Posts in: June, 2015

Global markets spooked by looming ‘leap second’

You won’t even notice it — it will literally pass by in a second. But markets around the world are frantically trying to avoid a leap second that threatens to disrupt global trading on Tuesday.

The extra second will take place at 8 p.m. ET on June 30 so that we

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Star makes it to semis

The Star Hotshots struck twice against the GlobalPort Batang Pier, following up a record 53-point triumph the last time out with a hard-earned 101-94 win to reach the PBA Governors’ Cup Final Four at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Sunday.

There’s no repeat of a blowout victory but the Hotshots came through

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Navy pays Microsoft $9 million a year for Windows XP

Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) pulled support for Windows XP last year, and will no longer issue security updates to fix major holes in the software. Companies and agencies that are still running XP have the option of paying Microsoft for continued Windows XP updates, which provide an essential line of defense

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Apple’s new feature makes the classroom mobile

Apple updated its iTunes U app on Thursday, adding a new feature that lets students turn in their homework directly from their iPad or iPhone. When students finish a book report or other assignment, the teacher will get a notification right away and see a timestamp showing when it was

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SMB bounces back to complete semis cast

The San Miguel Beermen kept the promise made during practice Sunday, blasting the Meralco Bolts, 102-86, to book the last berth in the PBA Governors’ Cup Final Four Monday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

“Ang dami namin meetings ng management. Noong practice, sabi nung mga players ko: ‘coach, don’t worry. We

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SpaceX rocket explodes after launch

  • 29th Jun 2015
  • News

An unmanned rocket by Elon Musk’s SpaceX on a resupply mission to the International Space Station exploded Sunday just minutes after launch.

SpaceX said that an “anomaly” had caused the spaceship, named Dragon, to fail and was investigating. NASA is set to hold a press conference later Sunday.

“It is not clear

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Meralco forces rubber match

Seventh ranked Meralco fought with grit and guts all night long and stunned second seed San Miguel Beer, 106-99, to force a do-or-die game in their PBA Governors’ Cup quarterfinals matchup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Saturday night.

Jared Dillinger and Kelly Nabong played big off the bench, proving to be

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Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage nationwide

  • 27th Jun 2015
  • News

In a landmark opinion, a divided Supreme Court ruled Friday that states cannot ban same-sex marriage, establishing a new civil right and handing gay rights advocates a victory that until very recently would have seemed unthinkable.

In a 5-4 ruling, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority with the four liberal

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Alaska Aces seek final 4 spot

Elims topnotcher Alaska carries a twice-to-beat advantage but Barangay Ginebra San Miguel rides the momentum of stirring back-to-back triumphs, promising a battle royale in their PBA Governors’ Cup quarterfinals matchup.

The Aces take their first of two shots at the Final Four at 7 p.m. Friday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

They’re

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