In today's world, it's not hard to find yourself being recorded. With an explosion in security cameras and recording devices in virtually every pocket, private moments may not be so private after all. What transpires on those recordings can tell us a lot. In this installment of Reporter's Notebook, "CBS This Morning" co-host John Dickerson examines the good, the bad and the ugly of secretly recorded behavior – from parking lots to the West Wing. One test of a person's character is if they do the right thing when they don't think anybody's looking. This week, a grand jury report showed that the Catholic Church of Pennsylvania failed that test. White House staffers were facing that test daily, as recordings were released by a former top Trump official, Omarosa Manigault Newman. Weeks ago, the president's former lawyer Michael Cohen released a recording showing candidate Donald Trump talking about hush money payments to an alleged mistress that President Trump had said he knew … [Read more...] about Will public servants do the right thing when no one’s watching?
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President Donald Trump addressed reporters in Singapore on Tuesday afternoon local time, following his summit with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, telling them that he was hopeful for the prospects of peace, and that “they will be doing things” on human rights. Trump noted that the summit was just the beginning of an “arduous process,” and noted that sanctions against the North Korean regime would remain in place, but held out great potential for peace and prosperity.“The past does not have to define the future. Yesterday’s conflict does not have to be tomorrow’s war,” Trump said, adding, “There is no limit to what North Korea can achieve when it gives up its nuclear weapons and embraces commerce and engagement with the rest of the world.” The first question from the press corps challenged the president about how he could praise Kim Jong-un when he was, after all, a brutal dictator. Trump responded by mentioning … [Read more...] about President Trump at Post-North Korea Summit Presser: ‘They Will Be Doing Things’ on Human Rights
As we told you yesterday, Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke with ABC News for 30 minutes yesterday. The discussion centered on the court order issued by the government, requesting that Apple unlock the Apple iPhone 5c belonging to terrorist Syed Farook. Farook and his wife gunned down 14 people in a San Bernandino office building on December 2nd, and then were both gunned down by police in a subsequent shootout.Cook told reporter David Muir that creating a unique version of iOS to unlock the specific phone at the center of this legal controversy is the "software equivalent of cancer." The executive added that devising an operating system that would unlock the phone is dangerous because once in the wrong hands, everyone with an iPhone could lose their privacy.Apple's decision not to obey the court order, and the response from celebrities and politicians, has turned into fodder for the media. It also has become a political football with presidential hopefuls like Donald Trump blasting Apple for … [Read more...] about Did you miss Tim Cook’s ABC News interview? Watch the whole thing right here
posted on 10 Nov 2017, 05:39 20 1. redmd (Posts: 1610; Member since: 26 Oct 2011) Function before form: Prepare for a dual notch next year! posted on 10 Nov 2017, 06:50 3 8. KeyserSoze (banned) (Posts: 387; Member since: 06 Oct 2014) Yep, this year the notch is up high. Next year they go low to match. In the real world away from the iCult, those notches would be called... you guessed it, A BEZEL! posted on 10 Nov 2017, 07:07 1 11. worldpeace (Posts: 1019; Member since: 15 Apr 2016) They'll stack front sensors vertically next year, to match "traffic light" back camera 15. sgodsell (Posts: 5787; Member since: 16 Mar 2013) I think it has to do with Apple's embedded AI neural engine on board. That is suppose to operate at 600 gigaflops. Since they are not really doing much with that right now. Other than FaceID. So maybe Apple will update their SDK to allow it's developers the ability to use that embedded AI on board the A11 SoC? Because as it … [Read more...] about Comments for : Jony Ive: the iPhone X is function before form and will evolve to ‘do things it can’t do now’
How long have I longed for a ThinkPad? Every time in my life that I’ve considered buying a laptop, the latest ThinkPad models have inevitably figured high on my list of desired computers. They once bore the IBM logo, now Lenovo, but they’ve always been that paradigm of no-nonsense work machine that you know you can rely on. Sturdy, hardy, and covered in deep matte black, ThinkPads are iconic. But the reason I haven’t owned a series of ThinkPads over the past two decades is twofold: one part is that Apple’s MacBooks have been superior in battery life and user experience, while the other is that the proper ThinkPads have generally been out of reach financially. Lenovo has mostly been a good guardian of the ThinkPad brand, but it did misapply the label on its plasticky ThinkPad Edge laptops. I owned one of those and it definitely didn’t live up to the storied reputation of this portable PC. These considerations have been turned on their head in 2017 with … [Read more...] about Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review: doing it right