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Apple Unveils the Swimproof Apple Watch Series 2

We think Apple Watch is the ultimate device for a healthy life. Japanese Series 2 Watches are further improved by the addition of support for FeliCa , Japan's take on NFC. The Apple Watch Nike Plus will be available in late October for $369, the same price as the regular Series 2 Apple Watch. Apple revealed a new specially designed version of the Apple Watch with runners in mind, the Apple Watch Nike +. Read More

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NASA Ready To Launch Asteroid-Sampling Mission On Thursday

OSIRIS-REx looks back 4.5 billion years to the origin of life, but also looks forward 100 years to help ensure the safety of life on Earth. From there, the samples will be flown to Astromaterials Acquisition and Curation Office at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, where Apollo moon rocks are stored, and subjected to two years of detailed analysis. Read More

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Dropbox hack worse than realized, 68M passwords leaked

Dropbox hack worse than realized, 68M passwords leaked

Reports indicate that more than 68 million Dropbox users had their email addresses and encrypted passwords stolen in the company's 2012 data breach. "Our analysis suggests that the credentials relate to an incident we disclosed around that time". However, 36 million of the passwords used the now dated SHA1 hash, which isn't as secure, although Dropbox did additional encryption which according to Motherboard does not seem to have been breached. Read More

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Sony Xperia X Compact

Sony Xperia X Compact

It has a ceramic finish, rather than the metal of the Xperia XZ, but both phones look like monoliths that have been slightly curved around the edges. Both the Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact sport a 23-megapixel rear camera with Exmor RS for mobile image sensor, triple image sensing technology , predictive hybrid autofocus and 0.6 sec quick launch and capture. Read More

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2nd Test, Day 4 at Centurion

2nd Test, Day 4 at Centurion

Cricket - New Zealand v South Africa - second cricket test match - Centurion Park, Centurion , South Africa - 29/8/2016. Dale Steyn ripped through New Zealand to seal the Test and a series win for South Africa in Centurion on Tuesday. Read More

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Watch Beyonce's Stunning Performance at Last Night's VMA's!

The last time she graced the stage at the awards show was in 2007, when she attempted to make a career comeback with a performance of her hit song Gimme More . The theme of Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards was not music. Other performers included Nick Jonas, The Chainsmokers, Ty Dollar $ign and Ariana Grande, who brought spin class to the VMA stage when she sang the reggae-tinged Side to Side with Nicki Minaj . Read More

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Brain Scan Explains That Dogs Understand Us

Brain Scan Explains That Dogs Understand Us

Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Playing with their owners also had a significant effect on the attachment the pet had with his human, in 2003 the science team found that games and physical contact with the dog had an influence on the pet's attachment. Read More

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Shhh, Your Dog Actually Understands You

According to the study , which appears in the September 2 issue of the journal Science , dogs are able to understand both tone of voice and vocabulary using similar brain processes that humans use to understand language. "This is very similar to what human brains do", Andics said. It had already been established that dogs respond to human voices better than their wolf brethren, are able to match hundreds of objects to words, and can be directed by human speech. Read More

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Has the Earth just been contacted by aliens?

The star, possessing the prosaic name of HD16495, is about 95 light years from Earth, which is too close for comfort if they want to come here and take our stuff. The Russian scientists that found the signal wrote in their presentation that the probability of the signal being noise was low. "The incident demonstrated that any promising signal will become public knowledge immediately, even though it will be days or weeks before it's rigorously confirmed", Shostak pointed out. Read More

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Curious radio signal stirs talk of extraterrestrials

The signal will be discussed further at the IAA SETI Permanent Committee during the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico on September 27. That suggests that the Russian researchers were "either extremely lucky to detect this source in their observations, or that the transient is due to local interference or other calibration issues", the team said. Read More

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Explosion at criminology institute

Explosion at criminology institute

Belgian police have arrested five suspects after a blast on Monday at the country's national crime lab just north of Brussels caused major damage but no casualties, prosecutors said. It is not clear what caused the blast, Meys told AFP "it was probably not accidental". No one was injured, but the state broadcaster RTBF said the damage is significant outside the institute, which advises Belgium's justice officials in their investigations. Read More

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Ford recalls over 88K vehicles due to stalling problem

Ford recalls over 88K vehicles due to stalling problem

If no metallic contamination is present, the mechanics will replace the fuel injection pump. Ford said it isn't aware of any injuries related to any of the recalls. If a vehicle is in motion when the module fails, there will be no way to restart the vehicle, which could dramatically increase the risk of a crash. Also being recalled are about 25-hundred Ford Transits- made between 2015 and 2016. Read More

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Your love of coffee lies in your DNA

Your love of coffee lies in your DNA

In 1962, they found that coffee-drinking habits appeared to be hereditary. PDSS2 has been found to reduce the cellular ability to break down caffeine , meaning, it stays in the body longer. A new study has found that your DNA could be responsible for your coffee cravings. Researchers replicated the study in a group of 1731 people from the Netherlands. Read More

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In dry, windy West, crews target flames in several states

In dry, windy West, crews target flames in several states

The state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the blaze in San Bernardino County mountain areas is 100 percent contained Tuesday after charring almost 57 square miles of drought-dry brush. Crews were battling a small wildfire in northern Utah that was approaching a ski resort and a separate blaze in southern Utah burning through sage grouse habitat. Read More

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Earth-like planet found orbiting closest star to sun

Proxima Centauri , while impossible to see from Earth's surface, is actually the closest star to our sun. The European Southern Observatory is said to have spied the planet La Silla telescope in Chile. If Proxima b proves to be a real planet - and one particularly worthy of study - a visit wouldn't be totally outside the realm of possibility. "Life on such a planet would probably have to shelter underground or under water if it exists", Lisa Kaltenegger , director of Cornell ... Read More

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Volvo and Uber join forces | Industry

But she said companies like Uber and its main competitor, Lyft, will have to consider several issues before expanding. Ride-hailing service Uber plans to launch a small fleet of autonomous vehicles onto the streets of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in a few weeks, the company said late August. Read More

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Rural church among those providing aid after Louisiana flood

Rural church among those providing aid after Louisiana flood

Even as flooding has receded in recent days, the church — like many other places across hard-hit south Louisiana — has continued providing sustenance for the body and soul. "And so while the president is welcome to visit, I would just as soon he give us another a week or two, get back to a greater sense of normalcy here", Edwards said in Baton Rouge while accompanying Johnson. Read More

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