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Call that a smartwatch? THIS is a smartwatch...

Thu, Apr 17, 2014 - Richard Hoptroff's watch designs are a glimpse of what a smartwatch could - or should - be. Designed in a small London office, hi…

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  • Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point AUDREY McAVOY - Associated Press - Sat, Apr 19, 2014
    In this April 16, 2014 photo, a tassel of corn grows in a field on Pioneer Hi-Bred International land in Waialua, Hawaii. The nation’s leading corn seed companies have farms in Hawaii, but their fields have become a flash point in a spreading debate over genetic engineering in agriculture. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

    WAIALUA, Hawaii (AP) — You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii.

  • 5 features an Amazon phone might offer MAE ANDERSON - Associated Press - Sat, Apr 19, 2014
    FILE - This Sept. 28, 2011 file photo shows the Amazon logo on display at a news conference in New York. Rumors of an Amazon smartphone reached a fever pitch this week, with several tech blogs speculating that the device could be due out this year. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    NEW YORK (AP) — A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted industry analysts and technology blogs to muse about what the device might offer.

  • Defining the 'Waters of the United States' (Op-Ed) Greg Munson, Gunster - LiveScience.com - Sat, Apr 19, 2014
    Defining the 'Waters of the United States' (Op-Ed)

    Greg Munson is the former General Counsel and Deputy Secretary at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama is changing a key provision in the Clean Water Act (CWA) rules, with widespread impacts expected around the country. On March 25, the U.S. Environmental …

  • Drug Shortages Threaten US Anti-TB Efforts (Op-Ed) Erica Lessem, Treatment Action Group - LiveScience.com - Sat, Apr 19, 2014
    Drug Shortages Threaten US Anti-TB Efforts (Op-Ed)

    Shortages of essential medicines increasingly pose a challenge to healthcare in the United States, with the number of shortages nearly tripling from 2007 to 2012. The United States has been a global leader in its efforts to eliminate TB as a public health problem. The majority of TB programs across the United States have …

  • US delays decision on Keystone pipeline project Nicolas Revise - AFP - Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    Activists march during a protest of the Keystone XL pipeline on March 7, 2014 in Washington

    The United States indefinitely extended the review process for a controversial Canada-to-US oil pipeline Friday, potentially delaying a final decision on the project until beyond mid-term elections in November.

  • US newspaper industry revenue fell 2.6 pct in 2013 Associated Press - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. newspaper industry revenue fell last year, as increases in circulation revenue weren't high enough to make up for shrinking demand for print advertising, an industry trade group said Friday.

  • NASA Moon Probe Will Bite the Lunar Dust Soon: What It Taught Us by Leonard David, SPACE.com's Space Insider Columnist - SPACE.com - Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    NASA Moon Probe Will Bite the Lunar Dust Soon: What It Taught Us

    A NASA probe orbiting the moon will literally bite the lunar dust within the next week or so when it crashes into the moon's far side. LDEX has churned out large amounts of data about the moon's dust exosphere, Kempf said, and deepened insight into the physics of the phenomenon.

  • Analysis - Weibo debut highlights complicated dance with Chinese censors Gerry Shih and Yimou Lee - Reuters - Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    Weibo Corporation Chairman Charles Chao speaks during a visit to the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of Weibo's initial public offering (IPO) on The NASDAQ Stock Market in New York

    By Gerry Shih and Yimou Lee SAN FRANCISCO/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Weibo Corp executives on Thursday toasted the Chinese social media firm's debut at Nasdaq's New York headquarters. Hours earlier in Beijing, Charles Xue, a Chinese-American venture capitalist and prominent Weibo user, celebrated a different kind of coming-out: …

  • Shares of Travelocity owner Sabre rise after IPO DAVID KOENIG - Associated Press - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    DALLAS (AP) — Shares of Sabre Corp. ended higher Thursday, but the provider of technology services to the travel industry raised less money than it had projected in its initial public offering.

  • Aereo CEO speaks on future of company, industry ANICK JESDANUN - Associated Press - Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    In this Wednesday, March 26, 2014 photo, Chet Kanojia, the founder and CEO of Aereo, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, in New York. The future of Aereo, an online service that provides over-the-air TV channels, hinges on a battle with broadcasters that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court in late April 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    NEW YORK (AP) — The future of Aereo, an online service that provides over-the-air TV channels, hinges on a battle with broadcasters that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court next week.

  • Advanced Micro Devices Inc's first-quarter results beat expectations, sending its shares higher as the chipmaker tries to replace dwindling sales of PC chips with its processors for game consoles. With the PC industry shrinking for eight straight quarter due to consumers' preferences for tablets and smartphones, AMD is …

  • Facebook launches Nearby Friends Press Association - Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    Facebook users in the US will soon be able to use a Nearby Friends feature

    Facebook users in the US will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature launched by the company today.

  • Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature BARBARA ORTUTAY - Associated Press - Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    This product image provided by Facebook shows the “Nearby Friends" tool. Using your smartphone’s GPS system, it will tell your Facebook friends _ provided they have the feature turned on _ that you are nearby. Rather than share your exact location, though, it will only show that you are in close proximity, say within half a mile. Then, if you want, you can manually share your exact location with a friend you’d like to meet up with, so they can see where you are located in a particular park, airport or city block. (AP Photo/Facebook)

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.

  • Hot Wheels: New York Auto Show 2014 in Pictures David Sim - IB Times - Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    Hot Wheels: New York Auto Show 2014 in Pictures

    With more than one million visitors annually, the New York International Auto Show is one of the most important shows for the American car industry.

  • Turbocharger sales help Honeywell profit zoom past forecasts Ernest Scheyder - Reuters - Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    File photo outside the Honeywell International Automation and Control Solutions manufacturing plant in Golden Valley

    Diversified manufacturer Honeywell International Inc posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, helped by strong sales of turbochargers to help automobiles meet fuel-efficiency standards. "We are in a better spot than we were in a year ago in terms of growth," Chief Financial Officer Tom Szlosek said in …

 

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