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Twitpic is shutting down after all, on October 25

In what seems like the final blow after a roller coaster ride for its users, Twitpic has announced that it will be shutting down on October 25th. It’s with a heavy heart that we re-announce that Twitpic will be shutting down again. More details on our blog http://t.co/LCH7ZTQJHe — TwitPic (@TwitPic) October 16, 2014 The news comes after the company’s original announcement early last month that it would be shutting down, followed by hopes the service would remain active thanks to an apparent acquisition. In its blog post today, founder Noah Everett apologized for getting everyone’s hopes up. Twitpic says it was pressured to…

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Apple has leaked details of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 on iTunes

As if it wasn’t clear enough, we’ve gotten about as good confirmation as any that there are new iPads on the way. The iOS 8.1 user guide for iPad just showed up on iBooks and shows images of the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. The images show off the a new Touch ID home button, which should make logging in more easy. They also confirm burst mode for the cameras, taken by holding down the shutter button as on an iPhone. Be sure to stay tuned tomorrow as we find out more about the new devices. ➤ ‘iPad Air…

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About 70 hospital staffers involved in care of Dallas Ebola patient

Source: www.pbs.org – Monday, October 13, 2014
Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., died Wednesday, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas confirmed. Photo by Mike Stone/Getty Images BREAKING: Records given to the AP show about 70 hospital staffers involved in care of Dallas Ebola patient. — The Associated Press (@AP) October 13, 2014 About 70 staff members at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital were involved in taking care of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient to die in the U.S., according to the Associated Press. The medical team’s involvement included drawing Duncan’s blood, putting tubes down his throat, wiping up his diarrhea, analyzing his urine and wiping his saliva. Among the group was Nina Pham, the 26-year-old nurse who contracted Ebola while taking care of Duncan. AP says Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not established the exact number of people who had contact with Duncan. During a press conference earlier today, Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the CDC, said: “If this one individual was infected — and we don’t know how — within the isolation unit, then it is possible that other individuals could have been infected as well. We do not today have a number of such exposed people or potentially exposed health care workers. It’s a relatively large number, we think in the end.” The post About 70 hospital staffers involved in care of Dallas Ebola patient appeared first on PBS NewsHour .

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BlackBerry Passport review: For every benefit, there’s a compromise

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This isn’t a straight-forward review. If it was any other phone, I’d set it up, connect my usual accounts and go about my business of using it as much as possible, as with any review. However, and while this isn’t going to be a long moan about a lack of apps, I can’t do that with the Passport. Nor do I work for an organization tied to BlackBerry’s BES services either, so there’s no chance to test out things like BlackBerry Balance or corporate email; for all intents and purposes, I’m a pretty average consumer user in this scenario. That’s…

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YouTube is opening a production ‘Space’ for video creators in New York next month

YouTube is opening another of its studio “Spaces” in New York to help its community of video makers learn, collaborate and create new content. The facility follows similar setups in London, Los Angeles and Tokyo, which give aspiring filmers and internet personalities, which are attributable to much of YouTube’s success, access to equipment and industry experts. The treasure trove of video-making kit will include cameras, lights and boom microphones – some of which will be available to loan – as well as permanent and rotating sets, sound stages and post-production facilities. The fourth YouTube Space will open next month at…

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How to run a Facebook contest, analyze your page and more: 11 Ideal Facebook tools for marketers

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This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog. The built-in tools that Facebook offers to business pages and advertisers are robust and detailed. Hence, you’re likely to uncover a smaller stash of third-party tools than you might for a network like Twitter. Still, there are some fabulous Facebook tools out there, and they can help push your Facebook marketing campaign forward with contests, insights, advertising, and more. Here is a selection of our top picks for Facebook marketing tools. 1. Agora Pulse (link) This Facebook (and Twitter) dashboard shows you an overview of all activity on your page and lets you schedule…

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Apparently The Simpsons Predicted The Ebola Outbreak Too

Source: www.mediaite.com – Friday, October 10, 2014
With every devastating event comes the inevitable crackpot theory about who knew what and when, and today’s fun theory comes via the internet: The Simpsons predicted the Ebola outbreak. How do we know this?! Well, during one of the 554+ episodes ever written for the show, The Simpsons made a throwaway joke about Ebola (a children’s book called Curious George and the Ebola Virus ). And according to YouTube person Thecontroversy7, the 1997 episode foretold the Ebola outbreak thusly: “check out the date the episode aired October 19 that is 911 in reverse – this is a marvelous video – great research – great work – also 1997 that is “8” which is the Ebola virus 911 – 8. “no coincidence there baby!!!!” he added: Is there something we are not being told? Is it by pure chance & coincidence that the Simpsons would do predictive programming? There has been numerous predictions from The Simpsons which revealed futuristic events which came to pass. What of the Ebola recurrence in 2014? Is it planned or is it just by natural means? Ebola was not in the 90’s, but it happened long ago in the mid 70’s… But The Simpsons reveal in late 90’s Ebola virus… Interesting right? By that logic, Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Bad was in on the conspiracy, too : Jesse Pinkman: When you say it’s contamination. I mean, I’m thinking like… an ebola leak or something. Walter White: Ebola. Jesse Pinkman: Yeah, it’s a disease on the Discovery Channel where all your

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Hands-on with classic 90s game Grim Fandango, remastered for the PS4

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Among all the new games revealed at the E3 show this year, one of the titles I’m most excited about is over 15 years old. Sony has secured a remastered version of Grim Fandango, a wacky adventure game from LucasArts and Tim Schafer, for the PS4 and PS Vita. We got an early look at a small part of the game at a Sony preview event this week. The remastering process is still ongoing, so the graphics I saw are far from final, but they do give a sense of what Double Fine has planned for the game. The original artwork for Grim Fandango was…

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Uber announces UberPedal in Seattle with $5 surcharge to drag your bike around town

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Uber is adding bike racks to the back of its cars in Seattle beginning tomorrow. Now when you get tired or it starts raining while you’re riding your bike, Uber will give you and your bike a ride home. For a price. The Uber app in Seattle will now include a Pedal button along the with the Uber, UberX, and UberXL options. Tap the button and an UberX with a bike rack will pick you up. Unfortunately, shoving your bike on the rack will cost you an extra $ 5 in addition to your regular fare. But, the cars are equipped…

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Hands-on with HTC’s RE action camera and Desire Eye smartphone

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HTC announced two image-focused products at its Double Exposure event on Wednesday: the RE action camera and the selfie-taking Desire Eye phone. Here are our hands-on impressions with the devices. RE The RE camera’s round shape fits well in the hand, but I’m not sold on the look. It might still grow on me, but my first impression is it feels too much like an inhaler or one of those spy gadget mini-periscopes. The camera also ends up compromising wearability in favor of ergonomics. The RE armband looked positively awkward on the event models, as if they had strapped a water pick on their…

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