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From: Ars Technica Infinite Loop

Yes, the 2015 MacBook Air supports 4K displays at 60Hz
Happily, Apple?s spec page is incorrect. Things get a little choppy, though.

Chrome for Mac no longer crashes when loading strings that can?t be named
For six weeks, foreign-language characters triggered an instant Chrome crash.

Review: The 2015 MacBook Air?s once-trailblazing design is showing its age
Its insides are more than competitive, but they're encased in 2010's design.

 


From: MacNN | The Macintosh News Network

Slack reveals intrusion, adds extra security options to accounts
Work-focused messaging service Slack has increased the security of its accounts, following an intrusion to company servers. The company admits on its blog that its servers were accessed by unauthorized users over a four day period in February, and though it only revealed the intrusion on Friday, it claims to have been working hard on improving the service's overall security....








Hands On: Dragon Dictate 4.0.6 (OS X, Windows)
Do not ever give voice recognition software to a writer who's a keyboard junkie. Do not ever give Dragon Dictate to any one who saw how rubbish dictation software was in the 1980s, 1990s and probably 2000s but they didn't check. For a few minutes sitting in front of Dragon Dictate will destroy their worldview like a politician discovering that encryption makes monitoring computers hard. Dragon Dictate works and it works extremely, just extremely well. It also does more than dictation: this is powerful software for word processing by voice command....








Pebble Time completes Kickstarter campaign with $20.3M in pledges
Pebble has finished its second crowdfunding campaign for its second generation of smartwatch, with the Pebble Time bringing in more than $20.3 million in funding from over 78,000 backers on Kickstarter. The final total makes the Pebble Time the most-funded Kickstarter campaign ever, eclipsing the original device's $13.4 million haul from two years ago....








 


From: MacInTouch

Amazon/Support
Get discounts on MacBook Air models, iMacs, Retina MacBook Pros, digital cameras, TVs and much, much more at Amazon. *Plus*, while you're saving yourself money, you're simultaneously providing critical support to the MacInTouch website, at no cost to you, just by clicking through any of our links to make your purchases!

Report: Miscellaneous
20th anniversaries...

Report: Security
photo exposure in Apple's Messages app, ATT network surveillance, Apple two-step authentication and Apple ID changes

 


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From: WIRED

Fantasy Novels Inspired These Soldiers to Pick Up the Pen
Fantasy Novels Inspired These Soldiers to Pick Up the Pen

In the latest episode of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, two fantasy author/military vets discuss their contributions to the Operation Arcana anthology.

The post Fantasy Novels Inspired These Soldiers to Pick Up the Pen appeared first on WIRED.










While You Were Offline: Some One Direction Punk Just Ruined the Whole World
While You Were Offline: Some One Direction Punk Just Ruined the Whole World

If the Internet taught us anything this week it's that it pays to think about domain registrations in advance. Also, people get really sad about pop stars.

The post While You Were Offline: Some One Direction Punk Just Ruined the Whole World appeared first on WIRED.










Preview the Military Fantasy Story ?Rules of Enchantment?
Preview the Military Fantasy Story ‘Rules of Enchantment’

Read "Rules of Enchantment" from the military fantasy anthology Operation Arcana here.

The post Preview the Military Fantasy Story ‘Rules of Enchantment’ appeared first on WIRED.










 


From: Gizmodo

The FBI Would Like Us All to Unencrypt Our Phones

When Apple decided to encrypt its iPhones by default, the move was hailed as a major step forward for security. Except, of course, by the FBI, which is now saying that such encryption should be outlawed. For the safety of Americans, of course.

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New Jersey Game Store Swatting Takes An Uglier Turn

Gamers attending a monthly social gathering at Digital Press Video Games in Clifton, New Jersey Saturday evening had no idea the sudden massive police presence outside the store was pointed their way, until a caller posing as a fire department representative started giving them questionable instructions.

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An Exploding Star Left Its Footprints at the Bottom of the Ocean


Welcome to Reading List, a weekly collection of great tech reads from around the web. This week explores the unknown corners NYC, an underwater supernova, and the real meaning of the so-called sharing economy. Enjoy!

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Science
From: National Geographic News

Can Elephants' Amazing Sense of Smell Help Sniff Out Bombs?
The U.S. military?s push for better bomb detectors involves taking cues from elephants? ability to locate TNT.

Massive Underground City Found in Cappadocia Region of Turkey
Subterranean retreat may have sheltered more than 20,000 people in times of trouble.

Billion-Dollar Road Trip Will Bring Space Boulder Into Lunar Orbit
NASA plans to send a spacecraft to an asteroid, pluck a boulder from its surface, and put it in orbit around the moon.

 


From: BBC News - Science & Environment

Solar aeroplane heads for China
Solar Impulse, the fuel-free aeroplane, heads out of Myanmar and on to China on leg five of its attempt to fly around the world.

Duo begin year-long space trip
US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko arrive for a 12-month tour of duty on the International Space Station.

Graphene light bulb set for shops
A light bulb made with graphene - said by its UK developers to be the first commercially viable consumer product using the super-strong carbon - is to go on sale later this year.

 


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