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Dyson said earlier this year that it had reinvented the hair dryer, building one with a powerful 13-blade motor, high-velocity airstream.

Dyson is known for its vacuums, and while a vacuum isn’t exactly something you’d envision putting close to your head, Dyson has borrowed technology from its modern …

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Facebook Says Government Requests for Account Data Rise 27 Percent

Facebook Inc said on Wednesday that government requests for user account data rose 27 percent in the first half of 2016 compared to the second half of last year, with US law enforcement agencies topping the list.

Government requests for account data globally rose to 59,229 from 46,710 …

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New blood tests can detect prions

A new blood test can detect even tiny amounts of infectious proteins called prions, two new studies show.

Incurable prion diseases, such as mad cow disease (BSE) in cattle and variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) in people, result from a normal brain protein called PrP twisting into a disease-causing “prion” shape …

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Broadband declared a basic service in Canada

If you live in Canada, you can expect a future in which high-speed internet connections will always be a way of life.

Broadband internet access is now considered a basic service in Canada, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, the country's telecommunications regulator, said Wednesday. The decision mandates higher download …

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Blizzard Teases Overwatch’s Future with Year in Review Update

Blizzard’s Overwatch has been one of the biggest hits of the year and developer Blizzard has released a Year in Review video that looks back on everything the game has done this year as well as teasing out their plans going forward.

In the video Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan …

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Facebook accused of misleading EU over WhatsApp takeover details

Facebook has been accused of lying to the European Commission following an investigation into its takeover of WhatsApp in 2014. The investigation concluded that Facebook supplied "incorrect or misleading information" when asked about its plans to link WhatsApp user data with Facebook.

The Commission believes that Facebook was aware that …

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