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Automatic Vision-Correcting Displays Could Let You Ditch The Reading Glasses
Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s research department, working with the University of California at Berkeley, has created digital display tech that can automatically compensate for vision problems, eliminating the need for glasses or contacts for specific uses like reading or viewing GPS navigation devices for far-sighted folks, among other potential uses.
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IBM Launches Watson Tool For Business Clients
International Business Machines Corp is rolling out a cognitive tool powered by its Watson supercomputer that uses companies' internal data to answer questions about performance and efficiency, and predict outcomes. IBM said the tool - the latest in a series of Watson products unveiled by IBM - will make more widely available data analytics capabilities long reserved for research scientists. Watson Analytics clients can upload their business' data and ask the tool personalized questions like, "Who are my most profitable customers?" The basic service is available on a "freemium basis" where basic features are free and customers can pay for a premium service, which allows them to work with larger, more complex data sets from a wider array of sources.
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US To Assign 3,000 From US Military To Fight Ebola
Under pressure to ramp up the U.S. response to the Ebola crisis, President Barack Obama is ordering 3,000 U.S. military personnel to West Africa amid worries that the financial and human cost of the outbreak is growing exponentially in a region overwhelmed by the deadly virus. Obama was announcing the stepped-up effort Tuesday during a visit to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta following appeals for a greater U.S.
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UN: Nearly $1 Billion Needed Now To Stop Ebola
The World Health Organization said Tuesday that the number of Ebola cases in West Africa could start doubling every three weeks and it could cost nearly $1 billion to contain the crisis. Even as President Barack Obama was expected to announce the deployment of 3,000 American forces to help provide aid in the region, Doctors Without Borders said the global response to Ebola has been far short of what is needed.
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Uber No Longer Banned In Germany
A nationwide injunction issued against on-demand ride-hailing service Uber in Germany has been lifted by a local court in Frankfurt during an appeal hearing. The ban was issued by the same court late last month, after a civil action brought by the German taxi industry. In a statement posted online today, Uber welcomed the lifting of the ban, and said it also “strongly” welcomed a suggestion by the German Minister for the economy, Sigmar Gabriel, and other political decision-makers “to enter into open dialogue on uberPOP”, adding: “We are at their disposal.”
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Nikki Bella And John Cena Have A Cute Back To The Future Moment
During a cute afternoon lunch date with boyfriend John Cena, Nikki Bella had a super cute slip-up! After joking about going back in time, the Total Divas star made a reference to one of John's favorite cars from Back to the Future, the DeLorean! John then proceeds to watch with amusement as Nikki mispronounces the car name several times, but he doesn't say anything and waits for her to try to figure it out!
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YouNoodle Holds Its First Virtual Demo Day, YouNoodle Live
When YouNoodle raised additional funding earlier this year, the company’s CEO Torsten Kolind told me the company was trying to build a data business on top of its startup competition platform. That approach, it seems, has led in a roundabout way to YouNoodle hosting a virtual demo day of its own, dubbed YouNoodle Live.
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Braves' New Stadium Has A Name _ SunTrust Park
The Atlanta Braves new suburban stadium already has a name - SunTrust Park. The team announced the naming-rights deal at a ceremony Tuesday to officially break ground on the 41,500-seat stadium, which is scheduled to open in 2017. The festivities - including Major League Baseball's next commissioner, Rob Manfred, and Hall of Famer Hank Aaron - took place in a tent situated in the middle of the massive construction zone. Crews have been clearing the 60-acre site, even though the team is still finalizing designs of the hurried project. Details of the 25-year sponsorship deal with SunTrust, the state's largest bank, were not released.
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U.S. Senator Criticizes Muni Treatment In Bank Liquidity Rules
Democratic senator on Tuesday urged the Federal Reserve and other bank regulators to revamp the treatment of municipal bonds in recently finalized rules aimed at making sure banks can survive a cash crunch. Bank regulators finished rules on Sept. 3 that require big institutions such as JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup to hold a certain amount of highly liquid, or easily sellable, assets. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the No.
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Tom Hiddleston To Star In Legendary's 'King Kong' Origins Film 'Skull Island'
Tom Hiddleston has signed on to star in Legendary's King Kong origins story Skull Island, which will be directed by indie helmer Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Legendary announced plans to tackle the film -- based on an original script by MaxBorenstein -- during Comic Con in July. Previous King Kong film incarnations have touched on the mysterious island, but Legendary sparked to a full exploration of the story that parallels its other monster-themed productions. Hiddleston is best known for playing Thor’s nemesis and brother, Loki, in Marvel’s Thor, Thor: The Dark World and The Avengers but will now switch to the King Kong universe in an unspecified role.