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Agent Makes Your Smartphone A Little Bit Smarter

You can’t teach an old phone new tricks.<p>Hah! Just kidding. Of course you can. This isn’t 1998.<p>Agent is an app that aims to make your Android smartphone just a little bit smarter, using all of your phone’s sensors to detect what you’re up to and tweak your settings automatically. Driving? It’ll …

Aardvark founder Max Ventilla is trying to turn education on its head with AltSchool - http://trib.al/7Tecrhg

Amazon reports record breaking 'Black Friday'

Amazon said customers ordered four million items on "Black Friday" the highest in its 15 year history.<p>The largest online retailer in Britain, Amazon, said that record breaking sales on "Black Friday" were the highest in its 15 year history.<p>The announcement came less than 48 hours ahead of "Cyber …

eCommerce

Papyrus, Demand 5, Amazon Kindle and more are your app highlights of the week

<b>New</b><p>Demand 5 –Live in the UK and fancy some television shows when you’re on your phone? Then you might want to check out the Demand 5 app for Windows …

Apps

Jolla hopes to gain market share by letting Android device owners install Sailfish

Jolla, a company made up of ex-Nokia employees that were disappointed when the MeeGo project was killed, released its first flagship phone running Sailfish OS earlier this week.<p>Now, the company says it has big plans to attack the smartphone market head on by making Sailfish available for …

Digital era confounds the courts

The Founding Fathers weren’t big on texting.<p>Courts have long struggled to deal with key questions at the intersection of individual privacy and ever-advancing technology with little guidance from the Constitution or from prior cases – now judges and experts are hoping that’s about to change.<p>The …

Thousands Of Children As Young As 6 Work In Bolivia's Mines

Child labor is a reality in Bolivia, where an estimated one in three children work. But few face the danger of the country's child miners. A journalist who reported on the issue says some 3,000 children work in Bolivia's mines, children as young as 6. Some in Bolivia are trying to raise the working …

Divers search for clues to an epidemic killing millions of starfish - The Daily Nightly

Top researchers go on a fact-finding mission to figure out why millions of starfish are dying at an alarming rate on the West Coast, including Washington and all along the coast of California. NBC's Miguel Almaguer reports.<p><i>By Steven Louie, Associate Producer, NBC News</i><p>As dawn approaches, teams load …

Women Still Make Less Than Men For Same Work

Despite a host of local and state laws meant to create gender parity in the workplace, women of all education levels continue to be paid less than men for the same work. Heather Boushey, an economist with the Center for American Progress, talks about why the gender gap persists.<p>Transcript<p>ARUN RATH, …

Demographics

Joint appeal on Kenya refugee resourcing

Two years ago, the world's attention was riveted by the Horn of Africa crisis. The region was in the grips of a devastating drought, with famine in southern Somalia taking tens of thousands of lives.<p>In the Dadaab refugee camps in northern Kenya, we met Somali families whose stories of survival …