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Gloucester residents express need for better, more accessible Internet service – Daily Press

Saturday, July 18, 2015

GLOUCESTER – When Chris Hall talks to a potential tenant about his rental property in Hayes, he has to include a conversation about Internet access — it’s lacking. “People these days assume that every house has high-speed Internet, so I have to let potential tenants know the situation,” said Hall, who lives in Gloucester. Hall’s rental home located on Piney Swamp Road struggles, like many places in the county, to…

Reddit’s Future Is the Future of the Internet – Wired

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Reddit’s been through a hell of a ride lately. It started with an update to the site’s offensive content policy in May which led several weeks later to the banning of five hate-themed forums, a.k.a. subreddits. Over the Fourth of July holiday, the site largely went dark in a coordinated action by many of Reddit’s volunteer moderators to protest the firing of a popular company employee. Interim CEO Ellen Pao stepped down days later following withering…

Family Troubles Before Killings in Chattanooga – New York Times

Saturday, July 18, 2015

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Southern California wildfire that jumped interstate, forcing drivers to flee … – Fox News

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Bystanders look on along Interstate 15 on the Cajon Pass, Friday, July 17, 2015, near San Bernadino, Calif., as a fast-moving wildfire swept across the Southern California freeway, destroying numerous vehicles and sending motorists running to safety before burning at least five homes. (Arsenio Alcantar via AP) (The Associated Press) In this frame from video provided by NBC4, smoke rises from vehicles as a fast-moving wildfire swept across a freeway Friday,…

Nuclear deal will not change Iran’s relations with US: supreme leader – Reuters

Saturday, July 18, 2015

DUBAI/BEIRUT Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday the nuclear deal with world powers did not signal any wider shift in Iran’s relationship with Washington or its policies in the Middle East. The agreement struck this week was met with celebrations in the streets of Tehran as many Iranians anticipated it would allow the economy, battered by years of sanctions, to stabilize and make their daily lives easier….

Palace fumes over 1930s Nazi salute clip – USA TODAY

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Queen Elizabeth II visits the Abbey Leisure Centre in Barking as part of celebrations to mark Barking and Dagenham’s 50th anniversary as a London Borough on July 16, in Barking, London, United Kingdom.(Photo: WPA Pool, Getty Images) Buckingham Palace is incensed with The Sun after the British tabloid published a 1930s home movie showing the future Queen Elizabeth II practicing the Nazi salute alongside her mother, sister and uncle. Headlined…

Tennessee gunman first radicalized, now idolized by Internet jihadists | Fox News – Fox News

Saturday, July 18, 2015

U.S. investigators aren’t ready to conclude that Thursday’s murder of four Marines was an act of terrorism, but terrorists are. Dozens of Twitter accounts spewing jihadist bile have placed Mohammad Abdulazeez’s bearded face as their main images, and tweets believed to have been sent out by Islamic State radicals and sympathizers have proclaimed him a martyr. And according to one top federal official, the posthumous praise for the sick slaughter…

Microsoft has hit the ecosystem wall – Engadget – Engadget

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Last week’s announcement that Microsoft would scale back its smartphone efforts was a clarifying moment. The resulting smartphone segments that the company will play in—which it calls business, value, and flagship—mirror those of its Surface tablets. In an email to employees explaining the change, Satya Nadella noted: “We are moving from a strategy to grow a stand-alone phone business to a strategy to grow and create a vibrant Windows ecosystem…

China Looks to Regulate Internet Finance – WSJ – Wall Street Journal

Saturday, July 18, 2015

BEIJING—China’s government issued guidelines to regulate fast-growing Internet finance, aiming to address risks exposed by the recent stock market turmoil, while pledging to support the sector in directing financing to small businesses and entrepreneurs. The guidelines, posted on the central bank’s website Saturday, call for closer supervision of the sector. Chiefly, they clarify the division of responsibilities among the welter of…

How to squeeze more battery life from your Linux laptop | PCWorld – PCWorld

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Linux has a lot of advantages, but long battery life on a laptop isn’t usually one of them. Manufacturers optimize their device drivers to work best on Windows, and while a laptop may perform just as well with Linux as on Windows, it will often eat through the battery more quickly. New versions of the Linux kernel have improved power-saving this in the past and hopefully will in the future,…

Reddit’s Future Is the Future of the Internet | WIRED – Wired

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Reddit’s been through a hell of a ride lately. It started with an update to the site’s offensive content policy in May which led several weeks later to the banning of five hate-themed forums, a.k.a. subreddits. Over the Fourth of July holiday, the site largely went dark in a coordinated action by many of Reddit’s volunteer moderators to protest the firing of a popular company employee. Interim CEO Ellen Pao stepped down days later following withering…

Hundreds Attend Interfaith Memorial for Slain Marines – Voice of America

Saturday, July 18, 2015

CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE— More than 1,000 people attended an interfaith memorial service Friday in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to mourn the shooting deaths of four Marines a day before. Held at Olivet Baptist Church Friday evening, the program began with the crowd giving a standing ovation as a speaker repeatedly said, “We are Chattanooga strong!” Members of the city’s Islamic community sat in pews among the crowd as…

Iran’s supreme leader says nuke deal won’t change policy on US – Fox News

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Saturday that a historic nuclear deal reached with world powers earlier this week won’t have any effect on Iran’s policy toward the U.S. Khamenei said in a televised speech that U.S. policy in the Middle East runs counter to Tehran’s strategy and that Iran will continue to support its allies in the Middle East including the Lebanese, Hezbollah, Palestinian resistance groups and the…

Seven charged over escape of Chapo Guzman – Telegraph.co.uk

Saturday, July 18, 2015

The opening of the escape tunnel used by ‘El Chapo’ The seven were taken to prison on Friday night. Their charges were not given, but if they are charged with assisting a prisoner to escape they could face 20 years in prison. “We are going after all those involved, and after everyone who betrayed the country,” said Miguel Angel Osorio Chung, the interior minister. Guzman’s second escape from what is…

Drones Delay Efforts to Fight North Fire in Southern California – ABC News

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Efforts to battle a fast-moving wildfire that swept across a Southern California freeway — destroying more than a dozen vehicles and sending motorists scampering to safety — were delayed because of five drones flying in the area. Firefighting planes were grounded for 26 minutes Friday as officials were afraid the planes would collide with the drones, said U.S. Forest Service spokesman Lee Beyer. The fire started about 2:30 p.m. in…

Sandra Bland: Who was she, and what happened to her in a Texas jail? (+video) – Christian Science Monitor

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Sandra Bland was minutes away from her prospective new workplace when she was pulled over by police on a rural Texas highway. Police say she was arrested after being “combative” on the side of the road, and she was taken to county jail. Three days later, she was found dead in her cell. Waller County police arrested Ms. Bland, a young black woman, last Friday and she was found dead…

How to squeeze more battery life from your Linux laptop – PCWorld

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Linux has a lot of advantages, but long battery life on a laptop isn’t usually one of them. Manufacturers optimize their device drivers to work best on Windows, and while a laptop may perform just as well with Linux as on Windows, it will often eat through the battery more quickly. New versions of the Linux kernel have improved power-saving this in the past and hopefully will in the future,…

Dell XPS 13 Continues To Be Called An Apple MacBook Air And MacBook Pro … – The Inquisitr

Saturday, July 18, 2015

The Dell XPS 13 is the surprise Windows notebook of 2015. When first released, the International Business Times called it an Apple MacBook Pro killer. BGR cuts to the chase and says that the XPS 13 is better than the MacBook Air. “I can say that the new Dell XPS 13 is good enough to pry a MacBook from my — albeit animate — hands. I’ve been using the redesigned…

Buyer’s Guide: Discounts on iMac, iPad Air 2, Apple Accessories, BioShock … – Mac Rumors

Saturday, July 18, 2015

It’s the middle of summer and we’re in between holidays, so deals this week are not super impressive, unless you’re looking for an older MacBook Air or Retina MacBook Pro. There are some acceptable discounts on the iPad Air 2, but not as good as we’ve seen in the past, and there are also a few models of the iMac available at reasonable prices. This week, we’ve teamed up with…