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Economic Times

Facebook gets thumb's up from feds to buy Oculus VR
The Federal Trade Commission gives its stamp of approval to the $2 billion deal, according to Reuters, as Facebook readies for "the platforms of tomorrow." by Lance Whitney · @lancewhit; April 23, 2014 9:07 AM PDT. comments. 0. facebook. twitter. linkedin.
FTC Approves Facebook's Oculus PurchaseWall Street Journal
Facebook Gets US Antitrust Approval to Buy
Facebook Wins FTC Approval for Oculus VR AcquisitionMashable
Gamasutra -International Business Times -TechCrunch
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Canada News

China remains the top source for cyberattacks -- report
A full 43 percent of all Internet attack traffic around the world originated from China last quarter, says cloud service provider Akamai. by Lance Whitney · @lancewhit; April 23, 2014 9:18 AM PDT. comments. 0. facebook. twitter. linkedin. googleplus. more.
Internet Speeds Are Rising Sharply, But So Are Hack
S. Korea still leads global internet speed rankings - surveyTelecompaper (subscription)
State of the Hack: 43% of all DDoS attacks in Q4 originated in ChinaBGR
TelecomTV (registration) -Wall Street Journal -GigaOM
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Spacewalkers Make Quick Work of Computer Repair
Two astronauts quickly replaced a bad backup computer box and took on an extra task at the International Space Station on Wednesday during one of NASA's shortest spacewalks. Within an hour, NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio and Steve Swanson ...
Spacewalking Astronauts Complete Urgent Repair JobABC News
Spacewalking astronauts replace dead computer on International Space StationMother Nature Network
NASA Spacewalkers Replace Faulty Computer Box in Under 2 HoursAuto World News
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Christian Science Monitor

Google Street View heads back in time
Christian Science Monitor
Have you ever wanted to time travel? Skip to next paragraph. Related stories. 40 iPhone tips and tricks everyone should know · Would Google hire you? 10 test questions to find out · Google cameras take rafting trip at Grand Canyon · Google ordered to delete ...
Google Adds 'Time Travel' Feature to Street ViewPC Magazine
Google Street View now lets users travel back in timeInquirer
Now You Can Travel Through Time on Google MapsABC News
Fox News -USA TODAY -Times of India
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The Droid Guy

OnePlus One: Premium Features, Entry-Level Price
Chinese startup OnePlus targets would-be Galaxy S5 and HTC One buyers with inexpensive smartphone. 8 Gadgets For The High-Tech Home. (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Peter Lau, the CEO of OnePlus, wants to break large smartphone ...
The OnePlus One Offers Top-Tier Android Phone Specs At $299TechCrunch
Chinese mobile firm OnePlus comes up with giant killer Android phoneIndia Today
This Smartphone Is Apparently Soft as a Baby's BottomTIME
PC Magazine -Firstpost -NDTV
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Apple Crowd-Sources Pixies' 'Gigantic' for iPhone 5S Commercial
Apple has unveiled a new tagline for their iPhone 5S in an ad featuring the Pixies' 1988 hit "Gigantic," according to the Verge. The minute-and-a-half commercial follows people building the song using predominantly recording or music-making features, with ...
Apple's second-quarter earnings may test investors' patienceLos Angeles Times
Apple's Slowing IPhone, IPad Sales Test Investor ResolveBloomberg
Bigger-screen iPhone 6 may mean smaller sales at Apple -- for nowCNET
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Nanotechnology News

Ultracapacitor Breakthrough May Recharge Energy Storage
EE Times
PORTLAND, Ore. — Ultracapacitors, also called supercapacitors, serve as temporary energy storage that can quickly charge and discharge for everything from regenerative brakes in electric vehicles to cordless power tools that recharge in 90 seconds to ...
Researchers build high-peformance, low-cost hybrid ultracapacitorState Column
Ultracapacitors Made of Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene are High-Functioning ...Maine News
Graphene ultracapacitors deliver high-performanceDelhi Daily News
Laboratory Equipment -Tech Times -GigaOM
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Samsung Galaxy smartphone users have no time for proprietary apps
Research reported by Strategy Analytics revealed that during March, users spent an average of just seven minutes using the proprietary apps that arrive as part of Samsung's custom Touchwiz skin (which we compare with vanilla Android in the below video), ...
Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom reportedly spotted in leaked imagesNDTV
Localytics: Samsung Galaxy S5 Is 0.7% Of All Android-Powered SmartphonesUbergizmo
Samsung Galaxy S5 sales account for nearly 1 per cent of Android marketCTV News -SlashGear -Firstpost
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Viber Revamps iOS, BlackBerry Apps
PC Magazine
Instant messaging service Viber today fills up its mobile dance card with the rollout of a new BlackBerry app, alongside a revamped iOS offering. Both apps are infused with new features that expand the functionality of the communications platform. Notably, the ...
Viber launches new polished apps for iOS 7 and BlackBerry 10GigaOM
Better Late Than Never: Viber Taps On A Flat Aesthetic Look For iPhoneHeadlines & Global News
Viber Updates iOS App with Redesigned User Interface, Multiple Media SharingMac Rumors
Telecompaper (subscription) -iClarified
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Asteroids are hurtling toward Earth, but scientists aren't tracking them - yet
Listen: Dr. Ed Lu on preventing asteroids from hitting Earth - before it's a near threat. play; pause. Tweet. More Photos. See all photos. What would we do if an asteroid was hurtling toward Earth? "You simply run into it with a spacecraft. You don't need Bruce ...

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