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Extinct bird’s big ol’ egg discovered in museum storage

Extinct bird’s big ol’ egg discovered in museum storage

An extinct bird's egg was found in storage at a New York museum this week, having been mistaken for a cast for decades. The creature that laid this egg was the Elephant Bird - aka Aepyornis maximus. "It's the biggest egg laid by any vertebrate ever," said Kathryn Leacock, Buffalo Museum of Science director of collections. It is indeed the biggest egg ever laid - it beats the previous record holder by just a TINY bit.*

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Big Microsoft leadership shakeup detailed

Big Microsoft leadership shakeup detailed

Today a big announcement was made by the CEO of Microsoft to all employees. In this message, several of the highest-ranking and most publicly visible leaders at the company are switching roles. Not so much switching as being re-assigned, or re-titled. Assignments are being traded up - it's a whole new world, all aimed at a "Microsoft 365 experience."

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Stephen Hawking’s final resting place in Westminster Abbey: Amongst legends

Stephen Hawking’s final resting place in Westminster Abbey: Amongst legends

The final resting place of Professor Stephen Hawking was announced this week in London. The theoretical physicist was announced to be honored at a Service of Thanksgiving later this year (2018) at Westminster Abbey. At that time, Hawking's ashes will be interred at the Abbey near scientific minds of similarly revered status.

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Microsoft Build 2018 returns to Seattle in May: registration opens soon

Microsoft Build 2018 returns to Seattle in May: registration opens soon

Microsoft has announced that its Build 2018 developers conference will be held in Seattle this year. The company will be opening registration on February 15, with the conference itself being scheduled for May 7 to May 9. Though Microsoft was fond of holding Build in San Francisco for years, it switched back to Seattle last year.

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Apple Event live : We’re at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park!

Apple Event live : We’re at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park!

Today we're prepped and ready for the big Apple Event here at Apple Park, the company's new campus. This event takes place at the Steve Jobs Theater, and is the first public event ever held at this location. Below we've arranged a selection of photos from the event, separated by location on the map of the campus provided by Apple Maps.

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Pokemon GO Christmas event details leaked early

Pokemon GO Christmas event details leaked early

The Pokemon GO Christmas event is upon us, and Niantic is making some last-minute decisions on what to do. In Pokemon GO over the past several months, the developers at Niantic have been bringing special events to the game during holidays. These have included Halloween, Thanksgiving, and now Christmas, too. Some believe that the Santa Hat Pikachu is the only treat we have in store - we're inclined to disagree.

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Legendary Pokemon GO Christmas event secrets revealed

Legendary Pokemon GO Christmas event secrets revealed

Niantic's December update is rumored to be a legendary event doozy, bringing more than just the expected Christmas-week event bonuses. To prepare for the events that'll be taking place over the next month, we've been told by our trusty anonymous tipster to tell readers to stock up on Pidgeys. Not just because Pidgey is the most common source for Ditto, but because Pidgey is the most effective source for XP in the whole Pokemon GO universe.

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What to expect at Apple’s October 27 MacBook event

What to expect at Apple’s October 27 MacBook event

Apple has an event planned for later this month, and rumor has it we'll be seeing a new MacBook Pro, as well as a high-resolution display to replace the Thunderbolt display the company discontinued in June, among other things. Speculation about when the event will take place has been somewhat varied. Though Apple hasn't yet confirmed the date, it seems it'll be happening on October 27, the day after Microsoft's own event.

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CareKit could differentiate the Apple Watch in a big way

CareKit could differentiate the Apple Watch in a big way

Apple's mobile devices can be used for a vast number of purposes. Today, the company announced that they are going to be putting a special focus on consumer health. This comes in the form of CareKit, an SDK that they say will make it easier to track various health-related stats.

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Build 2016 sold out: here’s your only hope

Build 2016 sold out: here’s your only hope

In what very well may be record timing, Microsoft's developer conference BUILD 2016 has sold out. No more tickets are available. If you want a ticket to Build 2016, you're going to be out of luck. Without some immense luck or a force of will the likes of which include intense clicking beyond comprehension. The other possibility for you is getting invited. That's not going to be easy, and you're probably not going to be able to get to this year's event either way.

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Google I/O conferences gets dates and a new location for 2016

Google I/O conferences gets dates and a new location for 2016

Google I/O is one of the best tech conferences of the year. If you're a developer, then this is your chance to get up-close and personal with some of the best and brightest minds in tech. This year the conference is moving away from San Francisco for the first time in its history.

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Google I/O 2015: Android M and a sock-disturbing wearable

Google I/O 2015: Android M and a sock-disturbing wearable

Now that the Google I/O schedule is here, a lot is being made of little tidbits of info found in the session descriptions. That’s exactly what they’re there for; to get bloggers speculating and fans excited. As we find more breadcrumbs on the way to Google I/O later this month, two early curiosities pop out. First, there’s a single mention of ‘Android M’ in an Android at Work breakout session. Second, a wearable that will “literally” blow our socks off.

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