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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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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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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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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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Oct/14
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Recommended Reading: Palmer Luckey and the homemade VR headset

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.
How Palmer Luckey Created…

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18
Oct/14
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New York Attorney General says most Airbnb rentals in NYC violate the law

The legality of Airbnb rentals in New York City have been under fire for awhile now, and the city just fired another volley: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has released a report titled “Airbnb in the city,” and it’s not particularly…

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Oct/14
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This is now Earth’s largest ship—so big it can lift oil rigs off the sea

This is the Pieter Schelte, which is now the largest ship sailing the seas, surpassing even the Maersk Triple-E*. Built by Daewoo in Korea, this catamaran is so huge that it can lift entire oil platforms off their base, pick up the base itself, and then transport it all to port—which is exactly what it’s [...]

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18
Oct/14
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Nexus Player Pulled From Google Play Store Over FCC Certification

It’s been a rollercoaster day for Google fans: first, the new Nexus Player and Nexus 9 pre-orders went live on the Play Store; but just a couple of hours later, Google’s set-top box was pulled, apparently because of its lack of FCC certification.
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Oct/14
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Glassy Pro One wants to be the FuelBand for beachbums

Sportsbands or smartwatches try to be all things to all people, but are you going to pit a pricey smartwatch against 20-foot waves? Of course not, and that’s where purpose-built devices come in like the Glassy Pro One sportsband for surfers. While…

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Oct/14
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Samsung revamps its lower-end Chromebook with faux leather

It’s taken a while, but people finally seem to be embracing Chromebooks as the low-cost laptops that they were designed to be. Samsung’s already earned our plaudits for this year’s Chromebook 2, but what if you just don’t have $400 to spend on a new…

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17
Oct/14
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13 Greyhound Ads That Will Make You Want To Travel America By Bus

It’s difficult to make a bus ride seem glamorous. But the 100-year-old Greyhound Bus Company found a way nonetheless, painting the great destinations of the U.S.—depicted in these these amazing 1960s posters—as grand adventures best reached by bus.
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17
Oct/14
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MasterCard Will Offer a Credit Card With a Fingerprint Sensor

The appeal of a contactless payment card is obvious: you just wave your credit or debit card over a terminal and you’ve paid. But it also removes the PIN from the equation, meaning it’s easy for someone to steal and use your card. To combat this, but to also keep contactless payments a breeze, MasterCard [...]

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16
Oct/14
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Uber launches UberPlus in LA for ‘balling on a budget’

In an appearance-obsessed city like Los Angeles, image, dahling, is everything. That’s why you can’t simply take a taxi between auditions, the juice bar and hanging out at your agent’s office. Your ride should be stylish, but thrifty, since an…

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16
Oct/14
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Microsoft wants to make it easier to build Windows Phone apps

Last year, Microsoft created Windows App Studio to get more Windows Phone apps into its Store, and it worked — developers added almost 50,000 new apps in 14 months. Redmond has just updated the beta web app with a feature that should help even more:…

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Oct/14
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A Brief History of Buildings That Spin

It wasn’t just the recipes that were faddish. The 1960s were halcyon times for restaurant experiences that hold almost no appeal today, from the dine-o-mat to the drive-in diner. But one curious product of this era had true staying power: the revolving restaurant.
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Oct/14
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This is a view of the Amazon Rainforest captured by the High Altitude and Long Range Research Aircra

This is a view of the Amazon Rainforest captured by the High Altitude and Long Range Research Aircraft—or HALO. The flight, which saw temperatures range from 35 °C to -65 °C, captured data about how clouds above the forest are changing with climate, pollution and deforestation. [Institute of Atmospheric Physics]
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Oct/14
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App turns a smartphone into a speech translator for the deaf

Even deaf people who excel at lip reading need a bit of help when it comes to meetings or group conversations. The developers of a new app called Transcense claim it’s the hearing impaired’s answer to understanding hard-to-follow chit-chats where…

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Oct/14
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Sidecar is the first ride-sharing app to officially serve San Francisco airport

One of San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón’s many complaints about ride-sharing services is that none of them had the permits necessary to take customers to SFO. Sidecar, however, has ticked that box by obtaining official permission to…

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15
Oct/14
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You Can Customize This E-Ink Watch Down to the Strap

If there’s one group that will surely embrace smartwatches, it’s those who like to change their background image and the look and feel of their devices every day. But the FES Watch doesn’t just let you change the watch face whenever you tire of the current design, using E-Ink technology it actually lets you change [...]

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Oct/14
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Own These Unique Harman Kardon On-Ears For $60, Today Only

Two years ago, Harman Kardon’s new CL headphones came out with a unique design, great reviews , and a $200 price tag. Well, the design remains unique, the reviews are still great, but the price tag today has fallen all the way down to $60.
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