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Egyptian protesters aim laser pointers at military helicopter amid calls for regime change

Opposition groups call for new elections, but President Mohammed Morsi remains defiant<p>Millions of protesters staged demonstrations across Egypt Sunday, calling for the resignation of President Mohammed Morsi. As the BBC reports, tens of thousands took to Cairo's central Tahrir Square last night, …

Type 1 diabetes 'reverse vaccine' promises to let patients forget about insulin needles

First human test of treatment that enables native insulin production found successful<p>Those who are suffering with Type 1 diabetes may be able to ditch the needles in the future, thanks to a new treatment that enables patients to produce their own insulin instead of having to inject it. Dr. Lawrence …

Microsoft fails to impress with first Xbox 'Games with Gold' giveaway

Microsoft's Games with Gold initiative, which rewards its paying Xbox Live Gold subscribers with two free titles each month, officially kicks off today. That's about where the good news ends, however. After giving away <i>Fable 3</i> — released in 2010 — as an early post-E3 "bonus," the company is …

European data roaming prices drop 36 percent today

Data roaming rates in the EU dropped today as part of a staggered plan to reduce fees. Under the new rules, European companies cannot charge EU citizens more than €0.45 per megabyte, down from €0.70 previously. That price will drop massively next year, down to €0.20 per megabyte, and there are also …

Apple announces next generation Mac Pro

Apple has just unveiled a completely redesigned Mac Pro at WWDC. The new machine features a brand new thermal core, with state of the art Intel Xeon chips.<p>Unlike the previous generation Mac Pro, who’s design remained largely unchanged for years, the new Mac Pro is a cylinder, which is 1/8 the …

Apple Updates Siri With Twitter, Wikipedia, Bing Integration, New Commands And Male And Female Voices

At its WWDC keynote today, Apple announced an update to Siri that brings a number of new features to Apple’s voice-driven personal assistant for iOS. Not only is Siri getting a number of new high-quality male and female voices and support for multiple languages (English, German and French, for …

Fifth 'Terminator' Kicks Off Rebooted, Stand Alone Trilogy on June 26, 2015 – /Film

Paramount, Skydance and Annapurna Pictures have just announced that <b>Terminator 5</b>, potentially starring <b>Arnold Schwarzenegger</b>, will be released June 26, …

Report: Google Is Making A Video Game Console

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is working on a video game console. What a world we live in.<p>They say the console will be powered by …

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Former high-ranking US general reportedly being targeted in Stuxnet leak investigation

<i>NBC News</i> is reporting that retired Marine Gen. James "Hoss" Cartwright, the former second highest ranking officer in the US military, is currently under investigation for leaking classified information about Stuxnet, the US-Israeli computer virus which sabotaged an Iranian nuclear facility in …

Adobe Acquires Conversational Marketing Platform Neolane For $600M In Cash To Bolster Its Marketing Cloud

Adobe today announced that it has acquired Neolane, a conversational marketing company with an annual revenue of just under $60 million, in a transaction that’s worth $600 million in cash. Neolane was founded in 2001 and is currently headquartered in Paris, France, with offices around Europe, North …

Brain-eating amoebas thrive in US lakes as global warming heats waterways

These deadly invaders from the deep are showing up in surprising locations<p>It’s a fatal infection without an effective treatment, and one that strikes in a decidedly gruesome manner: An amoebic organism lurking in water is inadvertently inhaled during a swim on a hot summer’s day. From there, it …

AirBoxLab Wants To Tell You What’s In The Air You’re Breathing – But Do We Even Want To Know?

Indiegogo project AirBoxLab, based out of Paris, France, is hoping to build the “Nest for air quality” with its sensor device that monitors and reports on how much VOC, CO2, CO, and particulate matter is circulating in the air you breathe every day. The sensors would also report on temperature and …

Air attack: Aereo CEO talks up his tech, prepares Chicago launch

Armed with DVRs and tiny antennas, Aereo says the shift in TV has begun<p>Chet Kanojia, Aereo's founder and CEO, strolls past the rows and rows of DVRs, TV antennas, and transcoders, and smiles when he recalls how network TV execs once claimed that all the buzzing and blinking equipment in Aereo's …

Apple’s iTunes Radio label royalities revealed, plans to add talk radio for sports, weather

Leading up to the unveiling of Apple’s new iTunes Radio service earlier this month at WWDC, we reported on some small details regarding deals Apple had reached with the major labels necessary to get bring its Pandora competitor to market. Earlier reports claimed that Apple was paying Warner around …

Here's what New York City looked like before "sanitation engineering"

In the nineteenth century, New York City was full of trash. You can see what that meant in this horrific image of a dead horse rotting in the street …

Confirmed: A Star System with Three Potentially Habitable Planets!

Late last year, Canadian astronomer Philip Gregory made the controversial claim that there are three habitable zone super-Earths orbiting the red …

After years of debate, NIH will 'substantially' restrict use of chimpanzees in medical research

In a decision nearly three years in the making, the federal government's primary medical research agency has issued a final verdict on the use of chimpanzees in future scientific investigations.<p>The National Institutes of Health (NIH) today announced plans to sharply restrict — but not entirely ban …

Google overtakes Apple as world’s most valuable tech company – by ‘underlying value’ measure

Over on <i>9to5google</i>, we posted an interesting perspective by the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> suggesting that Google now has greater ‘underlying value’ than Apple – head over to the story there for the details.

A vision of Miami's impending underwater apocalypse

<i>Rolling Stone</i> this month published a fascinating, if somewhat morbid piece about how the city of Miami is all but certain to be submerged underwater due to climate change. As Jeff Goodell reports, research shows that sea levels are due to rise by at least six feet by the end of the century, with …

President Obama's plan to fix climate change is fatally flawed, experts say

Why the White House's proposals for curbing pollution may be mostly smoke and mirrors<p>President Barack Obama gave a high-profile speech this afternoon at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, to announce a massive new government plan designed to address climate change. But the plan, details of …

BitTorrent Would Really Like Everyone To Stop Suggesting It’s Being Used For Piracy

At this point, you’ve probably read about how popular <i>Game of Thrones</i> is on BitTorrent — and there’s at least one article calling the show “the once and future king of BitTorrent.” Well, it sounds like BitTorrent, the company developing the open source file-sharing protocol of the same name, is …

Copyright Trolls Get Bad-Tempered Cross-Examination Over File-Sharing Evidence

After some success in the United States, movie company Voltage Pictures exported their pay-up-or-else anti-piracy scheme to Canada. So far it hasn’t …

My Song Got Played On Pandora 1 Million Times and All I Got Was $16.89, Less Than What I Make From a Single T-Shirt Sale!

As a songwriter Pandora paid me $16.89* for 1,159,000 play of “Low” last quarter. Less than I make from a single T-shirt sale. Okay that’s a slight …

Windows 8.1 includes options to shut down from Start button and disable hot corners

Microsoft is just days away from releasing its Windows 8.1 preview, complete with the return of the Start button. The software maker has started to distribute final preview copies of Windows Server 2012 R2, which includes the same Start button return as the Windows 8.1 preview. While Microsoft has …

BOOM! Studios Acquires Archaia Entertainment

Deadline reports that comics publisher BOOM! Studios (<i>Planet of the Apes, Peanuts</i>) has acquired Archaia Entertainment (<i>Mouse Guard, Jim Henson’s Tale</i> …

Sony’s ‘Music Unlimited’ iOS app adds offline playback & high-quality 320kbps AAC streams

A nice update is landing any minute now for Sony’s Music Unlimited iOS app, which is continuing to improve thanks to some nice improvements coming with PS4 and PlayStation Plus. On top of some big discounts for PS Plus members, Sony announced today that iOS users will soon have the ability to …

R.I.P. Richard Matheson, Author of I Am Legend and Many Other Classics

Beloved author Richard Matheson passed yesterday at the age of 87, after a long illness. Best known for his seminal work <i>I Am Legend</i>, he leaves not …

There Is No Google Reader Replacement, Only Alternatives

Google Reader is slowing down. Over the past few days, buttons have broken, marking feeds as read seemed to take a bit longer than usual, and the Android mobile website on some devices shifted over to the desktop view with no way to change things back. As users up until the bitter end, we can no …

HPV vaccines are saving countless lives – but we could do so much more

Newly published findings reveal that, since its introduction in 2006, the HPV vaccine has reduced HPV infection rates by a massive 56% among female …

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