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Fallout from the election campaign complicates British politics – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Saturday, May 09, 2015

As Britain’s progressive parties scramble to recover from an electoral trouncing, the victorious Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron finds himself facing a very different challenge. Cameron rode to reelection Thursday on fears surrounding the nation’s relationship with the European Union and Scottish separatism. Now he has the task of uniting the country — or at least keeping opponents sufficiently at bay so he can carry out agenda items such as…

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12 Laptop Review: Is It Good for Business? – Business News Daily

Posted: Saturday, May 09, 2015

The ThinkPad Yoga 12 earns 4.5 out of 5 stars.Credit: Jeremy Lips Hybrid notebooks are neat, but can they help you do your job? They can when they’re paired with an integrated Wacom stylus, like the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12. The compact notebook…

Court: Border Search of Businessman’s Laptop ‘Unreasonable’ – ABC News

Posted: Saturday, May 09, 2015

A federal court has ruled that the government’s search of a traveling businessman’s laptop at the California border was unreasonable and violated his privacy. In an opinion posted Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson suppressed evidence obtained from the computer of South Korean businessman Jae Shik Kim, undercutting the government’s case that he conspired to sell aircraft technology illegally to Iran. Jackson said that federal law enforcement improperly…

In 3 years, every SPS student – grades 3-12 – to have laptop or tablet – Springfield News-Leader

Posted: Saturday, May 09, 2015

Ashtyn Reagan, left, and Mia Nichols look at the lesson on Shelby Connell’s tablet in their first-grade classroom at Wilder Elementary. Students have access to tablets for their daily assignments as part of the Ignite pilot project.(Photo: Valerie Mosley/News-Leader) The Springfield school district has unveiled a plan to give every student, grades 3-12, access to a laptop or tablet. The three-year technology integration project, called Ignite, was outlined this week…

Save $500 on Dell Inspiron 14 Touch-Screen Laptop – PC Magazine

Posted: Saturday, May 09, 2015

Dell is selling the Inspiron 14 5000 touch-screen laptop for just $649.99. Normally this configuration retails for upwards of $1,150, but it’s currently being discounted by a whopping $500. Now’s your chance to save a bundle on this superb little workhorse. Get this deal. On the inside, it features a fourth-generation dual-core Intel Core i7 CPU, integrated Intel HD Graphics, 8GB of…

Why Microsoft Decided Windows 10 Is ‘The Last Version Of Windows’ – Forbes

Posted: Saturday, May 09, 2015

The Internet woke up to a shock this morning. Microsoft Microsoft has used its Ignite 2015 conference to declare  Windows 10 will be “the last version of Windows” . The reaction has been predictably alarmist, but what exactly does it mean and is this really the end for Windows as we know it? First some context. The statement came from Microsoft employee Jerry Nixon, a self proclaimed ‘developer evangelist’ who stated:…

Buyer’s Guide: Deals on iPad Air 2, MacBook Air, Apple Accessories, and More – Mac Rumors

Posted: Saturday, May 09, 2015

As we head into the second week of May, deals on Macs and Apple accessories continue to be good. It’s an excellent time to buy a newer MacBook Air or Retina MacBook Pro, or pick up an older 2014 model at a cheap price. There are some limited deals on iPads this week, and we’ve also rounded up plenty of Mother’s Day discounts on products and a list of apps…

Frustrated Jury in Etan Patz Trial, but No Rancor for the Holdout – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, May 09, 2015

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A Dark Election Day for UK’s Pollsters – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Saturday, May 09, 2015

LONDON—Britain’s vanquished Labour Party is hanging its head after a brutal defeat in Thursday’s election. So, too, are the country’s pollsters. Heading into the vote, practically every major survey firm predicted a knife’s-edge contest. Yet it has been a blowout: The Conservative Party won 331 seats to Labour’s 232, yielding a slender…

First Draft | Obama, Visiting South Dakota, Checks Off 50th State – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, May 09, 2015

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Small Plane Crashes Into Busy Atlanta Interstate, Killing 4 – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, May 09, 2015

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North Korea says test-fires submarine-launch ballistic missile: KCNA – Reuters

Posted: Saturday, May 09, 2015

SEOUL North Korea said on Saturday it has successfully conducted an underwater test-fire of a submarine-launched ballistic missile, which, if true, would indicate progress in the secretive state’s pursuit of building missile-equipped submarines. The North’s leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the test-launch from a location off-shore as the submarine dove under water and “a ballistic missile surfaced from the sea and soared into the air, leaving a fiery trail of…

Court: Border Search of Businessman’s Laptop ‘Unreasonable’ – ABC News

Posted: Saturday, May 09, 2015

A federal court has ruled that the government’s search of a traveling businessman’s laptop at the California border was unreasonable and violated his privacy. In an opinion posted Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson suppressed evidence obtained from the computer of South Korean businessman Jae Shik Kim, undercutting the government’s case that he conspired to sell aircraft technology illegally to Iran. Jackson said that federal law enforcement improperly…

Why Microsoft Decided Windows 10 Is ‘The Last Version Of Windows’ – Forbes

Posted: Saturday, May 09, 2015

The Internet woke up to a shock this morning. Microsoft Microsoft has used its Ignite 2015 conference to declare  Windows 10 will be “the last version of Windows” . The reaction has been predictably alarmist, but what exactly does it mean and is this really the end for Windows as we know it? First some context. The statement came from Microsoft employee Jerry Nixon, a self proclaimed ‘developer evangelist’ who stated:…

Uber Joins the Bidding for Here, Nokia’s Digital Mapping Service – New York Times

Posted: Friday, May 08, 2015

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Buyer’s Guide: Deals on iPad Air 2, MacBook Air, Apple Accessories, and More – Mac Rumors

Posted: Friday, May 08, 2015

As we head into the second week of May, deals on Macs and Apple accessories continue to be good. It’s an excellent time to buy a newer MacBook Air or Retina MacBook Pro, or pick up an older 2014 model at a cheap price. There are some limited deals on iPads this week, and we’ve also rounded up plenty of Mother’s Day discounts on products and a list of apps…

Court: Border Search of Businessman’s Laptop ‘Unreasonable’ – ABC News

Posted: Friday, May 08, 2015

A federal court has ruled that the government’s search of a traveling businessman’s laptop at the California border was unreasonable and violated his privacy. In an opinion posted Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson suppressed evidence obtained from the computer of South Korean businessman Jae Shik Kim, undercutting the government’s case that he conspired to sell aircraft technology illegally to Iran. Jackson said that federal law enforcement improperly…

Jurors in Etan Patz Mistrial Say They Split 11-1 in Favor of Conviction – New York Times

Posted: Friday, May 08, 2015

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And then there was one: Miliband, Clegg and Farage quit as party leaders – The Guardian

Posted: Friday, May 08, 2015

Britain’s political landscape was left ­transformed as a triumphant David Cameron hailed the sweetest ­victory of his career after defying his critics by securing the first Conservative working majority since 1992 and forcing three of his vanquished rival party leaders to resign in the space of two hours. With the Conservatives winning an overall majority – confounding all the opinion poll predictions – Labour’s Ed Miliband, the Liberal Democrats’ Nick…

Obama touches down in his 50th state: South Dakota – USA TODAY

Posted: Friday, May 08, 2015

President Obama waves during his arrival at Watertown Regional Airport Friday in Watertown, S.D. Obama traveled to South Dakota to deliver the commencement address at Lake Area Technical Institute, where he will promote his proposal to offer two years of free community college to qualified students.(Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP) Tags George H.W. Bush CBS Corp Eric Schultz George W. Bush Bill Clinton U.S. Air Force United Nations Richard Nixon…