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Curated Food Delivery Startup Caviar In Talks To Be Acquired By Square For $100 Million

Curated food delivery startup Caviar is in talks to be acquired by Square in a deal that could be worth at least $100 million, according to several sources. While we’ve heard the deal is slated to take place over the next couple of weeks, these things could always fall apart.<p>Caviar is one of many …

It Looks Like Google's Plan To Improve Your Android Phone's Battery Life Is Working

Ron Amadeo at Ars Technica ran the website's battery test on a phone running Android L to see just how well Google's new battery saver initiative works in practice.<p>Android L comes with a host of new features, mostly backend enhancements, aimed at extending general battery life across Android …

Here’s a quick look and how to enable an early version of OS X Yosemite’s new dark mode

Although the dark mode for OS X Yosemite that Apple previewed onstage at WWDC two weeks ago hasn’t officially made it into any build of Yosemite as of today, developer Hamza Sood has figured out a Terminal command which will let you get a taste of OS X’s dark mode now:<p>Just paste the line below into …

Android L source released in AOSP for download and perusal

This afternoon, General Public License projects for the Android L Preview release have been pushed. This does not mean that full source codes are …

A petting zoo of crystal-encrusted drones has been deemed too dangerous for London

An interactive drone installation planned for the London Design Festival in September has been canceled, the project’s sponsor, Swarovski, said in a statement, citing concerns over the “safety of members of the public in close proximity to the drones.” The Drone Aviary would have taken over the …

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Take the Plunge: 11 Swimming Holes Around the World

Lounging poolside is one thing, but nothing beats the childlike allure of splashing around in a swimming hole. The lake near your parent's home may top your typical list, but there are plenty of other swimming holes around the world that will capture your heart.<p>So, pack your swimsuit (and a sense …

Puny humans meet to decide fate of killer robots

A UN convention is meeting for four days in Geneva to discuss a potential ban on autonomous lethal weapons<p>The United Nation’s Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW), also known as the Inhumane Weapons Convention, is about to take the first small step toward an international ban on killer …

Apple to add HD audio playback in iOS 8 -- report

iPhone and iPad users may be able to enjoy higher-quality music after iOS 8 arrives later this year.<p>Apple is rumored to be prepping high-definition audio playback for the next edition of iOS, Japanese website Macotakara said Tuesday. The Music app in iOS 7 can't handle high-quality 24-bit audio …

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Analyst: Apple has reached deal with China UnionPay, could include NFC in iPhone 6

According to Shanghai Mobile analyst Frank Hill, Apple has reached a deal with mobile payment provider China UnionPay that would enable the next iPhone to make purchases at millions of supported Chinese point-of-sale devices. This would work in conjunction with NFC hardware said to be included in …