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Apple may acquire Shazam and announce it on Monday

Apple may acquire Shazam and announce it on Monday

Apple is acquiring the music identification app Shazam and will be officially announcing it on Monday, according to sources. The deal isn't quite finalized, per a new report detailing the alleged business matter, but reportedly will be any time now followed by an official statement next week. The deal is rumored to have a nine-figure purchase amount attached, but that is speculation at this point.

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PlayStation 4, PSVR sales just hit big milestones

PlayStation 4, PSVR sales just hit big milestones

For the entire console generation, the PlayStation 4 has been ahead of the rest. The PS4 has outsold the Xbox One by a significant amount, which is a pretty interesting flip from the previous generation, when the Xbox 360 was dominant for most of it. Today Sony announced a new milestone for PlayStation 4 sales, and it's further cementing PS4's lead over its competitors.

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Lyft and nuTonomy are giving public self-driving car rides in Boston

Lyft and nuTonomy are giving public self-driving car rides in Boston

Lyft has started giving rides with a self-driving cars in the Boston region, nuTonomy has announced. NuTonomy is the company providing the vehicles to Lyft, which is sending them out to Boston's Seaport district to let people experience an autonomous ride. This a pilot program, according to nuTonomy, which says its engineers will use feedback to help improve the system.

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Airlines restrict smart bags over lithium-ion battery fire risk

Airlines restrict smart bags over lithium-ion battery fire risk

Following an FAA recommendation that airlines ban some devices containing lithium-ion batteries from checked baggage that comes a crackdown on "smart bags" containing them. Delta and Alaska Airlines have both announced these bans and other major airlines have confirmed that they have similar plans in the pipeline. The move aims to protect aircraft from fires located in the cargo hold.

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IKEA and Sonos pair up will make your home sound better

IKEA and Sonos pair up will make your home sound better

Sonos has been making some pretty big strides lately. First was the launch of its new Sonos One speaker, which comes supporting Alexa out of the box and will launch support for Google Assistant next year. Now, the company has announced a new partnership with IKEA, in which it will attempt to make music more prevalent and effortlessly accessible throughout your home.

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NFL renews Microsoft Surface deal for another year

NFL renews Microsoft Surface deal for another year

It's hard to believe five years have passed since Microsoft struck a deal with the NFL over its Surface tablet, but that is indeed the case. The contract wasn't without its problems -- the Surface was called an iPad on more than one occasion -- but that hasn't prevented a contract renewal between the two companies.

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Samsung 5G moving train test hit 1.7Gbps peak speed

Samsung 5G moving train test hit 1.7Gbps peak speed

Samsung recently tested 5G on a train traveling at about 62MPH and was able to hit a peak speed of 1.7Gbps. The company called its test, which was performed with Japan's KDDI, a success, saying it achieved successful downlink and uplink handover in addition to the crazy peak speed. The test took place in Saitama, Japan, on October 17 through October 19.

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Disney restarts 21st Century Fox acquisition talks

Disney restarts 21st Century Fox acquisition talks

Disney has restarted acquisition talks with 21st Century Fox, according to sources, with its attention being on the Twentieth Century Fox studio in particular, plus international assets. This isn't the first time we've heard these claims, but the latest report states that the business negotiations are "gaining momentum." As with the previous leak, these sources say Disney probably won't acquire the company's sports or news networks.

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Marriott shower door can record your doodles and notes

Marriott shower door can record your doodles and notes

Marriott has developed a shower door that is able to record your doodles and thoughts, the ones you scrawl into the foggy glass during a hot shower. This is the first door of its kind, according to Marriott, which recently demonstrated the door on video. This isn't a mere concept, though; the company is kicking off a pilot involving its hotel in Irvine, where it will arrive next year.

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy test launch delayed until early 2018

SpaceX Falcon Heavy test launch delayed until early 2018

SpaceX has delayed the test launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket until early 2018, a slight postponement from the originally planned late December date. SpaceX has confirmed that the test launch is now scheduled to happen in January, making it only a minor setback. However, the rocket's static fire test will take place this month before the upcoming test launch.

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Disney sues Redbox for selling DVD digital download codes

Disney sues Redbox for selling DVD digital download codes

Disney has sued DVD-lending company Redbox over its practice of reselling the digital copy download codes included with physical disc purchases. Redbox acquires these codes from the DVDs it purchases (it buys them retail, not through any special arrangements with Disney); rather than discarding the codes, the company puts them to good use by allowing its own customers to buy them.

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Tesla flips on the world’s largest lithium ion battery

Tesla flips on the world’s largest lithium ion battery

Today is a big day for Tesla and the residents of South Australia, as the company has turned on its massive Powerpack battery at Neoen's Hornsdale wind farm. The 100-megawatt battery is officially the world's largest, at it will be used to supply South Australia's power grid with backup power during times of shortage. South Australia, of course, is no stranger to power outages, as blackouts left much of the area without power last summer.

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