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From No. 1 draft pick to prison inmate: The Matt Bush story – FOXSports.com

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

  Ten years ago, Matt Bush was selected as the No. 1 overall pick in the MLB Draft. He wound up becoming the third player taken in that slot to fail to make it to the bigs. Gabe Kapler paid a visit to Bush, who is as far from the majors as one could imagine. Matt Bush was destined to be in a uniform. A brilliantly talented shortstop, Bush was…

TV briefs: ‘The 7D’ premieres July 7 on Disney XD – Fresno Bee

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

A fairy tale come true: Disney’s “The 7D,” a contemporary take on the world of the Seven Dwarfs, will premiere at 10 a.m. July 7 on Disney XD and will debut on Disney Channel and Disney Junior later this year. Joining the voice cast are Jay Leno and Whoopi Goldberg in the recurring roles of Crystal Ball and Magic Mirror, respectively. Kelly Osbourne will voice the evil villain Hildy Gloom….

Canon’s 7D Mark II Reportedly Delayed Due to Dual-Pixel Sensor Manufacturing … – PetaPixel

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Released back in September of 2009, the Canon 7D is long overdue for a much-anticipated refresh. The problem is, up until just recently various sources have published conflicting reports that seem to get us no closer to knowing what this camera will actually look like. However, yesterday, Northlight Images reported some interesting news that seems to make sense and go along with some of the more plausible rumors about…

Cameras in Cook County courtrooms could finally be close – Chicago Tribune

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans has been a vocal advocate of cameras in the courtroom ever since the Illinois Supreme Court cleared the way for the change in a landmark decision in early 2012. But while dozens of other Illinois counties won the go-ahead to open their courtrooms to still and video cameras in the more than two years since, Cook County’s bid has languished as a behind-the-scenes…

Giants allow cameras in their draft room – NBCSports.com

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

In a press release distributed on Monday, NFL Network announced that 15 teams had agreed to put cameras in their draft rooms for coverage of this week’s draft. And then NFL Network updated that announcement with word that a 16th team is on board: the Giants. That comes as a surprise. The Giants haven’t previously allowed cameras in their draft rooms and have generally preferred to keep things close to…

US F-15 pilots with GoPro cameras: One of the Best Cockpit Videos Ever – The Aviationist (blog)

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

The 67th Fighter Squadron, known as the “Fighting Cocks”, operates from Kadena AB, Okinawa, and provides air defense and air superiority in the Asian-Western Pacific area of operations, flying the F-15C Eagle. The Squadron won the Raytheon Trophy for air-to-air excellence for their 6th time in history in 2013, becoming the most-winning squadron in the U.S. Air Force. Below you can watch the stunning video they produced to celebrate the…

WNY police and firefighters using cameras to preserve evidence – WIVB

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) – What started out as a gift for one WNY firefighter turned out to be the start of a pilot program. Now police agencies are also using cameras, and that could change the face of first response. White hot flames poured through the front of a home on Furlong Road, back in January. The fire burned through the floors killing two people inside. Chief Joe Lewis was…

Mid-2014 MacBook Air hard drives run slower than last year’s models … – Digital Trends

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

If you think that the newest version of Apple’s MacBook Air has been improved on in all areas, you might want to hold on to that thought. Some storage benchmark results indicate that the hard drives in Cupertino’s latest super-light laptops, which were made available just last week, run significantly slower compared to the 2013 versions of the MacBook Air, according to Macworld. As part of the tests, Macworld evaluated…

IRL: Trading in the MacBook Pro for Dell’s Precision M3800 workstation (updated) – Engadget

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

I know what you’re thinking: isn’t Dell’s Precision M3800 workstation for graphics pros or architects? Yes, but just look at it: it’s gorgeous in aluminum and carbon fiber, weighs a mere 4.15 pounds, has a fourth-gen Intel Core i7 chip with 16GB of RAM, NVIDIA Quadro K1100M pro graphics and — get this — a 3,200 x 1,800 touchscreen. The frosting on the gateau, as it were, is the…

Six ‘must-have’ MacBook Air accessories – ZDNet

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Summary: Essential accessories for professionals choosing to go for Apple’s smallest, thinnest, lightest notebook. By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes for Hardware 2.0 | May 5, 2014 — 15:00 GMT (08:00 PDT) Follow @the_pc_doc By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes for Hardware 2.0 | May 5, 2014 — 15:00 GMT (08:00 PDT) Previous | Next Image 1 of 7 …

iOS 8 release date with Macbook Air, iPhone 6, iMacs and iPad Pro at Apple … – Ecumenical News

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Apple is in the works with new products expected to launch in 2014. Whether it will be the iWatch, iOS 8, iPad Pro, Apple TV, bigger iPhone, MacBook Air With Retina and others, the industry is interested on what the company has to offer. When Apple announced its second quarter financial results, CEO Tim Cook gave some hints about the products that the company is working on, including…

AMD announces ‘SkyBridge’ chips to bring together X86 and ARM – PCWorld

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

AMD took another step ahead toward what it calls “ambidextrous computing” on Monday, announcing a framework for bringing together ARM processors with its own X86 chips in what it calls “Project Skybridge”. From a technical standpoint, Project SkyBridge combines the world’s two most popular processor architectures: X86, a high-performance chip architcture which dominates the PC, server, and notebook space, and ARM, the low-power, de facto chip architecture for tablets and…

AMD Announces K12 Core: Custom 64-bit ARM Design in 2016 – AnandTech

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

In 2015 AMD will launch project SkyBridge, a pair of pin-compatible ARM and x86 based SoCs. Leveraging next generation Puma+ x86 cores or ARM’s Cortex A57 cores, these SoCs form the foundation of the next phase in AMD’s evolution where ARM and x86 are treated like equal class citizens. As I mentioned in today’s post however, both of these designs really aim at the lower end of the…

Intel hires Staples executive to shake up marketing – Reuters

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Intel Corp has hired senior Staples executive Steven Fund to oversee its global marketing, a novel pick that the chipmaker hopes will improve its profile in an industry where laptops have become blasé compared to tablets and smartphones. As chief marketing officer, Fund will report directly to Chief Executive Brian Krzanich, in line with other changes Krzanich has made to have more senior executives report directly…

AMD Goes All In for ARM With Future ‘Project Skybridge’ Chips – PC Magazine

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

The word of the day for Advanced Micro Devices is “ambidextrous.” AMD on Monday announced it is going all-in with the ARM architecture, unveiling a multi-year product roadmap that dips equally into the x86 and ARM instruction sets for future client, server, and embedded processors. It was the strongest statement yet from the chip maker that ARM will be as important to its product development going forward…

12 treated after ammonia leak at Intel in Chandler – Arizona Republic

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

The Chandler Fire Department treated at least 12 people for exposure to ammonia after an ammonia leak at Intel on Monday afternoon.

Google setting a Silver standard for Android – TechRepublic

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Ag. For the nerdly inclined, that symbol is readily recognized. For the Google-inclined, it’s something altogether different. What is Google Silver? It’s a new software standard and certification process that Google plans to roll out to several OEMs (including Motorola and LG) to ensure a more unified Android experience. This new program is aimed at replacing the current inexpensive Nexus initiative. Upon first blush, it seems like Google plans on…

The iPhone 6 leak we’ve been waiting for: Completely redesigned iPhone 6 vs … – BGR

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

The floods of leaks leading up to Apple’s various product announcements are inevitable, but they always seem to take a slightly different shape. Last year, things started somewhat slowly with a leak here and there, and then the more revealing details didn’t surface until the housings for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c began leaking constantly. This time around, however, the more telling iPhone 6 leaks are seemingly starting earlier with…

New leak gives us a closer look at the silver iPhone 6 – BGR

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Will anything surprise us about the iPhone 6 when it releases this year? Nowhereelse.fr has posted yet another leaked picture showing a mockup of the silver iPhone 6, although this new picture is of much higher quality than the leaked pictures of the silver iPhone 6 mockup that we reported on last week. The picture shows a device whose power button has been moved from the top to the side…

5 Secret Features of the iPhone Home Button – Yahoo News

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

You took the first step—buying technology. Now all you have to do is master it. We’re here to help, with tips and tricks you may have missed. If you know them already—well done, guru! If not—there’s no better time to start learning than right now. Having a home button is a wonderful thing. It means you can never get lost. No matter how deeply you burrow into the iPhone software, no matter how far…