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How to enable and use Dolby Atmos surround sound in Windows 10

Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology from Dolby Laboratories. It debuted in 2012, and is designed to “pull you inside the action” with sound that moves around you in a three-dimensional space without being constrained to channels. Microsoft supports

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Russia tried to spy on Macron campaign using fake Facebook accounts

This is why you never accept Facebook friend requests from people you don’t know, kids. Reuters has reported that Russian agents created two dozen fake Facebook accounts to try and infiltrate and spy on campaign officials working for Emmanuel Macron during

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Flexible micro-dwelling envisioned as shelter, vacation home and more

This unusual-looking little project by Slovenia’s OFIS Architects looks like it could appeal to those looking for a flexible, non-towable tiny house/micro-dwelling. Currently installed in the grounds of Ljubljana Castle, the firm envisions it serving as a shelter, vacation home,

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Flexible micro-dwelling envisioned as shelter, vacation home and more

This unusual-looking little project by Slovenia’s OFIS Architects looks like it could appeal to those looking for a flexible, non-towable tiny house/micro-dwelling. Currently installed in the grounds of Ljubljana Castle, the firm envisions it serving as a shelter, vacation home,

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Apple’s Lisa Jackson to talk about the environmental and social role of tech companies at Disrupt SF

 The tech industry has become so big that it now plays a much bigger role than just enabling productivity and fostering economic growth. Apple VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson knows this perfectly well as she’s responsible

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A race is underway to repair our hearing — with medicine

 The reality is that from a very young age, our hearing is now under assault. Little wonder that one in eight people in the United States aged 12 years or older has hearing loss in both ears, based on standard hearing

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Apple kills iPod nano and shuffle, but makes touch more affordable

When every day you’re looking at cool new gadgets that push the envelope it is easy to forget about relics like the iPod nano and the iPod shuffle. Apple has kept them alive alongside the iPhone for what seems like

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Cooling the qubit: Quantum computing gets more stable

Inside today’s computers, information is transferred in the form of bits, a basic unit of measurement that can have a value of either zero or one. In the someday world of quantum computing, information will be stored and transferred via

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Cooling the qubit: Quantum computing gets more stable

Inside today’s computers, information is transferred in the form of bits, a basic unit of measurement that can have a value of either zero or one. In the someday world of quantum computing, information will be stored and transferred via

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What is the best mobile network in the UK?

Mobile customers across the UK may find themselves struggling for a consistently reliable connection, according to new figures that show performance is split depending on which country you are in. The latest research from Rootmetrics found that no one operator

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PV panel-packed family EV goes up for pre-order

Last year, German startup Sono Motors embarked on a successful Indiegogo crowdfunding effort to get its electric family commuter into production. The Sion design included 7.5 square meters of photovoltaic panels integrated into the outer skin to charge the batteries

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PV panel-packed family EV goes up for pre-order

Last year, German startup Sono Motors embarked on a successful Indiegogo crowdfunding effort to get its electric family commuter into production. The Sion design included 7.5 square meters of photovoltaic panels integrated into the outer skin to charge the batteries

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The future of enterprise flash storage [Q&A]

The all-flash storage market is predicted by Gartner to be worth $9 billion by 2020. But while flash offers speed advantages it’s also expensive so it seems likely that the foreseeable future will see a mix of storage. We spoke to

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WikiLeaks reveals CIA’s Imperial hacking project targeting Mac and Linux

WikiLeaks has published the latest of its Vault 7 CIA leaks, this time looking at a project going by the name Imperial. The project is made up of three tools: Achilles and SeaPea which target OS X, and Aeris which

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Expedia invests $350M in Traveloka to create Southeast Asia’s newest unicorn

 Expedia is deepening its focus on Southeast Asia after it invested $350 million in Traveloka, an online travel portal based out of Indonesia. A source close to the deal confirmed that the investment values Traveloka at more than $1 billion.

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Porsche ditches World Endurance Championship for Formula E

Another giant of the German car industry has thrown its weight behind Formula E, with Porsche deciding to drop its World Endurance Championship (WEC) LMP1 program in favor of the fast-growing category. The decision is a huge blow for the

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Porsche ditches World Endurance Championship for Formula E

Another giant of the German car industry has thrown its weight behind Formula E, with Porsche deciding to drop its World Endurance Championship (WEC) LMP1 program in favor of the fast-growing category. The decision is a huge blow for the

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Peptide could give hair that freshly-shampooed smell for 24 hours

For most people, smell is one of the main deciding factors when buying shampoo. But whether it’s a hint of coconut, a whiff of wildflowers, or the aroma of some bizarre fruit cocktail, the smell doesn’t last long after stepping

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Peptide could give hair that freshly-shampooed smell for 24 hours

For most people, smell is one of the main deciding factors when buying shampoo. But whether it’s a hint of coconut, a whiff of wildflowers, or the aroma of some bizarre fruit cocktail, the smell doesn’t last long after stepping

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Xiaomi secures $1B loan to expand its international presence and offline retail footprint

 Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has secured a $1 billion loan in order to develop its international focus and build out its offline sales presence. The company revealed today that it has secured a three-year syndicated loan agreement from 18 banks across Europe,

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