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Nigeria: Gay Activists Cyberattack Gov't Portal

Nigeria's Ministry of Information says it has defeated a cyberattack on its government website by foreign gay-rights activists.

A statement from press secretary Joseph Mutah says Thursday night's hacking of was traced to activists who have recently attacked other governments' sites in a proclaimed fight for gay rights.

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Newspaper: French Intelligence Spying on Emails, Phonecalls

French secret services intercept all communications in France, stocking telephone and computer data for years, daily newspaper Le Monde reported Thursday amid an international uproar over spying by the United States.

Government officials have not responded to Agence France Presse requests for comment on the Le Monde report, which said data from communications was being stored on a supercomputer at the headquarters of the DGSE intelligence service.

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Co-Founder: Apple Seeking 'Next Big Direction'

Apple is in a waiting period with the U.S. gadget giant seeking the "next big direction" almost two years after the death of its groundbreaking boss Steve Jobs, the company's co-founder Steve Wozniak said Thursday.

Wozniak, speaking at a forum in Mexico City, insisted that Apple remains a "great company" with its "own culture" and a collection of trademarks despite its leader's death.

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Announcing the Investment of 4 Major Funds in Zoomaal

It's here, the full A-Z crowdfunding solution for Arab based projects!

It has been a long journey for the Beirut based Zoomaal to launch after having faced regional concerns of money-laundering and funding terrorism.

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U.S. Researchers Make 'Bionic Ear' with 3-D Printer

With a 3-D printer, a petri dish and some cells from a cow, U.S. researchers are growing synthetic ears that can receive — and transmit — sound.

The Princeton University scientists send bovine cells mixed in a liquid gel through the printer, followed by tiny particles of silver. The printer is programmed to shape the material into a "bionic ear" and forms the silver particles into a coiled antenna. Like any antenna, this one can pick up radio signals that the ear will interpret as sound.

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Waze Could Lead Way to Israeli Internet Growth

The billion-dollar sale of navigation company Waze to Google may finally be putting Israel on the map as a major player in consumer Internet innovation.

Israel's high-tech sector has been dominated by firms that made products for other businesses, like computer chips or communications gear. But in recent years Internet and mobile companies have emerged as the majority of Israeli startups, and many have found success in the global market.

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Computer Mouse Inventor Dies at 88

Douglas Engelbart, who revolutionized computing by inventing the mouse, died in California on Tuesday at the age of 88, the institute bearing his name said Wednesday.

Born in Oregon, Engelbart studied electrical engineering and computer sciences in the 1950s before joining the Stanford Research Institute.

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China Court Hears Claim Apple's 'Siri' is a Copycat

A case against US technology giant Apple brought by a Chinese firm for alleged patent infringement in its digital personal assistant "Siri" has begun in a Shanghai court, state media said Wednesday.

Lawyers representing Apple and Zhizhen Network Technology Co. on Tuesday argued over the technical specifications of Siri and the Chinese company's "Xiao i Robot" product, reports said.

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Honda's Robot Museum Guide not Yet a People Person

Honda Motor Co.'s walking, talking interactive robot is running into glitches in its new job as a museum guide in Tokyo.

The bubble-headed Asimo machine had problems telling the difference between people raising their hands to ask questions and those aiming their smartphones to take photos at the Miraikan science museum.

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Yahoo Buys Startup Behind Smartphone Movie App

Yahoo on Tuesday announced it has bought a startup behind a smartphone movie application, extending a shopping spree launched after Marissa Mayer became chief of the Internet pioneer a year ago.

Yahoo did not reveal how much it paid for Qwiki, the New York operation behind an application that converts video and pictures on iPhones into sharable movie clips complete with music soundtracks.

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