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  • [PCMag.com: Tech Commentary] Stop the Selfie Stick Scourge: Tourist attractions and tragedies are becoming overrun with a plague of 'selfie sticks.' Here's why they're popular, and why they need to be stopped.
  • [PCMag.com: New Product Reviews] SkyBell Wi-Fi Video Doorbell: With the SkyBell Wi-Fi Video Doorbell you can see and talk to whoever is at the door before you open it, but it doesn't record video and its low-res camera has color and detail issues.
  • [PCMag.com: New Product Reviews] Ring Video Doorbell: The Ring Video Doorbell lets you use your smartphone to see who is at your door before you open it. It offers motion detection, push notifications, and video recording, but audio quality is inconsistent and battery life could be better.
  • [Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More - The Washington Post] Pence: Indiana will ?fix? controversial religious bill to say it will not allow discrimination: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) said Tuesday morning that he hopes to sign legislation amending the state?s controversial religious liberties bill making it clear that it does not allow for any discrimination.Read full article >>
  • [Technology News - The Washington Post] Hillary Clinton also used an iPad for e-mails, undercutting her single-device defense: Hillary Clinton, who defended her use of a private e-mail server by saying she only wanted to use one device for all her correspondence, actually used at least two devices: her regular mobile phone and an iPad.Read full article >>
  • [Reuters: Financials] UPDATE 2-Romania cuts interest rates to record low, more easing seen: BUCHAREST, March 31 (Reuters) - Romania's central bank shaved another quarter point off its benchmark interest rate to a record low of 2.00 percent on Tuesday, and Governor Mugur Isarescu implied room for more policy easing.
  • [Reuters: Financials] BRIEF-Axia signs two financing agreements for total 60.85 million euros: * Signs two financing agreements for a total of 60.85 million euros ($65.40 million)
  • [Reuters: Financials] BRIEF-01Cyberaton acquires KGXLVI for 750,000 zlotys: * Acquires 100 percent of KGXLVI Sp. z o.o. for 750,000 zlotys ($197,700)
  • [Reuters: Regulatory News] JPMorgan execs depose in SEC's asset-management probe - Bloomberg: March 31 (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co's executives have been deposed and internal documents subpoenaed as part of an investigation by the U.S. regulators into the bank's asset-management unit,...
  • [Reuters: Bonds News] UPDATE 1-Brazil posts unexpected primary deficit in February: BRASILIA, March 31 (Reuters) - Brazil posted an unexpected primary budget deficit of 2.3 billion reais ($721 million) in February, central bank data showed on Tuesday, highlighting the challenges the...
  • [Reuters: Financials] BRIEF-Worthington to acquire substantial gold producing assets to add to mining interests: * Entered into negotiations to acquire substantial gold producing assets to add to its mining interests
  • [Reuters: Financials] Argentina to make debt coupon payment as normal - Economy Ministry: BUENOS AIRES, March 31 (Reuters) - Argentina will make an interest payment on its restructured debt on Tuesday as planned, an economy ministry spokeswoman said, although payment will almost certainly not reach most bondholders.
  • [Reuters: Regulatory News] Argentina to make debt coupon payment as normal - Economy Ministry: BUENOS AIRES, March 31 (Reuters) - Argentina will make an interest payment on its restructured debt on Tuesday as planned, an economy ministry spokeswoman said, although payment will almost certainly...
  • [Reuters: Bonds News] Argentina to make debt coupon payment as normal - Economy Ministry: BUENOS AIRES, March 31 (Reuters) - Argentina will make an interest payment on its restructured debt on Tuesday as planned, an economy ministry spokeswoman said, although payment will almost certainly...
  • [Reuters: Health News] Teens with HIV fare worse when parents don't come to clinic appointments: (Reuters Health) - Teens with HIV do better at keeping the virus in check when their parents or guardians come with them for clinic visits, a study from Botswana suggests.
  • [Reuters: Financials] BRIEF-Adler Real Estate resolves to issue corporate bond: * Issuance proceeds to be used primarily to finance takeover of Westgrund AG Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: ($1 = 0.9311 euros) (Gdynia Newsroom)
  • [Reuters: Financials] UPDATE 1-Investment funds seek sale of 49 pct stake in Spain's Saba -sources: MADRID, March 31 (Reuters) - Investment funds Torreal, KKR and ProA are looking into the sale of their combined 48.7 percent stake in Spanish car park group Saba, two sources with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.
  • [Reuters: Financials] U.S. Treasury targets Syrian banker, 'front' companies for sanctions: WASHINGTON, March 31 (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday said it targeted a Syrian banker and three "front" companies as part of a financial sanctions program.
  • [Reuters: Health News] New cancer drugs 'vastly overestimated', says contrarian analyst: LONDON (Reuters) - A hot new class of drugs designed to help the body's own immune system fend off cancer by blocking a protein called PD-1 is going to be big - but not nearly as big as investors think, according to a new analysis.
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  • Google Maps now lets you turn any location into a game of Pac-man (793 characters)

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:19:00 -0400Google Maps now lets you turn any location into a game of Pac-manThe Verge - All Posts

    Your neighborhood just got a lot more interesting. Google has released a new feature for Maps that lets you turn any location into a game of Pac-man ? all you have to do is click the new Pac-man button that resides in the lower left corner of the screen. When you do, whatever section of the world you're looking at will transform into the pixelated arcade classic, complete with four colorful ghosts and the iconic music. While developers have created similar hacks before, this version of Google Maps Pac-man comes directly from Google, and even supports mobile devices. This isn't the first time Google has mixed video games and Maps in time for April Fools' Day, as last year the company let you catch Pokemon using its mapping tool. As for P...

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  • Camera test: Samsung?s new Galaxy S6 versus the iPhone 6 Plus (784 characters)

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:15:00 -0400Camera test: Samsung?s new Galaxy S6 versus the iPhone 6 PlusThe Verge - All Posts

    Samsung's new Galaxy S6 is the most impressive phone the company has ever made, and a large part of that is thanks to its new camera. It's fast, reliable, and takes great photos. It's easily the best camera on any Android phone ever. But how does it compare to the iPhone 6 Plus, the reigning champ of smartphone photography?

    To find out, we put the S6 head to head with the iPhone 6 Plus to see how it fared in a variety of situations. As it turns out, the S6 can hang: it's very close to the iPhone in terms of image quality and detail. The S6 shots are a little warmer, but not offensively so, and the two phones handle low-light a bit differently.

    On the whole, the S6 holds its own against the iPhone, and we wouldn't hesitate for a second...

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  • Rubio pollster calls the White House contender ?the Michael Jordan of American politics? (659 characters)

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:11:00 -0400Rubio pollster calls the White House contender ?the Michael Jordan of American politics?Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More - The Washington Post

    Whit Ayres, a leading Republican pollster, has a message for anyone who might dismiss his client Marco Rubio's presidential ambitions."Marco Rubio is the Michael Jordan of American politics," Ayres said on Tuesday, comparing the 43-year-old Florida senator to the basketball prodigy's celebrated run in the 1980s at the University of North Carolina. "Anyone underestimates his ability at their peril....He?s substantive, he?s talented and I am very confident that once the voters get the chance to see the kind of candidate he is and the kind of vision he paints for the country that they will place him in the top tier."Read full article >>






  • The unlikely group of Republicans who are preparing Florida for climate change (372 characters)

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:09:00 -0400The unlikely group of Republicans who are preparing Florida for climate changeEnergy & Environment: Environmental Science, Energy Policy, Living Green & More - The Washington Post

    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. ? Patty Asseff, a longtime realtor and a Republican, drives through town in her jet black Tesla. Asseff, who has sold so many homes here, speaks with passion about two related matters ? clean energy, and making Hollywood homes more resilient, not just against hurricane threats but against periodic flooding that  seems to be worsening as […]






  • SanDisk, Netlist heading to court as patent problems continue (288 characters)

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:02:00 -0400SanDisk, Netlist heading to court as patent problems continueThe Register

    Case accuses Smart Modular business unit of infringement shenanigans

    After its ULLtraDIMM OEM supplier Diablo Technologies walked out of the jury trial against Netlist with a big "not guilty" stamped on its brow recently, it's now SanDisk's turn to fight a little Netlist court action.?

  • Amazon has invented tiny plastic buttons that allow for instant product ordering (794 characters)

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:00:00 -0400Amazon has invented tiny plastic buttons that allow for instant product orderingThe Verge - All Posts

    It?s 2AM and you?re changing your baby when you realize you?ve just used up your last diaper. Or you go to reach under your sink to grab another roll of toilet paper only to discover you've forgotten to order more. And maybe you eat nothing but mac and cheese, and did not correctly calculate your stockpile, so that you?re stuck actually having to cook real food one night.

    This is not the sad, black-and-white world of late-night infomercials, but real life, Amazon says. The company is rolling out new hardware today called the Dash button that promises to solve these scenarios. It?s a small physical button that you can stick wherever, and press when you want to order more of something. Need more diapers? Hit the diaper button. Need more...

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  • UPDATE 1-Kenyan shilling eases, shares up for second straight day (485 characters)

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:58:00 -0400UPDATE 1-Kenyan shilling eases, shares up for second straight dayReuters: Financials

    * Energy sector firms buy dollars * Safaricom rises, helps stocks rally (Adds shilling and stocks closing data) NAIROBI, March 31 (Reuters) - Kenya's shilling weakened slightly on Tuesday as firms bought dollars to settle their monthly bills, while the main benchmark share index rose for a second-straight day. At market close, commercial banks quoted the shilling at 92.40/50 to the dollar against Monday's close of 92.30/40. "The inflows are weak compared to the supply," said J






  • JPMorgan execs depose in SEC's asset-management probe - Bloomberg (262 characters)

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:57:00 -0400JPMorgan execs depose in SEC's asset-management probe - BloombergReuters: Financials

    March 31 (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co's executives have been deposed and internal documents subpoenaed as part of an investigation by the U.S. regulators into the bank's asset-management unit, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the situation.

  • Living life on the S6 Edge (798 characters)

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:54:00 -0400Living life on the S6 EdgeThe Verge - All Posts

    Samsung is back atop the Android throne with its new Galaxy S6. The hotly contested title for Android?s best was more open than ever last year, with credible contenders from Sony, Motorola, and HTC, but 2015 is starting out with Samsung clearly in the ascendancy. And the Korean company is doing it with not one, but two phones: the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. The two share a nigh-identical spec sheet, a new (for Samsung) metal frame construction, and an all-glass back and front. However, they are definitely not the same. The Edge?s screen wraps around its sides, giving it an instantly recognizable, futuristic look and the potential to do a few things that flat-screened phones just can?t match.

    For the comprehensive account of how and...

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  • Blade Runner Reality shows us that we've always lived in the future (781 characters)

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:53:00 -0400Blade Runner Reality shows us that we've always lived in the futureThe Verge - All Posts

    Blade Runner Reality, as its name suggests, is an Instagram account that posts pictures of places that evoke Ridley Scott's 1982 masterpiece. Or, "Instagram explains how much the real world has become like Blade Runner," as one writeup puts it. "Is the knowledge that we are sort of living in Blade Runner comforting or distressing?" asks another. "Hardly a week goes by without some event or news item coming to light that would be right at home in a novel by William Gibson," says a commenter.

    If Instagram is explaining anything, though, it's that we've always lived in Blade Runner.

    Blade Runner might be set in retro-future LA, but a lot of the Blade Runner Reality pictures capture well-known, almost totally unrelated East Coast...

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  • Google?s new robot project is all about your body (470 characters)

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:51:00 -0400Google?s new robot project is all about your bodyTechnology News - The Washington Post

    Google?s latest project doesn?t fall under the company?s ambitious ?moon shot? category, but it is a bold foray to improve medical care using robotics. Johnson & Johnson announced a partnership with the tech company last week to advance surgical robotics using Google?s robot army. Google owns a number of robotics companies, including Boston Dynamics, that have created everything from robotic dogs to disaster response bots.Read full article >>






  • In the Loop: No, Secret Service agents don?t think jokes at their expense are funny (507 characters)

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:42:00 -0400In the Loop: No, Secret Service agents don?t think jokes at their expense are funnyPost Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More - The Washington Post

    The Secret Service has received a lot of bad press lately. And they apparently have a pretty thin skin about it.At the annual Gridiron Club dinner earlier this month, an elite affair bringing together Washington journalists and the politicians they cover, no one was spared from ridicule ? including Secret Service agents, recently exposed by our colleague Carol Leonnig for possibly driving drunk onto the White House complex, the latest in a string of embarrassing incidents.Read full article >>






  • Guinea finds three Ebola cases in the alumina hub of Fria (263 characters)

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:38:00 -0400Guinea finds three Ebola cases in the alumina hub of FriaReuters: Health News

    CONAKRY (Reuters) - Guinea has detected at least three new cases of Ebola in the alumina hub of Fria, according to the national coordination of the fight against the disease, as authorities blamed popular resistance for hampering the battle against the virus.






  • Nigeria's 5-year bond yield falls as U.S. investor buys bond -dealer (275 characters)

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:37:00 -0400Nigeria's 5-year bond yield falls as U.S. investor buys bond -dealerReuters: Financials

    LAGOS, March 31 (Reuters) - Nigeria's 5-year bond yield fell 33 basis points on Tuesday after a U.S. investor bought government debt, with uncertainty surrounding presidential elections in Africa's biggest economy easing, a dealer at a major commercial bank told Reuters.

  • Fitch Upgrades R+V Lebensversicherung AG's IFS to 'AA'; Outlook Stable (499 characters)

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:36:00 -0400Fitch Upgrades R+V Lebensversicherung AG's IFS to 'AA'; Outlook StableReuters: Financials

    (The following statement was released by the rating agency) FRANKFURT/LONDON, March 31 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has upgraded German life insurers R+V Lebensversicherung AG's (R+V Life), R+V Lebensversicherung a.G.'s (R+V Mutual) and Condor Lebensversicherungs-AG's (Condor) Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) ratings to 'AA' from 'AA-'. The Outlook on all ratings is Stable. KEY RATING DRIVERS The upgrade follows the upgrade of Genossenschaftliche FinanzGuppe's (GFG; AA-/Stable) and DZ Bank AG's (A

  • UPDATE 1-U.S. top court says private medical providers can't sue states over Medicaid (258 characters)

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:34:00 -0400UPDATE 1-U.S. top court says private medical providers can't sue states over MedicaidReuters: Financials

    WASHINGTON, March 31 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that private medical providers that deliver residential care services in Idaho cannot sue the state in order to raise Medicaid reimbursement rates to deal with rising medical costs.






  • Congress congratulates itself for the ?doc fix? deal, but can it happen again? (435 characters)

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:31:00 -0400Congress congratulates itself for the ?doc fix? deal, but can it happen again?Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More - The Washington Post

    The heretofore ?do-nothing? Congress is on the cusp of becoming a ?did-something? Congress, and Capitol Hill couldn?t more pleased with itself.As Congress prepared to leave Washington for a two-week Easter break, lawmakers celebrated a bipartisan deal that would end the dreaded yearly ritual known as the ?doc fix? while extending popular federal health-care programs for low-income families.Read full article >>






  • The Fix: Harry Reid?s appalling defense of his attack on Mitt Romney?s tax record (432 characters)

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:30:00 -0400The Fix: Harry Reid?s appalling defense of his attack on Mitt Romney?s tax recordPost Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More - The Washington Post

    One of the more outlandish moments of the 2012 campaign came when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid went to the floor of the world's greatest deliberative body and accused GOP nominee Mitt Romney of not paying any taxes at all for the past 10 years. Reid's evidence? Someone had told him. (That "someone" is alleged to be Jon Huntsman, father of the former Utah governor. Huntsman denies involvement.)Read full article >>

  • The Fix: Harry Reid?s appalling defense of his attack on Mitt Romney?s tax record (432 characters)

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:30:00 -0400The Fix: Harry Reid?s appalling defense of his attack on Mitt Romney?s tax recordCampaigns: Campaign and Election News & Analysis - The Washington Post

    One of the more outlandish moments of the 2012 campaign came when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid went to the floor of the world's greatest deliberative body and accused GOP nominee Mitt Romney of not paying any taxes at all for the past 10 years. Reid's evidence? Someone had told him. (That "someone" is alleged to be Jon Huntsman, father of the former Utah governor. Huntsman denies involvement.)Read full article >>






  • Guinea finds 3 Ebola cases in the alumina hub of Fria (273 characters)

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:27:00 -0400Guinea finds 3 Ebola cases in the alumina hub of FriaReuters: Basic Materials

    CONAKRY, March 31 (Reuters) - Guinea has detected at least three new cases of Ebola in the alumina hub of Fria, according to the national coordination of the fight against the disease, as authorities blamed popular resistance for hampering the battle against the virus.

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