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Oct/14
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Let’s look at each game console’s line-up of exclusives for holiday 2014

Can you smell that? It’s the aroma of game lovers’ tears everywhere as they realize their bank accounts likely can’t sustain buying every title coming out in the annual deluge of fall video game releases. That’s to say nothing of the amount of time…

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Oct/14
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Google plans to make a component store for its modular phone

Project Ara is surely one of the most exciting things Google is working on right now — at least from the ones we’re aware of. Better yet, given how young it is, chances are it will only keep getting better and more interesting. While speaking at a…

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23
Oct/14
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Now Etsy Has a Card Reader Too

Etsy just released a card reader. It works just like all of the other card readers out there, except it’s orange and only works with Etsy purchases. It is also sort of a brilliant thing for Etsy to do.
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23
Oct/14
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Revamp Your Android Lock Screen With Microsoft’s New App

If you haven’t heard, Microsoft has kicked open the doors to its experimental Garage development hub, and among the projects now available for beta testing is the Next Lock Screen app for Android. Lock screen customization is nothing new, but this effort from Redmond is worth a look for the way it brings information, apps [...]

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22
Oct/14
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Congress won’t pass a law letting the FBI access your encrypted data

Just because FBI director James Comey believes his agency has a right to see your phone’s encrypted data doesn’t mean he’ll get his way. Members of Congress from both major parties, including House Representatives Darrell Issa and Zoe Lofgren as well…

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22
Oct/14
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Samsung’s big Galaxy Tab 4 gets the Barnes & Noble treatment

We weren’t terribly fond of Samsung and Barnes & Noble’s first tablet mashup, but it seems at least a few people were. If you happen to fall into that category, congratulations — that odd couple has something else that might be up your alley. The…

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22
Oct/14
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What If We Visualized Rhythm With Circles Instead of Traditional Bars

Music is inherently orderly (at least, most of it is), but you’d never know it by looking at a page full of notes and notation. However, a new TED video shows how the backbone of any piece of music—rhythm—can be easily visualized using a simple wheel and hand.
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22
Oct/14
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SimCity IRL: Be the Mayor Of Your Own Tiny 3D-Printed Metropolis

Automobile enthusiasts can collect die-cast cars, animal lovers can collect plush toys, but architecture fans can’t really collect towering skyscrapers or sprawling art galleries. And that’s what inspired Steve Fox, an architecture enthusiast himself, to create a collection of tiny noteworthy 3D-printed buildings that can be collected and assembled into a miniature metropolis.
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Oct/14
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Razer’s Nabu smart band nears launch with a trip to the FCC

You’d be forgiven if you don’t remember Razer’s Nabu smart band. The company unveiled the activity tracker at CES in January, only to delay the release to late spring… and then to remain mostly silent as that launch window came and went. At last,…

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21
Oct/14
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Verizon thinks that the prepaid phone market is dead, and that’s okay

If your response to the question “How much money did Verizon make in the last quarter” was “$3.79 billion in net profit,” then congratulations. Big Red can afford to feel quite smug about its performance in the last three months, finding 1.53 million…

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21
Oct/14
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Scientists Produce Rounded Crystals That Could Lead To 3D-Printed Pills

Taking inspiration from the microscopic rounded structures that creatures like starfish naturally grow to improve their limited vision, researchers at the University of Michigan have succeeded in artificially creating smooth facet-less crystals in the lab that have the potential to revolutionize everything from solar panels to LEDs.
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21
Oct/14
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Welcome to Toyland

We love toys around here. We love writing about them, playing with them, shooting each other in the face with them. But while we try to find any excuse we can to share them with you, there are some toys that just aren’t quite tech enough to fit on Gizmodo. That’s why we’ve created [...]

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20
Oct/14
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Virgin Galactic’s ready to resume test flights to space

We’ve been waiting for Virgin Galactic to begin ferrying passengers to the edge of space for what seems like forever, but now it looks as if we might be getting close. CEO George Whitesides has announced that test-flights of the SpaceShipTwo are…

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20
Oct/14
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Spotify finally has subscription sharing for an extra $5 per user

Spotify has just addressed one of the main beefs with its service: the lack of ability to share a premium subscription. With Spotify Family, you can now share your $9.99 plan with up to four other folks for an extra $5 per. That means the price…

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20
Oct/14
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Here’s How the New Gmail App Will Finally Tame Your Inboxes

Email is the bane of my existence. Trying to keep all my inboxes up to date and organized often feels like a full-time job. I’ve tried a couple of email clients now and nothing seems to work just the way I want it, but this leaked view of Gmail’s Lollipop makeover, first spotted by [...]

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20
Oct/14
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The World’s Largest Battery-Electric Vehicle Is This Articulated Bus

If when you think of electric vehicles you picture tiny lightweight cars designed to maximize their battery life, BYD Motors is about to blow your mind. At the recent 2014 American Public Transportation Association Expo in Houston, the company revealed a new articulated bus that it’s claiming is the world’s largest battery electric vehicle—unless the [...]

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19
Oct/14
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Google’s Nexus Player gets FCC approval, right on cue

Well, that didn’t take long. Just a couple of days after Google stopped pre-orders of the Nexus Player while it waited for the FCC’s all-clear, its Android TV puck has received approval. There aren’t any surprises in the regulatory filing, but it…

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19
Oct/14
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Watch Jony Ive and Elon Musk talk design and sci-fi transportation

Tired of hearing little more than soundbites from tech luminaries such as Apple’s Jony Ive and Tesla’s Elon Musk? Today’s your lucky day. Vanity Fair has posted its full video interviews with both Ive and Musk, giving you an insight into how the two…

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19
Oct/14
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Robots May Join the Fight Against Ebola in West Africa

Robots often find themselves in dangerous situations, and their distinct lack of biology makes them perfectly suited for battling infectious disease. Next month, a simulcast workshop will determine if and how they’ll join the West African fight against Ebola.
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19
Oct/14
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This Short Film Explains Our Fascination With Talking to Computers

Using names like Siri, Cortana, and Google Now, advanced algorithms and technologies that would have baffled engineers and scientists half a century ago now rest in the palm of our hands. Talking with technology is the future of computing—mainly because that’s the way we’re built to communicate.
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