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3 hrs ago | SFGate

PayPal Uses Apple's Nude Selfie Scandal To Take A Shot At Apple Pay

PayPal has been doing just that with social media. Tweets like this one show PayPal highlighting the security of their payment platform in light of the iCloud hacking scandal : Apple has tried to stress the security of Apple Pay since announcing it last Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, iCloud

6 hrs ago | Fast Company

Enhanced FBI Database Lets Authorities Search Criminal And Non-Criminal Biometrics

Next Generation Identifier, which took three years to develop , replaces the bureau's fingerprint identification system and adds two services: Rap Back lets authorities receive notifications of criminal history for individuals holding certain positions of trust , and the Interstate Photo System facial recognition system lets law enforcement officials perform image searches for criminals. Next Generation Identifier is estimated to process 55,000 photos daily and is on track to include 52 million images of faces by 2015.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation

8 hrs ago | CIO

Google wants to fly drones above New Mexico

On Friday, the company asked the Federal Communications Commission for permission to use two blocks of frequencies for the tests, which are scheduled to last about six months and begin in October. They will be conducted above an area of more than 1,400 square kilometers in the center of New Mexico to the east of Albuquerque.

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Related Topix: Federal Communications Commission, Environment, Science

10 hrs ago | SFGate

US stocks mostly lower as investors wait on Fed

U.S. stocks are mostly lower at midday as investors wait for the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting that starts on Tuesday. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 12 points, or 0.1 percent, to 16,999 as of noon Eastern time Monday.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets

12 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Sixty years after his death, the herald of the Harlem Renaissance is finally interred

A crowd assembled under gray skies and drizzle this weekend to remember a man none of them had ever met but whose contributions to American culture resonate through 20th-century history- and whose ashes had been stored for decades in a container the size of a coffee can. Sixty years after his death, on what would have been his 129th birthday, Alain Locke's strange posthumous journey came to an end Saturday at Congressional Cemetery.

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Related Topix: Howard University

14 hrs ago | LA Daily News

Microsoft to buy Minecraft maker for $2.5 billion

The technology company said it will buy Stockholm-based game maker Mojang. Minecraft, which lets users build in and explore a virtual world, has been downloaded 100 million times on PC alone since its launch in 2009.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Minecraft, Video Games, X360, Microsoft Xbox

15 hrs ago | Ananova

LG Execs 'Destroyed' Samsung Washing Machines

Samsung has demanded an investigation after it accused senior executives at LG Electronics of deliberately "destroying" high-end washing machines at stores in Germany. The company claims its rival vandalised machines in Berlin, with one of the alleged incidents taking place before the massive IFA consumer electronics show earlier this month.

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Related Topix: LG Electronics, Electronics, World News, Germany

17 hrs ago | SFGate

Heineken rejects SABMiller takeover bid

In a statement issued late Sunday night, the Dutch brewer said the Heineken family informed SABMiller it intends "to preserve the heritage and identity of Heineken as an independent company." Heineken is the world's third largest brewer while SABMiller, producer of brands including Miller Genuine Draft and Grolsch, is the second largest.

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21 hrs ago | SFGate

Jets Touchdown Doesn't Count Because Coach Called A Timeout Before The Snap

With about 5 minutes left in the fourth quarter against the Packers, the Jets completed a touchdown pass on fourth down to tie the game but it did not count because offensive coordinator Marty Only head coaches are allowed to call time outs on the sideline, but the refs granted it for Mornhiweg anyway. Why would a ref do this? Former VP of officiating in the NFL and current rules analyst at Fox Sports says when it's late in the game you give a team a timeout without taking the time to look who's calling it: Here's the play, the whistle had blown before the snap, but Geno Smith and co. didn't hear it Jets fans everywhere will agree that "only the Jets" could pull something like this off.

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Related Topix: Sports, New York Jets, NFL Players, Geno Smith, NFL Football

Sun Sep 14, 2014

SFGate

InventHelp

"Living in Death Valley, I saw a need for a more efficient way to keep canned and bottled beverages, like soda or beer, cold," said an inventor from Laurinburg, N.C. "I did not want to have to lug around an ice chest wherever I went, so I came up with a better idea." He developed the KOOL IT to keep a beverage cool without the need for ice.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Inventions, Laurinburg, NC

SFGate

iYogi Launches 'A Bridge to Kashmir' for Flood Relief in J Creates ...

The company aims to raise USD 100 million towards this effort over the next two years. iYogi has built a crowd sourcing platform http://www.bridgetokashmir.com to support the initiative.

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Related Topix: iYogi, India, World News

SFGate

Spanish department store head Alvarez dies at 79

Isidoro Alvarez , the head of Spain's El Corte Ingles department store chain who turned the company into an international business with an annual turnover of around 14 billion euros , has died. He was 79. Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos expressed his regret at Alvarez's death in Madrid on Sunday, describing him in a statement as "one of our country's greatest entrepreneurs."

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TheStreet.com

Put Away Your Bear Costume for October Stock Market Investing

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The Las Vegas Sun

The answer to a heavy query is the Rainbow Quarry

A 700 million-year-old metaquartzite and brass boulder is on display at the valet entrance at the new Delano Las Vegas on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.

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Related Topix: Las Vegas, NV, Goodsprings, NV

Richmond County Daily Journal

AG Cooper asks FCC to allow robocall-blocking

Technology is available to help block annoying robocalls and telephone companies should be using it, Attorney General Roy Cooper said this week. Cooper joined 38 other state attorneys general on Tuesday to urge the Federal Communications Commission to allow phone companies to use call-blocking technologies that would better protect consumers from unwanted calls and scams.

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Related Topix: Federal Communications Commission, Direct Marketing

Sat Sep 13, 2014

SFGate

David Cameron: 'The Murder Of David Haines Is An Act Of Pure Evil'

UK Prime Minister David Cameron late Saturday appeared to confirm the execution of British aid worker David Haines by the extremist group Islamic State , calling it an "act of pure evil" and vowing justice. The murder of David Haines is an act of pure evil.

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SFGate

InventHelp Clients Design Modified Kitchen Tool - Invented for Commercial Kitchens

"There is a growing need for accountability in food/health safety to protect consumers from food related illness," said one of two inventors, from Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. "We thought there needed to be an easier, more convenient way to take and record food temperatures in a commercial kitchen."

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Inventions, Canada,

SFGate

Stocks end with 1st weekly loss since early Aug

Dividend-rich utility stocks led the losses, and the index slipped 11 points, or 0.6 percent, to 1,985 Friday. The S&P 500 fell 1.1 percent for the week.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets

LA Daily News

Will Applea s digital wallet kill the card swipe?

On Tuesday, the company announced Apple Pay, a digital payment system that lets people pay for retail store purchases using their phones rather than cash or credit cards. The service, which will work both with iPhones and Apple's new Watch, is backed by a host of big retailers, along with most major banks and credit card issuers, including Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

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The Washington Post

Wonkblog: What's at stake in San Francisco's fight over how to legalize Airbnb

Airbnb rentals in the company's home city of San Francisco have never exactly been legal. Local law - as is the case in many cities - technically bans residents from renting out private homes for less than 30 days, a time window where the practice starts to look less like subletting and a lot more like running a hotel.

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Related Topix: AirBnB, Personal Finance, Mortgage

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