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4.7-inch iPhone 6 renderings allegedly straight from Foxconn

Chinese site Feng (via GforGames ) has just published new renderings which it claims are of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 that have been sourced from Foxconn, Apple’s largest manufacturing partner in China.

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Dota 2 - The International Compendium

Contribute to The International's overall prize pool while making tournament predictions and earning rewards as the total reaches each stretch goal. This year, you’ll earn even more rewards as you level up your Compendium by watching games, collecting player cards, and more. It’s the next-best thing to being there.

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This Concrete-Eating Robot Can Recycle An Entire Building On The Spot

There's already plenty of demand. More concrete is manufactured than any other material on the planet. And since it tends to last only 40 to 60 years, there's quite a bit of old concrete coming down all the time; in the U.S. alone, over 300 million metric tons of concrete waste are created each year.

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25 Badass Moms Who Are Doing It Right

"I like seeing her as she’s developing. I feel like she’s very attuned to the world and interested in things, and I see her integrating information, whether it’s emotional or intellectual. It just feels good to see it, because it’s always a work in progress and you never stop being a mother, right? Even, I feel like, as she’s an adult I’ll still have these feelings of watching her and being proud of her."

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Is This How We'll Cure Cancer?

Jim, I’m glad you bring this up. I’m working with a colleague in library sciences at my institution to investigate how we teach (or fail to teach) scientific writing and, by extension, scientific literacy. One thing I’ve noticed is that concerns such as yours often get labeled as “semantic”, with the implication that they are too trivial to warrant consideration by serious scientists and science writers. The problem seems greatest in areas where substantial societal and/or financial values are at stake. Examples include conflating “cure” and “remission”; or “proof of a hypothesis” and “evidence supporting a hypothesis”; or “lack of evidence” and “evidence of lack”. I can only think of explanations for the prevalence of this problem: 1, ignorance of the authors, which can be addressed through better education; and 2, deliberate intent to mislead to gain more funding or publicity or prizes for one’s work, which embodies ethical and moral issues. In either case, an in part for reasons you articulated, it’s important to stress that semantic integrity is inseparable from scientific integrity.

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Life lessons from an ad man

Advertising adds value to a product by changing our perception, rather than the product itself. Rory Sutherland makes the daring assertion that a change in perceived value can be just as satisfying as what we consider “real” value — and his conclusion has interesting consequences for how we look at life.

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Remember Unreal Tournament? Epic's making a new one and it's free

Of course, this is all completely new to Epic Games. It's also new to the game industry in general; many games aren't even announced until well into production. The new transparency will no doubt show more of the unfortunate sides of game development, but it'll also offer a fascinating look into the creation of a game from a triple-A studio. And before we all know it, we'll have a new (and free!) game to play. Sounds pretty sweet if you ask us.

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New Sunglasses Turn Your World Into An Instagram Photo

The company, Tens, has launched an IndieGogo campaign to create tinted sunglasses that give the world a similar look to that of an Instagram photo or polaroid picture. Or as the company tells it, a "real life photo filter" that "lend[s] an uplifting tint to the world beyond the lens."

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'Constantine' trailer shows the horrors of demon hunting

DC's famous demon hunter is headed to television this fall in Constantine , and NBC has just released its first trailer . The show, based off of the comic series Hellblazer , follows John Constantine's crusade against a hidden evil rising up on Earth. From the trailer, the series looks to be creepy, terrifying, and even a little funny, with pretty impressive special effects for a television show. Matt Ryan of Criminal Minds stars as Constantine, and Lucy Griffiths of True Blood costars as his new demon-hunting partner; a couple of Lost alumni turn up in the trailer too. It'll be airing on Fridays — so you may be recording it for later — but from the looks of it, Constantine has the potential to be a big series nonetheless.

11 Neighbors Topples The Amazing Spider-Man 2 at the Weekend Box Office - IGN

This makes Neighbors the latest R-rated comedy hit for Universal, the studio that also released Ted, and marks Rogen's biggest live-action opening to date, surpassing his previous best for The Green Hornet ($33.5 million).

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Why American Eggs Would Be Illegal In A British Supermarket, And Vice Versa

Nice to see some numbers even though they are a bit skewed because of population differences etc. However, in France, Italy and other countries in Western and Eastern Europe it is the same room temp or even outside in the markets. Eggs are NOT washed Kudos to them! I run an organic farm in the United States and we do not sell washed Eggs to customers for this very reason. If we Could get the vaccine I would gladly vaccinate my flock for Salmonella to help safeguard ourselves and our customers. We keep clean nest boxes to help the hens keep their eggs clean so we don’t have to wash just dust off, then size and box. Now at the farmers markets we have to abide by our FDA so we wash, chlorine bath and blow dry the eggs before packaging and then chill to 45 degrees and keep them that cold. They all sell but if they didn’t sell I would break them and put them in the compost pile after a chlorine bath because the egg does absorb the chlorine which even in small amounts isn’t good for anyone. I won’t have my family or my animals eat that. Not even the pigs. The compost pile can give the chlorine time to evaporate into the air.

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Science Graphic of the Week: Mesmerizing Map Tracks Whales Swimming Around Hawaii | Science | WIRED

Maybe it’s the swirling ocean currents, or maybe it’s fact that you’re watching tracks of actual whales migrating around the Hawaiian Islands, but this map can put you into some sort of data trance if you watch it long enough. (Check out the live, interactive version and prepare to be hypnotized.)

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500+ Jobs in Advertising and Marketing at Publicis Groupe and More

Tria is seeking a qualified candidate for an immediate full-time job opening for the position of Associate Marketing Manager, Social Media, located in Dublin, California. This position is reporting to the Marketing Director, Planning, PR and Advertising, and will be responsible for working closely with the North America marketing leadership team to help plan, oversee and execute Social Media, Public Relations and Advertising activities for Tria’s largest region, North America.

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Coming soon: A better, poison-free solar cell - CNET

Sure, solar power is clean and green, but to make it more efficient, researchers have had to use some nasty stuff. Until now.

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1 Dead, Six Wounded in Shooting at Child's Birthday Party in California

A child's birthday party became a horrific tragedy in Sacramento, California, after a group of gunmen opened fire, killing one man and wounding six others on Saturday.

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This Tiny Scanner Will Tell You Exactly What Is In Your Food

As far as accuracy goes, that will depend on the application you are using (users will also be able to make their own for specialized purposes), and the size and quality of the given database, said SCiO. However, the more users scan, the more Consumer Physics builds up a "matter database" which the company can use to increase its available food information for consumers. Users can also choose to share their own data on social media.

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9 Things to Know Before You Rent From Airbnb

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 34 million unique visitors worldwide and 15 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.

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How to Brainstorm The Perfect Name for Your Company

We   took each of our potential names and paired it with the keyword phrases people typically use to find us on Google. For instance, for the potential name “Crew” we searched “ Crew app development” and “Crew web designer.” I looked to see if anything popped up on the first few pages of results that could be confused with us.

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The epic visual history of Beats by Dre

The Beats by Dr. Dre headphones got everything started. Manufactured by Monster Cable, a company that already had a reputation for “premium” products that didn’t match their own hype, this set of cans didn’t inspire the warmest of critical receptions. It was priced at a shade under $350 and relied on a bombastic launch campaign and Dr. Dre’s notoriety to sell. What matters is that it did, helped in no small part by Apple itself, which sold the Beats headphones in its online and retail stores.

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The homogenization of scientific computing, or why Python is steadily eating other languages' lunch

It turns out that the benefits of doing all of your development and analysis in one language are quite substantial. For one thing, when you can do everything in the same language, you don’t have to suffer the constant cognitive switch costs of reminding yourself say, that Ruby uses blocks instead of comprehensions, or that you need to call len(array) instead of array.length to get the size of an array in Python; you can just keep solving the problem you’re trying to solve with as little cognitive overhead as possible. Also, you no longer need to worry about interfacing between different languages used for different parts of a project. Nothing is more annoying than parsing some text data in Python, finally getting it into the format you want internally, and then realizing you have to write it out to disk in a different format so that you can hand it off to R or MATLAB for some other set of analyses*. In isolation, this kind of thing is not a big deal. It doesn’t take very long to write out a CSV or JSON file from Python and then read it into R. But it does add up. It makes integrated development more complicated, because you end up with more code scattered around your drive in more locations (well, at least if you have my organizational skills).

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Here's What Successful People Eat For Breakfast

This Guy Arrived In The US With $26, Sold A Startup For Half A Billion, And Is Working On Another Cool Company

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OnePlus One review: a $300 smartphone has never looked so good

Good things come to those who wait. Phones with lower asking prices often come with excruciating delays, and OnePlus' first handset is no exception. The company is going to have a difficult time meeting demand right away, which is one reason why it's offering the One on an invite-only basis at the beginning. The $299 16GB option, which will come in white, will go out to the first batch of invites in mid to late May; the $349 64GB model, offered in black, starts shipping in early June. For the rest of you still waiting for an invite, OnePlus is hoping to send one your way by the end of June. At launch, the OnePlus One will be available in 16 countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, the UK and the US. Once it's ready, the One will face intense competition. The most notable device in its price range is the Nexus 5, which you can get for $349 (16GB) or $399 (32GB). It comes unlocked and has the full native Google experience, but admittedly, it doesn't have as extensive a spec list as the One.

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​Seven good reasons to consider the PlayStation Vita Slim - CNET

It's really the same as the original Vita, with a few key exceptions: an LCD display instead of OLED, Micro USB charging, and a more compact feel. The real question is, who should get a Vita? It's a product that's struggled over the past few years, but if you love handheld games, this is a console that's starting to come into its own. I've used one of the new Vitas for the past week, and it won me over. The Vita still lacks vibration, real triggers and other console-like features, but there's nothing else out there like it, either. If you've been on the fence, here are some reasons why now is a pretty good time to reconsider. For more, read about the Vita versus the rest of the handheld gaming landscape .

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These Solar Roads Could Power The Entire Country

Sustainable/renewable energy mega projects such as these can be insanely expensive and time consuming. The quick cost recovery can be amazingly efficient, once all these are in place, and conceivably pay for itself many times over, in short order. It may even be possible to generate and capture energy with a combination of frictional/wind energy recovery systems from all the traffic on low solar output days. This would be a backup energy coupling resource until it gets big enough to fly on its own merits. Who knows where all this could lead to with driverless cars and other techno applications in the next decade, check Elon Musk's ultra high speed elevated/encapsulated people mover? Fascinating ideology on the verge of reality, that engages the mind in a myriad of ways it hasn't before.

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Fan Ends Prom Night Helping Hunter Hayes Break Guinness World Record

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 34 million unique visitors worldwide and 15 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.

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The Truth About Jet Lag and How to Overcome it

I hoped that by understanding more about why we get jet-lagged and how it affects us, I might find some strategies for adjusting to new time zones more quickly.

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15 Quotes for Moms With a Sense of Humor

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 34 million unique visitors worldwide and 15 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.

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Being ignored on Facebook is psychological hell - CNET

Researchers in Australia believe that those who don't get immediate feedback on social media suffer from a lack of belonging and a general despair. Well, of course.

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21 Inspirational Stories That Prove Moms Are Superheroes

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 34 million unique visitors worldwide and 15 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.

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How Futurism transformed the art world by worshipping technology

The late 19th and early 20th centuries gave birth to modern marvels previous generations could scarcely dream of. Many of those marvels rested squarely in the realm of technology; Edison's practical incandescent lamp was newly patented, the Ford Model T had just reached the assembly line, and powered flight was finally more than just a sketch in da Vinci's codices. With all this going on, no group got quite as swept up in technology's promise for the future as the Italian Futurists. For them, planes, trains, and automobiles weren't just the avant garde. In many ways, the future was a way of life, consuming national identity and even approaching religious experience.

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10 Confessions That Mom Doesn't Want You to Know

Even the moms who seem like all-knowing superheroes have a few secrets tucked inside their tote bags — and the secret-sharing app Whisper gives them a new place to dump their strangest or sweetest confessions about the highs and lows of motherhood.

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Must Reads: The #Longreads You Missed This Week

"And what about those who don't have a mother?" Take a deep breath before reading this beautiful, moving essay on losing a parent. (There's just something in my eye, I swear.) Ruth Margalit crafts the story of an unbearable, heartbreaking loss into a compelling narrative — a loss that may be acknowledged by others for a few days, maybe a week, maybe a few weeks, but after that, a loss you're expected to accept and move on from. "Grief holds odd hours," Margalit writes.

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Get ready for a quantum computing software company

An Australian company called Aerospace Concepts is partnering with Lockheed Martin to perform research on its quantum computer that could result in the world’s first quantum computing software company. Aerospace Concepts specializes in complex system design, a presumably strong use case for quantum computing.

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Design Is Why 2048 Sucks, and Threes Is a Masterpiece | Design | WIRED

It’s hard to overstate just how good Threes really is. Touch Arcade’s review deemed it a “ perfect mobile game .” Ken Wong, the lead designer of the Escherian insta-classic Monument Valley said Threes , ostensibly a rival for mobile mindshare, was “one of the most elegantly designed games since Tetris.” Indeed, its central mechanic–sliding like-numbered tiles together to create higher-numbered tiles–is so utterly simple and exquisitely satisfying it seems like the type of thing that doesn’t get invented so much as discovered. Like one stormy night, a cloistered indie dev woke up with a start, grabbed a notebook, and scribbled furiously until there it was, in completely and flawlessly formed.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer launches, Kevin Spacey and all - CNET

The nearly three-minute trailer shows footage captured on the Xbox One version of the game. The first thing that will strike gamers is the setting. Unlike previous Call of Duty titles, which featured contemporary environments, Advanced Warfare is designed to focus on "battlegrounds of the future, where both technology and tactic have evolved."

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Level pup! Canines get their own game console - CNET

As with a lot of human games, CleverPet adapts to the skill level of the dog so it doesn't get too frustrating or too easy. The device connects to Wi-Fi and is monitored through an app. You can check how your dog is doing and keep track of how many treats are going down the hatch.

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Want to Get Out Alive? Follow the Ants - Issue 13: Symmetry - Nautilus

O n an evening in January A.D. 532, pandemonium broke out in the Constantinople Hippodrome, a U-shaped chariot racetrack surrounded by stadium stands. Two factions, the Greens and Blues—the predecessors of today’s soccer hooligans—broke into a fight. When the rest of the spectators dashed to escape, many became trapped by the rushing crowd, couldn’t reach the exits, and were trampled and killed. That incident was the start of the Nika riots that almost ended the rule of Eastern Roman emperor Justinian the Great.

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The Campaign for Same-Sex Representation in a Nintendo Game

"We apologize for disappointing many people by failing to include same-sex relationships in Tomodachi Life . Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to change this game’s design, and such a significant development change can’t be accomplished with a post-ship patch. At Nintendo, dedication has always meant going beyond the games to promote a sense of community, and to share a spirit of fun and joy. We are committed to advancing our longtime company values of fun and entertainment for everyone. We pledge that if we create a next installment in the Tomodachi series, we will strive to design a game-play experience from the ground up that is more inclusive, and better represents all players."

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Scientists May Have Decoded One of the Secrets to Superconductors | Science | WIRED

The microscopic structure of high-temperature superconductors has long puzzled scientists seeking to harness their virtually limitless technological potential. Now at last researchers have deciphered the cryptic structure of one class of the superconductors, providing a basis for theories about how they manage to transport electricity with perfect efficiency when cooled, and how scientists might raise their operating temperature closer to the climes of everyday life.

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10 Theories to Know For Greater Persuasion Power

Liking is similar enough to consistency that it bears pointing out the difference here. Someone might say, “Do you like having more visitors to your blog?” They aren’t necessarily looking for a connection with you (as in Liking) but rather they’re seeking Consistency. Of course you’ll say yes, and in theory, you’ll have a harder time backing off that statement when you are pitched a product or service later.

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Product Lessons We Can Learn From Google+

Whilst social science patterns are very well established, there are no established ways to build social products. Copying competitors is unnecessary. There are so many things we can make better for people if we carefully and deliberately observe and understand their world.

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Apple Buying Beats: Its Best Idea Since the iPad | Business | WIRED

Back when Steve Jobs launched the iPod, the way the world listened to music started to change. But the loop didn’t really close until the iTunes store opened in 2003. In the decade since, the culture and business of communication and media have changed radically, a change largely instigated and shepherded by Apple. But now those changes have become the new standards. The markets Apple created and cultivated have helped make it the most valuable company in the world, but those markets are now the norm. In 2014, the company needs something new. By taking Beats under its wing, a grown-up Apple may have finally found the way to bring the next great version of itself to life.

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10 Mother's Day Coupons Your Mom Actually Wants

Remember your tween years, when you'd forget it was Mother's Day until Mother's Day and frantically throw together a "coupon book?" Basically gifting your mother — the woman who raised you and nurtured you and birthed you — a collection of IOUs. Things like "One free lawn mowing," or "Will walk the dogs without being asked." They were chores we were going to do anyway, but we were desperate and young, and we could get away with it. Not so much anymore.

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A Former Obama Cabinet Official Made The Strongest Snowden Allegation Yet

A former member of President Obama's cabinet told Epstein in March "that there are only three possible explanations for the Snowden heist: 1) It was a Russian espionage operation; 2) It was a Chinese espionage operation, or 3) It was a joint Sino-Russian operation."

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'Firenado' Captured in Wild Instagram Photo

The atmosphere has ambient rotations in it that occur in a horizontal plane. As you go above the ground, the air and wind increases with height, which sets up horizontal air tubes that you can’t see — the air is rolling horizontally. But when you introduce a fire into the environment, things change. The fire is transferring mass and pulling air in around it. The heated air is rising vertically so the fire is both removing air where it’s burning and pulling air in. It entrains ambient horizontal tubes of the atmosphere into it.

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CleverPet makes every dog Pavlov's dog

Psychologist Ivan Pavlov conditioned dogs to salivate by ringing a bell, but maybe he should have made them play Simon instead. That's the idea behind CleverPet, a device that plans to train your dog to solve simple problems while you're at work. When it begins, all the pooch has to do is push a button to get food, with subsequent puzzles growing in difficulty until it's playing whack-a-mole with the light-up pads. It's the second smart pet device we've seen on Kickstarter in the last few weeks, with Kittyo offering a similar piece of kit for cat owners. CleverPet is currently half-way toward its $100,000 goal, but you can save $100 off the retail price if you make an early pledge of $160. Just be warned that it won't launch until February 2015, so best make sure your dog will still be in the "young and able to be taught tricks" bracket by then.

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The finalists of the Sony World Photography Awards are just stunning

Like, holy crap. Can you believe that that picture above is actually a photograph of wildebeests in Kenya and not some painting that is hung in a decorated hall of an art museum? It's unreal. It looks like fantasy land. But it's from a photo competition. In Focus shared the shortlist of winners of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards and they're simply awesome.

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Reinventing the internet: What if AMC took the plunge and unbundled from cable?

One of the bigger unsaid issues here is the effect of digital on the advertising ecosystem. I was recently at a trade event, and for the first time, people were speaking very openly – from the podium – that the whole upfronts/Nielsen model is a “sham” and that audience size and attention and value is grossly inflated. Yes, AMC might get $45MM from ads and another $32MM from distribution licensing – but that $45MM comes from having ratings points that are under considerable scrutiny. Advertisers are grumbling about the efficacy of advertising and looking more and more to pay for performance ads “digital style.” It will be the flight of ad dollars to “evidence based” digital distribution that will force the industry to enable an amalgamated approach where content comes in bundles and also is unbundled and minibundles are created for $40 a month. It’s not one or the other, it’s many at once.

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52 Google Ventures On 12 Shortcuts Designers Should Never Take
53 Snapchat's 20-year agreement to be monitored by the FTC probably won't improve users' privacy
54 Mozilla Is Moving Ahead With Sponsored Tiles On Firefox’s New-Tab Page | TechCrunch
55 Meet The Man Who Invented The Browser Tab
56 Woman Pleads Guilty to Printing Thousands in Counterfeit Bills
57 How GoPro and Tesla Hacked Digital Marketing
58 A bitter war between chimps in the 1970s might be explained with social networking software
59 Lessons In Hyper-Growth From The Man Who Scaled Engineering At Dropbox And Facebook
60 Facebook, Zynga beat wiretap lawsuits
61 Ask Ars: Why are some programming languages faster than others?
62 Separatists Hold Snap Secession Vote in Rebel-Held Eastern Ukraine
63 Gavin Rothery - Directing - Concept - VFX - Gavin Rothery Blog - A Matter Of Electric Sheep
64 Best Views of Earth From Europe’s New Plant-Mapping Minisatellite | Science | WIRED
65 You, bottled: Fragrance Lab distills you into a scent - CNET
66 Configure Parental Controls Remotely from Any Mac in Your Home
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79 Beyond Honeybees: Now Wild Bees and Butterflies May Be in Trouble | Science | WIRED
80 Victims of Hot-Air Balloon Crash in Virginia Identified
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82 Snapchat Has Flubbed On Privacy Again — You Should Really Be Using This App Instead
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84 Make Like Wile E. Coyote With These Adorable Firecracker Lamps
85 50 Tattoos That Prove Nerds Are Badass
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