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Are you addicted to sugar?

Are you addicted to sugar? | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Are you addicted to sugar?...sugar depletes leptin - our satiating hormone - and this means we don't know when we've had enough

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US Airways tweets pornographic picture in response to customer complaints about flight delays

US Airways tweets pornographic picture in response to customer complaints about flight delays | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
AN airline is trending on Twitter for all the wrong reasons after including a pornographic image in its response to customer complaints.
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This made me laugh lots..especially reading some of the funny comment on twitter ~

 

AN airline is trending on Twitter for all the wrong reasons after including a pornographic image in its response to customer complaints.

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Australia's first bitcoin ATM launches

Australia's first bitcoin ATM launches | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Australia's first bitcoin ATM has gone live in Sydney, allowing passersby to buy and sell the digital currency and exchange it for cash.
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Australia's first bitcoin ATM has gone live in Sydney, allowing passersby to buy and sell the digital currency and exchange it for cash.
The machine, which resembles a regular banking ATM, was unveiled on Tuesday morning inside Westfield on Pitt St in Sydney's CBD.

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Parents warned of dangers in posting children's images online

Parents warned of dangers in posting children's images online | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Proud parents could be unwittingly putting their children at risk by posting images and information online which give away personal details such as where they go to school and which parks they frequent.
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Yes! and turn your GPS off.. (+ it saves battery power)

 

"We have to be careful when we put images out there in the ether because we don't know who is going to access them and we don't know what they're going to do with them. 

''It has the potential to put them at risk,'' she said. ''People can potentially find out what school they go to, or track where they move about the community because you have locational settings on."



Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/consumer-security/parents-warned-of-dangers-in-posting-childrens-images-online-20140330-35rtv.html

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Google's Bigger, Cheaper Cloud - up to 85 percent price cuts

Google's Bigger, Cheaper Cloud - up to 85 percent price cuts | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Google is getting serious about taking on Amazon Web Services, with sharply cheaper prices and new features. Just as important, Google is vowing that prices will continue to fall in line with Moore’s Law. The idea is to win companies for the long term, and let them use Google tools.
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Google’s cloud computing business has figured out how it’s going to come at Amazon Web Services: lower and simpler prices, predictable services and software innovation. Some of the price cuts are as much as 85 percent.

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Lagerfeld slams selfies as ‘electronic masturbation’

Lagerfeld slams selfies as ‘electronic masturbation’ | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
KARL Lagerfeld has likened the selfie trend to “electronic masturbation”.
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KARL Lagerfeld has likened the selfie trend to “electronic masturbation”.


The Chanel creative director has no problem speaking his mind, with his latest target the current craze for posting self-taken pictures online.

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Friends don't let friends use Windows XP

Friends don't let friends use Windows XP | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Are you recommending Windows 7 or 8 when friends abandon XP?
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I am very happy with Windows 7 and not keen at all to venture to 8.

 

Are you recommending Windows 7 or 8 when friends abandon XP?

Microsoft is finally ending extended support for Windows XP on April 8. This means you'll no longer get patches for Windows security vulnerabilities, although Microsoft Security Essentials anti-malware support has been extended until July 2015


You might struggle to find Windows 7 computers on the shelves, but if you buy a machine with Windows 8 Pro you have the right to downgrade to Windows 7 Pro. Some vendors and computer stores will even pre-install Windows 7 for you, which means you don't need to mess around looking for drivers and dealing with other compatibility issues. If a systems builder or computer shop is building a computer for you then you're entitled to buy an OEM version of Windows 7. Extended support for Windows 7 runs until 2020, so you're covered for a while yet.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/computers/blogs/gadgets-on-the-go/friends-dont-let-friends-use-windows-xp-20140325-35ffs.html

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Want to be anonymous? Now you have a right to be

Want to be anonymous? Now you have a right to be | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Australian citizens now have the right to remain anonymous or use a pseudonym when interacting with government agencies, private health service providers, and large organisations under new privacy laws.

 

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Australian citizens now have the right to remain anonymous or use a pseudonym when interacting with government agencies, private health service providers, and large organisations under new privacy laws.

 

The Australian Privacy Foundation says the laws, which came into effect on March 12, are a huge win for those who don't wish to use their real identity when interacting with organisations and companies that have a turnover of more than $3 million a year

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Malcolm Turnbull suggests resident move house for decent broadband

Malcolm Turnbull suggests resident move house for decent broadband | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
WANT broadband? Get up and move house.
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the man responsible for bringing this country into a world-class digital age is suggesting we should just move houses to access it, what hope do we have that the NBN will actually come to be?

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American news networks screw up their geography on Australian info / MH370 coverage

American news networks screw up their geography on Australian info / MH370  coverage | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
AMERICAN TV news networks have made a series of embarrassing stuff-ups in their coverage of the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
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There is NO excuse for this much stuff ups, especially with Google/internet at our finger tips.. AMERICAN TV news networks have made a series of embarrassing stuff-ups in their coverage of the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

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Gumtree user conned out of a Playstation and gets revenge

Gumtree user conned out of a Playstation and gets revenge | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
SHAKESPEARE knew a thing or two about revenge. So it’s fitting a man who was conned on Gumtree is literally taking a page out of the bard’s book by sending a fraudulent merchant every single play via text.
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Edd Joseph from Bristol, UK used the classified website to buy a PlayStation 3 for £80 (A$145) but after paying, the console never arrived. He had been conned.


In a state of helplessness and anger he decided to make much ado about this and decided to get his revenge by bombarding the unscrupulous seller with the entire works of Shakespeare by text.

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Photographer Adrain Chesser chronicles reactions to life changing diagnosis

Photographer Adrain Chesser chronicles reactions to life changing diagnosis | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
“I HAVE something to tell you”.
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“I HAVE something to tell you”.

A photographer has recorded the reactions and expressions of friends and family in a compelling photographic campaign that uses that powerful sentence to delve into the darker side of a life-changing diagnosis.

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Google Begins Encrypting Search in Reaction to Government Surveillance

Google Begins Encrypting Search in Reaction to Government Surveillance | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Google has begun encrypting users' searches to protect against hackers and government surveillance, starting in China.
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Google is upping its efforts to improve security in the wake of last year's widespread government surveillance revelations by adding encryption to its search engine.

 

Chinese users are already benefiting from the privacy technology, which is expected to roll out globally in the near future.

 

read more : http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/google-begins-encrypting-search-reaction-government-surveillance-1440362

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Single-handedly spinning circles around stereotypes

Single-handedly spinning circles around stereotypes | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
She was born with one arm and bullied throughout her childhood. But, Deb Roach is living well beyond the limits imposed on her.
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INSPIRING! She was told she should quit dancing because she was "aesthetically displeasing". She was kicked off her fifth grade netball team for "bringing the other girls' performance down

this 31-year-old has become better, not bitter, by refusing to accept the boundaries bequeathed by others.

She has run Mount Kosciuszko, climbed to Everest base camp, and she has trained with aspirations to be on the national cycling team for the Paralympics. She is also a yoga teacher, personal trainer, public speaker and pole dancer. (go to article for video)



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Google to buy drone-maker Titan Aerospace

Google to buy drone-maker Titan Aerospace | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Google has acquired solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace as the web giant ramps up plans to deliver wireless internet access to remote parts of the world.
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Google has acquired solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace as the web giant ramps up plans to deliver wireless internet access to remote parts of the world.

 

The deal could further Google's efforts to deliver internet access to remote regions of the world. Last year Google launched a small network of balloons designed to deliver internet access over the southern hemisphere, dubbed Project Loon.

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Controversial figure behind push for Australia's first bitcoin ATM

Controversial figure behind push for Australia's first bitcoin ATM | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
The race to launch Australia's first bitcoin ATM is entering its final stages, with a controversial figurehead behind one of the importers.
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The race to launch Australia's first bitcoin ATM is entering its final stages, with a controversial figurehead behind one of the importers.

A bitcoin ATM can convert the electronic, or virtual, bitcoin currency into real cash. The first one in the world was installed in Vancouver, Canada, in October.



Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/controversial-figure-behind-push-for-australias-first-bitcoin-atm-20140326-hvmma.html#ixzz2xb19csda

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Twitter Lets You Add 4 Photos to Tweets, Tag Anyone in Them

Twitter Lets You Add 4 Photos to Tweets, Tag Anyone in Them | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
In case anyone doubted Twitter's commitment to photo-sharing — or to becoming more like Facebook — the company added a couple of features Wednesday that made its direction clear...
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NEW at TWITTER : You can now add four photos to a single tweet and for the first time, you can tag up to 10 friends in a Twitter photo, without taking away from your 140-character count.

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Report predicts at least 4000 migrant workers will die in preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar

Report predicts at least 4000 migrant workers will die in preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
WHAT does it cost to host a World Cup?
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The ITUC claims its estimate of 4000 deaths is a conservative one. It has calculated that figure using statistics from two embassies in Qatar — those of Nepal and India, whose nationals account for roughly half of the migrant workforce. 


According to the Nepalese embassy, more than 400 of its citizens have died since Qatar won the right to host the World Cup in 2010. More than 700 Indians have died in the same period. 


That adds up to about a thousand deaths in three years. If you assume the other half of the workforce is suffering casualties at a similar rate, the figure jumps to 2000. 


Consider that in context. There are another eight years left before the 2022 World Cup, and the number of workers in Qatar is only increasin

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Google Glass partners with Ray-Ban, Oakley

Google Glass partners with Ray-Ban, Oakley | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Ray-Ban and Oakley sunglasses maker Luxottica has announced it will create wearable devices for Google Glass.
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So does this mean it will be fashionable and overpriced??

 

Ray-Ban sunglasses maker Luxottica has sealed a strategic partnership with Google to design and distribute a new kind of eyewear for Google Glass.

 

Luxottica said the two groups would work together to create innovative wearable devices for Google Glass.

The company said its two major brands, Ray-Ban and Oakley, would be part of the collaboration with Glass but gave no further details.



Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/google-glass-partners-with-rayban-oakley-20140325-35f5p.html

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The Moment Turkey Shot Down a Syrian Fighter Jet, Caught on Live TV

The Moment Turkey Shot Down a Syrian Fighter Jet, Caught on Live TV | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Turkish air defense forces shot down a Syrian fighter jet on Sunday after it crossed into Turkey's airspace -- and a news channel caught it on live TV.
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 Turkish air defense forces shot down a Syrian fighter jet on Sunday after it crossed into Turkey's airspace — and a news channel caught the whole thing on live TV. | (youtube video)

The Turkish news channel Habertürk was in the middle of a live TV broadcast when a reporter heard the artillery fire over the hills behind him. He turned, and the camera scanned the skies. Suddenly, a black cloud of smoke began rising from the ground where the plane crashed.

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Turkey bans Twitter, despite Prime Minster being a regular user

Turkey bans Twitter, despite Prime Minster being a regular user | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
TURKEY has officially banned Twitter.
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TURKEY has officially banned Twitter. The Turkish government has restricted access to Twitter hours. Turkish users: you can send Tweets using SMS. Avea and Vodafone text START to 2444. Turkcell text START to 2555.

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Google enhances Gmail security to keep us safe from spying eyes of the National Security Agency

Google enhances Gmail security to keep us safe from spying eyes of the National Security Agency | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
GOOGLE has enhanced the encryption technology for its flagship email service in ways that will make it harder for the National Security Agency to intercept messages moving among the company’s worldwide data centres.
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GOOGLE is taking some dramatic action to ensure Gmail users can sleep safe at night knowing their emails are safe from spying eyes. 

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Objects spotted in Indian Ocean may be debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Objects spotted in Indian Ocean may be debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Authorities have spotted two objects in Indian Ocean that are possibly related to the search for missing plane
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Australian authorities have spotted two objects in the southern Indian Ocean that may be debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.


The objects are indistinct but of "reasonable size" -- the largest about 24 meters long (79 feet), said John Young, general manager of emergency response for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.

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D.B. Cooper pulled off a sky-high hijack on Northwest Orient Airlines plane and was never caught

D.B. Cooper pulled off a sky-high hijack on Northwest Orient Airlines plane and was never caught | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
AS THE search for flight MH370 continues, one possibility remains — that the plane was hijacked.
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This is the story of D.B. Cooper — one of the few people to hijack a plane and get away scot free.

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San Francisco Just Became the First Major U.S. City to Ban the Sale of Plastic Water Bottles

San Francisco Just Became the First Major U.S. City to Ban the Sale of Plastic Water Bottles | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
San Francisco just became the first major U.S. city to ban the sale of single-use water bottles.
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San Francisco just banned the sale of single-use water bottles on public property and at city-permitted events, making it the first major U.S. city to do so.


The ban will phase out all bottles that are 21 ounces or less within the next four years. The move will impact city buildings, parks and festivals, as well as park vendors, food truck operators, and street fairs.

 

Read more at http://www.ryot.org/san-francisco-just-became-the-first-major-u-s-city-to-ban-the-sale-of-plastic-water-bottles/594741#krPRMK4gK694ep2r.99

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Elaine, Linda and Alice on list of 50 baby names banned by Saudi Arabia

Elaine, Linda and Alice on list of 50 baby names banned by Saudi Arabia | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
LINDA, Elaine, Sandy and Alice are some of the 50 baby names banned by Saudi Arabia for being too foreign or blasphemous.
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LINDA, Elaine, Sandy and Alice are some of the 50 baby names banned by Saudi Arabia for being too foreign or blasphemous.

Parents considering naming their baby Lauren and Maya are also out of luck, with those names also banned for girls in the kingdom.

Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry also banned names that evoke royalty, Gulf Newsreports.

 

The list of banned baby names went against Saudi culture or religion, were foreign or “inappropriate”, officials said.

Binyamin, the name of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, and Abdul Naser, the name of a former Egyptian ruler, were also on the list.

 

Names including variations on Abdul, which are controversial because of the different way they can be interpreted by Shiite and Sunni Muslims, were also banned.

 

The names Malek, which means king, and Malika, which means queen, are also now forbidden, as are Malak, which means Angel; Amir, which means prince and Jibreel, or Gabriel.

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