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  1. Zaha Hadid's sustainable Bee'ah HQ rises out of the desert like a sand duneRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Gizmag

    Zaha Hadid Architects has released some preliminary details concerning a new planned headquarters for Bee'ah, a Middle East environmental waste management company. The LEED Platinum-seeking project will run solely from renewable energy sources, and also serve as a learning center to promote environmental awareness in the area.

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  2. Instagram is now worth 49 times what Facebook paid for itRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Engadget

    Many baulked when Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg agreed to drop $1 billion on Instagram in April 2012. "That's $33 per user," said some; "there's no business model!" screamed others.

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  3. FBI confirms North Korea's involvement in Sony hack as attackers talk ceasefireRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Engadget

    After a whole host of unconfirmed media reports , the Federal Bureau of Investigation just officially stated it believes that North Korea was indeed involved with a gigantic Sony hack that saw personal information, unreleased movies and thousands of emails leaked online. According to a release issued by the Bureau , an investigation revealed "significant overlap" between the means of attack against Sony and previous hacks conducted by the North Korean government.

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  4. RuPaul on 'gaymers,' Tim Cook's coming out and why we need to lighten upRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Engadget

    RuPaul Charles is nothing if not brutally frank. And with a decades-spanning career that's taken him from former New York City club kid to one-time " Supermodel ," to current host of Logo TV's cult reality show competition RuPaul's Drag Race and all-around impresario of his brand , he's certainly earned the right to tell it like it is.

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  5. Help cure Ebola by donating your smartphone's idle timeRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Engadget

    You know how your smartphone and computer just do nothing when you're not using them? You can now put those slackers to work in a noble cause: helping cure the Ebola virus . IBM's World Community Grid has teamed up with scientists from the Scripps Research Institute with the "Outsmart Ebola Together" project to tackle the deadly plague.

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  6. Engineers are working for free to make Elon Musk's Hyperloop a realityRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Engadget

    Nobody laughs much at Elon Musk anymore, but plenty of people snickered at his Hyperloop idea . To remind you, the Hyperloop is a series of underground trains powered by compressed air that transport folks between cities in tubes at around Mach I. While that may sound certifiably insane, a company called Hyperloop Transportation Technologies doesn't think so, and with the help of some UCLA students, has made considerable progress developing the idea.

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  7. Cadillac replaces rear-view mirror with HD video feedRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Gizmag

    Although they're meant to show what's happening on the road behind you, rear-view mirrors can be obstructed by headrests, passengers and luggage. To counter this, Cadillac is planning to replace the rear-view mirror with a video feed.

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  8. Amazon brings 4K streaming to Prime Instant Video in the UKRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Engadget

    Even though the majority of Britons don't own an 4K TV, that isn't stopping streaming providers from upgrading their video quality before ultra high-definition becomes the next big thing. Netflix began delivering pixel-rich versions of House of Cards and Breaking Bad earlier this year, but now Amazon is getting in on the act.

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  9. Computer-based "deep neural network" as good as primates at visual object recognitionRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Gizmag

    Deep neural networks have studied millions of images and some can now recognize the objects in all of these images in a similar manner and speed to primates Computers aren't best suited to visual object recognition. Our brains are hardwired to quickly see and match patterns in everything, with great leaps of intuition, while the processing center of a computer is more akin to a very powerful calculator.

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  10. Don't Forget to Check This Before Investing in a BankRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | The Motley Fool

    In previous articles , I've discussed the two most important characteristics underlying great banks -- namely, demonstrated histories of prudence and thrift . In addition to these, however, it's my opinion that investors should add one more fundamental metric to their screening process.

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  11. Kepler finds new exoplanet as it starts new missionRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Gizmag

    NASA's Kepler space telescope shows that it still has life in it as its extended mission begins to bear fruit. This week, the space agency announced that the spacecraft detected a new exoplanet, demonstrating that its K2 life extension mission is working.

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  12. The 180 QX Drone With HD Camera + Extra BatteryRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Gizmag

    The maiden flight of a drone is a magical moment. Unless you accidentally fly it into a precious relative, that is.

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  13. Desolenator churns out clean drinking water using solar powerRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Gizmag

    Desalination may one day prove the savior for regions of the world where clean drinking water is scarce, but current technology dictates that this process is often expensive and energy-intensive. The team behind the Desolenator has high hopes of delivering water security to those in need, with a mobile desalinator that runs purely on energy from the sun.

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  14. Portland State University creates zero-g espresso cups for spaceRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Gizmag

    Space travel is a bit more civilized now that there's a bespoke Italian espresso machine aboard the International Space Station . Unfortunately, solving one problem just raises another and the astronauts are still having to drink their cappuccinos out of placcy bags.

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  15. Hector the stick insect-inspired robot takes its first stepsRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Gizmag

    Hector, the stick insect-inspired robot built by a research team at Bielefeld University in Germany that we first covered in 2011 , could be forgiven for feeling lonely as the only one of its kind in world, but has lately been too busy learning to walk to worry on its unique status. It is hoped that Hector, which stands for Hexapod Cognitive autonomously Operating Robot, will benefit not only roboticists but also biologists interested in animal movement.

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  16. Apple's Tim Cook 'deeply offended' by fresh allegations of factory worker mistreatmentRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Engadget

    Apple CEO Tim Cook has said he's " deeply offended " by fresh allegations of poor working conditions in its Chinese factories. Contractors hired by Apple to assemble its latest products have been exposed before , and while the firm has tried to be more proactive in recent years, a new BBC investigation suggests the same problems still persist.

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  17. George R.R. Martin and indie cinemas want 'The Interview' to live onRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Engadget

    Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin has called the cancellation of Sony's The Interview " a stunning display of cowardice ," and says he'd be glad to show it in his own theater, the Jean Cocteau Cinema in New Mexico. Like other celebrities , the Game of Thrones author is critical of both the chains and Sony itself, but the comments posted to his blog are particularly pointed.

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  18. Man's World celebrates 3 years on Magzter's global digital newsstandRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | MacMegasite

    The world's largest and fastest growing global digital multi-platform newsstand and magazine store, Magzter celebrates 3 years of the digital edition of Man's World from Man's World India Pvt. Ltd. The publisher also has Rolling Stone India magazine on Magzter.

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  19. BlackBerry's surviving, but not as a smartphone companyRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Engadget

    It's been almost a year since John Chen was appointed to save Blackberry and it's clear that his grand plan has, at least, stopped the company losing money hand over fist. In the Canadian outfit's latest three month report, it reveals that losses have been trimmed from $4.4 billion last year to a much more manageable $148 million.

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  20. iGo's electric Fatbike takes the grunt-work out of climbingRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Engadget

    We realize that the market for a nearly $4,000 bicycle is going to be fairly limited -- especially when it's made for serious off-roading -- but bear with us for a moment. The iGo Electric Fatbike is a bit different than the electric two-wheelers we've seen before because, for one, well, it's a fatbike .

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