Tuesday, July 12, 2016

IT News Head Lines (CNET) 13/07/2016





New dwarf planet discovered out past Neptune - CNET
Astronomers have found a new dwarf planet in the Kuiper Belt, with one of the largest orbits of any dwarf planet.

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Pokemon Go clone tops app charts in China - CNET
Pokemon Go hasn't yet been released in some countries around the globe, and developers in China are taking advantage of that.

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Monument Valley creator founds new game studio - CNET
The new Australia-based studio is called Mountains, and will be releasing its first game in 2017.

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Twitter increases maximum gif size to 15MB - CNET
The biggest gif you can upload to Twitter has gone from a tiny 5MB to a much more reasonable 15MB.

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Open-source Linux a step closer to automotive use - Roadshow
The Automotive Grade Linux project announced the release of its Unified Code Base 2.0, implementing support for audio stream routing, rear-seat entertainment and apps.

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Futuristic prosthetic officially headed to market soon (Tomorrow Daily 388 show notes) - CNET
LUKE (named after Luke Skywalker) is an advanced, modular prosthetic arm with over 10,000 hours of testing, and it'll finally be available later this year.

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Another Tesla crash blamed on car's Autopilot system - CNET
A Model X crashes Sunday morning after the car's auto-steer feature failed to identify an obstacle in the road, according to a thread on a Tesla enthusiasts forum.

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Gold bars awarded for top shots in annual iPhone photography competition - CNET
The applicants this year numbered in the thousands and spanned 139 countries around the world, but the grand prize was awarded to a Chinese photographer named Siyuan Niu for his work entitled "Man and the Eagle."

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Get a jump on Amazon Prime Day with these early deals - CNET
In the market for a 55-inch 4K TV for $550, or a Fire tablet for $33? Amazon offers a glimpse of what's to come during its sales event.

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​SEC probing Tesla for potential securities breach with Autopilot fatality - Roadshow
Did Tesla incorrectly handle breaking recent Autopilot-related crash news to its investors?

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Disneyland's Star Wars expansion could look just like this - CNET
A new piece of concept art depicting Disney's new Star Wars park expansion gives would-be attendees a peek at what could be.

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Pokemon Go is a certified hit. What's Nintendo's next play? - CNET
The idea of Link or Mario running around on your phone seemed like a no-brainer to everyone but Nintendo. The success of Pokemon Go may be proof that it should rethink its stance.

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Amazon's Daily Deal is one of our favorite Bluetooth wireless sports earbuds - CNET
Amazon is running a half-price sale on the Jaybird X2 today, a popular wireless sports headphone model with a tough design that's sweat-resistant and boasts an 8-hour battery.

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Hilarious 'Chewbacca Mom' shows serious side, to mixed reviews - CNET
She became famous for laughing with a mask on. Her latest video is a heartfelt call for healing after the Dallas shootings, but some on the internet are rolling their eyes.

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What do we say to the god of death? Bring Syrio back to 'Game of Thrones' - CNET
The actor who plays Arya's sword-fighting teacher says 'of course' he would want to return to the HBO hit.

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Let the Pokemon Go pub crawls begin - CNET
Adult Pokemon fans are getting ready to come together, raise a few glasses and then catch them all!

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Pokemon Go: Gotta catch all your personal data - CNET
If you signed into Pokemon Go with your Google account, you might have just handed your digital life over to the game's developers.

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​Watch a hydraulic press get the last bit of toothpaste and ketchup - CNET
See the awe-inspiring crushing power of a hydraulic press squeeze an impressive amount of condiment and toothpaste out of seemingly empty containers.

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Pokemon Go pumps up Nintendo's value by billions - CNET
Nintendo is part owner of Pokemon and the company is reaping the rewards of this mega hit. Meanwhile, criminals are using the game to their own advantage.

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Warner Bros. settles with FTC for not disclosing it paid PewDiePie, YouTubers - CNET
The government agency is slamming Warner Bros. Home Entertainment over how it handled its campaign for 2014's Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor.

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Science finds fingerprints on Earth of distant exploding stars - CNET
New research finds prehistoric climate change and even a speeding of evolution on Earth could be blamed in part on the death of a (very) distant star.

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Cozmo the AI robot gets even more powerful - CNET
The palm-sized companion robot will have a software development kit available to makers and hobbyists.

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Flying an Airbus A380 like a fighter jet - CNET
To fly the world's largest airliner you need courage, patience and the skill to master a small control stick.

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Get a free Amazon Fire tablet with subscription to Texture (the Netflix of magazines) - CNET
The limited time deal ends July 21.

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All the Pokemon Go news from around the world - CNET
Pokemon Go has made headlines all over the world, and you can check them all out here.

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