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How one ex-Googler convinced developers to leave Silicon Valley to work on Hillary Clinton's campaign (GOOG, GOOGL)

Silicon Valley companies are known for their unmatched employee perks and their lucrative salaries. Google has free gourmet lunches. Facebook has an on-site barber and free laundry services. Apple employees get big discounts on company...Show More Summary

Nintendo’s Japan-only Mini Famicom lets you out-hipster gaming friends

Nintendo Classic Mini: Family Computer has 30 games, including Japanese exclusives.

Rosetta lands on 67P in grand finale to two year comet mission

The European Space Agency's Rosetta probe has reached its final resting place after two years in orbit around comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

We accurately weigh up a person’s character in 0.1 seconds

Your unconscious mind is seriously judgemental. But our snap decisions often turn out to be spot on

High-living geckos survive snowy peaks by cuddling up

Living at an altitude of up to 4000 metres above sea level, the Atlas Day gecko has a suite of adaptations to help it cope with the cold

Endangered giraffes threatened by Uganda’s oil drilling bid

Plans to drill for oil in one of the last remaining habitats of the highly endangered Rothschild’s giraffe could further threaten this neglected animal

Feedback: Investigators on the scent of missing Sardinian blood

Plus Bank of America in existential crisis, UKIP calls for closer ties to the sun, giving smartphones a sense of humour, and more

LIVE: We're trying cryotherapy, the crazy treatment that plunges you to -100C and makes your body think its dying

One of the hottest trends in therapy right now is tricking your body into thinking it's dying. I'm talking about cryotherapy — a procedure that involves standing in a chamber of up to -90 degrees Celsius for a couple of minutes (because...Show More Summary

A man went on a rampage in a French Apple Store, smashing a bunch of iPhones with a boule (AAPL)

A man in France went on a rampage in an Apple Store over a "repayment issue," and smashed iPhones, iMacs, and MacBooks with a "boule," (a metal ball used in the traditional French game that's a bit like bocce or bowls.) French newspaper Le Bien Public reports that the incident happened shortly before 1 p.m. Show More Summary

America gets to keep Mary Berry on its version of 'The Great British Bake Off'

Mary Berry is putting the turmoil of "The Great British Bake Off" behind her by embarking on an extended second season of the American version of the show. Berry left the British programme last week after its £75 million ($97.5 million)...Show More Summary

The BBC is set to appoint former Labour cabinet minister James Purnell as its radio chief

The BBC risks raising concerns about its impartiality by appointing James Purnell, a former Blairite Labour MP, as its director of radio on Friday. Purnell, the BBC's director of strategy and education, will have his remit broadenedShow More Summary

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! Here's the tech news you need to know to end your week. 1. Qualcomm is reportedly in talks to buy NXP Semiconductors. NXP has a market cap of $32 billion (£25 billion). 2. A top Apple analyst says next year's iPhones will be made out of glass. Show More Summary

This is the main reason why people are upgrading to the iPhone 7 (AAPL)

The iPhone 7 isn't a major change if you've used an iPhone before, but it's still selling in the millions. So why are people spending the money on a new iPhone? Turns out, it's all about battery life, according to a study of American...Show More Summary

Amazon reveals Twitch’s first currency, gambling systems

New sports-brawling game Breakaway will "integrate directly" with Twitch in many ways. raises $2M to help AI systems make smarter choices

As we inch closer to a time when we may rely on truly autonomous devices to move us or do things on our behalf, the need for software that’s able to think on its feet (or mid-air) will be essential. Now, an artificial intelligence startup working on this emerging area of machine learning has raised a seed round of funding to try to do just that. Show More Summary

Spotify could out-dance Apple if it does acquire SoundCloud

SoundCloud as a company is a disaster, but its the only streaming service with the DJ sets and remixes kids love. So it makes perfect sense that Spotify is in advanced talks to acquire SoundCloud, the Financial Times reports. Spotify already declined to buy it twice over the past year and a half, but talks broke down over pricing. Show More Summary

House Republicans just launched a political volley that might nag SpaceX all the way to Mars

Just days after SpaceX founder Elon Musk delivered his sweeping vision of colonizing Mars, a Colorado congressman is calling on government agencies to take over an investigation of the aerospace company's recent launchpad rocket explosion. The...Show More Summary

Microsoft to Salesforce: Game on (CRM, MSFT)

As Salesforce bites its nails and tries to convince regulators to do some intervening in Microsoft's LinkedIn acquisition, Microsoft is pulling its boxing gloves on.  In an emailed statement, Microsoft’s chief legal officer Brad Smith made...Show More Summary

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