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Very rare two-headed porpoise washes up in the Netherlands

When Dutch fisherman pulled in their net off the coast of the Netherlands last month to find a dead porpoise among their haul, they quickly threw the illegal bycatch back into the water. What they didn’t realize was that they

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Very rare two-headed porpoise washes up in the Netherlands

When Dutch fisherman pulled in their net off the coast of the Netherlands last month to find a dead porpoise among their haul, they quickly threw the illegal bycatch back into the water. What they didn’t realize was that they

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VR’s killer app: business services

 Enterprise adoption is trumping entertainment uses and will spring VR and AR into the mainstream. Read More Go to Source

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Most UK managers support remote working

More than a third (34 percent) of business managers and HR professionals in the UK are not satisfied with the technology they work with every day. This is according to a new report by IDC and Cornerstone OnDemand, which analyzed if

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Talking with Alda Leu Dennis, the newest partner at Initialized Capital

 It’s only been a few days since she started her new job, but Alda Leu Dennis, the newest partner (and COO) of Initialized Capital, seems like she’s ready to hit the ground running. Given her background, that’s not surprising.  Dennis

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JBL releases Everest 2.0 Bluetooth headphones

Bluetooth headphones are all the rage nowadays, thanks to smartphone manufacturers — such as Apple — that have omitted the 3.5mm audio port from their phones. iPhone is not the only such device — there are some Android devices that don’t have

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Twitter’s redesign basically comprises old fashioned rounded buttons and new icons

It has been a while since Twitter was treated to a new lick of paint, but that all changes today. A new look is rolling out, and “round” is the word that springs most readily to mind. Think back to

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Musical.ly gets into original content with new shows from Viacom, NBCU & Hearst

 Lip-syncing social network Musical.ly is getting into original content, thanks to new deals with Viacom, NBCU and Hearst, which will bring short-form video series to the app. However, unlike the original videos found on Snapchat – an app that’s often

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Airbnb puts €5M into ‘Community Tourism Program’ fund for local projects in Europe

 Airbnb has become of the more popular ways of travelling around Europe, offering visitors to cities and regions home-based alternatives to staying in impersonal or expensive hotels when they are away from home. That hasn’t been without controversy, though, and

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Marimba-playing robot composes and hammers out its own tunes

Robot band Compressorhead has already proven itself more than capable of rocking festival crowds, but its players merely pound out pre-programmed cover songs. Maybe it’s time to add a marimba playing bot to the line up, one that uses deep

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Marimba-playing robot composes and hammers out its own tunes

Robot band Compressorhead has already proven itself more than capable of rocking festival crowds, but its players merely pound out pre-programmed cover songs. Maybe it’s time to add a marimba playing bot to the line up, one that uses deep

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Businesses still struggle with web application quality issues

Software bugs have been a problem since the very earliest days of computing, and as we move towards more data-intensive applications and a more sophisticated and flexible user experience, QA and testing remains as vital as ever. Development platform company

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Box Drive makes it easier for enterprises to embrace the cloud

Moving your company’s files to the cloud could be about to get easier than ever, thanks to a new release from Box. The online storage giant has revealed the launch of Box Drive, a new platform targeting enterprises that are

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Sustainable manta ray-shaped ferry terminal floated for Seoul

Vincent Callebaut Architectures, the firm behind Taipei’s twisting tree-covered tower, has unveiled a novel new ferry terminal for Seoul, South Korea. If built, it would resemble a massive manta ray and be able to float in place to deal with

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Sustainable manta ray-shaped ferry terminal floated for Seoul

Vincent Callebaut Architectures, the firm behind Taipei’s twisting tree-covered tower, has unveiled a novel new ferry terminal for Seoul, South Korea. If built, it would resemble a massive manta ray and be able to float in place to deal with

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India’s MobiKwik is raising new funding at $1B valuation to battle payment rival Paytm

 With high-profile investments from Alibaba and SoftBank fueling an impressive growth story since demonetization last year, you could be forgiven for thinking that Paytm has India’s payments market sewn up. But at least one company will agree to differ on

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2018 Yamaha YZ450F: A motocrosser you can tune with your smartphone

Yamaha has made a bunch of changes to its YZ450F motocross racer for 2018, including an electric start, new suspension, a new frame and a revised “high traction” engine. It also has a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, which gives riders the

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2018 Yamaha YZ450F: A motocrosser you can tune with your smartphone

Yamaha has made a bunch of changes to its YZ450F motocross racer for 2018, including an electric start, new suspension, a new frame and a revised “high traction” engine. It also has a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, which gives riders the

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Korean e-book service Ridibooks scores $20M Series C

 E-book sales may be declining in the U.S. and U.K., but in South Korea, many people still enjoy swiping instead of leafing through their reading material. E-book sales there are growing steadily each year, driven in part by the popularity

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Rolls-Royce Phantom launch celebrations to include "Spartan General" Phantom III

Rolls-Royce will be launching the eighth generation Phantom this year, and plans to celebrate in a big way. The storied marque will be rolling out past Phantoms from famous owners in Mayfair, London to celebrate 92 years of hand-built luxury

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