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Yahoo Is Planning To Buy Imgur!

Yahoo Is Planning To Buy Imgur!

Imgur is among the most wildly popular image-sharing sites online. Especially among Reddit users, Imgur is a favorite. Rumors have it that Yahoo is in talks with Imgur, aiming to acquire the startup.

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‘eBay Now’ Same-Day Delivery Service Available For Dallas

‘eBay Now’ Same-Day Delivery Service Available For Dallas

eBay offers a same-day express delivery service which the company categorizes under ‘eBay Now.’ The service has finally arrived in Dallas and will be available starting from December 10.

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RQ-180: The Highly Classified Unmanned US Aircraft Unveiled

RQ-180: The Highly Classified Unmanned US Aircraft Unveiled

Lately, a highly classified unmanned aircraft of US, RQ-180, has been seen flying in air. What amazing of this secret unmanned aircraft is it demonstrates a major advance in combining stealth and aerodynamic efficiency.

By On December 9, 2013 Respond
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3D Systems Unveiled ProJet 4500 3D Printer: Creates Multi-Colored Plastic Items

3D Systems Unveiled ProJet 4500 3D Printer: Creates Multi-Colored Plastic Items

3D printing has become increasingly popular over the past few years, finding many new applications. Therefore many companies are now coming with new amazing 3D printers. In continuation to that trend, lately a company named 3D Systems has come up with a new 3D printer called ProJet 4500 that can create multi-colored plastic items.

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Verizon May Finalize $350 Million+ Acquisition Of Content Delivery Network, EdgeCast

Verizon May Finalize $350 Million+ Acquisition Of Content Delivery Network, EdgeCast

Verizon has been trying hard to gain a solid foothold in the content delivery business. To that end, the carrier may soon acquire the notable content delivery network, Edgecast, in a rumored deal raking in more than $350 million.

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Apple Starts Using iBeacons Across Its 254 Retail Stores In US

Apple Starts Using iBeacons Across Its 254 Retail Stores In US

Apple has started using iBeacons at all of its 254 retail stores in the U.S. The new technology enables Apple customers to instantly purchase new items at the store and enables any iOS device to send push notifications to another iOS device nearby.

By On December 7, 2013 Respond
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Here’s Steeri: A Siri That Can Drive [Video]

Here’s Steeri: A Siri That Can Drive [Video]

Have you ever wondered what would it be like if that voice-based personal assistant from iPhone came to drive your cars for you one day? A new video explores this idea rather hilariously, renaming Siri to Steeri along the way.

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After Winning Patent Lawsuit Against Samsung, Apple Asks For $16M In Legal Fees

After Winning Patent Lawsuit Against Samsung, Apple Asks For $16M In Legal Fees

The patent lawsuits between Apple and Samsung have dragged on for many years now. This year in November, a jury awarded Apple $930 in damages. Apple has now filed a motion, seeking another $16 million from Samsung for legal fees.

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X-51A WaveRider: The First Unmanned Scramjet Made Longest Duration Hypersonic Flight

X-51A WaveRider: The First Unmanned Scramjet Made Longest Duration Hypersonic Flight

Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA), Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and NASA have developed unmanned scramjet Boeing X-51A (also known as X-51A WaveRider) and it is used in tests to achieve hypersonic speed (a velocity of at least five times that of sound in the same medium under the same conditions). However, on this May 1, X-51A WaveRider achieved a speed of over Mach 5 (equivalent to around 6,200 kmph speed at sea level and 5,300 kmph speed at high altitudes) and made a longest duration hypersonic flight.

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US Navy Launched Drone From Submarine

US Navy Launched Drone From Submarine

The best thing about a submarine is it can move around from coast to coast silently. This silent predator can become a potential threat to any enemy country if carrying a lot of nuclear firepower. However, we have seen (at least in movies) launching underwater missiles from submarines to destroy enemy ship. But lately, US Navy has launched a drone called XFC from a submarine.

By On December 6, 2013 Respond
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Google May Beat Amazon’s Drones With Its Self-Driving Cars

Google May Beat Amazon’s Drones With Its Self-Driving Cars

The social media has been abuzz with Amazon’s plans of launching delivery drones and the subsequent statement by UPS citing a similar plan. However, Google may beat them both by using it’s self-driving cars.

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For 20 Years, US Nukes’ Launch Code Was 00000000

For 20 Years, US Nukes’ Launch Code Was 00000000

When it comes to nukes, the general perception is that they are the most guarded war arsenal. But a new revelation that the launch code for US nukes was 00000000 for 20 years, suggests otherwise.

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Icahn Asks Apple To Ramp Up Its Stock Buyback Program, Yet Again

Icahn Asks Apple To Ramp Up Its Stock Buyback Program, Yet Again

Carl Icahn is one of the leading investors in Apple’s stock, thus holding certain power in swaying the company’s stock-related decisions. Icahn has now called upon Apple to increase its buyback program, a suggestion he has repeatedly made in the past too.

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Google Testing Fleet Of Humanoid Robots For Various Purposes

Google Testing Fleet Of Humanoid Robots For Various Purposes

If Amazon plans to deliver packages via drones, how far behind can Google be? Earlier we have seen Google materializing many of its projects like Google Glass, autonomous car or Project Loon. And now the company has said it’s testing a whole fleet of humanoid robots for various purposes.

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UPS Is Also Working On Delivery Drones, Much Like Amazon

UPS Is Also Working On Delivery Drones, Much Like Amazon

In what was described by many as a publicity stunt, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos recently talked about using small drones to deliver packages. It would appear that others in the game, such as the world’s largest parcel service UPS, are also working on similar ideas.

By On December 4, 2013 Respond
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