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+ - 118 Cell Phone in Your trouser pocket leads to male infertility ->

Submitted by ivfiraq
ivfiraq (3412105) writes "Men who keep a cell phone in their pant pocket could be inadvertently damaging their chances of becoming a father, according to a new study. Previous research has suggested that radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation (RF-EMR) emitted by the devices can have a detrimental effect on male fertility. The deficiency of the sperm may be caused by the heat either directly from the phone or through the radiation that may affect the sperm causing problems in conceiving."
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+ - 102 Silent Beacon Device and App Save Lives! Fully Funded on IGG!

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Dear SlashDot,

Please check our crowdfunding campaign for Silent Beacon. We are already ~200% funded with 1.5 month more to go! Got 100% funded in just 10 days!

The Silent Beacon is a wearable, waterproof, rechargeable, Bluetooth device that connects to Smartphones and allows for real-time GPS alerts that are delivered to loved ones and medical personnel in an emergency. A lot of campaigns are for tracking objects that can be replaced, Silent Beacon helps you find things that are invaluable, like family, friends and pets. And we are 5-10 times cheaper than the existing alternatives!

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+ - 103 bollywood app download->

Submitted by hookastar1
hookastar1 (3771963) writes "Hook A Star is a direct link of pure, unadulterated content from celebrities to the masses that love them. Its India's first ever social media app that allows celebrity users to use any combination of text, audio and video messages to create an online platform to promote and share their work.

Hook A Star has unique verification capabilities that set it apart from the chaos of other social media applications on the market today. Fake parody accounts and false representation abound on other giant social media platforms can damage a celebrity’s public image. Hook A Star solves the problem of celebrity misrepresentation through a rigorous validation process, allowing fans to catch real glimpses into the day-to-day lives of their favorite celebrities.

E – Mail — info@hookastar.com

Website — http://www.hookastar.com/"

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+ - 100 top tips and tricks of app promotion->

Submitted by Mary Scott
Mary Scott (3700879) writes "Tips on Social Media and Internet Marketing for App start-ups & SMEs

Internet marketing is a great free tool which an entrepreneur /start-up/SME can use them to promote their brand/service via online channels. And we have asked our experts to give is gems of top tips to train an Entrepreneur in Internet Marketing.

Don't we all know that without App Promotion an App is like a needle in a haystack? Perhaps even smaller & harder to find in the ocean of millions of app. Often an App Entrepreneur wonders how to make his/her app noticed and bring it in-front of the crowd. The thing is, as of 2014, there are roughly 2.5 – 3 Million Apps out there. Yours could be a great app but how many people know about it? Don’t have big budgets like big companies? You can still make a huge difference on low budget if you are not a lazy bum Appsjunction best networking, crowd funding & freelancers platform, brings to you this useful collection of 48 top tips & tricks of app promotion on small budget for Lean Start-ups & SMEs guide. Read On

1. Print t-shirts, mugs, pens — Keep it Funny & Quirky 2. Leaflets, Stickers & Brochures — Carry leaflets about your app to events & festivals 3. Use QR code & Discount codes — Print QR code, Discount code On Promo material 4. Try Hacker Radios & Local newspapers — not expensive, sometimes free coverage 5. Carry Plenty of Business Cards — With discount codes and QR codes to download the App 6. Grab every demo opportunity At Meet ups , demo & pitch events, find early adopters 7. Local Pizza Shop & takeaways- Pay & tempt them to put your leaflets with orders 8. Paper mail to lots of right addresses — It works ;) depending on the audience of your apps 9. Charity & Community events — Offer your time, share news, offer in-App credits free 10. App launch site — Prepare a great looking mobile responsive launch site 11. Online Blog on Launch Site — Share your story, talk in-depth about your market 12. ASO & Organic SEO – DIY, its easy — Appear in Google searches, DIY guides available 13. App Explainer Video – Must Keep it funny or impressive, try to make it viral 14. Press releases — Must Buy PR packages, No DIY, outsource bulk submissions 15. Social bookmark all Content — Digg, Reddit, Stumbleupon, Delicious, Tumblr and so on 16. Facebook page – best platform Invite all friends, run quizzes, share news, photos 17. Twitter – be heard and ask for feedback — Follow the right people, follow competition, retweets 18. LinkedIn – get influencer mentions — Impress them, ask to mention App in their stories 19. Pinterest, foursquare & others — Create account everywhere, share content, follow 20. Event Walls & Comments — If comments allowed, always spread the word 21. Tech or Industry Discussion forums — Participate in them, use signatures wisely, spread word 22. Google, facebook, Twitter Ads — Buy ad space, use it wisely, run multiple campaign text 23. Implement Tap 4 Tap SDKs Many platforms, free cross promotion of apps 24. Work on App Store Optimisation — Choose tags carefully, write killer description 25. Reward users for referrals — Be hugely generous like Uber, reward heavily 26. Submit to App Blogs & review sites — Text & video should be compelling 27. Find individuals behind free apps you like — Barter ad space with them, record impressions 28. Start your own Meetup group- Keep it contextual to app subject, offer in-App reward 29. Offer unlogged in flow in App — Provide sneak peek to one time users, show cool stuff 30. Ask in-app quizzes, ratings & reviews — Offer in-App rewards for helpful users, nudge for review 31. Give reasons to share/brag Scores, Wins, Crowns – many ways to ego boost users 32. Unlock features if friends invited — Most commonly use trick of the trade, social invites 33. Push Messages to Notify Users of Bonuses — Keep users engaged, offer reward bonuses for sharing 34. Implement Mailshots — Announce new features, pull dormant users 35. Rich Push Notifications SDK Provide a richer experience 36. Gamify your app Offer hidden treasures in App, implement seek friend’s help 37. Learn growth hacking — do it every day Announce new features, pull back dormant users 38. Add more value to repeat users — Provide bigger discounts to loyal users e.g. credits for login 39. Email signatures & Voicemails — Just tell the word about the App you are proud of creating 40. Try to get VIP endorsement — Get him/her drunk, ask for favor, remind in morning 41. Take Part in App Contests Like Appsters Awards & Mobileys 42. Upgrade your App Regularly — Great way to bring it back to notice for everyone inc Appstore 43. Always react to –ve reviews — Its an art, always start with sorry, you wasted their time 44. Try to answer Qs on App Related Forums — Hardwork, slow but more long lasting benefits than other tips 45. Reward your happy customers, not new ones — Find out who is happy, read +ve feedback, get in touch 46. Make a timely routine to do all above promotion — Don't be lazy, If you hangout with Bums, you will end up like a Bum 47. Dedicate 30 mins everyday on reading tips from App Marketing Gurus on Twitter 48. Subscribe to RSS feed of top tips-sources like http://appsjunction.net/popula..."

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+ - 160 Winners of Raspberry Pi Photography Award Contest 2014->

Submitted by coop0030
coop0030 (263345) writes "Adafruit held a 2014 Raspberry Pi Photography contest that has completed with the winners selected. You can see the winning photographs as well as all of the entries. Andrew Mulholland, using a Raspberry Pi powered LEGO panobot, is the winning photographer. He's also provided a video of how his winning photographs were put together."
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+ - 102 NASA Announces Mars 2020 Rover Payload->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "In short, the 2020 rover will cary 7 instruments, out of 58 proposals in total, and the rover itself will be based on the current Curiosity rover. The selected instruments are:

- Mastcam-Z, an advanced camera system with panoramic and stereoscopic imaging capability with the ability to zoom
- SuperCam, an instrument that can provide imaging, chemical composition analysis, and mineralogy. The instrument will also be able to detect the presence of organic compounds in rocks and regolith from a distance.
- Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry (PIXL), an X-ray fluorescence spectrometer that will also contain an imager with high resolution to determine the fine scale elemental composition of Martian surface materials.
- Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC). This one will have a UV laser!
- The Mars Oxygen ISRU Experiment (MOXIE), an exploration technology investigation that will produce oxygen from Martian atmospheric carbon dioxide.
- Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer (MEDA). This on is basically a weather station.
- The Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Exploration (RIMFAX), a ground-penetrating radar that will provide centimeter-scale resolution of the geologic structure of the subsurface.

Can't decide if the UV laser or the ground radar is the coolest of the lot."

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+ - 350 China confirms of new generation of ICBM->

Submitted by Taco Cowboy
Taco Cowboy (5327) writes "China's ownership of a new intercontinental ballistic missile said to be capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads as far as the United States is confirmed by state-run media

The DF-41 is designed to have a range of 12,000 kilometres (7,500 miles), according to a report by Jane's Strategic Weapon Systems, putting it among the world's longest-range missiles

It is "possibly capable of carrying multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles", the US Defence Department said in a report in June, referring to a payload of several nuclear warheads. It also quoted a Chinese military analyst as saying: "As the US continues to strengthen its missile defence system, developing third generation nuclear weapons capable of carrying multiple warheads is the trend"

China's previous longest range missile was the DF-5A, which can carry a single warhead as far as 12,000 km, according to Jane's. The DF-5A had its first test flight in 1971, and has to be fuelled for around two hours prior to firing, limiting its effectiveness as a weapon, according to analysts"

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+ - 150 New frontier of Arm Race - Hypersonic Vehicles->

Submitted by Taco Cowboy
Taco Cowboy (5327) writes "A new arm race has commenced.

The United States was first to develop near-space strike vehicles. Under the Prompt Global Strike program back when Bush was still the POTUS, the X-51, a scramjet powered hypersonic vehicle by Boeing, the HTV-2, a glide strike vehicle, and the X-37 space plane launched atop a rocket were developed

Now the Russian and the Chinese are getting into the act and are betting heavily on their own hypersonic weapons in an attempt to close the gap, and even trying to surpass what US has achieved so far

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said July 3 that Russian missile manufacturers must master the technology for both precision-guided and hypersonic weapons. Moscow has set a goal of 2020 to build its first hypersonic missile prototype

The Chinese military is working on a jet-powered hypersonic cruise missile in addition to an advanced high-speed glide warhead that was tested earlier this year

Large numbers of Chinese military writings in recent years have focused on hypersonic flight. The Chinese report outlines in technical detail how a scramjet-powered cruise vehicle operates at speeds greater than Mach 5 and discusses how to integrate airframe design with scramjet propulsion

The scramjet cruise vehicle was described in a technical military journal called Command Control & Simulation. The article was published by the 716 Research Institute of the state-run China Shipbuilding Industry Corp., China’s largest maker of warships, submarines, and torpedoes. China’s hypersonic weapons are among the most secret programs within the Chinese military, along with anti-satellite weapons and cyber warfare tools

Larry Wortzel, a former China-based military intelligence officer, said Chinese hypersonic arms are what Beijing calls “assassins’ mace” weapons that will give China a strategic edge in any future conflict with the United States. “China is continuing with a number of programs to develop what Beijing considers to be ‘assassins’ mace’ weapons that defeat conventional defenses, including these hypersonic strike vehicles,”"

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+ - 285 NHS and UK government

Submitted by sugar and acid
sugar and acid (88555) writes "The UK government through the NHS is supporting a project to sequence 100,000 genomes from 40,000 NHS patients and their relatives. http://www.independent.co.uk/l... . The technology behind it appears to be the Illumina HiSeq technology claiming $1000 per human genome sequenced, http://www.illumina.com/system....

The concept is to identify cancer and genetic disease patients within the NHS. Sequence their genomes and their close relatives to identify the specific gene sequences involved.

In the case of cancer the Genome of both the healthy cells and the cancer cell will be sequenced to identify the mutations that triggered the cancer, and also identify inherited genes that predispose people to certain cancers.

Their is assurances that all identifying information about a patient will be removed from the medical diagnosis to protect privacy."

+ - 225 NSA was the sole editor of ISO crypto-PRNG standard

Submitted by Sara Chan
Sara Chan (138144) writes "A Congressman, Alan Grayson, has sent a letter to the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper. The letter asks several questions, in particular, this one: "How did the NSA become the sole editor of the ISO 18031 specification?" ISO 18031 specifies a model for a pseudorandom number generator that is suitable for cryptography. Thus, according to the letter, the NSA was the sole editor of an ISO cryptographic standard. The letter will probably not do much, though, given Clapper's prior perjury."

+ - 230 Researchers Create Virtual Reality 'Parties' to Treat Drug Addiction

Submitted by Jason Koebler
Jason Koebler (3528235) writes "To help people overcome drug addiction, researchers at the University of Houston’s Graduate School of Social Work are building hyper-realistic virtual worlds to recreate situations that trigger cravings for nicotine, alcohol, weed, and now, hard drugs like heroin.
Traditional relapse therapy usually involves roleplaying: Therapists often pretend to be a friend or some other familiar person and offer the patient their drug of choice in order to teach them avoidance strategies. By strapping patients into a virtual reality headset and running them through a familiar scenario where they commonly use the drug, like a party, the treatment can be much more realistic and effective, researchers say."

+ - 145 CDC Issues Ebola Guidance for Airlines

Submitted by theodp
theodp (442580) writes "In response to the Ebola outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued Interim Guidance about Ebola Virus Infection for Airline Flight Crews, Cleaning Personnel, and Cargo Personnel. "Ebola virus is transmitted by close contact with a person who has symptoms of Ebola," the CDC explains. "Close contact is defined as having cared for or lived with a person with Ebola or having a high likelihood of direct contact with blood or body fluids of an Ebola patient. Examples of close contact include kissing or embracing, sharing eating or drinking utensils, close conversation (3 feet), physical examination, and any other direct physical contact between people. Close contact does not include walking by a person or briefly sitting across a room from a person.""

+ - 113 Israeli Iron Dome firms 'infiltrated by Chinese hackers'-> 1

Submitted by stephendavion
stephendavion (2872091) writes "Three Israeli defense contractors responsible for building the “Iron Dome” missile shield currently protecting Israel from a barrage of rocket attacks were compromised by hackers and robbed of huge quantities of sensitive documents pertaining to the shield technology, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. The never-before publicized intrusions, which occurred between 2011 and 2012, illustrate the continued challenges that defense contractors and other companies face in deterring organized cyber adversaries and preventing the theft of proprietary information."
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+ - 207 Nintendo Posts Yet Another Loss, Despite Mario Kart 8->

Submitted by redletterdave
redletterdave (2493036) writes "Nintendo posted its third loss in four quarters on Wednesday. Even though Mario Kart 8, its big first-party game released in May, shipped more than 2.82 million copies by the end of June, the Mario-themed racing game was not enough to help Nintendo’s struggling Wii U console perform in this particular quarter. The company said it lost $97 million between March and June. Nintendo shipped 510,000 units of the Wii U in the June quarter, bringing the total to 6.68 million consoles sold — it’s a big jump from the 160,000 units it sold in the same quarter a year ago and a small improvement over the 310,000 units it sold in the March quarter. Still, the Wii U is still lagging behind the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, and Nintendo must also contend with mobile games available on Apple and Google’s app stores, which cost but a fraction of a Nintendo game."
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