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Margot Robbie may play the Joker's girlfriend, Harley Quinn, in 'Suicide Squad'

It'll be interesting to see how Ayers handles the Harley Quinn role, at a time when popular culture — and the superhero genre in particular — is being scrutinized through a feminist prism on a minute-by-minute basis. The Joker's abusive nature certainly isn't lost on his girlfriend, who vacillates between standing up to her abuser and masochistically relishing said abuse.

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Here's How Ballerinas Are Able to Balance on Their Toes

At one point in my ballet-shoe wormhole journey, I began to wonder why the shoes don't just already come the way dancers like them. It would be like if I got a new tape recorder and then had to pound it with a hammer for a few hours before I was able to use it.

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Instagram now lets you edit captions, suggests accounts to follow in new People tab

When you tap it, you’ll now see two tabs: Photos and People. The former has not changed at all, and still shows you the same scrolling grid of photos and videos. The latter, however, suggests interesting accounts you may want to follow, based on “a variety of factors, including who you follow, who you’re connected to, and what you like on Instagram,” an Instagram spokesperson told VentureBeat.

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Matt Damon confirms Jason Bourne will return in 2016

At an event earlier this week, Matt Damon finally confirmed that he'll reprise the role of Jason Bourne in in 2016.  Speaking to E! News at a party for Project Greenlight , Damon stated that he'll be reuniting with director Paul Greengrass for the project, with the film hitting theaters the following year. According to the actor, "I just needed [Greengrass] to say yes."

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The Verge on Twitter: "Telltale's Game of Thrones game will premiere "soon" http://t.co/q2M3485a1J http://t.co/Qn3vKM18sj"

WINTER IS COMING! RT @verge : Telltale's Game of Thrones game will premiere "soon" http://theverge.com/e/6949804  pic.twitter.com/B2Pn0B8UYI

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Are You Making These Networking Mistakes On Twitter?

Anytime you tweet, you’re pushing what you sell, why someone should buy your amazing life-changing product. No one wants that. It’s like sitting next to that person at a social event, you can’t wait to use your “I have to call the sitter” excuse and relocate to the other side of the room. Don’t be that person. Follow some sage advice to give good content, talk about your life, things you love, things that irk you, and chat with your friends online. It shows you’re a good community member.

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The Darkhotel APT

This APT precisely drives its campaigns by spear-phishing targets with highly advanced Flash zero-day exploits that effectively evade the latest Windows and Adobe defenses, and yet they also imprecisely spread among large numbers of vague targets with peer-to-peer spreading tactics. Moreover, this crew's most unusual characteristic is that for several years the Darkhotel APT has maintained a capability to use hotel networks to follow and hit selected targets as they travel around the world. These travelers are often top executives from a variety of industries doing business and outsourcing in the APAC region. Targets have included CEOs, senior vice presidents, sales and marketing directors and top R&D staff. This hotel network intrusion set provides the attackers with precise global scale access to high value targets. From our observations, the highest volume of offensive activity on hotel networks started in August 2010 and continued through 2013, and we are investigating some 2014 hotel network events.

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Satya Nadella's Microsoft Wants To Make Productivity Sexy, Inspiring, And Futuristic

At first blush, it may be tough to reconcile some of what Microsoft showed at its event with Nadella's contention that it's all about Windows, Office, and Azure. What, for instance, is the company doing writing an Android utility such as Next Lock Screen? Chief experience officer Julie Larson-Green explained that it saw Google's mobile operating system as lower-hanging fruit than Apple's iOS or its own Windows Phone. "Android," she said, "is the easiest one to make a difference on. It's a sea of icons." But features such as easy access to conference calls might wend their way into products closer to Microsoft's heart and more vital to its future.

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The Facebook Election

The field of sentiment analysis is as famous for its pitfalls as for any successes. Sentiment analysis has been bad at detecting sarcasm, for instance. But there’s good reason to think that if anyone can pull this off, it will be Facebook. First, it has access to a far, far larger sample of natural language than any other social network. What’s more, that carries with it contextual data that can serve as a point of departure for sentiment analysis — the field, in particular, that allows people to include how they’re feeling or what they’re doing when they post status updates. And third, Facebook quite simply has some of the best data scientists in the world, and has built a company on a deep and comprehensive understanding of user data. We’re also comfortable with Facebook’s approach to its users’ privacy with this data, which is anonymous and aggregate, with no data available for groups of interactions under 1,000.

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Why Is Healthcare IT Under Fire?

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has lost several key figures in recent months. An economic report suggests that meaningful use may have been a waste of money. Why is healthcare IT under such duress?

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Obama asks FCC for strong net neutrality laws: White House

Obama and other White House officials acknowledged that the FCC, as an independent agency, would ultimately shape the regulations. But Republicans lawmakers quickly seized on Obama's encroachment, days after their party won control of both houses of Congress in a midterm election largely viewed as a repudiation of the president's policies.

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Obama's plan to save the internet draws bold reactions

Today, President Obama  took his strongest stance yet on the subject of net neutrality. Obama released a statement urging the FCC to reclassify broadband as a utility. In doing so, he answered the call of millions of people who've written the Commission and chairman Tom Wheeler in support of reclassification, which many view as the most sure fire way of keeping the internet open and shielded from the profit-driven interests of ISPs.

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Evernote Raises $20M From Japanese Media Giant Nikkei, Forms Content Partnership For Evernote Context

Context brings information from third-party sources into the app so users can read news articles and other content alongside their own documents and notes. Nikkei is the first international news source that has been integrated into Evernote Context and the partnership is expected to become available to Evernote Premium and Evernote Business subscribers by early 2015.

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Researchers say Apple iOS bug makes most devices vulnerable to attack

Apple's iOS has robust security features that make it extremely difficult for attackers to install malware on devices using traditional techniques for infecting Windows machines and Android mobile devices with malicious emails and Web links. The "Masque Attack" makes that possible by exploiting a system that Apple developed to allow large organizations to deploy custom-built software without going through Apple's App Store, according to David Richardson, iOS product manager at mobile security firm Lookout.

15
Worsening tensions in Israel after police shooting, demonstrations and stabbing attacks

Original story : At least four people were injured in Israel on Monday in two separate stabbing attacks, on the heels of demonstrations over the killing by police of an Arab Israeli man, which was caught on video.

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Facebook Wins: More Than 500 Million Are Using Messenger

While Messenger wasn’t guaranteed to succeed, it had an easier path than some other apps like Poke. Messaging isn’t some new service unfamiliar to Facebook users — it is core functionality split off from the family. Facebook nudged people to download the app while they were in the moment, trying to chat with friends. And it took great effort to integrate the experience so that in some ways, it was hard to tell when you were switching between the main app and the messaging app. While some disliked downloading a new app, others welcomed messaging without the distraction of the full Facebook experience.

17
United States Postal Service Hacked

It seems like 2014 has been one endless series of massive hacks. Home Depot. Target. Neiman Marcus. Michaels. JPMorgan Chase. It’s been one hack after the other, each dumping anything from customer credit card numbers to mailing addresses into the wild.

18
Facebook racks up 500 million Messenger users after making people use Messenger

WhatsApp easily sailed to 500 million users, but Messenger struggled to catch on because people felt no need to install the app when it was accessible within Facebook. Facebook tapped PayPal CEO David Marcus to take over Messenger in April, proving that the network had no plans to give up on its own messaging effort even as it paid billions for WhatsApp. Marcus also has years of experience in mobile payments, which Facebook is exploring as a way to make money off messaging.

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Our design conference Roadmap is next week!

To capture the trends and the future of user experience and user interfaces, Om Malik and I have put together our  design tech conference Roadmap , which kicks off next week on the night of November 17th and runs the 18th and the 19th at the SFJazz Center. It’ll be a culmination of the most creative minds in the intersection of tech, design and entrepreneurialism. I can’t believe it’s just around the corner and it’s our fourth Roadmap!

20
Sony SmartWatch 3 goes on sale on Google Play for $250

Google Play started selling Sony’s sports-focused take on Android Wear on Monday for $249.99 , which means five of the six officially announced Android Wear smartwatches are on sale from Google’s official online store (the Asus ZenWatch is currently only available at Best Buy .) Previously available from Verizon,  Sony’s SmartWatch 3  is different from other Android Wear smartwatches in a few key ways: It’s got a built-in GPS sensor as well as a Wi-Fi radio, and doesn’t take traditional watchbands. Instead, you have to use Sony’s rubber bands. If you need help choosing which Android Wear smartwatch is right for you, here’s a handy guide .

21
7 videos to celebrate Sesame Street's 45th anniversary

is a leading source for news, information and resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable's record 40 million unique visitors worldwide and 19 million social media followers are one of the most influential and engaged online communities. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco.

22
Scientists Win Breakthrough Prizes at Silicon Valley Gala

The two teams of physicists that received this year’s physics award were recognized for discovering that the universe isn’t shrinking, as was once commonly believed, but is actually expanding at an accelerating rate. The discovery, made possible by studying the brightness of distant exploding stars known as supernovae, has profound implications. It implies the existence of a vast reservoir of “dark energy” in the universe, a force still not understood by scientists.

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After Missing the Mobile Boom, Mozilla Preps for Virtual Reality

Mozilla expects virtual-reality devices to be made by different companies and wants to position the Web as the place to view virtual-reality content on all these gadgets. That would make it difficult for Facebook or any other company to control VR content distribution the way Apple and Google control mobile today through their iOS and Android operating systems, Gal explained.

24
Hortonworks Files to Float Public Shares in 2015

For the last several years, Hadoop has largely been considered to be in something of an experimental phase. As companies have struggled to get their heads around “big data” — the notion that useful business insights can come from a thorough analysis of data gathered in the course of daily operations — they have increasingly turned to Hadoop technologies to simplify the process.

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Computer Scientists, Legal Experts Explain To Supreme Court Why APIs Are Not Copyrightable | Techdirt

For decades, computer scientists have relied on the open nature of APIs to enable rapid innovation in computer technology. For decades, circuit courts have supported that reliance, concluding that Section 102(b) of the Copyright Act protects a programmer’s source code as creative expression, but does not cover the processes, systems, and methods of operation that code may employ to interface with other software. The district court correctly followed that precedent and rejected Oracle’s claim that the Java APIs could be copyrightable. Sadly, the Federal Circuit chose to split with the other circuits and reverse the district court. That decision upended decades of industry practice and threatens the basic principles upon which our technology sector was built. Not surprisingly, the Federal Circuit’s decision has been harshly criticized. As many commentators have noted, if the Federal Circuit’s view had been accepted at the birth of modern computing, many important technologies would never have existed, and/or succeeded. For example, the widespread availability of diverse, cheap, and customizable personal computers owes its existence to the lack of copyright on the specification for IBM’s Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) for the PC.

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This 14-year-old Irish entrepreneur just launched his third company

In my experience, child prodigies wash out pretty early. I like his spunk and all, but the streets are littered with prodigies who later go on to deal with depression, addiction, and/or burnout. I think if his parents are smart, they will let him be a kid. I am all for the lemonade stands, creating apps and webpages, but full businesses are more responsibility than a child in a first-world country should be doing. I swear I don't mean it in a mean way, but a concerned way. Concerned that he will grow up and be bored or fail and can't handle it.

27
Mozilla will start hosting Tor relays as part of Polaris privacy push

But there’s more. The way Tor hides the connection between its users and the sites they’re visiting is by bouncing their traffic through a series of “middle” relays, then finally through an “exit” relay, which visited sites will interpret as being the source of the user’s traffic. Middle relays are legally pretty safe to run, because if someone is using Tor for something illegal , middle relays can’t be mistaken as the traffic source.

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Quote Of The Week: What Would You Do If Today Were Your Last Day?

"For the past 33 years, I’ve looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself, 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer is 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something." — Steve Jobs

29
Video games are not making us more violent, study shows

The possibility of a link between real-life and screened violence has been a source of huge controversy since the 1970s. The “video nasties” scare of the early 1980s led to the Video Recordings Act of 1984, which saw dozens of horror movies denied video classification. Since then, a series of mass shootings in the US have been linked to violent movies and video games. The perpetrators of the 1999 Columbine High School killings, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were said to have been obsessed with violent games such as Doom, while Anders Behring Breivik claimed to have played the military shooter Call of Duty in preparation for the killing of 77 people in Norway in 2011. In January 2013, Obama called for research into the effects of violent games after the Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut the previous December.

30
How to fix Wi-Fi problems on Mac OS X Yosemite

If none of these problems fixed your issue, you might want to do a fresh install of OS X Yosemite on your Mac, downgrade to OS X Mavericks, wait for an update to Yosemite or take it to the Apple Store.

31
Engadget on Twitter: "NASA testing shape-shifting wings that make planes more efficient http://t.co/CaWS796XNP http://t.co/Ybg8BtIHXz"

When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more

32
Boop Lets You Send Self-Destructing Animated Messages

“We believe there’s a huge sweet spot around ephemeral messaging and still a lot to explore in the area,” the app’s co-creator Dave Ganly tells me. “We also believe that giving users a new medium to play in (animated text) and simple tools to do it, gives users a really new, creative way to express themselves in a private way. We make communication much more playful.”

33
Evil Dead TV Series Starring Bruce Campbell Coming to Starz - IGN

Ash Vs. Evil Dead was written by Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi (Darkman, Army of Darkness, Drag Me to Hell) and Tom Spezialy (Chuck, Reaper, Desperate Housewives). Sam Raimi will also serve as executive producer, along with Rob Tapert (Evil Dead, Spartacus, Xena: Warrior Princess) and Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, Burn Notice). Ivan Raimi will Co-Executive Produce and Aaron Lam (Spartacus) will serve as producer.

34
4 Habits Of Good Listeners

Being a good listener can sometimes give you a strategic advantage, especially if the person you’re negotiating with slips and says something they weren’t intending to say. But chances are neither of these situations can happen if your mouth is moving. So for those of us who can be too talkative for our own good, here are four tips for better listening:

35
First Microsoft Lumia phone to be revealed next week - CNET

The new Lumia smartphone will mark the first time the product line drops the Nokia moniker in favor of Microsoft's name, signifying a new chapter for the mobile devices, which have struggled in the marketplace. The smartphones, which have featured bright colors and a reputation for powerful cameras, barely make a dent as far as sales go, except in a few emerging markets. But Lumia smartphones may have a new lease on life under Microsoft -- at least that's the company's hope.

36
Google Maps Redesign Includes Easy Restaurant Reservation And Improved Uber Options

In addition to the cosmetic enhancements, U.S. users can make a restaurant reservation directly in Google Maps thanks to Google’s partnership with OpenTable. When searching for directions, the app will show Uber wait time, estimated fare, and travel time to a destination. ( Previous versions of the Uber integration only showed travel time .)

37
Fitbit trackers disappear from Apple's online store

A Fitbit spokesperson told Mashable , as the company has before, that the fitness trackers command a 69% market share for this year, and are sold at many outlets besides Apple. The spokesperson added that the company is looking forward to the holiday as Fitbit "continues its rapid growth." Still, it seems unlikely that Fitbit isn't at least somewhat uncomfortable that it's apparently burned a bridge with one of the most powerful companies in the world — the one that's likely to be its greatest competitor in 2015.

38
The battle between your present and future self

Every day, we make decisions that have good or bad consequences for our future selves. (Can I skip flossing just this one time?) Daniel Goldstein makes tools that help us imagine ourselves over time, so that we make smart choices for Future Us.

39
What's Your Favorite Magazine?

Here, vote for your favorite publications across a range of categories—some of which you've seen in years past (Hottest Magazine of the Year, Hottest Home Magazine), others that are new (Hottest Magazine Design). For Hottest Newcomer, Dr. Oz faces off with Modern Farmer, while Town & Country and Conde Nast Traveler compete for Hottest Reborn Magazine.

40
Scientists Discover Vast 'Ocean' Hidden Deep Underground

"Geological processes on the Earth’s surface, such as earthquakes or erupting volcanoes, are an expression of what is going on inside the Earth, out of our sight," geophysicist Dr. Steven Jacobsen , an associate professor at Northwestern University, said in a written statement. "I think we are finally seeing evidence for a whole-Earth water cycle, which may help explain the vast amount of liquid water on the surface of our habitable planet. Scientists have been looking for this missing deep water for decades ."

41
The Genius of Wearing the Same Outfit Every Day

Why? It isn’t a coincidence. Jobs and President Barack Obama, for example, are both part of the same-outfit club, but for different reasons. And both are logical, from both a scientific and business perspective.

42
SimplePrints Brings A Fast Photo Book Maker To Android

The idea is that you can spend a few minutes here and there to complete your photo book in less 30 minutes, instead of having to find an hour (or more) to build a book online at a site like Shutterfly or Snapfish. (Though it should be noted that Shutterfly’s “Photo Story” iPad app is also fairly easy to use.)

43
Kidizen, A Mobile Marketplace For Secondhand “Kids’ Stuff” Raises Half A Million

Minneapolis-based Kidizen has raised just over half a million in funding for its mobile, peer-to-peer marketplace which allows parents to buy and sell their children’s clothing, toys, shoes and other easily shippable items. The idea is similar to secondhand clothing marketplace ThredUP and several more online consignment shops aimed adults – and typically women – like Poshmark, Twice, or Threadflip, for example. Like several of its competitors, Kidizen doesn’t play the middleman by receiving and selling the items itself – instead, parents handle the packing and shipping, allowing them to save on marketplace fees.

44
Sweden's Prostitution Solution: Why Hasn't Anyone Tried This Before?

In a centuries deep sea of clichés despairing that 'prostitution will always be with us', one country's success stands out as a solitary beacon lighting the way. In just five years Sweden has dramatically reduced the number of its women in prostitution. In the capital city of Stockholm the number of women in street prostitution has been reduced by two thirds, and the number of johns has been reduced by 80%. There are other major Swedish cities where street prostitution has all but disappeared. Gone too, for the most part, are the renowned Swedish brothels and massage parlors which proliferated during the last three decades of the twentieth century when prostitution in Sweden was legal. In addition, the number of foreign women now being trafficked into Sweden for sex is nil. The Swedish government estimates that in the last few years only 200 to 400 women and girls have been annually sex trafficked into Sweden, a figure that's negligible compared to the 15,000 to 17,000 females yearly sex trafficked into neighboring Finland. No other country, nor any other social experiment, has come anywhere near Sweden's promising results.

45
7 Tech Logos Before They Became Iconic

Some of the world’s most ubiquitous logos had humble beginnings. In 1975, Carolyn Davidson was paid $35 to develop the Nike logo and the “Swoosh” we’ve come to recognize has remained more or less intact for nearly forty years.

46
What’s the Best Date to Buy a Christmas Gift?

Already, the WSJ Christmas Sale Tracker shows that retailers seem to be testing how directly price cuts drive traffic and Web sales, by changing prices on popular items such as the Jawbone Up24 fitness tracker and a KitchenAid mixer in the weeks leading up to the holiday-shopping bonanza.

47
Obama Calls on FCC to Issue Rules Protecting ‘Net Neutrality’

President Barack Obama called on the Federal Communications Commission Monday to declare broadband Internet service a public utility, saying that it is essential to the economy and that the “strongest possible rules” are needed to ensure that the Internet doesn’t become divided into fast and slow lanes.

48
Tor Project has few answers, many questions about Operation Onymous

Tor Project has few answers, many questions about Operation Onymous   —  Thoughts and Concerns about Operation Onymous  —  What happened  —  Recently it was announced that a coalition of government agencies took control of many Tor hidden services.  We were as surprised as most of you.

49
The design genius of Charles + Ray Eames

The legendary design team Charles and Ray Eames made films, houses and classic midcentury modern furniture. Eames Demetrios, their grandson, shows rarely seen films and archival footage in a lively, loving tribute to their creative process.

50
The top 20 catchiest songs of all time, according to science - CNET

There were four modes: Recognise that Tune, where users had to hum along with the track, continuing when the sound dropped out and gauging whether they were still in time when the sound resumed; What's the Hook, where users had to listen to two different clips from the same song and choose which clip was catchier; Time Trial, where users had to recognise as many songs as possible in three minutes; and In a Row, where users had to recognise as many songs in a row as they could.

51 Here’s What Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Thinks Apple And Google Do Best
52 Google Takes Over Operations Of Moffett Airfield From NASA, Will Invest $200M Into The Site
53 The TheTechNewsBlog Daily
54 Business Collaboration Platform JANDI Raises $2M To Expand In Asia
55 Homer's Last Theorem
56 Doritos-flavored Mountain Dew is a thing that apparently exists
57 Here's how we take back the Internet
58 You Can Ditch Your PC Now
59 Some are more equal than others
60 The Best Type of Beard for Your Face
61 The road to conflict-free minerals
62 Berlin’s digital exiles: where tech activists go to escape the NSA
63 The Next Four Months Will Decide the Future of the Internet
64 My name is Dan and I had a bent iPhone
65 Why you will fail to have a great career
66 Stuff
67 Ex-Nokians Crowdfund A Device To Democratize The Internet Of Things
68 Microsoft’s CEO Breaks Down The New Soul Of His Company
69 9 reasons to consider a veteran for your company's next hire
70 Amy Schumer takes down sexist censorship policies
71 Russia intensifies propaganda war by launching global news agency Sputnik
72 DarkHotel: A Sophisticated New Hacking Attack Targets High-Profile Hotel Guests | WIRED
73 Coca-Cola Hopes Its Startup Incubator Is The Real Thing
74 The 40 Best Windows 8.1 Apps
75 MIT's Crazy Materials Could Make for Self-Assembling Ikea Furniture | WIRED
76 Google Genomics is a cloud service just for DNA data
77 The 10 Most Innovative Mustaches In Business and Tech
78 Early bird Media Summit ticket sales ending soon
79 Check Out Photos Of The Pantone Hotel. It Is Colorful
80 Daily Deals Site Groupon Debuts A New App, Getaways, For Travel And Hotel Offers
81 Multiverse Collisions May Dot the Sky | Quanta Magazine
82 Innovation Uncensored San Francisco 2014
83 Net Threats
84 Security agents can make airports safer just by talking to passengers
85 George W. Bush pays tribute to his father with an oil painting
86 Photos from the 2nd annual Mashies ceremony
87 U.N. votes to protect six threatened shark species
88 Microsoft Sees An Intelligent, Mobile-Focused Future Of Productivity
89 Rent Condo, HDB, Studios | 99.co
90 Why Facebook Has Entrusted Its Future to the CEO of PayPal | WIRED
91 Did your favorite make the top apps list?
92 All Dressed Up For Mars and Nowhere to Go
93 WTF, Russia’s domestic Internet traffic mysteriously passes through Chinese routers