Video Friday: Google Delivery Drones, Strange Robot Game, and Humanoid Does Ice Bucket Challenge

Google has delivery drones! Plus (of course) all the rest of Video Friday

18 hours ago from IEEE Spectrum

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Nintendo reveals new 3DS and 3DS XL

Nintendo has revealed a significant hardware revision for its popular 3DS and 3DS XL handheld gaming systems.The update adds several new physical controls to the device, while switching storage ...

19 hours ago from Gizmag

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Samsung licenses HERE maps, still trying to escape the Google ecosystem

Samsung finally has a backup plan for the most important app in Google's arsenal.

9 hours ago from Arstechnica

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MSN Messenger to shut down after 15 years of service

Microsoft's previously hugely popular MSN Messenger, or Windows Live Messenger as it is now known, will be shelved in October – bringing an end to the 15-year-old service.

12 hours ago from The Independent

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iPhone 6 could kickstart Apple's move into mobile payments with NFC technology

Apple could be looking to enter the mobile payment market in a big way by introducing NFC functionality to the iPhone 6.

21 hours ago from The Independent

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Your Bacterial 'Aura' Follows You From Place to Place

Housemates may share more than a Netflix subscription and a mortgage – they also host an abundance of shared microbes, which significantly shape a home's overall micro-environment, according ...

Thu 28 Aug 14 from Discover Magazine

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Alienware's new Area-51 gaming rig looks out of this world

Alienware's new Area 51 gaming PC is making a comeback. If you through the design of the original system was revolutionary way back in 2006, wait until you get a load of what they've ...

10 hours ago from Techspot

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Samsung Gear S vs. LG G Watch R

Smartwatches have yet to really take off, but this holiday season is going to mark the biggest push we've seen from OEMs. Ahead of IFA 2014, Samsung and LG have already spilled the beans on ...

Thu 28 Aug 14 from Gizmag

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Intel launches Haswell-E CPU family led by flagship eight-core chip

Intel on Friday officially unveiled its latest enthusiast-level CPU family, Haswell-E. The high-end line includes a trio of unlocked Core i7 processors designed for Intel's new X99 chipset ...

15 hours ago from Techspot

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The Lost Hobbits of the Eastern Arctic

Scientists never understood what became of the Paleo-Eskimos who once peopled the north. Now they know—and there's new reason to miss them

Thu 28 Aug 14 from TIME

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