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Breaking News: Hack North Korea - a two-day ‘hackathon' in Silicon Valley on 2 and 3 August
   
Posted by: prabirghose

San Francisco :: CA :: USA | updated 2014-07-21 17:27:55 -0700 | odd-news

Hack North Korea, a two-day ‘hackathon’ is scheduled to take place in San Francisco on 2-3 August – it would be organized by the Human Rights Foundation, a New York-based group that focuses on closed societies. The purpose of the...
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Breaking News: NSA using images from the internet to create facial recognition database to fight terrorism
   
Posted by: prabirghose

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-06-05 16:45:18 -0700 | odd-news

The growth of terrorism all over the world has forced the NSA to go in for introducing counter measures and one of these methods is to create a comprehensive facial recognition database by intercepting millions of photographs that are posted...
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Breaking News: Early warning systems to predict natural disasters under development in California
   
Posted by: prabirghose

San Francisco :: CA :: USA | updated 2014-02-01 03:30:06 -0800 | green-news

Natural disasters keep taking a huge toll of men and their livelihoods and properties and hence, an early warning system for earthquakes, tsunamis and floods would be an invaluable aid for any country. Such systems are under development in California...
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Breaking News: DARPA awards announced - Google's Schaft robot wins the challenge
   
Posted by: prabirghose

Miami :: FL :: USA | updated 2014-02-01 03:31:39 -0800 | odd-news

DARPA is the acronym of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency of the US department of defense and it has conducted a challenge for robots in Miami, Florida - Google's Schaft robot won the two-day challenge. There were a total of...
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Breaking News: Dazzling amber fossil captures ancient flower in the sexual act
   
Posted by: Nina Rai

Corvallis :: OR :: USA | updated 2014-06-02 11:58:48 -0700 | odd-news

Whoever said archaeology is only hard work and not sexy? A newly discovered 100-million-year-old amber fossil shows just how ancient flowers got down to the business of mating. A cluster of 18 tiny flowers encased in an amber fossil, including...
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Source: International Business Times

New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-07-27 21:12:03 -0700 | technology-news

Check out our recap of the latest episode of the new FX drama from Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan and Carlton Cuse: Eichorst's Secret The Strain viewers knew that something sketchy was up with Eichhorst however no one saw this...
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Source: Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles :: CA :: USA | updated 2014-07-27 19:18:17 -0700 | technology-news

Boxtrolls' truck serves up delectable insects [video] July 27, 2014 5:22 p.m. The Boxtrolls, the upcoming animated film from Laika, features creatures who, among other things, eat bugs. In the spirit of having fans experience everything the movie characters do, the...
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Source: Boston Herald

Boston :: MA :: USA | updated 2014-07-27 21:49:04 -0700 | technology-news

Amazon Fire Phone (AT &T, Amazon.com, starting at $199.99 with contract)   Amazon's first smartphone is packed with exclusive features. The Fire Phone includes Amazon's live customer service Mayday button, unlimited cloud storage of photos, sensors that respond to how...
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Source: The Dallas Morning News

San Antonio :: TX :: USA | updated 2014-07-27 20:57:29 -0700 | technology-news

Nicolas Derne/Agence France-Presse A shopkeeper hands a customer information on the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus at a drugstore in Lamentin on the French Caribbean island of La Martinique. Published: 27 July 2014 10:39 PM Updated: 27 July 2014 10:51 PM A...
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Source: Los Angeles Times

Seattle :: WA :: USA | updated 2014-07-27 22:44:50 -0700 | technology-news

When Colorado passed a ballot measure in 2012 legalizing recreational marijuana, more residents voted for legal weed than for President Obama (who carried the state)...Yet through a combination of ballot measures, legislative action and judicial action, same-sex marriage has found...
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Source: Boston Herald

Boston :: MA :: USA | updated 2014-07-27 21:49:05 -0700 | technology-news

Read through the public comments on the FCC's proposed rules on net neutrality and you might have to do a double-take. You might come to the conclusion that Americans care about freedom of speech on the Internet. You might even...
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Source: The Washington Times

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-27 18:24:59 -0700 | technology-news

The Washington Times and the Washington Redskins announced a unique partnership that will make the newspaper a content and marketing partner of the team. Under the partnership, the Redskins and the Times will collaborate on unique content offerings throughout the...
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Source: BBC

New York :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-07-27 21:43:30 -0700 | technology-news

The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) said the action was a "bid to end staffing shortages that have caused the ongoing backlog crisis"...The Home Office warned the PCS action could jeopardise people's holidays. BBC News correspondent Richard Lister said...
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Source: Washington Post

Cincinnati :: OH :: USA | updated 2014-07-27 17:41:25 -0700 | technology-news

She's not just another girl with a pretty face living in the District's outermost exurbs. Amani, an eye-catching cheetah feline, has a proud name that means aspiration and a strong family line that traces to Namibia and South Africa.
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Source: Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles :: CA :: USA | updated 2014-07-27 17:20:50 -0700 | technology-news

Time Warner Cable has been unable to land carriage agreements with other distributors serving the market including DirecTV, Cox Communications, Charter Communications and Verizon FiOS...At issue is the price Time Warner Cable is seeking to carry the channel.
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