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2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000 video review: The Big Gixxer is back with a vengeance

With a complete overhaul for 2017 and a peak of 202 horsepower, the big Gixxer is well and truly back in the pantheon of the world’s greatest superbikes. But Suzuki has gone to great lengths to beef up the midrange

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JPMorgan chief dismisses Bitcoin as ‘a fraud’ currency, ideal for drug dealers and murderers

Speaking at a banking conference in New York, Jamie Dimon — chief executive of JPMorgan — has dismissed the cryptocurrency Bitcoin as a fraud that will blow up. He said that if he found employees at his investment bank using

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Bill Gates says Britain can be a world technology leader after Brexit, but CBI demands certainty on data

Before the UK’s referendum on leaving the EU last year, Bill Gates warned that a vote to leave could jeopardize the country’s position in the science and technology sector. But in an interview with the Daily Telegraph (paywalled) the Microsoft

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Downsizing doesn’t slow the Audi RS 4 Avant

Audi has whipped the covers off a new RS 4 Avant at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Gone are the old naturally aspirated V8 and dual-clutch gearbox, and in their place is a downsized turbo V6 and torque converter. Don’t think

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Downsizing doesn’t slow the Audi RS 4 Avant

Audi has whipped the covers off a new RS 4 Avant at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Gone are the old naturally aspirated V8 and dual-clutch gearbox, and in their place is a downsized turbo V6 and torque converter. Don’t think

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Gear up for Disrupt Berlin’s Startup Battlefield and apply today

 One dozen days. That’s how much time you have left to apply for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin 2017. If you want to introduce your early-stage company to the world, there’s no better place to do so than from

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Balderton joins $30M Series D for big data biotech platform play, Sophia Genetics

 Switzerland based SaaS startup Sophia Genetics is hoping to give IBM Watson a run for its money in the healthcare diagnostics space. It’s built a big data analytics platform that harnesses clinicians’ medical expertise to enhance genomic diagnostic via AI

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Antibodies prove better at reprogramming skin cells into stem cells

Stem cells are the blank slate on which all the specialized cells in our bodies are built, and finding ways to revert adult cells back to that stage can help fight a whole range of illnesses. A breakthrough came about

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Nanoparticles from tattoos can travel to the lymph nodes

Scientists were already aware that pigments from tattoo ink can travel to the lymph nodes, critical components of the immune system that help fight off viruses and bacteria. Cutting edge X-ray technologies have now provided a look at what much

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Honda’s cute Urban EV Concept set for production

Honda has used the Frankfurt Motor Show to unveil a delightfully retro electric concept dubbed the Urban EV Concept. With cute looks inspired by the first Civic, an airy interior and a tiny footprint, it previews a proper production electric

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Revolving Devon House concept lets you choose your own view

London-based architectural outfit D*Haus has been proposing unconventional transformer house designs for a few years now. The latest proposition is called Devon House, a circular abode with a triangular rotating upper floor. .. Continue Reading Revolving Devon House concept lets

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China’s ICO ban makes more sense in light of its history with fintech

 China’s decision to freeze fundraising through initial coin offerings continues to roil markets, but the regulatory decision may not be as controversial as the response from the bitcoin community would lead observers to believe. On Monday, the People’s Bank of

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Intel will discontinue WiGig laptop docks

It looks as if Intel’s idea of a wireless docking station for laptops was a bit short-lived. The company recently announced that it will discontinue its WiGig laptop docks and as of September 29 will no longer take orders, and

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Animoji are dumb and I detest them

 Apple today announced the digital equivalent of a singing telegram, a perversion of the emoji concept that embodies the worst of both the company’s exclusionary philosophy and the worst of CG animals and excreta. Animoji are dumb and I loathe

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Western Digital releases massive 12TB 7200RPM WD Gold HDD with 256MB cache

As many old you know, 2.5-inch notebook mechanical hard drives are largely obsolete. The larger 3.5-inch desktop variants have a lot of life left in them, however, as they offer much more capacity compared to a solid state drive. If

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Europe wants tech giants to pay higher taxes

Tech giants like Google or Amazon might end up paying a lot more tax in Europe, if a new EU initiative goes through. A debate concerning whether tech giants should pay taxes wherever they produce value has been scheduled for September 15.

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Scientists set record – for flying blood in a drone

A team of scientists from Johns Hopkins University have set a rather unique record – they’ve used a fixed-wing drone to fly medical samples farther than any drone has ever done before. The Latitude Engineering HQ-40 aircraft transported human blood

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Scientists set record – for flying blood in a drone

A team of scientists from Johns Hopkins University have set a rather unique record – they’ve used a fixed-wing drone to fly medical samples farther than any drone has ever done before. The Latitude Engineering HQ-40 aircraft transported human blood

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Apple brings face-tracking to ARKit on iPhone X

 While many expected Apple to push AR capabilities as the hallmark features for newly-introduced iDevices, in reality, ARKit was largely a footnote in today’s Apple event as the company focused the bulk of attention on features like Face ID and

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Everything Apple announced at its iPhone X keynote

 Apple’s September event is always a big one. And this year is no different. There were new iPhones, a new Apple Watch and even a new Apple TV. Surprisingly, Apple announced not one, not two but three different iPhone models

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