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Volkswagen’s next generation electrifies the Golf at Worthersee

Volkswagen already has the e-Golf and the Golf GTE, and now it’s expanding its lineup of electrified Golfs … for show, anyway. The German automakers’ apprenticeship program has produced two new-look hybrid Golfs, the Golf GTI First Decade and Golf

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Volkswagen’s next generation electrifies the Golf at Worthersee

Volkswagen already has the e-Golf and the Golf GTE, and now it’s expanding its lineup of electrified Golfs … for show, anyway. The German automakers’ apprenticeship program has produced two new-look hybrid Golfs, the Golf GTI First Decade and Golf

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Acko is an ambitious digital play to disrupt India’s $10B insurance industry

 Acko is an under-the-radar startup that wants to disrupt India’s insurance industry through a digital-only model. This week it stuck its head above the parapet and announced that it has raised $30 million to get started on its bold plan.

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Appian prices application software IPO at $12

 Virginia-based Appian is finally braving the public markets, after a long journey as a private company formed in the dot-com boom of 1999. Appian announced Wednesday that they priced their IPO at $12 per share, raising $75 million for the company.

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Dodge Demon pricing reveals it’s good bang for your buck

The Dodge Demon caused a serious stir when it launched at the New York Auto Show in April, but some details remained unclear: namely, how much it would cost. Now we have a price tag, it’s clear the road-legal dragster

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Dodge Demon pricing reveals it’s good bang for your buck

The Dodge Demon caused a serious stir when it launched at the New York Auto Show in April, but some details remained unclear: namely, how much it would cost. Now we have a price tag, it’s clear the road-legal dragster

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Microsoft will pay you $25 to use Groove

Steaming music is all the rage nowadays, and there is certainly no shortage of services. Quite frankly, you really can’t go wrong when selecting one, as many of them are great. With that said, for an optimal experience, Apple Music

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Hololens could let flight attendants read your emotions

The Microsoft HoloLens is still awaiting a commercial release, but since the company started shipping Development Edition headsets around the world last year we’ve already begun to see some fascinating potential real-world applications. Air New Zealand has recently revealed it

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Hololens could let flight attendants read your emotions

The Microsoft HoloLens is still awaiting a commercial release, but since the company started shipping Development Edition headsets around the world last year we’ve already begun to see some fascinating potential real-world applications. Air New Zealand has recently revealed it

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OpenStack services monitoring: Challenges and solutions

If you have previously worked with cloud platforms, you will be familiar with the distributed and decoupled nature of these systems. A decoupled distributed system relies on microservices to carry out specific tasks, each one exposing its own REST (Representational

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Sony revamps its Digital Paper tablet with new screen and interface

 Sony’s mammoth 13-inch Digital Paper tablet, essentially a huge Kindle you can write on, is still a pretty rare sight, but I’ve always had a soft spot for it. So I’m glad the company is doubling down on this unique

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Smart mannequin is made to be patted-down

Although nobody likes getting a pat-down when going through airport security, the people administering those inspections probably aren’t wild about it, either – if their touch is too soft they could miss a concealed object, yet if it’s too hard

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Smart mannequin is made to be patted-down

Although nobody likes getting a pat-down when going through airport security, the people administering those inspections probably aren’t wild about it, either – if their touch is too soft they could miss a concealed object, yet if it’s too hard

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This ultra-twee soft robotic gripper was inspired by Venus flytraps

 The problem with tiny robots, if there can really be said to be one, is that you can’t put enough stuff on them. Cameras and motors don’t shrink down very well, meaning if you want your robot to grab something,

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Microsoft releases YouTube video of Panos Panay unveiling the new Surface Pro in China

On May 23, Microsoft did something very curious — it announced a new product in Shanghai. No, there is nothing wrong with having a press event in China, but the time difference meant Americans would have to wake up very

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Windows 10 Creators Update rollout ‘on track’, but only 15.2 percent of US users have it

Microsoft officially began the Windows 10 Creators Update rollout on April 11. I cautioned about rushing to upgrade to it at the time, and then Microsoft said much the same thing shortly afterwards, recommending users didn’t install it until the

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Executives are the most at risk employees when leaving the office

Four in ten organizations in the US and Western Europe believe C-level executives are the most at risk of cyber attacks when working outside the office. That’s according to research by iPass, whose Mobile Security Report 2017 says that coffee

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Garmin enters the spherical camcorder market, with the VIRB 360

Although GoPro may have already announced its intention to do so, Garmin has beaten it to the punch by releasing a 360-degree spherical actioncam of its own. Called the VIRB 360, the new camera shoots footage at a resolution of

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Garmin enters the spherical camcorder market, with the VIRB 360

Although GoPro may have already announced its intention to do so, Garmin has beaten it to the punch by releasing a 360-degree spherical actioncam of its own. Called the VIRB 360, the new camera shoots footage at a resolution of

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Rackspace appoints a new CEO

 Rackspace today announced that its board has appointed Joe Eazor as its new CEO, effective June 12. Eazor will replace Rackspace President Jeff Cotten, who stepped in as the company’s interim CEO after former CEO Taylor Rhodes left the company

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