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Google Play Movies & TV arrives on Roku devices

If you’ve committed your streaming dollars to one of Roku’s recent offerings, you’re about to get access to a load of new content. The company announced today that Google Play Movies & TV is now available in its Channel Store for folks the US, UK,…

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Oct/14
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Not really into the iPhone 6? Sprint lets you rent the Galaxy S5, too

If you prefer to carry Samsung’s most recent handset instead of that newfangled iPhone 6, Sprint is now offering the Android option for lease. Until now, the carrier allowed customers to rent Apple’s phone for $20 a month for two years. After that,…

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Oct/14
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NASA Carves Pumpkins Better Than You Ever Could

Put a man on the Moon? Sure. Establish a continuously orbiting zero-gravity laboratory? Easy. Parachute a rover onto Mars? Ain’t no thang. Okay, fine NASA, but can you carve a pumpkin?
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Oct/14
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Roku Now Has Google Play, Is Pretty Much Unstoppable

Roku was already the best little streaming device money could buy . But now, Google has gone and given Roku access to all your Google Play goodies. Which, more than just being an unprecedented move on Google’s part, makes Roku pretty much unstoppable.
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Oct/14
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Netflix is coming to BT TV YouView boxes

BT today announced its second quarter financial results, but it’s not the facts and figures we’re interested in, as thrilling as they may be. All but hidden among tables and text is the news that BT’s hooked up with Netflix, and pretty soon, the…

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Oct/14
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Crash test dummies are getting fatter to better represent humanity

Did you know that if you’re on the hefty side, you’re 78 percent more likely to die in an automobile accident? It’s a statistic that has prompted the world’s biggest supplier of crash test dummies to build a model that’s more in keeping with our…

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Oct/14
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This Brain Decoder Can Read the Words of Your Inner Monologue

If this sounds a bit like mind reading, well, it is. A group of neuroscientists have figured out how to decode a limited set of words "spoken" by our inner voices from looking at brain activity alone.
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Oct/14
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Microsoft Band Hands-On: An Activity Tracker That’s Actually Smart

The new Microsoft Band is probably the most ambitious activity tracker I’ve ever seen: It jams 10 sensors into one slim wristable. But after strapping it on for the first time, I really feel that it’s more than just another handsome little metrics bracelet; it’s actually got the brains to tell me what to [...]

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Oct/14
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Retail’s response to NFC payments gets hacked before it arrives

If the retailers backing the CurrentC mobile payment system hope to topple NFC-based technology like Apple Pay and Google Wallet, they may need to improve their safeguards for your data. CurrentC is now warning people in its beta program that…

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Oct/14
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Samaritans Radar scans your Twitter feed and notifies you of possible cries for help

The Samaritans charity is best known for its 24-hour helpline, which offers emotional support to anyone that’s feeling down in the dumps. With many people, especially youngsters, now broadcasting every intimate detail of their lives on Twitter, the…

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29
Oct/14
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Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Review: Bigger Is Still Beautiful (Updated)

We loved the Kindle Fire HDX . It’s faux-Android wrapped up in a budget body so beautiful you’ll learn to stop worrying and love the forked OS. Now its big brother, the HDX 8.9, is here with the same flavor of lovely in a stretched-out package.
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Oct/14
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Wake Up Like a Human, Charge Up Wirelessly, and More Deals

The whole line of Philips’ life-changing Wake-Up Lights were on sale a few weeks ago, but if you missed out, the high end model is marked back down to within $10 of the lowest price ever. [Philips HF3520 Wake-Up Light, $120]
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Oct/14
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Amped Wireless gets into the touchscreen wireless hardware game

Amped Wireless, as you know, is the plucky outfit that builds WiFi routers designed to cover huge spaces with internet. This time out, however, the company has decided to develop a range extender that, like a few others in its class, comes with a…

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Oct/14
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Google Fit for Android is ready to compile all of your fitness stats

We first heard about Mountain View’s activity-tracking plans back at I/O, and now the Android faithful and get their hands on the goods. The Google Fit app, the company’s answer to Apple Health, is now available for download, compiling all of those…

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Oct/14
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The Great Web 1.0 Revival

The booming size of today’s mainstream social networks and the constant level of noise we have to deal with has inspired a sudden return to a time when the internet was quieter, safer, and more intimate: the Web 1.0 days. Like artisanal hipster nostalgia for a time when men were men, shoes were handmade, and [...]

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Oct/14
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A Brief History of the Wine Corkscrew

The corkscrew, like so many other inventions, was borne out of necessity. For as long as we have sold wine in glass bottles sealed with cork stoppers, consumers have struggled to easily remove those corks. As soon as the earliest glass bottles arrived in late seventeenth-century England, inventors began dreaming up instruments to ease the [...]

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27
Oct/14
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Tiny tethered drone gives soldiers a view of the dangers ahead

Drones already give troops valuable data about enemies and devastated areas, but the existing vehicles have their limits; big aerial drones can’t see inside buildings, and their ground-based counterparts can’t get over rough terrain. Well, CyPhy…

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Oct/14
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BeBop’s smart fabric puts sensors in everything you wear

Wearable sensors don’t tend to do much; they’re usually limited to health data like EKG readings or your heart rate. If BeBop Sensors has its way, though, they’ll be useful for just about anything that comes in contact with your body. Its new smart…

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Oct/14
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Office 365 Subscribers Now Get Unlimited OneDrive Storage

In mid-July, Microsoft announced that’d it be rolling at a 1 TB storage increase for all its Office 365 Home, Personal, and University subscribers. But the team decided continue its push for cloud supremacy by upping its storage capacity into infinity. Office 365 users now have access to unlimited storage via OneDrive for free.
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Oct/14
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How Corporate Greed Is Trying to Kill Apple Pay

When Apple Pay launched last week , it was a huge step towards the pay-with-your-phone future that’s been in the works for years. But a few big retailers like Walmart, Best Buy, and CVS want blow the whole thing up and replace it with something shittier, because they don’t care about you at all.
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