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31 Jul 2015 - Global

Comcast's Wireless Plan May Need Update

Wall Street Journal - 31 Jul 2015 04:08
Comcast's Wireless Plan MayComcast struck a deal with Verizon in 2011 giving it the right to sell wireless service using the carrier's network at set terms and pricing. But as the company again explores a wireless offering, the... deal is looking dated.
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Google Denies France's OrderGoogle is denying a French request that it remove search results worldwide under the 'right to be forgotten doctrine.' The company argues that doing so would allow one country to control the results... received by users worldwide.
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Boost Mobile Sells OneTouchBoost Mobile, which so happens to be under the Sprint umbrella, has started to kick off sales of a spanking new Android-powered smartphone that hails from the manufacturing lines of Alcatel. Known as... the Alcatel OneTouch Conquest, what separates this particular device from the others would be the fact that it is dust- and water-resistant (thanks to the IP67 certification), making it one of the few handsets from Alcatel to bear that mark. While it might not have the latest version of the Android operating system, at least it comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop right out of the box. This particular model of the Alcatel OneTouch Conquest will retail for $129.99 a pop sans contract, which means you can tell by the price point alone that it is not a device that will duke it out with the rest of the...
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3 hybrid, electric cars thatNot every hybrid or EV is slow. In fact, one of them just broke a world speed record. Video provided by Newsy          
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Comet probe finds key ingredients for life

USA Today - 31 Jul 2015 03:17
Comet probe finds keyPhilae discovers organic compounds never before detected on a comet, though origins still unknown.          
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As Windows 10 rolls out, takeAfter years of anticipation, Windows 10 has finally arrived. Although Microsoft will undoubtedly be spending the next several weeks ironing out the kinks of its new operating system, the reaction from... users and critics alike has been largely positive, proving that Windows 10 is a huge step up over the ill-fated Windows 8.
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Apple Music Not Performing SoOne music company executive has revealed the performance so far of Apple Music vs. Spotify for songs he distributes. The results show Apple under-performing but don't necessarily indicate a general... trend.
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Google Glass is back and being aimed at businesses.
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iPhone 6s Could Still Sport AIf there is one annoying flaw on the iPhone 6 that many do not seem to be too pleased about, it would be the protruding camera lens. Granted while the lens cover is made from sapphire and is... relatively scratch-resistant, it just seems like unnecessary risk if you know what we mean. Of course slapping on a case will deal with that in a second, but what if you didn't want to use a case? Now unfortunately it seems that if you were hoping that Apple would somehow address this design issue in the upcoming iPhone 6s, you might be disappointed. According to recent photos obtained by Nowhereelse.fr, it seems that the protruding lens is here to stay, at least as far as the iPhone 6s is concerned. The photos are allegedly the components for Apple's upcoming smartphone as you can see in the image to...
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iPhone 6 Plus Continues ToWhile Apple's iPhones are usually very nicely designed, some might consider them to be fragile and dropping them into water or onto the ground usually results in a device being fried or having its... screen cracked. This is pretty much what Imgur user ehtnaerokyug thought when his iPhone 6 Plus was lost at sea, but as it turns out his phone survived despite being out at sea for weeks. According to him, he was kayaking with friends with his iPhone encased in a waterproof case around his neck when he fell into the water. He claims he panicked and when he eventually hauled himself back into the boat, he heard something snap which was actually the cable of the case which resulted in the phone dropping into the water. He thought it was the life vest and it was only after he made it back to shore...
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This Carpet Has Been DesignedOne of the common triggers of asthma is dust mites. Dust mites are typically found in objects with textiles on them, such as soft toys, beds, beddings, and carpets, so if you have a child with asthma... or if you're an asthmatic, chances are you would want to get rid of these potential triggers in your home. That being said, the folks at design firm Studio Siem & Pabon have put together a carpet called the Fervent Carpet which has been designed specifically for asthmatics in mind. Its designs Anne Pabon and Siem Lenders asked themselves, “Pillows, curtains, upholstery, mattresses and carpets all add to the emotional value of the home. Should [the homes of asthmatics] stay cold and impersonal?” So what makes this carpet so special? For starters it's not your regular carpet. It's a carpet...
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Speck CandyShell is one tough iPhone case

Coolest Gadgets - 31 Jul 2015 03:00
Speck CandyShell is one toughWhen it comes to cases for your smartphone, it can be quite a difficult decision to make. There are times when you realize that putting on a smartphone case would mean not respecting the kind of... design work that had gone in to make your smartphone look as good as possible, but on the other hand, a protective case does what it is meant to do – to ensure that ...
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Wi-Fi Sense On Windows 10For those of you who have decided to jump aboard the Windows 10 bandwagon, you might still be tinkering around the system just like a kid with a new toy. However, you might want to take note of... something if you are paranoid about security- the Wi-Fi Sense feature that will be able to automatically share one's Wi-Fi passwords with other people. Basically, Wi-Fi Sense works this way when it is enabled – anyone else who is in your Skype, Outlook or Hotmail contacts lists can have the ability to access your Wi-Fi network, so long as they remain within range. In fact, this "largesse" is also extended to your Facebook friends, now how about that? The reason behind Wi-Fi Sense is to save one's time and hassle, although there are others who think that this is just a disaster that is waiting in...
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Comet Probe Detects SeveralIs there life out there, beyond that of planet Earth? Some might say yes, others are not too sure, while even others claim that there is no chance of life being supported outside of our planet. In... fact, a NASA scientist has claimed that there are 1 billion 'earths' and counting, but let us place our focus on what comet probe Philae has picked up recently. Philae apparently detected a bunch of elements that are said to be essential to life as it landed last November on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The comet on which it made landfall was said to come with a minimum of 16 organic compounds, where a quartet of them have not been picked up before on other comets before this. It remains to be known whether the complex, carbon- and nitrogen-rich molecules were formed early on when the solar...
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The Top Gear hosts designed and built their own limos, then drove celebrities to an awards show---or at least tried to. The post Top Gear’s Ex-Hosts Don’t Need DIY Limos Anymore appeared first on... WIRED.
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Watch these stunning YouTubeYouTube 360 videos are the closest thing to virtual reality that you can experience on your computer right now that don’t require any sort of special eye hardware. All you need is an Internet... connection and the Chrome browser installed to be able to run YouTube 360 videos on your device. DON'T MISS: How to download and install Windows 10 right now Below, you'll find seven distinct YouTube 360 video experiences that show you what can be done with this particular video-recording technology. Start each one of them, and then feel free to move the camera around while the video is playing, just as you would do in Google Maps when exploring an area in Street View mode. Formula One Racing Fighter Jet
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Apple Rumored To DebutThe Apple TV has yet to undergo a significant refresh and yes, it has been a while. However according to a report from BuzzFeed, they have learnt that come September, Apple is expected to debut a new... Apple TV with some significant hardware and software upgrades. Given that September is also when Apple is expected to introduce the new iPhones, we guess they will be sharing the same event. According to the rumor, the new Apple TV is said to sport a new design. It will be slimmer and will obviously come packed with new hardware, such as Apple's A8 processor, a new remote that comes with a trackpad input, increased on board storage, and an upgrade operating system that will also support Siri voice control. The report also claims that the new Apple TV is expected to debut its own App Store and...
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Not too long ago Sony announced that they were working on a new Android concept. Recent screenshots of the concept surfaced which shows a more vanilla/stock Android experience which we suppose is a... good thing, but unfortunately the concept was only limited to 500 testers who are living in Sweden and who have the Sony Xperia Z3. That being said given how enterprising the Android community is, it didn't really come as a surprise to find out that someone has managed to repackage Sony's Android concept into a ROM and has released it on the XDA forums where users who are interested can go ahead and try and flash it on their devices. According to Jozinek who posted the ROM on XDA, "Thanks to one of my friends now i am able to provide not only review of this ROM, but also download link. So...
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We're not sure how many of you guys remember the Worms franchise from back in the day. For those who don't, basically it's a game where you get to drop a variety of worms on a battlefield, and each... player takes turns taking out the other player's worms with a variety of cute and novel weapons. Granted it might not be as popular today as it was back in the day, but the folks at Team17 have recently unveiled to Pocket Gamer that they have a new Worms in the works in the form of Worms 4. The concept of Worms 4 is similar to the previous version where you have single and multiplayer aspects of the game. However it has been designed for mobile so the landscape will be smaller, your teams will be smaller, and your match lengths will be shorter, which makes sense if you're gaming on the go....
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You have the power with theThe Zweissen Manual Food Processor is an affordable kitchen tool that likes to explore. And since it requires no electricity, the gadget can be used anywhere.
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Yelp is in a 'death spiral,'The business reviews site has suffered a string of blows this week, including the departure of its high-profile board chairman. Can it regain its footing?
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Xiaomi Said To Work On Windows 10 Tablet

Ubergizmo - 31 Jul 2015 02:12
Xiaomi Said To Work On WindowsIt seems that the good people over at Xiaomi are working on a spanking new tablet that is ready and waiting to be released down the road – and this particular tablet will run on the Windows 10... platform. While global tablet sales are not exactly the benchmark of encouragement of late, this does not mean that companies should stop churning out tablets, right? After all, it still commands a sizeable market share where consumer electronics are concerned, and an analyst, Pan Jiutang, has stepped forward to claim that Xiaomi will introduce a new Windows 10-powered tablet some time in the third quarter of the year, although a more specific launch date would be much appreciated. Still, this particular time window would mean it could be released anytime between now until the end of September. We...
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Point72 Hires New Head of Data and Analytics

Wall Street Journal - 31 Jul 2015 02:11
Point72 Hires New Head of DataThe $9 billion investment firm run by Steven A. Cohen is continuing its push into the world of big data, hiring former Bridgewater Associates co-head of research Matthew Granade as chief market... intelligence officer.
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Apple Watch coming to Best BuyEarlier this week it was revealed that Apple Watch would launch in more than 100 of Best Buy’s United States retail stores and online on August 7th, and now it looks like that expansion will also... apply to Canada. According to MobileSyrup, Best Buy will also begin offering Apple Watch in Canada on August 14th. Just […]
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FireEye's Loss Widens; CFO to Step Down

Wall Street Journal - 31 Jul 2015 02:09
FireEye Inc. widened its loss in the second quarter, even as the cybersecurity company's revenue jumped 56%.
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Google said to be trying outThe search giant has made tweaks to its smart eyewear as it pitches the device to the enterprise. One change: Workers will be able to attach the device to an existing pair of glasses.
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Samsung's monitor has wirelessWhen it comes to monitors, you can be sure that there are dime a dozen models to choose from. After all, with so many players in the market, it is no surprise at all to see that one will need to take... the necessary steps in order to ensure that one's product is well differentiated from another. Samsung Electronics knows this all too well, which is why they have come ...
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Man shoots down drone hoveringA Kentucky man thinks it unacceptable when a drone floats over his property. So he shoots it down. Then the drone's owners come calling.
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The 8-Bit City Home Screen

Life Hacker - 31 Jul 2015 02:00
8-bit designs may have been a technological necessity back in the day, but now they have a nostalgic charm. This 8-bit landscape, by reddit user Esrahaddon, can actually animate a retro city on your... home screen when set up properly.
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Uber wants to recruit yourUber, at least until autonomous cars dot the landscape, needs drivers. It has already hawked its driving perks at teachers, stay-at-home moms, poor college students, and anyone else who wants extra... money and has a decent car. Now the ridesharing company has partnered with Life Reimagined, an AARP non-profit subsidiary, to dangle its driving "partnerships" at the organization's members. Uber …
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Pinterest launches diversityDigital-scrapbooking site announces partnership with startup to find strategies to increase staff diversity. It will share what works and what doesn't, in an aim to help the whole tech industry.
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How a brain surgery helped defeat Napoleon

Times of India - 31 Jul 2015 01:48
Napoleon Bonaparte likely would have conquered Russia in 1812 if not for a life-saving brain surgery performed on Russian general Mikhail Kutuzov by a French surgeon, scientists have found.
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Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Review

Ubergizmo - 31 Jul 2015 01:48
Lenovo has enjoyed a huge wave of success with the introduction of the Yoga 2 Pro, and when the Yoga 3 Pro was announced some time ago, we were really curious to see how it would fare in a real-world... situation. On paper, it looks pretty amazing, with a 0.5" thickness and a weight of 2.62. This is thinner than Apple’s new 12″ Macbook, and lighter than the Macbook Air […] Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Review , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.
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Which state would win ifEver wondered which U.S. state would emerge as the winner if a war broke out between all the American states? What if there was no USA as we know it today, and each state battled its neighbors in... hopes of conquering them and securing more resources? It's not a movie -- at least not yet -- but one former Marine has imagined the frightening scenario in great detail. DON'T MISS: How to download and install Windows 10 right now Marine veteran Jon Davis wrote a massive response on Quora last October to this question "If every state of the USA declared war on each other, which would win?" He looked at what the most powerful states would be in terms of manpower and
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This drug could help fight global obesity epidemic

Times of India - 31 Jul 2015 01:42
Scientists of the United States have designed a new class of compounds that may reduce weight gain by preventing the body from absorbing fat particles.
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OnePlus Wants To Know WhatFor a company that was started only a few years ago, OnePlus has been making a name for themselves on the Android scene with the OnePlus One in 2014, and following it up with the OnePlus 2 in 2015.... Now the latter handset has yet to be released but once again it looks like OnePlus will be relying on a novel way of bringing attention to the device. The company has recently announced a new contest in which they are asking what would customers do to get their hands on the new OnePlus 2. In fact they have listed 10 different challenges that users can participate in, such as creating an app for the OnePlus community, write a poem or sing a song, interrupt a live performance wearing a OnePlus t-shirt, organize a flash mob, and so on. Basically it sounds as if OnePlus is asking you to do the...
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Mozilla CEO Not Happy WithWhile many people might be happily making the jump to Windows 10 on their respective notebooks, tablets and desktops, there is at least one person who is fuming about the situation, and that would be... Mozilla CEO Chris Beard. Chris Beard published an open letter addressed to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, where he aired his grievances that Microsoft decided to remote "choice and control" from the user, and even admitted how his team wanted to work things out with Microsoft, but it ended up without "any meaningful progress." Basically, Beard's main bone of contention is that when users make the jump to Windows 10, the new operating system would cajole users to jump aboard Microsoft's latest Edge browser for a new Internet experience. While it remains technically possible for one to be able to...
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Additional Alleged LG Nexus Cases Leaked

Ubergizmo - 31 Jul 2015 01:36
Additional Alleged LG NexusYesterday we reported that an alleged photo of the upcoming LG Nexus smartphone had leaked online. This showed off the rear shell of the upcoming phone which gave us a hint as to what we might expect.... Now it seems that this rear shell might be the real deal because thanks to a new leak from @onleaks, new photos have surfaced. The photos in question are allegedly cases designed for the upcoming handset. All of them appear to sport the same design, which is the square cutout for the camera's flash, and two huge circles which we can only assume is for the camera, and the other might be for a fingerprint scanner, LG's logo, or maybe the secondary lens. It is possible that these cases have been designed based on leaked information, or at least speculation of what the phone might look like, so...
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Former 'Top Gear' stars headKhail and Ashley discuss Amazon's move to sign the former "Top Gear" trio to a new deal, how Nokia plans to enter the VR market with a new camera and a Lexus modded to visualize a driver's heartbeat.
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Satechi Launches DedicatedLast month we revealed that Toshiba would be adding a nifty feature to its laptops in the form of a dedicated physical button that would launch Cortana. Sounds like a pretty awesome idea, doesn't it?... Turns out that accessory maker Satechi has a similar idea as well and has recently launched their own dedicated Bluetooth button. Unlike Toshiba's option which we can only assume is built into the laptop itself, Satechi's button will exist as a separate device. Like we said it is a Bluetooth button so it will have no issues connecting with your laptop, PC (if you have Bluetooth), or even your mobile device. This means that instead of saying "Hey Cortana" whenever you want to launch the voice assistant, you can just press the button instead. According to Satechi, "Instead of users needing to...
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I took me out to a ball game,Technically Incorrect: The two-game series between the San Rafael Pacifics and the Vallejo Admirals claimed to be the first to use Pitchf/x tech to make decisions.
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Google Glass EnterpriseThe Google Glass experiment did not really manage to take off in the manner which Google intended due to poor management, which was why the program was stopped, I suppose. Still, this does not mean... that Google has thrown in the towel or raised the white flag for the program – in fact, it was just slightly more than a week ago that additional details of Google Glass Enterprise Edition has emerged. Apparently, one of the changes that has happened would be the ability to attach it to an existing pair of glasses. Google continues to look for new ways in order for consumers to jump aboard the smart eyewear bandwagon, and will work on a complete redesign from ground up, so what you see on the right will not be the final design. There were also whispers of the future Google Glass model to run...
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How to use Tasker to shuffleIf there are two things we love in the modern home, it's Tasker and Sonos. Tasker is an absurdly powerful Android app that can fire off actions when certain triggers are met. Sonos is a polished... lineup of connected home speakers that talk to each other seamlessly and plug into every streaming music service out there. Without an IFTTT channel, it can be a little hard dealing with your Sonos using anything but the official apps, but with a bit of elbow grease you can get Tasker to play nice with your beloved sound system. Here we'll break down how to get a fresh, random playlist started with the bare minimum of fiddling with your phone.
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Five Distinct Types OfA genetic fingerprint can identify which prostate cancers are likely to be the most aggressive, researchers find. The discovery could help doctors choose best treatment options for each case, they... say.
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Beirut Residents Are Calling Ubers To Pick Up Their Trash

The Huffington Post - 31 Jul 2015 01:21
Beirut Residents Are CallingIt's been an exceptionally hot and stinky July in Beirut, where government paralysis means nobody's picked up the trash since July 17. With the malodorous mountains piling up, #UberRecycle has... opportunistically sprung to the rescue.  For the past two days, Beirut residents have been calling Uber drivers to pick up their trash. The company said in a statement that it has partnered with Live Love Beirut and Advanced Car Rental for a weeklong initiative called #UberRecycle. Beirut residents can pick a "recycle" option on their app between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., summoning one of four vans to pick up their trash. The rubbish gets passed on to arcenciel, a Christian development and preservation organization, for recycling. Everything is free.   Uber has run similar stunts elsewhere,...
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Texas Businessman Finds iPhone That Fell From Plane

The Huffington Post - 31 Jul 2015 01:20
Texas Businessman Finds iPhoneWICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — A Texas businessman used an app to find his iPhone in a rural pasture after it fell about 9,300 feet during a flight from Houston. The Wichita Falls Times Record News... (://bit.ly/1JTt5AS ) reported Thursday that Ben Wilson says his cellphone still works. Wilson says he and a pilot were traveling home Monday in a Beechcraft Bonanza when a pressure change caused the passenger door to open slightly. Wilson didn't realize his cellphone fell out until after landing. Wilson owns Gas Corporation of America in Wichita Falls. He and an employee used an app to narrow the search to near Jacksboro, more than 50 miles away. The pair set on their search Tuesday, and ended up in a rural pasture. They found the cellphone under a mesquite tree. ___ Information from: Wichita...
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Pinterest vows to boost workforce diversity

Slash Gear - 31 Jul 2015 01:20
Pinterest vows to boostCompanies have increasingly detailed their workforce diversity numbers -- we've seen them from Facebook, Google, and more. Some companies have more favorable numbers than others, but most of them are... paltry at best, and progress is slow. Pinterest has pointed toward that slow progress, and today announced detailed plans and timelines for increasing its own workforce diversity. Pinterest is perhaps …
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Aquila Takes Flight To DeliverWhile we have heard about how Google's Project Loon has worked successfully to deliver Internet connectivity to the entire nation of Sri Lanka, here we are with a different project that has a somewhat... similar aim – Facebook's once rumored solar-powered Internet plane that is known as Aquila. Aquila has officially taken flight, where the aircraft itself will have a wingspan of 140 feet and it has one major task – to ensure that even the most remote of regions will be able to have access to the Internet. Zuckerberg shared, "Aquila is a solar powered unmanned plane that beams down internet connectivity from the sky. It has the wingspan of a Boeing 737, but weighs less than a car and can stay in the air for months at a time. This effort is important because 10% of the world's population...
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Viral Soda Infographic: HowAn infographic that breaks down what happens to in your body after you drinking just one soda has gone viral, but health experts say some information in the graphic is exaggerated.
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'Phone farmers' reaping theThe tech helping Kenyan smallholders reap rich rewards
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Internet providers call FCC'sThe FCC's Net neutrality rules are a "power grab," opponents said in a filing Thursday.          
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VIDEO: Computer umpiresBBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news
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VIDEO: Robotic playgroundA team of robotic developers has built an interactive robotic climbing frame, that can roam designated play areas, ready for children to play with it.
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Twelfth Doctor's SonicThe Sonic Screwdriver is a staple to the Doctor Who series, just like how phasers are to the Star Trek world, while lightsabers happen to flood the Star Wars galaxy. Having said that, Doctor Who fans... would be thrilled to find the £79.95 Twelfth Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote looking just like a Time Lord's apparatus, and the next best thing to being able to travel through time would be ...
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How To Change The User Agent

Ubergizmo - 31 Jul 2015 01:00
How To Change The User AgentThe Browser User Agent is a unique browser identity that tells web servers what type of browser the user is using. Depending on the user-agent, the web server can decide to build web pages using... different formatting (mobile vs. desktop) or information (OS-specific pages). However, the user agent can also be changed right from inside the browser to "trick" the web server into providing information in a specific way. This is very useful for developers to test their sites, to see how their website looks on different browsers and devices. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how you can change user agent in major browsers. Change the User Agent in Chrome Click on the main Menu, located at the top right corner of the screen and from the drop down menu, hover your mouse cursor over "Tools"...
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Every free PS4, PS3 and PSDespite the fact that we’ve seen a few big releases over the past couple of months, the summer video game lull is still in full effect. We still have over a month until September arrives and the... schedule begins to pick up, but in the meantime, there are plenty of free games to download on the PS4, PS3 and PS Vita.
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Cisco's pay package for CEOCisco will pay incoming CEO Chuck Robbins a higher salary than outgoing chief John Chambers made in fiscal 2014. Robbins will make US$1.15 million in salary in fiscal 2016, which began this week, and... he could earn another $2.59 million based on performance under Cisco's Executive Incentive Plan. Add in as much as $13 million in stock grants, and Robbins could bring in more than $16.7 million for his first year at the helm. By contrast, Chambers got $1.1 million in salary and a smaller basic percentage bonus under the Executive Incentive Plan in fiscal 2014, according to the company's proxy statement issued last September. Chambers was a 20-year veteran at the helm of the company and was also chairman of the board. He's now stepped back to become executive chairman.
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Mozilla CEO blasts MicrosoftMozilla CEO Chris Beard has blasted Microsoft in a pair of posts to the organization's blog, arguing that Windows 10's default browser settings are a "dramatic step backwards" for respecting user... choice. When people update their devices to Microsoft's new operating system, their default browsers are automatically changed to Microsoft Edge, the successor to Internet Explorer that's included with Windows 10. People who had a different default browser then have to go into Windows 10's settings menu and change the default from there. In an open letter to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Beard said that's no good, since doing so from Firefox requires three or four mouse clicks (roughly twice as many as before) and scrolling to the bottom of a seven-item list. In a blog post accompanying the letter,...
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The Amazon Dash button lets you place an order for a single, specific product. Stick the button anywhere you like and, when you run low, press the button, and an order is automatically shipped to you....
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Google fights France onThis order brings up the question of how far the "right to be forgotten" extends.          
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Motorola's flagship phone has gotten bigger every year - to the point where this year's Moto X Style (or "Pure Edition" in the U.S.) is more a rival to the iPhone 6 Plus than to the smaller iPhone 6.... Let's break down how the two phablets compare. ..
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(Reuters) - Apple Inc will launch the next generation of its Apple TV set-top box in September, with a new remote and support for Siri voice control, online publisher BuzzFeed reported on Thursday.
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Crave Ep. 213: Take a tour ofESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti took many photos during her time on the International Space Station, and now they've been stitched together to create a virtual tour of the ISS.
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Google Partners With Privacy-Centric Smartphone Maker

Wall Street Journal - 31 Jul 2015 00:52
Google Partners WithAs more employees conduct business and personal activities on the same smartphone or tablet, companies are scrambling to figure out how to secure their data. A partnership between Google and Silent... Circle, the Geneva-based maker of privacy-centric phones, is an attempt to capitalize on that concern.
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Tax Status of Avago-Broadcom Merger Uncertain

Wall Street Journal - 31 Jul 2015 00:47
Tax Status of Avago-BroadcomThe Internal Revenue Service has declined to assure that Avago's pending $37 billion takeover of Broadcom will be tax-free to Broadcom shareholders, highlighting an unusual consequence of some... cross-border deals.
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For people with a serious obesity problem, dieting and exercising may not be enough on their own. Taking a pill that replicates the effects of exercise may be one solution, but scientists from the... University of Kansas are developing what could be another - compounds that keep the fat in foods from being absorbed by the body. ..
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Apple releases OS X 10.10.5Two weeks after releasing the first beta of OS X 10.10.5, Apple today has released beta 2 of the operating system to developers. The second beta build carries the build number 14F19a and is available... to testers via the Mac App Store now. Earlier today, Apple released beta 2 of iOS 8.4.1 to developers to […]
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New Apple TV Hardware Reportedly Coming in September

The Mac Observer - 31 Jul 2015 00:43
New Apple TV HardwareThe long-awaited Apple TV refresh originally planned for June is coming this September, according to Buzzfeed, where John Paczkowski is now the managing editor of the site's San Francisco bureau. This... time, "it's for real." The device's release is intended to prepare the way for another long-rumored product, an Apple streaming TV service, even though Apple is not yet ready to announce that service. The implication is that the new Apple TV will support it when it does get launched. The device will supposedly be slimmer, have a new touch-pad remote, a faster processor, more internal storage, and an Apple TV App Store. Let's hope this one's true! Check out Buzzfeed for more details.
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Dear Health Care, the InternetThe health-care industry is being flooded with devices for generating valuable patient data.
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Lockheed Martin announced that it's completed tests of design changes for NASA's Orion spacecraft's fairing separation system. Based on information from Orion's unmanned maiden flight on December 5... last year, the alterations are meant to improve performance while reducing weight. ..
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Angry Birds 2 hands-on: SameRovio has finally launched the official sequel to Angry Birds. We've seen several Angry Birds spin-offs over the years, but this game is different from them all. It's supposed to be the original game... loaded with all-new features and other enticing elements....
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Hacker claims he can use GM'sConnected cars are awesome but they also present big opportunities for hackers to cause significant, and potentially deadly, mischief. Reuters reports that white-hat hacker Samy Kamkar says he’s... figured out a way to hack into GM’s OnStar mobile app and then use it to remotely open and start GM cars. RELATED: Hackers take over a Jeep driving down the highway at 70 mph Essentially, Kamkar says he’s found a way to intercept communications between the OnStar RemoteLink app and the OnStar service itself, which he can then use to control some of the car’s key functions. He’ll provide more technical details on how this hack works at the Def Con conference in Las Vegas next month. News of Kamkar’s research comes a week
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Google Glass is back, but this time around it will be offered exclusively to workplaces such as hospitals and factories. The post The New Google Glass Is Just for the Workplace appeared first on... WIRED.
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Closest Rocky Alien Planet Discovered

SPACE.com - 31 Jul 2015 00:29
Closest Rocky Alien PlanetThe alien planet, called HD 219134b, is about 4.5 times more massive than Earth, making it a so-called "super Earth." HD 219134b lies extremely close to its host star, completing one orbit every three... days, so its surface is too hot to harbor life.
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Facebook's Security CheckupFacebook has pushed out privacy and security checkups over recent months to encourage users to check up on their settings and, if applicable, make changes that improve both. Today the social network... has announced the official launch of its Security Checkup tool, which allows users to adjust the security settings on their account. Users will see it as a "Stay …
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Picture of the Day: Camels Crossing the Sahara

Twisted Sifter - 31 Jul 2015 00:25
Picture of the Day: CamelsA group of camels cross Erg Chebbi, located in the Moroccan territory of the mighty Sahara Desert.
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It is estimated that cheats and frauds cost nearly $3.7 trillion each year to U.S. academic institutions and business organizations. Even though the moral cause of cheating can be explained by a... number of theories, researchers seem to have identified a biological cause for cheating and unethical behavior -- human hormones.
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Hands on: Ubik Uno

Digital Trends - 31 Jul 2015 00:15
Hands on: Ubik UnoThe Ubik Uno launched on Kickstarter a week ago, but it's already halfway to its goal. With high-end specs, a sleek design, and a $345 price tag, it's no wonder why. The post Hands on: Ubik Uno... appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Box was reportedly slated for WWDC but was pushed back at the last minute.
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Canon's insane new videoCanon earlier today unveiled a jaw-dropping new multi-purpose camera with a maximum ISO of over 4,000,000. In layman’s terms, this bad boy can effectively see in the dark. Dubbed the ME20F-SH,... Canon’s latest creation can record full color HD video in extremely dark conditions. How dark? Well Canon’s press release notes that it can capture video “with a minimum subject illumination of less than 0.0005 lux. “To put that in perspective, Petapixel writes, “a full moon on a clear night is about 0.27 to 1.0 lux, and 0.0001 lux is a moonless, overcast night. The camera can capture high-quality images of things the human eye cannot see.” DON’T MISS: The latest big iPhone 6s leak brings some bad news along with it
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Ever since the late 19th century, people have experimented with making textiles from natural-source-based gelatine, as a cheaper and less allergenic alternative to wool. Although the emergence of... synthetic fibers largely put an end to that, a new technique may yet allow gel-based yarn to see the spotlight. The fiber is said to have an insulation quality similar to that of Merino wool, and the collagen used to produce it can be obtained from waste at animal-processing facilities. ..
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Back to School: Save 26% onWhip up personal smoothie and shakes in an instant with the Hamilton Beach Personal Blender. Now for a limited time, save 26% on this already budget friendly blender. The post Back to School: Save 26%... on the Hamilton Beach Personal Blender appeared first on Digital Trends.
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HuffPost What's Working HonorAs journalists, we dutifully report on what's going wrong, from scandals and corruption to natural disasters and social problems. But far too often the media fails to show the whole picture,... neglecting to tell the stories of what is working. From scientific breakthroughs to successful crime-reduction initiatives, the What’s Working Honor Roll highlights some of the best reporting and analysis, from a range of media outlets, on all the ways people are working toward solutions to some of our greatest challenges.   NationSwell: An Ingenious Invention Is Getting Disable People Back On Their Feet   Cole Galloway, a professor at the University of Delaware, has developed a harness that helps physically impaired patients move around a room on tracks affixed to the ceiling. The harness...
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Back to School: 70% Off BeatsExperience monster sound with these Beats by Dr. Dre Monster URBeats headphones. Not to mention the in-line mic makes it easy to take calls between your class or your favorite playlist. The post Back... to School: 70% Off Beats by Dr. Dre Monster Urbeats In-Ear Headphones appeared first on Digital Trends.
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'Plasmonic' material couldResearchers have created a new "plasmonic oxide material" that could make possible devices for optical communications that are at least 10 times faster than conventional technologies.
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Back to School: $59 offStart the school year off right with this kid-friendly learning tablet. The LeapPad comes load with tons of education apps, plus has access to hundreds of educator-approved eBooks, apps, and more. Now... over $50 off at Amazon. The post Back to School: $59 off LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra XDI Learning Tablet appeared first on Digital Trends.
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During the first ever landing of a probe on a comet, the world held its breath as Philae survived a bouncy landing on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on November 12, 2014. This special issue of... Science highlights seven new studies that delve further into the data that has been transmitted back by Philae. In a detailed account, Jens Biele et al. describe the critical moments where Philae descends on 67P, only to bounce off the soft, intended landing area and finally settle on a harder surface farther away. Analysis of the different compressive strengths of the two surfaces, based on the bouncing trajectory, sheds more light on the evolution of comets and could improve the design of future comet missions. Previously, scientists trying to understand comet surface material strength had to rely...
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Photographer Makes 6-Foot-LongPhotographer Liam Hennessey runs a wedding photography studio in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Recently he was hired to shoot a wedding at a hotel that was extremely close to his studio.... Wanting to do something unique for the couple, an ambitious idea popped into Hennessey’s head: “Why don’t we have every guest come to […]
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Condé Nast Leads InCondé Nast topped the list of major publishers in terms of digital readership for the first half of 2015. The June Vanity Fair cover featuring Caitlyn Jenner led to a huge increase in digital viewers... for the title.
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Android Central's summer accessory guide

Android Central - 31 Jul 2015 00:00
Android Central's summerGear up for the summer! We've spent a little over a week diving into phone accessories that are perfect for the summertime. Now we're ready to wrap it all up. There's been a big focus on rugged and... waterproof accessories to handle your extreme adventures, though you're likely to find many of these useful year-round.
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Treat Cracked Heels Overnight with Coconut Oil

Life Hacker - 31 Jul 2015 00:00
Cracked heels look bad, snag on blankets and clothes, and can be downright painful. Treat them overnight with coconut oil for some relief.
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