rss: reuters

  • Trump tells federal agencies to reunite families at border; Melania visits region
    WASHINGTON/MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was directing federal agencies to begin reuniting children and parents who had been separated at the U.S.-Mexico border after entering the country illegally, a first step to implementing his executive order reversing a policy that had drawn global condemnation.


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  • U.S. top court lets states force online retailers to collect sales tax
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - States may force online retailers to collect potentially billions of dollars in sales taxes, the U.S. Supreme Court said in a major ruling on Thursday that undercut an advantage many e-commerce companies have enjoyed over brick-and-mortar rivals.


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  • Supreme Court deems SEC in-house judge hiring unconstitutional
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday expanded presidential control over pivotal jobs in federal agencies, ruling that the way the Securities and Exchange Commission selected its in-house judges to enforce investor-protection laws was improper.


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  • Intel CEO resigns after probe of relationship with employee
    (Reuters) - Intel Corp Chief Executive Brian Krzanich resigned on Thursday after a probe found a consensual relationship with an employee violated company policy.


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  • First lady Melania Trump visits detained immigrant children
    MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) - Melania Trump, whose pressure was a factor in getting her husband, U.S. President Donald Trump, to reverse his policy of separating immigrant children from parents, on Thursday visited a border detention facility where some of those children were being held.


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  • U.S. identifies North Korea missile test site it says Kim committed to destroy
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The missile engine test site that President Donald Trump said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had committed to destroy is a major facility in the western part of the country that has been used for testing engines for long-range missiles, according to a U.S. official.


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  • Trump says remains of U.S. war dead in process of being returned from North Korea
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, correcting a statement he had made a day earlier, said on Thursday that remains of U.S. troops missing from the Korean War were in the process of being returned to the United States from North Korea.


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  • Exclusive: Canada could make it harder for U.S. to win fighter bid - sources
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada is discussing changes to a multibillion-dollar fighter jet procurement process that could make it harder for a U.S. company to win the order as trade relations between the neighbors sour, two sources with direct knowledge of the discussions said.


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  • U.S. labor market tightening; mid-Atlantic manufacturing cools
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, pointing to a further tightening of labor market conditions.


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  • OPEC edges closer to raising oil output, Iran's agreement is key
    VIENNA (Reuters) - OPEC edged closer on Thursday towards raising oil output, with Iran softening its opposition to an increase and Saudi Arabia warning of supply shortages and price rallies if production remained stable.


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rss: bbc

  • Confusion reigns over fate of detained migrant children
    US officials express mixed messages about what happens next, as Melania Trump visits the border.

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  • Melania Trump speaks at child detention centre
    First Lady Melania Trump visits a Texas facility housing migrant children separated from their parents.

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  • Brexit: Three 'simple' requirements for EU citizens to stay in UK
    EU citizens will have to answer three questions to stay in the UK after Brexit, says Sajid Javid.

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  • XXXTentacion: Suspect arrested in rapper murder case
    Dedrick Williams, 22, faces a first-degree murder charge over the controversial rapper's death.

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  • US office worker fired by a machine
    When a machine decided Ibrahim Diallo no longer worked at his office there was little any human could do.

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  • World Cup 2018: Female reporter groped and kissed on air
    After being groped on air by a football fan, a Colombian reporter speaks out about being harassed.

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  • Macron's swimming pool plan for palace lands him in hot water
    Plans for a private swimming pool at the French president's summer retreat land him in hot water.

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  • US court backs states over web sales tax
    Previously companies without a physical presence in a state were exempt from sales tax collection rules.

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  • Anything to declare? Canadians react to Trump's shoe smuggling claim.
    President Trump claims they are sneaking goods across the border. Do Canadians have anything to declare?

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  • Pittsburgh officer in fatal shooting of Antwon Rose 'just sworn in'
    The fatal shooting in the back of Antwon Rose, 17, by an East Pittsburgh officer is investigated.

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rss: the register

  • Brit reseller Aria PC's appeal against HMRC VAT fraud finding gets under way

    Firm disputes findings of taxman and First-Tier tribunal

    Manchester-based reseller Aria Technology Ltd is appealing against a tax tribunal finding that MD Aria Taheri ?knew or ought to have known? that it took part in a VAT carousel fraud.?



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  • WannaCry is back! (Psych. It's just phisher folk doing what they do)

    Spamming scum fire out phishing frighteners

    An unusually large wave of phishing emails was spewed out this morning, with recipients warned that all their devices had been infected by WannaCry.?



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  • Accountants HATE them: Microsoft's Xbox harnesses blockchain to pay games publishers

    But it used to use Excel and print-outs, just like us normies

    All aboard the blockchain hypewagon ? Microsoft announced today that it has begun using the technology to deal with royalty and digital rights contracts.?



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  • By gum, that's chewy: Samsung's NF1 fattens M.2 card capacity with wider gumstick format

    8TB drive can give 2U diskless servers 576TB capacity

    Samsung's 8TB next-generation small form factor (NGSFF) NF1 flash card is to be standardised by the JEDEC Solid State Technology Association in October.?



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  • Serverless Computing London: Last chance to grab blind bird tickets

    We?re about to hit go on agenda...

    Events The agenda for Serverless Computing London goes live next week, so you don?t have long to grab our super value blind bird tickets for the November event.?



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  • Intel CEO Brian Krzanich quits biz after fling with coworker rumbled

    Top chip boss broke rules by having 'consensual relationship' with staffer, probe finds

    Intel chief exec Brian Krzanich has quit after his ?past consensual relationship? with an employee came to light.?



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  • BlackBerry CEO: We need help from the channel to grow

    Slight hiccup expected as former phone-maker diversifies

    BlackBerry is focusing on luring in more channel partners and developers to maintain growth, CEO John Chen told shareholders at the company's AGM.?



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  • Micron: Hot DRAM, we're still shifting piles of kit, but somebody's missing our XPoint

    Won't say who but we'll point with an elbow. *Cough* Intel *Cough*

    Micron rode strong demand for DRAM and flash to record revenues and profits for its third fiscal 2018 quarter (PDF), but XPoint chip sales to Intel collapsed.?



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  • Test Systems Better, IBM tells UK IT meltdown bank TSB

    Hired to assess migration chaos, Big Blue suggests lack of rigorous go-live criteria

    Updated A report into the IT meltdown at TSB has suggested the British bank did not carry out rigorous enough testing and that the problems went beyond previously reported middleware issues.?



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  • Dixons Carphone profits drop 24% amid hack 'n' high street struggles

    CEO puts on a happy face

    Dixons Carphone's annual pre-tax profits have taken a dive, falling 24 per cent to 382m.?



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rss: ars technica

  • California net neutrality bill gutted as lawmakers cave to AT&T lobbyists
    Bans on paid data cap exemptions and access payments removed by committee.

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  • ?Flip Grip? brings classic arcade screen orientation to portable Switch
    Plastic holster lets you play dozens of Switch games the way they were intended.

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  • Tesla lawsuit target called ?horrible human being? by CEO Elon Musk
    Tripp: "Putting cars on the road with safety issues is being a horrible human being!"

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  • Ars on your lunch break, part two: History, reality, and robots for the elderly
    Talking about the intersection of robotics and AI with Rodney Brooks.

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  • Twitter punishes users for doxing White House advisor Stephen Miller
    Miller is an architect of Trump's controversial family separation policy.

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  • Intel CEO Brian Krzanich resigns over workplace relationship
    Krzanich's consensual workplace relationship violated company's non-fraternization policy.

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  • Grim look at Civil War surgery unearthed by new pit of limbs, bodies
    The saw cuts and bullets embedded in bone reveal suffering and medical choices.

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  • Apple?s AirPower charging mat delayed until fall due to ?technical hurdles?
    The mat reportedly includes a chip running a "stripped down" version of iOS.

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  • With three words, President Trump fortifies a flawed perception about NASA
    "We're reopening NASA," president says at a campaign rally.

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  • Interview: What went into making Divinity: Original Sin 2?s definitive edition
    The first title's remaster was a game changer. Is Original Sin 2's the same?

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