N. Korea to launch satellite this month, agency says Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

By Barbara Starr and Jason Hanna, (CNN): North Korea has indicated that it will launch a satellite sometime between February 8-25, a United Nations agency said Tuesday -- a launch that has drawn U.S. concerns because of the rocket that would be used. North Korea told the International..

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Information technology indispensable for development, says Oli Friday, January 29th, 2016

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said the use of information technology was indispensible for the speedy development of the country. In an inaugural session of the 22nd edition of Subisu CAN Info-Tech 2016 organised by the Federation of Computer Association of Nepal (CAN) here today, Prime..

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Uber’s trick for taming drunks? A children’s toy Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

By Katie Collins, (CNET): Uber is using the classic tactic of misdirection to keep drunken passengers from abusing drivers. The ride-hailing service is providing the tipsy in the North Carolina city of Charlotte with the children's toy Bop It to keep them occupied so that their sober drivers don't..

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Researchers find possible ninth planet beyond Neptune Thursday, January 21st, 2016

CAPE CANAVERAL, (REUTERS): The solar system may host a ninth planet that is about 10 times bigger than Earth and orbiting far beyond Neptune, according to research published on Wednesday. Computer simulations show that the mystery planet, if it exists, would orbit about 20 times farther away from..

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Launch set for US-European ocean monitoring satellite Sunday, January 17th, 2016

LOS ANGELES, (AP): The latest in a series of US-European satellites designed for ocean monitoring in phenomena like El Nino is scheduled for launch this weekend aboard a SpaceX rocket that will attempt to land its discarded first stage on a floating barge. If the launch is successful, the Jason-3..

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Apple to launch Apple Pay in China Monday, December 21st, 2015

SHANGHAI, (REUTERS): Apple said it will launch its payment service in China as soon as 2016, pitting it against entrenched Chinese rivals Alibaba Group Holding and Tencent Holdings. Apple will partner with China’s main bank card and payment firm UnionPay, a state-controlled consortium that has a..

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Nepal quake landslides ‘could have been far worse’ Thursday, December 17th, 2015

JONATHAN AMOS, SAN FRANCISCO, (BBC): The impacts stemming from the big earthquakes that struck Nepal earlier this year could have been much, much worse, say scientists. An international team has just published a review of the events, showing the number of landslides was far lower than people had..

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British astronaut swaps family Christmas for space mission Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

BAIKONUR, KAZAKHSTAN, (AFP): Astronaut Timothy Peake, set to become the first Briton to travel to the International Space Station, said on the eve of his departure that he would look down on Earth at Christmas time and think of his family — hopefully while tucking into some Christmas pudding..

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg speaks out in support of Muslims Thursday, December 10th, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, (REUTERS): Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday said he supported Muslims in his community and around the world. Muslims in the United States and abroad have been criticized in the wake of attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California. “As a Jew, my parents..

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Google Drive Adds Mobile Notifications for Shared Files Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Staying on top of the documents people share with you via Google Drive is about to get a little easier. In addition to email alerts about shared files, Google will now send notifications to your iOS or Android device when someone shares a folder or file with you on Drive. Better yet, you can click..

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(Reuters): Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) restored access to its social media website for most users on Monday afternoon, after its second outage in less than a week. According to, Facebook was down for about 42 minutes between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. ET. ( “We are..

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Trump, Bolton and the Syrian Confusion Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

It’s a messy, though typical picture. US President Donald Trump wants to pull out forces in Syria. When announced in December, jaws drooped and sharp intakes of breath..