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Suspect in Pennsylvania police ambush captured after seven-week manhunt

Handout of Matthew Eric Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Pennsylvania

By Joe McDonald BLOOMING GROVE Pa. (Reuters) - The survivalist suspected of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper in a sniper attack in September could face the death penalty, prosecutors said, after a seven-week manhunt in the Pocono Mountains ended with his arrest on Thursday. Eric Matthew Frein, 31, had eluded capture by hundreds of law enforcement officers since the Sept. 12 ambush outside a state police barracks in Blooming Grove. The attack killed Corporal Bryon Dickson, 38, and wounded Trooper Alex Douglass, 31. ...

Samsung announces the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3, its “slimmest smartphones to date”
 Samsung vowed to introduce more metallic devices when it revealed its disappointing Q3 2014 earnings yesterday, and it wasted no time doing so after announcing the Galaxy A5 and the Galaxy A3 — two metallic devices that it calls its “slimmest smartphones to date.” Read More

Hoopl: A Modular, Reusable Library for Dataflow Analysis and Transformation
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Samsung Galaxy A5 and A3: Sleek, slim, fully metal (hands-on) (Jessica Dolcourt/CNET)

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Samsung Galaxy A5 and A3: Sleek, slim, fully metal (hands-on)  —  Side by side on a table, the two nearly identical rectangular handsets look innocuous enough and extremely familiar.  Yet two things quietly make the Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 stand out: their all-aluminum material and their unibody construction.

Tips to improve web API performance
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Xcovery Presents Phase 1 Results of X-396 in ALK positive NSCLC at the 2014 Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology

Press Release: Xcovery, a developer of next-generation targeted therapeutics for cancer, presented results at the 2014 Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology from a Phase 1/2 study of X-396, a potent small molecule anaplastic lymphoma...

Apple CEO Says He's 'Proud to Be Gay' - Wall Street Journal

Apple CEO Says He's 'Proud to Be Gay'

Wall Street Journal
Will Apple CEO Tim Cook's announcement that he's gay prove a tipping point for Wall Street? Yale University's Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and WSJ's Tanya Rivero discuss. Photo: AP. By. Rachel Feintzeig and. Rachel Feintzeig. The Wall Street Journal. CANCEL.
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Flames, smoke after small plane crash in Kansas

In the image from video provided by KAKE News black smoke billows from a building at Mid-Continent Airport where officials say a plane crashed Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 in Wichita, Kan. AP Photo/KAKE News) MANDATORY CREDIT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A small plane lost engine power after takeoff and crashed into a flight-training building at a Kansas airport Thursday, killing four people, injuring five others and igniting a fire that sent up towering plumes of black smoke that could be seen for miles.

Prosecutors will seek death penalty
Police launched a massive manhunt after they say Eric Matthew Frein killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson and wounded Trooper Alex T. Douglass in an ambush.

Xiaomi moves into third place in global smartphone war - Financial Express

Xiaomi moves into third place in global smartphone war

Financial Express
China's Xiaomi Inc has become the world's third-largest smartphone vendor just three years after first hitting the market, trailing only Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc, according to a new industry study. Strategy Analytics said Xiaomi accounted for 6 ...
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Major banks ready their own mobile payment apps

Several major national and international banks are planning to launch their own mobile payments apps next year.

The banks would be major competitors to handset makers Apple and Google because unlike others pushing mobile wallet technology, such as mobile phone carriers and retailers, they already have an intimate relationship with consumers and know their spending habits.

“Banks all around the world are working on this right now,” said James Anderson, senior vice president for mobile and emerging payments at MasterCard.

Anderson didn’t name any of the banks, but said MasterCard is already in conversations with them on how to add mobile payment capability to the existing apps that millions of consumers already have on their phones.

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Brain Cells Created From Skin Cells in Landmark Study
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How NSA Director Wants to Build an IoT Security Coalition
Admiral Michael Rogers is preparing a coalition of government, military and commercial interests to fight a global cyber war if necessary.

Ferguson chief: I'm not resigning
Under fire, the police chief in Ferguson, Missouri, told CNN on Thursday that he has no intention of stepping down.

Cyber-Attackers Speeding Up Exploits of Known Software Flaws
Increasing evidence suggests that the time between the public disclosure of a security flaw and its widespread exploitation is shrinking.

Should girls be 'pink princesses'?
So your daughter will just die if she doesn't wear a princess costume for Halloween? And of course it has to be pink. And every little girl you know wants to be a princess for Halloween, except for the neighborhood tomboy down the street?

No. The customer is NOT always right
In business, it might pay to keep the customer happy, but how far should you go just to keep the peace?

4 dead: Plane hits FlightSafety building
A plane appears to have crashed at a building at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport in southern Kansas on Thursday morning, CNN affiliate KSNW reported.

Very 70s Halloween tv specials. How very? Paul Lynde and KISS very.
Some 70s television programming for your Halloween viewing pleasure:

Under fire, the police chief in Ferguson, Missouri, told CNN on Thursday that he has no intention of stepping down.

'Arrested Development' season four is getting a re-edit
It wasn't a huge mistake, but the structure that Arrested Development's fourth season used was a bit off-putting for some viewers. Each episode followed the foibles of single members of the Bluth family in a few different timelines, and the early...

Brain Decoder Can Eavesdrop On Your Inner Voice: "As you read this, your neurons are firing -- that brain activity can now be decoded to reveal the silent words in your head"
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Cryptocat: The Social and Technical Challenges of Making Crypto Accessible to Everyone
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Kamcord opens Japan office as it surges past 25 million mobile game videos shared (Paul Bischoff/Tech in Asia)

Paul Bischoff / Tech in Asia:
Kamcord opens Japan office as it surges past 25 million mobile game videos shared  —  Kamcord, the US-based startup that makes an in-game video recording SDK for mobile games, has opened up shop in Japan, a company representative told Tech in Asia.  The new office comes as the number …

Microsoft enables animated GIF search on Bing
While some people find animated GIFs to be tacky and silly, I find them fun. Sure, many people use the images to flood social media with memes, but they also serve as a great way to show a short animation using a small file size. I often use them in things like PowerPoint presentations, as they jazz it up a bit and keep things exciting. Searching for the perfect animated GIF can be problematic, as most images are not named as such, and unless the search engine gives an option, they may be mixed in with non-animated images too. Today,… [Continue Reading]

Nurse defies Maine's Ebola quarantine, goes for bike ride

This undated image provided by University of Texas at Arlington shows Kaci Hickox. In a Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 telephone interview with CNN, Hickox, the nurse quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa, said the process of keeping her isolated is "inhumane." (AP Photo/University of Texas at Arlington)

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Insisting she is perfectly healthy, nurse Kaci Hickox again defied the state's Ebola quarantine Thursday by taking a bike ride with her boyfriend, and Maine health authorities struggled to reach a compromise that would limit her contact with others.

Apple now selling refurbished 2014 15" Retina MacBook Pros starting at $1,700
Apple on Thursday added the latest 2014 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display to the refurbished section of its Online Apple Store, with base model configurations starting at $1,699.

Women sold, enslaved by ISIS
Jana was 19 and in her final year of high school. She dreamed of becoming a doctor. Then, ISIS came to her village last August and her world collapsed.

'Children of Silence' seek truth
Altered records, mothers told their babies had died during birth, children stolen and sold. Hundreds, potentially thousands of families want answers.

Study suggests milk doesn't strengthen your bones - it ages you instead
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Males may search for sex instead of food because their brains are programmed that way
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Learn from Folly source code the new C++11 features.
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Hawaii's Big Island watches lava slowly reshape community

This Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows an aerial view of the lava flow over Cemetery Road and Apa?a Street near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. Rain fell Wednesday on a red-hot river of lava as it threatened to consume its first home on its slow advance into a rural Hawaii town. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Hawaii National Guard is deploying troops to a rural Hawaii town as lava makes a slow crawl toward a major road and threatens to further isolate the community that got its start during the lumber and sugar-plantation heyday.

The politics of fear isn't working
If voters are smart, they won't be swayed by ads that appeal to people's fears, writes Ruben Navarrette

Mike Tyson: 'Anchor full of s**t'
"CNN Tonight's" Don Lemon catches flack from Mike Tyson during an interview about his new television series and book.

How Apple, Inc. went thermonuclear on Samsung, erasing Android's primary profit center
After failing to do much more than embarrass Samsung Electronics in years-long legal battles over patent infringement, Apple has rapidly obliterated Samsung's mobile division profitability, rendering it as barrenly unprofitable as every other Android or Windows licensee with razor thin margins in the phone, PC and tablet market.

Zuckerberg looks to connect with regular folk in his first 'community Q&A' - Computerworld

Zuckerberg looks to connect with regular folk in his first 'community Q&A'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg watching a demonstration of the company's video chat feature at Facebook headquarters. Credit: IDG News Service. The Facebook CEO will hold a public Q&A next Thursday. Zach Miners By Zach Miners. Follow. twitter.
Question Mark Zuckerberg in Facebook Q&A USA TODAY
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In The Best Conditions, iOS-Exclusive Vainglory Is A Top-Notch MOBA
 A few weeks back I drove down to the San Mateo headquarters of Super Evil Megacorp, the developer behind Vainglory, one of the prominent MOBAs built specifically for tablets (and, as we discovered at September’s iPhone event, the iPhone 6). Read More

AeroMobil Flying Car
On October 29, the Slovakian company AeroMobil began flight-testing their Aeromobil 3.0 flying car.

Android creator Andy Rubin leaving Google

Andy Rubin, the engineer who developed Google’s Android OS and was lately in charge of its robotics efforts, is leaving the company, Google confirmed Thursday.

Rubin cofounded a company called Android, which Google acquired in 2005 for its mobile OS. Android has gone on to become the world’s most widely used mobile operating system.

Last year, though, Rubin was moved off the Android team and put in charge of Google’s robotics projects. His work was taken over by Sundar Pichai, who now leads Google’s Android, Chrome and other products.

The reasons for Rubin’s departure weren’t clear, though it had something to do with the structure of his team at Google, according to a report on tech news site The Information.

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Halloween Decorating Project: In Praise of the Halloween Turnip and Brazen Heads
History geeks among us will know that the traditional carved vegetable of the Halloween season was not–as it is commonly seen today–the pumpkin, but rather the humble turnip. While some cite the practice to the legend of Stingy Jack, the mythology behind the turnip goes much farther back into the Celtic age.  According to some […]

Former head of Android Andy Rubin leaves Google to start tech hardware incubator
Google's former head of Android, and most recently robotics chief, Andy Rubin on Thursday announced he is leaving the company to start an incubator focusing on technology hardware products.

Andy Rubin Is Leaving Google To Start A Hardware Incubator
 Andy Rubin, best known for his work on Android at Google, is leaving the company. According to The Wall Street Journal, Rubin will build an incubator for what it describes as companies working with “technology-hardware” products.Google confirmed the departure to us with a prepared statement from Google CEO Larry Page: “I want to wish Andy all the best with what’s next. Read More

Android co-founder Andy Rubin is leaving Google
Just about a year ago we learned Andy Rubin had shifted his focus at Google from Android ("the definition of open") to working with robots, like the ones from its acquisition Boston Dynamics, but tonight reports indicate he is leaving the company...

The Floating Cards Home Screen

If old-timey cartoons taught us anything, it's that monochrome color palettes go pretty well with a dash of red. My Color Screen user JRS takes this approach with today's home screen design.


Meet Samantha, Ethan App’s Sister
 Samantha is a girl living in New York City. She’s old enough to drink and experienced enough to give love advice. But other than that she prefers to keep it anonymous, like Gossip Girl. Read More

Apple's Tim Cook is gay -- the fact it needs to be announced shows what’s wrong in tech
The sexuality of people in the public often comes in for scrutiny. Whether we're talking about Michael Stipe coming out at the same time as REM released Monster, Morrissey using Autobiography to give a beautifully tender glimpse into the loves of his life, Ellen DeGeneres revealing her sexual preferences to Oprah Winfrey, or any one of countless other celebrities who chooses to make their sexuality public, where those in the limelight fit onto the sexual spectrum has long been -- and will undoubtedly continue to be -- of endless interest to people. Writing in Bloomberg Businessweek, Apple CEO Tim Cook,… [Continue Reading]

Choose a cloud vendor that meets your needs
There is little doubt that cloud will play an increasingly important role as more and more organizations adopt cloud based strategies to underpin their IT infrastructures. Indeed, cloud hosting offers a wide variety of advantages to companies with the expertise to take advantage of it. Applications can be rolled out faster, resources can be rented rather than purchased and infrastructure can be right-sized to support monthly and seasonal peaks. However, a global survey commissioned by iland in April 2014 and undertaken by analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), highlighted that there are also plenty of challenges when moving to a… [Continue Reading]

Spain passes LPI law allowing publishers to charge aggregators that link to news stories; effective January 2015 (Pamela Rolfe/Hollywood Reporter)

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Spain passes LPI law allowing publishers to charge aggregators that link to news stories; effective January 2015  —  Spain Passes Much-Debated Intellectual Property Law  —  Critics complain of an unenforceable Google tax and missed opportunity for clear anti-piracy law

Amazon exec blames lackluster Fire Phone sales on pricing, says project will continue
An Amazon executive on Thursday said the Fire Phone's failure was a pricing issue and that the company plans to move forward with next-generation products, even after eating a $170 million charge largely associated with the device's poor market performance and supplier costs.

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