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Sorry, Dan Snyder. The District of Columbia has been attempting to woo back a certain NFL franchise by proposing a shiny new stadium on their old stomping grounds, the spot where Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium stands today. Interior Secretary Sally...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Anki is adding customizable tracks and more cars to its robot car racing game....
From: VentureBeat | By: Dean Takahashi | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Stocks have bounced up and down, trying to anticipate the outcome for Greece. The S&P 500 is up about 0.4% on the day, but a debt deal is far from a given at this point. Jim Lebenthal, president of Lebenthal Asset Management,...
From: TheStreet | By: Bret Kenwell | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Leica at 100 Years 100 years ago, the Leica company brought about a revolution in photo journalism. It invented a small, very high quality hand-held camera. This was a big departure. Before this, photography had been complicated and expensive. The cameras...
From: Urlesque | By: Michael Rosenblum | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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So I just made the decision to keep my old 2002 Subaru Outback rather than buy a new (to me) car. It's a great car and runs well, so I should be able to get another few years out of it. But it occurred to me that one thing that would significantly improve...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: MsMolly | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Thanks a lot, Bethesda. After the outfit's first E3 media briefing, I pre-ordered the Pip-Boy Edition of Fallout 4 because of course I want to put a real-life version of the game's stat-tracker and menu system on my forearm. All good, right? Well, I'......
From: Play Savvy | By: Timothy J. Seppala | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Another empty nostalgia piece.
From: Reason | By: Peter Suderman | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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The iPhone is undergoing a makeover. Even if you can't see it yet.
From: CNN | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Siri has had just about enough of your stupid questions. A new Easter egg in Apple’s personal assistant popped up on line this week, which has her giving iPhone users some serious sass. If you ask the question “What is zero divided by zero” she...
From: The Daily What | By: TDW | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Today's comic by Matt Bors is  White culture's thug youth: Nonwhites the overwhelming majority among the top 500 campaign donors: Of the top 500 donors to federal campaigns and committees in 2014, only 12 were nonwhite by the broadest possible definition,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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A slew of Trump Hotels have reportedly been hacked, according to a new report from journalist Brian Krebs. According to Krebs, the luxury hotel chain — which is owned by the famous millionaire who just announced his presidential candidacy — was the...
From: Business Insider | By: Cale Guthrie Weissman | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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We take photography for granted now. We snap away on our cellphones and sort through them by the dozens, deleting the ones that aren’t worthy of a 16x9 canvas. We filter, crop, and manipulate, but in doing so it occurs to me that we are losing something....
From: National Geographic | By: Heather Greenwood Davis | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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NSA documents leaked to the Guardian in 2013 described a covert program called XKeyscore, which involved a searchable database for intelligence analysts to scan intercepted data. Now, new documents show the breadth of this program and just what sort...
From: Business Insider | By: Cale Guthrie Weissman | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Each of these moody, dreamlike images feels like a moment from some larger story that remains a mystery to the viewer, forcing us to become active participants ......
From: WebUrbanist | By: Steph | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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When I tapped Apple Music Tuesday for the first time, my iPhone screen went blank white for several seconds before anything happened. In those seconds I felt the little tingle of anticipation that comes when you open something new and exciting—which...
From: Slate | By: Will Oremus | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- They make having money look easier. They are the rich kids of Instagram and flaunting their wealth is just part of the job. When Instagram launched in 2010, it was designed for people to share and show off photos of their lives...
From: TheStreet | By: Meg Garner | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Researchers at the University of California, Davis and Berkeley have managed to miniaturize low-depth ultrasound technology to create a fingerprint sensor that can scan your finger in 3D. This low-power technology, which could improve on the robustness...
From: Gizmag | By: Dario Borghino | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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As CEO of a social network that has more than 1.4 billion monthly active users, Mark Zuckberg is certainly familiar with thinking big.  We can assume that his mind often swirls with questions about beaming Internet to people all over the world, finding...
From: Business Insider | By: Jillian D'Onfro | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Apple rolled out an update to its iPhone music app this week, which supports the launch of its new music streaming service Apple Music. But it turns out that the update didn't just add Apple Music: 9to5Mac reports that it also removed a key feature....
From: Business Insider | By: James Cook | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Six employees of Bitstamp were targeted in a weeks-long phishing attempt leading up to the theft of roughly $5m in bitcoin in January, according to an incident report said to be drafted internally by the bitcoin exchange. The confidential document, posted...
From: Business Insider | By: Stan Higgins | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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A new set of leaked images appears to show the internal […]
From: Silicon Angle | By: Collen Kriel | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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In an attempt to show customers exactly what they’re paying for with their phone plans, Sprint is throwing its hat into the phone-leasing ring with a new “All-In” plan. The $80 monthly price includes a $20 leasing fee for the customer’s chosen...
From: Consumerist | By: Mary Beth Quirk | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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In a seemingly never-ending quest to make thinner, lighter mobile devices, Apple is researching methods by which heart rate monitors, skin conductivity sensors and more can be directly incorporated into an iPhone's product logo....
From: Apple Insider | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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I am using imageViews in my app to which I set cornerRadius to make them circular. All that works fine, but when I verify it in iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, some parts at the edge seem cut off, for eg. the top part in the image below: Note that I haven't added...
From: Stack Overflow | By: GoGreen | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Before the iPhone, Nokia reigned supreme for years. Take our quiz to see how well you remember the Finnish technology group's golden age...
From: Telegraph | By: James Titcomb | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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GUEST: What really separates Apple Music from the pack is its social platform for artists, aptly named Connect....
From: VentureBeat | By: Andrew Hall, C Space | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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World, meet the exclamation comma -- the punctuation mark you didn’t know existed, but that you almost certainly need in your life. The exclamation comma is, as its name suggests, a symbol that looks like an exclamation point, only with a comma instead...
From: AOL Television | By: Dominique Mosbergen | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Though Apple’s alleged co-conspirators have long since settled and gone about the process of making good for the price-fixing they did not legally admit to committing, the elecronics company had held out in its fight to clear its name, taking the case...
From: Consumerist | By: Mary Beth Quirk | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Barclays is rolling out its mobile cheque service to more customers, who will no longer have to go to a branch...
From: Telegraph | By: Tim Wallace | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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There are more internet-facing devices are scattered throughout our homes than ever before and that warrants some thought on security. Bitdefender's Box can help keep your data safe and network malware free when connected to your router and running l......
From: Play Savvy | By: Jon Turi | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Apple Maps and the Google Maps app will give me directions. Apple Maps and the Google Maps app will give me restaurant reviews. With either of these apps, is there any way to combine these functions-- as in, "Google, get me to Piccadilly Circus and tell...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: yankeefog | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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The buyable pins feature introduced by Pinterest in early June has begun rolling out to iPhone and iPad users in the U.S. Buyable pins enable Pinterest users to purchase products directly via pins, using their credit card or Apple Pay information,...
From: Inside Facebook | By: David Cohen | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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This month’s image is of love locks on the Pont des Arts in Paris, France. 1920×1200 | 1920×1080 | 1600×1200 | 1680×1050 | 1600×900 1440×900 | 1280×1024 | 1280×800 | 1024×768 iPad | iPhone 6 | iPhone 6 Plus | iPhone 5 2560×1600 (MacBook Retina...
From: Everything Everywhere | By: Gary | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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The 4,600-word story that ran this weekend in the New York Times about how ISIS is -- or was -- recruiting a confused 20-something woman in rural Washington state was so gripping, I read it several times. So much was disturbing: The cluelessness of this...
From: Get Religion | By: Julia Duin | Monday, June 29, 2015
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While iPhone sales remain strong, Apple Watch sales look limp. Pacific Crest Securities analyst Andy Hargreaves on Wednesday raised his Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone sales estimates, but trimmed his targets for the Apple Watch. Hargreaves has a sector weight...
From: Free Republic | By: Investors Business Daily | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Apple's ace in the hole here is your existing iTunes membership, your credit card on file, and most importantly, your music history....
From: VentureBeat | By: Mark Sullivan | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Images point to faster download speeds, stronger battery life.
From: The Australian | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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While new iPhone announcements typically arrive in September, leaks and speculation occur in the months leading up to then. The latest rumors from 9to5Mac - a generally reliable source of Apple news - involve photos of the external and internal design...
From: GeekSugar | By: Ann-Marie-Alcantara | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Apple's highly anticipated Music streaming service launched Tuesday, and we all get a free three-month trial. After that, it's $9.99 per month, which is billed to the same credit card you store in iTunes for buying apps, music, and other content from...
From: Business Insider | By: Antonio Villas-Boas | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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If you own an iPhone, chances are you've been disturbed before by a loud Amber or Emergency Alert notification. Wireless Emergency Alerts, or WEA's, are automatically pumped to all iPhones dating back to the iPhone 4, and they can include anything from...
From: Business Insider | By: Steven Tweedie | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Apple might be releasing a new iPhone this September, just like it does each year....
From: New York Daily News | By: Alejandro Alba | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Other World Computing discounts a selection of NewerTech NuGuard KX cases for iPhone and iPad, with prices starting from $7.74. Shipping starts around $2.49, although select items and orders over $49 receive free shipping. Deal ends July 5. A couple...
From: CNET | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Apple gives you three free months to try out Apple Music. After that, you have to pay $10 per month for a single user membership or $15 per month for a family membership. If you like Apple Music, you don’t need to do anything after the trial; your...
From: Macworld | By: Roman Loyola | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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since 2014 I've got a server from SoYouStart, with Centos 7. It worked perfectly, but now I had to install again the OS. Now I'm configuring all the services to work again. I need to connect to the server with SSH tunneling to Mysql (now MariaDB) and...
From: Server Fault | By: user3248579 | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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The iPhone continues to sell like hot cakes -- 74.5 million units in the second quarter of 2015 -- but the Apple Watch appears to be far away from catching up.
From: Forbes | By: Aaron Tilley | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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With Apple’s new iPhone 6S expected to be officially announced in September, here we are months ahead receiving some leaked images of the much-anticipated smartphone. The photos come courtesy of 9to5Mac‘s Mark Gurman, who is known for… The post...
From: High Snobiety | By: Jonathan Sawyer | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Seven days of Kristin ago, Ms. Kristin Cavallari did a rude thing: She made the Official Kristin Cavallari App for iPhone and Android, which was once free, cost $2.99. Per month. Her followers were outraged, announcing in droves on Instagram that they...
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As if traveling internationally wasn't expensive enough, even a few seconds on the phone can really add up, which is why savvy travelers know to download an international calling app. However, the dizzying amount of apps is enough to make anyone want...
From: Business Insider | By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Quick, what do you think of when you think Steve Jobs? Maybe the first words that come to your mind are visionary, genius, or entrepreneur. Just like everyone, though, Steve Jobs had more facets to him than just the face he showed to the public. Michael...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Kevin Carneglia | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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