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25 Nov 2014 - Global

Craigslist taken offline by hacker

Slash Gear - 24 Nov 2014 14:10
Craigslist taken offline byCraigslist is a site where people run ads for all sorts of items they want to sell, jobs, and a plethora of other strange listings and personals. Millions of folks use the site each month and if you... frequent Craigslist and were unable to get on the site yesterday, it wasn't just you. Craigslist was hacked and the hacker was …
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SpaceX is banking on its plan to recycle rockets as a means of cutting the cost of space travel and transport. CEO Elon Musk revealed the latest part of this puzzle over the weekend: the autonomous... spaceport drone ship. ..
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Soyuz Rocket Blasts Off For Space Station

Sky News - 24 Nov 2014 02:27
Soyuz Rocket Blasts Off ForItaly's first female astronaut is among those aboard the spacecraft on a mission to the international facility.
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Egyptian Cyber Army: TheThere's a new hacking group in cyberspace, and it's going after the Islamic State's online propaganda. Last week, less than 24 hours after ISIS social media accounts posted a threatening message from... the group's leader, the audio recording was replaced with a song and its transcript with a logo resembling that of the Egyptian military, accompanied by a writing in Arabic that read "Egyptian Cyber Army." See also: 5 Biggest Computer Viruses of All Time Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's recording had been hacked, and the operation carried all the hallmarks of a group such as the Syrian Electronic Army A screenshot of the message that replaced the transcript of the Baghadi's message
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Lithium and resource dependency

GigaOM - 24 Nov 2014 22:28
When discussing fossil fuel dependency, the national debate at least on the security front, has focused on how being dependent on Middle Eastern nations for oil threatens national security. The... solution…
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[From GamerTell] We dive into the looming existential void of The Old City: Leviathan. We like what we see.
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South Korean GovernmentThe South Korean government is threatening selfie stick retailers with fines of up to $27K and jail time over some of the group selfie products they’re selling, and it’s all because of... electromagnetic radiation. Feeling lost yet? Us too. According to Quartz, the issue is specifically with bluetooth enabled selfie sticks like the CamKix one […]
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German study supports free "Super WiFi"

Phys.org - 24 Nov 2014 16:05
German study supports freeThe need for the wireless transfer of data will increase significantly in the coming years. Scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) therefore propose to turn some of the TV... frequencies that will become free into common property and to use it to extend existing wireless networks (WiFi) instead of using the frequencies for mobile communications. Their study, published in the international journal Telecommunications Policy, recommends that the additional frequencies not be marketed but made available to the population and companies at no cost.
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Scientist develops uncrackableMark Hart, a scientist and engineer in Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) Defense Technologies Division, has been awarded the 2015 Surety Transformation Initiative (STI) Award from the... National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) Enhanced Surety Program.
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Codebreaking has moved onWe have always been been intrigued by keeping secrets and uncovering the secrets of others, whether that's childhood secret messages, or secrets and codebreaking of national importance.
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Angry Birds, Clash of ClansApple has always had a commitment to support the (Product)RED campaign and raise awareness for the fight against Aids worldwide. It has released special iPods and iPhone covers in the past but its... latest endeavour is perhaps the most visible yet. For...
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The malware, known as Regin, is highly sophisticated and must have been the product of a nation state, researchers at Symantec have concluded. It has targeted many kinds of individuals and…
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VIDEO: Flying the 'Nintendo'How easy is it to fly the British military's next-generation of fighter jet?
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Careful what you wish against:It may seem from the outside as if Silicon Valley repeats the same boom and bust cycle over and over again. In fact, at peak performance, the Valley is like a self-healing organism that assiduously... learns from its mistakes. During the most recent cycle, following the great dot-com collapse of 2000, the Valley almost corrected itself out of a repeat disaster. This time around, the consumer Web […]
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Snapchat's Newest Money Maker Snapchat took its first shot at monetizing its Our Stories collaborative livestream feature tonight with a Samsung-branded look at The American Music Awards. We were tipped off to the AMA Our Story,... and Snapchat confirms to me that it was paid by Samsung for the promotion. The AMA Our Story intersplices “Sponsored”-tagged Samsung photos and videos from behind the scenes at the…
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Hubble spots stellar nurseriesHubble has captured a new image of barred spiral galaxy NGC 986, located in the heart of the constellation Fornax.
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Drone Beat: 500 strikes in 12The U.S. government uses them to bomb alleged terrorists in far-away places. Tech companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook are all toying with the idea of using them, and now they're a... photographer's secret weapon. Drones are a big part of our lives, whether we see them or not. Drone Beat collects the best and most important stories every week. If you want even more on Drones, subscribe to the Center for the Study of the Drone Weekly Roundup, which features news, commentary, analysis and updates on drone technology. Drone Beat's coverage areas this week Last update: Friday, 5:15 p.m. ET
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Crypto protocols held back by legacy, says ENISA

The Register - 24 Nov 2014 05:05
EU takes the microscope to security The EU Agency for Network Information and Security (ENISA) has updated its 2013 crypto guidelines, designed to help developers protect personal information in line... with EU law, and has sternly told crypto designers they're doing it wrong, in two reports released late last week....
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Apple Announces World AIDS DayApple today announced its campaign for World AIDS Day 2014 done in collaboration with (Product) RED, noting that it will offer a special Apps for (RED) section in the App Store that will contain 25... apps with exclusive new content that will benefit the Global Fund to fight AIDS. In addition to these special apps, Apple will also donate a portion of its retail and online sales on Friday, November 28 and Monday, December 1. "Apple is a proud supporter of (RED) because we believe the gift of life is the most important gift anyone can give," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. "For eight years, our customers have been helping fight AIDS in Africa by funding life-saving treatments which are having a profoundly positive impact. This year we are launching our biggest fundraising push yet with the...
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Tweet 10,000 times, and EdwardAn unaired "SNL" sketch reveals what happens when you've written 10,000 tweets. You get a celebrity kiss, a visit from Woody Harrelson dressed as God and an elaborate music-dance routine.
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SnapJet lets you print yourA new device seeking funding on Kickstarter uses Polaroid technology to let you wirelessly print photos from your smartphone.
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Trio of XSS turns attackers into admins An estimated 86 per cent of WordPress websites harbour a dangerous cross-site scripting (XSS) hole in the popular comment system plugin, in what researcher Jouk... Pynnonen calls the most serious flaw in five years. The bug could provide a pathway for attacking visitors' machines....
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It's no secret that the FCC has at least a few links to the communications companies it's policing. Chairman Tom Wheeler is a former lobbyist, and commissioners have taken industry jobs mere months... after leaving office. However, Vice News has...
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Symantec researchers are impressed by Regin, which has been conducting high-level surveillance campaigns worldwide since 2008. Is it state-sponsored?
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Samsung Considering Shake-Up in Management

Wall Street Journal - 24 Nov 2014 03:04
Samsung Considering Shake-UpSamsung Electronics is considering a leadership shake-up, including installing a new mobile chief, according to people familiar with the matter, to revive its fortunes after a difficult year.
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Highly sophisticated malware isn't limited to relatively high-profile sabotage code like Stuxnet -- sometimes, it's designed to fly well under the radar. Symantec has discovered Regin, a very complex... trojan that has been spying on everyone from...
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An anonymous reader writes with news that NASA has released remastered pictures of Europa taken by the Galileo spacecraft. "Scientists have produced a new version of what is perhaps NASA's best view... of Jupiter's ice-covered moon, Europa. The mosaic of color images was obtained in the late 1990s by NASA's Galileo spacecraft. This is the first time that NASA is publishing a version of the scene produced using modern image processing techniques. This view of Europa stands out as the color view that shows the largest portion of the moon's surface at the highest resolution. An earlier, lower-resolution version of the view, published in 2001, featured colors that had been strongly enhanced. The new image more closely approximates what the human eye would see. Space imaging enthusiasts have...
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Bloodhound SSC chasesThe Bloodhound SSC is looking to break the 1,000-mph barrier in the next two years. The rocket car will use a supercharged Jaguar V8 in is propulsion system, but the British engine isn't used the way... you might think. The post Bloodhound SSC chases 1,000-mph land speed record with the 'heart' of a Jaguar appeared first on Digital Trends.
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T-Mobile expands list of musicT-Mobile's popular music streaming program just doubled in size.
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It was one of the final questions of the NSA's open Q&A today, and one that's weighed heavily on the minds of American citizens since the Prism scandal last year: "Are our fears of being discreetly... spied on merited?" They aren't, according to NSA...
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Watch: Italy's First FemaleSamantha Cristoforetti spent her first day on the International Space Station.
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News Corp. buys stake in parent company of Indian real estate website PropTiger.com
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Thanks to accessories like Google Cardboard and Samsung's Gear VR, using a smartphone to enter a virtual reality world has become relatively simple. However, those options have the limitation of being... available to use only with Android, leaving iOS...
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Today, employees across the Sony Pictures offices were greeted with a strange picture as they tried to login to their computers. Since this afternoon, computers at the company have been completely... unresponsive, showing a glowering CGI skeleton, a series of URL addresses, and a threatening message from a hacker group that identifies itself as #GOP. Dozens of Sony Twitter accounts were also commandeered to tweet out similar messages, although Sony seems to have regained control of those accounts. Early reports from Sony employees suggest the studio has yet to regain computer access.
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Fueled by another $21.5 million in venture backing, the company's touts its tight integration with inventory, logistics and marketing processes.
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Gaming system that draws realA gaming project that draws real blood when you take virtual damage takes a blow after Kickstarter suspends the campaign's funding.
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T-Mobile will begin giving its customers clearer information about when they're placed on reduced data speeds. Under a new agreement with the Federal Communications Commission, T-Mobile will provide... customers with a link to a speed test when they're placed on reduced data speeds so that they can accurately see what kind of service they're getting. The updated policy was announced today and will go into effect within 60 days. "Consumers need this information to fully understand what they are getting." The agreement is meant to clarify potential confusion around how T-Mobile has handled network speed tests. On a number of T-Mobile plans, customers will be placed on dramatically reduced data speeds once they run through their allotment on...
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Have bears learnt to FOLLOWGrizzly bears in Montana have begun to follow hunters in a bid to steal elk they kill, researchers believe.
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Helios wireless headphones getThe Helios headphones on Kickstarter are geared toward removing the dual annoyances of cords and having to keep your headphone battery charged.
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Harman/Kardon Esquire Mini Review

The Huffington Post - 24 Nov 2014 23:13
Exuberant but not refined, most portable Bluetooth speakers look like they're designed for jocks, juveniles or jokers, with gentlemen left in the lurch. However, the aptly named Esquire Mini by... Harman/Kardon fills that gap. If you ride polo ponies, look great in a tux, prepped at Andover and summer in Oyster Bay, then this is the speaker for you. Of course, you don't need to be quite as elite as all that: at $150 at the time of this writing, the unit is premium priced but not over the moon. Part of what you're paying for is design, materials and build quality. With a precision cut ceramic-coated metal front grille in black, brown, white or (coming soon) tan, a matching leather back and leather hand strap (sorry, vegans), plus accents in brushed aluminum and a bit of chrome, this slim,...
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Workday's Financial Management portfolio also surpassed the 100-customer milestone during the quarter.
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People throw around the term "PTSD" when talking about Katniss Everdeen's state in the Hunger Games movies. But does she fit the criteria for PTSD diagnosis? We asked some experts. The post How Bad Is... Katniss’ PTSD in The Hunger Games? We Asked the Experts appeared first on WIRED.
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Until now, if you wanted to share clips from the show you're watching with your friends, running it back on the DVR and filming your TV with Vine was an easy option. Other workarounds achieve more... less than stellar results, but a new app for iOS and...
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The latest Humble MobileThe latest Humble Mobile Bundle collection offers up a bunch of Android games under the "pay what you want" model. However, this one has a couple of extra wrinkles. One is that it centers on titles... published by Crescent Moon Games. The other is that even more games will be added to the bundle when it reaches certain monetary goals.
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FAA said to be imposing strictThe FAA's anticipated ruling is expected to impose a number of tough restrictions for operators such as requiring licenses and limiting flights to daylight hours.
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[From EntertainmentTell] The icon Sting finally made his WWE debut and had a big impact to boot. On Raw, we should find out what inspired him to get involved.
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Researchers say sophisticated malware targets banks, telecom companies and public agencies
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sciencehabit writes The universe may be a lonelier place than previously thought. Of the estimated 100 billion galaxies in the observable universe, only one in 10 can support complex life like that on... Earth, a pair of astrophysicists argues. Everywhere else, stellar explosions known as gamma ray bursts would regularly wipe out any life forms more elaborate than microbes. The detonations also kept the universe lifeless for billions of years after the big bang, the researchers say.
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T-Mobile agrees to displayT-Mobile took a big step forward today in the realm of transparency over customer data allotments and throttling. A statement released by the FCC indicates that T-Mobile will begin providing a link to... a speed test that will provide accurate results for users who have already been throttled for the month, rather than displaying potential network speeds as it currently does. In addition, the magenta carrier said it would be clearer about data throttling in its text alerts once users have gone over their high speed data cap for the month.
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The 404 Show 1,585: BlackThe world's greatest Bridget Carey joins Ariel and Iyaz to decipher smart phone apps, Star Wars trailers, and deadly toys.
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Great iOS apps for planningWhether you're running the kitchen on the big day or just bringing a side dish or wine, I've got the perfect apps to make your holiday dinner better.
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Must-have Android apps forKeep your sanity in the kitchen this holiday season with these helpful Android apps.
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EUV lithography is one of the keys to the future of chipmaking. Over the years it has missed many deadlines and there are still big issues. But ASML says it is making progress and it's now just a... matter of "when, not if."
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True Detective season two finally has its female leads. Actors Rachel McAdams and Kelly Reilly are both joining the cast for the show's second outing, alongside Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell. Friday... Night Lights alum Taylor Kitsch will also round out the cast. BREAKING #TrueDetective News: Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch & Kelly Reilly join Colin Farrell & Vince Vaughn in #TrueDetectiveSeason2 -- HBO (@HBO) November 24, 2014 The news confirms McAdams' involvement in the new season, which has been rumored for some months. According to the HBO release, she will play Ventura County Sheriff Ani Bezzerides, a detective "whose uncompromising ethics put her at odds with others and the system she serves." She will presumably serve...
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Allow me to begin with my very best Andy Rooney impersonation: When I was growing up, there was no such thing as a "day one patch." I went to Video Station on Saturday with my parents -- if I was... lucky -- and came home with a single rented game for...
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The Blomp Coat Hook isWhen we get home, our goal is to go from work mode to relaxed mode as quickly as possible. We want to get into our pajamas, sit down with our beverage of choice and do nothing for as many hours as... possible. It’s no wonder that our mail, coat, keys, and wallet are often tossed down by the door haphazardly. It’s the last thing on our mind, which is why ...
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Google Knows What You AreThe tech giant has broken down some of the top searched gifts and it looks like Apple's iPads and Microsoft's Xbox will be big hits this year
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Defining IT with software is assumed to be a disruptive force. Reduce the cost of infrastructure by throwing out the high cost, purpose-built and proprietary hardware. Replace it with commodity... priced-white boxes that are transformed into server, networking, and storage platforms with software—and in some cases, all three in one--converged server/networking/and storage platforms. Disruption to the traditional vendors of the proprietary hardware-based stuff comes in the form of significantly reduced cost for infrastructure as seen by the enterprise consumer. Who in their right mind would ever buy that old-fashioned proprietary hardware again?
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NASA Unveils Most Amazing ViewAn incredible, reprocessed picture of Jupiter's moon Europa shows the mysterious natural satellite's amazing colors as they have never been seen before.
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Crisis Communications: WhatIn more than four decades as a journalist, I’ve covered a lot of crises –from civil wars to terrorist attacks to plane cashes, oil spills, and stock market melt-downs. And so I’ve seen a lot of... leaders try to communicate during crises. To borrow a line from Anna Karenina, “Good crisis communications teams (like happy families) are all alike.”
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Washington Post: Researchers coated subjects' hands with Lactobacillus, a harmless bacteria that you don't typically come across in a public bathroom. The idea was to mimic hands that hadn't been... washed properly. After drying hands, researchers went in and conducted 120 air-sampling tests. They found that Lactobacillus counts in the air were 4½ times higher near high-powered jet dryers than around warm-air dryers. And bacteria counts were 27 times higher near warm-air dryers than when subjects used paper towels. Ok, that's it. I'm simply not going to use public washrooms any more.∞ Read this on The Loop
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Here’s a rundown of the key specs of our Falcon Northwest Talon gaming PC that you’d want to know about in the context of game reviews: Gigabyte X99 motherboard Intel Core i7 5930K 32GB DDR4 RAM... Crucial M550 SSD – 256GB EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Let us know if you’d like to see this […] The post Falcon Northwest Talon review PC specifications [updated 11/24/2014] appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Reports Confirm that theJust four days ago, Sony announced its a7II: the world's first full-frame digital camera with 5-axis image stabilization build into the body. But as impressive as we know the image stabilization could... be, no one was quite sure what glass said stabilization would work with. The news, however, is all good. New reports are confirming […]
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Turns Out The Samsung GalaxyThe bleeding in Samsung's mobile business hasn't stopped, and not even its own flagship could stanch it. The Wall Street Journal reports that, despite its strong start and popularity in the United... States, sales of the company's Galaxy S5 smartphone fell far short of expectations--as much as 40% less than projections pegged. Now Samsung co-chief and mobile honcho J.K. Shin could have reason to fear for his job. The Galaxy S5 reportedly sold 12 million units over its first three months of availability, about 4 million less than its predecessor, the Galaxy S4. While sales in the U.S. actually increased, the American market was the only one that saw gains. But that apparently couldn't overcome waning interest in other regions, like China, where domestic smartphone makers like Xiaomi give the...
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NASA's Orion Spacecraft: FullNASA is due to launch the first test flight of its deep space Orion capsule on Dec. 4. Read all about the historic unmanned test flight here.
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Moto 360 now available withAs promised earlier this month, Motorola is now selling versions of its Android Wear-based Moto 360 smartwatch with slim 18 mm bands in silver and gold colors.
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Muscle relaxant may be viableA commonly prescribed muscle relaxant may be an effective treatment for a rare but devastating form of diabetes, researchers report. The drug, dantrolene, prevents the destruction of insulin-producing... beta cells in animal models of Wolfram syndrome and in cells taken from patients who have the illness.
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Katy Perry chosen as SuperKaty Perry has been selected as the halftime performer for Super Bowl XLIX, after publicly denouncing the idea of paying the NFL to get the gig. The post Katy Perry chosen as Super Bowl halftime show... after vowing not to ‘pay to play’ appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Flic is a wireless button that controls everything

Coolest Gadgets - 24 Nov 2014 22:21
Flic is a wireless button thatWe all wish there was an "easy button" for different aspects of our lives. It would be awfully convenient if we could just press a button, and then relationship, work, and other problems in life would... just disappear. While you can’t whisk away issues with people, you can make other parts of life far easier. Our smartphones have certainly made things more streamlined, but they can’t do everything for us. ...
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HandBrake 0.10.0 released

The Loop - 24 Nov 2014 22:17
Handbrake: HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs. Handbrake has been my go to video converting app for years.∞ Read this... on The Loop
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Tsu has been celebrating passing its one millionth user. But what is so different about the social media platform that has so many users flocking to sign up?
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Tristan Walker: Diversity canTristan Walker shows how diversity can work in and for Silicon Valley.          
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DreamWorks 'Home': Can RihannaWatch this two-minute trailer for "Home," a DreamWorks Animation film about an alien named Oh who befriends a teenage Earthling while on the run from his species.
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Book Review: Bulletproof SSL and TLS

Slashdot - 24 Nov 2014 22:10
benrothke writes If SSL is the emperor's new clothes, then Ivan Ristic in Bulletproof SSL and TLS has shown that perhaps the emperor isn't wearing anything at all. There is a perception that if a web... site is SSL secured, then it's indeed secure. Read a few pages in this important book, and the SSL = security myth is dispelled. For the first 8 of the 16 chapters, Ristic, one of the greatest practical SSL./TLS experts around, spends 230 pages showing countless weaknesses, vulnerabilities, attacks and other SSL weaknesses. He then spends the next 8 chapters showing how SSL can, if done correctly, be deployed to provide adequate security. Keep reading for the rest of Ben's review.
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People less likely toUniversity of Pennsylvania researchers studied human cooperation, and they found that people were more likely to be selfish (stock image shown) in the Prisoner's Dilemma if the reward was greater.
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UK Police Spied on ReportersLawsuit, documents reveal years of police surveillance on British journalists
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Portable Shadowball packsA ball with a crust, mantle and core just like the Earth itself might be the future of how boxers and anyone looking to get fit will train.
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Wave hello to theRather than having you whip out your phone every time you need to switch something on or off, OneCue is designed to activate connected devices with gestures. It supports infrared-controlled devices... live TVs, Blu-Ray players, and some gaming consoles. The post Wave hello to the gesture-controlled smart home with OneCue appeared first on Digital Trends.
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AMD tablet chip developmentAdvanced Micro Devices' interest in tablets has waned as the company restructures operations in an effort to turn around its finances. The tablet market is in a price battle and profit margins for... chip makers are minuscule, said Kevin Lensing, senior director for mobility solutions at AMD. "We're evaluating [tablets] closely. It's not our priority," Lensing said. Tablet sales are slowing, with the market concentrated around Apple, Samsung and low-cost Chinese tablet makers whose products do not play to AMD's strength in areas such as graphics. Instead of tablets, the company is concentrating resources on products in which it has the best chance to grow, which includes PCs, Lensing said. The PC market is slowly rebounding and AMD this week announced a new line of PC chips code-named...
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[GamerTell] GamerTell 2014 Xbox 360 Gift Guide

Technology Tell - 24 Nov 2014 22:00
[From GamerTell] Want to give (or get) a Xbox 360 this year? Check out the Xbox 360 gift guide for shopping assistance!
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Craigslist CEO: domain registrar was compromised, sending traffic to "various sites."
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Ask an Expert: All AboutIt's that time of the year: the holiday decorations are going up and the prices are going down, if only for a day. Black Friday--the Friday after Thanksgiving--is coming, and many people will head to... the stores in search of low prices. Here to offer guidance is Mark LoCastro of DealNews.
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So long as you still need physical ID cards and cash, you'll need something to carry them -- but that doesn't mean that you're stuck with a low-tech purse or wallet. StreetSmart is crowdfunding the... SmartWallet, a money holder with both a...
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A Mouse Experiment SuggestsOne area of brain science that has drawn intense interest in recent years is the study of what psychologists call reconsolidation—a ponderous technical term that, once translated, means giving... --...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 onA new mandatory update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on T-Mobile US is rolling out right now. The software version is Android 4.4.2 with Baseband N900TUVUDNK3. The update adds T-Mobile's free... in-flight texting features to the Note 3.
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Nimble HR is like Trello for hiring

GigaOM - 24 Nov 2014 21:55
I've written about Trello, the popular teak task management app designed around Kanban-style 'boards' (see Trello and Atlassian are quietly making inroads and announce new funding, and The 2013 task... management tools market)…
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Union Kitchen mixes good foodThe Washington operation merges the concepts of shared kitchen and business incubator.          
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Tales from the Borderlands andTelltale's Tales from the Borderlands is about as mainstream as it gets this week, which also features a few Japanese games being brought over to western audiences. The post Tales from the Borderlands... and some Japanese oddities lead this week in gaming appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Apple launches two-week (RED)For the holidays, Apple wants its customers to go (RED) and promises to donate some green to support the cause.
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All William Gibson's futures

The Loop - 24 Nov 2014 21:46
Medium: Cyberspace may be ancient history for Gibson, but how our future unrolls before us has once again captured his attention. After sticking fairly close to the present for his last half-dozen... novels, The Peripheral is Gibson's most wide open and far-ranging adventure in decades. Multiple futures, near and far, collide. Characters zip back and forth in time, conspiracy theories come true, and an apocalypse unfolds in slow motion, with all the inexorability of a slowly rising tide. I've been a hug fan of Gibson's since I first read Neuromancer as a kid. It's is still the first and only book that blew my mind so much that, when I read in pretty much one sitting, I immediately turned back to page one and started reading it again.∞ Read this on The Loop
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Effort To Clone Woolly Mammoth Takes Big Step Forward

The Huffington Post - 24 Nov 2014 21:45
Effort To Clone Woolly MammothScientists are one step closer to cloning a woolly mammoth, thanks to the results of a new autopsy conducted on a remarkably preserved specimen of the species discovered last year. The 40,000-year-old... mammoth, nicknamed "Buttercup," was found in permafrost on the remote Siberian island of Maly Lyakhovsky. When scientists cut into the carcass, its fresh-looking flesh oozed dark blood, raising hopes that DNA could be extracted. (Scroll down for gallery of images below.) Scientists believe that the key to cloning the prehistoric beast is finding a complete copy of its DNA. That wasn't found in this case, but the scientists did recover long fragments. Plans call for researchers from South Korea's Sooam Biotech Research Foundation to analyze tissue samples from the carcass over the next two...
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Polish Photographer Shares HerAlicja Zmyslowska is a Polish photographer with a passion and a gift for capturing puppies… lots and lots of puppies. From family portraits of pooches and their siblings to sports photos of dogs... running through courses, she photographs anything and everything that has to do with man's best friend, and manages to make her photos […]
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Verizon has today started rolling out Android 5.0 for the second-gen Moto X. Motorola released Lollipop for the Pure Edition of its flagship smartphone earlier this month, and Verizon's managed to... follow that up with little delay. Android 5.0 on the Moto X offers largely the same experience you'd get from a Nexus 6 with Google's new Material Design UI and added features. But unlike the stock Android phablet, here you also get Motorola's helpful features like Moto Voice and Moto Assist. There's no mention of VoLTE support or other network optimizations in Motorola's changelog, so it's not yet clear if Moto X owners can now use voice and data simultaneously on Verizon's cellular network. Motorola has promised to bring Android 5.0 to its...
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Samsung Galaxy S5 said notSamsung reportedly sells 40 percent fewer Galaxy S5 phones than expected during its first three months on sale, prompting a change in mobile strategy and possible management shake-up.
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Bryan Singer may have found the X-Men franchise's next great villain. Variety reports that Inside Llewyn Davis star Oscar Isaac is set to play the ancient mutant Apocalypse in X-Men: Apocalypse, due... out in May 2016. Isaac could soon join the likes Jennifer Lawrence and Michael Fassbender when the film starts shooting in April of next year.
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Recharge your phone in 30 seconds?

Toronto Sun - 24 Nov 2014 21:37
Recharge your phone in 30An Israeli company says it has developed technology that can charge a mobile phone in a few seconds and an electric car in minutes, advances that could transform two of the world's most dynamic... consumer industries.
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iCloud Development Held Up ByDevelopment on new features for iCloud is being held up by "deep organizational issues," according to a new report from The Information, which suggests organizational problems are complicating iCloud... products and holding up releases. Much of The Information's report requires a subscription to access, but the article's introduction gives a hint at what's going wrong at Apple. With iOS 8, Apple introduced some major overhauls to iCloud, including iCloud Drive, which allows users to see all of their files in a dedicated folder on the Mac, similar to Dropbox, and iCloud Photo Library, an ambitious project that lets users upload all of their photos to iCloud. It seems these features may not be as fully fleshed out as Apple would like, especially when it comes to iCloud Photo Library. iCloud...
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Most older adults qualify forNearly all individuals in their late 60s and early 70s now qualify for a statin medication to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease under the recently released cholesterol guidelines from the... American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, an expert outlines.
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Yik Yak has reportedly raised a whopping $62 million in venture in a round led by none other than Sequoia. This funding round matters because it brings the previously ignored company…
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Look at all the dinoaurs!Universal Pictures has released a 20-second teaser for Jurassic World ahead of the first trailer's official debut later this week on Thanksgiving. The post Look at all the dinoaurs! Jurassic World... teaser gets you primed for a Turkey Day reveal appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Lollipop is now rolling out toAttention Moto X (2014) users on Verizon, today is your day! An update to Android 5.0 Lollipop is now available! Initially we expected this would only be available for soak test participants on... Verizon, but it seems that it's actually available to all users of the second-generation Moto X on Big Red.
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The NX1, Samsung's first camera capable of shooting 4K video, was originally expected to be released last month here in the States. And even though this was clearly not the case, the company has been... doing everything it can to hype up its new compact...
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Google reaches out-of-courtGoogle Inc said on Monday it had reached a settlement with a British businessman over defamatory postings in its search results describing him as a pedophile, a murderer and a money-launderer.
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Evernote updating its software isn't particularly noteworthy; after all the note-keeping service is known for regularly releasing a steady stream of new content and features even to its non-paying... customers. The update Evernote released on November...
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iOS: Gamifying your workout routine is a great way to incentivize yourself to get things done, and Six to Start, the makers of Zombies, Run have a new app built just for that. Dungeon Runner uses... motion tracking to see what you're doing, track your workouts, and reward you with a little dungeon crawl.
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Of all the cyber threats driving headlines, malvertising - seeding malicious code in online advertisements to infect unsuspecting users - might be the most jarring and difficult for many Web surfers... to fathom. No one expects to get infected with malware when they visit trusted sites like YouTube or Reuters - hardly the seedy sides of the […] The post Why Malvertising Is Cybercriminals' Latest Sweet Spot appeared first on WIRED.
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vinces99 writes The U.S. economy has long been powered in part by the nation's ability to attract the world's most educated and skilled people to its shores. But a new study of the worldwide migration... of professionals to the U.S. shows a sharp drop-off in its proportional share of those workers – raising the question of whether the nation will remain competitive in attracting top talent in an increasingly globalized economy. The study, which used a novel method of tracking people through data from the social media site LinkedIn, is believed to be the first to monitor global migrations of professionals to the U.S., said co-author Emilio Zagheni, a University of Washington assistant professor of sociology and fellow of the UW eScience Institute. Among other things, the study, presented...
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Knightscope K5 on securityA Mountain View, California-based company called Knightscope designs and builds 5-feet, 300-pound security guards called K5, but anyone scanning last week's headlines has already heard about them,... with the news that Microsoft was deploying a number of autonomous robot security guards to patrol its Silicon Valley campus. The company making the K5, Knightscope, refers to the guard as an "autonomous data machine."
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Kaspersky Labs Discloses MoreMore countries hacked, and more hints on who created it.
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[From EntertainmentTell] The third "Hunger Games" film, "Mockingjay Part I," broke box office records for the year but underperformed its predecessors
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Design a theme for Cyanogen, win a phone

Android Central - 24 Nov 2014 21:18
Design a theme for Cyanogen,The recently-launched Cyanogen Theme Showcase is searching for more themes, and they're turning to the community in contest form to get things rolling. The "Themes Design Challenge" invites users to... create and submit themes using the web-based Cyanogen Themes Studio. But why would you do this? You could merely because you want to, or you could because Cyanogen will have a panel of judges picking the three best submitted and awarding them prizes.
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Cyanogen Hires Former AndroidAt Google, Montes helped draft some of the original legal documents around the licensing and distribution of Android.
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Windows 10 is such a big dealCurrently designated as 6.4 in Technical Preview form, Windows 10 source code will be known as 10.0 early next year. Here's what that means exactly. The post Windows 10 is such a big deal its kernel... will leap from 6.4 to 10.0 appeared first on Digital Trends.
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The failure of an amendment adding funds to ASI's budget has thrown into question Italy's ability to commit to a next-generation Ariane rocket, continued use of ISS and Italy's next-generation... civil/military radar satellite system, the head of Italy's principal space-hardware prime contractor said.
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With 3.15 inches to spare,A Chinese man named Han Yue has broken the Guinness World Record for the shortest parallel park. Yue accomplished the feat in a MINI 3-door Hatch with just 3.15 inches of room to spare. The post With... 3.15 inches to spare, this is officially the world’s tightest parallel park appeared first on Digital Trends.
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T-Mobile stops countingT-Mobile doubles down on Music Freedom program by adding 14 new music streaming service including Google Play Music, Xbox Music and Soundcloud The post T-Mobile stops counting Soundcloud and 13 other... music services toward your data cap appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Save big on NVIDIA's ShieldNVIDIA will offer online shoppers two special bundle deals for its Shield devices on "Black Friday", November 28. One of them is for the $399.99 32GB LTE version of the Shield tablet. NVIDIA will... throw in a free Shield controller for Black Friday sales only. The controller is usually priced at $59.99 as an optional accessory.
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Is Amazon Too Early InIs Amazon too early in launching a product like Echo? This question was originally answered on Quora by Jonathan Brill.
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How a Typo May Have Turned aIn February, a drum of radioactive waste exploded at U.S.'s only underground nuclear waste repository. The Santa Fe New Mexican has released a bombshell report on the comedy of errors, which seems to... have all started with a typo specifying the wrong type of kitty litter. Yup.
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Drones Like DJI Phantom WillIn the British House of Lords there is currently running a commission designed to establish what rules need to be in place to govern the use of drones. The same thing is happening in the US, with the... FAA making some proposals that drone operators would need a commercial pilots license to operate products like the DJI Phantom. Sadly, the people making these rules simply don't seem to understand either technology, or the benefit drones are bringing, and will continue to bring, to the economy.
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It looks like as if an app preinstalled on Sony smartphones called Backup & Restore has been compromised by a group calling itself the "HeArT HaCkEr Group."
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Denmark is world's most connected country

Phys.org - 24 Nov 2014 21:08
Denmark is world's mostDenmark has overtaken South Korea as the world's top country for cellphone and Internet use, a study released Monday said.
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Apple & Cupertino share newApple today has shared an updated official aerial shot of construction progress on its Campus 2 facility set to be complete by the end of 2016. The new shot, posted to the City of Cupertino's website,... provides a different angle and wider view of the surrounding campus compared to the last aerial photo from earlier this […]
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Mystery of Scotch Whisky Rings Solved [Slide Show]

Scientific American - 24 Nov 2014 21:05
Mystery of Scotch Whisky RingsHow a photographer’s curiosity led to new scientific insight into the fluid dynamics of binary liquids --
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Plex will now let you keepThe wildly popular media center/media management program will now offer granular control over which content various users will be allowed see, implementing some key privacy controls as well as a... handful of convenience features. The post Plex will now let you keep your ‘private’ videos hidden with new Plex Home feature appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Android 5.0 Lollipop toLatest flavor of Google's mobile OS will soon reach South Korean G3 owners, with Europe and North America next on the list.
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Get music accessories for 50%In the run-up to Black Friday, Motorola is holding a sale on music accessories from their online store. Customers can get 50 percent off of headphones, speakers, and other products until 11:59pm ET... tomorrow, November 25.
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[From GamerTell] It isn't too hard to take down your first dragon in Dragon Age Inquisition.
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The biggest shopping day of the year is right around the corner and there are deals aplenty on Apple hardware and accessories. Prepare to save yourself some money with this handy cheat sheet to the... best deals on the Apple TV, iPods and other Apple...
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It was gaming's hot topic for 2013: Steam Machines. Otherwise known as Valve's plan to take on the living room. The project had my attention for months, with Valve teasing a revolutionary controller,... a custom operating system and even an army of...
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In need of seasonal gift-buying inspiration?

New Scientist - 24 Nov 2014 21:00
From mouse taxidermy to chocolate body parts, CultureLab has all the wit and whimsy you could wish for the science fans in your life
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Create Your Own Music SleepAndroid: You might wish your favorite music app had a sleep timer option to turn the music off after a set amount of time, or resent having an extra alarm clock app on your phone just so you can wake... to your favorite music. There's no reason to download special apps for these features when you can just set them up with Tasker.
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Redbox raises the rent on DVDRedbox will be hiking up prices of all DVD and Blu-ray rentals on December 2, while games will have a reprieve on a price hike until January. The post Redbox raises the rent on DVD and Blu-ray rentals... just in time for the holidays appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Google Apps corporate subscribers can look forward to some new specials that will hopefully keep sensitive data even more secure beyond the holidays.
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Square's PR Chief Heads Back to Tesla

Re/code - 24 Nov 2014 20:55
Square's PR Chief Heads BackRicardo Reyes, the communications chief for payments outfit Square, has left the Jack Dorsey company to return to Tesla to work for Elon Musk. Reyes joined Square in 2012 from Tesla, where he had... spent the previous three years. It’s not yet clear who will replace Reyes at Square. Bloomberg Businessweek broke the news on […]
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T-Mobile adds Google PlayMusic streaming services can eat into your data plan, but T-Mobile just lightened the load for music and video lovers. T-Mobile has added Google Play Music, Soundcloud, and Xbox Music among 14 new... music streaming services that work with T-Mobile's Music Freedom plan. For users with an eligible phone plan, any music streamed from a supported service won't count toward their data cap. Spotify, Rdio, Pandora, and several other streaming apps are already on board. In August, T-Mobile said it was working to add Google Play Music, as it topped a subscriber poll of most-wanted services. The network says it doesn't charge providers to participate in Music Freedom, so T-Mobile likely delayed the rollout until it had built enough capacity to accommodate its subscribers' jam sessions.
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Betaworks launchesIf you have ever caught yourself peering at someone else’s iPhone home screen, be it the person sitting next to you on the subway or in a college lecture hall, look no further. New York-based... startup studio and venture capital firm Betaworks on Monday released a new app called #Homescreen for sharing your iPhone home screen […]
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Smartwatches, Streaming MediaApple stoked interest by announcing its upcoming watch, but that won't be out until spring.
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[From GadgeTell] Forget Black Friday, as a heap of high-profile US retailers seem to have kicked a Black Week of sorts into gear.
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[From EntertainmentTell] It's not quite binge watching, but AMC's Better Call Saul will start off with two episodes Feb. 8-9.
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Get some down time over Thanksgiving by preparing in advance for the inevitable 'Turkey Day' tech support requests deluge.
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What's Worse, Carbs orA new study shows that saturated fats may be more beneficial than carbohydrates. A diet high in carbohydrates but low in saturated fats was associated with increased levels of a fatty acid associated... with diabetes.
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[From EntertainmentTell] Rapper Soulja Boy wants to get into the headphone game
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Editor’s note: Some of the imagery in the video might be considered NSFW, proceed with caution. Here’s an oldie but really goodie from Pix Channel, who put together a set of short clips of some of... photography’s greatest names talking about their craft and what makes them 'click'. This three minute video features a short […]
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Millions will take part in Black Friday deals this Friday and many of these shoppers will have their smartphone in hand. Google updated their mobile search results to help make your day successful.
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jenningsthecat writes A happily married Ontario woman was shocked and dismayed last January to discover that she had an active account with dating site Zoosk.com. Mari Sherkin saw a pop-up ad on... Facebook for Zoosk, but wasn't interested, so she "clicked on the X to close it. At least I thought I did." She immediately began to receive messages from would-be Zoosk suitors in her Facebook mailbox. When she had a look on Zoosk she was horrified to find a dating profile with her Facebook picture, name, and postal code. Zoosk denies ever setting up profiles in this way, yet their terms of service explicitly allow them to do it, and there are apparently several Facebook pages with complaints of similar occurrences.
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Why You Shouldn't Wait For Cyber Monday To Shop Online

The Huffington Post - 24 Nov 2014 20:44
Why You Shouldn't Wait ForShoppers who don't want to face the crowded stores on Thanksgiving or Black Friday but still want to get some good deals often shop online on Cyber Monday. But the Monday after Thanksgiving is no... longer the best day for online shopping. Every year, sales start earlier and earlier. Now, many start on Thanksgiving -- both in brick-and-mortar stores and online -- so you're better off shopping earlier to catch the best deals. Here's why: Most of the good deals start way before Cyber Monday. Amazon started its Black Friday sales a full week before Black Friday (and 10 days before Cyber Monday). Other stores, such as Best Buy, will have special online-only deals on Thanksgiving. You won't be alone if you start shopping on your phone during Thanksgiving dinner. Thanksgiving is projected to be the...
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Monument Valley's firstForgotten Shores, the expansion for popular puzzle game Monument Valley, is now available on Google Play. The update has been available through the Amazon Appstore since last week. Forgotten Shores... adds eight new levels of mind-bending puzzels for an in-app purchase of $1.99.
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When the WatchKit was released last week, developers were shocked, stunned, and thrilled about a new font that the Apple Watch uses: San Francisco. This new font is the default font on the Apple Watch... that is clean, crisp, and makes readability much better on a smaller display. Some developers quickly went to work to figure out how to wrangle this new font onto OS X Yosemite, and they have succeeded in doing this.
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Dell, Microsoft, Staples enterTrio reveals details of their Black Friday deals.          
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[From EntertainmentTell] See the first two teasers of Billy Crystal and Josh Gad's FX show "The Comedians"
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Sony Pulls ControversialSony pulls a controversial ad featuring a sexy female doctor just before the internet erupts in outrage.
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[EntertainmentTell] DVD Review: Beneath

Technology Tell - 24 Nov 2014 20:36
[From EntertainmentTell] For best effect, watch IFC Midnight's "Beneath" in a small dark room.
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After record-breaking snowfall last week, Buffalo, New York, faces a different kind of threat on Monday as temperatures are expected to hit nearly 60 degrees Fahrenheit (15.5 degrees Celsius,) causing... 70 inches of snow piled around houses, roads and schools to suddenly melt.
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The future of food, as told on Vine

Mashable - 24 Nov 2014 20:33
The future of food, as told onDo you like playing with your food? We sure do. This week we partnered with ConAgra Foods & Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert to create a series of Vines about the hottest food trends. From Generation Z's... creative interpretation of food to the increasing availability of same-day grocery delivery, as well as new technology in nutrition, the future of food has never looked so exciting. See also: 15 gadgets that instantly make cooking more fun 1. Unique touch on dishes 2. Same-day grocery delivery 3. Scannable nutritional info
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Spotify prompts industryFrom board rooms in Japan to songwriter's rooms in Nashville, a debate is brewing in music industry circles about the financial and creative value of streaming music, even as its popularity and impact... skyrocket.
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Comcast, Stop Scamming Me So I Have you ever heard anyone excited to get Comcast service? Of course not. That’s like being excited for a hernia operation. Here’s my hernia operation: every year or so I have to do a dance with... Comcast. You know, feigning the intention to quit their service. The so-called trial period on my TV and Internet package ended, causing my bill to nearly double from $90 a month to $160…
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Researchers engineerThe improvements in random access memory that have driven many advances of the digital age owe much to the innovative application of physics and chemistry at the atomic scale.
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SMBs get their very ownUsers of Desk.com, Salesforce's cloud-based customer service product for small and medium-size businesses, now have an app store designed just for them. Called Desk.com App Hub, the store offers 50... apps from Salesforce partner companies that handle functions including group chat, social monitoring, language translation and e-commerce analytics. Customer data from these apps can eventually be integrated with Desk.com via new technology called Canvas, a feature that can lead to better customer service, according to a Desk.com executive. Small companies use many cloud services and need to a way to centrally organize data to provide good customer service, said Leyla Seka, senior vice president and general manager of Desk.com. The challenge, though, is that many of these apps don't work...
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Want to try your hand at particle physics? The home of the Higgs boson discovery has released data from all its experiments online for anyone to use
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If the interior components of the original Macintosh were the heart of the device, then many of the graphic elements designed by Susan Kare were its soul. Kare designed fonts for the Mac, created many... of the icons that graced the Mac for many years,...
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Start Difficult Emails OffPutting together the perfect cover letter or following up on a job interview can be pretty tough. Forbes has 27 pre-written email scripts to start you off on the right track. All you have to do is... personalize it and fill in the details.
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Vermont goes energy efficientMONTPELIER, Vermont — Northeast ski resorts continue to invest millions in leaner and meaner snowmaking guns, with Vermont making big inroads this year, thanks to an energy-efficiency program that... helped resorts swap older model snow guns for nearly 2,300 new energy-efficient ones. The new low-energy snow guns, which use about 90% less electricity than the older models, are expected to save the equivalent of enough electricity to power 1,500 Vermont homes for a year. See also: 5 tips for landing a seasonal job "This is an opportunity to kind of in one swoop take advantage of the fact that if all of those ski areas in Vermont banded together, we can actually drive even better deals with manufacturers," said Kelly Lucci, spokeswoman for Efficiency Vermont, an energy-efficiency utility...
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Ultra-short X-ray pulsesUltra-short and extremely strong X-ray flashes, as produced by free-electron lasers, are opening the door to a hitherto unknown world. Scientists are using these flashes to take "snapshots" of the... geometry of tiniest structures, for example the arrangement of atoms in molecules. To improve not only spatial but also temporal resolution further requires knowledge about the precise duration and intensity of the X-ray flashes. An international team of scientists has now tackled this challenge.
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This T-Shirt Confirms Your Love of Your Camera

The Phoblographer - 24 Nov 2014 20:27
This T-Shirt Confirms YourTeespring has a limited run of t-shirts that help confirm your love of your camera.
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8 tools to help you managePost-its. Whiteboards. Hand-written to-do lists. Keeping projects organized, whether at home or in the office, used to require a whole lot of ink. In today's world of digital, however, staying on top... of your work is more "swipe" and less "write." A constantly regenerating crop of apps and programs has emerged to help keep you organized. See also: 7 easy ways to shake up your daily routine Below is a list of eight project management hacks, both for the home and for the workplace; absolutely no BICs or Uniballs required. Workplace Image: Flickr, Cory M Grenier Podio: Whether you're a freelancer, small business owner or corporate manager, Podio lets you view all of your tasks in one place. The software, which runs on desktop, mobile and tablet, allows users to create workspaces where they can...
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Motorola Droid Turbo gets new blue color at Best Buy

Android Central - 24 Nov 2014 20:24
Motorola Droid Turbo gets newThe Motorola Droid Turbo for Verizon is now available from Best Buy in a new blue color, a change of pace from the black or red normally available for the device. The new color is available... exclusively from the big box retailer, with the same $199.99 starting price.
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Did you get a G Watch R or Moto 360 and promptly give it a watch face that simulates a mechanical timepiece? Don't count on doing that again. TorrentFreak understands that watchmakers like Omega,... Panerai, Swatch and Tissot are sending takedown...
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'Big Data Ethics' Sound Great,It was worth a shot. At the recent Strata Conference in Barcelona, Hadoop founder Doug Cutting took to the stage to argue for a new era of Big Data ethics. "It's time for us to reflect as we enter... this new data age on how we want it to work," Cutting declared. "This is the time when the practices and policies we want will be set for the coming decades." Cutting is right, of course. But he's also too late. By open sourcing Hadoop under a liberal license, Cutting gave the world the rope to save or hang itself. On the data privacy front, we seem hell bent on the latter. Spying On The Elephant While Big Data bad behavior isn't remotely exclusive to government, it is the U.S. government that has turned data into a cause for concern. Against this backdrop of widespread data (mis)use, Cutting...
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The Reason Normal Gloves Don't Work On Your Smartphone

The Huffington Post - 24 Nov 2014 20:22
The Reason Normal Gloves Don'tMost of us have been there. It's miserably cold outside and you need your phone or other touchscreen device, and you know how frustrating it is to remove your gloves to use your phone. This is mere... inconvenience in a city like San Francisco, where we need only wear gloves with fashion. But it's brutal if you're living in Buffalo, NY,  this past week. So why doesn't your smartphone respond when you're wearing gloves? What's happening at the physical level, is this. There are two main kinds of touchscreen technologies: capacitive and resistive. Resistive, the earlier of the two technologies, relies on the force of pushing down on the touchscreen of your device. Whereas a capacitive device screen requires actual touch. Every touchscreen phone manufactured in the last few years uses the...
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Rare Footage of a Live  Deep-sea anglerfish are strange and elusive creatures that are very rarely observed in their natural habitat. Fewer than half a dozen have ever been captured on film or video by deep diving... research vehicles. This little angler, about 9 cm long, is named Melanocetus. It is also known as the Black Seadevil and it…
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Cyanogen 'Themes' launcher is official

Slash Gear - 24 Nov 2014 20:20
Cyanogen 'Themes' launcher isCyanogen has announced their Themes app, a means of true device customization for the everyman. With Themes, you can actually customize your device as you like, with just about every aspect of your... interaction being swappable. The granular controls even reach into the boot animation, should you be so inclined to find a different animation when turning your device on …
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Computer to simulate harbor porpoises

Phys.org - 24 Nov 2014 20:20
Computer to simulate harborResearchers at Aarhus University, Denmark, use a computer model to predict the impact of new offshore wind farms on the population of harbour porpoises in the North Sea. A consortium of international... energy companies has commissioned the project and funds the independent research.
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Feel the Antares rocketNew video footage from October's accidental explosion of an Antares rocket shows the intense force felt at the launch pad.
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New Sony Ad Markets PlayStation With 'Sexy' Female Doctor

The Huffington Post - 24 Nov 2014 20:18
New Sony Ad MarketsWomen may represent nearly half of the gaming market, but video game companies are still catering first and foremost to heterosexual men. A new ad reportedly published to Sony's European YouTube... channel on Friday has drawn criticism for its depiction of a "sexy" female doctor that equates gaming on the PlayStation Vita handheld device to masturbation. The Verge called the ad "embarrassing for everyone," pointing out that it's obviously targeting teenage boys. Boing Boing called the marketing campaign "so dumb" that it "must be fake." Sony's commercial was quickly set to private, meaning it can't be viewed from the main account. However, it was hosted elsewhere by a third party on YouTube. It's unclear if the ad was pulled from the official YouTube page in response to criticism about its...
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5 More Crowdfunded ProjectsOnline panhandling is out of control. With Kickstarter and Indiegogo's tendencies to wash their hands of the garbage on their sites, scams and impossible projects are in a golden age. While... fantastically impossible bullshit abounds , these are but a few of the most egregious.
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New York governor wronglyNew York Governor Andrew Cuomo responded to the massive lake-effect snow in the Buffalo area by criticizing the National Weather Service's (NWS) forecasts over the weekend, saying the agency failed to... prepare the community for such a historic amount of snow. The problem for Cuomo is that the forecasts were accurate, and it appears that he was the one who was caught off guard, not the NWS. See also: Unraveling the mysteries of deadly 'firehose' lake-effect snow events "On the first phase of the storm, the snowfall, no one had an idea that it was going to be that much snow that fast," Cuomo said at a press conference on Saturday. Cuomo continued:
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(Reuters) - Microsoft sued the Internal Revenue Service on Monday, seeking information about a law firm hired by U.S. tax authorities in a review of how the software company books sales between... subsidiaries.
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Steven Spielberg Wants toRemember the 1984 movie The Last Starfighter? Well, someone has gone and created a modern trailer for the film and it makes me want to 1) Watch the movie on repeat and 2) See a sequel or remake... finally get made. Too bad that will probably never happen.
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Our Favorite Early BlackSamsung's 64GB MicroSD card has fantastic reviews, and early Black Friday pricing today on Amazon. This is the best deal we've ever seen on this card, save for a short-lived price mistake which... allowed a few of our lucky Twitter followers to score one for $1. [Samsung 64GB EVO Class 10 Micro SDXC with Adapter, $25]
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Five Reasons Your Next CameraThe current breed of mirrorless cameras offer the most compelling alternatives yet to the DSLR.
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Two governments working together are said to have developed the state-sponsored malware that attacked the European Union. Guess what? One of the makers was an EU country.
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Face to face with the Devil:Coming face to tooth-filled face with a deep-sea anglerfish that's more mouth than anything else might not seem like something to celebrate, but it's different when it's one of the first times the... fish has been caught on camera. Usually the small predators - which use a bioluminescent lure suspended over their heads to attract prey - are only found …
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Chrome Will Start Blocking All Starting in January 2015, Google’s Chrome browser will block all old-school Netscape Plug-In API (NPAPI) plugins. This doesn’t come as a huge surprise, given that Google started its efforts to... remove NPAPI plugins more than a year ago. Over the last year, Google went from recommending that developers move away from this old architecture to actively blocking almost all NPAPI plugins.
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MechE spinoff launchesBased on an original design for use in developing countries, new Freedom Chair is specially designed for U.S. and European markets.
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Fuel cells in the data center

GigaOM - 24 Nov 2014 20:06
As data center operators hone in on power options that increase reliability and provide power cost predictability over decades-long time scales, fuel cells have advantages that will allow them to... compete.
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AT&T went out of its way toIf you bought a Nexus 6 from AT&T, you may have noticed a few unwelcome additions to the device such as assorted bloatware programs and default ringtones that you don’t want. MashMobility.TV has... created a terrific video that tells you how to fix all of the unwanted changes that AT&T made to the Nexus 6, including how to reset default ringtones, how to reenable tethering, how to remove AT&T bloatware and how to get past AT&T’s SIM card lock on the device. RELATED: This might be the single most annoying thing about the Nexus 6... but there's an easy fix First, the video shows you how to remove the AT&T logo on the back of the device using nail polish remover, a
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ESPN is looking to launch a subscription service for cricket fans in time for the Cricket World Cup next February.
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Railgun being proposed forWhat will the fighting vehicles of the future look like? Lasers -- lots of lasers. Well, if BAE Systems has anything to say about it, we'll have lasers everywhere. We've already heard of Navy trials... for testing railguns, and now BAE wants to implement them onto future Army vehicles as well. At a conference last week, BAE proposed a host …
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samzenpus writes Hampton Creek is a food technology company that makes food healthier by utilizing a specially made egg substitute in food products. The company was selected by Bill Gates to be... featured on his website in a story called, The Future of Food, and has raised $30 million in funding. Hampton Creek's latest product is called, Just Cookies, which is an eggless chocolate chip cookie dough, but it is their eggless mayo that has been in the news lately. Unilever, which manufactures Hellmann's and Best Foods mayonnaise, is suing Hampton Creek claiming that the name Just Mayo is misleading to consumers. Named one of Entrepreneur Magazine's 100 Brilliant Companies and one of CNBC's Top 50 Disruptors, Hampton Creek has picked up some impressive talent including the former lead data...
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G20 talk fest echoed on Twitter

Phys.org - 24 Nov 2014 20:01
Brisbane's G20 Leaders' Summit proved a Twitter talk fest, attracting 1.02 million tweets since October 23.
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Homescreen Is Betaworks' When someone picks up their phone to take a peek, I can’t help but take a peek, too. Whether it’s a perfect stranger on the train or the girl I’ve had a crush on for months, I can’t help but... look. With the latest product out of betaworks, you can take that curiosity to a whole new level.
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Do you love singing and laughing and smiles and rainbows? Then this is the week in trailers for you! We've got Pitch Perfect 2, live-action Cinderella, and a trailer for the next season of Portlandia.... Check it. The post Pitch Perfect 2 and Better Call Saul Top This Week’s Trailers appeared first on WIRED.
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[From GamerTell] The Skyrim Dawnguard DLC should be about vampires, not falmer.
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6 Black and White PhotographyThanks to digital technology, monochrome photography is easier today than ever before. Check out these six black and white photography tips for getting great results. 1. Shoot RAW + JPEG The best... monochrome conversions are made by editing raw files which have the full colour information, but if you shoot raw and JPEG files simultaneously […]
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Slack, the fast-growing workplace communication tool, announced today that it will begin selling a new tier of service in January aimed at large enterprises. Slack Plus, as the tier is called, will... offer a handful of new tools aimed at system administrators. But there's one feature every Slack user needs to know about: companies that subscribe to the Plus plan will be able to request every message that employees have sent on the service from that point forward, including direct messages to coworkers and a history of any changes you made to your messages.
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T-Mobile's "Music Freedom" now covers 27 streaming services.
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What's the Point of YouTube Music Key?

Life Hacker - 24 Nov 2014 20:00
What's the Point of YouTubeRecently, Google launched a new music service called YouTube Music Key. But wait, doesn't Google already have a music service ? Well, yes. And Music Key makes it better.
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MythBusters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman explore the technology of glass with a focus on Corning's revolutionary Gorilla Glass technology. In a multi-part video series, "The Glass Age", published on... YouTube, the pair discuss the use of glass through...
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Star Wars 7 trailer releasedThis "holiday week-end" you'll be able to see a trailer for Star Wars The Force Awakens, aka Star Wars 7, in select theaters throughout the United States. A limited number of theaters are said to be... participating in this "preview" for the film - though we're not entirely sure why our source uses that word. One worker for a theater …
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I came out of college right at the exciting explosion of the web. Most people paid little attention to it, WIRED looked like this, and my family would get excited when they saw a URL in a TV ad... because that was that web thing that Brant worked on. As business models began to solidify […] The post Why You Need to Think About APIs Before Websites appeared first on WIRED.
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The tell-all book about the Church of Scientology Going Clear has reportedly been made into a HBO documentary that could premiere as soon as the Sundance Film Festival in January. According to The... Hollywood Reporter, Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney is directing the film, which will "feature new revelations about the controversial religion and its famous followers Tom Cruise and John Travolta." The film will feature revelations about famous followers Tom Cruise and John Travolta The documentary will likely live among HBO's more controversial ones, like The Case Against 8 and Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (which Gibney directed). Gibney won his Oscar for helming the critically acclaimed documentary Taxi to the Dark...
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Panasonic DMC-CM1 to go on sale in UK

DP Review - 24 Nov 2014 19:58
Panasonic has announced that its DMC-CM1 'compact camera with smartphone technology' will be sold in the UK. Originally the company had marked out France and Germany as the only countries to get the... device, but citing 'high demand' it has included a limited number of UK stores to stock it. 
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Pregnant women with diabetes are at an increased risk for many adverse birth outcomes. Preconception care (PCC) can significantly lower these risks by helping pregnant mothers with diabetes control... their glucose levels, resulting in healthier babies and less money spent on complicated deliveries and lifelong medical complications, researchers say, adding that this care could avert an estimated $5.5 billion in health expenditures and lost employment productivity over affected children's lifetimes.
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Changing the way doctors practice medicine is difficult, however a new study has shown that combining traditional education with quality improvement and incentives improves Human Papilloma virus... vaccination rates in boys and girls. The study has the potential to produce sustained improvements in these vaccination rates.
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Europe Declares War on Google!

The Huffington Post - 24 Nov 2014 19:55
Europe Declares War on Google!Word leaked out on Friday in Brussels that The European Parliament is going to call for the break-up of Google. That must be a tough pill to swallow for Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt. Sorry... Mr. Schmidt, apparently you can't bully the European continent the way you've recently attempted to bully technology leaders such as Tim Cook about Google's modus vivendi. Recently I wrote about how Google, for all intents and purposes, exists as a textbook example of an overbearing monopoly. In that regard, John D. Rockefeller and his Standard Oil Company have nothing on Schmidt and his cast of Google characters. That led to my second point, mainly questioning why the U.S. doesn't lay down the gauntlet by enforcing The Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 and the 4th Amendment. Someone finally has,...
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Cancer types such as melanoma, prostate cancer and certain types of leukemia weaken the body by over-activating the natural immune system. Researchers have now demonstrated that selenium -- naturally... found in, e.g., garlic and broccoli -- slows down the immune over-response. In the long term, this may improve cancer treatment.
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Important element in fightResearchers have now uncovered how parasites that cause the deadly sleeping sickness in Africa absorb an important nutrient from the human blood stream. The result may help the development of more... effective drugs to fight the disease.
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Cloaking immune cells with antibodies that block T cell trafficking to the gut can substantially reduce the risk of viral transmission in a non-human primate model of HIV infection, scientists report.
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Are IT departments being crushed by increasing digital business demands? A survey of 470 IT professionals suggests this may be the case.
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Pain and itch in a dish: SkinAfter more than six years of intensive effort, and repeated failures that made the quest at times seem futile, researchers have successfully converted mouse and human skin cells into pain sensing... neurons that respond to a number of stimuli that cause acute and inflammatory pain.
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Excessive contact betweenResearchers have found a novel mechanism causing type 2 diabetes that could be targeted to prevent or treat the disease. The research highlights a previously unrecognized molecular pathway that... contributes to the malfunction of liver cells in obesity, leading to insulin resistance and diabetes.
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Innovative new supercomputersTens of thousands of researchers nationwide currently harness the power of massive supercomputers to solve research problems that cannot be answered in the lab. However, studies show this represents... only a fraction of the potential users of such resources.
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Tesla Has Discussed Sharing A future where the electric car is ubiquitous cannot be built by one company alone, regardless of the hype around Tesla and its progress in consumer automotive space. That’s why it’s exciting to... hear from Elon Musk himself about talks between BMW and Tesla, even if they’re only informal, around potential collaboration on battery and charger technology. Musk’s comments…
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Cataloguing 10 million humanOver the past several years, research on bacteria in the digestive tract (gut microbiome) has confirmed the major role they play in our health. An international consortium has developed the most... complete database of microbial genes ever created. The catalogue features nearly ten million genes and will constitute a reference for all research on gut bacteria.
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Sleep apnea linked to poor aerobic fitness

Science Daily - 24 Nov 2014 19:50
People with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea may have an intrinsic inability to burn high amounts of oxygen during strenuous aerobic exercise, according to a new study.
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Catching the catch on camera

The Loop - 24 Nov 2014 19:48
New York Times: Those who saw Odell Beckham Jr.'s acrobatic catch live on Sunday night at MetLife Stadium probably could not fully appreciate it in real time. Those who saw it on video -- millions,... once the awe sp
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Black Friday is a day of deathWhile Black Friday often turns ugly as shoppers fight over limited inventory of discounted goods, it could be a lot worse, if this horror film is any indication.
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Symantec wasn't the only company following Regin. Kaspersky and F-Secure have something to say about who was hit. Regin also spies on GSM cellular networks.
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18,850 pairs of denim turnSAN FRANCISCO — If you build it ... Levi Strauss & Co. will cover it with jeans to teach you a lesson about recycling. When the company claimed naming rights to the San Francisco 49ers' new... billion-dollar home in Santa Clara, California, last year, the "Field of Jeans" nickname was born. Levi's trademarked the term and made the play on words a reality this month with a Bay Area denim drive that brought in over 18,850 pairs. The donated jeans, whose sale at Goodwill will benefit the nonprofit's local job training programs, ended up at Levi's Stadium to demonstrate the impact of recycling used clothing instead of sending it to the landfill
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Google gives mobile shoppersGoogle's mobile search will deliver more shopping details and a 360-degree view of certain products.
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FYI, See Below

The Atlantic - 24 Nov 2014 19:45
FYI, See BelowThe purpose (and the sorrow) of the worst kind of email--the passive-aggressive forward
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22 Torx screws hold the two halves of the phone together.
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Black Friday Pricing ArrivesSamsung's 64GB MicroSD card has fantastic reviews, and early Black Friday pricing today on Amazon. This is the best deal we've ever seen on this card, save for a short-lived price mistake which... allowed a few of our lucky Twitter followers to score one for $1. [Samsung 64GB EVO Class 10 Micro SDXC with Adapter, $25]
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Apple launches massiveThe Cupertino tech giant will raise money to fight HIV/AIDS via apps and store sales.          
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Google Play Music was absent from T-Mobile's Music Freedom options... until now. After a public vote to see who should be next, Mountain View's streaming library will no longer gobble your data on the... UnCarrier's network. Google's music service is...
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Apple adds Commerce BankApple has been rolling out support for its new Apple Pay payments service to more and more banks in recent weeks. The latest addition was America First Credit Union making an announcement late last... week, but Apple has since updated its support document over the weekend to also announce support for Commerce Bank. Commerce Bank, […]
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Short Film 'Doubles' Is aWe’ve all wondered how our lives would be different if things had gone another way. Would we be the same person or someone we wouldn’t even recognize? The truth may be that we...
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Bah humbug: Redbox jacksAfter the Netflix-like Redbox Instant streaming service landed with a resounding thud in 2013, Redbox is looking to boost its sagging revenues the old-fashioned way--by charging more money to rent... discs. Redbox's DVD rental prices are increasing by a full 25 percent on December 2, as the Wall Street Journal first reported. DVD rental prices are increasing from $1.20 to $1.50 per night. Other rental types are being jacked by even higher percentages, with Blu-ray disc rentals going from $1.50 to $2 and video-game rentals increasing from $2 to $3 per night. (The game-rentals price increase goes into effect in January.)
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PayPal Co-Founder's HolidayLevchin's latest venture, Affirm, is an online lender that's offering a new way for consumers to buy goods.
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Sports Shorts for Nov. 24,Women's Cross Country records historic second-place finish at National Championships; Football wins NCAA first-round playoff game.
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Chase takes Apple Pay on tourThe mainstream rollout of Apple Pay continues apace with a new commercial spot pushed by Chase Bank, featuring the indie band Bleachers Highlighted in a report from Ad Age on Monday and posted on... YouTube by MacRumors, the short spot (watch above) features the band wending its way around Los Angeles using the mobile payment system via the iPhone 6. See also: Apple Pay: The Real-World Test The band teased the commercial spot on Sunday via Twitter with a message that was quickly retweeted by Chase Chase capturing a day in the life of Bleachers, watch this space on Mondaypic.twitter.com/m1IsKwBVkf — bleachers (@bleachersmusic) November 23, 2014
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Mega GP tech services framework badge awarded

The Register - 24 Nov 2014 19:37
Insight and Phoenix IT grab Lot 2 spot of £1.2bn procurement rig Insight Enterprises and Phoenix IT Group are flying the flag for mainstream tech suppliers after scoring a seat on the mammoth General... Practice Systems of Choice (GPSoC) framework....
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Sony pulls 'sexy doctor' PSAn ad for PS Vita, in which a female doctor appears to equate gaming with masturbation, reportedly appears on Sony's YouTube channel and then disappears.
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Craigslist was down: a shortOvernight Craigslist experienced some down time in the form of a hacker redirect. Today we've had a short chat with one of the hackers blamed for the mess, along with word on his most recent project... as a musician called YTCracker - a project we've also covered very recently. It would seem that it's no coincidence that one event happened …
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Italy's first female astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti was welcomed aboard the International Space Station with smiles and hugs today.
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[From AppleTell] Apple will sell almost 71.5 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus units by the end of fourth quarter of 2014, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
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Device enables commuters toA UK designer has created Common Pence, a system that can take leftover change off London's Oyster travel pass and give it to charity.
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On Twitter, it's alwaysWith a format tailor-made for one-liners, Twitter has become the world's biggest stand-up comedy club. TV comedy writers and an original "SNL" cast member tell Crave why the tweet's the thing.
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You can finally streamEleven months after the surprise debut of her fifth studio album, Beyoncé has made it available to listen to on Spotify, with two new songs and four fresh remixes to boot. The offering is part of the... Nov. 24 release of her four-disc Beyoncé Platinum Edition Box Set, the re-release of last year's surprise self-titled visual album. Listen to it, below. See also: 9 artists who might join Katy Perry at the Super Bowl halftime show The strategy to keep albums off streaming services, which other big-name artists like Taylor Swift and Coldplay have employed as well, is used to encourage fans to buy full albums.
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Bits Blog: Yik Yak, anThe round is the third round of venture capital fund-raising for Yik Yak in seven months, bringing the total amount of money raised to about $73 million.
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In Recession's Wake RelianceCM Editor’s Note: Fara Warner is the editorial director for This Built America and Aol Tech, which includes TechCrunch and Engadget. She has worked for the Wall Street Journal and Fast Company and... was the 2007-2009 Howard R. Marsh Visiting Professor of Journalism at the University of Michigan. Corvallis, Oregon seems an unlikely high-tech town. Once a center for logging, small produce…
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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - 24 Nov 2014 19:30
All the latest stories on newscientist.com: bending the rules of physics, a journey to China's biggest dam, eco-mayonnaise ditches the eggs, snowshoe hare races climate change, moustached spider's... bristly kiss, and more
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The launch of a new iPhone always creates a bump in App Store downloads, but this year's iPhone 6/6 Plus debut was a special kind of crazy. According to a new report by analytics firm Fiksu, October... saw a massive surge in iOS app downloads that...
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Android: Lollipop's new incoming call banner slides in from the top of the screen when you get a call, instead of kicking the current app to the background. You can get it now, even without Lollipop.
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The biggest challenge that many traditional media companies face isn't about giving up print for digital, or designing better websites or apps -- it's about finding ways to change their culture…
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Brussels to Propose New Laws Governing Uber

Wall Street Journal - 24 Nov 2014 19:28
Brussels to Propose New LawsThe Brussels regional government is preparing to draft new laws which would allow Uber and traditional taxi firms to coexist, a sign that the raging war between the US-based ride-hailing company and... some regulators in Europe could be heading toward, at least, a cold peace.
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Alienware Alpha Review: Close,The Alienware Alpha sounds awesome. It's smaller and more powerful than the PS4 and Xbox One. It doubles as an actual Windows PC! But be warned: it's not as easy to use as a game console, not as... foolproof. It's not nearly the slam dunk I was hoping it would be.
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Watch a semi-truck jump 83Sorry, Vin DieselEMC just made your Fast and the Furious antics look like child's play EMC, along with the Lotus F1 Team, recently set the Guinness World Record for longest jump length (83 feet, 7... inches) by having a semi-truck bound over an F1 racer See also: 12 weirdest accomplishments at Guinness World Records Day 2014 Professional stunt driver Mike Ryan drove the truck and designed the stunt with Martin Ivanov steering the F1 car, Car and Driver reported. Coincidentally, Car and Driver states that both men have worked as stunt drivers in not only the Fast and the Furious series, but also the James Bond and Bourne films
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GPS study tracks grizzlies asAn ongoing study that has eight Montana grizzly bears outfitted with GPS trackers could bring some unnerving news to hunters.
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Tesla Says It's In Talks WithThe talks are informal, but there are plenty of precedents.
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Breaking up Google is just oneBreaking up Google by separating its search engine from other commercial services is only one of the actions the European Commission could take to resolve the company's antitrust problems, say members... of Parliament who are proposing the split. A draft version of a European Parliament resolution, reported by news outlets over the weekend, calls on the Commission to break up Google as one way to solve competition issues with the search engine provider, which is the biggest in Europe. The Parliament is set to discuss the resolution, which also deals with a range of other European tech issues, on Wednesday in Strasbourg and vote on it on Thursday. As the resolution is still a draft, its text could still change. If adopted, it would also be non-binding though it would force a response from the...
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Goldbely Debuts An App That Goldbely, the Y Combinator-backed startup that lets you order gourmet foods from around the U.S. is now on mobile. The company just launched its first app with Goldbely for iOS, which also includes... a newly added next-day shipping feature for getting its tasty treats more quickly than before – whether that’s a real Philly cheesesteak, deep dish pizza from Chicago, Maryland crab…
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KC James And Ry Doon DescribeFor Vine personalities like KC James and Ry Doon, who have millions of followers on the social media app, posting hilarious six-second videos has given them a shot at fame. In a HuffPost Live... interview, the pair discussed their newfound celebrity and their interactions with their die-hard fan bases. "If you go out of your room to the lobby and try to get a Starbucks, it can turn into pandemonium," James told host Alyona Minkovski. Most of the chaos is fueled by zealous fans looking to snap a photo with the online personalities. "[There are] a lot of selfies," Doon added. Despite the craziness, James said that he loves being approached by fans because it gives him an opportunity to put a face to the users with whom they interact online. "It's cool because you get to see a lot of people who...
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Nexus 6 teardown: screwed andNow that the Nexus 6 has been out for a bit, it's time for a teardown. As they almost always do, iFixit is here to gently pry open and disembowel the latest from Google and Motorola. Like a surgical... procedure for the technologically macabre, a teardown gives a good look at just what's going on beneath the screen. The teardown …
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For Black Friday, Apple'sAmericans are four days away showing how grateful they are for the biggest shopping day of the year, and to draw in more upgrades than ever, Apple is giving away $50 iTunes gift cards with the... purchase of every iPhone…
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Huge pre-Black Friday salesHere at BGR, we have made it our mission to save you as much money as possible this holiday season. You’ll find everything you need to know about the crazy Black Friday sales being held by major... retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, Target and more in our huge Black Friday 2014 hub, but we’re also sharing plenty of deals from other retailers and early sales like the crazy pre-Black Friday sale going on right now at Amazon. But Amazon isn’t the only big company getting a jump on Black Friday this year, of course. MORE BLACK FRIDAY DEALS: Visit our huge Black Friday 2014 hub! Here are five other stores that have kicked things off early for Black Friday 2014 and
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Apple gets charitable,Apple teams up with app developers and the (RED) campaign to raise money for the treatment of AIDS/HIV around the world. The purchase of select apps and products will result in a donation to the... Global Fund. The post Apple gets charitable, launches renewed, high profile (RED) campaign appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Zothecula writes "Nuclear weapons are a paradox. No one in their right mind wants to use one, but if they're to act as a deterrent, they need to be accessible. The trick is to make sure that access is... only available to those with the proper authority. To prevent a real life General Jack D Ripper from starting World War III, Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) Defense Technologies Division is developing a system that uses a nuclear weapon's own radiation to protect itself from tampering.
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At San Quentin, Learning Web Coding Without the Internet

Wall Street Journal - 24 Nov 2014 19:19
At San Quentin, Learning WebA new program at California's San Quentin Prison teaches Web-programming skills to inmates,who are barred from the Internet.
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The 'Brief History Of A video series by Stuart Brown of XboxAhoy has created one of the nicest mini-documentaries I’ve watched in a while. The five-part series that looks at computer graphics from Pong to Galaxian to... Street Fighter and beyond. The whole series – complete with Brown’s soothing brogue – is a great look at the history of game graphics and the tools that programmers used to…
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Antarctic sea ice might be three times as thick as we thought, according to data that may help narrow down one of the biggest uncertainties in the global climate system
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Have room to spare and saveIt's a pretty common sight: Using an iOS device that is short on battery life while it's charging with an even shorter Lightning cable. Now you can get the range of motion you need to comfortably use... your iOS device…
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Smart earplugs let usersCurrently seeking funding on Kickstarter, Hush is a set of wireless earplugs that help users get a better night's sleep through personalized ambient sounds and noise cancelation.
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Behind the scenes: How SunsetTake a peek behind the scenes at the making of Sunset Overdrive's dynamic punk rock soundtrack, crafted in a collaboration between developer Insomniac Games and producer Pyramind Studios. The post... Behind the scenes: How Sunset Overdrive got its gritty punkpocalyptic soundscapes appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Leaked FAA Proposal ForecastsFederal guidelines for commercial-drone use may be even harsher than expected, the Wall Street Journal reports. The WSJ apparently got hold of the FAA's drafted rules through anonymous sources. Among... other restrictions, the prospective rules would require drone operators to hold a pilot's license and would ban drone flights outside of daylight hours. Currently, the FAA requires would-be commercial-drone operators to obtain case-by-case basis approval. Efforts to lift the restrictions have been slow. The FAA has been working on guidelines for the better part of two years and plans to have them finalized by September 2015. See also: Why Commercial Drones Are Stuck In Regulatory Limbo However, recreational drone use has surged. Aircraft pilots are increasingly reporting drone sightings...
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Suicide Risk FallsJust a handful of talk therapy sessions after a suicide attempt can reduce the risk of a future attempt by over 25%.
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Luxury watchmakers clamp downThat fancy Rolex face you’ve downloaded for your smartwatch won’t be available for much longer if luxury watchmakers get their way. A number of the world’s leading watch brands are clamping down... on copycat faces designed for smartwatches and hope to get them…
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Watch a semi truck jump over an F1 car

Digital Trends - 24 Nov 2014 19:12
Watch a semi truck jump overThe Lotus F1 team arranged for a semi truck to jump over one of its race cars for a stunt that garnered a Guinness World Record for longest jump by a truck and trailer. Don't try this at home. The... post Watch a semi truck jump over an F1 car appeared first on Digital Trends.
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10 Tricks to Make Yourself anSpotify might grab most of the headlines (and users) but Rdio is a worthy competitor in the streaming music market, with apps for multiple platforms, a clear and clean interface, and some useful... features hidden behind the scenes. If you're an Rdio user
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Have You Entered Our Three Contests?

The Phoblographer - 24 Nov 2014 19:10
Have You Entered Our ThreeYou still have a lot of time to enter our three contests!
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This is your chance to winWhat does the future of storytelling look like to you? Make a prediction for what you expect in the next year, five years or more, and you could win a free ticket to Mashable’s Media Summit, which... takes place on Dec. 5 at the Hudson Theatre in New York City. This year’s Media Summit focuses on the future of storytelling, and examines the impact new digital tools have had on the practice. On Dec. 5, influencers such as Orange Is The New Black author Piper Kerman, ABC News anchor David Muir and journalist Jillian Abramson will discuss topics ranging from visual storytelling, mobile strategies, data and much more.
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Forget playing games for cash -- if you really want to raise the stakes, try losing your actual blood when you lose in the virtual world. That's the concept behind Blood Sport, a crowdfunded project... that modifies game controllers to drain your body...
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Empirical evidence consistently finds that migrants boost the prosperity of host countries
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ISPs and security expertsHome Office move to match web users with IP addresses is misguided, experts say
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Blockject? Watch out, VMware 'n' pals Interview Belgian startup incubator Cloudfounders is working to have a pool of Seagate Kinetic drives provide block storage for virtual machines, as traditional... object storage can't cope? Er, what gives?...
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Ancient buried canyon discovered in Tibet

Fox News - 24 Nov 2014 19:03
A very old and very deep canyon lies alongside the Yarlung Tsangpo River in southern Tibet, near the eastern end of the Himalayas, and its recent discovery is prompting geologists to rethink a popular... model currently used to explain how the gorges of the Himalayas came to form so quickly and steeply.
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What Free Apps Are You MostNothing against paid apps--which can be great--but there's something particularly glorious about finding a free app that does exactly what you want. We want to know your favorites.
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The Barcelona, Spain-based startup functions on a premise that's pretty simple: It hooks businesses up with developers who are best fit to fulfill their app needs.
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Staring Down The Price OfBy Joe Horowitz, managing general partner, Jafco Ventures
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Reports Claim The FAA is GoingThe FAA has been working on a set of regulations for commercial drone use for months now, and according to the most recent reports, the results of all that work are some extremely strict rules that... include requiring a full-blown pilot’s license if you intend to sell what you’re capturing. According to the Wall Street […]
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Crossy Road Is Your New iPhoneIt's Frogger meets Flappy Bird
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[From GamerTell] League of Legends humorous 4.20 patch notes lay out a vision for an interesting 2015 season.
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Gift Connect Wants To Replace Because consumers have always been blasted by advertisements in every single corner of their lives, it’s hard to imagine an advertisement as something that would actually provide value. But Gift... Connect has imagined such a thing, and has raised $5.1 million in Series B from Hubert Burda Media to make the dream a reality. The company recently pivoted from the brand All Start Deals, which…
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Hootsuite's Next Play: Ads andHootsuite is building products to help brands determine when to show you ads or sell you goods.
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Apple's upcoming Watch smartwatch was featured recently by Time magazine as one of the Best Inventions of 2014. The annual round-up of gadgets and technology breakthroughs showcases the innovations... that promise to make the "world better, smarter...
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[This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.] The Lightning charger for iOS devices was a welcome change when it was introduced back in 2012, but it always take some time to... fully adjust to something new. If you're looking for a data cable to use with your iPhone 5 and to keep around long-term for all upcoming Apple devices, then grab the 10-foot Apple-certified MFi Lightning Cable. It's on sale in our latest Deal. Keeping your device charged wihile still having range is important. With the standard Lightning USB cords, you're pretty limited in how much you can move. Give yourself some range with this data cable, which gives you 10 feet of flexibility. This sturdy, long cord will stay plugged and keep your iOS device at full power, even if you're across the room from...
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Jennifer Aniston shares herGraham Norton is sick of hearing about a potential Friends reunion. So sick of the chatter that he practically begged Jennifer Aniston to finally organize one, if only to finally shut fans up about... it. Aniston shared her idea of the perfect cast reunion while chatting with the British talk show host. Long story short: Don't hold your breath for one anytime soon. See also: 55 Greatest Moments From 'Friends' "I say we wait until we're really much older, and be just Golden Friends because then you won't have the, 'Oh, look at Joey, look at what happened to them,'" she said. Norton revealed that he also has his own idea for a reunion: "Just make it really grim and depressing and then no one will ever want to see it again," he joked. "It could be a series of funerals."
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T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 andHeads up, T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Samsung Galaxy S5 users, you have an update waiting. This update weighs in at a decent 128.37MB and brings Chinese language support to your giant... smartphone.
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The Stand is one of Stephen King's best regarded works, and it's only natural that Hollywood should want to adapt it for the screen. Now, though, it looks like the book is getting the Hobbit... treatment. In an interview with Kevin Smith last week, director Josh Boone said that he plans on adapting the book in four parts, describing his vision as "highest level you can do it at, with a cast that's going to blow people's minds."
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Your iPhone 6 has a hiddenApple tends to be pretty thorough when it comes to breaking down all the bells and whistles that it adds to its new devices but it turns out the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus both have a feature that Apple... never bothered to mention: The ability to play back 4K video. The Unofficial Apple Weblog points us to a recent discovery the developers of Mac video upload app WALTR, who found that the A8 processors found in Apple’s new iPhone models offer 4K video playback, despite the fact that Apple never once announced this feature. RELATED: Check out this list of more than 30 awesome hidden iOS 8 features So why hasn’t Apple made a big deal out of its new
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500 dead sea lions found rotting on beach

Fox News - 24 Nov 2014 18:55
500 dead sea lions foundIt could be pollution, a fatal illness, or even intentional poisoning by local fishermen.
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Heroes and Villains as Flemish Portrait Paintings

Twisted Sifter - 24 Nov 2014 18:54
Heroes and Villains as Flemish  In Super Flemish, French photographer Sacha Goldberger depicts heroes and villains in the style of formal oil paintings from the Flemish school of portraiture. The project was a huge collaboration... involving costume designers, make-up artists, stylists and models. The series premiered at the Grand Palais in Paris recently, paying homage to Flemish masters like…
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Seals documented having sex with penguins

Fox News - 24 Nov 2014 18:54
Seals documented having sexScientists are documenting "sexual coercion" in the Antarctic, and it's probably not anything like what one might think: Young male Antarctic fur seals, it seems, have been documented having sex with... King penguins of undetermined gender, reports the BBC, via a study in the journal Polar Biology.
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Chuck Hagel's two-year career in 20 photos

Mashable - 24 Nov 2014 18:52
Chuck Hagel's two-year careerSecretary of State Chuck Hagel stepped down from his post on Monday after two weeks of back-and-forth meetings with President Obama, who reportedly requested Hagel's resignation on Friday. "Chuck... Hagel has been no ordinary secretary of defense," Obama said at a press conference on Monday. "He understands our men and women like few others, because he stood where they stood. He's been in the dirt, and he stood in the mud." Hagel, a former Republican senator and enlisted soldier, served as Pentagon chief since early 2013. Here's his brief time in that role in photos.
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On Monday, T-Mobile added several new music apps to its list of Music Freedom services, including Google Play Music and SoundCloud. The program allows users to stream music from various services…
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[From AppleTell] Urbanears will be giving away 100 pair of headphones, based on actual pigeons actually pooping on actual headphones (on fake heads).
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Shots fired: AMD ambushesTo further heat up the uber-competitive PC GPU wars, AMD has once again slashed the prices of dual-GPU graphics cards based on the Radeon R9 295. The post Shots fired: AMD ambushes Nvidia with... unexpected Radeon R9 295X2 price cuts appeared first on Digital Trends.
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iPhone 6 for Christmas? YouiPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales will spike dramatically to more than 56.7m units, one analyst has predicted, though there may be a post-New-Year hangover in early 2015 when demand drops considerably.... Apple's smaller of the two flagship smartphones will lead the charge, KGI's Ming-Chi Kuo suggests in a recently issued report to investors, expected to amount to almost …
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This week, large swaths of Star Wars fans will pay upwards of $15 for a ticket to The Penguins of Madagascar and walk out before the movie even starts. The "world premiere" first trailer for Episode... VII: The Force Awakens will debut this Friday in 30 theaters (28 in the US and two Canada) -- potentially more, but the messaging is clear that this is an offline, ticketed event. If you don't live near one of those theaters, then it sucks to be you.
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'Mario Kart 8' Legend Of ZeldaThe Legend of Zelda DLC pack for 'Mario Kart 8' is tremendous value and exceptionally fun.
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Apple Black Friday: (RED)Apple announced last night its campaign to support World AIDS Day 2014 with a series of App Store promotions and plans to donate a portion of Apple Store sales on Black Friday and Cyber Monday to the... Global Fund to support the fight against AIDS. Specifically for November 28th, or Black Friday, Apple shared that […]
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Last week an ambitious public Wi-Fi project called LinkNYC was unveiled: an effort that will erect up to 10,000 pillars offering free wireless internet and domestic phone calls to New York City's... residents and visitors. It's a bold public-private partnership that has been sold to the people as a program that "will be built at no cost to taxpayers." CityBridge, the company behind the project, says it will even "generate more than $500 million in revenue for the city over the first 12 years." That all sounds great -- except it's not the municipal Wi-Fi dream we were promised. There was reason to be skeptical of the plan when it was announced last week. Each LinkNYC pillar will throw "gigabit" internet in a radius of up to 150 feet. That's...
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Rare Stegosaurus skeleton willA rare skeleton of a nearly 10-foot-tall, 150-million-year-old Stegosaurus will be unveiled at the Natural History Museum in London next month. The skeleton is the museum's first complete dinosaur to... go on display in almost 100 years, and is the only stegosaurus skeleton in a public collection outside the United States. The dinosaur (Stegosaurus stenops) was an herbivore that lived about 155 million to 150 million years ago, during the late Jurassic Period. Stegosaurus, known for the two rows of bony plates along its back, primarily lived in western North America. Image: The Trustees of Natural History Museum, London
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The trailer for the 'JurassicApparently trailers for movie trailers are a thing now. See also: 'Jurassic World' Director Tweets Potential Huge Plot Hint Universal Studios is releasing the full Jurassic World trailer on Thursday,... but as is the trend with blockbusters nowadays, even the trailer for the movie gets its own trailer. On Sunday the pre-trailer trailer was uploaded to YouTube, and it’s arguably one of the most squeeee inspiring 20 seconds currently on the web. Take a second. Breathe. Relax. Ok, so, to recap. Jurassic World opening gate! Video: YouTube, Universal Studios Dinosaur stampeded with dino-pod! Video: YouTube, Universal Studios
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Time in space exposesMuch like that pickup truck rusting in your backyard thanks to time, rain and the elements, extended stays in the brutal environment of space can take its toll on spacecraft, satellites and space... stations. In fact, anything outside the protective blanket of our atmosphere can be assaulted by orbital debris, temperature extremes, micrometeoroids, direct sunlight and, when spacecraft are in low-Earth orbit (LEO) or orbiting near another planet like Mars, atomic oxygen. Over time this relentless hammering by the space environment degrades many spacecraft materials.
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Feds Warn Against SurgeryWASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. regulators have strengthened their warning against use of a once-popular device for gynecologic surgery that can spread unsuspected cancer, saying its risk is only justified in... a fraction of patients. The Food and Drug Administration is updating its April safety warning, now saying doctors should not use the devices, called laparoscopic power morcellators, for performing a hysterectomy or removing uterine fibroids "in the vast majority of women." The FDA's Dr. William Maisel says there are safer options for the procedures for most patients -- but he said the device may be appropriate for some women. One manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson, directed surgeons to stop using its device for the procedures in April, when concerns about inadvertently spreading cancer inside...
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Nexus 6 teardown reveals innerThe time for Google's Nexus 6 has come. The people at iFixit set their sights on the new phablet and have dismantled the device to give us a closer look at the insides of the device (preorders started... shipping earlier this month). See also: iOS 8 vs. Android Lollipop: Same features, yet more distinct than ever The results are mostly good: It's fairly simple to access the phone's inner parts to repair or replace them (iFixit rated the phablet a 7 out of 10 for easiness to repair). Beneath the back hood, which the dismantlers had to pry off with a pick, a "legion" of screws need to be removed in order to get inside, meaning no adhesive is used to secure the front panel. After that, it's pretty easy to replace cameras, buttons and the headphone jack
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Production Audi quattro couldA heritage name and some serious powertrain hardware have put Audi's recent quattro concepts high on enthusiasts' wish lists, but the carmaker could be working on an even more extreme production... version. The post Production Audi quattro could be more extreme than either of the two recent concepts appeared first on Digital Trends.
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A California Power Plant IsThe power shortages, brown-outs, and rolling blackouts that have long plagued Los Angeles county during times of peak energy usage may soon be a thing of the past now that the region's energy utility... has signed on with battery-maker AES Southland to install a massive, 400MW auxiliary power solution.
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The Mommy Trap

Slate - 24 Nov 2014 18:38
Would a good mother ever have the urge to kill her child? Even by the ghastly standards of horror films, which will gladly traffic in serial killers, monsters, and demons, a mother murdering her child... is typically beyond the pale. But The Babadook, a frightening new film out this week from Australian writer-director Jennifer Kent, addresses the question head-on, imagining how trauma and the pressures of parenting can transform a mother into a terrible force, and exposing just how scary the unspoken feelings a mother can have toward her child can be.
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Luxury Watchmakers CrackingAs smartwatches based on Android Wear and other operating systems continue to proliferate, users have been increasingly looking to download digital likenesses of high-end watch faces onto their... favorite wearable tech devices. The luxury watchmakers behind the real-world design of the digital "fake" versions are now attempting to put an end to those creating smartwatch clones of their products, according to TorrentFreak. Last week, Apple released its WatchKit developer tools, allowing developers to begin creating apps for the soon-to-be-released Apple Watch. Those developer tools do not currently support the creation of custom watch face designs, but it is possible they could do so in the future once Apple begins supporting fully native Apple Watch apps next year. Companies including IWC,...
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An anonymous reader writes "Two private companies, Deep Space Industries and Planetary Resources, have received contracts from NASA to study asteroid redirection and will pursue their plans of... asteroid mining. From the article: "Deep Space Industries is planning to build a number of dense spacecrafts called FireFlies, and they plan on sending the satellites on one way missions to gather information about the density, shape, composition and size of an asteroid. They also have plans to build a spacecraft called Dragonfly, which has the purpose of catching asteroids. The asteroid material will be collected and returned to Earth by 'Harvesters'. Planetary Resources, on the other hand, plans to build a number of middle sized and small telescopes that will be capable of examining asteroids near...
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Weaved Hauls Your Raspberry Pi Playing with Raspberry Pi is a lot of fun, but what happens when you want to get some real work done? While it’s not difficult to make a RaspPi board do cool stuff, getting it to communicate with... the wider world is a bit of a challenge. That’s why Ryo Koyama, Mike Johnson, and Doug Olekin made Weaved. While the goal is a bit broad – “Weaved is looking to enable Internet…
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Post Rakuten Acquisition, Slice, the shopping and package tracking app acquired by Rakuten earlier this year, has now made an acquisition of its own. It has bought Unroll.Me, an app that lets users roll up and manage... mass-email subscriptions and unsubscribe to those that have tipped into the point of being useless spam. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed, the companies tell me. Unroll.Me was a bootstrapped…
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Although Google's Nexus 9 has a great tap-to-wake function, the Nexus 6 doesn't; at least not yet. Google could enable it in the future but if you can't wait -- and…
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Bits Blog: AmericansMost Americans are more concerned about online privacy now than they were a year ago, but a recent survey indicates that they are not as worried as those in other countries.
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Android Lollipop's defaultIf you feel your snazzy new Nexus 6 just isn't performing as quickly and smoothly as it should be, Android 5.0's default full-disk encryption could be to blame. AnandTech recently ran storage... performance benchmark tests on two Nexus 6 devices: one with and one without full-disk encryption (FDE) enabled. The Nexus 6 comes with FDE enabled by default, which you can't turn disable, but the site was able to grab a non-encrypted phone from Motorola.
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∞ World record jump of the Lotus F1 team

The Loop - 24 Nov 2014 18:34
This world record jump is not only not what you'd expect, it's also bat-poop crazy.
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Your turkey pardon isTurkeys are guilty, all right. Guilty of being too delicious. John Oliver voiced his opinion on one of America's strangest Thanksgiving traditions: the annual presidential turkey pardoning. "Every... single turkey is guilty. Specifically, guilty of having delicious bird parts that should be serving time in the prison of my mouth," Oliver says, a glisten of drool appearing on his lips. If you're going to pardon one turkey, you might as well pardon them all. Or just eat them. They've been getting a free pass for far too long. Stoner Woody Harrelson sings 'Kumbaya' in 'SNL' digital extra 'SNL' cold open spoofs immigration reform with 'Schoolhouse Rock!' Thank 'SNL' for your new Thanksgiving anthem: 'Back Home Ballers' Poo-Pourri is back to remind us that everybody poops (even Santa)
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'Homeland' Episode 9 recap:In “There’s Something Else Going On,” the ninth episode of Homeland’s fourth season, relationships with loved ones lead to both triumphs and disasters as the prisoner exchange between the... Americans and Haqqani finally goes down. The exchange is, without a doubt, far more advantageous to Haqqani than to the Americans: several of Haqqani’s men — most of whom were being held for attacks against the U.N. and other organizations — being traded for Saul? It’s enough to give Quinn pause as he asks Carrie, “Tell me we’re doing the right thing.” Carrie, who has tempered her mission-only mindset in recent episodes, replies, “The right thing is getting Saul back.”
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Not much is certain in technology and design, except for one pattern we've seen time and again: whenever a new class of technology becomes available, everyone wants a piece of it. In the late ’90s... it was websites, then it was apps, and now it's connected everything, aka, the Internet of Things (IoT). But there’s […] The post Tips for Designing a Connected Home That Isn’t Chaos appeared first on WIRED.
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The ultimate Black Friday 2014With Black Friday 2014 fast approaching, buyers looking to score some amazing Black Friday deals should already be preparing for the major sale event of the holiday shipping season in order to make... sure they'll actually be able to buy the discounted items they're looking for. Over the past two weeks, most major retailers in the U.S. have already revealed details about pre-Black Friday events, Black Friday sales, and even Cyber Monday deals. To help make sense of all the madness, BGR has prepared a handy Black Friday "cheatsheet" to help you get ready for in-store doorbuster shopping. You’ll find tons of information for Black Friday 2014 events already announced by a variety of retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, Costco, Target, Walmart
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To listen to this episode of Working with guest John Lefever, click the arrow on the audio player below:
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The Doctor Will See Through You Now

Wall Street Journal - 24 Nov 2014 18:30
The Doctor Will See ThroughIsrael-based RealView Imaging, who's technology enables doctors to view a real-time 3D hologram of a patient's anatomy in the air and interact with it, has closed a $10 million investment round led by... Chinese firm LongTec China Ventures.
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There's No Magic In Cloud Computing

Forbes - 24 Nov 2014 18:30
There's No Magic In CloudSo many businesses fear change… and if they don’t embrace it responsibly… they’ll be doomed…
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Don't Try to Warm Frostbite with Friction

Life Hacker - 24 Nov 2014 18:30
Don't Try to Warm FrostbiteAlthough winter and snow sports can be great fun, they also bring the risk of frostbite. Trying to warm frostbitten skin or hands by rubbing them together can actually do more damage. Instead, your... first priority should be to get out of the elements.
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Apple is alerting iBooks publishers on iTunes that the iTunes Connect service will be unavailable during the holiday season, reports MacStories. The hiatus will begin December 22 and last until... December 29. While the notice is addressed only to...
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Rivers of mud sweep throughDays of heavy rain in Morocco, which began Nov. 20 but intensified over the weekend, have turned dry riverbeds into raging rivers, leaving dozens dead. At least 32 people were killed and dozens of... homes were swept into the torrents, the Interior Ministry said Monday. Video purportedly taken in Tantan, located in south of the city of Guelmin, shows a raging river of mud bursting through the city See also: Global Warming Elevates Odds of Extreme Weather, From Australia to California The southern part of the country was especially hard hit, with 24 people reported dead in Guelmin. Several bodies were pulled from the Oued Talmaadart, which is normally a dry riverbed.
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T-Mobile makes Google MusicThis week T-Mobile is bringing the heat with an extension on their Music Freedom service which allows users to stream music without added data costs. That means that the music service you use to... stream music - the app that probably uses the MOST data on your device - will no longer be counted against your data costs for the …
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Italian Astronaut Spends HerTwitter savvy astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti arrives at the space station.
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[From GadgeTell] Google has achieved quite a lot in a narrow window of time with its web-centric Chrome OS platform.
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[From GadgeTell] BTunes upgrades corded headphones to Bluetooth 4.0 aptX
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[From EntertainmentTell] Is an Amazon streaming service- free and with ads- actually happening?
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Turkey's president says womenTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan once again waded into controversy on Monday when he told a mostly female audience at a summit on justice for women that women are not equal to men See also:... 'Twitter, Mtwitter!': Turkish Prime Minister's 9 Craziest Quotes About Social Media "You cannot put women and men on an equal footing," he said. "It is against nature. They were created differently. Their nature is different. Their constitution is different." Erdogan, a devout Muslim, said women's role in society is clear: "Our religion has defined a position for women: Motherhood. Some people can understand this, while others can't," he said. "You cannot explain this to feminists because they don't accept the concept of motherhood."
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If you're looking snag a DVD or Blu-ray from Redbox while out gathering holiday supplies, you'll soon be paying a bit more for the rental. On December 2nd, the red kiosks will increase rates from... $1.20 to $1.50 for DVDs and from $1.50 to $2 for...
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FCC Chairman on Net NeutralityThe Federal Communications Commission is moving forward with its plans to strictly regulate Internet traffic so that Net Neutrality isn't lost, but the agency isn't moving quickly to make that happen.... Chairman Tom Wheeler said the FCC is moving slowly and deliberately to craft its new plan because no matter what happens, he expects the lawsuits are coming. The Mac Observer Spin: It's good that the FCC is planning now for the inevitable legal fights over Net Neutrality. Hopefully the final outcome is a system that favors the free flow of information and not just the corporate desires of the Internet Service Providers.
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24 of the weirdest andRumoured to be going on sale at the end of this month in the UK, the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is certainly a bit different to the norm. Its sidebar OLED panel presents alerts and notifications when it... is laid flat, which could be useful when you're...
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FAA's new drone rules could beThe Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will soon release new rules on the use of drones in the U.S., and they might be more restrictive than the current ones, potentially making the use of a flying... robot much more difficult. Drone pilots will need a license, will only be able to fly during the day, and can only operate below 400 feet, and in the operator's line of sight, according to a Wall Street Journal report published on Monday. The FAA is reportedly also going to group all unmanned aerial vehicles — regardless of weight or size — under these rules, meaning that flying a small toy drone will be subject to the same restrictive rules as flying a bigger commercial one
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Venomous Snakebite Captured in a Photo

Live Science - 24 Nov 2014 18:21
Venomous Snakebite Captured inA biologist and a photographer were working in the Sri Lankan rainforest when they inadvertently captured a rare sight on camera: the moment that a venomous snake struck, striking the biologist on the... hand.
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Top Android device, accessory,Anybody shopping for Android apps, accessories, smartphones, or tablets will want to take a skim through these sales we've scrounged up from around the web. Every day, we comb through these sales to... make sure they're fresh and accurate, and try to find a few more. Latest additions will be at the top of each list. As always, if you find any sales out out there that aren't included, let us know in the comments.
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[From EntertainmentTell] Yes, dear reader, Melissa McCarthy has accepted the role of Tinker Bell, but don't readjust your expectations for Peter Pan Live yet - this is for a fresh take on the classic... children's story hatched from the fertile mind of Shawn Levy, says an exclusive from Deadline. McCarthy will star and also produce.
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At Melbourne hotel, regularThe Grand Hyatt Melbourne has launched its Leave it at Hyatt scheme, enabling visitors to safely store their belongings on site, ready for their next stay.
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Individuals who were exposed to intense verbal aggression as children are able to handle intense conflict later in life, new research suggests. "Conflict experiences can be beneficial, by alleviating... tension and avoiding conflict escalation, reducing communication apprehension, and contributing to closeness within the relationship," said an author of the study. "Given the diversity of outcomes associated with interpersonal conflict, efforts to understand variation in the experienced negativity of conflict experiences are extremely important in helping people navigate these interactions."
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An inside job: DesignerNanoparticle designs target and treat early stage cancer cells by killing those cells with heat, delivered from inside the cell itself. Normal cells are thus left unaffected by the treatment regimen.
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The structure of pores found in cell nuclei has been uncovered by a team of scientists, revealing how they selectively block certain molecules from entering, protecting genetic material and normal... cell functions. The discovery could lead to the development of new drugs against viruses that target the cell nucleus and new ways of delivering gene therapies, say the scientists behind the study.
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Google's New Dashboard ShowsIf go through a lot of gadgets, chances are your Google account is still connected to some old toys you don't much use anymore. Google's new security dashboard will help you keep track of which... devices still have access, and lets you cut down the list right from your browser.
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Google's New Dashboard ShowsIf go through a lot of gadgets, chances are your Google account is still connected to some old toys you don't much use anymore. Google's new security dashboard will help you keep track of which... devices still have access, and lets you cut down the list right from your browser.
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Google Play pulled a gayA game encouraging players to shoot naked homosexual men was pulled from the Google Play store late Sunday/early Monday, but not before thousands of people downloaded it Ass Hunter has existed on... various flash games websites for more than a decade, but appeared on Google Play sometime in November. (You can find a link to the cached app page here.) Its listed tag lines such as "Watch out behind you!" and "Play and do not be gay!" See also: 14 travel apps to download before your next adventure In the game, players control a hunter who is armed with a shotgun. On each level, they are tasked with killing a specified number of naked, homosexual men that charge at them. If you fail, the naked man leaps on the hunter and a cloud of dust appears, presumably implying the naked man assaults him.
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[From EntertainmentTell] PItch Perfect has both a new trailer and a silly conspiracy video
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Rumor: Two 50MP Canon DSLRs inAs 2014 draws to a close, the Canon rumor mill is beginning to buzz louder about some potential cameras that are supposedly in the works — foremost among them the high-megapixel DSLR that we’ve... been hearing about for over two years. But according to the most recent rumors, we might not have one, but two […]
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The Best Black Friday Deals

Life Hacker - 24 Nov 2014 18:15
The Best Black Friday DealsYou've reached our hub for 2014's Kinja Deals Black Friday coverage. The deals are already coming in, so start saving right now. Be sure to check out Kinja Deals for our year-round deal and product... coverage, and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal.
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The Best Black Friday Deals

Gizmodo - 24 Nov 2014 18:15
The Best Black Friday DealsYou've reached our hub for 2014's Kinja Deals Black Friday coverage. The deals are already coming in, so start saving right now. Be sure to check out Kinja Deals for our year-round deal and product... coverage, and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal.
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In Praise of the Small Thanksgiving

Slate - 24 Nov 2014 18:15
Elizabeth Weingarten spent her childhood envying large Thanksgiving gatherings. But when her small, intimate family dinner became a larger gaggle, she changed her mind. Her 2011 essay on discovering... the joy of a small Thanksgiving is reprinted below.
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Tower Bridge Official 'Gutted'Part of Tower Bridge's latest attraction, a glass walkway soaring 140 feet above the Thames, has shattered just two weeks after opening, when someone dropped a beer bottle on one of the glass panels.... The attraction, which cost London a cool $1.5 million, was part of the Tower's 120th birthday celebration and recently opened on November 10. According to ITV News in London, the November 21 incident occurred when a glass bottle was dropped -- causing the initial cracks to the glass panels -- and further damaged by a woman wearing stilettos. Visitor Peter Gordon, who was at the Tower at the time of the incident, told HuffPost Travel that a "waitress dropped a bottle on one of the glass panels on the walkways; it smashed the upper, sacrificial layer of the glass that lies over the supporting...
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How Vine Went From ComedyJust before Channel 4 News's chief correspondent Alex Thomson set off on a reporting assignment to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone earlier this month, one of the show's digital producers pulled him aside and... suggested he should "do some Vines" while he was there. "I looked at him blankly," says Thomson. "Images of vineyards floated into my head."
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RHA T10i Review: Earbuds That A good in-ear headphone is like a truly good book – most of the time, you’re settling for “good enough,” and a true masterpiece only comes along once in a while. The new RHA T10i is that... masterpiece when it comes to in-ear buds, with design that’s durable, eye-catching and comfortable, and sound quality that’s hard to match, and that can be tailored to your…
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Facebook Look Back videos posed a pretty thorny infrastructure challenge, largely due to time constraints. The team had three weeks to get the job done.
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[From EntertainmentTell] Motown star Jimmy Ruffin is gone at age 78. The highlight of his career was one of Motown's greatest songs, "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted."
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T-Mobile Music Freedom addsT-Mobile has added 14 more Internet audio streaming services, including Google Play Music, to its Music Freedom program, which allows customers to stream as much as they want from those companies... without having it count against their data package.
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[From EntertainmentTell] Katy Perry is officially the lead performer at February's Super Bowl halftime show
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You Can Get Android Lollipop'sMy favorite part of Android Lollipop is having a secure PIN code on my phone but never having to type it in, thanks to the new Trusted Devices and Trusted Places options that bypass the lock screen... when I don't need it. If you've got an older Android phone, there's good news: An app can bring you the same great trick.
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Nexus 6 teardown reveals solidThe device scores a seven out of 10 for repairability, according to iFixit, thanks to its standard screw size and easily replaceable components.
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Search giant saves blushes in online abuse case Google has avoided a costly legal precedent by settling out of court in an online abuse case due to be heard in the High Court today, legal experts have... said....
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Photographer Captures Meteor,The stunning green glow in this image comes from an aurora at Glacier National Park in Alaska. Astrophotographer John Ashley took this image from Livingston Mountain Range in Glacier National Park On... Oct. 20, 2014.
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It’s become clear in the past few years that few technologies live in a vacuum. They’re more likely to be connected or related and sharing data, which is why it’s always better to think of the... enterprise holistically rather than in silos. (Imagine how much more efficiently the federal government would run if it stored one record of each citizen, rather than one at the Internal Revenue Service, another at the Social Security Administration, another at the Transportation Security Administration, and so on.)
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INSANE $72 IN SAVINGS! 8While people are always on the hunt for good deals, Thanksgiving week is known for being the one week each year that people devote the most time to bargain hunting. Retailers across the country offer... some of their best sale prices of the year to woo customers, but you don’t need to battle crowds to get deals this week. In fact you can save $72 right now without moving an inch, because we’ve got a great list for you today showcasing eight nifty paid iPhone and iPad apps that are on sale for free. DON’T MISS: I just replaced every credit card in my wallet with Coin These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free
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Top 10 most read: AppleWhat V3 readers were mostly reading in past seven days
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Bobby Miller, the Global Chief Consumer Goods Strategist at ORTEC, wrote an excellent article about dimensional weight pricing in Logistics Viewpoints.  I recognized that for many shippers,... dimensional pricing would lead to increased parcel shipping costs.  What I didn’t recognize, prior to reading this article, was that it could also drive substantially higher warehousing costs for shippers.
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Apple Details Special (RED)As part of its campaign announced late yesterday to support the upcoming World AIDS Day, Apple has also confirmed its annual Black Friday sale on November 28, which is branded this year as the (RED)... Special Shopping Day Promo. The U.S. promotion is offering (RED) gift cards to customers who purchase a qualifying product on Black Friday. Unlike last year, Apple is including the iPhone in the (RED) promotion this year, offering a $50 gift card for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, and iPhone 5c purchases except for those made with no money down through the online store. Gift card amounts for other products vary and include $100 on select Macs, $50 on qualifying iPads, and $25 each on qualifying Apple TV, iPods, and Beats hardware. Some of these amounts are lower than last year's Black...
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[From EntertainmentTell] There's absolutely no truth to the "$100 on your windshield scam" report
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T-Mobile Doubles The Number Of T-Mobile has today doubled the number of streaming music services supported with its recently launched “Music Freedom” program which allows the company’s customers to stream music from a... variety of apps without counting towards their data caps. T-Mobile announced this feature in June with a limited number of services, including then only “top” industry…
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'Less' means more to malwareUsing the "less" Linux command to view the contents of files downloaded from the Internet is a dangerous operation that can lead to remote code execution, according to a security researcher. At first... glance, less appears to be a harmless command that outputs a file's content to a terminal window and allows the users to navigate forward and backward through it. Less does not allow file editing, which is a job for file editors like the widely used vi, but has the benefit of displaying data on the fly without needing to load an entire file into memory. This is useful when dealing with large files. Less is frequently used to view text files, but on many Linux distributions, including Ubuntu and CentOS, it supports many more file types, including archives, images and PDF. That's because, on...
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An emerging market of products addresses the limitations of packet routing in traditional wide area networks with a "dynamic-path management" technology that is based on programmable network devices.
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[From GamerTell] Ever struggle to decide which games deserve your hard earned dollars? I had a similar problem recently.
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First family of Bitcoin: AdamBoost VC, the San Mateo startup accelerator co-founded by Adam Draper, is doubling down on its bitcoin emphasis by exclusively accepting bitcoin-related companies for its upcoming class, "Tribe 5."... Or, as Draper puts it in a recent blog post, "Boost is going full bitcoin." Draper cites hyperfocus, playing to strengths, and love for the bitcoin community as the three reasons for this decision. The upcoming class […]
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When photographed through a microscope, drops of seawater look like the outer reaches of the cosmos. The post Magnified Plankton Looks Just Like Outer Space appeared first on WIRED.
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Robot Sub Finds SurprisinglyAntarctica's ice paradox has yet another puzzling layer. Not only is the amount of sea ice increasing each year, but an underwater robot now shows the ice is also much thicker than previously thought,... a new study reports.
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A couple years and plenty of trips on the water later, Anton Willis is introducing new details. Perhaps most notably, the new Oru has a foam chair with adjustable back support. The post Here’s a New... Tricked Out Version of the Origami-Inspired Oru Kayak appeared first on WIRED.
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New device could make largeInnovation from MIT could allow many biological components to be connected to produce predictable effects.
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Registration now is open for NASA's Cube Quest Challenge, the agency's first in-space competition that offers the agency's largest-ever prize purse.
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How to Motivate Yourself byEveryone loves movies, and a lot of people wish their life was just like one. Movies excite us, give us a chance to think, and can even motivate us to live better lives. Well you're the main character... in your life and you're filming your story right now. With the right mindset, you can use that philosophy to tackle whatever scene comes your way.
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Streams from apps like SpotifyHighlighting the growing influence of streaming on the music industry, the New York Times last week reported that music streams from sites like Spotify and Beats will, for the first time, be included... in the calculation of the Billboard 200. In...
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8 Things Startups ShouldGuest author Scott Gerber is founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council. Partnering with another company can be great for both parties involved--or it can end in disaster. Collaboration can be tempting... for a quick sales fix, but do your due diligence first. To learn more, we polled eight members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) on the questions you should ask before saying yes to collaboration, and the red flags to look out for during early discussions. Their best answers are below. Figure Out Why They Want to Collaborate Sometimes the answer is as simple as "to increase sales." But sometimes it's because of an internal political struggle, a desire to compete with you, or even just to look like they are doing something. Beware of people who seem to be too eager to work with you. That...
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No cat videos please, we're French

IOL - 24 Nov 2014 18:00
Blame America for everything you hate about 'internet culture', writes Caitlin Dewey.
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Xiaomi Partners With BhartiThe 4G Redmi will be around $160, with an even less expensive 3G version to follow.
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Industry vet poached for enterprise solutions biz Texan tech baron Dell has poached the boss of Huawei Enterprise UK, Dave Poskett, as deputy head of one of its Blighty-based divisions....
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How A 'Hunger Games' VideoThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 made $123M this weekend, falling short of the high water mark set by Catching Fire ($158M) but still easily destroying everything else this year. One more film, the... series will end, raking in billions for those behind it.
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[From EntertainmentTell] The Boss is giving back to his fans in a big way by hosting an archival concert download site developed with nugs.net. The site is starting with recent shows in 2014, and... working back. Makes sense, given that fans have been trading bootlegs of older shows for much longer. Complete-ists will want to have a full set.
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[From EntertainmentTell] Another bad weekend for Bill Cosby. Not that there's anything wrong with that
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The list of music services that won't impact your data plan on T-Mobile is getting much longer today. The carrier has added Google Play Music, Xbox Music, SoundCloud, and 11 other music apps to its... Music Freedom initiative. Those three are the big names, but T-Mobile says it's also added listening options for fans of EDM, jazz, Caribbean, and Bollywood-style music. "Today we're taking another huge step toward our ultimate goal of including every streaming music service in the program," said T-Mobile CEO John Legere. "Anyone can play. No one pays. And everyone wins." Even if companies aren't paying to participate, the net neutrality concerns raised by Music Freedom remain just as valid now as they were when the program was announced in...
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First time accepted submitter Greenargie points out this story about an indoor flying pavilion for drones being built at a college in southwestern Ohio. An indoor flying pavilion for students to test... and fly drones will be built at a college in southwestern Ohio. Sinclair Community College officials say the 40-foot high pavilion resembling a traditional aircraft hangar will be built adjacent to a building in Dayton that houses some of its education and training programs in unmanned aerial systems and aviation. The indoor pavilion will allow students to fly drones without having to deal with weather issues or Federal Aviation Administration restrictions on flying them outdoors, said Andrew Shepherd, director of Sinclair's unmanned aerial systems program. Congress has directed the FAA to...
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Galaxy S6 details: turningIf today's report on the sales of the Galaxy S5 are true, Samsung's next release will need to be a doozy. We previously had a chat on what Samsung was potentially getting into with the Galaxy S6 - how... they may be working on a "Project Zero", a reboot of the entire series, a re-imagining of the smartphone monster they've …
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Five Ways You'll Be Hacked on Cyber Monday

The Huffington Post - 24 Nov 2014 17:54
Five Ways You'll Be Hacked onAccording to a June 2014 study by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the likely annual cost to the global economy from cybercrime could reach $575 billion. It's a big number. Here are... five ways hackers will try to get you to contribute to it while you enthusiastically search for the best deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Hack #1 -- Social Engineering - the process of manipulating people to give up private information. Some of the most well publicized hacks in recent memory have been socially engineered. What's more likely... Apple's iCloud being hacked or someone (such as Kate Upton or Jennifer Lawrence) being tricked or willingly "lending" their password to someone? If you are checking out on an obscure website this Cyber Monday and the site asks you to "confirm"...
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The night before Thanksgiving is known as one of the heaviest drinking nights in America. Almost no one works Thanksgiving, people are often home with friends and family they don't often see, and no... one wants to stay in or entertain the night before the biggest entertaining day of the year. It makes sense the night is colloquially known as "Blackout Wednesday." But you may find yourself going out in a city you haven't lived in since you were underage. So what's the most efficient drink to purchase in your home state on Blackout Wednesday? Using the Washington Post's Christopher Ingraham's excellent but Virginia-specific analysis of comparative alcohol prices, Slate endeavored to answer this question and entered a morass of state liquor regulations, underpinned by a confusing and...
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Aerial laser discovers ancientResearchers in Spain have used sophisticated aerial laser technology to confirm the existence of ancient Roman gold mines.
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Ulta's Black Friday Sale Is One Big Beauty Extravaganza

The Huffington Post - 24 Nov 2014 17:51
Ulta's Black Friday Sale IsThe store: Ulta The time: Ulta Beauty stores will open doors to shoppers at 8p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 27. Store hours vary during the Thanksgiving weekend. Check your local store or Ulta.com for exact... store hours details. PLUS, there are online only deals starting Cyber Monday Dec. 1. The deals: $10 each, Bare Minerals 3-piece Kits $19, Tarte Joy at Lash Lip & Lash Set $15 each, Butter London Steampunk Ball Nail Lacquer Duos $10 each, Philosophy 3-in-1 Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath $6.99 each, Sexy Hair Root Pump, Root Pump Plus, Spray & Play or Spray & Play Harder $14.99 (Reg. $24.99) ULTA Irresistible Beauty 72-piece Collection Click here for Sephora Black Friday deals. What we love: Check out other amazing Black Friday deals at: Banana Republic Macy's J.C. Penney Old Navy
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Politicians Who Regulate BigEver wonder why big cable companies can do whatever they want ? It's partly because the FCC keeps its revolving door spinning . But it's also worth knowing that the politicians in charge of regulating... the telecom industry not only receive campaign funds from them ; some of them directly invest in companies like AT&T and Comcast.
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Cartoon Satellite HelpsThe European Space Agency's Clean Space program is launching a multi-faceted approach to dealing with the issue of dangerous space debris
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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'Brace yourselves, "Star Wars" fans. The trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" will land at nine Regal Theater locations across the US.
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The Best Android Phones

Android Central - 24 Nov 2014 17:45
The Best Android Phones"What's the best phone right now?" That's probably the question we get around here more than any other. It's subjective, and it's not easy to answer. And truth be told there are whole lot of phones... out there right now that you just can't go wrong with. So as we head into the winter holiday shopping season, we're going to take a look at what's available now and simply say this: These are the best Android smartphones that are currently available.
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Carmelo Anthony Makes His First VC Plays

TechCrunch - 24 Nov 2014 17:45
Carmelo Anthony Makes His Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony is making a bid for a legacy off the court — with a big assist from CrunchBase. The power forward-turned-venture capitalist launched Melo7 Tech Partners earlier... this year with partner Stuart Goldfarb and has since closed 10 deals ranging from a seed for smart kitchenware startup The Orange Chef to Lyft’s latest $250 million cash bonanza.
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Stunning New Photo Of EuropaIt's the most extraordinary image ever of Europa. NASA's newly "remastered" photo of Jupiter's icy moon (below) shows the satellite's geology in stunning, high-definition detail. And unlike a similar... image released previously--in which the colors were artificially enhanced--the new photo shows Europa pretty much as the human eye would see it. (Story continues below image.) The color variations across the cracked surface indicate the surface geology. Blue and white areas contain relatively pure water ice. Reddish and brownish areas contain high concentrations of non-ice materials. Europa, which was discovered by Galileo in 1610, is of special interest to astronomers because it's believed to have a deep subsurface ocean with conditions favorable for life. The image was made from images taken...
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New research offers a novel insight into the nature of dark matter and dark energy and what the future of our Universe might be. Cosmology has undergone a paradigm shift since 1998 when researchers... announced that the rate at which...
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Anonymous App Yik Yak Raises $62 Million

Re/code - 24 Nov 2014 17:42
Anonymous App Yik Yak RaisesYik Yak, an anonymous messaging app popular on college campuses, has raised $62 million in new venture funding, according to a company spokesperson. The round was led by Sequoia Capital, and comes... less than six months after the Atlanta-based company raised $10 million in a different round. The app, which allows users to share thoughts […]
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There are plenty of smartwatch options and in MoTR #333, Matthew and Kevin discuss one that may be best for them. They also chat about a couple of surprising new Android-compatible tablets.
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If you're planning to shoot your next movie using a drone, beware: you may need to meet some stringent conditions to stay in the Federal Aviation Administration's good books. Sources tell the Wall... Street Journal that the agency will propose...
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Costa might be the coffee shop king in the UK, but updates to its mobile apps have been slow going. After finally launching a digital version of its points card, the company today added some fresh iOS... functionality in the form of Passbook support....
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First truly immersive videoForget Oculus Rift. Of course, it took Canadians to develop a true break-through in video gaming immersion technology: Blood Sport hardware. From Justin Bieber to Rob Ford, the world has recently... started learning about the dark side of our seemingly gentle northern neighbor. Now comes gaming hardware that reroutes the electrical signal meant to trigger the rumbling sensation in the game controllers… instead, turning on blood collection system that is actually hooked into player’s veins. In many shoot’em up gamess, the rumble system is used to signal tothat a player has been shot. With Blood Sport hardware, the result of carelessness or bad tactics is actual physical blood loss. The device apparently isn’t quite as sinister as it seems, or so its
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Kickstarter project SnapJetA team of creative types at a small company called Paradigm Optics, with help from a small group of engineers has together created a new way to print pictures taken with a smartphone--and perhaps the... best thing about it is that it doesn't require any cables, Bluetooth or even an app on the phone. It's called the SnapJet and to use it, a person calls up a photo on their smartphone, lays the phone on top of the device and then presses a button to take a picture of the image on the phone, which is then printed on Polaroid (or Fujifilm's Instamax) film and pushed out of a slot on the device. This approach means it will work with any brand of phone. The combined team has created a project on Kickstarter looking for $155,000 to cover the production costs for the new device.
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Toad, 'Super Mario Bros'Gaming giant Nintendo made a shocking announcement last week that one of its most beloved characters doesn't identify along the gender binary. Toad, Mario's buddy in classic games like "Super Mario... Bros. 2," has long been assumed to be male but was in fact intended to be genderless. During an interview discussing "Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker," a new game from Nintendo, producer Koichi Hayashida revealed some surprising new info about Toad, Toadette and the gender binary. "This is maybe a little bit of a strange story, but we never really went out of our way to decide on the sex of these characters, even though they have somewhat gendered appearances," Hayashida reportedly stated. "But I think what I can say is that Toadette and Toad are not siblings -- perhaps it would be more accurate...
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Tesla battery talks with BMWTesla and BMW continue to have discussions around potential collaborations on batteries, charging stations, and lightweight car components, Elon Musk has confirmed, though the EV firm maintains the... talks are still "casual" at this stage. "We are talking about whether we can collaborate in battery technology or charging stations," Musk told German press, in addition to suggesting that Tesla was …
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Redbox's rental prices are going up

The Verge - 24 Nov 2014 17:35
Redbox has always been aggressive about pricing. Taking home a DVD or Blu-ray from one of the company's rental kiosks is cheaper than paying to watch the same movie via iTunes or Amazon. That's not... changing just yet, but the cost of Redbox's 24-hour rentals is going up by at least 25 percent starting December 2nd. Currently priced at $1.20, DVD rentals will increase to $1.50. And Blu-rays, now $1.50, will go up to $2.00 -- a 33 percent hike. But even with the higher prices, renting a film from Redbox is still cheaper than going the digital route, where new releases typically cost around $4.99 to download or stream in high definition. The Wall Street Journal notes that Redbox is trying to buck stagnant financial performance it's seen in...
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If Windows virtual memory isDspenc40229's PC occasionally complains that it's running low on virtual memory. "How do I get more?" Virtual memory, also known as the swap file, uses part of your hard drive to effectively expand... your RAM, allowing you to run more programs than it could otherwise handle. But a hard drive is much slower than RAM, so it can really hurt performance. (I discuss SSDs below.) [Have a tech question? Ask PCWorld Contributing Editor Lincoln Spector. Send your query to answer@pcworld.com.] Some basics: Your PC has storage--a hard drive or SSD--and memory in the form of RAM chips. RAM is faster than storage, and you have much less of it. It's also more volatile: Shut off the power, and everything in RAM disappears. You can think of RAM as the immediate workspace, and storage as the file cabinet....
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Apple to ring in 71.5M iPhoneBut sales will sink to under 50 million in the first quarter of next year, forecasts KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
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Developing noninvasive test for endometriosis

Science Daily - 24 Nov 2014 17:32
Patterns of genetic activity that can be used to diagnose endometriosis and its severity have been identified by researchers, a finding that may offer millions of women an alternative to surgery... through a simple noninvasive procedure.
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When researchers wanted to verify alcohol-use survey results at a senior housing center, they came up with a novel way to measure residents' drinking: Count the empty bottles in recycling bins.
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Members of the public in sub-Saharan Africa who are carriers of the hereditary disease sickle cell disease must be educated aggressively through public health campaigns to raise awareness of the risks... of parenting offspring with the disease if their partner is also a carrier, according to research.
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Football players found to haveThere wasn't a diagnostic capability to identify mild brain injury early after the trauma until recently. In the NFL, other professional sports and especially school sports, concern has grown about... the long-term neuropsychiatric consequences of repeated mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) and specifically sports-related concussive and sub-concussive head impacts.'
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Ultrafast, low-cost DNAA prototype DNA reader that could make whole genome profiling an everyday practice in medicine has been developed by researchers. "Our goal is to put cheap, simple and powerful DNA and protein... diagnostic devices into every single doctor's office," said one researcher. Such technology could help usher in the age of personalized medicine.
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Marvel's Venom will soon beZen Studios, the developer and publisher behind the likes of Zen Pinball 2 and CastleStorm, has today announced the studio's latest pinball table. This new table stars Marvel's Venom, Spider-Man's... arch-nemesis. Venom pinball will be coming soon to Zen Pinball 2, Pinball FX2, and Marvel Pinball on platforms including Android, Amazon, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
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The medical community may be inadvertently creating a new generation of illegal, recreational drug users by prescribing anti-anxiety or sleep medications to teenagers, say researchers.
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Smokeless tobacco products are marketed as a way for smokers to cut back on the negative effects of tobacco, while still being able to use it. Is that really the case? A new study investigates whether... smokers are using smokeless tobacco products as a replacement, or supplement to cigarettes.
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Dismal start to 2015 on the cards Ming the Merciless has predicted Apple will face a grim start to 2015 with iPhone sales plummeting by up to a third....
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Samsung Electronics, the world's biggest smartphone maker by volume, has had a string of disappointing quarters, mostly due to declines in its mobile division. Now it looks like mobile head and…
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This could very well be the year we get over our emoji obsession. The post An iOS 8 Keyboard App That Lets You Draw Your Texts appeared first on WIRED.
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A year of little real progress in ICT

Tech Central - 24 Nov 2014 17:30
South Africa Connect, South Africa's broadband policy, was published in December 2013, ushering in 2014 with great promise. The policy called for, among other things, the removal of policies that... constrain competition and the roll-out of broadband. It singled out service-based competition
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Strategy plus math equals Make a 9

TUAW - 24 Nov 2014 17:30
About ten years ago, the numerical game Sudoku became an overnight sensation. It required players to fill a series of boxes with the numbers 1-9, with some or most of the boxes empty. Players thrived... on strategy, quick wits, and the perseverance...
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Make Your Chores Suck LessChores can be frustrating because your results disappear so quickly. Dishes get dirty again, toilet paper needs to get replenished, and laundry needs to be done. Make chores more satisfying by ending... them with a task that bares more permanent results.
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The UK plans to reveal aA new bill expected to be revealed on Wednesday would require Internet service providers in the United Kingdom to keep records of their customers’ IP addresses which would be handed over to police... to combat terrorism, online bullying, suicidal thoughts, and other emergencies. The decision to introduce a bill specifically tailored towards the collection of this information is thought to be a sign that the government has given up on its so-called […]
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We're going through an exciting period in the development of consumer drones. DJI has perfected the formula for a unit that bridges the gap between something anyone can fly right out of the box, but... still packs enough power to excite professional fliers and filmmakers. Parrot, which built one of the more successful among the first generation of consumer drones, is trying to take things to the next level with its new unit, the Bebop. Even better, they are building it with a simple integration to virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift, opening up an amazing new way to experience flight.
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Apple will donate part of itsApple will mark World AIDS Day this year by donating a portion of its retail and online sales from between Nov. 28 and Dec. 1 to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS. World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 unites people... worldwide in the fight against HIV/AIDS, expressing support for those living with the virus and remembering those who have died from it. See also: 30 Years After the Discovery of HIV, a Timeline of AIDS Milestones Apple announced the donation plans on Monday. It has also launched a special section of its App Store, called Apps for (RED), which offers 25 new apps. Proceeds from the sales of those apps will go entirely to the Global Fund. Many of them are games, including a special version of Angry Birds, in which players get access to (RED)’s Mighty Feathers and a bonus egg level; Bubble Witch...
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Google has agreed to a settlement with a former Morgan Stanley banker who sued the search engine over defamatory Internet posts.
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Sold 12 million S5s in the time it took to sell 16 million Galaxy S4s.
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[From HomeTechTell] Nest debuted a new national commercial
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Report: FAA Will Require YouThere's good news, and there's bad news. The good news is that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is getting really close to finalizing its rules for commercial drones. The bad news is that... those rules could be terribly restrictive.
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Could nails help us regrowResearchers at the University of Southern California found unique stem cells in nails that perform two roles; they cause nails to grow, and focus on nail repair when it is lost or injured.
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I don't carry around a traditional wallet. Instead, I've got a pile of cards held together with a hair-tie. I've been carrying around this "wallet" for over three years, and it's worked really well... for me. I preordered a Coin Beta because I was intrigued by the technology, and I'm always looking for ways to simplify things and diminish clutter. I thought, "Could I slim my wallet down even further with this device?" After many months of delays, I finally got Coin in the mail. I had actually forgotten about it, and when it showed up in my mailbox I was desperate to try it out. I was desperate to try it out Setting up Coin involves using your phone and the company's app. You can input your cards into the app via a Square-like card reader...
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Fuse Chicken announces LEDGE,On the declining relevancy of Kickstarter, and why Apple accessories are still the place to be. The post Fuse Chicken announces LEDGE, talks Kickstarter, Apple appeared first on AppleTell.
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[From AppleTell] We talk with Fuse Chicken about why Apple accessories are the way to go despite the hassles, and whether Kickstarter is still relevant for the new LEDGE "BYOC" iPhone dock.
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iPhone 6 Launch Drives RecordInterest in Apple's iPhone and iOS platform remains high with continued strong hardware sales driven by the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launch pushing App Store downloads to record-setting levels in October,... reports mobile marketing firm Fiksu. According to Fiksu's October App Store Competitive Index, app downloads reached a record-setting high of 7.8 million per day across the top 200 free iOS apps. This is a 42 percent jump from September and a 39 percent increase year-over-year, with the trend expected to continue into the holidays. Fiksu also highlights a disparity between rising advertising costs and a drop in marketing costs per loyal user for app developers, pointing to how nurturing a loyal user base can ensure users immediately add their favorite existing apps to new devices. Despite the...
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Ebay Now Pulled From App Store Ebay Now, the same-day local delivery service from the online marketplace giant, was pulled from the App Store over the weekend, where previously it allowed mobile customers to shop from their... phones in order to receive items from nearby retailers later that day for an additional $5 fee. The changes come about as eBay is rethinking how it wants to handle the high costs associated with…
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Skype-powered group chatsMicrosoft is upping its chat game for real-time co-authoring in Office Online. Office Online users will see a dedicated chat button appear inside Microsoft PowerPoint and Word in the coming weeks.... Just click that button while you're collaboratively editing a file to start chatting with everyone working on the document. As an added bonus, Microsoft says you'll be able to continue any chats started in Office Online on Skype on the desktop or your smartphone after you've closed the file. Why this matters: Microsoft is working hard to make its services into cross-platform tools and that means Office needs to be a suite of top-flight web apps. The lack of in-document chat was a glaring omission from Office Online and it's good to see this feature coming soon to PowerPoint and Word. But offering...
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Here's where to find the bestApple launched its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets this past September, and the company enjoyed record September-quarter sales as a result. If you’re an Apple fan who managed to exercise... restraint and hold off on buying a next-generation iPhone, however, prepare to be rewarded handsomely. Apple’s own Black Friday deals are always pretty lackluster, but this year several Apple retail partners are taking matters into their own hands. Black Friday 2014 brings with it a number of awesome deals on Apple’s iPhone 6, and we’ve collected four widely-available bargains in particular that you’ll want to make note of. DON’T MISS: 10 cases that will protect your iPhone 6 without ruining Apple's gorgeous design First up, the nation’s top brick
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Bank of America released its Small Business Owners report last week, and several of the findings are interesting, particularly the generational differences regarding technology. 59% of Boomers said... they could run…
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See Airflow on Camera in ThisSchlieren flow visualization and photography is one of those things that is just too cool. Using an optical trick, it allows a camera to capture, “small changes in the index of refraction in air.”... In other words, it can see anything that affects airflow: heat, sound waves, or just plain old air currents themselves. And […]
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Automakers aim to drive awayAgainst the team of hackers, the poor car stood no chance. Meticulously overwhelming its computer networks, the hackers showed that--given time--they would be able to pop the trunk and start the... windshield wipers, cut the brakes or lock them up, and even kill the engine.
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When is YOUR country mostResearchers at the University of Madrid in Spain found that the frequency of impacts was higher in the second half of the year, and when Earth's orbit took it through streams of meteoroids.
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With bigger phones, Apple is likely to smash its quarterly iPhone sales records. One analyst with a good track record suggests 71 million iPhones for Apple's first fiscal quarter and nearly…
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The Reason Gas Is Cheaper In The Winter

Life Hacker - 24 Nov 2014 17:14
The Reason Gas Is Cheaper InMuch of the country has been enjoying low gas prices lately, some states more than others. There are several factors contributing to this year's dip, but gas prices are typically lower during the... winter. If you ask your know-it-all uncle, he will probably tell you that gas prices drop when it gets cold because people are driving less, thus decreasing the demand for gasoline. To a certain extent, he's right. People do most of their road trips during the spring and summer months. But that's not the real reason gas is cheaper in the winter.
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An anonymous reader writes Morgan Pietz, one of the lawyers who took on Prenda Law, has a new target in his sights: copyright enforcement company, Rightscorp. In a class action suit (pdf) Pietz claims... the company made illegal, harassing robo-calls to people who were accused of illegal downloading and by doing so Rightscorp broke the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which limits how automated calling devices can be used. "They robo-called Jeanie Reif's cell phone darn near every day for a couple of months," Pietz said. "And there could be thousands of members of this class."
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How does glass transition from a liquid to its familiar solid state? How does this common material transport heat and sound? And what microscopic changes occur when a glass gains rigidity as it cools?
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This Controller Draws RealYou'd better hope your kid is actually good at Call of Duty -- or he'll be losing a lot of blood. Blood Sport is a device that draws real blood every time you're shot in your video game. If its... Kickstarter is successful, it'll raise the stakes in shooters forever, and save a whole lot of lives in the process. Creators Jonathon Root and James Jarvis plan to bring the machine to gaming events in Canada, where they will collect precious gamer blood to be donated to blood banks across the country. Here's how it works, according to the Kickstarter: "It's stupidly simple. Remember the rumble pack? Well, nowadays most video game controllers rumble when you get shot in the game. That rumbling means that an electrical signal is being sent to the controller to let you know you've been hit. All we're...
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For months, a powerful U.S. senator has been pushing for details of a murky deal under which a Russian manufacturer supplies the rocket engines used to launch America's spy satellites into space.
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Tap and Dye's Legacy HorweenGet Tap and Dye's Legacy Horween Chromexcel leather camera wrist strap in some new rustic colors.
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The BlackBerry Passport is the best BlackBerry smartphone ever and this week you can pick one up for just $499. The one year old BlackBerry Z30 is also priced low for the next week.
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End to end 5G for super, superfast mobile

Phys.org - 24 Nov 2014 17:09
A collaboration between NEC Electronics Samsung and several academic centres in China and Iran, is investigating how software-defined cellular networking might be used to give smart phone users the... next generation of super-superfast broadband, 5G. They provide details in the International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems.
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The challenge of unmasking netHow might the UK identify individual internet users?
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 23 November 2014

SpaceRef - 24 Nov 2014 17:08
Today: 41 Soyuz (41S) Launch and Dock: 41S launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 3:01pm CST today with Shkaplerov, Cristoforetti, and Virts onboard....
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Gas cloud in the galactic(Phys.org) --In November, astronomers at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics presented new observations of the gas cloud G2 in the galactic centre originally discovered in 2011.... These data are in remarkably good agreement with an on-going tidal disruption. As a complete surprise came the discovery that the orbit of G2 matches that of another gas cloud detected a decade ago, suggesting that G2 might actually be part of a much more extensive gas streamer. This would also match some of the proposed scenarios that try to explain the presence of G2. One such model is that G2 is originating from the wind from a massive star.
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[From GadgeTell] The most radical overhaul in Android history is about to turn into Google's worst nightmare.
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Meet Regin, Government-CreatedSymantec has uncovered yet another sophisticated, malware-based spying tool, dubbed "Regin," apparently the latest spyware tool created by a national government agency. The company's research,... published Sunday, identifies Regin--also known as Backdoor.Regin--as a Trojan virus that exhibits "a degree of technical competence rarely seen" on behalf of its creators. Its purpose appears to be mass surveillance of government organizations, businesses, researchers, and individuals. And it's been on the loose since 2008. Writes Symantec: It is likely that its development took months, if not years, to complete and its authors have gone to great lengths to cover its tracks. Its capabilities and the level of resources behind Regin indicate that it is one of the main cyberespionage tools used by a...
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Samsung's Galaxy S5 comesHammered by falling smartphone profits, Samsung is reportedly eyeing major changes for its senior leadership. Samsung's sales for its flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone came in well below expectations,... moving 12 million units compared to 16 million for the Galaxy S4. So far, the Galaxy S5 has sold 40% fewer units than the company had anticipated. The shortfall was especially pronounced in non-U.S. markets and the company is scrambling to sell inventory that languished in warehouses, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. See also: Samsung released a corporate rap video. What could possibly go wrong?
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Geckos inspire Spider-Man gloves

Toronto Sun - 24 Nov 2014 17:01
Geckos inspire Spider-ManThe way geckos climb has inspired researchers to create a device that allows a 70 kilogram man to scale a wall like Spider-Man.
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Antares Rocket Failure PushesThe various companies that had stuff sitting on the failed Orbital Sciences Antares rocket launch last month are busy looking for alternatives. One example is Planet Labs, which is best known for... deploying dozens of tiny satellites from the International Space Station this year. The company lost 26 satellites in the explosion. But within nine […]
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Doxie Updates Its Portable I’ve been using my Doxie Go scanner for the past two years. It’s a portable scanner small enough to keep in a drawer for when you need it. Doxie just updated its flagship scanner with not one... but two new models — the Doxie Go Plus and the Doxie Go Wi-Fi. The Doxie Go Plus, as the name suggests, is an improved version of the scanner. The company claims that image quality has…
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Host Analytics Raises $25M And Host Analytics, a company that provides cloud-based financial analytics tools, announced $25M in Series E funding today, and suggested the next logical step for the company is going public.... Today’s funding brings their total to date to $77M. The round was led by Centerview Capital Technology. Also participating were previous investors Advanced Technology Ventures, Next World Capital…
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Exclusive Star Trek PhaserIf you are a living, breathing and walking encyclopedia of all things Star Trek, then you might be interested to check out all of the various items from the Star Trek universe that might just be part... of your ever expanding collection (just like the universe itself, until it starts to contract and brings an end to all life as we know it). Of course, hardcore fans might find it ...
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Get Extra Airline Miles byMany people are airline mile enthusiasts, but even if you aren't, you can still earn miles on things you may purchase anyways--like flowers through FTD.
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10% of owners of iPhone 5 & up will buy an Apple Watch, predicts Morgan Stanley (9to5 Mac) Source: some analyst Chance it's true: 30 percent at most Morgan Stanley joins the fray of analysts desperate... to be FIRST! to predict sales for a product...
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My father's camcorder was a common sight on childhood vacations. Trips to Mount Rainier, the Oregon Coast, Disneyland, skiing, weddings -- you name it, there's video evidence of my siblings and I... enjoying time together. I'm lucky to have grown up in...
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Stealthy Computer MalwareWhile its origin is unclear, a short list of capable countries would include the U.S., Israel and China.
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The campaign group Greatfire.org says it is sneaking Chinese-language BBC content behind the Great Firewall using its CDN-based mirror site approach.
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Complain to Ofcom that telco has 'effective monopoly' Updated Blighty's broadband providers are once again at Ofcom to do something about the alleged monopoly they believe former national telco BT... maintains in the business broadband sector....
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MEPs propose splitting GoogleDraft resolution to be debated on Wednesday before a vote on Thursday
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Apple Pay is so cool, evenNFC payments might be easy, but up until now it’s fairly safe to say that they’ve never been cool in the conventional sense. Hoping to change that perspective is a new TV spot by Chase bank, which... shows Apple Pay being…
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Galaxy S5 sold 40% less thanSamsung reportedly sold 40-percent fewer Galaxy S5 smartphones than the company had expected, a huge and unexpected drop versus the previous Galaxy S4, leaving handsets piled up in warehouses and... putting executives at risk. The South Korean firm had been especially upbeat about the potential of the smartphone, even increasing production compared to the S4 so as to launch in …
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UK plans to introduce new Web snooping law

PC World - 24 Nov 2014 16:55
UK plans to introduce new WebA U.K. counterterrorism bill would require ISPs to retain IP addresses in order to identify individual users of Internet services. The proposed law is meant to bridge a "capabilities gap" that... authorities face when trying to obtain communications data, said U.K. Home Secretary Theresa May, who introduced the bill, in a speech on Monday. The measures will build on emergency legislation that the U.K. introduced during the summer, May said, who added that "it is not a knee-jerk response to a sudden perceived threat." The measures include a requirement for ISPs to supply information allowing law enforcement to match an IP address to the person using a service.
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Nexus 6 Teardown: A Big BeastThe Nexus 6 is Google's new (and wonderful ) behemoth flagship, so of course the folks at iFixit took the first opportunity to vivisect it for your pleasure. Inside that big, beautiful body is plenty... of room for the requisite guts: A big battery, badass brains, and even a secret LED .
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Apple turns the App Store (RED) for Black Friday

Globe and Mail - 24 Nov 2014 16:54
Apple's Thanksgiving promotion aims to help fund an HIV-AIDS charity near and dear to Bono's heart
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Infor refreshes Expense Management UX

ZDNet - 24 Nov 2014 16:54
With the new 'smart' design crafted by Infor's design agency Hook & Loop, Expense Management users will see a more consumer-style interface with intuitive controls.
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Galaxy S5 has been a hugeSamsung has not had a very good year so far and a new report from The Wall Street Journal shows that things are even worse than we imagined. According to the Journal, Samsung has sold about 40% fewer... Galaxy S5 units than expected and this could lead to a huge shakeup of the company’s mobile business. RELATED: Samsung took a record beating as Apple prepared for record iPhone sales The Galaxy S5 sold roughly 12 million units in its first three months on the market, the Journal writes, which is 4 million less than the 16 million Galaxy S4 units the company sold in its first three months on the market in 2013. One source tells the Journal that things are even
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Searching for Alien Worlds andThe quest for optimal sites to carry out astronomical observations has taken scientists to the frigid Arctic. Eric Steinbring, who led a team of National Research Council Canada experts, noted that a... high Arctic site can, “offer excellent image quality that is maintained during many clear, calm, dark periods that can last 100 hours or more.” The new article by […]
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Image: Hubble captures the Egg Nebula

Phys.org - 24 Nov 2014 16:50
Image: Hubble captures the EggThis colourful image shows a cosmic lighthouse known as the Egg Nebula, which lies around 3000 light-years from Earth. The image, taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, has captured a brief... but dramatic phase in the life of a Sun-like star.
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Journey to the ISS

ESA - 24 Nov 2014 16:50
Journey to the ISSVideo highlights of ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti's journey to the International Space Station with the Soyuz spacecraft - launch, docking and ingress
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Journey to the ISS

PTTU - 24 Nov 2014 16:50
Journey to the ISSESA Top News: Video highlights of ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti's journey to the International Space Station with the Soyuz spacecraft - launch, docking and ingress
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Experts at Symantec have come across a sophisticated cyber espionage tool that exhibits a rare complexity of features similar to past cyberespionage malware.
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Formula E: The electric carAs the Formula One season ends, a new series takes its place -- but instead of internal combustion engines, these new cars pack lithium-ion batteries and motors that sound like TIE Fighters.
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Is the Future of Zoos No Zoos at All?

The Atlantic - 24 Nov 2014 16:46
Is the Future of Zoos No ZoosBiologists are wiring up nature like never before with GPS trackers, live nest cams, camera traps, and other technologies.
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Locking your phone with a password or PIN code is a necessity when you're out and about, but when you're in the safety of your own home or office, it can be a real pain to unlock the thing every time... you look at it. As noted by my colleague Vlad, Android 5.0 Lollipop has a super useful feature to address this: you can set your home or office as a "trusted place" and Android will automatically disable your lock screen when you are there, reactivating it when you leave. But Android 5.0 Lollipop is still a long ways off for a lot of Android users, so I set out to find a way to have this feature on older versions of Android. You can get it through some hacky rules set up in the super powerful Tasker automation app, but Delayed Lock...
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A 500-Pound Bomb from WorldA weapon from seven decades ago created a crisis in France this week. A team digging out a new metro line in Rennes, France found an enormous 550-lb. bomb from World War II lodged in the ground near... City Hall. Over 3,000 people had to evacuate their homes.
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Panasonic Eluga I launched at Rs 9,490

Times of India - 24 Nov 2014 16:43
Panasonic has launched a new budget smartphone, Eluga I, at Rs 9,490.
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Uber Rides High, Dominates The calls for people to #deleteuber keep coming in after revelations that an Uber executive casually suggested opposition research on journalists; that Uber has used and abused its so-called “God... View” to access and share information about individual customers; and that some in the Senate are now calling for answers around the controversies. We’ll have to see what kind…
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E-cigarettes can be DangerousE-cigarettes, while safer alternatives to lungs than cigarettes, could be a risk to the user's computer. A report surfaced on Reddit claiming that an e-cigarette infected an executive's computer with... malware.
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How To Listen To Loud Music OnWe all know that listening to music at high volumes is bad for our ears. But what type of headphones should we be wearing to avoid maximum damage? And should we be taking any other sort of care to... make sure we keep our eardrums as happy as possible into old age? We were concerned about our own headphone use both in and out of the office, so we spoke with Dr. Brian Fligor, an audiologist -- that is, a professional trained in hearing problems -- who specializes in this issue. Fligor, who holds a doctorate from Boston University, first gained attention as a headphones expert back in 2004, when he published a study on hearing loss specifically related to earbuds. You know the type -- they became incredibly popular after iPods launched: Since then, Fligor has done a lot of research on both...
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Electric vehicles could(Phys.org) --Today when an electric vehicle is plugged into the grid, it's almost always in charge mode, meaning it consumes power. But it's also possible for an electric vehicle to operate in... discharge mode, in which it acts as a giant battery and injects power into the grid when needed. Several recent studies have shown that plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) operating as vehicle-to-grid (V2G) devices can offer advantages for the grid such as backup power for renewable energy sources, power regulation, and load balancing.
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Earth's orbit around the sun

Phys.org - 24 Nov 2014 16:40
Earth's orbit around the sunEver since the 16th century when Nicolaus Copernicus demonstrated that the Earth revolved around in the Sun, scientists have worked tirelessly to understand the relationship in mathematical terms. If... this bright celestial body - upon which depends the seasons, the diurnal cycle, and all life on Earth - does not revolve around us, then what exactly is the nature of our orbit around it?
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Feminist hacker Barbie

The Loop - 24 Nov 2014 16:37
Following public outcry, Mattel pulled it's computer engineer Barbie book. What followed next is a lot of fun.∞ Read this on The Loop
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Profitless firm puts hopes in tip jar The advent of Snapchat's new mobile micropayments system, Snapcash, has spawned a new business sector: users who are keen to get paid in cold hard cash for their... amateur porn efforts....
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How To Cut Rope Without Scissors or a Knife

Twisted Sifter - 24 Nov 2014 16:36
How To Cut Rope Without  Learn how to cut rope or string in a pinch when you don’t have any scissors or knives handy. A great life hack trick to help you in an emergency! If you enjoyed this video, you can see many more... from Dave Hax on YouTube.    
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One year in, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 finally have some amazing games, from Alien: Isolation to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. So now is a good time to get in on the action -- and Black Friday... is a great chance to go next-gen for cheap. And with the release of games like Mario Kart 8 and the new Super Smash Bros., you might want to finally grab a Wii U, too. There are a lot of very similar bundles available at different outlets, so it's just a matter of choosing what works best for you. Here are some of the best gaming deals around to help you prepare for the shopping onslaught. (Note: most deals don't actually go live until the 27th.) PlayStation PlayStation 4 bundled with Grand Theft Auto V and The Last of Us: Remastered -...
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Report: Anonymous messagingYik Yak, the anonymous messaging app founded one year ago, has raised $62 million in funding, giving it a valuation in the "low hundreds of millions of dollars," according to a report. Sequoia Capital... is leading the latest round, Yik Yak's third this year, according to The Wall Street Journal. See also: 10 Startups to Watch in India's Tech Boom The funding and swelled valuation come after Facebook paid more than $22 billion for WhatsApp in February and Snapchat's valuation has eclipsed $10 billion. Sequoia was an investor in WhatsApp, earning more than $3 billion off a $60 million investment, according to the report
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Complete fossil of smallSouth Korean paleontologists have found a complete fossil of a small dinosaur in rare condition.
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Get Ready for Bitcoin Black Friday Deals

NBC News - 24 Nov 2014 16:34
Black Friday is an event that has spawned all sorts of retail spin-offs.
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Samsung Ponders Executive Samsung is looking long and hard at its top executive team with changes in mind, the Wall Street Journal reports, following Galaxy S5 devices sales that have underperformed company expectations by... as much as 40 percent. The total sales for the S5, this year’s Samsung flagship device, are at around 12 million, compared to 16 million for the Galaxy S4. As a result of the lacklustre…
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Earlier this year, Tinder co-founder Whitney Wolfe left the company after launching a sexual harassment lawsuit against her colleagues. One of the allegations leveled was that co-founder Justin Mateen... stripped her of her credit because her age and...
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Bug allows script attack that could be used to hijack sites or attack visitors.
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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigns

Mashable - 24 Nov 2014 16:30
Defense Secretary Chuck HagelSecretary of State Chuck Hagel is resigning from President Barack Obama's Cabinet. His decision comes after two weeks of meetings with President Obama, the New York Times reported, with the president... requesting Hagel's resignation on Friday "Chuck Hagel has been no ordinary secretary of defense," Obama said at a press conference on Monday, announcing Hagel's resignation. "He understands our men and women like few others, because he stood where they stood. He's been in the dirt, and he stood in the mud." Hagel, a former Republican senator and enlisted soldier, has served as Pentagon chief since early 2013
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More than a quarter of a century after its discovery, high-temperature superconductivity still challenges condensed matter physicists. For Binghamton's Pegor Aynajian, the key to unlocking the... mystery--which will ultimately lead to widespread, high-efficiency "green" power transmission--lies in understanding a newly discovered electronic phenomenon that is entangled with the superconductor: It's either a pull toward order or a push toward freedom.
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Gawker Bill Cosby Is "America's Greatest Serial Rapist": Another Woman Speaks | Gizmodo The U.S. Court Case That Made Movie Theater Concessions So Expensive | io9 These LEGO Instructions from 1974 Are... Awesome (And Yes, They're Real) | Jalopnik The 2015 Corvette Z06 Is The Best Sort Of Total Craziness
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An anonymous reader writes Apple will donate a portion of their sales from online and retail stores on Cyber Monday and Black Friday as a contribution to the worldwide fight against AIDS. Apple kicks... off a two-week fundraising campaign for RED, the charity started by U2 lead singer Bono and Bobby Shriver. It includes 25 partnering app-makers, from Angry Birds to Toca Boca, which will donate all proceeds from purchases of their apps or in-app upgrades. In a statement, Apple CEO Tim Cook said: "Apple is a proud supporter of (RED) because we believe the gift of life is the most important gift anyone can give. For eight years, our customers have been helping fight AIDS in Africa by funding life-saving treatments which are having a profoundly positive impact. This year we are launching our...
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Sponsor: MacX DVD Ripper Pro Giveaway

The Mac Observer - 24 Nov 2014 16:30
Sponsor: MacX DVD Ripper ProI'd like to thank Digiarty for sponsoring TMO this week with a great giveaway of MacX DVD Ripper Pro. This normally sells for US$59.95 but this week you can get it for free via our special link. They... are limiting this to 10,000 copies, so act quickly to be sure you get one of them.
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Put Clutter in a Box with An Expiration Date

Life Hacker - 24 Nov 2014 16:30
Put Clutter in a Box with AnIf you're on the fence about donating some of your clutter, put them in a unlabeled box. Write down an "expiration date" for the box. If the box remains unopened by that date, donate it or throw it... away.
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Judge Cote approves Apple'sAt long last, the ongoing legal drama surrounding Apple's e-book antitrust violations is seemingly behind us. Reuters reports that Judge Denise Cote recently approved a proposed US$450 million... settlement agreement that will see Apple fork over cash...
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The best concepts, sports cars, and even video game stars we spotted at this year's show. The post The 10 Coolest Cars at the LA Auto Show appeared first on WIRED.
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Deadspin ESPN Suspends Keith Law From Twitter For Defending Evolution [UPDATE] | Jezebel If Your Career Stalled Because of Your Husband, Call It Like It Is | Kotaku You Lose Actual Blood Every Time... You're Shot With This Controller | Lifehacker Five Best Android Phones: 2014 Edition
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Artifacts From the Archives

Physics Buzz - 24 Nov 2014 16:28
The Niels Bohr Library and Archive opened its doors last month to show off some of its hidden gems. In addition to its exhaustive book, photographic and oral history collections, the library hosts a... repository of a range of old physics documents and artifacts. Much of what it stores are the historical documents of the American Physical Society, the American Institute of Physics and some of its member societies. But hidden amongst board meeting minutes and old society declarations are some real treasures. Richard Feynman's high school notebook. Feynman used it during his sophomore or junior years while he was teaching himself calculus from the book Calculus Made Easy. From Feynman's oral history: My father and I went to Macy's and he bought me a book, CALCULUS MADE EASY, and I took it home...
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Mobile-Focused Ad Platform PocketMath, a US-Singapore startup specializing in mobile advertising, has landed a $10 million Series A funding round from Rakuten Ventures, the VC arm of Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten.
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Don't expect to get a virtualAnyone thinking that their Apple Watch might provide a virtual copy of a well-known watch face is likely to be disappointed, reports TorrentFreak: big-name watchmakers are issuing cease-and-desist... notices to those creating smartwatch versions of their designs. Big brands including Omega, Tissot, Certina and Mondaine have taken exception to ‘pirate’ faces being made available for cutting edge smartwatches. […]
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The FAA's long-awaited rules for drones are finally ready, and they spell bad news for the many businesses and organizations that had hoped the agency would give up its hard-line approach…
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Amazon's crazy pre-BlackBlack Friday is the biggest shopping event of the year each year, but only rookies actually wait until the day after Thanksgiving to start taking advantage of big Black Friday sales. We have shared... everything you need to know about Black Friday 2014 sales from major retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, Target and more, but we also told you about Amazon’s huge pre-Black Friday sale that offers hundreds of deals on all kinds of different products. Well, that massive sale is now underway and new deals will be made available every 10 minutes on Amazon’s special Black Friday page. MORE BLACK FRIDAY DEALS: Visit our huge Black Friday 2014 hub! Here are some of the crazy deals Amazon is offering in the days ahead of
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NXP opens wallet to buildTo help it improve the battery life of next-generation smartwatches and fitness bands, NXP Semiconductors has acquired part of U.S. chip maker Quintic. Most existing wearables suffer from bad battery... life, so any improvement in that regard would be a step in the right direction. NXP has bought assets and intellectual property related to Quintic's BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) business. BLE is used by wearables and "Internet of things" type sensors to communicate. With the acquisition, NXP can integrate Quintic's Low Energy technology with its own microcontrollers, for example, to cut costs and improve energy efficiency. That would make NXP's chipsets more attractive to manufacturers, who theoretically could use them to build cheaper smartwatches and other wearables with better battery life.
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For importantNew details about how an important tumor-suppressing protein, called p53, binds to the human genome have been detected by researchers. As with many things in life, they found that context makes a big... difference.
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A protein that stimulates the brain to awaken from sleep may be a target for preventing Alzheimer's disease, a study suggests. The new research, in mice, demonstrates that eliminating that protein --... called orexin -- made mice sleep for longer periods of time and strongly slowed the production of brain plaques.
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Declining loneliness among American teenagers

Science Daily - 24 Nov 2014 16:24
In an effort to study the societal trend of loneliness, researchers conducted an analysis of data on high school and college students in the United States, and come up with some encouraging results.
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Good communication between brain cells is vital for optimal (mental) health. Mutations in the TBC1D24 gene inhibit this process, thereby causing neurodegeneration and epilepsy. Fruit flies with a... defect in Skywalker, the fruit fly variant of TBC1D24, are being used as a model for neurodegeneration. Researchers have succeeded in completely suppressing neurodegeneration in such fruit flies, by partially inhibiting the breakdown of 'defective' proteins in brain cells.
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For more than 15 years I've been trying to figure out how physicians can get involved with social media without devolving into Beliebers. It's not easy. I often joke that the job is a bit like... being the social director on a cruise for people with Asperger's. But here's the twist: it's easy to be the social director on a cruise for sorority sisters and fraternity brothers, but you're not really going to bring anything to the party that they won't bring themselves. By contrast, those Asperger's cruisers, just like many doctors, really need help making good use of social media.
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A Gift Guide For The Childless Buying toys for kids is like trying to help a couple of strangers carry a couch up two flights of steps. While your assistance may be appreciated, in theory, you’re probably going to end up doing... something wrong. To that end, we present five toys that are, in theory, amazing (and I like all of them and you should, if the child in question is old enough to handle them, buy them) but that…
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Do you know the difference between continually and continuous? When to use I/me, who/whom? How about the difference between everyday and every day? A good cheat sheet to bookmark for later... retrieval.∞ Read this on The Loop
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Digital crime thrives in Brazil

ZDNet - 24 Nov 2014 16:17
Online cybercrime 'schools' and a vast array of products and services focused on those wishing to enter the life of digital crime are more easily available in Brazil than any other country, says... study.
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Sideshow's New C-3PO FigureIt can't be easy being the lesser partner in the most famous robot duo in movie history, so kudos to Sideshow Collectibles for giving its new sixth-scale C-3PO figure as much TLC as it did for its... recent R2-D2. Because a droid that specializes in protocol and languages sounds like it would make for a pretty boring action figure, but this is 12-inches of collectible art as far as any Star Wars collector is concerned.
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There are so many fun sights to see in the sky that are pure astronomical magic. And then there are the spectacular human-created sights. One of those sights is watching satellites from the Iridium... constellation that — because of their odd shape — produce spectacular flares that can be brighter than the planet Venus. Because […]
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FCC Spectrum Auction RaisesFCC's first spectrum auction in six years raised three times more than expected
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Gartner points to critical capabilities for decision The gnomic Gartnerites have promoted HDS and HP over NetApp in their 2014 general purpose array magic quadrant, with an explanation of the concept... given here....
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Black Friday 2014: Top TechWant to snatch up some cool electronics on Black Friday? Best Buy offers some of the best deals in town.
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Apple Launches Apps for (RED)Apple launched a World AIDS Day campaign on Monday as part of the (RED) project that includes apps with exclusive content. The iPhone and iPad maker will also donate a portion of its Black Friday... (November 28) and Cyber Monday (December 1) global sales to the Global Fund to fight AIDS. The Mac Observer Spin: It's great that Apple is doing its part for Global Fund to fight AIDS funding, and it's really cool to see app developers throwing in their support, too.
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The Federal Aviation Administration's forthcoming drone rules might require all operators to have a license and limit flights to daylight hours, according to a new report in The Wall Street Journal,... which cites sources familiar with the rule-making process. The report says that licenses "likely to be proposed" would be comparable to traditional pilot's licenses, requiring dozens of hours in the cockpit of a manned aircraft. The Journal also expects the new rules to limit flights to under 400 feet and within sight of the person at the controls.
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[GadgeTell] Court rules on side of Google Search

Technology Tell - 24 Nov 2014 16:10
[From GadgeTell] A court has ruled Google's search results are free speech.
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Pay per Puff? E-Cigarette Boom Sparks Race for New Patents

Scientific American - 24 Nov 2014 16:10
By Martinne Geller and Ben Hirschler LONDON
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Solar strategy needed to avoidGovernment and the electricity industry must act now to prepare for the inevitable impact of increased private solar on the State's electricity network or risk a death spiral of network disruptions... and rising costs over the coming decade, according to the author of a new study into WA's electricity future.
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The first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be debuting in a small number of theaters across the US on Friday. Regal Cinemas announced that the trailer will play before all movies showing... at nine of its locations starting this Friday and continuing through the weekend: CA Irvine -- Edwards Irvine Spectrum 22 & IMAX CA San Diego -- Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX GA Atlanta -- Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX IL Chicago -- Regal City North Stadium 14 IMAX & RPX NY New York -- Regal Union Square Stadium 14 PA Warrington -- Regal Warrington Crossing Stadium 22 & IMAX TN Knoxville -- Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX TX Houston -- Edwards Houston Marq'E Stadium 23 IMAX & RPX WA Seattle -- Regal Thornton...
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This is the season of food drives. The cold weather and holidays heighten the demand for donations of all sorts to local food banks. This fantastic piece digs into food bank donations, highlighting... the most useful items and those that won't survive the trip through drop off, storage, packing, and delivery.Worth a read and, if you please, worth passing along to your friends and family.∞ Read this on The Loop
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Get me off your f**kingA journal has just been caught out for accepting and publishing a paper saying 'Get me off your f**king mailing list" 863 times.
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This 2-pack of Samsung GalaxyShield your Galaxy Note 4's display from annoying fingerprints and scratches while preventing glare at the same time with these precision cut protectors from Ventev. Including two per package, these... custom protectors are simple to apply and leave absolutely no sticky residue when removed. Get yours today and save 46%
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The Walking Dead weekly recap: 'Crossed' signals

Digital Trends - 24 Nov 2014 16:08
The Walking Dead weekly recap:The AMC zombie drama offers up an uneven hour of television, as four separate story lines spin their wheels and never really get anywhere. The post The Walking Dead weekly recap: ‘Crossed’ signals... appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Beautiful Timelapse of a Snowflake Forming

The Phoblographer - 24 Nov 2014 16:08
Beautiful Timelapse of aVyacheslav Ivanov shot a timelapse of a snowflake dissolving and set it in reverse to create this gorgeous video.
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An Expanding Suitcase ThatExpanding luggage designed to accommodate your dirty clothes, souvenirs, and stolen towels at the end of a vacation are nothing new. But the FUGU luggage doesn't just add a couple of extra inches of... capacity. It expands from nine inches tall to 27 inches tall, meaning you could actually pack for a whole extra person should you find yourself suddenly married after a Vegas weekend.
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BT and O2 hold buyout talksMobile market set for significant shake-up
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Multi-National Crew Reaches Space Station

Slashdot - 24 Nov 2014 16:07
An anonymous reader writes A Russian capsule carrying three astronauts from Russia, the United States and Italy has blasted off for the International Space Station. Aboard the capsule are Russian... Anton Shkaplerov, Nasa's Terry Virts and European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, Italy's first female astronaut. "I think that 100 years from now, 500 years from now, people will look back on this as the initial baby steps that we took going into the solar system," Virts told a pre-launch press conference. "In the same way that we look back on Columbus and the other explorers 500 years ago, this is the way people will look at this time in history."
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Underwater exploration has traditionally been an exclusive endeavor, accessible only to deep-pocketed adventurers or researchers backed by government scientific agencies. But with the recent rise of... citizen science and low-cost, open-source tools, the boundaries to underwater exploration are rapidly being degraded. OpenROV has been leading the charge since 2012, offering low-cost (sub-$1000) submersibles and sparking […] The post Citizen Explorers, Meet Your New Submersible appeared first on WIRED.
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Step inside your iPhone with the Pinc VR case

Toronto Sun - 24 Nov 2014 16:03
Step inside your iPhone withIn the 1995 scifi film Johnny Mnemonic, Keanu Reeves plays a data courier who installs digital packages in his brain to transport them, one file is so large it will literally cause his brain to... explode if he doesn't deliver it fast enough.
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Amplis is a proud sponsor of this year’s Capture Oakville 2014. Come Join Us Friday December 5 at 7PM for the 2014 Capture Oakville Exhibit Opening Capture Oakville 2014 opens Friday December 5 at... 7PM in the main gallery of the Queen Elizabeth Park Community Cultural Centre along with the awards
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It's going to be a long, long time before anyone gets to see Jupiter's moon Europa first-hand, but NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory just provided the next best thing. It has released a "remastered"... image of the icy celestial body that shows what it...
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8 Netflix Tricks You JustFind out how to hide the embarrassing stuff you've been streaming
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Prepare for SAP's Five-YearThe empire strikes back with an upcoming five-year growth plan.
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Veho Muvi K-Series Wi-FiThey say that a picture speaks a thousand words, and since a video comprises of many pictures being played back in quick succession to provide a sense of optical illusion, it speaks volumes. So much... so that sometimes, the adventurous , adrenaline pumping experiences of yours that you share with others do not carry the same effect or weight as much as a video recording itself. Hence, the £239.99 Veho ...
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Symantec discoversResearchers at Symantec have discovered malware that has been used to spy on individuals, telecoms, and businesses since 2008. It’s thought to be the prime surveillance tool of a nation-state... because of the sheer amount of time it would’ve taken to create such complex malware. The malware is said to have been found in ten countries across the Middle East, North America, Russia, and Europe. The main targets are said to be Russia […]
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Celebrities dabbling in tech is nothing new, but these days it's different. When the venture capital money dries up in Silicon Valley, when interest rates rise and institutional investors seek safer... returns elsewhere, it's the rich and famous who will be left. The post That Time Will.I.Am and a Silicon Valley VC Rapped Together appeared first on WIRED.
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How to add Kinect-like gestureClicking buttons on a remote is so 2013. In 2014 and beyond, gadget makers are turning their attention to voice commands and gesture controls as the preferred method of navigating on-screen interfaces... and controlling the various devices in your home. But what about all of the devices you already own that don’t support gestures and voice commands? Companies are hard at work on accessories that will drag your old devices kicking and screaming into the future, and one such offering has just been unveiled that will add Kinect-like gesture support to your Apple TV, Nest thermostat and more. DON’T MISS: I just replaced every credit card in my wallet with Coin “Every device in our homes, from the TV to the
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And now we have six people in space again — including the first-ever Italian woman to reach orbit. Samantha Cristoforetti has been delighting people worldwide with her behind-the-scenes training... posts as she prepares for her “Futura” mission, which will see her spend 5.5 months on the International Space Station with her crewmates. We have the […]
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[From GamerTell] Pokemon Alpha Sapphire is filled with little moments designed to make you feel more at home in the Pokemon world.
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How can we search for life onOur solar system is host to a wealth of icy worlds that may have water beneath the surface. The Cassini spacecraft recently uncovered evidence of a possible ocean under the surface of Saturn's moon,... Mimas.
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Other curated communities should take note of how Product Hunt's engagement tools not only create an addictive product but also one of high quality.
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How Starbucks Could TakeOffering a shot of one-stop convenience, Starbucks began its roll-out of free Powermat wireless charging last week. The Seattle, Wash.-based coffee purveyor equipped roughly 200 stores in San... Francisco with the technology, ahead of a nationwide launch next year. I stopped by a location in Levi Plaza to check out the system and see if it lives up to the promise. I figured it would either be a cool new convenience or a lame, over-hyped feature.  See also: How To Boost Your Phone's Battery Life Sitting in the cafe, with my phone resting on the table that piped juice to it, the answer was clear. Starbucks should consider extra security; Frapuccino-fueled patrons are destined to jockey for a seat at one of these tables. After years of trying, wireless charging could finally be on the verge of...
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Watch New York's crazy airportThanksgiving is almost here and it's already wreaking havoc in transportation systems all across the United States. New York City is an extreme case of this, with JFK and LaGuardia airports seeing a... surge in traffic before and after the key holidays, as illustrated by this beautiful interactive taxi data visualization.
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Apple yesterday announced its plans to support (RED) and mark World Aids Day 2014 by donating a portion of global online and retail store sales collected on Black Friday (November 28) and Cyber Monday... (December 1). Apple also is setting up a special...
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The End of Wrinkles

Slate - 24 Nov 2014 16:00
Last week in Slate, Seth Stevenson espoused a spray that uses "proprietary, silicon-based polymers" to banish wrinkles from clothes without an iron. His analysis is not in dispute, but readers quickly... piped up with their own methods, none of which require spending $17.06 on a spray. The Shortcut reproduced our favorites in the video above, including one that worked best of all.    
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27 Paintings From the Most"The nearest thing to an artist-in-residence from outer space." That's how Isaac Asimov once described Robert T. McCall, the renowned illustrator, conceptual artist, space-scene painter, official NASA... artist, and creator of legendary movie posters including 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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Subtract Savings from YourThe typical formula for budgets is to take your salary, subtract your expenses, and then save whatever you can from the leftovers. If you want to get serious about saving, though, flip that order... around.
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Simply the biggest: The great dam of China

New Scientist - 24 Nov 2014 16:00
The superlatives fly when it comes to the Three Gorges, but is it delivering the promised benefits? New Scientist travelled down the Yangtze to find out (full text available to subscribers)
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Piecing together new information from various researchers, it's clear the 'Regin" malware is one of the most sophisticated nation-state spy tools ever found. The post Researchers Uncover Government... Spy Tool Used to Hack Telecoms and Belgian Cryptographer appeared first on WIRED.
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Why does coffee spill moreWatch even the most careful waiter bring a cup of coffee to your table, and you'll realize that carrying liquid is not easy. When set in motion, the coffee starts sloshing, little waves appear, and... spilling may ensue, leaving you with a half-empty cup. Beer, on the other hand, does not slosh as readily. Emilie Dressaire, an Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, speculated that the difference was due to the foam on the beer and she and her colleagues from Princeton University set out to better understand and quantify this common observation.
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Some developers are updating their iOS apps often, and that can result in an unexpected cost for users.
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Tough times for the Gray Lady, along with the rest of the newspaper industry.∞ Read this on The Loop
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Susan Athey On How DigitalBitcoin, Ripple, Litecoin and other cryptocurrencies have the potential to revamp everything from how we split the check to how we buy our homes. Stanford business school professor Susan Athey... explains how.
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Tech Five: Samsung reportedlySales of Galaxy S5 lower than company forecasts, says reports.          
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Nature's Arches: Photos ofCheck out these stunning photos of natural sandstone arches in the American Southwest. These incredible geological formations are a reminder of the power and beauty of nature.
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Lone Wolf Traveled More ThanA DNA test has confirmed that a lone gray wolf is roaming Arizona, just north of the Grand Canyon, far from its home in the Rockies.
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Xiaomi Redmi Note, Note 4G: Six things to know

Times of India - 24 Nov 2014 15:54
We got a chance to spend some time with the Redmi Note devices and here are our first impressions...
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1,700-Year-Old Silk RoadA cemetery dating back roughly 1,700 years has been discovered along part of the Silk Road, a series of ancient trade routes that once connected China to the Roman Empire.
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Salesforce opens App Hub in Desk.com

ZDNet - 24 Nov 2014 15:54
Salesforce said the hub is designed to be a one-stop-shop for SMBs looking to integrate various customer support tools, such as Twilio SMS, MailChimp, to their service cloud.
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In Photos: Ancient Silk Road Cemetery

Live Science - 24 Nov 2014 15:53
In Photos: Ancient Silk RoadA 1,700-year-old cemetery was discovered in the Chinese city of Kucha, which once formed part of the Silk Road trade routes that connected China to the Roman Empire.
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Update on Samsung's security policy

ZDNet - 24 Nov 2014 15:51
Samsung's mysterious security update service is still a mystery a month later.
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Inside Forbes: Been There,Let's get right to it: first, the ughs and their What Nexts. 
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The next big thing just blinked.∞ Read this on The Loop
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Measuring NIF's enormous shocks

Phys.org - 24 Nov 2014 15:50
Measuring NIF's enormousNIF experiments generate enormous pressures--many millions of atmospheres--in a short time: just a few billionths of a second. When a pressure source of this type is applied to any material, the... pressure wave in the material will quickly evolve into a shock front. One of NIF's most versatile and frequently-used diagnostics, the Velocity Interferometer System for Any Reflector (VISAR), is used to measure these shocks, providing vital information for future experiment design and calibration.
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GOCE results live

ESA - 24 Nov 2014 15:50
GOCE results liveFollow the opening of the 5th International GOCE User Workshop via live webstream from the UNESCO headquarters on 25 November at 10:30 CET
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World of Warcraft turns ten:World of Warcraft is now officially ten years old, if you can believe it. If you started playing the game as a toddler, you're now entering your teenage years, teenage players are now working... twenty-somethings, and college players are settling down and getting married. Crazy, right? To celebrate, we threw together this list of ten infamous World of Warcraft moments. Southshore vs Tarren Mill - 2004 / 2014 Before battlegrounds gave some semblance of structure to World of Warcraft's player versus player combat, there was the infinite battle between the Alliance town of Southshore and the Horde town of Tarren Mill.
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Ancient Egyptian handbook ofResearchers have deciphered an ancient Egyptian handbook, revealing a series of invocations and spells.
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MojoKid writes After years of working on prototype vehicles, multiple car companies have announced a major push for hydrogen fuel cell automobiles. At the LA Auto Show last week, Toyota showed off its... Mirai, a four-door passenger sedan with a $57,500 base sticker price and a hydrogen-only fuel system. Honda recently delayed its hydrogen-powered FCX Clarity Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle until 2016, while Hyundai is planning to build 1000 fuel-cell powered Tucson's by the end of the year. Currently, most proposed hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are actually combined hydrogen-electric designs. Hydrogen gas, under enormous pressure, is used to drive a generator, which then charges a lithium-ion battery. Toyota plans to sell up to 3,000 Mirai a year by 2017, which would put it well below Tesla's own...
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UK Christmas wonderland forcedLONDON — A Christmas wonderland has been forced to close after hundreds of people took to social media insisting it wasn't that wonderful after all. The Magical Journey, at The Belfry hotel in... Sutton Coldfield, was created with TV interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and promised a magical day out. A "truly incredible and extraordinary development" and "an entertainment production the likes of which has not been seen before in the UK", it saw the surrounding woodland undergo an "extravagant and enchanting fairytale metamorphosis", offering an immersive theatrical version of Santa's Grotto.
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Regin, malware with 'stealth'An advanced malicious software application has been uncovered that since 2008 was used to spy on private companies, governments, research institutes and individuals in 10 countries, antivirus software... maker Symantec Corp said in a report on Sunday.
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New Chase ad for Apple PayAd Age reports that Chase is running its first TV ad for Apple Pay, focusing on use in small businesses, and featuring Fun lead guitarist Jack Antonoff’s side indie band Bleachers. The ad, out of... creative agency Saatchi & Saatchi, features members of indie pop band Bleachers roaming Los Angeles in the hours leading up to […]
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As long and glorious as Giorgio Moroder's list of credits may be, many of us will likely have only heard of him after his successful collaboration with Daft Punk on last year's Random Access Memories.... The man who popularized the synthesizer in the 1980s was clearly stimulated by that experience and he has now announced plans to release his first studio album in over 30 years in the spring of 2015. As a teaser to that collaboration-heavy production -- which will feature the voices of Britney Spears and Kylie Minogue, among others -- Moroder has unveiled the first music video from the album, for the track titled "74 Is The New 24." A pulsating show of furiously morphing lights outlines various figures in motion, from a charging rhino to a...
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(Phys.org) --An international team of scientists predicts that a phenomenon known in physics as Fano resonance can exist in materials that are used in electronic devices.
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VIDEO: Max Mosley's bid to beMore people across Europe are asking for links to web pages about them to be removed in a quest to be forgotten.
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Self-driving cars could be theIf cars with drivers still suffer under gridlock conditions on roads, how will driverless cars fare any better? With greater computerisation and network awareness, driverless cars may be the answer to... growing traffic congestion.
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Enter for your chance to win*This StackSocial-sponsored giveaway will let three lucky readers fly off into the sunset -- literally.
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Get an HP Stream 13 laptop andPlus: an Amazon Fire TV Stick for just $24.99 -- assuming supplies last the morning.
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The Future of Travel

CNN - 24 Nov 2014 15:36
The Future of TravelHow comfortable would you be with a pilot flying your airliner with just his or her voice?
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Confessions of a smartphone thief

CNET - 24 Nov 2014 15:34
Confessions of a smartphoneAlmost 2 billion people around the world use smartphones -- typically worth hundreds of dollars a pop on the black market. A former smartphone thief explains their allure to street criminals.
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Nexus 6 teardown reveals screws... lots of screws

Android Central - 24 Nov 2014 15:33
Nexus 6 teardown revealsThe team over at iFixit have taken the time to tear down Google's Nexus 6and see just what's inside, as well as how easy it is for owners to do some DIY when things go wrong. The Nexus 6 itself comes... with a high build quality, coupled with high-end specifications and Android 5.0 Lollipop for a premium user experience.
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Top job shake up possible atAccording to a new report, Samsung's Galaxy S5 hasn't been the big hit the company expected, and has sold in far fewer numbers than the Galaxy S4. Its poor performance may cause a management reshuffle... at the firm. The post Top job shake up possible at Samsung, after Galaxy S5 sales disappoint appeared first on Digital Trends.
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The 5 Best Apps for DominatingFind the best deals--and parking--with these great shopping apps
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The Indian start-up that could disrupt healthcare with its powerful, affordable diagnostic tool.
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Do You Participate in BlackThe hoopla may be slowing down, but Black Friday and Cyber Monday are still very much around. Plenty of retailers still promote Black Friday deals, and many consumers are happy to participate. Are you... one of them?
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Battle numerous other countries in none other than Foosball Cup World, a game that puts your virtual foosball skills to the test. Play quick matches or choose challenges and put in some more effort to... achieve special goals within the game. The game...
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'Interstellar' Science: IsWhile wormholes are possible according to Einstein's theory of general relativity, it's unlikely that people will ever be able to travel through one, said renowned astrophysicist Kip Thorne of the... California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.
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The outlets in your house produce alternating current, but your phone charger needs DC. How do you get from AC to DC? This simple demo shows you how. The post How Do You Charge Your DC Phone With an... AC Source? appeared first on WIRED.
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Liberia will be Ebola-free byLiberia's president on Monday urged her countrymen to double their efforts to reach the government's goal of having zero new Ebola cases by Dec. 25, a target some experts have described as highly... ambitious. "We've set a pretty tough target. But when you set a target it means that you stay focused on that target and on that goal and then you double your efforts," Sirleaf said during a ceremony marking the docking of a Dutch aid ship in the capital, Monrovia. See also: Eyewitness to Hell: Life in Ebola-Ravaged Liberia "When you're running a race, as you get closer and closer to the finish line you pick up the speed because you want to make sure that that last mile you will give it your best bet," Sirleaf added.
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Cosmic Case of Missing StarsA massive population of stars is missing, and scientists are stumped as to where it could be.
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Is Dark Energy Gobbling DarkNew research shows that dark energy may be eating up dark matter and slowing down the rate that the universe is expanding.
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The planning starts now Official stats show the British economy is recovering, with a huge demand for tech jobs across the board, and the storm of outsourcing and offshoring seen over the last few... years now abating. Even those in Whitehall are hiring, bringing back in-house the planning and execution smarts they previously let go....
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Seeing some of your favorite iOS apps going (RED)? Don't worry, it's all part of a new Apple promotion that also includes donations to the Global Fund for the fight against AIDS this Friday and next... Monday as well. Our Monday Morning Report has all of the details, along with news that Square will be adding Apple Pay support in 2015, and an innovative new way to record Mac-based FaceTime calls. Don't delay, click ahead! Apple Kicks Off (RED) Promotion Ahead of World AIDS Day World AIDS Day is coming up next Monday, December 1, and Apple is bringing the fight against the disease to its own doorstep this year with a big promotion to help raise awareness and funds this holiday season."Apple is a proud supporter of (RED) because we believe the gift of life is the most important gift anyone can...
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Regin Malware May Have BeenA highly advanced and sophisticated piece of malware is discovered by security researchers to have been lurking in computer systems around the world. It is believed to be the work of a government, but... which government no one can tell.
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Going into 'The Walking Dead'The Walking Dead is a show that kills characters; that we know. But Sunday's episode played a big part in compounding these already present worries, especially considering that next week is the show's... midseason finale See also: People could not handle all the Daryl and Carol moments in the latest 'Walking Dead' Carol In "Crossed," we learned that she's not doing well after being hit by a car last week. She's bleeding internally and, at one point, Dawn called off efforts to save Carol's life. Beth protested but only earns herself a verbal beating from Dawn. Then, confusingly, Dawn handed over the keys to the medicine cabinet and tells Beth to save "the woman" herself
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AURA Announces Selection ofHubbleSite NewsCenter -- Latest News Releases: Get larger image formats The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) announced today that Dr. Matt Mountain, Director of the Space... Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, will become AURA President beginning March 1, 2015. Mountain will succeed William S. Smith who served as President since 2000. In announcing the selection, the Chair of the AURA Board of Directors, Dr. Richard Green, said, "AURA is heading into an exciting period; and Matt has enormous experience in large program and large facility management in ground and space-based organizations. This will be a great asset for AURA as we complete construction on the Daniel K. Inoue Solar Telescope, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, and the James Webb...
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Metaphorically Speaking

Slate - 24 Nov 2014 15:13
Have you ever deburred a dog? I have, and that distinctive experience (the dog in question was a black hound mix, and the burs were like brownish green stars in his fur) was responsible for some... regrettable lines of poetry I wrote while in college: "When the alarm went off, / dawn was picking out the stars/ like an old woman deburring her dog." 
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Google removes homophobic gayThere are calls for Google to reassess its app submission policies as an anti-gay hunting game appeared on the Play Store yesterday and was downloaded 10s of thousands of times before it was withdrawn... by the software giant. Ass Hunter was an Android app...
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Apple Watch, Hoverboard,The inventions featured in Time's Best Inventions of 2014 come from a wide range of applications, from transportation to communications to party accessories.
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Mutant protein takes babies' breath away

Science Daily - 24 Nov 2014 15:10
Mutant protein takes babies'Researchers had never shown exactly how cells in the brain stem detect carbon dioxide and regulate breathing in humans. After taking a mutation from a two-month-old baby and expressing it in human... astrocytes, they did exactly that -- and the research may lead to an early warning system to save premature infants with breathing trouble.
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Promoting healthy gut microbiota, the bacteria that live in the intestine, can help treat or prevent metabolic syndrome, a combination of risk factors that increases a person's risk for heart disease,... diabetes and stroke, according to researchers.
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Schizophrenia may be triggeredA gene associated with schizophrenia plays a role in brain development and may help to explain the biological process of the disease, according to new research. Researchers saytoo much protein... expressed by the NOS1AP gene, which has been associated with schizophrenia, causes abnormalities in brain structure and faulty connections between nerve cells that prevent them from communicating properly.
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Abnormal connections between neurons are the likely cause of motor coordination issues seen in autism spectrum disorder. Using a mouse model of autism, scientists identified a malfunctioning neural... circuit associated with reduced capacity for motor learning. This appears to arise from an inability to eliminate unneeded neural connections in the brain.
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Adult survivors of retinoblastoma, a type of eye cancer that usually develops in early childhood, have few cognitive or social problems decades following their diagnosis and treatment, researchers... report. The findings offer good news for patients, but it's important to continue to monitor for long-term effects as the brain changes throughout life.
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Symantec uncoversSecurity firm reports on stealth backdoor Trojan
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New NotCompatible malwareThe first time we heard of the Android malware called NotCompatible was back in 2012 when it surfaced and spread via hacked websites. A new version of NotCompatible is now making the rounds and it has... the potential to target enterprise networks. The latest version of the NotCompatible malware is dubbed NotCompatible.C and it has the ability to self protect …
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Over a million US military veterans lacked healthcare coverage in 2012, according to new estimates published in The Lancet. While many people believe that all veterans are covered by the Veterans... Affairs health care system, less than half (8.9 million) of the 22 million veterans in the US are covered by VA health benefits, and most veterans are covered by private health insurance. Uninsured veterans are more likely to be young, single, African American, and veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan.
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A government auction of airwaves for use in mobile broadband has blown through presale estimates, becoming the biggest auction in the FCC's history.
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CubeSat instruments toThe Dellingr six-unit CubeSat, which is taking its developers just one year to design, build and integrate, won't be the only potentially groundbreaking capability for NASA. Its heliophysics payloads... also are expected to significantly advance science on tiny platforms.
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Robotics meet X-ray lasers inScientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are combining the speed and precision of robots with one of the brightest X-ray lasers on the planet for pioneering... studies of proteins important to biology and drug discovery.
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HughPickens.com writes Kate Briquelet reports in the NY Post that Principal Mark Federman of East Side Community HS has invited the New York Civil Liberties Union to give a two-day training session to... 450 students on interacting with police. "We're not going to candy-coat things — we have a problem in our city that's affecting young men of color and all of our students," says Federman. "It's not about the police being bad. This isn't anti-police as much as it's pro-young people ... It's about what to do when kids are put in a position where they feel powerless and uncomfortable." The hourlong workshops — held in small classroom sessions during advisory periods — focused on the NYPD's stop-and-frisk program and how to exercise Fourth Amendment rights when being stopped and questioned...
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Report: App Store downloadsAccording to the latest data from Fiksu, the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus alongside iOS 8 accounted for a massive increase and an all-time high for app downloads. Specifically, the report points... to a 42 percent increase from the previous month among the top 200 free iOS apps tracked by the company. Around 7.8 […]
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NASA has been planning to study the magnetic reconnection between the Earth and the sun for years, and now the agency has revealed how its scientists are going make it happen. Magnetic reconnection is... a process that converts magnetic energy to...
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Following this past weekend's promotion that saw Chase customers being offered free early downloads of David Guetta's upcoming album just for adding their cards to Apple Pay, the bank has launched a... new national campaign touting Apple Pay. The new campaign begins today with a 30-second ad featuring Fun front man Jack Antonoff's side project Bleachers using Apple Pay at several locations around Los Angeles as they prepare for a rooftop concert. While much of the attention surrounding Apple Pay has been focused on the major retailers supporting (or not supporting) the mobile payment service, Chase's ad shows the potential for small businesses to also benefit from Apple Pay. Small businesses signed on with the Chase Paymentech service for payment processing can use Chase's Future Proof...
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SwitchEasy announces new cases for iPhones

Coolest Gadgets - 24 Nov 2014 15:00
SwitchEasy announces new casesSwitchEasy, a name that is more often than not synonymous with delivering accessories for the mobile lifestyle, has just announced a couple of offerings – BoomBox for the iPhone 5/5S as well as... LifePocket SL for the iPhone 6. The former, the BoomBox, happens to be an innovative case that has been specially designed in order for it to amplify music and phone calls, all without having to be powered ...
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Trek-worthy gifts for outdoor adventurers

Cult of Mac - 24 Nov 2014 15:00
Trek-worthy gifts for outdoorGoing gear-shopping for your favorite outdoors-loving friend or family member can be harder than trekking up Mount St. Helens as she’s about to blow. There are so many options, but so much crap. To... help you out with your holiday…
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Afraid of needles? The hypodermic variety may soon give way to ultra tiny needles that revolutionize the way we deliver drugs and vaccines.
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Egg Freezing: A Hope, Not a Promise

The New Yorker - 24 Nov 2014 15:00
​Women are increasingly choosing to marry and have children later--the average age at first childbirth has risen steadily for decades--which means that when they are ready to become mothers, women... may encounter more difficulties in becoming pregnant. Typically, a woman's fertility declines by fifty per cent between the ages of thirty and forty; again between forty and forty-two; and, again, between forty-two and forty-four. One option for women who want to wait to have children--which Apple and Facebook now offer as an employee benefit--is to freeze their eggs until they're ready to embark on motherhood.
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Start Your Free Amazon PrimeAmazon Prime, the best deal in tech , somehow keeps getting better, having added music streaming , photo storage , HBO , and potential expansion to other retailers . You'll be able to use Prime... shipping to get all your new stuff to your door as fast as possible, but we're actually more interested in the exclusive deals Prime may provide. Amazon has been slowly ramping up Prime-exclusive discounts, the obvious example being the $19 Fire Stick , and we expect to see more of this during the holidays. Additionally, Amazon has also given Prime subscribers early access to lightning deals.
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Imports play big part in sector

The Australian - 24 Nov 2014 15:00
Imports play big part inALMOST half of the technology professionals in Australia were born outside the country, which is well above the global average.
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It’s pretty obvious that a new technology (or a new application of an old technology) is white hot when every vendor under the sun starts to co-opt the technology in its marketing material. Last... year saw almost every technology vendor deciding that they were now delivering “big data analytical insights” no matter what they do. This year Docker would seem to be the target and hardly a day goes by that we don’t see a Docker-related announcement from some vendor or other. Today it is the turn of monitoring vendor Moogsoft to go down this route.
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Video link a success for firemen

The Australian - 24 Nov 2014 15:00
Video link a success forTHE NSW Rural Fire Service could have a new weapon in its ­arsenal this fire season: using ­mobile video to improve communications.
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Not pro? Switch over to autopilot

The Australian - 24 Nov 2014 15:00
Not pro? Switch over toPANASONIC has released its first ultra high definition (UHD) camera. And it’s impressive.
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Egg-free mayonnaise is just the first in a line of eco-friendly products from Josh Tetrick's company, Hampton Creek. But what is the secret ingredient?
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Creating a spark

Symmetry Magazine - 24 Nov 2014 15:00
Science has a long history of creativity generated through collaboration between fields. A principle of 18th century mechanics holds that if a physical system is symmetric in some way, then there is a... conservation law associated with the symmetry. Mathematician Emmy Noether generalized this principle in a proof in 1918. Her theorem, in turn, has provided a very powerful tool in physics, helping to describe the conservation of energy and momentum. Science has a long history of creativity generated through this kind of collaboration between fields. In the process of sharing ideas, researchers expose assumptions, discern how to clearly express concepts and discover new connections between them. These connections can be the sparks of creativity that generate entirely new ideas. In 1895,...
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Telstra reconnects with phone box WiFi

The Australian - 24 Nov 2014 15:00
Telstra reconnects with phoneAUSTRALIA once had 40,000 phone boxes spread across the wide brown land. Today there’s said to be only about 1000.
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NAB deposits major upgrade

The Australian - 24 Nov 2014 15:00
NAB deposits major upgradeNATIONAL Australia Bank has marked a major milestone in its ambitious, multi-billion-dollar NextGen project.
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Grand Theft Auto 5 review:Grand Theft Auto 5 caused a stir when it was released more than a year ago, a stir that's all the more frenzied in its new-gen incarnation on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Why? Because now you can... experience all the bloodshed, sleaze and profanity throughout...
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Companies in rush to back cloud

The Australian - 24 Nov 2014 15:00
Companies in rush to backCHRISTMAS has come early for the IT industry with three major cloud computing announcements.
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Sun's Magnetic Field Boosts Earth Lightning

Scientific American - 24 Nov 2014 15:00
Sun's Magnetic Field BoostsWhen the Sun's magnetic field is pointed away from Earth, lightning strikes in the U.K. go up 50 percent. Christopher Intagliata reports --
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Alas, our Galaxy Note 4 giveaway has run its course, but don't be too downhearted if you missed out. This week, we've got one of GoPro's new Hero4 Black Edition action cams to offload, and the timing... couldn't be better if you've got a shredding...
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Joy to the world: it's video mayhem

The Australian - 24 Nov 2014 15:00
Joy to the world: it's videoTHERE are plenty of new titles competing for gamers’ dollars this Christmas.
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Clippit Creates Clips of Live TV As It Airs

Life Hacker - 24 Nov 2014 15:00
Clippit Creates Clips of LiveAndroid: Grabbing video clips from the internet is pretty easy . Getting it from live TV is harder. Clippit helps solve this by allowing you to create up to 30 second clips from live television.
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Start Your Free Amazon PrimeAmazon Prime, the best deal in tech , somehow keeps getting better, having added music streaming , photo storage , HBO , and potential expansion to other retailers . You'll be able to use Prime... shipping to get all your new stuff to your door as fast as possible, but we're actually more interested in the exclusive deals Prime may provide. Amazon has been slowly ramping up Prime-exclusive discounts, the obvious example being the $19 Fire Stick , and we expect to see more of this during the holidays. Additionally, Amazon has also given Prime subscribers early access to lightning deals.
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Data retention lashed

The Australian - 24 Nov 2014 15:00
Data retention lashedTHE information created by the proposed data-retention bill could be of interest in a broad range of civil proceedings.
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Infosys 'excited' at fund scope

The Australian - 24 Nov 2014 15:00
Infosys 'excited' at fundLEADING Indian IT services provider Infosys is mulling a possible stake in elite research hub National ICT Australia.
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Just ten years ago, Nokia's phones were diverse, innovative, and in some cases downright strange -- as the company tried to meet every customer's demands.
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In talks with Spanish owner Telefonica BT could be the new owner of Blighty mobe network O2 if talks with Spanish parent Telefonica go well....
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Revenue Streams: Is SpotifyDaniel Ek, the C.E.O. of Spotify, is a rock star of the tech world, but he is not long on charisma. At thirty-one, he is pale, boyish, cerebral, and calm. Jantelagen, the Scandinavian code of humility... and restraint, is strong in him. He doesn't greet you with a firm
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Silicon Valley's constant stream of new apps and services depends on hundreds of thousands of foreign-born engineers to help create them.
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Windows 10 Will Actually BeSuper nerds will know that ever since Windows 7 there's been a curious numbering scheme in Microsoft's OS that actually meant Windows 8.1 was, under the hood, called Windows NT 6.3. No longer!
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In 2012, the Boston-area bicycle sharing program Hubway launched a contest in which they released anonymous data about when and from and to where users rented bicycles. They invited people to come up... with interesting ways to use that information in the Hubway Data Visualization Challenge.
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SQL databases with in-memory column stores, NoSQL with query languages; it looks like the two schools of database design have begun to merge.
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Sonim XP6 rugged smartphoneAT&T has a new rugged smartphone that is aiming directly at workers in the field that need a device that can stand up to harsh working conditions. The smartphone is called the Sonim XP6 and it runs... the Android operating system and has a physical keypad. It's designed to support most of the features of a normal smartphone while having …
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'The Good Wife' fans were notThis week on The Good Wife, we finally began Cary's trial for a crime of which we know he is innocent Though Cary and Diane went to court this episode, it feels like Cary has been on trial for this... entire season. "The Trial," the Good Wife's tense and masterful winter finale, brought us to the climax of the hell Cary has been living in since the premiere of Season 6 See also: Every important midseason TV date in one calendar The Good Wife is many things, including tried-and-true legal procedural, and yet, for every time we've watched the gang head into court, no trial has ever been closer to home. Because of this, this particular trial was tackled in a way that has never before been seen on the show.
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A major new research center to tackle the impact of musculoskeletal disorders on people's ability to work has been announced by two English medical research bodies. New work will aim to find... cost-effective ways of reducing the impact of conditions that affect the muscles, joints and bones on people's employment and productivity, with benefits for patients, employers and society as a whole.
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Researchers in bone tissue regeneration believe they have made a significant breakthrough for sufferers of bone trauma, disease or defects such as osteoporosis.
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Breakthrough discoveryAn avenue for therapeutic intervention of multiple sclerosis may be ahead, thanks to new research. A team found that a new type of immune T helper cells named TH-GM cells play a crucial role in the... immune system and pathogenesis of neuronal inflammation. The findings shed light on a possible new avenue for therapeutic intervention, which can be used independently or in conjunction with other treatment options to improve outcomes in the treatment of MS.
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High-dose interleukin-2 can be effective in selected metastatic renal cell cancer patients pre-treated with VEGF-targeted agents, reveals research.
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A new method of rapidly identifying which bacteria are causing an infection and determining whether they are resistant or sensitive to antibiotics has been developed by researchers. 'Clinical use of... the method would mean that the right antibiotic treatment could be started straightaway, reducing unnecessary use of antibiotics,' says one investigator.
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Learn about Jigglypuff's riseA software engineer has produced a fascinating analysis of the shifting character rankings for Super Smash Bros. Melee over a decade of high level play. The post Learn about Jigglypuff’s rise to... power over a decade of Super Smash Bros. Melee appeared first on Digital Trends.
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'So long and thanks for all the cheese' After less than five months on the job Logicalis sales director Tony Brooker has left the Slough-based integrator, sources have told The Channel....
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Google's Mac team has kicked off the holiday season with Santa, its tool that looks for all things naughty and nice on its massive fleet of Macs.
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Repeat suicide attempts and deaths by suicide were roughly 25 percent lower among a group of Danish people who underwent voluntary short-term psychosocial counseling after a suicide attempt, new... research suggests.
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Sony Xperia Z3 review: large and in charge

Tech Central - 24 Nov 2014 14:47
Since the first Xperia smartphone from Sony hit the market in 2008, the company has been rolling out device after device, garnering a small but dedicated and growing fan base. Today, the Xperia range... offers a mature selection of devices that the company hopes will appeal to those wanting
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Smokers who drink heavily have a tougher time quitting cigarettes than smokers who drink moderately or not at all. However, a multi-center study found that modifying tobacco-oriented telephone... counseling to help hazardous drinkers can help them quit smoking.
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Want a smart watch, but hateDo you want a smartwatch, but aren't ready to give up your existing, regular watch? Then you'll want to learn about the T-Band, a smart strap for turning your dumb watch into something much smarter.... The post Want a smart watch, but hate smartwatches? The T-Band smart strap could be for you appeared first on Digital Trends.
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DIY Midgar: This fanDedicated fan Jamie Colliver has spent two years painstakingly recreating Square Enix's Final Fantasy VII inside Media Molecule's game creation toolkit LittleBigPlanet 2. The post DIY Midgar: This fan... completely rebuilt Final Fantasy VII in LittleBigPlanet 2 appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Apple defends safety of Siri  Apple has responded to a University of Utah study which criticized the safety of using Siri while driving, stating that it didn’t test the company’s in-car versions, Siri Eyes Free and CarPlay.... Of the six speech-recognition systems tested by researchers, Siri was found to be the worst for driver distraction. The study hooked up […]
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Abandoned baby survived inA 30-year-old Sydney mother has been charged with trying to kill her newborn son by abandoning him in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries, police said Monday. The week-old... baby was in serious but stable condition in Westmead Children's Hospital a day after cyclists found him in a 2.5-meter (8-foot) deep drain beside the M7 Motorway in the suburb of Quakers Hill, police said in a statement. This is the drain on the M7 where a newborn baby was found by cyclists this morning. Concrete slab weighs over 200kg pic.twitter.com/4WbweXmS3A — Ashlee Mullany (@AshleeMullany) November 22, 2014
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Big data is a big deal, but how do you get started and get it right? Here's some advice from IT experts working on successful projects.
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Top 10 Video Games of 2014

Time - 24 Nov 2014 14:41
Top 10 Video Games of 2014From Mario Kart 8 to Dark Souls II, these are the best video games of the year.
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ZDNet's David Gewirtz has been warning about China and the risk to US infrastructure for years. The NSA now seems to agree. Plus the FAA wants to restrict commercial drones, which we all knew was... inevitable.
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Post Office on the mend

Tech Central - 24 Nov 2014 14:39
Operations at the South African Post Office (Sapo) are improving as the number of employees returning to work increases, the entity said on Monday. "The number of Sapo employees that have heeded the... call to return to work ... has increased sharply," said Simo Lushaba, head of the
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Top 10 Toys of 2014

Time - 24 Nov 2014 14:39
Top 10 Toys of 2014From 'Breaking Bad' action figures to Frozen Snow Glow Elsa, these are the best toys of 2014.
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VCs pumping in that money like it's 2001 The level of venture capitalist (VC) investment being pumped into UK and Irish tech companies is now "reminiscent" of the early 2000s, with funding for the... third quarter of 2014 double that of a year ago, according to research....
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New Drone Rules May RequireRules will require pilots to get licensed
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Top 10 Gadgets of 2014

Time - 24 Nov 2014 14:37
Top 10 Gadgets of 2014From GoPro to Jawbone UP3, these are the best gadgets of the year
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Apple's expected to sell aKGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is one of the most reliable analysts out there as relates to upcoming Apple products. Having called various things correctly in the run-up to the iPhone 6’s... release (such as Apple’s sapphire manufacturing issues), he’s…
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The Firewall: Security Evolved

Gadget - 24 Nov 2014 14:34
Despite claims of its demise, the firewall is still the foundation stone of security deployments. DOROS HADJIZENONOS looks at how it has adapted to combat three decades of threats.
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NAS comes to small office

Gadget - 24 Nov 2014 14:34
Western Digital has announced the expansion of its WD Red line of SATA hard drives for home and small office NAS (network attached storage) systems.
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Disabilities vs digital inclusion

Gadget - 24 Nov 2014 14:34
The Model ICT Accessibility Policy Report released by the International Telecommunication Union has recognised that despite the unprecedented growth in mobile and Internet use worldwide, very few... nations have acted to ensure that persons with disabilities are part of the technology revolution.
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Inclusive approach toCuatro de Marzo is a district in the southern part of the Spanish city of Valladolid. It is a dense residential area with 190 privately-owned dwellings, developed in 1955. The area is populated by a... series of buildings of medium to poor quality, which are progressively ageing. There, the R2CITIES project, funded by the European Union, is carrying out a comprehensive retrofitting of the buildings. The project involves improving façades and implementing renewable energy systems, both measured being designed to achieve a near zero energy consumption in the district. To reach their objective, promoters are using a method that they refer to as Integrated Project Delivery (IPD). This involves all the stakeholders working together from the very beginning of the process.
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Samsung's mobile bubbleSamsung has been the largest beneficiary in the rise in popularity of Android smartphones over the years, with its Galaxy range topping the pile year-on-year. However, sales of its 2014 flagship... phone, the Galaxy S5, have shown that the tide is turning....
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Beats Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, Elementary Review Linux Mint 17.1 is the first example of what the Mint project team can do when they're focused on their own system rather than on making the latest... Ubuntu work with Mint....
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Is the wisdom of the crowd as good as the bank's coin counter? Guess how much money is in this huge jar of coins to help us find out. The post Can the Internet Count Coins as Well as a Bank Machine?... appeared first on WIRED.
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The world's most accurateThings have been going pretty well for Apple’s iPhone business this year and this holiday shopping season is shaping up to be its biggest yet. Per 9to5Mac, KGI Securities has released a new research... note estimating that Apple will sell 71.5 million iPhones this holiday quarter, headlined by blowout sales from the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. That figure would crush the record 51 million iPhones Apple sold last year during the holiday quarter. RELATED: Apple might sell more than 200 million iPhone 6 units in FY2015 “Strong iPhone shipments in 4Q14,” KGI writes. “We forecast overall iPhone shipments will surge 82% QoQ to 71.5mn units in 4Q14, given robust demand for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The
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Huawei Honor 6 Plus shows upAfter just unveiling the Ascend Mate7 last September, it seems that Huawei is gearing up for yet another smartphone launch, at least based on this TENAA sighting and a teaser for the company's own... Weibo account. This time, however, it won't be much of a big jump as it is a spinoff from the Chinese OEM's existing Honor 6 smartphone. …
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SendMyBag Arrives In The U.S. SendMyBag has come a long way since being unceremoniously rejected by investors on the BBC TV show Dragon’s Den. Shortly after, the Northern Irish startup, which offers a shipping service that... picks up the slack left by airlines who no longer want to take your luggage, raised a modest seed round. Meanwhile, in the last 18 months, the company has transported over 100,000 pieces of…
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Live the Look Finds Women'sEarlier this year, we featured Cladwell , a service that helps you find clothing based on your existing wardrobe. However, the service was geared specifically towards men, which left readers wondering... where the version was for women. Here it is: Live the Look.
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Are These the Self-DrivingThe self-driving car is still a little way off hitting the mainstream , but when it does it could change the way we travel around our cities. Certainly design consultancy IDEO thinks so, if these... concepts are anything to go by.
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Google Maps App Update NowGoogle rolls out another update to Google Maps. The new app will make travel a bit more convenient by letting users view information about their destinations from one place.
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Lockheed Martin keeps fingersAs we move closer to the highly anticipated first ever test flight of the Orion spacecraft, there's an aerospace company which would be keeping its fingers tightly crossed during this nail-biting... moment for the U.S. spaceflight. Lockheed Martin which built the manned capsule that will take American astronauts far beyond Earth, is much more than excited about the milestone flight. "We live for this kind of project. We will tell our kids and our grandkids about this," Allison Rakes, Lockheed Martin spokesperson told Astrowatch.net. The company's hard working crew literally lives for this first step of future deep space exploration. "We've had a team in Florida working around the clock for the past several months preparing for this moment. Once that Delta IV lifts off, you're going to see...
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Windows 10 won't be Windows 6.4

The Verge - 24 Nov 2014 14:22
An old quirk in Windows is going away with the release of Windows 10. Microsoft has revealed that the upcoming release of Windows 10 will include a change that makes the Windows NT kernel jump to... version 10.0. While Windows 8.1 was Windows NT 6.3 and Windows 7 was Windows NT 6.1, the numbering scheme will now match both the version and marketing names. Windows 10 Technical Preview builds are currently identified as Windows NT 6.4, but future builds will include the change, and Chinese site ITHome leaked images showing the 10.0 version of Windows 10 last week.
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Robots take over inspection ofA new robot for inspecting ballast water tanks on board ships is being developed by a Dutch-German partnership including the University of Twente. The robot is able to move independently along rails... built into the tanks. At the moment, people still carry out such inspections, with ships being brought into dry dock for the purpose. The costs can rise to € 700,000 per inspection. The RoboShip project offers great advantages, not only in terms of cost but also in terms of safety.
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Choc teapot in Choc Factory melt threat On Thursday this week, the European Parliament will vote on whether to break up ad and internet giants such as Google ... even though it has no real power to do... so....
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LG G3 set to receive Lollipop update in South Korea

Android Central - 24 Nov 2014 14:10
LG G3 set to receive LollipopWith the Lollipop update live for LG G3 owners in Poland, LG has announced that it is commencing the rollout of the update to South Korean customers. The update may arrive as early as this week, and... is scheduled to hit all three major carriers in the country -- LG U+, SK Telecom and KT -- simultaneously.
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BT looking to buy back O2,BT has confirmed that it is in preliminary talks with Telefonića to buy back O2, the UK mobile phone network it has previously owned. It had already been linked with launching its own mobile business... in recent times, specifically because it acquired...
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The FAA's anticipated ruling on commercial drone use is expected to impose a number of tough restrictions.
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Jaguar Land Rover wraps AppleLOS ANGELES--While other automakers are working to implement Apple CarPlay and Android Auto into their vehicles, Jaguar Land Rover is taking a different route. At the LA Auto Show, the British company... debuted justDrive, an "app technology that integrates multiple smartphone apps into a single, voice-activated in-car experience." As Jaguar Land Rover describes it, justDrive is an app that opens up into an "experience" when your smartphone is connected to your car. It's currently available for iOS 8 users, and will be available for Android users in early 2015. The "experience" involves natural-language speech recognition, similar to Siri's functionality (without having to go through voice-activated menus).
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Developers just want their ideas to generate money HTML5 has offered salvation from the tyranny of apps for years, yet most mobile developers resolutely refuse to embrace the web. Despite HTML's... familiarity and promise of cross-device compatibility, native's superior tooling and performance have convinced a generation of developers to go all in on native....
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Appidemic: Zengrams for iOS

AppleTell - 24 Nov 2014 14:01
Appidemic: Zengrams for iOSZen and the art of folding things. The post Appidemic: Zengrams for iOS appeared first on AppleTell.
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[AppleTell] Appidemic: Zengrams for iOS

Technology Tell - 24 Nov 2014 14:01
[From AppleTell] Zengrams is a geometry based puzzle game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch in which you have a limited number of moves to fill an outlined space.
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Here's what Apple is doing for World AIDS Day

Cult of Mac - 24 Nov 2014 14:00
Here's what Apple is doing forApple has announced plans for its “biggest fundraising push yet” for this year’s World AIDS Day on December 1 — with a dedicated new section of the App Store, and plans to donate a portion of... all sales on two of…
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Why does Apple strip dictationIf you’ve installed a third-party keyboard on your iPhone or iPad running iOS 8, you might have noticed a strange omission: While you can communicate in animated GIFs or Klingon, you can’t dictate... into any keyboard not made by Apple.…
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AOC announces new 34" Ultra-Wide Quad HD monitor

Coolest Gadgets - 24 Nov 2014 14:00
AOC announces new 34'Times are hard – there is no denying it, as the ever rising cost of living continues to haunt the middle class as well as salaryman. This means it is all the more important to find deals that offer... plenty of bang for your hard earned buck – to maximize every single penny that goes through your hand, so to speak. Well, here we are with the 34" Ultra-Wide Quad ...
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Hands on with Apple CarPlayLOS ANGELES--I went to the LA Auto Show in search of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Google and Apple's bids to bring your smartphone's screen to your car. CarPlay's so far appeared only in a Ferrari... and a Pioneer aftermarket line, while Android Auto is still in beta. Still, at a small Hyundai booth in the South Hall, two separate 2015 Hyundai Sonatas demonstrated the technologies. No other automakers were showing them.
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Five Android 5.0 LollipopThe 5.0 release of Android, dubbed Lollipop, is the biggest thing to happen to Android in years--possibly ever. The design and features have been revamped, and attention to detail is evident... throughout. However, even our beloved Google is not perfect, and that means there are some bugs and just plain odd decisions in Android 5.0. Let's check out five of the most annoying little quirks in Lollipop and see how they might be fixed. The Power Menu In Android 4.4 and earlier, the menu you got when holding the power menu had a few options including toggling airplane mode, ringer modes, and of course, turning the device off. Some manufacturers even added reboot commands and additional settings. In Android 5.0 Google has gone backward and this menu now only includes "Power Off."
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California (Nebula) Dreamin'

Bad Astronomy - 24 Nov 2014 14:00
Rogelio Bernal Andreo is an astrophotographer ... but saying that is like calling a world-class chef a "cook." Andreo is a master, one of those people who can tease photons out of the sky and then... turn them into works of art that nearly defy description. For example, here is his mosaic of the sky showing two stunning objects: the California nebula, and the magnificent Pleiades star cluster: Holy. Haleakala. Yes, you really really want to download the fully embiggened version of that, because it'll freeze your brain with its beauty and scope. It's hard to know where to even start with this! So let's take it one at a time. On the left is the ruddy glow of the California nebula, officially called NGC 1499. It's a vast cloud of gas and dust stretching several dozen light-years in length, which...
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Report: IT pros are overlyIt's been a rough year for businesses when it comes to data breaches. A new report from ThreatTrack Security suggests that things will improve dramatically in 2015--that is, unless the survey... participants are overstating the efficacy of their network defenses. It's important for you to take steps to secure your own data to make sure you're protected either way. The title of the ThreatTrack report--2015 Predictions from the Front Lines: Cybersecurity Professionals Very Confident in Their Ability to Fight Data Breaches in 2015--spells it all out. The survey of 250 IT professionals from companies of 2,000 or more employees reveals a high level of confidence when it comes to guarding against cyber attacks.
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How to Prevent People fromIt seems like every messaging app these days, from iMessage to Facebook, insists on sending "read receipts" letting people know that you've seen their message. This can be annoying. Here's how to turn... off the feature in some of the most popular apps.
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'Mockingjay' box office isLOS ANGELES — A little Hunger Games fatigue was to be expected, but a 23 percent slide? That was not. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 bullseyed the biggest U.S. box office opening of 2014,... with the June 27 release Transformers: Age of Extinction trailing safely behind at an even $100 million. By any measure, Mockingjay was a hit — except one. SEE ALSO: Listen to Jennifer Lawrence sing a haunting tune from 'Mockingjay' That would be The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, which streaked to $158 million last year, and still stands as the 6th largest U.S. opening weekend of all time. That was just a shade better than the inaugural Hunger Games, which announced a new mega-franchise in 2012 with its staggering $152 million opening weekend.
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Life can he hard for the armchair particle physicist, forever knowing that other people have their own Large Hadron Collider and you don't. Thankfully, the folks at CERN remember what it was like not... to have a LHC of their own, which is why the...
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BT in early talks to purchase O2 or EE

Android Central - 24 Nov 2014 13:52
BT in early talks to purchaseAccording to reports, British Telecom is in early talks with Telefonica to purchase O2, the same mobile operator it released back in 2001. Not only has BT set its sights on O2, but the UK's largest... network EE has also been offered in a separate deal.
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Shrimp may hold clues to alienShrimp may hold clues to the kinds of life that can thrive in extreme environments on other planets, NASA says.
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Hush smart earplugs block outThere are many reasons that people need earplugs, and not all of them are reasons you might expect. People need earplugs in very loud situations, such as shooting guns or at a loud racetrack for sure,... but there are other reasons in the home that people use them as well when it's important that you still be able to hear …
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EU Parliament Members Want toThe European Parliament is prepping up to seek the breakup of Google. The move will make Google's search business separate from the rest of its commercial operations.
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MessageStream Reach 80,000 Mailbox Milestone

Comms Business - 24 Nov 2014 13:47
MessageStream are celebrating yet another achievement after smashing their target of 80,000 Hosted Exchange mailboxes, just 2 months after reaching 70,000. MessageStream emphasise that this is yet... another indication that businesses are identifying the need to move to the cloud, and that IT support companies all over the UK are embracing the opportunity given to
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Outsourcery Joins Microsoft Provider Programme

Comms Business - 24 Nov 2014 13:45
Outsourcery is pleased to announce its participation in the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Programme. The Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Programme allows Outsourcery to provide direct billing,... sell combined offers and services, as well as provision, manage and support Microsoft Cloud offerings, such as Office 365. The programme is designed to strengthen customer relationships and expand
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Europa Remastered: This 90sIt's not just old rock albums that get remastered when technology moves on: this image of Jupiter's ice-covered moon, Europa, has just been given a revamp by scientists from NASA.
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Hands on: Implementing Azure Active Directory

The Register - 24 Nov 2014 13:44
Live learning Our own Tim Phillips is joined by Paul Gregory, from QA, to deliver a live hands-on session on Azure Active Directory tomorrow at 11am. It's your chance to learn from the experts and get... answers to any questions you might have....
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Shares of technology major Infosys on Monday added 3% after the company fixed the date for determining the eligible shareholders for one-for-one bonus issue.
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A tribute to Rhonda Wilson

British Journal of Photography - 24 Nov 2014 13:39
A tribute to Rhonda WilsonRhonda Wilson MBE, one of the nation's champions of the photographic arts, has died at the age of 61. The creative force behind the Rhubarb-Rhubarb International Festival of the Image, Rhonda died on... Thursday 06 November 2014 after a debilitating term of severe depression. Born in Birmingham on 17 August 1953, Rhonda began her career in the 1970s as a trainee journalist with D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. in Dundee, working on the popular Jackie magazine as a music editor, stylist, […]
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Powerful New Cyber Espionage Program Said Discovered

Wall Street Journal - 24 Nov 2014 13:37
Powerful New Cyber EspionageAn extremely sophisticated computer spying program called Regin has been spying on computers in Saudi Arabia, Russia, and other countries since at least 2008, security company Symantec says.
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On Hold with BT

Comms Business - 24 Nov 2014 13:35
Major provider of telecommunications networks and services in the UK, BT have been named as having the worst on hold music in the UK. Shocking I know! I can almost hear the intake of breath as people... read the page. The survey includes many facts with 81% saying that music is a mood enhancer and
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First impressions: Asus PadFone mini

Times of India - 24 Nov 2014 13:33
Having used the Asus PadFone mini for a few days, we bring our two cents on what it offers to the average user...
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Many smartphone and tablet devices users have no protection against 'malware', software designed specifically to damage or disrupt a system.
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Samantha Cristoforetti is a new breed of social media-savvy astronaut. The post This App Lets You Say Hello to an Astronaut in Real Time appeared first on WIRED.
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Christina Tosi recounts how she found her way to Momofuku Milk Bar, at WIRED by Design. The post How Christina Tosi Redesigned Your Favorite Desserts appeared first on WIRED.
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Real Estate Joins Brazil's Big Editor’s note: Julie Ruvolo is a freelance writer and editor of RedLightR.io and RioChromatic.com. Add real estate to the industries that have captured the attention of venture investors in... Brazil. Real estate marketplace VivaReal recently raised a $41.3 million Series C with Spark Capital and Lead Edge Capital. The raise is one of the largest venture capital investments in Brazil…
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Fetching.io caches every single web page you visit, creating your own personal search engine consisting only of your own browsing history The post The Tool That Helps You Search Every Page You’ve... Ever Visited appeared first on WIRED.
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A great-looking muscle car from the hands of one of the industry's greatest designers. The post Henrik Fisker Is Back With a Ferocious $100K Custom Mustang appeared first on WIRED.
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Do you love your dog? Then you should probably buy him more stuff. The post 15 Gifts That Will Definitively Prove You Love Your Dog appeared first on WIRED.
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Drew Bennett was enjoying Dolores Park one weekend, hanging out with some friends, when his phone rang. Mark Zuckerberg, the caller told him, would be at his studio that afternoon. So Bennett left his... friends, hopped on his bike, and pedaled across San Francisco to the Dogpatch, down near the bay. He didn’t expect the […] The post Take a Tour of Facebook’s Giant Corporate Art Lab appeared first on WIRED.
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UK gets its first human, foodThe "poo bus". OK, cue all dirty jokes and puns you might have been inspired to make from this, but this is a rather serious endeavor, but one that will still have some people raising their eyebrows... or twitching their noses at the idea. Over at Bristol in the United Kingdom, water supplier Wessex Water has unveiled a bus that …
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Ferris Bueller's Day Off remains one of the most beloved teen comedies of all time. Here's a drool-inducing catalog of all the awesome gear. The post The Glorious Old-School Gadgets of Ferris... Bueller’s Day Off appeared first on WIRED.
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The company said on Monday that it was in preliminary acquisition talks with two carriers, one of which it confirmed as being O2. The other is reportedly EE.
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For the past 25 years the Peter Dahmenr has been creating impossible-looking pop-up sculptures out of paper. The post Intricate Pop-Up Sculptures Are Tiny Feats of Engineering appeared first on WIRED.
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On Friday, the FDA announced that it would start developing a stockpile of blood plasma from Ebola survivors, treated with a pathogen inactivation system that's never been used before in the US. So... far, the United States has had some amazing success in curing Ebola, possibly thanks to experimental plasma treatments. Drawn from survivors, the stuff comes enriched in antibodies that could help to fight off the disease--but it also has the potential to carry other diseases, like malaria, that are common in west Africa where Ebola is raging. The new system will kill off any extra contaminants that may be lurking in this potentially live-saving serum. The post The US Is Stockpiling Ebola Survivors’ Plasma to Treat Future Patients appeared first on WIRED.
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Dirt-cheap laptops might beTwo ads tell you everything you need to know about how crazy notebook PC pricing is. The first, a Dell Black Friday ad from 2010, advertises a Dell Inspiron 15 for $450--the "doorbuster" the PC... company used to lure shoppers to Dell.com. The second, another Dell Black Friday ad for 2014, promotes another Inspiron 15--but for just $190. Meanwhile, Apple and Samsung are selling smartphones for about the same prices they always have--$200 and above, and far more if their carrier-subsidized pricing is removed from the equation.
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Floating science lab gets holiday goodies The latest members of the International Space Station's crew have arrived on board - and they come bearing gifts....
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Scary black seadevil fishOne of the scariest-looking fish around, the black seadevil, has been caught on video at 580m (1,900 feet) deep — probably for the first time The video, posted on YouTube on Nov. 21 by the Monterey... Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), shows the scary-looking fish (you might remember it from a chase scene in Pixar's Finding Nemo) swimming in the dark depths of the Monterey Canyon See also: A Fish Is Playing Pokemon on Twitch, and 20,000 People Are Watching The aptly named seadevil — more precisely, a female deep-sea anglerfish from the genus Melanocetus — looks like something you wouldn't want to encounter in the water, but at 9cm (3.5 inches) in length, it's hardly a human-devouring monster
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Assassin's Creed Unity isUbisoft offered a workaround on an issue that caused the 'Assassin's Creed Unity' title to crash at the main menu. The extent of the issue can be seen on the company's 'Unity' blog, now littered with... patches, fixes and workarounds.
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NTA Treat Resellers on the Track

Comms Business - 24 Nov 2014 13:22
Last week saw the NTA Team treat resellers and friends to their annual Karting Event at Lakeside Karting Essex. It was a fun fuelled day with team racing and lunch included. Congratulations to Steve... Mallot of Mallot Communications and Jason Lovell of Eserve IT who formed a team and proved themselves to be the fastest
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Europe's security agency has warned that cryptographic protocols in vogue at the moment may not be as secure as thought.
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Signed for approximately $97 million, the deal will give 3DS valuable portfolio additions surrounding 3D production and CAD solutions.
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Samsung's hopes for Galaxy S5For a flagship device, Samsung’s Galaxy S5 doesn’t exactly sound like it’s flying high. According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, Samsung dramatically overestimated how many people... were hankering after its new handset, with the result being…
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Samsung reportedly falls shortLooks like there was some justification behind Samsung's decision to streamline its smartphone portfolio in 2015, as the Wall Street Journal reports that the Galaxy S5 failed to sell nearly as well as... its predecessor, the Galaxy S4. According to the WSJ, Samsung sold 12 million units of the Galaxy S5 in the first three months, four million units less than what the Galaxy S4 achieved last year.
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We're killing Google Glass byGoogle Glass may die out, but is it Google's fault or our own inability to understand what an experiment is all about? The post We’re killing Google Glass by forgetting it’s just one big... experiment appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Boy with fake gun dies afterA 12-year-old boy was fatally shot by police in Cleveland after brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun, triggering an investigation into his death and a legislator's call for such weapons to... be brightly colored or bear special markings. The boy, identified by the Cuyahoga County medical examiner as Tamir Rice, died from his wounds Sunday, a day after officers responded to a 911 call about someone waving a "probably fake" gun at a playground. See also: Who's Liable for Crimes Committed With 3D-Printed Guns? Deputy Chief Ed Tomba said one officer fired twice after the boy pulled the fake weapon — which was lacking the orange safety indicator usually found on the muzzle — from his waistband but had not pointed it at police. The boy did not make any verbal threats but grabbed the...
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Antennas. Tiny antennas. EVERYWHERE Ericsson and IBM have announced a collaboration to jointly research phased-array antenna designs for 5G, which might prove interesting as nothing has yet been... agreed on what 5G might involve....
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Intrinsyc rolls out new devDevelopers looking to develop new hardware and software on a platform using the latest Qualcomm 64-bit CPU have three new development platforms available from Intrinsyc. The three dev kits are very... different in form factor, but use some of the same hardware letting users work with a Snapdragon 810 64-bit processor on all three platforms. One of the platforms is …
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Review: C. Ming Wifi CF Card Adapter

The Phoblographer - 24 Nov 2014 13:09
Review: C. Ming Wifi CF CardC. Ming Wifi CF Card Adapter works very well with EyeFi cards, It brought new life to our old DSLR.
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BT is in talks to buy back O2

Engadget - 24 Nov 2014 13:07
Following in the footsteps of Take That, S Club 7 and 5ive, BT appears determined to get the band back together. The company has confirmed to us that it is in talks with European communications giant... Telefonića to buy back O2, almost a decade after...
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How to Win Big on Black FridayA Black Friday (ugh) deals roundup, the Based God drops knowledge at MIT and more.
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It's not about how much your love is worth, it's about how much you've got in the bank to prove it. You can get some awesome stuff for under $50---just browse this collection of cheap gift ideas... chosen by WIRED's writers. The post Wish List: 19 Awesome Gifts Under $50, From Bacon Soap to Beer Glasses appeared first on WIRED.
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Sweet Peach Probiotic to FightLike how a sweet peach smells? How cute. Sweet Peach means serious business as a probiotic regimen formulated to restore balance in the body, fighting infections.
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ESPN Gets Ready to Launch ItsThe cable giant wants to sell sports to people who don't have cable. It wants to start in February, with one of the world's biggest events.
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Terrifying New Close-Up CameraThe up-close footage from the ill fated launch attempt of the Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket has just released, almost a month later. It's terrifying.
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Panasonic DMC-CM1 Available in the UK

Photography Blog - 24 Nov 2014 13:00
Panasonic DMC-CM1 Available inThe Panasonic DMC-CM1 smartphone will be available in the UK.
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Kodak PixPro FZ201 Review

Photography Blog - 24 Nov 2014 13:00
Kodak PixPro FZ201 ReviewThe new Kodak PixPro FZ201 is an affordable super-zoom camera with a 20x zoom lens. Highlights of the Kodak FZ201 "friendly-zoom" include a 16 megapixel CCD sensor, 3 inch LCD screen, 720p HD movies,... and panorama shooting. Read our in-depth Kodak PixPro FZ201 review now... Read the review »
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Alienware Alpha Review: AHardware has a shelf life like a gallon of milk. If it sits on the store shelf too long, it ends up getting poured down the drain. That's ultimately the ugly story behind Alienware's Alpha game... console. The Alpha was always intended to run Valve's much hyped Steam OS, but when the alternative OS didn't show up this summer, Alienware decided it had to ship its Steam Machine sans Steam OS before the hardware turned sour.
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Researchers, led by an Indian-origin scientist, have developed a new polarizing filter that allows in more light, paving the way for efficient LCD display and cameras that can shoot in dim light.
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Wants search giant to wipe traces of anonymous postings The case of former Morgan Stanley banker Daniel Hegglin, who is attempting to compel Google to block anonymous abusive posts against him, opened... in the High Court today....
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Google Shopping to offer moreYep, it's that time of the year again. More than just the turkeys and family reunions, a lot of people in the US are looking forward to (or, conversely, dreading) the days that immediately follow as... auspicious times to buy those gadgets you've been waiting all year to get your hands on. And at reduced prices even! To help you …
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Cosmic lighthouse

ESA - 24 Nov 2014 12:50
Cosmic lighthouseSpace Science Image of the Week: A dying star is betrayed by beams of light that pierce a veil of dust
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Cosmic lighthouse

PTTU - 24 Nov 2014 12:50
Cosmic lighthouseESA Top News: Space Science Image of the Week: A dying star is betrayed by beams of light that pierce a veil of dust
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Britain's BT says it has been approached by shareholders in Telefonica, owner of O2, and another UK network operator about BT buying their British businesses.
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The government wants ISPs to retain records linking specific devices to the IP addresses they use. So far, the move has received a cautious welcome from civil liberties campaigners.
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BT Cornwall broadband rolloutIsles of Scilly project marks another milestone in £132m project
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There's been a few signs that not all is well in Samsung's mobile division, with the company pledging to make fewer new devices, as well as its chief taking a pay cut. If the Wall Street Journal is to... be believed, the cause of this unrest is all down...
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Open-Source Chat Platform Scrollback, a free open-source chat platform for online communities, has raised $500,000 Singaporean dollars (about $400,000) led by Jungle Ventures, with participation from Singapore’s National... Research Foundation, Crystal Horse Investments, Singapore Angel Network, Roland Turner, and other angel investors.
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Boozers Still Rely on 3G

Comms Business - 24 Nov 2014 12:43
Testing carried out in public houses by mobile network measurement specialists from Global Wireless Solutions, Inc. (GWS) has revealed that patrons are still having to rely on 3G data to resolve their... boozy disputes and cheat at quizzes. The reliability of 3G data 'packets' averaged out at 91.1% across the four major UK operators in
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Musk is testing x-wing style(Phys.org) --Elon Musk over the weekend sent out a number of tweets about what's up at SpaceX in its rocket endeavors, talking about features that triggered a steady response stream of "Awesome,"... "Rad," and "Wow" reactions from Musk enthusiasts, eager to track the progress of the SpaceX reusable rocket program.
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SnapJet scans images directly from your smartphone screen and prints them out on Polaroid 300 or Fujifilm Instax paper.
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Samsung's management team may pay the price after a difficult year and a decrease in mobile market share.
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The trouble with Bob Geldof'sBob Geldof wants people to delete Do They Know It's Christmas? and buy it again, but that's very difficult to do.
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Want to Find Fountain ofAnother reason to lace up! Researchers show running makes it easier to move in older adults, affirm the benefits of vigorous exercise in a study.
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Data Is Good,Different database types do different jobs depending on their data structure and design. Some need to be built for scaling and some need fine grain controls, exceptional availability or a document or... graph-aligned bias. Still others will be structured around their ability to retrieve key-value requests (data is stored in pairs of ‘keys’ and ‘values’ and values are only retrieve when a key is known). But the bidirectionalized bitemporal database may be next.
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Companies slow to develop mobile apps

News24 - 24 Nov 2014 12:32
Slow deployment of mobile applications present a real risk to companies as they ignore the move toward mobile at their peril, new research shows.
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OS X Yosemite Beta 10.10.2Apple released its next OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite Beta update three days after it has released the earlier OS X 10.10.1. The move is to fix the issues on Wi-Fi connectivity and performance with the first... version.
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Snapjet prints your phoneDespite the growing number of smartphone photography enthusiasts, there is also a growing resurgence in interest with "instant film" printing started by Polaroid. There are many solutions out there,... ranging from a dedicated camera, a bulky photo printer, or an insanely bulky smartphone case (we're looking at you Prynt). What if you could throw out all that bulk and still …
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Zen Celebrate Awards at 5th Annual Event

Comms Business - 24 Nov 2014 12:30
Zen Internet recently held its 5th Annual Partner event which included an award ceremony to recognise the success of Partners over the last year. A record number of Zen's key Partners registered for... the event held at The Belfry in the West Midlands, a fifth of which were prospective partners looking to join Zen. The
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Want to arm that shark? Better get in there quick Wannabe Bond villains who'd been planning a world-domination strategy involving sharks armed with a frikkin' lasers should be aware that Wicked Lasers... has announced it's withdrawing its "horrendously dangerous" handheld death rays....
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Watch: Techbytes: Call of DutyThe newest title of the video game beat movies and music as this year's top entertainment launch.
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2015 Aftermath Project Grant of $20,000

Photography News - 24 Nov 2014 12:23
November 11, 2014 /Photography News/ The Aftermath Project's mission is to support photographic projects that tell the other half of the story of conflict -- the story of what it takes for individuals... to learn to live again, to rebuild destroyed lives and homes, to restore civil societies, to address the lingering wounds of war while struggling to create new avenues for peace.  Grant proposals should reflect an understanding of this mission. Proposals may relate to the aftermath of numerous kinds of conflict, not just international wars. The conflict may have been at the community level -- for example, violence between rural ethnic groups or an urban riot in an industrialized country. It may have been a regional one, such as a rebel insurgency, or it may have been a full-scale war. There...
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The U.S. Court Case That MadeIn 1948, the Supreme Court ended the stranglehold Hollywood studios and distributors had on the U.S. movie market. Declaring the big eight a monopoly and ordering them to divest of their ownership of... movie theaters and cease other non-competitive practices, with U.S. v. Paramount Pictures, et al., the Court opened the movie industry to independent producers and theaters, and indelibly changed the way we see films (and the films we see).
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Win 1000Gb of Memory Cards!

Photography Blog - 24 Nov 2014 12:15
Win 1000Gb of Memory Cards!Win 1000Gb of Memory Cards with Photography Blog and 7DayShop.
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Researchers in California have recorded rare images and video of a Black Seadevil -- a mysterious and rather hideous female anglerfish that lives in some of the deepest corners of the ocean. The fish... was observed on November 17th by scientist Bruce Robison and his team at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. To capture it on film, they sent a remotely operated vehicle named Don Ricketts into the Monterey Canyon, some 19,000 feet below the surface of the ocean. Anglerfish have been filmed fewer than six times before, but Robison believes this is the first time it's ever been recorded alive at this depth. The female's most striking feature is a long pole that sticks out of her head, which is used to lure prey with its illuminated...
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Symantec discovers highlyMalware, even the spying kind, isn't uncommon, but it is quite rare to come across something as complex, modular, sophisticated, and long-lasting as the Backdoor.Regin that Symantec uncovered. This... particular Trojan has managed to evade detection and forensic tools and in fact might still have some form out there. And it has been going around since circa 2008. This makes …
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Win a Michron Time-Lapse Photography Device!

Photography Blog - 24 Nov 2014 12:10
Win a Michron Time-LapseWe've teamed up with Alpine Labs to give away a smartphone-programmable Michron time-lapse device to 5 lucky winners!
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7 tips for writing cold emailsA cold email is like a handshake: We do it all the time, but we're not always sure if ours is strong enough. Despite the gray area of a cold email's effectiveness, it's still one of the most helpful... ways to get the job you want. Like most job advice, the key to the cold email is to own it like you've been doing it your whole life, just like Elle Woods getting into Harvard Law School. See also: 10 Creative Social Media Resumes To Learn From That is, you need confidence in your tone, even if you've failed before. Check out these seven tips to find out how you can write the most effective cold email possible, and remember the sage advice of Elle Woods when you want to give up.
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An anonymous reader sends word that the 2014 wireless spectrum license auction has surpassed $34 billion. "A government auction of airwaves for use in mobile broadband has blown through presale... estimates, becoming the biggest auction in the Federal Communications Commission's history and signaling that wireless companies expect demand for Internet access by smartphones to continue to soar. And it's not over yet. Companies bid more than $34 billion as of Friday afternoon for six blocks of airwaves, totaling 65 megahertz of the electromagnetic spectrum, being sold by the F.C.C. That total is more than three times the $10.5 billion reserve price that the commission put on the sale, the first offering of previously unavailable airwaves in six years."
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BT Slammed for Anti-Competitive Behaviour

Comms Business - 24 Nov 2014 12:02
A coalition of the UK’s biggest broadband providers has come together to launch an attack on BT over what they say is a monopoly abusing its position and they claim Ofcom is failing to address the... problem. The group consists of EE, Sky, TalkTalk, Virgin Media and Vodafone and will be spearheaded by UK Competitive
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High-def desirables for a decent price Product round-up The intense competition in the PC market means that you can now get some pretty decent laptops for less than £500. However, one common... cost-cutting measure employed by most budget laptops is the use of a lower-res display - typically just 1366x768 pixels. Most likely these displays will still be called HD in the blurb, but that's that because these panels easily accommodate 720p video - 1280 x 720 pixel resolution....
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The tech giant has promised to release a portion of profit gained from Friday's shopping event to help in the global fight against AIDS.
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Too Lazy to Exercise?Food and nutritional products may soon contain an ingredient that could provide the body with some of the benefits of physical exercise. Researchers, however, cautioned that no single product could... augment all of the positive effects of being physically active.
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Stefan Hell's microscope sees things that light waves should be too clumsy to reveal - and it won him this year's chemistry Nobel (full text available to subscribers)
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BT Smart Home Cam 100 review:Smarthome cameras, such as the BT Smart Home Cam 100, are becoming increasingly popular. Not just because they allow you to see what your pets get up to when you walk out the door, but they also offer... peace of mind for much less money than a 24-hour...
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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus ShipmentsShipments of Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are expected to surge to 71.5 million units in Q4 2014 before the company decreases shipments to an estimated 49.4 million units in Q1 2015, according... to a new report from KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo. The analyst also estimates that the iPhone 5c and iPhone 4S will experience quarter-over-quarter growth in Q1 2015 before Apple ceases production of both phones during the year. Kuo also notes that he expects shipments of the iPhone 6 to outnumber shipments of the iPhone 6 Plus by a 2:1 ratio: We attribute the shortage of iPhone 6 Plus partly to less smooth production than iPhone 6. Moreover, while iPhone 6 Plus attracted greater attention when it was launched, we think more consumers will prefer iPhone 6 as they can operate the handset...
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The Huge Group says a reasonable degree of certainty exists that its results will reflect an increase in earnings per share of between 120% and 140%
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Alienware Alpha ships, stillThose who have pre-ordered Alienware's foray into the almost oxymoronic realm of "living room PC gaming" now have something to look forward to in the coming days. Dell has announced that the Alienware... Alpha is now shipping to those early adopters and can also be bought online as well as from select retail partners. Some of that crowd, however, might …
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The British government isn't letting up on its desire to track internet activity in the name of fighting terrorism. UK Home Secretary Theresa May is proposing a bill that would require internet... providers to keep tabs on who's using a given internet...
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Europe's law enforcement agency has cracked down on the use of remote access trojans.
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UK insurance firms to beLONDON — Insurance companies based in the UK are to be banned from paying ransoms to terrorists to free British citizens The new measures, expected to be announced today in a speech by Home... Secretary Theresa May, will be introduced to parliament this week as part of a wider Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill. See also: How the Islamic State Lures Child Recruits to Fight in Syria and Iraq Yesterday, May announced other changes that will force internet service providers to hand over information about people's IP addresses. Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, May said it was a step forward, but there would still be cases when the National Crime Agency and others would not be able to identify everyone who is accessing illegal content on the web.
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A report in The Wall Street Journal claims that Samsung's Galaxy S5 flagship phone has performed below expectations. The S5 is said to have sold 12 million units in its first three months on sale;... roughly 4 million fewer than its predecessor and overall around 40 percent fewer than projected. Sales were said to be down over 50 percent in China, with the US the only major market where sales actually increased. The US is, however, Samsung's biggest market.
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Elon Musk teases SpaceX's "X-Wing" grid fins

Slash Gear - 24 Nov 2014 11:30
Elon Musk teases SpaceX'sNo, this doesn't mean that SpaceX's next spacecraft will be a starfighter from Star Wars. After all, these hypersonic grid fins make the Falcon 9-R look nothing like the almost iconic rebel ship. They... do, however, still play a pivotal role, no pun intended. These fins are designed to help control and steer the rocket during its return trip from …
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The Soyuz TMA-15M rocketThe Soyuz TMA-15M rocket launches from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan just last night. The craft will carry three astronauts up to the International Space Station where they'll undertake a five and... a half month mission. And install a coffee machine . [NASA]
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They should follow Amazon's lead Storagebod In the shower today, I thought back over a number of meetings with storage vendors I've had over the past couple of weeks. Almost without exception, they... mentioned AWS and the other large cloud vendors as a major threat and compared their costs to them....
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Talk Therapy Might Help ReduceTalk therapy sessions were found effective in preventing high-risk individuals from committing suicide. In the study involving Danish participants, the positive effects of psychosocial counseling are... still evident 10 years later.
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Many IT teams in the country are struggling to meet growing employee demands for communications tools, and are further challenged by their organization's directive to prioritze these needs below... others.
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Does bad behavior really hurt business?

Phys.org - 24 Nov 2014 11:20
Does bad behavior really hurtSilicon Valley seems to have more than its share of companies behaving badly. Among up-and-comers in the tech world, privacy abuses and executive gaffes have become viral sensations. But is all that... bad behavior actually bad for business?
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Amazon Denies Report it IsIn response to reports stating it is preparing to release an ad-supported version of its streaming-video service, Amazon stopped shy of saying it isn't in the works. The company says it has nothing to... announce right now, which deviates from its flat-out denial of similar claims raised months earlier.
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Want Ad-Free Web Surfing?Ad-free web surfing is possible with Contributor. Should it take off, contributors can view more than just the 10 websites participating in Google's experiment without ads.
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1,150 people captured in 'world's biggest selfie'

Times of India - 24 Nov 2014 11:13
A group of at least 1,151 people in Bangladesh have taken a selfie together with their Nokia Lumia 730 smartphone -- making it one of the gigantic selfies fit to become the world's largest selfie.
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Advanced cyberspying tool dates from 2008

Phys.org - 24 Nov 2014 11:10
Advanced cyberspying toolA highly sophisticated cyberspying tool has been used since 2008 to steal information from governments, businesses and others, security researchers said Monday.
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Nestled in President Barack Obama's plan to overhaul aspects of the US immigration system are tweaks to rules for high-skilled workers long frustrated with hurdles to getting work or residency... approval.
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Apple Launches Two-Week REDThe fundraiser will run from Nov. 28 to Dec. 7
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But billions still going on backoffice Government IT costs edged down by 8.5 per cent across the nine biggest Whitehall spenders to £4.3bn for 2013/14 compared with the previous year....
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I have been watching the current crop of Microsoft's TV ads that pit the Surface Pro against a MacBook Air with great interest. They also have one that shows the Lenovo Yoga vs. a MacBook Air although... the majority of …
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5 email myths you can stop believing now

Mashable - 24 Nov 2014 11:01
5 email myths you can stopEveryone has a different email ritual Maybe you send emails early in the morning, or late at night. Maybe you create insanely long subject lines or militaristically short ones. Maybe you CC as many... people as possible in hope of eliciting a response. You stay steadfast in your superstition — but what if you could know for sure what really works? Yesware, a Boston-based company that tracks email information, studied over 500,000 emails to pick out the true and false email myths See also: 7 crucial tips to refine your mobile email etiquette 1. MYTH: Monday is the best day to send an email. Image: Giphy
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ANC balks at Eskom privatisation

Tech Central - 24 Nov 2014 11:00
The ANC is not in favour of privatising the country's power system, despite problems with parastatal Eskom, secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Monday. "Electricity remains a public good and... therefore, if you totally privatise
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Xiaomi launches Redmi Note inAfter finding success with the Mi 3 and the Redmi 1S, Xiaomi has launched its third device in the Indian market, the Redmi Note. The handset will be available starting December 2 on Flipkart, and will... be offered in two variants: A 3G dual-SIM version which retails for Rs. 8,999 ($145), and a single-SIM 4G version with Indian-specific LTE bands that costs Rs. 9,999 ($160).
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Nuclear weapons are a paradox. No one in their right mind wants to use one, but if they're to act as a deterrent, they need to be accessible. The trick is to make sure that access is only available to... those with the proper authority. To prevent a real life General Jack D Ripper from starting World War III, Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) Defense Technologies Division is developing a system that uses a nuclear weapon's own radiation to protect itself from tampering...
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Convergence Accel Launches Despite a very promising market opportunity, Indonesian startups still have to deal with many drawbacks, including lack of venture capital funding and mentorship. Convergence Accel wants to change... that. The Jakarta-based VC firm just announced a $25 million fund that will focus on early stage startups in Indonesia.
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Uber's rough ride

Times of India - 24 Nov 2014 10:53
Uber disrupts a business model that has existed for a very long time. In the case of Uber, that industry is the taxi business.
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Soyuz spacecraft docks withA Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Italy's first female astronaut has safely docked with the International Space Station, NASA said.
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Apple is launching a set of 25 apps created by names--like Angry Birds, FarmVille and djay--to raise funds for (RED) and World AIDS day on December 1st. You can buy them now.
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The Singapore-based restaurant booking site acquires another local startup, Appic Technologies, adding a queue-monitoring app to its service.
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What If Websites Were Real-Life Things?

Gizmodo - 24 Nov 2014 10:45
What If Websites WereFacebook can be a little stalky, Twitter full of people who want you to listen to them, and 4chan is... well, 4chan. So what would all these corners of the Internet translate to if you imagined them... as real life phenomena?
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Gijima names Hoggarth to its board

Tech Central - 24 Nov 2014 10:43
Financially distressed technology services company Gijima has appointed Bill Hoggarth, who was named as its chief sales officer in May, to its board of directors. Gijima, which is currently seeking to... raise R100m from shareholders through a new rights offer, says Hoggarth's appointment as an executive
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New crew arrives atA Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts from Russia, the United States and Italy docked Monday with the International Space Station, less than six hours after launching from Russia's manned space... facility in Kazakhstan.
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Where does your expired data go?

News24 - 24 Nov 2014 10:43
Where does your data go when you buy a bundle and after a period of time, it simply expires? A top telecoms executive gives his answer to this question.
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Review: 3 Cheap Smartphones to Consider

ABC News - 24 Nov 2014 10:36
Review: 3 Cheap Smartphones toReview: 3 cheap smartphones to consider _ and the trade-offs you make
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SKEYE Nano Drone

Gizmag - 24 Nov 2014 10:35
Drones are definitely one of the most fun tech inventions of recent times, but sadly, most have to stay in the loft when the weather is miserable -- they're just too big. In contrast, the SKEYE Nano... drone will happily fly around the house when winter bites. Heck, you can fly it without getting out of bed. It's 1.57" square, but it is a full-fledged quadcopter that can pull some nice tricks, too. Right now, it also has 41% off...
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Fix issued, fingers pointed, forums in flames Security software outfit Avast are trying to figure out why the combination of recent Windows patches and updates to the latter company's software are... breaking PCs....
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Apple has teamed with select app developers on a fundraising initiative for (RED) and World AIDS day (Dec 1st). For the next two weeks there will be a dedicated a section of the App Store where 25... partnering apps will be available with new or...
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Apple's Very Human Interface Guidelines

TechPinions - 24 Nov 2014 10:15
I am impressed with the speed of Apple’s foray into entirely new UIs. No, I am not talking about the re-jiggered version of iOS the company built for the Apple Watch. It merely reveals the way... forward. Apple is clearly …
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Nuclear fixation shafts renewables

Tech Central - 24 Nov 2014 10:09
Within two years, South Africa could have a further 1,2GW of renewable energy entering the grid. The bidders have been selected and the companies are waiting for financial sign-off so they can start... building. But policy uncertainty and a new focus on nuclear energy are responsible for a nearly 18-month
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Xiaomi launches Redmi Note, Redmi Note 4G in India

Times of India - 24 Nov 2014 10:09
Xiaomi has launched Redmi Note and Redmi Note 4G phablets in India at Rs 8,999 and Rs 9,999, respectively.
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People are hacking electronicThere's an Opal Card rebellion going on in Sydney. A group of dedicated tightarses are using hacks on the new transport card system to save themselves $20 a week. Yep. It has come to this. It all... began when the New South Wales Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian dared Sydneysiders to try and hack the system. "I want people to beat the system," Berejiklian said in September. "I want people to find the savings because they are there to be had." See also: 6 Reasons Sydneysiders Hate the Opal Card Sydney loves a cheap challenge almost as much as it loves lining up for gelato in winter. Let the games begin. Your aim is to get the Weekly Travel Reward, which unlocks after eight journeys, for the cheapest fare in the shortest amount of time and as early in the week as possible to take full...
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Do attempt landings here, says space agency, it looks VERY interesting NASA has re-issued a famous image of Jovian moon Europa, after subjecting it to "modern image processing techniques" for the... first time....
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The US military has enlisted a new germ-killing weapon in the fight against Ebola.
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Apple finally settles ebook saga

IOL - 24 Nov 2014 10:01
A judge has given approval to Apple's agreement to pay $450-million to resolve claims it harmed consumers by conspiring with publishers to raise ebook prices.
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Hold me closer, tiny hamster

IOL - 24 Nov 2014 10:01
It's probably not too soon to crown Tiny Hamster the breakout animal-meme franchise of 2014, writes Caitlin Dewey. [VIDEO]
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Facebook's move to fulfill its ambition to be the personal 'newspaper' for its members is likely to mean more woes for the ailing news media.
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EU may propose Google break-up

IOL - 24 Nov 2014 10:01
European politicians have grown increasingly concerned about Google's and other American companies' command of the internet industry.
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Better coordination among South African technology companies is needed to help boost the country's education improvement efforts, says an expert.
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Violence ahead as tragedies of the commons spread

New Scientist - 24 Nov 2014 10:00
The world risks heading the way of Easter Island - a spiral into conflict as depleted natural resources are plundered, warns Petros Sekeris
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iPhone 6 Plus is more popular in Asia: Report

Times of India - 24 Nov 2014 09:58
Asian consumers are in love with the iPhone 6 Plus, according to a report published by AppLovin, a mobile ad network.
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A Finnish startup has taken to Kickstarter to fund an ambitious hardware platform for Internet of Things developers.
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Living alone is pretty great: everything stays put when you leave and (perhaps, best of all) no one has to know about the guiltiest pleasures hiding in your Plex-bound digital media collection.... Except, not everyone has that luxury and has to share...
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Airlines eye tech partners to tap customer data

Times of India - 24 Nov 2014 09:45
Airlines are seeking to work more closely with travel technology companies to mine customer data for ways to generate more revenue.
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Thinnest model of Apple's iPad, Air 2 and the new iPad mini 3 will be available in India from November 29.
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Sistema adopts 'buddy' system to curb attrition

Times of India - 24 Nov 2014 09:35
SSTL has assigned an in-house buddy to new entrants at middle management and junior levels for 30-45 days to help them fit in faster.
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Sony quietly POODLE-proofs Playstations

The Register - 24 Nov 2014 09:28
Innocuous 'system software stability' update brings no patch, no surf, regime Sony has patched the POODLE SSL vulnerability in its Playstation 3 and 4 gaming consoles....
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Myntra seeks bigger discounts from vendors

Times of India - 24 Nov 2014 09:21
Fashion e-tailer Myntra is asking for margins as much as 38% from hard-pressed retailers & brands.
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Senator Scott Ludlam has labelled the Australian government's proposed data-retention scheme as little more than a surveillance tax, while calling for the release of a financial study into the scheme.
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Intel could rise 30% over next two years: Barron's

Times of India - 24 Nov 2014 09:18
Shares in microprocessor maker Intel Corp could rise more than 30% to $48 over the next two years, Barron's reported in its November 24 edition.
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Driverless cars at risk fromInstitution of Engineering and Technology calls on automotive industry to ensure systems are safe
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Though technology is now finding its way into sports of all kinds, few have proved a hotbed of innovation like the game of golf. You could put it down to its immense global popularity, or perhaps its... infuriatingly low margin for error, but man's inability to put the ball in the hole has inspired GPS-enabled virtual caddies, sensor-laden gloves and gyroscopic golf clubs. The InPutter is the latest of such devices to cross our desk, promising to lower your score by reshaping your short game...
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The rise and rise of China's Xiaomi

Tech Central - 24 Nov 2014 09:05
Xiaomi might still sound a bit foreign to you, but the Chinese smartphone manufacturer is now the third largest in the world and the largest in China. And the company is largely building its market... share by offering a cheaper alternative to the likes of Apple. The latest smartphone it's working on sent ripples around […]
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Study: Space Rock Impacts Not Random

Slashdot - 24 Nov 2014 09:05
sciencehabit writes When it comes to small space rocks blowing up in Earth's atmosphere, not all days are created equal. Scientists have found that, contrary to what they thought, such events are not... random, and these explosions may occur more frequently on certain days. Rather than random occurrences, many large airbursts might result from collisions between Earth and streams of debris associated with small asteroids or comets. The new findings may help astronomers narrow their search for objects in orbits that threaten Earth, the researchers suggest.
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Orange, SFR, Bouygues et Free have been there, done that About 10 years ago, Faultline wrote a report on the economics of quad play. We hardly sold any (about 20), and the reason was, one of our... resellers told us, was that "quad play" was old hat....
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Watch Bandz Bracelet

The Gadget Flow - 24 Nov 2014 09:00
Watch Bandz BraceletA classic watch-band bracelet from Marc by Marc Jacobs with a contemporary twist. A minimalistic design, yet with a high-fashion impact. This stylish panel bracelet is on top of our favorites list.... The silver & gold bracelet features a stretchy watch-band design with an engraved signature designer logo on 4 panels. Made in a high quality stainless steel with a shiny finish.
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Motorola Keylink

The Gadget Flow - 24 Nov 2014 09:00
Motorola KeylinkNever lose your phone or keys again. Motorola Keylink pairs with any Android or iOS smartphone using the Motorola Connect app. Make your phone ring anywhere up to 100 feet away. Or use the app to see... where your keys are on a map. Keeps your Motorola or Droid smartphone unlocked when your keys are nearby--no need to enter a password. Keylink can get a little wet. Full year of battery life using a replaceable standard coin cell batter.
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Tattoo Oven Mitt by DCI

The Gadget Flow - 24 Nov 2014 09:00
Tattoo Oven Mitt by DCIFor those who've fantasized the look of a tattooed hand but are reluctant to take up this permanent makeover can enjoy the experience temporarily using the Tattoo Oven Mitt by DCI. This is actually a... fun way to combine your cooking days with a bit of coolness that won't require any prior investment for getting the real thing done. The detailing goes as follows: Outer front is made from 100-percent polyester, outer back is made from 100-percent neoprene and the...
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Six Mile Pencil

The Gadget Flow - 24 Nov 2014 09:00
Six Mile PencilThe Six Mile Pencil encourages you to draw. It illustrates how far you’ve drawn by using a mile ruler printed on it’s body and contains enough graphite to draw six miles. It is produced by one of... the last remaining pencil manufacturers in England, Chambers pencils, a 100 year old family run business. Available in Mile and KM versions. Pack contains: 4 pencils and 1 notebook. Note: Estimated delivery date of December week 2.
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Leather Toothpick Holder

The Gadget Flow - 24 Nov 2014 09:00
Leather Toothpick HolderYou may have always had them in a boring box carefully tucked inside your bag till date but now it's time you get your toothpicks this amazing Leather Toothpick Holder. Coming from this high-quality... leather company based out of Minnesota, this is something you probably thought never existed before. The leather is hand-stitched with nylon thread and trimmed with thread burn in order to make sure the final seal is tight enough to last a lifetime. There are three available...
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Uuni Stack

The Gadget Flow - 24 Nov 2014 09:00
Uuni StackUuni Stack makes dough proving organised and easy. The multi-use product is also great for cooking prep, chopping and stylish storage. Great dough is the bedrock of a great pizza and proving (or... proofing, if you prefer) plays an important part in getting it right. We used to cover plates with cling film or find random containers to fill with dough balls but always found this to be... not such a great process. And so, Uuni Stack was born. A...
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Snap Wallet by Convoy Goods

The Gadget Flow - 24 Nov 2014 09:00
Snap Wallet by Convoy GoodsThe use of genuine italian cowhide saddle-stitched with hand gives the Snap Wallet by Convoy Goods a special shine and visual charm of its own. It features a two pocket design having 1 card slot and 1... bill slot. The heavy gunmetal button on the front acts as a wonderful way to keep your stuff well in place and looks fashionable at the same time. The waxed linen thread creates a seam twice as durable as the common lockstitch which...
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Heat Proof Glass Tea Kettle

The Gadget Flow - 24 Nov 2014 09:00
Heat Proof Glass Tea KettleWatching water boil is nothing less than natural pleasure and this Heat Proof Glass Tea Kettle has been designed to take you along that path everyday. The cool blue knob and the ergonomic handle come... as additional benefits that makes boiling water on this a breeze and absolute fun. You can place it on gas ovens as well as electric ones and also use it comfortably on the dishwasher without worrying to break it by any chance. The transparency and break...
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Ora Unica Watch

The Gadget Flow - 24 Nov 2014 09:00
Ora Unica WatchA single line drawn on two quadrants is all that can make you go crazy over the Ora Unica Watch. The complete black appearance only makes it look even more sophisticated and classy as compared to... standard wristwatches that are in abundance today. You'll get a genuine black leather strap that adds to the strong personality of the watch which makes time viewing real fun and fashionable at the same time. It's the sheer uniqueness of the hours and minute...
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Symantec uncovers new computer spying bug, Regin

Times of India - 24 Nov 2014 08:51
An advanced malicious software application has been uncovered that since 2008 was used to spy on private companies.
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We are destined to be cyborgs

Tech Central - 24 Nov 2014 08:43
Neil Harbisson is an extraordinary person. Though he was born completely colour blind, he found a way to see colour using an electronic eye that is now permanently grafted to his skull. In 2004, he... became the first person to be officially recognised by a government as a cyborg -- a being that is part man
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Crew docks at International Space Station

USA Today - 24 Nov 2014 08:42
Crew docks at InternationalA craft carrying three astronauts docked with the International Space Station.          
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A Russian Soyuz capsule docked with the International Space Station Sunday, delivering three new crew members. The Soyuz TMA-15M vehicle arrived at the ISS at 9:49 p.m. EST and the crew will enter the... space station itself at 11 p.m., NASA said. You can watch the welcoming ceremony live here.
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The fatal snowstorms that left at least a dozen people dead might be over, but Buffalo, New York, still faces problems. Though it would seem like warmer weather would bring a reprieve to the inundated... region, which got as much as 7 feet of snow in some places, flooding could potentially be an issue, USA Today wrote.
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Year-Old Messaging App Yik Yak Draws Big Valuation

Wall Street Journal - 24 Nov 2014 08:28
Year-Old Messaging App Yik YakYik Yak, the anonymous-messaging app that has spread rapidly across college campuses, is proof that it can take as little as a year these days to go from zero to a valuation of hundreds of millions of... dollars.
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With consumer iPad growth tapping out, Apple needs to do the unthinkable to push into line of business applications and vertical markets.
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Apple and App Developers toApple has donated $75 million over the past eight years.
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A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Italy's first female astronaut has safely docked with the International Space Station.
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10 successful magazines you'veYou've heard of Esquire, Marie Claire and Vogue, magazines with thousands of readers and subscribers. But you may not know that there are smaller publications out there that are also sustaining... themselves SEE ALSO: Magazine industry bares all to prove it isn't dead yet Here are some publications that have probably flown under your radar. 1Portable Restroom Operator Yes, there is an entire publication that discusses industry issues related to porta-potties Since 2004, PRO has delivered up-to-date information on news, trends, products and services to everyone who rents or installs portable restrooms and sanitation systems
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Government probably penned 'peerless' p0wn cannon aimed at Russian and Saudi targets An advanced malware instance said to be as sophisticated as Stuxnet and Duqu has has been detected attacking the... top end of town and has security researchers opining it may be nastier than both....
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When we reviewed Bikesystems' BikeHUD motorcycle heads-up display earlier this year, we had two big problems with it. We weren't impressed with the chunky "monocle" unit that sits inside your helmet,... and we didn't like the tangle of wires between the HUD and its on-bike componentry. But BikeHUD was always a product in development, and now the company is moving to fix both those problems with BikeHUD Adventure, a thin, transparent display that can run wirelessly off a smartphone, or hook into a fuller in-bike installation to give you extra functionality like live rear view camera and front/rear video recording...
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