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8 Feb 2014 - Global
Crazy guys sky walked across aSometimes simple thrills and basic fears just aren't enough for crazies so they combine adventures and challenges into a sort of super extreme Frankensteinian dance with danger. That's how we end up... with guys trying to walk a tightrope across the sky that are connected by two hot air balloons. If you fall, you plummet to the ground (like skydiving).
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2014 Sony World PhotographyThe shortlist for the Sony World Photography Awards has been announced in the Professional, Open, and Youth categories. Photographers from 166 countries submitted nearly 140,000 images, the highest... number of entries in the awards' seven year history. The winners of the Open and Youth categories will be announced on March 18. Professional category winners will be announced April 30. See gallery
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You'd Be Surprised By WhatEarlier this month, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone unveiled his mysterious startup Jelly. The question-and-answer app was met with a mix of criticism and head scratching. Tech-watchers asked if the... world really needed another Q&A service. Skeptics questioned how it would compete with existing solutions and pointed to the rocky history of previous products like Mahalo Answers, Formspring, and Aardvark.
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Panasonic is serious about the 4K-capable GH4 as both a video AND stills camera. But particularly in the stills category, a price tag that will likely push 2 grand and a sensor that is only Micro Four... Thirds size makes for an uphill battle when it comes to convincing folks to jump on board. In […]
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Alleged Canon G1 X II Photo Leaked

Ubergizmo - 8 Feb 2014 02:19
Alleged Canon G1 X II PhotoAccording to the rumors, Canon is set to announce the successor of the G1 X in the form of the Canon G1 X Mark II (or G1 X II which is what the rumors are referring to it at the moment) on the 12th of... February. This is to be expected considering that the G1 X was launched nearly two years ago, making it ripe for an update. Now thanks to the folks at Canon Rumors, the image you are looking at above could be the first image we are seeing of the camera ahead of its announcement. The specs of the camera remain a rumor for now since Canon has yet to make an official announcement, so do take it with a grain of salt for now. For starters it seems that we can expect the G1 X II to share similar specs to the G1 X. The camera is rumored to feature a 20.2MP 1.5-inch CMOS sensor and a 24-120mm lens...
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Friday's rather spectacular opening ceremony for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, was capped by the ceremonial lighting of the Olympic Cauldron. This is a huge honor, one that Russia... bestowed upon acclaimed figure skater Irina Rodnina and hockey legend Vladislav Tretyak. Rodnina is also a member of parliament of Vladimir Putin's United Russia political party The lighting itself went smoothly, but another problem soon arose: In a matter of minutes, people began realizing that Rodnina posted a racist, doctored photo of Barack and Michelle Obama on Twitter just five months ago See also: Glee Over Sochi Problems Is a Problem of Its Own
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HTC to fork over undisclosedIt’s hard to believe, but one of the major patent disputes in the mobile industry has come to a close. Nokia published a press release on Friday informing the public that it had reached a settlement... with HTC, and the two companies have signed a patent and technology agreement. Under the terms of this agreement, “HTC will make payments to Nokia and the collaboration will involve HTC’s LTE patent portfolio, further strengthening Nokia’s licensing offering.” The companies say that they will look into future collaboration opportunities as well. “We are very pleased to have reached a settlement and collaboration agreement with HTC, which is a long standing licensee for Nokia’s standards essential patents,” said Paul Melin, chief intellectual property officer
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Convertii Turns Dropbox PDFWeb: You can automate your Dropbox with Wappwolf , including converting PDF files to TXT, but if you need your PDFs as Doc files to open in MS Word or other word processors, Convertii is the way to... go.
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2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe: Rumor Roundup

Digital Trends - 8 Feb 2014 18:15
2015 Mercedes-Benz S-ClassIf you want a Mercedes-Benz S-Class but don't want to look like a tyrannical dictator, the 2015 S-Class Coupe is on the way. It will combine the luxury and technology of the S-Class sedan with more... emotional styling. The post 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe: Rumor Roundup appeared first on Digital Trends.
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kc123 writes "David Davis MP, a former shadow home secretary, has told the Guardian that police would be able to access the new central NHS database without a warrant as critics warn of catastrophic... breach of trust. The database that will store all of England's health records has a series of 'backdoors' that will allow police and government bodies to access people's medical data. In the past police would need to track down the GP who held a suspect's records and go to court for a disclosure order. Now, they would be able to simply approach the new arms-length NHS information centre, which will hold the records. The idea that police will be able to request information from a central database without a warrant totally undermines a long-held belief in the confidentiality of the doctor-patient...
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Little Feet Coffee Mug - $16

The Gadget Flow - 8 Feb 2014 08:00
Little Feet Coffee Mug - $16This Little Feet Mug is a simple ceramic coffee mug, until you take a second look and find out it has its own feet. Created by Dylan Kendall, each mug is handmade, which gives the mug its own unique... personality...
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Manhattan Subway Pocket Cloth - $13

The Gadget Flow - 8 Feb 2014 08:00
Manhattan Subway Pocket ClothThe Manhattan Subway Cloth is a premium cleaning pocket cloth that allows for quick and easy cleaning of your eyewear, camera lenses and device display screens. It doesn't need any water to clean... touch-screens or sunglasses, so you can pull...
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Proposed law could endWe know that thieves have been increasingly targeting people’s smartphones and tablets for theft in recent years and the problem has gotten so bad that the New York City Police Department says that... iPhone and iPad thefts alone accounted for 18% of all grand larcenies in the city last year. IDG News, via Network World, reports that legislators in California have written a bill that would require any smartphone or tablet sold in the state to come equipped with a “kill switch” that would brick the devices in the event that they’re stolen. IDG News says that proposed bill is incredibly vague and gives carriers and manufacturers a lot of leeway to figure out how they’ll implement kill switches. “Carriers
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Watch an enchanted forestOoh, lights. Pretty. It's like stepping into an enchanted forest from the future. Romain Tardy and Squeaky Lobster created this installation called The Ark during Proyecta Oaxaca at the Ethnobotanical... Garden in Oaxaca, Mexico. It's built around the cacti that line the heart of the garden and the installation projects lights onto it and gives voice to the plants.
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Snapchat has had a rough few months, what with the massive scraping of its users' information and such. The latest headache for the company comes in the form of a …
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HBO has released the trailer for its upcoming serial jab at the tech world: Silicon Valley. The series is a half-hour show currently pegged for an eight-episode season, coming from …
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Bitcoin's popularity has come with ups and downs, the most recent of which being criminal charges against three vendors for money laundering, something believed to be the first case of …
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Google's super-secret EUGoogle appears to have managed to avoid a costly fine in Europe where the Competition Commissioner Joaquín Almunia was investigating the company for antitrust practices related to its local Search... business, after a third settlement offer was apparently accepted by the EU. However, due to the secrecy surrounding the event, several members of the European parliament (MEP) have already cast their doubts over the deal, The Register reports. For some reason, Google competitors, consumers, MEPs and the press did not actually receive access to Google's proposed concessions. Almunia on Wednesday said that testing the new search concessions wasn't necessary, when asked about the absence of testing by journalists, joking that he had become an "expert" on search. However, not all MEPs
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Hubble snaps 'cradle ofNASA's Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes have spotted one of the most distant galaxies ever seen.
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800,000-Year-Old HumanBritish scientists have uncovered the world's oldest footprints found outside of Africa. Discovered along the Norfolk coast, the prints are about 800,000 years old. YouTube
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Did Nessie Die? No 'ConfirmedA veteran Loch Ness monster spotter says there have been no "confirmed sightings" of the legendary creature since 1925. Wikimedia Commons What happened to Nessie?
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The Nikon Df is going away because of the Fujifilm X-T1. The post Weekend Humor: On the Heels of the Fujifilm X-T1, Nikon Recalls the Df appeared first on The Phoblographer.     
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US lawmakers call for strongerA military-style attack on a electrical substation in California last April nearly shut down power in the state, and raised serious questions about the security of US infrastructure. Now a group of... lawmakers are asking industry groups whether the US power grid needs its security improved to keep something like that from happening again. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) along with three other senators today requested both the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation to look into whether the federal government needs to bolster security at such facilities. That request includes whether there need to be new standard security measures beyond what the federal government already requires.
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Google must post news ofGoogle lost an emergency appeal, meaning it will have to post a notice in the middle of its French homepage for a period of 48 hours that tells users it violated their privacy.
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State regulators unveiled the proposed piece of legislation, hoping to suppress theft of mobile devices. But will resistance from the wireless industry halt the effort?
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The Homeland Security Department is back to flying drones along the country's borders more than a week after one crashed into the Pacific Ocean.
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Tim Cook yesterday revealed that Apple in the last two weeks alone snatched up US$14 billion worth of its own shares. That's an astounding figure that really puts Carl Icahn's investment in Apple to... shame. To help put the $14 billion buyback into...
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Backlash over AOL CEO'sAOL Inc chief executive Tim Armstrong tried to tamp down a backlash after he blamed a pension cut on costs stemming from two employees' "distressed babies," insisting that the Internet provider was... focused on families.
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In Israel, a push to bringIbrahim Sana worked for a global tech company, then broke off to start his own venture. Last year, he was crowned one of Israel's seven most promising young entrepreneurs by a financial newspaper.
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Kia's extremely handsome andThe Kia Optima Hybrid, just debuted at the Chicago Auto Show marks the next step for hybrids: the quality of a gas car with unbelievable economy. It may not be thrilling, but then again thats not the... point. The post Kia’s extremely handsome and efficient Optima Hybrid gets a facelift for 2014 appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Media sometimes try, fail toNews organizations publishing leaked National Security Agency documents have inadvertently disclosed the names of at least six intelligence workers and other government secrets they never intended to... give away, an Associated Press review has found.
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theodp writes "Among the billionaires who helped Bill Gates pave the way for charter schools in WA was Walmart heiress Alice Walton. The Walton Family Foundation spent a whopping $158+ million in 2012... on what it calls 'systemic K-12 education reform,' which included $60,920,186 to 'shape public policy' and $652,209 on 'research and evaluation.' Confirming the LA Times' speculation about its influence, the Walton Foundation issued a press release Wednesday boasting it's the largest private funder of charter school 'startups,' adding that it has supported the opening of 1 in 4 charter schools in the U.S. since 1997 through its 1,500 'investments.' But as some charter school kids have learned the hard way, what the rich man giveth, he can also taketh away. For the time being, though, it looks...
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Flappy Bird developer 'cannotDeveloper Dong Nguyen will keep making games, but Flappy Bird will be no more by the end of the weekend.  The somewhat reclusive developer of inexplicable runaway hit Flappy Bird has announced that... he "cannot take this anymore" and will be removing the game from app stores in 22 hours, as of 2:02 PM EST today. Dong Nguyen explained on his Twitter account that the takedown isn't due to any legal reasons, and that he won't be selling the rights to the game.  Flappy Bird apparently is making $50k every day in ad revenue, which makes the take-down seem bizarre, but one can imagine that an indie developer that never sought the spotlight may be under a little too much pressure. He said earlier that the game has ruined his simple life, so he hates the game. Nguyen says he'll keep making games...
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HP server customers are about to get an unwelcome surprise when they need to update firmware or apply a service pack. Effective later this month, those downloads, which often fix critical bugs, will... require either a current warranty or an extended support agreement.
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GoPro’s rise to the undisputed title of action camera king has been nothing short of meteoric. The company has gone from an operation out of founder and CEO Nick Woodman’s van, to a massive... company that expects revenue to top 1 billion this year (a great story that you can find out about here) and […]
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One Year Later, Unlocking YourA year ago a ruling went into effect by the Librarian of Congress that made it a crime to unlock your cellphone (changing the settings on the phone to be able to be used on a different phone carrier).... When that ruling went into effect, there was public outcry across the technology community that such a basic technology was now illegal to use.
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Reshape Bent Cupcake LinersStore your cupcake liners wrong and they can get bent out of shape easily. It's probably happened to every baker out there, but there's an easy fix if you have a few round cutters at hand, says The... Cake Blog, who borrowed the tip from Lovely Cakes.
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The creator of controversial and addictive mobile game Flappy Bird has said he plans to yank it from the App Store and Google Play within a day, claiming he "cannot …
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'Flappy Bird' creator saysFlappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen has said that he will take the game down — presumably removing it from the iOS and Android app stores — tomorrow for reasons unknown. On Twitter, Nguyen, whose... surprise hit is making $50,000 a day in ad revenue, said that he "cannot take this anymore" and would remove the game 22 hours from now, or midday Sunday. He ruled out a couple of the most obvious potential explanations, saying that there were no legal problems, the game had not been acquired, and he had not quit making games. I am sorry 'Flappy Bird' users, 22 hours from now, I will take 'Flappy Bird' down. I cannot take this anymore. — Dong Nguyen (@dongatory) February 8, 2014 It is not anything related to legal issues. I just...
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By now, you've been accosted by enough of your Facebook friends "look back" videos to realize that you do not ever want to look back at your life via social media It's basically a timeline of bad... choices, bad statuses and bad haircuts rolled into a one-minute shareable video (thanks, Facebook) — that is, unless you're Walter White See also: A Look Back Through Rob Ford's Facebook Timeline In that case, your look-back video becomes an epic compilation of your life's greatest hits and highs, from lowly chemistry teacher to underworld kingpin Heisenberg Hey, Jesse, remember the pizza on the roof? So funny! Wait, bro, you never Liked my status about my new hat? What's up with that?
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T-Mobile has won its battle over the color magenta, with a federal court ruling AT&T's subsidiary brand Aio Wireless must cease using the distinctive hue. The case, filed back in …
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Flappy Bird Developer SaysThe developer of the popular mobile game Flappy Bird just declared that he's taking the game down tomorrow. Dong Nguyen, an indie game developer based in Hanoi, Vietnam, tweeted, "I am sorry 'Flappy... Bird' users, 22 hours from now, I will take 'Flappy Bird' down. I cannot take this anymore." He then elaborated, "It is not anything related to legal issues. I just cannot keep it anymore."
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Flappy Bird creator promisesAfter reaching the top of App Store charts, the hit iOS game Flappy Bird will be removed from the App Store. According to tweets from the developer Dong Nguyen, it sounds like the game will be removed... from both the iOS and Android app stores in just 22 hours. In the tweets, Nguyen says he […]
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Dong Nguyen, the developer of Flappy Bird, the viral hit that remains at the top of the App Store rankings, has promised on Twitter to remove the app from the App Store because the sheer amount of... attention the app has drawn is something he isn't interested in dealing with. Nguyen has repeatedly said on Twitter that the press is "overrating the success" of his games and that the sudden fame and attention is something he doesn't want, tweeting "please give me peace". He said today that though he is planning to remove Flappy Bird from the App Store, he will continue to make games. However, he isn't interested in the future of Flappy Bird and he won't sell the app to another developer. I am sorry 'Flappy Bird' users, 22 hours from now, I will take 'Flappy Bird' down. I cannot take this...
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CCP Games, the developer of space battle MMOG Eve Online, will be erecting a monument in Iceland to pay tribute to every single player of the game.
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"Dark Matter Might Not Exist" (Weekend Feature)

The Daily Galaxy - 8 Feb 2014 21:33
This past 4th of July 2013, a European team of astronomers led by Hongsheng Zhao of the SUPA Centre of Gravity at the University of St Andrews presented a radical new theory at the RAS National... Astronomy Meeting in St...
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Wait, What? Flappy Bird'sA tweet from Dong Nguyen, creator of the maddening and virally popular game Flappy Bird, says the game will disappear from the Android and iOS app stores at noon tomorrow. And here I'd just gotten... past the first three pipes!
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Mobile devices will mob theNetworking experts are running out of superlatives to describe the coming tidal wave/explosion/cataclysm of mobile data traffic. Cisco last week said mobile data is expected to grow by 11 times in the... next four years, reaching 18 exabytes per month by 2018. An exabyte is 1 billion gigabytes. Mobile data traffic is expected to grow by 61 percent annually into 2018, with the extra traffic from just one year--2017--expected to be triple the entire mobile Internet in 2013. Cisco anticipates the number of mobile users to reach nearly 5 billion by 2018 (up from 4.1 billion in 2013) and more than 10 billion mobile-ready devices, including machine-to-machine connections by then (up from 7 billion in 2013).
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In Autumn 2007, someone took a picture of me and put it on the web. In this low-angle shot taken at my peak weight, I looked like Jabba the Hutt wearing a blue T-shirt. Since the picture illustrated a... popular blog post, it immediately became the first result when you did an image search on my name. Mortified at the sight of what I had become, I immediately did two things: I started to eat better and exercise in order to lose weight, and I flooded the Internet with better-looking images of myself hoping to drive the fat picture off the front page of search results. The second effort was a lot easier than the first, but eventually both were successful.
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Tell SF's City GovernmentNow that the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency has approved a pilot program to oversee tech commuter buses from the peninsula, they’re asking for feedback from the community. A few weeks ago,... the board of the SFMTA approved a program where tech companies like Apple, Google and Facebook would have to pay $1 for every stop they made. This week, the agency just opened up a page here where San Francisco residents can offer input on where buses should stop. Should they be centralized at one place or distributed throughout a neighborhood? Should certain stops be prohibited because the buses are causing too many congestion issues? Whoever you are — whether you a San Francisco-based tech worker that commutes down to Mountain View or Menlo Park or someone who feels their rents are...
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Flappy Bird will fly off,Hit iOS game Flappy Bird will be removed from the App Store and Google Play on Sunday, after sitting as the top-selling game on both app marketplaces for roughly a month. Dong Nguyen, the creator and... designer of Flappy Bird, said in a series of tweets: "I...
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Bose has just announced their latest SoundLink product, which so happens to be the Bose SoundLink Bluetooth speaker III. Touted to be the best-performing Bluetooth speaker from Bose to date, it is... said to deliver a brand new level of audio performance, coming in an all-new design, sports a longer battery life, and will be
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What's the best way to fundThe IoT community is still debating which of three different funding models will best support development, with some favored by Europe and some by the US. Understanding these models is crucial to... understanding where the technology is heading and what region will lead the way.
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How to make a graph in Microsoft Excel

Digital Trends - 8 Feb 2014 21:15
How to make a graph inMicrosoft Excel is a great way to make spreadsheets, but can also be used to make graphs. Here's a quick guide on how to make a graph using Excel. Doing so only take five steps, so it's easy to pull... off too! The post How to make a graph in Microsoft Excel appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Looking back on 60 years ofWith the "King of the Monsters" returning to the big screen later this year after a decade long absence, we look back at the 60 year history of Godzilla, from his time on film, TV, comics, and video... games. The post Looking back on 60 years of Godzilla before he tears down the city again in 2014 appeared first on Digital Trends.
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StonyCreekBare writes "What options are available for distributed storage for families? My two brothers, my daughter and her husband, and his mother all have homes in various parts of the country. We... use various cloud storage providers to keep our shared data. This has numerous limitations and we are starting to think maybe we can do it better ourselves. We all have decent Internet connections, are all somewhat tech savvy, and think that by leveraging the Internet we can maybe provide for our needs better and at lower cost by buying some hardware and doing it ourselves. How would you go about implementing such a family-oriented, distributed cloud platform? What hardware? What applications, beyond simply the preservation and sharing of family data, (grandkids' photos, home videos, and more)...
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Renault's new concept car, the Kwid, is chock-full of futuristic ideas, including a flying quadrocopter drone that would launch from the car's roof The "flying companion," as Renault calls it, could... be controlled manually (from a tablet on the car's dashboard) or fly autonomously in order to warn about traffic jams and other problems on the road ahead. It could also relay live video back to the car See also: Flying Beer Drone Is Intoxicating, FAA Delivers Immediate Hangover Kwid, first shown at the 2014 New Dehli Auto Expo, is a small SUV vehicle with a very modern design, which Renault thinks would fit in great into India's roads
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Activision expecting Bungie'sEven with months to go before the launch of Bungie's Destiny title, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick is putting huge faith in the new game franchise. "We expect Bungie's Destiny, an innovative... shared-world, first-person action game to be Activision...
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Apps World: Hands-on with theUpdated features expected to hit within the next few days We travelled to this week’s App World event in San Francisco to learn about new and interesting apps coming to Android. One section of the... show – TV Hackfest - specifically showcased apps relating to television and video viewing. Inside of the TV Hackfest area, we met with Anthony Rose, Co-founder and CTO of Zeebox. Zeebox is a second-screen TV app that offers a customizable TV guide, news feeds for users’ favorite shows, discussion rooms for those shows, and more. The Android version of Zeebox is due for an update with exclusive features within the next few days. Check out our hands-on video to see how Zeebox can make watching the shows you like better and easier.
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3 lessons in big data from theData means a lot to Ford, informing everything from product design to business intelligence. In this interview from the Structure Show podcast, Ford's top data scientist talks all about how Ford... approaches everything from deploying Hadoop to hiring the right people.
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Real Sochi, Fake Viral Sochi,This week, in the run up to the now-underway Winter Olympics, we've been talking a lot about Sochi: can it be built in time? Are those bathroom pictures real? We also got a cool glimpse at how new... streetlights will change cinema and learned about some cool gadgets. Check out our best stories of the week.
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Smart, networked devices around the home could help the elderly remain independent --
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For a second time, Judge Lucy Koh rules that remarks about protecting patents from foreign companies weren't enough to sway jury. But she admonishes Apple's legal team.
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'Silicon Valley' Teaser Promises More Penis Jokes On HBO

The Huffington Post - 8 Feb 2014 20:56
'Silicon Valley' TeaserHBO takes on the tech world in the new teaser for "Silicon Valley." The eight-episode half-hour sitcom is set to debut on April 6 and, based on the short clip below, young hot shots in the Bay Area... are about to get roasted, HBO style. The comedy from Mike Judge ("Office Space") follows four friends trying to make it in the booming tech industry. They'll come face to face with those monolithic corporate campuses, TED Talks and fancy bowls of ramen. In preparation for "Silicon Valley, Judge and executive producer Alex Berg researched the huge tech boom developing in the Bay Area. At the TV Critics Association winter press tour, Judge commented on real-life tech executives. "They all have to shroud their capitalism with this 'we're making the world a better place' thing," he said. The cast...
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[From AppleTell] GOG.com has three Topware Mac games on sale for $1.79 each, and rolls out Depths of Peril, Jazzpunk and The Banner Saga for OS X.
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Through February 11th, you can get Jack Orlando: A Cinematic Adventure, Septerra Core: Legacy of the Creator and Enclave for $1.79 each. New to GOG.com this week, you can now sink to the Depths of... Peril, enjoy the funky new sounds of Jazzpunk, and let loose your inner Viking with The Banner Saga.
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French netizens visiting Google France began seeing an unusual message on the search giant's usually bare homepage on Saturday. The message informs users that Google has been fined 150,000 euros... (around $200,000) for violating French privacy laws. France’s Commissions Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) imposed the fine, and the obligation to post the notice, in January. The decision (French) ended a probe into Google's privacy policy change, implemented by the company in 2012, when all its services' privacy policies were unified into one. After the change, Google combined user data across its different services like YouTube or Gmail
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During the week, we consume words in snackable, tweetable bites. But on the weekends, we have the time to take a dive into the murkier, lengthier depths of the Internet and expand our attention spans... beyond 140 characters. We can brew a cup of coffee and lie back with our iPads, laptops, smartphones and Kindles. Since you're bound to miss a few things during the daily grind, we present to you, in our weekly installation of Mashable Must Reads, a curated list of can't-miss stories from around the web to read and reflect on. (You can find last week's must reads here.)
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The bundled Mail app for Mac has taken an odd turn since the release of OS X Mavericks, gaining a collection of odd bugs and incompatibilities with a variety of email providers. Apple has released... several updates aiming to resolve the difficulties (particularly with Gmail), but many users continue to report issues with the once ...
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Samsung 'Huron' Windows PhoneThe unannounced Samsung 'Huron', or SM-W750V, has crossed the desk of the FCC, confirming its existence just in case you had any shred of doubt. The FCC document didn't reveal too many details about... the supposed 5-inch handset, but does indicate Verizon...
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'Secret' iPhone App Is SiliconOn the Internet, there are several kinds of communities. There are the ones where everybody goes by real identities — in theory, at least — such as Facebook. There are ones where you can choose to... participate using either your real identity or a manufactured one, such as Twitter. And then there are communities where anonymity is kind of the whole point. Such as Secret, a new iPhone app which debuted just last week. At the moment, it seems, half of Silicon Valley is fixated on it — though it’s hard to say just who, since it’s a community with no names, profiles or photographs. The overarching purpose of Secret, say its creators, “is to not build only an app, but a platform that will bring more authenticity, self-awareness and empathy to the world.” People, in other words, are...
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Remember the days before Internet, when you actually had to remember your friend's and family's birthdays? When celebrating the anniversary of their existence meant more than writing on their Facebook... Timeline, or sending them a rushed text that sadly reads, "HBD"? Technology has made us lazy friends. It's time to bring back the classic way of celebrating your loved ones' big day. Of course, by that we mean publicly embarrassing them on the one day of the year they can call their own See also: Mouth-Watering Twitter Cake is Good Enough to Tweet For some reason, humans have an inclination to humiliate the ones we love out of an odd display of affection. Whether you're singing "Happy Birthday" at the top of your lungs in a crowded restaurant, or smashing their face in cake, here are some...
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Best Space Photos of the WeekFrom incredible images of Sochi Winter Olympics venues as seen from space, to Mars rover Curiosity's first photo of the Earth taken from the surface of the Red Planet, don't miss these amazing space... images of the week for Feb. 8, 2014.
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b"m wireless has a brand new Bluetooth speaker which is small enough for you to wear on your wrist, allowing you to access your smartphone and favorite music in a jiffy regardless of where you are.... This speaker band will function as a stylish extension of your smartphone, where it is a safe and quick
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Moving on means saying goodbye, and Jimmy Fallon has always been a showman. With Jay Leno’s retirement, Fallon is getting a promotion – and an earlier spot – on The Tonight Show. While he didn't... tear up like Leno, to say goodbye to Late Night, the show he hosted for five seasons, he decided to bring in a little help. See also: Jay Leno's Emotional 'Tonight Show' Farewell Speech Will Make You Teary In Fallon’s most emotional of all his many viral hits, the Muppets join the outgoing host for a wacky rendition of The Band’s 1968 hit “The Weight.” The Muppets pulled out all their usual stops, with an absurd, yet sweet duet by none other than Kermit and Miss Piggy, while Fallon swapped beats with Animal himself.
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mspohr writes with this excerpt from The Register: "Spanish hackers have been showing off their latest car-hacking creation; a circuit board using untraceable, off-the-shelf parts worth $20 that can... give wireless access to the car's controls while it's on the road. The device, which will be shown off at next month's Black Hat Asia hacking conference, uses the Controller Area Network (CAN) ports car manufacturers build into their engines for computer-system checks. Once assembled, the smartphone-sized device can be plugged in under some vehicles, or inside the bonnet of other models, and give the hackers remote access to control systems. 'A car is a mini network,' security researcher Alberto Garcia Illera told Forbes. 'And right now there's no security implemented.'"
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VIDEO: Why are Arab women intoThere are proportionally more female tech entrepreneurs in the Middle East than anywhere else in the world, according to a recent US study.
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The James Dean estate isWho owns @JamesDean? At the moment, it's a fan account, tweeting out inspirational quotes and pictures, but according to a new piece in The Hollywood Reporter, the estate of the late actor is leading... a campaign to shut down the account, taking Twitter all the way to federal court. The estate wants to convert @JamesDean to an official account, similar to the estate-run Facebook page, but so far, Twitter isn't budging.
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Gillmor Gang Live 02.09.14 (TCTV)

TechCrunch - 8 Feb 2014 20:07
Gillmor Gang Live 02.09.14Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session today at 10am Pacific. Find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/GillmorGang
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Gillmor Gang Live 02.08.14 (TCTV)

TechCrunch - 8 Feb 2014 20:07
Gillmor Gang Live 02.08.14Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session today at 10am Pacific. Find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/GillmorGang
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How the Drought Is DevastatingCalifornia grows a mind-boggling amount of the nation's produce: 99 percent of artichokes, 97 percent of kiwis, 97 percent of plums, 95 percent of celery, and on and on. That's why the record-breaking... drought (yes, it's finally raining--no, it won't help much!) can affect your grocery bill, even if you live nowhere near California. But with almonds--the state's most lucrative agricultural export--the effect could reverberate for years.
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PetaPixel readers should already be familiar with Eric Paré‘s work. Often a combination of multiple photographic disciplines, his videos offer, if not something unique, then something at the very... least different from the multitude of time-lapse, stop-motion and light painting work out there. His newest project, called WindScale, is a combination of time-lapse and stop-motion […]
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The Cable Key: An IngeniouslyThe Cable Key is a seamless solution to all your power needs. This lightweight charger cable is there when you need it and out of the way when you don't. The high-speed USB 2.0 connection ensures a... quick charging session…
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The first day of Winter Olympics competition after the opening ceremony offered a beautiful, cloudless day in Sochi, RussiaMashable's Photo of the Day captures Japanese snowboarder Yuki Kadono... mid-flight during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final. Kadono finished eighth Saturday, while U.S. snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg took home America's first gold medal of the Winter Games Getty Images photographer Cameron Spencer took the picture of Kadono sailing through the sky. He gave Mashable some analysis of his perfect shot . See also: Winter Olympics Photo of the Day: Fireworks Sparkle in Sochi's Night Sky
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Google Play still fightsIs Google's Android Play Store full of adware and malware or isn't it? According to Hewlett-Packard's latest Cyber Risk Report, it all depends which firm's mobile antivirus scanner you run. The IT... giant's researchers tried to get some handle on the problem by comparing a sample of 500,000 apps from the Play Store against a two million-strong database of known malware and adware samples, coming up with some startling numbers. Looking at straight malware, HP uncovered a list of recognized Trojans that had been downloaded by users anything from 1.1 million to 11 million times globally. When it came to less serious but still potentially troublesome adware apps, these had been downloaded anything up to tens of millions of times.
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An analysis of which apps most suck the life out of your phone's battery claims that two well-known names are near the top.
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An analysis of which apps most suck the life out of your phone's battery claims that two well-known names are near the top.
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As the first phone with a curved screen to go on sale in the U.S., the LG G Flex commands attention. It screams, both as an object and as a new kind of device, "Hey, look at me!" Once you do, the... implied follow-up is, "Do you like what you see?" Uh, kinda? I've spent a lot of time with many different smartphones over the past few years, and never once have I thought, "You know what this phone needs? A curved screen." I have, however, occasionally longed for a bendable phone that I could fold up into a sugar-cube-size device. That would truly be amazing (not to mention useful) and curved phones are a stepping stone toward that magical future. Some variation of that vision is probably why LG reportedly spent years designing the device.
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Best Night Sky Photos of theFrom star trails over Joshua Tree National Park to an image of massive sunspot AR 1967, don't miss these spectacular night sky images by stargazers and SPACE.com readers.
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If you're starting at a loss, evaluate your options.     
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This moving commercial about Bell's whisky does more in two minutes than most movies do in two hours. Give it a try. I went in expecting nothing--I mean, it's a commercial!--and walked away gently... holding my heart. It's definitely better than any commercial that aired during the Super Bowl and probably more heartwarming than some Oscar movies.
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New reports say NSA phoneInsider sources tell the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post that the NSA's phone data collection processes are mostly focused on landlines and cover around 20-30 percent of numbers. The post New... reports say NSA phone tracking covers 20-30 percent of calls appeared first on Digital Trends.
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15 Foolproof ways to saveNo one likes paying bills, but there are ways to make each month a little less painful. These are some quick tips to conserve a little bit of energy and in turn save money at the same time. The post... 15 Foolproof ways to save money on your electric bill appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Burn the receipt! No one willJust because it's cheap doesn't mean it's worth buying. Many budget TVs look great on paper, but fail to deliver the kind of picture quality you expect from an HDTV. To help steer you in the right... direction, we've assembled out eight favorite TVs in the under-$500 segment. The post Burn the receipt! No one will know you spent under $500 for one of these TVs appeared first on Digital Trends.
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An anonymous reader writes "At the start of this week, documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden detailed DDOS attacks on chatrooms by a British online intelligence unit dubbed the Joint... Threat Research Intelligence Group (JTRIG). Now he has released a new trove showing that JTRIG is about much more than purely online annoyances. According to the documents, released to NBC News, JTRIG's role is to "deny, disrupt, degrade and deceive" by any means possible. These techniques include destroying an individual's computer with a custom virus dubbed "Ambassador's Reception", setting up social media honey traps to harvest embarrassing information, actively attacking companies online and off, and planting data on people's systems."
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The brainchild of Mike Judge, creator of "Beavis and Butt-head" and "Office Space," and two fellow writers, "Silicon Valley" promises an acidic take on the silly and the con.
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Hold your breath. The oldest land predators on earth were able to grab, rip and dismember large prey - thanks to "steak-knife" teeth they got, reveals research.     
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American snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg won the first Olympic slopestyle gold medal in the history of his sport on Saturday afternoon in Sochi — it was also the first gold medal of the 2014 games The... 20-year-old from Park City, Utah, scored a surprising win over a strong field including Canadian favorite Mark McMorris. How surprising? It seems even Kotsenburg himself could hardly believe he'd reached the slopestyle final See also: Sochi Problem? No Problem: Bobsledder Demolishes Jammed Bathroom Door After the morning semi-final, but before the ultimate round, Kotsenburg took a quick Twitter break. Here's what he had to say — we'll admit, his apparent shock is rather endearing:
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China opens fourth Antarctic research base

Times of India - 8 Feb 2014 19:04
China has opened a fourth Antarctic research base, authorities said here on Saturday.     
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Short height? Blame it on X chromosome

Times of India - 8 Feb 2014 19:02
Short height? Blame it on XThe secret to the differences between male and female traits - including body mass index (BMI), height, blood pressure and lipid levels - lies in chromosome X.     
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How to replace your oldWhen transitioning from a computer to the iPad there are still a few challenges that you will face along the way. Here are a few steps that may help you leave the personal computer era behind for... good.
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The Classics: 'Return of the Rentals'

The Verge - 8 Feb 2014 19:00
The Classics: 'Return of theThe Classics are must-see, must-read, must-play works revered by The Verge staff. They offer glimpses of the future, glimpses of humanity, and a glimpse of our very souls. You should check them out.... 1994 was an awesome year to be a nerd. A decade had passed since Revenge of the Nerds, and popular conceptions of awkward enthusiasts had evolved to the point where Weezer’s “Buddy Holly” video could put four cardigan-wearing squares at the top of the charts. After that, there was always another word attached to nerd: “cool,” a conflation which sent both terms into a perennially cloudy spiral of meaning. Bassist Matt Sharp took a detour from Weezer in 1995 with a side project called The Rentals. Their debut album was a humbly...
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Car Guy goes on a date

CNET - 8 Feb 2014 19:00
A car guy in a romantic situation. This can only end well, right?
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Lead a Better Life byBlame the RPG's. After a generation of character building and class development in video games, quantifying our own personal stats has become as second nature as Second Life. And with these handy apps... and gadgets at your disposal, you'll be power leveling through your days in no time.
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Serious photographers who host their pictures at 500px will soon get to profit from their skills -- if not quite in they way they'd expect. The company has just unveiled Prime, a licensing store... that's theoretically more lucrative than many cut-rate...
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This Boy's Goal Was To Get 1The video above is of a little boy named Josh totally flipping out over his YouTube "likes." That's right, his YouTube "likes." Here's the backstory: It was Josh's dream to get just one "like" on his... first-ever YouTube video, Yahoo Shine reported. When he got what he'd asked for, he was so excited that he made another video to express his joy. That adorable video gathered lots of attention on Reddit and quickly went viral. Now, just days later, Josh's YouTube channel, Sir Fedora, has a whopping 68,000 subscribers. He's also racked up more than 40,000 Twitter followers. As for his first video -- it currently has more than 10,000 "likes". Not too shabby for a kid whose goal was a single "like." We can all learn a little something from Josh -- and that's to not take anything for granted. By...
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Epson can forgive you if your first thought when you hear augmented reality is Google Glass, even though you're wrong. Google may never had actually described its wearable as an …
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US wins 'spampionship' butThe U.S. is officially the world's capital for spam-spewing zombified computers after taking top spot on the 2013 Dirty Dozen Spampionship league table. Security software firm Sophos has revealed the... results of the top spam-relaying nations. Once again it was the U.S. which collected the title, generating 14.5 percent of the total spam volume sent. However, the gap to second place narrowed, with China reemerging as a major player in the spam sending Dirty Dozen, leaping from 4.6 percent to 8.2 percent, while Russia's spam contribution edged up from 3.0 percent in Q3 to 5.5 percent. The Dirty Dozen results were compiled to show where in the world are the origins of the greatest volumes of spam during the final three months of last year. Sophos senior security analyst Paul Ducklin said the...
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Three out of every four iOS users are running iOS 7, but Apple's redesigned mobile operating system still has its fair share of issues--and fixes for many of them may still be a month away. At first,... there was the lock screen bypass exploit. Then came the iMessage bug. The "screen of death." Battery issues galore. Now there's a new vulnerability that allows someone who grabs your phone to quickly disable Apple's "Find My iPhone" service, which securely tracks the location of all registered iOS and Mac devices. That would effectively hide the device from iCloud's protective service. After that, this hypothetical bad guy could also to switch the phone to another iCloud account, gaining the ability to remotely install apps and to siphon some data off the device. Normally, the iPhone requires...
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Scientists who study Earth, the sun and stars have long used high-altitude scientific balloons to carry their telescopes far into the stratosphere for a better view of their targets. Not so much for... planetary scientists. That's because they needed a highly stable, off-the-shelf-type system that could accurately point their instruments and then track planetary targets as they moved in the solar system.
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20 Glistening Photos of Icicles

Mashable - 8 Feb 2014 18:30
Ice storms may be a slushy nightmare to brave on your own, but they do come with one glistening silver lining: icicles Sure, they're a little dangerous, but they are also the gorgeous result of an... otherwise disgusting storm plaguing your town. Take a walk down your icy street and you'll see them dangling from trees, benches and building ledges See also: 10 Ways Snow Days Change in Adulthood Check out these Instagram photos of icicles that will temporarily lessen your winter weather fatigue. Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments.
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The Sochi Olympics' OfficialBetween shower spy cams and stray dogs, the Sochi Winter Olympics have been a bit bizarre, to say the least. But you don't have to go to Russia to see the absurdity yourself. Just check out the... official website. It seems that even the English-language version of the Russian Olympics website is not without some glaring examples of being truly lost in translation. Here are some screenshots from it that would make Yakov Smirnoff proud. Official homepage poll: "The Opening Ceremony does not need to be divided into components," for those still sitting on the fence. Featured store item: Because nothing says "Olympic memories" like "bowl for hamsters." Also available: Apparently a flask is a "must-have" in Sochi. After all, it's Russia. Another reader poll: Enough baby pacifiers for 125 hockey...
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Multiple cities around the world have impressive startup scenes, from San Francisco and London to lesser-known tech hubs such as Grenoble, France, and Ramallah, Palestine. However, many cities saw a... drastic decrease in the number of new startups last year, as compared to 2012. According to data from SeedTable, 64 startups were founded in San Francisco in 2013, compared to 336 in 2012. In London, 39 startups were founded in 2013, as opposed to 216 in 2012. See also: 10 Startups to Watch in 2014 Created by Statista, the following chart shows the number of startups founded in 10 cities in 2012 and 2013
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First time accepted submitter AdamnSelene writes "Forbes reports on a National Republican Congressional Committee sanctioned campaign worthy of the NSA: fake candidate websites that use identical or... similar pictures and color schemes to solicit donations to defeat the Democratic candidate. The Tampa Bay Times reports that the NRCC initially refused to refund the contribution from a Tampa Bay doctor who caught onto the scam, and he had to contact his credit card company to challenge the charges. The National Journal reports that the NRCC-sponsored effort may run afoul of Federal Election Commission regulations, though it expects that the bipartisan FEC will be toothless when it comes to enforcement. However, I have to wonder whether this is finally a good enough reason to use the DMCA and...
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Archaeologists discoverA team of archaeologists has discovered a crucial clue to human ancestry in a set of 800,000-year-old footprints left in a beachside sediment bed in England. The prints offer an important look into... early human habitation in northern Europe, with height estimates suggesting the prints were left by a shorter, smaller-brained human ancestor known as Homo Antecessor. The footprints are the oldest ever discovered outside of Africa, where similar prints in Lake Tanzania have been dated back as far as 3.7 million years.
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The FBI is collecting its ownThe Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking security vendors to submit malware samples for investigation. The tools will be used by the Investigate Analysis Unit to improve its "global awareness of... the malware threat." The post The FBI is collecting its own library of deadly malware appeared first on Digital Trends.
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5 lessons for CIOs in the ageChiquita Brands is famous for the fresh produce it brings to the table. It's a mature, established company that's has a "cloud first" mantra for all new applications, said CIO Kevin Ledford.
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In Milton Keynes, 75 miles north of London, the UK is launching its first all-electric buses. The years-long pilot program consists of eight buses traveling a 15-mile route between the ...
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Top 10 DIY Office Upgrades

Life Hacker - 8 Feb 2014 18:00
Top 10 DIY Office UpgradesSo maybe your workspace isn't a cluttered mess , but maybe it just isn't the haven of productivity you wish it was. If you're looking to upgrade from your modest laptop on a desk to something more... impressive, here are 10 cheap DIY upgrades to make it a battlestation worthy of your time.
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Great, Hackers Can UseWhen it comes to security, this hasn't been Snapchat's year. First hackers leaked a massive amount of private user data ; then we discovered how dumb easy it is to circumvent Snapchat's anti-robot... feature . Now, cyber security researchers have shown that Snapchat can be used to launch a denial-of-service attack that freezes your smartphone, according to the L.A. Times.
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Freelancers looking for more assignments should diversify the types of jobs they work on, new research suggests. A study from the University of California's Haas School of Business discovered that... freelancers who demonstrate work commitment through an incremental career path, by moving between similar — but not identical — types of jobs, are the most likely to be given work. Additionally, freelancers who work on only one type of job, or on too many disparate types of jobs, are less likely to win assignments. The study's author, UC Berkeley assistant professor Ming Leung, said previous study findings recommend that freelancers specialize in a particular type of work so prospective employers know the freelancers' area of expertise. However, the new study found that other factors are more...
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Microsoft asks for helpMicrosoft is impoloring its technically astute customers to help friends and family who are still running Windows XP get rid of the soon-to-be-retired operating system. The Redmond, Washington... company's appeal was akin to General Motors asking customers to help the Detroit automaker sell new 2014 Cadillac Escalades, or General Mills asking consumers to convince friends to switch from their monochrome Cheerios breakfast cereal to something more colorful, like Trix or Lucky Charms. "Today marks 60 days until the end of support for Windows XP and we need your help spreading the word to ensure people are safe and secure on modern up-to-date PCs," said Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc, a spokesperson who frequently blogs for the firm. "As a reader of this blog, it's unlikely you are running Windows...
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Twitter users have been discussing the Winter Olympics in many different languages over the past week. Now there's an account that will let you tweet in 75 of them for free One Hour Translation, a... professional translation company with headquarters in Israel, is offering its services for free to Twitter users during the games in Sochi See also: Follow the Olympics With These 5 Apps Users need only tweet at One Hour Translation's handle (@OHT) including an unfamiliar phrase and the language they want it translated into. They will receive a translated response "within moments," according to a company press release. (Users need not be in Sochi for the service to work.)
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With financial woes mounting, the Audiophiliac wonders if a series of great headphones might help save Sony?
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Moto G, two months on

Android Central - 8 Feb 2014 17:30
Moto G, two months onMotorola swept us off our feet with the affordable Moto G. But after two months and a software update, how has life fared for the little phone that could?  Back in late November 2013, Alex Dobie and... myself tooled up and headed to London to meet Motorola's latest Android smartphone. We already knew the name, but what we didn't know was just how much Motorola would blow us away that afternoon with the new Moto G. It's easy to pay lip service to budget devices and then forget all about them. But one thing was immediately clear; the Moto G was different. This was a phone we wanted to take notice of.  Motorola has had something of a reduced presence in recent times outside of North America, with the last new UK release being the RAZR i about a year before. With the Moto G, it was back with a...
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Steel: The Backbone of Modernity, 1914 [Slide Show]

Scientific American - 8 Feb 2014 17:30
These images show how the world of a century ago depended on steel --
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Bits Blog: An Interview WithHelena Price, a freelance photographer, was confused with a character from a popular Brazilian soap opera. She has since become an international meme.     
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February Stargazing: Planets,Skywatchers have a lot to look up for in February 2014. Weather permitting, diligent observers should be able to spot a plethora of planets, comets and stars in the night sky this month.
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linjaaho writes "Yesterday, the admin list of Finnish language Wikipedia received a request for comment from the National Police Board of Finland. The Police Board claims that the fundraising message... appearing on the top of the Wikipedia pages is illegal fundraising and is punishable by criminal law. The Police Board asks how much money have they raised and ask for justification for the campaign. This is not the first time the Police Board has attacked fundraising; in 2012, a crowdfunded textbook Kickstarter project was delayed by a similar request for comment."
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MWC 2014 is coming: What toThe Mobile World Congress is approaching fast and MWC 2014 is sure to deliver some surprises. We take a look at the hottest rumors and stir up our expectations in time for Barcelona's mobile tech... extravaganza. The post MWC 2014 is coming: What to expect from the biggest mobile show of the year appeared first on Digital Trends.
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This Is The Awesome WayKeeping your commute functioning in winter often means keeping the tracks unfrozen. That's why when temperatures dropped to well below freezing last week, the Long Island Rail Road needed to do... something to keep all the moving parts working. And this crazy-looking fire mechanism is how they did it.
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A stylus can be a useful replacement for your finger when using an iDevice, but they're largely far from prefect. With about a week to go on Kickstarter, the Zen precision stylus aims to solve many of... the issues by including unique features like shock absorption and a 3-in-1 design that lets you carry less in your pockets.
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[From AppleTell] The Zen precision stylus for touchscreen devices includes unique features like shock absorption and a 3-in-1 design that lets you carry less in your pockets.
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One Silicon Valley, UnderInternet-savvy Tea Party activists have shoved the once small-government fringes of the Republican party into the spotlight, with Libertarian-leaning Sen. Rand Paul a leading figure. At the State of... the Net Conference, I spoke with this new leader in the Republican party, asking about what life would be like for innovators if he and his small-government brethren continue their rise to power. I kept it deliberately philosophical to understand how Paul will view issues in the future. Here are a few take-aways. Science Funding, If You Can Find It “The real explosion of the Internet was the lack of control,” argues Paul, in response to my question about if the Internet’s origins in military labs proves that government is essential to American innovation. Paul maintains that we...
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The Weekender: tunnel tours,Welcome to The Verge: Weekender edition. Every Saturday, we'll bring you some of the best and most important reads of the past seven days, from original reports, to in-depth features, to reviews and... interviews. Think of it as a collection of some of our favorite pieces that you may have missed — or that you may just want to read again. You can follow along below, or keep up to date on Flipboard.
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TUAW reader Amy Booth-Robinson loves cats and Apple technology; she has nine rescued cats and all of them have become Apple fans just like their mom. Here's what Amy says about the two felines... enjoying a game on their iPad: My kitties LOVE my...
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The 98-Year-Old MS PaintRemember Hal Lasko, the 98-year-old semi-blind artist who makes beautiful prints using Windows 95-era Microsoft Paint ? He was in Microsoft's gorgeously sentimental commercial that aired during last... Sunday's Super Bowl, as Mashable points out. Which is great, because we love the guy and his gorgeous work.
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Welcome to Feedback Loop, a weekly roundup of the most interesting discussions happening within the Engadget community. There's so much technology to talk about and so little time to enjoy it, but you... have a lot of great ideas and opinions that need...
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Don't Neglect Your BodyBody language is important in an interview, but it's hard to remember to be animated in a video chat interview. The Daily Muse spoke to experts about the do's and don'ts of a Skype interview and an... important lesson was to be expressive without being too animated.
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Exotic Particles & ExtraLONDON -- Exotic particles never before detected and possibly teensy extra dimensions may be awaiting discovery, says a physicist, adding that those searching for such newbies should keep an open mind... and consider all possibilities. Such particles are thought to fill gaps in, and extend, the reigning theory of particle physics, the Standard Model, said David Charlton of the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom, who is also a spokesperson of the ATLAS experiment at the world's biggest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), and one of the experiments that pinpointed the Higgs boson particle thought to explain why other particles have mass. Charlton addressed an audience of researchers last month at a talk titled "Before, behind and beyond the discovery of the Higgs...
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The latest update to Plants vs. Zombies 2 features the return of Zomboss, and it's up to players to mow him down in an epic boss battle. Zomboss will be released weekly in three of the most popular... worlds: Egypt, Pirate, and Wild West. Additionally, the newest power-up, Snowball, freezes all enemies on the screen giving players an icy edge in the neverending war between plants and zombies.
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[From AppleTell] The latest update to Plants vs. Zombies 2 features the return of Zomboss, and it's up to players to mow him down in an epic boss battle.
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Europe's Oldest Human Footprints Found

Live Science - 8 Feb 2014 16:46
Europe's Oldest HumanFootprints pressed into the mud of modern-day England more than 800,000 years ago might represent the oldest known human tracks ever found in Europe, archaeologists say.
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Vine is a year old. Follow the link to see the Vine greatest hits (funny as hell) or look at the post to see my favorite.∞ Read this on The Loop
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[From In-Car Tech] We have seen JBL GreenEdge systems in Priuses, but the latest on the block is the 2015 Subaru Legacy with a Harman Kardon GreenEdge branded audio system.
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cartechboy writes "We've all been there. You're relying on your vehicle's built-in navigation system to get to that meeting downtown, but then suddenly the car loses the satellite signal due to the... concrete skyscraper canyon you're in--and you're about to be late. Swiss semiconductor manufacturer U-Blox thinks it has the solution with 3D Automotive Dead Reckoning, or 3D ADR for short. It's a new navigation chip that uses the vehicle's built-in sensors to track speed, horizontal movement, and elevation. The 3D ADR system measures movement in three dimensions, letting the navigation system can keep track of the vehicle's location even when it loses its connection to GPS satellites. Imagine never having to see your navigation screen saying connection lost again. In an age where our phones...
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U.S. Bobsledder Busts ThroughTeam USA bobsledder Johnny Quinn got trapped in his Sochi bathroom while taking a shower when his door jammed and wouldn't open. Luckily, the former NFL football player turned slider had more than... enough muscle to breach what looks like a rather flimsy door.
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Now this is how you handle one of those "Sochi problems." The catch-all term has been used this week primarily to reference the dilapidated, unfinished hotel accommodations journalists found upon... arriving in the Winter Olympics' host city this week, becoming the games' dominant story of the past few days. The problems had been mostly experienced by reporters, however, with no athlete-accommodation horror stories making ripples That is, until Team USA bobsledder Johnny Quinn stepped out of the shower late Friday night, found himself locked in a tiny bathroom and took matters into his own hands
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Animal Sex: How Dragonflies Do It

Live Science - 8 Feb 2014 16:13
Animal Sex: How Dragonflies DoDragonfly mating involves violent battles, flashy courtship dances and heart-shaped coitus.
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I love the Olympics∞ Read this on The Loop
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Amazon made a big splash in the tech world when it announced plans to use drones for insanely fast delivery. While we're many years from Prime Air becoming a reality, there are still plenty of cool... features available today for members of Amazon Prime Most people in the program sign up for the free two-day shipping, which can pay for itself depending on how much you shop. It can also be a great multimedia source, thanks to a large free streaming video library and a Kindle e-book lending library. See also: Amazon Drone Delivery: Why It's Not Crazy But there's more to be had than these three features. Below, check out some of the extra perks that Prime has for you
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Advances in tech designed to shave a millisecond or two off a competitor's time.∞ Read this on The Loop
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In 3.5 Years, Most AfricansI reckon it's time to check in on one of my bolder predictions. Some 18 months ago, I wrote "In Five Years, Most Africans Will Have Smartphones." Let's get this out of the way: most of the smart money... thinks I'm wrong by at least three years. Worldwide, according to Gartner, smartphone sales exceeded feature phone sales in 2013, for the first time -- but Africa remains a different story.
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Hackers aren't the problem atIt was a story too good to check. Olympics-bound NBC News reporter Richard Engel gets off the plane in Sochi and steps into a fog of malware, Wi-Fi honeypots and sinister auto-downloads. Within... minutes, his phone is compromised. Rushing to turn off his Wi-Fi and freeze his banking apps, he barely escapes with his checking account intact. To an innocent viewer, the message is clear enough: the Russian internet is no place for the weak.
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This Diesel-Powered ScooterIf I started telling you about a new all-wheel-drive, turbodiesel-powered off-roader, you'd probably think I was talking about a 4x4 truck or SUV, right? Wrong. Check out the RNT, a concept from... Indian motorcycle company Hero that could be the only back-country survival tool a motorcycle adventurer would ever need.
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Bill introduced by SF district attorney, opposed by industry trade association.∞ Read this on The Loop
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Job Tenure: Men LeavingWhile men are quicker to change employers today than they were 30 years ago, women stick with their jobs for significantly longer than they used to.
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Google knows that not everything in Field Trip will reach the high watermark of creepy areas around New York, but it hopes that the app's latest update will make cool spots easier to find wherever you... are. The search giant's Niantic Labs has added a...
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Unknown mega-society of chimps found in Africa

Times of India - 8 Feb 2014 15:32
Unknown mega-society of chimpsAn unknown mega-society of chimpanzees has been discovered living in a 50,000sqkm forest in northern Democratic Republic of the Congo.     
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Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes "Fox News reports that Republican lawmakers in the House are pushing legislation that would prohibit the EPA from proposing new regulations based on science that is not... transparent or not reproducible. The bill introduced by Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., would bar the agency from proposing or finalizing rules without first disclosing all "scientific and technical information" relied on to support its proposed action. "Public policy should come from public data, not based on the whims of far-left environmental groups," says Schweikert. "For far too long, the EPA has approved regulations that have placed a crippling financial burden on economic growth in this country with no public evidence to justify their actions." The bill, dubbed the Secret Science Reform...
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Flappy Bird: Top 5 tips, hints, tricks, and cheats

Android Central - 8 Feb 2014 15:27
Flappy Bird: Top 5 tips,Flappy Bird strategy guide: top 5 ways to score higher and stay saner at Flappy Bird, the game everyone loves to hate ... or hates to love! Flappy Bird is the hottest game on the Play Store — at... least for the moment — and topmost on every gamer's mind is how to get a higher score than their friends without smashing their phone to pieces in the process. Flapp Bird is a fantastically terrible game, its design is derivative, its mechanics maddening, and its popularity no doubt the result of incredible rage-of-mouth marketing. Yet despite all of that (or maybe because of it), we can't. Stop. Playing. So how can you get better at Flappy Bird faster? For some games it's simply a matter of finding the right tips, hints, and cheats. Flappy Bird, however, is so simple, that there are few to no...
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How to change the home screenDoes the background on your Samsung Galaxy S4 need sprucing up? Here's how to change wallpapers. If you’re trying to get a new look for your Samsung Galaxy S4, we can help you change out the... wallpaper really easily. Not only can you set a wallpaper for the home screen, but you can set a different (or the same one) for your lock screen as well. Press and hold your finger on a clear area of the home screen for a moment. Tap Set wallpaper on the pop-up window that appears Tap Home screen, Lock screen, or Home and lock screen as desired Tap your wallpaper source. Gallery will let you look through your entire library of images, including camera, saved pictures, and screenshots. Live wallpapers are animated and interactive. Wallpapers will present the preloaded wallpaper options. When picking...
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New Snapchat hack could crash your phone

Digital Trends - 8 Feb 2014 15:19
New Snapchat hack could crashDisappearing picture service Snapchat has a new security headache to worry about: independent security researchers from Spain have reported a loophole that can lead to a denial-of-service attack. The... post New Snapchat hack could crash your phone appeared first on Digital Trends.
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India's MakeMyTrip AcquiresIndian travel booking site, MakeMyTrip, has acquired EasyToBook, an Amsterdam-based hotel booking portal, for around $5 million. With this acquisition, MakeMyTrip is hoping to increase its proportion... of revenue earned through online hotel bookings, and also target inbound customers traveling to Asia. “With the ETB acquisition, we are expanding our presence beyond South East Asia,” MakeMyTrip founder Deep Kalra told me. “One of our key company objectives is to continue growing the share of the hotels and packages business in our overall revenue mix,” he added. MakeMyTrip is among the early online businesses in India. It became the poster child for the country’s growing Internet population after raising $70 million in a Nasdaq public offering in August 2010. Since then, MakeMyTrip...
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This Week In Cult Of MacThis week, Cult of Mac Magazine is all about the Olympics. Whether you’re a cord cutter or just like to slack off at work, our ever-resourceful reviews editor Charlie Sorrel has compiled all the... tips you need to watch without…
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“What if?” can be a dangerous question, especially when it comes to fanfiction Fanfic is a type of story in which aficionados of a fictional world write alternate endings and storylines. People... who loved the Harry Potter series or Doctor Who, for example, take to the Internet to pen their own versions of what should happen — but sometimes, they go a bit too far See also: Amazon's Latest Venture: Fan Fiction In the fanfic world, the term “shipping” applies to relationships between characters that fans would like to see happen. For example, some Harry Potter fans might prefer a storyline in which Hermione ends up with Harry instead of Ron. If they're feeling daring, some writers will ship characters who don't even belong in the same universe, such as Khan from Star Trek and Loki...
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Deal of the Day: Mobi ProductsMade of a highly durable TPU material that feels great when gripped, the Mobi Products Soft Shell Case features anti-slip properties that gives your Samsung Galaxy S4 more grip on all types of... surfaces. Plus, it has a special anti-dust coating and cut-outs for all features. The Mobi Products Soft Shell Case is available for just $4.95, 67% off today only. Take your pick from blue, purple, pink, green or white! Canada Deal of the Day: Mobi Products Braided Horizontal Pouch (Black/Gray) Save 20% on all other Android accessories during our Valentine's Sweet Deal promotion by using coupon code: sweet20     
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Hot flashes, depression, and most of all, anxiety, affect the thinking skills of midlife women with HIV, so screening for and treating their anxiety may be especially important in helping them... function, according to a study just published. The reproductive stage, whether it was premenopause, perimenopause or postmenopause, did not seem to be related to these women's thinking skills.
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The first clinical trial of a drug intended to delay the onset of symptoms of Huntington disease reveals that high-dose treatment with the nutritional supplement creatine was safe and well tolerated... by most participants. In addition, neuroimaging showed a treatment-associated slowing of regional brain atrophy, evidence that creatine might slow the progression of presymptomatic disease.
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Medics have spoken about their role treating the injured following the typhoon that hit the Philippines in what they believe was the UK's first joint civilian and military humanitarian response... effort. The model, which saw part of the team board HMS Daring, helped treat hundreds of people cut off on remote islands by the typhoon which struck last November.
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Laparoscopic diaphragm mapping - an electronic reading of the diaphragm nerves - is safe and can be performed in multiple centers with success, a new study shows. Early diaphragm mapping can quickly... determine if a phrenic nerve injury is complete, allowing for early ventilator planning and prevention of weaning trials for patients with spinal cord injuries.
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Women fare worse than men following stroke

Science Daily - 8 Feb 2014 15:05
The good news: More people survive stroke now than 10 years ago due to improved treatment and prevention. The bad news: Women who survive stroke have a worse quality of life than men, according to a... study published.
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Stroke trigger more deadly for African-Americans

Science Daily - 8 Feb 2014 15:05
In a new study, results show that African-Americans were 39 times more likely to die of a stroke if they were exposed to an infection.
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NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden, Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland and Goddard Center Director Chris Scolese congratulated the Goddard team recently for progress in development of the James Webb... Space Telescope....
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Walmart's sale runs through March 7, and the company will also give you at least $100 for any iPad you trade in. Target's deal, starting tomorrow, is good for the next week.
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Canning Windows Phone and using Android would be a huge mistake.     
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Canning Windows Phone and using Android would be a huge mistake.     
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WANT Part XIX: Mercury Globe Edition

Bad Astronomy - 8 Feb 2014 15:00
As a geek, I have a part of my brain that lusts after cool toys. Sure, I've wanted a full-sized Robot replica from "Lost in Space" but at 25 grand it was a bit dear, and the glowy Moon credenza was so... expensive the price wasn't even listed. But now we have something both totally cool and relatively affordable: a full globe of the planet Mercury, using images from the amazing MESSENGER space probe! It's made by Replogle, renowned for their globes, and sold by my friends at Sky and Telescope magazine. I have one of their topographic moon globes and it's really nice; the attention to detail is excellent and it's very sturdy. It sits on my desk and I always get comments on it from visitors. So I imagine this Mercury globe is of similar top-notch quality. Up until very recently we didn't even...
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Pay-as-You-Go Solar Gaining Steam in Africa

Scientific American - 8 Feb 2014 15:00
Cheap energy from sunlight could displace kerosene in African villages --
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An iPhone would have set youThrough some rough calculations and component comparisons, TechPolicyDaily's Bret Swanson works out how expensive a theoretical smartphone would have been back at the start of the 1990s. The post An... iPhone would have set you back $3.56 million in 1991 appeared first on Digital Trends.
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From Forrest Gump to DaftHalf a dozen iconic images from popular films, television shows, art, and music have been captured in a video that's less than a minute long. The 50-second spot was created by advertising company Grey... to promote the culture section in the UK's Sunday Times, and manages to pull together six moments from these different mediums in one, uninterrupted take. The end result includes recent fixtures like Mad Men, to Forrest Gump, Reservoir Dogs, and Daft Punk. That's joined by a silhouette shot of Rodin's The Thinker, as well as a closeup of Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam.
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Russia bans Bitcoin, labels itIn another hectic week for the virtual currency, the Central Bank of Russia has decided to prohibit the use of Bitcoin in the country due to its links to criminal activity and volatile value. The post... Russia bans Bitcoin, labels it a “money substitute” appeared first on Digital Trends.
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All you need to stay connected to the 2014 Winter Olympics is a Facebook page. The social networking site is helping fans tap in to this year's games in Sochi through a variety of different pages and... tools. If you want to stay updated on your favorite athletes, check out their official individual Facebook pages. Want to celebrate the games from your hometown? Search for Olympics-themed happenings with the social network's Events tool See also: 20 Twitter Accounts to Follow For the 2014 Winter Olympics Here are four easy ways to stay in touch with all things Olympics — let the games begin.
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Rdio may be small, but new Chief Executive Anthony Bay tells CNET he's already planning for when it's big in his first interview since taking over as head of the streaming music service.
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The term "Google bus" has come to symbolize very real tensions between tech companies and the communities they call home. Here's a look below the surface.
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Winning idea: Robot museum(Phys.org) --A design trio called The Workers have won the IK Prize for their idea on how to apply digital innovation to enhance people's enjoyment of art. They have thought up a project to allow... remotely controlled robots to roam the Tate Britain after hours, enabling people worldwide connect to the website and take a self-guided tour. Called After Dark, their robot-aided tour project is for anyone who wants to experience the Tate Britain in this manner and it signifies unique access to great works of art. This is the first year for the IK Prize, an award to celebrate creative talent in the digital industry. The winner is provided with funds that also cover a production budget. Jimmy Wales, a IK Prize juror and founder of Wikipedia, announced the prize winner on Thursday. The robots are...
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To shave fractions of aWhen you race down an icy track on your back at upwards of 80 miles an hour, even the slightest design tweaks and training tips can make the difference between victory and catastrophe. The post To... shave fractions of a second, lugers turn to GoPros and computer design appeared first on Digital Trends.
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As a photographer it can be hard to track your progress. If you are starting out in photography, or branching into new styles, you take a lot of photos and do a lot of projects. The post Useful... Photography Tip #90: Create a Photography Journal appeared first on The Phoblographer.     
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Hit game pulled, despite No. 1 status: what happened?
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Here is what Earth looks like from Mars

Times of India - 8 Feb 2014 13:07
Nasa's Curiosity rover has taken a photograph of Earth from the surface of Mars, showing what our planet looks like from 100 million miles away.     
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Is the Karbonn Titanium X the best full HD economy smartphone available in the market?     
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This commentard needs your input Readers' corner We return from our regular trawl of El Reg Forums with this nugget from Bronek Kozicki, who is rebuilding his home PC "for serious use". He wants your... advice on which combo of Linux distro and virtual machine would work best....
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[From GamerTell] Flappy Bird was clearly compelling enough to get tons of downloads in its original form, but its new-found stardom has prompted the developer to release an update for the iOS version... that makes everything look and feel a little better.
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The world could be going gung-ho over the extraordinary story of a mediocre student's journey---from a public school in Hyderabad to the Microsoft headquarters, but Satya Nadella's father Bukkapuram... Nadella Yugandhar does not seem to understand just what this hoopla is about.     
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The world could be going gung-ho over the extraordinary story of a mediocre student's journey---from a public school in Hyderabad to the Microsoft headquarters, but Satya Nadella's father Bukkapuram... Nadella Yugandhar does not seem to understand just what this hoopla is about.     
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A new security bug has been reportedly discovered in photo-sharing app, Snapchat, which causes smartphones to crash.     
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You no longer have to grab one of Firefox's ever-changing nightly builds to try the browser's new Australis interface ahead of its official launch. Mozilla has just released a new Aurora version that... includes Australis' simpler, more customizable...
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California pushes for smartphone kill switch

Times of India - 8 Feb 2014 12:06
A legislation unveiled in the state of California would require smartphones and other mobile devices to have a "kill switch".     
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A week in reviews: 3 - 7 February

Pocket-lint - 8 Feb 2014 12:00
A week in reviews: 3 - 7It's the week of everything. Like a lucky dip of tech. As February rolls on the headline-grabbing product this week is the launch of the Sony PS Vita Slim, available right now. Perfect for enhancing... the PlayStation 4 experience, but stronger than its...
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No Flickr update for Windows phones

Times of India - 8 Feb 2014 11:59
Yahoo has reportedly announced that it has no plans to update its Flickr app for Windows Phone.     
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Nokia unveils new Windows Phone teaser on YouTube

Times of India - 8 Feb 2014 11:53
Nokia has reportedly uploaded a mysterious Windows Phone teaser on its US YouTube account.     
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Facebook is not 'dying' in 2017: Study

Times of India - 8 Feb 2014 11:39
A new research has dispelled the finding of a widely publicized Princeton study that stated that Facebook would lose 20% of its users between 2015 and 2017.     
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Facebook is not 'dying' by 2017: Study

Times of India - 8 Feb 2014 11:39
A new research has dispelled the finding of a widely publicized Princeton study that stated that Facebook would lose 20% of its users between 2015 and 2017.     
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MediaTek's plan to take on Qualcomm

Times of India - 8 Feb 2014 11:26
Taiwan's MediaTek Inc is barreling into the US market with a new major global branding campaign.     
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MediaTek to challenge Qualcomm at home

Times of India - 8 Feb 2014 11:26
Taiwan's MediaTek Inc is barreling into the US market with a new major global branding campaign.     
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jfruh writes "When the German domain registrar Key-Systems registered and maintained the domain h33t.com, should it have been obvious that their customer would use the site for unauthorized... distribution of Robin Thicke albums? A regional German court says that they should've known, and once they had been notified they should have taken steps to prevent it from happening. Obviously domain registrars are worried that this will upend their entire business model."
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LinkedIn kills Intro email service

Times of India - 8 Feb 2014 10:56
LinkedIn has reportedly shut down its Intro mail service, four months after its roll out.     
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Researchers want your bodyResearchers at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid are currently developing a new form of biometric authentication based on personal body odor. The Group of Biometrics, Biosignals and Security... (GB2S), with help from the Spanish engineering consulting firm Ilía Systems Ltd, hopes that its work can used as a novel form of citizen security while also being used in the realm of disease detection.
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Wow! The Most Amazing ImagesAn unbelievable ice cave, our electric Earth and the Olympic Games in Sochi from space - a few of our amazing picks from this week.
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AOL CEO blames Obamacare for cut in benefits

Times of India - 8 Feb 2014 10:13
AOL CEO Tim Armstrong said changes to the company's 401(k) retirement plan were made in the wake of President Obama's healthcare law.     
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Quality leaders outline action plan for national oversight, collaboration and patient-centered approachesHow best to implement key recommendations recently identified by the Institute of Medicine... (IOM) for the delivery of high-quality cancer care is the focus of two peer-reviewed articles from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
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February articles outline best practices and holes in adoption and useYou can successfully integrate technology into patient care, but it isn't easy. Just ask Kaiser Permanente Northern California... (KPNC) and its 3.4 million members. Robert M.
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A study led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital offers a new avenue for scientists to pursue in the quest for desperately needed treatments for ALSSt. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists... led a study showing that mutations in a gene responsible for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) disrupt the RNA transport system in nerve cells. The findings appear in the current issue of the scientific journal Neuron and offer a new focus for efforts to develop effective treatments.
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A new research paper from the labs of University of Notre Dame researchers Holly Goodson and Mark Alber helps resolve an ongoing debate about the assembly of a subcellular network that plays a... critical role in cell function and disease.Goodson and her former postdoctoral fellow Kamlesh Gupta (now a senior scientist at W. M. Keck Center for Transgene Research) from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry teamed up with Alber's group from the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, to study the dynamical behavior of subcellular fibers called microtubules.
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Shivering 'as good as exercise' for producing brown fat

Medical News Today - 8 Feb 2014 10:00
Previous research has shown that moderate exercise can help turn energy-storing white fat into brown fat - the "good" fat that burns energy and helps keep us warm. But new research published in Cell... Metabolism suggests that shivering for 10-15 minutes can do the same job.According to the research team, led by Dr. Paul Lee of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, Australia, the findings indicate that brown fat could be a therapeutic target against obesity and diabetes.
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Researchers in the UK have found that inflammation in the brain following an infection can adversely affect how spatial memories are formed. This new study, which is published in the journal... Biological Psychiatry, builds on existing research linking infections to decreased cognitive function.Study leader Dr. Neil Harrison, from the Brighton and Sussex Medical School, says: "We have known for some time that severe infections can lead to long-term cognitive impairment in the elderly.
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The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has issued "Guidelines for safety in the gastrointestinal endoscopy unit." The purpose of this new guideline is to present recommendations... for endoscopy units in implementing and prioritizing safety efforts and to provide an endoscopy-specific guideline by which to evaluate endoscopy units. The guideline is published on the website of GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal of ASGE.
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The rise of tuberculosis (TB) in Zimbabwe during the socio-economic crisis of 2008-9 has been linked to widespread food shortage, according to a new study led by Canadian researchers from the... University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health published in PLOS ONE.
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Revealing the inner workings of a cellular nanomotor

Medical News Today - 8 Feb 2014 10:00
Our cells produce thousands of proteins, but more than one-third of these proteins can fulfill their function only after migrating to the outside of the cell. While it is known that protein migration... occurs with the help of various 'nanomotors' that push proteins out of the cell, little is known about their precise mechanical functioning. New research by Anastassios Economou (Laboratory of Molecular Bacteriology - Rega Institute) and his team reveals the inner workings of one such nanomotor, called SecA, with new clarity.
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Increase in obesity may be slowing, but not by much

Medical News Today - 8 Feb 2014 10:00
In his 2014 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama referred to an August 2013 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study that showed a decline in the obesity rate among low-income... pre-school children, saying, "Michelle's Let's Move! partnership with schools, businesses and local leaders has helped bring down childhood obesity rates for the first time in 30 years, and that's an achievement that will improve lives and reduce health care costs for decades to come.
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Monkeys that ate a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids had brains with highly connected and well organized neural networks - in some ways akin to the neural networks in healthy humans - while monkeys... that ate a diet deficient in the fatty acids had much more limited brain networking, according to an Oregon Health & Science University study.The study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, provides further evidence for the importance of omega-3 fatty acids in healthy brain development.
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The brain's arbitrator identified

Medical News Today - 8 Feb 2014 10:00
We tend to be creatures of habit. In fact, the human brain has a learning system that is devoted to guiding us through routine, or habitual, behaviors. At the same time, the brain has a separate... goal-directed system for the actions we undertake only after careful consideration of the consequences. We switch between the two systems as needed. But how does the brain know which system to give control to at any given moment? Enter The Arbitrator.
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Do you ever have days when the simplest task can feel physically challenging? It could be down to your social and personal sense of power. New research suggests that people who feel personally and... socially powerless see the world in a different light and perceive tasks to be more physically demanding, compared with individuals who have a strong sense of power.This is according to a study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology.
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How brain wires up for betterScientists have for the first time identified a way in which different parts of the brain don't talk to each other very well in many people with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.     
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A Coal Baron Digs a Deeper Hole (Op-Ed)

Live Science - 8 Feb 2014 09:43
A Coal Baron Digs a DeeperCan the coal industry blame its fading status on the federal government?
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Apple CEO: Google wasn't committed to Motorola

Times of India - 8 Feb 2014 09:33
Apple CEO Tim Cook believes that it is hard to do hardware, software and services and link them together.     
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5 most incredible discoveries of the week

USA Today - 8 Feb 2014 09:29
Evidence of our forebears found in modern-day Miami and Britain highlight the list.
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How Do You Tackle a ProblemOnly treating the symptoms of a problem may mask the real issue at hand.
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Apple buyback may soothe critics

Times of India - 8 Feb 2014 09:23
Buy low, sell high. That's the investor's credo, and one Apple Inc appears to have followed when it pounced on a drop in its own stock price to buy $14 billion of its shares in two weeks.     
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Will smartphones get selfie-friendly soon?

Times of India - 8 Feb 2014 09:19
Selfies taken on most major smartphones are almost uniformly of poor quality.     
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Time smartphones become more selfie-friendly

Times of India - 8 Feb 2014 09:19
Selfies taken on most major smartphones are almost uniformly of poor quality.     
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A Proxy advisory firm has advised shareholders to reject activist investor Icahn's demand that Apple expand its stock buyback programme.     
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US closes antitrust probe of Samsung

Times of India - 8 Feb 2014 09:07
The Justice Department says it has closed an investigation of Samsung Electronics Co.     
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US closes antitrust probe against Samsung

Times of India - 8 Feb 2014 09:07
The Justice Department says it has closed an investigation of Samsung Electronics Co.     
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Why Would Royal Dutch ShellWhy would Shell abandon massive amounts of Arctic oil?
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[From In-Car Tech] I just returned from seeing my first Nissan NV200 Taxi in the sheet metal. Color me as impressed as the NV200 Taxi is yellow.
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Sony Looks To The Past To Move Foward

TechCrunch - 8 Feb 2014 09:00
Sony Looks To The Past To MoveThe PlayStation. The Walkman. The Trinitron. The transistor radio. All icons in Sony’s storied history from an era when the Japanese giants still roamed the earth. The Sony of today is not like the... Sony of yesterday. For every memorable blockbuster, there’s an infamous flub: The late embrace of MP3, losing its hold on the digital imaging market and of course, failing to attract adoption to Betamax, UMD, MemoryStick, and endless other formats and systems. The Sony of today is a bloated industrial machine barely holding together. It’s worn out and slowed to a crawl. The once innovative company now follows instead of leads. It’s playing catch-up instead of breaking new ground. But things are changing. The Sony of tomorrow is looking leaner than ever. It doesn’t look like the Sony of...
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Title: Health Tip: Avoid Weight Gain While Quitting SmokingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/7/2014 7:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/7/2014 12:00:00 AM
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Title: New Guidelines Aim to Lower Stroke Risk in WomenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/6/2014 4:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 2/7/2014 12:00:00 AM
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Title: Smartphone Use for Business at Night May Not Be So SmartCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/7/2014 9:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/7/2014 12:00:00 AM
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Title: Expanded DNA Testing Might Allow Personalized Breast Cancer TreatmentCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/6/2014 7:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 2/7/2014 12:00:00 AM
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Title: Many U.S. Adults Not Getting Key Vaccines: CDCCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/6/2014 2:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 2/7/2014 12:00:00 AM
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Title: Scientists Generate Insulin-Producing Cells in Diabetic MiceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/6/2014 12:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 2/7/2014 12:00:00 AM
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Death of the iPod?

IOL - 8 Feb 2014 09:00
Sales of Apple’s iconic music player have fallen by more than half over the past year.
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Title: Kidney Injury During Surgery Tied to Risk of Heart ProblemsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/6/2014 5:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 2/7/2014 12:00:00 AM
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Title: Schizophrenia Linked to Pregnancy Complications, Study SuggestsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/6/2014 4:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 2/7/2014 12:00:00 AM
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Title: Daily Aspirin May Guard Against Ovarian CancerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/6/2014 4:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 2/7/2014 12:00:00 AM
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Title: Infants' Response to Talking Faces May Be Clue to AutismCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/6/2014 12:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 2/7/2014 12:00:00 AM
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Title: Running Might Beat Walking for Breast Cancer SurvivorsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/7/2014 9:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/7/2014 12:00:00 AM
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Brain Study Explores 'Inner World' of Autism

MedicineNet - 8 Feb 2014 09:00
Title: Brain Study Explores 'Inner World' of AutismCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/6/2014 12:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 2/7/2014 12:00:00 AM
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Health Tip: Developing Frostbite

MedicineNet - 8 Feb 2014 09:00
Title: Health Tip: Developing FrostbiteCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/7/2014 7:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/7/2014 12:00:00 AM
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Title: Only 1 in 3 HIV-Infected Black Americans Gets Effective Treatment: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/6/2014 4:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 2/7/2014 12:00:00 AM
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Title: 'House' TV Series Leads to Real-Life DiagnosisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/6/2014 7:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 2/7/2014 12:00:00 AM
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Title: Voice Changes May Follow 'Nose Job' in Some PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/6/2014 12:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 2/7/2014 12:00:00 AM
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A Chocolate a Day? (Op-Ed)

Live Science - 8 Feb 2014 08:46
A Chocolate a Day? (Op-Ed)Eat a chocolate a day, but check the label first.
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Twitter: US most hungry for users' info

Times of India - 8 Feb 2014 08:39
Govt requests for Twitter user information are on the rise, the messaging service said as it released figures.     
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Twitter: US most hungry for user info

Times of India - 8 Feb 2014 08:39
Govt requests for Twitter user information are on the rise, the messaging service said as it released figures.     
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Govt requests for Twitter user information are on the rise, the messaging service said as it released figures.     
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NASA's Curiosity mega rover has successfully crossed over the 'Dingo Gap' sand dune- opening the gateway to the science rich targets in the Martian valley and mountain beyond. "I’m over the moon... that I’m over the dune! I successfully crossed the “Dingo Gap” sand dune on Mars," Curiosity tweeted overnight Thursday. Curiosity drove westward over […]
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krakman writes with this excerpt from Bloomberg News: "Bitcoin plunged more than 8 percent [Friday] after a Tokyo-based exchange halted withdrawals of the digital currency, citing technical... malfunction. Mt. Gox, claimed in a blog post it needed to 'temporarily pause on all withdrawal requests to obtain a clear technical view of the currency processes.' It promised an 'update' — not a reopening — on Monday, Feb. 10, Japan time. This is day after Russia's Prosecutor General concluded Bitcoin and other digital currencies are illegal under current law."
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HTC, Nokia settle patent dispute

Business Standard - 8 Feb 2014 08:28
HTC and Nokia are peacefully settling their patent dispute amid reports that the two companies are planning to collaborate for future projects.The leading tech companies have said that they would... settle their legal differences, with Nokia agreeing ...
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The United States issued a fresh travel alert for Americans attending the Sochi Winter Olympics, citing cybersecurity threats.     
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NSA collects under 30pc of phone data

The Australian - 8 Feb 2014 08:13
NSA collects under 30pc ofTHE NSA reportedly collects less than 30 per cent of calling data from Americans despite its massive efforts to sweep up US phone records.
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The unusual marriage of hardware pairs an Android tablet and a Windows 8 laptop.
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Music service makes you a video DJ
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Grand Leather Bean Bag Chair - $830

The Gadget Flow - 8 Feb 2014 08:00
Grand Leather Bean Bag Chair -The Grand Leather Bean Bag Chair from Restoration Hardware is a hybrid that combines elements of bean bags as well as traditional leather arm chairs. The floppy and shapeless look and feel of the... plump bean bag is hidden within...
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XBAR Fitness - $50

The Gadget Flow - 8 Feb 2014 08:00
XBAR Fitness - $50Damian Sanders, one of the true pioneers of professional snowboarding, will soon release his revolutionary fitness product on Kickstarter, the XBAR. The XBAR is a cutting-edge and dynamic exercise... device that allows the user to perform over 100 different exercises...
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DirectDeck Cassette AdapterThe DirectDeck Griffin GC22062 is a cassette adapter and mic cable that allows you to make and receive hands-free calls on your smartphone through your vehicle's stereo cassette deck. All you have to... do is pop the cassette adapter into...
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Dinosaur Tissue Holder - $50

The Gadget Flow - 8 Feb 2014 08:00
Dinosaur Tissue Holder - $50The Dinosaur Tissue Holder is one of several such animal-themed tissue holders from Sparkly Pony. It's not a sleek machine-made product, but does have a certain homey charm. It's like your kid's... school project, and quite funny and brilliant too....
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The Wall Street Journal has published an interview that Apple CEO Tim Cook gave reporter Daisuke Wakabayashi. Of course, as Cook says, the company's best days are still ahead of it. He discussed... emerging markets, the perception that Apple is no...
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Curling is easily one of the most misunderstood and confusing sports in the Winter Olympics, and consequently the butt of many jokes. Although the sport may not have the cache of the luge or ski jump,... that doesn't make the competition any less intense, and this GoPro video shows the elegant sport of curling like we've never seen it before. Who knew sliding stones across an ice rink could be so epic? See also: Curling is Sexier Than You Think. These Calendars Are Proof If you're at all confused about the ins and outs of curling, Mashable has created an infographic describing the game, and Andy Richter from Conan joined The Orange County Curling Club for an in-depth look at the sport.
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The US military is spending millions to build "vanishing" technology that self-destructs on the battlefield, like the tape recorder that goes up in smoke in the "Mission: Impossible" television show.
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This image showing everyTo be fair, if you put together every second of any movie in one image, that image would almost always look like the skin and scales of dinosaurs but I swear my mind is making me believe it even more... for Jurassic Park. It also kind of looks like a Magic Eye picture and I half expect T-Rex to pop out and chase after me.
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It's your worst winter nightmare: the temperatures drop, and then the heat and power goes out. It's been a reality for many Americans during recent snowstorms, thanks to the many ways that severe... winter weather can have an impact on utilities.
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With a flurry of winter storms hitting the Northeast this week, we had some snow on the brain. So we decided to talk to an expert on the topic. David Robinson is a Rutgers University scientist, and... when he's not performing his duties as the New Jersey state climatologist, he heads the school's Global Snow Lab, which provides daily breakdowns of snow cover across the planet. Q: How do you describe what you do?
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Apple policies frustrating users?

Times of India - 8 Feb 2014 07:22
Tech enthusiasts who used to see Apple as a kindred spirit are voicing their frustration over its policies.     
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Apple's policies frustrating users?

Times of India - 8 Feb 2014 07:22
Tech enthusiasts who used to see Apple as a kindred spirit are voicing their frustration over its policies.     
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The Internet entrepreneur accused of being the mastermind behind an online marketplace for illegal drug sales called the Silk Road was scheduled Friday to go on trial in November.
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The Homeland Security Department is back to flying drones along the country's borders more than a week after one crashed into the Pacific Ocean.
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NSA collects under 30% of all phone data: Reports

Times of India - 8 Feb 2014 07:14
The National Security Agency collects less than 30% of all US phone calls, much less than previously thought, according to media reports.     
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WASP gives NASA's planetaryScientists who study Earth, the sun and stars have long used high-altitude scientific balloons to carry their telescopes far into the stratosphere for a better view of their targets. Not so much for... planetary scientists. That's because they needed a highly stable, off-the-shelf-type system that could accurately point their instruments and then track planetary targets as they moved in the solar system.
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Oh wow, this is wonderfully psychedelic. Oslo based illustration agency, byHands, shows off its wide variety of illustrative styles in this excellently eclectic, experimental animation. I only wish... there were more of it.
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(Nanyang Technological University) Nanyang Technological University will be showcasing its latest R&D expertise in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle technology at the Singapore Airshow, one of the most... important aerospace and defence exhibitions in the world, held from 11 to 16 February.
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Tate Britain to let visitorsWhat happens in museums when all the visitors leave and the lights turn off is no longer just a series of Ben Stiller movies, it's now an interactive art project of its own. Later this year, Tate... Britain — in London — will employ a small battalion of robots that live stream what they see to remote users on the internet who can actually take control and steer them around to particular pieces. Each unit is equipped with a flashlight, casting a type of light on the works that gallery visitors wouldn't typically see unless they were a real-life character in a Dan Brown novel.
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HTC, Nokia reach truce in patent dispute

Times of India - 8 Feb 2014 06:48
The companies will also explore future technology collaboration opportunities, HTC said.     
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The Winter Olympics are so chock full of gorgeous images that, starting Friday, we're making a series out of it Our first Photo of the Day captures fireworks at the opening ceremony in Sochi from... afar. Photographer Streeter Lecka took this shot of fireworks lighting up the Russian night sky from the hills overlooking the Olympic Park See also: 34 Thrilling Photos From the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony The opening ceremony kicked off at 8 p.m. Sochi time (11 a.m. ET) Friday. Eighty-eight national delegations marched in front of thousands. The U.S. Olympians wore Ralph Lauren-designed outfits. And Jamaica's six-man bobsled team was one of the smallest delegations, but appeared very happy to be in attendance
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Judge rebukes Apple forA U.S. judge has denied Samsung's request for a retrial in a patent dispute with Apple, but she also chastised Apple's lawyers for making the Korean firm's "foreignness" an issue in closing remarks to... the jury. The order from Judge Lucy Koh late Friday means a damages award against Samsung of $290 million still stands. But she clearly took issue with the way Apple summed up its case to the jury, saying it suggested an "American-versus-non-American theme." The case at the District Court in San Jose, California, is the one in which Apple was initially awarded just over a billion dollars in damages in August 2012. Koh struck down $410 million of the award, partly because the jury hadn't calculated it properly, and ordered a new trial to determine the correct damages.
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Samsung GS4 Black EditionsAlthough they have already appeared online, Samsung made the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 mini Black Editions official in a press release sent out on Friday. The launch of the flagship Galaxy S5 is just... weeks away, but there’s still no indication from Samsung that the torrent of Galaxy S4 models will taper off any time soon. The Galaxy S4 Black Edition is virtually identical to previous releases: 1.9 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, 5-inch 1080p display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, 13-megapixel rear camera and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The Galaxy S4 mini Black Edition will feature the same specs as former models as well: 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display, 1.7 GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 8-megapixel rear camera and Android
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[From AppleTell] The latest Humble Weekly Sale features a psychically gifted kid, the smallest doll in the world, and more. There are details. Want to see them?
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It's all about Double Fine in this week's Humble Weekly Sale. Featured are a psychically gifted kid at a boot camp, trick-or-treating kids, and the smallest doll in the world. Pay more than the... average (currently $6.00), and you'll get some Jack Black. Pay about $10 more and you'll experience explosive decompression and unbearable loneliness!
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9 Ideas for Putin's Fantasy Olympics

Mashable - 8 Feb 2014 05:48
The opening ceremony for the 2014 Winter Olympics were a dazzling sight to behold. With fireworks, beautiful choreography and an appearance of some strange furry characters on the ice, it was an... overall success for Sochi. But Russian President Vladimir Putin probably would have done things a little differently, if he'd had the chance. After all, he is the manliest man on the Internet, what with all the shirtless horseback riding and the shirtless fly fishing and the taming of angry leopard cubs See also: 10 Eerie Similarities Between Disney Movies and the Opening Ceremony Twitter users all over are buzzing about what Putin's opening ceremony would have looked like, had we all just manned up and given him his druthers
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Daniel_Stuckey writes "Ross Ulbricht, the alleged administrator behind the illegal online drug marketplace the Silk Road, will get his day in court on November 3rd, according to a blueprint laid out... today in New York's Southern District Court by Judge Katherine Forrest. Ulbrict, alleged by the government to be Silk Road founder Dread Pirate Roberts, is facing four charges (PDF via Wired) related to narcotics conspiracy, running a criminal enterprise, conspiracy to commit computer hacking, and money laundering (other charges have been brought against him regarding murder for hire in Maryland). Appearing today in court—clean-shaven, in a navy blue prison uniform—he pleaded "not guilty" to all charges. Next week, on February 13th, Josh Dratel, Ulbricht's defense attorney, will be handing...
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In some weird alignment of the moons, New York Fashion Week and the Winter Olympics opening ceremony fell in the same week. So you'd expect that the Olympic athletes — in reverence of Anna Wintour... — would arrive in Sochi dressed like something out of Vogue. Not so much See also: All the Weirdest Moments From the Sochi Olympic Opening Ceremony Instead, the athletes swapped peplums and tailored pantsuits for rainbow-colored puffy coats (thanks, Germany) and patriotic Christmas sweaters (here's to you, Team USA) At least everyone looked warm — well, except for those guys from Bermuda in shorts.
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New York may be known for awe-inspiring buildings such as the Chrysler and the Empire State Building — but they've got nothing on a new set of towers that’s set to spring up this summer. The... complex, known as Hy-Fi, will be built primarily from organic material — a combination of chopped-up corn husks and fungi (specifically mycelium, the vegetative part of fungus) mixed together in brick-like molds See also: The Answer to Affordable Housing Could Lie Within a 3D Printer The resulting organic bricks will be used to create three towers. At the top, a smaller set of bricks will be coated in a reflective film will increase the amount of sunlight the fungi receive — thereby expediting the building process.
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New awesome videos show howIt still looks like magic. To be honest, I haven't ruled out magic as a reasonable explanation for this yet yet. The MIT morphing table that lets you create a virtual version of you has some new... tricks up its sleeves and they're just as impressively mesmerizing as the first time we saw it. Watch it control the red ball and inception a false reality on it.
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The New York Times has published a lengthy response written by filmmaker Woody Allen to abuse allegations levied against him by his daughter, Dylan Farrow, in the same paper a week earlier. It is... something of an unusual move for the NYT, whose editorial page editor, Andrew Rosenthal, said in a Feb. 5 article that the paper might publish Allen's answer to the accusations. “Normally, we don’t publish a direct response," he told the Times' Margaret Sullivan, but “in this case, it was so personal, we thought that we should.” See also: Dylan Farrow Speaks Out on Woody Allen Sexual Abuse Allegations
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Mobile game soared to top of charts on iTunes, Google Play.
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Chromecast is about to go global

BGR - 8 Feb 2014 05:00
Chromecast is about to goIt's no secret that Google wants to bring its very popular Chromecast dongle to international markets this year, and it appears that buyers in the U.K. may be the first to officially purchase the... device. The Chromecast will apparently launch in the country "within weeks," according to The Next Web. Local electronics retailer Currys expects to start selling the dongle on March 1st, although Google apparently told the publication the date is "provisional" for now. Pricing details for the international Chromecast, which sells in the U.S. for just $35, have yet to be unveiled. The device is expected to be similarly affordable in other regions as well. It's not known yet whether the Chromecast will also be launched in other
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Droid Zap expands send andNew 'Zap Zones' still limited to Droid devices, unfortunately Droid Zap, the curiously-named picture and video sharing app announced alongside Motorola's new Droid devices, is opening up to all phones... running Android 4.0 and above today. The app makes it (relatively) simple to share pictures and videos between devices by opening the app and swiping on the screen with two fingers. While the app would actually install on any device before, functionality was limited to just receiving files — you needed to have a Droid to send. The ability to send and receive is now open to every device that it will install on, and the app has also been redesigned to be decidedly less "Droid" looking. The premise is still the same, though — choose or take a photo or video, then swipe up on the screen...
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Tim Cook's WSJ interview

The Loop - 8 Feb 2014 04:42
I really enjoyed Tim's interview. What I took from the interview is that Apple still cares about the things it always cared about: Design, building great products, and being the best. I'm glad to see... that hasn't changed. Here are a couple of points I picked out: There will be new categories and we’re working on some great stuff. We’re not ready to talk about it. We’re really working on some really great stuff. I think no one reasonable would say they’re not a new category. That seems like a warning that some analysts might consider the new products as being in an existing product category. If that's the case, I have to think Apple would innovate that existing category similar to what it did with the iPod and iPhone. We’re still spending an enormous amount on really great talent...
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Subscription boxes, gadgets and more. Here are some tech-inspired Valentine's Day ideas.
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Students talk about the latest ways tech has taken hold on campus.
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Spec Sheet: Nikon's six newA lot of products come out each week — we don't highlight all of them, but all of them make it into The Verge Database. In Spec Sheet, a weekly series, we survey the latest product entries to keep... track of the state of the art.
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Google has slowly but steadily evolving Google+'s photography-centric features, the latest of which includes two much-anticipated additions: HDR Scape, which brings single-click tone mapping to images... via Google+ on the …
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Will Team USA triumph? Will Russia rule the roost? Will Germany grab more gold? Whichever way it happens, you can keep track of the Sochi Winter Olympics with Mashable's interactive medal tally, above... The map tallies the gold, silver, bronze and total medals won by each country. Click on a medal color, or total medals, and you can see how your country stacks up against the others. The map will update every day with a new medal count. See also: The Complete Sochi Winter Olympics Schedule for Week 1 In the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, the United States earned the most medals overall (37), but host Canada walked away with the most gold medals (14). Look for Russia to improve its total medal count these Winter Olympics after its sixth place finish in 2010.
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Nike Fuelband SE Makes KeepingFuelband SE by Nike Category: Activity tracker Works With: iOS devices Price: $149.95 Until Apple finally comes out with its eagerly anticipated iWatch, Nike — at least in terms of style — is... perhaps the closest thing to Apple in…
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Generally speaking, this is usually about the time of the year when rumor season on new Apple gear (and refreshes or updates to old) starts to heat up, and right on time we've got a juicy iWatch... tidbit and a little dish on the iPhone 6. Meanwhile the past is proving popular for revelations and the Olympics are kicking off and we've got you a little help to make sense of the Sochi madness.  So let's dig in.
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You can bake cookies from theWell, well, well. Isn't this good to know? Turns out, you can strain all the ice cream out of cookie dough ice cream and use its dough to bake cookies. Surprise! It's actually cookie dough! It's not... just factory made cookie flavoring made to make you crave ice cream more (even if it still is all that).
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Just in case it wasn't already clear that Samsung is prepping a next-generation Windows Phone for Verizon, the company has just passed the device (the SM-W750V) through the FCC. The approval confirms... the presence of Big Red-friendly LTE and CDMA...
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500px 'Prime' is a licensingPhoto-sharing site 500px has launched 'Prime' a licensing service that it is describing as 'the world's most intelligent marketplace' with fees that start at $250. Interestingly, the company is also... claiming that the photographer will get 30% of every fee for a licensed image, no matter 'how it is bought, who buys it, or under what license'. Click through for more details. 
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Over-the-top streaming services may be making a name for themselves with original content, but HBO is continuing to punch back with its own new set of shows. Recode has the first teaser for the... network's upcoming half-hour comedy Silicon Valley. Coming from Mike Judge — the creator of Office Space and Beavis & Butthead — the show follows a group of would-be entrepreneurs as it skewers the tech world and startup culture. At first glance the show seems to set the stage in all the right ways, but we'll get a better sense of how it compares to his previous work — and other recent shows centered on startups — when it debuts on April 6th.
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Life On Mars Sim: SpacesuitsInterfacing with rovers, laptops and other tech needed to explore the Red Planet, while dealing with the confines of a spacesuit can be difficult. MarsCrew134's crew engineer Sue Ann discuss her... research into the problem.
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Scientists findThey were a British family on a day out -- almost a million years ago.
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Contractor's systems believed to be point of entry A Maryland refrigeration contractor is has confirmed its connection to the data breach of retail giant Target....
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One login to sync it all The Mozilla Foundation has taken a further step into the world of online services with the introduction of Firefox Accounts....
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When the over-sized Olympic ring failed to open during the opening ceremony at the Sochi Winter Olympics, the Internet took note. That's right; now you can order your very own "Sochi Problems"... t-shirt, complete with a malfunctioning Olympic ring. See also: 9 Eerie Similarities Between Disney Movies and the Opening Ceremony The hashtag #SochiProblems has been popular on Twitter in the last few days and even sparked its own Twitter handle after visitors to the Russian city were less than thrilled with their accommodations Buy yours before the IOC unleashes their lawyers on the seller. BONUS: 34 Thrilling Photos From the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony
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Nikon Unveils Coolpix P600,It seems that ahead of CP+ which is taking place next week, Nikon has decided to unveil a host of new cameras. This isn't too surprising given that Nikon's announcements during CP+ will probably be... overshadowed by announcements made by other manufacturers, so this is one way of getting the leg up on the competition. That being said, Nikon, in addition to the Coolpix AW120 rugged camera that we just covered, has announced four additional new Coolpix cameras in the form of the Coolpix P600, Coolpix P530, Coolpix PS9700, and the Coolpix P340. (more…) Follow: Photo-Video, coolpix 530, coolpix p340, coolpix p600, coolpix s9700, nikon, Nikon Unveils Coolpix P600, Coolpix S9700, Coolpix P530, Coolpix P340 original content from Ubergizmo.     
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A look at all the video gamesWith the comic book industry proving that films based on unreal properties can be wildly successful, Hollywood has turned its eye to video game properties. Here's a look at the films based on video... games, and how likely it is they make it to film. The post A look at all the video games Hollywood hopes to adapt (and hopefully won’t screw up) appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Target: Hip young Asian 'trend setters' - the marketers' target, not the Flying Companion's Visitors to the Delhi Auto Expo motor show are getting the first look at a new concept car from Renault, the... Kwid, which features a controllable quadrocopter drone that flies out of the roof....
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So far, you've had to use Snapseed on your phone to add high dynamic range effects to Google+ photos after you've taken them -- not very convenient if you're at your computer. That won't be a problem... after today, though. Google has brought its mobile...
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Persistence, it turns out, does pay off. After rejecting it five times, Apple has finally approved an app that tracks every U.S. drone strike and sends a push notification to users every time a flying... robot carries out a deadly mission around the world. Josh Begley, the data artist and developer who made the app, finally got through Apple's careful approval process on Friday, more than a year and a half after the first rejection by the company's App Review Team See also: Mapping the Blind Spots: Developer Unearths Secret U.S. Military Bases It took persistence, but it took also some semantic trickery. Begley got the app approved because he removed the word "drone" from the name of the app and from its description. For the first three attempts, it was called Drones+, then Dronestream for...
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Nikon Coolpix AW120 RuggedPhotographers, if you're on the lookout for a new camera that will be able to withstand the rough terrain, then Nikon might have something for you in the form of the Nikon Coolpix AW120, a rugged... camera that Nikon claims is waterproof, shockproof, and freezeproof, making it the ideal camera for you to bring on an outdoors trip. Of course these protective features will only protect to a certain extent, so to dive into specifics, the AW120 is waterproof up to depths of 18m, shockproof from drops as high as 2m, and freezeproof from temperatures as cold as -10C. (more…) Follow: Photo-Video, coolpix aw120, nikon, Nikon Coolpix AW120 Rugged Camera Announced original content from Ubergizmo.     
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Google Will Own A 6% Stake In Lenovo

Ubergizmo - 8 Feb 2014 03:02
Google Will Own A 6% Stake InJust last week, Google confirmed that they would be selling off Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for much less than what Google had originally paid for the company. However it seems that Lenovo would not... be keeping everything of Motorola as Google had announced that several of Motorola's assets, such as Project Ara, would be transferred over to Google instead which might explain why the company was not too fussed about selling Motorola to Lenovo at a lower price than what they paid for it back in 2011. That being said, it looks like Google will also be owning a 6% stake in Lenovo to top things off. This is according to a stock exchange filing which revealed that once the deal between Google and Lenovo is complete, Google will be walking away with not only the money that they got from the...
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Nexus 8 Tablet Rumored For EndWe have been hearing rumors about a Nexus 8 for a while now. In fact it was back in 2013 that we caught wind that the Nexus 8 might be a LG-made device instead of an ASUS-made one, which we weren't... sure if it was either the LG G Pad or the Nexus 8 that some were talking about. That being said, a recent report from the folks at DigiTimes has claimed that if you were looking forward to an 8-inch Nexus tablet, perhaps your wait could soon be over as the tablet has been rumored to launch towards the end of April. The report goes on to claim that the reason behind Google launching an 8-inch tablet is because they felt that competition in the 7-inch category was too stiff, so by launching into the 8-inch category, they would be avoiding some competition. Plus we're assuming the 8-inch form...
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Shut it down, YouTube cover singers. Your "Get Lucky" covers are no longer relevant. The Russian Police Choir performed a delightfully offbeat rendition of Daft Punk's hit song before Friday's Winter... Olympics opening ceremony in Sochi. Their goofy performance was filled with awkward choreography, big smiles and impressive harmonies. Your browser does not support iframes. See also: All the Weirdest Moments From the Sochi Olympic Opening Ceremony Friday's performance wasn't the first for the Russian Police Choir. A clip of the group performing the Daft Punk hit has garnered more than 3 million views since hitting the Internet in November 2013.
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Here's A First Look At MikeHere it is. Mike Judge's long-awaited and irreverent take on the tech scene in Silicon Valley -- creatively titled Silicon Valley -- debuts April 6 on HBO. And we've got your first look at the show's... trailer, which debuts on the premium cable channel this weekend.
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The eyes of the world were trained on Sochi on Friday morning for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, as awesome athletes prepared to perform heroic deedsMeanwhile, there was some quiet... heroism back at home in the Heimlich maneuver stakes, from no less a personage than Clint Eastwood. See also: Russian and American Officials Spar Over Olympians' Yogurt Shipment The legendary screen actor was chatting with Steve John, director of the tony Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament, at a party for the event on Wednesday night, according to local outlet The Carmel Pine Cone. Then John began to choke on a piece of cheese, and Eastwood sprung into action
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Talking to Siri: Joking around

TUAW - 8 Feb 2014 03:00
I don't know what one iPhone said to the other, but that has a nice ring to it! Steven Sande and Erica Sadun have been working on the third edition of Talking to Siri, the book that covers all the ins... and outs of everyone's favorite digital...
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Most Beautiful Items: JanuaryStarting about two days ago and lasting until about two weeks from now, it's all Olympics all the time. That's all fine and well, but if you're looking for a reprieve, you've come to the right place.... From fungus towers to slinky-like sculptures, here are the most beautiful things we showed you this week.
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The Complete Guide to Solid-State Drives

Life Hacker - 8 Feb 2014 03:00
The Complete Guide toAdding a solid-state drive (SSD) to your computer is simply the best upgrade at your disposal , capable of speeding up your computer in ways you hadn't thought possible. But as with any new... technology, there's plenty to learn. Here's everything you should know about your SSD, whether you're interested in upgrading or just like to know the ins and outs of your hardware.
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Tell us: how does yourHere at Mobile Nations we like to think of ourselves as being real tech for real people. And we know that in addition to owning smartphones, real people go on dates, send each other photos, have sex,... and all sorts of other stuff. The smartphone is playing a greater and greater role in all of that, so we wanted to know just how you are using your smartphone to get it on. We're not afraid to ask the prickly questions. Even that leads to us finding out you're into prickly things (to each their own). Now, I know where your brain is going, and we're not suggesting that you engage in sexy times with your smartphone (that's weird and a potential trip to the ER), but we know that plenty of you use your smartphone to facilitate said sexy times. So we've put together this little survey that delves...
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A New Way to Look at Facebook

The New Yorker - 8 Feb 2014 02:58
A New Way to Look at FacebookAround a year ago, Facebook previewed what it called a “fresh, new look for News Feed,” the cascading column of photos, status updates, links, and ads that greets users when they log in. The... re-imagined News Feed featured a luxurious amount of white space and a minimal amount of clutter, allowing expansive images, videos, and stories to breathe. It also broke the monolithic feed into several streams divided by content—one for photos, one for music, one for friends, and so on. The result was an obviously superior version of Facebook’s most defining feature. ...
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First time accepted submitter Rasberry Jello writes "I consider myself someone who 'gets code,' but I'm not a programmer. I enjoy thinking through algorithms and writing basic scripts, but I get... bogged down in more complex code. Maybe I lack patience, but really, why are we still writing text based code? Shouldn't there be a simpler, more robust way to translate an algorithm into something a computer can understand? One that's language agnostic and without all the cryptic jargon? It seems we're still only one layer of abstraction from assembly code. Why have graphical code generators that could seemingly open coding to the masses gone nowhere? At a minimum wouldn't that eliminate time dealing with syntax errors? OK Slashdot, stop my incessant questions and tell me what I'm missing." Of...
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Dogs in Sochi, Swans in NewThere are alternatives to culling animals in cities, so why does the practice continue?
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Mozilla gears up for the biggest overhaul to Firefox in more than three years as it prepares Australis for all.
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Mammoths wiped out by grass invasion?

Times of India - 8 Feb 2014 02:47
A drastic change in plant life may have been responsible for the sudden demise of the woolly mammoth and other large mammals of the tundra 10,000 years ago, a study suggests.     
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800,000-year-old human footprints found in UK

Times of India - 8 Feb 2014 02:45
Receding ocean waves have exposed the oldest human footprints in Europe -- from as far back as 800,000 years ago. Only three other sets of footprints, discovered in Africa, are more ancient.     
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Innovation In FinancialMy personal passion for innovation and tech (Geek Girl alert!) has lead me to try and push financial services firms from a stone-age mentality about technology toward the Jetsons-era approach taken by... most other industries. I have long held that financial services firms tend to see technology spends as merely "expense items" rather than the "revenue generators" that they can be. In other words, they will only invest in new tech when the old stuff is kaput, rather than imagine how making investments in new technologies early might give them an edge over the competition. It's an attitude born out of a financial services culture that privileges rigidity and sticking with the status quo. But that culture has to change. Today, there is extra urgency behind the need for a shift toward...
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[From GamerTell] The Last Of Us won all the awards at DICE 2014 last night. All of them. Everyone else? Go home.
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Fashion high: How the miniskirt conquered all

Times of India - 8 Feb 2014 02:42
A hemline half-way up the thigh is no longer synonomous with rebellion and newly-won sexual freedom as it was in the mini's first decade.     
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LinkedIn Intro to 'retire' onLinkedIn sent a notice email to users today to warn them that it is "retiring LinkedIn Intro". Intro unveiled in October 2013. So, it is barely a few months old. It seems strange to retire such a... young service but not necessarily surprising considering...
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LTE Nexus 7 Coming To VerizonThe Nexus 7 tablet was launched more than half a year ago, which makes it by technological standards relatively "old". However the tablet is a decent one with pretty decent hardware specs, not to... mention its affordable price tag makes it a great purchase for someone who is shopping on a budget but wants the best value for their money. That being said, we're sure some of you guys are looking forward to the LTE model as well, which is why the good news is that according to the folks at Droid-Life, they claim that according to their sources, the LTE model for Verizon could go on sale as soon as next week, starting on the 13th of February. Now a LTE Nexus 7 for Verizon is not exactly a secret. In fact Verizon it was as long ago as last year that Verizon promised that a Nexus 7 with LTE would...
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Which Game Should Have Won 'Game Of The Year'? (POLLS)

The Huffington Post - 8 Feb 2014 02:40
Which Game Should Have WonThe 17th annual D.I.C.E. Awards (that's Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain to you n00bs), which celebrates outstanding achievements in the world of gaming, took place Feb 6. Among the nominees... for "Game of the Year" were critically acclaimed fan favorites like "Grand Theft Auto V," "BioShock Infinite" and "The Last of Us." So which game took home the big honor? Don't worry; we're going to reveal the winners of each category, including "Game of the Year." But first we want to give you the opportunity to pull a Kanye and tell us which game you really think should have won. Vote in each of the polls below, and then click the link to learn the winner.
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Why A Trompe L'Oeil Tech BusAny mention of tech buses in San Francisco should come with a trigger warning, because pretty much every discussion surrounding the massive, much-maligned vehicles comes fully equipped with deep... contention. Now, the winners of an unofficial competition to rebrand the behemoths--which are often partially bright white and completely unmarked--has sparked a new debate over art, ownership, and community. Buckle up.
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Flappy Bird has to be one of the more popular games available for Android at the moment. In fact we're not sure if its developer even expected for the game to be raking in the money to begin with, but... it's one of those things that you never expected to be so fun, addictive, and incredibly frustrating at the same time. Well if you're looking to improve your technique with the game, a video has been posted on YouTube under Dumb Stupid Videos in which the video's narrator promises to teach you how to "cheat and beat" the incredibly popular game. While we won't spoil it for the rest of you guys, let's just say that there is a very unexpected twist at the end of the video which might also be a great, but expensive way, of curbing your addiction of the game. So if you have a couple of minutes to...
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Roku reveals plans for third-party themes

Slash Gear - 8 Feb 2014 02:38
Those with a Roku player were graced with a new homescreen for a while over the winter holidays, shaking of the typical purple homescreen with a bit of snow-themed color. …
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Snapchat Vulnerability CouldDoes popular IM app Snapchat have security flaws? Yes it does, as you might recall it wasn't too ago that Snapchat experienced a data leak that resulted in millions of user names and phone numbers... getting public. Now we would think that having that one security scare was enough to send the developers at Snapchat scrambling to make their app as secure as possible, but perhaps there could be more work left to be done, thanks to a recent report by cyber security research, Jamie Sanchez. Sanchez recently discovered a security vulnerability that would allow hackers to flood a Snapchat user with thousands of messages in seconds, essentially leading to a denial of service. "By reusing old tokens, hackers can send massive amounts of messages using powerful computers. This method could be used by...
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Meet ERWIN, the friendly robot

Times of India - 8 Feb 2014 02:36
Meet ERWIN, the friendly robotERWIN (Emotional Robot with Intelligent Network) is the world's friendliest robot, built by an Indian student in UK, capable of expressing five basic emotions while interacting with a human.     
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What Is a Subduction Zone?

Live Science - 8 Feb 2014 02:36
What Is a Subduction Zone?A subduction zone is a collision between two of Earth's tectonic plates, where one plate sinks into the mantle underneath the other plate.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Says iPhoneIn an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Apple CEO Tim Cook explained his views on topics ranging from smartphones to cash return to shareholders. To understand how Apple will make decisions in... the future, it’s important to parse his words and thoughts. Briefly below we’ll look at the financial and the strategic comments made by the technology executive. Strategic As has been recently pointed out by ZDNet’s Ed Bott, Apple generates more than half its revenue from the iPhone line of smartphones. No other product group at Apple breaks the 20 percent mark. Given that reality, Apple’s work to expand the carrier base that it can sell iPhones into is key for the company. According to Cook, Apple will pick up 50 new carriers globally this quarter alone. That’s nearly breakneck...
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Sobbing their way toGoldsmiths researchers say those with high emotional intelligence are more likely to get in the 'zone', and say it could explain the secret of musical success.
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Security expert calls outA security expert is calling "fraudulent" a recent NBC News story about computer hacking at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, CNET reports, after discovering certain inconsistencies with NBC reporter... Richard Engel's story. Robert Graham from Errata Security said NBC’s warning that "if you bring your mobile phone or laptop to the Sochi Olympics, it’ll immediately be hacked the moment you turn it on," was fraudulent, as it suggested that athletes and their families will be almost certainly hacked when connecting their devices to local Wi-Fi networks when arriving in Sochi. Graham revealed that Engel was actually "getting hacked" in a café in Moscow, not Sochi, and his devices were hacked because they were accessing fraudulent Winter Olympics websites set up by
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We apologize for any errors you may have witnessed Adrianne Jeffries encounter today. To be completely honest, it's the end of the week and we're tired. So things didn't go exactly as we planned. Is... it really that big of a problem? Come on! Why do you have to be like that? Why can't you just accept us the way we are? Whatever. Enjoy this episode. We'll see you on Monday.
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Trial for alleged Silk RoadRoss Ulbricht, the alleged creator of the Silk Road online black market, will go to trial in November and be held until then without bail, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday. Ulbricht has pled... not guilty to a range of charges tied to his alleged activities with Silk Road, including a so-called "kingpin" charge often reserved for organized crime groups. He was arraigned Friday at the U.S. Court for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan. At that hearing, Judge Katherine Forrest set the trial for November. Prosecutors and defense attorneys will attempt to sort out what evidence can be presented at trial, according to a schedule laid out by the judge.
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It seems the Loch Ness Monster has left the building — that is, if she was ever in it. For 18 months there have been no confirmed sightings of the supposed being, said to reside in the second... largest body of water in Scotland. It's the longest period of time without a Nessie sighting in nearly 90 years, the BBC reports. See also: 10 Amazing Google Earth and Maps Discoveries Gary Campbell is a Scottish accountant who has been keeping a register of Nessie sightings for 17 years, back when he claims to have seen something suspicious himself. Campbell said this is the first time since 1925 no one has come forward for so long.
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Technology developed at UWhen it comes to head lice, there's an inescapable ick factor.
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Permian Period: Climate, Animals & Plants

Live Science - 8 Feb 2014 02:26
Permian Period: Climate,The Permian Period lasted from 299 million to 251 million years ago. Two groups of animals that dominated the period would later branch into mammals and reptiles.
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This week in science, we learned about a magnetic internal compass that salmon use to navigate; responded to some creationist questions and arguments; and got a look at a wobbly little planet in the... Cygnus constellation about 2,300 light-y
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Sochi Olympics CybersecurityBy Will Dunham WASHINGTON, Feb 7
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BlackBerry Ontario Revealed In Benchmarks

Ubergizmo - 8 Feb 2014 02:21
BlackBerry Ontario Revealed InWe have heard how BlackBerry and Foxconn have teamed up to create a series of BlackBerry handsets, with the first fruit from their efforts expected to debut at MWC 2014 in the form of the BlackBerry... Jakarta. However we expect that the Jakarta might not be the only handset that BlackBerry has up their sleeves, thanks to a recent benchmark sighting in which a certain BlackBerry Ontario has been revealed. If you're wondering why the Ontario name sounds familiar (apart from the fact that it is a province in Canada), it is because it is a BlackBerry 10 device that has been talked about in the past. However given BlackBerry's recent financial troubles, we had heard that the Canadian company had reportedly put on ice future BlackBerry devices, although this was before their partnership with...
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This Week's Best Photo-RelatedDid you guys know there is a Gizmodo subdomain where you can go for all things photographic? Yep! It's called Reframe, and it's where you'll find additional coverage of gear, techniques, news, and all... kinds of great stuff related to the crafts of photography and videography.
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Real life Spider-Man climbsI can't imagine climbing 10 feet and this guy did 1500 with no equipment. He's basically Spider-Man. Rock climber Alex Honnold used no equipment to scale the 1500-foot limestone wall of El Sendero... Luminoso in El Potrero Chico, Mexico. It's the first ever free solo ascent of the wall.
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Sony Hints At Possible WindowsSony had recently announced that they would be selling off their VAIO PC division to a Japanese investment firm who would continue producing VAIO computers, except that its availability would be... limited to Japan at the moment. Considering that the VAIO PC division was pretty much the only division in Sony that ran Microsoft's Windows platform, does that mean that Sony is done with Windows completely? Well yes and no. Speaking in Tokyo, Sony's CEO Kazuo Hirai confirmed (via ASCII) that Windows for PC is not part of Sony's future, but the good news is that they might not discount Windows for mobile entirely. “Windows products will go to the new company," he said, and at the same time reaffirmed Sony's commitment to mobile, such as smartphones and tablets. “In the mobile arena, we decided...
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Eliss Infinity Review

Mac Life - 8 Feb 2014 02:17
Eliss Infinity hurls you into an abstract universe where you sort planets for obliteration. They materialize somewhat randomly on the screen and must be manipulated by your digits, making them a... suitable size to dump in "squeesars" that periodically appear and wink said planets out of existence. Naturally, there are twists that hamper any thought that you'll be done with your planet disposal within mere minutes. Almost immediately, you discover that the limited energy bar is rapidly depleted when two planets of a different color collide. Fortunately, you get a brief warning should an incoming planet appear ready to materialize beneath one of another color, but constant vigilance is the order of the day. As you move through Odyssey mode's 25 sectors, it's soon clear that each requires a...
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Nokia and HTC bury hatchet inNokia and HTC have settled their long-running patent infringement battles, which played out in several countries and have seen a handful of HTC phones banned from sale in Europe. The two companies,... both major players in the smartphone industry, said they have agreed on a "patent and technology collaboration" that will settle all outstanding litigation. Precise details were not revealed, but the companies said HTC will pay Nokia an undisclosed sum and the collaboration will involve HTC's patents on LTE technology. LTE, often called 4G, is a high-speed wireless data transmission technology being rolled out by carriers in many countries. Nokia's chief intellectual property officer, Paul Melin, hailed the agreement as validating Nokia's patents while HTC's general counsel, Grace Lei, said her...
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If You Didn't Get Intro'd ToLinkedIn is killing its Intro service--a function designed to display your contacts' LinkedIn profiles directly in Apple Mail messages. LinkedIn launched Intro last fall, not even four months ago;... the company gave no explanation for its demise. Though Intro is shutting down, people will still be able to use Rapportive, an email service that displays correspondents' contact information on Gmail and which powered the Intro service.
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The Little-Known Science ThatQuite simply because the science of crystallography has revolutionised how we live - and yet few people know about it.
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How Cold Weather Makes YouThe winter of 2010 was brutal. In February, three blizzards smashed into the mid-Atlantic in the span of three weeks, burying the region under record amounts of snow. Thousands of people lost power;... grocery-store shelves were stripped bare; cars were abandoned on highways; even the federal government shut down. The first two blizzards, which were Category 3 winter storms, paralyzed cities from Washington, D.C., to New York and became known, collectively, as the Snowmageddon. Lisa Zaval, a researcher studying perceptions of global warming, told me that she noticed that the “storm seemed to have a very strange side effect: an increase in skeptical remarks about global warming.” News reports, she said, expressed disbelief in the phenomenon, while blogs like If Global Warming Is Real Then...
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Smiley Like You Mean It: HowWe may not spend a lot of time thinking about the emoticons we insert into our emails and text messages, but it turns out that they reveal something interesting about the way we perceive facial... expressions.
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Yes, sometimes doctors use TV shows and Google in addition to textbooks and experience to sort out what's going on with their patients.
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Spinal Stenosis: Symptoms & Treatment

Live Science - 8 Feb 2014 02:07
Spinal Stenosis: Symptoms &Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal, the opening created by the small hole found in each of the vertebrae that make up the human spinal column.
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How to cheat at Flappy Bird for Android

Android Central - 8 Feb 2014 02:07
How to cheat at Flappy BirdVictory is just a root away God I hate this game. I just want it to be done so it can go away. Hats off to the developer who figured out how to make a few dollars from endless frustration and a couple... hours of coding, but Flappy Bird needs to die. It hit me this afternoon — the best way to stop playing a game is to cheat so hard you'll never be able to match the result by normal means. After that, you never want to play again and don't care when everyone else talks abut playing it. Luckily, Flappy Bird is as easy to cheat at as it is to die flapping.
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LA building's lights interfereWhen a certain Los Angeles office building lights up, it's a dark day for nearby cellphone users, according to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. Fluorescent lights at Ernst & Young Plaza, a... 41-story tower near the heart of downtown, emit frequencies that interfere with the Verizon Wireless 700MHz network, the agency said in a citation issued on Friday against building owner Brookfield Office Properties. The FCC's message comes through loud and clear in the filing: Brookfield could be fined up to US$16,000 a day if it keeps using the interfering lights, up to a total of $112,500. The alleged violation could also lead to "criminal sanctions, including imprisonment," the citation says.
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10 must-see videos of the week

CNET - 8 Feb 2014 02:04
The Roku 3 and Apple TV duke it out, our high-end Valentine's Day gift picks, and snowmaking tech revealed.
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There's a "social media photo booth" at the Olympic Village in Sochi and the idea is simple, but cool: Athletes step into the booth, take a selfie, share it online. The space is also a convenient... place to connect with other Olympians IRL The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has posted several of the photos to Facebook, and here's one of Team USA women's bobsledder Elana Meyers. See also: 15 Winter Olympians to Follow on Instagram On Thursday, however, the selfie booth got a more high profile visitor than Meyers — a more high profile visitor than probably any Olympian, in fact. Here's a selfie from none other than United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, which the IOC shared exclusively with Mashable on Friday
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Rejecting less-than-perfect livers is a risky decision for patients.
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Build a Smartphone Holder IntoIf your car still has a cassette deck (and you're not using it), Instructables user alanreid shows off how to build a smartphone holder right into that deck to make better use of that wasted space.
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The Dangers of Dating a Butterphone

Gizmodo - 8 Feb 2014 02:00
The Dangers of Dating aWe've all been there before. You're out at a bar with friends when--suddenly--you find yourself talking the man and/or woman of your dreams. You exchange numbers, and the next morning, after carefully... crafting your first sober communication, you await his or her response with bated breath. Your phone vibrates. You look down, eyes opened wide. And then--there it is, burning your eyes like a slap in the face. Green chat bubbles.
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You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the... top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all...
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New Research Reveals How Polar Bears Stay Warm

Live Science - 8 Feb 2014 01:57
New Research Reveals How PolarFindings could also explain why they're invisible to night-vision goggles.
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Bippity boppity boo-yah, the opening ceremony looked familiar The kickoff to the Winter Olympics on Friday included the type of artistry and magic that would make Walt Disney proud. Fireworks cascaded... over Sochi and a Prince Charming lookalike danced to Swan Lake. The whole thing looked eerily similar to a few of our favorite Disney movies See also: The Evolution of Winter Olympics in GIFs Although Mickey Mouse would never put on a show without checking the lights first BONUS: Sochi Opening Ceremony Highlights
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Stunned by the high costs of many of the new "Made for iPhone" (MFi) products? Apparently those high costs at least partially spring from Apple's high licensing costs. Change might be on the way,... though, as Japanese site Mac Otakara reports (via MacRumors), as Apple has both reduced the licensing costs for the program and the price of the associated Lightning cables and other accessories. The fees go all the way back to 2005, when MFi was better understood to stand for "Made for iPod." In order to ensure some degree of quality control, Apple allegedly required a 10 percent fee calculated from the wholesale price of the product in question. Once the iPhone and the iPad were brought under the MFi banner, the Lightning cable introduced in 2012 was included in the program's guidelines on...
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Got a lot of hard drives to wipe? Here are three different methods you can use to wipe them - software, hardware, and the hands-on method.
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Ever wanted to know just how far technology has jumped ahead in the last 22 years? According to Bret Swanson at Tech Policy Daily (via Cult of Mac), you can get the best idea simply by considering... what it would have cost to build the current iPhone back then. According to his estimates, it would have cost Apple more than $3 million to build an equally capable machine in 1991, and that's on the cheap side. Fortunately, Swanson included his math. By his estimate, a chip with the same power of the A7 would have sported a $620,000 pricetag, but the real price killer would have been technology that could have equaled the iPhone's LTE connection and its 15 Mbps downloads. So that's $620,000 for a processor capable of 20,500 MIPS (millions of instructions per second), a 32GB flash memory for...
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An anonymous reader writes "Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), are leaning on the United States government to discourage India from allowing the production and sale of... affordable generic drugs to treat diseases such as cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and hepatitis. India is currently on the U.S. government's Priority Watch List — countries whose practices on protecting intellectual property Washington believes should be monitored closely. Last year Novartis lost a six-year legal battle after the Indian Supreme court ruled that small changes and improvements to the drug Glivec did not amount to innovation deserving of a patent. Western drugmakers Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Roche Holding, Sanofi, and others have a bigger share of the fast-growing drug market...
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[From GamerTell] Team Ninja will be bringing their unique style to the PS4.
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3D Scanning Saved TheseIn May 2013, a storm uncovered these ancient footprints on an English beach. At over 800,000 years old, they're the oldest human ancestor footprints ever found outside of Africa. The storm that... revealed them soon washed them away too, but scientists have been studying the footprints for months after the fact, thanks to 3D imaging.
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The more news we hear about the beta patches for iOS 7.1, the more it sounds like a release of Apple's operating system that should make even the staunchest critics happier. And according to 9to5Mac... (which seems quite in-the-know these days), we won't have to wait much longer. Based on their "reliable" sources, we'll likely see the highly anticipated patch sometime in March. As we've seen in previous coverage, the OS overhaul will include everything from visual tweaks to bug fixes to some improved features. But according to the sources in question, what you see (in previous coverage) is essentially what you get. Source: 9to5Mac In their words, "While recent reports are pegging a launch sooner than later, reliable sources say that Apple is currently planning to ship iOS 7.1, the first...
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Giant dancing teddy bears, women in questionable outfits, a girl flying through the air — we're not describing a Miley Cyrus concert, but rather the Winter Olympics opening ceremony. The Olympics... usually stand for tradition, culture and athleticism, but the opening ceremony gives countries a change to add their own particular flair. And what did Putin opt for? Disney-inspired ballerinas, a mechanical horse and dancing jellyfish. See also: 13 Olympic Figure Skaters Whose Faces Might Get Stuck Like This Sochi also had a bit of hard time getting all five Olympic rings working properly. Perhaps there's hope for the closing ceremony, though.
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Following its plan adjustments earlier this month, Aio Wireless has announced the expansion of its product offerings with three additional smartphones: the Moto G, Nokia Lumia 520, and the ZTE …
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A massive avalanche violently invaded the Passeier Valley--in South Tyrol--yesterday. In this video it looks harmless until you get to the 1:30 mark. Then things start to get scary and weird.
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Astronomy Cast Ep. 334: Chelyabinsk

Universe Today - 8 Feb 2014 01:37
Around this time last year a space rock crashed into the Earth above Chelyabinsk, Russia. It brightened the skies for hundreds of kilometers, broke windows and injured many people. Let’s look back... at the event. What happened, and what did we learn? (...)Read the rest of Astronomy Cast Ep. 334: Chelyabinsk (46 words) © Fraser […]
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Rockstar Games founders,Relive the 2014 D.I.C.E. Awards thanks to the magic of photographic technology, with looks at the evenings top winners and a rare peek at Rockstar Games' founders. The post Rockstar Games founders,... Naughty Dog highlight our 2014 D.I.C.E. Awards gallery appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Don't like your Facebook LookAs promised, Facebook now lets you edit your Look Back video. The social network recently launched a Look Back page to celebrate its tenth anniversary. If you visit that page, Facebook's algorithm... will auto-generate a video of your profile history....
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We Heart It Is TheWith teens and young adults leaving Facebook in droves, it’s up to social networks like We Heart It to pick up the slack. The new image-centric app is gaining a ton of traction with this... highly-coveted target demographic, breaking the…
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In this week's episode of Ask A VC, Storm Ventures' managing director Jason Lemkin joined us in the studio to talk about enterprise, sales models and more.
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Samsung has been reprimanded by the U.S. Justice Department for using its standards-essential or FRAND patents to seek an import ban against some older Apple products into the United States. The DoJ... investigated the case after concerns were raised about companies unfairly wielding their standards-essential patents to hamper competition. As part of their extensive legal back-and-forth over patents, Samsung and Apple went before the U.S. International Trade Commission which ordered an import ban on several older Apple products saying they had violated a particular standards-essential Samsung patent. Apple argued that Samsung was asking an unfair licensing fee, but the ITC ruled that the Samsung's claims could proceed nonetheless. The Obama administration ended up vetoing the import ban, the...
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Webee: A home hub that's allThe smart home is fine, but I'm still waiting for it to learn and anticipate my needs as opposed to me having to program them. The team behind an Indiegogo product called Webee feels the same way.
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Nokia And HTC Agree To SettleWould it be more expensive for HTC to find workarounds for their devices in order to avoid infringing upon Nokia's patents, or to sign an agreement with them in which HTC would pay Nokia in order to... use their patents? Perhaps HTC has crunched the numbers and realized that the latter would make better financial sense because Nokia has recently announced that they and HTC have agreed to settle all outstanding patent litigation and to enter into a patent agreement, although exactly how much HTC will be paying Nokia for the right to use their patents remains unknown, unsurprisingly. (more…) Follow: Cellphones, HTC, legal, Nokia, Patent, Nokia And HTC Agree To Settle Their Patent Litigations original content from Ubergizmo.     
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Nokia Teases Windows Phone Announcement

Ubergizmo - 8 Feb 2014 01:24
Does Nokia have a new device in the works that has yet to be announced? At the moment we can only think of two devices that the Finnish company has yet to reveal: the Nokia Normandy and the Nokia... Lumia Icon which is a Windows Phone handset destined for Verizon. While it looks like Nokia could be making the announcement soon thanks to a new teaser trailer that Nokia recently uploaded onto YouTube. The clip itself is relatively short and is about 15 seconds long. All the video contains is a sound of a car engine revving and the words, "Have you heard what's coming?" and "See and hear what you've been missing." Of course the video could be talking about the Nokia Normandy, which is allegedly Nokia's take on Android, but at the end of the video, a Windows Phone logo pops up which would then...
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The Suck UK Rechargeable Bottle Light turns old bottles into new lights. The sleek bottle stopper houses an LED light for creative mood lighting.
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Tim Cook Compares Android To Europe

Ubergizmo - 8 Feb 2014 01:23
Tim Cook Compares Android ToWhile Apple's Mac computers are starting to become more commonplace, it is safe to say that their distribution numbers still pale in comparison to the likes of the Windows platform where it is used... more widely, especially in schools, businesses, and governments. That being said, is it fair to compare iOS to OS X where the latter is viewed as a niche player just because it is by Apple? Well perhaps not, and that's what Apple's CEO, Tim Cook refutes when asked if the mobile market will eventually follow the PC market where Apple will end up catering to a niche market with iOS. Cook stated that directly comparing the PC and mobile market doesn't work due to the differences. One of the reasons is because unlike Mac where there aren't as many apps available compared to Windows, iOS has a very...
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Unique 'smart covers' make modding your mobe a snap Upstart Finnish smartphone company Jolla has released a developer kit that enables independent tinkerers to create devices for The Other Half (TOH),... Jolla's exclusive, snap-on peripheral system....
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TV sales take a hit in 2013,A new report put out by IHS Technology shows TV sales have dropped for two years in a row, down to 34 million in 2013 for the first time in 5 years. But the drought isn't likely to last long, with... some tantalizing new technology on the horizon. The post TV sales take a hit in 2013, but the slump won’t last long appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Urbanization, Gentrification,The "smart city" might not be so smart, and gentrification might not be so bad. Plus a sad story about how urban development is destroying Chinese villages--300 of them per day. This is our weekly... look at What's Ruining Our Cities.
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Law would force vendors to offer remote bricking Lawmakers in California have introduced a bill that would force vendors to equip all mobile phones and tablets in the state with a remote-wipe tool....
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Bungie's 'Destiny' seen as theDespite the yearly release schedule, the gaming populace has still yet to tire of the Call of Duty franchise, a series of first-person shooters that has kept Activision at the top of its game for... nearly a decade. Call of Duty: Ghosts was another huge success late last year, but during Activision’s earnings call earlier this week, President and CEO Bobby Kotick told investors that Destiny, the upcoming title from the creators of Halo, could be Activision’s “next billion dollar franchise.” Kotick said that he and his colleagues “expect that Destiny will become the best selling new video game IP in history when it launches across Xbox and PlayStation consoles on September 9th.” Considering how few original properties have been
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Squeaks past Exxon Mobil, sets sights on Cupertino Apple may handily hold the title of World's Most Valuable Company when measured by the size of its market capitalization, but the number-two spot,... long held by fossil-fuel pusher Exxon Mobil, has been usurped by one of Cupertino's craftiest competitors: Google....
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Impressive Desert Dust StormNASA's Aqua satellite snapped a photo of a dust storm blowing over the Taklimakan Desert in China on Feb. 1, 2014. The source of the dust is actually seasonal ponds that leave behind minerals picked... up by winds.
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Big Blue tackles big cloud compatibility problem IBM has developed a tool to tackle fragmentation in the cloud management ecosystem, and hopes its approach will encourage more providers to support... OpenStack-based applications without having to run OpenStack....
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Researchers have created a prosthetic hand that allows the wearer to feel objects via wires to the nerves in the upper arm.
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If you have been frustrated with the hugely successful and extremely difficult game Flappy Bird, here's a tutorial that will teach you how to beat the hell out of it. It's actually really easy once... you learn this technique.
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The prepaid carrier chooses Valentine's Day to expand its smartphone portfolio with three new offerings.
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HVAC Vendor Confirms Link toWhile it's been widely reported since Wednesday that Fazio Mechanical Services was the third party vendor whose login information the Target hackers hijacked, president and owner Ross E. Fazio has... finally put out an official statement confirming his company's role in the attack.
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Soon you'll be able to use OpenTable to not only book your restaurant reservation, but pay for your meal as well. As rumored last year, the program is currently being tested at new diners and... restaurants in San Francisco area, with plans to expand to...
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ShopAndroid.com Sale: LoveSave 20% on all Android cases and accessories this Valentine's Day by using coupon code 'sweet20' at checkout! Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and while you're probably thinking flowers and... chocolates for the significant other in your life, you don't want to forget to take care of the other sweetie in your life. You know the one we're talking about. The one that's in your hand all day long. Your phone! In honor of Valentine's Day, you can show your Android a little love and save 20 percent on all Android cases and accessories at ShopAndroid.com in our Valentine's Day Sale. To take advantage of the savings, all you need to do is enter in coupon code sweet20 during the checkout process. Free shipping is available on all orders over $50 (domestic U.S./Canada), and you have lots...
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Teledildonics: The Weird,Sex toys are great, but they still can't compare to skin-on-skin contact. That may be about to change--kind of--thanks to a new generation of internet-enabled playthings that fall under the... awesomely-named umbrella of teledildonics. These toys let long-distance partners "feel" each other in real-time via data-enabled devices.
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Today In Dystopian War RobotsA merry TIDWRTWHUFOO to you and yours! This week’s installment brings you some DIY, some dangerous, and some fun. Can you guess which is which? Probably not, because all of these robots will... eventually eat your eyes like lychee jellies. First up we have this autonomous Ardiuno robot that looks fairly harmless. Created by a cool Redditor, the robot can go around objects using a very basic bit of logic and some sensors. The code for the robot is right here and the video is unique in that the robot’s creator expresses heartfelt joy at his creation and he is not screaming in terror as the robot mauls his couch. Then we have this autonomous boat that can map hard-to-access rivers and lakes and features an on-board laser scanner and autonomous quad-copter that can get a bird’s eye view....
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This Week in Time Capsules:This week in our time capsule news round-up we have 100-year-old papers that look like they were printed just yesterday, a Girl Scout capsule that won't be opened until the year 2214, and some... artifacts in Florida from the ancient Age of Videotape.
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Spread Salt More Evenly with a Flower Pot

Life Hacker - 8 Feb 2014 01:00
Spread Salt More Evenly with aSpreading salt (or gravel) on snow or ice helps it melt faster and provides some much-needed traction. Redditor TheGuyThatAteYourDog shows us an easy way to spread salt evenly.
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Our Favorite Android, iOS, andIt's the end of a long week and the beginning of Winter Olympic madness. Don't let your smartphone or tablet get left behind--turn it into a gold-medal productivity star, or the olympic village of... time-wasting games, with our favorite new apps.
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Apple's iOS 7.1 updateiOS 7.1 is currently scheduled for release in March, according to 9to5Mac. The long-awaited update is said to include numerous bug fixes and slight tweaks to iOS 7's user interface. Apple recent... distributed the fifth beta of iOS 7.1 to registered iOS developers, so 9to5Mac's timeframe isn't by any means unreasonable. The site previously reported on some of the visual changes included in the betas so far; Apple has made small changes to the dialer, Music app, and users also now have the option of turning off wallpaper motion, or the "parallax" effect, while keeping folder animations turned on.
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Firefox's Chrome-LikeThis has been a long time in the making, but after almost three months of testing in the highly experimental Firefox Nightly release channel, Firefox’s new Australis user interface has now found its... way into the pre-beta Aurora channel. The new user interface, which the company has been working on for a long time, gives the browser a more Chrome-like look. As in Chrome, the settings and options are now behind the same kind of drawer menu next to the URL bar as in Google’s browser and rounded tabs at the top of the screen. These similarities with Chrome is likely the first thing users will notice. Indeed, if you quickly switch back and forth between the two, you’ll likely get confused about which one is which. The team also completely redesigned the menu too, and added a large number...
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Moto G coming to Aio Wireless Feb. 14th for $149

Android Central - 8 Feb 2014 00:55
Moto G coming to Aio Wireless$79 ZTE Sonata 4G also available starting today As the Moto G continues its march through seemingly every carrier and retailer, Aio Wireless has just announced that it will carry Motorola's... inexpensive handset starting February 14th. The Moto G will set you back $149 without a contract, which is a $30 savings over the unlocked GSM model but currently a $50 bump over the carrier-specific CDMA versions on Verizon and U.S. Cellular. Another even cheaper device, the ZTE Sonata 4G, also goes on sale from the prepaid carrier today. It's hard to expect much with this device, and you'll be getting a 4-inch 480x800 display, dual-core processor and a 5MP camera. But for $79 off-contract, that will probably be enough. Aio Wireless operates on the AT&T network (and is actually owned by the carrier),...
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An anonymous reader writes "Mozilla has officially launched the Gigabit Community Fund, an organization that seeks to 'advance the development, experimentation and implementation of learning and... workforce opportunities enhanced by new, super powerful Internet technologies.' The intent is to provide funding around cities like Kansas City and Chattanooga (and more, as fiber networks spread) for people to build open source applications that take advantage of super-fast fiber connections. 'The new $300,000 fund aims to bring discoveries out of the lab and into the field to help move prototypes to Minimum Viable Pilots and get tools in the hands of users. In each city, two, 12-week pilot periods will run, with up to 10 projects receiving awards between $5,000 and $30,000.'"
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[From GamerTell] The Banner Saga has exceeded its creators' expectations, becoming a commercial and critical success. And despite King.com's threats to Stoic Games over the use of 'Saga' in The Banner... Saga title, the developer has confirmed they're moving forward on the next installment.
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Gizmodo The 19 Sochi Olympians You Should Follow on Instagram | Jezebel Farrah Abraham Admits She Was Lying About Her Sex Tape | Jalopnik Woman Takes Cab Ride From NYC To MA That She Couldn't Pay For... | Kotaku Fake Zombies Terrorize New York Pedestrians | Kinja Popular Posts
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10,000 Racial Slurs AreAccording to a new study by think tank Demos, 10,000 tweets containing a racial slur of some sort are posted on Twitter every day. To arrive at that figure, the group’s social media unit analyzed a... whopping 126,975 English-language tweets from around the globe over a 9-day period last November. It’s not all bad news though. As many as 70 percent of tweets containing racial epithets use them in a “non-derogatory fashion -- often to describe themselves or their own community” in a way that might express group solidarity or “re-claim” slurs. Only one percent used them as part of a political statement or call to action. The U.K.-based study comes only a few months after Twitter rolled out the “report abuse” button in August. Researchers who conducted the study found that as few...
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There's a kind of stop-motion animation* called "vinylmation" right this minute, if you did not know, using vinyl toys as the models and just as simple a stop-motion technique as …
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Following the popularity of those battle bots from a few years ago, it only makes sense that someone, somewhere, would pit quadcopters against each other in a battle to the death--or at least first... crash.
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Android Central 170: Alex in Wonderland

Android Central - 8 Feb 2014 00:39
Android Central 170: Alex inPodcast MP3 URL:  ://traffic.libsyn.com/androidcentral/acpc170.mp3 Thing 1: Devices, devices everywhere Sony Xperia Z1 Compact versus Z1 HTC One, one year on LG G Flex (AT&T) review Red Nexus 5... unboxing and hands-on Pebble Steel retail unboxing and hands-on Chromecast reportedly hitting the UK as soon as March 1 HTC: A wearable device will be here by the Christmas season First HTC M8 photo shows dual rear cameras Thing 2: More things Nexus 5 launcher becomes 'Google Now Launcher' after Search update NBC News and the bullshit 'ZOMG Sochi Olympics Android hack' story Android 4.x now on 78.6% of active devices, KitKat still under 2% Beta version of Pebble app with new appstore now available to developers Samsung Unpacked 5 (and Galaxy S5, perhaps) coming to Mobile World Congress Google...
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In an interview with the Wall Street Journal today, Apple CEO Tim Cook talked extensively on a variety of topics, ranging from business in general to product specifics. Among them …
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Intro, we hardly knew you:LinkedIn has "retired" its barely-three-months-old iPhone app, LinkedIn Intro. LinkedIn says it wants to focus on other projects, but the real reasoning may be because of Intro's invasive nature, as... how critics have described the app. The post Intro, we hardly knew you: LinkedIn gets rid of its 3-month-old email-centric iPhone app appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Astronomy Cast Ep. 333: When Worlds Collide

Universe Today - 8 Feb 2014 00:36
Just take a look at the surface of the Moon and you can see it experienced a savage beating in the past. Turns out, the whole Solar System is a cosmic shooting gallery, with stuff crashing into other... stuff. It sure sounds violent, but then, we wouldn’t be here without it. (...)Read the rest of […]
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How Your Favorite Web Site Gets Taken Out

Scientific American - 8 Feb 2014 00:35
Every week brings us news of another Web site taken out by hackers or even foreign governments. At the heart of all this digital mischief is the denial of service attack, which floods a Web site... with... --
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Review: The nicest iPhone caseIf you're looking for the best iPhone case ever made, look no further. When it comes to iPhone cases I've tried just about all of them. Protective cases from companies like Otterbox, Lifeproof, and... HardCandy, super-slim cases that add barely any bulk to the device, wallet cases for holding cash and cards, and just about […]
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Google should license itsBuilding a gigabit network is unfortunately not a fast proposition. It takes time and money to dig trenches or string fiber. But in an op-ed over at Ars Technica, the CEO of Wicked Broadband in... Lawrence, Kansas suggests that if Google really wanted to drive broadband […]
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Engadget Podcast 383 - 2.7.14

Engadget - 8 Feb 2014 00:31
Your host Terrence O'Brien weaves his way through this week's hot topics with the agility of an Olympian athlete, aided by what can only be described as: the cult of Joseph Volpe's personality.... Missing from today's podcast is Ben Gilbert, who will be...
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Apple buyback takes $14bn of its stock

The Australian - 8 Feb 2014 00:31
Apple buyback takes $14bn ofAPPLE has repurchased $US14 billion of its stock in the two weeks after its financial results and revenue outlook disappointed investors.
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Reporter Tracks Your LifeiPhone: If you're looking for a quantified self tracker that manages to be both simple and filled with charts, Reporter is an iPhone app that pings you with simple quizzes throughout the day and then... collates that into graphs.
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A new PayPal service lets you order a custom-written poem for your paramour just in time for Valentine's Day. Crave writer Michael Franco tells you all about it in partial verse.
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Add a terrific keyboard toI use my iPad Air a lot, and when Logitech sent me their new $149.99 CAD FabricSkin Keyboard Folio for iPad Air I was very interested in trying it out.
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Shawn Elledge and team put on a well run, highly focused summit on integrated marketing in several cities around the country. Get to one if you can. Come prepared to learn.
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Settle the Tab from YourI don’t care if you’re surrounded by the most wonderful people in the world; waiting for the check to arrive in the midst of a food coma is the worst part of dining out. So I’m glad that... OpenTable is trying to get rid of the paper check ritual for good. A pilot program in San Francisco is letting diners pay through their phones, so they can just get up and leave whenever they feel like it. Users who participate in the program add a credit card through the OpenTable app beforehand. Items then show up on the bill in real-time, and diners can pay at the end with just a swipe. Tax and tip are added automatically, and receipts are sent via e-mail. There’s no paper bill invovled. OpenTable spokeswoman Tiffany Fox told me by e-mail that the goal really is to let you leave the restaurant...
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Customize What Shows in the iTunes Sidebar

OS X Daily - 8 Feb 2014 00:24
The iTunes sidebar is now invisible by default, but if you’re one of us who like to show the sidebar all the time you may also want to customize what’s visible in it. This lets you control whether... or not to hide or show any of the iTunes library media types that are visible in ...
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It would seem that the term "exports" is going to be continuing to take hold as Blizzard has suggested that they'll be funding "collegiate exports" soon. This "Membership Milestone Program" …
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Renewable Energy Rides theA clever new idea could save renewable energy for when the wind is not blowing and the sun is not shining.
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Gasping and shivering, entrepreneurs from 26 Finnish startups jumped into near zero-temperature water Friday in one of the most unusual pitches ever for funding.
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These Retro-Cool Posters LetHave you ever dreamed about living in your favorite movie? Maybe you want to float through space chatting with HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey, or kick it with crazy Jack Nicholson in The Shining.... Well, now you can get one step closer with these posters of classic movie interiors.
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Sega redesigns the iconic blue hero for a new game and TV series, California pushes for a smartphone kill switch, and Amazon adds new tricks to its shopping app.
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Did you watch that? It’s total crap. The security expert quoted in the piece, Kyle Wilhoit, has just written a blog post that calls out the report, essentially saying that the hacks shown in the... video can happen anywhere, and…
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iOS 7 vs iOS 7.1: What's going to be new?‏

Pocket-lint - 8 Feb 2014 00:18
iOS 7 vs iOS 7.1: What's goingApple is currently developing iOS 7.1, the first significant update to iOS 7. It's largely expected to release in less than a month. Unlike iOS 7, iOS 7.1 will not be a completely new OS update. It... therefore won't roll out with any mind-blowing features,...
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TicketLeap lets you cash in onWe trey out and speak to the creators of TicketLeap, a new service that's trying to take online ticketing to the next level with a new mobile-first design and ticketing engine. The post TicketLeap... lets you cash in on your shindigs with DIY ticket sales appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Coaches for the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Olympic teams are using a slow-motion video iPad app to record, analyze, and improve athlete performance ahead of competitive events that will begin next... Wednesday. Ubersense Coach, the app being used, specializes in slow motion video analysis, allowing coaches to record up to 120 FPS video using the iPhone or iPad camera. Captured video is then played back in super slow motion for a frame-by-frame analysis of technique. The app, which Ubersense says is used by professional and amateur coaches alike, also includes zooming and panning tools, side-by-side comparisons, and both audio recording and drawing tools for making notes. Along with being used by the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Olympic teams, the Ubersense Coach app has also been promoted by...
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"Our games will be cool," assured Dmitry Chernyshenko, president of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, during his speech at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony Friday. The festivities, which NBC... will broadcast stateside at 7:30 p.m. ET Friday, opened with the Parade of Nations, where athletes from 88 national delegations introduced themselves by walking into Fisht Olympic Stadium while wielding their countries' flags. The three-hour ceremony continued with a glimpse at Russian history (watch NBC's sneak peeks, below) See also: 'Lesbian' Duo tATu Performs at Winter Olympics Opener The night ended with hockey legend Vladislav Tretiak and figure skater Irina Rodnina lighting the Olympic Cauldron. They were the final torchbearers on the months-long torch relay, which included sending the...
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Shutterstock Adds 4K Video

TechCrunch - 8 Feb 2014 00:07
Shutterstock, the publicly traded stock photography and video site, has quietly launched support for 4K video. As the company tells us, it has already amassed a catalog of over 11,000 videos that are... now available for anybody who needs ultra high-res images of somebody scrolling on an iPad or having a fun meeting in the office. There is a very slim chance that you have a 4K screen on your desk or in your living room, but it’s really just a matter of time (years?) before you will. As demand for 4K content increases, demand for 4K stock video will also surely increase, and the company is trying to position itself as an early leader for users who need this kind of video content for their projects. At just over 10,000 videos, the 4K library is still a small slice of Shutterstock’s overall...
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Amazing Astrophoto: Aurora Through the Dome

Universe Today - 8 Feb 2014 00:06
There's not many places where you can be indoors and have a spectacular view of the Aurora Borealis, but the Churchill Northern Studies Centre in Canada is one. This incredible shot of the the aurora... was taken from inside a plexiglass dome created specifically for being able to watch the sky from indoors. Astrophotographer Alan […]
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Game Frame Puts Pixel Art OnDisplaying pixel art at larger sizes in your house can be as simple as making a large print, but that means you’re stuck with a single image. San Francisco’s Jeremy Williams wants to make... something a little more dynamic, so he has created the Game Frame, a square box with 256 LED lights that’s designed to make it easy to show off pixel art and OG video game art. The Game Frame calls to mind a simpler time, when we used graph paper to create most digital art, and if you could assemble colored squares, you could help build a AAA video game title. It’s also a modern interpretation, however, and a way to display either your own original creations or those that live in your fondest memories. Pre-installed on the Game Frame are 40 new animations from pixelart legend eBoy, but you can...
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[From EntertainmentTell] Costas loves Pussy Riot, defending the ukulele and Harvard Business Review on WWE
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As we continue to evolve our Industry Insider analysis service, we continue to get good ideas. Insiders has grown already much faster and much larger than I could have expected from when we launched... the service. Thanks to ...
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Monoman writes "The Washington Post reports, 'The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics start tonight. But if you're among the 9 percent of U.S. households who have broadband but don't subscribe to paid... television, it will be nearly impossible to (legally) watch the games online this year. ... That's because while NBC is streaming all of the events live online, full access to the livestream will only be available to paying cable subscribers. And thanks to a $4.38 billion exclusive deal NBC struck with the International Olympics Committee (IOC) in 2011 for the privilege of broadcasting the Olympic games in the U.S. through 2020, cord-cutters don't have a lot of options.' Is this a money play by Comcast/NBC to get some subscribers back? Should the FCC step in and require NBC to at least provide a...
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center collected images of all the cities and surrounding areas that have hosted the Winter Olympics since 1924. Most of these photos were taken by satellites, but some are... from astronauts who were living on board the International Space Station. See also: Is There an Olympian From Your Hometown in Sochi Right Now? The 2014 Winter Olympics are underway in Sochi after a spectacular — albeit a little strange and not quite flawless — opening ceremony. Take a look at these amazing images below. Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments.
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In December, a rumor surfaced that Apple was working on iOS 7.1 with a expected release date in March. Since then, the company has seeded the third, fourth, and fifth betas of the update to... developers, and is likely putting the finishing touches on the public release version. According to a report from 9to5Mac, Apple will be releasing iOS 7.1 next month, as previously expected.
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[From AppleTell] Apple has seeded the third, fourth, and fifth iOS 7.1 betas to developers, and is likely putting the finishing touches on the public release version.
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Cryptocurrencies have exploded over the last few years, creating nongovernmental economies that allow users to buy goods with "money" made from ones and zeros. The craze kicked off with Bitcoin, but... other competitors are rising with surprising...
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Reimagining the Home Bar of the Future

Gizmodo - 8 Feb 2014 00:00
I don't know about you, but my home bar is a mess. It's two shelves utterly stuffed with bottles any way they'll fit, with no rhyme or reason behind it. Rarely do I have any concept of how much I have... left of what; I have to check every bottle and hope there's enough to scrape together a decent cocktail. In the future, it wouldn't have to be this way.
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How to Make Foolproof Homemade Pasta

Life Hacker - 8 Feb 2014 00:00
How to Make Foolproof HomemadeThere are certain dishes most amateur chefs refuse to try. One of the biggies: homemade pasta. But good DIY tagliatelle, fettucini, and tortellini is doable--you don't even need a pasta machine. The... cooks at Stack Exchange provide tips on cooking up pasta from scratch.
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Connecticut police say the FAA is investigating a drone equipped with a camera that appeared over the scene of a car crash. Was it being used for commercial or even journalistic purposes?
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Spell Quest: Grimm's JourneyMark Smith’s Spell Quest: Grimm’s Journey is this week’s iOS Game of the Week, and it’s a fun one. You’ll need to spell words to move Grimm from left to right, with longer words causing more... damage to the baddies…
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When you've been responsible for some of the most amazing and occasionally creepiest technology in human history, you can afford to take a load off every once in a while and celebrate yourself The... Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, which has been funding research and development for a wide array of defense and military projects for 56 years, chose to celebrate its birthday on Twitter Friday by sharing a whimsical image of — you guessed it — a robot with a birthday cake. It's a photo that's well-earned, especially considering DARPA's impact on modern society Happy Birthday DARPA! 56 and innovation never looked so good pic.twitter.com/sn6fgs2ysi — DARPA (@DARPA) February 7, 2014
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5 Intriguing Things: Friday, 2/7

The Atlantic - 7 Feb 2014 23:56
MOOCs, eukaryotes, city-wide surveillance, transportation in the year 2050, and the weirdest dinner party ever.     
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An F-4 Phantom, Converted to a Drone QF-4 82 Aerial Targets Squadron, USAF Here's a round-up of the week's top drone news, designed to capture the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational... applications of unmanned aircraft. Retro Drone Crash Retired military fighter jets sometimes get a second life as flying robot targets. F-4 Phantoms, the dominant U.S. fighter jet during the Vietnam War, are now commonly converted into drones and used as dummy targets, with the designation QF-4. One of these crashed near White Sands National Monument in Southern New Mexico this morning, prompting officials to close the monument. Concept Car Comes With Onboard Drone Made by France's Renault, this Kwid concept car includes a quadcopter that can be piloted by passengers. Concept cars are inherently...
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As of Friday afternoon, Airbnb listed 700 locations in Sochi, most of which were available. Meanwhile, many of the world's top sports journalists are whining about their subpar accommodations on... Twitter What's a brand to do? See also: Glee Over Sochi Problems Is a Problem of Its Own For Airbnb, it's time for a little real-time marketing. Working with ad agency Pereira & O’Dell, it jumped on Twitter to connect journalists to some hot Sochi propertiesGrantland's Katie Baker, for instance, complained of a broken doorknob, so the service directed her to a nearby locale that had fully functioning ones.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook compared Android to Europe in his wide-ranging interview with The Wall Street Journal yesterday, saying that the PC and mobile platform wars couldn't be compared. Cook said that... Android is made up of many different things under one banner, as opposed to Windows which was one uniform platform. Cook's statement was in response to a question asking if the mobile device market will ultimately follow the PC market, where Apple remains a comparatively niche player compared to the dominance of Windows. He said that the examining the PC and mobile markets as a direct comparison doesn't work, largely because one of the historical differences between the Mac and Windows was the lack of availability for applications on the Mac, while iOS has a very strong developer base. "There was...
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Someday, when the first humans walk on Mars — after they’ve taken a commemorative “one small step for man” selfie, of course — they will turn their iPhone 27′s back towards Earth and snap... a photo of their home planet that might look something like the image above. Taken on January 31st, this is the […]
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Canada, publishers reachFour major ebook publishers reached a settlement Friday with Canadian authorities to end practices which officials said choked off competition and kept prices high.
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Google Search update enablesAn update to the Google Search app brings wider support for the "Ok Google" hotword on Android, meaning that it will now work with the UK and Canada English language options. Previously the app only... worked with US English. When the Ok Google hotword first...
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Feds scold Samsung for usingThe Justice Department wrapped up its investigation into Samsung's decision to use so-called FRAND patents to obtain an import ban on Apple devices at the ITC.
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The world of competitive gaming revolves around young players, but it's not always easy for them to participate -- many of them are college students without the resources to host large tournaments.... They'll soon get a helping hand from Blizzard,...
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We've had our first long look at the upcoming massive multiplayer game EverQuest Next: Landmark this month, now it's time to get up close and personal with some of the …
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[From GadgeTell] TechnologyTell Review: Nomad ChargeKey Cable (iPhone 5)
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Google Now keeping you on topNew card shows you the upcoming schedule and medal tables If you're taking an interest in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, then Google is giving you a convenient way to do it. This new card has... started appearing in Google Now providing us quick access to the upcoming events schedule and current medals table.  We're not sure how exactly this is rolling out at the moment, though. I started seeing it out of the blue, and since I'm British (and Britain generally sucks at winter sports) I'm pretty sure it isn't related to anything Olympic specific I've searched for. Anyway, it's there, and now the games are officially under way it should start showing up for a lot more folks soon.      
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Acidic Chesapeake Bay WaterAs the world's oceans get more acidic, Chesapeake Bay oysters could be at risk.
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Ephemeral And 'Anonymish', WutSomewhere between Snapchat’s rise and the NSA spying revelations, it became en vogue not to have our daily adventures and thoughts etched in stone on a timeline or profile page. Capitalizing on this... trend were Whisper, Confide and then Secret. Now there’s Wut, from one member of Square’s founding team, Paul McKellar. It’s a very, very, very simple app. Just a text screen with a fluorescent background. You type in what you want to say, and then it shoots out as a push notification to all of your friends. You never reveal who you are. (But people might be able to guess because they’re your friends, after all.) “It’s an ambient pulse of what your friends are doing and using,” said McKellar, who quietly launched the app a few weeks ago with Beamer Wilkins. Like Secret, it riffs...
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Future Tense: A Digital DetoxWhen you commit to disconnecting, you wean yourself off the dopamine rush of external affirmation and information.     
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[From GamerTell] Sign-ups are open access to the closed beta for Deep Silver's upcoming free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena game, Dead Island: Epidemic.
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Newly Discovered SnapchatWith great power comes great responsibility, and as Snapchat continues to grow rapidly, security researchers grow increasingly interested in the security of the platform. Security researcher Jamie... Sanchez has today exposed a vulnerability within Snapchat that opens up the app to a denial-of-service attack. By overloading an inbox with messages, hackers can freeze and crash the iPhone, requiring the user to reset their device. For Android devices, the attack doesn't crash the device, but does make it noticeably slower, according to the Los Angeles Times.
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If they need to consult U.S. or other non-European authorities about the hardware's export or eventual use, they risk losing credibility in their effort to position themselves as a U.S. alternative.
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Half a century ago this month, four lads from Liverpool introduced themselves on a U.S. television show and played a few songs. That was all it took for millions of music fans across the States to... fall in love with the Beatles. On Feb. 7, 1964, the Beatles arrived at newly named John F. Kennedy airport in Queens, N.Y. to a surprisingly shocking mob of screaming fans and reporters. With their mop-top hair, British humor and catchy music — John, Paul, George and Ringo were something new and fresh that Americans hadn't seen or heard before. See also: 9 Boy Bands Rocking Beatles Hair When the Beatles took to the stage at The Ed Sullivan Show on Feb. 9, 1964, it was a turning point in pop culture and music history. More than 73 million people tuned in to the broadcast, confirming that...
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It wasn't just you — Facebook briefly went down for some users on Friday afternoon. The social network experienced technical issues for many members trying to log onto the site. The news comes as... Facebook celebrated its tenth birthday. Maybe it's getting a jump start on its moody adolescence. SEE ALSO: Your Facebook ID Number May Not Mean What You Think It Means "Earlier this afternoon, we experienced a load-balancing issue that prevented some people from accessing Facebook for a brief period of time," a Facebook spokesperson told Mashable. "We resolved the issue quickly, and we are now back to 100%. We're sorry for any inconvenience we may have caused."
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How safe is Sochi for your electronics and personal data? The games, like nearly all international events, have sparked a series of online calls to arms, with various branches of the nebulous... Anonymous movement pledging action over issues as diverse as gay rights, Chechnya, and the destruction of stray dogs. More recently, a sensational network news report about how spectators' and athletes' devices could be compromised within minutes of arrival of Russia.
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Ireland says Yahoo! move isIreland is not a tax haven and Internet giants such as Yahoo! are attracted to the low-tax country for sound business reasons, the Irish prime minister insisted on Friday, fending off a French attack.
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Scientists Say They CanWell, this sounds promising. A team from Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research say they can efficiently harvest enough electricity from low frequency vibrations to power small... electronic devices.
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JTRIG active intelligence unit boasts of bugging and burgling At the start of this week, documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden detailed DDOS attacks on chatrooms by a British online... intelligence unit dubbed the Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group (JTRIG). Now he has released a new trove showing that JTRIG is about much more than purely online annoyances....
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NASA Satellite Sees SochiThe 2014 Winter Olympics officially begin with an extravagant opening ceremony today (Feb. 7), and even NASA has embraced the spirit of the games by snapping satellite views of Olympic venues from... orbit.
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Sochi Winter Olympics LaunchThe 2014 Winter Olympic Games launched in Sochi, Russia, Friday (Feb. 7) using the torch that flew to the International Space Station. The space-themed spectacle, which took place as part of an... elaborate opening ceremony, also had cosmonauts carry the Rus
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After 25 Years, Timbuk2  No one but actual, honest-to-God bicycle messengers had the authority to wield a Timbuk2 messenger bag. If you were an iron-assed hard case living life on a bike, you’d probably earned the right;... though you might still have found…
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The FBI is creating theThe FBI has its eye on malware and is willing to pay to collect it. In a recent listing on the Federal Business Opportunities website, the bureau's Investigative Analysis Unit (IAU) has invited... security vendors to give quotes on malicious software. While the listing does not give hard specifics on how this software might be implemented, the FBI writes that it needs the malware to gain a "global awareness" of the malware threat.
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After years of preparation, the Sochi Winter Olympics are finally here The run up to the games was not as smooth as Russian President Vladimir Putin might have liked, with the #SochiProblems hashtag... overtaking Twitter, the uproar around the nation's LGBT policies, and the culling of the stray dogs, to name a few See also: What City Is Ever Ready for the Olympics? But some of that may fall by the wayside now that the opening ceremonies are over — It's time for the athletes to take the stage. So you won't miss all the sporting the Olympics has to offer, here's the full schedule for the first week, from alpine skiing to skeleton. All times listed are in Eastern Standard Time.
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Unsettled Science BehindAn independent panel of experts said Friday there are flaws in the science the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) used to make its case for ousting gray wolves from the Endangered Species list.
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Secret Hits A Hot AppWell that didn’t take long. The new anonymous sharing app Secret, which has morphed into Silicon Valley’s “blind item” (and a great place to troll reporters, apparently) has been hacked.... Don’t worry, it’s not that serious. The hack doesn’t expose who said what – though we’re sure someone is already working on that because, hey, nothing is ever really anonymous. However, the hack does expose that Secret may have less than ideal security measures in place, which may be concerning to those spilling their guts or trash-talking on the service. (Unless all your friends already know which secrets are yours, of course.) The hack allows users to make requests under the context of another user, which is possible because the server doesn’t do any authentication to check that you...
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Coming every couple years, Olympic games provide a mile marker to look back at how far online video options for live events have come -- and what we're still missing.
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New study says smartphones areDo you find that reading on your smartphone late at night ruins your ability to sleep? Well you’re not alone. The Wall Street Journal reports that researchers from University of Florida, Michigan... State University and University of Washington have found that reading on your smartphone and checking work email on your phone late at night will make you much more restless and will even make you less productive at work the next day. The researchers say that smartphone fatigue can be so bad that it might offset all the productivity benefits that smartphones have to our work lives. So what’s the cure to this self-induced affliction? The researchers say you should tell your boss that you’re shutting off your phone for
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For the first time in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show's 138-year history, mixed breeds are finally being allowed into the competition. Which is very nice and inclusive of them. Sadly, mutts will... only be allowed to compete in the "agility" competition, because Westminster has no "standards" with which to judge how attractive they are. Those "standards" of course, are the reason the St. Bernard went from running around rescuing people in the Swiss Alps with barrels on their necks to being so big that they get overheated if they work too hard and being super prone to disease. Two Saint Bernard dogs sit in the snow on the Great St. Bernard Pass after returning from their winter quarter in Martigny, Switzerland. Image: Jean-Christophe Bott/Associated Press
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Accused Silk Road mastermindThe accused mastermind of the online black market bazaar Silk Road pleaded not guilty Friday to drug and money laundering charges in federal court in New York.
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The National Security Agency collects less than 30 percent of calling data from Americans despite the agency's massive daily efforts to sweep up the bulk of U.S. phone records, two U.S. newspapers... reported Tuesday.
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Conduct a Postmortem on Budget Failures

Life Hacker - 7 Feb 2014 23:30
Conduct a Postmortem on BudgetOften we set ourselves goals, especially financial ones, and then we fail. We dust ourselves off and promise we'll be stronger next time. But many of us don't take the time really examine why we... failed and that failure postmortem is an essential learning tool.
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Millennials In Love: WhyThis is a whole new breed of breeders. Except it's not. The popular trope of the Millennial age is that sex and love might not be any different now from what they've always been, but the way they're... practiced and pursued has changed meaningfully, in large part because of the technology that enables it. The school dance gave way to the singles bar which gave way to the personal ad, which gave way to the Internet which gave way to the smartphone--your handheld, in-pocket, 24-hour police scanner for love. OKCupid and Match.com have always-with-you apps; Grinder and a host of other new apps trump that by swapping compatibility for geography: who's nearby and who's available--right now? Tinder gamifies it all--dating and mating as a portable match game, with an unending succession of faces...
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Finally, Zimbabwe gets its moment in the Olympic sun. During Friday's Winter Olympics opening ceremony, athletes from 88 nations marched into Sochi's Fisht Stadium, waving their country's flags high... above their heads See also: The Evolution of Winter Olympics in GIFs In keeping with International Olympic Committee standards, Greece was the first to walk in the Parade of Nations, and Russia, the games' host country, walked last. Other countries participating in the Winter Games entered alphabetically in accordance with the Russian alphabet. But for folks unfamiliar with the Russian language, the parade order may have seemed uncharacteristically disorganized. Zimbabwe, typically the second-to-last country to march, was the 26th country to enter the stadium. Chilie, however, marched at number...
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Facebook Is Down For Some, Don't Freak Out

The Huffington Post - 7 Feb 2014 23:28
Facebook Is Down For Some,Facebook appears to be down for many people on Friday afternoon. Users are getting an error message when they try to navigate to the site. Don't think I've ever seen this before on Facebook.... pic.twitter.com/v5M3MhAQy3 -- Josh Sternberg (@joshsternberg) February 7, 2014 FB now down for me. pic.twitter.com/RGpjkS0bn1 -- Steve Kovach (@stevekovach) February 7, 2014 facebook is down for some. didn't see that coming mr. prophet hands, did you? pic.twitter.com/7cXQhi7A5W -- drew olanoff (@drew) February 7, 2014 Down Right Now says that there is a "likely service disruption" on Facebook as of two hours ago. Try not to lose your mind. We'll update you when Facebook is back.
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How to reclaim your email whenLinkedIn's attempt to wedge itself into iPhone users' emails is being "shut down"--a euphemism for killed--as part of the professional network's effort to focus "on fewer things." But LinkedIn's Deep... Nishar said the company is still focused on email, so maybe its Intro product is going away because it was a little creepy. Intro launched in October as a way for LinkedIn to go beyond its own walls and be where you spend all your time: your email inbox. Intro placed a card with LinkedIn profile information in every email you received in the iOS Mail app, so if a stranger reached out to you by email, you could see their professional information and add them to your LinkedIn network.
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Company must serve notice of privacy settlement Officials in France will force Google to display a notice on its French home page of a recent privacy court ruling against the company....
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FTC clears Google's $3.2B acquisition of Nest

Digital Trends - 7 Feb 2014 23:27
FTC clears Google's $3.2BIn a move that wasn't expected to happen until the end of the month, the FTC and the Department of Justice's Antitrust division have given Mountian View the green light on its recent acquisition of... Nest The post FTC clears Google’s $3.2B acquisition of Nest appeared first on Digital Trends.
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New Tech Tools for Travel

The Huffington Post - 7 Feb 2014 23:26
New Tech Tools for TravelBy Jessica Hoffman When planning a trip across India, expect to be shocked by the number of ways you can go from point A to point B. According to Amit Somani from website MakeMyTrip.com, the country's... 1.2 billion people and its thousands of cities are connected by a staggering 18.5 million routes that involve a transfer (like from a bus to a train). "Only two percent of them, just 400,000 routes, are direct connections," says Soman. Add just one more stop for a "three-hop route between these 4,300 cities," and Somani says you're up to an astonishing 27 billion possible routes, a number that can overwhelm even a seasoned commuter. India may be the most perfect example of the complicated choices that travelers face, but the problem isn't unique. Here we present four hot companies that are...
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[From EntertainmentTell] While many in the Marvel movie fanbase know his as Tony Stark's computer assistant J.A.R.V.I.S., actor Paul Bettany now will play Vision in the Avengers sequel
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British Drone TaranisIn a major boost for the growing spread of drone technology, a British-made fighter drone has successfully completed secret test flights, the British government revealed this week. Named after the... Celtic god of thunder Taranis, the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) was first unveiled to great fanfare by British defense manufacturer BAE Systems in July 2010. Details of the British drone program were then classified, until BAE and the government on Wednesday released footage of the maiden flight. A government statement said that Taranis completed a perfect first test flight last August and has made several more since. The location of the tests was not disclosed, but the BBC reports that Taranis is widely believed to be flying in the Australian desert. The size of a small fighter jet, Taranis is...
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Dramatically Improve YourWhile iPhone calls these days are vastly better than those of iPhone models in the past, let a lone calls made on those old flip phones, they can still be pretty cruddy, depending on your service... coverage and location within…
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Daniel_Stuckey writes "Not content with the 27-kilometer-round Large Hadron Collider, researchers at CERN have their sights set on a new beast of a particle collider that could have a circumference of... 80 to 100 kilometers. The nuclear research organization announced that it was hatching plans for an ambitious successor to the LHC with an international study called the Future Circular Colliders program, which will kick off with a meeting next week. The idea is to consider different hadron collider designs similar to the existing LHC but more powerful — much more powerful. CERN wrote it was looking for a collider 'capable of reaching unprecedented energies in the region of 100 TeV.' The existing LHC will reach a maximum of around 14 TeV."
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Amazon pulls mangled ebooksAmazon on Friday yanked gibberish translations of classic works from the shelves of its online ebooks shop.
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When In Doubt, Complain

Gizmodo - 7 Feb 2014 23:20
When In Doubt, ComplainThere's an old saying that you get more bees with honey than with vinegar. It's true--to a degree. Sometimes if you want to get your way, it's worth giving whining a try.
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Northwestern University AlumniAlumni of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism are incensed over the school's decision to discontinue a widely used group email list and replace it with a new social network the... university has created. A message sent to the email list at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday from Belinda Clarke, director of communications and alumni relations at Medill, told the former students that the list will be gone on May 30. "As I explained briefly in the newsletters that went out last week, the Northwestern Alumni Association has spent the last several years building a new online community for Northwestern alumni, students, faculty and staff called OurNorthwestern," Clarke wrote. "It's now live, and each of you has a pre-loaded profile page in it." Pushback came within the hour, with many alumni...
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[From GadgeTell] The phone is said to have a fixed focus camera at the back, 5 megapixel sensor, 4GB built-in memory, 512MB RAM, 1500 mAh battery, and a microSD card slot.
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NASA's Curiosity rover has sent back some impressive photos from its time on Mars - selfies, moon timelapses, and billion-pixel panoramas - but its latest helps put the plucky rover's …
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California Drought

PTTU - 7 Feb 2014 23:16
California DroughtScience@NASA: California is experiencing a historic drought--by some measures the deepest in more than a century. NASA researchers are investigating the underlying causes and practical consequences... for people living in the Golden State.
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Wall Street Beat: TechTech sector earnings this week stirred concerns about growth for social media companies LinkedIn and Twitter but highlighted positive trends for some networking and cloud services companies.... Meanwhile, weak economic growth in emerging markets caused IDC to lower its forecast for global IT spending this year. Professional social network LinkedIn said Thursday that revenue for the fourth quarter was US$447.2 million, an increase of 47 percent year over year. Increased demand for Talent Solutions, a premium-fee recruitment package, helped boost sales. However net income, dragged down by stock-based compensation expenses, was $3.8 million, a drop of 67 percent year over year.
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VW's Snowreg uses tank treadsVolkswagen has built an ultimate off-roader called the Snowreg for the World Rally Championships. Based upon the 4.2-liter V8 TDI Touareg, it should go just about anywhere with its 18-inch Mattracks.... The post VW's Snowreg uses tank treads to conquer mud, sand, swamps, bogs, and - oh yeah - snow appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Nanoparticle pinpoints blood vessel plaques

e! Science News - 7 Feb 2014 23:14
A team of researchers, led by scientists at Case Western Reserve University, has developed a multifunctional nanoparticle that enables magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to pinpoint blood vessel plaques... caused by atherosclerosis. The technology is a step toward creating a non-invasive method of identifying plaques vulnerable to rupture-the cause of heart attack and stroke -- in time for treatment.
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Sonic the Hedgehog is comingSega's once famous mascot is making a return in several mediums under the "Sonic Boom" banner, which includes a new game, toys, and an animated TV show. The post Sonic the Hedgehog is coming back with... a new game, TV show, and more appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Dengue fever and West Nile fever are mosquito-borne diseases that affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide each year, but there is no vaccine against either of the related viruses.
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Seeking a solution to decoherence -- the "noise" that prevents quantum processors from functioning properly -- scientists at USC have developed a strategy of linking quantum bits together into voting... blocks, a strategy that significantly boosts their accuracy.
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Top 7 Myths in Small Business Wireless Security

The Huffington Post - 7 Feb 2014 23:13
Top 7 Myths in Small BusinessBeing a professional services consultant, I have the pleasure of working with some of the largest organizations in the world -- solving their IT security problems. This allows me to see many different... of network designs and configurations. Thus, in my time in this field, I have heard many myths that organizations believe to be true when it comes to their WiFi security. Is your network safe? The answer might surprise you. Here are seven common myths in WiFi security and some tips on how to properly secure your network. 1. Our wireless network requires a password: therefore it is safe. While requiring a password to access a wireless network is better than leaving it open to unauthenticated users, it may not even prevent even a novice hacker from breaking into the network. Even after all of...
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[From GamerTell] It looks like there'll be a Yoshi's New Island 3DS XL bundle coming out alongside Yoshi's New Island next month.
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Department of Justice endsThe US Justice Department announced today that it will close its investigation into Samsung's use of patents to attack rivals like Apple. This decision comes after Samsung filed a patent infringement... complaint against Apple at the US International Trade Commission and won an order in June 2013 to ban the sale of some iPhone and iPad models in the US. The ban was vetoed by President Obama last August, and now the Justice Department is stating that it sees no reason for the investigation to continue. The Department of Justice has been investigating Samsung's use — and potential misuse — of "standards-essential patents" (SEPs) for years now. Companies have to license these kinds of patents to rivals under fair, reasonable, and...
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Even the bravest of daredevils might find this clip tough to stomach. This nail-biting video from a slacklining group called the Skyliners shows the team attempting to cross a slackline between two... floating hot air balloons. See also: 17 Breathtaking Instagrams By Daredevils The video description explains that no one managed to successfully cross the slackline, but the group is planning to try again. This gasp-inducing stunt is a collaboration with Spanish hot air balloon company Globus Kon Tiki. Fear of heights or not, wobbling across that shaky wire is the last place we'd want to be. Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments.
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Officials in California have announced proposed legislation requiring smartphones to have a built-in "kill switch" to render stolen or lost devices inoperable.
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Google may well have seeded the future direction of the industry in a way that only a few of us have foreseen
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Let's be real here: the nostalgic "Look Back" videos Facebook rolled out for its tenth birthday are... let's say, hit or miss. Sure, some of them are tremendously meaningful. Most of them are much... less so. But fear not! In the event that your Look...
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Whoops! Amazon Green-UpThe Amazon rainforest's surprising dry season growth spurts are fake, the result of misleading satellite data, a new study finds.
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Analyzing Your Media History

The Huffington Post - 7 Feb 2014 23:07
Analyzing Your Media HistoryEach spring semester for the past eighteen years, I've taught a course at Tufts University called Children and Mass Media. And each January I've chosen to begin the class the same way. On the first... day of class, I give my students their first assignment: analyze your personal media history. Years ago I asked them to write about their personal television history, but with the dominance of the Internet, the growing importance of social media and the multiple uses of different types of mobile platforms in the lives of young people, I've had to revise the assignment. Even though the prompt has morphed a bit, I find that the results are always the same: it's a great way to get students to start thinking about how their media preferences and consumption as children colors their media preferences...
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US drops antitrust probe ofUS Department of Justice officials on Friday dropped an antitrust investigation into whether Samsung abused essential mobile gadget patents in its ongoing battle with Apple.
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Beginning in 2015, all smartphones and tablets sold in California could be required to have a remote "kill switch," if legislation that was introduced Friday passes. The bill, proposed by California... State Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), is aimed at curbing the rising tide of smartphone thefts and the violence often associated with those crimes. See also: 9 Things You Would Immediately Fail Without Your Smartphone If the legislation passes, California would be the first state to require manufacturers to include such stringent theft prevention measures. Under the proposed regulations, the penalty for selling devices without kill switches would be fines between $500 - $2,500 per device
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Don't like your Facebook 'LookFacebook now lets users edit their "Look Back" videos, so people embarrassed by a particular photo or trying to purge evidence of an ex can rest easy. However, the alternative photos offered as... options may not be any better than what the algorithm picks. The post Don’t like your Facebook ‘Look Back’ video? Here’s how you can edit it appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Rugged, rapid monitorThere are few things as important on, and especially off, Earth as breathable, quality air. When air quality is compromised, we often don't have seconds to spare, which is why development of the... Multi-Gas Monitor is so important.
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Missing Pieces: Wrapping upWelcome to Missing Pieces, our weekly games wrap-up. Each week we're going to round up the stories we found interesting that didn't quite make it through the dastardly news gauntlet on our site. This... week Knuckles gets fat, a man is miraculously cured of deafness, and the Internet gets mad about everything. Humble Sid Meier Bundle If you're itching for some good strategy games on the cheap, you can't beat the latest Humble Bundle. Pay whatever you want for copies of Civilization III Complete, Civilization IV Complete, Ace Patrol, Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies, and Railroads. Beat the average (currently sitting pretty at $8.91) too add copies of Civilization V and its expansion Gods and Kings to the mix.
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A Peek Inside the Super-ShedsThe Northeast has been buckling under this year's winter weather, in part because we're running out of road salt . We here at Gizmodo wanted to see what we were dealing with ourselves, so we visited... three of the biggest salt sheds NYC's five boroughs have to offer.
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Just when you thought there was hope for fewer Candy Crush invites, a new study indicates Facebook users won't be declining as previously predicted.
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NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars has captured its first view of Earth from the surface of the Red Planet — a striking image that shows our home planet as a bright light in the Martian sky, with the... moon shining nearby. The Curiosity rover photographed Earth from Mars on Jan. 31 using the left-eye camera on its head-like science mast. You can see a video of Curiosity's Earth-from-Mars images here. The rover apparently watched the Martian sunset, then photographed Earth in the night sky about 80 minutes later, NASA officials said in an image description SEE ALSO: Amazing Photos of Earth from Space (Gallery)
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Android Central Podcast - Live!

Android Central - 7 Feb 2014 23:00
Android Central Podcast -Live at 4 p.m. EDT Feb. 7 The Android Central Podcast is recorded live in front of a live studio audience, so you can catch us in the act. To take part in the live Q&A, hit this link. Or watch us live... from your phone with the all-new Android Central app!
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Could pot be good for your heart?

BGR - 7 Feb 2014 23:00
Could pot be good for yourOK, so it’s definitely an exaggeration to say that smoking a bowl is good for your heart but it turns out that pot’s major psychoactive component does have some benefits to keeping your heart safe... during a major coronary blockage. According to a study published in Biochemical Pharmacology, administering a tiny dose of tetrahydrocannabinol (a.k.a., THC) can help reduce damage done to your heart if you’re suffering from myocardial ischemia, which is what happens when your heart’s arteries are partially or completely blocked. Essentially, the researchers injected a tiny dosage of THC -- “3-4 orders of magnitude lower than the conventional doses,” according to the researchers -- into mice anywhere from two hours to three days before inducing myocardial ischemia. The result was the
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This Week's Most PopularThis week we learned why you shouldn't put your address on your resume , why you should use Linux , how the Chromecast differs from other streaming devices , and common ways we blow money . Here's a... look back.
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Flappy Bird is simple, straightforward and hugely successful. Those three things make it a prime target for copycats, and now that the game has perched itself on the top of the App Store charts, the... clones are arriving in full force. They are, on the...
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Ben Saunders and TarkaBen Saunders, 36 (left) and former WASPS rugby player Tarka L’Herpiniere, 32, (right) completed the epic Terra Nova trek just over 100 years after Captain Scott attempted the same route.
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India's MakeMyTrip AcquiresIndian travel booking site, MakeMyTrip, has acquired EasyToBook, an Amsterdam-based hotel booking portal for around $5 million. With this acquisition, MakeMyTrip is hoping to increase its proportion... of revenue earned through online hotel bookings, and also target inbound customers traveling to Asia. “With the ETB acquisition, we are expanding our presence beyond South East Asia,” MakeMyTrip founder Deep Kalra told me. “One of our key company objectives is to continue growing the share of the hotels and packages business in our overall revenue mix,” he added. MakeMyTrip is among the early online businesses in India. It became the poster child for the country’s growing Internet population after raising $70 million in a Nasdaq public offering in August 2010. Since then, MakeMyTrip...
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Recovering hard disk space on your Mac

The Loop - 7 Feb 2014 22:58
Some good tips from Peter Cohen.∞ Read this on The Loop
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COZY regulates your radiatorIf you live in an apartment with a steam-heated radiator, you need to check this out. COZY is a thermally insulated radiator cover that lets you control how much heat radiates into your room. The post... COZY regulates your radiator and helps keep your pad at a comfortable temp appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Aligning Content Marketing Teams and Processes

The Huffington Post - 7 Feb 2014 22:55
Aligning Content MarketingAs content marketing becomes more commonplace, brands are becoming savvier about creating processes and building teams to support content initiatives. In fact, Curata's recent survey of 500 marketers... found that 71 percent say they plan to boost their investment in content marketing in the areas of people (internal and external) and technology during 2014. Twelve percent say they will make a significant increase in investment. Investing in people often means hiring a dedicated content marketing team, including Chief Content Officer, VP, or Director of Content to oversee the team. Forty-three percent of the companies surveyed already have an executive focused on overall content strategy. But once they have a content executive in place, how do savvy brands align marketing with broader...
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Tim Cook says Google wasn'tIn a new interview with The Wall Street Journal, Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked for his thoughts on Google's pending sale of Motorola to Lenovo. "I wasn't surprised," Cook said, calling the deal "a... logical transaction." Cook pointed out that Motorola was a financial disaster for Google — a point many others have raised as reason enough for a sale. But Apple's chief executive also took a shot at Mountain View, describing Motorola as something that Google wasn't "committed to."
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Bitcoin is acting like a realBitcoin took a fall after some bad news this week -- but nothing like its notorious crashes of the past. Meanwhile, other currencies, including the lira and the peso, fell just as much.
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New application of physicsA Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory physicist and his colleagues have found a new application for the tools and mathematics typically used in physics to help solve problems in biology.
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Bottom-up insight into crowd dynamics

Phys.org - 7 Feb 2014 22:53
Bottom-up insight into crowdStampedes unfortunately occur on too regular a basis. Previously, physicists developed numerous models of crowd evacuation dynamics. Their analyses focused on disasters such as the yearly Muslim Hajj... or of the Love Parade disaster in Germany in 2010. Unfortunately, the casualties at these events may have been linked to the limitations of the crowd dynamics models used at the time. Now, a new study outlines a procedure for quantitatively comparing different crowd models, which also helps to compare these models with real-world data. In a paper published in European Physical Journal B, Vaisagh Viswanathan, a PhD student from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and colleagues have demonstrated that these crowd evacuation dynamics models are a viable decision-making tool in safety...
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Catalyzing gigabit apps forWonder how we'll be using the Internet in five to 10 years? Take a look at Kansas City and Chattanooga, where experiments in high-speed networking are taking shape.
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The US government is creating seven new "climate hubs" designed to help farmers handle the effects of global warming, such as droughts and invasive pests     
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TELUS' network is currentlyAccording to MobileSyrup, Telus customers nationwide are experiencing a service outage affecting voice, text messages, and data connections.
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Three bitcoin traders arrestedFlorida state police have arrested three alleged money-launderers after a lengthy investigation into the world of face-to-face bitcoin trading, reports Krebs on Security. Working through the site... localbitcoins.com, the traders arranged face-to-face meetings in which they would hand over Bitcoin wallet codes in exchange for cash, rendering the transactions effectively untraceable. Unfortunately for them, the state attorney considers that a money transmittal business, and is charging the men under Florida versions of the same anti-money laundering statutes used in the case against BitInstant CEO Charlie Shrem.
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Google Search App For AndroidGoogle is rolling out an update to its Google Search for Android app today, and with this, it is introducing a number of new features for Google Now as well.
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TheFamily Launches Koudetat+,Paris-based startup accelerator and fellowship TheFamily recently unveiled a side-project called Koudetat+. From March to July, anyone can pay and attend a day-long class targeted specifically towards... aspiring entrepreneurs. As TheFamily’s baseline suggests, it “nurtures entrepreneurs with education, unfair advantages & capital.” According to the team, entrepreneurs are made, not born — and that’s why creating this special program makes sense for those who are not quite ready to make the jump to the startup world. Every saturday from 10am to 6pm, participants will attend very practical classes about fundraising, legal, business models, design and more. There will be pitching sessions, cases and more general classes as well to teach attendants the right mindset to become an...
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Already an action camGoPro announced that it has filed the paperwork for its initial public offering, paving the way for the company to public. The company is already valued in the billions, with the profits and sales to... prove it - making it a potential Wall Street darling. The post Already an action cam juggernaut, GoPro plans to go public and grow even bigger appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Earlier today, 500px announced that it would be getting into the licensing game with a new commercial licensing site dubbed 500px Prime. Announced on the image sharing site’s blog, 500px is painting... Prime as a revolutionary commercial licensing marketplace that will “fundamentally change the way photos are licensed.” The company makes this claim for three […]
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NASA is known for hi-tech wizardry when it comes to spacecraft, but some of its technology has floated back down to earth and made it into objects we use everyday. Here are five that surprised us! --
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Aerojet Rocketdyne could lay off as many as 225 employees by March as it streamlines operations.
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[From EntertainmentTell] For those Journey fans who got their hopes when the Internet lit up with rumors of the band's impending reunion with former singer Steve Perry: Sorry folks, but it ain't... happenin'.
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People just love pranking the good people of New York City. First the "Devil Baby" terrorized pedestrians, then The Walking Dead unleashed zombies beneath the streets, and now, Chobani yogurt has... released a hungry bear in the city. To pull off the stunt, Chobani created a man-operated replica of the 1,400 pound grizzly bear used in its Super Bowl ad, that searches for food made with only natural ingredients. Unhappy with the typical pizza, churro, and hot dog options New York has to offer, the fake bear takes it's aggression out on a food cart, and some unsuspecting citizens See also: Cold-Hearted Snowman Prank Scares the Snow Out of Shoppers
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These Century-Old Selfies MakeMayfair, Kelvin, Earlybird--it really won't make a difference. Because when it comes to these absolutely wonderful selfies taken as early 1909, all of our carefully selected Instagram filters will... never begin to compare.
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World's first energy plantThe scheme would involve a six-mile (9.5km) wall built around Swansea Bay, which would create a lagoon in the Severn Estuary.
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The first wearable gadget based on the Intel Edison chip is a onesie that monitors your baby's breathing and sends audio and data to your smartphone. Staying connected to your baby has never been more... wireless.
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Why do your fingers wrinkle inGerman researchers have uncovered the secret of the skin's elasticity - and say it comes down to expandable lattices.
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The Apple-sphere gets whipped into lather whenever new hardware is on the horizon, but if you take a longer view Apple has much more that a smartwatch up its sleeve.
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Nokia Lumia 1520 camera review

DP Review - 7 Feb 2014 22:35
Nokia Lumia 1520 camera reviewThe Nokia Lumia 1520 runs the Windows Phone operating system and offers high-end specs all-around. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor and ships with 2GB of RAM but... it's the camera specs that should make the 1520 an appealing option for mobile photographers. The PureView branded camera combines a 1/2.5-inch 20MP BSI CMOS sensor with a F2.4 lens and optical image stabilization. How does it perform as a camera? Read our in-depth review to find out.
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If you are a fan of app design, spend a few minutes going through this dissection of the interface niceties of Facebook Paper. Some beautiful design going on here. Yum. [Via iosdevweekly]∞ Read this... on The Loop
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Apple might be rolling out a larger iPhone later this year, but designer Federico Ciccarse didn't want to wait to see what a big-screen iPhone would look like. Ciccarse created a series of concept... photos that reveal what the iPhone could look like if it grows in size. Last month, The Wall Street Journal reported Apple will launch two new iPhones in the second half of 2014: one with a screen larger than 4.5 inches and one with a screen larger than 5 inches. The current iPhone 5S and 5C have screens that measure 4 inches diagonally. See also: 10 Best iPhone Chargers The picture below is Ciccarese's vision for an iPhone with a 5.5-inch display (1,568 x 878 pixels) as well as one with a 4.7-inch (1,338 x 750) display. The 4-inch iPhone 5S (1,138 x 649) is shown to the left.
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[From GamerTell] There are many great Amnesia Fortnight 2014 game proposals to choose from, but these 6 sound exceptional.
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The Issue With Gary VaynerchukAmong other hot images making the rounds lately, an image of suit-clad businessmen and women absorbed in newspapers on a subway is garnering support for the idea that minimizes, diminishes and... pooh-poohs the impact of technology on our behavior and thoughts. Gary Vaynerchuk, author of The Thank You Economy and Crush It!, recently wrote a rant on Medium.com entitled "Technology hasn't changed Us". His basic premise is that people are doing what they have always wanted to do: ignore other people and settle into our natural state of distraction. While I agree with this premise, there's still something wrong here. Let's look at this more closely. What is the difference between the subway image of 1947 and today's image of devices in our faces instead? With newspapers, there was nothing but...
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Eton Corp. makes well-reviewed emergency radios and hand-cranked generators for emergency use. Timothy Lord talked with them at CES and made this video of how the devices work. Alternate video link @... tv.Slashdot.org.
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Images reveal inner workingsThe KC-97 flight simulator, built in 1953, was one of only eleven ever made. Weighing in at nine tonnes, the simulator took three technicians to maintain.
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Google is clawing towardIn case you haven’t noticed, Google has gotten very, very big. Bloomberg reports that Google has recently surpassed Exxon Mobil to become the second most valuable company in the United States... behind, you guessed it, Apple. Based on Bloomberg’s data, Google is now worth $393.5 billion, just a smidgen over the $392.6 billion valuation of Exxon. Apple, on the other hand, has a market value of $465.5 billion, a significant leap over the silver and bronze candidates. Microsoft has taken fourth place on the list, but falls far short of the top three with $302.1 billion. It’s only been a few years since Apple claimed the top spot from Exxon, but this latest development is another sign that the tech industry is becoming
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Facebook has added editing tools to its Look Back video feature, allowing users to switch which uploaded photos, most-Liked posts, and other content from their time on the social network …
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Para Bellum Labs, an RNC incubator, looks to change the business of campaigning.     
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Use Actionable Verbs for a Better To-Do List

Life Hacker - 7 Feb 2014 22:30
Use Actionable Verbs for aTo-do lists are action plans, but all too often we try to define those actions using wimpy, meaningless verbs. For a to-do list you can get some traction on, try replacing vague verbs with specific... actions.
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If you're still looking to make good on that New Year's resolution to kick your photography habit into high gear, we might have a few options that can help. From an entry-level Nikon DSLR to a Wacom... peripheral to aid with edits, there are a few...
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Russia Outlaws Bitcoin

Mashable - 7 Feb 2014 22:29
Russia's Prosecutor General has declared use of bitcoin illegal in the country, charging that the currency is used for money-laundering and other illegal purposes. The office reiterated that the ruble... is Russia's official currency. "The introduction of other types of currencies and the issue of money surrogates are banned," continued the statement, which was quoted in Russia Today. See also: Bitcoin: How the Internet Created Its Own Currency Russia's Central Bank also warned citizens last month that such crypto-currencies can be used to subsidize illegal activity, including terrorism. The Central Bank also advised Russians that crypto currencies carry a high risk of devaluation.
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We hope those backpacks are parachutes.     
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We hope those backpacks are parachutes.     
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'Technical issue' keeping customers' coins locked away The value of Bitcoins dropped sharply on Friday after leading Bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox suspended all withdrawals and the Russian Federation... declared virtual currencies illegal....
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Hungarian renderer does whatHungarian renderer X-Tomi released two stunning Subaru wagon renderings this week. One is of a 2015 WRX wagon and the other is of a Legacy wagon. While I have long preferred the WRX sedan to the... hatch-y version, this one makes me rethink my stance. The post Hungarian renderer does what Subaru refused: Design a 2015 WRX wagon for dog lovers appeared first on Digital Trends.
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You Can Become Tim Cook'sGetting Apple to dish on secrets is practically impossible, but if you’re looking for an inside line to one of the most powerful CEOs in tech, the house next door to Tim Cook just went on the... market. That’s right,…
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Nokia and HTC reach patentThe patent battle between Nokia and HTC has come to an end. Nokia on Friday announced the companies have settled all patent litigation, and have entered into a patent licensing and technology... collaboration agreement. The full terms of the agreement have not been disclosed, but HTC will […]
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Knocking Big Data Down to Size

The Huffington Post - 7 Feb 2014 22:26
Knocking Big Data Down to SizeBuilding loyalty and engagement with big data and gamification doesn't mean you have to lasso the moon. My Coke Rewards Strategic marketers like Coca-Cola's Taylor Miffleton talk a lot about brand... love. After all, it's the purest form of loyalty. Brand love emerges only after consumers make a primal connection with a product or service - a bond that's stronger than the lure of lower prices or snazzy new features. Not long ago, cultivating brand love required equal helpings of hard work, patience and luck. But few companies today, no matter how hard they work, can afford to patiently wait for consumers to come around, and counting on a surfeit of good luck isn't much of a strategy. Creating brand love today requires getting out in front of a fast-moving, digitally connected customer base...
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The National Security Agency collects less than 30 percent of calling data from Americans despite the agency's massive daily efforts to sweep up the bulk of U.S. phone records, two U.S. newspapers... reported Friday.
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Samsung probe over patents dropped

eNCA - 7 Feb 2014 22:25
Samsung probe over patentsSAN FRANCISCO - US Department of Justice officials on Friday dropped an antitrust investigation into whether Samsung abused essential mobile gadget patents in its ongoing battle with Apple. At issue... was whether the South Korean consumer electronics giant tried to gain advantage using "...
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See the best Sochi OlympicsTV coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympics may be a bit hit or miss, but The New York Times has you covered when it comes to chronicling the event via still photography. Today marks the launch of what... it's calling The Firehose, a real-time live stream of photos from the Sochi Olympics. And you're not just limited to images taken by Times employees. The Firehose features what's basically a dream team of photographers from the Associated Press, Reuters, Getty Images, Agence France-Presse, the European Pressphoto Agency, and of course the Times. A few things to note: since it's live, photos flash by rather quickly — and as the "Firehose" name implies, they come without any context or captions. But plenty of stellar photography has...
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Walter White's Facebook LookNo one except you wants really cares about those Facebook Look Back videos you've been posting online. But here's one you'll actually want to watch. Derick Watts & The Sunday Blues made one for good... ol' Walter White, and it's pretty spot on. From his family vacation to that pizza throw, the would-be Facebook Look Back video for Walter White gives us everything we've been missing since the "Breaking Bad" finale.
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In old age, arms dealer ruminates on problems caused by rifles Tech magnate and extremely rich chap Larry Ellison bemoans the effect technology has on children....
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Consumers Willing to Trade Privacy for a Price?

The Huffington Post - 7 Feb 2014 22:21
Consumers Willing to TradeIn the wake of the data breach at Target over the holidays, media outlets rushed forward to caution customers about giving out personal information at the cash register. Offering zip codes, phone... numbers, and other information can create a massive log of information, stored conveniently alongside credit card information. But despite consumer concerns about privacy, a recent study from IBM shows that many customers are willing to share information about themselves in exchange for freebies, coupons, and discounts. The research, released by IBM at an annual retailers' convention, revealed that the number of consumers willing to share current location information with retailers has nearly doubled since last year. While the majority of consumers may still prioritize privacy, IBM found that 36...
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The 19 Sochi Olympians YouThere are about 6,000 Olympians in Sochi and only around 300 medals up for grabs. Do the math; this isn't YMCA soccer and not everyone's taking home an award. But win or lose, these renown athletes... still give good Instagram. Here's who you should be following in Sochi now that the games have finally begun:
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[From GadgeTell] Unlike Sony, Samsung didn't reveal the list of devices which will get the latest Android 4.4 KitKat update, but a source confirmed to the folks at Phandroid that they will release it... for a number of devices other than the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3. The list is as follows:
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If you use Maya on the new 2013 Mac Pro for rendering highly complex scenes, and are experiencing major drops in performance, a quick configuration setting adjustment may fix the issue.
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A vulnerability in the Snapchat app opens the iPhone up to denial-of-service attacks that can cause the device to freeze and crash, according to cyber security researcher Jamie Sanchez [Google... Translation] (via The Los Angeles Times). A weakness in the app's system can allow a hacker to send thousands of messages to a Snapchat user in seconds, which can cause a crash that requires a hard reset to fix. Tokens generated by the app used to verify user identity can be reused by hackers to send a flood of messages. By reusing old tokens, hackers can send massive amounts of messages using powerful computers. This method could be used by spammers to send messages in mass quantities to numerous users, or it could be used to launch a cyber attack on specific individuals, [Sanchez] said. Sanchez...
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Why Pay for SkyPagers or Old Phones?

The Huffington Post - 7 Feb 2014 22:17
Why Pay for SkyPagers or OldAsk a teenager about using a "pager" and almost assuredly their only reference to this nearly obsolete form of communication would come from the resurgence of "Old School" 90s Hip Hop taking place.... Despite the virtual disappearance of "SkyPagers" from popular use, in FY2011 $934,000 in federal E-Rate funds to assure access to advanced communications technology in U.S. schools and libraries were allocated for paging services. President Obama wants to repurpose anachronistic budget items like this through his ConnectED plan. The plan would connect 99 percent of American students to the digital age through high-speed broadband in schools and libraries, get educational software into the classroom and train teachers in the use of this new technology. Within five years, schools would have...
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What kind of Roku are you? NewRoku announces a new way to customize the Roku experience, opening the door for third-party developers to design customizable home screens, which users will be able to purchase through the Roku app... store. The post What kind of Roku are you? New themes will let you customize the experience appeared first on Digital Trends.
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According to a statement issued today by the Endocrine Society, the risks and benefits of testosterone therapy for older men with declining levels of the hormone need to be fully evaluated.
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Hal Lasko is 98 years old. And while age brings experience and wisdom, even he was caught off guard by the propitious events of this past week. Lasko, who is partially blind, has become a master of... Microsoft's Paint program, which he uses to construct pixelated yet beautiful landscapes and portraits. His big week started Sunday during the Super Bowl, when Lasko and his art appeared in a memorable Microsoft advertisement. The very next day, an art gallery hosted an exhibit featuring 25 of Lasko's pieces — his first-ever solo gallery. See also: 8 Incredible Museums Sharing on Pinterest "I had a good week, excellent week," Lasko told Mashable. "A most-surprising week."
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Viddler gets ready to deleteViddler used to be a pioneer of personal video blogging. Now, it's getting readu to delete most of those early web videos
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Tim Cook discusses GoogleAfter posting excerpts last night, in which Tim Cook announced Apple’s share buyback of $14 billion in the last two weeks, The Wall Street Journal has now published the full interview with Apple’s... CEO. The interview repeats many of the comments Cook has made to investors in the past, reaffirming that new product categories under development, […]
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Here's What Would MakeGoogle is reportedly putting considerable brain power into a smartwatch and we couldn’t help wondering just what they’d add to the burgeoning technology. More than any other company, Google is... positioned to solve the single biggest shortcoming in wearable technology: pattern recognition. What is it about our daily activities makes us fatter, more alert? What helps us get better sleep and be more productive? Buried within the big data of our everyday decisions are gems of truth about how we can become the best versions of ourselves. Last Summer, Google’s new head of engineering and artificial intelligence pioneer, Ray Kurzweil, let me know his plans to build everyone a “cybernetic friend”. So, we know Google wants build the perfect lifestyle recommendation engine; a watch that...
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As the video in the post shows, there's a bug in iOS 7.0.4 that allows anyone with access to your iPhone to disable Find My iPhone. Obviously, this disables the ability to track your iPhone if it is... stolen.∞ Read this on The Loop
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AMD targets budget-minded PCThere are multiple signs which suggest that AMD is releasing a budget-priced Radeon graphics card dubbed the Radeon R7 250X.
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The documentary about the manThe documentary "Kaz: Pushing the Virtual Divide" follows Kazunori Yamauchi, the man behind the Gran Turismo series. The full documentary is now on YouTube. The post The documentary about the man... behind Gran Turismo is now available on YouTube appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Facebook Found a Way to MakeA few days ago, I was scrolling through my Facebook News Feed when I saw a post that said, "Here's my Facebook movie. Find yours at s://facebook.com/lookback/ #FacebookIs10," above a collection of... thumbnail photos. I thought it was just a fluke, so I continued to scroll. The next day, my news feed was filled with "Here's my Facebook movie" posts, and comments like, "Your Facebook movie made me cry!" I clicked "play" on my younger sister's Facebook movie. First, there was the dramatic music. And then, the titles slides: "A look back," "Your first moments," "Your most liked posts." My sister's video told the story of her meeting her now-husband, their dates and vacations and their wedding. It showed the announcement that she was pregnant with twins, belly bump pictures and her adorable...
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The Coolest Cars From The 2014 Chicago Auto Show

The Huffington Post - 7 Feb 2014 22:06
The Coolest Cars From The 2014Though the Detroit Auto Show is largely considered the premiere auto show in North America, it's not the largest. That distinction goes to the Chicago Auto Show, which opens Feb. 8 and continues... through Feb. 17. Because of the sheer size of the show's floor space and its long history (the first one was in held way back in 1901), a large number of manufacturers use the Chicago Auto Show to debut new models and concept cars. This year, models from Subaru, Lincoln, Kia, Chevrolet, Nissan and Toyota will make their first official appearance in the Windy City. Check out photos of the cars on display in Chicago (below).
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HTC Will Pay Nokia LicensingSmartphone maker HTC will have to pay up to Nokia to continue peddling its wares (via Android Central), as part of a patent license agreement set out by the two companies today. The settlement means... that all pending litigation between the two companies is dismissed as of today, and the extent of the payments made by the Taiwanese company isn’t being made public. Nokia has been racking up wins with regards to HTC’s use of what it views as its intellectual property. First, HTC was found to be in violation of a key microphone tech patent held by Nokia, and then the HTC One Mini was banned from sale in the UK over the use of certain chipsets (which was stayed), and finally the HTC One faced an injunction in Germany, too. The deal will see HTC also share rights to its own LTE patent...
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Samsung continues to push theSamsung is trying to renew interest in the Galaxy S4 with a new paint job and leather-like back cover.
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£200m program to include 'predictive' tech la Minority Report London's Metropolitan Police are about to be equipped with a new crime-fighting tool: Apple's iPad mini....
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NASA Spacecraft Snaps MoreA probe orbiting Mercury has beamed more than 200,000 images to ground controllers on Earth, and it's still going strong.
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Apple hasn't "given up on the Mac" like some of its competitors and has "some really cool things" coming, according to CEO Tim Cook who sat down for a wide-ranging interview with The Wall Street... Journal. Answering a question about new product categories, Cook said the company is going to focus on "only doing a few things and doing them great", but that Apple does have significant new products, in new categories, in the works. He went on to say that he felt Apple has a long way to go in its existing categories as well, the Mac in particular. I think Apple can grow well with great improvements and new products on its existing category of products.
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R.I.P. LinkedIn Intro and Slidecast

GigaOM - 7 Feb 2014 22:01
R.I.P. LinkedIn Intro andLinkedIn is nixing two services in an effort to "focus" its product line.
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[From EntertainmentTell] The long gestating Preacher TV series will finally become a reality at AMC.
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Yet another way coffee willWe all know coffee is good for us and that it's just a matter of time before scientific studies everywhere confirm this. Now, it looks like we're one step closer to this glorious day because... researchers have found coffee apparently improves one's long-term memory. According to a study from the journal Nature Neuroscience, study participants who received caffeine were better at remembering images shown to them a day before. In the study led by Michael Yassa, an assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences at Johns Hopkins University, subjects were shown a series of images. Right after that, some subjects received either a 200-milligram caffeine tablet or a placebo. Twenty four hours later, the subjects were tested with a different
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This Week On The TC GadgetsSony's Vaio PC business is no more, with the company confirming reports that it will sell the PC division. But a forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 will soon arrive and comfort you during this very... difficult time. After all, it's smartphone season with MWC right around the corner.
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A research team has shed more light on how Luke Skywalker's home planet of Tatooine could orbit two stars which are themselves bound together in an orbital dance --
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These Modular Panels AbsorbAcoustic panels, however cool looking, are usually designed to remain out of sight. But a new company called Baux is changing that with a series of functional geometric tiles that do double duty as a... pretty brilliant wall decoration.
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How We Work, 2014: ThorinWe regularly share the tips, tricks, and tools of our favorite experts and internet personalities. This week we're giving you guys a glimpse into how we work. Today, I'm sharing how exactly I get... stuff done.
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We know exactly nothing about the iPhone 6. Neither does any other site. We hope this helps....
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Amazon Flow Integration: AR ToThe Flow technology (above: shown on Android) is now integrated in Amazon for iOS Amazon has recently updated its iOS mobile app to let users add products directly by taking pictures of them. In some... ways, works like previous apps that would let buyers scan the bar codes to find what the lowest prices. Since this app uses a database of known product images, it tends to work best with packaged good, and not fruits and vegetables. Packaging boxes are easier to identify because a "fingerprint" can be reliably generated from the packaging artwork. (more…) Follow: Cellphones, Shopping, Amazon, Amazon Flow Integration: AR To Build Your Shopping List original content from Ubergizmo.     
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Host: Fraser Cain Astrojournalists: Scott Lewis, Nicole Gugliucci, Morgan Rehnberg, Brian Koberlein, Elizabeth Howell, Amy Shira Teitel, David Dickinson This Week’s Stories! Morgan Rehnberg... (cosmicchatter.org / @cosmic_chatter): New Mars impact crater Nicole Gugliucci (cosmoquest.org / @noisyastronomer): Weird Asteroid Itokawa Has a Dual Personality Shiny new radio image of M82 (but no supernova afterglow) David Dickinson […]
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GPS 3 Main Payload Facing More Delays

Space News - 7 Feb 2014 21:57
Continuing problems with an Exelis-built payload will delay the delivery of the first of the GPS 3 next-generation navigation satellites.
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Bear Kirkpatrick lives and works in Portsmouth, NH. You can visit his website here PetaPixel: First Bear, tell us about what spurred your initial interest in photography? Bear Kirkpatrick: Two things... happened, and they never fully blended. My father had a 35mm film camera when I was a boy. One day he, my younger brother, our […]
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[From EntertainmentTell] Fresh from its debut at the Berlin Film Festival, the next great cult mockbuster arrives with a trailer filled with the title terror - Zombeavers!
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Five Monuments that Might NotAncient civilizations have long written about the power and force that weather once brought upon them, and now these international monuments are showing visible signs of wear.
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Valentine's Day is next Friday and it looks like Nokia and HTC are setting the mood by reaching an agreement and dismissing all patent litigation.
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Curiosity Rover Sees EarthNASA's Mars rover Curiosity has snapped its first photo of Earth from the surface of the Red Planet, an amazing image that also includes the moon. See the photos here.
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Facebook updates Look BackFacebook has updated its Look Back feature with the ability to let users edit their minute-long personalized videos.     
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Last Call To Apply For The ATLTechCrunch is about to roll into Atlanta and New Orleans. You only have a few days left to apply for each meetup’s 60-second pitch-off. If you’re a budding startup in these cities, apply below to... pitch to close to a thousand of your local peers. It’s free to apply and pitch. The deadline for applications is Monday, February 10th. For the pitch-off, we will have 3-5 judges, including TechCrunch writers and local VCs, who will decide on the winners of the Pitch-off. First place will receive a table in Startup Alley at the upcoming TechCrunch Disrupt NY; second place will receive two tickets to TechCrunch Disrupt NY; and third place will receive one ticket. If accepted, you’ll meet with John, Jordan or myself the day of the pitch-off. We can talk about your pitch, your company, or my...
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Nokia and HTC have officially put all this patent litigation nonsense behind them. The two have settled their disputes, signed an agreement to license each others technology, and even decided to... explore further opportunities to collaborate. The...
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What I missed in the GoogleGoogle's build out of fiber networks around the world could give its cloud a leg up on #1 player Amazon Web Services, says Randy Bias.
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The deal between the two is just the latest patent agreement as technology companies look to end the squabbling over intellectual property.
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Nokia and HTC have inked a patent agreement that will see all ongoing litigation between the companies cease, sharing technology in future and cutting off a potentially imminent sales ban …
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Soon We Will All Be Drinking From Pods

Popular Science - 7 Feb 2014 21:47
Bottled Coca-Cola Sipping ice cold Coke from a bottle may become a thing of the past. Wikimedia Commons, Shahroozporia Keurig machines boldly accelerated the path to a caffeine fix, getting rid of the... measuring and the whole-pot wait. With the simple drop of a pod into a machine, a single-serving of coffee-flavored drink is made within seconds. But what if instead of having a mug full of steaming hazelnut brew dispensed, you got a cold bubbly beverage? Well, it's happening - Coca-Cola will be working exclusively with the makers of Keurig to produce Coke-branded single-serve, pod-encased cold drinks. According to CNN Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, the maker of the Keurig, is developing a cold system that will likely be released in late 2014 or 2015. Similar to the Keurig machines that sit...
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[This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.] How much time do you spend planning out Valentine's Day in hopes of making it perfect for your partner? Well, we know some of our... partners here are into design, so we've put together a wonderful gift for them. The Valentine's Day Designer Bundle is packed with assets that any designer would love. It's on sale now in our Deals tab. There's no shortage of tools that can be put to use by graphic designers with this amazing bundle. Start with the Giga Design Bundle, which is packed with 2,500 premium elements. Then check out the 50 amazing t-shirt vectors made to be designed on. And in the hundreds of ornamental vectors and tons of text styles and you'll have plenty assets to put to good use. The Valentine's Day Designer...
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New submitter kc123 writes: "The team that runs the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has released a photo showning a new impact crater on Mars, formed sometime early this decade. The... crater at the center is about 30 meters in diameter, and the material ejected during its formation extends out as far as 15 kilometers. The impact was originally spotted by the MRO's Context Camera, a wide-field imaging system that provides the context—an image of the surrounding terrain—for the high-resolution images taken by HiRISE. The time window on the impact, between July 2010 and May 2012, simply represents the time between two different Context Camera photos of the same location. Once the crater was spotted, it took until November of 2013 for another pass of the region, at which...
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Two new reports say the agency's warrantless, bulk phone-records program has been sweeping up less metadata than popularly believed -- but that the government and the NSA still want it all.
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CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman is canvassing readers for ideas on where to take his Road Trip project this summer. Suggest an idea he uses and you could win a prize.
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[From EntertainmentTell] The Olympic opening ceremonies, cauldron and all, are taking place Friday
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[GadgeTell] Google Nexus 8 in the works?

Technology Tell - 7 Feb 2014 21:42
[From GadgeTell] Sources of DigiTimes are saying that the new Nexus tablet will be announced this coming April and about two million units will be shipped.
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PetaPixel: In 50 seconds and one uninterrupted flowing video shot, UK directing duo US and advertising agency Grey pay tribute to six completely unique, culturally iconic images by expertly recreating... one after the other. If that sentence made no sense, it’s because it’s hard to describe what you’re about to see. Rodin, Forest Gump, Mad Men, Michelangelo, Reservoir Dogs and Daft Punk all in one shot. Make sure you watch the behind the scenes video.∞ Read this on The Loop
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Let's Talk About Whatever YouNo doubt, you're gearing up for an Olympics marathon this weekend, whether that involves making fun of all the crap going wrong in Sochi, or getting seriously wrapped up in curling. I mean, have you... seen the pants on the Norwegian men's team? Just incredible. Before you embark upon a winter sports-filled weekend, let's talk about that and more, right here. Spill your guts!
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On today's episode, we'll count the days until you'll never have to sign a credit card receipt again. We'll also recap a story of a mailing glitch that shows exactly how much banks know about your... life, and discuss the merits of the Agree It app that lets you borrow real money from your Facebook friends.
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Rain makes most of us grumble and beg to stay curled up indoors, but this kid just can't get enough of it. Baby Kayden experienced rain for the first time, and her amazement at nature is almost too... precious to handle. Fortunately, her parents captured the moment and shared it with the rest of the world on YouTube this week. See also: Emotional 4-Year-Old Knows Exactly How You Feel Kayden's awe is a great reminder for us grumpy grownup types to stop and appreciate the little things in life once in a while. Maybe the next time you're caught in a surprise rainstorm without an umbrella, stop and think about what Kayden would say.
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Video: Meet the high-endTwo designers have imagined what Apple's iWatch may look like while also providing details about the kind of specs the device would pack and how it would be built. Mark Bell and Ran Avni from Belm... Designs have created their vision of the iWatch for a design contest in which they were asked to conceive future products from some of today's tech-giants. The designers chose a traditional circular shape for the iWatch that doesn't feature a flexible display. Instead, it has a circular Retina touchscreen with HD resolution. Furthermore, the watch is "constructed with a uni-body design," from a single titanium disk that's pressed into shaped and then "CNC milled to perfection." The iWatch also has chamfered edges and a
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All of Earth's Water Comes From Space

Gizmodo - 7 Feb 2014 21:40
If there's one thing that makes our home planet special--other than the presence of you and me--it's water. This is The Blue Marble after all. But for something that's so characteristically Earth-y,... its origins are positively extra-terrestrial.
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For the PC version of Call of Duty: Ghosts, it would appear that Infinity Ward has had enough of the hacking nonsense that's been running rampant for weeks. To make …
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[From EntertainmentTell] The flies barely had a chance to land on ragin' Cajun James Carville, who has barrel-rolled into a deal with FOX News, TheWrap.com reports. Longtime Democratic Party... strategist, author, and lizard-like talking head Carville lands at FOX just a little bit after waltzing away from CNN just as new president Jeff Zucker took helm.
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How safe is Sochi for your electronics and personal data?
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NSA reportedly collects onlyAs the FISA court approves limits to the NSA's phone-record tracking, anonymous sources tell The Wall Street Journal that the agency actually collects 20 percent or less of American call records,... contradicting reports that the program creates a comprehensive database. According to people apparently familiar with the matter, the agency has struggled to adapt to the decline in landline use, and the orders sent to companies don't cover "most" mobile phone records. One official says that because the agency is not allowed to keep cellphone location records in the database, figuring out how to purge them has delayed attempts to modernize the program. NSA head Keith Alexander has said that the agency is not currently collecting any location...
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A new rendering of the iPhone 6 presented in multiple sizes has been released by Italian designer Federico Ciccarese. The concept images give an accurate size comparison of the existing iPhone 5s next... to a 4.7-inch iPhone and a 5.5-inch iPhone, two sizes that have been rumored for Apple's next-generation smartphone. iPhone 6 4.7" 750--1338 px Aspect ratio 16:9 iPhone 6 5.5" 878--1568 px Aspect ratio 16:9 iPhone 5S 4" 640--1138 px Aspect ratio 16:9 Ciccarese does take some liberties with the look of Apple's next iPhone, however, incorporating both a tapered back and an almost bezel-less display. While early iPhone 6 rumors indicated the iPhone would have a curved design, more recent rumors from The Wall Street Journal have refuted that claim, and no mention has been made of a tapered...
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Nokia, HTC end litigation andNokia and HTC announced Friday they will no longer be fighting over patents, after several disputes in courts around the world. The duo have dropped all pending patent litigation and have entered into... a patent collaboration agreement. Details of the...
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Slopes and Shores | Space Wallpaper

SPACE.com - 7 Feb 2014 21:35
Slopes and Shores | SpaceThis north-looking space wallpaper, acquired on Jan. 4, 2014, by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows the Sochi... Olympic Park Coastal Cluster in Russia.
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HTC, Nokia sign patent agreement

Android Central - 7 Feb 2014 21:35
HTC, Nokia sign patentAndroid handset manufacturer ran afoul of courts in 2013, will make payments to Nokia HTC and Nokia today announced that they've reached an agreement on disputed patents and "explore future technology... collaboration opportunities." Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but HTC will make payments to Nokia, according to today's news release. All lawsuits between the two companies have been dismissed. The April 2013, HTC found itself in violation of a microphone technology that was exclusive to Nokia devices. In December, a UK court ruled that the HTC One Mini could not be sold, but that ban was stayed pending appeal. In December, a German court banned the HTC One over patent issues. There have been other rulings as well. We've got the full text of HTC's release after the break.
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Bitcoin takes a dive as Mt.Bitcoin's value declined sharply Friday, just as Mt. Gox, an online exchange for buying and selling the digital currency, announced that it was temporarily suspending withdrawals. Bitcoin was trading... for roughly US$750 late morning U.S. Pacific time according to CoinDesk, which aggregates the price of Bitcoin across several exchanges. Bitcoin had been trading for about $850 for much of this week. Given its volatility, pinpointing the exact cause of any rise or fall of Bitcoin is difficult, but the timing of the drop in trading price suggests it was tied to technical problems experienced by Mt. Gox, the prominent Bitcoin exchange. The Tokyo-based site said Friday that it was temporarily suspending bitcoin withdrawals, due to unspecified problems that appear to have been causing long delays...
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[From HomeTechTell] Bose's new Bluetooth speaker, available in a variety of candy colors, is the latest entrant to the company's popular SoundLink line.
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Nokia and HTC sign patentNokia is announcing today that it has signed a patent and "technology collaboration agreement" with HTC. The settlement ends months of pending patent litigation between the two firms, and means HTC... will make payments to Nokia. Both firms will work together on HTC’s LTE patent portfolio, and "future technology collaboration opportunities." Full terms of the agreement are being kept confidential.
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Amazon Flow makes searchingAmazon on Thursday updated its iPhone app with a feature that lets users find items within the online store by simply holding them in front of their iPhone's camera.     
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Google Now has been updated to make airline notifications more useful, with the contextual engine now able to figure out not only when your next flight will leave, but when …
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Car design firm Pininfarina has designed an inkless pen with a metal nib that will write without ever running out.
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We often plan our lives a year in advance. Holidays coinciding with certain days of the week mean that we can have a longer or shorter amount of time off. It is through the calendar that we know... whether or not we have a long enough stretch of time to make it to and from
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Make Your Own All-Natural DIY Dusting Spray

Life Hacker - 7 Feb 2014 21:30
Make Your Own All-Natural DIYCommercial dusting sprays are typically expensive, smelly, and have chemicals you may or may not want to use. They also seem to leave a slight residue behind no matter how hard you polish after you... spray. This DIY dusting spray may be just the replacement you're looking for.
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You'll Never Guess How Much AnThe capabilities of today’s are so incredible, a few weeks ago we came across a 20-year old RadioShack ad and everything you could buy has already been made obsolete by the iPhone. Still, the... iPhone’s powers are so much greater…
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We've got a little of everything you want out there in the great big App Store today. We've got productivity boosters, games for you, games for the little ones, photo editors, free and discounted... hookups with art and music. Heck, it's all good, and it's all either free or cut way, way, way down in price, so get those gift cards ready, kids.
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A first look at this ambitious new MMO set in the world of Skyrim and Oblivion.
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[From GadgeTell] Although there's really no excuse for snubbing Motorola's sensational Moto G smartphone when it can be had with close to vanilla Android 4.4 KitKat and upper mid-range hardware at a... measly $100 contract-free, if you've been holding off all this time, you may want to give it a couple more days.
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Alleged Silk Road owner pleadsRoss Ulbricht, the 29-year-old man accused of operating the digital underground drug marketplace Silk Road, has pleaded not guilty on all charges despite the fact that prosecutors say they have eight... to 10 terabytes worth of evidence, reports Forbes. Ulbricht faces more than 20 years in prison on allegations that he engaged in narcotics trafficking conspiracy, computer hacking conspiracy, and money laundering conspiracy related to activities on Silk Road. More than $1.2 billion worth of commerce was conducted on the site exclusively in the virtual currency Bitcoin. Prosecutors allege that Ulbricht launched and operated the site under the pseudonym Dread Pirate Roberts. He is being held without bail and the trial is scheduled to...
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Why California's kill-switchYou may not live in California, but should that state's legislature pass a bill mandating kill-switch technology for smartphones and tablets, the implications will be felt far beyond the borders of... the Golden State.
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These Heavenly Photos RevealSo, you think you know Manhattan and New York City, do you? Well, multimedia artist Peter Wegner is about to show you a completely unexpected side of your city. His series, Buildings Made Of Sky,... turns you upside down to show you the hidden "skyscrapers" all around you.
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LinkedIn Is Killing Intro, ItsI just got an e-mail from LinkedIn with the subject line “We’re retiring LinkedIn Intro.” Intro is the service the company unveiled last October that cleverly inserted contact information into... the iPhone’s Mail app — a piece of software with no mechanism for plug-ins. At least I thought it was clever. Much of the insta-response to the service was stingingly negative: It performed its trick by serving as a middleman between you and your e-mail service, then injecting the contact info into the message as HTML. Some observers saw that as a privacy violation or even a sort of attack. “Retirement” is a funny word to use in explaining the service’s demise, given that Intro introduced itself to the world just over three months ago. In the real world, if someone steps down from a...
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What Is Slopestyle?

Live Science - 7 Feb 2014 21:18
What Is Slopestyle?Slopestyle is one of the newest games in the 2014 Winter Olympics. Snowboarders compete on a course with jumps, rails and other obstacles.
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Current compromise not 'meaningful' Twitter says that the current compromise allowing tech companies to disclose some of the data requests orders made in secret by the US intelligence services isn't... good enough, and it may sue to get the right to be more transparent....
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Russia Bans Bitcoin

TechCrunch - 7 Feb 2014 21:16
Russia Bans BitcoinRussia doesn’t do things by halves — Bitcoin can no longer be used by individuals and legal entities anymore. If you have a Bitcoin wallet on your computer, you are now breaking the law. The... Central Bank of Russia reiterated that the official currency is the Ruble, and that it considers Bitcoin a money substitute. That’s why the cryptocurrency is now banned. The reasons behind this move is that Bitcoin is reportedly used for money laundering and other criminal activities. Moreover, the Russian institution thinks that it’s a purely speculative currency and that there is a great risk of value losses. Yet, banning Bitcoin doesn’t mean that people will stop using Bitcoin overnight. As Bitcoin doesn’t rely on any physical institution but the network of miners around the world, you...
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This is the song that doesn't end. Yes, it goes on and on my friend. Some people started singing it not knowing what it was, And they'll continue singing it forever just because . . ....
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Keep tabs on Sochi from yourThe 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi are upon us. The games are always filled with great competition, and now you can keep track of all the action throughout the games with these mobile apps. The post... Keep tabs on Sochi from your anywhere with these 7 Winter Olympics apps appeared first on Digital Trends.
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The company's new mobile app aims to make you buy your most-used products faster than ever before. Here's how your household items -- and a bit of augmented reality -- could help the retail giant's... bottom line.
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The company's new mobile app aims to make you buy your most-used products faster than ever before. Here's how your household items -- and a bit of augmented reality -- will help the retail giant's... bottom line.
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Cybercriminals compromise homeAttacks recently observed in Poland involved cybercriminals hacking into home routers and changing their DNS settings so they can intercept user connections to online banking sites. Researchers from... the Polish Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT Polska) believe attackers will likely target users from other countries as well in the future using similar techniques. "The attack is possible due to several vulnerabilities in home routers that make DNS configuration susceptible to unauthorized remote modifications," the Polish CERT researchers said Thursday in a blog post. "In the resulting man-in-the-middle attack content of several e-banking websites was altered to include JavaScript injects that tricked users into giving up their usernames, passwords and TANs [transaction authentication...
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NASA Spacecraft Snaps MoreA probe orbiting Mercury has beamed more than 200,000 images to ground controllers on Earth, and it's still going strong.
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Nokia teases mystery WindowsNokia has unveiled a rather mysterious Windows Phone teaser today. In a YouTube video, the company simply asks, "Have you heard what’s coming?" After some car revving the 15-second video goes on:... "See and hear what you’ve been missing," before it fades out to Nokia and Windows Phone logos. Nothing else is teased, and it’s not immediately clear what Nokia is planning to announce. However, Nokia has posted this particular teaser to its US YouTube account, suggesting this isn’t a worldwide announcement. It’s likely that Nokia is getting ready for its upcoming Lumia Icon device for Verizon. After months of leaks the handset is practically official, but Nokia and Verizon have not yet acknowledged its existence. Nokia’s Lumia...
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Outlets Everywhere, Fix YourWhether you're at home or on the road, you should never be without power. Luckily, you can get a high-powered dual USB car charger for $8 today from eBay, and a six outlet surge protector for your... home for $16 from Amazon, also sporting two USB ports of its own.
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Goodbye, Internet Explorer!Finally, the Metro/Modern interface gets an alternative Web browsing option. Mozilla has announced that it has released the beta of the Firefox Windows 8 app.
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