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Drone maker to add no-fly firmware to prevent future White House buzzing
Wed, 28 January 2015 08:44 - Obama calls for new drone regs after drunken intel employee’s ill-fated drone op.
Bug in ultra secure BlackPhone let attackers decrypt texts, stalk users
Tue, 27 January 2015 22:30 - Silent Circle purges remotely exploitable "type confusion" flaw.
The dream of Windows Phone on tablets is almost coming true
Tue, 27 January 2015 18:30 - Desktopless Windows confirmed—coming to sub-8 inch devices
Drunken spy satellite agency employee crashed drone on White House lawn
Tue, 27 January 2015 15:15 - Off-duty NGA worker piloted friend’s Phantom drone into tree.
Google Fiber confirmed for four new metro areas, 18 cities
Tue, 27 January 2015 12:43 - Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, and Raleigh-Durham get Google's gigabit Internet.
Highly critical “Ghost” allowing code execution affects most Linux systems
Tue, 27 January 2015 12:32 - New bug haunting Linux could spark "a lot of collateral damage on the Internet."
Lack of encryption makes official NFL mobile app a spear phisher’s dream
Tue, 27 January 2015 08:40 - Researchers: Usernames, passwords, and e-mail addresses transmitted in the clear.

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BBC News - Home

Care spend 'cut by fifth in decade'
Wed, 28 January 2015 05:53 - Spending on care for people aged 65 and over has fallen by a fifth in England over the last 10 years, an analysis by the BBC shows.
Israel-Hezbollah clashes kill three
Wed, 28 January 2015 10:30 - Two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish UN peacekeeper are killed as Hezbollah militants trade fire with Israeli forces along the Lebanese border.
Juror doubt at serial killer verdict
Wed, 28 January 2015 10:00 - The foreman of the jury which convicted serial killer nurse Colin Norris tells the BBC he now believes the man is innocent.
Glitter sobs over child abuse images
Wed, 28 January 2015 08:41 - Gary Glitter breaks down in tears as he tries to explain to jurors why he had been in possession of child abuse images.
Peer sorry for 'Auschwitz' comment
Wed, 28 January 2015 08:18 - Ex-Plaid Cymru leader Lord Wigley apologises after comparing the Trident base in Scotland to Auschwitz concentration camp.
Jordan offers IS prisoner swap
Wed, 28 January 2015 10:32 - Jordan offers to free an Iraqi prisoner for a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic State after the group threatens to kill the pilot and another hostage.
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Lifehacker

Laser Printers You'll Love, Highly-Productive Apps, and More Deals
Wed, 28 January 2015 10:45 -

Laser Printers You'll Love, Highly-Productive Apps, and More Deals

We've waxed poetic about Brother laser printers countless times, but if you're still fighting an old Inkjet at your house, you've got two great options to upgrade today.

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This Infographic Shows 50 Salad Ideas for Enjoying All Year Round
Wed, 28 January 2015 10:30 -

Salads are great for sneaking more vegetables into your diet and getting and staying healthy , but, let's face it, sometimes salads are boring. This graphic from Cook Smarts serves up 50 salad combos and dressing ideas to get you out of a salad rut.

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How to Do Your Own Home Energy Audit and Save Money Each Month
Wed, 28 January 2015 10:00 -

How to Do Your Own Home Energy Audit and Save Money Each Month

Wasting energy in your home is like throwing away money. You can spend thousands on heaters, air-conditioning and new windows, but poor insulation and outdated appliances can sap any savings and make for an uncomfortable home. Here's how to perform your own energy audit and save a bit of money.

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Openfolio Compares Your Portfolio With Other Investors'
Wed, 28 January 2015 09:30 -

Openfolio Compares Your Portfolio With Other Investors'

You don't need to keep up with the Joneses, but comparisons can sometimes be useful. Openfolio tracks your investment portfolio and shows you how you're doing compared to different groups of people.

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The Complete Guide to Choosing (or Building) the Perfect Standing Desk
Wed, 28 January 2015 09:00 -

The Complete Guide to Choosing (or Building) the Perfect Standing Desk

Standing desks are popular, but choosing a good one is no easy task. You could go with a motorized, whole desk replacement, or DIY a simple solution. You could even buy an adjustable attachment to go on top of your existing desk. Let's talk about what you may need in a standing desk, what you can get for your budget, and how to choose what's best for your needs.

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CNET News

Phablets to flood smartphone market in coming years -- report
Wed, 28 January 2015 10:42 - Big-screened phones will account for more than 20 percent of mobile devices shipped by 2019, according to Juniper Research.






Dramatic video shows lightning strikes from space
Wed, 28 January 2015 10:35 - Using the Nightpod camera stand aboard the International Space Station, an astronaut captures a series of dramatic lightning strikes as seen from above our clouds.






GoDaddy's puppy-mocking Super Bowl ad in the dog house
Wed, 28 January 2015 10:33 - Technically Incorrect: Laughing at the Budweiser ads that feature cuddly puppies, the traditionally bawdy GoDaddy released a Super Bowl ad this morning. And then: trouble. Big trouble.






Apple beats world record in quarterly profits
Wed, 28 January 2015 10:32 - Boosted by hot iPhone sales, the company tops the $15.9 billion earned by ExxonMobil in the second quarter of 2012, says Standard & Poor's.






NFL star sets selfie-taking world record
Wed, 28 January 2015 10:28 - Technically Incorrect: Arizona Cardinals' Patrick Peterson manages 1,449 selfies in an hour. But how? And why?
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AP Top Technology News At 11:10 a.m. EST

After setting iPhone record, what does Apple do next?
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple CEO Tim Cook says consumer demand for new iPhones has been "staggering" and "hard to comprehend." That helped the company report record-smashing earnings for its latest quarter and primed its stock for a rally Wednesday....
Facebook launching Trending Super Bowl for the big game
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - PHOENIX (AP) -- As Facebook's latest step into sports, the social media giant is launching Trending Super Bowl - a real-time hub for content from Sunday's game between the Patriots and Seahawks....
Record iPhone sales drive blowout quarter for Apple
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple had another blowout quarter thanks to its new plus-sized iPhones, which helped the company smash sales records for the holiday season....
Alibaba spinoff likely to increase scrutiny on Yahoo CEO
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is losing a precious security blanket now that she is spinning off the Internet company's prized stake in China's Alibaba Group....
China criticizes Alibaba in report withheld until after IPO
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese regulators accused e-commerce giant Alibaba of permitting sales of fake goods and hurting consumers in a report that was withheld until now to avoid disrupting the company's U.S. stock market debut....

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AP Top Headlines At 12:50 p.m. EST

Jordan ready to swap inmate for pilot held by Islamic State
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan is willing to swap an Iraqi woman prisoner involved in deadly 2005 hotel bombings for a Jordanian pilot captured in December by extremists from the Islamic State group, a government spokesman said Wednesday....
Lebanese Hezbollah hits Israeli convoy, killing 2 soldiers
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - SHEAR YASHUV, Israel (AP) -- Missiles fired by the Lebanese Hezbollah group struck an Israeli military convoy on Wednesday, killing two soldiers in an apparent retaliation for a deadly airstrike attributed to Israel that killed six Hezbollah fighters in Syria earlier this month....
Lynch defends Obama's immigration policies
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Challenged by Republicans, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch on Wednesday defended President Barack Obama's decision to shelter millions of immigrants from deportation though they live in the country illegally. But she said they have no right to citizenship under the law....
Govt tells agents to ID which immigrants not to deport
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration has ordered immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama's plans to avoid deporting them, according to internal training materials obtained by The Associated Press....
DEA chief: US abandoned plan to track cars near gun shows
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Drug Enforcement Administration abandoned an internal proposal to use surveillance cameras for photographing vehicle license plates near gun shows in the United States to investigate gun-trafficking, the agency's chief said Wednesday....

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ABC News: Top Stories

Girl Dies After Catching the Flu, Even After Getting Vaccine
Wed, 28 January 2015 09:46 - Kiera Driscoll got a flu shot but caught the virus anyway.
Jordan: ISIS Hasn???t Given Proof of Life for Hostage Pilot
Wed, 28 January 2015 10:41 - Government signals it would trade terrorist for captured Jordanian pilot.
Watch the Irresistible Puppy-Horse Super Bowl Ad
Wed, 28 January 2015 10:15 - Budweiser is bringing back its winning combination for its Super Bowl XLIX ad this year. It's one-minute spot "Lost Dog" features an adorable puppy and its cross-species
At Least 3 Dead as Hezbollah Strikes Israeli Convoy With Anti-Tank Missile
Wed, 28 January 2015 09:24 - An Israeli military convoy was attacked by an antitank missile along the Lebanese border Wednesday, killing three people and wounding others, officials said.
Famed SC Civil Rights Protesters Have Convictions Erased
Wed, 28 January 2015 09:07 - Judge tosses convictions of 9 S. Carolina black men who integrated whites-only lunch counter
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