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Man charged in theft of Belleville pastor’s laptop – NorthJersey.com

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Father Ivan Sciberras of St. Peter’s Church in Belleville just wanted his old laptop computer for Christmas. The laptop was the primary object of a theft, right after Sciberras began celebrating the 10 a.m. Mass at St. Peter’s on Dec. 13. “It’s kind of a big one,” he said of the older model portable computer last week. “I used it as a PC.” Sciberras believed the suspect had checked out…

Purism’s Librem 13 laptop will come with Qubes OS installed – PCWorld

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Most Linux distributions are fairly similar these days, but Qubes OS is different. Qubes OS is based on Linux, but it runs applications in lightweight virtual machines. Applications can be completely isolated from each other, limiting the damage a security vulnerability can cause and aiding in privacy. It’s no surprise Edward Snowden said he was excited by Qubes OS. Purism seems excited by Qubes OS, too. Purism’s Librem laptops currently…

Death Toll Rises to 10 After Tornadoes, Storms Ravage South – NBCNews.com

Thursday, December 24, 2015

At least 10 people were killed, including a young boy, after a spring-like storm system swept across the southeast. The storms mixed with unseasonably warm weather, spawning tornadoes that killed people in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas. Scores were injured. Initially, authorities had said the death toll was at 7 across three states. The youngest victim was a 7-year-old in Holly Springs, Mississippi, who was killed in a van on Highway…

Purism’s Librem 13 laptop will come with Qubes OS installed – PCWorld

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Most Linux distributions are fairly similar these days, but Qubes OS is different. Qubes OS is based on Linux, but it runs applications in lightweight virtual machines. Applications can be completely isolated from each other, limiting the damage a security vulnerability can cause and aiding in privacy. It’s no surprise Edward Snowden said he was excited by Qubes OS. Purism seems excited by Qubes OS, too. Purism’s Librem laptops currently…

Protesters stage ‘Black Christmas’ among last-minute shoppers – Chicago Tribune

Thursday, December 24, 2015

More than a hundred people marched along North Michigan Avenue Thursday, staging a “Black Christmas” demonstration in response to the fatal shooting by a police officer of Laquan McDonald. The crowd, surrounded by police on bicycles, stepped off the Michigan Avenue bridge shortly after noon. Gregory Livingston, a member the Coalition for a New Chicago, one of the groups organizing the demonstration, said earlier in the week that the group…

Christmas Eve danger: Troops attacked as tourists flock to Bethlehem – Fox News

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Four Palestinians were killed on Thursday, among them three who Israel said were carrying out attacks on soldiers in the West Bank, as tourists and Christian faithful were gathering in Bethlehem for Christmas celebrations. Bethlehem has been a focal point for clashes between Israeli troops and Palestinian protesters during the three month-long wave of violence that has gripped the region. While the annual festivities in the city’s Manger Square…

Westerners in Beijing warned of Christmas terrorism threat; parts of city … – Los Angeles Times

Thursday, December 24, 2015

The U.S. Embassy in Beijing on Thursday morning warned citizens of a Christmastime terrorism threat against Westerners in one of the city’s most popular expatriate districts. Beijing authorities put swaths of the city under lockdown, stationing armed guards on street corners and in pedestrian plazas. “The U.S. Embassy has received information of possible threats against Westerners in the Sanlitun area of Beijing, on or around Christmas Day,” the embassy said…

U.S. Planning Operation To Deport Central American Families – NPR

Thursday, December 24, 2015

i Immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally are stopped by the Border Patrol in Granjeno, Texas. Eric Gay/AP hide caption toggle caption Eric Gay/AP Immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally are stopped by the Border Patrol in Granjeno, Texas. Eric Gay/AP The United States is planning an operation to deport recently arrived Central American families who have ignored…

Toshiba Radius 12 review: A 4K laptop with compromises – Engadget

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Hardware The Radius 12 is a halo product, but you wouldn’t necessarily know it at first glance, with the machine powered down. Though the lid is fashioned out of faintly brushed metal, the smooth, plasticky surfaces throughout make the device feel less than premium. Then you pick it up. The machine is so light that it nearly excuses the drab design. (I say “nearly” because there are, in fact, machines…

Man charged in theft of Belleville pastor’s laptop – NorthJersey.com

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Father Ivan Sciberras of St. Peter’s Church in Belleville just wanted his old laptop computer for Christmas. The laptop was the primary object of a theft, right after Sciberras began celebrating the 10 a.m. Mass at St. Peter’s on Dec. 13. “It’s kind of a big one,” he said of the older model portable computer last week. “I used it as a PC.” Sciberras believed the suspect had checked out…

Latest Microsoft updates erase Word customizations, can break Edge, Outlook … – ExtremeTech

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Share This article Update 12/24/15 9:06am: An investigation by Ed Bott casts doubt on KB3xxxx being the problem, and points instead to an Office update that affected Office 2010, 2013, and 2016; the Windows 10 update still affects Edge, Outlook, and File Explorer. We stand by what we said about the model Microsoft is using. The original article continues below. Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 cumulative update, KB 3124200, dropped last week, but…

India has hit the brakes on Facebook’s free internet service – Quartz

Thursday, December 24, 2015

India’s regulators have dealt a major blow to Internet.org, Facebook’s initiative to provide free but limited internet access in the developing world. The Times of India reports that the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has asked Reliance Communications, Facebook’s sole operator partner in India, to halt the Internet.org project. Citing a source, the publication says the regulatory body is debating whether telecom operators should be allowed to price their services…

How the Internet of Things Limits Consumer Choice – The Atlantic

Thursday, December 24, 2015

But the story of the Hue debacle—the story of a company using copy-protection technology to lock out competitors—isn’t a new one. Plenty of companies set up proprietary standards to ensure that their customers don’t use someone else’s products with theirs. Keurig, for example, puts codes on their single-cup coffee pods, and engineers their coffee makers to work only with those codes. HP has done the same thing with its printers…

Clinton’s IT Guru Said To Be Focus Of FBI In Email Probe – Daily Caller

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Federal investigators probing Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email address and home-brew server located in her New York residence are zeroing in on the former secretary of state’s obscure information technology guru as the key to unraveling the scandal. “More than 100 days after he invoked his Fifth Amendment right to avoid testifying before the House committee investigating the Benghazi terrorist attack, a key Hillary Clinton aide is at…

Google And Microsoft Launch Their Santa Trackers – TechCrunch

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Remember when kids just peered out at the stars, trying to spot the lights of Santa’s sleigh (or Rudolph’s shiny nose)? Well, those days are long gone. Santa tracking once again has received its annual digital upgrade. Today, Microsoft and NORAD begin tracking Santa along with Google, on its own just-launched Santa Tracker website. Google’s site this year offers a customized maps interface that shows where Santa is now, how far away that is from…

Severe storms likely in Southeast as deadly storm rolls east – USA TODAY

Thursday, December 24, 2015

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Dalene Bowden, Idaho Cafeteria Worker Fired Over Hungry Student’s Free Meal … – NBCNews.com

Thursday, December 24, 2015

A school cafeteria worker allegedly fired after she gave a hungry student a free lunch has been offered her job back, the Idaho school district involved said. Dalene Bowden, a server at Irving Middle School in Pocatello, told NBC affiliate KPVI in Idaho that she gave a hot meal to a 12-year-old girl with no lunch money who said she was hungry on Dec. 15. “I handed her the food…

Americans in Beijing warned of terrorism threat; parts of city locked down – Los Angeles Times

Thursday, December 24, 2015

The U.S. Embassy in Beijing on Thursday morning warned citizens of a Christmastime terrorism threat against Westerners in one of the city’s most popular expat districts. Beijing authorities put swaths of the city under lockdown, stationing armed guards on street corners and in pedestrian plazas. “The U.S. Embassy has received information of possible threats against Westerners in the Sanlitun area of Beijing, on or around Christmas Day,” the embassy said…

US Plans Mass Deportation of Illegal Central American Migrants – Wall Street Journal

Thursday, December 24, 2015

To stanch the flow of illegal migrants, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is preparing a national operation to deport Central American families in the U.S. who have evaded removal orders, according to a government official with knowledge of the plan. Raids by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a DHS unit, would begin in January and target hundreds of families that entered the U.S. illegally and who have ignored a final…

Asus R510JX Review: A gaming laptop that performs well at the price of Rs 69990 – Times of India

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Asus is trying to break the mid ranged gaming laptop market and the R510JX is their weapon of choice. They had only one objective in sights when they built this laptop, and the word is ‘performance’. This laptop performs like its out to justify every penny the users spends on it. In most cases the laptop performs exceptionally well, except for the battery life and speaker quality. We ran it…