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US officials: Decision to name Sony culprit made carefully
Technology
Published in 8-1-2015
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Once U.S. officials determined that North Korea was behind a massive intrusion at Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., publicly announcing it was made part of the U.S. response, said Assistant Attorney General John Carlin, head of the Justice Department's National Security Division. Carlin appeared at a cybersecurity conference at Fordham University in New York, where he and other Obama adminis ...>>
Apple turns stores into galleries for iPad, iPhone artists
Technology
Published in 8-1-2015
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NEW YORK (AP) Apple is turning its retail stores into art galleries featuring the work of professional photographers and other artists who use iPads, iPhones and Mac computers to create. Mann, who recalls mowing lawns for a summer as a 7th grader to save up for his first, bright green iMac in 1998, says his use of an iPhone and high-end cameras is "split pretty even" when it comes to professiona ...>>
World Health Organization reports 7,905 Ebola deaths
Technology
Published in 1-1-2015
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The WHO says altogether some 20,206 cases of Ebola virus disease have been reported since the outbreak in December 2013. In Sierra Leone, there are signs the increase of new cases has slowed, but the agency says "the country's west is now experiencing the most intense transmission of all the affected countries."
GOP legislators thwart bids to expand Medicaid
Technology
Published in 1-1-2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) Governors across the political spectrum are hitting a roadblock in their bids to expand Medicaid with federal funds: While some of these governors themselves have criticized the president's health care law in general, they've come to see one component Medicaid expansion as too generous to reject. Partisan politics have driven states' Medicaid decisions ever sinc ...>>
In with the new: Snappy apps for 2015
Technology
Published in 1-1-2015
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(At least the parts that include empty beaches, cappuccinos with perfect foam hearts and smiling babies in clean clothes.) Its simplicity is part of its appeal. Instead of sharing one-off photos, Storehouse lets users combine photos, videos and words to share anything from a detailed recipe, to travel memories or a first-person documentary on the Yakuza. Many people also are familiar with Uber&# ...>>
Earthquake off coast shakes Northern California
Technology
Published in 1-1-2015
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An officer with the Ferndale City Police Department said some slight shaking was felt in the area early Thursday, but no damage or injuries were reported. The earthquake was about 250 miles northwest of the epicenter of a magnitude-6.0 temblor that caused extensive damage in Napa and the surrounding area on Aug. 24.
Testing anti-drinking drug with help of a fake bar
Technology
Published in 1-1-2015
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"The goal is to create almost a real-world environment, but to control it very strictly," said lead researcher Dr. Lorenzo Leggio, who is testing how a hormone named ghrelin that sparks people's appetite for food also affects their desire for alcohol, and if blocking it helps. Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute found the epilepsy drug gabapentin reduced relapses in drinkers who ...>>
US sues Sprint over company's wiretap expenses
Technology
Published in 4-3-2014
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The lawsuit filed federal court in San Francisco alleges that that subsidiary of Sprint Corp. collected unallowable expenses from the FBI, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and other government agencies while carrying out court-ordered wiretaps and other electronic intercepts of its customers. Communication companies ordered by courts to intercept customers' communications are all ...>>
Dish, Disney deal envisions Internet-delivered TV
Technology
Published in 4-3-2014
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The deal announced late Monday paves the way for Dish to offer live local broadcasts from ABC TV stations and programming from ABC Family, Disney Channel, ESPN and ESPN2 over mobile devices, set-top boxes and other means, similar to how Netflix's video streams are delivered today. Dish customers will also gain access for the first time to Disney's WatchESPN, Watch Disney, Watch ABC Fami ...>>
Alzheimer's buddy program pairs patients, students
Technology
Published in 4-3-2014
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In the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, Winship is giving a young medical student a close-up look at a devastating illness affecting millions of patients worldwide. The two are part of a "buddy" program pairing doctors-to-be with dementia patients, pioneered at Northwestern University and adopted at a handful of other medical schools. Besides offering students a unique perspective on a ...>>
Former NAACP president moves to venture capital
Technology
Published in 4-3-2014
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(AP) Just months after stepping down as head of the nation's largest civil rights organization, former NAACP President Benjamin Jealous is changing his career from an East Coast political activist to a West Coast venture capitalist, a switch he hopes will help further his goal of growing opportunities for blacks and Latinos in the booming tech economy. The Northern California native and sel ...>>
Apple CFO to retire, successor named
Technology
Published in 4-3-2014
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(AP) Apple's longtime Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer will retire in September and he'll be replaced by the company's corporate controller. Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company knew Maestri would ultimately succeed Oppenheimer when it recruited him as corporate controller a year ago.


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