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In the United States and Mexico on a PC, it will be easy, but otherwise it can be a bit tricky.

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The black hole of endless, unimportant streams of technology-enabled information is devouring everyone living in the 21st century. No matter how much people may look at information, it does not mean they are absorbing it. Equating quality with speed and volume, people may read thousands of news headlines broadcasted across the world daily, yet...

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The White House unveiled a "Precision Medicine Initiative" today — a $215 million investment that will go toward building a database containing genetic information and medical records belonging to millions of Americans, reports Science. The investment, one that’s part of President Obama’s 2016 budget proposal, will also go toward pioneering new models for patient-specific medical research — research that caters to a specific patient’s needs based on their genetics instead of relying on a one-size-fits-all treatment approach. As a result, treatments can be very successful for some patients, but not for others. The White House’s investment is split in four parts.

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Even people who don’t like football will often tune into the Super Bowl just for the ads, which are the best and most creative the advertising industry has to offer. To give you a preview of coming attractions, we’ve picked out eight great ads you’ll see this Sunday during the big game. Check them out below! FROM EARLIER: This epic, apocalyptic Super Bowl commercial… is for a phone case We’ll start off with our favorite ad we’ve seen so far — a Bud Light ad featuring a man running through a life-sized game of Pac-Man: Next up, we have Kim Kardashian’s mockingly self-referential ad for T-Mobile: Here’s a very funny Snickers ad that any Brady Bunch fan will love: Dove has

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Yesterday, the Federal Communication Commission revealed that it took in a record $44.9 billion in bids for it s AWS-3 wireless spectrum auction. Unsurprisingly, US wireless carriers were at the top of the heap, with AT&T alone bidding nearly $18.2 billion for 251 licenses, the largest going towards the New York City metro area. Verizon ponied up a total of $10.4 billion for 181 licenses, while T-Mobile spent just $1.7 billion. Dish Networks was the other big name in the mix, spending $13.3 billion of its money.

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Google Now has probably been one of the best features the company brought to Android over the last few years, and today it's getting a big update. The company just announced that it will now allow third-party apps to generate cards in Google Now, which means the service has the potential to be a more comprehensive home what's happening in your life than ever before. A whole list of the 40 different apps that Google Now currently supports can be found here, but some of the most noteworthy inclusions are Airbnb, Pandora, The Guardian, Lyft, Ebay, Waze, and Ford. Google gives a few examples of how these integrations might work — for example, you'll see news stories from The Guardian app showing up as cards, or you'll see Pandora recommendations on music to play.

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Using IR blasts and a vacuum chamber, a new process developed by USDA researchers could save water and lead to better canned tomatoes.>

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Microsoft officials have revealed the next release of Windows Server won't ship until some time in 2016. The next public preview of the product will be this spring.

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Apple famously likes to dictate what the market needs. But it turns out listening works, its earnings report shows. That, plus the redefinition of "broadband" and more in your look back at the week in tech.>

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Information and actions from the top Android apps will now show up in Google's personal assistant dashboard.>

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In the middle of last year, Samsung announced a whole series of audio products that took square aim at Beats' share of the market. The best of the bunch might have been these Samsung Level Over headphones. Our Chris Ziegler actually said he preferred Samsung's noise reduction over that of his daily-use set, the Beats Studio Wireless. Regardless of the reason, you can get 12 months of online action for 20 percent off at Amazon.

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The latest trailer for the upcoming sci-fi sequel "Insurgent" features pixelated worlds and references to Tris as "the one." Remind you of anything?>

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It's a very special episode of The Vergecast. This is David Pierce's final day at The Verge, and as such, we have dressed him as a pirate and forced him to discuss technology, film, and the merits of Snapchat. Nilay Patel wrangles the troops, Sam Sheffer brings the swag, and Emily Yoshida is back from Park City to reflect on Sundance.Subscribe to the podcast (iTunes audio)Subscribe to the podcast (RSS)Listen on SoundCloud

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NEW YORK (AP) — A business controlled by rapper Jay-Z has made a $56 million offer to buy the Scandinavian music streaming company Aspiro.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T Inc , Verizon Communications Inc and bidding partners of Dish Network Corp spent the most on the record-setting U.S. sale of wireless airwaves for mobile data, known as AWS-3, according to auction results released on Friday. AT&T bid a total of $18.2 billion to win spectrum licenses, Verizon bid $10.4 billion and T-Mobile US Inc bid $1.8 billion, the results from the Federal Communications Commission showed. ...

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The long-awaited all-electric Model X SUV from Tesla was caught on video testing at the former Alameda Naval Air Station in the San Francisco Bay Area.>

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After complaints from privacy advocates, Verizon will allow users to turn off so-called supercookies that can track online behavior.>

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BEIJING (AP) — E-commerce giant Alibaba pledged Friday to do more to fight online sales of counterfeit goods, quickly settling a public dispute with a Chinese regulator after the value of its U.S.-traded shares plunged.

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The show, Literally Can't Even, will star Sasha Spielberg and Emily Goldwyn. Spielberg and Goldwyn, daughters of Steven Spielberg and John Goldwyn, also wrote the series, which is basically about their own lives: They play friends and writing partners who go through breakups, juice cleanses, and other Los Angeles-esque trials of young adulthood. Literally Can't Even will be hosted on Snap Channel, part of Snapchat's new ad-supported Discover service, which launched last week.

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Are you the sort of person who loathes football but who nonetheless enjoys watching all the best ads that run during the Super Bowl? If so, then Dish has just the solution for you. Watch Marshawn Lynch and Gronk play Mortal Kombat on Conan Dish announced this week that it is adding a new option for its AutoHop technology during the Super Bowl that will let you skip through the game so you can only watch the ads. Typically AutoHop is designed to let you skip ads during your favorite shows but given that Super Bowl ads are at times even more entertaining than the game itself, Dish decided to reverse the equation for this particular occasion.

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