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Supreme Court weighs in on whether or not you should capitalize … – A.V. Club

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

The battle of uppercase Internet versus lowercase internet, which until now was largely fought quietly among factions of copy editors, has found its way to the Supreme Court. The philosophies are roughly divided between “internet as a place” (capitalized, as with a proper noun) and “internet as generic” (lowercased)—some argue that the use of “internet” reflects its use a medium, like television or radio or newspapers; others claim that “Internet”…

Apple Must Kill The MacBook Air – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

In case you missed it, Apple updated the venerable MacBook Air during WWDC. While all the focus was on the iPad Pro and the draw of AR in mobile technology, the laptop picked up the least amount of love possible with a bump on Intel’s fifth generation chipset from 1.6 GHz to 1.8 GHz. For all the talk of the iPad Pro being able to replace a laptop and be…

Chicago’s new Apple store has a giant MacBook for a roof – The Verge – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Construction is underway at the new Apple store in downtown Chicago, and today, as reported by DNA Chicago, a new design element was added — a giant Apple logo. A construction crew laid out the logo on the store’s silver, rectangular roof, making it look like a giant MacBook. It stayed for less than an hour before crews rolled up the logo and removed it. Designed by London-based Foster+Partners, the…

Trump Sued For Allegedly Violating Presidential Records Act – NPR

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Two government watchdog groups, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and the National Security Archive, filed a lawsuit Thursday against President Trump and the Executive Office of the President. The complaint alleges that White House staffers’ widely reported use of encrypted messaging apps, such as Signal and Confide, for internal communication violates the Presidential Records Act. In the lawsuit, the groups claim the Trump administration has “failed to adopt…

Shifting Dollars From Poor to Rich Is a Key Part of the Senate Health Bill – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Avik Roy, the president of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, and a conservative health care analyst, cheered the bill on Twitter, saying, “If it passes, it’ll be the greatest policy achievement by a G.O.P. Congress in my lifetime.” The bill, he explained in an email, provides a mechanism for poor Americans to move from Medicaid coverage into the private market, a goal he has long championed as a…

How Trump’s dubious claims make the entire government react – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

The words leapt from President Trump’s mind to Twitter at 8:26 a.m. on the Friday after he fired FBI director James B. Comey, setting off a cascade of activity inside and outside of the federal government to figure out what, exactly, he meant. “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” Trump wrote. With that tweet, Trump immediately deepened…