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Sharp, Foxconn in buyout talks that could reach $5.5 billion

Sharp Corp board has gathered today to weigh the bidding offers. The competition is between the Taiwanese electronics giant, Foxconn and the Japanese government-backed establishment, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan. While ICNJ has always been the favoured choice, Foxconn is giving it a stiff competition by way of doubling the offered price along with debt pay-offs and retention of management and employees.

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Veolia Acquired Silicon Valley Startup Kurion for $350 Million

The deal was a huge move forward for both Veolia and Kurion. Veoila is determined to expand its business to nuclear waste management and believes that Kurion is the perfect partner to achieve that goal. Kurion itself is a successful startup focusing in nuclear waste involved in the Fukushima nuclear incident clean-up in 2011.

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Vodacom's Q3 revenues up 8.7%; sees weaker growth

Vodacom Group Ltd has recorded 8.7 percent growth in third quarter revenues. The South Africa-based mobile phone company is focusing on subscribers and high-speed network expansion. Vodafone is expanding internet services and strengthening its network amid rising domestic competition.

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Alphabet beats Apple as the most valuable company

Google's parent company, Alphabet, is now the most valuable company in the world beating Apple. The $568 billion in valuation company recorded a total profit of $4.9 billion for its fourth-quarter earning.

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Hoverboard fire resistant carry bag: promises fewer fires

There are chances that your hoverboard might catch fire. But there is a solution that eases your mind with specially designed carry bag called Hovervault that prevents the potential fire flames from spreading.

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Apple is Developing Wireless Charging for Its Devices To Be Released in 2017

Apple has been showing interests in developing wireless charging technology since they released the first iPhone. Their ambitions have been closer to reality and we could expect to see the new technology to be a key feature in Apple's devices as soon as next year.

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Apple Patents Smaller Camera Modules For iPhones And iPads

Lesser light falls on the small smart-phone image censor and thus the image quality appears better in larger cameras. But smart-phone industry is in the trend for getting slimmer. Apple has recently been awarded with a patent that is capable of providing better image quality through small, spherical curved lenses. The patented imaging gears are suitable for iPhones and iPads.

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SkyBender: Google’s Secret Drone Project in New Mexico Using 5G Internet With a Cost of $300,000

Google has been reported to conduct secret tests over drones under codename of SkyBender at Spaceport America in New Mexico. The tech giant is using 5G wireless that involves millimeter wave technology which is considered as the future of high speed data transmission technology. Though the test results have been kept secret, but the $300,000 tests bring fortune for Virgin Galactic Spaceflights, reportedly suffering from cash crunch.

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Surface Sales Goes Up Increasing Microsoft Earnings, But Not The Windows Phone

Microsoft incomes have increased thanks to the rising Surface sales, as well as the cloud and server growth. They are the main contributors to the higher overall revenue. However, Microsoft Windows and phones are not in the same luck as their performances are still declining.

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MTA bans hoverboard

The MTA has banned hoverboards from the New York City transit system for safety reasons. According to the latest rules, riders will not be allowed to bring the two-wheeled motorized devices on buses, subway platforms and trains

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Drone Racing is Soon to be a Legitimate Sports Game

The Drone Racing League already announce its first season that would take place in Miami this year. The league will involve only skilled pilots to compete in its six courses of races. The league hopes that they could be as big as NASCAR, Formula 1, or MotoGP.

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Apple Believed to Introduce iPhone 5SE March

This new model is believed to be a cheaper and smaller version to the current iPhone 6 generations. Some physical features would follow the iPhone 6 generations, but the size would be similar to iPhone 5 generations. iPhone 5SE could be an alternative for people who would like the latest features but prefer smaller devices.

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More than 250,000 drone users registered

Over 250,000 drone owners registered their remote-controlled aircraft during the first month of the aviation agency's online registration system. The fresh set of rules came out after pilots complained about the drones flying near them.

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Survey Revealed VR Has Become More Attractive to Game Developers

Virtual Reality has started to attract more developers. Game Developers Conference revealed a survey showing that more game developers are working on VR prior to the event next March.

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Walkie-Talkie Voice Messaging App Roger Lands $1M Led by Social Capital

Roger's walkie-talkie style voice messaging app that launched in 2015 gets a financial backing of $1 million from Social Capital. The new feature was created by ex-Spotify employees, Ricardo Vice Santos and Andreas Blixt, who have done complete justice to the phrase 'selling old wine in new bottle'. In the current scenario where voice messaging is no longer a novelty, Roger hopes to tap the market outside Asia where people are still stuck with texting, and win them with its simple, three-button structure.

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