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Verizon BlackBerry Priv could be available to pre-order this week

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Looks like Verizon will begin taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry Priv this week. Replying to a user query on Twitter, Jeffrey Nelson – who is the VP of Communications for Verizon’s consumer and enterprise businesses – effectively confirmed that pre-orders will go live on March 3.

@tvnzs @BlackBerry @VerizonNews fingers crossed!— Jeffrey Nelson (@JNels) February 29, 2016

This comes less than a couple of months after Nelson revealed that Verizon will start carrying the Android-powered handset “by the end of March (if not sooner).” The Verizon variant was certified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in December.

Reports say the carrier will start selling the device on March 11, which is the same day when Samsung’s newest flagships – the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge – will be released worldwide.

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An Immigrant Entrepreneur With A Gift For Data Finds A Little-Noticed Niche: Tiny Grocers

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There are a couple of moments Mohamed Aly particularly remembers when he thinks about the long journey to bring his dream of starting a company to reality.

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EdTech Startup Authess Is Taking Educational Assessment Tools To India

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Created out of MIT, edtech startup Authess plans to change the world of educational assessments through next level online education – and their global perspective plan means they’re heading to India first.

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The Spread Of The Zika Virus, Part 2 [Infographic]

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Evidence has suggested that the Zika virus might be linked to microcephaly in newborns and Guillian-Barre´syndrome.

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America’s Space Heritage Is Rotting ‘In Place’

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Large swaths of America’s space heritage have literally been left to rot at the launch pad as is poignantly made clear in “Abandoned In Place,” a new book that chronicles long-neglected and largely forgotten aspects of U.S. space history.

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Nanorods Of Photocatalysts Achieve 100% Conversion From Solar Energy To Solar Fuel

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Scientists in Israel have developed nanorods of photocataytic material that converts 100% of solar energy into hydrogen gas by reducing the rate of recombination of a photogenerated electron and a hole.

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Microsoft Turns Table On Old Apple Mac Vs. PC Ads Highlighting Cortana , Touch And Windows Hello

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In what seems like ages, we’re now seeing indicators that Microsoft is bringing highly competitive innovation to the notebook and desktop computing space versus their chief rival Apple, so much so that Apple is seemingly beginning to take cues from Microsoft. Now before the passionate Forbes Apple fan base comes out of the woodwork screaming “blaspheme,” I would like to remind you of three key innovations that Microsoft Windows 10 currently has on the PC platform that Mac OS X simply does not at this point in time: Voice Search/AI Assist, Touch Interface and Facial Recognition. These innovations have undeniable value on a PC platform, though they obviously have varying value to each specific user depending on daily usage models. Also, at least two of these features (Siri and Touch) currently exist in iOS but Apple hasn’t seen fit quite yet to bringing them to the OS X, though the usual unconfirmed rumors are swirling around about at least Siri making the jump.

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