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Apple may acquire music identification app Shazam

SAN FRANCISCO – Apple Inc is in talks to acquire Shazam Entertainment Ltd, whose software helps users identify songs by pointing their phone at an audio source, according to a person familiar with the situation. Shazam’s smartphone app is already tightly integrated with Apple’s Siri digital assistant. Users of Apple’s …

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Researchers say they have found genetic differences between gay, straight men

It has long been debated whether sexual orientation is a result of a person’s biology or is determined by environmental factors and outside influences. A new study in the US could bring experts a step closer to proving that homosexuality is rooted in a person’s DNA. Research undertaken by North …

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Here’s what you need to know about 3D mammograms

WASHINGTON — A better mammogram? Increasingly women are asked if they want a 3D mammogram instead of the regular X-ray — and now US health officials are starting a huge study to tell if the newer, sometimes pricier choice really improves screening for breast cancer. It’s the latest dilemma in …

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Famed hacker hit with more sexual misconduct allegations

Nine men have come forward to accuse a legendary hacker of inappropriate touching, stalking and sexual harassment, according to a report Friday. John Draper, a 74-year-old cyber whiz nicknamed “Cap’n Crunch,” used his status at computer conferences to lure young men to his hotel room for private “energy” workouts — …

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Annoying office drone forces overworked employees to knock off at night

A Japanese company has created a torturous new device to force overworked employees out of the office at night — a drone that buzzes around blaring “Auld Lang Syne.” The “T-Frend” drone, unveiled Thursday, is designed to combat the country’s culture of working notoriously long hours, the Japan Times reports. …

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Spotify and Tencent are taking stakes in each other

Music streaming company Spotify and the music arm of China’s Tencent Holdings will buy minority stakes in each other ahead of the Swedish firm’s expected stock market listing next year, the companies said on Friday. The deal will help Spotify, a music streaming leader in Europe and North America, and …

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YouTube plans to launch a paid music-streaming service

Alphabet Inc’s YouTube plans to introduce a paid music streaming service in March, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. Record label Warner Music Group has already signed on while Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and Merlin, a consortium of independent labels, are in talks with …

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Scientists think this ancient crab looks like Darth Vader

Horseshoe crabs are pretty strange looking creatures, with large domed shells covering insect-like bodies, but as odd as they are they’ve actually managed to stick around for a long, long time. The creatures have been on Earth in one form or another for hundreds of millions of years, and researchers …

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Woman goes public with sexual misconduct claim against tech tycoon

A woman has gone on the record to accuse Silicon Valley billionaire Shervin Pishevar of sexual misconduct. Pishevar, 42, forcibly kissed Boston entrepreneur Laura Fitton at a charity event in 2011, according to a report in Axios. Fitton is the sixth woman to accuse Pishevar, an early Uber backer, of …

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Degenerative diseases could soon be a thing of the past

It’s understood that degenerative diseases like Alzheimers and cancer can make a person’s “golden years” look pretty bleak. However, there’s some hope on the horizon thanks to some new research from England. A research team at the University of Exeter has found a way to possibly stave off these diseases …

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