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Sony tries to make its pricy Vue TV service more popular
Technology
Published in 13-11-2015
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NEW YORK (AP) Sony is trying to get more people on its TV service by allowing customers to sign up without a PlayStation. The company has added a couple markets and said last week that Disney-owned channels are coming. That could make Vue a bit more competitive with Dish's Sling TV, which costs $20 a month for 20 channels. Sony Vue starts at $50 a month for about 50 channels, including Fo ...>>
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Rings and pacifiers: Health gadgets get sophisticated
Technology
Published in 13-11-2015
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"Wellness" computers that monitor your pulse, temperature and other health indicators are becoming increasingly sophisticated and varied to cover every aspect and age of human life. Some products, like the ring by Finnish startup Ouraring, are specialized in optimizing physical training by tracking sleep patterns and physical activity. Health gadgets took the limelight at this week's Slus ...>>
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CLIMATE COUNTDOWN: When's a warming treaty not a treaty?
Technology
Published in 13-11-2015
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China, the U.S. and India don't want the international community dictating their carbon dioxide emissions, but they do want to do something about ever escalating greenhouse gas levels and the rising temperatures they cause. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told The Financial Times that the agreement was "definitely not going to be a treaty" and there was "not going to be legally binding re ...>>
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AP Exclusive: Colorado disputes key part of EPA mine report
Technology
Published in 13-11-2015
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DENVER (AP) Colorado officials say they didn't endorse an Environmental Protection Agency cleanup operation that caused a massive spill of toxic wastewater from an inactive mine, disputing a key claim by federal agencies that state experts signed off on the plan. State officials neither approved nor disapproved of the operation, according to a Sept. 2 letter to the EPA from Mike King, execu ...>>
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40-country survey: Majority support for cutting emissions
Technology
Published in 6-11-2015
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PARIS (AP) A survey across 40 countries around the world found most people see global warming as a serious problem, and most of them want their governments to limit emissions as part of a global agreement being negotiated in Paris in a month. Respondents in the United States and China the two biggest emitters of the gases that heat the planet were least likely to be worried about climate chang ...>>
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New NASA photos show massive rocket explosion in Virginia
Technology
Published in 6-11-2015
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[...] aerospace company Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Antares rocket, bound for the International Space Station, exploded six seconds after liftoff on Oct. 28, 2014, marking the first catastrophic launch in NASA's commercial spaceflight effort. More than a year after the blast, NASA released images last week showing the fiery explosion that lit up the sky and sent scorched wreckage flying. ...>>
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40 cases of E. coli in Northwest outbreak linked to Chipotle
Technology
Published in 6-11-2015
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SEATTLE (AP) Health officials in Washington and Oregon say a total of 40 people are now on the list of people sickened by E. coli in an outbreak linked to Chipotle restaurants in the two states. More than 40 Chipotle restaurants remain closed in Washington state and the Portland area of Oregon as health officials search for the source of the E. coli outbreak.
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NASA: Sun stripping away Martian atmosphere, left dry planet
Technology
Published in 6-11-2015
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Big solar storms traveling at twice that speed increase the escape rate by 10 to 20 times and more. Because of their prevalence billions of years ago, these storms would have been enough to gut the atmosphere of ancient Mars and transform it from a moist, warm place potentially capable of microscopic life to the cold, dry desert of today. Principal scientist Bruce Jakosky and his team reported ...>>
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Disney 4Q results allay concerns about cord-cutting
Technology
Published in 6-11-2015
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CEO Bob Iger told CNBC that he remained "bullish" about the TV business, saying that the loss of some pay TV subscribers industrywide this year was not a reason for panic. Disney said Thursday that revenue at its leading business, cable networks, rose 12 percent to $4.25 billion in the fiscal fourth quarter, beating the $4.22 billion expected by analysts polled by FactSet.
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Big insurers remain upbeat on fledgling ACA exchanges
Technology
Published in 30-10-2015
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Slipping enrollment and struggling competitors have done little to shake the faith that the nation's biggest health insurers have placed in the Affordable Care Act's public insurance exchanges. Aetna executives said Thursday that the exchanges, a key element in the overhaul's push to cover millions of uninsured people, remain a good market, even though the insurer's enrollment ...>>
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Coast Guard icebreaker back after pioneering North Pole trip
Technology
Published in 30-10-2015
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SEATTLE (AP) A U.S. polar icebreaker has returned to Seattle after cutting its way to the North Pole in support of a mission to study the health of the Arctic Ocean. The 420-foot long icebreaker traveled more than 5,000 nautical miles, and scientists aboard collected thousands of ice, water, sediment and air samples along the way.
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LinkedIn's 3Q results top analyst views, propelling stock
Technology
Published in 30-10-2015
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The formula has enabled LinkedIn to expand its audience and boost its revenue at a clip that has increased the company's market value by five-fold since the initial public offering. The company's revenue forecast fell within the range of analysts' predictions, a conservative habit that LinkedIn has adopted in an apparent attempt to make it easier to deliver pleasant surprise. For ...>>
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Things to know about Southern California's Santa Ana winds
Technology
Published in 30-10-2015
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Santa Anas are dry, warm and gusty northeast winds that blow from the interior of Southern California toward the coast and offshore, moving in the opposite direction of the normal onshore flow that carries moist air from the Pacific into the region. Santa Anas are created by high pressure over the Great Basin the vast desert interior of the West overlapping several states. The sinking air loses ...>>
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National Guard airlifts dino fossils out of wilderness
Technology
Published in 30-10-2015
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The fossils first caught the attention of paleontologists with the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science during a trek through the badlands of the Bisti Wilderness in northwestern New Mexico in 2011. After years of hard work and some paper pushing, a National Guard Blackhawk helicopter plucked the baby Pentaceratops' skull encased in plaster from the wilderness and airlifted it ...>>
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Solar-powered plane lands in Myanmar on latest leg
Technology
Published in 20-3-2015
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Dozens of trees had to be cleared ahead of the Solar Impulse 2's arrival at the Mandalay International Airport for its giant mobile hangar and exhibition tent, said Taik Aung, the country's director of air navigation and safety division. Swiss pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg are taking turns flying the aircraft, which is powered by more than 17,000 solar cells on its wings ...>>
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