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Coco Rocha stuns in a fringed black dress as she attends the Fashion 2.0 Awards – Daily Mail

Friday, March 21, 2014

By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:17 EST, 21 March 2014 | UPDATED: 01:17 EST, 21 March 2014 As an elite Canadian model, she’s one of the most famous faces in the fashion world. And Coco Rocha didn’t disappoint as she attended the Fashion 2.0 Awards at Merkin Concert Hall in New York City on Thursday. Daring to be different, the 25-year-old beauty – who was set to be a presenter…

Tribune’s Newsbeat app to stream audio of newspaper stories – Chicago Tribune

Friday, March 21, 2014

Tribune Digital Ventures, a technology unit of Chicago-based Tribune Co., is introducing a new mobile app Thursday to provide audio streaming of newspaper stories, enabling listeners to create their own customized news radio stations. The Newsbeat app aggregates content from hundreds of newspapers and websites, voicing some 7,000 national and local stories each day through announcers and text-to-speech technology.  Available free for iOS and Android devices, the format includes local…

The Fresh, New and Very White World of Startup Journalism – The Root

Friday, March 21, 2014

Thanks to the infinite digital galaxy, thought leaders and writers of color can simply circumvent racial foolishness and create their own space. We don’t have to ask them for a seat at the table anymore, right? And like Sal in Lee’s cinematic classic, “You get your own place, you can do what you want with it.” But, these are the sources we rely on as our daily information navigators. Plus:…

Carl Bernstein talks journalism, Watergate – Duke Chronicle

Friday, March 21, 2014

Renowned journalist Carl Bernstein will come to the University Friday March 21 in Page Auditorium to discuss his journalism career and experiences breaking the Watergate scandal, which led to President Richard Nixon’s resignation. The Chronicle‘s Elizabeth Djinis spoke to Bernstein about the changing nature of journalism in the digital age and the ways our society consumes media. The Chronicle: What made you decide to come to Duke to speak? Carl…

Top 10 NASCAR drivers from Southern California – Yahoo Sports

Friday, March 21, 2014

RELATED: Play NASCAR Fantasy Live ” Sign up for RaceView today It is the car culture capital of America, where cruising the streets is an art form and the warm sunshine glints off chrome fenders too numerous to count. Nowhere is this nation’s obsession with the automobile more evident than in Southern California, where the packed freeways, surf rock anthems, location of manufacturer design studios and even the scarcity of…

Penn State stuns Michigan in B1G Hockey Tourney – Big Ten Network

Friday, March 21, 2014

Penn State freshman Zach Saar scored the game-winning goal in double-overtime to lift the Nittany Lions to a 2-1 win over Michigan in the opening game of the 2014 Big Ten Men’s Hockey Tournament. Taylor Holmstrom added a goal and sophomore goalie Matthew Skoff had 52 saves for Penn State. Phil Di Giuseppe had the lone goal for Michigan, while freshman goalie Zach Nagelvoort added 63 saves. The second game…

Why Is PS4’s Camera So Unexpectedly Popular? – Forbes

Friday, March 21, 2014

During a presentation at GDC this week, Sony’s Chris Norden revealed a piece of rather interesting information. While it’s common knowledge that the PS4 is selling extremely well with around 6 million units sold worldwide, also faring surprisingly well is its optional peripheral, the PlayStation Camera. Norden says that the camera is “severely supply constrained” at the moment, and is sold out in a large number of retailers. Further surprising…

MSI GE60 Apache Pro-003 – CNET

Friday, March 21, 2014

We’re seeing an influx of new and updated gaming laptops, thanks to the March release of the new 800M-series graphics cards from Nvidia. Most of these cards are going into massive 17-inch desktop replacement systems, but it’s nice that even some of the higher-end GTX cards are making their way into smaller, slimmer laptops. One of the first 800-series laptops we’ve tested is the MSI GE60 Apache Pro-003. This 15-inch…

Syria hit with a near nationwide Internet outage – Washington Post (blog)

Friday, March 21, 2014

Multiple Internet monitoring companies are reporting that Syria has been hit with a near country-wide outage. According to Renesys, the outage started at 12:26 UTC, and the only online link remaining is one via TurkTelecom that connects the city of Aleppo. Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, has been the site of some of the most intense fighting in the country’s three-year civil war. Internet in Syria almost entirely down at 12:26…

Microsoft scans blogger’s Hotmail account to track down… – The Verge

Friday, March 21, 2014

An ex-Microsoft employee has been arrested and charged with leaking early copies of Windows 8 and Windows 7. Seattle PI reports that software architect Alex Kibkalo is accused of stealing trade secrets and leaking confidential beta copies of Windows 8 to an unnamed “French technology blogger.” Kibkalo was reportedly motivated to leak the software after a poor performance review at Microsoft. Details and copies of Windows 7 and Windows 8…

Reid Orders Computer Review to Defend Senate Committee in Rift With the CIA – New York Times

Friday, March 21, 2014

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Why fix Internet oversight if it’s not broken? – Boston Globe

Friday, March 21, 2014

Here’s something you don’t generally see in a column on technology: an appeal to patriotism. We rightly think of the Internet as a global communications network. But in a very important sense, it’s an American network. The Obama administration plans to change this, and therein lies a potential problem. Continue reading below Last week, the administration said the United States will begin negotiations to cede control of one of the…

Auto dealers fire back at Tesla CEO: ‘This Musk guy, he wants all the profits … – The Verge

Friday, March 21, 2014

Last week, New Jersey announced that it would begin enforcing a ban on the direct sale of automobiles by manufacturers, a change that will cripple electric-vehicle maker Tesla’s business in that state. The company’s CEO, Elon Musk, responded with a fiery blog post accusing state legislators of cutting a backroom deal with traditional franchised auto retailers — retailers with which Tesla has consistently refused to do business — and playing…

Judge puts Toyota on probation for three years – USA TODAY

Friday, March 21, 2014

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Is Toyota’s $1.2 billion settlement a foreshadowing for GM ignition switch recall? – MLive.com

Friday, March 21, 2014

DETROIT, MI- General Motors Co. appears to be making a lot of the right moves regarding the recall of 1.6 million vehicles for an ignition switch problem that has been linked to 12 fatalities. In fact, GM CEO Mary Barra has personally apologized for the issue and promised to cooperate with numerous government organizations investigating how GM handled the recall. The company also has appointed a new vehicle safety czar; instructed dealers to…

GM rolls out new modular Ecotec engine family, boosting production [w/video] – Autoblog (blog)

Friday, March 21, 2014

New Modular Ecotec Engines are More Adaptable, Efficient 2014-03-19 Modular architecture streamlines powertrain portfolio, reduces manufacturing complexity Global design and manufacturing processes enhance adaptability, with 11 engine variants ranging from 1.0L to 1.5L Up to 2.5 million annual production at five global plants by 2017 DETROIT – A new generation of Ecotec small-displacement engines streamlines General Motors’ global powertrain portfolio with a modular architecture that broadens its adaptability to global…

GM hasn’t notified recall victims’ families – CNNMoney

Friday, March 21, 2014

GM CEO Mary Barra. Click on photo to see a timeline of GM’s recall problems. General Motors believes at least 12 people were killed by a flaw in the ignition switch in more than 1.6 million of its cars. But it has yet to reveal who those 12 people are — even to the victims’ family members. GM CEO Mary Barra revealed that fact during a media roundtable in Detroit…

Auto dealers fire back at Tesla CEO: ‘This Musk guy, he wants all the profits … – The Verge

Friday, March 21, 2014

Last week, New Jersey announced that it would begin enforcing a ban on the direct sale of automobiles by manufacturers, a change that will cripple electric-vehicle maker Tesla’s business in that state. The company’s CEO, Elon Musk, responded with a fiery blog post accusing state legislators of cutting a backroom deal with traditional franchised auto retailers — retailers with which Tesla has consistently refused to do business — and playing…

Google vs. Microsoft: a cheap laptop showdown – The Verge

Friday, March 21, 2014

My parents have had three laptops in the past two years, and they’re still looking for the right one. My mother is very specific: she wants to check her email, browse Facebook, YouTube, and QVC, create and save documents, and maybe store some photos. And she doesn’t want to spend more than $400. She’s always owned inexpensive Windows machines before, and they’ve all gone wrong — one was too slow,…