Top reviews of the week (photos)

Cnet - July 1, 2015 - 09:00
Here are a few of CNET Reviews' favorite gadgets from the past week including the Apple MacBook Pro, Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10, and Olympus E-PL2.
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Report: Russia sends convoy to Ukraine

CNN - 23 min 33 sec ago
`A third Russian humanitarian-aid convoy crossed the Ukrainian border Saturday and is moving to an unspecified destination in southeastern Ukraine, Russia's state-run Itar-Tass reported.
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Data Archiving Standards Need To Be Future-Proofed

Slashdot - 24 min 40 sec ago
storagedude writes Imagine in the not-too-distant future, your entire genome is on archival storage and accessed by your doctors for critical medical decisions. You'd want that data to be safe from hackers and data corruption, wouldn't you? Oh, and it would need to be error-free and accessible for about a hundred years too. The problem is, we currently don't have the data integrity, security and format migration standards to ensure that, according to Henry Newman at Enterprise Storage Forum. Newman calls for standards groups to add new features like collision-proof hash to archive interfaces and software. 'It will not be long until your genome is tracked from birth to death. I am sure we do not want to have genome objects hacked or changed via silent corruption, yet this data will need to be kept maybe a hundred or more years through a huge number of technology changes. The big problem with archiving data today is not really the media, though that too is a problem. The big problem is the software that is needed and the standards that do not yet exist to manage and control long-term data,' writes Newman.

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Yaya Toure targets Champions League

BBC World News - 25 min 16 sec ago
Manchester City's Yaya Toure tells BBC's Football Focus he wants to win the Champions League for the club's fans.
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Intruder Made It Through White House Doors, Secret Service Says

New York Times - 28 min 30 sec ago
Secret Service officials said a Texas man was arrested after he scaled the White House fence and went through the North Portico doors on Friday night before being apprehended.

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ISIS Militants Free 49 Turkish Hostages: Prime Minister

MSNBC - 29 min 34 sec ago
Islamic State militants released 49 Turkish hostages held since the group overran the Iraqi city of Mosul, Turkey's prime minister said.

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Turkey: 49 Hostages Have Been Freed

New York Times - 35 min 53 sec ago
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Saturday that 49 Turkish hostages who were seized by Islamic militants in Iraq have been freed and safely returned to Turkey, ending Turkey's most serious hostage crisis.

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Shonda Rhimes' Twitter firestorm

CNN - 42 min 46 sec ago
Call Shonda Rhimes an "angry black woman" if you want, but be prepared for the response.
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Australia steps up security after intel indicates ISIS plot against lawmakers

Fox News - 48 min 56 sec ago
INTERCEPTED INTELLIGENCE prompts security alert at Australia’s Parliament building after it allegedly showed that Islamic State militants could be planning to attack government lawmakers, including Prime Minister Tony Abbott, left.
  • Australia raids foil reported ISIS beheading plots
  • VIDEO: Major counterterrorism raids foils ISIS plots in Australia
  • VIDEO: Australia terror plot a warning to US?
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    Ooma Telo VoIP Phone Sys w/ HD2 Handset

    Woot - 56 min 16 sec ago

    Phone My Next Trick...

    Maybe you will receive that magic phone call...



    "Who is this?"

    "Your phone."


    "You heard me. I'm your phone."

    "What can I do for you?"

    "Drop me in the fish tank."

    "What? No."

    "Do it. I promise it'll be ok."

    "You'll short circuit or something."

    "Listen, I'm telling you this is a special case. Just drop me in the fish tank. I will show you that there is more to life. Sometimes you just have to put your faith in the unknown. All I can tell you is: close your eyes, search your feelings, and say 'yes'. 'Yes, I will drop my phone into the fish tank and witness a miracle that will change my life'."

    "Ok. I'll do it."

    "That's the spirit!"

    Drops phone into fish tank

    Phone fizzles out and dies

    "Well crap."

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    'Meet you at beef.spoon.crush'

    CNN - 1 hour 3 min ago
    "I'm here, where are you?"
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