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. 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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3. 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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4. 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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5. Machine Learning And Human Bias: An Uneasy Pair
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-08-02 at 09:00:00

 “We’re watching you.” This was the warning that the Chicago Police Department gave to more than 400 people on its “Heat List.” The list, an attempt to identify the people most likely to commit violent crime in the city,...

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6. 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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8. Hitchhiking robot dead as cross-country trip cut short by vandals
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-08-02 at 06:40:33

Beloved Hitchbot damaged beyond repair in PhiladelphiaThe kid-sized robot hitchhiked across Canada in 26 days last yearA hitchhiking robot that captured the hearts of fans worldwide has met its demise.The Canadian researchers who created Hitchbot as a soc...

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9. 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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10. The Verge Review of Animals: the pink grasshopper
     Published by The Verge on 2015-08-02 at 07:00:02

Mostly in the last couple of years, pink meadow grasshoppers (Chorthippus parallelus) have been sighted by adventurous children in the Belfast hills and Japan. National Geographic's headline was "No, it's not a cocktail" apparently to provid...

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11. India’s Snapdeal, an Amazon Competitor, Raises $500 Million From Alibaba, Foxconn and SoftBank
     Published by Recode on 2015-08-02 at 06:58:28

The investment sharpens the competition between Alibaba and Amazon in India.

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12. Vietnam’s refugees find second chance in Silicon Valley
     Published by CNet on 2015-08-02 at 06:00:05

For Road Trip 2015, CNET went to San Jose, California, to talk with Vietnamese Americans who traveled a long way to get to where they are today.

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13. Review: the 1997 Psion Series 5 personal digital assistant
     Published by The Verge on 2015-08-02 at 09:00:01

No matter how dry and symbolic text might be, the way you write it matters. I’ve spent a large part of my life messing around with different kinds of typewriters, paper, and (as an annoying ancient language-obsessed kid) clay tablets. If my photog...

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14. Inhabitat’s Week in Green: Facebook drones and giant slides
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-08-02 at 08:00:00

Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.

Tesla's Model S got a lot of press when Elon Musk unveiled a "Ludicrous" upgrade...

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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. From the Editor’s Desk: The best $200 you’ll spend …
     Published by Android Central on 2015-08-02 at 07:59:41

In hindsight, it's not all that surprising that the new Moto G is as good at it is. Motorola's gotten really good at the mid-range phone. Better than anyone else, I'd argue. And it's not surprising because Motorola told us a long time ago what its game p...

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17. BMW paying electric car owners to delay charging in Bay Area
     Published by CNet on 2015-08-02 at 07:20:11

Carmaker has teamed up with Pacific Gas & Electric to curb power grid demand by giving i3 drivers gift cards if they charge at off-peak hours.

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18. The best virtual reality apps for iPhone, compatible with Google Cardboard
     Published by Apple Insider on 2015-08-02 at 00:53:00

Before virtual reality headsets become mass-market products, iPhone owners can sample the futuristic technology in a cheap and easy way, thanks to Google Cardboard. AppleInsider offers a rundown of the best VR experiences available to dow...

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19. How to master your fear of failure
     Published by The Next Web on 2015-08-02 at 03:15:32

There’s an aspiring adventurer, entrepreneur or novelist in all of us. Yet when it comes to chasing after our goals and dreams we’re often too scared to take the leap. Fear holds us back. It destroys dreams. It kills productivity and, in all honesty, ...

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20. Businesses can rent a Pepper robot for customer service
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-08-02 at 00:32:00

Folks in Japan might find themselves chatting with Pepper robots in business establishments these coming years. The enterprise version of the gentle-looking humanoid machine will be available for pre-order starting on October 1st, 2015, and busines...

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