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22 Jan 2014 - Global

More Images of the Fujifilm XT-1 Leak Out

The Phoblographer - 22 Jan 2014 17:00
The Fujifilm XT1 is looking to be quite real. The post More Images of the Fujifilm XT-1 Leak Out appeared first on The Phoblographer.     
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Hands-on: Hexbug Aquabot review

Pocket-lint - 22 Jan 2014 12:08
Hands-on: Hexbug AquabotHexbug had a colourful and literally buzzing stand at the Toy Fair 2014 in London, and among the Battling Spiders and Strandbeast, the company also used the event to launch a new style Aquabot. For...
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XiStera 8-Function Tool For iPhone - $35

The Gadget Flow - 22 Jan 2014 08:00
XiStera 8-Function Tool ForXiStera is an 8-function pocket tool that iPhone users will find extremely handy as an accessory and a multi-tool. You can use it as an iPhone stand, tripod mount, stylus and pocketable lens adapter....
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These Robotic Super Socks WillScience fiction has given us a vision of the future where humans might one day enjoy super-strength and abilities while wearing a rigid robotic exoskeleton suit. But back here in reality, researchers...
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Intel launches notebook,Intel unveiled two reference designs on Wednesday aimed at the education market: a clamshell notebook and a tablet, each outfitted with intriguing peripherals and software for educators. Both the...
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Westone Elite Series ES60Westone has introduced their Elite Series ES60 in-ear monitors (IEM) that are part of the Elite Series of high performance earphones which were specially designed by musicians, targeting music...
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Teksta T-Rex, Kitty andCharacter Options is following up its successful relaunch of the Teksta Robotic Puppy with three additions to the family for 2014. The Teksta collection - also known as Tekno in the US - will gain a...
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Building the ultimate paperLuca Iaconi-Stewart is building a paper airplane unlike anything you've ever seen before — and it's taking him years to get it just right. He's building a 1:60 scale model of a Boeing 777, one so...
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Hands-on: Hexbug StrandbeastThere's nothing quite like a colourful micro robotic creature to grab our attention and the Hexbug stand at the Toy Fair 2014 in London was definitely one to visit for just that. The company unveiled...
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Optoma's ML750 ultra-portableOnptoma has a new ultra-portable projector, and it's called the ML750 with 700 LED lumens. Featuring HDMI and MHL support for connection to mobile devices, laptops, PCs, game consoles, and Blue-ray...
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Hasbro's Toy Fair 2014 line-upHasbro is always a little more secretive than most at the London Toy Fair, not allowing any photography of its behind-closed-doors toy demonstrations. That's not to say there isn't anything worth...
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Video: This might be theWe’ve seen plenty of concept art for Apple’s unannounced iWatch over the past few years. Some have been traditional, others fantastical, but the latest mockup by designer Todd Hamilton might be...
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Samsung's surprisingly classySamsung has convinced Verizon to stock the Rose Gold White colored Galaxy Note 3. While the network hasn't confirmed when the phone will go on sale, Samsung has released official images of the device....
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TobyRich SmartPlane: Hands-onTobyRich might not be a company you're familiar with, but it could be about to catch your attention with its smartphone-controlled SmartPlane. TobyRich has introduced the SmartPlane, which was on...
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Weird 'Gravity Waves' in VenusA European spacecraft orbiting Venus captured high-resolution images of gravity waves in the clouds whirring above Earth's nearest neighbor. The ripples could help scientists understand how Venus'...
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Mysterious Mars Rock LooksA mystery rock on Mars that suddenly appeared in front of NASA's Opportunity rover may look like a tasty donut, but it is like nothing ever seen on the Martian surface before, scientists say.
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A new incubator held a fairly impressive first time conference with one lucky startup taking away with NIS 10K in prize money
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"Warsaw" CPUs aimed at hyper-scale data centers.
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My Monopoly Lets You Name YourBoardwalk, Park Place, and even Marvin Gardens are all iconic properties on the world's most popular board game. But what if you wanted to play a game of Monopoly with locales you were actually...
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Google chairman Eric SchmidtGoogle’s executive chairman says that the company was outraged to learn that the National Security Agency had been tapping the company’s servers, and he has vehemently denied that Google had any...
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Human-computer interactionsVirtual reality, gaming and robotics rely on computers using depth images from cameras to recognize, understand and replicate actual body movements. Programming a computer to accurately identify hand...
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Developer uncovers theIn case you haven’t already figured it out, you probably shouldn’t give permission for websites to flip on your computer’s microphone unless you really trust them. Per The Verge, developer Tal...
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Activist investor Carl Icahn says he has purchased $500 million worth of Apple stock in the past couple of weeks to bring his total holdings in the company to more than $3 billion.
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Bugs were reported to Google in September 2013, remain unpatched.
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One astonishing number showsWindows Phone has made some impressive gains in terms of market share over the past year but Microsoft still has a ways to go toward filling in its app gap with iOS and Android. In fact, Microsoft is...
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Mac mini could finally seeLast year came and went without as much as a mention from Apple about the fate of its Mac mini line of desktop computers. The Mac mini lineup currently on sale through Apple, Amazon, and other...
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Photo Stealers exposes Cambridgeshire-based William Rogers', aka Challenging Photography, affinity for stealing other people's wedding photography portfolio as well as his penchant for turning NSFW...
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GTA V photographers hit the streets and capture the criminal carnage with virtual smartphones. The post GTA V's Media Lens Photojournalist Group Follows Crime, Catches Photos appeared first on The...
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The physicist fighting cancer's social network

New Scientist - 22 Jan 2014 18:00
We can disrupt cancer's communication network using the methods of cyberwar, says Eshel Ben-Jacob (full text available to subscribers)     
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A Map of the Mile-Thick IceThink this polar vortex part deux is bad? Here's a little perspective, courtesy the wonderful PTAK Science Books: A map of the glacier that once covered New York City in thick ice some 20,000 odd...
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Vintage Photos of a Snow Covered NYC

The Phoblographer - 22 Jan 2014 17:48
NYC has always had serious blizzards. The post Vintage Photos of a Snow Covered NYC appeared first on The Phoblographer.     
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Being on a Smartphone MakesIn the 1960s, a sociologist named William H. Whyte revealed something interesting about the behavior of people in parks and plazas across the U.S.: people liked being with people. But has that changed...
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Designers Delay Duck's DeathIn the future, no duck will have to die because of missing legs. In fact, they will live forever if us nerds have anything to do about it. To wit: a designer named Terence Loring in Sicamous, British...
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Cosmic Lens Caught BendingNASA's Fermi telescope has captured the first gamma-ray measurements of a gravitational lens, a rare natural alignment in which a massive body distorts light from a more distant object.
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Sculley stood behind the curtain with Steve Jobs moments before Jobs was to go on stage. Jobs was terrified, Sculley says, but once he took the stage, his presentation mastery took over.
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How Often Do You Increase YourEveryone knows you should set aside a portion of your paycheck for savings, whether it goes into a retirement fund or just a separate bank account. How often does that number go up, though?
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Garmin has announced a couple new GPS devices for golfers that are handheld and rugged. The devices include the Approach G7 and the Approach G8. The devices both have color …
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Take a look inside one ofInternet addiction is an issue taken very seriously in China and with good reason. The New York Times has been to visit a rehab center for teenagers in the country, where some of the residents...
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Quickr Adds Quick Action TabsAndroid: Quickr - Action Launcher is a new utility that works alongside your current launcher to make multitasking and switching to often-used apps and settings super fast. You get tabs on the sides...
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Tarantino ditches The HatefulBig movie studios are always banging on about how the internet is killing films and now it's happened quite literally. Quentin Tarantino has ditched his film, The Hateful Eight, after his script...
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Sony Walkman NWZ-ZX1 picturesSony has refreshed its high-end Walkman media player range with a new flagship device that is aimed at the audiophile. The Sony Walkman NWZ-ZX1 is capable of playing High-Resolution Audio alongside...
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Which Cell Phone Carrier IsVerizon customers, on average, pay more in total for their cellular service than customers of all other U.S. carriers, new research done by financial advisory firm Cowen and Company and published by...
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There's More to This Image ofAlthough it might look like a lot of the other images you've seen of Saturn , there's far more to this picture than meets the eye.
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Kia Pro_Cee'd GT review

Pocket-lint - 22 Jan 2014 12:00
Kia Pro_Cee'd GT reviewIn the car world 2013 was very much the year of the hot hatch, or GTi if you're of a particularly VW persuasion. Every manufacturer had a go at turning the regular family shopping car into a...
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Hacking OkCupid to find a perfect match

The Verge - 22 Jan 2014 11:42
Hacking OkCupid to find aIn the summer of 2012, Chris McKinlay was trying — and failing — to find love. Like 40 million Americans, McKinlay was using dating sites to search for prospective partners, but in nine months,...
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Fail Whale artist turnsYiying Lu, the author of Twitter's famously adorable Fail Whale graphic, is returning to the site of her greatest success with a new set of matryoshka dolls that celebrates both the founders and users...
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Jackery Leaf charging case canPerhaps ideal for anyone that runs out of battery power by the end of the workday, the Jackery Leaf charging case helps you keep using your iPhone without having to carry around a charging cable. The...
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(University of Washington) Preclinical studies show that gene therapy can strengthen muscles and lengthen lives in animal models of a fatal congenital disease in children, X-linked myotubular...
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We May Have Stumbled Upon The Greatest Tinder Photo Ever

The Huffington Post - 22 Jan 2014 02:00
We May Have Stumbled Upon TheThere are a lot of dos and don'ts to consider when posting a photo to Tinder, the dating app that prompts you to like or dislike someone based entirely on their picture. Don't post a selfie of just...
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Call of Duty: Ghosts Review

Slash Gear - 22 Jan 2014 01:09
With a Call of Duty game coming out at least once a year for what seems like forever, it's not easy always seeing the newest title for what it's worth, …
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Rogue Tor volunteers perform attacks that try to degrade encrypted connections.
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This Laser Bike Light Is LikeCyclists can adorn themselves from head to toe in flashing lights, but it's still possible that pedestrians and drivers won't see them until it's too late. It's a problem the Blaze Laserlight hopes to...
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Hands on with 'Advanced SleepNew Android and iOS apps will share REM sleep data for users of the B1 and Carbon Steel Edition Basis bands.
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The possibility of piracy was enough to shake a man down for illegal footage.
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Blackberry plans to sell most of its Canadian real estate holdings as it works to shore up its business under new management.
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If the rumors surrounding Amazon's forthcoming set-top box are any indication, the company's betting big on online video delivery. It's a move Amazon may even be hinting at with its latest recruitment...
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Why Warren Buffett'sBy this time next year, the world could see one more geeky billionaire. Investment mogul Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway company is backing a billion-dollar prize to predict the perfect NCAA...
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The secret US Army homingKnown as the 'T-1151 Dog Doo Transmitter', it allowed US Military bosses to monitor shipments, or find a soldier in need of rescue.
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​Candy Crush Is GettingYesterday we learned that King.com, makers of the wildly popular game Candy Crush Saga, had submitted a trademark application for the word "Candy" that would block other game-makers from using it in...
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Netflix warns it will provokeNetflix just reported its Q4 2013 earnings, and amidst the good news was a word of caution in the company's letter to investors. Last week, a federal court struck down the FCC's net neutrality...
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Space History Photo: Skylab Solar Shield

SPACE.com - 22 Jan 2014 23:57
Space History Photo: SkylabA seamstress, with assistance from three others, creates a possible replacement sunshade for the Skylab Orbital Workshop.
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Supernova Explosion Seen InThe light from an exploding star in the Messier 82 (M82) galaxy was first photographed from Earth on January 22nd, 2013. The galaxy is ~12 million light years away so the explosion occurred about 12...
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JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata poses for a photo at a window in the Cupola of the International Space Station....
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Red Hat refreshes privateRed Hat has updated a number of its products for running private clouds, better preparing them for the complex ways of the enterprise. "The journey to the open private cloud has got multiple stages....
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Ford enlists MIT, Stanford toFord is enlisting top U.S. universities to make self-driving cars (such as the one shown above) a reality, and announced Wednesday that it hopes researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of...
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iPad Air Starts Strongly

The Huffington Post - 22 Jan 2014 23:54
iPad Air Starts StronglyFlagship Model Takes Greater Share in a Crowded iPad Market Consumer Intelligence Research Partners released analysis of the results from its research on Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for the calendar...
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Here's how city life isThere is a truism, often bolstered by pseudoscience, that people in the country are healthier than people in the city. Certainly there are many health problems associated with the metropolis. But it...
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Beats Music Review: Finally, AWhether you're jamming a dusty cassette into a Honda's busted-up tape deck or clicking and dragging a digital playlist into coherence, music feels personal. In the digital age, we risk losing that art...
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EBay Profit Rises as Icahn Proposes Spin-Off of PayPal

The New York Times - 22 Jan 2014 23:53
The company reported a higher profit for the holiday quarter as more transactions were paid with its PayPal service, which the activist investor Carl C. Icahn proposed spinning off.     
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[From EntertainmentTell] While he contemplates which film project to approach next, Oscar winner Danny Boyle is lending his directing talents to the new UK police dramedy, 'Babylon'
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An Apple in Space

SpaceRef - 22 Jan 2014 23:50
A fresh apple floating freely near a window in the Cupola of the International Space Station is featured in this image....
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mpicpp sends this report from Ars Technica: "Protests against tech giants and their impact on the San Francisco Bay Area economy just got personal. According to an anonymous submission on local news...
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The traffic went to sites whose IP addresses are registered to a shell company that lists the home as its address.     
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"Her," by Spike Jonze, is a movie that follows a modern man as he falls in love with his operating system. Naturally, we'll need an entire show to review it, and CNET's Ty Pendlebury and Sarah Tew sub...
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Exploding star a mere 11.5 million light-years away and it's a boon for science Pics Exploding stars aren't an uncommon event in a universe with billions upon billions of stars in billions upon...
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The good times keep on rolling for Netflix, but the company sees storm clouds ahead. Netflix announced earnings on Wednesday that beat expectations for both subscriber additions and earnings per...
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It was busy in Silicon Valley and on Wall Street after the markets closed on Wednesday. Here's what you need to know.
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Dying grandmother's mysteryAsk MetaFilter member JannaK presented the community with a puzzle that had been troubling her family for nearly 20 years. Her grandmother died in 1996 from cancer and in her last days she scribbled...
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Scientists using the Herschel space observatory have made the first definitive detection of water vapor on the largest and roundest object in the asteroid belt, Ceres....
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Analysts theorize huge outage was result of a glitch in China's Great Firewall.
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Why NASA Made a Movie You Can't Watch at Home

The Atlantic - 22 Jan 2014 23:43
Water Falls is a beautiful combination of science and art. But to see it, you'll need some pretty special equipment.     
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A major discovery has been made in the asteroid belt -- the dwarf planet Ceres is blasting water vapor into space. Such a finding has been called "unequivocal" by the …
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Apple Brings Wish List ViewingToday Apple released a minor update to iTunes that brings the ability to view your iTunes Store wish list directly in your local library. Support for Arabic and Hebrew has also been improved with...
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[From AppleTell] A Belgian retailer--Computerstore.be--has posted a placeholder listing for Mac minis equipped with i5 and i7 chipsets.
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Netflix Downplays Court's NetIn the letter to shareholders that accompanied today's earnings report, Netflix addresses the recent circuit court decision that was seen as a threat to net neutrality. That decision could potentially...
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Exploding Star: New SupernovaAn exploding star has suddenly appeared in the night sky, dazzling astronomers who haven't seen a new supernova this close to our solar system in years.
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New Mac mini reportedlyApple may launch a new Mac mini next month, according to a Belgian electronics retailer that's already listing two versions of the new computer. While Apple has not refreshed its Mac mini line since...
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How Often Do You Blow ThroughChances are, your cable provider has allotted you with some kind of bandwidth cap, depending on your plan. You stream stuff on Amazon, download seasons of the HBO series du jour, but how often--if...
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Pinterest Is Testing APinterest is introducing a new way to browse its site with the addition of a category called "Personalized for You." This new section is essentially a version of Pinterest based entirely on your...
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Could Facebook really lose 80%A study by Princeton University researchers says Facebook could lose 80% of its users by 2017, but that if that sounds far fetched to you, it's because it is.     
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Bits Blog: VMware Looks toPatrick Gelsinger, VMWare's chief, believes some older companies are moving into cloud computing and others are retrenching as customers demand new sorts of technologies.     
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SeaMicro's Andrew Feldman OnI've been lucky to host many great founders here on "Founder Stories" to date, but this particular video discussion with Andrew Feldman, a cofounder and CEO of SeaMicro (which was eventually acquired...
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Wearables, connected homes toWearables and 'smart' appliances are driving the trend.
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'The 70's Archaeologist' ByIf you don't enjoy this super short by comedian Jon Friedman, 1) we feel sad for you, 2) at least you can't say we wasted your time.
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Meizu MX3 Review

Slash Gear - 22 Jan 2014 23:33
With the release of the Meizu MX3, the company once again aims high with their ability to create a high-end device that, at first, looks like it'd be able to …
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Artificial Bone Marrow CouldFor decades, doctors have been treating leukemia patients by transplanting stem cells from people with healthy bone marrow. But even though transplants can be a fairly effective treatment, there...
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Mobile commerce and PayPal drive eBay's results, but the company's outlook is a bit light. eBay also mentions its Carl Icahn problem.
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State of the Art: Review: The Roomba 880 From iRobot

The New York Times - 22 Jan 2014 23:31
State of the Art: Review: TheThe Roomba 880 has the same hockey-puck look as the previous models, but does a superior job in cleaning dust bunnies and pet hair. But the cost may scare off prospective buyers.     
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In the wake of recent NSA leaks, Microsoft's taking the tech road less traveled and committing to protecting foreign users' data by storing it overseas. The controversial move, as reported by the...
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Use Flickr to Help You Find Your Next Camera

Life Hacker - 22 Jan 2014 23:30
Use Flickr to Help You FindYou can spend days and days reading reviews to find the perfect camera, but when it boils down to it, seeing the pictures a camera takes is a much better way to gauge if it has what you're looking...
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Apple has released a minor update to its iTunes software, improving support for Arabic and Hebrew, adding the ability to see a Wish List while viewing the iTunes library, and "additional stability...
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Polish 3D Printer ZortraxIt may seem like small potatoes, but Polish 3D printer manufacturer Zortrax has chalked a 5,000 unit order from Dell. This is the first I've heard of a mass order of home 3D-printing equipment and it...
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Map Shows Snow Dumped onThe northeastern United States was hammered by a blustery storm yesterday (Jan. 21), leaving some places now buried under more than a foot of snow.
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New version rumored to heal Windows 8.1's schizoid modes A set of screenshots leaked to the web purports to show how Microsoft is working to better integrate Metro-style apps with the classic desktop...
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Mobile applications will be downloaded more than 248 billion times and generate in excess of $77 billion in revenue by 2017 as they find their way into appliances, cars and wearable devices.
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Dudley the duckling get a 3DA Canadian engineer 3d printed the new leg for Dudley after seeing him in an animal shelter.
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The JPEG standard made its debut in 1991 (publicly in 1992), and since then it’s become the most widely used lossy compression format for digital images. Now, The Independent JPEG Group at the...
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[From GadgeTell] Sharp boasts of its IGZO screen technology, 4.5-inch screen with full 1080p HD display, 13 megapixel camera, 16GB built-in storage.
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Much of China's web trafficMuch of China encountered a major web traffic jam yesterday. According to The New York Times, something seemingly went seriously awry within the country's Great Firewall on Tuesday, causing it to...
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Netflix had a killer holidayYes, it seems that Netflix is doing OK for itself. The company on Wednesday announced that it added 2.33 million streaming subscribers in the United States over the fourth quarter of 2013, which...
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[From HomeTechTell] Samsung and h.h. gregg are giving away $48K in prizes, including a 4K TV! Could you be the lucky winner?
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[From GadgeTell] GadgeTell Review: Wren V5BT Speaker (Rosewood)
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eBay Squeaks Out A Win In Q4,eBay reported its fourth-quarter earnings today, including revenue of $4.5 billion and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.81. The company’s revenue was up 13 percent from the same quarter last year,...
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Global panel to review Internet security

Phys.org - 22 Jan 2014 23:20
A global commission has been created to investigate how to ensure Internet freedom and security at a time of growing concerns over privacy breaches.
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Reusable Airbag Backpack HelpsA car's airbags are designed to absorb impact and protect passengers during a crash--and need to inflate immediately on impact. But the airbags that skiers wear to avoid being buried in an avalanche...
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Will the First Generation ofThe word "robosourcing" is making its way into the technology media, and starting to skirt the fringes of the mainstream media via the help of Hollywood and other platforms like TED. Just recently, a...
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Netflix Stock Soars AfterSAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Netflix's fourth-quarter earnings soared six-fold as the Internet video service added another 2.3 million U.S. subscribers to burnish its status as one of the world's most...
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Apple releases iTunes 11.1.4Apple just released a small update to iTunes on Mac OS X bringing the app up to version 11.1.4 and introducing a few minor features and tweaks. Apple notes that users will now be able to see the Wish...
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Windows Metro Apps on theA funny thing happens whenever I use my Surface Pro 2 for work. Even though the 10-inch screen and tiny Type Cover trackpad are less comfortable to work with than my dual-monitor Windows 7 desktop,...
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[GamerTell] Unepic Review: Almost overwhelming

Technology Tell - 22 Jan 2014 23:16
[From GamerTell] Unepic finally gives Wii U owners a Metroidvania to play, one with an almost overwhelming array of choices.
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Fox to stream 2014 Super BowlFox has announced that this year's Super Bowl will be streamed free on its Fox Sports Go iPad app and website. Users can stream the game for free, but the app will be restricted to pay-TV subscribers...
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Peace at last! Revolv made allWith a whopping seven different radios packed beneath its hood, Revolv can communicate with just about any smart home device you can throw at it, and seeks to provide a simple control dashboard for...
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Waiting for new Plants vs.You're going to need some help in the new world in PvZ2 — we've got a few tips to get it for you​. We're not going to name names, but a few of us here are more than a little addicted to Plants...
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Six big screens for the big game

CNET - 22 Jan 2014 23:11
TVs are getting bigger every year, and our annual American football-focused roundup is keeping up: nothing under 64 inches for XLVIII in 2014!
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The online streaming service's profit rose more than it predicted, and its outlook for earnings to kick off 2014 is rosy too.
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[From EntertainmentTell] The Walking Dead returns Feb. 9, giving us a much needed zombie fix. The survivor are scattered all over the place, will they get back together?
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Women in Physics: STEMming the Leaky Pipeline

Physics Buzz - 22 Jan 2014 23:10
On this week's podcast, our contributor, Elizabeth Case, reports from a conference for undergraduate women in physics from this past week.Elizabeth also participated in the conference herself as an...
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Netflix had a big year in 2013 with award-winning original content, new features and millions of new customers. Now the company's fourth quarter report reveals it wrapped up last year with over 44...
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Netflix's momentum continuesNetflix revealed its fourth quarter earnings today, capping off a banner year that saw the streaming service surpass HBO in subscriber count and earn critical acclaim for its original programming. In...
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Netflix's CEO on the lesson to be learned from 2013: "People around the world want what we offer: consumer-in-control Internet television."
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Independent panel willTwo think tanks have launched a two-year investigation of internet governance and surveillance, a week after President Barack Obama pledged to reform US intelligence policy. Chatham House and the...
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Netflix Beats AnalystNetflix just announced its fourth-quarter financial results, with the company beating/missing analyst expectations. For the last three months, Netflix reported earnings of 79 cents per share on...
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Sockatume writes "Remember the fun of spurious substring matches, AKA the Scunthorpe problem? The UK's advanced 'intelligent' internet filters do. Supposedly the country's great new filtering regime...
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WTF of the week: PrincetonWe’re used to zany Wall Street analysts making wacky predictions about the tech world, such as the amazing prediction made by Money Map Press analyst Keith Fitz-Gerald last month about a merger...
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Disney's Frozen has taken the world by (winter) storm. Chalk it up to the power of princesses, magic and the winter season — or perhaps it's the incredible soundtrack that has everyone flocking to...
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With AirWatch, VMware Is Ready To Take Off

ReadWrite - 22 Jan 2014 23:02
With AirWatch, VMware Is ReadyCloud and virtualization company VMware announced Wednesday it will acquire Atlanta-based AirWatch in a $1.17 billion cash deal, which will also pay out an extra $365 million in installment payments...
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Target hackers will be toughThe hackers behind the recent Target data breach are likely a world away and nearly impossible to find.
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The new Audi A3 is a brilliant car -- it's comfy, full of tech, and as safe as you'd like. So the faster S3 promises to be pretty sweet.
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Sorry, Folks, Gearheads Don'tI know Gizmodo is one of our Gawker littermates and I love them, but I have to call them out like anyone else when they say something misleading about "car enthusiasts." Things like how Google Glass...
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Put Some (Fake) Planets onPictures of space are awesome . But if our solar system isn't quite exciting enough for you--what with the lack of planets crashing into each other and exploding into giant balls of fire--these...
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A Single Man Spent 53 YearsVery few of us will work at a single job our whole lives. Even fewer will work on a single, self-led project our whole lives. Spanish octogenarian Justo Gallego Martinez is an exception: He's been the...
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2014 Sundance Film Festival:We're reporting from the ground at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival this week, searching for the best new movies that will hit both theaters and the small screen in the coming months. Get all of our...
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Pebble Smartwatch Isn't AsSo, I finally broke down and bought a Pebble Smart Watch the other day. Just rolled into Best Buy and looked at both the FitBit Force fitness tracker and the Pebble. At just $20 more than the Force, I...
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"Your credit card will be billed $1,850" for this service you don't want.     
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"Your credit card will be billed $1,850" for this service you don't want.
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The Candy Crush ConspiracyAfter attempting to trademark the word "Candy," King, the developer behind Candy Crush Saga, is now trying to oppose the trademark of the game "The Banner Saga," over that game's use of the word...
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An Open Letter From Bill Gates

Mashable - 22 Jan 2014 22:52
Melinda and I published our latest Annual Letter this week. It’s a bit of a departure for us. Unlike the past five letters, this one isn’t about the foundation’s work. Instead, we decided to...
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Supernova Explosion Seen InThe light from an exploding star in the Messier 82 (M82) galaxy was first photographed from Earth on January 22nd, 2013. The galaxy is ~12 million light years away so the explosion occurred about 12...
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Wow. NicksplosionFX just created a time machine of emotions by stitching together every single--yes, every single--original Nintendo NES video game start screen in one epic video. The whole shabang...
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No matter how pixel-packed your iThing's display is, watching video clips on a bigger screen is usually way more comfortable. Pocket has added AirPlay and Apple TV support to its free bookmarking app...
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Forget making Mario for iPhoneThere’s no denying that Nintendo had a rough year in 2013 that included disastrously low Wii U sales. This has led many analysts to say that Nintendo should just throw in the towel on making games...
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Does 1+2+3+4+ . . . =-1/12?

Physics Buzz - 22 Jan 2014 22:44
(Spoiler alert: Yes it does . . . probably . . . um, maybe . . .I mean, it has to.) An interwebs firestorm has been raging recently about a Numberphile video that makes the astounding claim that if...
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The Super Bowl will again be streamed live online.
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Sony Alpha 7 review:By putting a 24 megapixel full-frame sensor into a body nearly the same size as the Olympus E-M1, the Alpha 7 is arguably the most ambitious camera Sony has ever made. Never before has there been a...
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Skywalk Through Outer SpaceHey hey stargazers and celestial daydreamers: Here's your chance to walk barefoot above the heavens. Spacecrafted is a new collection of rugs from German designer Jan Kath that takes hi-res satellite...
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A new study offers insights into how aging affects the brain's neural circuitry, in some cases significantly altering gene expression in single neurons. These discoveries could point the way toward a...
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An anti-malaria drug combination might be useful in helping to prevent pregnancy complications in women with lupus and the related disorder antiphospholipid syndrome, researchers have found.
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A new free app for iOS and Android lets you experience a small slice of what life's like in Australia as an Indian student, a Muslim woman, or an Aboriginal man.
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Modularity and long femoral neck length are the common denominators among cited cases for femoral neck fractures. Research identifies indicate a real risk of fracture that should be discussed with...
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Scientists have created a way to fine tune a process critical to the pharmaceutical industry that could save time and money.
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Preclinical studies show that gene therapy can strengthen muscles and lengthen lives in animal models of a fatal congenital disease in children, X-linked myotubular myopathy. The findings demonstrate...
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How T-Mobile's New MobileT-Mobile today announced its intentions to get into the business of providing banking services to its wireless customers, and any others who want an alternative to traditional banking accounts. The...
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Yes, Chrome may be listeningWindows with permission to listen to your microphone keep listening until they are closed There's news today about a new exploit in Chrome, that centers around the recently-introduced listening...
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife are donating $5 million to help expand a community health center in Silicon Valley.
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Businesses spend billions to reach customers through online advertising but just how effective are paid search ads? Using data from eBay, economist Steven Tadelis at UC Berkeley's Haas School of...
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Genomic tumor testing conducted

Science Daily - 22 Jan 2014 22:36
Clinical laboratory experts and physicians achieved 100 percent accuracy using new gene sequencing equipment and panels to test for abnormal DNA in cancerous tumor cells, paving the way for routine...
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Scientists have developed a new genetic platform that allows efficient production of naturally occurring molecules, and have used it to produce a novel antibiotic compound.
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Getting a good night's sleep means more than you probably think. Researchers suggest that the importance of sleep is underestimated by the general public.
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These Two Brothers are  Joe Luxton and his brother thought it would be a funny idea to recreate a bunch of old family photos and turn them into a calendar for their Mom for Christmas. They were right and the results are...
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How a 365 Project Changed My Life

PetaPixel - 22 Jan 2014 22:34
Just over a year ago, photography was my most precious hobby. I really enjoyed it and took photos fairly often, but I felt that if I wanted to take this thing to the next level, I had to do something...
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Leaked Windows 8.1 updateWindows 8.1 might soon receive an update that allows users to pin Windows Store apps to the desktop taskbar, according to recently leaked screenshots. Wzor has published screenshots that indicate...
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Verizon has published its first ever transparency report, and in it we get a glimpse of how many requests the carrier received for data, including a general range for number …
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Did co-creator of '1984' adThis week marks the 30th anniversary of Apple's classic "1984" Super Bowl ad, and a tweet sent by one of the ad's creators seems to hint that Apple may have something planned for this year's NFL...
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U.S. tech giants dominated headlines in 2013, according to the Global Dow Index, with Google and Apple topping the list of most mentioned companies in print media during the past yearMicrosoft and IBM...
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Think the Moto G is cheap? GetMotorola caught the tech media’s attention when it unveiled the surprisingly capable Moto G smartphone for just $179 off contract. That comparatively tiny fee brings buyers a 4.5-inch display with...
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Biofuel from desert plantsAerospace giant Boeing and its research partners in the Middle East said Wednesday they would start field trials after recording progress in making biofuel from desert plants fed with seawater.
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Todoist announced a big new update last night to their popular to-do app. Todoist Next (which brings the app to version 3.0) is a complete rewrite, bringing major features such as shared...
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Microsoft offers overseas dataToday, Microsoft announced an unpredecented response to concerns of NSA data access, offering customers in foreign countries the option of having their data stored outside US borders. According to a...
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Although Apple remains tight-lipped about any plans to release a wearable device, the persistent rumors and concept mock-ups continue to stir excitement among fans and industry analysts alike The...
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The integrator is one of just two partners to earn the elite designation so far.
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Slashdot visited the Formlabs CES display in 2013. Tim looked at their Stereolithgraphy 3-D printer again this year. The company is now boasting about their PreForm 1.0 software, and not as much about...
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Finally, a Handsome WoodenIf you’re like me, you spend upwards of an hour each day staring quizzically at your Apple TV box, thinking, “You know what this thing needs? A wooden - either walnut or maple - tray that not only...
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Argentina tightens controls onArgentina has toughened restrictions on Internet purchases from foreign sources, part of an attempt to stem capital flight.
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How to Survive a Skyscraper Fire

Gizmodo - 22 Jan 2014 22:20
How to Survive a SkyscraperA man died trying to escape a fire in his high-rise apartment building in Manhattan earlier this month. What makes this all the more tragic is that he would have survived--if he had only stayed in his...
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Rocket Renovations Will EndA popular, historic and huge NASA tour spot is closing to the public as the space agency picks up the pace preparing for the future of U.S. space exploration. Public tours into the Vehicle Assembly...
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The nearest exploding star detected since 1987 could offer insights into dark energy, ghostly neutrinos, and even how the universe's story will play out     
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Apple has done it again:LG may be working on its own flagship smartphone that will pack a fingerprint scanner, the LG G3, a mobile feature that's gaining more popularity among mobile device makers, ET News reports (via...
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Previously the Pentagon was considering a wider FAB-T program that included equipping its strategic bombers and certain electronic surveillance aircraft with the system.
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Millions of Chinese Internet users were unable to load websites ending in .com, .net, or .org for about eight hours on Tuesday. The China Internet Network Information Center traced the problem to...
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Future MacBooks could haveThe MacBook's trackpad could see some significant changes down the line. One of these twists could the dismissal of its integrated buttons, if a new patent awarded to Apple is any indication. The post...
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Nokia Earnings Preview: The Lumia Question

TechCrunch - 22 Jan 2014 22:10
Nokia Earnings Preview: TheNokia will report its fourth-quarter 2013 earnings, a seminal moment for the company as the figures will represent the last full period in which it will own the hardware assets that it is selling to...
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Word this afternoon comes from Timothy Arcuri of Cowen and Company that Apple's next iPhone - tentatively called the "iPhone 6" - will certainly be working with a 4.8-inch display. …
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Spider silk ties scientists up in knots

e! Science News - 22 Jan 2014 22:08
Two years ago, researchers from Iowa State University (USA) published a study which concluded that spider silk conducts heat as well as metals. Now, a team from the University of the Basque Country...
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Engadget HD Podcast 382 - 1.22.14

Engadget - 22 Jan 2014 22:08
It's that time of year again, CES is fading from memory, football season is wrapping up and Ben is tempted to cut the cable cord with less of his favorite sports programming on the air. The lull in...
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Chrome exploit can secretlyGoogle has been pushing hard to incorporate speech recognition features into Web apps. But a Chrome exploit that can secretly transcribe your conversations unless you're paying attention probably...
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There's no perfect piece of wearable tech, and everything out there has problems. But here's what I like from what I've seen in 2013 and gotten a peek at in early 2014.
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Consumer Watchdog filesGoogle, through its plan to link Gmail addresses to its Google+ social network, is violating a privacy agreement the company made with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, a long-time critic of the...
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Volvo has high hopes for 2014, glowing from a multi-billion investment after its break-up from Ford, and with a new engine architecture, Drive-E, for its refreshed best-sellers, the S60, V60, …
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Volvo already faced a challenge, taking on the big players in automotive post-divorce from Ford, but now it has given itself a second, arguably more difficult one: weaning America off …
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IBM And SAP Have A Tough RoadTwo tech titans of yesteryear, IBM and SAP, had depressing quarterly earnings call this week. The worst part? Both are pinning their hopes on the very thing that is eating their lunch: cloud...
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Mac Pro Shipping EstimatesApple teased the new Mac Pro early on in 2013 and then kept us waiting for it until the end of December. The completely revamped late 2013 Mac Pro started shipping to anxious customers in the very...
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Researchers at Virginia Tech say sugar could be the key to cheap, biodegradable batteries that can be refilled.
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ThinkGeek's Favorite Photos from 2013!

Think Geek - 22 Jan 2014 22:01
In an epic battle of images, several product photos rose to the top as the 2013 victors. The tears and pixels lost will never be forgotten! *Ahem* Alternatively, we just asked our photographer monkeys...
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Herschel Telescope DetectsNASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features: Scientists using the Herschel space observatory have made the first definitive detection of water vapor on the largest and roundest object in the...
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NASA Officially Renames DrydenIt's official: the bill re-naming the NASA's Hugh L. Dryden Flight Research Center in southern California for the first man to walk on the moon is now a law.
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The past year has been full of chart-topping hits with catchy hooks, but only one song can bring home the title of Song of the Year at the 56th annual Grammy Awards this Sunday at 8 p.m. ET. See also:...
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Teach Siri How To PronounceI’ve grown up with this last name, so I’m fairly used to people butchering it. I’m surprised at the amazing number of pronunciations given to my last name over the past several decades, with...
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Snapchat increases securityEver since 4.6 million Snapchat users were subjected to a leak that threatened to reveal their phone numbers, the team behind the app has been scrambling to repair both the vulnerabilities of Snapchat...
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From a carpet of nanorods to aResearch teams at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and at the University of Limerick, Ireland, have discovered a novel solid state reaction which lets kesterite grains grow within a few seconds and at...
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Metal Gear Rising: RevengeanceImagine a giant, roughly 200 ft. tall robot shoots a barrage of missiles at you. Do you: a) Try to run away, but fail and die in a blazing inferno? b) Wet your pants and cry? c) Run towards the robot,...
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I'm Amit Agarwal, and This Is How I Work

Life Hacker - 22 Jan 2014 22:00
I'm Amit Agarwal, and This IsWhat does it take to become India's leading technology blogger? For almost a decade now, Amit Agarwal has been writing at Digital Inspiration, coming up with guides and hacks to make life easier with...
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jigamo writes "The Verge reports on a new app from Slashdot co-founder Rob Malda, a.k.a. CmdrTaco, which aims to provide a user-powered and -curated stream of news. It's called Trove, and it's...
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A Visit to the WeirdestIn the desert two hours northeast of Los Angeles, just outside the town of Barstow, there is a peculiar little place called the Calico Early Man Site. If you've driven either direction, from L.A. to...
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An additional, unreportedMore frustrating news has surfaced for the West Virginia residents affected by the Freedom Industries chemical spill: federal and state investigators learned on Tuesday that a previously unreported...
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New Windows 8.1 update screenshots leaked?

Digital Trends - 22 Jan 2014 21:53
New Windows 8.1 updateA Russian blog leaked alleged screenshots of an upcoming Windows 8.1 update which could introduce a few new and interesting features to the polarizing, touch-centric operating system. The post New...
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Verizon reveals 320,000 USVerizon on Wednesday became the first major US telecom carrier to release a "transparency report," and said it received 320,000 data queries last year in the United States alone.
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[From GamerTell] Valve strikes again with another massive round of approved Steam Greenlight candidates. 45 games and 5 programs have gotten the thumbs up.
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Some Tor exit nodes attempt toComputer scientists found almost 20 exit relays in the Tor anonymity network that attempted to spy on users' encrypted traffic using man-in-the-middle techniques. The research was carried out over a...
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iPhone 6 Design With 4.8 InchTimothy Arcuri, an analyst at Cowen and Company, claims that Apple has “locked down” iPhone 6 design and that it will come with a 4.8 inch display. It should be kept in mind that Apple is not...
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App Smart: Watch What You Eat, Using Your Phone

The New York Times - 22 Jan 2014 21:45
Apps estimate calorie intake from the bar code information on a food package, or even a photo.     
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Microsoft started blurring the lines between the modern Windows interface and the classic desktop with Windows 8.1, and there are now signs that it's ready to mix things up a little more. WZor has...
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Apple's iPhone 6 design hasThere has been plenty of back and forth regarding display size and other design elements that we can expect to see in Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6. While nothing is set in stone until Apple makes its...
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X-ray diffraction techniqueA team of researchers exploring the intergranular stress corrosion cracking of a type of metallic tubing used within nuclear power plants has developed a technique to both map and predict its...
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Galaxies on FIRE: StarFor decades, astrophysicists have encountered a puzzling contradiction: although many galactic-wind models--simulations of how matter is distributed in our universe--predict that the majority of the...
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Windows 8.1 Update WillThis morning Paul Thurrott detailed a number of tweaks that will appear in the 2014 update of Windows 8.1. Screenshots from WZor confirm a few of Paul's earlier notes on upcoming changes to Windows...
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'Space cops' to help controlA team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists are using mini-satellites that work as "space cops" to help control traffic in space.
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4 Ways to Make Better RoadsAs a surface for wheels, pavement does its job well enough. Asphalt concrete is flat, smooth, and solid (usually). But there is a price we pay for the convenience of paved roads and parking lots...
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Water Plume Detected At Dwarf Planet Ceres

Slashdot - 22 Jan 2014 21:40
astroengine writes "Astronomers analyzing data from the now defunct Herschel infrared space observatory have made a huge discovery deep inside the asteroid belt. Dwarf planet Ceres, the largest body...
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Bright star reveals new exoplanet

Phys.org - 22 Jan 2014 21:39
Bright star reveals newAn international team of astronomers at Stellar Astrophysics Centre in Aarhus, Denmark, have discovered a new exoplanet, christened "Kepler-410A b." The planet is about the size of Neptune and orbits...
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Sony Xperia Z1s Available NowSony launched the T-Mobile exclusive Xperia Z1s smartphone at the International Consumer Electronics Show 2014 earlier this month. The device is actually quite similar to the Xperia Z1 that was...
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Residential refrigerator and freezer energy standards are changing -- here's what you need to know.
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Telescope spies water plumes(Phys.org) --Scientists using the Herschel space observatory have made the first definitive detection of water vapor on the largest and roundest object in the asteroid belt, Ceres.
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Around the World: AtlanticThough physically distant from Antarctica, water masses in the north and tropical regions of the Atlantic Ocean appear to have a significant influence on the effects of climate change on the icy...
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Pocket adds AirPlay supportPocket today updated its iOS app with full AirPlay integration, making it possible for users to stream their saved video clips to a nearby Apple TV. Most of us turn to Pocket to keep track of (and...
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It’s painfully cold, windy, and there is a lot of snow, ice, or a combination of both around. You can be annoyed by how dreary the conditions are, or prepare for the worst and make the best of your...
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Advertisers love to associate their products with the future, even if there's nothing terribly futuristic about them. Like in this 1984 ad from a British company that was selling... soap.
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Recover Control of Your CarWinter can throw some pretty nasty driving conditions your way: icy roads, reduced vision, and darker evenings. If you live in an area where ice and snow are a big part of winter, make sure you...
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Piper Is IFTTT for Your Home

Mashable - 22 Jan 2014 21:27
As I sat with Russell Ure in a Manhattan cafe, he turned on the reading lamp in his Ottawa, Ontario, home and we watched it light up in real time on his iPhone screen The app he was using is from the...
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Herschel Discovers Water Vapor Spewing from Ceres

Universe Today - 22 Jan 2014 21:26
With the Dawn spacecraft now heading towards the dwarf planet/asteroid Ceres, the mission has suddenly gotten even more intriguing. The Herschel space observatory has discovered water vapor around...
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Adding to a litany of analyst predictions pointing to a larger iPhone, Timothy Arcuri of Cowen and Company (via AppleInsider) today claimed that the iPhone 6 will ship with a 4.8-inch display, a...
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The winner will receive development funding likely to approach $1 billion for a mission that will launch between 2022 and 2024.
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Once sold for about $2,500, Apple's 30-year-old Macintosh computer dropped in price for years. But that seems to be changing, according to eBay.
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World of Tanks claims 1.1World of Tanks, Wargaming.net's free-to-play online tank sim, has registered 1.1 million concurrent users in Russia alone. Globally, the game has over 75 million registered users. The post World of...
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Google Chrome users are no strangers to speech recognition software -- heck, the internet browser has "Ok Google!" voice recognition built right into its URL navigation bar. But that recognition is...
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A look inside the complexEven though police have arrested two people in Texas who have used stolen Target credit card information, the hackers behind the breach will likely never be found, AP reports. The breach, in which 40...
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Lasers CreateIt's much easier for a telescope to see deep into the universe when it doesn't have to peer through the Earth's atmosphere, but getting them into space is expensive. There is a much cheaper solution,...
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Nikon issues firmware updatesNikon has posted firmware updates for the Df, D5200 and D3200. As well as a number of minor bugs and performance issues, support has been added to the D3200 and D5200 for the new collapsible AF-S DX...
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"The research is simply incorrect," said a representative for both HBO and Cinemax.
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Men And Women Get All FreakyTalk about seeing the world through someone else's eyes. Virtual reality gaming headset Oculus Rift is being used in Gender Swap, an experiment within the interactive, open-source art project The...
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[From GamerTell] Capcom is 3D-ifying the first three Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney games and releasing them in Japan as Ace Attorney 123.
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Berkeley researchers have created flexible sensors that mimic a cat's whiskers from elastic fibers, nanotubes, and nanoparticles. Science: making robots cuter as well as more useful.
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Jelly's Novelty Wears Off, ButLet's get this out of the way up front: I was prepared to dislike Jelly after its reveal. After all, when Twitter co-founder Biz Stone described the new startup as experiment designed to "make the...
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Jimmy Fallon Awkwardly HidesWhen you have the undivided attention of one of the richest man in the world, who also happens to be an outstanding philanthropist as well as the co-founder of a company called Microsoft, the last...
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Would you buy a Land RoverLand Rover wants to call its next SUV the "Landy". I hate that name. So I decided to come up with some better ones. How about the Lancaster or the Defiant? Whatever it's called, it just has to be...
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Indestructible Headphones,Not only will these Philips O'Neill headphones not break the bank, they pretty much won't break period. Capable of withstanding 1500kg of static force, they're billed as virtually indestructible, and...
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Get Your Crunchies Tickets Now

TechCrunch - 22 Jan 2014 21:13
Get Your Crunchies Tickets NowThe 7th Annual Crunchies Awards is almost here and some tickets are still available. They start at $80 which grants the holder to a night of laughs, drinks and nerds as far as the eye can see. This is...
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Telescope spies water plumesThe largest object in the asteroid belt just got more attractive: Scientists have confirmed signs of water on the dwarf planet Ceres, one of the few bodies in the solar system to hold that...
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Is Facebook really just a virulent social virus? So claim two Princeton University graduate students.
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Carl Icahn says stake in AppleActivist investor Carl Icahn took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to rattle his saber at Apple in advance of the company's shareholder meeting next month.     
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Two nerds, a four-track recorder, and 65 million Cisco phone systems.     
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According to TV Guide, the three big stars of the original "Star Wars" trilogy plan to arrive on set for Episode VII in March or April.
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NASA Set to LaunchA fresh satellite for NASA's communications network is set for launch from Florida's Space Coast on Thursday (Jan. 23) to bolster voice and data links between mission control, the International Space...
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[From GamerTell] Microsoft can't seem to get its Xbox One message right, even with help from popular YouTube personalities.
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China blames Internet outageTuesday's Internet outage in China is dividing experts over what caused the networking error, with authorities calling it a hacking attack, and others blaming it on the country's censorship systems....
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Tool Kit: Crowdfunding TipsPlanning and promoting your idea are critical precursors to beginning an online campaign.     
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Cold Air Could Help You Lose Weight

Live Science - 22 Jan 2014 21:03
Cold Air Could Help You LoseEvidence from recent years suggests that regular exposure to mildly low temperatures may help people lose weight by increasing the amount of energy their body has to expend to keep their core...
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Verizon Received 320,000 LawVerizon received 320,000 U.S. law enforcement requests for customer names, phone call records, text messages, and other kinds of customer data in 2013, the company revealed in a report released...
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Petnet SmartFeeder - Feed your Pet from Anywhere

Coolest Gadgets - 22 Jan 2014 21:00
Fido may be pretty good at hanging out at home, waiting for you to get back, but is he excited to have to wait for dinner? Is he eating too much? Let’s face it, over half the cats and dogs in the...
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Matter of mystery: AntimatterA new experiment at a Swiss physics laboratory has, for the first time, successfully produced a stream of antimatter hydrogen atoms that could help answer a fundamental physics question.
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Total Netflix SubscribersNetflix has made quite a name for itself, after all it happens to be the largest online subscription streaming service in the world. It has seen steady growth over the past few quarters, its rapidly...
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Candy Crush Saga developerKing, the app developer behind popular game Candy Crush Saga, sparked controversy this week when it started issuing takedown notices to several games that had the word “candy” in their title....
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Stop Sweat Stains from RuiningYou know what's better than knowing how to get rid of stubborn underarm stains ? Keeping those horrid yellow stains away in the first place. Real Simple tells us we can use baby powder as a stain...
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Get Yourself Into Surf-ReadyThe snow is falling, it's freezing out, and you avoid going outside as much as you can. For spring vacation, you decide to go somewhere where you can finally try surfing. You book tickets; you line up...
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Phone games biz shuts down week-old app for using trademark in its name The developer behind the Candy Slots iOS game has said Candy Crush Saga-maker King has gone "too far" with its enforcement of...
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Motorola's CEO Dennis Woodside has again taken to discussions about smartphone pricing and customization, something he has spoken about at length in the past. Among his topics was a focus …
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Slashdot contributor Bennett Haselton writes: "A California company called Shape Security claims that their network box can disable malware attacks, by using polymorphism to rewrite webpages before...
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[From EntertainmentTell] Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster is exactly the kind of movie most people think of when they recall watching Godzilla on Saturday afternoons.
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Jennifer Greenburg is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Indiana University Northwest. She holds a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from The University of Chicago....
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Melon Fragmentation VIDEO FromAwhile back the ever-playful YouTube duo the Slow Mo Guys showed us what it looks like when rubberbands make a watermelon explode. Now we're getting an even closer look at bursting melons. This time...
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Protests in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, have erupted in a level of violence that the country has not seen in years, resulting in at least three deaths and hundreds of injuries. Hundreds of thousands...
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[From EntertainmentTell] Richard Sherman is starring in a new Beats by Dre headphone commercial
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Facebook Ads Being Tested InAdvertisements are a major source of revenue for Facebook. There are a wide variety of options that potential advertisers can choose from, Page owners can pay Facebook to increase the visibility of...
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Right on top of the release of the Rose Gold color for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for Verizon comes word that the Galaxy Note 3 "Neo" will be appearing …
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Facebook Tests New Ad NetworkFacebook is testing a way of distributing Facebook ads in third-party mobile applications that aims to help developers monetize their apps. This is Facebook's latest push to get more developers using...
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[From GadgeTell] Ozobot Hands-On From CES 2014, Now On Kickstarter
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The Sex with Google Glass project is positioning itself as a sex-enhancement app that lets partners swap viewpoints. But can it launch without the burden of massive scrutiny?
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In a study titled, "Virtuous or Vitriolic: The Effect of Anonymity on Civility in Online Newspaper Reader Comment Boards," University of Houston assistant professor Arthur D. Santana at the Jack J....
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Do you use the Infrared transmitter on your Android?

Android Central - 22 Jan 2014 20:47
Do you use the InfraredIR remotes on your phone — who is using them? 2013 was not officially the year of Infrared. We think that happened sometime back in the late 1970s. But it was the year we started seeing phone...
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Last year, the Internet opened up the doors on generic top level domains (gTLDs), letting anyone create their own ".anything" space on the web — provided they pony up $185,000. Now those generic...
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Reliable Storage, CheapThe Western Digital 2TB USB3 My Book is back down to its lowest historical price of $90 today. We've seen 4TB externals get down to $130, but after this Lifehacker article on hard drive reliability...
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A device that can monitor the levels of specific drugs as they flow through the bloodstream may soon take the guesswork out of drug dosing and allow physicians to tailor prescriptions to their...
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Dopamine-restoring drugs already used to treat Parkinson's disease may also be beneficial for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause of blindness in adults.
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Bare Mount Shasta RevealsImages of a snow-free Mount Shasta seen from space reveal just how bad the California drought has gotten.
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Structural biologists have obtained important scientific results likely to advance efforts to develop new drugs targeting NMDA receptors in the brain.
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In the US, someone suffers a heart attack every 34 seconds -- their heart is starved of oxygen and suffers irreparable damage. Engineering new heart tissue in the laboratory that could eventually be...
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Arrest That Person -- They're Using Google Glass!

The Huffington Post - 22 Jan 2014 20:41
Some argue that perception is everything. Recent news suggests that just by wearing Google Glass, you can be accused of committing a crime. On October 30, 2013 Google Glass Explorer, Cecilia Abadie ,...
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New research suggests that it may be the quality of cancer stem cells rather than their quantity that leads to better survival in certain patients with oral cancer.
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Holographic diagnostics in medicine

Science Daily - 22 Jan 2014 20:41
'Smart' holograms, which are currently being tested to monitor diabetes, and could be used to monitor a wide range of medical and environmental conditions in future, have been developed by...
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New types of drug intended for use in place of antibiotics have been given a cautious welcome by scientists.
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New gene for severe childhood epilepsy identified

Science Daily - 22 Jan 2014 20:40
Using a novel combination of technologies, the EuroEPINOMICS RES consortium found mutations in CHD2 responsible for a subset of epilepsy patients with symptoms similar to Dravet syndrome -- a severe...
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Before Jeffrey Raider and Andy Katz-Mayfield even launched Harry's, an online service for men's grooming products, they had their eyes set on a first acquisition. The pair wanted to buy an old German...
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White, green or black roofs?Looking strictly at the economic costs and benefits of three different roof types--black, white and "green" (or vegetated)--Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) researchers have found...
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The World's Biggest HammerheadMany of today's seafaring megastructures would be nigh on impossible to build without the lifting assistance provided by dockside cranes. And as we continue to build ever-bigger systems we'll need...
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The Paleofuture Blog Is 7The Paleofuture blog turns 7 years old today! And you can now find every Paleofuture post ever written--right here at Gizmodo.
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Researchers have taken a closer look at the human genome to learn more about the genetic underpinnings of schizophrenia. Scientists analyzed the exomes, or protein-coding regions, of people with...
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Regular exposure to mild cold may be a healthy and sustainable way to help people lose weight, according to researchers. On the flip side, that means our warm and cozy homes and offices might be...
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Using the Herschel Telescope, the European Space Agency has detected water vapor on Ceres, the largest and roundest object in the asteroid belt. And it just may have a whole lot of it.
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Could DC be using its TVStephen Amell, who plays a reimagined version of the DC superhero Green Arrow in the CW TV show Arrow, has "had discussion" about appearing in the Justice League film as his TV character, the actor...
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Physicians are employing a technology known as ECMO as a last-resort therapy for extremely severe cases of influenza. ECMO is a sort of portable heart/lung bypass machine.
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African-American men incurred $341.8 billion in excess medical costs due to health inequalities between 2006 and 2009, and Hispanic men incurred an additional $115 billion over the four-year period,...
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A team has developed an easy-to-use "risk calculator" that helps predict heart failure patients' chances of survival for up to five years and can assist doctors in determining whether more or less...
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That Awkward Moment When Bill  Last night Bill Gates jumped onstage at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to talk about how he’s curing the world of polio as well as the next big tech ideas – weirdly there was no mention of an...
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Judge partially dismissesA federal judge has tossed out part of a lawsuit Oracle filed against third-party support providers Terix and Maintech, in what could set a precedent for similar cases. Terix and Maintech persuaded...
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[From GadgeTell] Carl Icahn recently spent about $500 million to buy more shares in Apple.
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A new study shows that women who never or rarely screen for breast cancer are also unlikely to receive screening for cervical cancer. The study also identified four key barriers independently...
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A scientific breakthrough may give the field of radiation oncology new tools to increase the precision and safety of radiation treatment in cancer patients by helping doctors "see" the powerful beams...
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Although the brain becomes smaller with age, the shrinkage seems to be fast-tracked in older adults with hearing loss, according to the results of a study. The findings add to a growing list of health...
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Scientists have known for years that stem cells in male and female sexual organs are regulated differently by their respective hormones. In a surprising discovery, researchers have found that stem...
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[From AppleTell] Apple's iOS had about 43.39% of mobile ad traffic from October to December, as opposed to Android 's 37.71% mobile ad traffic.
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"In much of the world $179 is a lot of money... why can't these devices be $50?"
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If our phones could just put it upon themselves to have a longer battery life, we wouldn’t need to be in search of a power source every few hours. It’s strange that a piece of technology has...
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Two Tricks for MakingIt's not that hard to boil an egg, but along the way, things can (and often do) go wrong. Kitchen Konfidence offers solutions to two of the biggest challenges about making boiled eggs: Timing the...
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U.S. Apple Online Store joinsRepeat of the late-2012 iMac launch, indeed. Joining Apple’s international online stores, Apple’s United States, Canada, and Mexico online stores are now quoting a March shipment timeframe for the...
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Facebook Tests Mobile Ad Network

Mashable - 22 Jan 2014 20:29
Facebook took a step towards offering a mobile ad network on Wednesday with a small test running Facebook ads in mobile apps from other publishers. "Our aim is to demonstrate even greater reach with...
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Send And Receive Snapchats OnSnapchat, the service that lets people send self-destructing photos and videos, has become very popular over the past year and a half. Sure it has seen its fair share of ups and downs, such as the...
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Bill Gates voted for marijuanaBill Gates wants to see Washington state experiment with legal pot. According to BuzzFeed, Gates voted in favor of his state's 2012 referendum to legalize marijuana, feeling that some states should...
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While interviewing Bill Gates, Jimmy Fallon suddenly realizes that perhaps it isn't a great idea to have his Mac visible on his desk.
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Administration saysThe Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the division of the health department that administers the Healthcare.gov insurance exchange, has denied that the website is vulnerable to...
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Scotland Surprisingly Had Glaciers 400 Years Ago

Live Science - 22 Jan 2014 20:23
Scotland Surprisingly HadThe last glaciers in the United Kingdom melted centuries ago, not 11,500 years has had been believed, new research finds. Scotland's Cairngorm Mountains hosted glaciers in the Little Ice Age.
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Facebook Hints At Mobile AdFacebook said in a blog post today that it has started testing Facebook ads in third-party mobile apps. The post doesn't have too many details about the program, like what kinds of data will be used...
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Facebook, Twitter, Google justEven though marijuana is now legal in Washington and Colorado, major Web companies including Google, Facebook, and Twitter are not letting weed-related businesses advertise online. The post Facebook,...
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[From GamerTell] The internet isn't happy about the King.com "candy" trademark situation. So, a Candy Jam game jam has been created, taking aim at the Candy Crush Saga creator. Indie developers are...
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For over a decade, numerous voices have claimed that online privacy is dead, due to users disclosing their personal details in social media and fuelling government mass surveillance. Just released, a...
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Innovative electrodes allowThe computing industry faces constant demands to provide faster access to data and reduce power consumption. As current memory systems cannot meet these demands indefinitely, it is essential to...
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Bill Gates's Microsoft-running days are behind him. He's moved on to toilets and condoms and general philanthropy. Still, Windows is his baby, so no wonder Jimmy Fallon felt the need to hide his...
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Samsung Tizen Smartphone Delayed Once Again

Ubergizmo - 22 Jan 2014 20:19
Samsung Tizen SmartphoneTizen, the mobile platform that Samsung has developed in collaboration with Intel, is yet to debut on smartphones. Samsung was initially supposed to release a Tizen smartphone last year, though the...
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Hackers with deep ties to Russia and its government have been penetrating the computer networks of energy companies in Europe, the United States and Asia, according to a new report. The campaign,...
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'Google outed me'

ZDNet - 22 Jan 2014 20:17
In light of news that a high-profile outing resulted in one transgender woman's suicide, Violet Blue re-examines Google's outing of transgender users with its ongoing Google Plus privacy failures.
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Icahn Says Apple's MistreatingCarl Icahn’s relationship with Apple has been rocky ever since he became the company’s most loquacious investor last Fall. While ribbing Tim Cook publicly with one hand for not doing a bigger...
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All-new Audi R8 sent back toAudi pushes back all-new R8 after disappointing engineering chief and new quattro GmbH head pushes R8 e-tron back into production. This is good news for us Audi fans but, unfortunately, it means a...
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A robotic ankle with artificial muscles that use compressed air could help people with cerebral palsy or ankle injuries to walk     
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New Supernova Seen In Nearby Galaxy M82

Slashdot - 22 Jan 2014 20:15
The Bad Astronomer writes "A new and potentially bright supernova was just discovered in the nearby galaxy M82. This is a Type Ia supernova, the catastrophic explosion of a white dwarf. It appears to...
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Verizon received a grand total of 321,545 requests for customers' data from American law enforcement in 2013, according to the company's first-ever transparency report, published on Wednesday. Verizon...
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If you're looking to improve your squat game, hire a personal trainer. And no one says fitness more clearly (read: with more of an accent) than the former governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger...
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Defense Lobbying Mostly Flat in 2013

Space News - 22 Jan 2014 20:10
Lobbying spending remained mostly flat for the top defense contractors in 2013, as they grappled with sequestration taking effect at the Pentagon.
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Photos: Dwarf Planet Ceres,See photos and images of Ceres, a dwarf planet and the largest asteroid in the solar system yet known. Ceres is round and may contain more fresh water than the entire Earth. NASA's Dawn spacecraft...
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Reliving 'Boyhood': how“I don’t know what to say about the film, except 4,207 days ago we started shooting this film and we’re really happy to be here.” It was Sunday night, and director Richard Linklater was...
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Young Americans Believe EdwardBy now you must have heard of Edward Snowden, the former CIA technical analyst who leaked a treasure trove of top secret documents detailing the various electronic spying programs of the National...
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9to5Toys Lunch Break:Take a few minutes out of your lunch break to snack on some tasty deals! Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and...
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Big Red will soon offer the plus-sized smartphone in a pink gold.
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Water Found on Asteroid Ceres

Discover - 22 Jan 2014 20:07
Looking for water is a pretty big deal on Earth, and an even bigger deal elsewhere. The chemical is not only vital to sustaining life as we know it, but it's also an important clue that can reveal...
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IBM's low-end server businessIBM has revived efforts to sell its low-end server business and Dell, Fujitsu and Lenovo are all lining up to take a look, according to reports this week. Lenovo was said to be in talks to buy IBM's...
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If your television still falls in the "dumb" category, a set-top box is usually the easiest solution for gaining access to the goodies that come with Smart TVs. One such …
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Take a dip in the Lagoon Nebula, a stellar nursery where bright new stars are being formed     
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New submitter samshead writes in with a bit of interesting news from GÉANT (the European research network): "GÉANT ... recently demonstrated its power by sonifying 36 years’ worth of NASA Voyager...
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AT&T Is Letting Users BreakAT&T announced yesterday that it will waive fees associated with early termination for its existing customers' contracts, but there’s a big catch. Customers must switch to a new AT&T Next plan and...
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Most of the specs and information on the recently-teased Fuji X-T1 that will make landfall on January 28th have already leaked, but the final piece of the rumor puzzle fell into place today when...
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What If Aereo Wins at the Supreme Court?

Mashable - 22 Jan 2014 20:00
Broadcasters will get their chance to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to give them some legal relief in their fight against Aereo, the Internet television company. On Friday the court said it would...
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Is your signature safe? How toHave you ever had your credit card stolen and used? Did the thief try to forge your scrawled signature, miniaturised on that impossibly tiny and slippery white line on the back of your card?
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JILA strontium atomic clockHeralding a new age of terrific timekeeping, a research group led by a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) physicist has unveiled an experimental strontium atomic clock that has set...
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New atomic clock could keepIf the atomic clock in the University of Colorado Boulder's JILA laboratory had been started when the earth came into existence, its time would still be perfect down to the very second today....
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Which Online Dating Service is Right For Me?

Life Hacker - 22 Jan 2014 20:00
Which Online Dating Service isDear Lifehacker,I've decided to give online dating a try, but there are so many sites out there I can't tell which ones are worth using. Are there any services that are more worth my time than the...
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Virgin Galactic Doesn't HaveIf you're one of the 700 or so people who bought tickets to fly to outer space on Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic rockets , don't pack your space bags just yet: Smithsonian notes that the company...
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Dwarf planet caught spitting inside asteroid belt

New Scientist - 22 Jan 2014 20:00
The first direct detection of water vapour from Ceres hints that the tiny world has a layer of buried ice or perhaps even slushy volcanoes     
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After IT worker nabbed for putting details of nearly HALF of all SK citizens on USB An IT contractor has been arrested over the theft of credit card and personal details of 20 million South...
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The company received about 320,000 requests for customer information in the US, and just a few thousand internationally.
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Global surface temperatures in 2013 were among the highest since scientists started keeping records in 1880. But federal agencies on Tuesday differed when putting last year's climate in historical...
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Randi Zuckerberg Discusses HowRandi Zuckerberg, the former Facebook executive and current CEO of Zuckerberg Media, stopped by HuffPost Live on Wednesday to discuss the ways in which Davos has changed since she first attended (and...
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Valve SteamOS beta update addsValve's SteamOS beta just got a whole lot more powerful and useful, thanks to a significant beta update that brought support for somewhat necessary features. When Valve released SteamOS beta in...
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Verizon's general counsel reveals asserted that telcom providers receive more government demands than those in any other industry.
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A new jewelry line on Kickstarter created by a biological electron microscopist immortalizes the beauty of the human chromosome.
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'Tico Timer' Keeps TrackTico Timer — Education — $0.99 Here’s another app from the maker of the very clever Humming Timing. Developer Ricardo Fonseca made Tico Timer for children, and it counts down using animated...
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Night-Time Landscape Photos  On display at White Cube Bermondsey in London from January 22 – April 14, 2014 is a new solo exhibition from artist and photographer Darren Almond entitled, To Leave a Light Impression. In a...
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Satechi Smart TV Box Announced

Ubergizmo - 22 Jan 2014 19:45
Satechi Smart TV Box AnnouncedThe new Satechi Smart TV Box has just been announced and is available to those who are interested, where it is being touted to stream digital media onto their respective TVs. This Smart Box from...
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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - 22 Jan 2014 19:45
All the latest on newscientist.com: cyberwar tactics to fight cancer's social network, Japan's huge space net, European climate fog and more     
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[GadgeTell] Nokia Lumia Icon page up again

Technology Tell - 22 Jan 2014 19:42
[From GadgeTell] The Nokia Lumia 929 is listed again at $777 but a $199.99 with 2-year contract is expected to be offered by Verizon very soon.
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The billionaire investor tweets that Apple's board is doing a "great disservice to shareholders."
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Fever Treatments May Cause More Flu Deaths

Live Science - 22 Jan 2014 19:41
Fever Treatments May CausePeople sick with the flu often take medication that alleviates fever. But their relief may come at a price for others. New findings suggest that suppressing fever can result in the infection of tens...
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Bill Gates' Viral Video Is Perfect

The Huffington Post - 22 Jan 2014 19:41
Bill Gates' Viral Video IsBill Gates wants you to read the Gates Foundations' annual letter about global poverty... and to get you to do that, he wants to create a viral video. Jimmy Fallon was skeptical, but we think they've...
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For those of you that've been playing every single Super Smash Bros. game since the first hit the N64, you may very well know about the type of player that …
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Pocket for iOS now supports Airplay, so you can watch your saved videos on the big screen via Apple TV.
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SteamOS Beta Released By Valve

Ubergizmo - 22 Jan 2014 19:37
SteamOS Beta Released By ValveValve has just rolled out its SteamOS beta, although this particular introduction will be accompanied by a warning – you should only download this latest beta version if you have a semblance of an...
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[From GadgeTell] Oh, Google Glass. You have gotten people into some major trouble these past months. First, a woman is given a traffic ticket for wearing Glass while driving and now a man is...
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[From EntertainmentTell] Not unlike the past few years, there's a distinctive scent of money in the Sundance air, as independent filmmakers and art-house studios negotiate their hearts out to reach...
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During the protests in Kiev, the Ukrainian government uses phone technology to identify those anywhere near the antigovernment marches.
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Google Glass User Detained ByWhile some businesses are banning the high-tech wearable device Google Glass, a theatre owner in Columbus, Ohio, saw enough of a threat to call the Department of Homeland Security. The manager called...
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Intensifying Cyber Threats

The Huffington Post - 22 Jan 2014 19:36
Intensifying Cyber ThreatsNot too long ago, the phrase "electronic army" would have conjured up visions of a 1980s cyber-dystopian film -- the kind featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger and a lot of fog machines. But today the idea...
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Apple added two new videos ads to its YouTube channel this afternoon – ‘Light Verse’ and ‘Sound Verse’. The two ads have been running on TV for a couple days now and are pared down 30-second...
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Verizon says U.S. governmentVerizon Communications received more than 320,000 requests for customer information from U.S. federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in 2013, more than 100 times the number of requests from...
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Haswell Mac Mini Release Expected Soon

Ubergizmo - 22 Jan 2014 19:34
Haswell Mac Mini ReleaseThere hasn’t been much talk about the Mac mini. The last time it was refreshed was back in October 2012, when it came with Intel Ivy Bridge processors and the option to upgrade RAM up to 16GB. Mac...
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rtoz writes "Researchers at MIT have come up with an innovative approach to creating transparent displays inexpensively, while providing wide viewing angles and scalability to large sizes. To create...
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Blu-Ray Discs Could FeatureThe world looks a whole lot better in color than in black and white, don't you think so? After all, I would say that one of the biggest jumps ever in terms of TV technology would be the one that goes...
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Fifty-seven percent of people ages 18 and 29 say Edward Snowden "served the public interest" by leaking NSA data. That figure falls to 35 percent among those older than 65.
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Icahn's rhetoric regarding Apple has shifted from having "undervalued" stock to "doing great disservice to shareholders."
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Atomic Fusion: ParticleScience is cool, and Atomic Fusion: Particle Collider wants you to know that. Atomic Fusion: Particle Collider by ByteSized Studios Category: iOS Games Works With: iPhone, iPad Price: $1.99 (free...
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A mystery rock on Mars that suddenly appeared in front of NASA's Opportunity rover may look like a tasty donut, but it is like nothing ever seen on the Martian surface before. The strange Mars rock...
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50 of the Best Online CoursesInterested in learning how to build web sites or improve your web design skills? There's a wealth of resources for you (including our own night school on the topic ). Here, in one place is an...
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Jimmy Fallon scrambles to hideBill Gates stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night to talk about his various charitable endeavours and to promote the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's annual letter published today....
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BT Achieves Phenomenal Internet Speed

Ubergizmo - 22 Jan 2014 19:28
BT Achieves PhenomenalWhen it comes to hooking up the entire slew of homes in Britain to a fiber optic network, BT is still far from finished, as it is certainly a massive undertaking no matter which particular angle you...
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Protect, power, and style yourIf you've got yourself a shiny new iPhone 5 or iPhone 5S, and you want to keep it beautiful, then we suggest you get some protection for it. On that note here are our picks for the best iPhone 5/5S...
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Verizon Offering UnlimitedVerizon has recently been making a few changes to its plans. It now allows Edge program subscribers to upgrade smartphones after just 30 days, and it has also introduced a new tier in its shared data...
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Findings from a Loyola University Medical Center study ultimately could lead to tests to screen for and diagnose bladder cancer.
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Latest European climate targets may never be met

New Scientist - 22 Jan 2014 19:24
Europe has proposed fresh targets for cutting its greenhouse gas emissions between now and 2030, but it is unclear how they will be enforced     
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Apple's Mac mini doesn't get a lot of love, at least when it comes to updates. It looks like that will change next month, if a Belgian retailer's website is …
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See the Moon Dance withTo see the quick movement of the moon, observers need a set of bright markers across the sky, exactly the kind of signposts in the night sky this week. Two bright stars and three bright planets mark...
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AirTerminators RC helicoptersMost remote controlled helicopters merely just let you fly around doing nothing special apart from trying to take out random passers by or crashing into a wall after you've lost control. That's not...
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We're all about the sentiment in Intel's education-focused tablet and PC reference designs, aimed at providing a template for other tablet and PC makers in the education space. That's all fine and...
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There are no ifs, ands or buts about it — the sandwich defies the laws of physics Whether you like it buttered or toasted, on whole wheat or rye, slathered with peanut butter and jelly or stacked...
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[From GamerTell] King.com, creators of Candy Crush Saga, have already gone after the word candy. Now, they're going after the word saga. Woe to any game, like The Banner Saga, that uses it.
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Augmented reality liftsImagine strolling along a wildlife refuge trail and finding a marker with a symbol of a bison. Pull out your smartphone or iPad and hold it up to the picture. Now look at the screen and see a 3-D...
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The Fastest Real-WorldFiber internet is great no matter who's laying it down. Gigabit connection speeds? Hell yes. But if you thought that was fast, researchers in the UK have something better that will not only blow your...
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Spanish cops tweet handy dope-smuggling advice

The Register - 22 Jan 2014 19:19
'Thanks very much :))' replies delighted joint bandit The Spanish National Police force endeared itself to potheads on Tuesday when it obliging responded a Twitter query regarding the best way to...
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Crazy-Town: Star Citizen, theAnd it’s still climbing: according to Roberts Space Industries, which is making the gorgeous gala space simulation (to, in theory, top all space sims), the game could well unlock its final stretch...
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Church issues TwitterThe Diocese of Bath and Wells urges its staff and clergy to consider whether they would want God to read their tweets.
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Chrome Exploit Can AllowThere’s an exploit in Google’s popular Chrome browser that can allow hackers to listen in to a user’s offline conversation through their computer’s microphone even after the tab has been...
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Good news, lunatics! Radical'sThe Radical RXC has a very appropriate name. Looking every bit like a race car with license plates, it's been forbidden fruit for U.S. buyers. Until now: Radical is taking orders for the car in...
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Ears on with Beats Music, theMost streaming services are about what you want to listen to right now. Betas Music is here to bring you the next song with its curated playlists and fill-in-the-blank mixes. It's offering a new way...
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Persistent Structural Unemployment

The Huffington Post - 22 Jan 2014 19:14
Persistent StructuralThe world has finally woken up to the problem of persistent structural unemployment. There is a growing consensus on the fact that, unless we address chronic joblessness, we will see an escalation in...
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HootSuite boasts that it already serves more than 75 percent of the Fortune 1000. Could the addition of UberVU fill the gap?
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David Jones: 'Business Can BeDavid Jones, founder of Young One World and advisor to Havas, a global communications group, joined HuffPost Live Wednesday to talk about the positive effect business can have on the world. "I have a...
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NASA Set for a Big Year inNASA Breaking News: For the first time in more than a decade, five NASA Earth science missions will be launched into space in the same year, opening new and improved remote eyes to monitor our...
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KABOOM! Nearby Galaxy M82 Hosts a New Supernova!

Bad Astronomy - 22 Jan 2014 19:11
I woke up to some great science news: A supernova has gone off in the nearby galaxy M82! This is terribly exciting for astronomers. M82 is pretty close as galaxies go, less than 12 million light years...
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This infrared image of Saturn's rings was taken with a special filter that will only admit light polarized in one direction. Scientists can use these images to learn more about the nature of the...
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Rare Borneo Bay Cat Captured in Stunning Photo

Live Science - 22 Jan 2014 19:10
Rare Borneo Bay Cat CapturedResearchers in Borneo recently captured a stunning new image of a mysterious wild cat known as the bay cat. Almost nothing is known about these elusive cats.
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Access your stuff from your phone without touching a public server.
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Tech leaders warn on effectsHi-tech bosses on Wednesday demanded authorities change their murky ways in the wake of revelations of a vast snooping campaign by the US and other governments that has raised concerns on privacy.
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In Images: The Rare Bay Cat of Borneo

Live Science - 22 Jan 2014 19:08
In Images: The Rare Bay Cat ofResearchers in Borneo recently captured a stunning new image of a mysterious wild cat known as the bay cat. Almost nothing is known about these elusive cats.
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What's Microsoft done lately for Office 365 ProPlus subscribers? A new Microsoft blog post provides some answers to that very question.
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(Reuters) - Japan's Fujitsu Ltd is considering buying International Business Machines Corp's low-end server business, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the...
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New think tank tackles Internet governance

PC World - 22 Jan 2014 19:05
New think tank tacklesAn international think tank launched at the World Economic Forum on Wednesday with the goal of influencing the future governance of the Internet. The newly founded Global Commission on Internet...
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China's Firewall Experiences Glitch

Ubergizmo - 22 Jan 2014 19:03
China's Firewall ExperiencesThey say that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and when it comes to China's so called "Great Firewall", it seems that there was a failure recently, and the door was opened to millions to...
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schneidafunk writes " Dear subscriber, you are registered as a participant in a mass disturbance.' was the message sent to thousands of protesters as a new law prohibiting public demonstrations went...
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High above Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a few brave workers began repairs on the 92-year-old Christ the Redeemer statue on Tuesday. The famous monument suffered damage to its fingers and head during a...
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Mobile A/B Testing StartupY Combinator-incubated Apptimize is launching a new "Visual Apptimizer" that's aimed at making A/B testing for mobile apps faster and easier -- in fact, co-founder and CEO Nancy Hua suggested that it...
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Teachers From Facebook AndThe Internet is full of lucrative data and businesses are eager for statisticians who can mine it for golden digital nuggets. Responding to the White House's call for more data scientists, Massively...
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Why is the sun going quiet?

Phys.org - 22 Jan 2014 19:00
Why is the sun going quiet?The sun is our nearest star and the source of all our light and heat on Earth but recent reports have highlighted an ongoing steep decline in solar activity.
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SteamOS Beta Now SupportsWhen we first took a look at installing the SteamOS beta , it lacked important features like dual-booting or using non-NVIDIA graphics cards. The latter was solved earlier this month , and now...
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Is the 'Internet of Things' Marketing's Next Big Thing?

The Huffington Post - 22 Jan 2014 18:59
Is the 'Internet of Things'As a child, The Jetsons was one of my favorite cartoons. It gave me hope for a future and seemed like a perfect utopia -- much preferable to its stone-age counterpart, The Flintstones. I thought...
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App Duck: The Bluetooth rubberApp Duck is a hands-free Bluetooth media streaming water resistant duck that lets you play music or even take a phone call via Bluetooth while your chilling in the tub. Due out later this year, there...
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Ford is teaming up with the brainy folks at MIT and Stanford University to work on self-driving cars. MIT will focus on technology that anticipates movement by pedestrians and other vehicles, while...
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Facebook recently began to auto-play videos that are contained within the news feed of the Facebook app for iOS (and presumably Android). Though the videos play without sound, that auto-play behavior...
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Lightweight Linux-lovin approach blows the doors off of typical virtualization Containerization expert Docker has slurped $15m in filthy valley lucre to help it push its tech further into data centers...
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GoDaddy Hopes Super BowlGoDaddy, which earned its Super Bowl reputation with ads featuring cheesecake, has now gone full beefcake. One of its two Super Bowl commercials, posted Wednesday, features a herd of bodybuilders and...
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Nvidia to release two moreNvidia, which already wears the crowd of "fastest graphics card in the world," wants to maintain its hold on that prestigious title. Towards that end, they'll be releasing two more heavy duty cards...
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Candy Crush Dev Also ChasingNot content with stopping game creators from using the word “candy” in their titles, Candy Crush Saga developer King is now trying to block indie developers from using the word “saga,” too....
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Yamal 601 will operate at Gazprom's 49 degrees east longitude orbital slot to replace the Yamal 202 satellite there now.
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Motorola Could Have Plans For A $50 Handset

Ubergizmo - 22 Jan 2014 18:54
Motorola Could Have Plans ForMotorola might be looking into the low end market this time around, as their Moto G did pick up a fair number of followers, and has been regarded in consumer circles to be one of the truly affordable...
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Foxconn Managers Arrested ForTime and time again, the manufacturers that Apple has tapped in China to mass produce its devices start making rounds in the news. Often the allegations deal with worker abuse and labor violations,...
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Samantha's Futura logo

ESA - 22 Jan 2014 18:53
Samantha's Futura logoThe Futura mission logo was revealed today for ESA astronaut Samantha Christoforetti's long-duration expedition to the International Space Station.
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Samantha's Futura logo

PTTU - 22 Jan 2014 18:53
Samantha's Futura logoESA Top News: The Futura mission logo was revealed today for ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti's long-duration expedition to the International Space Station.
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Glass House + Stone (orSnowblower mishap at flagship store in NYC will require costly repair.     
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[From GamerTell] Hearthstone: Heroes Of Warcraft is finally in beta... and you can join in!
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In what has to be the creepiest, most sickening copyright theft story we’ve had the displeasure of running across, a recent photo thief exposed yesterday by the well-known website Photo Stealers was...
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Sight, Sound Out of Sync inA recent Vanderbilt University offers neurological findings that can help account for autism's seemingly disparate symptoms. The study found that children with autism have a broader window of time...
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Unlocking the brain's secrets using sound

Phys.org - 22 Jan 2014 18:50
(Phys.org) --The brain is a reclusive organ. Neurons the cells that make up the brain, nerves, and spinal cord communicate with each other using electrical pulses known as action potentials, but their...
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Sharp Introduces Aquos Mini SHL24

Ubergizmo - 22 Jan 2014 18:49
Sharp Introduces Aquos MiniSharp has always been at the forefront of display technology, even more so when it comes to its range of smartphones and tablets. Well, if you have seen an IGZO display in real life, you would most...
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The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has licensed its Equivalent Circuit Battery Model to software developer ThermoAnalytics for use in its recently updated RadTherm...
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Researcher proves mass(Phys.org) --A UT Arlington engineering professor has proven that the effect of mass is important, can be measured and has a significant impact on any calculations and measurements at the...
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[From EntertainmentTell] Let's be real, we never doubted Kyle Chandler would land on his feet following the premature cancelation of grossly underrated NBC series Friday Night Lights.
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Want a new PC but hate WindowsA big fuss was made over HP’s recent declaration that Windows 7 computers were “back by popular demand.” Why? Because Windows 8′s reception has been beyond disappointing to PC makers and...
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5 Intriguing Things: Wednesday, 1/22

The Atlantic - 22 Jan 2014 18:46
Sperm smuggling in Gaza, Google Bus protest dioramas, permaculture design, Jeopardy archivists, and paperwork's relationship to the soul.     
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Grand Theft Auto V PC listingsAmazon listings in France and Germany suggest that Rockstar Games may be gearing up to release a long-expected PC port of September 2013's Grand Theft Auto V. The post Grand Theft Auto V PC listings...
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Snapchat Makes New Users SolveSnapchat has been in the news quite a lot recently. It was the target of a massive security breach which resulted in usernames and phone numbers of millions of users being compromised. Snapchat took a...
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BT still has a long way to go until it connects all of Britain's homes to its fiber-optic network, but that hasn't stopped the company from exploring new ways to squeeze some extra speed out of it...
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Canadian kids take the webToday's youth want to take the Internet with them everywhere, including to bed.
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Disruptive Technology: Building Trust and Driving Change

The Huffington Post - 22 Jan 2014 18:42
Disruptive Technology:Business leaders are now thinking about growth. Only a year ago, it was just about survival. However, the traditional approaches to growing a company have to change. If the world is to trust the...
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There's a bit of technology being introduced this week by the folks at Folded Space that they suggest will allow "Deep Color Content Encoding" that'd be fully backwards-compatible with existing …
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Voice control is an awesomely futuristic way to control your technology like a spaceman, but only if you can trust it. So you might want to stay tight-lipped around Chrome; Google's browser has a...
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T-Mobile wants to be your bankT-Mobile on Wednesday continued to push the boundaries of what defines a mobile carrier by announcing Mobile Money, a new personal finance service that lets customers store and manage their money with...
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Best Toys 2014: Our favouritesThe Toy Fair took place for its sixth year at Olympia in London this week and saw the launch of some exciting new toys, along with life-sized Minions and a pack of Ninja Turtles walking the aisles. We...
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Ford, researchers to work onFord Motor Co. said Wednesday it was teaming up with researchers at two US universities to work on obstacles, technical and otherwise, to automated driving.
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At the surface, Venus roasts at more than 800 degrees Fahrenheit under a suffocating blanket of sulfuric acid clouds and a crushing atmosphere more than 90 times the pressure of Earth's. Although...
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Apple Reportedly Sold 25On Monday, Apple is going to report last fiscal quarter’s earnings after the markets close. Before the actual announcement takes place, analysts are now making predictions about unit sales, expected...
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Vendors reportedly had to bribe managers to get their foot in the door as iPhone parts suppliers.
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Nvidia splits with Euro sales chief Faulkner

The Register - 22 Jan 2014 18:34
Company veteran off to 'try something new' but PR can't say where or when Grizzled Nvidia hand Fiona Faulkner has left to "try out something new", much to the surprise of industry folk that had her...
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Gamepad Compatible Category Announced

Ubergizmo - 22 Jan 2014 18:33
Gamepad Compatible CategoryA certain Paul Bernhardt from BlackBerry’s Developer Relations team made an announcement that BlackBerry World will feature a "Gamepad Compatible" category. Just what does this entail for the end...
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[From GadgeTell] As if the Galaxy Note 3 wasn't enthralling enough, Samsung has very recently started its Android 4.4 KitKat updating process, making the 5.7-inch phablet by far the most desirable...
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Zenefits Adds $15M FromThe thought of managing HR, benefits and payroll is enough to make most entrepreneurs grimace. However, time consuming and frustrating as it may be, it’s a part of the job description and something...
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The most time consuming part of switching phones is often transferring data from the old handset to the new one, something simplified for those switching to Motorola via the Moto …
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The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders has released its much-anticipated update on evidence-based practices for children and youth with autism. Articles published...
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Mock Mars Mission: Farewell toAs SPACE.com contributor Elizabeth Howell's Mars mission in the Utah desert comes to a close, she reflects on the commitment it takes to 'live' on the Red Planet, from maneuvering in a spacesuit to...
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New test targets salmonella

Science Daily - 22 Jan 2014 18:27
An array of tiny diving boards can perform the Olympian feat of identifying many strains of salmonella at once.
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Every Nintendo Start Screen inNow THIS is a movie I can get behind. I would go see this in a theater. A glutton for punishment who goes by the username NicksplosionFX has meticulously cobbled together the start screens from what...
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Professionals, such as doctors, lawyers and financial advisers, face conflicts of interest when they have a personal, and often financial, interest in giving biased advice. New research examines...
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Unannounced Samsung SM-S780LThere is nothing quite like having a flagship device announced by any smartphone manufacturer, as it underlines the intent of the company to introduce something that users will be proud of. What used...
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Some psychologists are keen to prescribe oxytocin off-label, in order to treat mild social unease in those who don't suffer from a diagnosed disorder. Not such a good idea, say researchers.
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Few discrepancies exist between the disease management program "Asthma" and current clinical practice guidelines. However, guidelines are in part more detailed.
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Long-term results of EORTC trial 22921 with 10.4 years median follow-up show that 5-FU-based adjuvant chemotherapy after preoperative (chemo)-radiotherapy for patients with cT3-resectable T4 M0 rectal...
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An anonymous reader writes "Canadian law professor Michael Geist reports that the Canadian arm of the RIAA is calling for new Internet regulation, including website blocking and search result...
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[EntertainmentTell] Blu-ray Review: Collision

Technology Tell - 22 Jan 2014 18:24
[From EntertainmentTell] A spectacularly complex thriller awaits in Lionsgate's "Collision."
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Fast food restaurants take a lot of heat for the rise in obesity in the United States, but is it really their fault? A research survey revealed that most people believe individuals are to blame for...
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Ancient Church Mosaics Uncovered in Israel

Live Science - 22 Jan 2014 18:24
Ancient Church MosaicsThe remains of a 1,500-year-old Byzantine church was uncovered in southern Israel complete with ancient mosaics depicting zebras, leopards, turtles and other animals, archaeologists say.
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Nearly half of hospitalized American adults age 65 and older require decision-making assistance from family members or other surrogates because the patient is too impaired to make decisions...
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A new injectable material designed to deliver drug therapies and sensor technology to targeted areas within the human body is being developed by a biomedical engineer who says the system can lock its...
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A major component of olive oil, hydroxytyrosol, is the subject of a study of women who are at increased risk of developing breast cancer.
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Huge touch-screen displays, 3D printers, and a host of programmable robots are ready for class.
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Carl Icahn Has Invested More Than $3 Billion In Apple

The Huffington Post - 22 Jan 2014 18:18
Carl Icahn Has Invested MoreNEW YORK (AP) -- Activist investor Carl Icahn says he has purchased $500 million worth of Apple stock in the past couple of weeks to bring his total holdings in the company to more than $3 billion....
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British regulators approved a licensing regime for maritime and aeronautical use of Ka-band satellite frequencies.
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British regulators approved a licensing regime for maritime and aeronautical use of Ka-band satellite frequencies.
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After lightning struck andAfter lightning struck and chipped Rio de Janeiro's iconic Christ the Redeemer statue last week, repairs were required. In this AP photo, a worker is inspecting the statue's outstretched arm for...
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The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, is collaborating with Leidos (formerly Science Applications International Corporation) to develop a reference...
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[From EntertainmentTell] After taking on subjects as diverse as baseball, jazz, and the Civil War, documentarian Ken Burns will focus on country music for a 2018 release.
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According to the Anime (and Manga) Rurouni Kenshin, there's a mythical sword by the name of "sakabato" out there in the wild, one made only for the warrior most dedicated …
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HootSuite Buys UberVU ToHootSuite -- a platform for enterprises to manage their presence on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Instagram and many more -- is ramping up its product offering with more big...
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Grand Theft Auto V is comingAlthough there has been no official confirmation, it seems that a PC version of GTA V is definitely on the cards. Amazon has listed the game in both Germany and France. The French page for Grand Theft...
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The famous glass cube structure at Apple's flagship store in New York City was a casualty of the snow storm that hit the Northeast on Tuesday into Wednesday. Dozens of users posted pictures to Twitter...
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E-whiskers

e! Science News - 22 Jan 2014 18:10
From the world of nanotechnology we've gotten electronic skin, or e-skin, and electronic eye implants or e-eyes. Now we're on the verge of electronic whiskers. Researchers with Berkeley Lab and the...
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China vs Facebook: Intimate rivals

Phys.org - 22 Jan 2014 18:10
A couple of years ago I was part of a group visiting the mighty companies of Silicon Valley in California. The purpose of the trip was to understand the views of organisations such as Facebook, Apple...
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T-Mobile CEO John Legere: 'WeIf there’s one thing T-Mobile’s outspoken CEO loves to do, it’s swear up a storm while talking to the media and while speaking during T-Mobile’s recent press conferences. But beyond that,...
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Hasselblad unveils world'sHasselblad released a teaser and statement announcing the H5D-50c, the world's first medium-format camera with the 50-megapixel CMOS sensor. Scheduled to go on sale in March, few details were...
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New subsidiary OCZ Storage Solutions will continue to sell its solid-state drives to enterprises and consumers.
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Apple has crafted two new iPad Air ads based upon the original “Your Verse Anthem” TV commercial that started running recently. The new commercials are 30 second spots, with different imagery that...
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The NSA leaker will be taking questions via Twitter for a Webcast Q&A session on Thursday. Crave's Eric Mack has five questions for Snowden that have been eating away at him and have little to do with...
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The NSA leaker will be taking questions via Twitter for a Webcast Q&A session on Thursday. Crave's Eric Mack has five questions for Edward Snowden that have been eating away at him and have little to...
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Icahn says Apple 'doing greatFollowing a precatory proposal from billionaire investor and Apple shareholder Carl Icahn urging Apple to vote on a larger buyback, Icahn today announced on Twitter that he thinks Apple "is doing...
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Conventional Gorilla Glass is like so 2014, yah? Apple manufacturing partner GT Advanced has embarked on a hiring drive for its brand new sapphire-glass-producing iFactory....
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European Space Imaging won a four-year contract with the European Commission to provide satellite data supporting the commission's Common Agricultural Policy.
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European Space Imaging won a four-year contract with the European Commission to provide satellite data supporting the commission's Common Agricultural Policy.
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With plenty of horsepower andThe Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.R will bring the historic Z/28 nameplate back to racing when it debuts at the Rolex 24 at Daytona later this week. Unlike many race cars, it's very similar to what customers...
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Crowdsourcing a living map of world health

Phys.org - 22 Jan 2014 18:02
Crowdsourcing a living map ofWhat if by collecting data from mobile medical apps on cell phones around the world, we could map significant problems and see the flu coming like a giant whirling hurricane? A team of engineers,...
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Trove Rethinks Social News Discovery

Mashable - 22 Jan 2014 18:02
Trove, the social news discovery app first created by the Washington Post's digital team, relaunched a completely overhauled suite of iOS apps Wednesday. The app's concept is similar to news...
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When we shared photographer Adam Magyar’s talk in which he describes the techniques he used to capture the mesmerizing photos and footage in his portfolio, he said ‘everything looks cool in...
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Blu-ray discs may soon getIt's nice that 4K streaming is coming to match the onslaught of Ultra HD screens, but most media is still encoded with a "measly" 8 bits per color channel, rendering around 16 million colors. That...
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Got the flu? Think twice before you pop a pill to feel better. Most over-the-counter flu medications include a fever-reducing ingredient such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. But suppressing fever,...
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Apple Wins Big Against Samsung In Court

TechCrunch - 22 Jan 2014 18:01
Apple Wins Big Against SamsungThis is the song that never ends. Judge Lucy Koh of the Norther District of California, presiding over two separate patent cases between Apple and Samsung, yesterday issued a summary ruling against...
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After WaPo Sale, GrahamA few years back, the Labs group of The Washington Post Co. debuted Trove, a personalized, social news site and aggregator that relied heavily on Facebook for curation. But of course, the company's...
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Bits Blog: Test Run: Trove Is a Treasure for News Junkies

The New York Times - 22 Jan 2014 18:00
Bits Blog: Test Run: Trove IsGraham Holdings, the education and media company left after The Washington Post Company sold its namesake newspaper, is venturing back into news with a new app, Trove, that makes it easy for users to...
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Google uses YouTubeA new Google service uses YouTube to shed some light on the bandwidth delivered by ISPs. The Video Quality Report website will first be available in Canada, where users will be able to see how an...
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Delicious Dishes You Didn'tYou've probably heard about slow cookers, and how they can save you time and money in the kitchen. Most people use them for slowly simmered soups, stews, and broths, which is great--but did you know...
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Amazon developing pay-TV - report

IOL - 22 Jan 2014 18:00
Amazon.com is in the early stages of developing a pay-TV streaming service with live programming, according to a report.
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For the first time in more than a decade, five NASA Earth science missions will be launched into space in the same year, opening new and improved remote eyes to monitor our changing planet.
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Herschel Telescope Detects Water on Dwarf Planet

NASA Breaking news - 22 Jan 2014 18:00
Scientists using the Herschel space observatory have made the first definitive detection of water vapor on the largest and roundest object in the asteroid belt, Ceres.
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Building Better Healthcare From the Bottom Up

The Huffington Post - 22 Jan 2014 17:59
Building Better HealthcareIn my work designing medical devices, when I ask health workers about the major challenges they face, the most common reaction is surprise. Rarely are they asked this. Their answers also surprise me....
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[From HomeTechTell] The Spiral Groove SG1.1is ana mazing, precision turntable that is designed to almost completely eliminate vibration and other interference, for only $36,000
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Internet crowd-solves 20 year old mystery

The Loop - 22 Jan 2014 17:59
This is great. A family kept a mysterious note from their grandmother for 20 years. The note was a series of letters, clearly some sort of code. Try as they might, they could not decipher this last...
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Sony Xperia Z1s now available on T-Mobile

Android Central - 22 Jan 2014 17:56
Sony Xperia Z1s now available$0 down and $22 per month for the phone, or $528 outright Right on schedule, the Sony Xperia Z1s launches today on T-Mobile in the U.S. Sony's latest handset costs $528 outright, which is split into...
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Avegant's Glyph, the wearable display with built in headphones, has arrived on Kickstarter today as promised, bringing with it "Virtual Retinal Display" and on-eyes goodness. The campaign funding is...
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Government policy outpaced byNew education curriculum intended to be adaptable and stay relevant
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Activist investor Carl Icahn has just tweeted that his investment firm has acquired an additional $500 million in Apple stock over the past two weeks, pushing his stake to over $3 billion. Calling...
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How to Write a ProfessionalIt's that time of year again -- summer job and internship application time. Though your interview and cover letters are essential in the job-hunting process, your bios on Twitter, LinkedIn and your...
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CNNMoney says Samsung is failing

BGR - 22 Jan 2014 17:50
CNNMoney says Samsung isOf the hundreds of Android smartphones that have launched since the mobile platform first debuted in 2008, Samsung’s most recent flagship phone, the Galaxy S4, sold the best. The flagship phone...
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Image: Infrared image of Saturn's rings

Phys.org - 22 Jan 2014 17:50
Image: Infrared image of(Phys.org) --Although it may look to our eyes like other images of the rings, this infrared image of Saturn's rings was taken with a special filter that will only admit light polarized in one...
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Toshiba snags SSD maker OCZ

Digital Trends - 22 Jan 2014 17:49
Toshiba snags SSD maker OCZOCZ, a maker of solid state drives, was just acquired by Toshiba, which makes its own hard drives and other tech gear as well.
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Snowy Super Bowl? Too Early to Make the Call

Live Science - 22 Jan 2014 17:49
Snowy Super Bowl? Too Early toThe snowy conditions currently barreling across northeastern states may have football fans worried about what this might mean for the open-air Super Bowl scheduled for Feb. 2, but the storm has little...
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[From EntertainmentTell] The rights to a state-side across-the-pond version for the one-off Channel 4 (think of a slightly randier version of the BBC) factual show - which saw three couples each...
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The search giant's executive chairman has the necessary security clearance but tells the Guardian he was never briefed about the NSA's activities.
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The folks at T-Mobile and Sony are proving they're willing to go the extra mile when it comes to the release of the Xperia Z1S this week. In the release …
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New submitter Ramtek writes "Marc Andreessen writes an interesting editorial on how he how he believes Bitcoin is the first practical solution to the Byzantine Generals Problem and why that is...
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Mysterious Mars rock looksA mystery rock on Mars that suddenly appeared in front of NASA's Opportunity rover may look like a tasty donut, but it is like nothing ever seen on the Martian surface before.
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Two Las Vegas casinos, the D Las Vegas Casino Hotel and Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, have announced they are accepting bitcoins, but don't expect to use them at the craps tables. Bitcoin will only be...
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[From EntertainmentTell] The initial pitch for Batman prequel show Gotham worried a lot of us. A drama about Batman's city that didn't have the Batman?
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The shuttle buses that transport workers for huge tech firms like Google, Facebook, and Apple between San Francisco and Silicon Valley every day have come under heavy fire lately, but today a vote was...
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A new poll was released recently on the views of Latinos in America about their health and health care, communities, financial situation, and discrimination in their lives.
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Reducing liver protein SIRT1 levels

Science Daily - 22 Jan 2014 17:41
A new study demonstrates that the abnormal metabolism linked to obesity could be regulated in part by the interaction of two metabolic regulators, called the NAD-dependent deacetylase SIRT1 and...
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Apple rumored to be planningiPhoneclub (translation) says that Apple’s rumored plan to build a new data center in Netherlands are now focusing on the town of Eemshaven. Eemshaven is an ideal location due to the high-speed...
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Twitterrific 5 updated withThe Iconfactory released a significant update to Twitterrific 5 today bringing support for a highly requested feature: streaming. Just like Twitter for Mac and Tweetbot for Mac and iOS, Twitterrific...
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A new article describes a contest for the best technique of intracellular particle tracking. Intracellular particle tracking requires simultaneous tracking of the motions of hundreds and thousands of...
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Online comments can undermine anti-smoking PSAs

Science Daily - 22 Jan 2014 17:40
Commentary accompanying anti-smoking public service announcements (PSAs) in online forums like YouTube has an impact on the PSA's overall effectiveness. Both negative and positive comments...
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Twelve US companies, including Level 3 Communications and BitTorrent, agreed to settle FTC charges that they falsely claimed to be in compliance with an international privacy framework known as the...
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[From GadgeTell] Japan-headquartered electronics manufacturer Kyocera may still have a long way to go until breaking into the mainstream Western mobile device market, but the OEM is slowly and...
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While nearly all of Apple's Mac lines have transitioned to Intel's latest Haswell chip platform, one notable exception is the Mac mini, which has not been updated since October 2012 and is ripe for an...
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Sci-Fi Spaceship Helps LaunchA new exhibition opening today (Jan. 22) transforms the floor of a museum in New York City into the fictional insides of a spaceship.
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Wow! Now here’s a supernova bright enough for even small telescope observers to see. And it’s in a bright galaxy in Ursa Major well placed for viewing during evening hours in the northern...
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AT&T lights up new LTE markets

Android Central - 22 Jan 2014 17:37
AT&T lights up new LTE marketsAT&T has announced that it's lit up 4G LTE service in "several" new markets today, including 20 highlighted in today's news release. Check out the full list after the break.
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T-Mobile wants to be yourUncarrier, indeed.
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The Cypher Labs Theorem 720 portable digital converter-headphone amp will take your sound to the next level.
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Herschel discovers waterESA's Herschel space observatory has discovered water vapour around Ceres, the first unambiguous detection of water vapour around an object in the asteroid belt.
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Cosmic Lens Caught BendingNASA's Fermi telescope has captured the first gamma-ray measurements of a gravitational lens, a rare natural alignment in which a massive body distorts light from a more distant object.
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Sprint's iDEN network shutdown may have quashed hopes for an iPhone with native push-to-talk support, but that won't matter much now that Motorola and NII Holdings have brought Prip's service to iOS....
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Boss at Manchester-based reseller brands case 'ridiculous' Aria Technology has received a telling-off from the Advertising Standards Agency for failing to respond to a complaint about a hard drive...
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In a summary judgment order entered late on Tuesday (January 21, 2014), Judge Lucy Koh, the federal judge presiding over two Apple v. Samsung patent cases in the Northern District of California, found...
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Sound Waves Make Droplets Dance in Midair

Live Science - 22 Jan 2014 17:31
Sound Waves Make DropletsMusic blasts can't quite lift you off your feet just yet, but making droplets levitate with sound may be the first step in that direction. Scientists have now developed a device that makes liquid...
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UK mobile customers hit byProviders have to give you a month's notice, but you can still leave under new guidelines Score one for UK consumers, as Ofcom the UK communications industry regulator has stepped in and declared...
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Night Mode Drops Your Phone'sAndroid: While many smartphones are pretty okay at detecting changes in ambient light, most have a minimum brightness setting that can still be a little too luminous for your surroundings. Enter Night...
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You might have heard the rumors that Kansas City is about the receive the world's largest waterslide, but if you haven't seen the new drone-shot video.. you don't know how terrifying it's actually...
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Nintendo Should Make a Pokémon Game for iOS

The Atlantic - 22 Jan 2014 17:26
It might just will definitely save the company.     
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Research is under way to develop new techniques for detecting diabetic retinopathy at early onset with the hope of improving prevention and treatment of this major cause of blindness.
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Men who married when they were younger than 25 had lower bone strength than men who married for the first time at a later age. Men in stable marriages or marriage-like relationships who had never...
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Teen marijuana use may have repercussions in unexposed progeny. This rodent study found that parental use of marijuana/THC was linked to molecular and neurobiological disturbances and increased...
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Pink Lagoon | Space Wallpaper

SPACE.com - 22 Jan 2014 17:25
Pink Lagoon | Space WallpaperThe VLT Survey Telescope at ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile has captured this richly detailed space wallpaper of the Lagoon Nebula. This giant cloud of gas and dust is creating intensely bright...
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SteamOS Beta update brings dual-boot options

Slash Gear - 22 Jan 2014 17:25
This week the folks at Valve have introduced a new Beta release - the second of two so far, that is - of SteamOS. This operating system is delivered in …
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Apple today added two new 30-second video advertisements, "Sound Verse" and "Light Verse," to its YouTube channel. The pair are part of Apple's new ad campaign that focuses on how people are using the...
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Ever wonder how many tweets go out at any given time? Or what event caused the biggest traffic burst ever recorded at Twitter?
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Track eye movement to know how patient you are

Times of India - 22 Jan 2014 17:23
Track eye movement to know howPeople who are less patient tend to move their eyes with greater speed, says a study.     
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[GadgeTell] There's a Google Glass app for...sex?

Technology Tell - 22 Jan 2014 17:23
[From GadgeTell] Between the 4K Ultra HD Porn and this, I'm feeling a little creeped out by society. A developer is claiming he built the first Google Glass app for sex. Yeah, that's right. And while...
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Intel has unveiled the specs of a new toughened tablet powered by its Atom Z2520 processor.
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15 stops of dynamic range is what preliminary reports on the new Magic Lantern hack for the 5D Mk III are claiming. The post Magic Lantern Increases Canon 5D Mk III’s Dynamic Range by 1/2 Stop, Now...
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3-D imaging provides window(Phys.org) --Living cells are ready for their close-ups, thanks to a new imaging technique that needs no dyes or other chemicals, yet renders high-resolution, three-dimensional, quantitative imagery...
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Proposed Child Car SeatThe safest place for your child safety seat is in the middle of the back seat of your vehicle facing toward the rear. If you’re a parent you know this, or you should. I didn’t, but before I left...
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NASA has received 58 proposals for science and exploration technology instruments to fly aboard the agency's next Mars rover in 2020, twice the usual number submitted for instrument competitions in...
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A Discovery That LiterallyAnd, yes, we do mean "literally."
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Stream Ultra-D 4K glasses-freeStream TV Networks has created a class of glasses-free 3D screen that can manage 4K resolution. It first showed the screen off in the madness of CES. We met up for a more detailed chat to find out...
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Tanktastic wins new maps,Android gamers who want a World of Tanks-like experience on their phones and tablets can’t do much better than Tanktastic from G.H.O.R. Corporation. Tankastic features online multiplayer, multiple...
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Sheryl Sandberg Becomes a Billionaire

Mashable - 22 Jan 2014 17:16
Author. Top tech exec. Female icon. Billionaire. Sheryl Sandberg officially became a billionaire on Tuesday, according to data compiled by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, adding yet another...
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Byzantine-era church uncovered in Israel

Fox News - 22 Jan 2014 17:15
Byzantine-era church uncoveredA 1,500-year-old church complete with a sophisticated mosaic was uncovered by archaeologists in southern Israel.
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Footprint Travel Photography - Second Edition

Photography Blog - 22 Jan 2014 17:15
Footprint Travel Photography -The second edition of Steve Davey’s book, Footprint Travel Photography, will go on sale in the United States on 1st February.
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Apple wins autocorrect patentAnother victory for US giant in ongoing legal spat
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SteamOS beta updated toValve wasn't joking when it warned that the initial beta version of its living room-friendly SteamOS operating system was for experts only. The initial build was... rough, to say the least--only...
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Think back. Which Mac was your favorite?

The Loop - 22 Jan 2014 17:11
Peter Cohen goes back in time (OK, not really!) to revisit his favorites of 30 years of Macintosh.∞ Read this on The Loop
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Space droids battle to saveA comet heading towards Earth threatens humanity's existence - that was the virtual scenario of this year's Zero Robotics tournament. Secondary-school students from across Europe controlled miniature...
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Sound Waves Make Droplets 'Dance' | Video

Live Science - 22 Jan 2014 17:09
Sound Waves Make DropletsScientists use sound waves to make droplets dance in the air and to control their movements.(NOTE: The music is not the sound used to levitate the droplets).
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Mathematics may be a universal language but a possible proof of a fiendish problem is proving hard to evaluate – partly because it isn't written in English     
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Mathematics may be a universal language but a possible proof of a fiendish problem is proving hard to evaluate – partly because it isn't written in English     
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Moto G features a 4.5-inch HD display, quad-core speed and Android 4.3 Jellybean with a guaranteed upgrade
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The flix just keep on coming. Analysts expect Netflix to announce that it hit 33.1 million online subscribers in the third quarter of 2013, an increase of about 2.1 million in the last three months of...
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Bright Spiral | Space Wallpaper

Live Science - 22 Jan 2014 17:06
Bright Spiral | SpaceLying more than 110 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Antlia (The Air Pump) is the spiral galaxy IC 2560, shown here in this stunning space wallpaper from NASA/ESA Hubble...
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Sloths' dirty bum fur growsSloths have a reputation for laziness, but these easy-going mammals could be the world's best recyclers, suggests a new study that finds the poop of three-toed sloths attracts moths that colonize...
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World's tiniest quadcopter,Billed as the world's tiniest quad-copter, the nano quadcopter from Revell is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, but at the same time still have a decent amount of oomph to take off and fly...
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fiannaFailMan writes "Wired reports one mathematician's mission to find love online by data mining from OK Cupid and applying mathematical modeling to optimize his profile(s). His methods included...
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Bill Murray AMA

The Loop - 22 Jan 2014 17:04
Bill Murray is a national treasure. And now he answers all your questions in this Reddit "Ask Me Anything".∞ Read this on The Loop
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Great post on the chilling effect of trademark law by Kirk McElhearn.∞ Read this on The Loop
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28GHz frequency allocation to give 10Mb/sec during your flight A generous allocation of 4,128 MHz worth of spectrum running from 27.5GHz to 30GHz (albeit not contiguous) will give data speeds of...
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Video: Avegant Glyph bringsYou know, if only Nintendo’s Virtual Boy would’ve arrived in 2014, perhaps it wouldn’t have suffered such an unfortunate fall. As virtual reality, augmented reality and face-worn wearables...
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Microsoft Wants You To RethinkInternet Explorer has long suffered from the bad reputation it inflicted upon itself, and Microsoft is painfully aware of this. Ever since IE9, though, it’s been a pretty good browser and the latest...
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When it comes to wine, this is one subject matter that is practically inexhaustible in nature. With so many different wines in the market, not to mention their rich and storied history, it would...
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Venus mountains create wave trains

Phys.org - 22 Jan 2014 17:00
Venus mountains create wave(Phys.org) --The planet Venus is blanketed by high-level clouds. At visible wavelengths, individual cloud features are difficult to see, but observations made by instruments on ESA's Venus Express...
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Liat Segal's Confession Machine printer isn't designed for running copies of TPT reports at work, unless you're really making an effort to realize a truly paperless office. Because instead of ink or...
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Microsoft's 'Rethink'For about two years, Microsoft and its partners have quietly developed sites that transcend the Web, crossing over into what appear to be dedicated apps. Now, Microsoft is making a concerted effort to...
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Designed with musicians in mind, this premium speaker (normally $299) features a microphone/guitar input for use with iOS music-creation apps.
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[From GadgeTell] The FCC sighting still shows the tablet will have a microSD card slot, 32GB memory, 2GB RAM, 8MP camera, and a 3,000mAh battery.
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Where do the ethical obligations of journalism kick in? If you are a blogger, does that make you a journalist? Do you have an obligation to double-check your sources to verify the accuracy of...
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KIEV, UKRAINE — After the bloodiest day in Ukraine's two-month-old uprising, protesters are gearing up for a long and potentially brutal fight with riot police. They packed bags full of fresh snow...
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Apple gets Samsung patentJudge Lucy Koh has struck two blows against Samsung in its ongoing lawsuit with Apple. In a ruling on Tuesday, Koh ruled that Samsung was infringing on one patent, and she invalidated one of the...
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Analysts contacted by Fortune predict a 10 percent rise in iPad sales over those from the final quarter of 2012.
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Snowblower turns Fifth AvenueThe Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan? You know the one--it cost $6.7 million to build. Yesterday, a snowblower smashed one of its 15 seamless glass panels, which created this beautiful cracked...
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We've been telling you about the Avegant Glyph for awhile, but now you can finally plunk down some bills to get one yourself. Thanks to Kickstarter, beta-testing the device for its designer isn't...
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VMware to buy AirWatch for $1.18B in cash

Phys.org - 22 Jan 2014 16:50
Cloud computing company VMware says it is buying mobile computing company AirWatch for about $1.18 billion in cash.
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LogMeIn Ends Free Service:To be honest, I’m kind of surprised the free version of LogMeIn lasted this long. On the most basic level, the software works as follows: You install a piece of always-running software on one...
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Get 11 Explosive Mac Apps WithIt's time once again to get some more Mac apps at a price that only you can name. Cult of Mac Deals has partnered with 11 of the world's finest Mac app developers to bring you the fourth-ever Name...
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Amazon smacks The Wall StreetAmazon rarely gives the media the time of day when news sites come knocking and asking for a comment, but a recent report suggesting Amazon is hard at work building a cable-killing pay TV service must...
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Somewhere Between Coke AndBeing a successful gaming company is hard. Not only is the competitive landscape vastly overcrowded, but the winds of change pull people from one gaming hit to another faster than you can water your...
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Microsoft is continuing to tweak the Windows 8 user interface to make life easier for users who prefer the desktop experience, as new Windows 8.1 Update 1 screen shot leaks indicate.
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NSA whistleblower EdwardIf you've ever wanted to ask NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden a question, you might get your chance on Thursday, January 23 at 3 PM ET/12 PM Pacific. The man who revealed the startling revelations...
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VMware shells out $1.54bn forSecurity firm's Atlanta base to become centre of VMware's mobile operations
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Most of China's Web TrafficYesterday, many of China's 500 million internet users were mysteriously rerouted to a bunch of web addresses registered to this unassuming house in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The New York Times says a fluke...
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[From In-Car Tech] Autonomous Vehicle Benefits.
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Mysterious Mars Rock LooksA mystery rock on Mars that suddenly appeared in front of NASA's Opportunity rover may look like a tasty donut, but it is like nothing ever seen on the Martian surface before, scientists say.
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The country allegedly hacked into corporate networks around the world to try to gain an upperhand in the economic sphere.
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Snow storm? NASA, NOAA callThe sweltering year of 1988 first put global warming in the headlines and ended up as the hottest year on record. But on Tuesday, it was pushed out of the top 20 warmest by 2013.
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As smartphones, tablets and other gadgets become smaller and more sophisticated, the heat they generate while in use increases. This is a growing problem because it can cause the electronics inside...
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Apple releases shortenedLast week, Apple released its popular “Your Verse” ad, featuring beautiful imagery of the iPad Air used in a wide variety of different scenarios, accompanied by a voiceover from the film Dead...
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Deal of the Day: LLOYD FX Case for HTC One

Android Central - 22 Jan 2014 16:39
Deal of the Day: LLOYD FX CaseThe Jan. 22 Deal of the Day is the LLOYD FX Case for HTC One. Made from shock absorbent and scratch resistant TPU, this flexible case provides great protection for the HTC One from day to day use and...
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There has been a lot of action going on centered around SSD marker OCZ over the last few months. OCZ filed for bankruptcy back in November. Shortly after OCZ filed …
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IBM misses revenue targetsIBM Corp missed revenue expectations for the fourth consecutive quarter as the world's biggest technology services company grappled with weakening demand for its servers and storage equipment,...
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Groupon Adds 20,000 Hotels ToAnother move from Groupon today to build up one of its new vertical marketplaces: today the company said it would add 20,000 more hotels to its Groupon Getaways travel portal. This is one step in a...
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HBO and Showtime deny thatA new NPD report published Monday shows that premium cable networks like HBO and Showtime are quickly losing viewers while Netflix continues to rack up subscribers at an impressive clip. But...
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Big Blue execs won't be getting their annual pats on the back IBM's top execs are forgoing their bonuses this year after a five per cent drop in sales and a per cent dip in net profit....
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VMware acquires AirWatch toVMware has reached a deal to acquire mobile management specialist AirWatch for US$1.54 billion, as it aims let users manage desktops, mobile devices and applications using its products. The...
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Blizzard launches Hearthstone:Blizzard launches the open beta phase for Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, the studio's new collectible card game based on its World of Warcraft MMORPG universe. The post Blizzard launches...
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NASA Flooded with Ideas forThe 58 proposals are double the usual number submitted during such instrument competitions, NASA officials said. The agency has begun reviewing the ideas and expects to choose the final science gear...
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In order to reach automobile utopia of the future, Ford needs to lay the foundations of that dream today. That is why the car maker has chosen to join forces …
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Another awesome Galaxy S5While Samsung has been reportedly working on new wireless charging technologies including magnetic resonance wireless charging for quite a while now, with some of its 2014 smartphones rumored to pack...
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Ford Partners With MIT AndFord today announced that it is partnering with MIT and Stanford to research a number of technical challenges surrounding automated driving. A team at MIT will look into how a car can best predict the...
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Ford's New Automated DrivingFord has worked out a new automated driving research project with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford University, where it will continue from where the automated Ford Fusion...
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It's not enough for Ford to build automated test cars; it also has to teach those cars how to handle the road. To that end, the automaker is partnering with MIT and Stanford on research projects that...
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Buy Forever Stamps ThisFor those of us who still mail letters from time to time (or even if you don't), now might be a good time to pick up some Forever stamps from the US Postal Service. Rates take a leap from 46 to...
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Motorola Migrate Makes ItIf you’ve been thinking about ditching your iPhone for an Android-powered smartphone, but you’ve been put off by the time and effort it takes to transfer all of your data, you no longer have an...
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Like Cyndi Lauper and her girls, the Recording Academy just wants to have fun. Lauper has been chosen to host this year's Grammy Awards Pre-Telecast Ceremony, which will be live streamed on Sunday...
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Gravity wasn't all fiction: tiny pieces of high-speed orbiting debris endanger our satellites. Now Japan is set to launch an electromagnetic net to catch them     
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Dark Matter Mystery Could BeDark matter -- the elusive stuff that is thought to make up most of the known universe -- is almost certain to reveal itself during the next decade, says a researcher.
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Infrared Image of Saturn's Rings

SpaceRef - 22 Jan 2014 16:27
Although it may look to our eyes like other images of the rings, this infrared image of Saturn's rings was taken with a special filter that will only admit light polarized in one direction....
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Fighting the Flu May Hurt Those Around You

Slashdot - 22 Jan 2014 16:26
sciencehabit writes "When you've got the flu, it can't hurt to take an aspirin or an ibuprofen to control the fever and make you feel better, right? Wrong, some scientists say. Lowering your body...
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Probing changes to infant milk formulations

Science Daily - 22 Jan 2014 16:24
A chip-based detection system for minor functional proteins in infant milk formula could assist quality-control testing.
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Germany IT watchdog knew forGermany's cyber crime watchdog said Wednesday it learnt last month of the mass theft of 16 million digital identities through a criminal probe but needed weeks before alerting the public.
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People may be able to keep the weight off by using a compact elliptical device while sitting at a desk or watching TV, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
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Tok Tok Tok, The EuropeanTok Tok Tok, a French startup that's tackling a similar problem to U.S.-based Postmates -- having somebody shop on your behalf and deliver the item within the same day or even hour -- has raised its...
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Norway's telecoms regulator has brought in regulations meaning that the country's biggest telco will have to offer local-loop unbundling for its fibre access network as well as its copper.
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Experiencing a family death in childhood is associated with a small but significant increase in risk of psychosis, suggests a paper published today.
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Ancient DNA from early Iberian farmers shows that the wideheld evolutionary hypothesis of calcium absorption was not the only reason Europeans evolved milk tolerance. In the West, people take milk...
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VST images the Lagoon Nebula

SpaceRef - 22 Jan 2014 16:18
The VLT Survey Telescope (VST) at ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile has captured this richly detailed new image of the Lagoon Nebula....
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Google's new wind power purchasing agreement will see a total of 52 new turbines sprout up in Sweden over the next two years.
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Given the financial results, Ginni, you know it makes sense Blocks and Files IBM's storage results are down in the dumps and we're sure it's in talks to sell off its server business to Lenovo. Should...
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Giving up smoking? Try positive psychotherapy

Science Daily - 22 Jan 2014 16:16
The thousands of people who've resolved to stop smoking this New Year might soon be able to make use of a new method to help them break free from tobacco.
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If overweight, your child will be less active

Science Daily - 22 Jan 2014 16:16
A new study reports that being overweight makes children less active. The findings underscore that parents of overweight children have an obligation to keep their children active, as physical activity...
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Long-term exposure to particulate matter is associated with an increased risk for heart attack. Moreover, this association can already be observed in levels of particulate exposure below the current...
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Girls treated for Hodgkin's disease during adolescence acquire a considerable risk of developing breast cancer, as shown by an observational study. This study is of great interest because of its...
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Leica Celebrates 100 Years of Leitz/Leica Photography

Photography Blog - 22 Jan 2014 16:15
Leica Celebrates 100 Years ofOne hundred years ago, Oskar Barnack created the very first Leica, the Leitz Camera, later known as the Ur-Leica.
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A group of proteins has been on the watch list of scientists because of their important function in epigenetics: histone deacetylases coordinate the transcription of genetic information and play an...
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Even though multiple sclerosis is largely caused by genetic factors, the risk of patients' relatives developing the disease is lower than previously assumed, according to a new population...
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A second systematic review of a diagnostic test for tuberculosis (TB) endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO), has confirmed the accuracy of the test. The updated review assesses the accuracy...
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Nutritionists develop weight management program relevant to low-income population, as outlined in a newly published article.
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Cosmic Lagoon Shines inA pink lagoon glows in the heart of the Milky Way. New photos taken by a telescope in Chile put the Lagoon Nebula -- a giant cloud of gas and dust located 5,000 light-years from Earth -- on rosy...
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Motorola Solutions edges pastMotorola Solutions Inc, which makes walkie-talkies and rugged mobile computers, reported a slight rise in quarterly profit, helped by higher government sales, but forecast a steep drop in...
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Fever-reducing meds may help spread the flu

Science Daily - 22 Jan 2014 16:13
Researchers assembled information from many sources, including experiments on human volunteers and on ferrets, then used a mathematical model to compute how the increase in the amount of virus given...
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Mobile apps are expected to see more than 268 billion downloads and generate revenue of over $77 billion by 2017.     
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Apple will announce its next quarterly earnings on Monday, January 27, and ahead of the announcement analysts are releasing their iPhone and iPad sales estimates for this holiday quarter. As we noted...
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It's believed that human error caused a glitch in the country's firewall, sending people to a company that sells anti-censorship technology to Chinese citizens.
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Deadspin 49ers Fan Allegedly Shoots Two After Being Accused Of Bandwagoning | Gizmodo How A Mathematician Hacked OkCupid to Find His Girl | io9 Underwater cemetery looks like the ruins of the lost...
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Gawker Bill Murray's "Ask Me Anything" Is Amazing | Jalopnik Guy Doesn't Notice The Cyclist He Hit Is Halfway Stuck In His Car | Jezebel Suspected Black Widow Terrorist Spotted in Downtown Sochi |...
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Metro apps infiltrate theMicrosoft is expected to deliver an update to Windows 8.1 in 2014 dubbed Update 1, and newly leaked screenshots suggest U1 will include a stepping stone on the road to the widely rumored Windows 9,...
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Samsung can't seem to fixIt has been a difficult start to 2014 for Tizen, the still missing new operating system from Samsung and Intel. The latest round of bad news indicates Samsung's planned Tizen smartphone has been...
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Mobile apps are expected to see more than 268 billion downloads and generate revenue of over $77 billion by 2017, becoming one of the most popular computing tools, research firm Gartner said today.
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(Reuters) - Shares of Chinese outdoor digital advertising company VisionChina Media Inc jumped 52 percent after the company said it signed a deal to promote Baidu Inc's online gaming unit in China.
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Six Documents Everyone ShouldSorry, we have to. It's not the most exciting topic, but you can't call yourself fully protected if you don't have your critical paperwork done. Below are the six things you need to have under...
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Copernicus mission's bird heads for South American launchpad The European Space Agency's (ESA'S) Copernicus earth observation mission is about to take flight, with the agency yesterday revealing that...
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The power of Google's core search business was on display Tuesday when it demoted the travel site in its search results. Paid links to Expedia may have triggered the penalty.
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Opera Mediaworks has published a new report that looks at the mobile advertising industry at the end of 2013. The report shows that Android beat iOS slightly in Q4 2013 …
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Cable TV's Darth Vader is backLast week, Charter Communications formally offered to pay $37.4 billion for Time Warner Cable. It was the third time Charter had placed a bid for TWC, and it was the third time in a row it was harshly...
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Charlie O'Donnell's BrooklynVC Charlie O'Donnell, who has worked at both First Round Capital and Union Square Ventures, is announcing the second raise, of $8.25 million, for his New York City-based, early-stage VC fund Brooklyn...
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You know you are in for the long haul whenever you pick up a console – whether it is in the past with an 8-bit system, or sometime in the future after that with a 16-bit, 32-bit, and so on and so...
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10-Month-Old Harry's LandsNot every 10-month old startup can say that it has crossed a handful of oceans and international borders to purchase a 93-year-old factory -- or raised $122.5 million to do so. Yet, not every Internet...
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Figure Out Which Chrome Tab IsHave you ever been browsing the internet, opening new tabs, and blithely going about your business when all of a sudden, out of nowhere, an ad begins blaring at you from one of your various tabbed...
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How Formula One's Amazing NewA 1.6-liter V6 turbo revving at 15,000 rpm with unlimited boost that turns small drops of fuel into 600 horsepower aided by an electrical system that pumps out another 160 electron-charged horses....
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22 Images From NYC's GoldenThese days, we tend to think of New York's bridges as traffic obstacles. But at the turn of the last century, the bridges that sprang up in thickets around Manhattan's shores were objects of wonder...
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South Korea wireless speedWireless service providers in the United States are constantly battling each other over which has the largest or fastest wireless network. Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile are just big fish...
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Nikon Df Firmware Update C 1.01

Photography Blog - 22 Jan 2014 16:00
Nikon Df Firmware Update CNikon has posted a firmware update for the FX-format Nikon Df digital SLR camera.
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Massive Internet mishap sparksHuman error likely caused a glitch in China's Great Firewall that saw millions of Internet users ironically rerouted to the homepage of a U.S.-based company which helps people evade Beijing's web...
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The photo-sharing site offers a new twist to the standard captcha to ensure you're not a bot looking to harvest user information.
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Twitter has promised to do more to stop this abuse, but there does not seem to be much evidence of this according to a high profile victim of death threats towards him on Twitter.
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(Reuters) - Motorola Solutions Inc, which makes walkie-talkies and rugged mobile computers, reported a slight rise in quarterly profit, helped by higher government sales, but forecast a steep drop in...
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AMD unveil two new Opteron 6300 Series server processors specifically designed for enterprise workloads.
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jjp9999 writes "Weibo, China's replacement for Twitter and Facebook, went offline for about two hours on Jan. 20, when a DNS attack switched its IP address to overseas VPN software used to circumvent...
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Gokturk-2 has completed a year in orbit with successful operations that have no geographical restrictions on image gathering for military and civil applications.
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With phone specifications often reaching a terminal velocity before the next new technology or trend, giving your hardware a differentiator can be hard. Sharp's new AQUOS Serie mini SHL24, however, is...
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Boffins invent e-whiskers to stick on their cute ickle faces Given the world's (bizarre) fondness for all things feline, folks will no doubt be delighted to discover that our robot overlords could be...
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Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you up to date on what's happening in the digital world. Google is rolling out a new service called Video Quality...
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Teksta T-Rex, Kitty andCharacter Options is following up its successful relaunch of the Teksta Robotic Puppy with three additions to the family for 2014. The Teksta collection - also known as Tekno in the US - will gain a...
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Gold HTC One arrives at UK retailer SIM-free

Android Central - 22 Jan 2014 15:35
Gold HTC One arrives at UKBag a champagne gold HTC One without a monthly contract We were pleasantly surprised by the gold HTC One when we got our hands on the device recently. But until now UK buyers have been limited to...
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PayPal's president defends the digital payment provider's place at the forefront of mobile commerce while quipping he welcomes competition too.
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Deal seems unlikely to end the recent wave of technology industry-backlash among some residents
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Sony may think that the PC gaming market is dying in the face of the next generation of game consoles like the PS4 and the Xbox One. The PC gaming …
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[From AppleTell] Learn how the young Lara Croft becomes the slightly older Lara Croft when Feral Interactive releases Tomb Raider for OS X tomorrow.
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Skin cancer detector applied(Phys.org) --A team made up of university chemists, art conservationists and research scientists with the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., has discovered a new way to reveal three...
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Two Las Vegas casino hotels will become the first known US gambling houses to allow the use of the bitcoin.
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Telejoy Brings Your Goals toPart of the hassle of goal tracking is remembering to track. You have to make your habit-tracking as much part of the habit you're trying to build. Telejoy makes it easy by proactively reaching out to...
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Red Hat Cloud InfrastructurePrivate cloud platform includes new Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation release and greater integration with OpenStack modules
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Rob Ford's attempt to sober up seems to have hit a snafu. Two months after admitting he smoked crack in a "drunken stupor," the Toronto mayor appeared drunk in a video that was reportedly filmed...
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Bitcoin Accepted At Two Las Vegas Casinos

Sky News - 22 Jan 2014 15:26
Bitcoin Accepted At Two LasTwo casinos allow the use of the cyber-currency as payment for hotel rooms and shops - but not on the gambling floor.
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After a three-year absence, CarMax is back in the Super Bowl ad lineup with a spot that envisions a customer getting a dramatic slow clap after making his purchase and — as a special treat — a...
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Sad but (probably) true ...

9 to 5 Mac - 22 Jan 2014 15:24
Sad but (probably) true ...Sadly, the bottom chart is probably more true than the top one. A humorous response to Apple’s poetry-themed iPad ad.
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Game maker Rovio says it will keep making spinoffs of its popular Angry Birds franchise "just like Nintendo and its series of Mario-based games."
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Fresh 16-core bit fiddlers served up just in time for Open Compute summit Chip fiddler AMD has delivered two new Opteron chips for data centers keen on getting their mits on low-cost servers built to...
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I Need Tinsel & Timber'sIf you’re anything like me, as much as you love your Apple TV, the fact that it is so small actually causes some problems in your entertainment center, as it can actually be nudged around and fall...
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Nikon D5200 Firmware Update C 1.02

Photography Blog - 22 Jan 2014 15:15
Nikon D5200 Firmware Update CNikon has released a firmware update for its Nikon D5200 digital SLR camera.
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3D Printing and Legos: Perfect Together

The Atlantic - 22 Jan 2014 15:15
New software allows designers to "legofy" their prototypes, eliminating hours of time spent waiting for 3D printers to churn out their widgets.     
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Josh Groban Is Twitter's Greatest Philosopher

The Huffington Post - 22 Jan 2014 15:13
Josh Groban Is Twitter'sJosh Groban may sing like he has an old soul, but on Twitter he's hip, happening and, most of all, insightful. In fact, he might just be the most important philosopher of our day. Groban is asking the...
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Leaked screenshots of an upcoming update show an option to open Windows Store apps from the taskbar.
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(Reuters) - Cloud software maker VMWare Inc said it would buy privately held mobile security company AirWatch in a deal valued at about $1.54 billion to tap into rising demand for software security,...
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With the sale of its devices unit nearly closed, Nokia has detailed how its bottom line would have looked if the business had never been a part of the company.
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The future of marketing that can take you places. Literally.     
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Hands-on: WowWee MiP balancingThe WowWee MiP is the latest robot from the makers of the Robosapien and this time comes with two wheels to whizz around your living room, listening to your commands or instructions. We caught up with...
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KDDI shows off some impressiveSharp coming up with the goods in the form of a new tablet and smartphone, not that we'll see them in the west KDDI over in Japan has been rolling out a bunch of new devices today. Among them are...
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Recently research firm NPD published a report that said major pay cable networks like Showtime, HBO, and Starz were losing subscribers to digital streaming firms like Netflix and others. The …
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Telkom pooh-poohs deal rumours

Tech Central - 22 Jan 2014 15:06
Telkom on Wednesday denied speculation in the media that it has received a proposal from a Southeast Asian company or grouping for the sale of its mobile towers business in a deal that reportedly...
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The Information Counter-Revolution

The Huffington Post - 22 Jan 2014 15:06
Many people in Kiev awoke Tuesday morning to a frightening text message on their phones. "Dear subscriber, you are registered as a participant in a mass disturbance," it read. Using cellphone...
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An anonymous reader writes "T-Mobile has made headlines recently for trying to change the cellphone industry's reliance on contracts that lock customers into a particular carrier. Perhaps...
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There is no good or pleasant way to broach the subject of pedophilia. But while we find the subject abhorrent, scientists are working hard to try and understand what happens in the minds of those who...
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AMD slows new Opteron 6300Vendors don't normally brag about slower products but Advanced Micro Devices is making an exception for its latest Opteron 6300 processors, which have a slower clock speed than their predecessors to...
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Visa reports £110bn in UKCompany sees boom in mobile and e-spending
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Cosmic Lagoon Shines inA pink lagoon glows in the Milky Way. New photos taken by a telescope in Chile put the Lagoon Nebula -- a giant cloud of gas and dust located 5,000 light-years from Earth -- on rosy display.
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East Rutherford, N.J., meet 400,000 strangers. That's the number of visitors expected to make their way to the greater New York City area during the week of Super Bowl 2014. Roughly 20% of those...
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Here's How Apple Thinks YouAs with many of Apple’s more prosaic advertisements lately, Apple’s recent Dead Poet’s Society inspired ad for the iPad Air and iPad mini, “What will your verse be?”, has alternately been...
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Analysts estimate iPad salesA couple of days after Fortune did its roundup of analyst estimates of iPhone sales, it has now done the same for the iPad, with the average forecast coming out at 25M sales in the final quarter of...
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Report: Amazon Mulling Pay-TV Service

Mashable - 22 Jan 2014 15:01
Amazon is considering live TV programming via a paid online service, according to a report. The online retail giant has approached "at least three big media conglomerates seeking rights to distribute...
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Now here is something interesting from the folks over at BRAVEN – they have unveiled the Vibe, which so happens to be the first portable distributed audio Bluetooth as well as Wi-Fi audio system...
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Nikon D3200 Firmware Version C 1.03

Photography Blog - 22 Jan 2014 15:00
Nikon D3200 Firmware Version CNikon has issued a firmware update for the Nikon D3200 digital SLR camera.
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Focused on companies with fewer than 20 employees, the platform handles a wide range of online billing processes.
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Wi-fi performance in many schools is bad, so some conclude they don't have enough bandwidth. That may be true, but network management may also fix the problem.
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Who goes there?

The Australian - 22 Jan 2014 15:00
Who goes there?PASSWORDS are about to become passe as we enter the age of biometric identification.
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BT-owned telco developing own system for parents to censor web Exclusive Plusnet is developing its own network-level filter to allow subscribers to censor content on its broadband service as well as...
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It's been a few weeks (or at least a few days) since David Gewirtz did a rant. No, it's not about Linux. And yes, this time you're pretty much guaranteed to agree with him.
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The App Store's Dirty Secret:In this era of heightened security fears, when headlines routinely shout about hackers stealing millions of personal records in a single digital heist on some of the nation’s biggest companies, you...
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VMware's acquisition of AirWatch will give it a foothold in mobility as well as its end-user computing strategy.
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It began as a rage against the machine. But how did Apple's ads help the Mac be seen as ultimately not part of the machine? Or did the ads matter not so much at all?
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A long-lasting battery that runs on sugar!

Times of India - 22 Jan 2014 14:50
Scientists have developed a new biodegradable battery that runs on sugar and can work for long hours without charging.     
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VIDEO: Do you live by YOLO orHow the term "you only live once" inspired a debate about death
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2013 Is the Fourth Hottest Year on Record

Bad Astronomy - 22 Jan 2014 14:45
It's official: 2013 is the fourth hottest year since records started being kept in 1880. It ties with 2003 for that dubious honor. This result was just announced by the National Oceanic and...
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China's internet suffered a massive breakdown as traffic was routed to an overseas site linked to the banned religious group Falun Gong.     
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Fitness Trackers And Sleep: How Accurate Are They?

The Huffington Post - 22 Jan 2014 14:43
Fitness Trackers And Sleep:By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 01/21/2014 08:48 AM EST on LiveScience Many fitness trackers measure not only the number of steps you take every day and the calories you burn, but also...
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Google faces $125 millionSimpleAir is seeking $125M in damages from Google after a jury found that push notification services in Android infringe on a SimpleAir patent, the company said Tuesday. Google infringed SimpleAir's...
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Valve released its SteamOS beta with a warning: only touch this if you know what you're doing. While that surely did something to separate true testers from the first wave of eager users, there were a...
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Germany's energy revolution on verge of collapse

New Scientist - 22 Jan 2014 14:42
Coal burning is at a 20-year high and subsidies for renewable energy are about to be slashed – yet Germany swears it will cut greenhouse gas emissions     
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NASA Flooded with Ideas forThe 58 proposals are double the usual number submitted during such instrument competitions, NASA officials said. The agency has begun reviewing the ideas and expects to choose the final science gear...
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Few in the public may be familiar with Smith's work, but colleagues say this brilliant engineer's importance to the Mac is akin to what Woz meant to the first Apple computers.
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Enpass wants to manage your passwords in the cloud

Android Central - 22 Jan 2014 14:40
Enpass wants to manage yourEnpass is an Android application that is purely designed to store your passwords and important information. And it offers a couple of main attractions — firstly it’s a real beauty on the eye and...
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Sorry, Jailbreakers! AppleEvery time, the game of cat-and-mouse between Cupertino and jailbreakers goes like this. Apple releases a new version of iOS, patching existing jailbreak exploits. Jailbreakers poke and prod at the...
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[From AppleTell] The Hearthstone open beta makes the collectible card game available to anyone in North America, with more regions to come.
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Rivals step in to satisfy freetards' need to spend nothing A number of vulture firms have swooped in to feast on the desktop access carcass left by the death of LogMeIn's free service....
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Dark Matter Mystery Could BeDark matter -- the elusive stuff that is thought to make up most of the known universe -- is almost certain to reveal itself during the next decade, says a researcher.
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There are a lot of technologies being investigated around the world to help reduce driver distraction and bring a new level of interactivity to infotainment systems in cars. One of …
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A U.S. cybersecurity firm says it has gathered evidence that the Russian government has been linked to cyber attacks for alleged economic - rather than political - gains
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TfL journeys to the cloud forFirm uses Amazon Web Services to react to demand from travellers
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StyleSeat, An OnlineAs hinted at last month, salon-booking service StyleSeat has now closed on its Series A round of funding. Led by Lightspeed Ventures, the company has raised an additional $10.2 million in outside...
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Intercom Raises Another $23MIntercom, a platform for companies to provide personalised customer responses online, is today announcing that it has raised another $23 million -- funding that it will use to continue to develop its...
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Native Ad Company SharethroughSharethrough, a startup focused on native advertising, is announcing that it has raised $17 million in its third round of funding. That breaks down to $7 million in equity and $10 million in debt. New...
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The glass cube of Apple’s 5th Avenue Store in New York City might look iconic, but there’s one big problem with glass: It shatters. And in the latest wave of polar weather to hit the East Coast,...
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This is a developing story. Mashable will be following the events as they unfold and will update this article throughout the day. The Ukraine crisis took a turn for the worse overnight as two...
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Yahoo! users will be mostlyStruggling Internet giant Yahoo! will see more users accessing its services by mobile in 2014 than classic desktops, chief executive Marissa Mayer said on Wednesday at the Davos World Economic Forum.
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Sony grapples with gameAn application crash has sparked hundreds of complaints as Sony works on a fix
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Russian 'Energetic Bear'UK businesses not on victim list, according to security firm CrowdStrike
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Motorola Solutions revenue up 3%

Times of India - 22 Jan 2014 14:24
Motorola Solutions Inc, which makes walkie-talkies, rugged mobile computers and tablets, reported a 3% rise in quarterly revenue.     
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Fewer Women Seeking Help for Infertility

Live Science - 22 Jan 2014 14:23
Fewer Women Seeking Help forA smaller percentage of women are now getting medical help for infertility compared with three decades ago, according to a new report.
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Apple's Iconic 1984 CommercialFor any longtime Apple fans, it’s amazing to think that today marks 30 years since the January 22, 1984 airing of the Nineteen Eighty Four-inspired Macintosh commercial, directed by Ridley Scott....
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Hid fact that half-price discount offer DIDN'T include line rental Virgin Media has been walloped by Britain's advertising watchdog for failing to clearly explain that a half-price deal it was...
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Google and Facebook have refused to change their policies on selling advertisement for legal weed, for now.     
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The combination of smartphone and tablet projected to grow the fastest.
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Two researchers were recently using custom software to test out Tor exit nodes for suspicious behavior and discovered something interesting. The researcher spent four months studying Tor exit nodes...
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Coming soon! Smartcurtains for your home

Times of India - 22 Jan 2014 14:12
It's time to spruce up the look of your drawing room with smart curtains that could bend or straighten in response to the flick of a light switch!     
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[AppleTell] Appidemic: Alayer for iPad

Technology Tell - 22 Jan 2014 14:09
[From AppleTell] Alayer is simple but powerful layer-based image editor for iPad with a secret trump card up its digital sleeve; it's only $0.99.
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How A Mathematician HackedMathematicians aren't renowned for their social skills. But in a quest to find love, Chris McKinlay from UCLA realised he could use his analytical skills to his advantage--by hacking OkCupid.
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Bill Atkinson, Andy Hertzfeld, Steve Capps, and Larry Kenyon share their thoughts about developing the core software for the original Macintosh, which is about to mark its 30th anniversary.
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The 25 Worst Passwords of 2013

Mashable - 22 Jan 2014 14:06
If you have a sneaking suspicion that your passwords are bad, we have some upsetting news: They probably are. Luckily, SplashData is here to help you change your lazy ways with its annual list of the...
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ShapeShifter Will Morph AWouldn't it be awesome if websites had the ability to morph and shift its code on a regular basis to prevent malware from attacking it? That definitely sounds like a pretty awesome idea which is...
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BBC Turns To Instagram VideoInstagram video allows for recording of up to 15 seconds, meaning that uploading longer videos will not be feasible, and is probably more practical for quick and short videos as opposed to full length...
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Good news gamers, if you've always been interested in the idea of playing games like Resident Evil on the PC, you soon will be able to come 27th of February. This is according to Capcom who has...
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Minuum keyboard shown on theThere'll be no thumb typing here This video from the folks at Minuum shows off its innovative Android keyboard running on the Samsung Galaxy Gear. As a proof of concept, it's pretty cool, no doubts....
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Moles blame Bezos for paltry code sharing Exclusive Amazon is one of the most technically influential companies operating today - but you wouldn't know it, thanks to a dearth of published research...
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9 facts about animals you wishThese animals have some nasty habits. Here are 9 facts about animals you wish you didn't know.
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Bits Blog: Why Rovio Looks to Coca-Cola For Inspiration

The New York Times - 22 Jan 2014 14:00
Bits Blog: Why Rovio Looks toThe Finnish gaming company rode Angry Birds to international success. Next up: the dream of interacting with one billion customers.     
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Considering how some modern day smartphones do not only come with high end hardware specifications, they are also rugged enough to be able to withstand the likes of some rain or even getting dunked in...
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Holographic diagnostics

Phys.org - 22 Jan 2014 14:00
Holographic diagnostics(Phys.org) --'Smart' holograms, which are currently being tested to monitor diabetes, and could be used to monitor a wide range of medical and environmental conditions in future, have been developed...
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The Best Jailbreak Apps andiOS 7 was jailbroken just a few weeks ago , and while we covered the first wave of excellent apps and tweaks , plenty more tweaks have popped up since then. Here are some (more) of our favorites.
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As Google continues to infiltrate living rooms the world over, it's betting big on the $35 Chromecast: tiny, affordable, and effective at hitting our sweet spot.
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The app is a reaction to the over-embellished existences we find on social networks, making it often moody and melancholy -- and real in the most unsettling of ways.
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PayPal's president defends the digital payment provider's place at the forefront of mobile commerce while quipping he welcomes competition too.
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"As long as they keep making it easier and faster to get my stuff, that's all the customer service I need." Paul Greenberg and Brent Leary explain why Amazon.com wins CRM Watchlist's Lifetime...
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Muhammad Yunus On DefiningMuhammad Yunus, the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner and a member of the B-Team, told HuffPost Live at Davos about the idea of "social business." "Forget about personal profit making. Once you get out of...
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Using your own iPhone at work?Employees who use their own electronic devices at work under a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) arrangement may have unwittingly authorised their employer to remotely wipe their device when they leave the...
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Try as you might to argue that the tablet is still not mainstream, the fact they are seen everywhere would counter that argument. Even so, the need for a keyboard limits its use for some.
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Now, hair clips that recordThe humble hair clip has now transformed into a crime-fighting gadget for women that can detect an attack and record evidence -- all while contacting the emergency services.     
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Yahoo buys deep-linking appYahoo continues its buying spree by absorbing Seattle-based startup
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BlackBerry gets major boostBlackBerry received a significant vote of confidence in its mobile platform recently when the Pentagon announced that 80,000 out of 82,000 mobile devices being deployed on one of its new networks will...
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Ads served to Android smartphones have for the first time taken over iPhones, but iOS is still bringing in the cash.
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Back in December, we learned that Samsung was rolling out some new color versions of its Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone. The new colors included rose gold and merlot. Verizon …
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Command & Conquer was one of the more popular RTS games back in the day and offered a decent alternative to other RTS games like Warcraft and StarCraft. Unlike StarCraft and Warcraft where massing...
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GTA 5 For PC Listed On AmazonGiven the success and popularity of Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto 5, we're sure many PC gamers out there are just dying to get the game on their computers. Petitions have been signed and according to...
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WiFi-Only Sony Xperia Z UltraAfter being rumored, spotted on Sony's website, and making its way past the FCC, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra WiFi-only version has been officially announced for Japan. As it stands it appears that the...
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Why not just leave your camera set to second curtain flash all the time? We answer that question in today's reader letter. The post Reader Question: Why Not Always Set Your Camera to Second Curtain...
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We'd Buy This iWatch In ADespite the lack of concrete news available on the subject, we’re hardly short of concept designs for Apple’s eventual iWatch. This one, by San Francisco UI designer Todd Hamilton, is among the...
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Play-it-on-the-loo game owner: Now for the US... Updated The company behind the wildly successful Candy Crush Saga mobile games franchise already has its mitts on the European trademark for the word...
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With Windows 8, Microsoft made it possible for developers to build apps using HTML and JavaScript. Turns out, no one is really doing that...
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While some parents hire creepy clowns for their child's birthday, a video game developer recently earned ultimate dad points after a delightfully nerdy photo session with his son. To celebrate his...
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Social media lockdown: 4You use a social network--at least one, maybe a few. Everyone does. You probably know all about your preferred network's privacy settings, enough to make sure that the whole world doesn't know your...
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Chromebook power tips: How toDon't let the "Scroogled"-spouting Pawn Stars guys fool you: Chromebooks aren't useless hunks of plastic. Google's Chrome OS has matured into a functional operating system, and not just because Web...
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Google Nexus 8 features, launch date leaked

Times of India - 22 Jan 2014 13:27
According to Digitimes, Google is likely to adopt Intel's Bay Trail-T processor platform for the upcoming Nexus 8 tablet.     
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The UK telecommunications regulator Ofcom has announced that it has cleared the way for faster in-flight broadband on commercial aircraft. Ofcom has cleared the plan for airlines and other...
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Yahoo users will be mostly mobile in 2014: CEO

Times of India - 22 Jan 2014 13:24
Yahoo will see more users accessing its services by mobile in 2014 than classic desktops, chief executive Marissa Mayer said.     
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Cosmonauts Working In Space

SpaceRef - 22 Jan 2014 13:23
Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryazanskiy, Expedition 38 flight engineer, in a Russian Orlan spacesuit, participates in EVA in support of assembly and maintenance on the ISS....
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A study has for the first time argued that older brains may take longer to process ever increasing amounts of knowledge, and this has often been misidentified as declining capacity.     
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NASA scientists say 2013 tied with 2009 and 2006 for the seventh warmest year since 1880, continuing a long-term trend of rising global temperatures....
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Chinese internet re-routed toIssues lasted as long as eight hours according to Compuware
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NXP's Mantis CAN transceiversBuilding on its industry-leading position in in-vehicle networking (IVN), NXP Semiconductors N.V. today announced that Volkswagen has approved Mantis for use in its vehicles without the need for a...
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Bitcoin baron donation started a flood: 'leccy bill paid and then some The cash-strapped OpenBSD Foundation has raised $100,000, potentially saving it from the brink of oblivion....
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Intel to invest $120m in new R&D facility in India

Times of India - 22 Jan 2014 13:16
Intel has announced that it will invest over $120 million in consolidating its existing research and development infrastructure.     
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Intel to invest $120m in India R&D facility

Times of India - 22 Jan 2014 13:16
Intel has announced that it will invest over $120 million in consolidating its existing research and development infrastructure.     
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Water Found In Stardust, AndScientists have found evidence of water in distant stardust, and that might have huge implications for how we think about life. A team at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu said that the dust which...
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Google launches 'Video QualityGoogle on Tuesday unveiled its 'Video Quality Report', an initiative aimed at evaluating the performance of ISPs that involves potentially millions of YouTube users and billions of video views. The...
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The World's Biggest TeaWhile everyone drinks coffee, tea is a beverage for the more discerning drinker. But where in the world do people drink the most?
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Will NotBack in 2013, it was reported that Samsung could turn to magnetic resonance for wireless charging and that feature could make its way into future Samsung products. This is also a similar piece of...
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US Cable Companies Sue TheFor those unfamiliar with the Rockstar patent consortium, they are basically a group of tech companies that have joined forces to buy Nortel's patents from a while ago. The companies that are part of...
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This is Russia's new nuclearBehold the Severodvinsk--the pride of the Russian Navy, the first of the post-Soviet era Yasen-class submarines. It entered service at the end of December 2013 and it will replace the old Akula-class...
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Judge Rules That SamsungIt looks like Samsung can't seem to catch a break in the courts. While they might have had some success in courts in different parts of the world, over in the US the South Korean company just can't...
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Vtech baby tablet announced,How young is too young to get a tablet? That's the question some people will ask when they see the Vtech InnoTab 3 Baby Tablet which goes on sale later this year. The new tablet is designed to be used...
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19 Viners Funnier Than Anyone You Know IRL

Mashable - 22 Jan 2014 13:09
Happy birthday, Vine! The video-sharing app turns a whopping 1 year old this week. What were we ever doing without it? A breeding ground where short videos go viral nearly every other day, the app is...
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Google Glass User Pulled OutThere are bound to be teething problems as Google Glass rolls out to users. Back in October last year, Cult of Android reported on the Glass user given a ticket for “driving with monitor visible to...
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The legal proceedings in the patent infringement suit between Apple and Samsung keep raging. Yesterday Judge Lucy Koh issued a summary judgment in the case. Koh declared that Samsung Android …
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Texas Instruments to cut 1,100Firm hopes to save $130m over the coming year
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Icahn says he bought more Apple shares

USA Today - 22 Jan 2014 13:04
Icahn says he bought more Apple shares, bringing value of position to more than $3 billion
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And: Is LG making iWatch screens? Novelty-seeking Apple fanbois turned their backs on the iPad 2 in the run up to Xmas, heralding the imminent demise of the ancient legacy fondleslab....
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Dutch computer chip maker and global high-tech bellwether ASML on Wednesday posted a drop in profit for 2013, despite record sales in the fourth quarter.
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Recent 'Internet of Things' attack a wake up call for consumers and manufacturers
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China's Internet suffered a massive breakdown as traffic was routed to an overseas site linked to the banned religious group Falun Gong--a fiasco a cyber-monitoring group Wednesday blamed on the...
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Sneak preview of SurveyThe VLT Survey Telescope (VST) at ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile has captured this richly detailed new image of the Lagoon Nebula. This giant cloud of gas and dust is creating intensely bright...
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Sneak Preview of SurveyESO Top News: The VLT Survey Telescope (VST) at ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile has captured this richly detailed new image of the Lagoon Nebula. This giant cloud of gas and dust is creating...
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SAP plans to be a cloud juggernaut with a great customer experience, a user interface that borders on beautiful, and a growth company---all by 2017.
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Facebook to limit text-only posts from Pages

Times of India - 22 Jan 2014 12:58
Facebook has reportedly warned page administrators that it would show their text-only status updates to a smaller batch of followers.     
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YouView expands catch-upDigital TV channels Yesterday and Really are the latest to offer catch-up programming on YouView. Both now offer the ability to watch the last seven day of their shows through connected set-top-boxes....
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According to the findings, iOS accounted for nearly 43.3% traffic and 55.7% revenue.     
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Can Google Glass -- which includes a camera -- be worn in movie theaters? One theater in Columbus, Ohio, decided not and had federal agents pu...
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IBM executives turn downFirm sees gains in software but cannot escape declining hardware landscape
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Tough to locate Target hackers: Experts

Times of India - 22 Jan 2014 12:51
Target says hackers stole about 40 million debit and credit card numbers from cards swiped at its stores between November 27 and December 15.     
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Man Claims FBI InterrogatedA man in the United States claims he was interrogated by the FBI after he wore prescription Google Glasses into a movie theatre. The man told Gadgeteer that he and his wife were asked to leave by...
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Apple gets more favourableFOSS Patents is reporting that Apple received two more favourable rulings in their ongoing battle against Samsung in the courts. These judgements increase the chance of Apple winning the March patent...
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Cameroon shows Africa how not to do it

Tech Central - 22 Jan 2014 12:45
Cameroon's government is hanging on to its monopoly state telecommunications provider, Camtel, and the result is that the country now has some of the highest international and national wholesale fibre...
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Google, Apple commuter busesPrivate buses operated by tech giants that take employees between San Francisco and their Silicon Valley offices will start paying to use public stops. The buses have been the target of protesters...
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Facebook Is the New Walmart

Gizmodo - 22 Jan 2014 12:45
Facebook Is the New WalmartBecause when everyone hangs out somewhere, those awkward conversations--just like the ones you end up having in the middle of Walmart when you bump into someone you barely know--are inevitable.
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The Sex with Glass app for Google Glass would change the way people have sex, or more appropriately 'view it'.     
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Rumors of a Nexus 8 tablet areRumors Google will launch a Nexus 8 tablet have reignited this week, with a new report indicating it'll launch mid-year and come with an Intel Bay Trail-T processor inside. The post Rumors of a Nexus...
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Intel has pulled the wraps off a couple new computing devices aimed at the education environment. The new devices include the 10-inch Intel Education Tablet and the 10-inch Intel classmate …
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Beats Music Can Be Loaded OntoBeats Music has been launched for iOS and Android today and while it will see a launch on Windows Phone by the end of the week, there is no word on whether the app will arrive on BlackBerry later, if...
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BlackBerry To Hold 10.2.1According to our report from earlier, it was rumored that BlackBerry planned on rolling out BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 on the 28th of January. Given that BlackBerry 10 was announced about a year ago, we...
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Cracked iPhone 5C screensApple has reportedly added the iPhone 5C to the list of smartphones it can repair inside its retail stores. It'll now replace cracked iPhone 5C screens while you wait for $150. The post Cracked iPhone...
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Microsoft Not Satisfied WithPresident Obama recently announced that there would changes made to the NSA. Some of these changes included the way data was collected, and also how they would stop spying on their allies, just to...
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Windows 8.1 Update 1 showsInitial screenshots of the upcoming Windows 8.1 Update 1 didn’t show many signs of changes, but new images distributed today hint at some signs of improved interaction between the "Metro" and...
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US authorities say they questioned an Ohio man they suspected of recording a movie in a theater with his Google Glass.     
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US authorities say they questioned an Ohio man they suspected of recording a movie in a theater with his Google Glass.     
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Cult Paint App DrawQuest IsThe team behind cult drawing app DrawQuest have sadly announced that it will be closing shop. For those unfamiliar with it, DrawQuest is was an iOS app — originally for iPad, but with an iPhone...
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Spark: Look Ma, an open source thermostat

Phys.org - 22 Jan 2014 12:30
Spark: Look Ma, an open source(Phys.org) --Spark.io has come up with an open source thermostat. "We spent about $70 on components to put this together (including $39 for the Spark Core); the wood and acrylic were free. We started...
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New CEO, new VCs, more cash Ethernet storage startup Coraid has got itself $29.3m in fresh funding after appointing a new CEO, David Kresse, in September last year....
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The German telco has begun offering a free subscription to Evernote's paid product for six months for customers across Europe.
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Pioneer has announced a new addition to its line of DJ gear with the Serato compatible DDJ-SZ DJ controller. The company says that the DDJ-SZ is designed for the DJ …
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Sony launches world's smallest Android tablet

Times of India - 22 Jan 2014 12:22
Sony has launched the world's first tablet with screen smaller than 7-inch.     
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Sony launches 6.4-inch Android tablet

Times of India - 22 Jan 2014 12:22
Sony has launched the world's first tablet with screen smaller than 7-inch.     
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Todoist Next, A Great Update  The Todoist todo app has been updated and renamed. It's now called "Todoist Next," and it has been turned into a lean, mean visual-scheduling-and-collaboration machine. I was never a Todoist user,...
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Internet retail titan Amazon.com has been reaching out to entertainment studios about licensing television programs for an online streaming service, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.
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It's anyone's guess what Snapchat's done behind the scenes to patch up its data vulnerabilities, but the firm's continuing to address the issues with a new public-facing measure. For instance: the app...
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MemSQL Raises $35M Series BMemSQL, a big data startup that helps retrieve and analyze data real-time, has raised $35 million in Series B funding from Accel Partners and Khosla Ventures. The financing will be used to expand...
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Apple '1984' Commercial Is 30 Years Old Today (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post - 22 Jan 2014 12:16
Apple '1984' Commercial Is 30On 22 January 1984 Apple changed the world in two ways. First, it announced to the world that it would soon launch 'Macintosh', the ground-breaking computer which fundamentally changed the way most...
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An anonymous reader writes "I've been a software engineer for about 15 years, most of which I spent working on embedded systems (small custom systems running Linux), developing in C. However, web and...
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Deus Ex: The Fall now available on Android

Pocket-lint - 22 Jan 2014 12:16
Deus Ex: The Fall nowSquare Enix has released the much-lauded Deus Ex: The Fall on Android. It has been available for iPhone and iPad since June last year and now Android tablet and smartphone owners can find out why it's...
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From phablet to tablet: SonySony has just announced a Wi-Fi-only version of its 6.44-inch Xperia Z Ultra device, presumably aimed at consumers interested more in diminutive tablets than whopping great phablets that run the risk...
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Apple Patents Buttonless Trackpad

Ubergizmo - 22 Jan 2014 12:14
Apple Patents ButtonlessIf you have ever used the trackpad on any of Apple's MacBook laptops, you will know that it supports touch and gesture commands, but at the same time it is clickable as well for those who might miss...
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Ukraine Government BroadcastsTaking part in a riot or protest can be dangerous as police might target you even if you were just standing there peacefully. However there is also the chance that no one will recognize you, given...
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Fantastic aerial photos ofBrooklyn-based photographer Zack Seckler took to the skies over Botswana in an ultra, ultra, ultra-light aircraft to take these incredible pics of native wildlife doing its collective thang. From less...
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Google Glass has seen many uses but it seems that the device will now be used by the Sacramento Kings to broadcast its games live to viewers around the world. As it stands the Sacramento Kings are...
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BBC tries Instagram video toThe BBC is experimenting with Instagram video. Launched late last week, Instafax is a short-form video news service that’s distributed using the BBC News Instagram account. Three 15-second videos...
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5 Apps for Adventurous Nature Nerds

Mashable - 22 Jan 2014 12:12
In the dead of winter, we all crave a little wildlife and outdoor adventure. For a breath of fresh air, invest in apps that could teach you more about trees, birds and everything in between See also:...
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Verizon 'rose gold white' Galaxy Note 3 pictured

Android Central - 22 Jan 2014 12:11
Verizon 'rose gold white'Bronze-trimmed Note 3 to be 'available exclusively on Verizon Wireless' While we haven't spotted anything in the way of an official announcement, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in "rose gold white" has...
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BlackBerry lands 80,000-deviceGood news for embattled smartphone firm
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Security researchers at Ben Gurion University claim to have found a flaw in Android's VPN implementation that leaves what should be protected communications completely exposed.
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Sony's 6.4-inch Xperia Z Ultra smarpthone is almost big enough it could be considered a tablet, right? Sony seems to agree, as it announced it will start selling a Wi-Fi only variant of the device in...
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Adobe Reader Now Lets You EditAdobe has issued an update to Adobe Reader, its popular PDF reader app. Version 11.2.0 introduces a new design that matches the look and feel of iOS 7. The new look includes alterations to the color...
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But you won't leave Sony and and Microsoft quaking to their controllers Review The Powers That Be at El Reg originally asked me to take a shufty at the Ouya gaming box when it first launched in the...
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VOD set for take-off in Africa

Tech Central - 22 Jan 2014 12:02
The number of video-on-demand subscribers in sub-Saharan Africa will grow by one million in 2014, despite the lack of broadband infrastructure in the region, according to a new report. However, most...
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Texas Instruments said Tuesday it is eliminating 1,100 jobs worldwide as the chipmaker moves away from slow-growing segments.
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Not content with trademarkingKing, the developer of Candy Crush Saga, Farm Heroes Saga and other mobile games with "Saga" as a suffix, is already a hair's breadth away from successfully trademarking the word "Candy", thereby...
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Big Blue taking a $1 billion charge for 'workforce rebalancing.'
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Moto G India launch details coming Feb. 5

Android Central - 22 Jan 2014 11:46
Moto G India launch detailsMotorola has announced through its social channels that the Moto G will be headed to India, with full launch details to come on Feb. 5, two weeks from today. The Moto G, which arrived internationally...
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The U.S. may have outsourced much of its manufacturing to China, but it has regained the effects of air pollution as a result where western areas in the country are seeing poorer air quality.
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Last May, Apple filed a motion detailing five patents violated by the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Google's voice activated search assistant Google Now ahead of a second patent infringement lawsuit to take...
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Federal authorities say they questioned an Ohio man they suspected of recording a movie in a theater with his Google Glass computer-in-eyeglass device.
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Taiwan has arrested around a dozen managers at the manufacturer on suspicion of soliciting several million US dollars in bribes from iPhone parts suppliers.
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A federal appeals court judge has temporarily suspended the work of a court-appointed monitor assigned to make sure Apple Inc. has safeguards in place to comply with antitrust laws.
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S. Korea vows harsh penaltiesSouth Korean regulators Wednesday vowed harsh corporate penalties for data theft, as angry customers swamped credit card offices for a third day after 20 million people had their financial information...
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Dr. Toby Cosgrove: Health CareDr. Toby Cosgrove, CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, sat down with HuffPost Live at Davos on Wednesday to discuss health care problems around the world. Cosgrove said "health care's got huge problems, and...
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Spaffs new user credentials all over the interwebulator Exclusive - Updated Sheffield-based telco Plusnet isn't doing any of its new customers "proud" right now, after an anonymous source told The...
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Sandberg a billionaire asFacebook shares climbed to a new high on Tuesday, catapulting chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg onto the roster of tech billionaires.
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Taiwanese authorities launched raids to investigate allegations that some former managers at Foxconn had solicited bribes from suppliers.     
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Amazon may soon be implementing "anticipatory shipping" where it ships products closer to its customers before purchase.
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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is likely to step down from the board of directors as soon as a suitable replacement is found.     
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Best Vine accounts to follow

Digital Trends - 22 Jan 2014 11:15
Best Vine accounts to followVine is one of the more peculiar social media fads but it can be a great way to waste some time. Here is a list of the best Vine accounts you aren't following yet but should be. The post Best Vine...
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The Truth Behind Apple's Latest iPad Ad

Gizmodo - 22 Jan 2014 11:15
The Truth Behind Apple'sApple's latest iPad advert shows the tablet being used by helicopter rescue pilots, storm chasers, ice hockey coaches, musicians, Bollywood filmmakers, scuba divers, rock musicians and artists. But...
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Canon EOS 700D Firmware Version 1.1.3

Photography Blog - 22 Jan 2014 11:15
Canon EOS 700D FirmwareCanon has posted a firmware update for its EOS 700D digital SLR camera.
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SMS far from dead: Deloitte

Tech Central - 22 Jan 2014 11:14
Despite the growing popularity of smartphone-based instant messaging applications such as WhatsApp and WeChat, the traditional text message, based on SMS, is far from dead, a new research report...
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Lego expands Marvel line-upLego is timing new set launches with different Marvel movies throughout the year. Talking to Pocket-lint at the Toy Fair in London, the hugely popular toy manufacturer explained that new Spider-Man...
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'Password' Is No Longer The'Password' is no longer the world's worst password - but only just. A new study of the most used - and so most obvious and least secure - passwords has discovered that the old faithful has been...
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Amazon denies it's working onAmazon has denied claims that it is in talks with television broadcasters and media companies to set-up its own internet-streamed TV service. Instead, it says it is working on building its Prime...
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Toshiba's ready to make betterToshiba made its first move to rescue faltering solid state drive manufacturer OCZ Technology back in November, and now that sale is final. In the deal, OCZ gets to keep its identity and independence,...
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S. Korea to spend $1.5 bn onSouth Korea, already one of the most wired countries on earth, Wednesday announced a 1.6 trillion won ($1.5 billion) plan to roll out a next-generation 5G wireless service quick enough to download...
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Top execs face dismissal, while financial firms face heavier fines and suspensions as part of proposed measures in the wake of the data breach involving over 20 million credit card customers revealed...
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Windows 8 is Worse Than Vista (for Microsoft)

TechPinions - 22 Jan 2014 11:00
Hewlett-Packard created a bit of a stir this week it promoted its PCs by announcing that it was bringing back Windows 7, the operating system that Microsoft replaced nearly a year and a half ago....
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Cawing of the Vultures heard by more IT pros than ever before It's January again: and that means it's time for our annual letter from the Audit Bureau of Circulation, telling us Vultures how we did in...
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Biometric experts at EyeLock have created a dongle fitted with an iris scanner.
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16 million email accounts hacked

IOL - 22 Jan 2014 10:46
German law enforcement officers and researchers had found the list in so-called botnets.
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Yahoo big on desktops

IOL - 22 Jan 2014 10:46
Yahoo continued to hold a crown it claimed in August of last year after edging past Google in a comScore ranking.
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Will S5 come in metal AND plastic?

IOL - 22 Jan 2014 10:46
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is set to have super-fast new Snapdragon processor. [VIDEO]
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S Korea announces 5G rollout

IOL - 22 Jan 2014 10:45
The country aims to implement the technology - about 1 000 times faster than the 4G services - within six years.
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VIDEO: The car that parks itself

BBC - 22 Jan 2014 10:42
VIDEO: The car that parksRadar, cameras, sensors and lasers enable this car to park itself - all controlled from your smartphone.
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T-Mobile's Mobile MoneyThe latest in a line of UnCarrier tactics, T-Mobile has just announced that it's launching a Mobile Money service--a personal finance system that uses a smartphone app and pre-paid Visa card to help...
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Nokia's Android? It's not for the likes of us...

The Register - 22 Jan 2014 10:29
Google-grown Asha replacement looks ON Images of a Nokia phone running a forked branch of Android have been circulating since November - when the project was still very much alive - with many more...
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Russia spied on Western, Asian companies: Report

Times of India - 22 Jan 2014 10:20
According to CrowdStrike, the victims of the previously unreported cyber espionage campaign include energy and technology firms.     
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It seems almost ridiculous that people have to pay others just to use their own money, but that is how the world currently turns. T-Mobile, however, is of a different …
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Las Vegas casinos to accept bitcoin

Times of India - 22 Jan 2014 10:13
The co-owned Golden Gate Hotel and Casino and The D Las Vegas Casino Hotel will begin accepting bitcoins starting today.     
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Facebook shares have climbed to a new high, catapulting chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg onto the roster of tech billionaires.     
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Facebook shares climbed to a new high when catapulting chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg onto the roster of tech billionaires.     
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Sony brings 4K shooting to the masses in weeks

The Register - 22 Jan 2014 10:00
But you'll have to save up for a telly to watch it on Hands on Las Vegas is about 5,200 miles (c. 8,400km) from Blighty's capital, which makes CES a bit of schlep for all but the terminally keen....
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Recognising dehumanisation as part of human nature helps us guard against its darkest consequences     
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California court rules SamsungA court in California has ruled that Samsung Electronics infringed in its devices an Apple patent on word recommendations during text input, ahead of a March trial. Judge Lucy H. Koh of the U.S....
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Beats Music forced to throttle access
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T-Mobile wants to be your next bank

The Verge - 22 Jan 2014 09:47
T-Mobile wants to be your nextAfter announcing a number of "uncarrier" campaigns, what's T-Mobile's next step? Apparently, becoming a bank. The carrier today announced Mobile Money, a way for users to manage their finances. The...
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All the top desktop browsers now can use a plug-in that blocks Web site ads -- except for nonintrusive ones from companies that pay to be whitelisted.
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T-Mobile doesn't just want toThe Uncarrier wants to be the Unbank of prepaid debit cards T-Mobile has been playing "bank" for some time now with its 24-month financing of devices, and now it wants to expand that reach to...
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World Economic Forum 2014: Live Updates From Davos

The Huffington Post - 22 Jan 2014 09:43
World Economic Forum 2014:The World Economic Forum, commonly referred to as the Davos Annual Meeting, is kicking off today in Switzerland. The theme of this year's gathering is "The Reshaping of the World: Consequences for...
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Now we can eat our landfill problem Scientists at Virginia Tech have come up with a new battery that uses one of nature's most common forms of energy storage - sugar....
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Pentagon contract boosts BlackBerry shares

Times of India - 22 Jan 2014 09:28
BlackBerry shares leapt more than nine percent as the troubled Canadian smartphone market got a boost from news of Pentagon contract.     
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A US judge has just awarded Apple two summary pre-trial judgements, significantly reducing Samsung's chances of prevailing in the second patent clash between the two tech giants. Judge Lucy Koh...
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Judge Koh invalidates one Samsung patent and finds that Samsung infringes on one of Apple's in an upcoming courtroom patent battle.
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New submitter fynbar writes "Computer scientists have identified almost two dozen computers that were actively working to sabotage the Tor privacy network by carrying out attacks that can degrade...
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Phablet sales to soar: Report

Times of India - 22 Jan 2014 09:16
Sales of big-screen smartphones will soar in coming years as people who game or watch videos on the go opt for "phablets".     
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Sony announces Wifi-only Xperia Z Ultra for Japan

Android Central - 22 Jan 2014 09:12
Sony announces Wifi-onlyPrice set at $495 for launch Jan. 24; availability in other regions not yet confirmed Following a string of rumors, Sony has announced a Wifi-only version of its 6.4-inch behemoth Xperia Z Ultra for...
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What happens if Microsoft uses S-E-X in a Patch Tuesday download filename? UK gamers believer they're bumping into that country's mandatory ISP-level smut filters, courtesy of a filename that...
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If you've ever tried to use YouTube as a practical measure of how fast your Internet connection is, then you might be in for a surprise. Apparently, Google has the …
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E-tolls operational after Sanral incident

Tech Central - 22 Jan 2014 09:01
Sanral was operating at full capacity on Wednesday following an evacuation of its office building, the Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) said. "Employees are back at work today, and everything is...
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Explore the world from above without leaving the couch. Professional paragliding pilot, designer and test pilot Jean-Baptiste Chandelier takes you on an adventure in the skies with a video showcasing...
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China media: Internet outage

BBC - 22 Jan 2014 08:55
China media: Internet outageA major internet outage, income disparity, and reports about China building a new surveillance ship are the main themes in Wednesday's papers.
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India's Income Tax department initiates another round of reassessment against the two tech vendors, alleging they had claimed tax exemptions for work overseas that had no links to their Indian...
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Vikram Kumar, CEO of Mega, shifts to Kim Dotcom's Internet Party, aiming to win the "hope and excitement" vote.
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Apple's popularity has started slipping as the Cupertino giant is becoming less fun, a new study has found.     
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Las Vegas casinos warm up toYet another sign that Bitcoin is gaining greater acceptance in the United States, two Las Vegas hotels have started to accept the digital currency to pay for lodging, food and other hotel amenities....
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Moto G's India launch gets delayed

Times of India - 22 Jan 2014 08:39
Motorola has said that it will announced launch details of its budget smartphone Moto G on February 5.     
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Russia caught spying onA U.S. cybersecurity firm says it has gathered evidence that the Russian government spied on hundreds of American, European and Asian companies, the first time Moscow has been linked to cyber attacks...
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Soon, download movies in a second with 5G

Times of India - 22 Jan 2014 08:32
The ministry aims to implement the tech -- about 1,000 times faster than the 4G services currently available -- within six years.     
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Scheiße! Überprüfen Sie Ihre Angaben in neuen Datenbank Officials in Germany have warned that large networks of hijacked, hacker-controlled PCs - aka botnets - have harvested 16 million email...
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T-Mobile doesn't look to be satisfied just mixing it up in the wireless carrier industry as they are now offering consumers an alternative to costly banking services.
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New Super Bowl ad is a departure, highlighting a new approach at tech company.
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Telstra caps bills for mobile calls at AU$130 per month, but lags behind Optus and Vodafone in cracking down on bill shock.
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Candy Crush Saga creator trademarks "candy"

Times of India - 22 Jan 2014 08:12
Videogame maker King has trademarked the word "candy" to protect the game from persistent intellectual property infringements.     
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Tuniu.com The Latest IPO To Rise In The East

TechCrunch - 22 Jan 2014 08:09
Tuniu.com The Latest IPO ToThe initial public offering for Chinese online tour booking web site Tuniu may not carry the heft of the impending Alibaba IPO juggernaut (rumored at $130 billion and counting), but it is a sign of...
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Google, Apple to pay fee for commuter shuttles

Times of India - 22 Jan 2014 08:02
Google, Apple and others will pay $1 every time when one of their commuter shuttles uses a public bus stop.     
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Bamboo Wood IPhone Fifty-Fifty Case - $25

The Gadget Flow - 22 Jan 2014 08:00
Bamboo Wood IPhone Fifty-FiftyThe Bamboo Wood IPhone Fifty-Fifty Case is brought to you by...wait for it...tmbr. It's unique because it's made of 50% wood and 50% plastic. How does that work? Well, let's not get into how the...
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Eileen 8-Cup French Coffee Press CoffeeMaker - $39

The Gadget Flow - 22 Jan 2014 08:00
Eileen 8-Cup French CoffeeThe Eileen Coffee Press from Bodum is a French Press coffeemaker named after designer Eileen Gray. It combines the legendary name with a design capable of withstanding the endless strain of keeping...
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Bombers Polarized BambooStay fly in these aggressive, yet classic shades. Designed to make a statement that speaks for itself. Johnny Fly brings you these POLARIZED Bamboo sunglasses made from sustainable materials at a...
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Beaver Bottle Opener - $13

The Gadget Flow - 22 Jan 2014 08:00
Beaver Bottle Opener - $13The Beaver Bottle Opener from Kikkerland Design is a cute and efficient bottle opener. The chocolate colored beaver's buck teeth will flip open the bottle with hardly any effort. All you have to do is...
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Most important thing in music is to 'find new voices,' says legendary film composer.
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ANITA Love Shelf From Quattria - $1700

The Gadget Flow - 22 Jan 2014 08:00
ANITA Love Shelf From QuattriaThe Love Shelf is part of the ANITA Collection, created for Quattria by Ricard Mollon. The ANITA collection is a line of shelves that are made to look like words. In other words, you can create your...
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The Game of Thrones season four trailer left fans confused. Quick cuts, ambiguous clues, Jamie Lannister wielding a sword — what will happen when the show returns? YouTube user Tobuscus doesn't...
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Tarantino puts 'The HatefulDeadline reports that Quentin Tarantino has shelved plans to direct his next film, The Hateful Eight, after a first draft of its script was leaked in Hollywood. Instead, the director will move on to...
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Yahoo is most-visited desktop website in US

Times of India - 22 Jan 2014 07:55
Yahoo was the most popular online venue visited from US desktop computers in December.     
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Cumbria Uni allows students to bankroll 'sustainable exchange' lectures with crypto currency A British university has become the first educational establishment in the world to allow its students to...
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From 9to5toys.com: Stack Social is running another ‘Name your own price bundle’ with some solid offerings starting at $1 and an email address (Update: Now over $3 and rising!). The price goes up...
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T-Mobile's latest service seems to fit its 'UnCarrier' agenda perfectly, since it has little connection to wireless and doesn't actually require users to have the company's phone service. Called...
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If tomorrow's version of the internet is to be safe, countries that are yet to improve their security must do the one thing that will immediately make things worse.
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Photovoltaic energy conversion offers one of the best means for the future of renewable energy in the world. The efficiency of solar cells depends heavily upon the light-absorbing materials they use....
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Today, January 21, JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, published a modern approach to a famed experiment that explored one of the most intriguing research questions facing scientists today --...
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Access to guns increases risk of suicide, homicide

e! Science News - 22 Jan 2014 07:42
Someone with access to firearms is three times more likely to commit suicide and nearly twice as likely to be the victim of a homicide as someone who does not have access, according to a comprehensive...
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For patients in the early stages of multiple sclerosis (MS), low levels of vitamin D were found to strongly predict disease severity and hasten its progression, according to a new study led by Harvard...
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Concussions are common among middle-school girls who play soccer, and most continue to play with symptoms, according to a study by John W. O' Kane, M.D., of the University of Washington Sports...
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Minimalist artist Javier Pérez Estrella took to Instagram, through his moniker Cintascotch, to create a wonderful two-part series aptly named "Instagram Experiments," in which he uses regular...
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As Target breach unfolds,At least three security companies have scrubbed information related to Target from the Web, highlighting the ongoing sensitivity around one of the largest-ever data breaches. How hackers broke into...
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New hi-tech anti-hack plan launched into action The Philippine government has come up with a novel approach to combatting the hacktivist threat: ask any cyber ne'er-do-wells politely but firmly to...
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Intel to sell online TV unit to Verizon

Times of India - 22 Jan 2014 07:29
Verizon has said it was buying Intel Media, a unit of the chipmaking giant for delivering movies and more to televisions via cloud.     
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A new time-lapse photomosaic shows China's Yutu rover dramatically trundling across the Moon's stark gray terrain in the first week after she rolled all six wheels onto the desolate lunar plains. Our...
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Wood Stoves: Hot Technology

Live Science - 22 Jan 2014 07:25
Wood Stoves: Hot TechnologyWood stoves, which have been around for hundreds of years, have been updated for the 21st century.
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A transparent screen might seem to be a far fetched idea even in this technologically advanced age, as the ones that are in the market these days seem to lose out on their practicality. Bigger models...
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Cable companies sue Apple'sThe Apple/Sony/Blackberry/Microsoft-backed Rockstar consortium is involved in yet another patent lawsuit. This time, several large US cable companies are up in arms over the idea that Rockstar is...
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Former NSA contractor is expected to offer his opinion on NSA reforms President Obama announced last week.
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The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset was the hit of CES 2014
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If a Motorola device has recently charmed you away from the iPhone, make sure to check out the company's Migrate app. Moto just refreshed the transfer tool to add iOS support (similar to the one found...
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Texas Instruments Inc plans to cut 1,100 jobs in the United States, Japan and India.     
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What Are Imaginary Numbers?

Live Science - 22 Jan 2014 07:10
What Are Imaginary Numbers?An imaginary number is a number that, when squared, has a negative result.
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schwit1 writes "This report explains how Virgin Galactic space tourists could be grounded by federal regulations. From the article: 'Virgin Galactic submitted an application to the FAA's Office of...
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CyanogenMod uses incrementalGoing 'official' means complying with official certification processes, too Using a recent bug on the Oppo N1 as an example, CyanogenMod gave an interesting look into the process of making and...
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Russia Accused Of HackingWASHINGTON
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If Moot can't turn a quid from an app, what chance do you have? Being the (in)famous founder of 4Chan looks like a pretty good platform from which to kick off a mobile application startup....
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Texting while walking makes for dangerous gait changes, a new study confirms.
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Google Video Quality ReportDo you remember the old days of a 14.4kbps modem with all the screeching that it made just to get connected to the Internet? Well, in this day and age, we have places like South Korea offering a...
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Immense Unease Over Advertisers Nabbing Student Data: Poll

The Huffington Post - 22 Jan 2014 07:01
Immense Unease OverAs technology continues to seep into U.S. classrooms, an overwhelming number of parents and others worry that children's private information may not be secure. A whopping 89 percent of Americans...
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The carrier's Mobile Money program is designed to go after customers who haven't traditionally had bank accounts.
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Docker Raises $15M For ItsThe shift to scale out architectures and an app-centric culture has turned out well for Docker and its lightweight open-source “container” technology designed for developers to quickly move code...
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(Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary) The Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology has been granted a $250,000 Research to Prevent Blindness Career Development Award to support eye research...
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(American Chemical Society) Many US cities are taking steps to grow urban centers in an attempt to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But a challenge is the significant carbon footprint of spacious...
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(UT Southwestern Medical Center) Dr. Beth Levine, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and Director of the Center for Autophagy Research at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has received the...
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(Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore) Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research has entered into a research agreement with Nestlé today to help boost the...
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(Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) The dedication of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg to renewables over many years has now been recognized in the form of the Zayed Future...
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Nighttime smartphone use zaps workers' energy

EurekAlert! - 22 Jan 2014 07:00
(Michigan State University) Using a smartphone to cram in more work at night results in less work the next day, indicates new research co-authored by a Michigan State University business scholar.
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Bright star reveals new exoplanet

EurekAlert! - 22 Jan 2014 07:00
(Aarhus University) An international team of astronomers at Stellar Astrophysics Centre in Aarhus, Denmark, have discovered a new exoplanet, christened "Kepler-410A b." The planet is about the size of...
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The unexpected power of baby math

EurekAlert! - 22 Jan 2014 07:00
(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new study from Tel Aviv University has found new evidence that educated adults retain traces of their innate sense of numbers from childhood -- and that...
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(International & American Associations for Dental Research) The International Association for Dental Research (IADR), with Unilever, today announced the creation of the "IADR Unilever Social...
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(ESO) The VLT Survey Telescope (VST) at ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile has captured this richly detailed new image of the Lagoon Nebula. This giant cloud of gas and dust is creating intensely...
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(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) The updated review assessing the accuracy of Xpert® MTB/RIF includes new studies published since the original Cochrane Review was published in January last...
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(American Chemical Society) After years of research, development and testing, a new class of drugs is emerging on the market with two frontrunners acting as harbingers of what's to come. The cover...
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(Springer) For over a decade, numerous voices have claimed that online privacy is dead, due to users disclosing their personal details in social media and fuelling government mass surveillance. Just...
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(Biophysical Society) The Biophysical Society has announced the winners of its annual CPOW Travel Awards to attend the Biophysical Society's 58th Annual Meeting at the Moscone Center in San Francisco,...
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(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) African-American men incurred $341.8 billion in excess medical costs due to health inequalities between 2006 and 2009, and Hispanic men...
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Cooling microprocessors with carbon nanotubes

EurekAlert! - 22 Jan 2014 07:00
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Berkeley Lab researchers at the Molecular Foundry have developed a "process friendly" technique to enable the cooling of microprocessor chips through the...
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(Rice University) Rice University scientists have created a highly sensitive portable sensor to test the air for the most damaging greenhouse gases.
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(Washington University School of Medicine) A new study conservatively estimates that one in five women with ovarian cancer has inherited genetic mutations that increase the risk of the disease,...
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(University of Louisville) Kira Taylor, Ph.D., M.S., assistant professor, University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences, and her research team have identified five new...
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(Jackson Laboratory) The Jackson Laboratory, in collaboration with Seoul National University, will receive a five-year, $7.5 million grant from the South Korean government for a large-scale cancer...
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(Yale University) An anti-malaria drug combination might be useful in helping to prevent pregnancy complications in women with lupus and the related disorder antiphospholipid syndrome, Yale School of...
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Faster testing of new pharmaceuticals

EurekAlert! - 22 Jan 2014 07:00
(Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) To improve medical treatment, researchers test new drug ingredients on biological cells. By combining two microscopy techniques, the time required for testing can be reduced...
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(Elhuyar Fundazioa) The CoLaBats initiative works in provide new industrial processes for the recycling of the critical metals cobalt and lanthanides and key economic metals nickel and Lithium, from...
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(Deutsches Aerzteblatt International) Girls treated for Hodgkin's disease during adolescence acquire a considerable risk of developing breast cancer, as shown by an observational study published in...
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(Monell Chemical Senses Center) New research from the Monell Center reveals humans can use the sense of smell to detect and discriminate levels of dietary fat in food. As food smell almost always is...
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Shocking Photos from the WaterGetty Images has published a fresh set of photos from the heavily polluted Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro--which is the site chosen for water sports at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. The photos are...
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I don't know about you guys, but there is precisely none chance of me sticking Mr. Wiggly anywhere near that thing.
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(Elsevier) Elsevier, world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and the Institution of Structural Engineers, the world's leading professional body...
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(Aarhus University) Good health and personal registers in combination with model calculations of air pollution down to an individual address has helped Danish researchers to become among the very best...
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(Rice University) Rice University scientists have created a way to fine tune a process critical to the pharmaceutical industry that could save time and money.
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(American College of Medical Genetics) From Incidental Findings to Whole Genome/Exome Sequencing to Cancer Genetics, the focus of the ACMG Meeting is on the actual practice of genetics and genomics in...
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(University of Sheffield) Our most common male ancestor walked the earth 209,000 years ago -- earlier than scientists commonly thought -- according to new research from the University of Sheffield.
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(University of California - Berkeley Haas School of Business) Businesses spend billions to reach customers through online advertising but just how effective are paid search ads? Using data from eBay,...
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(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) Structural biologists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and collaborators at Emory University have obtained important scientific results likely to advance efforts to...
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(Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery) This "Watch" is based on a case presented in the Jan. 22, 2014, issue of JBJS Case Connector and three previously published cases. Modularity and long femoral neck...
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(DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) A team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists are using mini-satellites that work as "space cops" to help control traffic in space.
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(Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) A new drug, idelalisib, showed promise in a phase 2 study for treating patients with indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
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(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) This FASEB Science Research Conference will focus on the regulation and molecular mechanisms of intestinal lipid digestion and absorption...
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Holographic diagnostics

EurekAlert! - 22 Jan 2014 07:00
(University of Cambridge) 'Smart' holograms, which are currently being tested to monitor diabetes, and could be used to monitor a wide range of medical and environmental conditions in future, have...
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(Biophysical Society) The Biophysical Society has announced the winner of its Minority Affairs Committee Travel Awards to attend the Biophysical Society's 58th Annual Meeting at the Moscone Center in...
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(University of California - San Diego) Scientists at the University of California, San Diego have developed a new genetic platform that allows efficient production of naturally occurring molecules,...
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(American Chemical Society) Recreating the story of humanity's past by studying ancient bones can hit a snag when they deteriorate, but scientists are now reporting an advance inspired by seashells...
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Modest familial risks for multiple sclerosis

EurekAlert! - 22 Jan 2014 07:00
(Karolinska Institutet) Even though multiple sclerosis is largely caused by genetic factors, the risk of patients' relatives developing the disease is lower than previously assumed. This is the...
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(Duke University) Across the globe, children growing up in dangerous neighborhoods exhibit more aggressive behavior, says a new Duke University study that is the first to examine the topic across a...
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(North Carolina State University) Researchers at North Carolina State University have shown that a one-atom thick film of molybdenum sulfide (MoS2) may work as an effective catalyst for creating...
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(California Institute of Technology) For decades, astrophysicists have encountered a contradiction: although many galactic-wind models -- simulations of how matter is distributed in our universe --...
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Click away the snow

EurekAlert! - 22 Jan 2014 07:00
(Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) The control center at the Cologne Bonn Airport coordinates a number of actors during winter services. A new software upgrades the airport's central control of winter service...
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(University of Minnesota Academic Health Center) Drugs used to treat HIV penetrate poorly into lymphatic tissues where most HIV replication takes place and there is persistent low-level virus...
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(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) A UCLA team has developed an easy-to-use "risk calculator" that helps predict heart failure patients' chances of survival for up to five years...
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(University of East Anglia) Surveillance minimization -- where surveillance is the exception, not the rule -- could help rebuild public trust following revelations about the collection of personal...
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(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) Heralding a new age of terrific timekeeping, a research group led by a National Institute of Standards and Technology physicist has unveiled an...
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(Stanford School of Engineering) How do the neurons in the brain control planned versus unplanned arm movements?Krishna Shenoy, a Stanford professor of electrical engineering, neurobiology (by...
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(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) This FASEB Science Research Conference provides a small meeting forum for cutting-edge research in basic immunology. The objective of the...
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(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) On Jan. 24, 2014, Marilia Samara will be waiting for the perfect aurora. Samara and her science team will be at the Poker Flat Research Range in Poker Flat, Alaska,...
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(Biophysical Society) The Biophysical Society has announced the winners of its international travel grants to attend the Biophysical Society's 58th Annual Meeting at the Moscone Center in San...
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(Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary) The Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology has been granted a $30,000 Research to Prevent Blindness Medical Student Eye Research Fellowship for...
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(University of Edinburgh) New types of drug intended for use in place of antibiotics have been given a cautious welcome by scientists.
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(Scripps Research Institute) A new study from the Florida campus of the Scripps Research Institute offers insights into how aging affects the brain's neural circuitry, in some cases significantly...
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(University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center) University of Cincinnati trauma and critical care researchers received over $1 million from the United States Air Force in a set of grant awards to...
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Mobile money helps KenyansOnly about one-fourth of Kenyans have access to a traditional bank, and many people in the country farm for a living. Add those things together, and the result is that a large number of Kenyans are...
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Texting changes the way we walk

EurekAlert! - 22 Jan 2014 07:00
(Public Library of Science) Texting on your phone while walking alters posture and balance according to a study published in PLOS ONE on January 22, 2014 by Siobhan Schabrun and colleagues from the...
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(University of Michigan Health System) The prevalence and incidence rates of vulvodynia were substantial among all ethnic groups.
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(Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie) Research teams at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and at the University of Limerick, Ireland, have discovered a novel solid state reaction which...
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(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Metastatic melanoma has a poor prognosis, but treatment with high-dose interleukin-2 (IL2) can extend survival. Now, a combination of IL2 therapy and...
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(Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health) Long-term exposure to particulate matter is associated with an increased risk for heart attack. Moreover, this...
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(American Chemical Society) In the US, someone suffers a heart attack every 34 seconds -- their heart is starved of oxygen and suffers irreparable damage. Engineering new heart tissue in the...
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'Physics, Nature and Society'

EurekAlert! - 22 Jan 2014 07:00
(Springer) "Physics, Nature and Society" by Joaquin Marro is a wide-ranging and accessible book which serves as a fascinating guide to the strategies and concepts that help us understand the...
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(Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz) Professor Jairo Sinova of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz has been allocated a highly coveted ERC Synergy Grant to carry out spintronics research together...
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Spider silk ties scientists up in knots

EurekAlert! - 22 Jan 2014 07:00
(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) Two years ago, researchers from Iowa State University (USA) published a study which concluded that spider silk conducts heat as well as metals....
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(VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)) Using a novel combination of technologies, the EuroEPINOMICS RES consortium found mutations in CHD2 responsible for a subset of epilepsy patients with...
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(University of Missouri-Columbia) Meera Chandrasekhar, Curators' Teaching Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Missouri, has been named the recipient of the Baylor University Robert...
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(Biophysical Society) The Biophysical Society has announced the winners of its Education Committee Travel Awards to attend the Biophysical Society's 58th Annual Meeting at the Moscone Center in San...
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(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Although the brain becomes smaller with age, the shrinkage seems to be fast-tracked in older adults with hearing loss, according to the results of a study by researchers from...
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Rome to host ESC Congress for the first time

EurekAlert! - 22 Jan 2014 07:00
(European Society of Cardiology) he European Society of Cardiology announced today that Rome was chosen as the venue for the ESC Congress 2016. The ESC Congress is the largest cardiology meeting in...
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(Northwestern University) A team of Northwestern University students has proven that pencils and regular office paper can be used to measure strain on an object and detect hazardous gases.
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Review: Sony Vaio Pro 13 laptop

Times of India - 22 Jan 2014 06:59
Sony Vaio Pro 13 is a Windows-based laptop that aims to be at least as good as MacBook Air.     
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$450K panel of glass atSeveral readers are reporting that a snowblower has accidentally knocked into and shattered one of the large glass panels at Apple’s iconic 5th avenue Apple Store. That’s one of 15 panels, and...
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IBM misses revenue target, hardware woes continue

Times of India - 22 Jan 2014 06:58
IBM has missed revenue expectations for the fourth straight quarter.     
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Why Netflix is not the next Covad

USA Today - 22 Jan 2014 06:58
Could Netflix become next Covad, a failed poster child of late-1990s telecom boom? Doubtful.
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On top of environmental degradation, suspect infrastructure and anti-homosexual legislation, we can add a new entry to the list of concerns about how ready Sochi is to host the Winter Olympics, which...
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[GamerTell] Worst Games of 2013: R.I.P.D

Technology Tell - 22 Jan 2014 06:47
[From GamerTell] GamerTell's Brian Allen flashes back to one of the games that scarred him emotionally in 2013.
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If not for Indian educators, biggest-ever dip in APAC sales would have been even worse The APAC PC market suffered its biggest ever yearly decline of 10 per cent in 2013 and the 108 million unit total...
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The 1.4 Terabytes per second speeds are possible on existing networks.
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Las Vegas casinos bet on Bitcoin

CNET - 22 Jan 2014 06:28
Two Sin City casinos have begun allowing guests to use the virtual currency when paying for hotel stay, restaurants, and gift shops.
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WhatsApp Doubles Active Users in 10 Months

Mashable - 22 Jan 2014 06:27
WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum announced Monday that the cross-platform mobile-messaging app now has 430 million active users. That's up from 200 million in April 2013, which means its user base has more than...
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