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Uber Integrates PayPal's New SDK Into Its Mobile Apps To Offer New Ways To Pay

Uber and PayPal have teamed up to integrate the payment system into the private car service’s mobile apps. Through this partnership, Uber customers can opt to pay through other means besides their credit cards. Not all users will be able to participate right now — it’s launching in five select …

Google working on RAW support and improved camera features for Android

Nokia may be the first to have delivered RAW photography in a smartphone, but there's evidence to suggest that Google isn't too far behind. A month-old batch of code, recently spotted by app developer Josh Brown, reveals that work has been underway on a new Android camera API that could allow …

Google reaches privacy settlement with 37 states

NEW YORK -- Google reached a $17 million settlement with 37 states and the District of Columbia over a privacy case involving the use of third party "cookies" in Apple's Safari Web browsers. Cookies are the small files used by advertisers to collect certain data about Web surfers.<p>Attorney generals …

First Fuel Rods Plucked From Tsunami-Damaged Fukushima Plant

Workers at Japan's Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power station successfully completed the first day of a delicate operation to remove radioactive fuel rods from a reactor damaged in the March 2011 tsunami.<p>The fuel rods were removed from the Unit 4 reactor, which was offline at the time the tsunami …

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Using Birth Control Pills May Increase Women's Glaucoma Risk

Taking birth control pills may increase a woman's risk of eye disease later in life, a study finds, because they may reduce protective levels of estrogen.<p>Doctors have long known that cells in the eye have estrogen receptors. But in the past few years they've started looking into whether the changes …

Heart experts debate who should take statins

Two professors say a flawed formula may overestimate people's risk of heart disease.<p>People who are wondering whether they should take cholesterol-lowering medications may be scratching their heads today, more confused than ever.<p>Last week the American Heart Association and the American College of …

Haiti clashes as protesters demand President Martelly resign

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1029000/1029231_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532541717_ac055d679ce55d1aec9b0e77e364b3da<p><b>Protesters in Haiti have clashed with police as thousands rallied to demand the resignation of President Michel Martelly.</b><p>The police fired tear gas to try …

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Surprise? Global carbon emissions to set new record in 2013

Global emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide are on course to rise yet again in 2013, reaching a new high of nearly 40 billion tons, according to figures released Monday by researchers who track emissions around the globe.<p>The projected 2.1 percent rise over 2012 figures "is not a surprise …

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Mayor Rob Ford stripped of powers after heated Toronto council vote

Rob Ford, the embattled mayor of Toronto, was stripped of many of his powers on Monday after a heated city council debate during which he knocked over a woman councillor and heckled members of the public.<p>In a series of votes, the council voted to cut his office budget by 60%, and allow members of …

'Off the charts' November storms led to record-breaking tornadoes

The November tornadoes that raked the Midwest were unusual, possibly even record-breaking, but they had been forecast three days in advance. For some residents, though, the warning wouldn't be enough.<p>On Monday, emergency officials and damage experts were picking through the wreckage of what …