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Illinois College Makes 'League Of Legends' A Varsity Sport
Prospective college students can now tell their parents they’re attempting to further their education by playing League of Legends, as one Illinois college has now made the game a part of its varsity sports program, and is offering scholarships to top players. Robert Morris University is a 7,000 student college in Chicago that is now making headlines by being the first institution of its kind to incorporate eSports into its official athletic program. Specifically, the college is fashioning a League of Legends team.
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#GapGate Widens As Samsung Responds Saying Some Space Is To Be Expected
Korean owners of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 have noticed that their brand new devices sport an unusual feature, a gap between the bezel and the screen that can fit a business card. The Gal Note 4, which hasn’t reached yet reached the United States, sold out on launch day. Now the gap appears to be a perfectly normal occurrence. Samsung even addresses the gap in their documentation, noting that some space is to be expected. In their documentation, the company writes "A small gap appears around the outside of the device caseThis gap is a necessary manufacturing feature and some minor rocking or vibration of parts may occur. Over time, friction between parts may cause this gap to expand slightly."
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Researchers Claim China Is Using Malware To Spy On Hong Kong Protesters
Thousands of protesters continue to fill Hong Kong's streets with umbrellas and demands for democracy, much to the dismay of the Chinese government. To prevent news of the movement from flowing into mainland China, authorities have blocked Instagram, censored social media posts and, allegedly, targeted Yahoo with an attack that would make the normally secure site vulnerable to snooping and censorship — a so-called "man-in-the-middle attack." Now, researchers at Lacoon Mobile Security claim the Chinese government may be using malware targeted at iPhone users to spy on protesters. In a blog post published on Tuesday, Lacoon claimed to have uncovered "advanced" iOS malware that could be targeting protesters in Hong Kong.
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Apple’s IPad Update Plans Could Put Gold First And Offer 12.9″ Model For 2015
Apple could add gold to the menu for the next version of the 9.7-inch iPad Air, according to Bloomberg, and then introduce a 12.9-inch version of its tablet next year. This is in line with rumors TechCrunch heard from Bloomberg before, which pegged a large-screen iPad as being added to the lineup back in August. So far, it's been rumored mostly that Apple plans to make only minor changes to the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display this year.
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Exclusive: Goldman Leads Investment By Wall Street In New Communications Platform
After spending two years developing a wide-ranging communications tool for Wall Street, Goldman Sachs Group says it has reached the perfect pitch. According to a draft press release viewed by Reuters, on Wednesday, Goldman and 13 partners plan to announce a $66 million investment in a new company called Symphony Communication Services Holdings LLC. The partners are all financial services firms, including major global banks and asset managers. Symphony, led by chat industry veteran David Gurle, will allow financial firms, corporate customers and individuals to put all of their digital communications on one centralized platform.
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Boston Herald Cartoon About Obama Draws Fire For 'Watermelon' Reference
An incendiary political cartoon in Wednesday's Boston Herald depicting a White House intruder asking President Obama if he has tried the new watermelon toothpaste is drawing fire for employing an offensive racial stereotype. The cartoon appears to reference an incident last week, when an Army veteran named Omar Gonzalez allegedly scaled the White House fence, overpowered a Secret Service agent to get into the White House, and made it all the way to the East Room before an off-duty guard tackled him. Reps from the Boston Herald could not be reached for comment and the cartoon is still currently live on the newspapers website.
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Kim Kardashian's Swiss Cheese Style: Gotta Have It Or Make It Stop?
You have to give Kim Kardashian West credit. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star has managed to wear a style we've never, ever seen. There's probably a very good reason for that fact, but the first-wearer status remains. The question is, should she be the last person to don this pastel hole-covered crop top suit as well? The blush color is gorgeous against Mrs. Kanye West's deep skin and we love her loyalty to the high fashion turtleneck. North West's mama has also never looked more fit, making the stomach slice a smart choice.
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Exclusive - Goldman Leads Investment By Wall Street In New Communications Platform
After spending two years developing a wide-ranging communications tool for Wall Street, Goldman Sachs Group Inc says it has reached the perfect pitch. According to a draft press release viewed by Reuters, On Wednesday, Goldman and 13 partners plan to announce a $66 million investment in a new company called Symphony Communication Services Holdings LLC. The partners are all financial services firms, including major global banks and asset managers.
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No Charges Yet In Shooting Death Of Suburban Los Angeles Mayor
No charges have been filed so far in the shooting death of the mayor of the small Los Angeles suburb of Bell Gardens, a day after his wife shot him during a heated argument, authorities said on Wednesday. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials said, Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo, 45, and his wife, Levette, 43, were arguing on Tuesday afternoon at their home in the city when their 19-year-old son, Daniel Crespo Jr, intervened. Officials said, father and son got into a physical fight and Levette Crespo got a gun and shot her husband multiple times. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a statement it was working with Bell Gardens police to investigate the death of Crespo, who for the past 15 years had worked as a Los Angeles County deputy probation officer. Police said, both Levette Crespo and Daniel Crespo Jr were released after questioning late on Tuesday.
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LinkedIn Flexes Its Search Engine Muscle, Adds College-Finding Tools For Students
Last year, LinkedIn widened the net for potential users when it started to allow high schoolers to join its social network for professionals, and today it’s launching a clutch of features that it hopes will get them to stick around a while longer: three new tools — Decision Boards, University Outcome Rankings and University Finder — focus on college-bound students who are deciding where to apply, what to study and people who might give them some useful advice on the way.