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Outdated hardware is Army’s Achilles heel: House panel

Outdated hardware is Army’s Achilles heel: House panelNews from Hindustan Times: Outdated and insufficient military hardware has become the Achilles’ heel of the Indian armed forces. Flagging concerns over long-standing gaps in the country’s defence preparedness, a Parliamentary panel has asked the government to speed up the induction of fighter jets, trainer aircraft, artillery guns, [...]

Cash mob boosts Newtown Hardware House

Cash mob boosts Newtown Hardware HouseNews from phillyBurbs.com: The word “mob” usually carries a negative connotation, but this one gave Newtown Hardware House owner Dave Callahan one of his best Saturdays in recent memory. A surprise “cash mob” organized through a Facebook campaign by Upper Makefield resident Andy Smith resulted in a surge of business [...]

Make outdoor room stylish

Make outdoor room stylishNews from Reading Eagle: Reading Eagle Company Direct Marketing/Mail Reading Eagle Company Reading Eagle Press Courtesy of Brown Jordan Besides its clean, crisp lines, this modular sectional sofa, part of the Elements collection designed by Richard Frinier for Brown Jordan, wins multiple style points. Its frame is covered with a handsome, textured [...]

Online tools for homeowners, renters

Online tools for homeowners, rentersNews from Chicago Tribune: When can underwater homeowners expect to be back in the black on their mortgages? It turns out there’s an app for that. Well, not an app, but a couple of new mortgage calculators from HSH Associates, a publisher of mortgage information based in Pompton Plains, N.J. One [...]

Gardening Tools, for Sowing or Reaping

Gardening Tools, for Sowing or ReapingNews from New York Times: Mark K. Morrison, a landscape architect with homes in upstate New York and Connecticut, has surrounded himself with 10,000 gardening implements. Dating back to the 1500s, they range from unwieldy scythes and beet hoes to fragile glass sheaths for forcing cucumbers to grow straight. When [...]

Cleaning Up With High-Tech Housekeeping Tools

Cleaning Up With High-Tech Housekeeping ToolsNews from TechNewsWorld: As long as we have homes, we’ll need to clean them — but new technologies are changing that process. From email-based “behavioral modification” to robots that vacuum, mop, and even clean pools and gutters, to machines that rid the air of pathogens and impurities, high-tech housekeepers have [...]

House hearing: US now under cyber attack

House hearing: US now under cyber attackNews from CNET: Congress hears testimony warning of increasing cyber alliance between state and non-state actors targeting U.S. national interests by Charles Cooper April 24, 2012 1:01 PM PDT This much is clear: More nations are seeking to acquire cyber attack capabilities as a standard feature in their military [...]

White House: Staff not involved in summit scandal

White House: Staff not involved in summit scandalNews from New Jersey Herald: WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House says President Barack Obama’s lawyers have concluded that no member of his White House staff engaged in improper conduct in Cartagena, Colombia. Obama spokesman Jay Carney says the White House counsel’s office undertook a review as due [...]

Grant will provide funds for new transitional housing for homeless

Grant will provide funds for new transitional housing for homelessNews from The Augusta Chronicle: Staff Writer This summer, eight new transitional houses for homeless families will open in Augusta because of a grant that not only provides for housing, but also childcare, financial management, job training and other tools to help families live independently. Back [...]

A divided Congress confronts a rising cyberthreat

A divided Congress confronts a rising cyberthreatNews from Broadcast Newsroom: More Related Stories Divisions in Congress on how best to protect nation’s critical industries from cyberattacks By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) ‘ The mysterious caller claimed to be from Microsoft and offered step-by-step instructions to repair damage from a software virus. The electric power [...]