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  • Monkeys Are Better At Math Than We Thought, Study Shows

    Monkeys Are Better At Math Than We Thought, Study Shows

    A Harvard University study suggests monkeys can use symbols to perform basic math calculations. Source: Newsy

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  • New Data Suggests Galaxy S5 Stole A Surprising Amount Of Business Away From Apple

    New Data Suggests Galaxy S5 Stole A Surprising Amount Of Business Away From Apple

    data shared from used gadget trade-in site Gazelle showed that iPhone users, for the most part, appeared to be largely uninterested in switching to Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone , the Galaxy S5 . UK-based gadget trade-in comparison website CompareMyMobile says it surveyed everyone who used its portal to trade in smartphones between February 24th when Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S5, and April 11th when the new handset launched. With this new feature, the company found that current iPhone owners in

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  • Spacewalking Repairmen Star In Juggling Act At Space Station

    Spacewalking Repairmen Star In Juggling Act At Space Station

    Two spacewalkers prepared to take on a quick computer repair job at the International Space Station on Wednesday, which is shaping up as one of the busiest days in orbit for the six-man crew. NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Steve Swanson are due to head out and replace a backup computer box that failed less than two weeks ago with a spare. Meanwhile, their Russian crewmates — Mikhail Tyurin, Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev — have been preparing for a

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  • Google Street View Now Lets You Go Back In Time

    Google Street View Now Lets You Go Back In Time

    Every day, Google’s Street View cars capture massive amounts of data and the company then publishes them on Google Maps at regular intervals. Until now, the only images you could see on Google Maps were the latest images. Starting today, however, you will also be able to go back in time and see older images. When you’re in the Street View interface, you will now see a small clock icon on the page. Source: wochit technology

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  • Nuclear-Level Asteroids Might Be More Common Than We Realize

    Nuclear-Level Asteroids Might Be More Common Than We Realize

    The B612 Foundation says asteroids strike Earth much more often than previously thought, and are hoping to build an early warning system. Source: Newsy

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  • Reboot And Reuse: Apple Offering Free Recycling Of Its Gadgets

    Reboot And Reuse: Apple Offering Free Recycling Of Its Gadgets

    Apple Stores will recycle Apple gadgets for free and even give some customers store credit. Apple Stores worldwide will accept all Apple products “for free, responsible recycling.” Customers who bring in gadgets that have resale value will also receive store credit in the form of a gift card. It’s part of a larger environmental push that Apple detailed in a new section of its website published on Monday, ahead of Earth Day on Tuesday. Source: wochit technology

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  • WhatsApp Hits 500 Million Users

    WhatsApp Hits 500 Million Users

    A couple of months ago, Facebook announced it was acquiring WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock options. Today, WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum wrote a blog post saying that the service now has 500 million active users. Koum named the company WhatsApp because it sounded like “what’s up.” WhatsApp was able to use push notifications to keep users engaged and encourage more people to join. Facebook acquired WhatsApp around a year later when it hit 450 million users. Source:

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  • Explore The Ship From ‘Star Trek: Voyager’ With Oculus Rift

    Explore The Ship From ‘Star Trek: Voyager’ With Oculus Rift

    The starship from the science-fiction television series “Star Trek: Voyager” has been carefully reproduced in the virtual world, ready for anybody with a pair of Oculus Rift glasses to take a walk around the bridge. Oculus VR, the company that makes the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, was purchased by Facebook last month for $2 billion. While the gadget is not officially for sale to the public, you can pick up a development kit, which includes the headset, for $350.

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  • Aereo Internet TV Case

    Aereo Internet TV Case

    Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet. The high court heard arguments in a dispute between television broadcasters and Aereo Inc., which takes free television signals from the airwaves and charges subscribers to watch the programs on laptop computers, smartphones and even their large-screen televisions. The case has the potential to bring big changes

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  • Upcoming Galaxy S5 Version With 2K Display Further Detailed In New Report

    Upcoming Galaxy S5 Version With 2K Display Further Detailed In New Report

    Samsung’s Galaxy S5 model has been further detailed in a new report. The publication said that KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, revealed that Samsung is working on multiple Galaxy S5 variants, was right about Samsung’s Galaxy S5 plans, including specs for the higher-end handset version. SamMobile says that the phone will pack a newer Exynos 5430 system-on-chip, which would include not only 2.1GHz Cortex-A15 and 1.5GHz Cortex A7 clusters, but also a Cortex-A5 co-processor that would handle audio encoding, decoding

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  • Roku FINALLY Releases A Youtube Channel For Most Of Its Streaming Boxes

    Roku FINALLY Releases A Youtube Channel For Most Of Its Streaming Boxes

    After what has been seriously way too long, Roku has just launched an official YouTube channel for most of its lil’ streaming boxes. The catch: Roku says the channel is only compatible with “current generation” devices, which they define as any box launched after July 2011. Roku’s model numbering system is super confusing*, so just know that if your Roku came out in the last 2 1/2 years or so, you’re probably good. Source: wochit technology

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  • Apple’s Letting Anyone Help Test Its Next OS X Update

    Apple’s Letting Anyone Help Test Its Next OS X Update

    Apple is suddenly taking a much more open approach to testing its desktop operating system. The OS X Beta Seed Program will allow anyone to “test-drive beta software and provide quality and usability feedback that will help make OS X even better.” To enroll, you’ll need to sign a fairly serious confidentiality agreement that likely forbids you from spilling details on new features early. Source: wochit technology

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