Chimps and gorillas desperately need an Ebola vaccine too

There is a side to the Ebola crisis that, perhaps understandably, has received little media attention: the threat it poses to our nearest cousins, the great apes of Africa. At this moment in time Ebola is the single greatest threat to the survival of gorillas and chimpanzees.

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Disagree With Your Boss And Live To Tell About It

Create a plan that will meet your boss's objective but avoid the problems that you foresee. Anticipate the resistance your plan might encounter up and down the line in the company. Try to consider everyone's personal motivators as well as the business ones involved. Talk out the plan with a trusted advisor who can spot weaknesses. Don't get so wedded to the plan that you minimize evidence that it might not work. Prepare concise, persuasive answers to questions about the plan that you'll likely be asked.

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How To Silence Your Inner Critic And Get Over Your Perfectionism

While our inner critic can be a motivating force that pushes us to work harder and achieve more, Lombardo says the problem with the inner critic is that it’s a negative voice that is connected to fear. Rather than being motivated by fear—that you’re not good enough, that you’re going to fail, or that you’re going to be judged by others—Lombardo argues we can find even greater success by changing our motivation to something more positive, such as passion. "When you have a more positive motivating force to help you excel, you don’t need the inner critic," says Lombardo.

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The Silicon Valley lab is officially a defensive strategy

“Is Ford cool?” asked a curt tech reporter during the auto company’s grand opening of its new computing-focused Silicon Valley center in Palo Alto, California on Thursday. The reporter likely meant: Will Ford be able to attract the best Valley talent when it’s competing with the hottest companies and startups from Twitter to Uber to Tesla to staff its new center with up to 125 employees by year’s end?

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Report: Apple sold more iPhones in China than in the US for the first time

Apple will be reporting its fourth quarter financial results tomorrow, and many analysts expect the company to announce that for the first time it sold more iPhones in China than it did in its home market, the United States.

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Julio Ojeda-Zapata on Twitter

From my tech blog: Two new world-gone-to-hell television shows have my undivided attention: http://bitly.com/fmC32U  pic.twitter.com/1rMIM8l9Ed

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Ring ring, it's your watch calling - CNET

On paper, it doesn't make sense for smartwatches to have their own independent connection. But AT&T is working to make sure it's in the mix when it comes to wearables.

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​Google leaves most Android users exposed to hackers - CNET

An executive confirms Google has no plans to fix a security hole in the default browser for older versions of Android, which are relied on by around 60 percent of all Android users.

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The Case For Staying In Your Comfort Zone

At that gig, my strengths were mainly rolling napkins with silverware—definitely not in balancing four hot plates of food along my arms to well-dressed couples on anniversary dates. In hindsight—and in the eyes my guests, coworkers, and managers—I should have stayed within my "comfort zone" and out of the bistro restaurant business.

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Samsung will be main chip maker for next iPhone

While they may be bitter rivals, Apple can’t help but rely on Samsung for its iPhone parts. Sources say the South Korean company will continue to be the main chip supplier for Apple’s next iPhone, which is likely to make its debut this fall.

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PAX South 2015: Homeworld Remastered Collection Gets a Price and Release Date - IGN

For $34.99, you get both versions of both games, and access to the Homeworld Remastered multiplayer beta on Steam, which will begin on the game's launch day, February 25. We got a chance to play Homeworld Remastered at PAX South, so look for our first impressions shortly.

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TC GameCast Episode 4: Bargains, Free-To-Play, and Trends in AAA

We discuss Batman: Arkham Origins and Deadpool and our perception of them as their prices have fallen. We debate the state of iOS gaming, and look at what 2013 and 2014 meant for big-budget console games.

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Long-Distance Business Trip? Try This Weird Sleep Hack

At 4 p.m. Dubai time, Corrin would have another "night's" sleep—again, two hours’ worth. He’d rise again at 6 p.m., do another workout; another breakfast of almonds, water, and coffee; another shower; another set of clothes. Through the Dubai evening, he could do the informal networking, dining, and socializing expected of a traveling businessman—while also keeping a close eye on his email (since the home office was now teeming with activity). "I’m sitting at the dinner table, or transporting between events, or going to cocktails, and I’m basically working through all that." He’d get back to the hotel, and by 2 a.m. he’d be asleep again for another two-hour stretch.

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The Recommender: Aaron Miller Is A Book Glutton And Goat Gamer

1. Electric Literature. The blog of this Brooklyn indie publisher is a great place to pick up reading ideas or catch up on the local scene. They're wired into all that is indie BK literary culture. 2.The wonderful game Goat Simulator, on the Steam platform. If, instead of skating like Tony Hawk you’d prefer being a destructive, daredevil goat, this is the game for you. The best simulation of being a goat that I’ve ever encountered.

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Dell Venue 8 7000 vs. Nexus 9: Which Android tablet is right for you?

The Venue 8 7000 has a 16:10 aspect ratio while the Nexus 9 has a more unusual (for an Android tablet) 4:3 aspect ratio. Some people prefer 4:3, as it gives you a wider surface area that's a bit better suited to Web browsing and document viewing, especially in the horizontal orientation. On the other hand, 16:10 is better suited to video watching, as videos take up the entire screen (in horizontal orientation) instead of sitting in the center of the display with giant black bars on either side as they do on 4:3 devices. Either way, you win some, you lose some.

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As Ad Business Shifts to Machines, AOL Restructures Its Sales Staff in a Major Reorg

At AOL, that will mean the collapsing of several sales teams into one, moving specialized ad people (servicing flagship content properties like the Huffington Post and TechCrunch) into a central organization led by Bob Lord. He is currently is CEO of its Platforms unit, in charge of ad tech products like Advertising.com. Reporting to Lord will be Jim Norton, who is now global head of media sales, and Don Kennedy, who is president of AOL advertiser platforms.

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These phones made the first official transcontinental call 100 years ago

Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of what is often called the first transcontinental phone call, made by iconic communications inventor Alexander Graham Bell, in New York, to his assistant Thomas Watson, all the way out in San Francisco. The phone call also included President Woodrow Wilson, who was in the White House, and AT&T president Theodore Vail in Georgia.

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This is big: Cablevision launches Wi-Fi-only mobile phone service

This is intriguing, and I’ve been waiting for this for quite some time, but it’s a bit half-baked. Great for people who are always in a WiFi zone, but bad for most people that bounce in/out of WiFi – you won’t have a reliable telephone service in that case. A nice thing is that you will be able to use on your own home-based WiFi network. Not good that you have to use their device. Anyone hear if you can keep your existing Cell Tele #, or do you have to switch to a CV tele #?

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Windows Phone 10 tries to become the smaller side of Windows 10

Nadella began by rephrasing his question: “The thing that you talked about was, how do you create the broadest opportunity for developers, so that they target our platform? And that’s core to what we saw today with Windows 10. The fact that on desktop, where we have a lot of [market] share today and a lot of usage—you can find these applications, because we’ve basically integrated the discovery and usage of these apps—means that developers can write universal applications, and get to more people across the entire Windows family, from the phone to the desktop. That’s the opportunity that we are creating.”

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IT shops grapple with new healthcare codes for hurled turtles, fiery water skis

There are about 186,000 medical coders in the U.S. who work in hospital administrative offices and transcribe doctors' notes into ICD codes. Those codes are used by insurance companies to determine how much to pay hospitals and doctors in physicians' practices for the treatment they've provided. Miss a code or type an incorrect code, and the hospital or private physician could lose money.

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Road Rave: Meet the new transmission tech quite literally driving your car forward

Manual transmissions require the driver to get the most out of the transmission, rather than a pre-programmed shift pattern controlled by an ECU. These days, that is a tough ask, as computers can typically do much better. This is why modern automatics tend to have better EPA fuel economy ratings as well as 0-to-60 times than their manual counterparts. That being said, most manual drivers — including myself — will smugly tell you that they are having way more fun.

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Whatever happened to the future?

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You can't look away from this Ed Sheeran chin puppet named Ed Sheerchin

In the video, above, YouTuber Shaun Solomon (a.k.a. Devil Devine) parodies Ed Sheeran's song "Thinking Out Loud" using a chin puppet alter ego he aptly named "Ed Sheerchin." Solomon's chin puppetry is so impressive that it's impossible to look away.

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6 Biggest Business Security Risks and How You Can Fight Back

So, what can companies do to better protect themselves and their customers’, sensitive data from security threats? CIO.com queried dozens of security and IT experts to find out. Following are the six most likely sources, or causes, of security breaches and what businesses can, and should, do to protect against them.

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First-person puzzler Magnetic: Cage Closed is like Portal, cubed

Guru Games isn't afraid of having their recently-announced game, Magnetic: Cage Closed compared to Portal . In fact, that's where it started: a school project designed as an homage to both Valve's famous, meme-producing first-person puzzler and lesser-known horror/suspense film, Cube. Magnetic takes place in an alternate history version of the 1960s, where inmates sentenced to death can be sold for scientific testing. Such is your fate, as you are a prisoner charged with testing the D27 Magnetic Propulsion Device – or, in simpler terms, a magnet gun. Magnetic: Cage Closed (PAX South) Completing Facilty 7's tests begin simply: use the magnet gun to pull a block over to a switch that opens a door. Easy, right? Later on, you'll be challenged with managing multiple blocks while you dodge fire, electric shock and other deadly traps. Less easy, especially given the current physics system. During my playtime with a PAX South demo, I found myself both enamored with and frustrated by Magnetic 's physics. The magnetic pull of the gun does not make items susceptible to magnetism any lighter, and they often roll and tumble on their way to you rather than sliding in a straight line.

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Facebook thinks it's charged the global economy, but analysts are skeptical

"Well, they certainly have added to the economy and one could look at them as the company that kicked off the social media economy," he said. "But there's no evidence that any revenue that has flowed through Facebook wouldn't have happened without them. For example, they point to all the games that have been created for Facebook. But without Facebook, those games would likely have been created for another platform."

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Nostradamus Enigmas - Assassin's Creed Unity Wiki Guide - IGN

The solution to this riddle is a tower near where the La Bièvre meet the Seine, on the same side of the river as the other solutions. It is in Saint Jacques, but right at the border of Saint-Marcel. There's only one "tower" in that area, but the riddle is a bit misleading - the solution is not at the bottom of it down on the riverbank, but actually at the street level above.

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JAMF's Bushel thinks small for Apple device management

Aaron Hormann used to set up his company's employee iPhones and iPads one by one -- a laborious and time-squandering process.

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Apple will soon confirm record iPhone 6 sales

451 Research today published its latest findings, which suggest more than half of Americans planning to buy a smartphone in the next 90 days will get an iPhone. Not only that, but people are around three times more likely to get an iPhone than a Samsung Galaxy device, the figures confirm.

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Why Google won't fix a security bug in almost a billion Android phones

A day after Google publicized a flaw in Windows 8.1 before Microsoft could do anything about it, news broke about a security vulnerability in Android that the Mountain View company, well, won't fix at all. Rafay Baloch, an independent researcher, and Joe Vennix, an engineer at Rapid7 (a security and data analytics firm) found a serious bug in the WebView component of Android 4.3 and below. It's an older bit of software that lets apps view webpages without launching a separate app, and the bug in question potentially opens up affected phones to malicious hackers. Android 4.4 and 5.0 are unaffected by the bug, but as 60 percent of Android users -- that's close to a billion people -- still use Android 4.3 or lower, it still affects a lot of people. Unfortunately, as Tod Beardsley, a Rapid7 analyst, found out, there's no easy way for Google to fix it.

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Digital Distribution Is Changing Who’s Going To See Indie Films

Combine a culture that increasingly encourages self-expression; an economy that generates considerable surplus capital with low interest rates; Moore’s Law-like improvements in performance-per-dollar in production technology; proliferating on demand distribution outlets for digital media; and persistent underemployment for liberal arts graduates; and what do you get? More films being made.

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Bill Nye the Science Guy: Bill Belichick's Deflate-gate explanation made no sense

So we simulated a game-day situation in terms of the preparation of the footballs and where the balls [were] at various [points] in the day or night, as the case was Sunday. I would say that our preparation process for the footballs is what we do — I can’t speak for anybody else, it’s what we do — and that [preparation] process we have found raises the PSI [pounds per square inch] approximately one pound [per square inch]. That process of creating a tackiness, a texture, the right feel, whatever that feel is, a sensation for the quarterback — that process elevates the PSI approximately one pound [per square inch] based on what our study showed, which was multiple footballs, multiple examples in the process as we would do for a game. It’s not one football.

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Standalone HBO Could Inspire Millions To Ditch Cable, Survey Says

HBO, which declined to comment on the Parks Associates survey, has to find a tricky balance with its new service. The network makes a lot of money from people paying their cable company extra for HBO's content. In 2013, it pulled in $1.68 billion in profit on $4.9 billion in revenue globally. The network also depends on the Comcasts and Time Warner Cables to market its channels to customers.

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Walmart goes after Chromecast with $25 Vudu Spark

Walmart thinks it can out-price the Google Chromecast, Roku Streaming Stick, and Amazon Fire TV Stick. The mega retailer has quietly put out its very own streaming device, called the Vudu Spark, and it costs just a meagre $24.95, a Walmart representative  tells Gigaom . And there's a currently a promotion that will effectively make the device free — Walmart will give you $25 in movie credits over five months when you purchase the streaming stick. The device first leaked from the FCC in November.

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Uzo Aduba delivers tearful tribute to 'OITNB' cast in SAG Awards speech

Orange Is the New Black star Uzo Aduba delivered a tearful acceptance speech directed toward her co-stars at the Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday night. Aduba took home the Female Actor in a Comedy Series award for her role as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren on the Netflix series.

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Mashable on Twitter

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Someone in Japan just bought a 20th Anniversary PS4 for nearly $130,000

Well, Sony decided to find out by holding a bidding war on Yahoo Auctions in Japan, and when all was said and done one lucky user had secured themselves the console for ¥15,135,000 — that's about $129,000. "We appreciate all who participated in the auction and are surprised at the highest bid price, which was higher than our expectations," a Sony representative told The Wall Street Journal . The money will be donated to Save The Children Japan.

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Microsoft's HoloLens explained: How it works and why it's different - CNET

Has Microsoft suddenly pushed us into the age of "Star Trek" and "Minority Report"? For those confused about what's actually going on with the company's new head-mounted gadget, here's the rundown.

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Seagate Seven Portable Drive review - CNET

There's a catch, though. The drive has only 500GB of storage space and carries a price tag of $100. (Pricing for the UK and Australia is not yet available, but the US tab converts to around £65 and AU$125.) That's very expensive considering you can now buy a 2TB portable drive for the same price.

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The 'Game of Thrones' cast looked smokin' at the SAG Awards

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Why data science matters and how technology makes it possible

“A lot of people seem to think that data science is just a process of adding up a bunch of data and looking at the results, but that’s actually not at all what the process is. To do this well, you’re really trying to understand something nuanced about the real world, you have some incredibly messy data at hand that might be able to inform you about something, and you’re trying to use mathematics to build a model that connects the two. But that understanding of what the data is really telling you is something that is still a purely human capability.”

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This concept turns old phone parts into a supercomputer

One of the selling points for modular smartphones like Project Ara or the Puzzlephone is that they reduce waste. But little has been said about how discarded modules could be put to use. Finland's Circular Devices, the company developing the Puzzlephone, has now revealed its answer to that question: it's called the Puzzlecluster, and it's a scalable supercomputer.

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The Verge on Twitter

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SkyMall might be going to the big mall in the sky

"With the increased use of electronic devices on planes, fewer people browsed the SkyMall inflight catalog. The substantial increase in the number of air carriers which provide internet access, and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s recent decision to allow the use of electronic devices during take-off and landing, resulted in additional competition from e-commerce retailers and additional competition for the attention of passengers, all of which further negatively impacted SkyMall’s catalog sales," the company wrote in the filing.

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New Technologies Shake Up Old Money | MIT Technology Review

One way to look at these new technologies is through their relationship with the long-established payment services. Some technologies, including the mobile wallets Apple Pay and LoopPay, run on top of the existing payment networks owned and operated by banks and credit card companies. The new technologies are designed to make those established systems faster, more convenient, or more secure, and to convert transactions now being done in cash. A different group of technologies would replace the established systems with new ones, fundamentally challenging the vast industry that executes, guarantees, and tracks payments. Among them: Venmo, a person-to-person payment app and social network that processes $3 billion of payments a year, and Dwolla, an upstart in Iowa looking to cut the payment-processing revenue enjoyed by Visa and other networks.

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Google, Cablevision Challenge Wireless Industry’s Business Model

Google Inc. and Cablevision Systems Corp. are preparing new cellphone services that would turn the wireless industry’s business model on its head, increasing pressure on companies already dealing with an intensifying price war.

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AT&T to buy NII Holdings' wireless business in Mexico

The Nextel Mexico transaction is subject to a bankruptcy auction and approvals by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, AT&T said in a statement. AT&T's offer is viewed as the "stalking horse" bid, but any other player that tries to buy the asset would have to cover AT&T's breakup fee, according to a source familiar with the matter.

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Turkish court orders Facebook to block pages insulting Mohammad: media

ANKARA (Reuters) - A Turkish court has ordered Facebook to block a number of pages deemed insulting to the Prophet Mohammad, threatening to stop access to the whole social networking site if it does not comply, state broadcaster TRT reported.

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Reg Saddler on Twitter

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Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck turns the myth into the man

I still remember the exact moment I learned Kurt Cobain had killed himself. A friend stood in the doorway of my college dorm room, face slack, and said two words: "Kurt died." And over the ensuing days and months the machinery of pop culture churned, desperately trying to put his death into some sort of relatable context.

51 Check-in, Knock-out: More fun than jumping on hotel beds
52 Amazon continues to reach into your server room
53 Apple to reportedly start shipping Apple Watch and 12-inch MacBook Air in March
54 The CMO - Not The CIO – Should Lead Digital Transformation
55 Atlanta airport partially closed after 'credible' bomb threats
56 A supercut of stares in Darren Aronofsky movies
57 A16Z Leads $58M Round In UK’s TransferWise To Ramp Up Its P2P Transfer Business
58 Malaysia Airlines Website Hacked by Group Calling Itself ‘Cyber Caliphate’
59 Andreessen Horowitz Backs London Currency Startup Transferwise
60 ​Google leaves most Android users exposed to hackers - CNET
61 Video: Inside the World of Longsword Fighting
62 Someone stole naked pictures of me. This is what I did about it – video
63 5 ways to listen better
64 Project HoloLens: Our Exclusive Hands-On With Microsoft's Holographic Goggles | WIRED
65 11 DIY ways to camp indoors when the weather outside is frightful
66 DirectX 12 just sneaked into Windows 10, but you can't use it yet
67 Cameron: Hoax call 'did no harm'
68 Reg Saddler on Twitter
69 Windows 10: The 10 coolest features you should check out first
70 Fractals and the art of roughness
71 10 Ways to Make Your Life Easier in Winter
72 Drawing Of Middle-Earth On Coffee Cup Is One That Even Gollum Would Think Is Preeecccioouuss
73 The forecast calls for…
74 ‘Poor people don’t plan long-term. We’ll just get our hearts broken’
75 Where is home?
76 Microsoft Cortana on the PC: She's not fully alert in Build 9926 of Windows 10
77 Apocalyptic horse toys: My Little Pony from hell - CNET
78 Desolenator creates clean water from salt water using sunlight
79 Skype Translator Review: Impressive, but Far from Human | MIT Technology Review
80 10 Image Editing Tools To Make Photos Fit for Social Sharing
81 Stunning, psychedelic images where art and science collide
82 Artist creates a beautiful portrait of Mark Zuckerberg with poop
83 NFL's first Super Bowl app is only for those in the stadium on game day
84 A life lesson from a volunteer firefighter
85 Join us for an exclusive live chat with Google Lunar XPrize teams! - CNET
86 5 podcasts that make history fun
87 This Entrepreneur Quit His Day Job To Make A Little Rubber Thing For Your Headphones
88 China blocks virtual network use
89 Pay T-Mobile $5 per month to get deep discounts on smartphones
90 Harman Buys Symphony Teleca For At Least $780M And Red Bend For $170M
91 Cross-dressers break the mold of traditional Pakistan
92 WhatsApp Comes To The Desktop
93 dotnet/orleans
94 The Civil Rights Legend Who's Inspiring a New Generation With Comic Books | WIRED
95 40 video games we can't wait to see in 2015
96 Microsoft’s New Holographic Nerd Helmet Is Awesome
97 Uber Study Shows Its Drivers Make More Per Hour And Work Fewer Hours Than Taxi Drivers
98 Sling TV review - CNET
99 This Is The Ultimate Routine For A Perfect Work Day
100 Everything you thought ... was wrong