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Ebola tracking system for Sierra Leone offered by IBM

<b>IBM will put its super-computing data crunching to use in Sierra Leone, as part of the fight against the deadly disease Ebola.</b><p>It has launched a system which allows citizens to report Ebola-related issues and government, health agencies and others to keep track of the disease.<p>Citizens can use SMS or …

Ebola in Texas: Second Health Care Worker Tests Positive

A second Texas health care worker who provided care for Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan has contracted the virus, according to preliminary test results released early Wednesday. The worker reported a fever Tuesday and was immediately isolated at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, …

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CDC: U.S. health worker with Ebola should not have flown on commercial jet

<b>(CNN) —</b> The second Dallas health care worker who was found to have the Ebola virus should not have boarded a commercial jet Monday, health officials say.<p>Because she had helped care for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, and because another health worker who cared for Duncan had been diagnosed with …

August Smart Lock skips over pre-order customers to stock Apple stores instead

Home automation company August launched their flagship Smart Lock today to much fanfare, glowing reviews (well, mostly), and an announcement that the …

Bilingual children 'show advantage' in noisy classrooms

<b>Children fluent in two languages learn better in noisy classrooms than pupils who speak just one, research suggests.</b><p>Bilingual and monolingual pupils at a Cambridge primary school were asked to "identify the bad animal' in a series of recorded statements.<p>When another voice interrupted the …

Google Glass Gets Android Phone Notifications

There may still be a relatively small market for Google Glass, but that isn’t stopping Google from continuing to iterate with its smart lens.<p>Indeed, Google has announced that it’s introducing Notification Sync, meaning you’ll be able to see all your Android phone notifications within Glass. So all …

Man Treated for Google Glass Addiction

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Poll: U.S. could be doing more on Ebola

Americans are concerned about Ebola, and many of them are unsatisfied with President Barack Obama's response, according to a new poll.<p>Forty-three percent of Americans surveyed said they disapprove of the way President Barack Obama has responded to the outbreak of Ebola compared to just 41 percent …

New York City Prepares For Ebola

In response, officials have stepped up screening procedures at certain international airports, beginning with New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.<p>As of Oct. 6, New York City had already investigated 88 suspected or potential Ebola cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and …

Snapchat leaked pics came from Snapsaved.com, says researcher

Pictures and videos distributed online from around 200,000 Snapchat accounts almost certainly came from the Snapsaved.com third-party website, says a British security researcher who has studied their metadata.<p>But his investigation into the leak, nicknamed “The Snappening”, has raised questions …

Google finds that teens use voice search more than grownups

Want to do what all the cool kids do? Talk to your smartphone, apparently. Google has commissioned a study showing that American teens are considerably more likely to use voice search on their devices than adults. About 55 percent of the 18-and-under crowd uses Cortana, Google Voice Search or Siri …

98,000 Hacked Snapchat Photos and Videos Posted Online

Rumors that a massive collection of private Snapchat pictures and videos had been hacked surfaced on Friday, with claims on 4chan that the data would …

Fast-charging batteries will power your gadgets for 20 years

Fast-charging batteries are all nice and good, but the lifespan matters, too -- why should you have to replace power packs (or entire devices) every couple of years ? You may not have to give up performance <i>or</i> longevity if researchers at Nanyang Technology University have their way. They've …

Snapchat nude photos, videos reportedly leaked online

A Sunday event known as the "The Snappening" may have revealed compromising photos for an unknown number of Snapchat's users of a third-party website, according to The Guardian.<p>Hackers on Sunday posted photos and videos of Snapchat users, some of them underage, following through with a threat …

French bank, Twitter team up for money transfers via tweets

PARIS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - One of France’s largest banks is teaming up with social network Twitter Inc. (TWTR.N) this week to allow its customers to transfer money via tweets.<p>View of the BPCE banking group headquarters during the company's 2011 annual results presentation in Paris February 23, …

‘The Snappening’ Is Real: 90,000 Private Photos and 9,000 Hacked Snapchat Videos Leak Online

In the wake of widespread celebrity hacking, a third-party Snapchat client dubbed SnapSaved was reportedly breached, leading to the biggest leak of …

You can now tweet money to friends, if you live in France

Starting tomorrow, any French resident with a bank account and Twitter handle will be able to transfer money simply by tweeting it. The new service, dubbed S-money, was launched last month by French mega-bank BPCE and Twitter. It differs from Twitter's Buy Now, which lets users to pay for goods at …

Snapchat blames users of ‘illegal third-party apps’ for nude photo hack

<i>Updated October 13th: Snapsaved.com says it was hacked in a Facebook post. Details here. Snapsaved.com says 500 megabytes of images were effected by the breach. The company also says as soon as it discovered the attack it deleted all the contents of its website and database.</i><p>Thursday night a slew of …

Google Now Scores Higher Than Siri And Cortana On Massive Knowledge Quiz. An AI Breakthrough? Not So Fast.

Apple’s famous artificial intelligence agent is eating humble pie today. Ask Siri “Who is smarter, Siri or Google Now?” and Siri obligingly links to an article about a recent 3,086-question challenge that ranked Google Now as the top scorer.<p>Unfortunately for Siri, the quiz had some built-in biases. …

Google Now crushes Siri and Cortana in a head to head knowledge challenge

There is nothing sweeter than pulling out your phone, asking it a question, and getting back the one obscure piece of information you need to settle a debate or win a drunken bet. Smartphones from Google, Apple, and Microsoft all offer a personal assistant who claims to be flush with knowledge …

Thousands of Snapchat images may have been hacked via a third-party image-saving service

Advertisement<p>15 Comments<p>Credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images<p>The database of a Snapchat image-saving service — not associated with Snapchat itself — …

Late Ebola patient's kin blasts hospital

<b>(CNN) —</b> Thomas Eric Duncan is both the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States and the first person to die of the virus here.<p>Why?<p>Because, according to his nephew, staff at the Dallas hospital where he was treated "didn't even give him a chance."<p>"Nobody tried to help Eric," Josephus …