1. The truth about Ultra HD 4K TV refresh rates
     Published by CNet on 2015-08-02 at 05:45:03

Today's Ultra HD 4K TVs are all marketed with "motion," "action" and "clear" numbers that start at 240 and go up from there. They're all basically made up. Here's the real story.

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2. Your Banking Future And The Big Brother Fed
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-08-02 at 12:00:06

 Manhattan, 2040: Alice wants to open an antiques store. Chelsea seems like a good location. She has to find 150 square meters to move the items that she has collected over the years, and to go on a tour of flea markets in Eastern Europe, her area of...

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3. Re/code Staffers Hit the Airwaves to Discuss Twitter Earnings, Apple TV and Microsoft’s Windows 10
     Published by Recode on 2015-08-02 at 12:00:23

Re/code co-executive editor Kara Swisher says the possibility of an Apple Car would represent the biggest new growth area for the company.

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4. Dr. Dre’s first new album in 16 years is coming out August 7th
     Published by The Verge on 2015-08-02 at 09:00:20

Dr. Dre is finally giving his fans something new to listen to. The music producer, Apple executive, and N.W.A. rapper announced yesterday that he's releasing a new album on Friday, August 7th. It's called Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre, and i...

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5. Listen To VC Eileen Burbidge On Being Fired At Skype, Founder Psychosis, And Close Ties To U.K. Gov
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-08-02 at 04:11:33

 TechCrunch interviews Eileen Burbidge, Partner at London VC firm Passion Capital, where we discuss her early days working at Skype and Apple, the types of startups she invests in, her close ties to the U.K. government, the upcoming EU in-out referen...

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6. In pictures: Two generations of Moto G
     Published by Android Central on 2015-08-02 at 10:07:44

In addition to some updated specs, the 2015 Moto G has a bit of a new look to it. If you were a bit bored by last year's matte black finish (and ignored the fact that there were other shells you could purchase), well, things are looking up this time arou...

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7. Buzz Aldrin Proves the Federal Government Has A Form for Everything
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-08-02 at 09:00:00

This may be the only exciting piece of government paperwork you’ll ever read. Buzz Aldrin conquered Throwback Thursday forever last week when he shared his travel voucher from the Apollo 11 mission on Facebook and Twitter.Read more...

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8. Last night The Empire State Building became the face of extinction
     Published by The Verge on 2015-08-02 at 13:21:02

On Saturday night, the line to get into the 230 Fifth rooftop bar wrapped around the block, but people weren't waiting for a drink. I filed on to the top of the building with hundreds of others and pushed my way through to the edge. The crow...

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9. 10 Lab-Made Meats, Cheeses And Other Odd Startup Foods
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-08-02 at 11:20:18

 It’s still early days in the bacteria becomes our food production process. However, several Silicon Valley scientists are creating lab-grown edibles of the truly bizarre or mixing up animal substitutes based on some interesting ingredients. He...

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10. Final Fantasy VII Will See ‘Dramatic Changes,’ and That’s Good
     Published by Kotaku on 2015-08-02 at 08:00:00

Don’t expect the upcoming remake version of Final Fantasy VII to be exactly the same game you remember excitedly talking to your friends about over the school lunch table.Read more...

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11. Enjoy This Gorgeous Image of the Lagoon Nebula
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-08-02 at 15:00:00

At this very instant, five thousand light years from Earth, near the center of our galaxy, new stars are forming in a region of interstellar gas and dust called the Lagoon Nebula.Read more...

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12. This Is How to Find the Spiders That Are Staring At You in the Dark
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-08-02 at 11:00:00

Have you ever looked out into your backyard at night and wondered how many spiders are lurking out there? If you have a flashlight, you can spot them by the creepy green glow of their eyes. Read more...

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13. Watch Glass Explode at 130,000 Frames Per Second
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-08-02 at 10:00:00

If you drop molten glass into a bucket of cold water, it cools into a weird tadpole shape: a round head with a long, thin tail. It’s called a Prince Rupert’s Drop, and no matter how hard you hit the head with a hammer, it won’t break. But if you nic...

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14. America proves too tough for hitchhiking robot after vandals end cross-country trip
     Published by The Verge on 2015-08-02 at 13:13:24

It seems the tough streets of Philadelphia were too much for a friendly little robot from Ontario. All the Hitchbot wanted to do was see the United States. But just two weeks after starting its cross-country journey in Boston, Hitchbot's trip h...

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15. Vine’s toxic culture will take a lot more than 6.5 seconds to fix
     Published by The Next Web on 2015-08-02 at 07:25:02

Vine stars are terrible human beings. Horrible. I mean, not all of them, but enough for me to throw that kind of generalization around. Spend even a little time in that fetid swamp of 6.5 second clips, clogged with stolen jokes, racial stereotyping, ‘ir...

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16. Russia Wants People to Road Trip from New York to London (via Moscow)
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-08-02 at 14:04:29

Between the western shores of Alaska and the northeastern tip of Russia, the Bering Strait is so narrow that you could drive across it in an hour, if only there were a tunnel beneath the sea. And Russian Railways wants to build one, as part of a massive r...

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18. How the W3C is trying to standardize payments on the internet
     Published by The Next Web on 2015-08-02 at 06:30:22

News and announcements of disruptive payment services of all kinds, from Apple Pay and Samsung Pay to rapidly expanding Transferwise, are widely discussed, and no-one doubts that online payments are changing our everyday lives and spending habits signific...

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19. Festival Of Code Winners May Be The Startups Of The Future
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-08-02 at 08:56:11

 Startups start with talent, and the talent, as we all know, seems to get younger every year. But it wouldn’t happen if children themselves were not introduced to the word of technology and engineering early, and shown that it can be a fun, cre...

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20. BestTechie Founder Creates KYA Analytics To Provide A Better Understanding Of Your Audience
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-08-02 at 15:46:53

 The K-Y-A in KYA Anlytics stands for “Know Your Audience,” and founder and CEO Jeff Weisbein said that’s exactly what he’s trying to help online publishers do. Weisbein has been in those shoes himself, have created and run th...

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