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A dozen or more companies are currently cranking away on the idea of truly wireless earbuds, but so far no one has nailed the execution. Ben Willis, the company's co-founder and CEO, says in a statement that "the Sound program will fundamentally transform the way the world experiences both audio and interpersonal communication." To be fair — and setting the design aside for a moment — what the company claims to be doing with Sound would be a welcome mashup of all the different features you can find in piecemeal from other wireless earbud companies. First and foremost they are headphones that play audio from a device of your choosing.

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Snapchat is rolling out a small update today that brings the stickers from Chat 2.0 into snaps. That means the big walruses, speech bubbles, hearts, and motivational fruit are now available to use in your individual snaps and stories. Stickers are basically giant, more adorable emoji, so this is a pretty exciting update for Snapchatters feeling a little restrained by the current options.

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Uber and Lyft have resisted calls to allow customers to book their rides in advance, arguing it would defeat the purpose of being an on-demand ride-sharing platform. But starting today, Lyft is reversing course, announcing that it is testing a new feature in San Francisco to allow riders to schedule a ride 24 hours in advance.

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New artwork from art studio Random International experiments with the amount of information our brains need in order to visualize an animated image. The work, "Study for Fifteen Points," consists of robotic arms, each with an LED light, that move in formation. From one angle, the piece looks literally just like that — moving robotic arms — but when looked at from the side, an image of a walking human appears.

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After ending last week with a killer list of paid iPhone and iPad  apps on sale for free, we knew we had to begin this week on the right foot. As such, we've put together a solid list of 10 paid iOS apps that are all free downloads for a limited time. You'll find nifty photography apps, a top-rated game, some productivity apps you won't want to miss, and more. As always though, these sales could end at any time. HUGE LEAK:  This is our first look at a real iPhone 7 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 were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word “get,” it is no longer free. The sale has ended. If you download the app, you will be charged. DekoPro Normally $0.99. Create your own beautiful abstract images, patterns and wallpapers with a simple swipe of your finger. Deko allows you to build galleries, save new wallpapers and share your stunning and unique designs with friends. The possibilities are endless as each pattern is always different. The interactive image creation allows you to subtly shift a pattern's shapes or colors with a light swipe, or to create a fresh design with a full swipe gesture. With Deko you can: • Create your own beautiful patterns • Save wallpapers and home screens • Export your patterns to tweak further in other apps • Share with friends • Be inspired Make your screen beautiful with Deko. Download DekoPro Lume Normally $1.99. Prequel to the App Store Best of 2015 puzzle adventure 'Lumino City'. *** Finalist at IGF 2012: Excellence in Visual Art *** Lume: An illuminating puzzle adventure "Undoubtedly one of the most unique-looking games around." - Eurogamer "The best of point and click gaming... amazing visual presentation." - Jay is Games "Wow! The effect is breathtaking." - Rock, Paper, Shotgun "A rare treat. Even Lume’s main menu is more beautiful than most big-budget shooters." - Bit-Gamer "Charming to the extreme." - Games TM Small and perfectly formed, introducing you to the perplexing world of Lume. With a set built entirely out of paper and cardboard, and sumptuously filmed, Lume is a game with a style unlike any other. Power to your grandad’s house has failed. What’s more, he’s nowhere to be seen. Immerse yourself in Lume’s photoreal world, solve perplexing paper puzzles to help restore the power, and uncover a deeper mystery behind the blackout. This is the prequel to Lumino City which is also available on the App Store. PLEASE NOTE: Lume is in English only. Download Lume DoitQUICKLY Normally $1.99. DoitQUICKLY is reminders card manager for iPhone & iPad. # Features — Reminders — Realtime time left tracking — Today widget — Split View (for iPads) — Spotlight search — Themes # How does it work? Add short important reminder as a card with deadline progress bar and time left counter. Key to success is do less but often. The cards typography are screaming on you, like a good sport coach, to keep you motivated. Clear your head, by writing down all important events and set up reminders. # One reminder is a card Add to the cards only important reminders for short period of time, for example not greater than 3-5 days. Don’t try to add everything, keep all short, but do things often. When you overwhelmed the last thing you need is a complex UI. That’s why we created DoitQUICKLY. Download DoitQUICKLY Top Audio Recorder Normally $0.99. Top Audio Recorder - My Voice Memos is a full-featured recording app with a streamlined and simple user interface. Press the big recording button to record; press it again to stop and manage your recordings, all with just a fingertip. Record meeting, conversations, lectures, and more in easiest way. You can email recordings strain from Audio Recorder. It also supports direct file sharing through iTunes. Features: ● One Touch Recording ● Supports Background Recording (you can use other apps while recording) ● Record, Pause and Resume ● Record Timer and Playback Counter ● Set Label for recorded audio and also provide rename feature ● Use device’s inbuilt or Add-On Mic ● Drag Slider for Seek/Forward/Rewind ● Email your recordings directly from this app ● Delete voice memo any time from the file listing ● Transfer files using iTunes File Sharing ● File sharing / send file in another app “Open in” ● Unlimited recording time ● High quality audio recording ● Provide various themes in the app Settings: ● Bit rate (64kbps, 128kbps, 160kbps, 192kbps, 256kbps) ● Record audio with Low, Medium and High quality ● Passcode Lock for security of your recorded voice memos Uses: ● Record a lecture or meeting so that you can transcribe it later ● Play a practical joke or impress a friend ● Always have proof of key conversations in case required in future ● Record conversations when you are in or out of the room Microphone Privacy: iOS Settings > Privacy > Microphone > Voice Recorder make it “ON” Download Top Audio Recorder BodyWeight Builder Normally $1.99. Bodyweight Builder is the most effective fitness training program, adapted to your schedule, your fitness level and your goals, whether you want to loose weight, build muscle, or simply get in better shape. - 10-30 minute workouts based on bodyweight only. - No equipment. Your body is your only tool. Train anywhere, anytime. - More than 900 workout variations, covering all your muscle groups for continuous and fast progression. - Adapted to all fitness levels, from beginners to advanced athletes. - Fitness test to assess your initial fitness level. - Define your goals: Lose weight, build muscle, or simply get in better shape. - Choose your availability: 2, 3, 4 or 5 trainings per week. - Get your weekly training plan, perfectly adapted to your fitness level and your schedule. - The Coach analyses your performance after each workout, to guarantee your constant and fast progression. - See and feel significant results in just a few weeks. Download BodyWeight Builder Stress Guide Normally $1.99. *** Instant stress measurement and analysis *** get feedback on how your body reacts to stress *** measurement of your heart rate variability while your heart is following your breathing *** get more insights of your cardiovascular system also as a pdf KENKOU Stress Guide measures and analyzes your daily stress level with the iPhone camera and gives you personalized tips on how to cope with stress. Biofeedback for your health Enjoy measurement of your stress levels while you are breathing and see how your heart follows your breath. Get a quick feedback with the Stress Compass, giving you a good alignment of how stressed you are. It empowers you to get better at stress in your everyday life. Track your stress levels, view your personal analysis and find instant relief in a single application! MEASURE AND UNDERSTAND YOU STRESS PATTERNS - Instantly measure your stress level and your bodily reactions.* - Easily track your stress levels day by day – wherever you are. - View a detailed analysis based on your vital signs.** - Get personalized tips on how to improve. YOUR LONG-TERM BENEFITS - Enables you to manage your daily stress - Improves your de-stress skills - Enhances your self-awareness - Internalizes coping strategies - Provides you with guidance and relief - Offers customized solutions based on your vital signs and activities - Increases your health and overall well-being *THE MEASUREMENT - It’s incredibly easy! just put your finger onto the iPhone camera lense and breathe. - The KENKOU Stress Guide processes hundreds of images per second and analyzes your pulse wave. - This scientific method is called lightcardiography and our cutting-edge solution provides an accuracy above medical standards. **THE ANALYSIS The KENKOU APP provides a detailed analysis of what’s going on in your cardiovascular system. This includes: - Current stress state - Adaptability & stress index - Stress peaks - Pulse & breathing - Biological age - Heart rate variability FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: www.kenkou.de Download Stress Guide Remed Normally $0.99. Remed - Remember Taking Your Medicine! From now on you will never forget to take any form of medicine: Organize your medication step by step, whether it is the vital insulin or the daily oral contraceptive. Create date, time and frequency of reminders in your own individual way. The reminder will appear on your display at the particular time. Answer the push notification by swiping the display. You will save time and take your medicine in an easier and more efficient way. No delays or „Do-it-later“-clicks anymore! If you have more time available, you can also confirm your medicine taken in the app. Here you will find all the details about the medicine that you have already taken, together with a list of the medicine you haven’t yet - which can be important too. Download Remed Speech Translator Normally $5.99. Amazing voice translation App with BUILT IN voice input & output SMART TECHNOLOGY and professional MULTI LANGUAGE TRANSLATIONS for your iPhone / iPod / iPad ■□ ■□ Did you know that YOU CAN SPEAK 33 LANGUAGES ??? ■□ With Translate Voice BE SURE YOU CAN !!! ■□ JUST TALK AND LISTEN THE TRANSLATIONS !! ■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□ !! Perfect if you want to !! - learn a new language. - travel to a foreign country. - chat with people who don't speak your language. ■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□■□ Instantly speak another language, voice to voice. Can you imagine talking into your phone in one language and immediately hearing yourself in another language? That’s exactly what Speech Translator does. Just speak into your phone and it immediately speaks back to you in one of our 33 languages. With Speech Translator you can: ■□ SMART VOICE INPUT TECHNOLOGY! - Instantly start a voice to voice conversation into one of our 33 languages and dialects. ■□ NATURAL SOUNDING VOICE OUTPUT! - If you're old school you can always bring up the keyboard and hear the translations. 33 languages and dialects are supported. ■□ Share translations... - Simply click on a send button to mail or SMS the translation. ■□ Edit translations... - you can always use your keyboard to edit translations. Voice input supported languages & dialects: (speech\speech) English (US), English (UK), English (Australia), English (Canada), Spanish (Spain), Spanish (United States), Spanish (Mexico), French (France), French (Canada), Finish, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese (traditional), Chinese (Taiwan / Hong Kong), Chinese(simplified) Catalan, Korean, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Polish, Russian Arabic Turkish Indonesian Hebrew African Czech Latin Malay Voice output supported languages & dialects: English (US), English (UK), English (Australia), English (Canada), Spanish (Spain), Spanish (United States), Spanish (Mexico), French (France), French (Canada), Finish, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese (traditional), Chinese (Taiwan / Hong Kong), Chinese(simplified) Catalan, Korean, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Polish, Russian Arabic Turkish Indonesian Hebrew African Czech Latin Malay Translations supported languages & dialects: Afrikans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Bengali, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cebuano, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Taiwan / Hong Kong), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Сanadian, Khmer Korean, Laos, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh, Yiddish Now 72 languages available for translation! Voice recognition for 33 languages! Voicing for 33 languages! IOS 8.1.2 support! Note: !for best result! please make sure that: - there are no extraneous noise around - internet connection is stable while voice translations Download Speech Translator Minu 2 Normally $0.99. Following the success of the award-winning Minu Timer (winner of FWA Daily Awards), PXL:Artificer Studios Tokyo are excited to release Minu2 — Timer for Designers. Minu2 is a a stylish, modern and easy to use all-purpose timer and stopwatch created to accompany you in your daily life. Features: Minimalist design - 100% function Human UI - Setting a Timer and start the Countdown requires only 2 taps from launch Timer / Stopwatch Pause and adjust Timer Stylish Interface How it works: Step 1. Rotate the dial to set the timer (or set it to 00:00 to activate the stopwatch) Step 2. Tap anywhere on the screen to start the timer. That's it! Download Minu 2 Scan & Print Normally $4.99. Scan & Print - Document Scanner and Printer Description - SCAN with camera or choose photos from Camera Roll. You can scan as many pages as you want! - PRINT scanned documents, as well as the text from Clipboard, attached to emails documents and webpages. - EDIT scans perspective and borders, apply filters, adjust contrast, correct or change the orientation. - STORE all your scans in iCloud and synchronize them between all your iOS devices. Stored documents can be protected with Touch ID. - SHARE scans instantly via Mail, iMessage, upload to Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive, Box and more or simply save to Photos. Scan: - Quickly scan paper documents, whiteboards, business cards, books, posters, receipts, and everything to make them sharp and clear to read. - Auto detect document boundary to correct the perspective distortions efficiently. - Remove background shadows and sharpen text in the "Color" / "B & W" mode. - Adjust photo brightness and color saturation in the "Original" mode. - Detects the page frame, crops it and corrects the perspective: you don't need to take a perfect straight shot. VeryPDF Scan & Print will remove any unnecessary background. - Tip: For best edge detection, please place your documents in high contrast to the background, i.e. put your white paper on a dark table. Save & Print: - All scans are saved as JPEG files and can be exported as PDF files from selected pages. - Print scans wirelessly in AirPrint supported printers. - Creates PDF documents with multiple pages. - Exports the documents to Dropbox and other applications. - Prints over AirPrint. Folder Browse & Note: - Organize pages in different folders to classify your scans. - Show page thumbnails in grid layout, tap a thumbnail to zoom in, and swipe left / right to navigate pages. - Add text notes on any page easily. Export / Share Files: - Email as JPEG / PDF - Open In other apps as JPEG / PDF - Save to photo albums - Upload to iCloud Drive, Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, Box, OneDrive, and WebDAV as JPEG / PDF - Open web browser on PC to download JPEG files via WLAN (WiFi Local Area Network) directly - Shares document over Wifi for easy access from your computer - Shares document over Internet/Cloud for easy access from anywhere Import Files: - Import JPEG from other apps as image source for crop and perspective correction and image enhancement - Import PDF from other apps as scanned pages Mobile Scanner: - Use your phone camera to scan receipts, notes, invoices, whiteboard discussions, business cards, certificates, etc. Optimize Scan Quality: - Smart cropping and auto enhancing make the texts and graphics look clear and sharp. Extract Texts from Image: - OCR (optical character recognition) feature extracts texts from single page for further editing or sharing. (Paid app only) Using only your iPhone or iPad you can instantly scan and print any written, printed or graphic material, including: - Contracts for your partners or clients; - Receipts to track your expenses; - Paper notes and mind-maps to save the best ideas for future reference; - Book pages and articles for further reading and analysis; - Texts that don't offer a digital copy; - Bill, Invoice, Contract, Tax Roll, Business Card; - Whiteboard, Memo, Script, Letter; - Blackboard, Note, PPT, Book, Article; - Credential, Certificate, Identity Documents; - Or any other multipage document for different purposes. Download Scan & Print

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In the Game of Game of Thrones, everyone is what they are, and where they are, for a reason. The reveal of Hodor's big secret traverses time and space, and instantly threw Game of Thrones into the realm of the metaphysical. First, I want to acknowledge how nice it was to see Sansa Stark just excoriate Petyr Baelish, who hadn't seen her since selling her off as a goth bride for Ramsay Bolton (thankfully absent this week).

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Opportunities to save money on Sonos speakers are few and far between, to say the least. In fact, Black Friday is pretty much the only time of year that Sonos speakers ever go on sale. They're best-in-class and Sonos knows that people are going to seek them out whether or not they're on sale, so it never really bothers playing the discount game like most other companies do. But right now, with less than a month to go before Father's Day 2016 arrives, you can save money on every single Sonos speaker Amazon sells. HUGE LEAK:  This is our first look at a real iPhone 7 Amazon's big sale on Sonos speakers isn't actually a sale, so to speak. The prices remain the same and you'll have to part the standard amount of cash in order to buy one. With each purchase, however, you'll receive an Amazon gift card valued at between $20 and $140 depending on which speaker or system you purchase. For example, buy the $199 Sonos Play:1 and you'll get an Amazon gift card worth $20. Amazon will give you a free $30 gift card if you purchase a Sonos Play:3 , and the Play:5  or Playbar sound bar will get you $50 cards. There are also combinations available — for example, you'll get a $100 Amazon gift card if you purchase a Playbar and a Sonos Sub . In all likelihood, you're not going to find another opportunity to save on Sonos speakers until Black Friday. So, even if you want one for yourself and not as a Father's Day gift, now is the time to buy. You can see all the available Sonos deals on Amazon right here .

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June is going to be a great month for fans of popular TV shows with Netflix subscriptions. Along with the fourth season of Orange is the New Black , Netflix is also adding The League season 7, Scandal season 5 and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 3. Oh, and a new Voltron series to top it all off. DON'T MISS:  100 of the greatest one-liners in movie history all collected into a single video Other highlights for June include Jurassic Park ,  A Walk to Remember and Academy Award winner Spotlight . Not the most exciting month, but the Netflix original series should help tide you over until July. Check out the full list of additions for June 2016 below: June 1st 7 Chinese Brothers (2015) 72 Cutest Animals: Season 1 72 Dangerous Places: Season 1 A Walk to Remember (2002) Big Stone Gap (2014) Bob Ross: Beauty is Everywhere (1990) Breaking the Magician's Code: Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed: Seasons 1-2 Cold in July (2014) Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land On The Moon? (2001) Cuba: The Forgotten Revolution (2015) (Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies (2015) El Libro de Piedra (1969) Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) Extraordinary Tales (2015) The Fear of 13 (2015) Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez (2015) Gentlemen and Gangsters: Season 1 The Good Witch: Season 1 The Great Alone (2015) Hadwin's Judgement (2015) J. Edgar (2011) Jaco (2015) Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015) Jurassic Park (1993) Jurassic Park III (2001) Lion Heart (2013) The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) Meadowland (2015) The Odd Couple II (1998) Off Camera: Series 1 Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages (2015) Pokémon: XY: Kalos Quest: Season 2 Portrait of a Serial Monogamist (2015) The Resurrection of Jake the Snake (2015) Rock the Kasbah (2015) Sam Klemke's Time Machine (2015) Second Coming (2014) Tab Hunter Confidential (2015) UFOs: The Best Evidence Ever (Caught on Tape) (1997) Underdogs (2013) What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy (2015) Wildlike (2014) June 2nd Beauty & the Beast: Season 3 Hibana: Spark Pretty Little Liars: Season 6 June 3rd Bo Burnham: Make Happy June 6th Darkweb (2015) June 7th Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015) Jarhead 3: The Siege (2016) June 10th Lego Friends: The Power of Friendship: Season 2 Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 1 June 11th Me Him Her (2016) Scandal: Season 5 June 12th Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong (2015) June 14th The League: Season 7 June 15th After The Spill (2015) Boom Bust Boom (2016) The Giver (2014) In the Shadow of the Moon (2007) Naz & Maalik (2015) Night Owls (2015) Poverty, Inc. (2014) Top Spin (2015) TransFatty Lives (2015) June 16th Being Mary Jane: Season 3 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3 The Unborn (2009) June 17th All Hail King Julien: Season 3 Orange is the New Black: Season 4 June 18th Cedar Cove: Season 3 Grey's Anatomy: Season 12 June 19th Bunk'd: Season 1 I Am Thor (2015) June 20th Life Story: Series 1 The Making of Life Story June 21st Best Friends Whenever: Season 1 June 22nd Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) Spotlight (2015) June 24th Dragons: Race to the Edge: Season 3 The Fundamentals of Caring (2016) Justin Time GO! June 27th Cronies (2015) June 29th Life (2015) June 30th A Very Secret Service: Season 1 Palio (2015) (T)ERROR (2015) Check back soon for a full list of the shows being removed from Netflix.

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India's quest to build a reusable space shuttle just cleared its first major hurdle with the successful launch today of a miniature prototype. The shuttle, which is designed to place satellites into orbit, took its first test flight today when it blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, an island located off the country's southeastern coast in the Bay of Bengal. After reaching a peak altitude of 40 miles this morning, the Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD) re-entered the atmosphere at Mach 5 (five times the speed of sound) and successfully descended to a landing spot over the Bay of Bengal, about 279 miles from where it launched, according to a statement from India's Space Research Organization (ISRO).

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Doug Evans is trying to make me love juice.

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Facebook has acquired virtual reality audio company Two Big Ears, and it's using its platform to promote high-quality VR audio. The acquisition, reported by VentureBeat, means that Facebook is rereleasing Two Big Ears' "Spatial Workstation" software as the Facebook 360 Spatial Workstation, currently available here. According to a statement on the site, the software is supposed to "make VR audio succeed across all devices and platforms," and Two Big Ears developers will keep working on it alongside employees from Oculus, which is also owned by Facebook.

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One of the complaints I'm hearing with increasingly regularity in the wake of an Apple or Google launch event is that the company in question is "playing catch-up." Hey Apple, nice job with that Surface Pro clone. Ok Google, I see you have your own Alexa now. Apple and Google are the two great giants of the tech world, and if they're having to catch up to others, that's just a sign of a thriving industry.

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A couple of artists have teamed up with the Czech-German Future Fund to create a vacuum robot that can sort rocks. The result is much more mesmerizing than that description, I promise.

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Although drones can be a bit of a nuisance in the wrong hands, there's no question that they have allowed us to see the world from fascinating new perspectives. For example, over the weekend, the Eco Abrolhos cruise line out of Australia was able to capture footage of a tiger shark feeding frenzy on a whale in Australia's Shark Bay. HUGE LEAK:  This is probably our first look at a real iPhone 7 "Passengers on our 14 day Geraldton to Broome and everywhere in between were treated to an unexpected phenomena whilst cruising inside Dirk Hartog Island," Eco Abrolhos explains  on its Facebook page . Jay Cox, a tour operator for the company,  set the scene for the BBC : "We went around the corner. We come across this splashing in the water, we were so close to them, they were going under the boat, all around the boat, bumping into us. They weren't actually worried about us one little bit. They were actually pretty docile." Cox says that six or eight of the sharks would move in at a time, tearing a piece free from the dead whale and then swimming back out for others to take a turn. The whale was apparently dead before the sharks arrived. You can see some of this incredible footage in the video below, but be warned, there's a whole lot of blood (as you might expect from a shark feeding frenzy):

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The four-fold increase adds credence to a series of reports claiming that Apple is planning a brighter, 5.8-inch OLED display in an iPhone for a 2017 launch. The company received a year's worth of orders in a single quarter and, without ever saying "Apple," Applied Materials still signaled where its products would be going and that it was readying itself for long-term growth. Three of Apple's biggest suppliers — Samsung, LG, and Foxconn (which bought Sharp, earlier this year) — have all announced heavy investments in display manufacturing equipment and technology.

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Deka Research's iBot is poised for a comeback. Inventor Dean Kamen announced this weekend that Deka Research has formed a partnership with Toyota to bring the iBot back to the market. The car manufacturer will license Deka's balancing technologies (Kamen also invented the Segway) for "medical rehabilitative therapy and potentially other purposes." The partnership was announced at the annual convention of the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

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New research shows that Fitbit devices have disturbingly inaccurate heart rate monitors, but the leader in fitness tracker devices says that the study is biased. The study was commissioned by Lieff, Carbraser, Heimann, and Bernstein, the law firm behind a class-action suit against Fitbit that alleges that the heart rate monitors in the Charge HR, Surge, and Blaze are inaccurate, and could pose a health hazard for those who rely on it for precise heart rate measurements. "What the plaintiffs’ attorneys call a “study” is biased, baseless, and nothing more than an attempt to extract a payout from Fitbit.

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New research shows that Fitbit devices have disturbingly inaccurate heart rate monitors, but the leader in fitness tracker devices says that the study is biased. The study was commissioned by Lieff, Carbraser, Heimann, and Bernstein, the law firm behind a class-action suit against Fitbit that alleges that the heart rate monitors in the Charge HR, Surge, and Blaze are inaccurate, and could pose a health hazard for those who rely on it for precise heart rate measurements. “What the plaintiffs’ attorneys call a “study” is biased, baseless, and nothing more than an attempt to extract a payout from Fitbit.

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To launch its next flagship phone, OnePlus is headed back to virtual reality. This time, though, the phone maker is putting out a more advanced VR headset for viewing the release as well buying the new OnePlus 3. OnePlus announced launch plans for the OnePlus 3 phone on its website today (May 23).

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