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Untimely anti-virus scan stalls heart surgery, improper installation to blame- Technology News, Firstpost

A patient undergoing heart surgery at a US hospital was put at risk when the computer software being used to help carry out the procedure crashed due …

Apple says it has the 'most effective security organization in the world'

Apple engineers pull back the curtain on iPhone security<p>Apple said in a press briefing earlier today that it has the "most effective security organization in the world," and discussed multiple layers of iPhone security on both the hardware and software side to underscore this point.<p>The press …

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Find out if it's time to replace your Windows laptop battery

If you've tried all the tricks -- dimming your screen, closing apps and turning off unused antennae -- but your laptop's battery still can't hold a charge, it might be time to replace the battery.<p>A battery's capacity (the amount of energy it can hold) depletes over time. Eventually, your once …

Reuters: Walmart's new app will reduce wait times for store pick-ups

Walmart's delivery drones unfortunately won't be ready to drop off packages these holidays. According to <i>Reuters,</i> though, the retailer will at least release a new app that can make picking up online purchases in store a lot faster. The company made the announcement during a media briefing to detail …

Drunk men stab each other over iPhone versus Android debate

Who will fight for the honor of Windows Phone?<p>A fight between two Tulsa roommates over which phone is superior — iPhone or Android — ended with a double stabbing, according to reports from the local news station, KTUL.<p>Reports suggest the men were drinking when conversation turned to smartphones. …

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7 Psychological Tricks for Getting More Work Done

Being more productive starts with willpower and discipline. Here are seven mind tricks for becoming more productive and disciplined.<p>We all wish we could get more work done in less time. If we were more productive, we'd have a better chance at getting that raise, we'd have more personal time to do …

This obnoxious birthday card will drive you totally crazy

There are thoughtful birthday gifts and then there are birthday gifts born out the bubbling cauldron of hell. The Joker Birthday Card falls into the latter category. A Kickstarter project exists to put the card into production to transform the celebrations of birthday boys and girls everywhere from …

How I Hacked Ola, India's Biggest Startup

<i>This post originally appeared on Medium.</i><p>A few weeks ago I was monitoring my phone traffic from a proxy server. While doing that I saw Ola API calls going from my phone (since I was booking a cab).<p>Blockchain and cryptocurrency news minus the bullshit.Visit Hard Fork.CLICK IT<p>For those who don’t know …

This is a slow-mo look at how a DSLR's shutter works

It's always cool learning how stuff works. Case in point: cameras. More specifically, digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) pictograph boxes. The chaps over at YouTube channel <i>The</i> <i>Slow Mo Guys</i> have taken their trademark ultra-high-speed camerawork and, well, pointed it at a camera. The result? Seeing …

Former MythBuster goes on McDonald's french fry fact-finding hunt

Are McDonald's french fries just potatoes or is there more to them? Are the potatoes genetically modified? What kinds of chemicals are used to fry them? Are there really 19 ingredients?<p>McDonald's hired former to look into common consumer questions about various items on the fast-food chain's menu …

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Tiny homes may come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but they all share the same spirit—they embrace a simpler lifestyle that...<p>When it comes to saying goodbye to summer, just remember the magical feeling that autumn can provide—thanks to the changing...<p>Driving in the car, working at your desk, …

Leaked CIA documents show how to beat airport security like a spy

A Wikileaks gift for both holiday travelers and terrorists<p>WikiLeaks has published a pair of internal CIA documents briefing undercover agents on how to dupe security at airports. The two documents — both classified as "Secret/NOFORN" meaning not to be shared with allied security agencies — give …

Microsoft makes it easier for students to get Office 365 at no cost

Back when it launched the Student Advantage program, Microsoft made it possible for 35,000 educational institutions across the globe to receive free access to Office 365. As part of that, students and teachers alike could get a subscription to the productivity software at no cost to them, so long …

NASA challenges you to design experiments for Mars and beyond

Want to play a significant role in NASA's space exploration efforts without spending years in training? You now have a better chance of making your mark. NASA has launched Solve, a site that makes it easy to find all the agency's public competitions and crowdsourced projects. You'll mostly see …

7 must-watch Hyperlapse from Instagram videos

Facebook's Instagram recently brought the time-lapse effect to videos on small screen. It has launched the all new <b>Hyperlapse app</b> for the iPhone and …

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Astronomy From High Altitude Airships

Sometimes the edge of space can almost be as good as space itself — that is, when it comes to telescopes riding airships at the top of Earth’s tenuous and rarefied stratosphere.<p>High Altitude Airships (HAAs), until now largely the purview of defense-related research, may ultimately find their …

How NASA trains astronauts 40 feet underwater

HOUSTON -- When astronauts prepare for future missions to the International Space Station, the advance training for the specific tasks they'll carry out on the ISS is obviously crucial. But here on Earth, how do you mimic space's unique zero-gravity environment?<p>NASA answered that question in an …