Archive for April, 2014


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US Navy ‘game-changer’: converting seawater into fuel
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Washington (AFP) – The US Navy believes it has finally worked out the solution to a problem that has intrigued scientists for decades: how to take seawater and use it as fuel.

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NEW YORK — Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.

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Report: One-third Of Americans Get Their News On Facebook
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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – According to a report, more and more people are getting news from Facebook.

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — There’s a chance now for the middle class to feel like movie stars. Or for a movie star to feel like a movie star away from home.

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Just over a year ago, there were a lot of folks raising concerns about sequestration budget cuts and about how it would destroy jobs and slam America’s defense contractors.
But in hindsight, all of those fears were far overblown.

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Starbucks sells 4 billion paper cups annually, and most of them are never recycled.  “Recycling seems like a simple, straightforward initiative — but it’s actually quite challenging,” the company said in a recent statement, explaining why it was…

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U.S. airlines are performing better than they have in decades, and Virgin America and JetBlue are leading the way, according to a new ranking.

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Anand Chandrasekaran, the former Yahoo search executive who helped the company nail down a deal with Yelp, just started a big new gig at multinational telecom Bharti Airtel.
He’ll be Chief Product Officer.

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Jose A. Rodriguez Jr., the former head of the CIA’s National Clandestine Service, has written an editorial in The Washington Post defending the agency’s so-called “enhanced interrogation” program.

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According to industry experts, tips in the U.S. total around $40 billion a year.
But for such a major expenditure, most of us are unsure how it works.

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We just tested out the 2015 Escalade, and were impressed by all the luxury features Cadillac packed into the latest version of the SUV.
The car is sensible as well as luxurious.

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Real estate is becoming more and more high-tech these days, with many brokers blogging, tweeting, and posting photos to Instagram to lure in investors.  But, according to NestSeekers agent Ryan Serhant, one of his most recent sales really takes…

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The next version of iOS is expected to usher in a significant overhaul to Apple’s mobile ecosystem that include new fitness-focused features, improved iCloud integration and some tweaks to Apple’s native apps.

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In a greatest ever tech showdown, who would win between […]

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A report over the weekend suggests Yahoo is gearing up to enter the arena of original video programming.

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While we currently know little of what to expect with the next iteration of the Moto X, a reliable source over the weekend offered a name for the device: Moto X+1. The handset is said to be “coming soon,” which means summer at the very latest.

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Mark Zuckerberg’s been talking quite a bit about his Internet.org initiative recently, but Google wants to remind you that it’s also working on a project to offer Internet access to people in remote areas as well as to those in places hit by…

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We’ve seen plenty of robots that roll along on wheels, or walk about on legs. But check out this cool-looking bouncing bot from Germany, reportedly the world’s first robot kangaroo.

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The new Livestream app for Google Glass makes showing the entire world exactly what you’re looking at easier than before.

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This is the microbes’ world—we just live in it. Throughout the history of Earth, microbes have radically reshaped life on the planet, from creating the very air we breath to wiping out almost all life on Earth.

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The BMW M235i should go a long way toward appeasing fans of the brand, but why stop there? A rumored M2 performance model could pack a 380-horsepower turbocharged inline-six engine.

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Samsung’s newest Chromebooks are available for pre-order right now, and will be released sometime later this month. You can learn more about the Samsung Chromebook 2 notebooks here.

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‘iBeacon’ technology enhances experience for Twins fans
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The wireless technology consists, in part, of tiny transmitters installed inconspicuously at all of the stadium’s entrances.

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Chevrolet will unveil a new Corvette variant, the facelifted 2015 Cruze compact, and yet another new small car at the 2014 New York Auto Show. That’s all we know about its plans for now.

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The internet has brought many wonders to our lives.

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Google believes open hardware innovation could help it find industries and markets for its software and services.

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StoreDot, an Israeli start-up, has found a way to further enable our clingy relationship with our smartphones, claiming that its special battery can fully charge a phone in 30 seconds.

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Seagate just took the wraps off a 6TB enterprise hard drive, while taking a potshot at rival storage maker Western Digital in the process. Learn more about the drive and what was said here.

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This is an advertorial sponsored by Digital DC, who hosted the Digital DC Day Party with us at SXSW.

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DC’s Vocus today announced it has agreed to be acquired for $446.5 million. Chicago-based GTCR is the buyer and will enjoy a premium of 48 percent on Vocus’ closing share price of $12.18.

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It was announced this morning that DC-based startup, Quad Learning, Inc., has raised a $10 million round in Series B funding to bridge the gap between community colleges and four-year institutions.

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On-demand ride service Uber has already shown that it can get users wherever they need to go, with just a tap on their smartphone. Starting tomorrow, it will begin testing out a new courier service in New York City.

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Chanel’s Timepieces–Fashion house Chanel has released a new campaign for its L’instant Watches. The advertisements star Jac Jagaciak, Fei Fei Sun and Sharam Diniz.

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Miley on ELLE–Singer Miley Cyrus lands her first ELLE cover with the magazine’s May issue.

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No billionaire left behind. After Mark Zuckerberg, Peter Thiel and other Silicon Valley notables plunked down capital in a $40 million growth round for San Francisco-based artificial intelligence startup Vicarious, a few more billionaires showed up.

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EatStreet, an online and mobile food ordering service which initially gained traction by targeting secondary markets across the U.S., outside the biggest cities, has now raised an additional $6 million in Series B funding.

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