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911 Will Accept Multimedia Alerts

911 Will Accept Multimedia Alerts
Reporting an injury, disaster or threat is no longer limited to stating your name, address and the nature of the emergency; the 911 emergency response system will soon be adopting a more visual element.

The Next Big Idea in Evaluating Innovations

The Next Big Idea in Evaluating Innovations
Research and development projects are difficult for companies to quantify because the potential benefits are almost always unpredictable. ProGrid's evaluation enables companies to compare intangible assets on both the merits of the innovation and the business potential.

Blackberry Service Aided London Rioters

Blackberry Service Aided London Rioters
The London riots are thought to have been organized through a free Blackberry messaging service, according to various news reports. Blackberry Messenger allows users to transmit messages to individuals or groups though the use of PINs.

Adultery Website Boasts 10 Million Members

Adultery Website Boasts 10 Million Members
Affairs are apparently in vogue, as evidenced by the extramarital dating site AshleyMadison.com, which now boasts 10 million members. The majority of the site’s users are men.

Sun Releases Largest Solar Flare in Years

Sun Releases Largest Solar Flare in Years
On Tuesday an extremely large solar flare rocketed from the sun. NASA has classified the flare to be a class X6.9, one of the largest solar flares in over four years.

Verizon Landline Workers Go on Strike

Verizon Landline Workers Go on Strike
In a faceoff to rival the debt ceiling debacle, 45,000 of Verizon Communication Inc.’s landline workers went on strike Sunday, after failed negotiations regarding pensions caused their contracts to expire at midnight on Saturday. The negotiations began on June 22.

Gunman Scare at Virginia Tech Prompts Quick Reaction

Gunman Scare at Virginia Tech Prompts Quick Reaction
In a scene reminiscent of the tragic school shooting in 2007 that left 33 dead, police were once again called to the campus of Virginia Tech to respond to a gunman sighting by three female students attending summer school. The offender was described as a tall white male in a blue shirt, gray shorts and brown shoes.

U.S. Attacked by Hackers

U.S. Attacked by Hackers
Computer security agency McAfee uncovered a five-year hacking plot, of which the United States was the main target, on Tuesday. The hacking operative, called “Operation Shady RAT,” has been traced back to a lone agent in China and was used to uncover confidential U.S. information.

Controversial BU Study Retracted

Controversial BU Study Retracted
Authors of a Boston University study have retracted their findings after identifying specific genes linked to individuals living to be 100 years of age or older.

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