1. Google Wants to Turn Your Clothes Into a Computer
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-05-29 at 15:56:37

A little-known research group inside the search giant is working on ways to allow textiles to respond to touch and send information and is teaming up with Levi Strauss to explore the technology.

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2. India arrests pigeon accused of spying for Pakistan
     Published by The Verge on 2015-05-29 at 05:41:01

Police in India this week arrested a pigeon on charges of spying for Pakistan. As BBC News reports, the pigeon was taken into custody on Thursday after a 14-year-old boy found it in a historically tumultuous region along the India-Pakistan bor...

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3. Age-based app ratings now showing in Google Play Store
     Published by Android Central on 2015-05-29 at 11:04:40

Google back in March announced that all Android apps in the Google Play Store soon would display age-based content ratings. Developers would answer questions in a fairly simple survey (I've done it a dozen times now) and in turn would receive a rating fr...

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5. Need For Speed will require an online connection
     Published by CNet on 2015-05-29 at 13:04:38

An Internet connection will be required for "more variety and a more rewarding experience with friends."

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6. MIT’s robo-cheetah can now see and jump over obstacles
     Published by CNet on 2015-05-29 at 14:18:10

The robotic cheetah MIT has been working on can now autonomously detect and jump over obstacles while running at 5 miles per hour.

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7. Apps Won’t Make the Apple Watch
     Published by The Information on 2015-05-29 at 09:04:43

This week Apple executive Jeff Williams made an announcement that had Apple fans cheering: technology for better Apple Watch apps is on the way.

For those of you who haven’t played with an Apple Watch or read one of the myriad reviews, the third-party ...

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8. Facebook Confirms It Will Officially Support GIFs
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-05-29 at 11:41:22

 Facebook this afternoon confirmed that it will now support animated GIFs in the Facebook News Feed. Not everyone will see the added functionality immediately, we understand, as the update is still rolling out. The move represents a significant chang...

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9. Bill Nye’s LightSail spacecraft has lost contact with Earth
     Published by The Verge on 2015-05-29 at 11:43:55

Bill Nye's solar particle-powered spacecraft, LightSail, has lost communication with Earth. The spacecraft launched a week ago, but a software glitch has removed the craft's ability to send data back to Earth. So far, efforts to remotely reboot...

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10. Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Sentenced to Life in Prison
     Published by Wired on 2015-05-29 at 14:03:40

Ross Ulbricht conceived of his Silk Road black market as an online utopia beyond law enforcement's reach. 
The post Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Sentenced to Life in Prison appeared first on WIRED.

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11. Windows 10 on track to launch in July
     Published by The Verge on 2015-05-29 at 02:48:05

Microsoft is still preparing to finalize Windows 10 in time for a July launch. AMD CEO Lisa Su originally revealed the Windows 10 July launch plans in an earnings call back in April, but Microsoft has not officially commented on the date other...

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12. Texts From Teens Build Real-Time Maps of Crisis in America
     Published by Wired on 2015-05-29 at 14:04:14

Nancy Lublin's Crisis Text Line has assembled data from millions of messages to show when and where teens are in crisis.
The post Texts From Teens Build Real-Time Maps of Crisis in America appeared first on WIRED.

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13. Getting acquainted with the new Google Photos on Android and the web
     Published by Android Central on 2015-05-29 at 13:18:31

Google Photos is finally here, and that means we have a new photography tool to play around with on our phones and computers.  After being tied completely to Google+ (woefully) for some time, Photos has finally been broken out into its own apps for Andro...

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14. Levi’s Is The First Official Partner For Google ATAP’s Jacquard Connected Fabric
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-05-29 at 10:47:47

 Google was showing off its Project Jacquard at I/O 2015, a connected fabric tech that lets you build connected surfaces right into your clothes, in a way that makes it easy to connect to devices and power, while letting clothes makers make stuff tha...

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16. Android M: small refinements with a huge impact
     Published by The Verge on 2015-05-29 at 10:15:50

Last year, Google introduced an elegant, sophisticated operating system with an all-new design that was compatible with everything from phones to watches to cars to TVs. This year, with Android M, it’s refining it.

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18. Ford Pretends To Open Up Its Patents Like Tesla, But Doesn’t; Media Falls For It
     Published by Tech Dirt on 2015-05-29 at 10:40:28

As you probably know by now, last summer, Elon Musk announced that he was freeing up all of Tesla's patents. He pointed out that he didn't believe patents made any sense, and they especially didn't make sense in the electric vehicle space where they were ...

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19. Popular Chrome extension Hola sold users’ bandwidth for botnets
     Published by The Verge on 2015-05-29 at 05:05:58

Hola, one of the most popular online services for viewing blocked videos and TV shows from other countries, has turned its users into a botnet without their knowledge. The software, which is available as plugin for the Chrome browser on desk...

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20. Good news everyone! We can finally add hurdling to the Scary Robot Olympics
     Published by The Verge on 2015-05-29 at 02:22:28

MIT's Cheetah robot has already beaten the speed record set by Usain Bolt (the world's fastest man) and now it's coming after Aries Merritt (the world's fastest hurdler, of course). Researchers at the university's Biometrics Robotics Lab have...

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