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CHOTEAU, Mont. — Across North America — in places as far-flung as Montana and British Columbia, New Hampshire and Minnesota — moose populations are in steep decline. And no one is sure why. Twenty years ago, Minnesota had two geographically separate moose populations. via Pocket http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/15/science/earth/something-is-killing-off-the-moose.html

Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), the world’s biggest e-commerce company, and HTC Corp. (2498) have been in talks since at least June to develop handsets for sale to users of the Amazon Prime service, according to two people familiar with the talks. via Pocket http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-16/amazon-said-in-talks-with-htc-since-june-on-prime-handset-plans.html

Earlier this year, Verizon told us that they would begin to deploy their recently acquired AWS LTE spectrum before we hit 2014. via Pocket http://www.droid-life.com/2013/10/15/verizon-begins-deploying-aws-lte-network-80-mbps-download-speeds-to-be-had/

Ever heard of a Zettabyte before? I’m going to use that word a few times in this story, so it will probably help to define it first. You know its smaller siblings, the gigabyte, the terabyte and maybe petabyte and the exabyte. via Pocket http://allthingsd.com/20131015/cisco-checks-on-the-cloud-and-confirms-its-getting-bigger/

BHUBANESWAR, India, Oct. 15 (UPI) — Typhoon Phailin and flooding in the Indian state of Odisha has affected more than 12 million people and killed 26 victims, rescue authorities said. Flooding from the Budhabalanga river killed five of those victims, the Press Trust of India said. via Pocket http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2013/10/15/Rescue-teams-evacuate-residents-after-typhoon-in-India/UPI-95001381842722/

José Urbina López Primary School sits next to a dump just across the US border in Mexico. The school serves residents of Matamoros, a dusty, sunbaked city of 489,000 that is a flash point in the war on drugs. via Pocket http://www.wired.com/business/2013/10/free-thinkers/

Following national criticism and concern, “Guns Save Lives Day” has been moved from its original date of Dec. 14, the anniversary of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, to Dec. 15 of this year. via Pocket http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Guns-Save-Lives-Day-Moved-from-Dec-14-to-Dec-15-227746111.html

Vertical Bars – ddj 3

By Derek McKinney

I hate vertical bars. via Pocket http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpqF1OUZads

Samsung isn’t the first company to build a smartwatch, but there’s no question that the Galaxy Gear is the most highly-anticipated entrant into the category to date. Now that it’s here, does the Galaxy Gear live up to the hype? via Pocket http://www.geek.com/android/samsungs-galaxy-gear-reviews-arrive-is-2013-the-year-of-the-smartwatch-1572389/

Netflix In Cable Boxes

By Derek McKinney

Netflix is a good app for the iPhone, iPad, and on Android devices. It’s also a key part of Apple TV, and Roku. It’s on Xbox, and Playstation. Netflix is bundled into just about every Internet connected TV. Some TVs even have dedicated Netflix buttons. via Pocket http://www.businessinsider.com/netflix-in-cable-boxes-2013-10