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Scientists Discover Fossil of AnzuWyliei Species of Dinosaur

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 11:10

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Scientists have unearthed three specimens of fossil of 11-feet-long and 500 pound freakish, birdlike feathered oviraptorosaurs dinosaur in the Hell Creek rock formation in North and South Dakota. Scientifically the dinosaur is termed as Anzuwyliei, but scientists have dubbed the dinosaur as 'The chicken from hell'.

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Facebook announces new programming language – ‘Hack’

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:21

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Popular social network Facebook has recently announced Hack - a new programming language which combines the ease of PHP and the painstaking safety controls of C/C++, Java and other traditional programming languages.

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Medium launches simple ‘just for reading’ iPhone app

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:16

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Blogging platform Medium has recently launched a simple iPhone app which is 'just for reading.' The read-only app released by Medium is only for browsing, not creating content. The app essentially enables the users to read blogs only on the Medium website.

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AT&T, T-Mobile to start taking orders for new Samsung Galaxy S5 handset

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:10

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Two US wireless carriers AT&T and T-Mobile have recently announced that they will soon start taking orders for Samsung's new flagship handset --- the Galaxy S5 smartphone. Samsung had announced the Galaxy S5 handset at the 2014 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, last month; and had said that the handset will start shipping worldwide on April 11.

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Lenovo purchases mobile-related patents from Unwired Planet for $100 million

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:07

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In a Thursday disclosure, bigwig Chinese device manufacturer Lenovo has said that it is purchasing mobile-related patents - pertaining to 3G and 4G technologies - from US firm Unwired Planet.

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IDG founder and Chairman Pat McGovern dies at 76

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:04

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Media pioneer Patrick McGovern - the billionaire founder and chairman of International Data Group (IDG) - died on Wednesday, aged 76. He breathed his last at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto.

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Microsoft acknowledges it searched a blogger's Hotmail account to probe into an ex-employee’s conduct

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:59

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In a Thursday statement, Microsoft has admitted that it had rummaged through the Hotmail inbox of a blogger as part of a probe into an ex-employee's conduct. Microsoft, which owns Hotmail, had searched the blogger's email account to track down a former employee who was suspected of leaking company secrets.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Conversing with a 9-Year-Old Boy on Asteroids

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:19

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A new video shows 'Cosmos' host Neil deGrasse Tyson conversing with a 9-year-old boy on asteroids. The nine-year-old named Jacob was shown talking to Tyson about different ways to stop an asteroid from hitting the planet earth.

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3D Model of Supernovae Provides details of Complexities inside It

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:17

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Scientists have created a new 3D computer model in a bid to gain a better insight into a star's dying moments. A star ends it life with a gigantic explosion, known as supernovae. This cosmic phenomenon also tells us the reason behind existence of heavier elements in the universe.

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US Natural Gas industry speeds exports to back Congress’ efforts

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:10

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Capitol Hill has been getting a strong backing by the United States Natural Gas industry which has been expediting its sales overseas in order to restrict the influence of the Russians.

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KB Home shows increased earnings for the first quarter

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:02

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KB Home, the homebuilder based in the Los Angeles area, during a conference call pertaining to the discussion of the results for the first quarter, has revealed that development of new homes in California in on the rise and that the sales scene will be dominated by those in the coastal regions.

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BP bids $41.6 million for Gulf Oil Lease

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 10:58

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A few days ago, the United States Government granted British energy giant, BP, the permission to place bids for federal contracts. The energy major, in an effort to secure the first federal contract, after being re-allowed to bid for the same has placed a bid of $41.6 million for the sale of federal oil lease in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Earth Narrowly Missed Destructive Solar Storm in 2012

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 09:46

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A new research has revealed how the planet earth narrowly missed a giant solar storm in 2012. Electrical grids and satellites would have definitely suffered the consequences of the hit from a solar storm if it was catapulted by the sun. It was on July 23, 2012, when a rapid succession of coronal mass injection took place from the sun.

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NASA Celebrates 24th Anniversary of Hubble Space Telescope with Cosmic Wave

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 09:35

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NASA released an image of a cosmic wave to celebrate the 24th anniversary of the Hubble Space telescope on Wednesday. The image was captured by the universe's best camera, the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Obama Administration Launches New Website for Climate Change Awareness

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 09:29

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President Barack Obama has launched a new website for the public to increase the awareness about climate change. The website, 'climate. data. gov', provides various tools, maps, and sections to public to get access to relevant information on tackling climate change.

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Google unveils Android OS version for wearable technology

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 09:25

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In a strategic move which marks Google's foray into the smartwatch arena, the company unveiled a version of its Android operating system - dubbed the 'Android Wear' version - for wearable technology on Tuesday.

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Epic opens up Unreal Engine 4 development tools to anyone with $19 monthly subscription

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 09:19

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In a Wednesday announcement made during a media interaction at the annual Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Epic Games said that the latest version of its Unreal game engine - Unreal Engine 4 - will enable anyone to develop games using the company's technology for a monthly subscription.

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SCE unveils ‘Project Morpheus’ prototype virtual reality headset for PS4

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 09:16

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Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) has recently unveiled a prototype virtual reality (VR) headset to be paired with the company's latest and best-selling console, PlayStation 4. The VR system will essentially immerse PS4 gamers in the virtual worlds of the game they play.

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Larry Page bemoans deterioration of Internet privacy

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 09:14

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At the TED conference in Vancouver on Wednesday, Google CEO Larry Page made a rare public appearance, and talked about the deterioration of Internet privacy. However, despite bemoaning the situation, Page also said that he sees real advantage in more online openness with medical histories.

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Indian banks told to protect ATMs and computers with Windows XP due to support shutdown

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 09:05

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With software giant Microsoft set to end support for its 13-year-old operating system Windows XP next month, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has told banks all over the country to protect ATMs as well as computer systems powered by the soon-to-be-discontinued OS.

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