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Microsoft nabs a Web win, in a tiff over touchscreens and mice

Responding to pressure from programmers, Google has warmed up to a Microsoft technology to let mice and touchscreens get along on the Web — a technology Apple rejected. A decade ago, Microsoft was the laughingstock of the Web: its browser ...

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Google could make it easy for you to pay bills from Gmail

People use Google’s Gmail to firm up brunch plans with a friend, exchange notes with colleagues and say hi to their mom. Now, Google wants to add another use to that list: Paying bills. The search giant is reportedly working ...

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‘Ebola-proof’ tablet device developed

A tablet device that can withstand being doused in chlorine has been developed to help medics caring for patients with Ebola. Designed by technology volunteers and Google, it can be used even wearing gloves and in storms and high humidity. ...

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You Can Now Send Money on Facebook

Facebook just unveiled a new service that lets you send money via its instant messaging app, Facebook Messenger. It’s kinda like existing services from SnapChat, Square, and Venmo, letting you readily swap money other with people (as opposed to businesses) ...

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Windows 10 coming in 190 countries, 111 languages

WASHINGTON – Microsoft says its new Windows 10 operating system will be coming “this summer” in 190 countries and 111 languages. In a blog post late Tuesday, Microsoft executive vice president Terry Myerson said the operating system designed for multiple ...

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Galaxy S6 Gets Goldgenie Treatment; To Come In 24K Gold

Customers will receive the fancied up smartphones in Goldgenie’s trademark cherry oak display case Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930)’s newest flagship smartphone Galaxy S6 is getting a luxurious makeover ahead of the official release on April 10. London-based customization specialist Goldgenie ...

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Researchers establish link between climate change and food safety

Climate change can impact our food safety in various ways. Researchers of Wageningen University and Ghent University propose in a European study that there’s often a correlation between long-term changes in temperature and precipitation and contamination of fruit and vegetables. ...

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Researchers find 5G zone which is 65,000 times faster than present 4G

The 4G internet is still not reachable to the vast areas of the globe, but the researchers at the University of Surrey have gone ahead and discovered a new 5G zone which is 65,000 times faster than present 4G. According ...

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Google Pays $25 Million for .App Top-Level Web Domain

What’s $25 million toGoogle (GOOG)? Apparently it’s not too much to pay to buy a top-level web domain, which the search conglomerate just did to snap up the exclusive rights to the .app appellation in an ICANN auction. Google bested 12 ...

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Apple Said to Be Targeting Car Production as Soon as 2020

Apple Inc., which has been working secretly on a car, is pushing its team to begin production of an electric vehicle as early as 2020, people with knowledge of the matter said. The timeframe — automakers typically spend five to seven ...

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