1. Technology makes your workout easier to track
     Published by GQ on 2015-07-18 at 16:30:21

Fitness apps and mobile technology have already come a long way. Now with Android Wear, they're going even further. The Wear Fitness Personal trainer is an intuitive app that actually counts your reps for you while you are mid-workout. That's not all eit...

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2. Bear Breaks into Pie Shop and Devours 38 Pies, Skips the Rhubarb
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-07-18 at 14:00:00

It was a great day to be this Colorado bear yesterday. After breaking into a local pie shop, Sir Bear helped himself to some pie. Matter of fact, he helped himself to all the pie, except for the strawberry rhubarb.Read more...

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3. Make sure your phone is never lost again with Wear Aware
     Published by Android Central on 2015-07-18 at 10:12:20

Wear Aware is here to save those of us who constantly are losing our phones. Whether it's putting down your phone and walking away, leaving it in the car and heading into the house, or forgetting you put it down in public, nobody likes the feeling of not...

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4. Should I upgrade my iPhone 5S to iOS 9?
     Published by CNet on 2015-07-18 at 06:00:02

Patience is a virtue, and when it comes to software upgrades it might just save your sanity. In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains why some owners should wait before they upgrade their devices to iOS 9.

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5. New life from leather: Does a new back make the LG G4 a new phone?
     Published by Android Central on 2015-07-18 at 12:39:46

I've been using a leather-backed phone for the better part of a year, now that I think about it. The 2014 Moto X started it all, with its Horween leather options. (And how could I not user a leather phone, right?) Plastic and metal are boring. Anyone can...

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6. Inside the Secret World of Russia’s Cold War Mapmakers
     Published by Wired on 2015-07-18 at 04:55:04

The Soviet military mapped the entire world, but few have seen the actual, physical maps—until now.
The post Inside the Secret World of Russia’s Cold War Mapmakers appeared first on WIRED.

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8. Shipping Container Offices Are Right at Home On an Industrial Seafront
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-07-18 at 16:00:00

We usually don’t think of shipping containers as fun or interesting places to hang out. Let’s face it, most of us don’t usually think of them at all. But this clever, low-budget office complex made from bright red shipping containers highlights the ...

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9. The Turing Phone is the craziest Android device you’ll see this year
     Published by The Verge on 2015-07-18 at 10:23:55

“We’re walking into the cipher phone age." That's the way Turing Robotics Industries CEO SYL Chao introduces the Turing Phone, an Android smartphone that aims to put security, durability, and fashion above all else. In a myriad of ways, ...

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10. While You Were Offline: Amazon Trolls Us With a Dumb Sale
     Published by Wired on 2015-07-18 at 05:00:43

The light at the end of the tunnel may be weak, but you can still find it in this pick of this week’s happenings on the online frontier.
The post While You Were Offline: Amazon Trolls Us With a Dumb Sale appeared first on WIRED.

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11. Microsoft has hit the ecosystem wall
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-07-18 at 10:30:00

Last week's announcement that Microsoft would scale back its smartphone efforts was a clarifying moment. The resulting smartphone segments that the company will play in—which it calls business, value, and flagship—mirror those of its Surface tablets.....

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12. UK says it’s once again illegal to rip CDs for personal use
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-07-18 at 14:59:00

Brits: we hope you enjoyed that brief, glorious year of legal media ripping, because you're once again flouting the law. In the wake of a challenge from the music industry, the UK's High Court has overturned regulation that allowed format shifting (s...

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13. Bitcoin and space travel are two of the fastest-growing areas of venture-capital funding
     Published by QZ on 2015-07-18 at 13:12:09

Two of the industries most historically owned by the government are now venture capital targets—money and spaceships. According to Mattermark data analyzed by Tomasz Tunguz…

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14. The Soviet Military’s Eerily Detailed Guide to San Diego
     Published by Wired on 2015-07-18 at 05:00:22

The Soviets didn't stop at just making some of the most accurate and detailed maps of the day. 
The post The Soviet Military’s Eerily Detailed Guide to San Diego appeared first on WIRED.

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15. The Future Of Podcasting
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-07-18 at 13:00:26

   Podcasting is having a celebrity moment: Serial’s Sarah Koenig has appeared on The Colbert Report; Arnold Schwarzenegger has been on the Tim Ferriss show; and, most recently, Barack Obama visited Marc Maron’s garage to appear on his ...

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16. The Benefits Of Being A Total Zero
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-07-18 at 05:00:09

 “There are three types of people,” astronaut Chris Hadfield told me. “-1, 0, and +1.” When a business fails it feels like a -1. When a relationship fails, often it’s because I’ve been a -1. Certainly stalking and ...

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17. Welcome To The Unicorn Club, 2015: Learning From Billion-Dollar Companies
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-07-18 at 09:00:08

 It’s been over a year since we wrote our original post sharing our analysis of the last decade’s most successful U.S.-based, venture-backed tech companies. In that piece we focused on the many entrepreneurs and investors who seek to buil...

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18. LA Freeway Looks Post-Apocalyptic After Drones Delay Firefighters
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-07-18 at 09:00:00

Dozens of charred, abandoned cars made for a surreal landscape after a massive wildfire swept across a major Southern California freeway yesterday afternoon. Early this morning officials confirmed that five drones flying over the scene hindered firefighte...

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19. Jamie Lee Curtis attends EVO 2015 disguised as Street Fighter’s Vega
     Published by Polygon on 2015-07-18 at 16:08:45

Who is that cosplaying Vega at EVO 2015? Why, just Hollywood star Jamie Lee Curtis, taking her son to the fighting game tournament for his high school graduation present.
No, really. Curtis even mentioned this in an interview back in January f...

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20. Windows 10 vs. Windows 8: Performance benchmarks show a close battle for fastest
     Published by PC World on 2015-07-18 at 04:00:00

Windows 10 performance is one of the hardest things to nail down right now. Testing of the new OS, due to ship on July 29, isn’t exactly easy, because the public doesn’t yet have a way to install the RTM version. Microsoft has been pretty mum abou...

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