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Exclusive: DirecTV in talks with Disney on deal for Internet rights

By Ronald Grover and Liana B. Baker Wed Mar 5, 2014 6:37pm EST (Reuters) – DirecTV is in talks with Walt Disney Co to license the rights to offer Disney’s broadcast and cable channels as part of an Internet-based product, mirroring a first-of-its kind agreement that Disney and satellite rival Dish Network announced earlier this week. “The deal and terms are not unexpected as the Dish contract was the most recent in the Disney timeline […]

INFOGRAPHIC: Why You Should Start Saving in Your 20’s

Start Saving In Your 20’s By: Natalie Kate Ann Juntado   People in their 20’s often fail to understand what is financial planning. Some think that financial planning is costly and unnecessary.  This is the age when some young people thirst to prove themselves by having a nice and impressive career.  Others are simply in that extravagant mode when money is wasted on things not considered important in their actual daily lives.  Still, some just […]

Why You Should Quit Smoking?

Reasons Why You Should Quit Smoking Now By: Natalie Kate Ann Juntado   Once you have stopped the habit of smoking, you’ll soon realize how good it is for your health. Some may find it difficult to quit, but as you start doing the right thing for your health, by starting off with yourself, you’ll feel great from within. Here, we share you the reasons why you should quit smoking right now, yes right now, […]

Springing out of the gym into the sun? Take time to thaw out

(Reuters) – Fitness warriors eager to step out of the gym at the first sign of spring should exercise caution, fitness experts say, noting that hitting the open road is more taxing than running on a treadmill, and mountain trails are bumpier than a spinning class. Even conditioned people may need a period of adjustment to transition safely into working out in the open air. “The harsher the winter, the more we have to be […]

Apple launches iPhone voice control for drivers

(Reuters) – Apple makes its next move in hands-free smartphone technology for car drivers when it unveils a new, integrated iPhone voice-control system at the Geneva Motor Show this week. The U.S. company’s CarPlay makes its debut in Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo vehicles at the show, demonstrating the software system that allows drivers to control their iPhones via touch and voice, Apple said on Monday. Carmakers have already enabled some access to smartphones via bluetooth […]

Boeing Black: This smartphone will self-destruct..

(Reuters) – Boeing Co on Wednesday unveiled a smartphone that appears to come straight from a James Bond spy movie. In addition to encrypting calls, any attempt to open the casing of the Boeing Black Smartphone deletes all data and renders the device inoperable. The secure phone marks an extension of the communications arm of the Chicago-based aerospace and defense contractor, which is best known for jetliners and fighter planes. Such a phone might have […]

NASA announces discovery of 715 new planets

NASA  announced Wednesday  the discovery of 715 new planets discovered and verified because of the Kepler mission which is dedicated to finding new worlds like our own solar system, The 715 planets, or newly-verified worlds, orbit 305 stars, revealing multiple-planet systems much like our own solar system, NASA said in its statement. Nearly 95 percent of these planets are smaller than Neptune, which is almost four times the size of Earth. This discovery marks a […]

360 million newly stolen credentials on black market: cybersecurity firm

(Reuters) – A cybersecurity firm said on Tuesday that it uncovered stolen credentials from some 360 million accounts that are available for sale on cyber black markets, though it is unsure where they came from or what they can be used to access. The discovery could represent more of a risk to consumers and companies than stolen credit card data because of the chance the sets of user names and passwords could open the door to […]

Half Filipina Ann Makosinski Invented Flashlight That Is Powered Solely From Hand Heat

Ann Makosinski was just another teenager with another science project when she joined her local science fair in Victoria, Canada, last year. Her invention, a flashlight that is powered solely from hand heat, took second place at the competition. Ann, 16, and her parents, both of whom are HAM radio operators and like to fiddle with electronics, were satisfied with that result. “It’s a very simple project,” said Arthur Makosinski, Ann’s father. “It has four […]

Amazon Releases 100 “must read” Books Before You Die

100 Books Everyone Should Read Editors from Amazon has released a list of their 100 “nust read” books before you die. “With 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime, we set out to build a road map of a literary life without making it feel like a homework assignment,” Sara Nelson, Editorial Director of Print and Kindle Books at Amazon. Most of the books are century classics or recent bestsellers and the oldest in the […]

Apple issues fix for glaring security flaw on Mac computers

SAN FRANCISCO Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:28pm EST (Reuters) – Apple Inc has issued fixes for a security flaw in its Macintosh computers that allows hackers to intercept data such as email, patching a major and embarrassing glitch that came to light several days ago. The security update for users of Apple’s OS X computer operating software follows a fix issued for iPhones last week, meaning all Apple device users now have access to the […]