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Emoji are changing the way we society communicate. What better way to celebrate Halloween than by dressing up as your favorite one?>

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This year, Apple and Samsung will compete for the first time ever for phablet buyers’ attention. Apple launched its first 5.5-inch phablet on September 19th, while Samsung followed almost a month later with its fourth-generation big-screen Galaxy Note model. YouTube channel MacMixing (via 9to5Mac) took a closer look at both the iPhone 6 Plus and the Galaxy Note 4 by highlighting their main features in an extended video. FROM EARLIER: iPhone 6 Plus vs. Galaxy Note 4: The ultimate camera shootout Each phone has advantages and disadvantages that buyers should be aware of before purchasing a large smartphone, but the iPhone 6 Plus vs. Galaxy Note 4 battle is expected to be fierce this Christmas shopping season. So far, Apple has enjoyed record sales according

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This year, Apple and Samsung will compete for the first time ever for phablet buyers’ attention. Apple launched its first 5.5-inch phablet on September 19th, while Samsung followed almost a month later with its fourth-generation big-screen Galaxy Note model. YouTube channel MacMixing (via 9to5Mac) took a closer look at both the iPhone 6 Plus and the Galaxy Note 4 by highlighting their main features in an extended video. FROM EARLIER: iPhone 6 Plus vs. Galaxy Note 4: The ultimate camera shootout Each phone has advantages and disadvantages that buyers should be aware of before purchasing a large smartphone, but the iPhone 6 Plus vs. Galaxy Note 4 battle is expected to be fierce this Christmas shopping season. So far, Apple has enjoyed record sales according

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NEW YORK (AP) — Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch just to have access to a few favorite shows might be expected to start cancelling cable service in droves. Get Netflix, throw in HBO, add a network here and there — why would anyone sign up now for cable?

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There really has never been a better time to be a music fan — particularly if you’re a music fan who loves exploring vast catalogs of music that you won’t find on any top 40 radio stations. Pandora and Spotify have proven to be the two most popular music streaming services so far but there are plenty of competitors that are lining up to take the crown, led by Apple and its newly acquired Spotify rival Beats Music. All this added competition can only mean one thing: Streaming price wars are coming. RELATED: Netflix is reeling from its $1 price hike – and that’s incredible news for American consumers Spotify on Monday announced that it will soon launch a new program called

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BOSTON (Reuters) - The $108 billion Fidelity Contrafund continues to have a big appetite for Facebook Inc's stock, adding to its position in the social media company during the third quarter and praising its mobile ad revenue growth and "visionary management." The fund, which is the largest mutual fund owner of Facebook, disclosed adding to its position in its third-quarter commentary letter to investors on Monday. ...

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If the zombie apocalypse ever arrives, you'll be happy you dropped a ton of cash for a log cabin designed to fortify you against attacks by the undead.>

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Users of the iPhone 5S and the latest iPhones and iPads can now secure and access their Dropbox documents via Apple's fingerprint sensor.>

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By Natasha Baker TORONTO (Reuters) - Parents eager to get their children away from television and video screens can turn to new apps that aim to get youngsters to learn while playing in the real world. New iPhone apps for children by companies such as Osmo and Tiggly are designed to help children learn spatial, language, counting and physics concepts while playing with tangible objects. Tangram, Words and Newton from California-based Osmo let children manipulate objects in the real world and to interact with games on the screen. ...

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Siri, Google Now and Cortana are the three main voice-based virtual assistants available on competing mobile operating system from Apple, Google and Microsoft, respectively. While there’s fierce competition between them as each company tries to improve its own assistant solution and beat the others, there’s one way these advanced apps can help without necessarily having to be extremely accurate and fast. For at least one autistic boy, Siri has become a best friend and a virtual companion that has all the time in the world to patiently answer all his queries, one way or another. FROM EARLIER: The funniest thing you’ll see today: Jimmy Kimmel and Siri the waitress “Just how bad a mother am I? I wondered, as I watched my 13-year-old

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CVS apparently has a plan to make up some of the $2 billion in annual profits that it's losing from cutting off the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products last month. According to The Wall Street Journal, the plan takes advantage of the fact that CVS also owns Caremark, one of the United State's largest pharmacy benefits managers — which are intermediaries between insurance companies and pharmacies. CVS' reported plan is to have Caremark begin raising certain customers' copays by up to $15 when they fill a prescription at a pharmacy that sells tobacco products.

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CVS apparently has a plan to make up some of the $2 billion in annual profits that it's losing from cutting off the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products last month. According to The Wall Street Journal, the plan takes advantage of the fact that CVS also owns Caremark, one of the United State's largest pharmacy benefits managers — which are intermediaries between insurance companies and pharmacies. CVS' reported plan is to have Caremark begin raising certain customers' copays by up to $15 when they fill a prescription at a pharmacy that sells tobacco products.

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Google's email app for Android is expanding its horizons to handle other mail services, according to an apparent leaked video on Android Police and Videme.>

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What happens when an iPhone bends too much? One man says his bent so much it punctured the battery and caught fire, causing second-degree burns to his leg.>

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Among James Bond's many glorious gadgets over the years, one that stands out even to this day is his submarine car from The Spy Who Loved Me (1977): a modified 1977 Lotus Espirit S1 sportscar that was shown driving directly from land into water. In real life, there was no such transforming amphibious vehicle: seven different cars were used to create the submarine scenes in the film — one of them being little more than an Espirit-shaped shell wrapped around a working submarine. Now you can own one of the three other remaining land models for a fitting $1 million. ...

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Up-and-coming singer FKA twigs is using Google Glass to inspired, if somewhat unsettling, effect. For her latest conceptual video #ThroughGlass, twigs dons the headset and suddenly bursts into dance, seemingly inspired by the video streaming directly into her eyes. After showing off her own well-renowned skills, we see her toggle through other dance styles, which summons twigs doppelgängers who all perform and mug for the camera while twigs herself is left overwhelmed.

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Apple’s iOS 8.1 update is now available to download. The biggest addition is the new Apple Pay service which goes live today alongside iOS 8.1. Apple Pay will allow iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3 owners to pay for goods within compatible apps by simply swiping a finger with Touch ID. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners will also be able to use their phones to tap card readers in participating stores to pay for goods using a combination of Touch ID and NFC. Apple Pay integrates into the existing Passbook feature on iOS 8. ...

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As promised, Apple has just released the latest and greatest version of its smartphone and tablet operating system, iOS 8.1. It’s not quite the tremendous leap forward that iOS 8 was compared to iOS 7, of course, but it brings a bunch of great new features and fixes with it, and it probably won’t brick your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus like iOS 8.0.1 did. FROM EARLIER: The single most important trick every iPhone 6 and 6 Plus user needs to know Downloading and installing Apple’s new iOS 8.1 update couldn’t be easier. On your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, simply open the Settings app and go to General > Software Update. The follow the on-screen instructions to download and install

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Satya Nadella says he found no gender pay gap at his company, but adds that more work needs to be done to increase workplace equality.>

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