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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…

Internet protocol from 1989 leaves data vulnerable to hijackers – Washington Post

Monday, June 01, 2015

Warnings about the risks inherent in BGP are almost as old as the protocol itself. “I knew that routing security was a problem,” Columbia University computer scientist Steven M. Bellovin said. “Seeing this conceptually is fairly easy and straightforward. Sorting it out in terms of the engineering is fiendishly difficult.” Rekhter, an immigrant to the United States who once played in an underground rock band in the Soviet Union, said…

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…

For Swapped Taliban Prisoners From Guantánamo Bay, Few Doors to Exit Qatar – New York Times

Monday, June 01, 2015

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Patriot Act provisions expire as Senate compromise comes late – USA TODAY

Monday, June 01, 2015

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Beau Biden prosecuted one of the worst pedophiles in American history – Washington Post

Monday, June 01, 2015

Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden (D) in 2010, not long before the conviction of serial pedophile Earl Bradley. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Warning: This article contains graphic depictions of sexual abuse. In 2010, just five years before his death this weekend, the time was never better for Beau Biden to make a run for the U.S. Senate. He was performing well as Delaware’s attorney general; his father, Joe Biden, had left Capitol…

Vietnam, US discuss land reclamation in South China Sea – Reuters

Monday, June 01, 2015

HANOI U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter discussed his call for an end to island-building in the South China Sea in talks on Monday with his Vietnamese counterpart, who said Vietnam had not expanded its islands but had done work to prevent wave erosion. The response appeared to fall short of the immediate halt to land reclamation activity and further militarization of the islands that Carter sought in an initial appeal…

Kerry grounded after bike accident, but how long? – Washington Post

Monday, June 01, 2015

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