Tuesday, September 30, 2014
by Clip Syndicate
Gird thyself, a new Windows approaches. Tomorrow morning in San Francisco, Microsoft will show off some part of its next operating system in a long-awaited event whose existence leaked before it was formally announced. The market is expectant, and the technolo   [READ MORE]
Florida wildlife and water managers are worried about an invasive snail that is wreaking havoc on the state's billion-dollar effort to remove chemicals from the fragile Everglades. The South American apple snail first appeared in large numbers in 2010, according to Audubon Florida science coordinator Paul Gray, and was initially seen as a potential savior of an endangered bird, the snail kite.   [READ MORE]
The world might get its first official taste of Windows 9 on Tuesday, at least if the rumors are true. Microsoft has scheduled an event in San Francisco to talk about what's next for Windows and the Enterprise. The timing lines up with rumors about when Microsoft will supposedly be ready to start talking about the next major upgrade to Windows. There's lots of speculation about the name of the release. Windows 9 has just been a convenient and obvious placeholder.   [READ MORE]
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting was ready to ride for a good cause! The "Big Bang Theory" star was a celebrity competitor Saturday in the Longines L.A. Masters, a 4-day event offering fine dining, luxury shopping and live musical performances. Kaley explained, "Since I'm married to a tennis player, I put it like this: To me, this is kind of like the U.S. open for riding, for horses. All the best of the best—the biggest riders in the world—are here.   [READ MORE]
According to a study released Monday, the majority of moderate- to high-risk medical devices approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration lack publicly available scientific evidence to verify their safety and effectiveness--despite requirements in the law. Researchers reported in JAMA Internal Medicine that 42 of 50 selected medical devices cleared by the FDA over five years lacked such data, despite a 1990 law calling for sufficient detail to justify their FDA clearance.

The Flavr Savr tomato first hit grocery stores in 1994. To the layman, it looked like any other produce fresh from the farm: plump and bulbous, with a rich, ruby hue. But it was hiding a secret. Thanks to a carefully crafted genetic modification of its seeds, the aptly-titled Flavr Savr was able to stay ripe much longer than regular tomatoes. Fast forward 20 years, and genetically modified organisms--usually referred to as GMOs, just like the Flavr Savr, are front and center in an ongoing debate about the future of agriculture.

Even as BlackBerry pivots to focus more on software and services, the company that gained fame for its smartphones is not giving up on its handset business. After recording a gross profit from its weakened handset operation and with roughly 50 million people globally still using its older-generation BlackBerry phones, there is potential in that business.   [READ MORE]

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