Boaty McBoatface set for first scientific mission

The unmanned submarine named ‘Boaty McBoatface’ following a high-profile viral campaign last year is about set sail on its first mission.

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New FCC Chair Ajit Pai Vows to Kill Net Neutrality Rules


President Donald Trump on Monday named Ajit Pai chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Pai, who has been a Republican commissioner for the agency since 2012, replaced Tom Wheeler, whom President Obama appointed to the top FCC post in late 2013. With the new administration, Republicans gain the expected majority of the commission. Pai has been known to be a foe of former President Barack Obama’s Net neutrality rules, stating the policy could lead to new taxes while giving less consumer choice.

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John Wayne guns for beginners revealed at SHOT Show

The ‘Lil’ Duke, named after iconic Hollywood Western hero John Wayne, is a .177 caliber lever action BB air rifle aimed at beginners and younger shooters.

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New CEO to Guide FinancialForce's Ambitious Growth Plans


Cloud-based ERP firm FinancialForce on Friday named a new CEO, Tod Nielsen, who previously served as executive vice president of platform at Salesforce. Nielsen takes the helm from FinancialForce founder Jeremy Roche, who remains a major shareholder in the company. He will stay on as special advisor to the management team and work with FinancialForce investor Unit4 in an executive position. Roche’s home base is in the UK. Salesforce is another investor in FinancialForce, which builds its applications on the Salesforce platform.

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Twitter Buys Yes for Product VP Talent


Twitter last week purchased Yes and named the mobile app startup’s CEO, Keith Coleman, as its new VP of product — a challenging post. Coleman will be Twitter’s third VP of product this year and the fifth since 2014. Twitter’s main problems are monetization, which has plagued it since its founding; slowing user growth; and stiff competition. Those encouraged by Coleman’s appointment cite his previous experience at Google. He served there as the project manager leading Google Plus, which includes Google Reader and Google Talk.

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Russian Regulators Scoop Apple Into Price-Fixing Probe


A Russian regulatory authority earlier this week named Apple, along with more than a dozen Russian retailers, as a target for an investigation into price-fixing activities. The Federal Antimonopoly Service, or FAS, has seen signs of price-setting coordination among iPhone resellers in Russia, according to a notice published on the agency’s website. A preliminary investigation revealed that since last fall, when Apple introduced the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus in Russia, a majority of resellers have maintained the same prices for some time.

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Twitter Upsets Rivals to Win Thursday Night Football Streaming Rights


The National Football League on Monday named Twitter its exclusive global partner to live-stream 10 Thursday Night Football games during the 2016 season. Twitter reportedly beat out some of the top content and social media providers for the contract. It will live-stream the games for free to more than 800 million registered and unregistered users over mobile phones, tablets, connected TV sets and personal computers, while CBS and NBC will broadcast the games, which will be simulcast over the NFL Network.

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Apple loses Mac engineering chief, former Mercedes R&D exec Johann Jungwirth to Volkswagen

Article Image Johann Jungwirth, who headed Mac Systems Engineering at Apple and was named in some reports as a player on the company’s Project Titan electric car team, has left Cupertino for a new job at Volkswagen.

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Veteran Car Guy to Steer Google's Driverless Cars to Market


Google on Sunday named auto industry veteran John Krafcik to head up its autonomous vehicle division. Krafcik, former CEO of Hyundai’s U.S. operations, will be the first CEO of Google’s 6-year-old self-driving car project. “This is a great opportunity to help Google develop the enormous potential of self-driving cars,” said Krafcik. “This technology can save thousands of lives, give millions of people greater mobility, and free us from a lot of the things we find frustrating about driving today,” he added. “I can’t wait to get started.”

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Microsoft to axe Internet Explorer

We’ve known for months now that Microsoft was working on a new browser currently named Project Spartan for Windows 10, but it always appeared as though the company planned to keep Internet Explorer front and center. But the negative connotations with the name were just too much — Microsoft is finally giving up on IE.

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The art of deception: How Apple attempts to keep its secret projects under wraps

With connections drawn between a rumored Apple car project and a research company named SixtyEight, AppleInsider takes a look at some other ways Apple has attempted to keep its top-secret projects out of the public eye.



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Leaked G3 Stylus shows LG’s keen to grow the G3 smartphone family

LG could be planning to launch another spin-off of the G3 smartphone, named the G3 Stylus. A leaked set of specs suggests it won’t be challenging the Note 3, but will share the G3’s overall design. 

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Path Adds Another Avenue for Mobile Gabfest


Path has hived off its mobile-only messaging service as a standalone app named “Talk,” it said Friday. It also ended limits on the number of friends users can communicate with, and announced its purchase of place messaging pioneer TalkTo as it sets itself for growth. The Talk app has a new feature, Ambient Status, that shows users’ current status at a glance — whether they’re in transit, in the neighborhood, or even if their battery is running low. TalkTo lets users text message any nearby business and get a texted response within minutes.

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