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Streaming live TV over the internet is the latest entertainment land grab -- as more consumers cut the cord, plenty of companies are finding new ways to offer potential customers a way to get their live TV fix. According to a report from Bloomberg, Y...

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Already trudged through all of what nuclear wasteland simulator Fallout 4 has to offer? Crossed the first two expansions off of your list? Suit up, because it's time to head to Fallout 4's fictional island of Far Harbor on May 19th.

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Respawn is ready to break out of the Titanfall mold... and in a way you probably didn't expect. The game studio has announced that it's working with EA and Lucasfilm on a third-person Star Wars action/adventure. It's saying precious little about the...

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The team of scientists and engineers who confirmed the existence of gravitational waves earlier this year have just nabbed a handsome $3 million reward as part of a special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.

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Would-be hackers don't always have to jump through hoops to bring down a website. Researchers have discovered relatively simple exploits in ImageMagick, a common package for processing pictures on the web, that let attackers run any code they like o...

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posted about 3 hours ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Want to use a real, honest-to-goodness quantum computer yourself? Now's your chance. IBM has introduced a cloud-based platform, the Quantum Experience, that lets anyone try a 5-qubit quantum computer for themselves. You can run algorithms and expe...

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posted about 3 hours ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Superhero comics are a notoriously difficult medium for beginners to jump into. Where to begin? So many are a continuation of long-running series, constantly referencing prior events or other characters' books. Marvel's latest attempt to solve the pr...

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Look, whatever you think of the Gumball 3000 Rally, it does attract some spectacular machinery. High-end supercars and modded monsters are the norm, but occasionally, something really special pops up. Like the Batmobile.

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posted about 4 hours ago on the unofficial apple weblog
To manipulate virtual objects in VR, you have to use an Oculus Touch or other "virtual wand" controller like some kind of hands-off, digital tong. To get an actual "haptic" or touch experience, you need real objects, but it's computationally challeng...

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posted about 5 hours ago on the unofficial apple weblog
That talk of Hulu getting into live TV? It's real. Company chief Mike Hopkins has announced that you'll see live entertainment, sports and news on the streaming service in early 2017. He didn't say which networks were involved or what it might cost,...

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Brain death in humans is normally considered irreversible. Even if you keep the body running, those damaged brain cells just won't recover to the point where you get a fully functioning person again. However, that isn't stopping Bioquark or Revita Li...

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posted about 6 hours ago on the unofficial apple weblog
As the one year anniversary of Apple Music approaches, a report suggests it could be getting an overhaul. Bloomberg claims the service will get a rebooted user interface, one that will likely bring the streaming and download offerings closer together...

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Although Amazon UK has made a small foray into the world of groceries, it has yet to fully take on Britain's supermarkets with the launch of its Fresh service. That could soon change, however, after The Grocer got wind that the company has already be...

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Today on In Case You Missed It: A horse-sized, standing CT scanner has been invented to keep your equine pals from being tranquilized before images are taken; a sea urchin mouth was used as inspiration for a robot that could be sent to Mars to coll...

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posted about 7 hours ago on the unofficial apple weblog
A sea urchin's mouth looks pretty terrifying, but the teeth inside can demolish even the toughest rocks. That's why the nightmare fuel inspired a group of UC San Diego researchers to create a claw-like device that can scoop up soil on extraterrestria...

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TalkTalk announced just yesterday that, later this year, it would simplify its broadband prices by including line rental in the monthly costs. And now we know why. Sure, a single figure makes it easier to understand what you'll be paying each month,...

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posted about 9 hours ago on the unofficial apple weblog
There are lots of ways to make video calls, including Skype, Hangouts and Facebook Messenger. But if you're still wedded to BlackBerry's rapidly declining ecosystem, you can make video calls to your Android and iOS pals via beta versions of the BBM m...

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posted about 10 hours ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Moovit, if you haven't used it before, gives you info on buses, trains and other modes of public transportation so you can plan the best route possible. It lumped in Uber with other modes of transpo in New York, Los Angeles, Rome and London back in 2...

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posted about 11 hours ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Terraria, the 2D sandbox action-adventure title that made its debut on PC in 2011, is ready for another frontier. Today, 505 Games and Re-Logic announced the wildly popular game is coming to Wii U June 28th in North America and June 24th in Europe.

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When were first introduced to the Pebble Time Steel, we loved the way it looked but weren't sure whether it justified its £200 price tag. The company has stuck to its guns and kept with its pricing strategy for more than 8 months, bit now it's...

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posted about 12 hours ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Google's quest to make the internet a more secure place is taking another step. The internet juggernaut's flipped the switch on HTTPS for all Blogspot domains, according to a post on the Google Security Blogspot account. Naturally. It's automatic and...

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Robotics professor Yoky Matsuoka is lending Apple her expertise, according to Fortune. Matsuoka co-founded X Labs, Google's secretive research facility that developed Glass and the company's self-driving car. She also used to be Nest's head of techno...

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posted about 15 hours ago on the unofficial apple weblog
If your car wasn't affected by Takata's massive airbag inflater recalls, it might be very shortly. Wall Street Journal tipsters hear that the Japanese firm is planning to recall "at least" 35 million more airbag inflaters, possibly as soon as this w...

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posted about 16 hours ago on the unofficial apple weblog
If you want a Nextbit Robin and missed its Kickstarter fundraising campaign in 2015, you may want to check out its Amazon listing. The "cloud-first" Android phone that raised over $1.3 million on the crowdfunding platform, is going on sale starting a...

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A senior Chinese official announced yet another ambitious plan for the space-faring nation at a press conference on Saturday. PLA Lt. Gen. Zhang Yulin -- who is also deputy commander of the China Manned Space Program -- told reporters that China plan...

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