1. Microsoft launches MS-DOS mobile to reboot its struggling smartphone efforts
     Published by The Verge on 2015-04-01 at 02:07:21

Microsoft is going back to the basics for a joke at the expense of Windows Phone today. What do you do when your smartphone operating system has less than three percent market share worldwide? Reboot. While the software giant isn’t quite dra...

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2. Super Typhoon Maysak Looks Terrifying From Space
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-04-01 at 04:05:00

European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has just posted these five shots of typhoon Maysak, taken from aboard the International Space Station. Maysak is a very strong category 4 super typhoon, which has weakened only 1 category since Monday...

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3. From wax cylinders to Auto-Tune: The technology that changed music
     Published by CNet on 2015-04-01 at 08:46:46

From stereo to samplers, from the first LPs to the iPod, we check out the technological innovations that helped your favourite music stars hit the high notes.

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4. Apple eaters visit the doctor just as often as everyone else, study finds
     Published by The Verge on 2015-04-01 at 06:09:02

In what's sure to be a blow to the fruit-industrial complex, a new research study has this week found no evidence to support the old proverb that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Investigating the veracity of that cliched phrase was done ...

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5. Why astronauts get slapped in the face with a cross before going to space
     Published by The Verge on 2015-04-01 at 05:49:31

Astronauts leave nothing to chance, and alongside the checks and double-checks carried out before a rocket launches, there's a clutch of rituals that have taken root in the world of space travel. Perhaps the oddest of these (at least visually) ...

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6. As April Fools’ arrives, Google flips out and T-Mobile goes to the dogs
     Published by CNet on 2015-04-01 at 08:20:05

The search giant pulls an about-face and the wireless carrier puts on a dog-and-pony show for April Fools' Day. Also: Microsoft's MS-DOS Mobile, Motorola's premium selfie stick and Samsung's smart knife.

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7. Your Face Alone Can Reveal Your Biological Age to a Computer
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-04-01 at 04:45:00

If anyone's ever gazed into your eyes and told you that you look old, they might soon have an algorithm that agrees with them. A new study reveals that your face alone can be used to predict your biological age computationally, with a high degree of accur...

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8. Meet the Woman Who Runs Founders Fund
     Published by The Information on 2015-04-01 at 08:00:05

Venture capital is a clubby industry and, as we know, full of men. So it’s all the more interesting when women do rise through the ranks, women like Lauren Gross, the energetic and very under-the-radar chief operating officer of Founders Fund.



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10. Alibaba Rival JD.com Launches Crowdfunding Site For Startups
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-04-01 at 00:05:00

 China’s largest e-commerce companies are eager to leverage their millions of users and hoards of data for new projects. For example, Alibaba’s other businesses include healthcare management, financial services, and cloud data. Now JD.com...

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11. Twitter Is Putting Ads Within User Profiles
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-04-01 at 01:40:00

Twitter is reportedly taking its promoted tweets a step further. According to Re/code, its adverts are being tested out on user profiles—so when you visit another user's page, you may find targeted ads in their stream.Read more...

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12. TechCrunch Meetup In Dubai Uncovers A Vibrant Startup Hub For The Middle East
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-04-01 at 05:20:19

 When I was invited to speak at the Step conference in Dubai (a new-ish startup conference which brings in international speakers), I figured I would use the opportunity to get a taster of the kinds of startups that were being built out of the city ...

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13. Motorola’s Selfie Stick Isn’t Real, But Their 1-Day $140 Off Moto X Deal Is
     Published by Droid Life on 2015-04-01 at 08:47:51

Motorola went super silly last night with their custom Selfie Sticks, an obvious April Fools’ joke that is worth a chuckle or two. But buried inside that custom made debauchery, they are also hosting a 1-day deal on the Moto X that will save you $14...

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14. The fascinating story of the man who invented stereo (and pioneered TV and radar too)
     Published by CNet on 2015-04-01 at 08:25:02

Honoured at the famous Abbey Road Studios, Alan Dower Blumlein pioneered all kinds of technology before his untimely death during a top-secret wartime mission.

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16. These maps show why internet is way more expensive in the US than Europe
     Published by The Verge on 2015-04-01 at 06:00:01

More than a quarter of Americans cannot go online at home to pay bills, check their children’s grades at school, apply for jobs, or research health issues. They don’t have what has become a crucial service for participation in modern soc...

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17. Quick Look: Poetic Revolution Hybrid Case for HTC One M9
     Published by Android Central on 2015-04-01 at 08:43:59

Poetic's heavy duty Revolution hybrid case makes a comeback with the HTC One M9, but is it worth the investment? When it comes to cases for the HTC One M9 that can hold up to wear and tear, we usually look for popular names like OtterBox, Urban Armor Gea...

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18. I’m wearing beef perfume from Burger King Japan
     Published by The Verge on 2015-04-01 at 06:30:02

Today is April Fools’ Day, and if you’re planning to spend it on the internet, you’re no doubt prepared for a barrage of “hilarious” brand-fed pranks that’ll make you more or less write off the legitimacy of any news all day. 

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19. Chef Launches Chef Delivery DevOps Workflow Service For The Enterprise
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-04-01 at 07:00:47

 Chef is mostly known as an IT automation service, but the company is branching out into continuous and unified delivery today with the launch of Chef Delivery. This new service provides enterprise devops teams with a new workflow for managing the co...

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20. How the U.S. Plans to Cut 28% of Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2025
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-04-01 at 02:30:00

Yesterday, the Obama administration announced how it plans to gut greenhouse emissions over the coming decade. The documents explain the broad plans which will allow the country to reduce the emissions by an impressive 28 percent.Read more...

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