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Spanish ship wreckage found with billions in treasure

Spanish ship wreckage found with billions in treasure

Colombia has announced the discovery of a long-lost Spanish galleon (ship) containing billions of dollars’ worth of gemstones, gold, and silver. It’s an incredibly exciting announcement, but not one without controversy. The galleon, called San Jose, has been the subject of legal battles for a while now, with U.S. company Sea Search Armada claiming to have found the ship’s site back in 1981.

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Mortal Kombat X pack 2 adds Leatherface, Xenomorph

Mortal Kombat X pack 2 adds Leatherface, Xenomorph

Following a leak, the new characters coming to Mortal Kombat X in the Kombat pack 2 have been officially revealed: Leatherface from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Xenomorph from Alien. In addition, the game will also get Bo Rai Cho, a classic Mortal Kombat character, and Tri-Borg, a new “Kombatant” comprising series characters Cyrax, Sektor, and Robot Smoke.

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Facebook’s new live video feature takes on Periscope

Facebook’s new live video feature takes on Periscope

Facebook is testing a new major feature that pits it against Periscope, arguably the world’s most popular mobile live streaming platform. The feature, as you probably guessed, is live video streaming, allowing Facebook users to share real-time videos with their friends and the public. Joining live video is a new collage feature that groups photos and videos into "moments."

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Uber’s newest deal has drivers renting cars to work

Uber’s newest deal has drivers renting cars to work

Desperate to drive for Uber (emphasis on desperate) but don't have a car that can pass inspections? The ridesharing service has a solution! Only, it's not a very attractive one. Drivers can rent a car from Enterprise at a discounted rate under the two companies' new partnership, enabling said drivers to make money on Uber's platform...while spending more than $200 a week in car rental fees.

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Adult Swim is resurrecting ‘Samurai Jack’

Adult Swim is resurrecting ‘Samurai Jack’

Jack is (almost) back! Adult Swim recently revealed plans to bring back the popular cartoon, with an all new season being slated to arrive some time next year. The season is already in production at Cartoon Network Studios in Los Angeles, and involves the series’ creator and executive producer Genndy Tartakovsky. Adult Swim isn't going into too many details at this point, but it has released a video.

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T-Mobile’s Music Freedom covers 11 more services

T-Mobile’s Music Freedom covers 11 more services

In mid-2014, T-Mobile introduced “Music Freedom,” a perk under which subscribers can stream music from select streaming services without using up their high-speed data. The service has been expanded since then, with today marking one of its bigger expansions. T-Mobile has announced that eleven additional music streaming services are covered under Music Freedom, including TuneIn Premium, SomaFM, and more.

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Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga: the first multimode mobile workstation

Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga: the first multimode mobile workstation

At Autodesk University 2015, Lenovo took the wraps off a trio of new machines, the most notable of which is its latest business-grade Yoga machine, the Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga. The company describes its newest Yoga as a high-performance mobile workstation, and it is targeted at those who need portability without a sacrifice in reliability and computing power. Everyone from those working on “the latest Hollywood blockbuster” to engineers with demanding needs are targeted.

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Researchers create diamond at room temperature

Researchers create diamond at room temperature

Scientists have discovered a new solid carbon phase dubbed Q-carbon, which can be used to create diamond structures at both regular atmospheric pressure and room temperatures. Q-carbon itself is harder than diamond, but also too new for use in common applications. As such, researchers have developed a specific method to create diamond structures within the Q-carbon, the uses for which are both extensive and varied.

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Sonos: Apple Music streaming arrives December 15

Sonos: Apple Music streaming arrives December 15

Sonos has announced upcoming support for Apple Music, with the beta for such being scheduled to kick off on December 15. In a statement today, company CEO John MacFarlane said the company is “excited” about the pending beta, which will lend a preview of the service, albeit an early one; this will give users of both a chance to provide feedback and “shape the experience” of using Apple Music through Sonos.

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VTech’s ‘Learning Lodge’ hack exposes kids’ data

VTech’s ‘Learning Lodge’ hack exposes kids’ data

In a statement today, VTech, maker of gadgets for children, announced that its customer data has been breached. According to the company, an “unauthorized party” accessed data within the Learning Lodge app store database earlier this month; that database has neither banking info nor certain personal identification details like social security numbers, but does have 'general' profile info.

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Apple acquires motion capture startup Faceshift

Apple acquires motion capture startup Faceshift

Apple has acquired Faceshift, the startup behind motion capture technology used to capture facial expressions. The tech has been used for theatrical projects, not the least of which is Star Wars, as well as games. How Apple plans to use the technology isn't known, though some speculate it could be part of a virtual reality project. Past rumors claimed that Apple would acquire Faceshift, something the company has only recently confirmed.

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Hilton probe finds some hotel payment systems were breached

Hilton probe finds some hotel payment systems were breached

In late September, a report surfaced claiming that some Hilton properties had been hit with a data breach, leaving customers’ payment cards vulnerable. Hilton had responded with the promise of an investigation, saying it took the matter “very seriously.” In a statement released to customers today, Hilton Worldwide announced that the report was true, and that some of its point-of-sale systems were hacked.

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