NASAs Valkyrie One Robot Will Pave The Way To Mars
After several long months of secrecy, NASAs Johnson Space Center has finally unveiled the results of its latest top-secret project: ladies and gentlemen, say hello to Valkyrie One. This six-foot two robot sports an impressive, imposing physique, weighing in at ...
NASA JSC Unveils 'Valkyrie' DRC RobotIEEE Spectrum
NASA unveils 'superhero' robot Valkyrie that may be used to explore MarsFox News
'Hero' humanoid Valkyrie is NASA's newest biped robotNBCNews.com
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Google removes privacy feature from Android mobile software
Android software was loaded on 81 per cent of all smartphones shipped worldwide in the third quarter, according to industry research firm IDC. (Reuters). SummaryThe privacy feature allowed users to block apps from collecting personal info such as address ...
EFF hits Google for removing 'vital privacy feature' with Android 4.4.2Computerworld
EFF criticizes Google for removing 'vital privacy feature' with Android 4.4.2PCWorld
Cover lands on Google Play StoreHindustan Times
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Headlines & Global News
Sprint eyes T-Mobile, but pitfalls abound
Summary: Sprint buying T-Mobile sounds good on paper, but good luck with combining networks, positioning the brand and being a leader in postpaid subscribers. Larry Dignan. By Larry Dignan for Between the Lines | December 14, 2013 -- 14:31 GMT ...
T-Mobile's self-defeating resurgenceReuters Blogs (blog)
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New York Times
Qualcomm Picks Insider as New Chief Executive
New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — Qualcomm, the wireless technology company that is one of the largest chip makers in the world, said on Friday that its chief operating officer, Steven M. Mollenkopf, would become its new chief executive. Bits ...
On Microsoft CEO Talk, Ford's Mulally Plays it CoolWall Street Journal
Microsoft CEO Drama Intensifies As VMware, Qualcomm Execs Surface As ...CRN
Qualcomm Names Mollenkopf as Next CEOABC News
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Twitter gets taste of its power with blocking-change uproar
San Francisco Chronicle
The power of Twitter was turned against the company this week after a furious online backlash caused the San Francisco microblogging company to quickly reverse a change in the way members could block unwanted followers. "Earlier today, we made a ...
Twitter Reverts Changes To Blocking Functionality After Strong Negative User ...TechCrunch
Tech Retrospect: Twitter blocks blocking and Spotify starts free mobile streamingCNET
Twitter backtracks on block feature after users revoltReuters
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Valve's SteamOS is ready to download -- only Linux vets are encouraged to apply
Just as promised, Valve has made its first release of SteamOS available for downloads at the same time it ships out prototype Steam Machines to 300 beta testers. Based on the Debian 7.1 flavor of Linux, SteamOS is a platform purpose built for playing PC ...
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Science World Report
Noble Molecules Found in Space
New York Times
Atoms of noble gases like helium, neon and argon — odorless, colorless, single-atom gases with low chemical reactivity — have long been known to exist in outer space. But molecules involving them have escaped detection, despite years of searching.
First noble gas molecules discovered in spacePhys.Org
Element Essential for Life Found in Supernova RemainsSpace.com
First-Ever Noble Gas Molecules Discovered In SpaceRedOrbit
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Mother Nature Network
Geminid meteor shower peaks Friday night: How to catch the show
Los Angeles Times
The Geminid meteor shower is peaking Friday night, and you won't want to miss it. It is one of the most prolific showers of the year -- and also one of the weirdest. Under perfect viewing conditions, skywatchers can hope to see 100 to 120 meteors per hour ...
Viewing This Year's Geminid Meteor Shower Will Be a ChallengeLatin Post
One of Year's Best Meteor Showers Early Saturday MorningPatch.com
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FCC votes to consider lifting in-flight cell phone ban
Washington (CNN) -- The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 Thursday to consider lifting its ban on in-flight cell phone use. On the same day, the federal Department of Transportation and three members of Congress took steps to block those ...
Phones Likely to Stay Silent on Planes Amid BacklashWall Street Journal
US Agencies Dance Around Cellphone Use AloftNew York Times
Cell phones on planes may be heading for the US, but will anyone use them?PCWorld
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Microsoft joins group seeking to replace passwords
Microsoft has joined the FIDO Alliance, an industry group attempting to craft industry standards that reduce reliance on passwords, long regarded as a weak point in Web security. Launched in July 2012, FIDO, which stands for Fast IDentity Online, is hoping its ...
Microsoft joins the FIDO Alliance to put an end to passwordsEngadget
Lenovo, Nok Nok Labs Collaborate On Identity AuthenticationCruxialCIO
Microsoft Joins FIDO Alliance Security Standards GroupAmerican Banker
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Instagram Direct messaging arrives to challenge Snapchat and Whatsapp
HIPSTER PHOTO SHARING SERVICE Instagram announced a messaging service called Instagram Direct on Thursday, as it looks to challenge Snapchat and Whatsapp. Rumours surfaced at the end of November claiming that Instagram was plotting a ...
Instagram puts Snapchat in the frame with private photo messagingThe Times (subscription)
Instagram launches 'Direct' individual messagesIrish Independent
Instagram introduces direct messaging so you can send pictures to friends onlyMirror.co.uk
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Twitter 3.0 for Mac brings in-line photo previews and detailed tweets
Twitter brought in-line media previews to its mobile apps a few weeks ago; today, it's the Mac's turn. The new Twitter 3.0 app for Mac now shows a quick glimpse of photos from supported services, so you'll know right away whether pictures are worth clicking.
How to disable image previews in Twitter for MacCNET
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Aereo to major TV broadcasters: A Supreme Court decision doesn't scare us
In what can only be interpreted as a bold statement of confidence, TV-anywhere startup Aereo today said it has no objection to major broadcasters' decision to file an appeal with the Supreme Court over its claim that the company is guilty of copyright ...
Bring it on, stream biz Aereo tells TV barons – see you in Supreme CourtRegister
Aereo Open to Supreme Court Bout With BroadcastersTIME
Aereo Welcomes Supreme Court Intervention in Fight With TV BroadcastersWall Street Journal
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Guitar Hero Creators Tackle Fitness Equipment Next With Goji Play
It's a challenge to keep your mind off exhaustion or muscle fatigue, so many gym users turn to TV shows or books to distract themselves. But even that may not be enough to make exercise less of a chore for regular folk. So Charles and Kai Huang, who are ...
Goji Play Officially Launches, Energizes Cardio Fitness with GamesTriplePoint Newsroom (press release)
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PS4 Leads Next-Gen Consoles Sales In Its Debut, Xbox One Second
NPD sales results for the month of November have been released, this monthly report describes the leading purchases by consumers in the gaming industry. No surprise, the PlayStation 4 has outsold all other consoles while setting a new plateau with “the ...
PlayStation 4 is the Top Selling US Console in NovemberSide Mission
PS4, Xbox One fuel video game hardware sales surgeThe Journal News / Lohud.com
Game sales jump as Xbox One, PS4 spar over who has biggest launchThe Seattle Times (blog)
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Dell Sets Different Cloud Path Than HP, IBM
At Dell World, the vendor announces partnerships with Red Hat, Microsoft and Google, eschewing building its own public cloud. AUSTIN, Texas—Dell is partnering with Red Hat to jointly engineer the open-source OpenStack cloud platform for enterprise ...
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Beta Uses XFS as Default FilesystemInternetNews.com
Red Hat Makes Virtualization Play With RHEL 7 BetaLinuxInsider.com
Dell, Red Hat team to sell OpenStack cloud platformComputerworld
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Christian Science Monitor
Is your oldest sister a warty comb jelly?
Christian Science Monitor
Our oldest ancestors are warty comb jellies. Skip to next paragraph. Related stories. Are you scientifically literate? Take our quiz · How the moon jellyfish won · Scientists discover world's earliest known brain · Oldest human DNA discovered, complicating ...
The Comb Jelly Was Our First Ancestor, Surprising Evolution Study SaysiScienceTimes.com
With new study, aquatic comb jelly floats into new evolutionary positionPhys.Org
Was Your Ancestor a Ball of Jelly? Evolution Study Surprises ExpertsNational Geographic
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Instagram launches direct messaging feature
Instagram is launching a new feature that lets users share photos and videos with up to 15 people rather than everyone who follows them on the popular photo-sharing app. Called Instagram Direct, the feature will be available today for Apple and Android ...
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Continued Yahoo Mail Outage Irks Users
Yahoo Mail users were still having trouble accessing their messages on Thursday morning amidst an outage that started earlier this week. "Some users may still have trouble accessing their accounts. We're working through the night on this," Yahoo tweeted ...
Yahoo Mail fail casts shadow over turnaround effortsLebanon Democrat
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer 'Very Sorry' for the Week-long OutageHeadlines & Global News
Another Day of No Yahoo E-Mail Service for SomeSci-Tech Today
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Hubble Spots Water Plumes on Europa
Data from the Hubble Space Telescope have revealed plumes of water vapor at Europa's south pole. Illustration courtesy K. Retherford, Southwest Research Institute. Sarah Fecht. for National Geographic. Published December 12, 2013. Geysers spew water ...
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