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Chrome is still a threat to your MacBook’s battery – The Verge

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Google’s Chrome is the best web browser for my needs. Apple’s MacBooks are the best computers for my needs. So why is the combination of the two such a wretched and chronically compromised situation? Almost every advice column on how to improve MacBook battery life begins with the suggestion to avoid using Chrome in favor of Apple’s more efficient Safari browser. The idea that Chrome is a big and profligate…

Gold MacBook back-orders mean a wait of 3 to 4 weeks – CNET

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Apple’s gold MacBook is hard to come by online. Sarah Tew / CNET Apple’s new, lightweight MacBook is now on sale, and it appears consumers may have started to vote with their wallets on their favorite model. Back orders are the order of the day for the gold-tinted version of the MacBook, in both 256GB and 512GB models. Customers who purchase the gold MacBook from this point on will need…

Latin America celebrates push by Obama, Castro to heal rift – Irish Times

Saturday, April 11, 2015

As Latin American leaders applaud a historic thawing of animosity between the United States and Cuba, US president Barack Obama will meet Raul Castro for talks on Saturday that could further boost his reputation in the region. Mr Obama and the Cuban president shook hands and spoke briefly at the opening ceremony of the Summit of the Americas on Friday night, a gesture that drew praise from other leaders who…

Gunmen Kill 20 Workers in Pakistan – New York Times

Saturday, April 11, 2015

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Ready to run, Clinton to announce 2016 bid on Sunday – Albany Times Union

Saturday, April 11, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton will end months of speculation and launch her highly anticipated 2016 presidential campaign on Sunday, skipping a flashy kickoff rally in favor of conversations with voters about the economic needs of middle class families and the next generation. Clinton, the former first lady and secretary of state who lost the 2008 nomination to Barack Obama, will begin this time by courting voters in living…

Walter Scott, shot in the back after police stop, to be buried Saturday – CNN

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Charleston, South Carolina (CNN)The casket was draped with an American flag, and Walter Scott dressed in a dark suit for his visitation in Charleston, South Carolina. But his family was missing. They needed privacy, said Mayor Joseph Riley, who attended the visitation Friday. On Saturday, Scott’s family will say goodbye in a private funeral and burial. A week before to the day, a police officer shot him in the back…

2 women killed in Illinois tornadoes were neighbors, friends – Albany Times Union

Saturday, April 11, 2015

FAIRDALE, Ill. (AP) — The two women killed by a devastating tornado system that barreled through northern Illinois shared a friendship, favors and, ultimately, a neighborhood that turned out to be a prime target of a twister that also leveled much of their rural hamlet. Jacklyn Klosa, 69, was found Friday morning in the rubble of her Fairdale home, not far from where Geraldine Schultz, 67, died Thursday night when…

Colorado GOP Strategist On Clinton: ‘The Past Is Catching Up With Her’ – CBS Local

Saturday, April 11, 2015

DENVER (CBS4)– Republican strategists in Colorado say Hillary Clinton has a lot of work to do if she wants to take the Centennial State in the 2016 election. “I think the past is catching up with her already and she hasn’t even announced her candidacy yet,” said Republican strategist Dick Wadhams. Hillary Rodham Clinton will end months of speculation and launch her highly anticipated 2016 presidential campaign on Sunday, skipping…

Rory McIlroy Goes From Jittery to Upbeat – New York Times

Saturday, April 11, 2015

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Latest on police shooting: Mourners pay respects at wake – Miami Herald

Saturday, April 11, 2015

6:30 p.m. A steady stream of mourners, including Charleston Mayor Joseph Reilly Jr., gathered Friday afternoon at a wake in downtown Charleston to pay their respects to Walter Scott, the black man who was shot to death by a white North Charleston police officer. Many walked into the funeral home smiling as they greeted people in the hallway and left minutes later in tears or shaking their heads with pained…

Tornado that hit Fairdale packed 180-200 mph winds – Chicago Tribune

Saturday, April 11, 2015

The day after tornadoes scoured parts of seven counties in north central Illinois, killing two women in a small town that was destroyed, National Weather Service meteorologists sought to explain exactly what happened. What they found underscored the frightening volatility and unpredictability of such violent storms. The most powerful tornado that swept through the area Thursday night packed winds of 180 to 200 mph, weather service meteorologists Mike Bardou and…

Obama, Castro Shake Hands at Summit of Americas – Voice of America

Saturday, April 11, 2015

PANAMA CITY— U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro greeted each other Friday evening and shook hands at the Summit of the Americas in Panama. Obama administration officials said the interaction between the two leaders was informal and there was no substantive conversation.   Obama and Castro are expected to meet on Saturday. Obama said earlier Friday he is pleased that…

Dell loads Ubuntu Linux onto its best thin-and-light laptop – PCWorld

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Dell is giving Linux fans a laptop to call their own with the XPS 13 Developer Edition. The hardware is nearly identical to the Windows version that launched in January, including the edge-to-edge display that essentially fits a 13-inch laptop in an 11-inch body. But instead of Microsoft’s operating system, the XPS 13 Developer Edition comes with Ubuntu 14.04. It’s even $50 cheaper than the Windows version when you line…

Fancy a wire-free laptop? Intel just showed one – Computerworld

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Intel has shown what it calls the “world’s first no-wires” laptop, which has wireless charging and can connect to peripherals without cables. The prototype laptop frees users from carrying a bulky power adapter, since the laptop recharges after being placed on a wireless charging table or surface. It also connects wirelessly to external displays through Wi-Di (Wireless Display) technology, which could eliminate HDMI and DisplayPort ports. The wireless display needs…

MAGIC gold MacBook: Apple’s light laptop (heavily COMPROMISED) – Computerworld

Saturday, April 11, 2015

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Grovemade’s sexy new laptop stand will give you wood at your desk – Digital Trends

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Grovemade may have gotten its start making high-end wooden iPhone cases, but this Portland-based outfit is no one-trick pony. Over the past year or so, the company has been branching out and expanding its product offerings, making everything from wooden timepieces to desktop accessories. Today, they’re back with yet another sumptuous slab of wood — a hardwood laptop stand. Similar to Grovemade’s previously-released Monitor Stand, the freshly-announced Laptop Stand is crafted from…

Russia unveils absurd clothing line inspired by the annexation of Crimea – Washington Post (blog)

Saturday, April 11, 2015

A model presents a creation by the Russian Army’s Design Bureau during the 2015/2016 Fall/Winter Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Russia, in Moscow, on March 31. (Maxim Shipenkov/EPA) When Russian soldiers annexed Crimea last year, they first showed up in unmarked uniforms. But lately, the Russian government has become more forthright, with President Putin saying that he was surprised by the ease with which his army took control of the peninsula. Now, the Russian defense ministry, teaming up…

Jordan Spieth Extends Masters Lead With Record-Breaking Performance – New York Times

Friday, April 10, 2015

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Two deaths now confirmed from tornadoes in Illinois – Chicago Tribune

Friday, April 10, 2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner visited tornado-ravaged north central Illinois on Friday, declaring DeKalb and Ogle counties state disaster areas and announcing that a second person had been killed by the storms. “Unfortunately her body was found just relatively recently this morning,” Rauner said at a news conference at the Flagg Center Community Church of God in Flagg. “We hope and pray that is all the fatalities we’ve got. … We believe…

In Bill Clinton White House, Hillary Clinton’s staff helped push on gay rights – Politico

Friday, April 10, 2015

Getty By Josh Gerstein 4/10/15 3:54 PM EDT LITTLE ROCK —Newly-disclosed documents show President Bill Clinton’s White House engulfed in a political firestorm over gay marriage in the mid-1990s, but they offer no indication that Hillary Clinton pushed her husband to abandon his opposition to such unions or to veto the…