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With the new free Roambi Analytics account and Blink add-on, anyone can open CSV files on their iOS device and explore the data using a sophisticated in-memory analytics engine.

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Google's mobile OS is not just the leader in traffic but is now tops in ad revenue too -- moving slightly ahead of Apple's iOS, according to new figures.

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The gold Apple Watch Edition is viewed by many as the most overpriced Apple product that has ever existed. Of course, luxury products play by different rules than average consumer products and value is determined by things like status, availability and desirability rather than just the sum of the parts. Of course, whether or not Apple has actually created a desirable luxury product with the Apple Watch Edition remains to be seen. In the meantime, gold lovers who don’t want to cough up between $10,000 and $17,000 for an unproven luxury product, or who can’t afford to do so even if they wanted to, now have a new option: Gold plate your stainless steel Apple Watch for just $399. DON’T

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What happens when a massive "Star Wars" Lego Star Destroyer is dropped from about 10 feet up? Find out in this super-slow-motion destruction video from Wired's "Battle Damage" series.

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Volkswagen's new app for Apple's wearable is a parent's dream: You'll get a notification when your VW leaves a preset area or surpasses a configurable speed limit.

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Microsoft's first public preview of the next version of its SQL Server database is coming this summer. Here's what to expect.

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With 10 propellers and a 10-foot wingspan, NASA's unmanned aerial vehicle can take off like a helicopter, then fly like a plane.

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You'll find them on cruise ships, but are they destined to become the future bartenders down our local?

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NetSuite is making considerable use of Microsoft's cloud portfolio, both internally with its workforce and externally with its developer community.

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Battery cases can prove to be a must-have for iPhone 6 owners, and the same goes for ruggedized cases that protect Apple's smartphone against the elements. Mophie claims to have accomplished just that. Today, Mophie announced the Juice Pack H2PRO, which includes the same 2,750mAh external battery pack you'd fine in a regular Juice Pack Air.

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Which films and TV shows should you go for when you're done bingeing on the man without fear?

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Enterprises want a mix of proprietary and open source code and EMC taking the plunge with its ViPR Controller, which manages its arrays as well as systems from third parties.

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There are more free, legal ways to stream music over the Internet than ever, but it was still a bit of a shock to see Grooveshark finally go offline after more than half a decade of legal battles and controversy. I had always just assumed that Grooveshark would be around forever, fighting the good fight and refusing to adapt, but the record companies finally got the better of the dubious streaming service on April 30th. DON’T MISS: Connecting my life: The smart card that finally let me ditch my wallet But that’s not the end of the story. On Tuesday, I received an email from someone calling himself Shark — an individual connected to Grooveshark who has assembled a team to bring the site

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A more peaceful flight could be on the horizon thanks to researchers at North Carolina State University and MIT.

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The robotics world just got a new kind of artificial muscle to flex, crafted from an unexpected material: onion skin. Today in Applied Physics Letters, researchers from National Taiwan University unveiled a new artificial muscle design, made by layering gold on top of the skin of an onion. It's a new tactic in the search for a working artificial muscle, a search that could have important implications for robotics and healthcare in the years to come. Because of the onion's unique cell structure, the new artificial muscle is able to remain soft and bendable while it's contracting, a trick that has eluded previous artificial muscle design.

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Spread out below the hillside village of Nagarjun is Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital and largest city. Though the villagers are just a short drive from their country’s seat of power, nobody from the government has contacted them about receiving aid, and it’s been more than a week since Nepal suffered a magnitude 7.8 earthquake responsible for the deaths of at least 7,200 people. A lot of press has been generated in the past few days by the inability of Nepal’s government to deliver earthquake relief to the country’s remote regions, but a visit to some of the rural areas less than an hour’s drive from Kathmandu shows that those living in the city’s backyard haven’t fared much better. In visits to places like Nagarjun and Chobhar, which is about 7 kilometers southwest of Kathmandu, I found that people aren’t putting much stock in government promises of assistance or international aid.

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Even mid-market companies need sophisticated tools to speed development and scale. Matt Asay explains.

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A new feature on Comcast Corp's pay television service will let parents activate a child-friendly zone that provides access only to age-appropriate shows and movies, the company said on Tuesday. Comcast and other pay TV providers are adding new features to keep subscribers in the face of competition from online video outlets such as Netflix Inc and Google Inc's YouTube. The Kids Zone will be added to Comcast's X1 operating system within the next few months. It will include live content, digital video recordings and on-demand movies and TV shows.

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Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron cleaned up at the box office this weekend, scoring the second-highest opening weekend of all time (the original Avengers is number one). While audiences certainly want to keep up with the ongoing saga of Iron Man, Black Widow, Captain America, and friends, a large part of the appeal this time around is the titular villain himself: a wise-cracking robot who’s got humanity’s extinction on his mind. Industrial Light & Magic’s digital models supervisor for the film was Bruce Holcomb, a visual effects veteran who’s been part of every Marvel film the company has worked on going back to 2003’s Hulk. Heading up the digital model shop, Holcomb and his team were responsible for creating everything from the bricks that Iron Man and the Hulk tear up from the city streets to vehicles like the Quinjet — but their most important work was on Ultron himself.

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Now that the Apple Watch is making its way to customers, Apple has published information that accessory makers will need to make third-party bands.

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Microsoft's Surface 3 tablet only has three kickstand positions, but there's a fourth if you're willing to be brave. The secret kickstand position was first discovered on Reddit just over a week ago, and it sounds like the ultimate hoax until you try it. Instructions are simple: just push hard on the kickstand until it snaps and sounds like its broken. The end result makes the kickstand loose and adjustable, and you can snap it back into the regular positions without breaking it.

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We got the week off to a great start with our list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, and there are still a few apps on that list that can be downloaded without paying a dime if you hurry. For today, however, we’ve put together a terrific list of seven more paid iOS apps that are all on sale for free for a limited time. DON’T MISS: Connecting my life: The smart card that finally let me ditch my wallet 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

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Siemens AG and China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC), a competition regulator, denied a Reuters report that the SAIC investigated the German group's healthcare unit and its dealers for "commercial bribery". "The SAIC has not launched a commercial bribery investigation into Siemens Healthcare Unit," a spokesperson for the regulator said in a statement on its website. ...

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