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Amazon sportswear line may use the same vendors as Uniqlo and Nike

Amazon sportswear line may use the same vendors as Uniqlo and Nike

Amazon, never content with existing as-is, will launch its own line of sportswear in the future, according to sources. These clothes will be made specifically for the Internet retailer, giving Prime subscribers and others an online destination for activity-centric apparel. The sources explain that Amazon has been talking with the same vendor that produces clothes for notable brands like Uniqlo and Gap.

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Samsung’s CEO just resigned over “unprecedented crisis”

Samsung’s CEO just resigned over “unprecedented crisis”

Samsung Electronic may have announced record profits in its most recent quarter, but that isn't stopping its CEO from resigning. Vice Chairman Oh-Hyun Kwon announced his intention to leave the company - including stepping down from his position on the Board of Directors - today. The unexpected move came, Kwon said, as Samsung faced "unprecedented crisis."

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Facebook Stories will arrive for all Pages soon

Facebook Stories will arrive for all Pages soon

Facebook has revealed that it will launch Facebook Stories for Pages. The move would mark the latest evolution of the cloned feature, though whether companies will utilize it is anyone's guess. Facebook Stories works just like Instagram Stories, itself being a cloned feature from Snapchat's original -- and largely successful -- offering.

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Researchers develop 3D morphing material inspired by cephalopods

Researchers develop 3D morphing material inspired by cephalopods

Researchers with Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania have developed a new material that can morph in a way similar to the skin of an octopus. The 3D morphing material doesn't just change color, instead also altering in shape so that it can better mimic other objects. The material was inspired by an octopus's ability to camouflage itself using both colors and textures.

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Google makes $1bn nonprofit pledge to retrain global workforce

Google makes $1bn nonprofit pledge to retrain global workforce

Google has pledged a billion dollars in nonprofit grants over the next five years, part of a push to help reskill workforces around the world. The news, announced in Pittsburgh, PA today, sees Google roll out three initiatives as it tackles evolving job roles - prompted, in no small part, by its own developments and products.

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Database leaks 47GB of medical records including names and test results

Database leaks 47GB of medical records including names and test results

An Amazon S3 repository left publicly accessible has leaked about 47GB of medical data, the sum total of which includes 315,363 PDF files. The discovery was made by Kromtech Security Researchers, who estimated the medical documents pertain to at least 150,000 patients. Among the leaked data are blood test results, personal info such as patient name and home addresses, plus information on the doctors and their case management notes.

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FDA considers gene therapy that may cure one type of blindness

FDA considers gene therapy that may cure one type of blindness

A new gene therapy treatment has proven effective at restoring vision for individuals suffering from a particular type of eye disease, and now the FDA is considering approving it. Should the treatment be approved, it will mark the first time gene therapy has been given the thumbs up to treat an inherited disease in the US...in this case, Leber congenital amaurosis, otherwise known as LCA.

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Australia’s big land lobster insect isn’t extinct after all

Australia’s big land lobster insect isn’t extinct after all

Australia's big and arguably ugly Lord Howe Island stick bug isn't extinct after all, researchers have revealed. The insect, which was found on the Australian island, was thought extinct following a shipwreck that happened in the early 1900s. A recent study, though, used DNA to confirm that bugs found on a volcanic outcrop are indeed this long-lost insect.

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Zillow’s new 3D home tours are captured with iPhone

Zillow’s new 3D home tours are captured with iPhone

Real estate website Zillow plans to let users explore potential homes in a more immersive way -- in 3D. These 3D tours will be made available on for-rent and for-sale listings, giving interested buyers a way to explore the home in a more life-like way. The tours will be made possible via an upcoming iOS app that enables real estate agents and home owners to create the tours using an ordinary iPhone.

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Harvest Moon arrives tomorrow night: here are all the details

Harvest Moon arrives tomorrow night: here are all the details

Yes, you read that correctly: the Harvest Moon arrives tomorrow, an atypically late date for the moniker that is usually applied to September's full moon. Last month brought us the Corn Moon, the name given to the moon that arrives early in September around the same time that corn is harvested. Why the deviation from norm? Because September's full moon came early in the month, not late.

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Australia’s cats kill more than 1 million birds every single day

Australia’s cats kill more than 1 million birds every single day

Ordinary cats in Australia kill more than a million birds every single day, according to a newly published study. The findings were made by researchers from the Threatened Species Recovery Hub of the National Environmental Science Program after looking at evidence from more than 200 different studies. Overall, the majority of birds are killed by feral cats, but pet cats take out a substantial number on their own.

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Georgia city will create 345 acre Amazon City if it gets company’s HQ2

Georgia city will create 345 acre Amazon City if it gets company’s HQ2

The city of Stonecrest, Georgia is desperate to become the location of Amazon's corporate hub dubbed HQ2, and it is willing to change its name to prove it. The city has declared that it will rename (part of) itself "Amazon" if it becomes the coveted location for Amazon's second North American headquarters. Plans to establish HQ2 were revealed early last month.

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