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Nothing can stop Amazon: Company may start testing delivery drones in India

The FAA’s ban on commercial drone use isn’t standing in the way of the tech giant<p>It appears that Amazon is pushing forward with delivery drones. The company's intention to use octocopter drones for small deliveries was announced by CEO Jeff Bezos at the end of 2013. Prime Air, as the project is …

PonoMusic Raises More Than $6M In Equity Crowdfunding In One Week

Neil Young’s startup PonoMusic became the fourth-most funded project on Kickstarter back in April, when it raised $6.2 million on a goal of $800,000.<p>The project now has raked in an additional $6 million in equity funding from a Crowdfunder campaign.<p>Pono Music is building a music download service …

How To Banish Those Annoying iMessage Spammers Forever

iMessage is awash with spammers, according to a new Wired report.<p>That may not be true, though.<p>A recent post by AppleInsider dug into the report Wired's article is based on and searched iPhone message forums for user complaints.<p>They didn't find much.<p>Cloudmark, the firm that produced the iMessage …

Google's Company That Wants To Cure Death Now Has Its Own Website

Calico, the company Google launched in September to try to cure death by tackling aging and illness, now has an official website (hat-tip to SFGate, where we first saw the news).<p>When Google CEO Larry Page first announced the new lab, he didn't give much of a roadmap for how Calico would work on …

Ant Fight Creates Liquid With Properties Never Before Seen In Nature

Well, at least (ant) war is good for something.<p>There are not many creatures that can stand up to fire ants, nor their famously painful sting. Besides causing discomfort in mammals like humans (I've been stung, and it doesn't feel great), this venom has potent insect-killing powers, with the ability …

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Dozens of new Ebola cases bring West African death toll to 539

Ebola continues to spread in Sierra Leone, Liberia and to a lesser extent in Guinea, with a combined 44 new cases and 21 deaths from July 6 to 8, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday.<p>This brought the total number of cases in West Africa's first outbreak of the deadly viral disease to …