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Holy Hemihelix! Scientists Discover a Bizarre Twist

3 hours 46 min ago
Researchers have figured out how to create a natural helix that looks like the tangle in a telephone cord — and that discovery could lead to new kinds of nanocircuitry.The new twist is called a "hemihelix," and it's not really that new.






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FCC Proposal Could Be End of 'Net Neutrality': Report

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:04pm
The Federal Communications Commission plans to propose new rules for Internet service providers that would effectively end the concept of "Net neutrality," according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.






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Holy Hemihelix! Scientists Harness the Power of a Bizarre Twist

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 8:03pm
Researchers have figured out how to create a natural helix that looks like the tangle in a telephone cord — and that discovery could lead to new kinds of circuitry.The new twist is called a "hemihelix," and it's not really that new.






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Facebook's Mobile Ads Surge, CFO to Step Down

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 7:47pm
Facebook's mobile advertising business continued to accelerate in the first three months of the year, helping the Internet social networking company top Wall Street's revenue target.Shares of Facebook were up nearly 3 percent at $63.05 in after-hours trading Wednesday.






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Apple Profit Beats Forecast, Splits Shares and Boosts Dividend

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 7:47pm
Apple posted quarterly earnings and revenue that topped estimates Wednesday and announced a 7-for-1 stock split and an 8-percent dividend increase.The news sent Apple stock soaring over 8 percent in after-hours trading in New York.The company reported earnings of $11.62 a share, on revenue of $45.






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Facebook Beats Estimates, CFO to Step Down

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 5:44pm
Facebook's stock first dropped, then rose, after the company reported earnings that beat investor expectations Wednesday.Chief Financial Officer David Ebersman also said he would step down from the company on June 1, to be succeeded by David Wehner, former CEO of Zynga.






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Zynga Founder Mark Pincus Steps Down From All Operational Roles

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:58pm

Pincus, who founded the social gaming company in 2007, will no longer have employees under his purview.








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Apple Profit Beats Forecast, Splits Shares 7-for-1

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:58pm
Apple posted quarterly earnings and revenue that topped estimates Wednesday, and announced a 7-for-1 stock split.The company reported earnings of $11.62 a share, on revenue of $45.6 billion. Analysts expected the company to report earnings excluding items of $10.18 a share on $43.






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Facebook CFO David Ebersman is Stepping Down

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:27pm

David Ebersman -- the CFO who took Facebook public and attracted scrutiny for its rocky initial ride -- is departing the company later this year.








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A is For Apple, B is For Bing's Classroom-Safe Search Mode

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:12pm
Microsoft has announced that its "Bing in the Classroom" program is exiting beta and will now be free to access for any school system. The service allows students to search the Web without being bothered with ads or adult content.






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Google Glass Exec Calls Public Backlash a 'Necessary Symptom'

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:41pm
Google Glass has faced continual criticism over its polarizing design, potential privacy issues and the high price of units — all before the product launches.






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Heartbleed Flaw Lurks in Android Apps Downloaded by Millions

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:39pm

Some 150 million downloads of Android mobile apps may be vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug, new security research has found.








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Scientists Monitor Huge Iceberg That Broke Off From Antarctica

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 1:38pm
Scientists are monitoring an iceberg roughly six times the size of Manhattan -- one of the largest now in existence -- that broke off from an Antarctic glacier and is heading into the open ocean.






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#MyNYPD: Why It's Impossible to Control Online Conversation

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:51pm
The failed #MyNYPD Twitter campaign is the latest example of a big organization attempting to rustle up goodwill, only to find that the open nature of social media makes it impossible to control the conversation.






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Facebook Gets U.S. Antitrust Approval to Buy Oculus

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:20pm
Social network giant Facebook Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Oculus VR Inc, a two-year-old maker of virtual reality goggles, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday.Facebook said on March 25 that it planned to buy Oculus for $2 billion in its first-ever hardware deal.






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Internet Speeds Are Rising Sharply, But So Are Hack Attacks

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:18am
A new "state of the Internet" report shows more people around the world are connected, and they're doing so at faster speeds. But as the Internet grows, so does the number of cyberattacks.






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Google Turns Street View Into a Time Machine

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:47am

Google Maps added its massive photo archive to Street View, giving users access to a "time machine" that lets them explore a location's past.








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HBO is Coming to Amazon Fire TV ... Kind Of

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:16am
Tony Soprano is coming to Amazon Fire TV. The dragons from “Game of Thrones,” however, are taking their sweet time.When Amazon Fire TV launched earlier this month, many critics liked the device, but had two complaints: The voice search did not work for services like Netflix and there was no HBO GO.






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What's Aereo? And Why Is Everyone Talking About It?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 8:07pm
The future of TV is being decided by the Supreme Court right now. The tech startup Aereo is being sued by networks like NBC and others for streaming network content without paying licensing fees.






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Brazil Conference to Sound Off on Future of Internet, NSA Spying

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 6:49pm
A global conference in Brazil on the future of the Internet in the wake of U.S. spying revelations might be much less anti-American than first thought after Washington said it was willing to loosen its control over the Web.






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