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As we use data to drive efficiencies, people may be the casualty, leading to data-driven unemployment.

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Disney is the latest high-profile name to consider an acquisition offer for Twitter, according to a report today from Bloomberg. While a formal bid has not been placed, Bloomberg says Disney is working with Bank of America to put one together. Just last week, various reports stated Google, Salesforce.com, and Verizon were all interested in potentially placing offers. TechCrunch has also independently confirmed Disney's interest in placing a bid for Twitter. A Disney deal would make sense.

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Germany wants to become the first country to set up a comprehensive 5G mobile network, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung quoted digital infrastructure minister Alexander Dobrindt as saying in Tuesday's editions. "We want Germany to be the leading market for 5G and the first country that will have a blanket 5G network," the newspaper quoted Dobrindt as saying. The new 5G service will be 10 times faster than the current 4G service.

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Just over six months after Daredevil's second season premiered on Netflix, Marvel returns to the streaming service with a new show: Luke Cage . When we last saw Luke, he was recovering from a serious case of Kilgrave's mind control in Jessica Jones . Mike Colter (Luke Cage) has said in interviews that we'll "still feel the residue of Kilgrave" going into the first season of his show. SEE ALSO:  New on Netflix: Every movie and TV show being added in October But you might want to forget about the rest of the Marvel-Netflix universe going into the latest show, because despite the fact that night nurse Claire Temple is set to have her most substantial role since the first season of Daredevil , many of the characters and storylines of Luke Cage will be completely fresh. You can see many of those characters below, in the show's final trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snJ-nRgx8o0 "A hoodie-wearing, unbreakable ex-con fights to clear his name and save his neighborhood," reads the official description for the show on Netflix. "He wasn't looking for a fight, but the people need a hero." All 13 episodes of Luke Cage season 1 will be available to stream on September 30th. Iron Fist and The Defenders  are set to follow in 2017.

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A camping trip turns into an unexpectedly celestial weekend of Milky Way-soaked stargazing in a place with very little light pollution.

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(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co is working with a financial adviser to evaluate a possible bid for Twitter Inc, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Twitter has reportedly initiated talks with companies including Google parent Alphabet Inc and may receive a formal bid soon. A source told Reuters that Salesforce.com Inc is also in pursuit.

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Venus Optics My mom tells me bugs are more scared of us than we are of them. I don’t believe her, but maybe that’s what the creators of Venus Optics’ new camera lens are thinking. The 24mm f/14 Relay 2x Macro shrinks down to the size of a dime so that you can capture objects from a safe distance.Apparently the company designed it so people can shoot various objects or animals without scaring them. It’s actually probably more to keep from scaring yourself, let’s be real. I don’t want to get up close with a spider but people probably love spider photos. ...

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[Cazadores de ofertas] Entre los juegos gratis destacan 'FIFA 2017', 'NBA 2K17', 'Destiny: Rise of Iron' o 'Forza: Horizon 3'. Date prisa, la oferta termina el 1 de octubre.

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Not down with Donald Trump, or happy about Hillary Clinton? Maybe you just want a giant meteor to crush us all.

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One of Neil Gaiman’s most beloved stories, Stardust, will make its radio debut this December, following the model of the earlier BBC Radio adaptions of Neverwhere and Good Omens.

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The next evolution of wearable tech involves sunglasses with video cameras and watches with a doctor's diagnoses. CNET Update explores Snapchat Spectacles and Apple's reported plans for HealthKit.

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A multi-billion euro back tax bill handed to Apple by the European Commission should not be seen as a precedent for future tax cases as it was based on state aid rather than tax law, the OECD official spearheading global tax reform said on Monday. European Union antitrust regulators last month ordered Apple to pay up to 13 billion euros ($14.6 billion) in back taxes to the Irish government after ruling that a special scheme to route profits through Ireland constituted illegal state aid. Pascal Saint-Amans, who is leading the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's flagship Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project, said that under the new OECD rules, most of the tax from U.S. technology multinationals like Apple should be due in the United States, not Ireland.

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Television viewership for Monday's presidential debate is expected to be high, but you don't need a television to watch. There are plenty of ways to stream the showdown for free and get behind-the-scenes ...

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Apple has big plans for the Apple Watch and the tiny sensors embedded within. We've known that ever since a team of doctors took center stage to introduce Apple Watch software , but a new report sheds a little more detail on what Apple's plans look like. According to a report in  Bloomberg  (although not from famous Apple sage Mark Gurman ), Apple is working on at least two standalone apps for the Apple Watch, with the aim being to turn the Watch and associated HealthKit platform "into a tool that improves diagnoses." It's a long way from facilitating  Candy Crush , that's for sure. DON'T MISS:  Please don’t drill a headphone jack into your iPhone 7 The report cites "people familiar with the [HealthKit] team’s plans," and explains the details of two apps that are in the works. One is to track sleep patterns, which would be cool, if you didn't have to take the watch off every night to recharge. The other is meant to gauge users' overall fitness levels by calculating how long your heart rate takes to go from peak to resting level. If you combine that data with information about users' sex, height, and weight, you get a very accurate picture of their recovery rate. That, in turn, is a good surrogate for overall health and fitness. Measuring recovery is something that professional athletes and trainers have been doing for a while now, but putting those kinds of smarts into a device that every person is meant to wear on their wrist every day is something else. The broader scope of Apple's plans, at least according to  Bloomberg , is to insert its software and hardware into the hospital system. That's likely to be a longer-term ambition, but as everyone stops buying 'boring' iPhones, Apple is hoping that the reveneue from the healthcare can keep sustaining its giant piles of cash.  

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Does "Pokemon Go" have a second act? The mobile phone app was an instant hit when it debuted in July. Crowds stampeded after a Vaporeon in Central Park and people fell off cliffs playing it in ...

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With Google Chrome, it is possible to set site-by-site permissions on the fly. Here are step-by-step instructions.

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Next Tuesday, Google is going to hold a massive launch event in San Francisco , where it is expected to debut two Android smartphones (Pixel and Pixel XL), the AI-powered Google Home personal assistant, the Google Wifi router, a Daydream VR headset and a 4K-capable streaming media player called the Chromecast Ultra. DON'T MISS:  The Pixel phones may not be the most interesting thing Google unveils next month An Android Police report from this month claims that the Chromecast Ultra will retail for $69 — double that of the regular Chromecast's $35 price tag. Sources referenced in the same report say that HDR will also be on the list of features for the new streaming dongle, but most of the details remain shrouded in mystery. So now that you know how much it's going to cost and a little about what it can do, you probably want to see what the Chromecast Ultra actually looks like. Lucky for you (and the rest of us), Evan Blass of VentureBeat  has gotten his hands on a very official looking image of the Ultra HD streaming device: Although we have no proof that the image is legitimate, Blass has a very good track record with these kinds of leaks. Don't be surprised if you see the exact image above floating around the internet next week when Google sends out press kits with photos of all of its latest hardware.

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Once again, human error claims the life of another defenseless robot.

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The new PS4 Pro and Xbox One S game consoles finally bring us into the era of high-resolution 4K and high dynamic range gaming. But just barely.

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U.S.-based financial innovation start-up R3 announced on Monday that it and eight banks, including HSBC and State Street, have successfully tested a blockchain platform powered by Intel Corp technology for bond transactions. The platform featured advanced smart contract technology that enabled trading, matching, and settlement of U.S. Treasury bonds, as well as automated coupon payments and redemption, R3 said in a statement. Blockchain technology powers the digital currency bitcoin, enabling data sharing across a network of individual computers.

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Right out of the gate, the iPhone 7 appeared to be just what Apple needed to make analysts forget about disappointing iPhone sales. The iPhone 6s, if you recall, marked the first time that year-over-year iPhone sales experienced a decline. In turn, many analysts and tech pundits were quick to declare that we had finally reached Peak iPhone  and that Apple's best days were behind it. The iPhone 7, however, appeared ready to change that. Early on, iPhone 7 pre-orders were off the charts. T-Mobile, for example, remarked that iPhone 7 pre-orders were 4 times higher than what the company saw with the iPhone 6. Sprint, meanwhile, said that iPhone 7 pre-orders were 375% higher compared to the previous year. DON'T MISS:  Every video game launching this fall that you need to know about By all accounts, all of the early data we saw strongly suggested that the iPhone 7 was finally going to inject a bit of life into slumping iPhone sales. But now comes word via reputed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo that the hysteria and excitement surrounding the iPhone 7 may, surprisingly enough, be a bit overblown. According to new research report published over the weekend ( via AppleInsider ), Kuo anticipates that iPhone 7 sales in 2016 will check in lower than iPhone 6s sales from 2015. A bright spot for Apple, according to Kuo, is that the company is seeing much higher than expected demand for the higher-margined iPhone 7 Plus. Kuo speculates that this is likely due to the Galaxy Note 7 recall and the highly regarded iPhone 7 Plus dual camera system. All the same, strong iPhone 7 Plus sales, Kuo believes, won't be enough to offset an overall decline in cumulative iPhone 7 sales. All that said, it's important to remember that all of this talk regarding iPhone sales remains nothing more than mere speculation at this point. Once Apple releases its earnings report in October and later again in January, we'll get a much clearer idea as to how consumers are taking to Apple's next-gen iPhone model. While iPhone 7 shortages can easily be attributed to strained supply and not necessarily skyrocketing demand, it's hard to reconcile Kuo's statements with record-breaking pre-orders from carriers like T-Mobile and Sprint. Even AT&T noted that iPhone 7 pre-orders had exceeded the company's expectations. Incidentally, not every analyst is on board with Kuo's bleak iPhone 7 outlook. As we detailed last week, some South Korean analysts believe that iPhone 7 sales in 2016 may top 100 million units .

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The combined operating system, called Andromeda, will reportedly launch on a Huawei Nexus tablet and a "Pixel" laptop.

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We scoured the floor of this year's Interbike trade show to find next season most exciting cycling gear.

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Justice Minister Heiko Maas said on Monday the German government could take legal action against Facebook and other social media groups if they do not intensify their fight against illegal hate speech or Islamist "terror phantasies". Maas said Facebook, Twitter and Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc, were removing illegal content from the Internet more frequently and quickly, but more work was needed.

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Electronics giant licenses a superhydrophobic film for glass screens developed by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory that's supposed to repel water, reduce light reflection and resist fingerprints and smudges.

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