1. LG Watch Urbane review: The best of the motley wearable crew
     Published by Android Central on 2015-05-09 at 09:47:40

"Make a nice smartwatch. But don't make it too nice." That's sort of the working line you figure was floating around during development of the LG Watch Urbane. Like the LG G Watch R before it, this model can actually pass as a traditional timepiece, at l...

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2. Mozilla launches Firefox OS phones in Morocco and Senegal
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-05-09 at 05:48:00

Firefox OS might be in a distant fourth place (or further?) here domestically, but Mozilla sees plenty of value for it in emerging countries. Specifically? Senegal and Madagascar in Africa, where it recently partnered with French telecom Orange to la...

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3. Russia and China promise not to hack each other
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-05-09 at 02:21:00

Russia and China have further solidified their growing friendship this week by making a cybersecurity pact. According to The Wall Street Journal, the two countries have sworn not to launch cyberattacks against each other. They've also agreed to an ex...

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4. Google Play can now allow users to pre-register for upcoming app releases
     Published by Android Central on 2015-05-09 at 09:43:49

App developers are now starting to allow Google Play Store users to pre-register for upcoming apps before they are released.  If you have ever wanted to get an alert about when an Android app is being released in the Google Play Store, app developers now ...

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5. AZ town hides license plate readers in dozens of fake cacti
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-05-09 at 09:12:00

City officials from Paradise Valley, Arizona have reportedly set up an array of license plate readers, hidden within fake cacti no less, throughout the wealthy Phoenix suburb. Problem is, officials can't seem to explain if the devices are currently i...

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6. The NSA named one of its top-secret programs Skynet
     Published by The Verge on 2015-05-09 at 09:57:57

Skynet is real. Well, kinda. According to the latest report from Glenn Greenwald's site The Intercept, the NSA has (or had) a secret program called Skynet. Unlike the Terminator version, which was a computer system that went rogue and attempte...

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7. Minority Report is being turned into a TV series on Fox
     Published by The Verge on 2015-05-09 at 08:32:00

Did the precogs see this one coming? Minority Report is being turned into a TV show, and Fox has officially picked up the series after ordering a pilot back in January. The show will take place ten years after the events of the Tom Cruise film...

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8. Running Old Mac II Software on a Smartwatch Is a Great and Terrible Idea
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-05-09 at 07:00:00

When Macintosh II debuted in 1987, it was the first color display for Apple computers. It was a software leap forward to be sure, and now it fits on your wrist—if that’s something you want.Read more...

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9. Shooting a Laser at a Planet, But Not To Blow it Up
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-05-09 at 07:30:00

This breathtaking photo shows the intense orange beam of a new 22-watt laser pointed at the planet Saturn. Wait, isn’t this like the shocking scene in Star Wars where the Death Star’s superlaser completely annihilated planet Alderaan?Read more...

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10. Recommended Reading: Wearing Google Glass every day for two years
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-05-09 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.




Two Years Through the Loo...

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11. 60 free tools for modern storytellers
     Published by The Next Web on 2015-05-09 at 02:21:04

This post first appeared on Medium. In the Web age, being an exquisite wordsmith sadly no longer guarantees people are going to read you write. The writer today must also master photography, SEO, coding, and how to extract money from commissioning editors...

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12. 13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-05-09 at 08:08:27

 We’re back from Disrupt NY, where we stayed up all night for the Hackathon, conducted numerous on-stage interviews with tech figures and heard from hundreds of startups on the products they’re building. We congratulate the Hackathon winn...

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13. Peter Thiel Is Wrong About Lean Startups
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-05-09 at 09:00:10

 Before I dive into the many ways that Peter Thiel gets the lean methodology as wrong as a glowing review of 50 Shades of Grey, let me say this: He is one incredibly savvy dude. Most of the time, Thiel undoubtedly deserves his confidence in his busin...

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14. The Writer Behind the Weirdest Tech Erotica You’ve Ever Read
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-05-09 at 08:00:00

Have you wondered what it’s like to get fucked by the Apple Watch?Read more...

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15. The most amazing GTA 5 video stars a flying chimp with a gun that fires cars, not bullets
     Published by Polygon on 2015-05-09 at 09:00:02

It's a good thing that Rockstar is cool with PC mods. Otherwise, we wouldn't see amazing things like the video above, which distills everything brilliant and insane about Grand Theft Auto 5 mods into a 40-second clip.
Press play above to see Y...

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16. Can You Fear Me Now?
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-05-09 at 07:00:24

 I write to you from Aqaba, Jordan, a town made famous when conquered by “Lawrence of Arabia” and Abdullah bin al-Hussein 99 years ago, at a confluence where today four nations divide a mere 25 miles of coastline. So I have travel much on...

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17. Rolls-Royce’s new fashion-inspired Wraith is haute couture on wheels
     Published by The Verge on 2015-05-09 at 08:11:02

There was a very specific palette of vocabulary at this week's unveiling of the new Rolls-Royce Wraith Inspired by Fashion. Luxury. Couture. Silk. Soft. Style. Bespoke. These words were echoed time and time again as the relatively small gath...

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18. My Kids Have No Idea What I’m Talking About
     Published by Wired on 2015-05-09 at 05:00:51

"I know I seem kind of distracted sometimes, but you kids are two of my favorite beta testers."
The post My Kids Have No Idea What I’m Talking About appeared first on WIRED.

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19. Add grip to your Galaxy S4 with these durable skin cases — only $1.95 today!
     Published by Android Central on 2015-05-09 at 07:00:25

Made of a highly durable TPU material that feels great when gripped, the Mobi Soft Shell Case features anti-slip properties that give your Galaxy S4 more grip on all types of surfaces. Plus, it has a special anti-dust coating and cut-outs for all features...

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20. Goodbye, SaaS — hello, Containers-as-a-Service
     Published by Venture Beat on 2015-05-09 at 09:00:23

Guest: Although we are now living in a SaaS heaven with all of the benefits of software that is always available and up-to-date, we are also beginning to see the SaaS hell naysayers were warning us about.

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