GoPro’s Fetch makes it easy for dogs to take footage

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GoPro action cameras are used to take footage of athletic activities, but it is also used to get first-person views for animals. The GoPro Fetch mount  makes it comfortable for dogs to wear a GoPro.

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Google launches Slides for iOS

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Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) already has iOS apps for Google Docs and Sheets and now these apps can natively open, edit, and save files from Microsoft Office. Google Slides is now available as a standalone app for iOS. The new Slides app uses Google’s new Material Design user interface language. Google is now offering its productivity platforms on Android, Chrome OS, iOS, and the web. Microsoft launched Office for iOS earlier this year, but it requires users to have an Office 365 subscription.


Google Ventures invests in virtual reality company Jaunt

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Google Ventures has invested in a virtual reality startup called Jaunt. Jaunt is building a 360-degree system that can view 3D movies, TV shows, and video games. The funding is part of a $27.8 million round in Series B led by Highland Capital Partners. Redpoint Ventures, BSkyB, Dolby Laboratories chairman Peter Gotcher and Sling Media co-founder Blake Krikorian also participated in this round. Jaunt has raised around $35 million so far.

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Google Inc (GOOG) acquires Gecko Design

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Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has acquired Gecko Design to add to the Google X Lab team. Google X is known for building the self-driving car, Google Glass, and Project Loon. The terms of the deal were undisclosed. Here is what Gecko Design wrote:

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SpaceX rocket blows up. Musk says “Rockets are tricky.”

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The SpaceX Falcon 9R rocket exploded over Texas on Friday evening. The rocket destroyed itself due to an internal fault. Here is a statement that SpaceX sent out:
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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) is reportedly unveiling Windows 9 on Sept. 30th

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is expected to launch Windows 9 next month during a special press event, according to The Verge. Windows 9 has the code-name “Threshold.” The date may be subject to change, but this version of Windows is expected to be available as a preview version for developers on September 30th. The technology preview will show developers what the new mini Start Menu in Windows 9 looks like. The Charms bar feature has been removed too. The new version of Windows is expected to have an early version of Cortana.

Apple Inc. (AAPL): the iPhone 6 may be limited due to manufacturing issue

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The Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 6 is expected to launch next month, but the initial availability may be limited. Sources with Reuters said that the backlight for the new phone had to be revised. Apparently the backlight was not bright enough and production has been put on hold. There is reportedly two sizes expected for the iPhone 6 — one with a 4.7-inch screen and another that is 5.5-inches. Both of the screens are much larger than the 4-inch screen size on the iPhone 5S.

Samsung Galaxy S5 has taken the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Samsung Mobile’s official U.K. YouTube page has posted a video of the Samsung Galaxy S5 taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. What a clever way to show that the Galaxy S5 is waterproof. However, the S5 has challenged the iPhone 5s, the HTC One M8 and the Nokia Lumia 930 to take the same challenge.