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Apple Previews watchOS 3; Faster, Simpler with Breakthrough Health Features

Apple quickly revealed new Apple Watch apps are coming. watchOS 3's Scribble function appears when you respond to a message as an additional option to the usual canned replies, and it works not only with English, but also multinationally, able to recognise even Chinese characters.

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Lenovo to launch world's first Tango phone in September for $499

One can play with dominoes, explore the planets, defend oneself from invading aliens, or feed one's virtual dog-all through phone. Lenovo's Phab2 Pro will feature extra cameras and sensors that let the device perceive things in its surroundings.

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Microsoft has a brilliant plan to conquer VR with its HoloLens platform

The Windows Holographic platform powers mixed-reality experiences now available on Microsoft HoloLens. Microsoft says Universal Windows apps can run on the Windows Holographic platform, and that today this number reaches about a thousand.

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Asus reveals Zenfone 3, plus Deluxe and Ultra variants

While the screen sizes vary, they all offer 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution. The ZenFone range by ASUS is certainly no slouch in the smartphone arena, delivering some solid specs and a decent price tag to boot. Its substantial screen and powerful speakers aid enjoyment of media on the move. The metal accents and the flattened out look further enhance the design lines.

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Sports Authority liquidation approved, sales to start quickly

Dozens of employees at Sports Authority's distribution center in the city will be out of the job early next month. Officials from Englewood-based Sports Authority have not commented on the timeline for closing the remaining stores, including the 31 it operates in Colorado.

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Rare Planet Mercury Transit to be Visible Throughout the US

The eastern US and Canada will see the entire 7 1/2-hour transit, as will most of South America, western Europe and westernmost Africa. Never look at the sun directly without proper eye protection. Fourth contact is when Mercury is completely off the sun. In advance of Mercury's exciting day in the spotlight, NASA released the first global topographic model of the solar system's innermost planet on Friday.

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Niger-Delta: Militants destroy Chevron facility in Warri North

Oil companies are no strangers to attacks on infrastructure in Nigeria, although numerous assaults take place at onshore facilities and pipelines, while offshore support vessels are also frequently attacked. The same group had blown up the Forcados 48-inch Export Pipeline in the region in February , resulting in a cut in gas supply and countrywide power outages.

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Donald Trump again leaves open door to third-party bid

The Republican front-runner's remarks this week that he is in favor of some form of punishment for women who have abortions sparked outrage from Democrats and Republicans alike. Palin called on Republicans to unify behind Trump's candidacy. But that's only half the battle. Three-quarters of women view him unfavorably .

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Touching Robots In Private Parts Makes People Uncomfortable

The experiment was conducted by programming a small humanoid robot to teach participants the medical term for each body part and tell them, " Sometimes I'll ask you to touch my body and sometimes I'll ask you to point to my body ". The human participants experienced a heightened emotional response and conductance when touching more intimate portions like the eyes or buttocks, as compared to less intimate parts like the head or hands.

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Studies strengthen link between Zika virus, birth defects

Fetal abnormalities were detected in 12 of the 42 infected women, or 29 per cent. No fetal abnormalities were found in the women who tested negative for the virus. Two additional East Bay residents have tested positive for the Zika virus, bringing the total amount of Bay Area cases to at least five, public health officials said Friday.

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Tonight SpaceX will try to land a rocket on a robot ship

In December, SpaceX did successfully return the the Falcon 9 first stage to Earth for the first time. Subscribe to Times of San Diego's free daily email newsletter! . The 229-foot-tall Falcon 9 rocket, however, is a very odd bird. The company also had to abort the launch the following day with less than two minutes until liftoff because the propellant "wasn't loading as expected", the company said.

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Hyundai Motor introduces Project Ioniq at the Geneva Motor Show 2016

Shown in three different variants, the Ioniq Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and Electric, Hyundai has announced that the hybrid will be the first to the market. Thanks to its 28 kWh battery, the Ioniq Electric can travel up to 155 miles on a charge. Hyundai is targeting Carbon dioxide emissions rating of 79 g/km for this auto.

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HTC 10 Could Be The Name Of HTC's Next Flagship

So far we have had little indication as to what the new handset might be called, but now Evan Blass has ominously tweeted the name HTC 10. The struggling smartphone maker has reported a third straight quarterly loss for October-December, although losses narrowed due to holiday season demand and the launch of a new phone.

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Sony Xperia Z5 Line Sees Marshmallow Update in Japan

These devices will be directly provided receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow by skipping Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. If you thought Samsung was bad when it comes to delivering updates for its Android devices, spare a thought for owners of Sony's Xperia line.

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Monster Hunter X coming west as Generations - trailer

We also have an allegedly leaked list of announcements that is going to come our way including one for Monster Hunter Generations . Monster Hunter X had to have a name change because we can't be trusted to say "cross" instead of "ecks" or "ten".

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Mini-Mario and Friends Announced for Wii U and 3DS

Fortunately, a fantastic lineup of games has been announced to come to the system within the next month. Those major releases will then be followed by Star Fox Zero in April, which will mark the long-awaited return for one of Nintendo's enduring franchises.

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New Star Fox Zero and Star Fox Guard Details Revealed

Star Fox Guard will star Grippy Toad, the uncle of Star Fox's Slippy Toad, and will task the player with defending a stronghold against waves of robots. One player will control the ship, the other will control the guns. Tapping Fox will allow you to change your Arwing in the game to its version from the very first Star Fox game on the SNES.

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Scientists hear 'huge', mysterious and repeating signal from deep in space

The largest and most sensitive radio telescope on the planet, Arecibo has about 15 times the sensitivity of the Parkes telescope in Australia, where most FRBs have been detected. "I knew immediately that the discovery would be extremely important in the study of FRBs", he said . That paper suggested FRBs are related to cataclysmic events, such as short gamma-ray bursts, which cannot generate repeat events.

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Intel working on augmented-reality headset

Beyond virtual reality, forthcoming headsets like HTC's Vive and Microsoft's HoloLens allow users to overlay the virtual world on top of the physical world in real-time - augmented reality - and the burgeoning space could be the catalyst for Intel to make and sell billions of chips.

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Valve begins discounting bundles for titles already owned

However, this will soon no longer be the case as Valve is introducing dynamic pricing for Steam Bundles . The former group will finally be able to not miss any more games simply because they find it redundant to pay $20 for a 4-game bundle when you already own 3 of them.

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Apple could bring OLED screen tech forward to iPhone 7S

The latest iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have not officially been revealed but we are getting some big news about the next, next iPhone. Apple is bringing forward its plans for OLED display technology in order to get it into the iPhone 7s in time for 2017, reports claim.

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One third of Steam users run Windows 10

Microsoft revealed a year ago that it was planning to be more aggressive with its Windows 10 upgrade plans for existing PCs. Many savvy Microsoft customers have already disabled recommended updates to avoid Windows 10. If those are not problems for you, then the recommended Windows 10 should have no other negative impact on your Windows experience. The " recommended " push will be phased in for Windows 7 and 8.1 consumers with automatic updates turned on, a company spokesperson ...

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The Three Reasons Why Bernie Sanders Is Staying In The Race

Trump said that if the two don't get along, Ryan is "going to have to pay a big price". That's good news for Republican leaders in Washington and state houses across the country, who are deeply concerned about Trump's electability, temperament and command of the issues.

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Toyota adds 331000 cars to Takata air bag recalls

The recall was expanded to include 2008 Corolla and Corolla Matrix models. Toyota said that the vehicles have a Takata-produced dual stage passenger side air bag inflator that could rupture in the event of a crash. The total number of faulty airbag inflators in these recalls may reach over 30 million. Inside the metal inflator is a chemical called ammonium nitrate that is used to provide a small explosive force to deploy the airbag.

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'Sledgehammer' winds have led SpaceX to postpone its launch to Friday

The mission's first two launch attempts, on Wednesday and Thursday, scrubbed after SpaceX said it was having trouble keeping the rocket's liquid oxygen supply chilled to near its freezing point. The launch was never supposed to be the hard part for this Falcon 9-this launch is supposed to be all about the landing, which SpaceX conceded going into the first launch that they expected it to end in a crash.

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Free Forza Motorsport Game For Windows 10 Confirmed

Apex is reportedly a cut-down version of the existing Xbox One game, that will only be available via the Windows Store - because Microsoft still wants to compete with Steam. There will also be a 12 event career mode with the voices of Richard Hammond and James May from BBC's Top Gear. Forza Motorsport 6 expansion Pack: Now available, this pack for Forza 6 cover's Porsche's 60-year history and gives you the chance to race and master 21 Porsche models.

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SoundHound's awesome voice assistant "Hound" now available for all

Among those advertised to be using it are NVIDIA for its DRIVE CX and Samsung for its ARTIK IoT. Hound will also get smarter over time by learning from its user's data . SoundHound's founder and CEO Keyvan Mohajer said that when somebody gives an instruction to Hound , the experience is akin to talking to another person ...

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What If Extraterrestrial Observers Called, But Nobody Heard?

They are proposing that the best way to find extraterrestrial civilizations is to think they are also looking for us , so we should look for signals that they have left behind. What if alien observers discover our planet as it transits the Sun? It's an effort promoted by Stephen Hawking and backed by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner that will use radio telescopes on Earth to "listen" for signals from intelligent life elsewhere in the universe .

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Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump lead in Virginia ahead of Super Tuesday

O n Saturday, Hillary Clinton won a large victory in the SC primary, taking over 73% of the total votes cast and winning 43 of the state's 59 delegates. But she has already made up her mind: she's voting for Clinton's Democratic rival, Bernie Sanders. "With just four days to go until Super Tuesday and the MA primary, there's a lot to talk about, including Thursday's Republican slam-fest that pushed Donald Trump back on his heels".

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HoloLens Development Edition Available for Pre-Order

The gist is this: the first development kit for the HoloLens will not only cost $3000 (Note: IT'S A DEV KIT , not a consumer model), but has details on three demo game/experience/things that'll come with it. But it's coming after Google has made its Cardboard virtual reality headset available ( more than 5 million have been shipped ) and Samsung has launched its Gear VR headset to the general public.