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1 min ago | 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

2 hrs ago | 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

3 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Corning donates $1.8M in parts for space telescope

Corning Inc. has donated $1.8 million in high-tech components for a telescope a private group wants to launch into space.

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Related Topix: Telecom, Corning, Electronics, Corning, NY, NASA

3 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Corning donates $1.8M in parts for space telescope

The not-for-profit BoldlyGo Institute wants to put its ASTRO-1 telescope in orbit by the mid-2020s.

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Related Topix: Space, Telecom, Corning, Electronics, Corning, NY, NASA

4 hrs ago | RTE.ie

China holding anti-monopoly probe into Microsoft

A Chinese regulator has said it was conducting an anti-monopoly investigation into Microsoft because the firm has not fully disclosed information about its Windows and Microsoft Office software.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, World News, China, Asia, Microsoft Office, Redmond, WA

6 hrs ago | Canada.com

Chinese hackers break into National Research Council computers, Canadian spy agency says

But the Treasury Board says the NRC's computers have been isolated from the rest of the government's systems as a precaution.

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Related Topix: Computer Security

7 hrs ago | Macworld

Using Instagram for iOS on public Wi-Fi poses risk of an account hijack, researcher says

A configuration problem in Facebook's popular Instagram application for Apple devices could allow a hacker to hijack a person's account if they're both on the same public Wi-Fi network.

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Related Topix: Wireless, Wi-Fi, Emerging Technology, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Computer Security, Twitter

10 hrs ago | Outlook

NASA's Opportunity Rover Breaks Distance Record

The US space agency's Opportunity rover has now clocked more miles on Mars than any man-made vehicle to reach another celestial body, NASA has said.

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Related Topix: Space, NASA, Robots, Pasadena, CA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Raw Story

Rocket carrying U.S. 'neighborhood watch' spy satellites launches from Cape Canaveral

An unmanned Delta 4 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Monday with a pair of U.S. military satellites designed to keep watch on other countries' spacecraft.

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Related Topix: US Military, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, US Air Force, Cape Canaveral, FL, Space

The Campbell Reporter

eBay to try selling auto mechanics' services in new offering

"eBay will start a small test this fall in a couple of U.S. cities" for providing mechanics' services, Wenig said in an interview Monday at Bloomberg's headquarters in New York.

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Related Topix: e-dialog, Hunch, eBay, Startups, GSI Technology, Magento, Internet

ITworld

Attackers install DDoS bots on Amazon cloud, exploiting Elasticsearch weakness

Attackers are exploiting a vulnerability in distributed search engine software Elasticsearch to install DDoS malware on Amazon and possibly other cloud servers.

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Related Topix: Amazon, Internet, Spyware, Programming Languages, Widevine Technologies, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

KMIZ

Investors help the rich pay off student loans

Investors are so hungry for yield in the bond market that they're giving rich college grads money to help pay off their student loans.

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Related Topix: P2P, New York University, Financial Markets

Customer Interaction Solutions

AIS Announces New Aluminum Die Casting Tooling for Their Affordable,...

The new aluminum die cast tooling improves quality, mechanical engineering and manufacturing efficiency among other things.

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Related Topix: Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Science, CPU

Thanh Nein News

Satellites and seafood: China keeps fishing fleet connected in disputed waters

On China's southern Hainan island, a fishing boat captain shows a Reuters reporter around his aging vessel.

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Related Topix: World News, China, GPS

Sun Jul 27, 2014

WOZZ-FM Appleton

From virtual reality to stars, five highlights fro...

Every year, around 130,000 comic book fans and entertainment enthusiasts trek to San Diego's Comic-Con International, where thousands of booths and hundreds of panels are set up by industry outlets to cater to attendees.

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Related Topix: Virtual Reality, The Hunger Games

Trinidad Guardian

T&T-born HIV activist fights on

HIV activists stage a silent protest on July 20 at the opening ceremony of the International Aids 2014 conference, which commenced with a memorial for six HIV activists who died on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

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Related Topix: Wi-Fi, Air Accidents, World News, Malaysia, Pakistan

Medical News

Neuroscientists analyze imaging data using new technologies

In an age of "big data," a single computer cannot always find the solution a user wants.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, Cloud Computing, Health

Lexington Herald-Leader

UConn makes 3-D copies of antique instrument parts

Dr. Robert Howe says his medical practice in Massachusetts showed him how computerized tomography could make precise 3-D images of body parts.

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Related Topix: Inventions

Brandon Sun

Retired Canadian astronaut Julie Payette had early doubts about becoming astronaut

Five years after her final flight, retired astronaut Julie Payette admits she had doubts she would ever fly as she watched the Americans send astronauts to the moon in the late 1960s and early '70s.

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Related Topix: Space, NASA

Examiner.com

Ross Harris hot car death: Computer forensics expert, profiler talks deception

Cobb County hot car death, the many Cobb County warrants against Justin Ross Harris detail precisely what technology the Cobb County High Tech Unit is looking at, and what they are looking for.

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Related Topix: Cobb County, GA, Apple, Startups, Ipad

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