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Microsoft Plays Catch-Up With Its New Web Browser, Edge – Re/code

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Desktop Web browsers aren’t the sexiest of tech topics anymore, especially as more Internet users shift to mobile apps and the mobile Web. But the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft’s newest operating system for PCs and tablets, includes the rollout of a brand new Web browser from the tech giant. It’s called Edge. In some ways Edge is notable. It’s no longer called Internet Explorer, which for a long time…

Fashion’s Favorite Illustrator Has Launched a New Collab – New York Magazine

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Photo: Courtesy of Sportmax Langley Fox Hemingway might just be fashion’s collaboration queen. Her past credits include designing cat-print T-shirts with Wren, tank tops with Everlane, a banana-themed tank with Elkin, shirts and tote bags with Forever 21, handbags with TL-180, and even socks in collaboration with Stance. And her CV keeps expanding: The model/illustrator has just released a nine-piece capsule collection with Sportmax featuring her nature-inspired pencil drawings. The collection…

11 clothing and style hacks for the modern gentleman – Business Insider

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Getty/Lintao ZhangYou can bet David Beckham knows the “sometimes, always, never” rule of jacket buttons. Every day you button your clothes, roll up your shirt sleeves, and pick out your shoes. But what if I told you the way you go about doing these things is all wrong (or at the very least ill-informed)?  From packing your suit the wrinkle-free way to keeping your rolled-up sleeves from unfurling, heed these 11 clothing and style hacks that will…

Rumors – Apple MacBook Air 2016 To Target Budget-Conscious Consumers – Bidness ETC

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

By: Larry Darrell Published: Jul 28, 2015 at 8:14 am EST Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) might well be dominating the headlines…

HP will deliver a Windows 10 laptop to you tomorrow, free delivery – TechRadar

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

If you’re dying to get your hands on a Windows 10 PC, HP has got you covered. The manufacturer has a limited-time offer on tap that allows you to purchase a laptop or desktop with Windows 10 pre-installed so that it arrives tomorrow, July 29. Anyone who orders one of the select Windows 10 devices before 5PM Pacific Standard Time will receive their device tomorrow, with no delivery charge added….

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Upholds Tom Brady’s Deflate-Gate Suspension – NBCNews.com

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The NFL on Tuesday upheld its four-game suspension of Tom Brady, the star quarterback of the New England Patriots — and said he had his phone destroyed just before he met with Deflate-Gate investigators. The players union said it would appeal what they called an “outrageous decision.” Unless Brady wins in court, he will sit out a quarter of the Patriots’ season as they defend their Super Bowl title. “Brady’s…

US to parole convicted Israeli spy Pollard on Nov. 21 – Reuters

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

WASHINGTON Jonathan Pollard, a former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst convicted of spying for Israel, will be released on parole on Nov. 21 after 30 years in prison, a federal parole board ruled on Tuesday. Pollard’s planned release, which was quickly welcomed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, would remove a longstanding irritant in U.S.-Israel relations at a time of increased friction between the two close allies over President Barack Obama’s…

After videos, Senate Republicans target Planned Parenthood vote – Reuters

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

WASHINGTON Senate Republicans are planning a vote in coming days on legislation to cut $500 million in annual federal funding for Planned Parenthood, reigniting a fight in Congress over abortion that has long been dormant. For years a target of conservatives, Planned Parenthood has come under increasing scrutiny recently due to secretly recorded videos about its role in supplying aborted fetal tissue for medical research. Anti-abortion group Center for Medical…

Trump’s lawyer apologizes after mistaken claim about rape – Washington Post

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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China Pushes to Rewrite Rules of Global Internet – Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

SHANGHAI—As social media helped topple regimes in the Middle East and northern Africa, a senior colonel in the People’s Liberation Army publicly warned that an Internet dominated by the U.S. threatened to overthrow China’s Communist Party. Ye Zheng and a Chinese researcher, writing in the state-run China Youth Daily, said the Internet represented a new form of global control, and the U.S. was a “shadow” present during some of those…

Microsoft just unveiled this totally unexpected new product – Fortune

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

While many Microsoft MSFT customers are patiently awaiting the release of Windows 10, Microsoft has surprised us all by quietly unveiling a completely unexpected new product: Arrow Launcher Beta. Arrow Launcher is a basic and user-friendly Android launcher with three main pages, and as its name suggests this is an early version of the product. Your home page contains all of your apps. It’s divided into a Recent section, displaying…

Your Complete Guide to Microsoft Windows 10 – TIME

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Microsoft is rolling out Windows 10 beginning at 12 a.m. ET Wednesday morning. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest Windows operating system before installing it. 5 Windows 10 Features We Can’t Wait to Use: Microsoft’s personal digital assistant will feel familiar to anyone who regularly gives commands to Siri or Google Now, with one essential difference: Cortana will be baked into your desktop. As a result, Cortana…

This music video from Microsoft is pure Windows 10 hype – The Verge

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Unless you don’t have the internet (you do, you’re reading this) then you’ll know Windows 10 is launching tonight. Alongside any major release of Windows comes a lot of marketing and hype, but this time it has been slightly different. Microsoft is keeping things relatively low-key with smaller launch parties for fans. That won’t stop the hype train from moving as fast as it can, and the software giant is…

The Midsize Newspaper Is Toast – Bloomberg View

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Everybody who’s been paying attention knows that it’s been a tough decade for American newspapers. But every once in a while it’s worth checking in on just how bad it’s been. The release of the American Society of Newspaper Editors’ annual newsroom census this morning provides an opportunity to do just that: There were 32,900 full-time employees in American daily newspaper newsrooms at the beginning of this year, down from…

Saying goodbye to a beloved 2008 MacBook Pro – Macworld

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

When someone retires, it’s customary to give a glowing speech that praises their long service and contributions. Well, I’ve just retired my 2008 MacBook Pro, and I’d like to do the same. This machine was—and is—a rock, completely solid and completely reliable. (It also feels like you’re carrying a rock, by modern standards.) It has lasted me for seven years, and frankly, it’s still going strong. “Apple Tax,” schmapple tax….

Tech: NSA to purge phone records cache; Planned Parenthood site under attack – Washington Post

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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Joyce Mitchell pleads guilty to helping New York inmates escape – CNN

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Watch “The Great Prison Escape,” a special report from CNN’s Randi Kaye, tonight at 9 p.m. ET. (CNN)With a barely audible whisper of “guilty,” the prison tailor charged with helping two murderers stage a dramatic escape from an upstate New York prison last month pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges that could bring her up to seven years behind bars. Joyce Mitchell, 51, was charged with promoting prison contraband, a felony,…

A Witch Hunt For Kurdish Politicians Is Brewing In Turkey – Huffington Post

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democracy Party leader Selahattin Demirtas speaks to the media about Turkey’s airstrikes against Kurdish rebel bases in Iraq, in Ankara, Turkey, on July 27. Turkey’s unexpected move to launch simultaneous air raids not only against the Islamic State group but also Kurdish rebels risks ending of a period of relative calm that has been a boon for Turkey’s democracy and economy.  | Creit: Associated Press A witch hunt is…

Iran Deal Gets Support of House Israel Backer, Sander Levin – New York Times

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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