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Cardinals being investigated for hacking Astros’ computer system – Chron.com (blog)

Thursday, June 18, 2015

By David Barron and Evan Drellich Sports espionage, once the province of those who stole signs and spied on practices, has moved into the realm of cyberspace as federal officials investigate whether St. Louis Cardinals employees illegally accessed the Astros’ “Ground Control” baseball operations computer database. Officials with Major League Baseball and both teams acknowledged the investigation, which a person familiar with the probe said includes subpoenas issued to MLB…

Microsoft vs. Sony’s video game rivalry is seriously stressing me out – Business Insider

Thursday, June 18, 2015

REUTERS/Kevork DjansezianAndrew House, president and global EO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., talks about the Playstaion Vue during the Sony Playstation E3 conference in Los Angeles, California June 15, 2015. At this week’s E3 trade show, the big video game console manufacturers — Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft — each took a turn in the spotlight to show off their marquee games for the next year. And I have to…

Chrome, Debian Linux, and the secret binary blob download riddle – The Register

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Debian Project thinks it’s fixed an issue where Google’s Chromium web browser snuck proprietary code into the fiercely Free Software oriented Debian Linux distro. That hasn’t stopped Debian users from wondering how the issue got past project maintainers in the first place. Debian user Yoshihito Yoshino first raised the red flag on the project’s bug report mailing list in May, after noticing suspicious network activity from Chromium 43, the…

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Discounts: i5 And i7 Models Available At $150 Discount … – International Business Times

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Microsoft Store and Best Buy are offering the i5 and i7 models of Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 tablet-laptop hybrid at a $150 discount. Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is getting older, but it is still doing good business for the Redmond, Washington, technology giant — and can easily replace a laptop.  According to Neowin, the discount offer will remain valid until June 27, making the device a potential gift for Father’s Day on June 21….

FCC to fine AT&T $100M for slowing speeds – USA TODAY

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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Prosecutor: Worker discussed hiring inmates to kill husband – seattlepi.com

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A woman charged with helping two convicted murderers escape from a maximum-security facility where she worked had discussed having them kill her husband, a district attorney confirmed Wednesday. Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie said at a news conference that Joyce Mitchell had talked to inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat about killing her husband, Lyle, who also works at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora,…

How Pope Francis Hinted At His Climate Change Encyclical – TIME

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Franco Origlia—Getty Images Pope Francis attends a meeting with the Roman Diocesans in St. Peter’s Square on June 14, 2015 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis is expected to call for strong action on climate change in a major papal document Thursday. But even before his first encyclical, there have been signs that he would promote a more environmentalist perspective. Here’s a look at five times the pope hinted at…

Jeb Bush makes ‘Tonight’ debut as candidate, ‘slow jams’ the news – Vancouver Sun

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Republican Jeb Bush “slow jammed” the news, told about meeting his wife, offered a guacamole recipe and oddly compared his presidential father and brother during a “Tonight” show appearance. One day after announcing his bid for the presidency, Bush entered the entertainment world on the nation’s most popular late-night talk show. Americans don’t expect their presidents to be song-and-dance entertainers, but they at least expect them…

Jon Stewart thanks Trump for "making my last six weeks my best six weeks" – USA TODAY

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

  Jon Stewart, in a moment of pure glee. Hulu) As if you needed another sad reminder: Jon Stewart’s reign as Daily Show host is drawing to a close. But Stewart will have plenty of prime material to carry him through his final hosting stretch, thanks to one big, brash, toupeed tycoon. To Stewart’s delight, Donald Trump announced his presidential run yesterday with a shouty, ridiculous speech that seemed tailor-made…

How to Choose the Perfect Back-to-School Laptop – Lifehacker

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

It’s a great time to shop for a laptop. Back to school deals are on now, and new models are hitting store shelves. We’ve talked about how to pick the perfect laptop before, but if you’re headed to college for your first year, or even back to school, and aren’t sure what you’ll need, you have it tougher. Don’t worry, we’ll help you through it. How to Pick the Perfect…

Laptops stolen from medical office in Westlake – WKYC-TV

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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4 Microsoft Executives to Leave in Top-Level Shake-Up – New York Times

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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Cardinals being investigated for hacking Astros’ computer system – Chron.com (blog)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

By David Barron and Evan Drellich Sports espionage, once the province of those who stole signs and spied on practices, has moved into the realm of cyberspace as federal officials investigate whether St. Louis Cardinals employees illegally accessed the Astros’ “Ground Control” baseball operations computer database. Officials with Major League Baseball and both teams acknowledged the investigation, which a person familiar with the probe said includes subpoenas issued to MLB…

A closer look at Microsoft’s $150 Elite Xbox One controller – The Verge

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Microsoft’s Xbox Elite Wireless Controller is one of the most impressive console controllers we’ve ever seen. Like a high-end gaming mouse, the parts of the controller can be removed and replaced, but unlike many high-end gaming mouses, the Elite controller’s customization is easy: joysticks and paddles pop on and off like magnets on a refrigerator. This could be the perfect controller for anyone who spends large chunks of their week…

Microsoft’s Mark Penn Forms New Digital Marketing Investment Group – Wall Street Journal (blog)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

By Nathalie Tadena CONNECT Mark Penn Brian Smale Mark Penn, a Microsoft senior executive who formerly worked at WPP , is leaving the technology firm to found a new company that will invest in digital marketing services. Mr. Penn’s new fund, Stagwell Group LLC, has raised $250 million in funding, including from former Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer, who is a core investor in the new company. Stagwell Group also…

Microsoft Lumia 640 and 640 XL: AT&T claims the XL, while T-Mobile and … – Digital Trends

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Microsoft may be saving its next flagship Lumia smartphone for the Windows 10 for mobile launch, but it did show off two brand-new Lumia phones back in March. The Lumia 640 and 640 XL are solid, mid-range devices that follow in the footsteps of the many other Lumia Windows phones that came before them. Updated on 06-17-2015 by Malarie Gokey: Added AT&T pricing and availability for the Lumia 640 XL and…

Rockstars knock Republicans for campaign songs – CBS News

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Finding the perfect song to embody a presidential run is becoming a campaign issue spanning generations as artists voice displeasure that their songs were used. Most often, it seems, Republican politicians are the ones being forced to stop the music, CBS News’ Jan Crawford reports. After Donald Trump’s bid for president kicked off Tuesday, he had to contend with legendary rocker Neil Young, who felt the real-estate magnate committed a…

16-year-old victim: Shark ‘was biting up’ left arm – USA TODAY

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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Jeb Bush Among Conservatives Criticizing Pope For Climate Change Encyclical – Huffington Post

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush criticized Pope Francis on Tuesday after a draft of his encyclical on climate change was leaked by an Italian newspaper. In the leaked draft, the pope attributes “the majority of the global warming in recent decades” to human activity. During a town hall event in New Hampshire, Bush said he thinks religion “ought to be about making us better as people and less about things…