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hp chromebook x360 11 g1 education edition announced


google has announced a new chromebook for schools, the hp chromebook x360 11 g1 education edition. it was announced in a blog post by google celebrating the success of chromebooks in swedish schools.not a lot of details are available about this model. google only mentioned a 360 degree rotating hinge with usb-c charging, optional stylus, and an outward-facing camera.it's likely that the hp chromebook x360 11 g1 education edition is based entirely on the hp probook x360 11 g1 education edition, which comes with windows 10 pro. in that case it should have the same intel celeron n3350 or pentium n4200 processor, 8gb ddr3 ram, 128gb flash storage and 11.6-inch 1366x768 resolution touchscreen display.no pricing has been announced yet but it will be available for purchase in mid-april.source






cp+ 2017: hands-on with sigma's newest lenses: digital photography review


sigma announced a whopping four new lenses at cp+ 2017, in yokohama, japan. as soon as the show opened to the press, we headed straight to the sigma booth for some hands on time. three of the lenses announced are part of sigma's high-end 'art' series including the 24-70mm f2.8 you see above, as well as a 135mm f1.8 and a 14mm f1.8.  sigma also announced a 100-400mm f5-6.3 dg os hsm lens which is part of the company's more modestly-priced 'contemporary' series.click through the gallery for hands on photos of each lens and some initial impressions of build quality, size and weight. 






cp+ 2017: hands-on with sigma's newest lenses: digital photography review


sigma announced a whopping four new lenses just prior to cp+ 2017, in yokohama, japan. as soon as the show opened to the press, we headed straight to the sigma booth for some hands on time. three of the lenses announced are part of sigma's high-end 'art' series including the 24-70mm f2.8 you see above, as well as a 135mm f1.8 and a 14mm f1.8.  sigma also announced a 100-400mm f5-6.3 dg os hsm lens which is part of the company's more modestly-priced 'contemporary' series.click through the gallery for hands on photos of each lens and some initial impressions of build quality, size and weight. 






tlc announces first ever show in the u.k.


legendary r&b group, tlc recently announced that they would be performing their first show in the u.k.read: tlc’s final album will be released in junetionne “t-boz” watkins and rozonda “chilli” thomas announced that they will be performing in london for the first time at koko on may 9. tickets will go on sale this friday, mar. 24. tlc now performs as a duo after the tragic 2002 death of founding member lisa “left eye” lopes. let’s hope there are some shows announced in the united states as well.last month, tlc announced their last album will be dropping over the summer. thanks to a kickstarter campaign, t-boz and chilli were able to raise over $430,000 from 4,201 backers including pop star katy perry, who donated $5,000.read: today’s r&b stars prove tlc’s influence is as strong as ever“thi






guest lineups for the sunday news shows


washington — guest lineups for the sunday tv news shows:abc's "this week" — to be announced.___cbs' "face the nation" — reps. adam schiff, d-calif., and trey gowdy, r-s.c.; sen. tom cotton, r-ariz.; george shultz, former secretary of state.___nbc's "meet the press" — to be announced.






joe root announced as england test captain


bbc sport looks back at the cricket beginnings of england's new test captain joe root as the yorkshire batsmen is announced as alastair cook's successor.read more: root named england test captain






oscars envelopegate: this is why both pwc accountants have been banned


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption martha ruiz and brian cullinan were the only two people who knew the winners in advance quite a few people are wondering why both of the accountants responsible for "envelopegate" at the oscars have been sacked, when only one appeared to be responsible.brian cullinan handed warren beatty the wrong envelope on sunday night, which led to the wrong film being announced as best picture.the academy's decision not to employ cullinan and his colleague martha ruiz again in the future has led to some wondering why she is also being punished.oscars 2017: full coveragenow, one of the stage managers has explained.media captionthe moment la la land's producers realised moonlight had won best picturegary natoli told the wrap that ruiz was equally responsible for






how chip designers are breaking moore’s law


two of the biggest semiconductor companies made announcements last week that might seem unrelated, but are linked. intel announced its acquisition of israeli startup mobileye, which makes chips and software for self-driving cars. nvidia announced the latest generation of a system intended to speed up machine learning, which is necessary for artificial intelligence.both were driven by “specialized computing,” that is, the transforming of specific software tasks into physical silicon chips instead of depending on an...






‘moonlight’ takes best picture at the academy awards despite ‘la la land’ being


moonlight, barry jenkins’s mesmerizing coming-of-age film set against the miami crack epidemic, prevailed at the 89th annual academy awards, winning best picture over frontrunner la la land, after it briefly lost to la la land. it was a stunning reversal. warren beatty and faye dunaway announced la la land as the winner. then, as its cast…






microsoft, adobe make some progress on their joint cloud commitments


last september, adobe officials said they would make a number of their cloud services available as azure-hosted services. this week, microsoft and azure provided an update on their progress.last fall, the pair said that adobe creative cloud, marketing cloud and document cloud would all be available on azure, and azure would be the "preferred cloud platform" for these services. (i believe that means optional, not exclusive.) the pair also announced that adobe's marketing cloud would be microsoft's marketing module for the enterprise version of dynamics 365, its combined crm/erp suite. microsoft is developing its own, still unofficially announced marketing app for smbs, which is expected some time this spring.at adobe summit on march 20, adobe announced a new umbrella service called adobe ex






microsoft, adobe make some progress on their joint cloud commitments


last september, adobe officials said they would make a number of their cloud services available as azure-hosted services. this week, microsoft and azure provided an update on their progress.last fall, the pair said that adobe creative cloud, marketing cloud and document cloud would all be available on azure, and azure would be the "preferred cloud platform" for these services. (i believe that means optional, not exclusive.) the pair also announced that adobe's marketing cloud would be microsoft's marketing module for the enterprise version of dynamics 365, its combined crm/erp suite. microsoft is developing its own, still unofficially announced marketing app for smbs, which is expected some time this spring.at adobe summit on march 20, adobe announced a new umbrella service called adobe ex






predicted peak cherry blossom season dates to be announced


washington — the predicted peak blooming period for this year's cherry blossom season in washington is being announced.the window is expected to be announced wednesday at a news conference at the newseum.last year's peak bloom happened march 25. according to the national park service website, however, from 2013 to 2015, peak bloom was around april 10.peak bloom means at least 70 percent of the trees around washington, d.c.'s tidal basin are blossoming. once peak bloom is reached, the blossoms can remain on the trees from four to 10 days.this year's national cherry blossom festival , which is timed to coincide with the blooming, will be held from march 20 to april 16.






cambodian opposition chief resigns from party


phnom penh, cambodia — the head of cambodia's opposition party has announced his resignation from the group after the country's long-serving prime minister announced plans for a law that could lead to the party's dissolution.sam rainsy announced his resignation saturday in a letter to his cambodia national rescue party.his actions came after prime minister hun sen earlier this month vowed to amend the laws on political parties to keep convicts from holding leadership positions, among other rules.sam rainsy is in self-imposed exile to avoid a prison sentence for criminal defamation. he's been the target of several lawsuits by hun sen and his ruling cambodian people's party.the opposition says the lawsuits are without merit, and just a legal ploy to try to cripple them. cambodia will hold lo






d.c. cherry blossom bloom prediction to be announced today


the predicted peak blooming period for this year's cherry blossom season in washington is being announced.the window is expected to be announced wednesday at a news conference at the newseum.last year's peak bloom happened march 25. according to the national park service website, however, from 2013 to 2015, peak bloom was around april 10.peak bloom means at least 70 percent of the trees around washington, d.c.'s tidal basin are blossoming. once peak bloom is reached, the blossoms can remain on the trees from four to 10 days.this year's national cherry blossom festival , which is timed to coincide with the blooming, will be held from march 20 to april 16. cubs fans eager for the start of the baseball season can get their fix in arizona during spring training. the capital of texas defies bei






lowe's announces layoffs for more than 500 full-time workers


mooresville, n.c. — home improvement retailer lowe's has announced its second round of layoffs in just over a month, saying more than 500 full-time corporate employees companywide will lose their jobs.local news outlets report lowe's announced tuesday that 430 workers at its headquarters in mooresville would be laid off. in addition, 70 support staffers in wilkesboro and about 25 corporate support positions in other facilities across the u.s. would lose their jobs.on jan. 17, lowe's announced approximately 2,400 full-time workers would be laid off. a majority of the cuts were at the store level.meanwhile, the company said lowe's will post more than 100 new positions at its corporate offices in mooresville and will add at least 600 full-time customer-support and central production office po






huawei honor 6x now available on open sale in india


the huawei honor 6x - which was announced for india last month, and went on sale in the country earlier this month through flash sale model - is now available for purchase sans registration.both 32gb and 64gb models are on open sale on amazon india. pricing remains the same - inr 12,999 (around $195) for the former and inr 15,999 (around $240) for the latter. the device was first announced back in october last year, and it landed in the us last month.source | via






warren beatty explains how they incorrectly announced 'la la land' as best pictu


in a stunning turn, "moonlight" won the best picture oscar after "la la land" was incorrectly named. the "la la land" team were in the process of giving thanks when it was announced that the wrong film had been read and that "moonlight" was the real winner. emma stone, casey affleck, mahershala ali and viola davis won acting awards. barry jenkins won the adapted screenplay award for tarell alvin mccraney's "moonlight" and kenneth lonnergan for his original script, "manchester by the sea."






watch the moment when 'la la land' is mistakenly announced best picture winner


in a stunning turn, "moonlight" won the best picture oscar after "la la land" was incorrectly named. the "la la land" team were in the process of giving thanks when it was announced that the wrong film had been read and that "moonlight" was the real winner. emma stone, casey affleck, mahershala ali and viola davis won acting awards. barry jenkins won the adapted screenplay award for tarell alvin mccraney's "moonlight" and kenneth lonnergan for his original script, "manchester by the sea."






panasonic lumix gh5 shipments may be delayed due to high number of pre-orders: d


panasonic japan has announced that customers who have ordered a lumix gh5 may face a longer wait due to the high number of pre-orders. the era is scheduled for release on march 23, and panasonic is prioritizing pre-order shipments. the gh5 was officially announced at the beginning of january, and panasonic targeted a 'late march' shipping timeframe in its initial announcement.via: p o rumors






zspace joins openxr working group to help simplify xr development


just a few days after the khronos group announced the openxr working group, which is devoted to developing an open standard of the same name to help vr and ar developers make software for more platforms, zspace announced its involvement and explained why it supports khronos' efforts. zspace (technically "zspace" but that's what happens when your name starts with a lowercase letter) is devoted to using mr technologies in education. the company makes all-in-one computers with ar and vr capabilities; apps for those devices; and education-related content for those apps. now it's applying everything it's learned while creating those various tools to the openxr project so other companies will have an easier time with mr content.here's what the company said about its support for openxr in a press






further rmt strike date on southern announced


a one-day strike has been announced by members of the rmt union on the southern rail network after talks to resolve a dispute failed.the rmt had already warned of further strikes after discussions ended on tuesday without the union and rail operator reaching a deal.conductors will walk out for 24 hours on 22 february in the long-running row over guards' roles on trains.parent firm govia thameslink has not yet responded to the announcement.






target leaks shadow of mordor sequel, shadow of war


the sequel to shadow of mordor is called shadow of war. warner bros. hasn’t quite announced this yet, but target spilled the news early (lol) along with the box art and some info (via neogaf). from what i’ve heard, the story will be based on talion and celebrimbor (the two protagonists from shadow of mordor) working to forge a new ring that’s as powerful as sauron’s. the nemesis system is back, obviously, and there are new stronghold mechanics, new special abilities, and all that jazz.advertisementmore info to come whenever it’s officially announced. for now, let’s again laugh at target.






watch the moment when 'la la land' is mistakenly announced best picture winner


in a stunning turn, "moonlight" won the best picture oscar after "la la land" was incorrectly named. the "la la land" team were in the process of giving thanks when it was announced that the wrong film had been read and that "moonlight" was the real winner. emma stone, casey affleck, mahershala ali and viola davis won acting awards. director barry jenkins and playwright tarell alvin mccraney won the adapted screenplay award for "moonlight" and kenneth lonnergan won for his original script, "manchester by the sea."






northwestern will 'go dance in salt lake city' after first ncaa tournament bid


the first gasp swept through the crowd at welsh-ryan arena when wisconsin was announced as a no. 8 seed in the ncaa tournament.whoa! the wisconsin that just beat northwestern by 28 points in the big ten tournament?"we were like, 'wow,'" nu forward vic law said. "the committee is being tough (on the big ten) this year."seton hall grabbed a no. 9 seed in greenville, s.c., wichita state a 10 in indianapolis. on and on it went sunday. more gasps. and only one region left.but nu coach chris collins was not worried."we're going west," he told his players.and he was right.at 5:32 p.m., cbs put a halt to agonizing nu fans."the no. 8 seed, out of the west," greg gumbel said. "there they are ... the northwestern wildcats ... 78 years in the making."and the gym went nuts, with nu players leaping from






fact check: trump's address to joint session of congress


as president donald trump delivers his address before a joint session of congress on tuesday night, he is making claims about the country and what’s changed since he was elected.how many of his claims are true, and how many aren’t?cbs news is looking into some of mr. trump’s facts and statements. here are the facts: creating new jobs: mr. trump said his administration has coincided with announcements from top companies saying they will create new jobs in the u.s.,  claiming eight companies have announced they “will invest billions and billions of dollars in the united states and will create tens of thousands of new american jobs.” the eight countries to which mr. trump specifically referred are ford, fiat-chrysler, general motors, sprint, softbank, lockheed, intel and walmart.the verdict o






fact check: trump's address to joint session of congress


as president donald trump delivers his address before a joint session of congress on tuesday night, he is making claims about the country and what’s changed since he was elected.how many of his claims are true, and how many aren’t?cbs news is looking into some of mr. trump’s facts and statements. here are the facts: creating new jobs: mr. trump said his administration has coincided with announcements from top companies saying they will create new jobs in the u.s.,  claiming eight companies have announced they “will invest billions and billions of dollars in the united states and will create tens of thousands of new american jobs.” the eight countries to which mr. trump specifically referred are ford, fiat-chrysler, general motors, sprint, softbank, lockheed, intel and walmart.the verdict o






xiaomi mi mix to finally break out of china next week


the xiaomi mi mix will be available in vietnam starting march 22, the company announced at an event in ho chi minh city. distributor digiworld will handle the sales. aside from the mi mix, the products on offer will include the redmi note 4, redmi 4a and an assortment of power banks.less than a month ago it was announced that the bezelless concept-phone-turned-reality mi mix was going to be sold in the uae, with a launch date mentioned for sometime in march. we're half way through it, and word hasn't gotten out yet that folks are buying mi mixes in the middle east, so vietnam might beat it to it.we're only left hoping that the mi mix 2 will be sold globally.via






austria moves to ban full-face veil in public spaces


austria’s coalition government has announced plans to ban full-face veils in public and to restrict eastern european workers’ access to the country’s labour market. the proposals were announced late on monday as part of a wider government programme aimed at countering the rise of the far-right, anti-islam freedom party. “the full-face veil will be banned in…






fact check: trump's address to joint session of congress


as president donald trump delivered his address before a joint session of congress tuesday night, he made claims about the country and what’s changed since he was elected.how many of his claims were true and how many weren’t?cbs news looked into some of mr. trump’s facts and statements. here are the facts: creating jobs: mr. trump said his administration has coincided with announcements from top companies saying they will create new jobs in the u.s.,  claiming eight companies have announced they “will invest billions and billions of dollars in the united states and will create tens of thousands of new american jobs.” the eight countries to which mr. trump specifically referred are ford, fiat-chrysler, general motors, sprint, softbank, lockheed, intel and walmart.the verdict on this claim?






fact check: trump's address to joint session of congress


as president donald trump delivered his address before a joint session of congress tuesday night, he made claims about the country and what’s changed since he was elected.how many of his claims were true and how many weren’t?cbs news looked into some of mr. trump’s facts and statements. here are the facts: creating jobs: mr. trump said his administration has coincided with announcements from top companies saying they will create new jobs in the u.s.,  claiming eight companies have announced they “will invest billions and billions of dollars in the united states and will create tens of thousands of new american jobs.” the eight countries to which mr. trump specifically referred are ford, fiat-chrysler, general motors, sprint, softbank, lockheed, intel and walmart.the verdict on this claim?






lg x power2 announced with 5.5-inch display, 4,500mah battery


lg has announced a new smartphone. dubbed x power2, it's the successor to last year's x power. the device is powered by an octa-core 1.5ghz chipset, and sports a 5.5-inch hd display. ram options include 1.5gb/2gb, while internal memory is 16gb.the camera department is handled by a 13mp rear unit and a 5mp front shooter. measuring 154.7 x 78.1 x 8.4mm and weighing in at 164g, the phone runs android 7.0 nougat out of the box, and packs in a 4,500mah battery. it also supports fast charging.connectivity options include wi-fi (802.11 b, g, n), bluetooth 4.2, and usb 2.0, while color options include black titan, shiny titan, shiny gold, and shiny blue. the handset will be showcased at the upcoming mobile world congress."the lg x power2 will roll out beginning in march in the latin america follow






a long-serving member of the california supreme court has announced plans to ret


san francisco  — a long-serving member of the california supreme court has announced plans to retire.in this nov. 10, 2011 photo, justice kathryn werdegar is shown at the california supreme court in san francisco. the court announced wednesday, march 8, 2017, that werdegar will step down aug. 31, 2017. republican gov. pete wilson appointed werdegar to the state’s high court in 1994. (ap photo/jeff chiu) the court announced wednesday that state justice kathryn werdegar will step down aug. 31. republican gov. pete wilson appointed werdegar to the state’s high court in 1994. she turns 81 next month.werdegar was part of the 4-3 majority that briefly legalized gay marriage in california before voters passed proposition 8 barring same-sex marriages. the u.s. supreme court later struck down the p






aclu rips fardon for 'blindsided attack' on curtailing stop-and-frisk by chicago


zachary fardonjose m. osorio / chicago tribune 2016u.s. attorney zachary fardon announced his resignation march 13, 2017.u.s. attorney zachary fardon announced his resignation march 13, 2017. (jose m. osorio / chicago tribune 2016)






katy perry, ed sheeran to play iheartradio music awards


new york — katy perry, ed sheeran and the chainsmokers will perform at the iheartradio music awards in los angeles.additional performers announced wednesday include shawn mendes, thomas rhett, noah cyrus and big sean. bruno mars has also been previously announced as a performer.drake leads all nominees with 12 nominations, including male artist of the year, at the fourth annual awards show. the show will air live on tbs, tnt and trutv on sunday, march 5.






feds flip-flop on review of memphis police


closeskip in skipxembedxshare the u.s. department of justice announced that it has ended its federal review process of the memphis police department. mike brown/the commercial appealin october 2016, the federal justice department announced a review of memphis police at the request of memphis mayor jim strickland, left, and police director michael rallings, second from right. also at the press conference were noble wray, who leads the justice department's community oriented policing services initiative, and u.s. attorney edward l. stanton iii, right.(photo: mike brown, the (memphis) commercial appeal) 204 connect 2 linkedinemailmorememphis — the u.s. department of justice said friday morning it was ending its federal review of the memphis police department, but by the afternoon the federal






feds flip-flop on review of memphis police


closeskip in skipxembedxshare the u.s. department of justice announced that it has ended its federal review process of the memphis police department. mike brown/the commercial appealin october 2016, the federal justice department announced a review of memphis police at the request of memphis mayor jim strickland, left, and police director michael rallings, second from right. also at the press conference were noble wray, who leads the justice department's community oriented policing services initiative, and u.s. attorney edward l. stanton iii, right.(photo: mike brown, the (memphis) commercial appeal) 149 connect 2 linkedinemailmorememphis — the u.s. department of justice said friday morning it was ending its federal review of the memphis police department, but by the afternoon the federal






feds flip-flop on review of memphis police


closeskip in skipxembedxshare the u.s. department of justice announced that it has ended its federal review process of the memphis police department. mike brown/the commercial appealin october 2016, the federal justice department announced a review of memphis police at the request of memphis mayor jim strickland, left, and police director michael rallings, second from right. also at the press conference were noble wray, who leads the justice department's community oriented policing services initiative, and u.s. attorney edward l. stanton iii, right.(photo: mike brown, the (memphis) commercial appeal) 205 connect 2 linkedinemailmorememphis — the u.s. department of justice said friday morning it was ending its federal review of the memphis police department, but by the afternoon the federal






feds flip-flop on review of memphis police


closeskip in skipxembedxshare the u.s. department of justice announced that it has ended its federal review process of the memphis police department. mike brown/the commercial appealin october 2016, the federal justice department announced a review of memphis police at the request of memphis mayor jim strickland, left, and police director michael rallings, second from right. also at the press conference were noble wray, who leads the justice department's community oriented policing services initiative, and u.s. attorney edward l. stanton iii, right.(photo: mike brown, the (memphis) commercial appeal) 199 connect 2 linkedinemailmorememphis — the u.s. department of justice said friday morning it was ending its federal review of the memphis police department, but by the afternoon the federal






latest: supreme court won't stop man's execution in missouri


bonne terre, mo. — the latest on the scheduled missouri execution of a man convicted of killing a woman and her two children in 1998 (all times local):5:50 p.m.the u.s. supreme court has refused to halt the scheduled missouri execution of a man convicted of killing a woman and her two children in 1998.the court issued its ruling without comment tuesday. mark christeson is scheduled to die tuesday evening at the state prison in bonne terre for the killings of susan brouk, her 12-year-old daughter, adrian, and 9-year-old son, kyle.the main issue raised in christeson's appeal is that his trial lawyers were inept, noting they missed a 2005 deadline for a federal appeal, which is a standard procedure in death penalty cases.christeson was 18 when he and a 17-year-old cousin attacked brouk at her