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What the World's First Quantum Satellite Launch Means

China blasted the world’s first quantum communications satellite into orbit from the Gobi Desert early Tuesday.<p>The project signals the dawn of a …

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Coastal zones: UK's protected 'blue belt' expanded

<b>The UK government has extended the coastal "blue belt" of protected marine areas.</b><p>The designation of 23 new Marine Conservation Zones mean that 8,000 square miles of UK waters now have environmental protection.<p>The announcement has been welcomed by conservation and wildlife organisations.<p>However …

Asus to pre-install Office on Android devices to stop lawsuits

A cryptic statement on Microsoft’s blog today confirmed that the two companies will stop suing each other — if Asus installs Office on its future Android phones and tablets.<p>Microsoft says that it has agreed with Asus to license its broad Android patents to the company in return for the …

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Adblock Plus officially lands on Android and iOS today

While Apple’s been working on system-level ad blocking for iOS 9, Eyeo, the creator of Adblock Plus has been building its own browser.<p>Available today for both iOS and Android, Adblock Plus’ browser is free. It’s not actually entirely built in-house, instead based on top of an extensible iOS browser …

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9 Crazy Body Hacks That Give You Superhuman Powers

But don't try these at home. Seriously.<p>Gamers often perform repetitive tasks to improve their character’s skill set, gain rewards, and advance to new levels. The process is known as grinding: Now, an underground movement has taken up that expression, calling themselves grinders, and they’re trying …

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Quantum 'keys' keep secrets safe from code breakers - Futurity

Alexander Sergienko and other physicists are using quantum mechanics to keep encrypted messages safe from code breakers. Here's how it works.

Microsoft plugs OneDrive storage into your Chromecast

In case you needed another way to beam photos and videos to your Chromecast, the Android OneDrive app has you covered. The latest update for Microsoft's cloud-storage service will take all those gorgeously arranged images from your device running Google's mobile OS and put 'em on your TV via …

Police Question Suspect In Lyon Factory Beheading

Police in France are questioning a suspect they believe was responsible for an explosion and the beheading of a man at a factory near Lyon on Friday. Officials reportedly say he took a "selfie" with the slain victim — his boss at the plant — and sent it to an unidentified Canadian mobile phone …

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At last, the Raspberry Pi mini PC has an official case

There's no question that the Raspberry Pi is successful among the homebrew computing crowd. However, it's not what you'd call consumer-friendly -- the bare circuit board you normally get is clearly intended for tinkerers who plan to put the mini PC inside their own projects. Mercifully, you won't …

Microsoft starts prompting Windows 7 and Windows 8 users to ‘reserve’ their free Windows 10 upgrade

In January, we learned that for one year, Microsoft would offer free Windows 10 upgrades to those running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1. While Windows 10 for PCs isn’t launching until July 29 and Windows 10 for phones is coming after that, we’re now seeing the first indications of …

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SanDisk details new portable USB C solid-state drives for MacBook and high capacity flash drives

After announcing new internal solid-state drives last week, SanDisk is back again with new portable storage options for Mac and PC users. This time the popular accessory manufacturer has expanded its line of portable SSDs and USB 3.0 Flash Drives.<p>Head below for the full details, pricing and …

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Iran to appoint first female ambassador since 1979 Islamic Revolution

President Hassan Rouhani had promised to reform women's rights when he was elected<p><b>Iran</b> will appoint its first female ambassador abroad since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, according to reports.<p>The post would go to Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham, one of Iran's most high-profile female …

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Year after schoolgirls taken, report catalogs Boko Haram atrocities

As Nigerians vowed never to forget scores of missing schoolgirls abducted a year ago by Boko Haram, the horrifying scale of the Nigerian terrorist group's atrocities was laid bare Tuesday in a report by Amnesty International.<p>The abduction shocked the world and sparked a global hashtag, …