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Peyton Manning on leaked Tom Brady email: ‘No harm, no foul’ – The Denver Post (blog)

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Blame it on Deflategate. Amid the ongoing case against Tom Brady, who was suspended by the league for the first four games of the season for his involvement in the Patriots’ deflated footballs in the AFC Championship game against the Colts, details have emerged about the league’s handling of the case and of Brady’s role in the investigation. WATCH: Manning responds to Tom Brady email Emails have also leaked, including…

With Alphabet, Google wants to avoid becoming Microsoft – Engadget

Thursday, August 13, 2015

You’re probably tired of hearing just how “unconventional” Google is after yesterday’s surprise restructuring announcement. Sure, making Google a subsidiary of a company called Alphabet is certainly strange, especially after it’s become a household brand practically synonymous with technology culture. But, really, CEO Larry Page’s decision to reorient the company makes plenty of sense given just how far Google has come from simply being a search company. On top of…

Mozilla Launches Firefox 40 Engineered For Windows 10 – Forbes

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Mozilla has launched a new version of the Firefox browser with specific tweaks and features designed to make a better browser experience on Windows 10. Firefox 40 has a fresh look and streamlined feel and addresses some issues Mozilla has with Microsoft and Windows 10. New Look For most people Windows 10 will end up looking and feeling a lot like Windows 7. However, Microsoft has designed Windows 10 to…

At Least 17 Dead as Huge Warehouse Blasts Hit Chinese Port – New York Times

Thursday, August 13, 2015

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Jimmy Carter says he has cancer and it has spread – CNN

Thursday, August 13, 2015

(CNN) — Former President Jimmy Carter has cancer, and it has spread to other parts of his body, he announced Wednesday (Thursday PHT). Carter, 90, had a “small mass” removed from his liver during surgery earlier this month. At the time, he received a prognosis for a full recovery. But he said Wednesday in a brief statement that “recent liver surgery revealed that I have cancer that now is in…

Windows 10 is awesome… but don’t buy a new Windows 10 laptop right now – BGR

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Windows 10 has been getting rave reviews from people who have upgraded their machines from Windows 7 and Windows 8. But what if you’re looking to get a brand-new laptop that runs Windows 10 — what’s your best option? According to The Wall Street Journal’s Joanna Stern, the answer right now is that you shouldn’t buy a new Windows 10 laptop for at least another few months. DON’T MISS: I just watched…

Here’s why people are furious about Lenovo laptops right now – Fortune

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Chinese computer manufacturer Lenovo has apparently been caught secretly installing its own proprietary software on Windows PCs, and the software appears near-impossible to remove. Multiple users have noticed that Lenovo computers were automatically downloading an application called “Lenovo Service Engine” to their machine, and, disconcertingly, the said firmware would reinstall itself even after a clean reboot of the Windows operating system was performed. The problem was first noticed by Ars…

Huge Blast Kills at Least Seven in Tianjin, China – Wall Street Journal

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A huge explosion rocked the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin late Wednesday, killing at least seven people and injuring at least 50, and sending flames and a plume of smoke high into the sky, according to state media reports and local police. China’s official Xinhua News Agency said the blast ripped through a warehouse storing “dangerous goods” in Tianjin’s Binhai New Area around 11:30 p.m. local time. It said…

China lets yuan fall further, fuels fears of ‘currency war’ – Reuters

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

SHANGHAI China’s currency fell to a four-year low on Wednesday, slumping for a second day, after a central bank devaluation on Tuesday, and government sources believe the yuan may be allowed to slide even further to help the country’s exporters. The yuan traded in China hit a low of 6.4510 per U.S. dollar, its lowest since August 2011, and the currency fared worse in international trade, touching 6.59 to the…

Jimmy Carter Says That He Has Cancer – ABC News

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Former President Jimmy Carter revealed that he has cancer following liver surgery, and said the disease spread to other parts of his body, according to a statement. “Recent liver surgery revealed that I have cancer that now is in other parts of my body,” the former president, 90, said in a statement today. “I will be rearranging my schedule as necessary so I can undergo treatment by physicians at Emory…

Reply Scrawl: 5 cartoons about Hillary Clinton’s private emails worth sharing – Washington Post

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

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Black-balled: LA tries spherical scheme to block evaporation amid drought – Fox News

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Is a bevy of black balls – 96 million to be exact – a crucial solution in helping California manage its calamitous drought? On Monday, Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti deployed the final 20,000 of the 96 million “shade balls” onto the surface of the city’s 175-acre, Sylmar-based reservoir, completing the final stage of the $34.5 million Los Angeles Department of Water (LADWP) attempt to protect the region’s water quality….

Woman suffers burns after laptop explodes – KSAT San Antonio

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

NEWS Woman on South Side treated for burns, smoke inhalation SAN ANTONIO – A woman was rushed to a hospital after her laptop exploded, burning her. Fire crews were called to the 400 block of Congress Avenue near South Flores on the city’s South Side. The woman was apparently working at the kitchen table at her home around midnight when the laptop caught fire, investigators said. When fire crews arrived,…

Windows 10 is awesome… but don’t buy a new Windows 10 laptop right now – BGR

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Windows 10 has been getting rave reviews from people who have upgraded their machines from Windows 7 and Windows 8. But what if you’re looking to get a brand-new laptop that runs Windows 10 — what’s your best option? According to The Wall Street Journal’s Joanna Stern, the answer right now is that you shouldn’t buy a new Windows 10 laptop for at least another few months. DON’T MISS: I just watched…

Here’s why people are furious about Lenovo laptops right now – Fortune

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Chinese computer manufacturer Lenovo has apparently been caught secretly installing its own proprietary software on Windows PCs, and the software appears near-impossible to remove. Multiple users have noticed that Lenovo computers were automatically downloading an application called “Lenovo Service Engine” to their machine, and, disconcertingly, the said firmware would reinstall itself even after a clean reboot of the Windows operating system was performed. The problem was first noticed by Ars…

Laptop Buying Tips for Students – Laptop Mag (blog)

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Going off to high school or college without a decent laptop is like refusing to use pencil and paper. It instantly puts a ceiling on how much students can learn, how far they can go and how many lifelong abilities they can acquire. Don’t just buy whatever is on sale; you need the right laptop for your student’s purposes. Whether you’re a student yourself or are shopping for one, we’ve…

23 reasons your laptop is better than a boyfriend or girlfriend – Metro

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Relationships come and go, but the internet is forever.  Feeling a bit concerned about the amount of time you spend in the default position of slouching in bed, laptop open? Don’t stress. Being single and in love with your laptop is significantly more fulfilling than any romantic relationship. Here’s why. 1. A laptop’s just as good for snuggling as any significant other Its warm glow on your lap beats actual…

First Draft | Bernie Sanders in Statistical Tie With Hillary Clinton in New … – New York Times

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

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How ‘Home Brew’ Email Servers Like Hillary Clinton’s Work – ABC News

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

An email server such as the one Hillary Clinton used may conjure up an image of refrigerator-sized machines and tangled wires, but the home brew server used during Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state is likely no bigger than a desktop computer. Setting up a so-called home brew server is something that requires strong technical expertise and upkeep but can bring tremendous privacy and security to users, Robert Siciliano, an…