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Internet Slang Terms That Changed The World

Internet Slang Terms You Need To Know     Keeping updated with the latest internet terms and lingo words are quite tough especially if you are the kind of the person who is not an internet savvy. But did you know communication has changed in so many ways in the world wide web? Netizens today are creative; being able to form a phrase that somewhat useful in everyday’s interaction. Internet slang terms are going viral, […]

Privacy groups ask regulators to halt Facebook’s $19 billion WhatsApp deal

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO Thu Mar 6, 2014 3:47pm EST (Reuters) – Privacy advocates have asked U.S. regulators to halt Facebook Inc’s $19 billion acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp until there is a clearer understanding of how the company intends to use the personal data of WhatsApp’s 450 million users. WhatsApp, a service that allows mobile phone users to send each other messages, has had a longstanding commitment to not collect user data for […]

Japan says not fully apprised of bitcoin situation

TOKYO Thu Mar 6, 2014 8:25pm EST (Reuters) – Japan’s government said it was not yet fully apprised of the situation around bitcoins, showing it was still struggling to determine its approach to the virtual currency a week after the collapse of Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox. Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters on Friday that the government would act if needed on bitcoin issues. The government, in response to questions from a […]

Astronomers witness never-before-seen asteroid break-up

WASHINGTON, March 7 (PNA/Xinhua) — Astronomers said Thursday they have witnessed for the first time the breakup of an asteroid, disintegrating into as many as 10 smaller pieces at a “leisurely” speed. The crumbling asteroid, designated P/2013 R3, was first noticed as an unusual, fuzzy-looking object by ground-based telescopes in Arizona on Sept. 15, 2013, the researchers reported in the U.S. journal Astrophysical Journal Letters. A follow-up observation on Oct. 1 with the W. M. […]

Exosuit Promises To Take Ocean Explorers To New Depths

(Reuters) — The new Exosuit promises to take deep-divers deep underwater so they can explore marine life up close as never before. The next-generation Exosuit was unveiled at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York on Thursday (February 27). The Exosuit Atmospheric Diving System stands about 6.5 feet tall (2 meters) and weighs more than 530 pounds (240 kilograms). “Imagine putting on a suit of armor essentially,” said Michael Lombardi, the diving safety officer at the American Museum of Natural History. He added, “You […]

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 […]

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 […]