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Deals: Apple’s new 13" MacBook Pro for $1099, GoPro HERO4 Silver for $329 … – Apple Insider

Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2015

By Katie Marsal Monday, June 01, 2015, 10:17 pm PT (01:17 am ET) A number of limited time Apple deals have cropped up this week, including ForceTouch 13″ MacBook Pros for $1,099 ($200 off), GoPro HERO4 Silver for $329 ($70 off), mid-2014 15″ MacBook Pros for $1,749.00 ($250 off), and unlocked 64GB iPad mini 2 WiFi+4G for $330 ($399 off). Apple’s early-2015 13″ MacBook Pro for $1099.99 While supplies last,…

North Korea has created a computer that looks just like an Apple iMac – Business Insider

Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Does this computer look familiar? KCTVBlue Sky’s iMac look-alike. The device is built by a North Korean company called Blue Sky, but it looks really similar to an Apple iMac.  For reference, here’s the iMac: Apple The knock-off was spotted in a Korean Central Television (KCTV) report from the 18th Pyongyang Spring International trade fair, obtained by NK News. Some of North Korea’s tech companies laid out…

On China’s Yangtze River, a Race Against Time to Find Survivors – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2015

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Blatter rocks world soccer by quitting FIFA amid scandal – Reuters

Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2015

ZURICH Sepp Blatter rocked the world of soccer on Tuesday by unexpectedly quitting as FIFA president in the face of a corruption investigation that has plunged the game’s governing body into the worst crisis in its history. Blatter, 79, announced the decision at a hastily arranged news conference in Zurich, six days after the FBI raided a hotel in Zurich and arrested several FIFA officials and just four days after…

Does the FBI have a secret surveillance air force? – CNN

Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Washington (CNN)The FBI uses a fleet of planes registered under fictitious companies in order to conduct warrantless surveillance during federal, state and local investigations. The surveillance is conducted without a court order, but with oversight from within the Department of Justice, according to a senior law enforcement official. Aerial surveillance by the FBI is nothing new, but a review by the Associated Press published this week reported that the scale…

Bill to curtail US domestic spying advances but political fight looms – Reuters

Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2015

(Incorporates earlier USA-SECURITY/SURVEILLANCE-VOTE) By Patricia Zengerle and Warren Strobel WASHINGTON, June 2 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate voted to move ahead on Tuesday with a bill that would end the ability of spy agencies to collect Americans’ telephone records in bulk and install a more targeted system, but a political fight loomed over potential changes to the bill. The procedural vote of 83-14 limited debate on legislation known as the…

Hillary’s scandals sink in with voters – Fox News

Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2015

**Want FOX News First in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** Buzz Cut: • Hillary’s scandals sink in with voters • Senate advances NSA bill • Baier Tracks: France faults Iran nuke deal… • Mickey Mouse or Lion King? GOP Sixteeners gather at Disney World • What could go wrong? HILLARY’S SCANDALS SINK IN WITH VOTERSIt was three months ago today that news broke about Hillary Clinton’s use of…

Intel Launches Five 47W Laptop Broadwell SKUs – AnandTech

Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2015

As part of Intel’s batch of announcements today, including Broadwell on the desktop and Thunderbolt 3, the 47W laptop/mini-PC processors that were also launched offers an interesting talking point. These are essentially the drop in models for current high end Haswell laptops, offering manufacturers an upgrade path before Intel’s 6th Generation, Skylake. The five SKUs are: The clear odd one out here is the i7-5700HQ,…

Get a Gogroove clip-on sound bar for laptops for $18.99 – CNET

Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Accessory Genie Generally speaking, laptop speakers are just as bad as TV speakers — if not worse. They’re smaller, of course, and usually direct the audio down instead of forward. Obviously you can plug in a pair of headphones, but what if you want to gather a friend or two round the laptop to watch a movie or music video? What then?! Today’s deal is what then: For a limited…

Dell warms to AMD processors in new laptops, desktops – PCWorld

Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Dell’s PCs largely use Intel chips, but the company is once again warming to AMD processors for its new Inspiron laptops and desktops. The Inspiron 5000 laptops with 14-inch, 15-inch and 17-inch screens contain AMD’s new A-series chips, code-named Carrizo. The laptops are now shipping worldwide even though the chips aren’t due to be announced until Wednesday. The desktop-replacement laptops start at $449.99 for the 15-inch model, $599.99 for the…

The Unlikely Story of Microsoft’s Surprise Minecraft Buyout – Wired

Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Microsoft’s $2.5 billion purchase of Mojang and Minecraft last September, one of the biggest acquisitions in gaming history, stunned the game’s millions of fans. It also was a big, though not entirely pleasant, surprise for Mojang’s employees. Daniel Goldberg and Linus Larsson, authors of the definitive history of the game, have updated the book to include the final days of Mojang’s independence. Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus Notch Persson and the…

Microsoft WiFi could be another reason to get Office 365 – Engadget

Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Although Microsoft already offers millions of WiFi access points around the world through Skype, it appears the company has bigger plans for its wireless internet service. If a new (barebones) website is to be believed, the Skype branding could be dropped in favor of a new platform called Microsoft WiFi. According to the site, the service will increase the number of hotspots from around 2 million to 10 million and…

Facebook flings PGP-encrypted email at world+dog. Don’t lose your private key – The Register

Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Hands-on Facebook can now powerfully encrypt notification emails sent to its users with PGP – keeping potentially sensitive messages out of the hands of hackers and other snoopers. The social network has also added a spot for people to share their public PGP keys via the HTTPS-protected website. “We are gradually rolling out an experimental new feature that enables people to add OpenPGP public keys to their profile; these keys…

Microsoft’s acquisition of Wunderlist is official – The Verge

Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Microsoft’s purchase of Wunderlist creator 6Wunderkinder is official. Today the company published a blog post confirming the deal, which The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday. “The addition of Wunderlist to the Microsoft product portfolio fits squarely with our ambition to reinvent productivity for a mobile-first, cloud-first world,” Microsoft’s Eran Megiddo wrote. “It further demonstrates Microsoft’s commitment to delivering market leading mobile apps across the platforms and devices our customers use —…

Comcast Internet outage hits West Coast – USA TODAY

Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2015

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Dual core? That’s so 2005! Your next laptop should have a quad – Digital Trends

Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Only two of the top 20 systems on Amazon’s best-selling notebook list have a quad-core processor, and less than a quarter of all notebooks listed on Newegg have more than two cores. This has been true for as long as multi-core chips have been available, and it’s not likely to change any time soon. But the most popular choice isn’t always correct. Over the past few years I’ve noticed that notebooks…

Force Touch tweak: Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display – The Register

Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Review When is an update not an update? The MacBook Pro has been something of the poor relation in the Apple family in the last few years. The recent Intel Broadwell chip family update given to the 13-inch MacBook Pro offered a small boost to battery life, but did little for performance. Intel inside, but not the latest for Apple’s MacBook Pro 15-in WRD And now this belated update for…

Deals: Apple’s new 13" MacBook Pro for $1099, GoPro HERO4 Silver for $329 … – Apple Insider

Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2015

By Katie Marsal Monday, June 01, 2015, 10:17 pm PT (01:17 am ET) A number of limited time Apple deals have cropped up this week, including ForceTouch 13″ MacBook Pros for $1,099 ($200 off), GoPro HERO4 Silver for $329 ($70 off), mid-2014 15″ MacBook Pros for $1,749.00 ($250 off), and unlocked 64GB iPad mini 2 WiFi+4G for $330 ($399 off). Apple’s early-2015 13″ MacBook Pro for $1099.99 While supplies last,…

What to buy: Asus Zenbook UX305 vs Apple MacBook Air – The Indian Express

Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2015

For a long time now, the MacBook Air had seemed like an ideal companion for professionals on the move. Windows just did not have anything to match up. But the Asus Zenbook UX305 finally offers competition, as you can read in our full review. Both devices are similarly priced. The 11-inch Mac Air starts retailing at Rs 57,000 and the 13-inch costs about Rs 62,000. Compare that to the…

USB-C likely to be used across the future MacBook range as Intel integrates … – 9 to 5 Mac (blog)

Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2015

The USB-C port first introduced by Apple in the new 12-inch MacBook looks likely to be used across the MacBook range as Intel has adopted the standard for Thunderbolt 3. Thunderbolt was developed to simultaneously support the fastest data and most video bandwidth available on a single cable, while also supplying power. Then recently the USB group introduced the USB-C connector, which is small, reversible, fast, supplies power, and allows…