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Philips Electronics to appeal ruling in $467 million patent lawsuit

The logo of Philips is seen at the company's entrance in Brussels(Reuters) - Dutch healthcare equipment company Philips said on Thursday it would appeal against a U.S court ruling ordering it to pay $466.8 million in compensation to Masimo Corp for infringing two patents. The patents related to technology used to help measure blood oxygen and track pulse rates. "We are very disappointed in the verdict of the jury and surprised by the magnitude of the proposed award," Philips Chief Executive Officer Frans van Houten said. "Philips intends to pursue all avenues of appeal of this verdict at both the District and Appellate courts in the US. ...


Rocket Internet drops 14 percent in stock market debut

Visitors stand in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchangeFRANKFURT (Reuters) - Investors gave Rocket Internet, the global e-commerce investor, a chilly welcome to the Frankfurt stock exchange on Thursday letting its shares drop up to 14 percent. Shares in the Berlin-based company started trading at the offer price of 42.50 but fell to 36.66 euros after a few minutes. By 0805 GMT, the shares were down 2.6 percent at 41.40 euros. With expected gross proceeds of 1.4 billion euros ($1.8 bln) excluding a greenshoe option, it is Europe's largest internet IPO since 2000, which marked the peak of the dotcom bubble. ...


Orange CEO confirms to offer Netflix from November

An illustration photo shows the logo of Netflix the American provider of on-demand Internet streaming media in ParisPARIS (Reuters) - Orange Chief Executive Stephane Richard confirmed on Thursday that the French telecom group planned to offer the Netflix video streaming service on its set-top boxes from November. Richard did not give any more details of the agreement. (Reporting by Gwenaelle Barzic; Editing by Andrew Callus)


Ad agency Publicis holds on to key Samsung contract: source

A woman walks past an advertisement promoting Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S5 smartphone in SeoulPARIS (Reuters) - Advertising agency Publicis has kept hold of a major contract with Samsung Electronics after the South Korean smartphone and television maker put its accounts under review, said a person familiar with the matter. Publicis-owned Starcom will buy advertising space for Samsung, Leo Burnett will handle the creation of ads, digital agency Rosetta will handle on-line marketing, and DBH will handle additional functions. "Publicis is the big winner. ...


Amazon to sell packaged food and beverages in India: Economic Times

A just-delivered Amazon box is seen on a counter in Golden, Colorado(Reuters) - Online retailer Amazon.com Inc plans to sell packaged food and beverages in India from mid-October, the Economic Times reported, citing a person familiar with the matter. Amazon, which has already started accepting bookings for Coco-Cola Zero - the beverage's low-calorie variant, will eventually start selling fresh food in India, the ET said. (http://bit.ly/1BAIAtJ) Amazon is already in talks with brands like Kelloggs and Cornitos, the paper said. Amazon India did not immediately respond to a request for comment. ...


Starboard offers to take RealD private for $12 per share

Jeff Smith, CEO of Starboard Value, L.P., speaks at a panel discussion at the SALT conference in Las Vegas(Reuters) - Activist investor Starboard Value LP said on Wednesday it had offered to acquire the remaining shares in RealD Inc RLD.N after raising its stake in the 3D technology licensor. Starboard offered $12 per share in cash, a premium of 29 percent to RealD stock price as of Wednesday close, valuing the company at about $540 million. RealD said in an emailed statement that it would review the offer. RealD's shares rose as much as 26.7 percent in extended trading. ...


Tweetbot now does justice to Twitter on your iPhone 6

Tweetbot now does justice to Twitter on your iPhone 6


Gov't website for doc payments not up to snuff

This image provided by the Department of Health and Humans Services shows the Open Payments page of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. They’re calling it "Open Payments," but the government’s new website doesn’t make it easy to find out whether your doctor is getting freebies, travel or other financial benefits from drug companies and medical device manufacturers. For now, the website lacks a "Find Your Doctor" button. (AP Photo/HHS)WASHINGTON (AP) — Although it's called "Open Payments," the government's new website doesn't make it easy to find out whether your doctor is getting freebies, travel or other financial benefits from drug companies and medical device manufacturers.


Apple's new iCloud tool can show if a used iPhone is stolen

Apple's new iCloud tool can show if a used iPhone is stolen


Hexoskin's new wearable is a smart shirt for exercise buffs

Hexoskin's new wearable is a smart shirt for exercise buffs


PS Vita gets a little more custom with new system icons, music and themes

PS Vita gets a little more custom with new system icons, music and themes


Police-boosted parental control app is a privacy mess, says report

carousel - Computer Virus, Magnifying glass showing word VIRUS in software code , Computer Bug, Magnifying Glass, Computer, Medical Scan, Computer Software, Discovery, Computer Language, Binary CodeSo-called Internet safety software ComputerCop, often given to families for free by their local police departments, puts children and personal data at risk, a new report alleges.>


Firm says phone apps spy on Hong Kong protesters
HONG KONG (AP) — The Chinese government might be using smartphone apps to spy on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, a U.S. security firm says.
Civilization: Beyond Earth trailer marks a new beginning for civilization

Civilization: Beyond Earth trailer marks a new beginning for civilizationA 10-minute gameplay trailer for Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth has hit, and it looks like the space-age take on the classic series makes some interesting changes to the formula.>


Microsoft's new NFL ads for Xbox are very funny

Microsoft's new NFL ads for Xbox are very funny"Very funny" and "NFL" haven't really gone together lately. Microsoft tries to change that.>


Vertu Aster is a luxury smartphone with 'mid-tier' price, top-tier specs

Vertu Aster is a luxury smartphone with 'mid-tier' price, top-tier specs


Four new Adam Sandler movies are coming exclusively to Netflix

Four new Adam Sandler movies are coming exclusively to NetflixNetflix is betting big on Billy Madison. The company has announced it's signed a deal with actor Adam Sandler that'll see him produce and star in four feature-length films set to premiere exclusively on Netflix. Sandler's Happy Madison Productions and Netflix will work together on each project, according to a press release issued this evening. Neither side is discussing numbers, so we don't yet know how much Netflix has committed to its collaboration with Sandler.


Netflix is the exclusive home for four new Adam Sandler movies

Netflix is the exclusive home for four new Adam Sandler movies


'Duke Nukem 3D' and leaked Yahoo passwords pass for art at this gallery

'Duke Nukem 3D' and leaked Yahoo passwords pass for art at this gallery


Jimmy Kimmel tops McAfee's list of 'most dangerous celebrities'

Jimmy Kimmel tops McAfee's list of 'most dangerous celebrities'In the firm's annual report on the celebrity names most likely to lead to virus-laden pages from Web searches, the late-night host beats out Chelsea Handler and Bruce Springsteen.>


Next year's Hondas will have Tegra and Android inside

Next year's Hondas will have Tegra and Android inside


Engadget Daily: Windows 10 preview, the deal with vape modding and more!

Engadget Daily: Windows 10 preview, the deal with vape modding and more!


For Jony Ive, the Apple Watch is all about the tiny ‘fantastic’ details

For Jony Ive, the Apple Watch is all about the tiny ‘fantastic’ detailsApple isn’t ready to sell you a brand new Apple Watch just yet, but the company is certainly interested in making you want to buy one. In addition to showing the device in Paris in celebration of Fashion Week, Apple also allowed fashion magazine Vogue to write an ample Jony Ive profile, providing the publication access to its top designer. Most importantly, Apple offered the magazine access to the unannounced device weeks ahead of the actual iPhone 6 event where the Watch was unveiled, although Vogue only published its interview on Wednesday, almost a month after the Watch was first introduced to the world. FROM EARLIER: Publication says Apple has banned it from official events over ‘Bendgate’ coverage The magazine’s Ive profile follows a similar Apple profile


Verizon's new FiOS deal will let you watch Comedy Central away from home

Verizon's new FiOS deal will let you watch Comedy Central away from home


Big U.S. wireless carriers, Dish plan bids in airwaves auction

A Verizon wireless store in Del Mar CaliforniaBy Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three of the four largest U.S. wireless carriers and satellite provider Dish Network Corp plan to bid in the Federal Communications Commission's November auction of airwaves, according to initial applications released on Wednesday. As expected, the largest U.S. wireless carrier Verizon Communications Inc, No. 2 AT&T Inc, No. 4 T-Mobile US Inc and Dish appeared to be the largest companies to indicate an interest in bidding in the upcoming auction of frequencies known as AWS-3. ...


'Man in the Moon' gets a new origin story

'Man in the Moon' gets a new origin storyMany have assumed the craters roughly forming the shape of a human face on the moon's surface were formed by space rocks, but new research supports the claim that it came from within our only natural satellite.>


Tesla will unveil new car and 'something else' on October 9th

Tesla will unveil new car and 'something else' on October 9thA week from now, Elon Musk's Tesla is going to join in the new-car fun by unveiling "the D and something else." That's presumably in reference to a new Model D that would join the current Model S and X options on offer from Tesla. As to the "something else" portion of Musk's teaser, your guess is as good as ours — it could be an upgrade to existing Teslas, an even more advanced infotainment system, or an electric bike to go along with the company's all-electric cars. One thing's for sure, though: it probably won't be a hydrogen car.


Elon Musk teases Tesla 'D' unveiling on October 9th

Elon Musk teases Tesla 'D' unveiling on October 9th


Is this why Microsoft named it Windows 10?

Windows 10Seemingly everyone on the Net has a theory as to why Microsoft skipped the name "Windows 9" and jumped to 10. Here's one explanation that actually makes sense.>


Rumor calls out Windows 95 as the reason Microsoft skipped version 9

Rumor calls out Windows 95 as the reason Microsoft skipped version 9


Apple iPhone 6 teardown: Design changes make device easier to repair

Apple iPhone 6 teardown: Design changes make device easier to repairBill Detwiler cracks open the iPhone 6, explores the internal hardware, and explains how Apple made the phone easier to repair.>


Pokémon finally launches on iOS, kind of

The Pokémon CompanyAn official Pokémon game has finally arrived for mobile, but it's not quite what fans have been asking for: it's a digital trading card game.>


Sophisticated malware already spying on Hong Kong protesters’ iOS and Android phones

Sophisticated malware already spying on Hong Kong protesters’ iOS and Android phonesWhenever mobile malware comes up, the usual reports detail new malicious apps that are found to affect Android, while iOS remains largely unaffected by such programs. However, The New York Times now says that security researchers have discovered a sophisticated malware attack that’s currently spreading in Hong Kong between Occupy Central protesters, and which is able to infect and then spy upon both Android and iOS devices. It’s not clear who’s behind the malware app, but the Chinese government is believed to be involved, as it tries to censor the current pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Furthermore, it’s not clear how many devices have been compromised, but previous similar attacks have infected one in 10 handsets that received a message prompting


Engadget Live hits Los Angeles this Friday!

Engadget Live hits Los Angeles this Friday!



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ER sent Ebola patient home on first visit

A man walks up the stairway leading to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. A patient in the hospital is showing signs of the Ebola virus and is being kept in strict isolation with test results pending, hospital officials said Monday. (AP Photo/LM Otero)A Texas hospital released the man even though he said he was from Ebola-ravaged Liberia.


China warns of chaos if Hong Kong protests persist

An aerial view shows a thinned crowd of pro-democracy student protesters continuing to occupy the streets around the government complex in Hong Kong, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Raising the stakes in their standoff with the authorities, Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters threatened to occupy key government buildings unless the territory's top official resigns by the end of the day Thursday. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)HONG KONG (AP) — China's ruling party mouthpiece warned of "chaos" and expressed strong support for Hong Kong's embattled leader in his face-off with pro-democracy protesters who have threatened to occupy government offices unless he steps down by the end of Thursday.


History fight coming to a head in suburban Denver

In this Sept. 23, 2014 photo, protesting Pamona High School students, left to right, Ciana Vrtikapa, Tori Suyak, and Becca Ferris engage with passing motorists in a busy intersection near their school, during a multi-school protest against a Jefferson County School Board proposal to emphasize patriotism and downplay civil unrest in the teaching of U.S. history, in Arvada, Colo. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — A fight in Colorado over how United States history is taught is coming to a head in suburban Denver on Thursday with students and teachers expected to pack a school board meeting where the controversial changes could face a vote.


W.H. fence-jumping suspect pleads not guilty

This courtroom artist rendering shows U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson, left, presiding during Omar J. Gonzalez's , center, case in court in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Gonzalez, accused of jumping a fence at the White House pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he ran into the presidential mansion while carrying a knife. (AP Photo/Dana Verkouteren)A man accused of jumping a fence at the White House pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he ran into the presidential mansion while carrying a knife.


The reporter behind Secret Service chief's ouster

Details Of Presidential Security Breaches EvolveBehind the shocking revelations of incompetence and unprofessionalism that rocked the Secret Service this week is a longtime reporter who's been diligently uncovering the agency's secrets for years.


Mexico catches drug lord in tourist haunt

Hector Beltran Leyva, leader of the Beltran Leyva's drug cartel, is led away after a press conference in Mexico City, on October 1, 2014Mexico City (AFP) - Soldiers captured one of Mexico's most-wanted drug barons in a restaurant in a colonial town popular with American tourists and retirees.


U.S. Secret Service director resigns

Secret Service Director Julia PiersonThe recent break-in at the White House created insurmountable heat for Julia Pierson.


Texas Ebola patient had contact with kids

Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC, August 21, 2014Texas Gov. Rick Perry says school-aged children are being monitored for symptoms.


Prosecutor to seek death penalty in beheading

In this Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 photo provided by the Cleveland County, Okla., Sheriff's Department, Alton Nolen is pictured in a booking photo. Nolen has been charged with murder in the first degree in the death of Colleen Hufford, in Moore, Okla. (AP Photo/Cleveland County Sheriff's Department)NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma prosecutor said Wednesday he will seek the execution of a man accused of beheading a co-worker in a fit of rage after being suspended from his job at a food processing plant.


Dallas Ebola patient vomited outside apartment on way to hospital

A general view of The Ivy Apartments in DallasBy Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - Two days after he was sent home from a Dallas hospital, the man who is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States was seen vomiting on the ground outside an apartment complex as he was bundled into an ambulance. The Dallas Ebola case, involving a man who flew back to the United States last month from Liberia, has prompted national concern over the potential for a wider spread of the deadly virus from West Africa, where at least 3,338 people have died in the worst outbreak on record. U.S. ...


Exclusive: U.S. nears solution for safe disposal of Ebola waste

General view of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in DallasBy Patrick Rucker and Julie Steenhuysen WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The United States is days away from settling the critical question of how hospitals should handle and dispose of medical waste from Ebola patients, a government official said on Wednesday. Experts have warned that conflicting U.S. regulations over how such waste should be transported could make it very difficult for U.S. hospitals to safely care for patients with Ebola, a messy disease that causes diarrhea, vomiting and in some cases, bleeding from the eyes and ears. ...


Obama seeks to restore trust with disappointed Latinos

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during his meeting with India's PM Narendra Modi at the White House in WashingtonBy Richard Cowan and Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After enraging Latino voters last month by delaying promised immigration reforms, President Barack Obama is expected to assure Hispanic-American lawmakers on Thursday that he is on their side and help is on the way. Obama, who for the past two years missed the annual gala held by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, will return to the group and reiterate his ongoing commitment to immigration reform, according to a White House official. ...


Texas girl kidnapped 12 years ago at age 4 found alive in Mexico

Sabrina AllenAn Austin, Texas, girl abducted 12 years ago has been found in Mexico, law enforcement officials say.


US, India to Team Up on Mars Exploration

US, India to Team Up on Mars ExplorationIndia's recent Mars success appears to have turned some heads. NASA and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will investigate ways to collaborate on future missions to Mars, officials said Tuesday (Sept. 30). The announcement comes just one week after India put its first-ever Mars probe in orbit around the Red Planet, becoming just the fourth entity — after the United States, the Soviet Union and the European Space Agency — to do so. NASA and ISRO also signed an agreement Tuesday that lays out their respective roles on the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) mission, which is scheduled to launch to Earth orbit in 2020 to study the consequences of climate change on a fine scale.


UN loses first staffer to virus outbreak

Photos of the day - October 1, 2014"Probable Ebola" strikes member of international organization in Liberia.


Nationality trumps race in sentencing gap

Gascon offers solution to reduce prison overcrowdingStudy after study has shown that black men do more time in jail than white men who commit similar crimes — an entrenched racial disparity in the nation’s justice system that Attorney General Eric Holder has decried as “shameful” and unacceptable.


No country for old men, or women: Afghanistan

In this Tuesday, March 19, 2013 file photo, a man sits among the debris of a destroyed school in the village of Budyali, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. A global index reflecting economic security, health and other factors released Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 ranks Norway and Sweden with the highest level of well-being for older people. Of the 96 nations in the index, Afghanistan ranked last. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Afghanistan is the worst country to live in as an older person, an annual index on the wellbeing of the elderly showed on Wednesday. The Asian country was ranked bottom for the second consecutive year in HelpAge International's Global AgeWatch Index, its health situation in particular the poorest in the world. Norway topped the index - up one place from last year - followed by Sweden, Switzerland, Canada and Germany, all of which remained in the top 10. ...


'Not comfortable' with Secret Service chief in job

Secret Service Director Julia PiersonSenior Democratic lawmaker wants Julia Pierson to leave after series of presidential security breaches.


Rhode Island child dies of infection related to Enterovirus D68

2 cases of enterovirus confirmed in Los Angeles CountyBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - A Rhode Island child hospitalized with Enterovirus D68 has died of a bacterial infection, in what state public health officials described on Wednesday as an unusual and dangerous combination. The child, a 10-year-old girl who was not named, died last week as a result of a staphylococcus aureus sepsis alongside the respiratory virus, the Rhode Island Department of Health said in a statement, calling it a "very rare combination that can cause very severe illness in children and adults. ...


Corruption allegations deep-freeze Greenland's government

Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary arrive with their children on a boat in NuukBy Teis Jensen COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Three Greenlandic ministers stepped down from the government on Wednesday to press Prime Minister Aleqa Hammond to quit after she was accused of misuse of state money on private flights and hotels for family members. Hammond, premier since April last year, temporarily left office on Tuesday to wait for the results of an inquiry into her use of state funds, naming Kim Kielsen as her acting head of government. ...


Florida cop on leave after using stun gun on 62-year-old woman

Raw: Fla Officer Investigated for Stun Gun UseTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal affairs investigation after he fired a stun gun into a 61-year-old woman's back during an arrest in a Tallahassee neighborhood.


700-year-old tomb may decide Turkey's role in IS fight

Tomb of Suleyman ShahBy Dasha Afanasieva and Selin Bucak ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A vow to defend the 700-year-old tomb of Suleyman Shah, grandfather of the founder of the Ottoman Empire, in a Turkish enclave in northern Syria could decide Turkey's role in the military campaign against Islamic State. Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said on Tuesday that the militants were advancing on the white stone mausoleum, guarded by several dozen Turkish soldiers and perched on a manicured lawn under a Turkish flag on the banks of the Euphrates. ...


NYC teacher at elite school faces multiple sex charges

Brooklyn teacher indicted on charges of sex crimes against studentsNEW YORK (AP) — A teacher at an elite New York City high school already accused of sending an indecent photo to a student is now facing an additional 36-count indictment alleging he victimized six others.


U.S. experts hunt for Ebola exposure after first case

CDC Director, Dr. Thomas Frieden, speaks at the CDC headquarters in AtlantaBy Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Health experts are monitoring "a handful" of people who were potentially exposed to Ebola through physical contact with the first patient diagnosed with the deadly virus in the United States, the top U.S. public health official said on Wednesday. Health officials confirmed the first case of the virus in the country on Tuesday, when a man who flew from Liberia to Texas tested positive for Ebola, which has killed more than 3,000 people in three countries in West Africa. ...


Two Colorados, two visions, one tight race

Gov. John HickenlooperNo one expected the 2014 Colorado governor's race to be tight — or even much of a race. Now the contest between Gov. John Hickenlooper and former dairy farmer, community banker, and Congressman Bob Beauprez is a textbook tossup.



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