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U.S. judge signs off on Sprint's $50 million 'cramming' settlement

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By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge signed off on Tuesday on a $50 million settlement between the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Sprint Corp over claims the mobile carrier added unauthorized charges to customer phone bills. In May, U.S. District Judge William...(more) 



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Watch Kendrick Lamar's bold, cinematic video for 'Alright'

a shared story    1 hour 19 minutes ago
Kendrick Lamar's magnum opus To Pimp a Butterfly didn't have many obvious single candidates, but the smooth, soulful Pharrell production "Alright" was one of them. It now has an ambitious music video to match that candidacy, one directed by Colin Tilley and The Little Homies. It's...(more) 



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Xiaomi take first big step outside China with Brazil smartphone

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By Brad Haynes SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has started making devices in Brazil for sale locally, promising to dramatically undercut rivals on price in the first big step beyond Asia for the world's most valuable technology start-up. Xiaomi's global vice-president, Hugo Barra,...(more) 



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Jaunt announces launch of innovative virtual reality camera system

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The first professional-grade camera system was launched on June 30 by Jaunt, specialists in VR. Codenamed 'NEO', Jaunt's new series of cameras are described by the company as promising "fully immersive, 360-degree cinematic VR experiences". Jaunt do not intend to take 'NEO' directly to the market....(more) 



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Investors bet on e-sports wagering startup Unikrn

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More than 21 million people tuned into Twitch broadcasts from the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) video game industry extravaganza that took place mid-June in Los Angeles, according to the Amazon-owned company. The overall time spent at Twitch viewing video streamed from E3 totalled nearly 12 million...(more) 



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U.S. Justice Dept. cites missteps by police during Ferguson unrest

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Police responding to race-related protests and riots in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer made a series of missteps, including antagonizing crowds with attack dogs and military-style tactics, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Justice. The report, a copy of which was obtained by Reuters,...(more) 



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Solar plane attempts to cross front

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A solar powered plane is encountering its first weather front during its attempt to cross the Pacific Ocean. 



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YouTube wins German court case over artists' fees

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MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - Google won a legal victory on Tuesday over German performing rights organization Gema, which had sought to make the company's video-sharing service YouTube pay each time users watched music videos by artists it represents.  



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EU roaming charges to be abolished in 2017

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The European Union said Tuesday it had struck a deal to abolish mobile phone roaming charges in 2017, ending fees loathed by millions of holidaymakers and business travellers across Europe. The agreement will end the frustration of EU citizens on holiday or business who face steep...(more) 



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China climate change plan unveiled

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China - the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases - has announced details of its climate action plan. 



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EU strikes initial deal to scrap roaming fees in 2017

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By Foo Yun Chee and Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union reached a preliminary deal on Tuesday to abolish mobile roaming charges across the 28-country bloc by June 2017 and to require telecom operators to treat all Internet traffic equally. The deal, struck between...(more) 



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US Military's Hypersonic Jet Could Fly 5 Times the Speed of Sound

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The U.S. military is reportedly developing a hypersonic jet plane that could soar at up to five times the speed of sound — faster than a bullet, which generally travels at Mach 2, or twice the speed of sound. 



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