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Oct/14
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Trading via a mobile

Commodities trading used to be confined to mainly face to face transactions and landline telephone calls. Traders would have to largely phone through to their broker with a trade and leave the broker to make contact with those on the exchange floor and eventually the trader would be phoned back with the relevant information.
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Oct/14
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UK government swaps paper car tax discs for its vast camera network

The paper car tax disc has had a very good innings, but it’s finally come to the end of its life. Presented proudly by UK motorists for more than 90 years, those circular bits of paper have today officially been replaced by an electronic register….

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Oct/14
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​Deezer’s redesigned its web interface to look more like a tablet app

Excited to take advantage of Deezer’s ad-free desktop streaming, but prefer the look of the service’s tablet app? You’re in luck: the company just gave its web interface a visual overhaul, conveniently inspired by its own tablet interface. The new…

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Oct/14
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Bloomberg: Gold iPad Coming This Month, 12.9-Inch Version Next Year

Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is set to announce a refresh of its iPad range later this month, including the addition of a gold color way—but the rumored 12.9-inch version apparently won’t appear until next year.
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Oct/14
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Short animation: The meaning of life, explained by third graders

A trio of 9 year olds and a 6 year old helped Prince Ea come up with this lovely stop motion animation video that uses their illustrations to answer the meaning of life. Obviously, the third graders had some help in answering that unanswerable question but their illustrations are so cute and their speech is [...]

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30
Sep/14
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Apple Watch makes first public appearance at Paris Fashion Week

Colette is one of those ultra-hip Paris shops that may tempt you with its eclectic toys, clothing, tech and art — until you see the prices. For Fashion Week in Paris, it’s about to have a shiny new bauble: the Apple Watch. The store has announced a…

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30
Sep/14
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Judge finds Grooveshark employees guilty of mass copyright-infringement

Grooveshark’s disappearing and reappearing act looks like it could finally come to an end; permanently. A Manhattan judge has ruled that because Grooveshark employees themselves had uploaded 5,977 songs to the service and infringing on copyrights in…

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30
Sep/14
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The Apple Watch Is on Show at Paris Fashion Week

Apple has made it well known that its Watch is more than a piece of technology: it’s a thoroughbred fashion item, too, which has received critical acclaim from watch experts as well as tech journalists. Which explains why it’s showing the device off at Paris Fashion Week.
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30
Sep/14
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What it’s like to be on the railroad when a train zooms by at 75mph

I’ll admit it: I ducked. The combination of the zipping sounds with the light shining in and out twisted my senses all out of whack. I felt the speed of the train even though I was sitting on my chair and I just wanted the video to end because I couldn’t handle watching it any [...]

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29
Sep/14
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Scientists make an invisibility cloak using off-the-shelf optical lenses

Most invisibility cloaks require fairly exotic technology to work, such as fiber optics or light-altering metamaterials. That’s not very practical, especially since the illusion still tends to break when you move. The University of Rochester may have…

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Sep/14
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How would you change Huawei’s Ascend Mate?

Can a 6.1-inch smartphone ever be accepted in the mainstream? That was what Jonathan Fingas asked while reviewing Huawei’s Ascend Mate, and found the answer to be a resounding “no.” The handset offered a lot of things that did impress him, including…

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29
Sep/14
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James Franco’s Saturday Night Shows Why SNL Is a Weekly TV Miracle

Last night, Saturday Night Live kicked off its 40th season (did you watch it!). It’s a major milestone to be sure, but how exactly is it made? Countless books have been written on the subject but established actor and fledgling documentarian James Franco tries to capture the tortuous late nights and constant rehearsals required to [...]

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29
Sep/14
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Alleged iOS 8 Passcode Bypass Appears to Be Bogus (Updated)

YouTube user EverythingApplesPro claims to have found a security vulnerability involving Apple’s iOS 8 Touch ID and Passcode. Update: After further testing, we’ve determined that this is almost definitely just Touch ID registering the thumbprint on a hair trigger.
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28
Sep/14
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One of the greatest pinball tables ever is going digital with your help

Ask pinball fans about classic tables and they’ll probably mention The Addams Family. It was widely available, well-designed and full of technological firsts, such as computer-controlled flippers. However, it hasn’t been recreated in software in its…

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28
Sep/14
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New Oculus Rift, the Blackberry Passport and other stories you might’ve missed

It’s the weekend, ya’ll. So while you sit back and relax, check out our news highlights from the last seven days — we took the new Oculus Rift for a spin, went hands-on with the Blackberry Passport, made an Ello account, and more. Oh, and be sure to…

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28
Sep/14
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The One Secret to Become a YouTube Music Sensation Overnight

Did you think becoming an internet music celebrity was hard? Pshhhhhh. All you have to do is repeat stuff. Seriously. Just repeat stuff.
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28
Sep/14
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Jimi Hendrix’s Last Interview, Recorded a Week Before He Died

Jimi: All Is By My Side, the biopic following a young Jimi Hendrix, opened this weekend. In the movie, André Benjamin just about nails Jimi’s distinctive, wandering way of talking. Tonight, let’s go to the source: Jimi Hendrix’s final interview, recorded just seven days before he died in September 1970.
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27
Sep/14
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Snakebot and quadcopter combo makes for a go-anywhere rescue drone

Everyone has different ideas on what the perfect search-and-rescue robot is, and for a University of Pennsylvania Mod Lab team, it comes in the form of a snake drone-quadcopter chimera. The Hybrid Exploration Robot for Air and Land Deployment or…

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27
Sep/14
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Consumer Reports weighs in on iPhone 6 bending

As much as Apple would like for this discussion to be over, controversy and conversation over whether the iPhone 6 / 6 Plus has a durability problem is continuing. Just as it tested out antenna reception for the iPhone 4, Consumer Reports has forced…

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27
Sep/14
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A Real Space Battle Wouldn’t Look Anything Like The Movies

In the event that we ever end up going toe-to-toe in outer space, it turns out that things wouldn’t look anything like Star Wars. No, an actual space battle would probably be very fast, very boring, and extremely quiet, as PBS points out.
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