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Apple will host an event Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, where it is expected to unveil the latest version of its popular iPhone smartphone — and possibly an update to its Apple TV set-top box.  The invitation playfully winks at Apple’s reputation for secrecy around its product launches with a headline, “Hey Siri, give us a hint.”

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Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva—more commonly called stone man's syndrome—is the result of a rare mutation, an anomaly in the way certain enzymes called kinases spur protein synthesis. Someone with stone man's syndrome has hyperactive kinases that catalyze more bone production than they should. The body's natural repair mechanisms malfunction, and they replace soft tissue with deposits of solid bone. Joints freeze. The body becomes a prison.

But scientists know they can manipulate those kinases to combat the disease. And chemical biologists at the University of North Carolina are leading an open source effort to unlock the secrets of kinase activity—secrets they say could pioneer a new generation of drug discovery.

Kinases are fruitful sites for biochemical innovation because they're involved in all kinds of biological processes. But here's the problem: The human genome specifies approximately 500 kinases, and 400 of them are still scientific mysteries. That's a staggering number of black boxes, especially considering the fact that scientists believe kinase research can generate insights into so many difficult medical problems, including cancer development and treatment.

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    Kinases do much more than just spur protein synthesis. They are among the primary signaling enzymes in the body, involved in turni
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One of the companies that I love doing business with is Amazon. Their customer service is one of the best out there. And I appreciate being treated like I mean something to a company. When I purchase a product I want to know that I am getting the best product and that the company will back up what they sell. This clearly defines Amazon.

So what is this article all about? Well the chief intellects at Amazon have decided to start a new portal called Amazon Underground. The initiative is a place that advertises all kinds of free things for use with your Android mobile device. I know you are just dying to start clicking with your mouse and figure out what the hype is all about with this new Underground thingy.(see image below)

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Several DSL routers from different manufacturers contain a guessable hard-coded password that allows accessing the devices with a hidden administrator account.

According to an alert issued Tuesday by the CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) at Carnegie Mellon University, the affected device models are: ASUS DSL-N12E, DIGICOM DG-5524T, Observa Telecom RTA01N, Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) SpeedSurf 504AN and ZTE ZXV10 W300.

All of the devices have an admin password in the form "XXXXairocon" where XXXX are the last four characters of the device's physical MAC address, CERT/CC said.

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2015 will be remembered as the year budget Android smartphones stopped being junk and started being pretty damn good.

The $199 Obi Worldphone SF1 and $129 SJ1.5 are the two latest budget Android phones to shake things up on the low end of the mobile scene.

Low prices aren't the only things these phones have going for them. They're from Obi Worldphone, a new company started by ex-Apple CEO John Sculley, the man who Steve Jobs famously hired away from Pepsi in the 1983, and who then helped oust Jobs in 1985.

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Who doesn't love pets. They don't speak back to you in your language verbally but dogs bark and cats meow in their own sort of way and you can sense what they want by just the interpretation of their body language.

Having a pet has been one of the biggest choices I’ve made during my life. Personally I have had my equal share of cats and dogs and still they do bring another dimension to your life. Once you do decide on having a pet you are literally adding a family member to your life. One that cannot go to work to help pay for the expenses that will be incurred and will become a living form that relies on you for everything to sustain their life. Let's just put it this way - you just welcomed into your home a friend for life.

Which leads me up to today’s infographic which may help you in forming a decision on what pet you want to include into your life. The graphic below shows that dogs usually provide physical benefits, whereas cats are more intellectual. Exercising a dog almost always puts the owner in a position to exercise as well. Dogs are social animals and will help the owner run into more social situations.

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The Google Compute Cloud has gained a service for launching Docker containers and managing their lifecycles.
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Google's strength in running large groups of containers will give its Compute Engine Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering added appeal to developers now that the company has taken its Google Container Engine out of its alpha phase and made it generally available.

Google Container Engine, which goes by the acronym GKE to avoid being confused with Google Compute Engine (GCE), orchestrates the launch and management of Docker containers on a cluster on Google Compute Engine.

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Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.

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With 175 million unique listeners each month, SoundCloud has established itself as a major player in the streaming space. Despite its size, the company has faced an uphill battle to convert its huge community into customers who are willing to pay for "unprecedented access to the world's largest community of music & audio creators." SoundCloud has struck deals with some major labels and independent artists, but in the UK, the Performing Rights Society for Music (PRS) has decided to take legal action against the music sharing service for allegedly not paying artists the royalties they deserve.

In an email sent to members, PRS for Music notes: "Following five years of unsuccessful negotiations, we now find ourselves in a situation where we have no alternative but to commence legal proceedings." It believes that SoundCloud should acquire a license to offer music created by its 111,000 members and says that while it has asked the company "numerous times to recognise their responsibilities," its demands "have not been met."

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I love the CLI (Command Line Interface). It reminds me of the good old DOS (Disk Operating System) days when I started with Windows 3.0. You get to know so much more about your system when you know what commands to use. Most of the human race has become use to a GUI (Graphical User Interface) that allows us to see results in pretty pictures but in reality what is really happening is the CLI is working in the background when you press a button and then the GUI will show you the results in the foreground.

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AMAZON has made an audacious move to bring the fight to Google with the announcement of Amazon Underground, a revamp of its Android all-in-one app offering free downloads of paid apps on a permanent basis.

Underground is already known for its heavy use of limited availability free apps, and is a completely disruptive model. The concept works thusly: instead of the end user paying, or the app being riddled with advertisements, Amazon will pay commission to developers based on the amount of time users spend on the apps.

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It may not look like much, but Building 320 housed the 38 members of Michoud's ride out team during Hurricane Katrina.

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MICHOUD, La.—On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina came, the federal levees failed, and chaos ensued in the New Orleans metro area.

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Apple continues looking at ways to improve its earbuds — including potentially ditching the iconic white cables which had such a starring role in iTunes ads, back in the day.

According a patent filed in February last year but published this week, and spotted by AppleInsider, Cupertino is eyeing up making wireless earbuds which also incorporate bone-conduction technology in order to improve voice communications. The patent also describes deploying a range of other sensors — such as internal microphones and accelerometers — to better detect external noise to boost noise canceling capabilities and enhance the in-ear audio experience.

The patent application, entitled “System and method of improving voice quality in a wireless headset with untethered earbuds of a mobile device”, details various configurations of in-earbud sensors for enhancing noise-canceling technology.

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According to a patent application published on Thursday, Apple is looking into advanced bone conduction technology that would enhance voice communications in an unannounced wireless earphone system.

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Source: USPTO

Published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple's patent application for a "System and method of improving voice quality in a wireless headset with untethered earbuds of a mobile device" describes a system in which voice input is accepted by one of two earbuds and is passed along to a mobile device based on perceived quality. A variety of sensors, including an inertial sensor monitoring vibrations in a user's bone structure, help inform which signal to use.

Unlike traditional audio-based noise cancellation systems, Apple's version accounts for noise and wind level detected by internal earbud microphones and combines that information with accelerometer output, battery level and earbud position data. With distinct earbud subsystems at work, the design is capable of monitoring and selecting from two signal sources before applying a final noise reduction operation four outgoing audio.

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A second Chinese drone startup has disclosed major funding this week. Intel announced it put $60 million into Shanghai-based Yuneec, just two days after rival EHANG publicized a $42 million Series B.

Both EHANG and Yuneec are up against DJI, yet another Chinese drone startup, which raised $75 million from Accel Partners in May to build a software ecosystem for developers and runs its own fund, called SkyFund, for investments in businesses related to unmanned aerial vehicles.

In a video to mark the Intel funding (embedded below), Yuneec founder Tian Yu says his company’s drones, which include versions for consumer and enterprise users, differentiate by being easy to use, with a built-in screen for a controller, so even newbies can fly them just five minutes after unboxing.

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Amazon Prime is set to offer video streaming in Japan. Amazon

The global battle between Amazon and Netflix is growing with the announcement that Amazon is set to launch its video streaming service in Japan next month, hot on the heels of the news Netflix will soon launch in the country.

The US-based e-commerce giant announced on Thursday that it would be bringing subscription video streaming to Japan from September with free access for Amazon Prime members. Established in Japan since 2007, Amazon charges 3,900 yen ($32) for an annual Prime membership in that country, compared to the US membership fee of $99.

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Normally, when we find two breweries involved in a trademark dispute, as has become common these past few years, the dispute tends to be over the extravagant artwork on the label or the equally extravagant names of specific beers. Is this Zombie-Death Murder-Gasm IPA too close in name to Vampire-Orgy Bloodpool Belgium Wheat? Who can tell?

So it's somewhat refreshing to see a case that rests on simpler claims, even if they are laughably ridiculous, such as Budweiser's inability to determine the difference in the sexes between regal nobility titles.

She Beverage Co. of Lancaster, California, applied in December to register “The Queen of Beer” phrase with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Anheuser-Busch filed a notice of opposition Wednesday, arguing that “Queen of Beer” is too similar to “King of Beers” and that consumers might wrongly believe She Beverage beers are made by Anheuser-Busch.
Now it's been some time since I took sex ed, but even I can tell the difference between a king and a queen, one being male and the other female. Instead, what AB is likely concerned about is that customers will think that the Queen of Beer mark is being used by AB as some kind of counter-marketing. Unfortunately, that worry doesn't a valid trademark concern make. The test is still about the actual likelihood of customer confusion, and it seems like quite a stretch to suggest that a small California craft brewer is going to be somehow confused for the mega-corporation that pumps out Budweiser.

Interestingly, AB's opposition filing notes that the USPTO itself has had he/she confusion in the past.

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By 2040 we should have all that crap sorted out. If there are any shortages, it's because some corrupt bastard is mucking up the works. There is absolutely no longer any technical reason to suffer shortages of any kind anywhere.

It can take a decade or longer to do an environmental review, get permits, and build a large desalination plant (and decades more to build a nuclear plant to power it). Building a dam or large reservoir can take even longer (and still needs time to fill).

While some progress will be made, don't count on the problem being solved in 25 years.

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