'Hairy Collins monster' thrived a half billion years ago

SPIKY SEA CREATURE: More than half a billion years ago, a peculiar little creature with rows of spikes on its back and delicate, feather-like front limbs to strain bits of food from the water ...

2 hours ago from ABC Science

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Justices won't hear Google appeal in dispute with Oracle

The Supreme Court is staying out of a long-running legal battle between technology giants Oracle and Google over copyright protection for a computer program that powers most of the world's smartphones ...

15 hours ago from Phys.org

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Two Uber bosses taken into custody in France: company

Two top Uber bosses were taken into custody in France Monday as part of a probe into their ride-booking app which has sparked violent protests from regular taxi drivers, the company said.

11 hours ago from Phys.org

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Microsoft handing display ads to AOL, says Bing is a multibillion dollar business

Microsoft on Monday revealed it will be shutting down portions of its display advertising business across nine markets and handing off those duties to AOL and AppNexus. In exchange, Bing will ...

4 hours ago from Techspot

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Railroad official asks digital map firms to mark crossings

The federal agency that oversees railroads is asking digital mapping companies to alert users as they approach track crossings.

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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Samsung is launching 'several' more Tizen smartphones this year

It's tempting to think of Tizen as an also-ran in the smartphone world next to powerhouses like Android and iOS, but that's not entirely true when Samsung has sold 1 million Z1 phones in India ...

5 hours ago from Engadget

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Yelp study claims that Google 'knowingly' worsens search results

Yelp really, really isn't a fan of Google's search rankings, and it's making sure that you know it. The location-based service has partnered with net neutrality pioneer Tim Wu on a study alleging ...

4 hours ago from Engadget

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Chestnut-crowned babbler: Australian bird becomes first known non-human species to communicate using language

A small gregarious bird that lives in the Australian outback has been found to communicate with one another using a simple form of language the first species other than humans known to do ...

9 hours ago from The Independent

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The Key to Longer-Lasting Smartwatches Might Be Stupidly Simple

Smartwatches are not endowed with the greatest battery life, thanks to the limited space available. But for the increasingly large number of circular smartwatches on the market, there's one ...

1 hours ago from Gizmodo

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PayPal explains when it will hit you with robocalls

When PayPal updated its user agreement with language suggesting that it had broad powers to make automated calls (aka robocalls) and texts, customers were understandably nervous. Was the company ...

3 hours ago from Engadget

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