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Google Glass Still Trying To Look Cool
When Google announced its Google Glass partnership with Ray-Ban and Oakley maker Luxottica in January, headlines blared that Glass had likely solved its fashion problem. The partnership suggests that Google thinks the way to some users’ hearts is through their sense of fashion rather than through their desire for its functionality and utility.
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TheDCNF’s Definitive List Of Things Liberals Blame On Global Warming
You’ve heard it from scientists, environmentalists and even Secretary of State John Kerry: global warming is the greatest existential threat faced by humanity. It’s no wonder that all bad weather, every conflict, disease outbreaks, you-name-it is blamed on increasing levels of carbon dioxide and temperatures. But wait! There’s been a nearly 18-year pause in global warming, yet the existential threat continues. In honor of the left’s persistence in sounding the climate alarm, The Daily Caller News Foundation presents the top things liberals blame on global warming.
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UK Premier Hosts Talks On Scottish Voting Rights
British Prime Minister David Cameron sought Monday to limit the divisive political fallout following the Scottish referendum, gathering senior Conservatives at his official country retreat to placate anger over promises made to Scotland to keep it in the United Kingdom. Britain's politicians now have the headache of mapping out how to implement the new powers pledged to Scotland and how that impacts the rest of the realm — England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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Afghan Soldiers Go Missing In Massachusetts After Mall Trip
Authorities said three Afghan National Army soldiers, who were in Massachusetts for training, have gone missing after a trip to a shopping mall. It's the second time in a week that Afghan security trainees in the United States have disappeared. The Massachusetts National Guard said the three soldiers do not appear to pose any threat to the public. The Guard said they arrived in the United States on September 11th for Exercise Regional Cooperation--an annual event--and were quartered at Joint Base Cape Cod.
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Google's Recipe For EU's Digital Agenda
As the European Commission trains its laser beams on Google Incorporated on privacy and antitrust matters, the search giant is extending a high-tech olive branch to another unit of the European Union’s executive body. In a guest article for the European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes, Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt is encouraging Europe to remove remaining national borders which complicate life for tech companies, cut red tape, and embrace disruptive services, such as not-quite-taxi firm Uber. Ms. Kroes has set up the series, called “Digital Minds for a New Europe” –and there are another 39 to come.
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British PM Cameron Tries To Quell Party Revolt Over New Powers For Scotland
British Prime Minister David Cameron tried to head off a rebellion in his Conservative party over a promise of new powers for Scotland, highlighting the difficulty of giving Scots what they want after last week's referendum on Scottish independence. Facing a difficult re-election contest next year, Cameron summoned a small group of disgruntled lawmakers to his country residence outside London on Monday to hear their complaints and to see what he could do to mollify them. The emergency meeting underlines the challenges Britain's political elite faces in delivering more devolution to Scotland, even as the pro-independence Scottish National Party accused British politicians of tricking Scots out of independence by making false promises.
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Israel Approves Intel's $6 Billion Investment In Chip Plant
Israel's finance and economy ministries on Monday approved a plan by Intel Corp to invest $6 billion in the upgrade of its chip manufacturing plant in the southern town of Kiryat Gat. Intel will receive a government grant of $300 million over five years and will be eligible to pay a corporate tax rate of only 5 percent for a 10-year period, the finance ministry said. The U.S. chip giant plans to hire close to 1,000 more workers at the plant by 2023, in addition to the 2,500 that already work there.
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IPhone 6 And 6 Plus Drop And Drown Tests Results Are In
Millions of people are likely already fretting over their new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, picking out all manner of clunky cases to protect their new investment. But at least a handful of folks out there are torturing Apple's latest and greatest instead. After much waiting, anticipation and so many rumors, there's something darkly satisfying about deliberating dropping and drowning the final product while many people are still waiting to get their hands on one. CNET put the new iPhones through their paces in full iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus reviews. Both new models get pushed across a table, dunked and dropped. Both iPhones are able to withstand 10 seconds underwater just fine. After six drops from 4 feet high, Squaretrade reports that the iPhone 6 was barely damaged, while the iPhone 6 Plus saw its front and back panels separate and the sound stopped working shortly thereafter.
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Israeli Firm Looks To Keep Solar Power Generators Running At Night
An Israeli solar power company, Brenmiller Energy, says it has developed a new, more efficient way to store heat from the sun that could give a boost to the thermal solar power industry by enabling plants to run at full capacity night and day. By next year, company founder Avi Brenmiller says he will have a 1.5 megawatt, 15-acre site in the Negev desert connected to Israel's national grid. A number of 10 to 20-MW pilots abroad are expected to follow, which will produce electricity at a price which competes with power from fossil-fuelled plants.
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Afghan Soldiers Go Missing In Massachusetts
Three Afghan National Army soldiers, who were in Massachusetts for training, have gone missing after a trip to a shopping mall. It's the second time in a week that Afghan security trainees in the United States have disappeared. The three soldiers do not appear to pose any threat to the public, the Massachusetts National Guard said. They arrived in the United States on September 11 for Exercise Regional Cooperation, an annual event, and were quartered at Joint Base Cape Cod.