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Oculus VR may debut a consumer version of Oculus Rift device at E3

US News - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 09:37

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In a recent statement, Oculus VR has confirmed its appearance at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) this year.

Oculus VR, confirming its E3 appearance in an updated online schedule, said that it plans to showcase its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset at the event. The company was recently in Austin, Texas, for the South by Southwest
(SXSW) Interactive event.

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Henry Ford’s last surviving grandchild, William Clay Ford, passes away

US News - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 09:33

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Bigwig automaker Ford Motor Co. released an official statement on Sunday to announce the death of William Clay Ford - a longtime employee and director of the company. Ford, 88, was the last surviving grandchild of auto-industry pioneer Henry Ford.

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Two privacy groups file complaint with FTC to block Facebook’s WhatsApp acquisition

US News - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 09:29

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According to reports, privacy concerns are being raised about social network Facebook's whopping $19 billion acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp. Facebook announced the acquisition last month, but the deal has yet to receive the approval of several regulatory bodies across the world.

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Google preparing to release Android-based SDK for wearable devices by March end

US News - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 09:26

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During the course of his recent address at the South by Southwest (SXSW) event, Google's Android/Chrome SVP Sundar Pichai said that the company has efforts underway to release an Android-based Software Development Kit
(SDK) for wearable devices.

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Microsoft’s Windows XP retirement plans raise concerns in China

US News - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 09:22

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According to reports, Microsoft's plans to retire its Windows XP operating system in April has apparently raised serious concerns in China, largely because the country has been slow to upgrade its computer systems to newer software.

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‘Miracle Machine’ can turn water into wine

US News - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 09:18

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Wine expert Ken Boyer and entrepreneur Phillip Vine have developed a new urn-like device called the 'Miracle Machine,' which can turn water into wine in just three days.

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Huge Cluster of CO Gas Discovered in Pictoris

US News - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 17:24

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With the help of Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope in Chile, researchers have spotted a cluster of carbon monoxide gas at distance of 13 billion kilometers away from the star, Beta Pictoris.

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Mojave Crater provides more information on Meteorite Impact on the Red Planet

US News - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 13:35

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The novel study throws light on the fact that meteorites on Mars originated from the cosmic impacts about five million years ago. Researchers cited that the 34-mile Mojave crater, 60 kilometers in diameter and lies near equator of Mars, on the Red Planet is the source of Martian meteorites.
 

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Free birth control doesn’t change women’s attitude & behavior towards sex: study

US News - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 07:45

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Free birth control methods do not lead to any change in a woman's attitude and behavior towards sex, a team of American researchers found in a fresh study.

Researchers working with the Contraceptive CHOICE Project studied the attitude and behavior of 7,751 women aged between 14 and 45 years after giving them free access to no-cost birth control methods.

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Astronomers Want to Fire Lasers at Space Junk Orbiting Earth

US News - Sat, 03/08/2014 - 13:13

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Astronomers at the Australian National University are looking forward to fire lasers on more than 300,000 pieces of space debris orbiting earth, as they pose serious risks to satellites and space exploration.

They are actually aiming at reducing the rate of debris proliferation attributable to collisions, and then to blast them by using ground-based lasers.

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Fireball over Yellowknife Turns the Night-Sky Bright

US News - Sat, 03/08/2014 - 13:11

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On Thursday, photographer Yuichi Takasaka caught a fireball over sky in Yellowknife in Canada's Northwest Territories. Despite the exploding meteor was less than a foot long, the night sky was turned blue because of its brightness.

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Barbie getting Competition from Doll with Realistic Proportions

US News - Sat, 03/08/2014 - 13:01

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Barbie doll is getting a tough competition after an artist has raised enough funds to design a doll with normal body proportions unlike Barbie's unrealistic body. So far, Nickolay Lamm of Pittsburgh has collected $95,000 crowd-sourced money to create a first run of the Lammily doll.

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FDA: Pharma firms should Assess Neurocognitive Side-Effects of New Cholesterol Drugs

US News - Sat, 03/08/2014 - 12:54

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The US Food and Drug Administration review team has urged Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Sanofi SA to assess their experimental cholesterol drug for potential neurocognitive side-effects. The news was confirmed by Sanofi in its annual report on Friday.

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Small-Scale Artisanal Growers Fear of being Driven out of Business

US News - Sat, 03/08/2014 - 12:53

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A wave of support for medical use of marijuana is increasing nationally. Twenty states and the District of Columbia have already legalized medicinal cannabis. It is not the end as the Marijuana Policy Project said it is close to making Minnesota and New York among the states having legalized medicinal cannabis.

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End of innings for Jack Tretton, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment

US News - Sat, 03/08/2014 - 12:27

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Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., on Thursday, announced that its current President and Chief Executive Officer America, Jack Tretton, will retire from this role as of 31 March, 2014. Citing no reason for the stepping down of the person crucial to the growth of the Playstation business in America, the company declared that this was a mutual decision.

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Researchers launch Kickstarter campaign for ‘Virtual Ride to Space’ project

US News - Sat, 03/08/2014 - 09:21

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A Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign has recently been launched by the researchers from the University of Surrey, for their project called 'Virtual Ride to Space.' The key objective of the project is to allow the public to make a virtual trip to space.

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Asus Chromebox now available for pre-order from three online retailers

US News - Sat, 03/08/2014 - 09:16

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Asus has recently revealed that its February-launched Asus Chromebox has now been made available for pre-order from three online retailers --- Amazon, Newegg and TigerDirect.

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Pebble launches its App Store on Android smartphones

US News - Sat, 03/08/2014 - 09:13

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After one month of announcing its launch on iOS devices, Pebble has now revealed in a recent announcement that it has launched an App Store for its popular Pebble smartwatch on Android smartphones.

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T-Mobile to double customers’ high-speed 4G LTE data at no extra cost

US News - Sat, 03/08/2014 - 09:11

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In a Friday announcement, US wireless carrier T-Mobile said that it is making some changes to its Simple Choice plans such that the amount of Internet data users can consume at high-speed 4G LTE will be doubled, at no additional cost. The move announced by T-Mobile is likely to irk its bigger rivals - AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint.

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Consumer privacy groups trying to halt Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp

US News - Sat, 03/08/2014 - 09:08

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Bloomberg has revealed in a recent report that two leading consumer privacy groups - The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and the Center for Digital Democracy (CDD) - are trying to halt social network Facebook's $19 billion acquisition of instant mobile messaging service WhatsApp.

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