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NYT - New York/Region - 59 min 29 sec agoWednesday: A Medicaid scheme involving shoes and the homeless, sunny weather, and pulling pranks on the Bronx Zoo.
BBC World News - 3 hours 44 min agoIntruders enter an office of Turkey's ruling AK Party in Istanbul, a day after a prosecutor was taken hostage and killed in the city.BBC World News - 3 hours 51 min agoThe winner of Nigeria's presidential election, Muhammadu Buhari, hails a "vote for change" and thanks beaten rival Goodluck Jonathan.BBC World News - 3 hours 51 min agoA large fire breaks out at Bicester Village shopping outlet in Oxfordshire.Slashdot - 3 hours 54 min agoLucas123 writes: While the rest of the nation's solar power generation hovers around 1%, California clocked in with a record 5% of power coming from utility-grade (1MW or more) solar power sources, according to a report from Mercom Capital Group and the Energy Information Administration. That's three times the next closest state, Arizona. At the same time, 22 states have yet to deploy even one utility-grade solar power plant, according to the Solar Energy Industry Association. Meanwhile, the rest of the world saw a 14% uptick in solar power installations in 2014 for a total of 54.5GW of capacity, and that figure is expected to grow even faster in 2015. While China still leads the world in new solar capacity, Japan and the U.S. come in as a close second and third, respectively. In the U.S. distributed solar and utility-grade solar installations are soaring as the solar investment tax credit (ITC) is set to expire next year. The U.S. is expected to deploy 8.5GW of new solar capacity in 2015, according to Mercom Capital Group.
Read more of this story at Slashdot.Google Sci/Tech - 3 hours 58 min ago
Tiny bird tracked across vast swaths of open ocean
Montpelier, Vermont: A tiny songbird that summers in the forests of northern North America has been tracked on 2,735-kilometre, over-the-ocean journey from the northeastern United States and eastern Canada to the Caribbean as part of their winter ...
Amazing! the tiny songbird can cross vast oceans without stopping for restIndia Today
Bird 'backpacks' help scientists discover the longest oversea migrationThe Guardian
all 102 news articles »BBC World News - 4 hours 2 min agoA lead investigator into the Germanwings crash calls for anyone with footage of the disaster to hand it over to the authorities.The Register - 4 hours 5 min agoCould the end finally be in sight for first-generation DAB?
Breaking Fad Among my collection of radios, I have a couple of DAB sets, a 1940 Pilot Twin Miracle, a 1950s Ferguson that needs a bit of repair, and a rather long-in-the-tooth Marantz tuner as part of the living room hi-fi. It's a while since I powered up the Pilot, but it still more or less worked, which is not bad going for something that old. And, more to the point, there are still – for now at least – stations that can be picked up by those sets, three-quarters of a century after they were made. I suspect that the serviceable life of my old Acoustic Solutions DAB set will be a little shorter than that.…NYT - New York/Region - 4 hours 5 min agoThe remnants of an 18th-century ship, excavated five years ago in Lower Manhattan, will find a home at the New York State Museum for a proper display.
NYT - New York/Region - 4 hours 5 min agoThe Korean population in the borough has been declining, and the center, in Bedford Park, which offers translation and other services, has been losing members.
BBC World News - 4 hours 9 min agoMark Wahlberg is to co-produce and potentially star in a film about the 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon and the city-wide manhunt that followed.Google Sci/Tech - 4 hours 19 min ago
Microsoft previews new Music and Video apps for Windows 10
Microsoft admits its upcoming Music and Video apps for PC, which both drop the Xbox branding, aren't polished enough to replace current ones just yet. But if you're already testing Windows 10 through Technical Preview, you can now also take the platform's ...
Window 10's Music and Video apps dropping Xbox nameGamerCenterOnline
Microsoft Launches Music and Video Preview Apps for Windows 10groovyPost
Microsoft releases Music and Video Preview apps for Windows 10 -- drops Xbox ...BetaNews
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all 70 news articles »BBC World News - 4 hours 21 min agoA key ally of Russian anti-Kremlin campaigner Alexei Navalny - Vladimir Ashurkov - is granted political asylum in the UK.BBC World News - 4 hours 26 min agoThe UK says key issues still need to be tackled at talks on Iran's nuclear programme but agrees there is "a broad framework of understanding".The Register - 4 hours 39 min agoSocial network? 'VAST ADVERTISING NETWORK', you mean
Facebook has reportedly been illegally tracking the web browsing habits of every visitor to its site, even if those visitors aren't account holders or have explicitly opted out of tracking when within the EU, according to a critical analysis by researchers at the University of Leuven and the Free University of Brussels.…BBC World News - 4 hours 41 min agoPolice in India arrest four men in connection with the rape of an elderly nun in West Bengal state which sparked outrage.BBC World News - 4 hours 51 min agoSinger songwriter Joni Mitchell is in intensive care in a Los Angeles hospital after being found unconscious at her home.The Register - 5 hours 8 min agoFlash-flood: Korean 3D flash-furtler melts heart of the Chocolate Factory
It's a 3D flash flood: Korean 3D flash-furtler Samsung has landed Google as a customer, according to the Korean Times.…Slashdot - 5 hours 30 min agochicksdaddy writes: Lots of studies have shown that assertiveness works in the professional sphere as well as the personal one. It turns out to work pretty well in the cyber criminal sphere, also. Websense Labs has posted a blog warning of a new round of spear phishing attacks that rely on e-mail messages posing as urgent communications from senior officers to lower level employees. The messages demand that the employees wire funds to a destination account provided in the message. According to Websense, these attacks are low tech. The fraudsters register "typo squatting" domains that look like the target company's domain, but are subtly different. They then set up e-mails at the typo squatted domain designed to mirror legitimate executive email accounts. Like many phishing scams, these attacks rely on the similarities of the domains and often extensive knowledge of key players within the company, creating e-mails that are highly convincing to recipients. The key element of their attack is – simply – "obeisance," Websense notes. "When the CEO or CFO tells you to do something, you do it." The messages were brief and urgent, included (phony) threads involving other company executives and demanded updates on the progress of the transfer, making the request seem more authentic. Rather than ask the executive for clarification (or scrutinize the FROM line), the employees found it easier to just wire the money to the specified account, Websense reports. Websense notes the similarities between the technique used in the latest phishing attack and the grain trading firm Scoular in June, 2014. That company was tricked into wiring some $17 million to a bank in China, with employees believing they were acting on the wishes of executives who had communicated through e-mail.
Read more of this story at Slashdot.The Register - 5 hours 38 min agoAWS meets Europe's privacy requirements, whatever they may be worth
Amazon’s cloud services have been declared safe by Europe’s privacy rights watchdogs.…