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Las Vegans help after tragedy with garden, free services

AP Photo/John Locher LAS VEGAS (AP) — The day after a gunman opened fire on a country music festival from a high-rise Las Vegas hotel, a local landscaper was at City Hall with an idea for remembering the 58 people killed in the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. Jay Pleggenkuhle (PLAY-ghen-kool) of Stonerose Landscapes said he thought the people of Las Vegas needed a project to help them work through their grief. His business partner, Daniel Perez, pushed him to tell city officials … Read the referenced story here: Las…

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Google Wifi amps up parental controls with website blocking

Adult sites, begone! Google Wifi might not have gotten any new hardware at Google’s October 4 event earlier this month, but that’s because it really doesn’t need any. Google Wifi is still an excellent option if you’re in the market for a mesh router system, and a new feature is now rolling out to the device that should make raising kids in the 21st century a whole lot easier. That new feature is called “Site Blocking”, and it works pretty much how you’d expect. Turning on Site Blocking will allow…

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Put your dusty, old CD player to use with this $8 Mpow phone mount

Stop listening over and over to that same CD you made for a road trip in the 90s. Is this deal for me? This Mpow CD player phone mount is down to $7.99 with code 2ILMROQV through seller Patozon on Amazon. That’s $2 off its average price and as much as $4 better than the other colors like Tiffany Blue. Chances are if you do still have CDs in your car, it’s probably just because you forgot you put them under your seat. This phone mount will sit in that…

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Kickstart your IT career with this 11-course bundle, now 98 percent off

When it comes to IT success stories — who doesn’t want a lucrative career doing something they love? — CompTIA A+ certification is usually right in the middle. However, training for a complete career doesn’t stop there. If you’re serious about completing training and passing a multitude of the top IT certifications, Android Central Digital Offers has a bundle for you. Instead of $3,289, we’re offering this bundle for 98 percent off. That brings the final price down to just $49 — but that’s not all! Use code BUNDLE50 at…

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Women ID as Assault, Harassment Victims With ‘Me Too’ Tweets

Thousands of women are responding to actress Alyssa Milano’s call to tweet “me too” to raise awareness of sexual harassment and assault following the recent revelation of decades of allegations of sexual misconduct by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Milano suggested women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted post the message on Twitter on Sunday. The call to action quickly trended, with notable names like Lady Gaga, Monica Lewinsky and Rosario Dawson identifying themselves as victims. Others shared personal stories.   Also tweeting in support was Milano’s former co-star on…

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Justices to hear government’s email dispute with Microsoft

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is intervening in a digital-age privacy dispute between the Trump administration and Microsoft over emails stored abroad. The justices say Monday they will hear the administration’s appeal of a lower court ruling in favor of Microsoft. The court held the emails sought in a drug trafficking investigation were beyond the reach of a search warrant because they were kept on a Microsoft server in Ireland. The case is among several legal clashes that Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft and other technology … Read the referenced story here:…

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Huawei doubles down on software with fast Mate 9 Oreo update, monthly security patch goal

Huawei’s software boss confirms Mate 9 Oreo update scheduled for four weeks after the Mate 10 launch. Huawei will target monthly security updates for its new flagships. And the company is already working with Android P. The newly-announced Huawei Mate 10 ships with Android 8.0 Oreo and the new EMUI 8 interface, but Huawei isn’t limiting its latest software to just the new releases. At a meeting at Huawei’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China, ahead of today’s Mate 10 announcement, the company’s software boss told Android Central that updating existing handsets…

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Huawei Mate 10 + Mate 10 Pro announced: AI-focused flagships with dual f/1.6 cameras, giant batteries + Oreo

Huawei unveils two new flagship phones — but only one will be coming to the U.S. and UK. At a special event in Munich, Germany, Huawei has just taken the wraps off its new flagship smartphones, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro. Following on from last year’s Mate 9, the new model comes in two different flavors: A vanilla Mate 9 with a 5.9-inch 16:9 screen, and a 6-inch Mate 10 Pro with a taller 18:9 panel. Most readers can safely disregard the regular Mate 10, though, as only…

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White House: $4,000 more for families with business tax cuts

AP Photo/Evan Vucci WASHINGTON (AP) — By slashing corporate tax rates, the Trump administration said Monday, the average U.S. household will get an estimated $4,000 more a year. This stunning 5 percent increase is likely to be met with skepticism from tax experts and Democratic lawmakers. Spread across every U.S. household, the White House analysis claims it would generate “conservatively” an income jump totaling $504 billion, or about $200 billion more than the revenues currently generated by the corporate income tax. With this new … Read the referenced story here: White…

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