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Poverty Produces Smaller Brains

The rich really are different, at least when it comes to their brains. In two separate studies, researchers found that experiencing poverty in early …

Kraft recalls 96,000 lbs of hot dogs after packaging problem

(Photo: Courtesy FSIS)<p>×<p>Kraft recalls 96,000 lbs of hot dogs after packaging problem<p>(Photo: Courtesy FSIS)<p>WASHINGTON — Kraft is recalling 96,000 …

First Earth-size planet that may hold water confirmed

Just as real-estate prices in parts of North America have started to get expensive again, NASA says it has confirmed for the first time the existence of an Earth-like planet that may hold liquid water.<p>The planet is Kepler-186f and was discovered with NASA's Kepler telescope, originally launched in …

Facebook reportedly tinkering with its own mobile ad network

Facebook is about to step up its mobile ad game.<p>The social network will soon join the likes of Google and Apple with the launch of a mobile advertising network that leverages its database of user information to serve up better targeted ads, according to a Recode report. The social network will …

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Urgent manhunt for 2 escaped inmates<p>Major flash flooding pummels the Midwest<p>Protestors, politicians demand change on immigration policy<p>Armed …

Tech companies produce original shows for Web TV

Even as thousands of network shows fight for eyeballs, technology companies like Netflix, Amazon, Microsoft and Yahoo are flooding the Internet with original programming.<p>Even traditional TV broadcasters like NBCUniversal have ordered a slate of made-for-Web TV series, including a quirky buddy …

The Rise of Big Data Brings Tremendous Possibilities and Frightening Perils

Debates are raging about whether big data still holds the promise that was expected or whether it was just a big bust. The failure of the much-hyped Google Flu Trends to accurately predict peak flu levels since August 2011 has heightened the concerns.<p>In my mind, there is no doubt that data …

Airbnb Takes New Funding At A $10 Billion Valuation

The Wall Street Journal says the investment number is $450 million.<p>It is not a surprise that the fund-raise or the valuation is that high — Airbnb is a transactional app and website through which 11 million people have booked stays in 34,000 cities.<p>CEO Brian Chesky once said in 2012 he believed …

Darpa is building a silent motorcycle for stealthy raids

Special Forces teams are all about silently penetrating remote areas and executing complex, lightning-fast raids. Now Darpa is developing a new …

'I Am Sorry': Ferry Captain Explains Delay in Evacuation

The captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized and sank, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, apologized Saturday as he was led off to jail in handcuffs after his arrest.<p>"I am sorry to the people of South Korea for causing a disturbance and I bow my head in apology to the families of the …

Evernote And Moleskine Team Up To Create Smart Business Notebook

The notebook is geared toward workers jotting down notes in meetings.<p>Evernote and Moleskine are at it again. The two companies have partnered up to create a special notebook for Evernote users geared toward enterprise customers.<p>The primary difference between the Evernote Business Notebook and the …

Productivity

Google Fiber Is Rolling Out For Kansas City Businesses

It’s been nearly a year and a half since Google switched on its 1Gbps internet and TV service in Kansas City. In that time, Google Fiber has been slowly rolling out to residential areas. (This reporter might have it this year, if he’s lucky.) For the most part, though, businesses have been left out …

Seagate's LaCie Admits to Yearlong Breach of Customer Card Data

If you bought something on the site in the last year, call your bank.<p>LaCie, the French hard drive company, admitted yesterday that it has suffered a significant breach of its e-commerce systems lasting nearly a year.<p>The company posted a notification to customers on its site yesterday saying that …

Facebook Will Be “Unbundling The Big Blue App” Through Its Creative Labs

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg sat down with The New York Times’ Farhad Manjoo to discuss Facebook and its future, and much of the discussion centered on Creative Labs, the new internal initiative at Facebook that’s playing more with products outside the core social networking site, or spun out …

Building blocks: how Project Ara is reinventing the smartphone

In a spare, drab office park in Sunnyvale, California, a bunch of two-by-fours and foamboard have been nailed together into a makeshift model of a shipping container. Inside, a bare, unlit Edison bulb hangs from a wire, over some simple IKEA furniture and a table with Lego blocks on it. The blocks …

'Violence and incitement': US, allies scramble to ease new Ukraine standoff

The Obama administration and Western allies were scrambling to ease another crisis in Ukraine as pro-Russian protesters seized or blocked government buildings in what U.S. officials said was clearly Moscow's doing.<p>U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power sparred late Sunday with her Russian …

‘None of the Web companies are doing anything’ to protect you, say security pros

Tech giants are struggling to protect your privacy. More to the point, they’re struggling to protect themselves from public criticism.<p>And security experts say the biggest companies of them all aren’t doing nearly enough to safeguard consumers. Instead, they’re piling on the features and benefits to …

Facebook reportedly planning money storage and transfer services

Facebook is reportedly planning to take a step into financial services, allowing users in select regions to store money online to use for making payments and transferring funds to others. According to the <i>Financial Times</i>, Facebook could obtain regulatory approval in Ireland to begin offering these …

Akamai Heartbleed patch not a fix after all

Akamai, the network provider that handles nearly one-third of the Internet's traffic, released a Heartbleed patch to the community on Friday, saying that it would protect against the critical Web threat. Now it appears that's not the case.<p>Writing on his company's blog Sunday night, Akamai chief …

Information Security

Journalist: I was assaulted on street for wearing Google Glass

There's a temptation to believe that San Francisco is in the middle of severe social tensions around tech.<p>When Yahoo buses are vomited upon and Google lawyers are the targets of a protest for allegedly evicting teachers from their homes, you'd conceive that things can only get worse.<p>And then …

Google Glass

Built By You: Google-Owned Waze's Biggest Asset is Community

Navigation app Waze hit the headlines over the past week for the $1.15 billion that Google paid to acquire it last year – not to mention hints that the company might not have <i>quite</i> been ready to become a small cog in a big machine.<p>Now several months down the line from the closure of that deal, TNW …

​Staples is launching an in-store 3D printing service

First it sold select 3D printers in stores, then it sold print-by-mail services in Europe -- now Staples is offering US customers a chance to print objects on-demand and on-site. The company's launch event is focusing on the fun side of 3D printing, serving up action figures and personalized …

Three Ways to Be a Better Listener

Learning another language is like being a toddler. I live in Vietnam and I need to express myself daily: what I want to eat, where I need to go or sharing the magnificence of yesterday's sunset. The problem is I am plagued with a communication restraint because I'm barely on the inside and still on …

400 Students Arrested at White House in Protest of Keystone XL Pipeline

March 10, 2014 | <i>Revolution</i> Newspaper | revcom.us<p>March 2, Washington, D.C.—Over 1,000 young people protested in the streets and at the White House …