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Toshiba Corp will expand its accounting probe to other operations with a focus on its TV, computer and chip businesses, public broadcaster NHK reported Friday, as it investigates bookkeeping irregularities for some infrastructure projects. The probe will cover the five years through March this year, NHK said, citing unnamed sources. A Toshiba spokesman said the reports were not based on any company announcements, adding that it has nothing to announce now regarding the scope of the investigation.

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Hewlett-Packard Co , which is in the process of splitting itself, forecast separation-related costs below the expectation of several analysts and reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit. The world's No. 2 personal computer maker, whose shares rose more than 3 percent in extended trading on Thursday, kept its profit forecast unchanged for the full year, allaying fears of a strong dollar and weak enterprise demand for its services.

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Hewlett-Packard Co , which is in the process of splitting itself, forecast separation-related costs below the expectation of several analysts and reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit. The world's No. 2 personal computer maker, whose shares rose more than 3 percent in extended trading on Thursday, kept its profit forecast unchanged for the full year, allaying fears of a strong dollar and weak enterprise demand for its services.

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Need for Speed: Most Wanted was one of my favorite games of the last generation. It’s the second best open world racing game ever made (after the inimitable Forza Horizon 2), but its follow-up, Need for Speed Rivals, just didn’t connect with me. I wanted something even bigger and more impressive, but what I got was a conservative step into the new console generation. A year and a half later, developer Ghost Games is back with another Need for Speed, and the first teaser just went live. READ MORE: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: PS4 vs. Xbox One performance comparison EA and Ghost Games haven’t revealed much about the new entry, but according to a press release we received earlier today, this will be

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New Zealand has upped its total investment in its ultra-fast broadband and rural broadband project to NZ$2 billion.

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On today's show, Khail and Ashley cover a variety of future tech crowdfunding efforts, including an updated satellite time capsule for alien life forms, fabric made by 3D printing liquids onto metal molds, and a basic cell phone that can only make or receive calls.

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The lightweight version of mobile operating system Android would help smart devices communicate better with each other, according to a report in The Information.

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By using some network architecture that's sick, this rapping code knows the best rhymes to pick.

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Spotify wants to hook you up with more than just catchy beats. For that to work for the masses, the company must know what you'll like before you do -- even if it's not music.

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If you’re familiar with Tim and Eric, you might know that fans of their unique style of comedy are constantly ravenous for more content from the bizarre duo. Whether its TV shows or movies, separate or together, their audience is always willing to follow them, which is why their next baffling venture couldn’t be more appropriate. On July 7th, Tim and Eric are publishing a book called “Tim and Eric’s Zone Theory: 7 Easy Steps to Achieve a Perfect Life,” and based on the trailer they released on Thursday, it kind of looks like their starting a religion. DON’T MISS: Every new movie and TV show you’ll be able to stream on Netflix in June According to the description on the Amazon

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Numerous Apple Watch owners at MacRumors and Apple's own support forums are reporting that the device's heart rate sensor has been taking readings less consistently ever since Apple released a software update on Tuesday. The frequency of heart rate measurements jumps dramatically during workouts so that the Watch can better track your exertion in real time. Ever since the 1.0.1 update, the Apple Watch has been far more sporadic in when it decides to take a reading.

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A system that replaces verbal communication between pilots and air traffic controllers with computerized messages was unveiled Thursday by federal aviation officials, who said the system will reduce delays during weather events and cut down on errors that occur during routine voice transmissions.

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Erik Sorto hasn't been able to move his arms or legs in a decade, after a gunshot wound 13 years ago rendered him quadriplegic. "I want to be able to drink my own beer — to be able to take a drink at my own pace, when I want to take a sip out of my beer, and to not have to ask somebody to give it to me," Sorto says in a statement from the California Institute of Technology. Previously, scientists focused on the primary motor cortex, a part of the brain which coordinates the contractions muscles require to move — but that made for jerky movements.

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Technically Incorrect: On a snowy trail in the woods, a bear meets a Swedish man -- and apparently meets its match.

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By Euan Rocha and Alastair Sharp VANCOUVER/TORONTO (Reuters) - The successful initial public offering of Shopify could prompt Hootsuite, another promising Canadian tech startup, to tap public markets sooner rather than later, its chief executive said on Thursday. Ottawa-based Shopify's shares rose as much as 69 percent in the e-commerce software maker's U.S. debut on Thursday, giving it a $2 billion-plus valuation. The CEO of Vancouver-based Hootsuite, which sells software to manage social media to companies and organisations, said the investor enthusiasm for Shopify's launch bolsters their own plans.

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Apple is expected to soon unveil its own music streaming service that’s supposed to take on the big players in the streaming music business, including Spotify and others. A new report says that Apple might be interested in launching its new music service in international markets as well, not just the U.S.  DON’T MISS: Internet Health Test aims to tell you if your ISP is violating net neutrality According to Billboard, Apple is already negotiating an early launch in Russia for its Apple Music streaming service, a move that suggests the company might be eager to make it available in many markets as soon as possible. Russia might be among the first markets to get the service, sources at leading Russian

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Six months into the trial period for YouTube's subscription music service, the company is still working to create a service people will be willing to pay for. To that end, beta testers received an email today telling them their free subscriptions will be extended until September 15th. "As one of an exclusive group of Music Key beta users, your feedback has helped make it better each day," the email read.

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The chairman of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said he would announce a compromise bill on bulk telephone data collection on Friday. Republican Chairman Richard Burr said on Thursday he expected votes Friday on a two-month extension of Patriot Act provisions and a separate bill, to end the bulk data collection program and replace it with a more targeted approach.

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(Reuters) - Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd said it plans to buy back 12 million shares, sending its stock up nearly 2 percent in extended trading in the United States. BlackBerry, which has not repurchased any outstanding securities in the last one year, said it would present a new employee share purchase program and propose an increase in its equity incentive plan at its annual meeting next month. BlackBerry said it would buy the shares, representing about 2.6 percent of its outstanding public float, over the Nasdaq Stock Market or on the Toronto Stock Exchange, subject to approval.

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Mad Max is absolutely gorgeous, relying on sweeping shots of deserts and real vehicles to create its strange, post-apocalyptic world. Artists Zachary Johnson and Ronen V put together a poster that animates scenes from the Mad Max trailer with oil paintings. The way each painting bleeds over the edge of its frame is a wonderful touch that definitely falls in line with the Mad Max vibe.

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Try as it might, HBO simply can’t keep Game of Thrones piracy at bay. Despite HBO’s best efforts as of late, which have included going after Periscope users and even bars holding public viewings of the show, the demand for GOT is simply too overwhelming to keep piracy in check. This week’s most recent episode was reportedly downloaded over 3.5 million times in just a 24-hour period, setting a new record in the process. So even with HBO Now subscriptions presumably doing quite well (the iOS app is the 8th highest grossing app on the App Store), GOT related piracy is seemingly a force that can’t be stopped. DON’T MISS: $10 gadget that looks like a harmless phone charger lets you spy

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