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U.S. Insurers Get Inside Cars, Mouths, Grocery Carts In Profit Search

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Twice a day, Scott Ozawa's Bluetooth-enabled toothbrush tells his dental insurer if he brushed for a full two minutes. In return, the 41-year-old software engineer gets free brush heads and the employer which bought his insurance gets premium discounts.

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SpaceX Returns To Flight, Sending Satellites Into Orbit

Pic: ReutersA SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off from California on Saturday, returning the company to flight for the first time since a fiery launchpad explosion in September.The 230-foot (70-meter) rocket launched from VandenbergAir Force Base at 9:54 a.m. PST (1754 GMT) to deliver 10satellites into orbit for Iridium Communications Inc.

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Hackers Can Now Copy Your Fingerprint From A Photograph, Researchers Warn

If you’ve a habit of posing with a ‘peace’ sign, then you might want to stop if you’re not looking to have your fingerprints stolen.

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Nintendo Switch To Launch March 3, To Cost $299.99 In U.S.

Pic: ReutersNintendo Co Ltd will launch the Switch, its first new game console in about four years, on March 3 for $299.99 in the United States and 29,980 yen in Japan, the video game maker said on Friday.

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South Korea Investigators Mull Arrest Warrant For Samsung Leader: Yonhap

Pic: ReutersSouth Korean special prosecutor's office is considering whether to seek an arrest warrant for Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee amid a probe into an influence-peddling scandal involving President Park Geun-hye, Yonhap News Agency reported on Friday.

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U.S. Appeals Court Revives Antitrust Lawsuit Against Apple

Pic: ReutersiPhone app purchasers may sue Apple Inc over allegations that the company monopolized the market for iPhone apps by not allowing users to purchase them outside the App Store, leading to higher prices, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Thursday.

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Amazon Announces U.S. Hiring Spree

Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) on Thursday said it plans to create more than 100,000 jobs in the United States, from software development to warehouse work, becoming the latest company to boast a hiring spree since Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election in November.

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Police Nab 57-Year-Old Man Over Facebook Posting

KUCHING: Police have arrested a 57-year-old man for allegedly posting defamatory remarks on Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem who died yesterday.

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Third Of Global Consumers Open To Google, Amazon Banking: Survey

Pic: ReutersRoughly one in three banking and insurance customers globally would consider switching their accounts to Google, Amazon or Facebook if the Silicon Valley giants offered financial services, according to a new survey on Wednesday.

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Facebook Launches Project To Improve Ties With News Media

Pic: ReutersFacebook Inc launched its "Journalism Project" on Wednesday, as the world's biggest social media network looks to deepen its relationship with news organizations.

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