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The Carbo Tenore earphones from Japan’s Zero Audio are astounding: they compete with the best earphones in the world, but cost a borderline illegal $38. The Carbo Tenore land almost perfectly on the average price paid for a pair of headphones, which was $34 and rising in 2015. Zero Audio upends all of my preconceptions with the Carbo Tenore, which are tiny, beautiful, and sound monstrously good.

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Commentary: You can plug everything from power to video into the new version of the venerable port. But we could suffer as USB-C pushes aside other useful ports.

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VMware recently demoed its new Cloud Foundation platform and Cross-Cloud services that it says will help make it easier for customers to build a unified, hybrid cloud.

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A lightning strike in Norway has killed more than 300 reindeer, according to reports from local media. A spokesman for the Norwegian Nature Inspectorate (NNI) told NTB, the Norwegian News Agency, that 323 reindeer were found dead on Friday in an area near Hardangervidda, in the southern part of the country. In a press release published Sunday, the Norwegian Environment Agency said that 70 of the dead reindeer were calves.

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Commentary: Some are viewing Apple's removal of the headphone jack on the iPhone 7 as a traumatic -- or even tragic -- event, but it may work out better than you think.

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Dedicated fans wear elaborately-made costumes to show their love for "Game of Thrones", Fallout, "Godzilla", Star Wars, comic book superheroes and more.

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The six people who went into isolation for a year in Hawaii to help NASA plan for a mission to Mars emerged Sunday, happy to breathe fresh air and meet new people. French astrobiologist Cyprien Verseux said that he was "feeling excited" about being in the open and eating fresh food again. "A mission to Mars in the near future is realistic," he said.

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Microsoft has started teasing the successor to its Surface Book. In an oddly timed post on Sunday, Microsoft shared a new hinge design with the title "your key to success" on its official Surface Instagram account. Windows Central reports that the image is from an internal Microsoft "sizzler" video to demonstrate concept designs for the Surface Book 2. The hinge in the image appears to be slightly reworked, with fewer ridges than the original Surface Book.

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Microsoft bashed Apple's iPad Pro earlier this month, and now it's back to reignite the Mac vs. PC war once again. This time around, Microsoft has created a quirky ad in the style of a musical to try and tempt MacBook shoppers into buying a Surface Pro 4 instead. Microsoft features most of the same comparison points that were used when the company reignited the Mac vs. PC conflict two years ago.

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Beyonce stunned with a 15-minute performance, and Kanye West Kanye Wested hard during a speech, but that's not what people were talking about after the MTV Music Awards.

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Showing the world how good you are at outwitting your enemies in Hearthstone is now as easy as a simple button press.

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Philips’ color-changing Hue bulbs have largely done a good job at producing rich and accurate colors. A new version of Philips’ A19 color-changing bulb is rolling out and it does a much better job at producing these two colors. While it’s hard to imagine wanting to use a bright green light very often, Philips has other reasons for wanting to improve its bulbs’ color range.

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Philips Hue has a new accessory that’ll make it even easier to automate the lighting in your home: a motion sensor. This is, of course, a very standard add-on for home lighting — which is what makes its addition to the Hue lineup so important. Hue hasn’t had any motion sensor options until now, so home owners who wanted to do motion sensing were either out of luck or stuck setting up a chain of third-party gadgets to get the same effect.

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By Charlotte Greenfield WELLINGTON (Reuters) - An appeal by flamboyant German tech entrepreneur Kim Dotcom over a decision to extradite him to the United States began in New Zealand on Monday, with the Megaupload founder's legal team arguing the hearing should be live streamed on YouTube. The High Court hearing opened in Auckland nine months after a lower court ruled Dotcom could be sent to the United States to face copyright infringement and money-laundering charges over the operation of file-sharing website Megaupload. "US defends mass surveillance programs with 'If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear' but opposes live streaming of my hearing," Dotcom, who attended some of the hearing, said on Twitter.

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Google ranked Stein's site as the first and second hits for the search terms "VMA livestream," "VMA live free," and "VMA online stream" during the awards show on Sunday night, after a spammer posted a link to an illegal online broadcast of the MTV show on her community page. It's hard to work out exactly what combination of factors propelled this particular bit of spam to Google's first page, but it's simpler to see how it ended up on Stein's site in the first place.

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Data transmission problems that caused the delay or cancellation of dozens of flights on Sunday have been resolved, Vienna Airport said, with its flight schedule having returned to normal. "Austrian air traffic control has solved the issue," the airport said on its website early on Monday. "At the moment there are no delayed or canceled flights.

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Sometimes special exceptions are made, for major lifetime achievement awards like the Video Vanguard MTV is giving to Rihanna tonight (she will have multiple performances throughout the show). Kanye West even got four minutes to have a chat with the world during tonight's VMAs. Unless your name is Beyoncé.

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Kanye West premiered his video for "Fade" tonight at the MTV VMAs, and it's available to watch on Tidal now. The video stars musician and frequent West collaborator Teyana Taylor, who dances around in a foggy, empty gym in the style of 1983's Flashdance. Before he introduced the video, West discussed gun violence in Chicago, the importance of young artists like Chance the Rapper, and his idols, which, if you're wondering, still includes Steve Jobs.

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Send ravens to everyone you know, because "Team Thor", the short film that debuted at Comic-Con, is now available online.

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"Remember in Rio when I made that face that ended up all over the Internet?"  I was in the zone with Future's track 'Stick Talk' blaring in my headphones." Phelps said while announcing the rapper's performance during the MTV VMAs. Michael Phelps says he was listening to Future when he made this face. The initial assumption was Phelps was frustrated at his rival Chad Le Clos, a South African swimmer, but following the event Phelps told The Today Show he wasn't "intentionally mean mugging him or giving him a dirty look." Now we we know a DS2 deep cut is the real reason behind the angry meme to end all angry memes.

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By Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - High-tech computing company Nutanix has acquired two startups to enhance its data and storage services, as the firm continues to grow its business despite a protracted delay in its initial public offering. San Jose, California-based Nutanix said on Sunday it bought PernixData, a software company that facilitates data storage, and Calm.io, a development and automation startup, both also located in California. Nutanix declined to disclose the price of the acquisition.

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Captain America: Civil War answered a lot of questions about the Marvel cinematic universe, explaining why Steve Rogers and Tony Stark were at each other's throats, shedding more light on the history of Hydra, and drawing philosophical lines between the world's superheroes. Marvel gave us a glimpse at the Norse god's new life down under in a short clip — titled Civil War: Team Thor — posted to Twitter and Facebook last night, showing that while Captain America and Iron Man wrestled with weightier subjects, Thor was bugging his room-mate Darryl at work, making amateurish attempts to dig up dirt on Marvel villains, and tucking famous hammer Mjolnir up in an adorable little bed.

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Technically Incorrect: The Salesforce CEO retweets something highly critical of Apple's innovation and highly complimentary to Samsung.

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Internet mogul Kim Dotcom launched his appeal against extradition from New Zealand to the United States on Monday arguing for his case to be live-streamed to ensure a fair hearing. The German national, who has permanent residency in New Zealand, faces up to 20 years in jail if convicted in the United States of video piracy, which US authorities say cost copyright owners hundreds of millions of dollars. "My lawyers are currently in court making argument for live-streaming of my entire hearing," the Megaupload founder tweeted shortly after the hearing began in the Auckland High Court.

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The streaming company could be done with numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4 as it may be prepping five new devices.

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