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Super Mario Run won't dash into the iOS app store until next Thursday (or on the Google Play store until next year), but you can get your hands on the iconic plumber's latest adventure right now. All you need to do is get to your nearest Apple store, where you'll find a demo version of the auto runner on iPhones and iPads starting today (Dec. 8). Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé announced this exciting news on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night (Dec. 7).

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A full version of Windows 10 will be available for ARM-powered laptops next year. Microsoft revealed today that it plans to support existing desktop apps on ARM chipsets through a new emulation layer. The version of Windows 10 that will power this looks exactly like the desktop we’re familiar with for Intel-powered machines, and Microsoft demonstrated the new functionality by showing off video playback, Adobe Photoshop, and Microsoft Office support all on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor.

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Taking a page from the iPhone 7's Jet Black model, Samsung is releasing a Black Pearl version of the Galaxy S7 Edge, and it will be available in select markets starting Dec. 9. In a press release, Samsung says that this hue will be exclusive to the 128GB version of the S7 Edge, which means you will probably have to pay a pretty penny if you happen to be in one of the select market where this device will be released. The current 32GB version of the S7 Edge is already pretty pricey at $792 (or about $33 per month), so it wouldn't be a surprise if the 128GB Black Pearl version cost $100 more.

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Our quest to find you the perfect gift for every friend and family member in your life continues, and today we've got something for that special gadget geek in your life. When we say "special," we mean you really better like this person, because this gift isn't cheap. It's awesome though, and we guarantee your recipient is going to love it. It's called Skybuds , and it's a truly wireless earbuds solution — you know, kind of like Apple's upcoming AirPods, but without the most ridiculous design that has ever been conceived by man. The Skybuds earbuds look great, they sound better than many rival offerings, they come with a carrying case that doubles as a portable charger, and they last for 4 straight hours of playback before needing to be recharged. Here are some more key details: Premium sound and industry-leading, reliable connectivity 4 hours of listening time per SKYBUD and 24 hours on-the-go battery life with sky dock Digital microphone for calls Ergonomic fit and sweat proof / water-resistant Now, here's the rub: they're pretty pricey at $249.99, which is why we mentioned that this gift is only good for someone you really like. If you're looking for a good set of truly wireless earbuds with a slightly lower price, check out the Samsung Gear IconX .

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British satellite company Inmarsat will switch to using Arianespace from rival SpaceX to launch a new satellite to provide broadband connectivity to air passengers, it said on Thursday. The S-band satellite had been scheduled to launch with technology billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX but Inmarsat said setbacks to SpaceX's launch schedule prompted it to turn to Arianespace instead. Inmarsat said on Thursday that European-owned Arianespace will launch the S-band satellite in mid-2017.

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Facebook made its contribution to the weirdly crowded genre of tech platform year-in-review blog posts today, highlighting 2016’s most-discussed stories on its increasingly controversial platform for the sharing of all news fake, real, and imagined.

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With an influx of third-party rip-offs from China, the sad state of Kickstarter campaigns, and the fact that even historically well-funded crowdfunded products can’t make it in the market, gadgets are done for, Farhad says. Everywhere you look, these days, gadgets seem on the rocks. GoPro may be going bust, while Jawbone, Nest and other members of the gentry of gadget pageantry look just about ready to stick a fork into.

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Samsung has announced a seventh color option for the Galaxy S7 Edge: Black Pearl. Obviously Apple doesn’t have a patent on glossy black smartphones (though we wouldn’t put it past them), but the black pearl S7 Edge does make for a good companion to the iPhone 7 in jet black. The black pearl color option for the Edge joins white pearl, black onyx, gold platinum, silver titanium, blue coral, and pink gold.

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Germany is investigating whether Volkswagen's (VW) sportscar brand Porsche used software to disguise exhaust emissions, the country's car industry regulator said on Thursday, in a fresh blow to VW's attempts to move on from a 15 month-old scandal. Germany's Motor Transport Authority, KBA, said it was examining software that can measure the angle of a car's steering wheel. At stake is whether Porsche used software to detect whether its cars were being subjected to laboratory tests, using this information to switch to a less polluting emissions pattern than would occur under normal driving conditions.

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Despite its origins as a PlayStation 3 game — and in glaring contrast to Final Fantasy XV, another new title that dates back to the mid-2000s — the PlayStation 4 release that landed this week after nearly a decade in development simply doesn’t feel fit for purpose. The Last Guardian’s predecessor, 2005’s sublime Shadow of the Colossus, had many of the same flaws. The Last Guardian’s development was famously protracted, and switching console generations in the middle of production isn’t easy for anyone.

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In his two years driving for Uber, Scott Winbolt has seen some fairly ridiculous behavior from riders: open containers of alcohol, dirty feet on the dashboard, people trying to sneak four people in a backseat designed for three. “I try to be as accommodating as possible,” says Winbolt, who owns a small business in San Diego while driving for Uber on the side. Up until now, Uber hasn’t been very clear about what behavior is frowned upon, and what behavior will get you banned from using the service.

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Google famously asked interview candidates brainteasers like 'How many golf balls fit into a school bus?' Here are some similar puzzles, and reasons why this method can help you find the right applicant.

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The US surgeon general says that the increased use of e-cigarettes among young people represents a “major public health concern,” The Washington Post reports, and is calling on lawmakers to implement regulations that would curb their use among American youth. In a report to be released on Thursday, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says that although there is a need for further research on the long-term effects of e-cigarettes, exposure to nicotine through vaping poses serious health risks to young people. “We know enough right now to say that youth and young adults should not be using e-cigarettes or any other tobacco product, for that matter,” Murthy said in an interview with the Post.

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Germany's domestic intelligence agency on Thursday said it had seen a striking increase in Russian propaganda and disinformation campaigns aimed at destabilizing German society, and targeted cyber attacks against political parties. "We see aggressive and increased cyber spying and cyber operations that could potentially endanger German government officials, members of parliament and employees of democratic parties," Hans-Georg Maassen, head of the domestic BfV intelligence agency, said in statement.

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BERLIN (AP) — Germany's domestic intelligence agency says Russia is trying to destabilize German society and the state with propaganda campaigns and cyberattacks.

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Microsoft is delivering a new beta build of Windows 10 to testers this week, packed with a lot of small additions. Chief among them is some interesting changes to Cortana, Microsoft’s digital assistant. In build 14986 of Windows 10, available now for Fast Ring testers, Cortana will now let you turn off your PC, put it to sleep, or restart by using your voice.

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Leaping out of the labs at UC Berkeley and straight into my heart, it's SALTO: a robot designed not to deliver salty quips on the internet, as its name suggests, but to jump good. SALTO actually stands for Saltatorial Locomotion on Terrain Obstacles.

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Technical trade secrets were stolen from ThyssenKrupp AG in a cyber attack earlier this year, the steelmaker said on Thursday. "ThyssenKrupp has become the target of a massive cyber attack," the German company said in a statement. In attacks discovered in April and traced back to February, hackers stole project data from ThyssenKrupp's plant engineering division and from other areas yet to be determined, the company said.

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If there was ever a match made in audiovisual heaven it was 4K video and Planet Earth — the BBC’s flagship nature documentary series. The two were destined for one another, and today, the UK broadcaster announced that it would be testing its first broadcast of Planet Earth II in 4K and high dynamic range (HDR) video. Viewers in the UK with compatible TVs will be able to watch a four-minute clip from the new series via the BBC’s on-demand iPlayer app.

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese robotics startup ZMP Inc will delay its listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, originally set for Dec. 19, the company said on Thursday, after it found client information had leaked on to the Internet. The leaked information has already been deleted and the company has found no new leaks, it said in a news release. ZMP had received approval for an initial public offering worth up to $82 million as it seeks funds to speed development of autonomous driving technology. (Reporting by Minami Funakoshi; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson said on Thursday sweeping staff cuts in its Nordic home market were running ahead of plan, resulting in higher restructuring costs this year than previously forecast. The company said it expected restructuring costs this year of 5.5-6.5 billion Swedish crowns ($606 million - $717 million), higher than a previous estimate of 4 -5 billion. In 2017, restructuring costs were in turn expected to decrease somewhat though a precise estimate would only be announced in January.

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If you want to dive into the realm of LDAP, learn how to have that server up and running quickly and easily.

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One of the big questions of 2017 will be how (or if) Samsung recovers from the double whammy of its disastrous Note 7 release and Google's triumphant Pixel launch this year. The company's answer, it seems, is to push the boundaries of design with the next Galaxy S flagship phone, which Bloomberg today reports will feature an "all-screen" design. An instructive example of what such a Galaxy S8 might look like is provided by Xiaomi's recently introduced Mi Mix smartphone.

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The hidden secrets of Egyptian mummies up to 3,000 years old have been virtually unwrapped and reconstructed for the first time using cutting-edge scanning technology in a joint British-Australian exhibition. Three-dimensional images of six mummies aged between 900BC and 140-180AD from ancient Egypt, which have been held at the British Museum but never physically unwrapped, give an insight into what it was like to live along the Nile river thousands of years ago. "We are revealing details of all their physical remains as well as the embalming material used by the embalmers like never before," the British Museum's physical anthropology curator Daniel Antoine told AFP at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney Thursday.

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It’s probably the most famous song in video games being played by the most famous video game designer and producer — he’s also the most adorable. It’s a big day for Nintendo with Miyamoto doing the press rounds ahead of the launch of Super Mario Run next week. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé was also on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to show off the new Nintendo Switch console.

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