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Web News for November, 2017

News Pages: News fm around the world. Audio: ★★ Podcasts ★★ NPR Radio ★★ BBC Radio
Video: ★★ BBC World News

Current News Sources: ★★ General Info ★★ 1 World Nations Online ★★ al Jazeera ★★ AP ★★ BBC ★★ Christian Science Monitor ★★ Dallas News ★★ FtW Star-Telegram ★★ Google News ★★ Japan Times ★★ MSNBC ★★ npr ★★ Pew Research ★★ Reuters ★★ UK Telegraph ★★ USA Today ★★ Wall St Journal ★★ Wikinews ★★ Zero Hedge

Rest In Peace: Famous people and friends who have died this year. ★★ Celebrity deaths in 2017 ★★ Lola Albright (Peter Gunn) ★★ Gregg Allman (Allman Bros Band) ★★ Walter Becker (Steely Dan) ★★ Chuck Berry (Maybellene) ★★ Michael Bond CBE (Paddington Bear) ★★ Powers Boothe (Philip Marlowe) ★★ Jimmy Breslin (newspaper columnist) ★★ Chelsea Brown (Laugh-In) ★★ Glen Campbell (Rhinestone Cowboy) ★★ Eugene Cernan (Astronaut) ★★ Mike Connors (Mannix) ★★ Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) ★★ Miguel Ferrer (Robocop) ★★ J. Geils (Blues band) ★★ Dick Gregory (Comedian) ★★ Barbara Hale (Perry Mason) ★★ Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica) ★★ John Heard (Home Alone) ★★ Linda Hopkins (Blues singer) ★★ John Hurt (Elephant Man) ★★ Al Jarreau (Jazz and R&B singer) ★★ Martin Landau (Mission Impossible) ★★ Bruce Langhorne (Tambourine Man) ★★ Jerry Lewis (The Nutty Professor) ★★ Dina Merrill (Operation Petticoat) ★★ Mary Tyler Moore (MTM Show) ★★ Sir Roger Moore (James Bond) ★★ Erin Moran (Happy Days) ★★ Jeanne Moreau (My Friends' Talent) ★★ Charlie Murphy (Chappelle's Show) ★★ Robert Osborn (Turner Classic Movies) ★★ Bill Paxton (Apollo 13) ★★ Tom Petty (& the Heartbreakers) ★★ Don Rickles (Comedian) ★★ David Rockefeller (Chase Manhattan Bank) ★★ Sam Shepard (The Right Stuff) ★★ Roger Smith (Mister Roberts) ★★ Jay Thomas (Murphy Brown) ★★ Butch Trucks (Allman Bros Band) ★★ Adam West (Batman) ★★ Mary White (PC Club)


Great Ideas is where new developments & discoveries go, in this case about computers or software. Great Ideas, Computers: ★★ Amazon FireTV Stick, thanks Helen ★★ The world's most powerful supercomputers

New products, research, or developments in Electronics Great Ideas, Electronics: ★★ Samsung Electronics to Set up AI Research Center in Seoul

New recipes, tools, & appliances associated w/ food Great Ideas, Food: ★★ How to make a sourdough starter — and keep it alive ★★ Pumpkin Cheesecake with pecan praline sauce ★★ Angel Pecan Cookies

Things or ideas for your house, your car, your pets, or even your pocketGreat Ideas, Home: ★★ Gmail add-ons to manage your inbox ★★ Gadgets & apps to make your dumb car smarter

The latest medical research, methods, drugs, or treatments Great Ideas, Medical: ★★ Locating body parts ★★ Gene therapy saved a boy’s life — by giving him new skin

Ideas or stories about how to stay safe Great Ideas, Safety: ★★ A funny flight attendant

Scientific discoveries, research results, new tech, how our world works; new products & techniques that may be on the way Great Ideas, Science: ★★ Bill Nye responds to anti-science tweets ★★ Holy Harp Trap, Batman! The gear researchers use to study bats ★★ A brief, 20,000-year history of timekeeping ★★ Chimps can gesticulate with the best of them ★★ Dandelion fluff makes a great parachute

Articles about matters involving law enforcement, patents, or law makers around the world. Legal Issues: ★★ The repeal of Net Neutrality, thanks Helen ★★ FCC plans Net Neutrality repeal (part 2), thanks Ken


Local Issues are items about Costa Rica. Local Issues: ★★ Costa Rican prosecutor dies after shooting at his home ★★ What is a chorreador de cafe? ★★ Who pays taxes in Costa Rica?

This section is a catch-all for topics like aviation, science-fiction, etc. that don't fit into other topics. Geek Humor & Interests: ★★ How the Model T Ford was made ★★ Google's Pizza, thanks Frans ★★ Cessna's 1st low-wing airplane ★★ Dr. McCoy says, "I’m a Doctor, not a…", thanks Connie ★★ Another look at Starship Troopers ★★ The best science fiction and fantasy novels of 2017

Photos of the Week:  The Atlantic: ★★ 11/3 ★★ 11/10 ★★ 11/17
     Foreign Policy (FP): ★★ 11/3 ★★ 11/10 ★★ 11/17

Items described on the WWW that aren't yet available for purchase are previewed here. Potential Products: ★★ 1st look at the iPhone X

General articles about hardware that don't fit into any of the specific categories listed below. Hardware, General: ★★ An eero Home WiFi System Review ★★ Gadgets and apps to make your dumb car smarter

Pilotless vehicles from airborne rotor-wing types to cars, robots, or submersibles Hardware, Drones: ★★ The Best Drones of 2017 ★★ Top 60+ Cheap Drones for Beginners

Computing devices in everyday objects that receive information from the internet. Hardware, Internet of Things (IoT): ★★ ring Video Doorbell ★★ Gadgets that work with your smart speaker to automate your home

Portable computers with a hinged-lid screen that would fit in your lap. Hardware, Laptops: ★★ Signs your laptop is in trouble ★★ Laptop accessories

A small laptop designed primarily for accessing Internet-based applications. Hardware, Netbooks: ★★ Can netbooks be cool again?

Hardware, Ereaders:A handheld device on which electronic versions of books, magazines, etc. can be read. ★★Kindle 7-inch Ereader

Hardware, 2-in-1s:A portable computer that shares characteristics of both tablets and laptops. ★★ Microsoft Surface Book 2 review

Hardware, Desktops & Towers:Nonportable computers that usually have a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and Central Processing Unit. ★★ Towers at Best Buy

General-purpose flat computers with a touchscreen and sometimes a stylus. Hardware, Tablets: ★★ Tablets reviewed
Mobile-phone-based computers have a touchscreen, operating system, internet access, and the ability to run applications.
Hardware, Smartphones: ★★  New iPhone details leaked ★★ Check your phone less by sending notifications to your computer ★★ Ways to optimize your smartphone ★★ Razer designed its 1st smartphone to make holding it sideways better ★★ Why does my old phone slow down when a new one comes out? ★★ Help topics for Moto G Plus (5th Gen), thanks Connie ★★ The 1 iPhone-X fix Apple should make now
Mobile digital watch devices with a touchscreen, usually with a connection to a smartphone.
Hardware, Smartwatches: ★★ The Best Smartwatches of 2017
Digital vision systems that can capture images, extract information, generate event descriptions, and make decisions.
Hardware, Smart Cameras: ★★ Basic tips for photographing water ★★ Add dynamic range to your backlit photos ★★ Get the hang of composition basics
Internet-connected,storage-aware, digital computer TVs specialized for entertainment.
Hardware, Smart TVs: ★★ The best Smart TV platforms in the world 2017
Some body-borne computers, like Google Glass & EyeTaps, process input to the wearer, while others, like Fitbits & the Intel Curie, monitor the body's output.
Hardware, Wearables: ★★ Wearable computers
Autos with advanced electronics and microprocessors used throughout the engine, drive train, and brakes. Some also have GPS, night vision, assisted parking, web & email access, voice control, & distance management. Some even drive themselves.
Hardware, Smart Cars: ★★ Car computer history
From PCs-on-a-stick to playing-card-deck sized computers. The most popular is the Raspberry Pi 3.
Hardware Tiny computers: ★★ The 11 tiniest, most powerful computers
Video-game consoles from Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo lead this category.
Hardware, Game Devices: ★★  Board games for people who love TV and movies ★★ Amazon FireTV Stick, thanks Helen
Immersive computer systems that generate 3D images or environments and players use special gloves to manipulate games.
Hardware, Virtual Reality (VR): ★★  The Virtual Reality Society
These gadgets attach to computers to amplify their usefulness (e.g., monitors, keyboards, & mice to scanners, speakers, and cameras); peripherals provide input & output.
Hardware, Peripherals: ★★ Review of the iClever XFree Mini Bluetooth earbuds ★★ Kingston HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Keyboard Review ★★ Unfavorable review of Google Pixel Buds
Telephone, computer, or general accessories (e.g., cases or attachments).
Hardware, Accessories: ★★ BlackVue DR750S-2CH Car Dash Camera Review
Things that go inside the computer go here, e.g., disc drives, memory boards, even SD cards.
Hardware, Internals:  ★★  Internal computer hardware devices
Computer systems that are able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence (e.g., visual perception, speech recognition, language translation, etc.)
Hardware/Software: Artificial Intelligence (AI): ★★  Harmon Kardon Invoke review: the Cortana speaker ★★ Overview of Artificial Intelligence
Programs that run on the internet through a user's browser, e.g., Facebook, Netflix, Gmail, or Google Calendar
Software, In the cloud: ★★ Gmail add-ons to manage your inbox ★★ Twitter jumps from 140 to 280 characters per tweet, thanks Helen ★★ Ways to stop Facebook from eating your battery, thanks Helen
Programs & apps that run on many OperatingSystems (e.g., Windows, Android, iOS & OS X).
Software, General Tools: ★★ Convert any file to any format
Programs that present content from the WWW (e.g., Google Chrome).
Software, Browsers: ★★ The best web browsers of 2017
Stories about things going on at Apple Computers.
Software, Apple, General News & Trivia: ★★  New iPhone details leaked ★★ The 1 iPhone-X fix Apple should make now
Interesting apps that run on Apple computers (under iOS or OS X).
Software, Apple, Apps: ★★ The new Apple App Store
Interesting apps that run on Apple computers (under iOS or OS X).
Software, Apple Operating Systems: ★★  Apple fixed that annoying autocorrect bug in iOS 11
News items about things going on at Microsoft.
Software, Microsoft, General News & Trivia: ★★  Microsoft News Central
Stories about Microsoft apps being released, recalled, or features and capabilities
Software, Microsoft, Apps: ★★  New Windows 10 apps
Stories about current or upcoming Microsoft OS features, releases, rumors, capabilities, or recalls.
Software, Microsoft, Operating Systems: ★★ MS closing free-upgrade-to-Win-10 loophole at year's end ★★ How to open Control Panel
Items about any of the MS Office family members: Access, Character Map, Excel, InfoPath, OneNote, Outlook, Picture Manager, PowerPoint, Publisher, or Word, as well as their online counterparts.
Software, Microsoft, Office: ★★ Free Office Online apps
News, releases, recalls, information & speculation about the Android OS.
Software, Google, Operating Systems - Android: ★★  Widgets for your Android home screen
Info fm the web about Google's OS that powers it's Chromebooks. Chrome OS is in it's 57th release.
Software, Google, Operating Systems - Chrome OS: ★★ Android Central - ChromeOS
The latest information about Google apps, the Google Play store, Android apps, and G Suite.
Software Google, Apps: ★★ G Suite by Google Cloud

Information about the world of Open-source software packages. This includes, not only Linux, but Business Intelligence software, MySQL, replacements for Windows XP and more.Software, Open-source, General News & Trivia: ★★ Linux newbie forum ★★ Linux laptop & netbook forum ★★ Linux mobile forum
There are many useful apps available in Open Source. Search for Open Source Software to see many listed.
Software, Open-source, Apps: ★★ Linux games forum ★★ Linux software forum
Linux is a prominent example of free and open source software. It's a Unix-like operating system released under the GNU General Public License.
Software, Open-source, Operating Systems: ★★ Linux distributions forum ★★ Top 10 examples of open-source software

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