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Seattle helicopter crash: investigators to file initial report within five days

An investigation was continuing into how a news helicopter crashed and burst into flames yards from the Space Needle in the heart of Seattle, killing the two men on board and seriously injuring a third man who was on fire when he escaped from his car.<p>It may be months before federal investigators …

Anti-Pi Rant, 3/14/14

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Lost sleep leads to loss of brain cells, study suggests

<b>Sleep loss may be more serious than previously thought, causing a permanent loss of brain cells, research suggests.</b><p>In mice, prolonged lack of sleep led to 25% of certain brain cells dying, according to a study in The Journal of Neuroscience.<p>If the same is true in humans, it may be futile to try to …

University of Pennsylvania

A recovery yet to pay dividends

<b>We know the framework for today's Budget.</b><p>The big thing (and the disappointing news) is that the recovery in the economy is not - in the government's view - leading to an unexpectedly fast rise in sustainable tax revenues or sustainably lower benefits for the unemployed.<p>So the Office for Budget …

Economics

Chromecast - a TV game changer?

<b>The internet and TV is the marriage that has continually been put on hold.</b><p>Back in 2012 I speculated that the long-awaited digital union would finally be consummated in British living-rooms that year - and yet viewers remained largely unmoved. Literally - the latest Ofcom figures showed that most of …

Smart TV

Crimea crisis: Pro-Russians seize Ukrainian naval bases

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1061000/1061884_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534484031_34cfd415727b473f31f2a6c45cd327c5<p><b>Pro-Russian forces have taken control of two naval bases in Crimea - including the HQ of Ukraine's navy.</b><p>Streams of Ukrainian servicemen were seen …

Russia

Pistorius on his stumps when he opened fire, says expert

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1061000/1061836_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534492651_64889a9cce1160229b081e872f798e36<p><b>A key police ballistics expert has said Oscar Pistorius was not wearing his prosthetic legs when he shot his girlfriend, as the athlete's trial</b> …

South Africa

Undersea sector 'success story' of UK industry

The North East of England's subsea sector - an industry serving oil and gas platforms, wind farms, and underwater cables - is one of the "success stories" of British industrial rebalancing.<p>The BBC's Evan Davis visits robotics manufacturer SMD to discover more.<p><i>First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's</i> Today …

Wind Power

This is Motorola's new Android Wear smartwatch: Moto 360

LG went first, and now it's Motorola's turn to unveil its Android Wear smartwatch: the Moto 360. Putting an emphasis on the tried-and-true design of classic timepieces, Motorola's crafted a smartwatch that hews closely to a more traditional, premium look. The Moto 360 boasts a circular, digital …

Oculus VR exits first virtual reality collective

Just five days ago we told you about the Immersive Technology Alliance, a group of companies that are working on virtual reality coming together to support the burgeoning medium. At the time, we told you that Oculus VR -- the company behind the Oculus Rift -- was part of the group. That said, the …

This is BlackBerry's unreleased 'Cyclone' streaming box

In 2011, BlackBerry was rumored to be developing a media box to compete against the likes of Roku and Apple TV. While that device never made it to market, it looks like the company did manufacture some units, as proven by pictures posted on the <i>CrackBerry</i> forums. These photos were taken by user …

Oppo Find 7 is the world's first phone that can take 50MP photos (video)

We've seen the teasers and we've seen the leaks, so it's about time to see the real thing. Oppo has finally unveiled the Find 7 in Beijing just now, and as promised, this Android 4.3 device really can take 50-megapixel photos! But as with many things in life, there's a catch here: the sensor is …

How the Internet of Everything Will Shape the Next 25 Years of Internet History

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web, an important milestone as we look at how far we’ve come and how the Internet of Everything (IoE) is shaping our future.<p>Developed by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a researcher at CERN, the Web was borne from the need to keep track of complex, …

Internet of Things

The Failures Of Google Flu Trends Show What’s Wrong With Big Data

But looking back at the project since 2009 has led four researchers to conclude something important: Google Flu Trends isn’t all that accurate or …

Get past the gimmicks and gaze upon the future of augmented reality apps

Augmented reality (AR) has been in science fiction for decades. Thanks to smartphones, the technology is finally here to make it happen, but it’s …

Data Centers and the Internet of Things to Come

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Jim Smith, Digital Realty. Jim Smith, Digital Realty<p>With a Nest Learning Thermostat, at any moment, no matter where you are in …

17 Successful Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Productivity Hacks

We asked entrepreneurs across industries to share their favorite productivity hacks, from useful organization apps to clever tricks for cutting down meeting times.<p>These simple habits have proven to enhance their focus, organization, and happiness, all of which fuel their success.

Productivity

Motorola Introduces The Moto 360, Its First Smartwatch Based On Google’s Android Wear

Motorola is an early partner for Google’s new Android Wear smartwatch SDK, and that’s not surprising given that the company was Google owned until Lenovo began the procedure of buying it in January. The new Moto 360 has a round face, which is one of two options for Wear devices (square is the …

Google cloud keeps getting new features, but new customers are harder to come by

Every week or so, Google talks up another new feature for its burgeoning public-cloud service, Google Compute Engine. Last month, for example, Google said engineers can now export and run queries on data about their use of the cloud. The feature could be helpful, but it’s unlikely to solve a …