Skype Audio And Video Calls For Microsoft Edge Coming Soon: No Plugins Required

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  • Sep 21, 2015
The Skype Team announced that users will soon be able to make audio and video calls through their browser without having to install any plugins. The latest development comes along with the team's other announcement that the Object RTC API preview is now ...
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Look Mao, no hands! China's roadmap to self-driving cars

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  • Apr 24, 2016
BEIJING In the race to develop self-driving cars, the United States and Europe lead in technology, but China is coming up fast in the outside lane with a regulatory structure that could put it ahead in the popular adoption of autonomous cars on its hig...
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Basic CRUD Operations Using cx_Oracle, Part 4: Update

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  • Apr 28, 2016
In this post, we’re going to take a look at the U in CRUD: Update.  We use the cx_Oracle driver to update some data in the database tables, using the connection object created in the Initial Setup section of the first post in this series.WA...
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Alibaba's Ant Financial in talks to invest in Caixin: Bloomberg

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  • Mar 02, 2016
Ant Financial Services Group, the finance arm of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, is in talks to invest in business magazine publisher Caixin Media, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. Caixin, fo...
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Chile taxi drivers protest against Uber as regulations remain murky

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  • Apr 08, 2016
SANTIAGO Taxi drivers in Chile protested on Thursday against ride-hailing app Uber [UBER.UL], as authorities indicated they were considering more regulatory oversight to deal with car-sharing services.Blocking an avenue in downtown Santiago, the taxi d...
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Facebook hit with lawsuit over plan to issue new stock

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  • Apr 30, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO A Facebook Inc (FB.O) shareholder filed a proposed class action lawsuit on Friday in a bid to stop the company's plan to issue new Class C stock, calling the move an unfair deal to entrench Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg as controlling s...
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Homo sapiens' sex with extinct species was no one-night stand

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  • Mar 19, 2016
WASHINGTON Our species, Homo sapiens, has a more adventurous sexual history than previously realized, and all that bed-hopping long ago has left an indelible mark on the human genome.Scientists said on Friday an analysis of genetic information on about...
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Streaming revenues ride to the rescue of global music earnings

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  • Apr 12, 2016
LONDON A massive rise in earnings from streaming services helped reverse almost 20 years of declining global music revenues last year as money from digital formats overtook physical sales for the first time, trade association IFPI said on Tuesday. Stre...
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Stripped-down synthetic organism sheds light on nature of life

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  • Mar 25, 2016
WASHINGTON Scientists on Thursday announced the creation of a synthetic organism stripped down to the bare essentials with the fewest genes needed to survive and multiply, a feat at the microscopic level that may provide big insights on the very nature...
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Solar plane lands in Dayton, Ohio on latest leg of round-the-world flight

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  • May 23, 2016
An experimental airplane powered solely by energy from the sun landed in Ohio on Saturday night on the latest leg of its historic bid by pilots and developers to fly around the globe without a drop of fuel. The single-seat Solar Impulse 2 aircraft arri...
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