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BBC NewsSamsung has announced a new smartphone with a metal frame that is smaller and thinner than its flagship model. The South Korean company describes the Galaxy Alpha as representing a “new design approach”. The firm has previously been criticised for …Samsung Galaxy Alpha price, release date and specsInquirerWith Its Back to the Wall, Samsung...

Daily Report: As Social Media Studies Proliferate, Experts Weigh Ethics GuidelinesNew York Times (blog)Professor Hancock was a co-author of the Facebook study in which the social network quietly manipulated the news feeds of nearly 700,000 people to learn how the changes affected their emotions. When the research was published in June, the outrage was … and...

Four Finder timesavers every smart Mac user should knowMacworldFor some users, “organizing files” in the Finder begins and ends with creating folders and moving files into them. But there are a bunch of other things you can do to manage your files in OS X that, whatever your workflow, will make things way easier. …read more Source: MacWorld News From...

Business StandardA new research has developed a model that defines how geckos, spiders and some insects move, cling to ceilings, and defy gravity without any efforts. The research conducted by the Oregon State University showed that there was a amazing mechanism in …Decoded: How geckos cling to ceilingsZee NewsGeckos control toe hairs to be sticky or not, inspiring...

Suicide contagion and social media: The dangers of sharing ‘Genie, you’re free’Washington PostOn Monday night, as fans around the world began to grieve Robin Williams’s death, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences — best known, in many circles, as the people behind the Oscars — sent out what may be the iconic social media image...

BBC NewsA mathematician of Indian-origin has won the prestigious Fields Medal, known as the ‘Nobel Prize for mathematics’. Manjul Bhargava, a Canadian-American professor of mathematics at Princeton University, was among four winners of the celebrated award.Iranian Stanford professor first woman to win top maths prizeTelegraph.co.ukMaryam Mirzakhani From...

VentureBeatEarly this morning, ridesharing startup Lyft made a severe (yet unsurprising) claim: that Uber employees have requested and canceled as many as 5,560 rides over the past 10 months in order to sabotage Lyft. The claim shouldn’t shock anyone; it mirrors a … and more …read more Source: Tech News From Google ...

Complex.comEminem has withstood the test of time, finding wild success in music for nearly two decades. His run as one of the most lively performers remains equally impressive. His dark humor and stunning public antics quickly amassed a cult-like core fan base … …read more Source: YouTube News Feed From Google News ...

CNNBeijing (CNN) — San Francisco-based TechCrunch brought a taste of Silicon Valley to Beijing this week, with more than 50 startups showcasing their innovations to tech fans and investors at a two-day event in the Chinese capital. The conference … …read more Source: Startups News From Google News ...

California man admits killing familyHonolulu Star-AdvertiserGOLETA, Calif. » A man stabbed to death his elderly father, then killed his two young sons, his mother and finally the family dog. He then calmly called police to the home on California’s Central Coast and told detectives the killings were his destiny … and more …read more Source:...

Economic TimesAnother relatively new name is Bangalore-based big data analytics startup Vizury. Last year, it went to two BITS Pilani University campuses with seven offers. The startup, which in June saw a third round of funding totaling $16 million from new and … and more …read more Source: Startups News From Google News ...

DeKalb Daily ChronicleThe substitute teacher said she now feels she can better protect herself because she regularly attends a women’s kickboxing class at United Elite Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness, 1600 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. “There are things I can do now, like hang … and more …read more Source: Women Fitness News By Google News ...

Manteca BulletinCUPERTINO (AP) — Apple primarily relies on white and Asian men for its top-paying technology jobs, feeding the perception that Silicon Valley’s economic boom is largely excluding women, blacks and Hispanics. A breakdown released Tuesday by Apple …Apple diversity report: ‘Making progress,’ but a long way to goContra Costa TimesApple...

CNETThese showers are so stunning that Google even dedicated an animated Doodle to the celestial show. by Dara Kerr · @darakerr; August 12, 2014 7:30 PM PDT. comments. 0. facebook. twitter. linkedin. googleplus. more. more +. email. tumblr. stumble.Perseid meteor shower peaks Tuesday night: How and when to watch this rare …Tech TimesPerseid Meteor Shower May...

RTSo young African-Americans took to Twitter and Tumblr and other social media, posting contrasting pictures of themselves ‒ a wholesome image of themselves in a military uniform, for instance, juxtaposed with a more tawdry one, such as holding up their …When a picture’s worth the wrong 1000 wordsNEWS.com.au (blog)Social media protests stereotypes of black...

Sony reveals 2.0 upgrade coming to PS4 with Share Play and YouTube uploadsEngadgetAt its Gamescom press conference, Sony has just announced its big upcoming software update for the PS4. System update 2.0 will bring the PlayStation Now-powered “Share Play” feature that lets your friends join in from anywhere to play together or take … …read...

Re/codePeter Kafka: You’ve been running YouTube for six months. What have you been working on? Susan Wojcicki: When I first got here, I really wanted to spend time to learn and to listen. I wanted to understand the ecosystem. One of the things that I really … …read more Source: YouTube News Feed From Google News ...

BBC NewsAn Iranian-born mathematician has become the first ever female winner of the celebrated Fields Medal. In a landmark hailed as “long overdue”, Prof Maryam Mirzakhani was recognised for her work on complex geometry. Four of the medals will be presented …Top Math Prize Has Its First Female WinnerNew York TimesTop Mathemathics Prize Awarded to...

The Water Challenge for New Orleans area environmental startups is moving to …The Times-Picayune – NOLA.comThe Propeller social entrepreneurship incubator in Broadmoor now will house the effort, and it will include a mentorship program leading up to the final event in March. The Idea Village startup support network, which produces Entrepreneur Week … ...

On Twitter, Mourning Is CollectiveNew York TimesNews feeds on social media sites were transformed into highlight reels from his stand-up routines, his Academy Award acceptance speech, his performances in films like “Good Morning, Vietnam” and “Good Will Hunting.” Mindy Kaling wrote on Twitter that …Suicide contagion and social media: The dangers of sharing...

#Fatkini body awareness campaign floods social mediaNew York PostTo heck with counting calories and logging endless hours at the gym — thousands of plus-size women are accepting their bodies as is. In the face of constant scrutiny on social media, a new campaign has taken shape to promote positive body images. …read more Source: Social Media News Feed...

Christian Science MonitorApple’s diversity data reflects that, as with other tech companies, its employee make-up is overwhelmingly white and male. By Jacob Axelrad, Staff Writer August 12, 2014. close. The Apple logo is illuminated in the entrance to the Fifth Avenue Apple store in …What Apple Is Doing About Lack of Diversity in the WorkplaceABC NewsApple...

ESPN (blog)Every time he lined up during the Philadelphia Eagles’ joint practice with the New England Patriots Tuesday, Darrelle Revis was right across the line of scrimmage from him. “He was on my side the whole time,” Maclin said. “We had some pretty good …Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp Updates from New England (8/12/14)Bleeding Green NationPhiladelphia...

Pawn Startups See Continued Growth, Even as Economy ImprovesFox BusinessPawning off your valuables may seem like an option of last resort when times get tough. But even as the economy improves, high-end pawn startups say business is better than ever. On Tuesday, U.K.-based startup Borro, which has had a location in New … and more …read more Source:...

GameSpotAlso coming in the 2.0 update is a dedicated YouTube app, real-time activity feeds in the What’s New section, and more that’s still to be announced. The 2.0 update is scheduled for release sometime this fall. Original Story: During its Gamescom press …gamescom 2014: PS4 Update 2.00 to Add “Share Play,” YouTube Uploads and …PlayStation...

Buffalo tech firm sets up program to advise local startupsBuffalo NewsExecutives with Algonquin Studios are inviting high-tech startups to set up shop in the company’s offices and draw on the expertise and experience of company officials to put business ideas on a fast track to figure out whether the ideas have potential. …read more Source: Startups...

Honolulu consumers smarter at debt, says NerdWalletPacific Business News (Honolulu)Honolulu residents carried an average consumer debt, excluding mortgages, of $25,812, which is 36.1 percent of the Honolulu median household income, according to San Francisco-based NerdWaller. Residents also had an average VantageScore, or credit … and more …read more Source:...

Use Any Smartphone To Remotely Control YouTube On A ComputerLifehacker AustraliaJust go to www.youtube.com/tv on your computer and press “S” to bring up the search menu. You’ll get a prompt to pair your PC with your smartphone by going to www.youtube.com/pair from your handset and typing the code provided. And that’s it — you’re … and...

fox4kc.com(CNN) — The photo from Ferguson, Missouri, that stopped me in my tracks was taken by a local educator. One man was on his knees, arms outstretched to prove to the police that he had no weapon. The other man was still standing, but had his hands up in …When a picture’s worth the wrong 1000 wordsNEWS.com.au all 85 news articles …read...

Apple celebrates diversity on its website while admitting it needs to do moreMacworldIn recent months, Apple has dedicated several new sections of its website to ads and causes the company is passionate about. The latest, unveiled Tuesday, centers around the company’s diversity and inclusion policy. Apple created a new video for the … and more …read...

PC MagazineApple’s workforce is 70 percent male and 30 percent female. About 55 percent are white. “I’m not satisfied,” Cook says. 0shares. Apple Diversity Stats. Apple is the latest tech giant to release diversity stats, and it appears that Cupertino has a lot in common …Apple Says US Workforce is 70% MaleWall Street JournalApple CEO Tim...

ERDOĞAN HAS HISTORIC OPPORTUNITY TO FURTHER MOVE TURKEY …Daily SabahWASHINGTON, D.C. – President Barack Obama today congratulated Prime Minister Erdoğan on his election as the 12th President of Turkey, praising Erdoğan’s speech on Sunday and noting that as Erdoğan has an historic opportunity to further move Turkey … and more …read...

GameSpotDuring Sony’s Gamescom briefing today, the company announced that the PlayStation 4 has now sold 10 million units. That’s 10 million consoles sold through to consumers, not shipped, Sony’s Jim Ryan pointed out. This is up from the 7 million units sold as …Sony sells more than 10 million PlayStation 4 consolesReutersPlayStation 4 sales...

Fox 59(Aug. 12, 2014) – Everyday choices have a major impact on your health—no matter how old you are. That’s the message from a new PSA posted by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. The sobering video starts with an overweight man in the hospital. …read more Source: YouTube News Feed From Google News ...

The Redskins now have their own YouTube video about the team nameWashington Post (blog)In the lead-up to last winter’s Super Bowl, the National Congress of American Indians released a YouTube video urging Washington to change the name of its NFL franchise. Set to a catchy instrumental, and featuring images of many Native Americans, the … …read...

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