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

Sunday, June 07, 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…

Laptop with MoD employees’ details stolen from car at M5 service station – Daily Mail

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Laptop contained personal details of employees at MoD Donnington facility Was taken from locked boot of car belonging to government contractor MoD have been advised on how they can stop data from being misused   By Stephanie Linning for MailOnline Published: 06:26 EST, 6 June 2015 | Updated: 08:32 EST, 6 June 2015 205 View comments A company laptop containing the personal details of Ministry of Defence employees was stolen from…

Microsoft Knows Exactly Where Intel’s Future Is – Wired

Sunday, June 07, 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…

Source: Barclays Banker Loses Two Jobs After Leak of Insane Intern Email – Gawker

Sunday, June 07, 2015

The Barclays interns who received an absurd email about their upcoming summer at the investment bank may still have to provide their neckties for use as napkins, but it won’t come at the behest of the email’s sender, Justin Kwan, who, according to a source, lost two jobs this week after his missive leaked to the Wall Street Journal. Barclays Banker Gives Interns 10 Reasons to Say Fuck This Banking…

Belmont Stakes 2015: Hats and fashion (photos) – cleveland.com

Sunday, June 07, 2015

American Pharoah will try to win the Triple Crown today as he takes on seven rivals in the Belmont Stakes in front of a sellout crowd at Belmont Park.  The clouds have started clearing and the sun is beginning to shine through on spectators, decked out in their usual assorted array of fashions and over-the-top hats — some celebrating Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah. Check back throughout the afternoon as we update with additional photos as the clock ticks…

2 Convicted Murderers Escape From Maximum Security Prison in Upstate New … – ABC News

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Two convicted murderers bundled up clothes in their beds, then escaped from their upstate New York maximum security prison cells through catwalks and tunnels, officials said. As a result of the deception, Richard Matt and David Sweat were accounted for during a morning bed check at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, about 20 miles south of the Canadian border, said New York State police. Sweat, 34, is serving a…

‘A man of character': Obama delivers emotional eulogy for Beau Biden – CNN

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Wilmington, Delaware (CNN)President Barack Obama eulogized Beau Biden Saturday as a good man of character, hailing the compassion and public service of his family in a moving funeral oration about the son of grief-stricken Vice President Joe Biden. Obama said that the former Delaware Attorney General and Iraq War veteran who died a week ago from brain cancer was a fine man full of integrity who had refused to trade…

First Draft | Presidential Hopefuls Descend on Iowa, Courting Favor With Joni Ernst – New York Times

Saturday, June 06, 2015

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All Hail the Pharoah – New York Times

Saturday, June 06, 2015

The Kentucky Derby and the Preakness winner American Pharoah, ridden by last year’s Derby and Preakness-winning jockey Victor Espinoza, will soon attempt to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. American Pharoah is owned by Zayat Stables and is trained by the Hall of Famer Bob Baffert. He was among the most-buzzed-about horses on the Triple Crown trail after securing the title of top 2-year-old male. The…

Teen Couple in Custody; Police Probe 3-State Spree – ABC News

Saturday, June 06, 2015

A teen couple from Ohio who authorities suspect in a crime spree spanning three states was apprehended in West Virginia after a police pursuit, investigators said Saturday. The sheriff’s office in Wyandot County, Ohio, said the 16-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl were in the custody of West Virginia State Police. The two crashed a vehicle that had been stolen in Pennsylvania and fled on foot before they were caught, authorities…

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…

Christo Wiese: South Africa’s modest fashion billionaire comes to Britain – The Guardian

Saturday, June 06, 2015

The rows of glasses glint on impeccably laid tables, inviting guests to pair wines with chocolate or Turkish delight beneath the cloud-capped Hottentots Holland mountains. Established by the governor of the Cape in the 18th century, the sumptuous Lourensford Wine Estate spans 4,000 hectares and contains vineyards, apple, plum and pear trees and beehives, as well as an art gallery, coffee roastery and landscaped garden. That the farm in South…

Republican Presidential Hopefuls Flock To Iowa ‘Roast and Ride’ – ABC News

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Seven Republican presidential hopefuls are in Iowa today for an unusual political event — half-motorcycle ride, half-pork roast, the full-day gathering is a chance for the candidates to start their engines in the all-important early caucus state. The day is also shaping up to be a major moment for Sen. Joni Ernst, the freshman U.S. senator from Iowa who rode into power with a campaign ad that touted her experiencing…

Obamas, Clintons, political dignitaries join Joe Biden at funeral for son Beau – Fox News

Saturday, June 06, 2015

June 6, 2015: Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by his family, holds his hand over his heart as he watches an honor guard carry a casket containing the remains of his son, former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, into St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church in Wilmington, Del. for funeral services. Standing alongside the vice president are Beau’s widow Hallie Biden, left, and daughter, Natalie. (AP) Vice President Joe…

Many tears, few answers at site of China ship tragedy; death toll jumps to 406 – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Stella Wu arrived in this sleepy agricultural town on the north bank of the Yangtze River on Friday in hopes of retrieving her 51-year-old mother’s corpse from the capsized Eastern Star cruise ship. For days, she had sought help and answers about the tragedy at home in Shanghai. She stood outside the local government office until 1 a.m., but staffers would only say that they had no information from the…

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…

Thousands Protest G7 Summit in Southern Germany – New York Times

Saturday, June 06, 2015

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Laptop with MoD employees’ details stolen from car at M5 service station – Daily Mail

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Laptop contained personal details of employees at MoD Donnington facility Was taken from locked boot of car belonging to government contractor MoD have been advised on how they can stop data from being misused   By Stephanie Linning for MailOnline Published: 06:26 EST, 6 June 2015 | Updated: 08:32 EST, 6 June 2015 121 View comments A company laptop containing the personal details of Ministry of Defence employees was stolen from…

Google Chrome Web 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…