1. When are expensive cables worth it?
     Published by CNet on 2015-06-20 at 05:45:03

Commentary: It's almost always a waste of money to spend more on HDMI, USB, optical digital and speaker cables, not to mention DisplayPort, DVI, Ethernet and VGA. But are there any exceptions to the rule? Maybe.

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2. The 10 Percent of the Brain Myth is Still Bullshit, Neuroscientists Say
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-06-20 at 08:00:00

There’s this persistent notion that we use a mere 10 percent of our brains at any given moment. If only we could tap into more of the magnificent, squishy machine in our heads, we’d become quicker, cleverer versions of ourselves.Read more...

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3. While You Were Offline: Ruby Rose Can’t Make You Gay
     Published by Wired on 2015-06-20 at 05:00:06

It's been a terrible, tragic week. Here are a few online distractions to take your mind off of it.
The post While You Were Offline: Ruby Rose Can’t Make You Gay appeared first on WIRED.

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4. NASA mission sends back fuzzy, color ‘movies’ of Pluto
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-06-20 at 01:34:00

Sure, Pluto doesn't have full-fledged planetary status anymore, but we're still excited to get some pictures from the edge of the Solar System. The New Horizons spacecraft is carrying a "Multicolor Visible Imaging Camera" that takes stills in blue, r...

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5. Snoop Dogg For CEO Of Twitter
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-06-20 at 06:00:07

 Snoop Dogg should become CEO of Twitter and I’m about to tell you why. But first, leave Dick Costolo, the outgoing CEO, alone. When Dick became CEO, Twitter was valued at about $3 billion (now it’s $26 billion). The site was constantly o...

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6. Microsoft website dedicated to online privacy gets hacked
     Published by ARS Technica on 2015-06-20 at 06:30:10

Digital Constitution was running outdated of version of WordPress.

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7. I launched a startup with my mom
     Published by The Next Web on 2015-06-20 at 02:38:12

It was August 2013 when my co-founder at SportsManias called to tell me that we had raised $1 million in angel funding. I was a second-year in college on my way to the library at the University of Chicago; she was back in Miami, where our company is based...

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9. Man Saws His Stuff In Half After Getting a Divorce
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-06-20 at 10:00:00

Getting a divorce is no picnic, but having to separate all of the devices, vehicles, and furniture you and your spouse shared can add another dimension of stress to the ordeal. Here’s one option, if you’ve got a dark sense of humor and a saw: Cut all ...

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10. 6 reasons why Boston is America’s unlikely tech hub
     Published by The Next Web on 2015-06-20 at 07:02:51

When it comes to tech hubs, many entrepreneurs think they need to be based in Silicon Valley in order to thrive. Others look to tech centers like Silicon Alley or fast-growing Austin to establish their startup. Despite its rich history in technology and ...

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11. Morpheus mech game ‘Rigs’ uses color to make VR less overwhelming
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-06-20 at 08:30:00

My most vivid takeaway from PlayStation 4's new Project Morpheus game Rigs wasn't what I expected. Sure, the first-person mech shooter handled like a dream at 60 frames per-second, and targeting my enemies simply by gazing at them was impressive. But...

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12. Recommended Reading: Why the Cardinals hacked a bad MLB team
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-06-20 at 06:30:00

Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.

Why Astros' Sophisticated...

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13. Everything you need to know about the ‘Game of Thrones’ universe
     Published by CNet on 2015-06-20 at 06:00:04

Can't get enough "Game of Thrones"? Here's what to devour once you've finished every episode of HBO's show and the books it's based on.

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14. Here Come The Dannies
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-06-20 at 07:00:45

 Take a quick look, a sneak peek, into our not-so-distant future, courtesy of the great science-fiction writer Peter Watts(1), who writes in Aeon magazine: “You already know that we can run machines with our brainwaves. That’s been old ne...

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15. Google Campus Madrid gets ready to incubate a new Spain
     Published by The Next Web on 2015-06-20 at 07:23:09

Google Campus Madrid won’t officially open its doors until June 22, but it has been buzzing with activity over the last few days, including its official inauguration yesterday. It culminated in a gala dinner in presence of US Ambassador James Costos, G...

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16. How Minecraft and Halo make the most—and the least—of HoloLens
     Published by ARS Technica on 2015-06-20 at 07:00:59

Augmented reality has great fidelity, but suffers from limited field of view.

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17. AMD weighing a business break-up or spin-off, Reuters says
     Published by ARS Technica on 2015-06-20 at 07:30:50

All discussions are preliminary but a consulting firm has been hired to help.

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18. Why Uncharted 4’s action-packed demo began with 30 seconds of standing around
     Published by Polygon on 2015-06-20 at 07:54:05

The good thing about E3 demonstration gaffes is, hey, at least it's a reminder this is live gameplay. The bad thing, of course, is that they happen at all — particularly if they close out the show.
PlayStation wrapped up its E3 news conferenc...

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19. Uber bans drivers and passengers from carrying firearms
     Published by The Verge on 2015-06-20 at 09:16:14

Uber will no longer help armed people get around. New rules quietly published on the ride-hailing app's website this month now prohibit passengers and drivers from carrying guns while using the service.
"Uber and its affiliates ... prohibit pos...

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20. Real vs. fake tweets: Can you really trust that message for emergency communications?
     Published by Venture Beat on 2015-06-20 at 08:48:31

GUEST: From fires to disease outbreaks to police shootings, more and more people turn to Twitter or Facebook or other social media sites to get the latest updates on incidents from reliable sources and ‘friends.’

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