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Will.i.am's standalone smartwatch, the Dial, is now available to preorder in the UK. This means you need to buy your own contract for it, though, and UK mobile operator Three is offering the Dial on a two-year contract from £24 a month with a £49 upfront payment. Buyers will also get access to an free music streaming service.

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I usually have a hard time following competitive Super Smash Bros. matches, but honestly, they make so much more sense when accompanied by some freeform jazz drumming. The video above shows what a perfect pairing this is — with drummer Caleb Goss providing a soundtrack to a January 2015 bout between players Armada_UGS and L3ff3n.

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What sort of music do you imagine Elon Musk listens to when he's looking over SpaceX rocket designs at home? No. When Musk is hanging out in his secret lair with his secret robot butlers he turns to one genre: power metal.

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If This Then That (IFTTT) is an incredibly popular tool that enables features for web services like Twitter to generate an email through automation and lots more. Microsoft appears to be working on a similar tool for businesses to create automated workflows. Twitter user h0x0d discovered Microsoft Flow, a preview service that connects a number of cloud services together.

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Google will be the official livestream provider at the Republican National Convention, the company confirmed to Politico this week. The search giant will also provide virtual reality tools and real-time data on election trends during the GOP convention, though rights groups have called on the company to withdraw from the event due to the "hateful rhetoric" of frontrunner Donald Trump. Activists have organized protests and petitions urging Google, Microsoft, and other companies to not sponsor the convention, which will be held this July in Cleveland.

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Privacy is simple to manage in the recent iterations of the GNOME desktop. Jack Wallen walks you through the GNOME Privacy tool.

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By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Thursday approved a rule change that would let U.S. judges issue search warrants for access to computers located in any jurisdiction despite opposition from civil liberties groups who say it will greatly expand the FBI's hacking authority. U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts transmitted the rules to Congress, which will have until Dec. 1 to reject or modify the changes to the federal rules of criminal procedure.

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By Aditi Shah and Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A flurry of complaints from Uber [UBER.UL] drivers about an unusually high number of canceled bookings was the spark that ignited a bitter legal fight with Ola, Uber's rival for dominance of India's $12 billion taxi market, according to court documents and a source with direct knowledge of Uber's case. A seven-member internal team was set up to investigate the drivers' complaints in November, and its findings are the basis of a lawsuit filed by Uber accusing Ola of a campaign to disrupt its business and poach its drivers, said the source. Ola, an Indian company backed by Japan's SoftBank Group Corp , denies any wrongdoing.

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By Charlotte Greenfield WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand will launch a new visa to attract technology entrepreneurs as it tries to offset its struggling dairy industry, but it may struggle to beat Australia in the race to become the Silicon Valley of the South Pacific. Up to 400 Global Impact Visas would be offered over a four-year pilot beginning later this year, the New Zealand government said on Friday. This follows Australia's announcement in December of its "entrepreneur visa" as part of a raft of measures to boost innovation.

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Japan's space agency has abandoned its efforts to restore the operations of a multimillion-dollar satellite that was to probe the mysteries of black holes using X-ray telescopes. The Japan Aerospace Exploration ...

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We've seen drones capture all sorts of interesting footage over the past 12 months, including a peculiar and mildly disturbing video of a man sunbathing on top of a wind turbine, more than 200 feet up in the air. On the complete opposite end of the spectrum, we recently stumbled across drone footage of the Santo Angel waterfall in Venezuela, otherwise known as Angel Falls. Though Angel Falls may not be as widely known as Niagra Falls, at least in the United States, Angel Falls has the distinction of being the world's highest waterfall on the planet. From top to bottom, water tumbles down more than 2,600 feet. DON'T MISS:  What’s the purpose of the iPhone 7’s most puzzling new feature? While video of Angel Falls is plentiful, we can guarantee that you've never seen Angel Falls quite like this. https://youtu.be/6tJjfLxx4NY

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The FCC has approved a proposal to help people with disabilities use telephone services more easily through real-time text technology. RTT is designed for wireless networks. Text is sent as soon as it's typed without the need for a separate "send" command, which the FCC says lends a more conversational rhythm and also allows for at least some information to get through if it's not possible to complete the message.

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I've played a role in founding three startups, but I'd never tackled the trials of fundraising until Roomi. Within a year, I raised $2 million.Convincing someone to invest in your brainchild is one of the biggest challenges a founder faces, and solo founders are often perceived by investors as an unsafe bet. In theory, a co-founder doubles your...

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By Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese search leader Baidu Inc's first-quarter net income fell to its lowest level since 2012 and revenue grew at its slowest pace in more than seven years, as its long decline from previously heady growth continued. The Chinese Internet stalwart said it now expected revenue growth to slip even further in the April-June quarter, to 21.3-24.2 percent, once again underscoring the importance of its ongoing efforts to diversify away from its core search business. Net income fell 19 percent to 1.99 billion yuan ($307.41 million) in the January-March quarter from 2.45 billion yuan a year earlier, Baidu said.

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SEOUL (Reuters) - LG Display Co said on Friday it plans to invest 450 billion won ($395.99 million) in South Korea to build production capacity for flexible organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays and OLED lighting panels. An LG Display spokeswoman told Reuters the company would invest 310 billion won to boost flexible OLED capacity and 140 billion won to build a dedicated OLED lighting production line. The investment adds to the 1. ...

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Following countless rumors of an upgraded Xbox One console set to be introduced later this year, a new report from Thurrott is the latest to lend credence to the idea. According to the report, inside sources say that Microsoft will bring both a new Xbox One console and a new standard controller to E3 2016 in June. DON'T MISS:  Next ‘Call of Duty’ game gets revealed next week – here’s what we know so far This is the first we're hearing about a new controller, but Thurrott's Brad Sims says that it will feature a similar design to the current controller, but will be available in a new color. There doesn't seem to be any hard evidence to support this theory, but it wouldn't be surprising to see a default white controller added to the lineup. Earlier this month, Sony brought PS4 Remote Play to PC , which took away one of the Xbox One's advantages over the PS4. Thurrott's sources claim that Microsoft is also working to support new interactions between the Xbox One and the PC in order to further differentiate the two consoles from one another. Finally, Sims leaves us with an extraordinarily vague update, saying that the company has "something else up its sleeve that I still don’t have all the details on, but it’s a much bigger deal than an updated standard controller." Could this be the Xbox One.5 that's set to take on Sony's PS4K console ? It's still too early to tell, but don't be surprised if Microsoft introduces a 4K-capable console at E3 this year.

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