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Satya Nadella Unveils New Initiative for Ebola Research



Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella seems like an unlikely player in the fight against Ebola

But Microsoft’s top executive unveiled a new Azure-powered research initiative aimed at furthering Ebola research along with other updates to its cloud platforms during a press event in San Francisco on Monday.

During the enterprise-focused event, Nadella again reiterated Microsoft’s commitment to being “cloud first and mobile first,” which has become the CEO’s…

Got a Symptom? The Google Doctor Will See You Now



It seems Google is trying to bring an end to all the fake “diagnoses” resulting from folks searching for their symptoms and arriving at the wrong conclusions — or at least alleviate the problem

An image posted to Reddit shows a Google search for knee pain, and an option for the user to video chat with a doctor about their symptoms.

The company has now confirmed to several outlets that it’s a new feature Google is trying…

Dallas Ebola Patient Is Dead



The first man to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States has died, Texas health officials announced Wednesday morning.

“It is with profound sadness and heartfelt disappointment that we must inform you of the death of Thomas Eric Duncan this morning at 7:51 a.m. Mr. Duncan succumbed to an insidious disease, Ebola,” officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas said in a Facebook statement. “He fought courageously in this battle. Our professionals, the doctors and nurses in the…

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Australia Approves Airstrikes Against ISIS



Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced on Friday that Australia will conduct airstrikes, and deploy special forces troops to help fight Islamic State militants in Iraq.

Abbott said in a press conference that Australian troops will join U.S.-led coalition forces to support the Iraqi government in its fight against ISIS. “Only Iraq can defeat ISIL, but Iraq shouldn’t be alone,” he said. “And as far as Australia and our allies are concerned, Iraq won’t be alone.”

See also: How ISIS…

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How Developers Should Adapt to Apple Watch



In our latest Ask a Dev video, iOS architect Kevin Harwood discusses what the Apple Watch means for developers

Apple finally unveiled in early September that its long-rumored wearable will be available in 2015. They also confirmed it will run on its own custom operating system, Watch OS. While there are still a lot of unanswered questions for developers out there, we have a decent understanding of what the device is and how people will interact with it

No, the iPhone 6 Doesn’t Play High-Res Audio… Yet



Apple may love music, but true love goes just so far. Tim Cook made no mention of support for high-res audio — that is, sound that goes beyond CD quality — when he unveiled the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus earlier this month.

The push for high-res audio (sometimes called HD audio) got a big boost recently after Neil Young struck Kickstarter gold with his PonoPlayer project — essentially an iPod that plays high-res music. Given Apple’s close ties with the music industry, its recent acquisition

Australia Amps Up Security at Parliament House Due to Terror Threat



Australian authorities have amped up security at Parliament House on the heels of a massive anti-terror operation that consisted of multiple raids in Sydney and Brisbane early Thursday.

The Australian Federal Police are to take over security inside and outside Parliament House in Canberra, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Friday, adding the government building could be a target of a terror attack after authorities heard the location “specifically mentioned” by terrorist support networks,…

Arab States Reportedly Offer to Conduct Airstrikes in Battle Against ISIS



Several unnamed Arab countries are willing to conduct airstrikes against the Islamic State in conjunction with the United States, Britain and other countries, according to a report published Sunday.

The addition of Arab military support to the coalition would be a major boost for the Obama administration’s efforts to form a wide coalition, and to convince Arab states that it is in their best interest to fight against the extremist group that now controls a swath of Syrian and Iraqi territory…

Google-Backed Nonprofit Startups Tackle World’s Toughest Problems



Don’t say the tech world never did anything for the greater good.

Amid the general Bay Area furor over tech shuttles and rapid gentrification, there are plenty in the industry who are paying it forward. Many of them were at Google’s San Francisco offices Wednesday night to support the first cohort of five nonprofit startups from the accelerator program Fast Forward.

The accelerator’s aim is to provide support and mentorship for emerging companies that improve the world in some way. “We do…

Google Offering $100,000 in Cloud Platform Credits for Startups



Google announced a program on Friday that offers $100,000 in cloud platform credits for one year in addition to 24/7 tech support for qualifying startups.

The initiative, which Google introduced at the Google for Entrepreneurs Global Partner Summit, is available for startups around the world “through top incubators, accelerators and investors.” Google is working with more than 50 partners to provide the offer to startups that are younger than five years old and have less than $500,000 in…