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Despite a new survey showing two thirds of people support a 'soft' opt-out organ donation system, the government is directing resources to raising awareness of organ donation.Since the death of avid Honiton campaigner Kirstie Tancock, 27, who received two double lung transplants in her short life, public support has been flooding in to support Kirstie's Law which is calling for a new opt out system law in England. The Echo needs just 150 more people to pledge their support online to reach its...
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Google Glass may have failed, but it seems Google isn't giving up. The firm received a patent for a baseball cap with a video camera mounted on the brim that uploads content to social media sites.
Open Culture
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His latest project, The Passenger , includes a character who is a Los Alamos physicist. But what about another, surprisingly out-of-the-blue editorial job he took on in 1996? Before he applied his austerities to Krauss and Randall’s work, he received an article from theoretical economist and friend W. Brian Arthur . The piece, scheduled to be published in the Harvard Business Review , was titledIncreasing Returns and the New World of Business .” After mailing McCarthy the article, Arthur called and asked him how he liked it. “There was a silence on the line,” he tells Rick Tetzeli in an interview for Fast Company , “and then he said, ‘Would you be interested in some editorial help on that?’” The two spent four hours going over the writing. “Let’s say the piece was better for all the hours Cormac and I spent poring over every sentence,” Arthur says, noting that his editor called in a “slight panic” after hearing about the collaboration.
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Windows Blog
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Michael Fortin is the CVP of Windows and Devices Group Core Quality and John Cable is the Director of Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery Customers continue to tell us that they want the best possible experience including the latest features, apps, and security capabilities when they use their Windows 10 devices. We designed Windows 10 to automatically keep devices up to date with the latest updates. Since we released the first version of Windows 10 we've received a lot of great feedback from customers about the way we deliver and install updates. You have also shared your thoughts on how we can make the installation of the next Windows feature update, the Creators Update , a more seamless and user controlled experience. We know this is especially important because installing updates is important for keeping your device more secure, and allows you to enjoy the latest innovation Windows 10 has to offer, free for the supported lifetime of the device.
Breitbart News
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Wednesday on ABCs Good Morning America, Vice President Mike Pence reiterated President Donald Trumps pledge to have Mexico pay for his proposed border wall, which Pence said was one of the elements prioritized by candidate Trump during the campaign. According to Pence, Trump advanced his priorities, including the border wall, in Tuesday nights address to a joint session of Congress and that he argued was why the address was so well received. The president laid out his priorities, Pence said. One of the things people saw last night is that the candidate Donald Trump, is the president Donald Trump and he spoke about those priorities. Were going to build a wall. Were going to enforce the laws of this country. He didnt say Mexico would pay for it, Stephanopoulos interjected.
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TIME - Top Stories
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President Trump has delayed the announcement of a new version of his travel ban , after his first address to Congress was warmly received. The new travel ban was due to be signed Wednesday but some thought it would have distracted from the well-received speech, CNN reports. We want the (executive order) to have its own moment,' a White House official told CNN. The original travel ban barred citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. It was suspended by a federal judge after a lawsuit from Washington state and Minnesota, which alleged that it amounted to religious discrimination. White House policy adviser Stephen Miller has said the new ban will address some of the very technical issues brought up by the court, but will have the same basic policy outcome. The Associated Press reported that Iraq may be dropped from the list of seven countries, Syrian refugees will no longer be barred indefinitely and the ban will no longer have an explicit exemption for religious minorities, which critics had argued was designed to prioritize Christians while excluding Muslims.
Voice Of America
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The original order caused chaos at airports as travelers, including legal permanent residents known as green card holders, were temporarily prevented from entering the country. Pence said the revised order "should be out within the next few days." The administration has said the new order may exclude permanent residents, which would make it more difficult for opponents to challenge it. A White House source had previously said the new order was likely to be signed on Wednesday, but a senior administration official told CNN the signing was delayed to prevent undercutting the favorable reaction Trump expected to receive after delivering his first address to Congress. Trump addressed a joint session of Congress Tuesday night, and his speech generally has been well received.
Voice Of America
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Late last year, the United Nations vowed to intensify the fight against a deadly cholera outbreak its peacekeepers inadvertently carried to Haiti. To date, however, it has raised just a small fraction of the estimated $400 million needed over the next two years to wage that campaign, according to a letter from the new secretary-general. “The voluntary contributions that have been received are not yet sufficient and constitute only 2 percent of the amount," Antonio Guterres wrote in the letter sent last week to permanent representatives of the international body. That would mean about $8 million. The letter said that as of February 8, five member states - Chile, France, India, Liechtenstein and South Korea - collectively had pledged almost $2 million to a U.N. multi-partner trust fund. Outside of that fund, Japan has promised $2.6 million and Canada has committed about $6 million.
Vanity Fair
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After his well-received speech to Congress, the president decided to push back the rollout of his revised executive order on immigration.
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Hackaday
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So a signal coming from a satellite on the horizon will be affected more than from a satellite directly overhead. This type of interference is constantly changing and introduces an unavoidable margin of error in positioning up to 10 meters. RTK and Differential GPS Diagram via Penn State GEOG862 Now that we know how GPS works and its fundamental limitations, we can understand how to remove those limitations to obtain a higher level of positioning accuracy. This can be done with the introduction of a second fixed receiver. Fixed meaning it doesn't move and its location in known exactly. The mobile receiver (the one that needs positioning) must be relatively close to the fixed receiver, so the two receivers can compare signals from the same GPS satellite and then talk to each other about it. The fixed receiver looks at the GPS signal received, and then looks at the signal received from the mobile receiver.
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Game's Horizon PS4 bundle alone was 270 last week, so this is a remarkable reduction and improvement. View this PS4 deal: PS4 Slim with Horizon: Zero Dawn, 90-day PS Plus, Now TV and extra controller 229.99 @ Game White PS4 Slim | Horizon: Zero Dawn | extra controller | 229.99 @ Amazon Horizon: Zero Dawn has received some incredibly high scores and is looking like the latest killer app for the PS4. We're surprised to see a bundle with the game this cheap though. Get the new console, the game and an extra DualShock 4 for less than most stores are charging for the PS4 on its own. View this PS4 deal: White PS4 Slim, Horizon: Zero Dawn and extra controller - 229.99 @ Amazon Black PS4 Slim | Horizon: Zero Dawn | extra controller | 199.99 @ Amazon If you're not bothered about the newer white version of the PS4 Slim, then you can save 30 by opting for the original black model with this Amazon PS4 deal.
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Target this week instructed its stores to return a number of iPhone SE models to Apple by March 1, according to a company memo obtained by MacRumors . iPhone SE devices that are to be returned include six unlocked 16GB and 64GB models in Gold, Silver, Rose Gold, and Space Gray, and two Sprint models. An anonymous employee informed us that her Target store had not received iPhone SE stock since before the iPhone 7 was announced in September 2016. While there are many possible reasons for Target to send back iPhone SE stock, including poor sales of select models, the move comes just days or weeks before Apple's rumored March event , where a 128GB iPhone SE may be announced. Perhaps other hardware changes could be unveiled as well. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said an iPhone SE refresh is unlikely in the first half of this year, however, so fans of Apple's lower-priced smartphone shouldn't set their hopes too high about a second-generation model.
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He added: "It’s clear this video is a reflection of me - and the criticism we’ve received is a stark reminder that I must fundamentally change as a leader and grow up. This is the first time I’ve been willing to admit that I need leadership help and I intend to get it.” The video is the latest in a series of challenges and embarrassments for the taxi service. Last week, Google owner Alphabet Inc's (NASDAQ:GOOG) self-driving vehicle unit Waymo sued Uber for allegedly stealing designs related to autonomous vehicles, a claim that Uber has denied. Uber also is investigating allegations of sexual harassment in its own organisation. Earlier this month, a female former engineer at Uber said in a widely read blog post that managers and human resources officers at the company had not punished her manager after she reported his unwanted sexual advances, and even threatened her with a poor performance review.
Mashable
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Another day, another string of Twitter updates aimed at curbing abuse and harassment. The company just detailed a new set of changes to reduce harassment on its platform. Among them: users who report abusive tweets and accounts will finally get some feedback on their reports. SEE ALSO: Inside Twitter's decision to keep Periscope and abandon everything else That feedback will take two forms: users will first see a notification confirming their report is received, then they'll see a followup notification if Twitter decided to take action as a result of their report. If Twitter doesn't take action, you won't see an additional update after your report is received. Read more... More about Twitter Abuse , Twitter , Apps And Software , Tech , and Tech
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PUTRAJAYA: A teacher tried to commit suicide by attempting to jump from the balcony next to his fourth floor classroom at a secondary school here today morning. A spokesperson for the Putrajaya Fire and Rescue Department said the department was alerted to the incident at about 10am. "The 30-year-old male teacher is believed to have health issues and undergone treatment for. "He tried to jump from the building during the class session. "The teacher's colleague, who was at the scene, managed to calm him down and foil his attempt. "Rescuers were prepared at the fourth floor, as we feared that the teacher would act aggressively," he said. He said the teacher was brought to a meeting room in the school and received preliminary treatment. Medical personnel later took him to the Putrajaya Hospital for further assessment. Putrajaya district police chief ACP Rosly Hassan confirmed the incident and said police had a joint operation with the fire and rescue personnel to save the teacher.