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Google, Cisco sign deal to avoid future patent squabbles

The new patent cross-licensing agreement is designed to protect both companies from patent lawsuits.<p>Google and Cisco have formed a new agreement to ward off potential patent trolls.<p>The agreement gives each company a license to the other's patent portfolio and covers a wide range of products and …

Turkish engineers get $2.5M for Hazelcast, an open source in-memory data grid for Java

In Turkey, a group of five engineers developed an elegant solution to tackle one of the biggest challenges for Java developers.<p>This solution, dubbed Hazelcast, is designed to prevent enterprise applications from drowning in data. Developers need a better way to manage all this data, while ensuring …

North Korea fires short-range missiles

North Korea has launched three short-range guided missiles, according to a report by the South Korean news agency Yonhap.<p>Citing defense ministry sources in Seoul, Yonhap said the missiles had crashed into the Sea of Japan, off the eastern coast of the Korean peninsula.<p>Two rockets were launched this …

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Mount Everest Melting; Climate Change Likely To Blame, Say Researchers

For years, scientists have worried about the impact of climate change in the invaluable Himalayan region. Recent research seems to confirm worries that a warming world is melting one of Earth's most iconic, not to mention tallest, summits: Mount Everest.<p>The research was presented this week during a …

Scientists agree on climate change. So why doesn’t everyone else?

Here's a finding that shouldn't be all that surprising: Since 1991, roughly 97 percent of all published scientific papers that take a position on the question agree that humans are warming the planet.<p>That stat comes from this extensive new survey led by John Cook and Dana Nuccitelli, who run the …

Living On Bitcoin For A Week: The Expense Report

A few readers asked if I would provide the (very convoluted) ledger from my week of living on Bitcoin. Here is the accounting, including how I spent my Bitcoin and the value of that Bitcoin in U.S. dollars at the time I spent it. You’ll see the week was not just an exercise in living on Bitcoin but …

Google Hangouts Easter eggs include shy dinosaurs and stampeding ponies

Google included some fun user-facing features in its new Hangouts messaging product, such as a massive suite of over 800 emoji characters. While the company advertises the emoji icons as a feature, it has unsurprisingly included some hidden Easter eggs, as well. As detailed by Google employee …