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Global Technology News for 26 Jun 2016
Microsoft Edge vs. OperaMicrosoft recently bragged that its Edge browser is the best at conserving battery, and Opera took that as a challenge. Is Opera 'over the edge'?
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Cognitive Technology: What ItAt IBM's recent Amplify conference, there was a heavy focus around cognitive technologies, an emerging area that use data mining, pattern recognition and natural language processing to mimic the way... the human brain works. To better understand what it is and why CMOs should care, I consulted with Harriet Green, General Manager, Watson Internet of Things, Commerce and Education, IBM.
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Volkswagen Settles DieselOwners of Volkswagen's troubled diesel cars could get as much as $7,000 as the automaker prepares to shell out over $10 billion to make things right.
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After Citizens Vote ForThe citizens of the United Kingdom have voted for the country to leave the European Union. However, it seems that they only thought of the implications of their choice after the polls closed.
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Sweden Launches First ElectricSiemens and truck manufacturer Scania have launched the first ever electric highway system on a public road in Sweden. The system will propel hybrid trucks over a 1.25-mile stretch, while charging up... their batteries.
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Philippines man charged withOnline attacks against celebrities aren't limited to perpetrators in the US. American officials have unsealed charges against Peter Locsin, a Filipino who allegedly participated in a plot to... compromise the financial accounts of at least five high-pr...
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Next Apple Pencil To SportThe USPTO showed that the next Apple Pencil could come with intriguing features. Multiple touch points and pressure gripping sensitivity are only two of the novelties that can land on the upcoming... Pencil.
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Hyperloop may be aTechnological, regulatory and financial hurdles await companies pushing forward with Musk-envisioned supersonic transport.          
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Drone racing poised to take off in Canada

Toronto Sun - 26 Jun 2016 01:05
Drone racing poised to takeIt's high-speed, high-tech racing where mid-air crashes are common -- but luckily, these pilots keep both feet on the ground.
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Latest Features of iOS 10:It may still be at the pre-release stage, the major features that will help iOS 10 stand out are already on show. What can consumers expect in their iPhones and iPads before the year is out?
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Here comes yet another patentStraight Path Group filed a lawsuit against Apple, alleging its patents were infringed by the Cupertino company's FaceTime. Straight Path Group does seek damages, though it did not specify how much it... wants. The post Here comes yet another patent infringement lawsuit against Apple over FaceTime appeared first on Digital Trends.
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U.S. state department wantsThe Department of State has announced plans to deploy an Internet of Things (IoT) energy platform to conserve more energy, identify potential issues quicker, and monitor the department's sensors. It... will be working with C3 IoT (formerly C3 Energy) to deploy the IoT platform to hundreds of thousands of "data points" over the coming years....
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Chicago startup Proxfinity'sHeadquartered at the Chicago mega-incubator 1871, this startup's product will survey you ahead of an event and signal when you're close to someone you'd want to talk to.
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Sub-Rs 10k smartphone segment to grow 44% in 2016: CMR

Business Standard - 26 Jun 2016 08:52
Smartphone shipment in country expected to grow to about 130 mn units this year from 97 mn last year by 163 brands
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Incipio just bought headphoneYou probably don't see Incipio as more than the company who made your phone case or external battery pack. However, it's quietly becoming something of an accessory powerhouse: it owns brands like... Braven and Incase. And now, it's getting even bigger...
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(Georgetown University Medical Center) In what is believed to be the first study of its kind, researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center's Institute for Reproductive Health are recruiting as... many as 1,200 women to study, in real time, a smartphone app that calculates a woman's chance for pregnancy on a daily basis.
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Curiosity rover may sample Mars water

Engadget - 26 Jun 2016 05:40
Curiosity rover may sampleScientists have already found hints of liquid water on Mars... now, they want to take a close look at it. NASA has revealed that the Curiosity rover will investigate recurring slope lineae (those... streaks you see above) around Mars' Gale Crater in ho...
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Netflix Readying 'XOXO,' AnVideo streaming service Netflix is preparing to release an EDM-themed movie this summer. The music supervisor for the flick has just been announced as the legendary BBC Radio DJ Pete Tong.
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Mark Wahlberg adds support toActor Mark Wahlberg teams up with Indian Motorcycle to support the 2016 Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis, a nine-day epic journey from L.A. to South Dakota. The tour will stop in multiple cities and... offer "Motorcycle Therapy" to wounded veterans. The post Mark Wahlberg adds support to Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Google live support app wouldBuying a Nexus device straight from Google can be a little intimidating to newcomers. It's not as if you can visit a Google store or your carrier for help, after all. If an Android Police leak is... accurate, however, you might not have to. The Andro...
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The hungry consumer and the software pivot

TechCrunch - 26 Jun 2016 04:00
The hungry consumer and the The internet has become a lonely space, and consumers are hungry for something new. We don’t talk much anymore about new processors, video cards and faster dialup modems — at least not like we... used to. The technology industry, specifically the internet, continues to become further standardized and isolating, which makes it harder for new players to get an edge.
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Airbnb to mayors: 'We want to pay taxes'

USA Today - 26 Jun 2016 03:52
Airbnb to mayors: 'We want toAt a gathering of more than 200 mayors Saturday, Airbnb officials extended an enticing offer: Let us collect millions in unpaid hotel taxes for you.          
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New leaks show bigger lensPhotos published on Saturday depict what are claimed to be rear shells for Apple's "iPhone 7" and "7 Plus" -- and particularly, evidence of the new camera technology the devices are using.
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A rising tide lifts all ...Designed to withstand rising sea levels and the impact of climate change, the Tidal House is a concept that aims to ebb and flow right alongside our changing global environment. The post A rising tide... lifts all … houses? Movable stilt homes keep you high and dry appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Legendary Fashion PhotographerBill Cunningham, the legendary fashion photographer who shot street-style portraits for the New York Times for nearly 4 decades, died in New York on Saturday, just days after suffering a stroke. He... was 87. Cunningham, whose life and work were featured in the 2010 documentary Bill Cunningham New York, documented fashion on the streets of […]
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Kanye West premiered the music video for "Famous" last night in Los Angeles, and it's absolute clickbait in the most congratulatory meaning of the word. Because lots of people are going to click on... headlines like:
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As the largest international gathering of coral reef experts comes to a close, scientists have sent a letter to Australian officials calling for action to save the world's reefs, which are being... rapidly damaged
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Brexit May Well Never Happen

Slate - 26 Jun 2016 01:14
The "Leave" campaign won an unexpectedly decisive majority in Thursday's referendum on Britain's EU membership. So why do Brexit's biggest backers already seem so discombobulated?
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Two additional SolarCity Corp board members with ties to Elon Musk are recusing themselves from making decisions regarding Tesla Motors Inc's offer to buy the solar power company, in a bid to... alleviate corporate governance concerns surrounding a potential deal. The new recusals mean the majority of SolarCity's board will be sitting out the decision on whether to be acquired by Tesla.
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Microsoft will stop making theMicrosoft's Surface 3 has been on the market for over a year with no successor in sight, but it now looks like the lower-cost Windows tablet is on its way out... well, eventually. The company has... confirmed to ZDNet that it will stop producing the Sur...
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Telecoms open shop on Madison Many companies have transformed and realigned their focus with great success. Avon transitioned from peddling books door-to-door to marketing beauty products. Wrigley started as a soap and baking... soda company. IBM originally sold massive mainframe computers and calculators. Now, telecom companies are making similar pivots into a lucrative industry. The battle du jour is about customer data…
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This Week's Top Downloads

Life Hacker - 26 Jun 2016 01:00
This Week's Top DownloadsEvery week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.
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Smartphone addicts get streetSmartphones can be dangerous. Not because they may potentially cause cancer (that's a valid concern), but because people are so glued to them and often not looking at what they're walking into on the... street. With the help of the National Police Agency, Seoul, South Korea's Metropolitan Government is taking preventive measures to warn the city's citizens to be more aware of their surroundings when using their smartphones. SEE ALSO: The 7 things to delete first when your iPhone storage is full The Seoul government unveiled two traffic signs as a part of a pilot program, which you can see below. One sign, "Warning: Using Smartphone while Walking," is for warning pedestrians about the dangers of getting hit by a car while using a smartphone while crossing the street.
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The rise of 'LegalTech': aIn a guest post, lawyer and startup founder Dominik Tobschall provides us with an extensive overview of the 'legaltech' market and opportunities in Germany.
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Shanghai startup italki raisesEnglish is by far the most popular language in the network, but more cash means new opportunities
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X-Doria Defense Lux: Stylish,The X-Doria Defense Lux is one of those rare cases that both seriously protects your iPhone and looks good doing it.
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Bloodthirsty robot, gore,ABE VR earns a first of its kind 15+ age restriction for a VR title from the BBFC. It takes horror to a new level by allowing viewers to experience the movie first hand as a character, ABE the robot's... chosen victim to find love. The post Bloodthirsty robot, gore, violence, and VR add up to 15 + BBFC rating for ABE VR appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Make Perfect S'mores IndoorsIf your camping trip plans fell through, you can still enjoy the best part of the experience--the s'mores--in your kitchen. All you need is a culinary torch.
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