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  • [ePHOTOzine] Huawei Mate S 'Revolutionises Touch Technology': Huawei has announced the Mate S has 13 megapixel OIS RGBW AF camera.
  • [ePHOTOzine] Iconic Images From Canon That Shaped The Last Decade: Canon has released a series of iconic images taken by the EOS 5D series of cameras to celebrate their 10th anniversary.
  • [Hacker News] The Front-End Is... Well, More Than Most Appreciate: Comments
  • [Hacker News] Machinima Settles FTC Charges That It Deceived Consumers with Endorsement Videos: Comments
  • [Reuters: Mergers News] Bulgaria's BEH to seek $723 mln loan to pay AES, ContourGlobal: SOFIA, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Bulgaria's state-owned energy holding company BEH will seek a five-year syndicated loan of up to 650 million euros ($723 million) to pay money due to two U.S. thermal power...
  • [Hacker News] Make it Rain ? Animated gif notifications whenever you get paid through Stripe: Comments
  • [Reuters: Business News] Futures fall as investors nervous ahead of jobs data: (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures fell on Friday ahead of the August jobs report that is expected to feature in the Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates for the first time since 2006.
  • [Reuters: World News] Support for Merkel drops over handling of refugee crisis: BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's popularity has dropped abruptly over her handling of Europe's refugee crisis, a poll for ARD television network showed.
  • [Reuters: Financials] Azerbaijan's forex reserves fall to $7.3 bln in Aug - c.bank: BAKU, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Azerbaijan's foreign currency reserves declined to $7.315 billion in August from $8.501 billion in July, the central bank said on Friday.
  • [Reuters: Company News] US STOCKS-Futures fall as investors nervous ahead of jobs data: Sept 4 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures fell on Friday ahead of the August jobs report that is expected to feature in the Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates for the first time since 2006.
  • [Reuters: Industrials] EU-hopeful Serbia says ready discuss taking quota of migrants: OHRID, Macedonia, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Serbia said on Friday it was ready to discuss taking in a quota of migrants, sharing the burden with the European Union that it wants to join.
  • [Reuters: Business News] No BOJ easing needed in October if inflation expectations anchored: IMF: TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan does not need to expand monetary policy in October even if it cuts its growth and price forecasts, as long as inflation expectations are well anchored, the IMF's mission chief for Japan said on Friday.
  • [Reuters: Business News] Japanese banks among bidders for GE's local finance unit: sources: (Reuters) - Japanese banks are among bidders for General Electric Co's local commercial lending and leasing operation, sources told Reuters on Friday.
  • [Reuters: Science News] Snot-filled whale research takes flight: Gloucester, Mass. (Reuters) - Snotbot is a drone whose name describes it perfectly, it's a robot that collects snot, specifically whale snot.
  • [Reuters: Market News] Ahead of Greek election, Syriza's "lost generation" deserts Tsipras: ATHENS, Sept 4 (Reuters) - So divided has Syriza's youth wing become over the direction of Greece's leftist party, that when its council planned to convene at the end of August, the meeting was...
  • [Reuters: Market News] Japanese banks among bidders for GE's local finance unit-sources: Sept 4 (Reuters) - Japanese banks are among bidders for General Electric Co's local commercial lending and leasing operation, sources told Reuters on Friday.
  • [Reuters: Market News] FOREX-Dollar drops 1 pct vs yen as stocks fall before U.S. jobs data: * U.S. nonfarm payrolls next key focus for markets (Updates, adds fresh quote)
  • [Reuters: Industrials] Japanese banks among bidders for GE's local finance unit-sources: Sept 4 (Reuters) - Japanese banks are among bidders for General Electric Co's local commercial lending and leasing operation, sources told Reuters on Friday.
  • [Reuters: Bonds News] Ahead of Greek election, Syriza's "lost generation" deserts Tsipras: ATHENS, Sept 4 (Reuters) - So divided has Syriza's youth wing become over the direction of Greece's leftist party, that when its council planned to convene at the end of August, the meeting was...
  • [Reuters: Bonds News] Japanese banks among bidders for GE's local finance unit-sources: Sept 4 (Reuters) - Japanese banks are among bidders for General Electric Co's local commercial lending and leasing operation, sources told Reuters on Friday.
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Photos

  • Fearful of refugees, Hungarian leader says Europeans may soon be overrun

    A train of asylum-seekers is surrounded near Budapest, amid fears for Europe's "Christian" future.









  • How the U.S. is losing the leisure race, in two depressing charts

    Happy Labor Day, everyone.









  • How the U.S. is losing the leisure race, in two depressing charts

    Happy Labor Day, everyone.









  • How the U.S. is losing the leisure race, in two depressing charts

    Happy Labor Day, everyone.









  • Cameron says Britain will take in thousands more Syrian refugees

    The British government has come under pressure to show greater moral leadership in Europe?s refugee crisis.









  • Saudi king visits the White House to an uncertain welcome

    The relationship between the U.S. and one of its key Persian Gulf allies has grown persistently tense.









  • The little commission that could barely save itself is now helping save Alaska from climate change

    On Wednesday, President Obama unveiled a series of steps to fight climate change that put the Denali Commission front and center in a new role.









  • Saudi king visits the White House to an uncertain welcome

    The relationship between the U.S. and one of its key Persian Gulf allies has grown persistently tense.









  • The little commission that could barely save itself is now helping save Alaska from climate change

    On Wednesday, President Obama unveiled a series of steps to fight climate change that put the Denali Commission front and center in a new role.









  • Saudi king visits the White House to an uncertain welcome

    The relationship between the U.S. and one of its key Persian Gulf allies has grown persistently tense.









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Entries

  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L Replacement Talk (320 characters)

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 07:38:45 -0400Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L Replacement TalkCanon Rumors

    There is a lot of chatter currently about the potential of a new Canon EF 50mm lens. The first bit of ‘evidence’ people have let us know about is that the EF 50mm f/1.2L lens is missing from the Canon USA web site. This happens from time-to-time, most recently with the EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS. The Read more...

  • Ed-Ph0n3s in not a new YouTuber, its the first pair of Iron Maiden headphones from Onkyo (277 characters)

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 07:29:00 -0400Ed-Ph0n3s in not a new YouTuber, its the first pair of Iron Maiden headphones from OnkyoPocket-lint

    It might be seen as l33t gone mad, but Ed-Ph0n3s is actually the first product to spring from the collaboration between Onkyo and heavy metal gods Iron Maiden. The headphones have been designed for rock and heavy metal fans in mind - sort of the anti-Beats...

  • Bulgaria's BEH to seek $723 mln loan to pay AES, ContourGlobal (274 characters)

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 07:23:00 -0400Bulgaria's BEH to seek $723 mln loan to pay AES, ContourGlobalReuters: Financials

    SOFIA, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Bulgaria's state-owned energy holding company BEH will seek a five-year syndicated loan of up to 650 million euros ($723 million) to pay money due to two U.S. thermal power producers operating in the country, the energy minister said on Friday.









  • Canon to Put Wi-Fi Into Pro Bodies? (307 characters)

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 07:22:00 -0400Canon to Put Wi-Fi Into Pro Bodies?Canon Rumors

    Canon has some of the best weather sealed camera bodies in the business, however that has lead to the omission of WiFi in camera bodies like the EOS-1D X, EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 7D Mark II. Canon has stated they have been unable to get reliable WiFi performance from behind all that magnesium. Read more...

  • MIT scientists make it easy to tweak designs for 3D printing (1346 characters)

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 07:16:00 -0400MIT scientists make it easy to tweak designs for 3D printingEngadget RSS Feed

    Two different groups of MIT researchers found a way to print out objects with glass instead of plastic and to make a printer spew out 10 different materials at once earlier this year. This particular team along with researchers from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya in Israel, however, have chosen to focus on creating a system that makes it possible for even novices to customize the objects they want to print. Designers typically have to adjust a CAD file to tweak the object's looks by typing in numerical values, and then wait for minutes to hours for a simulation software to make sure the final product is viable. The system this group developed dramatically speeds up the process.

    It displays the design along with sliders representing different parameters -- say, the height of a shoe's heel or the base size and width of a mug -- on a web browser. The user can then easily play with the sliders to achieve the look they want. Now, here's the best thing about it: it won't let you design unstable structures or anything that can't be printed or used. Nobody has to spend hours waiting for software to make sure the modified digital object is feasible, and all the user needs to do is to send it straight to the 3D printer.

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    Source: MIT

    Tags: 3dprinter, 3dprinting, MIT

  • Nigeria's President Buhari and Vice-President Osinbajo declare assets (279 characters)

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 07:13:00 -0400Nigeria's President Buhari and Vice-President Osinbajo declare assetsReuters: Financials

    ABUJA, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari owns five homes, two mud huts and has $150,000 in his bank account, the presidency said late on Thursday, as the head of state and his deputy honoured a promise to declare their assets to demonstrate transparency.

  • Patent: Canon EF-S 15-53mm f/2.8-4 (362 characters)

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 07:10:00 -0400Patent: Canon EF-S 15-53mm f/2.8-4Canon Rumors

    This sort of lens could signal an improvement on entry level kit glass, as an optical formula for an EF-S 15-53mm f/2.8-4 has appeared. Patent Publication No. 2015-152765 (Google Translated) Published 2015.8.24 Filing date 2014.2.14 Focal length 15.40 20.46 51.00mm Fno 2.80 3.00 4.30 Half angle of view ? 41.57 33.73 14.99 ° Image height 13.66mm Read more...

  • Greek leftists put on brave face as poll shows conservatives pulling ahead (259 characters)

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 07:08:00 -0400Greek leftists put on brave face as poll shows conservatives pulling aheadReuters: World News

    ATHENS (Reuters) - Former Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras's leftist Syriza party said on Thursday it remained confident of winning an outright victory in a Sept. 20 election despite an opinion poll that showed its main conservative rival edging ahead.

  • Ahead of Greek election, Syriza's "lost generation" deserts Tsipras (266 characters)

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 07:03:00 -0400Ahead of Greek election, Syriza's "lost generation" deserts TsiprasReuters: Financials

    ATHENS, Sept 4 (Reuters) - So divided has Syriza's youth wing become over the direction of Greece's leftist party, that when its council planned to convene at the end of August, the meeting was abandoned. Too many of its 71 members were on the point of quitting.









  • Benjamin Kerensa: Update on Glucosio (3670 characters)

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 07:02:00 -0400Benjamin Kerensa: Update on GlucosioPlanet Mozilla

    Glucosio is an open source project I founded recently. I blogged about the kick off here. I wanted to give an update as the project is moving forward better than I had imagined.


    Development

    We are currently aiming for our Glucosio for Android Alpha release this month with a tentative release date on September 20th, 2015. This being our Alpha and our first public release will be the base of the app. It will have basic functions but the more advance features on our roadmap will be distributed across subsequent releases and I?m sure we will keep coming up with innovative ideas as we research the needs of people with diabetes. Hat tip to Paolo, Ahmar, Satyajit and Elio who have been working tirelessly on this release.

     

    Translations

    I?m happy to report that Glucosio is already translated into 13 languages. More specifically: Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Bengali (India), Breton, Bulgarian, Chinese Simplified, German, Italian, Spanish, Spanish (Venezuela), and Spanish (Mexico). We plan to have Greek, Japanese, Vietnamese, Malay, Portuguese, Russian, Hindi before launch. (Want to translate these for us? Check here.) Translations are really important to this project because every language we can offer is a population of people we can reach with our app seeing as diabetes is a global problem. The more people we reach worldwide, the more we can offer great tools to and the more opt-ins to share anonymous trends and demographic data with diabetes researchers we can get. Hat tip to Arturo who is leading our l10n efforts!

     

    iOS

    We are still actively looking for a lead iOS Developer or even two people contributing part-time on our Glucosio for iOS product. If you know someone, tell them to ping me!

    HTML5 App (Firefox OS, Ubuntu Phone and Tizen)

    This is sitting in our backburner but it is definitely within the scope of our vision and will help us reach platforms like Firefox OS, Ubuntu Phone and Tizen. We initially looked at doing cross-platform development but realized we could give a better experience if we built individual apps for Android and iOS.

     

    Funding

    Currently, this project has been very low cost thanks to some great supporters. Other than that, I have bootstrapped any costs, which again have been very small. We have decided from the start of this project that we do not want to monetize our apps because we feel it will dilute our vision and goals for the project. That being said, maybe the team will look into donations, crowdfunding or other options in the future if it becomes necessary. We are also looking into becoming a SPI (Software in the Public Interest) associated project so we will have a financial home and some resources available to us.

     

    What?s next?

    We are just going to be focusing for the next few weeks on getting this Alpha out the door. That includes wrapping up translations, doing some internal testing, and making sure we get out a crisp Alpha (that happens right?). Then we will sit down and discuss next things we want to prioritize and have a release post-mortem to improve our next cycle.

     

    How you can help?

    We have a really great team of people and would love to have more help. It has so far helped for us to have lots of hands in the pot and allowed us to scale as a project and get a lot of work done in a very short amount of time. If you are interested in contributing, hit us up at hello [AT] glucosio.org or ping us on Twitter at @GlucosioApp. We have contribution areas to include Development (iOS/Android/HTML5), l10n, Marketing, QA, and more. Hopefully by our Beta release, we will have some crisp documentation on our wiki on how to get started on all of these pathways!

     

     

  • RPT-Saudi king to meet with Obama amid Gulf concerns over Iran deal (260 characters)

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 07:00:00 -0400RPT-Saudi king to meet with Obama amid Gulf concerns over Iran dealReuters: Industrials

    WASHINGTON, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Saudi King Salman will meet with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on Friday to seek more support in countering Iran, as the Obama administration aims to use the visit to shore up relations after a period of tensions.









  • Your cat might not really care about you, study suggests (371 characters)

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 07:00:00 -0400Your cat might not really care about you, study suggestsHealth & Science: Science News, Health News, Scientific Developments, Healthcare & Nutrition - The Washington Post

    Cats, you know 'em. They roam around your home aloof and determined to live how they please. The giving and receiving of affection takes place on their terms. Their rejection can make a pet owner, otherwise accustomed to the unconditional allegiance of a dog, feel like an emotionally needy human crying out, "Why won't you just love me?!"Read full article >>









  • As other funds bail on commodities, CalSTRS pursues test drive (265 characters)

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 07:00:00 -0400As other funds bail on commodities, CalSTRS pursues test driveReuters: Financials

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 4 (Reuters) - CalSTRS, the $191 billion California teachers pension fund, is pressing ahead with plans to test the waters of global commodity markets, an asset class that has fallen out of favor for many investors because of slumping prices.

  • RPT-Saudi king to meet with Obama amid Gulf concerns over Iran deal (260 characters)

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 07:00:00 -0400RPT-Saudi king to meet with Obama amid Gulf concerns over Iran dealReuters: Company News

    WASHINGTON, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Saudi King Salman will meet with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on Friday to seek more support in countering Iran, as the Obama administration aims to use the visit to shore up relations after a period of tensions.









  • Bored Brazilian skiddie claims DDoS against Essex Police (277 characters)

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 06:58:00 -0400Bored Brazilian skiddie claims DDoS against Essex PoliceThe Register

    'I will do 19 years' attacker says in garbled English ? perhaps accidentally right

    A teenager from Brazil has claimed responsibility for a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Essex Police's website, following a similar attack on another force earlier this week.?

  • UPDATE 1-Migrants scuffle with police on Greek island of Lesbos (277 characters)

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 06:54:00 -0400UPDATE 1-Migrants scuffle with police on Greek island of LesbosReuters: Industrials

    ATHENS, Sept 4 (Reuters) - About 200 unregistered migrants trying to board a ship scuffled with police and coastguard officials on the Greek island of Lesbos on Friday, a coastguard spokesman told Reuters, with television footage showing migrants throwing stones at police.









  • We?ll be live from Microsoft?s Windows 10 hardware event today (519 characters)

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 06:53:00 -0400We?ll be live from Microsoft?s Windows 10 hardware event todayThe Verge - All Posts

    Microsoft launched its Windows 10 operating system just over a month ago. At IFA in Berlin this week we're starting to see the first PCs shipping with Windows 10, and a closer look at what's coming later this year. Microsoft is holding its own press event in Berlin today to highlight new hardware running Windows 10. Entitled "Windows 10 lights up new devices," we're expecting to see a host of new PCs and laptops that have been announced this week, and maybe some surprises.

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  • G20 weighs Fed hike, Chinese turmoil but unlikely to rock boat (261 characters)

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 06:40:00 -0400G20 weighs Fed hike, Chinese turmoil but unlikely to rock boatReuters: Business News

    ANKARA (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve is coming under pressure from emerging markets not to raise rates too soon as turmoil in China threatens global growth, but the G20 will not publicly call for any delay, delegates meeting in Turkey said on Friday.

  • Novartis wins EU approval for multiple myeloma drug Farydak (255 characters)

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 06:36:00 -0400Novartis wins EU approval for multiple myeloma drug FarydakReuters: Technology

    ZURICH, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Novartis AG said on Friday it received European Union approval for Farydak, a treatment for multiple myeloma that the company said gives new options for adult patients whose disease has progressed following standard therapy.

  • Novartis wins EU approval for multiple myeloma drug Farydak (255 characters)

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 06:36:00 -0400Novartis wins EU approval for multiple myeloma drug FarydakReuters: Healthcare

    ZURICH, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Novartis AG said on Friday it received European Union approval for Farydak, a treatment for multiple myeloma that the company said gives new options for adult patients whose disease has progressed following standard therapy.

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Media

  • Cop Fabricates Shooting, Brady Freed, Nuclear Plant Has 'Weaknesses,' and More: MA Patch Today

    Plus, brothers charged with beating 'inspired' by Donald Trump held in jail, and a teacher is charged with racially harassing student.

  • The Senior Center Is Hiring A Dishwasher/Kitchen Worker

    The employee will work 16 hours a week from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm daily.

  • Hopkinton Fire Station Hosts An Open House

    The open house will be held October 4th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. All are welcome to come view demonstrations and learn fire safety.

  • Hopkinton Library Will Be Closed Monday

    The library will close it's doors Friday evening for the Labor Day weekend.

  • Holliston Recreation Opens Online Fall Registration

    New programs include Fencing, Paper Mosaics and Young Rembrants.

  • Hopkinton Town Common Hosts A Dance Class For The Aging

    The class will be held September 21st at 10:00 am with instructor Rachel Balaban.

  • Photo Gallery: HCAM TV Warns Residents Of Traffic Detours

    Main Street by the hospital will be detoured for approximately 1 month starting September 1st.

  • 2 Rapes in 30 Minutes, Unfriendly Business Environment, and More: MA Patch Today

    Plus, scientific analysis indicates unidentified girl found dead is likely from the area, and Mass. drivers may not be as bad as you think.

  • Mass. Attorney General Makes Agreement to Lower Narcan Rates for Police Departments

    Attorney General Maura Healey has made a $325K agreement with a Naloxone (generic Narcan) manufacturer.

  • The Hopkinton 300th Anniversary Shares Event Parking

    Learn where to park for the 300th Anniversary Celebration September 11th through the 13th.

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