Supreme Court appears to side with Secret Service agents who protected Cheney – Washington Post


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Supreme Court appears to side with Secret Service agents who protected Cheney
Washington Post
The Supreme Court seemed inclined to agree that Secret Service agents protecting the nation's top officials deserve special protection from lawsuits charging them with being overzealous when they arrest people whom they believe — even wrongly — might ...
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Sony Japan announces ICS for tablets in late April, WiFi-only Tablet P April 21st

Owners of Sony's Tablet S and Tablet P can look forward to receiving Android 4.0.3 next month, at least in Japan. Beyond the latest and greatest Google-provided underpinnings, the update will also expand their photo capabilities with activation from the lock screen and the ability to take panoramic pictures, plus a new "Recopla" app for viewing DVR'd TV programs from its Blu-ray recorders. They'll also have an enhanced "Small Apps" feature that lets users multitask more efficiently, pulling up a windowed web browser, calculator or remote control app. Finally, if the only thing keeping you from the dual-screen Tablet P was its 3G radio and associated data plans, Sony has also announced a WiFi-only version due April 21st with optional color panels for 50,000 yen ($600 US). There's no word yet on hardware or software availability over here, or further details on Ice Cream Sandwich for the Xperia line, but more details and pics can be found at the source links below.

Sony Japan announces ICS for tablets in late April, WiFi-only Tablet P April 21st originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 22 Mar 2012 01:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Romney’s lead solidifies – STLtoday.com


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Romney's lead solidifies
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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney shakes hands with supporters during a campaign stop at an American Legion post in Arbutus, Md., Wednesday, March 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) CHICAGO • Mitt Romney's big win ...
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UK finally implementing game tax relief

The UK government announced today it would finally provide tax relief for game developers, which comes as welcome news to the region's struggling scene. The relief will take the form of £15 million in 2013-14, with £35 million in 2014-15.

"Our research shows that Games Tax Relief should generate and safeguard: 4,661 direct and indirect jobs; £188 million in investment expenditure by studios; increase the games development sector's contribution to UK gross domestic product by £283 million; generate £172 million in new and protected tax receipts to Her Majesty's Treasury, and could cost just £96 million over five years," TIGA CEO Dr. Richard Wilson stated today.

With some luck, the relief will help slow the "brain drain" occurring in the UK games industry following numerous studio closures.

Wilson also said, "Tax breaks for games production will ensure that the UK remains at the forefront of video game development."

That's a nice dream, but current tax break champion Canada and many others are ahead of the UK by a mile ... er, kilometer.

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JoystiqUK finally implementing game tax relief originally appeared on Joystiq on Wed, 21 Mar 2012 23:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Former prison guard arrested in foiled death row inmate escape plot – Fox News


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Former prison guard arrested in foiled death row inmate escape plot
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Authorities in Tennessee say two men, including a former prison guard, have been arrested in a plot to break out Tennessee's lone female death row inmate. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Kristin Helm said Wednesday ...
Tennessee Death Row Woman's Escape Plot FoiledABC News

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Mother of Colleen Slemmer reacts to Christa Pike's attempted escapeWBIR-TV
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Nokia Creative Studio brings panorama capture to Lumia handsets (hands-on)

Nokia Creative Studio brings panorama capture to Lumia handsets (hands-on)
Nokia recently launched a new photography app called Creative studio which is available in the Windows Phone Marketplace exclusively for its Lumia handsets. Part panorama stitcher, part photo filter and part image editor, the app lets you take new pictures or chose shots from existing albums and tweak them to your heart's content. It features ten Instagram-like effects (including vignette and auto-enhance) plus seven common adjustments (such as crop and sharpness). We took the app for a spin and the UI is pretty slick, with an optional side-by-side before and after view of the photo you are currently editing. Once done, you have the option to continue applying additional effects and making further adjustments, save the image or share it. Twitter, Flickr and Facebook are supported, but sadly there's no integration with Windows Phone's People Hub -- you'll have to login to each service in the app itself. Check out the screen shots in the gallery below and hit the break for more impressions and some samples.

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Nokia Creative Studio brings panorama capture to Lumia handsets (hands-on) originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 22 Mar 2012 00:23:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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LA mayor orders fire chief to stop withholding information – Los Angeles Times


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LA mayor orders fire chief to stop withholding information
Los Angeles Times
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa acts a day after LA City Council members criticized the department for halting its practice of disclosing basic emergency response details. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Fire Department Chief Brian Cummings.
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Rapid Reaction: Lakers 109, Mavs 93 – ESPN (blog)


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Rapid Reaction: Lakers 109, Mavs 93
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By Jeff Caplan DALLAS -- How it happened: Ramon Sessions found his groove and it was more than Jason Terry or anyone else in a white uniform could handle. While the predicted fury from Andrew Bynum never really materialized and Kobe Bryant did have his ...
Ramon Sessions leads Lakers past Dallas, 109-93Los Angeles Times (blog)

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Adobe unveils Photoshop CS6 beta with redesigned UI and 65 new features, download it for free today

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It's been two years since Adobe unveiled a new version of Photoshop, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that the company's engineers have been toiling away behind the scenes on a major update. The outfit's clearly ready to start showing off the fruits of its labor, though, as it just unveiled the beta version of CS6. All told, the outfit's added 65 user-feedback-inspired features, including a new crop tool, expanded video editing options, auto recovery and the ability to search for specific layers. Fans of the dotted lines in Illustrator now get the same vector tools in Photoshop. Additionally, every slider for the Camera Raw 7.0 plug-in (exposure, contrast, etc.) has a freshly tweaked algorithm. And for anyone who's ever looked on helplessly as Photoshop locked itself up during a long file save, projects can now save in the background while you work on other things. Looking for more info? A brief rundown of the beta and a full list of new features awaits just past the break.

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Adobe unveils Photoshop CS6 beta with redesigned UI and 65 new features, download it for free today originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 22 Mar 2012 00:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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