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Release of White House email stirs up a new controversy over Benghazi – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014

A newly released email has again put President Obama and his senior aides on the defensive for their response to the 2012 attack that killed four Americans at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. Ben Rhodes, Obama’s deputy national security advisor, wrote the email to help prepare Susan Rice, then U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, for a round of interviews on Sunday TV talk shows to discuss…

Microsoft patches IE zero-day flaw, issues special security update for Windows … – The Next Web

Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014

Microsoft today announced it is releasing an emergency patch for Internet Explorer to fix a zero-day flaw spotted in the wild. The security hole was found in IE6 through IE11, and the company says its update “is fully tested and ready for release for all affected versions of the browser.” While this normally means all supported versions, this time is different. Microsoft is issuing a security update for Windows XP…

AMD signs up 40 development studios for private Mantle SDK – PCWorld (blog)

Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014

AMD said Thursday that the company has signed up 40 developer studios wishing to use its Mantle technology, and is issuing another round of invitations for others to access a new portal. AMD wouldn’t say who those developers were, or whether the company had extracted firm commitments from those who had signed up to develop for AMD’s technology. But the company is trying to generate buzz surrounding the sheer numbers of…

Email Suggests White House Strategy on Benghazi – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014

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Microsoft issues Internet Explorer security fix – USA TODAY

Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014

Windows Internet Explorer is being targeted by hackers.(Photo: Microsoft) SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft issued a fix on Thursday for a security flaw in Internet Explorer that led the Department of Homeland Security to suggest users change browsers until the problem was solved. The fix updates the computers of all users of the Windows operating system who have automatic updates turned on, the company said on its security response page. For…

New MacBook Air vs. iPad Air: Closer than you think – ZDNet (blog)

Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014

Note: The author owns and uses both the iPad Air and MacBook Air. The latter is not the new model just announced, but last year’s model. iPad Air in keyboard case, MacBook Air (Image: James Kendrick/ZDNet) This week Apple unveiled the newest iteration of the MacBook Air. The ultrathin laptop didn’t get big changes, but the incremental updates have it coming closer to compete with…

Apple’s New MacBook Air Is Its Cheapest One Ever – Huffington Post

Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014

Apple just quietly introduced its cheapest MacBook ever to the public. The company put two new MacBook Airs on its website on Tuesday: an 11-inch laptop and 13-inch laptop, each available with either 128 GB or 256 GB of storage. At $899, the 11-inch MacBook Air with 128 GB is the least expensive MacBook Apple has ever offered to the mass market, according to AppleInsider. Only one other time has…

Updated MacBook Air triggers price slashing to $799 on 2013 models – CNET

Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014

The MacBook Air now a $100 cheaper, starting at $899. But prior models are now selling for $799. Apple When Apple cut the entry-level MacBook Air to $899 on Tuesday, it drove prior models to even lower prices. At Best Buy, an 11.6-inch MacBook Air (2013) with 4GB of RAM and a 128GB solid-state drive is now $799 (as of Wednesday evening PT). A representative at a Best Buy store…

‘Smoking gun’ Benghazi email prompts renewed push for select committee – Fox News

Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014

  A Republican lawmaker is renewing his push for a select committee to investigate the Benghazi terror attack following the release of emails tying a White House aide to former U.N. ambassador Susan Rice’s controversial Sunday show statements about the attack. Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, calling for a select committee to be established to conduct an investigation, interview Obama administration officials…

Why you’ll hate the Internet ‘fast lane’ – CNN

Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014

Editor’s note: Corynne McSherry is the intellectual property director at Electronic Frontier Foundation. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. (CNN) — Recently, Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, came under fire for reportedly proposing exceedingly weak “open Internet rules.” If the reports are correct, the FCC will allow broadband providers like Comcast to make special deals that give some companies preferential treatment,…

How to Protect Yourself From Internet Explorer Security Flaw – ABC News

Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014

Getting around Internet Explorer, a popular workplace browser, may be unavoidable even as Microsoft works to patch a bug that could allow hackers to take complete control of user’s computers. “It’s definitely something users need to be concerned about,” Bill Carey, vice president of marketing at Siber Systems, a Fairfax, Va., based software company, told ABCNews.com. All it takes is clicking on one malicious link in Internet Explorer to allow…

FAA Computer Problem Delays Flights in the West – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014

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Apple’s New MacBook Air Is Its Cheapest One Ever – Huffington Post

Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014

Apple just quietly introduced its cheapest MacBook ever to the public. The company put two new MacBook Airs on its website on Tuesday: an 11-inch laptop and 13-inch laptop, each available with either 128 GB or 256 GB of storage. At $899, the 11-inch MacBook Air with 128 GB is the least expensive MacBook Apple has ever offered to the mass market, according to AppleInsider. Only one other time has…

Chip-based credit cards coming to Target – CNNMoney

Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014

Target learned from its massive hack and will start issuing more advanced chip-and-PIN credit cards early next year. The company announced it will swap out its current Target REDcards, which only work at the chain, to newer models that are enabled with computer chips and require customers to type in a PIN. It might sound annoying for consumers, but it’s a major step forward to preventing the kind of mass…

Why you’ll hate the Internet ‘fast lane’ – CNN

Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014

Editor’s note: Corynne McSherry is the intellectual property director at Electronic Frontier Foundation. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. (CNN) — Recently, Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, came under fire for reportedly proposing exceedingly weak “open Internet rules.” If the reports are correct, the FCC will allow broadband providers like Comcast to make special deals that give some companies preferential treatment,…

Why you’ll hate the Internet ‘fast lane’ – CNN

Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014

Editor’s note: Corynne McSherry is the intellectual property director at Electronic Frontier Foundation. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. (CNN) — Recently, Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, came under fire for reportedly proposing exceedingly weak “open Internet rules.” If the reports are correct, the FCC will allow broadband providers like Comcast to make special deals that give some companies preferential treatment,…

Intel to invest $6 billion in Kiryat Gat facility – Jerusalem Post

Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Intel Corporation announced in Wednesday it would invest $6 billion to upgrade its Kiryat Gat facility, potentially creating thousands of jobs in Israel in the coming years. Intel did not specify the technology it would be installing in the plant. However, it had been expected to make a decision this year as to whether it would build one to produce its next…

2014 MacBook Air benchmarks show slight performance boost from faster Intel … – Apple Insider

Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 08:45 am PT (11:45 am ET) By Neil Hughes The first of Apple’s newly released MacBook Air units have already been put to the test, revealing a relatively minor boost to the thin-and-light notebook lineup’s horsepower thanks to slightly faster Intel Haswell processors. The results of a handful of Geekbench stress tests are already available via Primate Labs’ Geekbench Browser, showcasing the power of the ultra-low-voltage…

AMD Beema And Mullins Processors Debut Taking Intel’s Bay Trail To Task With … – Forbes

Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

AMD has officially lifted the embargo veil today on its latest iteration of low power integrated processors or APUs (Accelerated Processing Units), as they call them, targeted for notebooks, tablets, small form factor PCs and hybrid devices.  The family pair, code named “Beema” and “Mullins” may sound like a couple of Irish Rugby players and that’s probably fitting, given the stiff competition these devices could offer Intel’s Intel’s Bay Trail…

Apple boosts MacBook Air processor, slashes prices – CNET (blog)

Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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