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Primordial soup of compounds found on comet

Could life on Earth have been kick-started by a comet strike? A startling discovery by the Rosetta comet-chasing mission has added fresh evidence to suggest that it is possible.

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Facebook is now the world's most-used tech product

Think Facebook is passé? Think again.

At the end of June, nearly 1.5 billion people used Facebook at least once a month, the company reported on Wednesday. That's more than any other technology product in the world, including Microsoft's ubiquitous…

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Samsung misjudged high demand for its smartphone

Oops! Samsung hasn't been making enough of their flagship Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones.

Samsung experienced "supply difficulties from higher-than-expected market demand for the Galaxy S6 Edge," the company said in a statement released alongside their…

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YouTube's 'RAT,' or webcam slaving problem

It's never been easier to learn how to hack, according to a new report.

Digital Citizens Alliance, a nonprofit advocacy group, has uncovered thousands of YouTube videos teaching wannabe hackers how to gain access to victims' webcams and computers.

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Amazon wants air space designated for drones

Amazon wants a piece of the sky.

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Google Maps will help you avoid waiting in line

Don't you hate waiting in long lines? Google knows how you feel.

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Twitter's Jack Dorsey: We know we must be easier to use

Twitter's main problem has been, in a nutshell: People who know how to use it, love it. Everyone else kind of scratches their heads.

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How stoned are you? This app has the answer

You smoked and you're stoned. But how high are you? Now there's an app for that.

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Militarized AI arms race almost certain, says Hawking,...

A group of concerned scientists, researchers and academics, including Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking, have warned that a military artificial intelligence arms race could soon develop if preventative measures are not taken.

A global arms race is…

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Disney's Bob Iger: ESPN could be sold directly to consumers

ESPN, one of the most popular networks in cable, could one day be sold directly to consumers who are cutting the cord, Disney CEO Bob Iger believes.

Iger said that Disney has even done some research into pricing for a stand-alone ESPN, but said the…

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