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Microsoft’s Android emulator coming soon to Mac as it open-sources Visual Studio Code

The new HockeyApp extension is available there, and so are Microsoft's new Visual Studio cloud subscriptions - another offering being announced this week, with pricing on a monthly or annual basis. Microsoft demonstrated the extensible architecture of Visual Studio Team Services by showing a broad catalog of partner extensions available in the new Visual Studio Marketplace, as well as Microsoft's own extensions.

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Bat's Secret of Upside Down Landing Uncovered by Examining Weighty Wings

Based on these findings, researchers are positive they will manage to revolutionize the flying technology by applying this natural movement of bats to the machines that will be developed, such as drones, which have lately become more and more popular.

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VW suspends sales of diesel models in the US

The notices follow a decision Tuesday by Porsche's North American division to voluntarily suspend sales of diesel-powered Cayenne sport utility vehicles from model years 2014 to 2016 until further notice. Dobrindt said customers should not be expected to have to pay the higher tax if VW had deliberately understated the vehicles' Carbon dioxide emissions.

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Watch the Trailer For Bill Burr's F Is For Family

It centers on the lives of the Murphy family with Burr voicing the patriarch, Frank, and Laura Dern voicing his wife, Sue. Burr and The Simpsons' Michael Price are behind the series, which follows the Murphy family in the 1970s, when views on rearing kids were, well, different (and noisier, and more dangerous).

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Gmail will soon alert you if you receive unencrypted emails

These warnings will start in the coming months. The new feature is part of Google's efforts to ramp up the security, which is also the heart of its Safer Email Transparency report, which analyses email security beyond  Gmail  servers. However, only 61 per cent of emails (up from 33 per cent) sent to  Gmail  from non-Gmail users from the period between December 2013 to October 2015 were encrypted.

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Asus Google Chromebit turns a TV into a Chromebook

Since it runs the same software as a Chromebook, you can use it to view just about any websites or run just about any Chrome Web Apps that you'd use on a Chrome OS laptop. In a nutshell, the idea here is to "upgrade any screen-even a TV-to a modern computer that's easy to maintain, secure, and manage". Provided they're all waiting for you at your destination, the Chromebit will allow you to take your computer anywhere.