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Consumer Reports Yanks All Microsoft Surface Recommendations

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Consumer Reports has announced it’s pulling its recommendations on four Surface systems due to extremely high failure rates. The organization regularly surveys its readers and members about the products that they own and use. Based on those surveys, the failure rate of all Surface laptops with detatchable keyboards is expected to be significantly higher than other devices. This is playing out in two ways. First, Consumer Reports is pulling the ‘Recommended’ status on four systems: ...

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Reports: Yankees to land Gray in deadline deal

3:05 PM ET ESPN.com news services The Yankees‘ pursuit of Oakland Athletics starter Sonny Gray spilled into the final hours before the trade deadline, but a swap has been agreed to that will send the right-hander to New York, according to multiple reports. Gray further strengthens the rotation and complements a strong Yankees bullpen featuring Aroldis Chapman, David Robertson, Dellin Betances, Adam Warren and Tommy Kahnle. The 27-year-old Gray is 44-36 with a 3.42 ERA over parts of five seasons in Oakland. He was the Athletics’ first-round pick (18th overall) ...

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Reports: Sandoval back to Giants pending exam

9:00 PM ET ESPN.com news services Third baseman Pablo Sandoval has struck a minor league deal to return to the San Francisco Giants pending a physical, according to multiple reports. The former Giants star is en route to San Francisco for a physical after his official release from the Boston Red Sox earlier Wednesday. Sandoval, who turns 31 in August, will take a physical for the Giants, then begin playing in Triple-A Sacramento, the reports said. “He did a lot here and we’ll never forget that,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy ...

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Amazon Prime Day; Big bank earnings; Oil reports; Fed's policy update

What to know about Amazon Prime Day 1. Amazon Prime Day: Get ready for a 30-hour shopping marathon. Monday is Prime Day, Amazon’s(AMZN, Tech30) annual day of deals for Prime members. The shopping bonanza will begin at 9 p.m. ET on July 10 and run until 3 a.m. ET on July 12. New deals will be offered every five minutes, according to Amazon. Amazon uses Prime Day as a way to lure customers to sign up for its Prime membership, which CEO Jeff Bezos has touted as “such a good ...

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Kushner 'discussed secret line to Moscow' – US media reports

Donald Trump’s son-in-law explored the possibility of setting up a secret line of communication with Moscow, according to US media reports. Jared Kushner is said to have discussed creating the channel during a meeting in December, reports in the Washington Post and New York Times said. The senior White House aide has not commented on the latest reports. Mr Kushner is understood to be under scrutiny by the FBI as part of its wider investigation into Russian links. Reports in the US say investigators believe he has relevant information, but ...

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Cliff Richard settles with police over sex abuse reports

Sir Cliff Richard and South Yorkshire Police have settled a legal fight over reports naming him as a suspected sex offender. The singer sought damages from the force, and the BBC, over media coverage of a police raid on his home in 2014. On Friday, lawyers told High Court judge Mr Justice Mann that Sir Cliff and the force had come to terms. He was investigated over historical sexual assault allegations, which he denied. The case was dropped last year. South Yorkshire Police had already apologised “wholeheartedly for the additional ...

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Consumer Reports Gives Tesla Model S Partial Credit for a Partial Fix

Consumer Reports restored one of the two ratings points lost by the Tesla Model S when its automatic emergency braking wasn’t enabled. Tesla in April sent an over-the-air update that enabled the feature, but only up to 28 mph, not the 90 mph Tesla says the car is capable of. As a result, this week, CR gave Tesla half credit (one point), but that’s not enough to regain the top spot in the rankings. The scoring reduction and restoration also affects the Model X, which is mired in the lower rank ...

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Deaths confirmed after Manchester Arena blast reports

Media playback is unsupported on your device A number of people have died and others have been injured following a reported explosion at Manchester Arena. Witnesses reported hearing a “huge bang” following a pop concert by US singer Ariana Grande. Greater Manchester Police said there are a “number of confirmed fatalities and others injured”. Witnesses said they heard two loud bangs, reported to be near the ticket office of the arena. The cause of the reported explosion is unknown. Manchester Victoria station, which is close to the concert venue, has ...

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Reports: Ford is replacing CEO Mark Fields with another exec

Trump’s evolving relationship with Ford Ford CEO Mark Fields is on his way out, according to published reports. Fields, who has held the top job for less than three years, is set to be replaced by Jim Hackett, who runs the Ford unit that develops autonomous vehicles, according to The New York Times, The Associated Press and Forbes. The reports cited unidentified sources. Asked for comment, Ford(F) said it doesn’t comment on “speculation or rumors.” Fields, 56, has worked for Ford for nearly 28 years. He became CEO in 2014, ...

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Intel Puts the Kibosh on Reports It Will License AMD GPU Technology

One of the more intriguing (and if we’re being honest, slightly weird) rumors from last year was that AMD and Intel might cooperate on a GPU patent-sharing deal, or possibly a direct design agreement in which AMD would build GPUs for its largest competitor in the CPU space. The only reason we gave the idea any consideration at all was because AMD had reorganized its graphics unit into the Radeon Technology Group (RTG) specifically so that it could have more freedom to pursue ideas and potential revenue sources. A custom ...

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