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The Idiot’s Guide to the Most Controversial Week in Sports History – Boston.com

Saturday, September 13, 2014

I know someone who likes to needle me about how I am such a giant sports honk. I follow all four major pro leagues, locally and nationally, religiously. I watch games, read columns and articles and love to talk about all of it, sometimes incessantly. “Yeah, but it’s not real,” she’ll tell me in no uncertain, occasionally more elaborate terms. And she’s mostly right … the events, or results, of…

‘Good sports’ have become bad sorts – Telegraph.co.uk

Saturday, September 13, 2014

But the idea of using sport to teach us how to co-operate, work together for a common goal and deal with victory or defeat took hold and grew. Yet how quaint do such ideals seem today, when the footballer Luis Suárez can think it’s acceptable to bite another player – or Joey Barton be sentenced for six months for an assault off the pitch. Sport has gone from being held…

Fujifilm reveals new cameras, lenses ahead of Photokina – USA TODAY

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Ahead of the Photokina 2014 photography conference, Fujifilm unveiled a new slate of products.(Photo: Fujifilm) For Fujifilm devotees, the company’s announcements of new cameras and lenses ahead of next week’s massive Photokina photography show in Cologne, Germany, were sure to please. The most notable of its new slate of products was the sequel to the very successful X100S: Fujifilm’s new X100T. Its updated body follows the same blueprint that has…

Vikings’ Peterson Is Booked on Charge of Child Abuse – New York Times

Saturday, September 13, 2014

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State Police Officer Dies in Pennsylvania Ambush – New York Times

Saturday, September 13, 2014

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Scottish independence: ‘Our soldiers lost their lives trying to preserve the UK … – Telegraph.co.uk

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Making a highly personal and dramatic intervention, Lord Dannatt says he is speaking out because he “fought alongside British Army colleagues, and buried too many” who battled to ensure that the United Kingdom would remain together. Lord Dannatt, who was chief of the General Staff between 2006 and 2009, says Scotland’s military would be reduced to a weak “home defence force” outside the protective umbrella of the Armed Forces. “As…

Struggling to Starve ISIS of Oil Revenue, US Seeks Assistance From Turkey – New York Times

Saturday, September 13, 2014

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Uganda authorities foil attempted terror attack, following US embassy warnings – Fox News

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Ugandan authorities on Saturday thwarted an attempted terror attack, just days after the terror group al Shabab vowed revenge for U.S. air strikes that killed its leader. Uganda police reportedly arrested several suspects and recovered explosives in the capitol of Kampala, according to The Wall Street Journal. However authorities did not say whether the suspects are members of al Shabab, an Al Qaeda affiliate. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The announcement about the…

Thinking About A New iPhone? The Ultimate 2014 Buyer’s Guide Can Help You … – Forbes

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Tim Cook said Apple’s new iPhones will cause “the mother of all upgrades.” But with two brand new models to choose from, as well as two carryovers that are now just a year old and significantly cheaper, it’s arguably never been harder to choose from among Apple’s smartphone lineup. In addition, carriers are fighting harder than ever to steal one another’s customers, giving buyers willing to jump around a greater…

How Do The iPhone 6’s Lead Times Compare To The 5s’ And What Could It … – Forbes

Saturday, September 13, 2014

I have tracked lead-times for Apple Apple’s iPhone 5, 5c & 5s and now the iPhone 6’s to help determine which models have the highest demand and try to get a feeling for sales. I have done this via Apple’s websites around the world and some of its carrier partners. While is has only been one day since the company started taking pre-orders for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus…

eBay scalpers hawk iPhone 6 Plus at prices up to $6K – Computerworld

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Profiteers hoping to turn a quick buck on the shortage of Apple’s new 5.5-in. iPhone 6 Plus have listed their pre-ordered phones on eBay for as much as $6,000. While that was the highest asking price for a new iPhone 6 Plus as of Friday afternoon, there were almost 30 listed on the auction site with “Buy It Now” prices between $2,000 and $2,999; over 280 between $1,000 and $1,999;…

New source says Apple originally planned sapphire-screened iPhone 6 – VentureBeat

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Sapphire screens were part of the iPhone 6 design until the glass repeatedly cracked during standard drop tests conducted by Apple suppliers. So Apple abandoned its sapphire plans before the iPhone 6 product launch September 9. VentureBeat has learned that recent supplier channel checks by an IDC analyst yielded several reports of the sapphire failures and Apple’s decision against using the glass material. As we heard on Tuesday in Cupertino, both…

Dell Vostro 15 3000 series laptops for professionals launched at Rs 30090 – Firstpost

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Dell has launched its Vostro 15 3000 series of laptops starting at Rs 30,090. Featuring 15-inch displays and up to 8GB RAM, these laptops are aimed at  those looking at a laptop for home use to get regular work done.   The 3000 series laptops comes with Intel’s 4th generation processor. Depending on your budget and how you intend to use your laptop, you can choose  from lower-powered Core i3-4005U and…

Rob Ford quits Toronto mayor’s race but plans to run for City Council – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Through scandal, humiliation and public outrage, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has never eased up on his belligerent counteroffensive. He denied for months last year that a video reportedly showing him smoking crack cocaine could exist, until police recovered it in a raid in November and he was forced to concede that it must have happened “during one of my drunken stupors.” The portly, profanity-spewing mayor of Canada’s biggest city didn’t…

Saturday’s National Newspaper Front Pages – Sky News

Saturday, September 13, 2014

THE PAPERS’ TOP STORIES :: Daily Mirror, The Sun More than £1m has been donated in 24 hours after dozens of animals were killed in a fire at Manchester Dogs’ Home. The Sun has pictures of some of the canine survivors of the fire and appeals to its readers to “give a dog a home”. :: Daily Telegraph, The Times, The FT, Daily Mail, i, The Guardian, The Independent With…

Digital First media may sell its newspapers – USA TODAY

Saturday, September 13, 2014

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Too Young To Drive, But Old Enough For NASCAR – NPR

Saturday, September 13, 2014

i i Kaz Grala after his 10th place finish at the Granite State 100. Karen Given/Only A Game/WBUR hide caption itoggle caption Karen Given/Only A Game/WBUR Kaz Grala after his 10th place finish at the Granite State 100. Karen Given/Only A Game/WBUR The colossal grandstands seem nearly empty for this summer’s Granite State 100, the Friday night warm up to the Sunday main event at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway….

Thomas Hitzlsperger: Football is tackling homophobia – BBC Sport

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Former Aston Villa midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger believes football is tackling homophobia, despite there being no openly gay players in the Premier League. Hitzlsperger is the most prominent footballer to reveal he is gay. The ex-Germany international is part of the Rainbow Laces  campaign, which aims to show support to address homophobia. “To see the progress is phenomenal and especially among the players,”…

Nikon’s Pro-Level D750 DSLR Arrives – After 6-year Wait – Tom’s Guide

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The just-announced 24-megapixel, full-frame Nikon D750 ($2,300) bears little technological resemblance to its long-discontinued D700 predecessor. A lot has changed in digital imaging since the D700 was launched more than six years ago, and the D750’s features reflect the improvements that have benefited cameras like the D810 and the D4S. Within Nikon’s full-frame line-up, the D750 fits neatly between the D610 and the D810, making it ideal for photographers stepping…

Nikon’s Pro-Level D750 DSLR Arrives – After 6-year Wait – Tom’s Guide

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The just-announced 24-megapixel, full-frame Nikon D750 ($2,300) bears little technological resemblance to its long-discontinued D700 predecessor. A lot has changed in digital imaging since the D700 was launched more than six years ago, and the D750’s features reflect the improvements that have benefited cameras like the D810 and the D4S. Within Nikon’s full-frame line-up, the D750 fits neatly between the D610 and the D810, making it ideal for photographers stepping…