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29 Aug 2014 - United States
schwit1 writes An investigation into the recent failed Soyuz launch of the EU's Galileo satellites has found that the Russian Fregat upper stage fired correctly, but its software was programmed for... the wrong orbit. From the article: "The failure of the European Union’s Galileo satellites to reach their intended orbital position was likely caused by software errors in the Fregat-MT rocket’s upper-stage, Russian newspaper Izvestia reported Thursday. 'The nonstandard operation of the integrated management system was likely caused by an error in the embedded software. As a result, the upper stage received an incorrect flight assignment, and, operating in full accordance with the embedded software, it has delivered the units to the wrong destination,' an unnamed source from Russian space...
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Why Women Have No Time For Wikipedia

Slashdot - 29 Aug 2014 06:24
Andreas Kolbe writes Wikipedia is well known to have a very large gender imbalance, with survey-based estimates of women contributors ranging from 8.5% to around 16%. This is a more extreme gender... imbalance than even that of Reddit, the most male-dominated major social media platform, and it has a palpable effect on Wikipedia content. Moreover, Wikipedia editor survey data indicate that only 1 in 50 respondents is a mother – a good proportion of female contributors are in fact minors, with women in their twenties less likely to contribute to Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation efforts to address this "gender gap" have so far remained fruitless. Wikipedia's demographic pattern stands in marked contrast to female-dominated social media sites like Facebook and Pinterest, where women aged 18 to...
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Lava Erupts at Iceland Volcano

Live Science - 29 Aug 2014 06:04
Lava Erupts at Iceland VolcanoAn eruption started around midnight local time (8 p.m. ET) north of Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano.
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Origin Of Ebola Outbreak MayA U.N. convoy passes a screen displaying a message on Ebola on a street in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Aug. 14, 2014. Reuters/Luc Gnago
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Google has taken the lid off a previously secret project that is being run out of its semi-sercet Google X research arm. Project Wing is focusing on the development of "a delivery system that uses... self-flying vehicles." In other words, unmanned drones intended to autonomously deliver packages where and when they're needed...
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Apple won't 'sufferA U.S. judge has refused to grant Apple a ban on all nine of the Samsung phones that stole iPhone technology. The judge argued that Apple had not proven that the infringement affected sales.
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Here's the mystery buildingAll photos: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac. Additional reporting by Nicole Martinelli.
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US Heavy Lift Mars RocketAfter a thorough review of cost and engineering issues, NASA managers formally approved the development of the agency's mammoth heavy lift rocket – the Space Launch System or SLS – which will be... the world's most powerful rocket ever built and is intended to take astronauts farther beyond Earth into deep space than ever before […]
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Apple Updates Privacy PolicyIn yet another sign that the launch of Apple's long-rumored iWatch may be imminent, the company has reportedly updated its privacy policy for how health apps handle user data. Apple recently changed... its guidelines for developers who wants to take advantage of its HealthKit framework, according to the Financial Times. See also: Inside HealthKit: Apple’s Answer to the Quantified You HealthKit, which will debut alongside iOS 8, serves as a hub for health data collected by third-party fitness and health-tracking apps. That information will then be funneled into Apple's Health App, which will analyze the data, and break it down into easily digestible formats.
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US looking to Google's MeganAs the search for the country's new CTO gets under way, one report says the choice could be the vice president of Google X.
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Google stops displayingPresenting author information in search results wasn't as useful as Google had expected.
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Apple Granted 14 YearsApple was granted a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on the design of the glass cube entryway to the company's 5th Ave. Apple Store. The patent was filed in 2012, it gives Apple... 14 years of protection for the design.
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Google Admits Secretly TestingGoogle revealed that it has been developing a drone delivery system in the Australian outback, codenamed Project Wing. The Atlantic reported that the tech giant has been secretly working on the... project for two years. By testing in Australia, it avoided harsher "remotely piloted aircraft" policies, such as those in the United States, the report said. See also: The Most Connected Man Is You, Just a Few Years From Now In a video released on YouTube Thursday, Google said it is "developing a delivery system that uses self-flying vehicles." The company said it has had successful tests delivering a first-aid kit, candy bars, dog treats and water to some farmers.
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Apple flagship store in SanDemonstrators occupy the tech giant's downtown retail shop to speak out against alleged underpaying of contract employees.
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Leak: Here's Hollywood's newHollywood hasn’t had much luck curtailing movie piracy over the past several years, but a new draft of anti-piracy legislation could be a frightening sign of things to come as studios and executives... run out of options. TorrentFreak reports that the Australia Screen Association is heading up the draft, but Disney, Paramount, Sony, Universal and the Motion Picture Association are just a few of the other names attached to the legislation. According to the draft, Australia stands accused of being the “worst offender of any country in the world” when it comes to Internet piracy. “Australians have become internationally renowned as being the most active internet pirates of US television and movie content, having the highest rates per capita of unauthorised
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You hate internet adverts don't you? Most of us do, but like TV, radio, cinema and billboard hoardings, adverts have just become a part of our lives. Some estimates put the number of adverts we're... exposed to per day as high as 5000. A number that has increased from 500 in the '70s. So would you pay a yearly fee to see the back of internet adverts? It's an interesting question, and one which the general public seems to answer "no" to. That is the finding from a survey of UK users, conducted by ad firm Ebuzzing.
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Studying how dogs herd sheepRobots could someday be used in disaster situations to help people out of burning rooms or collapsed buildings. They could also control huge crowds, which herding dogs already do with ease. Studying... how dogs herd sheep could help robots learn how to herd humans originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.
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Cyberattacks: Perpetual stateMost companies deal with a constant barrage of online attacks          
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With IPO coming, Lending ClubApparently feeling some competitive urgency, the dominant peer-to-peer lending company has accelerated its expansion -- and reversed its profitability for now.
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Alibaba: Betting on techAlibaba's high profits are driven by a high-tech workforce          
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Leap Motion reveals bid toLeap Motion may have a new lease on life thanks to inexpensive virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift. The company has launched a $20 VR mount for its $80 3D motion controller, allowing it to... clip onto any Oculus Rift developer kit. Leap's controller can track minute hand and finger movements at low latency, so the mount could let users bring their hands into the Rift's virtual worlds.
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Every Ikea Catalog Cover Since 1951

Gizmodo - 29 Aug 2014 15:16
Every Ikea Catalog Cover SinceIt's that time of year: If you're one of the hundreds of millions people on Ikea's mailing list, you probably recently received a thick square of super-thin paper filled with (mostly rendered )... products. Ikea has been sending these babies out for more than six decades--and you can follow the evolution of popular design just by looking at them.
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DealBook: To Compete AgainstDalian Wanda, the Chinese conglomerate controlled by the billionaire Wang Jianlin, announced it would enter the e-commerce industry in an $800 million partnership with two of China's biggest Internet... companies.
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I am Groot: Is a walking,Lumbering around on his barky limbs, sprouting flowers and even dancing in a pot, one of the stars of the film "Guardians of the Galaxy"bizarrely blends the plant and animal kingdoms.
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How Twitch And YouTube AreMark this moment: Watching people play video games has become a big business, with Amazon, Google, Disney, and others vying for a piece of the action. Call it livestream gaming: Top players record... themselves playing popular titles and delivering commentary--or compete against each other in big, live, arena-style events.  By turning video games from a solitary living-room obsession into shared events, livestream gaming is letting advertisers tap into a hard-to-reach demographic of mostly young men. The Game Is Afoot That means a huge influx of money into the video-game world: It's changing from a hardware-and-software business into a Hollywood-like media operation, complete with its own celebrities, agents, studios, and networks. The big event in livestream gaming was Amazon.com's...
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Unusually uniform, watercolour-like fractures that form in high-tech materials could be used to manufacture micro-patterned surfaces
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An App Can Tell If Addicts AreIf your body is used to consuming alcohol every day, and you suddenly stop cold turkey, you're going to experience withdrawal symptoms including tremors. They're treatable with benzodiazepine drugs,... but often times those can be abused by addicts who fake tremors in order to get a prescription. Spotting those fake tremors isn't always easy, so researchers at the University of Toronto have created a smartphone app that's incredibly hard to fool.
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Chief Executive of Rovio,The move by Mikael Hed comes as the Finnish company struggles to respond to an increasing trend toward so-called freemium games.
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London 2313 Presents a Strange Post-Apocalyptic London

The Phoblographer - 29 Aug 2014 14:56
London 2313 Presents a StrangeLondon-based photographer Nicholas Goodden shows us a strange, dreamlike London after the apocalypse in his futuristic conceptual series London 2313.
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The public will soon get to see an ancient human skeleton that was recently rediscovered in a Philadelphia museum storage room.
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These Sleek Bose HeadphonesToday's Amazon Gold Box deal is a pair of popular Bose OE2 headphones for $80, or $30 off their usual selling price.
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10 Ways to Spice Up YourSometimes words aren't enough to express your desire Communication is the foundation of a good relationship — but there's nothing wrong with adding a little mystery. Sexy texts are okay, but it's... much more exciting to decipher the hidden meanings behind your significant other's emoji. It's like having a dirty little secret. See also: 10 Emoji Meanings That Might Surprise You While you may be past the shy phase, sometimes you need a little change of pace. Romance doesn't have to begin and end in the bedroom, it could start with a simple winky face.
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Suit Up! Final Frontier DesignSpace fans can get a taste of life in space without ever leaving Earth thanks to new venture from a private spacesuit manufacturer.
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Researchers surprised byResearchers say they're surprised by how much harmful ozone and ozone-causing chemicals are drifting into the Colorado mountains from urban and rural areas below.
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Nintendo is finally adding a second analog stick to its handhelds as part of a major refresh to the 3DS line. The company already sells the Circle Pad Pro add-on to allow for dual analog control of... games like Monster Hunter, but until now has not offered an all-in-one option for gamers. The new designs, introduced during a Japanese Nintendo Direct video event today, have tiny analog pads just above the action buttons. Nintendo likens the pad to the GameCube controller's infamous "C-stick" secondary analog. There are also a pair of new shoulder buttons, labeled ZL and ZR, which are situated next to the existing buttons.
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Nintendo releases recorded video presentations, known as "Nintendo Direct," pretty often. Usually they're focused on games, or they highlight an upcoming season's game releases. This morning, however,... Nintendo revealed two new versions of its...
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The smart thermostat space is plenty competitive nowadays, and securing an exclusive and high-profile retail partner seems the go-to sales strategy. Over the past few months, we've seen Nest buddy up... with npower and Climote rebrand its thermostat for...
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Fifty Years of Wilderness

Slate - 29 Aug 2014 14:08
This article originally appeared in The Last Word on Nothing. Tagline: "Science says the first word on everything, and the last word on nothing"--Victor Hugo.
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5 Robots Booking It to aRobots are the new kids in school The technological creations are taking on serious roles in the classroom. With the accelerating rate of robotic technology, school administrators all over the world... are plotting how to implement them in education, from elementary through high school In South Korea, robots are replacing English teachers entirely, entrusted with leading and teaching entire classrooms. In Alaska, some robots are replacing the need for teachers to physically be present at all See also: 11 Ways to Make Science Fun for Your Kids Robotics 101 is now in session. Here are five ways robots are being introduced into schools
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This Oculus Rift game on aThe people at VR Coaster had a great idea: Create a 3D ride synchronized to a real world rollercoaster, put someone on the seat with an Oculus Rift headset, and let them freak the hell out as they fly... through a fantastic landscape full of dragons and lava giants. Apparently, people say it's an amazing experience.
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Why Doesn't Your Government Run Like This?

ReadWrite - 29 Aug 2014 14:02
Why Doesn't Your GovernmentImagine your company got a 90% approval rating on its latest app. You'd be rich, right? Now imagine that your government got a 90% approval rating on anything, like passport approval or paying a... parking violation or ... well, anything. No, really. Stop laughing. In the UK, a slew of changes to how technology is delivered has upended decades of dissatisfaction with government services. So much so, in fact, that one recent service upgrade netted a 90% approval rating from citizens. What's going on? Putting Citizens First Mike Bracken (@MTBracken), executive director of the UK's Government Digital Service, is a man on a mission, and that mission is to revolutionize how the UK government serves its citizens. After joining the UK's Cabinet Office in July 2011, Bracken created the GDS and...
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You Can Now Record Xbox OneFair play to Microsoft, which has been constantly dropping updates for the Xbox One and its associated apps since launch. Today is the turn of the SmartGlass second screen app, which now allows... gameplay clips to be recorded directly from the mobile application.
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Etsy sees hope for smallHow does the FCC's controversial plan for internet fast lanes affect small retailers? Plenty, according to Etsy. The handcraft site is afraid fast lanes will harm its sellers, but believe that... momentum is shifting its way. Etsy sees hope for small retailers in fight over internet fast lanes originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.
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Relations between Google and Samsung are already a little tense, but the Korean smartphone maker may just have elevated those frustrations a little further. Extending its existing deal to provide... mapping data on Samsung's Tizen wearables, Nokia (the...
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Toshiba's plans for new high-speed wireless transfer technology start with USB adaptors. The company has grander goals for the obscure TransferJet tech, however.
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How To Try On A Real SpacesuitSpacesuit makers Final Frontiers Design gave Space.com's @MiriKramer their latest generation suit to try on. The company, that was founded by Ted Southern and Nikolay Moiseev, is offering a "Space... Suit Experience" to customers.
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If you've ever sat back, stared into the sky and wonder would happen if WhatsApp was taken over by a singing telegram service, then boy, today is your lucky day. Film director and artist Miranda July... has teamed up with Prada sub-brand Miu Miu (nope,...
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Neptune and 'Dodgeball'The action starts at 8 p.m. EDT, when the Slooh Community Observatory will air a four-hour show to mark an alignment of Neptune, Earth and the sun. Then Slooh will cover the flyby of near-Earth... asteroid 2002 CU11. You can watch live at Space.com.
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iPhone 6 -- the jolt thatApple's rumored embrace of true mobile payments may finally shake up how we pay for goods and services after years of empty promises
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20 Dance GIFs to Celebrate theThank GIF it's Friday. The workweek is nearly over. You've made it through the most difficult part, now you just have to skate through the rest of today and the long weekend will be all yours to... enjoy. See also: 30 GIFs Made Better With Weird Photoshop The return of Friday and the commencement of the weekend calls for a celebration. So let loose, and have a victory dance. Happy Friday, Internet! For more Friday GIFs check out Mashable on Tumblr.
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More High-Quality Photos ShowNew high-quality photos of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6's rear shell have been shared by Nowhereelse.fr (Google Translate), showing us what may be a finished back from the space grey version of the device.... Notably, this newest component appears to have its rear bands colored in to fit with the rest of the device, perhaps suggesting that the different color options of the iPhone 6 will feature a similar treatment. Besides its colored bands, the rear shell shown in the photos appears to be consistent with previous looks at the component, displaying a rounded chassis, embedded rear logo, and more. The shell also appears to adopt redesigned speaker holes and a rounded True Tone LED flash, which join the typical Lightning port, headphone jack, and rear camera. Apple is expected to announce the iPhone...
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NASA Satellite Sees TropicalNASA's GOES-West satellite snapped a photo of Marie at 11:00 a.m. EDT Thursday (Aug. 28), the same day it was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm. Marie was about 865 miles west of Punta... Eugenia, Mexico at the time.
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Samsung Is Getting Nokia'sHowever good Google Maps might be, Samsung has decided that it can offer better. Teaming up with Nokia , a beta version of Here for Android is being made available exclusively for Samsung.
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​Nintendo Just AnnouncedIt's called the New Nintendo 3DS. It's faster with bigger screens and better battery life. It also has a new analog pad called the "C-stick." Wow! This sounds great.
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Samsung Shuns Google BySamsung and Nokia's Here Maps have announced that owners of Galaxy smartphones will be able to download a beta version of the navigation and mapping app when the new Gear S smartwatch hits shops in... October. The reason for that timing  is that Here Maps allows users to sync routes to their Gear S smartwatch - a pretty great feature that has so far been missing from most smartwatches so far.
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Your Digital Life: StopUSA WEEKEND columnist Steven Petrow offers advice about digital etiquette.          
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Q and A: Lower your cable bill

USA Today - 29 Aug 2014 13:03
Q and A: Lower your cable billKim Komando answers questions on consumer technology.          
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10 awesome things you didn'tKim Komando shares her favorite smartphone tips and tricks.          
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4 'iWatch' alternatives AppleApple may show off a wearable device at its September iPhone event. But don't call it an iWatch just yet. Here's what else Apple watchers say the company could be cooking up.
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Play-Fi takes on Sonos inCommentary: Sonos has done a great job of keeping competition at bay over the years, but a new industry initiative promises to crank up the volume on multiroom audio.
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These Philippe Starck BicycleWith their slinky curves, space-age visors and sleek polished metallic finish, you'd be forgiven for thinking that these helmets were part of the costume design for a futuristic movie. Nope, they're... just Philippe Starck's bicycle helmets.
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Feedback: Tipping the quantum scales

New Scientist - 29 Aug 2014 13:00
The appliance of science, fake delusions equal profit, sinister buttocks in essays and more (full text available to subscribers)
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David Guttenfelder returned to the US last month after spending the previous 20 years working as a photojournalist overseas. His career with the Associated Press had taken him to far flung places... across the globe -- Nairobi, Tokyo, North Korea -- so his return should have marked a homecoming for the Iowa native. But it didn't quite feel like that. "The United States kind of feels like a foreign country to me," Guttenfelder says. "I've never worked here as a photographer before. I've never had...
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Wear next for wearables? inWelcome to the weird and wonderful world of wearable technology, from watches to woolly wares. This week the team look forward to the big trend at this year's IFA.
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Video: Unmanned F-16 jetBoeing has successfully tested the QF-16 against live fire for the first time. The QF-16 is a a modified version of the F-16 Fighting Falcon designed to be controlled remotely by a human pilot so... companies can test new weapons systems against it. It's pretty awesome to see it dodging the bullet in the skies.
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Vermonters warned they may be hacking victims

Miami Herald - 29 Aug 2014 12:55
More than a thousand Vermont residents have been warned by a medical records management company that their personal information may have fallen into the hands of Chinese computer hackers.
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I own and use many devices on different platforms, and I regularly get asked what I am currently using. Here's a snapshot of my current gear and what is the best of the lot.
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The Austin City Council has approved a law banning the use of hand-held cellphones and many other portable electronic devices while driving.
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A startup is using the quirks of how users interact with their devices to do away with all those annoying security questions that appear when you log in from somewhere new.
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How do we curate those experiences and connect people with like interests? With a LinkedIn-connected table, of course.
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Yesterday, we sang the praises of the Big Winners of the summer. But for every person, movie, etc. that comes out of the season smelling like awesomesauce, there are bound to be even more who, well,... stink. Sometimes they fail of their own accord, sometimes they are failed by their audience. Either way, they just didn't have the goods. Here are a few of the summer's biggest disappointments.
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When you drop $3 million on a special-edition Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, you want everything to be perfect. That's why, before it leaves the factory, Bugatti wraps the car more carefully than... royal nurses swaddle the future King George.
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For those who've just started using the beta, or are just anticipating its launch later this year, we've got some tips on how to best take advantage of the redesigned OS and its many new features. In... this edition, we take on the new features in Messages.
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In the yawns of wolves, scientists have found a hint of emotional depths once thought restricted to humans and our closest ancestors. Contagious yawning -- the tendency to involuntarily follow suit... when seeing another person yawn -- is thought to be linked to empathy, drawing on some of the same cognitive mechanisms that underlie our ability to share the feelings of others. According to a new study, wolves yawn contagiously, too.
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Driving past the parking garage at Eskanazi Hospital in Indianapolis, however, is akin to visiting an abstract art museum.
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The real peril to Uber isn't bad PR. It's what the costs of recruiting drivers, both in terms of money and a blemished brand, says about Uber's business model compared to those of traditional software... companies. More drivers don't equal more value added. They simply equal staying alive.
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Could Apple debut its new wearable at the company's September 9 event?
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Inside the plan to lure more top engineers to the Big Apple.
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These are the siphonophores, some 180 known species of gelatinous strings that can grow to 100 feet long, making them some of the longest critters on the planet. But instead of growing as a single... body like virtually every other animal, siphonophores clone themselves thousands of times over into half a dozen different types of specialized cloned bodies, all strung together to work as a team---a very deadly team at that.
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America's mad science division is at it again, this time imagining a future where your body won't need (as much) medicine to stay healthy, simply by using the resources it already has. Put simply, a... person's peripheral nervous system runs the...
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Google Maps may be one of the undeniable strengths of the Android platform, however Samsung has decided to offer an alternative in the form of Nokia's Here maps. A beta version of Here for Android... will be made available exclusively for Samsung Galaxy devices when the newly announced Gear S smartwatch hits stores in October. The Gear S will include Here turn-by-turn pedestrian navigation and will be able to sync its routes with compatible handsets. The partnership bringing Here to Samsung's Android smartphones is just an extension of the same licensing agreement that provides the mapping functionality on the Korean company's Tizen-powered smartwatch. Google and Samsung's relationship has been growing increasingly fractious in recent...
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Honest Descriptions of NetflixYou're not supposed to judge a book by it's cover, we know. But how about a Netflix show? The sheer number of shows on Netflix makes it nearly impossible to choose something that you actually want to... watch. Instead, you're left with endless questions: What shows are worth it the time investment? What shows are actually creative and fresh? What shows will help you pay off your school loans? Snap judgments are really the only way to go here. See also: 12 Signs You're Addicted to Netflix On humor site Hot Hot Phone, comedian Ben Baker created a series of new Netflix descriptions, based mostly on what is happening in that show's poster.
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Loud TV Ads Will Get EvenThe FCC adopted a law to keep TV commercials back in 2011 , but it's decided that it's not enough: from June 2015, there are set to be further volume reductions on loud ads.
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Watch: Google Developing FleetThe internet giant is working to develop drones to deliver goods more quickly.
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Malaysia Airlines to Cut 30%KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters.... The staff reduction represents about 30 percent of its current workforce of 20,000. A search for a new CEO is underway, but there is no move to change the airline's name, which some branding experts had said was necessary for a successful makeover. See also: Malaysia Airlines Is Burning $2 Million Every Day as Flights Go Empty In an effort to lure customers, the airline has offered deep discounts compared to other carriers: A sample fare search on Malaysia Airlines showed a round trip flight between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing for $238, while a similar flight on other carriers was listed for more...
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PSA: Sunblock is Bad For Your Camera

The Phoblographer - 29 Aug 2014 12:06
PSA: Sunblock is Bad For YourSunblock can bend the polycarbonate of your camera.
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Nokia brings HERE mapping toNokia today announced that the company had partnered with Samsung to bring its maps and location platform services to Tizen-powered wearables and Android smartphones. It marks a significant step... forward for HERE, moving on from its exclusivity period on Windows-based platforms, though only those with Samsung hardware will be able to enjoy the Android editions of HERE services (for the time being). The two companies have also entered into a licensing agreement to provide consumers mapping services for free.
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MSN Messenger to shut down inIt may have disappeared in the rest of the world last year, but MSN/Windows Live Messenger still hung on in China -- until now. MSN Messenger to shut down in China, its final stronghold originally... published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.
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7 Tech Upgrades to theLong gone are the days of science fair poster boards and paper quizzes, at least not exclusively Technological breakthroughs have flooded into classrooms, changing the face of K-12 education. From... smart boards to smartphones, these digital trends have become useful educational tools in the teaching process. While today's kids are learning the same lessons and concepts, they are absorbing in different ways See also: 9 Incredible Science Projects by Brilliant Kids With new apps and interactive sites, science class, in particular, has received a few upgrades. We took a look at how science technology has evolved over time, and what adjustments have been made.
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Google Lunar XPrize: Part-TimeEighteen teams are in a race to get to the moon, with a $30 million payoff. Team Part-Time Scientists recently explored a simulated lunar surface in Bremen, Germany.
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Good morning, Hong Kong

Gizmodo - 29 Aug 2014 12:00
Good morning, Hong KongOne of the coolest things about Hong Kong--one of the great cities of the world that feels a lot like living in the future, for better or worse--is the bustling city's relationship with the... picturesque nature that surrounds it. You get a glimpse of that in this video by Billy Boyd Cape.
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HTC One (M8) for WindowsLumia, Lumia, Lumia. Lest you forget that Microsoft's Windows Phone business is more than a single Nokia product line, HTC has released the One (M8) for Windows. It's just as much a flagship phone as... the Android version of the One (M8), and in some ways it feels even fresher thanks to the fact it runs Windows Phone 8.1, a veritable OS curiosity. In fact, the HTC One (M8) for Windows might be the best Windows Phone available--but that's simply because not many Windows Phone devices have been released lately. And let's not lose perspective: Most people will probably conclude that the Android version of this phone is the better choice.
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Nokia's Here Maps Its Future Opera may have taken some of the wind out of the Nokia brand’s sails with the news that its browser will be replacing Nokia’s on the now-Microsoft-owned, winding down, feature handset business.... But today the Finnish company that has remained after the Microsoft handset sale had some interesting news of its own: it’s tying up with Samsung for two new versions of its Here…
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Nokia's Here map app arrivesNokia's Here Android app gives you turn-by-turn navigation on the new Samsung Gear S, powered by Tizen.
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"I challenged myself I would go down there just to see if I could grab a hunk of lightning." - Dorothea Lange August 29, 2014 /Photography News/ Iconic photographer Dorothea Lange is the subject of a... new documentary  - Dorthea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning - that will premiere August 29 at 9-11 p.m. on Rocky Mountain PBS. The personal documentary directed by Lange's granddaughter Dyanna Taylor uses family journals, photos and film footage, interviews and vérité sequences of Lange at her Bay Area home studio, circa 1962-1965, to convey a full picture of the photographer and her approach to art as a philosophy of life. Lange's 1936, Migrant Mother The film also examines how some of her best-known photographs came about, among them "Migrant Mother," an image so widely reproduced and...
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Some researchers study carbon nanotubes -- and then there are these guys. Thomas Wagner and his students from Kaiserslautern University in Germany took an Oculus Rift headset onto a real rollercoaster... to transform it into an virtual experience....
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Putin Urges Release of Ukrainian Soldiers

Mashable - 29 Aug 2014 11:45
Putin Urges Release ofMOSCOW — Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine. Putin's statement came... several hours after Ukraine accused Russia of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers accused Moscow of lying about its role and dangerously escalating the conflict. See also: Putin's End-Game: Expansion or Self-Destruction? NATO said at least 1,000 Russian troops are in Ukraine and later released what it said were satellite photos of Russian self-propelled artillery units moving last week.
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Google, like Amazon, trialingAmazon isn't the only Web giant planning to make deliveries by drone. Google has just revealed that for the last two years it's been developing its own unmanned flying machine in an ambitious Google X... initiative called 'Project Wing.' The post Google, like Amazon, trialing drone deliveries in ‘Project Wing’ appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Samsung has debuted a new video on its YouTube channel comparing its new Galaxy Tab S to the iPad Air on the streets of New York City. As first spotted by iGeneration (Google Translate), the video... involves a host asking street-goers to use the Galaxy Tab S, highlighting the tablet's display, weight, and camera. When matched up side-by-side, some users claim that the Galaxy Tab S is "definitely thinner", while others express that the tablet's screen "looks brighter" when compared to the iPad Air. The host claims that the Galaxy Tab S has "one million more pixels than the iPad Air", which is presented alongside small text on the bottom noting the 4,096,000 pixels of the Galaxy Tab S compared to the iPad's 3,145,728 pixels. The video ends with a group of users choosing the Galaxy Tab S over...
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In order to mark the anniversary of an earthquake which shattered the lives of citizens in Japan, Google has unveiled an interactive map to make crisis preparation easier.
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Singapore switches onThe country's new SLIX network will allow rapid transmission of data between researchers -- and let students in partner universities enjoy super-fast Internet speeds.
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Zothecula writes No one with red blood in their veins buys a sports car and hands the keys to a chauffeur, so one of the barriers to truly personal submarining has long been the need for a trained... pilot, not to mention the massive logistics involved in transporting, garaging and launching the underwater craft ... until now. Pioneering underwater aviation company DeepFlight is set to show an entirely new type of personal submarine at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show next week, launching the personal submarine era with a submersible that's reportedly so easy to pilot that it's likely to create a new niche in the tourism and rental market.
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Mikael Hed Steps Down As CEO A changing of the hoodie at Rovio, the Finalnd-based creator of the catapulting Angry Birds series of casual games that has seen its profit fall by more than half in the last year: its CEO Mikael... Hed is stepping down, and he is passing on the reigns to Pekka Rantala, who most recently has been the CEO of Finnish drinks maker Hartwall but also spent many years with Nokia. In the words of…
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Authorities in Brazil this week arrested members of a criminal gang that they described as "the greatest destroyers" of the Amazon rainforest. As the BBC reports, the organization allegedly logged and... burned enormous swathes of the rainforest and sold public Amazon lands for farming, resulting in estimated damages worth more than $220 million, according to the Brazilian Federal Police. Eight suspects have been arrested so far, with another six still at large. Most of the Amazon lies within Brazil's borders, and deforestation rates have increased alarmingly in recent months. Last year, deforestation increased by 28 percent, after four years of decline. That raises serious environmental concerns, as the Amazon is one of the world's most...
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Olympus E-PL7 Sample Images

Photography Blog - 29 Aug 2014 11:25
Olympus E-PL7 Sample ImagesWe tried out the new Olympus E-PL7 compact system camera at yesterday's UK press launch, putting this mid-range model through its paces. Olympus are hoping that the E-PL7 will prove particularly... alluring to women, who so far haven't bought into mirrorless cameras (90% of compact system camera sales are to men), and also to fashion-focused bloggers. Here are 43 full-size sample JPEG photos taken with the E-PL7, using the 45mm and 14-42mm lenses. Read the preview »
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ISIS Militants Use the SameWhat kind of drones do ISIS militants use? Nothing fancy actually: in fact, they use an off-the-shelf consumer drone like a DJI Phantom .
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Human articular cartilage defects can be treated with nasal septum cells. Researchers at the University and the University Hospital of Basel report that cells taken from the nasal septum are able to... adapt to the environment of the knee joint and can thus repair articular cartilage defects. The nasal cartilage cells' ability to self-renew and adapt to the joint environment is associated with the expression of so-called HOX genes. The scientific journal Science Translational Medicine has published the research results together with the report of the first treated patients.
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Apple tightens HealthKitAhead of its imminent launch of iOS 8 and its HealthKit platform, Apple has updated its privacy policy warning health-app developers not to sell or pass on any collected personal data to advertising... platforms, data brokers, or information resellers. The post Apple tightens HealthKit privacy policy in bid to protect users’ health data appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Olympus E-PL7 Hands-On Photos

Photography Blog - 29 Aug 2014 11:15
Olympus E-PL7 Hands-On PhotosHands-on gallery of photos of the new Olympus E-PL7 compact system camera.
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No, developers will not be allowed to sell your health data for targeted advertising.
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Australia's consumer watchdog Friday said it was taking online US video games giant Valve to court for allegedly making "false or misleading representations" and refusing to offer refunds.
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This Biodegradable Plastic IsWe all know what havoc plastic wreaks on our environment. When it's not running off into our lakes and choking fish, it's fusing with sand, wood and natural debris and forming permanent litter that... will far outlast us. Wouldn't it be great it we could make biodegradable plastic out of agriculture waste? Turns out we can.
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If you typically share your computer and your browser with a sibling, a roomie or a friend who has no respect for your privacy, this latest Google Chrome beta update might make things easier for you.... It comes with a pull-down menu that lets you...
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Recently, after spending a lot of time with many of Microsoft's OEM partners and looking at their overall strategic view of the PC and tablet markets of the future, it has become clear to me there... really is a huge ...
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Corrections

Slate - 29 Aug 2014 10:45
In an Aug. 28 XX Factor, Amanda Marcotte misstated that a labor leader gave Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand advice on her appearance in 2006. Gillibrand did not specify what year that advice was given. 
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Apple is reportedly working with the Dutch chipmaker to add NFC support to the tech giant's new flagship smartphone.
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Texting Don't Make You Bad Writer

Gizmodo - 29 Aug 2014 10:40
Texting Don't Make You BadThere's a commonly held view that kids using SMS abbreviation is going to be the ruin of the English language. But what if all that typing is actually just great practice?
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Tesla Motors Co. and a state-owned Chinese phone carrier have announced plans to build 400 charging stations for electric cars.
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Lenovo is targeting European countries in a big way - but don't expect to see its brand name on devices in western Europe's major markets.
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Is that a Huawei Ascend Mate 7Chinese website Weibo is known to be a good source of leaked handsets, most likely because many of them are manufactured in the country. Huawei, of course, is a Chinese company, so it's even more... susceptible to leaks onto that forum and the latest comes...
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angry tapir writes The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, a government funded watchdog organization, is taking Valve to court. The court action relates to Valve's Steam distribution... service. According to ACCC allegations, Valve misled Australian consumers about their rights under Australian law by saying that customers were not entitled to refunds for games under any circumstances.
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Keywords Are Going To MakeSearch on Facebook sucks so hard it would be funny if it wasn't frustrating. Now it looks like Facebook is finally doing something about it, so allow me a minute bounce around my living room in joy.
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Oculus Rift gives rollerWhat more can you add to a totally huge, incredibly long, and absolutely bad ass roller coaster? Why add some Oculus Rift helmets, of course! This might be just a research project for University of... Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern professor Thomas Wagner, but it could also mark the start of a revolution in VR-based theme parks. The Oculus Rift was designed …
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Google Authorship--the thing that told you who wrote each article you saw when you searched--is being killed off. The reason? People just don't use it.
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GoPro's in-house production team travel the globe with some of the world's best athletes and produce videos like the Hero 3+ launch, with over 16 million views on YouTube. This week GoPro and its... production team released a new tutorial series called the GoPro Field Guide, a set of videos designed to delve a little deeper into some of the more complex functions of their action camera lineup. 
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8common raises US$3.3M in IPO;Upon listing, 8common will have a market capitalisation of A$13.5 million based on a A$0.25 issue price
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Another Report Suggests NFCApple will feature near field communication (NFC) technology in the iPhone 6 with a chip provided by Dutch company NXP Semiconductors, according to a report from the Financial Times. The chip will... allow the iPhone to be scanned by payment terminals and ticket systems, while also allowing for further integration with other methods. Throughout the past week, a number of rumors and reports from various sources have claimed that the iPhone 6 will gain NFC support. Evidence of NFC capabilities provided by NXP first surfaced earlier this week in a claimed schematic, which showed the company's PN65 chip on the iPhone 6's logic board. Yesterday, technology news website WIRED and Apple blogger John Gruber also suggested that the iPhone 6 would feature NFC, with the latter stating that Apple's...
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Microsoft's big September update for Xbox One is rolling out to consoles today, just under a month after the company made it available to select beta testers. The update includes a number of... improvements focused at the TV integration on the Xbox One, including a boot to TV option, live TV mini guide, and an expansion of Microsoft's OneGuide TV guide data to Brazil, Mexico, Austria, and Ireland. The biggest feature is a new media player app that allows Xbox One owners to play files from attached USB devices. Codec support is robust, and Microsoft plans to support formats like animated GIFs and MKV by the end of the year. The Xbox One media player will also support DLNA playback by the end of the year, but right now it's USB only. S...
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Report: This Is Why LG Software Sucks

Gizmodo - 29 Aug 2014 09:41
Report: This Is Why LGIf you've ever despaired with a piece of ropey LG software, you're not alone. But it's not just pure chance that's rendered it so bad--it's practically corporate policy.
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It's pretty easy to work out when you're watching an Edgar Wright movie: the British director has a penchant for using close-ups to tell little visual jokes, making mundane objects hilariously... important with crash-zooms and portentous music. Filmmaker Jaume R. Lloret, who previously cataloged every death in Quentin Tarantino's movies, has pored through all of Wright's films to catalog his use of close-ups. The resulting video shows his use of the technique in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and the director's "Cornetto trilogy" -- Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World's End.
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Programming has always been a highly rewarding skill. But the ease with which apps can now be published only serves to make development even more attractive. While iOS is the obvious route, Play Store... actually offers more users and fewer restrictions. Tempted? This bundle of courses should get you up to speed, and it has 92% off...
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There are places on this Earth where you simply stand, slack-jawed, and pinch yourself to make sure you're not dreaming - and Singapore's Gardens by the Bay is as surreal a place as I've ever been.... This billion-dollar techno-garden theme park is absolutely stunning right through, but the two stand-out highlights are its signature Supertree Grove - a collection of giant cyborg trees - and the Cloud Forest - a gigantic bio-dome that recreates the environment and climate of a mountaintop forest at sea level. As a bonus, there's also the world's tallest indoor waterfall...
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Ten years after its entrance to Chinese market, Microsoft has decided to terminate MSN messenger services in the country - the last one in the world - by the end of October.
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Uber lowers UberX prices inFor those of you in London who still haven't cared enough to try Uber, a new price change might finally pique your interest. The Uber London team has announced that it will cut UberX prices in the... city by 15 per cent. The cheaper pricing will go into...
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This Map Shows Every Connected Device On The Internet

The Huffington Post - 29 Aug 2014 09:30
This Map Shows Every ConnectedHere's a new way of looking at the world: A map showing the location of every single device connected to the Internet. The image was created by John Matherly, founder of Shodan, a search engine for... connected devices. He pinged every device online, then mapped the location of the ones that responded: Pinged all devices on the Internet, here's a map of where they're located :) pic.twitter.com/G3fiNcKCul -- John Matherly (@achillean) August 28, 2014 The colors show how many devices are in an area. The redder the dot, the more the devices. The bluer, the fewer. Some areas have no dots, and you'll notice a single dot near the middle of Greenland. A user on reddit, 2pete, identified it as a NOAA observatory. Matherly explained how he created the map on Twitter: "(T)he technical aspects are very...
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Video footage has emerged showing that ISIS militants deployed a $500 consumer drone to spy on a crucial Syrian airfield, which they eventually seized. Taken by a DJI Phantom FC40 drone, the video was... spotted on YouTube (and pulled, since it also...
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(Reuters) - Apple Inc is working with Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors NV to add secure near-field communications (NFC) technology into the next iPhone, which would enable the smartphone users to... pay by touch, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with Apple's plans.
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Baidu, Tencent help ChineseBaidu and Tencent are teaming up with a Chinese shopping mall operator in a joint venture that could steal business away from local e-commerce giant Alibaba Group. The two Internet companies are... partnering with Dalian Wanda Group, a Chinese conglomerate, to spend 5 billion yuan (US$811 million) on a new e-commerce company, they announced on Friday. Wanda will control a 70 percent stake in the joint venture, while Baidu and Tencent will each hold a 15 percent stake. Baidu, China's largest search engine, and Tencent, a social networking and gaming company, have both made forays into China's online retail space in the past. But neither have managed to crack Alibaba's hold over the country's growing e-commerce market.
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An anonymous reader writes With the first ever season of Formula E revving up in China next month, it's clear there's more to electric cars than Tesla. But the race cars hitting the track in Beijing... don't have anything on the speed of Drayson Racing Technology's Lola B12 69/EV, which holds the record for the world's fastest lightweight electric car, and which uses the kind of power technologies that could one day have applications off the track too—like charging your phone wirelessly.
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Healthcare wearable YbrainThe Korea-based startup, founded in Feb 2013 by a Caltech neuroscientist and Samsung engineers, has raised a total of US$4.2 million
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LG playing waiting game for plasma TV exit

PC World - 29 Aug 2014 09:00
LG playing waiting game forLG is waiting for the right time to exit the plasma TV business, a move that would leave almost no major companies making the flat-screens. The company is in a "wait and see mode" about possibly... ending production of plasma TVs, according to a spokesman. "Weve known for a long time that demand for plasma units was declining," the LG spokesman wrote in an email. "When demand falls to a point where its no longer a viable business is where were trying to determine." LG announced earlier this week the world's first 4K OLED TV.
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Here's why Apple bought Beats:Digital download revenues are continuing to decline, and in five years, more than two-thirds of all digital music revenue will come from streaming services, according to a new report. Here’s why... Apple bought Beats: By 2019, streaming will account for 70 percent of digital music revenue originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.
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Crave giveaway: $100 giftIf you're tired of boring old cases and skins, enter to win a free shopping spree at this massive online gallery featuring original work by artists from around the globe.
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Eye Pigment May Help Vision in Hazy Conditions

MedicineNet - 29 Aug 2014 09:00
Title: Eye Pigment May Help Vision in Hazy ConditionsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/28/2014 9:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
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Title: MERS Virus Doesn't Seem to Spread Easily, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/27/2014 5:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
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Title: Study: Young Adults Who Had Depression Have 'Hyper-Connected' Brain NetworksCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/27/2014 2:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
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Title: Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids?Category: Health NewsCreated: 8/27/2014 12:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
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Title: Light Therapy a Good Option for Pre-Cancerous Skin Lesions, Study SaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/27/2014 4:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
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Title: Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Seniors, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/27/2014 12:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
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Title: Concussion Recovery Can Reverse After Return to Activity, Study ShowsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/28/2014 9:36:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
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Explaining how climate change is affecting today's weather will be tricky, but it might bring home to the public the everyday reality of global warming
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Scientists 'Rewrite' Bad Memories in Mice

MedicineNet - 29 Aug 2014 09:00
Title: Scientists 'Rewrite' Bad Memories in MiceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/27/2014 2:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
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Title: California Trees Harbor Fungus Deadly to People With HIVCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/28/2014 9:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
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Health Tip: Recognizing Hay Fever

MedicineNet - 29 Aug 2014 09:00
Title: Health Tip: Recognizing Hay FeverCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/28/2014 7:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
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Title: Polyp Removal Doesn't Always Signal Raised Colon Cancer Risk, Study SaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/27/2014 5:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
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'Half a Glass' Rule May Curb Overdrinking

MedicineNet - 29 Aug 2014 09:00
Title: 'Half a Glass' Rule May Curb OverdrinkingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/27/2014 4:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
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Title: Why Aren't Rx Weight-Loss Drugs More in Demand?Category: Health NewsCreated: 8/28/2014 11:01:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
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Health Tip: Eating When You're Not Hungry

MedicineNet - 29 Aug 2014 09:00
Title: Health Tip: Eating When You're Not HungryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/28/2014 7:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
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Title: Overconfident Folks May Blind Others to Their Real AbilitiesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/27/2014 2:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
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Supersense Opens

Photography Blog - 29 Aug 2014 09:00
Supersense OpensSupersense is a new “analogue concept store” in Vienna, Austria.
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Lingohub

Geek Time - 29 Aug 2014 08:59
Software localization for developers & translators, best practice for mobile app translation
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Watch Out, Photoshop: Pixlr IsIf you haven't tried out Autodesk's fabulous Pixlr, a full-fledged photo editor in the browser, you absolutely must. It's the go-to app for most of us here at Gizmodo. Now, it's available as a free... desktop program for Mac and Windows.
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The reason LG software stinks

The Verge - 29 Aug 2014 08:50
Janko Roettgers at GigaOM writing about LG's failure to capitalize on webOS: Sources told me that LG had a policy in place to reward managers with bonuses or even promotions if their features were... part of the final product. The result was a constant feature bloat, as everyone tried to add on one more thing. Bean Bird never stood a chance.
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Researchers use NASA and otherA space weather storm from the sun engulfed our planet on Jan. 21, 2005. The event got its start on Jan. 20, when a cloud of solar material, a coronal mass ejection or CME, burst off the sun and... headed toward Earth. When it arrived at our planet, the ring current and radiation belts surrounding Earth swelled with extra particles, while the aurora persisted for six hours. Both of these are usually signs of a very large storm - indeed, this was one of the largest outpouring of solar protons ever monitored from the sun. But the storm barely affected the magnetic fields around Earth - disturbances in these fields can affect power grids on the ground, a potential space weather effect keenly watched for by a society so dependent on electricity
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Telstra and Telekom Indonesia have signed an agreement that will see the Australian telecommunications giant provide cloud services in Indonesia in 2015 as part of a joint venture.
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QuarterWave: a rustic woodenModern gadgets are a lot of things: sleek, shiny, angular. They're beautiful by all accounts -- but not necessarily suited to your tastes. If you're more of a rustic log cabin type than a modern... high-rise condo owner, the QuarterWave Bluetooth speaker will match your style with a hearty dose of worn wood. The design is the QuarterWave's biggest asset: …
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Google building fleet ofGoogle's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.
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Suicide is Not 'Unavoidable' (Op-Ed)

Live Science - 29 Aug 2014 08:29
Suicide is Not 'Unavoidable'Despite persistent cultural misconceptions, nearly half of U.S. adults suffer from a mental illness during their lifetime.
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Netflix nabs The Blacklist,Netflix has confirmed rumors that it acquired The Blacklist, though it hasn't given confirmation about the leaked amount it paid for the show: a rumored $2 million per episode. If you haven't watched... the show yet and aren't sure what all the hoopla is about, you'll get your chance to stream it starting September 7th. Word about the business move …
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Three Things You Didn't KnowDemodex mites are microscopic arachnids (relatives of spiders and ticks) that live in and on the skin of mammals - including humans.
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SLS completes key development review

Gizmag - 29 Aug 2014 08:12
NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) program has received the green light to progress after the completion of a critical design review. The next generation heavy launch system, which is designed to lift... the Orion spacecraft for manned missions into deep space, is NASA's most ambitious project since the 1960s and the most powerful rocket ever built, with 12 percent more thrust than the Saturn V booster used to send the Apollo missions to the Moon...
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Creative Sound Blaster Roar

The Gadget Flow - 29 Aug 2014 08:00
Creative Sound Blaster RoarAmazing quality audio awaits your ears as you have this Creative Sound Blaster Roar which has shrunk the 5-driver system, a voluminous acoustic chamber, an intricate patent-pending heat sink system, a... 6000 mAh Li-ion battery, and a host of killer features into a compact size. It's a speaker which has five drivers powered by two separate sets of high-performance amplifiers. You'll also get to enjoy a built-in subwoofer for that impressive thumping bass. The speaker also comprises of ROAR: an...
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Junk In Your Trunk by GAMAGO

The Gadget Flow - 29 Aug 2014 08:00
Junk In Your Trunk by GAMAGOWith the Junk In Your Trunk by GAMAGO inside your room, you now have an excellent option to hide your tiny valuable goodies from those sneaky eyes in and around the house. It's like having your own... tree trunk as a storage container that looks way more cooler than that boring box you've been using for years. The trunk has a matte, white, ceramic finish which gives it the texture of a real tree trunk you'd love to have as...
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Misfit Beddit Sleep Moinitor

The Gadget Flow - 29 Aug 2014 08:00
Misfit Beddit Sleep MoinitorSleep sound but with a perfect analysis waiting on your phone for next morning with this innovative technology called Misfit Beddit Sleep Moinitor. This monitor is a silent tracker of your sleep... cycles which pays special attention to respiration, heart rate, movement, snoring, and ambient sound. The result comes as a clear cut statistical analysis of your sleep rates on the Misfit app which is accessible for all those who choose to make this sleep monitor their companion every night....
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Mac Shortcuts Royal Poster

The Gadget Flow - 29 Aug 2014 08:00
Mac Shortcuts Royal PosterMake your Mac lover friend's beginner days in using Mac a tad more easy with this regally printed Mac Shortcuts Royal Poster. Apart from looking ecstatic as a bright royal blue colored poster, this... also comes handy for Mac beginners by featuring all the Mac OS X shortcuts on one place. If you or your friends are still fresh with Mac and always look for information on what the shortcuts for this OS are, this is the appropriate poster you...
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Hulger Pappa Phone

The Gadget Flow - 29 Aug 2014 08:00
Hulger Pappa PhoneBring that vintage world of telephones back to life again while you take your call on Skype with this elegant Hulger Pappa Phone. It's a solid walnut and brass built phone that brings alive the past... with the sensational beauty of the present. Once plugged in directly to your Mac or PC, it can work smoothly with any of the VoIP services (Skype, iChat, GoogleTalk, Vonage, Yahoo, etc.) you use thus making your digital life of phonecalls look a bit...
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Isosceles/46

The Gadget Flow - 29 Aug 2014 08:00
Isosceles/46Isosceles/46 is a contemporary Photo Frame with a fast photo change slot, supported by a highly functional zinc alloy frame. Isosceles/46 allows you to swap your 4×6 inch photos instantly, without... the hassle of fiddly clips and snips, supported by a quality and highly functional zinc alloy frame. The age old photo frame is now completely remastered.
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Researchers Use GPS TrackersDEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks — some weighing hundreds of pounds — zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park,... leaving long trails etched in the earth. Now two researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, have photographed these "sailing rocks" being blown by light winds across the former lake bed. See also: You've Never Seen a Thunderstorm Move Like This Cousins Richard and James Norris said the movement is made possible when ice sheets that form after rare overnight rains, melt in the rising sun, making the hard ground muddy and slick.
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Rapide Lite, Commercial Quality 3D Printing

The Gadget Flow - 29 Aug 2014 08:00
Rapide Lite, CommercialDesktop 3D Printing is about to get a whole lot more serious with the release of Rapide Lite, an affordable commercial quality Desktop 3D Printer. Designed and built from precision cut and milled 5026... Aircraft Grade Aluminum, Rapide Lite is the first truly commercial quality Desktop 3D Printer to come to the market. With print resolutions of up to 50 microns and speeds up to 150mm per second, Rapide Lite offers the perfect solution and balance between hobbyist and high...
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Breakthrough in light sourcesOne of the most promising technologies for future quantum circuits are photonic circuits, i.e. circuits based on light (photons) instead of electrons (electronic circuits). First, it is necessary to... create a stream of single photons and control their direction. Researchers around the world have made all sorts of attempts to achieve this, but now scientists at the Niels Bohr Institute have succeeded in creating a steady stream of photons emitted one at a time and in a particular direction.
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Casio Exilim EX-FR10

Photography Blog - 29 Aug 2014 08:00
Casio Exilim EX-FR10Casio has announced a very unusual-looking action camera featuring a detachable monitor.
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Gloomy Scale Insects Love the City Heat (Op-Ed)

Live Science - 29 Aug 2014 07:57
Gloomy Scale Insects Love theWe can start watching urban ecosystems for problem insects and using that information to stand forewarned about future ecological changes in natural areas.
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Labor-hating has become so popular that few bother remembering the real reason FttP was introduced without a CBA in the first place. But as the Coalition crows about a cost-benefit analysis justifying... an FttN NBN 10 times costlier than Labor's own FttN policy, it's worth taking time out for a reality check.
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The publicly traded bitcoin-mining company brings in $4 million of revenue in 3.5 months.
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Apple reportedly working withApple is reportedly planning to include NFC in the iPhone 6 for secure wireless payments using chips sourced from a Dutch company called XNP, the Financial Times reported today. It’s not the first... time this rumor has cropped up before an iPhone launch, but other recent reports seem to indicate that this year it might just […]
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Chrome Beta updates: profileGoogle's Chrome team is on a roll this week. Just after rolling out the stable version of 64-bit Chrome for Windows, they are doing the same for Mac users, though this time still in Beta form. But... beta users, on Mac or otherwise, are all in a for treat as Google announced a new "Guest Mode" feature for the browser. …
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Google Authorship is no more. It has lived for only three short years, from the time Mountain View launched it in 2011, displaying people's faces alongside anything they've written on a website tied... to their Google+ accounts. Yes, it stopped showing...
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Plasticity Labs Raises $2.1M Plasticity Labs, a company that uses data analytics to measure workplace morale, announced that it has raised $2.1 million led by Fibernetics Ventures. The funds will be used for sales and... development. Plasticity was founded in 2012, three years after co-founder and CEO Jim Moss, a former professional lacrosse player for Colorado Mammoth, fell ill with swine flu and was also diagnosed with…
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Miegakure lets you use the 4thAn upcoming platform game lets you twist space to access two, three and four dimensions.
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Amazon 4K Streaming Is ComingYou can start streaming 4K content from Amazon Instant Video as soon as October -- but only if you have a Samsung UltraHD aka 4K television set.
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Data retention will be a useful tool in a proposal from the content industry to get ISPs to match IP addresses connected to alleged infringers with customer accounts.
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Tencent, Baidu And Wanda Form Chinese Internet giants Tencent and Baidu are teaming up with conglomerate Wanda to form an RMB 5 billion (about $814 million) e-commerce joint venture in a bid to challenge Alibaba’s dominance.... Wanda, a real estate and movie theater chain group, will hold a 70 percent stake, while Tencent and Baidu will each hold 15 percent.
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Good night, Vienna

Gizmodo - 29 Aug 2014 07:22
Good night, ViennaI just came from Vienna and I have to admit that I loved it. Part of it was the great company and the other part was the architecture, food, and wine--the Viennese are such hedonists! This time-lapse... video of the imperial city in the style of House of Cards* gives a perfect idea about how cool it is.
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Watch all of the close upThough we know funny movie maestro Edgar Wright uses a ginormous arsenal of visual tools and tricks when he's directing a movie, one of his trademarks is his use of close up shots. They're quick,... they're snappy and they're so fun to see on the screen. James R. Lloret stitched all of them together in this fun supercut.
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[From In-Car Tech] About four years after its birth, General Motors' OnStar RemoteLink smartphone telematics and connectivity app has surpassed 1 million users.
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You Can Now Strap a GoPro to Your Dog

Mashable - 29 Aug 2014 07:00
You Can Now Strap a GoPro toThe newest GoPro accessory will allow users to see the world from a dog's-eye view. The company unveiled a harness called GoPro Fetch, which is washable, and adjusts to accommodate dogs of all breeds... and sizes. It features two mounts, which work with any GoPro camera, and shows both "over-the-head" shots and "front-paw action." See also: 15 Terrifying GoPro Videos to Make Your Heart Skip GoPro said its new product will enable dog owners to document a variety of pet activities, on land and in water “The adaptability and versatility of GoPro cameras make them the perfect device to document life from a dog’s point of view,” Paul Osborne, GoPro’s senior director of product management, said in a statement. “We designed Fetch to meet the unique needs and usage for pets, and can’t...
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Miley Cyrus's Homeless VMAThe homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards and who had been sought on an Oregon arrest warrant has turned himself in and posted bail. The director of Polk County... Community Corrections in the Willamette Valley community of Dallas, Oregon, said 22-year-old Jesse Helt turned himself in Thursday, was booked on a probation violation warrant and then posted $2,500 bail. See also: 8 Miley Cyrus Memes to Help You Laugh Away the Horror Corrections Director Martin Silbernagel said Helt will be expected to appear before a judge in about two weeks. Court records show that Helt pleaded guilty to misdemeanor criminal mischief and criminal trespass several years ago and was sentenced to 30 days in jail and probation. The arrest warrant was issued in November 2011 after he...
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Sony quietly starts sellingSony has very quietly started selling its 13.3-inch e-reader, Digital Paper, via the web to US addresses.
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Electric bikes are an intriguing transportation alternative, but four- and five-figure price tags are just too much for many people to spend on a limited-utility, low-range electric vehicle. That... price looks even steeper for those that already have a perfectly functional pedal bicycle sitting at home. Japanese-Swiss company Sunstar hopes to make e-bikes a little cheaper and more versatile with its modular Virtus electric drive that transforms a regular bike into an e-bike, then detaches in minutes, effectively giving you two bikes in one. ..
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Woolworths Limited has reported over AU$1.2 billion in online sales for the financial year ending June 2014, a 50 percent boost on its online showing for the previous year.
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Binging on Mad Men via Netflix or Blu-ray has a few advantages over watching the show when it broadcasts. Namely, not having to sit through commercials that jump higher in volume than anything heard... in the halls of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. As...
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Small Volcanic EruptionAlmost two weeks after a swarm of earthquakes began to signal the restless movement of magma beneath the surface of Iceland's large Bardarbunga volcano, the first visible sings of an eruption have... been spotted.
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[From GamerTell] All the latest news and information coming out of PAX Prime 2014.
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Please Don't Buy anTrust us, you probably don't need a DSLR.
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Code Red Aviation Alert IssuedThe Bardabunga volcano in Iceland, which has been the subject of heightened scrutiny and international alarm in recent days, began erupting on Thursday night So far, the eruption appeared to consist... mainly of basaltic lava, which does not create the explosive ash clouds that are hazardous to aviation and in some cases can affect the Earth's climate See also: Largest Tremor Yet Jolts Area Near Iceland's Bardarbunga Volcano However, the Icelandic Meteorological Office issued a code red aviation alert, which indicates that an eruption is occurring or is imminent, and potentially hazardous to aircraft. No ash clouds had been detected by the UK Met office, which monitors such hazards throughout Europe, as of midnight eastern time.
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What Is Civil Engineering?

Live Science - 29 Aug 2014 06:07
What Is Civil Engineering?Civil engineering is the design and construction of public works, such as dams, bridges and other large infrastructure projects.
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(University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute) One of the most promising technologies for future quantum circuits are photonic circuits, i.e. circuits based on light (photons) instead of electrons... (electronic circuits). First, it is necessary to create a stream of single photons and control their direction. Researchers around the world have made all sorts of attempts to achieve this, but now scientists at the Niels Bohr Institute have succeeded in creating a steady stream of photons emitted one at a time and in a particular direction.
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(University of Toronto) New University of Toronto smartphone uses data from built-in accelerometer to measure the frequency of alcohol withdrawal tremors.
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From just $2 billion in 2008 revenues, NTT's IT services business plans to hit $20 billion in 2016. Its Silicon Valley research center will play a key role.
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Somebody app delivers messagesSomebody is a messaging app that sends the message, not to you, but the closest Somebody user to you -- who then has to hunt you down to deliver the contents.
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Play the Slate News Quiz

Slate - 29 Aug 2014 05:56
Welcome back to Slate's weekly news quiz. I'm your host, 74-time Jeopardy! winner Ken Jennings.
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Israel becomes latest countryDespite recent attempts to curb bullying on its platform, the backlash against Secret continues. Now an Israeli lawmaker has called for the country to ban the app, just days after Brazil also took... steps to block its use. According to the Jerusalem Post, Knesset Committee for Children's Rights chairwoman Orly Levy-Abecassi has warned that “the application […]
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Ferguson Police, City SlammedSeveral people filed a $40 million federal lawsuit against Ferguson police, St. Louis County Police and a slew of other defendants on Thursday, alleging that their civil rights were violated during... police assaults and arrests that took place during the unrest that shook the St. Louis, Missouri, suburb after a white officer killed an unarmed black teenager According to news reports, the lawsuit, submitted to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, claims that law enforcement responding to public dissent over the Aug. 9 killing of Michael Brown, 18, treated protesters as if they were war combatants.
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This gross glob is actuallyWhat's more gross than a fungus gnat larva? Thousands of fungus gnat larva swarming together to look like a giant blob snake. From afar, it just looks like a rotten log or snake trying to slide by on... the sidewalk but when you get up close, the horror, the horror.
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Incredible Photos Show PapuaSYDNEY — A volcano in Papua New Guinea spewed lava and ash into the sky on Friday, as residents fled and flights were diverted. Mount Tavurvur, in the town of Rabaul in East New Britain province,... erupted at 3 a.m. Friday morning, local time. See also: In Pictures, Hurricane Waves Thrill and Threaten Surfers The Papua New Guinea Post-Courier reported that residents heard a loud rumbling followed by the sight of ash spewing into the air As residents living near the volcano evacuated the area, people in surrounding towns were advised to stay indoors. Photos of the eruption are flooding Twitter, as the plume reportedly stretches 18 kilometers into the air.
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Do Not Buy Oceanfront Property

Slate - 29 Aug 2014 05:44
The Canadian couple on my television screen tours a small home on the north shore of the Dominican Republic. The couple, on HGTV's Beachfront Bargain Hunt, are hoping to buy a vacation home for... $300,000 or less--something in a secure neighborhood and with an ocean view. This home looks ideal, with a modern kitchen and infinity pool, the back gate just feet from the ocean.
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After Microsoft started offering the Xbox One without the Kinect sensor earlier this year to better complete with Sony's PS4, it was only a matter of time before a standalone Kinect was released. That... time has now arrived, with a standalone Kinect to be available from October 7...
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GlaxoSmithKline Ebola vaccineIt's just one more step but it's a big one. Clinical testing takes Ebola vaccine development to the next level, further aids efforts in curbing the outbreak in West Africa.
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Olympus E-PL7 sports potentThe Olympus E-PL7 replaces the E-PL5, featuring both style and powerful features. The camera features a revolutionary Selfie Mode that utilizes a downward-flipping 3-inch LCD.
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Toshiba sensor to sharpenToshiba has developed a new image sensor for smartphones and tablets that promises better image resolution for run-of-the-mill smartphones when it goes into mass production. The T4KA7 is a 1/2.4-inch,... 20-megapixel backside illuminated sensor with a 1.12 micrometer pixel size, which provides for a smaller sensor size overall. The sensor allows for a lower module height of under 6 millimeters compared to the current 20-megapixel, 1.2-micrometer sensors, the company said. "T4KA7 is the first 1.12-micrometer, 20-megapixel sensor on the market with a high frame rate of 22 fps at full resolution," a Toshiba spokeswoman wrote in an email. The frame rate is 1.8 times the speed of Toshiba's previous 20-megapixel sensor, the T4K46.
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IBM Watson to analyze big dataIBM announced the release of the Watson Discovery Advisor, a tool that can be used by researchers to take advantage of the capabilities of the Watson supercomputer. The Baylor College of Medicine and... Johnson & Johnson have already used the tool to great effect.
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"He's always been optimistic about the future," says Hal Finney's wife, Fran. "Every new advance, he embraced it, every new technology. Hal relished life, and he made the most of everything."
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Google Doodle celebratesGoogle is celebrating the 200th natal day of famed Irish Gothic horror fiction author Sheridan Le Fanu. A black and white Doodle on Google's homepage is created in his honor.
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PC market decline will slowThe latest forecast by the International Data Corporation suggests that the decline of the PC market is slowing down. However, the PC industry should not be celebrating just yet.
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On the B-side of LG's announcement that it will start selling two 4K OLED TVs, is the bad news for plasma. Korean papers Yonhap News and The Korea Times report home entertainment division lead Ha... Hyun-hwoi's comments that the company will end...
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5 Fall Professional Events inThe Mashable Events Board is a great place to find leading conferences in your industry, whether it's advertising, technology, media or public relations. This week, we're is highlighting five events... that can help move your career forward. If you don't find something, below, that's right for you, check out the dozens of event listings on our board. You can sort listings by date added, receive exclusive discounts and watch videos of past events to get previews of what to expect. Also, follow @MashableEvents on Twitter to catch the best events before they sell out. Cynopsis Future TV SummitDate: Oct. 16, 2014Location: New York, New York
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Video ruins your childhood byIt's a cruel job being destroyer of childhoods but CinemaSins loves to ham it up when they poke fun at universally loved movies from our past. This time, their target is Toy Story, a movie that's not... just awesome but also responsible for so much more awesome in the Pixar movies that followed it.*
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'Madden NFL 15' glitch that"Madden NFL 15" has just been released but it's already proven to be quite the game in such a short time, glitches and all.
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Samsung Gear S vs. LG G Watch R

Gizmag - 29 Aug 2014 04:42
Smartwatches have yet to really take off, but this holiday season is going to mark the biggest push we've seen from OEMs. Ahead of IFA 2014, Samsung and LG have already spilled the beans on their... upcoming flagship watches.
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Blackberry Porsche Design P'9983 specs leak

Slash Gear - 29 Aug 2014 04:42
Blackberry Porsche DesignThe third Porsche Design Blackberry handset, the P'9983, has leaked in full, at least according to the folks at BBIN. Consumers will be looking at a glass-weave backing, as far as design goes, and a... camera protected by sapphire glass. We've got a full list of what else the handset offers after the jump. According to BBIN, the newest offering …
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Work recently started on the construction of the new Atlanta Falcons stadium. The stadium, to be shared with a new Major League Soccer team, will contain a number of high-tech and sustainability... features. It will also boast a "one-of-a-kind" eight-piece interlocking retractable roof...
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Your Guide to the ScottishOn Sept. 18, the votes of the Scottish people will decide whether Scotland will become an independent country. Here's what you need to know about the historic referendum. Scottish First Minister Alex... Salmond leads the separatist movement, represented by Yes Scotland. The group announced Friday that 1 million Scots had signed an independence petition See also: Scotland's First Spacecraft Is Tiny Satellite With Big Mission The polls suggest that Scotland will vote to stay in the union by a fairly healthy margin. But on Monday, Salmond gave his cause a boost when he debated the pro-union leader Alistair Darling on independence.
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Samsung asks if you're 'ReadySamsung's gone ahead and released yet another Galaxy Note 4 event teaser ad, this time choosing to go full-on promotional with the "Note" name but not actually explaining anything about what the phone... does. You see lots of people having fun, listening to music, going to parties, eating ice cream and driving cars, but there's nary a shot of the Note 4 or any of its features.
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Galaxy Note 4 hype grows withSamsung asks if consumers are 'ready to note.' With the expected launch of the Galaxy Note 4 phablet just days away, newly leaked images and videos continue to stream in.
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This is not an awesome sceneThis looks like a scene from a sci-fi game or movie, but it's actually a photo from one of the latest tests of the X-47B unmanned combat aircraft on board the USS Theodore Roosevelt. The US Navy is... getting really close to the future, people: Combat drones launched automatically from motherships.
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Despite backlash, Uber saysAs the ride-sharing service could face investigations from antitrust regulators for its shady recruiting tactics, it moves into 24 more cities.
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Virgin Australia revealed today that it snapped up AU$53.8 million of capitalised software amid the acquisition of assets costing AU$73.7 million during the financial year ending 2014.
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As AMD And Origin PC Bury TheOrigin PC and AMD have settled a year-long feud, but AMD's Roy Taylor says the company has a lot of work to do to win back everyone's trust. Here's a personal story of how they won back mine.
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LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy has dabbled in some weird stuff since the group split up three years ago, so the news that he's now working with IBM to convert the back-and-forth cadence of tennis... matches at the US Open into music... isn't really a...
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Cocktails, Wireless Power And Presenting at TechCrunch Disrupt’s Startup Battlefield is always an adventure, even with months of preparation. From last-minute hardware issues to the occasional tear, you never know what can... happen when you combine cocktails, wireless power and a massive audience.
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Danse miserable: Group wantsDoes misery have a time signature? That’s what open-Internet advocacy group Public Knowledge is trying to find out with a new contest that asks participants to take audio recordings from various... nightmarish Comcast customer service calls and mash them up into a remix that will presumably be danceable and catchy. FROM EARLIER: The most brutal Comcast call yet – customer gets shuffled through 6 reps, issue remains unfixed “We challenge YOU to remix Comcast's repeated examples of poor customer treatment into something unique and creative,” Public Knowledge explains. “Take one or more of the recent highly publicized customer service calls with Comcast (or go to town with one of your own experiences) and let your imagination go to work. We
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3D-printed vertebraSpinal injuries are often life-changing, and the solutions are decidedly archaic, sometimes involving surgical cement and screws. The future is finally upon us, however, and with it comes the first... implanted 3D printed vertebra. Using 3D printing, the vertebra is designed to match the patient's spine. A 12-year-old boy in China has been the first recipient of a 3D-printed vertebra, …
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Google Reveals Drone Delivery Plans

Time - 29 Aug 2014 03:38
Google Reveals Drone DeliveryThe company just started conducting tests after two years of work
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In Pictures, Hurricane WavesHurricane Marie is delighting Southern Californian surfers with record-high waves that reached 20 feet in places. The conditions are a welcome change to what surfing website Surfline called a "summer... to forget." "This is the stuff that you dream of: rainbows, unicorns, Southern Hemi swells, hurricane swells," documentary-maker Tim Burnham told USA Today. See also: Surf Legend Laird Hamilton 'Shoots the Pier' on Huge Hurricane Wave "You live for days like this," Orange County resident Scott Bosco told local television station KSBW at Seal Beach Surfing legend Laird Hamilton caused an Internet sensation by "shooting the pier" at Malibu's Surfrider Beach on Tuesday — that is, riding a wave through the supporting pillars of a pier. Other jaw-dropping images and videos came from The Wedge in...
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, possibly the result of a smashup between large asteroids. This type of collision can eventually lead to the... formation of planets....
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GoogleX takes to the skiesGoogleX has been secretly testing self-flying machines in Australia          
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Project Wing in development since 2011, still "far from having the right answers."
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Apple updates iOS 8 terms,Apple has updated its iOS 8 terms of use, according to The Guardian, to note that developers are not allowed to resell any information gained through the upcoming HealthKit framework. The HealthKit... software was announced as part of a larger event earlier this year, but it was only with the most recent beta that Apple […]
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If the eruption in Iceland isn’t enough, a new eruption started today at the Tavurvur cone within the Rabaul Caldera. The images from the eruption show an impressive lava fountain and ash plume from... the cone producing ash that could disrupt flights across the region. Ash has fallen across much of the area, destroying crops […]
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Google's Project Wing buildingFor two years, Google has quietly been developing autonomous flying vehicles that can be used to deliver packages for disaster relief or for commerce purposes, the company revealed Thursday. The... program, dubbed Project Wing, has been housed under Google X, the company's secretive facility where it created other projects like Google Glass and its self-driving cars. "Self-flying vehicles could open up entirely new approaches to moving goods--including options that are cheaper, faster, less wasteful and more environmentally sensitive than what's possible today," the company says in a document describing the effort. The drones are designed to follow a pre-programmed route at the push of a button, flying at 40 to 60 meters above the ground.
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There isn't that much to watch on 4K TVs these days, but one more big name is getting in on the action -- Amazon Instant Video will support 4K video streaming from October. The first hardware partner... is Samsung, which will be including Amazon's 4K service on its UHD TVs worldwide as well as expanding availability of Netflix's 4K content across Europe, in a wide-ranging initiative first announced at CES in January. Bandwidth limitations being what they are, it's debatable whether 4K streaming offers much quality increase over watching an upscaled Blu-ray disc. But the lack of 4K content continues to be an issue, and Samsung is betting that the ability to stream shows like Breaking Bad from established providers will make its UHD sets an...
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As part of a raft of budget savings measures, the new Tasmanian government has axed an AU$28 million whole-of-government IT fund.
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How To Build A Large FollowingLearn why Google Plus is an excellent, but underrated social network that you can use to build a sizable following on.
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An anonymous reader writes IBM has announced the "Watson Discovery Advisor" a cloud-based tool that will let researchers comb through massive troves of data, looking for insights and connections. The... company says it's a major expansion in capabilities for the Watson Group, which IBM seeded with a $1 billion investment. "Scientific discovery takes us to a different level as a learning system," said Steve Gold, vice president of the Watson Group. "Watson can provide insights into the information independent of the question. The ability to connect the dots opens up a new world of possibilities."
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Amazing photo shows lightningStunning photo of a lightning striking an Boeing 777 that seems to be in the middle of a perfect rainbow, taken by German photographer Birk Möbius. The image was captured yesterday from an aerodrome... in Taucha, Germany. Check out the zoomed image to see the plane being hit by the lightning.
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We Watched All of Amazon'sAmazon's latest pilot season kicked off today with a slate of five brand new possible series released for sampling by the public For the next 30 days, people can provide feedback to the digital studio... about the shows, which include comedies from Whit Stillman and Steven Soderbergh and a drama starring Sons of Anarchy alum Ron Perlman This marks the third time Amazon has, as part of its unique development process, opened up their pilots for feedback to determine which shows will be made into full series Perviously, the process has resulted in the production of shows such as Alpha House and Betas, as well as the soon-to-debut Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle and Bosch. The five shows released today include three comedies and two dramas, which is a lot of TV. Hopefully, Mashable's own binge...
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It appears that an eruption has begun in the region between Bárðarbunga and Askja, close to the northernmost point of the earthquake swarm that begun almost 2 weeks ago. This would put it within... the Askja fissure zone in part called the Holuhraun Lava Field – the same place where cracks were spotted in the land surface […]
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Scientists can zap the brain into remembering

Tech Times - 29 Aug 2014 03:13
Scientists can zap the brainScientists have found that using transcranial magnetic stimulation on humans can help improve memory in participants. They aim to stimulate the superficial area of the brain near the hippocampus.
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ESPN and NFL apps updated withNeed your sports fix no matter where you're at? NFL and ESPN have both updated their own respective apps, giving enthusiasts access to some new features -- most notably one called On-Air -- as well as... better overall access to live game broadcasts. The apps for both iOS and Android have been updated. With the updated ESPN SportsCenter app, users …
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New Denny's in Lower ManhattanGet ready Lower Manhattan, because Denny's Restaurant is bringing its Grand Slams to a neighborhood near you. The city's first location opens this Friday at 150 Nassau Street in the Financial... District. But rest assured, concerned stockbrokers and downtown hipsters: this fast-dining joint looks nothing like the one your parents frequent back home See also: 8 Wines to Pair With Your Fast Food Image: Mashable, Christina Ascani Outfitted with brick walls, leather banquettes and copper-stamped ceiling tiles, this location has a decidedly more upscale feel than the standard American Denny's The location's franchisee Rahul Marwah toldMashable that the decor takes inspiration from the Financial District, and displays licensed photos from the New York Historical Society, including a mural-sized...
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Metagramme averages your Instagram photos

Slash Gear - 29 Aug 2014 03:01
Metagramme averages yourInstagram gives users a fair number of options for personalizing images snapped with their smartphone's camera. Given that every user has their own personal tastes and shooting styles, it makes sense... that trends between images will surface, something that is exemplified by the new service Metagramme. The brainchild of design studio T2D, Metagramme is a Web app that takes the …
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Here are the 3 free gamesXbox One owners have a lot to look forward to this fall, from a healthy supply of third-party releases to some huge console exclusives, but the one title that loyal Xbox fans can’t wait to pick up... is Halo: The Master Chief Collection. With over 100 multiplayer maps and four complete campaigns, the collection is going to be one of the best deals of the holiday season, but the package doesn’t contain everything. That’s where next month’s Games with Gold comes in. During the month of September, Microsoft is only offering three free games to Xbox Live Gold subscribers, but they’re all incredibly. Xbox 360 owners are going to get Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine, a top-down stealth game, and Halo: Reach,
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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has started proceedings against Value for allegedly violating Australian consumer law over Steam refunds.
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Firefox typically fills a new tab with tiles of your most-visited websites, but if you're one of the brave souls using the Nightly experimental build, you'll see something else in there, too: ads.... Mozilla has started rolling out sponsored tiles...
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Picture of the Day: Baby Approves Ultrasound

Twisted Sifter - 29 Aug 2014 02:53
Picture of the Day: BabyPhotograph by meancloth on reddit   Reddit user meancloth just posted this hilarious photo of his wife’s most recent ultrasound showing their baby boy giving a thumbs up. If you look at the top... left hand corner you’ll notice it says ‘BABY A’ which means twins! The photo, which was posted a mere 13 hours…
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These two new iOS alarm clockTwo things I don't want around in the morning? Smiles and friends. The post These two new iOS alarm clock apps are equally disturbing appeared first on AppleTell.
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[From AppleTell] Two new iOS alarm clock apps have come up with creative methods help get us out of bed in the morning, both of which I find quite creepy.
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Alternatives to Going toHere is the latest comic from our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac & Snaggy.
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MERS virus doesn't spreadScientists have found that the transmission of MERS from person-to-person is not as dangerous as people thought. In a recent study, they found a 4 percent transmission rate in MERS.
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Poaching drivers may be theIt seems like poaching drivers is par for the course in the ride-sharing industry. Like Lyft, Sidecar drivers have also been targeted by Uber's recruitment efforts, Sidecar's CEO said Thursday--though... he admitted that his own company has tried in-car recruitment in the past too. Recruiters working for Uber have been ordering rides with Sidecar for some time then trying to get the driver to switch companies, Sidecar CEO Sunil Paul said in an interview. It's happened in nearly all of the 10 cities where Sidecar operates, and recruiters sometimes offer drivers $500 to make the switch, he said. Sidecar knows about the recruitment efforts because it hears about them from its drivers, Paul said. It hasn't received reports about Lyft using similar techniques.
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Google Challenges Amazon For Drone Supremacy

TechCrunch - 29 Aug 2014 02:39
Google Challenges Amazon For Need a tube of toothpaste, but don’t want to wait? Google wants to drone that to you, the Mountain View-based technology giant announced today. Google follows Amazon in announcing that it is... building consumer delivery-facing drone technology. Amazon previously disclosed that it is working to build drones that can deliver small parcels to shoppers. The two companies have differing…
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Girl dancing with 30 hulaCoral Jade is a street performer that's pretty much mastered the art of hula hooping. She can twirl them on every part of her body, use them to create mind bending warps and dance with 30 to make it... look like she's being teleported in a JJ Abrams-era Star Trek Transporter.
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Bits Blog: Google Joins AmazonWho needs UPS trucks and bicycle delivery when you can fly in things people buy online?
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Pentax K-S1 is now official,Following a couple leaks, Ricoh has officially unveiled the Pentax K-S1, a DSLR featuring a 20-megapixel sensor and ISO up to 51200. As we previously saw in the leaks, the K-S1 does indeed have a line... of LED lights, as well as a "flat field user interface", the combination of which makes the user experience simple. Amongst the camera's features …
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The World Health Organization says a total of more than 20,000 people may be infected with ebola in West Africa before the virus is contained. The United Nations agency released a new roadmap for... dealing with the outbreak today, designed to respond to the "urgent need to dramatically scale up the international response" to the rapid proliferation of the disease. The document says the ebola virus is spreading much faster than the WHO had anticipated, and would cost at least $490 million to control.
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A giant atlas of every livingA team of international scientists has spent four years painstakingly cataloguing every known living organism in the Southern Ocean.
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​Valve hit with legalValve will face Australia's Federal Court over claims it misled customers about refunds and guarantees on Steam games.
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This week Corel has unveiled PaintShop Pro X7 and PaintShop Pro X7 Ultimate, two new versions of its image editing software for Windows. This update features extensive changes to the user interface as... well as a claimed 30 percent improvement in brush performance, including the Paint Brush, Airbrush and various retouching tools. Speed improvements have allowed for new instant previews of effects before they are applied to images and the 64-bit architecture allows fast performance with larger or multiple images. 
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Absurdity at USC: How Did JoshNow we know: USC star Josh Shaw's story about hurting both ankles while jumping onto concrete from a second-floor balcony to save his drowning seven-year-old nephew was literally too good to be true... He made the whole thing up But we're still left with more questions than answers. How did the story get out in the first place? What's next for Shaw? How did he actually get hurt? See also: Facebook's Newest 'Intern' Is a 6-Foot-8 NBA Star Multiple sources, the same fabrication USC coach Steve Sarkisian and other officials were initially fooled by Josh Shaw's tall tale Image: Jae C. Hong/Associated Press
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Adobe updates Photoshop MixAdobe has updated its Photoshop Mix iPad app with several new features and tweaks. Version 1.1 of the app includes undo and redo support for quickly rolling back edits up to three levels. The update... also introduces support for exporting a JPEG or masked PNG to the iPad’s camera roll. You can also import images to […]
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In Pictures, the World'sOn the last Wednesday in August, tomatoes fly through the streets of Buñol, Spain People from around the world descended on the city for its annual La Tomatina festival, where participants throw... "more than 100 metric tons of over-ripe tomatoes in the streets." See also: In Pictures, Indonesia's Yadnya Kasada Festival on Java Because 40,000 to 50,000 people participated in La Tomatina in previous years, the Excellency Town Hall of Buñol has had to limit the number of participants to 20,000 people by selling tickets this year. Unless you pay for a €10 (about $13) ticket, you can't throw tomatoes.
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Motorola apologizes withAfter complaints about the misleading Yo promotion to win one of 20 Moto 360 smartwatches, Motorola is trying to make amends with users by running another contest for another chance at winning.
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Hands-on with the fullyRumors have suggested that Apple is planning to release a new version of its Lightning to USB cable that would be reversible on both ends. Initially this cable was rumored to launch with the iPhone 6,... but another report claims it will launch at a later date, possibly next year. Third-party manufacturers have already taken […]
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Hortonworks gets more seriousHortonworks has added Apache Kafka to tis Hadoop software platform as a technical preview. Kafka isn't the most popular tool in the world, but it's widely used among large web companies, making it a... useful add-on for luring customers of that ilk. Hortonworks gets more serious about real-time data with Kafka integration originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.
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Sprint is offering a great wayAmazing but true: Sprint really does seem to be stepping up its game when it comes to offering more value for customers. Sprint on Thursday announced that it will offer free Wi-Fi calling to customers... who travel overseas and who call the United States, Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands. As you might have guessed, Wi-Fi calling lets you make phone calls using your local Wi-Fi network so you don’t have to use a carrier’s cellular network. This obviously eliminates the need for international roaming and thus will save you money on roaming charges as long as you’re within range of a working Wi-Fi hotspot. FROM EARLIER: Sprint brings down the hammer with $60 unlimited plan... but there are some catches
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Google's secret lab working on fleet of self-flying vehicles to deliver packages more quickly
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Today, we take a look at the LG G Watch R, catch Schrödinger's cat, learn about Apple's next iPhone event, uncover the science behind the traveling stones of Death Valley, and more!
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Google spreads its wings,Amazon isn't the only tech giant experimenting with drones. The search company has unveiled Project Wing, which is focusing its efforts on disaster relief, at least for now.
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NYC fatal heroin overdoses rise tremendously

Tech Times - 29 Aug 2014 02:09
NYC fatal heroin overdosesThe number of deaths from heroin overdose has been increasing over the last few years. Researchers are also finding that the profile of a heroin user has also changed within the last decade.
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Tomorrow Daily 044: NASAOn today's show, Ashley and Khail talk about NASA's newest milestone in their journey to Mars, Leap Motion Controller's newest VR accessory, and a 3D-printed castle.
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HTC halts Android 4.4.3 update for AT&T HTC One M8

Android Central - 29 Aug 2014 02:04
HTC halts Android 4.4.3 updateUpdate: HTC has confirmed to us that it's halted the Android 4.4.3 update for the AT&T HTC One M8 after a number of people have reported severe battery drain post-update. If you've yet to update,... well, sit tight. If you're one of the ones experiences issues, we've got a forum th
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Russia Denies It, But ImagesIt's been a day of escalation in Ukraine, as President Petro Poroshenko declared that “Russian forces have entered" the country and essentially opened a new front in the conflict between Ukrainian... forces and pro-Russian separatists See also: What Life Is Like in Ukraine's Rebel-Held City of Donetsk Statements from NATO, Poroshenko, separatists, the U.S. and the president of the Security Council left little doubt that Russia has invaded Ukraine Here's how Thursday played out NATO satellite images show Russian military inside Ukraine NATO released new satellite photos that it said show Russian military forces operating inside Ukraine.
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Marnie the Dog Imitates SelfieJames Franco, Marnie the Dog would like to challenge your selfie domination. The 12-year-old rescue pup with a permanent tongue-filled grin found inspiration in the actor's Instagram feedMarnie copied... a few of Franco's finest selfies, adding a bit of silly furball fun to the otherwise contemplative and serious poses See also: The 75 Absolutely Cutest Animals on Instagram Your move, Franco — time to pose like Marnie.
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Time-Lapse and GPS Data ProvesSince the early 20th century, people have been studying and theorizing how some rather heavy rocks in Death Valley called ‘Sailing Stones’ somehow glide across the dry, desert floor of what is... often the hottest location in the United States. And while a number of feasible theories had come to light, it’s only recently that […]
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Website of the day: Emoji Tracker

Pocket-lint - 29 Aug 2014 02:00
Website of the day: EmojiThe humble emoticon is something of a phenomenon, isn't it? Its most modern incarnation, the emoji, is ubiquitous, to say the least. Even email clients will now display them, which makes us wonder how... they go down in some corporate environments. But...
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This Hilarious, BrilliantlyIn 1982, irrepressibly goofy comedian Steve Martin starred in Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, a film noir with a whole cast of cinematic heavy hitters. Humphrey Bogart! Cary Grant! Bette Davis! Veronica... Lake! All these stars helped popularize the dark genre, but this black-and-white was a affectionately silly spoof, with a twist; each of those big-name cameos was edited in from clips of their old performances.
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The Flat Tiles Home Screen

Life Hacker - 29 Aug 2014 02:00
The Flat Tiles Home ScreenSingle-screen home screens are excellent at getting you to what you need without too many taps. This design from My Color Screen user Pitoko/David does it with flair, employing some eye-catching... tiles.
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Houzz Launches In Australia,SYDNEY — Grab your hammer. Push your grubby couch to the side. Dig up the lawn. All your home renovation dreams are about to get a lot easier. American design hub Houzz has finally washed up on... Australian shores. The local version is just as sexy as its American sister, with more content to suit our ridiculously relaxed and sunshine-loving culture. See also: Welcome to Australia's Most Expensive Street With Million-Dollar Views Houzz is a picture-perfect site that allows you to do everything with home renovation in one spot. You can get inspirational content, purchase the perfect chair you couldn't find in 23 stores, hook up with a tradie or chat to someone who knows how it feels to be covered in paint and crying at midnight. Pretty much, Houzz saves you from divorce
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Scientists switch out badMemory is not reliable and there are oftentimes good and bad emotions tied to memories, but scientists have found a way to manipulate those emotions. In this process, they have also made several... observations about memory association and emotional processing.
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An anonymous reader writes with this Ars piece about the executive order that is the legal basis for the U.S. government's mass spying on citizens. One thing sits at the heart of what many consider a... surveillance state within the US today. The problem does not begin with political systems that discourage transparency or technologies that can intercept everyday communications without notice. Like everything else in Washington, there's a legal basis for what many believe is extreme government overreach—in this case, it's Executive Order 12333, issued in 1981. “12333 is used to target foreigners abroad, and collection happens outside the US," whistleblower John Tye, a former State Department official, told Ars recently. "My complaint is not that they’re using it to target Americans, my...
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Google X, the tech giant's "moonshot" lab, has spent the last two years building an aerial drone that can deliver goods across the country. The company calls the effort Project Wing.
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Tronsmart Orion R28 Android TVIf your set-top box isn't quite router-like enough for you, there's the antenna-toting Orion R28 from Tronsmart, an Android TV Box that is now available for pre-order. Two models are available... currently, with a third one being in the pipeline, all of them offering Android 4.4. Two models, one featuring 8GB of internal storage and one featuring 16GB, are available …
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Step aside, Amazon: Google hasFollowing at least two years of rumours, Google has confirmed it is developing a drone-based delivery program called Project Wing. According to the BBC and The Atlantic, the Google X team at Google... has been working on Project Wing for a couple of years....
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Google Launches Guest Mode For Chrome Beta

TechCrunch - 29 Aug 2014 01:45
Google Launches Guest Mode For Google is launching a new feature in the Chrome beta channel for Windows, Mac and Linux today that will make it easier — and safer — to let others use your computer.
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HTC One (M8) for WindowsT-Mobile is officially going to carry the HTC One M8 running Windows Phone 8.1. This phone is identical to the Android version in hardware, but runs Windows Phone 8.1 instead of Android.
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Journalism and the internet:Writer David Sessions argues in a piece at Patrol magazine that journalism is worse because of the effects of the internet -- but most of the things that he and others complain about have been a part... of the media business for hundreds of years, including clickbait Journalism and the internet: Is it the best of times? No — but it’s not the worst of times either originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.
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Google Launches First BetaGoogle today announced the launch of the first beta build of 64-bit Chrome for Mac, following the public release of 64-bit Chrome for Windows. Earlier this month, Google added 64-bit support to Chrome... Canary for OS X, the experimental build of its Chrome web browser, but with this new beta version, testers on the Beta channel will have access to 64-bit Chrome support. According to Google, 64-bit support for Chrome will bring several speed and security improvements to the browser, in addition to decreasing the amount of memory it uses. 64-bit Chrome has become faster as a result of having access to a superior instruction set, more registers, and a more efficient function calling convention. Improved opportunities for ASLR enhance this version's security. Another major benefit of this change...
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Wind Power Has Soared, But is It About to Crash?

Live Science - 29 Aug 2014 01:39
Wind Power Has Soared, But isThe U.S. wind power industry is booming, but a new report suggests it could be about to collapse.
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Apple: HealthKit Data Off Limits to Advertisers

The Mac Observer - 29 Aug 2014 01:39
Apple: HealthKit Data OffApple's HealthKit will be off limits for advertisers, which means app developers planning on supporting the health and fitness logging platform won't be able to make money by selling information about... how far we walk or how much we weigh to other companies. The rule should help keep personal information that should stay private out of the wrong hands, and could help boost trust in HealthKit once iOS 8 ships in the coming weeks. The Mac Observer Spin: Locking down our health and fitness data so it can't be sold to advertisers is a great move on Apple's part. That'll go a long way towards helping iPhone owners feel like data that's very personal in nature won't be used to target them with inappropriate or embarrassing ads.
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'Project Wing' is Google'sYesterday, I posited that Google's interest in a massive building in Southern California -- formerly the home of one of the biggest airplanes ever built -- could be for Google X. The massive chamber... would be a perfect place to test moonshot ideas, all while keeping them away from prying eyes. If Google were to purchase the facility for X …
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Lock Pickers, Meet 3-D Printers

Slate - 29 Aug 2014 01:35
"Bumping a lock" is an old art that's become more difficult. But Wired reports that lock-picking engineers Jos Weyers and Christian Holler have come up with simple software that can 3-D... print sophisticated new bump keys. It isn't hard.
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Tripping Senior Citizens--for Science

Gizmodo - 29 Aug 2014 01:35
Tripping Senior Citizens--forIn a study that even Sum 41 could get behind, scientists at the University of Illinois in Chicago are tripping senior citizens over, and over, and over again--all to save lives.
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If you ever find yourself trying to remember just exactly what restaurant your friend recommended on Facebook several months ago, you might be able to do so soon with just a simple keyword search.... Along with a "satire" tag and stickers in comments,...
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Google Building Fleet Of Delivery Drones

The Huffington Post - 29 Aug 2014 01:29
Google Building Fleet OfSAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly. The... ambitious program announced Thursday escalates Google's technological arms race with rival Amazon.com Inc., which also is experimenting with self-flying vehicles to carry merchandise bought by customers of its online store. Amazon is mounting its own challenges to Google in online video, digital advertising and mobile computing in a battle that also involves Apple Inc. Google Inc. calls its foray into drones "Project Wing." Although Google expects it to take several more years before its fleet of drones is fully operational, the company says test flights in Australia delivered a first aid kit, candy...
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Google's secret Project WingThough your next Nexus smartphone may not be delivered by Google via its delivery drones, or Amazon's drones for that matter, Google has been actively and secretly flight testing drones in Australia... for some time now. Dubbed Project Wing, after two years of testing and development of this ambitious endeavor, Google's research team has concluded that the task can be achieved and that future deliveries could be made by these self flying vehicles.
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Google X Reveals 'ProjectGoogle’s research division has unveiled “Project Wing,” an effort to develop drones that can deliver goods quickly, cheaply and efficiently. Google X has been working on the project for the last... two years. In recent tests in Queensland, Australia, researchers used prototypes of the automated vehicles to deliver “candy bars, dog treats, cattle vaccines, water, radios, and […]
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The Microplane Cube GraterThe Microplane Cube Grater features three different grating surfaces. The kitchen accessory stores inside the catch cup.
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1 in 10 Packaged Foods Has Trans Fat

Live Science - 29 Aug 2014 01:22
1 in 10 Packaged Foods HasPeople may be consuming higher amounts of potentially harmful trans fat than they think, as a result of misleading food labels, according to a new study.
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The competition between Amazon Prime and Google Shopping Express is about to really takeoff.
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Live Stream Captures SWAT TeamWhen YouTuber Jordan Mathewson began his live stream Wednesday, playing a first person-shooter video game, he wasn't expecting to end his session on the floor with real guns trained on him. Mathewson... and the rest of his gaming collective apparently fell victim to a prank known as "swatting," where hoaxers force an armed police response by calling in a false report on rival gamers. Mathewson was about two hours into a game of "Counter-Strike" at the collective's office in Littleton, Colorado, when he heard a commotion outside his door. A SWAT team was searching the place, and they were about to charge into his office. As seen in the video, he quickly picked up on what was happening. "Uh oh, this isn't good," Mathewson said, pausing the game. "They're clearing rooms. What in the world? I...
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Debating Politics On Facebook,When Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook, he designed it to be a nicer place than the real world. People you barely know are "friends"; people you have drinks with now and then, "close friends." You get... a notification if someone deems you a friend, but if they later think better of it and delete you, you'll never know about it. You can approve of anything anyone does with the click of a button, but to register disapproval, you need to resort to words. And so on.
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Google Chrome For Mac Will Just about every Mac you’d see in operation nowadays has a 64-bit CPU tucked inside. Apple started making the switch from 32-bit to 64-bit nearly a decade ago, after all. And yet, Chrome has... always stubbornly insisted on running at 32-bit on OS X. That’ll change soon.
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Burning Man Founders Admit The The stories of billionaires flying into Burning Man on private jets with hired sherpas, body guards turning people away from VIP art cars and private glamp camps going for $25K in dues seems to be... on everyone’s lips at the annual festival in the desert. While this is not the norm, it’s a reality and it has many asking if Burning Man has jumped the shark.
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An anonymous reader writes "A recent survey of scientific education and attitudes showed the Canadian population to have the highest level of scientific literacy in the world, as well as the fewest... reservations about the direction of scientific progress (full report). A key factor is a high level of scientific knowledge among the general population (despite comparatively low numbers of people employed in STEM fields). Another is a higher level of comfort with choosing rationality over religious belief — only 25% of Canadians surveyed agreed with the statement "We depend too much on science and not enough on faith", as opposed to 55% in the U.S. and 38% in the E.U. I also wonder if the vaunted Canadian healthcare system plays a role. When advances in medical science are something you...
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Remember when Tenacious D came back and dropped Rize of the Fenix back in 2012? Maybe you're like me and you forgot. Well we're both terrible because god damn is its first song good.
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Chrome Beta has a new accountThe Beta channel of Chrome for Windows, Mac and Linux has just been updated to include a refreshed style of account switcher and a brand new Guest Mode. Chrome Beta 38 refreshes the look entirely of... switching users, making it easier to share a computer using Chrome. You'll now get a quick drop-down menu from the system bar that lets you see who's signed in, quickly switch users or open an incognito window.
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Hillary Clinton: 'OurFormer U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for a "global compact" on surveillance and the use of collected data, saying the U.S. isn't the only country that does it and American technology... companies are unfairly targeted for the government's actions. "The U.S. government doesn't use information for commercial purposes," while other countries do, Clinton said. "We need to make it clear to other countries that our technology companies are not part of our government, and that we have more legal processes than any other country that I'm aware of" covering government requests for information, Clinton said during her appearance at the Nexenta OpenSDx Summit, a technology conference in San Francisco.
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Google Tests Delivery Drones in Australia

NBC News - 29 Aug 2014 01:10
Google Tests Delivery DronesGoogle has been working on a secret initiative, dubbed Project Wing, to develop "a delivery system that uses self-flying vehicles."
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Interview: Inside Google BrainLittle known outside China, the Chinese search engine Baidu scored a coup earlier this year when it hired Andrew Ng to be chief scientist and open a new artificial intelligence lab in Silicon Valley.... Ng, a Stanford computer science professor who headed the Google Brain AI project and then cofounded the online education startup Coursera, is the foundation for Baidu’s plan to transform itself into a global power.
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Listen to Episode 81 of Slate's The Gist:
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Just as news breaks about Google X's drone program targeted toward Amazon, the secret lab's chief could be headed to Washington.
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Microsoft Xbox One SeptemberMicrosoft plans to issue regular monthly updates for the Xbox One, but it looks like the console's September update has released a few days early. According to Xbox Live's Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb,... next month's update is rolling out now (in August):...
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Bobby Jindal's Desperate Move

Slate - 29 Aug 2014 01:02
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal sued the Department of Education and Arne Duncan in federal court Wednesday, claiming they have illegally coerced states into adopting Common Core education standards,... which violates the state sovereignty clause in the Constitution as well as federal education law.
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Video: See How the CanonWant to see that ultra-rare Canon 1200mm f/5.6 L USM lens we told you about a couple of weeks ago in action? Well, you’re in luck, because the folks over at MPB Photographic have delivered on their... promise to create some content with it by putting this monster through its paces in London. This outing […]
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Hacking The Bottom Line

TechCrunch - 29 Aug 2014 01:00
Hacking The Bottom Line Where is your data, and how quickly can you safely reach it? These questions are top of mind now that cloud and mobile apps like Dropbox, Google Apps, iCloud and mobile banking apps pervade our... everyday lives at home and at work. By 2020, there will be an estimated 6.5 connected devices per person. And as more devices—from baby monitors to cars and pacemakers—get Internet…
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You Might Enjoy an ExperienceMost people believe buying experiences instead of possessions will bring you more satisfaction in the long run. Well you should start planning now for an experience way down the road, because a recent... study suggests that the longer you have to wait for it, the more you'll enjoy it.
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Nav Camera (US$3.99) is an innovative app that uses navigation, augmented reality and display overlays to tell you where you are, your altitude, the direction you are facing and more. The information... appears on your image in real time and it's...
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A single clothing companyThe largest companies consume a shockingly huge amount of the world's natural resources. Ikea, for instance, uses 17.8 million cubic yards of wood a year. When it comes to cotton, there's VF Corp., a... relatively unknown corporation that owns some of the best-known clothing brands in the world.
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iWatch Could Be An iPhone Accessory?

OS X Daily - 29 Aug 2014 00:57
A report from Bloomberg seems to suggest the upcoming Apple wearable device will be more of an iPhone accessory than a standalone gadget. According to Bloomberg: “Apple will give the new wearable a... boost by pairing its debut with its flagship product, the iPhone. The company also may be trying to manage expectations for the ...
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Microsoft OneDrive AndroidMicrosoft unifies the OneDrive experience on Android devices, though business and pleasure are still kept separate. The iOS and Windows Phone version of the app also received updates, but unification... is still a few months away.
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The 'Worthless Currency"What if the Winklevosses just walked in right now?"
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The PC market's outlookThe picture is looking a little less bleak for the PC is market according to one research firm, but don't pop any champagne bottles just yet. The post The PC market’s outlook improves, but shipments... will still fall this year appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Apple sends out Sept. 9 pressApple has sent invitations out to the press for an event on Sept. 9. This event is expected to include a number of large product releases, such as the next generation of iPhones as well as the... long-awaited iWatch.
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It's not just Amazon: GoogleGoogle is two years into developing "Project Wing," which relies on a cross between a plane and a helicopter to deliver goods. It’s not just Amazon: Google is developing delivery drones too... originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.
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Apple won't launch 5.5-inchThe official unveiling of the iPhone 6 has finally been announced for September 9th, and while the iWatch has been rumored to make a surprise appearance at the event, “informed source” out of... China report that Apple’s 5.5-inch iPhone 6…
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iPhone 6 rumors: Expect NFC radio. Or not?

Tech Times - 29 Aug 2014 00:51
iPhone 6 rumors: Expect NFCEvidence is pointing to Apple's new iPhone 6 employing NFC technology for a mobile wallet service. That could be a huge boost for users who have been moving to the mobile pay option in recent years.
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(Reuters) - Longtime Google Inc executive Megan Smith is a top candidate for the role of United States' chief technology officer, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the... matter.
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Are You Driving Your Data? Or Is Your Data Driving You?

The Huffington Post - 29 Aug 2014 00:48
Are You Driving Your Data? OrIn business, politics and philanthropy, being data-driven has become a point of pride. Leaders parade decision-making as rational and strategic because they "have the numbers" to support it. The tech... revolution with its miraculous information-processing seems to support the idea of data as king. But any software engineer can tell you that information is completely dependent on context. Numbers are meaningless unless there's a logical narrative frame to make sense of them. So is information the "king of kings" or just another useful servant? Think about the financial crisis of 2008. The information about mortgages being granted to people who, in all likelihood, could not pay them off was freely available well before the disaster. And the markets knew that financial institutions sold...
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Amazon is selling a phone and reportedly even getting into the online ad business, so of course Google is ready to compete with its still-in-testing Prime Air drone delivery service. The Atlantic has... a report on what is being called "Project Wing," a...
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Shockingly, Chris ChristieEarlier this year, we published a series of investigative reports by David Sirota, revealing violations of New Jersey’s rules around pension investments. One of the firms with which the Chris... Christie administration agreed an investment deal, Chatham Asset management, subsequently threatened to sue Pando unless we retract our reporting. We continue to stand by our story, and Chatham continues to have not got around to actually suing […]
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Teaser video suggests Dyson'sDyson has published a short 25-second video teaser on YouTube that shows the company's next product - or at least what that product is able to observe around it. Called the "Dyson project N223," the... device should be unveiled on September 9th and it's likely a robot vacuum cleaner whose only purpose will be to regularly clean your home rather than spying you at all times, as the video suggests. The video seems to indicate that the upcoming N223 device has panoramic cameras and has a relatively low profile. In fact, one such robot might actually be spotted on the floor of that particular Dyson lab, although it’s cleverly redacted. Dyson's interest in robotics is no secret, which could be one
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Littleton gamer's livestreamA gamer in Littleton, Colo. is interrupted during a livestream session when SWAT forces raid his office following a prank 911 call. The whole incident is captured on the gamer's webcam. The post... Littleton gamer’s livestream interrupted by SWAT responding to shooter threat appeared first on Digital Trends.
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JPMorgan hackers altered,Investigation into attack on JPMorgan Chase may have expanded to seven of the world's top banks, amid a report that hackers altered records.
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Apple Blogger John GruberFollowing a report from Wired suggesting NFC-based mobile payments will be a "hallmark" feature of the iPhone 6 and a confirmation from Re/code, Apple blogger John Gruber has now thrown in his two... cents, with a cryptic post hinting Apple is indeed planning on including NFC in the iPhone 6 as part of a new mobile payment solution. Gruber's post references an earlier "joke" that pointed towards a wearable device debut in September, which turned out to be accurate in light of recent rumors also suggesting a September introduction for the device. I've been working on a new joke -- about NFC and a new secure enclave where you can store your credit cards, so you can pay for things at brick and mortar retail stores just by taking out your iPhone, but only if it's one of the new iPhones -- but no...
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How To Free Up iPhone StorageIf you send and receive a lot of photos in Messages, you might find it taking up a lot of space on your device. Kelly explains how to save the images you want to keep and how to delete the ones you... don't.
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What caused Time Warner CableTime Warner Cable is investigating why its entire Internet network crashed this week. The result has led to much speculation over how 12 million customers lost service.
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Ukraine: 'Russia is invading'

Slash Gear - 29 Aug 2014 00:38
Ukraine: 'Russia is invading'The moment much of the world was hoping to avoid may be upon us. Russia has reportedly begun moving military forces into Ukraine, with NATO releasing satellite imagery showing Russian "Self-Propelled... Artillery" convoys encroaching on Ukrainian soil. Ukraine is calling it an invasion. This comes not long after Russian-supported resistance forces inside of Ukraine are believed to have shot down …
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Apple's big September: iPhone up first

USA Today - 29 Aug 2014 00:37
Apple's big September: iPhoneThe skinny on Apple's new iPhone for September          
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Google has been working on self-driving cars for some years now, but the company has just revealed that it is working on yet another ambitious and autonomous vehicle project. According to the BBC and... The Atlantic, the secretive Google X team has been working for two years on Project Wing, a drone-based delivery system that sounds a lot like the Amazon drones that CEO Jeff Bezos announced last year. However, while Google says these vehicles can be used for delivering goods, the project's main focus doesn't appear to be appeasing shoppers who need things right away. Instead, it sounds like Google envisions using these drones in disaster relief scenarios -- they could theoretically deliver supplies to areas in need. "Even just a few of...
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Suit Up! Revolution inWith tourists venturing into space, next-generation space suits are key to the success of commercial spaceflight.
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Brian Stevens Resigns As Red Hat CTO

Slashdot - 29 Aug 2014 00:33
darthcamaro (735685) writes Since November of 2001, Brian Stevens has been the CTO of Red Hat but as of August 28 that's no longer the case. Under Stevens' tenure, Red Hat transformed its business,... adding Red Hat Enterprise Linux, acquiring JBoss, Qumranet, Gluster and Ceph as well as joining (and now leading) the OpenStack Foundation. So why did he leave? No official word, but apparently it is to pursue a new opportunity that Stevens just could not pass up.
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Germanium is addictive humility

TUAW - 29 Aug 2014 00:30
Germanium, developed by Edamame, and compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch (iOS 7.0 or later), is entertainment stripped down to the core. In the app store, the description promises a 100... second challenge that, "will utterly destroy every bit...
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Crave Ep. 172: Google GlassWhy speak to people to find out how they're doing when you can just use ​facial-recognition software? And if that doesn't work out, try watching goldfish play Street Fighter.
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Take a Walk Through Burning Man After Dark

Mashable - 29 Aug 2014 00:25
Take a Walk Through BurningBLACK ROCK CITY, NEVADA — Night is approaching. You can see it in the purpling sky and blood-red mountains, sense it in the now cooling air, smell it in the combined cooking smell of a dozen camp... dinners, a smell dominated, as usual, by bacon. (Which, trust me on this, tastes a thousand times better out here in the desert than it does back home) But most of all you can hear the night approaching — hear it in the bullhorn sirens, the human whoops and chatter, the background thump of distant sound camps; all of these sounds rising steadily, along with the increasing likelihood of a crowded art car passing your camp with its own insistent melody. It's a drumbeat drawing you and your friends out towards the Esplanade like a techno version of the pied piper.
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Well, that happened a bit sooner than we expected. The Xbox One update detailed earlier this month is rolling out to everyone over the next few days, according to Xbox Live's Larry "Major Nelson"... Hyrb. The patch brings a revamped party app and...
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NFL Mobile and SportscenterThe NFL and ESPN today released updated versions of their NFL Mobile and Sportscenter apps respectively giving select subscribers more options to catch live sports and events away from home. The post... NFL Mobile and Sportscenter apps raise the ante for more coverage away from home appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Nintendo's Mario Kart DLC Is Nintendo has seen better times. Back in June, the company announced a quarterly loss despite tripling sales of its flagship console, the Wii U. The numbers were bad, but look even worse when looking... back with context: if Nintendo sold the Wii U at the same rate as the previous quarter for a year, it would only sell about 2 million units.
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Disney Seeks Drone Patents For Theme Park Entertainment

The Huffington Post - 29 Aug 2014 00:21
Disney Seeks Drone Patents ForDisney theme parks are known for going above and beyond when it comes to the attractions, characters and thrill rides that make for magical memories, and a new toy could soon be added to the Disney... experience: drones. The entertainment giant recently applied for three drone patents, all for use in aerial light shows. Visitors could see giant illuminated characters above them in the air, or even see floating pixels, or "flixels," replacing firework shows. Washington Post tech policy reporter Andrea Peterson stopped by HuffPost Live on Thursday to chat about the possibility of Disney employing this technology. "One of the things really important to think about is that these are three patent applications that were filed last week. Companies patent things that they don't intend to roll out all...
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There was a time -- 1998, to be precise -- when the Smashing Pumpkins and Diddy (then Puff Daddy) were two of the biggest acts in the industry. Despite their musical differences, they even came... together for a collaboration, with Diddy remixing two of the band's songs from their Adore album. But, for reasons unknown then, the remixes were never released. A few years ago, one of the remixes finally popped up, a funkier version version of the Pumpkins' song "Perfect." Now, after 16 years, Rolling Stone has premiered the other, a remix of the track "Ava Adore." While the original is darkly romantic, with electronic instruments that throb along under Billy Corgan's lyrics, the Diddy version is more hopeful, with soaring strings and acoustic...
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How to Alienate PhotographyPhoto by Mila Ritz Back in June, I decided to try my hand at modeling. Now, this is not completely new — I've been modeling for myself (with my mom pressing the shutter button, as I don't have a... remote and have never mastered the self-timer) for about six years now, on and off since […]
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Space Shuttles, carriers andFrom the Space Shuttle Enterprise to the Concorde jet to the aircraft carrier itself, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum offers some fantastic looks at iconic vehicles from WWII, the Cold War, and... all the way to the present. Here's a full tour.
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Project Wing: Google's SecretThe Atlantic reports that Google's skunkworks Google X team has spent the last two years working on a secret program. More than a loosely sketched concept like the teaser Amazon pushed out earlier... this year, Google appears to be serious about delivery in the air--getting products from the warehouse to their destination in about two minutes.
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PS4 and Xbox One are fightingOver the last several years, there has been a paradigm shift in the gaming industry. Consoles, unchallenged for years as the PC market faded, slowly started to lose ground as smartphones and tablets... became competent gaming platforms. Suddenly, everyone was playing games on their mobiles devices, from casual fans to hardcore gamers. Things got even more contentious when Steam hit the scene, bringing triple-A and indie developers alike back to the PC in droves. As the last generation stretched on and on for nearly a decade, it looked like the era of home consoles might finally be coming to a close, but Sony and Microsoft aren’t going down without a fight. Based on the latest data from The Independent Games
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Eyes on Apple for 'next bigApple gadget lovers hungered for the "next big thing" on Thursday after the iconic company fired off invites to a mystery unveiling on Sept. 9.
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Casio is set to launch a new action cam in September, featuring a wireless camera unit that is detatchable from the main body. The Casio Exilim EX-FR10, which will initially be only available in the... Japanese market, uses a Bluetooth connection with a range of up to 10m between the body and the camera so images can be recorded remotely and monitored on the 2-inch 230,400-dot touch screen. 
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Anytime you have people over for a barbecue, the risk of running out of propane is a threat. Most tanks don't offer an indication of just how much is left, and even if they do, it's hard to translate... that into an amount of time to cook. The Smart Gaswatch is designed to monitor the amount of propane in the tank, with an estimate of how much time the user can actually keep grilling. ..
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Why the iWatch will likely beApple sent out press invites for its September 9th event earlier today, the date when the iPhone 6 and iWatch will reportedly be unveiled. Corroborating an earlier story by Recode, Bloomberg’s own... sources are confirming that new iPhones and an Apple…
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Singld Out, A DNA-Based Dating There are dozens, if not hundreds, of services out there to help you find someone you might like to have sex with. But there are very few that are run solely by two female founders, and even fewer... that use “biological compatibility” as a criteria for matching two users. Meet Singld Out, a platform built for busy folks who are looking to love and need more than just a photo to…
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Hershey's New Logo Looks a LotHershey's new logo has hit the fans. Introduced internally in the spring, Hershey's on Thursday introduced its latest iteration, which strips the Hershey's Kiss of its silver foil. The result, as many... were quick to note, bore a striking similarity to a pile of feces: On second thought, the new Hershey Kiss logo *does* kinda look like a steaming pile of.pic.twitter.com/wI78Bz10rP — The Logo Factory (@TheLogoFactory) August 28, 2014 See also: 7 Killer Tips for Logo Design Hershey’s hires a design firm to design a brand new steaming pile of poo. ://t.co/lkTC35txKd pic.twitter.com/uqgOMsrfnb — Jared Spool (@jmspool) August 28, 2014
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Prepare For The Smartwatch Assault

TechCrunch - 29 Aug 2014 00:05
Prepare For The Smartwatch Consumer electronic companies are giddy. They can’t help themselves. They have a new thing. A new gadget. A new widget to sell to you. After years of notebooks, tablets and boring slabs of metal... and glass, Samsung, LG, Motorola and all the rest finally have a chance to build something different: The smartwatch. This is going to be a mess.
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Last Chance for TuneUp Deal at $19.95

The Mac Observer - 29 Aug 2014 00:05
Last Chance for TuneUp Deal atOur deal for TuneUp was a big hit with our readers, but it's coming to a close. TuneUp is a utility that cleans up your iTunes library. It will fix your track names (nuking things like "Track 01" in... the process), fills in missing cover art, finds and removes duplicate files, and can deliver background information on your artists. Through our deal, it's $19.95, but there's only one more day left.
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Here's what to expect atIt's official. Apple has confirmed a media event for 9 September, when a number of different things are expected to be unveiled. In fact, Eddy Cue, a senior executive at Apple, has touted Apple's... autumn pipeline will be the best in decades. Recent rumours...
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Here's what to expect atIt's official. Apple has confirmed a media event for 9 September, when a number of different things are expected to be unveiled. In fact, Eddy Cue, a senior executive at Apple, has touted Apple's... autumn pipeline will be the best in decades. Recent rumours...
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A Map of Every Device in theWhere is the internet? This map might explain it better than any statistics could ever hope to: The red hot spots show where the most devices that can access the internet are located.
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'Chariot' Is a Cheery,For once, the princess is doing the heavy lifting Chariot is a cooperative platforming game that follows a princess and her fiancé, as they embark on a journey to find a resting place for her father,... the King. Unfortunately, the King's ghost is very picky about where his body will be entombed, so the princess and her suitor must travel to dangerous lands — all while hauling a coffin on wheels. See also: A Game So Limitless, Even the Creators Can't Quite Describe It Frima Games, the team behind Chariot, showed off its progress on the lighthearted title in a developer diary, above, released Thursday.
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AT&T Galaxy S5 receiving 142MBIf you have a Galaxy S5 on AT&T, today's the day you start checking your phone for an update. The carrier has started pushing out a 142.8MB update to phones today that fixes a whole bunch of things,... including security patches, app install enhancements and UX fixes for the email app.
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Inside Google's Secret Drone-Delivery Program

The Atlantic - 29 Aug 2014 00:00
Inside Google's SecretAfter two years of development, the Silicon Valley company reveals to The Atlantic that it has substantial research effort into building flying robots than can deliver products across a city in a... minute or two.
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Traveling in the mobile age can be an exercise in trying to pack all of your tech gear so that it's easily accessible during the journey. For short trips, you might be able to get away with as little... as a charging cable and an external battery pack...
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Deflate Pool Toys Faster with a Drinking Straw

Life Hacker - 29 Aug 2014 00:00
Deflate Pool Toys Faster withInflatable pool toys are a pain to fill up, but they're an even bigger annoyance when you need to let the air out. Instead of pinching the air valve until your fingers fall off, you can stick a straw... in there and deflate them with ease.
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Apple patent applicationFor years, companies such as Samsung, Nokia, LG and others have sold smartphones with wireless chargers, meaning the devices can power up by simply being laid down on charging pads using components... that are built into the devices.
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The Game Releases 'Don't"God ain't put us on the Earth to get murdered — don't point your weapons at me." Those haunting lyrics from rapper The Game's new "Don't Shoot" song, featuring an all-star lineup, are a reminder of... the shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, which spawned protests in the 18-year-old's community See also: The Children of Ferguson, on the Front Lines The song is available on iTunes, with proceeds going to the Mike Brown memorial fund.
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Microsoft says its addressingMicrosoft says that it will do more to combat iffy apps in its app store. You can learn more here. The post Microsoft says its addressing ‘misleading’ apps in Windows Store appeared first on... Digital Trends.
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LCD Soundsystem's James MurphyJames Murphy, in partnership with IBM, is creating music through data such as aces, faults and even weather, generated from U.S. Open matches. Algorithms take tennis data, generate a sound based on... that, and attempt to convey a sense of the momentum of the match.
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10 ways the InternetApple's September 9 invitation is out, and as the yearly tradition follows, some people took to analyzing the invitation. In some cases, folks of the Internet took it too far.
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Wink's control center outed,Connected home peripherals are cool, but they typically need a smartphone to control them. For those who like to leave their phone off or on a desk while at home, connected homes might not make a lot... of sense. Wink, the growing connected home platform, has an incoming hub that lets you control your entire home from one panel -- …
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JustFab Valued at $1 BillionJustFab, the online retailer known best for its subscription shoe-buying program, has raised an $85 million investment as it eyes a possible IPO. The company is said to be valued at $1 billion... following the investment, which was led by the Passport Special Opportunity Fund, according to a person familiar with the deal. JustFab is […]
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NFL Institutes DomesticAfter its discipline protocol was widely derided in recent weeks, the NFL appears to have listened. On Thursday, the league announced a new protocol for punishing instances of domestic violence.... First-time domestic violence offenders now face a mandatory six-game suspension, while second offenses will bring a lifetime ban Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a letter to NFL owners laying out a new set of rules in the wake of Ravens star Ray Rice's two-game suspension for hitting his fiancé and the subsequent public backlash against it The new policy is effective immediately and applies to all NFL employees — not just players
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Hillary Clinton: Frayed bonds of trust led to 18-year-old's shooting death, violent protests
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Humans are going to pave over 15 million miles of new roads in the next 35 years. This map shows where those roads should and should not go.
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Deliberately Inconvenient Everyday Objects

Twisted Sifter - 28 Aug 2014 23:53
Deliberately Inconvenient  The Uncomfortable is a collection of deliberately inconvenient everyday objects, designed by Athens based architect Katerina Kamprani. On her website she explains: I decided to create and design... for all the wrong reasons. Vindictive and nasty? Or a helpful study of everyday objects? The goal is to redesign useful objects making them uncomfortable but…
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Tourists Visiting FloridaUF Health Cancer Center's treatment for lymphedema has been described as "life-changing". Patients are flying down to the Orlando Hospital from all over the country for the procedure.
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This theremin on steroidsA music tech guru out of Austin, TX., has invented an extremely versatile device that's a cross somewhere between a theremin, synthesizer, and MIDI controller. The M!ltone" lets the user create music,... as well as controlling video, lights and sound effects. The post This theremin on steroids controls music, video, and lights through simple gestures appeared first on Digital Trends.
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merbs (2708203) writes Across drought-stricken California, farmers are desperate for water. So many of them are calling dowsers. These 'water witches', draped in dubious pseudoscience or... self-assembled mythologies—or both—typically use divining rods and some sort of practiced intuition to "find" water. The professional variety do so for a fee. And business is booming. They're just part of a storied tradition of pseudoscientific hucksters exploiting our thirst for water, with everything from cloudbusters to rainmachines to New Age rituals.
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Maybe getting past Keurig's DRM-protected brewing system won't be so challenging after all. Keurig Green Mountain incensed many third-party coffee pod makers with its decision to lock down the Keurig... 2.0 system with the coffee equivalent of DRM earlier this year. The move was widely viewed as a desperate attempt by Green Mountain, which purchased Keurig in 2006, to protect its profits and stop other companies from putting out imitation K-Cups at much cheaper prices. That was the troubling trend that began when several of Keurig's key patents expired in 2012, opening up the coffee pod market to all comers. To avoid that whole "competition" thing, Keurig designed a sophisticated anti-counterfeiting system for its latest brewer that scans...
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Paging Dr. Watson, IBM'sIBM continues to make the case for the nascent field of cognitive computing, showing off some Watson prototypes Thursday that could help speed scientific discovery in the medical field, by scanning... large volumes of literature and data far more quickly then humans can, and suggesting possible leads. The New York event was to promote an update to a cloud service, called Watson Discovery Advisor, that can help researchers find fresh connections within mass realms of data. IBM Research developed Watson to compete with human contestants on the "Jeopardy" game show in 2011, using natural language processing and analytics, as well as many sources of structured and unstructured data, to formulate responses to the show's questions.
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One Woman's Amazing ResponseBrianna Wu regularly receives threatening emails, and she's over it. Wu, the Head of Development at Giant Spacekat and host of the Isometric podcast on 5by5, recently wrote an incredible response to... one sexist message that has us saying amen. I got a harassing email today, and decided to respond with this letter. Feel free to RT. pic.twitter.com/ut96HqxkCJ -- Brianna Wu (@Spacekatgal) August 27, 2014 Wu previously wrote about the daily harassment of women in the gaming industry in a July 22 piece for Polygon, revealing that she has been called terrible names, received rape threats, and was once threatened by someone who knew her home address. "I haven't been out to my car at night by myself since January 2nd," she wrote. Wu shared stories of other women who have been harassed similarly,...
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The loneliest whale in the world

The Loop - 28 Aug 2014 23:48
Slate: The whale that Joe George and Velma Ronquille heard was an anomaly: His sound patterns were recognizable as those of a blue whale, but his frequency was unheard-of. It was absolutely... unprecedented. So they paid attention. They kept tracking him for years, every migration season, as he made his way south from Alaska to Mexico. His path wasn't unusual, only his song--and the fact that they never detected any other whales around him. He always seemed to be alone. So this whale was calling out high, and he was calling out to no one--or at least, no one seemed to be answering. What a sad and remarkable story.∞ Read this on The Loop
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Google Play Music kicks offLooking for some tunes to accompany your Labor Day party? Google has you covered and Google Play Music is now offering everyone a chance to download Katy Perry's Prism album featuring 13 tracks for... free. The pop album was released in October 2013 and so far has amassed quite a number of positive reviews.
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Stephen Hawking Reminds UsFor Stephen Hawking, the Ice Bucket Challenge has a grander importance The renowned author and physicist was diagnosed with ALS at the age of 21, and is nearly paralyzed as a result of living with the... disease. Though he wanted to participate in the challenge, he explained in the video that it would not be in his best interest to douse himself with cold water after developing pneumonia this last year. Instead, his children graciously decided to take the plunge for him In the video, Hawking urged viewers to shift their focus to the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association and donate to the cause.
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75% of all IKEA's product images are CGI

The Loop - 28 Aug 2014 23:43
The Computer Graphics Society: In the summer of 2004, IKEA decided to change the way they produced their product images. They made the first tentative moves toward CG rendered, rather than... photographic, images. Wow. I figured the catalog images were "photoshopped" but I had no idea so many of them were straight up CGI.∞ Read this on The Loop
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The AirEnergy 3D printed windOmni3d's AirEnergy 3D printed wind turbine is portable and easy to assemble, but it packs a punch with 300 watts of energy. The turbine can power multiple gadgets and even supplement a house's... traditional power supply. The post The AirEnergy 3D printed wind turbine is so small you can take it anywhere appeared first on Digital Trends.
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There may soon be a new use for discarded tires ... besides turning them into mattresses for cows, that is. Researchers from the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have devised a... method of harvesting the carbon black from them, and using it to make anodes for better-performing lithium-ion batteries. ..
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Instagram briefly unreachableInstagram, Facebook's popular photo sharing service, had a hiccup Thursday.
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io9 The U.S.

Life Hacker - 28 Aug 2014 23:37
io9 The U.S. Southwest Could Soon Experience Decades-Long "Megadroughts" | Jalopnik The Ten Biggest Cases Of Automotive Blue Balls | Jezebel The 10 Grossest Sex Acts as Described By Urban Dictionary |... Kotaku The 12 Best Games For The PlayStation 4 | Kinja Popular Posts
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io9 The U.S.

Gizmodo - 28 Aug 2014 23:37
io9 The U.S. Southwest Could Soon Experience Decades-Long "Megadroughts" | Jalopnik The Ten Biggest Cases Of Automotive Blue Balls | Jezebel The 10 Grossest Sex Acts as Described By Urban Dictionary |... Kotaku The 12 Best Games For The PlayStation 4 | Kinja Popular Posts
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Observing Neptune: A Guide toNever seen Neptune? Now is a good time to try, as the outermost ice giant world reaches opposition this weekend at 14:00 Universal Time (UT) or 10:00 AM EDT on Friday, August 29th. This means that the... distant world lies "opposite" to the Sun as seen from our Earthly perspective and rises to the east […]
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5 reasons a small WindowsThere are a number of smaller Windows tablets hitting the shelves now from Microsoft OEM partners and more on the horizon. At face value it seems like a late attempt by the Windows ecosystem to get in... on the mobile device game. The reality, though, is that Microsoft can still capture a respectable--possibly dominant--stake of the tablet market. I can hear the uproar already, but let's look at why that might not be so crazy. Here are five reasons a small Windows tablet makes sense, and why you might find yourself owning one very soon. 1. Functionality Apple's iPads and the myriad Android tablet options out there are plenty capable, but they're not Windows. The Windows operating system still owns more than 90 percent of the desktop OS market, which means that the vast majority of iPad and...
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Microsoft vows to clean up itsA recent report has revealed that the Windows app store filled with crappy apps and deceitful wannabe software that can trick the user into paying for an application that looks like the real thing. It... also said Microsoft may be well aware of the situation, as the company both encouraged app developers to deliver Windows Store apps in bulk, and manually approved them. It appears Microsoft is well aware of its Windows Store problem indeed, and the company said on its Windows blog that it will finally restore order to its Windows Store. FROM EARLIER: How Microsoft filled its Windows Store with app scams waiting to steal your money The company revealed that it has already removed 1,500 apps from the Windows Store from developers that failed to
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The 'Kill Switch': A Win ForFor an ever-growing number of us, our lives are in our smartphones. Whether we realize it or not, our phones contain large amounts of private information -- everything from frequent flyer numbers to... bank account passwords -- that could be damaging if it fell into the wrong hands. California took an important step in protecting that private information, and cementing its reputation as a leader in technology consumer protection this week when Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 962. The bill by Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) will require smartphones sold in California after July 1, 2015 to be equipped with technology that renders essential features of the devices inoperable if stolen. California is not only a leader in developing technology, it is also the largest market for wireless...
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My Phablet Skepticism Thesis

TechPinions - 28 Aug 2014 23:35
My Phablet Skepticism ThesisI have been publicly doubting the existence of the 5.5 inch iPhone for some time. I promised many on Twitter I would share my overall thesis on the category so here it is. Starting from the data... points, we know several ...
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NASA has announced that it will launch a rocket designed to carry humans to Mars in 2018, allowing amateur astronomers and science fiction buffs across the world to bask in the idea that humans could... walk across the red planet sooner rather than later.
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When Instagram is down, it'sPhoto-sharing app Instagram had an outage Thursday that lasted more than an hour, and people turned to Twitter in droves to lament and joke about the situation.
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Will GE's $15 Wink connectedSick of grabbing your phone in order to turn off your connected lights? Well, GE may have a very fancy wall switch/touchscreen combo to integrate your smart home and lighting needs. Will GE’s $15... Wink connected lights get a $250 souped-up wall switch? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.
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Google Stops Showing Google today announced that it has stopped showing the names of authors in its search results. The company first started showing authorship on its search results pages a few years ago. At first,... this was a pretty complicated process (I remember a Google engineer walking me through it back then), but over time, it got pretty easy and you basically just had to link your Google+ profile to your…
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Instagram Suffers Brief Outage

ABC News - 28 Aug 2014 23:33
Instagram Suffers Brief OutageInstagram is back after a brief outage.
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Obama on Islamic State inPresident Barack Obama on Thursday acknowledged the difficulty facing the United States as it grapples with the growing threat of Islamic State militants in the Middle East, saying that "we don't have... a strategy yet" concerning military action against the fighters in Syria. Obama was in the middle of a wide-ranging press conference that also covered the economy and the escalating crisis in Ukraine. See also: How Obama Helped Extremism Grow in Iraq But when asked about the radical militants in Syria — where he's recently green-lit surveillance flights over the country, opening up the path for future airstrikes — Obama responded: "I don’t want to put the cart before the horse, we don’t have a strategy yet."
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Two Apple keyboards, 24 years apart

TUAW - 28 Aug 2014 23:30
Here we have an Apple Lisa keyboard alongside one of the company's current offerings. There's something about those old, massive keyboards that still feels great. The massive key travel distance, the... satisfying snap of a keystroke, and the fact that...
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Build Trust with Others UsingTeams work best together when the individuals trust each other, but building trust can be difficult. The Johari Window model is a tool you and another party can use to share information about... yourselves in order to build stronger, more trusting relationships.
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BREAKING: JustFab raises $85MJustFab has closed an $85 million round of funding, the co-founder and co-CEO Adam Goldenberg confirmed to Pando today. The round was led by new investor Passport Capital, out of the firm's Special... Opportunity Fund, and included participation from existing investors Shining Capital, Rho Ventures, Matrix Partners, and Technology Crossover Ventures. The latest funding brings the company's total capitalization to $250 million and, while Goldenberg declined to […]
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Archos 80 Cesium Windows 8.1Archos is preparing to feature devices running the mobile Windows OS at IFA 2014. Archos' 40 Cesium and 80 Cesium continue Microsoft's strategy of making Windows Phone devices budget-friendly.
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Company responds to growing complaints about misleading and deceptive apps.
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Company responds to growing complaints about misleading and deceptive apps.
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[From EntertainmentTell] Bleacher Report in audio form, the "Always Sunny" gang at the Replacements' house and new hope for "Deadwood"?
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Best Skywatching Events ofSee what's up in the night sky for September 2014, including stargazing events and the moon's phases, in this Space.com gallery courtesy of Starry Night Software.
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President Obama Rocked a TanPresident Obama, likely knowing full well that stricter fashion rules go into place following Labor Day, wore a tan suit to a press conference on Thursday. The typically navy-blue clad POTUS' fashion... choice shocked Twitter, and naturally, they reacted en masse. The #tansuit hashtag quickly began trending in Washington, D.C. See also: 53 GIFs to Celebrate Barack Obama's 53rd Birthday Has a standing U.S. President worn a tan suit before? Yes. Has President Obama? Probably, sure. Is it still funny? You bet. Message from senior White House official: 'He loves that suit.' — Susan Page (@SusanPage) August 28, 2014
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We gave a Microsoft a gentle ribbing for their corny parody of "Sexy and I Know It," but little did we know that the company made -- or at least commissioned -- two masterpieces of short film. In... 2008, working with the production team at Digital Kitchen, Microsoft created two psychedelic recruitment videos. In one, a mysterious man in a lab ecoat invites you to work on a project called Mind House, before dissolving into polygons. In another, a pair of gentlemen are washed into a surreal computer world. Both are like Barbarella meets William Gibson meets a 1992 VHS you found somewhere. Brad Abrahams, who directed and created the videos for Digital Kitchen and posted the videos, wrote that the latter "was so weird [Microsoft] didn't know...
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Watch Venus Williams Play aShots of bridges and ferries are cool and all — but we think the real use case for Instagram's new Hyperlapse app might just be sports. At the US Open Wednesday night, I Hyperlapsed a game between... Venus Williams and Timea Bacsinszky. With a few taps, a six minute game of tennis became 30 seconds of furious back and forth action. It's like the ultimate game of Pong, but in real life. See also: 20 Creative Hyperlapses From Instagram's New App Using Hyperlapse at the US Open got me thinking about the potential this technology holds for sports video. There's something very cool about seeing all of the small movements that take place during the course of an athletic event sped up with smooth motion.
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Starbucks Pumpkin SpiceStarbucks is rolling out pumpkin spice lattes, starting with an early access option that starts today. This means it's the time of year for everyone's favorite overpriced seasonal beverage. This... doesn't mean we'll be adding extra pumpkin to our diet, because Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes™, despite the name, contain no pumpkin.
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Strange as it may seem, wars aren't just fought with bullets and bombs anymore. Tweets and shares can at times be equally potent, and that's probably why Ukraine mounted a social offensive yesterday... after Russian troops began engaging with domestic...
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When You Flip Through an IKEAThis photo isn’t actually a photo. From the furniture to the beautiful light falling on the countertops and wood floors, what you’re looking at is a CGI rendering that has replaced 75% of the... ‘photos’ in the IKEA catalogs the college kids, divorced men and NYC residents in your life have lying around. This fact, […]
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NFL Sunday Ticket brings morePeople who are both NFL fans and Windows Phone users should be happy that DirectTV has launched versions of its live-streaming NFL Sunday Ticket app for Windows 8 and Windows Phone. NFL Sunday Ticket... brings more live NFL games to Windows Phone originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.
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More Claims of September 9Yesterday, Re/code broke the news that Apple planned to introduce its upcoming wearable device alongside the iPhone 6, and now Bloomberg is seconding that rumor, pointing towards a simultaneous debut... of two different iPhones and a wearable device at Apple's September 9 event. According to Re/code, Apple had originally planned to introduce its wearable device at an October event separate from its September iPhone event, but later ended up changing its plans. Bloomberg speculates that Apple's plan to debut the wearable device alongside the iPhone may be the company's way of limiting expectations for the device, positioning it more as an iPhone accessory rather than a standalone device. Apple will give the new wearable a boost by pairing its debut with its flagship product, the iPhone. The...
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Bloomberg corroborates AppleAs we reported earlier today, Apple has sent out invitations to the press for a September 9th media event. During that event the company will likely unveil the next-gen iPhone, but some reports also... indicated that it may debut a wearable device at the same time. A new report from Bloomberg lends further credence to this […]
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Cutting and pasting files within the OS X Finder is an easy way to move files and folders around on the Mac, particularly for Windows converts, but by default the cut and paste function changes... permissions and ownership during the file move process. For the most part that is desirable, but if you are logged ...
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20 Corals Added to Endangered Species List

Live Science - 28 Aug 2014 23:11
20 Corals Added to EndangeredA tenfold increase in protected coral species was announced Wednesday, with 20 new corals added to the threatened species list.
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Motorola's 'Yo' Moto 360Motorola ran a contest yesterday on the questionably-useful "Yo" messaging app, with intentions to give away a Moto 360 to 20 winners. The contest has closed today and it seems that Motorola has... picked winners... a lot of winners, many of whom actually haven't won anything. According to screenshots heading out on Twitter and Google+, folks are receiving messages from Motorola on Yo indicating that they have won the contest, and when they accept to redeem they're then told there are no more Moto 360s available to give away.
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New project aims to deliver aIn Tokyo's Odaiba district, a giant statue looms large. It's Gundam, protector of all that need protecting. The wildly popular franchise has spawned endless avenues for fandom, but one thing remains... missing; we still don't have a working Gundam. That may change, though, as fans look to build an actual working Gundam. If you're not familiar with Gundam, or just …
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Apple tweaks HealthKit policyApple may view its mobile health push as a “moral obligation,” but for it to really become the tech leader in this area it’s going to need to ensure that it has user trust on its side. That may... help…
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The Associated Press, in a story carried by The Financial Express, reports that Federal Judge Lucy Koh has has rejected Apple's attempt to block the sale of several older Samsung smartphones that... copied features in the iPhone. Wednesday's rebuff comes nearly four months after a jury awarded Apple Inc. $119 million in damages for Samsung's infringements on technology used in the trend-setting iPhone. The amount was well below the $2.2 billion in damages that Apple had been seeking in the latest round of legal wrangling between the world's two leading smartphone makers since the tussle began four years ago. The Register also carries the story, and notes Perhaps because the ongoing battle was turning the two companies into law firms rather than tech titans, the two agreed to abandon all...
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NATO is releasing satellite imagery today that it says depicts Russian troops engaging in military operations within Ukraine. Russia has slowly been encroaching on Ukraine since earlier this year, and... its actions are increasingly beginning to look like an invasion -- even if no one is willing to say it. "Over the past two weeks we have noted a significant escalation in both the level and sophistication of Russia's military interference in Ukraine," brigadier general Nico Tak, of NATO's crisis center, says in a statement. "The satellite images released today provide additional evidence that Russian combat soldiers, equipped with sophisticated heavy weaponry, are operating inside Ukraine's sovereign territory."
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IDC: Apple drives theThis week the IDC has suggested with their outlook on the smartphone market over the next few years that "Mature" smartphone markets will slow. They've suggested that "Emerging" markets (Asia/Pacific... (excluding Japan), Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa), meanwhile, are growing at a rate of 32.4% year-over-year. Who is poised to command which market, you might …
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IBM's Watson Turns FromIBM's supercomputer is starting a new career helping researchers make scientific discoveries.
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Digitizing Democracy: Shifting Power to the People

The Huffington Post - 28 Aug 2014 23:07
Digitizing Democracy: ShiftingIt's common knowledge that getting people to the polls during political primaries in America has become something of a fool's errand, so headlines like "Major spending on elections met with total... apathy by voters" and "Americans hate Congress. They will totally teach it a lesson by not voting" aren't surprising. The numbers supporting such assertions -- in this case, research conducted by the Center for the Study of the American Electorate -- paint a bleak picture of the current political climate in the United States. As of last month, turnout in 15 of the 25 states that held statewide primaries dipped to historic lows and turnout in both the Democratic and Republican primaries combined was 54 percent lower than age-eligible citizens voting in 1966. More of the same was predicted for...
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Amidst the hype about Apple’s announcements this fall are the reports about its plans to launch a mobile wallet. The prevailing sentiment in the media is what Apple has planned is game-changing and... will finally move mobile wallets towards mass adoption. A significant factor in this view is that Apple is actively getting the entrenched […]
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Irish Panel to Pick Privacy Regulator With Global Reach

The New York Times - 28 Aug 2014 23:06
The commissioner will be responsible for protecting the rights of those who use technology services outside the United States, including many users of Facebook, LinkedIn and Apple.
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Samsung Gear Circle: ThisSamsung has announced a wearable necklace which offers users even more connectivity to their smartphone. While the device certainly does look funky, it is likely that some users will find it useful... for listening to music and staying connected, a great addition to the Samsung wearable lineup.
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The dark side of almond use

The Loop - 28 Aug 2014 23:05
Three things: 82% of the world's almonds come from California. California is in the midst of one of the worst droughts in its history. This year's almond crop is one of the largest ever. That water's... got to come from somewhere.∞ Read this on The Loop
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Making Radio Galaxies in a Computer

Galaxy Zoo - 28 Aug 2014 23:05
Making Radio Galaxies in aAt a conceptual level the formation of radio galaxies is pretty simple. According to a basic picture first introduced in the 1970s, a supermassive black hole in the center of a galaxy generates a... symmetric pair of oppositely directed, high speed jets or beams of hot, ionized gas as a by-product of energy released or […]
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In document for lawsuit, IRS counsel says phone was "scrapped" in June 2012.
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[From EntertainmentTell] With his last legitimate release dating back four years, Prince has just announced that he will have not one, but two new albums out by the end of September
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CalPal Adds Messaging To Your Making plans with friends can be like herding cats. Finding out who’s available when and trying to get everyone to agree on a place to meet at a certain time is one of the most problematic issues... facing this current generation. Unfortunately, most of today’s messaging and calendaring options are insufficiently prepared to deal with this problem. But CalPal is.
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Finding a sapphire iPhone 6It looks like the back-and-forth regarding whether or not there will be sapphire in the iPhone 6 display is going to continue until Apple finally answers the question once and for all on September... 9th. 9to5Mac shared an investment note on Wednesday from PTT Research Forensics stock analyst and GTAT investor Matt Margolis in which he claims that every 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will come with a sapphire display, but only high-end 4.7-inch models will get the sapphire treatment. FROM EARLIER: Spanish carrier claims Apple will charge more for both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 “According to sources close to Foxconn's manufacturing operations the iPhone 6 will come built with sapphire cover screens in both sizes,” he wrote. “These sources have
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If you're what many would consider a coffee "snob," you might prefer to brew your elixir using the manual pour-over method for ultimate control. This Norwegian machine provides the convenience of... automation with the quality of a pour-over in one pretty striking package.
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Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them... while you can. Apps Now Free Sago Mini Monsters [iOS...
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Taming the Mammoth: Why YouIt's part of the universal human experience: an irrational and unproductive obsession with what other people think of you. But with a little thought and perspective you can learn to rein in your... self-conscious paranoia and better express your true self.
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Tony Stewart to Race for FirstTony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus after his car struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race. The... three-time NASCAR champion has not raced since Aug. 9, when he hit Kevin Ward Jr. at a sprint car event in upstate New York. Stewart hastily pulled out of the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen the next morning, then skipped races at Michigan and Bristol Motor Speedway. Stewart has been in seclusion since Ward's death. He returns to his No. 14 Chevrolet at Atlanta ranked 26th in the Sprint Cup standings. Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments.
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Downtown Launches Mobile Downtown wants to change the way you order and pay for food, starting with its launch today at the Palo Alto’s Coupa Cafe, a common startup meeting spot. Although it’s easy to make online... purchases or order food on your phone for delivery, the way you pay for a meal when you’re inside a restaurant has relatively stayed the same. But with its iOS app that launched…
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NVIDIA Shield Tablet's firstA new firmware update is being pushed out NVIDIA's Shield Tablet that should greatly improve connectivity and performance. The firmware update could be downloaded over the air and brings the version... up to 1.1.
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Visit the Mos Eisley CantinaThe excellent Raiders of the Lost Tumblr has unearthed a collection of models, set and character drawings, and production stills from the Mos Eisley cantina scene in Star Wars. The post Visit the Mos... Eisley Cantina with vintage looks behind the scenes at Star Wars appeared first on Digital Trends.
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[From EntertainmentTell] According to many published reports, Warner Bros. is instructing its screenwriters to avoid humor ("no jokes") when it comes to penning DC properties
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IFTTT, a startup that provides automation tools, announced $30 million in new funding from leading venture capital firms.
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V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, InventorV.A. Shiva Ayyadurai was 14 years old when he developed the technology we now know as email. But despite having received "official recognition" of his creation in the former of a government-issued... patent, some still question whether he was the veritable founder. Ayyadurai's former colleague Robert Field explained the discrepancy and defended Ayyadurai in an upcoming blog on The Huffington Post. According to Field, "multi-billion dollar defense company" Raytheon BBN Technologies generated "their entire brand ... based on claims of having 'invented email,'" then unleashed a PR campaign to "discredit email's origins" as well as Shiva's claim to having invented it. Ayyadurai explained in a HuffPost Live interview on Thursday that he thinks these allegations stem from people who are both...
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Amidst the hype about Apple’s announcements this fall are the reports about its plans to launch a mobile wallet. The prevailing sentiment in the media is what Apple has planned is game-changing and... will finally move mobile wallets towards mass adoption. A significant factor in this view is that Apple is actively getting the entrenched […]
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[From EntertainmentTell] Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo will have a sitcom made about his between-Pinkerton-and-Green-Album sabbatical
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U.S. CTO Takes New Role inThe new move closely follows the departure of Deputy CTO Nicole Wong.
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CloudApp 3.0 is the easiestCloudApp touts itself as your “clipboard in the cloud,” and today it received a major update. In case you’re unfamiliar, CloudApp is a menubar app for the Mac that can upload just about anything... copied to your clipboard with a…
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Before Apple's big event,Perhaps Samsung and LG are worried Apple might reveal an iWatch? Both companies promote updated smartwatches -- the Samsung Gear S and the LG G Watch R -- even though each just launched new models... last month.
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6 Smartphone Features of the Future

The Huffington Post - 28 Aug 2014 22:48
6 Smartphone Features of theBy Anneke Steenkamp With the new iPhone release date set for September 9th, the world is anxiously awaiting the latest in mobile development. We all have our own visions and definitions of what an... ideal smartphone should look like -- some people crave more storage space, while others yearn for more virtual controls or limitless storage. Instead of dreaming about the future, let's take a look at some of the latest innovations. Bigger is Better If you take a look at the mobile developments of the past year, you will see a trend in screen size and display features. The latest smartphones all seem to showcase bigger screens such as the HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S5, and Sony Xperia Z2. Even the newest iPhone is rumored to have two versions of the iPhone 6: a o4.7 inch phone and a larger 5.5 inch...
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Maybe we should've known that a giveaway based around Yo might not work out so well. Lots of people (including a Vox Media employee) are reporting that they received notices congratulating them on... winning on a Moto 360 smartwatch moments ago, only to be told that all the watches were gone once they tried to redeem the prize by entering an email address. And many of them reacted to the message instantly. Whoops. Reports of the problem are coming in across Twitter, and complaints are piling up on Motorola's Google+ page. We've reached out to Motorola for more details on what went wrong -- and whether the temporary "winners" can actually expect to receive a Moto 360. Originally the two companies said 20 people would be awarded the eagerly...
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Since 1968, the University of Mississippi has been the only source of marijuana that scientists in the US can use for federally-approved medical research. With its contract set to expire next year,... the National Institute on Drug Abuse is now accepting bids from anyone with a 12-acre pot farm who meets the very specific requirements. Don't get your hopes up, though -- chances are very high that Mississippi will win the contract again.
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Personal Drones: Are They a Public Hazard?

Scientific American - 28 Aug 2014 22:45
Personal Drones: Are They aDIY drone enthusiasts speak out about safety --
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Windows Phone is still goingWindows Phone diehards can deny it all they want, but the numbers don’t lie: The past year has been one of stagnation for their favorite platform. Following a report from IDC that showed Windows... Phone shipments had actually declined year-over-year, we have another report from Kantar Worldpanel that shows Windows Phone’s growth for the past year has been largely stagnant at best. FROM EARLIER: 3 ideas for rescuing Windows Phone As you can see in Kantar’s chart below, while Windows Phone did make some progress in some markets, the overall trend is that it’s been going absolutely nowhere for the past 12 months. Basically, you have declines in France and Germany that have almost completely offset gains in the U.K.,
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Late Summer Reading, CheeringColleges, Uber, AIPAC, the police, and other topics of the day
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JPMorgan and other US banksA Bloomberg report claims that JPMorgan Chase and "at least" four more banks in the US have been victims of a virtual attack from hackers. The data gathered from the breach could reportedly "be used... to drain accounts," according to two Bloomberg...
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[GadgeTell] 5 things to do while Instagram is down

Technology Tell - 28 Aug 2014 22:43
[From GadgeTell] Like me, you probably logged into Instagram today and noticed THE APP IS DOWN. I REPEAT: THE APP IS DOWN. This is not a drill. And while this of course brings to mind the memes that... were created the last time this happened, perhaps you haven't subconsciously drafted an In Case Instagram is Down plan. But don't worry, I have.
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Recreate Your 'Friends'Is your job a joke? You're broke? Your love life's D.O.A.? If it hasn't been your day, your week, your month or even your year, don't worry — this pop-up shop will be there for you In honor of the... 20th anniversary of the premiere of Friends (we're all old), Warner Bros. is setting up a Central Perk pop-up coffee shop in Manhattan, complete with iconic orange couch and appearances by Gunther. See also: Jimmy Kimmel Got the 'Friends' Gang Back Together Image: Warner Bros Fans of the hit NBC sitcom will remember Central Perk as the neighborhood spot where Monica, Phoebe, Rachel, Joey, Ross and Chandler wasted away their days, making quippy statements and warming our hearts
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Socially-assistive robots helpThis week, a team of researchers from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering will share results from a pilot study on the effects of using humanoid robots to help children with autism practice... imitation behavior in order to encourage their autonomy. Findings from the study, entitled "Graded Cueing Feedback in Robot-Mediated Imitation Practice for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders," will be presented at the 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Aug. 27.
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Twitch latest victim of LizardLizard Squad continues to wreak havoc on the video gaming world with their latest hack of Twitch and its streaming service. This attack follows previous ones against Microsoft and Sony.
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7 Sins of Social Media Marketing

Mashable - 28 Aug 2014 22:40
7 Sins of Social MediaThis article is part of SWOT Team, a new series on Mashable that features insights from leaders in marketing, brand-building and public relations. Remember when social media was a new, unchartered... territory for brands? Consumers flocked to platforms like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn overnight and marketers knew that, in order to stay relevant, they had to follow suit. Fast forward to today: 97% of marketers use social media to connect with buyers. The problem is, most still haven't figured out how to leverage social to create a personalized, relevant and enjoyable experience for their audience.
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Visual search to shop: gimmickImagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them.
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This Slim Engagement Ring CaseThere are an infinite number of ways to do a marriage proposal. Regardless of what comes before, many of them climax in the big reveal of a fancy ring in a bulbous velvet box that, while traditionally... classy, isn't exactly discrete. Packaging designer Andrew Zo streamlined that somewhat clunky exterior into Clifton, a clever, leather-bound pop up the size of a credit card.
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Modern magic: World's firstA man in Minnesota built a 3D printer and used it to make a beautiful castle rise from the earth layer by layer. There's no dragon -- yet.
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Legendary Gems, Greater Rifts,The upcoming patch 2.1.0 for Diablo III, the first major content update since Reaper of Souls, is also in development for the Ultimate Evil Edition on Xbox One and PS4. The post Legendary Gems,... Greater Rifts, and more coming to Diablo III on PS4 and Xbox One appeared first on Digital Trends.
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'ArtLifting' site uplifts theAn online marketplace that celebrates and sells creations by homeless and disabled artists has turned to Kickstarter for help expanding its do-good reach.
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The peculiar portrayals of VR through pop culture history
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The 404 Show 1,543: Apple'sBridget Carey joins us to talk all about living rocks, Disney's drone dreams, and the truth about Hello Kitty.
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With losses not as bad as expected, Splunk increased its guidance for its fiscal year.
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Executive Director Of DIYLuz Rivas graduated from MIT as one of the very few women of Hispanic descent, but now she's taking the reins to provide other Latinas with experiences in technology. Rivas, who is the founder and... executive director of DIY Girls, is breaking real boundaries in the arena of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), fields that have historically been dominated by men. While women represent nearly half of the entire workforce, they only represent about a quarter of workers in STEM fields. In an interview with HuffPost Live, she shared her experience as a female minority student in a predominantly male institution. "When I entered MIT a third of the student were women, so there were very few women, and in my major it was less than 20 percent," she told host Nancy Redd. "So once I got...
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Early this year, the US Department of Transportation's (DoT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it would begin steps to enable vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology,... in a bid to prevent accidents. Now, the NHTSA has come one step closer to making V2V a reality. ..
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Photographer Gives Us anNew Zealand-based photographer Amos Chapple is a name you might recognize from his intimate look inside Iran that we shared just over a year ago. Today, he's back on PetaPixel with a series of... stunning images from Meghalaya, India — a village known as 'the wettest place on Earth.' In case you’re wondering, that statement […]
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Quora Launches iPad App, Hints at Growth

Mashable - 28 Aug 2014 22:30
Quora Launches iPad App, HintsQuora, the Q&A website where users answer everything from requests for travel tips to philosophical queries like "Why does war exist," isn't the most widely-discussed service these days. It certainly... hasn't gotten the same amount of attention as, say, Biz Stone's Q&A app Jelly But Quora is more popular than ever, its CEO insists. The company rolled out its first iPad app Thursday (nearly three years after the launch of its iPhone app); cofounder and CEO Adam D'Angelo wrote in a blog post that his first tablet app would help fuel further growth. Though the CEO stopped short of revealing hard user numbers, he said the number of answers written per week has tripled in the last year — and that the past week "was Quora’s highest week ever across many metrics."
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A tour of the Intrepid Sea,New York's Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum has an eclectic mix of vehicles ranging from the Space Shuttle, the Concorde, a cruise missile submarine, myriad aircraft from different eras, and of... course, the aircraft carrier Intrepid itself. Here's a full photo tour.
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It's easy to write on an iPad or iPhone, but editing and revising, not so much. At this moment I have six separate writing apps on my iPad and the all share the same problem: if you want to edit or... change a word or phrase, you are required to touch...
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Checkmark Adds Snoozing,iPhone: Checkmark, our favorite app for location-based reminders on iOS was updated today with a few handy new features, including the ability to snooze reminders, add recurring reminders, and more.
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Dyson Robot Vacuum Coming?The British technology company has released a 25-second video cryptically teasing a disk-shaped, floor-hugging device.
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Down With the Penn State Penalty

Slate - 28 Aug 2014 22:29
In July 2012, in the wake of the horrific Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal and subsequent cover-up, the NCAA announced sweeping sanctions against Penn State University. Some targeted the... university as a whole, including a $60 million fine and five years of oversight by former Sen. George Mitchell. The most visible were specifically directed at the football team: reducing scholarships, banning postseason play through the 2015-16 season, vacating past wins, and allowing players to transfer without penalty.
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In App takes search deepWhen you're searching on your smartphone, one of the avenues search often doesn't look into is apps. Not searching for apps, but in them. A new iOS app is doing just that, diving into the information... we store in our apps to make sense of it all. In App gets right to the apps you might find useful when doing …
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Photographer Creates NudeThe following photos are nude portraits — except the subjects are entirely clothed. If you want to see some real nudity, you'd have to look behind the camera. Utah-based photographer Trevor... Christian decided to take a fresh approach to nude portraits. Instead of his subjects stripping down, Christiansen takes their photograph while he is completely naked. See also: Artist Mixes Photo and Illustration to Create Surreal Self-Portraits "This project first started as a way to get a laugh," Christiansen told Mashable. "I figured the joke was that maybe I was a little bit of a hapless photographer."
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Samsung might bet its futureThe man tipped to take over Samsung as chairman was the only Samsung executive invited to attend Jobs’ 2011 memorial service. 46-year-old Lee Jae Yong is the son of current Samsung chairman Lee... Kun-hee, who suffered a major heart attack…
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New submitter willoremus writes A wounded Army vet had his $75k prosthetic hand bricked when someone stole his iPod Touch? Yeah, not so much. I'm a tech reporter for Slate.com, and a Slashdot post... earlier this week prompted me to look into this story and ultimately debunk some of the key info. Sorry for self-posting, but I thought folks here might be interested in the truth since the false story was one of the top posts earlier this week.
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ESPN SportsCenter Android appThe official ESPN SportsCenter Android app has just received a big update on the Google Play Store that includes a new feature called On-Air, which should give fans of the cable sports network quick... access to their radio and WatchESPN video streams.
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Instagram Back AfterInstagram's app and website are back up, following a two hour-outage, an Instagram spokesperson confirmed. The company did not reveal what caused the disruption, which left the service's app and... website unusable for most users Thursday afternoon. See also: 12 Facebook Statuses You Need to Retire Earlier, in a tweet that has since been deleted, the company said it was aware of the outage but did not reveal the source of the problem or how long a fix would take. According to DownDetector.com, a site that tracks service outages and disruptions based on reports from Twitter and other sources, issues began on Thursday around 3:25 p.m. ET. The site IsItDownRightNow.com also noted the service disruption.
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You have to check out theseHave you ever watched a James Bond or Mission Impossible movie and wondered if any of those absurd gadgets could actually be put to use in the real world? Well as it so happens, the spies on the... silver screen aren’t too different from our own Central Intelligence Agency of the mid-1900s. CNET has cobbled together a slideshow of some of the most fascinating pieces of spy tech in the history of the CIA — some of them need to be seen to be believed. The bug you see above you is one of the highlights of the CIA Museum Artifacts collection. The Dragonfly Insectothopter, as it is known, was the first insect-sized flying vehicle to ever be developed by
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Instagram Is Down (Update: Back up!)

TechCrunch - 28 Aug 2014 22:24
Instagram Is Down (Update: Don’t worry, it’s not just you. For the second time this year, Instagram is down hard. At least on my end, it’s completely down. You might be able to get to Instagram.com, but the app has been... rendered mostly useless. Seems it’s been that way for about an hour. Update: Looks like the web version is at least partly back online, but the mobile app still seems to be down…
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50 States and 500 People inOn January 5, 2011, Greg Hartle stood in the pouring rain near Pike Place Market in Seattle, drenched and alone. Though he intended to travel across the country and inspire hundreds of Americans who'd... lost their jobs in the Recession to reinvent themselves, Hartle, two hours into his journey, was the one who needed some encouragement. See also: Choose Your Next Adventure From the Top 25 Destinations of 2014 “Those two hours could have been the most nerve-racking two hours of my life,” Hartle tells Mashable. “At that moment, I thought, 'No one really knows about this, so I should just back out.'”
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The Coolest Networking App You've Never Heard Of

The Huffington Post - 28 Aug 2014 22:23
The Coolest Networking AppThere are many, varied, and well-known advantages to networking. But let's be honest: sometimes it can be a real pain in the a**. There should be an app for that. Turns out there is. It's called... Coffee, and check this out: It's LinkedIn meets Tinder. I'll give you a moment to collect yourself from getting your mind blown. Yup, it's one of those ideas that once you hear about, you can't believe you hadn't yet. Why didn't I think of that? It launched in early July of this year, and has had several wins thus far: A startup hired an intern they matched with on Coffee Several students at NYU connected, and are now working on a startup together Another student met a freelance UI/UX Designer, with whom she's working to design her own app In the coolest meta-move that could possibly have happened,...
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Microsoft is adding iOS and Windows Phone email-profile provisioning and IE 11 Enterprise Mode support to its Windows Intune device-management service.
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BioShock is an absolutely classic video game, and anyone who likes action games should play it at some point in their life. Its "underwater Ayn Rand" premise is great, it contains one of the most... memorable video game speeches of all time, and the combination of conventional weapons, psychokinetic powers, and hacking is open-ended without being too complicated. And as of today, you can purchase a version of the original BioShock, packed down to fit in a tiny 2GB package, for $15 on the App Store. It's an ambitious goal, and in the interest of pursuing the most mobile mobile experience out there, we skipped the iPad and played through the first level on an iPhone 5S. Please, for the love of Andrew Ryan, don't try playing BioShock on the...
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SolarSocket offers an easy DIYSolar Socket, a project that's currently raising funds for production on Kickstarter, is a simple, low-cost way to bring off-grid energy into your house. The post SolarSocket offers an easy DIY way to... dabble in off-the-grid electricity appeared first on Digital Trends.
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The World Economic Forum unveiled a project on Thursday aimed at connecting governments, businesses, academia, technicians and civil society worldwide to brainstorm the best ways to govern the... Internet.
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Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday launched a national electronic identity card scheme, which backers said would boost access to financial and government services in Africa's most... populous nation.
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PSN is down, but it's supposed to be

Slash Gear - 28 Aug 2014 22:17
PSN is down, but it's supposedThis afternoon Sony's PlayStation Network (PSN) is not quite so awake and active as it normally would be on a Thursday. Most problems reported this morning and afternoon center on Online Gaming, while... quite a few Log-In errors have also been reported. The PlayStation Store seems to be affected as well, while not as many problems with the store have …
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Add more tomatoes, reduce yourResearchers have found that men who consume at least 10 portions of tomatoes a week have a lower risk of developing prostate cancer. Researchers say that eating five or more servings of fruits and... vegetables are important in lowering cancer risk.
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[From GadgeTell] It's a known fact Asus tablets and hybrids are big in Asia, where users appreciate quirkiness, uniqueness and that productivity edge so often offered by PadFones, Fonepads or... Transformers.
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[From GadgeTell] Unlike Samsung, Sony, LG, Asus, HTC or Huawei, which have all confirmed and teased their presence at the IFA tech expo in Berlin, Lenovo is yet to come forward with any kind of formal... confirmation for product announcements early next month.
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What do we have in common withGenetic studies of fruit flies and roundworms could yield insights into human disease, researchers say. Despite being dissimilar species, there are similarities in genomes, they say.
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Carbon Fiber-ReinforcedDonning a full suit of motorcycle leathers for your morning bike ride to work is probably overkill, but cyclists can still be subjected to road rash should they fall while wearing less-than-protective... gear. So athletic gear manufacturer Scott is developing shorts and jerseys strategically reinforced in key areas using both carbon fiber and ceramics, so the garments hold up if the rider ends up sliding across pavement.
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Just in time for the start of a new NFL season, ESPN has updated its SportsCenter application on iOS and Android. The main highlight here is the addition of an On-Air feature, which allows users to... get access to broadcasts of live events, like games...
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Findster's GPS Tracker Locates There are a number of gadgets, both new and old, that allow parents to geo-locate their children – or let puppy parents track down a wandering Fido – but many of these either fall short of the... task at hand by relying on Bluetooth alone, or require a monthly fee, like the FiLIP smartwatch for kids or the Amber Alert GPS, for instance. A new gadget now in the works…
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September 2014′s XboxThe latest batch of free Games with Gold for Xbox Live Gold subscribers are all about teamwork, with Super Time Force, Monaco: What's Yours is Mine, and Halo: Reach. The post September 2014′s Xbox... Games with Gold is all about teamwork appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Samsung Gear S and LG G WatchSamsung and LG are expected to give Apple stiff competition in the smart watch sector this fall. With Apple rumored to be announcing its new iWatch the same day as the iPhone 6, that move could hurt... Samsung and LG.
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Prank Phone Call Captured onA prank phone call to police sent SWAT teams bursting through the doors of a Colorado office Wednesday, all of which was captured in an online stream on Twitch. Those detained were not engaged in a... standoff, as the caller claimed, but were instead playing Counter-Strike and streaming it online for their fans. This unfortunately common prank, called swatting, has plagued celebrities and tech leaders for years, but has gained steam on live game streams as popular players are targeted. See also: 'Twitch-speak': A Guide to the Secret Emoji Language of Gamers Police burst into the Littleton, Colorado, offices of The Creatures, a group of gamers that earn their livelihoods by creating videos for Twitch and YouTube, on Wednesday afternoon. Video from the stream of Jordan "Kootra" Mathewson, who...
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Google says it did not askYesterday, Linda Sandvik, one of the founding members of children’s coding education group Code Club, resigned because she was ordered not to say negative things about the organization’s sponsors,... including Google. Former board member Aral Balkan revealed he had resigned for the same reason, calling out Code Club for “institutional corruption.” What wasn’t clear was if Google had asked Code Club to request that its board members refrain from criticizing the search giant. Now, […]
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Instead of throwing out the trimmings from the giant sheets of composite material used to make the 787 Dreamliner, Boeing is giving them a decidedly more terrestrial second life. Russell Athletic... announced the expansion of a partnership with Boeing this week, in which Russell gets Boeing's carbon fiber seconds to make its CarbonTek football shoulder pads. The company notes that "aerospace-grade" carbon fiber is more durable and has a superior strength-to-weight ratio than the stuff you can get on the street, so everyone wins: Russell makes better pads, and Boeing doesn't let any precious carbon go to waste. Just be prepared to spend several hundred dollars for the pads -- or around the same cost as a coach ticket on an actual 787.
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Google Opinion Rewards expandsGoogle Opinion Rewards, the app that lets you answer surveys of varying lengths for small amounts of Google Play credit, has just expanded to the Netherlands. Today's expansion builds on a somewhat... small list of countries that now have access to the app, which is a handy way to build up a few dollars (or your equivalent currency) here and there for a few minutes of your time.
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MC2 wants to be 8 bikes in 1

Gizmag - 28 Aug 2014 22:07
Well, another day, and another oddball transforming bicycle from Eurobike 2014. Yesterday, we took a look at the telescoping lever-drive Hank from Korea's Bygen. Today, it's the MC2 from... Singapore-based IDSG Engineering and Trading. Designed by IDSG's Jing Che and Quoc Bao Dang, its hinged frame allows it to be set into eight different configurations. ..
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Contact Center for iPhone

The Loop - 28 Aug 2014 22:06
Contact Center is from the same people that developed Launch Center Pro. I had a look at the video on the Web site and this looks like a solid app. Great idea bringing what they learned in Launch... Center over to this new app.∞ Read this on The Loop
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Child Labor Accusations For Supplier In China

The New York Times - 28 Aug 2014 22:04
The supplier, HEG Technology, quickly denied the claims by China Labor Watch, which has pressured big multinational companies about their supply chains.
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The next phase in theIt's tough to remember an iPhone without third-party apps, but sure enough, the ability to download from the App Store didn't arrive until iOS 2.0 in the summer of 2008. Though the iPhone 3G wasn't... nearly the global phenomenon that the iPhone brand as a whole is today, it was still quite clear that what Apple had just opened was the modern-day gold rush. Curious users flocked to the App Store on a daily basis -- back in my time at Engadget, a few editors even pored through every single app release on a given day to see what was worth downloading. Now, with thousands being published every 24 hours, that same tactic is simply untenable. Just over six years
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What to Wear in Space:In 2009, two previously competing designers teamed up to build a spacesuit glove as part of a NASA competition. After taking home second prize and winning $100,000 for their high-tech creation, Ted... Southern and Nikolay Moiseev decided to go into business
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It's not just you.

Gizmodo - 28 Aug 2014 22:02
It's not just you. Instagram is down, with users reporting 503 errors. Don't worry, they're on it, but they better hurry, or I'll have to show these photos of my lunch to the mailman. Update: It's... back. Whew.
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Tips From The Startup Fundraising Playbook

TechCrunch - 28 Aug 2014 22:00
Tips From The Startup Recently, I’ve been considering raising a seed round for my startup Foundersuite. So, to get my head in the game, I’ve been chatting up various startup friends who have recently been in the... market for capital. Here are a few of the best tips for running an efficient fundraising round.
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Sons Of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam is in talks to play the legendary King Arthur in Guy Ritchie's upcoming multi-film franchise produced by Warner Bros. The post Charlie Hunnam to play King Arthur in... upcoming Guy Ritchie film appeared first on Digital Trends.
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SHORE facial analysis spotsOne of the key concerns about facial recognition software has been over privacy. The very idea of having tracking mechanisms as part of an Internet-connected wearable would be likely to upset many... privacy advocates. German researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS have worked on their facial recognition technology for Google Glass with a welcomed twist. Their result is that emotions, gender, and age can be recognized but--stop gagging---not identity. "None of the images leaves the device," said the team behind the software. Sophisticated High-speed Object Recognition Engine (SHORE) is the name of the group's software, which processes video on the Google Glass CPU. All calculations are performed in real-time by the CPU. By participating in the Google Glass...
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Checkmark 2.1 makes reminders better

TUAW - 28 Aug 2014 22:00
Checkmark 2 ($2.99) has been updated to version 2.1, which introduces several very nice changes. The iPhone reminders app from Snowman has been on my home screen since I first reviewed it, and this... update only affirms that decision. One big change...
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Universal remotes are great but often rather pricey. If you want to make your own, Make shows you how to use an Arduino Yun to make a smart remote control you can control from any web browser.
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Dear Microsoft: HTC has the right idea

Slash Gear - 28 Aug 2014 21:59
Dear Microsoft: HTC has theThis week I'm meant to publish a review of the HTC One M8 with Windows, the Microsoft-embedded version of the Android original. Once I started using it, devoid of any special or alternate treatment... for hardware, it became clear to me that I'd been mistaken: it's the hardware, not the software, that'd driven me away in the past. Imagine for …
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100% free internet... who are they kidding?

Pocket-lint - 28 Aug 2014 21:59
100% free internet... who areIf you are constantly looking for free Wi-Fi then FreedomPop has the answer. Forget about trekking it to Starbucks or frantically searching for your neighbour's unsecured, open Wi-Fi network.... FreedomPop will hook you up with 100% free high speed wireless...
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Why some Windows Phone appsTo get rid of that annoyingly slow "resuming" message when switching between apps on Windows Phone, Microsoft added Fast App Switching to the platform. Its only useful if developers add it to their... recompiled apps though. Why some Windows Phone apps still waste time refreshing when switching between them originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.
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The world wants a biggerThe launch of a bigger iPhone 6 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phablet are just days away, and multiple surveys say supersized phone screens are exactly what the public craves.
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Windows Phone Picks Up Good news for Microsoft: HTC’s new One (M8) Windows Phone handset will land on at least three of the four largest carriers in the United States. Bad news for Microsoft: According to Kantar data,... Windows Phone’s market share in China has eroded to less than a single point. It’s a country where Microsoft has invested heavily into adapting its Cortana digital assistant to the…
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Time Warner Cable admitsDays after reporting a nationwide outage, Time Warner Cable on Thursday admitted that customers were having problems accessing Microsoft-owned sites. "We're currently looking into difficulties... accessing Microsoft sites. Unfortunately, we do not have additional details presently," the company tweeted at 8:47 AM PT this morning. While Time Warner Cable did not say specifically what sites were affected, some customers complained they or others could not access Office 365 servers or pull down Windows updates. By approximately noon, however, customers began tweeting that their issues had been resolved.
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Can 'Gundam' fans build aIt's half the size of the Statue of Liberty, has flashing eyes and steam rising from its body as it towers over puny humans by Tokyo Bay. Godzilla? No, it's Gundam, one of the most popular... science-fiction robots in Japan. This 18-meter statue has attracted millions of fans since it was built in 2009 to honor the famous machine from anime, which looks like a futuristic suit of samurai armor. But a consortium of Gundam devotees and companies says it isn't satisfied with a mere statue. It wants to build another six-story Gundam--a robot version that can actually move. The backers haven't decided whether locomotion for the giant would be possible, though it seems unlikely. Nevertheless, such a colossal machine would be the first of its kind and would have to surmount significant engineering...
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With 100 icons available in multiple colors and resolutions, our set will let you add a touch of personality to your OmniFocus 2 custom perspectives. Whether it's for work or play, team management or... that trip to Italy you need to organize, Perspective Icons 2 has the right icon for the right context. These look really well done and the price is definitely right.∞ Read this on The Loop
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Doctors Implanted a 3D-PrintedDoctors in Beijing successfully replaced a 12-year-old boy's damaged second vertebra with a 3D-printed custom implant made from titanium powder. The boy, who had bone cancer, is now in recovery.
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Spitzer telescope witnesses(Phys.org) --NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, possibly the result of a smashup between large asteroids. This type of collision can eventually lead to... the formation of planets.
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Treaty-ish

Slate - 28 Aug 2014 21:47
President Obama "is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement" but "without ratification from Congress," the New York Times reports. Yet the U.S. Constitution provides that... two-thirds of the Senate must consent to an agreement in order for it to be a valid treaty. So the Times reports that Obama's goal is a "hybrid agreement" that blends "legally binding conditions from an existing 1992 treaty with new voluntary pledges." Somehow, countries would be legally required to make emission cuts that would also be voluntary. Not a treaty, but a treaty-ish.
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How Far, the Stars? QuasarsA new measurement, which used quasars as bright and consistent relative-distance markers, charted the famous "Seven Sisters" star cluster at 136.2 parsecs, or 444 light-years, away from Earth.
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$1 Will Buy You Free Taco BellIt’s a simple idea that is likely to make Americans double-check their pockets: Taco Bell launched a campaign this week in which anyone who finds one of 11 specific $1 bills can win a $10,000 gift... card. The brand is touting it as “a lifetime of free Taco Bell," which is based on average consumption ($216 per year) for 46 years. See also: Why Taco Bell Went Loco for Snapchat Taco Bell has distributed 11 "everlasting dollars" around the country, actual dollar bills that are being released in 11 cities nationwide. They recorded the serial numbers of the 11 bills and are releasing one per day for the next 11 days, starting in Los Angeles. On Wednesday, Chicago was announced as the second city; each person who finds a bill will win a $10,000 gift card to the restaurant chain.
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IFA 2014 preview

Android Central - 28 Aug 2014 21:46
IFA 2014 previewOne of the biggest shows of the year is upon us -- here's a taster of what to expect in Berlin Every September the world's tech press descends on Berlin, Germany, for IFA, one of the biggest trade... shows of the year. If you're not familiar, IFA could be described as Europe's answer to CES. A trade show covering the vast world of consumer electronics and as such, the vast world of mobile products within. In other words, a whole lot of tech, and a whole lot of Android. Traditionally there are a few big name players at IFA and we've come to expect certain things to happen as the years have passed. But this year's IFA promises to be one of the biggest yet. Here's what we know, what we think we know, and what could materialize during this year's German adventure.
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Switzerland Puts SecretIn parts of Europe, where cheese is taken seriously as a source of national pride, entire labs are devoted to spotting knockoff Emmental and Gruyere. Switzerland has what may be the most impressive... strategy yet: secret cocktails of bacteria, sent only to licensed cheesemakers, that work as living biological tracers.
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I talked with Chris Kelly of GitHub at last week's LinuxCon about GitHub. He's got interesting things to say about the demographics and language choices on what has become in short order (just six... years) one of the largest repositories of code in the world, and one with an increasingly sophisticated front-end, and several million users. Not all of the code on GitHub is open source, but the majority is -- handy, when that means an account is free as in beer, too. (And if you're reading on the beta or otherwise can't view the video below, here's the alternative video link.)
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The HTC One M8 and Windows Phone 8.1 are two great tastes that (mostly) taste great together, and you'll soon have a way to pick one up that doesn't require inking a deal with Verizon or AT&T.... T-Mobile revealed earlier today that it'll offer the One...
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Here's what Apple has to do toApple cofounder and all around geek legend Steve Wozniak is not a fan of most smartwatches he’s seen so far. In fact, Wozniak revealed earlier this year that he so hated Samsung’s first-generation... Galaxy Gear that he decided to sell the device on eBay after less than a day. In a new interview with CNET, the man affectionately known as Woz reveals what he thinks Apple should do to bring get people to buy its first-ever wearable device. MORE ON THE iWATCH: Here comes the iWatch -- first Apple wearable computer reportedly set for September 9th reveal “I personally want a larger screen that can do more of what my iPhone does,” Woz tells CNET. “The small 1.5-inch by 1.5-inch screens
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Pump up the jams in ForzaRenowned British DJ Rob da Bank has returned to curate the soundtrack to Forza Horizon 2, which will have a soundtrack over twice as long as the previous game, which he also did. The post Pump up the... jams in Forza Horizon 2′s enormous soundtrack appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Here Are 4 Things We Want inIt seems that YouTube's oft-delayed subscription music streaming service may soon see the light of day. The service was slated to launch by the end of the summer, the Financial Times reported in June,... and Android Police recently leaked images purported to be from the new platform, which it said is currently called YouTube Music…
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blink(1) gives your computer aFor mobile tech, a notification light is one of those handy reminders that something is going on that you need to check out. You don't need to even be online, or have the app open -- your phone checks... up on things for you! Why should the phone have all the fun, though? With the blink(1), it doesn't have to. The …
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Twitter now lets you check howTwitter unleashes the power of analytics to all of its users. Any Twitter user can now analyze trends among their personal tweets and assess the total engagement of the content they share.
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Cosmic Quest: Who ReallyNeptune will appear directly opposite the sun in the sky tomorrow (Aug. 29), but despite the clear view of the planet from Earth, the truth about the person who first discovered the distant planet... remains cloudy.
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Uber to lower UberX prices inFor those of you in London who still haven't cared enough to try Uber, a new price change might finally pique your interest. The Uber London team has announced that it will cut UberX prices in the... city by 15 per cent. The cheaper pricing will go into...
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Ebola Outbreak in Sierra LeoneAn extensive look at the genome of the Ebola virus reveals its behavior, when it arrived in West Africa and how it spread in the region to cause the largest-ever recorded Ebola outbreak.
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[From HomeTechTell] Atlantic Technology today introduced an innovative approach for "upgrading" existing speakers in a home to the Dolby Atmos surround sound system with its new 44-DA Dolby... Atmos-enabled home theater speaker module.
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This is How Instagram'sInstagram only just released Hyperlapse earlier this week, and already it's amassed a cult-like following thanks to its dead-simple interface and amazing results. But, as simple as the interface may... be and as impressive as the results are, what happens between when the app is opened and the final hyperlapse actually involves a lot of […]
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Unreadiness Team

Slate - 28 Aug 2014 21:30
By most counts, there are 45 government organizations managing dozens of cybersecurity initiatives right now in the U.S. Many of those initiatives impact you and your personal data directly. One of... those initiatives, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, or US-CERT, partners with private sector infrastructure owners and operators, as well as universities and other government agencies, to make sure America's corner of cyberspace is protected.
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ButterUp will let you spread cold butter on bread

Coolest Gadgets - 28 Aug 2014 21:30
ButterUp will let you spreadIf you enjoy eating bread and butter that is a genuine dairy product (none of that ICan’tBelieveIt’sNotFood stuff), then you know that there is a bit of process involved in combining the two. Your... toast must either be hot enough for the cold butter to melt, or the butter must be at room temperature to be able to spread. Seeing that you don’t want a melted pile of butter sitting ...
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[From GadgeTell] Simplicam is a new home security product similar to Google-owned Dropcam.
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Contact Center Simplifies Sharing on iOS

Life Hacker - 28 Aug 2014 21:30
Contact Center SimplifiesiPhone: Launch Center Pro is one of the best launchers on the iPhone, but it's a bit confusing to use. Contact Center comes to us from the same developer, and simplifies the process of quickly sharing... and sending notes to friends.
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Yesterday we ran a story announcing that the Mac version of Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth has been postponed for an indefinite, or undetermined, amount of time. We have since reached out to a... source working on the Mac version of Beyond Earth...
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Children's classics like The Very Hungry Caterpillar have come to life for visually impaired children thanks to 3D-printed Braille text and tactile pictures
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​The Best Spring-Loaded Running Shoes

Gizmodo - 28 Aug 2014 21:30
​The Best Spring-LoadedCan adding springs--polycarbonate or rubber--to the soles of running shoes help you run faster? We tested three new shoes from Adidas, Reebok and new Swiss brand On Running to find out. Surprisingly,... the answer was a pretty definitive yes.
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American Teen Detained inAn American citizen who has been detained in an Israeli prison since his arrest nearly two months ago will be released on Monday, his lawyer told Mashable Muhamed Abu Nie, 15, was arrested on July 3... during protests that erupted in East Jerusalem after the murder of a 16-year-old Palestinian boy. The teen, who has dual American and Palestinian citizenship, was charged with carrying a knife, attacking police, rock-throwing and leading protests All charges but rock-throwing were dropped, his lawyer told Mashable, and he was sentenced to 60 days in prison on Thursday. Because the teen has already been held for 56 days, he will be released Monday after serving the remainder of his sentence. Muhamed Abu Nie is being held in youth section of HaSharon Prison, located north of the West Bank,...
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[From GadgeTell] Recently, the retailer's official Facebook page posted a teaser of the Samsung Galaxy S5, revealing it will hit retail in the region through Flipkart only. Flipkart has done a... commendable job in the past few months, offering devices exclusively, such as Moto G, and more recently, the Xiaomi Mi3.
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6 things the iPhone 6 needs toThough the iPhone 5s has been very successful, its minor updates from the iPhone 5 have left me wanting more. In fact, I’ve created quite the wish list for the next-generation iPhone. We’ll know... soon enough exactly what the next…
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The BCS Is Dead

Slate - 28 Aug 2014 21:27
A mere 145 years after the first intercollegiate game, this college football season will be the first to end with a playoff. The BCS, which has matched up the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the land since... 1998, is dead, and nobody's all that sad about it. In its place will be a four-team tournament, broadcast on ESPN and enshrined as the sport's postseason system through at least 2025. Watch the video above to learn how it will all work.
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Instagram explains what makesInstagram has just released a new iOS app for video-taking enthusiasts, Hyperlapse, that lets them easily create awesome time-lapse videos and share them with friends. Now, the company has explained... the nifty technology behind its new app in a detailed blog post. "Time lapse photography is a technique in which frames are played back at a much faster rate than that at which they're captured. This allows you to experience a sunset in 15 seconds or see fog roll over hills like a stream of water flowing over rocks. Time lapses are mesmerizing to watch because they reveal patterns and motions in our daily lives that are otherwise invisible," the company writes, explaining that it created the app so regular
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Mashies Late-Entry DeadlineLast year's Mashies awards program saw the most creative Vine videos and GIFs to the most innovative uses of YouTube channels and branded content series. The bar was set high in 2013, but we are... expecting this year's submissions to exceed expectations. We are now accepting late-entry submissions until Friday, Sept. 5. Categories for this year's awards are expansive, including “Best Branded App,” “Best Interactive Ad Execution,” “Best Social Media Campaign,” among many others. Submissions will then be judged by a panel of experts within the industry, and winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in New York City.
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When LCD Soundsystem split up, it left frontman James Murphy with a lot of time and creative energy on his hands. So he's been experimenting with a number of weird and esoteric projects , the latest... of which is turning tennis data from the U.S. Open into music.
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When Keuring Green Mountain announced that it would cut out third-party pods for the next-generation of its popular single-serve machines, other coffee outfits were up in arms. One particular company,... TreeHouse Foods, claimed that it would take a...
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Eight of the world's prettiestSploid reader Marius Vibe merged eight of the most beautiful women in the world into a single person. The final result is intriguing, but the best part is the process itself--and the intermediate... morphs. Who is more beautiful--the originals, the intermediate mixes, or the merging of them all?
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Silicon Valley favorite RonThe free market strikes again! A former Iowa state senator has pled guilty to receiving (and concealing) a $73,000 payment from Ron Paul, Silicon Valley’s favorite libertarian, to switch his support... away from Michele Bachmann in the last presidential election. Kent Sorenson originally explained his sudden change of heart came because Ron Paul was “the most conservative [candidate] of this group.” Which is true, if you take “conservative” to mean “most […]
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Putin's End-Game: Expansion or'You think I’m not hard enough to invade? You think I care what the West does? You’re wrong. And you need to be afraid, very afraid.' That, in essence, is the message Russian President Vladimir... Putin is sending to Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko by brazenly pushing Russian troops into Ukraine proper See also: Vladimir Putin's Distorted Reality Over the last months the barely credible Ukrainian army has surprised many by pushing back Putin’s proxy forces in the east of the country. The murky war there was meant to drag on for longer to destabilize Kiev until it begged for peace on Putin’s terms. With that plan failing, Putin has upped the ante by sending in troop — forcing Kiev to the wall
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Transgender Experience ShedsFifty years after The Feminine Mystique and 40 years after Title IX, the question of why women lag in the workplace dogs researchers and lay people alike. While women are entering the professions at... rates equal to men, they rise more slowly, and rarely advance to the top. They’re represented in smaller numbers at the top in fields from science to arts to business Some suggest that there is something different about women — women have stalled because of their personal choices, or their cognitive and emotional characteristics, whether innate or socialized. Another possibility is that the obstacles to women’s advancement are located within their environments — that they face barriers unique to their gender.*
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The Worst Things to Buy onThe largest online retailer is an awesome one-stop shop, but while it's very convenient to just order everything from Amazon, it's not always going to give you the best bang for your buck--even if you... use "Subscribe and Save" or have Amazon Prime . Kiplinger, via Shopping.com, has highlighted nine items you should probably skip buying on Amazon.
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Slam Trunk: Basketball-PlayingHe's got game, folks. Chuck, an Asian elephant from the African Lion Safari zoo in Cambridge, Ontario, has all the makings of an NBA star, evidenced by his dunking skills in a video uploaded Monday.... See also: Bear in a Hammock Gets Ready to Attack the Weekend His promising basketball skills aside, Chuck has quite the pedigree. He was born on July 15, 2008, in captivity at the African Lion Safari, and according to zoo officials at the time, Chuck was the "first third-generation calf born in North America." He was the twelfth elephant born at the Ontario zoo since 1991 to mom, Mali from the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, New York, and dad, Rex from the African Lion Safari — both surely proud elephant parents.
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"I'm not an expert on software-defined storage or the intricacies of cloud computing," Clinton quipped.
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A Chat With Jack Conte, Jack Conte is a busy guy. He and his partner, Nataly Dawn, are on tour with Pomplamoose, a band that rivals only OK Go in their dedication to weird and wacky video production and Conte is also... co-founder of Patreon, a way to pay artists for their work. This interview, part of our back to school series, is aimed at getting to the bottom of what it means to be a musician in the Internet age and…
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No one's saying why long-time Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens left the company, but it seems clear he left from his own desire for a bigger, better job elsewhere.
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U.S. Banks Breached InBy Kevin Haley
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For all the functionality baked into today's cameras, they general limit the user to being behind the lens. Casio has announced a new modular camera that avoids this limitation. The Exilim EX-FR10 is... designed so that the controller and lens units can be separated, allowing for more versatile shots...
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'Yoga Retreat' pushes toGame allows players to manage their own yoga studio.          
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Flint Center's website hasn'tApple’s decision to host its biggest event of the year at the Flint Center in Cupertino, rather than the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, has caught the notice of many Apple fans.... Only three Apple events have…
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Bits Blog: Questions for IBM's Watson

The New York Times - 28 Aug 2014 21:04
Bits Blog: Questions for IBM'sIBM's Watson keeps adding new features. But can it make money?
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PHP 5.6.0 Released

Slashdot - 28 Aug 2014 21:04
An anonymous reader writes The PHP team has announced the release of PHP 5.6.0. New features include constant scalar expressions, exponentiation using the ** operator, function and constant importing... with the use keyword, support for file uploads larger than 2 GB, and phpdbg as an interactive integrated debugger SAPI. The team also notes important changes affecting compatibility. For example: "Array keys won't be overwritten when defining an array as a property of a class via an array literal," json_decode() is now more strict at parsing JSON syntax, and GMP resources are now objects. Here is the migration guide, the full change log, and the downloads page.
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UH-OH: Spanish carrier claimsHow much are you willing to pay for a bigger iPhone, Apple fans? G for Games directs our attention to a new report out of Spain that claims both the 4.7-inch version and the 5.5-inch version of the... iPhone 6 are going to cost more than the iPhone 5s. SURVEY: Apple fans -- will you spend an extra $100 to get a bigger 5.5-inch iPhone? Spanish publication MovilZona says that Spanish carrier Telefonica is claiming that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will cost €750 (USD $988) while the 5.5-inch model will cost €950 (USD $1,252). G for Games points out that this is more expensive than the €699 (USD $921) that Apple is now charging for the 16GB iPhone 5s in Spain, so if
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Apple Announces September 9thApple has announced an event on September 9th at Cupertino's Flint Center, and members of the press have been invited. Widely expected to herald the launch of the next generation of the iPhone,... speculation is also high that Tim Cook's company will debut a smartwatch alongside two larger screened iPhones with 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch screens.
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[From GamerTell] This week's eShop update includes Azure Striker Gunvolt and more.
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Get to Know the World's Most Connected Man

Mashable - 28 Aug 2014 21:00
Get to Know the World's MostThe future is here, and his name is Chris Dancy Dancy, who was the subject of a recent Mashable Spotlight article, describes himself as the most connected guy in the world; he uses between 300 and 700... tracking and life logging systems at all times of day and night. See also: The Most Connected Man Is You, Just a Few Years From Now But tracking devices can only divulge so much. To get inside his head, Mashable is hosting a MashTalk Hangout on Air with Dancy on Thursday at 4 p.m. ET. Do you have any questions for the world's most connected man? Share them in the comments below or tweet them using the hashtag #MashTalk, and we'll try to address them during the live Hangout.
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These road-trippers loggedInstead of just another HD video project clogging up his Mac, filmmaker Mike Ruocco set out to capture his cross-country road trip with something just a bit more retro: a 45-year-old Canon Auto Zoom... 814 with a broken light meter…
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Time lapse video solves theWith the help of time lapse photography, rugged equipment, and a fair bit of luck; researchers have finally caught Death Valley's sailing stones in the act and solved the centuries-old mystery of how... they travel across the desert floor The post Time lapse video solves the mystery of Death Valley’s sailing stones appeared first on Digital Trends.
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It's time to save some of that hard-earned cash with our Daily Deals, featuring exclusive TUAW Deals, a handy list from Dealnews and our own handpicked iOS and OS X selections. All prices are USD and... subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly....
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A to zinc: What supplements are worth taking?

New Scientist - 28 Aug 2014 21:00
Vitamins, minerals, fish oils... the list of nutritional supplements you can buy keeps growing. Some are worth it, some aren't. We sift the evidence for you (full text available to subscribers)
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Dropbox Hires Lookout CMO forJulie Herendeen will report to COO Dennis Woodside.
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The Ice Bucket challenge goesWith Twitter and Facebook blocked in China, the Ice Bucket Challenge is still managing to go viral, with the help of Chinese social network Weibo. The Ice Bucket challenge goes viral in Asia with the... help of Weibo, China’s Twitter originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.
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Dice Furniture Changes FormYou can actually change how any piece of furniture looks just by flipping it over or tossing it onto its side. But the Dice, created by the talented designers at Torafu Architects, also changes... functionality depending on how you orient it.
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Reports circulated last week that the US Chief Technical Officer would step down soon, and now the White House has confirmed the news to Wired. Todd Park, the man who led the charge to retool the... government's use of tech, will remain an adviser to...
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OneDrive for iOS updated withMicrosoft’s OneDrive cloud storage mobile app received an update today across multiple platforms. The iOS flavor of the refreshed software introduces improved file search options for iPhone and... iPad, along with All Photos view for fast access to your saved pictures. This section displays your photos in chronological order and lets you keep an eye on your camera’s backup status. Not stopping […]
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Particle physics to aid nuclear cleanup

Symmetry Magazine - 28 Aug 2014 20:55
Particle physics to aidCosmic rays can help scientists do something no one else can: safely image the interior of the nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant. A little after lunchtime on Friday, March 11, 2011, a... magnitude 9.0 earthquake violently shook the Pacific Ocean off the northeast coast of Japan. The intense motion did more than jostle buildings and roads; it moved the entirety of Japan’s largest island, Honshu, a few meters east. At eastern Honshu’s Fukushima Daiichi power plant, one of the 25 largest nuclear power stations in the world, all operating units shut down automatically when the quake hit, showing no significant damage. Then, almost an hour after the quake, a 50-foot tsunami wave traveling 70 miles per hour swept over the facility. The wave drenched Fukushima Daiichi and some of...
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Bits Blog: Uber and Lyft HaveThough Uber and Lyft have become bitter enemies recently, in many places, they both offer ubiquitous, cheap and mostly high-quality service.
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iPhone 6 pricing will start atThe iPhone 6 is already set to be one of the biggest devices released in 2014, but one major factor remains unknown: the price. Some believe the iPhone 6 will be priced lower than the iPhone 5S due to... manufacturing changes, while some analysts predict a premium price for the larger screen. A new report suggests the iPhone 6 will, …
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Five reasons Apple's SeptemberNow that Apple has made their September 9 event official, the freak-out can begin. We think we know what we're getting, but Apple is still playing their cards close to their chest. Given the plethora... of leaks and rumors surrounding what is in Apple's pipeline, we can safely assume September 9 -- and what comes of it -- will be …
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Uber is in 24 new markets, 205Quick to deflect attention from its Lyft-sabotage controversy, Uber has moved into 24 new markets in the United States. The cities range from the podunk town of Bloomington, Indiana, to the college... town of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. In its blog post announcing the news, Uber threw out some frothy […] Uber is in 24 new markets, 205 cities, 45 countries, 6 continents originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.
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Amazon reportedly prepping 4KAmazon will begin streaming in 4K as early as October, according to a press release in which Samsung appears to have revealed the information. Samsung claims in a press release that its 4K/UHD TV line... will be able to support Amazon's Prime Instant Video UHD streaming service. The post Amazon reportedly prepping 4K streaming for tentative October launch appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Anti-Rape Nail Polish StumblesFour undergraduate students at North Carolina University came up with a fashionable attempt at preventing violence against women, and stumbled into a broader, fiery debate about rape and how society... addresses it The students, Ankesh Madan, Tyler Confrey-Maloney, Stephen Grey and Tasso Von Windheim, created a nail polish that detects chemicals commonly used to facilitate sexual assault. To use the product, the wearer of the nail polish simply stirs her drink with a painted finger, and the color of the nail polish will change if it detects common date rape drugs like Rohypnol, Xanax, and GHB (Gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid)
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Auditors want more controls on UConn salaries

Miami Herald - 28 Aug 2014 20:49
State auditors are recommending the University of Connecticut put more controls on the salaries the school pays professors and other professionals.
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The White House confirmed today the rumors that Todd Park, the nation's Chief Technical Officer and the spiritual leader of its effort to reform the way the government uses technology, is leaving his... post.
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Are Killer Robots on the Rise?

Wired - 28 Aug 2014 20:48
A recent New York Times article warned of the future dangers robots could pose to the humans who work alongside them. The article cited the 33 deaths robots caused in the industrial setting over the... past 30 years. While any death is unfortunate, let’s put that number into perspective. In the U.S. alone, there are 80 deaths […]
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What to expect from the Apple"Wish we could say more." You're so cheeky, Apple. The post What to expect from the Apple September 9th media event (now that it’s official) appeared first on AppleTell.
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[From AppleTell] After months--nay--a year of speculation, we can finally put those iPhone 6 rumors to rest with the officially announced Apple September 9th media event.
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No Descendants Are Left from the First Eskimos

Live Science - 28 Aug 2014 20:46
No Descendants Are Left fromA new study of human DNA -- and the largest genetics study yet of ancient peoples -- reveals that the Paleo-Eskimos are genetically distinct from both the Neo-Eskimos and modern Native Americans.
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Apple Sends Out Invites forApple wishes they could say more about their event on September 9th, invites for which just went out. Sadly, they cannot, but all rumors point to an iPhone 6 announcement on that day with the... possibility of an iWatch as well, so you’d better mark your calendars. For those of you who don’t know, the […]
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In Photos: Life in the ArcticLife the frigid Arctic is challenging, but humans have populated the region for thousands of years. Now, a new study suggests the first groups of people to live in the Arctic region of the Americas do... not have any descendents living today.
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Egypt militants post beheading video

Miami Herald - 28 Aug 2014 20:44
An al-Qaida-inspired militant group in Egypt has posted an online video showing the beheading of four men in the Sinai Peninsula accused of spying for Israel, whose bodies were found earlier this... month.
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Assassin's Creed Unity releaseUbisoft confirms that Assassin's Creed Unity, which was previously set to launch on October 28, will be delayed until November 11 so more time can be spent polishing off the game and getting it... release-ready. The post Assassin’s Creed Unity release delayed to November 11 appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Nokia will have its revenge onBusiness Korea has just published a very provocative piece that depicts a monstrous troll attacking its home country’s pride and joy, Samsung. That troll, you’ll be surprised to learn, is Nokia.... The reason for this is easy to understand: Samsung may be forced to pay one of the history’s biggest patent royalty sums to Nokia, and fellow Korean electronics titan LG is not scot free, either. What unleashed the beast in the Finnish company was its decision to sell its handset division to Microsoft a while back. As long as Nokia was a phone company, it was bound by a web of cross-licensing deals limiting how much it can charge for its thousands of handset-related patents. Nokia needed to use both essential and
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New Samsung smartwatch won'tWith the holiday shopping season coming, Samsung and LG unveiled small improvements to their computerized wristwatches to try to sway shoppers.
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Archos preps $149 WindowsWhen the words 'Windows tablet" are mentioned, we usually think of Microsoft's Surface Pro series and its four-figure price tag. But Archos has announced a small-form-factor Windows tablet for the... eye-catching price of $149. The Archos 80 Cesium tablet includes an 8-inch IPS screen offering 1,280x800 resolution, all for the price one usually associates with an Android tablet. Inside Archos has included an "Intel quad-core processor" of unknown design--Archos isn't divulging those details right now. The Cesium tablet is just one of the products Archos will be showing off next week at the IFA show in Berlin--including a complementary Archos Windows Phone, the Archos 40 Cesium. The $99, 4-inch phone runs Windows Phone 8.1, and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 quad-core processor....
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What's the Perfect SmartphoneNow that we have confirmation of Apple's next iPhone event being just around the corner , it's only a matter of days before we (very, very likely) see a bigger iPhone screen finally rounding out the... bunch. Which got us thinking--what's your ideal smartphone screen size?
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Uber expands: '55% of USThis week the folks at Uber have suggested that their vision of "UberEverywhere" is coming to fruition. With the addition of 24 new cities with Uber coverage, the company now has service in 205 cities... across 45 countries. Uber also suggests that they cover 55% of the United States population. As most of the population in the United States lives …
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Netflix confirms: TheNow we know how Netflix is going to put the cash from its recent price increase to use: The streaming service just acquired the rights to the popular Sony Pictures-produced NBC drama The Blacklist.... The deal cost Netflix a whopping $2 million per episode, according to […] Netflix confirms: The Blacklist will debut on the streaming service on 9/7 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.
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CBC News app completely revamped in latest update

Android Central - 28 Aug 2014 20:32
CBC News app completelyThe CBC (that's the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) has just completely scrapped and redone its CBC News app, bringing in a dramatically improved experience. All of your standard news categories,... including a breaking news ticker and regionalized updates based on where you live, are all here in a new native app that isn't exactly revolutionary but is dramatically better than what they had before.
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Young Boy Eloquently Explains  A well-spoken young boy attempts to articulate why he’s upset that his Mom is pregnant when she already has TWO amazing children (in himself and his baby sister). An entertaining exchange between... a mother and her son.    
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The Compact Folding Bow isWe’re relatively safe in day-to-day activities, but there’s always the fear that our current state of life is going to change drastically. Civilization as we know it could come crashing down, and... we would hardly know how to feed ourselves let alone keep safe from others who are up to no good. It’s in everyone’s best interest to learn some form of self-defense even when you don’t face daily threats, but if ...
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Each week, TUAW provides readers with an update on new or significant crowdfunded Apple-related projects in the news. While our policy is to not go into detail on items that haven't reached at least... 80 percent of their funding goal, this update is...
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The Market Basket Saga Is theIt seems the summer has been plagued by bad news, from the worst Ebola outbreak yet to the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukrainian airspace to the death of Michael Brown and the... subsequent protests that filled Ferguson, Missouri Which make feel-good stories all the sweeter In June, the board of Market Basket, a chain of supermarkets spanning New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine, fired CEO Arthur T. Demoulas. A long-running feud in the Demoulas family over the direction of Market Basket prompted the firing; in mid-2013, during Arthur T.'s tenure, the board began backing his cousin, Arthur S. Demoulas.
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NASA's Spitzer TelescopeNASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features: NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, possibly the result of a smashup between large asteroids.
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Astronaut Captures Aurora inAn astronaut living on the International Space Station posted this video of an aurora -- an atmospheric light display far above the earth.
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Second-hand e-cig smokeSecond-hand e-cig smoke has 10 times less particulate matter than regular cigarette smoke; but higher levels of certain toxic metals, a new study finds.
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Home is where the microbes are

Science Daily - 28 Aug 2014 20:27
Home is where the microbes areA person's home is their castle, and they populate it with their own subjects: millions and millions of bacteria. Scientists have detailed the microbes that live in houses and apartments. The results... shed light on the complicated interaction between humans and the microbes that live on and around us. Mounting evidence suggests that these microscopic, teeming communities play a role in human health and disease treatment and transmission.
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Electric current to brainStimulating a region in the brain via non-invasive delivery of electrical current using magnetic pulses, called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, improves memory. The discovery opens a new field of... possibilities for treating memory impairments caused by conditions such as stroke, early-stage Alzheimer's disease, traumatic brain injury, cardiac arrest and the memory problems that occur in healthy aging.
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Genomic sequencing revealsIn response to an ongoing, unprecedented outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa, a team of researchers has rapidly sequenced and analyzed more than 99 Ebola virus genomes. Their findings could... have important implications for rapid field diagnostic tests.
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From bite site to brain: HowRabies is usually transmitted through the bite of an infected animal into muscle tissue of the new host. From there, the virus travels all the way to the brain where it multiplies and causes the... usually fatal disease. A new article sheds light on how the virus hijacks the transport system in nerve cells to reach the brain with maximal speed and efficiency.
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Apple iWatch release date,Smartwatches are becoming the next big thing and while there are numerous options out there already - there is one company that has yet to grace us with its presence in the market. The Apple iWatch... has been the subject of rumours for over a year, with...
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Hewlett-Packard recalls 6H-P recalls 6 million fire-prone power cords          
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[From HomeTechTell] Bowers & Wilkins introduced new models of its CM Series of loudspeakers, which feature its Decoupled Double Dome tweeter technology.
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Informing NASA's AsteroidIn its history, the Earth has been repeatedly struck by asteroids, large chunks of rock from space that can cause considerable damage in a collision. Can we--or should we--try to protect Earth from... potentially hazardous impacts?
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The American Workday, By Profession

Slashdot - 28 Aug 2014 20:23
An anonymous reader writes NPR has created an interesting visualization of workday data from the American Time Survey. It shows what the typical working times are for each profession. You can see some... interesting trends, like which professions distribute their work throughout the day (firefighters and police), which professions take their lunch breaks the most seriously (construction), and which professions reverse the typical trends (food service). "Still, Americans work more night and weekend hours than people in other advanced economies, according to Dan Hamermesh and Elena Stancanelli's forthcoming paper (PDF). They found that about 27 percent of Americans have worked between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. at least once a week, compared with 19 percent in the U.K. and 13 percent in Germany."
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A new, tunable device for spintronics

Phys.org - 28 Aug 2014 20:22
Recently, the research group of Professor Jairo Sinova from the Institute of Physics at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in collaboration with researchers from the UK, Prague, and Japan, has for... the first time realised a new, efficient spin-charge converter based on the common semiconductor material GaAs. These results have recently been published in the journal Nature Materials.
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Infamous: First Light review:Despite being one of the standout console exclusives of 2014, Infamous: Second Son had one egregious flaw -- we never got to know any of the secondary characters. Some of the best moments of the... Infamous series revolve around the interactions between the protagonist and his companions, but Sucker Punch failed to flesh out the colorful cast in Second Son. Infamous: First Light is how they’re going to fill in the blanks. First Light is basically a condensed version of Second Son (…hence the name). There’s the (scaled-back) open world environment, the side missions, the collectables and even the melodramatic narrative. That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy the story -- it just doesn’t have much time to breathe. First Light
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If you didn't think the National Football League was really serious about its new digital network, think again. A mere week after arriving on the Apple TV, NFL Now is adding Yahoo Screen to the... growing list of platforms it is currently available in....
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Uber's continuing on its mission to wind up London's black cabbies with its convenient and affordable service today, announcing it's cutting uberX fare prices in the capital by 15 percent. The cost of... UberEXEC and UberLUX tiers -- both with...
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Every year, the Emmy Awards--replete with stale jokes and predictable winners--can be somewhat of a disappointment. This year's show, though, was an especially big letdown for fans of the small... screen. Despite the artistic bravery shown by Thunder Levin and Anthony C. Ferrante, and the unparalleled performances of Tara Reid, Ian Ziering, and the rest of the cast, Sharknado--a film only surpassed in brilliance by its recently-aired sequel, Sharknado 2: The Second One--was completely shut out of the Emmy festivities.
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Toughen Up, Flyers. There's No“He’s in my lap!” cried the passenger in the window seat. I looked at the woman, and then at the man who was clearly not in her lap. He was close though, about a foot away, maybe? Sorry, I... mouthed. I handed her a can of Diet Coke and a cup of ice and communicated to her in words I knew she’d understand: “Unfortunately he’s allowed to be in your lap.” See also: Crew Life, Mile-High Selfies and Our Lasting Obsession With Flight Attendants There are certain topics I avoid in polite conversation: Politics, religion, and the right to recline on an airplane. People feel very strongly about these things, and if the conversation gets heated there’s nowhere to hide — especially if you are on an airplane, 30,000 feet above the ground. In 18 years as a flight attendant, there has...
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SCG 003 supercar could get aJames Glickenhaus' SCG 003 supercar could get two very interesting engines. Racing versions will reportedly use a Honda-based twin-turbocharged V6, while road cars will get a twin-turbo V12. The post... SCG 003 supercar could get a twin-turbo V12 to match its bona fide racing pedigree appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Why You Should Worry About TheSo many companies have been hacked in the past year that news of another major data breach has become almost routine. Yet, there may be new reasons to be concerned about JPMorgan Chase announcing... Thursday that it is investigating a possible cyberattack. The attack, which appears to be a coordinated one against multiple banks, is a sign that hackers have found a way to breach perhaps the most protected computer systems in the American economy. While numerous retailers and grocery stores have been attacked by hackers over the past year, experts say the computer security at those places was relatively porous. Successful attacks against banks, however, are unusual because the financial sector has perhaps the strongest security of any industry, said Jacob Olcott, a cybersecurity expert at Good...
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No Picnic Safe: Smart Bears Use Tools

Live Science - 28 Aug 2014 20:15
No Picnic Safe: Smart BearsA new study may upend some assumptions about bear smarts.
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Samsung supplier factory foundBut Samsung says allegations China-based supplier HEG Electronics employes children under the age of 16 at its facility are false.
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[From EntertainmentTell] Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies really don't have the cultural cachet they once had. When I was a kid Bugs Bunny was an ever-present figure who didn't just appear in your... favorite cartoon shows, he also appeared on the T-shirts of the morbidly obese and made it a point to passive-aggressively hector you into not taking drugs or scalding yourself with hot water.
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Scientists show how wind and ice move 'sailing rocks' across Death Valley lake bed
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Announcing The Full Agenda For TechCrunch Disrupt hits San Francisco September 6-10 at its new home at Pier 48, and we’re excited to announce the full agenda. The event will span five days and feature industry titans, noted... thought leaders and experienced entrepreneurs. General admission tickets are still available. Luminaries like Peter Thiel, Vinod Khosla and Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen will speak. Unicorn club…
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I Flew Like a Bird Using Oculus Rift

Gizmodo - 28 Aug 2014 20:12
I Flew Like a Bird UsingIt should be a truth universally acknowledged that any man or woman using Oculus Rift will look like a dumbass . As awesome as it is to experience Oculus Rift, to everyone else, you are a crazy person... with a black box strapped onto your face groping at thin air. And then I, of course, had to strap myself to some wings, stick my feet in the air, and flap my arms to Birdly--an ambitious virtual reality flying simulation.
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New Samsung smartwatch won't need companion phone, LG to join Motorola with round-face watch
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Why It Matters Where AppleApple's September event, where the company is expected to reveal the iPhone 6 and iWatch, will be held at the same venue where Steve Jobs first unveiled the Mac personal computer in 1984. Apple... meticulously manages every detail when it comes to product roll outs, even down to venue choice. So the selection of the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, California, raised more than a few eyebrows when the invitations for the Sept. 9 event went out on Thursday See also: 10 Free iPhone Apps You'll Use Every Day A historic component is at work here. The Flint Center is a place where Apple might want to launch another groundbreaking device or twoIt could also mean that Apple wants to put on a bigger show with a bigger audience.
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Ebola Virus Likely EnteredAn international team of scientists — some of whom succumbed to the virus during the course of their research — has sequenced 99 Ebola virus genomes from 78 patients in Sierra Leone, creating a... valuable trove of genetic data for scientists and health care workers struggling to bring the growing outbreak under control The study increased the amount of genomic data available on the Ebola virus by four-fold, according to a press release See also: 3 Basic Reasons You Shouldn't Freak Out About Ebola According to the World Health Organization, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are now known, and vastly higher than the largest outbreak-to-date, which included about 400 cases.
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What's Apple's huge iPhone 6There's a really, really big box sitting near the Flint Center. It's only a bit over a week before Apple's next event here, and a massive white structure is being worked on which will likely be... unveiled in full on the 9th of September, 2014. Inside this box may very well be an environment in which the iPhone 6 can …
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Strangleweed's Novel Tactics

Slate - 28 Aug 2014 20:08
Strangleweed, also known as dodder, uses sharp appendages to puncture host plants and siphon off sugars--but researchers writing in Science say that's not all it does.
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Apple to unveil next productsApple's latest product launch will be in a setting that holds a special place in its history, signaling how big this event is for the company.
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Miranda July's New App WillNobody explores the space between intimacy and technology quite like Miranda July. The performance artist, writer and filmmaker continually investigates the shapes of interconnectedness in the digital... age, through films like "Me and You and Everyone We Know" and art initiatives like "We Think Alone," in which July's famous friends forwarded their intimate emails to your inbox. Now July has created an app that will blur the line between digital and personal interaction, and it's called "Somebody." Basically, instead of texting your friend, lover or desired text recipient, your message will be sent to a "Somebody" user in close proximity of the intended receiver, who will then deliver the message in person. You can attach personal touches to your text message, adding actions like "crying,"...
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Smash! Aftermath of ColossalThe researchers detected a huge disk of dusty debris around a sunlike star called NGC-2547 ID8. The cloud was likely spawned when two planetary building blocks slammed into each other just two years... ago or so, scientists said.
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Qualcomm teases IFA reveal ofQualcomm used its Twitter account today to issue a teaser message, stating that next week's IFA trade show in Berlin will feature "a Snapdragon powered multi-core 64-bit smartphone."
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Yekra's embeddable movieLike many aspiring producers, Lee Waterworth learned quickly that getting movies into theaters and then getting people to go to screenings is tough.
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Stephen Hawking delivers theNo one is more aware of how hard it is to live with ALS than Stephen Hawking, the world’s most famous physicist who has been suffering from an ALS-related condition for decades now. Because of this,... we knew it was only a matter of time before we saw Hawking pop up in an “Ice Bucket Challenge” video of his own to help raise funds for finding a cure for ALS. FROM EARLIER: Elon Musk engineers the most elaborate 'Ice Bucket Challenge' contraption we've yet seen Unfortunately, Hawking said that he couldn’t take the Ice Bucket Challenge himself because he had pneumonia last year. However, he did recruit his three children Robert, Lucy and Tim to take the challenge on his
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Hyperlapse is the newest standalone app from Instagram, and it's attracting plenty of praise for bringing easy time-lapse capabilities and unmatched image stabilization to the mobile world in a simple... way. It's not only the newest way to make the mundane look cool, it's inspiring fresh takes on mobile videos -- and it's only two days old. The app has been replacing Ice Bucket Challenge videos on social feeds across the world with stabilized time-lapse videos of drives home, passing clouds,...
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Compact PEN E-PL7 is Olympus'You know the selfie phenomenon has gone into overdrive when camera companies make a point to create products that help users easily take self-portraits, like the new PEN E-PL7 from Olympus. The post... Compact PEN E-PL7 is Olympus’ Micro Four Thirds response to the selfie craze appeared first on Digital Trends.
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You've Got Face Mites

Wired - 28 Aug 2014 20:01
There are mites living on you right now. YOU. Yes, you.
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It’s a well-known fact that development project failures, and the necessary accompanying re-work, are common in our industry. Though many have given up on attempts to remediate the situation, the... Cost of Poor Quality (CoPQ) can be controlled. At the root of the issue is a general lack of concern for CoPQ from development and […]
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[From GamerTell] Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2 is getting localized too!
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Rumor: Apple to announceNo word on when it'll be ready to ship, however. The post Rumor: Apple to announce iWatch on September 9th appeared first on AppleTell.
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[From AppleTell] According to a new report from Re/code, Apple is ready to announce the highly anticipated iWatch on September 9th, alongside the two new iPhones.
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Now you can record game clipsThe hot new thing is to record your epic gaming feats on your current-generation consoles like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, sharing your amazing skills with the world via Google’s YouTube or... Amazon’s Twitch TV. Microsoft just made it…
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Cloud Note-Taking App Notability has emerged as one of the favorite apps for students who wish to take notes during class while also recording audio of their lectures. The app, which was already available for the iPhone... and iPad, is now bringing all the same functionality to the desktop, rounding out all the places where its users might want to access their notes.
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Housemates may share more than a Netflix subscription and a mortgage - they also host an abundance of shared microbes, which significantly shape a home's overall micro-environment, according to a new... study. Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago have found that the communities of microbes living in individual homes are unique and identifiable, meaning humans sharing a home have a similar microbial "aura." And, these microbial
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Watching the structure ofGlass has many applications that call for different properties, such as resistance to thermal shock or to chemically harsh environments. Glassmakers commonly use additives such as boron oxide to tweak... these properties by changing the atomic structure of glass. Now researchers at the University of California, Davis, have for the first time captured atoms in borosilicate glass flipping from one structure to another as it is placed under high pressure.
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Radio telescopes settleAstronomers have used a worldwide network of radio telescopes to resolve a controversy over the distance to a famous star cluster--a controversy that posed a potential challenge to scientists' basic... understanding of how stars form and evolve. The new work shows that the measurement made by a cosmic-mapping research satellite was wrong.
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Moving home? Your microbes will make the trip too

New Scientist - 28 Aug 2014 20:00
Families have identifiable collections of microbes that travel with them. It can take just 24 hours for the microbes to take over a new house
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Let me start by saying that I never in a million years would have thought that BioShock -- one of the most atmospheric and gorgeous shooters I've ever played on console and PC -- would ever make its... way to iOS. The fact that it exists at all is an...
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Asking for Advice Makes YouEven if you believe in the whole "There's no such thing as a stupid question" mantra, sometimes you'd just rather hold your tongue than look stupid. New research suggests, however, that you'll appear... more competent to others if you ask for advice rather than keeping quiet.
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Why a 12-inch iPad is Almost Certain

The Mac Observer - 28 Aug 2014 20:00
Why a 12-inch iPad is AlmostWhy do people stand in line every year for a new iPhone? Why is iPhone technology changing so fast? Conversely, why are iPad sales more or less ho-hum? Why isn't iPad technology exploding? John... Martellaro reflects on the situation.
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Taming of the bunny rewrote rabbit genome

New Scientist - 28 Aug 2014 20:00
When rabbits were domesticated, around 100 regions of their genome changed to make them less fearful, but the variations are not fixed
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Patient Zero Believed to Be Sole Source of Ebola Outbreak

Scientific American - 28 Aug 2014 20:00
Patient Zero Believed to BeBy pinpointing the virus’s source, a new report validates steps health care workers are taking to battle the disease   --
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New Samsung smartwatch won'tWith the holiday shopping season coming, Samsung and LG unveiled small improvements to their computerized wristwatches to try to sway shoppers.
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Small molecule acts as on-offBiochemists have identified the developmental on-off switch for Streptomyces, a group of soil microbes that produce more than two-thirds of the world's naturally derived antibiotic medicines. Their... hope now would be to see whether it is possible to manipulate this switch to make nature's antibiotic factory more efficient.
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SoCal Uber drivers align withWeeks after San Francisco cab drivers formed a union in hopes that solidarity would offer a solution to the onslaught of on-demand transportation startups, Uber drivers in Southern California are... taking their own steps toward organization in the hopes of earning better treatment from their contract employer. According to a press release issued yesterday by the California App-Based Drivers’ Association (CADA), the recently formed group has formalized an […]
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Samsung's Gear S gives theA standalone smartwatch sounds wonderful, as long as you don't think about it too much.
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A confirmed 'fit:' Optus 10 isArianespace Press Releases: Preparations continue to move ahead for Arianespace's Ariane 5 Flight VA218, as the Optus 10 spacecraft has undergone its fit-check and fueling for a dual-passenger mission... targeted for September 11 from French Guiana.
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Deutsche Telekom could partT-Mobile's majority owner has already rejected one offer from French carrier Iliad and watched its deal with Sprint fall apart.
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Microsoft Azure Now Supports Back in June, Microsoft announced that it would bring support for managing Docker containers with the help of Google’s open-source Kubernetes tool to Azure and today, it is making good on this... promise. Most of the work on this integration was done by Microsoft Open Technologies, the company’s subsidiary for working on open-source technologies and interfacing with the open-source…
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Microsoft's OneDrive AndroidMicrosoft's updated OneDrive for Android cloud storage app adds support for OneDrive for Business.
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Hands-on: Olympus Pen E-PL7 review

Pocket-lint - 28 Aug 2014 19:52
Hands-on: Olympus Pen E-PL7Your eyes do not deceive you: the Olympus Pen E-PL7 has an LCD screen that can be angled to sit beneath the camera. That makes it the apparent perfect selfie machine, giving it a key sell that few... other compact system cameras can offer. But otherwise...
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We've all got memories we wish we could view less negatively. Some are trivial, like that drunken display at the office party; some are serious and create genuine psychological challenges. So far,... researchers have figured out how to create false...
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Ivy-Covered Extension CablesWe live and die by the cord; the energy tethers are everywhere--powering our portable gadgets and stay-at-home decor--and they're pretty much always a tangled, unsightly mess. We need them, but... they're ugly... Unless! Unless you could disguise the longuns in an artful sprawl of faux-ivy, like you lived in some kind of fantasy world where electricity came naturally from houseplants.
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For the third time now, Amazon is unleashing a new batch of pilots on the public. What started as a kind of cutesy gambit--watch all the shows and vote on which you like best! Pilot season in the... hands of the people!--with a bunch of ad hoc, loosey-goosey series (a musical set among interns at an online magazine, for example), has morphed into a more polished bid for seriousness. The latest group of shows, three comedies and two dramas, reflects Amazon's continued, if not quite yet ascendant, efforts to compete with premium cable and Netflix, the big boys of original programming. Each of the five new series is attached to some sort of established name. First and foremost among these names is Whit Stillman.
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TMO Daily Observations: 2014-08-28

The Mac Observer - 28 Aug 2014 19:50
TMO Daily Observations:If's official: Apple is hosting a special media event on September 9, presumably to introduce the new iPhone 6. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin and join Jeff Gamet to talk about what they expect... from the media event, and they also discuss whether or not Parallels Desktop 10 is a worthy upgrade.
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In-App Is An App That Searches In Your Apps

TechCrunch - 28 Aug 2014 19:48
In-App Is An App That Searches Are users itching for a better way to search through the information contained within their mobile apps, bypassing the web and traditional search? Developer Steve Taylor decided to find out, and is... now launching an iOS application called In-App which is essentially a Google-like search engine where links automatically open up your apps when tapped. This is made possible via “deep…
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How Our Growing Obsession WithPaperback readers, rejoice! It turns out reading books on e-readers doesn't give your brain the same experience as those paper books gathering dust on your bookshelf. A new study by European... researchers found that recollection of plot points and story lines were "significantly" worse for readers who
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Preview: 100 turns withI got my second taste of Civilization: Beyond Earth earlier this week. Before you get excited though, know this--I only got 100 turns. That's double my initial preview's 50 turn maximum, but still a... paltry amount of time in terms of any Civilization game. It was basically enough time to start the game, construct a few buildings, research four or five technologies, and then end. I've still experienced very little of the end game's special units, win conditions, or diplomacy. What I have experienced is...well, Civilization V really.
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Singularity University's GSPLast week, Singularity University hosted the Closing Ceremony of its 2014 Graduate Studies Program, the pinnacle of an annual program that brought 80 entrepreneurs and visionaries from 35 countries to... Silicon Valley for an intense 10-week crash course on exponential technologies and global grand challenges. Now in its sixth year, the event was a celebration […]
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Today, Amazon Studios posted a fresh batch of five TV pilots as part of its year-old, semi-crowdsourced production efforts. This third season, which includes two hour-long dramas and three half-hour... comedies, indicates a stepping up on Amazon's part, particularly in terms of who's behind the camera: this time around, the roster includes Shaun Cassidy, creator of American Gothic, Marc Forster (World War Z), and Steven Soderbergh, who in his return from "retirement" has really taken to the...
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Netflix vs. Healthcare.gov

Slate - 28 Aug 2014 19:43
What could possibly have motivated the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to refuse to release even a single document about the healthcare.gov site's security in response to a Freedom of... Information Act request submitted by the Associated Press? The AP announced that its request had been refused last week and, by way of explanation, cited a statement from CMS spokesman Aaron Albright that "releasing this information would potentially cause an unwarranted risk to consumers' private information." It's hard to imagine that any documents the agency could have released would have generated more doubts about the site's security than those remarks. The best way to protect the site--and its users--would be to stop defending it against legitimate questions and release some of the requested...
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The best Android action gamesSkip the IAPs with these outstanding Android action games Are you tired of being nickeled-and-dimed by freemium Android games? Had enough of gems and timers and boosts? That's certainly the popular... opinion we get when we talk about freemium, so we've rounded up our favorite action games in the Google Play Store that do away with all of that, and provides the absolute maximum of product up-front. We're focusing on reflex-driven games here, but we've got a few others kicking around in our global roundup of the best non-freemium Android games. Go ahead, dive in, and let us know what you think of our top ten action Android games without IAPs in the comments.
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This Truck Shakes the GroundThe shaking of minor earthquakes can feel like a garbage truck driving by. T-Rex is no plain old garbage truck though. The 64,000-pound "mobile hydraulic shaker" is designed specifically to make the... ground rattle and jolt--all so scientists can study how the ground reacts to earthquakes.
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LG G Watch R could retail for 299 euro

Android Central - 28 Aug 2014 19:41
LG G Watch R could retail forOn the heels of LG announcing the G Watch R, a German press release for the new smartwatch may have let slip as to just how much you can expect to shell out this fall should you want to get your hands... on one. According to the release, the G Watch R will retail for a "recommended" price of 299 euros -- a full 100 euros over the cost of the G Watch. As always with these types of devices, regional rates apply. The G Watch R will most likely be more expensive in the U.S. as well, but probably not the straight conversion of $393 in this case.
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Porn more popular on AndroidWhile iOS may boast better usage stats than rival mobile platforms, Android is top when it comes to viewing adult videos on the web. Pornhub’s latest figures reveal that Google’s operating system... accounts for almost half of all views from smartphones, but…
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An anonymous reader writes Mozilla has rolled out directory tiles, the company's advertising experiment for its browser's new tab page, to the Firefox Nightly channel. We installed the latest browser... build to give the sponsored ads a test drive. When you first launch Firefox, a message on the new tab page informs you of the following: what tiles are (with a link to a support page about how sponsored tiles work), a promise that the feature abides by the Mozilla Privacy Policy, and a reminder that you can turn tiles off completely and choose to have a blank new tab page. It's quite a lot to take in all at once.
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NASA's Hubble and Spitzer telescopes have been used to examine a distant elliptical galaxy known as Sparky. The observations represent the first glimpse at the earliest stages of massive galaxy... construction, shedding light on an area of frenzied star production in the early universe. ..
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Microsoft now supportsMicrosoft Azure now supports the management of Docker clusters using the Google-developed Kubernetes framework. What's more, Microsoft has also open sourced a visual tool for managing those clusters... via a graphical user interface. The company has moved fast since announcing support for the project in July. Microsoft now supports Google’s Kubernetes on Azure, and has open sourced a visual UI for it originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.
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More photos of the structureIn addition to officially announcing its special event to be held on September 9th where two new iPhones and the long rumored wearable device is expected to debut, Apple has begun to build some sort... of structure at the Flint Center for Performing Arts in Cupertino, California, as noted in our previous post. Additional images of the venue […]
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Invites from the Cupertino, Calif., electronics giant give almost no hints, saying "wish we could say more."
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Netflix orders French original series Marseille

Digital Trends - 28 Aug 2014 19:33
Netflix orders French originalThe home of House Of Cards orders up another political thriller with Netflix producing the French original series Marseille set in the French city. The post Netflix orders French original series... Marseille appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Fly with Confidence

ZDNet - 28 Aug 2014 19:32
Read how Spirit AeroSystems broke away from time consuming spreadsheets and how they've increased efficiency in the business.
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For many people the Flint Center for the Performing Arts is not a familiar venue for Apple events, but Apple has held previous events at this location.
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8 Bucket Challenges That Don'tYou scroll through Facebook and you can't escape them. Videos of your best friend, your college roommate, your cousin crowd the page, all with the same purpose: They've accepted the Ice Bucket... Challenge. Love or hate these super-soaked videos, we can't deny their effectiveness. The challenge has raised more than $80 million and counting for ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Celebrities like Chris Pratt, Matt Damon and Bill Gates have taken the challenge, not to mention dozens of other celebrities. See also: Chill Out: Your #IceBucketChallenge Donations Are in Good Hands Like any viral activity, copycats are branching off of the same challenge, some simply mocking it for wasting clean water. From dirt to wine, to dust and sand, these alternative challenges have found other ways to show...
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The Only Person Who's Naked inThere’s something to be said for thinking outside the box and turning an idea on its head, and that’s exactly what photographer Trevor Christensen is doing with his hilarious and surprisingly... thought-provoking series, Nude Portraits. That’s because there aren’t actually any nude people in his portraits… the only person who’s naked during the photo shoot […]
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This Mac Pro-powered OK GoJust take a look at that beast above, posted by lead singer and guitarist for nerdtastic rock band OK Go, Damian Kulash. The Instagram photo, captioned “There is a machine that makes OK Go videos.... This is that machine.” Founded…
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Peter Guest discovers how studying the way diseases jump from animals to humans sometimes means wrestling pigs in a slum that doesn't officially exist
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Make a Motion-Triggered NightIf you're tired of bumping into things when you get out of bed in the middle of the night, this DIY project may be for you. LEDs mounted under the bed turn on when you get up or approach the bed, but... only if the room is dark.
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Netflix adding a TV show to its streaming library isn't usually a big deal, but things are a little different when that show is one of a major network's biggest new titles. Deadline reports that... Netflix is picking up streaming right for NBC's The Blacklist, which became a breakout success last year and reportedly saw around 12 million viewers on each episode. Its first season will reportedly begin streaming next weekend on Netflix, which is the only place that it'll be found online for a while. The series, which follows a fugitive who partners with the FBI to track down other criminals, will begin its second season on NBC in late September. Netflix is said to be paying handsomely for exclusive initial streaming rights, handing over $2...
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Microsoft has been working hard to make Xbox One SmartGlass more useful and appealing for users, and it's doing a great job so far. The most recent update to the app, however, may just be its best... yet. Most notably, you can now record Xbox One game...
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Dyson teaser video forDyson has just posted a new teaser video to YouTube, and while the footage is fairly cryptic, there are hints that suggest it'll soon release a robot vacuum on September 4th The post Dyson teaser... video for “Project N223” hints at potential robotic vacuum launch appeared first on Digital Trends.
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27 People Who Can't HandleBy now you've already heard the purr-turbing news that beloved character Hello Kitty is not a cat. And then you heard that she is, instead, a British schoolgirl named Kitty White, born to parents... George and Mary White Then you collected the pieces of your broken childhood to learn that, while she is not a cat, she may also not be a human. And then you heard she is a cartoon, but not a cat still, and actually a motif/personification See also: 10 '90s Cartoon Characters Living Fashionable Adult Lives Then your mind exploded So what's been going on with this adorable feline who once (and maybe still does) graced our notebook covers and bedazzled t-shirts?
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Our first question when we saw the pics of the huge stage Apple is hammering into place at the already cavernous Flint Center is: what are they going to show off there? Has Craig Federighi’s hair... become too inflated for…
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With rock-bottom prices for phones that have superior specs in its class to begin with, Xiaomi is redefining what value-for-money means in India.
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3D printed Apple Pi Mac: DIYThis week we've had a tiny chat with the creators of the tiniest Mac ever made. With the power of 3D printing and Raspberry Pi, Adafruit Industries have created a Mac desktop computer that works with... a 2.8-inch display - it's nearly pocketable! It's relatively easy to make yourself, too! The 3D Printed Mac Pi works with a Raspberry Pi …
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[AppleTell] BioShock for iOS now available

Technology Tell - 28 Aug 2014 19:18
[From AppleTell] BioShock for iOS brings the full experience of the original action-adventure, first-person shooter to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
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BioShock for iOS now available

AppleTell - 28 Aug 2014 19:18
BioShock for iOS now availableNaysayers be damned, this is fantastic news for mobile gamers. The post BioShock for iOS now available appeared first on AppleTell.
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Join CNET Wednesday for Galaxy"Critically important" Unpacked event is expected to feature a new Galaxy Note and more on Samsung's 3G smartwatch alongside other products. We'll be live streaming from Berlin.
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Apple builds massive sideApple just made its September 9 iPhone/iWatch event official by sending out press invites that revealed pretty much nothing other than the date of the event. To add to the mystery of what could be an... Apple double-feature, with both the…
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Code/red: Insert Bad iPhonePlus, Apple announces its big event and the best Amazon customer service chat ever.
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As the rumors foretold, Apple will be holding a media event September 9th. Invitations to members of the press just went out this morning.
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[From GadgeTell] Google-powered Chromebooks may have had the upper hand against Windows-based notebooks thus far in affordability, allowing them to surprisingly break into the mainstream PC décor.
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Interactions.org Newsdigest 28 August 2014

Interactions - 28 Aug 2014 19:15
The sun as Borexino sees it in real time -- Do we live in a 2-D hologram? -- New UK facility aims to protect next generation microchips from cosmic ray chaos -- Experiment tests whether universe is a... hologram -- Quark quartet fuels quantum feud -- Underground experiment confirms what powers the sun -- Supernova find backs dark energy and universe expansion -- Chinese team is catching up in hunt for dark matter -- Science's Big Data Problem -- Awakening the potential of plasma acceleration -- China pursues 52 km collider project -- New quantum theory could explain the flow of time -- Radical new theory could kill the multiverse hypothesis -- Hints of mysterious particle detected in 'Big Bang soup' -- High-powered Dark Energy Camera can see billions of light years away -- Strontium's 'spin...
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Be the Envy of the Breakroom,If you ever take your lunch to work, Rubbermaid's interlocking Lunch Blox system is a great space saver. Several Lunch Blox kits are on sale from Amazon, today only, along with a couple of carrying... bags, and even a few shaker bottles. [Up to 40% off Rubbermaid Products]
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[From GadgeTell] Well, would you look at that, Alcatel and T-Mobile's unlikely love story carries on, with Magenta once again scoring exclusivity rights on two of the little known manufacturer's... budget Android soldiers.
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Apple has a lot to showcase on September 9th, and apparently it's not sparing any expense for the big occasion. MacRumors reports that Apple has quietly been building a massive, three-story structure... at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts, the venue that's hosting Apple's event. The area, which is on De Anza College's Cupertino campus, has been barricaded off and is said to be surrounded by security. Unsurprisingly, college officials aren't offering any hint as to what's behind those white walls, saying only, "We are not at liberty to discuss that due to client wishes." With two iPhones and the company's mythic wearable reportedly set for a grand reveal, the September 9th is already drawing plenty of speculation. The humungous size...
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Apple announces Sept. 9 event;Apple made it official: The company Thursday issued media invitations to a Sept. 9 event in Cupertino, Calif., where the company is expected to unveil the latest iPhone 6 and maybe more.
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As Apple tries to save theToday, Apple announced the lineup of its eighth iTunes Festival, which will feature Deadmau5, Kasabian, Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams and Kylie Minogue. The annual concert, which will be streamed to... more than 100 countries, has become an important tool in Apple’s attempts to preserve the all-holy album which, ironically, the company helped kill when it launched the iTunes Store in 2003, forever severing individual songs from albums. Now Spotify is doing to […]
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Samsung seems to have two operating philosophies when it comes to its mobile devices. First, that more is more. Second, that bigger is better. It seems to be working OK for Samsung, but neither is... necessarily true.
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When I saw that Apple was going to hold their Sept. 9 event at the Flint Center for Performing Arts, I thought I would take a drive over and see if anything was happening. To be honest, I didn't... expect much because all of the work would be going on inside--I was wrong.
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Calling All Nerds! New Sci-FiIf you've ever wanted to travel to the planet Arrakis, or you've made it a point to become fluent in Klingon, this may be a job for you.
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Google+: How to log out of a secondary account

Android Central - 28 Aug 2014 19:09
Google+: How to log out of aPart of the "One account, all of Google" thing we wrote about recently is that it brings all of your services and data together on your android device once you log in. But sometimes, you don't need... all of your accounts on all of your apps. Such as Google+. I have a professional account (well, professional-looking account, anyway), and all I do with it is apply for jobs. I don't need it in Google+, I only need it in Gmail, and so, I'm logging it out of Google+. Or maybe your business uses Google Apps, and so you've got a superfluous Google+ account with it, too. Here's how you can silence that second account forever, without actually deleting it.
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Panel backs $1.25M for drone research in Nevada

Miami Herald - 28 Aug 2014 19:09
Nevada lawmakers are kicking in $1.25 million to help get the state's fledgling drone testing industry off the ground.
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How To Use Dropbox's New Pro Tools

Gizmodo - 28 Aug 2014 19:09
How To Use Dropbox's New ProGood news, cloud storage fans! Dropbox has slashed its storage prices , simplified its plans, and rolled in a glut of new tools for paying customers, some of which were previously only available to... Business accounts. Here's a brief tour of some of the new features you'll get if you decide to pony up $10 per month or $100 per year.
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'The Walking Dead: Season 2'As Telltale Games releases the final episode of its five-part second season of The Walking Dead, has the hugely popular game of tough choices, impossible decisions and wretched situations in the... scrabble to survive after a zombie apocalypse become any cheerier?
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For tinkerers and people who love programming complicated projects, devices like the Raspberry Pi and Arduino are amazing, but for those without technical knowledge, they can be a terrifying... proposition. A new device called Verve 2 aims to bring the functionality of these devices to the masses without the need for programming skills. ..
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How Municipal Broadband Dies

TechCrunch - 28 Aug 2014 19:05
How Municipal Broadband Dies Municipal broadband has become a surprisingly debated topic on the national level, after Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler indicated that he believes that the FCC has the... legal “power” to “preempt state laws that ban competition from community broadband.” In response to that assertion, House Republican worked legislatively to curb the…
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[From EntertainmentTell] Finally, FX is getting serious about its original comedy programming.
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LG's newest smartwatch is the most normal-looking smartwatch yet.
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Tech is replacing fashion for teens

The Verge - 28 Aug 2014 19:02
The prevailing argument among media types is that Apple's $3 billion purchase of Beats makes sense if Apple is trying to transform from primarily a technology company to a fashion brand, perhaps akin... to Yves St. Laurent and Burberry (both companies from which Apple hired big name executives). But what if the trend is moving in the opposite direction? A New York Times piece on the back-to-school shopping habits of the coveted teen demographic reveals that, in fact, technology is quickly becoming more of a status symbol than fashion. As the Times quotes one teen:
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Tilt, The Startup Formerly Tilt, the group funding startup that recently chopped its name down from its former moniker “Crowdtilt”, announced today that it’s chopping its fees, too. The San Francisco company has dropped... the fees on its “Collect” feature, which lets groups of people pool money together for shared causes or events, such as parties, group vacations, and gifts for friends…
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Bank hack attack: What you should do

USA Today - 28 Aug 2014 19:01
Bank hack attack: What youSteps consumers can take to protect against online financial hackers and scammers          
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Bits Blog: With $30 MillionThe idea behind the company, according to co-founder Linden Tibbets, is to give people more creative control over the many online services they use on a daily basis.
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Earlier this year, I passed on buying Watch Dogs, a game I had been tentatively excited about for over a year. There were a lot of reasons for this, but one specific plot point clinched it: Aiden... Pearce was yet another man motivated by villains killing a woman (or in this case, a girl) he cared about. Arthur Gies' review in Polygon confirmed my growing worries, writing that "female characters in Watch Dogs are victims, to be kidnapped or murdered in the interest of plot or character...
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SternisheFan writes: I am not a "gamer," per se. I grew up on "old school" arcade/Atari-type games. My question is: What are the very best games to own? Let's assume platform is irrelevant — any... console, any computer, any operating system, any mobile device. I'd just like to know what you think are the most indispensable games to have in your collection. Let's expand this to include board games and other tabletop games as well. What games do you make sure to always have on hand for get-togethers?
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[From GamerTell] Skyrim Mods breath new life into a loved game. (Especially if you want to be a bard!)
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Mamma Mia! 'Mario' and 'Luigi'What happened when Charles Martinet took Mario and Luigi on a trip to Chile.
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Russia Invaded Ukraine, 'RT PLZ'

Mashable - 28 Aug 2014 19:00
Russia Invaded Ukraine, 'RTThis is war in the 21st century. As reports began to emerge that two columns of tanks and at least 1,000 Russian troops were rolling into southeastern Ukraine from Russia, the Ukrainians fired back... Wednesday with a volley of hashtags. #UkraineUnderAttack #RussiaInvadedUkraine RT PLZ pic.twitter.com/KMM9ezqAfv — MFA of Ukraine (@MFA_Ukraine) August 27, 2014 "#UkraineUnderAttack #RussiaInvadedUkraine RT PLZ," Ukraine's foreign ministry tweeted, alerting the world of the breach at its borders. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko hasn't called the Russian actions an "invasion," saying only that Russian forces have "entered" Ukraine and referring to a "rapid escalation" in the region
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The Freelancer's Guide to Time Management

Life Hacker - 28 Aug 2014 19:00
The Freelancer's Guide to TimeTime management is a challenge for all of us, but we freelancers face a unique set of issues when it comes to making the most of our time. Not only are we juggling projects, we're juggling several... clients and simultaneously trying to find new work. Here are some time management strategies freelancers and small business owners should have in their arsenal.
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Judge rebuffs Apple's effortSamsung and Apple may have settled all of their international legal disputes, but the two tech giants are still busy duking it out here in the States. The latest news from the ongoing Apple/Samsung... legal saga is that Judge Lucy Koh recently rejected...
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How NYC Would Respond to anIt's been 30 years since the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man first squished through Manhattan. With Ghostbusters returning to theaters tomorrow for an anniversary run, we thought it appropriate to consider... a very serious question: How would New York City actually fight an evil god in the form of a marshmallow man? Stickiness and spoilers ensue.
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[From EntertainmentTell] The companion piece to "The Act of Killing," "The Look of Silence," is set to arrive in 2015
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All of the popular football apps are getting their annual update ahead of the NFL season kicking off September 4th, and the league's own option is doing the same. Thanks to the newfangled NFL Now... video service, national and personalized video feeds...
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You Should Email Our Boss

Slate - 28 Aug 2014 18:58
You can reach Dan at Dan.Kois@Slate.com.
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The Times of India's newThe Times of India's attempt to control what its reporters post on social-media accounts isn't surprising, but it is almost certain to fail -- and the more it tries to exert control, the less... effective those accounts will become The Times of India’s new social-media policy completely misses the point, and therefore will fail originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.
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Your future windshield willJaguar has promised its forthcoming mid-size XE sports sedan will offer a laser-based augmented reality head up display (HUD). So we decided to delve a bit more deeply into the system, how it works,... and what kind of roles it could play in the future of transportation. The post Your future windshield will look more like a see-through TV than a window appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Woman Killed By Art Car at Burning Man

Mashable - 28 Aug 2014 18:54
Woman Killed By Art Car atBLACK ROCK CITY, Nevada — The Burning Man festival, which attracts more than 50,000 people each year to the Nevada desert, saw its first traffic fatality in seven years early Thursday morning when a... woman was struck and killed by an art car The woman's name wasn't immediately released, pending notification of her next of kin. "Black Rock rangers and emergency services department staff are providing support to those affected," said Marian Goodell, CEO of Burning Man LLC. "Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends and campmates." See also: Burning Man Lockdown: What It Was Like on the Inside
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Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event

Miami Herald - 28 Aug 2014 18:54
Apple to unveil next productsApple will show off its newest products Sept. 9. The iPhone and iPad maker set the date in invitations mailed Thursday to reporters and others who typically come to see the unveiling of Apple's latest... twists on technology.
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Apple Confirms: It's HoldingApple confirmed that it will be holding a special event on September 9 in its hometown of Cupertino, Calif.  The company's coy teaser, "Wish we could say more," leaves us wondering what we can expect... here. If rumors hold true, we'll see new iPhones (which may include NFC mobile payments), iOS updates and even the long-awaited and hotly-debated Apple wearable device. 
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15 Portraits of Unrelated Doppelgangers

Twisted Sifter - 28 Aug 2014 18:51
15 Portraits of Unrelated  Have you ever met or seen another person that looked exactly like someone you know? If so, then you’ve encountered someone’s Doppelgänger. I’m not a look-alike! is an ongoing project by... François Brunelle (featured previously). For the last fourteen years the photographer has been taking black and white portraits of unrelated doppelgängers and he…
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Apple confirms special event in September

USA Today - 28 Aug 2014 18:51
Apple confirms special eventCompany hosting event September 9 in Cupertino.          
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Apple's iPhone 6 could sportThat age-old rumour about Apple adding NFC to the iPhone's connectivity options has surfaced again, just in time for the company's media event scheduled for early next month. According to Wired,... citing unnamed people familiar with the matter, Apple plans...
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The Italian government's has committed another 66.6 million euros to the design of a second-generation Cosmo-SkyMed radar satellite system.
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Apple expected to unveil iPhone with bigger screen, possible smartwatch at Sept. 9 event
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Minuum shows of morphing keyboard for iOS 8

Slash Gear - 28 Aug 2014 18:50
Minuum shows of morphingWe already knew Minuum was going to be an everywhere keyboard. Even during their crowd-funding push, they showed off several interesting concepts for their keyboard. While we still don't have the... "type from a piece of paper" keyboard they showed off, more useful options abound. Now the company is teasing their incoming iOS 8 keyboard -- and it's a doozy. …
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[From EntertainmentTell] AMC is taking the ''less is more" strategy with Better Call Saul teasers. If we've learned anything about Vince Gilligan, it's that he's telling us something when he seems to... be telling us nothing.
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IFTTT premium accounts soon asInternet-of-things and web service glue IFTTT (If This Then That) will soon launch premium accounts for greater flexibility, as the company celebrates $30m in new funding. The service works as a 21st... century exchange between products and services like Gmail, Facebook, Dropbox, SmartThings, and more, allowing simple "recipes" to be set up that prompt different functionality depending on various triggers. …
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Apple sends out invites toApple issued invitations to a press event on September 9. The iPhone 6 and perhaps the iWatch are expected to launch at the event. The post Apple sends out invites to September 9 event — Here comes... the iPhone 6! appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Far Out! Company Tracks Space Junk

ABC News - 28 Aug 2014 18:47
Far Out! Company Tracks SpaceNew facility will use lasers to track the scattered orbital debris.
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What the World Is Doing toIn recent weeks, several countries have committed to the fight against the Islamic State, the brutal militant group which has cut a bloody path through Syria and Iraq. See also: Why the Islamic State... Is Scarier Than al-Qaeda in Iraq In a savage campaign, the group has executed security forces, kidnapped women and driven civilians from their homes, creating a severe humanitarian crisis. Last week, the group released a video, depicting the beheading of the American journalist James Foley which also contained a threat to behead another reporter. The brutality of the group, however, has finally spurred nearly two dozen countries into action. On Wednesday, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced seven more countries had joined the effort against the Islamic State, with Albania, Canada,...
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The Promise And Perils Of 3D I’ve stopped writing about a few things recently, mostly because of fatigue. First, I’m not that interested in merchants accepting bitcoin – these little blips are primarily PR moves and... little else and I just don’t get as wound up about mass adoption of BTC as the true believers. I’m also not interested in covering crowdfunded 3D printers. Same problem: fatigue…
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Sprint rolling out freeToday, Sprint announced a new international WiFi calling option that lets its customers place calls to the US from over 100 countries at no additional charge. The new feature is now available to... Samsung Galaxy S4 owners via an over-the-air software update, however Sprint says that support will come to other devices (we’re assuming the […]
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What The Watch You Wear ToLast week, I asked some of our users on the @ForbesLife Twitter feed to take a picture of their favorite watch and tweet it to us. Here are some of the photos I received from people like you.
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The Moto 360 Killer Arrives,LG has revealed their second smartwatch, the LG G Watch R. The LG G Watch R is the second Android Wear device to be announced using the circular UI from Google's smartwatch OS, and as such it's going... to be in direct competition with the Moto 360.
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[From EntertainmentTell] The New York Times' Dave Itzkoff is working on a book about the late Robin Williams
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Metabones Officially AnnouncesMetabones already has an impressive lineup of Speed Boosters — the lens adapters that can bypass crop factors, increase maximum aperture and more — but they made headlines yesterday when they... added a much sought-after adapter to the lineup: the Canon EF to Micro Four-Thirds model. This new addition to Metabones' collection will effectively allow […]
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Pack Your Lunch in Style, SaveIf you ever take your lunch to work, Rubbermaid's interlocking Lunch Blox system is a great space saver. Several Lunch Blox kits are on sale from Amazon, today only, along with a couple of carrying... bags, and even a few shaker bottles. [Up to 40% off Rubbermaid Products]
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Louisiana loses a footballIf you compare a map of the Louisiana coastline in the 1920s to today, the difference is striking. About 1,883 square miles of land has just disappeared -- swallowed into the Gulf of Mexico. And each... year Louisiana loses more. In fact, roughly a football field's worth of land is lost every hour.
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A crèche of 30 dinosaur infants looked over by an older animal shows that even terrible lizards needed a night away from the kids
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The Tiniest Mistake May HaveAn extra zero or maybe a misplaced period — that's how small the error could be that led to a new nationwide Internet outage for Time Warner Cable customers. TWC announced on Wednesday evening that... its recent issues were due to a single mistake. The company's statement is full of jargon, but take a look for yourself: See also: 9 Absolutely Petrifying Places on the Internet During an overnight network maintenance activity in which we were managing IP addresses, an erroneous configuration was propagated throughout our national backbone, resulting in a network outage. We immediately identified and corrected the root cause of the issue and restored service by 7:30 a.m. ET. We apologize for any inconvenience this caused our customers. A failure of this size is very serious and we are taking...
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Apple has set Sept. 9 as the date for a big announcement.
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LCD Soundsystem, the punk-electronic dance band helmed by singer-songwriter James Murphy, broke up in 2011, but Murphy has been occupying his time with various side projects ever since. Now he's... teamed up with IBM to orchestrate the US Open, working with a developer to automate electronic-music algorithms that create sounds based on data from the matches. Every match so far has a beat, and it'll continue until the Open ends on September 8th. The results are gorgeous but ambient, although Murphy will apparently be remixing them into something more tuneful soon.
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Hello Kitty is not a cat?

CNET - 28 Aug 2014 18:40
Hello Kitty is not a cat?Thanks to an anthropologist's unusual discovery, we now know the iconic cartoon character is considered by Sanrio to be a girl, not a cat. Goodbye, Kitty. Hello...what exactly?
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Visual search to shop: gimmick or game changing?

Miami Herald - 28 Aug 2014 18:39
Visual search to shop: gimmickImagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them.
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"Water Tractor Beam" Makes a Splash

Physics Buzz - 28 Aug 2014 18:39
A new paper from researchers at the Australian National University is making waves in physics this month; the group claims to have developed a "tractor beam" of sorts. However, as is usual for claims... of science-fiction technology made real, there's a catch--it won't be useful for pulling in rogue spaceships, but it might one day find applications helping guide the path of steamships. The report details the creation of never-before-seen flow patterns using waves on the surface of water in a shallow tank that, paradoxically, draw objects toward the wave source. Counter-spiraling whirlpools create an axis along which floating objects will be drawn in. The water is ejected laterally, in the chaotic squiggly region. The new technique relies on mechanically-driven buoys that oscillate up and...
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Apple has sent out press invitations to an event on September 9, 2014. The invite, shown above courtesy of Wall Street Journal, is simple and cryptic, stating simply “Wish we could say more” and... displaying the date “9.9.2014″. The iPhone 6 is expected to be the star of the show, being offered in two sizes ...
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California's Underground Water War

The Atlantic - 28 Aug 2014 18:36
California's Underground WaterCalifornia has been the only western state without groundwater regulation--but now that looks set to change.
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Are We Living in a 2DDo we live in a 2D hologram? Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) are conducting an experiment to probe the nature of space-time.
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It's Official: Apple ConfirmsiThing fans, you can now begin your countdown.
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Visual search could change how we shop on phones and tablets, but it's got a long way to go
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Apple Building MassiveApple today issued invitations for its upcoming iPhone 6 event on September 9, which is also said to include its much-anticipated wearable device. According to the invitations, Apple is planning to... host the event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts at De Anza College in Cupertino, the same location where Steve Jobs introduced the original Mac 30 years ago. For the occasion, it appears that Apple has been building a massive structure on the campus, which has been kept under tight wraps with a white barricade. A MacRumors reader has sent in images of a mysterious structure at the Flint Center, which appears to span three stories and is protected by "scads" of security people. Administrators had previously declined to comment on what the structure is for, stating only "We are not at...
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This Cork Pot Holder SecretlyOnce you remove the placemats and centerpieces, your dining room table becomes the perfect stand-in for a ping-pong table. The only thing missing is a net, and that soon could also be just a quick... transformation away if this convertible CorkNet pot holder is successful on Kickstarter.
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Neuroscience proves nobody likes CGI

Engadget - 28 Aug 2014 18:31
Cinema screens are huge, which is odd, because the eye can only focus on a small portion of what's in front of it at any one time. That's what prompted the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences... to team up with eye-tracking firm Tobii and...
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The Guy Who Voices Mario AndImagine, for a second, just how amazing it'd be if the guy who does the voices for Mario and Luigi created his own short videos featuring the beloved Nintendo characters and then posted the clips on... Instagram for all the world to see? Well, he actually does: Reddit unearthed Charles Martinet's incredible Instagram account this week to the delight of Nintendo fans everywhere. "Best use of Instagram ever," declared one excited netizen. "This is the best thing I've ever seen," quipped another. Martinet, who has voiced Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, Donkey Kong, Toadsworth and other characters in the Nintendo universe, also has a new Vine account with similarly terrific Mario-themed shorts. Thank you, Internet; you are truly a marvelous place.
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HP Desperately Wants To Be Innovative Again

TechCrunch - 28 Aug 2014 18:30
HP Desperately Wants To Be Let’s face it, HP was once the king of Silicon Valley, but over the last several years, the company has had issues due in part to the revolving door in the CEO office. While the company has... finally gained some stability with Meg Whitman, the lack of consistent leadership has resulted in shifting priorities and changing strategies. And the products for which they were once so…
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Save time with Contact Center

TUAW - 28 Aug 2014 18:30
Two years ago, Contrast's David Barnard released Launch Center Pro, a handy utility that lets iPhone users launch apps as well as complex, custom workflows (my initial review here). It's super useful... and was embraced by -- let's face it -- the geeks...
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The Compute Era -- which the tech world appears to be entering as we speak, according to HP -- boils down to the transformation of traditional server silos into pools of processing resources.
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Hold On to Your Inner StudentThere are benefits of presenting yourself as an expert. Confidence in your knowledge affords you respect from peers and clients alike, but it's more important to stay humble and never stop learning.
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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - 28 Aug 2014 18:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: Death Valley's sliding stones mystery solved, forecasts with climate change blame, portrait of a quantum cat and more
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Want to See Aziz Ansari's NextThe comedian's fan base uses Twitter and texts, so he's using Twitter and texts to promote his "pop-up" shows.
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Astronomers using the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Green Bank Telescope (GBT) have discovered that filaments of star-forming gas near the Orion Nebula may be brimming with pebble-size particles... -- planetary building blocks 100 to 1,000 times larger than the dust...
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This Rare Photo Shows The MostIt look like something Doc Brown would be working on in his garage, but it is absolutely one of the most essential and sensitive technologies found on many military and some civilian aircraft today:... The Ring Laser Gyroscope.
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Apple Issues Invites for September 9th Media Event

The Mac Observer - 28 Aug 2014 18:27
Apple Issues Invites forApple has issued invitations to the press for a media event on September 9th. Titled simply "Wish we could say more," the invitation features little that anyone will be able parse for hints of what's... coming.
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Apple seeks patent for dockThe technology lets users plug an iPhone into a dock with the Lightning connector and not worry about how much force or torque they place on it to remove the device.
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Exec eats off floor to sellThe Symphony All-In-One is, according to maker Bissell, so good at cleaning away germs that, well, its brand manager gets down and proves it. In the subway. There's a caveat though.
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'Doctor Who' set to officiallyBBC teams up with Microsoft to bring "Blocktor Who," a "Doctor Who"-themed Minecraft expansion to the Xbox 360 next month.
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5 Must-Have Hands-Free KitchenI'm really not a germaphobe, but something happens to me when I cut and cook raw chicken. My husband says I become obsessive: I refuse to touch the sink handle without a paper towel in my hand, and I... don't want to grab a paper towel and touch the top of the dispenser without washing…
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Twitch has more primetimeWhy did Amazon buy Twitch? Just look at the numbers.          
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Houston Astros Fan 'Dunks' theWe have a new contender for worst first pitch ever. Rapper 50 Cent has held the not-so-coveted title since his amazingly awful first pitch at a Mets game in late May. Now, an unassuming Houston Astros... fan is poised to take his position. See also: Minimalist Posters of Every Major League Baseball Stadium The fan dunked the terrible first pitch at a game on Tuesday night before receiving a comforting hug from Orbit, the Astros' mascot. It's OK, poor, uncoordinated fan. We'd probably crack under the pressure, too Your browser does not support iframes. BONUS: 28 Vintage Baseball Photos to Celebrate Opening Day
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Case Mate Barely There CaseTrue to its name this is one of the slimmest cases around for the Galaxy S5 Sometimes when you're shopping for a case for your new, often expensive smartphone, you want something that's going to offer... ultimate protection. Sometimes you might want the complete opposite, and that's exactly what we've got here for the Samsung Galaxy S5 from Case Mate. The Barely There is, well, barely there.
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It's time to meet the new iPhone, and maybe a long-awaited wearable device.
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Feds Investigating JPMorganNothing quite as disquieting as have the Feds show up on your doorstep with bad news. I once had the grave displeasure of working with a company that had the Secret Service come knocking. Apparently... our affiliate company had been badly breached by a nefarious third party. They had come to tell us about malicious software that was installed on our servers. It was embarrassing in that the affected subsidiary did not proper monitoring in place and no one was doing even cursory log reviews. We had our posteriors handed to us and all we could do was sheepishly say thanks for the save. After the feds had departed, the CISO in that case had a brief examination of the affected systems done and "informed the business unit" and let it drop.
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SpzToid (869795) writes Those plucky "Ukrainian separatist's" ambition to join Russia have now been given Russian military support, as the Russian Army with long columns of armor have invaded Ukraine... and have opened up a second warring front, in a big way. The Reuters report, interestingly, quotes a member of Putin's own advisory council on human rights describing the move as an invasion: "When masses of people, under commanders' orders, on tanks, APCs and with the use of heavy weapons, (are) on the territory of another country, cross the border, I consider this an invasion."
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Apple Confirms Sept. 9 Event,"We wish we could say more"
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Apple Just Sent Out An InviteIt's official. Apple sent out invitations for an event on September 9, during which it is rumored to announce a new iPhone, a big iPad and maybe even a wearable device. Here's what the invitation... looks like:
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Apple makes September 9 eventApple has sent out media invites for its previously rumored September 9th event, so now it’s official. “Wish we could say more,” reads the especially cryptic invite. Unlike past iPhone events,... Apple won’t be holding this one at the Yerba…
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Super Ball Bot An early prototype of the robot V. SunSpiral et al. As the Mars Curiosity rover's "Seven Minutes of Terror" video showed us, landing on a distant world can be extraordinarily difficult.... Now scientists are envisioning a robot that could just be dropped from space onto Saturn's largest moon Titan, a ball-shaped droid that wouldn't need an airbag to soften its fall, since its entire flexible body is essentially a cushion. Then, after the robot flattened on impact on Titan's surface, it could roll around like a tumbleweed to explore the alien landscape. This "Super Ball Bot" is the vision of NASA roboticist Vytas SunSpiral -- yes, that's his real name -- along with Adrian Agogino and their colleagues, who plan to have a full prototype by mid-September. In the process of...
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An Architectural Robot To Explore Other Worlds

Popular Science - 28 Aug 2014 18:15
Super Ball Bot An early prototype of the robot V. SunSpiral et al. As the Mars Curiosity rover's "Seven Minutes of Terror" video showed us, landing on a distant world can be extraordinarily difficult.... Now scientists are envisioning a robot that could just be dropped from space onto Saturn's largest moon Titan, a ball-shaped droid that wouldn't need an airbag to soften its fall, since its entire flexible body is essentially a cushion. Then, after the robot flattened on impact on Titan's surface, it could roll around like a tumbleweed to explore the alien landscape. This "Super Ball Bot" is the vision of NASA roboticist Vytas SunSpiral -- yes, that's his real name -- along with Adrian Agogino and their colleagues, who plan to have a full prototype by mid-September. In the process of...
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Can 'Gundam' fans build aThe 18-meter giant machine could blow minds by 2019
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Augmented Reality Is theIn a darkened room in the back of a small furniture store just south of San Francisco International Airport, the couch in front of me keeps changing colors and patterns, from red to blue to beige to a... gray, white, and green pattern. The couch is real — I can reach out and poke the cushions — but the psychedelic surface-shifting effect is created with augmented reality technology that projects fabric patterns onto the surface of the couch (which in reality is a boring shade of gray). This is the work of Vizera Labs, whose cofounders imagine a future where brick-and-mortar stores could be replaced by smaller, cheaper, simpler spaces whose expensive physical inventory is replaced by virtual designs that can be projected onto just a few floor models.
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The Western smartphone market is slowing, thanks in part to almost everyone owning one nowadays. But the outlook still looks strong, thanks to Android in emerging markets.
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IBM doubles down on Linux

ZDNet - 28 Aug 2014 18:15
IBM rolls out Power Systems Linux support and training across its customer-facing technology centers.
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It's official -- Apple will hold a special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, CA at 10 AM PT on September 9. This message comes courtesy of The Beard (AKA Jim Dalrymple),... the proprietor of Loop Insight. As usual, TUAW...
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Apple Invites Are Out: NewJust as expected, Apple sent out invitations on Thursday for what's presumed to be its big iPhone event of the year. The invitation, which coyly says "wish we could say more," revealed that the... "exclusive event" will be held on Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. PT. It will be held at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, California, which is Apple's hometown. It's also the same location where Apple debuted the Macintosh computer in 1984, 30 years ago this year. Perhaps the Flight Center was chosen as a way to pay homage to that groundbreaking product with a new one: the iWatch, which is also rumored to be making an appearance.
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Hint-free invite arrives ahead of probable iOS 8, iPhone, and wearable intros.
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We've been hearing rumblings about an iPhone 6 event next month for some time now, but Apple has made it official: the company's next affair will indeed be held on September 9th. While there aren't... the usual clues as to what we can expect -- the...
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Apple 9 September eventApple has begun sending out invites for its 9 September event where the iPhone 6 and iWatch are expected to be unveiled. While the invite itself has begun rolling out to press for the announcement... event, details about the contents are scarce. The invite...
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Apple Sept 9th iPhone 6 eventApple has confirmed it is holding an event on September 9th, the day the company is expected to reveal the iPhone 6 and potentially the iWatch wearable as well. The event - with the tagline "Wish we... could say more" on the invitation to press - will be held at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, California. …
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Today's technology lets us listen to music and track our fitness as we jog. Typically, our music and fitness tracking devices or apps are separate, but a new pair of headphones promises to do both.... Jabra's Sport Pulse Wireless earbuds monitor heart-rate and have an accompanying fitness app...
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It's official: Apple isAfter months of speculation, Apple sent out invites on Thursday to a event on September 9. The event will be taking place at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, which is the same... venue where Steve Jobs unveiled the original Macintosh back in 1984. We’re expecting new […] It’s official: Apple is holding a launch event on September 9 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.
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Apple to hold press event on September 9

PC World - 28 Aug 2014 18:09
Apple to hold press event onThe much anticipated announcement of the company's latest products will kick off at 10 a.m. Pacific on September 9, in Cupertino.
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Well this is cryptic. Apple has confirmed that it's holding an event in Cupertino on September 9th, complete with a typically confusing-but-also-probably-revealing tagline: "wish we could say more."... We're expecting at least one new iPhone, potentially an iWatch, updates on iOS and OS X, and maybe even more at the event. It's all been teased for months, and we'll know for sure what Apple has in store on the morning of September 9th. Don't miss it. Watch The Verge's Mac OS X Yosemite Preview
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Secretive Space Plane PassesSkywatcher Kevin Fetter of Brockville, Ontario in Canada captured imagery of the US Air Force's X-37B passing above the moon and over bright star Rigel in March 2014. He also captured an overhead pass... in August 2014.
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Apple Issues Media InvitationsAs noted by The Loop, Apple today issued media invitations to the previously rumored September 9 event where the company is expected to show off not only the iPhone 6 but also its first wearable... device, popularly referred to as the iWatch. The invitations carry the tagline "Wish we could say more." The event will take place at 10:00 AM Pacific Time at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of De Anza College in Cupertino.
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Apple Makes September 9 EventThe event will take place at the Flint Center in Cupertino.
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Apple Confirms Special Event Apple has sent out invites to a special event it’s holding on September 9, where we will almost certainly get our first official look at the next iPhone. The invites follow a previous report from... Re/code pegging Tuesday, September 9 as the date, and the event’s timing is consistent with the launch of the iPhone dating back to to the iPhone 4S, when Apple began releasing new versions…
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T-Mobile's 'Music Freedom'T-Mobile has announced that its Music Freedom program, which allows some customers to stream music without the requisite data counting against their monthly limit, will expand to include Rdio,... Grooveshark, and a number of other services by the end of the year. It already offered a similar deal to people using Pandora, Spotify, and a few other streaming services. This isn’t the first time a wireless carrier has offered […]
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Device gives you VR-glove-like functionality without the gloves.
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Contact Center Has Changed The Contact Center acts like speed dial built for the way we communicate with others on smartphones today. You’re given a set of customizable tiles that can be edited to show common functions, like... calling, texting, or sending GIFs, or to show your favorite contacts.
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