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Facebook Expands Its Tools For Measuring When Ads Lead To Online And Offline Sales

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Engineers create a temporary tattoo that tests blood sugar

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A painful prick of the fingertip reveals a mountain of medical information for many diabetes patients. But health professionals have long struggled to find a reliable and painless way to gather blood sugar measurements. Just last year, Google announced that it was developing contact lenses that measure glucose levels in its user’s tears. But now, nanoengineers may have found an even easier way for diabetes patients to monitor their vital levels: temporary tattoos.

Amay Bandodkar, a…

Hailing a taxi with UberT now cost $2 extra in New York City

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Uber has quietly added a $2 booking fee to its taxi-hailing feature, UberT — just in time for Christmas. Now any time a user books a ride using UberT (also known as UberTaxi), there’s an extra fee automatically tacked onto the bill

UberT allows users to hail non-Uber yellow or green boro cabs (the only ones you can legally hail on the street in non-Manhattan boroughs). This differs from UberX, which hails the company’s own non-limo drivers.

Hailing a taxi with UberT now cost $2 extra in New York City

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Uber has quietly added a $2 booking fee to its taxi-hailing feature, UberT — just in time for Christmas. Now any time a user books a ride using UberT (also known as UberTaxi), there’s an extra fee automatically tacked onto the bill

UberT allows users to hail non-Uber yellow or green boro cabs (the only ones you can legally hail on the street in non-Manhattan boroughs). This differs from UberX, which hails the company’s own non-limo drivers.

After nail-biting voting period, House passes $1.1T spending bill

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WASHINGTON — Republicans have muscled a $1.1 trillion bill financing government agencies through the House after President Barack Obama phoned Democratic lawmakers and urged them to back the measure.

The House approved the measure late Thursday by 219-206.

The compromise bill keeps agencies funded through next September.

Many conservatives opposed it because it did not block Obama’s recent executive actions on…

The Apple iPod lawsuit may get thrown out for not having a plaintiff

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The antitrust lawsuit being levied against Apple has hit a serious roadblock.

Attorneys for Apple contend that two women named as plaintiffs in the case surrounding the tech giant’s iPods did not own devices relevant to the lawsuit, according to BBC News.

Between 2007 and 2009, the lawsuit contends, Apple deliberately deleted songs from competing services from users’ iPods. An error message would prompt users to restore their iPods…

The Apple iPod lawsuit may get thrown out for not having a plaintiff

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The antitrust lawsuit being levied against Apple has hit a serious roadblock.

Attorneys for Apple contend that two women named as plaintiffs in the case surrounding the tech giant’s iPods did not own devices relevant to the lawsuit, according to BBC News.

Between 2007 and 2009, the lawsuit contends, Apple deliberately deleted songs from competing services from users’ iPods. An error message would prompt users to restore their iPods…

This wristband works with your heartbeat to pay for things

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We know that Apple Pay works with your fingerprint to verify payments, but another company has developed a wristband that uses a different part of the body: the human heart.

It’s called Nymi, and it’s a wristband that charts your “unique cardiac rhythm” to verify your identity. Bionym, the startup behind Nymi, is launching a pilot payment program for users to test out the bracelet as a way to pay for things. Think of it as a mobile payment, but it’s wearable.

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NASA’s MAVEN Approaches Mars After 10 Months and 442 Miles

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NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution orbiter (MAVEN) is approaching its destination over Mars. It’s the first spacecraft sent specifically to research the red planet’s upper atmosphere.

MAVEN left Earth on Nov. 18, 2013, on a mission to hunt for signs of oxygen and carbon dioxide, aiming to measure how the planet’s atmosphere interacts with the solar wind.

“These are important questions for understanding the…

Instagram Reveals Stunning Tech Behind Its New Hyperlapse App

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Instagram released a new app this week called Hyperlapse, an app that makes it simple for users to create seamless time-lapse videos on an iPhone or iPad.

Now, Instagram is offering a look at how the app was built from a technical perspective on the Instagram Engineering Blog.

One of Hyperlapse’s lead engineers, Alex Karpenko, describes how the team could successfully create time-lapses with a smartphone without needing a steadicam…