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Updated 7:36 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock How old do you really look? FaceMyAge has an app for that

A software spinout from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington called FaceMyAge hopes to connect analysis of facial features to better estimates of lifespan. Commercial potential includes the insurance and financial planning industries, cosmetics and plastic surgery.

Testing facial recognition at UNCW Testing facial recognition at UNCW

9:03 a.m. today

Spirit AereoSystems offers buyouts to some Kinston workers

Jobs     Spirit AeroSystems is offering a voluntary retirement program to some management and salaried employees in Wichita and Kinston, North Carolina.

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8:59 a.m. today

Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

Ebola fight   An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa -- once more of it can be made.

1:30 p.m. yesterday

Vivek Wadhwa: It's a beautiful time to be alive and educated

The future is going to be what we make it. It can be the Star Trek utopia or a Mad Max wreck, a creative playground or an Orwellian nightmare. That is why need people with good values and ethics leading the way. We need people who care about enriching humanity rather than just themselves. We need people who can lead by example and bring along those behind them; who give back to the world and make it a better place. I really hope you will amongst those who lead the charge, who watch out for the interests of humanity, who build the utopia.

Inventing the future Inventing the future

12:15 p.m. yesterday

Tesla putting a charge into China with 400 charging stations

Tesla Roadster Sport Tesla Motors Co. and a state-owned Chinese phone carrier announced plans Friday to build 400 charging stations for electric cars in a new bid to promote popular adoption of the technology in China.

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10:30 a.m. yesterday

Just in time for Christmas: The latest in smartwatches

With the holiday shopping season coming, Samsung and LG unveiled small improvements to their computerized wristwatches to try to sway shoppers. And more products are coming.

Samsung's Gear Samsung's Gear

9:57 a.m. yesterday

US funds another $2.4M for Ebola vaccine work at BioCryst

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has provided another $2.4 million in funding to Triangle-based BioCryst Pharmaceuticals for further development of a potential vaccine to treat Ebola. It's part of a global ramping up to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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9:32 a.m. yesterday

Chris Heivly: Networking (2) -Tips on setting up a meeting

Chris Heivly Opinion: Chris Heivly, veteran entrepreneur and co-founder of The Startup factory, talks about setting up s networking meeting. This is a followup to a recent post about the importance of networking for startups.

Updated 7:28 a.m. yesterday

$25,000 grants available for 10 startups at Raleigh Citrix accelerator

Building startups Startups looking for capital as well as a place to ramp up while also receiving training and mentoring need to apply for grants available at the new Citrix Venture Accelerator in Raleigh.

7:05 a.m. yesterday

Frontier's' top NC exec joins 'Fiber Transforms the Triangle' lineup

Fiber Transforms the Triangle event Dennis Bloss, the top executive for Frontier Communications in North Carolina, is now part of the speaker lineup for WRAL TechWire's conference "Fiber Transforms the Triangle" on Oct. 13 at SAS. More speakers are being added from AT&T, Frontier Communications and other firms.

Updated 6:51 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Coastal Connection features startups, investors, SXSW founder

The best way to characterize the Coastal Connect Conference at the Coastline Conference and Event Center next week is a one-day venture capital-focused conference. Startups pitch, experts speak, investors talk strategy.

Coastal Connect Entrepreneur and Capital Conference Coastal Connect Entrepreneur and Capital Conference

5:58 a.m. yesterday

Apple's 'smarter watch,' larger iPhone may debut Sept. 9

Apple     The next Apple product launch, which is expected to feature a larger iPhone and possibly a computerized watch, will be in the same Silicon Valley venue where Apple's late co-founder, Steve Jobs, took the wraps off the original Mac computer 30 years ago. That machine was hailed as a major breakthrough that helped bring personal computing to the masses.

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5:53 a.m. yesterday

Google Express? Internet giant to test delivery via drones

Watch out for "Project Wing." Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.

A Google drone A Google drone

5:24 a.m. yesterday

US to begin tests of GSK's Ebola vaccine next week

The National Institutes of Health announced Thursday that it is launching the safety trial on a vaccine developed by the agency's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and GlaxoSmithKline. Beginning Tuesday, it will test 20 healthy adult volunteers to see if the virus is safe and triggers an adequate response in their immune systems.

Ebola Genome Ebola Genome

11:45 a.m. Thursday

App turns smartphones into safety devices on UNC campus

The Rave Guardian Campus Safety App, an initiative between the school's student affairs and public safety departments, allows users to create an online safety network where they can check in with family, friends and UNC police officers.

Rave Guardian app Rave Guardian app

10:00 a.m. Thursday

Newest spectator sport? How about video games

video games Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play "Pac-Man." And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like "Street Fighter II" and "Super Mario Bros." But today there's Twitch, the online network that attracts millions of visitors, most of whom watch live and recorded footage of other people playing video games --in much the same way that football fans tune in to ESPN.

Updated 11:35 a.m. Thursday

Time Warner Cable: 'Erroneous configuration' triggered nationwide Internet outage

Time Warner Cable says its nationwide Internet outage on Wednesday was triggered by an internal mistake during network maintenance. TWC apologizes, saying "a failure of this size is very serious."

TWC map shows extent of outage at 8 a.m. Wednesday TWC map shows extent of outage at 8 a.m. Wednesday

8:49 a.m. Thursday

Apple loses court fight to block some Samsung smartphone sales

Apple Samsung Wednesday's rebuff comes nearly four months after a jury awarded Apple Inc. $119 million in damages for Samsung's infringements on technology used in the trend-setting iPhone. The amount was well below the $2.2 billion in damages that Apple had been seeking in the latest round of legal wrangling between the world's two leading smartphone makers since the tussle began four years ago.

Updated 8:05 a.m. Thursday

Time Warner Cable's Internet outage hammers small businesses

Time Warner Cable's nationwide Internet outage on Wednesday outraged customers. But perhaps the hardest hit were small businesses that rely on the Internet for their livelihood. Among those were a 17-year-old entrepreneur running his own business in Wake Forest and a full-time telecommuter in Raleigh seeking to manage business analysts in New York.

Time Warner Cable-Outages Time Warner Cable-Outages

Updated 7:30 a.m. Thursday

US to test GSK's vaccine for Ebola; Greenville lab could produce a treatment

A possible vaccine to treat the spreading Ebola outbreak in Africa could be coming from GSK. Plus, a lab in Greenville could be a site where a treatment is produced.

Ebola virus   Ebola virus

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