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China Plans Naval Expansion Amid South China Sea Tensions – Huffington Post

Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2015

By Megha Rajagopalan BEIJING, May 26 (Reuters) – China outlined a strategy to boost its naval reach on Tuesday and announced plans for the construction of two lighthouses in disputed waters, developments likely to escalate tensions in a region already jittery about Beijing’s maritime ambitions. In a policy document issued by the State Council, the Communist-ruled country’s cabinet, China vowed to increase its “open seas protection,” switching from air defense…

First Draft | Bernie Sanders Challenges Hillary Clinton at His First Rally – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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Can the Microsoft Surface Really Replace Your Laptop? – Motley Fool

Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Since the launch of the original Surface RT in 2012, Microsoft  (NASDAQ: MSFT  ) has had a bold vision for the hybrid computer. The device was meant to be more than just a tablet with a keyboard added to it. Third-party keyboards had long been available for Apple  (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) iPads, and so have cases that integrate the typing devices into the tablet, making it a…

Microsoft Edge Gains SIMD Support, Dolby Audio, And More – AnandTech

Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Microsoft is pushing their new Edge browser (formerly Project Spartan) as the replacement for Internet Explorer 11. Back on May 5th, Microsoft opened up the Microsoft Edge Dev Blog and ever since then they have been bringing to light a lot of the changes that are coming with Edge. One of the first posts was detailing what has been changed with Edge as compared to Internet Explorer 11. …

The Moose is loose: Linux-based worm turns routers into social network bots – Ars Technica (blog)

Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A worm that targets cable and DSL modems, home routers, and other embedded computers is turning those devices into a proxy network for launching armies of fraudulent Instagram, Twitter, and Vine accounts as well as fake accounts on other social networks. The new worm can also hijack routers’ DNS service to route requests to a malicious server, steal unencrypted social media cookies such as those used by Instagram, and then use…

Microsoft announces Phone Companion app for Windows 10 and teases … – VentureBeat

Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Microsoft has revealed a new Phone Companion app for Windows 10 today, designed to help users connect their PC to whatever smartphone they use — Windows Phone, Android, or iOS. Additionally, Microsoft also confirmed that its Cortana digital assistant app will arrive for Android and iOS, having previously only been available for Windows devices. The Phone Companion app will be built directly into Windows 10 — Microsoft’s new operating system…

How Far the Internet Revolution Has Come: Who Has Yet to Get Online – ABC News

Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A new report from the International Telecommunication Union, a United Nations agency, has found that by the end of this year, 3.2 billion people — about 44 percent of the world’s population — will have used the Internet by the end of this year. The number is incredibly staggering considering in 2000 there were just 400 million estimated Internet users in the entire world, according to the report, which measures…

Microsoft Office and Skype will come preinstalled on new Sony and LG Android … – The Verge

Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Sony and LG will begin preinstalling some of Microsoft’s biggest apps on their Android tablets, making them available to new buyers straight out of the box. Those apps include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Skype, OneNote, and OneDrive. That gives Skype, Office, and Microsoft’s cloud services an important position, putting them right at the fingertips of new Android tablet owners who more than likely will be interested in finding apps to help…

Review: ‘The Digital Doctor’ by Robert Wachter Weighs Medicine’s … – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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Digital Audience Ratings: Bieber Boosts ‘Corden’ Over ‘Letterman’ Finale – Variety

Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Provided by ListenFirst Media, DAR – TV measures what entertainment content is resonating most across Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube and Wikipedia combined. For more on the methodology behind DAR – TV, scroll to the bottom of the article. Digital Audience Ratings (DAR) – TV Broadcast Monday May 18, 2015 – Sunday May 24, 2015 RANK LAST WEEK PROGRAM RATING(000) 1 1 The Voice 32,042 2 5 America’s Got Talent…

Except for Android, everything about this phone docking laptop makes sense – ZDNet

Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Samsung came up with a novel idea that allows a phone to dock with the shell of a notebook and run two different operating systems. The company filed a patent application in the third quarter of last year to protect the concept, noted Patently Mobile on Tuesday. I like the idea even though it’s not entirely original: Motorola delivered a similar product back in 2011 with the Atrix HD smartphone…

13-inch Retina MacBook Pro review: The force is with Apple’s workhorse laptop – Macworld

Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

From the outside, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display looks like the MacBook Pro we’ve come to know from the recent past. The major changes to the laptop are only apparent once you start using the machine: increased speed, and a new Force Trackpad that provides new input functionality. The changes are most certainly welcomed, but overall, they may not be enough for anyone who bought a 13-inch…

Jony Ive: Briton behind design of everything from iMac to Apple Watch becomes … – The Independent

Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Jony Ive, the British man behind the design of Apple’s best known products from the iMac to the iPod and the Apple Watch, has been promoted from his previous position of senior vice president of design at the world’s most valuable global brand, in a move that will see him shed his administrative duties and allow him to “think more freely,” he told Stephen Fry for The Telegraph. His new…

This schematic diagram shows Apple might be thinking of killing off the touchpad – Business Insider

Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Apple has just been granted a patent for a Macbook keyboard that does pretty much everything, and therefore doesn’t need a touchpad. In fact the touchpad — the flat square you use like a mouse with your fingers — is conspicuously missing from Apple’s schematic diagram of its new proposed keyboard. First spotted by Apple Insider, the “fusion keyboard” sports touch-sensitive keys that can also be depressed to two…

International Hotspot: Fighting ISIS in Iraq – ABC News

Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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Cleveland agrees to strict new rules on its police department – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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Federal court blocks Obama’s immigration plan – USA TODAY

Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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Storms kill nine in Texas, Oklahoma; Houston flooded – Reuters

Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

HOUSTON Torrential rains have killed at least nine people in Texas and Oklahoma, including two in Houston where floods turned streets into rivers and led to about 1,000 calls for help in the fourth-most populous U.S. city, officials said on Tuesday. The death toll is set to rise with numerous people missing in Texas after the storms slammed the states during the Memorial Day weekend, causing record floods that destroyed…

First Draft | Ann Kirkpatrick to Challenge John McCain for Arizona Senate – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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Star Trek Uniform Laptop Bag And Fanny Pack – Trek Today

Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Posted by T’Bonz – 26/05/15 at 09:05 am Tweet Two new Star Trek-themed products will be of interest to Trek fans on the go. The Star Trek Uniform Laptop Bag and Star Trek Phaser Fanny Pack are available now from The Coop Shop. The Star Trek Uniform Laptop Bag is a faux leather laptop bag inspired by the Star Trek uniform, with a custom…