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American Technology News for 26 Apr 2017

Tencent adding five dataTencent Holdings has opened a data center in Silicon Valley on Tuesday, with four more planned outside China as part of its bid to grow its cloud business outside the country. The proposed data... centers in Frankfurt, Mumbai, Seoul and Moscow are targeted at Chinese companies looking to expand overseas and international companies expanding their businesses in China or other parts of the world, the Chinese internet giant said Tuesday. The centers are expected to go into operation this year. Rival Alibaba has also set up data centers outside China to expand its cloud business outside the country. The new investment aims to meet growing demand worldwide for the company's cloud services from online games and finance, video and other internet-related industries.
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Embedded nano-sensors create smart bandages

Springwise - 26 Apr 2017 07:30
Swansea University's Institute of Life Science department is developing 3D printed bandages with nano-sensors for real-time, around-the-clock health reporting. The post Embedded nano-sensors create... smart bandages appeared first on Springwise.
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Companies join LinuxThe Linux Foundation this week announced the launch of EdgeX Foundry at Hanover Messe, an open source project to build a common open framework for IoT edge computing and an ecosystem of interoperable... components that unifies the marketplace and accelerates enterprise and Industrial IoT. The initiative is aligned around a common goal: the simplification and...
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Bloomberg: Google co-founderA couple of days ago we got a good look at a "flying car" backed by Google's Larry Page, and now Bloomberg reports that Sergey Brin has a project too -- it's a zeppelin. The airship "which isn't an... Alphabet project" is being built in a leased hangar...
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Man assaults Silicon ValleyCommentary: A man has been charged after allegedly knocking over a crime prevention robot.
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Artificial womb grows lambs,Researchers have designed an artificial womb called the Biobag, and used it to grow extremely premature lambs. Are human infants next?
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Showtime for Net neutrality:FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is expected Wednesday to begin the process of revamping net regulation.        
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Handy 'Stress Map' HelpsKnowing which streets support cycling is a big step towards making safer spaces for those on two wheels. The post Handy 'Stress Map' Helps Cyclists Avoid the Scariest of Streets appeared first on... WIRED.
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Web Attacks Decline, Ransomware Attacks Surge

Dark Reading - 26 Apr 2017 06:01
Web Attacks Decline,Symantec's annual Internet Security Report data shows how attacks last year directly targeted end users, and became more efficient and lucrative.
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AV-TEST reveals the bestAV-TEST engineers don't think all data protection and backup software is quite ready for prime time. Find out which product received AV-TEST's Approved Backup & Data Security Software certificate.
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This college student spent hisDejian Zeng may have built your phone. Or at least worked on it, anyway.  The second-year masters of public administration student at NYU Wagner spent six weeks last year working in a Chinese factory... manufacturing iPhones for Cupertino-based Apple. Six days a week he  screwed approximately 1,800 screws into 1,800 iPhones. Every day. Over and over again.  SEE ALSO: Wait, we might only get two iPhones this year? Why did he do this? It wasn't for the wages, which at approximately 3,100 yuan a month (roughly $450) are not even enough to buy one of the iPhone 6s phones he helped produce. Instead Zeng teamed up with New York University and the NGO China Labor Watch to investigate working conditions in a Chinese manufacturing plant. 
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Chrome casting tweak streamsAs a general rule, you send an entire Chrome browser tab to your Chromecast (or other Cast-ready devices) as a last resort. The quality is lousy enough that you only really want to use it when a... service doesn't have native casting support, like Amaz...
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Nearly 2,000 teen drivers were killed in crashes in 2015, up 9 percent from previous year -- but a smartphone app could save lives
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This murdered woman's FitbitAfter Connie Dabate was killed in her Connecticut home, just two days before Christmas 2015, her obituary described her as "beloved wife and best friend of Richard Dabate." Fast-forward more than a... year later and her "best friend" is the lead suspect charged with his 39-year-old wife's murder—thanks in part to her Fitbit, according to an arrest warrant reported in the Hartford Courant. SEE ALSO: Man busted for arson after his pacemaker snitched on him Connie's Fitbit has become integral in piecing together her murder. Prosecutors say her husband's alibi that a masked intruder attacked him first and then went after his wife just doesn't add up. He was arrested on suspicion of murder earlier this month and released on a $1 million bail last week.
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The Trump administration is reportedly considering whether to extend its electronics ban to US-bound flights from Europe, though nothing has been confirmed.
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SpaceX to Launch 1st NROMERRITT ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, FL - Elon Musk's SpaceX is primed for another significant space first; the firms first launch of a spy satellite for the US governments super secret spy... agency; the National Reconnaissance Office, or NRO - following today's successful static hotfire test of the Falcon 9 launchers first stage booster. The post SpaceX to Launch 1st NRO SpySat Sunday after Static Fire Success appeared first on Universe Today.
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Google Maps can remember whereGoogle Maps already lets you know when parking at your destination might be difficult, but the app's latest navigation feature aims to make things even easier after you've arrived. The helpful parking... location features we saw last month just became o...
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WATCH: Inside theABC News' Ali Dukakis reports from the National Air and Space Museum in Washington.
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Google co-founder Sergey Brin is secretly building his own giant airship inside a NASA hangar, Bloomberg reports today. The craft -- which apparently looks like a classic zeppelin -- is housed at... NASA's Ames research facility, the publication's sources say, but it's not clear whether the airship a prototype for a business venture, or just a passion project for the billionaire. According to Bloomberg's sources, Brin's dirigible is not yet complete, but engineers have already built a metal frame that takes up much of the hangar. Google's Planetary Ventures division gained access to the Ames facility in 2015, and started using its vast hangars as labs and test areas for new technologies, but the sources note that the airship isn't a proper...
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Russian hackers use OAuth,The Russian hacking group blamed for targeting U.S. and European elections has been breaking into email accounts, not only by tricking victims into giving up passwords, but by stealing access tokens... too. It's sneaky hack that's particularly worrisome, because it can circumvent Google's 2-step verification, according to security firm Trend Micro. The group, known as Fancy Bear or Pawn Storm, has been carrying out the attack with its favored tactic of sending out phishing emails, Trend Micro said in a report Tuesday.
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Google Fiber is finally set toConfirming our investigative report from February, Google Fiber is about to announce it's bringing the 2.0 version of gigabit internet to Louisville, Kentucky. Still, several big questions remain.
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Netflix gets its shows intoWhile Netflix has dominated much of the streaming content market, it's been blocked by regulators in a major region: China. Having previously licensed content to LeEco (which is currently dealing with... its own problems) as far back as 2014, the compan...
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Airbnb's new open sourceToday, Airbnb’s design team open sourced its internal library for writing React components that easily render directly to Sketch. Instead of trying to get Sketch to export to code, the Airbnb team... spent its time on the opposite — putting the paintbrush in the hands of the engineer. Everyday engineers and designers have the luxury of operating without design systems, but large…
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft hasNASA's Cassini spacecraft has been delivering fantastic views of Saturn and its moons for many years now, and this year it will meet its ultimate fate: incineration in Saturn's atmosphere. The... satellite just completed its final flyby of the moon Titan and, thanks to the gravity boost provided by slinging around the moon it is now headed on what is essentially a months-long path that will end with Cassini's complete and utter annihilation. Now, Cassini will perform its most daring task to date: diving between Saturn's rings a remarkable 22 times between April 26th and September 15th. The craft will grace Saturn's upper atmosphere a handful of times during these passes, and will achieve a truly insane top speed of over 76,800 miles per hour in relation to the planet. Unfortunately for NASA,...
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Google Maps for iOS gainsGoogle Maps is adding a small, but very useful feature that lets users save where they parked. Available on both iOS and Android, the feature can also provide reminders for when your parking meter is... about to expire. more…
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