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>>   Linux
PCLinuxOS and UEFI systems 
ZDNet - 12/24/2014
Summary: The new PCLinuxOS release does work on UEFI systems, in Legacy/MBR boot mode. But it still has problems with a few of my systems. My post yesterday about the new PCLinuxOS 2014.12 release     Add Comment

Hardware store robot helps shoppers find products Lowe's Innovation Labs introduces  
CNET.co.uk - 12/23/2014
CNET News Video: Hardware store robot helps shoppers find products 1:55 / 23 December 2014 Lowe's Innovation Labs introduces the OSHBot at a San Jose, Calif., Orchard Supply Hardware store. CNET's Sumi     Add Comment

Hands-on with PCLinuxOS: A terrific release 
ZDNet - 12/23/2014
Summary: A new release of this venerable Linux distribution is always good news - and if you want to avoid systemd, this PCLinuxOS release could be your new best friend! I had been thinking that a     Add Comment

The winning Linux kernel live patch: All of the above 
InfoWorld - 12/23/2014
Two competing approaches for providing live kernel patches have been fused into a hybrid approach, now being submitted for acceptance to Linux kernel 3.20 Life's choices most often amount to one of     Add Comment
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>>   Cyberculture
Facebook Releases iOS And Android App That Places Emoji Stickers On Your Photos 
Forbes.com - 12/24/2014
Facebook has recently released an iOS and Android app called Stickered , which lets you place Facebook Stickers on top of your photos. After you finish placing the Facebook Stickers on your photo, you     Add Comment

Facebook scores video deal with NFL 
SiliconValley.com - 12/24/2014
What's next in tech Mike Murphy is a web producer at the Mercury News, and also writes for Good Morning Silicon Valley and 60-Second Business Break. Facebook has taken an intriguing step forward in     Add Comment

You can rent 'The Interview' on Google, YouTube and Xbox starting now 
Mashable - 12/24/2014
A scene from 'The Interview.' Image: YouTube By 2014-12-24 17:37:21 UTC LOS ANGELES — Sony is releasing The Interview on Google Play, YouTube Movies, Xbox Video and a dedicated website starting Wednesday,     Add Comment

Facebook to face privacy suit: Judge 
CNBC - 12/24/2014
Facebook had argued that the alleged scanning of its users' messages was covered by an exception under the federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act for interceptions by service providers occurring
Facebook to face lawsuit for scanning messages CNBC
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>>   Science
Google Lunar XPrize: Testing Astrobotic's rover on the rocks (pictures) The Google  
CNET.co.uk - 12/24/2014
Under pressure? These will deliver on time With plenty of top-notch retailers offering digital gifts, you still have time to salvage your gift-giving reputation. Shop smart, not fast
Google Lunar XPrize Astrobotics rover rakes in $750000 Big News Network
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Google Lunar XPrize: Astrobotic's rover rakes in $750,000 As one of the commercial  
CNET.co.uk - 12/24/2014
As one of the commercial teams racing to get to the moon, Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic successfully tests its lunar rover prototype, getting a big, fat check in the Milestone Prize phase of the competition.
Google Lunar XPrize: Testing Astrobotic's rover on the rocks (pictures) Africa News Wire
Google Lunar XPrize: Astrobotic's rover rakes in $750,000 Africa News Wire
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Lunar rover passes test; next stop, the moon? 
CBS News - 12/24/2014
Astrobotic took it lunar rover for a test drive at a rock quarry near Pittsburgh to simulate the surface of the moon. CNET This is the latest in a series of reports by CNET Editor at Large Tim Stevens     Add Comment

The Best Science Visualizations of the Year 
Wired News - 12/23/2014
Each circle depicts communication between brain networks in people given a dose of psilocybin (left) or a non-psychoactive placebo dose (right). While scientists still don't know exactly how psychedelics     Add Comment
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>>   Journalism
Journalist who denounced corruption in Brazilian city slain 
Fox News Latino - 12/24/2014
Journalist and attorney Marcos de Barros Leopoldo Guerra, who wrote a blog on which he denounced cases of corruption in Ubatuba, a small city on the coast of Brazil's Sao Paulo state, was shot to death,     Add Comment

CBS US News: Journalist Jodi Kantor examines gender gap in Silicon Valley through  
CBS News - 12/24/2014
The percentage of women in the tech workforce plunged after the industry's bust in 2000. Despite the recovery since then, women's participation is still lower than in 1998. New York Times reporter Jodi
Journalist Jodi Kantor examines gender gap in Silicon Valley through Stanford's  CBS News
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Innodata Announces that its MediaMiser Subsidiary has Acquired Bulldog Reporter,  
Reuters - 12/24/2014
NEW YORK - December 24, 2014 - INNODATA INC. (NASDAQ: INOD) today announced that its MediaMiser subsidiary has acquired Bulldog Reporter intellectual property and related assets from Sirius Information
INNODATA : Announces that its MediaMiser Subsidiary has Acquired Bulldog Reporter,  4 Traders
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Can reporter work mistletoe magic? 
BBC - 12/24/2014
The BBC's Steph McGovern surprised shoppers while reporting live on the Christmas sales. She tried to catch some of them unawares at a shopping centre just outside Manchester.    Add Comment
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>>   US social policy
N.J. police arrest man for alleged social media threats 
USA Today - 12/24/2014
TINTON FALLS, N.J. – A Tinton Falls man was arrested Monday for alleged threats made about police on social media, Police say a threatening and profane statement on Facebook led to the arrest of Matthew
Man arrested for threats to cops King5.com
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Social hails release of 'The Interview' 
CNN - 12/23/2014
(CNN) -- As soon as word broke that "The Interview" will hit some theaters, celebrations erupted across social media -- including from the stars of the film. . . .
Social media praise CNN
Social media hails release CNN
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Two million new enrollees signed up on Healthcare.gov 
USA Today - 12/23/2014
About 6.4 million people chose a health plan or were automatically reenrolled on the federal site HealthCare.gov through Dec. 19, the Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday. That number     Add Comment

2019 LBS Market in Healthcare Industry, LBS Platform 2018 Global Forecasts and Analysis 
BusinessWeek - 12/23/2014
/PRNewswire/ -- ReportsnReports.com adds Global LBS Market in Healthcare Industry 2015-2019 research report to its store. The 95 pages report analysis LBS Market segments in Healthcare - Product, Usage,
2019 LBS Market in Healthcare Industry, LBS Platform 2018 Global Forecasts and Finwin
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>>   IP and patents
Horizon Pharma plc Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Watson Laboratories,  
Reuters - 12/24/2014
DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwired - Dec 24, 2014) -  Horizon Pharma plc ( NASDAQ : HZNP ), a specialty biopharmaceutical company with a portfolio of products in arthritis, inflammation and orphan diseases,
Horizon Pharma plc Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Watson Laboratories  Big News Network
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Patent risk firm RPX to buy ‘Rockstar’ assets 
CNBC - 12/24/2014
Patent risk management company RPX on Tuesday announced a major deal to buy out the bulk of the assets owned by patent consortium Rockstar, formed by Apple and other major technology firms in 2011 following
Patent risk firm RPX to buy 'Rockstar' assets CNBC
RPX to buy ‘Rockstar’ assets CNBC
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Owner of 3-D printing shop in Colorado Springs courts inventors [The Gazette (Colorado  
BusinessWeek - 12/24/2014
Dec. 24--Stan VanderWerf believes three-dimensional printing will change the way inventors get products ready for market, and he aims to use his expertise and 3-D equipment to help them avoid the delays     Add Comment

UPDATE 2-RPX buys Apple-backed Rockstar patents for $900 mln 
Reuters India - 12/24/2014
12:01am IST (Adds detail about patent valuation and comment from RPX, Microsoft) By Andrew Chung NEW YORK Dec 23 (Reuters) - Patent risk management company RPX Corp said on Tuesday it would
Apple Microsoft-backed Rockstar to buy patents for $900m Big News Network
Apple, Microsoft-backed Rockstar to buy patents for $900 million Times of India
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