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The U.S. Navy has made an unconventional choice to sponsor its newest submarine: Facebook's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, who is known for advocating women's empowerment through her "Lean In" book and campaign. Sponsors, who christen the ship, are always women but historically they were often the wives of senior officers or politicians with close...

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McDonald's announced last month it was turning its iconic Happy Meal boxes into foldable VR headsets in Sweden. While the concept isn't yet slated to debut in other countries, Mashable recently got its hands on one of the boxes, and it might be one of the coolest DIY VR headsets we've seen to date. First, let's back it up....

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NEW YORK — A drone buzzed over the court during a U.S. Open match in Louis Armstrong Stadium on Thursday night and crashed into an empty section of seats. U.S. Tennis Association spokesman Chris Widmaier said no one was injured and that the New York Police Department was "conducting an ongoing investigation." The black device flew diagonally through the...

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Creating malicious software that can attack Apple Mac computers is "trivial", a leading security researcher has claimed. Patrick Wardle, from security firm Synack, demonstrated several new types of malicious software that bypassed Apple's security measures. In one example, Apple's own iCloud service could control an attack. The threats are known to Apple, Mr Wardle said, but the company has...

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Microsoft has released a few small but helpful updates to its Office apps for iOS, including 3D Touch features and Apple Pencil compatibility. Word, PowerPoint and Excel apps on the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus now have 3D Touch shortcuts. By holding down the app icons on your home screen, you’ll see a dropdown menu. It's then possible to...

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Remember Peach? It was the super-hot, private social-networking app that launched almost a week ago. Everyone was downloading it and filling up other social networks talking about it. I had such extreme FOMO that I used a thready GoGo Inflight Wi-Fi connection to download it to my iPhone as I flew over the Rocky Mountains. Then I was on...

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Some Apple users experienced service issues with a broad range of functions for more than three hours on Tuesday. The 12 affected services included the App Store, Apple Music and Apple TV among others. Problems started around 10 a.m. ET and were resolved after 1 p.m. ET, the company said. Read...

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Google's artificial intelligence (AI) software will go head-to-head with the world's highest ranked Go player Lee Sedol, the firm has said. It comes a week after the search giant announced that AlphaGo had beaten French Go champion Fan Hui. That was seen as a pivotal moment for AI, similar to IBM's Deep Blue beating Garry Kasparov at chess. The...

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There's a connectivity problem with Apple's iPhone and other iOS devices: If you're near a Wi-Fi source, they'll cling to that source even if the signal is horrendous, effectively killing your Internet. In iOS 9 beta, this problem is fixed with the Wi-Fi Assist feature, which will "automatically use cellular data when Wi-Fi connectivity is poor." Turning on...

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As big tech companies invest more resources into developing wristband wearables, HTC is getting cold feet with its own wearable plans. In March, the company teamed up with Under Armour to built the HTC Grip. The manufacturer showed it off at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and gave it a spring launch date. But now, HTC confirmed to Mashable...

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