1. SpaceX’s Mars travel posters make us want to explore the red planet
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-05-16 at 06:14:00

SpaceX has released a few Mars travel posters in the same vein as NASA's vintage exoplanet ones, and they're making us sad we were born too early for space exploration. Valles Marineris the "land of Martian chasms and craters," as the poster says, is...

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2. Using Technology To Humanize Finance
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-05-16 at 04:00:44

 “Banking is necessary – banks are not.” Bill Gates said this in 1994. It was a bold statement to make at the time, and one that some have associated with the start of a transformation in financial technology. Now, two decades later...

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3. The Internet’s Physical Backbone is Maxing Out
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-05-16 at 08:00:00

Earlier this week, we heard reports that we’re on the verge of running out of internet, specifically, out of IPv4 addresses. Now, it seems, we may be hitting another, more serious internet wall: The cables.Read more...

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4. Recommended Reading: The making of a self-driving semitruck
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-05-16 at 07:30:00

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.




How Daimler Built the Wor...

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5. These bladeless wind turbines shake to generate electricity
     Published by The Verge on 2015-05-16 at 09:44:02

Farms dotted with the gigantic spinning blades of wind turbines have become a standard sight on long-distance road trips, but what if there was another way to capture energy from the wind? A startup out of Spain is working on that very idea. Th...

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6. Infosys CEO On Mission To Transform His Company Into Design Thinkers
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-05-16 at 07:05:00

 What he means by that is thinking beyond the boundaries of the defined process to look for something new — to think more like a startup. Sikka says his first nine months have been amazing, but very different from his experience working at SAP...

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9. Twenty years ago, Sega rushed out the Saturn, dooming its console business
     Published by Polygon on 2015-05-16 at 09:29:56

This week marked the 20th anniversary of Sega's startling E3 1995 announcement that the Sega Saturn was already on shelves in North America, ahead of its planned September launch. The rush job sealed the device's doom, and triggered Sega's decl...

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10. These weed-infused K-cups are the ultimate Keurig hack
     Published by Daily Dot on 2015-05-16 at 07:00:00

THC-infused coffee, straight from your Keurig.

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11. Two Asian bank websites held ransom for bitcoin
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-05-16 at 01:21:00

One of the problems with virtual currency is that when it's robbed from a bank, it's going to take an awful lot of work to make it look exciting in a movie. So I feel for future filmmakers who have to dramatize something like the recent Chinese cyber...

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12. FBI says researcher may have adjusted airplane controls from in-flight entertainment system
     Published by The Verge on 2015-05-16 at 08:48:49

A security researcher told the FBI in February he was able to commandeer a plane's control system mid-flight, according to a warrant application filed last month. The researcher, Chris Roberts, was banned from all United Airlines flights in A...

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13. Silicon Valley Is Letting Go of Its Techie Island Fantasies
     Published by Wired on 2015-05-16 at 05:00:57

Silicon Valley once dreamed of self-made micronations where entrepreneurs could flourish. But building a government, it turns out, isn't as easy as starting a company.
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14. The psychology behind color
     Published by The Next Web on 2015-05-16 at 07:35:14

If you squash every scene from the The Matrix into one image you’ll get something that looks like an old fuzzy TV screen. Look a little closer though and you’ll see the entire movie unfold, all without watching a single scene. As you scan from left...

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15. Why I’m Still Wearing My Apple Watch
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-05-16 at 09:05:24

 It gets notifications right. I’ve worn multiple Android Wear devices as well as a Pebble. I’ve also seen other devices like Martian and Geak come and go and none of them did exactly what smartwatches are supposed to do: send me notificat...

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16. After Revolution 2.0
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-05-16 at 07:00:16

 Remember 2011? The Arab Spring, a.k.a. “Revolution 2.0″? Four governments were overthrown, and the stage was set for further social-media-fuelled protests: Brazil. Ukraine. Turkey. It seems awfully apparent, now, that Facebook and Twitte...

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17. I backed up 24,280 photos to Google Drive. What happened next blew my mind
     Published by Venture Beat on 2015-05-16 at 00:01:57

You don't expect Google to surprise and delight you. This time, it really did.

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18. Tencent Leads $750K Investment In Wound-Care Startup, Tissue Analytics
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-05-16 at 09:00:03

 Another investment for Chinese Internet giant Tencent: it’s led a $750,000 seed funding round in Baltimore-based Tissue Analytics, alongside existing investor DreamIt Health — the Philadelphia-based accelerator program for medtech startu...

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20. Konami cheers Nevada law allowing skill-based gambling machines.
     Published by Polygon on 2015-05-16 at 08:11:13

Konami appears to be getting out of the traditional video games business and pushing its gambling properties more, a move that should get a lot easier and more profitable after a law Nevada passed this week.
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