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Review: SanDisk Dual USB Drive connects with the 12-inch MacBook’s USB-C … – 9 to 5 Mac (blog)

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Cloud syncing services like Dropbox and iCloud Drive connect most of our devices nowadays, and AirDrop offers fast data transfer between Macs for smaller files… when it works. Physically moving files from one machine to another using a drive in the middle, or sneakernet, remains the most reliable way to quickly move files between Macs for many. Without a proper adapter, Apple’s 12-inch MacBook doesn’t fit into this workflow though. That’s where SanDisk’s Dual USB Drive…

NY State Offers $100000 Reward for Capture of Escaped Prisoners – ABC News

Sunday, June 07, 2015

New York State is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension and arrest of Richard Matt and David Sweat, the two convicted murderers who escaped from an upstate maximum security prison, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said today. The governor called the offer of $50,000 for each prisoner an unusual step for the state, but said “it is appropriate.” “These are dangerous men,” Cuomo said, adding that they are…

Turkey ruling AKP loses majority in surprise result – BBC News

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Turkey’s governing AK party has lost its parliamentary majority for the first time in 13 years, near-complete election results show. The surprise outcome also sees the pro-Kurdish HDP crossing the 10% threshold, securing seats for the first time. With 99% of the vote counted, the AKP has 41% of the vote, state-run TRT television reports. The result is a blow to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s plans to boost his office’s…

New video shows Texas police officer pulling gun on teenagers at pool party – Washington Post

Sunday, June 07, 2015

A white police officer in McKinney, Tex., has been suspended after a shocking video emerged Saturday that shows the officer manhandling, arresting and drawing his gun on a group of black children outside a pool party, according to news reports. The video, which was uploaded to YouTube, captures a chaotic scene in a suburban community one hour north of Dallas that grows increasingly tense when the officer — identified as…

3 Things to Watch at the G7 Summit – TIME

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Sean Gallup—Getty Images U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel sit down for a working dinner at the summit of G7 nations at Schloss Elmau on June 7, 2015 near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. On the agenda: Ukraine, ISIS, and Iran President Obama is joining world leaders in Germany to discuss a wide range of global issues. Along with the heads of the U.K., Canada, France, Germany, Italy and the…

2016 GOP presidential candidate Lindsey Graham wants Caitlyn Jenner’s vote – Fox News

Sunday, June 07, 2015

FILE: Jan. 28, 2015: Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (AP) Republican presidential contender Lindsey Graham says his party has room for transgendered people like Caitlyn Jenner. The South Carolina senator calls himself a “traditional marriage kind of guy.” But he says he “can only imagine the torment that Bruce Jenner went through” before becoming a transgendered woman. He hopes that, now, she’s “found peace.” The…

Email ties Blatter to $10m payment – report – ESPN FC

Sunday, June 07, 2015

White House press secretary Josh Earnest says it’s time for FIFA to clean up their image and reform the organisation. CAPE TOWN, South Africa — A 2007 email shows FIFA President Sepp Blatter and then-South African President Thabo Mbeki held “discussions” over $10 million that ultimately went to allegedly corrupt football executives as payback for supporting the country’s World Cup bid, a newspaper claimed Sunday. South Africa’s Sunday Times reported…

Ahead of the Windows 10 Release, Microsoft Cleans Up Its App Store – Motley Fool

Sunday, June 07, 2015

The new Windows Store will work across every Windows device. Photo: Microsoft. Installing applications on a PC is still a huge problem. Software downloads live all over the Web. Users must know about them and where to find them before they can download them. Then they have to install them, which can often be a frustrating experience for computing novices. Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is attempting to fix this problem by mimicking…

Stream Local Media to a Chromecast Without an Internet Connection – Lifehacker

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Chromecasts have made streaming media to your TV super easy. The one downside is that it typically requires a connection to the internet in order to stream anything, even if you have the media on your device. This workaround helps fix that. Apps like Localcast can stream media that you have on your phone to your Chromecast. The problem is, when internet access is available, it can still use mobile…

What was fake on the Internet this week: ‘Hold a Coke With Your Boobs’ and … – Washington Post

Sunday, June 07, 2015

(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) So, rather than take down each and every undeservedly viral story that crosses our monitors each week, we’re rounding them all up in a quick, once-a-week Friday debunk of fake photos, misleading headlines and bad studies that you probably shouldn’t share over the weekend. Ready? Here’s what was fake on the Internet this week: 1. Caitlyn Jenner did not beat an amputee veteran or a college brain cancer victim to…

FIFA email connects Sepp Blatter to $10M, newspaper claims – USA TODAY

Sunday, June 07, 2015

(Photo: The Associated Press) CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — A 2007 email shows FIFA President Sepp Blatter and then-South African President Thabo Mbeki held “discussions” over $10 million that ultimately went to allegedly corrupt soccer executives as payback for supporting the country’s World Cup bid, a newspaper claimed Sunday. South Africa’s Sunday Times reported that the email from FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke to the South African government asks…

What was fake on the Internet this week: ‘Hold a Coke With Your Boobs’ and … – Washington Post

Sunday, June 07, 2015

(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) So, rather than take down each and every undeservedly viral story that crosses our monitors each week, we’re rounding them all up in a quick, once-a-week Friday debunk of fake photos, misleading headlines and bad studies that you probably shouldn’t share over the weekend. Ready? Here’s what was fake on the Internet this week: 1. Caitlyn Jenner did not beat an amputee veteran or a college brain cancer victim to…

Microsoft goes vague on Windows 10 support – Computerworld

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Microsoft is hanging a lot of Windows 10 on a single phrase: “supported lifetime of the device.” That line, which Microsoft has been using since January, should, when the company eventually decides to tell customers what it means, unlock answers — answers to questions about Windows 10 that have arisen because this year’s new OS is so different from its forerunners. Questions like: How long will users receive free feature…

Northeast Ohio startup looks to speed up Internet – Columbus Dispatch

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Acceleration Systems says it can dramatically increase Internet speeds for small businesses for, say, $100 a month, using their existing connection. The small startup in Northfield, between Cleveland and Akron, is betting that its software product, now in late-stage development, has what it takes to make it big. Really big. And it has big financial backers who think the same thing. Among them is Warren V. “Pete” Musser, the Philadelphia-based…

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 release date rumors: New laplet to follow Windows 10 … – ChristianToday

Sunday, June 07, 2015

If Windows 10 comes out on July 29 as scheduled, rumors have it that the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 could not be far behind. In fact, the laplet could debut alongside it though there are many who believe otherwise. There is great anticipation for the highly touted Microsoft Surface Pro 4, particularly due to the positive reception that its predecessor, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, has garnered. …

New York Prison Escape ‘Could Have Been a Plot From a Movie,’ Says Gov … – ABC News

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Gov. Andrew Cuomo described the brazen escape of two convicted murderers from a maximum security prison in upstate New York as something that would have been the ‘Shawshank Redemption’ “if there was a pot of money at the end of the rainbow.” Richard Matt and David Sweat remained at large today after escaping from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, about 20 miles south of the Canadian border, on Saturday…

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Sunday, June 07, 2015

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American Pharoah Takes Triple Crown With Belmont Stakes Win – ABC News

Sunday, June 07, 2015

American Pharoah raced to first-place at the Belmont Stakes, become the first horse to win the Triple Crown in more than three decades. He was not first out of the gate, but moved into the lead before the first turn, and was never headed. Materiality challenged, but never could get closer than three-quarters of a length, and American Pharoah pulled away down the stretch. American Pharoah, trained by Bob Baffer…

In sorrow, Obama-Biden put personal bond on public display – Salon

Sunday, June 07, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Few relationships in Washington are as complex as that of president and vice president. It’s a partnership forged out of political necessity — and one often defined by rivalry and competing self-interests. And that’s no different for President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, who’ve had some trying times since taking office in 2009. But the recent death of Biden’s son, Beau, has magnified a striking…

Prince George holds baby sister Princess Charlotte in family pictures taken by … – Telegraph.co.uk

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Princess Charlotte, fourth in line to the throne, was just a fortnight old when the photographs were taken. Her big brother cradles the Princess on his knee. In one of the photographs, Prince George holds his sister’s tiny hand in his ever so slightly bigger one. In another, he appears to be patting her on the tummy as he looks rather fondly into her eyes. In a third, the two…