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The Surface Go is the laptop of the year

As a nearly constant traveler I’ve been looking for something like the Surface Go all my life. I’ve lugged around everything from massive ThinkPads to iPad Pros and I’ve always found myself stuck in one of two situations – the laptops that made the most sense were too heavy to be comfortably portable and the tablets and ultraportables I used, ...

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The Surface Go is the laptop of the year

As a nearly constant traveler I’ve been looking for something like the Surface Go all my life. I’ve lugged around everything from massive ThinkPads to iPad Pros and I’ve always found myself stuck in one of two situations – the laptops that made the most sense were too heavy to be comfortably portable and the tablets and ultraportables I used, ...

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Over 700 children fell out of windows to their deaths this year, ombudsman claims

Russian ombudsman for children’s rights has revealed shocking statistics of fatal incidents involving children and proposed to develop a nationwide program to boost children’s safety in public places. Read more At the Monday press-conference summing up the results of the nationwide Childhood Safety campaign, ombudsman Anna Kuznetsova said that 492 children died in accidents during the summer vacations this year, ...

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Mosul divided: Year after ISIS’ defeat, RT Documentary sees a city festering with hatred & revenge

Mosul – Iraq’s second-largest city and the former Islamic State capital – is still reeling a year after the terrorists were driven out. Bad blood and a thirst for revenge still divide people there. Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) captured Mosul in June 2014 in mere days, sending soldiers and security troops on the run. Many local residents welcomed the ...

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Amazon’s HQ2 location will be announced this year

Things have been pretty quiet on the Amazon HQ2 front. Earlier this year, the online retail giant announced that it had whittled the list of potential host cities for a second headquarters down to 20, but beyond that, the company hasn’t shared much. Looks like we’ll be getting an answer before end of year, however. During a speech at the ...

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Cryptocurrency mining attacks using leaked NSA hacking tools are still highly active a year later

It’s been over a year since highly classified exploits built by the National Security Agency were stolen and published online. One of the tools, dubbed EternalBlue, can covertly break into almost any Windows machine around the world. It didn’t take long for hackers to start using the exploits to run ransomware on thousands of computers, grinding hospitals and businesses to ...

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‘Salisbury Cathedral beautiful this time of year’: Russian travel firm pounces on Skripal hype

There is no such thing as bad publicity, the saying goes. A Russian firm selling airline tickets is now advertising trips to Salisbury, saying the town’s cathedral is a sight worth traveling all the way from Moscow to see. “The Salisbury Cathedral is beautiful this time of year! Isn’t it worth the price of coming to Salisbury all the way ...

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‘Millions of water bottles’ left on Puerto Rico runway a year after Hurricane Maria (PHOTOS)

FEMA has confirmed that a huge stockpile of bottled water, sent to Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, has been sitting on a runway for a year – despite Donald Trump branding the US response an incredible success. Photos of the consignment were shared online by photographer Abdiel Santana who estimated there were possibly millions of water bottles ...

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Putin offers Japan’s Abe peace treaty by end of year without preconditions

Russian President Vladimir Putin offered Japanese leader Shinzo Abe a peace treaty between the two countries without preconditions by the end of the year. The two leaders met on Wednesday at the Eastern Economic Forum taking place in Vladivostok in Russia’s Far East. “Let’s conclude a peace treaty – not now but by the end of the year, without any ...

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Dog helps Oregon man to be exonerated from 50 year prison sentence for child sex abuse

An Oregon man sentenced to 50 years in prison for sexually abusing his daughter has had his conviction overturned and received an apology from the state – after a dog was found safe and well. Josh Horner from Redmond, Oregon, got an apology on behalf of the state from John Hummel, the Deschutes County district attorney whose office was responsible ...

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