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The "Star Wars" universe has infiltrated every part of your life, so you might as well get the matching house keys, too.>

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LONDON (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper arm dropped its claim on Wednesday to be reimbursed for the multi-million dollar legal bills amassed during the phone-hacking trial of its former boss Rebekah Brooks. Brooks, 46, was found not guilty by a jury in June on charges of phone-hacking, illegal payments to a public official and perverting the course of justice after a hugely expensive, high-profile eight-month trial at London's Old Bailey court. News UK, the British newspaper arm of News Corp. ...

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The early trailers for Interstellar only ever teased how epic Christopher Nolan's latest movie will be, but this new trailer is going all out. To be clear: this is the trailer that's probably showing you half of the movie, but it's all so gorgeous that it's hard to look away. We see a destroyed Earth, a desperate mission into space, and strange discoveries on a marvelous new world. The film comes out on November 7th, but Paramount has just announced that it'll also be showing in IMAX two days earlier. We'll be waiting impatiently until then.

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Wearable devices comprise the next exciting frontier for consumer electronics. Or so we’ve been told. The sad truth is that wearables have been around for years already and we have yet to see anything truly exciting hit the market. Tech giants like Sony, Samsung and soon Apple are aggressively moving into wearables now that growth in the smartphone and tablet markets is slowing, but the pitch for these new devices — you won’t have to take your phone out of your pocket as often — isn’t exactly resonating with the general public quite yet. But I have seen the future of wearable technology and it’s much more exciting than you might think. Right now, even the best fitness tracker in

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NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times Co. is launching another round of buyouts and layoffs, telling staff on Wednesday that it must cut 100 newsroom jobs to further reduce costs and focus resources on its digital operations. It's also axing its NYT Opinion app after four months and relegating the NYT Now app to a smartphone-only product aimed at new and younger readers, after the lower-priced subscription products failed to take off as hoped.

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Microsoft only unveiled Windows 10 to the world yesterday, but you can already download a preview version of the new operating system today. The Windows 10 Technical Preview is designed for enthusiasts, developers, and enterprise customers to evaluate the latest changes to Windows. Microsoft has created a special insiders program to deliver regular updates throughout the Windows 10 development cycle, and those who sign up will get the very latest software to test.

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Samsung is expanding its manufacturing operations in Vietnam, with a massive complex that will reportedly focus on televisions.>

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We first started hearing rumblings about clothing designers creating bigger pockets for bigger smartphones last year, but now the release of the iPhone 6 Plus and the accompanying Bendgate fiasco may be getting them to take making bigger pockets more seriously than ever before. RELATED: Is that a phablet in your pocket? Uniqlo, a clothing company, told Quartz, “We are having conversations currently with the product development team regarding technology overall, and how our clothes can provide compatibility from a user perspective. Jean pockets is one of those conversations.” Business Insider is reporting that many clothing companies are talking about making their pocket sizes bigger to accommodate that 5.5 inches of iPhone that some pockets just won’t fit. American Eagle, J. Crew, L.L. Bean, Lee

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Billboards can be big and unwieldy things. Sometimes big things need to bend a little to fit into the limited space of our puny little planet. And sometimes the thing that's being advertised is so perfectly in sync with the billboard's shape as to require no further explanation.

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Another day, another batch of nifty paid iPhone and iPad apps that are now free downloads for a limited time. Tuesday brought a batch of six solid apps worth nearly $50 combined (some of them are still free), and now we have seven more paid apps worth $37 altogether that are all completely free right now — but only if you hurry! These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now — obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they are free at

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TOKYO (AP) — It was, retired Japanese railway engineer Fumihiro Araki recalls, "like flying in the sky."

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Telecom Italia Chairman Giuseppe Recchi said on Wednesday there has been no contact with Sol Trujillo following reports that the U.S. businessman is interested in bidding for a stake in the Italian telecoms group. "I have never heard about him. He has never called us. For me he does not exist. We have no contacts," Recchi told reporters on the sidelines of a conference in Brussels. Asked whether a bid from Trujillo could have a chance of succeeding, Recchi said: "Telecom Italia is a listed company. Any investor can buy shares. ...

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Whether it’s running on Android or Windows Phone software, the HTC One (M8) is one of the best smartphones currently on the market. It’s sleek, it’s powerful and it looks great, but it has one major issue: the camera just isn’t up to snuff. It might look the part, but the UltraPixel camera doesn’t stack up against most flagship devices. That’s where the One (M8 Eye) comes in. LAST TIME: Is HTC about to finally deliver the killer smartphone camera its fans deserve? Late last month, reports of a new phone from HTC began to surface. The new phone would apparently fix our biggest problem with the original HTC One (M8) and would be unveiled before the end of October. We still don’t have

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Sprint is trying to one-up AT&T on data plan offerings — again. Over the weekend, AT&T began a promotion that doubles the data offered in its largest family share plans, and now Sprint is striking back by making its plans offer twice as much as that. Sprint's new plans offer 60GB per month for $130, 80GB for $160, and 120GB for $225, though additional per-line fees will raise those prices if you're already a customer.

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By Lauren Tara LaCapra NEW YORK (Reuters) - After spending two years developing a wide-ranging communications tool for Wall Street, Goldman Sachs Group Inc says it has reached the perfect pitch.     On Wednesday, Goldman and 13 partners plan to announce a $66 million investment in a new company called Symphony Communication Services Holdings LLC, according to a draft press release viewed by Reuters. The partners are all financial services firms, including major global banks and asset managers. ...

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Microsoft is launching Sway today, a new app that’s part of the company’s Office family of products. In its most basic form, Sway allows anyone to create a beautiful website from just images and text without any effort, and it’s all what you see is what you get (WYSIWYG) — a modern and simple version of FrontPage. Despite that, Microsoft is taking an interesting approach with Sway, using the company’s powerful Azure cloud servers to suggest page layouts and quickly render content on the fly.

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Moscow (AFP) - President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said Russia must increase its cybersecurity but pledged not to impose total control over the Internet, amid fears Moscow is mulling whether to limit access to the worldwide Web.

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Apple has had one headache after another over the past few weeks, spanning from the media circus that is “Bendgate” to a buggy iOS 8.0.1 update that bricked about 40,000 new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets. Among all of these issues lies a fairly serious bug in iOS 8 that has been causing major headaches for users — but luckily, there’s a simple way to avoid the issue altogether. DON’T MISS: iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus vs. iPhone 5s: The definitive camera showdown In a nutshell, iOS 8 has a huge bug that has impacted several users who perform a reset on their devices using iOS’s “Reset All Settings” function. In performing the wipe, some users have found

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Microsoft's Sway presentation application, available today in preview form, is the newest member of the Office family.>

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It's a big moment for Jony Ive. Apple's chief designer and his team spent three years crafting the Apple Watch before Tim Cook revealed it to the world last month. Now, Apple is trying to position the watch both as a must-have gadget and a luxury fashion item that belongs in the same conversation as the world's finest timepieces.

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Under new CEO Marcelo Claure, Sprint is keeping the pressure on its larger competitors and going directly after AT&T.>

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