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Apple Maps gains Transit data for Seattle

After adding transit data last week for public transportation in Portland, Oregon and Montreal, the second-largest city in Canada, Apple on Monday brought Apple Maps’ Transit feature to Seattle in Washington. First spotted by MacRumors, the most recent Transit expansion lets Apple’s customers in the city incorporate public transportation options like the Link Light Rail, Monorail,...

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UK schoolkids to build and race rocket-powered cars

The model cars will be powered by small solid fuel rocket motors

A new competition is combining two projects that are already capturing the imaginations of kids across the UK.Race for the Line challenges schoolchildren to emulate the Bloodhound team by developing and racing their own rocket-powered cars, using the new BBC micro:bit to capture performance data.

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Tip: increase your privacy by removing location from Diagnostic & Usage Data logs

Apple collects anonymous information about how you use your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and other devices so that it can improve its products in future releases. End users can easily opt in and out of diagnostic collection in the Settings → Privacy → Diagnostics & Usage section. I have this enabled to help Apple improve their products, but privacy-minded […]

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‘Clash of Clans’ and ‘Clash Royale’ Hacks and Cheats Are The Target of Latest Supercell “Fair Play” Commitment

It's a bit of an open secret that there's absolutely no shortage of bots, hacks, mods, tweaks, and many other things that fall inside of those categories for Clash of Clans [Free] and Clash Royale [Free] and Supercell's other games. The most popular ones that I have heard of do things like make you always

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How can Gears of War 4 compete in a free-to-play esports world?

How can Gears of War 4 compete in a free-to-play esports world?

It's the end of Gears of War 4's multiplayer coming-out party, and The Coalition studio head Rod Fergusson sounds tired.

He's been around the world, for all intents and purposes, making stops in Europe, the U.S. and Mexico to show off his team's first crack at a new Gears of War game. At one point, Fergusson makes a roundabout acknowledgment that the team...

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“Quantum data bus” can relocate quantum information

Quantum information encoded in single particles of light is moved to a distant location via perfect ...

While quantum computing has made great gains in recent years in terms of transistors and logic gates and reprogrammable chips, the technology still lacks one vital component: data transfer. This is a fundamental part of normal microprocessor operation; it involves the routing of information from one location to another. An international team of researchers has successfully trialled a "quantum data bus" that does just that, however, thanks to a technique called perfect state transfer.

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All ‘Whispers of the Old Gods’ Spoilers and Pro Reviews, Standard Changes, Crazy Videos, and More ‘Hearthstone’ Weekly News in Touchstone #44

As we get closer to the Whispers of the Old Gods release, the card reveals are coming with an increasing pace, which means we have plenty of new cards to talk about today. However, this week also had plenty of other things going on in the Hearthstone [Free] world, a pleasant change from the last

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Meeting notes live streamed to remote workers from any whiteboard

The Kaptivo unit mounted above the whiteboard captures whiteboard notes and sends a live digital feed ...

For a good many years, the conference room whiteboard has been the focal point for sharing ideas, plans and strategies in team meetings. In today's connected business world, team members could be spread out all over the globe, though, making meetings in the flesh a little impractical. Digitized whiteboards like the Smart Kapp can capture all the scribbling action and send it to the smartphones of remote team members in real-time, but if your collaborative jotting pad takes up a whole boardroom wall then finding a smart whiteboard to take its place could prove expensive. The Kaptivo system can be installed above any dry-erase whiteboard up to 6 x 4 ft (1.8 x 1.2 m) in size, doesn't require note-makers to use special pens and captures and cleans up what's on the board before zipping it over to connected team members in real-time.

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