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The New York Times
David E. Sanger
– Jun 15, 2:00 AM
WASHINGTON — The United States is stepping up digital incursions into Russia's electric power grid in a warning to President Vladimir V. Putin and a demonstration of how the Trump administration is using new authorities to deploy cybertools…
francine hardawayI'm glad we can do this, but I'm sure they can do it, too.
By Katie Lobosco, CNN Business
– Jun 16, 7:48 AM
Washington(CNN Business) American sneaker company New Balance welcomed President Donald Trump's tough trade stance in 2016 -- but now the athletic footwear manufacturer is strongly opposing the President's latest threat to expand tariffs on China.
francine hardawaySupply chains that span the globe make tariffs a bad solution for companies.
– Jun 16, 9:30 AM
If the current pace of tech change is the 21st-century equivalent of the 19th-century Industrial Revolution — with its tremendous economic growth and lifestyle change — it means that even though it's fundamentally empowering and…
francine hardawaySmart people talk about why politicians have to understand innovation rather than just try to stop it.
There's a new battleground in the browser wars: user privacy. Firefox just made its Enhanced Tracking Protection a default feature, Apple continues to pile privacy-focused features into its Safari browser, and people are more aware than ever before…
francine hardawayI use Brave. Have for a while now.
The dossier on cancer researcher Xifeng Wu was thick with intrigue, if hardly the stuff of a spy thriller. It contained findings that she'd improperly shared confidential information and accepted a half-dozen advisory roles at medical institutions…
War will be the final death blow to the US economy, not a boon. This is not WWII where entire industries transformed and the entire country fell into the machine; this is just funneling taxpayer money into the already established military…
francine hardawaySo if we don’t re elect him he’ll take down the world? I’m guessing it’s already heading down.
Two wars in smaller and much less powerful countries that are not yet over and done. Plus billions of dollars and lives lost and lives ruined. Does anyone think that a war with Iran would be 'better' or 'easier?' Or even 'winnable? Depends on what…
francine hardawayWe have at least one ally who doesn’t think war with Iran is such a good idea.
I've been saying this too, and redditors love to tell me how wrong I am. We're still keeping 30 year old trucks on the road at the companies I work for/have worked for. It would have been more cost effective to replace them even 10 years ago just…
francine hardawayBut it doesn’t really go anywhere out of the yard.
Listen man, if you worked with thousands of laptops since 2009 you tend to notice how often and easily PCs break, even really expensive ones. Or how difficult it is to access them -- and I'm looking at you ThinkPads. For all the jerking off some…
francine hardawaySpot the Robot. Your business pet
Wall Street Journal
– Jun 12, 2:30 AM
How long will passengers sit in a small, tightly packed airplane? Soon, the answer from airlines will be: longer. The new Airbus A321LR—a single-aisle, narrow-body jet—adds 800 miles of range. It's poised to shake up trans-Atlantic…