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Google launches new email service dubbed 'Inbox'

(Reuters) - Google Inc launched an email service called "Inbox" on Wednesday that will better organize emails and display information such as appointments, flight bookings and package deliveries in a more user-friendly way. Google said it was sending out invitations to selected Gmail users to try out the new service. Users can also email the company at inbox@google.com to get an invitation. For now the new service is being provided alongside Gmail, which was launched in 2004. It will be available on the Web as well as on Android smartphones and iPhones. ...



Lufthansa close to deal with IBM for IT infrastructure unit

BERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German airline Lufthansa is close to a deal to sell its IT infrastructure unit to IBM , including an outsourcing agreement for the services, as part of a shake-up of its technology activities, it said on Wednesday. Europe's largest airline by revenue is undergoing restructuring and cost-cutting efforts to better position itself to compete with low-cost carriers and Gulf rivals. ...



Apple CEO discusses security with top Chinese official amid hacking claims: X...

BEIJING (Reuters) - Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook discussed user data security at a meeting on Wednesday with a top Chinese government official in Beijing, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The meeting comes days after a Chinese web monitoring group published a report saying Apple users in China have been targeted in a sophisticated and widespread attack by hackers seeking private user data stored on the iCloud service. The group, Greatfire.org, has alleged Chinese government involvement in the hack, a claim the government has strongly refuted. ...



Big Tech winning battle with 'patent trolls'

By Andrew Chung and Dan Levine (Reuters) - For two decades, companies that buy software patents to sue technology giants have been the scourge of Silicon Valley. Reviled as patent trolls, they have attacked everything from Google's online ads to Apple's iPhone features, sometimes winning hundreds of millions of dollars. But now the trolls are in retreat from the tech titans, interviews and data reviewed by Reuters show. In the wake of several changes in U.S. ...



California venture firm does not have to release documents in discrimination ...
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Vimeo tech chief takes on 'terrifying' online video challenges (Q&A)

Andrew Pile has to make sure his service works with everything from phones to smart TVs, even as video-streaming technology constantly changes.>



Amazon has made its Appstore for Android obsolete



Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement gets computer game makeover

How do you defend yourself against scores of tear gas wielding police while manning the barricades at Hong Kong's protest camps? "Yellow Umbrella" has been downloaded more than 40,000 times from Google Play's store since its release on Monday, the game's developers told AFP, although it has yet to receive approval from Apple and is noticeably absent from Google's online store in mainland China. "They (the protesters) like Guan Yu very much because they want to resolve the problem but they don't know how to do it.



Brookstone puts up pre-order page for Fitbit Surge before it's been announced

Fitbit still hasn't gotten around to officially announcing its new $250 Surge fitness watch, but the company's retail partners are no longer waiting around. An apparent mixup has led Brookstone to prematurely publish a pre-order page for the "super watch." A friendly tipster clued us in on the mistake. And the page (still live as of this writing) confirms everything we've already told you: Surge is a fitness watch ? not a smartwatch ? with built-in GPS and a variety of sensors that can record your workouts and overall activity regardless of whether it's linked up to a smartphone.



Netflix has two more TV shows for 2015: 'Bloodline' and 'F is for Family'



Google exec sets records with leap from near-space

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) ? Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space.



Watch a 'Game of Thrones' star create planets in this sci-fi short film

Aiden Gillen is by now best known for playing ambitious men, particularly on critically acclaimed HBO series. On Game of Thrones, he plays the conniving Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish, and on The Wire, he played conflicted politician Tommy Carcetti. So Polish digital effects company Platige Image and the European Space Agency probably figured he was uniquely suited for their new short film Ambition. ...



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Obama: Science, not fear, key to Ebola response

WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Barack Obama says the U.S. must be guided by science ? not fear ? as it responds to Ebola.



Egypt leader: Foreign hands behind Sinai attack

CAIRO (AP) ? Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Saturday that an assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 30 troops was a "foreign-funded operation" and vowed to take drastic action against militants.



Washington school gunman was homecoming prince

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) ? Jaylen Fryberg was well liked and athletic, a football player named to his high school's homecoming court just one week ago.



Police seek motive in fatal Washington state school shooting

By Eric M. Johnson and Victoria Cavaliere MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - Authorities were seeking a motive on Saturday as to why a high school student in the United States' Washington state shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others in a campus cafeteria before killing himself. The shooter, a homecoming prince at Marysville-Pilchuck High School north of Seattle, took his own life as his classmates fled to safety. The incident was the latest in a series of deadly shooting rampages at U.S. schools that have played a central role in a national debate over gun laws. ...



Medical worker quarantined in New Jersey under new Ebola safeguards

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - A medical worker quarantined in New Jersey on her return from treating Ebola victims in West Africa was being evaluated in a hospital isolation ward on Saturday after new contagion-control safeguards were imposed for America's biggest urban center. She was the first to be quarantined under a policy imposed on Friday by the states of New York and New Jersey requiring all health workers coming from Ebola-stricken West African countries to be automatically confined for monitoring during the 21-day incubation period of the virus. ...



Two deputies killed, two others hurt in California shooting spree
SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - Two California sheriff's deputies were killed and two others were wounded in a shooting spree that started in a motel parking lot in Sacramento on Friday, authorities said. Marcelo Marquez, 34, and a female companion, who were described on Twitter by the California Highway Patrol as armed and dangerous, were taken into custody, police said. The incident began on Friday morning in the parking lot of a Motel 6 when a deputy, later identified as Danny Oliver, 47, approached a vehicle considered to be suspicious, said Sacramento County Sheriff Lieutenant R.L. Davis. ...
2 dead in Washington state school shooting

A student opened fire in Marysville, fatally wounding one before he was killed.



Tracking Dr. Spencer's contacts isn't easy

As a New York City doctor tests positive for Ebola, officials face a difficult challenge.



US general: NKorea may have nuke missile knowhow

WASHINGTON (AP) ? North Korea may be capable of fielding a nuclear-armed missile that could reach U.S. soil, but because it has not tested such a weapon the odds of it being effective are "pretty darn low," the commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said Friday.



7 hurt when car smashes into California restaurant

DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) ? Police say all seven people injured when a car crashed into a Northern California restaurant have now been released from hospitals.



Deadly violence in the West Bank

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) ? A Palestinian-American teenager was killed during clashes with the Israeli military on Friday amid heightened tensions in Jerusalem and the West Bank.



Man in NYC hatchet attack said to have Islamic 'extremist leanings'

A hatchet attack on New York police officers was a "terrorist act" carried out by a self-radicalized Muslim convert who had been in the military and browsed Al-Qaeda websites, police said Friday. "This was a terrorist act," police commissioner Bill Bratton told a news conference on Friday, one day after the attack, saying he was "very comfortable" describing it as a "terrorist attack." Police said Zale Thompson, who was 32, unmarried and unemployed, appeared to have acted alone and was not affiliated to a particular group, but that the investigation was ongoing. A loner who spent hours locked away in his bedroom, he had looked at websites about groups such as Al-Qaeda and Islamic State, and watched beheadings and Wednesday's deadly attack in Canada.



Islamic State used chlorine gas in fight north of Baghdad, say Iraq officials

BAGHDAD (AP) ? Islamic State militants used chlorine gas during fighting with security forces and Shiite militiamen last month north of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said Friday.



Nurse Nina Pham Ebola-free, meets Obama
DALLAS ? After nearly two weeks in isolation, Ebola patient Nina Pham walked out of a Maryland hospital on Friday free of the deadly disease that has seized the nation?s attention.
Why NYC Ebola case won?t be rerun of Dallas

City designated single hospital as go-to place for Ebola patients, gave specialized training to health workers.




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Obama: Science, not fear, key to Ebola response

WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Barack Obama says the U.S. must be guided by science ? not fear ? as it responds to Ebola.



Egypt leader: Foreign hands behind Sinai attack

CAIRO (AP) ? Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Saturday that an assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 30 troops was a "foreign-funded operation" and vowed to take drastic action against militants.



Washington school gunman was homecoming prince

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) ? Jaylen Fryberg was well liked and athletic, a football player named to his high school's homecoming court just one week ago.



Police seek motive in fatal Washington state school shooting

By Eric M. Johnson and Victoria Cavaliere MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - Authorities were seeking a motive on Saturday as to why a high school student in the United States' Washington state shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others in a campus cafeteria before killing himself. The shooter, a homecoming prince at Marysville-Pilchuck High School north of Seattle, took his own life as his classmates fled to safety. The incident was the latest in a series of deadly shooting rampages at U.S. schools that have played a central role in a national debate over gun laws. ...



Medical worker quarantined in New Jersey under new Ebola safeguards

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - A medical worker quarantined in New Jersey on her return from treating Ebola victims in West Africa was being evaluated in a hospital isolation ward on Saturday after new contagion-control safeguards were imposed for America's biggest urban center. She was the first to be quarantined under a policy imposed on Friday by the states of New York and New Jersey requiring all health workers coming from Ebola-stricken West African countries to be automatically confined for monitoring during the 21-day incubation period of the virus. ...



Two deputies killed, two others hurt in California shooting spree
SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - Two California sheriff's deputies were killed and two others were wounded in a shooting spree that started in a motel parking lot in Sacramento on Friday, authorities said. Marcelo Marquez, 34, and a female companion, who were described on Twitter by the California Highway Patrol as armed and dangerous, were taken into custody, police said. The incident began on Friday morning in the parking lot of a Motel 6 when a deputy, later identified as Danny Oliver, 47, approached a vehicle considered to be suspicious, said Sacramento County Sheriff Lieutenant R.L. Davis. ...
2 dead in Washington state school shooting

A student opened fire in Marysville, fatally wounding one before he was killed.



Tracking Dr. Spencer's contacts isn't easy

As a New York City doctor tests positive for Ebola, officials face a difficult challenge.



US general: NKorea may have nuke missile knowhow

WASHINGTON (AP) ? North Korea may be capable of fielding a nuclear-armed missile that could reach U.S. soil, but because it has not tested such a weapon the odds of it being effective are "pretty darn low," the commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said Friday.



7 hurt when car smashes into California restaurant

DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) ? Police say all seven people injured when a car crashed into a Northern California restaurant have now been released from hospitals.



Deadly violence in the West Bank

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) ? A Palestinian-American teenager was killed during clashes with the Israeli military on Friday amid heightened tensions in Jerusalem and the West Bank.



Man in NYC hatchet attack said to have Islamic 'extremist leanings'

A hatchet attack on New York police officers was a "terrorist act" carried out by a self-radicalized Muslim convert who had been in the military and browsed Al-Qaeda websites, police said Friday. "This was a terrorist act," police commissioner Bill Bratton told a news conference on Friday, one day after the attack, saying he was "very comfortable" describing it as a "terrorist attack." Police said Zale Thompson, who was 32, unmarried and unemployed, appeared to have acted alone and was not affiliated to a particular group, but that the investigation was ongoing. A loner who spent hours locked away in his bedroom, he had looked at websites about groups such as Al-Qaeda and Islamic State, and watched beheadings and Wednesday's deadly attack in Canada.



Islamic State used chlorine gas in fight north of Baghdad, say Iraq officials

BAGHDAD (AP) ? Islamic State militants used chlorine gas during fighting with security forces and Shiite militiamen last month north of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said Friday.



Nurse Nina Pham Ebola-free, meets Obama
DALLAS ? After nearly two weeks in isolation, Ebola patient Nina Pham walked out of a Maryland hospital on Friday free of the deadly disease that has seized the nation?s attention.
Why NYC Ebola case won?t be rerun of Dallas

City designated single hospital as go-to place for Ebola patients, gave specialized training to health workers.




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Sharp's axe too blunt; lenders to push for deeper restructuring
TOKYO, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Sharp Corp's leading bank creditors are likely to demand a more sweeping restructuring at the struggling Japanese TV and display maker as a condition for extending new loans, said people involved in the ongoing talks.
Australia's Fairfax Media mulls $1 bln writedown - report
MELBOURNE, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Australian newspaper publisher Fairfax Media is considering a writedown of more than A$1 billion ($1.06 billion) on the value of its top newspapers, a report in a rival newspaper said on Friday.
Yahoo may rethink use of cash from Alibaba deal
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc may re-evaluate plans for the cash it gets from a multibillion-dollar sale of half of its 40 percent stake in Chinese Internet company Alibaba Group.
UPDATE 2-Google pays $22.5 mln to settle Apple Safari charges
* Penalty is largest FTC has ever imposed for violating an order
UPDATE 2-U.S. judge backs RIM in patent dispute with Mformation
* RIM shares rise more than 4 percent following ruling (Adds comment from Mformation, updates share price move)
UPDATE 3-Nvidia rides Tegra wave, beats on revenue outlook
(Adds comment from CEO, details on supply and margins; updates stock price)
UPDATE 2-Virus found in Mideast can spy on bank transactions
* Gauss found in Lebanon, Israel, Palestinian territories
UPDATE 2-Nokia sells 500 patents, Qt software to counter losses
* Sells 500 patents to U.S. firm Vringo, Qt to Finnish Digia
UPDATE 1-Goldman Sachs adds Cisco to conviction buy list
* Goldman cites fast growth for addition to conviction buy list
Infosys faces new lawsuit over visa whistleblower
MUMBAI, Aug 9 (Reuters) - A former U.S. employee has filed a lawsuit against Infosys Ltd, India's No.2 software services provider, saying he was harassed for pointing out possible misuse of U.S. business visas, according to a copy of the lawsuit seen by Reuters.

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Google exec makes record-breaking, 26-mile parachute jump - SFGate

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Google exec makes record-breaking, 26-mile parachute jump
SFGate
ROSWELL, N.M. ? A prominent computer scientist at Google parachuted from a balloon near the top of the stratosphere on Friday, falling faster than the speed of sound and breaking the world altitude record set just two years ago. The jump was made by ...
AlanEustace, Senior Vice-President of Google, Breaks Record for Highest ...Maine News Online
57 year old Google VP sets new world altitude record by taking supersonic 26 ...The Westside Story
Parachutist's feat: 25 miles, 822 mphColumbus Dispatch
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US Close to Naming New Auto-Safety Chief - Wall Street Journal

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US Close to Naming New Auto-Safety Chief
Wall Street Journal
The Obama administration is close to naming a top auto-safety regulator amid criticism of the agency's handling of a large air-bag recall, which an administration official on Friday called ?suboptimal.? The appointment, which would require Senate confirmation, ...
How Car Recalls WorkWired
NHTSA Under the Gun as Obama Administration Gets Involved in Takata DebacleModern Readers
US official: Auto safety agency under reviewwwlp.com
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Got a new iPad and want to switch carriers? Turns out it's not so easy - CNET

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Got a new iPad and want to switch carriers? Turns out it's not so easy
CNET
So much for a universal Apple SIM. AT&T and T-Mobile both lock down iPad SIM cards in their stores. The difference is a T-Mobile iPad purchased at an Apple store will remain open. by Ben Fox Rubin. and Roger Cheng. October 24, 2014 2:18 PM PDT.
Apple's latest iPads hit new high and new lowFox News
AT&T Locking Apple Interchangeable SIMs in iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 [Updated]Mac Rumors
Which iPad Should I Buy?PC Magazine
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US incentive airwaves auction delayed to early 2016 - WallStreet OTC

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US incentive airwaves auction delayed to early 2016
WallStreet OTC
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has pushed the schedule for a major auction of low-frequency airwaves to early 2016 from mid-2015 due to its complex procedure and a pending court challenge, said a commission's official in a blog post ...
FCC Pushes Back 'Airwaves Auction' to 2016Chinatopix
US delays 'incentive' airwaves auction to early 2016Reuters
FCC pushes TV spectrum auction to 2016 after legal challengePCWorld
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European Scientists Conclude That Distant Comet Smells Terrible - NPR (blog)

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European Scientists Conclude That Distant Comet Smells Terrible
NPR (blog)
A European spacecraft orbiting a distant comet has finally answered a question we've all been wondering: What does a comet smell like? "It stinks," says Kathrin Altwegg, a researcher at the University of Bern in Switzerland who runs an instrument called ...

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AT&T apologizes before U-verse customers for false alarm - WallStreet OTC

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AT&T apologizes before U-verse customers for false alarm
WallStreet OTC
Wireless carrier AT&T on Saturday apologized before its U-verse customers for accidentally issuing an emergency alert message through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). ?A FEMA probe indicates that a nationally syndicated radio show ...
Fake federal agency emergency warnings irk AT&T U-verse customersDelhi Daily News
Bogus federal agency emergency warnings irk AT&T U-verse subscribersTech Times
False Emergency Warning Sent To Austin AT&T U-verse SubscribersKEYE TV
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Giant Megalodon became Extinct about 2.6 Million Years ago - Maine News Online

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Giant Megalodon became Extinct about 2.6 Million Years ago
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Researchers from University of Florida and the University of Zurich carried out a study with an objective to know about the effects of the removal of top-level predators on local environments. The study researchers analyzed fossil records to know the reality.
Extinction of largest Megalodon sharks led to growth of whalesWallStreet OTC
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Google Inbox for Gmail (for iPhone) - PC Magazine

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Google Inbox for Gmail (for iPhone)
PC Magazine
Simplifies the Gmail inbox for casual email users. Smart features for travel confirmations. Easy to email three most frequently contacted people. Cons Not especially sophisticated looking. No calendar integrations. Can't add time and dates to Reminders.
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Google's all-new Nexus 6 is a Moto X on steroids - ABP News

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Google's all-new Nexus 6 is a Moto X on steroids
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Google's new Nexus 6 smartphone is just massive. It was unveiled alongside a piece of software that was designed more specifically for it than any other device on the planet. Built by Motorola, the Nexus 6 is basically a Moto X on steroids, which is exactly ...
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Researchers find 100-Year-Old Notebook from Antarctic Expedition - Uncover Ca...

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Researchers find 100-Year-Old Notebook from Antarctic Expedition
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The photography notebook of a British explorer on Captain Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated expedition to Antarctica was hidden in ice for more than 100 years, but researchers have finally uncovered it. George Murray Levick, a surgeon, zoologist and ...
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Uber for Kids: Shuddle Wants to Shuttle Your Children
Little Suzy has soccer practice. Timmy needs to get to his recital. You have an important meeting. Don't worry, Shuddle has you covered.







Hoverboards Are Now a Reality
A future in which we are all gliding around on hoverboards is now one step closer to reality as a California company has stumbled upon the formula for a viable prototype.







Watch Out for Ebola-Themed Email Attacks
The purveyors of email-based scams and malware have stooped to imitating the World Health Organization, hoping to take advantage of spooked readers.

Drones Give Archaeologists a Bird's-Eye View of Past
From drones that perform high-fidelity 3-D scans to apps that automatically scour satellite data for undiscovered sites, the past is looking futuristic.







Apple Pay Review: The Re/Code Bi-Coastal Team Test
The Re/Code Review team's overall conclusion: Apple Pay worked smoothly and quickly in all but a very few instances.







Vatican's Ancient Manuscripts Now Available Online
The Vatican Library has spent the past seven months digitizing, and the first documents appeared online for free this week.







False 'Emergency' Warning Sent to AT&T U-verse Subscribers
AT&T U-verse customers in several states received an erroneous emergency warning on Friday morning.







Stephen Hawking's First Facebook Message: 'Be Curious'
Stephen Hawking's Facebook has experienced a big bang of followers, reaching nearly 900,000 in a couple of weeks.

PoS Malware Infections Soar Ahead of Holiday Season
Going into the holiday season, hackers are ramping up their efforts to attack retailers and other businesses with point-of-sale malware.







Apple CEO Says Had 'Very Open' Talks in China: Xinhua
Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook was quoted on Friday as saying he had "very open" talks on privacy and security with a senior Chinese official.







Amazon Fire Phone Proves to Be an Expensive Flop
Amazon says it recorded a $170 million write-down in the third quarter largely related to its unsold stockpile of Fire smartphones.







Microsoft Co-Founder Bumps Ebola Effort to $100 Million
Paul Allen said the money will pay for programs to train doctors and to build special containment units to evacuate any who get infected.







Why Mark Zuckerberg Spent Years Learning Mandarin
"Having China will make Facebook's global ascent complete. And that's absolutely what they want."







Google Poaches Oxford Brains for A.I. Research
Google has visited the hallowed halls of Oxford University and come out with several of the school's most prized minds in artificial intelligence.

Want to Chat Anonymously? Facebook Says Get 'Rooms'
The new Rooms app allows people to chat in groups. Users can sign in with an email address or use a pseudonym.








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