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Windows 10 Mobile: How Microsoft’s new OS hints at a truly mobile-first future – Neowin

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Earlier this year, Microsoft showed off a new feature in Windows 10 Mobile that allows a person to effectively use their handset as a mini-PC, connected to any compatible display. In fact, that’s pretty much how Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore explained it: “With Continuum for phones, we believe any phone can be your PC.” You can even connect a keyboard and mouse, and when you do, the phone interface transforms into…

Patrick Sharp thanks Blackhawks, fans in full-page newspaper ads – CBSSports.com

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Patrick Sharp thanked the Blackhawks and their fans in a full-page newspaper ad. (USATSI) The trade that ended Patrick Sharp‘s tenure with the Chicago Blackhawks after 10 years was necessary, but painful for the team and its fans. It was probably pretty tough for Sharp, too. Now a member of the Dallas Stars after the trade was completed late Friday night, Sharp didn’t leave Chicago without saying goodbye. The high-scoring…

New York launches its first men’s fashion week – Business Insider

Sunday, July 12, 2015

© AFP/File Giuseppe CacaceNew York plays catch up with Europe in launching its first men’s fashion week, a four-day showcase for US spring/summer 2016 collections including big-name labels like Calvin Klein New York (AFP) – New York plays catch up with Europe in launching its first men’s fashion week Monday, a four-day showcase for US spring/summer 2016 collections in an rapidly expanding market. Big-name labels Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Michael…

A divided Europe squares off on Greece’s future – Washington Post

Sunday, July 12, 2015

ATHENS — Bitterly divided European officials were trying to salvage hopes Sunday of averting an imminent financial collapse in Greece, squaring off in a fresh round of talks over how or whether to give this Mediterranean nation its third bailout in five years.  The meeting set up a day that could rapidly define the future of the world’s most ambitious currency union, the euro. Meeting in Brussels, finance ministers from…

Mexican Drug Lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman Again Escapes From Prison – ABC News

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has escaped from a maximum security prison for the second time. Guzman, who led the Sinaloa Cartel, escaped from a prison outside Mexico City shortly before 9 p.m. local time Saturday, the Mexican National Security Commission said in a statement today. He was last seen on video surveillance going to the showers. Having not seen him for some time, prison personnel checked his…

Ongoing Iran nuclear talks approach make-or-break point – Washington Post

Sunday, July 12, 2015

VIENNA — Diplomats at the Iran nuclear talks indicated a repeatedly delayed decision on an agreement was in the making, as Secretary of State John F. Kerry took the morning off to attend Mass at a Vienna cathedral. As Kerry left his hotel to get into a limousine to attend a 40-minute Latin Mass at St. Stephen’s Cathedral, he told reporters his talks with the Iranian foreign minister, which went…

Donald Trump’s immigration stance divides, inflames and inspires – Los Angeles Times

Sunday, July 12, 2015

For Mark Ulatowski, the opportunity to see Donald Trump — brash, fiery and unapologetic as ever — was well worth the three-hour drive north from his home near the U.S.-Mexico border. “He speaks to me. He speaks to a lot of us, because he speaks the truth,” said Ulatowski, a U.S. Army veteran who made the trek Saturday to see the real estate mogul turned reality television star, and now…

Pope Francis to give open-air Mass in Paraguayan slum – CTV News

Sunday, July 12, 2015

ASUNCION, Paraguay — Pope Francis will put into practice his insistence that the world’s poor not be left on the margins of society by visiting a slum outside Asuncion on the final day of his three-country South American tour. Francis has spent much of the past week — and before that much of his pontificate — railing about the injustices of the global capitalist system that he says idolizes money…

Windows 10 Mobile: How Microsoft’s new OS hints at a truly mobile-first future – Neowin

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Earlier this year, Microsoft showed off a new feature in Windows 10 Mobile that allows a person to effectively use their handset as a mini-PC, connected to any compatible display. In fact, that’s pretty much how Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore explained it: “With Continuum for phones, we believe any phone can be your PC.” You can even connect a keyboard and mouse, and when you do, the phone interface transforms into…

This Stunning Fashion Show Is Every Fangirl’s Dream Come True – POPSUGAR

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Every year at San Diego’s Comic-Con International, attendees bust out their most impressive cosplay creations. From wearing bright contacts to walking on stilts all day, nothing is off-limits for passionate geeks. But it takes an entirely different kind of passion and creativity to construct a runway-ready couture gown inspired by nerd-dom — which is why Her Universe and Hot Topic launched a geek-chic fashion show for the convention. At this…

New York launches its first men’s fashion week – Business Insider

Sunday, July 12, 2015

© AFP/File Giuseppe CacaceNew York plays catch up with Europe in launching its first men’s fashion week, a four-day showcase for US spring/summer 2016 collections including big-name labels like Calvin Klein New York (AFP) – New York plays catch up with Europe in launching its first men’s fashion week Monday, a four-day showcase for US spring/summer 2016 collections in an rapidly expanding market. Big-name labels Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Michael…

Berlin Fashion Week was so Berlin: sensibly wild, and yet wildly sensible – Quartz

Sunday, July 12, 2015

The sun emerged just as the first model appeared in the runway entrance at designer Marina Hoermanseder’s Spring 2016 show, in the back garden of Berlin’s Kronprinzenpalais (Crown Prince’s Palace) on July 10. In stiletto heels that tipped her onto her toes, and a bell-shaped skirt of hard, molded leather, she looked like a ballerina emerging from a music box. The models that followed revealed a pastel-hued collection that included…

Fashion design in China: ‘The trick is to embrace the chaos’ – The Guardian

Sunday, July 12, 2015

One evening in the mid-1990s, Masha Ma lay in her bedroom in Beijing and pored over a Chinese edition of Dante’s Inferno featuring Botticelli’s early illustrations. It disturbed her, and not just because she was 12 years old at the time. “The Chinese translation made the text sound like a happy Sunday outing, but the drawings depicted a bloody nightmare,” says the Central Saint Martins graduate who is now China’s…

Clothing optional: Thousands attempt skinny-dip record – USA TODAY

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Skinny Dippers in AZ try to help break national record at Shangri La Ranch in New River.

Donald Trump tries to rally ‘silent majority’ in bid for US president – Times LIVE

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Trump had less to say about immigration, the topic on which his comments have garnered so much attention, than about those who have criticized him. For more than an hour, he ticked through a list of businesses and candidates who have tried to censure him since his long-shot campaign began three weeks ago and made light of their practices and intelligence. “How can I be tied with this guy?” Trump…

S.C. removes Confederate flag – Philly.com

Sunday, July 12, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina pulled the Confederate flag from its place of honor at the Statehouse on Friday, marking a milestone in how America commemorates the war that tore the United States apart 150 years ago. Many people believed the rebel banner would fly forever in the first state to leave the Union, despite bitter feelings that remained after the flag was demoted from atop…

Union endorses Clinton campaign – Philly.com

Sunday, July 12, 2015

WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton has won the endorsement of the American Federation of Teachers. It’s the first major labor union to make an endorsement in the 2016 presidential campaign. Randi Weingarten, union president, said in a statement Saturday that Clinton is the “champion working families need in the White House.” The endorsement was widely expected. The union supported Clinton’s primary campaign in 2008 and Weingarten…

Francis carries message of hope to Bolivian prison – Philly.com

Sunday, July 12, 2015

ASUNCION, Paraguay – Pope Francis began the third and final leg of his South American pilgrimage Friday by honoring Paraguay’s women after leaving the most outcast members of Bolivian society – inmates at its notorious Palmasola prison – with a message of hope and solidarity. Francis has sought to encourage the poorest and most marginal during his three-nation trip, and his stop in Paraguay will showcase…

Greece debt crisis: Eurozone to resume ‘difficult’ talks – BBC News

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem said Saturday’s talks had been “difficult” Eurozone finance ministers are due to resume crunch talks in Brussels on a bailout deal for Greece. Nine hours of talks on Saturday ended without agreement and Eurogroup leader Jeroen Dijsselbloem described negotiations as “very difficult”. Ministers have expressed scepticism Greece will implement the austerity measures it has proposed. They have little time to produce a working plan ready for…

Cameras Catch Thief in Forest Lake Stuffing Laptop into His Pants – KSTP.com

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Updated: 07/11/2015 10:19 PM Created: 07/11/2015 9:32 PM KSTP.com By: Tyler Berg A Forest Lake computer store owner is asking for help after a thief stole a laptop Wednesday. Troy Stanton, the owner of Rolltex Computers, said a man came into his store Wednesday looking for a power cord for a laptop. The…