1. Lonely with the Apple Watch
     Published by The Information on 2015-07-17 at 08:00:16

I’ve begun to notice something odd about the Apple Watch: I don’t see many early adopters wearing it.



Now, before you Apple fanboys and girls accuse me of being a hater, consider this. I own and am a fan of the Watch. (I like the notifications.) Bu...

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2. This pet lizard lives in a real-life video game, and I’m jealous as hell
     Published by The Verge on 2015-07-17 at 05:32:19

Being a human is (mostly) okay. You've got self-awareness, funky trousers, moral agency, caramel soy lattes, the whole nine yards. But sometimes it feels like a really solid life decision would be to just dial down all this tediously self-aware...

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3. Samsung’s latest Galaxy S6 edge advert is all about the camera
     Published by Android Central on 2015-07-17 at 04:09:03

Samsung's latest advert for the Galaxy S6 edge focuses on the phone's 16MP camera. The commercial shows how you can access the camera in under a second by double tapping the home button on the Galaxy S6 edge, allowing you to take images at a moment's no...

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4. Finally, Windows 10 looks ready for its big debut
     Published by CNet on 2015-07-17 at 09:40:04

Commentary: With less than two weeks to go before its July 29 launch, the latest version of the new software seems stable and to have moved beyond its testing quirks. Microsoft needs it to stay that way for the masses.

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5. Freedom of Information Act review ‘may curb access to government papers’
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-07-17 at 09:08:52

Conservatives announce cross-party commission will be asked to decide whether act is too expensive and overly intrusiveMinisters have launched a cross-party review of the Freedom of Information Act, which is likely to be viewed as an attempt to curb publi...

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6. Nintendo was right about the Wii U. We were wrong.
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-07-17 at 09:00:00

With the announcement of the Wii U, everyone thought Nintendo was wrong. Hell, we thought Nintendo was out of touch, foolish and doomed for producing a gaming-focused, two-screen console that wouldn't be able to compete technologically with whatever ...

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7. Casey Neistat’s social iPhone app tries to stop you being fake on social media
     Published by The Next Web on 2015-07-17 at 07:12:07

Casey Neistat, a filmmaker with over 800,000 YouTube subscribers, has released his first iPhone app that’s a sort of anti-social network. Announced today via his YouTube channel, Beme (pronounced “Beam”) is a video sharing social network with a c...

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9. How People Swear Across the U.S., Mapped
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-07-17 at 03:36:58

Everyone enjoys a good swear from time to time, whether it’s a polite “gosh” or an abrasive “fuck”. These maps shows the preference for different swear words across the country.Read more...

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10. How Google’s robotic cars deal with human stupidity
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-07-17 at 08:04:00

Like the Terminator T-800, Google's self-driving cars don't feel pity, remorse or fear. But they also never lose their patience or get distracted by smartphones, and Google has revealed data collected by its vehicles showing just how bad we human dri...

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11. Caffeine-addicted beetles cutting into coffee bean crops
     Published by CNet on 2015-07-17 at 08:19:22

The coffee berry borer has become a huge pain in the thorax for the coffee industry since it can withstand huge doses of caffeine by burrowing into beans. So why didn't they call this thing the jitterbug?

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12. Cute Nao robot exhibits a moment of self-awareness
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-07-17 at 07:22:00

See that Nao robot waving its hand up there? It's not starting a dance routine: it just had a light-bulb moment, so it's trying to catch a human's attention. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor Selmer Bringsjord programmed the three robots to ...

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13. Windows 10’s forced automatic updates are a good idea
     Published by The Verge on 2015-07-17 at 05:08:39

Microsoft will force Windows 10 Home users to download and install updates to its operating system without any options to turn them off. A final version of the OS, distributed to testers this week, contains a clause in the end user license agr...

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14. Toshiba Probe Finds Top Executives Involved in Company-Wide Scandal
     Published by Recode on 2015-07-17 at 07:41:30

Improper accounting was part of Toshiba's "corporate culture," a source said.

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15. Afrostream Is Netflix For African And African-American Movies
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-07-17 at 09:26:01

 Streaming services like Netflix are great, but you often end up watching the same blockbuster movies showing how a white man will save the world. Meet Afrostream, a niche movie streaming service that features African and African-American content. La...

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16. Two Charts Show How the Drug War Drives US Domestic Spying
     Published by Wired on 2015-07-17 at 06:18:31

Nearly 9 out of 10 wiretaps in America today now target drug suspects.
The post Two Charts Show How the Drug War Drives US Domestic Spying appeared first on WIRED.

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17. ‘Back to the Future’ to celebrate 30th anniversary in cinemas
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-07-17 at 00:18:00

For Back to the Future fanatics, October 21st, 2015 is a momentous day: it's the destination date Marty and Dr. Brown chose for their journey through time. And now, it's also when the movies are slated to hit the theaters for the franchise's 30th ann...

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18. Farewell Iwata, we’ll miss you
     Published by Polygon on 2015-07-17 at 09:09:18

Nintendo's president Satoru Iwata was laid to rest this week in Kyoto, Japan. It was a testament to how loved he was that so many braved typhoon weather to remember a man who not only shaped the face of modern Nintendo, but in many ways the f...

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19. Sir Ian McKellen does a masterful reading of Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’
     Published by Daily Dot on 2015-07-17 at 05:04:50

And he follows it up with 'Uptown Funk' as a bonus.

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20. A Paper-Thin Solar Panel Can Charge Your Phone on the Go
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-07-17 at 07:00:00

Solar panels keep getting lighter and tinier—good news for rugged on-the-go types who can charge their devices on the trail with sun-fueled chargers. And this particular solar charger on Kickstarter is so thin, you can slip it in your Lonely Planet whil...

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