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Dell’s affordable Ubuntu-powered Inspiron laptops take aim at Chromebooks – PCWorld

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Dell has been expanding their line of Linux laptops in recent months, offering Ubuntu editions of a MacBook Pro competitor and the XPS 13 thin – and – light ultrabook. But those two particular notebooks are pricey. If you’re looking for something cheaper, you’re in luck—Dell recently rolled out several inexpensive Ubuntu laptops that compete with Chromebooks and cheap Windows laptops. Inspiron 14 3000 Series The Inspiron 14 3000 Series…

Divided SEC Reaches Compromise in Computer Sciences Case – New York Times

Saturday, June 06, 2015

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The Internet of Things Is Changing How We Manage Customer Relationships – blogs.hbr.org (blog)

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Just as it’s hard to remember what life was like before the iPhone, it can be hard to remember business before there was CRM software — back when you still had to explain that it stood for “customer relationship management.” Today, CRM pervades the way many companies track and measure how they interact with other organizations, across many departments: marketing, sales, customer service, support, and others. CRM made it possible to…

Why Is Windows 10 Launch In July ’15 Vital For Microsoft? – Forbes

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Microsoft announced that it will release Windows 10 on July 29. Furthermore, it said that the OS will be a free update for users running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 on PCs or notebooks for the first year. In the initial phase, the adoption among beta tester was strong; however, it remains to be seen whether it will gain traction with general users. Since the company’s suite of products and devices…

See if Microsoft thinks you’re someone else’s twin – The Verge

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Microsoft is following up its enormously popular website that guesses your age with another new tool it’s calling Twins or Not. It’s pretty simple: you upload two photos, and Microsoft’s machine learning will judge how similar the people in both shots look. It then chooses a final score ranging from 0 to 100. According to Microsoft’s Mat Velloso, Twins Or Not took a total of four hours to create using a combination…

Microsoft Knows Exactly Where Intel’s Future Is – Wired

Saturday, June 06, 2015

This week, Microsoft researcher Doug Burger received more than his usual share of email. On Monday, Intel told the world it was spending $16.7 billion in cash to acquire a company called Altera. And perhaps more than anyone, Burger understands why this deal makes sense for the world’s largest chip maker. At Microsoft, he cooked up a new way of powering the company’s Bing search engine using the low-power programmable…

Buyer’s Guide: Discounts on MacBook Air, iMac, Apple Accessories, and More – Mac Rumors

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off next Monday, but there’s no reason to wait to make a purchase of a new iPad or Mac — Apple isn’t expected to introduce any new hardware at the event, instead focusing on software and services. Deals this week are decent, but there aren’t many discounts on iPads to be had. There are a couple iMac deals worth checking out if you’ve been considering…

Exclusive: Woman Says Dennis Hastert Abused Her Brother in High School – ABC News

Saturday, June 06, 2015

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China ship disaster death toll jumps, company says sorry – Reuters

Saturday, June 06, 2015

JIANLI, China The death toll from a Chinese cruise ship which capsized during a storm in the Yangtze River jumped to 331 on Saturday, leaving around 100 still missing, as the boat operator apologized and said it would cooperate with investigations. Only 14 survivors, one of them the captain, have been found after the ship carrying 456 overturned in a freak tornado on Monday night. Rescuers are searching the cabin…

Eight Taliban Acquitted in Attack on Malala Yousafzai – Wall Street Journal

Saturday, June 06, 2015

1:06   Hilsenrath: Fed Is Managing Expectations on Rate Hike 6/5/2015 3:02PM WSJ Chief Economics Correspondent Jon Hilsenrath explains that the Federal Reserve, which is expected to wait several months to raise interest rates, is focused on managing Wall Street’s expectations.

GOP Says Clinton Dividing Americans Over Voting Rights – ABC News

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Republicans struck back Friday against Hillary Rodham Clinton’s suggestions that they have attempted to disenfranchise voters systematically. They accused the Democratic presidential front-runner of running a divisive campaign and favoring lax controls on voting. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a potential GOP presidential candidate, said in Concord, New Hampshire, that Clinton didn’t know “the first thing about voting rights in New Jersey,” and simply wanted to have an opportunity to…

Jill, Jessa say the release of Josh Duggar’s police report is a ‘re-victimization’ – Washington Post

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Watch the latest video at <a href=”http://video.foxnews.com”>video.foxnews.com</a> Jessa Seewald came to the defense of her oldest brother, Josh Duggar, on Friday in an interview with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly. “I do want to speak up in his defense against people who are calling him a child molester or a pedophile or a rapist,” Seewald said, “I’m like that is so overboard and a lie really. I mean people get mad…

Dell’s affordable Ubuntu-powered Inspiron laptops take aim at Chromebooks – PCWorld

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Dell has been expanding their line of Linux laptops in recent months, offering Ubuntu editions of a MacBook Pro competitor and the XPS 13 thin – and – light ultrabook. But those two particular notebooks are pricey. If you’re looking for something cheaper, you’re in luck—Dell recently rolled out several inexpensive Ubuntu laptops that compete with Chromebooks and cheap Windows laptops. Inspiron 14 3000 Series The Inspiron 14 3000 Series…

Review: Holly Herndon, With Laptops, at the Wick – New York Times

Saturday, June 06, 2015

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Gigabyte’s Aorus X5: The most powerful 15-inch gaming laptop ever? (hands-on) – Pocket-lint.com

Saturday, June 06, 2015

The Gigabyte Aorus X5 is billed as “Earth’s most powerful 15-inch” laptop in the company’s official literature. That’s a bold statement for any manufacturer to claim and so Pocket-lint went to have a look at this gaming behemoth at this year’s Computex show in Taipei. Does the X5 live up to the hype? Let’s start with the basics: the Gigabyte Aorus X5 is a gaming laptop that you could get…

Google Chrome Browser Gets Massive Performance Boost – Forbes

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Love or hate Chrome, few will deny it is brutal on laptop battery life. But that might be about to change… ‘Better battery life for your laptop’ is a fascinating new post on Chrome’s official blog page and in it Google software engineer and ‘power conservationist’ Tommy Li claims the team have made a major breakthrough which “significantly reduces power consumption”. Flash Focus Perhaps unsurprisingly the target is Adobe Flash…

Apple is having its Microsoft moment – CNNMoney

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Apple is now where Microsoft used to be. Devices are buggy, and computer researchers want the company to take security more seriously. So much for the argument “Apple computers are safer and bug-free.” It’s not true. We’re accustomed to annoying glitches in PCs. But the past few years have shown that Macs, iPads and iPhones have them too. So far in 2015, five major flaws have affected Apple products. Just…

Firefox OS in flux as Mozilla loses technology chief to startup – CNET

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Former Mozilla CTO Andreas Gal Mozilla Mozilla, best known for its Firefox browser and operating system, has lost the man responsible for the core technologies of both products. Chief Technology Officer Andreas Gal has left Mozilla after nearly seven years to launch a startup that hopes to provide the computing brains for the Internet of Things — a broad idea that involves providing everything from traffic signals to door locks…

See if Microsoft thinks you’re someone else’s twin – The Verge

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Microsoft is following up its enormously popular website that guesses your age with another new tool it’s calling Twins or Not. It’s pretty simple: you upload two photos, and Microsoft’s machine learning will judge how similar the people in both shots look. It then chooses a final score ranging from 0 to 100. According to Microsoft’s Mat Velloso, Twins Or Not took a total of four hours to create using a combination…

Microsoft Knows Exactly Where Intel’s Future Is – Wired

Saturday, June 06, 2015

This week, Microsoft researcher Doug Burger received more than his usual share of email. On Monday, Intel told the world it was spending $16.7 billion in cash to acquire a company called Altera. And perhaps more than anyone, Burger understands why this deal makes sense for the world’s largest chip maker. At Microsoft, he cooked up a new way of powering the company’s Bing search engine using the low-power programmable…