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Email ties Blatter to $10m payment – report – ESPN FC

Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2015

White House press secretary Josh Earnest says it’s time for FIFA to clean up their image and reform the organisation. CAPE TOWN, South Africa — A 2007 email shows FIFA President Sepp Blatter and then-South African President Thabo Mbeki held “discussions” over $10 million that ultimately went to allegedly corrupt football executives as payback for supporting the country’s World Cup bid, a newspaper claimed Sunday. South Africa’s Sunday Times reported…

Dell’s affordable Ubuntu-powered Inspiron laptops take aim at Chromebooks – PCWorld

Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2015

Dell has been expanding their line of Linux laptops in recent months, offering Ubuntu editions of a MacBook Pro competitor and the XPS 13 thin – and – light ultrabook. But those two particular notebooks are pricey. If you’re looking for something cheaper, you’re in luck—Dell recently rolled out several inexpensive Ubuntu laptops that compete with Chromebooks and cheap Windows laptops. Inspiron 14 3000 Series The Inspiron 14 3000 Series…

Digital Monuments Men wage online war against Islamic State looting – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2015

Now all in the civilian world and driven by their horror at the archaeological destruction and looting which has followed the spread of Islamic State fighters, they have decided to use those same skills to track down priceless treasures and the unscrupulous racketeers who threaten them. “The idea came from the shocking images from the Middle East and the way cultural history is just being destroyed by Islamic State,” said…

Review: SanDisk Dual USB Drive connects with the 12-inch MacBook’s USB-C … – 9 to 5 Mac (blog)

Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2015

Cloud syncing services like Dropbox and iCloud Drive connect most of our devices nowadays, and AirDrop offers fast data transfer between Macs for smaller files… when it works. Physically moving files from one machine to another using a drive in the middle, or sneakernet, remains the most reliable way to quickly move files between Macs for many. Without a proper adapter, Apple’s 12-inch MacBook doesn’t fit into this workflow though. That’s where SanDisk’s Dual USB Drive…

WWDC Deals: Amazon knocks $125 off Apple’s new high-end 15" MacBook Pro … – Apple Insider

Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2015

By Katie Marsal Sunday, June 07, 2015, 08:06 am PT (11:06 am ET) Ahead of Apple’s annual developers conference on Monday, two of the company’s authorized resellers are offering the lowest prices we’ve seen on the new M370X-equipped 15-inch MacBook Pro ($2,374.99) and last year’s 13″ MacBook Air with 256GB of storage ($899). Apple’s 15″ (2.5GHz, 16GB, 512GB, M370X) for $2375 While it’s unclear how long the deal will last,…

Microsoft goes vague on Windows 10 support – Computerworld

Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2015

Microsoft is hanging a lot of Windows 10 on a single phrase: “supported lifetime of the device.” That line, which Microsoft has been using since January, should, when the company eventually decides to tell customers what it means, unlock answers — answers to questions about Windows 10 that have arisen because this year’s new OS is so different from its forerunners. Questions like: How long will users receive free feature…

FIFA email connects Sepp Blatter to $10M, newspaper claims – USA TODAY

Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2015

(Photo: The Associated Press) CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — A 2007 email shows FIFA President Sepp Blatter and then-South African President Thabo Mbeki held “discussions” over $10 million that ultimately went to allegedly corrupt soccer executives as payback for supporting the country’s World Cup bid, a newspaper claimed Sunday. South Africa’s Sunday Times reported that the email from FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke to the South African government asks…

Ahead of the Windows 10 Release, Microsoft Cleans Up Its App Store – Motley Fool

Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2015

The new Windows Store will work across every Windows device. Photo: Microsoft. Installing applications on a PC is still a huge problem. Software downloads live all over the Web. Users must know about them and where to find them before they can download them. Then they have to install them, which can often be a frustrating experience for computing novices. Microsoft (NASDAQ:…

The Latest: Victim’s Brother Can’t Believe Murderer Escaped – ABC News

Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2015

10:15 a.m. EDT The brother of a man killed by one of two murderers who escaped from a maximum-security prison says the prison break has turned his world “upside-down all over again.” Steven Tarsia tells The Associated Press he couldn’t believe it when he found out David Sweat and fellow inmate Richard Matt broke out of an upstate New York prison. Sweat was convicted of first-degree murder for killing Sheriff’s…

In mourning Beau, Obama and Biden share bond deeper than politics – CNN

Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2015

Wilmington, Delaware (CNN)The kiss, at the end, said it all. While delivering a moving lament for Beau Biden on Saturday, President Barack Obama offered a remarkable statement of love and gratitude for another man: the father of Delaware’s favorite son and his own vice president, Joe Biden, whose life is again stricken by personal tragedy. Obama is known for emotional restraint and rarely wears his heart on his sleeve, but…

G7 leaders urge tough line on Russia at start of summit – Reuters

Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2015

KRUEN, Germany Leaders from the Group of Seven (G7) industrial nations backed a tough line toward Moscow at the start of a summit in the Bavarian Alps, with U.S. President Barack Obama urging the gathering to stand up to Russian aggression in Ukraine. Host Angela Merkel greeted Obama in the idyllic Alpine village of Kruen under blue skies, surrounded by locals in traditional dress, drinking beer and eating white sausage…

Prince William, Kate release first official Princess Charlotte photos – Fox News

Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2015

This image made available by Kensington Palace June 6, 2015, taken by Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, at Anmer Hall, eastern England in mid-May 2015 shows Britain’s Princess Charlotte, right, being held by her brother, 2-year-old, Prince George. (Duchess of Cambridge via AP) Duchess of Cambridge via AP This image made available by Kensington Palace June 6, 2015, taken by Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, at Anmer Hall, eastern England in mid-May 2015…

Deutsche Bank CEOs step down – USA TODAY

Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2015

(FILE) Photo dated 27 April 2015 shows Deutsche Bank co-CEOs Anshu Jain (R) and Juergen Fitschen address a press conference in the headquarters of the bank in Frankfurt, Germany. According to media reports on 07 June 2015 the co-chief executives are planning to resign, following a series of financial missteps and regulatory penalties at the bank, and the increasing displeasure with the bank’s performance and impatience with the turnaround plans…

Laptop with Ministry of Defence employees personal details stolen from … – Mirror.co.uk

Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2015

A laptop containing the personal details of Ministry of Defence employees has been stolen from a motorway service station. The laptop was taken from the car of an MoD contractor, who was parked in Strensham Services on the M5 near Worcester. The contractor, Kuehne and Nagel, has been awarded a huge contract to revamp the MoD’s supply chain for food and fuel. They’re part of a £90m contract to build…

Dell’s affordable Ubuntu-powered Inspiron laptops take aim at Chromebooks – PCWorld

Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2015

Dell has been expanding their line of Linux laptops in recent months, offering Ubuntu editions of a MacBook Pro competitor and the XPS 13 thin – and – light ultrabook. But those two particular notebooks are pricey. If you’re looking for something cheaper, you’re in luck—Dell recently rolled out several inexpensive Ubuntu laptops that compete with Chromebooks and cheap Windows laptops. Inspiron 14 3000 Series The Inspiron 14 3000 Series…

Northeast Ohio startup looks to speed up Internet – Columbus Dispatch

Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2015

Acceleration Systems says it can dramatically increase Internet speeds for small businesses for, say, $100 a month, using their existing connection. The small startup in Northfield, between Cleveland and Akron, is betting that its software product, now in late-stage development, has what it takes to make it big. Really big. And it has big financial backers who think the same thing. Among them is Warren V. “Pete” Musser, the Philadelphia-based…

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 release date rumors: New laplet to follow Windows 10 … – ChristianToday

Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2015

If Windows 10 comes out on July 29 as scheduled, rumors have it that the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 could not be far behind. In fact, the laplet could debut alongside it though there are many who believe otherwise. There is great anticipation for the highly touted Microsoft Surface Pro 4, particularly due to the positive reception that its predecessor, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, has garnered. …

Microsoft Knows Exactly Where Intel’s Future Is – Wired

Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2015

This week, Microsoft researcher Doug Burger received more than his usual share of email. On Monday, Intel told the world it was spending $16.7 billion in cash to acquire a company called Altera. And perhaps more than anyone, Burger understands why this deal makes sense for the world’s largest chip maker. At Microsoft, he cooked up a new way of powering the company’s Bing search engine using the low-power programmable…

FIFA email connects Sepp Blatter to $10M, newspaper claims – Miami Herald

Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2015

A 2007 email shows FIFA President Sepp Blatter and then-South African President Thabo Mbeki held “discussions” over $10 million that ultimately went to allegedly corrupt soccer executives as payback for supporting the country’s World Cup bid, a newspaper claimed Sunday. South Africa’s Sunday Times reported that the email from FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke to the South African government asks when the $10 million will be transferred. The newspaper said…

Prison break: 2 killers escape maximum security prison using power tools – CNN

Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2015

(CNN)Hundreds of authorities are scrambling to find two convicted killers who cut their way out of maximum security prison with power tools. Officials discovered Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34, were missing Saturday morning during a “standing count” of inmates at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, state police said. The two men cut through a steel wall and followed a series of tunnels until they emerged…