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Digital song downloads slipped further in first half of year
Technology
Published in 21-9-2015
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LOS ANGELES (AP) Digital downloads of songs continued to fall out of favor with Americans in the first half of the year, while free and paid music-streaming revenue kept growing, even without much of a bump from the launch of Apple Music. RIAA CEO Cary Sherman said in a statement that while streaming music revenues continued to grow healthily, he criticized the rates being paid to labels and art ...>>
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Report says Apple moving forward on building a car
Technology
Published in 21-9-2015
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[...] last month, an Apple attorney met with officials at California's Department of Motor Vehicles to discuss the state's regulations for self-driving cars. A department spokesman confirmed that meeting to The Associated Press on Monday, after it was first reported by the Guardian newspaper. The Apple meeting was to review DMV's autonomous vehicle regulations, said Armando Botell ...>>
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Clinton says she won't let GOP 'tear up' health care law
Technology
Published in 21-9-2015
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(AP) Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday hailed President Barack Obama's health care law for reducing the rate of uninsured Americans and vowed to defend it against Republican opposition if she wins the White House. The Democratic presidential candidate kicked off a series of health care events with an embrace of the law, arguing that Republican resistance to the overhaul had hurt working fami ...>>
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FDA experts to review safety of Essure birth control implant
Technology
Published in 21-9-2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) Federal medical experts will take a closer look at a host of problems reported with the birth control implant called Essure, including chronic pain, bleeding, headaches and allergic reactions. Essure consists of two tiny, metallic coils that are inserted into the fallopian tubes, where they are intended to trigger the growth of scar tissue that eventually blocks sperm. The produ ...>>
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Google names auto veteran to lead self-driving car push
Technology
Published in 14-9-2015
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Google has hired auto industry veteran and former Hyundai U.S. CEO John Krafcik to run its self-driving car program. Early in his career as a mechanical engineer he worked at a joint venture between Toyota and General Motors where he became a proponent of lean manufacturing. Google stunned the auto industry in 2010 by announcing that it was straying beyond its primary, Internet search and advert ...>>
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Now arriving: airport control towers with no humans inside
Technology
Published in 14-9-2015
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The dozen commercial planes landing there each day are instead watched by cameras, guided in by controllers viewing the video at another airport 90 miles away. There is a lot of good camera technology that can do things that the human eye can't, says Pat Urbanek, of Searidge Technologies, We understand that video is not real life, out the window. Cameras spread out around an airport elimina ...>>
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NFL's safety campaign includes rule changes and PR effort
Technology
Published in 14-9-2015
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NEW YORK (AP) Jim Gossett has been paid to watch football games for more than 30 years: for three decades as an athletic trainer at Columbia University and four seasons as an injury spotter for the NFL. But this season, stationed high above the field at MetLife Stadium, Gossett is able to do something he has never done before: Stop the game. For the first time, the NFL is giving spotters in the p ...>>
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Decision soon on listing eels under Endangered Species Act
Technology
Published in 14-9-2015
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) Fishermen benefiting from booming prices for American eels are squirming about a decision expected this month on whether to list the fish under the Endangered Species Act. An environmental advocacy group wants the federal government to list the American eel as threatened, giving the fish protections that would greatly limit fishermen's ability to pursue and catch them. ...>>
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Navy to limit some training that harms whales in Pacific
Technology
Published in 14-9-2015
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HONOLULU (AP) The Navy agreed to limit its use of sonar and other training that inadvertently harms whales, dolphins and other marine mammals off Hawaii and California in a settlement with environmental groups approved Monday. A centerpiece of the agreement signed by a federal judge in Honolulu includes limits or bans on mid-frequency active sonar and explosives in specified areas around the Haw ...>>
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Google names auto veteran to lead self-driving car push
Technology
Published in 14-9-2015
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Google has hired auto industry veteran and former Hyundai U.S. CEO John Krafcik to run its self-driving car program. Early in his career as a mechanical engineer he worked at a joint venture between Toyota and General Motors where he became a proponent of lean manufacturing. Google stunned the auto industry in 2010 by announcing that it was straying beyond its primary, Internet search and advert ...>>
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Now arriving: airport control towers with no humans inside
Technology
Published in 14-9-2015
    504 Visits
The dozen commercial planes landing there each day are instead watched by cameras, guided in by controllers viewing the video at another airport 90 miles away. There is a lot of good camera technology that can do things that the human eye can't, says Pat Urbanek, of Searidge Technologies, We understand that video is not real life, out the window. Cameras spread out around an airport elimina ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
NFL's safety campaign includes rule changes and PR effort
Technology
Published in 14-9-2015
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NEW YORK (AP) Jim Gossett has been paid to watch football games for more than 30 years: for three decades as an athletic trainer at Columbia University and four seasons as an injury spotter for the NFL. But this season, stationed high above the field at MetLife Stadium, Gossett is able to do something he has never done before: Stop the game. For the first time, the NFL is giving spotters in the p ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Decision soon on listing eels under Endangered Species Act
Technology
Published in 14-9-2015
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) Fishermen benefiting from booming prices for American eels are squirming about a decision expected this month on whether to list the fish under the Endangered Species Act. An environmental advocacy group wants the federal government to list the American eel as threatened, giving the fish protections that would greatly limit fishermen's ability to pursue and catch them. ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Navy to limit some training that harms whales in Pacific
Technology
Published in 14-9-2015
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HONOLULU (AP) The Navy agreed to limit its use of sonar and other training that inadvertently harms whales, dolphins and other marine mammals off Hawaii and California in a settlement with environmental groups approved Monday. A centerpiece of the agreement signed by a federal judge in Honolulu includes limits or bans on mid-frequency active sonar and explosives in specified areas around the Haw ...>>
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Flood zones could expand, raising costs for some Coloradans
Technology
Published in 7-9-2015
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DENVER (AP) New research shows floods like the one that ransacked northern Colorado two years ago, killing 10 people, might be more common than previously thought and that could require more homeowners to get flood insurance and trigger more stringent construction rules. The September 2013 flood caused $3 billion in damage to neighborhoods, highways, farms and oilfields. Nearly 2,000 homes were ...>>
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