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Microsoft is investing millions in a $1 billion startup that rejected its acquisition offer

Today, Mesosphere is announcing a new $73.5 million "strategic" investment, led by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and with Microsoft listed as a "significant participant."<p>That brings Mesosphere's total investment up to about $122 million, with a reported valuation of well over $1 billion, and Silicon …

Government documents reveal Dyson is making an electric car

There might come a time when the image of a vacuum isn't the first thing that pops into your head whenever someone says "Dyson." It seems the company has received funding from the UK government yet again, this time to help finance the development of something much bigger than the 360 Eye: an …

Electric Vehicles

Demolition company tears down the wrong house based on an error in Google Maps

As any regular user of Google Maps will know, the service doesn’t always get house locations right. It’s not unusual for street numbers to be inaccurate, and you sometimes get a home shown on one street when it’s around the corner on a different one.<p>So you’d think if you were doing something fairly …

SteamVR recreates your PC desktop in virtual reality

Steam already offered (compatible) VR headset owners the ability to drag their (ugh!) two-dimensional games, kicking and screaming, into virtual reality with courtesy of its Desktop Theater mode. Now it's bringing everything your PC shows into your VR headset. The Steam Desktop overlay pulls your …

Virtual Reality

Turkish warplanes strike PKK targets in northern Iraq: military

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish warplanes bombed and destroyed nearly a dozen targets belonging to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq late on Wednesday, the armed forces said, the latest operations targeting insurgent camps near the Turkish border.<p>A Turkish F-16 fighter jet takes off …

Lollapalooza 2015: 20 Must-See Acts

Lollapalooza is about to explode across eight stages in Chicago's Grant Park. Here is our annual guide to the essential acts — bands justifying their …

Music Festivals

Chattanooga shooting: New details emerge about the gunman

<b>Chattanooga, Tennessee (CNN) —</b> Chattanooga shooter Mohammad Abdulazeez told a friend that ISIS was "doing wrong" and "it was a stupid group and it was completely against Islam," the friend told CNN on Monday.<p>The friend, James Petty, also said that Abdulazeez taught him how to shoot an AR-15 assault …

Big tech companies back Samsung in court case against Apple

Just like Taylor Swift in <i>Bad Blood</i>, Samsung has also found a powerful group of backers in its fight against Apple in court. According to a document unearthed by <i>Inside Sources</i>, Google, Facebook, eBay, Dell, HP and other big tech corporations have submitted a "friend of the court" brief on July 1st, …

Patents

In Northern Ireland, 'Terror Gets Old,' But Divisions Linger

When Terror Gets Old: Northern Ireland's retired militants grapple with their brutal past from GlobalPost on Vimeo.<p>In Northern Ireland, "the Troubles" — the long and bloody conflict between Catholic Irish nationalists and pro-British Protestants — formally came to an end with a peace agreement in …

Check Out Kendall and Kylie Jenner's Explosive New PacSun Campaign

Kendall and Kylie Jenner are blowing up the fashion world—literally! The busy sisters, who aside from walking runways and starring in high profile …