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ET deals: Lenovo T450s 14-inch laptop for $702 – ExtremeTech

Monday, June 01, 2015

For a limited time, Lenovo is offering the 14-inch T450s laptop at a greatly reduced price. With a new Broadwell processor, an HD web cam, and incredible battery life, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to see just how affordable this portable powerhouse really is. And when you use today’s coupon code, you’ll end up saving over 32% off the initial asking price. Lenovo T450s 900p 14-inch laptop for $701.55 (List price:…

Microsoft Says Windows 10 Will Arrive on July 29 – Wired

Monday, June 01, 2015

Microsoft plans to release its new Windows 10 operating system on July 29. Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s vice president of operating systems, revealed the release date this morning with a blog post. Previously, the company had said Windows 10 would arrive sometime in the summer. According to the company, the new OS will reach 190 countries across the globe in 111 languages. Microsoft unveiled an early version of Windows 10 in…

Apple 1 Computer Donated in California Worth Thousands – U.S. News & World Report

Monday, June 01, 2015

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Microsoft is reportedly buying another great app: Wunderlist – The Verge

Monday, June 01, 2015

Microsoft keeps buying some of the best third-party apps on iOS and Android. After scooping up Acompli (quickly rebranded to Outlook) and then calendar app Sunrise, the company has now apparently set its sights on Wunderlist. The Wall Street Journal reports that Microsoft has agreed to acquire 6Wunderkinder GmbH, the Germany-based startup that created and develops Wunderlist, for a price somewhere between $100 million and $200 million. The deal hasn’t yet been finalized and…

China’s internet police are coming out of the shadows to purify the web – Quartz

Monday, June 01, 2015

China is publicly deploying its cyber police to “purify the internet” of illegal and harmful information. According to China’s ministry of public security this weekend, “internet police” from 50 Chinese cities and locales are opening accounts on various Chinese social media platforms where they will openly patrol the internet for cyber crimes (link in Chinese) from defamation and gambling and selling drugs, to “picking quarrels and provoking trouble.” Internet police accounts of Shiyan in Hubei…

The Internet’s founders saw its promise – Washington Post

Monday, June 01, 2015

There also was an explicitly military component. Cerf had a “personal goal,” he said years later, of proving the viability of Baran’s vision of a communication system resilient enough to help the nation recover from a nuclear attack. That idea fueled a series of exercises in which digital radios made TCP/IP connections in increasingly complex scenarios. The most ambitious tests sought to mimic “Operation Looking Glass,” a Cold War campaign…

Dual core? That’s so 2005! Your next laptop should have a quad – Digital Trends

Monday, June 01, 2015

Only two of the top 20 systems on Amazon’s best-selling notebook list have a quad-core processor, and less than a quarter of all notebooks listed on Newegg have more than two cores. This has been true for as long as multi-core chips have been available, and it’s not likely to change any time soon. But the most popular choice isn’t always correct. Over the past few years I’ve noticed that notebooks…

High-end 2015 MacBook Pro is compatible with Dell’s 5K monitor – TechnoBuffalo

Monday, June 01, 2015

Apple’s brand new 15-inch MacBook Pro is the first and only notebook in its lineup that is compatible with Dell’s super-sharp 5K monitor. The Cupertino company confirms support on its website, but there is a catch. If you plan to use Dell’s 27-inch UP2715K monitor with your MacBook Pro, you’re going to need to purchase the high-end model with the AMD Radeon R9 M370X graphics chip, which is priced at $2,499. The entry-level…

SanDisk increases MacBook storage with USB-C external SSD – TechRadar

Monday, June 01, 2015

SanDisk unveiled its Extreme 900 portable solid state drive (SSD) at Computex 2015, one of the first high capacity external drives that will play nice with the USB-C connector on Apple’s latest 12-inch MacBook. The Extreme 900 is also compatible with existing notebooks and desktops with a full-sized USB Type-A connector. “The SanDisk Extreme 900 Portable SSDs are all about performance and capacity. Available in up to 1.92TB, the new…

First Read: Rand Paul Gets an NSA Win — For Now – NBCNews.com

Monday, June 01, 2015

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Kim Kardashian Is Pregnant; Expecting Second Child with Kanye West – ABC News

Monday, June 01, 2015

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are going to be parents for a second time. The reality TV star is expecting a baby, she announced on her reality TV show, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” “I just got the blood test back, and I am pregnant,” she said in a preview for a future episode of the show. Kardashian, 34, and West, 37, welcomed a daughter, North, in June 2013. They…

UPDATE 2-Intel to buy Altera for $16.7 bln to boost data center business – Reuters

Monday, June 01, 2015

* Offer of $54 per share is 10.5 pct premium to Friday close * Altera shares trading at $51.83, Intel rises marginally * Deal is third big one in chip industry this year (Adds details, background) By Lehar Maan June 1 (Reuters) – Intel Corp agreed to buy Altera Corp for $16.7 billion as the world’s biggest chipmaker seeks to make up for slowing demand from the PC industry by…

Justices Reject Bid to Revive Arizona No-Bail Law – ABC News

Monday, June 01, 2015

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an Arizona county’s attempt to reinstate a state law that denies bail to people in the country illegally who are charged with certain crimes. The justices left in place a lower-court ruling that struck down the law that Arizona voters approved in 2006. The law denied bail to immigrants who are in the country illegally and have been charged with a range of felonies…

Qatar extends travel ban on ex-Guantanamo detainees ‘Taliban 5′ – Fox News

Monday, June 01, 2015

Qatar has agreed to temporarily extend travel bans on five senior Taliban leaders released last year from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a State Department official confirmed to Fox News Sunday. The official said the ban would remain in place until diplomatic talks for a longer-term solution are completed. The restrictions had been due to expire on Monday under a May 2014 exchange…

Dual core? That’s so 2005! Your next laptop should have a quad – Digital Trends

Monday, June 01, 2015

Only two of the top 20 systems on Amazon’s best-selling notebook list have a quad-core processor, and less than a quarter of all notebooks listed on Newegg have more than two cores. This has been true for as long as multi-core chips have been available, and it’s not likely to change any time soon. But the most popular choice isn’t always correct. Over the past few years I’ve noticed that notebooks…

China’s internet police are coming out of the shadows to purify the web – Quartz

Monday, June 01, 2015

China is publicly deploying its cyber police to “purify the internet” of illegal and harmful information. According to China’s ministry of public security this weekend, “internet police” from 50 Chinese cities and locales are opening accounts on various Chinese social media platforms where they will openly patrol the internet for cyber crimes (link in Chinese) from defamation and gambling and selling drugs, to “picking quarrels and provoking trouble.” Internet police accounts of Shiyan in Hubei…

Mystery woman donates vintage Apple computer – CBS News

Monday, June 01, 2015

MILPITAS, Calif. – Her electronic waste is someone else’s treasure. A recycling center in the Silicon Valley is looking for an elderly woman who dropped off an old Apple computer that turned out to be a collectible item worth $200,000. The computer was inside boxes of electronics that she had cleaned out from her garage after her husband died, said Victor Gichun, the vice president of Clean Bay Area. The…

Microsoft’s Windows 10 finally has a release date: July 29 – CNET

Monday, June 01, 2015

Nick Statt/CNET Microsoft has set a release date for Windows 10 to arrive in the summer. The software maker announced Monday that it will begin offering its newest software to power PCs and tablets as a free upgrade on July 29. Windows 10 Mobile, the company’s companion software designed to power smartphones, is expected to arrive later this year. Windows 10 will be free for users who have bought a…

The Internet’s founders saw its promise – Washington Post

Monday, June 01, 2015

There also was an explicitly military component. Cerf had a “personal goal,” he said years later, of proving the viability of Baran’s vision of a communication system resilient enough to help the nation recover from a nuclear attack. That idea fueled a series of exercises in which digital radios made TCP/IP connections in increasingly complex scenarios. The most ambitious tests sought to mimic “Operation Looking Glass,” a Cold War campaign…