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Verizon is taking an ax to the Yahoo and AOL workforce

In case you haven’t been following the news about 23-year-old Internet company acquisitions, Verizon announced 11 months ago that it had entered into an agreement to buy Yahoo for $4.83 billion. That deal, with some modifications, was officially approved and

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Microsoft Azure now supports OpenBSD

Microsoft continues to embrace not only Linux but BSD too, as it just revealed that Azure has added support for OpenBSD. The latest move comes more than two years after the cloud platform officially started to support FreeBSD virtual machines. The

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Best Windows 10 apps this week

Two-hundred-and-thirty-four in a series. Welcome to this week’s overview of the best apps, games and extensions released for Windows 10 on the Windows Store in the past seven days. Microsoft released a massive Insider Preview update yesterday that introduces new features

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Thailand jails man for 35 years for Facebook posts that insulted its royal family

 A man in Thailand has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after he was found guilty of insulting the country’s royal family on Facebook. Identified only as Wichai, he is alleged to have published 10 photos, videos and comments on

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Recharge station gives SkyX drones potentially unlimited range

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have found plenty of use in industrial applications, buzzing around to inspect crops, buildings or other structures. That’s fine if they’re flying around a facility or a farm, but these drones could also be useful for

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Recharge station gives SkyX drones potentially unlimited range

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have found plenty of use in industrial applications, buzzing around to inspect crops, buildings or other structures. That’s fine if they’re flying around a facility or a farm, but these drones could also be useful for

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Japan passes law legalizing Airbnb and other sharing economy rentals

 There’s good news for Airbnb in Japan where the government has approved legislation that legalizes its service, and others like it, in the country. The law, which was passed by Japan’s upper house on Friday, will allow home-owners to let

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Google, you better up your tablet game before Apple takes you down

To celebrate the launch of Apple’s new 10.5-inch iPad Pro, I ordered Pixel C, which arrived three days ago. Worst case, the tablet can be returned for refund during the buyer’s remorse period; there ain’t any regrets so far—just the

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Tilt-rotor hexacopter puts a new twist on drone orientation

Multicopter drones are breaking through the final restriction on their movement in the air: they no longer need to hover parallel with the ground. The Voliro prototype’s six props can tilt 360 degrees, allowing a staggering 12 degrees of freedom

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Tilt-rotor hexacopter puts a new twist on drone orientation

Multicopter drones are breaking through the final restriction on their movement in the air: they no longer need to hover parallel with the ground. The Voliro prototype’s six props can tilt 360 degrees, allowing a staggering 12 degrees of freedom

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Crunch Report | Big Layoff Coming to AOL and Yahoo

Big layoff coming to AOL and Yahoo after the merger, Microsoft buys Hexadite, Erica Baker is now director of engineering at Kickastarter and Essential raises $300 Million. All this on Crunch Report. Read More Go to Source

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Neuronal on/off switch could help oversleepers and insomniacs

It’s happened to all of us at some point: a loud noise in the middle of the night wakes you up in a panic. Even if it turns out to be just a neighbor slamming their door, your brain is

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Neuronal on/off switch could help oversleepers and insomniacs

It’s happened to all of us at some point: a loud noise in the middle of the night wakes you up in a panic. Even if it turns out to be just a neighbor slamming their door, your brain is

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Dear Softbank, please let Boston Dynamics be Boston Dynamics

 Hey Softbank, First of all, congratulations. You’re about to purchase some of the coolest toys in the history of human civilization. Seriously, it’s like Christmas in early June for you all. I’m sure you can’t wait to take one of

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"Self-driving room" adapts to each passenger’s needs

National Electric Vehicle Sweden, which purchased Saab’s assets back in 2012, is using CES Asia to show its vision of autonomous commuting. Owning a car is out in this particular mobility vision, and vehicles not only pick you up and

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"Self-driving room" adapts to each passenger’s needs

National Electric Vehicle Sweden, which purchased Saab’s assets back in 2012, is using CES Asia to show its vision of autonomous commuting. Owning a car is out in this particular mobility vision, and vehicles not only pick you up and

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People expect Internet of Things to grow

The huge growth of the Internet of Things shows no signs of slowing down in the next few years, new research claims. A report released today by Pew Research Center and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center has found that 85

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Uber just pissed off dozens of longtime employees; now they’re gunning for management

 Earlier this week, at a staff meeting in San Francisco, Uber executives revealed to the company’s 12,000 employees that 20 of their colleagues had been fired over harassment, discrimination and inappropriate behavior, following a string of accusations that Uber had created a toxic workplace

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Microsoft releases huge Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Build 16215 — and it’s well worth the wait

It’s been nearly three weeks since Microsoft last rolled out a new Windows 10 build to Insiders on the Fast ring. Well, three weeks if you don’t count the buggy, chaos-causing internal Build 16212 which leaked out last week. But

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Teaching teams of drones to work alongside humans and nature

 The Robust Reactive Systems Lab just might have the highest ceilings of any lab on the Carnegie Mellon campus. It’s big and drafty, and were it not for the rows of computer workstations, it might easily be mistaken for an airplane

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