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Israeli forces kill four Palestinians in Gaza border protest: medics

Top Stories - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 16:41

The Israeli military responded with air strikes at three positions belonging to Hamas, the Islamist group that rules the Gaza Strip, an army statement said. It said 16,000 Palestinians had gathered along the Gaza border and hurled grenades, firebombs and rocks at Israeli troops, who responded with "riot dispersal means" and live fire when required. Later, sirens sounded in Israeli towns and communities around the Gaza Strip to warn that militants had launched rockets.


Microsoft to keep Pentagon bid amid ethics concerns

Top Stories - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 16:04

Microsoft said Friday it is prepared to provide its technology to the US military, including for a massive cloud computing project, despite ethics concerns among some of its employees and others in Silicon Valley. "All of us who live in this country depend on its strong defense," Microsoft president Brad Smith said in a blog post. The statement came two weeks after Google dropped out of the bidding for the huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion.


Texans say voting machines changing straight-ticket choices

Top Stories - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 15:22

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Some Texas voters are complaining that machines flipped their straight-ticket selections to the other party in key races during early voting, especially the much-watched Senate battle between Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O'Rourke.


Married Indiana Teachers Found Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide

Top Stories - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 13:27

Police said they are not looking for a suspect.


Russia, U.S. clash over INF arms treaty at United Nations

Top Stories - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 13:09

President Donald Trump said on Oct. 20 that Washington planned to quit the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty which Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, and Ronald Reagan had signed in 1987. Washington has cited Russia's alleged violation of the treaty as its reason for leaving it, a charge Moscow denies.


Man Armed With Hammer Tries To Steal Original Copy Of Magna Carta

Top Stories - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 12:45

Police in Salisbury, England, have arrested a 45-year-old man they say tried


Painting of Jesus survives 7-alarm fire that burned Massachusetts church to the ground

Top Stories - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 12:39

A seven-alarm fire that tore through a 150-year-old church in Massachusetts


Ford Is Bringing Seven Modified 2019 Rangers to SEMA

Top Stories - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 12:36

Two of the trucks were tuned by Ford's Performance division.


`How can I be effective?’: Teachers suffering after Michael

Top Stories - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 10:48

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Regina Ferrell, a fourth-grade teacher in Bay County, stood before the local school board this week and pleaded: Please be flexible with teachers returning to classrooms after Hurricane Michael.


Smithsonian Museum Will Display Matthew Shepard's Belongings

Top Stories - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 10:31

It's a touching tribute honoring the memory of Matthew Shepard, 20 years after his gruesome death.


Donald Trump Tweet Features Nod To Mail Bomb Conspiracy Theory

Top Stories - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 10:30

President Donald Trump on Friday downplayed a series of mail bombs sent to CNN


Razer's beloved DeathAdder Chroma gaming mouse is just $37, a nearly 40% discount

Macworld - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 10:00
Razer's signature DeathAdder Chroma is renowned for its no-frills, highly usable design, and this is one of the cheapest prices we've ever seen for it.

Load up on cheap, speedy storage with this 120GB SSD on sale for $23

Macworld - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 09:48

It’s time to ditch that pokey mechanical hard drive. Solid-state storage prices have been plummeting, but today we’ve found a remarkably cheap SSD that should be a good option for a boot drive in a tower PC, or minimal, fast storage for a travel laptop. Newegg’s selling the 120GB Silicon Power S55 SSD for just $23Remove non-product link. That’s about $10 off the MSRP, and a flat-out outstanding price for a solid-state drive. Newegg’s sale price for this drive ends next Thursday, November 1.

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Suspect In Fatal Kroger Shooting First Tried To Get Inside Black Church: Police

Top Stories - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 09:29

JEFFERSONTOWN, Ky. (AP) -- A white man with a history of violence and mental


The 2020 McLaren Speedtail Revealed!

Top Stories - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 08:01

Release date, price, and details on the most expensive, most powerful, and fastest McLaren yet.


Tim Cook says companies are weaponizing our personal data, and he’s right

Macworld - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 08:00

On Wednesday, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook gave the keynote speech at the 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners. In it he sounded the warning bell about how our personal data is being collected, processed, bought, and sold.

In TechCrunch’s report, he’s quoted as saying, “Our own information—from the everyday to the deeply personal—is being weaponized against us with military efficiency...Taken to the extreme this process creates an enduring digital profile and lets companies know you better than you may know yourself. Your profile is a bunch of algorithms that serve up increasingly extreme content, pounding our harmless preferences into harm. We shouldn’t sugarcoat the consequences. This is surveillance.”

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The iPad Pro and the MacBook are on a collision course

Macworld - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 07:00

While there are a number of large and small announcements expected at Apple’s event next week, there’s one big-picture issue that cuts across at least two of the company’s product lines: the future of its mobile computing devices.

With rumors of a new iPad Pro and new iPad mini plus the possibility that a MacBook Air refresh or successor will see the light of day, Apple’s line of mobile devices is potentially about to get some big updates. But as these products grow closer together, I’ve started to wonder about Apple’s mobile computing strategy.

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Another Suspicious Package Addressed To Cory Booker Found

Top Stories - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 06:11

The mystery surrounding the envelopes containing explosive devices that have


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