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Surplus food for the homeless is just an app away

"Imagine a football stadium filled to its brim. That's how much food goes wasted every single day in America."<p>Komal Ahmad, CEO of Feeding Forward

Silicon Valley

Super-Cheap Gadget Tests For HIV Using Your Smartphone

Testing for HIV just got a whole lot easier.<p>A team led by Samuel K. Sia, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia University, has devised a smartphone accessory that can test for HIV and syphilis in 15 minutes. The dongle plugs into the phone's headphone jack and uses an app to …

Apple is investing $850 million to build a giant solar farm that will power its new headquarters

The company is partnering with First Solar on an ambitious renewable energy project<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook told an audience at the Goldman Sach's Technology and Internet conference that the company is very focused on making environmentally responsible decisions. As proof, he offered up a piece of news. …

Men Are Using Uber's Lost-And-Found Feature To Harass Female Drivers

Several women have also complained that a feature created to protect drivers, the anonymized number Uber provides to passengers, opens them up to harassment from passengers because they are not deactivated weeks later.<p>Laurie N. had only been driving for Uber for three days when she was confronted …

Samsung swears its smart TVs aren't eavesdropping on you

Over the weekend, quite a few people panicked at the phrasing of Samsung's smart TV privacy policy. Its warning that third parties would get your sensitive spoken info conjured up images of Orwellian telescreens spying on their viewers. The reaction was largely paranoia (this was just a description …

Privacy

IBM’s Watson supercomputer learns Japanese, set for robot launch

IBM’s Watson supercomputer is learning Japanese as the tech giant attempts to extend the reach of its supercomputing technology.<p>Watson, famous for its appearance on the quiz show "Jeopardy," is at the center of an alliance between IBM and Japanese telecom heavyweight SoftBank, which was announced …

This crazy kettle heats only the water you need

A 2013 report found, in the UK alone, £68 million was being wasted every year from one single factor: overfilling kettles. That is the cost of electricity used to boil water that then never gets used. Of course, it's difficult to gauge exactly how much water you'll need for one cup when filling …

InterAct

Republican FCC commissioners: Net neutrality plan misleads the American people

Republicans on the Federal Communications Commission and in Congress question the White House's influence over the agency, and claim dire consequences if the broadband industry undergoes stricter regulations.<p>Republicans aren't happy with the Federal Communications Commission's plan to regulate the …

JetBlue to Become First Airline to Accept Apple Pay In-Flight

Passengers on select JetBlue Airways flights will be able to use Apple Pay to purchase things in-flight starting next week, according to <i>USA Today</i>. It will become the first airline to accept Apple Pay in-flight.<p>Starting next week, passengers on select JetBlue Airways flights can use Apple Pay on …

Death of Kayla Mueller, American Held by Islamic State, Is Confirmed

President Obama Vows to Bring Justice to Those Responsible for Death<p>WASHINGTON—Kayla Jean Mueller, the last American hostage known to be held by Islamic State extremists, was confirmed dead by her relatives and the White House on Tuesday.<p>Ms. Mueller’s parents received what U.S. officials described …

The White House