1. Google’s War Against Apps
     Published by The Information on 2015-06-18 at 08:12:23

Google’s battle to erode the importance of apps is intensifying.

The search giant last fall secretly acquired an “app streaming” startup called Agawi whose technology allows people to access apps on their smartphone without downloading them first.
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2. Samsung launches LTE-enabled Galaxy Tab A in India, Galaxy Tab E coming later this month
     Published by Android Central on 2015-06-18 at 04:55:43

Samsung controls a lion's share of the tablet market in India, and is looking to continue its strong showing with the launch of the Galaxy Tab A and Galaxy Tab E in the country.

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3. The Dark Web as You Know It Is a Myth
     Published by Wired on 2015-06-18 at 05:00:25

The dark web actually has promise. In essence, it’s the World Wide Web as it was originally envisioned.
The post The Dark Web as You Know It Is a Myth appeared first on WIRED.

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4. We’ve updated our top pick for best Android Wear smartwatch
     Published by Android Central on 2015-06-18 at 09:34:50

There are seven Android Wear smartwatches in the wild today — five of the them still available for purchase. But which one's the best? We'll help you narrow down your pick — and take a look at what's coming up in the future — with our updated lis...

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5. Bookindy Is A Chrome Extension That Hijacks Amazon To Let You Buy From Your Local Bookstore
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-06-18 at 05:04:11

 Amazon quickly established itself as an online bookstore behemoth, before expanding into almost every facet of our e-commerce lives. But, for all that convenience, we pay a heavy price, not least with the erosion of the high street. Enter Bookindy,...

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6. The DxO ONE Is A Plug-In iPhone Camera With A 1-Inch Sensor
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-06-18 at 07:32:22

 Your iPhone camera is already one of the better mobile cameras available, but a new accessory from imaging technology leader DxO could up the iPhone’s game considerably. The Lightning-enabled DxO ONE has a super bright f1.8 aperture lens, and...

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7. Raccoon gets super drunk after breaking into alcohol warehouse
     Published by Daily Dot on 2015-06-18 at 05:20:57

That's one boozy raccoon.

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8. Zookeepers do their best Jurassic World impression with pigs and penguins
     Published by The Verge on 2015-06-18 at 01:52:35

The Jurassic Park movies have become revisionist on raptors. Originally the second scariest thing on Isla Nublar, subsequent films have shown the improbably huge therapods first as oversized hooting egg protectors, and now, in Jurassic World, a...

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9. Bun Bun the kitten is adorably confused by the camera
     Published by Daily Dot on 2015-06-18 at 05:55:51

Bun Bun the kitten doesn't understand how to behave on camera, but that really does not matter.

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10. Ad Tech Vet Ben Barokas Launches Sourcepoint to Block Ad Blockers
     Published by Recode on 2015-06-18 at 05:00:28

One sign that ad blocking may be moving from a niche activity to the mainstream: Investors think that ad block blockers could be a good business.

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11. Yes, androids do dream of electric sheep
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-06-18 at 05:57:21

Google sets up feedback loop in its image recognition neural network - which looks for patterns in pictures - creating hallucinatory images of animals, buildings and landscapes which veer from beautiful to terrifyingWhat do machines dream of? New images r...

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12. NASA spies 3-mile tall ‘pyramid,’ more bright spots on Ceres
     Published by CNet on 2015-06-18 at 08:00:21

The dwarf planet Ceres gets weirder as NASA's Dawn spacecraft gets closer. Check out the latest shots from the cosmic paparazzi.

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13. YouTube Launches YouTube Newswire, A Channel Featuring Verified Eyewitness Videos
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-06-18 at 07:50:32

 YouTube announced today a trio of initiatives designed to expand the video-sharing site’s role in new media journalism, including eyewitness news. Most notably, the company is launching a service called YouTube Newswire in partnership with so...

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16. Here’s How You Can Buy a Russian Tank
     Published by Wired on 2015-06-18 at 05:00:59

A million bucks when new, $50,000 buys you, a civilian, a T-72.
The post Here’s How You Can Buy a Russian Tank appeared first on WIRED.

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17. Fitbit Spikes More Than 50% In IPO Debut
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-06-18 at 09:11:56

 Fitbit went public this morning, soaring more than 50 percent at one moment. The wearables firm priced its equity at $20 per share. Early trading saw the shares crest the $30 mark.
At the time of writing, Fitibit is currently trading for $29.60, a 4...

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18. Google, Apple, Microsoft and Mozilla team up to create faster browsers
     Published by The Next Web on 2015-06-18 at 00:59:54

Engineers at Google, Apple, Microsoft and Mozilla are partnering to create WebAssembly (a.k.a wasm), a bytecode for use in the browsers of the future that promises up to 20 times faster performance. WebAssembly is a project to create a new bytecode (a mac...

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19. The Watcher of the Apple Watch: Jeff Williams at Code 2015 (Video)
     Published by Recode on 2015-06-18 at 04:00:23

Apple's senior vice president of operations talked onstage at Code about watches and wearables, competitors and third-party apps -- and those ever-elusive sales numbers.

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20. How A Team Of Accomplished Entrepreneurs Plan To Revolutionize Your Television Experience
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-06-18 at 05:11:47

 The company’s logo on the doorbell was so tiny that I wasn’t sure I was at the right door. After 18 months of hard work, I was the first journalist to see Molotov in action, a brand new way to watch TV. Behind the scene, AlloCiné co-fou...

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