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You might think there's nothing more extreme than extreme drought. Those experts on parched earth that produce the weekly U.S. Drought Monitor have yet one worse classification for extended periods of low rainfall, dried-out soil, and low reservoir levels: exceptional drought. And 58% of California ...
USA Today · 4 hours ago
14:40, Technology/Hi Tech & Innovation Beginning with the NFL's regular season, players will be equipped with tracking technology in their shoulder pads measuring how fast, far and what routes they run - in real time. The small radio frequency identification chips were designed by Lincolnshire, ...
PhysOrg.com · 9 hours ago
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officials say they are investigating a tweet by one of their sergeants that said the department received calls after a Facebook outage Friday morning. Sgt. Burton Brink, the spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Crescenta Valley Station, told NBC News when ...
NBCNews.com · 4 hours ago
(Updates with Microsoft comment in fifth paragraph.) Aug. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Microsoft Corp. sued Samsung Electronics Co., claiming the South Korean smartphone maker breached a 2011 agreement to share patents. Under the agreement, the two companies cross-licensed patents for each other’s products. ...
Washington Post · 3 hours ago
An anonymous reader writes "Speculation on the eventual shuttering of Google+ has once more risen with news that Google+ Photos will soon be developed and run separately from the social media site. This news follows observations that Google+ "was barely mentioned at Google I/O 2014, while there were ...
Slashdot · 5 hours ago
It’s a longstanding tradition on the first day of each month for tech reporters to look at the latest releases from Net Applications and StatCounter, trying to sort out who’s ahead and who’s falling behind in the PC and mobile horse races. This month, in desktop operating systems, the ...
ZDNet · 7 hours ago
The right to unlock your cellphone became law on Friday as President Barack Obama signed a bill that rapidly passed both houses of the U.S. Congress. The Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act passed in the Senate on July 16 and was unanimously approved by the House of ...
NetworkWorld · 3 hours ago
Today, we mull over James Cameron's upcoming film, Deepsea Challenge 3D, get a peek of HP's new smartwatch, watch Apple welcome Beats into the family and maybe order some MacBook decals. Read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last 24 hours. James Cameron found himself at the bottom of the ...
Engadget · 2 hours ago
It looks like a bank holiday weekend for brollies rather than sunnies as Met Éireann has issued an orange level rainfall alert and warned of a flooding risk. However, conditions are set to improve from tomorrow with sunny weather forecast for Monday. The rainfall alert for Leinster begins early ...
Irish Times · 4 hours ago
MIT researchers this week found out that a system they have developed to produce oxygen on Mars will be making the next NASA trip to the Red Planet.  MIT’s Mars OXygen In situ resource utilization Experiment or MOXIE will be just one of the seven instruments that will travel on the Mars 2020, ...
NetworkWorld · 9 hours ago