Here’s Everything Google Announced Today

Wired News - Tue, 04/10/2016 - 6:33pm
In a 100-minute event on Tuesday, the company unveiled an entire line of products made not by hardware partners, but by Google's own in-house product teams. The post Here's Everything Google Announced Today appeared first on WIRED.
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Outage Knocks Out All Major Phone Providers On the East Coast

Slashdot - Tue, 04/10/2016 - 6:22pm
Every major phone carrier experience outages on United States' east coast this morning at around 11am local time. The outage lasted for about 45 minutes. DownDetector, which monitors outages of services, confirmed AT&T, Verizon, Charter Spectrum, Comcast, Sprint, Time Warner Cable, US Cellular, and Vonage among others were affected. From a DailyDot report: T-Mobile CEO John Legare tweeted about the incident, pointing to issues with Level 3, a major internet backbone. Other tech firms quickly pointed to a Level 3 outage as well. No specific information has been released on potential causes of the outage or consequences that may result from it.

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New technology helps pinpoint sources of water contamination

Science Daily - Tue, 04/10/2016 - 6:15pm
When the local water management agency closes your favorite beach due to unhealthy water quality, how reliable are the tests they base their decisions on? As it turns out, those tests, as well as the standards behind them, have not been updated in decades. Now scientists have developed a highly accurate, DNA-based method to detect and distinguish sources of microbial contamination in water.
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