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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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Xbox 720 details tipped as Microsoft event draws near

Xbox 720 details tipped as Microsoft event draws near

Now that the Microsoft official event for the next generation in Xbox console technology has been named for this Summer, suggestions and tips about the machine's workings have begun to pour in. According to sources SlashGear tracks regularly, this machine will be bringing on many features that allow it to be a cross-platform supported piece of hardware with a Windows 8 Core and the ability to once again act as a user's all-in-one entertainment center.

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NVIDIA Project SHIELD pilots a Parrot AR.Drone quadcopter

NVIDIA Project SHIELD pilots a Parrot AR.Drone quadcopter

The folks at graphics company NVIDIA have been seen piloting a mobile-friendly quadcopter device this week with their own upcoming Project SHIELD Android handset. Project SHIELD is NVIDIA's first in-house all-NVIDIA piece of hardware made for the consumer market and will be pushed to the public later this year, while the device it was spotted controlling has been out for some time: the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0. This Parrot device is one notoriously mobile device-friendly and was originally built to be controlled by the Apple iPad.

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Xbox 720 event invite suggests first device reveal

Xbox 720 event invite suggests first device reveal

Today invitations have been issued to an event for the press that will reveal what Microsoft is suggesting will be "a new generation revealed" for the Xbox. This invitation notes that Don Mattrick will be present with the whole Xbox team and that a "special unveiling" will be taking place. This timeline and recent reports combined suggest this event will be the home of the official unveiling of the rumored Xbox 720.

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New stem cell transplants able to restore memory and cognition

New stem cell transplants able to restore memory and cognition

A study conducted at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has successfully shown that human stem cells can implant themselves into the brain and heal neurological problems. The experiment was conducted using mice, and it showed that implanted stem cells ended up forming two vital types of neurons, which are involved in different kinds of human behavior, such as emotions, learning, memory, addiction, etc.

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