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Highlights launches new app called ‘Shorts’

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 04:43

In a recent announcement, location app startup Highlight has revealed that it has launched a new app called 'Shorts.' The app is initially being released only on the Apple iOS platform; but an Android version of the app will also likely be released in the near future.

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Microsoft is bringing SQL Server database software to Linux OS

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 06:21

In a blog post published on Monday, Microsoft's Scott Guthrie - the company's Executive Vice President for Enterprise and Cloud - announced that the company is bringing its popular database software SQL Server to Linux operating system.

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Toyota developing innovative wearable device for blind

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 06:21

In an announcement made via a recent post on the company website, bigwig automaker Toyota unveiled details about its Project BLAID initiative. The company has revealed that it has efforts underway to build innovative wearable technology for blind and visually impaired people, with the aim of improving their mobility and independence.

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Apple Declines FBIs Suggestion to Use Old Security Version

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 09:20

Every time a new generation of smartphones is released or browser is updated, a war begins between engineers and hackers, with former wanting to secure the phone and latter trying to breach the security.

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Nintendo-themed area to be added to Universal Studios Japan by 2020

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 04:38

According to a Kotaku report, citing sources from Japan's Sankei News, a Nintendo-themed area at the Universal Studios Theme Park in Japan will likely be constructed by the year 2020.

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Nest users will soon be able to use Amazon Alexa to set their thermostats

Sun, 03/06/2016 - 03:35

In an announcement made via a blog post, Nest has revealed that it has officially collaborated with Amazon for the integration of the Amazon Alexa voice assistant with Nest thermostats.

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How to preorder Amazon Echo Dot without using Alexa

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 05:04

Online retail giant Amazon has announced its new mini Echo ‘smart’ speaker called ‘Echo Dot,’ but the company has also made it difficult for customers to preorder the $90-priced device, probably because of supply chain reasons.

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Microsoft expands Cortana availability in three new languages

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 05:02

On Friday, software giant Microsoft announced the rollout of a major update to the beta build of Windows 10 operating system, expanding the availability of its Cortana virtual assistant to three new languages.

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External Fuel Tank to Reside in Museum

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 08:29

An enormous external fuel tank called ET-94 will be now transported from New Orleans to Los Angeles to permanently reside at the California Science Center. The tank weighs 32½ ton and was originally made for being used during a space shuttle program.

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Amazon announces smaller, battery-powered Echo version

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 04:24

On Thursday, online retail giant Amazon officially announced the launch of a much-rumored smaller, battery-powered version of its Amazon Echo cloud-connected speaker.

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Twitch and Psyonix team up to launch Rocket League Championship Series

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 04:30

In a recent announcement, Amazon-owned Twitch social media platform for gamers and San Diego-based independent developer Psyonix have revealed that they have teamed up for the launch the Rocket League Championship Series towards the end of March.

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Three advocacy groups back Apple in its encryption fight with FBI

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 04:27

In its ongoing iPhone encryption scuffle with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), tech giant Apple has garnered the support of three advocacy groups --- the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and digital rights groups Access Now and Wickr Foundation.

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Prediction of Gravitational Waves was first made by Einstein

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 08:34

The legendary physicist, Albert Einstein, predicted the existence of gravitational waves years ago. It is no secret that the LIGO team has successfully discovered gravitational waves. Though, Einstein’s discovery of the theory of general relativity is quite well known, what is still not quite widespread that the theory of gravitational waves was also predicted by him.

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‘Uncharted 4: A Thief's End’ release date delayed to May 10, 2016

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 03:30

In a recent post on the official PlayStation Blog, Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) has revealed that the launch of the much-awaited game 'Uncharted 4: A Thief's End' has been delayed, yet again.

According to the information posted by SCEA on the blog, the new launch date of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is May 10, 2016.

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Facebook’s Latin America VP arrested by Brazilian police in data-related dispute

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 03:27

On Tuesday, senior Facebook executive Diego Dzodan - the company's VP for Latin America - was arrested in Sao Paulo, Brazil, because of a dispute between Facebook's WhatsApp instant-messaging subsidiary and the Brazilian police over a request for access to data in connection with a drug investigation.

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HTC sells over 15,000 Vive VR kits in first 10 minutes of opening of pre-orders

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 03:37

Taiwanese device manufacturer HTC opened its much-awaited Vive VR virtual reality headset for pre-orders in 24 countries worldwide on Monday, February 29, 2016; and was soon overwhelmed by the interest of consumers in the still-unproven VR technology.

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Microsoft launches HoloLens development kit

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 03:34

Software giant Microsoft said in a Monday announcement that its much-awaited Development Edition of HoloLens mixed-reality goggles is now available for purchase for developers. The HoloLens development kit, priced at $3,000, is scheduled for shipping with effect from March 30, 2016.

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Facebook to start rolling out Facebook Live Video on Android this week

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 07:51

In an announcement made on Friday, social network Facebook has revealed that it will start rolling out the Facebook Live Video to the users of its app for the Android platform this week.

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Animals have Started to Migrate to Poles due to Rise in Global Temperature: Study

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 07:19

As temperature in many regions across the world is rising, more animals are marching gradually towards North Pole and South Pole in search of cold environment. Professor Camille Parmesan from Plymouth University in the UK calls present migration as faster than earlier predicted by scientists.

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MIT researchers come up with a new way of predicting the onset of rogue waves

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 07:10

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have come up with a new way of predicting the onset of rogue waves, also known as killer waves.

So far, efforts for their prediction were restricted to expensive, inefficient, and time-consuming computer models that were focused on mapping out every single wave in a water body.

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