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3 hrs ago | ITworld

PHP gets a formal specification, at last

Despite becoming one of the most widely used programming languages on the Web, PHP didn't have a formal specification -- until now.

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Related Topix: Programming Languages, PHP, Startups, Facebook

7 hrs ago | Washington Times

NASA to test making rocket fuel ingredient on Mars

Space agency officials Thursday unveiled seven instruments they plan to put on a Martian rover that would launch in 2020, including two devices aimed at bigger Mars missions in the future.

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Related Topix: NASA, Space

8 hrs ago | PC World

AMD's Kaveri processors coming to smaller, cheaper desktops

Advanced Micro Devices wants to help gamers build cheaper, smaller desktops through new processors the company started shipping on Thursday AMD's A10, A8 and A6 chips-code-named Kaveri-are targeted at small-form factor and even larger desktops starting at $399, said Adam Kozak, AMD's desktop product marketing manager.

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Related Topix: CPU, Advanced Micro Devices, Startups, The, Video Games, Deep Silver, Intel, Microsoft Xbox, X360

12 hrs ago | KXLY-TV Spokane

Six obstacles to being a cyborg

When Neil Harbisson gets out of a car, the antenna coming out of his head sometimes gets stuck in branches.

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Related Topix: Color Blindness, Health, RFID News

14 hrs ago | KMIZ

Is the iPad doomed?

Tablet sales are "crashing," says Best Buy's CEO! IPad sales are sinking fast! Is this the beginning of the end for the tablet? Easy, there, tiger.

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Related Topix: Ipad, Kindle, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Apple, Startups, iPhone

14 hrs ago | KMIZ

Cronut creator unveils ice cream sundae in a can

"For someone less gourmet, it tastes like a souped-up root beer float," said a spokeswoman for Dominique Ansel Bakery.

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Related Topix: Life, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream, Inventions, Dining

15 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

China denies hacking Canadian tech research group

"It is irresponsible for the Canadian side to make groundless accusations against China when there is no credible evidence," Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said.

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Related Topix: Computer Security

16 hrs ago | WBAL-AM Baltimore

NASA Picks University of Maryland Proposal For Space Station Project

NASA has chosen a University of Maryland proposal for a new instrument to observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station.

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Related Topix: NASA, Maryland

18 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Chinese man brings gay conversion therapy lawsuit

The Beijing LGBT Center, which campaigns for gay rights, said it was the first court case involving so-called conversion therapy in China.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Internet, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Baidu, World News, China, Asia

21 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

Hackers can tap USB devices in new attacks, researcher warns

USB devices such as mice, keyboards and thumb-drives can be used to hack into personal computers in a potential new class of attacks that evade all known security protections, a top computer researcher revealed on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Computers, Computer Security, Keyboards, Mice, Cellphones

Wed Jul 30, 2014

CIO

Red Hat aims at standardization with Linux for 64-bit ARM servers

Red Hat has developed a version of the Linux operating system that can be used to test chips and associated hardware based on the ARMv8-A 64-bit architecture for servers with the aim of standardizing that market.

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Related Topix: Red Hat, Open Source Software, Linux, Marketing, CPU, Advanced Micro Devices, Startups

Reuters

S&P 500 nearly flat as investors digest Fed statement

The S&P 500 was near flat on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve gave a rosier assessment of the U.S. economy while reaffirming that it is in no hurry to raise interest rates.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Financial Markets

R & D

Dissolvable fabric loaded with medicine might offer protection against HIV

Univ. of Washington bioengineers have discovered a potentially faster way to deliver a topical drug that protects women from contracting HIV.

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Related Topix: Biotech

KMIZ

Facebook to shut down Gifts service

You will no longer be prompted with a wrapped-present icon to send your friends a Starbucks or Target gift card on their birthdays -- Facebook's Gifts service is set to be discontinued.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Facebook, Internet

InfoWorld

Oracle hits back at ex-employee's claims over in-memory database option

Web browser or Office suite? Microsoft's and Google's office productivity and collaboration clouds pit rich and complex against simple and lean more An SSL/TLS handshake requires at least 10 times more processing power on a server than on the client.

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Related Topix: Blog News, CPU

The Jewish Journal

Israel's Iron Dome makers were hit by hackers

Three Israeli defense contractors behind the Iron Dome missile shield and related systems were robbed of hundreds of documents by hackers linked to the Chinese government starting in 2011, a U.S.-based computer forensics expert said on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Computer Security, Prison, World News, Palestinian Territories, Middle East,

Tue Jul 29, 2014

ABS-CBN News

In rare move, Canada accuses Chinese of trying to hack govt network

Canada on Tuesday took the unusual step of singling out Chinese hackers for attacking a key computer network and lodged a protest with Beijing, raising tensions at a time when Ottawa wants to boost oil sales to China.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Computer Security, Computers, Stephen Harper

CIO

Google, Linaro develop custom Android edition for Project Ara

Google is working with open-source development organization Linaro to develop a special edition of Android for the Project Ara customizable smartphone.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Cameras, CPU

Outlook

Flipkart Raises $1 Bn Funding From Investors

India's largest e-Commerce firm Flipkart today said it has raised USD 1 billion in fresh funding from a group of investors, the largest so far in the fiercely competitive online shopping segment in the country.

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Related Topix: Flipkart, Internet, Travel, Asia Travel, Singapore, Malaysia Travel, Malaysia Travel, World News, India

Detroit Free Press

Apple beefs up processors, memory in Macbook Pro

Apple unveiled upgraded Macbook Pro laptop computers that will boast faster processors and twice the memory for entry-level models.

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Related Topix: Apple, Laptops/Notebooks, Computers, Startups, Intel

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