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

Saturday, June 06, 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…

Obama: Beau Biden was a ‘man of character’ – USA TODAY

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Beau Biden(Photo: Paul Sancya, AP) President Obama lauded Beau Biden Saturday as “a man of character,” saying the vice president’s son honored his family, state, and nation as a military veteran and a public servant. “We are here to grieve with you, but more importantly, we are here because we love you,” the president told the Biden family during his eulogy at a Catholic church in Wilmington, Del. Beau Biden,…

Republican Presidential Hopefuls Flock To Iowa ‘Roast and Ride’ – ABC News

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Seven Republican presidential hopefuls are in Iowa today for an unusual political event — half-motorcycle ride, half-pork roast, the full-day gathering is a chance for the candidates to start their engines in the all-important early caucus state. The day is also shaping up to be a major moment for Sen. Joni Ernst, the freshman U.S. senator from Iowa who rode into power with a campaign ad that touted her experiencing…

Yemen rebels fire 3 Scud missiles at Saudi airbase – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, June 06, 2015

In the first such attack of  the 10-week-old conflict in Yemen, Shiite Muslim rebels early Saturday launched three Scud missiles toward a large Saudi air base, the insurgents reported. The Saudis acknowledged the firing of one missile, which they said was shot down. lRelated Middle East U.S. journalist Casey Coombs freed by Yemen’s Houthi rebels See all related The use of Scud missiles by the Houthi rebels – and U.S.-provided…

Many tears, few answers at site of China ship tragedy; death toll jumps to 406 – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Stella Wu arrived in this sleepy agricultural town on the north bank of the Yangtze River on Friday in hopes of retrieving her 51-year-old mother’s corpse from the capsized Eastern Star cruise ship. For days, she had sought help and answers about the tragedy at home in Shanghai. She stood outside the local government office until 1 a.m., but staffers would only say that they had no information from the…

Dell’s affordable Ubuntu-powered Inspiron laptops take aim at Chromebooks – PCWorld

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Dell has been expanding their line of Linux laptops in recent months, offering Ubuntu editions of a MacBook Pro competitor and the XPS 13 thin – and – light ultrabook. But those two particular notebooks are pricey. If you’re looking for something cheaper, you’re in luck—Dell recently rolled out several inexpensive Ubuntu laptops that compete with Chromebooks and cheap Windows laptops. Inspiron 14 3000 Series The Inspiron 14 3000 Series…

Laptop with MoD employees’ details stolen from car at M5 service station – Daily Mail

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Laptop contained personal details of employees at MoD Donnington facility Was taken from locked boot of car belonging to government contractor MoD have been advised on how they can stop data from being misused   By Stephanie Linning for MailOnline Published: 06:26 EST, 6 June 2015 | Updated: 08:32 EST, 6 June 2015 129 View comments A company laptop containing the personal details of Ministry of Defence employees was stolen from…

Buyer’s Guide: Discounts on MacBook Air, iMac, Apple Accessories, and More – Mac Rumors

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off next Monday, but there’s no reason to wait to make a purchase of a new iPad or Mac — Apple isn’t expected to introduce any new hardware at the event, instead focusing on software and services. Deals this week are decent, but there aren’t many discounts on iPads to be had. There are a couple iMac deals worth checking out if you’ve been considering…

2015 iMac release date rumours, specs, price & features: new Broadwell … – Macworld UK

Saturday, June 06, 2015

It’s been about 20 months since Apple last updated the non-Retina versions of the iMac (if you don’t include the new cheaper iMac which Apple introduced in June 2014 – now a year old). The big surprise was that Apple has left the non-Retina iMacs untouched, while recently adding a new, cheaper 27in Retina model to its line up. The new Retina model costs £1,599 (the same price as Apple’s…

As MERS Fears Spread, History Offers Sobering Lesson – NBCNews.com

Saturday, June 06, 2015

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Death toll jumps to nearly 400 in Yangtze River capsizing – Fox News

Saturday, June 06, 2015

June 6, 2015: In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, rescuers work in the hull of the upright Eastern Star ship to launch rescue work in the section of Jianli on the Yangtze River, central China’s Hubei Province. (AP) Disaster teams searched the Yangtze River on Saturday for dozens of missing bodies from the Eastern Star as the death toll in the cruiser’s capsizing rose to nearly 400, making…

Fresh claims about Hastert clash with squeaky-clean image – Washington Post

Saturday, June 06, 2015

WASHINGTON — Dennis Hastert’s former House colleagues say the emergence of sexual abuse allegations against him has been jarring, at odds with a reason they anointed him speaker in the late 1990s — his squeaky-clean reputation. Former Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., a top GOP vote-counter when Hastert rose from obscurity during a chaotic December 1998, said Friday that Republicans turned to him partly because “there wasn’t any inkling of anything”…

Yemen’s Houthi Rebels Attack Several Points in Saudi Arabia – Wall Street Journal

Saturday, June 06, 2015

RIYADH—Yemen’s Houthi rebels launched a cross-border attack on several points in southern Saudi Arabia on Saturday, a major escalation of the monthslong conflict. Saudi air defense shot down a Scud missile fired into the kingdom, the first time a Scud has been used in the conflict, said a statement posted to Saudi state media. Two patriot missiles intercepted the Scud over the southwestern city of Khamis Mushait. Saudi Arabia…

Catholic archdiocese in Minnesota charged in priest sex abuse – CNN

Saturday, June 06, 2015

(CNN)A Catholic archdiocese with a landmark legal legacy in child sexual abuse now faces criminal complaints in its handling of them. In 1983, attorney Jeff Anderson filed a civil case of priest sexual abuse of minors against a U.S. archdiocese in Saint Paul, Minnesota. It opened a floodgate of victims who came forward with clergy sex abuse stories across the country. On Friday, Ramsey County prosecutor John Choi leveled six…

Dell’s affordable Ubuntu-powered Inspiron laptops take aim at Chromebooks – PCWorld

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Dell has been expanding their line of Linux laptops in recent months, offering Ubuntu editions of a MacBook Pro competitor and the XPS 13 thin – and – light ultrabook. But those two particular notebooks are pricey. If you’re looking for something cheaper, you’re in luck—Dell recently rolled out several inexpensive Ubuntu laptops that compete with Chromebooks and cheap Windows laptops. Inspiron 14 3000 Series The Inspiron 14 3000 Series…

Divided SEC Reaches Compromise in Computer Sciences Case – New York Times

Saturday, June 06, 2015

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The Internet of Things Is Changing How We Manage Customer Relationships – blogs.hbr.org (blog)

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Just as it’s hard to remember what life was like before the iPhone, it can be hard to remember business before there was CRM software — back when you still had to explain that it stood for “customer relationship management.” Today, CRM pervades the way many companies track and measure how they interact with other organizations, across many departments: marketing, sales, customer service, support, and others. CRM made it possible to…

Why Is Windows 10 Launch In July ’15 Vital For Microsoft? – Forbes

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Microsoft announced that it will release Windows 10 on July 29. Furthermore, it said that the OS will be a free update for users running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 on PCs or notebooks for the first year. In the initial phase, the adoption among beta tester was strong; however, it remains to be seen whether it will gain traction with general users. Since the company’s suite of products and devices…