Technology and Money

Is Snowmaking the Most Impressive Olympic Performance?
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Even though 1,300 medals will be awarded by the time all is said and done at the 22nd edition of the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, one remarkable performance will go unrewarded: the snowmaking.      

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From Bird Flu to Big Farms: The Rise of China’s Agriculture
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As a novel strain of avian influenza rapidly spreads through China, scientists consider the dangers posed by the country’s large animal farms and agricultural practices.     

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How Facebook Will Squeeze $19 Billion Out of WhatsApp
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Looked at soberly, Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp is a huge mistake. Here’s why — and why you should let the deal intoxicate you, at least a little.     

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What UPS Drivers Can Tell Us About the Automated Future of Work
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Let’s say you’re a driver for UPS. You have an hour and a half left before your shift ends and you still have 12 packages to deliver. Your challenge is to find the shortest route that takes rush-hour traffic, the …     

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'Bitcoin is a currency': Federal judge says the virtual cash is real …
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Tech News. Aug 08. 'Bitcoin is a currency': Federal judge says the virtual cash is real money. By Devin Coldewey. Physical Bitcoins created by Casascius, a bitcoin enthusiast based in Utah. Each has a unique code that can …

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Browse The Web For Free With Opera’s Web Pass
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Everyone hates ads! Pre Internet era, ads used to nag us between TV and Radio programmes. However, Opera has a plan that can make you hate ads less. How? Well, the Norweigian company introduced this ingenious idea where a mobile user gets to surf the Internet for free (via Opera Mini of course) in exchange […]

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Finnish Jolla Smartphone "Coming Soon" To India
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Upon reaching version 1.0 of its Sailfish OS, Finnish smartphone maker Jolla has finally decided to set foot in Asia by entering markets like Hong Kong, India and Russia. If you have not heard of Jolla yet, they are a bunch of former Nokia employees who formed their own company. Having their own design philosophy […]

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WhatsApp Update Lets You Hide "Last Seen" Notification On Android
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Ever since its launch, WhatsApp has always taken flak concerning privacy. Especially, the ‘Last Seen’ feature has been major headache for Android users, who couldn’t turn this notification off. Surprisingly, the provision to hide it on iOS has been there for quite some time. Today, with the release of v2.11.169, WhatsApp has finally brought the […]

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Firefox OS taps into Cordova for easier Web-app development
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Developers writing apps using the Cordova software foundation now can reach Mozilla’s browser-based operating system as well as Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry OS. Originally posted at Mobile World Congress

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