Trump Will (Mostly) Stick to Teleprompter, Former Aide Roger Stone Says

U.S. News

Stone's 80-20 percentage on what we can expect from Trump reminded me of – irony here – a conversation I had with a couple of Bill Clinton's presidential speechwriters. Clinton was well known for extemporizing (the phrase "textual deviant" was used tongue-in-cheek to describe him) and at times tossing prepared remarks altogether in favor of whatever was on his mind; as I recounted in my book, "White House Ghosts: Presidents and Their Speechwriters," we got to discussing the sweet-spot of a Clinton speech – how much improvisation was the right amount? "It's clearly 50-50," Jordan Tamagni said. "Because if he only just reads [the prepared text] that means he's bored and he's droning and if he doesn't read anything of yours that means he's rambling and he hated what you wrote … but if he does 50-50 then you know that he's engaged and you feel that you've done a good job." Her colleague Jonathan Prince counted that the actual figure wasn't 50-50 but 150 – the full speech plus half-again Clinton additions.


Save big on Acer laptops, monitors, Chromebooks, and more in Amazon's huge one-day sale

PCWorld

Amazon's got yet another ultra-enticing one-day sale for PC enthusiasts today, with this latest blowout focused on Acer hardware. Until midnight Pacific time on Thursday, you can pick-up some great deals on Acer laptops, Chromebooks, displays, backpacks, keyboards and accessories.Remove non-product link. We've sifted through them all to find three especially juicy picks. First up is a 24-inch 1080p gaming monitor for $160, down from $200. This display features a 144Hz refresh rate and a 1 millisecond response time--great specs for fast-paced games.


Smartwatch showdown: best timepieces for your wrist

Boston Herald

Since I first started reviewing smartwatches three years ago, I've been pretty underwhelmed. Most are expensive, typically $200 or more. They've kept you tethered to your smartphone rather than freeing you from it. And ultimately, unless you're trying to be sneaky in a meeting, do you really need notifications to show up on your wrist? But smartwatches are still a thing.


Smartwatch showdown: best timepieces for your wrist

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

Since I first started reviewing smartwatches three years ago, I've been pretty underwhelmed. Most are expensive, typically $200 or more. They've kept you tethered to your smartphone rather than freeing you from it. And ultimately, unless you're trying to be sneaky in a meeting, do you really need notifications to show up on your wrist? Trying to figure out the best gadget to decorate your wrist?