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Ebola Virus in West Africa Is New Strain, Scientists Say

The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain — evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists report.<p>"The source of the virus is still not known," but it was not imported from nearby countries, said Dr. …

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David Cameron: I am evangelical about Christian faith

Prime minister criticises some non-believers for failing to see that faith can give people a 'moral code'<p>David Cameron has declared himself an "evangelical" about his Christian faith as he criticised some non-believers for failing to grasp the role that religion can have in "helping people to have …

Some text messages purportedly from ferry passengers called fake

A passenger describes women screaming in the darkness. A father learns his child is trapped. A son, fearing death, tells his mother he loves her.<p>Investigators haven't said what caused a South Korean ferry boat carrying hundreds of passengers to capsize on Wednesday. But as rescuers searched frigid …

Apple and Shazam planning to team up for music identification feature built into iOS

Apple and Shazam are teaming up to build a music identification feature natively into iOS, according to a Bloomberg report. The feature will allow users to find the name and artist of a song that’s playing, likely with the option to download the song from the iTunes Store or create an new iTunes …

Yahoo Nominates One Of Its Co-Founders, A Stock Guru, And A Former Walmart CEO To Its Board

Call it Yahoo’s version of the butcher, the baker, and the candlestick maker. The venerable Internet firm today announced a trio of nominations to its board that could round out the sort of folks keeping tabs on its focus. Most interesting among the nominations is David Filo, a Yahoo …

Rumored Features for New iPads This Year & Next

Over recent days I’ve started seeing early talk of new iPads expected this late this year and in early 2015. Apple Insider has a report up, citing an analyst (Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI) with a respectable track record on these sort of subjects, that talks about some expected features for new iPads that …

EA won't let a server shutdown turn out the lights on old Battlefield games

Video games and movies crib ideas from each other quite a bit these days, but seeing Electronic Arts go back and save some of its fallen comrades is a bit unexpected. The outfit's announced that in the wake of GameSpy's back-end multiplayer tech going dark, it's transitioning three <i>Battlefield</i> games …

Where to buy Samsung's Galaxy S5

As some of you will probably know, today marks the global launch of Samsung's Galaxy S5 and wearable Gear range. And, as is the case with nearly all flagship phones, everyone wants a piece of the action. The GS5 is no different, so with high demand expected, it's up to mobile networks and retailers …

WeChat Says It Isn't Planning to Make Money Outside of China (Yet)

Messaging app WeChat (known as Weixin in China) hit the monetization switch last year and is already expected to rake in $1.1 billion in revenue this year.<p>However, that seems to be limited to China for now, where Weixin has gone beyond engaging with brands to create ‘Official Accounts’ to form an …

Exclusive: Malaysia starts investigating confused initial response to missing jet | Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia’s government has begun investigating civil aviation and military authorities to determine why opportunities to identify and track Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 were missed in the chaotic hours after it vanished, two officials said.<p>The preliminary internal …

Fears Solomon Islands death toll could rise

The government in the Solomon Islands has reported that at least 21 people died in the flash floods last week.<p>Since the rain has stopped, aid has been delivered to those most in need.<p>But there are concerns that the number could rise, and there are fears that diseases could spread among those …

How deep is deep? Imagining the MH370 search underwater

Just how hard is it to find a plane at the bottom of the ocean?<p>Imagine standing on a mountain top and trying to spot a suitcase on the ground below. Then imagine doing it in complete darkness.<p>That's basically what crews searching for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have been trying to do for a …