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With the Gear Fit 2, Samsung tries again at workout wristbands

Samsung's original Gear Fit was as flawed as it was ambitious, but the market for fitness gadgets is still growing. Of course Samsung was going to try again! That's where the new $179 Gear Fit 2 comes in: Samsung took the fitness formula it developed two years ago, polished it up a bit and added a …

Snapchat secretly acquires Seene, a computer vision startup that lets mobile users make 3D selfies

Snapchat has acquired 3D photo app maker Seene (also known as Obvious Engineering) a couple of months ago, TechCrunch has learned.<p>Seene lets you capture 3D models from your phone with a simple smartphone camera. Snapchat could use Seene’s format for a brand new category of selfie lenses, a new 3D …

Boy abandoned in Japan for being naughty found alive, unharmed

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese boy abandoned in a dense forest by his parents for being naughty was found alive and unharmed on Friday, nearly a week after his disappearance set off a massive search that kept the nation riveted.<p>Seven-year-old Yamato Tanooka was discovered in a building on a Japanese …

Walmart to test grocery delivery through Uber, Lyft

Walmart will soon begin testing a grocery-delivery service through Uber and Lyft as part of an effort to better compete with Amazon.<p>The retail giant is expected to launch the effort in the next two weeks in Denver and another market, according to a company blog post late Thursday. The second market …

Instagram’s new algorithm that puts the best posts first goes live for all

If you’re looking at your Instagram today, you might notice something has changed: older posts from friends and other accounts you care about are now appearing above those that were shared more recently. Yes, the new Instagram algorithm that rearranges the order of posts to show you the “best” …

Violent protests at Trump San Jose rally prompts criticism of demonstrators

Violence by protesters at a<p>Donald Trumprally in San Jose on Thursday night has sparked criticism of the demonstrators and the reaction to them.<p>The San Jose police officers union condemned the violence and called on bystanders to provide any video of the incident to investigators.<p>"I'm disgusted by …

Texas AG office moves to silence Trump critic

The Texas Attorney General’s Office sent a cease-and-desist letter to a former employee Friday after he accused the agency of giving Donald Trump special treatment during an investigation of Trump University.<p>The Attorney General’s Office, which was then led by now-Gov. Greg Abbott, gave special …

French Open: Andy Murray doubted reaching Roland Garros final

<b>British number one Andy Murray has said there was a time he thought he would never reach a French Open final.</b><p>The 29-year-old will face world number one Novak Djokovic in Sunday's final after beating defending champion Stan Wawrinka 6-4 6-2 4-6 6-2.<p>"Reaching the French Open final is definitely not …

Tennis

America Is Hitting the Road Again

ON ROUTE 66 IN NEW MEXICO — Bob Pack forgot to bring his James Taylor CDs. Still, he and his brother and sister were having a blast, rolling among the sandstone mesas, ghost towns and kitschy tourist attractions.<p>They reminisced about family trips as children back in the 1950s, Mr. Pack and his …

RVs

Rivalries run deep in the dueling title bouts at UFC 199

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Dominick Cruz belittled Urijah Faber's height, criticized his looks and denigrated his fighting abilities. Cruz brought up …

Martial Arts

Petition Demands Starbucks Leave Trump Tower

A petition calling for Starbucks (sbux) to stop doing business in Trump Tower and other real estate owned by the Republican nominee for president has …

Meet the Entrepreneur Working to Reinvent How You Connect to the Internet

Roughly 3 out of 4 venture-backed startups fail, according to Harvard Business School's Shikhar Ghosh, who studies young companies. Typically they …

Uber’s biggest competition is now backed by Apple — here’s what it’s planning for the future

We finally have some clues as to what Didi Chuxing may do with some of its $1 billion Apple investment.<p>In case you're not familiar, Didi is an extremely popular ride-hailing app in China that is basically crushing Uber and other competitors in the region.<p>The company averages about 11 million rides …

San Francisco

Trump praises 'my African-American' supporter at rally

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Donald Trump singled out a black supporter at a rally in California on Friday as he sought to demonstrate his support among …

Donald Trump