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LocationAmerican Technology News for 6 May 2016

Third Party App 'Littlebook'Although a number of social networks have introduced scaled-down apps for the Apple Watch, the biggest holdout thus far has been Facebook. Thanks to a third party app called "Littlebook," Facebook... users will now be able to browse their news feeds right from Apple's wearable device (via The Next Web). In addition to basic browsing, Littlebook lets users interact with posts by tapping to like things, and even includes full in-line photos and videos in the news feed. An offline mode lets users save articles to read later, and the app allows for transferring over to the iPhone with Handoff support, if the small size of the Apple Watch isn't enough for lengthy reads. There's also a voice dictation feature that can be used to post full status updates to your friends and family. Reto Stuber,...
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Self-Driving Taxis May Hit the Road Within a Year

Scientific American - 6 May 2016 16:00
Self-Driving Taxis May Hit theLyft and GM will start testing self-driving cars for transportation --
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Some riders will start usingSome Lyft riders will be stepping inside driverless cars within a year, the company said Thursday. As part of its partnership with GM, the ride-hailing service says tests using self-driving Chevrolet... Bolts will take place in a yet-to-be-named U.S. city. The post Some riders will start using Lyft’s self-driving taxis within a year appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Paytsar Bkhchadzhyan is a woman with a colorful past and a bummer of a present. She arrived this week in news stories with a string of criminal convictions, and gained notoriety for pleading "no... contest" to felony identity theft early this year. Her...
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Facebook to face privacyA San Francisco federal judge rejected Facebook's request to toss a lawsuit alleging its use of facial recognition technology invades users' privacy.          
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In 1986 There Was a BreakdanceAge ain't nothing but a number. These guys are now in their 40s, 50s and 60s and they're killing it!
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$79B Charter-Time Warner CableThe Federal Communications Commission has voted to approve Charter Communications' $79 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, an expected move that clears the way for the... companies to integrate their assets to create the          
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Jeff Bezos Sells $671 MillionBezos sold after Amazon's blow out earnings report
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Instagram is a wonderful social network for sharing pictures and moments, and now that Instagram supports multiple account switching you can easily change between personal, public, private, and work... related Instagram accounts. If you have decided you no longer want to use Instagram, or no longer need a particular Instagram account, or perhaps you have ...
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This weekend's best deals on audio tech

USA Today - 6 May 2016 22:48
This weekend's best deals onThese are sound investments.          
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Slugger Reggie JacksonReggiesGarage.com is a way to share his passion for vintage American muscle cars.          
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World's largest particleThe world's most powerful proton smasher is preparing for its biggest run yet which scientists hope will uncover new particles that could dramatically change our understanding of the Universe.
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SpaceX Racks up Another Sea Landing

Scientific American - 6 May 2016 16:15
SpaceX Racks up Another SeaThe second successful landing of a Falcon 9 booster on a floating barge is a milestone for the aerospace company --
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Tesla's car battery upsell

The Loop - 6 May 2016 15:48
Jordan Golson, writing for The Verge: Tesla is selling a car with an "upgradable" battery. Only it's not upgradable in the take-it-to-the-dealer-and-they'll-swap-out-some-hardware sense. Instead, you... give Tesla thousands of dollars to "unlock" hardware that's already included in your car with an over-the-air software update. This is the emerging model. Not sure I like this particular "in app purchase".∞ Read this on The Loop
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Lab Failures Turn to Gold in Search for New Materials

Scientific American - 6 May 2016 15:20
Lab Failures Turn to Gold inData from failed experiments combines with machine learning to predict successful chemical reactions and form new hypotheses  --
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Holograms are still mostly science-fiction fodder, but researchers at Queen's University's Human Media Lab have developed a prototype smartphone that uses holographic technology to display dynamic 3D... images without the need for head tracking or annoying glasses.
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Orbital Targets July for 1stSatellite and rocket builder Orbital ATK on May 5 said its re-engined Antares medium-lift launch vehicle likely would make its first flight in July and would be nicely profitable for Orbital even if... it wins no other customers beyond its current NASA space
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Astronaut feared he'd be leftTim Peake was concerned deteriorating relations with Russia would leave him stranded in space.          
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Einstein's EquivalenceAn orbital experiment is about to test to see if objects really fall at same speed in a gravitational field -- or wither some exotic physics may be detected.
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New Tech Will Pin Down Earth'sEarlier this year, NASA and several partners tested new technology that will make it easier to measure Earth's position in space and time. The work will likely improve navigation of space missions and... geophysical studies of Earth.
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Huawei P9 vs P8: Is it worth upgrading?

Pocket-lint - 6 May 2016 09:51
Huawei P9 vs P8: Is it worthHuawei has made several smartphone announcements over the last few months. The Mate S and the Mate 8 both arrived in the latter half of 2015 and received plenty of praise. They are now joined by the... Chinese company's next flagship and it's bigger brother...
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Oculus exec Mary Lou JepsenDeparture comes amid exploding interest in taking headset-wearing users to computer-generated environments.
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Android N splits upThe Stagefright security exploit definitely sent the Android world in a tumble. It put Android security and integrity under a microscope and increased the scrutiny of Android fragmentation and the... dismally slow rollout of critical security updates. For its part, Google addressed the latter issue by starting monthly security updates, at least for its own Nexus devices. Some, but sadly …
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Apple, Google parent company Alphabet and a number of established car makers are reportedly on the hunt for prime real estate in the San Francisco Bay Area to serve their respective autonomous vehicle... projects, with Apple in particular said to be looking at an 800,000-square-foot plot.
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Almost 80 percent of activeHas Reddit proven Godwin's Law? A new study shows that 78 percent of Reddit threads that contain over 1,000 comments mention Nazis or Hitler, and reveals the subreddits where the words are most... popular. The post Almost 80 percent of active Reddit threads mention Nazis or Hitler appeared first on Digital Trends.
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