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RANKED: The best smartphones in the world

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Samsung and HTC may be about to launch new flagship devices, but that shouldn't keep you from getting a new smartphone now. We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier ...

Notorious file-sharing site The Pirate Bay is back online seven weeks after server raid

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DisneyNotorious file-sharing website The Pirate Bay is back seven weeks after Swedish police raided a secure web-hosting facility and took it offline. The site's homepage currently sports a phoenix — signifying the site's much-anticipated rise from the ashes. We first saw the news on Torrent Freak.Since the beginning ...

Walker Surging in Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa Poll as Bush Struggles

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is surging, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is an also-ran and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is dominating in a new poll of Iowans likely to vote in the nation's first presidential nominating contest. The Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa Poll, taken Monday ...

The Observer view on mitochondrial replacement

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On Tuesday, the House of Commons will be given the opportunity to approve a remarkable scientific technique: mitochondrial replacement. In a free vote, MPs will be asked to amend the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 to allow an expert panel to consider requests from couples who want ...

This video shows just how geeky Bill Gates still is

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Bill Gates loves Reddit. He does "Ask Me Anything" sessions on the chat site on a regular basis, participates in Reddit's record-breakingly huge Secret Santa program and, for an AMA he did on Wednesday, he even filmed a YouTube love video. If you had any doubt that the ...

Wanna cheat? Use these apps to make sure you don't get caught

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Flickr / Aurimas Your smartphone could be encouraging you to cheat. A survey conducted by affairs and dating site Victoria Milan revealed that 45% of people have either cheated — or contemplated cheating — on their partner because the other person pays too much attention to their phone.

David Koch's Americans for Prosperity is Fighting a Tax Perk He Once Exploited

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Americans for Prosperity, the free-market advocacy group established by the Koch brothers, mounts battles around the country on issues big and small via its nationwide network of chapters. Right now in North Carolina, AFP is vigorously opposing the revival of a state tax credit for renovating historic properties.

Gantz: Border villages need better defense from Kornet missile-type threat, attack tunnels

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Iran vote delayed to avoid influencing Israel's election, senator says Peres on Netanyahu speech: When the US president tells you not to come to US, you don't go Obama: Netanyahu meeting before Israel election 'inappropriate' Wolf Prizes in the sciences and arts presented to nine North Americans Israeli,

Security forces arrest Arab-Israeli from Nazareth for fighting with ISIS

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Iran vote delayed to avoid influencing Israel's election, senator says Peres on Netanyahu speech: When the US president tells you not to come to US, you don't go Obama: Netanyahu meeting before Israel election 'inappropriate' Wolf Prizes in the sciences and arts presented to nine North Americans Israeli,

Is Snapchat really confusing, or am I just old?

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There is no excuse, at this point, for a professional technology writer to be confused by Snapchat. It has something like 200 million active users. It is, by some metrics, the fastest-growing social app in the world. It has been the subject of Wall Street Journal think pieces,

The Oil Collapse Isn't Stopping America's Investment in Energy

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After an epic collapse in crude prices, U.S. oil companies still aren't blinking. Investment in drilling rigs and wells actually improved in the closing months of 2014. Outlays for rigs and wells climbed at an 8.9 percent pace in the fourth quarter after an 8.3 percent increase from ...

Android is suddenly surrounded by enemies

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New research from ABI research shows that Android shipments are falling for the first time, and Google's mobile operating system is under unprecedented threat. That threat isn't from Apple. Despite its record-breaking financial success, the iPhone doesn't pose an existential threat to Google's Android. Apple isn't prepared to ...

AOL insider: 'The sales team is getting annihilated today'

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AOL will announce Friday that it is making hundreds of layoffs across its advertising sales teams. TechCrunch, which is owned by AOL, reported earlier on Friday that the company was set to lay off "about 150" people, as well as consolidating some websites: gaming site Joystiq and Apple ...

and, yes, this would be great for the New York Times

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Former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg is reportedly once again sniffing around and asking whether the New York Times might be for sale. This would be an excellent way for Bloomberg to turbocharge his global influence ambitions. And it would ensure an excellent future for one of the ...

APPLE JUST BLASTED TO A NEW ALL-TIME HIGH

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Apple's stock hit a new record high shortly after the opening bell Friday. The stock was trading above $120. The previous high was about $119. Last quarter, it sold 74.5 million iPhones and made $18 billion in profit, the most profit any company has ever made in a ...

A man who ran an alleged 'revenge porn' website says he's now 'a different person'

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A man who ran a website that posted hundreds of nude photos of women has apologised on his blog for "a series of poor decisions" and says he's "a different person now."Craig Brittain, from Colorado, ran alleged "revenge porn" website IsAnybodyDown.com. On Thursday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ...

The Index That Timed The 2008 Crash Perfectly Just Slumped To A Three-Decade Low

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The Baltic Dry Index just hit a 28-year low. The index famously mapped the financial crisis, going through the floor as the global economy tanked in 2008, but it's just slumped to an even lower level. The index measures shipping costs for dry bulk commodities (minerals and metals ...

Hedge Fund And Finance Gods Are Spending Their Weekends Doing An Intense Navy SEAL Training Program

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It's not enough making billions of dollars and being masters of the universe. Today's business leaders and hedge-fund gods want to get even better. So many of them are now spending their weekends at a Navy SEAL-training camp. You're probably envisioning a bunch of alpha Type A hedge ...

Here's Why Amazon's Stock Is Going Nuts

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Amazon reported its fourth quarter earnings Thursday night and the stock went flying thanks, up nearly 14% after-hours.The company reported earnings per share of $0.45, which was a beat on expectations and a big improvement from the $0.95 loss last quarter. The company's gross margin (Amazon's profits excluding ...

'Star Wars: Episode VIII' And 'Episode IX' Will Come In 2017 And 2019

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Disney Chairman/CEO Bob Iger has confirmed that Rian Johnson‘s “Star Wars: Episode VIII” will hit theaters in 2017 and that “Star Wars: Episode IX” will arrive in 2019, according to Get Your Geek On. GYGO’s David Gremillion, who is a Disney stockholder, received an annual report from the ...

A Bug In Apple's Online Services Let Developers Log Into Other People's Accounts

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There was a major problem in Apple's iTunes Connect services yesterday that meant that developers logging into their accounts accidentally ended up in control of other people's apps. TechCrunch reports that any developers logging into iTunes Connect, the online portal that lets people manage their apps and track ...

One Chart That Explains Why SMA Is Shedding So Many Jobs

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Pricing pressures and slumping European demand caused SMA to lay off one-third of its workforce. Earlier this week, the German inverter manufacturer SMA announced it will lay off 1,600 workers due to pricing pressures and a slowdown in European demand.We keep hearing stories about how yearly solar project ...

High Price Tag On Meds May Boost Healing

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We often equate quality with cost. Even when it comes to healthcare. The more pricey a drug, the better it must be.And now a study finds that we even extend such financial assessment to placebos—people with Parkinson’s disease derived more benefits from a salt solution they were told ...

L’Chaim!

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Iran vote delayed to avoid influencing Israel's election, senator says Peres on Netanyahu speech: When the US president tells you not to come to US, you don't go Obama: Netanyahu meeting before Israel election 'inappropriate' Wolf Prizes in the sciences and arts presented to nine North Americans Food ...

Review: Your Brain

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Your Brain Franklin Institute, Philadelphia. Ongoing (general admission: children ages three to 11, $14.50; adults, $18.50)Lights flash as you scramble through a two-story maze of netting. The netting, which represents our neural pathways, lets you experience your brain on a microscopic level: from the perspective of a neurotransmitter ...

Cleantech Companies Attempt to Sell ‘Newfangled Ideas’ to the Masses

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The success of EVs, solar panels and other grid-edge products relies on reaching “Wal-Mart-shopping NASCAR fans.” In between football plays on Super Bowl Sunday, Americans will watch a litany of commercials. Among them will be BMW’s ad promoting the new i3 electric vehicle (EV). Entitled "Newfangled Idea," the ...

One Of The Most Talked-About Movies At Sundance Was Filmed With An iPhone 5S

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You don't need a multi-million dollar budget to make a hit movie. That's the lesson from "Tangerine," a film at this year's Sundance Film Festival shot entirely with an iPhone 5S. The movie follows Sin-Dee, a transgender prostitute who teams up with her friend Alexandra on a journey ...

THE FUTURE OF GROCERY SHOPPING: 2014 [SLIDE DECK]

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BI IntelligenceSince the early days of the internet, entrepreneurs have dreamed of moving grocery shopping online. It's finally starting to happen.We've created these slides to preview our report on how e-commerce is finally beginning to carve up the groceries market, the biggest untapped e-commerce opportunity. Americans spend $600 ...

Amazon Still Has More Employees Than Microsoft And WAY More Robots

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In the past year, Amazon has beefed up its hiring by 31% to 154,100 employees, when you factor in both full-time and part-time workers (not contract or seasonal workers). Of course, Amazon has a famously huge workforce in its warehouse fulfillment centers. But lately, it's been turning to ...

'Israel knew about the Gaza tunnel threat but did nothing about it'

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Iran vote delayed to avoid influencing Israel's election, senator says Peres on Netanyahu speech: When the US president tells you not to come to US, you don't go Obama: Netanyahu meeting before Israel election 'inappropriate' Wolf Prizes in the sciences and arts presented to nine North Americans Food ...

Alibaba's Fairy-Tale Ascent Is Being Threatened By 2 Major Risks

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's underwhelming holiday quarter performance and an escalating war of words with a powerful Chinese industry regulator highlight two major risks to its seemingly fairy-tale ascent: politics and the shift to mobile commerce. The Chinese e-commerce giant has acquired a rosy ...

Anonymous Data Sets Aren't As Anonymous As Previously Thought, May Be Vulnerable To Hackers

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Researchers, scientists, and pollsters regularly use large anonymous data sets when conducting research, but a new study published in Science magazine shows this data can be easily used by hackers for identity theft.The study finds that traditional ways of anonymizing large data sets such as pulling things like ...

LIVE: Amazon's Q4 Earnings!

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We'll be going through the report once it's out, so keep refreshing for updates.Amazon has missed on analysts' EPS expectations for the last six quarters. After the company released its Q3 report, its stock tanked on top-and-bottom line whiffs, as well as a significant operating loss of $544 ...

Wall Street Is Ordering Suits And Shirts From This Men's Clothing Startup In Bulk

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They do not have time to drop off/pick up their dry cleaning. But they must always — always — look sophisticated. Not just good. Sophisticated. In the past the solution to this problem was a parade of speedy tailor fittings and a rush of assistants and interns making ...

AOL To Lay Off About 150 People, Mostly In Sales; Folding Joystiq, TUAW Into Engadget

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Some more details are emerging around AOL’s reorganization plans. The company later today is expected to announce that it is laying off around 150 people, with the majority in sales. As part of it, AOL is also consolidating some websites. Gaming site Joystiq and Apple news site TUAW ...

Business Insider Is Hiring Summer 2015 Interns!

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Business Insider is looking for paid interns to join our editorial team this summer! As an intern at Business Insider, there's no getting coffee, filing, or making copies. Our interns are an integral part of our team. Many of our current writers and editors started as interns. BI ...

Death of arms salesman in Saudi Arabia casts suspicions on Israeli company Elbit

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Text message sent by Cramer, posted on Facebook by his newphew. An arms salesman with an Elbit Systems US subsidiary has died under mysterious circumstances in Saudi Arabia. Cristopher Cramer of New Hampshire-based Kollsman died on 15 January after a “three story tumble from the window of the ...

Microsoft May Have Just Released The Best Gmail App For The iPhone

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Microsoft just released its new Outlook email app for iPhone, and the first reviews are overwhelmingly positive. For iPhone users, finding an email app that works well with Gmail isn't easy, and Outlook in many ways represents Microsoft's bid to beat Google at its own game. It might ...

Microsoft's New Email App For iPhone Convinced Me To Delete Gmail After 5 Minutes

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Microsoft released a new version of its Outlook email app for iPhone Thursday. It's based on another email app called Accompli, which Microsoft bought a few months ago. I downloaded the new Outlook to my iPhone shortly after it hit the App Store. In a telling move of ...

This Haunting Drone Footage Shows An Empty Auschwitz 70 Years After The Camp Was Liberated

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The BBC on Tuesday flew a drone over Auschwitz — 70 years after it was liberated by Soviet troops. The haunting video shows the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp as it stands today and the drone footage is now the most-watched video on BBC News YouTube channel ever.Now maintained as ...

Samsung's Best Days Are Behind It

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The Wall Street Journal ran the following headline almost two years ago to the day: The article was published a few days after Samsung delivered a blowout earnings report. Profits were up 76% on strong smartphone sales. Apple at the time reported relatively flat earnings for the same ...

Jack Ma Loses $1.4 Billion as Alibaba Stock Drops

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Jack Ma, billionaire and chairman of Alibaba Group, at the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos. (Bloomberg) -- Jack Ma’s fortune dropped $1.4 billion today as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. fell 8.8 percent after the company missed revenue estimates. The decline allowed property tycoon Wang Jianlin to recapture ...

A VC Reveals 3 Life Hacks That Make Him More Efficient

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There are few things worse than sitting through a tedious office meeting thinking about all of the more worthwhile tasks you could be doing. Brad Feld, co-founder and managing director at Boulder, Colo.-based firm Foundry Group, has a few hacks that could help you make the most of ...

Step Aside, Steve King: Meet the Right's Most Powerful Immigration Foe

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It wasn't long ago that Sen. Jeff Sessions was waging a lonely battle against comprehensive immigration reform. ABC News called the Alabama Republican a "lone wolf" in his dogged quest to kill the Senate's immigration reform bill, which passed the upper chamber in June 2013 on a 68-32 ...

The Guardian publisher Guardian Media Gr

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The Guardian publisher Guardian Media Group announced in a press release on Wednesday its chief executive Andrew Miller is to leave the company at the end of June 2015. Miller became CEO in July 2010 and worked to implement a five-year turnaround program to help secure the Guardian’s ...

Fightback against internet giants’ stranglehold on personal data starts here

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Whenever regulators gather to discuss market failures, the cliche “level playing field” eventually surfaces. When regulators finally get around to thinking about what happens in the online world, especially in the area of personal data, then they will have to come to terms with the fact that the ...

The Shift Toward a Decentralized, Distributed Electric Grid Is Already Underway

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Steve Propper, GTM Research’s director of grid edge analysis, describes the pathways to grid edge evolution. The electricity sector is headed for a dramatic transformation at the edge of the grid, where utility meets customer. Like the evolution of markets such as telecommunications and computing, the phases of ...

Nasrallah confirms Hezbollah, Iran bolstering presence along Golan border

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Iran vote delayed to avoid influencing Israel's election, senator says Peres on Netanyahu speech: When the US president tells you not to come to US, you don't go Obama: Netanyahu meeting before Israel election 'inappropriate' Wolf Prizes in the sciences and arts presented to nine North Americans Food ...

Council Of Experts To Guide Transitions To 100% Renewable Energy

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Published on February 1st, 2015 |by Guest Contributor February 1st, 2015 by Guest ContributorOriginally published on RenewEconomy. By Sophie Vorrath. A new expert body has been formed to advise governments and organisations around the world on how best to ditch fossil fuels and make the switch to 100 ...

Here's What The iPhone 7 Might Look Like

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Now that the iPhone 6 is out, we can only wait and wonder what Apple will do with the next model. If Apple releases an iPhone 6S it will probably look a lot like the current iPhone, with a couple of new features. The iPhone 7, however, could ...
 

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