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Yahoo Mail Restricts Ad-Blocking Users

Yahoo Mail users with ad blockers on their system are finding it hard to access their email account. Yahoo Mail has begun restricting email access for ad-blocking users this week, an act likely inspired to safeguard falling advertising revenue from the free email service.

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Eureka: Masala the red panda missing from Sequoia Park Zoo

Native to central China, the animals have been labeled endangered as only 1,864 live in their native habitat, while another 300 live in zoos and breeding centers, according to the zoo's website . There have been reported sightings of Masala near a golf course and again in the forest behind the zoo but none of the tips were confirmed. Staff were watching the exhibit's three other pandas.

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' global Trailer Released With Tons Of New

Directed by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will open in theaters on December 18, 2015. Ashley Fleetwood posted the update on her Facebook page, which has quickly morphed into a #ForceforDaniel tribute for all his old and new fans.

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Swedish scientists create the world's first cyborg rose

The plant sucks up the polymer using the same vascular system (xylem) that transports water. These fibers form a 3-D structure similar to a sponge, with small cavities, which are then filled with the polymer. "Previously, we had no good tools for measuring the concentration of various molecules in living plants", study co-author Ove Nilsson. Researchers at the university had been working on embedding electronics into plants for more than 20 years already, the first attempt of which was in ...

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Volkswagen Offers $1000 Compensation to Diesel auto Owners

Audi is the luxury unit of Volkswagen AG. The VW owners said they were concerned that any fixes will hurt their fuel economy. The offer announced Monday goes to owners of 482,000 cars in the US, many who are angry at the company because they paid extra for the cars to be environmentally sensitive without losing peppy acceleration.

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Sony confirms PlayStation 2 emulation for PS4

Sony gave a statement to Wired here this week, stating, "We are working on utilizing PS2 emulation technology to bring PS2 games forward to the current generation". We look ahead to PlayStation Experience 2015 now, which is due to start between December 5 and 6 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. There's still no real indication on how much access players will have with the PS emulator system, whether it is for just a specific series of titles - or whether players, like Xbox's ...