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Have A MacBook Air? This Hack Might Make Your Screen Even Better

133<p>SHARES<p>With me recently acquiring a MacBook Air, like any geek, I tried to find any ways in which to make it better. And I've found a way to make …

DOD seeks to redo eHealth records

The Pentagon is readying an $11 billion contract to overhaul its electronic health records system, the biggest federal IT job since last fall’s HealthCare.gov debacle and one that will test the administration’s procurement finesse.<p>DOD will issue a final request for proposals late this summer for …

Flight 370 search chief: Hunt for plane is the most difficult in history

The man leading the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 says the search is the most difficult in human history, but modern technology greatly increases the chances of finding the missing plane.<p>The four underwater signals that search teams detected are still "the most promising lead" investigators …

Seeing The Forest Through Big Data: Satellite And Cloud Combine To Show Wilderness Loss

A research team using Google Cloud to analyze the last 12 years of satellite imagery has uncovered “unprecedented detail” in forest loss and gain …

Forests

‘None of the Web companies are doing anything’ to protect you, say security pros

Tech giants are struggling to protect your privacy. More to the point, they’re struggling to protect themselves from public criticism.<p>And security experts say the biggest companies of them all aren’t doing nearly enough to safeguard consumers. Instead, they’re piling on the features and benefits to …

Why is our banking system so far behind?

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Obama to propose $1B climate fund

President Barack Obama will ask Congress to set up a $1 billion “Climate Resilience Fund” in his proposed budget next month.<p>Obama is traveling to Fresno, Calif., on Friday to discuss the drought plaguing most of California and the Western U.S. and to announce new administration actions, including …

The new conservative assault on early voting: More Republicans, fewer voters.

It is easy to dismiss the latest conservative rants against early voting as just one more way for Republicans to try to gain advantage over Democrats …

U.S. lead in science research and development narrows

WASHINGTON – The United States could be losing its edge in science and technology as emerging nations rapidly increase their investment in research and development, according to new indicators released Thursday by the National Science Board.<p>Although the United States outspends all other nations at …

World Economy

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One family, two sacrifices: In a war few Americans fought, the Wise family would pay an awful price | The Washington Post

“This can’t happen to the same family twice.”<p>Watch part 1 of documentary<p>Part 1<p>Sons united in service<p>7:27<p>Part 2<p>Grief so deep<p>7:21<p>Part 3<p>False sense of security<p>8:38<p>Part 4<p>Moving on<p>9:56<p>One family,<p>In a war few Americans fought,<br>the Wises would pay an awful price<p>Two sacrifices<p>In a war few Americans fought, …

Triple star system 'can reveal secrets of gravity'

<b>Astronomers have discovered a unique triple star system which could reveal the true nature of gravity.</b><p>They found a pulsar with two white dwarfs all packed in a space smaller than Earth's orbit of the Sun.<p>The trio's unusually close orbits allow precise measurements of gravity and could resolve …

Universe

Meet Notch, the motion tracker that maps exactly how your body moves

Fitness trackers like Fitbit and Fuelband are great at logging how much your body moves over a given day, but if you want more detail, like the angle of your knee or the jut of your hip, you're going to need more than just one sensor. That's where Notch comes in.<p>The new system takes a modular …

4 Changes Google Is Making And How They Affect Content Creation

SEO experts and webmasters spend a lot of time worrying about Google algorithm changes. In 2013, the search engine giant tweaked the algorithm 15 times, and in 2012, it was updated 37 times.<p>Worrying about algorithm updates may make sense for SEO experts and webmasters, but content creators don’t …

Apple buys SnappyLabs to improve your high-speed iPhone photography

The iPhone 5s can already capture photos at a brisk 10 frames per second, but that apparently isn't fast enough for Apple. The company has confirmed to <i>Recode</i> that it has acquired SnappyLabs, a one-man outfit best known for its popular (and now withdrawn) iOS camera app SnappyCam. Cupertino isn't …

Apple CEO Tim Cook Gives Emotional Speech On Equal Rights

Apple CEO Tim Cook has delivered an emotional speech on the importance of equal rights.<p>Cook made the speech at the United Nations, while accepting a …

TwistedSifter on Twitter: "Snow Falls in Cairo for the First Time in 112 Years http://t.co/TEJuk2hbJV http://t.co/VPsn0Fuqz4"

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Obad was the nastiest piece of Android malware discovered in 2013

In a recent end of year summary published by antivirus company Kaspersky Labs, the firm officially named Obad as its Villain of the Year 2013.<p>Obad was discovered during the summer and it was quickly recognized as a sophisticated piece of malware. The technical name for the Trojan is …

Google Play

Apple Hopes to Usher in New Age of Personalized In-Store Shopping With iBeacon Rollout

After months of speculation, Apple today rolled out its iBeacon technology in all of its 254 U.S. stores, allowing the company to send notifications …

Study Finds Major Savings Through Household 3-D Printing

Though 3-D printing may still be a long way from the Star Trek replicator that can create any object on demand, a new study has found that a …

3D Printing

A shot from the wind farm in Tehachapi,...

A shot from the wind farm in Tehachapi, California, home to GE Power & Water’s brilliant wind turbine technology. Photo by @sessenyc.

If A Tree Falls: LIDAR Helping Map Carbon Stored In The Landscape

When it comes to reducing overall carbon emissions, what you take out is just as important as what you put in. Deforestation - and all the activities …