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Apple Store evacuated after iPhone battery overheats

An overheated iPhone battery injured a repairman in an Apple store in Zurich and prompted the evacuation of around 50 people from the shop on Tuesday due to smoke, Swiss police said. Zurich police said the incident occurred as the repair worker was removing the battery, which overheated and burned …

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New fridge gives you recipes based on your soon-to-expire food

Samsung has revealed a next-gen version of its Family Hub smart refrigerator that can give you recipes based on what’s inside your fridge. The genius kitchen appliance promises to help you plan meals using personal info on food preferences, diet restrictions and even food expiry dates. The new model is …

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Spy satellite aboard SpaceX rocket fails to reach orbit

WASHINGTON — A U.S. spy satellite that was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a SpaceX rocket on Sunday failed to reach orbit and is assumed to be a total loss, two U.S. officials briefed on the mission said on Monday. The classified intelligence satellite, built by Northrop Grumman Corp, …

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This virtual reality game lets you be a school shooter

A virtual reality video game being developed by the U.S. Army and Homeland Security Department allows users to experience the perspective of an active school shooter. The game, Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment, or EDGE for short, is intended to prepare teachers for an active shooter situation and allows them to …

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Bezos scores big win for Alexa ahead of CES

Jeff Bezos was winning at CES on Monday — and the largest tech show of the year hadn’t even officially started. The Amazon chief executive was sitting pretty after HP, Asus and Acer each debuted PCs designed to work with the e-tailer’s Alexa — all part of Bezos’ plan to …

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Now you can swipe right while professionally ‘networking’

A team of former Tinder executives, led by the dating app’s former chief technology officer, today launched an app that brings the same swipe right/swipe left sensibility to professional networking. The app is called Ripple, and it aims to be an antidote to the more staid experience of Microsoft’s LinkedIn. …

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Robot duck hopes to help kids with cancer

ATLANTA — A plush, robotic duck may soon become a fixture in the world of children who have cancer — a social robot that can be silly, happy, angry, scared or sick just like them and help them cope creatively with their illness through the power of play. The duck, …

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Fired Google engineer says he was discriminated against for being conservative

The former Google engineer fired in August after he wrote a memo that the company said perpetuated gender stereotypes sued his former employer on Monday, saying he was the victim of workplace discrimination and retaliation. James Damore and another former Google engineer, David Gudeman, filed the lawsuit as a proposed …

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Fired Google engineer says he was discriminated against for being conservative

The former Google engineer fired in August after he wrote a memo that the company said perpetuated gender stereotypes sued his former employer on Monday, saying he was the victim of workplace discrimination and retaliation. James Damore and another former Google engineer, David Gudeman, filed the lawsuit as a proposed …

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GoPro hires JPMorgan to explore a possible sale

GoPro is considering selling itself and has hired JPMorgan to help it with the process, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday. Earlier in the day, the company lowered its fourth-quarter revenue forecast on weak demand for cameras in the holiday season and announced its plan to …

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