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2 hrs ago | Fast Company
Next Generation Identifier, which took three years to develop , replaces the bureau's fingerprint identification system and adds two services: Rap Back lets authorities receive notifications of criminal history for individuals holding certain positions of trust , and the Interstate Photo System facial recognition system lets law enforcement officials perform image searches for criminals. Next Generation Identifier is estimated to process 55,000 photos daily and is on track to include 52 million images of faces by 2015.
4 hrs ago | CIO
On Friday, the company asked the Federal Communications Commission for permission to use two blocks of frequencies for the tests, which are scheduled to last about six months and begin in October. They will be conducted above an area of more than 1,400 square kilometers in the center of New Mexico to the east of Albuquerque.
6 hrs ago | SFGate
U.S. stocks are mostly lower at midday as investors wait for the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting that starts on Tuesday. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 12 points, or 0.1 percent, to 16,999 as of noon Eastern time Monday.
7 hrs ago | The Washington Post
A crowd assembled under gray skies and drizzle this weekend to remember a man none of them had ever met but whose contributions to American culture resonate through 20th-century history- and whose ashes had been stored for decades in a container the size of a coffee can. Sixty years after his death, on what would have been his 129th birthday, Alain Locke's strange posthumous journey came to an end Saturday at Congressional Cemetery.
9 hrs ago | LA Daily News
The technology company said it will buy Stockholm-based game maker Mojang. Minecraft, which lets users build in and explore a virtual world, has been downloaded 100 million times on PC alone since its launch in 2009.
10 hrs ago | Ananova
Samsung has demanded an investigation after it accused senior executives at LG Electronics of deliberately "destroying" high-end washing machines at stores in Germany. The company claims its rival vandalised machines in Berlin, with one of the alleged incidents taking place before the massive IFA consumer electronics show earlier this month.
12 hrs ago | SFGate
In a statement issued late Sunday night, the Dutch brewer said the Heineken family informed SABMiller it intends "to preserve the heritage and identity of Heineken as an independent company." Heineken is the world's third largest brewer while SABMiller, producer of brands including Miller Genuine Draft and Grolsch, is the second largest.
"Living in Death Valley, I saw a need for a more efficient way to keep canned and bottled beverages, like soda or beer, cold," said an inventor from Laurinburg, N.C. "I did not want to have to lug around an ice chest wherever I went, so I came up with a better idea." He developed the KOOL IT to keep a beverage cool without the need for ice.
The company aims to raise USD 100 million towards this effort over the next two years. iYogi has built a crowd sourcing platform http://www.bridgetokashmir.com to support the initiative.
Isidoro Alvarez , the head of Spain's El Corte Ingles department store chain who turned the company into an international business with an annual turnover of around 14 billion euros , has died. He was 79. Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos expressed his regret at Alvarez's death in Madrid on Sunday, describing him in a statement as "one of our country's greatest entrepreneurs."
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A 700 million-year-old metaquartzite and brass boulder is on display at the valet entrance at the new Delano Las Vegas on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron late Saturday appeared to confirm the execution of British aid worker David Haines by the extremist group Islamic State , calling it an "act of pure evil" and vowing justice. The murder of David Haines is an act of pure evil.
"There is a growing need for accountability in food/health safety to protect consumers from food related illness," said one of two inventors, from Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. "We thought there needed to be an easier, more convenient way to take and record food temperatures in a commercial kitchen."
Dividend-rich utility stocks led the losses, and the index slipped 11 points, or 0.6 percent, to 1,985 Friday. The S&P 500 fell 1.1 percent for the week.
On Tuesday, the company announced Apple Pay, a digital payment system that lets people pay for retail store purchases using their phones rather than cash or credit cards. The service, which will work both with iPhones and Apple's new Watch, is backed by a host of big retailers, along with most major banks and credit card issuers, including Visa, MasterCard and American Express.
Airbnb rentals in the company's home city of San Francisco have never exactly been legal. Local law - as is the case in many cities - technically bans residents from renting out private homes for less than 30 days, a time window where the practice starts to look less like subletting and a lot more like running a hotel.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 03:44 pm
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