1. Gold-plating the Apple Watch (pictures)
     Published by CNet on 2015-06-04 at 09:53:47

We caught up with a London company to see how they add gold-plating to the Apple Watch for an extra bit of bling.

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2. Yahoo to shut down its Maps site
     Published by CNet on 2015-06-04 at 16:16:37

The tech giant is closing down the product after eight years, as the company realigns resources for other products.

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3. Adorable 8-year-old boy spent 2 years growing his hair for cancer patients
     Published by Daily Dot on 2015-06-04 at 08:44:19

Two years ago, Christian McPhilamy saw a commercial for St. Jude's Children's Hospital. He knew he had to help.

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4. Sheryl Sandberg’s Post on Late Husband Sets Off Meditations on Grief
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-06-04 at 09:29:53

Sheryl Sandberg's post on her late husband, Dave Goldberg, marking the end of a 30-day mourning period, has sparked numerous meditations on grief.

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5. Apple TV required for full smart-home Siri experience
     Published by CNet on 2015-06-04 at 14:24:46

Want to control your living room lights with Siri when away from home? You'll need an Apple TV box and Lutron's new HomeKit hub. Bridget Carey explains how Apple's smart-home system can get complicated.

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8. Google Street View now takes you under the sea
     Published by CNet on 2015-06-04 at 09:26:04

The new underwater panoramic views not only reveal the beauty beneath the sea but also call attention to the damage being done to Earth's oceans by climate change, pollution and overfishing.

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9. Facebook launches stripped down ‘Facebook Lite’ for developing countries
     Published by CNet on 2015-06-04 at 14:12:31

The world's largest social network creates an app for lower-performance phones and people without access to speedy cellular signals.

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10. How do you weigh the Milky Way anyway?
     Published by CNet on 2015-06-04 at 10:25:20

A team of astronomers has calculated the weight of the Milky Way to a high degree of precision by observing stars outside the galactic disc.

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11. Gawker Media Votes To Unionize
     Published by Gawker on 2015-06-04 at 06:19:00

Yesterday, more than 100 Gawker Media editorial employees voted on the question of whether to be represented by the Writers Guild of America, East for the purpose of collective bargaining—that is, whether we want to form a union. The results are in. Rea...

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12. Funding Doesn’t Buy Traffic for Media Companies
     Published by The Information on 2015-06-04 at 09:00:16

Outside capital has been flowing into digital media companies, pumping up valuations and forcing media executives to question what future exits will look like.

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13. Remember How the First Thing Ever Sold Online Was a Baggie of Weed?
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-06-04 at 07:10:00

Online drug sales gained notoriety thanks to the Silk Road market, but the buying and selling of illegal mood-altering substances through computers goes a lot farther back. In fact, the very first online transaction was a drug deal. Read more...

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15. Nokia updates its HERE offline maps data with ‘millions’ of changes
     Published by Android Central on 2015-06-04 at 08:22:44

Users of Nokia's HERE maps app can now download a big update for its offline maps with "millions" of changes and improvements.  Even as Nokia is reportedly thinking about selling its HERE maps division, the company continues to offer updates to its HERE m...

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17. For the first time, scientists create a lab-grown limb
     Published by CNet on 2015-06-04 at 00:18:07

A team of researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital has grown a rat limb in a lab -- paving the way forward for bioengineered human transplants.

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18. Google brings automatic pausing for Flash content to Chrome desktop beta
     Published by Android Central on 2015-06-04 at 14:24:10

Google is looking to better your laptop's battery life by automatically pausing any unnecessary Flash content in Chrome.  Google announced that it has worked with Adobe to bring a new feature to its Chrome desktop browser that automatically pauses Flash c...

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19. A Handy Guide to Every Robot Competing In This Weekend’s DARPA Challenge
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-06-04 at 08:30:00

Having trouble telling Japan’s JAXON from Germany’s Johnny 05? If you have any hope of following along with the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals this weekend, you’re going to need to get up to speed on every robot competing. Read more...

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20. Which edition of Windows 10 will you get for free?
     Published by CNet on 2015-06-04 at 08:20:23

Those of you running Windows 7 or 8.1 will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 Home or Pro for free come July 25. But exactly which of two new editions will land on your PC?

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