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Meet Cyanogen, The Startup That Wants To Steal Android From Google

It’s a little hard to take Kirt McMaster seriously at first. He tends to run on his own schedule, and when he shows up 20 minutes late for a meeting on a recent weekday, there’s not so much as a mention of his tardiness, let alone an apology. In black jeans, a black hoodie that looks a half-size …

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Artie Lange Has Been Pulled From Thursday’s @midnight For His ESPN Slave Joke On Twitter

It certainly didn’t take too long for folks to get extremely upset over Artie Lange’s Tweets from yesterday. We covered the comic’s posts pertaining to ESPN First Take’s Cari Champion a little earlier, but it would seem that other groups got involved and now Lange has been removed from a scheduled …

See How Ebola's Spread Compares to Other Deadly Outbreaks

When the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) compared Ebola to AIDS last week, he introduced a new note of urgency to …

Makers of KitKat and MilkyWay join Ebola fight

The world's largest chocolate companies are joining the fight against Ebola.<p>West Africa is where most of the world's cocoa beans are grown and the companies are concerned that the virus could disrupt supply of the raw material for chocolate. Already, wholesale cocoa prices have been soaring in …

Ebola Is Coming. A Travel Ban Won't Stop Outbreaks

Ebola has officially gone global.<p>The World Health Organization recently confirmed that a Spanish nurse was the first case of transmission outside Africa. Now it seems the first patient diagnosed in the United States transmitted the disease before he died.<p>More outbreaks are on their way.<p>While …

CDC Chief Says U.S. Must 'Rethink' Ebola Response

WASHINGTON -- The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the government would change its response to Ebola after officials confirmed Sunday a Dallas health care worker had been infected with the virus.<p>"We have to rethink the way we address Ebola control," CDC director Tom …

Ebola screenings at Heathrow airport receive mixed response

The first passengers to experience screening for Ebola at Heathrow airport have came through the arrival gates with a mixture of bemusement and mild disappointment.<p>Sorious Samura, a journalist who travelled via Brussels from Monrovia in Liberia, said staff had asked passengers as they alighted …

Dallas nurse infected with Ebola gets blood transfusion from survivor

A Dallas nurse who caught Ebola while treating a Liberian patient who died of the disease has received a plasma transfusion donated by a doctor who beat the virus.<p>Ebola has killed more than 4,000 people nearly all of them in West Africa in an outbreak the World Health Organisation has called “the …

U.S. nurses: Our hospitals are unprepared for Ebola

<b>Healthcare workers load a man suspected of suffering from the Ebola virus onto an ambulance in Kenema, Sierra Leone, Sept. 24, 2014. (AP/Tanya Bindra)</b><p>Healthcare workers on the front lines are sounding an alarm (of sorts) about our preparedness to treat the disease<p>Timothy McGrath<p>October 14, 2014 …

Texas nurse fighting Ebola receives blood transfusion from survivor Dr Kent Brantly - who also matched blood types with two others struck by the deadly virus in the U.S.

The Texan nurse diagnosed with Ebola has received a blood transfusion from survivor Dr Kent Brantly.<p>It is the third time Dr Brantly has donated blood …

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The Dumb Republican Calls for a Travel Ban to Fight Ebola

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), who is clearly positioning himself for a possible 2016 presidential run, issued a press release noting that the ban …

Dallas nurse infected with Ebola identified

Health officials scrambled to learn how a Dallas health care worker caught Ebola at a Texas hospital where she had cared for a man who died from the deadly virus.<p>The woman was identified Monday as nurse Nina Pham, her family confirmed.<p>Pham, 26, became infected while treating Thomas Eric Duncan, the …

Mark Zuckerberg gives $25M to fight Ebola

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are giving $25 million to the CDC Foundation to help fight the Ebola epidemic.<p>In a Facebook post, Zuckerberg said the viral outbreak is "at a critical turning point."<p>"It has infected 8,400 people so far, but it is spreading …

UN medical official dies of Ebola in German hospital

A UN employee infected with Ebola has died in Germany, officials say.<p>The 56-year-old Sudanese man had been flown from Liberia to Leipzig last Thursday, where he received treatment at a specialist unit at the St Georg clinic.<p>On his arrival, doctors at the hospital described his condition as “highly …

‘A teenage girl bled to death over two days’: Ebola nurses describe life and death on the frontline

Bridget Mulrooney, 36<br>American nurse working for the International Medical Corps in Bong County, Liberia<p>I was working as a travel nurse at a children’s hospital in California when I got an email from International Medical Corps asking if I was interested in deploying to Liberia to help fight Ebola. …

UN medical worker dies of Ebola in Germany

A German hospital has said that a UN medical worker who was infected with Ebola in Liberia has died despite "intensive medical procedures".<p>The St Georg hospital in Leipzig said on Tuesday that the 56-year-old man, whose name has not been released, died overnight of the infection. It released no …

How to remove a bodysuit after treating an Ebola patient

How hard or easy is it to catch Ebola?<p>On the one hand, we are told it is possible to avoid, but we also know that in two developed countries nurses have been infected despite the use of body suits.<p>BBC Newsnight's Evan Davis spoke to Dr Colin Brown, who has spent time working with Ebola patients in …

Ebola Panic As Video Captures Moment Plane Is Quarantined At Boston's Logan Airport (VIDEO)

Panic-stricken passengers have recorded the moment emergency workers in protective suits removed five people on board a flights from Dubai who were …

Ebola screening begins at Heathrow airport

<b>Passengers arriving at Heathrow airport from Ebola-affected countries have been screened by health officials.</b><p>The government said "a few passengers" had their temperatures checked and filled in a health questionnaire at Terminal 1 on Tuesday.<p>Screening will be extended to Heathrow's other terminals …

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Ebola Kills United Nations Medic at Hospital in Leipzig, Germany

BERLIN - A United Nations medical worker who was infected with Ebola in Liberia has died despite "intensive medical procedures," authorities said Tuesday. The St. Georg hospital in Leipzig said the 56-year-old man, whose name has not been released, died overnight of the infection. It released no …

Ebola: plane quarantined at Boston airport after passengers show symptoms – video

Emergency teams dressed in protective suits board a plane on the runway at Boston's international airport after it arrived from Dubai with five passengers showing flu-like symptoms. Health officials later ruled out Ebola from the five passengers

Ebola Could Spike to 10,000 New Cases a Week Without Action, WHO Says

A World Health Organization official says there could be up to 10,000 new cases of Ebola per week within two months. WHO assistant director-general Dr. Bruce Aylward says if the response to the Ebola crisis isn't stepped up within 60 days, "a lot more people will die" and there will be a huge need …

Error in Dallas may have exposed others to Ebola, CDC chief says

The misstep that allowed a Texas nurse to contract Ebola while treating a patient may have exposed others to the virus, the nation's leading healthcare official said Monday as experts stepped up scrutiny of medical workers at the hospital where the breach occurred.<p>The second case of Ebola diagnosed …

Microsoft’s new Surface Hub brings pen customization to the Surface Pro 3

Microsoft has released a Surface Hub app this weekend to improve the functionality of the stylus on the Surface Pro 3. After updating the pen firmware earlier this week, Microsoft’s Surface Hub brings two customization options that Surface Pro 3 owners have been asking for: custom pressure …

Flight attendants want to bring back gadget ban during takeoff and landing

Frequent travelers might be happy that the FAA now allows the use of phones during takeoff and landing, but the biggest union of flight attendants (60,000 strong) in the country sure isn't. The union's lawyer has just attempted to get the FAA's decision overturned in the Court of Appeals, arguing …