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Elon Musk's lawyer asked the British cave explorer suing the Tesla CEO over '...

Posted on Thu Dec 5, 2019, 7:32 pm

Vernon Unsworth said in 2018 Elon Musk pulled "a PR stunt" by showing up near the Thailand cave where a major rescue operation was underway.

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Lesbians of 1916 are the Rising's 'hidden history'

Posted on Sat Nov 30, 2019, 4:00 pm

Maeve Sheehan In the 1916 commemorations, women are celebrated as the forgotten heroes of 1916. But there is another hidden history and it concerns women who loved women. RTE's flagship 1916 drama, ...

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Vernor Vinge

Posted on Fri Nov 29, 2019, 4:00 pm

Mathematician; Computer Scientist; Hugo Award-winning Novelist, A Fire Upon The Deep, Rainbow's End VERNOR VINGE is a mathematician, computer scientist, and science fiction author who is a retired San ...

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Dell Misses Revenue Estimates, But Profitability Remains Strong

Posted on Wed Nov 27, 2019, 4:05 pm

There are challenges ahead, and let's not forget the most trending one: how to balance invention with a more sustainable environmental impact! But Michael Dell is equally focused on building both his ...

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Intercontinental Exchange Extends Global Product Licensing Agreement with Eri...

Posted on Wed Nov 27, 2019, 12:42 pm

Before it's here, it's on the Bloomberg Terminal.

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BASED ON A TRUE STORY, HOLD ON OPENS DECEMBER 6TH FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON IN S...

Posted on Wed Nov 27, 2019, 6:52 am

The two decided to collaborate on Hold On at a time when both were in ... Executive producers are Ed Martin, Ozzie Areu, Michael Tadross, Kevin Montgomery, Sean Ringgold and Rony Zeltser. Featuring ...

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Amazon brings Alexa to AWS IoT Core devices

Posted on Mon Nov 25, 2019, 11:00 am

Amazon CTO Werner Vogels told VentureBeat in a recent interview that AWS customers deploy upwards of hundreds of thousands of sensors. Alexa Voice Service (AVS) Integration for AWS IoT Core First on ...

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Donald Trump STILL thinks CrowdStrike data firm has the hacked Democratic Par...

Posted on Fri Nov 22, 2019, 7:03 am

THE UKRAINIAN CONNECTION One version of the conspiracy theory holds that CrowdStrike is owned by a wealthy Ukrainian. In fact, company co-founder Dmitri Alperovitch is a Russian-born U.S. citizen who ...

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Azim Premji finds philanthropy much more complex than running a business

Posted on Fri Nov 22, 2019, 2:32 am

Wipro founder Azim Premji on Thursday said that philanthropy is far more daunting a task as compared to running a business. Speaking at an event in Chennai Premji said, "I have been particularly ...

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Trump impeachment inquiry: Three Republican claims fact-checked

Posted on Wed Nov 20, 2019, 8:39 am

The then Ukrainian ambassador in the US, Valeriy Chaly, wrote an opinion piece criticising Mr Trump ... and the State Department's expert on Ukraine, George Kent, said during the impeachment hearing ...

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The AI Eye: Apple and Salesforce Launch AI-Powered App, Intel Unveils oneAPI

Posted on Mon Nov 18, 2019, 5:37 am

Edy Liongosari, chief research scientist at Accenture Labs, explained: "As artificial intelligence continues to permeate our world, neuromorphic computing has the potential to transform computing ...

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Catholic Bishops Vote to Revise Rules for Health Care Partnerships

Posted on Sat Nov 16, 2019, 4:00 pm

"We are the canary in the coal mine when it comes to religious oversight of health care," said Monica Harrington, a board member of the Center for Reproductive Rights and former senior policy analyst ...

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Jeremy Lin Undefeated In China

Posted on Wed Nov 13, 2019, 6:16 am

Beijing Ducks v Shandong West King at Beijing Wukesong Sport Arena on November 6, 2019 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Fred Lee/Getty Images) Getty Images He has scored 24, 25, 26 and 27 points in the ...

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Fantastic Fungi

Posted on Thu Nov 7, 2019, 3:01 pm

Fantastic Fungi, directed by Louie Schwartzberg, is a consciousness-shifting film that takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground ...

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PayPal's job recruiting secret: Hackathons

Posted on Wed Nov 6, 2019, 4:00 pm

"They get to learn about our products and our company," said PayPal's Chief Technology Officer James Barrese. "We get to see what they are able to produce." Tech talent is in high demand these days, ...

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Consumer Alert: Are Banks Exaggerating EMV Chip Progress, Capabilities?

Posted on Tue Nov 5, 2019, 2:55 pm

payment data in retail and point of sale environments are better protected with chip cards -- card holders have much greater security at the point of sale with their own card data," says David ...

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Hand Hygiene Technology Startup Hyginex Receives Investment from Persistent S...

Posted on Sat Nov 2, 2019, 5:00 pm

"Hyginex's unique approach based on innovative wearable technology protects patients in hospitals and improves global healthcare," says Dr. Sridhar Jagannathan, chief innovation officer for Persistent ...

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iRobot co-founder and CEO Colin Angle talks tariff troubles and data dilemmas

Posted on Mon Oct 14, 2019, 10:26 pm

Today, despite increasing competition over the past 17 years, iRobot co-founder and CEO Colin Angle says his Boston-based robotics company been able to maintain a global market share of the ...

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Microsoft to help Novartis leverage AI for drug development

Posted on Wed Oct 2, 2019, 2:53 pm

even if they aren't data scientists," Peter Lee, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Healthcare, wrote in a blog post on Tuesday. "That's because while the exponential increase in digital health ...

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Flir purchases IP and assets from defunct drone company, Aria

Posted on Wed Oct 2, 2019, 11:07 am

Aria Insights has strong iRobot connections, as well. The startup was founded in 2008 as CyPhy Works by iRobot co-founder, Helen Greiner. After Greiner left, however, the former drone hardware company ...

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Apeel Sciences brings its super avocados to 1,100 Kroger stores

Posted on Wed Sep 18, 2019, 3:36 am

"We build an optimized microclimate in each piece of produce," Apeel CEO James Rogers told me. A video posted in March compares the lifespans of Apeel fruits and vegetables -- including asparagus, ...

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Oracle talks up the benefits of key partnerships

Posted on Tue Sep 17, 2019, 6:22 pm

Fresh from recent announcements that make traditional competitors Microsoft and VMware Oracle's new bedfellows, the company hasn't ruled out more of the same going forward. Indeed, Steve Daheb, Oracle ...

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InterDigital Makes Debut at IBC 2019 With Next-Generation Immersive Video Tec...

Posted on Fri Sep 13, 2019, 7:22 am

InterDigital R&I is focused on developing new technologies and standards that can maximize the ultra-low latency of these networks, and bring fully immersive content experiences to users," said Henry ...

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NFL SEASON PREVIEW: 10 things you need to know

Posted on Tue Sep 3, 2019, 9:47 am

Satellite and cable options cost even more in 2019. For instance, Bell (satellite), Shaw (cable) and Rogers (cable) are charging about $200 each for the four-month regular-season service. Only DAZN ...

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Trend Micro Nurtures Global Cybersecurity Talent Development

Posted on Mon Sep 2, 2019, 5:00 pm

The Trend Micro CTF 2019 -- Raimund Genes Cup invites teams from around the world to test their skills in today's most critical areas of security risk. This cornerstone event is one of many ways Trend ...

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Chorus CEO Kate McKenzie leaving at end of 2019

Posted on Sun Aug 25, 2019, 7:02 pm

Chorus has announced its CEO Kate McKenzie will leave the company at the end of the year and return home to Australia. McKenzie took on the role in February 2017, after resigning as Telstra's COO in ...

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An investor trying to bridge the gap between tech and D.C. has some advice fo...

Posted on Mon Aug 19, 2019, 5:00 pm

Founder Yanev Suissa says Trump's goals to improve procurement ... The firm now has $60 million under management, Suissa told CNBC, and is investing in early stage, enterprise tech companies. Suissa ...

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Blasts Marketing 'Selling the Idea That Real Men Eat Me...

Posted on Wed Aug 14, 2019, 8:07 am

The seven-time Mr. Olympia and former bodybuilder appears in The Game Changers, a documentary from Oscar-winners Louie Psihoyos and James Cameron about the rise of the plant-based food industry in ...

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3D Systems Corporation (DDD) CEO Vyomesh Joshi on Q2 2019 Results - Earnings ...

Posted on Wed Aug 7, 2019, 5:02 pm

3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) Q2 2019 Results Conference Call August 7, 2019 4:30 PM ET Company Participants Stacey Witten - VP, IR Vyomesh Joshi - President and CEO John McMullen - EVP and CFO ...

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Maine launches statewide 21st Century Skills´ education initiative

Posted on Tue Aug 6, 2019, 5:00 pm

Gendron made the announcement at a press conference at the Portland Regency Hotel with Ken Kay, president of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills; Kathy Hurley of Pearson Education, a Partnership ...

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D.A. Pennebaker, Master Director of Documentaries, Dies at 94

Posted on Sat Aug 3, 2019, 5:07 pm

Pennebaker did not reserve his camera exclusively for the musical arena, however. He and his wife, Chris Hegedus, with whom he made most of his films in the past several decades, were Oscar nominated ...

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PhotoRocket Cuts Staff, Swaps CEOs, Looks for New Direction

Posted on Fri Jul 26, 2019, 5:00 pm

Seattle photo-sharing startup PhotoRocket, stocked with veterans of high-profile ... and was previously a managing partner at Atlas Accelerator. Another co-founder, Gary Roshak, was a vice president ...

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Prenatal Testing Firm Cradle Genomics Debuts With $17M, Illumina Ties

Posted on Tue Jul 16, 2019, 6:02 am

Tristan Orpin, CEO of Cradle, is a former Illumina (NASDAQ: ILMN) executive. He spent 14 years at the San Diego-based DNA sequencing giant in a variety of roles, including stints as chief commercial ...

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10 Industries And Services That Will Be Improved By 'Smart City' Technology

Posted on Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:18 am

Vaclav Vincalek, Pacific Coast Information Systems (PCIS) Ltd. 4. Urban Planning Citizens will start demanding features and functions that will impact urban and real estate planners the most.

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Surgery: the Mother of Invention

Posted on Fri Jun 21, 2019, 12:27 pm

When he was learning to do hip replacements, Dr. Hank Wuh, a young orthopedic surgeon, was frustrated by the slow and potentially harmful method used to remove the cement securing an old artificial ...

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Are Indian Fast Bowler Jasprit Bumrah And Southern Actor Anupama Parameswaran...

Posted on Thu Jun 13, 2019, 10:59 pm

In recent, the couple who are making headlines is none other than Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah and South Indian actor Anupama Parameswaran. If reports are to be believed, Jasprit and Anupama are ...

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Ángel Cabrera wins official nod as Georgia Tech president

Posted on Thu Jun 13, 2019, 9:55 am

Ángel Cabrera is officially the new president of Georgia Tech. The University System of Georgia Board of Regents named Cabrera Thursday to succeed G.P. "Bud" Peterson at Georgia Tech, one week after ...

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Neal Stephenson Explains His Vision of the Digital Afterlife

Posted on Wed Jun 12, 2019, 9:33 am

This is the core question explored in Neal Stephenson's latest novel, Fall; Or, Dodge in Hell, a sprawling sci-fi epic that hits shelves on June 4. Fall is several books in one. The hybrid ...

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Maturing WLAN Technology Makes Life Easier for IT Administrators

Posted on Tue Jun 4, 2019, 5:00 pm

According to Thomas Greaves, chairman of the educational technology consultancy The Greaves Group, half of the computers used in schools today are mobile devices. Students and teachers are using them ...

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Digital manufacturing play Titomic heads to NASA to find new CTO

Posted on Fri May 31, 2019, 5:22 am

Melbourne-based digital manufacturing solutions play Titomic has named aerospace technologist Nathanael Miller as its new chief technology officer, who joins the company after a 13-year stint at NASA.

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Revolutionary Medical Device Company - OtoNexus - Wins WCD Startup Pitch Comp...

Posted on Tue May 28, 2019, 8:03 am

Winner OtoNexus Medical Technologies, led by Chair and CEO Caitlin Cameron, presented its pitch along with five other start-ups before a panel of judges emceed by Sue Siegel, Chief Innovation Officer ...

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Ukraine ex-president accused of taking key servers with him

Posted on Mon May 27, 2019, 5:00 pm

Ukraine's State Bureau of Investigations said on Wednesday ... "It just happened that there was no money in the country to build a normal situation room," Dmytro Shymkiv, former deputy chief of staff ...

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Olis Robotics Wins U.S. Air Force Funding to Explore Viability of Repairing a...

Posted on Tue May 21, 2019, 2:09 am

or update components while the satellites are in orbit," Olis Robotics' CEO Don Pickering stated. "Olis Robotics' progressive autonomy software platform enables the ability to use robotics in orbit to ...

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TEDx brings people together to share ideas

Posted on Sat May 18, 2019, 5:00 pm

Hank Louis, developed a program that would connect people, specifically his students with families in Navajo Nation who he says are living in Third World conditions without plumbing or electricity.

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Public Records for the week of May 13

Posted on Tue May 14, 2019, 8:46 pm

X-Stream Wash renewed its lease of 1,250 square feet of warehouse space at Jefferson North Industrial Park, Newport News. Michael Shapiro represented the landlord. Ricardo Reyes renewed his lease of 2 ...

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Dr. Dave Campbell on women, addiction and the opioid crisis

Posted on Tue May 14, 2019, 1:32 pm

MSNBC medical contributor Dr. Dave Campbell joined Mike Brzezinski to share startling new statistics on how women are disproportionately affected by the opioid crisis. NBC News ...

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Venice Biennale preview week

Posted on Mon May 6, 2019, 5:00 pm

On the occasion of its inaugural exhibition, Ocean Space will host Joan Jonas in her captivating performance Moving Off the Land, David Gruber and Olafur Eliasson will be in conversation, and Dark ...

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CoreBiome Announces Leading Microbiome Researcher Rob Knight as Scientific Ad...

Posted on Wed Apr 24, 2019, 5:00 pm

CoreBiome, a microbiome discovery services provider and wholly-owned subsidiary of OraSure Technologies, Inc. (OSUR), announced today that Rob Knight, Professor and Director of the Center for ...

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XPRIZE Founder Peter Diamandis to Keynote LiveWorx, the Definitive Conference...

Posted on Wed Apr 17, 2019, 10:13 am

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) today announced that Peter Diamandis, MD, will keynote the LiveWorx ® digital transformation event for the industrial enterprise, on Tuesday, June 11, at ...

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Researchers Worry Right Whales Could Be Harmed During Seismic Testing

Posted on Mon Apr 15, 2019, 1:19 pm

We think seismic testing is damaging not just to whales but to much of the marine ecosystem. LEMOULT: Chris Clark of Cornell University says seismic exploration is based on a very simple principle.

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