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Now Shakespeare's Stratford Bans Selfie Sticks Over Fears They Could Damage Bard's Birthplace

Fri, Jul 3, 2015 - In an attempt to safeguard the tiny property from being destroyed, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust banned the implements from fiv…

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  • Beam Me Up, Scotty: Technobabble's Role in the Arts (Op-Ed) Peter Clines - SPACE.com - Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    Beam Me Up, Scotty: Technobabble's Role in the Arts (Op-Ed)

    Peter Clines has published short fiction and articles on the film and television industries and is author of the new novel "The Fold"(Crown Publishing, 2015). I'm not sure, but I think it was watching "The Amazing Colossal Man" on Creature Double Feature as a kid that gave me my first, foul-tasting dose of technobabble. …

  • Hacking the food chain, Silicon Valley style Rob Lever - AFP - Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    California-based Beyond Meat uses soya and pea protein for its products, including Beyond Beef Crumbles, which can be used to make tacos

    A wave of Silicon Valley-style disruption is hitting the food industry.

  • GAO sees room for improvement in bank cyber security exams By Suzanne Barlyn - Reuters - Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    An illustration picture shows projection of binary code on man holding aptop computer in Warsaw

    U.S. banking regulators must hire and train more examiners with technology expertise so they can give more useful cyber security recommendations to small and mid-sized banks, a federal watchdog agency has warned. A new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office identified the issue as one of several that banking …

  • Top US auto safety regulator says Chrysler to face sanctions TOM KRISHER and MARCY GORDON - Associated Press - Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    Automotive consultant Byron Bloch holds up Ford Pinto and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV models during a hearing at the Transportation Department in Washington, Thursday, July 2, 2015, to determine whether automaker Fiat Chrysler has failed to remedy safety defects and issue required notices in 22 recalls. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fiat Chrysler will be punished soon for failing to follow the law in 23 recalls involving more than 11 million vehicles, the nation's top auto safety regulator said Thursday.

  • (Reuters) - Spanish travel technology company Amadeus said it would buy Navitaire, a subsidiary of Accenture Plc , for $830 million, to focus mainly on digital services for airline passengers. Amadeus said it expects the deal, which is projected to close in the fourth quarter, will have a minimal impact on its financial …

  • Brazil's Rousseff tops off U.S. tour with Silicon Valley visit By Yasmeen Abutaleb - Reuters - Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt converses with Brazil President Dilma Rousseff during visits to Google in Mountain View

    By Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff capped off her U.S. tour on Wednesday with a visit to Silicon Valley, where she met with top technology executives and took a ride in Google Inc's self-driving car. Rousseff used her visit to strengthen ties with U.S. technology companies …

  • Russian Cargo Spacecraft Will Launch to Space Station Early Friday

    A robotic Russian cargo vessel will try to buck a negative recent trend when it launches toward the International Space Station early Friday morning (July 3).

  • Visa joins MasterCard, AmEx in ending use for Backpage sex ads By Mary Wisniewski - Reuters - Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    A consumer holds her credit cards in Washington

    By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Visa Inc said on Wednesday it is joining MasterCard Inc and American Express Co in barring its credit cards from being used to pay for ads on Backpage.com following a request from a Chicago sheriff who said the site is used by sex traffickers. Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart said …

  • Batman Arkham Knight review: Be the Batman, once you're done being the Batmobile

    When you're asked to "be the Batman" in Arkham Knight, Rocksteady Studios' latest release is an absolute treat. It's just a shame that for significant portions of the game you're asked to do everything but be the Batman. The big new addition this time around is the Batmobile, and it has proven to be a polarising new  …

  • How Will Sunday's Rocket Explosion Affect SpaceX? Leonard David - SPACE.com - Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    How Will Sunday's Rocket Explosion Affect SpaceX?

    Sunday's explosion of the commercial SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has put a dent in the booster's impressive track record. SpaceX must fix whatever caused the problem and return to flight in order to fulfill billions of dollars of launch orders. The company's Falcon 9 rocket disintegrated 139 seconds after liftoff Sunday (June …

  • (Reuters) - Playtech Plc, founded by Israeli billionaire Teddy Sagi, said it had agreed to buy currency trading platform Ava Trade for $105 million to expand its online trading platform. Millions in losses from the sudden removal of a long-held ceiling on the Swiss franc in January have spurred on a merger and acquisition …

  • A BMW emblem is pictured at the 2015 New York International Auto Show

    BMW is open to building cars for other companies such as Google or Apple, the automaker's production chief said on Wednesday, adding that there are currently no such talks. "We live in a world of partnerships," Oliver Zipse said in response to a question put to him at during a panel discussion about whether BMW could imagine …

  • Austrian student's privacy battle against Facebook suffers setback By Shadia Nasralla - Reuters - Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    By Shadia Nasralla VIENNA (Reuters) - An Austrian student's legal battle against Facebook, accusing it of helping the U.S. security service collect personal data, suffered a setback after a Vienna court rejected his case on procedural grounds, both sides said on Wednesday. The law student is claiming 500 euros ($556) …

  • China's pledges ahead of a major climate change conference in Paris lack ambition and are easily achievable, experts say

    China's pledges ahead of a major climate change conference in Paris lack ambition and are easily achievable, experts said Wednesday, adding Beijing could offer more.

  • Drug and device firms paid $6.5B to care providers RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR - Associated Press - Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — From research dollars to free lunches and junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals nearly $6.5 billion last year, according to government data posted Tuesday.