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The Vive Deluxe Audio Strap is HTC's second big announcement, which is essentially a more premium headstrap for the HTC Vive. It's interesting to see HTC stick with the Vive's current design, rather than releasing a new device. 5-8). Previously, HTC partnered with wireless company TPCast, which announced that it would be providing a wireless upgrade module for existing Vive systems back in November 2016.
  • Uber moves its self-driving cars to Arizona to escape California regulators

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    An Uber spokesperson says it is working on a fix, and in the meantime, it has instructed all its human vehicle operators to take command of vehicles when turning through bike lanes. Currently, there are 20 other companies who are undergoing self-driving trials, all of which have the necessary permits. Uber has called drivers " the engine of our business ", but its basic business mechanics imply that it has never wanted much to do with them.
  • New Hawaiian coral-reef fish named for President Obama

    New Hawaiian coral-reef fish named for President Obama

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    When scientists first spotted the small pink fish, they thought it was a Pseudanthias thompsoni (another tropical fish species), but a prominent red spot on the end of the animal's dorsal fin indicated that the fish was a previously unidentified species, the researchers wrote in the study.
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 leaks in renders and 360 video

    Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 leaks in renders and 360 video

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    The fourth Nougat beta reaching the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge removes Samsung Notes from the preinstalled apps, but you'll be able to download it separately from Google Play or Galaxy Apps store. The two smartphones offer a much improved and less bloated software experience as well, and are all set to be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat very soon.
  • So It Turns Out That Pregnancy Can Affect Your Brain Structure

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    Pregnancy appears to trigger long-term changes in brain structure, researchers have revealed, suggesting that the transformations could boost a mother's ability to care for her newborn baby. They found that during pregnancy , volume shrunk in parts of the brain that play a key role in processing social signals and understanding the perspectives of others.
  • Atlas V rocket launches from Cape Canaveral

    Atlas V rocket launches from Cape Canaveral

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    The satellite is created to help the HughesNet Gen5 system deliver more data and other features to consumers and small businesses that have limited or no access to terrestrial broadband internet services. 18, calls for a 70 percent chance of acceptable weather conditions at launch time. The main concern is thick cloud cover. EchoStar 19 will be delivered to a geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO) atop the United Launch Alliance Atlas V booster.
  • Clippers' Blake Griffin receiving surgery for knee, out 3-6 weeks

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    Griffin has played well for the Clippers since sitting out December 10 against New Orleans because of right knee soreness. He was attempting to return to All-Star form with averages of 21.2 points and 8.8 rebounds, and the Clippers were looking like legitimate contenders early in the season.
  • The Pirate Bay to be blocked in Australia via court order

    The Pirate Bay to be blocked in Australia via court order

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    The order has the potential to affect Australians' usage of the internet as a large chunk of data is spent streaming on these sites or downloading content from them. Internet service providers (ISPs) can choose from a variety of options including DNS blocking, blocking IP addresses, URL blocking or any other technical methods, the court said.
  • Rick Perry tapped to be energy secretary under Donald Trump, reports say

    Rick Perry tapped to be energy secretary under Donald Trump, reports say

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    Later in the debate, Perry remembered, "It was the Department of Energy that I was reaching for before". That's a position that, in previous administrations, has required some scientific knowledge and experience, but as we're quickly learning from The Donald's other cabinet picks, the key qualification he seeks for public service is a nominee's commitment to serving the private interests of corporate power over workers, the environment, local communities and everyone else.
  • Ratan Tata rubbishes reports of stepping down as chairman of Tata Trusts

    Ratan Tata rubbishes reports of stepping down as chairman of Tata Trusts

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    Tata Sons have called EGMs to remove ousted chairman Cyrus Mistry and Wadia from the boards of Indian Hotels, Tata Chemicals, Tata Motors and Tata Steel. The two biggest trusts are the Sir Ratan Tata Trust and the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust . Earlier this month, four minority shareholders of these three companies had moved the Bombay high court against the special notice on Wadia's removal.
  • 'DuckTales' Reboot Reveals David Tennant, All-Star Cast Singing Theme

    'DuckTales' Reboot Reveals David Tennant, All-Star Cast Singing Theme

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    Plus, as a fan of Doctor Who, I am beyond excited to see David Tennant as the one and only Scrooge McDuck! The all-new animated comedy series premieres summer 2017 on Disney XD. Based on the Emmy Award-winning series treasured by a generation of viewers, the new " DuckTales " is produced by Disney Television Animation. " Ben 10: Omniverse " alum Matt Youngberg will serve as executive producer, while the story editor and co-producer is Francisco Angones ("Wander Over Yonder").
  • Trump sign waved in student section as predominantly black basketball team introduced

    Trump sign waved in student section as predominantly black basketball team introduced

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    The Warrensburg School District issued a written apology on social media , acknowledging that its students "acted inappropriately and were insensitive towards our opponents". Warrensburg's school district is predominately white with 80 per cent Caucasian students. What? Everything was fine: not insensitive, not necessary, not inappropriate, and certainly not racist until someone brought a Trump sign to the game? "That was just uncalled for and not needed", Warrensburg senior Gunner Joyner ...
  • Dylann Roof convicted in SC church killings

    Dylann Roof convicted in SC church killings

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    Roof's mental problems led him to accept all the racist lies he read as truth, and give his life to "a fight to the death between white people and black people that only he" could see and act on, Bruck said. Both of them described how Roof shot the parishioners after they'd bowed their heads to pray, turning to point and shoot one by one as the Bible study members hit under tables to escape the gunfire.
  • Top tech leaders to join Trump's Technology Summit

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    Sources said Wednesday's meeting may skirt the numerous disagreements with the president-elect in favor of a focus on shared priorities. "If he can reform the tax code, reduce regulation and negotiate better trade deals, the US technology industry will be stronger and more competitive than ever".
  • Twitter Rolls Out Live Video

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    Although Periscope was one of the first options for broadcasting live video on social media , its status in the U.S. has perhaps been eclipsed by Facebook's own live video option, which generated intense debate in 2016 following live video feeds of police brutality .
  • TODAY'S FORECAST: Mostly cloudy, chance of snow

    TODAY'S FORECAST: Mostly cloudy, chance of snow

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    Temperatures will continue to climb out of the 30s through Sunday morning and ahead of a cold front, we will hit upper 40s Sunday afternoon with rain showers. Roads in parts of New Jersey, such as Boonton were icy and packed with snow on Sunday evening. That wedge of above freezing air will change precipitation from snow to sleet to freezing rain.
  • Methane Emissions Surged in Last Decade, Study Finds

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    Between 2014 and 2015, concentrations climbed up by 10 or more parts per billion (ppb) annually, which is a stark contrast from the early 2000s when methane concentrations increased by just 0.5 ppb on average each year. Unlike CO2, where we have well-described power plants, nearly everything in the global methane budget is diffuse. "Why this change happened is still not well understood ", Marielle Saunois, lead author of the new paper and an assistant professor of Université de ...
  • A dinosaur's tail preserved in amber

    A dinosaur's tail preserved in amber

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    But a recent find could fill in some of these gaps: the tip of a fuzzy young dino's tail encased in amber. Their fossil comes from the Hukawng valley amber mines in northern Myanmar, already famous for many spectacular specimens of life dating from 99m years ago, during the mid-Cretaceous period.