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ClearTaste is a powder that makes coffee — and other foods — less bitter

MycoTechnology grows a fungus, spray dries it into a powder called ClearTaste, and then ships it out to processed-food manufacturers as an alternative to sugar.
Gaming

Microsoft issues refunds for purchases tied to soon-to-be-defunct Xbox Fitness

Users on online gaming forum NeoGAF are reporting that Xbox is sending out emails with refunds for Xbox Fitness purchases. The service is set to shut down on June 30, 2017.
Photography

Google uses artificial intelligence to develop smart image compression

File size plays a big role in technology like 4K, 360, and live-streaming, but a new artificial intelligence program developed by Google could find the best compression method based on each individual image.
Computing

Rare Apple-1 computer built by Jobs and Wozniak in 1976 sells for $815,000

Someone owns a piece of Apple history, a rare "Celebration" Apple-1 computer built in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. It appears to be a test board, used to confirm everything was working before the primary run.
Computing

Intel serves up affordable new SSDs with stacked 3D NAND storage

Intel has dished out a new series of SSDs based on 3D NAND Flash technology. These SSDs are now offered in the consumer, business, data center, and IoT markets, with prices starting at $70.
Mobile

Geekbench listing shows two Nokia-branded Android phones in the works

Two Nokia Android phones have appeared on Geekbench, a mobile benchmarking tool similar to 3DMark, giving credence to rumors that these phones might actually hit market, possibly later this year.
Photography

DJI’s Osmo+ is the first handheld gimbal with a zoom lens

Less than two months after the reveal of its Zenmuse Z3, DJI brings a zoom lens to the Osmo. The Osmo+ features a camera with a 22-77mm zoom range atop the standard Osmo gimbal for increased creative control on the same stabilized platform.
Cars

Uber launches monthlong power rider flat fare pilot programs in four cities

Uber riders who take 10 or more trips each month may benefit from Uber's flat fare pilot programs in four cities. Each location has different up-front fees, per trip UberPool and UberX flat fares, and designated areas.
Movies & TV

Watch James Corden, John Krasinski get fired from classic films in late-night sketch

James Corden and John Krasinski are the best team you've never seen. The actors teamed up for a hilarious Late Late Show sketch in which they claim that they were fired from some of history's greatest films.
Mobile

Bye-bye productivity: Google lets you play Solitaire, Tic-Tac-Toe with just a search

Bored? Need to kill some time? Search Solitaire or Tic-Tac-Toe on Google to play the games directly from the search results -- no need to download an app. Say goodbye to productivity.
Computing

IBM attacks AMD’s ‘Zen’ with new details about Power9 processors for servers

During the Hot Chips 28 convention, IBM spilled details of its Power9 processor architecture for servers, built for a "cognitive era." The CPUs will be served up in 24- and 12-core form factors for the Linux and PowerVR ecosystems.
Photography

Canon breathes new life into aging 7D Mark II with new kit bundles

Canon will be bundling its 2-year-old 7D Mark II with the new version of the EF-S 18-135mm lens and a unique Wi-Fi adapter that slides into an SD card slot. Current owners will be able to use the new adapter after a firmware update.