18. April 2014

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In Egypt, a corruption watchdog hit by backlash

Hesham Genena has created uproar by trying to actually do his job. The Daily Star >> Live News Tweet Vote on HN

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18. April 2014

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FCC sets up the ‘incentive auction’ that will lead to faster wireless internet for everyone

Last week at the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) show, FCC head Tom Wheeler pushed broadcasters to loosen their grip on spectrum that the agency plans to auction off to give wireless internet room to grow. Now, he’s laid out a draft of the… Engadget RSS Feed Tweet Vote on HN

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18. April 2014

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“Holy Grail” HFT Firm Virtu Questioned By NY AG

Having the trade record of Bernie Madoff and the braggadocio of a WWF wrestler was just too much for New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to ignore. Rigged Market HFT Poster-child, and recent-delayed IPO, Virtu Financial has received a letter of inquiry from the AG's office requesting information about its business. As Bloomberg reports, a more »

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18. April 2014

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Oculus Rift helps terminally ill woman take one last stroll in the sun

A terminally ill woman has reminded us of the limitless potential for devices like the Oculus Rift beyond just gaming and entertainment. After Roberta Firstenberg’s cancer treatments failed last year, she was told she had just a few months to live…. Engadget RSS Feed Tweet Vote on HN

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18. April 2014

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Ukraine “De-escalation” Voided As Pro-Russia Militia Refuse To Vacate Occupied Buildings

If yesterday we had questions about the half life of the effectiveness of the latest diplomatic de-escalation of Ukraine tensions ‘achieved’ in Geneva, following news that both Ukraine would continue its anti-terrorist operation and that fighting had broken out in various east Ukraine locations after the agreement, today any questions have been swept aside following more »

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18. April 2014

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Actual mad scientist busy smearing excrement on whiteboard

After hiring a mad scientist in the hope of taking innovation to the next level, executives at a leading research firm say the initial results have been disappointing. NewsThump Tweet Vote on HN

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18. April 2014

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Rescued S. Korean school vice principal in apparent suicide

A high school vice principal rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry that sank with hundreds of his students on board is found dead, in what media reports say is an apparent suicide. The Daily Star >> Live News Tweet Vote on HN

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18. April 2014

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‘Wearable eyes’ take all the work out of having emotions

Ever seen one of those funny novelty spectacles with eyes drawn on them? Dr. Hirotaka Osawa from Tsukuba University in Japan has designed a high-tech version of those called AgencyGlass, and they have eyes that actually move. The digital eyes blink… Engadget RSS Feed Tweet Vote on HN

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18. April 2014

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BP Manager In Charge of Cleaning Up the Gulf Oil Spill Sold $1 Million In BP Stock Before the Severity of Spill Became Known

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today: The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a former 20-year employee of BP p.l.c. and a senior responder during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill with insider trading in BP securities based on confidential information about the magnitude of the disaster.  The price of BP securities fell significantly more »

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17. April 2014

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“Hillary For President” Fundraiser Busted For Illegal Campaign Contributions

If you listen carefully, you can hear the stampede of politicians distancing themselves from their once best-friend – Hotel magnate Sant Singh Chatwal – as AP reports, he plead guilty Thursday to charges he secretly funneled more than $ 180,000 in illegal campaign contributions to three unnamed candidates and coached someone to lie about it. more »

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