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1 hr ago | KRVN-AM Lexington

Whiskey Particles Stored on ISS Headed for Earth

A Scottish distillery that enlisted the help of astronauts to develop whiskey particles on the International Space Station is now preparing for touchdown.

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Related Topix: Drink, Whiskey, Liquor, Space, NASA

5 hrs ago | Lancashire Telegraph

Tributes for Blackburn poet who died after realising lifelong dream

Bill Austin, of Bute Road, Shadsworth, overcame arthritis to publish 'If You Don't Like Poetry Read This' with the help of his neighbour Amanda Chinery.

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Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, Inventions

Fri Aug 29, 2014

InformationWeek

Re: How do you kill it?

But the law doesn't spell that out so Google, for example, could implement it in a variety of ways.

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Related Topix: iCloud, Find My iPhone, iPod touchiPad App, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone

Silicon Alley Insider

Police Officer Will Not Be Charged In Killing Of Napster Executive

Los Angeles sheriff's deputy Andrew Wood will not be charged for fatally running over former Napster COO Milton Olin Jr. in his patrol car while the officer was typing a message into his computer.

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Related Topix: Startups, Napster, Calabasas, CA, P2P

NewsOK.com

Professor awarded supercomputer grant

A University of Central Oklahoma professor of engineering and physics has been awarded a $304,745 research grant from the National Science Foundation to fund a cluster supercomputer.

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Related Topix: High Performance Computing, University of Central Oklahoma

KTVN Reno

Obama cautions against using force to solve crises

Broke and down on his luck, Billy Joe Hurley turned to the only way he knew how to make a living: poaching ginseng.

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Related Topix: Inventions

The Fresno Bee

Chinese e-commerce rivals challenge Alibaba

The three companies said they will integrate online and offline selling, with e-commerce services in Wanda's 107 shopping malls, as well as its hotels and resorts.

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Related Topix: Internet, Alibaba, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Baidu

The London Free Press

Google tests airborne drones to deliver goods

SAN FRANCISCO Google Inc is developing airborne drones capable of flying on their own and delivering anything from candy to medicine, the Internet company said on Thursday.

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Related Topix: WebMD, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Amazon, Internet

Thu Aug 28, 2014

SFGate

Term Of The Day: 'Google Dorking'

And now the Feds have issued a warning to U.S. businesses to be on the lookout for Google Dorking activity as a sign of hackers.

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Related Topix: Computer Security

This Is Lancashire

Some 48% of school children take a mobile phone to school, the uSwitch survey showed

More than a quarter of parents plan to spend an average of A 329 per family on gadgets for their children ahead of the new school year, a survey has found.

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Related Topix: CPU

KXLY-TV Spokane

Massive bank hack: What you need to know

Some of the biggest banks -- including JPMorgan Chase -- were recently hacked. The attackers used never-before-seen malware to break into the banks' computer systems, according to someone with direct knowledge of the investigation.

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Related Topix: Computer Security

KIMA

Visual search to shop: gimmick or game changing?

Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them.

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Related Topix: Internet, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

WVEC-TV Norfolk

Rocket launch from Wallops Island tests new tech

NASA says a Black Brant IX suborbital rocket was launched at 5 a.m. Thursday from the agency's Wallops Island Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

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Related Topix: Wallops Island, VA, NASA

CBS Atlanta

Feds allow logging after huge California wildfire

At HeatSync Labs, the tables are littered with computer chips, pens, pads and tools while the room is abuzz with the chatter of would-be inventors hoping to change the world - or just make cool things.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Inventions, Air Accidents, Violent Crime

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Washington Examiner

NASA's new giant rocket system passes milestone

NASA says its new giant rocket system passed an internal milestone Wednesday, but the first test launch got pushed back a year to 2018.

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Related Topix: NASA, Space

SiliconValley.com

Alibaba sales surge whets appetite for IPO

Alibaba's quarterly revenue growth is surging again, a development that should help the Chinese e-commerce company sell its shares in what could become the technology industry's most lucrative IPO.

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Related Topix: Alibaba, Internet, World News, China

The New Zealand Herald

Apple loses bid to block Samsung phone sales

A federal judge has rejected Apple's attempt to block the sale of several older Samsung smartphones that copied features in the iPhone.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups

Brandon Sun

Reports: FBI probes JPMorgan hacking attack

The FBI is investigating a hacking attack on JPMorgan Chase and at least one other bank, according to reports citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter.

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Related Topix: Banking, JP Morgan Chase , Jefferson Pilot Corporation, Insurance, Computer Security

Click Orlando

Airplane scuffle spurs Knee Defender sales

Ira Goldman, the inventor of a pair of clips called "Knee Defender," says the website that sells the product has been overwhelmed since reports of the fight on the Newark-Denver flight surfaced.

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Related Topix: Inventions, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

Click Orlando

Apple may unveil iWatch on September 9 -- report

Influential tech new site Re/code reported Wednesday that Apple may unveil a wearable device next month at the same event where it is expected to debut the iPhone 6. It seems likely that such wearable device would be a watch since Apple was granted a patent for a smartwatch back in July.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, iPhone, Ipad

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