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Rumour: Apple Working On 4K iMac & 12-inch Retina MacBook Air
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Apple is now offering users the chance to preview its latest desktop software, OS X Yosemite, as the second stage in beta-testing. Soon after the move, rumours have cropped up suggesting that the company could release the final version of the OS in October. In addition to the new version of OS X, Apple could […]

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Outlook grim for orbiting Russian zero-G sex geckos
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Russian space agency Roscosmos issued a number of statements earlier today indicating that their Foton-M4 satellite is in trouble. According to Russian state-owned news agency ITAR-TASS, the scientific research satellite with its payload of experiments is still sending back telemetry, but it’s unresponsive to commands sent from the ground. In a separate report, ITAR-TASS quotes […]

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NASA Made An Underground Water Map To See Just How Bad The Drought Is
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On this dry July day, news about the drought that’s engulfed most of the western United States continues to get worse. But how do we know how extensive the current megadrought is? We actually can measure from the sky, but not in the way you think. Read more…

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They’re Here: Massive Mayfly Emergence in Wisconsin
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This amazing mass emergence is a giant orgy. And good news about water quality.

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Facebook Explains Why It Wants to Be a Retail Store
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There’s a new internet retailer on the world’s smartphones, tablets, and PCs. It’s called Facebook. Last week, Mark Zuckerberg and company started testing a “Buy” button inside the News Feed posts and ads that turn up on the world’s most popular social network, letting users instantly pay for goods and services from other merchants without […]

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Hacker claims breach of <i>Wall Street Journal</i> and <i>Vice</i> websites, punts ‘user data’ for sale
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Also supposedly hit a gadgets site called ‘CNET’ A hacker known for attacking news websites has claimed successful hacks against both the Wall Street Journal and Vice.…

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Taptalk Taps Phone Contacts To Add Friends, And A New Game Emerges
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 One of the issues I’ve been grappling with with the Taptalk social photos and location app, is that although it’s super simple and addictive — way more so that Snapchat I’d say — adding friends until now has been a chore. You had to literally type people’s handles in to the app. But, good news […]

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Google Confirms Android Wear Will Support Custom Watch Faces
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Android has always been know for being heavily customisable, so it didn’t come as a shock when Google announced its Android Wear platform will support watch faces from third-party developers. There are already a few options available for download on the Play Store, but they somehow don’t work as they’re supposed to. The company said […]

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How Do Airline Pilots Respond After A Crash?
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After the tragic crash of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 on Thursday, and amid the wall-to-wall news coverage, I began to wonder about something we don’t typically see on the news — How do these incidents affect pilots? I reached out to my pilot friend, Mike to find out. Read more…

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