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Strike Near UN School in Gaza Kills 10, Israeli Soldier Thought Captured Is Declared Dead

Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra said at least 10 people were killed and 35 wounded after the strike near a boys' school in the town of Rafah. Robert Turner, director of operations for the U.N. Palestinian refugee agency in Gaza, said preliminary findings indicated the blast was due to an Israeli airstrike near the school, which had been providing shelter for some 3,000 people. He said at least one U.N. staffer appeared to be dead.

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8 Lollapalooza Artists Who Aren't Headliners That You Need to Hear

Lead singer Hannah Reid's haunting vocals are enough to create a star, but thankfully London Grammar has the entire package. A perfect mix of expertly-timed guitar work and incredible beats, the band has made a name for itself by creating an entirely original style of music we didn't know we were missing. After guesting on Disclosure's hit "Help Me Lose My Mind," the band went on to find success in the UK, racking up several top 40 hits. While it's hard to decide if their music is best suited for a club or a lounge, its beauty is undeniable.

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'Wall-E' animator's adorable Lego robot could collect big - CNET

Angus MacLane, the lead animator for Pixar's "Wall-E" movie, started his Lego Wall-E build in 2005, around the same time the computer model was being created. MacLane finished his work in 2008, and thanks to the Lego Ideas program where anyone can submit new ideas for Lego kits to be considered by the company, he submitted his project for consideration in 2013.

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Don't regret regret

We're taught to try to live life without regret. But why? Using her own tattoo as an example, Kathryn Schulz makes a powerful and moving case for embracing our regrets.

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Mysterious Lake Appears In Middle Of Desert

Locals were astounded when a lake appeared recently in a drought-stricken area. They've since named the miraculous sight " Gafsa Beach " for its location within a region of the same name in southern Tunisia.

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Startup Schools: America's Most Entrepreneurial Universities

For the second time, Stanford University out-muscled its East Coast rivals to top the FORBES 2014 most entrepreneurial universities list. Silicon Valley’s reach has extended across California, as the state’s schools took over half of this year’s top ten spots.

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The chemistry of cookies - Stephanie Warren

You stick cookie dough into an oven, and magically, you get a plate of warm, gooey cookies. Except it’s not magic; it’s science. Stephanie Warren explains via basic chemistry principles how the dough spreads out, at what temperature we can kill salmonella, and why that intoxicating smell wafting from your oven indicates that the cookies are ready for eating.

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The hidden power of smiling

Ron Gutman reviews a raft of studies about smiling, and reveals some surprising results. Did you know your smile can be a predictor of how long you'll live — and that a simple smile has a measurable effect on your overall well-being? Prepare to flex a few facial muscles as you learn more about this evolutionarily contagious behavior.

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'Firefly' cast to reunite for online game - CNET

"Firefly" gained cult status after airing for just one season in 2002 before being cancelled by the powers-that-be at the Fox network. Fans soon gravitated to the show despite, or perhaps because of, its short life. Created by Avengers director Whedon, the series combined elements of the science-fiction and western genres and offered a unique cast of characters who often were at odds with each other but survived on the lone spaceship as a family.

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Simply Happy

In this hour, finding happiness may be simpler than you think.

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How Food Companies Trick You Into Thinking You’re Buying Something Healthy

“When people stop to think about it, there’s nothing healthy about Antioxidant Cherry 7-Up — it’s mostly filled with high fructose syrup or sugar. But its name is giving you this clue that there is some sort of health benefit to something that is not healthy at all,” Northup, who is an assistant communications professor at the University of Houston and the co-director of the University’s Gulf Coast Food Project, noted in a news release .

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Take a look at HP's luxury smartwatch

Bastian says the design cues came from luxury automobiles, namely interior features like the dashboard and trim. Meanwhile, HP will add the watch's smart features, which will include notifications like email, text and calls, along with user controls for music and other apps. HP will also supply the software, meaning the watch may be platform-agnostic and not tied to Android Wear, for instance. It'll reportedly arrive this fall, but there are no other details like the type of display, memory or pricing -- but we imagine it will be in the "if you have to ask" category.

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Going The Distance With A Smart Shoe Made In India | TechCrunch

At this point you’re probably thinking this is some sort of high tech for runners, but the Lechal has much wider applications than that. The insert fits inside pretty much any shoe in your closet. Want to listen to tunes while driving instead of Siri navigation? The Lechal could vibrate to let you know when to turn instead. It can be used for hands-free biking, hiking, walking, tourists not wanting to look down at a map every five seconds as well.

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Eventbrite’s Power Duo Julia And Kevin Hartz Will Speak At Disrupt SF | TechCrunch

Before Eventbrite, Julia Hartz worked in television as a manager of current series at FX Networks and the coordinator of series development for MTV. In 2013, she was a finalist for TechCrunch’s “Founder of the Year” award, and was listed in Fortune’s list of Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs. Julia currently serves as the president of Eventbrite, and handles in-house strategy and growth, as well as building and evolving Eventbrite’s 300 “Britelings.”

15
Man vs. Food

At 38, with a family history of heart disease and a personal history of late-night pizza and uneven energy levels, I needed a better way. I wanted a strategy that would generate healthier eating habits without mandating strict adherence to an austere, dogmatic program. But where to start? The diet industry focused almost exclusively on overweight people for whom brisk hikes would be an improvement; there were few options for a trim, year-round athlete.

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Apple officially brings Beats into the fold

A smidge over two months after Apple announced its plan to nab Dr. Dre's headphone and music streaming interests, the folks in Cupertino have officially welcomed Beats to the family. The US government didn't seem to take issue with the purchase, giving the final stamp of approval. Both sides have also posted statements on their respective sites celebrating the union that's now a done deal. The $3 billion dollar purchase of the Beats brand brings not only popular audio devices and a personalized streaming service into Apple's fold, but also the talents of CEO Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre and music head Ian Rogers to the table for future projects. In the meantime, if you're looking to purchase from Beats, it has moved sales to the new owner's online store .

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THE FUTURE OF PAYMENTS: 2014 [SLIDE DECK]

In this presentation, we highlight the most important trends fueling the changes: the rise of  payment apps, mobile registers, e-commerce, and the decline of cash and checks. We also show where the payments industry is headed.  Many of the slides are based on charts exclusive to BI Intelligence. 

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Google Docs, Sheets And Slides Get New Home Screens With A Taste Of Material Design | TechCrunch

Google has rolled out a new look for its Docs , Sheets and Slides productivity web app suite, with new homepages for each that present your content in a visual grid and that introduce just a hint of Material Design into the look and feel of the apps, with bold edge-to-edge fields of color and some basic animations.

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7 Ways to Tell if Your Landlord Will Screw You Over

There are few things that can ruin your new place as much as not realizing you have a terrible landlord before it's too late. Even if you snag the apartment of your dreams, a nightmarish relationship with the person overseeing it can have you longing for your old digs and wishing you never left.

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OperationSAFE is on JustCoz!

“Just as wounded, children with emotional trauma also need to receive care. @operationsafe http://bit.ly/childtraumafieldmanual ”

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The TheTechNewsBlog Daily, by TheTechNewsBlog: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.

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How parental-control apps can help grown-ups unplug on vacation

For a real tech timeout, I did what any screen-addicted overgrown child ought to do: Turn to the plethora of parental-control apps. A $2 iOS app called Parental TimeLock worked like a charm, accurately clocking my tablet or phone use, and displaying my remaining minutes right on the app icon. For Android, Trustlook's free Screen Time Control similarly displays the remaining time right in the notification tray. It even tracks which apps you spend your time in.

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This Little Box Turns Your Existing iPhone Charger Into A Portable Battery | TechCrunch

Dubbed the battery upgrade for your Apple charger, NomadPlus is an innovative 2-in-1 charging solution that is ideal for travel. It adds a 1500mAh battery to any Apple USB wall plug - and can charge any smartphone or other USB powered devices. NomadPlus packs enough power to charge your phone 70% after you unplug it from the wall. While NomadPlus takes advantage of the Apple wall charger's superb …

24
LOOK: These Blue Sea Creatures Recently Washed Ashore In California

The jellyfish-like invertebrate may be a common sighting for sailors in the Pacific Ocean, but the Velella velella (the species shares the same name as the genus) rarely washes ashore before the end of its lifespan. So when thousands of the tiny blue sea creatures recently turned up , en masse, on beaches in central California, many were surprised to see such a large amount of the beached marine life.

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11 Video Games From The 1980s That Are Better Than Games Today

We combed through the best video games of the '80s, and discovered that those old games still have a ton of life left in them.

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The Return Of The Desktop Productivity App | TechCrunch

For many users, the desktop productivity app probably never fully went away. Anyone who uses Microsoft Exchange for email or calendaring, or Microsoft Word as their word processor, can tell you that those applications remain omnipresent in a number of organizations.

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Personal Privacy Is Only One of the Costs of NSA Surveillance | Threat Level | WIRED

There is no doubt the integrity of our communications and the privacy of our online activities have been the biggest casualty of the NSA’s unfettered surveillance of our digital lives. But the ongoing revelations of government eavesdropping have had a profound impact on the economy, the security of the internet and the credibility of the U.S. government’s leadership when it comes to online governance.

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Apple decal sellers saw a tremendous spike in sales following 'Stickers' ad

Your worst fear, confirmed: Engadget 's staff laptop of choice is the MacBook Air . Other than the massive checks we each personally receive from Apple ( har har ), it's our go-to laptop because it's light, fast, and great for the kind of work we do. It doesn't hurt that it looks sweet with stickers as well, of course. And after Apple highlighted users' proclivity for decking out their MBAs in a recent video (seen below), the world of laptop decal sellers was suddenly cast in the spotlight. That spotlight resulted in a lot of new buyers, according to a report on MacStories . Quite a few more, actually. One of the vendors MacStories spoke with saw orders increase by 400 percent since the ad aired, and page views jumped from a typical 500 per day all the way up to a peak of some 4,500 last week. If you dug any of those stickers, well, our sister site TUAW searched out links for where to buy those 74 decals. And while a majority of those depicted are easily found online, for those that aren't, the site scoured Etsy and other places for suitable stand-ins. Now for the hard part: picking out the perfect decal .

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http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22329794.000-nerve-implant-retrains-your-brain-to-stop-tinnitus.html#.U93YF2RdX40

The new device, developed by MicroTransponder in Dallas, Texas, works in an entirely different way. The Serenity System uses a transmitter connected to the vagus nerve in the neck – the vagus nerve connects the brain to many of the body's organs.

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Job Hunting? 200+ Openings at Udemy, Refinery29 and More

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 DIY Supplies That Will Actually Make You Excited for School

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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Hypercolour ice cream changes hue as you lick - CNET

The ice-cream -- fruit salad-flavoured and a pale blue in colour -- is sprayed with what Linares calls the Elixir of Love, an all-natural and fully edible spray, the contents of which he is unwilling to divulge at this point, as it is still patent pending. He did, however, reveal that several factors affect the change: temperature, oxidation and the acidity of the tongue.

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Google is stealing away Microsoft’s future corporate customers

Microsoft has long dominated the corporate-software market, and its new CEO Satya Nadella has set his sights on owning all things related to productivity  and the cloud. But Google—fueled by its search-advertising business and consumer popularity —has been coming on strong for years with lower-priced, cloud-based services such as email and calendars, productivity apps, video hangouts, and storage. And among certain types of customers, it is succeeding.

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15 Homemade Facials to Keep Your Summer Glow

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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Fleet Unveils An App For Late Night Rides Between Silicon Valley And San Francisco | TechCrunch

They’re offering group rides between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m when trains are scarce or when the system is closed. They have shuttles stopping about a half-dozen Caltrain stations in San Francisco, Millbrae, San Mateo, Redwood City, Palo Alto, Mountain View and San Jose. Each car or shuttle seats between five and 15 people and the cost ranges from $6 to $18, which is much cheaper than an Uber or Lyft.

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Can Google Build A Typeface To Support Every Written Language?

Discussions about race, ethnicity and culture tend to get dicey quickly, so we hold our commenters on Code Switch to an especially high bar. We may delete comments we think might derail the conversation. If you're new to Code Switch, please read over our FAQ and NPR's Community Guidelines before commenting. We try to notify commenters individually when we remove their comments, but given that we receive a high volume of comments, we may not always be able to get in touch. If we've removed a comment you felt was a thoughtful and valuable addition to the conversation, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us by emailing codeswitch@npr.org.

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The death of privacy

And yet what neither the press nor the lawyers recognise when they treat privacy as they would secrecy – as something that can be revealed, possessed, passed on – is that the truly private has a habit of staying that way. Cohen argues that the private self is by definition unknowable, what George Eliot calls "the unmapped country within us". In an email conversation, Cohen gives me a condensation of this thesis: "When we seek to intrude on the other's privacy, whether with a telephoto lens, a hacking device or our own two eyes, we're gripped by the fantasy of seeing their most concealed, invisible self. But the frustration and disappointment is that we only ever get a photograph of the other, an image of their visible self – a mere shadow of the true substance we really wanted to see. The most private self is like the photographic negative that's erased when exposed to the light."

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GameStop Reportedly Introducing New Credit Card - IGN

The site says the interest rate for the credit card will be 26.99 percent - about double the current market average of 13 percent. The card will be closely tied with the company’s PowerUp Rewards program, and will reward customers with 5,000 points for basic members and 15,000 for Pro members.

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9 Things to Know About Reviving the Recently Dead | Science | WIRED

In 1986, a two-and-a-half year-old girl named Michelle Funk fell into a stream and drowned. By the time paramedics found her, she hadn’t been breathing for more than an hour. Her heart was stopped. In other words, she was dead. Somewhat inexplicably, the paramedics continued to work on her, and so did doctors in the emergency room. Then, three hours after she died, Michelle Funk took a breath and her heart fluttered back into action.

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The 'Boring' Trait Google Looks For In Its Leaders

The most important character trait of a leader is one that you’re more likely to associate with a dull person than a dynamic leader: predictability. The more predictable you are, day after day, the better.

41 Why Self Promotion Isn’t Always a Bad Marketing Approach

Daniel Im so glad you wrote this post! As an artist and designer, since my brand is my work, its always a fine line between educating the consumer or bothering our followers. In our Pillow Talk quarterly newsletter Ive always believed in supporting and promoting other artists/designers and their events ( and ours). I write a note to our supporters catching them up on whats happening at our studio and sharen lots of photos. But newsletter got too large and I wanted to broaden our audience thru social media. So when I started to blog and make switch, it was a challenge and learning curve. Actually I could write a whole post about this!! Long story short, I do a mix of both. I self promote so more people know about our brand but I also make sure I blog about other things important to me. Still getting my groove on as a blogger but it is getting a little easier. Where I worry about self promoting is on Facebook. But I agree, theres a difference between blatant self promotion and educating your readers about your brand. Thanks for initiating convo on this important subject!

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Google's 64-bit Chrome browser for Windows is available in beta

If you've wanted to try the 64-bit version of Chrome for Windows 7 and 8 but have been skittish about the flakiness of very early builds, your moment has come -- Google has released a beta of its beefed-up browser. As with the Canary and developer editions, this more reliable software makes full use of modern computing power to both speed up web page rendering and tighten security. The code still isn't complete, so don't be surprised if there are a few hiccups. However, a beta means that a truly stable 64-bit browser is likely just weeks away. Even if you're not willing to throw caution to the wind, it won't be long before you can give Chrome's big upgrade a spin.

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The perks of being 'somebody' online

When we ask boyd if anonymous forums like Reddit offer a more even playing field than other social networks, she says, "No site does the work of democracy. It is people who do that through technologies, not technologies in and of themselves." Jen Schradie, a sociologist at UC Berkeley, adds to this, telling us that the poor and working class are much less likely to be online in the first place, so there's already a built-in class disparity. "What we are left with is a digital production gap," she says. "The internet in general, and social media in particular, is dominated by the elite. ... The verified/non-verified divide is just the tip of the iceberg."

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Flappy Bird Returns With New Features - IGN

"Flappy Birds now are on Amazon Fire TV with incredible new features: Person vs Person mode, more obstacles, more fun and still very hard," the application description reads. "Enjoy playing the game at home (not breaking your TV) with your family and friends."

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Women Play a Surprising Role in Mass Shootings

There is reason to believe that portraying gun violence as a women's issue might help successfully overcome the partisan deadlock in Congress. In the first half of 2014, six states passed legislation to help prevent abusers from possessing guns. These bills passed with bipartisan support; even conservative governors Scott Walker (Wis.) and Bobby Jindal (La.) signed them into law.

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Oculus Rift DK2 Gets Torn Apart, Revealing Its Samsung Innards | TechCrunch

According to its spec sheet, the DK2’s display runs at 75 Hz. The Note Display, by default, runs at 60 Hz. So it seems Oculus has overclocked the screen to bump up the refresh rate a bit. That can cause heat issues in something compact like a phone/tablet — but in something with a bit more space like the Rift, it shouldn’t be an issue.

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Humanity's cultural history captured in 5-minute film

In my opinion this is nearly useless because is ignoring complety big and important parts of the world. There doesn't appear constanstinople or bagdag, not to say anything on china or india on times of rome, probably as important as rome culturaly at those times. Even spain seems surprising irrelevant taking in account is one of the countries with more cultural heritage on the world. Is a really slanted view of the cultural development of humanity, from a lot of point of views.

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70 Percent of Internet of Things Devices Are Vulnerable to Hacking, Study Says

Many of the vulnerabilities had to do with a lack of password strength and weak protection software. Eight out of 10 devices failed to require passwords strong enough to be useful, and the same amount put users at risk of having their personal information intercepted via cloud services.

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Killer User Onboarding Starts With A Story

So, long before you begin to weigh your interface options (“should I go with an intro video or a series of tooltips?”), let’s make sure you’re super clear on what your users are trying to get away from, where they want you to take them, and all the twists and turns in the road from one to the other.

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Google Glass enters operating room at Stanford - CNET

Google has partnered with live-streaming firm CrowdOptic to transmit a surgeon-in-training's eye-view from the operating room to instructors in real time via the Internet-connected headset. The idea is that by transmitting their visual point-of-view during operations, medical residents will get better feedback and instruction from the surgeons who are teaching them.

51 The VP of Devil’s Advocacy | TechCrunch
52 This iPhone Case Does Away With The Worst Part Of Selfies
53 MockUPhone
54 Top 10 Anime Villains - IGN
55 WWE 2K15: It’s Time to Play the Game – IGN First - IGN
56 Ebola-Stricken American Doctor Heads to U.S., First-Ever Patient Brought Into the Country
57 Nearly 40 million Twitter users never log in directly to the site or mobile app
58 Should We Be Concerned About American Ebola Patients Coming To Emory Hospital?
59 PLAYLIST: How does my brain work? 9 TED Talks
60 Twitter acquires deep learning startup Madbits
61 Chromecast at Year 1: Why it's more than just an impulse buy (Q&A) - CNET
62 15 Photos of Plains That Are Far From Plain
63 Which countries made most 'right to be forgotten' requests? Google reveals all - CNET
64 More Evidence That Sugar May Be Bad For The Brain
65 Rising Share Prices Could Ignite A New Tech Acquisition Spree | TechCrunch
66 David Lynch’s New Ad for Nail Polish Is as Weird as You’d Expect | Design | WIRED
67 Lessons Learned On App Design For Fast-Growth Markets | TechCrunch
68 The Job Guide for the Anti-9-to-5er
69 There are many paths to a smart home. And that's the problem.
70 How to Ask for Help (and Not Feel Bad About It)
71 The PlayStation Now Open Beta Begins Tomorrow in North America - IGN
72 Zotac ZBox EN760 Mini PC Review -- Tiny Footprint, Powerful Gaming Performance
73 Watch America transform from making things to taking care of people
74 The problem with OKCupid is the problem with the social web
75 Why Management Is Out of Control: Employee 2.0
76 The Chicken You're Eating Is a Modern-Day T. Rex
77 Why @Evleaks is Giving Up Reporting Phone Scoops
78 Look like Marge Simpson with new MAC Cosmetics line - CNET
79 Alibaba invests $120 million in mobile gaming company Kabam
80 Cash-Strapped? 10 PR Strategies to Improve Your ROI
81 Pinterest Acquires Icebergs, The Pinterest For Creatives | TechCrunch
82 Types of Programmers
83 No One’s Going to Stop Using Phones in the Car. Here’s How We Make That Safer | Design | WIRED
84 Unlocking Your Cell Phone In The U.S. Is Officially Legal Again | TechCrunch
85 Boeing Predicts 'Exponential Increase' in Global Demand for Pilots, Mechanics
86 Why A Stupid App Like Yo May Have Billion-Dollar Platform Potential | TechCrunch
87 StumbleUpon Gets A Redesign In Version 4.0 For Android | TechCrunch
88 2015 Energica Ego Preview - CNET
89 Social Media Strategy: How Much Time Should Planning Take?
90 Microsoft Announces Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, Which Will Greatly Expand Cortana’s Footprint | TechCrunch
91 MakerBot Launches A European Branch | TechCrunch
92 Carriers not charging for data on select apps could lead to a cable TV-like mobile internet
93 CrunchWeek: Andrew Mason’s New App, Diversity In Tech, And Twitter’s Big Quarter | TechCrunch
94 German industry increasingly looking to startups for innovation - Digits - WSJ
95 9 Ways Google Is Changing The World
96 Backtracker by iKubu
97 Tired Of Wasting Water With That Dumb Sprinkler? Meet The Smart Sprinkler Controller
98 The Fasinatng … Frustrating … Fascinating History of Autocorrect | Gadget Lab | WIRED