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Galaxy S5 anti-theft features to be preloaded on Verizon and US Cellular

Galaxy S5 anti-theft features to be preloaded on Verizon and US Cellular

Smartphone and mobile device theft is among the most common crimes in the US and lawmakers want to make it harder for thieves to sell or use smartphones that are stolen. Lawmakers have been pushing carriers to institute so-called smartphone kill switches, but carriers have been hesitant to roll out those features. That is changing on at least two carriers with Verizon and US Cellular announcing that they will offer two new security features on the Samsung Galaxy S5.

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Yahoo searching for four original web series to battle Netflix

Yahoo searching for four original web series to battle Netflix

It's no secret that Yahoo is working hard to get into the video content realm. Yahoo has tried to purchase a streaming video company called DailyMotion in the past, but the deal didn’t work out. The search firm is still looking to roll out its own video streaming site to compete with YouTube. Whether that will be done by purchasing an existing streaming site or starting from scratch remains to be seen.

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Sci-fi series Humans coming from Channel 4 and Xbox

Sci-fi series Humans coming from Channel 4 and Xbox

Xbox Entertainment Studios and UK network Channel 4 have announced that they are teaming up to bring a new sci-fi TV series to viewers around the world. The TV series is called "Humans" and eight hour long episodes have been ordered. This series will air on Channel 4 in the UK and sci-fi fans in North America will be able to see the show on the Xbox.

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Mario Kart 8 gets new items, characters, and tracks

Mario Kart 8 gets new items, characters, and tracks

One of the most anticipated games for the Nintendo Wii U since that console launched is Mario Kart 8. The racing game has been a mainstay for Nintendo consoles for years. Mario Kart 8 will be a Wii U exclusive and Nintendo is offering some details on new features that will be seen in the game. Mario Kart 8 is set to launch on May 30.

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Samsung Gear 2, Gear Fit and Gear 2 Neo are available for pre-order on Amazon

Samsung Gear 2, Gear Fit and Gear 2 Neo are available for pre-order on Amazon

Samsung didn’t do too well with its original Galaxy Gear smartwatch that we reviewed back in October. Hoping to improve on the success that it had with the original, Samsung is set to launch three new wearables on April 11. Those new wearables include the Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, and Gear Fit that we went hands on with in February. In preparation for the launch of those three gadgets, Amazon has started taking pre-orders for all of them.

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Leap Motion Muse turns your hands into musical instruments

Leap Motion Muse turns your hands into musical instruments

Leap Motion has announced a new music app that is available for the Mac user called Muse. The software is a music creation platform that allows users to create ambient music using hand gestures. Muse is the result of work from a musician called BT and Dr. Richard Boulanger from the Berklee College of Music. Muse does require a Leap Motion controller.

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Saturn’s moon Enceladus may have ocean the size of Lake Superior under frozen surface

Saturn’s moon Enceladus may have ocean the size of Lake Superior under frozen surface

Scientists are looking at a number of celestial bodies in our solar system as potential habitats for life. One of the spots that we are looking at is one of Saturn's moons called Enceladus. This moon is particularly interesting because it is known to spew water into space. Gravity measurements suggest that the moon has an ocean between its rocky core and the icy shell that is about the size of Lake Superior.

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