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Hewlett-Packard Co. has announced a Safety Recall and Replacement Program which affects around 6 million personal computer AC power cords sold in the United States, Canada and online worldwide as a...

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Biomimetic Photodetector Sees In Color

Rice University researchers have created a CMOS-compatible, biomimetic color photodetector that directly responds to red, green and blue light in much the same way the human eye does.

Turn Your Dog Into A Lifelogger With The New GoPro Fetch

Your pet pooch could be the next Ridley Scott, Francis Ford Coppola or Martin Scorsese. A new pet harness allows you to strap a camera on your budding movie-director dog and send him or her out into the big wide world to bring back a permanent record of what they get up to.

Apple Announces iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program

Apple has confirmed that a number of iPhone 5 devices have been sold with defective batteries. The company is offering to provide a free replacement battery for those affected, but only where certain conditions are met.

Facebook Announces News Feed Changes To Discourage

Social media users: if you’re tired of clicking on sensationalistic-sounding news headlines only to be disappointed by the content (or lack thereof) in the actual article, you should be pleased with changes to the News Feed announced by Facebook officials on Monday.

Amazon Announces Surprise Acquisition Of Video Game

Popular video game streaming website Twitch will soon have a new owner – not Google, as previous reports had suggested, but Amazon, who sources say swooped in after the previous deal fell through.

PlayStation Network Back Online After DDoS Attacks Disrupt

Sony’s PlayStation Network was back online Monday following a weekend cyberattack that affected its servers, as well as those of fellow video game companies Blizzard Entertainment, Riot Games and Grinding Gear Games.

Majority Of Smartphone Owners Download No Apps During The

If you haven’t downloaded a smartphone app in a while, you’re not alone, as new research from internet analytics firm comScore indicates nearly two-thirds of mobile device users download zero pieces of software during the average month.

Windows 9 Rumored For September 30th Unveiling

Plans to unveil Windows 9 are being kept under wraps by Microsoft, but a preview of the updated operating system in late September or early October is being rumored, with a date of September 30th reported by various media outlets.

What Should You Do When Your Smartphone Or Device Is Lost Or

The smartphone has changed our behavior, sometimes for the better as we are now able to connect and engage with many more people than ever before, sometimes for the worse in that we may have become over-reliant on the connectivity with the outside world that these devices afford us.

Enabling A New Future For Cloud Computing

NSF awards $20 million to two new testbeds to support cloud computing applications and experiments.

Novel Method Can Hack Popular Apps With Up To A 92 Percent

A new security vulnerability in mobile operating systems could allow hackers to gain access to a user’s personal information with a surprising success rate, researchers from the University of California, Riverside and the University of Michigan claim in a new report.

MIT Breakthrough Brings Delivery Drones Closer To Reality

Experts at MIT have developed a new algorithm which lets drones monitor their own health during long delivery missions.

Airport Body Scanner Bought On EBay Raises Security Alarm

Investigations have revealed that airport security may have been flawed for several years and the online shop eBay has played a surprising part in the discovery.

Netflix Is Paying Time Warner For Faster Video Delivery

Having already signed deals with Comcast, Verizon and AT&T, Netflix announced on August 19th that they had reached an “interconnection agreement” with Time Warner to enable customers to receive Netflix content in a high quality and timely manner.

Red Eye Feels Endless Blame the Internet

Once upon a time people planned their vacations by booking flights and hotel at local travel agencies. But with the Internet launching of hundreds of online flight vendors, travel agencies have virtually disappeared into the ether — and shorter flights have disappeared with them.

Are Kid-Friendly Versions Of YouTube Gmail On The Way

Google is reportedly developing a kid-friendly version of its video-streaming website YouTube, and is also said to be considering allowing youngsters under the age of 13 to sign up for special Gmail accounts.

45 Million US Hospital Patients Could Be Victims Of Chinese

The major US hospital group Community Health Systems has revealed that 4.5 million of its patients have had their data stolen by hackers. The attack appears to have originated in China and targets the personal information of patients within the group's system.

Study Shows Electric Vehicle Consumers Better Off With

Until battery cost is cut down to $100 per kilowatt hour, the majority of US consumers for battery electric vehicles (BEV) will be better off by choosing an electric vehicle with a range below 100 miles

Unexpected Electric Polarizations In Promising Ferroelectric

Brookhaven Lab scientists find surprising locked charge polarizations that impede performance in next-gen materials that could otherwise revolutionize data-driven devices

XRay Tool To Combat Data Frenzy

Researchers at Columbia Engineering are developing a new tool named XRay which aims to combat what they see as “data frenzy” and is “a first step in understanding how personal data is being used on web services.”


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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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