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Study: global warming is limiting bumblebee travel

Study: global warming is limiting bumblebee travel

The number of bumblebees in North America and Europe is declining and the biggest cause is thought to be climate change. That’s according to a new study that was recently published in Science showing a trend since the 1970s where bumblebees are no longer traveling as far as they used to. Over this period of time, the travels of bumblebees have shrunk by as much as 190 miles from their previous southern limits, likely due to warming temperatures.

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Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear Black Chrome earbuds unveiled

Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear Black Chrome earbuds unveiled

All has been quiet on Sennheiser's Momentum product front until recently -- the company has introduced a new pair of Momentum In-Ear headphones in Black Chrome. The announcement was made as part of Sennheiser's upcoming IFA 2015 showcasing, and they'll be launching in September to coincide with the event's arrival. The new black chrome version is similar to the black red variant that Sennheiser introduced last September around IFA, but will feature a new sleek design that stands out from the crowd.

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Barnes and Noble nixing Nook store for users outside US and UK

Barnes and Noble nixing Nook store for users outside US and UK

After some troubling signs, Barnes and Noble has made it official: it’s going to be dropping many of its customers, namely those living outside of the United States and the United Kingdom. This concerns the Nook aspect of Barnes and Nobles’ business, and will be taking place early next month. It’s a somewhat surprising move, given that Barnes and Noble previously offered the Nook in 40 countries including most of Europe, Australia, and Canada. Now only those located in the US and the UK will get access beyond August 7.

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Workaholics renewed for another two seasons

Workaholics renewed for another two seasons

Comedy Central has renewed Workaholics for another two seasons, guaranteeing fans will get both season six and season seven of the comedy show. This deal comprises 20 episodes total, with each season consisting of 10 episodes. The network has had good success with this comedy show, with Comedy Central saying that the fourth season had been the highest rated show in it’s time slot among male audiences aged 18 to 34. The next season will be starting this upcoming January.

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Volkswagen Golf race car concept unveiled

Volkswagen Golf race car concept unveiled

Today Volkswagen introduced a new race car concept based on the seventh generation of its Golf car model. The car is a low riding hatchback with 330 hp via a turbo charged 2.0 liter direct fuel injection engine, the same engine found in the Golf R model. This concept car was made to test out a potential future customer racing project that the automaker may initiate next year. Through a partnership this new race car will be tested at the Red Bull Ring during the Touringcar Racer International Series.

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Canon PIXMA MG3620 prints straight from Instagram

Canon PIXMA MG3620 prints straight from Instagram

Canon has a new PIXMA printer and it’s the first one that can print directly from Instagram accounts. This gives mobile photographers with a fondness for printed photographs a way to print out their favorite Instagram shots without having to use their laptop or third-party software. It’s the Canon PIXMA MG3620 Wireless Inkjet all-in-one printer, and it works in conjunction with Canon's mobile PRINT app. If Instagram isn't your cup of tea, the printer and app are also compatible with Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, and a bunch of other services.

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T-Mobile subscribers can now roam for free in Canada, Mexico

T-Mobile subscribers can now roam for free in Canada, Mexico

Today T-Mobile announced its new Mobile without Borders feature, which allows its Simple Choice customers to get coverage in Mexico and Canada without any extra charges. This means subscribers who are traveling in Canada or Mexico will be able to access 4G LTE data, as well as make and receive calls and send and receive text messages. Says the wireless carrier, with this upgrade the Simple Choice plan becomes the only wireless subscription option that spans an entire continent.

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Slack introduces new emoji reactions for ‘liking’ stuff

Slack introduces new emoji reactions for ‘liking’ stuff

Most social networks give their users a way to show how they feel about a post or a status, such as adding a star or a heart or a thumbs up. Slack, the chatting app used by companies and individuals across the globe, has decided to add that kind of functionality but couldn’t decide on what kind of symbol it wanted to use. Often times a simple thumbs-up isn’t enough to express what a person is feeling, and so Slack has introduced a new feature called emoji reactions to take the functionality to a new level.

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Facebook denies music streaming service rumor

Facebook denies music streaming service rumor

On Wednesday Music Ally reported that Facebook is planning to launch a music streaming service, citing unnamed sources and saying this service would compete with the likes of Apple, Spotify, and such. The service was said to be slated for a later-this-year-sometime launch. Facebook is denying the report, however, saying that it does not have any plans to get into the music streaming business. That does not mean it doesn't have any plans in the works, however, it just seems it is aiming for something a little more unique.

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Hummer electrical issue leads to fires, injuries and a recall

Hummer electrical issue leads to fires, injuries and a recall

Jeeps aren't the only cars on the market that have ignited. General Motors is recalling about 196,000 Hummers due to an electrical issue that has caused a couple to go up in flames. The recall was announced today, and spurring the decision are at least two cars that spontaneously caught on fire and were destroyed as a result. In one incident, the driver reported smelling something “funny” and discovering a fire under the glove box. Despite efforts to put it out, the Hummer unfortunately “went up in flames”.

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