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Meet the Leading Space Rock Target for NASA's Asteroid-Capture Mission

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The big asteroid 2008 EV5 may end up giving a piece of itself in the name of science and exploration. NASA intends to pluck a boulder off a near-Earth asteroid and haul it into orbit around the moon, where astronauts could visit and study the rock...(more) 

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RadioShack rescue deal dogged by fights, demands for new auction

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By Tom Hals WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - RadioShack Corp's rescue deal to keep 1,740 stores open was attacked on Thursday by the bankrupt retailer's top creditor, a failed bidder who called the auction a sham and sought a new sale. RadioShack, which filed for bankruptcy last...(more) 

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Here are the free games you’ll get on Xbox One and Xbox 360 in April

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This has been an incredibly busy month for game releases, but Microsoft isn’t planning on letting its foot off the gas in April either. On Thursday, Microsoft announced the latest slate of Games with Gold, but in April, Xbox owners are getting double the free games...(more) 

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Twitter launches video streaming app Periscope

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(Reuters) - Twitter Inc launched a video streaming app called Periscope on Thursday, just days after reports that it had blocked a rival app called Meerkat. Meerkat relies heavily on Twitter and has become hugely popular in the month since its launch. Twitter's announcement comes on...(more) 

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Twitter launches Meerkat-killer app Periscope

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Twitter on Thursday launched its streaming video application Periscope, a move that could dampen enthusiasm for the rising online rival Meerkat. The Periscope app, like Meerkat, allows anyone to stream live video to a wide audience with their smartphone. The new app "lets you share and...(more) 

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Run the Jewels' new music video is a senseless battle between a white cop and an unarmed black man

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Killer Mike, of Run the Jewels, has been a powerful and outspoken voice on the subject of police violence over the last year, particularly as protests grew in Ferguson. His music is filled with these same discussions, and now his group's latest music video is taking...(more) 

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Watch this spooky music video shot with a thermal camera

a shared story    6 hours 40 minutes ago
Hiro Murai directed the best music video of 2014, and I suspect he'll direct the best music video of 2015, too. This week, the filmmaker published his new music video for Earl Sweatshirt's "Grief." Shot entirely with a thermal camera, the footage is moody and unsettling,...(more) 

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Twitter chief vows to help Indonesia fight disasters

a shared story    7 hours 40 minutes ago
Twitter chief Dick Costolo said Thursday the microblogging site planned to work with Indonesian authorities to warn people about natural disasters that regularly hit the archipelago, from earthquakes to volcanic eruptions. During a visit to Jakarta, where Twitter opened an office this month, Costolo told reporters...(more) 

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Dance music service Beatport finally launches an app

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Beatport has served as one of the major destinations for DJs to stock up on tracks for years, but it's watched the smartphone revolution come and go without a single interesting move — until now. The site, owned by EDM event heavyweight SFX Entertainment, is launching...(more) 

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Top three mobile operators spend $13.6 billion in auction

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MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's top three mobile operators scooped up almost 80 percent of the country's airwaves in fierce competition, spending $13.6 billion in the latest round of spectrum auctions that raised a record $17.6 billion. The three operators bought airwaves worth a total 855.75...(more) 

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Who will win the live-streaming video battle?

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Twitter begins offering live-streaming video links via its Periscope service, challenging another app called Meerkat. 

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Rumor: Apple to launch three iPhones this year

a shared story    11 hours 40 minutes ago
Alongside an iPhone 6S and iPhone 6 Plus S phablet, the tech company is reportedly going to unveil an affordable iPhone 6C as part of the 2015 refresh cycle. 

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