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Schoolwork Q&A Site Brainly Scores $9M Series A To Answer The U.S. Expansion Question | TechCrunch

All of this traction, and a refreshingly localised strategy not untypical for the more ambitious of European startups, doesn’t appear to have gone unnoticed by the U.S. VC community either. Today Brainly is disclosing a $9 million Series A round led by General Catalyst Partners, with participation from a number of other previous and new investors, including Europe’s Point Nine Capital, and Runa Capital. Money it plans to use to expand operations and market share States-side — where it already claims 500,000 monthly users — including the opening of an office in New York City and recruiting a U.S. executive team.

Netflix Stock Price Crashes In After-Hours Trading | TechCrunch

Netflix attributes the miss to new prices and the fading of the positive reaction to its hit series “Orange is the New Black” before the third quarter. “As best we can tell, the primary cause is the slightly higher prices we now have compared to a year ago. Slightly higher prices result in slightly less growth, other things being equal, and this is manifested more clearly in higher adoption markets such as the US,” the company said.

Mac to the Future: 96% Off a Bundle of 8 OS X Apps

The bundle also includes The OS X & Web Development Course Bundle, so you can begin building your own apps for OS X, craft games for iOS and design websites like a pro — with over 25 in-depth courses that you can learn from at your own pace.

For a good time, call Devolver

Founded in 2009 in Austin, Texas, Devolver Digital has gained a reputation for introducing the mainstream audience to games with undeniable personality that might have otherwise been overlooked. "When you read Twitter and you follow a bunch of game developers, it's easy to forget that most people outside of this bubble don't really know of many of the games that you hear about all the time. The concept of 'indie' games is still mostly unknown," Mark Foster of Titan Souls developer Acid Nerve told Joystiq. "Devolver kind of breaks out of the bubble and draws more attention to it – makes more people aware that these smaller budget games exist and that some of them are awesome." Hotline Miami (10/23/12) Devolver has done work to bring international attention to the bustling small team development scene in fun and unique ways, but Devolver has also become a publisher that developers want to partner with. What makes Devolver so attractive to developers looking to launch a game is the reputation the publisher brings with it. "They'd successfully published Hotline Miami and Luftrausers, among other really cool games," Broforce developer Free Lives' Evan Greenwood told Joystiq.

From CIO to CEO

Most CEOs are in constant networking mode, which represents both a challenge and an opportunity for CIOs.  “I am an accountant by education and a CIO by profession,” says Scott. “I am an introvert by nature, so being in public is not a ‘go-to’ strength for me.”  The CEO role at ASUG has forced Scott to develop the ability to network, a skill he now values. “A big part of my job is brokering connections, meeting people, understanding the challenges they face, and giving them a sense of where they can go next,” says Scott. “I am finding that I have more of those extroverted skills than I thought, and I really enjoy that part of my job.”

Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire demo due next week on 3DS

Take to the Skies and Soar in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Legendary Pokémon Latios and Latias Mega Evolve and Help Trainers Navigate the Hoenn Region by Air, Special Demo Version Coming October 21, New Mega-Evolved Pokémon, and Gameplay Features Revealed BELLEVUE, Wash. - October 14, 2014 - Today, The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced that the Legendary Pokémon Latios can be discovered in Pokémon Omega Ruby while Latias can be discovered in Pokémon Alpha Sapphire when the titles launch November 21 for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. These high-flying Dragon- and Psychic-type Pokémon can Mega Evolve fly freely through the skies of the Hoenn region. Trainers can hop on the back of their Mega Latios or Mega Latias and navigate the region through the air at high speed while performing midair tricks and hairpin turns. This brand-new method of travel, called Soar, takes a player's Pokémon adventure to new heights and provides access to Mirage spots, where rare Pokémon - including Legendary Pokémon - and valuable items may appear.

Bag Week: Venque DSLR CamPro Backpack | TechCrunch

Venque’s offering is a better pure DSLR camera bag, however, and it includes a rain cover to keep your gear dry even if it starts to rain while you’re out on assignment. The bag’s anticipated retail price of $219, which is higher than the Incase at $149, but the Venque just oozes style, while the Incase is much less aesthetically interesting, and the Venque might edge the Incase slightly in terms of worn comfort, too. It should be available for order from Venque soon, as the final pre-order deliveries are on their way to backers now.

Destiny balances weapons, shuts down another loot cave

Bungie updated Destiny to balance some of its weapons and fix a few bugs today. For starters, the developer swatted a bug where the Valkyrie-O5X ship appeared to be the same as the Aurora Lance and fixed issues related to quick weapon swapping. The base damage of scout rifles were increased six percent, whereas the damage of all auto rifles as well as the Vex Mythoclast was decreased two percent and 34 percent, respectively. The developer also shut down another loot cave, one located in the rocket yard area of the game. The hot new treasure farming spot , a room where Fallen enemies consistently spawned, surfaced after Bungie closed the first loot cave . "The Fallen have also retreated from their hold over the Rocket Yard to discuss a new takeover plan," Bungie wrote in its update notes. For now, Destiny looters will have to take the stairs , if you catch our drift . [Image: Activision]

Nara Logics’ Artificial Intelligence Platform Gets A $6M Boost | TechCrunch

For a long time, academic computer scientists would snicker when you even uttered the words “artificial intelligence.” That’s been changing quickly over the last few years and now investors are also taking this space more seriously.  Nara , an artificial intelligence company that is probably best known for its personalization platform, today announced that it has raised another $6 million in a Series A-2 round. Its existing investors participated in this round, as well as a number of new investors, including .406 Ventures . This brings the company’s total funding to $13 million.

Dallas Nurses Cite Horrifying Conditions in Ebola Care

Nurses were forced to use medical tape to secure openings in their flimsy garments, worried that their necks and heads were exposed as they cared for a patient with explosive diarrhea and projectile vomiting, said Deborah Burger of National Nurses United.

Fantastically Wrong: The Murderous, Sometimes Sexy History of the Mermaid | WIRED

Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid is a heartwarming tale of a mermaid falling in love, battling evil to be with her love, and living happily ever after as a human. Just kidding. That’s the Disney version. In Andersen’s, the young mermaid has her tongue cut out, gets burned hard by the prince when he chooses another woman, and eventually dissolves into sea foam instead of saving her own life by ritualistically stabbing said prince through the heart and bathing in his blood. Seriously .

Refined, but Not Radical: Samsung's Galaxy Note 4

The Galaxy Note 4 runs the latest version of Google’s Android operating system (KitKat 4.4.4), along with Samsung’s TouchWiz overlay. While general navigation is easy enough, the Galaxy Note 4 is bogged down with extra software and services from Samsung and, in my review unit, AT&T. I didn’t find a majority of them to be useful, and I have other apps that I prefer to carry out the same functions, so it was frustrating to have them cluttering my screen with no way to uninstall them.

Asus Padfone X Mini brings its compact smartphone-tablet combo to the U.S.

The dual-function gadget, which runs on Google’s Android 4.4 KitKat, will be available Oct. 23 from AT&T for $199 with a two-year mobile contract. Other retailers will start selling the device in November. Asus has not shared information about worldwide availability.

Yahoo to Close Jordan Office and Cut 80 Jobs

The company informed Amman-based employees of the closure Tuesday and said in an emailed statement that it plans to relocate some of those workers. The move will eliminate about 80 jobs, or less than 1% of Yahoo’s global workforce, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Amazon Instant Video Now Lets Customers View Personal Photos And Videos From Cloud Drive | TechCrunch

While obviously, it makes sense to initially introduce the functionality to the big screen so you can watch home movies in the living room, it would be great to see this same integration arrive on smaller screens, too, like the Fire tablets, iPad or other Android tablets. After all, a lot of photo and video viewing takes place on these devices as well. (Of course, customers could always just open up the content in the Cloud Drive app itself, but it’s handy to have everything in one spot.)

Marry Me: "Pilot" Review - IGN

Marry Me's hook for now is basically "This couple (Wilson as Annie and Ken Marino as Jake) just can't seem to do things right and their engagement is going to be a bumpy, hilarious ride." This pilot episode alone is about two massively-botched proposal attempts. Just like Happy Endings was supposed to be about "What happens when two members of a tight knit group of friends, who are a couple, have a bad break up? How does it affect everyone?" But after a few installments, Endings more or less forgot about that and focused on a wacky ensemble of characters with the much broader premise of "they all live in Chicago."

Relaxing “Neutrality” Principles Could Unlock Online Innovation | MIT Technology Review

A central tenet of net neutrality is that “best efforts” should be applied equally when transmitting every packet moving through the Internet, regardless of who the sender, recipient, or carriers might be. But that principle merely freezes the setup of the Internet as it existed nearly a quarter-century ago, says Michael Katz, an economist at the University of California, Berkeley, who has worked for the FCC and consulted for Verizon. “You can say that every bit is a bit,” Katz adds, “but every bitstream isn’t the same bitstream.” Video and voice transmissions are highly vulnerable to errors, delays, and packet loss. Data transmissions can survive rougher handling. If some consumers want their Internet connections to deliver ultrahigh-resolution movies with perfect fidelity, those people would be better served, Katz argues, by more flexible arrangements that might indeed prioritize video. Efficiency might be more desirable than a strict adherence to equity for all bits.

Microsoft's Patch Tuesday fixes trio of 'zero-day' flaws - CNET

"A vulnerability exists in Windows OLE that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a file that contains a specially crafted OLE object," Microsoft warned in its bulletin. "An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the logged-on user." (OLE is Microsoft technology for creating complex documents that contain a combination of text, sound, video and other elements.)

PlayStation TV launches stateside with last-minute compatibility changes

The PlayStation TV launches today in North America boasting compatibility with a large number of PSP, PS Vita, and PS minis games, but users at NeoGAF point out that a last-minute compatibility update renders several major titles unplayable on Sony's new hardware. Just prior to the system's stateside launch, Sony updated its PlayStation TV compatibility list , removing entries for notable PSP games like Twisted Metal: Head-On, Valkyria Chronicles 2 , and WipeOut Pure . Several Konami-published PSone games are also no longer compatible with the PlayStation TV, including Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill , and Suikoden . The lack of omitted games that begin with the letters A through L suggests that Sony may be sorting out cross-platform rights issues alphabetically. While SNK-published PS minis games like Time Soldiers and Vanguard didn't make the cut, fellow SNK Arcade Classics 0 ports like Athena and Guerrilla War remain listed, hinting that further compatibility updates may be in store. Positioned as a non-portable alternative to Sony's PS Vita system, the PlayStation TV plugs into any HDMI-equipped television and plays games and movies downloaded from the PlayStation Network.

Neil Patrick Harris Tapped to Host the Oscars

“It is truly an honor and a thrill to be asked to host this year’s Academy Awards," Harris later said in a statement released by AMPAS. "I grew up watching the Oscars and was always in such awe of some of the greats who hosted the show ... To be asked to follow in the footsteps of Johnny Carson, Billy Crystal, Ellen DeGeneres, and everyone else who had the great fortune of hosting is a bucket list dream come true.”

Ubi Is The Always-Listening Ubiquitous Computer For Your Home

Leor Grebler has always been a fan of science fiction. When the young Canadian engineer went looking for a company idea a few years ago, he felt that current technology had become too distracting and that there needed to be a better way of making technology integrate into our lives more seamlessly.

News Deeply adds another topic-specific site to its network by launching Ebola Deeply

One of the promising new digital-media efforts I try to keep an eye on is News Deeply, the company that former ABC News and Bloomberg foreign correspondent Lara Setrakian launched in 2012 with a site focused on news about Syria called Syria Deeply. From the beginning, Setrakian said her plan was to build a network of such sites, and she just launched the latest one on Wednesday: a site dedicated to ongoing coverage about Ebola called Ebola Deeply .

Google Fiber to launch in Austin in December

After Google’s Austin announcement last year, competitors Time Warner Cable and AT&T said they were ready to make additional investments in their networks. Late last year, AT&T rolled out its U-verse service with GigaPower, which then offered speeds of up to 300 megabits per second. This month, the telecom giant said it upped those speeds to 1 gigabit.

Lockheed Martin Claims Fusion Breakthrough That Could Change World Forever

Fusion power is a game changer. It will put Russia and the Middle East countries out of business. They have nothing else. The USD is also tied to oil via the petro dollar. Suddenly, we will need a new global reserve currency or peg. Iran will have no excuse for nuclear development. It could start wars or end them. In any event, ET has been using fusion power for years. They stop by to fill up their space ships with sea water. Colonization of Mars becomes feasible along with distant space travel.

U2's Bono says Oops, sorry for iTunes album download

LONDON (Reuters) - U2 lead singer Bono apologized on Wednesday to iTunes users who objected to receiving an automatic download of the Irish rock group's latest album in September in conjunction with the launch of new Apple iPhones.

Amazon Launches Same-day In-store Collections in the UK

Amazon Prime members will be able to use the new same day collection option free of charge (“for a limited time”), while non-Prime subscribers will be able to use it for £4.99 per delivery. In order to qualify for same-day collection, orders need to be placed before 11.45am and can be collected any time after 4pm – customers will receive a notification telling them it has arrived in store and will then need to pick it up before midnight (depending on the closing time of the store).

Skunk Works Reveals Compact Fusion Reactor Details | Technology content from Aviation Week

Although the company released limited information on the CFR in 2013, Lockheed is now providing new details of its invention. Aviation Week was given exclusive access to view the Skunk Works experiment, dubbed “T4,” first hand. Led by Thomas McGuire, an aeronautical engineer in the Skunk Work’s aptly named Revolutionary Technology Programs unit, the current experiments are focused on a containment vessel roughly the size of a business-jet engine. Connected to sensors, injectors, a turbopump to generate an internal vacuum and a huge array of batteries, the stainless steel container seems an unlikely first step toward solving a conundrum that has defeated generations of nuclear physicists—namely finding an effective way to control the fusion reaction.

Moolah, The Divisive Startup Heavily Involved In The Dogecoin Community, Is Closing Down | TechCrunch

While we have a solid consumer and merchant platform, our monthly costs to cover support, legal and operational expenses now greatly outweigh our incoming cashflow. In the space of a single month, we have rapidly burned through our reserves and are now in the position of having a negative balance sheet. Losing certain clients that we relied on for revenue, means that we do not have the funds to continue paying staff, or pay our suppliers. Our costs over the first year have been astronomical in terms of legal and operational expenses, and our staffing costs now greatly outweigh our incoming funds.

Netflix Misses Its Q3 Subscriber Numbers, and Its Stock Tanks

A first look at Netflix’s Q3 numbers: Revenue of $1.41 billion and earnings of 96 cents, more or less in line with expectations. But just as important are its subscriber numbers, and those are below the company’s forecast and analysts’ expectations. “This quarter we over-forecasted membership growth,” wrote CEO Reed Hastings in a letter to investors.

Down With Cable! Why HBO Is Finally Launching a Standalone Streaming Service | WIRED

For those who have been watching the cord-cutter revolution, HBO’s move is a long time coming. The HBO GO subscription model has always felt like a half-baked attempt at the over-the-top TV market. Plus, a poorly kept secret about HBO GO has always been that you don’t really need a subscription to watch unlimited HBO content online. You just need to know someone—or know someone who knows someone—with a subscription and is willing to share his password. That means that a whole lot of us are basically getting full access to HBO without paying a penny. With a standalone service, in other words, HBO will finally be able to collect on all that binge Game of Thrones watching you’ve been doing on your cousin’s boyfriend’s roommate’s account.

Announcing The Finalists Of The 2014 Innovation By Design Awards

That's proven by the finalists from our 2014 Innovation by Design competition, chosen from 1,587 boundary-pushing entries. All are listed here, and category winners will be announced at our conference in New York on October 15. Learn more at .

CDC: Nurse Infected With Ebola Shouldn't Have Flown to Cleveland

"Customer exhibited no symptoms or sign of illness while on flight 1143, according to the crew. Frontier responded immediately upon notification from the CDC by removing the aircraft from service and is working closely with CDC to identify and contact customers who may traveled on flight 1143," Frontier Airlines said in a statement. "The safety and security of our customers and employees is our primary concern. Frontier will continue to work closely with CDC and other governmental agencies to ensure proper protocols and procedures are being followed," it added.

Michelle Obama Made A 'Turn Down For What' Parody Vine And It's Amazing

Michelle Obama just posted a Vine of herself holding a turnip, creating a parody of the popular song "Turn Down For What."

Initial iPad Air 2 Supplies May Be Limited, 27-Inch Retina Display iMac Launching by End of 2014

Just about a day before Apple's October 16 media event, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a new report, saying that he expects supplies of iPad Air 2s to be constrained. His report also suggests that the 27-inch Retina Display iMac will have shipments begin before the end of the year and reiterates that the new iPad minis won't be a significant upgrade. Of the new products, we think the market will be more interested in iPad Air 2. However, as the poor yield rate of anti-reflective coating cover lens has delayed mass production, we estimate 2014 shipments of iPad Air 2 of 7- 9mn units, lower than the 12mn units of the then-new iPad Air shipments in 2013. We thus expect iPad Air 2 to contribute less to the supply chain than iPad Air did last year. We also don’t expect the event to boost supply chain shares much. Kuo goes on to once again suggest that a significant update to the iPad mini isn't likely due to the iPad Air's larger "contribution to Apple's sales and earnings" and that iPad mini is seeing limited development resources because Apple is working on a brand-new 12.

Here's My Disaster Scenario For Stock Prices...

The extremes of the 1920s and 1960s took decades to work off. The black line below shows the inflation-adjusted S&P 500 price for the past 130 years. Note the 25 years between the 1929 peak and the next sustained rise, as well as the 25 years after the 1960s peak. We're about 14 years into our current work-out period — from valuation extremes that were much higher than in the 1920s and 1960s. It wouldn't be surprising if we had another decade or more of work-out to go.

Messaging App Line Finally Launches An iPad App | TechCrunch

Line is aggressively lining up new product launches to bolt onto its messaging platform, with a raft of  planned launches  slated for winter 2014 including Line Pay, to support making payments via its app or sending money to other Line users; Line Taxi, which looks like an Uber style on-demand ride hailing service but partnering with national taxi companies, starting in Japan; the soft launch of Line Wow, an on-demand food delivery service, again in partnership with an existing company; Line Maps for Indoors, targeting navigation in commercial facilities such as shopping malls, again starting in Japan; and Line Music, a subscription streaming service.

Disney Accelerator program invests in 10 tech startups

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Ten companies, 15 weeks and $120,000. Three components of Disney Accelerator, a mentorship and investment program designed for tech startups with a focus on media and entertainment. The program brings together ten companies for 15 weeks to incubate their ideas. Each company chosen gets up to $120,000 investment from Disney and access to Disney mentors and networks. Codarica is one of the companies hand-picked to take part in the Disney Accelerator this year, which began June 30 and ended Oct. 14. They create games that teach kids how to code. "We've developed the whole app during our 15 weeks in the Accelerator and Disney does entertainment for kids the best," Codarica CEO Sanna Nilsson said. Executives like Disney President and CEO Bob Iger and other entrepreneurs in the industry served as mentors throughout the process. "We have a lot of executives at this company who are pretty good at identifying opportunities that can really be big," said James Pitaro, president of Disney Interactive Media Group. But the Accelerator program is no charity. Disney is hoping some or all of these companies will take off.

AT&T No Longer Offering Beats Music Subscriptions to Customers

Play any song you want at will and no ads. huh? thats the main purpose of Spotify why do people pay money every month for a limited selection of music thats only online and full of ad trackers/marketing spyare that monetizes your activity and preferences? i dont get the streaming music fad at all. its incredibly anti-consumer. I LOVE IT especially since the supscription through T-Mobile gives u access to Spotify without any of the music streaming counting towards ur data volume. I havent pirated music in like 2 years, it has all the music abd albums i want and helps me discover artists i never heard of before oh and u can save the music for offline listening too. plus the playlists r just awesome. instead of downloading each song of the itunes top 100 or billboard top 100 illegally for example i can just search for a playlist on spotify and have all the music at my disposal by one click. buying music seems dated to me, i barely listen to an album for longer than a month if i even make it through the whole album

How An IT Guy Stranded In Paris Turned Himself Into The Most Powerful Source Of Apple News

“I’ve never taken any venture capital, but I would get out in a heartbeat for $100 million,” he says. “I would certainly work with a company on some sort of transition, but frankly I’m having fun right now. I enjoy it, I really like my team, everybody’s getting bigger, and there’s more responsibility. When I check in now, it’s more like me catching up with everything — the times that people actually need me is when something’s wrong with the CSS (I just tell the developers or whatever) or when there are weird ads coming in (I just tell the ad people). The editorial decisions are now out of my hands.”

What Giant Companies WON’T Put in the Cloud

Dow’s private cloud delivers a lot of the benefits of cloud, and it positions the company for future public cloud migrations. As the company does its lifecycle planning and weighs future investments, it starts with a cloud mindset. What likely won’t go to the cloud? ERP. Dow doesn’t have any plans to move its core SAP systems to the cloud. Doing that would mean major upheaval, Tolliver says. “What’s the financial incentive for us to go?”

My Childhood Friend, the ISIS Jihadist

Amir and I lost contact with each other at the age of 13. No particular reason — we just grew apart. As time went by, our groups of friends were just different. Amir went to the same school in Vesterbro that his older sister and two older brothers had been to. It was here he began to hang out with a group that was somewhat more rough than my friends, at my private school in a posh suburban neighborhood. Up to now, our pranks were letting out the air from bicycle tires or tagging wood in the park. But as time went on I got more and more Danish friends who held film evenings and played funk music, while Amir’s friends became interested in cars — particularly those that were easy to get into.

Apple event preview: New iPads, iMacs; yes, but Apple TV could shine in the spotlight

So what about the alleged iPad Pro ? I think we might see it, but more as a preview product — just as Apple has done in the past with its Mac Pro and Apple Watch. Leaks of 12.9-inch display sound right and this device would be a likely candidate for a more powerful A8x processor as well as additional memory. Marketed as a productivity tablet, I could see Apple create its own elegant attachable keyboard for the Pro model and have it support multiple simultaneous applications on the larger screen. Perhaps we’ll get a preview of that iOS 8 feature this week, but not an actual product launch: This would be a teaser for a first quarter launch next year.

Qualcomm buys Bluetooth and GPS chip maker CSR for $2.5B

“The addition of CSR’s technology leadership in Bluetooth, Bluetooth Smart, and audio processing will strengthen Qualcomm’s position in providing critical solutions that drive the rapid growth of the Internet of everything, including business areas such as portable audio, automotive, and wearable devices,” said Steve Mollenkopf, chief executive of Qualcomm, in a statement. “Combining CSR’s highly advanced offering of connectivity technologies with a strong track record of success in these areas will unlock new opportunities for growth. We look forward to working with the innovative CSR team globally and further strengthening our technology presence in Cambridge and the UK.”

Google Android 5.0 Preview - CNET

There's also the new Heads Up notifications that pop up at the top of the screen, showing you a glimpse of an email, text, or incoming call while you're watching a video or playing a game. You can respond to the notification and then move on, without even needing to open the notification drop-down menu. Or, if you'd rather not deal with it right now, just swipe it up to store it in your notification menu for later. The new priority mode, which you can turn on with your device's volume rocker, only shows the most important notifications. It's like a "Do Not Disturb" mode, where only calls and text from select contacts show up.

In Q3 Netflix added two international subscribers for every new U.S. member, but price hike slowed growth

Netflix experienced slower-than expected growth in Q3 of 2014, adding a total of 3 million members worldwide. Growth was especially slower on the domestic side: Netflix grew its domestic subscribers by 0.98 million, compared to 1.29 million a year ago. Altogether, the company now has 37.22 million streaming subscribers in the U.S., compared to 31.09 million a year ago.

Drones Can Do a Great Many Things, Including Dramatic Selfies

‪ Matt Benedetto , a redditor who goes by the name rightcoastguy on the site, recently released a stunning clip of a DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter with a GoPro 3+ on top filming him while flying far, far away like an eagle with a camera strapped to it . Filmed by Lone Rock Point, which overlooks Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont, the GPS-guided drone makes it about a half-mile away from Benedetto, losing him from sight in mere seconds. Mostly, it's an uncommon view of an uncommonly beautiful area, but it's also a great lesson in how to take pictures of yourself if you have a lot of fancy equipment but you're stuck on an island.

Someone Has Made a Working iPhone Inside of 'Minecraft'

If that was true, those people you speak of have totally missed the point and sounds plains stupid. Have you ever heard of something called "global language" (or something similar to that expression)? English is THAT language of the world today which most of the people across the countries communicate through. Believe it or not, a long time ago there was a discussion amongst many leaders of the worlds nations about which language that was to be the common language of communication between the world nations. Now, Im not entirely sure about how this went on exactly, but if you're interested, you can investigate the facts on this through Google or something. Anyways! To make a long story as short as possible, this is what went on. There was a election between the english and the german (and maybe the spanish) language on which of these that was to become the so called "world language". This language was the one that these nations agreed upon to be the common language which was to be learned in school in all these nations. Now, it so happens that the english language was the one choosen back in those days.

'iPad Air 2' and 'iPad mini 3' with Touch ID confirmed, show up early in iTunes

The screenshots confirm that both new tablets will include nearly identical designs to their predecessors and the addition of Touch ID sensors in the Home button. Another new feature confirmed by this leak is a new Burst Mode (first introduced with the iPhone 5s) for the iPad Air 2 (image below).

Security experts warn of 'POODLE' attack against SSL 3.0

Google is preparing a patch for Chrome that would forbid falling back to SSL 3.0 for all servers, but "this change will break things and so we don't feel that we can jump it straight to Chrome's stable channel. But we do hope to get it there within weeks and so buggy servers that currently function only because of SSL 3.0 fallback will need to be updated."

'Civilization: Beyond Earth' Introduction Paints Our Bleak Future

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