Phil Mickelson began his week with a flight back-and-forth across the country. Even longer might be the 18 holes that now stand between him and that U.S. Open title he has been chasing his entire career.
And he's never had a better opportunity than this one.
Despite a bogey on the final hole of a taxing Saturday afternoon, Mickelson was the sole survivor to par at Merion with an even-par 70 that gave him a one-shot lead... - More
Computerworld - Microsoft today announced it's struck a deal with Best Buy to create 600 stores-within-stores in the U.S. and Canada to sell customers on Windows 8, the Surface tablet line, and new PCs and devices from other OEMs.
The move, which Microsoft characterized as a strategic partnership but declined to disclose details of its financial commitment, earned cautious praise from analysts, some who saw it as long overdue. - More
Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin impressed more than a few onlookers after leading the Aggies to an 11-2 record during his debut season at the helm in 2012.
Apparently, that line of thinking extended as far as the NFL. Sumlin told the San Antonio Express-News that he’s already had several opportunities to make the jump to the pros — perhaps even as the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. - More
Google on Wednesday downplayed its role in a secret government surveillance program, detailing for the first time how it typically hands over data to federal officials.
When faced with a court order, the tech giant said, it uses surprisingly simple and low-tech methods, including the delivery of information by hand or by using relatively common techniques to transfer files from one computer to another. - More
Has Kanye West been unfaithful to girlfriend Kim Kardashian?
In a shocking report by Star magazine, model Leyla Ghobadi claims she slept with West while he was dating Kardashian — even after she became pregnant.
The 24-year-old curvaceous brunette dished details of their rendevous' to this week's issue of the mag, however a rep for the 36-year-old rapper has since denied these allegations to TMZ in a statement on his behalf.- More
Hewlett-Packard co-CEO Meg Whitman said on Wednesday that revenue growth was "still possible" for the computer maker in its next fiscal year but that the performance of the overall PC market was a wild card.
HP shares rose 4 per cent to $25.22 in morning New York Stock Exchange trading after Whitman's comments in an interview on a private news channel. - More
The imminent takeover of the personal computer by tablets has been well documented, but the Pew Research Center today revealed that for the first time ever, one-third of American adults own tablet computers.
In one year, the number of people 18 and older who own some iteration of a tablet — Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Google Nexus, Kindle Fire — has almost doubled, from 18 percent in 2012 to 34 percent this year. - More