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Yahoo Lands NFL’s First Internet-Only Broadcast – The MMQB

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

In 1964, NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle convinced CBS to pay $16 million for the rights to regular-season and playoff games for the 1964 and 1965 NFL seasons. That was double what any network was paying to telecast pro football at that time, and the sports world shook with what was happening. Today, a half-century later, the NFL will announce a deal with an internet company that, on the surface, won’t…

What an eyeful: Apple’s cut price 27in iMac with Retina Display – The Register

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Review The last time Apple released a ‘more affordable’ iMac it turned out to be a damp squib of a thing that fully merited the oft-hurled criticism about Apple kit being over-priced and under-powered. I was, therefore, a bit worried when Apple announced a less expensive version of the 27-inch iMac With Retina 5K Display. Lower cost graphics card and a hard disk drive keep the price down on this…

Man held in Boston terrorism probe due in court, report alleges beheading plan – Reuters

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

BOSTON A Massachusetts man detained under a terrorism probe faces charges in federal court on Wednesday, federal prosecutors said, as local media reported the man and an associate who police shot dead on Tuesday had planned to try to behead a police officer. Police arrested the man, named as David Wright by a spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Carmen Ortiz, in Everett, outside Boston. He is due to face…

Tour Guide Desperately Tried to Save Katherine Chappell from South African … – ABC News

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

The tour guide who was driving with the American woman who was mauled to death by a lion suffered serious injuries and a heart attack while trying to fend off the big cat and then desperately tried to save her, despite an arriving worker’s refusal to help, according to a dramatic new account by the tour company. The statement also says the woman, Katherine Chappell, lowered her window to take…

420 people still missing in boat disaster in China – Washington Post

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

BEIJING — Divers battled submerged debris and crews sliced into the upturned hull of a Chinese cruise liner Wednesday in a last-ditch hunt for survivors two days after the ship capsized with 456 people aboard. Just 14 people are known to have survived the disaster on the Yangtze River. At least 19 bodies have been recovered, leaving more than 420 people unaccounted for — most of whom were retirement-age tourists…

‘Family Guy’ predicted Caitlyn Jenner news back in 2009 – Fox News

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Normally the adult cartoon series “Family Guy” crafts its plotlines by mirroring buzzed about pop culture moments and mocking them relentlessly. But when it comes to the Caitlyn Jenner news, it seems “Family Guy” was way ahead of its time. A clip from 2009 has resurfaced in which “Family Guy” characters Stewie and Brian discuss Bruce Jenner, who made headlines this week with a Vanity Fair cover revealing a new…

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg Talks About Returning to Life After Husband’s Death – ABC News

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg opened up for the first time about the difficulty of returning to work and life after her husband died last month, saying she is 30 years “sadder” and “wiser” in the last 30 days of religious mourning. “For me, starting the transition back to work has been a savior, a chance to feel useful and connected,” she wrote in a Facebook post. “But I…

Gigabyte Updates Gaming Laptops With Broadwell And Details New Aorus Models – AnandTech

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

With today’s launch of the quad-core Broadwell laptop parts, there are going to be a lot of devices making the jump over to the new CPU. Pretty much the entire lineup from Gigabyte is getting some attention today, with plenty of news in their P Series lineup. There are a lot of products from Gigabyte moving to the Core i7-5700HQ processor, which is a 2.7-3.5 GHz quad-core…

Yahoo Lands NFL’s First Internet-Only Broadcast – The MMQB

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

In 1964, NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle convinced CBS to pay $16 million for the rights to regular-season and playoff games for the 1964 and 1965 NFL seasons. That was double what any network was paying to telecast pro football at that time, and the sports world shook with what was happening. Today, a half-century later, the NFL will announce a deal with an internet company that, on the surface, won’t…

EXCLUSIVE: House Committee Knows Of Hillary Email Server Whistleblower – Daily Caller

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform recently heard new information that could blow the lid off of the Hillary Clinton private email server scandal and shed new light on a consulting job Huma Abedin held while working as Clinton’s aide at the State Department. The Daily Caller learned of a three-hour May 1 meeting two State Department whistleblowers held with the general counsel and staffers for the…

Holy SSH-it! Microsoft promises secure logins for Windows PowerShell – The Register

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Microsoft has finally decided to add support for SSH to PowerShell, allowing people to log into Windows systems and use software remotely over an encrypted connection. Users of Linux, the BSDs, and other operating systems, will know all about OpenSSH and its usefulness in connecting machines in a secure way to execute commands and transfer data. And soon Windows PowerShell – the command-line shell and scripting language – can be…

Pocket is now the default read-it-later app in Firefox – The Verge

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Pocket is one of the best browser extensions out there, but that’s no longer the case on Firefox — because it’s now part of the browser itself. Mozilla announced on Tuesday that Pocket will now come built into its browser, making it easy for people to start saving articles to read later on. It works pretty much the same as Pocket always has: it places a button beside the search bar, and…

Microsoft’s update IE mandate pushes people to Chrome – Computerworld

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Rather than follow Microsoft’s mandate to update older editions of Internet Explorer (IE) by January, a significant chunk of IE’s users switched to Google’s Chrome browser instead, data released Monday showed. In August 2014, Microsoft suddenly told most IE users that they needed to be running IE11 by Jan. 12, 2016, or face a shut-off of security updates for their frequently-patched browsers. After that date, Microsoft will support IE9 only…

Interpol Issues Alerts for 6, a Day After Sepp Blatter Resigns – New York Times

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

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The Patriot Act – The Economist (blog)

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

AFTER missing its deadline on Sunday, the Senate met on June 2nd to pass the USA Freedom Act, which replaces and reforms a lapsed provision of the Patriot Act, the law that regulates America’s snooping. Lawmakers largely avoided debate over sundry amendments, ensuring the same bill passed by the House last month is now headed to Barack Obama, who is expected to sign it into law. This was a blow…

As Hopes Dim for Yangtze Survivors, China Keeps Information Under Wraps – New York Times

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

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Iowa Poll: Clinton, Bush as advisers? Iowans OK – USA TODAY

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Hillary and Bill Clinton were guests at Sen. Tom Harkin’s final Harkin Steak Fry on Sept. 14, 2014, in Indianola, Iowa.(Photo: Bryon Houlgrave, The Des Moines Register) DES MOINES, Iowa — The vast majority of Iowa Democrats likely to caucus in 2016 like the idea of a President Hillary Clinton looking to her husband, Bill Clinton, for advice. Most likely Republican caucusgoers like the idea of a President Jeb Bush…

Man arrested after Boston terror suspect shot dead – USA TODAY

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

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Microsoft’s update IE mandate pushes people to Chrome – Computerworld

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Rather than follow Microsoft’s mandate to update older editions of Internet Explorer (IE) by January, a significant chunk of IE’s users switched to Google’s Chrome browser instead, data released Monday showed. In August 2014, Microsoft suddenly told most IE users that they needed to be running IE11 by Jan. 12, 2016, or face a shut-off of security updates for their frequently-patched browsers. After that date, Microsoft will support IE9 only…

Microsoft working on new service to provide Wi-Fi for users everywhere – The Verge

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Clearly making users more productive means providing internet access no matter where they go. According toVentureBeat, the software company is currently developing a cross-platform service that will offer “hassle-free” Wi-Fi around the world. The new service, called Microsoft WiFi, was first seen online by Twitter user WalkingCat — who also first noticed the OneClip app — and the site has since been replaced with a “Coming Soon” graphic. However, in a statement sent…