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Comey testifies Clinton email claims 'not true' at heated Hill hearing - Fox News

Google News - Thu, 2016-07-07 11:58

Wall Street Journal

Comey testifies Clinton email claims 'not true' at heated Hill hearing
Fox News
FBI Director James Comey testified Thursday that Hillary Clinton's claims -- some made under oath -- about her use of a private email server were “not true,” raising the question of whether in doing so she committed a felony. In a wide-ranging ...
How GOP hopes to keep Clinton email scandal aliveCNN
Comey: 'No reasonable prosecutor' would have charged Clinton under 'gross negligence' statuteWashington Post
Live Coverage | Emails Were Confidential, With a 'C'New York Times
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Smartphones Lift Samsung To Best Profit In Over Two Years

Slashdot.org - Thu, 2016-07-07 11:30
Samsung said on Thursday that its second-quarter operating profit likely rose 17.4% from a year earlier. The figure marks the highest for Samsung in more than 2 years. The company adds that sales of Galaxy S7 flagship smartphone propelled its mobile earnings. Engadget reports: While Samsung won't be releasing its detailed earnings until the end of July, Reuters believes the top earner this quarter is none other than the mobile division, which also topped the last one. The news source says the division's profit could be up 54.5 percent from the same period last year. According to Yonhap News, Samsung shipped out around 15 million S7 and S7 edge units from April to June, with the latter beating out the basic S7 despite being more expensive.The company's mobile division, which once mostly had to compete with Apple's iPhone in the smartphone market, has been facing stiff competition from Chinese players such as Xiaomi and Huawei especially in the emerging market. But interestingly, some of these Chinese players have started to cut the big margin that their phones enjoyed in the recent months to make more profit.

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Baton Rouge: A city that's been smoldering for years - CNN

Google News - Thu, 2016-07-07 11:14

CNN

Baton Rouge: A city that's been smoldering for years
CNN
Baton Rouge, Louisiana (CNN) The streets surrounding the Triple S Food Mart were still packed early Thursday, the demonstrators spilling onto lanes of stalled traffic. Near the spot where Alton Sterling was fatally shot by police, they gathered in the ...
Jeremy Hill hurts for his hometown Baton Rouge following Alton Sterling shootingESPN (blog)
What Will Make the Killings Stop?The Atlantic
Baton Rouge Is Passionate, and Peaceful, After Shooting of Alton SterlingNew York Times
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US awards direct flights to Havana; American Air gets most - Reuters

Google News - Thu, 2016-07-07 11:12

Reuters

US awards direct flights to Havana; American Air gets most
Reuters
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The United States has tentatively approved flights on eight U.S. airlines to Havana as early as this fall, with American Airlines Group Inc (AAL.O) receiving the largest share of the limited routes, the U.S. Transportation ...
6 US carriers receive DOT's first nod for Havana service from Fort Lauderdale, MiamiSun Sentinel
The USA's new Havana flights, by the numbersUSA TODAY
Delta to Serve Havana, Cuba, from New York-JFK, Atlanta and MiamiPR Newswire (press release)
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Trump, seeking GOP unity, has tense meeting with Senate Republicans - Washington Post

Google News - Thu, 2016-07-07 11:04

Washington Post

Trump, seeking GOP unity, has tense meeting with Senate Republicans
Washington Post
Donald Trump's private meeting Thursday with Senate Republicans — designed to foster greater party unity ahead of the national convention in Cleveland — grew combative as the presumptive presidential nominee admonished three senators who have ...
Trump clashes with GOP criticCNN
Donald Trump Holds Tense Talks With Senate RepublicansNew York Times
Trump meets with House, Senate Republicans to rally support ahead of Cleveland conventionFox News
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Bangladesh Officials Looking Into IS Links After String of Attacks - Voice of America

Google News - Thu, 2016-07-07 11:03

Voice of America

Bangladesh Officials Looking Into IS Links After String of Attacks
Voice of America
Last updated on: July 07, 2016 12:59 PM. NEW DELHI—. After Thursday's deadly attack by suspected Islamists near a mosque in Bangladesh where hundreds of thousands had gathered for Eid prayers, the country's information minister says the government ...
Bangladesh Is Losing the Battle Against TerrorWall Street Journal
At least 3 dead in bomb attack during Eid prayers in BangladeshWashington Post
Bomb Blast, Gunbattle Kill 4 During Bangladesh Eid PrayersNew York Times
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'Exceptionally strong' typhoon to slam Taiwan early Friday - Washington Post

Google News - Thu, 2016-07-07 11:01

Washington Post

'Exceptionally strong' typhoon to slam Taiwan early Friday
Washington Post
Packing winds of 160 mph, Super Typhoon Nepartak is making a beeline toward southern Taiwan, where it is expected to make landfall early Friday local time. The storm, described by some meteorologists as “perfect” for its textbook presentation, has the ...
Super Typhoon Nepartak Rages Toward Taiwan and ChinaABC News
Super Typhoon Nepartak May Be Strongest Taiwan Landfall in 16 Years; Heavy Rain A Threat in Eastern ChinaThe Weather Channel
Taiwan Braces For Super Typhoon NepartakNPR
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Head-to-head: How Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom compare - BBC News

Google News - Thu, 2016-07-07 10:51

Financial Times

Head-to-head: How Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom compare
BBC News
Andrea Leadsom and Theresa May are vying to be the next Conservative leader - and the second female prime minister in British history. How do the two contenders measure up? Image copyright EPA/PA Image caption Andrea Leadsom, left, and Theresa ...
Britain will have first female prime minister since Margaret ThatcherWashington Post
Race for Britain's Prime Minister Down to Theresa May and Andrea LeadsomNew York Times
Britain's May and Leadsom in all-women race for PMReuters
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Facebook Decides Which Killings We're Allowed to See

Slashdot.org - Thu, 2016-07-07 10:50
Minutes after a police shooting took place in the Falcon Heights suburbs of Minnesota, a Facebook Live video was published on the social juggernaut website. The death of Philando Castile, 32, was documented in harrowing detail thanks to the live streaming tool offered by the social media giant. The 10-minute video was streamed via smartphone by a woman identified in media reports as Diamond Reynolds. She narrates the video with a mix of eerie calm and anguish. The video was removed from Facebook due to, as company says, a "technical glitch." The video has since been restored, but with a "Warning -- Graphic Video," disclaimer. Motherboard notes that Facebook has become the de-facto platform for such controversial videos, and that there's a pattern in these so called glitches -- as they happen very often time after a questionable content is streamed. This makes one wonder whether it is up to Facebook to decide which kind of controversial videos one should be able to watch The publication writes: As Facebook continues to build out its Live video platform, the world's most popular social network has become the de-facto choice for important, breaking, and controversial videos. Several times, Facebook has blocked political or newsworthy content only to later say that the removal was a "technical glitch" or an "error." Nearly two-thirds of Americans get their news from social media, and two thirds of Facebook users say they use the site to get news. If Facebook is going to become the middleman that delivers the world's most popular news events to the masses, technical glitches and erroneous content removals could be devastating to information dissemination efforts. More importantly, Facebook has become the self-appointed gatekeeper for what is acceptable content to show the public, which is an incredibly important and powerful position to be in. By censoring anything, Facebook has created the expectation that there are rules for using its platform (most would agree that some rules are necessary). But because the public relies on the website so much, Facebook's rules and judgments have an outsized impact on public debate.

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Italian journalists cleared in Vatican leaks trial - judge - Reuters

Google News - Thu, 2016-07-07 10:31

Reuters

Italian journalists cleared in Vatican leaks trial - judge
Reuters
VATICAN CITY A Vatican court on Thursday cleared two Italian journalists charged with publishing leaked documents that claimed the Church was riddled with graft, ruling that the Holy See had no jurisdiction over them. The court found two other ...
Vatileaks pair convicted of leaks but journalists clearedBBC News

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NVIDIA Announces GeForce GTX 1060, Fierce Competition For the Radeon RX 480

Slashdot.org - Thu, 2016-07-07 10:05
Reader MojoKid writes: In May, NVIDIA released the GeForce GTX 1080. The company followed up on that beastly chip in June with slightly cut down GeForce GTX 1070 and that trickledown effect is now reaching the mainstream market with the arrival of the GeForce GTX 1060. The GeForce GTX 1060 can be seen as a direct response to the AMD Radeon RX 480, which offers a ton of performance at the $200 price point. While still built using a 16nm FinFET process, the GP106 core on the GTX 1060 features 1280 CUDA cores; exactly half that of the GTX 1080. Base clock for the GPU is 1506MHz, while the boost clock is 1708MHz (NVIDIA is quick to point out, however, the GPU core can easily be overclocked to 2GHz+). The GTX 1060 features a 192-bit memory bus and comes with 6GB of GDDR5 memory running at 8Gbps. The card has a single 6-pin power connector and a 120W TDP. NVIDIA claims that the GTX 1060 is on average 15 percent faster than its closest competitor, the Radeon RX 480. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 will be available starting July 19th from a wide variety of third-party partners including ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI and Zotac etc. with a starting price of $249. The NVIDIA-built GeForce GTX 1060 Founder Edition will be available for $299.

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Woman streams aftermath of fatal officer-involved shooting - CNN

Google News - Thu, 2016-07-07 09:54

CNN

Woman streams aftermath of fatal officer-involved shooting
CNN
(CNN) As Philando Castile's head slumps backward while he lies dying next to her, Diamond Reynolds looks directly into the camera and explains that a Minnesota police officer just shot her fiancé four times. The nation is, by now, accustomed to grainy ...
Philando Castile Shooting in Minnesota Leads Governor to Seek US InvestigationNew York Times
Minn. cop fatally shoots black man during traffic stop, aftermath broadcast on FacebookWashington Post
Fatal Shooting of Philando Castile Prompts Minnesota Governor to Call for DOJ ProbeNBCNews.com
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How not to handle a Donald Trump controversy, in 5 easy steps - Washington Post

Google News - Thu, 2016-07-07 09:38

Washington Post

How not to handle a Donald Trump controversy, in 5 easy steps
Washington Post
The controversy over Donald Trump's tweeting of a six-pointed star calling Hillary Clinton the "Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!" is now six days old, and going strong — in large part because the candidate himself seems determined to extend the coverage.
Is Donald Trump Losing It?The New Yorker
Trump: Star of David issue has 'been very much resolved'The Hill (blog)
Donald Trump just can't let the Star of David tweet go.New Republic
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Apple To Release Public Betas of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra Today

Slashdot.org - Thu, 2016-07-07 09:25
The next version of Apple's desktop operating system, macOS Sierra, will be made available in a public beta later today. Enthusiasts can also try their hands at iOS 10, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system today. Both the new operating system versions offer a range of new features and improvements. Sierra, for instance, features Siri voice assistant which will assist users with locating files, answering queries, and search for images and information just by asking. iOS 10 lets users write a message in their own handwriting, and has a feature called "Raise to Wake" which wakes up the device when a user picks up their iPhone. Notifications have gotten more powerful, and now show photos and videos as well. You will find the macOS Sierra preview here, and iOS 10 preview here. More information on Apple's beta program here.

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Russian Leader Putin Signs Controversial 'Big Brother' Law

Slashdot.org - Thu, 2016-07-07 08:45
An anonymous reader writes: Today Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the controversial "anti-terrorist" legislation adopted by the lower and upper houses of parliament in late June, despite the flurry of criticism from opposition-minded circles and the serious concerns expressed by Russian telecom and internet companies. As reported earlier by East-West Digital News, the new legislation -- which Edward Snowden has called "Russia's new Big-Brother law" -- is not only severe against those involved in "international terrorism," its financing or non-denunciation. Law-enforcement agencies will also be granted access to any user's messages without any judicial oversight. Several key provisions will directly affect the internet and telecom industry. In particular, telecom operators and internet resources will need to store the recordings of all phone calls and the content of all text messages for a period of six months. They will be required to cooperate with the Federal Security Service (FSB) to make their users' communications fully accessible to this organization.

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Microsoft's Nadella Reshapes Top Management as Turner Leaves

Slashdot.org - Thu, 2016-07-07 08:05
Dina Bass, reporting for Bloomberg: Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella announced a broad reorganization of the company's senior executive ranks as long-time Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner prepares to leave for another job. Instead of naming a new COO, Nadella appointed two executives to divvy up the sales responsibilities and report to him. Jean-Philippe Courtois will be in charge of global sales, marketing and operations spanning Microsoft's 13 business areas, Nadella said in a note to employees Thursday. Judson Althoff will lead the worldwide commercial business, including government and small and medium-sized businesses. Other executives already reporting to Nadella will take on parts of Turner's job, with Chris Capossela leading worldwide marketing, Kurt DelBene leading IT and Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood taking over the sales and marketing team's finance group, which had been separate.

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Avast Acquires AVG For $1.3 Billion To Create Security Software Giant

Slashdot.org - Thu, 2016-07-07 07:00
An anonymous reader quotes a report from VentureBeat: Security software giant Avast Software has acquired rival AVG Technologies. Avast will pay $25 in cash for each of AVG's outstanding ordinary shares, in a deal amounting to around $1.3 billion. Avast said that it's acquiring AVG to "gain scale, technological depth and geographical breadth" and so it can "take advantage of emerging growth opportunities in internet security as well as organizational efficiencies." The combined company will have access to "400 million endpoints" -- that is, devices that have some form of Avast or AVG application installed. Almost half of those are mobile too, which is key in a world that is increasingly shifting away from the desktop. With access to more devices, this will serve the joint company a bigger pool of data on malware, meaning it should be better positioned to offer better security products. "We are in a rapidly changing industry, and this acquisition gives us the breadth and technological depth to be the security provider of choice for our current and future customers," said Vince Steckler, CEO of Avast. "Combining the strengths of two great tech companies, both founded in the Czech Republic and with a common culture and mission, will put us in a great position to take advantage of the new opportunities ahead, such as security for the enormous growth in IoT." The boards of both companies have approved the acquisition. However, AVG's shareholders still need to approve the deal, which Avast expects to happen between September and October 2016.

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Samsung Unveils World's First UFS Storage Cards, Could Replace MicroSD

Slashdot.org - Thu, 2016-07-07 04:00
An anonymous reader writes: Samsung has unveiled the world's first UFS card that could one day replace microSD cards in devices. The UFS card is based on the Universal Flash Storage 1.0 Card Extension standard and will be available in capacities from 32GB to 256GB. With a UFS card, users will be able to read 5GB of data, or a full resolution movie file, in 10 seconds, Samsung claims. For comparison, a UHS-1 microSD card would take 50 seconds to do the same. UFS cards will be able to fit into a wide range of devices like smartphones, tablets, cameras, and drones, but the devices will need a specific UFS card slot, which could take some time. Samsung claims the 256GB UFS card has a sequential read speed of 530MBps. The random read speed is 20 times faster than a microSD card. The sequential write speed is about 170MBps, which Samsung estimates is two times faster than microSD cards. The random write speed is 350 times faster than microSD, Samsung claims. The Universal Flash Storage 1.0 Card Extension standard is intended to replace the eMMC standard, which is used in low-cost laptops and Chromebooks. Samsung didn't disclose pricing or availability for the UFS storage cards. It's worth noting that Toshiba does also make UFS storage cards, but they have yet to release any based on the UFS 1.0 Card Extension standard.

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Google Is Working On Two Android Wear Smartwatches, Says Report

Slashdot.org - Thu, 2016-07-07 01:00
An anonymous reader writes: A new report from Android Police says Google is working on two Android Wear smartwatches. The Verge reports: "The two smartwatches -- one codenamed Angelfish, the other Swordfish -- are said to place a heavy focus on the Google assistant artificial intelligence 'bot' that headlined the company's recent I/O keynote. In terms of size and design, the larger Angelfish watch fits somewhere in between the 42mm and 46mm sizes of Lenovo's Moto 360. It'll feature LTE connectivity, built-in GPS, and a heart rate monitor, so it's got everything necessary for a little independence from your smartphone. The watch design reportedly features three buttons. There's a circular crown like many other Android Wear devices, but Angelfish also has two other buttons, and it's not yet known what they do. The smaller, thinner Swordfish watch has a look that resembles the Pebble Time Round, according to Android Police, with much less bezel surrounding the circular display. It's got just a single button, and might ship without the LTE, GPS, and heart rate sensor included inside the higher-end model. They could appear sometime this fall alongside new Nexus phones and the launch of Android Wear 2.0, though Android Police suspects they'll be announced separately." Researchers at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, were able to track a smartwatch wearer's hand movements at an ATM and figure out their pin with 80 percent accuracy on the first try.

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Second Tesla Autopilot Crash Under Review By US Regulators

Slashdot.org - Wed, 2016-07-06 21:30
An anonymous reader writes: The Wall Street Journal and many other publications are reporting that U.S. auto-safety regulators are currently reviewing a second crash that occurred while Tesla's Autopilot mode was activate. The Detroit Free Press reports that a Michigan art gallery owner told police that he survived a rollover crash that happened when his Tesla Model X was in self-driving mode last Friday. The newspaper didn't disclose any additional details regarding what led up to the accident and whether or not the driver was to blame. Last week, it was reported that U.S. regulators were investigating Tesla after a fatal crash occurred involving a vehicle using the Autopilot mode. Tesla said in a statement after that incident, "This is the first known fatality in just over 130 million miles where Autopilot was activated." They also said Autopilot "is an assist feature that requires you to keep your hands on the steering wheel at all times."

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