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LG confirms Wing is the name of its new smartphone – The Verge

LG has confirmed its upcoming phone will be called Wing (the Wing?) and will be revealed at its announcement event on September 14th. The device is believed to have two screens in a swiveling form factor, with a recent teaser video showing what looks like a sliding mechanism that can rotate into a T shape.

In addition to its swiveling screens, reports about the Wing so far have indicated the device will support 5G, have a triple-rear camera array with a 64-megapixel main sensor, and will run on a Snapdragon 7-series processor.

The device will be LG’s first launched under its Explorer Project, a new mobile category the company says is aimed at “discovering new ways to interact with mobile devices… and challenging established user norms,” adding that the Wing will “deliver a new and different form factor and mobile experience that would be impossible to create with conventional smartphones.”

LG’s announcement event kicks off at 10AM ET on September 14th.

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Emma Roberts confirms she’s expecting a baby boy with boyfriend Garrett Hedlund – Fox News

Emma Roberts is pregnant with her first child.

The 29-year-old actress revealed on social media she is expecting a baby boy with boyfriend, actor Garrett Hedlund. The two were first spotted together in March 2019.

“Me…and my two favorite guys,” Roberts captioned a photo on Instagram with two blue heart emojis. She cradled her bump as Hedlund, 35, wrapped his arm around her.

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Her aunt, Oscar-winner Julia Roberts commented, “Love you.”

While friend and new mom Lea Michele said, “You will be the greatest mama. I love you Em! Boy moms together.”

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The “Scream Queens” star and the “Triple Frontier” star have been spotted multiple times in New York and Los Angeles since their relationship started, but this is the first time either had said anything publicly about it.

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Emma Roberts is radiant in red at the Trevor Project’s TrevorLIVE LA 2018 event at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 3, 2018 in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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Roberts was previously engaged to “American Horror Story” star Evan Peters. They started dating in 2012 after meeting on the set of the indie movie “Adult World,” which premiered in 2013.

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In 2013, the couple had some trouble when Roberts was arrested on domestic violence charges. Someone called the police to report a fight in the couple’s hotel room, TMZ reported. Peters elected not to press charges, according to MTV News.

In a joint statement, reps for the two addressed the incident.

Garrett Hedlund  (L) and Emma Roberts (R) are seen on August 1src, 2src19 in Los Angeles, California. 

Garrett Hedlund  (L) and Emma Roberts (R) are seen on August 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. 
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“It was an unfortunate incident and misunderstanding. Ms. Roberts was released after questioning and the couple is working together to move past it,” the reps told Us Weekly at the time.

Peters proposed to Roberts five months after her arrest and the couple broke up twice  — once in 2015 and once in 2016 — before their most recent split in 2019.

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Meanwhile, Hedlund previously dated actress Kirsten Dunst from 2011 to 2016.

Fox News’ Ann W. Schmidt contributed to this report.

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NWS Confirms Tornado Touched Down in Lake County, Traveled Into Wisconsin Monday – NBC Chicago

Scientists with the National Weather Service confirmed that
a tornado touched down Monday in Lake County and went over the state line before
ending over a lake in southeastern Wisconsin.

According to NWS officials, the tornado, classified as an EF-1 rated twister, reached estimated peak wind speeds of 90 miles per hour after it touched down at approximately 3:41 p.m. Monday near Spring Grove, Illinois.

We have confirmed that an EF-1 tornado with estimated peak winds of 90 mph and path length of 3.75 miles touched down near Spring Grove, IL and ended near Camp Lake, Wisconsin during the 8/10/2020 derecho event. Many thanks to @NWSMKX for their help surveying. #ilwx #inwx pic.twitter.com/YtTn1pIcyn

— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) August 11, 2020

The tornado was on the ground for approximately 3.75 miles before ending near Camp Lake, Wisconsin.

The tornado’s maximum width was approximately 150 yards,
according to a damage path surveyed by NWS Chicago and Milwaukee researchers.

According to officials, the tornado was one of several reported
during Monday’s derecho, which packed dangerously gusty winds and torrential
downpours. The storms prompted tornado warnings across the area, including in
Lake County and Kenosha County, and left hundreds of thousands of customers
without electricity.

Another tornado was confirmed in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood at approximately 3:59 p.m. Monday. That tornado packed wind speeds of up to 110 miles per hour, and traveled for approximately three miles before moving onto Lake Michigan and becoming a waterspout.

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Google Confirms Serious New Problems For Chrome Users – Forbes

Chrome is already suffering from some visually spectacular graphics problems, but now things just got a whole lot more serious for fans of Google’s browser. 

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Google Chrome is running into serious problems with the latest version of Windows 10


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Making the eye-catching render issues on macOS seem quaint, Google has confirmed that since Microsoft’s massive Windows 10 ‘May 2020’ update Chrome can no longer keep users signed-in, sync data, store cookies, remember passwords or third party extension data – sometimes deleting the extension completely. Moreover, Google saw this coming two months ago. 

In a bug report filed back in April, Google engineers confirmed multiple problems with the Windows 10 May 2020 update, then still in beta testing. Strangely, Techdows spotted the report was subsequently marked as ‘WontFix’ before later being reopened. With Microsoft stating last week that it is now accelerating the May 2020 rollout, despite no fix being found, more and more Chrome users are being affected and complaints are growing (1,2,3,4,5, etc). 

The problem here seems to be accountability. I suspect that Google initially believed the problem lay with the Windows 10 May 2020 update and waited for a Microsoft fix. But the combination of Google reopening investigations and Microsoft accelerating the update’s rollout suggests this may come down to Google. Users are also reporting that Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge browser is unaffected, which will fuel conspiracy theorists looking to reignite the browser wars. 

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Pausing Windows 10 Updates is a smart move until a fix arrives for Chrome’s problems


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As it stands, Microsoft is only pushing the May 2020 update to Windows 10 users who manually ‘Check for updates’ but it is removing many of the restrictions which previously prevented it from being installed. This despite a raft of problems and some fundamentally flawed testing

What should you do? The obvious answer is: Stay away from the May 2020 update and wait for a fix (whichever company provides it). For those who have already updated, there is no one fix which works for everyone but the one with the highest success rate comes from Google engineer Tavis Ormandy and flushes a master key cache: 

  • Start > Event Viewer > Applications and Services > Microsoft > Windows > Crypto-DPAPI > Operational 
  • Check for errors (his fix is dependent on errors being found here) – if Yes
  • Close all Chrome Windows
  • Press Win+L to lock your computer
  • Unlock, then start Chrome

I have reached out to both Microsoft and Google and will update this post when I have a response. 

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AT&T confirms thousands of job cuts, 250 store closings – Axios

AT&T confirmed to Axios it is planning widespread job cuts that include managers and executives, in addition to 3,400 technician and clerical jobs. It will also close 250 retail stores, impacting 1,300 retail jobs.

Why it matters: While the cuts can’t be separated from the COVID-19 impact on the economy, the moves also come as the mobile industry has consolidated from four national players to three following T-Mobile’s acquisition of Sprint.

Details: The stores facing closure are a mix of AT&T-branded locations and those of Cricket Wireless, AT&T’s prepaid brand, according to the Communication Workers of America, which represents some of AT&T’s employees.

  • AT&T confirmed the cuts, but did not give a specific total number, other than to say the job reductions were “sizable.”
  • AT&T said the store closures were planned, but accelerated by the pandemic. Most store employees will be offered another job with AT&T, the company said.
  • Laid-off workers will receive severance pay and six months of company-provided healthcare, AT&T said.

What they’re saying:

  • AT&T: In a statement to Axios, AT&T said the cuts stem from lower demand for some legacy products, as well as the impact of the pandemic.As a result, there will be targeted, but sizable reductions in our workforce across executives, managers and union-represented employees, consistent with our previously announced transformation initiative. Additionally, we’ll be eliminating more non-payroll workers — the vast majority of which are outside the United States — than we are managers or union-represented employees.”
  • CWA: “If we are in a war to keep our economy going during this crisis, why is AT&T dismissing the troops?” Communications Workers of America president Chris Shelton said in a statement. The union also noted that the cuts come after hedge fund Elliott Management took a $3.2 billion stake in AT&T last year.

Meanwhile: In a statement, T-Mobile confirmed it is cutting some jobs too, though it didn’t say how many. But it notes it is hiring for 5,000 new positions over the next year as well. The company committed to growing its net employment as it sought regulatory approval to buy Sprint.

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Chris Paul confirms report of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson trade offer for him in 2011 – ClutchPoints

NBA veteran point guard Chris Paul recently went on an Uninterrupted video interview, and one of the matters he discussed was the botched trade that would have sent him to the Golden State Warriors in 2011.

Apparently, the Dubs were willing to send both Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson to the New Orleans Pelicans (then Hornets) in exchange for Paul. The 10-time NBA All-Star confirmed the story and explained why he ultimately rejected the deal.

Chris Paul 🔁Splash Brothers. A 2011 trade that almost happened.

@CP3 explains why he rejected it on #WRTS: After Party.

Watch 📺: https://t.co/Bbr4SDruqG

Listen 🎧: https://t.co/WXweDcD8fy pic.twitter.com/M3hhJzXznU

— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) April 28, 2020

That’s how much value Chris Paul had at that time. Moreover, this was before the Splash Brothers era, which explains why the Warriors were willing to give up both Curry and Thompson. What could have been.

According to Paul, his decision at that time stemmed from his unwillingness to move to San Francisco. Then again, the NBA floor general ended up with the Los Angeles Clippers that same summer, which is just in the same state as the Bay Area.

As Paul implied, he has now learned to love the city of L.A., having been living there for almost a decade now. He did make a move to the Thunder in the summer of 2019, but it is obvious that the City of Angels still holds a special place in his heart.

Paul was having an excellent season with the Thunder prior to the NBA suspension, averaging 17.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, 6.8 assists and 1.6 steals per contest. He also helped the team to an impressive record in the West, as OKC emerged as one of the pleasant surprises of the season.

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