Lenovo Completes Motorola Deal

If somehow you missed the reports of Lenovo buying Motorola – which was also bought by Google for $12.5 billion back in 2011 – then you should know that the deal is now complete. Lenovo has announced today that Motorola is now a Lenovo company — which makes Lenovo not only the number one PC maker in the… Read More

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 9:09 am

New Crash Test Dummies Reflect Rising American Bodyweight

Ever thought that all those crash-test dummies getting slammed around in slow-motion were reflecting an unrealistic, hard-to-achieve body image? One company is acting to change that, with some super-sized (or right-sized) dummies more in line with current American body shapes: Plymouth, Michigan-based company Humanetics said that it has been… Read More

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 8:54 am

Australian Gov't Tries To Force Telcos To Store User Metadata For 2 Years

The Australian Government has introduced a bill that would require telecommunications carriers and service providers to retain the non-content data of Australian citizens for two years so it can be accessed — without a warrant- by local law enforcement agencies. Despite tabling the draft legislation into parliament, the bill… Read More

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 8:28 am

Ebola Forecast: Scientists Release Updated Projections and Tracking Maps

Scientists of the Northeastern University, in collaboration with European scientists, developed a modeling approach aimed at assessing the progression of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and its international spread under the assumption that the outbreak continues to evolve at the current pace. They also considered the… Read More

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 7:46 am

MIT Professor Advocates Ending Asteroid Redirect Mission To Fund Asteroid Survey

Professor Richard Binzel published a commentary in the journal Nature that called for two things. He proposed that NASA cancel the Asteroid Redirect Mission currently planned for the early 2020s. Instead, he would like the asteroid survey mandated by the George E. Brown, Jr. Near-Earth Object Survey Act of 2005, part of the… Read More

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 7:05 am

Labor Department To Destroy H-1B Records

H-1B records that are critical to research and take up a small amount of storage are set for deletion. "In a notice posted last week, the U.S. Department of Labor said that records used for labor certification, whether in paper or electronic, 'are temporary records and subject to destruction' after five years, under a new… Read More

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 4:26 am