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SpaceX Crew Dragon nails critical safety milestone

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Watch As Firefighters Blast Drone At Fire Scene

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Officials Push for Standard Collision Tech in Cars

The tech can prevent, or at least lessen the severity of, rear-end crashes, the NTSB said, but adoption has been slow.

Racing drones through a forest is the sport of the future

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Leighton Meester covers The Cardigans' 'Lovefool'

Actress Leighton Meester pumped up the 90s nostalgia for her best cover of 'Lovefool' by the Cardigans.

'Fresh Prince' blues cover would make Uncle Phil proud

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17 jobs Amy Schumer does better than you

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Microsoft officially announces Xbox One with 1TB of storage and new controller

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Little fox pops out of his cave, steals someone's phone

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These robots are way too drunk to conquer the human race

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BMX star turns abandoned Silverdome into his own decaying playground

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Watch the first teaser for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

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The Logic of Stupid Poor People

I am white and Native American. My skin color is white and while I’ve been asked by Colombians and Cubans if I am Colombian or Cuban, U.S. Americans usually take me for white, plain and simple. I am tall and beautiful. So, even though my wardrobe consists of clothes bought from the thrift store, I generally “look well off” even though I am definitely poor. I grew up poor. My mother was a single mother raising me and my older sibling and she never had the intuition described here to dress in brand names couture outfits to appear acceptable. My mother smoked to calm her nerves daily, didn’t drive a car because she could not buy one and so rode public busses as did her children, dressed frumpily and always looked short and frumpy. She did not have this special intuition and didn’t raise me to have it either. I needed seeing glasses from Kindergarten on, but did not get my first pair until I was a Sophomore in High School. I walked around school in shoes from the thrift shop, combat boots that literally flapped when I walked because the soles of them had separated from the tops of the boots.

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Rental America: Why the poor pay $4,150 for a $1,500 sofa

CULLMAN, Ala. — The love seat and sofa that Jamie Abbott can’t quite afford ended up in her double-wide trailer because of the day earlier this year when she and her family walked into a new store called Buddy’s. Abbott had no access to credit, no bank account and little cash, but here was a place that catered to exactly those kinds of customers. Anything could be hers. The possibilities — and the prices — were dizzying.

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Our loss of wisdom

Barry Schwartz makes a passionate call for "practical wisdom" as an antidote to a society gone mad with bureaucracy. He argues powerfully that rules often fail us, incentives often backfire, and practical, everyday wisdom will help rebuild our world.

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Scientists Discover Scores of Weird Species in Philippine Waters

Steinhart Aquarium Director Bart Shepherd examines fish from what he calls the "twilight zone" of the Verde Island Passage -- a narrow band of reefs located between 150 and 500 feet in depth, where animals live in partial darkness. "More humans have visited the moon than have dived to the twilight zone," Shepherd says.

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Tech

We sent men to the moon in 1969 on a tiny fraction of the data that's in the average laptop

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Firefighter attends graduation of the baby he rescued 17 years ago [VIDEO]

Davidson was an infant when Mike Hughes, a retired local firefighter, made front page news for rescuing the baby from her crib inside a burning home and delivered her to safety, Seattle's KOMO News reports .

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The 10 Most-Pirated Movies

When you're done, please be sure to let us know what you think about the movies on our most-bootlegged film list. If you've seen these pictures (legally or otherwise) and think they're worth watching by any means possible, share your opinions in the comment section below. We'd love to hear them! If you have strong thoughts about piracy, on either side of the equation, let us know about that, too.

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Lessons From A Study of Perfect Pitch Decks: VCs Spend An Average of 3 Minutes, 44 Seconds On Them

Interestingly enough, despite what you’ve read about the “Series A crunch,” these later-stage rounds took less time than seed rounds. Companies in DocSend’s sample took 9.6 weeks to close an A round and only needed to contact an average of 26 investors. Of course, the sample size in this study very small so it is probably not representative, co-founder Russ Heddleston tells me.

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Business 101: A reading list for lifelong learners

“I’m convinced that the way we create an abundant future of prosperity will require a global redesign of what is possible. And I think Roger Martin’s idea here could be key. When you hold two ideas as opposites, you’ll never find a way for both things to be true. But to go forward and reconcile some deep divides we have, we’re going to have to find new solutions to old problems through new thinking. Martin’s book is like yoga for the mind.”

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Stripe Now Has An iPhone App For Monitoring Payment Activity

The new iPhone app does basically everything its existing online dashboard does, but brings it to an interface more suited for a mobile device. Businesses can also set up notifications for whenever a payment or purchase is made or set up a daily summary. Stripe’s iPhone application also has a search function.

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PlayStation Now game streaming launches on Samsung smart TVs

Starting today, Sony's PlayStation Now streaming service is available on more than just Sony hardware — the company announced that it's now available on select Samsung smart TVs in both the US and Canada. This means that you won't need a console at all to play certain PlayStation games, though you'll still need a Dualshock 4 controller to play them. Sony previously announced its plans to add support for Samsung TVs  back in December , making them the first non-Sony devices that work with the service.

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Reg Saddler on Twitter

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

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Software Is Eating The Job Market

According to the Labor Department, the U.S. economy is in its strongest stretch in corporate hiring since 1997. Given the rapidly escalating competition for talent, it is important for employers, job seekers, and policy leaders to understand the dynamics behind some of the fastest growing professional roles in the job market.

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Brit+Co Confirms $20M Raise Led By Intel, Acquires How-To App Snapguide

Founded in late 2011 by Brit Morin, Brit + Co. is an online community and e-commerce platform that provides tools to teach, inspire and simplify everyday life. Brit and her fellow makers and DIYers curate ideas for creative living, making and doing in the digital age on Brit.co. The Brit + Co. Shop lets users purchase Brit Kits subscriptions as well as projects featured across the site’s Living, …

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June, A Countertop Smart Oven, Launches With A $1,495 Price Tag

“The way we see it, day one it replaces all your toasting needs — you don’t need a toaster oven,” Van Horn said. “And for your oven use cases, we see it becoming your primary cooking tool. From ease of use or efficiency, we expect most users to use their big oven when they’re entertaining a very large group, and in terms of a stove top we’re able to make things so easy we’re taking away stove top usage. It’s so easy just to put them into a june and put a temp probe in and do something else and wait for the notification to come in versus hovering over the stove.”

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Apple Is Going to Kill the Home Screen | WIRED

The next version of iOS clearly reflects this reality. The tentpole feature is Proactive Assistant. Following Google Now’s lead, iOS 9 will try to anticipate what you need when you need it. If you fire up NYT Now each morning right when you wake up, iOS 9 will endeavor to note the habit and make the app available in the morning as a shortcut on the lock screen. When you plug in headphones, the new OS will serve up music based on your location, eliminating the need to find the music app. These new features join the lock screen’s current offerings for circumventing the home screen grid: the swipe-up control center and swipe-down “today” window.

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How Do You Like It Now, Gentlemen? - The New Yorker

“I can remember feeling so awful about the first war that I couldn’t write about it for ten years,” he said, suddenly very angry. “The wound combat makes in you, as a writer, is a very slow-healing one. I wrote three stories about it in the old days—‘In Another Country,’ ‘A Way You’ll Never Be,’ and ‘Now I Lay Me.’ ” He mentioned a war writer who, he said, was apparently thinking of himself as Tolstoy, but who’d be able to play Tolstoy only on the Bryn Mawr field-hockey team. “He never hears a shot fired in anger, and he sets out to beat who? Tolstoy, an artillery officer who fought at Sevastopol, who knew his stuff, who was a hell of a man anywhere you put him—bed, bar, in an empty room where he had to think. I started out very quiet and I beat Mr. Turgenev. Then I trained hard and I beat Mr. de Maupassant. I’ve fought two draws with Mr. Stendhal, and I think I had an edge in the last one. But nobody’s going to get me in any ring with Mr. Tolstoy unless I’m crazy or I keep getting better.”

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Founder Jack Ma Lays Out Alibaba’s US Strategy

Related Articles Alibaba Invests $194M Into China Business News To Build A Financial Data Platform Alibaba Expands Logistics Network To Power Next-Day Grocery Deliveries In More Chinese Cities Alibaba's Taiwan Operations Face Another Regulatory Headache Alibaba isn’t particularly well-understood in the United States, Ma admitted. He said it’s often compared to Amazon, but Alibaba doesn’t buy or sell products itself. Instead, it helps small businesses buy and sell their own goods: “We do not deliver our packages ourselves, though we have more than 2 million people helping us deliver over 30 million packages per day. We do not own warehouses but we manage tens of thousands of warehouses for small- and medium-sized delivery companies.”

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3 minutes of pure, unadulterated smashing things in slow motion

This year marked the ninth anniversary of a yearly-ish Los Angeles tradition of destruction: the Titmouse Smash Party. It's a gathering when a group of people come together to destroy things they know longer love — inside a cage.

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Students, Get Your Discounted Tickets To Disrupt SF

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student looking to attend the hottest show in tech? We have set aside a number of tickets to TechCrunch Disrupt SF exclusively for students, and you can snag one for just $300 with a valid university ID and your current transcripts.

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Apple proves that Android is the new Windows

Android's extraordinary scale and reach is reaffirmed by Apple's news today. Just like Windows on the desktop, Android commands too big a presence in the mobile realm to be ignored. As much as Apple would prefer to constrain its software and services to augmenting only its own devices, it is now pragmatically accepting that it has to play ball on Google's court as well. There's too much competition in the streaming music space for Apple to limit its chances of success to only iPhones, iPads, and Macs. Apple Music is on Windows because it has to be, and the same is now true of Android.

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Please Don't Applaud Apple For Putting Women Onstage

In 2015, people are celebrating a multibillion-dollar public company for deigning to put a couple of ladies onstage at a press event. That sad fact reveals just how far away the tech industry is from actual, real diversity. USA Today said Apple's inclusion of the two women was a “ surprising move on diversity ." On Twitter and elsewhere, observers celebrated finally seeing women representing Apple. “They’re trying to do the right thing,” Jonathan Sposato, an investor and entrepreneur, told the L.A. Times .

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Reg Saddler on Twitter

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

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Talkdesk, A Startup That Spins Up Call Centers, Raises $15M

Companies use Talkdesk to create centers where customers can call into in order for assistance and feedback. Those calls are connected to internal company databases like Salesforce and Zendesk, which bring up all the relevant information about a caller in order to help a customer service representative better resolve the issue or route that customer to the best person.

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The next battle between Apple and Google is all about context

First shots were fired in 2013. That’s when Robert Scoble published his book on the rise of contextual computing: The Age of Context , citing Google Glass as the premier device of the new era. But it’s only now that Apple and Google – juggernauts defining the landscape of consumer technology – have started to move the frontlines. The battle for getting context right is on and its results will decide the future of mobile.

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iOS 9 is turning the iPad into what it always wanted to be: the new-age PC

All of these new features have one thing in common: they make it easier to get work done on an iPad. I personally use an iPad to hammer through email, catch up on my reading list, and make snarky tweets during my commute to work. I actually wrote the first draft of this article on an iPad using a writing app and a Bluetooth keyboard while I commuted back home from the office last night. But I can't say multitasking on an iPad as it currently works is an easy endeavor: I'm constantly flipping over to Slack to see messages from my colleagues, or to Safari to confirm facts, or to Outlook to check out the email that just came in. Each one of those actions takes me out of my writing app, slows me down, and makes me wonder why I just didn't pull my laptop out of my bag instead.

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Get ready to memorize a new 6 digit PIN when iOS 9 comes out | Cult of Mac

In addition to the more secure 6 digit PINs, Apple is making it harder to gain unauthorized access to Apple ID accounts with the addition of two factor authentication. Now when you sign in from a new browser, or add your Apple ID to a device, you’ll be sent a verification code to your other Apple devices, or to your phone. Just enter the code and you’ll be ready to go, but attackers will have be kept locked out.

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How to promote a boring brand on social media

‘Boring’ products and services help make the world go around; but, unlike things people are clamouring to buy, they’re not so easy to market on social media. After all, how do you promote pesticide spray (or financial services, for that matter) on social, when the only thing your followers are liking and re-sharing are cute animal videos and the release date for the Apple watch?

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I never wanted a scooter until I met the Gogoro

I was in Taipei this past week, hunting for the coolest and most futuristic new technology to be exhibited at the 2015 edition of Computex, Asia’s preeminent tech show. Little did I know, however, that the most exciting thing I’d find in the city wouldn’t be at Computex at all. A few minutes’ walk to the east of the exhibition halls is the Gogoro Experience Center, a sparsely decorated store dedicated to showing off the upcoming Gogoro electric scooter.

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TiVo Now Lets Subscribers Stream Recordings And Live TV Via The Web

DVR maker TiVo announced today a new product called TiVo Online that will allow its subscribers to stream both their DVR recordings as well as live TV over the web. The free site also includes an online guide, show recommendations and a search feature that helps customers find what to watch. Other options will help users track favorite shows – even if they’re available on a streaming service like Hulu or Netflix instead of network television.

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AirPlay Works With Safari Media Content In OS X 10.11

Those native WebKit media controls also make it possible for websites to serve video that works with the new “picture-in-picture” feature, letting users pop out, reposition and resize clips for continuous watching on iPad while they continue to navigate the web. Basically, it means web-based media content is about to get a lot more flexible in iOS 9 and OS X 10.11, with additional freedom both within and across platforms.

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Apple Stops Ignoring Women’s Health With iOS 9 HealthKit Update, Now Featuring Period Tracking

Combined, it’s clear that Apple’s Health app in iOS 9 will be largely focused on tracking cycles as they relate to fertility. That’s obviously a key reason for tracking a cycle, but it’s not the only one – there are a number of health-related reasons why a woman may need to have this data on hand, as noted above.

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New aerial images show Apple's Campus 2 construction

New aerial images have been released of the construction of the Apple Campus 2 in Cupertino, California.

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The $5 Billion Battle For The American Dinner Plate

Big-city dwellers are also used to spending a lot of money on food, since the cost of living tends to be high where they live. This is another reason they might be more amenable to boxed meals, which are an expensive proposition. Taranto says that his target demographic is what he describes as the "evolved eater," which is, according to Plated's proprietary research, a 31 million strong segment of the American population that cares deeply about the quality of their food and has enough disposable income to invest in eating well. Taranto says that while $12 a meal is a costly dinnertime time option for many, it is a reasonable expense to a segment of consumers whose alternative options include eating out, either at fast casual chains like Panera Bread or at fine dining establishments, or buying groceries from upmarket grocery stores like Whole Foods. "We’ve been very deliberate about going after the high end first," he says. "As our logistical network expands we will be able to deliver at lower price points to more and more people."

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Restaurant won't apologize for tasteless Caitlyn Jenner joke on their menus

One Facebook user remarked that, while she was visiting the restaurant, some of the staff and the regulars at Nacho Mama's were talking about how "gross" the Caitlyn Jenner cover was:

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Falsely Attributed

Famous quotes and the people who didn’t say them.

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Photographer explores her struggle with anxiety in surreal portraits

Crawford's self portraits explore different moments, sensations and thoughts a person with anxiety or depression may experience with striking, surreal imagery. While every portrait had its own significance, Crawford's birdcage portrait, she says, is especially relevant to her.

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New Xbox One Matte Black Console Offers 1TB Of Storage

The new Xbox One also ships with Halo: The Master Chief Collection for a limited time, and includes Microsoft’s redesigned Xbox One controller, the new default for Xbox systems, including the 500GB versions. It will include a standard 3.5mm headphone jack for private listening over wireless via your existing headphones. Audio can also be louder, and is of higher quality according to Microsoft.

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This Chrome extension reveals any Google Doc's edit history

Since around May 2010 , any document created with Google Docs has contained a detailed edit history. Usually looking through them is limited to people with ‘edit’ permissions, but writer/programmer James Somers has changed that.

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Tickets for September's Social Good Summit are officially on sale

In less than four months, speakers from around the world will meet on a single stage to discuss how global communities can use technology to create a brighter future by the year 2030.

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The 25 Most Remote Places In The World

In spite of the fact that our planet is undergoing a population explosion, there are still some places where it would be hard to find a companion. In just a few moments we are going to take you on a tour that will involve everything from isolated arctic islands to secluded canyons. By the end of it you will have probably gained a new appreciation for the people in your life (or maybe you’ll start packing your bags). Either way, we hope you enjoy our compilation of the 25 most remote places in the world:

42
Roomi Lands $2 Million To Pair You With The Perfect Roommate

Roomi , an app that wants to help New Yorkers find the perfect roommate, is today launching with $2 million in seed funding led by DCM Ventures. Great Oak Ventures, Sand Hill East, Jeff Dishner, Greg Kidd, Arihant Patni, Jeff Penney, and AngelList Consumer Fund all participated in the round, as well.

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If You Sit On The Toilet, You Don't Know Squat

To raise awareness for World Toilet Day 2014, My Toilet showcased photos taken by Panos Pictures of women and girls around the world posing with their toilets. Across the globe, 2.5 billion people don’t have access to basic sanitation, a human rights issue that disproportionately affects women and girls.

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Talkdesk, A Startup That Spins Up Call Centers, Raises $15M

Companies use Talkdesk to create centers where customers can call into in order for assistance and feedback. Those calls are connected to internal company databases like Salesforce and Zendesk, which bring up all the relevant information about a caller in order to help a customer service representative better resolve the issue or route that customer to the best person.

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Office 365 integrates Skype for Business chat and calls on the Web

Abhimanyu Ghoshal is a photographer, writer and musician based in Bangalore, India. He also fancies himself a traveler, street food gourmet and design connoisseur, but that's besides the point. He has been writing about design, technology and apps since 2011, mostly because he has forgotten how to code. Reach him via Twitter , his website , or by emailing abhimanyu@thenextweb.com .

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Inside GoPro’s Ambitious Plan To Connect Their Cameras To The Cloud

GoPro doesn’t want to be known just as a camera company. Instead, as I learned from GoPro’s CEO and Founder Nick Woodman, GoPro wants to be a lifestyle media company. To that end, the company is looking to cloud services to give owners an easier way to share all that rad action footage and build a new business based on content, not hardware.

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Open Sourcing Is No Longer Optional, Not Even for Apple | WIRED

Why the excitement? Developers have demonstrated a growing preference for open source tools and platforms over the past 15 years. Apple, meanwhile, has pushed iOS developers towards its own in-house development technologies and away from third-party tools, such as Adobe Flash, that it deems inefficient. But even Apple can only risk alienating the developers on whom it relies for so many third-party apps and services so far. Coders have myriad options available to let them do their jobs the way they want; to keep them in-house, it turns out, Apple has to open up.

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Apple's Tim Cook says the 'best products' are born from diversity - CNET

But his most notable point -- and the one that may finally move the needle in the tech industry -- was this: "The most diverse group will produce the best product, I firmly believe that," Cook said. So "if you believe as we believe that diversity leads to better products, and we're all about making products that enrich people's lives, then you obviously put a ton of energy behind diversity the same way you would put a ton of energy behind anything else that is truly important."

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Here's how Apple Music could win against Spotify

The service has a huge advantage that many more labels than existing services will be onboard at launch, but there’s two big things that Apple has up its sleeve: it can get its service in front of people and won’t offer an eternal free plan.

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Wigo, The App For Meeting Up With Friends, Graduates Beyond College Campuses

Wigo , the app that helps college kids meet up and go out, has today opened up the service beyond just .edu users. The company is calling it Wigo Summer, and 99 percent of the marketing focus is going towards New York and Boston, where there are large amounts of recent college graduates.

51 US Army public site taken down, Syrian hackers claim credit
52 A spacecraft is soaring through space by riding the sun's rays
53 Florida woman's toilet clogged by an iguana because Florida
54 Instagram for the Web is getting a cleaner, flatter redesign
55 Women rarely speak at Apple keynotes. Tim Cook wants to change that.
56 Swiftype is hiring!
57 Australia's treasurer on how to afford a home: 'Get a good job that pays good money'
58 eBay Brings Its Online Marketplace To The Apple Watch
59 Nvidia's Shield box makes cutting the cord an attractive, if pricey, proposition
60 Blendle Signs German Media To Its Pay-Per-Article Journalism Marketplace
61 Thousands of piglets were on the loose in Ohio after a semitrailer flipped
62 Everything Apple has launched at WWDC since 2006 in one chart
63 Blue Apron Eats Up $135M At A $2B Valuation
64 Apple Music will stream at 256kbps, below the 'industry standard' 320kbps
65 Ron And Topher Conway To Speak At Disrupt SF 2015
66 How to Make a Self Freezing Coca-Cola (Or Any Instant-Soda Slurpee)
67 National Bank of Abu Dhabi: Even at $10 per barrel, oil can't match solar on cost | Empeopled
68 What Apple Music says about how Apple views musicians | Cult of Mac
69 Apple Music interview: 'Algorithms can't do it alone – you need a human touch'
70 3-D Printing's Napster Moment
71 Automatic breaking may one day be required for new cars
72 Browse More Than 1,000 Original Sketches Of Mid-Century Fashion
73 Leaked image suggests 'Dark Souls 3' is coming in 2016
74 Apply Now For Startup Battlefield At Disrupt SF
75 7 pillars of minimalist Web design
76 Netflix is reviving Degrassi
77 eBay update adds a Sell for Charity option for US and UK markets
78 'Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain' is a tale of revenge
79 Let This Intelligent Oven Cook All Your Meals For You
80 35 historical mug shots reveal astonishing criminal stories
81 Cortana adds destination weather updates and online check-in to flight alerts
82 Container-management startup Rancher Labs raises $10M
83 Facebook is publishing Instant Articles again after a long break, will ramp up frequency soon
84 The complete guide to the faces behind Apple Music
85 Apple hasn't convinced The Beatles to let you stream their music
86 The 50 best NES games of all time