1. When are expensive cables worth it?
     Published by CNet on 2015-06-20 at 10:25:49

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. Amazon looks to improve customer-reviews system with machine learning
     Published by CNet on 2015-06-20 at 10:47:11

The e-commerce giant creates a new in-house tool designed to make its customer-reviews setup more up-to-date and helpful.

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3. 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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4. Know your Minimum Winning Game for startup success
     Published by Venture Beat on 2015-06-20 at 15:00:17

GUEST: It's surprising how frequently entrepreneurs struggle when potential investors ask them a simple question: "What are you going to accomplish with this round of financing?"

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6. If ‘Star Wars’ ships crashed into major world cities (pictures)
     Published by CNet on 2015-06-20 at 07:00:02

The Millennium Falcon in New York? An Imperial TIE Fighter in London? That's the world imagined in this captivating digital-art series by French designer Nicolas Amiard.

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7. Google to shut the door on ‘revenge porn’
     Published by CNet on 2015-06-20 at 13:32:22

The Internet powerhouse says it will take steps to clean "intensely personal and emotionally damaging" images from its search results.

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8. 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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9. Microsoft is giving away Windows 10 to anyone who tests it
     Published by The Verge on 2015-06-20 at 10:26:58

While there was some confusion over Microsoft giving away Windows 10 to pirates, the software giant is now being clear about its free upgrade plans for Windows 10. We already know that Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users will get Windows 10 as a fr...

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10. I Played Minecraft With Microsoft’s HoloLens, And It Was Pretty Awesome
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-06-20 at 11:20:00

When Microsoft said you’d be able to make Minecraft worlds appear in your living room
  with its new HoloLens headset, perhaps you squealed in glee. Or perhaps you wrote it off as smoke and mirrors—not reality. Guess what? I just played it. Everything...

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11. Polygon Live: Rise of the Tomb Raider
     Published by Polygon on 2015-06-20 at 15:00:02

Rise of the Tomb Raider is an important step in the franchise for Crystal Dynamics. Can they follow-up successfully on their well received reboot of the franchise? Can they make good with the PlayStation 4 owners who will have to wait to get th...

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12. 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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13. 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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15. Uber says no guns in cars, period
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-06-20 at 11:49:00

Drivers and passengers can no longer carry guns on Uber rides, even if they have a legal permit. Uber previously allowed partners to drive with guns, as long as they "abide(d) by local, state, and federal laws." The transportation company told the Ne...

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16. Everything you need to know about the ‘Game of Thrones’ universe
     Published by CNet on 2015-06-20 at 15:56:03

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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17. 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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18. WhatsApp and AT&T Fail to Keep Our Data Safe, New Study Finds
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-06-20 at 14:00:00

Concerned about NSA snooping? Better get rid of WhatsApp and AT&T. That, at least, is one takeaway from the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s annual “Who Has Your Back?” scorecard, which tells us which tech companies are doing a reasonable job pr...

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20. 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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