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White House defends Biden after gaffes, apologies to allies | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House defended Vice President Joe Biden on Monday after he was forced to call leaders in Turkey and the United Arab Emirates to apologize for remarks he made suggesting they had supported Islamist militants in Syria.<p>U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks with …

U.S. working on new screenings for Ebola but no travel ban

WASHINGTON/DALLAS (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Monday that the government would develop expanded screening of airline passengers for Ebola, both in the West African countries hit by the disease and the United States.<p>The first patient diagnosed with the disease on U.S. soil, Thomas …

Nepal bus crash kills 29 people and injures dozens

<b>An overloaded bus in western Nepal has plunged off a road into a gorge, killing at least 29 people and injuring dozens, police say.</b><p>Most passengers were reportedly travelling to meet their families to celebrate the Hindu Dashain festival.<p>Police said the bus was carrying more than 100 people, far …

US health providers expand their Ebola precautions

NEW YORK (AP) — Public hospitals in New York City are so concerned about Ebola, they've secretly been sending actors with mock symptoms into emergency rooms to test how well the triage staffs identify and isolate possible cases.<p>A small Ohio hospital has hung up signs imploring patients to let …

Disease

Brilliantly realistic CG head bridges the uncanny valley

When you watch a CG animated human, there's always something that's not quite right; the texture of the skin, for instance; or, one that's always noticeable, the way the lips move around the teeth.<p>While we're not entirely sure that Australian artist Chris Jones's creation has solved that particular …

Robotics

Forget Apple. Make your own smartwatch with TinyScreen

The tech world has seen a trend toward bigger screens. There are increasingly large televisions. There's the iPhone 6 Plus. The aptly named TinyScreen from Tiny Circuits is making a name for itself on Kickstarter by bucking the super-sized trend and instead taking a minimized approach. The …

Smartwatches

Adobe Creative Cloud App for Android Arrives in Preview

Over the weekend, Adobe quietly released a Creative Cloud app for Android. It’s labeled as a “preview” in the Play Store, however, which means there could be a few bugs and missing features.<p>If you’re invested in Adobe’s ecosystem of professional, design-focused applications, you can use the …

AT&T Apologizes After Worker Improperly Accesses Customer Info

Personal information, including Social Security numbers and other account data, for "a limited number of customers" was accessed.<p>AT&T is apologizing for an incident in which one of its workers improperly accessed account information for a limited number of customers.<p>“We take our customers’ privacy …

Amazon's Kindle Fire will come with free news from the Washington Post

Jeff Bezos runs Amazon and owns the <i>Washington Post</i> -- is it any surprise that those two entities might start getting a little cozy? According to a new report from <i>BusinessWeek</i>, the a group of folks at the Post are working on a sort of curated Washington Post app that'll be preloaded on the …