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Web News for January, 2018

Trends: Trends indicate the way things are moving in the Web News lately and, more generally, how things are changing in our world. ★★ 2017 was a safe year for flying ★★ What will the world look like in 2030? ★★ All the cool new stuff from CES 2018 ★★ CES Day 2 ★★ Volcanoes to watch in 2018 ★★ How will Formula One reckon with electric cars? ★★ Here today & gone tomorrow, thanks Lucien ★★ Next-generation Wi-Fi is finally coming, thanks Helen ★★ 2018, the year of AI

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

Printed News Sources: ★★ General Info ★★ 1 World Nations Online ★★ al Jazeera ★★ AP ★★ BBC ★★ Christian Science Monitor ★★ The CostaRican Times ★★ The Daily Mail (UK) ★★ Dallas News ★★ Escazu News ★★ FtW Star-Telegram ★★ Google News ★★ Japan Times ★★ The Jerusalem Post ★★ MSNBC ★★ npr ★★ The Palestine Chronicle ★★ 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. ★★ Lassie Lou Ahern ★★ Marty Allen ★★ John Perry Barlow ★★ Joseph Brennan, PC Club member ★★ Bill Burkette ★★ Reg E. Cathey ★★ Celebrity deaths in 2018 ★★ Emma Chambers ★★ "Fast" Eddie Clarke ★★ John Coleman ★★ Vic Damone ★★ Bradford Dillman ★★ Dennis Edwards ★★ Nanette Fabray ★★ Jessica Falkholt ★★ Naomi Parker Fraley ★★ John Gavin ★★ Hubert de Givenchy ★★ Rev. Billy Graham ★★ Dan Gurney ★★ Stephen Hawking ★★ Keith Jackson ★★ Steve Jobs ★★ Mickey Jones ★★ Margot Kidder ★★ Denise LaSalle ★★ Dr. William Lukensmeyer, PC Club member ★★ John Mahoney ★★ Dorothy Malone ★★ Winnie Mandela ★★ John McCain ★★ Jill Messick ★★ Peter Miles ★★ Mac Miller ★★ Dolores O'Riordan ★★ Jean Porter ★★ Ronnie Prophet ★★ Burt Reynolds ★★ Donnelly Rhodes ★★ Jim Rodford ★★ Mark Salling ★★ Connie Sawyer ★★ Allison Shearmur ★★ Simon Shelton ★★ Daryle Singletary ★★ Jon Paul Steuer ★★ David Ogden Stiers ★★ Ray Thomas ★★ Doreen Tracey ★★ Jerry Van Dyke ★★ Mort Walker ★★ Peter Wyngarde ★★ John Young


Great Ideas is where new developments & discoveries go, in this case about computers or software. Great Ideas, Computers: ★★ Internet bill too high? Here's how to save, thanks Helen

New products, research, or developments in Electronics Great Ideas, Electronics: ★★ Amazon best-selling electronics

New recipes, tools, & appliances associated w/ food Great Ideas, Food: ★★ Can eating mostly fat help you lose weight? ★★ Food science tricks to make the perfect popcorn ★★ How to eat sushi like a pro ★★ How to make maple snow candy ★★ Is eggnog dangerous?

Things or ideas for your house, your car, your pets, or even your pocketGreat Ideas, Home: ★★ What to do if your dog eats your Christmas chocolates ★★ The scientifically best way to sweep a floor

The latest medical research, methods, drugs, or treatments Great Ideas, Medical: ★★ Nima allergen sensor ★★ Cold and flu remedies that actually work

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

Scientific discoveries, research results, new tech, how our world works; new products & techniques that may be on the way Great Ideas, Science: ★★ A young Stephen Hawking explains an incredible discovery ★★ Books to give kids who love science ★★ More good science books ★★ What is a horsepower?

Articles about matters involving law enforcement, patents, or law makers around the world. Legal Issues: ★★ Legal Issues in the News ★★ Nebraskan farmers fighting KeystoneXL over pipeline ★★ CR makes 19 changes in its traffic laws ★★ Where do we go w/o Net Neutrality?


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: ★★ Why are we colder when we're closer to the Sun? ★★ Why can't we decide what to do about nuclear energy? ★★ Bad tech habits you need to resolve to stop doing this New Year ★★ Can we actually stop using fossil fuels?

Issues involving the United States of America. USA Issues: ★★ False 'Inbound Missile' alert terrifies Hawaii ★★ Psychiatrist briefs Congress on Pres. Trump’s mental state

International Issues are items about countries outside CR or the USA.International Issues: ★★ ABC International news ★★ Sushi 101: Learn how to eat raw fish like a pro, thanks Connie ★★ Final report of Honduras 2017 elections, thanks Martha

This section is a catch-all for topics like aviation, science-fiction, etc. that don't fit into other topics. Geek Humor & Interests: ★★ Funny product tags & instructions, thanks Connie ★★ Great comebacks ★★ Bill Nye on science media, politics, & the feature film he wants to make ★★ Costello calls Abbott to buy a computer, thanks Connie ★★ Star Wars gifts ★★ Stephen Colbert tells all

Galleries are usually pictures or videos found on the World Wide Web. Galleries: ★★ A matter of perspective, thanks Tom

Photos of the Week:  The Atlantic: ★★ 1/5 ★★ 1/12 ★★ 1/19 ★★ 1/26
     Foreign Policy (FP): ★★ 1/5 ★★ 1/12 ★★ 1/19 ★★ 1/26

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

General articles about hardware that don't fit into any of the specific categories listed below. Hardware, General: ★★ 12 unusual gadgets you can buy

Pilotless vehicles from airborne rotor-wing types to cars, robots, or submersibles Hardware, Drones: ★★ The Best Drones of 2018

Computing devices in everyday objects that receive information from the internet. Hardware, Internet of Things (IoT): ★★ Award-winning IoT products ★★ Inching closer to standardizing the industrial IoT

Portable computers with a hinged-lid screen that would fit in your lap. Hardware, Laptops: ★★ PC magazine's best laptops of 2018 ★★ c|net's best laptops for 2018

A small laptop designed primarily for accessing Internet-based applications. Hardware, Netbooks: ★★ What Is a Netbook?

Hardware, Ereaders:A handheld device on which electronic versions of books, magazines, etc. can be read. ★★The best E-Readers for 2018 - Lifewire ★★ The best E-Readers for 2018 - PC Mag ★★ The best E-Readers for 2018 - c|net

Hardware, 2-in-1s:A portable computer that shares characteristics of both tablets and laptops. ★★ Best 2-in-1s (convertible or detachable) for 2018 - PC Mag ★★ Best 2-in-1 laptop 2018: the best convertible laptops ranked - techradar ★★ Best 2-in-1s of 2018 - Tom's Guide, Laptop

Hardware, Desktops & Towers:Nonportable computers that usually have a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and Central Processing Unit. ★★ Desktops or Towers w/ Monitors -- Amazon ★★ The world’s fastest workstation PC

General-purpose flat computers with a touchscreen and sometimes a stylus. Hardware, Tablets: ★★ Tablets fm Walmart
Mobile-phone-based computers have a touchscreen, operating system, internet access, and the ability to run applications.
Hardware, Smartphones: ★★  Apps to help you produce your next album on your phone ★★  Hidden iPhone settings you should know about ★★ Apple admits every iPhone X has serious problems ★★ Portable power packs to resurrect your smartphone
Mobile digital watch devices with a touchscreen, usually with a connection to a smartphone.
Hardware, Smartwatches: ★★ Best smartwatches of 2018 - c|net ★★ Best smartwatches of 2018 - Tech Advisor ★★ Best Smartwatches 2018 – TopViking buyer’s guide
Digital vision systems that can capture images, extract information, generate event descriptions, and make decisions.
Hardware, Smart Cameras: ★★ Best Home Security Cameras for 2018 ★★ Samsung smart cameras
Internet-connected,storage-aware, digital computer TVs specialized for entertainment.
Hardware, Smart TVs: ★★ Walmart 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: ★★ Definition ★★ Wearable computers can change how we work
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: ★★ Intelligent-vehicle tech ★★ The handbook of intelligent vehicles
From PCs-on-a-stick to playing-card-deck sized computers. The most popular is the Raspberry Pi 3.
Hardware Tiny computers: ★★ Best Mini PCs for 2018
Video-game consoles from Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo lead this category.
Hardware, Game Devices: ★★  Best Handheld Gaming Consoles of 2018
Immersive computer systems that generate 3D images or environments and players use special gloves to manipulate games.
Hardware, Virtual Reality (VR): ★★  2018 is the year VR goes wireless
These gadgets attach to computers to amplify their usefulness (e.g., monitors, keyboards, & mice to scanners, speakers, and cameras); peripherals provide input or output.
Hardware, Peripherals: ★★ Amazon
Telephone, computer, or general accessories (e.g., paper, cases, tripods or other attachments).
Hardware, Accessories: ★★ Amazon
Things that go inside the computer go here, e.g., disc drives, memory boards, even SD cards.
Hardware, Internals:  ★★  newegg
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): ★★  Benefits & risks of AI ★★ AI just discovered 2 new exoplanets ★★ 2018, the year of AI
Programs that run on the internet through a user's browser, e.g., Facebook, Netflix, Gmail, or Google Calendar
Software, In the cloud: ★★ What is Cloud Computing? ★★ Facebook ★★ Netflix ★★ Gmail
Programs & apps that run on many OperatingSystems (e.g., Windows, Android, iOS & OS X).
Software, General Tools: ★★ Downloading Android apps ★★ Best apps for getting your financial act together ★★ How to find the best apps ★★ How to save everything you post to social media
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: ★★  Hidden iPhone settings you should know about
Interesting apps that run on Apple computers (under iOS or OS X).
Software, Apple, Apps: ★★ Best Free Apps for iPhone
Interesting apps that run on Apple computers (under iOS or OS X).
Software, Apple Operating Systems: ★★  macOS High Sierra: latest update, problems, fixes, features
News items about things going on at Microsoft.
Software, Microsoft, General News & Trivia: ★★  Microsoft News ★★ Download Microsoft Software ★★
Stories about Microsoft apps being released, recalled, or features and capabilities
Software, Microsoft, Apps: ★★  Windows 10 apps ★★
Stories about current or upcoming Microsoft OS features, releases, rumors, capabilities, or recalls.
Software, Microsoft, Operating Systems: ★★ Download Microsoft Windows ★★
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: ★★ Download Microsoft Office

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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