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Yahoo must face class action over text messages: U.S. judge

(Reuters) – Yahoo Inc was ordered by a Chicago federal judge on Monday to face a class action lawsuit accusing the Internet company of sending unsolicited text messages to Sprint Corp cellphone users in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Reuters: Technology News

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LG to unveil 18-inch OLED display that ‘can be rolled up like a newspaper’

Share This article LG, Samsung, Sony, and other display manufacturers have unveiled flexible screens before, but this concept is more advanced, and frankly, stunning. The company is showing off at CES 2016 an 18-inch rollable display that can be rolled up like a newspaper. What’s interesting about this is the sheer size of the panel, if you can call it such; most manufacturers have shown off bendable displays at various smaller sizes in the past, and of course curved (but fixed) HDTVs have been in stores for several years now. Instead ...

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SpaceX says Falcon 9 rocket is undamaged after historic landing

Share This article SpaceX made history last month when it landed a Falcon 9 rocket after launching its payload into orbit. Company CEO Elon Musk now reports that the rocket appears to be undamaged by its trip to space and back. While it looks like the rocket could easily be refurbished to fly again, that’s not the plan right now. SpaceX wants to keep this rocket on the ground as a memento — well, also for testing and study. A few new images of the recovered rocket have been posted ...

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Apple shares off but weather U.S. market selloff

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Shares of Apple Inc fell to their lowest since August on Monday following recent worries about potentially soft iPhone sales but fared better than a 2 percent drop in major indexes. Reuters: Technology News

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Samsung’s new Bio-Processor knows more about you than you do

Share This article With the rapid growth in wearables, and the resulting variety of “quantified-self” applications, it was only a matter of time before chip vendors started developing custom VLSI to shorten development cycles and decrease cost for consumer hardware vendors. Samsung announced what it calls the Industry’s first Smart Bio-Processor. This all-in-one chip can not only monitor heart rate, but body fat, skeletal muscle mass, heart rhythm, skin temperature, and stress level. Versatile sensing integrated on-chip Early fitness and health-monitoring devices depended almost entirely on heart rate monitoring. But as ...

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Maingear launches 34-inch AIO desktop with liquid cooling and 18-core Xeon CPU

Share This article If you thought all-in-one PCs were lame and not worth your time, Maingear has one for CES 2016 that may finally grab your attention, although your wallet may cry out in pain as a result. The Alpha 34 is no ordinary AIO (all-in-one) desktop. For starters, it’s built around a 34-inch curved display with 3,840-by-1,440-pixel resolution. That’s seven inches larger and 1,280 extra pixels across compared with your average 1440p 27-inch display. Having a giant screen is great, but means nothing if you can’t play the latest ...

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Tesla Model S catches fire at supercharger station in Norway

Share This article Reports out of Norway are indicating a 2014 Tesla Model S caught fire while charging up at a supercharger station. An NRK report said (via Google Translate) that no one was in the car when it caught fire, and that the fire occurred sometime after the owner of the car set the car up for charging and left. The police are currently investigating the blaze, the report said, and so far there’s no explanation as to why the car caught fire. You can’t put out an electric vehicle fire ...

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Ford, Toyota ally to counter Silicon Valley in dashboard war

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp and Ford Motor Co said on Monday they will adopt the same software to link smartphone apps to vehicle dashboard screens and invited other automakers to join them to counter Apple Inc and Google’s push to control cars of the future. Reuters: Technology News

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