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Location American Gadget News for 16 Nov 2014

It's not just tech giants (and President Obama) pushing for a tougher approach to net neutrality -- other outlets want reforms, too. A trio of regulatory filings reveal that representatives from Bank... of America, Ford, UPS and Visa spoke to FCC...
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Pranksters Get Kim DotcomKim Dotcom is probably the most wanted man in the movie theaters' fight against piracy. He's under investigation by the FBI, and they're trying to extradite him from sunny, safe New Zealand to the... States. But those pale in comparison to his latest problem: his account on Mega , the cloud storage site he founded last year, just got terminated. Oops.
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2015 Lexus IS 250 AWD Review -It's never been tougher to be a small, sporty sedan. Luxury buyers are being wooed by the segment above, while the gradual up-speccing of full-sized sedans below is making it harder and harder to... stand out. Factor in the growing number of more practical coupes on one side, and nimble sports crossovers squeezing in from the opposite direction, and the …
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9 Reasons To Be NostalgicThey grow up so fast, don't they? It just seems like yesterday that the internet was cruising at 56k speeds and loading horribly designed websites. Now, the web is all grown up, but there's been some... negative side effects for the sake of progress in the form of ads, dubious data gathering, and hostile trolls.
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Call of Duty is Back: Now What?

Slash Gear - 16 Nov 2014 22:30
Call of Duty is Back: NowI've completed the campaign, I've played online, and I've shot just about every weapon the game has to offer. And I can say unequivocally that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare brings the franchise back... to a place of prominence and esteem it lost in recent years. For everyone who left the Call of Duty franchise over the awfulness that was …
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Your office may try to keep you off Facebook right now, but you may have a genuinely work-related reason to hop on that social network in the near future. Sources for the Financial Times understand... that the internet giant is developing "Facebook at...
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When it comes to tablets, Google doesn't even follow its own design guidelines.
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Junk Food, Water Thieves, BlueA plan to get the Navajo Nation healthy will mean taxing Snickers and Pringles. The California drought has a new enemy: Water thieves. And did you know that you can get a DUI while on horseback in... Colorado? It's all this week in What's Ruining Our Cities.
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Meet the Dalek-lookingSay hello to the K5 from California startup Knightscope, a five-foot tall, 300 pound autonomous security robot that has been in development for the last year or so. While it might resemble a more... modern, sleek version of a Dalek, the evil aliens from Doctor Who, the K5 is unarmed and poses about as much of a threat as a …
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Remember that Pipe Mug fromThere's an excellent moment in Joss Whedon's horror-comedy Cabin in the Woods, where the stereotypical stoner, Marty, pulls up in his rundown auto drinking coffee from a mug. Except, it's not a mug at... all but rather a giant retractable water bong. As is true with most awesome props, the smoke mug has become reality.
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Could Magnets Help the NFL'sIt's another Sunday and teams across the U.S. will take to the grid iron in an effort to scratch another W. These players will play the same as any other Sunday, and like any other Sunday, the sport's... biggest threat will remain unaddressed. Sixty-nine concussions have already been reported this year, and odds would suggest, more will be added in the next few hours.
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Kevin Rose launches WatchvilleSerial entrepreneur and founder of the original Digg, Kevin Rose, has just launched a new iOS app that is quite a departure from previous social-targeted platforms, including his latest, Tiiny.... Watchville, available for free, acts a news aggregator and atomic clock tool for the extreme luxury wristwatch market. Not just for those who like Rolexes, but collectors who know names …
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Motorola's march toward mobility

Engadget - 16 Nov 2014 20:00
We owe a lot to Motorola and its team of inventors and engineers. The company made breakthroughs in portable radio and brought us one of the first-ever cellphones. It launched the flip phone, the... clamshell and the wildly popular RAZR V3. There have...
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Man injects Bitcoin wallet NFCChalk this one up to sounding both a little crazy and a little brilliant. 10 days ago, a Dutch man had a NFC chip implanted into each of his hands to serve as storage for the encrypted key to his... Bitcoin cold storage. Keeping one's Bitcoins offline, and in this case in the body, makes it harder for them to …
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SNL Shows Why the InternetIf there is one thing the internet has a lot of, it's opinions. When things don't align with our conservative or liberal viewpoints, we tend to vehemently voice our concerns via Twitter. With Woody... Harrelson hosting, Saturday Night Live decided to see what would happen if Twitter dictated a sitcom's characters.
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Flickr Wall Art printingJust over a month after a limited launch, photo hosting & sharing service Flickr has updated its new Wall Art printing service to accept orders from anywhere around the globe. A premium well beyond... regular printing, the options allow users to have photos either printed on gallery-style canvas or be wood-mounted, each available in a number of sizes. Users are …
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RIP Glen Larson, Creator OfLegendary TV creator Glen A. Larson has passed away at the age of 77 from esophageal cancer. He created the original Battlestar Galactica TV series, brought Buck Rogers to TV, and the kitschy '80s hit... Knight Rider and the less fortunate but cult favorite Manimal and Automan series.
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Conspiracy Theorists AreAs is true with almost any spacefaring mission, conspiracy theorists are eager to deconstruct and point out the LIES! our government space agencies are telling us, and of course, the ESA's recently... successful Philae mission is no exception. But I've got to say, this conspiracy tale would make a great book.
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When Does Black Friday Really Start?

Gizmodo - 16 Nov 2014 17:30
When Does Black Friday ReallyAnnoyed that Black Friday kicks off on Thanksgiving? Start time is really more like the Wednesday before... or November 1st.
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Kenu reveals their Stance compact iPhone tripod

Coolest Gadgets - 16 Nov 2014 17:15
Kenu reveals their StanceWhen it comes to snapping photos these days, many of us tend to make use of our smartphones more than actually to carry around a dedicated digital camera. There is a very good reason for this –... digital cameras are not only large and bulky, it can also be another target for thieves to nick it off you when you least expect that to happen. Apart from that, the digital ...
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Heat your house for free byWinter is rapidly approaching, and with it the bills for heating your home will be quickly rising as well. If only there were some way to store some kind of object that puts out a lot of heat, and yet... belongs to someone else... Well, if you have room for a cabinet of cloud servers in your house, Germany's Cloud&Heat …
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After Three Weeks, Apple PayFor years, tech companies like Google and Softcard (formerly known as ISIS) begged with consumers to adopt its NFC-powered payment platform, and for the most part, their pleas went largely unheard.... Now that Apple Pay has graced millions of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users with NFC purchasing powers, things are beginning to change. And really, everyone is a winner.
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Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. Could the entire world someday run on solar power? The... amount of energy that hits the Earth in just 40...
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Illuminated Learning BlocksWhen it comes to helping your little one learn the ways of this world – at least from the academic point of view, there are many different methods as well as routes that one is able to take.... However, since we live in an extremely technologically sophisticated environment, it might be prudent to go with the times – and this is where the $99.95 Illuminated Learning Blocks come in handy. ...
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The first official 1963There have been a number of Batmobiles over the history of Batman's career, with the latest including the tank-like model from Christopher Nolan's trilogy, as well as the forthcoming model from Zack... Snyder's upcoming movie. But now there is an opportunity to own the very first officially-licensed Batman vehicle, predating even the Lincoln that was used in the classic 1960's …
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