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Feds allow logging after huge California wildfire

At HeatSync Labs, the tables are littered with computer chips, pens, pads and tools while the room is abuzz with the chatter of would-be inventors hoping to change the world - or just make cool things.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Inventions, Air Accidents, Violent Crime

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Washington Examiner

NASA's new giant rocket system passes milestone

NASA says its new giant rocket system passed an internal milestone Wednesday, but the first test launch got pushed back a year to 2018.


Related Topix: NASA, Space

Alibaba sales surge whets appetite for IPO

Alibaba's quarterly revenue growth is surging again, a development that should help the Chinese e-commerce company sell its shares in what could become the technology industry's most lucrative IPO.


Related Topix: Alibaba, Internet, World News, China

The New Zealand Herald

Apple loses bid to block Samsung phone sales

A federal judge has rejected Apple's attempt to block the sale of several older Samsung smartphones that copied features in the iPhone.


Related Topix: Apple, Startups

Brandon Sun

Reports: FBI probes JPMorgan hacking attack

The FBI is investigating a hacking attack on JPMorgan Chase and at least one other bank, according to reports citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter.


Related Topix: Banking, JP Morgan Chase , Jefferson Pilot Corporation, Insurance, Computer Security

Click Orlando

Airplane scuffle spurs Knee Defender sales

Ira Goldman, the inventor of a pair of clips called "Knee Defender," says the website that sells the product has been overwhelmed since reports of the fight on the Newark-Denver flight surfaced.


Related Topix: Inventions, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

Click Orlando

Apple may unveil iWatch on September 9 -- report

Influential tech new site Re/code reported Wednesday that Apple may unveil a wearable device next month at the same event where it is expected to debut the iPhone 6. It seems likely that such wearable device would be a watch since Apple was granted a patent for a smartwatch back in July.


Related Topix: Apple, Startups, iPhone, Ipad

KCCI-TV Des Moines

Solar system surrounded by a big gas bubble

And, oh, what a bubble it is: About 300 light years long , and its walls are made of hot gas.


Related Topix: NASA, Explosion, Astronomy, Science

Brandon Sun

Japanese lab still trying to replicate discredited stem cell breakthrough, shakeup underway

The Japanese laboratory that retracted a paper reporting a potentially major breakthrough in stem cell research said Wednesday its researchers have not managed to replicate the results.


Related Topix: Stem Cell Research


Hackerspaces used to turn ideas turn into reality

Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape.


Related Topix: Inventions, Nuclear Energy

Bromsgrove Advertiser

Secret of herding sheep discovered

One causes a sheepdog to close any gaps it sees between dispersing sheep. The other results in sheep being driven forward once the gaps are sufficiently closed.

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Related Topix: Robots

ABC News

Hackerspaces Used to Turn Ideas Turn Into Reality

At HeatSync Labs, the tables are littered with computer chips, pens, pads and tools while the room is abuzz with the chatter of would-be inventors hoping to change the world - or just make cool things.


Related Topix: Inventions

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Biz Break: Instagram branches out with Hyperlapse time-lapse app

Today: Instagram introduces another app separate from its namesake, a time-lapse video app, and Facebook hits a record high.


Related Topix: Instagram, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Apple, Ipad

Local TV Station KTVZ

Biologist: New collar for wolf OR-7 no easy matter

Biologists trying to put a new GPS tracking collar on Oregon's famous wandering wolf, OR-7, could be camping out in the southern Oregon Cascades for weeks before they are successful.


Related Topix: GPS

West Australian

Fund managers look to make room for Alibaba

Investors are looking over portfolios to make room for Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holdings Inc's market debut next month - and that means some less attractive stocks that funds are holding might be shown the door.


Related Topix: Alibaba, Internet, Financial Markets, Amazon, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Startups, Yahoo!

Business Journal

Hacker tool used in Target breach hit 1,000+ businesses

As many as 110 million Target customers had their information accessed in a massive data breach by hackers.


Related Topix: Retail, Target, Computer Security, US Secret Service, US News

Medical News

Study: US experienced widespread adoption of robot-assisted prostate removal surgery in recent years

A new study reveals that the US has experienced widespread adoption of robot-assisted prostate removal surgery to treat prostate cancer in recent years.


Related Topix: Robots, Prostate Cancer, Health


Google's Slides presentation app now works offline on iOS

The Google Docs word processor and Sheets spreadsheet apps for iPads and iPhones could already be used while disconnected from the Internet Google's Slides presentation app can now be used without an Internet connection on iOS devices, joining the two other core office productivity tools in the company's suite, the Docs word processor and Sheets ... (more)


Related Topix: Google, Startups, Microsoft, Microsoft Office

Mon Aug 25, 2014

USA Today

NSA built 'Google-like' search engine to share data

The National Security Agency built its own search engine and shares hundreds of billions of digital records with federal law enforcement and several other U.S. agencies, The Intercept reported.


Related Topix: Internet, Widevine Technologies, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Brandon Sun

Amazon to buy video game streaming service Twitch for $970 million

The e-commerce giant is buying streaming platform Twitch Interactive for $970 million in cash as it seeks to take part in video gaming's growth as an online spectator sport.


Related Topix: Amazon, Internet, 2012, Gliese Games, Video Games, Jeff Bezos, Emerging Technology, Search Engines


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