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Salesforce wants regulators to investigate Microsoft’s LinkedIn acquisition

Just months after Microsoft Corporation’s $26 billion LinkedIn takeover, Salesforce is insisting that U.S. and EU regulators investigate the acquisition, claiming it poses a threat to competition and data privacy.

Dirty Laundry: Synthetic fabrics release harmful microfibers into the water supply

Doing the laundry releases hundreds of thousands of microplastic fibers that are a threat to the environment and the ecosystem. The fibers absorb toxins like PCBs and pesticides that can then enter the food chain.

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ to eclipse open world of ‘The Witcher 3,’ offer seamless multiplayer

CD Projekt Red has applied for new grants to hire people to create a massive open world with seamless multiplayer integration. Currently the game is said to have a larger open world than The Witcher 3.
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Beijing's silver-plated 'Smog Free Tower' turns pollution into carbon cubes

The tower is part of the Smog Free Project, a clean air initiative led by Dutch artist designer Daan Roosegaarde, who refers to the structure as “the largest electronic vacuum cleaner in the world.”

Uber doesn’t only want to drive you to shop, but also serve up ads during the trip

Uber has partnered with New York-startup Yext to give businesses a way to get shoppers to their stores. Instead of the distraction-free user experience you're used to with Uber, you'll be served with ads for whatever business you're heading…

Google is using artificial intelligence to improve Docs, Drive, Calendar, and more

Google has announced a number of updates to Docs, Calendar, and Drive that use artificial intelligence to improve overall workflow. For example, Docs and Slides will now be getting the Explore feature that was available in Sheets last year.

New California law makes using a phone while driving a bigger no-no than it already is

Signed into law by California Gov. Jerry Brown, Assembly Bill 1785 looks to further curtail phone use while driving. It goes into effect on January 1, 2017. Drivers face a $20 fine for a first-time offense and a $50 fine for every…

How to get your light level above 365 in ‘Destiny: Rise of Iron’

Raising your light level beyond 365 in 'Destiny: Rise of Iron' can be confusing to say the least. This guide is here to help, whether you need artifacts, ghost shells, or any other kind of gear that will help you hit the current level cap.
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If 007 had a powerboat, it would probably look a lot like Aston Martin's new AM37

If you close your eyes and try to imagine the perfect boat for James Bond, what you imagine may be close to but not as cool as the Aston Martin AM37. It's sleek and fast, and at night carbon panels slide to enclose the deck for private…

Ubisoft will take its time with the next 'Assassin's Creed,' 'Far Cry' chapters

Two reports reveal that Ubisoft will take its time with the next "Assassin's Creed" and "Far Cry" installments, indicating new games may not arrive in 2017. As reported earlier, Ubisoft is getting out of the routine of releasing sequels…

Apple’s new Chinese R&D center to employ 500, open by the end of the year

Apple had said that it was planning to open new research and development offices in China. Now new details indicate Apple may develop hardware there, with a fairly large workforce of about 500 people.
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Surprisingly flexible 3D-printed bones could be used for treating fractures

Scientists have demonstrated a new, 3D-printed hyperelastic “bone" that could be used in bone implants and grafts to help mend a variety of bone-related injuries. And it's surprisingly flexible.