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The Sun Daily
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He said this included providing computers to enable students not only to be IT-savvy, but also to do reference and revision work, and to receive online tuition. — Bernama
Techradar - Reviews
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It's hassle-free and you may be luckier with speeds. Here are the best VPN services and VPN deals of 2017 * Our testing included evaluating general performance (browsing, streaming video). We also used speedtest.net to measure latency, upload and download speeds, and then tested immediately again with the VPN turned off, to check for any difference (over several rounds of testing). We then compared these results to other VPN services we've reviewed. Of course, do note that VPN performance is difficult to measure as there are so many variables .
Open Culture
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Image by Daniele Prati, via Flickr Commons Kurt Vonnegut wrote novels, of course, but also short stories, essays, and — briefly, suitably late in his careercorrespondence from the afterlife. He did that last gig in 1998, composing for broadcast on the formidable WNYC , by undergoing a series of what he calledcontrolled near-death experiencesorchestrated, so he claimed, by “Dr. Jack Kevorkian and the facilities of a Huntsville, Texas execution chamber.” These made possible “more than one hundred visits to Heaven and my returning to life to tell the tale,” or rather, to tell the tales of the more permanently deceased with whom he’d sat down for a chat. Vonnegut’s roster of afterlife interviewees included personages he personally admired such as Eugene Debs ( listen ), Isaac Newton ( listen ), and Clarence Darrow ( listen ), as well as historical villains like James Earl Ray ( listen ) and Adolf Hitler ( listen ).
South China Morning Post
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BBC News 24
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So the risk is that, will this cramp growth down the road? It is good for wage inflation and the US consumer, it creates confidence, but will it actually hurt growth down the road? That is what we are more worried about from the market perspective. One of Obama's main drivers with the TPP was to try to encourage American influence in this region, and China was not included.
Politico
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“But we’re going to start renegotiating on NAFTA, on immigration and on security at the border.” At Gettysburg, Trump had included some hedges in his 100-day contract, saying he would “propose” a term-limits amendment (versus enact it) and that he would “direct my secretary of the treasury” to label China a manipulator, not necessarily do so from the Oval Office. He also promised to cancel federal funds for sanctuary cities and to “suspend immigration from terror-prone regions.” Neither has happened yet. Trump has made clear he wants to focus heavily on the economy and jobs. “I will be the greatest jobs president God ever created,” he said earlier this month. Trump told the business leaders he assembled at the White House that he’d slash taxesmassively” and curtail regulations. “We think we can cut regulations by 75 percent,” Trump said. “Maybe more.
BBC News 24
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China was the biggest economy to not be included, and it was widely viewed as a way to cement trade relations without Beijing's influence. with a 30-day cancellation clause "in case somebody misbehaves".
Coventry Telegraph
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Voice Of America
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MacRumors
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For all of its devices that use communications technologies like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and NFC, Apple has to submit them to the United States Federal Communications Commission for approval, and the filings, though restricted, occasionally give hints as to what Apple is working on. In early January, Apple sought approval for an unnamed "Wireless Device" that features support for NFC and Bluetooth. With a model number of A1846, the device appears to be an iteration of a similar Wireless Device that was submitted for regulatory approval back in September. That device shared the same design but had a model number of A1844. The A1846 model number is not similar to existing Apple products, unveiling no information. There are no photos of the device itself, but a regulatory label that was on the original A1844 device pictured pointed towards slightly curved edges and two included torx screws.
MintPress News
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20, 2017, in Washington. (AP/John Minchillo) While most demonstrators seemed unattached to specific organizations, drifting between events or trying to reach the parade route, other groups that mobilized included the #DisruptJ20 coalition and Workers World Party , whose marches merged shortly before the noontime inauguration. Blocks away, police fired pepper spray, tear gas canisters and concussion grenades at other protesters before surrounding them in groups and arresting roughly 230 people. On Saturday, federal prosecutors said most would face charges of “felony rioting.” Under D.C. law , the charge, which requiresserious bodily harm” or “property damage in excess of $5,000,” could subject “every person who willfully incited or urged others to engage in the riot” to as much as ten years’ imprisonment, as well as fines up to $25,000 each.
Android Police
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Most of the time, the 0.10 deals we often report on are limited to a very specific subset of countries (such as the UK, Italy, France, Russia, etc), but this week it's different. Goo Saga is on sale for 0.10, and as far as we can see, this one's international; even the United States is included. Goo Saga is a pretty fun little platformer, all things told. The story goes that the little elastic-y creature you control, Goo, is looking for his creator, and more generally the meaning of life. Read More [Deal Alert] Goo Saga down to 0.10, possibly available internationally was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
Android Police
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Amazon's Alexa assistant supports multiple 'wake words,' which serve as activation phrases for Alexa to start listening. Until now, this included "Alexa," "Amazon," and "Echo." Now Amazon has silently added "Computer" as a wake word, something that is sure to please Star Trek fans everywhere. You can change the wake word on the online settings panel . This should work for all your Alexa-powered devices, be it an Echo or a refrigerator . Unfortunately, Alexa cannot (yet) raise shields or engage the warp engine. Read More Alexa adds "Computer" as a wake word, much to the joy of Star Trek fans everywhere was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
Windows Blog
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BoingBoing
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MacRumors
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MacRumors
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Apple today released watchOS 3.1.3 , an update that follows the watchOS 3.1.1 update that was released on December 12 but pulled later that same day due to installation issues. watchOS 3.1.3 can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General --> Software Update. To install the update, the Apple Watch must have 50 percent battery, it must be placed on the charger, and it must be in range of the iPhone. An iPhone running iOS 10 or later is required to download the new software, but it is available for all Apple Watch models. No significant changes or feature additions were discovered in watchOS 3.1.3, but presumably, it fixes the 3.1.1 installation issues that were bricking some Apple Watch Series 2 models, allowing customers who did not get a chance to download 3.1.1 to finally get the bug fixes included in that update.
Mental Floss
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Daily Mail - Australia
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A nine-year-old boy who was asked to write down ten words in New Zealand's native Maori language appeared to get stuck after five - so included some hilarious responses to fill the list.
Futurity
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The thylacine appears to be an example of convergent evolution, filling a similar niche that members of the canid family did elsewhere, Berns says. It's interesting, however, that the thylacine brain is very different than the canine brain, despite the physical resemblance of their bodies. For Tasmanian tiger, genetic fate loomed Only four surviving specimens of the brains of Tasmanian tigers exist, and the study gained access to two of them. One was provided by the Smithsonian Institution, taken from a male Tasmanian tiger after it died at the National Zoological Park in 1905. The other specimen, loaned to the researchers by the Australian Museum in Sydney, came from an animal that died during the 1930s. The two Tasmanian devil brains used in the study included one from the Smithsonian Institution, which had been preserved around the same time as its Tasmanian tiger specimen.
The Cornishman
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A witness to the Tunisia terror attack described the moment the gunman shot holidaymakers in cold blood as like an execution. Gunman Seifeddine Rezgui opened fire on holidaymakers at the popular resort of Port El Kantaoui on June 26, 2015, killing a total of 38 people from different countries. The British victims were aged between 19 and 80 and included three generations of the same family. Among them was Stephen Mellor, a 59 year-old engineer from Bodmin. Mr Mellor was...
Ars Technica
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Enlarge Ever since Microsoft introduced its Surface tablet PCs, the company has pushed the importance of stylus input using the included pen. Accordingly, the Surface Pro has always included the pen in the box. The company has also made significant improvements to the usefulness of the pen in the most recent major update of Windows 10. But if you really hate the pen, Microsoft now has a Surface Pro 4 SKU for you: the Surface Pro 4 (no pen) . This model takes the cheapest iteration of the Surface Pro 4128GB storage, 4GB RAM, Skylake Core m3 processor, and no fan—and shaves $100 off the price (to $800) just by dropping the pen. Given how important the pen is supposed to be, this seems a bit strange to us, but Microsoft's emphasis on stylus input has never quite matched our usage preferences. In this instance, the reality makes more sense than the marketing.
Sputnik International
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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has claimed that the Trump administration will ‘work with Russia or anyone else’ to quickly defeat Daesh, but, when asked if that included Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Spicer refused to give a clear answer.