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Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 Could Be Unveiled Next Week | TechCrunch

Microsoft might be gearing up to show off the third iteration of its Surface Pro Windows-powered computer/tablet next week at a special event. The surface event is confirmed, and reports suggest that there will be a smaller version of the Surface called the “Surface Mini” shown off there, a new support document (via Verge ) suggests we’ll also see a full-fledged follow-up to its Intel-based Surface Pro devices.

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Facebook Eyes Beijing Office In Slow Move To China

After years of lurking around the periphery of China and visits by its top executives to the country, social networking (SNS) giant Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) is preparing to dip its toe into the massive market with plans to open a sales office in Beijing. That move raises the bigger question of whether the world’s biggest SNS company is planning to open a China-based service anytime soon, which has always been part of its long-term strategy. The answer is that Facebook will almost certainly use the new Beijing office to work towards a formal China site, though such an effort could take at least a year to yield results.

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In Facebook’s New Milan Office, It’s La Dolce Vita - Digits - WSJ

In a nod to Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California, the new Milan office has strategically-placed phrases designed to inspire (“move fast and break things”), games for unwinding (table soccer) and a well-stocked kitchen (including ice cream and beer) to facilitate late-night work sessions. And in a break with Italy’s tradition of strict corporate hierarchy, Luca Colombo, Facebook’s country manager for Italy, has his desk alongside those of his employees in a large open space rather than in an office with glass walls.

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Rat Park drug experiment cartoon – Stuart McMillen comics

A false conclusion. Alexander presupposes the control of the individual over the environment in which he is born, the gender which he possesses, and the family and upbringing to which he is subjected. While the individual may have some control over his life, he does not have TOTAL control, since there are factors that one cannot control. For example, the system of economic exchange is a given that cannot be altered by any individual unless a crisis warrants the alteration of the economic system. Hence, perception in itself is not the main indicator of drug addiction. What is the key to understanding addiction is perception of something. The rats living in rat park could perceive their social life have this perception imprinted as a memory. Those that did not, those who did not have a perception of rat park, only of isolation (the absence of a social where others exist) did not have this memory, yet they sought it. That is, there exists no equality of opportunity. The drug addiction problem is a political problem, yet the war on drugs only goes after the epiphenomena of addiction qua addiction.

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10 DIY Fashion Tricks Every Man Should Know

You attempt to shave your neck-beard, but your dull razor leaves your bathroom looking like a murder scene. Then after getting ready, you realize your shirt is wrinkly, your sweater is fuzzy, your shoes stink, your belt no longer fits and you're suddenly aware that your tie is seven years out of fashion.

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50 Tattoos That Prove Nerds Are Badass

These badass nerdy tattoos will make you think twice about stereotypes. Not that it matters — they are far too busy schooling you in trivia night at the bar to care.

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Stephen Sutton, Cancer Victim and Philanthropist, Dies at 19

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 Mark Zuckerberg Guide to Hoodie Fashion

The hoodie is a staple of fashionable techie closets, as necessary to a wardrobe as blue jeans, black turtlenecks and semi-ironic calculator watches. Exotic, mysterious, zippable — hoodies are so in right now. Unfortunately, not many truly understand the subtlety of hoodie fashion. If we've learned anything from Zuckerberg, it's that hoodie wearing isn't all just "zip up when cold" or "unzip when hot." Believing so could be the difference between success or failure in the startup world.

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Gardeners' Gems: Designer Crops That Will Wow The Neighbors

The indigo tomatoes might even be better for you, thanks to the anthocyanin, which is also a flavonoid. "We've shown they have higher antioxidant potential, which is associated with health benefits," Myers said. The Indigo Rose was the first indigo tomato variety available, but some growers were frustrated by the 90-day wait for the tomato to ripen. The newly released Indigo Pear Drops and Indigo Cherry Drops take only 70 days to fully ripen — perfect alternatives for the impatient gardener.

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Mystery Seagrass Circles in Croatia Puzzle Experts

RIJEKA, Croatia — You've heard about crop circles, but what about seagrass circles? Aerial photos of the coastline of several islands in Croatia show regular circles of sand amidst a sea of Posidonia oceanica, a seagrass endemic to the Mediterranean.

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Dangerous memes

Starting with the simple tale of an ant, philosopher Dan Dennett unleashes a devastating salvo of ideas, making a powerful case for the existence of memes — concepts that are literally alive.

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George R.R. Martin Writes Everything In WordStar 4.0 On A DOS Machine | TechCrunch

George R.R. Martin is an impressive man. Not only can he kill off characters like it’s NBD, and magically make you care for characters who have been historically evil, but he writes millions of words about an imaginary land without any help from the vast information of the Internet. He also despises spell check and autocorrect.

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'Game of Thrones' intro gets the 8-bit treatment - CNET

A YouTube user by the name of NicksplosionFX just released a mashup in which he renders the entire "Game of Thrones" intro video in the world of Super Mario. Looking at the Mario version and the original intro side by side, you get a real appreciation for how closely the Mario version matches that of the HBO series. And, a real-life Mario/"Game of Thrones" partnership would make for some watchable entertainment. Let's get HBO and Nintendo in a conference room.

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Gchat Is Starting to Look Much More Like Google Hangouts

Some Gmail users noticed a big change to the Gchat feature on Tuesday, which now looks like a lot more like Google's voice and video chat service, Hangouts.

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New 'Game of Thrones' Beer Tastes Like Vengeance

"The fan base for Game of Thrones keeps growing larger as each new season debuts, and the popularity of the beers is growing right along with the show,” said Josh Goodstadt, Vice President of HBO Global Licensing, in a statement. “For this fourth beer, we found the perfect opportunity to give those diehard fans the power to choose what beer they wanted to drink.”

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Airbnb Wins in New York — But Not for Long

"Since the judge rejected all of Airbnb’s arguments except for a narrow technical matter, our office has served the company with a new subpoena that addresses that issue. The judge specifically found evidence that a ‘substantial’ number of Airbnb hosts may be violating the tax laws and the law that prohibits illegal hotels. The time has come for Airbnb to stop shielding hosts who may be violating a law that provides vital protections for building residents and tourists."

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Google Maps Improves Public Transit Info in the UK

Vancouver and Chicago areas has also been updated with real time update. And for those traveling to see the soccer World Cup this year, Google points out it has recently added public transit info for every host city in Brazil.

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How to Get Creative With Your Domain Name Registration

Whilst some argue that paying big bucks for a dot-com address is essential, sometimes it’s unavailable or just too costly to purchase from domain name squatters. So, what happens if you think of the “perfect” name and you can’t get that prime dotcom address you were hoping for?

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This Smart Lighter Will Help You Quit Smoking

Users can set custom plans — so they can trim on intake at whatever pace they want — and see much money they've saved by cutting back on packs along the way. It also reveals the time since your last smoke, how many were consumed within a certain period of time and lets you call out the times you shared a cigarette with a friend (or let someone borrow the lighter).

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The Secret Weapon Of "Mad Men"? Herman Miller

Didul-Mann, who spoke to Co.Design about her process, says she is a stickler for details. As such, she relies heavily on the expertise of Herman Miller staff to help bring design context to the set. Product loans from Herman Miller would look too contemporary, so Didul-Mann and the show's research department work closely with Herman Miller’s archives team in finding vintage and accurate pieces. When Didul-Mann found a Nelson Swag Life chair, for instance, she contacted Herman Miller to see what year it would have been upholstered.

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11 Parenting Tips From 'Game of Thrones'

Despite their unconventional parenting choices, most of them really love their children to some extent. So maybe there's a few parenting tips and tricks to be gleaned, in between beheadings.

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Unwhiteboard Cleans Whiteboard Photos With an Email

Web: You can avoid taking notes in the meeting by simply taking a photo of the whiteboard at the end. But those photos might not be perfectly legible. Unwhiteboard cleans them up if you just send the photo to this email:

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ENDLESS ELECTRICITY: They Figured Out A Way Of Turning America's Roads Into Gigantic Solar Panels

The idea to launch a crowdfunding campaign came to us from so many supporters that we looked into it. We have always been concerned about protecting our vision to implement this in the way that we think will have the most benefit: creating American jobs rather than outsourcing and then adding manufacturing facilities in other countries . That way we could help the economies everywhere providing many thousands of jobs. We have a vision for the way our facilities will be - campus like - with a positive atmosphere. We want to use as many recycled materials as we can and keep our manufacturing process as green as possible. We could go on, but you get the picture. If we can raise enough funds here, we won't have to take on an investor and we won't have to worry about losing our focus. If you like our vision and want to help, we'd be honored to have you in our corner.

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Ben Affleck as Batman: Batffleck Emerges for a First Look

Batman vs. Superman director Zack Snyder tweeted a first look at Ben Affleck as Batman on Tuesday, a day after teasing with another black-and-white photo of the Batmobile. Though he promised then to pull the veil off Bruce Wayne's supercar today, the emergence of Affleck was a surprise.

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The History of Wearable Tech, From the Casino to the Consumer

From there, working with wearables remained a small-scale field. Aside from the explosion of calculator wristwatches in the '80s, wearable tech saw little change in terms of consumer devices. The technology was admirable, perhaps, but not practical for the consumer and certainly not user friendly. When things finally caught up with our favorite sci-fi films a few years after the turn of the millennium, we started to buy into it.

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Check Out This Glorious, Colorful History of Arcade Games | Game|Life | WIRED

Fine, so we’re suckers for long scrollable timelines. But you have to admit that the one below, created by Pennsylvania arcade game distributors M&P Amusement , is a doozy. From Skee-Ball’s 1909 debut to the surround-sound experiences of the present day (and on, we imagine, into the Oculus Rift-enabled attractions of the near future), it’s a visual history of game arcades.

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Audi 'lied' about safety testing

When told about Watchdog's findings, Tim Shallcross, a spokesman from the Institute of Advanced Motorists said: "I find it incredible… that a company of the reputation of Audi, and their parent group, the Volkswagen Group can allow their product to be misrepresented so badly in that way.

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Crew Life, Mile-High Selfies and Our Lasting Obsession with Flight Attendants

But new hires are a totally different story. Facebook and Twitter have made it harder for airlines to keep a tight rein on their employees, and social media allows us to not only stay in touch, but to stay informed with company policies and issues that arise on the job. In the past we didn’t have a way to discuss problems or come together during difficult times. Most people don’t realize we don’t work with the same crews every flight — sometimes I won’t see a coworker for years. In many ways we’re very isolated. It's a lonely job. But social media has changed that. Explains why some flight attendants (like me!) might seem overly active on social media.

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Ring the Alarm: The 5 Most Popular Beyonce Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy (or conspironcé, in this case) theorists have something Beyoncé-related to talk about again. On Monday, TMZ released footage of an elevator scuffle (or kerfuffle — where's the audio?!) between Bey's husband Jay Z and her sister Solange after the Met Gala on May 6.

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Instagram to Pay Your Bill at This Pop-Up Restaurant

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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What To Pack Generates a Quick Checklist of Travel Essentials

First you need to check your preferences: male or female, how many days you are going for, what your destination's climate is like, if it's domestic or international, and what kind of stay you are planning (skiing, business, beach, camping). Based on this, What To Pack generates a packing list across categories like clothing, money and documents, equipment, electronics, beach and more. Select the items you want to include in your final checklist and hit the 'Print List' button to get only those items in a checklist that you can tick off.

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Image Is Everything: Snapchat Tops WhatsApp As Biggest U.S. Messaging App By Volume | TechCrunch

“When Sandvine looked at the New Year’s Eve usage of some services like WhatsApp and kik that focus primarily on using text to send a messages we observed that there was a tiny spike in usage at midnight, but nothing that moved the needle that much, since plain text doesn’t consume that much bandwidth,” Sandvine writes. “Snapchat, a service that allows users to exchange only pictures, however, was a totally different story. In 2013 it saw both its user base and bandwidth share rise significantly.” Sandvine provides data from a regional mobile operator in the U.S. “that shows the surge in use that the service experienced throughout the day and particularly at midnight. In fact, at 12:00 AM Snapchat accounted for 12% of this one network’s total traffic.”

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Are Red Wine And Chocolate Not So Healthy After All?

I fell into writing about health shortly after grad school, where I realized I didn't want to work in a lab for the rest of my life! My areas of interest are the brain and behavior, as well as what influences the decisions we make about our health, and how the media helps and hinders people's understanding of health issues. As an undergraduate, I studied English Literature and Biopsychology at Vassar College, and got my PhD in Biopsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience at CUNY's Graduate Center in New York City, where I grew up and live now. My day job is as Associate Editor with the health website, TheDoctorWillSeeYouNow.com. My work has appeared in several other publications, including TheAtlantic.com and YogaGlo.com, and I'm particularly excited to join the Forbes health team. Email me at alicegwalton [at] gmail [dot] com .

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Sick? Need more vitamin D? Testosterone? Lick a stick and Cue fills you in

Depending on what test you  use, the app will also provide you with suggestions on how to improve. For example, if Cue notices you’re not getting enough vitamin D, it’ll send you push notifications during the day to encourage you to go out soak up some sun. If your blood shows high levels of C-reactive protein –a reliable indicator of muscle inflammation– the app will give you dietary suggestions that shorten your recovery time.

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5 Rad Internships You Had No Idea Existed

The job market sure isn't what it used to be. Entry-level positions (read: internships) are usually grossly underpaid — if they're even paid at all — and likely involve menial, day-to-day tasks. Like it or not, it's the new career totem pole, and it isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

36 Switching from iPhone to Android loses incoming iMessages, senders still get delivery receipt

Switching from iPhone to Android loses incoming iMessages, senders still get delivery receipt   —  iMessage purgatory  —  I recently switched from an iPhone to Android, and discovered shortly thereafter that my phone number was still associated with iMessage, meaning that any time someone …

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Outlook.com updated with improved mail filtering and in-line replies

Outlook.com is also getting in-line replies, meaning you can respond within an email thread without having to launch a new view. It’s something that will cut down on the amount of time it takes to manage and respond to mail, and it has been a much needed feature since Outlook.com launched in June 2012. Alongside the rules and UI changes, Microsoft is also adding an undo button that works just like its Word or Excel apps. If you delete a mail by accident you can hit the undo button or use ctrl+z to bring it back. A final change will also see some improvements to the messaging part of Outlook.com. Like Windows Phone, you’ll now be able to switch which service you’re using to speak to a contact, and browse and find conversations more easily with a new list in the lower right-hand corner of Outlook.com.

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Inside the Project Ara Design Process

It’s these little hot-swappable modules that could make Project Ara smartphone the future of technology, not just smartphones. The ability to swap out features instead of an entire device would extend the life of products and give consumers more choices. For example, Canon could create a camera module. The company hasn’t been able to get its technology in smartphone, but this could be the opportunity the camera giant needs to expand its product line.

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Dilbert Creator Scott Adams On Why Big Goals Are For Losers

The famous cartoonist has many failed businesses under his belt. Here he shares why he thinks passion is B.S., big goals are a setup for failure, and the "systems approach" is the only way to success.

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10 Easy Hacks to Make Your Apartment More Energy Efficient

The tighter you pack your freezer, the more it keeps the space cold (every time you open your freezer, it wastes energy by trying to chill all the warm air you let in). Maximize the space by taking all the food out, packing the back with space fillers (such as newspapers or bags of ice) and then putting the food back in.

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Dear Massimo: 12 Designers Who Penned Letters To Their Hero

Earlier this week, we posted a call from the son of Massimo Vignelli: The graphic design legend has fallen ill and requested letters from those he might have inspired or influenced during his long career. Designers all over the world have been mailing letters, and posting them online as well, tagging them #dearmassimo.

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Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and other services will be open to all on Xbox One, Xbox 360

Until now, if you've wanted to watch Netflix on your Xbox you've needed to cough up for Live as well. That's another $5 a month (at least) for the privilege of enjoying your existing subscriptions -- something that never really sat well with many consumers. Reducing the total cost of ownership is one of the key ways to suck in new users. To compliment its efforts on the media front, Microsoft is also bringing Games with Gold and Deals with Gold to the Xbox One in early June. That means free games every month and steep discounts on titles like Ryse: Son of Rome . Now that the playing field seems a little more level (at least in terms of cost) the next-gen console wars will boil down to just a few things: exclusive games, additional functionality and marketing.

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Many sites reusing Heartbleed-compromised private keys | ZDNet

According to Netcraft's survey (see Netcraft's Euler diagram below), 43 percent of sites have reissued their certificates since the appearance of Heartbleed. Seven percent of those have reissued them with the same private key. Only 14 percent have revoked and reissued with new keys, which is the full set of tasks necessary to prevent attack.

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Holy new look, Batman! Batsuit and Batmobile unveiled - CNET

Sure, the pic is all smokey, dark, and atmospheric, but we can still see quite a bit. The Batsuit appears to be textured all over. Ben Affleck's cleft chin pokes out from under the mask and a flowing cape slides subtlety down his back. There appears to be a wide bat-logo on the chest. I zoomed in on the photo and, as far as I can tell, there are no molded bat-nipples. Sorry, George Clooney, you're going to be stuck with that look forever.

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Skyscanner: Inside Scotland's Tech Titan

Looking further into the future, the Middle East and Africa are on Williams’ roadmap, but consolidation is still the name of the game for its existing markets, as is pushing out into new verticals. “There’s still a huge way to go in the markets that we’re currently in, and in geographic terms we’ve barely scratched the surface,” he says. “The move from being very much focused on flights, which is what most people know us for, to not only covering other products (e.g. hotels and car hire) but becoming a travel assistant – this will occupy us for quite some time.”

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Satago Secures $1M To Boost Its Automated Credit Control For SMEs | TechCrunch

UK-based Satago , which officially launched at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe in Berlin last year , has secured a $1 million second round funding to expand its automated credit control business. The startup previously raised $48,500 (£30,000) from 61 investors in 15 days through the crowdfunding platform Seedrs . Interestingly for a UK-based startup, most of the investment round came via AngelList , which connects Angel investors to startups.

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Women in technology: no progress on inequality for 10 years

A report by the research firm Gartner on chief information officers (CIOs) and the challenges they face in the industry has shown that the percentage of women taking the role has remained largely static at 14% since 2004, when the firm started gender analysis.

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BreakFree for Android Reveals Your Smartphone Addiction Levels

BreakFree is an Android app looking to change that by giving you feedback on exactly how you use your phone by tracking things like how often you unlock your screen, how long you spend on calls, and which apps demand the most of your attention – although this is reserved for the $1.99 premium version. We looked at the free version here.

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All the 2014 World Cup Jerseys, From Best to Worst [PHOTOS]

We've been nerding out over World Cup kits all spring, so now it's time to gather them all together in once place. What follows is our very unscientific ranking of all 32 outfits (Okay, 31; Bosnia and Herzegovina isn't expected to officially release its duds until early June). We've ordered them from here from snazziest to meh-iest.

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The Xbox was the future — now it's just a game console

Years ago, Microsoft had a bold vision for the future of computing. It would be a tapestry composed of tiny squares. Each square would represent an app, a game, an experience of some sort, and you’d be able to just reach out and touch it. Or, if you already knew what you wanted, you’d be able to simply speak a name, and have the object of your desire materialize out of thin air — regardless of whether you were using a smartphone or lazing in front of a TV set.

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54 Inside The Minds And Motivations Of The Most Connected People
55 Mighty Cast Offers SDK and API for Nex Band Modular Wearable
56 Store Clothes Seasonally to De-Clutter Packed Closets
57 Purge Pay TV, Binge on Data: Cord-Cutters Are Gulping Down Bandwidth
58 'Superhot' seeks $100,000 to become the next great first-person shooter
59 Instant API Lets Developers Create APIs in Minutes
60 Loop Releases An Android App for Its Mobile Payment Tech
61 How to Get Ahead At Your Creative Job--From A Guy Who Went From "Daily Show" Intern to Head Writer
62 Why We Favorite Tweets, According To Science
63 Electric Cruisebeast Creator Elon Musk Tells The Oatmeal He’s “Happy To Help” Fund Tesla Museum | TechCrunch
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66 An Interview With The Godfather Of Data Analytics, SAS's Jim Goodnight
67 8 Things Godzilla’s Director Did to Make Sure His Reboot Doesn’t Suck | Underwire | WIRED
68 The Next Big Thing You Missed: One Day, You’ll Google the Physical World With a Scanner Like This | Business | WIRED
69 Exclusive: RadiumOne’s very strange story just got stranger - CNET
70 How the Godzilla Team Designed the Monster’s Iconic Scream | Magazine | WIRED
71 iHealth: Meet the new wearable 'dream team' Apple hired from fashion, fitness & medicine
72 The Untold Story of How Sega Nearly Won the Console Wars | Game|Life | WIRED
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75 Google gets tougher on suspicious Google Apps logins - CNET
76 Wife gives husband best geeky anniversary gift ever - CNET
77 What Is The Value Of Social Media Engagement?
78 New Evidence That The iPhone 6 Is Coming In September This Year
79 5 cool ways to use business cards in Evernote
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81 The World's Heaviest-Drinking Nations, Ranked
82 Google’s Battle To Keep Maps Relevant In The Age Of Apps | TechCrunch
83 To Scale Up, Swiftkey Hires The Guy Who Built MailOnline | TechCrunch
84 Is Google's next product in the White House privacy report? | ZDNet
85 The Boyfriend Log merges data obsession with your love life
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92 Seven Unsung Built-In Gems of Mac OS X
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