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Web News for September, 2018

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 ★★ 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

Historical News: ★★ The history of English ★★ Wooly Bully by Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs, 1965 ★★ Mystery of infant abandoned in phone booth solved 64 years later ★★ Has an element ever been removed from the periodic table? ★★ In approximately what year did the fastest supercomputer have the same power as a modern high-end PC?

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


News items concerning topics of interest; in this case about computer hardware or software.Computer News: ★★ c|net news ★★ COMPUTERWORLD ★★ PCWorld ★★ PCMag ★★ techradar ★★ ComputerWeekly ★★ List of computer magazines ★★ Can Mark Zuckerberg fix Facebook before it breaks democracy?

New products, research, or developments in Electronics Electronics News: ★★ Electronics reviews from Consumer Reports ★★ Fun facts about fax

Things or ideas for your house, your car, your pets, or even your pocketHousehold News: ★★ Household Hacker

Ideas or stories about how to stay safe Safety News: ★★ Safety & Health Magazine ★★ Study questions accuracy of reported-gun-incidents in schools

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


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: ★★ What are the current issues in modern philosophy? ★★ Things readers really want nonreaders to know ★★ Is it possible to catch up on sleep? Yes & no. (scroll down) ★★ Dealing with creative failure? Here’s what to do next. ★★ Steve Jobs' daughter ★★ It's okay to let your unread tabs pile up ★★ Pieces of wisdom from Dear Sugars

Issues involving the United States of America. USA Issues: ★★ The US Embassy in CR ★★ USA Today ★★ Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter celebrated 72nd wedding anniversary in July ★★ Stormy Daniels isn’t backing down ★★ How Americans grapple with the daily drama of a Trump White House ★★ Kavanaugh coasts toward Supreme Court confirmation despite document dispute & public protests ★★ Burt Reynolds dies at 82 ★★ Pres Trump seeks to detain migrant families indefinitely ★★ New Republican ad blasts Democrats & Kavanaugh protesters ★★ Pres. Trump says he will testify before Bob Mueller 'under certain circumstances' ★★ Cindy McCain: To honor John McCain, fight for a greater cause ★★ Former Pres Barack Obama launched a blistering attack on Pres Donald Trump ★★ US political concerns grow more credible ★★ National Inquirer paid hush money to former Playboy bunny who alleged an affair w/ candidate Trump ★★ Big questions after the Cohen & Manafort convictions ★★ DNC website suffered a spear fishing attack (w/ a fake login page to gather usernames & passwords) that would allow access to the party's voter database ★★ Bull market hits a milestone (3,453 days), but most Americans aren’t at the party. ★★ Fed officials say rates likely to rise soon & worry about trade war ★★ Chicago police chief calls 58 shootings in 3 days 'tragic, senseless, & cowardly' ★★ Rudy Giuliani tries to clarify 'truth isn't truth' statement ★★ VP Pence details plan for creation of Space Force in what would be the 6th branch of the military ★★ Puerto Rican government acknowledges hurricane death toll of 1,427 ★★ California fire is now the largest in state history ★★ Woodward's new book quotes liberated White House advisor, 'Trump has the IQ of an inbred tanning bed' ★★ US marks 9/11 with somber tributes ★★ FEMA says more than a million people evacuating coast: Hurricane Florence expected to cause massive damage ★★ Hurricane Florence batters North Carolina ★★ Public health experts estimated that nearly 3,000 perished because of the effects last year of Hurricane Maria, but Pres Trump said just 6 to 18 people had been reported dead when he visited 2 weeks after the storm ★★ US eating habits are changing faster than fast food can keep up ★★ Retired admiral quits Pentagon board after criticizing Pres Trump ★★ Pres Trump issues new order authorizing additional sanctions for interfering in upcoming US elections ★★ 60 Minutes executive producer Jeff Fager out at CBS ★★ Tim Armstrong to depart as CEO of Verizon's Oath (AOL & Yahoo) ★★ Why is Pres Trump often thought to be unintelligent, despite being, at the very least, a quite successful entrepreneur & businessman? ★★ Liberals don't know much about conservative history ★★ Michael Avenatti may be setting the terms of the debate for the 2020 Democratic primary ★★ Amazon's Jeff Bezos launches a $2B 'Day One Fund' to help homeless families & to create preschools ★★ 39 homes catch fire in a natural gas tragedy in Andover & Lawrence, MA. ★★ Deviating from McCain, Sen. Graham goes all in on Team Trump ★★ The 9/11-Tribute-in-Light is helping us learn about bird migration

Photos of the Month:  The Atlantic: ★★ 9/2018    Foreign Policy (FP): World photos

Items described on the WWW that aren't yet available for purchase are previewed here. Potential Products: ★★ Products from the future ★★ English electric-air-taxi-prototype makes flight debut ★★ Demo shows workings of Mesmer animatronics in action

General articles about hardware that don't fit into any of the specific categories listed below. Hardware, General: ★★ Next-gen spoked-magnet motor

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 ★★ Is it worth purchasing a MacBook Pro?

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 ★★ What is the absolute best gaming PC I could build if the price was no object?

General-purpose flat computers with a touchscreen & sometimes a stylus. Hardware, Tablets: ★★ c|net's best tablets for 2018
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 ★★ Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will bring a longer battery life -- & Fortnite ★★ Apple unveils bigger iPhones at higher prices
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? ★★ The Photo Stick, thanks Helen
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
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 ★★ How to post a link on Facebook
Programs & apps that run on many OperatingSystems (e.g., Windows, Android, iOS & OS X).
Software, General Tools: ★★ Top 5 best text editors for Windows 10 ★★ Next-gen deepfakes can falsely put words in people's mouths
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 ★★ If you get a msg to call Mac, DO NOT CAll, thanks Helen ★★ Apple is officially a $1-Trillion company ★★ Predictions for September 12th Apple event
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 ★★ Sneaky iOS scam spreading now, thanks Bill ★★ Why there’s no antivirus for iOS
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, and 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 ★★ Other than cost, what are the benefits of Linux for a non-programmer for everyday use?
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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