1. The truth about Ultra HD 4K TV refresh rates
     Published by CNet on 2015-08-03 at 06:12:26

Today's Ultra HD 4K TVs are all marketed with "motion," "action" and "clear" numbers that start at 240Hz and go up from there. They're all basically made up. Here's the real story.

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2. Apple loses top spot in Chinese smartphone market to Xiaomi
     Published by CNet on 2015-08-03 at 07:43:48

After two quarters as the leader of the pack, Apple has dropped to third place in the world's largest smartphone market, says research firm Canalys.

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3. Chinese Tech Investors to Watch
     Published by The Information on 2015-08-03 at 08:00:50

In investing, everyone wants an “in” in China. So we assembled a list of the local Chinese investors insiders know and rely on to scout the best tech investments in the country.

These are the people who global funds like Tiger Global, DST and Coatue ...


5. Angry Birds 2 tips and tricks
     Published by Android Central on 2015-08-03 at 09:16:48

It's time to fling birds and wreck pigs. And cast spells. And sometimes compete with all of your friends. Angry Birds 2 is here, and once you get over the name after Angry Birds Seasons, Angry Birds Space, and all of the other Angry Birds games that came...

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6. The World’s First Firmware Worm for Mac Is Here, and It Sounds Scary
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-08-03 at 09:40:00

“Oh don’t worry,” your uncle said when you were shopping for a new computer. “Macs are virtually virus proof.” Your uncle was wrong.Read more...

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7. SoftBank Leads $100M Investment In India-Based Budget Hotel Network OYO Rooms
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-08-03 at 02:33:50

 SoftBank is back investing in India after it lead a $100 million round for OYO Rooms, a two-year-old startup that runs an online marketplace for affordable hotels in the country. Read More

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9. With $3.6 Million In Funding, Meal Box Is Building A Turkish Food Delivery Empire
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-08-03 at 07:17:47

 After launching in Istanbul just over a year ago, Meal Box, a healthy meal delivery startup, is looking to corner the take-out market in the world’s fifth-largest city. Backed by $3.6 million in funding from Aslanoba Capital, one of Turkey&...

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10. Snapdeal, One Of India’s Largest E-commerce Players, Reportedly Gets $500M From Alibaba, Foxconn And SoftBank
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-08-03 at 01:19:19

 Snapdeal, one of India’s biggest e-commerce companies, has scooped up $500 million in funding from Alibaba, Foxconn, and SoftBank, according to Re/code. Read More

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11. Apple Expected to Launch New iMacs With Improved Processors and Display Quality This Quarter
     Published by Mac Rumors on 2015-08-03 at 00:55:32

Apple's iMac line is set to receive a significant boost this quarter in the form of a refresh including new processors and improved display quality, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Display improvements are said to arrive in the form of g...

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12. Every Gears of War now part of Xbox One remaster thanks to backward compatibility
     Published by Polygon on 2015-08-03 at 07:43:42

Xbox One remaster Gears of War: Ultimate Edition now includes access to all four Gears of War games from the Xbox 360, thanks to the current-generation Xbox's backward compatibility support.
Microsoft and Gears studio The Coalition announced t...

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13. Apple Testing Service That Allows Siri to Answer Calls and Transcribe Voicemail
     Published by Mac Rumors on 2015-08-03 at 05:57:05

Employees at Apple are reportedly putting a new service through its paces, one that would allow Siri to not only answer a missed call instead of a pre-set voicemail message, but give her the ability to record and transcribe those message for users to read...

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14. Microsoft Acquires Sales Contest Platform FantasySalesTeam, Will Integrate Into Dynamics CRM
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-08-03 at 08:05:13

 Microsoft announced this morning the acquisition of Austin, Texas-based Incent Games, the makers of a “sales gamification” platform called FantasySalesTeam. As the name implies, the company’s software allows sales organizations to...

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15. How your phone’s battery life can be used to invade your privacy
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-08-03 at 04:59:00

A group of researchers have demonstrated how to track users with nothing more than their remaining battery power, which could compromise privacyA little-known feature of the HTML5 specification means that websites can find out how much battery power a vis...

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16. Mobile Marketing And Analytics Startup WizRocket Lands $8M From Sequoia And Accel
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-08-03 at 05:30:14

 WizRocket, which helps companies increase user engagement by fine-tuning mobile, web, and e-mail notifications, has raised $8 million in new funding from Sequoia Capital and returning investor Accel Partners.
The Palo Alto-based startup will use its...

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17. You wish you were as cool as the man who surfed on his dirt bike
     Published by Daily Dot on 2015-08-03 at 05:58:06

The ocean is his highway.

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18. The Mt.Gox Arrest Is The End Of The First Age Of Bitcoin
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-08-03 at 02:16:06

 The former head of bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox, Mark Karpeles, screwed a lot of early adopters. It is unclear at this point how much Karpeles allegedly lost or took, but the Japanese police are claiming he lost about $387 million while Mt. Gox was in bu...

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19. If It Weren’t for This Equation, You Wouldn’t Be Here
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-08-03 at 09:15:00

This is Shannon’s information theory, and it’s the equation that makes data compression possible. Without it, you wouldn’t be reading this article online right now.Read more...

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20. Amazon Cuts Down On Prime Members Sharing Their Benefits
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-08-03 at 09:28:27

 Amazon quietly rolled out a series of changes to its “Amazon Household” program and the ability for Prime members to share their shipping benefits over the weekend. The changes are designed to limit the ability for customers to share Ama...

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