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Jan/15
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Recommended Reading: The most advanced coffee lab in the world

Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you’ll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.
Inside the World’s Most A…

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Jan/15
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The government wants you to buy a car with smarter brakes

Autonomous cars may have been all the rage at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, but most of the tech showcased is still pretty far off. What isn’t, however, are smarter stopping systems. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administratio…

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Jan/15
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The $72 Amazon Prime Deal is Live, Even For Existing Subscribers!

As promised, Amazon is selling 1-year memberships to Amazon Prime for just $72 right now (down from $99) in celebration of the 72nd Annual Golden Globes. Plus, everyone can also stream the award-winning Transparent for free today, even without a membership. I’ve watched it, and can’t think of a better way to spend a [...]

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Jan/15
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US Navy to publicly show their amazing railgun for the first time ever

The US Navy will publicly show their formidable railgun at the Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo in Washington D.C. on February 4. The formidable electromagnetic cannon launches solid projectiles over 100 nautical miles at more than six times the speed of sound. You can see it in action here:
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Jan/15
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How a queer black filmmaker made virtual reality a reality at Sundance

When Shari Frilot first kicked off New Frontier, an exhibit that pushes the boundaries of traditional storytelling through art and technology, at the Sundance Film Festival back in 2007, the attending press didn’t quite know what to make of it or the…

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23
Jan/15
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Choose between a house or the first ever 20th Anniversary Edition PS4

Sony caused quite a stir with the unveiling of the 20th Anniversary Edition PlayStation 4, and gamers fell over themselves to get their hands on one of 12,300 pieces of gaming nostalgia. Those online sales and promotional ’80s stores have now closed,…

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23
Jan/15
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This Video Shows What Earth Would Look Like With Different Suns

We’re so accustomed to our Sun and Moon that sometimes we hardly recognise how they form our view of the planet. This video will make you think about them afresh.
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Jan/15
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A Year of Presidential Travel, Mapped

In 2014, President Obama travelled a bewildering over 188,000 miles—at least according to the best estimates of the Washington Post. This maps shows where he went.
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Jan/15
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4chan creator Moot steps down after more than a decade

When Christopher Poole founded messaging board 4chan eleven-and-a-half years ago, he was just a 15-year-old kid. Now, he’s stepping down an adult with a PhD (in large-scale community management, which fits him well) and more than a decade of experien…

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22
Jan/15
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Microsoft will beta test a patch for the still-busted ‘Halo’ collection

343 Industries is beta testing its latest patch for the horribly crippled Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Yes, you read that right: Redmond’s internal Halo studio is asking a portion of MCC’s players to be canaries in the Covenant coal-mine ahead …

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22
Jan/15
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Mega Just Launched End-to-End Encrypted Audio and Video Chat

Kim Dotcom & Co. has launched a new audio and video chat service, which it hopes will provide stiff competition for Skype. It certainly has one major selling point up its sleeve: it offers end-to-end encryption for all communications.
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Jan/15
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Spotify for iOS Just Got Some Sweet New Touch and Gesture Features

Spotify has just announced some neat new touch and gesture features for its iOS app, that should make it easier to discover new music and build play lists.
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Jan/15
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LastPass native app for Mac works just like the browser add-ons

if you’re on Mac and still stuck using passwords you should never, ever use (come on, man, it’s 2015 — time to move on from “password” and “123456″), LastPass might be able to help you out. The password manager now has a native Mac app, though truth…

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21
Jan/15
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Apple’s latest acquisition will tell it what the world is listening to

When Apple spent $3 billion to buy Beats, it certainly made the headlines, but the company also goes to great lengths to keep smaller deals under wraps. One that has completely flown under the radar is its recent acquisition of Musicmetric. The servi…

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21
Jan/15
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This is the amazing town of Epecuén.

This is the amazing town of Epecuén . Once a booming resort city, it was drowned in 10 metres of water for 25 years after the dam protecting the town was destroyed. Only recently dried up, you can read more about the place in our photo essay from last year . [AP via [...]

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Jan/15
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Acer’s Tough New Chromebooks Are Built to Survive Your Children

Chromebooks are popular among families and schools because they’re… well, cheap. Now, Acer’s line of Chromebooks adds another feature that will appeal to anyone handing a computer to a child: durability.
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Jan/15
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Instant replay inventor Tony Verna dies at 81

TV instant replay helped drive football to the throne of US sports, and the inventor of the tech and first to deploy it, CBS Sports Director Tony Verna, has died at 81. Verna was a brash 30-year-old when he first used the tech in a 1963 Army/Navy foo…

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Jan/15
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Marriott plans to bring Netflix to your hotel room TV

The next time you’re on a trip, you may have something to watch on the hotel room TV besides the usual so-so channels and on-demand movies. Marriott has confirmed to Bloomberg that it’s trialing access to streaming services like Hulu, Netflix and Pan…

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Jan/15
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Why Does Smoke Cover So Much of South-East Asia?

A haze has periodically wafted over South-east Asia for 20 years. But despite rising public health concern, the problem remains as opaque as the smoke itself, Mike Ives reports.
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Jan/15
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British Spies Hacked the Emails of Journalists All Over the World

New documents leaked by Edward Snowden to The Guardian reveal that the British spy center GCHQ collected email messages from major news outlets around the world, including the BBC, Le Monde, New York Times and the Washington Post.
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