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Milky Way’s stars found prone to leaving home

Milky Way’s stars found prone to leaving home

Significant movement in star orbits around our Milky Way galaxy have been found in a study that spanned 4-years and nearly 100,000 stars. "In our modern world, many people move far away from their birthplaces," said lead author and NMSU astronomy graduate student Michael Hayden, "now we're finding the same is true of stars in our galaxy." It would appear that around 30% of the stars in our Milky Way have traveled a sizable distance from their birthplaces to completely different orbits over long periods of time.

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Apple Music to stream Dr Dre’s Compton album exclusively

Apple Music to stream Dr Dre’s Compton album exclusively

For one full stream of his first album in 16 years, Apple will play Dr Dre's Compton A Soundtrack. This stream will happen this Thursday - that's the 6th of August - starting at 6PM Pacific Time. We must assume there'll be breaks between music, as the stream is suggested by Apple to be taking place until 9PM Pacific Time. This first full album stream ONLY will be happening exclusively on Apple Music. After this stream - several hours later - the album will become available to the public via a number of sources, starting at midnight on the 7th.

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Unprecedented glacial melt to continue even in “stable” climate

Unprecedented glacial melt to continue even in “stable” climate

We've never had glacier retreat happening at as fast a rate as we're having this moment in history. According to data compiled by the World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS) and organized into a dataset by a number of scientists including Michael Zemp and Holder Frey, glaciers are melting away faster than at any point since humans have been monitoring glacier activity - that goes back to the year 1600. This happening is classified by these scientists as a true global phenomenon - and it's not going to stop any time soon.

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Halo 5 Xbox One console announced alongside Halo Wars 2

Halo 5 Xbox One console announced alongside Halo Wars 2

Microsoft's Xbox One presentation at Gamescom 2015 continued its bombshell news announcements with the revelation of the Halo 5 Limited Edition Xbox One console bundle. Priced at $499, the package includes a 1TB model Xbox One with a special design echoing the game's aesthetic, along with a matching controller and a downloadable copy of the latest Halo game. But the Halo news didn't stop there, as Halo Wars 2 was given a world premiere with a teaser trailer.

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BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition revealed, so very shiny

BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition revealed, so very shiny

If you were one of the many doubters in the lifespan of BlackBerry over the past few years, you might want to check yourself. Revealing a new edition of the BlackBerry Passport this morning, BlackBerry has once again proven themselves a company that - believe it or not - isn't going anywhere fast. They might not be one of the top smartphone makers for sales at the moment, but darn it all if they can't continue shipping smartphones - big, boxy smartphones that match the size of your real passport.

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Apple denies MVNO launch plans

Apple denies MVNO launch plans

Apple has denied reports that it is planning to launch its own carrier, after claims this week that it was in talks to establish an MVNO. The rumors, a resurgence of long-standing speculation that the iPhone maker was looking to establish itself as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator, suggested private trials of such a service were already underway in the US, while discussions were said to be ongoing in Europe. Now, though, Apple says it has not even discussed such an idea.

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Microsoft Lumia 950 XL flagship leaks

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL flagship leaks

Microsoft may have been focusing on Windows 10 lately, but it also has a pair of flagship smartphones in the pipeline, photos of one of which have now leaked. The Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL - otherwise known by their codenames, Talkman and Cityman - are expected to make their official debut in September or October this year, but the larger Lumia 950 XL has apparently escaped early in prototype form, at least.

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Nikon reveals three new NIKKOR lenses for pros and enthusiasts

Nikon reveals three new NIKKOR lenses for pros and enthusiasts

Three new lenses have been revealed this morning by the folks at NIKKOR, including an evolution of a classic NIKKOR lens with the AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR. This lens is the newest in a line of lenses that includes the 24-70mm f/2.8, a lens you may well have stashed in your Nikon bag right this minute. The other two lenses include a super-telephoto zoom AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR as well as an f/1.8 fixed focal length lens by the name of AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED.

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Xbox One: DVR in 2016, backwards compatibility in November

Xbox One: DVR in 2016, backwards compatibility in November

As Microsoft has already kicked off its Xbox One announcements at the Gamescom 2015 event in Germany, the company is starting out with some big announcements about hardware functionality. While the backwards compatibility update first announced at E3 now has a release date in November, the biggest excitement is about the new DVR functionality coming in 2016. The feature will enable the recording of live over-the-air TV, with no subscription fees.

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Comcast doubles speed on low-income $10 internet

Comcast doubles speed on low-income $10 internet

Comcast is doubling the speed of its Internet Essentials package for low-income families, in addition to throwing in WiFi to help cut the cord. Launched back in 2011, Internet essentials offers a $9.95 package for families that satisfy a few basic criteria, like having a child in the National School Lunch Program. Now, Comcast is upgrading the standard router, as well as increasing the speed at which it will download.

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