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Web News for July, 2018

Trends: Trends indicate the way things are moving in the Web News lately and, more generally, how things are changing in our world. ★★ Google Trends ★★ What’s new on HBO ★★ NASA to test 'quiet' supersonic flights over Texas, thanks Connie ★★ 2018’s Biggest Farewell Tours

Security/Privacy Issues: Reports of data breaches, scams, malware, threats to privacy as well as how to avoid them ★★ Privacy & Cybersecurity Developments in Latin America ★★ How someone almost bought a bike that didn't exist. ★★ Kaspersky's privacy tips ★★ Fake calls fm "CR banks", thanks Helen ★★ Are there viruses using Linux?

News Pages: News fm around the world in Audio, Video, or Printed Form is provided by the links shown. Audio: ★★ Kim's Podcasts ★★ NPR Radio ★★ BBC Radio
Video: ★★ BBC World News      AP reports on fake news in Not-Real News ★★ Eflip - news sites on the web

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 ★★ 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

Historical News: ★★ Golden Gringo Chronicles, thanks Helen ★★ Why was a pilot punished when he actually saved 100s of lives by gliding the plane superbly? ★★ What did Steve Jobs think of Bill Gates? ★★ Xerox was actually 1st to invent the PC, they just didn't do anything with it.

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 ★★ Mickey Jones ★★ Margot Kidder ★★ Denise LaSalle ★★ Dr. William Lukensmeyer, PC Club member ★★ John Mahoney ★★ Dorothy Malone ★★ Winnie Mandela ★★ Jill Messick ★★ Peter Miles ★★ Dolores O'Riordan ★★ Jean Porter ★★ Ronnie Prophet ★★ 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


News items concerning topics of interest; in this case about computer hardware or software.Computer News: ★★ New iOS 12 evidence points to iPad Pro w/ Face ID & Animojis

New products, research, or developments in Electronics Electronics News: ★★ Electronics reviews from Consumer Reports

New recipes, tools, & appliances associated w/ food Food News: ★★ GGC archived restaurant reviews ★★ McSpaghetti ★★ Cast-iron skillet bread recipes ★★ A couple of interesting restaurants, thanks GG

Things or ideas for your house, your car, your pets, or even your pocketHousehold News: ★★ Household news, articles & information

The latest medical research, methods, drugs, or treatments Medical News: ★★ New data confirm health benefits of a plant-based diet ★★ Papaya seeds can stop diarrhea, thanks GG

Scientific discoveries, research results, new tech, how our world works; new products & techniques that may be on the way Science News: ★★ Science News magazine ★★ Soaring spiders may get cues from electric charges in the air


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: ★★ Wiley Research Academy ★★ A good book: The Perfect Weapon [use VPN], thanks Bill

Local Issues are items about Costa Rica. Local Issues: ★★ President Alvarado & frugality, thanks GG ★★ Communicating in Another Language by Helen Dunn Frame, thanks Helen ★★ Costa-Rican Spanish ★★ Retiring in Costa Rica ★★ Association of Residents of Costa Rica ★★ The Golden Gringo Chronicles for July, thanks Helen ★★ iRescue Animal Sanctuary, thanks GG ★★ What is a "Bush Dog"?, thanks GG

This section is a catch-all for topics like aviation, sports, science-fiction, etc. that don't fit into other topics. Geek Humor & Interests: ★★ Science Fiction ★★ Free aviation art ★★ Amazing heartwarming magic ★★ Airbus unveils Beluga XL, thanks Connie

Galleries are usually pictures or videos found on the World Wide Web. Galleries: ★★ Browse galleries around the world

Photos of the Week:  The Atlantic: ★★ 1/5
     Foreign Policy (FP): ★★ A week in world photos

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

General articles about hardware that don't fit into any of the specific categories listed below. Hardware, General: ★★ Computer hardware reviews & news ★★ How to program your FireStick, thanks Joan

Pilotless vehicles from airborne rotor-wing types to cars, robots, or submersibles Hardware, Drones: ★★ The best drones for beginners

Computing devices in everyday objects that receive information from the internet. Hardware, Internet of Things (IoT): ★★ What is the IoT?

Portable computers with a hinged-lid screen that would fit in your lap. Hardware, Laptops: ★★ Best laptops for 2018 ★★ Are old MacBooks still good?

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. ★★Best E-Book Readers for 2018

Hardware, 2-in-1s:A portable computer that shares characteristics of both tablets and laptops. ★★ TechRadar's pick of the best-5 2-in-1 laptops for 2018

Hardware, Desktops & Towers:Nonportable computers that usually have a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and Central Processing Unit. ★★ PC Mag's best desktops & towers of 2018

General-purpose flat computers with a touchscreen and sometimes a stylus. Hardware, Tablets: ★★ c|net's best tablets for 2018 ★★ New iOS 12 evidence points to iPad Pro w/ Face ID & Animojis
Mobile-phone-based computers have a touchscreen, operating system, internet access, and the ability to run applications.
Hardware, Smartphones: ★★  c|net's best smartphones for 2018
Mobile digital watch devices with a touchscreen, usually with a connection to a smartphone.
Hardware, Smartwatches: ★★ PC Mag's best smartwatches of 2018
Digital vision systems that can capture images, extract information, generate event descriptions, and make decisions.
Hardware, Smart Cameras: ★★ Smart home cameras for 2018 ★★ Best smartphone cameras for 2018
Internet-connected,storage-aware, digital computer TVs specialized for entertainment.
Hardware, Smart TVs: ★★ Best-smart TVs for 2018
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
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: ★★ The mini PC invasion
Video-game consoles from Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo lead this category.
Hardware, Game Devices: ★★  Best video-game consoles for 2018
Immersive computer systems that generate 3D images or environments and players use special gloves to manipulate games.
Hardware, Virtual Reality (VR): ★★  A definition of VR
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: ★★ What are peripherals?
Telephone, computer, or general accessories (e.g., paper, cases, tripods or other attachments).
Hardware, Accessories: ★★ A definition of 'hardware accessories' for computers
Things that go inside the computer go here, e.g., disc drives, memory boards, even SD cards.
Hardware, Internals:  ★★  A definition of 'hardware internals' for computers ★★ Silverstone SFX 650w power supply ★★ When will we see a 1TB RAM for home computers?
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): ★★  IBM's Jeopardy-winning AI is now ready to debate you
Programs that run on the internet through a user's browser, e.g., Facebook, Netflix, Gmail, or Google Calendar
Software, In the cloud: ★★ How to select multiple messages quickly in Gmail
Programs & apps that run on many OperatingSystems (e.g., Windows, Android, iOS & OS X).
Software, General Tools: ★★ Pushbullet connects your devices, thanks Kim ★★ Honey adds coupons to online purchases
Programs that present content from the WWW (e.g., Google Chrome).
Software, Browsers: ★★ Best internet browsers of 2018
Stories about things going on at Apple Computers.
Software, Apple, General News & Trivia: ★★  Apple Newsroom ★★ New iOS 12 evidence points to iPad Pro w/ Face ID & Animojis
Interesting apps that run on Apple computers (under iOS or OS X).
Software, Apple, Apps: ★★  Free Apple apps
Operating Systems that run on Apple devices.
Software, Apple Operating Systems: ★★  OS X news ★★ iOS 11 news
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
News, releases, recalls, information & speculation about the Android OS.
Software, Google, Operating Systems - Android: ★★  Check for software updates in apps, games, & Phone OS
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: ★★ Chrome Unboxed
The latest information about Google apps, the Google Play store, Android apps, & G Suite.
Software Google, Apps: ★★ The best of Google

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 ★★ Why do people say Linux is faster than Windows 10?

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