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Madrid Electrical Bicycle Share System Takes Off

They allow you to climb the steepest streets of Madrid without sweating, even on sultry summer days: more than 50,000 residents of the Spanish capital have signed up for a public electric bike share system.

In the shadow of the San Ildefonso church in the heart of Madrid, Anne Stauder, a tourist from Luxembourg, is trying out a BiciMAD bike for the first time.

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Google Gets in the WiFi Router Business

Google unveiled a WiFi router Tuesday looking to increase the ease and speed at which people's increasingly indispensable smartphones and tablets connect at home with its services.

The Internet giant touted OnHub, a partnership with TP-LINK networking product manufacturer, as a "different kind of router for a new way to WiFi."

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Intel, 'Survivor' Producers Plan Show on Wearables

U.S. technology firm Intel, best known for its semiconductor chips, is jumping into reality TV with a competition pitting makers of wearables and smart connected consumer devices.

For "America's Greatest Makers," due to premiere in early 2016 across the Turner Broadcasting entertainment platform, Intel teamed up with "Survivor" producer Mark Burnett.

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New Start-Ups Want to Become the 'African Netflix'

A crop of new tech entrepreneurs from Africa and its diaspora are hoping to bridge the continent's growing middle class and booming film industry in a quest to become the "African Netflix".

On its own, the Nigerian cinema industry -- known as Nollywood -- generated 3.7 billion euros ($4.1 billion) in revenue and produced 2,000 films last year, whetting the appetites of Internet video-on-demand (VOD) companies. 

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Report: Hackers Post Data from Affair Dating Site

Hackers have released stolen information from some 32 million users of the affair website Ashley Madison, tech magazine Wired reported.

The data dump Tuesday on what Wired described as the "dark web" included millions of payment transactions, email addresses and phone numbers of people who were registered on the dating site.

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Canadian Firm Patents 'Space Elevator'

Press "S" for space? A Canadian company wants to build a tower that would allow astronauts to take an elevator part way into orbit.

The tower would be 20 times higher than Dubai's Burj Khalifa, currently the world's tallest building that soars 830 meters (2,723 feet) into the sky.

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Google Can Tell you if Solar Roof Panels Will Pay Off

Google has got a good look at your roof, and can tell you if it is worth the investment to install solar energy panels.

The U.S. tech giant said its "Project Sunroof" online tool is now available in the area around San Francisco and Fresno in California and around Boston, Massachusetts.

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POLYBLAST a New Arcade Game

Discover PolyBlast – an increasingly challenging arcade game with a puzzle twist that requires precision, speed and most importantly focus to get through to the next round!

As part of their game creation process, Game Cooks goes on the hunt for extraordinary people from Lebanon, people to get inspired from for new games. They pick the brains of teachers, comedians, mathematicians, Geeks… even politicians! PolyBlast, a direct product of the Game Cooks process, is the result of a rewarding collaboration with Minister Nicolas Sehnaoui – a politician, game enthusiast and most importantly Geek.

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U.S. to Extend Internet Oversight Role

The U.S. is extending its oversight of a body that controls part of the Internet's structure, the Department of Commerce said, postponing a possible handover of responsibilities to a private entity.

Assistant secretary for communications Lawrence Strickling posted an update Monday on plans to hand over domain name system oversight to a private body.

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U.S.: Software Update May be Responsible for Air Traffic Control Malfunction

A technical problem at an air traffic control center in Virginia that caused hundreds of flights to be delayed or canceled along a large swath of the U.S. East Coast was possibly caused by a software upgrade, according to a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration on Sunday.

The FAA said the upgrade was designed to provide more tools for controllers, but that the new features have been disabled while the systems contractor completes an assessment of the malfunction.

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