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Researcher who exploits bug in Starbucks gift cards gets rebuke, not love
Sun, 24 May 2015 08:00 - Plenty of poor manners to go around in fraudulent $1.70 purchase.
DARPA laser research boosts airborne death rays, tiny laser scanners
Fri, 22 May 2015 13:38 - LADAR-on-a-chip could bring 3D optic scanning to robots, drones, cars; HELLADS makes things go boom.
Microsoft was Salesforce.com’s $55 billion suitor, but talks are off
Fri, 22 May 2015 13:12 - Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff wanted $70 billion.
Here’s the German organ made from 49 floppy disk drives
Fri, 22 May 2015 10:05 - It's amazing what you can do with 49 old floppy drives and an Arduino Uno.
Google Fiber’s botched software update locks out users, disables Wi-Fi
Fri, 22 May 2015 10:00 - Customers report Wi-Fi outage of over 24 hours. Ethernet still works, though.
British poo-powered bus sets speed record
Fri, 22 May 2015 09:57 - "It sounded like a Vulcan bomber."
Database of 4 million Adult Friend Finder users leaked for all to see
Fri, 22 May 2015 09:00 - Casual dating service was breached more than a month ago.

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BBC News - Home

PM and EC president hold reform talks
Mon, 25 May 2015 16:17 - Prime Minister David Cameron tells European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker "British people are not happy with the status quo" in Europe.
Deadly tornado strikes Mexican city
Mon, 25 May 2015 20:48 - At least 13 people die as a tornado strikes Mexico's Ciudad Acuna, with flooding over the border in Texas leaving three dead and 12 missing.
Triple murder suspect found dead
Mon, 25 May 2015 14:54 - Detectives looking for a man suspected of killing his sister, his mother and her partner have discovered his body in a wooded area in Oxford.
NI leader has suspected heart attack
Mon, 25 May 2015 13:46 - Northern Ireland's first minister Peter Robinson is admitted to hospital with a suspected heart attack.
'Sort it' business secretary tells O2
Mon, 25 May 2015 13:43 - Business secretary Sajid Javid has told phone provider O2 to "sort it out" after complaints about users losing signals on their mobiles.
Sturgeon to outline economic plans
Mon, 25 May 2015 17:18 - The Scottish first minister is to make her first major economic speech since the general election when she visits a football stadium.
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Lifehacker

There are only two ways you should see the country by wheeled vehicle: buy a convertible and take as
Mon, 25 May 2015 15:00 -

There are only two ways you should see the country by wheeled vehicle: buy a convertible and take as few of your possessions as possible , or, the other way, take a bathroom, a kitchen, and all the comforts of home with you. Here’s how to do the latter without breaking the bank or breaking your mind. [Jalopnik ]

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Turn Your Favorite Snack Food into Seasoning with a Spice Grinder
Mon, 25 May 2015 13:00 -

Add an extra punch of flavor to dishes by grinding up tasty Doritos or Cheetos. Doritos dusted popcorn is so much better than regular popcorn.

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The Best Memorial Day Deals: Dress Your Kitchen in All-Clad, and More
Mon, 25 May 2015 10:21 -

So what exactly makes these so much better than the cheap pots and pans you bought in college? The secret is their three-layer construction that sandwiches a layer of fast-heating aluminum inside two layers of layer of durable and heat-retaining stainless steel. That means your pans get hot fast, stay hot longer, and distribute heat very evenly. If you find yourself reading Skillet or Foodspin with any regularity, you’ll love these. [Emeril by All-Clad Tri-Ply 12-Pc Stainless Cookware Set, $155]

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Beware of Ticks: Lyme Disease May Be More Common This Year
Mon, 25 May 2015 06:00 -

This year may be a bad one for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. One group of parasitologists is predicting “higher than usual threat” in areas where Lyme is already common, and the disease continues to gain territory every year (as the CDC maps above show).

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Build a DIY Mudroom Bench Seat with Secret Storage
Mon, 25 May 2015 06:00 -

Mudrooms are great for storing coats, boots, and other stuff right by the door, but they aren’t exactly furniture-friendly. This creates a great opportunity test your woodworking skills and build a custom fit shoe bench that makes use of the entire space.

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CNET News

Apple's Jony Ive promoted to chief design officer
Mon, 25 May 2015 20:41 - Ive will focus on designing retail stores and the company's new campus, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced in a company memo.







Charter reportedly near deal to buy Time Warner Cable
Mon, 25 May 2015 19:47 - Charter is courting Time Warner Cable again, this time offering $55 billion in cash and stock, according to the Wall Street Journal.







Amazon changes Europe tax practices amid ongoing probe
Mon, 25 May 2015 19:40 - The online retail giant will cease funnelling sales through low-tax Luxembourg, a strategy seen as a tax-avoidance effort.







oneBoard to rule them all? This smart keyboard PC runs Windows or Android
Mon, 25 May 2015 18:45 - This very clever PC-in-a-keyboard plugs into almost any screen, and it's vying for attention at CES Asia in Shanghai.







Sooall Next DNA eBike turns calories into battery life
Mon, 25 May 2015 18:03 - China's Sooall gives exercise an eco edge, letting you charge your batteries while you pedal away.







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AP Top Technology News At 6:45 p.m. EDT

Charter nears deal for Time Warner Cable
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - Charter Communications Inc. is close to buying Time Warner Cable for about $55 billion, according to two people familiar with the negotiations....
Latest in food-track tech: Swipe a code, meet your fisherman
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- After eyeing a piece of haddock on the supermarket counter, a customer scans a code and finds out the fish was caught in the waters of Georges Bank and learns the name of the fishing boat - and maybe even sees a picture of the smiling, rain-slickened fisherman who reeled it in. Welcome to the future of buying New England seafood....
United Arab Emirates launches national space agency strategy
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The United Arab Emirates on Monday laid out a strategic framework for a newly created space agency that aims to integrate various arms of the Gulf federation's burgeoning space industry....
Adult dating site investigating breach of user data
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) -- The operator of a popular adult dating website said Friday it's investigating a data security breach following reports that hackers stole names, email addresses and information about the sexual orientation or habits of up to 4 million members....
After a decade online, YouTube is redefining celebrity
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's a meet-and-greet worthy of an A-list star....

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AP Top Headlines At 11:04 p.m. EDT

Brides for sale: European women lured for sham marriages
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - LONDON (AP) -- Klara Balogova was 18, penniless and heavily pregnant when she rode thousands of miles from Slovakia to England to marry a man she had never met....
Rohingya seek better life in Malaysia, but reality is stark
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia has been a sort of promised land for Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar. The tens of thousands who endured perilous journeys to get here find more work opportunities than in Indonesia and a more Muslim-friendly environment than in Thailand....
10 Things to Know for Tuesday
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:...
Malaysia: Human traffickers' camps had 139 suspected graves
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - WANG KELIAN, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian authorities say a cluster of abandoned jungle camps used by human traffickers contained 139 suspected graves as well as barbed-wire pens likely used to cage migrants, shedding more light on a regional trade that preyed on some of Southeast Asia's most desperate people....
AP source: Cleveland reaches deal with Justice on policing
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The city of Cleveland has reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over a pattern of excessive force and civil rights violations by the police department, and the agreement could be announced as soon as Tuesday, a senior federal law enforcement official said....

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ABC News: Top Stories

Death Toll Climbs as Plains Brace for More Floods, Storms
Mon, 25 May 2015 20:23 - Tornadoes rip border town, Texas; floods sweep away homes, bridges.
The Story Behind the Memorial Day Wedding Photo Gone Viral
Mon, 25 May 2015 18:38 - A remarkable photo exemplifies the Memorial Day spirit.
Cops Say No Homicide Investigation in B.B. King's Death
Mon, 25 May 2015 20:45 - Blues legend's daughters accused his two closest aides of poisoning him.
Fighter Jets Scramble Following at Least 6 Threats to Planes
Mon, 25 May 2015 20:28 - Several planes had to be escorted to remote areas at JFK Airport.
Cleveland Settlement With Justice Department Over 'Excessive Force'
Mon, 25 May 2015 20:27 - The city of Cleveland, Ohio, has reached a settlement with the Justice Department over the use of "excessive force" by its police department, The New York Times reports.
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