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Scrabble fans to nominate a new word for official Scrabble dictionary

Singapore News - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 11:11

Hasbro has announced that it updating the official Scrabble player dictionary for the first time in nine years, and that one of the new words would be chosen by its fans.

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U.S. desktop search advertising poised to slip 9.4% this year: report

Singapore News - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 11:00

Mobile search advertising business in the United States is gaining on the cost of shrinking desktop search advertising, market research firm eMarketer said in its latest report.

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Skype for Xbox One app gets first major update since the new console’s launch

US News - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 09:38

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Microsoft has recently announced the first major update to Skype for Xbox One app since the November 2013 launch of the new gaming console. The next-generation console intriguingly featured extensive Skype integration at launch apparently because Microsoft aimed at making the console an entertainment center for the living room.

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Goodyear unveils bigger, faster, more maneuverable airship

US News - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 09:34

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On Friday, Goodyear showed off a new model of its yet-to-be-named airship at its Wingfoot Lake hanger in Suffield, Ohio. The nameless brand-spanking-new airship replaces the blimp which Goodyear had retired in February after 14 years of service.

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Asus has "indefinitely postponed" plans to sell dual-boot Transformer Book Duet TD300

US News - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 09:32

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According to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Asus has "indefinitely postponed" its plans to sell its convertible Transformer Book Duet TD300 device which the company had showcased at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January this year.

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Samsung's ultrasonic smartphone cover helps visually -impaired people sense their surroundings

US News - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 09:26

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Bigwig device manufacturer Samsung has recently announced an ultrasonic smartphone case which can help visually-impaired people by improving their awareness of their surroundings.

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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says whistleblower Edward Snowden is no hero

US News - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 09:23

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In an interview published in the latest edition of Rolling Stone magazine, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said whistleblower Edward Snowden - the ex-National Security Agency contractor who leaked the agency's secret documents - cannot be categorized as a hero.

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Mozilla cancels its Windows Metro-mode shell for Firefox

US News - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 09:19

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A few days ahead of the scheduled inclusion of Microsoft's Windows Metro version in the stable version of Mozilla's Firefox browser, Mozilla has announced that it has cancelled its Metro-mode shell for Firefox. Metro is the new, touch-centric User Interface (UI) of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system.

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US federal government to relinquish control over the administration of Internet

US News - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 09:15

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In a highly significant announcement made on Friday, US government officials have said that the federal government will relinquish its control over the administration of the Internet.

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India-born Rajeev Suri will become CEO of Nokia Corp: media reports

StockWatch India - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 08:04

India-born Rajeev Suri, the current head of Nokia's telecom equipment business, will be elevated to the top position of global chief executive officer (CEO) of Nokia Corporation, emerging media reported.

Citing unnamed sources, Finnish media reported that Mr. Suri might be made the CEO of Nokia Corp by March or April this year, when Redmond-based software giant Microsoft Corp will likely conclude the acquisition of the Finnish firm's handset business.

The reports also say that an official announcement regarding the same could be made as early as the end of this month.

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Lower inflation gives RBI greater room to cut rates

StockWatch India - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 08:02

Declining inflation numbers have shown a ray of hope to the Indian economy as lower inflation can encourage the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to slash key interest rates, which is essential to stimulate investors and boost the economy.

Helped by a considerable decline in prices of onion and potatoes, the wholesale price index (WPI)-based inflation slipped to 4.68 per cent in February this year. It was the lowest level of WPI-based inflation in the past nine months.

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Microsoft changes the dynamics of working relationship with Barnes & Noble

Company News - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 13:28

The working relationship between Microsoft and Barnes & Noble has recently undergone a change in dynamics, with Microsoft having freed the bookseller's Nook Media from the pledge to offer e-reader apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone.

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AT&T closes its $1.2 billion acquisition of Leap Wireless

Company News - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 13:08

In an announcement made on Thursday, bigwig US wireless carrier AT&T has revealed that it has closed the $1.2 billion deal for the acquisition of prepaid wireless provider Leap Wireless and the Cricket brand.

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AT&T closes its $1.2 billion acquisition of Leap Wireless

Telecom Sector - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 13:08

In an announcement made on Thursday, bigwig US wireless carrier AT&T has revealed that it has closed the $1.2 billion deal for the acquisition of prepaid wireless provider Leap Wireless and the Cricket brand.

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Gulf Breeze High School Students to Compete at Science Olympiad

US News - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 12:22

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Thirty-one students from Gulf Breeze High School will be competing at the state Science Olympiad at the University of Central Florida.

Before departing, Susan Cundiff, the Science Olympiad team faculty adviser, had a talk with the students that comprised from freshmen to seniors. In total, there will be five categories having 23 different events.

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High BP can Greatly Increase Risk of Stroke

US News - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 12:03

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High blood pressure can increase the risk of stroke, says a new study. The study based on Meta analysis said even a slight increase in blood pressure levels could be sufficient to increase the risk of stroke.

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Emotional Facebook Posts are Contagious: Study

US News - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 11:54

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A new study by the University of California, San Diego, has concluded that positive posts on Facebook lead to positive posts and negative posts resulted into more negative posts. But positive posts were found to be more contagious.

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Series of 3D Printed Parts Used to Reconstruct Man’s Face

US News - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 11:53

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Stephen Power from Cardiff, Wales, met with an accident, which left him with serious injuries. Both of his cheekbones, upper jaw and eye sockets were broken.

He suffered a fractured skull and his right leg was damaged badly and both of his arms were also broken. Power stayed in the hospital for four months in 2012.

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Texas woman reported as first case of woman-to-woman HIV Infection: CDC Report

US News - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 11:50

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A new report has revealed that sex between Lesbian women also allows HIV virus to spread from infected partner to the other involved in the sexual act. Such cases are rare, but a Texas woman is believed to have contracted the virus after having sex with another woman.

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