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I-10 at washed out bridge in California to reopen Friday – STLtoday.com

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The main highway connecting California and Arizona, which has been closed since flash flooding damaged several bridges, will reopen to limited traffic Friday, transportation officials said. The California Department of Transportation had expected the closure of Interstate 10 near the town of Desert Center to last weeks, but officials said Tuesday that work was progressing fast enough that a limited reopening was possible sooner. One lane…

Strong iPhone Sales; Apple Stock Down With Few Watch Details – ABC News

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Apple’s latest financial report shows iPhone sales are still surging, driven partly by growth in China. But it also contains hints that Apple’s much-vaunted smartwatch may not be selling as fast as Wall Street expected. The California tech giant sold more than 47.5 million iPhones during the three months ending in June, or 35 percent more than a year ago. That sent Apple’s profit soaring nearly 38 percent for the…

Pentagon says senior Al Qaeda leader killed in drone strike – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A U.S. military drone strike in northwest Syria has killed Muhsin Fadhli, the head of a shadowy cell of veteran Al Qaeda operatives known as the Khorasan Group that sought to attack Western targets, Pentagon officials said. The 34-year-old Kuwaiti’s vehicle was hit July 8 as it traveled near the Turkish border in the Syrian town of Sarmada. Fadhli reportedly had long-term relationships with top-ranking Al Qaeda leaders, including Ayman…

Microsoft’s quarter dinged by big Nokia writedown – USA Today – USA TODAY

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks about Windows at the Microsoft Build conference in San Francisco, Wednesday, April 29, 2015.(Photo: AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) SAN FRANCISCO—Microsoft ended its fiscal year Tuesday with results that reflected its focus on cloud and enterprise growth, alongside the painful unwinding of its Nokia deal. The Redmond, Wash-based software company reported adjusted earnings per share of 62 cents against revenue of $22.2 billion, which beat Wall Street estimates of…

Microsoft: Hey, you. Done patching Windows this month? WRONG • The Register – The Register

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Microsoft is urging everyone to install an emergency security update for all supported versions of Windows to fix a remote-code execution vulnerability. Details of the vulnerability were found and reported to Microsoft by security researchers poring over internal memos leaked online from spyware-maker Hacking Team. This follows an elevation-of-privilege hole in Windows and a remote-code execution bug in Internet Explorer 11 that were also uncovered from the Hacking Team files,…

Microsoft earnings: 62 cents a share, vs expected EPS of 56 cents – CNBC.com – CNBC

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The company said it added nearly 3 million subscribers to its Office 365 platform. More than 15 million people now subscribe to the service. “Commercial cloud, commercial 365 business, all of this is what I think you’re going to see in terms of better numbers or better outlook,” Tim Seymour, managing partner at Triogem Asset Management, said in a CNBC “Closing Bell” interview Tuesday. Sales…

Meet the French startup set to revolutionize the Internet of things – Fortune – Fortune

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

This fall a new kind of wireless network will launch in a metropolis near you. This network won’t connect to phones or tablets. Instead it will provide the wireless links necessary to connect devices, appliances and sensors that make up the Internet of things (IoT). The company building the network is called Sigfox, and it’s based in Europe (Toulouse, France, to be exact) where it’s already set up networks in…

Examining Microsoft Edge Browser Performance – AnandTech – AnandTech

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

In what seems like forever ago, Microsoft’s Project Spartan was announced at the January 21st event in Redmond. This project kept the same rendering engine, Trident, and ECMAScript (JavaScript) engine, Chakra, as Internet Explorer, but stripped out much of the old code for backwards compatibility and moved forward with a push towards better performance and web standards support. I took a look at the performance of Project Spartan back…

Michael Adegbite ‘stabbed to death after going to sell laptop to man on … – Daily Mail

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Michael Adegbite, 28, sold his MacBook to a man using listings website When he turned up to hand over computer three youths tried to rob him Adegbite, also a model and football coach, was stabbed in confrontation Relatives paid tribute to the university graduate who had mentored vulnerable children  By Hugo Gye for MailOnline Published: 09:17 EST, 21 July 2015 | Updated: 10:13 EST, 21 July 2015 A teaching assistant…

Which MacBook to Buy for College – GottaBeMobile – Gotta Be Mobile

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

It’s that time of the year when college students are shopping for a laptop, and if you’re one of those college students set on getting a MacBook, here are some things to keep in mind when deciding which MacBook to buy. Apple sells three different MacBook models: There’s the MacBook Air, the MacBook Pro, and the newer 12-inch MacBook. Each model has its own pros and cons, so it’s important…

California Bridge Collapse May Delay Freight, Raise Shipping Costs – Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

ENLARGE The shutdown of a portion of an interstate highway between California and Arizona after a flash flood collapsed a bridge could raise shipping costs and delay deliveries for retailers and other shippers in the coming weeks. The 100-mile stretch of the Interstate 10, which carries more than 25,000 cars and trucks daily—nearly a third of them commercial vehicles—was closed indefinitely after a deluge of water, mud and rocks flushed…

US latecomer Kasich touts experience as he joins Republican field – Reuters

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio Republican John Kasich touted his decades of political experience in Washington and the U.S. heartland as he made a relatively late entry to the 2016 race for the White House on Tuesday. Kasich, the popular governor of Ohio and a former leading U.S. congressman, is likely to be the last prominent Republican to enter the field, which is now up to 16 candidates. He needs to make a…

Donald Trump gave out Lindsey Graham’s personal cell number to America – CNN

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

(CNN)Speaking in front of hundreds at a rally in South Carolina on Tuesday, Donald Trump read a number he said people could use to reach South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham’s private cell phone. Trump and Graham have engaged in an ongoing feud in the past few days as they battle for the Republican presidential nomination. In Trump’s speech Tuesday, he called Graham an “idiot,” after Graham called him a “jackass,”…

Walker’s super PAC rivals Cruz’s, as total funds raised approaches $400M – Christian Science Monitor

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Candidates on both sides of the 2016 presidential election have raised a total of almost $400 million so far this year, USA Today reported. The super PACs backing former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) have amassed the most money so far in the race, but Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker soared up to third place just over a week after entering the race. The sheer…

Michael Adegbite ‘stabbed to death after going to sell laptop to man on … – Daily Mail

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Michael Adegbite, 28, sold his MacBook to a man using listings website When he turned up to hand over computer three youths tried to rob him Adegbite, also a model and football coach, was stabbed in confrontation Relatives paid tribute to the university graduate who had mentored vulnerable children  By Hugo Gye for MailOnline Published: 09:17 EST, 21 July 2015 | Updated: 10:13 EST, 21 July 2015 A teaching assistant…

San Mateo: Several laptops stolen from cafe in coordinated heist – San Jose … – San Jose Mercury News

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

SAN MATEO – San Mateo police today released images of a group of men who stole three laptops from customers in a downtown San Mateo café earlier this month, according to police. The three suspects walked into Kaffeehaus, in the first block of E. Third Avenue, on July 6 around 2 p.m. and walked up to the counter to briefly ask about prices, police said. They subsequently walked together toward…

From a Remote Laptop, Hackers Hijack a Jeep – Digits – WSJ – Wall Street Journal (blog)

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

By Danny Yadron CONNECT The iconic Jeep brand has weathered World War II, several changes in ownership and the auto industry collapse of 2008. But current proprietor Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is having a rough time with two hackers in the Midwest. On Tuesday, the auto maker criticized two security researchers for showing publicly how they could take control of a Jeep Cherokee’s air conditioning, stereo and engine from a laptop many…

Acer Aspire R 13 review: A convertible laptop done right | PCWorld – PCWorld

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

I’ve given Acer grief over some of its products in the past, mostly its cheap and often poorly-realized Iconia stuff. But give the company its due: When the design team has a good day, it produces some excellent laptops. A prime example is the Aspire R 13, a fast ultrabook with long run time and a versatile dual-hinge mount that lets you rotate and re-orient the touchscreen display in a…

Save 42 Percent on 1080p Dell Latitude 15 3550 Laptop | PCMag.com – PC Magazine

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

If you’re looking for an affordable laptop that doesn’t compromise on horsepower or battery life, check out the 15.6-inch Latitude 15 3550 from Dell. While it normally retails for about $1,370, you can save $579.50 when you use coupon codes “SAVE100” and “SAVE35” together in your shopping cart. Get this deal Internally, this configuration features a fifth-generation, dual-core 2.4GHz Intel Core i7 CPU, a…