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Raspberry Pi gets 6x the power, 2x the memory and still costs $35

Makers, academics and generally anyone who likes to play with computers: get ready for some awesomesauce. Raspberry Pis, the tiny Linux computers that currently sell for $35 are getting a makeover that will give a tremendous boost to their compute power and double their memory while still keeping their price the same. The Pi 2…

Watch Katy Perry's quirky Super Bowl Halftime Show

Katy Perry headlined Super Bowl XLIX's halftime show and she brought the quirky factor of the big game up several notches, as only she could.

'We Are The Champions' as sung by Sam Smith, Christina Aguilera and more

The gang's all here for "We Are The Champions": Carrie Underwood, Sam Smith, Ariana Grande, Blake Shelton, Usher, Meghan Trainor, Christina Aguilera and 1D.

GoDaddy's swiftly edited Super Bowl ad was far less exciting than the commercial it had to pull

The brand says it rushed to make a new ad in 24 hours after the original was pulled after it sparked complaints from animal rights campaigners.

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Jeff Bridges Sleeping Tapes - Squarespace

Jeff Bridges' new album is on his new Squarespace site. Give the tracks a listen on and you’ll sleep better tonight.

What it's like to travel in a swanky $20,000 Etihad Airways first-class suite

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Young adults more likely to say vaccinating kids should be a parental choice

Overall, 68% of U.S. adults say childhood vaccinations should be required, while 30% say parents should be able to decide. Among all age groups, young adults are more likely to say vaccinating children should be a parental choice. Some 41% of 18- to 29-year-olds say parents should be able to decide whether or not their child gets vaccinated; only 20% of adults 65 or older echo this opinion.

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Touchdown Patriots. Brady lofts one up and into Gronk's breadbasket. Pats 14-7 #NEvsSEA #SB49

IDC: Tablet shipments decline for the first time in Q4 2014, leaders Apple and Samsung both lose market share

Tablet shipments for Apple, however, declined 14.6 percent in 2014, likely due to smaller players eating away its market share. “Although Apple expanded its iPad lineup by keeping around older models and offering a lower entry price point of $249, it still wasn’t enough to spur iPad sales, given the excitement around the launch of the new iPhones,” said Jitesh Ubrani, senior research analyst with IDC.

Over a year in, more smoke than fire from Fusion - Digiday

Television, of course, isn’t as dead as the digital evangelists have claimed. Even Vice, which has found successful formula with its digital culture and news coverage, has its own show on HBO and is angling for its own TV network. But TV is only one of the many platforms Fusion is tweaking its output for. It’s expanding its footprint on YouTube, for example, where it has published 677 videos so far, and on Instagram, where it has posted entire video series made exclusively for the platform. Fusion was also one of the initial launch partners for Snapchat’s new Discover feature.

Tinder Plus, The Paid Version Featuring An Undo Button And More, Arrives In U.S. Next Month

Tinder Plus, the long-awaited “premium” version of Tinder’s service , offering features like an Undo button for errant swipes and a Passport option for searching outside your current geographic region, is nearing launch here in the U.S. for iOS and Android users. Both of Tinder’s mobile apps recently received updates on the respective app stores where the feature was mentioned in the app’s update text – hinting at an imminent arrival. However, Tinder says that Plus is not yet being enabled for end users in the U.S. at this time – and the app’s update text descriptions will be edited to reflect this.

William Lazonick: How Superstar Companies Like Apple Are Killing America’s High-Tech Future

Just in case he is willing to entertain that piece of advice, I offer him a number of suggestions related to the company’s relations with its employees and society on how Apple might use its profits productively, in ways that are consistent with the company’s innovative business model. These are things like investing in the educational attainments of its employees and letting performance pay do its job of incentivizing employees to invest their skills and efforts in the innovation process. A person like Tim Cook could take the lead among corporate executives in recognizing the debt that is owed to taxpayers for Apple’s profitable products .He should advocate that profitable companies like Apple pay their fair share of taxes, and he should allocate some of Apple’s creative assets – its employees – to making innovative contributions to solving some of America’s greatest social ills, like discrimination, poverty, and climate change. Instead of doing massive stock buybacks, a profitable company like Apple should extend its innovative business model by allocating some of its technological capability to help our society confront the major issues of our times.

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@CJ_vzla @gaflynn1989 I like it when they show these long game plays. 18 minutes isn't that bad. If it was the first hour, I wouldn't watch.

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Cloud jumping: When it's time to switch providers

It became apparent that Creative Solutions in Healthcare had outgrown the MSP and needed to jump to a new cloud platform. "We still feel like we made the right decision going with the smaller player at the time, but they definitely didn't have what we know we need now," Wiora says.

Get 50% off ZeroLemon's SolarJuice 20,000mAh Battery Pack

This compact, lightweight battery pack features two USB ports including a 2.1A port to quickly charge up tablets. Plus, it can power up two devices simultaneously. And with 20,000 mAh, this beast could charge an iPhone 6’s 1810 mAh battery over ten times.

Exclusive: Google Is Developing Its Own Uber Competitor

Now there are signs that the companies are more likely to be ferocious competitors than allies. Google is preparing to offer its own ride-hailing service, most likely in conjunction with its long-in-development driverless car project. Drummond has informed Uber's board of this possibility, according to a person close to the Uber board, and Uber executives have seen screenshots of what appears to be a Google ride-sharing app that is currently being used by Google employees. This person, who requested not to be named because the talks are private, said the Uber board is now weighing whether to ask Drummond to resign his position as an Uber board member.

Evidence of a galactic cannibal - CNET

An image captured by the Hubble telescope shows a galaxy in the process of being devoured by a bigger galaxy nearby.

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Super Bowl 2015: The battle of the brands on Twitter - Twitter Counter Blog

2) Nationwide’s ad was extremely controversial. Even though a friend of mine scolded me for not looking at it as a PSA, my gut reaction, which is what advertising is all about during the Super Bowl, is that this was not the place to bring everyone down, and to scold parents who might not be practicing good parenting by making their house accident-proof, or by depressing those who have lost children, those I kept seeing comment after seeing it. ***Lesson: Don’t scold your customers on-air, and be very careful about producing the most depressing ad of the whole night…okay, the whole week. The Internet is not very happy with Nationwide, so impressions in their case aren’t necessarily positive. …and, no, not all publicity is good publicity. They just ding’d their brand. That’s not positive in my book.

Can A Brand-New Web Browser Survive In 2015?

What we lack are the tools to tie them all together. Tab management is difficult when you have dozens open at a time, and extensions are a sloppy way of fixing the problem. Chrome doesn't even try to integrate Gmail at the browser level, so you can't click a mail link to jump into the web-based client. And the kind of inline notes that Vivaldi envisions doesn't exist in any mainstream browser. A new generation of browser for serious work could be compelling for more than just a handful of users.

FCC to Propose Strong ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules

Chairman Tom Wheeler is reaching for a significant expansion of the agency’s authority to regulate broadband providers, according to multiple people familiar with the matter.

First look at Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs

About the author Alex Heath is a senior writer at Cult of Mac and co-host of the CultCast. He has been quoted by the likes of the BBC, KRON 4 News, and books like "ICONIC: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation." If you want to pitch a story, share a tip, or just get in touch, additional contact information is available on his personal site . Twitter always works too. (sorry, you need Javascript to see this e-mail address)| Read more posts by Alex Heath.

18 Apple Watch app controls your Tesla electric car

Apple Watch app controls your Tesla electric car Take two of the hottest tech products and get them to work together in a way gets the world talking. That seems to be the idea behind a plan to let Tesla electric car owners be able to control their Model S Check out this story on

Hackers tapped into Syrian opposition's battle plans

Syrian opposition leaders lost gigabytes of secret communications and battlefield plans to hackers who baited them into downloading malware during flirtatious Skype chats, according to a report released Sunday.

Here are all the commercials that ran during the Super Bowl, in order

Here are all the commercials that ran during the Super Bowl, in order

WhatsApp Voice-Calling Feature Spotted In The Wild

Select Android users are reporting they’ve happened upon a new voice-calling feature in their WhatsApp mobile applications, indicating that the company is testing the addition ahead of its expansion into territory currently dominated by apps like Skype and Viber. One user has now shared screenshots and video of the voice-calling feature in action, which he said was activated when someone who already had the feature called him.

The BBC's Doctor Who Coding Game Comes to Tablets Today

The Doctor will need several new abilities to overcome his enemies in the new levels, which can be unlocked by solving a series of coding puzzles, linked to the new computing curriculum in the UK. These focus on Boolean logic, introducing ‘if’ statements with a range of variables that gradually increase in complexity as users become more advanced.

A Smart Backpack That Isolates Your Stinky Gym Clothes | WIRED

Along comes Aer to broker a lasting accord. Originally funded through Kickstarter, this thoughtfully designed duffel-style backpack is now available to the general public—and it’s a revelation. No more making due with a cavernous rucksack-style bag and its a sad kludged-on laptop sleeve. The Aer incorporates a dedicated (and ventilated) shoe compartment, a spacious front-zip main space for clothes and a towel, dual multi-pocketed side panels, and a separate padded space for your computer. It’s light enough to wear on a hard pre-work training ride, yet durable enough to scrunch under a bus seat or in a gym locker without tearing. And after a full day at the office, your MacBook won’t reek of chamois cream.

Super Bowl Chatter Dominates Twitter

If you were watching Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday night and tweeting thoughts about the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks , you were not alone.

Apple to invest $2 billion to convert sapphire plant to data center

(Reuters) - Apple Inc said it plans to invest $2 billion to convert a failed sapphire glass plant in Arizona into a data center.

Apple's first Chinese New Year ad tells a familiar story

In fact, the clip is very similar to Apple’s “ The Song ” ad, which was aired in the U.S. over the holiday season. It tells the story of a granddaughter who uses Apple devices and software (and Beats headphones) to create a song for her grandmother as a gift.

Platinum Games Launches 8-Bit Bayonetta Browser Game - IGN

If you've yet to play  Bayonetta 2 ,  you probably should . IGN deemed it "amazing", saying that "Bayonetta 2 builds on everything that made the original great, and delivers one of the best action games of the year."

Hackers Dupe Syrian Rebels With Pics of Attractive Women

Specifically, the hackers set up fake Skype and Facebook accounts with "generic but country-appropriate names and profile images." They would develop a relationship with the targets on Skype chat, and then send the rebels personal photos. But anyone who downloaded them simply released malware that allowed hackers to infiltrate the victim's computer or mobile phone. Meanwhile, the fake Facebook accounts were full of malware-laden links.

How to block Super Bowl spoilers in Australia before watching the game tonight

There is only one fool-proof solution for avoiding the score entirely and that is by time traveling back a world before the Internet and shutting off the online world. Use this option wisely. It is known to make you more productive, interact with people face-to-face and be pleasantly surprised when you watch the replay of the Super Bowl, without having to stress all day about avoiding spoilers.

Super Bowl Advertising Moves Beyond TV Commercials

The power of the Super Bowl to draw audiences is undeniably strong and is underscored by the fact that it serves as a showcase for changes in marketing methods.  Thanks to big data and technology advances, though, brands can now find their own showcase through highly-targeted audiences and get Super Bowl-like exposure without Super Bowl-sized budgets.

Google Grants $775,000 To Code2040, A Nonprofit Fostering Diversity In Tech

Walker is a celebrity in Silicon Valley, known primarily for his success and creativity as head of business development at Foursquare, which he joined in 2009 and left in 2012. Foursquare was one of the original location-based "check-in" apps, and Walker put the startup on the map by landing hundreds of partnerships with merchants and brands such as American Express and BravoTV. His regular appearances at South by Southwest, on television, and on Twitter—where he's garnered an audience of nearly 300,000 followers—promoted both Foursquare and Walker himself. By the time he left to become entrepreneur-in-residence at Andreessen Horowitz, everyone wondered, "What's next for Tristan?" Walker's hustle and charisma aren't the only reasons for his fame. Walker is black. In Silicon Valley, even in 2014, a visible, successful African-American is big news. The technology industry's lack of minority representation is deplorable. Venture capitalists, startup founders, and big-time CEOs like to brag that the tech business is a color-blind meritocracy, but their boasts don't reflect the facts.

C.F. Martin uses tech to make new guitars sound old

C.F. Martin uses tech to make new guitars sound old One of the most coveted items for acoustic guitarists have been a purchase of an old, rare Martin guitar. C.F. Martin is using a new technology to make new guitars sound old. Check out this story on

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“ @mashable : The Robots Are Coming: 'Madden' video game correctly predicts the Super Bowl outcome ” OH NO NO NO

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Pebble prepares to reinvent itself after selling 1 million smartwatches

While Google and Apple have been getting the lion's share of attention for smartwatches lately, indie darling Pebble has been quietly soldiering on, improving its product and selling watches. In an exclusive interview, CEO Eric Migicovsky revealed that the company shipped its one millionth Pebble on December 31st of last year. That's more than double of what Pebble  reported in March , indicating that  price cuts and new feature additions later in the year successfully boosted sales figures.

Rosetta's lost comet lander Philae could wake up in May sunshine - CNET

The main Rosetta craft has continued its scientific mission, but the ESA is optimistic the lander could come back into play as the comet nears the sun. Philae was supposed to receive 6.5 hours of light during each 12.4-hour comet day in its original landing spot. That would have meant the lander would get too hot and go out of operation in March. The current spot, however, gets just 1.3 hours of light per comet day, which is not enough to power it.

Dixons Carphone Is Planning A Mobile Network

As well as selling contracts for smartphones that will allow customers to easily change the amount of minutes and data they receive, the company will sell data plans for laptops, tablets and home appliances. One reason mentioned in the merger of Dixons and Carphone Warehouse was a plan to capitalize on the Internet of Things .

BMW fixes lock security flaw

The patch, which would be applied automatically, included making data from the car encrypted via HTTPS (HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure) - the same security commonly used for online banking, BMW said.

Amazon takes on textbook sales at major universities

Amazon is set to open distribution centers at two large US colleges and offer students next-day delivery of textbooks and other items through co-branded websites . The universities of Massachusetts Amherst and Purdue say that the deal means students will save nearly $400 annually on textbooks. Amazon is also giving the schools a 0.5-2.5 percent cut, which will net at least $1.7 million in revenue for Purdue and $1.5 million for UMass over four years, according to the WSJ . The Amazon distribution center will completely replace the UMass textbook annex, currently operated by educational specialist Follett. That store will no longer carry course materials, but will continue to sell computers, clothing and other items.

Beyoncé launches an on-demand vegan meal delivery service

Beyonce herself has dabbled in veganism before. She and her husband Jay-Z famously adopted the diet for 22 days in the winter of 2013 and she has since made an effort to include more plant-based foods in her diet.

This leaked HTC Desire smartphone could have a higher resolution screen than the One M8

If the leak is accurate, we should be on the look out for the A55 at the end of February, a date which is very close to Mobile World Congress. The company has already announced a press event for March 1, where we could end up meeting the One M9 for the first time. If the A55 is going to have a 1440p screen, then it would make sense for HTC to reveal it alongside the One M9 – which is also rumored to have a Quad HD screen – rather than beforehand.

10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

AOL's sales team had a round of layoffs, The Daily Mail acquired Elite Daily, and the CEO Of Dropcam has left Nest.

Is Windows RT dead? Windows stops making Nokia Lumia 2520

That could bring a quiet end to Microsoft’s experiment with Windows RT, which was built for tablets and PCs based on ARM processors. The first tablets with Windows RT shipped in 2012, but the response has been poor, with PC makers like Dell, Asus, Lenovo and Samsung abandoning devices with the OS. Microsoft last year cancelled plans to launch a small-screen tablet with Windows 8.1 RT.

Pete Carroll's worst call ever is a brain game

However, many of these classic blunders took considerable time to reach. Carroll had to make his decision in a matter of seconds. The game was on the line. Carroll may have thought, as I did, that the Seahawks were going to win it. The momentum of the game, which had swung wildly between the two teams, was now firmly with the Seahawks. They were unstoppable. Even so, Carroll knew that running the ball might not get the Seahawks into the end zone in one play. He also had to know that a pass could be intercepted, fumbled or simply missed.

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“ @WSJD : Apple is spending $2 billion to build a data command center in Arizona: ” #AppleFamily

Nissan Obviously Wants Dads To Cry During The Super Bowl

Others may want to warm your heart or give you goosebumps, but here Nissan and agency TBWA/Chiat/Day LA are aiming for nothing less than full-on waterworks. A dad suffering from guilt, who also happens to be a champion race car driver, the kid watching dad triumph at home yet still harbors a deep melancholy over his lack of paternal bonding, all set to "Cat's in the freakin' Cradle?"

Heart and sole: Detroiter walks 21 miles in work commute

Heart and sole: Detroiter walks 21 miles in work commute James Robertson, 56, of Detroit has a champ's commute. He rides buses part-way but walks about 21 miles in round trips to a factory. Check out this story on

18 Bookstores Every Book Lover Must Visit At Least Once

"Tending to more books than anyone could read in a lifetime – from international bestsellers to a remarkable showing of local authors, BookKids to MysteryPeople—plus almost daily events and a quirky collection of toys, BookPeople’s wonderful staff are on their toes expanding horizons and making literary dreams come true," the Austin Chronicle raves .

Rohinni's Lightpaper Is Incredibly Thin, And Printable

Nice new aproach! I'd love to see what this "LED printer" looks like! There are several comparable, and perhaps "better" techniques available such as conductive inks, and "printscreen" ( Ultra thin-film electro luminescence) that does not have the "shimmering effect" problem. With the technology you can apply passive matrix displays in grey-scale or multi-color on paper, leather, stone and wood. If interested you can read more about it here: In any way it will be interesting to see future applications of these exiting new techniques!

4 Myths About Apple Design, From An Ex-Apple Designer

I’ll opine on one point here: Google’s “thousands” of designers - is a laughing stalk. G openly bragging about over a thousand “assistants, designers, etc.” working on the Roboto typeface family, was the most hilarious thing ever uttered and screams ineptitude of both PR team, upper management, or both (because it’s either not true, or if it is true, it’s the stupidest thing ever to happen in human history). Apple has around a hundred designers? SAY IT AIN’T SO! how is “infinite” a myth? who here ever thought “gee apple must have 19,000 designers” no, we’re probably reading this blog because we are a designer, and know that it can be one, or ten, or one hundred people working on projectS but it’s ludicras to even fathom design by committee with large numbers. who possibly believes that? NOBODY! so why was it brought up as a MYTH????? omg this article has broken my brain.

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