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A fan-favorite game called Minecraft is going to receive a very special release in the coming year. Today a story mode was confirmed for this game. For this purpose Mojang, which is now owned by Microsoft, has teamed up with Telltale Games which is the studio behind popular titles like Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead. The new game is going to be aptly called Minecraft: Story Mode.

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djay is a very popular application for the iPad, it also happens to be one of the best selling apps of its kind. This is a DJ app that has been around for a very long time on Apple’s tablet and today a new version arrives on the Mac with even more features, and Spotify integration baked right in. This new app comes from developer Algoriddim and it’s called djay PRO.

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Earlier this year Google unveiled its latest plan to conquer your living room. With its previous effort having failed quite miserably the company come back with a proverbial bang by unveiling Android TV. Even though the project is in its infancy at this point there has been some positive response from consumers. Google today released the Android TV launcher on Google Play Store.

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apple pay 002 640x360Similar to how we do know that a particular smartphone is about to hit the market, so too, can one make a rough guess-timate as to what a particular organization is up to through the vacancies that are being advertised at this particular point in time. Case in point, it seems that Apple intends to step up another gear for its Apple Pay launch in China by putting up a slew of vacancies, where an “Apple Pay Site Reliability Engineer” happens to be one of them. This position will be a 40-hour-per-week role, where it will require one to work alongside peers in the U.S. as well as in Europe. Apple has deemed this to be a “follow-the-sun team”, and chances are whoever lands this job will have to be prepared to work odd hours due to the time difference across the different continents.

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judgy vending machineAh, vending machines. These particular machines do serve a very useful purpose – sort of like being a mini convenience store of sorts, minus the manpower. Of course, the products that are available are also limited to the amount of space within, but when you have an entire row of vending machines that “specialize” in different items, then life ends up being a whole lot more convenient round the clock. We are so used to vending machines serving us what we have selected, so much so that running into the Luce L2 Tough TV vending machine might come across as a culture shock to some.

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barclaycard gloveWe have migrated from the barter system to one that makes use of currency, but it does look as though payment systems of the future will not even require you to fork out cold, hard cash to complete a transaction. I know that some of us might see this particular mode of transaction to be around for quite some time already, ever since the advent of the credit card, but I am referring to paying without carrying even a single credit card. How about using a pair of smart gloves to get the job done?

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transparent mouseWhen we talk about a transparent mouse, chances are, one would think of that computer peripheral that manipulates the screen’s cursor. Not so with this particular group of Japanese researchers, where they have successfully discovered a method that will be able to turn tissue to be transparent in mice, so that one will be able to check out the various cellular networks in a mouse, achieving a better understanding of the creature’s biological systems along the way. According to the researchers, this particular breakthrough could lead to a deeper comprehension of autoimmune and psychiatric diseases, where it is able to assist in 3D modelling of organs – and that includes the brain, too.

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dutch smart bikeWhen it comes to the world of bicycles, there are simply way too many models out there that will cater to every budget as well as need – so much so that making an informed decision could prove to be difficult, especially when one is fickle minded. Well, since we are into a world of smart-everything, why not apply the same principle to that of bicycles as well? The Netherlands has launched the first “intelligent bicycle” of its kind earlier this week, where this unique two-wheeler will come fitted with a bunch of electronic devices that will (hopefully) help lower the relatively high accident rate among elderly cyclists in Holland, which is one country that is crazy about bicycles.

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mid air bulletTruth can be stranger than fiction at times, but there are moments when fiction does inspire some amazing technological advancements in the real world. For those who have watched “Wanted” that starred Angelina Jolie a few years back, you would have seen how the Fraternity’s assassins were able to curve bullets – but knowing that achieving such level of marksmanship in real life is impossible, perhaps the next best thing that is considered to be “doable” – would be to roll out bullets that are capable of changing directions in mid-flight.

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cell phone towersI am quite sure that just about all of us have experienced this before – you walk into a building, and have pretty decent network coverage on your smartphone, only to discover later on that in certain areas of the building, the network coverage magically drops to zero. Zilch. Nada. That can prove to be rather frustrating at times, especially if you tend to walk around during a conversation. Is there a way to remedy such a situation? Well, the UK government has arrived at an agreement with local operators to solve these network coverage woes, where the likes of EE, O2, Three and Vodafone will invest a whopping minimum figure of £5 billion in order to improve mobile infrastructure by 2017. The end result? To provide 90% of the UK with voice as well as text coverage.

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