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Real-life “Death Stars” deadlier than Darth Vader astronomers find

Real-life “Death Stars” deadlier than Darth Vader astronomers find

Alderaan isn't the only planet to fall victim to the "Death Star", astronomers claim, though the vast O-type stars actually across the galaxy destroying young planets before they've had time to form don't have convenient exhaust ports to stop them. Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), a team of US and Canadian researchers discovered that huge quantities of ultraviolet radiation from stars at least 16-times the mass of our own sun can blast away the raw materials for new planetary systems.

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GM recalls almost 779k cars over fault linked to six deaths

GM recalls almost 779k cars over fault linked to six deaths

General Motors is recalling almost 779,000 cars over a fault linked to six deaths and more than twenty crashes, with the airbags of certain compacts failing to deploy. The issue, involving faulty ignition switches and too-heavy keyrings, has forced GM to recall hundreds of thousands of 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt and 2007 Pontiac G5 cars, after investigations found that they could unintentionally slip into "accessory" or "off" modes and thus stall while on the road.

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Microsoft “seriously considering” Android on Windows

Microsoft “seriously considering” Android on Windows

It would appear that Microsoft is either unaware of the existence of BlueStacks, or they've decided it might be time to take the technology mainstream. In a chat with the Verge, an anonymous source has suggested that Microsoft is "seriously considering allowing Android apps to run on both Windows and Windows Phone." Allowing these apps to run, as it's said there, would allow both platforms access to thousands of apps never before available to them in the past.

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Seattle nixes Gigabit Squared fiber Internet plan ahead of launch

Seattle nixes Gigabit Squared fiber Internet plan ahead of launch

In late December 2012, it was revealed Seattle had partnered up with Gigabit Squared to bring gigabit Internet to some of its districts as part of the Gigabit Neighborhood Gateway Program. The initial launch was to be in 12 neighborhoods, and by this past summer, the pricing for the plans had been revealed. As it turns out, all was for naught, as the entire plan has been scrapped.

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GTA Online update brings DIY Deathmatch and Race Creators

GTA Online update brings DIY Deathmatch and Race Creators

Inside the world of Grand Theft Auto 5 and the GTA Online universe there's an update coming down this week that'll allow users to do-it-themselves in a whole new set of ways. The latest in create your own experience abilities comes with GTA Online's Race Creator and Deathmatch, both arriving in a sort of Beta mode here at the start for consoles. Both of these creator modes will be able to be shared with the Rockstar Games Social Club as well.

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Google-backed 23andMe genetic testing shuttered by FDA

Google-backed 23andMe genetic testing shuttered by FDA

DNA analysis company 23andMe has been forced to halt sales of its testing kit, after the FDA decided the saliva kit counted as a medical device and as such lacked the proper regulatory approval. The decision, which affects 23andMe's flagship "Personal Genome Service" (PGS) testing product, comes becomes the "FDA is concerned about the public health consequences of inaccurate results from the PGS device" the agency said in a warning letter, arguing that the company - which was co-founded by Anne Wojcicki, former partner of Google co-founder Sergey Brin - was putting customers' health at risk by potentially mis-diagnosing or overlooking actual medical concerns through its unapproved assessments.

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LG rumors of smartphone business death greatly exaggerated

LG rumors of smartphone business death greatly exaggerated

For those of you that read the rumor that LG would be dumping their smartphone business in favor of television manufacturing solely - no, that's not true. Today a real-deal LG representative has made clear that they're certainly not getting out of the smartphone business at all, and that the rumor was and is, of course, completely untrue.

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GOCE gravity-measuring satellite gives in to gravity

GOCE gravity-measuring satellite gives in to gravity

The GOCE satellite we reported to be falling to Earth has finally succumbed to gravity entirely, breaking up into dozens of remnants weighing 20-25% of its original one ton, reports the BBC. It didn't strike any populated areas as it showered down this Sunday afternoon. Interestingly, the extremely low-orbiting observation satellite was designed in 2009 to run out of orbit-maintaining fuel right about now and fall, just, you know, anywhere. No big deal.

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Star Wars: Tiny Death Star brings Tiny Tower to space for iOS and Android

Star Wars: Tiny Death Star brings Tiny Tower to space for iOS and Android

Disney Mobile announced this weekend that it is collaborating with LucasArts and Nimblebit to create a new Star Wars-themed version of Tiny Tower, the multi-platinum 8-bit game for Android and iOS that lets you build little towers with little people while your real house crumbles under long-term neglect. The new game is called Tiny Death Star, and it represents the first time in history in which Darth Vader looks adorable and squeezable.

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