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Workhorse Wants In On The Drone Delivery Business

July 30, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Workhorse Wants In On The Drone Delivery Business

Workhorse, a truck maker based in Loveland, Ohio apparently wants in on the drone package delivery business. Workhorse isn’t as high profile as Amazon or Google, but it demonstrated an eight-rotor delivery drone designed to work with its electric trucks and use some of the same battery technology. “Our concept is, you have a package-delivery drone that rides on top of a truck as the driver goes about his day, and helps to pick off outliers on his route to help cut down on the cost of... 

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Twitter Woes Continue, User Growth Rate Slows

July 30, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Twitter Woes Continue, User Growth Rate Slows

Twitter Inc’s shares continued to drop after the microblogging company said its number of monthly average users grew at the slowest pace since it went public in 2013. “This is unacceptable and we’re not happy about it,” Jack Dorsey, who stepped in as interim chief executive on July 1, said on a call with analysts. Twitter said it had 304 million core users in the second quarter, up from 302 million in the prior quarter. Twitter’s struggles to increase its audience worries... 

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The NSA Plans To Stop Snooping Bulk Data

July 30, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Around The Net
The NSA Plans To Stop Snooping Bulk Data

The National Security Agency has said that it will end its access to most bulk data collected under a controversial surveillance program in November, but keep records for litigation purposes. The office of the Director of National Intelligence said in a statement that the bulk telephony data — the subject of leaks by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden which shocked many in the US and abroad — would be destroyed “as soon as possible” to comply with a law passed by... 

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Will E.T. Destroy Mankind?

July 30, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Around The Net
Will E.T. Destroy Mankind?

This week, famed physicist Stephen Hawking helped launch a major new effort to search for signs of intelligent alien life in the cosmos, even though he thinks it’s likely that such creatures would try to destroy humanity. Since at least 2010, Hawking has spoken publicly about his fears that an advanced alien civilization would have no problem wiping out the human race the way a human might wipe out a colony of ants. At the media event announcing the new project, he noted that human beings... 

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NSA To Lose Access To Bulk Phone Data In November

July 29, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
NSA To Lose Access To Bulk Phone Data In November

The U.S. National Security Agency will no longer have access to the bulk telephone records data it has collected at the end of November, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence announced . Congress voted in June to rein in the NSA’s mass collection of U.S. phone metadata, which includes information such as the timing and location of calls. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, also known as the FISA court, then gave the NSA 180 days to wind down the program. The Director... 

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In Spite Of Technical Issues Kepler Keeps Finding Planets

July 29, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Around The Net
In Spite Of Technical Issues Kepler Keeps Finding Planets

NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler space telescope continues to zero in on the first “alien Earth” despite being hobbled by a malfunction more than two years ago. Last Thursday (July 23), mission scientists announced the discovery of Kepler-452b, which they and NASA officials described as the most Earth-like exoplanet yet found. Kepler-452b circles a sunlike star at about the same distance Earth orbits the sun, but the alien world is about 60 percent wider than our home planet, so it’s... 

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Cloud Services Behind Amazon’s Rising Revenue

July 27, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Cloud Services Behind Amazon’s Rising Revenue

Amazon.com Inc’s shares surged more than 20 percent last Friday, adding more than $46 billion to the company’s market value, after strong growth in the e-commerce giant’s cloud business drove a surprise quarterly profit. The company’s market capitalization soared to more than $270 billion, overtaking that of Wal-Mart Stores, the world’s biggest retailer. Revenue from Amazon’s cloud operations – Amazon Web Services (AWS) – nearly doubled in the second... 

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Is Life Possible In A Binary System?

July 27, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Around The Net
Is Life Possible In A Binary System?

Planets can exist in multiple-star systems. Astronomers have even observed them. Take Kepler-47c, a planet five times the mass of the Earth, in a very Earth-like orbit. The only difference is instead of one star in the center of the system, it has two. So contact your local travel agent and you can recreate that iconic film moment — just don’t forget a space suit: Kepler-47c isn’t exactly capable of supporting life, since it’s most likely a gas giant. Astronomers don’t know... 

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Astronomers Find Lopsided Ancient Galaxy

July 24, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Around The Net
Astronomers Find Lopsided Ancient Galaxy

The mysterious smudges central to this new image are an ancient galaxy in the throes of formation — and for the first time scientists can glimpse its off-kilter structure. In the new image, researchers were able to make out the glow of ionized carbon (shown in red) in the process of assembling into a galaxy — called BDF 3299 — around 800 million years after the Big Bang. The carbon cloud is overlaid on another picture of the galaxy’s neighborhood, where you can tell the galaxy itself... 

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Walmart Buys Out Chinese E-commerce Yihaodian

July 24, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Walmart Buys Out Chinese E-commerce Yihaodian

Wal-Mart Stores Inc acquired full ownership of Chinese e-commerce firm Yihaodian.com, buying out the 49 percent stake that it did not already own to accelerate its push online, the U.S. retail giant announced. The investment will help Wal-Mart target China’s fast-growing online market at a time when largely brick and mortar retailers are feeling the pinch of competition from online rivals and a slowing of the world’s second-largest economy. Wal-Mart’s move also comes after China said... 

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Herbalife Seeks To Uncover Anonymous Tweets

July 23, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Herbalife Seeks To Uncover Anonymous Tweets

Herbalife Ltd has filed a petition requesting information from micro-blogging company Twitter Inc to identify an anonymous user who posted defamatory tweets against the weight-loss and nutritional products maker. The petition for “discovery before suit” seeks to identify the person against whom a lawsuit can be filed. Herbalife said it wants Twitter to provide information such as IP addresses and account details of the user who vilified the company and its management as “thieves,... 

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Is PayPal Blocking Users?

July 22, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Around The Net
Is PayPal Blocking Users?

Paypal appears to have had technical problems as it tried to free itself from the corporate networks of Ebay and has been stopping some users from spending money for nearly six weeks. The company, which appeared on the stock market again free from Ebay for the first time today, has been blocking some users from spending their money. It is flagging transactions as being problematic and refusing to let them go through. The user gets a message suggesting that they should try later. However, waiting... 

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Astronomers Catch Rare View Of Black Hole

July 22, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Around The Net
Astronomers Catch Rare View Of Black Hole

The black hole orbits in tandem with a sunlike star at the heart of the system V404 Cygni, which lies about 8,000 light-years from Earth. Swift spotted an outburst of activity from the black hole on June 15, and the spacecraft’s X-ray Telescope detected the expanding rings during observations made in late June and early July, NASA officials said. The black hole is easy to see in the new images without the rings pointing the way; it appears as a bluish-white dot. But the bull’s-eye really... 

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Big Retailers Halt Online Photos After Potential Data Breach

July 22, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Big Retailers Halt Online Photos After Potential Data Breach

Costco Wholesale Corp , Sam’s Club and several other large retailers have disabled their online photo printing stores in recent days, over concerns about a possible data breach at PNI Digital Media, which manages and/or hosts photo services sites. Last week CVS Health Corp disabled its CVSphoto.com site, and the week before Walmart Canada’s walmartphotocentre.ca took a similar action after it was informed that customer credit card data had been potentially compromised. Other photo... 

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Massachusetts Probing How Uber And Lyft Handle Disabled Riders

July 21, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Massachusetts Probing How Uber And Lyft Handle Disabled Riders

The Massachusetts attorney general’s office has decided to examine how Uber and Lyft cater to people with disabilities, potentially creating more regulatory problems for the ride-hailing companies. Uber and Lyft have both faced lawsuits accusing them of denying service to the disabled, but the Massachusetts probe could be the first time a state attorney general has taken up the matter. The examination will focus on whether the companies properly cater to people with disabilities, be they physical,... 

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