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28 Apr 2015 - Global
Hands Omni haptic glove usesGamers are always on the lookout for accessories to make gaming more realistic and enjoyable. A group of engineering students from Rice University has created a haptic glove that allows gamers to feel... objects they see in the virtual world. The glove is called the Hands Omni and is being sponsored by a company called Virtuix and may become a …
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You'll need scuba gear toOff the coast of Cancún, Mexico, lies a beautiful museum. To visit it, however, guests need to come equipped with scuba gear. MUSA (The Museum of Underwater Art) is an underwater sculpture park... committed to conservation. It aims to divert tourists and divers away from eastern Mexico's coral reefs, protecting the marine life that lives there. See also: University of Miami's underwater photo contest winners feature stunning sea life The museum's giant concrete statues are the work of artist Jason deCaires Taylor, who models them after people in the fishing village close to where he works in Cancún.
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A hologram of professor Stephen Hawking graced the stage of the Sydney Opera House over the weekend using Cisco's TelePresence systems.
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Smartwatches and fart apps are basically a match made in heaven: a remotely-triggered Whoopee cushion, basically. But Apple disagrees: putrid, fart-based comedy goes against the sophisticated, elegant... image it's promoting for The Watch.
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WATCH: Softball-Sized Hail Pounds Texas Storm Chasers

The Huffington Post - 27 Apr 2015 19:07
WATCH: Softball-Sized HailStorm chasers Spencer Basoco and Lawrence McEwen found their windshield was no match for the giant hail falling near Stephenville, Texas, on Sunday. "This is the biggest hail I've ever seen," one of... the men says in the video, after several hailstones crack their windshield. Right on cue, another strike smashes the glass, sending shards into the vehicle. The pieces of hail were five to six inches across and "bigger than softballs and grapefruits," he estimated. Sunday's storm also brought heavy rains and power outages to parts of Texas. Several buildings were damaged, but no injuries were reported. A mile-wide tornado also touched down late in the day. Storm chasing can be dangerous, and even deadly, and is best left to trained experts. Storm spotting is an alternative, and the National...
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Lightroom CC Gem: You Can NowAdobe Lightroom CC/6 has been a hot topic in the photo community ever since it was announced a week ago. Although most discussions have focused on the “big” features such as HDR, panoramas, and... performance, I have personally found one small addition to be the most useful new feature in my own workflow. I’m talking […]
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The file manager that AndroidYolanda Ortiz asked how she could create new folders and move photos into them on her Android tablet. In Windows, it's all so easy. You've got File Explorer in Windows 8 and Windows Explorer in... previous versions, making it a cinch to create folders and copy, move, or delete files. But although Android has a perfectly fine file system, it doesn't come with a file management tool. The solution, of course, is to download and install one. [Have a tech question? Ask PCWorld Contributing Editor Lincoln Spector. Send your query to answer@pcworld.com.]
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Melting DNA allows police to identify twins

Slash Gear - 27 Apr 2015 14:10
Melting DNA allows police toPolice have been using DNA evidence for a long time now to identify perpetrators of crimes and put them behind bars. There are challenges when it comes to identifying which person from a pair of twins... committed a crime. The reason for the difficulty is that the DNA of twins is very nearly identical. Previously if the police needed to …
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After ten years, spacecraftVery soon, probably on 30 April, a half-tonne spacecraft will plough into the surface of Mercury, the closest planet to the sun, at about 4km/s or nearly 9,000mph. The spacecraft is NASA's MESSENGER... ("MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging"), which became the first spacecraft ever to orbit Mercury in March 2011.
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Citizen Scientists DiscoverOver 400,000 volunteer citizen scientists have helped to identify over 2 million new celestial objects and five new supernovas in a wealth of data collected by the SkyMapper telescope.
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The Coming Problem Of OurRay Kurzweil made a startling prediction in 1999 that appears to be coming true: that by 2023 a $1,000 laptop would have the computing power and storage capacity of a human brain. He also predicted... that Moore's Law, which postulates that the processing capability of a computer doubles every 18 months, would apply for 60 years -- until 2025 -- giving way then to new paradigms of technological change. Kurzweil, a renowned futurist and the director of engineering at Google, now says that the hardware needed to emulate the human brain may be ready even sooner than he predicted -- in around 2020 -- using technologies such as graphics processing units (GPUs), which are ideal for brain-software algorithms. He predicts that the complete brain software will take a little longer: until about 2029....
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Yahoo researchers turn phoneMost might be familiar with the way fingerprints can be used to uniquely identify individuals, but anyone who has watched a few seasons of CSI will probably know by now that a lot of other body parts... can be used similarly. Parts like ears and palms, which, coincidentally, are body parts other than fingers that also get in contact with …
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Dev gets Samsung Gear 2 to boot Android Wear

Slash Gear - 27 Apr 2015 12:50
Dev gets Samsung Gear 2 toSamsung wants to create its own ecosystem for smartwatches by running its home baked Tizen OS on all of its smartwatches save one. The sole Samsung smartwatch to run Android Wear is the Gear Live. If... you prefer one of the other Samsung watches, but want Android Wear there is hope for your smartwatch dreams. A developer called biktor_gj over …
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What becomes of the MisfitsAre hardware manufacturers already planning for a life after fitness trackers? Yes, and it looks like an app. The post What becomes of the Misfits and FitBits of the world after the Apple Watch? Apps.... appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Tesla is widely expected to introduce a pair of new battery technologies later this week: a battery for the home and a "very large scale utility battery." A new report from The Guardian suggests that... the home battery could be leased to customers on similar terms to an existing, experimental scheme from solar panel provider SolarCity -- a company with extremely close ties to Tesla. Tesla's batteries can power a house during an outage Customers pay SolarCity an initial fee of $1,500 for a Tesla battery, followed by monthly payments of $15 for the next 10 years. This makes for a cost of $3,300 to the customers -- which compares favorably to the battery's $13,000 price reported by The Guardian. Tesla monitors data from the systems with the...
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Standards committee meeting next week should be scintillating Calm yourselves, readers. The Spring 2015 C++ Standards Committee Meeting takes place next week in Lenexa, Kansas. And at that meting much... of the discussion is expected to consider C++ 17, a major revision of the programming language due in 2017....
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This Norwegian blue isn't dead yet Norway's plan to ditch FM radio broadcasting has come under fire from that country's smaller broadcasters....
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(Reuters) - EBay Inc Chief Executive John Donahoe has supported arguments made by Google Inc in its defense in an antitrust case, saying the two companies are direct competitors in online shopping,... the Financial Times reported.
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There is a limited number of things that smartwatches are good for. As this tech blogger's accidental purchase of an Xbox One shows, browsing Amazon is not one of those things.
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A weekend in Australia withWhen you have an Apple Watch on your wrist you automatically turn into a bit of a tool. My arm was doing totally unnecessary maneuvers — hair flicking all over town, reaching for things I didn't... need and I kept purposely pushing my sleeves up. It was Friday, the 24th of April and I'd picked up my 38mm white Apple Watch Sport for a night on the town. I was talking into my wrist, ordering Ubers by accident and showing off like nobody's business. People oohed and ahhed. The Apple Watch definitely has more mainstream appeal than I predicted, from sideways glances on the bus to people outright touching it in bars
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(University of Melbourne) Scientists have developed a revolutionary new technology that can image and weigh single molecules and instantly identify a single virus or bacteria particle.
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A report last week stated that Nokia was planning to return to the smartphone game when its non-compete with Microsoft ended on December 31st, 2015. But a statement released today by Nokia flat-out... denies the report, describing it as false and inaccurate.
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World-record Rubik's cube solving happens obscenely quickly, but you can barely even count the moves in Collin Burns's record-setting 5.253-second run.
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Why Coding Is Your Child's Key to Unlocking Future

Wall Street Journal - 27 Apr 2015 02:55
Why Coding Is Your Child's KeyKeywords: Computer programing is a skill uniquely suited to training children how to solve problems and to express themselves, and many educators think it should be part of the basic curriculum, even... for grade schoolers.
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China passes US to becomeStrong sales in the region from Chinese New Year push Apple to report higher smartphone sales than Wall Street anticipated.
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Taming Africa's deadlyTaming Africa's deadly transport chaos
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Best Buy to accept Apple PayRetailer's customers can use the mobile-payments system to complete transactions on its app, with in-store capability coming later this year.
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Tesla invite teases 'the missing piece'

Mashable - 28 Apr 2015 01:20
Tesla invite teases 'theTesla has sent out an official invite to a mystery press event in Hawthorne, Calif. on Thursday night, promising to provide a "missing piece" — and teasing an image of a white four-sided... pyramid-like gadget The image is clearly modeled on Apple's press event invites — which tend to provide some clue to the product being unveiled. This one might seem more mysterious — if we didn't already have a number of reports that suggest Tesla's "missing piece" is a home battery, similar to a Tesla electric car battery, that can store solar panel energy and provide power if the grid goes down See also: For early adopters, Tesla luxury is real and so are its limitations
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Disappointing iPad ResultsAs a general rule, investors seemed happy with Apple's second-quarter earnings report, released after Monday's market close. But the results for the iPad were a disappointment.
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Allergy season may be one ofAccording to Yale University, many trees and flowers are expected to bloom at the same time this year, creating a sudden burst of different types of pollen.
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If you're allergic to good news, look away now - profit and sales figures out Apple countered soaring iPhone and Mac sales with yet another down quarter for the iPad in its second quarter of fiscal... 2015, ended March 31....
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Maritime Data Startup Windward Windward, which provides maritime data and analytics, has raised $10.8 million in funding led by Horizons Ventures, with participation from returning investor Aleph. This brings the company’s... total raised so far to $15.8 million. The startup’s products currently include MARINT, which tracks vessel traffic using commercial satellites and alerts law enforcement and intelligence…
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Just as Uber emerged as an alternative to public taxis, automated vehicles might represent the next wave of urban transportation. A new study shows how shared self-driving cars could not only improve... city streets but also the cities themselves.
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Facebook takes on FaceTimeFacebook has added a video-calling feature to its standalone Messenger app in a bid to take on Skype and Apple's FaceTime.
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Cardiovascular Outcomes WithLate Monday afternoon Merck released the top line results of TECOS, the cardiovascular outcomes trial with its blockbuster diabetes drug Januvia (sitagliptin).  The company said that the trial... "achieved its primary endpoint of non-inferiority for the composite cardiovascular (CV) endpoint." Merck announced only one additional detail: "Among secondary endpoints," they reported, "there was no increase in hospitalization for heart failure in the sitagliptin group versus placebo."
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Nasa captures 17 MILE icebergThe monster iceberg, larger than Manhattan, was spotted breaking away from West Antarctica's Getz Ice Shelf by the U.S. National Ice Center.
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Asus's ZenBook Pro with 4KThere are many legitimate reasons why so many professionals use Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. It's powerful, has a gorgeous high-resolution display and comes in a timeless premium... design. It's still a stunner today as it was when Apple introduced it three years ago. With the ZenBook Pro UX501, Asus is channeling its inner Apple. See also: Asus Zenbook UX305 Packs an Insanely Sharp Screen Built for professionals (in case the "Pro" in the name wasn't clue enough), the Windows 8.1-powered UX501 is as powerful as it is fashionable. It features Asus's signature "spun-metal" lid, diamond-cut chamfers and brushed-metal surfaces.
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If you're ever feeling crappy about not getting recognition for your work, just remember that even Carl Sagan got negs from his scientific colleagues. In fact, he was never allowed into the National... Academy of Sciences, despite all he did to popularize the scientific worldview.
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Apple Pay Momentum KeepsSix months after the launch of Apple Pay, the digital wallet continues to gain momentum despite ongoing problems with acceptance at many retail stores.
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Due to the unprecedented drought, many of California's farmers won't be allocated any water this year, thanks to the way that the state's water rights work. But what actually happens to the farms that... don't get water? Some of the farmers are ditching produce altogether for a more profitable alternative to crops--they're installing solar farms.
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Apple boosts capital returnThe company gives shareholders even more to be happy about with a dividend increase and new funds to buy back shares.
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Strong iPhone demand pushesRevenue in China helps boost the company to a record second quarter, but the iPad remains a weak spot for Apple.
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Humans act out the best catTechnically Incorrect: A new VW ad offers humans a taste of what it would be like if they were viral heroes. Well, you have to sell cars somehow.
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Apple's Cook sees WatchCEO Tim Cook also boasts that there are already more than 3,500 Apple Watch apps available, which far exceeds his expectations.
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∞ A crack in the consortium

The Loop - 28 Apr 2015 00:42
Remember the MCX Consortium, the competing transaction processing system from Walmart, et al? One of their high profile members is Best Buy and they just agreed to take Apple Pay.
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Apple reveals it sold 61mThe California firm sold more than 61 million iPhones in the quarter, accounting for more than two-thirds of its $58 billion in revenue for the quarter and the lion's share of its $13.6 billion in... profit.
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The Future of Music Making?

The Huffington Post - 28 Apr 2015 00:31
The Future of Music Making?Since the dawn of mankind there has been music. Sounds were celebrated during gatherings for their ability to set a specific mood. Drums were most likely the first instruments. Somewhere down the... line, strings were plucked and strummed. But since the discovery of sound recording, and especially since its digitalization, concerts have become increasingly more monotonous: it is increasingly rare that musicians can get on the stage and deliver what the legend, or the recording, promises. Many professional performers insist that musicality and digitalization are in direct contradiction. A new discovery, the "LinnStrument," might change that. Instruments are constantly being discovered Tinkerers have a history of discovering new instruments to suit their various needs: the Belgian clarinetist...
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Spotify Connect: What is andIf you're a Spotify Premium subscriber and want to unshackle your music from your phone to play on your home stereo system, Spotify Connect is a great option. Here's everything you need to know.
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8 Infuriating Problems With The Apple Watch

The Huffington Post - 28 Apr 2015 00:22
8 Infuriating Problems WithApple trumpets its new Watch as its "most personal device yet." And sometimes, when things get personal, they get a little messy, too. The smartwatch is finally in consumers' hands -- though only for... 20 percent of the souls who ordered one -- but some people are already having issues with it. A few of those are user-generated, like when a tech reporter demoing the device accidentally ordered an Xbox One via the Amazon app; however, a number of reports indicate that the Apple Watch has other baked-in flaws. For a luxury device that costs anywhere from $349 to $17,000, that's not exactly comforting. Of course, it's also not surprising for a new product to have problems. In 2010, Apple's iPhone 4 launch was tarnished by a design glitch that interfered with phone call reception, forcing Apple...
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Apple's Earnings Surge, asMore than one-quarter of the company's revenue last quarter came from China, which is becoming an increasingly vital part of Apple's business.
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Conductor Helps Customers Last week, Google updated its search algorithm to favor mobile-friendly pages in mobile search results — a move that could affect 40 percent of Fortune 500 websites. If you’re worried about the... update, Conductor has built a new tool to help. The company says Mobile Visibility can help businesses understand which content is mobile friendly and which is not and how that affects…
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Serenity Caldwell did her thing, giving us a transcript of today's call.∞ Read this on The Loop
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This urn lets you put yourSex toys come in all shapes and sizes. But Netherlands-based designer Mark Sturkenboom is bringing his sex toy to a whole new level of weird. The device, called 21 Grams, is "a memory box that allows... a widow to go back to the intimate memories of a lost beloved one," according to Sturkenboom's website. It's just that this "memory box" happens to be inside a dildo The glass urn allows you to place your loved one's ashes inside — 21 grams of ashes, to be precise See also: Brooklyn residents have the loudest sex in NYC, data shows Image: mark sturkenboom Sturkenboom is serious about how this object should be used. He suggests bringing nostalgic moments into the act, like your lover's perfume, and their favorite music, which will open " a window to go back to moments of love and intimacy."
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Apple earnings surge on iPhoneStrong demand for Apple's iPhones, particularly in China, powered earnings and sales past already lofty forecasts last quarter.          
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Apple Pay Is Coming to YourA reversal for the electronics retailing giant
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How long can the Apple dynasty march on?

USA Today - 28 Apr 2015 00:11
How long can the Apple dynastyLatest boffo revenue, earnings portend a long run. But maintaining such torrid growth gets harder and harder.          
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(Reuters) - Apple Inc beat Wall Street's revenue and profit forecasts on Monday on the back of surging iPhone sales, especially in China, but it gave no sales figures for its new Apple Watch.
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They say that all you have in the news business is your credibility. Yet barely two weeks removed from news that Buzzfeed had deleted multiple posts from its site in response to pressure from... advertisers, the company drew such a horde of marketers and advertisers to its upfront presentation at B.B. King's Bar & Grill in Times Square that it had to turn people away.
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It looks like you'll leaseWe already knew, thanks to Elon Musk, that Tesla was working on big, energy-efficient batteries for businesses and households using the same technology from its electric cars Now, more information... about the concept is trickling out ahead of an official announcement scheduled for later this week. See also: For early adopters, Tesla luxury is real and so are its limitations The batteries, which could help power homes during blackouts and pull in energy from the sun to save on energy costs, will be leased to consumers instead of being available for purchase, according to a report in The Guardian on Monday.
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European publishers have long chastised Google for allegedly hurting their bottom line, but the internet giant is now trying to meet them half way. It's launching a partnership with eight news outlets... (including the UK's Financial Times and Guardian)...
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Air pollution, even at moderate levels, has long been recognized as a factor in raising the risk of stroke. A new study led by scientists from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Boston... University School of Medicine suggests that long-term exposure can cause damage to brain structures and impair cognitive function in middle-aged and older adults.
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Famous gamer retires, wristTechnically Incorrect: Hai Lam, one of the famed participants in eSports, has to give it all up because of a repetitive strain injury.
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Forget the Watch: iPhones MakeApple turned in another blow-out quarterly financial report, thanks in large part to continued hot sales of its iPhones.
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Apple Is Making Watches As"Right now, demand is greater than supply"
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Google wants patent holders to pitch it patents to keep them out of trolls' hands. The post Google Wants to Buy Your Patent to Keep It Away From Trolls appeared first on WIRED.
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Facebook Is Matching EveryFacebook is helping users connect with loved ones affected by the earthquake in Nepal and stretch their donation dollars. The social networking site announced on Monday that it will match every dollar... contributed through its donation widget to the International Medical Corps (IMC), up to $2 million. As of Monday afternoon, more than 4,000 people were killed in the magnitude-7.8 earthquake and IMC is working to bring lifesaving medication and other supplies to people in need. To prevent waterborne illnesses and other communicable diseases, the aid organization is also distributing hygiene kits and water purification tablets. Facebook said 100 percent of donations made through its fundraising feature will go directly to the International Medical Corps. The social networking site also said it...
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Listen to Hang Up and Listen with Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca by clicking the arrow on the audio player below:
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A massive natural disaster has once again befallen a developing country. This time it is Nepal. The world is watching horrific images of people suffering, flattened historical monuments, and the fresh... terror that comes with every aftershock. As the death toll continues to rise, the grim reality of what Nepal faces looms large. We are reminded of the 2010 Haiti earthquake that also devastated an overcrowded urban center with shoddy construction and poor building codes and left millions of people vulnerable. The humanitarian community and neighboring countries are flocking to Nepal to help with the search for survivors and provide relief--emergency shelter, food, water, health, and sanitation--to those most in need.
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ITC judge rules in favor of angry troll A judge with the US International Trade Commission has ruled that Microsoft's Nokia handsets violate patents held by trolling outfit "non-practicing entity"... InterDigital, adding to the software giant's ongoing woes in the mobile phone arena....
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Apple CEO Tim Cook: We'reDuring today's earnings call covering the second fiscal quarter of 2015, Apple CEO Tim Cook did not share information on Apple Watch sales, but there were several analyst questions on the new... wearable, leading Cook to shed a bit of light on Apple's efforts to fulfill orders. According to Cook, demand for the Apple Watch is much greater than supply, but the company is "working hard to remedy that." He said that Apple made a lot of progress on that over the past week, and was able to deliver the Apple Watch to more customers than Apple had originally anticipated. "We're going to keep doing that," Cook said, noting that some customers would begin receiving updated info on improved shipping estimates today. Apple is "generally happy" with its efforts to boost supply and get the Apple Watch out...
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Best Buy is getting behind Apple Pay. Today the electronics retailer pushed out an update for its iOS app that allows customers to buy items with Apple Pay for home delivery or in-store pickup. Later... this year, Best Buy will let shoppers pay by NFC with an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus at its checkout counters. "Today's consumers have many different ways to spend their money and we want to give our customers as many options as possible in how they pay for goods and services at Best Buy," the company said in a press release. Tim Cook also shared the news during Apple's earnings call with investors moments ago. The announcement is surprising; Best Buy, along with fellow retailers Walmart, Sears, CVS, and Rite Aid, is a member of the Merchant...
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A cheetah cub and puppy areIf you've ever worried about the baby cheetah in your life feeling lonely, consider finding them a puppy of their very own. According to Zooborns, Pancake the cub's mom, Sage, couldn't produce the... milk the tiny cub needed to survive and abandoned the newborn shortly after giving birth at Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon See also: Survival of the laziest: 15 animals catching a ride on other animals The staff is making sure she gets all her nutrients, but brought in backup for Pancake's companionship. Dayo, a Rhodesian ridgeback, came up from San Francisco to come live with Pancake There are a few good reasons why Dayo and Pancake are a perfect duo. They were both born on February 28, so they can have joint birthday parties. Rhodesian ridgebacks were originally bred in South Africa, where...
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When Apple first introduced the iPad back in 2010 it was heralded as a "magical and revolutionary device" that would play a part in the "post-PC" era of devices. In the subsequent years since the... launch of the iPad, many have debated whether the laptop is dead and the PC era over. That hasn't quite happened yet. While the iPad continues to sell well even as sales decline, today's Apple financial figures paint the clearest picture yet. Apple now earns more money from Macs than it does from iPads. Apple's iPad business took over its MacBook business back in 2011 in terms of revenue, and has taken over its entire Mac business consistently for a number of years now. That's starting to reverse today. The turnaround casts doubt on the...
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Twitter's Dick CostoloTwitter has introduced new features but continues to wrestle with an old problem: how to help new users enjoy the best of the service.
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Forget Adam and Eve; MinecraftWhen millions of new players first loaded up Minecraft, they didn't have many character options. You could only select a variant of Steve, a blocky fellow in a blue shirt who has become one of the... iconic figures of the game. But that changes on Wednesday, as developer Mojang rolls out its first default female character, Alex. After all, "jolly old Steve doesn’t really represent the diversity of our player base," Mojang spokesperson Owen Hill wrote in a blog post. See also: 10 Incredibly Realistic Minecraft Creations Players have the option of picking from various mods and skins to deck out their characters, with some from popular shows or movies. (The Simpsons got their own skins earlier this year.) But that all comes much later in the game. This means every new player has the option of...
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Apple Is Totally Killing It in China

Time - 27 Apr 2015 23:42
Apple Is Totally Killing It inAfter years of trying, the company has finally found its footing in the world's largest market
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ESPN sues Verizon over newSports programming giant says "Custom TV" plan is "breach of contract."          
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Invites have gone out for this week's Tesla event in Hawthorne, California, just outside Los Angeles at the company's headquarters. There's not much to go on, but what's here is significant and... notable: the invitation teases "the missing piece" with the subtle outline of a white box. Tesla is widely expected to unveil a battery cabinet for homes that would better enable solar energy to be stored, lessening reliance on the grid. A recent report by The Guardian suggests that the cabinet will be available in white or black and will be rented, not bought, for a $1,500 fee followed by small monthly payments -- a much easier pill to swallow than an upfront fee that could go into five figures. (It's no surprise that batteries represent a...
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Apple Boasts Over 3,500 Apple Apple CEO Tim Cook said on today’s company earnings call that there are over 3,500 apps available at launch for the Apple Watch, which is better than the 1,000 total that were ready for iPad when... that device launched in April of 2010, and 7 times the 500 apps available when the iPhone’s App Store first debuted in July 2008.
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The Powerful Letter Dan"We'll also know that you've already lived the equivalent of at least 100 lifetimes." Those were the last words Max Stossel wrote to his friend, Dan Fredinburg. Fredinburg died in an avalanche while... climbing Mount Everest after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal Saturday. Stossel's words were written in one of a handful of letters that Fredinburg, a Google employee and avid adventurer, carried with him from family and friends, wishing him luck on his journey and telling him how much they love him. His girlfriend, Ashley Arenson, had asked those close to Fredinburg to write letters that he could open at different check points and levels along the way. Stossel is not sure which ones he would have opened when. "It's totally possible, because it's Dan, that he might have read all of them...
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MCX Member Best Buy BeginsOn an Apple Pay update shared during today's second quarter earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that Best Buy will begin accepting Apple Pay in its iOS app today, with full Apple Pay support... coming to Best Buy stores later in 2015. Best Buy's move to adopt Apple Pay is notable because Best Buy was previously a member of MCX, the Apple Pay competitor that's pushing the CurrentC payments service. CurrentC, which uses barcodes rather than NFC for payments, remains in testing and will launch later this year. Best Buy follows MCX member Meijer in offering Apple Pay to customers, and while both companies signed exclusivity agreements, MCX CEO Dekkers Davidson has said that there are no penalties or fines for leaving the MCX program. MCX members are not able to accept both CurrentC and...
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Best Buy Will Accept Apple Pay Back when Apple Pay was first launched, Best Buy wanted none of it. As a part of the MCX consortium, they were a part of an effort among retailers to build a mobile payments system of their own:... CurrentC. It seems Best Buy has changed its mind. 6 months later, Best Buy is jumping on the Apple Pay train.
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Fox makes itself a sandwich, naturally

Mashable - 27 Apr 2015 23:35
Fox makes itself a sandwich,Visiting your local Subway to watch Sandwich Artists do their magic may be convenient, but traveling to Ukraine to watch a fox fix your lunch is ultimately the more rewarding option. This fox in... Chernobyl made an impressive five-decker sandwich out of cold cuts and bread left on the street for the bushy-tailed chef. The fox will need to upgrade its kitchen if it wants to pass a restaurant inspection, but otherwise everything looks great. Just get this furball some condiments This selfie-snapping streaker is a bigger football fan then you Woman swallows balloon, horrifies partygoers Jack Nicholson's reaction to Jared Leto's Joker was perfect Tom Brady is in the new 'Ted 2' trailer and it's super NSFW
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Photos: Violence erupts in Baltimore

Mashable - 27 Apr 2015 23:34
Photos: Violence erupts inA man walks past a burning police vehicle, Monday, April 27, 2015. Image: Patrick Semansky/Associated Press Protesters clashed with riot-clad police in Baltimore on Monday following the funeral of... Freddie Gray, who died while in police custody on April 19. See also: Chaos in Baltimore: 7 injured cops, looting and violence after Freddie Gray funeral In a quickly escalating standoff, demonstrators threw rocks and bottles at the police who responded using mace against the crowd. An unknown number of protesters and at least seven officers were injured
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If you live in these particular countries, of course In brief Facebook has added video calls to its Messenger chat app on smartphones - bringing the software in line with Apple's Facetime and... Microsoft's Skype....
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Starbucks' 'cookie straw' willHere's an idea that does not suck Starbucks — the foremost purveyor in creative ways to consume sugar instead of actual coffee — is debuting a "cookie straw," just in time to enjoy alongside the... S'mores Frappuccino See also: Discover your Starbucks name before your barista picks for you What exactly is a cookie straw you ask? It's "a rolled sweet wafer biscuit lined with rich chocolate ganache," Starbucks explains in a press release The straw will be available in U.S. and Canadian locations starting Tuesday for just $0.95. (Baristas will also be giving out free cookie straws with Frappuccino orders starting Tuesday, while supplies last.)
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Facebook Messenger just introduced video calling . Since Messenger is supposed to be a full-fledged communication plaform, this feels a little overdue. But overdue doesn't mean welcome: Now our... Facebook friends have the ability to cold video-call us whenever chat is turned on.
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Best Buy, one of the largest Apple Pay holdouts, is changing its mind. Apple CEO Tim Cook just announced during its earnings call that Best Buy stores will support Apple Pay later this year. It's also... available starting today within Best Buy's mobile...
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Iowa capitol buildingPoliticians in Iowa were reminded of the consequences of microwaving macaroni and cheese on Monday. Shortly after 11 a.m. local time, an emergency smoke alarm in the Iowa State Capitol building... sounded, and the source of the smoke was traced back to a microwave oven behind the senate chamber, which was heating up some Easy Mac See also: 15 things you can put in mac and cheese that taste better than metal Burnt 'Easy Mac' food causes emergency evacuation of Iowa Capitol. No one hurtpic.twitter.com/0slXoIJg58 — William Petroski (@WilliamPetroski) April 27, 2015 Luckily, no one was injured, and all lawmakers and government officials were able to return to work shortly thereafter. The clear followup question is how many people at the state legislature eat Easy Mac for lunch.
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Q&A: Repurposing an Old iPhone

The New York Times - 27 Apr 2015 23:28
Q&A: Repurposing an Old iPhoneHow to give an old iPhone to a friend for use with Wi-Fi, to surf and use apps.
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Apple's Insane iPhone SalesThe iPhone accounts for nearly 70% of Apple's revenue
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This selfie-snapping streakerThis is what a true fan looks like. A mega-enthusiastic football lover delighted fellow fans when he stripped down to his underwear and sprinted his way across a soccer pitch in London on Saturday.... The Southport F.C. fan bolted across the pitch at Welling United F.C.'s Park View Road to snap a selfie with his team's goalie, Tony Thompson Ever the professional, Thompson paused for a quick snap and before long, the streaker leapt back into action. He even managed to evade stadium security, despite tripping and falling over a corner post. Such grace. Fox makes itself a sandwich, naturally Woman swallows balloon, horrifies partygoers Jack Nicholson's reaction to Jared Leto's Joker was perfect Tom Brady is in the new 'Ted 2' trailer and it's super NSFW
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The first transgenderDec. 1, 1952 "EX-GI BECOMES BLONDE BEAUTY: Operations Transform Bronx Youth. George Jorgensen Jr. son of a Bronx carpenter served in the Army for two years and was given honorable discharge in 1946.... Now George is no more. After six operations, Jorgenson's sex has been changed and today she is a striking woman, working as a photographer in Denmark. Parents were informed of the big change in a letter Christine Jorgensen (that's her new name) sent to them recently." Image: NY Daily News / Getty Images
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Amplified: I Smashed The Watch

The Loop - 27 Apr 2015 23:22
Jim and Dan talk all about the Apple Watch.Sponsored by CleanMyMac 3 (Visit the link to check what's new in CleanMyMac 3), Hover (Visit hover.com/5by5 to support the show and get the domain of your... dreams), and Macminicolo (Visit macminicolo.net/100 to learn more and get a full year of hosting for just $100).∞ Read this on The Loop
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Apple 'Working Hard' To Catch Apple is “working very, very hard” to meet the strong demand for Apple Watch, Apple CFO Luca Maestri told Bloomberg Businessweek in the wake of the company’s earnings call today. Apple is... facing demand that it hopes to largely catch up with by the end of June, according to the executive. “It’s been really great to see the reaction of customers since their…
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Apple Now Has $194 Billion In Cash

TechCrunch - 27 Apr 2015 23:21
Apple Now Has $194 Billion In Apple, the word’s most valuable corporation, has a new cash tally: $194 billion. That’s to say that if you add up its cash, cash equivalents, short-term marketable securities, and long-term... marketable securities, it totals $194 billion. Cash is a loose term that is usually employed at the corporate scale to include accreted value that remains functionally liquid.
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App Store Sees RecordDuring today's Q2 2015 earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that the App Store saw its best quarter ever, with 29 percent growth year over year. The entire services category, which includes the... iTunes Store, App Store, Mac App Store, iBooks Store, AppleCare, ApplePay, licensing, and other services also reached a record quarterly revenue of $5 billion, up 9 percent year over year, with growth largely coming from the App Store. According to Apple CFO Luca Maestri, the App Store remains "incredibly popular" with customers around the world, and in the March quarter, it saw 70 percent more revenue than Google Play. Apple also an update on HealthKit-based apps, which are part of Apple's recent health and fitness initiative, aggregating all of a user's health and fitness data. According to...
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HuffPost Live Wins Its Third Consecutive Webby Award

The Huffington Post - 27 Apr 2015 23:16
HuffPost Live Wins Its ThirdThe Webby Awards announced its 19th batch of winners on Monday, and among them was HuffPost Live, which took home the award for Best News and Information Channel for the third consecutive year.... HuffPost Live's Alyona Minkovski spoke with Webby Awards president David-Michcel Davies, who brought along viral celebrity Marnie the dog, about the big win and the upcoming award ceremony, scheduled for May 18. See the full HuffPost Live conversation about the 19th annual Webby Awards here. Sign up here for Live Today, HuffPost Live's morning email that will let you know the newsmakers, celebrities and politicians joining us that day and give you the best clips from the day before. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used...
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Naughty vandal uses penisFor the first time in the history of ever, penis graffiti is being used for a good cause An anonymous Bury, England graffiti artist, who goes by the moniker "Wanksy," has spearheaded an effort to get... local potholes filled in by outlining them with erect and semi-erect phalluses See also: 20 Colorful Bits of Graffiti That Make the World More Beautiful Image: Facebook Wanksy - Road Artist This bold move was triggered by Wanksy's anger over the number of unfilled potholes in the Bury area. The artist told the Manchester Evening News that several of his cyclist friends had been hospitalized because of bicycle incidents involving potholes
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Dear John Letters

Slate - 27 Apr 2015 23:10
Chief Justice John Roberts is a busy guy. The 60-year-old has two kids at home and surprise calls for jury duty to contend with; he must serve as chief justice of the entire United States of America;... and then he has 147 amicus briefs to read for Tuesday's argument in Obergefell v. Hodges, the marriage equality cases now before the Supreme Court.
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Identified Technologies' Mapping a job site – be it a construction site, oil field, or giant human battery pod factory – is a tough job. That’s why Identified Technologies’ Dick Zhang wants you to send in the... drones. His company, which is funded to the tune of $2 million, allows you to send a quadcopter around your job site to create a topographical map of the situation. It is completely…
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First esports tournament onEsports may be ready for ESPN, but ESPN viewers don't seem to be ready for esports. On Sunday night, the sports network aired a collegiate-level Heroes of the Storm tournament finals. The game is a... MOBA developed by Blizzard, the company behind Diablo, Hearthstone and World of Warcraft, and it's currently in open beta. SEE ALSO: What's a MOBA? Watch our explainer video It was a huge moment for video game and esports fans, as it was the first time esports were broadcast on the main ESPN networks (ESPN2, specifically.) But for those tuning in for regular sports content, seeing video games was a little confusing.
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Company makes $58 billion in revenue, 69 percent of which is from iPhone sales.
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Back in January this year, Apple recorded a blockbuster of a quarter thanks to holiday sales of its new, larger-screened handsets. It sold a whopping 74.5 million iPhones in the last three months of... 2014, chalking up $74.6 billion in revenue in the p...
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The MMU-X3R is FourSevens' brightest handheld flashlight yet. At 2,000 lumens, it's brighter than my car's high beams and is small enough to fit into the palm of my hand. But, is it the right light... for you?
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Tinkling Spoons Can Trigger Seizures in Cats

Live Science - 27 Apr 2015 23:07
Tinkling Spoons Can TriggerThe U.K. charity International Cat Care reached out to veterinary specialists after receiving surprising complaints from cat owners: Their feline companions were apparently having seizures in response... to high-pitched sounds.
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Woman swallows balloon,We all have that special party trick up our sleeve So step right up and watch in horror as one woman stuffs an entire balloon (the long kind that clowns make animals out of) down her throat, just like... a sword swallower. And if that wasn't disturbing enough, she then pops the balloon while it's inside of her body Of course, like anything on the Internet, some Redditors were a little skeptical of her balloon swallowing trick. Comment from discussion My Friend's Balloon Trick. And you thought clowns were scary. Watch how deli meats are made and ruin your lunchtime Man tries to kill spider, releases hundreds of baby spiders instead Karaoke genius mixes Smash Mouth and John Lennon Motorcyclist lands on feet after being hit by a car
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Freddie Gray's Broken Neighborhood

Slate - 27 Apr 2015 23:02
As the aftershocks of Freddie Gray's death at the hands of police officers continue to reverberate in Baltimore, the key questions that remain unanswered have to do with why Gray was pursued by police... in the first place, and what caused the spinal cord injury that ultimately killed him. While we wait for those answers, it's worth looking at the incident from a wider angle, in an effort to understand the place where the incident occurred, and its history of strife and struggle.
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Gawker Northwest Baltimore Erupts as Protestors, Cops Clash; 7 Officers Injured | Jalopnik Jackass Uses Road Rage And Idiocy To Cause Two-Car-Plus-Truck Wreck | Jezebel Humblebraggers Are Better Off... Just Bragging, Say Harvard Researchers | Lifehacker This Video Shows Off the Three Best Ways to Roll Up Your Sleeves | Kinja Popular Posts
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When you're spending most part of the day out and about, chances are at some point you'll have to whip out your portable battery to juice up your smartphone. This usually means stacking your phone on... top of a cable-wrapped power bank, and then clumsi...
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$194B! Apple's cash pile hits record

USA Today - 27 Apr 2015 23:00
$194B! Apple's cash pile hitsApple's profit may have turned heads. But it's the cash that really matters now.          
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Apple Revenues In China Soar 71% In Q2

TechCrunch - 27 Apr 2015 23:00
Apple Revenues In China Soar Apple is tearing it up in China. During its second quarter, the company saw 71 percent revenue growth in the locale, and the company is widely thought to have sold more iPhones there than in the... United States. Notably, the company’s Chinese revenue came in second place to Europe’s during the first quarter, losing $17.2 billion to $16.1 billion. In the most recent quarter, the second…
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Meet the same-sex couplesOn Tuesday the Supreme Court will begin oral arguments in a landmark case regarding same-sex marriage bans in Michigan, Tennessee, Ohio and Kentucky See also: 11 kisses to celebrate LGBT equality The... case is widely seen as the final barrier to marriage equality in the United States More than 30 states permit same-sex couples to marry, but those marriage certificates may not be recognized in states where gay marriage is banned. As a consequence, those couples are often not entitled to the same rights as straight couples, including the ability to jointly adopt children and be recognized as surviving spouses on death certificates
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Apple Inc. blew past Wall Street expectations Monday, propped up by people switching to iPhone and strong growth in China. And while it has a new product -- the Apple Watch -- on its hands, it's still... the iPhone that brings home the bacon for the company.
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It's the final nail in the coffin of word-based human communication. Instagram's new feature: emoji hashtags.
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Can I Be Overweight and Still Healthy?

Life Hacker - 27 Apr 2015 23:00
Dear Lifehacker,I'm an overweight man who has struggled to lose weight my entire life. My doctor tells me that my BMI is in the "overweight category." To be honest, I'm happy with my body. I don't... have any medical issues and I try to live healthily as much as possible. Is it possible to be overweight and still healthy?
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Photos of Food Neatly ArrangedIf you love food, colors, and neatly organized things, you’re going to love these photographs by Seattle-based photographer Brittany Wright. Her images often feature a large number of fruits,... vegetables, and foods that are carefully arranged according to color and/or size. “I'm working on my life goal of teaching myself how to cook everything and […]
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Microsoft Loses First Round InThe war of patents just got more intense with Microsoft losing the first round in a battle against InterDigital Inc. United States International judge on Monday found the company guilty under the case... of employing InterDigital Inc's patent technology in its smartphones without the consent. According to the judge, Theodore Essex, Microsoft has infringed two wireless cellular patents personalized by InterDigital, which is a patent licensor. Essex also stated that it would not be against users interest to prohibit Microsoft devices from importing into the United States – opening the door to a possible ban. However, the matter is still needed to be reviewed by the entire commission before eventually enforcing a prohibition. Interestingly, earlier this year, InterDigital Inc. lost its appeal...
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Deadspin How Jason Whitlock Is Poisoning ESPN's "Black Grantland" | Gizmodo Google Attempts to Fight Patent Trolls with a Pretty Dubious Strategy | io9 The Complete History Of The Joker's Many, Many... Incarnations | Kotaku Hero GTA Player Hunts Down Cheater, Makes Them Rage Quit | Kinja Popular Posts
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Apple has its second-bestApple's iPhones propelled the company to its second best overall revenue quarter ever. The Cupertino company sold 61 million iPhones in the March quarter, an increase of about 40% from the same... quarter a year earlier, fueled by the success of the larger-screened iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices introduced last September. Another boon to Apple: China, where sales grew 72% and outpaced the U.S. Apple posted earnings of $2.33 per share on revenue of $58 billion, up from earnings of $1.66 per share (on a split-adjusted basis) on revenue of $45.6 billion a year earlier The company also has $193.5 billion in cash, up from around $150 billion in the year ago quarter. The vast majority of that is being held in offshore accounts, not subject to U.S. taxes
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Microsoft is planning to announce apps and add-ins for Outlook.com later this week. The software giant has started publishing its Build 2015 developers conference schedule a little early, and... Outlook.com apps are part of the news. "In under 5 minutes, you can build *one* app, list it in *one* store and have it appear in Outlook.com, Outlook desktop and Office 365," reads a listing for a session on Outlook.com apps.
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How to watch SpaceX launch aThe private rocket company SpaceX is expected to launch a communications satellite to orbit on Monday — and you can watch the high-flying action live online. A Thales Alenia Space satellite, called... the TurkmenÄlem52E/MonacoSat, should lift off atop a Falcon 9 rocket at 6:14 p.m. ET from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. You can watch a SpaceX webcast of the starting at 5:55 p.m. ET below or directly through SpaceX. The satellite will allow Turkmenistan to operate its first national satellite telecommunications system, according to a SpaceX release. See also: Wonderworld: A spectacular photo journey of Earth
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Apple's latest earnings blow-out shows iPhone is still the engine behind company's success
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Bruce Jenner's Transition: HowBy opening up on national television about identifying as transgender, Bruce Jenner has become one of a small percentage of people who identify with a gender that conflicts with the one they were... assigned at birth.
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Plan for a la carte bundle not a hit with sports network Sports TV giant ESPN is suing Verizon after the telco invited its FiOS home TV subscribers to pick and choose their channels....
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This Dildo Holds Your Dead Lover's Ashes

Gizmodo - 27 Apr 2015 22:47
Sex toy technology is getting pretty advanced , but even the most sophisticated teledildonics has not solved the problem of how to properly memorialize one's deceased sex partner while masturbating.... That's where artist Mark Sturkenboom comes in: He's created a blown-glass dildo that doubles as an urn.
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Apple opened five new stores in China during the first quarter of this year, part of a plan to add 40 new retail locations across the country by 2016. It seems to have paid off. This quarter the... revenue generated in China passed Europe to become Apple's second biggest market after The Americas. The company reported $16.823 billion in revenue for Greater China, up 71 percent year over year. It was also the only territory to show positive growth over last quarter's blowout numbers. A rising middle class with a taste for goods that convey status has made China one of the most voracious consumers of new Apple products. "You can tell we are a big believer in China," CEO Tim Cook said on last quarter's earnings call. "It's an...
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Finally, learning and practicing a new language is easier and more intuitive than ever before. Introducing HelloTalk, the language app where your teachers are native language speakers from around the... world. You just pick the language you want to learn--there are over 100 from which to select--and almost instantaneously you'll be in touch with native speakers of that language ... and you'll start learning and practicing immediately.HelloTalk isn't a course you strictly follow; rather, you learn and practice at your pace and in the manner that best meets the way you learn. Practice foreign languages with people around the world. Simultaneously speak and type the language you're learning. Record your voice before speaking to your HelloTalk friends and compare your recording to standard...
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What Mount Everest Victim DanThe Google executive, who died in an avalanche in Nepal, spoke to TIME.com two years ago
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Unlike forest fires, you personally can't do much to stop trainwrecks. With that in mind, the folks over at General Electric took a break from tracking your brain on BBQ and devised a way to keep one... of the oldest forms of powered-transport on track ...
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Blame game: Climate changeGlobal warming caused about 75% of hot-temperature extremes in the past 100 years.          
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Stranded sisters survive 2Now you know what to pack for your next road trip. Two sisters, 56-year-old Lee Wright and 52-year-old Leslie Roy, were trapped in their SUV for nearly two weeks in the rural Upper Peninsula of... Michigan after their car got stuck in deep snow. They had been visiting relatives in the city of Ishpeming, on their way to Mackinaw City. See also: 10 wines to pair with your favorite candy The sisters, who were rescued on Friday by a helicopter, say they survived by rationing their road trip supplies of Girl Scout cookies and cheese puffs. The sisters managed to make eight boxes of the cookies last for the entire two weeks — which, as anyone who's been alone with a box of Girl Scout cookies can tell you, is a nearly impossible feat of self control.
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Apple just reported its second quarter earnings, which shall now be known as the quarter after its biggest quarter of all time. That's a tough act to follow, yet somehow Apple still managed to outdo... everyone's expectations (including its own) for its past three months of sales, thanks once again to the iPhone. Apple today posted earnings of $13.6 billion on $58 billion in revenue, above both what it forecast and what investors were expecting.
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Apple Reports Record MarchApple today announced financial results for the second fiscal quarter and first calendar quarter of 2015. For the quarter, Apple posted revenue of $58 billion and net quarterly profit of $13.6... billion, or $2.33 per diluted share, compared to revenue of $45.6 billion and net quarterly profit of $10.2 billion, or $1.66 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin for the quarter was 40.8 percent compared to 39.3 percent in the year-ago quarter, with international sales accounting for 69 percent of revenue. Apple also declared an increased dividend payment of $0.52 per share, payable on May 14 to shareholders of record as of May 11. The company currently holds $193.5 billion in cash and marketable securities. In addition to the increase in the dividend payment, Apple said it will...
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Apple on Monday posted revenue of $58 billion and quarterly net profit of $13.6 billion, for the company's second fiscal quarter. These results compare to revenue of $45.6 billion and net profit of... $10.2 billion in the year-ago quarter.
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U.S. Teen Smashes Rubik's CubeThere's a new Rubik's Cube champion in the house, and his name is Collin Burns.
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Over a century ago, the California Cycleway promised an elevated, dedicated bike path from Los Angeles to the nearby city of Pasadena. In this excerpt from the new book LAtitudes: An Angeleno's Atlas,... author Dan Koeppel tracks its path through Southern California--and discovers why it was never finished.
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Apple Mac Sales Up 10% YoY Apple sold approximately 4.6 million Macs this quarter, according to the company’s Q2 2015 earnings report, released today. This represents year-over-year growth of 10 percent, with 4.1 million... Macs sold in the same quarter last year. Last quarter, over the holidays, Apple sold 5.5 million Macs, meaning that Apple Mac sales declined by 17 percent quarterly.
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As everyone expected, Apple has continued its run of insane iPhone sales numbers. Apple sold 61.1 million iPhones in in the quarter, bringing in $40.3 billion in revenue, making this the second... biggest quarter for iPhone sales -- and overall revenue -- in its history. It's a notable increase from the 43.7 million iPhones it sold in the same quarter last year, and beat analysts' estimates which hovered around 56 million iPhones sold, according to Fortune. Apple's previous quarter was its largest ever for iPhone sales, selling a record 74.5 million units and posting $51.2 billion in revenue. People have continued to purchase the iPhone in droves "We're seeing a higher rate of people switching to iPhone than we've experienced in previous...
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Mad Men, Season 7, Part 2

Slate - 27 Apr 2015 22:32
John, Julia,
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Apple's 61M iPhone Sales Lead Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus continue their hit parade, building on a massive first quarter of 2015 with a very strong second quarter total of 61.2 million handsets sold. This isn’t an all-time... quarterly record, but it’s normal to see a slight decrease quarter-over-quarter coming out of a launch sales period, and this is a huge increase year-over-year compared to the 43.7…
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Apple Beats In Q2 2015 With Apple has just released its fiscal Q2 2015 earnings, reporting $58 billion in revenue, $13.6 billion in net profit representing $2.33 per share. Compared to the year-ago quarter, it corresponds to a... growth of 27.2 percent in revenue, and an impressive 40.4 percent jump in EPS (adjusted for the 7-for-1 split). Expectations were pretty high following Apple’s blockbuster quarter three…
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[From EntertainmentTell] A lot of people don't understand First Amendment freedoms, Full House is overrated, and how long will Bruce Jenner remain a Republican?
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Want to know more about yourSocialRank is an app that lets people track and find out info about who's following them on Twitter, and now it's extended its service to Instagram. This helps brands better segment their followers... and customers. The post Want to know more about your Instagram followers? SocialRank provides the info appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Kahn Design gives the DefenderBritish Coach builder Kahn Design has revealed the pickup version of its Land Rover Defender-based Flying Huntsman vehicle. The car retains its original diesel engine, but receives many body... modifications, not the least being a truck bed conversion. The post Kahn Design gives the Defender the chop to make the Flying Huntsman Pickup appeared first on Digital Trends.
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The nozzles on spray paint cans will clog pretty easily, and a clogged nozzle pretty much makes the whole thing useless. A bath in some mineral spirits or paint thinner will make that nozzle good as... new.
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Mass kill-switch policy under the microscope The US government will be forced to explain why its cell network kill-switch plans should be kept secret today....
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Chaos in Baltimore: 7 injuredBALTIMORE — Rioters clashed with police on Monday following the funeral of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died last week after being injured while in police custody. During the standoff, which is... quickly escalating, several people threw rocks and bottles at police officers while looters ransacked stores. Groups of people lit multiple police vehicles on fire and set a CVS pharmacy ablaze. The police, clad with riot gear, responded with mace and warned they'd use tear gas. At least seven officers were injured. We are covering this story live from Baltimore below. Where the violence broke out The area where the clashes broke out is highlighted in red, about 3 miles north of M&T Bank Stadium.
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Dear Tesla and Prius owners,Technically Incorrect: Why do owners of greener vehicles feel the need to crow about their eco-superiority? Is it pride, or a need to make the rest of us feel bad?
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10 Artists, Illustrators And"Print isn't dead." So reads a block of text opposite the table of contents in People of Print. The beautifully adorned tome, published by Thames & Hudson earlier this month, explores a world in which... GIFs, generative imagery and fractals have become ubiquitous. Digital and algorithmic art is no longer the future; in fact, it's hardly the present. Amidst this sea of screen-based masterpieces, though, authors Marcroy Smith and Andy Cooke are spotlighting the designers, illustrators and collectives who are still embracing the traditional corners of print techniques. From the fanzine masters and self-published bookmakers to the poster artists and comic illustrators that live at the center of vintage fandom to textile artisans and handmade fashionistas, People of Print features profiles on 45...
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In the aftermath of Nepal's magnitude 7.8 earthquake, tech and telecom companies are offering free and discounted calling and messaging services to the country as their customers attempt to reach... family and friends. Over 4,000 deaths have been confirmed so far, and a massive rescue effort remains ongoing to find those injured by the devastating quake -- Nepal's worst in 80 years. We will update this list as more companies join the effort to make reaching loved ones easier (and cheaper) in the face of tragedy.
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A small, wearable patch is in development that could change the landscape of vaccinations, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Researchers at the Georgia Institute of... Technology are in the process of creating a microneedle patch that could provide a simpler, safer alternative to standard measles shots. The patches are around one square centimeter in size and can be applied almost like a sticker. On the underside of each patch are 100 conical microneedles made of polymer, sugar, and the vaccine. The microneedles are just a fraction of a millimeter long and dissolve within minutes after the patch is applied. The patch can then be discarded. Human clinical trials could begin in 2017 Vaccinations...
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Watch this tiny robot drag aA group of mechanical engineers from Stanford University has developed a set of tiny robots capable of lifting/pulling objects hundreds of times their own weight -- including one that can move objects... over 1700 times its own weight. That's like you dragging around a blue whale. The post Watch this tiny robot drag a 45-pound weight across the floor like it’s nothing appeared first on Digital Trends.
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This is Rush Limbaugh'sNo, it's not the share-your-heartbeat feature
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Hulk smashes through his listWhat does a day in the life of the Hulk look like? Depends on whether people make him mad, according to this hilarious clip from Fox's Animation Domination High-Def. Watch out, Mr. Pharmacist.
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Over the weekend a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal and the surrounding regions. Two days later we're still learning about the devastating toll it took on the area -- more than 4,000 are presumed... dead, 500,000 have been affected, and UNICEF says that 1 million children are in need of aid. This afternoon, Digital Globe released the first high-resolution maps of the area from after the earthquake hit. In addition, the mapping company -- which typically serves up its data to websites like Yahoo -- has made interactive versions of the maps using a service called Tomnod. There, users on the ground and around the world can help rescue workers better understand which routes are still navigable or which buildings are damaged by scouring the...
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What is HDMI 2.0a?

CNET - 27 Apr 2015 22:18
What is HDMI 2.0a?HDMI Licensing has announced the latest update to the HDMI spec, called HDMI 2.0a. It governs the transmission of new High Dynamic Range content between HDR-compatible source devices and TVs. Here's... what you need to know.
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While air travel is quicker and safer than driving, it's also louder. The continuous low-frequency drone of the engines is why some people invest in noise-canceling headphones. To help reduce that... non-stop hum, researchers at North Carolina State Uni...
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Mobile Is a Lifestyle, Not a Technology

The Huffington Post - 27 Apr 2015 22:15
Mobile Is a Lifestyle, Not aWith an increasing number of companies investing in deployment and management of enterprise mobility than ever before, it's no surprise it's one of the hottest trends in today's business landscape.... Remote work is fast becoming mainstream, as flexible hours and work locations allow employees to work more efficiently and accomplish more. Our teams are accessing data, meeting deadlines, servicing clients, solving problems, and moving business forward, while collaborating with their colleagues from wherever they are located. Powered by the Cloud and devices with super computing power that fit in our pockets, the workforce is more capable than ever of being mobile. But is mobile simply about technology? No. Mobile is a lifestyle. Let me explain why I think so. The World is Getting Smarter We...
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Oh Samsung

The Loop - 27 Apr 2015 22:12
Some people might not care. Like painting the back of the fence or finishing the underside of the cabinet, it's a detail that only people who take tremendous pride in craft really care about. And, of... course, people who look for just exactly that kind of quality. Quality matters. Lining up ports matter. The details matter.∞ Read this on The Loop
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In an unprecedented disclosure from the DoD, we have finally been told at least something in regards to what the USAF's secretive X-37B spaceplane's goals are for its upcoming flight . Among other... things, it will test an exotic form of thruster propulsion that could have huge implications for future space development.
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Google To Launch Portal For Patent Sales

Ubergizmo - 27 Apr 2015 22:11
Google To Launch Portal ForGoogle is no stranger when it comes to patents, but it looks as though they are interested in doing more than the status quo. In fact, the technology company with search and advertising as its bread... and butter, has taken the bold move to launch a new portal – which is definitely experimental in nature, of course, in order to enable interested patent holders to actually sell their patents to the company, now how about that? This experimental portal works in such a manner – if you happen to be a patent holder, you will be able to share about your patents with Google, and name your price over on the portal. It will then be up to Google whether they will take up your offer or not. Willing buyer, willing seller, no more and no less. Also known as the Patent Purchase Promotion program, this...
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Apple Forecasted to ReportApple will report its financial results later this hour for the second quarter of the 2015 fiscal year, a three-month period spanning January through March that directly followed the holiday shopping... season. Apple has offered guidance of between $52 billion and $55 billion in quarterly revenue, while the average of all analysts combined forecasts the company's revenue during the quarter marginally higher at $56.84 billion. Philip Elmer-DeWitt at Fortune has compiled a pair of charts that aggregate all predictions by independent and professional analysts for Apple's revenue, EPS, gross margin and number of iPhones, iPads and Macs sold during Q2 2015, and it's believed that Apple will report double-digit growth year-over-year as sales remain strong and the company's momentum continues in...
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Three years after theAfter three years of working on Steam for Linux, there are over 1100 titles, and a whole lot of momentum, even if SteamOS isn't quite there yet. The post Three years after the announcement of Steam... for Linux, the platform is still growing appeared first on Digital Trends.
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What an amazing year we are living in! "San Francisco. I almost felt like I was with you as we flew overhead a few minutes ago," NASA astronaut Scott Kelly posted on his Facebook page directly from... the International Space Station. Wish we were with you space station commander!
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5 Gadgets That Every Fashion Blogger Should Own

The Huffington Post - 27 Apr 2015 22:08
5 Gadgets That Every FashionBlogging is serious and unpredictable business, and for a Fashion blogger, that means being picture perfect at the drop of a pin. That, of course doesn't matter if you don't have the right gadgets to... capture the perfect new outfit or accessory, to leave your readers lusting for more and the brands calling. Fashion and technology have been mashed together on many occasions to create gadgets that not only look amazing, but that simply the life of a fashion blogger, by providing the ability to create great images and blogs. Gadgets: Freedom Pop Photon: Stay connected at all times, whether you are travelling or simply choosing to work out of the house/office. For $39.99 you receive a small, and portable device, and FREE Wifi. "Unlike DSL and Cable Internet technology that require physical at...
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Massive 2540mm f/8 NASA LensIf you want a lens that looks more like a spaceship’s laser weapon, today is your lucky day. A ginormous NASA 2540mm f/8 mirror tele lens has appeared on eBay in the “film cameras” category.... Called the Jonel 100, it’s being touted as “one of the biggest lenses ever,” by the seller. The auction’s description […]
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Microsoft Phones InfringeThe case involves two wireless cellular patents owned by InterDigital, a patent licensor.
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Two guys launch an X-wing intoIn an attempt to wow J.J. Abrams and score some tickets to the premiere of "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens," two guys from Essex launched a model X-wing into space.
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ESPN sues Verizon over FiOS custom TV plans

Digital Trends - 27 Apr 2015 22:07
ESPN sues Verizon over FiOSESPN has decided to back its word from last week and sue Verizon over the latter's FiOS custom TV plan, which allows customers to pick and choose channels. ESPN said ESPN and ESPN 2 cannot be sold... separately. The post ESPN sues Verizon over FiOS custom TV plans appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Elders Try Snapchat For TheSnapchat is no doubt one of the hottest apps around right now, but not everyone gets the point of sending pictures and videos that will self-destruct. In The Fine Brothers latest installment of... "Elders React," they had their crew of older (and wiser) folks weigh in on the photo messaging application. While they seemed amused at first, taking selfies and adding doodles to their snaps, they were puzzled and less-than-thrilled when they learned that their photos would be gone within hours. "Why would anyone do that?" one of the elders asked. "It's kinda stupid," said another. But a few of the others were a little quicker to pick up on why the app might be used by those wanting to send less-than-innocent messages (though the majority of users say they use it primarily to share funny content)....
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AstroGro System MightIf one were to go on a long voyage, a very important aspect to think of would be having enough supplies – you can have the best crew on board, but without the basic sustenance of food, you would... only be traveling in a "coffin". Having said that, a NASA challenge has resulted in the AstroGro, which happens to be a space garden pod that has been specially developed in order to address the issue of not having enough food on long, drawn out manned missions in space. AstroGro will fall back on 3D printing, using it to produce a system which can be replicated and modified even when one is in orbit. Sporting artificial intelligence that will monitor the area to ensure ideal growing conditions are met, the AstroGro system can be smartphone controlled, as well as being used by other compatible...
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The bottleneck for Apple WatchThe Apple Watch officially started shipping on Friday, but for many buyers, the wait is just beginning. Within hours of becoming available for preorder, the Apple Watch sold out and was backordered by... at least a month. I ordered my Apple Watch (38mm stainless steel with soft pink modern buckle) roughly six hours after preorders started, only to get stuck with an ambiguous "June" shipping date. See also: 7 things we just found out about the Apple Watch The good news: Some users are getting orders more quickly than anticipated. A number of Apple Watch buyers who Mashable spoke with have reported faster shipping dates, even for orders initially pegged for June. Some of those users have received their watches already.
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Color-shifting clothes areThese clothes change color under UV light.          
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Cool Drone Streams Video Live To YouTube

Ubergizmo - 27 Apr 2015 22:00
Cool Drone Streams Video LiveIt is not every day that one gets to play with a drone, and most of the time, drones can be used to capture footage from a nice, vantage point of view which cannot really be done traditionally. This... opens up new horizons when it comes to creating some really stunning photos, but at the same time, privacy issues also abound since the boundaries of its usage become borderless in one sense. You might want to be careful the next time you hear the hum of a drone near you, since it might actually be a sick voyeur who is checking out on what you're wearing. Having said that, more regulation is required, but back to the topic at hand – this particular drone works differently from the rest since it has the ability to stream live video to YouTube, now how about that? Such an ability is definitely...
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LG Watch Urbane rolls out this week

Coolest Gadgets - 27 Apr 2015 22:00
LG Watch Urbane rolls out thisNow that the dust has more or less settled over the release of the Apple Watch, are there different kinds of smart timepieces in the market which will be able to provide a decent fight? Probably,... especially when you take into consideration that nobody is perfect, and in the case of corporations, that rule applies, too. South Korea's LG has just announced that the LG Watch Urbane will be made ...
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Rolling up the sleeves of a collared shirt isn't exactly rocket science, but there are a few different methods for doing so. The Art of Manliness Shows off three different ways that work best in... different situations.
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(Reuters) - Facebook Inc introduced free video calling in its Messenger phone app on Monday as the company seeks to transform its mobile messaging service into a full-featured platform with the same... reach as its 1.4 billion user social network.
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[From AppleTell] Heavenstrike Rivals from Square Enix currently rests at a 4-1/2 star rating in iTunes. That may soon push up even higher with higher with today's update to v3.
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Heavenstrike Rivals for iOS,Fans of the multiplayer component will be especially pleased. The post Heavenstrike Rivals for iOS, Android gets fixes, new features appeared first on AppleTell.
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During this year's Salone del Mobile, Dutch Design firm Weltevree unveiled its own updated take on the root cellar. The prefabricated Groundfridge uses the earth's own insulating properties to keep... food fresh, no electricity required. ..
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LG Website Hints At UpcomingIt has long been rumored that LG is developing a new Windows Phone smartphone. We have heard nothing yet officially from the company on this matter but recently a render did appear online claiming to... show the WP that LG has built, apparently it will be an exclusive to Verizon in the United States. Today evidence has surfaced from LG’s own website which hints at the possibility that this actually might happen in the near future. A listing on LG’s official website for documentation of open-source licenses points towards the LG VW820 model number accompanied by a LG VW820SS variant, branded as “Windows phone.” It’s clear from the model number itself that this handset is intended for Verizon Wireless, but it remains to be seen if LG will release it in other markets, or even on other...
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T-Mobile resumes ZTE ZmaxAfter a brief hiatus, T-Mobile has resumed sales of the ZTE Zmax, this time with instructions for the customer regarding the battery. T-Mobile had to halt the sales of the ZTE Zmax recently thanks to... some customers who had attempted to remove the non-removable battery. After an investigation, which was led by ZTE, it was determined that only a small number of customers made the attempt, and the device was safe to sell.
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Producer tells 'overlyAdam Sandler's Ridiculous Six is getting more ridiculous with each passing day. Video obtained by Indian Country Today shows numerous Native actors on the set of the Netflix film (which Sandler... co-wrote and is starring in) arguing with a producer, who has yet to be identified, as well as two crew members. The actors and producer argue about the script's details, such as characters named "Beaver's Breath" and the inaccuracy of set designs, such as, as one actor puts it, the "insulting and inappropriate" decoration of a wedding teepee. See also: Where are the mainstream TV shows about American Indians?
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Cool Products for Teaching Kids How to Code

The Huffington Post - 27 Apr 2015 21:52
Cool Products for TeachingThe trend to teach coding to kids is exploding. With inevitable tech-filled futures ahead of this iGeneration, parents are hopping onto the programming bandwagon in the hopes that it will not only... give their kids a leg up, but also provide the skills necessary to compete in our highly digital society. While coding is the buzzword du jour, the question begs, is it really a learning necessity in this day and age? In non-technical terms, coding is the backbone of all computer programming, software, mobile apps and websites. It serves as the language that translates commands into technology taking action - whether it's printing a document from a computer or making a character fly in a game on a tablet. So it's natural to assume that learning this language gives kids an opportunity to have...
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Facebook rolls out video callsFacebook on Monday began rolling out video calling on its Messenger mobile application, enabling face-to-face conversations among users of the app around the world.
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Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 OpenActivision and Treyarch studios have got us all pumped up for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. The next title is this franchise is due for release later this year, just yesterday an official trailer for... this title was finally released. We’ve also been giving more information about Black Ops 3 and the platforms that it will be available on. It has also been confirmed that a Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 open beta will be made available to folks who pre-order the game. The Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 open beta will be available to players on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and the PC who pre-order the title. Neither Activision nor Treyarch have confirmed as yet if this title is going to make its way to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 as well. Treyarch has said that the open beta is possibly going to include...
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DxOMark has just released test results for Samsung's latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 Edge and, by extension, the Galaxy S6. Both phones share the same hardware and specifications,... including a 16MP BSI CMOS sensor, F1.9 lens and optical image stabilization. The S6 Edge's camera performance puts it at the top of DxOMark's mobile rankings - find out why. 
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DxOMark has just released its test results for the Galaxy Note 4, putting it just behind Samsung's Galaxy S6 but above Apple's flagship iPhone 6 Plus. Our comprehensive review of the Note 4 and its... 16MP BSI CMOS sensor, F2.2 lens and optical image stabilization has been updated with DxOMark's findings. See how it stacks up against the competition. 
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Facebook adds free videoUsers can now place free video calls with Messenger, as Facebook continues to extend the app beyond simple text-based chats. With the feature, Facebook is also taking a jab at competing products like... Apple's FaceTime, Microsoft's Skype and Google Hangouts. Facebook previously allowed video calling through its site on the desktop, but not within its Messenger app. The video calling feature is available in the iOS and Android Messenger apps. iOS users will be able to video chat with Android users, and vice versa. It began rolling out Monday in the U.S. and more than a dozen other countries including Mexico, Nigeria and Uruguay, with availability in more regions slated for the coming months, Facebook said in a blog post.
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Lexus RC 350 F Sport Review

TechCrunch - 27 Apr 2015 21:45
Lexus RC 350 F Sport Review The Lexus RC 350 F Sport combines a stylish body and just over 300 horsepower to deliver a luxury ride that won’t bore you on your commute. If you’re familiar with Lexus’s attempts at making... their lines a bit sportier, the RC 350 F Sport borrows the same V6 engine that powered last year’s IS 350 F Sport. It’s got plenty of kick, but Lexus wraps it in a heavy…
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Rent An R8 In San FranciscoAudi has launched a new pilot program in San Francisco, allowing its residents to rent vehicles directly from the company. The German car market is offering many of its vehicles and those who are... interested in this program can even rent out the Audi R8 supercar. Pricing differs depending on which model you choose to drive, obviously a vanilla four door saloon will be cheaper to rent out than the R8. Under this pilot program Audi will directly rent cars to San Francisco residents on a per-day basis for up to 28 days at one time. A smartphone will be essential to the entire experience. Users will lock and unlock the rented car through a smartphone app and even use it for starting the vehicle. They will be provided a digital key card as backup in the likely even that their smartphone is out...
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SwiftKey Debuts 'Clarity,' An SwiftKey, the makers of one of the more popular third-party keyboard applications for Android, and more recently, iOS, is out today with a new product – an “experimental” mobile keyboard app... it’s calling Clarity. While SwiftKey’s flagship product is a predictive keyboard that adapts to the way you type in order to smartly suggest words you can select with a tap,…
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Apple tightens up, restrictsApple passes on gas gags for the smartwatch, as Discover cards join the Apple Pay service. Meanwhile, Jay Z takes to Twitter to defend his Tidal music streaming service.
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Instagram Adds Three NewInstagram’s lineup of filters is getting more and more crowded. After announcing five new ones last December, the company is back again with another three. Also announced today was new emoji support... for photo hashtags. The three new filters are called Lark, Reyes, and Juno. Instagram calls them “modern, subtle filters that brighten and enhance […]
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It's not ONLY Microsoft A new report says the companies whose complaints have been included in the European Union's formal antitrust charges against Google have been revealed, even though the European... Commission is still keeping the official list of complainants under wraps....
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MIT Forum for Supply ChainGroup will focus on helping industry expose and mitigate risk.
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Apple's Q2 Earnings and Call With Analysts -- Live Blog

Wall Street Journal - 27 Apr 2015 21:33
Apple's Q2 Earnings and CallApple's earnings for the quarter ending in March are under the microscope Monday. Apple Pay and the Apple Watch got the lion's share of news headlines in the second quarter, but iPhone sales are the... company's bread and butter.
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[EntertainmentTell] How was your Record Store Day?

Technology Tell - 27 Apr 2015 21:32
[From EntertainmentTell] Wrapping up Record Store Day 2015
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Jack Nicholson's reaction toJack Nicholson feels the same way we all do about Jared Leto's as the Joker. Getting Jared Leto to play The Joker for the upcoming Suicide Squad movie was a weird choice, but we all kinda went along... with it. After all, Heath Ledger seemed like an odd choice for the Joker in The Dark Knight, but his version of Batman's most sadistic villain ended up becoming memorably brilliant. "Hey, if Heath Ledger can do it, so can Jared Leto" was essentially our shared motto for the past few weeks. Then David Ayer released a picture of Jared Leto as The Joker on Friday and the Internet instantly regretted giving the benefit of the doubt to anything ever.
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Mobile apps riddled with security flaws

SC Magazine - 27 Apr 2015 21:30
Andrew Hogg, CEO of Now Source, explains how some of the most popular applications can be riddled with security flaws.
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Don't have $13K to pony up forThere are a few rumors flying around about Tesla's upcoming April 30 announcement, when it's expected to reveal its home battery. The company could lease the battery rather than sell it, according to... The Guardian. The post Don’t have $13K to pony up for a Tesla home battery? It may lease them instead appeared first on Digital Trends.
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42 aftershocks have rattledWhile the desperate effort to save lives in earthquake-ravaged Nepal intensified on Monday, residents and rescuers remain uneasy over the more than 40 aftershocks that have rattled the region since... Saturday See also: Aerial footage from Nepal reveals earthquake devastation Simon Rogers, a data editor at Google's News Lab, used data from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) that show the location of aftershocks since Friday's devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake. The data show there have been more than 40 smaller earthquakes after the big one, which struck 34-km ESE of Lamjung, Nepal, at 6:11 a.m. UTC, ranging from 6.7 to 4.1. At magnitude 6.7, that powerful aftershock was strong enough to feel like an another earthquake, making buildings sway and sending panicked Kathmandu residents running...
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Lots of girls play Minecraft, but you wouldn't know it from the default character options. Unless you've been willing to pay up or install a mod, your only real choice so far has been Steve, the... game's male mascot. At last, though, things are opening...
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Unread 1.5

The Loop - 27 Apr 2015 21:25
Unread is a really nice RSS reader for iPhone and iPad. I have it on my devices.∞ Read this on The Loop
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[From EntertainmentTell] "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" will end its long run this summer
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Silver Linings in Big Cloud Spending

Wall Street Journal - 27 Apr 2015 21:24
Silver Linings in Big CloudAmazon, Google and Microsoft are spending billions to stay competitive in the cloud, with shareholders cheering them along. That is good for their suppliers.
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Apple Watch Shatters WhenI am quite sure that the dust has more or less settled concerning the highly sought after Apple Watch, and it looks as though there has been no shortage of torture tests for the Apple Watch, be it in... the kitchen or done in a scientific manner. Well, it seems that the $349 Apple Watch Sport edition that comes with an Ion-X glass screen is not going to amount to much, taking into consideration how its 'durable’ screen actually shattered when the watch’s face hit the ground first. Do bear in mind that any kind of screen damage is not covered where free repairs are concerned for the warranty that deals with the Apple Watch. At least the waterproof claims do live up with what Apple has mentioned, as the timepiece managed to work just as well despite being submerged 15 minutes in a swimming...
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iOS vs Android: The 2015 Edition

Gizmodo - 27 Apr 2015 21:23
It's been 7 years, and the great iOS vs Android debate rumbles on--in internet forums and real life. But these platforms have come a long way even in the last year or two. Do the old arguments still... apply? What features separate iOS 8.3 from Android 5.1 Lollipop? We used a Nexus 6 and an iPhone 6 to investigate.
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[From EntertainmentTell] Seth Rollins weaseled his way out of the steel cage with a little help from his friends to remain World Champ.
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Sources: Amazon Plans 'Prime Amazon last week disclosed that its Amazon Web Services business made nearly $1.6 billion in revenues last quarter with profits of $265 million, but that is not the only effort the e-commerce, cloud... and distribution giant is making on the B2B front. TechCrunch has been told by sources that Amazon is now doubling down on its B2B supply marketplace. The focus will be on Amazon for Business…
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'We know too many FreddieBALTIMORE — Some of the speakers at the funeral for Freddie Gray — who died in police custody in Baltimore on April 19 — wanted the service to be non-political. But the ceremony quickly evolved... into a mix of mourning and call to action, and the crowd didn’t seem to mind Mourners poured into New Shiloh Baptist Church on Monday, filling the red-cushioned seats well over capacity. They applauded proclamations about Gray’s life and what he might have made of himself. They shouted their approval when speakers said Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake hadn’t done enough to support the community since Gray died. And churchgoers roared their approval when Dr. Reverend Jamal Harrison Bryant ended his eulogy by shouting, “no justice, no peace,” a rallying cry for protesters since...
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Minecraft Players Can NowMinecraft is a very popular game that’s played by millions of people from all around the world, men and women alike. Whenever a player fires up the game for the first time they’re given the option... to play as Steve, commonly referred to as the “Minecraft Guy,” the blocky blue-shirted character is doubtedly the most famous minecrafter in the world. However “jolly old Steve doesn’t really represent the diversity of our playerbase,” says Mojang, which is why Minecraft players will now also be given the option to play as a girl if they want. This is why all Minecraft players will be given the opportunity to play with an Alex skin instead. Alex has “thinner arms, redder hair and a ponytail,” according to Mojang’s description. Alex was actually introduced last year in...
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App My Life: How Notion Is Simplifying Home Security

The Huffington Post - 27 Apr 2015 21:20
App My Life: How Notion IsSecurity is a vital part of our wellbeing. Being able to provide a secure home for your family is something we all strive for, and while most home security systems do a great job of detecting things... like motion, and open doors, Notion smart sensors monitor everything in your home and sends you the report through an app on your phone. How? The Notion units contain a sensor for everything, from light, acceleration, orientation, temperature, proximity, natural frequency and even moisture. Add a sensor anywhere you may need it. The Notion bridge will then connect all of your sensors to your home Wi-Fi network. Plug, Sync, and You're Set! Download the IOS or Android App to stay connected at all times. Why limit yourself to your doors and windows, Notions wide array of sensors mean you can use...
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Phone-packed Africa leads wayServices allowing consumers to perform banking and payment operations on their mobile phones are surging in sub-Saharan Africa, blazing a trail for the rest of the slower-moving world to follow.
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[From EntertainmentTell] Why most of the world is wrong about the look of Jared Leto's Joker
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Mine, All Mine

Slate - 27 Apr 2015 21:18
Emily Yoffe, aka Dear Prudence, is online weekly to chat live with readers. An edited transcript of the chat is below. (Sign up here to get Dear Prudence delivered to your inbox each week. Read... Prudie's Slate columns here. Send questions to Prudence at prudence@slate.com.)
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Chipotle, a company known for making oversized burritos and publishing literary fiction on items of trash, announced today that it has stopped serving food made from genetically modified organisms... (GMOs). Oh hooray, yet another victory for misinformation.
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Obama's Unclassified Emails Hacked?

Ubergizmo - 27 Apr 2015 21:17
Obama's Unclassified EmailsAs we mentioned earlier this morning concerning Tesla's website and Twitter account being hacked over the weekend, there is precious little out there that cannot get hacked once it is brought online.... It does not matter if you happen to be the most powerful man in the world, it looks as though Russian hackers have managed to gain access to President Obama's unclassified emails after compromising the White House computer system in 2014. Apparently, the full picture was not shared, as the breach ended up being a whole lot more intrusive than what was originally thought. Officials have also conceded that sensitive information that were stored in the unclassified system were accessed by the hackers, which certainly does not bode well no matter which way you look at it. The hack was discovered...
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Patch NOW after researcher drops zero-day on popular blog software A frustrated Finnish security researcher has gone public with a vulnerability in WordPress that lets attackers hijack website admin... accounts....
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Don't click on any links in suspicious emails: It's a message that information technology professionals have stressed for years. But the seriousness of the threat has only grown since criminals used a... technique known as phishing to infiltrate emails at a number of high-profile targets.
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Living in a Trustless World

The Huffington Post - 27 Apr 2015 21:16
Living in a Trustless WorldComcast's decision not to move forward with its proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable "is a victory not only for the Justice Department, but also for providers of content and streaming services... who work to bring innovative products to consumers across America and around the world," said Attorney General of the United States Eric Holder in a written statement. Clearly, the DOJ, FCC, FTC and others who lobbied hard to kill the deal did not trust a combined ComcastNBCUniversalTimeWarnerCable mega-ISP to provide everyone with appropriately balanced access to the Internet. Wrong Century, Wrong Argument If you ask politicians and antitrust lawyers about it (and I have), you will hear familiar strains from last century's "demonification of big business" songbook. I fully understand why people...
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Will Twitter Deliver on ItsTwitter reports earnings on Tuesday.
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These Fire-FilledEarlier this year, photographer Benjamin Von Wong got a call from the Chinese telecom company Huawei. They were getting ready to launch a new smartphone called the P8, and they wanted Von Wong to... shoot the craziest photographs he could come up with. The rules for the shoot were: it had to be done with […]
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ESPN has achieved theVerizon isn’t a company that we normally think of as a champion for consumers. However, it deserves a good deal of credit recently for its bold decision to start offering its FiOS customers slimmer... bundles of channels that may or may not include ESPN on them. As Re/code reports, ESPN has now sued Verizon for allegedly violating its agreements to not break up its channels into smaller bundles. While ESPN may very well be in the right legally, I still can’t help but root for Verizon here. DON’T MISS: Man accidentally buys an Xbox One on the Apple Watch during live review The reason for this is because ESPN has been one of the biggest reasons why our cable TV bills have gone
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Thermaltake water-coolingMoving heat from your watercooling loop to the radiator may be a bit easier than usual with Thermaltake's new ranges, which use a high quality brazing technique to improve uniform heat absorption. The... post Thermaltake water-cooling radiators wipe the sweat off your computer’s brow appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Konami signals USA exit (sort of)

Slash Gear - 27 Apr 2015 21:13
Konami signals USA exit (sortThis week several facts have come to light with big implications for Konami's future. One has to do with their upcoming (axed) horror game "Silent Hills". Another has to do with the New York Stock... Exchange. A third fact surfaced this past May - and we'll see it pop up again soon: Konami's profits. They're not going away as a …
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If you think dreams can't actually hurt you, then this might make you reconsider. Last night, I dreamed that I forgot my password. When I woke up, I had actually forgotten my password.
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Galaxy Note 3 Android 5.0Multiple carriers in the country today released the Lollipop update for select devices. T-Mobile kicked off the day with Lollipop for the Galaxy Note 4. Sprint later released Android 5.0 for the LG... G2. Now we have U.S. Cellular joining the fray as the carrier has finally released Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Galaxy Note 3. The update is based on Android 5.0 and has build number N900R4TYUCOC3. Galaxy Note 3 owners on U.S. Cellular should expect to see a new user interface with Material Design elements after the update has been installed. Lockscreen notifications are a major feature in this update, they’ll also notice performance improvements and overall enhancements once they have jumped up to Lollipop. U.S. Cellular is rolling out the update over-the-air as most updates are these days so...
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Drones To Plant A Billion Trees Annually?

Ubergizmo - 27 Apr 2015 21:11
Global warming is a very real topic, and definitely not one to be joked about, as there is only one planet earth, and all of us happen to be living on it, with no where else that is viable for us to... survive. An ex-NASA engineer has a bright idea – why not plant more trees along the way? This is a pretty sound idea, and a basic one of course, but just how many trees should be planted? A million? 10 million? No, the figure is a whole lot more ambitious actually, as he is looking forward to plant a whopping one billion trees each year, and this will be made possible with a little bit of help from drones, of course. Just how far will planting a billion trees each year go in solving climate issues in the world, we do not really know, but at least the drones will be able to do their part when...
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Tom Brady is in the new 'TedFull warning: Tom Brady in the new Ted 2 trailer is really funny, but also really NSFW. In 2012, Seth McFarlane brought his raunchy Family Guy style of humor to real life with Ted. The movie was a hit... and McFarlane assumed that the world had finally accepted his potential outside of the animation room. Then A Million Ways to Die in The West came out and he realized that maybe his life outside of the animation room would best be held to voicing teddy bears. If you're at a work desk or near a kindergarten, you may wanna watch the trailer with headphones. Mark Wahlberg and Ted return in Ted 2 on June 26.
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Strange supernova is 'missingAstronomers using the National Science Foundation's Very Large Array (VLA) have found a long-sought "missing link" between supernova explosions that generate gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) and those that... don't. The scientists found that a stellar explosion seen in 2012 has many characteristics expected of one that generates a powerful burst of gamma rays, yet no such burst occurred.
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Where's the Weather app on the Galaxy S6?

Android Central - 27 Apr 2015 21:09
Where's the Weather app on theSamsung will happily show you the weather all over the Galaxy S6, but there's no icon in the app drawer. While you may have a favorite weather app to turn to for what is happening near you, a lot of... folks rely on whatever app is handy. For some that means the weather notifications through Google Now are perfect, while others rely on that quick glance baked into their favorite clock widget. Like most Android phones, the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge offers a clock widget with weather built in that pops up as soon as you hit the home screen for the first time. This same weather information is available on the lock screen, as well as the Information Stream on the Galaxy S6 edge. It's powered by Accuweather, and works reasonably well for offering up a quick glance at your current weather. The only...
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Mood Tracking is a Chore. Here's Why I Do it Anyway.

The Huffington Post - 27 Apr 2015 21:08
Mood Tracking is a Chore.Mood tracking has been a surprise hit for Exist. When we first introduced it, the feature was fairly hacky. If you opt-in, we send you an email at 9pm every night and you can reply with a score for... your day from 1-5 (1 being terrible; 5 being perfect) and a note about what happened. Now that we have mobile apps in beta testing we're working on a native experience for mood tracking. We've got native notifications and a snazzy interface for submitting your mood entry: Whether they use our apps or the email interface, lots of our users love mood tracking. We never expected it to be such a central part of Exist, so we've been blown away by how many people mention it as one of their favourite features. Although my co-founder Josh agrees with most of our users that reflecting on his day each...
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Twitter knows advertising, but does it know how to get new users? That will be the question on investors' minds Tuesday when the company reports earnings for the first quarter of 2015. Once again,... Twitter's advertising business is expected to have had a good quarter. Analyst estimates have the company posting earnings of 4 cents per share with $456.52 million in revenue, which would be an 83 percent hike since the first quarter of 2014. But revenue growth isn't in doubt. User growth is.
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You Can Now Use Emojis inThe update also includes three new photo filters
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Scanadu Raises $35M Series B Scanadu, a health tech startup working on devices that can scan and upload medical-grade diagnostic tests to a smartphone, has raised $35 million in Series B financing. The round was led by Chinese... investment firms Fosun International and Tencent Holdings Limited, with participation from China Broadband Capital and Iglobe Partners of Singapore, as well as previous investors Relay Ventures…
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Instagram Releases Three NewBack in December Instagram introduced five new filters which the community gratefully received so it’s not surprising to see the Facebook-owned company introduce some more. Today Instagram has... released three new filters and has also made an interesting addition, users will now be able to insert emoji hashtags into their posts. The three new filters released today are called Lark, Reyes and Juno. Instagram explains that these three filters are “inspired by weekend adventures outdoors.” These modern, subtle filters brighten and enhance photos. Lark desaturates reds and brings out the blues and greens, it’s recommended for landscapes. Reyes adds a vintage and dusty look to photos while Juno tints cool tones green and brings out warm tones for vibrant photos of people. It’s now...
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You Can Make Video Calls inFacebook Messenger is taking on FaceTime, Skype and Google Hangout
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Say hello to Alex, Minecraft'sYou can now choose to play a woman in Minecraft. Although it is 2015 and women have long made up nearly half the world's population, Minecraft has only now recognised gender diversity in gameplay by... adding its first playable female character named Alex....
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BLU Selfie Sports 13MP Cameras

Ubergizmo - 27 Apr 2015 21:02
BLU Selfie Sports 13MP CamerasWhen you have a smartphone that comes with the name BLU Selfie, you can be assured that this is not a device that will sport poor quality cameras – and thankfully, the BLU Selfie, despite not being... made by one of the more notable smartphone manufacturers in the market, did not decide to skimp on quality, which is why this particular handset will come with not just one, but two 13MP cameras, now how about that? The BLU Selfie lives up to its name then, as with a pair of 13MP cameras, with one of it in front while the other is in the back, you can be sure that it will be able to shoot great looking still shots – and selfies too, of course, so that it can live up to its name. The asking price of $249 a pop is definitely something that is worth looking at, taking into consideration how...
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Apple Watch Display QualityDisplayMate Technologies has extensively tested the Apple Watch's flexible OLED display and shared the results today based on several categories, including screen reflection, brightness and contrast... with ambient light, color gamut with ambient light, and viewing angle variations. Overall, the company found the Apple Watch to have an "excellent smart watch display" with accurate colors and picture quality. In a side-by-side comparison with the iPhone 6 display, the display calibration company found that Apple has taken measures to ensure that the Apple Watch display has the same colors, color calibration and color accuracy as the larger smartphone screen. The stainless steel and gold Apple Watches with sapphire crystal displays, however, have much higher reflectance in ambient light and...
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A Guide to Earthquakes

Scientific American - 27 Apr 2015 21:02
What causes tremors? What makes them stop? Can they be predicted? Are our buildings as safe as they can be? --
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This is astronaut ScottKelly tweeted a picture of his minuscule bedroom aboard the International Space Station, where he is spending a full year.
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Looking for 'the nextFacebook will now allow consumers to make high definition video calls with the mobile applications for Messenger, the dedicated communications service that has become a social platform unto itself... around the world. The feature is free to use and available right now in the Messenger applications for iOS and Android devices. A Windows Phone release hasn’t been revealed, and it’s not clear if the feature will eventually come to Messenger’s desktop site. […]
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$41.8m Casino Jackpot PayoutIt is always nice to have a whole lot more money than what one has at the moment, as money does give us options. The thing is, not everyone will be able to spend the extra money wisely. Well, it is a... shame to bring you word that a 90-year-old woman from Illinois was denied a whopping $41.8 million bonus on a video penny slot machine after she lost a court case – with a computer glitch being cited as the cause. 90-year old grandmother Pauline McKee was happily feeding the Miss Kitty game coins at a casino when she picked up 185 credits, which is the equivalent of $1.85. However, there was a message that appeared on screen, touting that she picked up a bonus that is worth a whopping $41,797,550.16, now this is certainly unbelievable. Needless to say, the casino flatly refused to pay out,...
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If you're not a Marvel fan,As if you needed any more reasons to get pumped about the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron movie. But sure, why not add another log to the fire? Marvel fan Robert Jones has compiled a supercut tribute... to all of the Marvel films, cut to the song "A Light That Never Comes" by Linkin Park, and it will pretty much blow your hair back Marvel fans, assemble! This selfie-snapping streaker is a bigger football fan then you Fox makes itself a sandwich, naturally Woman swallows balloon, horrifies partygoers Jack Nicholson's reaction to Jared Leto's Joker was perfect
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[From GamerTell] Starting this week, you can be a boy or a girl in the PS3, PS4, and Vita versions of Minecraft.
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PureGear reveals their maiden Selfie Stick attempt

Coolest Gadgets - 27 Apr 2015 21:00
PureGear reveals their maidenForget about the Age of Ultron – it is the age of selfies that are taking over the world, and of course, when one uses the term selfie here, it is used in a very loose manner since it would also... include "wefies", which would be the capture of not just your very own photo, but that of other people as well within the same group. Having said that, most ...
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Short film Life on TrialThis post is brought to you by TeliaSonera International Carrier. If your internet service provider faced a trial, would it be found guilty of sucking? That’s the cheeky question posed by satirical... short film Life on Trial, a goofball riff…
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6 things we already know about the LG G4

PC World - 27 Apr 2015 21:00
6 things we already know aboutThere are a ton of rumors out there, though only a fraction have a bit of truth to them.
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I'm chasing the shadows of paranormal experience

New Scientist - 27 Apr 2015 21:00
Researching ghosts, ESP and precognition is real science, says Caroline Watt, and it takes more rigour than most (full text available to subscribers)
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The business of tracking your health with smartwatches or fitness trackers is oppressively hardware-heavy--all those wires, charging docks, and batteries. But that's poised to change. Soon, it might... be the space around you that do the monitoring.
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The best temperature for a run is a cool, overcast 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Sound too cold? Maybe at first--but once you've warmed up, the cool air means you can dissipate heat more easily.
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What could possibly go wrong? Trust us - Europe doesn't - but you can trust us Google is offering to buy patents from inventors in a race against patent trolls. The California giant wants to snatch... the blueprints before they can be used in infringement lawsuits against it....
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Microsoft could write offMicrosoft has signaled that it may take a massive write-off of its Nokia acquisition, perhaps as early as July. In the 10-Q filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last week,... Microsoft said that its Phone Hardware division, which is based largely on the Nokia assets acquired last year for approximately $7.9 billion, lost money in the March quarter. With revenue at $1.4 billion for the period, Microsoft said, cost of revenue exceeded sales by $4 million, meaning the company lost about 12 cents--even before marketing, R&D and other expenses were factored in--on each phone sold.
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Dell ready to help enterprisesProliferation tends to be a consequence any time a new technology trend takes off, and enterprise social networks are a prime example. Jive, Yammer and Salesforce Chatter are all among the competitors... in this arena, and more than a few organizations are struggling under the weight of several of them. That's where Dell is aiming to help. The company's new Migration Manager for Enterprise Social, launched Monday, lets organizations consolidate Jive content into Microsoft Yammer. In so doing, Dell says it can help eliminate the cost and burden of supporting redundant social networks, including the challenge of keeping track of duplicated content. As a Microsoft partner, Dell's goal also includes helping organizations maximize their investment in Office 365 and Yammer.
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Tech Expansion Overruns Silicon Valley

Wall Street Journal - 27 Apr 2015 20:54
Tech Expansion OverrunsRoom to grow is evaporating in Silicon Valley as technology giants' voracious appetites for expansion are running up against residents weary of clogged streets and cramped classrooms.
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Facebook Messenger scoresEven if you don't use Facebook as a way to share every mundane snippet of your day, there's a good chance you use the social network's Messenger app, which allows users to chat with each other, send... files, and make voice calls. Joining that starting today is another feature, one that is keeping it on par with some other chatting …
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Watch Now: Hilarious newWho would have thought that someone could make a hilarious movie starring a talking stuffed bear. But, alas, that’s exactly what Seth MacFarlane did with the 2012 movie Ted starring Mark Whalberg... and Mila Kunis. Building off of the success of the first film, an appropriately titled sequel called Ted 2, was put into production. The plot of the second film, naturally, centers on Ted getting married to Tami-Lynn and their efforts to adopt a baby. DON’T MISS: Apple Watch makes the worst thing about the iPhone 6 even worse To get you appropriately amped up for the movie, which is slated to drop on June 26, Universal Pictures released the following trailer earlier today.
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Credo Ventures Closes New Credo Ventures, the Prague-based VC targeting the CEE region, has closed its second fund, ‘Credo 2′, which, at €34 million, is more than twice that of the firm’s original €18 million fund... launched in 2010.
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Release Notes Conference

The Loop - 27 Apr 2015 20:51
You need more than technical chops to succeed as an independent developer. You need business sense as well. So this October, join some of the most experienced entrepreneurs and leaders in our... community as they gather to talk about the business of iOS and Mac development. This is going to be a great conference. I'll be speaking, but I'm also looking forward to hearing the other speakers and meeting some new people.∞ Read this on The Loop
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Lenovo Introduces New ThinkCentre Chromebox

Ubergizmo - 27 Apr 2015 20:51
Lenovo Introduces NewLenovo peers into the future of childrens’ education with the introduction of their new ThinkCentre Chromebox, which has been specially designed for the education sector as well as small business... users. Basically, the ThinkCentre Chromebox will help you save plenty of physical space, where this one liter desktop happens to be versatile enough to be placed anywhere, is easy to manage, and will sport an entire ecosystem of useful, optional accessories – running on Google’s Chrome operating system, of course. Not only that, the ThinkCentre Chromebox holds the distinction of being the first and only Chromebox in the market at the moment which will be able to merge the ThinkCentre Tiny-in-One to instantly deliver a comprehensive 23″ viewing experience, now how about that? For those who...
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CNN's Peter Hamby Is Moving to Snapchat

The New York Times - 27 Apr 2015 20:51
Mr. Hamby, a national political reporter, said he would join the photo and video messaging start-up in an editorial capacity.
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Lyft Is Testing A Feature That Lyft is testing a new feature for Lyft Line users that will make rides a little bit cheaper. The new feature allows Line riders that are willing to wait for a little bit longer to take... less-expensive rides. I first spotted the feature when taking a ride from San Mateo. It appears to be a test, and features such as these tend to be available only to a small number of users. It’s still a…
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The five new filters that Instagram released back in December have reportedly been such a hit with users, the company has unveiled three more retouching options: Lark, Reyes and Juno. According to... Instagram's blog, Lark softens reds in favor of blue ...
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John Oliver puts the 'fastJohn Oliver's quest to right every wrong in the world turned its face toward the "fast fashion" industry on Sunday Fast fashion brands, specifically H&M, Walmart, Gap, Joe Fresh and the Children's... Place notoriously take part in unethical business practices in order to keep costs down. These companies have been called out on their practices multiple times and while they claim to have changed policies and improved work conditions, it doesn't seem like that actually happened John Oliver put these companies— and Kathy Gifford— on blast this past Sunday night during Last Week Tonight. This selfie-snapping streaker is a bigger football fan then you Fox makes itself a sandwich, naturally Woman swallows balloon, horrifies partygoers Jack Nicholson's reaction to Jared Leto's Joker was perfect
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At some point in your life you will be asked to order pizza for a group. When that time comes, don't be afraid. All the information you need to determine how many pies to order can be found in the... pizza itself. Because what is a pizza if not a tool for learning fractions?
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It's not an All-Clad, but this 2-quart Cuisinart saucepan uses a similar tri-ply design, carries a stellar 4.7 star review average, and is actually The Sweethome's favorite small saucepan. I've owned... one for about a year, and it's as good as advertised. Even if you only ever use this thing to make instant ramen, it might still be worth it considering how quickly it heats up water. [Cuisinart MultiClad Pro Stainless Steel 2-Quart Saucepan with Cover, $40]
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Exploit code lets unauthorized attackers gain administrative control.
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How to set up tap and pay onGoogle Wallet lets you leave your credit cards or cash in your pocket and pay with your phone. Making tap-to-pay work, however, requires turning on Near Field Communication (NFC), which enables your... phone to talk to the payment terminal. To ensure that you don't get a blank stare from the clerk because your phone payment isn't working, follow these steps to ensure that you'll find mobile payment success. Make sure you turn on NFC in order to start making payments with your phone.
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[From GadgeTell] Does everybody agree Android slates in general have always felt one step behind Apple's iPads?
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Discover Will Support AppleDiscover Financial Services has signed an agreement with Apple that will allow Discover cardholders in the U.S. to set up contactless payments in stores with NFC-enabled payment terminals using Apple... Pay. You will also be able to make in-app purchases using your Discover card through Apple Pay with the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. By adding Discover this fall (between September and November 2016), Apple Pay will support all of the major U.S. credit card companies. Apple Pay launched this past October with support for Visa, MasterCard and American Express out of the gate. Apple has been signing up dozens of bank and credit union partners since then. It is unclear exactly why Discover took longer than the other financial companies, but TheStreet's sources speculated that the delay...
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How Facebook Is HelpingThe tragic earthquake shows how social media helps people connect after chaos
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Etsy CTO On Its Conservatively The online artisans’ marketplace sells some unique products and has some unusual needs when it comes to IT. The company sets itself apart in a number of ways. Instead of using cloud services like... many young organizations, it mostly shuns them preferring to bring as much as possible in-house. Etsy, which recently had a hugely successful IPO, is remarkably conservative in some ways, yet…
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Sports Shorts for April 27,Track and field teams clinch NEWMAC titles; Fodor pitches perfect softball game.
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Facebook Adds Video Calling to Messenger Mobile App

Wall Street Journal - 27 Apr 2015 20:40
Facebook Adds Video Calling toFacebook is adding video calling to Messenger app, the latest in a string of new features for the mobile app.
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10 hidden homeownership costsWith an average price tag of $377,800 in December 2014, according to the United States Census Bureau, new homes are one of the biggest investments a person can make Not included in that hefty figure... are closing costs and optional home inspection fees that buyers also are expected to pay. Closing costs, for example, include processing fees, underwriting fees, recording fees, survey fees and title insurance fees, and typically will put homeowners back an additional 2% to 5% of the loan amount. Home inspection fees average another $250 to $375, according to HomeAdvisor Although these are generally one-time costs and therefore relatively easy to prepare for, there exist other, more hidden costs of homeownership that people might forget to include in their financial plans.
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Can the Apple Watch survive a blender?

Mashable - 27 Apr 2015 20:40
Can the Apple Watch survive aWe have a lot of questions about the Apple Watch, but the most important one is: Will it blend? The pros at Blendtec have a special place in their hearts for Apple products, so when a spiffy new... gadget is released, they destroy it with their blenders — in slow-motion, of course Much like the iPhone 6 Plus before it, the Apple Watch Sport blends into a beautiful dust. Other models of the smartwatch have yet to be tested Tom Brady is in the new 'Ted 2' trailer and it's super NSFW This tribute to every film in the Marvel Universe will knock your socks off Elated dog plays on his very own pup-friendly swing set According to Stephen Hawking, Zayn Malik never left One Direction
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Facebook Messenger Adds Video Calls

Gizmodo - 27 Apr 2015 20:40
Facebook's relentless push to make Messenger happen is still happening, and you can now make video calls over data and Wifi with with Facebook's messaging app.
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Photographers Flocking to SeeBird photographers are reportedly flocking to the town of Noordeinde in The Netherlands after the discovery of a large and friendly European eagle owl that enjoys landing on people’s heads. The... video above shows the 6-pound bird swooping down from a rooftop and landing gracefully on a woman’s head in the midst of delighted photographers. […]
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Yesterday, an environmentalist faction of Anonymous took down a Hawaiian state government website and a site for the Thirty Meter Telescope project, a controversial effort to build the world's second... largest telescope atop Mauna Kea. You've probably never heard of Operation Green Rights. But that's the point.
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The Emperor's New Watch

TechCrunch - 27 Apr 2015 20:34
The Emperor's New Watch The first time-gatherers – horologes – come to us from legend. According to one fairly visceral story, the “division of the day into hours was first suggested by the regular exercise of the... bodily functions of a consecrated monkey, called the Cynocephalus.” More likely, however, watching the sun crawl across the ground in front of a tower was humankind’s first…
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Instagram for iOS Gains ThreeInstagram for iOS received a major update today, adding three new filters to the app: Lark, Reyes, and Juno. Lark brightens up images and adds purple tones, while Reyes adds a vintage-looking fade... with yellow tones. Juno is the boldest of the three new filters, brightening images and bumping up the contrast for a more stylized look. Today's three new filters come four months after Instagram added Slumber, Crema, Ludwig, Aden, and Perpetua, the first new filter additions to the app in two years. With those five filters, Instagram began focusing more on subtle improvements, a trend continued with the three new filters added today. Lark filter on left, Reyes filter on right Instagram has also gained emoji hashtags with the latest update, so it's possible to use emojis to create hashtags to...
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While it might appear that large structures, such as bridges and buildings, remain entirely unmoved by everyday forces like rain and wind, the truth is that they do experience very slight vibrations,... too small to be seen by the human eye. Those vibrations can be indicative of structural damage or instability, but current methods of detecting them are impractical and costly. A new technique developed by MIT researchers is designed to spot those telltale signs of weakness using high speed video and a computer vision technique. ..
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Cloud 9 Fiji, the Floating Bar  Cloud 9 is a floating paradise located close to the main island of Fiji, Viti Levu. Situated in the turquoise waters of Vanua Malolo on Ro Ro Reef, Cloud 9 is a 40-45min boat ride from Port... Denarau, and a 10 minute speed boat ride from Musket Cove Resort, Lomani Resort and Plantation Resort.…
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Facebook Adds Video Calls to Messenger

Re/code - 27 Apr 2015 20:32
Facebook Adds Video Calls toMessenger has been busy in 2015.
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It can be done (with some creative beancounting) Azure revenues are beating AWS and Microsoft is overtaking Amazon on the cloud IT highway....
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Orbit1 wants to make yourWhen you make a 3D printed object, there’s a satisfying feeling from seeing a finished product by knowing that an idea in your head can become a tangible object. Of course, it takes a little bit of... polish to make anything that is 3D printed look good. We’ve seen some tools that will help you smooth and shape your creations, but there’s not much you can do about the physical ...
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Dueling 'Vulcan' SpaceCall it a rocket builder's Vulcan death grip. There appears to be a bit of a row between United Launch Alliance's just announced new Vulcan rocket and the Paul Allen Vulcan Aerospace enterprise, the... big and bold Stratolaunch aircraft.
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Google and Facebook Help NepalAs the extent of the damage became clear, the companies devised ways to help users in affected areas connect with friends and loved ones, and vice versa.
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Tomorrowland is a major contender in this week's trailer roundup, but the emotional standout is The Little Prince. The post The Week in Trailers: The Little Prince Will Make You Weep appeared first on... WIRED.
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Hilarious Video: ManWith the Apple Watch, it’s never been easier to order products online. Not only does Apple’s new wearable support Apple Pay, but Amazon, not surprisingly, already released an Apple Watch app with... one-click purchasing functionality that we just had a feeling would be too dangerous for its own good. DON’T MISS: Galaxy S6 vs. iPhone 6 face off in performance tests - and the results may shock you In a bit of “it’s hilarious as long as it doesn’t happen to you” videography, a CNET reviewer was in the midst of showing off how easy it is to purchase goods and services via the Apple Watch. In the process of demonstrating how voice-activated search operates within the Amazon watch app, he
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Ask an Expert: All About Allergies

Life Hacker - 27 Apr 2015 20:30
The bloom of spring is finally in the air and sniffles abound. Allergies are a minor annoyance for some, but can be significant problems for people who manage serious food allergies or asthma. When... allergies are interrupting your life, how can you manage them more effectively?
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GoPros (and other action cameras) are great, but they're usually not that open to tinkering. If you'd like to build and mess around with your own, DIYer Connor Yamada shows you how to build an action... camera with a Raspberry Pi.
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Lenovo ThinkCentre ChromeboxAt a squat 7-inches tall and a slim 1.4-inches wide, the new Lenovo ThinkCentre Chromebox Tiny doesn't try to take up too much space. It's also only 2.2 pounds, so mounting it won't be a problem for... those who like a clutter-free environment. To that crowd, Lenovo is making the ThinkCentre Chromebox available for use with their Tiny-in-one 23-inch monitor. …
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ESA's Sentinel-2A satellite has arrived safely in French Guiana, ahead of its June 12 launch atop a Vega rocket. It was carried in the belly of an enormous Russian-made Antonov cargo plane, and... protected within a specially-constructed air conditioned habitat. Once operational, the satellite will represent a cornerstone of the agency's Copernicus program, which is striving to revolutionize how we observe and understand our environment, and how we may be able to tackle the detrimental effects of climate change. ..
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Apple Watch Sport has betterApple is pushing into new territory with the Apple Watch, by making it the first device to come from Cupertino that uses an OLED display. One of the reasons Apple’s never brought OLED displays to... the iPhone is they’re more…
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McDonald's new Create Your Taste menu lets you make your own completely customizable and *gasp* delicious looking, gourmet McDonald's burgers . The set up is simple: you hop on a kiosk and select... whatever toppings you like on a burger and McD's will whip it up for you with better ingredients. But that's not fun! Fun is using that kiosk to make the biggest and most ridiculous burger monstrosity that's possible. This is it.
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Tesla Motors Website Got Zapped

Forbes - 27 Apr 2015 20:27
Tesla Motors Website GotOver the weekend the electric car maker, Tesla Motors, briefly lost control of their Twitter accounts and had their DNS hijacked and repointed to a site they did not control.
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Late to the dance: FacebookFacebook Messenger's video calling works much like video calling on rival services.          
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DT Daily: Teen solves Rubik's Cube in five seconds

Digital Trends - 27 Apr 2015 20:26
DT Daily: Teen solves Rubik'sToday on DT Daily: Using your ear to keep your phone secure, we pick the DT Car of the Year, and watch this kid solve a Rubik's Cube way faster than you can. The post DT Daily: Teen solves Rubik’s... Cube in five seconds appeared first on Digital Trends.
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SAS enlarges its palette forSAS Institute did big data decades before big data was the buzz, and now the company is expanding on the ways large-scale computerized analysis can help organizations. As part of its annual SAS Global... Forum, being held in Dallas this week, the company has released new software customized for banking and cybersecurity, for training more people to understand SAS analytics, and for helping non-data scientists do predictive analysis with visual tools. Founded in 1976, SAS was one of the first companies to offer analytics software for businesses. A private company that generated US$3 billion in revenue in 2014, SAS has devoted considerable research and development funds to enhance its core Statistical Analysis System (SAS) platform over the years. The new releases are the latest fruits of these...
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Given the plethora of leaks and teasers that LG Electronics has shared, the LG G4 is practically official. But the device won't be announced until Tuesday. The manufacturer has been teasing features... on the LG G4 for weeks, including its unique design and high-powered camera. The smartphone is expected to help the South Korean electronics maker -- which is known more for its flat-screen TVs -- build a top smartphone brand.
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Tesla Website And Twitter Account Hacked

Ubergizmo - 27 Apr 2015 20:22
Tesla Website And TwitterNo website or online account is immune to being compromised the moment it is online, although there are definitely ways to make it very difficult to do so, of course. Having said that, Tesla more or... less received a double blow over the weekend, as their website as well as Twitter account were hacked over the weekend, and the entire scenario does look as though it happens to be a prank – one that is being "fought out" between rival hackers. Elon Musk's personal Twitter account happened to have been hijacked on Saturday night (US time), and the humans behind it did mention that they were from the infamous hacking crew known as Lizard Squad (who did make the headlines a fair number of times before, such as promising to stop hacking Xbox Live and PSN accounts, or even doing a number on...
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Mad Men, Season 7, Part 2

Slate - 27 Apr 2015 20:21
A spring thaw! Birds chirp! Crocuses bloom! John Swansburg liked an episode of Mad Men!
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CNES awarded Airbus Defence and Space a contract worth 30 million euros to build the spacecraft platform and perform payload integration for the French-German Merlin methane-monitoring satellite. The... post Airbus To Build Platform for CNES-DLR Merlin Methane-monitoring Satellite appeared first on SpaceNews.com.
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Facebook brings video calling to Messenger

Engadget - 27 Apr 2015 20:20
Facebook is no stranger to video chat, but it's been keeping a low profile as of late. Well, it's no longer content to sit on the sidelines while Skype and Hangouts steal the show -- the company has... just introduced video calling in Messenger. Whether...
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Facebook Messenger adds freeFacebook has announced a new update to its Facebook Messenger app that adds support for free video calls for the US and 17 other countries. This new feature means that Facebook Messenger could be a... competitor in the VoIP video market to apps such as Skype and Viber, among others.
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Childhood Obesity IsA new study has found that children in kindergarten and first grade who watch at least 60 minutes of television a day are more likely to be overweight or obese than those less exposed to the tube.... Currently, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a two hour cap on daily TV consumption in childhood, but this study suggests that most kids should watch a maximum of half of that. "Children watching one to two hours were heavier than those watching less than one hour, and were almost as heavy as those watching greater than two hours daily," the study's author, Dr. Mark DeBoer of the University of Virginia, told Newsweek. DeBoer's team assessed data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey, which included 11,113 kids enrolled in kindergarten during the 2011-2012 school year. Part of...
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Facebook Messenger is rolling out video calling in its Messenger app starting today. Once it's live, you can initiate a video call right from an existing Messenger conversation and start chatting with... someone using the Messenger app on iOS or Android.
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The quake-prone Bay Area is already a pretty precarious area for bridges, but now suspicious drone activity is also a concern for San Francisco's famous Golden Gate.
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Video Calling In FacebookIt was not too long ago that we talked about Facebook Hello being the new Dialer App for Android, and here we are with word from Facebook that video calling in Messenger is launched – and available... for the masses, of course. With this particular launch, it would mean that one will be able to enjoy face-to-face conversations with friends as well as those whom one would love to keep in touch with – and this will be done through Messenger, of course. Starting off a video call from any conversation is a snap – and can be accomplished with just a single tap. Assuming you messaging with someone, and figured out that your vocabulary is not going to cut the mustard, just pick the video icon that is located in the top right corner of the screen, and kick off a video call right there and then...
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"Are you beach body ready?" Protein World, an English health and wellness company, posed the familiar-sounding question to London residents on billboards and signs all over the city - alongside a very... fit woman in a bright yellow bikini -- and the reaction has been intense.
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Is Your Job Creative Enough to Resist Robot Automation?

Wall Street Journal - 27 Apr 2015 20:13
Is Your Job Creative Enough to"Jobs that are considered creative today may not be so tomorrow," says Creativity versus Robots, a report co-authored by Oxford University academics.
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U.S. Air Force SBIRS DataThe U.S. Air Force is sharing what service officials have described as "eye-watering" data from its missile warning satellites with the intelligence community as part of a wider effort to maximize... exploitation of the system. The post U.S. Air Force SBIRS Data Sharing Program in Full Swing appeared first on SpaceNews.com.
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A Revealing Look at the OnceA team of Russian researchers are using the Altai Optical Laser Center (AOLC) near Savvushka, Russia to image from the ground various spacecraft. The intent of their work is to help solve problems in... space surveillance.
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Video calls could makeFacebook Messenger is today launching its assault on Skype with a new update that brings video calling to users on Android and iOS. The feature works over Wi-Fi and LTE, and it’s completely free.... After updating your Facebook Messenger app, you’ll find…
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Star Wars Darth Vader Molded Crossbody Purse

Coolest Gadgets - 27 Apr 2015 20:08
Star Wars Darth Vader MoldedDarth Vader might not be the best example when it comes to being a responsible or loving father, what with his rampaging hormones and misguided emotions, but he has certainly grown into the role of... being the universal icon of a bad ass, not to mention evoking a sense of fear with his tall disposition and cold exterior. Well, if you wish not to have anyone disturb you, how about ...
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ESPN sues Verizon over CustomVerizon's attempt to offer smaller, cheaper television bundles could be short-lived if Disney's ESPN has its way. The sports broadcasting giant has sued Verizon over new "Custom TV" bundles that give... users a small base package of channels plus optional add-on packs, CNBC reports. The new TV package arrived last week, and costs $25 less per month than Verizon's standard 235-channel bundle. ESPN is part of the "Sports" add-on pack, which costs $10 extra per month if subscribers don't choose it as one of their two free add-ons. (Check out my latest cord-cutting column for all the details and gotchas with Custom TV.)
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FEATURED -- I really wanted toAnyone who listens to our podcast knows how unbelievably excited BGR founder Jonathan Geller has been leading up to the Apple Watch's debut. You’ll also recall that I, on the other hand, really... haven’t been excited at all on a personal level. Professionally, I’m beyond excited to see the biggest tech company on the planet branch out into an entirely new category that merges wearables with fashion. This could indeed become a massive piece of Apple’s business in the future, as practically everything in our lives becomes connected. But personally, the Apple Watch initially didn’t pique my interest very much at all. Do I really want a device that's going to completely replace the watch collection I love so much? Do I
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Facebook Messenger for iOSFacebook continues to add new capabilities to its Messenger app today with the launch of a new video calling feature. A new video icon at the top of conversation threads will initiate a call, allowing... participants to communicate across platforms over Wi-Fi or LTE connections. The addition puts Facebook in competition with Apple’s FaceTime, Microsoft’s Skype, and other […]
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TMO Daily ObservationsApple Watch can't quite do everything we want, but there are reasons behind those limitations. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet talk discuss why heart rate tracking isn't available in... Apple Watch apps from third party developers, and why watch band accessories may block some Apple Watch functions from working properly.
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Sprint Offers Free Calls AndFollowing in the footsteps of Skype of Microsoft, Sprint, one of the major mobile service providers here in the US have announced that they will be waiving and crediting calls and text messages made... by Sprint customers to Nepal - in a retroactive move, starting from April 25 onward, and this particularly benevolent move is set to continue all the way through to May 16, 2015. In other words, if you were to make calls or write out texts to Nepal, there will be no charges involved to all postpaid and prepaid customers of Sprint, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA. This particular move should be lauded, since it has been shown and proven before that in the event of an emergency, the possibility of text messages going through would be a whole lot higher as opposed to that of a phone call, and...
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OpenMinded Helps Users FindIf you're interested in open relationships, polyamory or swinging, a new website could be a valuable resource for your romantic endeavors. OpenMinded is a new website that helps users connect with... other individuals who are looking for relationships outside of a traditional, monogamous commitment to another person. Marketed as a website for "open relationships, swingers, polyamorous people, and everyone in between," OpenMinded is contributing to a larger conversation surrounding the sustainability of monogamous relationships among both queer and heterosexual couples alike. "We invite everyone to join," a representative of OpenMinded told The Huffington Post. "We have a lot of features on the site to encourage LGBTQ folks to join. There are many different gender options, and we are working...
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Apple releases OS X 10.10.4In addition to releasing the second beta versions of iOS 8.4 with the all-new Music app, Apple today issued a new pre-release build of OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 for testers. The latest build comes in at... 14E11f. The update is available for both developers and public beta testers. Apple released the first preview version of OS X […]
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Get real-time rain andThe Weather Channel app has added some great new functionality in the latest update, including real-time alerts for rain, snow, and lightning. Keeping informed of weather conditions is something that... is important to many. Knowing when the rain has started, or if lightning is in the area is something that people like to know, and there are many great weather apps for Android. The Weather Channel app has been updated with support for real-time alerts for rain, snow, and lightning.
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Apple Seeds Second OS XApple today seeded the second beta of OS X 10.10.4 to developers, approximately a week and a half since releasing the first 10.10.4 beta and nearly three weeks after releasing OS X 10.10.3 with the... Photos for OS X app to the public. Alongside the new developer beta, Apple also released the first public beta version of OS X 10.10.4. Developers can download the new beta, build 14E11f, through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store or through the Mac Developer Center. OS X 10.10.3 introduced several consumer-facing changes including the new Photos for OS X app, a redesigned emoji picker, new diversified emoji, and more, but OS X 10.10.4 appears to be an under-the-hood update that brings performance enhancements and bug fixes. The first two updates to OS X Yosemite, OS X 10.10.1...
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Astronauts Take In 'Gravity'Over the weekend, astronauts aboard the International Space Station raised eyebrows with their choice of movie: "Gravity."
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[From GamerTell] Halo: The Master Chief Collection is so broken, Microsoft had to cancel its own tournament.
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Industry Convergence In These days everyone wants to create the next Uber for anything, and the word “disruption” is mentioned across boardrooms and management meetings in nearly all industries. But while discussing... the true meaning of disruption and which fintech startups are worth keeping an eye on, incumbents are at risk of overlooking players that once were customers and partners that can quickly…
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Why a speed-loving techieCommentary: A slow rail journey from Albuquerque to New York City gives Crave writer Amanda Kooser plenty of time to contemplate how trains fit into a world where so many people prize velocity.
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Apple Watch buyers feel thePerhaps the most interesting thing about Apple is how it’s managed to produce so many devices, so quickly, year after year after year. Designing an iPhone is laudable; shipping millions of iPhones... is awe worthy. Yet it seems that the company may not keep that racket going much longer. Slice Intelligence reports that of the 1.7 million people who pre-ordered an Apple Watch, only about 376,000 of them received one in the mail […]
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Bits Blog: Facebook Adds FreeThe social networking company has allowed free voice calls on its Messenger app for about two years, but now it is adding video calling, matching a key feature offered by rivals.
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Facebook's Messenger adds video chat

CNET - 27 Apr 2015 20:00
Facebook's Messenger addsThe world's largest social network goes toe-to-toe against Apple's FaceTime and Microsoft's Skype.
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Not all living creatures are victims of climate change – some are actively helping to raise temperatures and melt ice
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It's easy to become complacent in a long-term relationship. If you need a little help keeping the romance alive, follow this rule to keep regular dates .
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Bush's Millions

Slate - 27 Apr 2015 19:58
In his four months as a not-quite-candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, Jeb Bush has raised stacks of cash. At a weekend meeting in Miami Beach, Florida, reports the Washington Post,... the former Florida governor told 350 of his top donors that his super PAC, Right to Rise, has raised more money in its first 100 days than "any other Republican operation in modern history." And while Bush wouldn't specify the total, senior Republicans believe the super PAC is on track to raise $100 million by May's end, dwarfing first-quarter totals from George W. Bush--who raised $37 million in the first four months of 1999--and Mitt Romney, who raised $23 million in the first quarter of 2007.
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ESPN sues Verizon over newThe lawsuit comes after Verizon unveiled new bundles that allow customers to choose specific packages of channels that can be swapped every 30 days.
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You have more than a few ways to watch live sports on Apple TV and Roku boxes, but there are still a few gaps. What if you want to catch lots of golf tournaments? If you live in the US, you won't have... to worry quite so much. NBC Sports has launched v...
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Views from a rolling AmtrakCrumbling buildings, faded western towns and colorful freight engines are seen from the window of Amtrak's long-distance trains between Albuquerque and New York City.
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Microsoft's 2015 BuildThis week Microsoft aims to convince consumers, businesses -- and especially developers -- to make the jump to Windows 10. The company's future depends on it.
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Watch teen solve a Rubik'sThis kid is freaky fast. He sets a new world record by solving a Rubik's Cube in just over 5 seconds, besting the previous record by an impressive three-tenths of a second.
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We Fact-Checked All of Jay Z'sHe's not a businessman; he's a prognosticator of the future of streaming music consumption, man
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Ars picks the top YouTube video of all time

Ars Technica - 27 Apr 2015 19:50
We top off our look at the 10th anniversary of YouTube with the best video ever.
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DisplayMate: Apple Watch hasScreen technology analysis firm DisplayMate, best known for comparing the display performance of phones, tablets, and laptops, today published an extensive report on the screen inside the 42mm Apple... Watch. Describing the screen as “excellent,” DisplayMate’s Dr. Raymond Soneira also explained the relative benefits of the Ion-X glass found in the $349+ Apple Watch Sport versus the […]
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BTS: Photographing Jimadors inNYC photographer Joey L was recently tasked by Jose Cuervo, the best selling tequila brand in the world, to shoot advertising photos in its agave fields in Tequila, Mexico. The behind-the-scenes video... above, part of Joey’s Dudes with Cameras series, offers a look into how the shoot unfolded and the different challenges Joey and his […]
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Could Mars Rover Curiosity'sA research team has published some intriguing work in Nature Geoscience regarding transient liquid water and water activity at Gale crater on Mars - the exploration zone of NASA's Curiosity rover.
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Lenovo's free OS recoveryLenovo in February admitted to preloading Superfish on some consumer notebooks, and now the company has taken steps so the dangerous adware doesn't reappear when users reinstall Windows. The... China-based company is shipping free recovery media for affected customers that will contain an image of the Windows OS and preloaded software, but not Superfish. With the recovery media, users will be able reinstall Windows on laptops and not worry about Superfish showing up again. Lenovo was hit with criticism and lawsuits after admitting it "messed up" by preloading Superfish on laptops. The adware plugs product recommendations into search results, but also could leave computers vulnerable to malicious attacks by hijacking SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) connections and opening major security holes.
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Is it Daenerys, or Daeneres?Not sure how to spell the name of your favorite Game of Thrones character? That's no problem, as long as you use Microsoft Word. The popular word processor knows most of the series' major characters... and locations. The post Is it Daenerys, or Daeneres? Microsoft Word knows, even if you don’t appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Applied Materials Scraps TokyoThe deal would have combined the No. 1 and No. 3 makers of the equipment that makes semiconductors.
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Five ways Google search worksYou can now do even more than send directions to your phone or track its location down via Google search. Google keeps adding tricks, and now there's a total of five functions that tie Google even... closer to your Android phone. To make any of these happen, just open a new tab in Chrome or head to the Google search page in another browser. When you type the right phrase a box will appear for you to add the content, along with a menu to select which of your Android devices you want to connect with.
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Apple fanboy explains whyIs shutting off your critical thinking skills and simply buying something because it has an Apple logo on it a good idea? It’s very likely not, but that didn’t stop TheNextWeb cofounder Boris... Veldhuijzen van Zanten from confessing that he’ll buy “ANYTHING” Apple sells him even if he doesn’t understand exactly why he’s buying it. RELATED: Study shows iPhone owners have 'blind loyalty' and will buy anything Apple makes “A few days ago I had dinner with some people, and of course we discussed the Apple Watch,” he explains. “Some people were skeptical and took the position that it wouldn't be of much value, and challenged me to explain to them why it would be a useful gadget. I was about to mention some
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Audi Creates Diesel From Water And Air

Ubergizmo - 27 Apr 2015 19:43
Audi has developed a new fuel for internal combustion engines that could potentially be revolutionary in its own right as carmakers do more to combat climate change. It has been able to create... synthetic diesel from carbon dioxide and water. Audi’s pilot plant for this project, located in Dresden, produced its first batch of “e-diesel” this month. To commemorate this achievement German Federal Minister of Education and Research Johanna Wanka added a few litres of this synthetic fuel to her Audi A8. Called “blue crude,” the synthetic diesel is created by using electricity from renewable sources like wind, hydropower or solar and then producing hydrogen from water through reversible electrolysis. The obtained hydrogen is then mixed with carbon dioxide that has been converted into CO...
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Can Apple earnings top itsBigger iPhones stole the show in the previous quarter. Now, all eyes are on Apple Watch.          
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Apple has released the first public beta version of iOS 8.4 to those registered to participate in the iOS Public Beta program. Additionally, the same build of 12H4086d has been released to registered... developers labeled as iOS 8.4 beta 2. Public beta users and registered developers can find the iOS 8.4 beta download available through ...
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Decoding the beauty ofResearchers from the National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan studied the expression of a class of genes known to be associated with petal development to turn the orchid's 'lip' into a petal.
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Apple Watch marathonerFormer super model Christy Turlington Burns has been counting down the weeks leading up the London Marathon by blogging about her experience training with the Apple Watch. Burns revealed new details... about the Apple Watch leading up to its release,…
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LG Watch Urbane reportedlyAccording to some new promotional materials, it appears as though Verizon may begin carrying the LG Watch Urbane on April 28 for $349. Verizon may begin carrying the LG Watch Urbane as early as April... 28, according to some leaked promotional material. Priced at $349.99, Verizon may be the first US carrier to offer the smartwatch. We have already seen the official announcement that it will be coming to the Google Store by the end of the month, and Clove UK already has stock, so this isn't unlikely.
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This Project Fi Video MightThere's a new reason to think Google might be prepping a new Nexus smartphone--possibly one that might fill the gap left by its just-discontinued Nexus 5. The latest speculation centers on a Google... informational video for its new wireless service, Project Fi (h/t Android Pit). It's meant to show users how to check their data usage on the new service, which at the moment is only compatible with Nexus 6 smartphones. Despite that, the Nexus 6 is conspicuously absent from the video: As evidence goes, this is relatively thin: The video only shows an animated rendering of a smartphone, not an actual device. Still, it's odd that Google wouldn't use the Nexus 6 design. Take a look at the Nexus 6 in this side-by-side comparison: The Nexus 6 on the left has rounded corners and a microphone grill...
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NASA Launches Project to HelpThe Nexus for Exoplanet System Science, or NExSS, will take a multidisciplinary approach to the hunt for alien life, NASA officials said.
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Instagram update brings threeJust in time for Spring, Instagram is announcing three new filters "inspired by weekend adventures outdoors". Lark, Reyes, and Juno offer Instragrammers the chance to enhance photos for use with the... social medium in new ways, while still capturing a distinct style that makes Instagram attractive. These three join the Color and Fade tools introduced last month, and the five …
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Twitter is scheduled to announce its first quarter 2015 results on Tuesday, April 28th. The company's share price has rallied by more than 40% in 2015 due to better-than-expected results and rumors... pertaining to potential takeover by Google. While Twitter's management had guided revenue growth to be around 80% during Q1, we expect the company to beat this guidance on the back of solid growth in mobile and international advertising, as well as an increase in ad load levels. Moreover, we expect year-over-year improvement in margins during the first quarter, driven by operating leverage.
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A new Terra Battle strategyI'm all about that boost, 'bout that boost. The post A new Terra Battle strategy after 200 consecutive days appeared first on AppleTell.
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[From AppleTell] Pushing hard towards a perfect completion of The Last Story dungeon, my Terra Battle strategy now requires no new characters, thank you.
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Future of Work: Mindfulness AsI first learned about mindfulness at the moment I needed it the most: I was referred to the Mindfulness work of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, professor emeritus of the University of Massachusetts Medical School... by my surgeon after breaking both my ankle and top of my foot in an accident. (Disclosure: I am perfectly fine now but my tennis game is not!) At the time, I was looking for a way to observe and reflect on my physical discomfort. I soon found that mindfulness, once considered a fringe movement in the Western world, is now being incorporated into medicine, science, and the workplace. As I began to practice meditation through the tapes and books of Dr. Kabat-Zinn, I started exploring how mindfulness was also being used inside companies including Aetna, Keurig Green Mountain, Intel, Google,...
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Really interesting video from the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference. I love listening to Ive talk. It's not just the British accent but you get the sense he has thought a lot and deeply... about these things.
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Instagram adds emoji supportInstagram is allowing emojis to work within hashtags as part of its latest update, along with adding three new filters for the popular photo sharing app. Emojis can now be added to Instagram posts via... hashtags, and users can tap on them in captions. Users can also search for them on the Explore page.
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Get a $50 iTunes gift card for $40

CNET - 27 Apr 2015 19:33
Get a $50 iTunes gift card forAn honest-to-goodness card delivered by honest-to-goodness US Mail. Nice gift item for a mom, dad or grad! Plus: three bonus deals!
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How an RNA gene silences a whole chromosome

Science Daily - 27 Apr 2015 19:31
How an RNA gene silences aResearchers have discovered how an abundant class of RNA genes, called lncRNAs can regulate key genes. By studying an important lncRNA, called Xist, the scientists identified how this RNA gathers a... group of proteins and ultimately prevents women from having an extra functional X-chromosome -- a condition in female embryos that leads to death in early development. These findings mark the first time that researchers have uncovered the mechanism of action for lncRNA genes.
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Brain balances perception andTwo wrongs can make a right, at least in the world of visual perception and motor functioning, according to brain scientists who tracked the eyes of students during exercises in a dark laboratory.
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Instagram adds new Lark,Stop the presses. Instagram has three new filters for you to try. Instagram at one time hadn't updated with new filters in years, but ever since last December, it's been regularly updating and adding... several new features, including filters. Today, for...
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ESPN Is Suing Verizon BecauseESPN filed a lawsuit in New York this morning against Verizon for breach of contract.
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You can use cabbage for more than just coleslaw--like cooking half a head in a pan for a crispy, hearty side dish. You can actually test cabbage's "doneness" with a cake tester.
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High Key vs Low Key Lighting: What's the Difference?

The Phoblographer - 27 Apr 2015 19:29
High Key vs Low Key Lighting:High Key vs Low Key Lighting: When should you use one over the other? This post will explain it.
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'Where were you five years ago,' Chocolate Factory asks puffing latecomer eBay has come galloping to Google's rescue in its EU anti-trust case... if you define a "market" in the way the Chocolate... Factory wants....
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Poll: Most people in BostonResidents in Massachusetts who would like to see Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev executed are finding themselves increasingly in the minority, a new Boston Globe poll shows While about a... third of Bay Staters say they support the death penalty for "egregious crimes," fewer than 20% of them would like it carried out in Tsarnaev's case See also: Boston bomber gave middle finger to courthouse camera In Boston, support for the death penalty is even lower, with just 25% in support of capital punishment. Only 15% believe Tsarnaev should be executed for his role in the bombing A significant majority of Bay Staters (63%) and Bostonians (66%) prefer a life sentence for Tsarnaev in lieu of the death penalty.
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4 ways PC gamers think SteamNot everyone wants to tear down Valve's Steam service after its messy venture into paid mods. Last Thursday, Steam announced that modders could charge for their work through Steam Workshop. Conflict... immediately erupted: Mods had always been free up to now, and there were ethical and legal questions around paid mods, too. Despite the initial furor, some PC gamers think Valve's plan for paid mods could still work with some tweaking. After all, some developers spend years modifying PC games to create entirely new experiences, and could surely use financial support along the way.
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The Apple Watch Is Just A BigLights! Camera! Action!
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Snapchat just showed how serious it is about turning its mobile video messaging service into your news hub. The company has hired Peter Hamby, one of CNN's best political reporters, to oversee its... news efforts. He'll still contribute to the TV networ...
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ESPN Sues Verizon Over Unbundled TV Packages

Wall Street Journal - 27 Apr 2015 19:27
ESPN Sues Verizon OverESPN sued Verizon, alleging the telecom's new FiOS TV packages breach a contract covering distribution.
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'Airbag' jacket gives ridersInflates upon impact to give riders extra protection.          
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Deal of the day: Make lifeCompound your connectivity with the Satechi 4-Port USB Hub. This stylish unit provides easy access to four USB 3.0 USB ports from one single socket, and is just $19.99 with BGR Deals. The classy,... brushed aluminium finish makes the unit easy on the eye, with the secure padded clamp clasping neatly to your monitor or desk for an easy setup. The USB extension cable is flexible enough for placement where it's most convenient, while individual blue LED lights let you know which ports are ready for use. At $19.99 you're saving almost 30% off the retail price with BGR Deals. Shipping is free in the US, and it's ready to use straight out of the box.
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SoloShot2 tripod can be your robot film crew

Digital Trends - 27 Apr 2015 19:23
SoloShot2 tripod can be yourIt's a robot, and unless you hang out with professional cameramen, the SoloShot2 is a way better cameraman than any of your friends. It can track and pan without you available to operate it, and... there's even a remote so you can be your own cameraman from a distance. The post SoloShot2 tripod can be your robot film crew appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Apple details how it rebuilt Siri on Mesos

The Loop - 27 Apr 2015 19:23
Mesosphere: Apple announced during a Wednesday night meetup at its Cupertino, California, headquarters that the company's popular Siri application is powered by Apache Mesos.We at Mesosphere are... obviously thrilled about Apple's public validation of the technology on which our Datacenter Operating System is based. If Apple trusts Mesos to underpin Siri -- a complex application that handles Apple-only-knows-how-many voice queries per day from hundreds of millions of iPhone and iPad users -- that says a lot about how mature Mesos is and how ready it is to make a big impact in companies of all stripes. This might be a little too "inside baseball" for most people but it's interesting if only for fact Apple "opened the Kimono" to a segment of the developer community. I think it's yet another...
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The Weather Channel bringsThe Weather Channel app is today bringing new real-time alerts for rain, snow, and lightning strikes to both iOS devices and the Apple Watch. For rain and snow alerts, the app will be offering up what... the company says are "exact, to-the-minute timing of when rain or snow will start based on their GPS location," […]
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ESPN suing Verizon overESPN is suing Verizon in an escalating clash over how the popular sports channel is being sold in a discounted pay-TV package.
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Google sets up marketplace to buy patents

Phys.org - 27 Apr 2015 19:20
Google sets up marketplace toGoogle announced Monday it is setting up an online marketplace for those who want to sell patents to the Internet giant.
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Biotech Startup Pembient Is There’s a startup called Pembient that is 3D printing rhinoceros horns in a lab on the far edge of San Francisco. These are not horns that look like rhino horns. These are genetically identical... rhino horns, according to the startup. Pembient just didn’t need a rhino in order to make them. That’s good news for the very few rhinoceroses around the world. There are only 5…
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Apple Watch Sport display isImagine your surprise when you check out an Apple Watch collection at an Apple Store this week and find that the best display isn't the most expensive. It's not the display that's making the... difference, it's what's covering it. According to a study done this week by DisplayMate, the sapphire crystal that covers the OLED display on the Apple Watch …
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Instagram introduces three newInstagram announced today that three new photo filters will be making their way to the photo sharing app later today through an update on the iOS App Store. The new filters are called Lark, Reyes, and... Juno, and are focused on enhancing outdoor photography. These new filters are just the first of many, as the app’s […]
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Global warming IS making ourScientists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich modelled the probability of extreme weather events being caused by human activity.
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ESPN Sues Verizon Over Its TV Verizon has apparently hit a snag with regard to its efforts aimed at cord cutters. The cable TV provider recently introduced a way to purchase TV channel packages via la carte bundles. But today,... ESPN filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against which argues that Verizon’s move to break out ESPN’s channels into a separate sports tier that isn’t a part of the core package…
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[From HomeTechTell] TechnologyTell Review: Nyrius Smart Switch Outlet
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Watch SpaceX Launch A SpaceX is launching a satellite for customer Thales Alenia Space today. The company’s Falcon 9 rocket should blast off at around 6:14 ET today, provided the launch window sees favorable conditions... once it opens. The mission will see the first satellite operated by Turkmenistan enter orbit, if all goes as planned. The SpaceX mission will involve deploying the commercial satellite around…
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Computer cooling system couldA patented passive cooling system for computer processors that's undergoing optimization at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) could save U.S. consumers more than $6.3 billion per year in... energy costs associated with running their computer cooling fans.
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This week's viral victor: ManTechnically Incorrect: YouTube is ablaze with millions laughing at a piece of Indian footage that shows a man giving the finger to a monkey and then...
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Near-new 1970 Plymouth HemiA 1970 Plymouth Hemi Barracuda with only 81 miles is set to go to auction this May. The car was special ordered for use in drag racing, but after the death of its original owner, saw little use under... the care of subsequent collectors. The post Near-new 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda — with only 81 original miles — heads to auction appeared first on Digital Trends.
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These torture tests are interesting but painful to watch. Consumer Reports also has an article "The science behind smartwatch scratch resistance" about how they did the scratch test and what it... means.Bottom line? "The face of the Apple Watch is definitely harder than that of the Apple Watch Sport. But the performance of the hardened glass of the Sport model is pretty impressive as well." It sounds like, as long as you take the usual amount of care with your expensive electronics, the Apple Watch screens are pretty durable.
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Apple Watch vs. blender. Guess which wins?

Cult of Mac - 27 Apr 2015 19:14
Apple Watch vs. blender. GuessThe glass may be scratch-proof, but the Apple Watch is not durable enough to withstand a blender. Tom Dickson wasted no time having the Apple Watch as a guest on his YouTube show, Will It Blend?Sure... enough, it didn’t. Dickson…
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SpaceX is scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 rocket into orbit today, carrying a Turkmenistan communications satellite. The 90-minute launch window opens at 22:14 UTC Monday night (6:14 p.m. Eastern... time). You can watch the launch live on the SpaceX LiveStream channel , NASA TV, and NASA's Ustream channel. I will live tweet it, too. UPDATE (Apr. 27, 2015 at 17:45 UTC): My friend Robert Pearlman of CollectSPACE tells me this won't be on NASA"s channels since it's not a NASA launch. Before you ask, there will not be an attempted landing of the first stage booster for this launch. The satellite being launched is going into a geostationary orbit, 40,000 kilometers up, and a lot of fuel is needed to get it there. There won't be enough left to slow the first stage and land it, so it'll drop into...
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Apple Adds New NBC Sports Channel to Apple TV

Mac Rumors - 27 Apr 2015 19:12
Apple Adds New NBC SportsApple today added the NBC Sports Live Extra channel to the Apple TV, adding to its growing collection of available sports apps the device. The NBC Sports channel on the Apple TV delivers videos and... clips of sporting events that air on NBC, much like the iPad app. NBC Sports on the Apple TV offers video on demand that includes access to video clips, previews of upcoming events, and highlights from past events, plus it offers live NBC Sports events and full event replays. While video clips and other content will be available to all users, watching live content will require a cable subscription and authentication to log in. In addition to the Stanley Cup Playoffs and Triple Crown, Live Extra streams all live sports content televised by NBC, NBCSN and Golf Channel, including: the Summer and...
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Research team inventsEngineering researchers at the University of Arkansas have invented a novel electrical power converter system that simultaneously accepts power from a variety of energy sources and converts it for use... in the electrical grid system.
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Apple TV adds NBC SportsApple has refreshed its channel lineup on the Apple TV to include NBC Sports Live Extra. The channel provides “thousands of live sporting events that air on NBC, NBCSN and Golf Channel” for free.... Aside from live content, the channel includes loads of highlights and replays of sporting events to view at no charge; NBC Sports […]
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High school dropout works hisDavid Yama dropped out of high school when he was just 14 years old. Today, at 30, he's on his way to becoming a bio-engineering research professor and is about to receive a national academic honor.... He shares his secret to success.          
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This Video About Samsung'sIt even makes tanks
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India's Ratan Tata takes sliceThe Tata name carries significant weight in India, and having the business leader on Xiaomi's side could help the Chinese company gain more traction in the country.
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Cuff Blood Pressure MonitorIf you would like to take things into your own hands in terms of your health, then you not be able to go wrong with the basics such as monitoring your blood monitor results. This time around, the... $79.95 Cuff Blood Pressure Monitor will be able to get the job done, and it has also received the "The Best" certification from the Hammacher Schlemmer Institute for obvious reasons. Whenever each ...
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Sprint begins rollout of theSprint has started its over-the-air rollout of the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to owners of its version of the LG G2. Today's rollout makes Sprint the last of the four major US carriers to offer the... Lollipop update to the LG G2.
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Gary Scholten, CIO for Principle Financial Group, tells ZDNet the benefits and challenges of integrating IT with the cloud, including agility, cloud bursting, governance, vendor management, and more.
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Open-source cluster is behind iThingies' voice queries Apple's digital assistant Siri is running on Apache Mesos, the cluster-manager billed by its creator as a data centre operating system....
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Konami Isn't Dying WithoutRumors of the death of Konami are premature at best.
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Apple seeds iOS 8.4 beta 2 toWe got our first taste of Apple’s updated music app two weeks ago with the release of iOS 8.4 beta 1, but Apple’s already seeding a new update to its mobile operating system. The iOS 8.4 beta 2... update is…
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The Apple Watch: More EvidenceThe Apple Watch was just introduced on April 24th with much anticipation and fanfare. According to early user reports, there is a steep learning curve, but once users get passed the curve, it exceeds... expectations. Since many are focusing on the elegant design and capabilities of this new product, I would not add much value to do the same. I prefer to discuss the Apple Watch as another step in Apple's game plan to turn itself into a bank. To better understand this plan, it is also important to recognize that Apple shares this same goal with its rivals -- Amazon, Facebook and Google. The Real Objective of the Gang of Four Eric Schmidt, Google's Chairman, coined the phrase the Gang of Four in reference to Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google -- the companies he believes will define the Internet...
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4D printing is the new craze

Times of India - 27 Apr 2015 19:00
Researchers have developed a revolutionary 4D printing technique which can create objects that change shape over time to suit their environment.
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[From GamerTell] The Silent Hills demo is leaving the PlayStation Store this week.
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Launch apps, send messages andApp developers have found plenty of ways to get creative with the widget support that Apple added to iOS recently. No, it’s not the same as having full-fledged home screen widgets like Android does,... but iOS Notification Center widgets can still be quite useful. For example, a nifty new widget app called Uplify lets you launch apps, post to social networks or even send pre-configured messages through your favorite messaging app, all initiated right on your lock screen or from any other screen. DON’T MISS: The same strategy that helped make Jay-Z's Tidal a disaster is making Apple look brilliant This neat iPhone app from developer mobiVative is a free download, but it only supports a few apps in the free version. Then,
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Instagram Gets Emoji Hashtags Instagram has added three new filters to its app, including Lark, Reyes and Juno. These filters are designed to brighten images and seem generally appropriate for spring time photos. Alongside the... new filters, Instagram is also adding support for emoji in hashtags, letting you tag your photos with those tiny pictographs that have come to dominate text conversations, and click on them to find…
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How Long Will My Hard Drives Really Last?

Life Hacker - 27 Apr 2015 19:00
Dear Lifehacker,I know hard drives can fail, but how long do they really last? Will they last longer if I don't use them as often?
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What's the Best Fan?

Life Hacker - 27 Apr 2015 19:00
In short order everyone will transition from complaining about how cold it is to complaining about how hot it is, especially me. A fan is a great thing to have around to supplement your air... conditioning, or depending on the temperature, protect your electric bill from your A/C unit getting run at all. But which fan is best? Time to spin up your nominations.
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Matthew Hall on Getting SickOne day, photographer Matthew Hall got sick of taking critically sharp images. So he started working with a Holga.
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One way to reduce emailNew CSAIL system lets users customize the mailing-list experience by following and blocking users and "upvoting" messages.
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Leaked table of Intel'sWhile Intel Broadwell chips have barely found their way into the newest PCs, rumors are spreading about the release of their next major chip, Skylake. The post Leaked table of Intel’s... sixth-generation processors packs few surprises appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Man reunites with cop whoAfter 25 years, Robin Barton has been reunited with the police officer who saved his life just hours after he was born — a reunion that has also spawned finding Barton's biological parents. Retired... policeman Michael Buelna discovered Barton in a dumpster in Santa Ana, California, on Nov. 21, 1989, with his umbilical cord still attached, ABC 7 reports See also: Teenage grocery store employee gets worldwide praise for walking senior home A couple from Orange County, Elizabeth Barton and Daniel Fernandez, adopted the newborn. "I hoped that someday I would see him again," Buelna told ABC, and his hope has come to fruition
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Kim Kardashian opens up aboutKim Kardashian West sat down with Matt Lauer on the Today Show on Monday to discuss her stepfather Bruce Jenner's announcement that he is transitioning to a woman. In an interview with Diane Sawyer... that aired Friday, Jenner spoke openly after years of hiding his gender identity. "I'm really happy for him that he is living his life the way he wants to live it," Kardashian told Lauer. "And that he has found inner peace and just pure happiness. That's what life is about." See also: Kanye West helped Kim Kardashian accept Bruce Jenner's gender identity She added that their entire family stands by Jenner and his decisions, and that they are trying to learn more about the transgender community, especially through conversations with GLAAD representatives.
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Portraits of Women Who Were“First Women” is a 10-year-long project that photographer Anita Corbin started back in 2008. By the time the work is finished in 2018, the 100-year mark for women’s suffrage in the UK, Corbin... will have created 100 portraits of 100 women in the UK who are the first to achieve something in their field. Corbin’s […]
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Google's legal team has just announced that they'll be buying as many patents as possible in order to "remove friction from the patent market" and defeat patent trolls, companies that buy patents just... to sue people on bogus charges of infringement. But there's a big problem with this strategy.
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Tinder, Vice honored in onlineThe online dating app Tinder was this year's "breakout" Internet service while bad-boy news website Vice Media got multiple honors in the "Webby" awards announced Monday.
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The War Nerd: Bentleys for Houthis!

PandoDaily - 27 Apr 2015 18:53
The War Nerd: Bentleys forThe Saudis are finally getting some bang out of all the bucks they've spent on weapons over the past 50 years, with Saudi planes bombing Yemen for more than a month now. There was a short, very short,... break in late April, when the campaign was supposed to shift gears to a more "political" phase, but that lasted, oh, a few hours. Literally a few hours. The break was announced on April […]
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Tweets, Foursquare Check-Ins,The beachfront city is one of the first municipalities trying to assess the level of satisfaction of its inhabitants in a scientific way. Findings of its Wellbeing Index are published today.
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Two unnamed hospitals have signed on to test the WhatsAppDoc platform developed to detect malware in outdated medical devices by monitoring AC consumption.
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Lava lake rises at Hawaii'sThe lava lake at the summit of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano rose over the weekend, according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, reaching within 13 feet of its Overlook crater rim on Sunday.
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Apple just released the secondApple on Monday released its second beta for iOS 8.4, which will be the last major release for iOS 8 until Apple unveils iOS 9 at WWDC this year. As we’ve seen before, the highlight of iOS 8.4 will... be the launch of a completely new music application that will eventually serve as the basis for the music streaming service Apple is expected to unveil at WWDC. Interestingly, 9to5Mac notes that Apple has also released its first public beta for iOS 8.4 as well. FROM EARLIER: Apple Watch makes the worst thing about the iPhone 6 even worse Apple isn’t specifying anything new in this new beta and only promises the standard “bug fixes and improvements.” The newest beta can be downloaded right now
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Lightweight membrane canRiding in a helicopter or airplane can be a noisy experience for passengers. But researchers from North Carolina State University and MIT have developed a membrane that can be incorporated into... aircraft to drastically reduce the low-frequency noise that penetrates the cabin.
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Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3The device you're seeing here is not what it seems. While you might have never owned an Alcatel smartphone before - and you might never have even seen one in the wild - they've been around for a... while. Here, with the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3, the company has created a device that aims to take out the top tier …
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One week after Verizon Communications Inc. began offering "skinny" cable bundles as part of its FiOS television service, ESPN hit back with a lawsuit asserting that the custom offerings violate its... contract. The sports powerhouse, owned by the Walt Disney Company, has already voiced fierce opposition to the new service, which lets consumers pick and choose from various low-cost custom packages along with a core bundle of 35 channels.
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Only 1 In 5 Preordered AppleJust 22 percent of preordered Apple watches were shipped in the first weekend. More than a third of customers are still awaiting an estimated delivery date.
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Apple Seeds Second iOS 8.4Apple today seeded the second beta of iOS 8.4 to registered developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the first iOS 8.4 beta and nearly three weeks after releasing iOS 8.3 to the... public. Today's beta is also the first iOS 8.4 beta to be made available to public beta testers. The beta, build 12H4086d, is available as an over-the-air download and through the iOS Developer Center. iOS 8.4 introduces an all-new Music app, which has a revamped design that shows pictures of artists in the Artists view and offers personalized playlists. It includes a new MiniPlayer, a redesigned look for "Now Playing," global search capabilities that make it easier to search within the Music app, and a streamlined design for iTunes Radio to bolster music discovery. The first iOS 8.4 beta had a long...
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Apple releases iOS 8.4 beta 2A couple of weeks following the first beta, Apple today released iOS 8.4 beta 2 to developers for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iOS 8.4 beta 2 is available via Software Update for those running... the first beta, and it should be available for download soon via the Apple Developer Website.Apple has also released […]
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[From EntertainmentTell] Let me help you get through your Monday with 10 blooper reels. You'll laugh, you'll cry from laughing, and then you'll be ready to work. Maybe.
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Splurging on a gold or steel Apple Watch might get you a fancier timepiece, but there's one thing you won't get: the best possible display. DisplayMate has taken a close look at the OLED screen in the... smartwatch, and it notes that sapphire carries it...
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Hate to diet? It's how we're wired

Science Daily - 27 Apr 2015 18:46
Hate to diet? It's how we'reIf you're finding it difficult to stick to a weight-loss diet, scientists say you can likely blame AGRP neurons -- hunger-sensitive cells in your brain. New experiments show these neurons are... responsible for the unpleasant feelings of hunger that make snacking irresistible. The negative emotions associated with hunger can make it hard to maintain a diet and lose weight, and these neurons help explain that struggle.
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Repeated alcohol exposure during adolescence results in long-lasting changes in the region of the brain that controls learning and memory, according to a research team that used a rodent model as a... surrogate for humans.
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Snapchat jumps into the newsCNN correspondent Peter Hamby's Hambycast may be turning into Hambychat Snapchat has hired CNN national political reporter Peter Hamby as its Head of News, bringing one of the most visible and... digitally savvy politics reporters to the messaging platform, which is known for deleting messages after 10 seconds and stories after 24 hours. See also: Snapchat breaks into media with Discover Hamby had been the lead reporter on "Hambycast," a digital-first look behind the scenes at political campaigns. Hamby has also reported on the digital efforts of campaigns, including this piece from January on Rand Paul's use of Snapchat. In the piece, Hamby argued that viewers are flocking to social messaging and leaving television
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What was once a simple one-to-one messaging app has quickly become a growing media company. Snapchat has hired Peter Hamby, CNN national political reporter, as its first head of news. Hamby confirmed... the appointment with a Snapchat photo of himself and his former boss Wolf Blitzer, which he later posted to Twitter. Thanks y'all! Couldn't be more excited. pic.twitter.com/XuWX7mhSII
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How Tesla's Site, App AndTesla offers an explanation for why its Twitter feed, website and Model S app were affected by an attack on its systems. It claims AT&T and Network Solutions were duped by the hackers, who could have... done a lot more damage if they'd chosen to spread malware rather than carry out an elaborate prank.
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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3Over the weekend, Activision released the first trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, the next installment of the bestselling FPS on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Black Ops 3 will be Treyarch’s... first current-gen entry into the Call of Duty series, but it appears that the team has been heavily influenced by the futuristic setting of 2014’s Advanced Warfare.
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Discover cards to support Apple Pay

L.A. Times - 27 Apr 2015 18:38
Discover cards to supportApple Pay now supports all four major credit and debit card issuers.
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Southern Africa As Seen By Suomi NPP

SpaceRef - 27 Apr 2015 18:37
This composite image of southern Africa and the surrounding oceans was captured by six orbits of the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership spacecraft on April 9, 2015...
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Galaxy S6 blows away iPhoneEvery smartphone maker promises us great photos from its latest devices, but few Android handsets are actually capable of taking them consistently. That’s not the case with the Galaxy S6 and S6... edge, which are just as impressive as Samsung said they…
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ESPN sues Verizon over new FiOS bundling

Slash Gear - 27 Apr 2015 18:35
ESPN sues Verizon over newA few weeks ago, Verizon announced they were getting away from the stodgy model of large, confusing TV packages. Instead of bringing bundles with 30-plus channels, FiOS customers would be able to... select from much smaller bundles, a move akin to Sling TV. ESPN was none-too-happy about the move, saying it violated contracts that are intended to keep all Disney …
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Calbuco Volcano in southern Chile has erupted for the first time since 1972, with the last major eruption occurring in 1961 that sent ash columns 12-15 kilometers high....
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Lenovo's new ThinkCentreLenovo plans to launch a new addition to its ThinkCentre Tiny desktop library in June with the ThinkCentre Chromebox, running Chrome OS. The desktop is only 7-inches high and 1.4-inches in width and... weighs just 2.2 pounds. It's designed to be connected easily to the 23-inch Lenovo ThinkCentre Tiny-in-One monitor, during the ThinkCentre Chromebox into an all-in-one Chrome OS PC.
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LG G4: What's the story so far?

Pocket-lint - 27 Apr 2015 18:34
LG G4: What's the story soLG has been consistently improving its flagship smartphones over the last few years with its popular G2 and G3 handsets, so there's plenty of expectation swirling around about the LG G4. LG's biggest... rivals - HTC and Samsung - revealed their new flagships...
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BuzzFeed Pitches Advertisers BuzzFeed is known as the king of viral content, and today it’s sharing more details about a new technology showing how that content actually spreads. By using what it calls Pound (short for... Process for Optimizing and Understanding Network Diffusion), BuzzFeed promises to go beyond just counting social media shares and clicks. In a blog post, BuzzFeed Publisher Dao Nguyen writes:
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Facebook's Right-Wing,‘Facebook has become a lynchpin for right wing parties,’ said a research expert lately (://bit.ly/1JKKIEp). ‘Twitter is more of a left-wing social media channel.’
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A view of the food table located in the Russian Zvezda service module on the International Space Station taken by Expedition 43 Flight Engineer Scott Kelly....
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Professor Emeritus BenjaminPioneer in semiconductors created MIT's magnet laboratory and served as associate director of the MIT Lincoln Laboratory.
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Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne wants to remake the stock market the same way bitcoin remade money. The post Overstock Files to Offer Stock That Works Like Bitcoin appeared first on WIRED.
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At the turn of this year, students from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) constructed a replica of Gaudi's Sagrada Familia in ice. Next up, they're turning their attention to a bridge designed... by Leonardo da Vinci. If successfully completed, it will have the longest open span ever built from ice...
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The Dark Side of the Digital Age: E-Waste

The Huffington Post - 27 Apr 2015 18:31
The Dark Side of the DigitalE-Waste via Basal Action Network With the passing of Earth Day, I am left with the usual examination of areas in my life where I could possibly improve and be more eco-friendly. The findings are... usually pretty dismal; I could do so much better. In the U.S., most of us have the luxury of not having to face the daily realities of all the damage humans do to the planet. It is hard to understand the devastation we create unless you travel to a developing nation or actively try to find it in our own country -- pictures or words will never do it justice. I am definitely not well informed on all the issues that face the environment, but when I hear about something new, I try to learn and do better -- such is the case with the issue of e-waste. I am embarrassed to admit that I really did not know...
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MESSENGER Executes LastNASA's MESSENGER Mission:
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Apple completely changed the mobile industry with the iPhone and essentially invented the tablet market with the iPad. Now it's trying to have the same kind of impact with the Apple Watch, a feat that... may be a bit more challenging. The traditional watch industry isn't in trouble, or in need of reinvention. The nearly recession-proof Swiss watch market has continued to grow, exporting over 28 million watches to the tune of $21 billion in revenue in 2014, and by all indications that growth hasn't shown any signs of slowing down. This is a new challenge for Apple; can it turn a piece of technology into a massively desired fashion accessory? And can the Apple Watch stand up against its competition, from low-end quartz watches to high-end...
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It's easy to fall into a weeknight cooking rut when time, energy and creativity are often at a minimum. I like to keep a collection of few-ingredient flavor boosters in my back pocket to shake up my... standard recipe repertoire with minimal effort. Recent obsessions include anchovy butter, mustardchire sauce , and today's featured booster: a quick mix of red curry paste and maple syrup.
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Most Apple Watch buyers leftMost people who placed early orders for the Apple Watch in the U.S. and expected to receive it during the first batch of shipments found themselves out of luck. Just 22 percent of the watches that... were pre-ordered were shipped over the weekend, according to online shopping research firm Slice Intelligence. That's about 376,000 watches out of the 1.7 million that were pre-ordered in the U.S., according to Slice's estimates. Slice's shipment figures are based on the emails received by 10,744 Apple Watch buyers. In a separate study, Slice estimated that Apple sold around 1 million watches just on April 1, the first day people could try on and pre-order the device in Apple stores and a few luxury retailers.
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An "Invisible" Body Could Reduce Your Social Anxiety

Scientific American - 27 Apr 2015 18:30
An 'Invisible' Body CouldSubjects tricked into thinking that they were invisible sweated less when a brush stroke was applied  --
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Tumblr 'Of Sparrows' CreatesCan we please live in this woman's imagination forever? An artist in Japan has drawn and brought to life a collection of warm, meditative scenes that perfectly complement the arrival of spring. The... artist, who wishes to go by A. Sparrow, posts the art on her Tumblr page, Of Sparrows, after spending anywhere from 15 to 30 hours on a single GIF, she told The Huffington Post. ://ofsparrows.tumblr.com/post/112752202697/it-never-works-with-the-roses-they-dont-like "I started doodling in the margins of texts and forgot to stop and the doodles got bigger and bigger and now they've taken over my life and I don't do anything but doodle," Sparrow told HuffPost in an email. "I'm waiting for the point at which they gain sentience and start complaining about how badly I am drawing them."...
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See the minimum systemCall of Duty: Black Ops III looks set to be one of the biggest video game releases this year, and now its developers have revealed the official system requirements for its PC release. The post See the... minimum system requirements for Call of Duty: Black Ops III appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Mega-Agency Travel andGetting Your Group On: With an investment from one of the nation's largest travel management companies, start-up Travefy wants to help you organize your next group trip, including taking away the... hassles of collecting and disbursing payments.
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Arianespace Completes ItsArianespace successfully launched two communications satellites on Sunday.
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History in crumbles: WorldThe centuries-old monuments spread throughout the Kathmandu Valley were heavily damaged in the massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday, a United Nations official said on Monday. Some of the... sites suffered "extensive and irreversible damage." See also: Terrifying POV video shows avalanche hitting Mount Everest base camp Irina Bokova, director-general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), said she was "shocked" by the earthquake's devastating impact on Nepal's cultural heritage in the country, in particular the "extensive and irreversible damage at the World Heritage site of Kathmandu Valley."
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I'm in the process of moving from New York to Texas. It's been over a decade since I made a substantial move, packing the entirety of my life into cardboard boxes salvaged from my apartment building's... recycling room. The boxes are full of clothes, video games, and various electronics, but what I've stored most carefully between the softest blanket and pillows are the memory boxes. To be honest, I never knew the term memory box to be a thing; I just called them "important shoe boxes." Inside, I keep random scraps of paper, movie tickets, and photographs that remind me of key moments from my life. Today, Dezeen taught me about a memory box that blurs the line between life and afterlife. Dutch designer Mark Sturkenboom's 21 Grams is a...
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Italian furniture company Campeggi showcased some of its new and innovative designs during this year's Salone del Mobile and Gizmag was lucky enough to get a closer look. The company is well known for... creating energetic designs that can be transformed and used for different purposes. Combined with bright colors, the Campeggi range avoids boredom and allows users to re-design their living space using the same piece of furniture over and over again. ..
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Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterCedars-Sinai Medical Center, one of the largest hospitals in Los Angeles, has updated its online medical records to enable access to HealthKit for more than 80,000 patients, reports Bloomberg.... Cedars-Sinai joins The Mayo Clinic and Duke University Hospital as medical centers connected to the health platform, alongside more than 900 health, medical and fitness apps integrated with the service. "This is just another set of data that we're confident our physicians will take into account as they make clinical and medical judgments," said Cedars-Sinai chief information officer Cedars-Sinai. "We don't really, fully know and understand how patients will want to use this and we're going to basically stand ready to learn by what will happen." Apple said earlier this year that over 600 developers...
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Amazon among companies askingAmazon wants FAA to give drones more leeway in operation          
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Brighter, 'Colorized' versionA team of video editors and designers at VideoLab have "colorized" portions of Zack Snyder's recent Superman reboot Man Of Steel as a lesson in how color grading can affect the tone of a film. The... post Brighter, ‘Colorized’ version of Man Of Steel is a sight for sore eyes (and sad fans) appeared first on Digital Trends.
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The votes are in: Your 2015Ellie Kemper and Tituss Burgess should crack a bottle of piiiiiiinot nooooooir now that the 19th annual Webby Award winners list is official. Both actors claimed top spots for their roles in the... Netflix original Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, placing them among a long list of winners that represent the best content across the Internet. See also: Comedian Hannibal Buress to host the 2015 Webby Awards The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences judges, including Conan O'Brien, Tumblr founder David Karp and Ariana Huffington, selected the winners for outstanding achievement across multiple categories, while 500,000 people from more than 200 countries and territories cast votes for the Webby's People's Voice.
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Nepal quake survivors drawSome of the biggest technology companies have offered ways to help the survivors of Saturday's earthquake.
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How Sales Drones Got Put On "Ignore"

Forbes - 27 Apr 2015 18:20
How Sales Drones Got Put On#READTHIS: @LouLouK's excellent musings on why people ignore sales reps.
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What is Austin like for startups and tech companies? How does it compare to Silicon Valley? This question was originally answered on Quora.
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The display is literally the crown jewel of the smartwatch, and Apple delivers with its OLED, sapphire crystal display on the Apple Watch.
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Not All Must Rise

Slate - 27 Apr 2015 18:19
As you may have heard, this week the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a group of same-sex marriage cases massed under the name of Obergefell v. Hodges. For many Americans, the arguments in... the marriage equality cases will be the most important inflection of the court into the very core of their homes, their lives, and the status of their families. Many of those Americans started lining up Friday, four days before arguments that will take place on Tuesday morning, for a chance to witness one of the most important moments in Supreme Court history.
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For 13 hours today, astronomers thought Earth had gained a new, temporary moon – but it turned out to be the Gaia space telescope
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If your stainless steel AppleDon't call it scratchgate — yet. New owners of the stainless steel Apple Watch may be surprised to discover their luxe wearable is prone to scratching. Don't be alarmed, though; it's normal for the... device to get scuffed up. See also: 7 things we just found out about the Apple Watch Over the weekend, Twitter user @DetroidBORG posted pics of his shiny new Apple Watch in less-than-prime condition, which isn't really what you want for a device you just dropped a few hundred dollars on A bit clearer herepic.twitter.com/U3boQY5iqp — Michael Kukielka (@DetroitBORG) April 25, 2015 Better photo of dem scratches from my videopic.twitter.com/8J43343RHc — Michael Kukielka (@DetroitBORG) April 25, 2015
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Mystery solved: Here's whyNot that it matters very much how each company chooses to name its products, whether they're smartphones, tablets, cars or tacos, but there actually is a legitimate reason that flagship Android... smartphones from Samsung are named Galaxy “S.” Taking a walk down memory lane, Phone Arena has rediscovered what it is - and no, the "S" doesn’t stand for Samsung. DON'T MISS: Apple Watch makes the worst thing about the iPhone 6 even worse The publication dug up a press release dated August 24th, 2011, in which Samsung's naming scheme for Galaxy-branded smartphones is clearly laid out, including explanations for the Galaxy S, Galaxy R, Galaxy W, Galaxy M and Galaxy Y. Apparently, when it thinks of Galaxy S devices, Samsung sees them as "Super Smart" - no,
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A New Start-Up Aims to HelpPointed Flow is here to help you by offering technology designed to support couples undergoing fertility treatments and increase the success rates of said treatments. Many couples in Israel and around... the world are experiencing difficulties when trying to conceive. As much as 20% of Israeli couples, according to data compiled by the Ministry of Health, undergo fertility treatments. This is no easy process -- it's long, uncomfortable and costly, and burdens couples both financially and mentally. A new Israeli project, Pointed Flow, headed by Dr. Asaf Cohen, was designed to give hope to couples having trouble conceiving. Cohen's product is expected to significantly improve the success rates of conception and thus hopefully optimize the entire process, saving both time and money. Very grossly...
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9to5Toys Lunch Break: WD 2TBKeep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications.... Today’s can't miss deals: WD Wireless 2TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive streams 4 HD videos at a time, on sale for $160 (Reg. $200) Headphones: Audio-Technica ATH-M30x over-ears $50 […]
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Sure we'll have self-drivingWith autonomous driving comeing in some form in the very near future, Bosch has revealed its vision of how we will interface with this tech in our normal lives. The demonstration shows how... responsibilities will be shared, and how safely it will be handed off. The post Sure we'll have self-driving cars soon, but how will it work? Bosch gives us some insight appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Video Games on ESPN? It's TimeThere's a lot to like about pro gaming. But it has a serious identity problem.
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Learn Top Techniques for Wi-FiLearn to think like a hacker with the Wi-Fi Hacking & Penetration Testing from Scratch course. For just $29 on Cult of Mac Deals, you'll get access to over 47 lectures and 5 hours of content from... industry professionals. Learn…
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Yeah, bro, I know, life is complicated and you're a grownup with hardly a minute to spare for shredding gnar. Not to worry, Quicksilver's new "true wetsuits" are made from that wetsuit-y neoprene... material so you don't have to change between the beach and the boardroom.
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Apple Pay to accept DiscoverThe agreement means that Apple's mobile payments system will work with all four major credit cards in the US.
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Qlik offers a cloud boost forThe business intelligence introduces Qlik DataMarket to taps into over 100,000 data sets
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3D at home is dead, Sky killsSky has put what could be seen as the final nail in the coffin of home 3D entertainment by shutting its dedicated channels in favour of on demand content only. From June, Sky HD customers will only be... able to watch 3D movies and documentaries, including...
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When a business is finished with a patent or just needs some cash, it often winds up selling its intellectual property to a patent troll. With it, these "non-practicing entities" can then fire... courtroom broadsides at outfits like Microsoft and Google...
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5 Reliable Parcel ForwardingShopping is a passion of mine, I enjoy discovering extraordinary brands that not only simplify my life as an entrepreneur, but as a mother, wife, and of course passionate shopper. One thing that I... cannot stand however is discovering great brands that do not deliver to my address. It can be pretty annoying to spend time browsing a website, filling your cart, only to get a red light when it's time to pay. Thanks to Parcel Forwarding Services, shoppers now have options, but finding a company that you can trust is the challenge. There are a lot of options available online, but as most online shoppers know, not everybody is trustworthy. Who Are Parcel Forwarding Companies and How Can They Help Me Shop? Parcel Forwarding companies offer you a US, EU, or Japan Address after sign up, that is free...
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Roku PSA: Here's how to tellThe new Roku 3 and Roku 2 boxes may have the same names and nearly identical designs as their predecessors, but they have some important distinctions. Not surprisingly, this is confusing for shoppers,... and it's reportedly allowed at least one Walmart store to stick buyers with the wrong item. To recap, Roku announced two new versions of its streaming set-top boxes earlier this month: The $99 Roku 3 has a new remote control, with a microphone for voice search. The new $70 Roku 2 has a much faster processor than its predecessor, but its remote control no longer has a headphone jack built in.
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Planet Ripped Apart By White Dwarf? | Video

SPACE.com - 27 Apr 2015 18:10
Planet Ripped Apart By WhiteStar cluster NGC 6388 seems to produce x-rays from a source other than its black hole, whose brightness decrease at a rate comparable to "theoretical models of a disruption of a planet."...
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Area musician crashes LA prom,Age is only a number. Justin Bieber went back to high school this weekend and crashed a Los Angeles-area prom. See also: Dreams Do Come True: Floyd Mayweather Beats Up Justin Bieber Bieber was... reportedly on his way to a nearby recording studio in Chatsworth, California when he decided to drop by Chatsworth Charter high school's prom on Saturday night. Or maybe the Prince of Pop just wanted to be crowned prom king. Teens appropriately swarmed the 21-year-old pop singer when they saw that it was actually him and freaked out all over social media. THANK YOU @justinbieber FOR THE BEST PROM pic.twitter.com/FyUXQlrR60 — steph (@stephh_arthur) April 26, 2015
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Discover will support AppleGood news, Discover credit and debit users! The company today announced that, from this fall, it will enable Apple Pay support across the United States. This means that Discover customers with a Apple... Pay-enabled iPhone or Apple Watch will have…
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T-Mobile, Sprint calls & textsOver the weekend, a massive earthquake hit Nepal. As rescuers continue to find survivors amidst the chaos, their families around the globe wait in anticipation for word their loved ones are alive and... well. In a time of crisis, T-Mobile is doing the right thing. The Uncarrier is the first carrier to make all calls and texts to and from …
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How likely is it that Tidal can raise more money if needed? This question was originally answered on Quora by Alexandra Damsker.
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So far 8 million chickens and turkeys have been destroyed to stop the spread of H5N2, but a vaccine could encourage the spread of "silent" infections
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[From GadgeTell] It's no big secret Redmond's most valuable mobile cards of 2015 will be kept close to the tech titan's chest until Windows 10 is all ready for primetime, but it appears one or two... jacks may come out of the pack sooner rather than later.
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[From GadgeTell] When America's leading "Uncarrier" gave Sony's fall 2014 flagship handheld the axe, it looked like the Japanese OEM's already timid presence in the smartphone décor this side of the... Pacific would altogether melt away.
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Rapper Killer Mike has long been vocal on topics concerning race and hip-hop. (That's all on top of releasing one of the best albums of 2014 last fall.) Last Friday, Mike made an appearance at MIT as... part of the university's Hip Hop Speaker Series. During his two-hour talk, the rapper held forth about interactions with the police, the record industry, cultural appropriation, and how the history of hip-hop ought to be taught in classrooms. Take a look.
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The Future of Sex: It Gets Better

Wall Street Journal - 27 Apr 2015 18:02
The Future of Sex: It GetsSex and relationship therapist Laura Berman says technology will enable greater fulfillment and bring less of a focus on gender and orientation.
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NASA, Boeing ecoDemonstratorNASA will test non-stick wing coatings designed to minimize insect residue and help reduce aircraft fuel consumption during flights in Shreveport, Louisiana during the next two weeks.
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There was a time, I vaguely recall, when the notion of dropping a prized gadget into a blender and flipping the switch was interesting -- even a little provocative, perhaps. It helped that the stunt... was orchestrated by an affable older gentleman, Blendtec founder Tom Dickson, who was using the deliberately silly schtick to advertise the potency and durability of his blenders. Each video made the rounds on the blogs, and you moved on. But that was a very, very long time ago. The dude blended an iPod in 2006. We get it; circuits and metal are effortlessly turned to a toxic powder when you put them in contact with a blade rotating at several thousand revolutions per minute. Besides being an enormous waste, I would venture that blending an...
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SwiftKey launches 'Greenhouse'SwiftKey Greenhouse is a new place for the keyboard firm's experimental apps -- the first of which brings even smarter autocorrect. The company behind popular keyboard app SwiftKey has announced a new... hub for experimental software projects, dubbed SwiftKey Greenhouse. Greenhouse is designed to showcase work-in-progress ideas from the SwiftKey team, which may or may not end up seeing a wider release. The idea, the firm says, is to plant experiments here and see what they grow into -- hence the "Greenhouse" metaphor. The first SwiftKey Greenhouse project is a new type of intelligent keyboard for Android -- Clarity keyboard.
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Apple offers solutions asA small number of early Apple Watch users are reporting problems charging the device, as well as excessive drain of the paired iPhone’s battery, according to posts on Apple’s discussion forums and... Twitter. According to training documents received by 9to5Mac, Apple is already aware of the issues, and offering solutions that may help affected users. Users with charging […]
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[From GamerTell] If you have an iOS device, you should give Tower Slash a try.
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Some 'random jerks'An email provider that uses the Tor network to promise its users some degree of anonymity revealed Thursday that someone attempted to spy on its users by operating at least 70 of the exit nodes that... connect Tor users to the “clearnet.” SIGAINT, the provider in question, suggests an intelligence agency was trying to spy on its users. It claims that the scope of the operation, combined with the […]
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Start of NASA's dwarf planetNASA said Friday observations of a dwarf planet have been delayed slightly after a communication glitch.
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Band saw blades are unwieldy, and can slice up your hands if you're not careful. Here's a quick tip for coiling a blade that only takes seconds.
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How would you react if you were told that the aperture and shutter speed you choose make more difference to image noise than the ISO setting? You might be surprised to discover that a lot of the... noise in your images doesn't come from your camera at all: it comes from the light you're capturing. Our own Richard Butler explains. 
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Top 10 Most-Funded Big DataTop ten most-funded startups in the big data space.
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William Shatner unveils planFormer Star Trek Enterprise actor William Shatner (pictured) revealed his radical proposal in an interview with Yahoo News. He wants to build a 4ft-wide pipeline from Seattle down to California.
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Galaxy 6 outshines iPhone 6 onBased on its latest mobile camera tests, camera-testing outfit DXO says the new Samsung ekes out a higher score than Apple's former top-ranker.
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Do exactly as they say and you risk getting pwned A new study has found that password structure is a key flaw in making login IDs hard to guess....
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Gabe Newell is two people. In his day job, he's the CEO of video game developer Valve, one of the most powerful forces in PC gaming. To the internet, he's "Gaben," a mysterious figure with a... propensity for bringing gifts. He is, essentially, the internet's Santa Claus. But after years of memes, fan pages, and other forms of weird worship, a change to the way Steam handles game modifications has turned a swathe of gamers against their folkloric idol. Last week, Valve introduced a way for Steam users to pay for modifications to their games, starting with the 2011 role-playing game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Where modifications -- usually shortened to mods -- were previously free to download via the Steam Workshop, their creators can now...
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Noooooo! Del Toro, Konami andIt could have been the greatest survival horror game of all time, but Silent Hills is no more. The brainchild of developer Hideo Kojima and movie director Guillermo del Toro, which was to star Norman... Reedus from TV's The Walking Dead, has officially been...
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'Mad Men' Episode 11: 'StopIn “Time and Life,” the true consequences of SC&P’s seemingly advantageous deal with McCann come to light. Roger, Don and the other partners are taken by complete surprise when they learn that... the firm’s lease is up in the Time Life building, and that not only will they be moving to the McCann offices, but their firm will be absorbed by the monolithic advertising factory farm If the physical body of the firm dies, Roger believes its soul will go as well. SEE ALSO: 'Mad Men' Episode 10: Just 4 shows left, and we're looking at 'the forecast?' The partners do their best to pitch McCann on a West Coast version of SC&P, one that would remain a “division” of McCann. But the McCann chiefs reject Don’s LA office pitch before he even gets rolling, and tell each McCann partner what pot...
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Verizon wants to start offering its customers slim bundles of cable channels and the option to swap packages of channels in and out as they choose. The company says it's about giving consumers the... choice they crave, and it's clear Verizon feels it needs this kind of customization to compete with the broadening array of streaming video options. But ESPN publicly objected to the plan, and today the sports media giant is reportedly suing Verizon for breach of contract.
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This Professional Video Gamer"My wrist injury is something that I simply cannot ignore."
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How Long to Cook the PrimeThe Apple Watch launched with a plethora of fitness, travel, sports and other apps.
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Preventing a Fukushima disaster in Europe

Phys.org - 27 Apr 2015 17:50
Improved safety management and further collaboration between experts is required to minimise the risk of flooding at coastal nuclear plants in Europe.
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All goes quiet for 'SilentSilent Hills is done. The game development dream team that would have brought Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro, Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima and The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus... together for a new chapter in the Silent Hill series is dead, Konami confirms. See also: 9 Valuable Life Lessons We Learned From Gaming "Konami is committed to new Silent Hill titles, however the embryonic 'Silent Hills' project developed with Guillermo del Toro and featuring the likeness of Norman Reedus will not be continued," the publisher's statement reads. "Discussions on future Silent Hill projects are currently underway, so please stay tuned for further announcements."
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Animal charity lends homelessWood Green animal charity, based in north London, is lending households cats from their shelter to help them deal with persistent mouse infestations using the Handy app.
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Ford's Global Future Mobility Manager Erica Klampfl explains how Ford is getting massive amounts of sensor data from its vehicles and is using the cloud to manage and process it.
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Can gamification solveIf 90 percent of the world's workforce were suddenly struck with a debilitating illness that rendered them unable to perform to their fullest potential, it would be declared a global crisis. In... enterprises, that statistic is more or less the norm. Just 13 percent of employees worldwide are engaged in their jobs, a recent Gallup report found--meaning that they're "involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and workplace." The remaining 87 percent? Not so much. They're either "not engaged or indifferent--or even worse, actively disengaged and potentially hostile--to their organizations."
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Protests in Baltimore against the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died from spinal cord injuries while in police custody, intensified over the weekend, and harrowing images are coming through.... A video posted last night by The Baltimore Sun shows police surrounding a photojournalist and a protestor on the ground while another man shouts, "He's a photographer! He's press!"
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We knew ESPN wasn't happy with Verizon's recently announced flexible TV plans, and now it is ready to take legal action on the matter. According to CNBC, The Worldwide Leader in Sports is suing... Verizon over the FiOS Custom TV package, only days after...
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Apple's mission to centralize your health data is already receiving strong support from hospitals and medical clinics, especially when compared to similar efforts from Google and Samsung. Now the list... of early partners has grown to include Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. According to Bloomberg, the hospital just flipped on support for HealthKit in its patient records systems over the weekend, instantly giving doctors access to synchronized data from hundreds of health and fitness apps that support Apple's platform. "Rather than turn it on as sort of an opt-in, we've basically enabled it for all of our patients," Darren Dworkin, the hospital's chief information officer, told Bloomberg. That could enable over 80,000 patients to...
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Upgrade your workouts with new fitness gear

USA Today - 27 Apr 2015 17:41
Upgrade your workouts with newColumnist Jennifer Jolly shows you three gadgets that will help jumpstart your workouts.          
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Photographer Gets Beaten byBaltimore photojournalist J. M. Giordano of the City Paper has been on the front lines of protests in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death in police custody. Yesterday morning, Giordano and another... protestor were apparently swarmed by police officers and beaten — and the whole thing was caught on camera. Reports say that about 100 […]
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Since ancient times, richDavid Cameron prompted considerable amusement over the weekend after indicating he supported West Ham United — supposedly, he's an Aston Villa fan. The incident joins a litany of other inevitable... stories of politicians trying to pretend they're just like the rest of us. The more they come across as "ordinary blokes," the belief seems to be, the more we'll trust them to put our interests first. Meanwhile, the media has fun spotting cracks in the facade. It's an impossible game to win at, as shown by the story of Ed Miliband's kitchens. Having been filmed in his kitchen (because what could be more "normal" than drinking tea with your wife in the kitchen?), he then gets criticised for having a shabby kitchen, and then mocked when it emerges that he in fact has two kitchens, and the other...
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For Microsoft, 2015 is a year of adjustment. While the software giant focuses its efforts across multiple platforms, Windows is gearing up for big changes. That change will be on full show at... Microsoft's Build developers conference on Wednesday, and it's a key moment for the company to prove it's got what it takes to keep Windows relevant in a mobile era that continues to ignore Microsoft's efforts. With Windows Phone increasingly squeezed out by Android and iOS, this year's Build conference feels like a last chance for Microsoft to woo mobile developers and get the apps it needs for a successful future. Microsoft is returning to its roots to bring back the Start Menu and a more PC-friendly version of Windows, and many changes that...
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The death toll from Saturday's earthquake in Nepal is now more than 4,000, a number that is likely to climb because mountainous villages have been difficult to reach, the Associated Press reported... Monday. The 7.8-magnitude quake was the largest in Nepal in nearly 80 years.
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How to download your entire"This gives you access to your data when and where you want," Google wrote about the service.          
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Astrophyicists draw mostAstrophysicists have created a 3D map of the universe that spans nearly two billion light years and is the most complete picture of our cosmic neighbourhood to date.
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Here's the first look at Jared Leto as The Joker

Digital Trends - 27 Apr 2015 17:36
Here's the first look at JaredOver the weekend, Warner Bros. and Suicide Squad director David Ayer released the first official image of Jared Leto as The Joker in honor of the 75th anniversary of the character's debut. The post... Here’s the first look at Jared Leto as The Joker appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Google wants to keep patentsGoogle will purchase your unwanted patents in order to keep them out of the hands of "patent trolls." With company dynamics constantly changing, often times companies find themselves in possession of... patents that they no longer need. Selling a patent, especially for smaller companies, can be a difficult task, and Google looks to make that easier with an experimental Patent Purchase Promotion.
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Apple Watch Diary - On the road

Slash Gear - 27 Apr 2015 17:35
Apple Watch Diary - On theA smartwatch arguably needn't be too smart if you're sat at your desk all day. Out on the road, however, if Apple Watch is going to be a useful traveling companion then it needs to step up: that... generally means allowing your iPhone to stay in your pocket more often. Meanwhile, battery life becomes all the more critical when you're …
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The roster of credit cards that work with Apple's mobile payments platform has always had one notable absentee. Thankfully, the folks at Discover have realized that there's little to be gained from... not being available to use on Apple Pay. That's why ...
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The FTC complaint alleges shoppers didn't know they were being tracked and there was no in store opt-out mechanism for them to use.
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4 Cheaper Apple Watch Alternatives

ABC News - 27 Apr 2015 17:33
4 Cheaper Apple WatchApple is making wearing a watch cool again -- and that's good news for competitors.
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Men and women are paintingManicure Mondays just got a little more worthy of our attention. Australian radio station Kiis 1065 encouraged listeners to paint their nails on Monday to show solidarity for Bruce Jenner See also:... Twitter users respond to Bruce Jenner interview with outpouring of support The reality star and former Olympic athlete revealed in an interview with Diane Sawyer, which aired Friday, that he was transgender and was transitioning to a woman. During the interview, he told Sawyer he wishes for a time when he could "have my nail polish on long enough that it actually chips off." (This story refers to Jenner with male pronouns because he has not yet indicated otherwise.)
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EBay Boss Backs Google In EUThe EU says Google is muscling online shopping competitors out of the market, but eBay's boss says they enjoy a strong rivalry.
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Here's the Airlines Supporting Apple Watch

The Mac Observer - 27 Apr 2015 17:31
Here's the Airlines SupportingThe number of airlines with an Apple Watch app is growing, which means TMO's list tracking them is getting longer.
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Furious 7 races to fifth highest-grossing film ever

Digital Trends - 27 Apr 2015 17:31
Furious 7 races to fifthFurious 7 has passed Frozen for fifth place on the list of highest-grossing films ever. Vin Diesel and company have sped their way to the fastest $1 billion in Hollywood history and have announced... three more movies are coming. The post Furious 7 races to fifth highest-grossing film ever appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Starbucks breakdown shows howA glitch that disabled registers at thousands of Starbucks stores Friday was a reminder of the invisible systems restaurants rely on to run increasingly sophisticated operations.
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Official Pentax K-3 II Sample Images

Photography Blog - 27 Apr 2015 17:30
Official Pentax K-3 II SampleRicoh has published seven high-resolution sample photos taken with the new Pentax K-3 II digital SLR camera.
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The peak time for seeking information on topics related to HIV, such as prevention and testing, is at the beginning of the week, while risky sexual behaviors tend to increase on the weekends,... according to a new analysis.
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A new study of night shift workers suggests that overnight occupational and cognitive impairment is more strongly correlated to insomnia than it is to sleepiness.
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There's a new dinosaur in town, and it's pretty damn strange. Despite being related to famous meat-eaters like the Velociraptor and the T. rex, the 3-meter-long Chilesaurus diegosuarezi was a plant... eater. Armed with a horned beak, two-finger hands, and a proportionately small head and feet reminiscent of long-necked dinosaurs, Chilesaurus is the ultimate weirdo. Indeed, paleontologists think it's so odd-looking that they've taken to comparing it to the platypus -- a duck-billed, beaver-tailed, egg-laying mammal. And now that they've found this curious creature, scientists are on the lookout for more.
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Photos: 7-Year-Old Boy Discovers T. Rex Cousin

Live Science - 27 Apr 2015 17:28
Photos: 7-Year-Old BoyThe newfound dinosaur species Chilesaurus diegosuarezi may be a cousin of the notorious Tyrannosaurus rex, but it didn't eat meat, a new study shows.
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A 7.8-magnitude earthquake decimated Nepal this weekend, ruining historic temples and killing more than 4,000 people. Even on Monday, residents were afraid to enter buildings for fear they'd collapse.... Aftershocks continued to rock the country as international relief organizations flocked to the scene.
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Bizarre Cousin of T. Rex Was a Vegetarian

Live Science - 27 Apr 2015 17:27
Bizarre Cousin of T. Rex Was aA 7-year-old boy spotted fossils of a wacky dinosaur related to T. rex that didn't share the infamous carnivore's appetite for meat, and instead the 9.8-foot-long (9 meters) dinosaur munched on plants
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A massive corporate merger proposal is working its way through the regulatory review process. If approved, it could have profound implications for the future of television. No, we're not talking about... Comcast's proposed $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable. That proposal was aborted Friday when resistance from antitrust regulators prompted the Philadelphia cable giant to walk away from the deal.
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What the Night Sky Would Look  “Skyglow” is a term used to describe the brightness of the night sky in a built-up area as a result of light pollution. In the video above, timelapse artists Gavin Heffernan and Harun... Mehmedinovic combine timelapse astrophotography—filmed at some of the darkest skies in North America&mdas;and splice the footage with night timelapses of major…
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Biggest Risks To Apple's StockWhile Apple should have had a strong quarter there are a number of risk that could impact the shares.
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Google wants to buy yourNo stranger to patent trolls, Google has introduced a program they're calling the 'Patent Purchase Promotion'. Equal parts patent purchasing clearinghouse and troll roadblock, Google's scheme will... allow those interested in selling patents an avenue for submitting the patent, setting a price, and allowing Google to review the offer. After a review period, Google will either make an offer or …
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Silent Hills Cancelled

Slash Gear - 27 Apr 2015 17:22
Silent Hills CancelledOne bit of bad news, one bit of good. First, Silent Hills has been cancelled. In a statement this morning, Konami has suggested that while they will remain "committed to new Silent Hill titles,"... Silent Hills will be no more. This is the project that was announced recently through a tiny game called "P.T.", short for "Playable Trailer." This terrifying …
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The Queen drops off the listLONDON — The Queen has fallen out of the Sunday Times' annual rich list for the first time. Her wealth may have grown by £10 million over the past year, but it's not enough to keep her in the... countdown of the 300 richest people in Britain, thanks to a dramatic increase in the country's billionaires. See also: Elizabeth in the army: When the Queen was a truck mechanic A fortune of £100 million is required to make it into the top 1,000. In 1997, you just needed £15 million to make the grade, the Evening Standard reports. The Queen is thought to be worth around £340 million, a relative pittance that places her at number 302.
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Major L.A. hospital offersMajor L.A. hospital Cedars-Sinai revamped its electronic records system to include HealthKit integration. Now, data from any patient who uses HealthKit to monitor their wellness will be made available... to doctors at the hospital. The post Major L.A. hospital offers HealthKit access to 80,000 patients appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Uber, the Rashomon

PandoDaily - 27 Apr 2015 17:20
Uber, the Rashomon[Editor’s note: This post, by John Battelle, was originally published on his own blog. It is republished here with his permission.] Our industry loves a rashomon, and in the past year or two, our... collective subject of debate has been Uber. Perhaps the fastest growing company in history (its numbers aren't public, but we'll get to some estimates shortly), Uber has become a vector for some of the most wide-ranging arguments […]
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The Supreme Court said Monday it will decide whether Web sites and other firms that collect personal data can be sued for publishing inaccurate information even if the mistakes don't cause any actual... harm.
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Everything You Need to KnowThe next massive Call of Duty game comes out in November
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Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 review

Android Central - 27 Apr 2015 17:19
Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 reviewThe Idol 3 from Alcatel OneTouch may be the best value in mobile today. When we first looked at the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 -- we're talking about the larger, 5.5-inch 1080p display model here -- at... Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, we had a good feeling about what we were seeing. Alcatel OneTouch certainly isn't on the tip of any tongues when talking about top-selling Android phones, but the company's latest offering is a phone you need to know about. While the Idol 3 doesn't have the specs that will set the Android world on fire, what it does bring is one of the best experiences you'll find under $250. The Idol 3 is the perfect balance of features and performance versus cost, and after a bit of time using it, I'm liking it more and more each day.
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Watch This X-Wing Make It To An X-Wing has made it to space in real life, thanks to a project by a two-person space photography outfit from Essex, UK launched as an attempt to get tickets to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens VIP... premiere. Project Helium Tears, which uses weather balloons to take pictures of Earth from the very edge of space, fixed an X-Wing model to one of their balloons and sent it up, capturing the flight…
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It's been a while since we've heard anything about Rocksteady's upcoming action-adventure game "Batman: Arkham Knight," but on Monday, the London-based video game developer released a new trailer for... the title, along with a description of one of the game's new features - Dual Play.
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BMW i Remote app revealed for Apple Watch

Digital Trends - 27 Apr 2015 17:15
BMW i Remote app revealed forThe BMW i Remote app is now available for the Apple Watch. The app allows owners to monitor their vehicles remotely, and features blended route planning that combines driving and walking directions.... The post BMW i Remote app revealed for Apple Watch appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Modern SSD controllers are super-smart, but using TRIM is still a good idea.
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The Pied Piper gang finally has its Ari Gold, and that's a good thing. Silicon Valley has been distinguishing itself this season by how deftly its satire straddles the line between realism and... absurdism, but it's been intermittently subdued.
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Acer's Jason Chen will give you Win10 for free Pics Acer CEO Jason Chen this week tore through the company's international product launch presentation - on the 68th floor of New York's 4 World Trade... Center - like a rock star on speed from start to finish. He even donned sunglasses at one point and there seemed every chance that he might not take them off....
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Apple earnings preview: iPhoneApple's latest quarterly results on Monday are unlikely to top those from its blowout holiday quarter, but sales of the iPhone 6 should drive strong earnings gains compared with a year ago.
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Victorious Wants to HelpRyan Higa and the Young Turks are trying it. Michelle Phan is supposed to. What will YouTube say about that?
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Christy Turlington BurnsOver the past few weeks since Apple's "Spring Forward" event, model and founder of non-profit organization Every Mother Counts Christy Turlington Burns has kept a blog on Apple's official website... describing her use of the Apple Watch in helping her prepare for the Virgin Money 2015 London Marathon. It's about that time...Wish me luck and some speed #everymileeverymother @everymomcounts sub 4hrs #applewatch A photo posted by Christy Turlington Burns (@cturlington) on Apr 26, 2015 at 1:44am PDT After finishing the marathon yesterday, Burns posted a time of 3 hours and 46 minutes, flying just under her goal time of 3 hours and 55 minutes (via The Telegraph). Angled as a seven week build-up to the 2015 London Marathon, Burns' final blog entry was posted last week, also timing itself with the...
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10 Things To Do Before You HitBuilding a loyal audience on publishing platforms requires more than typing out a few paragraphs on a topic and publishing them as a post. There are a number of simple, but easily-overlooked things... that you can do to make your content more engaging and effective, without needing a techie’s help. Below are 10 points to review before publishing.
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Android Surpasses iOS In A new study out this morning upsets the traditional thinking that iOS applications make more money for mobile developers when compared to those that run on Android devices. Instead, after taking... into account the large number of non-Google Play Chinese Android app stores in existence, advisory firm Digi-Capital found that not only did Android dominate download volumes in 2014, it also made…
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Wimbledon bans 'nuisance' selfie sticks

Engadget - 27 Apr 2015 17:10
If you're heading to the All England Lawn Tennis Club in June to enjoy some strawberries and cream and perhaps snap the odd selfie while watching the world's best tennis players, we have some bad... news: Wimbledon has banned the selfie stick. Laid out ...
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These ideas were obvious failures before they were even built, and yet, they were built anyways.
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Google Launches A Marketplace Google announced this morning the launch of an experimental program that will allow it to purchase patents from businesses and other patent holders who wish to sell. The company says its new... “Patent Purchase Promotion,” opening next month, is an effort to “remove friction” from a patent market that currently fraught with patent trolls, lawsuits and other wasted…
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Google launches portal to buy patents

Reuters - 27 Apr 2015 17:07
(Reuters) - Google Inc said it would launch an experimental portal that allows interested patent holders to sell their patents to the company.
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Oops. On Sunday, the hashtag #feministsareugly began trending on social media site Twitter, and thousands of feminists replied with selfies demonstrating the opposite. The resurgence of the trend... ended up being a mistake on Twitter's part, after the site pulled a headline from an article written last summer.
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As usually happens, we learned a big lesson the hard way. After promoting Daily Galaxy Radio ($24 a year subscription price) for three days to our free advertising-supported home site, Twitter, and... Facebook fans, we pulled the plug. It was...
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Mark Roberts: FindingPhotographer Mark Roberts talks to us about shooting landscapes during the Golden Hour and much more.
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Human-caused global warming is responsible for 3 out of 4 super hot days, new study calculates
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While Oculus, Valve, Samsung and HTC are all looking to captialize on the resurgence of VR, their solutions all focus on what we can see and hear. That's more than enough to immerse you in a virtual... world, but what if you want to interact with the ob...
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According to Stephen Hawking,There is finally definitive proof that Stephen Hawking is a genius When asked about the cosmological significance of Zayn Malik leaving One Direction during his hologram appearance at the Sydney Opera... House, the physicist deadpanned, "Finally, a question about something important." Hawking went on to recommend that heartbroken tweens go into the field of theoretical physics, because proving the existence of parallel universes could uncover a world in which Zayn never parted ways with Harry, Liam, Niall and Louis. He could even be married to the lucky One Direction fan who was brave enough to ask Hawking such a serious question.
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[From GamerTell] Steam decided to let modders charge for their mods. This can't go well.
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SessionM's Lars Albright isOne criticism you often hear about Boston startups is that they don't have a clue how to self-promote. While there is a growing class of young companies that have no problem pumping their own tires... — companies like Alfred, transportation startup Bridj, and alcohol delivery company Drizly come to mind — there is still a large number of entrepreneurs who have trouble talking about their success. Two great examples of this […]
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Watch Tiny Gecko Robots HaulBiologically inspired gecko-bots? They aren't as rare as you might imagine. We've been covering them since 2009, and they've existed since at least 2006. That said, the latest generation, out of...
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Add water to a half-filled cup and the water level rises. This everyday experience reflects a positive material property of the water-cup system. But what if adding more water lowers the water level... by deforming the cup? This would mean a negative compressibility.
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Why is the sky blue? Why is water wet? How much paper would it take to print the internet?
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Many of our favorite Game of Thrones characters have broken sacred vows at this point. Jon Snow slept with a Wildling girl. Cersei made a mockery of her wedding vows. Roose Bolton stabbed his liege... lord. But last night, we got to see them solemnly debating the meaning of religion, and what it means to be faithful.
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If you're actually able to wake up when your alarm goes off , the only thing stopping you from getting out the door on time is your morning routine. Here are some tips to speed things up so you can... stay up a little later, sleep in a little more, and still have time to prepare for the day.
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A UK survey of more than 2400 people reveals that those who are most worried about electricity bills are least likely to want smart meters
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In 2004, Brooke Borel got bed bugs in New York. Then she experienced them again in 2009--twice in two different apartments. Because of those experiences, which were part of a widespread bed bug... resurgence in the US, Borel, a science journalist, decided to explore why the bugs were back. This excerpt is one of many stories from her new book: Infested: How the Bed Bug Infiltrated Our Bedrooms and Took Over the World.
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In fashion first, Google showsTulle skirts are in. Jogger pants are hot. But high-waisted shorts? You don't want to go there.
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Sky takes on Blinkbox: Buy andFilms can be bought at Skystore.com or through the Sky Store app. Non-Sky TV customers in the UK can watch on their TV via a NOW TV box or Roku while those in Ireland can watch via a Roku box.
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Upcoming first-person shooter video game "Call of Duty: Black Ops III" will reach the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC Nov. 6. On Sunday, publisher Activision and developer Treyarch revealed the... game's trailer, which has already garnered more than four million views.
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Thanks to science, VladimirA tip for looking your best at age 145: Try replacing bits of your skin with plastic.
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Applied Materials calls off $9.4B Tokyo Electron buyout citing antitrust concerns from Justice
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SanDisk refreshes Fusion-ioNew ioMemory SX350 is the first accelerator based on SanDisk flash for improved price/performance
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Usually people go to state parks in search of a trail, vista, or barbecue.
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Apple earnings are today andYou could almost hear the jaws drop on Wall Street in January after Apple reported selling a staggering 74.5 million iPhones and earning a record $18 billion in profit during the holiday quarter. Now... that it's April, it won't be easy to meet those high expectations. Apple will almost certainly fall short of those unfathomable figures when it reports earnings Monday at 4:30 pm ET That said, analysts are optimistic for the introduction last year of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. They're also scrutinizing the first hint of traction for the Apple Watch, Apple's first new major hardware product category in five years.
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Kenyan farmers can subscribeiShamba is a for-profit social enterprise which provides agricultural advice from experts to farmers across Kenya via phone and SMS.
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Teotihuacan find raises hopesA 600-foot tunnel below a pyramid in the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacan has given up 50,000 artifacts—but its latest reveal could indicate something far more significant lies in wait.
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Pinterest Woos Big Brands WithPinterest's new API isn't for the plebeian masses, it's for the Fortune 100s.
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Reading To Young ChildrenScientists used MRI scans to study the effect that reading to young children has on the brain. They observed activity in brain areas involved in both reading and verbal skills.
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Yes, the Apple Watch Blends [iOS Blog]

Mac Rumors - 27 Apr 2015 16:48
Yes, the Apple Watch BlendsBlendtec and Tom Dickson have returned with the latest edition of their "Will It Blend" experiment, this time putting the Apple Watch in a blender to see how well it survives. Spoiler alert: it... doesn't. Just like with every iPhone put through the blender treatment, the Apple Watch is quickly smashed and destroyed into tiny bits and pieces of metal. Last week, the Apple Watch Sport was put through a lengthier torture test that involved attempting to scratch it with a cheese grater, pouring ketchup and maple syrup on it, boiling it in hot water, stepping on it, smashing it with a seven-pound cast iron skillet and more. The wrist-worn device also underwent a waterproof test on the same day. Don't try this at home.
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New Bike Washing Machine Lets You Work Out While You Wash

The Huffington Post - 27 Apr 2015 16:47
New Bike Washing Machine LetsStudents at the Dalian Nationalities University in China have designed a bike washing machine that will wash your clothes while you pedal. The invention is aptly called "Bike Washing Machine" or... "BiWa," and it aims to "bring health and convenience to our life" by combining a stationary bike and a washing machine. According to a description on Tuvie provided by the students who designed the bike, the way it works is quite simple: "When you ride this bike, the pedaling motion causes the drum of the washing machine to rotate; at the same time, superfluous electricity is generated which can be used to power the display screen or [be] stored for future use." Credit: Designer: Xuefei Liu, Di Fang, Linhao Su, Zhanbing Li, Xiaoyu Gao Xueyi Wang, Wen Fan, Liying Zhu, Deqian Zhao, Huan Li, Mengmeng...
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Until 2006 scientists knew only 6 extremely compact elliptical galaxies like the Andromeda satellite Messier32 that host up-to several billion stars. They are so small, that they look like stripped... cores of ordinary galaxies. All these stellar systems were found...
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Virtual containers are secure, operating system-level user spaces that consume no more overhead than a standard application does. They are the ultimate developer's playground--the stuff of dreams.
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Only a Fraction of Apple WatchYou aren't the only one constantly refreshing their order status
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[From GadgeTell] Yet another LG Watch Urbane US pricing hint has just surfaced, backing assumptions derived from the wearable device's official Korean valuation.
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Nepal Earthquake Spurs TechAfter a devastating earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday, tech companies are hoping their products can help provide much-needed relief.
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For some of us, the Eurovision Song Contest means cringing at over-the-top performances and chuckling at Graham Norton's dry, subtly cynical commentary. For others, however, the annual karaoke... competition is genuinely enjoyable, and if you fall into ...
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Ex-Google Maps and, er, Wave chap quits Zuck empire Lars Rasmussen has quit Facebook after nearly five years as director of engineering at the free content ad network....
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This Photo Booth Uses aMoscow-based artist Dmitry Morozov has created a photo booth that prints portraits of live subjects using a Brother SX-4000 typewriter. The system, dubbed “i/o,” consists of the typewriter, an... Arduino for controlling the operations, an Apple iSight camera, and a lamp for illumination. Subjects simply stand in front of the camera to have their face […]
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Is TalkTalk's £12 a monthTalkTalk has launched what seems to be an unbelievable offer for a 3G SIM. For just £12 a month - and on a rolling 30-day contract to boot - you get unlimited talktime, texts and 3G data, a deal that... the company claims is the cheapest on the market....
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Next-gen Siri will rely onWhen Apple launched ResearchKit, the platform was open source, allowing anyone to contribute or develop for ResearchKit. The snarky quip was that Apple finally figured out what open source was. It... looks like Apple wasn't done with open source; they've apparently based the new Siri engine on an open source platform known as Mesos. It's the same platform used by …
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You grind your own coffee --Better-tasting baked goods could be part of your daily grind.          
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Digital Rev Compares theThe folks over at Digital Rev put together a very interesting test comparing the Nikon D7200, Canon 7D Mk II and Canon 70D cameras.
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Search for little green men finds them rather close to home A cyber attack downed the Hawaiian Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)'s official website for two hours in protest against the construction on... Mauna Kea....
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AAPL's numbers today are goingWith Apple set to reveal its fiscal Q2 earnings after market close today, analysts are expecting double-digit year-over-year growth in all categories except iPads. Fortune‘s roundup says that... analysts predict revenue of $56.84B, up a massive 24.5% year-over-year, and above the top end of Apple’s $52-55M guidance. Earnings per share is predicted to be $2.21, up a […]
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Russia's deputy premier visits space center, promises to pay back wages by weekend
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RIP Twitter's 'Timeline Views'When Twitter reports first-quarter earnings on Tuesday, one metric will be missing from its report card: timeline views.
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'Mad Men' Recap: Children of All Ages

Wired - 27 Apr 2015 16:31
"Mad Men's" final episodes are stripping Don down piece by piece. The post 'Mad Men' Recap: Children of All Ages appeared first on WIRED.
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Speedball: Mazdaspeed3 conceptThe long-awaited Mazdaspeed3 could debut as a concept at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show in September, and go into production shortly after. An early report claims it will have a 295-hp turbo engine and... all-wheel drive. The post Speedball: Mazdaspeed3 concept could debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show appeared first on Digital Trends.
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LG out to prove the G3 wasn'tThe success of LG Electronics' G3 has put the company under pressure to dazzle the market with the G4, set to debut Tuesday. The company is hoping that an improved display, upgraded camera and a new... design will do the trick. LG has in the last couple of weeks done its best to steal some of the spotlight from already available Android-based smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC's One M9, with a string of teasers and a program to let 4,000 people test the device before launch. The G4 is an important product for LG because the G3 pretty much put the company on the map, according to Ken Hong , global communications director at LG.
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Why the Computer Mouse'sApril 27, 1981: The computer mouse makes its debut
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Do You Lock Your Phone with a Passcode?

Life Hacker - 27 Apr 2015 16:30
We all know you should protect your phone with a passcode or lock pattern. But they aren't always the most convenient. So be honest: do you lock your phone?
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Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Review

Photography Blog - 27 Apr 2015 16:30
The Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD is a new ultra-wide-angle lens for full-frame DSLR owners. Can it compete with similar lenses from Canon and Nikon? Read our in-depth Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di... VC USD review to find out... Read the review »
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Discover Coming to Apple Pay this Fall

The Mac Observer - 27 Apr 2015 16:29
Discover Coming to Apple PayDiscover card users are about to join Visa, MasterCard, and American Express credit card users in the Apple Pay game. The company will be adding support for Apple's wireless payment system for the... iPhone and Apple Watch this fall. The Mac Observer Spin: Discover's announcement will no doubt make its card holders happy. OF course, they probably would've been happier if Discover had been on board when the iPhone 6 with Apple Pay support first launched.
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Now Google Can Tell YouThe company's inaugural fashion report details what styles and garments are growing in popularity, based on search queries
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Behind the Scenes at 'SiliconThis week's Re/cap of HBO's show, featuring two very special guest stars.
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Siri refresh is knownApple is using a revamped, custom Apache Mesos scheduler to power its Siri search queries. It’s been given the backronym “J.A.R.V.I.S.” — apparently standing for Just A Rather Very Intelligent... Scheduler — and Marvel movie fans will likely recognize the name as…
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Amazing Drone Videos from Around the World

Twisted Sifter - 27 Apr 2015 16:25
Amazing Drone Videos from  This breathtaking compilation of drone videos from around the world shows how beautiful our planet truly is. For those curious the audio track is a remix of Rather Be by Clean Bandit.    
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Under Attack: What Banks CanData breaches at some of the nation's largest retailers may grab headlines, but cyber attacks against banks are just as prevalent.
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Met Police still runningForce is reliant on a retired software system
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These four entrepreneurs areCiti and Junior Achievement Kenya launch crowdfunding campaign for a sugar and yeast-based mosquito trap
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If the thought of spending hours with a hobby knife, glue, and more patience than a saint doesn't sound like a fun way to spend an evening, you'll probably want to move along. Because it's completely... up to you to turn the six pages in this papercraft kit into a robot that actually transforms into a paper car.
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Although sexual health has become less of a taboo subject, ensuring that people get tested for STDs remains a big issue. The NHS now offers DIY kits for those worried they might have caught something... from a partner and don't want to get tested by a d...
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Device shipments in India to be 300 mn in 2015: Gartner

Business Standard - 27 Apr 2015 16:20
The traditional personal computer market is expected to grow 2%, with a 9% increase in the notebook market in 2015, says Gartner
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Apple Bans Fart Apps From the"We do not accept fart apps on Apple Watch"
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Why The Rich May Be Last ToMobile commerce is booming. Indeed, according to Forrester's estimates, by 2018, mobile commerce (excluding travel/food services) will exceed 53% of US online sales.  But in a striking reversal to... the norm, wherein the rich get access to the future first, mobile commerce is thriving first with the comparatively poor. This suggests that to truly see the future of mobile, you might first want to take a look at India or other emerging economies. The Money Is In Commerce While the history of mobile has been consumed with peddling 9-cent apps, and now in-app purchases, the future looks like commerce. According to a VisionMobile Developer Economics report, mobile commerce is "expected to account for 2.5 times as much revenue as the rest of the app economy put together in 2015." Indeed, much of...
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Explore Galaxy Zoo Classifications

Galaxy Zoo - 27 Apr 2015 16:17
Explore Galaxy ZooThis post (and visualization) is by Coleman Krawczyk, a Zooniverse Data Scientist at the ICG at the University of Portsmouth. Today we've added another new tool for visualizing Galaxy Zoo, this time... showing the full vote path of all users for each galaxy from GZ2 onward. The first node of the visualization shows an image of the galaxy and each of […]
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For early adopters, TeslaCalifornia realtor Lisa Karos talks fast and pretty much non-stop. It serves her well in her chosen profession. One can imagine Karos' clients succumbing to a fusillade of words, throwing up their... hands and crying, “Uncle!” as they hand over a six-figure down payment. Today, though, Karos isn’t talking about tony homes along the shores of Huntington Beach, California. Instead, the subject is cars. Actually one specific car: her new, red Tesla Model S. “The car is amazing. It’s a jet. Very fast, very high-tech and comprehensive,” says Karos, 55. If there were a yearbook for Tesla buyers, the word “Luxury Car Buyer” would appear under Karos’ smiling face. She’s be alongside a few other distinct Tesla-buying archetypes: “The Car Nerd,” “The Thrill Seeker” and...
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Mr. President: We CommitDuring his recent State of the Union address, President Obama asked, "Will we accept an economy where only a few of us do spectacularly well? Or will we commit ourselves to an economy that generates... rising incomes and chances for everyone who makes the effort?" The President's questions reflect a growing global chorus confronting economic inequality. The nation faces a choice as to the kind of economy it will accept. Will we have an economy of incumbent, limited competitiveness or travel the harder, just road seeking Inclusive Competitiveness? Inclusive Competitiveness For most of the last century, women, Blacks and Latinos were not able to contribute their full potential to the national economy. In those days, America could economically lead the globe with proverbially one hand tied...
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Potential new treatment for multiple sclerosis

Science Daily - 27 Apr 2015 16:16
Scientists have discovered a way to prevent the development of multiple sclerosis in mice. Using a drug that blocks the production of a certain type of immune cell linked to inflammation and... autoimmunity, the researchers successfully protected against the onset of MS in an animal model of the disease. The scientists say the next step is to test this strategy using other autoimmune disorders.
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Blu Selfie review

Android Central - 27 Apr 2015 16:16
Blu Selfie reviewSometimes a phone has a name that really means nothing, or a name that's meant to subtly evoke what the phone's about. And sometimes a phone slaps you right in the face with its branding. It leaves no... question about why the phone was made or what you're supposed to do with it. Such is the case with the Blu Selfie, a phone with a name that's beyond obvious. The quick take The Blu Selfie comes with a pair of 13MP Sony-powered cameras, one for the front and back at a very reasonable price, but the software experience is at times frustrating and the design and hardware quality won't appeal to everybody.
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Apple Watch Faces Offer aIt's been a full weekend for the first batch of Apple Watch pre-order customers to experience Apple's wrist-worn device for themselves. While some issues like the impact of the Watch on an iPhone's... battery life remain in contention, many early adopters agree the wearable's ten available watch faces offer a deep amount of customization for Apple's most personal device yet. All of the different watch face options can be a bit confusing, so we've put together a video showcasing not only the detailed differences between each face but the complications most of the faces include to allow users to display various bits of information. Apple Watch faces range from heavily customizable (chronograph) to essentially no customization whatsoever (astronomy and solar), and over the weekend many new Apple...
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Olive oil is universally considered a much healthier alternative to meat fat. Plant-derived oils (such as olive oil, canola oil, and vegetable oil) largely consist of unsaturated fatty acids, whereas... animal fat is richer in the saturated ones. After a typical meal, carbohydrates are the primary source of energy production by the heart. Under fasting conditions, however, free fatty acids become the major energy producer. Saturated fat in a diet is known to be detrimental to heart health, but its impact on the cardiac muscle has been studied only recently.
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Katrina d'Autremont - If God Wants

British Journal of Photography - 27 Apr 2015 16:13
"We'd all be in hell if that's what God wanted." Katrina d'Autremont's grandfather used to say that often; he believed life was entirely determined according to God's will. "I like the notion that we... love our family because that's what God wants," says the photographer. Born in Denver in 1980, d'Autremont grew up in Montana and then Arizona; she'd spend extended holidays in Buenos Aires visiting her mother's family, who live in a beautiful, airy old apartment. "I went to Argentina every two years for at least a month when I was growing up because my mom wanted us to know her family. When I think back on it, it was really magical." As a child, photography was merely an amusement. She'd aim her basic point-and-shoot at random objects without giving thought to composition. Then at 14, while...
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If you've seen Still Alice, you know how important a smartphone can be for an Alzheimer's patient -- it helps jog memories that might otherwise be lost. Samsung is clearly aware of this, as it just... released a dedicated Backup Memory app to stimulate ...
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This chart showing the height of the tallest skyscrapers built over time, made by the Economist, can get a little hectic with what seems like axises and data points that go beyond x, y and z and on to... some unknown letter but it is deeply interesting. It shows what the tallest building built in which year was, how tall it was, which continent it was built on, highlights iconic buildings and lists what world event was going on during specific years.
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Here are the best of today's deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on... Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best.
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Here are the best of today's deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on... Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best.
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Second S snooping flaw breaksAttackers can potentially snoop on the encrypted traffic of over 25,000 iOS applications due to a vulnerability in a popular open-source networking library. The vulnerability stems from a failure to... validate the domain names of digital certificates in AFNetworking, a library used by a large number of iOS and Mac OS X app developers to implement Web communications--including those over S ( with SSL/TLS encryption). The flaw allows attackers in a position to intercept S traffic between a vulnerable application and a Web service to decrypt it by presenting the application with a digital certificate for a different domain name. Such man-in-the-middle attacks can be launched over insecure wireless networks, by hacking into routers or through other methods.
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Samsung reportedly opens thirdSamsung is said to have opened a third production facility in order to keep up with the high demand of the Galaxy S6 edge. According to new reports, Samsung has opened a third production facility that... will allow them to double production capacity of Galaxy S6 edge screens. Samsung had predicted record sales of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, and they reportedly had planned the launch of this third facility in June.
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Interesting piece from the New York Times. Harkens back to the days when Apple was a young upstart.∞ Read this on The Loop
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[From EntertainmentTell] Teenage girls' inhumanity to teenage girls is in full display in "Scream Factory Double Feature: Carrie / Carrie 2: The Rage."
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NBC may give controversialIf NBC wants Brian Williams gone, it's going to have to pay The peacock network could be forced to give the suspended anchor between $20 million and $30 million as a severance payment, according to a... report from Politico's Mike Allen That would mean Williams would get around half of the $50 million contract he signed with NBC in December, around the time of his 10th anniversary with NBC. That deal reportedly paid up to $10 million per year for five years Allen reported that NBC is hoping Williams will resign and "save the expense." See also: NBC investigation into Brian Williams reportedly finds at least 10 embellishments
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Yes, there will be NokiaNokia says it won't be making phones any time soon, though it's definitely getting back into the phone business. On Sunday, Nokia issued a forceful statement denying recent reports that it would soon... begin manufacturing smartphones out of a research and development facility in China. "These reports are false, and include comments incorrectly attributed to a Nokia Networks executive. Nokia reiterates it currently has no plans to manufacture or sell consumer handsets," the statement said. Nokia cannot re-enter the smartphone market until 2016 as part of the agreement with Microsoft. The Finland-based company sold its devices and services business to Microsoft in 2013.
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No More GMO Ingredients In Menu Says Chipotle

Tech Times - 27 Apr 2015 16:03
No More GMO Ingredients InChipotle Mexican Grill announced that they have finished removing genetically altered ingredients from the menu Monday, making the restaurant the first major food chain to do so following growing... questions from American consumers about the safety of using genetically modified organisms in food production.
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Analysts Expect ContinuedStrong sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus may help Apple exceed analysts' expectations in its second quarter results.
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Upgrade your workouts with new fitness tech

USA Today - 27 Apr 2015 16:03
Upgrade your workouts with newHere are three gadgets to jumpstart your exercise routine.          
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Silent Hills is dead,Konami won't quite confirm it, but according to statements from numerous persons involved with the game, the latest installment in the Silent Hill series, which was to be co-directed by Hideo Kojima... and Guillermo del Toro, is dead. The post Silent Hills is dead, according to everyone but Konami appeared first on Digital Trends.
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[From EntertainmentTell] The cable news channels ignored the situation in Baltimore on the night of the White House Correspondents Dinner
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A quick look at the LogitechKeyboards haven't yet outlived their usefulness, and Logitech continues to make some of the best for adding a little something extra to your tablet. Here we've got a quick look at the Logitech... Keys-To-Go. It's a ridiculously thin keyboard for tablets. The one we have here is technically marketed for Android and Windows -- it's got a telltale Windows key as well -- but it'll work with iOS, too. (If you just have to have one sans Windows key, there's a more iOS-friendly one available, too.) There are a couple ways to use this keyboard. The sexier of the two is to already have the tablet propped up somehow (perhaps with Logitech's own propper-upper), and then have the keyboard away from the display in a more comfortable manner. We'll call that "future mode." But given the resolution of...
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Apple's week: XP users loseAll the news about Apple last week
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[From GamerTell] Chip's Challenge was a game that captivated me as a child, and now after 25 years its sequel is going to be released on Steam.
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Pinterest Adds Tools For Pinterest today said that it would launch what it’s calling its Marketer Developer Program, in which a set of partners will get access to new tools that allow them to better deliver more engaging... content on Pinterest. The tools consist of things like pin scheduling and optimization in the form of APIs for companies that post branded content across a variety of channels, and work with…
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Aerial footage from NepalThe death toll in Nepal has risen beyond 3,700 after Saturday's devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake. The worst earthquake the country has seen in 80 years devastated the capital of Kathmandu along... with surrounding areas including the ancient city of Bhaktapur. Arial footage shows the impact across the region. According to Stephen Hawking, Zayn Malik never left One Direction Your first look at the new face of war in 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 3' Elated dog plays on his very own pup-friendly swing set Can you spot all the new faces in the latest 'Batman: Arkham Knight' trailer?
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The era of VR journalism is coming. Just ask the New York Times Magazine. The post How The NY Times Is Sparking the VR Journalism Revolution appeared first on WIRED.
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These gorgeous light boxes were made with an unlikely material: gummy bears. The post Swirly Stained Glass Made Out of…Melted Gummy Bears? appeared first on WIRED.
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Consider Pitching A 'Virtual Over the years I’ve been part of several of startups, and I love the energy, excitement and sense of risk that comes with launching into uncharted waters. My last startup was acquired in 2007, and... I’ve been working at the acquirer ever since. A bit over two years ago, I got the itch to do something entrepreneurial again. When I talked with my boss about quitting to build a new…
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Council feedback made easy

The Australian - 27 Apr 2015 16:00
Council feedback made easyA Sydney start-up has built a community feedback tool for development proposals which is as easy to use as Facebook.
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Blowout fears for Centrelink

The Australian - 27 Apr 2015 16:00
Blowout fears for CentrelinkCentrelink’s new $1 billion-plus IT system could be doomed if ­politicians don’t heed lessons of the past, analysts warn.
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WhosOnLocation seeks funds to expand

The Australian - 27 Apr 2015 16:00
WhosOnLocation seeks funds toNew Zealand technology firm WhosOnLocation is eyeing funding of up to $NZ3 million ($2.9m) from its biggest market, Australia.
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Huawei upbeat about growth

The Australian - 27 Apr 2015 16:00
Huawei upbeat about growthNetworking giant Huawei has put claims of involvement in espionage behind it to forge a rapidly growing business in Australia.
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How Social Should SocialHow social should your online collaboration network be? Social enough to make your employees more productive and not enough to make them distracted. Finding the perfect formula is still a work in... progress.
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Ingogo hails taxi expenses deal

The Australian - 27 Apr 2015 16:00
Ingogo hails taxi expensesUsers of mobile payments start-up ingogo will be able to directly send taxi claims to their work thanks to a deal with Concur.
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Tablets improve import efficiency

The Australian - 27 Apr 2015 16:00
Tablets improve importThe Department of Agriculture wanted to lift the level of automation within departmental processing,
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Reptiles don't usually tuck into their own kind, but harsh environmental conditions may have pushed this adult iguana to its limits
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Savings fuel driving app

The Australian - 27 Apr 2015 16:00
Savings fuel driving appA driving optimisation start-up promises to save drivers 10-20 per cent of fuel costs by showing them how to drive more ­efficiently.
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Chinese move on smartphone market

The Australian - 27 Apr 2015 16:00
Chinese move on smartphoneThis could be the year that Chinese manufacturers start to get serious about selling premium phones in the Aust­ralian market.
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Science fiction has a pretty good track record of telling us what kinds of technologies (submarines, credit cards, cellphones) we should be expecting years, sometimes many decades, before they... actually show up. But some technologies never make it out of our imaginations.
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Future-proofing your career

The Australian - 27 Apr 2015 16:00
Future-proofing your careerMuch has been written about the rapid rate of technology development and the impacts of digital disruption.
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Clune fashions style on Zampatti

The Australian - 27 Apr 2015 16:00
Clune fashions style onWhen Hilda Clune reflects on her career, fashion designer Carla Zampatti’s drive and passion has left a lasting impression.
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If you've decided to start your own business , you've got many critical decisions ahead of you--like choosing the right legal structure for your business. This video will help you decide if an LLC,... C-Corp, S-Corp, or Sole Proprietorship is best for you.
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Apple Pay, Discover cards willOn launch, much of the attention paid to Apple Pay was in regard to which cards you could (or couldn't) use with the mobile payment processing service. Discover was completely left out of the fracas,... apparently waiting for the service and user base to 'mature'. Now that Apple has shipped well over 75 million Apple Pay-ready devices and is taking …
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Zynga Enters Into Retention Agreements

Wall Street Journal - 27 Apr 2015 15:58
Zynga Enters Into RetentionZynga Inc. has entered into retention agreements with two of its executives, after the gaming company's chief executive and operating chief resigned in recent weeks.
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Apple Watch Pre-Order DeliveryMany customers who pre-ordered the Apple Watch over the past two weeks and received an extended shipping estimate of 4-6 weeks or later should receive the wrist-worn device earlier than expected.... Apple continues to update several pre-orders with improved delivery estimates, with some Apple Watch orders initially slated for June delivery now shipping as early as this week. A growing number of users within the MacRumors discussion forums with Apple Watch pre-orders facing June delivery are beginning to receive more specific shipping dates between mid May and early June. Some customers, for example, have delivery estimates of May 14-May 20 or May 28-June 10, and the white 38mm Apple Watch Sport in particular is set to deliver on April 28 for multiple customers. The timing of deliveries is...
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German climber Jost Kobusch had his camera rolling at the Mount Everest basecamp when the 2015 Nepal earthquake struck this past weekend. His footage reveals what it was like for climbers to feel the... ground rumbling underfoot and then to see a colossal cloud of snow rushing toward them down the face of the mountain […]
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[From EntertainmentTell] Long may the hidden camera comedy prank show wave, and like a mighty wave must return to the shore, Punk'd must return to the airwaves, and to BET, a member of its original... MTV family. The new version of Punk'd is one of seven new series for the network.
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Jay Z Says Tidal Is Doing FineSources claim Apple is bullying Jay-Z's music streaming service, but the rapper and entrepreneur says Tidal is doing just fine.
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There are plenty of powerful third-party camera apps available for Android if you don't like the one that came with your smartphone. They offer manual control over white balance, ISO and shutter... speed, plus a range of advanced features--like the option to cut out moving people and objects from your photos, available in A Better Camera.
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Save 43% today on this durableThis spring clip holster keeps your device clipped in tight, no matter the hustle and bustle. Just snap it to your belt, pants or bag and pop in your device. The top spring clip is extremely tough and... provides quick-release access when you need to answer a call, text or email. Now only $16.95!
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Five billion people worldwide do not have access to safe and affordable surgery and anaesthesia when they need it, and access is worst in low-income and lower-middle income countries, where as many as... nine out of ten people cannot access basic surgical care, a new report by a Commission says.
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Instapaper for Apple Watch isThe Apple Watch may be good at telling you how healthy you are, tracking your steps, propelling you to move, and reminding you of upcoming appoints, but conventional wisdom says it’s rubbish for... reading. The 38mm and 42mm screens are…
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Hackers read Obama's emailsRussian hackers have read President Obama’s emails. The New York Times reports that the correspondence was collected after the hackers compromised the White House’s unclassified network. And while... the emails aren’t classified, they could still contain sensitive information, as CNN revealed when it first reported on the breach. The report is based on testimony from unnamed American officials familiar with the investigation into this hack. Those officials claim […]
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Supreme Court will consider lawsuits against Web sites that publish inaccurate personal data
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Apple Watch may have shippedAssuming preorders of 1.7 million, that means around 1.3 million US buyers are still waiting for the smartwatch, says Slice Intelligence.
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Your first look at the newMechs. Transforming chaingun hands. Some kind of lethal firefly swarm. These are your new tools of destruction in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. Activision's debut trailer for 2015's new entry in the... series, from developer Treyarch, is packed with surprising looks at the game's vision of future warfare. The tone was set last week when the publisher released a futurist-friendly teaser made up of mock newsreels that laid out the key historical moments leading into 2065. Here's the short version: The world has fractured around the rise of "modified humans," with superhuman wars waged between armies that are seemingly pulled from the pages of dystopian science fiction. In the new game's story, tensions rise all around the world when an Edward Snowden-like figure reveals the reality of...
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[From GadgeTell] Seeing as how this classical battery powerhouse is about to turn two, and our hot promotion of the day doesn't include spick-and-span new units of it, you'd probably be inclined to... brush the deal off without giving it a second thought.
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Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron Pull Plug on Merger Plan

Wall Street Journal - 27 Apr 2015 15:43
Applied Materials, TokyoA merger that would have created one of the world's largest makers of semiconductor equipment collapses.
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Climber at Everest Base Camp  A climber captures the harrowing moment an avalanche strikes Everest Base Camp after a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal on Saturday. According to the BBC, at least 3,617 people are... known to have died as deadly aftershocks continue. On Everest at least 18 people have been killed by avalanches as helicopters continue to rescue…
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How Intel and Boeing AreAn entire region of Arizona has made STEM education a core economic development tenant
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uBeam wants to make wirelessWireless charging startup uBeam is attracting big money thanks to its ultrasonic transduction tech and its goal of making charging your device as easy to do as connecting to Wi-Fi. They even want to... make it available in all the same places. The post uBeam wants to make wireless charging as easy as connecting to Wi-Fi appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Mars life search: Iron-richA robotic mission's search for life on Mars may seem worlds away from human scientists wandering around hot springs in Yellowstone National Park.
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Unless you've managed to hold on to the imagination that inspired your make-believe childhood adventures, all those comic book collectibles you've bought don't do much more than decorate your den.... Except for this Iron Man helmet replica that's secretly also a wireless Bluetooth speaker.
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T-Mobile, Sprint make callingUpdate: Sprint too. Many tech companies are attempting to help victims of the devastating Nepal earthquake this week and the latest is T-Mobile. The carrier announced that it's making calling and... texting Nepal free in order to aid relief efforts: In the wake of the devastating Nepalese earthquake, many T-Mobile customers are trying to stay in […]
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How to find Apple Watch apps

The Loop - 27 Apr 2015 15:38
How do you find Apple Watch apps? Here are some thoughts to get you started.∞ Read this on The Loop
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Weight Loss Tips: Here Are 12There's no disputing science. Backed by solid proof, these tips are all you'll need to blast fat away and slim down to your best size.
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Tesla Motors Offers Free TeslaTesla's social networking accounts fall into the hands of hackers, but slowly rebound. One of the hacked accounts promised consumers free Tesla vehicles.
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Tesla's not-so-secret plan to fill the world's homes with giant batteries could involve leasing them, according to a report from The Guardian. The batteries have apparently already been leased to... customers of SolarCity, a renewable energy firm chaire...
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Anyone with even a passing interest in cooking knows that All-Clad is the brand you want in your kitchen when it comes to skillets and pots. Made in America and carrying a lifetime warranty, you'd... probably see their wares in the kitchens of most of your favorite restaurants.
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Anyone with even a passing interest in cooking knows that All-Clad is the brand you want in your kitchen when it comes to skillets and pots. Made in America and carrying a lifetime warranty, you'd... probably see their wares in the kitchens of most of your favorite restaurants.
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Sure, that extra-large bag of tortilla chips probably seemed like a great idea at the time...until you find yourself with a half-finished bag of stiff, unyielding corn triangles that you can't bear to... throw away. Fear not, though: it's possible to give stale tortilla chips a new lease on life.
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Huawei P8 review: Slighted by software

Pocket-lint - 27 Apr 2015 15:30
Huawei P8 review: Slighted byIt's been a curious year for flagship smartphones so far: from the impressive highs of the Samsung Galaxy range revamp, with the company's S6 and S6 edge, to the oh-it's-the-same-again HTC One in its... M9 form. Sitting in among them is Huawei, with its...
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Major LA hospital integratingLA’s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is now integrating HealthKit data into patient records to provide doctors with a more comprehensive picture of the health of the patients they are treating, reports... Bloomberg. The hospital updated its online medical records system this weekend, turning on access to HealthKit for more than 80,000 patients, Darren Dworkin, chief information officer at […]
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Nepal desperate for suppliesA Nepalese man carries his belongings from earthquake debris in Bhaktapur, on the outskirts of Kathmandu on April 27. Image: Niranjan Shrestha/Associated Press Shelter, fuel, food, medicine, power,... news, workers — Nepal's earthquake-hit capital was short on everything Monday as its people searched for lost loved ones, sorted through rubble for their belongings and struggled to provide for their families' needs. In much of the countryside, it was worse, though how much worse was only beginning to become apparent. See also: Before and after photos of Nepal's landmarks reveal devastating impact of earthquake
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Apple's iTunes Store gets RedFollowing the devestation of the Nepal earthquake, Apple added a special Red Cross donation page to its iTunes Store. The donation page lets you give up to US$200 for relief support for the earthquake... victims, and Apple is skipping its usual 30 percent transaction cut so the entire amount of your donation goes to the Red Cross. The Mac Observer Spin: Nepal's 7.8 magnitude earthquake was devastating, and the aftershocks have made the situation even worse. It's great to see Apple offering ways for us to support survivors of natural disasters.
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Climate Deniers to PopeAs Pope Francis prepares a historic document to make environmental issues a priority for Catholics, a group of climate-change deniers is trying to convince the pontiff this week that global warming is... nothing to worry about.
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New BlackBerry/Porsche collaboration leaks

Slash Gear - 27 Apr 2015 15:27
New BlackBerry/PorscheThe last time BlackBerry and Porsche worked together, the result was a $2,00 smartphone. Expect similar results this time around, as a series of pictures have leaked via Weibo which seem to show off a... new-look BlackBerry Porsche collaboration. Though similar to the BlackBerry Passport, the design here is distinctive enough to be a lot less BlackBerry and a whole …
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Gizmodo The Rubik's Cube World Record Now Stands At 5.253 Seconds | Jalopnik Snowgoose Is The Pentagon's Low-Cost Resupply Drone Of Dreams | Jezebel Woman Uncovers Two-Way Mirror in a Bar Bathroom;... Owner Says It'll Stay | Kotaku Analyzing Japan's Latest Fetish: Brooklyn |
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[From EntertainmentTell] Debunking the "who cares" reaction to Bruce Jenner and other high-profile coming-out announcements
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Discover cardholders get their Apple Pay, last of the major credit card networks to join
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Freelancer gets intoAustralian startup Freelancer announced on Monday that it acquired Escrow.com - now it has one more thing in common with eBay and Alibaba
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If camping seems like fun but you'd prefer if roughing it wasn't so rough, the Drumi from Yirego is a compact portable washing machine that can clean around six or seven garments without the need for... a power outlet, a generator, or even a sunny day to feed a solar panel.
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Deadspin What The Fuck Is Wrong With Stephen A. Smith? | Gawker Justin Bieber Went to Prom This Weekend | io9 You Can Solve This Puzzle By Following One Simple Rule | Lifehacker Do You Track All of... Your Expenses? |
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Use of a synthetic drug that can cause extreme anxiety, delusions and violent behavior is on the rise in several U.S. states, sending more people to hospitals than ever before. On Thursday, U.S.... health officials saw 172 reports of overdoses from spice, the street name for a class of drugs that contain a compound similar to THC, the high-inducing ingredient in marijuana.
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Snacks On Space Station -Healthy snacks aboard the international Space Station include dried fruit, cereal, nuts, seeds and more. ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti shows off the selection aboard the ISS's Node 1 (Unity... Module).
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A small group of elephants who had been displaced have been butting heads with local villagers in a village in Daloa in the Ivorty Coast. The elephants have damaged crops, ruined homes, injured people... and so forth. The villagers wanted to kill the elephants. Luckily for everyone though, the International Fund for Animal Welfare figured out a way to move them instead.
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[From EntertainmentTell] A quick look at how the music biz works so we can figure out how to fix it.
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Video: Apple Watch undergoesThe wait is finally over. The Apple Watch is out and in stores and, not surprisingly, has already been subjected to some extreme torture testing. While we’ve already highlighted how the Apple Watch... is much more water-resistant than anyone expected, it turns out Apple’s new wearable can withstand almost any type of torture test people can come with, including being submerged in boiling water. DON’T MISS: The same strategy that helped make Tidal a disaster is making Apple look brilliant In a series of tests designed to see just how resilient the Apple Watch is, CNET put the device in water for 10 minutes, pit up against a grater, and abused with a knife. Without fail, the Apple Watch came through
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Nokia denied rumors that it had plans to return to manufacturing mobile phones in a statement posted on its website Sunday. The Finnish communications and information technology company sold its... smartphone business to Microsoft in 2014, agreeing that it would not re-enter that business before 2016.
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Fire up your Lancers: Gears ofMany assumed that like the Halo series, the Gears of War series would be remastered and packaged together for the Xbox One. A remaster is on the way, but it seems that it's only an upgrade of the... first Gears of War game. The post Fire up your Lancers: Gears of War remaster headed to Xbox One appeared first on Digital Trends.
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[EntertainmentTell] Jay-Z speaks up for TIDAL

Technology Tell - 27 Apr 2015 15:18
[From EntertainmentTell] Jay-Z defended TIDAL in a series of Tweets Sunday
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Someone else then comes along and DoSes them The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has dumped more than a million Indian netizens' traceable personal details online, after it decided to publish,... in full, the emails it received as part of its consultation paper about net neutrality....
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How Studying Saturn Moon TitanStudying the hazy atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, should help researchers better understand the air of faraway exoplanets, a new study reports.
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Introducing Digital Trends Car of the Year awards

Digital Trends - 27 Apr 2015 15:15
Introducing Digital Trends CarSix Digital Trends editors brought 12 cars to the 95-degree heat of the Southern California desert and thrashed them over thousands of miles to determine which deserved our prestigious Car of the Year... award. These are the brave participants. The post Introducing Digital Trends Car of the Year awards appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Intel may turn to QuantumOne analyst predicts that Intel is producing new 10nm node transistors that will be faster and consume less energy by using Quantum Wells, thus keeping Moore's Law in effect. The post Intel may turn... to Quantum Wells to enforce Moore’s Law appeared first on Digital Trends.
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More bans roll in for theThe selfie stick may be popular with smartphone users, but it's clearly growing increasingly unpopular with tourist venues and sports events around the world. The UK's Wimbledon tennis championships... is the latest to ban the ubiquitous stick. The post More bans roll in for the selfie stick, now Wimbledon tennis championships says ‘no’ appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Removal Of Ovaries ReducesOophorectomy, a procedure that removes the ovaries, has been found to reduce risks of breast cancer deaths by as high as 73 percent among women with BRCA1 mutations.
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Microsoft offers up to $15,000Up to $15,000 in reward money available for serious discoveries
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7 Photo-Printing Apps to SaveBecause some photos deserve to be printed
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The original Honda NSX won the hearts of the world's motoring press by wrapping a sweet chassis and Ferrari-aping performance up in a reliable package. So when, after a long gestation period, the new... NSX was unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show, it's fair to say we were a little bit excited. Honda has now given a more detailed look under the skin of its high-tech flagship. ..
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Discover Signs On With Apple Pay

TechCrunch - 27 Apr 2015 15:12
Discover Signs On With Apple Credit card provider Discover will join Apple Pay’s ranks beginning this fall, the company announced today. Apple Pay already supports cards from Visa, MasterCard and American Express, and with... Discover, it will reach the overwhelming majority of cardholders in the U.S. Discover was the last noteworthy holdout from the service. Apple Pay with Discover will work the same way it does…
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What happens when you make a low-level flyby of a cometary nucleus? You get jaw-dropping images. The above 2-shot mosaic of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was taken by ESA’s Rosetta orbiter at...... --
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Sony Xperia P2 Leak Hints OfSony may be taking an old page from its smartphone strategy handbook in crafting the next generation of its Xperia P handset. It appears to be bucking the thinner, lighter design of competitors for a... heftier, bigger battery handset design.
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Lenovo K80 takes on ASUSASUS may have just launched its 4 GB RAM toting ZenFone 2 in some markets, including India, but looks like it immediately has some competition in China. Lenovo has just unveiled the K80, it's own take... on a smartphone that fully utilizes the 64-bit powers of its CPU. But the Lenovo K80 isn't just gunning for the ASUS ZenFone 2 …
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SpaceX picks up launch pace,As promised, SpaceX is picking up its launch pace in 2015 with a pair of liftoffs from the Florida space coast slated for the next week and a half. They follow closely on the heels of a quartet of... successful blastoffs from Cape Canaveral, already accomplished since January.
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Nepal Earthquake HappenedA devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal on Saturday was part of a pattern of major temblors that have become so predictable that many seismologists had been expecting this one -- and at least... one team of researchers warned just weeks ago that a major quake was due in the exact location where this one struck. Nepal sits right where the Indo-Australian Plate is pushing itself beneath the Eurasian Plate, a collision that gave rise to the Himalayan Mountains. As the plates push, pressure builds, eventually resulting in a quake to relieve that pressure. And according to Nature, the Indo-Australian Plate is still pushing itself under the Eurasian Plate at a rate of nearly 2 inches per year. "Geologically speaking, that's very fast," Lung S. Chan, a geophysicist at the University of Hong...
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Here's what to expect atIt's no secret that LG is debuting its fourth G-series flagship tomorrow, the G4, because, well, LG is one of the most transparent companies around when it comes to hyping its products prior to a... launch. Whereas your Samsungs or HTCs won't even discuss the name of their upcoming devices — a name everyone already knows well ahead of time — LG plainly tells its audience what to expect and teases plenty of details before the actual announcement. There has, however, been some confusion regarding the actual specifications of the LG G4 debuting in simultaneous launches in cities around the globe, mostly due to a microsite which slipped out into the wild two weeks ago. While the images contained within were indeed accurate, the specs table was filled with placeholders containing mostly...
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Tech Five: It's time for Apple earnings

USA Today - 27 Apr 2015 15:09
Tech Five: It's time for AppleCompany reports quarterly earnings after markets close Monday.          
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Discover credit cardholders in the U.S. are getting their Apple Pay.
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Frederic Filloux, writing for Monday Note, tells the story of Parisian developer Stupeflix and what they went through to get from a mysterious phone call from Apple to being featured a month later in... Tim Cook's October 2014 iPad Air keynote.∞ Read this on The Loop
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Consumers may be obsessed with the Apple Watch, but Apple Inc. watchers on Wall Street will be paying more attention to iPhone 6 sales when the company reports fiscal 2015 second-quarter earnings... Monday. The iPhone remains the bread and butter of Cupertino's growing product family, but with the holiday shopping season long over, its more-recent sales likely won't top the 74.5 million smartphones sold in the December quarter.
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 23 April 2015

SpaceRef - 27 Apr 2015 15:06
Today: Pre-Determined Debris Avoidance Maneuver (PDAM): Last night at 8:00 PM CDT the Flight Control Team was notified of a high concern, late notice conjunction. A PDAM was performed today at 12:35... AM CDT using 58P thrusters. Burn duration was...
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Clumsy Watch buyers areThere’s an old adage about most sports car crashes happening within minutes of their leaving the showroom for the first time, and apparently the same is true of clumsy (or unfortunate) Apple fans... enjoying their first weekend with a brand…
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Experts stressed on sensitizing patients with haemophilia about the treatment protocol at the awareness camp held in Pune on Sunday.
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"Pure heroin" was how one friend described the BMW i8 after just a few seconds in the cockpit. He was right. The i8's 420 foot-pounds of torque plunge its occupants deep into gray leather seats.... Passing becomes reflexive. The acceleration and handling transform grown men and women into delirious, giggling, idiots--both in and out of the car.
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The call is today at 2p PDT.∞ Read this on The Loop
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Researchers Unveil TechniqueScientists develop a technique to edit mitochondrial DNA in mouse cells. The method could someday work on human diseases.
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Nepal Earthquake Toll Only Just Beginning

Live Science - 27 Apr 2015 15:02
Nepal Earthquake Toll OnlyTerrible as Saturday's earthquake was in Kathmandu, geologists fear more bad news to come as information filters in from the surrounding mountainous countryside which has been cut off from the world... by the disaster.
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Frontiers of the Stuplime

Slate - 27 Apr 2015 15:01
The 15 undergraduate students in "Wasting Time on the Internet," an English course offered by the University of Pennsylvania, plus professor Kenneth Goldsmith, plus me, are participating in an... activity. Actually, a few students opt out, but I don't. For the exercise, which Goldsmith calls "30 seconds of heaven," we rotate our laptops Lazy Susan-style around the long conference table. Everyone has 30 seconds with each laptop, to open whatever files they choose. The experience--surreal, funny, nerve-wracking--falls halfway between regretting an email and seeing a therapist. When I get my computer back, almost all of my applications are running. I notice:
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Game of Thrones Dragon Egg Canister

The Gadget Flow - 27 Apr 2015 15:00
Game of Thrones Dragon EggWant to own a dragon egg? Well, if not for real, you can at least try having this Game of Thrones Dragon Egg Canister. It's a fancy storage container you can use to store anything that might fit... inside. In fact, using it as a cookie jar would be awesome. It's an officially licensed Game of Thrones merchandise and has been modeled after the Rhaegal's egg. The construction is made out of ceramic and is hand-painted. What are you going...
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Star Wars Bowling Bag Style Purses

The Gadget Flow - 27 Apr 2015 15:00
Star Wars Bowling Bag StyleHandbags designed exclusively for Star Wars geeks. You can have these Star Wars Bowling Bag Style Purses as an amazing addition to your collection. It's spacious enough to hold all your daily... necessities which could even include a lightsaber, blaster or whatever you have from the Galactic Empire. Next time you're at the club or partying out, don't forget to flaunt your newly purchased Star Wars accessory. You can choose either between the two style Boba Fett or R2-D2. Every...
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Intel's Diane Bryant TalksAlso: How dropping f-bombs can advance your career.
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What is 'Call of duty: BlackThe "Call of Duty: Black Ops III" trailer seems to be commenting on the dangers of our ever-increasing use of technology. Video provided by Newsy          
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[GamerTell] Omega Quintet Review: False idols

Technology Tell - 27 Apr 2015 15:00
[From GamerTell] Omega Quintet isn't the musical JRPG you expect it to be.
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A note of caution to anyone who works on the security team of a major automobile manufacturer: Don't plan your summer vacation just yet. The post Researchers Plan to Demonstrate a Wireless Car Hack... This Summer appeared first on WIRED.
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Fujifilm INSTAX Instant Smartphone Printer

The Gadget Flow - 27 Apr 2015 15:00
Fujifilm INSTAX InstantPrint up pics from your smartphone in an instant with this INSTAX instant smartphone printer from Fujifilm. This baby allows for quick and easy Wi-Fi printing from your smartphone or tablet. The... INSTAX instant smartphone printer lets you enjoy a variety of templates: Real Time, Limited Edition, SNS (Facebook and Instagram), Square (Add Text), and Standard. INSTAX Share App works with iOS and Androids. This premium smartphone printer requires two CR2 lithium batteries that power the printer for approximately 100...
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One for One Tote by Toms

The Gadget Flow - 27 Apr 2015 15:00
One for One Tote by TomsKeep your daily essentials organized without losing your style. This One for One Tote by Toms is a stylish as well as a spacious accessory to hold your daily needs in summer. The tote comes with snap... closure and a 11" strap drop with interior zips and a smartphone pocket. It's got enough space to store everything you might need while you travel for work every day. The tote has been made of cotton/nylon and has got a stylish charm...
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Universal Avenue Gives B2B startups often rely on word-of-mouth and online advertising to get the word out about their products. Over time, they often add a marketing and sales department, but they typically don’t have... the resources to build a full-blown salesforce for their products that can pitch business owners directly, especially when they are looking to expand internationally. Universal Avenue, a…
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Speaker Profile: Built.io'sWearable World Congress, ReadWrite's signature annual conference in San Francisco on May 19-20, will feature the key players who are shaping wearable technology and the Internet of Things. This series... profiles some of the experts who will be speaking at the conference. Nearly two years ago to the date, Neha Sampat spoke to ReadWrite about a new company she was launching called Built.io. She described it as "plug and play" software for enterprise app development that could be used without expert assistance. Today, her app-building technology not only survives, but thrives. Built.io counts increasingly large companies among its users, including McAfee and VMware, the latter of which used Built.io to develop an app that can scale to 2,000 application programming interface requests per second....
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You've probably been engulfed in the Apple Watch media maelstrom. Wondering what else happened in tech this weekend? Like how the new Google Glass will be made by a fancy Italian eyewear brand? We've... got you covered with BitStream, our cheat sheet for tech news and rumors that might've slipped past your radar.
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We all have fears that hinder us in life. Not necessarily fears like spiders or heights, but things like speaking up for ourselves , practicing a skill, or letting someone else care. To get past these... fears, turn into a habit.
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Google Launches Person FinderGoogle and Facebook offer tools to assist people in reconnecting with loved ones in the aftermath of Nepal's devastating quake. On the ground in Kathmandu, the recovery efforts continue.
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AAPL Q2 2015 Earnings Report Set for Today

The Mac Observer - 27 Apr 2015 14:59
AAPL Q2 2015 Earnings ReportApple will host its second fiscal quarter earnings report for 2015 Monday afternoon after the market closes. The conference call with Apple executives and financial analysts is set to start at 5PM... eastern time, and The Mac Observer will be here with our usual as-it-happens coverage and analysis.
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Who was behind the White House hack?

USA Today - 27 Apr 2015 14:58
Who was behind the White HouseAfter the revelation that Russian hackers gained access to the president's unclassified emails, it's worth examining what we know about those hackers. Video provided by Newsy          
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Is now the time to buy anThe future of driving appears to be electric, with Formula E in full effect, supercars adopting hybrid drive systems and range getting further all the time. Fuel powered engines may have their days... numbered. But is it time to make the change to electric?...
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Tech Reporter Shows Off AppleIt was only a matter of time. Last Friday, CNET reporter Scott Stein gave a demo of the dorkiest piece of technology to come out since Google Glass. Everything seems to be going smoothly for Stein as... he shows off the variety of apps on his Apple Watch. That is, until he opens up his Amazon app. After unsuccessfully trying to order diapers from Amazon, Stein tries his luck with an Xbox One. "I have to be very, very careful," Stein says, pointing out just how easy it is to accidentally buy a product through the tiny screen. And then he does. "No, no, no!" Stein laments as his colleague laughs. Stein was able to cancel the order after logging onto his account from a laptop. If only there were some other device to do all the things an Apple Watch does without the small, useless screen. Well,...
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Moshi iVisor Glass iPhone 6Easy to install, comfortable to use, fully protected. The post Moshi iVisor Glass iPhone 6 screen protector review appeared first on AppleTell.
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[From AppleTell] Moshi's iVisor Glass iPhone 6 screen protector reaches to the edges of your iPhone 6's screen to provide full protection, even over the curves.
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Discover cardholders get AppleDiscover announced today that it's made a deal with Apple to join the other three big card companies already offering support for the company's new payments service, Apple Pay. That means that... starting this fall, Discover cardholders will finally be able to add their cards to the service and make contactless, NFC-based payments using iPhone […]
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Tesla home battery: What it'llTesla this week will unveil a brand new product that's not a car, yet it’ll feature some of the same amazing energy technology found in its electric vehicles. According to hints coming directly from... Tesla as well as many other reports from the media, the new product line includes home batteries that could power a house during blackouts, but also batteries that could be used in stores and other large facilities. DON’T MISS: The same strategy that helped make Jay-Z's Tidal a disaster is making Apple look brilliant A new report from The Guardian further details Tesla's home battery, quoting a report from an analyst who had access to customers that were included in Tesla's home battery tests. Trip Chowdhry told the publication
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How Exoplanets rebooted NASA'sNASA is putting together an unprecedented team of scientists and researchers to analyze recently found exoplanets for the potential to support life. Video provided by Newsy          
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Giant Easter Island 'hats'The distinctive headgear worn by some of the famous Easter Island statues may have been rolled up ramps to reach those high perches, a new study suggests
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Tesla rumors point to batteryTesla is synonymous with electric cars that have lots of luxury, emissions free driving range, and performance. Tesla CEO Elon Musk is always working on bringing new devices to market and recently he... has hinted that the company is working on a new device to be unveiled soon. The new device isn't something to do with vehicles. Musk tweeted that …
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VTT is involved in a European project, developing novel LED advertising displays, which combine thin, lightweight and bendable structures with advanced optical quality. The project will implement, for... example, a LED display that will give the viewers a 3D experience without their having to wear glasses designed for the purpose.
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The 2008 Sichuan earthquake taught us that managing and preventing landslides could save thousands of lives in Nepal over the coming weeks
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Discover Announces Apple PayDiscover announced on Monday that it will enable Apple Pay support for credit and debit cardholders at eligible financial institutions in the United States this fall. Discover will also support in-app... purchases made using Apple Pay on compatible iPhones, iPads and Apple Watch. Discover customers with an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, or iPhone 5 or newer paired with an Apple Watch will be able to add their credit and debit cards to the mobile payments service to make contactless payments at thousands of participating retailers and vendors throughout the United States. Discover cardholders will continue to receive current benefits, including Cashback Bonus and Freeze It security. "As the mobile payments landscape matures, Discover remains committed to giving cardmembers secure options for using...
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Apple's path to power mirrors IBM's

Times of India - 27 Apr 2015 14:46
It was the second consecutive year that IBM scientists won the prize; in 1986, two of them won it for inventing an instrument known as the scanning tunneling electron microscope.
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Apple Watch Battery Straps Likely Not to Work

The Mac Observer - 27 Apr 2015 14:46
Apple Watch Battery StrapsAfter a few days with the Apple Watch one thing has become clear: many of the pre-announced accessories are going to be complete and utter failures. TL;DR: don't believe anyone that implies you'll be... able to happily use your Apple Watch while it's separated from your wrist.
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Intex launches Aqua Power+ at Rs 8,999

Times of India - 27 Apr 2015 14:45
Intex has launched another budget smartphone, Aqua Power +
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Best Lenovo Laptops ForUsers looking for business laptops have many options to choose from. Lenovo offers four Thinkpads that can satisfy the needs of different business users.
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LG Watch Urbane now in stockThe LG Watch Urbane is now available in silver through Clove in the UK. The retailer has the LG smartwatch listed for £259.99.
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Mysterious 'Cold Spot' May BeAstronomers are crowing about the discovery of what they say just might be "the largest individual structure ever identified by humanity." It's not a galaxy or a cluster of galaxies--nor even a galaxy... supercluster. It's not even a structure in the usual sense. Rather, it's a vast cosmic bubble of sorts--a roughly spherical "supervoid" some 1.8 billion light-years across. (Story continues below image.) The Cold Spot is in the constellation Eridanus. Graphics by Gerg' Kránicz. Image credit: ESA Planck Collaboration. What makes the bubble different from the surrounding regions of the universe? There's no barrier--it's just that the density of galaxies is significantly lower inside the supervoid than outside. "Supervoids are not entirely empty, they're under-dense," Dr. Andras Kovacs, of...
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Canon Q1 profit plunges

Times of India - 27 Apr 2015 14:41
Japan's Canon Inc reported first-quarter net profit that fell by almost a third, grossly undershooting expectations, citing a collapse in demand for compact digital cameras.
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Provocative start to the Live Below the Line challenge The El Reg Quid-A-Day Nosh Posse's Live Below the Line challenge got off to a provocative start today, as Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator... (LOHAN) team member Paul "Lord Shax" Shackleton sent over a snap of what we certainly weren't getting our laughing gear round this morning....
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Apple moves toApple is now on its third-generation system for handling Siri queries, moving to the open source Mesos platform, according to the Mesosphere blog. Apple reportedly made the announcement at the Bay... Area Mesos meetup last week. During a presentation, Apple engineers said that the switch to Mesos would reduce latency, assist scalability, and made it easier to […]
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Jay Z's got 99 problems, andJay Z has long described himself as the boss of the Big Apple, but right now it seems that the Tidal CEO is butting heads with Apple and other music companies over an alleged multi-million dollar... “smear campaign.” In a…
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Super-strong robot pulls 100xIf I could carry 100 times my own weight, I'd never need to twist the arms of all my friends to help me move. Until I gain super-strength, I'll have to settle for dreaming of borrowing these tenacious... robots. A team of mechanical engineers from California's Standford University developed a collection of tiny robots which can give Marvel's Ant-Man a …
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Jay-Z says Tidal criticism isJay Z this weekend tweeted an ominous and serious accusation: “There are many big companies that are spending millions on a smear campaign. We are not anti-anyone, we are pro-artist & fan.... #TidalFacts.” This would seem to indicate that he believes the broadly negative recent media coverage of his Tidal music streaming service is based on “big companies” waging an expensive media war on a small, floundering application. Is this a likely scenario? Let’s examine the timeline of the past week. DON’T MISS: The same strategy that helped make Jay-Z's Tidal a disaster is making Apple look brilliant On April 21st, BGR published a piece on Tidal’s astonishingly rapid download performance decline. The key argument was that the media message of using glamorous stars like
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Thinner capsules yield faster implosions

Phys.org - 27 Apr 2015 14:30
Thinner capsules yield fasterIn National Ignition Facility (NIF) inertial confinement fusion (ICF) experiments, the fusion fuel implodes at a high speed in reaction to the rapid ablation, or blow-off, of the outer layers of the... target capsule. To reach the conditions needed for ignition, the fuel must implode symmetrically at a peak velocity of about 350 kilometers per second-- without producing hydrodynamic instabilities that can dampen the fusion reactions.
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Do You Track All of Your Expenses?

Life Hacker - 27 Apr 2015 14:30
Keeping track of your budget involves a fair bit of math, which can eventually get overwhelming. While some suggest you can't really manage your budget without tracking all your expenses , others... suggest you only need to cover a few key points. Which do you prefer?
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A common spinal disease could be the result of some people's vertebrae, the bones that make up the spine, sharing similarities in shape to a non-human primate. The research suggests that the... relatively quick evolution of the ability to walk on two legs may have had a substantial impact on modern human health.
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High school students subjected to bullying and other forms of harassment are more likely to report being seriously depressed, consider suicide and carry weapons to school, according to findings from a... trio of studies.
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While prenatal ultrasounds are doing a good job of identifying critical congenital heart disease, those living in poor or rural communities are less likely to find out their baby has heart disease... before birth than those in more affluent or urban communities.
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Technology can bolster efforts by parents, lawmakers and insurance companies to reduce distracted driving among novice teen drivers, according to a new study.
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Wimbledon bans selfie sticksLONDON — The wand of Narcissus took another blow Monday, with the news that Wimbledon is banning selfie sticks from its hallowed grounds. In news that will come as a disappointment to fans of self... portraits from the back row of the stands, the venue has joined the long list of stadiums, galleries and museums worldwide that have banned the things. See also: Snowboarder uses selfie stick, karma delivers swift justice The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTA) warned that selfie sticks won't be allowed into this year's event, the Telegraph reported Monday. A guide for people attending the tournament says: "In common with many other major sports and entertainment events and cultural attractions, The Championships will not allow 'selfie sticks' into the grounds."
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Researchers have succeeded in making a model of breathing movement that allows for the precise measurement of narrow beams to a dummy tumor in the lung by simulating the motion and physical properties... of the chest anatomy in a model, thereby taking a large step towards maximizing the targeting of treatment in mobile organs.
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Results from a randomised controlled trial to compare the use of permanent radioactive implants (brachytherapy) with dose-escalated external beam radiotherapy in patients with prostate cancer show... that the men who received brachytherapy were twice as likely to be cancer-free five years later.
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There are numerous umbrellas that claim to solve one or more problems of the traditional design. The Rainshader, for example, is meant to be windproof, while the Sa bounces back from being blown... inside out. The new Kazbrella, meanwhile, is said to eliminate drips and fold away less awkwardly...
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6 content marketing hacksIt's not enough to settle for just another blog post with the occasional tweet: Here are the six most effective ways to increase traffic to your content
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Want to save energy? Fly theFlying in a plane is not only safer than driving a car, it's also better for the environment, says a University of Michigan researcher.
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Synthetic Drug Illnesses,Drug substitutes, such as Spice, a synthetic pot option, are sending dozens to emergency rooms and some believe legalizing marijuana would stem the trend. It's also prompting medical professionals to... seek ways to educate drug users regarding the dangers in using chemical-based drugs as opposed to drugs made from organic elements such as marijuana plants.
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Gadgets for Home Diagnostics

Wall Street Journal - 27 Apr 2015 14:22
Gadgets for Home DiagnosticsA home-diagnostics movement in medicine is gaining wider recognition as software drives down the cost and improves the accuracy.
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Alzheimer's disease is where the memories of the person is slowly destroyed over time along with other important mental functions, and while a cure for the disease is still being worked on, Samsung... hopes to do its part by trying to slow its side effects down by as much as possible through a smartphone app. Dubbed Backup Memory, this is a collaborative effort between Samsung and 3SG BBDO where the app will basically help those afflicted by Alzheimer's to become aware of their immediate surroundings by helping to identify nearby friends and family members. How it works is through the use of Bluetooth where if a family member is nearby, it will detect it and will then display pictures and information about that person on their phone. Based on this it should help the patient identify who it is...
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Valve Will Pull Paid-For ModsLast week Valve announced that modders will be able to start selling their mods on Steam and price it any way they see fit. It seemed like a good idea as it helps to consolidate the mods into a single... location and help make developers some money for their efforts as well. However there was a copyright issue that was raised that resulted in one mod being voluntarily removed, which led to the question of how will Valve deal with such instances in the future. In fact some gamers weren't too happy with the idea of such mods in the first place and believed that gamers who are appreciative should just donate money instead of being forced to pay for it. So as it stands, the community does seem a bit divided on the whole issue. That being said Valve's Gabe Newell recently took to Reddit where he...
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Hawaii's Thirty MeterAn apparent cyberattack Sunday temporarily disrupted the main website of Thirty Meter Telescope, the organization trying to construct one of the world's largest telescopes near the summit of Mauna Kea... on Hawaii's Big Island.
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MIT and JAIN team wins theA combined team of researchers with MIT and India based, JAIN Irrigations Systems has won the top Desal Prize--a competition to see who could come up with the best desalination system for providing... water for crops in arid places. The team has won US $140,000 for their efforts. The timing for the competition could not have been better as the headlines in U.S. have been filled with news of newly implemented water restrictions in California--one of the main sources of agricultural production in the country.
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Watch this incredible video ofThe world record for solving a 3x3 Rubik's Cube puzzle has been beaten by teenager Collin Burns, and it now stands at just 5.25 seconds. Watch a video showing the extraordinary feat, The post Watch... this incredible video of the Rubik’s Cube world record being beaten appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Konami Issues Q&A On TheYesterday we reported that following the pulling of P.T. from the PlayStation Store, it has been speculated that the main game itself had been cancelled. This was "confirmed" by actor Norman Reedus... and was also supposedly mentioned by the game's co-director Guillermo del Toro. None of this was official but according to a Q&A issued by Konami to Eurogamer, we guess it more or less answers some of the questions we've had. According to Konami, it seems that their contract with Reedus has expired which is why they are planning on removing his image from the Silent Hills website. Based on this we can only assume that either they have cancelled the game which is why they don't need Reedus anymore, or they might have gone with a different actor to portray the game's protagonist. They also address...
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Digital in-line holographyTransportation accidents, such as trucks crashing on a highway or rockets failing on a launch pad, can create catastrophic fires. It's important to understand how burning droplets of fuel are... generated and behave in those extreme cases, so Sandia National Laboratories researchers have developed 3-D measurement techniques based on digital in-line holography.
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Xiaomi's plan to be No. 1 inGlobal Vice President Hugo Barra had an idea in mind when he joined the Chinese phone giant two years ago. The result is the Mi 4i, a cheap flagship phone for India.
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Zapping away space junk

Phys.org - 27 Apr 2015 14:15
Zapping away space junkPlanet Earth is surrounded. Thousands of tons of dangerous space debris circle in low orbit, threatening serious damage, even death, if any were to strike the International Space Station. A proposal... by a research team that includes UC Irvine could be the answer.
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Can you spot all the new facesBatman: Arkham Knight's cast of familiar faces grows with developer Rocksteady Studios' new "All Who Follow You" trailer. Can you name them all? Catwoman's there, putting the beatdown on an army of... robo-baddies with her Batbuddy. Nightwing and Robin both show up as well, all grim faces and determined hero poses. There are also blink-and-you'll-miss-it looks at Commissioner Jim Gordon, his daughter Barbara (aka Oracle), and the vigilante Azrael. The trailer's title suggests that Batman's assorted allies are all targets of the Arkham Knight, the game's primary villain. He pops up a few times here (his cape-less armor is a weaponized mockery of the Caped Crusader's own Batsuit), duking it out with Batman and commanding any army of gun-toting soldiers, tanks and drones. Two-Face and...
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Microsoft's top task forThe world's largest software maker has to convince developers to write apps for the new version of its widely used operating system. But it also needs to win over customers, from consumers to... businesses. That's no simple task.
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'Gotham is burning' but BatmanCatwoman, Nightwing and Robin join the Dark Knight to face off with the mysterious Arkham Knight in the third trailer for the hotly-anticipated game.
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HTC compares Apple, Samsung to diseases in new ad

Times of India - 27 Apr 2015 14:08
The ad doesn't talk about the features of the One M9 and instead assumes that users are bored Apple and Samsung devices.
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Rocket Internet has led a bumper quarter for capital flowing into European companies.
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Fossil evidence suggests it wasn't climate change that killed off the enigmatic Ediacarans, Earth's first complex life, but competition from Cambrian life forms
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What to watch on Wall StreetFor the week of April 27, we outline the key earnings reports and economic data to keep an eye on. It's the last week of April and Wall Street awaits earnings from the world's largest company....          
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Meet Nightwing, Robin andGotham is burning, but Batman has brought along a few friends in the new trailer for the hotly-anticipated game.
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Toothless agreement's vague targets let game makers off the hook Games console manufacturers have agreed a deal with the European Commission that lets them off the hook for meaningful rules on energy... efficiency....
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If you're into eSports, then it's highly likely that you would have heard of Hai Lam. He's best known as the Mid Laner and captain of Cloud9, which is regarded as the best US eSports team for the... popular online multiplayer game League of Legends. Non...
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Breaking Up Qualcomm Will Solve Nothing

Re/code - 27 Apr 2015 14:00
Breaking Up Qualcomm WillQualcomm faces a bunch of challenges that it can address -- and is addressing. However, its combined might is an asset, not a liability in that fight.
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Automakers are jumping on the Apple Watch app wagon. The post You Can Fiddle With Your BMW or Porsche From an Apple Watch appeared first on WIRED.
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Top L.A. hospital usingApple’s ambitions as a mobile health company took a giant leap forward over the weekend, as HealthKit was connected to more than 80,000 patient files at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.... This means that Cedars-Sinai doctors now have the…
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When I was growing up, I lived close enough to Hewlett-Packard headquarters that I could ride my bicycle there. So I’m more than familiar with the idea of the private sector partnering with... academia. It was Frederick Terman, engineering professor to the HP founders, who suggested back in 1939 that they establish their company in Palo Alto in order to benefit from the proximity of Stanford University.
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Samsung Galaxy S6 Vs Galaxy S5The Galaxy S6 is a great phone, but for Galaxy S5 owners... maybe not?
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When we have to confront someone else, it's tempting to remove any and all hostility, to the point of watering down our frustration completely. Outbursts aren't helpful, but remembering why you're... annoyed and standing up for that feeling can help.
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Vancouver's housing market is relatively expensive, and this naturally prevents a lot of people from being able to afford to own their own homes. Following some sub-par rental experiences, Vancouver... resident Isabella Mori contacted local firm Camera Buildings to construct her a 18.5 sq m (189 sq ft) tiny home that she could afford to own outright. ..
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London ad asks if you're beachLONDON — More than 40,000 people have signed a petition calling for the removal of an advert that's been deemed body shaming amid an online backlash. Protein World's ad campaign, which features a... woman in a bikini and various products in the company's "weight loss collection," asks the question: Are you beach body ready? It angered a lot of people — but the company isn't backing down. See also: Topshop's skinny mannequin pissed off a lot of people The posters have been defaced dozens of times, inspired an "Every Body's Ready" Facebook page, and seen the Advertising Standards Authority flooded with complaints.
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Globally, businesses are investing heavily on IT security but Middle East businesses are spending less than 1% of their overall IT budgets on it.
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Amazon Apple Watch app 1-ClickThere's a saying that goes "be careful what you wish for", and it seems that the adage applies even more so to the Apple Watch. And quite literally too. To be fair, the Amazon app for the smartwatch... is probably to blame. Or to be more precise, its sometimes handy "1-Click" to buy feature can actually become a nightmare for …
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Expats try phones, social appsAfter the earthquake hit Nepal, Prem Raja Mahat spent a sleepless night at his Baltimore home, trying again and again to reach his son, who was visiting friends and family back in Mahat's home... country.
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Smart TVs Are Dumb. Every LastEven the phrase 'smart TV' is a contradiction in terms.
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Only Fifth Of U.S. Apple Apple’s debut wearable, the eponymous Apple Watch, started shipping Friday — but according to U.S. online commerce market research firm, Slice Intelligence, the launch weekend saw only around a... fifth of U.S. buyers get a delivery from Cupertino.
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Cost Of Multiple SclerosisThe cost of multiple sclerosis medicines continue to skyrocket in the past two decades despite the introduction of newer drugs on the market, according to a new study conducted by the Oregon State... University and the Oregon Health & Science University.
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Electric solar wind sail couldThe E-sail is a novel propellantless technology that was invented in Finland in 2006. The E-sail utilises long, charged tethers to convert natural solar wind momentum flux into spacecraft thrust.
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Nokia just crushed our dreams

BGR - 27 Apr 2015 13:45
Nokia just crushed our dreamsOne of the biggest dreams of many Android fans has been the mythical high-end Nokia Android phone the company never got to make. However, the Nokia Android rumor keeps coming back time and again,... building brief excitement before returning to a dormant state. A few days ago, a report said that what's left of the Finnish company will soon get back into the smartphone business. But now, the company denied the new rumor, although it's not entirely bad news for Android fans. DON'T MISS: A bizarre Chinese app has taken the Internet by storm this week “Nokia notes recent news reports claiming the company communicated an intention to manufacture consumer handsets out of a R&D facility in China. These reports are false,” the company said in a
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Police breaks up cybergangRomanian authorities have detained 25 people who are suspected of being members of an international gang of cyberthieves who hacked into banks, cloned payment cards and used them to steal over US$15... million. The group is believed to have over 52 members of Romanian and other nationalities, and broke into computer systems belonging to banks from Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, and Muscat, Oman, according to the Romanian Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT). The hackers used the unauthorized access to steal payment card data associated with the accounts of large corporations and then used the data to create fraudulent copies of those cards. The cloned cards were distributed to members of the group who used them to withdraw money from ATMs in different...
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Nokia dismisses rumours of aNo plans to make a comeback, says firm
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Instagram surpassed Twitter, and its own parent company Facebook, in terms of post interactions, reveals a new study by Quintly.
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T-Mobile finally rolling outReports are filling our inbox that T-Mobile US is rolling out the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update to owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Now's a good time for us to urge T-Mobile subscribers to check... for updates on their Note 4.
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Microsoft To ReleaseMicrosoft announced a high end smartphone Lumia 940 as the successor to its current flagship Lumia 930. Lumia 940 set to release later this year will feature a 25 MP rear camera possibly equipped with... Windows 10.
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A skeptic's Apple Watch diary:I gave my first impressions of the Apple Watch on Friday. Three-and-a-half days in, and halfway into my one-week experiment, it's time for an update. You may want to get a cup of your preferred hot... beverage before reading this piece: it’s a long one! It appears I was entirely alone in my uncertainty over […]
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Employees Feel Guilty ForA majority of Generation Mobile workers feel guilty when they receive personal communication at work, according to a new study. Really?
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HP updates network kit toHP 5400R zl2 Switch Series v3 Modules ready to support the next wave of high-speed WiFi access points
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1.7M US Apple Watch orders toSlice Intelligence, which earlier estimated first-day US Apple Watch pre-orders at just under a million, said that the number has now reached 1.7M, and that 376,000 of them have shipped - around 22%... of pre-orders. KGI has estimated worldwide shipments of 631,000 in Q1, with Q2 shipments expected to hit 3.8M. Slice gathers its data by scanning […]
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Applied Materials has called off its $9.4 billion acquisition of Tokyo Electron Ltd. after hitting a regulatory roadblock.
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Apple Watch Gets Many Apps ButThose looking for Facebook or Fart Watch for the Apple Watch may be disappointed to find that neither are available. There's a chance that one of the two could appear later, but the other has been... ruled out.
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Schizophrenic crims send Tesla claim calls to home of allegedly unconnected individual The website and Twitter account of carmaker Tesla were hacked over the weekend, as part of what looks like a... prank between rival hackers....
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LG G4 pricing leaks, cheaperThe LG G4 smartphone is set to launch at an event tomorrow and pricing is beginning to leak. The LG G4 will be the flagship smartphone for LG but should still manage to undercut some of the top... handsets of the competition, if leaks are correct. The leaked...
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Humans should go and live in space within the next 1,000 years, or it will die out, Stephen Hawking has warned.
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eBay throws support behindJohn Donahoe, eBay chief executive, defends the search giant against EC objections
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The Upload: Your tech newsAfter the earthquake: Tech is a fragile lifeline in Nepal In the first day after a devastating earthquake in Nepal on Saturday, Internet connectivity looked to be an important conduit for bypassing an... overloaded telephone network. But by Monday it was clear that large-scale power outages and last-mile Internet connectivity problems were making communications very difficult. The death toll from the quake and numerous aftershocks stands at more than 3,400 people with thousands more injured. Among those killed was a high-ranking Google engineer who was one of a number of expeditioners on Mount Everest who lost their lives in an avalanche triggered by the earthquake.
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Hubble's ultraviolet telescopeIt's probably fair to say that the Hubble Space Telescope, which recently celebrated its 25th birthday, has become the world's most famous telescope in large part due to the breathtaking astronomical... images it has captured.
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Revolar personal safety deviceWhen it comes to personal safety, there are a number of products out there to help anyone stay safe. Some of those products involve fighting back, and others are there to send out a call for help. If... you are being attacked, it can be difficult or impossible to pull out a mobile phone and call for help. A product …
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iOS: Glass Planner is a free hybrid calendar and to-do app that makes sure all of your to-dos show up right when you need them to, and you never miss an alert when you have an event or a to-do. You... get an agenda-like view of all of your to-dos and appointments, and adding or arranging new items is quick and easy.
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Konami Silent Hills PT Will BeSilent Hills' PT is about to be past tense. It's unclear if works on Silent Hills will continue, but Hideo Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro won't be working together on the game.
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Spice launches Stellar 519 at Rs 8,499

Times of India - 27 Apr 2015 13:27
Spice launches Stellar 519 atSpice has launched its first 4G LTE smartphone, Stellar 519, priced at Rs 8,499. The phone will be available at all major retail stores, Spice Hotspot stores and saholic.com.
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How to get more text on Snapchat

BBC - 27 Apr 2015 13:26
How to get more text onGet even more creative with your Snapchats with this easy iPhone hack
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To have a level-playing field, telecom operators have proposed a licensing regime for OTT players like WhatsApp and Skype.
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Apple Earnings: All About theAnalysts are expecting bananas iPhone sales numbers on today's earnings report.
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DeNA's Dingbel App launches onDingbel brings simple, short, fast communication to Apple Watch. The post DeNA’s Dingbel App launches on Apple Watch for simple communication appeared first on AppleTell.
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[From AppleTell] When you don't have time or the need to type out a full message, the Dingbel app for Apple Watch lets you send a simple tap or double tap.
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Alibaba looks to rural ChinaE-commerce giant Alibaba Group hasn't given up on its mobile OS, and is taking the software to China's rural markets through a series of low-cost phones. The company has partnered with mobile carrier... China Telecom to sell the YunOS handsets. The eight phones will be built by lesser-known Chinese brands, and will range from 299 yuan (US$49) to 699 yuan. Although Alibaba has its own Android apps that connect to its popular e-commerce stores, the Linux-based YunOS comes with a whole suite of company-developed services. The software, however, hasn't gained much share in the market. In 2012, Google claimed it was a variant of its Android OS, sparking a clash that threatened to derail Alibaba's effort to popularize the mobile OS.
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We all have a smell--one that those closest to us grow to love (or at least tolerate). Now, a team of researchers is able to recreate the natural aroma of loved ones once they've passed away, allowing... them to live on. In our noses.
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Satisfying wrist job or premature confabulation? Review No, this isn't the first Apple Watch review you've seen. Cupertino supplied review units to a few selected journalists at the start of April;... the rest of us had to order our own and wait until the 24th for them. I almost ignored mine arriving because I was looking out for a watch-sized package. It came in a box more than a foot long, weighing a kilo....
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The study also found that by one year of age, one in seven toddlers is using devices for at least an hour a day.
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Big butts can lie:The swollen red bottom of a female baboon has long been thought to be an irresistible come-hither signal for males.
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Obama's Emails Accessed BySecurity officials are not certain who is behind the attack, but believe Russia or China are the most likely culprits.
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Increasing ecologicalImmersive interfaces like virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality are becoming ever more powerful, eliciting investment from the likes of Google, Samsung and Microsoft. As these technologies become... commercially available, their use in education is expected to grow.
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Not every place in the world has a network of seismometers. Satellite measurements can fill in the gaps. The post Turns Out Satellites Work Great for Mapping Earthquakes appeared first on WIRED.
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Enormous--and enormously complex---forces that have gathered against Android in Europe, all stemming from a case on the other side of the Atlantic. The post Google Faces Huge Forces In Fight Over... Android’s Future appeared first on WIRED.
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Your phone's ability to pin-point your exact location gives us plenty to be excited about. But this world of always-on GPS raises new questions about w