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2 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Robot to hitchhike Sunday from Halifax to Victoria in study of trust

Travellers in Canada may have some unusual company on the highway this summer as a Wellie-wearing, social media-savvy robot hits the road on a mission to hitchhike its way from Halifax to Victoria.

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Related Topix: Robots, North America, Canada, World News

5 hrs ago | Daily Times

Apple iPhones allow extraction of deep personal data : July 26, 2014,

Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones through previously unpublicized techniques by Apple Inc employees, the company acknowledged this week.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, iPod touch App, iPad App, Google+, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Computer Security

9 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Short supply of beef and pork sends prices soaring

The price it paid for brisket jumped a net 54 percent in just six months. It had cut its staff from 13 to seven.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Pork, Meat, Beef, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, CPU, Agriculture, Science, Epidemic

Fri Jul 25, 2014

KFVS12

Afghan Taliban leader warns against pact with US

It takes only a couple of minutes, twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same thing for his country and community nearly every day since Herbert Hoover was in the... It takes only a couple of minutes, twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, NASA,

WTKR-TV Norfolk

Massive solar storm barely missed Earth in 2012, study says

Two years ago, modern infrastructure came very close to a serious disruption. The culprit? One of the largest solar storms in recorded history.

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Related Topix: Space, Astronomy, Science

Bellingham Herald

British man charged in government computer hacking

A grand jury in Alexandria indicted 29-year-old Lauri Love of Stradishall, England, Thursday on charges including conspiracy, causing damage to a protected computer and aggravated identity theft.

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Related Topix: Computer Security

Cybercast News Service

Visa posts higher 3Q profit, revenue

Visa Inc. said Thursday that its profit climbed 11 percent in its fiscal third quarter versus a year earlier, aided by solid growth in payments volume, service revenue and transactions.

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Related Topix: Visa Inc., CPU, San Mateo County, CA, Foster City, CA

Hillingdon Times

Google 'should not censor history'

Google must not be left to "censor history" if a European Court ruling allowing people to have links removed from the search engine's index stands, the founder of Wikipedia said today.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Internet

KTNV-TV Las Vegas

Satellites show major Southwest groundwater loss

A new study based on NASA satellite measurements reveals what researchers called a shocking loss of groundwater in the Southwest's largest river basin.

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Related Topix: NASA, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Baidu profit up 34 percent as mobile service grows

Baidu said Friday it earned 3.5 billion yuan in the three months ended June 30. Revenue rose 58.5 percent to 11.9 billion yuan .

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Baidu, Internet, Modesto, CA, Business News

The News Tribune

Nolan, McConaughey surprise with 'Interstellar'

"I can tell you a lot, but I'm not going to," McConaughey said at Thursday's Paramount Pictures panel.

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Related Topix: Inception, Crime Movies, Action Movies, The Dark Knight, Thriller, Space

WBTV

Astronaut tweets 'saddest photo' of Israel-Gaza firefight

European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst took a photo of the fighting in the Middle East from aboard the International Space Station.

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Pasadena Star-News

Comic-Con 2014: 10 top picks for the first day of SDCC

What: The sold-out convention in San Diego draws thousands of fans from all over the world who love superheroes, vampires and more.

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Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Showtime, Action Movies, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Space

Click Orlando

Robot furniture that builds itself

Imagine that the chair you're sitting on became a sofa on demand as the day moved from light to dark.

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Related Topix: Robots

South Milwaukee

RFID Chips to be Used on Chattooga County Buses to Track Students

Chattooga, Georgia The Chattooga County School District has signed a five-year contract to use StudentConnect , a product that lets school districts and parents track students using ID cards that contain radio frequency identification device chips.

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Related Topix: RFID News, Chattooga County, GA, Education Etc.

Wed Jul 23, 2014

WTMA-AM North Charleston

Officials: More than 1,600 StubHub Users Affected in International Cybercrime Scheme

Six people have been indicted for their roles in an international crime ring involving online ticket-reseller StubHub, officials announced Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Computer Security

NBC Miami

Comic-Con: Thursday's Big Events

Following Wednesday evening's brief preview, Comic-Con makes the jump to light speed Thursday when the first full day of events kicks-off in San Diego.

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Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Thriller, Crime Movies, Family, Batman, Action Movies, Adventure, Animated TV, Entertainment, Television, Celebrities, Seth Green, NASA

Bellingham Herald

Audit: NASA doesn't have the money for big rockets

The Government Accountability Office issued a report Wednesday saying NASA's Space Launch System is at "high risk of missing" its planned December 2017 initial test flight.

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Related Topix: NASA, Space

WCAX-TV Burlington

Meat supplier in China scandal has global reach

It isn't a household name, but the company that's at the center of a food scandal in China helps make some of the world's most popular foods, including the Big Macs and Quarter Pounders served at... It isn't a household name, but the company at the center of a food scandal in China helps make some of the world's most popular foods, including the ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Restaurant Management, Mcdonalds, Drugs, NASA

Business Journal

IBM Watson, USAA hope supercomputing makes homecoming easier for the military

Watson researchers work inside IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York, in February.

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Related Topix: High Performance Computing, Yorktown Heights, NY, Computers

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