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Intel has unveiled the next-generation version of its Compute Stick dongle-based computer. Resembling a large USB stick and small enough to fit into the palm of the hand, it lets you take a Windows 10 PC with you anywhere that has an HDMI display.

Intel's newest computer is the same size as a stick of gum

BlackBerry has confirmed it intends to launch only Android smartphones this year, abandoning its own BlackBerry 10 operating system until at least 2017. The company had previously pledged to remain committed to the platform while building Android devices.

BlackBerry abandoning BB10, launching only Android this year

Humans are steadily "lighting up" the natural environment. However, new evidence shows artificial light disrupts animals' normal rhythms. This affects both defensive and mating behaviors.

Essential Science: Artificial light disrupts wallaby reproduction

Two mines in Western Australia have become the first in the world to start moving all of their iron ore using driverless trucks.

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On the day when iPad Pro pre-orders go live, Apple CEO Tim Cook has taken a not-so subtle shot at rival Microsoft, describing its popular new Surface Book laptop as a "deluded" device that "tries too hard."

Tim Cook: Microsoft's Surface Book 'sort of deluded'

Rumblr is a Tinder-style app. Instead of connecting people who want to date, Rumblr connects strangers who want to fight.

Rumblr is a Tinder-style app for strangers who want to fight

The English language continually evolves, with some words rendered archaic and new words adopted. For 2015, Collins Dictionary has included several words that are, apparently, becoming commonplace.

‘Binge-watch’ is word of the year 2015

A U.S. study of mobile device usage by children under the age of 4 has concluded that they are faced with "almost universal exposure" to digital devices and most will have their own device by the time they turn four.

'Nearly all' children under 4 use mobile devices on a daily basis

Microsoft has announced it will be "making it easier" to upgrade to Windows 10 next year by delivering it as a "recommended" update to Windows 7 and 8.1 users. Critics have interpreted the plans as the most aggressive push of the operating system to date.

Microsoft to even more aggressively push Windows 10 next year

Amateur space explorers are yet to get the best surprise they could have this Halloween as one “spooky” asteroid is expected to dash across Northern American skies on the evening of October 31.

Near-Earth asteroid to adorn the night sky on Halloween

Seattle web developer creates voice-controlled smart mirror (Includes interview)

Smart Mirror Progress: October

A bikini prototype pushes the limits of bikini ergonomics, turning the swimwear into a cleaning agent when a wearer swims around in the ocean.

A water-cleaning bikini promises a cleaner world in future

Google Now can take orders from hackers across the room. Not only can this be done with Google Now, but hackers can do the same thing with Siri.

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Microsoft's new Windows 10 Mobile smartphones are now official as the company gave its two flagship devices a formal unveiling at its New York event today. The 5.2-inch Lumia 950 is joined by the 5.7-inch Lumia 950 XL to showcase Windows 10 for phones.

Lumia 950, 950 XL: Microsoft reveals Windows 10 Mobile flagships

A review of the Apple Watch...with a B2B twist

Is the Apple Watch right for your B2B company? | B2B News Network

Diagram showing how African slaves were shackled in the slave ship s hold.

Sunken 18th century slave ship found off Cape Town South Africa

Microsoft Windows 10 details announced, uses holograms

Microsoft HoloLens - Transform your world with holograms

We test the new Samsung Gear S smartwatch!

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A massive asteroid, about a third of a mile in diameter, will pass close to Earth on Jan. 26. NASA says asteroid 2004 BL86 will pass safely, making closest approach at about three times the distance of Earth to the moon at 16:20 UTC, or 11:20 a.m. EST.

NASA: Huge asteroid 2004 BL86 will narrowly miss Earth, Jan. 26

Marvel Comics finally acknowledges 'Japanese Spider-Man'

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5 things Digiday learned about Twitter in 2014

5 things we learned about Twitter in 2014 - Digiday

If you think $700 sounds like an expensive price for a smartphone, imagine paying $6,000.

This is what a $6,000 smartphone looks like

As with every year, 2015 will likely feature a ton of new updates to flagship tech. We'll probably see an iPhone 7, the Galaxy S6 and so forth. But 2015 will also see an influx of entirely new innovation bound to drop jaws.

Op-Ed: The hot tech to look forward to in 2015

A service that gives customers an hour's worth of cuddling for $60 has already proven to be quite the hit — it boasts over 10,000 customers in its first week.

Professional cuddling shop receives 10,000 customers in 1st week

An exhaustive, multi-year study of malware and phishing scams present on Facebook reveals that users often have a hard time distinguishing between real Facebook links and harmful viruses.

Facebook users often unable to tell real from fraudulent links