Archive for September, 2012

Authorities: Va. man charged in N.Y. death had gun

Sep 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

A Virginia man accused of driving hundreds of miles to upstate New York to kill the superintendent of a small school district believed the man was having an affair with his wife, a person familiar with the investigation told The Associated Press on Saturday.

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    What to watch in Supreme Court’s new term

    Sep 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

    Workers cover the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, with a protective scrim, as work continues on the facade. The Supreme Court is embarking on a new term beginning Monday that could be as consequential as the last one with the prospect for major rulings about affirmative action, gay marriage and voting rights. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)When last we saw the chief justice of the United States on the bench, John Roberts was joining with the Supreme Court's liberals in an unlikely lineup that upheld President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.


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      Fox News airs footage of man shooting self in head

      Sep 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

      Carjacking Pursuit Ends With Suicide on Live TVArizona Carjacking Ends in Suspect Shooting Self


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        Electoral College math: Not all votes are created equal

        Sep 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

        Reid Patterson, 34, votes in the Republican presidential primary election Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in Chardon, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)When it comes to electing the president, not all votes are created equal. And chances are yours will count less than those of a select few.


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          Last Western detainee at Gitmo returns to Canada

          Sep 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

          FILE - This undated photo shows Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr, a Canadian, taken before he was imprisoned in 2002 at the age of 15. A decade after Khadr was pulled near death from the rubble of a bombed-out compound in Afghanistan, the Canadian citizen set foot on Canadian soil early Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, after an American military flight from the notorious prison in Guantanamo Bay. Khadr pleaded guilty in 2010 to killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan and was eligible to return to Canada from Guantanamo Bay last October under terms of a plea deal. Canada's conservative government took almost a year to approve the transfer. (AP Photo/Canadian Press, File)The last Western detainee held at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay returned to Canada Saturday after a decade in custody following his capture in Afghanistan at age 15 after being wounded in a firefight with U.S. soldiers, officials said.


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            FAVI SmartStick can turn any HDTV into an Android-powered smart TV for $50

            Sep 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

            FAVI SmartStick can turn any HDTV into an Android-powered smart TV for $50If you thought smart TVs were only for the privileged few, think again — a technology that once cost hundreds of dollars can now be had for the low price of $50. The FAVI SmartStick is a small dongle that can be plugged into any HDTV, instantly transforming the device into a full-blown Android-powered smart TV with the ability to stream music and movies or browse the Web. The stick runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and is equipped with 4GB of storage, Wi-Fi connectivity, DLNA support for media sharing and access to the Google Play Store. “We are thrilled to introduce this easy to use device for both work and play,” said Jeremy Yakel, founder of FAVI Entertainment “SmartStick allows


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              HTC’s upcoming One X+ flagship phone pictured in leaked photos

              Sep 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

              HTC’s upcoming One X+ flagship phone pictured in leaked photosHTC’s (2498) One-series phones have been widely praised by reviewers and users alike, but the phones have not seen the success HTC likely hoped for as Samsung (005930) and Apple (AAPL) continue to dominate the global smartphone market. The Taiwan-based company must be content with its strategy thus far, however, as it is preparing to launch a sequel to its flagship One X that appears to offer a bump in specs and little else. A photo of the HTC One X+ leaked on Wednesday and now clearer photos of the unreleased device have been published by Pocket-lint. Key specs reportedly include a Tegra 3+ quad-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz or 1.7GHz, a 1,800 mAh battery, 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel camera,


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                Robot police drones could put disabled cops back on the beat

                Sep 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

                In the classic sci-fi action movie “RoboCop” (watch on Netflix), severely injured police officer Alex Murphy returns to duty as a cyborg — a robot body with a human mind. Where the film’s fictional doctors placed Murphy’s brain into a … Continue reading →

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                  California governor signs bills to make textbooks lighter on wallets and backpacks

                  Sep 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

                  The younger generations may one day never need to lug around heavy and expensive textbooks for their classes. California Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills yesterday that will fund the creation of 50 open source digital textbooks and will launch … Continue reading →

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                    U.S. intelligence takes blame for mixed Libya attack messages

                    Sep 29 2012 Published by under General Interest

                    A burnt car is parked at the U.S. consulate, which was attacked and set on fire by gunmen yesterday, in BenghaziDirector of National Intelligence James Clapper's office on Friday tried to explain the shifting public explanations for who was behind the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the American compound in Benghazi, Libya. DNI public affairs director Shawn Turner said U.S. intelligence concluded "in the immediate aftermath" of the assault that it had  begun "spontaneously" in the […]


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