The Microsoft Store: a Wretched Hive of Scams and Fake Apps

[Aug 22, 2014] One of the new features that the post-PC world has made popular is the concept of the app store. These app stores offer users a chance to browse and download apps from a single official repository with just a few clicks or taps. Apple has an app store. Google has an app store. And Microsoft has an app store.

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FCC Finalizes Rules for Medical Body Area Networks

[Aug 22, 2014] The Federal Communications Commission has finalized rules for the operation of Medical Body Area Networks (MBANs), which are designed to provide clinicians with more extensive real-time data permitting faster patient intervention.

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Blackberry Slices off Juiciest Bits, Bottles them in "Tech Solutions"

[Aug 19, 2014] BlackBerry has sliced off its juiciest bits and will preserve them in a new unit called "BlackBerry Technology Solutions" (BTS) that it hopes will deliver a jolt of growth.

The new unit will be led by Dr. Sandeep Chennakeshu and will gain stewardship of QNX , the IoT play Project Ion, the Certicom cryptography applications and the Paratek RF antenna tuning kit.

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How Vringo's Reversal At CAFC Just Increased My Confidence In A VirnetX Affirmation

[Aug 18, 2014] Vringo (NASDAQ:VRNG) investors were stunned Friday with the reversal of its district court win against Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) by the CAFC (Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit). Vringo's stock cratered over 70% and many patent/NPE (non-practicing entity) stocks fell in sympathy with the ruling.

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Community Health Systems hacked, 4.5M patients' information compromised

[Aug 18, 2014] Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems has reported a cyberattack affecting nearly 4.5 million people, according to an SEC regulatory filing issued by the health system.

Hackers allegedly accessed Community Health Systems' computer network and stole information of patients who were referred for or received services from CHS-affiliated physicians in the past five years, according to the filing.

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Zambia: ISAT Africa opens first VSAT Hub

[Aug 18, 2014] According to ISAT Africa, located in Zambia, it has established the first commercial VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) hub in Lusaka. According to the company, the private earth station will be used to transmit and receive data signals through a satellite.

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Smarter ground robots partnering with [USA] Soldiers

[Aug 18, 2014] "In the Army, we always say, 'never send our Soldier into a fair fight.' Each of you here," from the robotics community, are "helping to make that happen," said Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics & Technology.

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Biggest Solar Project Falls as Australia Reviews Policy

[Aug 18, 2014] Plans to build the world's largest solar power plant of its kind have been scrapped in Australia after the developers raised concerns about the government's commitment to clean energy.

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