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  • Windows 10 October 2018 Update finally shifts to automatic rollout 17 Jan 2019 19:43 ZD Net Microsoft has finally shifted gears in the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, aka version 1809, and will now be pushing it automatically via Windows Update to select devices.  As of mid-December, the update was available to users who manually …
  • Windows 10 19H1: Microsoft pushes its services with 'Make Windows even better' prompt 17 Jan 2019 19:43 ZD Net Microsoft has a new setup process in the next version of Windows 10 that invites users to "make Windows even better" by setting up devices and services with a Microsoft Account.   The next Windows 10 feature update, version 1903, includes the new …
  • WSJ: Amazon Wants to 'Own the System' with Publishing House 17 Jan 2019 18:38 Breitbart According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Amazon has recently started publishing books through its own publishing house. The news is concerning for some, considering the access that Amazon has to customers. Consider the case of author Mark …
  • Generation Z Is About to Hit DC. Here’s What Employers Need to Know. 17 Jan 2019 18:08 Washingtonian News What are you going to do when they ask for time off to go to protests? For the past 15 or so years, all of the young hires at your office have had one thing in common: They’re millennials. Members of that generation have flooded Washington in the post …
  • Giant rotating ice disk stops spinning in river 17 Jan 2019 15:48 The Seattle Times The ice formation is believed to have formed naturally where there's a circular current that creates a whirlpool effect. Social-media users compared it to an alien spacecraft and the moon, and ducks used it as a big raft. WESTBROOK, Maine — Maine’s …
  • Facebook Let My Government Target Me. Here’s Why I Still Work With Them. 17 Jan 2019 13:08 Techland My reputation and peace of mind were demolished by information operations on Facebook. It’s a cautionary tale for the U.S. I run Rappler, an online news site in the Philippines. In my country, Facebook essentially is the Internet, thanks to subsidies from …
  • Twilight of the Elites by Christophe Guilluy review – France and a new class conflict 17 Jan 2019 12:10 The Guardian Nearly a decade before the gilets jaunes rose up in their high-vis vests to shake France and grab global headlines, the French social geographer Christophe Guilluy foresaw their arrival in an essay called Fractures Françaises. In 2014 he developed his …
  • Social-media expert to speak on cyberbullying 17 Jan 2019 05:57 The Royal Gazette Published Jan 16, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Jan 16, 2019 at 8:03 am) School talk: Deana Puccio (File photograph by Akil Simmons) A social-media expert is to discuss cyberbullying and inappropriate online behaviour at a talk tonight. Deana Puccio, a former …
  • All the Snap Executives Who Have Called It Quits 17 Jan 2019 05:41 wsj.com Photograph by David McNew/AFP/Getty Images Text size The conga line of departing Snap (SNAP) executives just got longer. Chief Financial Officer Tim Stone plans to leave the struggling social-media company to “pursue other opportunities,” according …
  • 5 Takeaways From the 2019 Barron's Roundtable 17 Jan 2019 05:41 wsj.com The Barron's 2019 Roundtable panelists, clockwise from top left: Jeffrey Gundlach, Rupal Bhansali, Abby Cohen, Oscar Schafer, Mario Gabelli, Scott Black, William Priest, Henry Ellenbogen, Meryl Witmer, and Todd Ahlsten Photography by ioulex; grooming …
  • Las Vegas musical ‘A Mob Story’ is dark until the spring 17 Jan 2019 05:39 Henderson View The Kats! Bureau at this writing is Palms’ CG Technology Sports Book. The hotel is hot right now — hot, I tell you! — with vaunted punk pioneer Billy Idol performing at Pearl Concert Theater on Friday and Saturday, and noted cocktail master Francesco …
  • OP-ED | Like Sandy Hook Families, We All Must Fight for Truth in a World of Lies 17 Jan 2019 03:42 CT News Junkie At time when bullying and hate crimes are on the rise, score one for the good guys. In this case, the good guys are the families of Sandy Hook victims who have endured years of “physical confrontation and harassment, death threats, and a sustained barrage …
  • Indonesia takes steps to trace stolen assets hidden abroad - Asia Times 17 Jan 2019 03:15 Indonesia News Indonesian President Joko Widodo has revealed that after several years of delay, Indonesia and Switzerland will soon ratify a Mutual Legal Assistance agreement. This is a positive development. As Widodo explained to his social-media followers, the MLA …
  • AOC Will Try to Teach Her Democratic Colleagues to Be Good at Twitter 17 Jan 2019 02:52 New York Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Photo: Patrick Semansky/AP/REX/Shutterstock While Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 29, has proven herself to be fearless in the face of adversity, she will soon be undertaking what might be her most grueling task yet: …
  • With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the right-wing media playbook doesn't work 17 Jan 2019 01:05 Media Matters For America Melissa Joskow / Media Matters When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated House Democratic Caucus Chair and 10-term Rep. Joseph Crowley in a June 2018 primary, The Associated Press didn’t even bother to include her name in its tweet calling the race in her …
  • YouTube is now banning the Bird Box Challenge and other dangerous viral stunts 17 Jan 2019 00:53 Komando.com Social-media challenges can occasionally be fun and can actually be used for a good cause. But why is it that the most popular and viral challenges tend to be the ones that put their participants in grave danger? Dancing alongside a moving car, ingesting a …
  • Liberals are reading way too much into Trump news stories 17 Jan 2019 00:40 NYPOST Every now and then, as I read supposedly hot news stories and the social-media reaction to them, I feel ­myself growing a white goatee and having my white hair curl up on the sides of my head as I turn into Mugatu, the piano-key necktie designer from the …
  • The race to get the top reply to Trump tweets 17 Jan 2019 00:06 ABC.net.au Updated January 17, 2019 10:14:47 It's no secret that Donald Trump is a prolific Twitter user and has one of the most followed accounts on the platform. And this presents a golden opportunity for those who are quick and savvy enough. Known as " …
  • 'Fyre' torches 'influencer' culture 16 Jan 2019 23:46 Mace and Crown In the case of Fyre, the image in question turned out to be a massive scam, one orchestrated by a con man, Billy McFarland, who had enlisted rapper Ja Rule as his partner. The pair seized on the idea of launching a major festival in the Bahamas, using …
  • T-Mobile execs seeking Trump approval for deal stayed repeatedly at his D.C. hotel 16 Jan 2019 23:25 CapitalGazette.com Last April, telecom giant T-Mobile announced a megadeal: a $26 billion merger with rival Sprint, which would more than double T-Mobile's value and give it a huge new chunk of the cellphone market. But for T-Mobile, one hurdle remained: Its deal needed …
  • T-Mobile executives seeking approval were Trump customers 16 Jan 2019 23:24 SF Gate The Old Post Office Pavilion Clock Tower, which remains open during the partial government shutdown, is seen above the Trump International Hotel, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 in Washington. The Old Post Office Pavilion Clock Tower, which remains open during the …
  • ‘Fyre’ torches ‘influencer’ culture behind failed festival 16 Jan 2019 23:06 WTVR A luxury music festival in the Bahamas has been a disaster. “Fyre” — Netflix’s version of a pair of dueling documentaries — is positively bonkers, a feature-length look at the planned Fyre music festival that went spectacularly awry. But beyond the first- …
  • Procter & Gamble's Toxic Sanctimony 16 Jan 2019 22:50 Yahoo News One of the world’s most successful brands committed ideological hara-kiri this week. Recognized around the world as a symbol of manly civility for more than a century, Gillette will now be remembered as the company that did itself in by sacrificing a …
  • Frank Clark: I got his 14 sacks this past Seahawks season with torn elbow ligaments 16 Jan 2019 22:25 Bellingham Herald Just think what Frank Clark could do with healthy arms. That’s what he wants the Seahawks—and potentially the NFL—to think during his negotiations for a new, megabucks contract. The 25-year-old defensive end had a career-high 14 sacks in 17 games this past …
  • Snap crackled, plotzed: Social media darling down 80% from IPO high 16 Jan 2019 22:09 CBS News By Kate Gibson Updated on: January 16, 2019 / 5:07 PM / MoneyWatch The honeymoon is over for Snapchat parent Snap and investors. Less than two years after one of the hottest tech IPOs in years, Snap's value has nosedived about 80 percent from …
  • Teach students to tell right from wrong, Prayut urges 16 Jan 2019 21:18 Nation “Under democracy, people’s voice will get louder and the authority of the state will be reduced,” General Prayut said on National Teachers Day. “Children need social-media literacy because not everything out there is correct.”  He said teachers should …
  • T-Mobile announced a merger needing government approval. The next day, 9 executives had reservations 16 Jan 2019 20:53 Seatlle Post-Intelligencer John Legere, chief executive officer of T-Mobile US Inc. (center) arrives at a Senate hearing in Washington, D.C., on June 27, 2018. John Legere, chief executive officer of T-Mobile US Inc. (center) arrives at a Senate hearing in Washington, D.C., on June …
  • How To Raise Happy Kids In This Digital Age 16 Jan 2019 20:51 Fremont Tribune Happiness is a warm puppy. If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands. Don’t worry, be happy!  Rules for how to live happily are nothing new. But lately, our well-being — and that of our kids — seems to be in free fall. Depression, anxiety, and even  …
  • How to stop Facebook from tracking everything about you and one furloughed worker’s unique side hustle during the shutdown 16 Jan 2019 20:36 MarketWatch Happy Wednesday, MarketWatchers! Here are the top personal finance stories of the day. Personal Finance Facebook tracks everything from your politics to ethnicity — here’s how to stop it Nearly 75% of users did not know about the social-media company’s …
  • San Diego millennials show their nerdy business models 16 Jan 2019 20:33 San Diego Reader Nikki from Lemon Grove makes money in not-so-orthodox methods. “I’ve had a few people come to me that have giant fetishes,” she says, “which is basically the idea of a giant woman stepping on, eating, or messing with very tiny people. Think the movie Honey …
  • UM's Jeff Thomas saga continues with WR returning to Miami after all 16 Jan 2019 20:33 Orlando Sentinel For Jeff Thomas, it seems a new coach means a new beginning. The sophomore wide receiver, who was dismissed from Miami’s program by former coach Mark Richt in November and said as recently as Monday that he was planning to play at Illinois in 2019, …
  • Illinois foster family completing bucket list for dog dying of cancer 16 Jan 2019 20:28 Morton Times News EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Loretta's tail didn't stop wagging from the time she walked into Trinity Lutheran School in Edwardsville until the time she left two hours later. And why not? Children, teachers and other staff treated the yellow Labrador …
  • Trump and FDR — Both Smear Victims 16 Jan 2019 20:25 News Max The New York Times story this weekend, that senior FBI personnel took it upon themselves two years ago to open a counterintelligence investigation into whether the president of the U.S. was a Russian agent, reveals again both the putschist institutional …
  • Who Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Like in American History? Historians Weigh In 16 Jan 2019 19:52 New York The new Joshua Reed Giddings? Photo: Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images With her unapologetic progressivism and remarkable social-media savvy, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has captured the national spotlight — and already helped shape the …
  • Facebook Doesn’t Need to Fool You 16 Jan 2019 19:52 New York Photo: Adam Berry/Bloomberg via Getty Images; Chesnot/Getty Images As memes go, there’s very little to complain about with the “2009/2019” (also known as “2009 vs. 2019” and “10 Year Challenge”) meme currently sweeping Twitter, Facebook, and …
  • How to get the top reply to Trump tweets 16 Jan 2019 19:51 Australian Broadcasting Corporation Posted January 17, 2019 06:00:35 It's no secret that Donald Trump is a prolific Twitter user and has one of the most followed accounts on the platform. And this presents a golden opportunity for those who are quick and savvy enough. Known as " …
  • Stowaway bird flies business class from Singapore to London 16 Jan 2019 19:31 The New Zeland Herald A business class ticket on Singapore Airlines should ensure you arrive at your destination well rested, but not if you share the cabin with a rampaging mynah songbird. Last week one such bird stowed away on flight SQ322 from Singapore to London. Stowaway …
  • We all love Marie Kondo. So why is tidying up so hard? 16 Jan 2019 18:59 New Scientist The Japanese neatness consultant has inspired millions to declutter. So why is getting your home Instagrammably neat so difficult, asks David H. Freedman Does an orderly mind follow an orderly home?Josie Ford By David H. Freedman A CLUTTER-free kitchen, …
  • David Ignatius: Trump has squandered the opportunity his populist campaign offered 16 Jan 2019 18:17 Southcoast Today Donald Trump is giving an unintentional gift to the burgeoning field of Democratic presidential candidates: He is teaching them how they can win. Trump's failure as president is that he hasn't forged a governing party that can unite the country, …
  • Are the Oscars poised for yet another Crash landing? 16 Jan 2019 18:11 Calgary Herald At one time, the Golden Globe Awards was like a little sister to the Oscars, but in the past decade the ceremony has become more of a drunken uncle. This is not only due to the ceremony’s open bar (and resultant sloppy speeches), but also its affinity for …
  • Roku gave a platform reaching millions to Infowars. After hours of outrage, it backed down. 16 Jan 2019 17:16 CapitalGazette.com At his parents' home in suburban Clarksville, Maryland, on Monday night, Daniel Madison and his brother were itching to see "Fyre Fraud," the new Hulu documentary on the glorious failure of the 2017 music festival. So they set up a Roku …
  • Investors haven’t been this bearish about global profits since the financial crisis, say BAML survey 16 Jan 2019 16:44 BigCharts Ahead of what some predict will be the biggest parliamentary defeat in 95 years for the U.K. government, expect Old Blighty to get plenty of time in the spotlight Tuesday. A vote by U.K. lawmakers on beleaguered U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s doomed …
  • Disney: Epcot readies arts fest for big encore 16 Jan 2019 16:31 Orlando Sentinel The Epcot International Festival of the Arts is returning to Walt Disney World, so it’s high time get those creative juices flowing. The event runs daily between Jan. 18 and Feb. 25, and the bulk of the entertainment is included in regular theme-park …
  • Ten-year challenge (theme-park edition) spotlights weighty changes 16 Jan 2019 16:24 Orlando Sentinel Yes, yes, you look much better than you did a decade ago. That’s the point, isn’t it, of the “Ten-Year Challenge,” the recent social-media trend where folks post a photo of themselves from 2009 side-by-side with a lean mean shot of themselves from 2019 or …
  • The complex reasons why Republicans baby boomers are more likely to share #fakenews on Facebook 16 Jan 2019 16:14 MarketWatch Social media doesn’t help people differentiate what is real from what is fake, but “fake news” has been used by social scientists to describe fictional articles online and, famously, by President Trump, who uses it as a cudgel against mainstream media. …
  • Foster family completing bucket list for dog dying of cancer 16 Jan 2019 15:56 680News EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — Loretta’s tail didn’t stop wagging from the time she walked into Trinity Lutheran School in Edwardsville until the time she left two hours later. And why not? Children, teachers and other staff treated the yellow Labrador retriever …
  • T-Mobile announced a merger needing government approval. The... 16 Jan 2019 15:22 SF Gate The Trump International Hotel in Washington on Jan. 12, 2019. The Trump International Hotel in Washington on Jan. 12, 2019. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Alex Edelman. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Alex Edelman. The Trump International Hotel in Washington on Jan. …
  • T-Mobile execs stayed at Trump hotel while seeking OK on deal 16 Jan 2019 14:51 SF Gate The Trump International Hotel in Washington on Jan. 12, 2019. The Trump International Hotel in Washington on Jan. 12, 2019. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Alex Edelman. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Alex Edelman. The Trump International Hotel in Washington on Jan. …
  • The Biggest Risks for the Stock Market and the Economy Right Now, According to Our Experts 16 Jan 2019 14:41 wsj.com Photograph by Taylor Weidman/Getty Images Text size Bad corporate debt and earnings that can’t keep companies’ balance sheets from falling further into that debt. A trade war that’s still running hot. A world order that continues to fray. These are …
  • WORLD Israel medical group, India's ban, Chechnya detention 16 Jan 2019 14:22 Windy City Times Members who perform conversion therapy could now be expelled from the Israel Medical Association ( IMA )—which represents 90 percent of the country's doctors—if a complaint is filed to its ethics committee, Haaretz reported. "The treatments to …

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