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The Largest Update to HTTP in 16 Years Has Been Finalized

Today, the next major version of HTTP took a big step toward becoming a reality; it’s been officially finalized and now moves towards being fully standardized.<p>According to a blog by Mark Nottingham, the chair of the IETF HTTP Working Group, the standard was completed today and is on its way to the …

Apple files for a patent to move its fingerprint scanner from the home button to underneath the touchscreen

With the introduction of Apple Pay last year, it is safe to say Apple's TouchID fingerprint-scanning technology is here to stay — but its location might not be.<p>According to Apple Insider, Apple has filed for a new patent called "Fingerprint Sensor in an Electronic Device," which details how its …

Touchscreens

Africa's new breed of solar energy entrepreneurs

<b>African economies may be booming, but continued growth and quality of life are being jeopardised by lack of power.</b><p>The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates 585 million people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity, with the electrification rate as low as 14.2% in rural areas.<p>The …

검사들 실수 담은 ‘오답노트’, 무죄 판결 받은 사건 모아보니… : 뉴스 : 동아닷컴

#사건 1. 이비인후과 의사 오모 씨(42)는 2012년 4월 병원 진료실에서 한 살배기 아들을 안고 진료의자에 앉아 있는 강모 씨(35·여)의 오른쪽 정강이에 자신의 주요 부위를 밀착해 문지른 혐의(강제추행)로 기소됐다. 오 씨는 혐의를 강하게 부인했고 결국 …

President Maduro Suggested The Very Thing That Could Set Venezuela Off

But last week, according to Bloomberg, President Nicolas Maduro suggested that the country may have to take one measure that has put hundreds of thousands of bodies in the street protesting in the past — raising gas prices.<p>The oil rich, cash poor country has always given Venezuelans a major break …

Venezuela

By Making A Game Out Of Rejection, A Man Conquers Fear

<i>Fear is one of the strongest and most basic of human emotions, and it's the focus of Fearless, the second episode of</i> Invisibilia<i>, NPR's new show on the invisible forces that shape human behavior.</i><p><i>This segment of the show explores how a man decided to conquer his fear of rejection by getting rejected</i> …

10 Safest Low-Cost Airlines In The World

The low-cost airline business model has only been around for a couple of decades, but it has developed a major presence in the airline business.<p>According to PWC, low-cost airlines account for more than 25% of the world's aviation business.<p>From a pool of 449 carriers around the world, …

Aviation

When will man become machine?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1128000/1128605_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534401253_0a84319a8da315d61427419665af5bbf<p><b>"I think the development of full artificial intelligence [AI] could spell the end of the human race."</b><p>Professor Stephen Hawking's verdict …

Singularity

The best (new and free) apps of 2014

Whether you're looking for something to tap through while relaxing over the holidays or expecting to unwrap your first smartphone or tablet this season, you'll want to download some apps to get the most out of your new digital device.<p>With more than 1.3 million apps at Apple's App Store for iPhone, …

Lessons From Oil’s Black Friday

Long before it referred to consumers storming through shopping malls, “Black Friday” stood for a dire day in the financial markets. On Friday, Sept. 24, 1869, an attempt by mogul Jay Gould and his cronies to corner the gold market failed and the price of gold fell 18% in 56 minutes—sending many …

This Old Nintendo Game Quadrupled In Price In Just A Week

Using the game, hackers could install "homebrew" software onto the 3DS. Nintendo quickly pulled it from the digital download store, according to VentureBeat. That made the game hard — but not impossible — to find.<p>Homebrew refers to games, apps, emulators, etc., made by consumers and that can be …

Twitter plans to collect data on the apps you’ve downloaded to serve more targeted ads

Twitter’s going to be getting a little more nosy. According to Recode, the company is looking to collect more information about its users to make ads more effective.<p>With an upcoming update to its mobile apps, Twitter will begin amassing information on what apps its users have downloaded onto their …

If email is dead, why so many new email products?

For years we’ve heard that email is circling the drain. Too much noise. Too much spam. Too distracting. Young people text. Blah blah blah. Given all …

Unmanned US rocket Antares explodes during launch

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1119000/1119578_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534431892_834757dc3bcf8703f0c8fd1b4d264502<p><b>An unmanned supply rocket bound for the International Space Station has exploded shortly after its launch from the US state of Virginia.</b><p>Antares, built …

Space Exploration

Tesla closes on free Nevada land for gigafactory

Tesla Motors today closed its deal to acquire the 980-acre site in an industrial park outside Reno where it has already begun pouring concrete for a …

Jobless claims drop to their lowest level in 14 years

Initial jobless claims have hit the lowest level since April 2000, the latest sign of the labor market’s strength at a time when U.S. stocks have …

6 Die In Dengue Virus Outbreak In Southern China That Has Infected More Than 23,000

BEIJING (AP) — The dengue virus has killed six people and infected more than 23,000 in southern China's worst outbreak of the mosquito-transmitted disease in about two decades, officials said Tuesday.<p>Authorities in worst-affected Guangdong province attribute the severity of this year's outbreak to …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Happiness

EPL 주요팀 여름 이적시장 결산

[골닷컴] 김현민 기자 = 9월 2일(한국 시간) 오전을 끝으로 뜨거웠던 2014/15 시즌 여름 이적 시장도 대망의 막을 내렸다. '세계인의 축구 네트워크' Goal.com은 잉글리시 프리미어 리그(이하 EPL) 주요팀들의 여름 이적 시장을 결산해 보았다(순서는 지난 시즌 순위순)<p><b># 맨체스터 시티</b><p>In: 바카리 사냐(아스널), 윌리 카바예로(말라가), 브루노 수쿨리니(라싱 클럽), 엘리아킴 망갈라 & 페르난두(포르투), 프랭크 램파드(뉴욕 시티, 임대) : 지출 총액 5450만 파운드<p>Out: 하비 가르시아(제니트), 잭 …

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Design

Why Apple’s mobile-payments system might actually work

Despite a lot of investment and even more hype, mobile payments haven’t really taken off. While the idea of using a mobile phone or other device to quickly and securely pay for things sounds appealing, only between 3% and 7% of consumers in the US and Europe use their phones to buy coffee, books, …

Mobile

Google set to reveal Android One budget phone hardware in India on September 15th

Not everyone is interested in paying for premium handsets, and Google knows that in many parts of the world, shelling out five or six hundred dollars for a One, G3 or Galaxy S5 simply isn't an option. The Android One initiative is how Google plans to bring a better experience to folks buying budget …

Naked celebrity hack: security experts focus on iCloud backup theory

Security experts are warning that there could be many more compromised celebrity iCloud accounts after examining file data from pictures stolen from stars including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton.<p>One theory gaining ground is that many of the pictures had been accumulated by one hacker over a …

New Drug May Revolutionize Heart Failure Treatment

An experimental drug could be one of the greatest advances in protecting against heart failure in more than 25 years, cutting the risk of death or hospitalization due to the condition by 20 percent, researchers said. The drug — currently called LCZ696 — produced by the Swiss company Novartis cut …

Medicine

Card fraud in Asia-Pacific 'costs banks $400m a year'

Card fraud in Asia costs banks $400m (£241m) a year and is rising by 20%-25% a year, according to the software analytics firm Fico.<p>It's a growing challenge for the industry as consumers in the region increasingly conduct transactions or shop online.<p>The BBC's Ashleigh Nghiem spoke to Fico's …

Asia Pacific

On Labor Day, Obama campaigns for minimum-wage hike

President Obama touted a rebounding economy, campaigned for a minimum wage and fired up union workers at a Labor Day festival in Milwaukee on Monday.<p>In a campaign-style speech to a friendly union audience of about 6,000, Obama also castigated Republicans who are in "lockstep opposition to …

Without radar, missile may not have identified jet

LONDON (AP) — If Ukrainian rebels shot down the Malaysian jetliner, killing 298 people, it may have been because they didn't have the right systems …