Self-fueling boat sets off from Paris on 6-year world trip

A boat that fuels itself is setting off around the world from Paris on a six-year journey that its designers hope will serves as a model for emissions-free energy networks of the future.

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Ikea and NASA are partnering on Mars furniture?

Setting up Ikea furniture may be difficult, but it’s not rocket science…or is it? Thanks to a new collaboration between NASA and the Swedish furniture store, the two challenges may not be so disparate after all.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/12/ikea-and-nasa-are-partnering-on-mars-furniture.html

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AT&T, Time Warner Brace for Regulatory Firestorm


AT&T and Time Warner on Saturday announced they had reached a merger deal, setting off alarm bells across the industry. AT&T has agreed to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion. At least a year’s worth of regulatory scrutiny, public hearings and political maneuvering is expected. The deal, which followed days of speculation and tightly held negotiations, essentially would create the industry’s first vertically integrated mobile provider of premium cable. AT&T is already the largest pay-TV provider and one of the biggest telecoms in the world.

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The Microsoft-LinkedIn CRM Connection


With its $26 billion purchase of LinkedIn, Microsoft may be setting itself up to tackle Salesforce head-on for CRM dominance. The purchase also might help Microsoft compete more aggressively with other major CRM providers, such as SAP and Oracle. The LinkedIn purchase “is key to our bold ambition to reinvent productivity and business processes,” CEO Satya Nadella told Microsoft employees. How people find jobs, build skills, sell, market and get work done — and ultimately, achieve success, “requires a connected professional world,” he said.

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Five easy solutions to slashing your heating bill

Winter temperatures are setting in quick, which means it’s once again time to fire up the heater, even here in the Southwest. Unfortunately, when you get your heating bill each month it might seem like it would be less expensive to heat your house by burning piles of money.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/12/23/five-easy-solutions-to-slashing-your-heating-bill.html

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AMD preps hotfix for Radeon Crimson video card fan woes

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AMD’s new Radeon Crimson driver has a fan setting issue that could damage video cards — the company has pledged to release a hotfix today to address the problem.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/218698-amd-preps-hotfix-for-radeon-crimson-video-card-fan-woes

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Apple's iPad Pro arrives, vies with Microsoft's Surface Book to kill traditional PCs

Apple’s biggest iPad yet is on sale Wednesday, setting the stage for a battle with Microsoft to replace your laptop.

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This new iPhone feature could secretly eat through your data plan

iOS 9 is out and if you have it on your iPhone there’s one setting that you might want to change right away. It’s supposed to help speed up your Internet, but it could be costing you data without you knowing about it.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/10/01/this-new-iphone-feature-could-secretly-eat-through-your-data-plan/

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Notes of interest from Apple's Q3 2015 conference call

Record setting sales of the iPhone pushed Apple to its best June quarter ever, with profit of $10.7 billion. Following the announcement, executives from the company participated in a conference call with analysts and the media, and notes of inventory follow.

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Startup makes rhino horns – without rhinos

After 40 million years, the Sun may be setting for one of the world’s largest land animals. Three of the five surviving rhino species are critically endangered, poaching rates are off the charts, and the northern white rhino is down to a single representative.

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ARM-based chip can run for ‘decades’ on one set of batteries

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New Atmel microcontrollers are setting records for low power consumption with a target battery lifespan measured in decades. These are the kind of innovations that could make human-powered electronics a reality in the long-term.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/202519-arm-based-chip-can-run-for-decades-on-one-set-of-batteries

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TSMC is finally making 20nm parts for Apple’s next-gen iPhone, iPad

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TSMC has reportedly begun shipping Apple 20nm chips in volume, setting the stage for an introduction and launch later this year. The iPhone 6 will be the first 20nm SoC on the market — will Apple use that advantage to extend its lead over its rivals?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/186080-tsmc-is-finally-making-20nm-parts-for-apples-next-gen-iphone-ipad

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Nintendo's Plan B


Aiming in part to counteract losses sustained on its Wii U gaming device, Nintendo reportedly is setting its sights on emerging markets and planning a brand-new console and games with those markets in mind. Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata last week cited higher entertainment budgets among many emerging nations’ middle-class consumers as part of his company’s rationale for looking farther afield in a more concerted way than before. It appears the new hardware and games will be designed for consumers with lower incomes and less gaming experience.

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