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Internet shaming: When mob justice goes virtual – CBS News – CBS News

Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017

The words FOR SHAME have long been spoken to people accused of offensive behavior. Now, thanks to the Internet, those words (and worse) can be sent, sometimes unjustifiably, to millions around the world. Our Cover Story is reported by David Pogue of Yahoo Finance: Last Friday night, Kyle Quinn, an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas, was enjoying a pleasant night out with his wife at Crystal Bridges Museum…

15 Years Later, Maine’s ‘One Laptop Per Child’ Initiative Hasn’t Helped Test Scores – Fortune

Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017

When the Internet and digital tools first rose into popular consciousness, one major concern was that the barriers to access them would create a “digital divide” between rich and poor. Those with access to expensive new technology, the thinking went, would rocket ahead of those without it. The Maine Learning Technology Initiative was one of the earliest and largest efforts to bridge that divide. Starting in 2002, it provided a…

Help Me, LAPTOP: Should I Buy a New Laptop or a New Battery? – Laptop Mag

Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017

Many people keep their laptops for four, five or even more years and still find them powerful and functional enough for everyday use. But what happens when your old laptop can’t stay unplugged for very long? Unlike computer chips, LCD screens and hard drives, lithium-ion batteries — the kind in all laptops — have a very limited life span. Over the course of a couple of years, batteries start to…

Spain hunts for suspected driver, two others in connection with Barcelona attack – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017

BARCELONA — Spanish authorities on Sunday continued their hunt for a 22-year-old suspect and two others in the brutal vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a nearby coastal city late last week. A police official said the terrorist cell had planned a “much more serious attack” that was probably thwarted by an accidental explosion Wednesday. Authorities were looking for a fugitive they suspect may be Younes Abauyaaqoub, who may have been…

Jerry Lewis, Mercurial Comedian and Filmmaker, Dies at 91 – New York Times

Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017

As a spokesman for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Mr. Lewis raised vast sums for charity; as a filmmaker of great personal force and technical skill, he made many contributions to the industry, including the invention in 1960 of a device — the video assist, which allowed directors to review their work immediately on the set — still in common use. A mercurial personality who could flip from naked neediness to…

Democrats see an opening with Trump but are worried about messaging – CNN

Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017

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