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Web News for August, 2019

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 ★★ New York Times ★★ New York Times: The Daily ★★ npr ★★ The Palestine Chronicle ★★ Pew Research ★★ Reuters ★★ UK Telegraph ★★ USA Today ★★ Wall St Journal ★★ Wikinews ★★ Zero Hedge

Historical News: ★★ The history of English ★★ Famous last words

Rest In Peace: Famous people & friends who have died this year. ★★ Julie Adams ★★ Fatima Ali ★★ Jo Andres ★★ Carmen Argenziano ★★ Russell Baker ★★ Kaye Ballard ★★ Kevin Barnett ★★ Verna Bloom ★★ John Tyler Bonner ★★ Joseph Brennan, PC Club member ★★ Cadet ★★ Carol Channing ★★ Rep. John Dingell ★★ Juanjo Domínguez ★★ Daryl Dragon ★★ Dr. Robert Durnin, PC Club member ★★ Bob Einstein ★★ Albert Finney ★★ Peter Fonda ★★ Cremilda Gil ★★ Abdurehim Heyit ★★ James Ingram ★★ Herb Kelleher ★★ Chris Kraft ★★ Mable Lee ★★ Michel Legrand ★★ Shelley Lubben ★★ Dr. William Lukensmeyer, PC Club member ★★ Tony Mendez ★★ Dick Miller ★★ Ron Miller ★★ Louisa Moritz ★★ Walter Munk ★★ Gene Okerlund ★★ Mary Oliver ★★ Wolfgang Rindler ★★ Frank Robinson ★★ Robert Ryman ★★ Kristoff St. John ★★ Joseph Sirola ★★ Bart Starr ★★ Doc Thompson ★★ Tomi Ungerer ★★ Andy Vajna ★★ Jan-Michael Vincent ★★ Patricia Nell Warren ★★ Guy Webster ★★ Phil Western ★★ Edward Zigler


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

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

Scientific discoveries, research results, new tech, how our world works; new products & techniques that may be on the way Science News: ★★ Science News ★★ ScienceDaily ★★ The history of science is for sale ★★ Space research can save the planet—Again ★★ The science of Body Odor ★★ The world's largest parrot has been extinct for 16 million years.

Articles about matters involving courts, trials, law enforcement, patents, or law makers around the world. Legal Issues: ★★ Legal Issues in the News ★★ Do you need a Visa or Residency to live in Costa Rica? ★★ Federal court again slams Texas Republicans for intentional discrimination


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?

International Issues are items about countries outside CR or the USA.International Issues: ★★ The Canadian Embassy in CR ★★ The British Embassy in CR ★★ Directory of consulates & embassies in CR ★★ ABC International News ★★ Airbus unveils new 'bird of prey' concept plane ★★ Top countries by oil production, thanks Tom ★★ Huawei ban: Full timeline on how & why its phones are under fire, thanks Sandra ★★ Google's hidden costs give Beijing sticker shock, thanks Sandra ★★ What does the demise of the INF treaty mean for nuclear arms control? ★★ US denies requesting CR immigration pact ★★ Only 3 countries in the world protect the right to bear arms in their constitutions: The US, Mexico, & Guatemala ★★ Colombia’s fashion industry faces challenge ★★ Venezuelans find refuge & solidarity in Colombia ★★ India’s sudden Kashmir move could backfire badly ★★ Pres Trump's currency war w/ China may doom trade talks ★★ Can Boris Johnson’s Brexit guru banish nativist populism from British politics? ★★ Shinzo Abe’s dream will never come true in Japan ★★ Brazilian organized crime is all grown up ★★ Fancy having your very own Boeing Dreamliner? ★★ UK PM Boris Johnson won’t start Brexit talks unless EU moves on backstop ★★ North Korea's missile program & nuclear weapons ★★ What to know about the ‘extremely unusual’ Capital One hack ★★ 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, sailed a 60-foot racing yacht across the Atlantic to attend the UN Climate Action Summit. ★★ Vietnam’s strange ally in its fight w/ China

These are about astronomy, findings, subspace activities, NASA, ESA, and other space agencies.Planetary Issues (and beyond): ★★ Astronomy News ★★ The sky this week ★★ WISE ★★ Ancient star discovery sheds light on Big Bang mystery ★★ Why black holes must spin at almost the speed of light ★★ NASA Mars Curiosity rover captures ghostly snapshot of Mount Sharp ★★ SpaceX unleashes its starship rocket for the 1st time ★★ Most detailed ever 3D map of our Milky Way galaxy confirms it is not flat but warped & twisted ★★ Greenland's melting hits overdrive ★★ Space politics: Boeing squelched in-space refueling to build Space Launch System (SLS) ★★ NASA agrees to work with SpaceX on orbital refueling technology ★★ Another take on the previous link ★★ NASA is working with private companies to go back to the moon ★★ Apollo moon rocks may unlock more secrets about our solar system ★★ Boeing CST-100 Starliner ★★ Solar-sailing satellite proves it can use light to propel itself through space ★★ Potentially habitable 'super-Earth' discovered just 31 light-years away ★★ NASA is counting on its Valkyrie robot to build a Mars base ★★ NASA's Chris Kraft dies @ 95 ★★ NASA successfully launches unmanned Orion crew capsule in test ★★ India’s Chandrayaan-2 embarks on mission to the moon ★★ Has NASA ever deemed an astronaut's performance on a space mission unsatisfactory? ★★ 796 items we’ve left on the moon ★★ SpaceX's new spacesuits ★★ New 'Astro' spacesuits ★★ Why humans may not bode well going to Mars ★★ Parker Solar Probe buzzes the sun ★★ This seagull-shaped nebula is a hangout for baby stars

Galleries & Art are what we find to amuse ourselves. Galleries & Art: ★★ Browse art galleries around the world ★★ Free aviation art ★★ Foreign Policy's Slideshow

This section is for enjoyment of the many types of time wasters that tickle our fancy but don't fit into other topics. Entertainment: ★★ Science Fiction ★★ Vulture Magazine ★★ Star Trek: cast, plot, release date & more ★★ Everything we know about the new airplanes in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

Photos of the Month:  ★★ The Atlantic 2019:  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ★★ Foreign Policy (FP): 2018, 2019, or use the Slideshow

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: ★★ Next-gen spoked-magnet motor ★★ Tech-enabled notebooks ★★ InfinitiKloud backs up your all of your important files ★★ WiFiBooster

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

Computing devices in everyday objects that receive information from the internet. Hardware, Internet of Things (IoT): ★★ What is the IoT? ★★ Easier with a crowbar: hacking IoT accessories for cars

Portable computers with a hinged-lid screen that would fit in your lap. Hardware, Laptops: ★★ Best laptops for 2019

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 2019

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 2019

Hardware, Desktops & Towers:Nonportable computers that usually have a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and Central Processing Unit. ★★ PC Mag's best desktops & towers of 2019

General-purpose flat computers with a touchscreen & sometimes a stylus. Hardware, Tablets: ★★ c|net's best tablets for 2019
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 2019
Mobile digital watch devices with a touchscreen, usually with a connection to a smartphone.
Hardware, Smartwatches: ★★ PC Mag's best smartwatches of 2019
Digital vision systems that can capture images, extract information, generate event descriptions, and make decisions.
Hardware, Smart Cameras: ★★ Smart home cameras for 2019 ★★ Best smartphone cameras for 2019 ★★ Sony's new 61-megapixel mirrorless camera ★★ How to choose the best digital camera for you
Internet-connected,storage-aware, digital computer TVs specialized for entertainment.
Hardware, Smart TVs: ★★ Best-smart TVs for 2019
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
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? ★★ vmoda bassfit-wireless headphones
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 ★★ AI can beat you at solving a Rubik's cube ★★ Google is working on ‘self-healing’ maps, thanks to AI
Hardware/Software: Games (e.g., Video-game consoles from Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, etc.); as well as software games.
Hardware/Software, Games: ★★  Best video-game consoles for 2019 ★★ Star Trek - Alien Domain: Incursion
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 ★★ Facebook’s most prominent fails involving data misuse
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
Programs that present content from the WWW (e.g., Google Chrome).
Software, Browsers: ★★ Best internet browsers of 2019 ★★ Chrome 76 is out, making it easy to get past paywalls ★★ Brave vs. Chrome: Which browser is better?
Stories about things going on at Apple Computers.
Software, Apple, General News & Trivia: ★★  Apple Newsroom ★★ Update to iOS 12.4 right away
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 ★★ TotalAV™ is not a free antivirus
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
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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