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Friday, March 31, 2017

NEW Apple iPad (5th Gen): Unboxing & Review

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Samsung Chromebook Plus Review: Not What I Expected

Apple iPad (2017) review: Faster and cheaper, but not exactly exciting - CNET

Apple iPad 2017

THE GOOD Apple's new iPad delivers faster performance and a brighter screen than the model it replaces, at a price that's about half as much as the iPad Pro. Tight integration between the hardware, software and app store makes it easy to use.

THE BAD It's a bit thicker and heavier than the now defunct iPad Air 2. It lacks the stylus support, better speakers and better screen of the iPad Pro.

THE BOTTOM LINE Pro and Air 2 owners can skip this one, but for nearly everyone else, the updated iPad is an ideal all-around tablet at a fantastic price.

Apple iPad (2017) review: Faster and cheaper, but not exactly exciting - CNET

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Galaxy S8 is coming April 21 and looks amazing - CNET


Republicans Just Passed a Resolution That Will Destroy Your Online Privacy | The Nation

Free Press activists rally for net neutrality.

"On Tuesday, the GOP-controlled House of Representatives finally managed to pass a piece of legislation. No, it had nothing to do with core pieces of the party’s platform such as healthcare or immigration. Instead, it went for something much simpler; destroying our online privacy. In doing so, the GOP and our president have not only betrayed the values of their own Republican Party, but of all Americans.

The new law, passed by the US Senate last week, enables internet providers to sell your online history and data without your consent.  That privacy and consumer advocates should balk at rolling back protective measures should come as no surprise. No, the real shock comes from the idea that anyone could oppose online privacy in the first place. What were GOP leaders, the original originalists, the ones who hold true to strict interpretation of the Constitution, thinking? This legislation contradicts the Fourth Amendment and even worse, redefines “We the People” as commodities of information for sale.

When your health information and browsing history become cash transactions, you have to wonder what’s really going on here. Is it about money? Big business? Lobbyists? GOP leaders have framed broadband regulations as restrictive to business as opposed to protective of individuals. In doing so, they throw a nation of states to the wind, leaving the onus of privacy to individual legislation within each state."

Republicans Just Passed a Resolution That Will Destroy Your Online Privacy | The Nation

Congress Overturns Internet Privacy Regulation : NPR

Dumb, dumb, and just plain stupid.  People who voted Republicans don't yet seem to realize that "they have lifted a large rock to only drop it on their on feet".  (Chinese proverb) The proverb calls people who do this fools.  I agree.

"he House of Representatives has gone along with the Senate and voted 215-205 to overturn a yet-to-take-effect regulation that would have required Internet service providers — like Comcast, Verizon and Charter — to get consumers' permission before selling their data.

President Trump is expected to sign the rollback, according to a White House statement.

The measure is a victory for the ISPs, which have argued that the regulation would put them at a disadvantage compared with so-called edge providers, like Google and Facebook. Those companies are regulated by the Federal Trade Commission and face less stringent requirements. Congress' approval is a loss for privacy advocates, who fought for the regulation, passed in October of last year by the then-Democratic majority on the Federal Communications Commission."

Congress Overturns Internet Privacy Regulation : NPR