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Germ-zapping robot Gigi sets its sights on Ebola
CNN
Gigi the robot looks like a skinny cousin of R2-D2, but the machine is a cold-blooded killer, a germ zapper that could help fight Ebola.
MicroBlink Launches PhotoMath To Solve Math Equations With A Phone | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
Imagine you are a 14-year-old kid again. You need to do this really difficult math exercise for tomorrow, but have no idea how to do it. What if you could..
When Women Stopped Coding
NPR.org
For decades, the share of women majoring in computer science was rising. Then, in the 1980s, something changed.
OnePlus One expands beyond invites, opens to pre-orders October 27
Ars Technica
Soon, even average Joes can buy a 5.5-inch Android set pre-loaded with Cyanogenmod.
Microsoft “loves Linux” as it makes Azure bigger, better
Ars Technica
11 million servers, new giant VMs, and more third-party app support.
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iOS 8.1 With Apple Pay Now Available, Here’s What Else It Brings To Your iPhone And iPad | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
Apple's iOS 8.1 arrives today, and it brings with it some impressive new abilities. First and foremost, at least in terms of its long-term impact, is probably..
Mosquitos Beware, DDG Is Coming For You | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
Malaria, a disease rarely found in the US, is a global epidemic, with 219 million cases reported by the CDC in 2010. Caused by a parasite and spread from..
Opera About 1985 Achille Lauro Hijacking Draws Protests At Met
NPR.org
Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani was among those who denounced The Death of Klinghoffer by John Adams, calling it anti-Semitic and anti-Israel.
Harley-Davidson goes electric
Ars Technica
New Project LiveWire bike is a far cry from company's first motorcycle in 1903.
Deeplink Rolls Out Developer Tools That Make Apps More Interoperable | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
Mobile deeplinking company, Deeplink is focused on making native applications on smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices function more like the web, in..
The Oscult Is An iPad-Connected Ultrasound Machine | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
Healthcare in developing nations is a problem just aching for a solution. But it's a big problem. Chipping away at that predicament is a company called..
CEO Of French Oil Giant Total Dies In Plane Accident
NPR.org
Christopher de Margerie, 63, and three other people died when his private plane collided with a snowplow at an airport in Moscow.
Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved review: Kinect’s swan songs
Ars Technica
Harmonix's stylish, uneven game should put the nail in the motion sensor's coffin.
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Vine’s Stars Are The Best Part, And Now You Can Follow Whole Channels Of Them | TechCrunch
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Vine has just released a minor update to the app that not only beautifies the platform for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but adds some new functionality in..
Rare White Lion Cubs Too Cute to Ignore: Photos : DNews
DNews
Rejected by their mother, these two three-week-old cubs will melt your heart.
4-D Printer Makes Shape-Shifting Wood : DNews
DNews
One day you could buy a flat-packed piece of furniture from Ikea, take it home, wet it down with a garden hose and watch self-assemble.
Hey, McFly! Hoverboard available on Kickstarter for $10,000
the Guardian
Dreams of sailing through the air on a hoverboard finally realised – but only on certain surfaces. By Samuel Gibbs
Google Acquires Cloud Database Company Firebase | WIRED
WIRED
Google announced today that it is acquiring cloud hosted database company Firebase. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Google will continue to offer Firebase’s services as part of its Google Cloud Platform line. “If you’re a developer who has built an app on top of Firebase, nothing will change for you and you…
A Fire-Safety Nightlight That Offers a New Take on the Smart Home | WIRED
WIRED
The LEEO nightlight is just the first in what will be a series of connected devices designed for regular people.
Early iPad Air 2 benchmark suggests tri-core CPU, 2GB of RAM
Ars Technica
The newest iPad could be more powerful by a sizable margin.
Staples likely breached, retailer defenses back in spotlight
Ars Technica
Time to start sharing data and making corporate networks more secure.
Staples likely breached, retailer defenses back in spotlight
Ars Technica
Time to start sharing data and making corporate networks more secure.
Staples likely breached, retailer defenses back in spotlight
Ars Technica
Time to start sharing data and making corporate networks more secure.
Staples likely breached, retailer defenses back in spotlight
Ars Technica
Time to start sharing data and making corporate networks more secure.
Staples likely breached, retailer defenses back in spotlight
Ars Technica
Time to start sharing data and making corporate networks more secure.
Staples likely breached, retailer defenses back in spotlight
Ars Technica
Time to start sharing data and making corporate networks more secure.
California woman charged with using spyware to tap a police officer’s phone
Ars Technica
Investigators say Kristin Nyunt intercepted sensitive law enforcement information.
Raspberry Pi Founder Shows Off Incoming Touch Panel For Making DIY ‘Pi Pads’ | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
Eben Upton, the founder of the Raspberry Pi microcomputer, has shown off a new piece of hardware that's likely to expand the ecosystem around its single board..
Ebola Patients Generate 440 Gallons of Medical Waste Daily : DNews
DNews
Each Ebola patient produces a staggering amount of waste that includes everything from the oft mentioned bodily fluids to contaminated bed sheets. Continue reading →
Nose Nerve Cells Repair Man's Severed Spine : DNews
DNews
Three months after surgery, Darek Fidyka was able to take his first steps with the aid of parallel bars and leg braces.
Angry Birds Transformers review – a warmer, crafted homage than the films
the Guardian
Birds disguised as robots in disguise bring fresh gameplay to Rovio’s mobile franchise, following earlier Star Wars games. By Stuart Dredge
Beware, Playing Lots of Chess Will Shrink Your Brain! | WIRED
WIRED
The newspapers love using neuroscience findings to make us feel bad about our less salubrious habits. Earlier this year they had a field day with a study that purported to show time spent watching online porn shrinks the brain. Even more recently, we were warned about multi-tasking with our digital devices: “Multi-tasking makes your brain smaller,” exclaimed…
Hands-on with the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, Google’s shot at “premium” flagships
Ars Technica
The next generation of Nexus devices are way bigger and bump up the build quality.
Staples likely breached, retailer defenses back in spotlight
Ars Technica
Time to start sharing data and making corporate networks more secure.
Staples likely breached, retailer defenses back in spotlight
Ars Technica
Time to start sharing data and making corporate networks more secure.
Staples likely breached, retailer defenses back in spotlight
Ars Technica
Time to start sharing data and making corporate networks more secure.
Staples likely breached, retailer defenses back in spotlight
Ars Technica
Time to start sharing data and making corporate networks more secure.
Staples likely breached, retailer defenses back in spotlight
Ars Technica
Time to start sharing data and making corporate networks more secure.
Staples likely breached, retailer defenses back in spotlight
Ars Technica
Time to start sharing data and making corporate networks more secure.
Staples Becomes The Latest Retailer Affected By A Payment Card Data Breach | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
If you've shopped at a major retailer in the U.S., chances are your payment card data has been stolen at some point. Today, it appears you may be able to add..
Nokia Brings Its HERE Maps App To All Supported Android Phones | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
This August, Nokia, the Finnish company that remains after selling its handset business to Microsoft, rolled out new versions of its HERE mapping product to..
Small Frame? You Can Still Carry That Pack : DNews
DNews
Petite people are often just as able to carry big packs as larger people, a new model shows. Continue reading →
Microsoft boss Satya Nadella awarded $84.4m this year
the Guardian
Total mostly made up of estimated value of one-off stock awards designed to keep him at tech firm
Right to be forgotten: who may exercise power, over which kind of information?
the Guardian
Publishers should be the first to be consulted, not search engines, and their evaluation should matter. By Luciano Floridi
Why CFOs Should Embrace SysAdmins | WIRED
WIRED
Traditionally, CFOs love developers because they create product. We tend to invest in developers, and expect efficiency from sysadmins. That’s because CFOs often see IT as a cost center, and sysadmins as the people who keep the lights on. Devs are seen as creating innovation, while sysadmins are there to make sure that innovation runs,…
A huge Halo: Master Chief Collection clocks in at 65GB
Ars Technica
Retail edition requires 20GB day-one download rather than a second Blu-ray disc.
Staples likely breached, retailer defenses back in spotlight
Ars Technica
Time to start sharing data and making corporate networks more secure.
Staples likely breached, retailer defenses back in spotlight
Ars Technica
Time to start sharing data and making corporate networks more secure.
Staples likely breached, retailer defenses back in spotlight
Ars Technica
Time to start sharing data and making corporate networks more secure.
Staples likely breached, retailer defenses back in spotlight
Ars Technica
Time to start sharing data and making corporate networks more secure.
Staples likely breached, retailer defenses back in spotlight
Ars Technica
Time to start sharing data and making corporate networks more secure.
Staples likely breached, retailer defenses back in spotlight
Ars Technica
Time to start sharing data and making corporate networks more secure.
Zendesk CEO Mikkel Svane Reminds Startups That Luck Takes A Lot Of Work | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
"Being lucky is just so much work," Zendesk CEO Mikkel Svane told our co-editor Alexia Tsotsis during a fireside chat at TechCrunch Disrupt London today. As a..
 El Nino Brings Floods, Risks -- and Opportunities : DNews
DNews
el nino, floods, heavy precipitation, damage, enso, la nina, climate, seasonal forecasts
6,000-Year-Old Temple with Possible Sacrificial Altars Found : DNews
DNews
A 6,000-year-old temple holding human-like figurines and sacrificed animal remains has been discovered in Ukraine..
Box's Aaron Levie: 'Silicon Valley's libertarian bent can go too far'
the Guardian
Box founder on the rapid upheavals seen in every industry, and staying ahead of the data revolution. By Charles Arthur
What is the mysterious Magic Leap?
CNN
It may have more than $500 million in the bank and backing from tech titans like Google. So, what is Magic Leap?
Could Virtual Care Heal the Health System? | WIRED
WIRED
How many times have you been sick and tried to get an appointment with your doctor, only to find out that he or she had no openings for the next three days? Or maybe you got sick over a weekend or in the middle of the night, when your doctor’s office was closed, and had…
After #GamerGate tweet, Adobe distances itself from Gawker “bullying”
Ars Technica
But Adobe employee calls tweet a "case of mistaken identity," promises an update.
Staples likely breached, retailer defenses back in spotlight
Ars Technica
Time to start sharing data and making corporate networks more secure.
Staples likely breached, retailer defenses back in spotlight
Ars Technica
Time to start sharing data and making corporate networks more secure.
Staples likely breached, retailer defenses back in spotlight
Ars Technica
Time to start sharing data and making corporate networks more secure.
Staples likely breached, retailer defenses back in spotlight
Ars Technica
Time to start sharing data and making corporate networks more secure.
Staples likely breached, retailer defenses back in spotlight
Ars Technica
Time to start sharing data and making corporate networks more secure.
Staples likely breached, retailer defenses back in spotlight
Ars Technica
Time to start sharing data and making corporate networks more secure.
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What is the mysterious Magic Leap?
CNN
It may have more than $500 million in the bank and backing from tech titans like Google. So, what is Magic Leap?
Why CFOs Should Embrace SysAdmins | WIRED
WIRED
Traditionally, CFOs love developers because they create product. We tend to invest in developers, and expect efficiency from sysadmins. That’s because CFOs often see IT as a cost center, and sysadmins as the people who keep the lights on. Devs are seen as creating innovation, while sysadmins are there to make sure that innovation runs,…
A huge Halo: Master Chief Collection clocks in at 65GB
Ars Technica
Retail edition requires 20GB day-one download rather than a second Blu-ray disc.
Germ-zapping robot Gigi sets its sights on Ebola
CNN
Gigi the robot looks like a skinny cousin of R2-D2, but the machine is a cold-blooded killer, a germ zapper that could help fight Ebola.
Could Virtual Care Heal the Health System? | WIRED
WIRED
How many times have you been sick and tried to get an appointment with your doctor, only to find out that he or she had no openings for the next three days? Or maybe you got sick over a weekend or in the middle of the night, when your doctor’s office was closed, and had…
After #GamerGate tweet, Adobe distances itself from Gawker “bullying”
Ars Technica
But Adobe employee calls tweet a "case of mistaken identity," promises an update.
Google Acquires Cloud Database Company Firebase | WIRED
WIRED
Google announced today that it is acquiring cloud hosted database company Firebase. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Google will continue to offer Firebase’s services as part of its Google Cloud Platform line. “If you’re a developer who has built an app on top of Firebase, nothing will change for you and you…
A Fire-Safety Nightlight That Offers a New Take on the Smart Home | WIRED
WIRED
The LEEO nightlight is just the first in what will be a series of connected devices designed for regular people.
Early iPad Air 2 benchmark suggests tri-core CPU, 2GB of RAM
Ars Technica
The newest iPad could be more powerful by a sizable margin.
Beware, Playing Lots of Chess Will Shrink Your Brain! | WIRED
WIRED
The newspapers love using neuroscience findings to make us feel bad about our less salubrious habits. Earlier this year they had a field day with a study that purported to show time spent watching online porn shrinks the brain. Even more recently, we were warned about multi-tasking with our digital devices: “Multi-tasking makes your brain smaller,” exclaimed…
Hands-on with the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, Google’s shot at “premium” flagships
Ars Technica
The next generation of Nexus devices are way bigger and bump up the build quality.
Staples likely breached, retailer defenses back in spotlight
Ars Technica
Time to start sharing data and making corporate networks more secure.
   
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