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Over the years, Google has acquired more than 180 different companies.  On its top ten acquisitions alone, it has spent more than $24.5 billion dollars.  That's a lot of money, but Google has learned how to make the most of those purchases. Time Magazine...
From: Business Insider | By: Jillian D'Onfro | Saturday, May 2, 2015
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From depression to introspection to first loves.
From: The Kernel | By: Leslie Anne Jones | Sunday, May 3, 2015
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The social media giant’s still muddled on the issue of female nudity.
From: The Kernel | By: Selena Larson | Sunday, May 3, 2015
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The year was 1977. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak had barely moved out of the Jobs' family garage to the company's first official corporate address, 20863 Stevens Creek Blvd., (Building 3, Suite C) in Cupertino, Calif. The pair had successfully begun shipping...
From: Business Insider | By: Jim Edwards | Saturday, May 2, 2015
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Five Years Ago This week in 2010, the world was abuzz over the prototype iPhone that was left in a bar, and we discussed the legal fallout and its implications for bloggers-as-journalists. At the same time, another case found that a blog commenters was...
From: Techdirt | By: Leigh Beadon | Saturday, May 2, 2015
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Hello, imonks, and welcome to the weekend.  Ready to Ramble? Happy birthday goes out this week to William Shakespeare. He is 451.  Here’s his present: Only 8 percent of the top universities in the United States now require their English majors to...
From: Internet Monk | By: Daniel Jepsen | Saturday, May 2, 2015
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My father's Macbook Pro is consuming bandwidth at a prodigious rate, and he's on a metered data connection (10gb/month 4g data). What should I be sure to disable so he can control when the system wants to run updates? List of what I've already tried...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Alterscape | Saturday, May 2, 2015
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Hello, I would like to talk into my phone (with headphones/mic) and have a document be typed up. How can I do this? Can I open google docs on my iphone and get a talk and text/type feature? thanks...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: TRUELOTUS | Saturday, May 2, 2015
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You sit in a car to commute to your desk job where you sit for eight or more hours straight, only to continue the ever-popular tush time by sitting on your commute home. Of course, once there, you end up back on a chair at the dinner table and then plop...
From: FitSugar | By: Jenny-Sugar | Saturday, May 2, 2015
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I'm getting assigned to work at the parent company near Tokyo for a year. Yay!!! They won't be providing a mobile phone. Boo!! What's the best way to have a smartphone in Japan for the year?Most of what I've seen seems like contracts are two years at...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Caravantea | Saturday, May 2, 2015
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**Must- and Should-Reads:** * **Peter Sullivan**: ["Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) on Friday outlined a contingency plan for his state in case the Supreme Court guts ObamaCare. Wolf’s plan calls for Pennsylvania to set up its own insurance marketplace...
From: Brad DeLong | By: J. Bradford DeLong | Saturday, May 2, 2015
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Grand Theft Auto V has a few mobile apps of its own, but one enterprising modder has taken the idea to its natural conclusion: an application that lets you control the in-game cellphone with an iPhone. With the application you can scroll through text......
From: Engadget | By: Timothy J. Seppala | Friday, May 1, 2015
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We are big fans of design studies, even if they are not realistic but just fun. JJ Abrams introduces the new BB-8 droids in the upcoming Star Wars movie and therefore designer Martin Hajek, known for his Apple lightsabers, went … The post What If Apple...
From: High Snobiety | By: David Fischer | Sunday, May 3, 2015
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Once upon a time, before there was such a thing as an Internet, I was the King of Trivia.I was the Sir Edmund Hillary to Trivia's Mount Everest.And I knew who HE was without having to look it up.But the Internet has now completely levelled the playing...
From: Mark Rothman | By: mark rothman | Friday, May 1, 2015
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Hacker Samy Kamkar in “The Dating Game” Samy Kamkar is one of the most innovative and notorious computer hackers in the United States. He’s also a well-known whistleblower. If you want to learn how Samy hacks everything from online dating to car...
From: Tim Ferriss | By: Tim Ferriss | Saturday, May 2, 2015
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A man who was shot by a Chicago Police officer and two other armed robbery suspects are facing charges after they were caught on the South Side Friday. Terrance Hogan, 21, of the 4200 block of South Ellis, is charged with attempted first-degree murder,...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Wire | Sunday, May 3, 2015
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Either people are getting a lot more serious about sledding, or there are a number of companies that are going to be out some money. Over the past few years, we've seen a growing number of sleds that approach, even exceed, skiing and snowboarding gear...
From: Gizmag | By: C.C. Weiss | Saturday, May 2, 2015
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Look, sometimes it takes a little while for things to reach their full potential. Or does it? In our review of the HTC One M9, we talked about how lackluster the smartphone's camera is, especially when compared to rival flagships like the iPhone 6 an......
From: Play Savvy | By: Edgar Alvarez | Friday, May 1, 2015
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I just finished reading The Powerhouse by Steve Levine and it inspired me to be curious about the specific lithium battery chemistry of current cell and smartphones. I've found this link from Battery University which does a great job describing the current...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: wonderfullyrich | Friday, May 1, 2015
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+11 has collaborated with Opening Ceremony on a set of accessories. The special iPhone 6 cases offer a simple design matched with a bold color palette. Opening Ceremony's box logo is prominently featured on the outside of each case, alongside with +11's...
From: Hypebeast | By: Hypebeast | Sunday, May 3, 2015
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Sean Baker‘s Sundance smash Tangerine stands out in a couple of ways. For one thing, it chronicles the Christmas Eve misadventures of two transgender prostitutes — not a premise we see on film very often. For another, it was shot entirely on an...
From: SlashFilm | By: Angie Han | Friday, May 1, 2015
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Some cable and satellite customers have been reporting service outages ahead of the highly anticipated Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight.  Outages have been reported by Time Warner Cable, DirecTV, Dish Network and Charter customers.  Last week, USA Today...
From: Business Insider | By: Bryan Logan | Sunday, May 3, 2015
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What is the best mobile phone headset (with mic) setup for whisper-quality phone calls in super noisy environment?I just moved to a new office with very loud construction noise and noisy neighbours. I'm used to working in total silence and having a tough,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: OlivesAndTurkishCoffee | Friday, May 1, 2015
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A group of researchers shocked the world in April when they revealed that they had used a revolutionary gene editing tool discovered in 2012 called CRISPR to edit the DNA of human embryos. They used a tool that's so simple, a person with molecular biology...
From: Business Insider | By: Kevin Loria | Friday, May 1, 2015
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If rumors of a larger 12-inch iPad come to fruition this year, as many are expecting, this could be a defining year for Apple’s tablet division, which has been struggling recently. iPad sales have hit a wall. Apple announced its best two quarters in...
From: Business Insider | By: Dave Smith | Friday, May 1, 2015
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The Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge were accused of ripping off design features from the new iPhone and this weekend, there is a new plagiarism claim. According to MacRumors, Samsung copied the idea of it’s new video for its flagship device...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Daryl Deino | Saturday, May 2, 2015
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From the fancy seats of Media Goon it’s the Mets Crowd Shots.  It’s game time, they are playing Van Halen Right Now….. That okay for game time Shannon?  –     Posted using BlogPress... The post Mets 5/2 Crowd Shots appeared first on The...
From: Mets Police | Saturday, May 2, 2015
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Here's what you need to know today. Tesla finally unveiled its new line of products Thursday night in San Francisco, called "Tesla Energy." The company described it as "a suite of batteries for homes, businesses, and utilities fostering a clean energy...
From: Business Insider | By: Akin Oyedele | Friday, May 1, 2015
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Innovative billionaire, Elon Musk, is introducing the first product designed to be a home battery for the average home - the Powerwall by Tesla. This is a large but shallow and stylish lithium ion battery meant to be attached to the wall of a garage...
From: NeuroLogica | By: Steven Novella | Friday, May 1, 2015
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Small and inexpensive scale
From: Kevin Kelly | By: mark | Friday, May 1, 2015
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Tesla Powerwall Battery Economics: Almost There - "Elon Musk announced Tesla's home / business battery today. [video] tl;dr: It'll get enthusiastic early adopters to buy. The economics are almost there to make it cost effective for a wide market... That...
From: MetaFilter | By: kliuless | Friday, May 1, 2015
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Never mind that given its skin tone, this arm-shaped selfie stick kind of makes it look like you’re dragging a corpse around. Mounting your cell phone onto ......
From: WebUrbanist | By: Steph | Friday, May 1, 2015
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Frexting (verb): "Instead of sexting that random person (who might not appreciate it OR might share it with the world) send [the picture] to a close friend, who will tell you you look hot." That's the definition writer Kelly William Brown gave it, via...
From: Glamour | Friday, May 1, 2015
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On Tuesday, PayPal officially launched “One Touch For Web.” The new service, an update of the mobile version of the One Touch e-commerce product that the company launched last August, allows consumers to buy items or services through mobile devices...
From: Pando Daily | By: Dennis Keohane | Friday, May 1, 2015
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redirectJoin the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Apple sneaked in an annoying new feature in its latest iPhone iOS update — but there's also an upside...
From: Business Insider | By: Rob Price | Saturday, May 2, 2015
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Dating apps have become one of the more popular genres in the App Store recently. Due to their nature, however, developing a fully featured dating app can be challenging. In the second part of this series, we'll look at how we can leverage the Sinch platform...
From: NETTUTS | By: Jordan Morgan | Friday, May 1, 2015
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Exclusive: Depict is riding both sides of video art's origins, offering more affordable collectibles as well as unique, expensive objects like Frame....
From: VentureBeat | By: Barry Levine | Saturday, May 2, 2015
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The beacon — a low-cost device that retailers can attach to store shelves or walls to communicate with customer smartphones — is coming into its own. Beacon programs are quickly moving out of beta phase and becoming an integral part of the retail...
From: Business Insider | By: Cooper Smith | Saturday, May 2, 2015
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Dave Goldberg, CEO of Survey Monkey and husband of Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg, passed away suddenly last night, according to a public Facebook post by his brother Robert Goldberg.  "It’s with incredible shock and sadness that I’m letting our...
From: Business Insider | By: Jillian D'Onfro | Saturday, May 2, 2015
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Not too long ago, people got pretty excited about the idea of a "modular smartphone", and recently Google announced that it would be launching its attempt at such a device in Puerto Rico this year. The idea has also sparked a lot of debate, with some...
From: Techdirt | By: Leigh Beadon | Saturday, May 2, 2015
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This is Rihanna's new ad campaign for Puma. Puma is a kind of shoes. Rihanna is a singer. She did that song "S&M." It stands for "Sneakers & Money" • Rihanna is a shoe salesperson at last! As you may know, back in December the sportswear company...
From: The Stranger | By: Lindsay Hood | Friday, May 1, 2015
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Sometime early tomorrow morning, we will be starting our 10 hour trek to Florida to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Hogsmeade AND Diagon Alley). I’m not driving so I don’t control the departure time, but if I had it my way we’d leave at 3am....
From: Zoot | By: Zoot | Friday, May 1, 2015
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Saturday is a big day for sporting events: We've got the NFL Draft's final day, the much-hypedManny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather, Jr. fight, and the Kentucky Derby.
From: Mediaite | By: Mediaite TV | Saturday, May 2, 2015
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Opening Ceremony has teamed up with Korean brand 11+ on a small collection of iPhone 6 cases. The 11+ color case comes as part of the collaboration in a series of beautiful unique colors, ranging from dark navy to a … The post 11+ for Opening Ceremony...
From: High Snobiety | By: David Fischer | Saturday, May 2, 2015
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Ben Horowitz is the cofounder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz, one of the most powerful VC firms in Silicon Valley with $4.2 billion in assets. Before becoming a VC, Horowitz was the cofounder and CEO of Opsware, a data center software company...
From: Business Insider | By: Eugene Kim | Saturday, May 2, 2015
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I don't think I can stress this enough: It's a watch. I say this because people are lumping far too many expectations on to the Apple Watch, a product that’s barely a week old and something few people have had a chance to use. I let my boss try it...
From: Business Insider | By: Steve Kovach | Saturday, May 2, 2015
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What time does the 2015 Kentucky Derby start on May 2, and how can you watch the annual horse race online? Get your mint julep ready — live coverage of the 141st running of the annual horse race starts at 4 p.m. ET, and there are several ways to view,...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Cheryl P | Saturday, May 2, 2015
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Samsung has been known to borrow Apple's ideas from time to time, an effective -- if not entirely inspired -- strategy considering massive iPhone, iPad and now Watch demand. But its latest advertisement for the new Galaxy S6 edge, basically an amalgamation...
From: Apple Insider | Saturday, May 2, 2015
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Timothy Jones had a football scholarship at the Missouri-based Lincoln University and a loving family — opportunities and circumstances many kids in Chicago “dream and beg for.” But the 22-year-old threw his future away when he robbed an acquaintance...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Rummana Hussain | Saturday, May 2, 2015
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