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Microsoft is holding a Mixed Reality event on October 3rd

In case it wasnt already clear that Microsoft is big on the concept of mixed reality (read: augmented and virtual reality), the company is about to drive the point home. Its inviting the media to a Windows Mixed Reality event in San Francisco on O...

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‘Minecraft‘ adds ‘Oregon Trail‘ to teach kids about frontier life

If you went to school in the US in the early 1990s, chances are you have fond memories of playing the computer game The Oregon Trail. Now, schoolchildren around the world will be able to replicate that experience thanks to a new Minecraft: Education...

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Apple‘s iPhone screen repair prices are now 20 higher

Some Reddit users reported yesterday that Apple has increased its screen repair prices for certain iPhone models. Fixing a broken iPhone 6s or 7 screen will now cost 149, up from 129. And repairs for iPhone 6s Plus and 7 Plus screens has increased...

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China is clamping down on smaller bitcoin trading channels

Chinas crackdown on bitcoin could extend well past big commercial exchanges. Wall Street Journal sources claim that the country is leaning toward a comprehensive ban on bitcoin trading channels, such as over-the-counter platforms that help buyers...

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‘Half-Life 2‘ mod puts the sequel inside of the original

The chances of us getting Half-Life 3 or, hell, even Half-Life 2: Episode 3 seem about as likely as the Detroit Lions winning the Super Bowl at this point. To help take some of that sting off, a group of enterprising fans crafted Half-Life 2: Classic...

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A new microscope can quickly generate 3D images of living organisms

A new microscope created by researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid has the ability to take fast 3D images, making it easier to observe cells in living animals over time. For example, Jorge Ripoll, one of the researchers on the project and co...

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Apple Music‘s Clive Davis documentary premieres October 3rd

The documentary film Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives, which opened the Tribeca Film Festival in April and was picked up by Apple, will premiere on Apple Music on October 3rd. The film is based on Davis autobiography and joins other Apple ex...

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Spotify streams inside Waze on iOS to reduce driving distractions

Listening to tunes and navigating are two things we do a lot in cars, so the recent, unusual tie-up between Spotify and Waze made sense. In effect, you can control Spotify playlists from within Waze, and see Waze navigation instructions from the Spot...

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Sprint‘s updated deal gives you a ‘free‘ iPhone 8 with a trade-in

Sprints initial iPhone 8 offer was fine, but nothing special: you could get half off the price of an 18-month device lease. Its ready to sweeten the pot, however. It just launched an updated promo that gives you a 64GB iPhone 8 for free with a trad...

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British Airways will power some of its jets with trash

British Airways is taking a cue from Doc Brown for how itll fuel its next generation of aircraft. No, not by bolting a flux capacitor inside the cockpit, but by turning to garbage for fuel. The airline has announced a partnership with renewable fuel...

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Lyft requests will light up phones for deaf drivers

Back in April, Lyft launched features that made its system easier to use by deaf drivers and those who are hard of hearing. Now, its adding a couple more to celebrate National Deaf Awareness Month. Thanks to its partnership with the National Associa...

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Northrop Grumman joins the space race with 7.8 billion acquisition

Today, Orbital ATK announced that defense contractor Northrop Grumman will acquire it for 7.8 billion in cash, with an additional 1.4 billion in debt. Orbital ATK builds rockets and constructs satellites for both commercial and military application...

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Hackers slipped malware into popular PC software CCleaner

A popular PC-cleaning software used by over 130 million people put users at risk after hackers were able to insert malware into legitimate downloads. Piriforms CCleaner, owned by antivirus provider Avast, was found to be hosting a contained a multi...

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Google‘s mobile wallet for India uses sound for money transfers

After weeks of rumors, Google has officially released its payments app in India. Tez (Hindi for fast) is a mobile wallet that seems like a blend between Android Pay and PayPal. Users can link their bank accounts and use it to pay for items in physi...

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Porsche‘s Mission E pricing might give Tesla buyers pause

Porsche boss Oliver Blume has dropped some details about the Porsche Mission E that should perk up the ears of EV and sports car fans. The all-electric vehicle will look much like the dramatically-styled concept that first appeared in 2015 and get to...

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Researchers estimate the human cost of emissions cheating

Weve known for a while that there is a link between the emissions coming out of a cars tailpipe and various cardiovascular conditions. In fact, diesel cars are significantly worse for peoples life expectancy than their petrol-powered equivalents....

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XPRIZE‘s five education software finalists help kids teach themselves

Millions of children around the world dont have access to basic education, such as reading, writing and arithmetic skills, and the problem is only getting worse. XPRIZE is looking to do something about it. Today, the organization announced the five...

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Kevin Hart made a family-friendly mobile game

Kevin Hart cultivates a brand of relentless positivity. The comedian and actor makes motivational Snapchats from the gym at 5:30AM, trumpets his Laugh Out Loud streaming network as a place for upcoming, multicultural performers and repeats the mantr...

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Galaxy S8 owners can finally disable the Bixby button

I really dig my Galaxy S8 smartphone, but for one thing: the incredibly annoying Bixby assistant. Now, Samsung will let you disable the dedicated Bixby key, making it much harder to summon the helper by accident, as Sammobile noticed. As for what pur...

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The Morning After: Monday, September 18th 2017

Monday is back, with a vengeance. Over the weekend, people have unearthed NES games inside the Switch, and MIT researchers are cramming a bunch of vaccines into a single jab. So, this morning its a little bit of the past and a wee bit of the future,...

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Al Jazeera‘s Snapchat channel blocked in Saudi Arabia

Al Jazeeras Snapchat presence is the latest casualty in the ongoing diplomatic crisis between Qatar and its neighbors in the Middle East. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Snap has blocked the news outlets channel in Saudi Arabia. Al Jazeer...

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Nintendo‘s Switch is secretly hiding a copy of NES ‘Golf‘

Much to the joy of its acolytes, Nintendo recently promised to revive the NES Classic Edition in 2018. But, the nostalgia trip doesnt end there. As it turns out, the companys latest console may carry a NES emulator. Hackers have found the system wr...

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DNA ‘robots‘ could sort molecules in your blood

Robots are already good at sorting things, so wouldnt it be nice if they could sort things out on a much smaller scale? They might soon. Caltech researchers have developed a robot made from a single DNA strand that autonomously picks up molecule...

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‘The Handmaid‘s Tale‘ wins big for Hulu at the Emmy Awards

The Handmaids Tale continues to be an awards magnet for Hulu. The show won the coveted Outstanding Drama Series Emmy Award tonight, following five other major triumphs throughout the ceremony. And thats on top of snapping up three Creative Arts E...

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