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Apr/14
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The Open Source Initiative hopes public awareness is Heartbleed’s ’silver lining’

‚ÄčLooking for a positive take to cut though all the negative press that Heartbleed has been getting? Then the Open Source Initiative (OSI) has one. The news has been full of stories about the exploit in OpenSSL (itself, an open-source project) that…

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Apr/14
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FCC sets up the ‘incentive auction’ that will lead to faster wireless internet for everyone

Last week at the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) show, FCC head Tom Wheeler pushed broadcasters to loosen their grip on spectrum that the agency plans to auction off to give wireless internet room to grow. Now, he’s laid out a draft of the…

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Apr/14
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NASA: The Only Thing Stopping a City-Destroying Asteroid Is Dumb Luck

So you know how we all kind of thought that our odds of getting destroyed by an asteroid were remarkably low? Yeah, that was wrong . According to new research, the odds of a large-scale asteroid impact are actually three to ten times higher than we thought. And the only thing stopping total and utter [...]

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Apr/14
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A 3D-Printed Ultrasound Cast That Looks Awesome and Heals You Faster

Old-fashioned casts are nasty, a festering stinksleeves that you wear like a medieval torture device for what seems like forever. 3D-printed casts take care of the smell and itch issues , and now Deniz Karasahin has designed the next step: a custom cast with an ultrasound device to speed up bone healing.
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Apr/14
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Deepsea Minerals Are Coming Soon To A Cell Phone Near You

Rocks mined from the seafloor have been confirmed as a viable source for rare earth metals, and thus a tiny piece of the ocean might soon find its way into a cell phone or computer chipboard near you. The finding, published in the April 2014 issue of Applied Geochemistry, all but guarantees a new round [...]

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Apr/14
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I Wouldn’t Be Here Without the 1982 World’s Fair

On a recent trip home to Knoxville, Tennessee, I had a flashback. Not an acid flashback (I don’t think). We were weaving through the hilly streets of downtown in the shadow of the Sunsphere, a discoball of a monument built for the 1982 World’s Fair, and suddenly I was there in the crowd, staring at [...]

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Apr/14
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Batter up: Chromecast now live streams every pitch with MLB.tv

Google’s little $35 dongle is like a fine wine: it just keeps getting better with age. Today, the Chromecast is adding support for MLB.tv, letting you push out live out-of-market games right to your TV from a smartphone or tablet. The only caveat is…

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Apr/14
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Flickr wants to become your new Instagram with its latest app update

‚ÄčToday Yahoo is rolling our Flickr “3.0,” a completely redesigned approach to its photo-sharing apps on Android and iOS. In addition to offering improved sharing through Dropbox and Google+, Flickr on mobile now features Instagram-like filters and…

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Apr/14
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Why Aereo Matters

On April 22nd, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of the television networks versus Aereo, an innovative service that lets you stream broadcasts over the internet. How it’s decided could define the future of television, and how we watch it.
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Apr/14
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Sonos Is About to Get Even Easier By Ditching the Bridge

Sonos’ multi-room wireless music system is crazy easy to use, but it’s always had one annoying little drawback: You’ve got to plug at least one Sonos speaker or a Sonos Bridge into your router for it to work. Well the company just announced that it’s overhauled its tech so that you don’t need to be [...]

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Apr/14
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Samsung Gear 2 review: much improved, but that doesn’t mean you should buy it

2013 was the year of the smartwatch. In promise, anyway — maybe not delivery. Of the many, many different, colorful and unusual timepieces that would populate our blogroll, it was perhaps Samsung’s Galaxy Gear that made the most headlines. Why?…

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Apr/14
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The BBC wants you to binge-watch its new BBC Three series on iPlayer

The BBC isn’t due to transition BBC Three to an online-only channel until late next year, but that isn’t stopping it from testing the waters first. The Beeb confirmed today that for the first time, it will make a complete series available on BBC…

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Apr/14
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Samsung Gear Fit Review: A Beautiful Wristable Gone to Waste

Samsung’s Gear Fit had every chance to be by far the best activity tracker you could own. It isn’t. Not by a long shot. And there’s nothing sadder than unrealized potential.
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Apr/14
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Claw Machines Continue to Devour Our Children Whole

Those who thought the world was safe from arcade claw machines gobbling up our youth, take heed. The ravenous mechanical creatures have struck again, this time claiming a three-year-old Nebraskan boy.
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Apr/14
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Apple CarPlay coming to Pioneer’s in-dash systems this summer

Apple CarPlay in an aftermarket dash system? You bet! And you may not even need to spend a dime. Pioneer’s NEX line of five in-dash head units, priced from $700 to a whopping $1,400, will score CarPlay compatibility through a firmware update in early…

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Apr/14
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BBC iPlayer app now supports downloads on nearly all Android devices

The BBC has allowed Android users to download programmes since September last year, but that functionality was only extended to 11 of the most popular Android devices at the time. While its slowly expanded support over the past seven months, the Beeb…

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Apr/14
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Pouring Saltwater Over Graphene Generates Electricity

A team of Chinese scientists did an impossible-sounding thing. They created electricity simply by dragging a droplet of saltwater across a layer of graphene. No big fires, no greenhouse gases, no fuss. They created energy with just a miracle material and one of the most plentiful substances on Earth.
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Apr/14
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Report: This Could Be Amazon’s Rumored 3D Smartphone

BGR has photos it claims show the long-rumored Amazon smartphone. According to the report, the phone sports six cameras, and a novel hardware interface that creates a glasses-free 3D effect.
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Apr/14
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The UK’s stolen phone market is as healthy as ever

It may be easy to report and track stolen smartphones in the UK, but that’s not preventing some of the country’s shops from selling these ill-gotten handsets. A BBC undercover operation has revealed that at least eight stores in London are willing to…

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Apr/14
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T-Mobile is killing overages on all plans starting this June

T-Mobile hasn’t quite been as UnCarrier as some would like. Despite the network’s turn toward overage-free service, there’s still occasional chances that you’ll pay extra for heavy use — especially if you’re on a grandfathered plan. That won’t be a…

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