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July 31, 2014
Weather Causes 2,000 Deaths a Year
Weather Causes 2,000 Deaths a Year

The weather kills at least 2,000 Americans each year and despite the publicity given to hurricanes, nearly two-thirds of the deaths are from the cold, according to a new government report.

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Deep Sea Octopus Mom Tends Eggs for 4.5 Years Octopus Tends Eggs for Record Time

Mom broods her eggs for 4.5 years.

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Researchers: World Trade Center Ship Dates to 1773 World Trade Center Ship Dates 1773

Shipwreck traced to the colonial era.

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Asteroid Timing May Have Wiped Out Dinosaurs Asteroid Timing Ended Dinosaurs?

Environmental upheaval hurt survival.

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$1,000 Sovaldi Now Hepatitis Treatment of Choice $1,000 Hepatitis Pill Is Debated

Now the leading treatment of choice.

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Computing
Retailers Hacked by New Malware
Oracle To Buy TOA Technologies
IBM Beefs Up Identity Intelligence
Digital Life
New App to Manage Time Better
SAP Taps Apigee for API Management
BBM Now Available on Windows Phone
Discovery
World Trade Center Ship Dates 1773
Asteroid Timing Ended Dinosaurs?
Study: Tyrannosaurs Ran in Gangs
Space
Corning Donates for Space Telescope
Study: Hot Jupiters Come Up Dry
Audit: NASA Can't Afford Big Rockets
Innovation
Researchers Tout Battery Breakthrough
Watson's First Consumer-Facing Gig
Internet of Things Comes to DIYers
Health
Tanning Generation Faces Melanoma
$1,000 Hepatitis Pill Is Debated
Five Things To Know About Ebola
Science News
Octopus Tends Eggs for Record Time
Fukushima: Think the Unthinkable
Scientists Ponder Dogs and Jealousy
Environment
Weather Causes 2,000 Deaths a Year
Rare Storm Hits California Beach
Beer-Loving Bugs Swarm in Midwest
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Rare Storm Hits California Beach
 
Corning Donates for Space Telescope
 
Five Things To Know About Ebola
 
Beer-Loving Bugs Swarm in Midwest
 
Fukushima: Think the Unthinkable
 
Fist Bumps Cleaner than Handshakes
 
Scientists Crush Diamond with Laser
To simulate pressure at Saturn's center.
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Android 'Fake ID' Puts Millions at Risk
Users: stick to apps from Google Play.
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OkCupid Experiments with Daters
Unethical without user consent?
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Apple Digital Book Settlement Set
But company still appealing decision.
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Network Security Spotlight
New 'Backoff' Malware Slips Undetected into Retail Systems
'Malicious actors' are using a new variety of malware to access consumer payment data remotely through point-of-sale systems, according to a report from the Department of Homeland Security.
 
IBM Beefs Up Identity Intelligence Security Solutions
Big Blue is betting big on identity intelligence. IBM just acquired a private firm with security software to govern user access to apps and data across cloud and on-premise environments.
 
USB Security Flaw Lets Hackers Hijack PCs
Hackers can use the firmware that controls USB functions to take control of computers, say security experts. That means there may be a new class of attack for which there are no defenses.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
AMD's ARM-Based Opteron Out in $3K Dev Kit
It's dubbed "Seattle" and it's AMD's first 64-bit ARM-based Opteron processor. The low-power chip is being released as part of AMD’s Opteron A1100-series developer kit, and aimed at high-end data center needs.
 
Apple Updates MacBook Pros, Cuts Prices Up to $100
The popular MacBook Pro laptop line just got an update and a price cut of as much as $100. The MacBook Pro with Retina display now includes faster processors and double the memory.
 
Dell, BlackBerry Not Sweating Apple-IBM Alliance
IBM's recent move to partner with Apple to sell iPhones and iPads loaded with corporate applications has excited investors in both companies, but two rivals say they are unperturbed for now.
 

Mobile Technology Spotlight
BlackBerry Messenger Now Available on Windows Phone
BlackBerry's free Messenger chatting and voice app is out of beta and widely available for Windows Phone users, the company said. BBM offers secure messaging, Groups, Voice, Channels and more.
 
Virgin Mobile Offers Custom Smartphone Plans
As the wireless carrier wars continue heating up, Virgin Mobile just threw the customization coal onto the fire. The firm has debuted a no-annual-contract plan with rates based on individual use.
 
Collaboration Provider Asana Revamps Mobile App
Asana, a collaboration software provider started by a Facebook founder, is now out with a rebuilt native iOS mobile app. It replaces one that even the company admits was not up to par.
 

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