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Google Shopping Express courts early adopters with free membership and deliveries

Google Shopping Express courts early adopters with free membership and deliveries

Google this week expanded Google Shopping Express to the masses -- but only the masses that live in San Francisco and the San Fransisco Bay Peninsula. Shopping Express lets you shop major retailers for groceries, clothing, electronics, and a wide array of other products and have them delivered to you on the same day. The location limitation in the early stages makes sense considering Google is located in nearby Mountain View.

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Bot & Dolly “Box” is next-level video experiment in projection-mapping

Bot & Dolly “Box” is next-level video experiment in projection-mapping

This week the team at Bot & Dolly - a group that works with 3D objects and video to experiment with art and live performance - have created a new experiment with live projection on moving objects. This project is known as "Box", and works with projection-mapping - projecting images on to spots that are mapped and tracked as the projector seeks them from afar. The result is a video demonstration you the don't have to be technically aware of to enjoy.

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Path download rate dropping, app hits bottom of Top 1000 chart

Path download rate dropping, app hits bottom of Top 1000 chart

Path managed to get on quite a few users' bad sides this year as it ran afoul of the FTC for collecting user data without permission, soon after drawing ire over a feature that many considered to be nothing more than spam. Despite millions of dollars in funding over the months, having apparently a valuation of hundreds of millions, download charts are showing that popularity for the app is dropping fast.

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Gearlike legs propel the plant hopping Issus to nearly 400 G’s

Gearlike legs propel the plant hopping Issus to nearly 400 G’s

For the first time in nature, an insect has been shown to use a set of gears to aid in jumping. Said insect is the Issus coleoptratus and it can be found throughout Europe as well as in parts of the Near East and North Africa. This particular incest is a planthopper found mostly on European climbing ivy and it belongs to the Issidae family. But key for today is the gear-like legs that cause this insect to be a champion jumper.

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Microsoft prepping Cortana to compete with Google Now and Siri

Microsoft prepping Cortana to compete with Google Now and Siri

Android users have Google Now, iPhone users have Siri and assuming these latest reports prove to be accurate, Windows Phone users will have Cortana. Well, more specifically, Windows Phone users will have a digital personal assistant that competes with Google Now and Siri. For now the Cortana name appears to be nothing more than a code, but final name aside -- the evidence does appear to be mounting.

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iPhone 5S Apple M7 coprocessor “knows” when you are sleeping

iPhone 5S Apple M7 coprocessor “knows” when you are sleeping

More information on the Apple A7 processor and its M7 motion coprocessor has appeared this week along with a set of suggestions on what Apple is working on for the system next. This system exists right this minute inside the iPhone 5S, bringing with it a bit of "always-on" measuring of motion data. This data is taken from the iPhone's built-in set of sensors, the same set as delivered in iPhones for several generations past: accelerometer, gyroscope, and compass.

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mLogic mBack zero footprint hard drive for iMac now shipping

mLogic mBack zero footprint hard drive for iMac now shipping

The mLogic mBack zero footprint external hard drive for iMac and Apple displays is now shipping. This may be the perfect external hard drive for iMac users who are the minimalist type and like as few things as possible sitting on their desk. These drives are designed to mount to the back of the iMac computer or the stand of a Apple display.

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Facebook “Trending” box in testing as Twitter-aping continues

Facebook “Trending” box in testing as Twitter-aping continues

Facebook is trialling a new "Trending" topics section pulling together current hot topics on the social network, in a move that is unlikely to do anything to dismiss accusations that the site is copying Twitter. The new section shows around five currently topical subjects in the upper right corner of the Facebook news feed, though is "only available to a small percentage of US users" at present, a Facebook spokesperson confirmed.

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Huawei claims to be developing 5G networks, expects to launch them in 2020

Huawei claims to be developing 5G networks, expects to launch them in 2020

Huawei's rotating CEO and deputy chairman Ken Hu has made a guest contribution over at Forbes discussing 5G networks, stating that the company has been working on developing them for the past several years. If all goes as Huawei expects, the company plans to launch said networks commercially in 2020, stating that it would be able to offer speeds up to 100 times faster than 4G.

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