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7 Jul 2015 - Global
Google Unit Apologizes ForGoogle maps its augmented reality game across various locations around the world, including Nazi concentration camps. That last part is changing now.
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FBI Chief Punches Back on Encryption

Wall Street Journal - 7 Jul 2015 05:01
FBI Chief Punches Back onFBI Director James Comey said Monday the country needs to have a "robust debate" about the use of message encryption by technology firms, warning that Islamic State militants and other terror groups... could use this method to recruit "troubled Americans to kill people."
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Canadian charged with mischiefA Canadian man did his best to make films from Up to Danny Deckchair reality in Calgary on Sunday when he took off in a lawn chair attached to more than 100 multicolored helium balloons. After... floating to a great height in his humble patio vehicle, Daniel Boria abandoned ship and parachuted back to Earth, suffering only minor injuries. The feat was intended to promote his company, All Clean Natural, Boria told the Toronto Star. Police charged him with mischief causing danger to life, and federal charges may also be pending. "I did anticipate they would be a little upset," he said. But for awhile there, the dream was real. "I was sitting in a lawn chair looking down through the clouds at 747 airplanes and looking up to a cluster of helium balloons," Boria told the newspaper. "I rose to a...
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This Sniffing Test Can DetectAutism has only been officially recognized for just over 75 years. How does a new method of diagnosis fit into our understanding of the disorder?
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Spacecraft closing in on PlutoNASA's New Horizons spacecraft is on track to sweep past Pluto next week despite hitting a "speed bump" that temporarily halted science collection.
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Astronomers Propose GiantA segmented mirror four or five times wider than Hubble's would peer directly at exoplanets --
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How to Buy the Right Computer For Your Photography

The Phoblographer - 7 Jul 2015 16:20
How to Buy the Right ComputerPhotographer Bill Wadman has an answer for photographers looking for a brand new computer.
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A variety of last-ditch efforts have been proposed to save rhinos from poachers greedy for their valuable horns, from airlifting them to safety, to farming and de-horning them. Perhaps one of the most... buzzed-about options of late comes from Seattle-based biotech company Pembient, which wants to 3D-print synthetic rhino horns to flood the market and lessen demand for the real thing. The company claims to be reverse-engineering a fake rhino horn that is genetically identical to those from wild rhinos. Pembient's hope is that by flooding the market with fake horn, demand for real horn will decline--it's the e-cig of rhino horn, if you like--leading to a reduction in the astronomical rhino horn prices that fuel poaching in the first place. But experts are skeptical that combating the rhino...
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6 Futuristic Retail DisplaysThese digital displays blur the line between online and offline shopping
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What's Inside Saturn MoonThe timing of explosive eruptions of vapor and ice on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus could provide new insights into the satellite's interior structure, which could be a home to life.
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NASA Book Shows How SpaceA new book from NASA is showing how research aboard the International Space Station helps improve lives on Earth while advancing NASA's ambitious human exploration goals.
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The hacking of Hacking Team, which sells surveillance tools to governments, shows there are almost no countries not involved in buying spy technology
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Title: Plane Passengers' Near-Death Experience Gives Clues to Trauma's Effect on BrainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/3/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/6/2015 12:00:00 AM
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As Ancient LivestockAmerican livestock were once diverse and unique, but no longer -- can a new IVF effort save some of the rarest remaining herds before they fade away?
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A Bitcoin Fund Is Born, With Teething Pains

Wall Street Journal - 7 Jul 2015 05:22
A Bitcoin Fund Is Born, WithAn ETF-type bitcoin investment, full of risks, is struggling for acceptance.
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Twitter Experiments With AdsTwitter thinks a new ads button in beta might help appease investors, but users are disgruntled over the new feature.
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Despite some hair-raising and unplanned 4th of July fireworks of sorts in deep space which caused NASA's Pluto bound New Horizons spacecraft to enter "safe mode" due to a computer glitch and... temporarily halt all science operations over the weekend, the spacecraft is now fully back on track, "healthy" and working "flawlessly" and set to […]
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Despite its cold waters and harsh winds, the North Sea is a fertile basin for phytoplankton blooms....
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Samsung looked to usher in the consumer adoption of solid state drives (SSDs) back in 2013 with the launch of its speedy EVO series. It continues to forge ahead with its high-capacity vision for... consumer-oriented, flash memory storage solutions with the addition of a pair of 2TB SSDs to its lineup. ..
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The smoke that is billowing from the wildfires currently plaguing Canada have taken the jet stream express into the United States....
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Slow and Expensive, Here's WhyIf one were to list out all of the things that make air travel so damn frustrating, it’d be hard to know where to even begin. From delayed flights and cramped seating to what is often an exceedingly... long check-in process, air travel is rarely a seamless experience. All that aside, the notion of accessing the Internet while mid-flight is certainly a surefire way to relieve some in-flight boredom and discomfort. Or so you would think. Unfortunately, in-flight Wi-Fi is not only pretty expensive, but it also has a tendency to be painfully slow if you’re trying to do anything more intensive than checking a few emails. The end result is that many fliers often find themselves paying a pretty penny for
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Scientists estimate there are 20,000 particles of space junk measuring up at over 10 cm in diameter currently hurtling around the earth at an average velocity of 25,000 km/h, threatening to damage or... destroy orbiting satellites. To combat the problem, the German Government has granted the German Aerospace Center (DLR) €25 million to create a system to track space junk as it orbits the earth and the Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques (FHR) has been tasked with creating the new system's radar component. ..
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Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Joins SurveyMonkey Board

Wall Street Journal - 7 Jul 2015 04:03
Facebook's Sheryl SandbergFacebook operating chief Sheryl Sandberg is joining the board of SurveyMonkey, the company formerly run by her late husband.
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Instagram is a great way to share over-emojied pictures of fireworks with friends, but for years, pictures have been limited to a fairly-pathetic 640 x 640. Now that it's not 2009, and most high-end... smartphones have screens that can handle the pixels, Instagram is (finally) upgrading to HD.
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Hooking Your Home Up withSolar power is primed to make a big impact on the home energy market in the coming years, although that doesn’t mean everyone should rush out right now and get panels installed on their roofs. The... Federal Trade Commission has put together a handy guide for prospective solar power system buyers that lists some key questions they’ll need to answer before they take the plunge. Below we’ll go over some of the essential issues you need to think through before making a big investment in home solar power. FROM EARLIER: How To Clean Your Disgusting, Bacteria-Infested Smartphone Without Ruining It In the first place you should ask yourself whether solar power will really be effective for you? Interestingly, a solar power system
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New Zealand Safety WatchdogsIt is common knowledge that using your phone while driving is illegal and dangerous, but given the new rise of gadgets like smartwatches, where does that stand? Well last we heard, it was considered... illegal as well. In fact over in New Zealand, road safety advocates are hoping to ban wearables from the roads. According to road safety charity Brake advocate, Caroline Perry, "A second's inattention at the wheel can result in tragedy. Smartwatches and other wearable technology are extremely distracting if used while driving." As it stands, the New Zealand laws prohibit smartphones from being used while driving, but unfortunately it does not cover wearables like the Apple Watch or its competition, which is what advocates like Perry are hoping will change. However until a law can be passed,...
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The Brazilian city of Piracicaba has a potent new weapon in the ongoing fight against Dengue Fever, which infects more than a million people annually: genetically modified mosquito lotharios Created... by Oxitec of Abingdon, UK and bred locally within B...
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Twitter wants to know when your birthday is, so it can shower you with animated balloons (yay!), and better target you with ads (boo!). The social network today introduced the option for users to set... their birthdate in its settings menu and have it appear on their profile. Twitter says the new feature will allow people to celebrate your birthday more effectively, sending you all-important #HBD tweets to commemorate the anniversary of your existence, but its introduction also has a less altruistic side -- it will help the social network work out which ads it thinks you want to see. Last week Twitter introduced new audience insights for brands that allowed them to choose groups of users -- including millennials, seniors, college grads -- at...
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The wait for Skylake is almostWhile no release date has been officially confirmed, reports suggest that Intel will reveal Skylake-S at Gamescom on August 5th, 2015. The post The wait for Skylake is almost over, first desktop chips... likely to hit August 5th appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Nikola Tesla Had ApparentlyEven if you aren't a science geek, the name Nikola Tesla is probably one that you've heard before, whether it be in your science textbooks back in high school, video games, or movies. However did you... know that Tesla actually predicted that smartphones would eventually come into existence way back in 1926? According to a quote discovered by Big Think, it seems that even back in 1926 Tesla predicted how technology would evolve to the point where we would one day own smartphones. Tesla was quoted as saying this during an interview with Collier's magazine from back in the day in which he said: "We shall be able to communicate with one another instantly, irrespective of distance. Not only this, but through television and telephony we shall see and hear one another as perfectly as though we were...
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The Homtime C1pro is aThe HomTime C1pro looks a lot like an alarm clock; it displays time, indoor temperature, has a USB charging station, and can sync up with your Bluetooth-enabled devices. The post The Homtime C1pro is... a tech-filled gadget for your nightstand appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Desperate to date a celebrity?Lindsey Lohan, Katy Perry and Josh Groban have all admitted to using the service, and will now be able to have a blue tick next to their name.
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Chicago certainly has its problems, but its bike-share program, Divvy, is a trophy for the city: it's wildly popular, shares hardware with many of the world's major bike-share systems, it's... substantially backed by public funding, and it has more stations than any other American program (including New York's Citi Bike). Now, Chicago is hoping to bring Divvy to a wider audience with today's announcement of "Divvy for Everyone," a discounted annual membership of just $5 for qualified applicants -- that's $70 off the normal price. (Citi Bike also offers a discounted annual membership, but it's still $60.) Cities haven't done a good job ensuring equal opportunity to take advantage of the explosion of bike sharing programs over the last...
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You've seen Mulder and Scully as they'll appear in Fox's upcoming revival of The X-Files, and today the network released the first footage of its "series event." A new video promoting "201 Days of... X-Files," a re-airing of the original series ahead of its January return, concludes with a very brief exchange between the iconic pair. "I believe that what we're looking for is in the X-Files," Mulder says. "I'm more certain than ever that the truth is in there." But apparently Scully already knows the truth and now, long after nine seasons and two movies, she's after something more. "Now what I want are the answers," she responds. This barely qualifies as a teaser, but keep in mind production on The X-Files is still underway. And even these...
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If you're like me, your Tuesday morning ritual includes browsing the New Releases section of your go-to streaming service. Did you notice the list didn't change today? Whether it's Apple Music, Rdio,... Spotify, Tidal or another app, you'll have to wait...
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The data tells the story: it's time for CIOs to step up and drive the Business Technology (BT) Agenda.
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Zero Escape 3 confirmed forA follow-up to 2012's Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward is in the works for the Nintendo 3DS and PS Vita in both Japanese and English, publisher Aksys Games confirmed. The post Zero Escape 3 confirmed... for 3DS and Vita, coming next summer appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Can't Buy Me Love actress Amanda Peterson dead

Digital Trends - 7 Jul 2015 21:03
Can't Buy Me Love actressAmanda Peterson, who starred as cheerleader Cindy Mancini opposite Patrick Dempsey in the '80s romantic comedy Can't Buy Me Love, has passed away at the age of 43 in her home in Colorado. The post... Can't Buy Me Love actress Amanda Peterson dead appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Samsung had a disappointing Q2Samsung sold fewer Galaxy S6 phones than expected, leading to a disappointing second quarter for the company. According to Wall Street Journal source, is misjudged demand for the curved S6 Edge. The... post Samsung had a disappointing Q2 because it misjudged Galaxy S6 Edge demand appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Could Martian GEMS containA University of Glasgow team has identified traces of the gem known on Earth as 'fire opal' (pictured) within a Martian meteorite. The find could help future missions decide where to look for evidence... of life.
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Palette crowdfunded its unique modular controller in the hopes of giving you customizable, hands-on control over your creative apps, and it's finally ready to make that technology available to... everyone. As of today, you can pre-order Palette kits tha...
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Replica 'Star Trek'This replica Star Trek communicator not only looks like the real thing, but it pairs with your phone to provide actual telecommunication functions.
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NASA is having a very glitch-filled week. On Saturday, the space agency's Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft encountered an anomaly that caused the probe to stop communicating and switch to its... backup computer. And now, it looks like NASA's Dawn spacecraft -- which is currently orbiting above dwarf planet Ceres -- also suffered an anomaly in its system on June 30th that caused it to go into safe mode. Fortunately for NASA, both of the issues were resolved relatively quickly. Space agency officials noted that they discovered the source of the New Horizons glitch within a few hours and were able to get the spacecraft back operating on its main computer by Sunday. As a result, a few scientific observations were lost over the weekend. NASA...
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Withings' Activité andWithings' Activité and Activité Pop are two of only a handful of activity trackers on the market that are entirely waterproof, and as of today, the two devices are able to be used to track swimming.... Swim detection is a feature that Withings has long promised and will be a welcome addition for customers who bought the activity trackers to track their swim movements. We appreciate your patience. We've heard your requests. And we're OVERJOYED to announce swim tracking is here. pic.twitter.com/Mok3wr1o8m — Withings (@Withings) July 7, 2015 Following today's firmware update, Activité fitness trackers will be able to automatically detect swim motions, recording a swimming session as a workout as the device does for other activities like running. Activity and workout information is then...
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Skylanders SuperChargersActivision revealed today that two "Dark Edition" Starter Packs for Skylanders SuperChargers, priced at $100 apiece, will ship with unique variant amiibo, encouraging collectors to double-dip for the... upcoming release. The post Skylanders SuperChargers introducing new, expensive amiibo variants appeared first on Digital Trends.
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People with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) can now find people with a similar infection using a new app called Hift. According to its creator, Marie, the discreet service provided by the app... allows people with STIs to seek understanding and acceptance from others who live with the same infection.
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Meet the Maker of the $100 Drone

Wall Street Journal - 7 Jul 2015 20:30
Meet the Maker of the $100Paris-based Parrot has quickly captured the lower end of the consumer-drone market, but it's facing a new wave of competition.
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Samsung Electronics can't catch a break. Its profits are falling, competition is increasing and it can't sell what was once its flagship mobile phone: the Galaxy S6. The South Korean smartphone giant... is in part to blame for that by releasing no less than three competing products within a year: the Note 4, the Galaxy S6 Edge and most recently the Galaxy S6 Active.
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Google Starts Testing Driverless Car in Austin

Wall Street Journal - 7 Jul 2015 20:30
Google Starts TestingGoogle's self-driving cars have hit the road in Austin, Tex., the first time the project's testing program has expanded beyond the streets around its hometown in California.
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Taylor Swift's Blank SpaceTaylor Swift's Blank Space has become the fastest video to reach 1 billion views on Vevo. Swift joins Justin Bieber and Katy Perry in reaching the elusive billion mark with her 2014 single. The post... Taylor Swift’s Blank Space zooms to 1 billion views on Vevo appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Rayman returns with Rayman Adventures on iOS

Digital Trends - 7 Jul 2015 20:26
Rayman returns with RaymanRayman might have been absent from E3, but he'll be jumping his way onto iOS this fall in Rayman Adventures. The new game is in development at Ubisoft Montpellier, and will ditch the auto-running of... previous mobile Rayman games. The post Rayman returns with Rayman Adventures on iOS appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Tinder: How to Know If ThatTinder is now letting users know if that celebrity's profile they swiped right on is the real deal or a potential catfish.
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Logoist Review

Mac Life - 7 Jul 2015 20:25
When compared head-to-head with apps like Adobe Illustrator, Logoist's lack of options and simplistic approach may make high-end users bristle; it certainly isn't as complete as Adobe's app or... sophisticated alternatives such as the excellent Affinity Designer. But what Logoist does offer is a fun and enjoyable way to create vector images by using the features it has in an interesting and different way. With its three-column layout, everything is on show in Logoist; your layers palette sits on the left, properties on the right, with the image in the center. This can be annoying, since you lose space for your artwork, and familiar elements such as color selection are hidden away in panels (replaced with presets and suggestions), but when you get your head around this new way of working, the...
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Heroin use in the US has more than doubled since 2007. In 2013, more than 500,000 people said that they had used heroin in the past year -- a nearly 150 percent increase in just six years, according... to a CDC report released today. And what's worse is that almost all people who use heroin also use at least one other drug. Taken together, these two findings might explain why heroin claimed almost four times as many lives in 2013 as it did in 2000. Heroin use is "increasing rapidly across nearly all demographics," says CDC director Tom Frieden. "And with that increase we're seeing a dramatic rise in deaths."
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Virgin America has announced that it's teaming up with satellite internet company ViaSat to provide the fastest in-flight WiFi of any commercial carrier. The new system uses a hybrid Ku-/Ka-band... receiver to deliver an internet pipeline eight to 10 ti...
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Google Masters Wi-Fi Calling, but Needs Better Phones

Wall Street Journal - 7 Jul 2015 20:23
Google Masters Wi-Fi Calling,With Project Fi, can the search giant change the wireless business like it's changed high-speed Internet?
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Facebook to Build $500 MillionThe facility will be powered entirely by renewable energy.
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Screening mammography was associated with increased diagnosis of small cancers in a study across U.S. counties but not with significant changes in breast cancer deaths or a decreased incidence of... larger breast cancers, which researchers suggest may be the result of overdiagnosis, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine.
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Join our weekly open photo workshop

The Verge - 7 Jul 2015 20:22
Every week our photography forum, The Lens, hosts an open critique thread for photographers of all skill levels. If you have a photo to share or suggestions for improving aperture, shutter speed, and... ISO, stop by the latest thread covering July 6-10.
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Tinder and Facebook seem to have an inseparable relationship. To make a profile on the dating app, all users need is a Facebook account, and the user's information on the social network exclusively... fuels most of the Tinder profile with few ways of editing within the app.
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Harry Shearer, the iconic voice actor who performed some of the biggest characters to appear on The Simpsons, is back on the show following a contract dispute earlier this spring. According to The... Hollywood Reporter, Shearer will return to The Simpsons after taking the same contract extension that his fellow cast members signed -- a two-year deal with the option for two more years following that. Shearer's departure earlier this spring was seen as a huge blow, as the actor performs key characters like Mr. Burns, Kent Brockman, and Ned Flanders. Showrunner Al Jean had said that those parts would be recast and that the show would go on, but having the man who has voiced those characters for 26 seasons and counting back is a major win for...
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The Binding of Isaac: RebirthSuper Meat Boy creator Edmund McMillen's Zelda-inspired action game The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will arrive on Xbox One, Wii U, and the New Nintendo 3DS later this month. The post The Binding of... Isaac: Rebirth coming to Xbox One, Wii U, New 3DS this month appeared first on Digital Trends.
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While "visual novel" games have been more popular in Japan than in the United States, there seems to be an exception when it comes to titles from Aksys Games. Releases such as "999: Nine Hours, Nine... Persons, Nine Doors" and "Virtue's Last Reward" have proved popular.
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Tinder Now Lets CelebritiesAre you a celebrity looking for love? Good news, Tinder is now verifying profiles for "notable public figures, celebrities and athletes."
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PlayStation Now, Sony's "Netflix for gaming" service that rolled out last year, hasn't changed dramatically since it launched. The company added a much-needed subscription option earlier this year to... help fix the otherwise crazy pricing structure PS Now had for game rentals, but there otherwise hasn't been much in the way of updates to speak of. That changes today -- a major user interface update has just been pushed out to PlayStation Now on the PS4. The update was included in last week's PS4 software update, but Sony is just now turning it on. The old PS Now update was quite reminiscent of the design in Sony's PS Store on the PS3 and PS4, but the new design pulls a lot of visual cues from the PS Vue TV service that launched recently....
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Atari has a long history in the video game industry, but an incredibly limited one in the comic book world. But that may change now that the company has teamed with Dynamite Entertainment.
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Rebooted arcade classic Gauntlet is coming to PS4

Digital Trends - 7 Jul 2015 20:06
Rebooted arcade classicGauntlet, which originally launched as a PC exclusive, will soon make its way to the PlayStation 4 as Gauntlet: Slayer Edition. The updated game includes a new mode and new areas to explore. The post... Rebooted arcade classic Gauntlet is coming to PS4 appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Banks in the U.K. Gearing UpApple Pay in the United Kingdom has yet to officially launch, but some banks are preparing for the upcoming release of the payments service and have begun allowing customers to register their cards... for use with Apple Pay. Several Santander customers on the MacRumors forums have been able to successfully add their cards to Passbook for use with Apple Pay, making the cards available on both their iPhones and their Apple Watches. Customers registering their cards are also receiving confirmation emails from Santander, informing them that they're now able to use Apple Pay. As of the time of writing, customers have not yet tested the Apple Pay service at a location that accepts Apple Pay. One customer was told the bank's system is not live and that customers who were able to mistakenly register...
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Group Demands Google ExtendThe advocacy group has filed a complaint with the FTC accusing Google of "unfair and deceptive" practice.
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Tinder Just Rolled OutFollowing in the footsteps of Twitter and Facebook, Tinder is rolling out verified accounts for celebrities. Now, just like on Twitter, verified users will be marked with a blue check.
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PlayStation Now's all-you-can-play game subscription service launched back in January on PlayStation 4, but the method for actually playing those games has been kind of a nightmare. Today's news of a... dedicated subscription app might change that. Befo...
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"Journey" is considered one of the best experiences that can be had with a Sony PlayStation 3 game console -- so users of PlayStation 4 have been waiting for a similar experience ever since the game... was first announced. It now seems the wait is nearly over: Docs For PlayStation has listed that a "Journey" version for PS4 will be available July 21.
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Uber Resumes Charging Drivers Commission in Delhi

Wall Street Journal - 7 Jul 2015 19:55
Uber Technologies said it had resumed charging drivers commission in Delhi, almost six months after it stopped taking the fee while "regulatory ambiguity" over its ride-hailing service was resolved.
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Here's When Netflix's FirstNetflix is taking its next major step towards the cinematic arena.  The company announced the release dates for their first set of original feature films on Tuesday. Netflix's first film to debut... will be Cary Fukunaga's ("True Detective") drama "Beasts of No Nation" starring Idris Elba, which will be released worldwide on Netflix and in select U.S. theaters on Oct. 16. The film, based on Nigerian author Uzodinma Iweala's 2005 novel of the same name, will follow Agu, a child soldier separated from his family during a civil war in an African country. Following Fukunaga's drama will be "The Ridiculous Six," the first of Adam Sandler's four films for Netflix. The comedy-western, which faced some controversy earlier this year, will star Sandler alongside Terry Crews ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine"),...
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PC sales still declining, butTraditional computer sales are down, but with the help of Windows 10, and premium mobiles devices like the Surface and MacBook Air, they could be set to rebound in 2016. The post PC sales still... declining, but might rebound in 2016 appeared first on Digital Trends.
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'Journey' comes to PS4 on July 21st

Engadget - 7 Jul 2015 19:50
With stunning visuals and gameplay to match, Journey quickly became a platform favorite on the PlayStation 3. Now, Sony is bringing that adventurous experience over to the PlayStation 4, as was... announced last year. Better yet, if you already own a di...
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Intel is sucking the life out of AMD

USA Today - 7 Jul 2015 19:48
Intel is sucking the life outRemember the days when AMD was a viable rival to Intel? Those days are long gone          
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When It Comes To IdentityBeing in the therapy business, I'm constantly monitoring my own psychological state, probably not unlike physicians who regularly check their pulse. Lately, I'm monitoring a growing sense of being... watched. I don't think I'm becoming paranoid, yet, but it's starting to feel that way. I'm on my third or fourth credit card number in almost as many years, as I keep getting letters saying there's no real cause for alarm but it's possible my information may have been compromised. Lightening has already struck twice in the identity department because I shopped at Target during the dread breach period and have a policy with Premera. Thankfully, I've never had a background check (at least not that I know of) with the federal government so all the lurid details of my boring personal life aren't...
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Fans of "Mortal Kombat X" have known for quite some time that Predator, the legendary movie monster, will be coming to the game soon, so publisher Warner Bros. finally revealing the character's... release date was only a matter of time. Predator will finally be available Tuesday through downloadable content (DLC) in the "Mortal Kombat X Predator Bundle," which features the character and new skins for Johnny, Scorpion and Jax.
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How to join the Windows 10Do you want the latest updates to Windows 10 before everyone else? Microsoft has a fast track to new features and bug fixes built right in. Here's a quick guide that shows you how to enable them. The... post How to join the Windows 10 Insider fast ring (and why you want to) appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Somewhere near the middle of Joel Bourne's The End of Plenty – a devastating call to action to anyone concerned about the global food crisis -- he gets to the heart of the matter: our ability to... grow food for a growing planet is only advancing arithmetically -- e.g., steadily, incrementally, despite the scientific innovations of the so-called Green Revolution that began a half century ago. At the same time, our global population is growing algorithmically -- exponentially -- outpacing our ability to feed the world. By mid-century, our population will grow by two billion, the equivalent of two Indias at its 1999 numbers (it’s already grown by close to 300 million more in less than two decades).
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This space-age suitcase boastsThe Space Case 1 has features like digital biometric locks, GPS, digital lift-less weighing system, power bank, Bluetooth, speakerphone, sensors, anti-theft alerts, and even a personal assistant. The... post This space-age suitcase boasts GPS, biometric locks, and a built-in power bank appeared first on Digital Trends.
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PSN Down For Some Users

Forbes - 7 Jul 2015 19:39
PSN Down For Some UsersSome people looking to get their fill of Destiny or Elder Scrolls Online are out of luck today: users are reporting trouble connecting to Sony's Playstation Network across social media, and Sony is... confirming that some servers are having connectivity issues on its official status page, listing "gaming and social" and the Playstation Store as affected by the outages -- PS4 is listed as the only affected platform. A quick search on twitter for "PSN Down" brings up a steady stream of gamers frustrated by the issues.
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'The Witcher 3' Patches In AGiven the sprawling length of The Witcher 3, it stands to reason that many who bought it will be playing it for the better part of the summer. That’s why it’s so great that CD Projekt Red is... continuing to support the game with quality of life improvements and free DLC ahead of its larger expansions.
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EPA chief says Supreme Court ruling on mercury pollution will not affect Obama climate rule
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It's easy to see the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active as a niche device for outdoorsy, Bear Grylls types. But we see it as an ideal complement to the Galaxy S6 - offering a few compromises but also a few key... advantages over the best flagship you can buy today. We go hands-on to compare the two Galaxy handsets. ..
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EMC to Sell Dropbox Rival Syncplicity

Wall Street Journal - 7 Jul 2015 19:30
EMC is ending a three-year foray into the kinds of data-storage services offered by Dropbox and Box Inc., agreeing to sell control of its Syncplicity business to investment firm Skyview Capital.
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Another unlimited mobile data option just bit the dust... although it's not quite as bad as it sounds. Republic Wireless has switched from offering unlimited cellular data on its higher-priced phone... tiers to a Refund Plan that shares more than a litt...
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Microsoft unveils Groove, aMicrosoft has unveiled Groove, a rebrand of the company's Xbox Music service set to launch alongside Windows 10. It'll ship with a new app, but notably without an ad-supported listening tier. The post... Microsoft unveils Groove, a rebrand of Xbox Music set to launch alongside Windows 10 appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Fujifilm X-T10 review

The Verge - 7 Jul 2015 19:25
Last year, Fujifilm introduced the X-T1, a tremendous camera that was designed from the ground up to appeal to serious photographers. It had great image quality, great ergonomics, and a class-leading... viewfinder. It easily became my favorite camera of the year. But for all that the X-T1 offered, it was expensive and big. Neither of those things deterred serious photographers from plunking down the money and putting the X-T1 into their gear bags, but what if you're a more casual photographer that wants a lot of what the X-T1 offers without the investment or bulk? That's where this year's X-T10 comes in. It's essentially a shrunken down version of the X-T1 that costs less yet preserves a lot of what makes the X-T1 great. The X-T1 was so...
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Russian police issue instructions for safe selfies after 10 killed, 100 injured this year
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Apple Adds New 'Apple TestedAs it works on introducing some major changes to the third-party accessory sections of its retail stores, Apple has launched a new section in its online store dedicated to "Apple Tested Cases." The... new page is displayed alongside third-party iPhone and iPad cases and outlines the testing procedures for Apple-approved Made for iPhone/iPad (MFi) third-party cases that Apple sells both online and in its retail stores. Designed to reassure customers about the quality of the third-party accessories available from Apple, the site goes over several testing parameters that cases must meet, including design, camera, acoustics, sensors, and cellular and wireless. We analyze how a case fits, so you can still access every button, port, and jack. And a series of drop tests tells us the design is strong...
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HP's Bill Veghte is new SurveyMonkey CEO

USA Today - 7 Jul 2015 19:21
HP's Bill Veghte is newHe succeeds David Goldberg who died suddenly in May.          
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Marco Rubio declares the 'old ways no longer work' in economic pitch centered on lower taxes
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The Future Of Refrigeration In India

Forbes - 7 Jul 2015 19:19
The Future Of Refrigeration InBy The Atlantic, an EmersonVoice partner
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The Simple Truth AboutBy The Atlantic, an EmersonVoice partner
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A physicist, an astrophysicist and an astronomer take a scientific approach to appreciating photography. The post How a Physicist Solved the Mystery of an Iconic Photo appeared first on WIRED.
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NBA player blames his iPhoneFree agent Matt Bonner didn't shoot as well as he normally does last season. In a recent interview, the former San Antonio Spurs center revealed it was due to the large size of his iPhone. Wait, what?... The post NBA player blames his iPhone for his shooting woes last season (really) appeared first on Digital Trends.
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It's No Myth: Robots andWith the unemployment rate falling to 5.3 percent, the lowest in seven years, policy makers are heaving a sigh of relief. Indeed, with the technology boom in progress, there is...
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The New Alchemy Of Waste

Forbes - 7 Jul 2015 19:14
The New Alchemy Of WasteBy The Atlantic, an EmersonVoice partner
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The Power Behind Our Connected Planet

Forbes - 7 Jul 2015 19:13
The Power Behind Our ConnectedBy The Atlantic, an EmersonVoice partner
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Shot on an iPhone, 'Tangerine'Telling the story of transgender sex workers in a film shot with an iPhone is so, well, 2015.
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With tech like this, it's amazing they even made it into space.
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Why Matisse's Vibrant PaintingScientists are peeling back layers of paint to get to the root of an enduring plague that is threatening century-old art by the likes of Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet and Henri Matisse.
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Hands-on with the world'sInduction for everyone has arrived.          
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TMO Daily ObservationsProduct packaging in Apple's stores is about to undergo a big redesign. John Martellaro joins Jeff Gamet to look at Apple's plans to homogenize third-party packaging and explain why he thinks it's a... bad idea. They also talk about Home Sharing and iOS 8.4, Eddy Cue's Twitter presence, and media outlets jumping to conclusions.
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10 steps to healthier smartphone habits: Posted by The Verge on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 Nine hours. That's how much time college students spend on their phones each day, according to a recent study... published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions. It's not entirely surprising. Whether you're waiting in line for coffee or out "watching" fireworks overhead, it seems like everyone has their phone out in some capacity. It's as if we prefer the confines of a pocketable screen with the world only in peripheral. So let's learn to be healthier about our smartphone habits -- here are 10 tricks to help with that.
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Inside the 'Mad Max' video game

USA Today - 7 Jul 2015 19:08
Inside the 'Mad Max' videoSenior producer John Fuller of Avalanche Studios breaks down the action game 'Mad Max' launching September 1.          
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Oculus Rift Takes Students,Virtual reality isn't just changing video games, it's also shifting how people explore everything from luxury apartments to universities.
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Watch SCE Worldwide StudiosShuhei "Shu" Yoshida takes on a very challenging 'Bloodborne' boss.
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Eager to watch shows like Penny Dreadful or Ray Donovan without either subscribing to cable or buying the shows outright? You can, if you live in the US. Showtime has launched its promised stand-alone... streaming service on Apple devices and Roku playe...
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Republic Wireless's Next Target: Data 'Breakage'

Wall Street Journal - 7 Jul 2015 19:04
Republic Wireless's NextRepublic Wireless has a new target: data "breakage."
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Apple No Longer Signing iOSApple is no longer signing the iOS 8.3 software update for all compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices, meaning that users can no longer downgrade to that version using iTunes. Apple is now... only signing iOS 8.4 and later. iPhone, iPad or iPod touch users that have jailbroken their device on iOS 8.3 should not worry about accidentally updating to iOS 8.4, as an untethered jailbreak is available for both software versions courtesy of Chinese tool TaiG.
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It looks like 007 is headed toCelebrated British super-spy James Bond might end up on Broadway, as a stage production of the famous character, James Bond: The Musical, is currently underway with a planned debut in the U.S. by... 2017. The post It looks like 007 is headed to Broadway for James Bond: The Musical appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Rdio Adds More CuratedApple has recently launched its Apple Music service along with a curated radio station-- Beats 1, which is garnering a lot of attention from the rival services such as Spotify and Rdio. In order to... combat Apple Music’s growing popularity, Rdio has come up with more and more curated stations that offer better individual-selected tunes. Rdio is partnering with various artists and record labels and is also adding stations to cater to a wider audience in more countries around the world. It has added new stations to Canada, US, and UK, these countries already had curated stations. The new countries that can now listen to Rdio are India, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Mexico, Brazil, Thailand, Hong Kong, Philippines, and Indonesia. Rio claims that these new stations are free of cost and...
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Amazon.com faces search resultAmazon.com is facing a lawsuit by a watchmaker over search results and the EcoBee3, one of the first products built for Apple's HomeKit, hits the market. The post Amazon.com faces search result... lawsuit by watchmaker: DT Daily appeared first on Digital Trends.
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[This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.] When mobile games become popular, they really blow up. Everybody downloads them and they become a reference point in pop culture. If... you have an idea that you know could turn into an incredible hit, then you need to get this free iOS Game Hacking Course. It's on sale now in our Deals tab. The next hit mobile title migh exist in your head. If you want to bring it into reality and get it on people's phones, then you need to get yourself the Free iOS Game Hacking Course. You'll gather an incredible amount of information about making mobile games, from the languages you'll need to master to code the game to the principles of game design. If you're interested at all in game development, this is a must have course to get...
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I shoot in some pretty harsh conditions. In fact, I've based a large part of my career to being in the cold. For me as a professional, this often means long nights, cold mornings, and camping out in... front of a tripod waiting for the conditions to line up. But it's absolutely worth it: Sometimes, to get things to line up you have a put yourself in a situation that isn't normal.
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For children, summer is a time for fun and learning, and Google is happy to oblige with its new program called Camp Google. Kids don't need to sleep away from home to learn about science at Camp... Google, which kicks off on July 13. Instead, they can watch videos and do activites centering around oceanography, space, nature, and music at home in their browsers.
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Rdio, doing its best not to be forgotten by consumers in the face of competition from Spotify and Apple, has launched a new batch of curated music stations today. The songs you hear have been... handpicked by "some of the world's most iconic and prolific record labels and key local influencers." Rdio has already offered curated stations in the United States, Canada, and UK, but now users can listen in from Australia, Brazil, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. A major perk of Apple's Beats 1 station is its widespread availability, and this seems to be Rdio's answer to that. Additionally, more stations are now available for the markets that already had them, and Rdio says they're open to all...
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There's a vegetable garden offAn Italian father and son duo of the Ocean Reef Group, a scuba gear business, has started some underwater produce farming. Nemo's Garden uses biospheres to plant seeds underwater for fresh plants in... consistent environments. The post There’s a vegetable garden off the coast of Italy, and it’s growing under the sea appeared first on Digital Trends.
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How Companies Can ImproveWould you be surprised to find that one of the most important elements for improving recruitment, skill-building and operational efficiency in your startup or small business is the element of fun? As... more and more companies make gamification a part of how they work, having fun—in the context of game playing—is becoming a big part of building a successful company.
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Can Artists and Labels Change Behavior With Technology?

The Huffington Post - 7 Jul 2015 18:48
Can Artists and Labels ChangeI was recently reading a piece that Slack Founder & CEO, Stewart Butterfield wrote to his team during a pivotal moment in 2013. Being that this was 2013, it was well before the company's $2.8B... valuation and the thousands of clients for whom they now power communication. From Butterfield's vantage point, Slack was an extremely useful product that once adopted, enhanced communication significantly. Ironically, Slack filled a market need before the industry members realized the need existed. As a recent co-founder of a startup that empowers creators, this story, and Butterfield's direction hit close to home. At Disruptive Multimedia (DMM), we're building technology that helps creators interact and "own" their audience. The challenge we're facing is not a technology issue, but rather, an...
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Specifications for AMD'sThe air-cooled version of AMD's Fury graphics card isn't far off from release, but we haven't had much in the way of official details from the chip maker. Fortunately, we have some rumored... specifications to play with until then. The post Specifications for AMD’s air-cooled R9 Fury leak online appeared first on Digital Trends.
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The Newest Tech Gadgets All Cyclists Will Want

The Huffington Post - 7 Jul 2015 18:44
The Newest Tech Gadgets AllIf you're looking for a way to beef up your bicycle with gadgets that make each journey more enjoyable, keep reading. Manufacturers are regularly developing and producing devices that cater both to... cyclists who only ride occasionally and to those who jump on their bikes every day. Below are just a few of the newest cycling gadgets that avid cyclists are sure to love. SmrtGRiPS Bike Grips These bike grips don't just keep your fingers slip-free on the handlebars. They also give location information and navigation data without requiring you to remove or change the position of your hands. There's an accompanying app that can tell you how far away you are from your bike. That may be helpful if you've parked it in a large space, such as somewhere on a college campus. Head over to smrtGRiPS'...
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SurveyMonkey Names Bill Veghte as CEO

Wall Street Journal - 7 Jul 2015 18:44
SurveyMonkey Names Bill VeghteSurveyMonkey on Tuesday named tech industry veteran Bill Veghte its next chief executive, replacing the late David Goldberg.
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This Is How Women Journalists Are Treated On The Internet

The Huffington Post - 7 Jul 2015 18:41
This Is How Women Journalists"You need to be gagged." That's one of many harassing comments received by journalist Mary Hamilton. In a new video from The Guardian US, Hamilton and four other Guardian editors and writers --... Jessica Valenti, Megan Carpentier, Rebecca Carroll and Sady Doyle -- read some of the abusive comments and tweets they've received. Female journalists are particularly vulnerable to these types of comments given that they express opinions for a living -- simply turning off the computer and walking away is not an option. Some commenters hurled insults, calling one woman a "cold-hearted, emotionless, stony bitch." Others wished horrible deaths on people they've never met, expressing hope that they would die in a "gasoline-explosion-induced car crash." And others yet invalidated women's opinions on...
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You know that you need the latest game consoles (or a good PC) to get better graphics and special features, but it now looks like you'll need them if you want to see a game's extended storyline, too.... BioWare has quietly posted word that "all future" ...
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Tech21's New Apple-ExclusiveTech21 today announced that its Evo Mesh Sport and Evo Elite case lineup for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are now available exclusively through the Apple Store and Apple Online Store. The new Evo... Mesh Sport is the first iPhone case to identically match the Apple Watch sport band colors, in blue, green, pink, smokey black and white, while the new Evo Elite has a scratch-resistant aluminum finish. Both of the new Evo cases for iPhone feature Tech21's impact-absorbing material FlexShock, which is capable of withstanding drops up to 6.6 feet and is both thinner and lighter than many competing cases. The cases also provide full access to all of the iPhone's ports and buttons, with corner and edge encasing and a raised screen bezel for added protection. The new Evo Elite case can be purchased...
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Here's everything you need to know about one of the summer's most fascinating movies. The post Tangerine Is Amazing--But Not Because of How They Shot It appeared first on WIRED.
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'Gauntlet: Slayer Edition''Gauntlet: Slayer Edition' is coming to PS4 this summer.
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Cryptographers Fight FBI on Mobile Security

Wall Street Journal - 7 Jul 2015 18:35
Cryptographers Fight FBI onThe U.S. government just lost highly classified security-clearance data to foreign hackers. Do Americans really want to trust Washington with the keys to their text messages?
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Lifetime's latest victim forMelrose Place will be the latest '90s sitcom to get an unauthorized, behind-the-scenes tell-all from Lifetime, joining others like Saved by the Bell, Beverly Hills 90210, and Full House. The post... Lifetime's latest victim for an unauthorized tell-all is Melrose Place appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Despite Internet froth, the asteroid making a not-so-near flyby past Earth is not going to kill us all. The post Chill. Asteroid 2015 HM10 Isn’t Going to Destroy Earth appeared first on WIRED.
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The way you start your morning can make or break the rest of your day . The SAVERS acronymn reminds us of six habits or rituals that can improve our morning routines.
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Elon Musk: Cause Of SpaceXElon Musk says the Falcon 9 explosion was a 'huge blow to SpaceX' and admitted that his engineers are still dumbfounded as to the cause of the June 28 accident.
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Earning Loyal Customers MeansIt’s here—welcome to the “age of disruption.” Every day, consumers are bombarded with dozens (if not hundreds) of marketing messages from brands all vying to earn their consumers’ mindshare... and subtly shift attitudes, behaviors and buying decisions.
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Listen to your heart: HandsWho ever loved who loved not at first sight? A new app called Hands Free Tinder uses your Apple Watch or your Android Wear watch to determine if someone is the perfect match for you. The post Listen... to your heart: Hands Free Tinder uses your heartbeat to find the perfect match appeared first on Digital Trends.
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AppleWatch: Android ClobberingApple' CEO Tim Cook is on a tirade. He obviously sees Android and Google as the lethal threats they are to the Apple' iPhone/iOS kingdom. But he doesn't want anybody else to know that. Watch as Cook,... the "gentle man with a soft spot for numbers," attempts to use a confusing plethora of numbers and statistics to further lock-in and bolt-down clueless Apple iOS-bots. I clearly recall as Jobs' death approached, the Apple faithful's fear and loathing about who might replace "the single greatest inventor to grace the world since Thomas Edison or Nikola Tesla." (Poppycock, btw.) When Cook received his coronation, I thought, "what a weak choice. He'll never keep Apple strong with Job's bombastic leadership style--it isn't in him." Well, I was right. Cook has all the earmarks of a desperate man,...
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Actually, This Was NorthA couple of weeks back, we marveled at just how crazy North Korea really is. What prompted our sense of awe was the reclusive country’s proclamation that it had discovered a single drug that could... cure AIDS, MERS and Ebola all at once. At the time we said we thought it was the craziest thing North Korea had ever come up with, but that’s only because we forgot about its amazing proclamation back in 2012 that its archaeologists had discovered a unicorn lair in its capital city of Pyongyang. RELATED: North Korean official falls asleep during rally, gets executed by an anti-aircraft gun According to a report from North Korea’s state news agency at the time, researchers found “a lair of the
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Google, Apps, and the Closed Web

TechPinions - 7 Jul 2015 18:27
The accusations Google has been manipulating search results have been happening for some time. It was this last article I
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University of Cambridge researchers have discovered that a material already known for its peculiar electrical properties appears to behave as both a conductor and an insulator at the same time. This... find could represent the discovery of an entirely new class of materials, challenging our current understanding of how metals behave. ..
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Sorry, Apple! Samsung namedWhile its profits may be falling on the back of weak smartphone sales, it’s not all bad news for Samsung. The South Korean company has been named the most reputable company in the U.S. technology... industry in the Reputation Institute’s latest RepTrak…
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An organization in which Paypal founder Peter Thiel is an investor is aiming to build a floating city-state by 2020. The Seasteading Institute says semi-independent floating cities would provide an... opportunity to try out new modes of government and could also tackle a number of other problems. ..
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Just like Twitter and Facebook, Tinder is stepping into verified profiles for "notable public figures." Those semi-celebrities will get a blue check mark on their profiles and, consequently, perhaps... more attention than they'd like. Tinder announced l...
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Former attorney general callsThe "possibility exists" for the U.S. Department of Justice to cut a deal that would allow surveillance leaker Edward Snowden to return to the U.S., a former attorney general said in a media... interview. Snowden, who leaked information about the National Security Agency's surveillance programs, "spurred a necessary debate" about the collection of U.S. telephone records, former Attorney General Eric Holder told Yahoo News. The DOJ, however, hasn't changed its official position on Snowden, a spokesman said. The DOJ wants Snowden to return to the U.S. from Russia and face criminal charges, the spokesman said by email.
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Showtime is now available onApple TV owners can finally access all of Showtime’s series and movie without a cable subscription starting today. Following in the path of HBO Now, the company just launched it’s stand-alone... streaming package that works on iOS devices and Apple…
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Palette Launches to Shake UpAfter raising $158,470 through Kickstarter two years ago, Palette today launched its modular control interface to help photographers take their photo editing workflow to the next level. In case you... haven’t heard of it yet, Palette is a modular system of magnetically connected sliders, dials, and buttons that help photographers (and other creatives) do their […]
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In a new concept, Volvo has ripped out the front passenger seat in favor of a permanent child seat. The post Volvo Kills the Passenger Seat to Make Room for Baby appeared first on WIRED.
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Tinder has already marked its niche in the dating world, now a company known as T3, is coming up with a whole new version of the popular dating app for Apple Watch. This new version is dubbed as... "Hands-free Tinder" and it does not require users to use their hands to swipe right or left, instead the app detects user's heart beat to find a match. T3 has come up with this app after Apple introduced its Watch SDK that detects a user's heartbeat. So, how does it work? The app lets the user take a look at the Tinder profiles on their Apple Watch. It marks the profile as a match if user's heart rate goes up and dismisses the profile if user's heart rate goes down. As the name suggests, it is completely "hands-free" and does not require the user to use his or hand for swiping. Although the idea is...
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The dark side of galactic radio jets

The Royal Astronomical Society - 7 Jul 2015 18:18
Cosmic microwave radiation points to invisible 'dark matter', marking the spot where jets of material travel at near light speed, according to an international team of astronomers. Lead author Rupert... Allison of Oxford University presented their results yesterday (6 July) at the National Astronomy Meeting in Venue Cymru, Llandudno, Wales. Active galaxy, Hercules A, showing extensive radio jets (Image credit: NRAO) Currently, no one knows for sure what dark matter is made of, but it accounts for about 26% of the energy content of the Universe, with massive galaxies forming in dense regions of dark matter. Although invisible, dark matter shows up through its gravitational effect - a big blob of dark matter pulls in normal matter (like electrons, protons and neutrons) through its own...
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Sony's 1TB PS4 priced at £350 in the UK

Engadget - 7 Jul 2015 18:17
Sony will soon launch its 1TB PS4 in Europe and now, we've got a price-tag for the UK: £349.99. That's the same price as Microsoft's 1TB Xbox One, which should make an interesting head-to-head this... autumn. To sweeten the deal, Sony will be bundling i...
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Gartner Cuts 2015 Outlook AmidTablet sales are also seen dropping more than 5 percent this year.
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'Rayman Adventures' Is Coming'Rayman Adventures' is an awesome looking 'endless runner.'
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Jump on these free courses toIf you've got an iOS phone, you've got one of the world's most popular gaming platforms in your pocket. If you want to build the game that inspires others to gleefully smudge up their screens, you... don't have to worry…
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LG G4 drone footage released in full HD

Slash Gear - 7 Jul 2015 18:12
LG G4 drone footage releasedThis morning LG released footage of the LG G4 working with a mount on a high-powered drone. If you're the sort of person to pick up a drone and fly it around Los Angeles, you'll know exactly what it's... like to have to deal with less-than-fantastic camera action on built-in units with the lesser of the drones on the market …
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Why companies are upset overTrademark holders have until the end of May before someone else has the right to buy their .sucks domain and make it live.          
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9to5Toys Lunch Break: WD 2TBKeep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications.... Today’s can't miss deals: WD Elements 2TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive $70, Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD $150, more Apple 13-inch MacBook Air (newest model) 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB: $830 shipped (Reg. $999) Review: JBL's […]
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Check out these pics ofPhotographer Shelly Kay snapped the production stills in New York, which show Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) and Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson) roaming the streets of city that never sleeps. The post Check... out these pics of Daredevil Season 2 shooting in New York appeared first on Digital Trends.
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SurveyMonkey names HP's Bill Veghte CEO following the death of David Goldberg
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XUL is on the way out. New features will focus on being "uniquely Firefox."
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Leak: LG's Next-Gen NexusLG and Huawei will make this year's new Nexus handsets, according to several reports, and a new leak seems to indicate that LG is indeed making a new version of the crowd favorite Nexus 5 -- but it... will feature a unique new design. DON'T MISS: We Have Some Bad News About the iPhone 6s According to sources familiar with LG’s plans who spoke with AndroidPit, LG will not base the new Nexus 5 on the LG G4 flagship phone. In previous years, LG's Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 were primarily based on their corresponding G-branded handsets. In fact, it's not even clear whether the new LG Nexus phone will be sold as the Nexus 5 (2015) or whether it'll have a new name. Launch information
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The Illusion of Time: What's Real?

Live Science - 7 Jul 2015 18:01
The Illusion of Time: What'sAny clock keeps time, but space-time is much harder to pin down.
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Jolla's mobile efforts have barely begun, but it's already shaking things up by splitting into two companies. From now on, Jolla Ltd. is focused solely on developing and licensing Sailfish OS, its... custom mobile platform. It's forming a new, as yet un...
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Samsung offers a $200 onlineThe Samsung Galaxy Note 4 may be getting close to its first birthday, but it's still one of the best Android smartphones on the market. Today, Samsung launched a new promotion in the US where people... who buy the Galaxy Note 4 at full price can get $200 back in an online rebate offer.
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Most modern workshops already have tons of tools, and space is at a premium. If you like to keep a computer monitor or TV in your workshop, build this swing-out monitor arm to raise your display away... from the dirt and dust on your work table.
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Firefox for Windows 10 plannedMozilla will accelerate the release of new features for its Firefox browser, dumping its current 18-week development schedule for something nimbler, a company manager told contributors last week. The... firm will also deliver a browser for Windows 10, a reversal of a 2014 decision to stop work on a touch-based version of Firefox for Microsoft's OS. In a pair of messages that Dave Camp, director of Firefox engineering, posted to a mail list, as well as a blog post, Mozilla summarized some of the decisions it reached at an all-hands meeting in Whistler, a Canadian ski resort town north of Vancouver, BC, last week.
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(Reuters) - Online polling company SurveyMonkey has named former HP executive Bill Veghte chief executive, succeeding Dave Goldberg, who died in an accident in May after helping build it into one of... the biggest privately held companies in Silicon Valley.
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BBC Shows Off Finalized MicroThe BBC has revealed the final design for its programmable, customizable Micro Bit computer.
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Edmund Clark photographedOur impression of war is shaped by images of soldiers on patrol or in combat. Actually, points out photographer Edmund Clark, the vast majority of the 40,000 people who were stationed at Bagram... Airfield - America's largest enclave in Afghanistan - never left it. Protected, but also confined, by perimeter walls that are secured by daily patrols, they lived in mess halls, meeting rooms, sleeping quarters, a supermarket and a gym. Their experience of Afghanistan is restricted to the landscape they can see over the walls, images of the country on murals in the meeting rooms and paintings in the dining facility, a weekly bazaar and 7000 security-screened local workers who provide cooking and cleaning services. Some of the personnel may also meet locals in the Parwan Detention Facility, the...
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Eight Years & the 8th Paper:As we approach the 8th anniversary of the Galaxy Zoo project, it is a great opportunity to look back at one of the most fascinating discoveries of citizen science in Galaxy Zoo - the "Green Pea"... galaxies. Volunteers on the forum first noted these galaxies due to their peculiar bright green color and small size. […]
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How to stop your smartphoneThese days our phones are practically attached to us, and your smartphone may be tracking your every move.          
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Enterprising company makesBe honest. When you got your first flip phone, you flicked your wrist to open it and said “Kirk to Enterprise” or “Beam me up, Scotty!” It was fun to pretend, but the true Star Trek fan has... been clamoring…
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The Top Ten Innovation Report for July

Springwise - 7 Jul 2015 17:54
The Top Ten Innovation ReportHere is this month's Top Ten Innovation Report, featuring the most inspiring and popular business ideas from the Springwise Access database over the last four weeks:
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Blue Origin continues to have the upper hand in a competition with Aerojet Rocketdyne to build a new engine for United Launch Alliance's next-generation rocket, ULA chief executive Tory Bruno said.... The post BE-4 Engine Remains Front Runner for ULA's Next Rocket appeared first on SpaceNews.com.
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'The Witcher 3' Patch 1.07 IsThe latest patch for 'The Witcher 3' brings players better inventory management and a stash.
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Cityglance, the socialWhen I visit San Francisco, I always look forward to riding its BART subway system. In my experience, the subway goes pretty close to wherever a gaming journalist might need to visit. It's fast, safe,... and best of all, affordable - quite the treat for someone whose hometown has only rudimentary public transportation. One thing about the subway, though: most everybody keeps to themselves. The team at Cityglance and publisher 505 Games intend to change that a little with their Cityglance social network and mobile app for Windows Phone, Android, and iOS. Already successful in Europe, Cityglance has just extended its reach to the United States as well. They call it the world's first social app designed for commuters, and it promises to make your trip better anywhere. And hey, it's free. Make a...
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Here's how Whiplash matches upAn ambitious YouTube user has created a side-by-side comparison of Damien Chazelle's jazz-fueled, Oscar-nominated film Whiplash and his original short film that served as the foundation for the... feature. The post Here’s how Whiplash matches up with the short film that inspired it appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Union Pacific Warns of theUnion Pacific Railroad, the largest railroad company in the United States, has launched a new campaign that warns photographers and the public from taking photos on train tracks. As part of the... effort, the company has created two 15-second videos that can be watched quickly and understood easily: The videos are designed to warn high […]
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Showtime Streaming Goes Live On Apple TV

Ubergizmo - 7 Jul 2015 17:45
Showtime Streaming Goes Live  The age of internet TV streaming is upon us and the race to capture cord cutters is well and truly on. There are multiple online TV streaming services already while cable giants are launching their... own solutions in an already crowded market. Showtime recently announced that it will offer the channel over the internet without requiring a conventional cable subscription and the option to pay for it month to month, the Showtime streaming service has now gone live on the Apple TV. The Showtime iOS app has also arrived which doesn’t require a cable login, this means that users on iPhones and iPads will also be able to stream Showtime online without needing a cable subscription. Showtime’s streaming service is priced lower than HBO, which launched as an Apple exclusive and still costs $15...
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Alibaba stock hits lowest point since IPO

USA Today - 7 Jul 2015 17:42
Alibaba stock hits lowestAlibaba tumbles to new low as the Shanghai Composite Index continues to decline.          
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Withings Activite watch adds swim tracking

Slash Gear - 7 Jul 2015 17:41
Withings Activite watch addsSmartwatch Withings Activite ads the ability to detect when its user goes swimming. This new bit of functionality is built in to the device that's already on the wrists of users, needing only a... software update to activate. This system will automatically recognize when its user is swimming so its user does not need to do anything special - not …
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BBC shows off design of newBack in the '80s, the British Broadcasting Company helped kick-start the U.K.'s gaming development scene with its BBC Micro computer, and now it wants to do the same in the 21st century with the... Micro:bit, a credit card-sized system for school children. The post BBC shows off design of new Micro:bit computer for schools appeared first on Digital Trends.
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A prototype wave generator called Azura is supplying grid power to Hawaii, the first time such a feat has been officially verified, according to the US Department of Energy (DoE). Though it can only... produce 20 kilowatts, the DoE said that similar dev...
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Ugh... Starbucks Prices AreThe most unavoidable cup of coffee in the United States just got more expensive. The Associated Press reported on Monday that Starbucks will be raising its prices nationally once again, bumping the... price of all affected drinks up by 5 to 20 cents. Small and large brewed coffees will jump by 10 cents, which brings the grand total of a large cup of coffee at Starbucks to $2.45. Ridiculous.
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Helio reborn, but probablyHelio has been resurrected from the grave, with the short-lived network that helped usher in social on your phone being reborn as a budget option. Emerging as an MVNO - and using the Sprint network... that actually absorbed the company back in 2010 - the promise is no minimum contracts and the ability to use your own device. At first …
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Republic Wireless Will RefundRepublic Wireless has announced a new program through which it’s going to refund users for unused data allocation. Users have the option to set a 4G LTE data allowance to their plan and Republic... will then refund them for any unused data after the billing cycle is up. It first started testing this program back in April and now the carrier is rolling this out for all of its users. For $10 per month Republic Wireless users get unlimited talk and text as well as unlimited Wi-Fi data. For an additional $7.50 per month they can get 500MB of mobile data, higher tiers are available for as much as $5 for 3GB of data. Under the new program called Republic Refund the carrier is going to refund customers $1.50 for every 100MB that is unused on their plan. For example if a user has a 500MB plan which...
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Facebook COO Sheryl SandbergFacebook Inc.'s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg is taking a seat on the board of SurveyMonkey, the online polling company that was run by her late husband, Dave Goldberg.
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For decades now, Brits have been shooting amateur movies about their holidays, personal celebrations and experiences at huge, historic events. They're valuable snippets of UK history, but often... they're never seen by the wider public. Today, the Briti...
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LEGO Ideas Brings AdaAda Lovelace has the honor of being the first computer programmer thanks to her work on Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine-the first programmable computer. Now she has the opportunity to come back to... life, in a manner of speaking, as a LEGO Ideas project. The proposed kit includes Ada and Charles minifigs, the Analytical Engine, punch cards, plus a pet owl. The Analytical Engine opens and has space to hold a Raspberry Pi, so you can turn it into an actual computer, too. Like all LEGO Ideas kits that get produced, this one needs to hit 10,000 votes before it can be considered. Bonus: It's another cool way to recognize women in science.
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SpaceX close to figuring out rocket failure during launch; accident 'huge blow' to company
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It has only been a couple of months since LG released the G4, it’s 2015 flagship, and the company wants to remind you that it’s still in the running for your hard earned money. The handset is up... against the likes of Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge so it’s not all smooth sailing for the G4, but the handset did find plenty of clear skies when LG hooked it up to a drone to show off the handset’s camera and optical image stabilization feature in a new promo. LG has traditionally focused on camera much more than its rivals which is why many believe that its flagships tend to have better cameras than their rivals, regardless of whether you believe that or not, the LG G4’s camera does bring significant improvements over the predecessor. For this promo LG strapped a G4 unit to a drone and...
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I often hear from car consumers who think they have resolved their legal problems on their own but are stuck on one last detail: The manufacturer or dealer won't pay up. The problem? If the settlement... offer isn't in writing, it probably isn't real [Jalopnik ].://carbuying.jalopnik.com/help-settle-yo...
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Encryption 'backdoors' willA group of computer code experts said Tuesday that law enforcement cannot be given special access to encrypted communications without opening the door to "malicious" actors.
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Why Facebook came to SA first

Tech Central - 7 Jul 2015 17:29
Facebook chose South Africa over Kenya and Nigeria for its first African office because the country has a strong advertising agency ecosystem and the companies it's worked most closely with to date... are
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Sleep-Deprived Moms AreWith its same-day delivery and a mobile-first mentality, Diapers.com is currently doing business in the environment that other retailers will inevitably have to adapt to.
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Showtime launches its standalone app

USA Today - 7 Jul 2015 17:28
Showtime launches itsUsers can now stream Showtime content without cable subscription.          
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When it comes to dashboards that are more like smart phones, two things are clear: Customers want them, and automakers are intent on supplying them.
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SurveyMonkey adds Sheryl Sandberg, widow of former CEO, to board of directors
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Carriers Waive Charges forThe move also means that the text messages won't show up in billing records, something that could have alerted abusive spouses or family members.
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Hannibal creator says Netflix,It was only a few weeks ago that it was announced that NBC was canceling the popular show Hannibal, deciding not to renew the cannibal drama for a fourth season. Unsurprisingly, dedicated fans of the... program were upset, and almost immediately went to Twitter to call for streaming services like Netflix and Amazon to pick it up. Even the show's …
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'Showtime' Launches on AppleShowtime today confirmed that its self-titled standalone streaming service will be released today for the Apple TV, allowing viewers to pay for Showtime's exclusive series directly without needing a... cable subscription (via Re/code). First announced just over a month ago, the service will cost those interested $10.99 per month and everyone can sign up for a 30-day free trial to test the experience before subscribing. The service will cost users a few dollars less than HBO NOW's $15 streaming cost, which debuted exclusively on Apple TV earlier in the Spring. Showtime's launch today comes in a bit ahead of the previously-announced July 12 release date for the standalone service, a date that coincided with the network's big summer premieres of Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex. No doubt giving...
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Sony Xperia Z3+ video walkthrough

Android Central - 7 Jul 2015 17:22
Sony Xperia Z3+ videoWe've just wrapped up our Sony Xperia Z3+ review -- your definitive guide to the ups and downs of Sony's new high-end Android phone. In some areas it's a solid improvement on last year's Z3. In... others, not so much. If you're after a quick primer on what's new, what's good and what's not so good, our Z3+ video walkthrough is a great place to start. And you'll find it right after the break.
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Why Sony vows to stay in theDon't expect Sony to give up on smartphones like it did with PCs last year. Speaking with Arabian Business, Sony Mobile President and CEO Hiroki Totoki countered rumors that the company might sell off... its phone business. Sony is the 10th-largest phone vendor according to Gartner, but the business is losing money, and in January sources told Reuters that the company was mulling a sale or joint venture for its phone operations.
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The ins and outs of quantumQuarks and antiquarks are the teeny, tiny building blocks with which all matter is built, binding together to form protons and neutrons in a process explained by quantum chromodynamics (QCD).
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Most activity trackers and smartwatches won't monitor your swimming, and those that do usually require that you kick in a swimming mode before you dive in. Withings doesn't think you should have to... switch things up just because you've left dry land, ...
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After closing its $4.75 billion acquisition of Exelis, Harris Corp. announced July 1 a reorganization of its business units, a change that gives new responsibilities to two senior executives. The post... Gattle Has Top Space Job at Realigned Harris appeared first on SpaceNews.com.
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What Has Happened To TheHave you noticed how tech savvy children have become but are no longer streetwise ? I read a friend’s thoughts on his own site and there was a slight pang of regret in where technology and... innovation seems to be leading us all.
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Artist Hides Mini CrochetIf you're at this year's Comic-Con, you can find (and keep) these crochet critters scattered around the convention.
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Showtime now available onCBS’s channel Showtime is now available on Apple TV. The company this morning began rolled out its version of the service that does not require a cable subscription. Instead, users simply pay $11... per month for the service, after a 30-day free trial. In addition to coming to Apple TV, a new Showtime app that […]
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Cheap Photo: 25% and More off of Camera Lenses

The Phoblographer - 7 Jul 2015 17:16
Cheap Photo: 25% and More offWe've found loads of discounts on lenses from every manufacturer. Plus, wide angle lens discounts.
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Exposed: 'Hacking Team' HackForget about voiding your warranty and potentially rendering your iPhone unusable if something goes wrong, Apple fans now have another reason to avoid jailbreaking their smartphones: Government... agencies like the NSA have the ability to spy on jailbroken iPhones, and now we have proof. DON’T MISS: We Have Some Bad News About the iPhone 6s On Monday, news broke that notable cybersecurity firm Hacking Team suffered a serious data breach. Hacking Team is an Italy-based firm that builds security solutions for law enforcement agencies as well as government-run security agencies. It also offers solutions that allow these agencies to spy on targets. Hackers seemingly infiltrated Hacking Team’s network and leaked 400GB of confidential documents onto the Internet. The hack has been disastrous
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Tinder will now have verified accounts. The same little blue check marks you see on Facebook and Twitter will appear on some accounts, Tinder announced in a blog post Tuesday. "Now when notable public... figures, celebrities and athletes appear in your recommendations, you'll know it's for real," the blog post reads.
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BBC reveals Micro:bit, aThe BBC is getting into the hardware hacking craze with its second device aimed at school age children in the last 34 years. The British broadcaster recently unveiled the Micro:bit, a... mini-programmable computer meant to teach children how to code and develop hardware projects. The device will be given away to every child in Year 7 at schools in the U.K.--around one million students--beginning in October. Before the end of the year, the device will also be available for sale to customers in the U.K. and other points around the globe. Presumably that includes the U.S. Unlike other popular boards such as the Raspberry Pi, the Micro:bit is not meant to be used as a standalone PC. Instead, it's a basic board for embedded projects such as a gaming device or a remote control. It's also compatible...
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Apple Watch Demand SlidesApple Watch sales in the United States appear to have slowed down significantly in June based on new data that research firm Slice Intelligence shared with MarketWatch. Following a steep decline in... the days after Apple Watch pre-orders commenced, which is to be expected of any product, daily U.S. sales remained relatively stable through May before experiencing a large drop-off last month as launch momentum begins to wane. The report claims that Apple is now selling fewer than 20,000 watches per day in the United States, and fewer than 10,000 on certain days, while the logarithmic chart above indicates that sales dipped to as low as 4,000 to 5,000 units per day in late June. The data does not account for sales in Canada, Australia, United Kingdom or the twelve other countries where the...
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Star Trek Communicator ForStar Trek fans will immediately recognize the iconic sci-fi show’s Communicator which has up till now only been a prop on a TV show, but it’s going to serve a real purpose very soon. It has been... confirmed that the Star Trek Communicator will be released as a Bluetooth accessory so you’ll be able to use it with your Bluetooth enabled smartphone. It has been manufactured by The Wand Company and will make its first debut at the San Diego Comic-Con later this week. The Star Trek Communicator for your smartphone is also filled with authentic sounds from the Star Trek series as well as conversation fragments which will certainly make for interesting conversations among friends, particularly if they’re all Star Trek fans. The Wand Company says that it used structured-light 3D scanning to...
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Funky Sink Gets Kids InChildren in Cambodia won't have a problem keeping their hands clean thanks to this frog-themed hand-washing device. Cambodia has the lowest access to sanitation in all of Southeast Asia, and as a... result more than 10,000 children die every year due to diarrheal diseases, according to WaterAid. To help curb those figures, nonprofit WaterSHED recently released the LaBobo, a portable and inexpensive sink whose colorful design encourages kids to improve their hygiene habits. Among the many issues this post-conflict country faces is the fact that it lost a generation of skilled engineers, technicians and health professionals during the Khmer Rouge regime and lacks the innovative professionals needed to improve the sanitation crisis, according to WaterAid. Homes in rural areas are particularly...
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NuSTAR uncovers five new blackUsing NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), researchers have uncovered five new supermassive black holes and the potential for many more. This research, led by astronomers at Durham... University, United Kingdom, suggests that not only are there five supermassive black holes that'd been previously undiscovered. They also suggest that there's a whole galaxy of black holes that are just lying …
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Showtime's Web-Only ServiceSony and Roku should have it as well.
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Cisco to Buy Cloud Platform MaintenanceNet

Wall Street Journal - 7 Jul 2015 17:04
Cisco Systems on Tuesday announced a deal to buy privately-held MaintenanceNet for $139 million, the latest acquisition for the network giant.
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Zenefits Asks a Court to Dismiss ADP's Lawsuit

Wall Street Journal - 7 Jul 2015 17:03
Zenefits Asks a Court toHuman-resources software startup Zenefits asked a court to toss out what one of its executives called a "frivolous" lawsuit filed by payroll provider Automatic Data Processing, in the latest volley of... what Zenefits describes as a case of Goliath trying to crush David.
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Queens Center Apple StoreApple is opening its first ever brick and mortar store in the borough of Queens in New York so it’s certainly a big deal, the company has announced that the grand opening of the Queens Center Apple... Store is going to take place this Saturday. Doors will open at 10 am on Saturday and we can be sure that a steady stream of people will then head inside to see Apple’s first store in Queens. Apple’s new store in Queens Center is expected to bring in a large number of people, like many Apple Stores do, it also helps that the shopping center is known for its heavy foot traffic. Jason Barlia, market director at Apple Retail said that the company is really excited to open its eighth store in NYC in the borough of Queens, “When we saw this location it made a lot of sense,” he said. There...
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Minor update hitting theVerizon is currently pushing out a small update to Samsung Galaxy S5 owners on its network. The update brings along two minor changes to the device, according to the changelog.
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EFF to host DefCon 23 badge hacking contest

SC Magazine - 7 Jul 2015 17:01
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has announced its first DEF CON 23 Badge Hack Contest.
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Is Kapteyn B Not to Be?

Universe Today - 7 Jul 2015 17:00
Are the ancient planets discovered around Kapteyn's Star for real? As the saying goes, all that glitters isn't gold, and the same could be said in the fast-paced hunt for exoplanets. In 2014, we... reported on an exciting new discovery of two new exoplanets orbiting Kapteyn's Star. The news came out of the American Astronomical […]
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The changeover to smart homes seems inevitable, but you do have to make a reasonable investment in networked gear or you'll be stuck building a smart(ish) home one lonely, Bluetooth item at a time.... This week, though, one lucky Engadget reader is goin...
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When you first get a new Windows computer (or set up an old one), you might be focused on downloading your favorite apps and transferring your files. This is also a good time to configure your machine... to protect your privacy.
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For surprise hit Tangerine,Necessity is the mother of invention, but moviegoers were still astonished to hear that unexpected Sundance 2015 hit Tangerine was filmed entirely on iPhone. The high-energy, sharply comic, but also... touching film wasn't the first to rely on Apple's smartphone, but with a theatrical release this week it's perhaps the highest-profile. After an early screening in San Francisco, I sat …
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Republic Wireless will nowRepublic Wireless has announced Republic Refund, its new plans that refund customers for data they don't use. The plans allow customers to add a set amount of 4G cellular data to their plan, and... refunds the cost of what they don't use. These plans were first announced for testing in April.
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As China's Market Tanks, WhatMany U.S.-listed Chinese firms recently received offers to go private, with a goal to relist on exchanges at home. But what will they do now that the markets are falling?
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Two tools that help you stopI go through phases with my writing. Sometimes I feel like every second sentence needs to start with "but," then I start using "however," which becomes "nevertheless," and on and on it goes until the... bad habit stops. For times like those, it's handy to use a word frequency tool to understand how often I'm using problem words. Here are two ways to get that done. One is easy and the other is a little advanced. Web app solution Text Fixer's Word Analysis Tool.
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The makers of MyGov mobile app, which connects the Indian government with citizens for good governance, said on Tuesday that they hope to make its features available in multiple languages.
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Facebook Is Testing FloatingIf you like to watch a lot of videos on Facebook you might be irritated by the fact that it has not been possible to scroll through the News Feed and watch the video at the same time. You either have... to watch the entire video or leave it in between to continue scrolling through the various posts, updates, photos etc. Facebook is finally making this right by testing floating videos in News Feed. As the name suggests users will be able to pop-out videos from the News Feed which will then float alongside the content so that users can continue scrolling and watching for as long as they like. Many Facebook users are seeing a new button on Facebook videos which then pops them out and floats on the lower left of the screen. The floating video can easily be dragged across the entire page or even...
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Jawbone and Fitbit continue to fight it out for supremacy in the world of fitness trackers. They're also squabbling in court over patents and possible sabotage, but that battle takes place behind the... closed wooden doors of courthouses. Out here in the sun, the fight doesn't seem to be so fair.
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We've seen drones used to capture video, find fish and monitor crops, but what about using these Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for indoor office dogfights? That's the thinking behind the new set of... gaming drones for TobyRich, which let you race against friends or go head-to-head in aerial combat no matter what the setting. ..
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Photos of an Unusual PetAn unusual family of animals is winning hearts on Instagram. The account @bob_goldenretriever has attracted over 77,000 followers so far by regularly sharing snapshots from the life of one man’s... pets: a eccentric but tight-knit group that consists of one golden retriever, one hamster, and eight birds. 31-year-old Luiz Higa Junior of São Paulo, Brazil, […]
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Forget Swiping: ThisAn app like Tinder that reflects your heart's real desires? That's Hands-free Tinder, and it uses your heart rate to determine if a person deserves a right or left swipe.
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Cats are finicky at the best of times, but when it comes to drinking enough water they really don't seem to know what's best for them. Chances are you don't either. But a Taiwanese startup called... Noacare believes it can sort both parties out with a smart water fountain. This new fountain, Pura, syncs with a tag on your cat's collar and an app on your smartphone to keep you up to speed on your feline friend's water intake so that you can prevent health problems before they occur. ..
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Oculus Rift Takes Students,Virtual reality isn't just changing video games, it's also shifting how people explore everything from luxury apartments to universities.
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HURRY: 9 Best Paid iPhone AppsYesterday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free was a fantastic one, and a few of those limited-time sales are still going, so be sure to check out Monday’s post and download them... while you can. For Tuesday though, we have a fresh batch of nine apps that are normally all paid, but they’re free downloads right now if you hurry. DON'T MISS: We Have Some Bad News About the iPhone 6s These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now -- obviously, the only
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Tim Cook joins Duke UniversityTim Cook has been appointed to a six-year term at the Duke University Board of Trustees, the school announced today. Cook joins alongside Coca-Cola Foundation Chairwoman Lisa Borders, PRM Advisors... founder Patricia Morton, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and ValueAct Capital…
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Shooting Wet Plate CollodionPhotographer Juro Kovacik shoots wet plate collodion photos with a Holga Panoramic.
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Not long after our last intimate chat with Shuhei Yoshida, the President of Sony Computer Entertainment's Worldwide Studios at E3, a Redditor managed to dig up a prototype of the never-released... "Nintendo PlayStation" that eventually led to the birth ...
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Apple Music diary one week in:I gave my first impressions of Apple Music on day two, and my main disappointment remains: despite putting both owned and streamed music into a single app, there is absolutely no real integration... between the two. All the evidence suggests that Apple Music has no awareness of my owned music. I'll get past that in a moment, […]
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11+ Years of Mars Roving in 8NASA's Opportunity rover has 'run' a science marathon (and then some!) on the Red Planet, traveling over 26.2 miles.
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Ultra-light Lamborghini SestoA Lamborghini Sesto Elemento with just 12 miles on the odometer is for sale at an asking price of around $3 million. It's an ultralight supercar that can't be driven on public roads. Any takers? The... post Ultra-light Lamborghini Sesto Elemento is yours for $3 million appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Researchers find previouslyResearchers sifting through 400GB of data recently leaked from Hacking Team, an Italian company that sells computer surveillance software to government agencies from around the world, have already... found an exploit for an unpatched vulnerability in Flash Player. There are also reports of exploits for a vulnerability in Windows and one in SELinux, a Linux kernel security module that enforces access control policies. The flaws were supposedly used by the company's customers to silently deploy its software on computers belonging to surveillance targets. Hacking Team was incorporated as HT in Milan and develops a computer surveillance program called Remote Control System (RCS), or Galileo. The system is sold to law enforcement and other government agencies from around the world, along with...
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Mammogram Overrated? RegularIncreased mammogram screening leads to smaller, possibly non-cancerous tumors being diagnosed, study finds. However, it doesn't lead to a reduction in breast cancer death rates, researchers say.
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Rdio introduces new curatedRdio has announced a new feature addition to its streaming service, curated stations from local influencers and record labels. With this, subscribers will be able to discover new music with little... effort.
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Facebook's Sheryl SandbergFacebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg has taken a seat on the board of directors at SurveyMonkey, her late husband's online survey and polling company, the Palo Alto, Calif., polling firm... announced Monday.
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App shows where women madeNew app buzzes to show you places where women have made history
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Interactive app letsBalancing Act shows citizens their city's budget breakdown, and lets them interact with it and hypothesize a budget according to their priorities.
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Google testing self-drivingGoogle Inc. has begun testing its self-driving cars in Austin, Texas, expanding efforts to gather information on how the prototypes interact with traffic, road conditions and people, the company said... early Tuesday.
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Atlanta Braves Teach The WorldOnce you disrespect Lil B, aka The Based God, by stealing his official cooking dance, you are left with the choice: face his wrath, or own up to it.   Some people, like Houston Rockets star James... Harden, simply deny that they know who Lil B is and cook up a lie about the dance originating elsewhere. This, of course, can lead to chaos, potential career destruction and, in worst-case scenarios, the dating of a Kardashian. So how do you appropriately use the cooking dance without obtaining a curse from The Based God? By simply respecting The Based God. Is that so hard? Let the Atlanta Braves show you the way. Here is step one of a one-step process: Shoutout to @LILBTHEBASEDGOD for letting us borrow the Lil B Cooking Dance. pic.twitter.com/9HnBINVc7A — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 7, 2015...
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This image of the Moon was taken by amateur photographer Dylan O'Donnell as the International Space Station passed by at 28 800 km/h....
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Despite protests of the crankyMALIBU, California — It may be called "Billionaires' Beach," but the pristine views along one of Malibu's most exclusive coastlines are now easily accessible to anyone. After a decade-long legal... fight that pitted public access advocates against a wealthy homeowner who refused to build a path, the California Coastal Commission is officially opening a third accessway along the 1.5-mile Carbon Beach on Tuesday. See also: Best beaches for 2015, according to travelers "It's an amazing stretch of coast that should be open to everyone," said Charles Lester, the commission's executive director. Carbon Beach is renowned for its majestic shoreline and high net-worth celebrities and homeowners. Heavy-hitters include Larry Ellison, former chief executive of Oracle Corp.; Hard Rock Café co-founder...
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Wondering where your package is? Look up! Switzerland's postal service said Tuesday it had begun testing parcel deliveries by unmanned drones, although widespread use of the flying postmen is not... likely to kick in for another five years.
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Star Trek CommunicatorStar Trek fans rejoice! You're now going to have the chance to own an exact replica of the sci-fi show's Communicator device, and it's fully-functioning to boot. Sadly, the Communicator won't let call... up to the Enterprise, but it will work as Bluetooth handset and speaker for your smartphone. The device is built by The Wand Company, and will be …
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SpaceX says it is still trying to figuring out what caused its rocket to break apart during liftoff nine days ago, but it's getting close.
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It’s easy to look at a photograph of Elago’s new W Stand ($30) without fully appreciating how large it is. There aren’t many Apple Watch stands that dwarf the device they’re holding —... Griffin’s plastic WatchStand is a notable exception — but when you take the 6-inch-tall, 2.4-inch-diameter W Stand out of its package, you quickly […]
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A road trip can be a decent alternative to an expensive vacation. But gas prices can make your trip surprisingly expensive, depending on how far away your destination city is. Smarter Travel put... together a list of road trips from 13 major cities that'll only cost you one tank of gas.
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In the early 2000s, four-player, split-screen Halo was a revelation for my then-girlfriend Jenn (who would later become my wife), her two sisters and me. It was amazing, frantic, swear-filled fun.... Controllers were thrown; tempers flared. But that's a...
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Omnidirectional free spaceMobile devices, such as smartphones and laptops, have become indispensable portable items in modern life, but one big challenge remains to fully enjoying these devices: keeping their batteries... charged.
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This HoloLens engineer ditchedMicrosoft's HoloLens has its first app studio, with an engineer formerly working on the augmented reality headset placing his bets on holographic computing. Object Theory was co-founded by Michael... Hoffman, who left Microsoft this year after having been responsible for HoloLens' showcase experiences such as the NASA "OnSight" partnership, and Raven Zachary, who originally set up iPhoneDevCamp back in 2007. …
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Google Tests Self-Driving Cars in Austin

NBC News - 7 Jul 2015 16:28
Google Tests Self-Driving CarsGoogle has begun testing its self-driving cars in Austin, expanding efforts to gather information on how the prototypes work in the real world.
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(This July 6 story is refiled to correct name in paragraph 12)
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Shaggy has a Plan to DefeatThe sadistic fanatics of Islamic State are basically the worst people in the world, which is why just about everyone would love to see them dead in one way or another. Via Mashable, pop reggae singer... Shaggy is using his own special blend of outside-the-box strategy to give advice to the American government on how to defeat ISIS once and for all. Unfortunately for the rest of the world, Shaggy’s plan also happens to be absolutely terrible. RELATED: 'Moron' terrorist takes a selfie in front of ISIS headquarters, Air Force bombs it 22 hours later In an interview with Miami New Times, Shaggy said that while he found Islamic State to be disgusting, he also thought they could be redeemed through the power
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More casting for theThis week brings more casting announcements for the Ghostbusters reboot with Andy Garcia and Cecily Strong added, and with director Paul Feig revealing some cosplay-friendly specifications for the... team's new proton packs. The post More casting for the Ghostbusters reboot and the director reveals the new proton pack specs appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook, an MBA graduate and devoted booster of Duke University, has been appointed to the school’s Board of Trustees for a six-year term. Cook and seven other people joined the Board on... July 1, bringing it to a total of 37 members — a size that suggests Cook will not be unduly distracted from his work at […]
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New technique enables magneticAn international collaboration has succeeded in using synchrotron light to detect and record the complex 3-D magnetization in wound magnetic layers. This technique could be important in the... development of devices that are highly sensitive to magnetic fields, such as in medical diagnostics for example. Their results are published now in Nature Communications.
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Working 'Star Trek'The Communicator is an iconic part of the original 'Star Trek' series. Now fans will be able to get a hold of a real-live working one when the device debuts at Comic-Con 2015.
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Microsoft's new app TossupMicrosoft launched a new app for iOS and Android today that makes it easier to meet with friends and family while on the go. Tossup is the latest app to come from Microsoft's Garage, which is the... company's program that allows employees 'turn fresh ideas into real projects.' The post Microsoft’s new app Tossup turns making plans into a fun activity appeared first on Digital Trends.
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TrueCaller launches app to identify service for SMS

Business Standard - 7 Jul 2015 16:21
It has decided to launch Truemessenger exclusively in India first
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Presenting a new perturbative method to deal with the gravitational N-body problem in general relativity. A novel approach to construct global and local reference frames leads to explicit... transformation rules for metric tensor and related relativistic gravitational potentials as well as efficient formulation of the equations of motion.
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Biogas to biomethane upgradingCompared to other processes the innovation lies in the operating conditions. Instead of enhancing the solubility of carbon dioxide working with a pressurized system, low absorption temperature is... employed. In this configuration, two main advantages can be obtained: there are no duty costs for pressurizing the system and there is no need of cleaning the absorption solvent, since the solubility of carbon dioxide in water at ambient pressure is low and any further treatment of the wastewater can be avoided. The new technology here proposed involves the use of two absorption columns: the first at atmospheric pressure for the removal of the main part of CO2 and the second one, of reduced dimension, for the final purification of biomethane.
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Crystal structure andA team at HZB has carried out the first detailed study of how magnetic and geometric ordering mutually influence one another in crystalline samples of spinel. To achieve this, the group synthesized a... series of mixed crystals with the chemical formula Ni1-xCuxCr2O4 in which the element nickel was successively replaced by copper. They discovered through neutron scattering experiments at BER II not only how the crystal structure changes, but also uncovered new magnetic phases. The results were published in Physical Review B.
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Local music streaming feature was removed in iOS 8.4.
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Switzerland has a long history of trying to be as self-sufficient and energy independent as possible. Although its energy supply system has served it well in the past, the country is now looking to... turn away from its reliance on nuclear power and seeks to compensate for the energy lost from hydropower as a result of climate change. In the latest issue of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, published by SAGE, Dominic Notter of Empa discusses how the country aims to address this transition, finding a new supply mix that combines energy conservation, greater efficiencies, alternative energy sources, the "smart grid", and the introduction of new technologies, so that Switzerland can secure its energy independence for the future.
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Instagram Finally RealizesAfter five years since launch, Instagram is now allowing users to upload clearer, crisper and more detailed pictures on its platform.
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Verisart Plans To Use The Verifying the authenticity of a fine art work has become almost the raison d’être of the art world itself. Without either, an art work can be entirely worthless. For instance, in this year’s... respected Hiscox Online Art Trade Report, “Certificates of Authenticity and Condition Reports” are the top two services people want when buying art and collectibles online. But…
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Subway spokesperson JaredFederal and state agents raided Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle's home in Zionsville, Indiana at 6:30 am Tuesday morning, according to a report from WTHR-TV. See also: Fast-food workers give awesome... advice about what not to eat The agents were granted a federal search warrant as part of an ongoing child pornography investigation involving the Jared Foundation, started by Fogle to teach children to live healthier lives, the report stated. An FBI Task Force served a search warrant at Jared Fogle's (Subway) house as part of a child porn investigation pic.twitter.com/nsBlnjG4Ck — Steve Jefferson (@scoopjefferson) July 7, 2015
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Collaboration Service Convo Real-time collaboration service Convo is unveiling what CEO Faizan Buzdar called “the biggest, most massive update” since it launched. While Slack has been hogging the collaboration spotlight... (and raising a big funding round), it seemed like Convo was standing still, without much in the way of updates or improvements. Buzdar said that’s because his team has been working to…
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Samsung rolls out whopping 2TBUntil recently you had two choices when it came to upgrading storage on your PC: speed or size. If you wanted size you went with a spinning hard drive. For speed, you went with a solid-state drive and... a strategy for storing all your excess files somewhere else. The rise of 1TB SSDs ended that compromise, and now Samsung is taking internal SSD storage to the next level--but it will cost you. The Korea-based company recently announced 2TB versions of its popular 850 and 850 Pro SSDs. Similar to previous 850 drives, the 2TB models use Samsung's 128GB 3D V-NAND flash chips. The drives are not yet available for purchase, and Samsung did not announce a price in its press release. Other sites are reporting the pricing will be $800 for the 850 and $1,000 for the 850 Pro, however, or right about...
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Virtual Reality Job InterviewJob interviews are already stressful enough -- there's a reason there are more than 10 million Google search results for the terms "job interview" and "stress." But for veterans who are also dealing... with a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health conditions, the experience can be triggering in a way that leaves far too many of them jobless. In an effort to address this, a new job-interview training program developed by a software company is aiming to help veteran job seekers dealing with PTSD improve their interview skills and, hopefully, get hired. The program, called Job Interview Training with Molly Porter, was created by SIMmersion and inspired by an algorithm the company developed in order to deliver interview training to FBI agents. According to Vice's...
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Microsoft Reportedly PreparingReports say Microsoft will start sending out Windows 10 with a release to manufacturing as early as July 9.
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Here are the best of today's deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on... Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best.
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"If Mars formed life, then life on Earth could have been seeded by life on Mars, making every life form on Earth descended from Martians." Neil deGrasse Tyson Related Post: MIT's Hunt for... Extra-Terrestrial Mars' Genomes Related articles Mars' Impact...
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Yikes: Cameraman Has CloseA cameraman at the Coke Zero 400 NASCAR race escaped disaster this past weekend at the Daytona International Speedway. While working a camera on a tripod on the side of the track, the man found... himself just a short distance away from a car slamming into the catch fence after a big wreck. The startled […]
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Apple's Eddy Cue: Music HomeWith the release of iOS 8.4 and the introduction of Apple Music, our iPhones and iPads can't use Home Sharing to play music. Apple senior vice president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue says... that feature could return in iOS 9, although he isn't saying why it was removed. The Mac Observer Spin: Music streaming for iOS devices through Home Sharing may come back in a few months, so that's good news. And it sure looks like Twitter is the go-to place for talking with Apple executives.
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Nest Cam now available in the UK for £159

Android Central - 7 Jul 2015 16:05
Nest Cam now available in theThe Nest Cam has made its way across the pond, and is now available to be purchased in the UK for £159. Customers who purchase the new camera before August 4 will get a 60 day trial of Nest Aware as... well.
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Google Self-Driving Cars NowGoogle started working on self-driving cars a long time back and as more and more traditional car makers decide they want a piece of the pie too, the Mountain View company keeps its head down and... continues with its work. Google has been testing its technology with retrofitted Lexus SUVs but it has also developed prototypes of its own self-driving car. The Lexus SUVs from Google have up till now been tested on real roads around Mountain View but they’re now headed to a completely different state. The company has confirmed that it’s going to start testing its autonomous cars in Austin, Texas. This has been made possible following grant of permission by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, the local police as well as the Texas Department of Transportation. One of its cars is already down there...
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Microsoft Rolls Out RedesignedMicrosoft has released the Bing Maps Preview, which users can access to provide feedback that will help in the further development of the service. Will it be able to challenge Google Maps?
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This Is How To Add YourTwitter has added a new option, allowing users to show their birthday on their profile. Here's how to set it up and how to control who sees your birth month, day and year.
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Whipclip Raises Over $40 Whipclip, the makers of a mobile application that lets you quickly – and legally – share clips from favorite TV shows and music videos, has closed on $40 million-plus in Series C financing, the... company is announcing today. The oversubscribed round was led by asset management firm, Eminence Capital, and included participation from existing investors, Institutional Venture Partners…
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So, Who's Winning the Game of Thrones?

Gizmodo - 7 Jul 2015 16:03
We know that in the game of thrones, you win or you die. And we know who's dead. So...who's winning? We've put together a comprehensive video tracking all five seasons of HBO's grimly set jawline... spectacular Game of Thrones, so that you can quickly and easily know who's winning, and who's dying.
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The Africa media never shows you

Mashable - 7 Jul 2015 16:02
The Africa media never showsRachel, a 17-year-old from Ghana, is tired of watching the media highlight Africa’s struggles and hide its beauty So on June 23, Rachel, who keeps her last name private for Internet security... reasons, launched the campaign on Twitter to showcase Africa’s rich culture and natural beauty, using the hashtag#TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou. See also: Women expose everyday sexism with #BeingFemaleinNigeria “I started this Campaign because I felt that it's time the world knew the truth about Africans, to hear our stories and to see the Africa we know and see rather than what some/most media outlets show to them. Being in Ghana, and being an African as well, I know there is so much more than the poverty, ethnic wars, and the disease. The world deserves to know there is something behind...
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It's Time to Rain On Apple'sIn the March quarter this year, Apple posted a record $13.6 billion profit as the iPhone juggernaut continued to mow down rivals at the top of the global smartphone market. The company managed to sell... 61 million iPhones in the quarter, maintaining impressive momentum following the all-time record 74.4 million iPhones Apple sold during the holiday quarter. For the June quarter, analysts expect Apple’s impressive streak to continue. Estimates from respected analysts call for the company to sell as many as 53 million iPhones, as the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus continue to draw business away from Android vendors. Naturally, it’s time for the naysayers to chime in. DON’T MISS: 20 Jailbreak Tweaks That Bring Features Most iPhone Users Will Never
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All you sinners watch Panic!Stand up and sing hallelujah (hallelujah!) for Panic! at the Disco's brand new music video. The pop-punkers' "Hallelujah" video is a dialogue between an impassioned preacher and a confessing sinner... — and a nod to the Monument Valley puzzle game. See also: Panic! at the Disco Nails Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' in Rowdy Cover "When I’m sitting in my confessional, basically, I’m playing two different characters," frontman Brendon Urie told Mashable. "I’m playing the sinner, and I’m playing the priest. As the priest, I’m trying to convince myself that it’s all okay, that I’ll absolve you of your sins and try to comfort you, and the sinner just isn’t having it. In the sinner’s mind, there’s this puzzle going on — I’m chasing this girl through this story that I’ve...
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HP's Veghte Named CEO of SurveyMonkey

Re/code - 7 Jul 2015 16:00
HP's Veghte Named CEO ofThe hiring comes after the death of its prominent leader, David Goldberg.
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Whipclip Raises $40 Million inThe Los Angeles-based company has about 25 content partners.
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Floyd Mayweather stripped ofFloyd Mayweather has been stripped of the welterweight championship title he won in a May 2 match with Manny Pacquiao. The boxer failed to pay a $200,000 sanctioning fee required of participants in a... World Boxing championship contest, according to a statement from the WBO. Mayweather was given an extension, but the WBO says it did not receive a response from the boxer or his legal team The boxer earned an estimated $180 million for his victory over Pacquiao, which was nicknamed the "Fight of the Century." See also: The two Floyd Mayweathers: One undefeated, one indefensible "The WBO World Championship Committee is allowed no other alternative but to cease to recognize Mr. Floyd Mayweather, Jr. as the WBO Welterweight Champion of the World and vacate his title, for failing to comply with...
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Republic Wireless Shifts FromThe new Republic Refund plans give customers a credit toward the following month's bill for any unused cellular data.
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Irish man puts up adverts forLONDON — An Irish man's unusual habit of sticking up notices advertising for a brilliantly bizarre series of vacancies – everything from a tag team partner to help him beat the current WWE... champions to a personal trainer who's happy to accept payment in the form of interesting facts about bees — is getting a lot of attention See also: This graffiti artist's 'experiment' with the authorities escalated hilariously Michael – or Sir Michael as he's known on Twitter – has taken to popping up the strange notices around Waterford in Ireland It all started on June 22, in the wake of a heated game of Monopoly.
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The great design challenge for autonomous driving is not making the seats super cushy or finding new ways to use touchscreens. The post A Bit of Barf Can Teach Us Lots About Self-Driving Cars appeared... first on WIRED.
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Plutopalooza! Marketing Promo | NASA Video

SPACE.com - 7 Jul 2015 16:00
Plutopalooza! Marketing PromoExecutive produced by NASA Pluto New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern.
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Pre-Crime Startup BioCatch It’s not often that I write about a startup being granted a patent. However, the latest successful filing from Israeli startup BioCatch caught my attention. Essentially it offers a way for app... developers to authenticate users based on how they interact with their phone’s touch screen and accelerometer.
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LG sells first 4K OLED TVs

The Australian - 7 Jul 2015 16:00
LG sells first 4K OLED TVsA potent cocktail of OLED, 4K, and a curved screen have come together in two new LG TV’s going on sale in Australia.
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Whipclip was set to announce Tuesday a $40-million investment, adding to $20 million in previous funding for the Santa Monica start-up.
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China creating new clever city

The Australian - 7 Jul 2015 16:00
China creating new clever citySensors in bins that are collected only when full and apps that help you find parking — welcome to the new clever city.
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Samsung sees seventh profit decline

The Australian - 7 Jul 2015 16:00
Samsung sees seventh profitSamsung’s latest earnings estimates suggest sales of its new flagship smartphones were worse than expected.
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Alarm as hacker firm hacked

The Australian - 7 Jul 2015 16:00
Alarm as hacker firm hackedA company that lets governments hack into computers has itself been hacked.
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If you're feeling unmotivated at work, try connecting with your colleagues for a reminder of why your work matters. Creating healthy relationships with coworkers is a great way to jumpstart your... passion for your work, assuming you coworkers aren't the problem, that is.
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Abbott tackles cyber threat

The Australian - 7 Jul 2015 16:00
Abbott tackles cyber threatTony Abbott will today chair a meeting of the country’s business chiefs to discuss how to deal with cyber attacks.
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These stunning macro photos-micrographs-captured by Dutch photographer Maurice Mikkers are going to show you a whole new world, which still seems familiar on many levels.
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There's no better way to inspire children into a career in animal taxonomy and species classification than Pokémon. Possibly. A temporary Pokémon Lab in Japan is opening its doors to wannabe... researchers (and their parents), offering them a Poké ball ...
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Swim Tracking Goes Live ForWithings jumped on the smartwatch bandwagon with the $350 Withings Activité last year and earlier this year at the International Consumer Electronics Show the company launched a much more affordable... option called the Withings Activité Pop. Both smartwatches are now available for purchase and if you found their existing feature set to be lacking, the company has made one great feature addition today. Swim tracking is now live on the Activité and Activité Pop. The company says that its products are the first on the market to offer automatic swim detection, they’re water resistant up to 50 meters and readable in bright sunlight allowing you to track your swim at any time. The Activité and Activité Pop will automatically recognize your movements as a swim workout so there’s no need...
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Lightning strikes Wendy'sWatch as a lightning bolt strikes right above a Wendy's fast food restaurant. Our guess is that Mother Nature is a big fan of the Baconator and Frosty combo. And in a not so surprising twist, this... all went down in Florida. Happy hound howls along gleefully with the bagpipes 'Mortal Kombat X' adds Predator and Carl Weathers to the list of fighters This Scottish teen freerunner has some seriously impressive skills 'Star Wars' helped this Aussie dad overcome a brain tumour for his kids
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VIDEO: What can the Micro Bit do?

BBC - 7 Jul 2015 15:58
VIDEO: What can the Micro BitMicro Bit's young ambassadors tell technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones what the Micro Bit is capable of.
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The man was heckled as ushers unplugged his phone from a fake wall.
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Prepare for a high severityServer admins and developers beware: The OpenSSL Project plans to release security updates Thursday for its widely used cryptographic library that will fix a high severity vulnerability. OpenSSL... implements multiple cryptographic protocols and algorithms including TLS (Transport Layer Security), which underpins encryption on the Web as part of protocols like S ( Secure), IMAPS (Internet Message Access Protocol Secure) and SMTPS (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol Secure). The project didn't say which part of the library is affected, but high severity flaws in OpenSSL are usually a big deal, especially if they impact TLS.
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Indian Music Streaming Firm Music streaming is the topic of the moment after Apple finally unleashed Apple Music. Good timing, then, for Saavn — one of a handful of popular streaming services in India — to announced a $100... million Series C round led by Tiger Global. The company plans to invest the money scaling its service and moving into video.
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Is Coding Camp a Good Thing? Answer: Not to Me

The Huffington Post - 7 Jul 2015 15:54
Is Coding Camp a Good Thing?One of the booming trends in the "youth-achievement-industrial complex" is computer coding camps (and after-school coding programs). Here is an article in which I was interviewed that discusses this... new, and to me troubling, development. I think this trend is driven by two unhealthy forces. First, economic uncertainty that has created immense anxiety in parents for their children's futures. Second, a hyper-achievement culture that has forced parents to feel as if they must 'keep up with the Joneses' or they are failing their children. Proponents argue that this is the world children are growing up and, if they don't get on the tech train early, they will be left back at the station. I, however, argue that coding has far less value at a young age than, say, good, old-fashioned play. Unless...
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Nvidia attempts to ease theNvidia hopes to bring artificial intelligence to a wider range of applications with an update to its Digits software for designing neural networks. Digits version 2, released Tuesday, comes with a... graphical user interface, potentially making it accessible to programmers beyond the typical user-base of academics and developers who specialize in AI, said Ian Buck, Nvidia vice president of accelerated computing. The previous version could be controlled only through the command line, which required knowledge of specific text commands and forced the user to jump to another window to view the results.
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Scientists have discovered for the first time direct physical evidence of the existence of opals on Mars. The traces of the precious stone, which were found in a Martian meteorite, could help future... exploration missions decide where to look for...
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Appeal beaks say horologists get to make their case A divided panel of appeals judges ruled on Monday that the Sultans of Seattle will have to face trademark infringement action due to "the manner in... which the website responded to a shopper's search request" for Multi Time Machine's (MTM) Special Ops watches....
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The relatively low cost of developing apps has triggered an innovation boom in banking with features being added to mobile apps on a weekly basis as against internet banking where changes have been... gradual.
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Sony 'Will Never Exit' TheFollowing ongoing speculation that Sony is looking to close its mobile division or sell it on to another company, Sony Mobile's President Hiroki Totoki has stated that "we will never ever sell or exit... from the current mobile business."
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Musk Says Falcon 9 ExplosionAll eyes were on SpaceX last week as it’s routine ISS resupply mission was launched, many were interested to see whether the company would succeed in its third try to land the rocket on a drone ship... floating in the sea. Things didn’t turn out as the way they had been planned, merely two minutes after liftoff SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket exploded. It was an unmanned mission so fortunately there was no loss of life, the ISS was resupplied by a Russian mission a few days back. SpaceX’s customers have reiterated their faith in the company, let’s not forget that the company has launched more than half a dozen successful missions, this latest setback is thus causing headaches at SpaceX. The founder and CEO of this company Elon Musk said during his talk at the International Space Station...
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Grab a slim SURFACE Case forFor great protection without extra layers or bulk, the SURFACE Case from Seidio is an excellent choice at a low price. The easy slide and snap design makes installation and removal a breeze, keeping... the back of your Galaxy S6 safe from wear with its soft padding. Save 47% in any color!
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Traveling about 251 miles over the south Pacific, southeast of New Zealand, the unpiloted ISS Progress 60 Russian cargo ship docked at 3:11 a.m. EDT Sunday to the Pirs Docking Compartment of the... International Space Station....
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Tech Five: AMD shares plummet

USA Today - 7 Jul 2015 15:47
Tech Five: AMD shares plummetAMD shares plummet after weak second-quarter sales projection          
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Apple's eighth New York storeIf you live in the Queens area of New York you can welcome your very own Apple Store this Saturday — when the latest brick-and-mortar retail store opens at the Queens Center mall. The store itself... is set to be…
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When asked to imagine the future of transportation, most might draw a car of the future, perhaps solar powered and autonomously driven.
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Rdio launches new curatedWith the recently launched Apple Music and its curated radio station Beats 1 drawing attention from rival streaming services like Spotify, Rdio isn't wasting any time in firing back. The service has... announced a number of new curated radio stations that offer more human-selected tunes. Rdio says it is collaborating with both influencers and record labels, along with more stations …
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Amazon and Netflix pass onWell, that's enough to make you lose your appetite. Ever since NBC canceled Hannibal last month, fans have held out hope that the beautifully grotesque series might be picked up by another network or... streaming site. Creator Bryan Fuller himself fed the rumors in his initial statement about the cancelation, dropping this tasty tidbit: "Hannibal is finishing his last course at NBC’s table this summer, but a hungry cannibal can always dine again." See also: Hannibal looks damn good in a leather jacket in new Season 3 poster He won't, however, be dining at the tables of Amazon or Netflix. Fuller broke the discouraging news Monday evening:
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Smartphone-like car dashboardsWhen it comes to dashboard displays that are more like smartphones, two things are clear: Customers want them, and automakers are intent on supplying them.
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'Can't Buy Me Love' actressAmanda Peterson, best known for her role in the 1987 romantic comedy Can't Buy Me Love, has died. She was 43. Sgt. Mike Moran with the Greeley, Colorado, police department says Peterson was found dead... at an apartment complex Sunday. She was alone, and an investigation into her death is ongoing. No other information was released. Peterson began her film career when she was 9 in the 1982 adaptation of the play Annie, directed by John Huston. The Greeley native appeared in numerous movies and TV shows over the next decade. Her biggest role was playing opposite Patrick Dempsey in Can't Buy Me Love.
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Robocabs Might Make Big Cut in Pollution

Scientific American - 7 Jul 2015 15:45
Robocabs Might Make Big Cut inDriverless electric taxis would cut emissions per mile by as much as 94 percent --
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When going to see a movie, many of us probably go out of our way to make sure the theater has been upgraded with high-res digital projectors. The golden age of film might be behind us, but as engineer... guy Bill Hammack explains, the projector is still an impressive feat of mechanical design, capable of creating one of the best optical illusions of all time.
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Privacy group files FTCGoogle's refusal to implement the EU's controversial right to be forgotten rules in the U.S. amounts to an unfair and deceptive business practice, a frequent critic of the search engine giant said.... Consumer Watchdog will file a complaint against Google with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission Tuesday, said John Simpson, director of the group's Privacy Project. The complaint will ask the FTC to rule that Google, by declining to delete search engine links on request from U.S. residents, is an unfair business practice that violates the U.S. FTC Act. Arguing that the right to be forgotten is an "important privacy option," Consumer Watchdog's complaint will say that although Google claims to be concerned about users' privacy, it doesn't offer people in the U.S. "the ability to make such a basic...
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Helio Is Back From The DeadMVNO Helio has been dead for years, but it's now back in the game with a new parent company and new prepaid plan. For just $29 per month, Helio offers unlimited talk, text and data, but it's not all... as good as it sounds.
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Looking for Alice: a mother'sOn one level, Looking for Alice is an illustration of family life, says Sian Davey, with "all the tensions, joys, ups and downs that go with the territory". But on another, this photography series... challenges perceptions of difference, because it focuses on images of her youngest daughter, who was born with Down’s syndrome. "The photographs explore the entwined narratives of my relationship with my daughter, and society's prevailing attitudes towards people with Down's syndrome," she says. A trained psychotherapist, Davey speaks openly about her feelings – from her "deep shock" when her Alice was born, to the gradual acceptance that allowed her to "fall in love with my daughter". "It was not what I had expected," she continues. "I was fraught with anxiety that rippled through to every...
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What is the newest planet?

Phys.org - 7 Jul 2015 15:40
What is the newest planet?With astronomers discovering new planets and other celestial objects all the time, you may be wondering what the newest planet to be discovered is. Well, that depends on your frame of reference. If we... are talking about our Solar System, then the answer used to be Pluto, which was discovered by the American astronomer Clyde William Tombaugh in 1930.
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Kirk to smartphone: The StarRemember how all those "flip" mobile phones were reportedly inspired by the communicator used by Kirk, Spock and the other members of the original Star Trek TV cast? Well, there will soon be a way to... make and receive smartphone calls using a exact replica of that fictional device. The Wand Company has just announced plans to release its Star Trek Bluetooth Communicator in January.
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Gizmodo Where did the word OK come from and what does it actually mean? | io9 The Ten Most WTF Moments from the Penny Dreadful Finale | Jezebel Edward Snowden Might Be Able to Return to the United... States | Kotaku Kpop Dance Move Is So Attack on Titan |
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Get an Acer Aspire Core i5Usually priced about $80 higher, this no-frills notebook offers solid performance and a spacious keyboard.
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First HomeKit Thermostat HitsThere is still a long way to go before Apple’s smart home platform establishes a firm footing in the market but it’s working towards that goal with each passing day. Today the first HomeKit... supported thermostat has gone up for sale at Apple Stores, the Ecobee3 will be available starting today at the company’s brick and mortar stores across North America. The $249 Ecobee3 smart thermostat is capable of detecting temperature and adjusting heating as well as cooling depending upon how many people are around and what’s the weather like. Think of it as an alternative to the popular Nest thermostat since both connected objects more or less serve the same purpose. Customers can buy additional sensors for $79 to make the Ecobee3 even more smarter which then allows it to measure temperature...
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CNET Magazine Powers Up for Summer

CNET - 7 Jul 2015 15:37
CNET Magazine Powers Up forIn the third edition of our quarterly magazine, we look at how you can spend your summer getting fit and having fun. And to celebrate 20 years of covering tech, CNET highlights the most notable... people, companies and gear that changed our world.
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Deadspin Here Are The Documents Bill Cosby Didn't Want You To Read [Updated] | Gawker Feds Raid Subway Jared's Home in Child Porn Investigation | Jalopnik How Safe Are Dashboards That Want To Be... Smartphones? | Lifehacker This Video Explains How to Properly Use Semicolons In Your Writing |
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What's The Best GoPro Cam ToWith the release of the new Hero4 Session, consumers looking to buy an action camera are given another option from among GoPro's offerings.
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Watch as a journalist attempts to get ready for his busy day, while remaining firmly behind the wheel of a self-driving car on the scary highways of Germany's autobahn.
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Samsung Smokes CompetitorsSamsung’s smartphone sales may not be living up to expectations these days, but the company is still a powerhouse for cutting-edge technology. If you want further proof of this, consider that... Samsung this week became the first company in the world to offer consumer solid-state drives that come with a whopping 2TB of storage. FROM EARLIER: Hooking Your Home Up with Solar Power? Here are the Essential Questions You Need to Answer Samsung on Monday took the wraps off new 2TB versions of its 850 PRO and 850 EVO SSDs that double the maximum amount of storage available on earlier versions of those products. Even though the new SSDs offer twice the storage of the 1TB models, they have the same physical dimensions and
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Tim Cook Named to DukeApple CEO Tim Cook has been named as one of eight new board of trustee members at his alma mater Duke University, where he earned his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business in 1988, the school... announced today. Cook began serving his six-year term on July 1 and will assist the governing body in determining Duke University's educational mission and fiscal policies. Tim Cook speaking at Duke University in April 2013 The other new trustees are The Coca-Cola Foundation chairwoman Lisa Borders, PRM Advisors founder Patricia Morton, NBA commissioner Adam Silver and ValueAct Capital CEO Jeff Ubben. Duke University also appointed three observing members on the board, including Elastic Fabrics of America marketing executive and Duke alum Jack Boyd, recent Duke graduate Anna Knight and Duke JD/MBA...
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Engineers give invisibilityResearchers have developed a new design for a cloaking device that overcomes some of the limitations of existing "invisibility cloaks." In a new study, electrical engineers at the University of... California, San Diego have designed a cloaking device that is both thin and does not alter the brightness of light around a hidden object. The technology behind this cloak will have more applications than invisibility, such as concentrating solar energy and increasing signal speed in optical communications.
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Quo vadis Tablet? The futureThe once well-defined boundaries between computing devices, delineated by form factors, are blurring. PCs are no longer towering boxes but can also be found in something as small as an HDMI dongle.... Laptops are no longer just rigid folding portable computers. There are smartphones that can barely fit in your hand, much less your pockets. And tablets, well, they've become …
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Researcher disputes claim thatA researcher is disputing recent findings that the human nose is capable of distinguishing at least 1 trillion odors. He says the data used in a 2014 study published in Science does not support this... claim. He says this is important because those findings are already making their way into neuroscience textbooks, misinforming up-and-coming investigators and cutting off potentially productive lines of research that do not adhere to those findings.
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Rather than collect and treat the copious amount of pee produced by beer-swigging live music lovers, the organizers of last week's Roskilde Festival and the Danish Agriculture & Food Council opted to... put all that liquid gold to good use. A beercycling project dubbed "From piss to pilsner" invited attendees to leave deposits for local farmers to use as fertilizer for barley crops grown to make beer. ..
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This Line Of WearablesNeri Oxman, a designer from MIT, has created a concept line of wearable devices that replicate biological functions. One produces sucrose to feed the body and another, calcium to strengthen bones.
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Xbox Music Brand Was ConfusingNobody was expecting Microsoft to make the announcement that it made yesterday, the company rebranded its Xbox Music service to Groove without any prior indication. There’s nothing really different... about Groove and it’s going to be more or less the same as Xbox Music so the question remains why did Microsoft do this? It turns out that the Xbox Music brand was confusing and that’s why Microsoft decided that it needed to be changed. The company played around with a few possible monikers for its streaming service like Microsoft Music but in the end it decided to go with Groove. According to Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore many people were confused by the Xbox Music branding because it might have given off the implication that an Xbox console is required to access the service, while that has...
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It's a man's world in European tech, too

USA Today - 7 Jul 2015 15:30
It's a man's world in EuropeanDell, which spent more than $4 billion the past year working with women in business and their suppliers, hosted the summit here amid a national narrative on the lack of diversity in high-tech....          
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Catching Earth at aphelion

Phys.org - 7 Jul 2015 15:30
Catching Earth at aphelionDo you feel a little... distant today? The day after the 4th of July weekend brings with it the promise of barbecue leftovers and discount fireworks. It also sees our fair planet at aphelion, or its... farthest point from the sun. In 2015, aphelion (or apoapsis) occurs at 19:40 Universal Time (UT)/3:40 PM EDT today, as we sit 1.01668 astronomical units (AU) from the sun. This translates to 152.1 million kilometres, or 94.5 million miles. We're actually 3.3% closer to the sun in early January than we are today. This also the latest aphelion has occurred on the calendar year since 2007, and it won't fall on July 6th again until 2018. The insertion of an extra day every leap year causes the date for Earth aphelion to slowly vary between July 3rd and July 6th in the current epoch.
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FBI director James Comey is making a final push for backdoor cellphone access for law enforcement ahead of key Senate committee meetings. In national security site Lawfare, he first admitted that... "universal strong (cellphone) encryption will protect ...
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Amassing a fragrant graveyard of strawberry stems is an inevitable part of eating strawberries. You can cut or hull as carefully as you like , but there's almost always going to be a bit of strawberry... flesh hanging on to the green. Don't toss those tops in the trash.
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Samsung's profit squeezed bySamsung Electronics expects to report lower than expected earnings for the second quarter after supply shortages kept down sales of its Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone. Operating profit for the quarter will... likely be around 6.9 trillion won ($6.1 billion), Samsung said, below the 7.2 trillion won analysts had been expecting. Sales are estimated at 48 trillion won, below the 53 trillion won analysts had forecast. Samsung issued the preliminary earnings on Tuesday in Asia. It's due to report its full results later this month. The Galaxy S6 isn't only Samsung's flagship smartphone. It's also its main hope for reigniting demand for its handsets, which has cooled in recent quarters.
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Cloud-based infrastructure forEU researchers are developing a new, broad-ranging, cloud-based infrastructure that makes the Internet more accessible for users with special needs. The new 'ecosystem' enables people previously... excluded from ICT to get help using technology and aims to use their feedback to develop new apps and services.
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The future of artificial intelligence

Phys.org - 7 Jul 2015 15:28
Only a few years ago, it would have seemed improbable to assume that a piece of technology could quickly and accurately understand most of what you say - let alone translate it into another language.
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Developing Brains Fold LikeA single mathematical function explains how both a sheet of paper and a developing brain folds --
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It's the Internet of Children The BBC has announced the final specifications of the micro:bit pocket computer board, of which "up to 1 million devices will be given to every 11 or 12 year old child in... year 7 or equivalent across the UK, for free."...
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Watch An Entire Disney Movie In The Blink Of An Eye

The Huffington Post - 7 Jul 2015 15:26
Watch An Entire Disney Movie"Frozen"    A vast, light-filled tundra is Simba's playground in Disney's "The Lion King." Aside from his shadowy run-ins with Scar, the peppy cub dashes around warm-hued brush and vibrant jungles.... The movie is the perfect contender for Kevin Ferguson's film visualization projects, which compresses a screen shot from every 10th second of a movie into a single montage. He's done this for Westerns, sci-fi classics like "The Matrix," and a score of Disney movies, to try to get a sense of visual trends between genres, and over time. The result is an abstract, Rothko-like collection of images that often provide snapshots of the mood of classic flicks. "Singin' in the Rain" is a pale, washed-out palette; "The Little Mermaid" looks like an obscured sun viewed from under the sea. "The Lion...
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Apple aims to revive HomeKilled off in iOS 8.4, the feature that lets you share your iTunes music with your iOS devices should return in iOS 9.
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Samsung's 'Notable Savings'In just a couple of months from now Samsung is going to unveil the Galaxy Note 5 which means it’s the perfect time for the company to run promotions and offer deals to get rid of as much of its... Galaxy Note 4 stock as possible. Samsung has announced a new promotion called “Notable Savings” which promises a $200 rebate following a full price purchase of the Galaxy Note 4. The promotion starts today at 12:00 pm ET and runs through 11:59 pm ET July 26th. Customers have to purchase the Galaxy Note 4 at full price from a participating retailer, excluding U.S. Cellular and Sprint, and then head on over to Samsung’s promotions website to claim the rebate. On the website customers will be required to submit information such as proof of purchase, details about the device and a few other...
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'We screwed up': Reddit CEOEllen Pao, interim CEO of online community site Reddit, offered the site's users an apology Monday, saying that "we screwed up." She went on to acknowledge a litany of sins, focusing on poor... communication from site administrators about major changes, broken promises and a lack of responsiveness to concerns from users. Moving forward, Pao said Reddit will make key improvements, including giving a site administrator the position of advocating for the fleet of volunteer moderators who make Reddit tick and building new tools to help those moderators do their jobs. The apology comes after a weekend of rage aimed at Reddit's administrators in general and Pao in particular. On Friday, a group of moderators shut down some of the site's most popular communities in protest after the sudden dismissal...
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Don't give them any water: HowThe Internet of Things is coming. Do you know how to protect yourself?
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Justin Bieber shares nakedWhat better way to start your day than with a healthy dose of Bieber butt? The Biebs left Instagram feeling mighty thirsty late Monday night when he shared an image of him hanging loose on vacation... See also: 11 Secrets We Learned About Celebrities From Instagram Look A photo posted by Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) on Jul 6, 2015 at 7:38pm PDT The naked backside immediately caused pandemonium in the Belieber-verse, eventually collapsing Instagram. Before long, Justin's fans had just one simple request for the pop star: turn around I LOVE THIS FANDOM #TURNAROUNDJUSTIN s://t.co/2OV14v1JsI — الزهراء (@SEXDRIVENMCCANN) July 7, 2015
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Cancer drug 49 times more potent than Cisplatin

Science Daily - 7 Jul 2015 15:24
A new cancer drug has been found to have effectiveness for ovarian and bowel cancer that is 49 times as potent is Cisplatin. The key to this new drug, researchers report, is that it can shut down a... cancer cell's metabolism. They add that the new drug could be cheaper to produce and less harm to healthy cells than alternative therapies.
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Marita Pappa's Athens: what it's like to be young and Greek today

British Journal of Photography - 7 Jul 2015 15:23
Marita Pappa's Athens: whatIt seems fitting that we have the Ancient Greeks to thank for the word 'crisis', or κρίσις. They interpreted it as a "separation from a judgement or decision", and there is an air of apocalyptic... fervour surrounding Athens that borders on the cinematic: tourists stranded in a foreign land, restless natives murmuring about revolution, finance ministers escaping on motorcycles, all playing out within a time-worn city crumbling before our eyes. And yet, these images, abundant and lurid, don't come close to telling the whole story. Over the past three years, Marita Pappa, a young London-based Greek photographer, has documented her home city with a sense of longing and tenderness absent in its usual depiction. "My photography does not confront the crisis head-on," she says. "It seeks to...
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Is Your Shirt Smarter Than You?

CNET - 7 Jul 2015 15:23
Is Your Shirt Smarter ThanHats, shirts, socks -- if you can wear it, there's a good chance it eventually will read your vital signs, show your stress levels and even tell you to cut back on your Thanksgiving turkey.
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Bits Blog: Downsides of theThe rush to invest has spurred so-called angel investors into earlier financing rounds, but there are drawbacks for both entrepreneur and investor.
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Breast cancer routinely overdiagnosed in Norway

Science Daily - 7 Jul 2015 15:22
For every life saved by Norway's Breast Cancer Screening Programme, five women are over-diagnosed, and have to go through an operation to remove a tumour that otherwise never would have caused... problems, a new report suggests.
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Two are better than one:The error-free distribution of genetic material during cell division is important for preventing the development of tumor cells. Researchers have uncovered a new important function of the human enzyme... Plk1. It plays a significant role in monitoring chromosome segregation, they report, and may provide important clues for the treatment of cancer.
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Devastating crash at the Tour de France

The Loop - 7 Jul 2015 15:21
The linked images are graphic and really give a sense of the risks of riding a bike at high speed as part of a tightly packed group of competitors.∞ Read this on The Loop
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Green Austria on warpathAustria's announcement Monday that it would challenge state aid for a new nuclear plant in Britain marks the latest step in the country's solo campaign to roll back atomic energy in Europe.
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Comparing Pit Stops Across Auto Racing

Twisted Sifter - 7 Jul 2015 15:19
Comparing Pit Stops AcrossFrom Formula 1 to NASCAR, this is what a pit stop looks like in the various types of auto racing.
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This simple Lightning dockApple started selling its brand new official Lightning connector dock earlier this year. While it turned out to be a bit less fragile in reality than it looks on first glance, we can’t help but wish... Apple had released the…
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The Grateful Dead Say 'FareIf you’re like me, you’ve seen your Facebook and Twitter feeds heavily populated over the last week with photos and videos from The Grateful Dead’s goodbye concerts at Levi's Stadium in Santa... Clara and Soldier Field in Chicago. And the mix of Deadheads among some of our most esteemed professions (and sometimes not) is impressive: Internet entrepreneurs, journalists, media executives, doctors, lawyers, academics and political consultants, many of them decked out in their finest tie-dye. Then again, with ticket prices on the secondary market approaching multiple thousands of dollars, maybe not so hard to understand this audience profile.
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For the first time since last week's Falcon 9 explosion, Elon Musk has spoken in more detail about what the loss means for his spacefaring company. This morning he appeared on stage at the... International Space Station R&D conference in Boston, saying "the accident was a huge blow to SpaceX." Musk was speaking to the bigger picture, but his comment echoes the company's immediate future. Right now, the next Falcon 9 launch (and likely the subsequent launches) is postponed until SpaceX can resolve the issue that caused last week's failure. He didn't go into any more detail about the accident, though. "I know there's media in the audience," he laughed. "I don't want to say something that subsequently turns out to be a misunderstanding of the...
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Star Citizen executiveFollowing the delay of its Star Marine FPS module, Star Citizen executive producer Alex Mayberry has left developer Cloud Imperium Games, which says this will have no impact on Star Citizen's... development. The post Star Citizen executive producer leaves Cloud Imperium Games for ‘personal reasons’ appeared first on Digital Trends.
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It's time for a proper debate on the use of encryption, says FBI director, but balancing security and privacy will be very hard.
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There's no such thing as owning too many Lightning cables, and this extra long 5' model from Spigen is only $5 today with promo code SPIGENCS [ 5' MFi-Certified Lightning Cable, $5 with code SPIGENCS]... Update: Sold Out. Check out this AmazonBasics alternative for $8.
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There's no such thing as owning too many Lightning cables, and this extra long 5' model from Spigen is only $5 today with promo code SPIGENCS [ 5' MFi-Certified Lightning Cable, $5 with code SPIGENCS]... Update: Sold Out. Check out this AmazonBasics alternative for $8.
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Apple co-designing 3rd partyApple's minimalistic approach to its packaging is legendary, but that light hand on styling may end up a requirement if accessories want to join Apple Store shelves. The Cupertino firm's spartan... approach has already inspired many third-party accessory makers, but new leaks suggest Apple has gone so far as to work with those manufacturers over the past six months to …
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Verdict expected in Telkom labour case

Tech Central - 7 Jul 2015 15:16
The Johannesburg labour court will hand down judgment on trade union Solidarity's urgent application to obtain an interdict against Telkom's planned job cuts on Wednesday. This comes
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Daniel Dilger, writing for Apple Insider, captures an essential difference between Apple, Microsoft, and Google's music efforts. The difference is the need for music to be a profit center.∞ Read... this on The Loop
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Future 'Dragon Age' add-onsYou can keep playing Dragon Age: Inquisition on your PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360, but BioWare's pretty much done with those versions. The studio confirms that, moving forward, all add-ons released for... the game will come only to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It's not clear if this change will also affect title updates, i.e. patches aimed at squashing bugs and maintaining balanced gameplay; we've reached out to publisher Electronic Arts for clarification. See also: There's no multiplayer in 'Fallout 4,' but some ideas were tossed around Players that started Inquisition on PS3 or Xbox 360 aren't completely out of options. A summer update for the game that's coming to all four consoles includes a save export/import feature, which allows players to move their save data from an older machine...
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Comic-Con 2015 preview: who will win SDCC?

The Verge - 7 Jul 2015 15:14
Every year southern California becomes home to a geek orgy of singular importance: San Diego Comic-Con. Originally founded in 1970 as a place for comic book enthusiasts to gather and talk, it's... ballooned and transformed over the ensuing decades, and is now better known as a massive Hollywood bulkhead designed to push the biggest of big franchise movies into mainstream consciousness. It's where Marvel announced the title of Avengers: Age of Ultron. It's where director Zack Snyder shocked everyone with the news of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. But as the lines have grown longer and the marketplace saturated with comic book movies, there's been a growing countermovement, one in which companies like Disney have begun to favor their...
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Carnival could soon sail toCarnival, the largest cruise company in the world, is setting its sights on Havana. Pending approval by the Cuban government, the cruise company will begin offering "voluntourism" trips from Miami to... Cuba in May 2016 for nearly $3,000 per ticket. Although Carnival would be the first American cruise company to visit Cuba since the 1960 trade embargo, cruise companies outside the U.S. have been offering cruises there for years. See also: Entering the Cuban time machine: An American visits the once-forbidden country The U.S. government has signed off on the project, according to Carnival. The trips will be through Carnival's new brand, fathom (Tagline: Impact + Travel), which focuses on social impact with trips where passengers do volunteer work while they cruise
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Apple announces that its firstApple has announced on its website that its first retail store in Queens will open on Saturday 11th July at 1oam. We exclusively revealed that the store was on the way back in February, with the first... construction shots seen later the same month and signage appearing in May. The new store is located on the second […]
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Fleets of driverless taxis could become cheaper than car ownership and might also cut emissions by more than 90 percent.
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NBA Player Blames Injury onNBA player Matt Bonner may not be a household name, but the San Antonio Spurs forward jumped into the headlines today for the strangest of reasons. Believe it or not, Bonner’s tennis elbow problems... last year may have resulted from overusing Apple’s larger-screened iPhone. DON’T MISS: We Have Some Bad News About the iPhone 6s In an interview conducted with the Concord Monitor, Bonner explained why his shooting percentage went down rather dramatically during a two- to three-month stretch last season. From December through February, during which Bonner had tennis elbow, his shooting percentage dropped from 42.8% to 32.4%. “Everybody is going to find this hilarious, but here's my theory on how I got [tennis elbow]," Bonner explains. "When the new iPhone came out
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Xolo launches Era smartphone, priced at Rs 4,444

Times of India - 7 Jul 2015 15:10
Xolo launches Era smartphone,Xolo has launched entry-level Era smartphone, which is priced at Rs 4,444.
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Online Tool Shows How Much YouThe subscription-based model seems to be “in” these days, you can subscribe to newspapers, magazines, music streaming services, online video streaming services, internet TV and much more. You... might keep adding on one subscription after the other because all of them cost around $10 but add them all up and you’re spending quite a bit of money every month. A new online tool has been created to let you know exactly how much you’re spending every month on these “mini-subscriptions.” Mini-subscriptions are attractive for people because there are no long term commitments, you can choose to pay by the month and stop when you no longer have need for the service. That’s usually what compels many of us to try out a new service that just costs around $10, but when we add up all of these...
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CSAIL report: GivingWhether "backdoor" or "front-door," government access imperils your data, report authors say.
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Data visualization can present complex information in an easily grasped form, when it is done right.
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California Approves Bill ForThe state of California has approved legislation that prohibits health care organizations from denying an organ transplant to a patient based solely on the patient's use of prescription pot.
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Bryan Jones is a retinal neuroscientist and photographer. Fortunately for us, he likes to share his images.∞ Read this on The Loop
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U.S. vs. Japan Part II: Giant"Suidobashi, you have a giant robot, we have a giant robot. You know what needs to happen."
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No free DLC this week, but theWhile there won't be any new free DLC coming for The Witcher 3 this week, CD Projekt has been hard at work on the game's latest patch, which introduces a new optional movement mode, a player stash,... performance enhancements, and more. The post No free DLC this week, but the upcoming Witcher 3 patch is a “very large update” appeared first on Digital Trends.
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A laser system for fast, non-invasive, onsite breath analysis for disease is under development, researchers report, potentially enabling screening for a range of diseases including diabetes,... infections and various cancers in the future.
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Saturday Night Live-alum Norm Macdonald's Twitter is perhaps best known for beautifully dead-pan award show reactions and extremely dry live coverage of sporting events, but a recent existential... crisis seems to have jump-started a change of pace. Norm expresses disdain for poetry, then continues to create a gorgeous Hemingway-style work of morosity. Please enjoy this modernist masterpiece with a glass of Wild Turkey 101 in your hand. I'm back on the train. Why do I always find myself here, traveling without destination? -- Norm Macdonald (@normmacdonald) July 6, 2015 I hate airplanes, I hate cars. What is it about trains that I love so much? Who knows? Who knows anything? I'm on a train, that's all. -- Norm Macdonald...
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New research offers clues as to why some kids can have a second, related severe allergic reaction hours after a first - and what to do about it.
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Vivo launches V1 smartphone in India

Times of India - 7 Jul 2015 15:02
Vivo launches V1 smartphone inChinese smartphone maker Vivo has launched a new series of smartphone: V series. The smartphones part of this series will be priced between Rs 15,000 and Rs 20,000.
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I'm going independent

The Loop - 7 Jul 2015 15:02
I love stories like this. Inspirational.∞ Read this on The Loop
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Soccer Robotics? SAP BuildsIt’s a good week to like football or soccer, whichever term you prefer. The USA women’s team has successfully brought home its third World Cup; the European soccer season is less than a month away... now; and SAP has just signed a new deal with the owners of Manchester City, City Football Group (CFG). If not quite on the road to robot soccer players, new use of technology in the game is changing the way things are done behind the scenes and on the pitches.
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Harry's Raises $75.6 Million Harry’s, the direct-to-consumer mens’ razor company, has just announced the close of a $75.6 million Series C funding round led by Wellington Management. A source confirmed with TechCrunch that... the company is valued at $750 million after money. The Harry’s business might seem simple on the surface. The company sells razors over the internet, both on a one-off basis and as…
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Critter & Guitari TerzEnjoy a hybrid of classic analog amplification circuitry and cutting edge power electronics from one simple Critter & Guitari Terz Amplifier. This portable, loud amp will sound great and is powered by... using only four rechargeable AA batteries. Two analog gain/distortion circuits are responsible for the amazing sound quality of the amp. One of them is a low-end silicon diode distortion while the other is a germanium diode distortion to bring in those high-end crunch. It will sound great with...
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Real 'Star Trek' CommunicatorThanks to The Wand Company, you can now call in sick using a fully-functioning Star Trek Communicator. Not that we're going to do that ourselves, of course. See also: Prepare to go beyond: 'Star Trek... 3' director reveals title and first photo The Bluetooth Communicator, which you're seeing for the first time on Mashable, is an exact replica of the one the Enterprise team uses to enlist help from Scotty. According to The Wand Company, the Communicator was made with structured-light 3D scanning to ensure that every curve and line of the original was replicated perfectly. It also comes with a stand that charges the device and holds it securely with an invisible magnetic catch.
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Amy Schumer's inner monologueAmy Schumer, the reigning queen of awkward hilarity, is also this month's Glamour cover girl. But before you go assuming that modeling is, well, glamorous, Amy's inner monologue is here to tell you... that it's not all fun and wind machines Who doesn't love strangers touching them and taking pictures of them? But seriously, dude, cool it with the wind machine.
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In 2016, Rio will host the Olympics, and its torch will be carried by 12,000 people. The post How Brazil Designed Its Shapeshifting Olympic Torch appeared first on WIRED.
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Doppler Labs Lands $17 Million In Series B

TechCrunch - 7 Jul 2015 15:00
Doppler Labs Lands $17 Million Doppler Labs, the same team that brought you the Dubs mechanical ear plug and the Here Active Listening system, is today announcing the close of a $17 million Series B funding round, led by The... Chernin Group, Wildcat Capital Management and Acequia Capital. Live National Entertainment, Universal Music Group and WME also participated in the round. Doppler Labs was first founded by Noah Kraft…
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Code Specialists Oppose U.S.A new report says giving the governments "exceptional access" to encrypted communications would jeopardize confidential data and critical infrastructure.
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G.Case iPhone 6 - Case and Wallet

The Gadget Flow - 7 Jul 2015 15:00
G.Case iPhone 6 - Case andReal leather is a natural product. There might be slight colour variations since every hide takes up the colour differently. For us the material is the most important component of a product. For the... iPhone 6 case we are using our proven premium real leather, naturally tanned and available in four different colours. The leather is smooth as silk in your hand and develops a unique patina as time passes. It took us even longer to research for the right...
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Automatic Parked Car Finder

The Gadget Flow - 7 Jul 2015 15:00
Automatic Parked Car FinderNo longer will you have to remember where you've parked your car once you have the Automatic Parked Car Finder. This device will automatically mark the location of your car on the corresponding free... iPhone app. You just have to plug the beacon on your car's power outlet. Whenever your car's engine will be turned off, the device will automatically mark the location on a map via Bluetooth. When it's time for you to return to the car, you just...
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Globe Oversized Carry OnCarry your summer essentials and don't lose out on your summer style with this Globe Oversized Carry On Canvas Tote by Pilot and Captain. It's an oversized navy canvas bag which has been complemented... with a beautiful pair of leather straps. The eco-friendly design has enough space to throw all your daily grocery shopping or some extras in. It won't look bulky or misshapen if you load it with too many accessories because of the large space within. The design...
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This might just be the ultimate Star Trek accessory: a faithful replica of the sci-fi show's iconic Communicator device that works as both a Bluetooth handset for your phone and as a portable speaker.... Built by The Wand Company and making its debut appearance at San Diego Comic-Con this week, the Communicator is constructed from die cast aluminum and comes with a magnetic stand for wireless charging. As well as its Bluetooth functionality, the device is also filled with authentic Star Trek sounds and conversation fragments. This is presumably useful for when your friends refuse to talk to you because they just know you're using that damn prop again.
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Most people, when trying to lose weight, obsessively count the calories they eat throughout the day. Although calorie information is easy to find and many people depend on it, it turns out that... calorie information posted in restaurants and even on the back of food packages are not even accurate .://vitals.lifehacker.com/why-you-can-t-...
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#fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-137378{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-137378, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-137378{width:570px;display:block;}... Today on In Case You Missed It: The giant robot...
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Former Yahoo Kerns to HeadA big name in Silicon Valley to bolster a big name in Hollywood.
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What Google Got Right With ItsGoogle is reportedly jumping into the ride-sharing business. According to Haaretz, the search giant is launching a pilot carpooling service in three Israeli cities on top of Waze, its popular driving... directions app. The service, RideWith, allows passengers to join fellow residents on their commutes. Google is expected to take a small 15% fee.  Google is careful not to bill it as a competitor to Uber, which has run afoul of protesters in places like France and South Africa, not to mention major American cities. Unlike Uber, Google limits trips to two per day, so drivers don't make a living off of the RideWith service.  See also: Uber Makes Nice With Cities, Offering Them Ride Data For Traffic Planning The immediate goal, according to Haaretz, is to scale carpooling by allowing riders and...
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Audio Wearables StartupDoppler Labs, the maker of wearable hearing technology, announced today that it's raised $17 million in Series B funding.
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Razor Wars: Harry's Raises $75Most guys, at least ones outside of an MLB bullpen or Brooklyn bar, drag a razor across their faces at least a few times a week. That makes beard busting a big business—a business long dominated... Procter & Gamble which, lead by its $20.4 billion Gillette brand, controls 70% of the world’ razors.
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Philae's comet may host alienAstronomers proposed a novel explanation Monday for the strange appearance of the comet carrying Europe's robot probe Philae through outer space: alien microscopic life.
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Eiji Tsuburaya, kaiju king andTake your place in the director's chair for a playable Google doodle bringing Ultraman to life.
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Clash of the Titans: Japan vsIt could be the biggest heavyweight fight in history.
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TACC wrangles IBM GPFS on to DSSD for HPC LOLs

The Register - 7 Jul 2015 14:56
Or, we could say: legacy parallel file system on fresh flash rack storage A data-intensive supercomputer in Texas is using more than half a petabyte of DSSD flash storage, along with IBM's Spectrum... Scale (GPFS) parallel file system, to provide massively fast random access to gazillions of small files....
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Beats GalaxySamsung's previous flagship device, the Galaxy S5, tops the smartphone rankings of Consumer Reports, beating out the current flagship devices, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.
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Stowaway dies in EurotunnelA migrant who stowed away on a truck in the Channel Tunnel was found dead on Tuesday, police and the tunnel operator said. See also: Eurotunnel closed as protestors torch tires on tracks The reported... death came shortly after Eurotunnel said that a group of migrants was found on a truck in the tunnel in Calais in northern France Confirmation that due to migrants found on freight shuttle, we expect delays to Passenger service of 3hrs from UK & 60mins from France. ^LE — Eurotunnel LeShuttle (@LeShuttle) July 7, 2015 Thousands of migrants are camped in Calais, living in dire conditions as they hope to reach a better life in Britain by stowing away on trucks as they wait to be loaded onto freight trains for the trip.
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Spiders, Ahoy! 8-leggedSpiders can dance on water like tiny ballerinas pirouetting across a slippery stage.
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Finding an Edge: Gold MedalistOlympic alpine skier Lindsey Vonn is competitive, focused and determined to make a difference -- and not just on the slopes.
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Samsung's Poor Q2 PerformanceSamsung expects to post 48.0 trillion Korean won in consolidated sales as well as an operating profit of 6.9 trillion Korean won in Q2 which results in a 4 percent decline as opposed to the same time... last year. Even though the company’s semiconductor and TV business is poised to grow it appears that the mobile business is at fault, particularly sales of the latest flagship smartphones. Soon after the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge were released it became evident that there was a lot more demand for the Galaxy S6 Edge than what Samsung had anticipated, this resulted into supply shortages with Samsung not being able to fix the issue for months. That’s not all, apparently the Galaxy S6 Edge has managed to cannibalize sales of the Galaxy S6. A source familiar with the matter tells WSJ that...
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Kirk McElhearn takes you through the Apple Music sharing interface.∞ Read this on The Loop
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Reddit CEO apologizes afterReddit chief executive Ellen Pao on Monday issued an apology to users of the popular social news platform.
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Tinder clone for Apple WatchImagine an alternate way of using dating app Tinder, where instead of looking at profiles on your smartphone and swiping right or left, you simply glance at your Apple Watch and the app know if you're... attracted to someone based on your heart-rate changes. That's the idea behind design agency T3's concept "Hands-free Tinder." T3 built its app with the …
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Martian gems could point toScientists have discovered for the first time direct physical evidence of the existence of opals on Mars.
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Opportunity's 7th Mars winterOperators of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity plan to drive the rover into a valley this month where Opportunity will be active through the long-lived rover's seventh Martian winter,... examining outcrops that contain clay minerals.
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Multilayer magnetic recordingResearchers at Toshiba have demonstrated a new technology in which microwave magnetic fields are used to reverse magnetization directions by selecting layers in a multilayer magnetic medium. The... developed magnetization reversal technology is expected to realize increased hard disk drive (HDD) capacity by adopting high-density, multilayer (three-dimensional) magnetic recording media.
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Transition discs in Ophiuchus and Taurus

Phys.org - 7 Jul 2015 14:50
Transition discs in OphiuchusA star is typically born with a disk of gas and dust encircling it, from which planets develop as dust grains in the disk collide, stick together and grow. These disks, warmed by the star to a range... of temperatures above the cold, ambient interstellar material, can be detected at infrared or millimeter wavelengths, and their infrared color used to characterize their properties. Stars older than about five million years lack evidence for these disks, however, suggesting that by this age most of the disk material has either been converted into planets or smaller bodies, accreted onto the star, or dispersed from the system. Transition disks bridge this period in disk evolution: They have not yet been disbursed, but although they are present they emit only slightly in the infrared. Their...
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What the Apple Watch RetinaBryan Jones has taken close up images of the Apple Watch screen, magnified such it is possible to discern the individual pixels and sub-pixels. The images show the arrangements of red, green and blue... light that make up the images users see on the Apple Watch Retina Display. Jones compares the screen technology with that of iPhone screens (shown below). […]
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Moto G (Gen 2) goes cheaper in India

Times of India - 7 Jul 2015 14:48
This price cut may suggest that Motorola is close to releasing the third-generation model of Moto G series. There have been several leaks recently about the upcoming Moto G handset.
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Hacking Team's Equipment Got Stolen in Panama

Motherboard - 7 Jul 2015 14:47
A surveillance system sold by the infamous surveillance software developer Hacking Team went "missing" after presidential elections in Panama at the end of 2014. Hacking Team, a tech company that... sells spyware to government customers from Ethiopia to the US Drug Enforcement Administration, was hacked on Sunday. The massive breach exposed more than 400GB of secrets, and sent the company in "full on emergency mode," as one source put it to Motherboard. Leaked emails also suggest Hacking Team was not always in control of the products it sold, and that its clients might have abused them in Panama. "I just got word from Robotec that the system we installed in Panama had gone missing," Hacking Team's then-salesperson Alex Velasco wrote in an email to the company's higher ups, who seemed taken...
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Apple Music review from 9to5mac

The Loop - 7 Jul 2015 14:46
Chance Miller, writing for 9to5mac digs into Apple Music. Good review, from someone who obviously loves both Apple and music.∞ Read this on The Loop
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Behind the timeless appeal ofIn an age of over-photographed celebrities, Audrey Hepburn represents possibly the last of the generation of enigmatic icons. She broke the stereotype, carried style and class lightly, and influenced... multiple generations of women across the world A major exhibition of images of Audrey Hepburn has opened at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Subtitled Portraits of an Icon, the show displays "classic and unseen" images of this most enduring of film stars. The portraits span her career from her early roles in West End chorus lines to the humanitarian work she did for UNICEF The cultural lives of iconic movie stars extend long after their deaths. Classic images of Marilyn Monroe, James Dean and other stars of the Hollywood studio era still circulate and are recognizable to generations...
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Station Moon transit

ESA - 7 Jul 2015 14:45
Station Moon transitHuman spaceflight and operations image of the week: the International Space Station crosses the Moon seen from Australia
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Facebook pop-out video pandersFacebook has quietly added a pop-out video player to the News Feed, allowing users of the social network to keep one eye on playback while still browsing through posts. The feature sees a new button... appear in the Facebook video player which, when clicked, detaches it from the post and allows it instead to be dragged around the screen, much …
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FBI director: I don't likeThere’s just no getting around it: FBI director James Comey isn’t a fan of encryption. In an open letter, Comey writes that the kind of security seen on devices like the iPhone do more to hurt us... than they do to…
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Google honors creator of 'Godzilla'

USA Today - 7 Jul 2015 14:44
Google honors creator ofInteractive doodle celebrates 114th birthday of Japanese filmmaker.          
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Withings Activité andWithings has announced that swim tracking is now available on the Activité and the Activité Pop. Just in time for the summer to start here in the UK, the stylish activity trackers from Withings are,... according to the company, the first devices to automatically...
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Google has launched a new program called Google Camp which will help you in keeping your child busy during the summers and expand their knowledge of science, this is a month-long online science camp... by Google which is primarily geared towards children between the ages of 7-10 years. It’s a free online program that gets kids learning through fun and interactive science activities and adventures. The company has already published a video on its main YouTube channel to provide a glimpse of what kids will experience during the month, they’ll learn about technology and the world by exploring places through Google Earth, asking relevant questions through Google Search and with YouTube providing the relevant videos. It’s no surprise that the entire program ties in heavily with Google’s...
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Xiaomi Redmi 2 can be yoursThe Xiaomi Redmi 2 is now available in India for just Rs. 5,999 ($94). The company announced the price reduction on the official community forum, teasing that the Redmi 2 Pro may be arriving soon. If... you've been holding off on purchasing a new smartphone and want to pick up a bargain, the now more affordable Redmi 2 may well be an option for you to check out.
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Is big data still big news?

Phys.org - 7 Jul 2015 14:40
Is big data still big news?People talk about 'data being the new oil', a natural resource that companies need to exploit and refine. But is this really true or are we in the realm of hype? Mohamed Zaki explains that, while many... companies are already benefiting from big data, it also presents some tough challenges.
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How the BBC's Micro:bit came to be

Engadget - 7 Jul 2015 14:40
In the early eighties, the BBC started a computing revolution with the launch of the Micro. The heavy, light-brown box, created with help from Acorn and ARM, was designed to complement the... broadcaster's ongoing computer literacy project. It was inten...
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NASA Book Shows How SpaceA new book from NASA is showing how research aboard the International Space Station helps improve lives on Earth while advancing NASA's ambitious human exploration goals.
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Instagram now supports high-resolution images

Times of India - 7 Jul 2015 14:36
Instagram has started storing images at 1080--1080 pixels, up from the low standard of 640--640 pixels that it started out with.
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Even the Best Isn't GoodThis past April, Samsung launched the two best Android smartphones the world has ever seen. They hit every note -- in addition to the class-leading displays and blistering performance Samsung phones... have always been known for, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge also featured gorgeous designs and premium materials. Among Android phones, there are no better high-end options in the world than Samsung’s new flagship duo… but it still they still weren’t good enough to help Samsung where it mattered most. DON’T MISS: We Have Some Bad News About the iPhone 6s On Tuesday morning, Samsung announced its preliminary unaudited results for the second quarter of 2015. Why was this quarter so important? The company’s new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy
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The Upload: Your tech newsPrivacy group files FTC complaint to push Google to extend right to be forgotten to US First they ignore you, then they laugh at you.... After a year of ridiculing a European court's "right to be... forgotten" ruling, it seems that some Americans at least are beginning to think it's a good idea. The ruling required search engines to exclude certain pages containing personal information from their search results on request from the people concerned. Now Consumer Watchdog has asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to institute a similar right.
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Mobile Maker Jolla Splits In Software or hardware? Finnish mobile device and Sailfish OS maker Jolla has always intended doing both. But that could be changing. Today the company announced it’s forking itself, splitting its... business into two. One of those businesses will be fully focused on pushing its Sailfish software platform forward.
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Unusually Lush ConditionsHealth officials believe that the unusually high number of rabbit fever cases in Colorado this year could be linked to the growing number of rabbits spurred by additional vegetation in the state.
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German Media Giants in Tie-Up Talks

Wall Street Journal - 7 Jul 2015 14:33
German Media Giants in Tie-UpGerman broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 and publishing company Axel Springer are in talks to merge in a transaction that would shake up the media market, people familiar with the matter said.
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Dawn holding in second mapping orbit

Phys.org - 7 Jul 2015 14:32
Dawn holding in second mappingNASA's Dawn spacecraft is healthy and stable, after experiencing an anomaly in the system that controls its orientation. It is still in its second mapping orbit 2,700 miles (4,400 kilometers) above... dwarf planet Ceres.
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Galaxy Note 5 CAD video leaksThere have been plenty of leaks over the last few months that aim to shine a bit of light on what we can expect from the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 when it lands. Late last month one of the biggest leaks... claimed to show all the hardware that the Note 5 would have crammed inside. One of the things that …
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Researchers build molecules(Phys.org)--A combined team of researchers from Israel's Hebrew University and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and Germany's Universität Kassel has succeeded in demonstrating coherent control... of bond-forming between atoms using a laser beam. In their paper published in Physical Review Letters, the team describes their experiments with molecule-making and outlines future possible applications.
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Timing is everything in TourThey say there is no such thing as second place in the Tour de France. The competition is hot, and the individual cyclists and their teams need to cover every possible detail in order to get the edge... required to win.
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Artist Grimanesa Amoros"I created 'Golden Waters' so when the public engages with the work, they are not only drawn in, but are able to stop, think and observe," artist Grimanesa Amoros explained to the Huffington Post. "By... looking, we are informing ourselves and deciding how to get involved with what we see. During the moment of engagement, the work hopefully takes viewers into a space of reflection where they themselves might be surprised by their reactions." Amoros is the mind behind "Golden Waters," an electric artistic intervention spread atop the 50-mile-long body of water that is the Arizona Canal. Using an LED tubing system, Amoros crafts a glowing serpentine stream at the nexus of light and water, nature and metropolis. Born in Lima, Peru, Amoros was inspired by her childhood travels when crafting the...
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You can save a decent amount on your car rental by skipping the insurance. If you paid for your rental with your credit card, you're most likely already covered. But it's important to know the... specifics of what that card does and doesn't cover, and how it works.
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Vivo unveils 4G-enabled V1

Business Standard - 7 Jul 2015 14:30
The 5-inch smartphone boasts a 13 MP rear camera and 5 MP front camera
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Cash Is Still King

Slate - 7 Jul 2015 14:30
This piece originally appeared in Zócalo Public Square.
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If you can't beat 'em, then wear their face on yours. Which isn't creepy AT ALL Microsoft's Bing, still lagging Google by a country mile even with Yahoo!, has unveiled some suspiciously Google-like... updates....
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The Physics of How Bikes Stay Upright

Twisted Sifter - 7 Jul 2015 14:29
The Physics of How Bikes StayThe crew at Minute Physics explain the three key factors that help a bicycle stay upright.
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Samsung and BlackBerry have announced the first results of a partnership designed to provide secure Android smartphones for enterprise users.
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Microsoft surprised everyone by rebranding its Xbox Music service to Groove yesterday. While many had expected the company to drop the Xbox Music naming, the Groove replacement won over alternatives... like Microsoft Music and others that the company had been considering. The new Groove music service will be very similar to Xbox Music, so why the new name?
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Best GoPro: Which GoPro should you choose?

Pocket-lint - 7 Jul 2015 14:25
Best GoPro: Which GoPro shouldGoPro has been expanding its line-up of action cameras to fend off an increasingly busy end of the gadget market. With the likes of Sony, Panasonic, TomTom and even mobile phone network EE looking to... get in on the action, it's never been a busier time...
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Bob the Golden RetrieverIt's time to retire the #SquadGoals hashtag. We had a good run, but its just going to be redundant if everyone's posting pictures of Bob the Golden Retriever. Then again, the more Bob, the better. Bob... lives in São Paulo, Brazil with a hamster and a rainbow of birds whose lives are documented on Instagram and Facebook for mankind to enjoy. His snout is perfectly sized for his friends to kick back and relax on when they aren't all taking a nap under blankets together See also: 16 puppies is the correct number of puppies Next time you and your friends are getting annoyed with each other because you can't agree where to get dinner, remind yourself that Bob doesn't eat seeds, but that doesn't stop him for being there for his buddies, smiling along
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Faith-based organizations are crucial in achieving the promise of universal health coverage -- an adequate standard of health care for all people -- especially for poor and marginalized groups,... according to a new series on faith-based health care. The series argues that building on the extensive experience, strengths, and capacities of faith-based organizations (e.g., geographical coverage, influence, and infrastructure) offers a unique opportunity to improve health outcomes.
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Sculpting a cell's backside

Science Daily - 7 Jul 2015 14:23
Sculpting a cell's backsideWhen Greek mythology and cell biology meet, you get the protein Callipygian, recently discovered and named for its role in determining which area of a cell becomes the back as it begins to move.
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High vitamin C concentrations in the blood from the intake of fruit and vegetables are associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and early death, new research shows.
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Testing thousands of approved drugs, scientists have identified an unlikely anti-tuberculosis drug: the over-the-counter antacid lansoprazole (Prevacid). Tuberculosis continues to be a global... pandemic, second only to AIDS as the greatest single-agent killer in the world. In 2013 alone, the TB bug Mycobacterium tuberculosis caused 1.5 million deaths and almost nine million new infections.
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Scientists have discovered new ways in which the malaria parasite survives in the blood stream of its victims, a discovery that could pave the way to new treatments for the disease.
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Researchers have examined elderly patients and adult patients receiving antiplatelet therapy who had presented with mild head injury to see if levels of S100B protein could help identify whether... intracranial bleeding was present. If there was no indication of intracranial hemorrhage, the patients would not need additional testing or hospitalization.
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Three magnetically programmable shunt valves have been examined to see if the magnetic field emissions of headphones can cause unintentional changes in shunt valve settings. Based on their findings,... the researchers state that it is highly unlikely that commercially available headphones will interfere with programmable shunt valve settings.
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Imaging could improveMagnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography provide important information on the symptoms and exercise capabilities of people with mild-to-moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,... according to a new study.
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ZyXel NWA1123-AC WirelessAs you can probably tell by its name, ZyXel's NWA1123-AC Wireless AP is designed more for small business users than for consumers, but people with larger homes that even the strongest Wi-Fi router... can't cover will want to take a long look at this wireless access point (AP). It's packed with features, and it delivers very good performance. Widely available online for about $100, the ZyXel (which, in the interest of brevity, is how I'll refer to it from here out) can be configured to operate in four different modes: Stand-alone wireless AP: The device is hardwired to your router and supports multiple wireless clients. In this mode, the ZyXel can support as many as eight virtual APs, each with its own profile (network name, security, quality of service, MAC filter, and other settings).
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Bird mystery: ThousandsBiologists are trying to find the reason thousands of nesting birds have abandoned Seahorse Key off Florida's Gulf Coast.
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Instagram promises better Android pictures

The Verge - 7 Jul 2015 14:20
Last week, Instagram quietly started storing and showing pictures in a new, higher resolution of 1080 x 1080, rolling out the update across iOS and Android. Yesterday, Instagram co-founder Mike... Krieger stated on Twitter that the latest update for Google's mobile OS also adds "a bunch of improvements to the image pipeline" meaning that users should also "see better upload quality."
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Runners wore 4-inch heels inSome people are willing to run head over heels for a sparkly piece of jewelry. See also: High heel-related injuries have spiked over the years Fumbling participants in Taiyuan, China risked twisted... ankles for the chance to win a diamond ring during a race on July 3. The runners had to book it for 50 meters in 4-inch heels. Adding to the challenge, there was even a special contest for couples in which men had to give their partners a piggyback ride while wearing high-heeled shoes.
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Apple's First Retail Store inApple has announced that its first retail store in Queens, New York, located at the Queens Center shopping mall in the Elmhurst neighborhood, will have its grand opening on Saturday, July 11 at 10:00... AM local time. The new Apple Store at 90-15 Queens Boulevard will be open between 10:00 AM and 9:30 PM on Monday-Saturday and between 11:00 AM and 8:00 PM on Sunday. Apple's first retail store in Queens will mark its eight location in New York City, with six existing locations in Manhattan and one in Staten Island. Apple is also planning to open its first retail store in Brooklyn, having signed a long-term lease for a 20,000 square-foot building at 247 Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, although those plans are running behind schedule after the store missed its original April 2015 grand opening...
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Powerful scenes of LondonLONDON — Parts of London came to a halt Tuesday morning, as the city took a break from its usual hectic pace to stand in silence in memory of the victims of the 7/7 bombings. Play stopped at... Wimbledon, bus drivers pulled over and switched their engines off, and Transport for London staff and commuters alike paused and reflected. See also: Londoners walk together to remember victims of 7/7 bombings Earlier in the day, Boris Johnson and David Cameron laid wreaths at the 7/7 memorial in Hyde Park before going to a memorial service at St Paul's Cathedral with then-Prime Minister Tony Blair and others. Ten years on it was a morning for Londoners, and the city's resilient inhabitants stood shoulder to shoulder in solidarity and defiance.
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Microsoft previously promised $100,000 to fund headset developers A mobile upstart has claimed dibs on title of first HoloLens company. Object Theory launched Tuesday under the leadership of... ex-Microsoft HoloLens Studio member Michael Hoffman and apps entrepreneur Raven Zachary....
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What the dog-fish andYou may have seen some of the "nightmarish" images generated by Google's aptly named Inceptionism project. Here we have freakish fusions of dogs and knights (as in the image above), dumbells with arms... attached (see below) and a menagerie of Hieronymus Bosch-ian creatures:
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Bird-killing cats are scaredCats may be city slickers that rarely venture out into the wilderness, a new study suggests. In fact, the new study shows that feral cats roam in urban and suburban parks and yards, but they rarely... set their paws down in wilder green spaces. SEE ALSO: Here, kitty, kitty: 10 facts for cat lovers The new finding is good news for wildlife, especially birds, in more rural settings, said study author George Hess, an urban conservation scientist at North Carolina State University. "Protected areas that we put cameras out in had very few photos of cats, the implication being that there are not a lot of cats in those protected areas," Hess told Live Science. "Bird kills in those protected areas should be lower."
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Pop-Up Video: it's not just the greatest VH1 show ever, it's also Facebook's latest feature. The social network is rolling out floating videos for desktop users that can sit anywhere in your window... while you continue browsing your News Feed, just lik...
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Fight as Predator or CarlIt's not the Predator game that we need, but it's the one we deserve. The warrior-alien baddie from the 1987 sci-fi classic is one of several new fighter options that will be added to NetherRealm... Studios' Mortal Kombat X in the freshly released "Predator Bundle." While Predator is the only completely new combatant, the add-on also brings three character skins to the game: "Commando Johnny" (a Johnny Cage skin), "Infrared Scorpion" (a Scorpion skin) and Carl "I was in Predator too!" Weathers (a Jax skin). There's a wealth of pricing options here, so bear with us. The Predator Bundle as a whole sells for $7.99, but Predator can be purchased separately for $4.99 and the "Predator Prey Pack" (just the three skins) sells for $3.99. There's also the $29.99 "Mortal Kombat X Kombat Pack" (think...
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LG G4 takes to the skies inA new video has surfaced showing the LG G4 being attached to a drone and sent into the skies to take some stunning shots. Smartphone cameras have become really, really good, no matter which... manufacturer you choose. The LG G4 is no exception and can stand alongside the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the iPhone as one of the best phone cameras out there.
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Here's What The Future OfYou're already familiar with solar power, wind power, and even water power. But when it comes to the future of energy, those renewable power sources soon could be old news. Scientists and engineers... are now building mashup versions of the renewable sources we're using today with the goal of generating power with even greater efficiency and sustainability. "The next category is sort of putting together elements that already exist but haven't been put together," John Rogers, senior energy analyst for the Union of Concerned Scientists, told The Huffington Post in a telephone interview. "What comes to mind is solar and wind... or putting solar panels in places they haven't been put before." That's not all. Work is continuing on fusion energy, and scientists are also exploring ways to harness...
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Microsoft wants academics to help discover ways to make HoloLens and holographic computing useful to the world.
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Twitter has birthday plans for you

Times of India - 7 Jul 2015 14:11
If it is your birthday, Twitter will not only make sure that you get happy birthday messages but also animated balloons in your Twitter handle.
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Apple said to be working on aApple (AAPL) is reportedly testing a giant iPad and has been for 3 years. Reports says Apple could even release the larger tablet this year and it may be called an 'iPad Pro'. Apple has not confirmed... any of the reports.          
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Makeup shopping without the makeup

Geek Time - 7 Jul 2015 14:08
Makeup shopping without theThis app lets you try on makeup without the mess, and snaps beautiful selfies as an added bonus
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More Adventurous Eaters OftenA new study conducted by Cornell University researchers suggests that adventurous eaters or those that are willing to eat new types of food, tend to have a lower body mass index compared to those who... prefer to stick to eating tried-and-tested food.
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Asus unveils Pegasus 2 Plus mid-range phablet

Times of India - 7 Jul 2015 14:07
Asus unveils Pegasus 2 PlusIn terms of features, Asus Pegasus 2 Plus is quite similar to the 32GB variant of Zenfone 2 with, of course, 3GB RAM instead of 4GB.
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It's a Googlephone, Jim, but not as we know it Review When I reviewed the mid-range Samsung Galaxy A5, I reckoned that Samsung didn't have much to fear from Chinese OEMs who will sell you more phone... for less money....
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Oppo announces crystal-patterned Mirror 5s

Times of India - 7 Jul 2015 14:05
Chinese company Oppo has officially announced Oppo Mirror 5s smartphone.
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Microsoft Rebrands XboxMicrosoft announced its entertainment apps will now be called Groove and Movies & TV as part of the July 29 launch of Windows 10.
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Bill Nye explains superSuperhero costumes are almost as iconic as the characters that wear them. From Iron Man's armor (which is now made of gold and titanium, not iron) to Superman's blue and red ensemble, super suits are... the most identifiable aspect of any comic book hero. See also: Bill Nye explains the science of holograms with emoji While the materials that make these costumes may be fiction, there are actually real super materials in our world. Materials like graphene are thinner than paper and stronger than steel. Check out the video above for more on super materials from Bill Nye and some really fun superhero emoji.
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Have You Heard AboutIs the ear the next tech frontier?
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Have You Heard AboutIs the ear the next tech frontier?
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Really, watching the progression of the reality TV show Catfish is like watching the progression of the Internet. We're all less naive. The post The Life of an Internet Catfish Is Rough These Days... appeared first on WIRED.
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Opportunity Rover set toNASA landed the Opportunity Rover on the surface of Mars in January of 2004. The rover is now going to work through its seventh Martian winter. Between January of 2004 and April of 2015, the... Opportunity Rover has covered the distance of a marathon on the surface of the Red Planet having traveled 26.2 miles as of April 2015. During …
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Doing Something About theWe need to acknowledge that online harassment and toxicity is not an impossible problem, and that it is a problem worth spending time on.
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As computer games go, Tetris is one of the most mesmeric. Now, a team of researchers has found that the visual processing required to play the game can help sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder... overcome flashbacks--even after the memory of an event is lodged within their brain.
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Screengrab: Facegloria Consider the internet's landscape for a second: an overwhelming deluge of cultural detritus, often more responsible for furrowed brows and morbid curiosity than genuflection.... While we've got the likes of Christian Mingle and J-Date for personals, it's difficult to cultivate a religious garden out of a more platonically-oriented social network. But here we are: Facegloria, Brazil's religious counterpart to Facebook. As Facebook has become a free speech home that intermixes the faithful with non-religious folks, the four co-founders of the company, who work for the city of Ferraz de Vasconcelos in Brazil, decided it was time to give the religious their own space. That's not insignificant considering that Brazil has the world's largest population of Catholics and the...
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We first became acquainted with Adam Woodworth when we featured his portfolio earlier this year. His photos capture the interplay between the earthly and the celestial, often framing the center of the... Milky Way Galaxy in alignment with landscape formations. Recently, he's been trying out Nikon's D810A, the world's first full frame camera dedicated to astrophotography. See some of his photos and find out his impressions on using it.
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Canon EOS 750D review: Revered mid-ranger

Pocket-lint - 7 Jul 2015 14:00
Canon EOS 750D review: ReveredCanon is testing the water with its latest DSLR cameras. The EOS 750D, which updates the earlier 700D mid-ranger from 2013, is also joined by the ever-so-slightly higher specification 760D, giving... more choice to customers. Or just adding more confusion....
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Making a change to your life--whether it's how you eat, work, or play--is always going to be hard. If you're going to try to form a new habit, aim to do it for a month. That will give you enough time... to determine how well the change fits with your life.
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Happy hound howls alongThe bagpipes have a long history of dividing people. They're pretty much the marmite of the musical world; you either love their unusual sound or you loathe it. The dog in the clip above, despite his... initial barking, clearly falls into the first category. As soon as the music begins his tail starts wagging and he obviously feels a deep, impossible-to-ignore desire to join in. See also: We tried out Tindog (Tinder for dogs) and this is what happened We're still undecided as to whether a harmonising dog makes the bagpipes better or worse, either way it's still pretty adorable. This Scottish teen freerunner has some seriously impressive skills 'Star Wars' helped this Aussie dad overcome a brain tumour for his kids Grandfather jumps in path of train to save toddler in stroller Canadian charged...
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Turkish Airlines flightTurkish Airlines says an Istanbul-bound plane carrying 134 passengers made an emergency landing at New Delhi after note with the word "bomb" was found in a toilet, the latest in a series of such... incidents. The airline said Tuesday that a crew member discovered the note on Flight TK 65, some three hours after it took off from Bangkok. It was diverted to New Delhi as precaution and was being searched. Flight 65 was scheduled to arrive in Istanbul, but it had to make an emergency landing. The data above shows its flight path Turkish Airlines has been plagued by bomb scares recently, including five previous cases of notes found in toilets that have disrupted or diverted flights, reportedly costing the company millions of dollars.
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Truecaller launches Truemessenger app in India

Times of India - 7 Jul 2015 13:57
Truecaller has launched a new app that offers a substitute to the stock messaging app on Android phones from India.
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Honda has claimed a new Guinness World Record, for the "Lowest fuel consumption - all 24 contiguous EU countries (all cars)." Although that's a bit of a mouthful, it simply means that the carmaker... achieved the highest fuel efficiency ever recorded while traversing all 24 adjoining EU countries. ..
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Honda has claimed a new Guinness World Record, for the "Lowest fuel consumption - all 24 contiguous EU countries (all cars)." Although that's a bit of a mouthful, it simply means that the carmaker... achieved the highest fuel efficiency ever recorded while traversing all 24 adjoining EU countries. ..
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Earth and Mars could share aWhile life is everywhere on Earth, there is much debate about how it began. Some believe it originated naturally from the chemistry found on our planet as it evolved. Others hypothesize that life--or... at least the building blocks of it like DNA--crashed onto our planet from such extraterrestrial bodies as comets.
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We'll use our own NFC payment solution Britain's biggest high street banks are launching their own digital payment services to fight off Apple's invasive Pay system....
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BBC Gives Pocket-SizedL: Prototype; R: Final design When it comes to pocketable and programmable computers, you might think of the Raspberry Pi. This device has been used in all sorts of contraptions, but for the most part... it seems to be largely targeted at grownups who might have an interest and experience with these sorts of things. However over in the UK, the BBC wants to change that. The organization has recently unveiled its own pocket-sized computer called the Micro Bit. This is a computer that was originally shown off in its prototype form back in March, but it looks like the design has been finalized along with the intention that it will be given away to every single child in Year 7 in the UK for free. According to the BBC's Director General Tony Hall, “We all know there’s a critical and growing...
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Future iPhones Could Unlock ByAs it stands, Apple relies on Touch ID for security for its iOS devices which uses your fingerprints to unlock your phone or tablet. However it also seems that Apple might be exploring the idea of you... using your face to unlock your phone. In a patent recently discovered by Cult of Mac, Apple seems to have looked at the idea of using selfies to unlock mobile devices. Basically the patent describes a system where a user will have to snap a photo of themselves to prove that it is them before the device unlocks. It sounds a bit troublesome since using your fingerprint is a lot faster than firing up your camera and snapping a photo, but it is possible that it might be used as a backup verification tool, or maybe used in two-step verification processes. It should be noted that this isn't the...
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New OnePlus One Units ComeImagine you buy what you think is a new phone, only to open it and discover that someone has already stuck a screen protector on for you. Your first thought might be that you could have gotten... yourself a refurbished unit, meaning that you might just have been ripped off. This could lead to you feeling angry especially if you bought it directly from the company. This is apparently the confusion that some new OnePlus One owners are experiencing, so much so that OnePlus' CEO Carl Pei had to take to Twitter to explain the situation. As it turns out, OnePlus was actually nice and generous enough to apply a free screen protector on their newer shipments for their customers. Pei also clarified that these are not refurbished units, but rather the screen protectors were applied to prevent...
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BBC announces Micro:bit, aThe BBC has revealed the final design of its Micro:bit mini-computer to rival the likes of the Raspberry Pi. The project was first announced back in March, and serves as a spiritual successor the old... BBC Micro of the 80's. The Micro:bit is a tiny, programmable computer about the size of a credit card, meant to teach kids about programing …
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Tinder Apple Watch app usesIf you use Tinder and all that swiping left or right is just too much effort, help is on the way. Digital agency T3 used the Apple Watch SDK to automatically detect which photos you find hot by... measuring heart-rate changes. If your heart-rate increases when looking at a photo, the app marks it as […]
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Camera trap kit teaches kidsThe Wildlife Cam Kit is a user-constructed, Raspberry Pi-powered, heat-sensitive camera which takes stealthy pictures of garden wildlife.
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This looks like a movie, but it's made entirely of stills from Google Street View--and a little deep learning trickery. Google researchers made the video by building an algorithm that can synthesise... new scenes from existing images. Feed in two consecutive images, say a couple taken a step apart along a street, and it can fill in the blank between them to eliminate any clunky stop-motion effect. They introduce their tool, which they call DeepStereo, in a paper published on Arxiv. The difficulty with rendering a new image like this is that the system doesn't know exactly what's supposed to be in the unseen view. That problem can be made worse by objects blocking each other in the existing frames, which can lead to a jarring effect or parts of the image looking mutated. But as you can see in...
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Is Mars Humid Enough to Support Life?

SPACE.com - 7 Jul 2015 13:44
Is Mars Humid Enough toMars may appear to be dry and desolate, but the Red Planet can be surprisingly humid -- perhaps humid enough to support life, some scientists say.
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Apple Music Review: Fun butApple Music launched on June 30th, and Bloomberg's Stephen Pulvirent spent the past week exploring the new streaming music service. His verdict: Apple Music is maddeningly uneven.          
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Athens-founded Transifex Amid the craziness of Greece right now, at least some startups are still ‘keeping on keeping on’. To that end, localisation software startup Transifex has secured $4 million in Series A funding,... led by Toba Capital with participation from seed VC investors NEA, Arafura Ventures and angels including Parse founder and CEO, Ilya Sukhar. The amount raised to date is $6.5 million.…
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Over half of the 28 proposals NASA received for a $450 million robotic solar-system mission launching around 2021 seek to explore small bodies such as comets, asteroids or tiny moons. The post Small... Bodies Dominate NASA's Latest Discovery Competition appeared first on SpaceNews.com.
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'Direct From Pluto': ScienceWith less than nine days to go in its nine-year journey, NASA's New Horizons probe is set to take the first-ever up-close images of the dwarf planet Pluto. And as those images are received on Earth,... they are set to air on the Science Channel.
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Going Interstellar: Q&A WithInterstellar travel could be humanity's greatest challenge -- or humanity's greatest mistake. A Q&A with author Kim Stanley Robinson on his new novel, "Aurora," explores the feasibility of... interstellar travel, artificial intelligences, and storytelling.
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TCS's R&D spending dips in 2014-15

Times of India - 7 Jul 2015 13:40
The total expenditure on research and development (R&D) activities by the country's largest IT services firm TCS dipped marginally to Rs 909.25 crore in 2014-15.
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In a cosmic 'call to arms,'Astronomers usually spend their time contemplating the heavens above. But one group of dedicated stargazers has challenged the community to look instead to the future, envisioning the tools for... generating more celestial discoveries.
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Market slumping as strong dollar pushes up price ... not the only reason though It is just as well that fewer people now rely on PC sales to put food on the table, or they'd be reaching for the... nearest begging bowl....
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New Horizons Back on Track for Pluto Flyby

Space News - 7 Jul 2015 13:38
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has exited a protective safe mode that project officials said July 6 was triggered when the spacecraft's primary computer became overloaded. The post New Horizons Back... on Track for Pluto Flyby appeared first on SpaceNews.com.
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Excess use of smartphones and internet can kill your memory, leading to so-called 'digital amnesia,' says a new survey.
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Watch out Nest: firstThe Ecobee3 was announced as being compatible with Apple's HomeKit platform earlier this year, and as of today the smart thermostat will be available in Apple Stores throughout North America. The post... Watch out Nest: first HomeKit-enabled thermostat available in Apple Stores now appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Samsung and AMD Deliver More Bad News

Re/code - 7 Jul 2015 13:35
Samsung and AMD Deliver MoreThe companies both anticipate second-quarter misses.
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Vehicle fuel economy down, emissions up

Phys.org - 7 Jul 2015 13:33
Vehicle fuel economy down,Gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the U.S. slipped last month, according to researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
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Bloomberg's 'What Is Code'The conventional wisdom is that Internet users have the attention span of a goldfish -- the shorter, the better. That's what makes the runaway success of Bloomberg Businessweek's "What Is Code?" -- a... 38,000-word opus on software engineering that took up an entire double issue of the magazine -- all the more surprising. "People seem both excited and surprised by it," Josh Tyrangiel, the editor of Bloomberg Businessweek, told The Huffington Post. "The risk going in was that it was very long and technical. The big question mark was, 'Would anyone read it?'" But read it they have. On newsstands, the deep dive has sold more copies than any other issue to date this year, a Bloomberg Businessweek spokeswoman told HuffPost. The online response, though, has dwarfed the reception in print. The...
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Risk Of Death For PregnantExperts found that women diagnosed with epilepsy are more at risk of death during the delivery process. The new study also suggests that risk of adverse outcomes may be prevalent among this... population.
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Dmgi, The Daily Mail's VC Arm, Dmgi, the venture capital arm of British tabloid newspaper — yes, even the Daily Mail does tech investment — has continued its spree in data-centric startups India after putting $5 million into... real estate research and analytics firm Liases Foras.
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Drive smarter with theGoing hands-free when you want to use your phone while you're driving is a must - and it's never been easier than with the ExoMount Touch universal car mount. Pick it up now at Pocket-lint Deals for... $19.99 (£13), a savings of 33 per cent. The ExoMount...
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The Eluga Z has a thickness of 6.85mm and weighs 120grams and features a metal frame and a fabric texture back.
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A bridge to better batteries

Phys.org - 7 Jul 2015 13:30
A bridge to better batteriesA major automaker came to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory recently wanting to better understand battery degradation. After many months of intense collaborative research with a Berkeley Lab... battery scientist, they gleaned some important insights into the conditions that may lead to battery failure, and even published a paper on their findings.
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3D light printer createsTypically, a 3D printer uses some sort of resin or other material to print physical objects that you can hold and touch. An architect from India named Ekaggrat Singh Kalsi has invented a system that... combines light art with 3D printing to make a printer that creates virtual objects using light. A camera is required to capture the finished light …
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This is my new favorite song. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My new favorite song is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my new... favorite song is useless. Without my new favorite song, I am useless. Some of you may recognize the above as an adaptation of the Rifleman's Creed -- a poem that US Marines must learn as part of their training. Its usage felt appropriate because discovering a new favorite song fills me with the kind of devout fanaticism militaries love.
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It seems like we can't get through a single month these days without one UK carrier or another launching an own-brand device. And, since the last device bearing a network provider's name came from... Vodafone, it's only fitting that its own-brand nemesi...
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Bugsnag Nabs $7.2 Million in Three-year-old Bugsnag has just nine employees. Still, the company, which has developed an automated crash-detection platform, already counts 22,000 software developers at thousands of companies —... including Slack, VMware, GitHub, Docker, Coinbase, and CBS Interactive – as its customers. Bugsnag also has the backing of Benchmark, which just led a $7.2 million Series A round of…
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We're suckers for pretty aircraft and beautifully lit photography--like this shot of a Utah Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker as it casts its reflection on a recently watered flight line at... sunset.
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Android: YouTube's official app isn't super friendly to your subscriptions. While you can get a list of videos, that's about it. Tuber makes it easier to browse by focusing solely on your... subscriptions.
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In an attempt to become the single health destination app, doctor discovery platform Practo has now added the feature of finding diagnostic centers from the app.
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OpenClassrooms Launches First You won’t have any excuse to skip class anymore. French startup OpenClassrooms is launching the first State-recognized bachelor degree in France that relies exclusively on MOOC. The startup... partnered with IESA Multimédia to create this program.
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Apple promises to bring backApple's iOS 8.4 brought an unpleasant surprise for many music fans: Home Sharing for music disappeared. The change means you can no longer share iTunes libraries with iPods and iPhones on the same... network — though the feature still works for videos However, Apple's senior VP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue claims the feature is coming back in iOS 9 See also: Apple debuts iOS 9: Battery enhancements, smarter Siri and more "We are working to have Home Sharing in iOS 9," he said in a response to a tweet from a person asking about the feature @inklake We are working to have Home Sharing in iOS 9. — Eddy Cue (@cue) July 6, 2015
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HomeKit-compatible version ofThe HomeKit-compatible version of the Ecobee 3 smart thermostat, officially announced last month, goes on sale in U.S. Apple Stores today, reports The Verge. Apple has sold the original version since... November of last year. The HomeKit-enabled model allows the thermostat to be controlled by Siri. While Apple’s online store listing has not yet been […]
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thethings.iO Pulls In $270k To Barcelona-based Internet of Things startup thethings.iO has bagged a €250,000 round of business angel funding to build out its backend platform for IoT.
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Amazon Taken To Court Over ItsJust like how Google has faced criticisms for the way it displays its search results, it seems that this is an issue that Amazon has run into as well, so much so that they're being taken to court over... the way the company displays its search results for products. The company taking Amazon to court is MTM, a watchmaker known for their "Military" watches. Their problem in question is the fact that despite their watches not being available for sale on Amazon, searching for the product will yield alternative results and will not explicitly state that MTM's watches aren't available on the website. Now you might think it's good publicity for MTM but according to the company, they believe the search results could lead to customers buying a competitor's product instead. They also claim that it does...
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Samsung Z3 Could Be AnnouncedGiven the success Samsung has found with the Samsung Z1 Tizen handset, especially amongst emerging markets, we suppose it makes sense that the South Korean tech giant has plans to release a new Tizen... phone. Last we heard this particular phone is dubbed the Samsung Z3 but the question is, when will it be released? Well as it turns out the phone could very well be announced later this month. The Tizen Developer Summit is expected to be held later this month between the 30-31st of July, there is a good chance that Samsung could take that opportunity to unveil the device. With Tizen fans and developers in attendance, it seems like a good place as any to make the official announcement. That and the fact that the Samsung Z3 was spotted on Zauba and was noted that it was there for a "partner...
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Additional Samsung Galaxy J2Yesterday we reported that the Samsung Galaxy J2 handset had reportedly been confirmed. This isn't so much an official confirmation but rather a listing on Zauba's website which seems to indicate that... handset truly exists. The listing also revealed some of the specs of the upcoming handset, but now we have more details to share. This is thanks to the folks at SamMobile who managed to get their hands on additional details of the upcoming phone. Now previously the Zauba listing revealed that the phone would be powered by a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz and would run on Android 5.1.1 Jelly Bean. Now according to SamMobile, they claim that the processor is of the Exynos 3475 make and it will be a 32-bit processor. They confirm its 1.2GHz clock speed and is 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of onboard...
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NASA selects leading-edgeNASA has selected seven technology proposals for continued study under Phase II of the agency's Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program. The selections are based on the potential to transform... future aerospace missions, introduce new capabilities or significantly improve current approaches to building and operating aerospace systems.
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Figures still suggest scheme will cost more than it'll save The Department of Energy and Climate Change has denied the total cost of Smart Meters has now outstripped the projected savings, making the... hated scheme even more pointless....
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Low-cost probes, an extraterrestrial submarine and spacecraft propelled by electric sails: these are but three of the seven projects moving on to Phase II of NASA's Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC)... program. All the entries have only just begun dev...
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Hacking Team That HelpsItalian cybersecurity firm Hacking Team, which helps governments and organizations spy on citizens, has now been hacked. Attackers have posted a list of Hacking Team's alleged customers and they... include the FBI, DEA, and DoD, as well as numerous repressive regimes worldwide.
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The dos and don'ts of a greatIt used to be that you only had to dodge questions about whether you had a significant other at family gatherings, but nowadays you get to work and everyone wants to know about the status of that... other must-have relationship. Do you have a mentor? What kinds of things do you do together? Does your mentor have a friend who can be my mentor? Maybe we could all double sometime OK, I'm exaggerating slightly. But there is some truth to the fact that people spend an awful lot of energy finding this very special person because they're "supposed to." Then, once they have one, they think: "Now what?"
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Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) Sample Images

Photography Blog - 7 Jul 2015 13:15
Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)Ahead of our full review, here are 55 sample JPEG photos and 55 raw images taken with a full-production version of the brand new Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) rangefinder camera. Priced at £5,750, the... Leica M Monochrom is a black-and-white only, full-frame digital rangefinder camera. Read the preview »
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Majority Of Doctors Work EvenMany healthcare workers, doctors in particular, still go to work even when they are sick regardless that their condition poses threat to their patients.
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Ultrasound turns TVs into malleable surfaces

Digital Trends - 7 Jul 2015 13:13
Ultrasound turns TVs intoHave you ever watched that scene in the Matrix where Neo pokes his fingers into the mirror and thought you'd like to do the same to your TV? Well that may be possible in the near future, as the GHOST... project has developed a system for doing just that. The post Ultrasound turns TVs into malleable surfaces appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Xiaomi unveils 'Enhanced' version of Redmi 2

Times of India - 7 Jul 2015 13:12
Xiaomi unveils 'Enhanced'Xiaomi Redmi 2 Enhanced smartphone comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage, twice that of the original model; other features remain the same.
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Every US Highway Drawn in theGraphic designer Cameron Booth draws every current and signed Interstate Highway and U.S. Highway in the contiguous 48 states in the style of a transit map.
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Citibank Is Working On Its Own In a move that should be of no surprise to anyone familiar with the space, Citibank has admitted to running a test platform for digital currencies and is pondering its own solution, CitiCoin.... According to the International Business Times, Citigroup has built its own digital currency based on bitcoin and the blockchain. This, in itself, isn’t very difficult – anyone can create a…
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Truemessenger is a new SMSTruecaller, the company behind the app that shares the same name, has released a new app for Android called Truemessenger. This new offering aims to make SMS smarter and contain less spam. How it... achieves this is by verifying the identity of those who send you SMS messages, allowing you to mark specific senders as a spammer in the contact list. This will then prevent said contact from contacting you via SMS.
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OnePlus 2 Price Tag Will BeWith previous reports confirming that the device will have a price higher than $322, there is now an expected price range for the highly anticipated OnePlus 2.
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Meru Cabs partners with MobiKwik and Paytm

Times of India - 7 Jul 2015 13:08
Meru Cabs has tied up with two more mobile payment service providers -- Mobikwik and Paytm -- to offer cashless travel to its customers.
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This Scottish teen freerunnerIt's a sad fact of life that the older you get, the more and more young people there are who are better at stuff than you are. Robbie Griffith, a teenage somersaulting machine from Scotland, is a... perfect example of this; although he's only 14 he's already got some ridiculous parkour skills, casually flipping off walls and leaping between ledges in the sport's trademark, wince-inducing fashion. See also: Epic Parkour Roof Jump Will Scare You to Shreds Griffith created the clip as a submission for a parkour video contest hosted by 4TLOM (4 The love Of the Moment) 2015, an international freerunning event held in the Netherlands.
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Watch: GoPro Hero4 Session

ABC News - 7 Jul 2015 13:07
Watch: GoPro Hero4 SessionMini GoPro Hero4 Session with smaller cubed shape design is ready for action!
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Photos: Star Trails and AuroraA starry vortex wins top prize in this year's Earth & Night Sky photo contest. Here's a look at the star-studded image along with other winners, including a lunar eclipse, dancing aurora and a... psychedelic night sky above a Bolivian salt flat.
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Getting it off the ground is like kicking a dead dog Trade union members have voted to strike over the deeply troubled Universal Credit IT project, citing an "increasingly oppressive working... environment" and "unusable systems"....
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Tar Balls from California OilSpotting dark, gooey and flammable tar on the beach -- remnants from an oil spill in Southern California in May -- just got a lot easier, thanks to NASA.
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Samsung profits continue toIf there’s one area Samsung would dearly love to copy Apple it’s not smartwatches or tablets or store design or even smartphones — but profits. Despite protesting earlier reports that the Galaxy... S6 was proving to be a gigantic sales…
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Starry Vortex Takes Top SpotA vortex of stars seems to swirl above Table Mountain in South Africa in the winning image of this year's International Earth & Sky Photo Contest. The entries draw attention to light pollution and the... beauty of the night sky hovering above Earth.
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Why Can't We Fall Asleep?

The New Yorker - 7 Jul 2015 13:03
This is the first piece in a three-part series on sleep. Check back tomorrow for part two, on sleeping and dreaming.
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Semicolon tattoos are a newA global movement is revolutionizing how we talk about mental health — with punctuation. Project Semicolon, which offers hope to those struggling with depression, suicide, addiction and self-injury,... borrows its philosophy from the punctuation mark in its name. “A semicolon is used when an author could've chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to,” the project's website reads. “The author is you and the sentence is your life.” See also: Photographer explores her struggle with anxiety in surreal portraits The idea behind Project Semicolon is simple: Draw or tattoo a semicolon on your body to raise awareness about mental health and the power of choosing to continue.
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10 hottest gadgets set to launch in 2015

Times of India - 7 Jul 2015 13:03
We're halfway through the year, which means there's still plenty of time for companies such as Apple, Google, and Samsung to release new products in time for the holiday season.
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Nationwide Poll Shows ThatUS parents are increasingly shifting their perception toward the positive effects of vaccines. According to a survey conducted across the country, more parents think vaccines are more beneficial and... safer compared to last year.
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With well over a million visual recordings in its collection and tens of thousands more coming in every week, the Packard Institute is a hoarder's dream. The post Inside the Nuclear Bunker Where... America Preserves Its Movie History appeared first on WIRED.
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Lego will be launching a center devoted to finding an eco-friendly replacement for oil-based plastic. The post Sorry, But the Perfect Lego Brick May Never Be Eco-Friendly appeared first on WIRED.
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Deep in the heart of caves in New Zealand, a tiny, slimy worm puts on a fantastic show. The post Carnivorous Glowworms Turn Caves Into Stunning Starscapes appeared first on WIRED.
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Pens Are Making a High-Tech Comeback

Wired - 7 Jul 2015 13:00
Several companies, Microsoft among them, are trying to re-write the rules of pen-based input on computers. Sounds sketchy, but it's getting there. The post Pens Are Making a High-Tech Comeback... appeared first on WIRED.
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Music is supposed to go everywhere, but the best music-streaming services don't. The post Streaming Music Has an Offline Problem appeared first on WIRED.
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A team of Leap Motion engineers built an augmented-reality work environment, where regular desktop applications jump out of the computer and into 3-D space. The post Leap Motion’s Augmented-Reality... Computing Looks Stupid Cool appeared first on WIRED.
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Why Can't We Stop Cholera in Haiti?

Gizmodo - 7 Jul 2015 13:00
An outbreak of cholera in Haiti that began in 2010 is still killing people. Why have attempts to get it under control failed?
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Constant darkness, bone-chilling temperatures and cut off from the rest of the world. If you're going to spend winter in Antarctica you'll be glad of a few home comforts
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The Subversive Science Fiction of Hip-Hop

Motherboard - 7 Jul 2015 13:00
"Never mind the mess/we're going to Mars next." - B. Dolan The vast expanses of space, the fate of humans in a dystopian world, the ramifications of technology, the limits of the human body, the... people trying to break them. These are the bread and butter of science fiction. But as much as people might see sci-fi as a niche genre, these themes are well utilized in worlds long ago, and far away. In fact, you're just as likely to see them on the SyFy channel as you are on Fusion or BET. The prototypical "science fiction" nerd might be portrayed as a white teenage boy, but the themes and struggles present in science fiction are deeply connected with those present in black culture. "Black people here in the US, you're talking about a music and culture and expression from a people who got...
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Life on a Comet? I'm Gonna Go With "No."

Bad Astronomy - 7 Jul 2015 13:00
On Sunday, the Guardian published an article about the possibility of life on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which is currently being explored by the Rosetta probe. As soon as I heard about... this, I knew that these claims were coming from Chandra Wickramasinghe, an astronomer at the University of Cardiff. Why? Because Wickramasinghe has a history of making outrageous claims about life in meteorites, about the flu virus coming from space (seriously), about SARS coming from space, about red rain in India coming from space ... you get the picture. He's even claimed NASA is covering up evidence of life on Mars. And yet for all these claims, he has very little evidence--or I should say very little good evidence. For example, he's had a series of claims about finding diatoms, a type of...
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Will This Wetsuit Keep Away Sharks?

The Atlantic - 7 Jul 2015 13:00
Will This Wetsuit Keep AwayA team of Australian researchers want to protect surfers by dressing them in zebra stripes.
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Some shoes are better to wear without any socks, especially in the summer months. Whether you like to wear flats, boat shoes, sandals, or loafers, here are some tips to help you keep your kicks from... smelling nasty when you strut your stuff sockless.
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Why Land on the Moon? To See If We Can

The Atlantic - 7 Jul 2015 13:00
Why Land on the Moon? To SeeRevisiting a classic 1963 essay that argued in favor of a manned lunar mission--and tried to quiet the critics who called it a moondoggle
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How Android Wear can changePut Google services and Android apps to use, so that all your travel details and new discoveries can be found right on your watch.
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'Rambo' protein limitsA protein named after the famous Hollywood movie Rambo which was earlier thought to be causing death can in fact protect against heart failure, says new research.
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Rings and loops in theA ring of dust 200 light years across and a loop covering a third of the sky: two of the results in a new map from the Planck satellite. Dr Mike Peel and Dr Paddy Leahy of the Jodrell Bank Centre for... Astrophysics (JCBA) presented the images today at the National Astronomy Meeting (NAM 2015) at Venue Cymru, Llandudno, Wales.
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Team develops virtual realityEdinburgh astronomers have combined the new Oculus Rift virtual reality headset with Stellarium planetarium software to produce an exciting and immersive way to explore the sky. The system was... demonstrated live today (7 July) at the National Astronomy Meeting at Venue Cymru in Llandudno, Wales, but soon will be available as a shared group experience to anyone who has a headset and an Internet connection. The technology offers the chance to engage new audiences with the night sky.
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Londoners walk together toLONDON — On July 7, 2005 Londoners had to walk home after four deadly bombs brought the city to a standstill. 10 years on from that chaotic Thursday morning, commuters walked again, this time to... remember the 52 people killed in the attacks. See also: The value of the witness: How the London attacks changed the news The walk, supported by several organisations including Amnesty International, Hope Not Hate, and the Islamic Society of Britain among others, urged people to get off their buses or trains a stop early on Tuesday morning and walk to work, using the #walktogether hashtag to share their journey
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Apple Stores begin sellingApple's physical retail stores will begin selling the first thermostat to be compatible with the iOS HomeKit system this week. As a smart home device, the Ecobee3 is an internet-connected thermostat... that, when connected to Apple's HomeKit platform, will allow users to control it with their iPhones via apps and even voice commands to Siri. The Ecobee3 is priced at …
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Astronomers use cosmic gravityThe Integral, Fermi and Swift space observatories have used the magnifying power of a cosmic lens to explore the inner regions of a supermassive black hole.
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Smoking Marijuana May Affect Weight Gain

Live Science - 7 Jul 2015 12:53
Smoking Marijuana May AffectWhether smoking marijuana contributes to weight gain may partly depend on how much pot a person smokes, according to a new study.
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ESA astronauts prepare forESA astronaut Luca Parmitano is to lead NASA's 20th underwater astronaut training mission this month. Starting on 20 July, the 14-day NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations sortie, or NEEMO, will... see a team of four living and working in the Aquarius underwater research station off the coast of Florida, USA.
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4G LTE smartphones don't getUK network EE has launched the Rook, a phone that it claims is the cheapest way to get 4G LTE data speeds in the country. It costs just £40/$62 for existing EE subscribers, or £50/$77 for newcomers.... The post 4G LTE smartphones don’t get much cheaper than this, but you’ll have to make some sacrifices appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Klok Is A Neat International Apple finally allowed developers to create widget apps for iPhone and iPad owners when it released iOS 8. That’s opened up some useful shortcuts and quick options for Apple customers — I’m a... big fan of Launcher — one of which is Klok, a widget released today for anyone with a need to keep track of time across the world.
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There is free Wi-Fi at the topJapan's free Wi-Fi services are about to reach new heights with the launch of hotspots along Mount Fuji's hiking trails. The new service is aimed primarily at foreign travelers, thousands of whom... visit each year to climb the nation's highest mountain. The post There is free Wi-Fi at the top of Japan’s highest mountain appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Sigma DP0 Quattro Sample Images

Photography Blog - 7 Jul 2015 12:45
Sigma DP0 Quattro SampleAhead of our full review, here are sample images taken with the new Sigma DP0 Quattro camera. The Sigma DP0 Quattro is a high-end compact camera with a new Foveon X3 Quattro image sensor and a 21mm... f/4 fixed lens. Read the preview »
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Google says it's not taking on Uber with a new pilot from Waze that will focus solely on commuters.
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When asked to imagine the future of transportation, most might draw a car of the future, perhaps solar powered and autonomously driven.
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Huawei launches four new smartphones in India

Times of India - 7 Jul 2015 12:36
Chinese telecom equipment manufacturer Huawei said it was looking to strengthen its retail presence as it launched a new series of smartphones that will be available offline only.
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SA firm 'squeezes' water from thin air

Tech Central - 7 Jul 2015 12:35
A South African technology firm, Cirrus Water Management, is helping pioneer a technology known as atmospheric water generation, or AWG - in effect, it's "squeezing" water out of thin air. Commercial
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198,000 Redditors Want RedditIt's not easy being Ellen Pao. After a Reddit employee was messily fired, an online campaign has been launched calling for her ouster as the company's CEO.
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Mortal Kombat X Predator Bundle Released

Ubergizmo - 7 Jul 2015 12:32
So last week we brought word that NetherRealm had officially announced that the Predator DLC would be released on the 7th of July. Well sure enough it has. If you're a fan of Mortal Kombat X and the... Predator series of movies, then this is a DLC you'll want to get your hands on since it will let you play as the Predator. The DLC will be included in the Mortal Kombat X Kombat Pack which is basically the season pass. The season pass costs $30 which is admittedly a bit expensive, but in case you didn't buy it, fret not as you will be able to get the Predator DLC on its own. The bundle is expected to be made available to non-Kombat Pack owners come 14th of July for $8. However if you think that $8 is still a bit too dear for your liking as far as DLCs are concerned, don't worry because there's...
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A few months ago, we reported that there was a possibility that the folks at NetherRealm could be thinking of including some classic fatalities from the original Mortal Kombat in Mortal Kombat X. Now... if you're a fan of the franchise and wouldn't mind seeing some good old fatalities given a graphics makeover, you're in luck. NetherRealm and Warner Bros. have announced that they will be giving away the Klassic Fatalities DLC pack to gamers for free. This is in conjunction with the launch of the Predator DLC pack. The Klassic Fatalities pack will include four classic fatalities from the original Mortal Kombat, such as fatalities for Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Sonya, and Johnny Cage. Given that these are some of the original characters from the game, we guess we can't say that we're too surprised....
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With the Assassin's Creed franchise featuring a lot of jumping and running about, it seemed like it would be the perfect game to recreate in real life, which is what YouTuber Devin Graham, also known... as Devin Super Tramp, has been doing for the past couple of years. We've seen him create YouTube parkour videos based on Assassin's Creed 4, Assassin's Creed Unity, and now he's back with a new video for Assassin's Creed Syndicate. Now we have to admit that the previous videos Devin has put out were immensely entertaining, but he seems to have taken things to the next level with this video based on the upcoming game. Given that Syndicate takes place in London, it is not surprising that the video was shot in London itself. It features the "assassins" running and jumping all over the place,...
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BMW M cars may ditch theFor many years, the manual transmission was the transmission to get in all cars if you wanted the best fuel economy. In modern cars, the automatic transmission is the more fuel-efficient option. One... place where the manual has remained a popular transmission choice is in the sports car, but even there it is going extinct. BMW has hinted that it …
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LG G4 S Will Sport Qualcomm'sLG's upcoming mid-range smartphone is believed to be powered by a Snapdragon 615 chipset, an Adreno 405 GPU and 2 GB of RAM.
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Future iPhones could beApple may have banned selfie sticks at WWDC, but the company was today granted a patent revealing how future iPhones could be unlocked by snapping a quick photo of yourself. Entitled “Low threshold... face recognition,” the patent describes a means of “reducing…
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Merienda Picnic Will Deliver A Everyone loves a picnic, but the labor-intensive planning, packing, and cleanup often cause people to rethink their outdoor plans and just head to a nearby restaurant. Merienda Picnic (winner of... last week’s TC Radio Pitch-Off), is an on-demand service that will bring you a fully stocked picnic basket in under an hour. Launched in New Orleans, the company currently delivers an array…
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HSBC fires 6 employees forLONDON — HSBC has fired six employees who staged a mock Islamic State (ISIS) group-style execution during a team-building exercise. See also: New European force wants to kick ISIS offline, which is... easier said than done The Sun newspaper reported Tuesday the footage posted online showed five workers wearing overalls and balaclavas laughing as a South Asian colleague wearing an orange jumpsuit knelt at their feet. One held a coat hanger as a pretend knife while another held the kneeling man by the shoulders. One employee then yells "Allahu Akbar!" — Arabic for "God is great" — a phrase often used before hostages are slain.
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Share your birthday on Twitter

IOL - 7 Jul 2015 12:20
Social media service adds option for users to include their birthday in their personal profile.
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Last month, George Kurian was appointed CEO of the $6-billion, US-based computer storage and data management company NetApp.
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Philips has opened a new facility for developing tailored LED "light recipes" for indoor farming. The GrowWise City Farming research center in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, will be used to study how... light can maximize the quality and yield of different crops. The aim is to help producers grow tasty and healthy food indoors all year round. ..
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What your phone says aboutAre you the proud owner of an iPhone or do you favor an old-fashioned feature phone? Like it or not, the phone you own sends signals about your personality
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University of Adelaide researchers are developing a laser system for fast, non-invasive, onsite breath analysis for disease, potentially enabling screening for a range of diseases including diabetes,... infections and various cancers in the future.
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Ever the perfectionist, AppleApple is reportedly about to unveil changes to the look and feel of third-party products sold in its stores with the introduction of co-designed packaging resembling boxes for its own range of gear.... The post Ever the perfectionist, Apple plans to redesign third-party accessory packaging at its stores appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Transition from three to twoScientists from the MIPT Department of Molecular and Chemical Physics have for the first time described the behavior of electrons in a previously unstudied analogue of graphene, two-dimensional... niobium telluride, and, in the process, uncovered the nature of two-dimensionality effects on conducting properties. These findings will help in the creation of future flat and flexible electronic devices.
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In 2004, NASA landed its Opportunity rover on Mars. Initially intended to run for 90 days, it's now spent 11 years trundling around the planet--in that time covering a distance of over 26 miles. Here,... you can watch its multi-year marathon in just 8 minutes.
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CEO hints at OnePlus 2 pricing

Times of India - 7 Jul 2015 12:11
The pricing would make the phone the lowest priced Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 device.
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You Can Now Buy The SonyU.S. customers can now purchase the Sony Xperia Z3+ through Amazon. Listed as an unlocked device, the Z3+ is available in both single and dual-SIM variants with prices ranging from $645 to $670... depending on the seller.
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Tablets are replacing paper-based systems and taking over from PCs for some workers, says research.
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Five Photo Books That Are Sure to Inspire You

The Phoblographer - 7 Jul 2015 12:04
Five Photo Books That Are SureHere are five photography books worth adding to your bookshelf.
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TOR's anonymity is just what crims who want to rob crims need Security watchers are warning about a fresh wave of cloned sites on the TOR network, evidence that cybercrooks are setting themselves up... to fleece other ne'er-do-well on the so-called dark web....
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Hackers expose cyber experts

IOL - 7 Jul 2015 12:02
Cyber security experts, Hacking Team, were the target of one of the largest ever hacks that exposed 400GB of data.
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Asus Zenfone 2 Android 5.1.1The Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update for the Asus ZenFone 2 ZE550ML is reportedly in final testing and will release soon.
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Students' 2098 mpgSAE International, which is a global association of engineers and related experts in aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries, held its .36th SAE Supermileage competition in Michigan... last month.
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The Amazon Echo: EverythingThe Amazon Echo is coming to a wide swath of customers starting next week. Here's what they can expect from it.
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Nest Cam and new smoke alarmLast month Nest unveiled a couple new and updated products in the US including a revised Protect smoke alarm and a new wireless Nest Cam security camera. Fans of Nest gear in the UK who have wanted to... get the new products into their homes can now do so. Nest has launched both the Nest Cam and the revised Protect …
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6 Action Cameras For CapturingAdventures are fleeting, but memories can last a lifetime
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Not on That Hill

Slate - 7 Jul 2015 12:00
Emily Yoffe, aka Dear Prudence, is online weekly to chat live with readers. An edited transcript of the chat is below. (Sign up below to get Dear Prudence delivered to your inbox each week. Read... Prudie's Slate columns here. Send questions to Prudence at prudence@slate.com.)
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Get Your Talent Analytics OffHR needs data scientists, economists, and even psychologists who can take a workforce management hypothesis, develop an experiment, observe the data, come up with the analysis, and then persuade... change to drive better business outcomes.
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A tip for start-ups: Don't goThere are two kinds of rants that just about every public company chief executive loves to deliver. The first is about the company's stock price: It's never high enough! The second is about Wall... Street investors' obsession with quarterly earnings reports: They don't appreciate our long-term vision!
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Stop the inbox insanity! TheseYour email deluge is not in your imagination. According to a recent study, the average worker spends 28 percent of the workweek managing email. It's a lot like leveling up a video game, where each... time you fend off an assault, another wave is on you before you've had a chance to catch your breath. But you can get the edge on your inbox. The following services take the reins of email management, highlighting, sorting, and deleting messages so you can process the daily onslaught quickly and get back to your actual full-time job. Best of all, they all take only minutes to set up, and in most cases you'll see your inbox slimming down within a week.
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Apple says iOS 9 will bringWhen the iOS 8.4 update was released recently, Apple removed the Home Sharing for music feature from iOS devices, and a large number of users have been upset about it. There had been no mention of... Home Sharing's discontinuation before the release of iOS 8.4, and until today it was unclear if the feature would make a return. Eddy Cue, …
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The Raspberry Pi has been a huge success story for Britain, giving millions of people an affordable way to tinker and learn with pocket-sized hardware. Now, the BBC is hoping to make a similar impact... with the "Micro:bit." Like the Raspberry Pi, this ...
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EE launches the Rook, aEE has launched a new 4G smartphone, the Rook. What makes this new mobile device special is what's included for the price. For just £39 (£49 for new customers), the Rook provides a 4G experience to... those who happen to be on Pay As You Go. Instead of spending hundreds on a new phone, the EE Rook brings together 4G and affordability.
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Samsung was expecting the Galaxy S6 to outsell the pricier S6 edge and now faces a supply and demand issue just speculation about the latest Apple iPhone ramps.
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Asus Zenfone 2 vs OnePlus OneHere are three of the best smartphones you can get for a mere fraction of the price of an iPhone 6 or Galaxy S6.
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What was he thinking?! ManIt's tough when the battery in our phones is about to run out, but this man attending a Broadway show took it too far when he jumped up on stage and plugged his iPhone into a fake wall outlet. The... post What was he thinking?! Man jumps on stage at Broadway show to charge his iPhone appeared first on Digital Trends.
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HoloLens: Microsoft offersMicrosoft is doling out the dough in a bid to grab the attention of researchers interested in developing applications for the HoloLens. The company hopes that grants worth $100K each will help... HoloLens unlock "new ways to create, communicate, work, and play." The post HoloLens: Microsoft offers researchers $500K to take its AR gear to the next level appeared first on Digital Trends.
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How Politics Gutted Workplace Safety

Slate - 7 Jul 2015 11:45
On May 28, 1971, exactly one month after opening its doors, the already reviled Occupational Safety and Health Administration handed out its first citation.
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Join TC In A Three City Polish Meetup Tour

TechCrunch - 7 Jul 2015 11:42
Join TC In A Three City Polish If your plan this summer is to rock down to Electric Avenue why not swing by Gdynia, Warsaw, and Krakow first. I will be rolling down Poland holding three exciting meetups in three exciting cities... and I want to see you there. We are running the meetups from the July 28th until July 30th. Tickets are free and will sell out FAST so grab them quickly. July 28 – Gdynia Tickets July 29…
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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 3DThe Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is expected to be unveiled in early September at IFA. 3D renderings of the device have appeared on video.
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Ad-targeting algorithms created by Google could be guilty of discriminating between internet users, say researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the International Computer Science Institute... (ICSI). A study that used custom software named AdFisher to simulate the browsing activities of web users found that when visiting job sites, fake male users were more frequently shown ads promising large salaries than fake female users. The same study also found that users visiting websites about substance abuse were shown ads for rehab programs, even though Google did not disclose that it was tracking this information via its Ads Settings tool. "I think our findings suggest that there are parts of the ad ecosystem where kinds of...
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Google Self-driving car heads to Austin

Slash Gear - 7 Jul 2015 11:40
Google Self-driving car headsThe self-driving car is a bit of tech that is coming no matter how you feel about cars with the ability to drive themselves around the streets of the country. Google has been testing its self-driving... cars in California for a long time now and it is now heading to Texas for testing. Google cars come in different forms with …
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If economists used up-to-date models of the kind already used in epidemiology, the Greek debt crisis might never have reached the current impasse
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Gunge-oid blobomination invasion not on cards The Rosetta probe's Earth-bound shepherds have sternly stated that suggestions of alien life within comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko - around which the... probe is in orbit - are "pure speculation"....
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The popular photo-sharing service is upgrading the quality of its in-app imagery. The post Instagram Finally Rolls Out High-Res Pics for iPhone 6 Plus appeared first on WIRED.
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Samsung's Profits Are Down DueSamsung's latest phones are the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge. Both are beautifully designed handsets, with the latter sporting a rather unique design, however it seems that despite the new direction in... design Samsung is headed, and despite the largely positive reviews of the phone and its camera, it seems that Samsung just can't make enough money. According to Samsung's latest quarterly earnings guide for Q2 2015, it seems that the company is not optimistic that they will be able to make as much money as they did in the same period last year. The company has estimated that for this quarter, they will be earning 6.9 trillion Korean won in operating profit for the last 3 months ending on 30th June 2015. This is a 4% decline from the same period a year ago, and it will also see revenue drop by...
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BlackBerry Dallas Certified InWe have been hearing that BlackBerry is working on a handset codenamed "Oslo", and it seems that its Asian counterpart has the codename "Dallas" and according to recent sightings, it seems that the... handset was recently certified in Asian countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Not much is known about the Dallas at the moment save for the rumors that it is basically the Oslo, which in turn is based on the BlackBerry Passport. It is said to share the innards of the Passport, meaning that users can look forward to its 4.5-inch display with a 1440×1440 resolution, a Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz, 3GB of RAM, a 13MP rear-facing camera, and a 2MP front-facing camera. However one of the main differences is that the Dallas/Oslo is expected to be constructed...
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Home Sharing Will Return in iOS 9

Gizmodo - 7 Jul 2015 11:30
Last week, it turned out that Apple had quietly removed Home Sharing from iOS 8.4 in favor of taking your money for an Apple Music subscription. But don't worry: the feature is being reinstated in iOS... 9.
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HTC Aero To Sport QHD DisplayPrevious reports have mentioned that HTC is planning a new hero device for the later part of 2015 dubbed the HTC Aero. Now thanks to additional rumors, we have some potential specs of the handset... which should give us a better clue as to what to expect, beyond the descriptions of "awesome" and "groundbreaking". According to the rumors, it seems that the HTC Aero will pack one heck of a display. It will sport a QHD resolution and will also come with Gorilla Glass 4, meaning that the phone should be more than capable of taking a couple of drops and scratches. It is also rumored to sport a 2.5D glass meaning that it should sport a rather interesting design overall. Those are some of the specs that we have heard about the rumored device to date. Previously an earlier rumor suggested that the...
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Sales of smartphones and other mobiles are keeping the devices market in growth territory - but only just.
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Nutritious powder is made fromFoPo is a nutritious powder made from market fruit that has been freeze-dried just before it expires, in order to help reduce food waste.
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BBC micro:bit promised for 1The BBC has spearheaded a new initiative to bring a pocket sized computer to all 11 and 12-year-olds (Year 7) in the UK. Called the micro:bit, the new computer, which many will see as an alternative... to the Raspberry Pi computer, will offer kids the chance...
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Have you ever searched for a product on Amazon, only to find a similar item from another company? Sure you have. But while this search behavior is arguably great for customers, it's the reasoning... behind a trademark lawsuit against the online retailer...
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Doppel is a new breed of wearable device, one that its developers say can actually change the wearer's mood by delivering a tactile beat to their wrist.
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Japan transforming its disusedJapanese electronics company Kyocera is working to convert some of the country's disused golf courses into solar power plants. The locations are perfect for such an initiative as the land has already... been cut into mountains and is easily accessible. The post Japan transforming its disused golf courses into solar farms appeared first on Digital Trends.
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HP Pro Slate 12 ReviewThe HP Pro Slate 12 sports a large 12.3-inch display that attracts many customers. Here's a roundup of reviews on the tablet.
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Android 5.1.1 update rollingSamsung has initiated rollout of the Android 5.1.1 update to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge in India. The update increments the firmware version on the Galaxy S6 variant sold in the country... (SM-G920I) to G920IDVU2COF8, and the Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925I) to G925IDVU2COF8.
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Android Smartphones With TheSmartphones have come a long way and some of the most impressive advancements they boast are in the camera department. Here are some of the best Android smartphones in terms of camera quality.
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Six free eBook apps every bibliophile must try

Business Standard - 7 Jul 2015 11:06
An increasing number of people are taking to eBooks for their daily dose of reading. Reading apps for smartphones and tablets have made it possible to carry entire libraries in one's pocket. For... bibliophiles, this means one can snatch a glance at ...
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SlimPay Grabs $16.6 Million To French startup SlimPay just raised $16.6 million (€15 million) from Prime Ventures for its payment processing solution. SlimPay is all about making recurring payments in Europe as easy and... seamless as possible.
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DevOps, meet SecOps Sysadmin blog From every angle, developers are the key to the public cloud. Unfortunately, today's developers often aren't up to the challenge and frequently end up being as much... of a roadblock as operations administrators. New breeds of technologists are required, bringing new ways of thinking to using the emerging infrastructure superpowers of tomorrow....
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Denise Chapman, a director at a San Diego advertising agency, is afraid to count how many hours of each day she spends on her mobile phone.
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On the 4th of July, NASA's New Horizons probe overclocked its computer and took a quick nap. The post New Horizons Got Too Excited and Passed Out on July 4th appeared first on WIRED.
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Truecaller Wants To Make SMS Truecaller, the company behind the intelligent phone app of the same name which has raised over $80 million, has launched a new service aimed at cutting out spam via SMS.
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Amazon Cloud Drive mobile appAmazon may have a booming business when it comes to enterprise cloud and remote computing services, but for consumer storage, Google and Dropbox, and sometimes even OneDrive, lead the race. Trying to... catch up with the big players, Amazon has launched its own mobile app for its Cloud Drive, but that might be doing it more harm than good. It's …
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The Unexpected Genius of Corvids

Motherboard - 7 Jul 2015 11:00
Amateur bird photographer Phoo Chan recently captured an incredible moment: a crow landing on the back of a bald eagle and briefly hitching a ride. The photo series got passed around Twitter and... written up on Mashable just before the holiday last week, perfect timing for photos featuring the United States' mascot. The fact that a majestic bald eagle could be used as a taxi service by another species is seemingly unbelievable (and the crow was more likely defending its nest than using the eagle for transportation). But the truth is, one of the smartest (and wiliest) extant animal species could be living a lot closer to you than you'd think. The crow, long derided as a pest or portrayed as a gloomy harbinger of death, actually possesses an intelligence that closely mirrors our own. Crows...
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3 Questions: Carlo Ratti onMIT researcher discusses a new study on correlations among medical problems.
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Ever wondered just how full the skies are? This real-time 3D map shows you objects currently in Earth orbit -- from satellites and rocket bodies to good old space debris. It's pretty busy up there.
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Sunburn Art Is The LatestA new trend of creating skin art with intentional sunburns poses the danger of skin cancer, dermatologists warn. 'Sunburn art' is becoming a social media trend.
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China's Mobile Engine Is Winter might well be coming for (more) smartphone makers as the sales engine of China shows signs of saturation and slowing growth, according to analyst Gartner.
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Last month, Nest unveiled two new products that could make your home a whole lot safer: a revamped Protect smoke alarm and a wireless Nest Cam security camera. Both quickly debuted in the US and now,... they're available in the UK too. The new £159 Nest...
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Days after Housing.com fired co-founder and chief executive Rahul Yadav, the company's management and investors tried to assuage employees' concerns in a meeting in Mumbai.
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A South Korean court has rejected a US hedge fund's request to block the sale of treasury stocks by construction firm Samsung C&T.
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Young Indians embrace datingAditi Mendiratta's biggest worry as she's swiping left and right is hiding the smartphone notifications that read "Congratulations! You have a new match" from her parents.
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Selfie sticks blamed for deathSelfie stick users beware. It isn't just Disney and museums who have vendettas against the contraption. It seems Mother Nature as well has taken issue with the monopods. Or at least the Brecon Beacons... mountain range in Powys, Mid Wales has a beef with the stick. In two separate events around the same mountain, two men died after being struck …
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London was freeze-framed Ten years ago today I was sitting at my IT support desk at an ad agency in central London - covering the early shift and waiting for the first calls of the morning to come in... from tired, agitated users....
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Rugby World Cup Incentive from Nimans and Unify

Comms Business - 7 Jul 2015 10:25
Resellers have the chance to 'scrum down' and experience VIP hospitality watching England take on Australia in this year's Rugby World Cup – as part of a new sporting sales incentive from Nimans and... Unify. Based on highest sales growth the initiative runs until September 25th and culminates in eight resellers taking their places at
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Harwood Helps Price Resellers In

Comms Business - 7 Jul 2015 10:23
Tech Data UK has appointed Helen Harwood as Pricing and Programme Manager, with responsibility for keeping the company's public sector pricing details up-to-date and available to resellers targeting... the education, healthcare, local government, blue-light, NGO and other segments of the market. The appointment is a sign of Tech Data's ongoing commitment to supporting partners in
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Facebook Pushes For BetterFacebook is reportedly testing a new GIF button feature for its Messenger as it continues to push better multimedia content.
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Join Us At Our TC Pitch-Off On Friday

TechCrunch - 7 Jul 2015 10:17
Join Us At Our TC Pitch-Off On On July 10, 2015 I’ll be rolling into Budapest to hold our first official TechCrunch Pitch Off in the city of my forefathers (my grandfather’s name was actually Nagy!) We’ll be inviting eight... startups on stage to compete to win a table at TechCrunch Disrupt or, for second place, two tickets to the event in SF on September 21-23. Here’s the problem: we’re sold out.…
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Until now, Google has largely tested its cars on real roads around around Mountain View. But its autonomous Lexus SUVs are now cruising the roads of Austin, Texas too.
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The most-watched soccer event in US TV history
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Sony isn't giving up on mobile"Famous last words", as some often say. Hiroki Totoki, who has been Sony Mobile's head for little over than six months, boldly claimed that the company will never sell or exit its mobile business,... despite prophecies of doom early this year. That might not be a surprising claim, considering what business Totoki is leading, but it is something that needs …
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The Analytics of IoT

TechPinions - 7 Jul 2015 10:00
One of the big promises of IoT is supposed to be insight. The idea is that, by collecting all kinds of data from a myriad of connected sensors, both businesses and consumers will be able …
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Photographing the PresidentialBrooks Kraft shares his tips to capture candid shots this election season
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More non-reported incidents; fewer actual reported incidents. Trebles all round! The Home Office suffered 33 data breaches during the last financial year - and did not report any of them to the... Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)...
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Strong demand boosted sales of infrastructure products like server, storage and ethernet switches for global cloud IT by 25.1%.
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It sucks that Home Sharing for music isn't available on iOS 8.4, but don't worry -- Apple isn't permanently getting rid of the feature to boost its Music subscriptions. Eddy Cue, the company's SVP of... Internet Software and Services, has divulged on Tw...
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Xiaomi Redmi 2 gets a price cut in India

Times of India - 7 Jul 2015 09:49
The 4G-capable smartphone was originally launched in India in March this year at Rs 6,999.
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Bidvest buys Retroviral

Tech Central - 7 Jul 2015 09:43
JSE-listed conglomerate Bidvest has acquired a majority stake in Retroviral Digital Communications, a digital agency founded by entrepreneurs Mike Sharman and Murray Legg
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ICS gets FLEX - ible

Comms Business - 7 Jul 2015 09:41
ICS Solutions has announced the launch of its latest software to radically increase end user adoption of Microsoft products within organisations. ICS has gained over 40,000 users since September 2014... of its FLEX automated deployment, adoption and maintenance service, and already counts big names such as Computacenter, the largest Microsoft Partner in Europe, among its
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Wick Hill Secure Investment for Expansion Plans

Comms Business - 7 Jul 2015 09:34
Rigby Private Equity, the private equity arm of Rigby Group Investments, has made a significant investment in specialist, high value-added distributor Wick Hill Group. The deal will allow Wick Hill to... grow further in the UK and Germany, as well as giving it a major opportunity to expand into Europe and the Middle East. Both
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A photoelectrochemical cell (PEC) is a special type of solar cell that gathers the Sun's energy and transforms it into either electricity or chemical energy used to split water and produce hydrogen... for use in fuel cells. In an advance that could help this clean energy source play a stronger role within the smart grid, researchers at the University of Texas, Arlington have found a way to store the electricity generated by a PEC cell for extended periods of time and allow electricity to be delivered around the clock. ..
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Citrix joins VMware in virtual penguin desktop ploy Citrix has made good on its April promise to deliver virtual Linux desktops, today announcing it's ready to roll out penguin-powered pretend PCs....
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New PS4 model in Japan is lessSony may have just announced the 1 TB version of the PlayStation 4, which differs only in the storage capacity, but over in Japan, it has launched a variant that has more substantial changes than... that. While it's still not the fabled PS4 Slim, the PS4 CUH-1200 does slim down on a few things while still retaining the original external …
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Do not adjust your monitor. This seaweed is deep red--but happens to appear a bright shimmering blue on a sunny day because of a quirk in its surface properties.
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How Asteroid Mining Could OpenPhysicist and sci-fi author Gregory Benford talks with Planetary Resources' Chris Lewicki about the company's asteroid-mining plans and how space resources can help humanity expand its footprint out... into the solar system.
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Tata Consultancy Services's iON cloud platform, which failed to live up to its initial expectations of revolutionizing the small-and-medium business space by offering them computing capabilities at a... low cost.
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"Cloud computing is going to change everything whether you like it or not," Vimal Thomas, vice president of Yamaha of America tells us.
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Matt Bonner has achieved a 41.4 percentage on three-point shots during his 11-year NBA career, but during his last season with the San Antonio Spurs, he only managed to reach 36.5 percent. What... happened? Well, Apple released bigger iPhones, and Bonner thinks this gave him tennis elbow. "Everybody is going to find this hilarious, but here's my theory on how I got it," Bonner tells the Concord Monitor. "When the new iPhone came out it was way bigger than the last one, and I think because I got that new phone it was a strain to use it -- you have to stretch further to hit the buttons -- and I honestly think that's how I ended up developing it."
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Samsung forecasts profit fallSamsung Electronics Co. forecast a fall in second quarter profit in a sign that sales of its much anticipated Galaxy S6 smartphones failed to meet expectations.
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GoPro to sell smaller camera

Phys.org - 7 Jul 2015 09:08
GoPro, the sports camera maker, plans to launch its smallest camera yet.
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Forgoing other JavaScript frameworks, Google has launched Material Design Lite to give static websites a quick way to adopt their material design mantra.
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Zenefits Fires Back At ADP Here we go again. Zenefits, the cloud-based HR software startup now worth billions filed a motion to strike and dismiss what it calls a “frivolous” defamation lawsuit from ADP. Paycheck services... provider ADP recently shut off Zenefits access to client information needed to run payroll, claiming the startup was gleaning this information in an unauthorized manner and posed a…
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Samsung faces reality, adjustsSometimes success can be too much of a good thing, leading to perhaps an overestimation of one's capabilities. That may seem to be the case for Samsung, who just posted its earnings guidance for the... second quarter of the year. Despite the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge's popularity, the company has failed to rebound, showing yet again disappointing figures. The …
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Health Tip: Risk Factors for Back Pain

MedicineNet - 7 Jul 2015 09:00
Title: Health Tip: Risk Factors for Back PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/6/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/6/2015 12:00:00 AM
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Many Doctors Work While Sick, Survey Shows

MedicineNet - 7 Jul 2015 09:00
Title: Many Doctors Work While Sick, Survey ShowsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/6/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/6/2015 12:00:00 AM
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Health Tip: Coping With Disaster

MedicineNet - 7 Jul 2015 09:00
Title: Health Tip: Coping With DisasterCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/6/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/6/2015 12:00:00 AM
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Title: Less Chemo for Obese Ovarian Cancer Patients Linked to Worse Survival RatesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/6/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/6/2015 12:00:00 AM
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Title: Childhood Trauma Tied to Migraine Risk as AdultCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/3/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/6/2015 12:00:00 AM
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Title: Watch Out for Disease-Carrying Insects This SummerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/5/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/6/2015 12:00:00 AM
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Title: Keeping Fit May Halve Seniors' Heart Failure RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/6/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/6/2015 12:00:00 AM
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Best Friends May Help Poor Kids Succeed

MedicineNet - 7 Jul 2015 09:00
Title: Best Friends May Help Poor Kids SucceedCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/6/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/6/2015 12:00:00 AM
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Title: Regular Mamograms Might Lead to 'Overdiagnosis' of Breast CancerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/6/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/6/2015 12:00:00 AM
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Title: Hormones May Spur Rash Choices on Stock ExchangeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/6/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/6/2015 12:00:00 AM
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Title: Anti-Vaccine Trend Has Parents Shunning Newborns' Vitamin ShotCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/6/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/6/2015 12:00:00 AM
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Machine learning imagines the missing pixels in glorious Googl-o-rama Video StreetView means Google owns one of the world's larger photo albums, so it's natural for Google to want to create a... realistic 3D rendering of the world. That's the aim of a new bit of boffinry from the Chocolate Factory called DeepStereo....
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Wipro's billionaire chairman Azim Premji, the first Indian to sign the Giving Pledge, has set aside more than half of his wealth for charity by allocating an additional 18% stake in the company to... fund philanthropy.
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FBI chief warns thatU.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey has asked for a "robust debate" on encryption of communications, saying that the technology could come in the way of his doing his job to keep... people safe. The recruitment and tasking of Americans by the group known as the Islamic State, or ISIL, is increasingly taking place "through mobile messaging apps that are end-to-end encrypted, communications that may not be intercepted, despite judicial orders under the Fourth Amendment." "There is simply no doubt that bad people can communicate with impunity in a world of universal strong encryption," he added. The op-ed in the Lawfare blog comes ahead of testimonies by Comey before the Senate intelligence and judiciary committees on Wednesday.
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Fujitsu and Google plan to deliver a managed chromebook service by targeting sectors in health, education, and retail.
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Wellington contactless payment system Snapper has been added to New Zealand's Android-exclusive mobile payment wallet, Semble.
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A Most Poignant Board Appointment

TechCrunch - 7 Jul 2015 08:41
A Most Poignant Board In her book ‘Lean In,’ Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg implores young women to “make their partner a real partner” or, to make your spouse someone with a vested interest in your success. Sheryl... called picking the right significant other the “most important career choice you could make”, and she was right: After all it is much easier to rebound from a stressful…
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3D imagery of buildings and terrain of India's major cities, including Rashtrapati Bhavan and PMO, could soon be seen in Google Earth.
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Cryptocurrency company BitX has launched its Bitcoin technology in Nigeria as it targets Africa's biggest economy.
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Google's self-driving cars areGoogle has announced that its modified Lexus RX 450h driverless vehicles will be hitting the public roads in Austin as the search giant tries to accumulate data on driving conditions across different... parts of the country.
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BMW's electric truck has been let loose on the Munich roads, ready to take up service delivering materials between supplier SCHERM and BMW's manufacturing plant. The 40 ton truck has a range of 100... km, allowing it to work all day without needing a charge. ..
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Why pay $5k when you can pay $0? Former Kaspersky Japan boss now malware researcher Hendrik Adrian is warning of a boom of ZeusVM botnets, after the trojan source code was leaked online....
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Heritage Livestock areCan unique and rare American livestock be saved from extinction?
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After discovering five hidden supermassive black holes, astronomers believe that the Universe may be hiding a large population of such black holes. The newly discovered gigantic black holes were... hidden from direct view by swirling clouds of dust and gas.
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Supermassive black holes found

Times of India - 7 Jul 2015 08:26
Astronomers have found evidence of hidden supermassive black holes in the universe.
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Canon EOS 5DS R sample gallery updated

DP Review - 7 Jul 2015 08:22
We've just added some more images to our Canon EOS 5DS R sample gallery. While we're working through our extensive Canon lens catalog, for this update we stuck to telephoto and portrait lenses. Check... out the gallery for some additional portraits (including samples from the Zeiss Otus 85mm F1.4) and vintage race car shots. See gallery
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Plenty of folks in Austin, Texas have spotted Google's distinctive self-driving Lexus cars recently, and now we know why. The company revealed that it's now rolling the vehicles in downtown Austin in... order to "(test) our software in different driving...
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Ola Ropes In Two Of India's Ola, the SoftBank-backed rival to Uber in India, has strengthened its position after landing the support of two of India’s most seasoned and influential business figures.
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One reason why e-commerce companies are willing to pay high salaries is their fast pace of growth.
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One reason why e-commerce companies are willing to pay high salaries is their fast pace of growth.
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How iPhone 4S has become top smartphone in India

Times of India - 7 Jul 2015 08:06
Sales of iPhone 4s have almost doubled in the past two weeks following the price cut, three senior trade executives associated with Apple said.
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Sales of iPhone 4s have almost doubled in the past two weeks following the price cut, three senior trade executives associated with Apple said.
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There are hundreds of tiny pieces that go into creating the giant puzzle that is a successful racing team. While race fans get to see a completed car running flat out around a track, creating that... completed puzzle involves the careful management of engineers, marketers, drivers and sponsors. So, how do they do it? Gizmag recently had a chance to look around Nissan Motorsport Australia's factory, before sitting down with team director and driver, Rick Kelly and general manager of engineering, Craig Spencer, to find out. ..
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Orbital gobbler to clean up deliberate cube littering Vid The CleanSpace One Project is going to deploy a conical net on its orbital dustpan ship to capture a small SwissCube satellite, which had been... purposefully littered into orbit as a demonstration of a interstellar debris collection....
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Woodie | All-in-one Italian Power Hub

The Gadget Flow - 7 Jul 2015 08:00
Woodie | All-in-one ItalianMarble, Wood and Concrete create the First Design Power Hub you can finally brag about. No longer will you want to hide your power supply or charging hub away as the Woodie combines both Italian style... and practicality into an all-in-one desktop charger that provides wireless, AC sockets and Fast USB charging in one small unit.
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Odin Modular Puzzle Treat Dog Toy

The Gadget Flow - 7 Jul 2015 08:00
Odin Modular Puzzle Treat DogLet your dog enjoy solving a puzzle by himself with this Odin Modular Puzzle Treat Toy. It's a unique puzzle dog toy which has treats placed inside the integrated flaps. This will make your dog toss... and roll trying to get his treat out every time. The target is to get all the treats out. The entire process will stimulate the mental and physical condition of your dog and will definitely make him lead a healthy life ahead. The toy...
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Beats x MCM Pill Dude Speaker Set

The Gadget Flow - 7 Jul 2015 08:00
Beats x MCM Pill Dude SpeakerGet to enjoy power packed sound quality from the Pill Dude character by purchasing one of these Beats x MCM Pill Dude Speaker Sets. The character has been provided with a custom MCM trademark on its... shoes and also carries a custom Mini MCM backpack. This speaker is portable and lightweight so that you can use it to make your outdoor parties more fun and enriched with high-quality music. It will easily fit in your bag or backpack when you're...
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3 awesome startups that failed

Geek Time - 7 Jul 2015 08:00
3 awesome startups that failedWhy being first often doesn't work out
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Tropical Beach Wall Mural

The Gadget Flow - 7 Jul 2015 08:00
Tropical Beach Wall MuralWant to experience an amazing beach view from your home every day? Even if you live in the midst of a metropolitan with no beach around, you can always get that view with this Tropical Beach Wall... Mural. You can use it to compliment the beauty of your room and set it up as one of those iconic feature walls. The scene has been printed on a high-quality durable wallpaper which needs to be hanged on the wall by following...
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Listen to this episode of The Moment with guest Seth Godin:
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Google has spent the last few years teaching computers how to see, understand, and appreciate our world. It's an important goal that the search giant hopes will allow programs to classify images just... by "looking" at them, but there's one problem -- to computers, our world looks like a horrible nightmare. The first images from Google's project, shown in June, reveal an organic hellscape inhabited by slug monsters and disembodied tentacles. The pictures show leaves that become two-headed birds, horses that grow dogs' heads from every inch of their skin, and humans whose bodies erupt in furry growths. To Google's computers, every surface of our world is covered in eyes. The artificial neural networks used by Google work out what's in an...
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Backspace: 'Take a hike'

Tech Central - 7 Jul 2015 07:46
View the latest Backspace cartoon from Jerm.
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Uber Cozies Up To Authorities Earlier this year, Uber said it plans to invest $500 million growing its business in India over the coming years. This week, the company began to spend that allocation with a commitment to develop... an advanced customer and driver response center in the city of Hyderabad.
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Tumbling markets and economic uncertainty in China pose a risk to major chipmakers like Qualcomm that derive a big portion of their sales from there.
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Court to hear bid to stop Telkom job cuts

Tech Central - 7 Jul 2015 07:35
The labour court in Johannesburg will on Tuesday hear trade union Solidarity's urgent application to obtain an interdict against Telkom's planned job cuts. Last month, the telecommunications company... announced that it
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Apple announced HomeKit, its attempt to make every lightbulb and lock talk to your iPhone, well over a year ago, but things that can actually whisper sweet nothings in your iDevice's ears have been... few and far between. Most notably, you haven't been able to buy a HomeKit-enabled thermostat, something that changes today.
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XSSposed launches pay-whatever bug bounty

The Register - 7 Jul 2015 07:32
Tick tock clock counts down to Full Disclosure Cross-site scripting war board XSSposed has opened a pay-whatever bug bounty to help its hackers earn cash and tee-shirts....
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The company's chief product officer Punit Soni informed employees at a town hall meeting last week that Flipkart will operate with only a mobile app from September, said sources familiar with the... development.
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The Labour Court in Johannesburg is set to hear trade union Solidarity's urgent application to obtain an interdict against Telkom's planned job cuts.
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Sony's Cyber-shot RX100 IV andSony's latest cameras with super high shutter speeds will be available in plenty of countries in the region in July.
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People Want Screens On TheirBy Sarah McBride and Paul Lienert SAN FRANCISCO
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Sony Mobile CEO: We will neverIn an interview with Arabian Business, Sony Mobile CEO Hiroki Totoki stated that the manufacturer is not exiting the smartphone business, reiterating that Sony is committed to making mobile devices:
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Google yanks fake Android battery monitor

The Register - 7 Jul 2015 07:02
95 per cent charged, 100 per cent P0wned, zero credit left on mobe thanks to SMS scam Zscaler has spoiled someone's app-spoofing sting, discovering a fake battery monitor app on Google Play....
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Edward Snowden might be able to see his family in person again -- and (if things go his way) not from behind bars, either. According to former Attorney General Eric Holder, there's a "possibility" for... the Department of Justice to negotiate an agreeme...
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Samsung fails to meetIn its Q2 earnings guidance, Samsung has shared that its quarterly profits may not be as robust as Q2 2014, with the South Korean manufacturer predicting a decrease of 4 percent from the same period a... year ago. Samsung is predicting an operating profit of KRW 6.9 trillion ($6.1 billion) with an overall revenue of KRW 48 trillion ($42.5 billion), down 8.4 percent when compared to Q2 2014.
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ASX-listed mobile game developer Animoca Brands has received a AU$3.1 million investment from rival, Ourpalm.
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Over the course of last winter, Boston's snowplows moved thousands of tons of snow (and trash) into 'snow farms' around the city, where it sat waiting to melt in warmer weather. Well, the warmer... weather's still here, and so is the snow.
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Wind turbines might be common sight all around the world, but situating them in open fields or on breezy ridges isn't always a practical option. Ideas like placing turbines under bridges have been... proposed, but is that a viable alternative? According to new research out of Europe, the answer is yes. ..
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Cuts itself deep with Edge, but does pull its SoCs up Samsung has warned the market that it's going to miss its previous earnings guidance for the April-June quarter. It will be the Korean goliath's... seventh successive quarter of decline in year-on-year terms....
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The Phoblographer Explains:Many folks out there still don't know what street photography is. We try to define it in a nutshell.
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Probes whether leaks compromised cop shop ops Flayed surveillance outfit Hacking Team is telling customers to suspend running instances of its software after 400GB of its source code and internal data... was stolen and posted online....
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Former DEA agent pleads guiltyDefinitely a sad way to end a successful career in the DEA, agent Carl M. Force will be sent to prison for up to twenty years for his role in extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars in Bitcoin. The... post Former DEA agent pleads guilty to extorting $700,000 in Bitcoin appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Apple's smart home platform is gaining another member: the Ecobee3 smart thermostat, the first connected thermostat to work with HomeKit. The Ecobee3 goes on sale today through Apple Stores across... North America. It costs $249 and is essentially an alternative to Nest's thermostat: it detects a home's temperature and whether anyone is actually around and then adjusts heating and cooling accordingly, with the goal of saving homeowners some money. The thermostat can even be made a bit smarter by buying additional sensors (a pack of two costs $79) that can allow it to detect temperature and presence in other rooms of a house -- one sensor is included with the thermostat itself. A separate version of the Ecobee3 is already on sale, but this...
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(Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft will establish one new Clinical Research Unit and nine new Research Units. This was decided by the Senate of the DFG at its... session during the 2015 Annual Meeting at the University of Bochum. These research collaborations offer researchers the possibility of pursuing current and pressing issues in their scientific areas and establishing innovative approaches.
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(University of Michigan Health System) A stroke happens in an instant. And many who survive one report that their brain never works like it once did. But new research shows that these problems with... memory and thinking ability keep getting worse for years afterward -- and happen faster than normal brain aging.
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(Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University) The current recommended minimum daily dose of vitamin D is not sufficient to restore healthy vitamin D levels in overweight or obese blacks,... researchers report.
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(SAGE Publications) Switzerland has a long history of trying to be as self-sufficient and energy independent as possible. Although its energy supply system has served it well in the past, the country... is now looking to turn away from its reliance on nuclear power and seeks to compensate for the energy lost from hydropower as a result of climate change.
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(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) According to a new study, women can accurately recall key pregnancy-related information at least four years later that could have important... implications for their future risk of developing cardiovascular disease. A simple and brief questionnaire developed and validated by researchers from Washington University School of Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health, and Brigham and Women's Hospital is a valuable new screening tool described in an article in Journal of Women's Health.
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(Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH)) Chemists at Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea, have discovered an innovative method to form two-dimensional polyaniline (PANI)... nanosheets using ice as a hard template. The product, called PANI-ICE, is reported to have distinctly outstanding electrical properties of low resistivity and high conductivity. PANI-ICE nanosheets show high electronic current flows twice as high as that of graphene and over 40 times higher conductivity of PANI materials produced by existing established synthetic procedures.
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(University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) New research from the University of Copenhagen and Herlev and Gentofte Hospital shows that high vitamin C concentrations in the... blood from the intake of fruit and vegetables are associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and early death.
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(Massachusetts General Hospital) Investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital find that the EEG patterns of patients receiving high doses of nitrous oxide differ significantly from those of the... same patients when they had received ether-based inhaled anesthetics earlier in the procedures.
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(American Chemical Society) In 1962, a fire started in the coal-mining town of Centralia, Pa. Fifty-three years later, the town still burns. In this week's episode of Reactions, we explain the history... and science behind the Centralia coal mine fire. Does anyone still live there? How could the fire keep burning for so long, and why hasn't it been extinguished? From a chemical standpoint, what is fire, anyway? It's all answered in our latest video: s://youtu.be/fsgqy5FYP2c.
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(Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group) Researchers from Vienna examined elderly patients and adult patients receiving antiplatelet therapy who had presented with mild head injury to see if levels... of S100B protein could help identify whether intracranial bleeding was present. If there was no indication of intracranial hemorrhage, the patients would not need additional testing or hospitalization. The researchers found that patients whose serum S100B levels were < 0.105 µg/L were very unlikely to have intracranial hemorrhage.
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(Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie) An international collaboration has succeeded in using synchrotron light to detect and record the complex 3-D magnetization in wound magnetic... layers. This technique could be important in the development of devices that are highly sensitive to magnetic fields, such as in medical diagnostics for example. Their results are published now in Nature Communications.
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(The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)) The research team led by Professor Chun T. Rim of the Nuclear and Quantum Engineering Department at KAIST has made great strides in WPT... development. Their WPT system is capable of charging multiple mobile devices concurrently and with unprecedented freedom in any direction, even while holding the devices in midair or a half meter away from the power source, which is a transmitter.
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(Brown University) Scientists and families from around the world will gather in The Woodlands, Texas, July 30-Aug. 2 to build the community needed to find a treatment for Christianson syndrome, a... newly recognized genetic intellectual disability disorder in boys.
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Down to the quantum dot

EurekAlert! - 7 Jul 2015 06:00
(Forschungszentrum Juelich) Using a single molecule as a sensor, scientists in Jülich have successfully imaged electric potential fields with unrivaled precision. The ultrahigh-resolution images... provide information on the distribution of charges in the electron shells of single molecules and even atoms. The 3-D technique is also contact-free. The first results achieved using 'scanning quantum dot microscopy' have been published as an editor's suggestion in Physical Review Letters and selected as a Viewpoint in Physics.
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(Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz) The forward-looking technology of spintronics now has a new, highly effective investigative instrument: German physicists from Mainz and Berlin have... successfully employed ultrafast terahertz spectroscopy to determine the basic properties of spintronics components.
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(World Scientific) A technology based on the absorption of carbon dioxide using water is reported in this paper.
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(University of British Columbia) The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games brought more than just athletes to British Columbia. It also left the province with a bad case of the measles.
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(Rice University) A yearlong study of first-time smartphone users by researchers at Rice University and the US Air Force found that users felt smartphones were actually detrimental to their ability to... learn.
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(Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) Testing thousands of approved drugs, EPFL scientists have identified an unlikely anti-tuberculosis drug: the over-the-counter antacid lansoprazole... (Prevacid).
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(Northeastern University) The paper, pub­lished in the July 3 issue of Nature Com­mu­nica­tions, reveals that the struc­ture of the human brain has an almost ideal net­work of connections -- the... links that permit infor­ma­tion to travel from, say, the audi­tory cortex (respon­sible for hearing) to the motor cortex (respon­sible for move­ment).
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(World Scientific) Presenting a new perturbative method to deal with the gravitational N-body problem in general relativity. A novel approach to construct global and local reference frames leads to... explicit transformation rules for metric tensor and related relativistic gravitational potentials as well as efficient formulation of the equations of motion.
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(New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering) The National Science Foundation has awarded its most prestigious honor for young researchers to a new NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering... faculty member who is trying to solve the difficult problem of controlling methane's carbon-hydrogen bonds at moderate temperatures -- a problem which, if solved, could lead to greener energy, improve the manufacture of commodities, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals, and perhaps even keep future intergalactic travelers healthy.
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(World Scientific) History has shown that energetic particles can be useful for medical applications. From the time, in 1895 when Roentgen discovered X-rays, and in 1913 when Coolidge developed the... vacuum X-ray tube, energetic particles have been an important tool for medicine. Development of the appropriate tool for effective and safe radiotherapy requires an in-depth understanding of the application and constraints. Various solutions are possible and choices must be analyzed on the basis of the suitability for meeting the requirements.
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(University of Warwick) Two academics from the University of Warwick say more research is needed to understand why patients are more likely to die in hospital at the weekend.
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(Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie) A team at HZB has carried out the first detailed study of how magnetic and geometric ordering mutually influence one another in crystalline... samples of spinel. To achieve this, the group synthesized a series of mixed crystals with the chemical formula Ni1-xCuxCr2O4 in which the element nickel was successively replaced by copper. They discovered through neutron scattering experiments at BER II not only how the crystal structure changes, but also uncovered new magnetic phases. The results were published in Physical Review B.
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(University of Houston) Researchers from the University of Houston found that some natural gas wells, compressor stations and processing plants in the Barnett Shale leak far more methane than... previously estimated, potentially offsetting the climate benefits of natural gas.
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(University of Basel) The error-free distribution of genetic material during cell division is important for preventing the development of tumor cells. Professor Erich Nigg's research group at the... Biozentrum, University of Basel, has uncovered a new important function of the human enzyme Plk1. It plays a significant role in monitoring chromosome segregation. The results published in the journal Cell Reports may provide important clues for the treatment of cancer.
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(World Scientific) Considering the electromagnetic and scalar fields in gravity without Lorenz invariance (LI), a model of holographic superconductor is constructed in Horava-Lishitz gravity. The... studies show that the effect from broken LI could modify the conductivity and condensate curve lines. The AdS/CFT correspondence implies that it is possible to construct a superconductor based on a gravitational theory without Lorentz invariance.
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(EMBO) The Government of Singapore, the European Molecular Biology Organization and its intergovernmental funding body, the European Molecular Biology Conference, have signed a cooperation agreement... to strengthen scientific interaction and collaborative research between Singapore and Europe. This milestone agreement marks the first time a non-European nation has become an EMBC Associate Member State.
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(University of Southern California) Policymakers and developers lack a complete picture of the potential dangers of air pollution when advocating the construction of high-density housing (like... apartment buildings) along traffic corridors to take advantage of public transit.
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(American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine) Internationally known, knee ligament researcher, Lars Engebretsen, M.D., Ph.D., will be inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports... Medicine (AOSSM) Hall of Fame on Friday, July 10th, during the Society's Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. AOSSM Hall of Famers are individuals in the sports medicine community who have contributed immensely and set themselves apart from others in the field.
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(University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center) Xiaoting Zhang, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Cancer Biology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, has received a... $1.8 million, five-year, R01 award from the National Cancer Institute to continue breast cancer research focusing on the function of the protein MED1 on HER2-positive breast cancer.
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(Johns Hopkins Medicine) The Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality and the Queen's Health Systems in Honolulu have entered into a collaboration agreement to improve patient... safety and quality of care initiatives at hospitals in the state of Hawaii.
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(World Scientific) Coastal and ocean engineers can now look forward to new research reading material compiled in a single compendium. Published by World Scientific, the 'International Compendium of... Coastal Engineering' aims to provide a comprehensive overview of coastal engineering from basic theory to engineering practice.
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Could black phosphorus be the next silicon?

EurekAlert! - 7 Jul 2015 06:00
(McGill University) In a study published in Nature Communications, researchers from McGill University and Université de Montréal report that when electrons move in a phosphorus transistor, they do... so only in two dimensions. The finding suggests that black phosphorus could help engineers surmount one of the big challenges for future electronics: designing energy-efficient transistors.
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(American Institute of Physics) Ainissa Ramirez, a self-described 'science evangelist,' is the winner of the 2015 Andrew Gemant Award, an annual prize recognizing significant contributions to the... cultural, artistic or humanistic dimension of physics, the American Institute of Physics announced today.
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Tiny wires could provide a bigYarns of niobium nanowire can make supercapacitors to provide a surge of energy when it's needed
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(American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology) New research offers clues as to why some kids can have a second, related severe allergic reaction hours after a first -- and what to do about it.
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(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Many people believe that Phase I trials with healthy volunteers are very risky and because they pose risks with no benefits, unethical. But how risky... are such trials? Less than 1 percent of 11,000 healthy volunteers who participated in 394 Phase I trials for new drugs experienced serious complications, according to a new meta-analysis of participants in non-cancer, Phase I medication trials. In addition, none of the volunteers died or suffered persistent disabilities linked to the experimental drugs.
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(American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine) Dr. James R. Andrews, M.D., orthopaedic sports medicine leader and past AOSSM President, will be inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for... Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Hall of Fame on Friday, July 10th, during the Society's Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. AOSSM Hall of Famers are individuals in the sports medicine community who have contributed immensely and set themselves apart from others in the field.
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(Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group) Researchers at Brown University examined three magnetically programmable shunt valves to see if the magnetic field emissions of headphones can cause... unintentional changes in shunt valve settings. Based on their findings, the researchers state that it is highly unlikely that commercially available headphones will interfere with programmable shunt valve settings.
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(World Scientific) A team of researchers from the MGH Center for Engineering in Medicine has developed a novel approach that dramatically simplifies the evaluation of the liver's drug-metabolizing... activity and the potential toxic effects of the products of that activity on other organs.
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(American Chemical Society) Journalists registering for the American Chemical Society's (ACS') 250th National Meeting & Exposition this fall will have a wealth of new scientific information available... for their news stories. More than 9,000 presentations are planned on a wide range of topics from health to the environment. The meeting, one of the largest scientific conferences of the year, will be held Aug. 16-20 in Boston.
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(University of California - San Diego) Researchers have designed a new cloaking device that overcomes some of the limitations of existing 'invisibility cloaks.' In a new study, electrical engineers at... the University of California, San Diego have designed a cloaking device that is both thin and does not alter the brightness of light around a hidden object. The technology behind this cloak will have more applications than invisibility, such as concentrating solar energy and increasing signal speed in optical communications.
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(University of Warwick) Tests have shown that a new cancer drug, FY26, is 49 times more potent than the clinically used treatment Cisplatin.Based on a compound of the rare precious metal osmium and... developed by researchers at the University of Warwick's Department of Chemistry and the Warwick Cancer Research Unit, FY26 is able to shut down a cancer cell by exploiting weaknesses inherent in their energy generation.
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(Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)) The protein CEP63 is crucial for the correct division of brain stem cells. In its absence, mice reproduce Seckel syndrome. The scientists... rescued the microcephaly during mouse embryonic development by removing a protein that caused the loss of stem cells.Also, CEP63-depleted male mice are infertile. The relationship between this protein and sperm production is revealed for the first time.
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(University of the Basque Country ) The IT 781-13 group has for the last 10 years been conducting research into building structures and materials (concrete, steel and timber). According to its latest... piece of research, timber is a very light, tough material which is being increasingly used in building due to the fact that it is a renewable item and consumes little energy in the manufacturing process.
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(University of Leicester) The discovery could pave the way to new treatments for the disease.
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Sculpting a cell's backside

EurekAlert! - 7 Jul 2015 06:00
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) When Greek mythology and cell biology meet, you get the protein Callipygian, recently discovered and named by researchers at The Johns Hopkins University for its role in... determining which area of a cell becomes the back as it begins to move.
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(University of Adelaide) University of Adelaide researchers are developing a laser system for fast, noninvasive, onsite breath analysis for disease, potentially enabling screening for a range of... diseases including diabetes, infections and various cancers in the future.
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Samsung Electronics is predicting operating profit of around 6.9 trillion won for the April to June period, down 4.2 percent from a year earlier.
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Sheryl Sandberg joins board ofFacebook COO's late husband ran the online polling company for six years.
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Black holes are, by definition, impossible to see by conventional methods and are often further obscured by thick blankets of dust or gas. But that's not an issue for NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic... Telescope Array (NuSTAR). It can peek through the obsc...
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It's game on in Aberford,Women of the 1950s go head to head against zombies in Aberford -- a melee brawler game under development that delves deep into the social issues of post-war suburbia.
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Climate change turns maleFor the first time, scientists have confirmed that climate change affects the sex determination process of Australian bearded dragons in the wild.
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Asus' magical Pegasus 2 PlusAsus recently announced the Pegasus 2 Plus, the company's successor to 2014's budget-friendly Pegasus X002. The Pegasus 2 Plus is improved in virtually every way from its predecessor, though pricing... and availability weren't disclosed. The post Asus’ magical Pegasus 2 Plus includes 3GB of RAM and a 1080p screen for good measure appeared first on Digital Trends.
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White box switching? We've heard of it As the John Chambers and Chuck Robbins worldwide roadshow grinds on, Cisco has dipped another tentative toe in the dangerous waters of bare metal switching, with... an investment in Parisian software vendor 6Wind....
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Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S6An unlocked 32GB model of the Samsung Galaxy S6 is being sold on eBay for only $499.99. The device is brand new and comes with the extra color option of blue that is not available from carriers in the... United States.
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OnePlus will now #NeverSettleConsidering the features that have been both teased and leaked for the OnePlus 2, it's not exactly surprising that people would presume it's going to cost quite a lot, almost at mainstream flagship... smartphone levels of $500 or more. OnePlus CEO Peter Lau, however, is now disputing those speculations and putting a public promise on the price of the upcoming …
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Two giant robots are going toThe teams behind two giant robots have challenged each other to a duel.          
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Still hostile to users, says EFF A leaked copy of Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiating text from May seems to show the US trying to mollify the other countries finagling over the deal....
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HTC struggles in the shadow ofHTC continues to struggle in the shadow of its larger, more dominant rivals, Apple and Samsung. Bloomberg's David Ingles takes a look at the company's earnings on "First Up."          
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Pebbles Poised to Make Planets

SpaceRef - 7 Jul 2015 05:06
A team of astronomers led from St. Andrews and Manchester universities today (6 July) announced the discovery of a ring of rocks circling a very young star....
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Government 'Digital Locker' will hand 1GB to each citizen India last week launched a national Digital locker/, a kind of Dropbox clone it hopes will simplify citizens' interactions with government....
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Samsung predicts that its earnings from April-June of this year will likely be down four percent from last year, suggesting that sales of its newest flagship smartphones have failed to hit the mark.... However, it will still be the company's highest qua...
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New Google Doodle HonorsTsubaraya passed away in 1970, but his distinctive influence on special effects lives on
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Every summer, the population of algae in the North Atlantic reaches a peak, with the blue-green color of the phytoplankton causing the ocean to visibly change, even from space.
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Planck's Stunning New Images

SpaceRef - 7 Jul 2015 04:47
A ring of dust 200 light-years across and a loop covering a third of the sky: two of the results in a new map from the Planck satellite....
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Bring it! Japan accepts giantOh it's definitely on! Since MegaBots Inc. appealed to nationalism, without anyone asking them to, challenged Suidobashi Heavy Industries to the world's first ever giant robot fight. Of course, the... Japanese robotics company had no choice but to accept, also in the name of Japan. Especially after the country's defeat in the Women's World Cup yesterday at the hands of …
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Scientists Turn To Seahorses Researchers at Clemson University have created a new sort of robotic design based on the long, curled tail of the seahorse. The seahorse is unique because it consists of “square prisms surrounded... by bony plates that are connected by joints.” Other animal tails are cylindrical and therefore easily crushed. The researchers write: Researchers found that the square prototype was…
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Samsung Q2 Profit BelowMisses chance to boost sales before the arrival of Apple's next iPhone
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Army researchers at the Redstone Arsenal have announced a significant breakthrough in solar energy production. They've created a photovoltaic solar panel that is smaller, more robust and less... expensive to build and operate than any other panel curren...
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The Mars Curiosity rover has received much press for its dramatic landing and for unearthing evidence of water that it's easy to forget that another rover still roams the red planet. (Younger siblings... get all the attention.) But earlier this year we got word that the 11-year-old Opportunity rover completed an entire marathon's worth of trekking across the surface of Mars. Now, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has released an epic time-lapse video that chronicles the entire trip, from when Opportunity landed in late January of 2004 to when the rover passed the 26.2-mile mark in April of this year. The images on the left were taken from the hazard-avoidance camera, or hazcam, and a map on the right shows Opportunity's twisted path. While...
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Samsung Electronic's Earnings Another quarter, another lackluster earnings guidance from Samsung Electronics. Heralded as Apple’s arch rival in “The Great Smartphone War” just two years ago, Samsung’s performance has... declined as competition from a bevy of other Android makers cuts into its market share.
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You can watch a threesome inThe fast growing virtual reality content space has typically focused on gaming and travel, but a new entry into the field in the U.S. is taking things into a completely different direction: VR porn... Naughty America has begun rolling out immersive VR porn, a move it calls a first by a U.S.-based major porn company (although there are already a number of smaller outfits distributing VR porn internationally, such as Virtual Porn 360). See also: Through the Looking Glass: Virtual Reality gets real at CES "Our customers want to get as close to reality as they can get, without reality getting in the way," said Naughty America CEO Andreas Hronopoulos in a statement accompanying the launch of its first VR porn video on Monday.
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Kestrel PersistentKestrel Persistent Surveillance Systems (PSS), A small private firm in the US, has developed a surveillance system that could potentially capture every crime the moment it happens.
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Pipe dreams: When life gets inMy relationship with skateboarding runs deep. It’s a subculture that defined my childhood, shaped who I am today and inspired the photographs I take. For nearly a decade I’ve focused my camera on... the same group of guys who push themselves to the edge of what their bodies can handle. I’ve watched them grow up, have kids, get jobs and settle into their adult lives Even as the dreams of professional skate careers have dwindled for myself and the crew I grew up with, the friendships that came from all those years of traveling and struggling to make skate videos has never faded. Eric Hunt backside ollies in a satellite dish made into a skate spot at an abandoned building foundation in Asheville, North Carolina turned into a DIY skate spot in 2011.
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If you want your kids to learn something while they're out of school but would rather not ship them to some distant summer camp, Google is about to come to your rescue. It's kicking off the latest... edition of its annual Camp Google on July 13th, and t...
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San Francisco's immigrationSAN FRANCISCO — The killing of a woman at a sightseeing pier has brought criticism down on this liberal city because the Mexican man under arrest was in the U.S. illegally, had been deported five... times and was out on the streets after San Francisco officials disregarded a request from immigration authorities to keep him locked up. San Francisco is one of dozens of cities and counties across the country that do not fully cooperate with federal immigration authorities. The city goes so far as to promote itself as a "sanctuary" for people in the country illegally. See also: Hispanic leaders call on Republicans to condemn Donald Trump
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Malaysia-based GlassesGlobalGroup, a Kuala Lumpur-based eyeglass retailer founded by a former Rocket Internet executive, is eyeing expansion across Asia and Europe with its recently closed $3 million Series A. The... round was led by Caixa Capital and Nova Founders Capital, and angel investors including Toivos Annus, Uwe Kolb, and Siegfried Drueker.
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Pembient Co-Founder George Pembient, the startup that creates genetically identical animal parts in a lab, blew up after we first wrote about them. The founders have been inundated with requests, tweets and the startup was... even a number one topic on several Reddit threads for a hot second since launching last month. The popularity is most likely due to the startup’s noble goal to upend the illegal wildlife…
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Potential Date For Next-GenIt is understandable that if you are an iPhone fan and you're looking to make an upgrade, you are probably looking forward to hearing about Apple's next-gen iPhones – the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. It... is largely assumed that Apple will keep to their schedule of a September announcement, and now a potential date for said announcement has been revealed. According to the folks at M.I.C. Gadget, it seems that they have heard from their sources in Foxconn that apparently the next-gen iPhones will be announced on the 11th of September 2015, which is also a Friday. Given that last year's iPhone was announced on the 9th of September, we suppose it is close enough to be a possible date. However it is odd that Apple would choose 9/11 to be a date to announce their products on, given the negative...
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If you like tracking things like the number of steps you've taken, how many calories you've burnt, and what your heart rate is, a smartwatch like the Apple Watch might be a good investment. However if... you plan on going swimming and want to measure your biometrics, it's apparently something the Apple Watch can't do, or can it? The folks at Active in Time have recently tested what they're claiming is the world's first swimming app for the Apple Watch, which as the name suggests will help track and measure your vitals while you swim. This includes measuring the length of your swim sessions, total distance, time, and heart rate. The developers then put the app to the test and based on their findings, it worked perfectly. The only downside is that because the Apple Watch turns its display off...
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Samsung expects seventhSmartphone giant expects second-quarter operating profit to decline 4 percent and miss analysts' expectations.
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Bits Blog: Sheryl Sandberg Joins SurveyMonkey's Board

The New York Times - 7 Jul 2015 03:36
Bits Blog: Sheryl SandbergMs. Sandberg, who lost her husband, Dave Goldberg, in May, is taking a seat on the online survey company he helped build. Facebook's former C.F.O. is also joining the board.
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Sheryl Sandberg joins board ofFormer Facebook CFO David Ebersman also joined the SurveyMonkey board.          
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Amazon Cloud Drive Comes to iOS App Store

The Mac Observer - 7 Jul 2015 03:29
Amazon Cloud Drive Comes toAmazon released Cloud Drive for iPhone and iPad while we were off for the holiday weekend. Amazon Cloud Drive is the company's Dropbox competitor-Amazon Prime subscribers get unlimited photo storage... and 5GB for videos and other files. The company also offers a $59.99 version of the service that gives you unlimited storage for everything. While most folks think of Amazon as a retailer, the company has also become a major provider of cloud services. Cloud Drive leverages Amazon's vast data center capacity. The iOS app supporting Cloud Drive joins existing apps for Mac, PC, Android, and Amazon's own Fire Phone. You can use it to view your files and folders, preview documents, play videos and music stored on your Cloud Drive, and share your files as links and attachments.
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Cloud services provider Bulletproof has announced that as it completes the integration of recently acquired Pantha Corp, the company expects solid results for the 2015 financial year.
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CityLab shows how electricU the east of the US, the impact of charging EVs does more harm to the environment than gas cars, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research.
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Why women really are theA review of global data by the University of Southern California has found heart disease to be behind most of the excess deaths documented in adult men.
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NASA's New Horizons sends backNASA has released the latest batch of photos its New Horizons spacecraft has taken of the dwarf planet Pluto, and in them we see a larger and somewhat less fuzzy version of the two shots from last... week. Those same mysterious dark spots are visible in them, as are other crevices and shadows. There are three images total, and they …
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Judge dimisses secondA former Goldman Sachs programmer saw his second criminal conviction dismissed on Monday in a long-fought, technically challenging legal battle that centered on 32MB of copied code. The dismissal... marks a significant victory for Sergey Aleynikov, who was a highly paid programmer for Goldman's high-frequency trading operation, designing complex code to make split-second trades. Aleynikov won an appeal against federal charges in April 2012, but prosecutors refiled new charges against him under New York state laws different than the federal acts he was previously accused of violating. In May, he was convicted by a jury of one count of Unlawful Use Of Secret Scientific Material, a rarely-used statute enacted in 1967. The jury did not reach a verdict on a similar count and dismissed another...
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By Kim Lachance Shandrow, Entrepreneur Staff Smartphones don't play well with hot cars. If you've ever received the dreaded temperature warning on your phone's home screen after leaving it in a... sizzling vehicle for too long, you know exactly what we...
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Wildcat, maker of theBritish automaker Wildcat has launched a crowdfunding platform to produce two new models, the MV-LSV and the W22. The lightweight W22 is designed for track day performance and SUV-like luxury, while... is MV-LSV is a high-speed military vehicle. The post Wildcat, maker of the Corvette-powered Land Rover, is building a badass Light Strike Vehicle appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Eddy Cue: Apple 'working' toLast week, we noted that Apple’s latest iOS 8.4 release with Apple Music removes support for the long-existing Music Home Sharing feature. This function allows an iOS device user to stream music... from a computer running iTunes on their own WiFi network. Today, Apple Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services noted on Twitter that […]
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'Hacking Team' Data BreachCybersecurity firm Hacking Team experienced a data breach earlier today, resulting in 400 GB of its documents being leaked onto the Internet, reports The Guardian. The documents confirm Hacking Team's... ability to infiltrate and monitor jailbroken iPhones on behalf of government law enforcement agencies like the NSA, as noted by Macworld. Much has been speculated before and after Edward Snowden's release of a trove of National Security Agency (NSA) documents in 2013 about the capabilities of the United States' agencies as well as those of allies and enemies. The Hacking Team dump reveals quite a bit more about the routine functions of third-party suppliers into that ecosystem, including specifically enumerated capabilities. iOS users should therefore take note that the long-running concern...
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Remember Helio, the MVNO that operated on Sprint's network back in 2006? We barely do ourselves -- but it's back anyway. For reasons unclear, Ubi Telecom, a mobile company that focuses on... Korean-speaking Americans, is betting that Helio can make a successful comeback. The zombie carrier will operate on Sprint's network, just like before, and will also have a roaming agreement with Verizon Wireless. Helio's $29 per month rate plan will get you unlimited talk, text and data -- sounds great right? Except that Ubi also seems to believe that customers are nostalgic for the days of dial-up Internet, because Helio will cap data speeds at 128kbps -- so you can wave goodbye to any thoughts of streaming music or video. On the hardware front, you...
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Hub By Premier Inn Could BeHotel rooms are pretty standard for the most part, although in recent times some are getting a bit more hi-tech by including more gadgets, and allowing guests to unlock their room doors using their... smartphone or even their smartwatch. However it seems that the Hub by Premier Inn hotel will take things to the next level by allowing the guest to control their room using a wearable. Recently the folks at Techworld were invited to stay at the Hub hotel, which according to their report and experience, could very well be the hotel of the future. Through a dedicated app for smartphones and smartwatches, it will allow the guest to control a lot of facilities in their rooms with their mobile or wearable devices. Guests will be able to adjust settings like the temperature, television, and even the...
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Microsoft's Tossup App HelpsMicrosoft might have their own Windows Phone platform to deal with, but it seems that the company has no issues with developing for competing platforms as well. In fact recently Microsoft announced a... new app called Tossup that was designed specifically for both the iOS and Android platforms. What is Tossup, you ask? Basically it's an app by Microsoft Garage that is designed to help schedule meetups with your friends and family. According to Microsoft's own description, "Tossup is a lightweight and fast mobile experience that helps groups plan and make decisions by giving them the ability to vote and suggest choices. It's an ideal tool to make decisions about timing, availability, what to do, nearby venues and spending limits." Thanks to the use of information pulled from Bing, those in the...
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Apple Reportedly Planning ToWhen you walk into an Apple Store, you will notice that there is a glaring difference in design between the products offered by Apple in the form of official accessories, versus third-party... accessories. The packaging is obviously different due to the fact that third-party manufacturers all have their own style when it comes to packaging their products. However according to a report from 9to5Mac, it seems that all of that will soon change. According to their report and photos, it seems that Apple will be repackaging the products of third-party accessories to make them look more in line with the way Apple packages their own products. Of course they won't be doing this without their permission as Apple is said to have been working with select manufacturers in changing their packaging, at...
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How to Play Nintendo DS GamesAs we discussed in a recent post, iPhone and iPad owners who are willing to jailbreak their devices are treated to countless features, tweaks and upgrades that everyone else will never see, but for... many users, it’s just not worth the hassle. After all, your iPhone probably already does everything you need it to anyway, including play Nintendo DS games without a jailbreak.
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Hydrogen-powered Toyota MiraiToyota's hydrogen-powered Mirai can go 312 miles without needing a fuel refill, nabbing the previous title away from Tesla Model S's 270-mile range. At the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival last week, Toyota... announced its hydrogen-powered Mirai can achieve a range of 312 miles, marking the the most a zero-emissions car can reach to date. See also: Chevrolet thinks it can one-up Tesla with a $30,000, 200-mile Bolt The Mirai, named after the Japanese word for "future," uses a fuel cell to convert hydrogen into electricity, which is used to power an electric motor. Thanks to the hydrogen usage, the only exhaust the Mirai produces is water vapor
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Hacking Software Firm Is Hacked

Wall Street Journal - 7 Jul 2015 02:57
Hacking Team, which sells software allowing governments to hack into computers, has itself been hacked, and files posted late Sunday indicate it sold surveillance technology to dozens of countries.
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At last, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is sending back images of Pluto that look (slightly) better than brown blobs or pixel art. The probe has delivered a new batch of images from between 7.8... million to 9.2 million miles away, or close enough that ...
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Flotation vests save thousands of people from drowning every year, but they aren't of any use if they aren't actually worn. Despite their utility, many people choose not to wear such vests for reasons... of comfort, fashion, or space, so Kingii is marketing what is calls the world's smallest inflatable as an alternative. The focus of an Indiegogo campaign, the wrist-worn device is aimed at swimmers, surfers, sailors, and others who like getting their feet wet. ..
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Hacking Team confirms it was hacked

ZDNet - 7 Jul 2015 02:47
Italian surveillance software company Hacking Team has confirmed that it was hacked, resulting in the leak of 400GB worth of emails, documents, and other sensitive data on Monday.
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Study finds dramaticDuke researchers analysed medical data from almost a thousand 38 year olds. While some appeared medically in their late 20s, some seemed almost 60.
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Aston Martin will team up withAston Martin and Red Bull Racing's Adrian Newey will reportedly team up to design a supercar to rival the McLaren P1 GTR and LaFerrari FXX K. The target launch date is sometime in 2018. The post Aston... Martin will team up with Red Bull Technologies on a new supercar appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Samsung expects that its operating profit for the second quarter of 2015 will drop four percent from the previous year, falling from 7.2 trillion won ($6.26 billion) in Q2 2014 to an estimated 6.9... trillion won ($6.12 billion) in Q2 2015. If the figures are correct, it'll be Samsung's seventh straight slip in profits, with the company's smartphones continuing to falter in the market even as its chip division improves its earnings. The estimated figures for this quarter are particularly important because they're the first to factor in sales of Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. The Korean company released its latest flagship phones in April, and both were expected to address the company's sliding profits after the launch of the...
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Hyperkin Smart Boy Going To Be A Reality

Ubergizmo - 7 Jul 2015 02:42
Hyperkin Smart Boy Going To BeIt is always nice to see a concept or an idea take off and make its way to reality, and the same can be said of the Hyperkin Smart Boy. This particular concept was depicted in April earlier this year,... and it seems that the folks over at Hyperkin are going to do their darndest best to ensure that the peripheral itself will end up on store shelves. Basically, the Hyperkin Smart Boy is a controller case that will let one enjoy whatever original Game Boy cartridges that you still have on your smartphone itself. It works this way – you place the Hyperkin Smart Boy onto your smartphone, where data from the cartridge will be sent into the device''s ROM. From there, it is anybody's guess as to how the game will run, although it is most likely that an emulator of sorts will see action. Still, it...
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We say it almost everyday. When friends text to meet at 7. Ok. When your boss hands you an assignment. Ok. When you need to pay the bill. Ok. And so on. But where did that term come from? What did it... first mean? This interesting word breakdown from Arika Okrent dives into the real origin of OK and reveals how it's similar to the OMG and LOL of today.
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Samsung's earnings to missSecond quarter earnings for the world's biggest smartphone maker, Samsung Electronics, will likely miss market expectations.
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GG1 Could Be New Google Glass

Ubergizmo - 7 Jul 2015 02:37
GG1 Could Be New Google GlassWhile the idea of wearing a pair of Google Glass is certainly cool, it did not manage to take off in a big way, and had its Explorer program shut down earlier this year as well. Perhaps there is time... to regroup and rethink on how to make things better, and word has it that there might very well be a new version of Google Glass that is in the pipeline – at least according to an approval by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of a new device from Google that is simply called “GG1.” The GG1 is shrouded in a greater veil of mystery than Senator Palpatine himself as he plotted and schemed his way to become the Emperor in the fictional Star Wars universe. Perhaps this is because Google was granted a certain level of confidentiality, and from what has been garnered online so far,...
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Self-Driving Robot Taxis MightSelf-driving cars happen to be an idea that has yet to take off fully for the very simple reason that it has not been fully tested out just yet – after all, there are still niggling issues to work... out, such as close calls on the road. Well, if it were to be successful, self-driving robot taxis might be part of the solution to a global problem – that of global warming. Scientists have already stepped f