How we identified weird and wonderful 'Jurassic platypus' dinosaur

When the platypus was discovered in very late 18th century, its bizarre features that appeared to be a mash-up of other animals perplexed naturalists. Now a creature from the past that would ...

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Facebook messenger adds video calls, taking on Facetime, Skype and others

Facebook has added video calling to its Messenger app, letting anyone with an internet connection and the app talk to each other through their phone.

7 hours ago from The Independent

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Forget the watch: Apple's iPhones are still the main event

The iPhone is still the engine behind Apple's phenomenal success, even as attention turned to its new smartwatch in recent weeks.

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Sunfire, Audi en route to synthetic fuel of future

How are scientific minds doing in coming up with a synthetic fuel as a viable alternative to petroleum? For some engineers, this is a long-held dream they refuse to dismiss. A Dresden-based ...

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US successfully tests self-steering bullets that can follow moving targets

The United States Department of Defense has carried out what it says is its most successful test yet of a bullet that can steer itself towards moving targets.

3 hours ago from The Independent

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Best Buy's Acceptance Of Apple Pay Is A Gut Punch For MCX And CurrentC

There were many interesting tidbits to come out of Apple's Q2 financial call yesterday, all of which Brandon highlighted. There's one tidbit that might be flying under some people's radar, ...

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Amazon Updates Whispercast To Make It Easier For Teachers To Assign Homework

Amazon on Tuesday announced a version update to Whispercast, the company's free and fast growing content delivery platform that allows organizations to discover, procure, manage, and distribute ...

1 hours ago from HotHardware

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Instagram adds emoji to hashtags, bans aubergine emoji and adds new filters

Instagram now allows searchable emoji in hashtags, but it has banned one notable character for fear that it might be used to share obscene photos.

7 hours ago from The Independent

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Google teams up with European media to boost online journalism

Google will on Tuesday launch a 150 million euro programme to support innovative online journalism in partnership with eight European publications.

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Finding People In the Nepal Earthquake Zone

Google, Facebook, activate people finder tools

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