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Broadcom makes $130bn Qualcomm bid: Why it matters to Apple

Broadcom makes $130bn Qualcomm bid: Why it matters to Apple

Get ready for a big shake-up in what's inside your next smartphone, as Broadcom makes a huge bid to snap up silicon rival Qualcomm. The proposal comes in at a whopping $130 billion, and would see two of the most prolific semiconductor companies combine. It's big news for shareholders, but could give clients of the two firms - like Apple - some sleepless nights.

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Amazon Fresh grocery delivery will close in many places this month

Amazon Fresh grocery delivery will close in many places this month

Amazon is shutting down its Fresh grocery delivery service in many neighborhoods, according to emails going out to customers, and it's not limited to just small cities. Amazon Fresh users across several states have received emails notifying them that starting later this month, grocery delivery serivce will no longer be available to their location. This doesn't mean the Amazon service is going away entirely, though, as others in larger regions haven't received the same notification.

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Climate Science Special Report blames humans for a warming planet

Climate Science Special Report blames humans for a warming planet

The planet is getting warmer, that's no secret, but many skeptics express doubt about whether human activities are to blame for these increasingly warm temperatures. Here to answer that question is the Climate Science Special Report, the US's most comprehensive report on current climate science. To put it simply, this report -- using existing scientific data about the issue -- says it is 'extremely likely' that humans are to blame for our warming planet.

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Here One earbuds firm Doppler Labs has shut down

Here One earbuds firm Doppler Labs has shut down

Doppler Labs, makers of the Here One earbuds which promised AI in your ear, are closing down, it's been confirmed today. The company's clever earbuds aimed to beat Apple's AirPods to market while also being smarter, all based on the concept of enhanced hearing functionality. However sales have been far less impressive than initially predicted.

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This AI uses brain scans to figure out if someone is depressed

This AI uses brain scans to figure out if someone is depressed

Diagnosing depression is tricky and usually boils down to patients providing their doctor with a list of problems. Diagnosing the condition in the future may be far faster, though, as one AI has learned to identify depressed people using nothing more than their brain scans. The AI was trained to identify the brain patterns of individuals who are depressed versus those who aren't, something itself achieved using fMRI machines while quizzing people on how they think and feel about certain words.

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Uber Visa Card offers Millennial-friendly perks to lock in riders

Uber Visa Card offers Millennial-friendly perks to lock in riders

Uber is wading into the credit card business, launching its own Uber Visa Card which promises to specifically reward users of its various services. The card, which the company says was "designed specifically with our riders in mind," will charge no annual fee, but include up to 4-percent back on select purchases. It's part of Uber's push to make its services more sticky among users.

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Soylent banned in Canada over its meal replacement claim

Soylent banned in Canada over its meal replacement claim

Soylent founder and CEO Rob Rhinehart has announced that his company's 'meal replacement' drink has been banned in Canada. The ban comes from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, essentially Canada's equivalent to the US's FDA, which found that Soylent doesn't meet the nation's requirements to be labelled as a 'food replacement' product. Rhinehart indicated that the ban will be a temporary one as the company works out the regulatory problem.

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Delphi’s $450m nuTonomy buy sees a self-driving empire grow

Delphi’s $450m nuTonomy buy sees a self-driving empire grow

The race to be at the heart of tomorrow's autonomous vehicles continues, with automotive tech firm and component supplier Delphi snapping up driverless startup nuTonomy. The deal, announced today, will see Delphi spend $400m on the company and a further $50m on earn-outs, for a total of $450m. It will effectively double Delphi's autonomous driving team.

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Amazon HQ2: 238 places are fighting for the new headquarters

Amazon HQ2: 238 places are fighting for the new headquarters

Amazon recently announced plans to launch a second headquarters and that ignited a firestorm of efforts by various regions and cities to lure in the Internet retailer. We've seen some take drastic measures, such as approving plans to rename a part of the city to 'Amazon' if selected as the site for Amazon's HQ2. Even Canada and Mexico have gotten in on the effort, with some Canadian cities promising everything from fair weather to polite culture.

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Ancient stone gates spied on Google Earth have experts confused

Ancient stone gates spied on Google Earth have experts confused

Researchers have found hundreds of mysterious stone 'gates' scattered throughout the Saudi Arabian desert, a discovery made possible in part thanks to satellite footage published on Google Earth. These gates aren't exactly what you're probably imaging -- they're not tall structures that swing open, but instead are very large, shallow rectangles that aren't noticeable unless you're looking at them from high above.

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Snap is selling a dancing hot dog costume for some reason

Snap is selling a dancing hot dog costume for some reason

For reasons that aren't at all clear, it appears Snap, the company behind Snapchat and Spectacles, is selling a dancing hot dog costume on Amazon. The costume is the only product listed under the Snap Inc company's profile page and it is priced at a hefty $80. If that doesn't deter you -- and you're not too tall and have a strong desire to dress as a hot dog this Halloween -- the costume can be yours.

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CNN just got special FAA permission to fly drones over crowds

CNN just got special FAA permission to fly drones over crowds

CNN has announced that it is the first of its kind to get FAA approval for operating a drone over crowds. This is made possible via the FAA's issuance of a Part 107 waiver that authorizes the use of small unmanned aircraft systems in places where ordinary regulations prohibit them, including over groups of people who could be injured in the event of a crash. The approved UAS weighs a mere 1.37lbs, according to CNN.

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