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Snapchat to offer camera-equipped sunglasses in first hardware push
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Snap Inc, the newly renamed parent company of messaging app Snapchat, plans to start selling camera-equipped sunglasses starting this fall, Chief Executive Evan Spiegel told the Wall Street Journal in an interview.

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BBC News - Technology
last updated: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:39:43 GMT

Yahoo 'state' hackers stole data from 500 million users
Yahoo says 'state-sponsored' hackers stole information from about 500 million users in 2014 in what appears to be the largest publicly disclosed cyber-breach in history.

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PC World - News RSS feed
last updated: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:52:00 +1000

Companies say IoT matters but don't agree how to secure it
A majority of enterprises say the internet of things is strategic to their business, but most still take a piecemeal approach to IoT security. Those results from a global IDC survey conducted in July and August reveal both the promise and the growing pains of IoT.

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Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
last updated: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 21:04:55 -0400

Snapchat to offer camera-equipped sunglasses in first hardware push

A billboard displays the logo of Snapchat above Times Square in New YorkNEW YORK (Reuters) - Snap Inc, the newly renamed parent company of messaging app Snapchat, plans to start selling camera-equipped sunglasses starting this fall, Chief Executive Evan Spiegel told the Wall Street Journal in an interview. The sunglasses, dubbed Spectacles, will be sold via limited distribution for about $130, said Spiegel, who described the device as a toy. The first hardware to be sold by Snap, the sunglasses will record video from the user's perspective in 10-second increments that can be synched with his or her smart-phone. ...


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Inside Australia’s secret ‘spy base’
FROM employing hundreds of Aussies to playing a key role in the US defence missile shield. Pine Gap’s secrets are slowly starting to emerge.

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CNET News
last updated: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:05:40 +0000

Snapchat Spectacles, glasses with a camera, coming this fall - CNET
Snapchat gets a new name, Snap Inc., and will soon release camera-equipped glasses that shoot first-person video.

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'The Simpsons' pays tribute to 'Adventure Time' in couch gag - CNET
Bart, Homer, Lisa, Maggie, Mr. Burns and even Santa's Little Helper are reimagined as "Adventure Time" characters in the Season 28 premiere of "The Simpsons."

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iPhone 7 Plus 'portrait' mode does background blur better - CNET
The public beta of iOS 10.1 brings the iPhone 7 Plus depth-of-field effect -- and a perfect excuse for us to post pretty pictures of passersby.

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Oculus founder Palmer Luckey's role in Clinton smear group remains murky - CNET
VR's boy genius funneled money toward a shady pro-Trump charity. But he disagrees with The Daily Beast about what he did -- or didn't -- say.

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Which smart bulbs should you use with Alexa? - CNET
Amazon's voice-activated virtual assistant can control a growing number of smart lights. If you're wondering which ones are the best fit for your home, we're here to help.

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Trim your wireless bill -- skip that phone upgrade - CNET
In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains why wireless customers should resist the temptation to get a new phone every two years.

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Facebook or Twitter for the presidential debate? You want to agree or argue? - CNET
The debates will be the same on both social networks, but the comments? Not so much.

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Yahoo already hit with lawsuits over hack - CNET
Yahoo users are fighting back after what's being called the biggest data breach in history.

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Polyester pants dampen rats' sex appeal: Ig Nobel prizes honor weird research - CNET
This year's awards celebrate goofy scientific studies involving itches and rocks with personalities. There's even a dig at the Volkswagen scandal.

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New Google Wi-Fi router may share stage with Pixel phone Oct. 4 - CNET
Called Google Wifi, the device is expected to cost $129, according to a new report.

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Confirmed: Fruit Ninja game will be blended into a big-screen film - CNET
Move over, Angry Birds. The juicy mobile-game app will soon be coming to a theater near you.

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Eric Trump says millennials admire his dad because he's like Zuckerberg - CNET
Technically Incorrect: The Republican nominee's son insists that his dad has come from nothing and built something.

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It'll grow on you: Check out America's best facial hair - CNET
From the exotic to the elegant, these guys were a big hairy deal at the National Beard and Moustache Championships.

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Crazy hipster beards rule 2016 facial-hair championships (pictures) - CNET
The 2016 National Beard and Moustache Championships featured some of the most flamboyant facial hair you'll ever see. Marvel at some of the wildest looks here.

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SpaceX zeroes in on cause of spectacular rocket explosion - CNET
Elon Musk's space company posts preliminary results of its investigation into an "anomaly" that led to the loss of a Falcon 9 rocket and Amos-6 satellite.

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The 404 Show 1677: The iPhone's headphone jack vs. lightning port, Italy, Palmer Luckey (podcast) - CNET
Steve Guttenberg has done the legwork and has declared a winner in the battle of the iPhone's headphone jack versus the lightning port. Which one sounds better? We'll also talk about Jeff's Italian vacation, what the hell is up with Palmer Luckey and much more.

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Welcome to the club, Yahoo: 10 other massive hacks - CNET
With hacking tools outpacing cybersecurity developments, breaches have become more common.

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VW releases some sketchy pictures of its 300-mile Parisian EV concept - Roadshow
Sliding rear doors on a hatchback? OK, you've got my attention.

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UPS tests time-sensitive deliveries by drone - CNET
The company has teamed with drone maker CyPhy Works to explore making quick deliveries in places that are difficult to access.

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Play a VR video game on this real roller coaster - CNET
Regular roller coaster rides not intense enough for you? Try playing a video game inside a VR headset as you ride this train at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.

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Hackers post image of Michelle Obama's passport - CNET
Breach of White House contractor's email apparently reveals schedules, whereabouts of first lady, VP Joe Biden and presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

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Star Wars fan film humanizes the Stormtroopers - CNET
The heartbreaking Star Wars fan film "Jakku: First Wave" goes behind the helmets as three Stormtroopers prepare to join a hopeless battle.

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Here's how much Honda's big-booty Civic Hatchback will cost - Roadshow
It's available in five different trims, so choosing the five-door won't limit your options much, if at all.

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Watch a Samsung Note 7 being used to grill meat (allegedly) - CNET
Technically Incorrect: In a parody video from Taiwan, the notion of Samsung's overheating phones is taken to an amusing extreme.

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T-Mobile outage? Customers wouldn't know the difference, says Verizon - CNET
Technically Incorrect: In response to reports of a nationwide outage at T-Mobile, Verizon is withering in its criticism of its competitor.

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BuzzFeed - Geeky
last updated: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 11:30:27 -0400

You Have To Take Pottermore's New Patronus Quiz

I DID MY WAITING. TWELVE YEARS OF IT.

If you're familiar with Pottermore, the online hub for info about J.K. Rowling's wizarding world, you'll know that the sorting quiz is one of the greatest parts of the whole thing.

If you're familiar with Pottermore, the online hub for info about J.K. Rowling's wizarding world, you'll know that the sorting quiz is one of the greatest parts of the whole thing.

(I'm in Gryffindor because obviously.)

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Well, we have to wait no longer. Because POTTERMORE HAS FINALLY RELEASED THE PATRONUS QUIZ AND OH MY GOD IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL.

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The quiz encourages you to ~answer instinctively~ and not ~think too hard~ because the questions are timed.

The quiz encourages you to ~answer instinctively~ and not ~think too hard~ because the questions are timed.

If you fail to answer a question within 5-ish seconds, it'll just move on to the next question, as I learned while trying to take this screenshot.

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Snapchat Is Releasing Video-Sharing Sunglasses. They’re Called Spectacles
The company is expanding how the popular app is used

Snapchat is expanding beyond its platform for short vanishing videos with the launch of video-sharing sunglasses this year.

The popular app’s company has now been renamed Snap Inc. with the goal of offering more than just Snapchat. The sunglasses, called Spectacles, are the company’s first hardware offering, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The camera-embedded sunglasses, capable of capturing a wider field of view known as “circular video,” will connect directly to Snapchat, allowing users to share videos that more closely resemble human vision.

Spectacles, priced at $129.99, will come in black, teal and coral and will be rolled out this fall, the Journal reported.

“We’re going to take a slow approach to rolling them out,” CEO Evan Spiegel told the Journal. “It’s about us figuring out if it fits into people’s lives and seeing how they like it.”

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liamalexander: My daily stats: 12 new followers, 9 new unfollowers via http://t.co/hROlspGI
liamalexander: My daily stats: 12 new followers, 9 new unfollowers via http://t.co/hROlspGI

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Twitter / Favorites from liamalexander
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alanjonesUK: RT @PopSci: Scientists finally have some answers about the mysterious "dark matter" in the human genome: http://t.co/Gm4Fh0B6
alanjonesUK: RT @PopSci: Scientists finally have some answers about the mysterious "dark matter" in the human genome: http://t.co/Gm4Fh0B6

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