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Exclusive: Apple's Health Tech Takes Early Lead Among Top Hospitals

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Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) healthcare technology is spreading quickly among major U.S. hospitals, showing early promise as a way for doctors to monitor patients remotely and lower costs. Fourteen of 23 top hospitals contacted by Reuters said they have rolled out a pilot program of Apple's HealthKit service - which acts as...

Astrophysics Student Wants To Be The First Woman To Give Birth On Mars

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Humans have yet to set foot on Mars, but one British woman already wants to be the first to give birth on the red planet. Maggie Lieu, 24, is an astrophysics Ph. D. candidate at Birmingham University. She is also one of 600 people being considered for the Mars One project,...

Samsung's Galaxy S6 Coming Out March 1

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Samsung has sent out invitations for a March 1 "Unpacked" event, at which it is widely expected to unveil its new Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone. The wildly popular Galaxy S has been the flagship for Samsung's smartphone lineup for six years. But as competition has increased, the Galaxy S's stranglehold on the...

 

Nigeria, World Fastest Growing Telecommunications Country Says NCC

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The Nigerian Communication Commission on Wednesday said that telephone subscribers base which was less than  500,000 in 2,000 has leaped to over 136 million fixed and mobile lines by November 2014. Mrs. Josephine Amuwa who is the Director, Policy Competition and Economic Analysis of the NCC stated this during the donation of 77 titles of...

Google Disabled 524m 'Bad Ads' And Banned 214k Advertisers In 2014

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Google banned more than 214,000 individuals and companies from its online ads network in 2014, as it continued to crack down on "bad actors" in the web advertising world. The company revealed the figure in a blogpost highlighting its efforts to keep its network as free as possible from malware, scams and...

Instagram Introduces Infinitely Looping Video

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An Instagram update has brought infinitely looping video to its platform, following in the footsteps of competitor Vine. The new feature, introduced in a software update, also removes the ability to pause video, instead letting users tap videos to turn sound on and off. Unlike Vine, the sound defaults to off on any...

iPhones Sales Overtakes Android First Time In 3 Years

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Apple’s record-breaking quarterly profit of $18 billion has been loudly attributed to growth in China, but new market research highlights that the iPhone has been steaming ahead just about everywhere else, including the United States. Sales of Apple’s iPhones overtook Android devices for the first time in three years according to sales data from Kantar...

Hackers Posing As Women Steal Syrian Rebels' Intel

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Hackers targeted Syrian opposition members with online ‘honey traps,’ posing as female supporters to steal battle plans and the identity of defectors, a security firm said on Monday. A report produced by US cybersecurity firm FireEye describes how the hacking operations in late 2013 and early 2014 targeted Syrian opposition fighters,...

Apple To Invest $2 Billion To Convert Sapphire Plant To Data Center

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Apple Inc said it plans to invest $2 billion to convert a failed sapphire glass plant in Arizona into a data center. Apple teamed up with GT Advanced Technologies Inc, to set up the plant in Mesa in 2013 to manufacture scratch-resistant sapphire screens for Apple devices. But GT Advanced filed for...

Whatsapp Begins Rolling Out Voice Call Feature To Select Users

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Whatsapp first hinted it would let users make free calls to each other early last year. And it now seems the hugely popular messaging app has started rolling out the feature to a select number of users, according to Dailymail UK report A screenshot, posted to Reddit at the weekend, reveals how...

Boko Haram Twitter Account Shutdown

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Jama'atu AhlisSunnah Lidda'awati Waljahad, popularly known as Boko Haram official Twitter account has been shut down by twitter, less than a week after its opening. The group launched the Twitter handle @ Alurwa Alwuthqa apparently in a new public relations offensive posting video interviews and pictures of child soldiers being trained...

Gold Apple Watches To Be Stored In Safes In Apple Stores

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Much has been said already about how the release of the Apple Watch will be the biggest change in Apple products since the company began selling touchscreen devices. However, Apple's new smartwatch will also bring about a small, albeit interesting change to their retail locations: the installation of safes. Not just small,...

 

New Species Of Long-Necked ‘Dragon’ Dinosaur Discovered In China

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A new species of long-necked dinosaur was discovered by Canadian paleontologists from bones discovered in central China, according to the "Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology." Dubbed the Qijianglong (“dragon of Quijang”), the sauropod has a neck that measures 25 feet long, virtually half of its body length. “As far as I...

Ancient Skull Discovery Offers Evolution Clue

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Part of a skull - thought to be around 55,000 years old and discovered in a cave - holds important clues about human evolution, according to experts. The domed, upper section, which has no face or jaws, was unearthed in the Western Galilee region of northern Israel. Manot Cave was sealed off...

Bill Gates Reveals What Makes Him Feel 'Pretty Stupid'

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Bill Gates is part of the world's elite brain trust but there's still one thing that makes the Microsoft founder feel "stupid." During a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session today, the global philanthropist said his one big regret in life has been not learning a foreign language. "I feel pretty stupid that...

Massive Rigging Exposed On AIT Online Presidential Poll

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Massive rigging of the AIT online presidential poll was exposed by DAAR Communications Plc. Yesterday 28th January as the broadcasting house defended its action in shutting down its www.aitonline.tv website where the poll was being conducted just before midnight Tuesday 27th of January 2015. General Muhammadu Buhari had taken a massive...

Astronomers Discover Ancient Solar System with Five Earth-Sized Planets

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A team of astronomers has discovered a solar system from the dawn of time that contains a star very much like our sun, as well as five planets around the same size as Earth. After studying data from NASA's Kepler spacecraft, the scientific team from the University of Birmingham, announced their...

Google Fiber Coming To Southeastern U.S.

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Google is bringing speedy Internet to 18 cities in four metro areas in the southeastern United States, the latest expansion of its Fiber project. The Internet giant is promising speeds up to one gigabit per second, about 100 times the average U.S. Internet connection, in Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville and Raleigh-Durham, N.C. Having...

 

Nasa Reveals Plans To Send Helicopters To Mars

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Since July 2013, the Curiosity rover has travelled just over 23,300ft (7,100 metres) on the surface of Mars at an average of about 1,310ft (400 metres) per month. But if a new Nasa project comes to fruition, future rovers could carry a small helicopter with them that could cover half a...

Flexible Fibre Implants Treat Your Brain Without Hurting It

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Brain implants are limited right now -- they typically measure just one thing at a time, and their stiff wiring can wreck tissue if the device stays in place for long enough. Neither of those problems will matter if MIT's flexible fiber implant becomes a practical reality, though. The school's researchers have...


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