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Solar plane successfully departs from Hawaii with no fuel
Technology
Published in 22-4-2016
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KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) Two pilots are slowly carving their way into a new future of solar-powered flight as one of them embarks on the latest leg of their around-the-world journey in a plane powered only by the sun. The aircraft landed in Hawaii last July but was forced to stay in the islands after the plane's battery system sustained heat damage on its trip from Japan. Pilot Bertrand Piccar ...>>
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Alphabet spells big gains for investors, despite 1Q letdown
Technology
Published in 22-4-2016
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After lagging its peers in the early stages of Page's reign, the Internet's most powerful company has since delivered returns that trounced both the Standard & Poor's 500 and Apple shares. Since Page took the helm in 2011, Alphabet's stock has soared 163 percent, creating an additional $300 billion in shareholder wealth. Bringing in Porat has been "one of Larry's most si ...>>
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FBI head suggests agency paid more than $1M to access iPhone
Technology
Published in 22-4-2016
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Comey was asked during a question-and-answer session at an Aspen Security Forum event how much the FBI paid for the method from an unidentified third-party to access the phone. The Justice Department last month revealed that an entity outside the government had approached it with a method that could be used to open the phone used by Syed Farook, who along with his wife killed 14 people in the Dec ...>>
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Microsoft reports weak results despite turnaround effort
Technology
Published in 22-4-2016
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On Monday, IBM reported its 16th consecutive quarter of revenue decline, as commercial customers abandon the once-standard model of buying programs to install on their own computers, and instead use more software online. A day later, Intel said it's cutting 12,000 jobs as fewer people buy PCs that run on Intel processors, opting instead for mobile devices such as phones and tablets. While s ...>>
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Trump's Twitter provokes huge following, trouble
Technology
Published in 22-4-2016
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[...] Trump's habit has also come with collateral damage mostly because of the billionaire's penchant for elevating the comments of his fans to his 7.7 million followers, oftentimes without apparent concern for the source. Whoever these mysterious users are, they sometimes provide Trump with information that migrates into his social media assertions, campaign speeches and media intervie ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Solar plane successfully departs from Hawaii with no fuel
Technology
Published in 22-4-2016
    423 Visits
KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) Two pilots are slowly carving their way into a new future of solar-powered flight as one of them embarks on the latest leg of their around-the-world journey in a plane powered only by the sun. The aircraft landed in Hawaii last July but was forced to stay in the islands after the plane's battery system sustained heat damage on its trip from Japan. Pilot Bertrand Piccar ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Alphabet spells big gains for investors, despite 1Q letdown
Technology
Published in 22-4-2016
    465 Visits
After lagging its peers in the early stages of Page's reign, the Internet's most powerful company has since delivered returns that trounced both the Standard & Poor's 500 and Apple shares. Since Page took the helm in 2011, Alphabet's stock has soared 163 percent, creating an additional $300 billion in shareholder wealth. Bringing in Porat has been "one of Larry's most si ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
FBI head suggests agency paid more than $1M to access iPhone
Technology
Published in 22-4-2016
    244 Visits
Comey was asked during a question-and-answer session at an Aspen Security Forum event how much the FBI paid for the method from an unidentified third-party to access the phone. The Justice Department last month revealed that an entity outside the government had approached it with a method that could be used to open the phone used by Syed Farook, who along with his wife killed 14 people in the Dec ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Microsoft reports weak results despite turnaround effort
Technology
Published in 22-4-2016
    723 Visits
On Monday, IBM reported its 16th consecutive quarter of revenue decline, as commercial customers abandon the once-standard model of buying programs to install on their own computers, and instead use more software online. A day later, Intel said it's cutting 12,000 jobs as fewer people buy PCs that run on Intel processors, opting instead for mobile devices such as phones and tablets. While s ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Obama: Wounds don't end service for US military members
Technology
Published in 15-4-2016
    205 Visits
WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama says the sight of wounded service members riding bicycles is a reminder that service doesn't end when they take off the uniform. The ride was established to raise awareness of U.S. service members who suffer the physical and psychological effects of combat.
Reference: www.chron.com
El Nino weakens, here comes La Nina, meteorologists say
Technology
Published in 15-4-2016
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center on Thursday reported that the current strong El Nino is weakening but likely to stick around a couple more months. [...] NOAA issued a formal watch for a fall arrival of La Nina, saying there is a 70 percent chance for the flip side of El Nino. Prediction center deputy director Mike Halpert said it often means d ...>>
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Strong quake kills 2, injures 45 in Japan
Technology
Published in 15-4-2016
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Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at least 19 houses collapsed, and hundreds of calls came in reporting building damage and people buried under debris or trapped inside. "Because of the night darkness, the extent of damage is still unclear," he said. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters that the government has mobilized police, firefighters and self-defense troops for ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Deep in the virtual world: A newbie's first brush with VR
Technology
Published in 15-4-2016
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NEW YORK (AP) My descent from the boat, gliding through schools of fish and clouds of phosphorescent jellyfish, seemed to be going pretty smoothly. With the debut of new VR headsets from Facebook's Oculus unit, Samsung and Sony over the past few months, virtual reality hype has been off the charts. To its proponents, it's the Next Great Thing, a whole new way of "immersing" (a word yo ...>>
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Microsoft sues US over secret demands for customer data
Technology
Published in 15-4-2016
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Microsoft sued the U.S. government for demanding access to user emails or online files in secret, saying a provision of a 1986 law that authorities use for such undisclosed searches is unconstitutional. Law enforcement officials want freedom to view a treasure trove of information including emails, photos and financial records that customers are storing on electronic gadgets ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Obama: Wounds don't end service for US military members
Technology
Published in 15-4-2016
    304 Visits
WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama says the sight of wounded service members riding bicycles is a reminder that service doesn't end when they take off the uniform. The ride was established to raise awareness of U.S. service members who suffer the physical and psychological effects of combat.
Reference: www.chron.com


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