Microsoft Band works with Android, iPhone too
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Windows Phone fitness tracker packs a range of features including a color touchscreen, heart rate tracker and GPS. by Rich Trenholm

MDR-TB May Succumb to Shorter Treatment

by technews on October 30, 2014

There’s encouraging news about treating multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, which killed about 210-thousand people last year. Preliminary data indicate a shorter, less painful treatment regimen is just as effective as current treatment that lasts one to two years. The findings were released at the 45th World Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona, Spain.

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Tim Cook, Apple's Chief, Says He Is 'Proud to Be Gay'
New York Times
Timothy D. Cook, Apple's chief executive, on Monday in Laguna Beach, Calif. Credit Lucy Nicholson/Reuters. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the main story Share This Page. Continue reading the main …
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Antares Rocket Explosion Puts NASA Policies Through Trial by Fire
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — This week's Antares rocket explosion marks the first big failure in NASA's campaign to resupply the International Space Station using low-cost commercial cargo ships — and experts say it demonstrates the wisdom of not relying on a …
Why NASA Blew Up a Rocket Just After LaunchNational Geographic
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Vice Media teams up with Canada's Rogers to build Toronto studio
Reuters
TORONTO (Reuters) – Vice Media, a maker of edgy videos popular with younger viewers, has teamed up with Rogers Communications Inc to build a studio in Toronto to produce news, documentaries and other content with Canadian filmmakers. The C$100 …
Vice Forms Canada TV Network With Rogers to Expand Media EmpireBloomberg
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Amelia Earhart: Has a scrap of metal solved one of the world's great mysteries?
Christian Science Monitor
A scrap of aluminum found on a Pacific atoll may be the best evidence yet that Amelia Earhart was able to land her aircraft as it was running out of fuel, surviving for time before disappearing into history and speculation.
Amelia Earhart Plane Fragment May Have Been IdentifiedHuffington Post
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Passenger Pigeons Gone, but Giant Tortoises Come Back
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This week, we have 2 stories about animals on the brink of extinction. In one case, they went over that brink; in the other, they made a miraculous recovery. Exactly one hundred years ago, the last known passenger pigeon in the world passed away in a …
Giant tortoises rally from near extinction on Galapagos islandReuters
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Asteroid in a Bag? Bag it, Says MIT Space Scientist
TIME
NASA's next great manned mission has always sounded like something of a fever dream. There may be a better way to do the same work. MIT planetary scientist Richard Binzel calls himself an “asteroid guy.” He's been studying the rocky planetoids for …
Human mission to Mars would be simpler if we used asteroids as 'stepping National Post
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Lenovo Closes Purchase of Google's Motorola Phone Unit
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The transaction, which left most of Motorola's patent portfolio with Google while Lenovo received a license to the intellectual property, would make the Chinese company “a global player,” Lenovo Chief Executive Officer Yang Yuanqing said when announcing …
Lenovo Completes $2.91B Acquisition of MotorolaDailyTech
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Pirate Bay founder faces jail term

by technews on October 30, 2014

Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg could face a lengthy prison sentence after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers. …read more

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