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Microsoft Announces Windows 10, And the Rest of the Week’s Top Stories – GameSpot

Posted: Sunday, October 05, 2014

(Some Of) The Big Stuff: On Monday, Microsoft announced a brand-new OS, Windows 10. Who needs 9, anyway? Microsoft is shooting to launch Windows 10 in late 2015. Among the list of changes is a move away from Windows 8′s “Metro” tile design. Bungie continues to patch Destiny, on Wednesday launching patch 1.0.2 for all platforms. This update tweaks Strikes and elements of the Crucible, but the major change has…

Microsoft’s ‘RoomAlive’ transforms any room into a giant Xbox game – The Verge

Posted: Sunday, October 05, 2014

When Microsoft first demonstrated its IllumiRoom research project at CES last year it generated a huge amount of attention ahead of a next-generation Xbox unveiling. A video showed off a projection system that was linked to the Xbox to extend games from a TV to nearby walls, and appeared to be more than just a concept demo. It turned out that IllumiRoom was “just research” after all, but Microsoft is back this year…

Microsoft makes more money from Samsung than from Skype, Windows Phone … – Quartz

Posted: Sunday, October 05, 2014

Android—the most widely-used mobile operating system in the world made by Google—actually owes a lot to patents owned by its erstwhile rival, Microsoft. There has been a lot of speculation about just how much Microsoft makes from royalty fees from Android handset users like Samsung and HTC. A glimpse was revealed when Microsoft said in a legal filing that Samsung, the biggest Android phonemaker in the world, paid the software maker more than $1…

One US airman dead, two missing after Japan typhoon – Fox News

Posted: Sunday, October 05, 2014

One U.S. Air Force member is dead and two are missing after being swept away in a typhoon that hit Okinawa, Japan, Sunday, Fox News confirmed.  “One Airman is confirmed deceased and two more are missing after they were washed out to sea from the northwest coast of Okinawa at about 3:45 p.m. Oct. 5,” the Kadena Air Base said in a statement Sunday.  ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT One of the airman…

Independent Greg Orman Holding A Lead In Kansas, Polling Shows – Huffington Post

Posted: Sunday, October 05, 2014

Kansas independent Greg Orman continues to hold an edge in his quest to unseat Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas), according to most recent surveys on the race. An NBC/Marist poll released Sunday finds Orman leading Roberts by 10 points, 48 percent to 38 percent, among likely voters. Five percent chose libertarian Randall Batson, and the remaining voters were undecided or opting for yet another candidate. Orman’s lead speaks to the depth…

‘Counting the Minutes’: NBC News Freelancer With Ebola Headed to US – NBCNews.com

Posted: Sunday, October 05, 2014

The freelance NBC News cameraman who was diagnosed in Liberia with the Ebola virus will leave that country Sunday and head to the United States for treatment at an Omaha hospital, the Nebraska Medical Center said. Ashoka Mukpo is due to depart Liberia on a specially-equipped airplane at 4:15 p.m. ET (8:15 p.m. local time), NMC…

Brazil Voting for President, with a Runoff Likely – Voice of America

Posted: Sunday, October 05, 2014

Brazilians are going to the polls to vote in the presidential race that is expected to result in a runoff campaign and election later this month. Analysts say President Dilma Rousseff, who is seeking a second term, is seen as the likely top vote-getter in Sunday’s balloting. But even the Brazilian leader said does not expect she will win the absolute majority needed to avoid a runoff…

Microsoft Announces Windows 10, And the Rest of the Week’s Top Stories – GameSpot

Posted: Sunday, October 05, 2014

(Some Of) The Big Stuff: On Monday, Microsoft announced a brand-new OS, Windows 10. Who needs 9, anyway? Microsoft is shooting to launch Windows 10 in late 2015. Among the list of changes is a move away from Windows 8′s “Metro” tile design. Bungie continues to patch Destiny, on Wednesday launching patch 1.0.2 for all platforms. This update tweaks Strikes and elements of the Crucible, but the major change has…

Did computer raise Ebola spread risk – Politico

Posted: Sunday, October 05, 2014

The Dallas hospital treating the country’s first case of Ebola has provided contradictory versions of the role played by the hospital’s electronic health record in the staff’s failure to admit Thomas Eric Duncan when he first came to its emergency room. Thursday night, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital said that because of a “flawed” setup of its health records, Duncan’s travel history “would not automatically appear in the physician’s…

Leading telcos hike mobile internet rates by up to 100% – Economic Times

Posted: Sunday, October 05, 2014

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Reflects On Steve Jobs’ Death In An Email To Employees – Business Insider

Posted: Sunday, October 05, 2014

APApple’s late CEO, Steve Jobs. Apple cofounder Steve Jobs died on Oct. 5, 2011, due to complications from pancreatic cancer. He was 56. The three-year anniversary of his death is this Sunday, so Tim Cook sent an email to Apple employees reflecting on Jobs’ global impact. We first got wind of the email from 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman. Here’s what Cook had to say: Team, Sunday…

‘Back-up husbands,’ ‘emotional affairs’ and the rise of digital infidelity – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, October 05, 2014

Banksy’s “Mobile Lovers,” on display in Bristol, England. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images) As if the negotiation of Facebook officiality and the drawn-out dance of flirty texting weren’t obstacles enough, the Internet has visited a new affliction on modern love: It’s called “digital infidelity,” and it’s probably living on your phone. A new study by researchers at the University of Indiana found that Facebook users in relationships frequently use the site to keep…

American Aid Worker, Former Soldier Peter Kassig Threatened in ISIS Video – ABC News

Posted: Sunday, October 05, 2014

American aid worker Peter Kassig is the newest identified hostage of the terror group ISIS, seen threatened in the same video in which a purported ISIS militant murders British captive Alan Henning. Kassig, 26, is seen at the end of the video that emerged online today, after Henning’s apparent death, as the black clad militant says it is right that ISIS attacks Americans as long as American bomb ISIS targets…

UPDATE: Congressman Ralph Hall injured in Fannin Co. accident – KXII-TV

Posted: Sunday, October 05, 2014

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Mass Grave Found in Restive Mexican State – Voice of America

Posted: Sunday, October 05, 2014

Police in southern Mexico have found a mass grave, raising concerns that the site may contain the remains of more than 40 students missing since a rash of violence last week. Authorities said the location was discovered Saturday on the edge of Iguala, in the restive state of Guerrero, 200 kilometers south of Mexico City. “Today about midday clandestine graves were found that contain human…

Former US Ebola patient back in hospital; Dallas patient critical – CNN

Posted: Sunday, October 05, 2014

(CNN) — An American patient treated for Ebola in Nebraska then released is now in isolation in a hospital in Massachusetts. And an Ebola patient in Dallas has slipped into critical condition. Dr. Richard Sacra, who had been previously treated for Ebola, went to an emergency room early Saturday in Boston with a cough and fever, said missionary organization Serving in Mission. He was afraid he might have pneumonia.  Former…

Biden apologizes to Turkish President Erdogan for saying Turkey allowed … – Fox News

Posted: Sunday, October 05, 2014

Oct. 2, 2014: Vice President Biden speaks at Harvard University’ss Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Mass. (AP) Vice President Biden on Saturday apologized to Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for saying the Turkish leader admitted his country made mistakes by allowing foreign fighters to cross into Syria. Biden spoke directly to Erdogan to “clarify” comments made on Thursday at Harvard University and apologized for “any implication” that Turkey or other…

Microsoft Announces Windows 10, And the Rest of the Week’s Top Stories – GameSpot

Posted: Sunday, October 05, 2014

(Some Of) The Big Stuff: On Monday, Microsoft announced a brand-new OS, Windows 10. Who needs 9, anyway? Microsoft is shooting to launch Windows 10 in late 2015. Among the list of changes is a move away from Windows 8′s “Metro” tile design. Bungie continues to patch Destiny, on Wednesday launching patch 1.0.2 for all platforms. This update tweaks Strikes and elements of the Crucible, but the major change has…

Deals: 25% off Otterbox iPhone 6 cases, $799 & $899 MacBook Airs, $100-$400 … – Apple Insider

Posted: Sunday, October 05, 2014

Saturday, October 04, 2014, 10:57 am PT (01:57 pm ET) By Katie Marsal Discount coupons for an extra 3% off all MacBooks are joined for a few days by $25% off coupons on Otterbox iPhone 6 cases. Meanwhile, the $799 (11-inch) and $899 (13-inch) MacBook Airs have returned in a price match sale that students can use to their advantage to snag the same models for $699 & $799 at…