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Nest Is Buying Dropcam To Get More Data On The Home

Nest seems sensitive to this kind of concern with Matt Rogers writing, “Like Nest customer data, Dropcam will come under Nest’s privacy policy, which explains that data won’t be shared with anyone (including Google) without a customer’s permission. Nest has a paid-for business model and ads are not part of our strategy. In acquiring Dropcam, we’ll apply that same policy to Dropcam too.”

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12 Things Happy People Do Differently

I decided to embark on a journey to find out. I quit my job, minimized my expenses, went to Hawaii and got very serious (in a wild sort of way) about discovering what made me tick. I found out there are a lot of people like me -- young, energetic, intense, purpose-driven, but frustrated with the status quo and a little freaked out about our prospects for the future. I decided to dedicate my life to seeking out the wisdom we need to create extraordinary lives with a deep sense of purpose in a world of immense uncertainty.

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OperationSAFE is on JustCoz!

“Be a voice for the voiceless. http://JustCoz.org/operationSAFE from @operationsafe”

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The One Thing You Never Noticed In “Back To The Future”

10. But, Marty doesn’t go back to the same mall, in fact he had a big clue in front of him that he had already altered the future. The mall is now called Lone Pine Mall.

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The Powerpuff Girls Returning to Cartoon Network - IGN

"As the original ambassador of 'girl power,' The Powerpuff Girls brand continues to resonate with people of all ages and there is tremendous excitement around introducing Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup to a new generation," said Pete Yoder, Cartoon Network's VP of consumer products. "With proven success and great content plans in place, there’s so much potential that we're looking forward to explore with our licensing partners in the coming weeks."

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53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts

Pickupimage is a large collection of free stock images mostly focusing on nature- and outdoor-related scenes that can be copied, modified an distributed—even for commercial purposes. No registration necessary! Since the pool isn’t too broad this site didn’t pass the “coffee” search, but here’s a sample of what you can find there.

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Salesforce Takes a Shot At Zendesk, Freshdesk with Desk.com Upgrade

While Desk.com can stack up feature-for-feature with the likes of Freshdesk and Zendesk, Salesforce.com's real edge lies in the fact that "we can grow with our customers," said Leyla Seka, general manager and senior vice president at Desk.com. "We can take our customers anywhere they want to go. That's something no other point solution on the market can say."

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Is It Really True That Watching Porn Will Shrink Your Brain? | Science Blogs | WIRED

The researchers have witnessed newspapers spread headlines of brain shrinkage and brain harm, and yet they know that they specifically recruited psychologically and neurologically healthy men. In fact, therein lies the only really meaningful insight from this study. Look at it this way. In a survey of 64 men who answered recruitment adverts for a brain scanning study, it was found that they viewed an average of four hours porn a week. They do so with no apparent ill consequence – screening confirmed no psychiatric, medical or neurological problems. Of course there is a debate to be had about the merits and harms of porn for individuals and society. This study does not make a helpful contribution. Suggested new headline: “Watching moderate amounts of porn won’t hurt your brain”.

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The Best Antivirus for 2014

It's easy to feel overwhelmed by all the Heartbleed and NSA-spying stories in the news. But there's still a lot you can do to keep your computer safe. The first thing? Install antivirus software.

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Enfold Homepage

I owe a huge debt to my sister. She worked for practically nothing back when RunPee was just getting off the ground and wasn‘t making any money. She helped me keep up with the movie load so we could stay current each weekend. She also loves horror flicks which is great because without her there wouldn’t be many of those types of movies in our database.

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Scientists Have Simulated Time Travel With Photons | IFLScience

In a quantum regime, the authors say, the paradox of time travel can be resolved, leaving closed timelike curves consistent with relativity. Near a black hole, for example, the extreme effects of general relativity play a role.

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This is what a $22,000 Android phone feels like

The Signature Touch comes in a range of skins and colors. You start at $10,300/£6,750 with the basic "Jet Leather" (black and silver) or "Claret Leather" (red and silver), followed by other skin options (lizard or alligator) plus PVD coating option for the titanium frame, and capping at $21,900/£14,350 for the maxed-out "Pure Jet Red Gold" edition (black and gold). We actually liked the "Pure Navy Lizard" and the "Damson Lizard" the most for their unique textures, whereas Vertu's CEO Max Pogliani currently carries an equally exotic "Jet Alligator" customized with a black PVD titanium body (by default it's a bare metal body).

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The New York Public Library Wants You to Build a Time Machine

The New York Public Library (NYPL) has a project called Building Inspector with that goal in mind. Using its collection of hundreds of thousands of maps of the city, ranging from the early 19th century to present day, it's creating a one-stop digital atlas of "old New York," all through the help of software and public labor.

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The TheTechNewsBlog Daily

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US military wants to make a portable, bullet-resistant wall that fits in a can

In short, it asks for a way to "construct a barrier without human intervention," meaning no touching anything. You just hit a button, or pull a tab and it should expand into a barrier that DARPA says would be "orders of magnitude" in size. That barrier would then need to keep — or at least slow — somebody from getting through it using a saw or other hand tool. Better yet, DARPA suggests it could offer resistance from ballistic devices (like bullets or rockets), be see-through, and be reversible back down to a smaller state if need be.

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A Scrapped 'Seinfeld' Idea and Other Great Reddit AMA Moments This Week

"There was a storyline that I really wanted to do when I worked at Seinfeld, you know so much of the ideas there were inspired from real life and I knew that if I pitched something and it happened in real life I would have a bit of an edge. So at the time, fanny packs were really popular, and I remember wearing my fanny pack under a t-shirt one day, and wherever I went people were exceedingly nice, letting me go in front of them in line, letting me go first wherever I was, and then I realized at the end of the day my giant fanny pack under my t-shirt made me look pregnant! So I always thought it would be a great Elaine story if she started to use that, the fanny pack, as a way to make her day in New York a lot less taxing, you know - getting the first taxi because she looked pregnant, getting concert tickets first because people saw her standing in line, and I think they always liked the notion of it but it never became an episode. So I love those ideas about Seinfeld because nobody has fanny packs anymore, so it really was specific to the time (except dweebs who wear fanny packs)."

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A New Bike Lane That Could Save Lives and Make Cycling More Popular | Autopia | WIRED

“Professional engineers will look at this, and they’re all very skeptical,” he says. “That’s great. I love their skepticism.” The biggest consideration is accounting for large trucks that need to turn. We’re talking delivery and tucks with trailers. These automobiles require very large turning radiuses. While it makes truck driver’s life easier, it also means smaller vehicles can take that turn at very fast speeds. “This design requires you to have a much tighter corner radius,” says Falbo. “These large truck operators, they are professional drivers they can actually make tighter turns than these standards normally say they would. The real answer is that I think you’re going to have to be a little stricter on your trucks in any number of ways.”

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How Far Do Soccer Players Run During a Match?

As it does every four years, the United States has turned its adoring eyes to fútbol. But while you're marveling at the well-placed headers and acrobatic kicks and whatever's going on with Ronaldo's hair, take a moment to appreciate the most astonishing feat that happens during these 90 minutes: How far these guys are running.

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E3 2014: How Ubisoft, Activision, and EA Are Preparing for a Next-Gen-Only Future - IGN

“I would love that, it would make development a lot simpler and it would mean that more people have signed up for next-gen, which I believe has great implications for the future,” Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg told IGN. Hirshberg noted that the new consoles are selling at a more rapid rate than they did at the beginning of the last generation, “but, there’s still too big of an audience who are still playing their games on an Xbox 360 or a PS3, and we want to make a great experience for them, too.”

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The richest man in Vegas has declared war on internet gamblers

The ad opens on two shadows shaking hands in a dark city alley. We see a distraught mother at her laptop, a young child at a computer in a dim bedroom, police cars with sirens. A narrator with a scaly voice comes on. "An established al-Qaeda poker network could extract enough untraceable money from the United States in just a few days to fund several 9/11-sized attacks," he says. "Say no to internet gambling."

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Looking for a Job? Hundreds of Openings From Texas to Virginia

At GoHealth, we champion the active pursuit of life-long health and wellness, and we are pioneering the technology that helps millions of Americans purchase affordable health insurance. A key strategy for maintaining our explosive growth is to ensure that every interaction at every touch point of our customer journey is personal, relevant and on-brand. We are hiring an Email Marketing Manager who will be responsible for developing life-cycle marketing and direct marketing campaigns for consumers.

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freshmeat.net, 1997-2014

The awkward, meandering path traced all the way back to the first, strange acquisition by VA Research, rumored to have been made just because the CEO thought it would be cool to own Slashdot. VA sold hardware running Linux. The question of what that had to do with a Web publishing company was… never answered. They became the corporate face of Linux, acquiring linux.com and issuing a record-setting IPO as LNUX. They hired some of the best Linux programmers and kernel hackers and bought Andover, and we all sat around looking at each other and waiting to be told what we were supposed to be doing together. I don’t remember anyone ever even pretending there was an answer. At best, they acted mysterious, as though some grand master plan would eventually be revealed.

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Who Won E3 2014? - You Decide! - IGN Versus - IGN

This edition focuses on E3 2014 and how well Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony performed during the week. We'll be asking you about their game lineup, the conferences, and their overall E3 2014 showing before finally, we have you vote for who you believe did the best in each category. Please feel free to vote in all categories. Expect results to be posted on July 7th, 2014.

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Evernote's Major DDoS Hit And 3 Business Steps You Must Take

A major DDoS hit at Evernote, which for four hours prevented all of its 100 million note taking customers from logging in and continued to affect the company’s ability to operate, demonstrates a growing DDoS cyber war that businesses must learn how to win.

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Why the Path to Aliens, Ironically, Depends on Earth

Voytek spoke before the House of Representatives last year to promote her department’s extraterrestrial mandate. In what was essentially a request for more funding, she explained to the House Science committee that her scientists weren’t chasing little green men. Astrobiology is an investment in humanity’s future, by detecting potentially habitable Earth-sized planets, finding proof of water on ancient Mars and developing technological innovations that lead to further mapping of Mars.

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Report: Jason Momoa Will Play Aquaman in Batman v Superman and Justice League - IGN

Perhaps at the time IGN spoke to him, Momoa was still in the negotiation stage, and no doubt he's been sworn to secrecy, even as things were solidified, but McWeeney -- who is a proven, trusted source -- now says his involvement is a done deal, and that it will, not shockingly, lead to a bigger role in the Justice League film.

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New emojis let you throw shade with a single symbol

Someone once said that a picture is worth a thousand words, so a smiling, yellow face is probably worth at least 160 characters. If you ever found the current run of emoji a little too stifling, some 250 new ones could be en route to help recreate the rest of your favorite album covers . But don't check your Android or iOS device for shiny turds and other icons just yet, because, as The Verge points out, it's up to those platforms to implement the Unicode Consortium's new symbols on their own. Given Apple's push for more diversity in emoji, that could happen sooner than you think. Just what new glyphs are there, though? Alongside some slightly more aggressive icons, a printer, trackball and "old personal computer" are among the lengthy list over on Emojipedia . You know, technology that teenagers know all about. Once you start seeing the likes of those (and the Vulcan split-finger greeting) popping up in Snapchat and elsewhere on your phone, you'll know who to thank.

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Ukraine Blames Separatist Militias for 'Violating Truce'

DONETSK, Ukraine – Kiev on Sunday blamed separatist militias in Ukraine’s east for shattering a unilateral cease-fire announced less than 48 hours ago by President Petro Poroshenko after they instigated fresh clashes with the government’s military forces.

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World's Largest Video Game Collection Sells For $750k - IGN

The world's largest video game collection has been sold, netting former owner Michael Thommason a whopping $750,250 in the process.

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Absurd Creature of the Week: The Ferocious Bug That Sucks Prey Dry and Wears Their Corpses | Science | WIRED

If one thing is true about human beings, from the Mayans to the Chinese to the Celts, it’s that we just can’t help decapitating our enemies and putting their disembodied heads to “good” use. Certain peoples believe the heads provide spirit to the community , others use them to intimidate their foes, and still others shrink them and keep them as souvenirs. Even Disneyland has an animatronic head called Shrunken-Head Ned , because nothing quite says family values like ritualistic decapitation.

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5 Times the Internet Demanded Gender Equality

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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“Coder’s High”: One Hit and You’re Hooked for Life!

These days I write more than I code, but one of the things I miss about programming is the coder’s high: those times when, for hours on end, I would lock my vision straight at the computer screen, trance out, and become a human-machine hybrid zipping through the virtual architecture that my co-workers and I were building. Hunger, thirst, sleepiness, and even pain all faded away while I was staring at the screen, thinking and typing, until I’d reach the point of exhaustion and it would come crashing down on me.

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A few weeks in deep space with the Elite: Dangerous premium beta

The goal in premium beta is to get cash to upgrade your ship (both by equipping it with more and better weapons and by purchasing bigger and better ships all together), and the fastest way to gain cash in the premium beta is to take your starter ship and grind away blasting baddies in one of the starter system’s conflict zones. It takes a while, and you’ll die a lot, but at 500 credits per kill, it’s a lot quicker than trying to trade four tons at a time. Once you’ve amassed maybe 20,000 credits, you can attach some solid gimballed lasers on your Sidewinder to massively increase its lethality. Plus, you'll still have money left over to cover the insurance fee for when you’re blown up.

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The ‘Black Crystal’ is a Russian-tuned Mercedes GL-Class fit for the KGB

The Black Crystal gets a new front fascia with a massive grille and LED daytime running lights with “crystal-shaped edges.” Widened fenders accommodate custom 22-inch alloy wheels, and the whole vehicle is blacked out. It looks like the preferred transportation of some highly sinister government agency.

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How to block people and app invites on Facebook - CNET

If blocking someone may seem a little too harsh, you can instead add them to a restricted list that will only show them posts you make public. This option can be found in the Blocking section of the Settings menu, which in turn can be accessed by clicking on the down arrow that is located next to the Privacy Shortcuts icon. In addition to blocking specific users, here you will also be able to block certain people from inviting you to events and apps.

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How to Become a Confident Public Speaker

Public speaking leads to wealth. It will help you build your network and relationships. It will help you get new business, job offers and increase your social media presence.

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Mastering the Body Language of a Video Interview

This might seem hard to do in a video interview, but it’s important to create a connection with your interviewer without going overboard. You can subtly mirror behavior like leaning forward toward the camera, nodding and smiling. Even if you’re not sitting across from your interviewer, body language translates across great distances. Aligning with your interviewer can give them the impression you’re also aligned with the company and its culture.

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“Coder’s High”: One Hit and You’re Hooked for Life!

These days I write more than I code, but one of the things I miss about programming is the coder’s high: those times when, for hours on end, I would lock my vision straight at the computer screen, trance out, and become a human-machine hybrid zipping through the virtual architecture that my co-workers and I were building. Hunger, thirst, sleepiness, and even pain all faded away while I was staring at the screen, thinking and typing, until I’d reach the point of exhaustion and it would come crashing down on me.

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Say 'Yo!' to Your Friends

A bit of a bonkers idea you’ll no doubt agree, but you too can get in on the action until the novelty wears thin. We’ll no doubt be hearing a lot more Yos around the Web in the coming weeks and months – until someone creates a ‘Wassssup’ app, that is.

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10 Best Parks According to World Travelers

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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15 Horrifying Signs That '90s Claire's Is Dead

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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'Enlisted' Creators: Fans (and Taylor Swift) Can Help Us Save the Show

However, conversations with prospective networks happen in meetings at which they're not needed, Biegel and Royce said. So on the ground, they're doing what they can — drumming up support for the show with giveaways and recently, a contest to see if a fan could convince Taylor Swift to tweet tune-in info. (The finale airs Sunday at 7 p.m. ET, in case you're wondering, Taylor.) The executive producers were inspired after they saw Justin Bieber tweet an endorsement for friend and Cougar Town creator Bill Lawrence's new show, Undateable , to his 52 million followers. ("That's a sixth of America, I just want to point out," Royce joked.)

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Sierra Nevada Corporation To Acquire Orbital Technologies

“ORBITEC’s impressive performance as our partner on the Dream Chaser program for ECLSS demonstrates their strong capability to deliver human spaceflight qualified hardware,” Sierra Nevada’s Mark N. Sirangelo said in a statement. “The addition of ORBITEC’s high performance Vortex liquid rocket engines to SNC’s flight-proven hybrid rocket motor products allows SNC to provide a complete range of propulsion solutions for our customers.”

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9 Ways to Deal With 'Game of Thrones' Withdrawal

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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16 DIY Projects to Upgrade Your Boring Basics

But you don't need to rush out and spend all your rent money on a fresh, new wardrobe to escape your clothing rut. You can breathe new life into your plain, old basics with a few DIY tricks.

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#Unplug: How to Work Hard and Still Have a Life

Enough already. That’s what Baratunde Thurston, the author of the New York Times best seller How to Be Black and a columnist for Fast Company magazine, was thinking when he unplugged from his digital life. The world’s most connected man left the grid, slowed down, and looked for a better approach to the always-on times we live in. What Thurston discovered in his month offline is funny, personal, insightful—and relevant to anyone looking for more balance. This is just one of the stories in #Unplug: How to Work Hard and Still Have a Life, which features Fast Company’s most practical and inspiring coverage. Stories about a week in the desert at a detox spa for hyperachieving, hyperstressed execs. Life inside a Norwegian company where balance is more than airy HR-speak. A young Rahm Emanuel sharing how he juggles his White House gig and his family. Fast Company has been chronicling this struggle and identifying the best solutions to demanding work lives for years. This collection is an ideal handbook for those who believe working hard and having a life shouldn’t be an either/or proposition.

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The Only Downside of Summer Solstice [COMIC]

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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Adobe Ink and Slide review: A software giant tries its hand at hardware

There are two cons that ultimately hamper the experience: durability and price. I can't justify spending the $200 on Ink and Slide until I can create and send vector graphics from my iPad for use in Illustrator on the desktop. Some creative types may get a lot of use out of the duo in their current state, but I'll have to wait for those other apps and expanded file support to arrive. For double the price of competing devices (more in some cases), I expect my accessories not to get scuffed so easily when they're resting in the same pocket of my bag. Don't get me wrong; I prefer the metal to a plastic shell, but if these are devices I'll carry with me nearly everywhere, I should be able to haul them around without producing wear so easily. In the end, though, Adobe has built a somewhat tempting window into Creative Cloud for those eager to start projects on an iPad. The only question is whether the company has priced itself out of attracting the curious.

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Drone Beat: 418 Crashes Worldwide, Spying on a World Cup Team and More

The U.S. government uses them to bomb alleged terrorists in far-away places, tech companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook are all toying with the idea of using them commercially and, in recent months, they've become the secret weapon of many photographers. Whether we see them or not, drones have become a big part of our lives. Drone Beat collects the best and most important drone stories every week.

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JVC DM65USR Preview - CNET

The new Diamond series will come in 55-inch ($999), 65-inch ($1,999), and 85-inch ($7,999) variations, and could rival the Vizio P-series (also due in September) for features if not even picture quality. Crucially, the 65-inch DM65USR will feature direct LEDs with 32 local dimming zones, while the 85-inch will feature 64 zones of dimming.

51 The Toxic Landscape of Johannesburg’s Gold Mines | Raw File | WIRED
52 Will Computers Soon Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves?
53 This South African Couple Rowed 6,600 Miles From Morocco To Manhattan [PHOTOS]
54 How Much Social Media Self-Promotion is Too Much?
55 Lunch Partner Presentation: Advanced Manufacturing and Emerging Technology
56 How World Cup Kid Escorts Live a Young Soccer Fan's Dream
57 What is An Entrepreneur in Residence?
58 China Builds Artificial Islands in South China Sea
59 Top Shelf: Living the Dream
60 16 World Cup Players With Bitchin' Hair, Don't Care
61 12 Forgotten Hand-Colored Images of Life in the 1800s | Design | WIRED
62 Illinois university offering sports scholarships... for League of Legends players
63 This Is Volantis, HTC's Nine-Inch Nexus Tablet
64 The best Chromebook you can buy
65 PlayStation Now: A Good Idea With A Bad Plan
66 Cloud computing gives Adobe mobile apps a power boost - CNET
67 Hideo Kojima 'Depressed Again' by GTA 5 on PS4, Xbox One and PC - IGN
68 Stop Facebook From Using Your Web History for Ad Targeting | Gadget Lab | WIRED
69 Born slippy: the making of Star Fox
70 Doctor Group Takes Steps To Fulfill The Promise Of Telemedicine
71 Infinite 1UP Glitch Found in Super Mario Bros. Decades Later - IGN
72 World Cup Weekend: Team USA Returns to the Pitch
73 Revealed: The new electric Harley - CNET
74 How tiny can earbuds get? This tiny - CNET
75 A typical day in tech wonderland - CNET
76 Plain Text Offenders
77 Unlikely hit app Yo is 'hacked'
78 Friending the App Store
79 A full-function scanner that fits in your hand transfixes Kickstarter - CNET
80 Alex Torres May Look Funny In This Baseball Cap, But It Could Save His Life
81 Sony's curved sensor brings 19th century tech back to the future - CNET
82 Does MobileIron's IPO Portend Good Things For Good Technology?
83 Ultimate Spider-Man Season 3 Will Introduce Miles Morales and Other Web Warriors - IGN
84 Bricks-And-Mortar Retailers Will Use Beacons To Combat The Showrooming Threat
85 Korean Soldier Who Killed Comrades Surrounded, Exchanges Fire in Standoff
86 Forza Horizon 2’s Radical New Weather -- IGN First - IGN
87 New sensors will scoop up 'big data' on Chicago
88 Over 300,000 servers remain vulnerable to Heartbleed after initial wave of patches
89 Adobe launches Creative Cloud 2014 -- its first massive update since killing the Creative Suite
90 One week in, World Cup’s opening game dominates global tweets - Digits - WSJ
91 Privacy is Dead - stratechery by Ben Thompson
92 Scot Finnie: The continuing evolution of Computerworld
93 America's New Industrial Boomtowns
94 The One Hire Every Startup Desperately Needs to Make
95 Will the Dow crack 17,000 this week?
96 CodeBase: A Quest to Kickstart Scotland's Startup Ecosystem
97 Where Do The Most Generous Online Donors Live? Charting U.S. Digital Giving
98 Control VR Opens The Door To Virtual Offices | TechCrunch
99 'Here Comes the Ball' Tumblr Illustrates World Cup's Finest Moments
100 One unvaccinated child was patient zero of a measles epidemic