AT&T acquires specific software assets along with some staff of Carrier IQ

AT&T acquires specific software assets along with some staff of Carrier IQ

AT&T has announced that it has acquired the rights to Carrier IQ’s software and some CIQ employees have also been moved to AT&T. Carrier IQ appears to have shut down, which came under scrutiny in 2011 as people came to know about its practices of getting hold of the user data on more than 140 million mobile devices.

AT&T has signed on as a customer years ago to access the CIQ software across phones in its network with a purpose to troubleshoot wireless quality for its customers. The company spokesman said that today also it is the similar case.

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Blue Bell Creameries facing criminal investigation by US Department of Justice

A US official has confirmed to CNN that the US Department of Justice has carried out a criminal investigation in Blue Bell Creameries for the company’s handling of the ice cream contamination associated with 10 reported cases of listeriosis.

Among the reported cases, three, who were believed to have got sickened by Blue Bell frozen treats, have died. Prosecutors have been examining whether the executives of the company have committed wrongdoing while handling the outbreak or not. No response has been given by Blue Bell Creameries to CNN's request for comment.

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Manned Mars Mission: NASA Designing Systems to Take Humans to Deep Space

Manned Mars Mission: NASA Designing Systems to Take Humans to Deep Space

About one-and-half decade from today, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) may send astronauts to Mars. Now, the space agency of the United States has revealed that it is currently designing systems to take astronauts to the Red Planet and further into the solar system that humans have ever been before.

Fructose might fuel growth of cancer: Study

Fructose might fuel growth of cancer: Study

Fructose, a type of sugar, may be blamed for fueling the growth of cancer, finds a new research. The research paper published in the journal Cancer Research has shown a possible mechanism as to how it works.

People who consume more sugar are at an increased risk to suffer from cancer, especially breast cancer. Study researcher Lorenzo Cohen of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center said, “A lot of patients are told it doesn't matter what you eat after you are diagnosed with cancer. This preliminary animal research suggests that it does matter”.

First case of Mosquito-borne Zika Virus reported in Puerto Rico

First case of Mosquito-borne Zika Virus reported in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has reported first case of Zika virus, an illness transmitted by mosquitoes. The illness has recently been linked to many birth defects in Brazil. On Thursday, Puerto Rico's Health Secretary Ana Rius said that the unidentified patient had not traveled lately, and are natives of the eastern region of the island.

Officials said that Zika’s symptoms are similar to that of 2 other mosquito-borne illnesses, dengue fever and chikungunya. They can also include headache, a slight fever and joint pain in the hands and feet.

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After Three Decades, US Produces Plutonium-238 to Power NASA’s Deep-space Missions

After Three Decades, US Produces Plutonium-238 to Power NASA’s Deep-space Missions

US scientists claim they have tasted success in producing plutonium-238 in powdered form. It is the first time in last three decades when the US has achieved the milestone that could one day power NASA’s deep-space missions, such as Mars.

Scientists from the United States have produced a material that could power the country’s space mission. About 50 grams powder of plutonium-238 that the scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have produced is the first such milestone in about 30 years in the US.

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Conditions at Chipotle Getting Worse with Number of Illness Cases Reaching 80 in Boston

Conditions at Chipotle Getting Worse with Number of Illness Cases Reaching 80 in Boston

Conditions at Chipotle Mexican Grill are getting worse with the release of the new update leading to closure of the Chipotle restaurant near Boston after illness case of 80 students. On Tuesday, the number of illness cases at Chipotle have increased to 80, the worst part is at the time when the restaurant chain is already struggling with an E. coli outbreak. People in nine different states have been infected with the E. coli outbreak that hit the Chipotle restaurant chain.

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Meet Nadine! A Beautiful Humanoid Robot with Personality, Mood and Emotions

Meet Nadine! A Beautiful Humanoid Robot with Personality, Mood and Emotions

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) have done remarkable job by creating a social robot named Nadine, which looks almost similar to a human being. Behind the welcome desk at the Singapore University, you will meet Nadine, who is working as a receptionist at the NTU Singapore and is much different to other conventional robots. She has her own personality, mood and emotions. When you reach receptionist desk at the University, Nadine will welcome you with a friendly hello, shake hands with you and greets you with a smiling face.

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