Underwater drones map algae beneath Antarctic ice

Although the surface of Antarctica is almost completely white, a field of green and brown algae clings to the underside of the sea ice around the frozen continent

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/01/20/underwater-drones-map-algae-beneath-antarctic-ice/

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California Lays Down the Kill-Switch Law

Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law a bill requiring that anti-theft measures be incorporated into all smartphones sold within California. The measure applies to phones manufactured after July 1, 2015. Though it doesn’t specify the particular technologies used to enable that capability — both hardware and software solutions are possibilities — Senate Bill 962 does require that the feature, often referred to as a “kill switch,” give smartphone users the ability to remotely disable their devices in the event they’re lost or stolen.

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California governor signs 'kill switch' bill into law, required on all smartphones by 2015

California Governor Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law a bill requiring smartphone manufacturers provide a remote “kill switch” for handsets sold within the state.

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Potato-salad rookie cashes in on Kickstarter

Zack Brown of Columbus, Ohio, posted his Kickstarter project with a goal of $10 and a desire to make potato salad for the first time. As of Monday morning, more than 800 backers had pledged $8,000 for a chance to taste Brown’s creation.

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California Embraces Bitcoin

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed a measure that legalizes the use of bitcoins and other virtual currencies in the state. The law repealed previous legislation that specified only “lawful money of the United States” could be used in California. “Modern methods of payment have expanded beyond the typical cash or credit card transactions,” the new law states, and a change in legislation was necessary to ensure that alternative currencies could be used for the “purchase of goods and services or the transmission of payments.”

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