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Ten people killed in mass shooting at Oregon community college – Washington Post

Friday, October 02, 2015

ROSEBURG, Ore. — A shooter described as a 20-year-old man opened fire on a rural community college campus in Oregon on Thursday morning, killing 10 people and injuring seven others, authorities said. The victims would not be identified for at least a day due to the ongoing investigation, County Sheriff John Hanlin said at a news conference Thursday afternoon. The lone gunman was killed following an exchange of fire with…

Russia defends Syria airstrikes amid claims of blows to US-backed rebels – Washington Post

Friday, October 02, 2015

BEIRUT — Russia waded deeper into Syria’s civil war Thursday, striking rebel positions far from Islamic State strongholds for a second day and leaving little doubt that the immediate target of the intervention is to secure President Bashar al-Assad’s hold on power. The expanding Russian involvement in Syria threatened to further complicate efforts to secure a negotiated settlement to the four-year-old war at a time when the influx of refugees…

McCarthy tossed in the cauldron – Politico

Friday, October 02, 2015

Politico Magazine I’m Trying to Run for President, but the Democrats Won’t Let Me By Lawrence Lessig The Real Story Behind Putin’s Syria Strikes By Steven Lee Myers The Man Who Launched the GOP’s Civil War By Jonathan M. Katz What Is Putin Really Up To in Syria? By POLITICO Magazine The intense jockeying over the future leadership of House Republicans collided headlong Thursday with an earlier-than-expected November deadline to…

14 Dead After US Military Plane Crashes in Afghanistan – ABC News

Friday, October 02, 2015

Fourteen people were killed when a U.S. Air Force C-130J transport aircraft crashed in eastern Afghanistan as it was approaching the airport in Jalalabad, officials said. A defense official told ABC News that there were a total of 11 passengers on the aircraft — six crew members and five passengers who were contractors. The official said there were at least an additional three Afghan locals who were killed on the…

Experian breach may have exposed 15 million T-Mobile records – USA TODAY

Friday, October 02, 2015

In this Sept. 12, 2012 file photo, a man uses a cellphone as he passes a T-Mobile store in New York. Credit reporting agency Experian on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 said that hackers accessed the social security numbers, birthdates and other personal information belonging to about 15 million T-Mobile wireless customers. T-Mobile uses Experian to check the credit of its customers.(Photo: Mark Lennihan, AP) SAN FRANCISCO — A hacker has acquired…

Dell’s new Skylake Precision laptops get smaller, thinner and faster – PCWorld

Friday, October 02, 2015

Dell’s new Precision 15 5000 corporate laptop takes an important cue from its cousin, the XPS 13. Arguably the best consumer laptop of the year, the XPS 13 crammed a 13-inch screen into a laptop no bigger than ones that packed 11-inch panels.  Dell does the same trick with its new Precision 15 5000, shoehorning a 15-inch panel into a surprisingly svelte laptop. At first glance, you’d think it was an XPS 13, just scaled…

A Clinton Email Scandal Checklist – Wall Street Journal

Friday, October 02, 2015

Hillary Clinton hopes you are busy. Hillary Clinton hopes you are confused. Hillary Clinton hopes the endless stories about her private email server—and her endless, fabulist explanations—will make your head hurt, make your eyes cross, make you give up trying to figure it out. All you really need to know at this point is this: Pretty much every…

Office 2016 for Mac users lambaste Microsoft after upgrading to Apple’s OS X … – Computerworld

Friday, October 02, 2015

After Apple released the new OS X El Capitan on Wednesday, users streamed to a Microsoft support discussion forum to report that Office 2016 for Mac regularly crashed, crippling their productivity. “This is beyond the Pale. We basically can’t use Office on our computers,” wrote Watson Scott Swail today on the longest thread related to the crash problem. “I finalized the El Capitan upgrade this morning and since then I…

Did Google’s quantum computer just get the biggest processor upgrade in history? – ExtremeTech

Friday, October 02, 2015

Share This article Google will be getting a major upgrade to its D-Wave brand quantum computer, which has been the source of controversy over the past several years. The company has kept a tight wraps on just what it hopes to accomplish with quantum technology, and whether it has started to accomplish it. Now we know that the computer itself will be getting significantly more powerful, and that D-Wave will maintain…

2016 MacBook Pro Release Date Rumors: Apple to Launch Device Earlier? – Christian Post

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Apple.com Apple’s MacBook Apple fans are in for a ride as a new rumor has started circulating online regarding the 2016 MacBook Pro’s early release, the rumor adding that the laptop will be unveiled with the 2016 MacBook Air and iPad Air 3. Some outlets suggest that the reason why the gadgets are speculated to release earlier this year is because of the competition. The 2016 MacBook Air and MacBook…

Russia Carries Out Airstrikes in Syria for 2nd Day – New York Times

Thursday, October 01, 2015

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Up to 10 killed by shooter at Ore. community college – USA TODAY

Thursday, October 01, 2015

A patient is wheeled into the emergency room at Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg, Ore., following a deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College, in Roseburg.(Photo: Aaron Yost, Roseburg News-Review via AP) As many as 10 people were killed and 20 injured when a shooter opened fire at Umpqua Community College Thursday in southern Oregon, according to Oregon State Police. The shooter was downed, according to authorities, but his condition was not immediately clear….

Dell’s new Skylake Precision laptops get smaller, thinner and faster – PCWorld

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Dell’s new Precision 15 5000 corporate laptop takes an important cue from its cousin, the XPS 13. Arguably the best consumer laptop of the year, the XPS 13 crammed a 13-inch screen into a laptop no bigger than ones that packed 11-inch panels.  Dell does the same trick with its new Precision 15 5000, shoehorning a 15-inch panel into a surprisingly svelte laptop. At first glance, you’d think it was an XPS 13, just scaled…

Hillary Clinton’s email targeted by ‘Russia-based’ hackers – BBC News

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Hillary Clinton has admitted that using her private email was a mistake Hackers apparently based in Russia sent at least five emails containing malware to the private email account used by Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state, newly released emails show. The “phishing” emails, disguised as speeding tickets, would have enabled the hackers to control her computer. The infected computer would have sent…

Did Google’s quantum computer just get the biggest processor upgrade in history? – ExtremeTech

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Share This article Google will be getting a major upgrade to its D-Wave brand quantum computer, which has been the source of controversy over the past several years. The company has kept a tight wraps on just what it hopes to accomplish with quantum technology, and whether it has started to accomplish it. Now we know that the computer itself will be getting significantly more powerful, and that D-Wave will maintain…

Microsoft sabotages own Lumia smartmobe flagship launch – The Register

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Microsoft has ensured that its unwanted Lumia phone division won’t upstage its Surface team next week, by posting details of the phones to its own UK Store website. It’s the latest in a series of “accidental” leaks, meaning the new Lumia flagship will be rather familiar by the time it is officially unveiled in New York at the year’s big Microsoft Devices event. Microsoft originally envisaged two device launch events…

Cooperation Is The New Normal At Microsoft – TechCrunch

Thursday, October 01, 2015

When Microsoft settled its patent lawsuits with Google yesterday, it ended a long battle with the search giant, but it wasn’t an isolated action. It was part of a continuing pattern of serving its customers instead of its corporate ego. Whether it’s evolving agreements with Apple, Salesforce or Box or putting an end to senseless lawsuits, Microsoft is attempting to present an entirely new public face and fresh way of doing business. In a Bloomberg…

Microsoft is adding mentions and likes to Outlook.com – The Verge

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Microsoft is planning to make its Outlook.com email client a little more social. The software giant is introducing likes and mentions to the web service, allowing users to place a Facebook-like thumbs-up on messages or mention people during emails. Anyone in a particular email thread can see the likes, and if your message has been liked you’ll receive a notification. Mentions sounds like a more useful feature, allowing Outlook…

Russia defends Syrian airstrikes as claims mount of blows to US-backed rebels – Washington Post

Thursday, October 01, 2015

MOSCOW — Russian officials vehemently defended the country’s airstrikes in Syria on Thursday as blows to Islamic State militants even as evidence mounted suggesting that U.S.-backed rebels and others were facing Moscow’s attacks. And while Russian officials and diplomats rallied behind President Vladi­mir Putin, the Kremlin’s stance appeared further clouded by acknowledgments that the missions have already extended beyond solely the Islamic State — the mutual foe of both the…

Afghan forces recapture city center amid fierce clashes with Taliban – Reuters

Thursday, October 01, 2015

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan Afghan troops recaptured the center of the strategic northern city of Kunduz on Thursday amid fierce clashes with Taliban militants, three days after losing the provincial capital in a humbling defeat for Kabul and its U.S. allies. Fighting raged in other parts of the city, whose seizure represented a major victory for the insurgents and raised questions over whether NATO-trained Afghan forces were ready to go it alone…