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Acer to bring Chrome OS to an all-in-one PC, as vendors experiment

InfoWorld - 10 hours 5 min ago

Desktop devices running Chrome OS haven't exactly found much traction, but that hasn't stopped Acer from developing an all-in-one PC built for the Google operating system.

On Wednesday, Acer announced its upcoming Chromebase device, just after Google and its partners unveiled a range of new Chrome-related products slated to launch soon.

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Acer's Chromebase is set to arrive in the second quarter in North America and Asia Pacific. The all-in-one has a 21.5-inch 1080p touchscreen display and an Nvidia Tegra K1 quad-core processor.

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In a haystack of data, Alation helps find the needle

InfoWorld - 10 hours 9 min ago

One of the paradoxes of today's data-driven world is that the very data we seek for competitive advantage can be both a curse and a blessing. Businesses need the right data to gain a leg up, but each new bit they acquire makes it harder to uncover the data they need.

That's where Alation says it can help. The two-year-old startup came out of stealth mode on Tuesday with a new product focused on helping enterprises find the information that will help them get ahead.

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"Every time we write a mobile app, build a Web application, write a data pipeline, build a dashboard or develop a sensor, we create a new container of data," said Alation cofounder and CEO Satyen Sangani, a former Oracle executive. "All of these containers come with a lot of complexity, a lot of implicit knowledge. And this complexity, in turn, makes data inaccessible."

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Survey: A majority of Apple Pay users encounter problems

InfoWorld - 10 hours 26 min ago

Apple Pay is coming up short for many people who attempt to use the mobile payment service at the register.

A survey from research firm Phoenix Marketing International found that 68 percent of respondents who have used Apple Pay had encountered an issue when making an in-store purchase.

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The leading compliant made by nearly half of respondents was that retailers' sales terminals took too long to record a transaction. Other problems: employees who didn't know how to process sales with the mobile wallet (42 percent); errors in how the sale posted (36 percent), like a transaction appearing twice; and out of service Apple Pay terminals (27 percent). Almost half of the Apple Pay users surveyed (47 percent) found that the particular store they visited didn't accept Apple Pay although the retailer was supposed to support the service.

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7 things to know about Intel's 'Cherry Trail' Atom chips

InfoWorld - 10 hours 29 min ago

Microsoft's Surface 3 is the first announced device to use Intel's new Cherry Trail Atom chips, but you can expect therm to show up soon in other devices too. So what are the chips capable of and what should we expect?

The Surface 3, which went on sale Tuesday, highlights some of the capabilities of Cherry Trail, officially called the Atom X5 and X7. The chips can run full Windows 8 and Windows 10 and are better at graphics than their 'Bay Trail' predecessors. But they also have limitations. They won't do so well at compute intensive tasks such as video editing, which remain the domain of Intel's faster Core processors.

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Microsoft upgrades JavaScript, Visual Studio development tools

InfoWorld - 11 hours 15 min ago

Microsoft is making more accommodations for developers in both the JavaScript and Visual Studio realms, including promoting the development of "universal experiences."

With a preview of WinJS 4.0 (Windows Library for JavaScript 4.0), Microsoft wants to enable universal experiences, which can run on a range of form factors, including phones, tablets, PCs, or even TVs. Microsoft also has referred to this strategy as universal applications, part of the company's Windows 10 battle plan.

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"WinJS controls make it easy to create responsive apps that not only work across all screen sizes, but with all input methods as well," the Windows Apps Team said in a blog post late last week. "The flexibility and features of the control enable your app to easily adapt its configuration to the current size of the screen, supporting phones, tablets, PCs, and everything in between." WinJS SplitView, also featured in version 4.0, enables an application behavior and style in which an app has a navigation pane on the left and content on the right, and ListView control capability, for displaying a list of items, features native performance and backs multiple app scenarios.

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Drupal 8.0.0

Drupal Modules - 11 hours 34 min ago

We are proud to announce the immediate availability of Drupal 8. This version contains many exciting new features, chief among which is the new upgrade system. This allows you to easily upgrade any existing Drupal 7 site to your favorite new Drupal version.

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Uber driver tried to burglarize rider's home: cops - New York Daily News

Google - 11 hours 37 min ago

New York Daily News

Uber driver tried to burglarize rider's home: cops
New York Daily News
Gerald Montgomery, 51, allegedly attempted to burglarize an Uber rider's home after giving her a ride to the airport. This attempted burglary victim's roommate foiled a Denver Uber driver's cunning plan, police say. Denver cops collared Gerald Montgomery, ...
Uber driver 'tried to rob woman's home' after taking her to airportFortune
Uber driver arrested for trying to rob home of customerDaily Mail
Uber driver in US arrested for trying to rob home of customerAsiaOne
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Palestinians join ICC in politically charged move - Financial Times

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Palestinians join ICC in politically charged move
Financial Times
The Palestinians joined the International Criminal Court in The Hague on Wednesday, in a politically charged move that will open both Israeli and Palestinian officials to possible future war crimes prosecutions. Riad Malki, the Palestinian foreign minister, led a ...
Gazans hope ICC will make 'Israel pay'Daily Mail
Palestine joins International Criminal CourtThe Australian (blog)
Palestine officially joins International Criminal CourtTimes of Oman
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World's oldest person dies in Japan aged 117 - Business Standard

Google - 12 hours 17 min ago

World's oldest person dies in Japan aged 117
Business Standard
The world's oldest person, Japanese woman Misao Okawa, died on Wednesday of natural causes aged 117, Efe news agency reported. Okawa died at a retirement home where she lived in Osaka, according to facility doctors cited by national broadcaster ...

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Turkish police detain 22 suspects following hostage crisis - Al-Bawaba

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Turkish police detain 22 suspects following hostage crisis
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The courthouse where a Turkish prosecutor, probing the politically sensitive death of an anti-government protester, was taken hostage by an armed group. (AFP/Ozan Kose). More >. Create alert for AntalyaAntalya. ,. Create alert for Mehmet Selim ...

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Natural causes or accident likely in Getty heir death

AP - 13 hours 15 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Andrew Getty, among the heirs in a family whose name is synonymous with elite American wealth, was found dead in his Hollywood Hills home from was most likely natural causes or an accident, authorities and family members said....
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Indiana debate exposes Republican divisions

AP - 13 hours 15 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It is a debate many Republicans hoped to avoid....
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Adoptee from South Korea faces deportation from US

AP - 13 hours 15 min ago
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- More than three decades ago, a three-year-old South Korean boy and his sister flew to the U.S. to become the adopted children of American citizens, but their life together didn't last long....
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Live in a Porsche? Designer labels draw Miami home buyers

AP - 13 hours 15 min ago
SUNNY ISLES BEACH, Florida (AP) -- The wow factor for Miami's skyscraper condos no longer comes from a dazzling Atlantic Ocean view....
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Next-generation GMOs: Pink pineapples and purple tomatoes

AP - 13 hours 15 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves alongside more traditional products....
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Bizarre Twists in the Denise Huskins Alleged Kidnapping Case - ABC News

Google - 13 hours 23 min ago

ABC News

Bizarre Twists in the Denise Huskins Alleged Kidnapping Case
ABC News
She disappeared from her boyfriend's home, then reappeared unharmed as investigators ask if it's a hoax. 6:33 | 04/01/15. Share. Title. Description. Share From. Share With. Facebook. Tweet. </> Embed. Email. <br/><a ...
'Kidnappers' of Vallejo, Calif. woman threaten policeUSA TODAY
Alleged Abductors of Denise Huskins Insisted The Crime Is RealAmerican Register
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States increasing production caps for microbreweries - seattlepi.com

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States increasing production caps for microbreweries
seattlepi.com
PHOENIX (AP) — Four Peaks Brewing Co. has grown over the last two decades from a historic red-brick microbrewery and restaurant into an Arizona staple that served nearly 1 million gallons of beer last year, including its popular Kilt Lifter ale. The company ...
Toni Denis: Looking at the circus of Arizona legislationThe Daily Courier
Gov. Ducey signs bill increasing cap for craft breweriesYourWestValley.com
Ducey signs controversial abortion billTucsonSentinel.com
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Palestinians want leverage on Israel in international court

AP - 14 hours 15 min ago
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- The Palestinians formally join the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, as part of a broader effort to put international pressure on Israel and exact a higher price for its occupation of lands sought for a Palestinian state....
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American farmer among the winners in sanctions-hit Russia

AP - 14 hours 15 min ago
MOSCOW (AP) -- Kansas-born farmer Justus Walker is prospering in Russia - one year after U.S. and European Union sanctions against his adopted country over its aggression in Ukraine....
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Decisions ahead for NCAA family travel program

AP - 14 hours 15 min ago
Getting to the Final Four won't be as costly for the parents of many players this week, thanks to an NCAA pilot program that is helping pay for families of athletes to travel and see their sons and daughters play in the biggest college basketball games of the season....
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