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Data analysis of GitHub contributions reveals unexpected gender bias
Thu, 11 February 2016 05:30 - Women's contributions to open source are more likely to be accepted than men's.
New report contends mandatory crypto backdoors would be futile
Thu, 11 February 2016 05:00 - With two-thirds of crypto developed abroad, crooks have plenty of non-US alternatives.
1,500 Windows 3.1 shareware apps are now free, immortalized on your browser
Wed, 10 February 2016 21:55 - Warp back to 1992 with Ross Perot, Saddam Hussein, hundreds of shareware nag notices.
Moore’s law really is dead this time
Wed, 10 February 2016 18:22 - The chip industry is no longer going to treat Gordon Moore's law as the target to aim for.
Android app helps Iranians avoid morality police checkpoints
Wed, 10 February 2016 10:24 - Gershad crowdsources intelligence on routes around potential public humiliation.
The ins and outs of planning and building your own home NAS
Wed, 10 February 2016 07:30 - Come in knowing what you need and want, and you'll have lots of flexibility.
Gmail to warn you if your friends aren’t using secure e-mail
Wed, 10 February 2016 06:48 - Messages coming to or from non-encrypted sources will be flagged by Google.

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BBC News - Home

We will fight contract imposition - BMA
Thu, 11 February 2016 05:51 - Junior doctor leaders have promised to fight on after the government in England announced it will impose a new contract on the profession.
Nato steps into Aegean migrant crisis
Thu, 11 February 2016 06:24 - Nato is sending ships to the Aegean Sea to deter people-smugglers taking migrants from Turkey to Greece, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says.
Star Wars prosecuted over Ford injury
Thu, 11 February 2016 07:02 - The production company behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens is being prosecuted over the incident which left Harrison Ford with a broken leg.
Google defends UK tax arrangements
Thu, 11 February 2016 06:59 - Google's UK chief defends the search giant's tax arrangements in a hearing before MPs on the Commons Public Accounts Committee.
Six children killed in France bus crash
Thu, 11 February 2016 03:48 - Officials in western France say six school pupils have been killed in a collision involving a bus in Rochefort.
'Update' due on gravitational waves
Thu, 11 February 2016 06:18 - Anticipation builds ahead of an announcement from an international effort to detect ripples in space-time, called gravitational waves.
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Lifehacker

Safest Ways to Reheat Leftovers and Avoid Food Poisoning
Thu, 11 February 2016 07:00 -

The microwave is everyone’s go-to when it comes to reheating the previous night’s meatloaf, but you should take extra care to make sure those leftovers are safe enough to be today’s lunch. Here’s how.

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Cook Perfect Meats Every Time With This Discounted Sous Vide Circulator
Thu, 11 February 2016 06:30 -

Today only, Amazon’s offering the Bluetooth model of Anova’s excellent Sous Vide immersion circulator for $139, or $40 less than usual. Sous Vide was already the easiest way to cook food perfectly, and this model makes it even simpler by putting every recipe you need on a mobile app. [Anova Bluetooth Sous-Vide Immersion Circulator, $139]

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How Big of a Financial Emergency Are You Prepared to Handle?
Thu, 11 February 2016 06:30 -

While emergency funds can be a little controversial , it’s generally good if you’re prepared for the next unexpected financial event. Except, a lot of Americans probably aren’t.

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VPNify Shows You the Fastest VPNs in Your Area, Is Like SpeedTest for VPNs
Thu, 11 February 2016 06:00 -

Web: Choosing the right VPN goes deeper than finding someone trustworthy and privacy-focused —you need a provider that can offer decent speeds too, and VPNify can help you find the right one for you. The service tests multiple providers in locations around the world, and shows you the speed you’ll get with each.

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How Giving Up Sugar For Lent Affects Your Brain
Thu, 11 February 2016 05:30 -

Lent began yesterday. If you’re Catholic, or just like to challenge yourself to abstain from something once a year, you might be giving up sugar for the next 40 days. Here’s how that might affect your brain.

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CNET News

​I used my eyes to control virtual reality, and someday you will too - CNET
Thu, 11 February 2016 07:00 - The next wave of AR and VR headsets, and especially smartglasses, could get a lot better with eye tracking. Eyefluence convinced me.









This crazy military meat tech could change how you eat (pictures) - CNET
Thu, 11 February 2016 07:00 - The US Army's new everlasting meat will soon be on your dinner plate, too. And if that doesn't tempt you, how about a "forever pizza"?









Nextbit's cloud-savvy Robin phone is set to fly. Good luck catching one - CNET
Thu, 11 February 2016 06:51 - The Kickstarter darling, which boasts a phone with massive cloud storage, will launch its online store next Friday with just 3,000 to 6,000 phones in stock.









Ford and Bridj team up to bring a new type of mobility to Kansas City - Roadshow
Wed, 10 February 2016 22:01 - Ride KC: Bridj will mark the first public-private partnership between a US transit agency and an automaker.









Your refusal to join Twitter is taking a toll - CNET
Wed, 10 February 2016 21:22 - Though it's popular with an in crowd of entertainers, politicos and hipsters, the microblogging service is having a hard time getting regular people to join. That's a problem, a big problem.









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AP Top Technology News at 9:26 a.m. EST

Congress likely to give final OK to local Internet tax ban
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- State and local governments would be permanently barred from taxing access to the Internet under a bipartisan compromise that Congress is a step away from sending to President Barack Obama....
Fantasy sports companies defend embattled industry
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - BOSTON (AP) -- Daily fantasy sports companies say their industry remains viable despite a rocky start to 2016....
Head of Google in Europe grilled by UK tax authorities
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - LONDON (AP) -- A British parliamentary committee has grilled Google's head of European operations, questioning in blunt terms whether the Internet giant had paid its fair share of taxes....
Nokia says quarterly profit rose but cautions on outlook
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - HELSINKI (AP) -- Nokia saw fourth quarter profit grow more than 50 percent to 498 million euros ($560 million) on a slight increase in sales, but the telecom networks company cautioned it would face some "market headwinds," especially in China....
Disappearing act: Twitter reports flatlining user growth
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Twitter set out to build a virtual town square bustling with billions of people. But it's starting to look more like a novelty stand as the masses flock to other services that strike a more personal chord....

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AP Top News at 9:41 a.m. EST

N. Korea orders military takeover of inter-Korean factories
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - PAJU, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea on Thursday ordered a military takeover of a factory park that had been the last major symbol of cooperation with South Korea, calling Seoul's earlier suspension of operations at the jointly run facility as punishment for the North's recent rocket launch a "dangerous declaration of war."...
Analysis: Understanding tensions behind Koreas' factory park
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - TOKYO (AP) -- North Korea reacted quickly and sternly Thursday to South Korea's announcement it will suspend operations at a jointly run factory complex just north of the Demilitarized Zone that is the last major cooperative project between the two countries. It's always difficult to gauge the true intentions of Pyongyang's secretive ruling regime, but here's a look at what it might mean....
10 Things to Know for Today
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
Fire breaks out at northern Mexico prison; deaths reported
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) -- A fire and riot broke out Thursday at a prison in northern Mexico, and local media said numerous inmates appeared to have died....
Occupiers at Oregon refuge say they'll turn themselves in
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - BURNS, Ore. (AP) -- The last four armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon said they would turn themselves in Thursday morning after law officers surrounded them in a tense standoff....

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ABC News: Top Stories

Oregon Occupiers Will Turn Themselves in to FBI Thursday
Thu, 11 February 2016 04:23 - The standoff is in its 40th day.
Unabomber's Family Recalls Turning Him in to FBI
Thu, 11 February 2016 07:18 - Linda Patrik first suspected her brother-in-law was involved after reading the Unabomber's writing.
Sanders Believes Bill Clinton Has Hit Below the Belt
Thu, 11 February 2016 06:52 - "I felt that President Clinton said things that were just not accurate."
Applications for US Jobless Aid Fell Sharply Last Week
Thu, 11 February 2016 06:39 - Weekly applications for US unemployment benefits fall to 269,000, a positive sign for hiring
North Dakota Man Allegedly Fires at Police, 1 Officer Has Life-Threatening Injuries
Thu, 11 February 2016 06:37 - Officers responded to a call about a domestic dispute.
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