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Google under double scrutiny: Do tying arrangements really harm consumers?

Christian Science Monitor - 28 min 11 sec ago

The tech giant is being investigated on both sides of the Atlantic for requiring manufacturers that want to use its Android operating system pre-install its apps. But not everyone's convinced that actually matters to users.

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Uber introduces a two-minute grace period, then a fee for riders

Christian Science Monitor - 28 min 11 sec ago

On Wednesday, the company said it would test a pilot program that makes passengers in some cities pay a fee if drivers wait more than two minutes. The move comes as Uber settled a closely watched suit with drivers.

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Call for a Medium-size mission opportunity in ESA's Science Programme (M5)

ESA - 28 min 11 sec ago
Through this Call for Missions the Director of Science solicits from the broad scientific community proposals for the competitive selection of mission concepts to be candidate for the implementation of a medium-size, or M-class, mission (M5).
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Facebook's non-voting share scheme solidifies Zuckerberg control

Christian Science Monitor - 28 min 11 sec ago

The social media giant announced Wednesday that it will be creating a class of non-voting shares, a move that will let Mark Zuckerberg retain his leadership.

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Powerful winds spotted from mysterious X-ray binaries

ESA - 28 min 11 sec ago
ESA's XMM-Newton has discovered gas streaming away at a quarter of the speed of light from very bright X-ray binaries in two nearby galaxies.
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Why World of Warcraft won't let fans play their own game

Christian Science Monitor - 28 min 11 sec ago

As the digital age unleashes a tricky new area of intellectual property rights, Blizzard Entertainment says it cannot let fans play pirated versions of the original game, lest courts decide it has failed to defend its copyright. 

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Dyson wants to change the way you dry your hair – for $400

Christian Science Monitor - 28 min 11 sec ago

Dyson is entering a brand new market today with the Tokyo release of its new Supersonic hairdryer. The company says it has improved hairdryer technology, largely unchanged for 60 years. 

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Why FBI won't share details of iPhone hack with White House

Christian Science Monitor - 28 min 11 sec ago

The FBI announced Wednesday it would not share the vulnerability that allowed hired hackers to unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farouk last month.

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'Smombies': German cities seek to protect engrossed smartphone users

Christian Science Monitor - 28 min 11 sec ago

Two cities in Germany, Augsburg and Cologne, have embedded LED warning lights in the curbs at crosswalks to keep otherwise preoccupied pedestrians safe when they cross the street.

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'Drive Me London' will test Volvo's driverless cars in heavy congestion

Christian Science Monitor - 28 min 11 sec ago

Tests conducted in London – one of the busiest cities in the world – are expected to provide Volvo with valuable data to improve its driverless cars. 

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Is the iPhone sales slump the end for Apple? Probably not.

Christian Science Monitor - 28 min 11 sec ago

Apple had revenue decline for the first quarter in 13 years. But record-breaking sales records still outshine the shadow of the current slump.

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How Twitter made it easier to report abuse

Christian Science Monitor - 28 min 11 sec ago

Twitter is cracking down on abusive tweets and users. The platform has just unveiled new improvements to its reporting tool.

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If you photograph yourself with a camera drone, is it still a selfie?

Christian Science Monitor - 28 min 11 sec ago

A new camera drone technology raises a philosophical question: When is a selfie not a selfie?

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Will 'mind-controlled' drones take off?

Christian Science Monitor - 28 min 11 sec ago

A recent thought-powered drone race could signal a first step in brain-controlled technology becoming more usable and widespread in everyday life.

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A $15,000 phone promises privacy for those who can afford it

Christian Science Monitor - 28 min 11 sec ago

Sirin Labs, a British-Israeli startup, plans to sell highly secure phones aimed at executives next month. But the phone's features could eventually trickle down to mass consumer devices, some technologists say.

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Profile of a methane sea on Titan

ESA - 28 min 11 sec ago
Saturn's largest moon is covered in seas and lakes of liquid hydrocarbons – and one sea has now been found to be filled with pure methane, with a seabed covered by a sludge of organic-rich material, and possibly surrounded by wetlands.
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Space Microscope to test universality of freefall

ESA - 28 min 11 sec ago
France's Microscope satellite, carrying a set of ESA high-tech thrusters, lifted off last night from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, taking advantage of the same Soyuz launch that took the EU's Sentinel-1B into orbit.
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Scientists accidentally discover the secret to long-lived batteries

Christian Science Monitor - 28 min 11 sec ago

Scientists have discovered technology that could potentially make batteries last hundreds of thousands of recharge cycles, rather than just hundreds. 

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Why are Apple’s services being mysteriously shut down in China?

Christian Science Monitor - 28 min 11 sec ago

Some experts say that the shutdown may be an effort to promote local tech companies that are competing with foreign companies, including Apple.

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New Herschel maps and catalogues reveal stellar nurseries across the Galactic Plane

ESA - 28 min 11 sec ago
ESA's Herschel mission releases today a series of unprecedented maps of star-forming hubs in the plane of our Milky Way galaxy. This is accompanied by a set of catalogues listing hundreds of thousands of compact sources that span all phases leading to the birth of stars in our Galaxy. These maps and catalogues will be very valuable resources for astronomers, to exploit scientifically and for planning follow-up studies of particularly interesting regions in the Galactic Plane.
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