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Man shot near San Francisco gay pride event, suspects detained – CNN

Sunday, June 28, 2015

By Ed Payne, CNN Updated 2:15 AM ET, Sun June 28, 2015

Activist takes down Confederate flag outside South Carolina capitol – Ynetnews

Sunday, June 28, 2015

An activist climbed a flagpole outside the South Carolina state capitol early on Saturday and took down the Confederate flag, state officials said, a day after US President Barack Obama called the banner a symbol of racial oppression.   Two people were arrested and charged with defacing a monument, the South Carolina Department of Public Safety said in a statement. The banner was replaced within an hour, it…

EVSC Board approves $1.1M for new fifth grade laptops – Evansville Courier & Press

Sunday, June 28, 2015

EVANSVILLE – This fall, fifth-grade students in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. will have new laptops to use in the classroom. The EVSC School Board approved purchasing 2,400 Lenovo ThinkPad 11e laptops at a regular meeting Monday night. Total cost for the devices, cases, asset tagging and imaging will be about $1.1 million, EVSC Chief Technology Officer Stacy Mauser told board members. Each laptop will cost $463. The devices will…

Killer Deal: Apple’s 11" MacBook Air (1.7GHz, 8GB, 512GB) for $999.99 ($650 … – Apple Insider

Sunday, June 28, 2015

For our final deal of June, readers can save between $650-$809 on Apple’s completely maxed out 11″ MacBook Air (1.7GHz, 8GB, 512GB), which is up for grabs at $999.99 (or $1,089 with AppleCare) plus your choice of two free or heavily discounted accessories. Mid-2014 Fully-Loaded 11″ MacBook Air for $999.99 (or $1,089 with AppleCare) This limited time deal from AI and Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama offers Apple’s mid-2014 11″ MacBook…

Apple Loop: Taylor Swift’s PR Victory, New MacBook Pro Review, Apple Should … – Forbes

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes a reprise of Apple Music’s dialog with Taylor Swift and other music publishers, a discussion on why Apple should remove the home key from the iPhone, the potential for a 21-inch 4K iMac, a review of the new MacBook Pro, new patents for improved location-based functionality in iOS, Apple Pay’s UK spending limit, the…

5 Best MacBook Stands – Gotta Be Mobile

Sunday, June 28, 2015

To keep your MacBook cool and prevent it from overheating, a stand is a great accessory to have. Here are the five best MacBook stands you can buy. One of the best ways to keep your MacBook cool and prevent it from overheating is elevating it by putting it on a stand, that way air can circulate underneath so that the hot air escaping can do so without problems. Most…

Witnesses recall the horror of terrorist attack on Tunisian beach – Washington Post

Sunday, June 28, 2015

SOUSSE, Tunisia — In the final moments of the worst terrorist attack in Tunisia’s history, witnesses recalled, the assailant casually strolled to the ocean at a popular resort to wash his hands and face. Moments earlier, they said, the man later identified by authorities as Seifeddine Rezgui had been methodically stalking mostly European tourists with an assault rifle and grenades. In a half-hour rampage Friday that shocked the world in…

In a fast-changing culture, can the GOP get in step with modern America? – Washington Post

Sunday, June 28, 2015

CORYDON, Iowa — Mike Huckabee — former Fox News personality, Arkansas governor and Baptist preacher — gathered with a modest crowd here in the back of Breadeaux Pizza on his “Main Street American Family” tour and opened the floor to questions. The very first one set the tone. Jeff Hontz, 49, a Baptist pastor in town, said he has been anxious because he sees “America going down the wrong roads…

Microsoft’s HoloLens is heading to the Space Station tomorrow aboard SpaceX … – Ars Technica

Sunday, June 28, 2015

SpaceX’s seventh resupply mission to the International Space Station, CRS-7, is scheduled to launch tomorrow, June 28, from Cape Canaveral. The launch is exciting for two main reasons. For space travel fans, the highlight will be the third attempt at landing the Falcon 9 main stage on a barge in the middle of the ocean. For tech geeks, you’ll be excited to learn that the cargo capsule will deliver two…

Google Fights Microsoft With New Android Branding – Forbes

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Along with a tweak in the application design guidelines, Google has updated its own applications for Android with a subtle graphical tweak to remind users just who the driving force behind the ecosystem actually is. Not only are splash screens now an acceptable part of Android design, Google is making immediate use of them in a defensive move against other cloud providers such as Microsoft. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is challenging Google in the…

Samsung vows to stop knackering Windows Update on your laptops – The Register

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Samsung has promised to release a patch for its computers so that they no longer kill off automatic Windows updates. On Wednesday, reverse-engineering specialist Patrick Barker blogged about a program suspiciously called Disable_Windowsupdate.exe that is bundled on Sammy machines and shuts down automatic Windows Updates – including security updates. Users have to remember to install updates from Microsoft manually, and if they opt for automatic installation, Samsung’s software disables it….

Apple Loop: Retina Display iMac Leaks, New MacBook Pro Review, How Apple … – Forbes

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes a reprise of Apple Music’s dialog with Taylor Swift and other music publishers, a discussion on why Apple should remove the home key from the iPhone, the potential for a 21-inch 4K iMac, a review of the new MacBook Pro, new patents for improved location-based functionality, Apple Pay’s UK spending limit, the future of…

Terror on the Beach: Tourists Recount Tunisia Attack Horrors – New York Times

Saturday, June 27, 2015

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Lead Plaintiff in Gay Marriage Case Returns to Ohio – ABC News

Saturday, June 27, 2015

A Cincinnati native who was the lead plaintiff in the historic Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage has come back to his hometown to celebrate. Jim Obergefell (OH’-burk-uh-fel) was greeted by cheers on Saturday at Cincinnati’s pride parade. The parade drew thousands of people who wanted to celebrate a day after same-sex couples won the right to marry nationwide in a landmark Supreme Court case. Obergefell said people wanted him…

Same-sex marriage: San Diego mayor’s reversal in 2007 helped shift public … – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, June 27, 2015

In the immediate aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court decision making same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states, much attention has rightfully been focused on the bold actions of the Democratic mayor of San Francisco in 2004. lRelated Nation Now Tracking changes in same-sex marriage See all related But the actions of a Republican mayor in San Diego may also be said to have played a role in helping to…

NASCAR ban on Confederate flag: Will fans get on board? – Christian Science Monitor

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Another big name shuns the Confederate flag. Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR’s most popular driver, told the Associated Press that the Confederate flag is “offensive to an entire race” Friday. Mr. Earnhardt spoke in support of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s decision on Monday to remove the flag from the South Carolina Statehouse. Earlier this week, NASCAR released a statement reiterating its stance on the Confederate flag debate. “As we continue…