Town suddenly dwarfed by massive iceberg

A small town on the coast of Newfoundland is—in the words of one local—suddenly “swarming with people” after a huge iceberg recently set up shop there, the CBC reports.

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NASA's origami-inspired robot can crouch, crawl, and climb serious inclines

Engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California are developing a small scout robot called the Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot (PUFFER) to accompany the next generation of Martian rovers.

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Oracle's Important Little Acquisition


Oracle has announced the acquisition of Apiary, a small company that tucks into its product line and will not make much of a splash in the financial pages or in tech circles. Nonetheless, it’s important strategic news. The value of the deal wasn’t publicized — but the dollars likely would get lost in Oracle’s rounding of profit and revenue figures. The reason the buy is so important lies in what Apiary does. It offers a framework and tools for developing APIs that can be used in the development of cloud-based applications and services.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84251.html?rss=1

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Phew! Taking selfies doesn't make you a narcissist

Sure, it’s easy to label selfie-takers as self-obsessed, but a new small study finds that those who snap photos of themselves aren’t necessarily narcissists.

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Federal Agencies Seek Cyberdefenders


The U.S. government is in the process of hiring a small army of IT specialists to bolster its efforts to protect data held at federal agencies from cybersecurity threats. The feds hired 3,000 new cybersecurity and IT professionals in the first six months of the current fiscal year. In addition, the government is “committed to a plan by which agencies would hire 3,500 more individuals to fill critical cybersecurity and IT positions by January 2017,” said Shaun Donovan, director of the OMB.

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FAA looks to boost commercial drone use with new regulations

The Federal Aviation Administration has published its regulations for small drones, a key move toward integrating commercial use of the technology into America’s airspace.

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What to Watch on Your VR Headset

If you’re not a gamer—and even if you are—it’s hard to justify spending a small fortune on a VR headset such as the $600 on the Oculus Rift ($600) or HTC Vive ($800) to experience 360-degree vide…

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/01/what-to-watch-on-your-vr-headset.html

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MIT researchers create 'Cilllia' — a sensor-filled 3D-printed hair

Thinking small, the Tangible Media Group at MIT’s Media Lab bucked the trend that bigger is better, using their 3D printing skills to produce a micro-pillar hair they call Cilllia. The 50-um hair can detect changes in the environment and even respond to touch.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/05/20/mit-researchers-create-cilllia-sensor-filled-3d-printed-hair.html

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What SMBs Want From IT Services


When small businesses choose an IT and support service provider, the two most important considerations are the provider’s ability to include all of the company’s devices and provide a comprehensive IT service plan. More than half of small businesses that use professional IT services use two or more services. However, small businesses may have to rely on multiple vendors to address their IT needs, resulting in a highly fragmented IT and support services market.

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Apple's iPhone SE brings poor Bluetooth call quality for some users

Article Image Some early adopters of the small but state-of-the-art iPhone SE have reported trouble with the audio quality of phone calls made over Bluetooth headsets and ear pieces, an issue which Apple is said to be investigating internally.

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Selfies get even stranger with the MacBook Selfie Stick

The selfie stick phenomenon just got even stranger. If wielding a small smartphone or even a tablet at the end of a telescopic pole isn’t cutting it for you, then a group of artists may have the answer.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/02/29/selfies-get-even-stranger-with-macbook-selfie-stick.html

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High-tech sponge can save lives in less than 20 seconds

What if a small sponge could mean the difference between life and death? A plug for life-threatening situations, XSTAT technology can plug a gunshot wound in a mere 20 seconds.

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