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How Wi-Fi Could Revolutionize The Way We Use The Web

His company, Mimosa, works with technology that could turn Wi-Fi from a way to save money on our smartphone data plans to an internet connectivity option on par with fiber and leagues above DSL.

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Related Topix: Wireless, Wi-Fi, Emerging Technology, Business Insider

Madden 15 Gameplay! (So Much Rage!!)

Watch A Tortoise Chase Down A Remote-Controlled Truck With ALL ITS MIGHT

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

Tue Aug 19, 2014

ITworld

VC investors hot for the cloud, mobile and robots

Venture capital fundraising has picked up steam in the U.S., with cloud computing , mobile technology and robotics getting solid backing.

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Related Topix: Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Robots, Financial Services, Accounting, Deloitte and Touche

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What's Trending: August 19th

I bought my iPad Air a few months ago with the intention to stop using my computer, it was impossible because I loved having an actual keyboard.

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Related Topix: Ipad, Apple

The Modesto Bee

Drones, robots to help Laramie students learn math

The school got a state grant of nearly $69,000 to use robots, software and 3-D printers to teach science, technology, engineering and math, the Laramie Boomerang reported Tuesday .

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Related Topix: Robots, Laramie, WY, Mathematics, Science, Business News

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Tom Hanks Made the App Store's No. 1 iPad App

Tom Hanks: beloved actor, slam poet , space enthusiast , and ... iPad app developer.

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Related Topix: Ipad

Business Journal

Up to speed: Microsoft's Azure cloud service suffered hours-long outage

Microsoft's cloud-computing service Azure suffered a global outage yesterday, perhaps striking a blow to CEO Satya Nadella's aspirations to dominate the cloud services industry.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Tellme, Tellme Networks, Startups, Groove Commerce, Sentillion, Cloud Computing

The Raw Story

Hospital group Community Health says data stolen in cyber attack from China

"APT 18" typically targets companies in the aerospace and defense, construction and engineering, technology, financial services and healthcare industry, said Charles Carmakal, managing director with FireEye Inc's Mandiant forensics unit, which led the investigation of the attack on Community Health in April and June.

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Related Topix: Computer Security

Bakery & Snacks

Chia kill step crucial, says Glanbia: Raw seed benefits don't mean anything if it's not safe

Anne Brown: "If you're not using a kill step in your process, you should not be using a raw grain.

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Related Topix: CPU, Flax, Supplement

Mon Aug 18, 2014

InfoWorld

Oracle gives Exadata some backward compatibility

Oracle has made it possible to run a much older but still widely used version of its database software on Exadata, in a move that could make heretofore reluctant buyers pull the trigger on a purchase of the data-processing appliance.

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Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Cloud Computing

KTEX-FM Weslaco

Brad Paisley Leaks New Song From NASA Launch Pad

Brad Paisley is taking his mission to leak songs from his new album to a new level.

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Related Topix: Country, Brad Paisley, NASA, Space

CBS Local

A Closer Look: Do more with companion devices

Apple has ways of encouraging you to buy more of its products: It offers bonus features on devices like the iPhone and iPad that work only when paired with other Apple gadgets.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, ABC Family, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Kindle, Facebook, Netflix, Ipad

Ottawa Business Journal

Study estimates 36% of Canadian businesses know they've been hit by cyber attack

More than one-third of Canada's IT professionals know - for sure - that they'd had a significant data breach over the previous 12 months that could put their clients or their organizations at risk, a cybersecurity study suggests.

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Related Topix: Computer Security

Click Orlando

Microsoft considers new name for Internet Explorer

In an "Ask Me Anything" chat on Reddit last week, engineers from Microsoft's Internet Explorer team fielded questions about the world's most infamous Web browser.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Tellme, Startups, Reddit, Microsoft Windows

Nanaimo Daily News

Russian spacewalking astronauts release tiny Peruvian satellite on mission to observe Earth

Russian Oleg Artemiev cast the 4-inch box off with his gloved right hand as the International Space Station sailed 260 miles above the cloud-flecked planet.

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Related Topix: Cameras, NASA

Cybercast News Service

Google's pivotal IPO launched a decade of big bets

Google's IPO, a decade ago this week, launched the company on a trajectory that continues to reshape its business and much of the world in its orbit.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Robots, Internet

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Hospital network hacked, 4.5 million records stolen

Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals across the United States, announced on Monday that hackers recently broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients.

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Related Topix: Community Medical Center, Medicine, Community General Hospital, Community Health Care, Hospital Administration, Quorum, Healthcare Industry, Computer Security

KVBC-TV Las Vegas

Astronauts conduct spacewalk outside space station

Russians Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemiev ventured out Monday. They will set loose a tiny Peruvian research satellite, install fresh science experiments and retrieve old ones.

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Related Topix: NASA

The Washington Post

5Pr. George's police say father shot, stabbed 3-year-old before dying in police chase

A Landover, Md., man who engaged in a Saturday afternoon shootout with police on Branch Avenue, with his 3-year-old daughter beside him, appears to have stabbed and shot the girl before he was killed by officers, Prince George's County officials said Sunday.

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Related Topix: Camp Springs, MD

ComputerWorld

Chinese man indicted over theft of Boeing C-17 secrets

A Chinese man has been indicted for allegedly directing two China-based hackers to infiltrate Boeing and other defense contractors to steal gigabytes of documents describing U.S. military aircraft.

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Related Topix: Computer Security

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Barriere Star Journal

The perilous history of Canada's Ross rifle

When soldiers in the throes of battle discard their rifles and pluck a different weapon from the hands of dead allies, there's clearly a serious problem.

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Related Topix: Inventions, Canada

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