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For the first time, researchers have used a video camera mounted on a hexacopter to monitor the behaviour of killer whales in the wild.>

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Remember when FXX played every episode of The Simpsons and we were all held hostage by our television sets? Well, good news: FXX has announced its “Simpsons World” app through FXNOW that will allow you to watch them all over again. The app is named after Matt Groening’s 20th Anniversary book, “Simpsons World,” and FXX has been working hard on the development of it with Gracie Films and The Simpsons producers to create it. It will be available on Tuesday. Here’s a quick breakdown of what the Simpsons World app will feature: Every episode of The Simpsons ever made. Recently aired episodes will be added the day after air. You can make Simpsons playlists or use ones that are already

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The California senator pushes for city legislators to reject a law that would legalize short-term rentals and pave the way for apartment-sharing sites.>

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BOSTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - Apple Inc's iCloud storage and backup service in China was attacked by hackers trying to steal user credentials, a Chinese web monitoring group said, adding that it believes the country's government is behind the campaign. Using a method called a "man-in-the-middle" (MITM) attack, unknown hackers interposed their own website between users and Apple's iCloud server, intercepting data and potentially gaining access to passwords, iMessages, photos and contacts, Greatfire.org wrote in its blog post. Greatfire. ...

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In the wake of the numerous sophisticated cyberattacks that managed to steal credit and debit card data from various retail stores in the U.S., President Obama on Friday signed an executive order to improve security for credit cards and payment systems used by the government, The New York Times reports.  FROM EARLIER: Home Depot didn’t take data security seriously, report reveals “You should be able to buy the things that you need without risking your identity, your credit score or your savings,” Obama said at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau before signing the order. Government agencies and offices will have to upgrade their systems to better protect user data, and move to more secure a chip-and-PIN credit cards that are more

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Multi-year agreement for sales of physical and electronic books comes amid contentious talks with another book publisher.>

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As Google quickly found out with Google Wallet, making NFC-enabled mobile payments a staple feature of American consumer behavior is much easier said than done. Apple seemingly knows this, which is why it’s cautioning that its users shouldn’t expect to have Apple Pay accepted everywhere by every store right out of the gate. LEARN MORE: Apple unveils Apple Pay, its bold new service the replace your wallet Per 9to5Mac, Apple SVP Eddy Cue tells The Wall Street Journal that the company “has a lot of work to do” to get more retailers to buy into its mobile payment platform and he says that at the start, he expects in-app purchases will be the most popular items bought with Apple Pay.

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REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft has given its new CEO Satya Nadella a pay package worth $84.3 million, most of it in the form of long-term stock awards.

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(Reuters) - Online book retailer Amazon.com Inc said on Monday it has signed a multi-year deal with Simon & Schuster Inc, the second Big-Five book publisher, on the future price of e-books. Amazon, which had been in talks with Simon & Schuster since July over pricing, confirmed the deal first reported by the Business Insider news blog that the two had reached an agreement. Amazon had been locked in a months-long standoff with publisher Hachette Book Group, the fourth-largest U.S. book publisher owned by France's Lagardere , over digital book pricing. That has led to numerous issues for ...

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Russian government has been ruled out as sponsor of a cyber attack on JPMorgan Chase & Co disclosed in August, U.S. law enforcement officials said on Monday.Officials from the FBI and Secret Service told a news conference at the Financial Services Roundtable in Washington that authorities believe the attack was the work of cyber criminalsEarly news reports in August said that investigators feared the attack was conducted on behalf of the Russian government as retribution for economic sanctions imposed by the United States. ...

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On today's show, we're discussing a new, 17-mile-high way to scatter your loved one's ashes, how Robert Downey, Jr. ended up with a huge "Avengers" prop, and Lockheed Martin's progress on compact nuclear fusion.>

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One of the world's finest creators of comic book horror has teamed up with The Pokémon Company for a special "scary" collaboration.>

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc's iCloud storage and backup service in China was attacked by hackers trying to steal user credentials and other information, a cyber security blog charged on Monday, saying it believes the country's government is behind the campaign. Unknown "Chinese authorities" interposed their own website between users and Apple's iCloud, intercepting instructions and messages while the user believes he or she is communicating directly with Apple's site, Greatfire.org wrote in its blog post. ...

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It’s that time of the week again, and BGR is bringing you a roundup of the best new content on Netflix for your streaming pleasure. A lot of your time is wasted by looking around Netflix for something you haven’t seen yet, so this update will save you some precious ticks on the clock. MORE NETFLIX: Your guide to new titles on Netflix Instant this week: October 12th – October 18th ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ (2013) — Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth. Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem. A surprisingly better sequel to The Hunger Games that follows the

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The White House will co-host a November workshop exploring the use of robots to help minimize human contact with the fast-spreading virus.>

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A man lifts his cell phone in front of his face to take the perfect shot. And then, a YouTube-worthy calamity.>

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Audi put a big exclamation point on its self-driving technology — "piloted driving," as the company calls it — with an adrenaline-filled demonstration in Germany over the weekend. The car in question was a 560-horsepower RS7 rounding the course at Hockenheimring during the finale of this year's DTM season (DTM is a little bit like a German NASCAR, so the right audience was certainly on-hand for this sort of thing). The car was going full-out, guided through a combination of precision GPS and 3D cameras. ...

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By Marina Lopes WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When IBM Corp CEO Ginni Rometty was asked recently for her tips on how to transform companies, she spoke of "relentless reinvention" and not protecting the past. Applying those precepts to IBM is proving particularly tricky as many of the company's old-line businesses have already been shut down or sold, while the units that are supposed to push future growth, such as cloud and security, face stiff competition. Earlier on Monday, IBM reported a marked slowdown in business in September and abandoned its 2015 operating earnings target. ...

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SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp's new Chief Executive Satya Nadella has become one the technology industry's biggest earners, with a total compensation package worth $84.3 million this year, according to a document filed with securities regulators on Monday. The outsize number is mostly made up of the estimated value of certain one-time stock awards given to Nadella, who became the company's third CEO in February. Most of it Nadella cannot actually receive until 2019. The massive stock awards, valued at $79. ...

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