Archive | October 2013

Kendra Wilkinson Confirms: I’m Pregnant!

She’s been eager to give her son Hank Jr a little brother or sister, and now Kendra Wilkinson has proclaimed she has a bun in the oven.

Confirming the rampant rumors, the “Girls Next Door” dame tweeted a photo of her positive pregnancy test on Thursday (October 30) and a big smile.

Wilkinson added the caption, “Round two. Here we go!! 🙂 #ClearBlueConfirmed,” and now she and hubby Hank Baskett will prepare for the arrival.

Last month, Kendra told press, “We’re at that point in our lives where everywhere we look, we’re 100%. Now we know it’s time to have another child. Last year, we were 50%, a couple of months ago we were 60%, and now we’re 100%. We’re really happy and that’s the time to have a child — when you’re happy.”

Source: http://celebrity-gossip.net/kendra-wilkinson/kendra-wilkinson-confirms-i%E2%80%99m-pregnant-953035
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AT&T offering free Galaxy Tab 3 with high-end Samsung phones

Galaxy Tab 3

7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 free with Galaxy S4, S4 Active, Note 3 or Note 2 on contract

AT&T's hoping to pick up a few extra subscribers in the run up to the holidays by offering a free Samsung tablet to buyers of four of the company's leading Galaxy smartphones. From today customers picking up the Galaxy S4, S4 Active, Note 3 or Note 2 on a two-year plan (or through the AT&T Next installment program) can claim a free 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 tablet (also on contract). The deal is available from participating stores today and will be extended to AT&T's online presence in the near future, the carrier says.

The Galaxy Tab 3 7-inch isn't Samsung's highest-end tablet and we weren't exactly blown away by the Tab 3 series when reviewed the them earlier this year, but you can't really argue with free. The promotion runs until Jan. 9, 2014.

Source: PRNewswire

    



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WATCH: BBC News Introduces The ‘Hexacopter’

We’re not sure if it outdoes Fox News and its giant tablets, but the BBC introduced a gadget it says will “transform the way TV news looks in the future.”

They call it the “hexacopter.” And it’s essentially a drone with six rotors that’s able to flit through many places a cameraman or a helicopter could not.

It’s a cool gadget that produces cool shots and there’s not much more to it than that, so we’ll leave you with the BBC’s piece about it:

Source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/10/29/241681900/watch-bbc-news-introduces-the-hexacopter?ft=1&f=1001
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You can now tweet the gift of coffee to a deserving pal thanks to Starbucks

Need to pass along an afternoon pick-me-up to a Twitter pal? Well, now you can do so with a tweet thanks to Starbucks. The coffee giant’s “Tweet a Coffee” initiative allows for e-gifting $5 worth of joe with a mention of @tweetacoffee inside a 140-character message. Of course, you’ll have to connect …

Source: http://feeds.engadget.com/~r/weblogsinc/engadget/~3/oOmvO75YVFE/
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Rackspace joins forces with Hortonworks on hosted Hadoop

Enterprises can now run Hortonworks’ Hadoop-based Data Platform in Rackspace’s managed hosting environment and its public cloud.

Big data applications are difficult to deploy and harder to maintain, so many companies need help analyzing and extracting value from this vast amount of information, according to Rackspace. Like other cloud vendors, Rackspace pitches this new offering as a way to reduce the amount of time required to deploy and maintain a Hadoop-based environment.

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Rackspace also offers customized configurations to address specific requirements such as high compute or high storage workloads. To minimize the work needed to move to the cloud, existing tools can still be used, it said. But convincing enterprises to move their Hadoop applications to the cloud may not be that easy.

“We used to run on [Amazon Web Services’ Elastic MapReduce], but about two years ago we moved to an in-house cluster because of the costs of EMR. We’ve expanded that cluster to almost 700 nodes. Next to that, most of our infrastructure is in-house and with the amount of data that we produce, transferring everything to a public cloud would be very costly,” said Wouter de Bie, team lead for data infrastructure at music service Spotify, via email.

Last month, Hortonworks announced that Spotify had selected HDP (Hortonworks Data Platform) as its standardized Hadoop distribution.

Rackspace wouldn’t provide the pricing for the HDP offering, but said that there is a per-node charge on top of the other hardware, software and support charges for Hadoop.

Rackspace isn’t the only company HortonWorks has been working with on HDP. The company recently announced that SAP will resell the platform and provide enterprise support. It also announced the integration of Ambari — a framework for provisioning, managing and monitoring Hadoop clusters — and Microsoft’s System Center Operations Manager.

Last week, Hortonworks announced HDP 2.0, which uses Apache Hadoop YARN as the underlying OS. That allows users to move beyond batch processing to a multi-use platform that enables batch, interactive, online and stream processing, the company said.

Hortonworks was founded in 2011 by 24 engineers from the original Yahoo Hadoop development and operations team, and has been growing since. This year the company increased its presence in Europe with teams in France, Germany, and the U.K.

Source: http://images.infoworld.com/d/business-intelligence/rackspace-joins-forces-hortonworks-hosted-hadoop-229631?source=rss_business_intelligence
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Pennsylvania Governor Talks Up Plan To Expand Medicaid His Way

[unable to retrieve full-text content]After initially declining federal funding to expand Medicaid, Gov. Tom Corbett has changed course slightly. He is pursuing an approach for Pennsylvania that would make use of federal funds, but there are some caveats.Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NprProgramsATC/~3/vdhgRoJuYSM/pennsylvania-governor-talks-up-plan-to-expand-medicaid-his-way
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New breast milk policy planned for online exchange

(AP) — An online breast milk exchange linked to bacteria contamination in a new study says it is changing its policies.

Researchers found high amounts of bacteria that could potentially sicken babies in three-fourths of samples they bought from women who advertised on the popular website, Only the Breast. A few of the 101 samples purchased contained salmonella, while others had evidence of fecal contamination, probably from breast milk sellers not properly washing their hands, said Sarah Keim, the lead author and a researcher at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

The study was published online Monday in Pediatrics.

An unidentified administrator for the breast milk organization issued a statement over the weekend saying the Incline Village, Nev.,-based group is planning to stop informal “mother to mother” milk sharing and is forming a new milk bank program for sick babies that will involve better donor screening and “professional milk processing.”

“Donors will be fully screened, tested and instructed on safe handling methods,” and will be offered fair compensation, the statement said.

The statement didn’t indicate if the research prompted the changes and a spokesman did not return email and phone messages seeking additional comment on Monday.

Human breast milk is sold for babies on several online sites for a few dollars an ounce, and offered free in several other online milk-sharing exchanges. Users include parents of adopted babies and mothers who have difficulty breastfeeding.

Breast milk is also provided through milk banks, whose clients include hospitals. They also charge fees but screen donors and pasteurize donated milk to kill any germs. The researchers also found bacteria in some of 20 unpasteurized samples donated to a milk bank but not as much as in the milk bought online.

With Internet sites, “you have very few ways to know for sure what you are getting is really breast milk and that it’s safe to feed your baby,” Keim said.

Sources for bacteria found in the study aren’t known but could include donors’ skin, breast pumps used to extract milk, or contamination from improper shipping methods, Keim said.

She advised against obtaining breast milk online, echoing 2010 recommendations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Follow AP Medical Writer Lindsey Tanner at http://www.twitter.com/LindseyTanner .

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