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Web News for December, 2017

Trends: Trends indicate the way things are moving in the Web News lately and, more generally, how things are changing in our world. ★★ 3D holographic projection ★★ A millennial job interview, thanks Tom ★★ The text message turns 25 years old ★★ Tesla builds the world’s biggest battery

Security/Privacy Issues: Reports of data breaches, scams, malware, threats to privacy as well as how to avoid them ★★ What is a secure OS? ★★ The vulnerable Internet of Things ★★ Kaspersky's transatlantic-cable podcast, episode 13

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: ★★

New products, research, or developments in Electronics Great Ideas, Electronics: ★★

New recipes, tools, & appliances associated w/ food Great Ideas, Food: ★★

Things or ideas for your house, your car, your pets, or even your pocketGreat Ideas, Home: ★★ Toys for dogs ★★ Puzzles ★★ Walk-in bathtub

The latest medical research, methods, drugs, or treatments Great Ideas, Medical: ★★ What are the health risks of cell phones?, thanks Gillian

Ideas or stories about how to stay safe Great Ideas, Safety: ★★

Scientific discoveries, research results, new tech, how our world works; new products & techniques that may be on the way Great Ideas, Science: ★★

Articles about matters involving law enforcement, patents, or law makers around the world. Legal Issues: ★★ Tow-truck driver vs. illegal parking, thanks Lucien & Tom


This is a catch-all category that includes matters such as existance, knowledge, values, reason, mind, wisdom, and language. Many entries are opinions or arguments that reflect our world. Philosophical Issues: ★★ You are probably descended from royalty

Local Issues are items about Costa Rica. Local Issues: ★★ The Dance Of The Little Mare

Issues involving the United States of America. USA Issues: ★★ Where to live in the USA in 2100 A.D.

International Issues are items about countries outside CR or the USA.International Issues: ★★

These are about astronomy, findings, subspace activities, NASA, ESA, and other space agencies. Planetary Issues (and beyond): ★★ Voyager 1 fires up thrusters for the 1st time in 37 years ★★ Scientists catalog bacteria colonizing the ISS

This section is a catch-all for topics like aviation, science-fiction, etc. that don't fit into other topics. Geek Humor & Interests: ★★ Amazing new sci-fi books

Galleries are usually pictures or videos found on the World Wide Web. Galleries: ★★

Photos of the Week:  The Atlantic: ★★ 10/6
     Foreign Policy (FP): ★★ 10/6

Items described on the WWW that aren't yet available for purchase are previewed here. Potential Products: ★★

General articles about hardware that don't fit into any of the specific categories listed below. Hardware, General: ★★

Pilotless vehicles from airborne rotor-wing types to cars, robots, or submersibles Hardware, Drones: ★★

Computing devices in everyday objects that receive information from the internet. Hardware, Internet of Things (IoT): ★★ The vulnerable Internet of Things ★★ FIXD diagnostic monitor for your car

Portable computers with a hinged-lid screen that would fit in your lap. Hardware, Laptops: ★★

A small laptop designed primarily for accessing Internet-based applications. Hardware, Netbooks: ★★

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

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

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

General-purpose flat computers with a touchscreen and sometimes a stylus. Hardware, Tablets: ★★
Mobile-phone-based computers have a touchscreen, operating system, internet access, and the ability to run applications.
Hardware, Smartphones: ★★ What are the health risks of cell phones?, thanks Gillian
Mobile digital watch devices with a touchscreen, usually with a connection to a smartphone.
Hardware, Smartwatches: ★★ Apple Watch accessories
Digital vision systems that can capture images, extract information, generate event descriptions, and make decisions.
Hardware, Smart Cameras: ★★
Internet-connected,storage-aware, digital computer TVs specialized for entertainment.
Hardware, Smart TVs: ★★
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: ★★
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: ★★
From PCs-on-a-stick to playing-card-deck sized computers. The most popular is the Raspberry Pi 3.
Hardware Tiny computers: ★★
Video-game consoles from Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo lead this category.
Hardware, Game Devices: ★★ 
Immersive computer systems that generate 3D images or environments and players use special gloves to manipulate games.
Hardware, Virtual Reality (VR): ★★ 
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: ★★
Telephone, computer, or general accessories (e.g., cases or attachments).
Hardware, Accessories: ★★
Things that go inside the computer go here, e.g., disc drives, memory boards, even SD cards.
Hardware, Internals:  ★★ 
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): ★★  1 step closer to a perfect portable Alexa speaker ★★ Videos used to train AI what different actions look like
Programs that run on the internet through a user's browser, e.g., Facebook, Netflix, Gmail, or Google Calendar
Software, In the cloud: ★★
Programs & apps that run on many OperatingSystems (e.g., Windows, Android, iOS & OS X).
Software, General Tools: ★★ Smartphone apps to plan out the holidays
Programs that present content from the WWW (e.g., Google Chrome).
Software, Browsers: ★★
Stories about things going on at Apple Computers.
Software, Apple, General News & Trivia: ★★ 
Interesting apps that run on Apple computers (under iOS or OS X).
Software, Apple, Apps: ★★
Interesting apps that run on Apple computers (under iOS or OS X).
Software, Apple Operating Systems: ★★ 
News items about things going on at Microsoft.
Software, Microsoft, General News & Trivia: ★★ 
Stories about Microsoft apps being released, recalled, or features and capabilities
Software, Microsoft, Apps: ★★ 
Stories about current or upcoming Microsoft OS features, releases, rumors, capabilities, or recalls.
Software, Microsoft, Operating Systems: ★★
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: ★★
News, releases, recalls, information & speculation about the Android OS.
Software, Google, Operating Systems - Android: ★★ 
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: ★★
The latest information about Google apps, the Google Play store, Android apps, and G Suite.
Software Google, Apps: ★★

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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