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Microsoft Buys German To-Do List Startup 6Wunderkinder – Wall Street Journal

Monday, June 01, 2015

Microsoft Corp. has agreed to acquire 6Wunderkinder GmbH, a Berlin-based startup behind the Wunderlist to-do list app, for between $100 million and $200 million, according to a person familiar with the deal. The purchase is part of Microsoft’s new effort to enhance its line of mobile apps. It has recently started offering the mobile version of Microsoft Office free and acquired two makers of mobile apps: San Francisco-based Acompli, which…

Microsoft Says Windows 10 Will Arrive on July 29 – Wired

Monday, June 01, 2015

Microsoft plans to release its new Windows 10 operating system on July 29. Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s vice president of operating systems, revealed the release date this morning with a blog post. Previously, the company had said Windows 10 would arrive sometime in the summer. According to the company, the new OS will reach 190 countries across the globe in 111 languages. Microsoft unveiled an early version of Windows 10 in…

Woman tosses Apple 1 computer worth $200000 – USA TODAY

Monday, June 01, 2015

A San Francisco area electronics recycling firm is looking for a woman who they say donated a rare 1976 Apple I computer that turned out to be worth $200,000. Jen Markham (@jenmarkham) has the story. Buzz60

China’s internet police are coming out of the shadows to purify the web – Quartz

Monday, June 01, 2015

China is publicly deploying its cyber police to “purify the internet” of illegal and harmful information. According to China’s ministry of public security this weekend, “internet police” from 50 Chinese cities and locales are opening accounts on various Chinese social media platforms where they will openly patrol the internet for cyber crimes (link in Chinese) from defamation and gambling and selling drugs, to “picking quarrels and provoking trouble.” Internet police accounts of Shiyan in Hubei…

The Internet’s founders saw its promise – Washington Post

Monday, June 01, 2015

There also was an explicitly military component. Cerf had a “personal goal,” he said years later, of proving the viability of Baran’s vision of a communication system resilient enough to help the nation recover from a nuclear attack. That idea fueled a series of exercises in which digital radios made TCP/IP connections in increasingly complex scenarios. The most ambitious tests sought to mimic “Operation Looking Glass,” a Cold War campaign…

High-end 2015 MacBook Pro is compatible with Dell’s 5K monitor – TechnoBuffalo

Monday, June 01, 2015

Apple’s brand new 15-inch MacBook Pro is the first and only notebook in its lineup that is compatible with Dell’s super-sharp 5K monitor. The Cupertino company confirms support on its website, but there is a catch. If you plan to use Dell’s 27-inch UP2715K monitor with your MacBook Pro, you’re going to need to purchase the high-end model with the AMD Radeon R9 M370X graphics chip, which is priced at $2,499. The entry-level…

Senate to Take Up Spy Bill as Parts of Patriot Act Expire – New York Times

Monday, June 01, 2015

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Iowa Poll shows big Clinton lead, but also some worries – USA TODAY

Monday, June 01, 2015

Hillary Clinton speaks to small-business owners and community members Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at Bike Tech in Cedar Falls.(Photo: Kelsey Kremer, The Des Moines Register) DES MOINES — Hillary Clinton shouldn’t worry that a string of possible controversies will hamstring her in the Iowa presidential caucuses, but many Democrats fear the disputes could hamper her in the general election, a new Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics Iowa Poll suggests. At least…

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West expecting second child – CBS News

Monday, June 01, 2015

There’s another little Kardashian on the way — Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting their second child together. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West The rapper and reality TV star welcomed their daughter, North, in June 2013 and are now engaged to be married Kardashian revealed the news in a clip that appeared after Sunday’s episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” The reality series documented her fertility struggles, and…

Arab air strikes pound Yemen amid reports of progress toward talks – Reuters

Monday, June 01, 2015

SANAA Political sources on Monday reported progress in efforts to convene a dialogue among Yemen’s warring factions as warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition carried out air strikes on Monday against Yemen’s Houthi group across the country. Neighboring Oman seeks to end more than two months of fighting that had killed nearly 2,000 people by mediating talks between U.S. officials and representatives of the Houthi group. Political sources in Oman confirmed…

Qatar extends travel ban on ex-Gitmo inmates – Fox News

Monday, June 01, 2015

Qatar has agreed to temporarily extend travel bans on five senior Taliban leaders released last year from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a State Department official confirmed to Fox News Sunday. The official said the ban would remain in place until diplomatic talks for a longer-term solution are completed. The restrictions had been due to expire on Monday under a May 2014 exchange…

China’s internet police are coming out of the shadows to purify the web – Quartz

Monday, June 01, 2015

China is publicly deploying its cyber police to “purify the internet” of illegal and harmful information. According to China’s ministry of public security this weekend, “internet police” from 50 Chinese cities and locales are opening accounts on various Chinese social media platforms where they will openly patrol the internet for cyber crimes (link in Chinese) from defamation and gambling and selling drugs, to “picking quarrels and provoking trouble.” Internet police accounts of Shiyan in Hubei…

The Internet’s founders saw its promise – Washington Post

Monday, June 01, 2015

There also was an explicitly military component. Cerf had a “personal goal,” he said years later, of proving the viability of Baran’s vision of a communication system resilient enough to help the nation recover from a nuclear attack. That idea fueled a series of exercises in which digital radios made TCP/IP connections in increasingly complex scenarios. The most ambitious tests sought to mimic “Operation Looking Glass,” a Cold War campaign…

High-end 2015 MacBook Pro is compatible with Dell’s 5K monitor – TechnoBuffalo

Monday, June 01, 2015

Apple’s brand new 15-inch MacBook Pro is the first and only notebook in its lineup that is compatible with Dell’s super-sharp 5K monitor. The Cupertino company confirms support on its website, but there is a catch. If you plan to use Dell’s 27-inch UP2715K monitor with your MacBook Pro, you’re going to need to purchase the high-end model with the AMD Radeon R9 M370X graphics chip, which is priced at $2,499. The entry-level…

Patriot Act provisions expire as Senate compromise comes late – USA TODAY

Monday, June 01, 2015

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Beau Biden prosecuted one of the worst pedophiles in American history – Washington Post

Monday, June 01, 2015

Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden (D) in 2010, not long before the conviction of serial pedophile Earl Bradley. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Warning: This article contains graphic depictions of sexual abuse. In 2010, just five years before his death this weekend, the time was never better for Beau Biden to make a run for the U.S. Senate. He was performing well as Delaware’s attorney general; his father, Joe Biden, had…

John Kerry Cuts Short Europe Trip After Breaking Leg in Bike Accident – Wall Street Journal

Monday, June 01, 2015

ENLARGE Secretary of State John Kerry broke his leg Sunday while cycling near Geneva, potentially sidelining the lead U.S. negotiator in nuclear talks with Iran before the June 30 deadline. Mr. Kerry canceled the remainder of the overseas trip, which began with talks with his Iranian counterpart on Saturday. He was originally set to return to the U.S. late Sunday for treatment in Boston, but doctors decided to keep him…

For Swapped Taliban Prisoners From Guantánamo Bay, Few Doors to Exit Qatar – New York Times

Monday, June 01, 2015

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G-Sync coming to gaming laptops, updated to support windowed mode – PC Gamer

Monday, June 01, 2015

If you like PC gaming on a laptop, good news: Nvidia’s variable refresh technology, G-Sync, is coming to gaming laptops in the near future. If you like PC gaming on a G-Sync desktop monitor, good news: G-Sync now supports windowed mode. If you like good news, good news: this G-Sync stuff is pretty neat. Let’s tackle laptops first: new systems coming from Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, and Clevo will be the…