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Forbes Welcome

"To me, courage is seeking out the broadest environment that you can influence.”

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How This Man Survived a 25,000-Foot Jump Without a Parachute

On Saturday, Aikins successfully fell 25,000 feet from a plane with nothing on him but a GPS, a camera, a communication device, and an oxygen mask, which was removed and handed to one of the three parachuted assistants at around 18,000 feet. Without a wingsuit or a parachute, he landed just a couple minutes later safely on a 10,000-square-foot net.

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Lucas Mearian on Twitter

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Build a programming career with the Complete Front-End to Back-End Coding Bundle (95% Off)

Learning to code is an increasingly valuable investment in your own skill set, with greater demand for programming basics rising every day. And while there’s a labyrinth of online courses offering cheap instruction, many of them fall short on quality and qualification.

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Uber is reportedly investing $500 million in a global mapping project

Ride-hailing service Uber has decided to invest $500 million into an ambitious global mapping project to wean itself off dependence on Google Maps and pave the way for driverless cars, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.

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Olympic Athletes Are Complaining They Can't Play Pokémon Go And It's So Sad

Niantic’s wildly successful augmented reality app has been released in at least 28 countries so far, but not in Brazil. People who downloaded the app in their countries can still access it, but no Pokéstops appear and so far, no Pokémon have shown up.

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No plans for 32-bit iOS 9.3.3 Jailbreak Says Pangu Team

Pangu has just confirmed on Reddit that they don’t have any plans for working on a 32-bit support for iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak. This news comes right after a user on Reddit posed a question to Pangu as to whether a 32-bit iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak will be considered in the future, to which the team replied “Sorry there is no plan for 32bit now”.

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Harry Potter’s journey has come to an end with The Cursed Child

Billed as the eighth Harry Potter story , The Cursed Child officially opened on London’s West End last night, while a copy of the script is now available in bookstores. According to J.K. Rowling, the story of her famous magician is now at an end.

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Kanye West wants Apple to buy Tidal, calls for executive meeting

Rapper Kanye West in a minor tweet storm on Saturday called on Apple to purchase Apple Music competitor Tidal, saying he wants to put an end to the "beef" between the two streaming music providers. West said Apple's rivalry with Tidal is a detriment to the music industry, and he's calling on executives from both companies to come together to discuss sale terms. Specifically, he wants to meet with Apple CEO Tim Cook, Beats cofounder Jimmy Iovine, Apple Music Larry Jackson and Tidal owner Jay-Z — as well as Drake, for some reason — this week. He later added Spotify co-founder and CEO Daniel Ek to the list of execs he wants at the table. "F--- all this dick swinging contest. We all gon [sic] be dead in 100 Years. Let the kids have the music," West said. In an apparent reference to late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, he added, "Apple give Jay his check for Tidal now and stop trying to act like you Steve." While he failed to elaborate, West is likely referring to negotiations related to a potential Tidal acquisition. In June, Apple was said to be mulling a purchase of the smaller streaming service, assumedly for access to exclusive releases.

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Popular Multitasking Tweak Auxo 3 Updated to Support iOS 9.3.3

Auxo 3 is undoubtedly one of the best jailbreak tweaks for multitasking. Fans of this tweak will be glad to find out that the team pushed an update today with support for iOS 9.3.3.

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Facebook Apartments Won’t Fix Housing—But They’re a Good Start

Less clear is how helpful Facebook’s plan would be for people earning less than Facebook-class wages. Median income in San Mateo county is $91,421 according to data from the 2014 Census Bureau, while the average asking rent in San Mateo county is $2,878.   Ezra Haber Glenn of MIT’s School of Urban Planning and Development, says reserving 15 percent of the planned units for low-income residents is a good start, but does little to address the ongoing displacement of working class families throughout the Bay Area. He’s also dubious that the new housing units would be for the general public. “Even if it’s not earmarked for Facebook employees, it might be for the types of people they’re trying to attract,” Glenn says.

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Uber Said to Merge China Business With Didi in $35 Billion Deal

The valuation of the combined ride-hailing company is $35 billion, the people said. Investors in Uber China, an entity owned by San Francisco-based Uber, Baidu Inc. and others, will receive a 20 percent stake in the combined company, the people said. Uber will continue to operate its own app in China for now.

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Everything you need to know about playing music with AirPlay

If you use a Mac or an iOS device, you may know about AirPlay, Apple’s streaming protocol that can send audio and/or video to a variety of devices. Initially launched in 2004 as AirTunes, for audio only from iTunes to Apple devices, AirPlay is now supported by speakers, amplifiers, receivers, and more, from dozens of brands.

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Jill Stein Deletes Tweet That Says 'There's No Evidence That Autism Is Caused By Vaccines'

Dr. Jill Stein, the Green Party’s candidate for president, just wants someone to like her. The function she served in this election, thus far, is to preemptively blame progressives if Trump gets elected. It’s unfair to criticize Dr. Stein for merely running for president, even in a tight race like this; there’s no inherent evil in making a futile attempt to dismantle the two-party system.

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So Digital Billboard Ads Change With the Speed of Traffic Now

Chances are you don’t know you’re contributing oodles of traffic data to Inrix. But you’ll find its software in navi systems favored by Audi, Ford, and Volvo, to name a few. Major fleets like UPS use it, too. And of course Inrix has an app, which competes with Waze. In all, 270 million drivers in 45 countries contribute anonymized travel information to Inrix. The company gives you something in exchange, though: It feeds that raw data into algorithms that help government agencies spot crashes and jams, or aid users in dodging congestion.

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No, Niantic Isn't Making a Harry Potter Version of Pokémon Go

However, if you click the link to the article, you’ll go to an error page. A search through IGN’s website shows no evidence the interview ever existed. Additionally, a Google search for “Marcus Figueroa” only links back to other articles about the fake app. Most interviews with Niantic have been with John Hanke, who is the founder of the company.

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MIT Tech Review on Twitter

These are the 10 emerging technologies you need to know about right now - http://trib.al/OngUUzt  pic.twitter.com/1y8Z5XY5ya

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7 Step Content Creation Strategy for Epic Content Marketing

The groundwork for an epic post needs to be laid over the course of many days, even weeks. In order to prepare for the ideation process, you must ask your team to have a handle on the pulse of your target audience and niche at all times. This can only happen if you and your content team keep abreast of the latest happenings in the niche. Follow thought leaders, keep track of the latest news, trawl through discussion forums, and hunt on social media; basically make every attempt to know all developments in your domain and the kind of information your target audience is looking for.

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VentureBeat 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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MIT Tech Review 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

21
The Olympic Torch Is Borderline Indestructible

The Olympic torch’s one job is to stay lit no matter what. And honestly, I never gave much thought to how that was accomplished. Lots of tiki torch fluid? Very careful runners? Ghosts? Correct answer: pressurized gas and a chassis that could probably survive reentry into Earth’s atmosphere.

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ReadWrite on Twitter

U.S. lawmakers want to make smart city projects less risky: http://bit.ly/2amjluL  #Tech #News #IoT pic.twitter.com/w2nwDtFmFL

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Warner Bros. Targets Streaming Subreddit Over Piracy, Fails

You can find almost anything on Reddit, including free, pirated movies, which is why one movie studio has started to not just go after the sources of these videos, but the places that aggregate them.

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HBO’s high-tech western series Westworld will premiere on October 2nd

The television series is based on the 1973 Michael Crichton film, which followed a rogue android in a futuristic, western-themed amusement park where guests can indulge in their every whim. During the TCA briefing, Nolan noted that the show will be exploring the nature of life and how artificial intelligence fits into the equation. This isn’t new territory for the writer, who recently wrapped up another show that worked with similar subject matter, Person of Interest .

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The best way to catch Pokémon in Pokémon Go has just been shut down

The loss of sites like Pokévision and PokeHound are rough patches for fans who have been using these apps as a way to find new, rare Pokémon, and as a workaround for a glitch in the game which shows that all nearby Pokémon are "three steps" away .

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Security Bots Will Battle in Vegas for Darpa’s Hacking Crown

That’s because the contest pits code against code. It’s a battle of autonomous systems designed to identify security holes in software programs they’ve never encountered—and patch those holes on the fly. Working with others at defense contractor Raytheon, Bryant and Knudson spent those two years building such a system. Today, contest organizers will roll a supercomputer into the Paris Hotel that includes the latest version of Raytheon’s creation, and once that happens, Bryant, Knudson, and the rest of the ten-person team, dubbed Deep Red, can’t guide their system or change it in any way. They become bystanders—like the rest of us. They’ll fly into Vegas, take a seat in the ballroom, and see what happens.

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Draymond Green apologizes for accidentally posting his junk on Snapchat

Green, who is getting ready to play in the 2016 Olympic Games, immediately went into damage control, claiming his account had been hacked.

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Uber China will reportedly merge with archrival Didi Chuxing

Huge news for China’s ride-sharing industry, it appears that Didi Chuxing will gobble up rival Uber China in a merger deal that will value the combined entity in China at $35 billion.

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Here’s whats new in the latest Pokémon Go update

The update is reportedly rolling out now, but it’s only gone out to a handful of Android users thus far. I’d imagine that a comparable iOS update is right around the corner, just making its way through Apple’s approval process. Don’t have it yet? Don’t worry: most people don’t.

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The Best Jailbreak Tweaks and Hacks for iOS 9.3.3

These are some of the best jailbreak tweaks and hacks for iOS 9.3.3 that we believe you should try on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. If there’s any other tweak that you think should be added to the list then let us know in the comments section below.

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A Father, A Son, And A Machine

Rosenbaum had done this occasionally over the years, whenever he had hit a major milestone and wanted a moment to relate to his father’s memory more strongly. Now, on the floor of his room, Rosenbaum opened HyperCard and other applications, looking at some of the files they’d created together. As he did so, he engaged in an imagined conversation with his dad. Howard asked how Blend was going, and Rosenbaum told him. His father asked what sort of technology they were using, and Rosenbaum told him. In this back-and-forth, Howard was proud of his son for the traction of his app, for the investment he had secured. He was proud that his son had made good on the spirit of entrepreneurship he himself hadn't had time to act on.

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Microsoft sued over Windows 10 update campaign

Microsoft offered most users of prior Windows versions a free update for the first year after the software’s release (the offer expires Friday), and encouraged users to say yes to the offer with hard-to-dismiss update prompts, some which didn’t feature an obvious “no thanks” option. The company this year placed Windows 10 among the automatic slate of security updates that, for many users, are set to download and begin installing automatically.

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Mini review video: Our quick verdict on the new Moto Z phones

For years, Motorola put out a flagship phone called the X, and for years it won positive reviews, thanks to its customizable design, clean software build and generally good value. This year, there's no X. Instead, we have two new Moto phones, the Z and Z Force. And it makes sense that Motorola chose a different naming scheme, because these are indeed very different devices from what the company has put out in years past. The design is no longer customizable, and with prices reaching $624 for the Z and $720 for the Z Force, they're not exactly what we'd call affordably priced either. Instead of being colorful and cheap, they have a modular design that allows you to snap in optional "Moto Mods" accessories, including a speaker, projector and battery pack. Another risk? Neither phone has a headphone jack. Oh, and they're exclusive to Verizon.

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Lifehacker Pack for Firefox: Our List of the Essential Extensions

There are lots of ways to fix your YouTube annoyances, some of which we’ve already mentioned, but YouTube High Definition gives you a ton of control above and beyond those tools. This one add-on gives you the ability to choose the resolution all of your videos load at (for example, I have it set to always load videos at their highest available resolution), auto-play them or never play them until you press play, auto-mute them, and more. It extends HD video support to sites like Reddit, Facebook, and Twitter so you don’t have to manually change resolution, lets you tweak the video size to fit your browser, can disable annotations permanently, and more. Best of all, even though some of these features are available as toggles at YouTube proper, when you’re viewing embedded video elsewhere, it’s a tossup whether the video will obey your settings. YouTube High Definition makes sure they do, every time, anywhere on the web.

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Uber to pour $500m into global mapping project - FT.com

Uber is preparing to pour $500m into an ambitious global mapping project as it seeks to wean itself off dependence on Google Maps and pave the way for driverless cars.

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The DNC and relationship drama shined on Instagram this week

SCREW THE SCALE || I figured it was time for a friendly, yet firm reminder.🤗 YOU GUYS. PLEASEEEEEE STOP GETTING HUNG UP ON THE NUMBER ON THE STUPUD SCALE! PLEASE STOP THINKING YOUR WEIGHT EQUALS YOUR PROGRESS AND FOR THE LOVE OF EVERYTHING PLEASE STOP LETTING YOR WEIGHT HAVE ANY AFFECT WHATSOEVER ON YOUR SELF ESTEEM, like I used to. To any of you who are where I once was, please listen to me. I am 5' 7" and weigh 140 lbs. When I first started #bbg I was 8 weeks post partum and 145 lbs. I weighed 130 before getting pregnant, so based on nothing besides my own warped perception, I decided my "goal weight" should be 122 and to fit into my skinniest jeans. Well after a few months of BBG and breastfeeding, I HIT IT and I fit into those size 0 jeans. Well guess what? I HAVE GAINED 18 POUNDS SINCE THEN. EIGHT FREAKING TEEN. Also, I have gone up two pant sizes and as a matter of fact I ripped those skinny jeans wide open just the other week trying to pull them up over my knees.😂 My point?? According to my old self and flawed standards, I would be failing miserably. THANK GOODNESS I finally learned to start measuring my progress by things that matter — strength, ability, endurance, health, and HAPPINESS.

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Android Nougat likely to have manual camera exposure control

Evan Blass (formerly known as EVLeaks) is reporting that Android Nougat will come out next month — without support for the Nexus 5. We don’t know if Google is waiting to release its new Nexus hardware alongside the new Android build, but we’ll be keeping an eye how this develops.

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Urban Airship Reach pushes Android and Apple Pay forward

“Businesses are looking for new lightweight, service-oriented ways to communicate with customers on mobile, and our findings make it clear that mobile wallets will lead the next wave of mobile engagement,” said Brett Caine, CEO and president of Urban Airship. “There is a shift underway in how consumers want to interact with brands. They want relevant, personal and useful content in the appropriate context with as little friction as possible. There are billions of dollars at stake, and the businesses that get their mobile wallet strategy right will gain advantage over those that do not.”

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Delphi tests self-driving car service in Singapore

If you find yourself traveling to the city-state of Singapore this year, you may be able to book a ride in a self-driven Audi using your phone. Singapore has jumped out as an early test ground for getting self-driving cars on public streets, and Delphi announced today that it will provide a fleet of self-driving cars to the Singapore Land Transport Authority along with the software for a mobility-on-demand program. It’s part of Singapore’s initiative to advance autonomous vehicle research, which was launched in 2014. NuTonomy, an offshoot of MIT, has also started testing a self-driving taxi program in Singapore’s business district this year.

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Tools to Optimize Your Social Scheduling When You Need a Break : Social Media Examiner

While posting on weekends and holidays can make sense for your business, the desire to take a well-deserved day off is understandable. Read on for some tips to keep your accounts active on those days.

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All the Best Movies Coming to and Leaving Netflix in August 2016

Summer’s already nearing its end, and Netflix is trying to prevent you from going outside with a new series about the rise of hip-hop and disco, a handful of original movies, and perhaps most importantly, the first and third The Fast and the Furious movies.

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'Pokémon Go' update kills battery-saving mode, footprint tracking

Pokémon Go' s first substantial update adds tweaks for overpowered Pokemon (those consistently at the top of Pokemon gyms: cough, Vaporean , cough), where the critters can be found, and a raft of bug and text fixes. Niantic has decided to drop the footprint tracking system that didn't even work in the debut iteration of the game; you'll have to make do with the vague list of nearby Pokémon. And pray. The update also nixed the battery-saving feature, although this editor and others found that feature often made the app unresponsive. Your mileage may have varied, but regardless, battery-saving mode is no more. So turn that screen brightness down, and definitely bring your portable battery pack on your Pokémon hunts.

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BlackBerry still at it with secure Android handset

Fans of BlackBerry's iconic physical smartphone keyboards will have to rely on other phones in the lineup--DTEK50 is a touchscreen-only device. Those other phones include the Priv, BlackBerry Passport and BlackBerry Classic.  BlackBerry has confirmed that a new Android phone with a physical keyboard will be coming soon, It's worth noting that while it is still for sale, BlackBerry recently informed U.S. carriers that it plans to stop manufacturing the Classic.

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The 51 coolest laptop stickers of all time - TechRepublic

You spend so much time with your laptop that it's no longer just some piece of hardware -- it's an extension of you, and stickers and decals are the ideal way to show it some love and express yourself.

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It's Good Those Pesky Infinity Stones Won't Be in Guardians of the Galaxy 2

We all have a love/hate (mostly hate) relationship with the Infinity Stones, Marvel’s favorite magical McGuffin. So, will they make a cameo in the second Guardians of the Galaxy movie? Director James Gunn addressed it, plain and simple, on Facebook Saturday.

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Preacher: "Call and Response" Review - IGN

There was a ton packed into the finale. We finally got the full story of Carlos and his betrayal, and why we can and should deem Jesse and Tulip notably careless for having a pregnant woman participate in a bank robbery, the reveal that they lost their child helped put Tulip’s desperation for Jesse to help her all season into much better perspective. It's much easier to sympathize with her and understand her persistence, knowing just how personal this was. Also, while Jesse still straight up killed that security guard, it at least colored the situation differently knowing it was because of Carlos everything escalated to that extent. Jesse and Tulip ultimately letting Carlos live but still beating the crap out of him felt in line with an appropriately “baby steps” approach to redemption for these character.

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Pokemon Go Tracking Site Pokevision Shuts Down

As Kotaku reports, similar sites have also been created for Niantic's other big world-driven game, Ingress. However, their existence was apparently a big burden for Niantic's servers, and ultimately made the gameplay experience worse for those just trying to play without external help. It's possible that this is the reason why Niantic is allegedly starting to send out cease-and-desist letters to other third-party Pokemon tracking sites . Niantic could also be trying to preserve the Pokemon Go experience for all—though they certainly haven't made it easy to track Pokemon yourself.

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Watch Apple make more in seconds than you do in a year

Every quarter, we sit in awe as Apple rakes in money hand over fist. Now you sit and weep as you watch how much it makes every second of the day.

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Photo of the Week: Hell Hath No Fury Like a Dirty Thunderstorm

This remarkable image shows a dirty thunderstorm raging within Showa crater on the southeastern side of the 3,665-foot volcano. Such storms occur when immense bubbles of gas pop inside the volcano, causing small but powerful explosions of incandescent rock and ash that fly hundreds of feet per second. All that ash creates friction, which creates static electricity. And that is what causes the lightning encircling the eruption.

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Cleaner, Updated Google Maps Wants to Help You Find Something to Do

Google uses an algorithm to determine which spots feature the highest concentration of restaurants, bars, and shops. High-density areas like New York City, meanwhile, require an additional "human touch" to ensure the map is showing the most active areas. Plus, a new subtle color scheme is meant to help users discern between manmade and natural features, and quickly identify places like hospitals (light pink), schools (light brown), or highways (yellow).

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55 10 Incredibly Stupid Ways That Superheroes and Villains Have Died
56 Kanye West to Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'Give Jay his check for Tidal now'
57 This Star Wars fan theory may tell us who Rey's family really is
58 The 2016 MacBook Pro: what we hear isn't what we'll get
59 Europe's space agency will beam your message to Polaris
60 For Older Women, Election 2016 Isn’t About Hashtags. It’s About History
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63 Warner Bros goes after Google and Reddit in piracy battle
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67 How the porn industry is taking over Virtual Reality
68 Apple Store app may soon suggest purchases via 'For You' tab
69 Etsy shop closes for days after Pokemon Go case goes viral
70 It's official: Game of Thrones will only get eight seasons
71 More Details Leak for Samsung Galaxy Note 7, New Gear VR Version
72 Major Pokemon Go update may change how you play the game
73 The Golden Age Of Open Protocols – AVC
74 New Apple patent suggests future iPhones could have a Digital Crown
75 The Makeshift Homes Where Refugees Await Their Fates
76 Get out of your damn bubble
77 Nintendo shares plummet after investors realize it doesn't actually make Pokémon Go
78 Scythe, the most-hyped board game of 2016, delivers
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80 How to Improve Your Facebook Ads With Customer Reviews : Social Media Examiner
81 Ben Heck's Nintendo PlayStation prototype teardown, part 2
82 7 women speak out on the status of feminism in China
83 Foursquare's Dennis Crowley knows exactly where he's going – but it took a while
84 Time's almost up to get a Windows 10 upgrade for free
85 The Overlooked Social Responsibility Program That's Staring Companies In The Face
86 How the Berlin startup scene is wasting its potential
87 Kanye West Tweets Out Hot Tech Gossip
88 Apple has sold over 1 billion iPhones
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