1. Android browser tips and tricks
     Published by Android Central on 2015-05-09 at 14:38:24

Android has no shortage of browsers to choose from, and while they've all got something to make them unique there are a few things they all do the same.   Mobile browsing is a mixed bag. You get some sites that offer a mobile version with no way to get to...

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2. Don’t post your kids’ personal information in honor of Mother’s Day
     Published by Daily Dot on 2015-05-09 at 13:38:42

Identify theft isn't a great Mother's Day gift.

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3. The NSA named one of its top-secret programs Skynet
     Published by The Verge on 2015-05-09 at 09:57:57

Skynet is real. Well, kinda. According to the latest report from Glenn Greenwald's site The Intercept, the NSA has (or had) a secret program called Skynet. Unlike the Terminator version, which was a computer system that went rogue and attempte...

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4. LG Watch Urbane review: The best of the motley wearable crew
     Published by Android Central on 2015-05-09 at 09:47:40

"Make a nice smartwatch. But don't make it too nice." That's sort of the working line you figure was floating around during development of the LG Watch Urbane. Like the LG G Watch R before it, this model can actually pass as a traditional timepiece, at l...

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5. Uber Is Looking For Another $1.5 Billion In Funding At A $50 Billion Valuation
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-05-09 at 16:36:35

 On-demand transportation an logistics company Uber could raise another $1.5 billion to $2 billion in funding, adding to an already massive war chest as the company expands into new markets and new verticals around the world. Read More

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6. Google Play can now allow users to pre-register for upcoming app releases
     Published by Android Central on 2015-05-09 at 09:43:49

App developers are now starting to allow Google Play Store users to pre-register for upcoming apps before they are released.  If you have ever wanted to get an alert about when an Android app is being released in the Google Play Store, app developers now ...

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7. Minority Report is being turned into a TV series on Fox
     Published by The Verge on 2015-05-09 at 08:32:00

Did the precogs see this one coming? Minority Report is being turned into a TV show, and Fox has officially picked up the series after ordering a pilot back in January. The show will take place ten years after the events of the Tom Cruise film...

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8. An Arizona town is hiding license plate readers in fake cactuses
     Published by The Verge on 2015-05-09 at 11:25:59

The town of Paradise Valley, Arizona has a new vegetation-based surveillance system. According to a report from the Fox 10 affiliate in Phoenix, Paradise Valley has installed a new set of license-plate readers in a number of fake cactus structu...

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9. Brooklyn On Tech Helps Local High Schoolers Learn Coding And Professional Skills
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-05-09 at 10:33:13

 TechCrunch TV talked to a long list of New York startups during Disrupt NY, but we were also joined by a local nonprofit called Brooklyn on Tech.
As co-founders Jessica Santana and Evin Robinson explained in the video above, they both grew up in Bro...

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10. Shanghai Tower climbers are back with a new nosebleed-worthy video
     Published by Daily Dot on 2015-05-09 at 08:39:30

The world's most daring urban explorers are climbing again.

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11. 4 things you should know about Freightliner’s self-driving truck
     Published by CNet on 2015-05-09 at 06:00:08

The self-driving truck debut this week, becoming the first of its kind to receive an autonomous license for use on public roads.

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12. Russia and China promise not to hack each other
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-05-09 at 02:21:00

Russia and China have further solidified their growing friendship this week by making a cybersecurity pact. According to The Wall Street Journal, the two countries have sworn not to launch cyberattacks against each other. They've also agreed to an ex...

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13. Competitive eating champ inhales a monster burrito in under 2 minutes
     Published by Daily Dot on 2015-05-09 at 10:12:05

This skinny dude destroyed an 18-inch burrito in the blink of an eye.

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14. Mozilla launches Firefox OS phones in Morocco and Senegal
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-05-09 at 05:48:00

Firefox OS might be in a distant fourth place (or further?) here domestically, but Mozilla sees plenty of value for it in emerging countries. Specifically? Senegal and Madagascar in Africa, where it recently partnered with French telecom Orange to la...

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15. Carl Sagan’s Solar Sail Is Ready For Its First Test Flight
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-05-09 at 12:00:00

“There’s just a tremendously exciting prospect called solar sailing. [It] travels on the radiation and particles that come out of the sun, the wind from the sun. Because it has a constant acceleration, it can get you around the inner part of the sola...

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17. NASA thinks a robotic eel might be the key to exploring Europa
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-05-09 at 16:27:00

We've seen the submarine that NASA wants to explore Saturn's moon Titan with, but compared to what the aeronautics outfit's looking at for icy climes like Jupiter's Europa it's downright pedestrian. The wormy-looking contraption up above is actually ...

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18. Eggs and insults fly as Uber battles for the streets of Milan
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-05-09 at 09:00:08

Italy’s taxi drivers are up in arms over online cab services, with the fight getting personal for Uber’s Milan-based manager Continue reading...

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19. Gillmor Gang: Toy Story
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-05-09 at 11:02:30

 The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, May 8, 2015. My Watch finally shipped, MacBook Nirvana, and @Scobleizer’s Oculus obsession. But enough about me… Plus,...

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20. Recommended Reading: Wearing Google Glass every day for two years
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-05-09 at 07:30:00

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.




Two Years Through the Loo...

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