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NASA ends Google’s discounted Pentagon jet fuel purchases

NASA ends Google’s discounted Pentagon jet fuel purchases

Google founders Larry page and Sergey Brin operate an impressive fleet of private jets that the search giant uses for various reasons. Many of the company's aircraft are based at a government airfield in California where they are able to buy jet fuel from the Pentagon at a significant discount. Reports indicate that following talks between the Pentagon and NASA this year, Google's ability to purchase discounted jet fuel has been ended.

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Gigabit Squared’s Seattle fiber Internet plans get official price tags

Gigabit Squared’s Seattle fiber Internet plans get official price tags

On December 13, Seattle's mayor announced that the city was going to receive its own gigabit Ethernet connection courtesy of a partnership between Gigabit Squared and The University of Washington. It has been just a week over six months, and Gigabit Squared has unveiled the pricing for the place, which is free at the lowest speed for 60 months, and comes in at $80 per month for gigabit speeds.

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Amazon reveals striking biosphere-bubble building plans for Seattle

Amazon reveals striking biosphere-bubble building plans for Seattle

Amazon has revealed ambitious and architecturally striking plans for its new downtown Seattle buildings, a cluster of "biosphere" bubbles filled not only with space for eager workers but plants and even full-sized trees. A rethink of Amazon's original plans for the block, the triple-bubble design presented at a Seattle design review this week is intended to allow the company's employees to "work and socialize in a more natural, park-like setting" that creates a "microclimate" suited to plants and people alike.

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Apple avoided billions in taxes via complex system says investigators

Apple avoided billions in taxes via complex system says investigators

It is no secret that corporations use tax loopholes and such to get out of paying what often amounts to a hefty chunk of money in taxes. Apple is one such corporation, but unlike the others, it stands out as having reportedly used exceptionally complex "gimmicks" and "schemes" to get out of paying billions of dollars in taxes over the course of the last few years. According to a Congressional investigation, the multi-country subsidiaries Apple uses are more convoluted than most of the systems seen by experts.

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Google and NASA buy D-Wave quantum computer

Google and NASA buy D-Wave quantum computer

Google will co-invest in a quantum supercomputer lab near its Mountain View campus, exploring the potential for incredibly-fast processing tipped to run 11,000x faster at some tasks compared to a standard Intel chip. The computer itself will be manufactured by D-Wave and based at NASA's Ames Research Center, where the Universities Space Research Association nonprofit will be responsible for its operation; Google and other companies will share access to the "D-Wave Two" hardware, which is rumored to cost around $10m.

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Nike FuelBand 2 reportedly adds heart rate monitor and BT 4.0

Nike FuelBand 2 reportedly adds heart rate monitor and BT 4.0

Nike's second-gen FuelBand fitness monitor will include heart-rate tracking and Bluetooth 4.0, insider sources claim, as well as the ability to feed motion data into third party applications. The sports company is already field-testing the new wearable in casings disguised to look exactly like the first model, Gear Live's tipster suggests, with a boost in responsiveness among the improvements mentioned.

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Xbox 720 is Xbox Fusion suggests latest console chatter

Xbox 720 is Xbox Fusion suggests latest console chatter

Microsoft isn't far off announcing the first official details about its upcoming "Xbox 720" next-gen console, but according to the latest batch of whispers the gaming flagship will launch as the Xbox Fusion. Speculation about the official name Microsoft will give the Xbox 360 successor has circulated since shortly after the 360 itself arrived, with the current internal codename "Durango" and tongue-in-cheek "Xbox 720" expected to fall by the wayside in favor of a more distinctive brand.

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Xbox 720 integration tipped by Ubisoft in Watch Dogs push

Xbox 720 integration tipped by Ubisoft in Watch Dogs push

While Ubisoft already made it clear that it would be releasing its next open world action-adventure game for the PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Wii U, and the Xbox 360, it still didn't confirm whether or not Watch Dogs would be released for the next-gen Xbox (although then again, why would it leave it out?). In the official Watch Dogs world premiere gameplay trailer released today, Ubisoft tips that Watch Dogs will most likely head to the Xbox 720.

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Xbox 720 IllumiRoom integration demo suggests “Infinity” experience

Xbox 720 IllumiRoom integration demo suggests “Infinity” experience

This week Microsoft has presented a concept for a system they call IllumiRoom, one made to show how the television could be expanded upon with a series of projectors. This system has been pegged for possible integration for the Xbox 720 - also known as the Xbox Infinity - a system Microsoft will announce in one form or another on the 21st of May at Microsoft's Xbox campus. With Microsoft's IllumiRoom, gamers will be using a combination of the Xbox's Kinect sensor and a projector to bring a room-wide peripheral view experience enhancement to the Xbox 720.

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