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It’s time to save the internet — again

Excellent article from Nilay Patel at The Verge outlines the current state of internet access and explains why the Trump appointed new heads of the FCC wish to do away with net neutrality rules.

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It’s time to save the internet — again

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Why does this keep happening?
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Using the Original iPhone... in 2017

Funny video. By the way I still have a working original iPhone 📱

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Living With the Original iPhone... in 2017

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Back in 2007, the iPhone was revolutionary. But what about using that same phone in 2017? Wall Street Journal's Joanna Stern locked up her iPhone 7 and attempted to make it through the day.

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Perfect Ten

Ten years ago today the original iPhone went on sale.

John Gruber nails the excitement and anticipation we all felt back then. Simply monumental.

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Perfect Ten

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Apple had amazing product introductions before the iPhone, and it’s had a few good ones after. But the iPhone was the only product introduction that felt *impossible*.


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Tech CEO's Faces While Meeting Trump

Their faces say it all.

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See the Look on Tim Cook and Jeff Bezos' Faces When They Met With President Trump

President Donald Trump (2nd L) welcomes members of his American Technology Council, including (L-R) Apple CEO Tim Cook, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

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U.S. President Donald Trump (2nd L) welcomes members of his American Technology Council, including (L-R) Apple CEO Tim Cook, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in the State Dining Room of the White House June 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump met with top leaders…
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The Echo Show’s killer feature

Brilliant use-case. Think they are going to sell a lot of these.

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The Echo Show’s killer feature is next-level FaceTime

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Earlier today, Amazon made its long-rumored screen-based Echo device official. The Echo Show is basically a cuboid Echo with a touchscreen and camera attached to it.

Amazon unveiled the Echo Show, which adds a 7-inch touchscreen as well as the ability to make and receive video calls using a built-in camera.

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Flying Car Prototype

Very Cool

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NY Times

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Kitty Hawk, a Silicon Valley company backed by Larry Page, a Google founder, began testing a prototype over a lake in Northern California.

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Ballmer Unveils USAFacts

Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft today unveiled a database and a website that he and a small army of economists, professors and other professionals have been assembling as part of a stealth start-up over the last three years called USAFacts. The database is perhaps the first nonpartisan effort to create a fully integrated look at revenue and spending across federal, state and local governments.

Want to know how many police officers are employed in various parts of the country and compare that against crime rates? Want to know how much revenue is brought in from parking tickets and the cost to collect? Want to know what percentage of Americans suffer from diagnosed depression and how much the government spends on it? That’s in there. You can slice the numbers in all sorts of ways.

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USAFacts

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We are currently building a first-of-its-kind platform to help interested citizens learn the facts about government in a comprehensive, nonpartisan way.
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Trump promotes coal, others turn to sun

2 lumps of coal for you this Christmas.

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While Trump promotes coal, other countries are turning to cheap sun power

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Nations such as Chile, which aspires to be the “solar Saudi Arabia,” are leading the switch.
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Members of Congress sold us out

Shameful

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The 265 members of Congress who sold you out to ISPs, and how much it cost to buy them

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Republicans in Congress just voted to reverse a landmark FCC privacy rule that opens the door for ISPs to sell customer data. Lawmakers provided no credible reason for this being in the interest of...
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Apple doing something for music

Most wired headphones deliver crappy sound quality anyway. I hate being tethered to a phone via a cable, getting rid of the audio port is a good thing. Wireless is the way to go, period.

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By scrapping your antiquated headphones, Apple is doing something extraordinary for music

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Hear us out.
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Should I Hit ‘Reply All’?

So obvious, but people are sheep.

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When I’m Mistakenly Put on an Email Chain, Should I Hit ‘Reply All’ Asking to Be Removed?

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I did not ask to be put on this list.
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Net Neutrality Upheld by Court

Common Sense Prevails

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Net Neutrality Rules Upheld by Federal Court

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An appeals court panel affirmed the Federal Communications Commission’s rules, including the definition of high-speed internet providers as utilities.
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VHS HD Demo - NY in 1993

Wow, what a time capsule. High Definition Video of New York in 1993. Folks would carry around a camera that weighed a ton to be able to capture high definition video onto special "Digital" VHS tape.

You say not much has changed in 23 years? The clothes are different, no Twin Towers, nobody looking down at their phones. Now everybody carries around a smart phone that can do the same as that huge camera in 1993. :-)

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DTheater DVHS HD Demo - New York in 1993

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Captured from a D-Theater HD DVHS Demo Tape.

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Tesla Model 3

Awesome concept is realized. Sign me up!

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Tesla Model 3 Announced

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Judging from the $200 million in deposits Tesla has already raked in, the Model 3 has quickly found its fans in the last 24 hours.
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Quest to Build the Perfect Team

"In a 2015 study, executives said that profitability increases when workers are persuaded to collaborate more."

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What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team

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New research reveals surprising truths about why some work groups thrive and others falter.
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Lack of Diversity in Tech Industry

Very few Latinos in the hiring process for tech firms.

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Why the Right Degree Is Not Leading More Blacks and Hispanics Into Tech

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There are many more black and Hispanic students majoring in computer science and engineering than work in tech jobs. So why aren’t they being hired?
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Customer Letter from Apple

Well done Apple and Tim Cook. Forcing a company to enable a backdoor would compromise users’ privacy and could allow hacking from bad actors.

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Customer Letter - Apple

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A Message from Apple to their customers
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27 things your iPhone can do

Helpful list of features for iPhone owners

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27 things you didn't know your iPhone could do

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There are tons of hidden features buried in the iPhone's Settings menu among other places.
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"The Late Show" Opening Credits

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert has some truly amazing opening credits. The animation, miniatures, and stop motion photography are awesome. Stop the video every few seconds and look at all the little details.

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"The Late Show" Open Director's Cut

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By now you're probably familiar with filmmaker Fernando Livschitz's gorgeous NYC opening for "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert," but there's a lot more to it...

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Advanced Robots

These robots will take your job quite soon.

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Vocativ

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10 robots that are gunning for your job.

https://www.facebook.com/Vocativ/videos/1131236080221959/
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7 Terrific Holiday Gifts

Great gift ideas from David Pogue

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This year, the world’s stockings will be stuffed with an awful lot of the obvious ones: Amazon Echos, Chromecast Audios, Surface Pros, iPads, and so on.
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Cheat sheet for tech on Thanksgiving

Just send them here and avoid the bother. :-)

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Your cheat sheet for talking about tech this Thanksgiving

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Holiday dinner table talk can be rough. When you’re not slicing up a strange hybrid turkey or serving up dishes of root vegetables, it’s easy to feel as though you’re both moderating a political...
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Push for Diversity in the Tech Industry

At tech conferences and meetings I'm often the only person of color in the room. It's getting better though.

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The lack of people of color in the tech industry is by now well documented. What is not as well known is what some people are trying to do about it.
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Hoverboard Finally in Action

Finally!

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Eulogy for the Long Email

"There’s a real shame in that because there are some things that can only be expressed in something reflective and lengthy.”

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Of the many supposed casualties of the Internet age (attention spans, privacy), one seems sadly certain: the long-form personal email correspondence.
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Building Attention Span

Fascinating article that I believe does point out clear differences that I've noticed in how younger people (my children, their friends, younger relatives, and others) think, learn and react having been exposed to this still relatively new online world in the last 15-20 years.

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Technology-driven losses in attention span are interfering with our ability to become deep and complex people.
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Bluetooth Star Trek communicator

Beam me up, Scotty

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Enterprising company makes Bluetooth Star Trek communicator

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This Bluetooth handset looks like an original Star Trek communicator and will boldly go with any mobile device.


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The Most Awesome Astronaut Ever?

Wearing the Star Trek uniform on the space station. She rocks!

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Is Samantha Cristoforetti the Most Awesome Astronaut Ever?

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Or is she one of a new wave of ISS staff who wield social media tools with the skill of the Kardashians?


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Disruptive Tech

In the NY Times today, Tom Friedman talks about disruptive technologies and mentions the following fascinating quote below from Tom Goodwin, an executive at Havas Media, whose wrote an essay on March 3 on Techcrunch.com

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The Battle Is For The Customer Interface

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"Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Facebook, the world’s most popular media owner, creates no content. Alibaba, the most valuable retailer, has no inventory. And Airbnb, the world’s largest accommodation provider, owns no real estate. Something interesting is happening."
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Patek Philippe 5270G

Think I like this device a whole lot more than the Apple Watch:

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Living with Apple Watch and Usher Syndrome

Technology, when done right, can be life-changing and create opportunities to open closed doors.

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It's amazing what technology is capable of doing when you wear it.
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Takes pay cut to raise salaries, business booms

Bravo

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Right after announcing he was taking a pay cut to raise employees' salaries, business is booming.

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Here's a story to show your boss. When it comes to taking care of his employees, Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price is going above and beyond (and business has never been better).
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Lawsuits Filed Against Net Neutrality Rules

and the fight in court begins... 

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First Lawsuits Filed Against the F.C.C.'s 'Net Neutrality' Rules

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The first lawsuits over the agency’s new rules for Internet regulation were filed on Monday, sooner than expected and months before the rules are expected to take effect.
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Meerkat raises $12 million

Cool app, but a major bandwidth and battery hog.

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Meerkat, the live-streaming app that has Twitter going crazy, just raised $12 million

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$12 million at a $40 million valuation.
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Tesla can open up to 4 dealerships in NJ

Now I just gotta hit the lottery. :-)

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Tesla can open no more than four dealerships in New Jersey

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Tesla might be able to resume sales in New Jersey, but it’s still banned from doing so in Virginia, Arizona, Texas and Michigan.
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TypeSnippets - iOS Keyboard

Trying out #TypeSnippets! It's the iOS keyboard that types for me -- I’ll never have to re-type my email address or phone number again. Try it for free!

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TypeSnippets -- The iOS Keyboard that types for You

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TypeSnippets
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Bill Gates and the World in 2030

Fascinating

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Bill Gates Interview

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Bill Gates on how the world will change by 2030.

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Alexa and The Connected Home

One step closer. Now if only we can get her to control the Nest thermostat, the Hue lights and the stove, fridge, garage, etc. and we will be on our way to a truly connected home.

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The Song

Sentimental Video from Apple

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The Song

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With a Mac, iPhone or iPad you have the power to create thoughtful, emotional gifts and memories that transcend time. It could be a movie, a homemade card or...



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DropZone

Dropzone 3 is a very cool utility for enhancing the built-in ability of Mac OS X to drag and drop files.

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It sits in the OS X Menu Bar, and when you click it, a drop-down window unfurls, with shortcuts to apps and folders, as well as built-in actions you can click to share a file on Twitter, Facebook, and practically anywhere on your computer including Dropbox, Google Drive, etc. It also has the ability to add custom actions through scripting.


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I find it very handy and recommend it for Mac users. It’s $4.99 in the Mac App Store.

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Apple iPhone Will Fail...

Now this was an interesting prediction. :-)

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Apple iPhone Will Fail in a Late, Defensive Move: Matthew Lynn - Bloomberg

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Few products have been launched with such a blizzard of publicity as Apple Inc.'s iPhone.
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Amazon Echo

Redefinition of the "home computer." Fascinating.

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Amazon Echo - Official site - Request an invitation

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Amazon Echo is designed around your voice. Ask it for music, news, weather, information, and more. Get answers instantly. Learn more.
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The worst company in America?

Definitely a monopoly

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The worst company in America?

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Can anyone stop Comcast? Comcast’s corporate headquarters, Comcast Center, is the tallest building in Philadelphia. It’s covered in mirrors, which makes it the perfect metaphor for the company, one former employee says; no...

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Navdy feels like driving in the future

HUD displays are so cool

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Navdy feels like driving in the future

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Navdy's magical head up display projects information as if it's floating six feet in front of you. Manage your navigation, calls and apps with voice and simple hand gestures. In the car you already have.


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Lamborghini Museum Street View

Lamborghini Museum in Italy

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via Google Maps Street View

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Lamborghini Museum in Italy Via Google Maps Street View
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Comcastic service disconnection

Please, Please, Please disconnect our service!

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Comcastic service disconnection

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Please note: this conversation starts about 10 minutes in -- by this point my wife and I are both completely flustered by the oppressiveness of the rep. So! Last week my wife called to disconnect...
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This 'Back to the Future' hoverboard will blow your mind

Really wanted this to be true in my lifetime. :-)

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This 'Back to the Future' hoverboard will blow your mind

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Trust us: If hoverboards were as real as this one from a mysterious company called HUVr, the world really would be changed forever. Or at the very least, it would be way more fun. Read this article by Nick Statt on CNET News.
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Animated iWatch Concept Is the Most Realistic You've Ever Seen

I'd probably buy this if it were real.

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Animated iWatch Concept Is the Most Realistic You've Ever Seen

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A professional interface designer has used his skills to create the most practical and realistic iWatch concept we've seen to date.
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The 30-Year-Old Macintosh and a Lost Conversation With Steve Jobs

Insanely Great Indeed

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The 30-Year-Old Macintosh and a Lost Conversation With Steve Jobs

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To celebrate the 30 year anniversary or the Mac, Steven Levy, the author of a book on the computer, is releasing an unseen and raw interview with Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple.
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MLB owners OK expanded replay for 2014

About time!

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MLB owners OK expanded replay for 2014

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Major League Baseball's owners unanimously approved expanded instant replay for the 2014 season and postseason on Thursday at the conclusion of the quarterly owners meetings in Paradise Valley, Ariz.
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Web New Year’s Eve Parties Abound

Celebrating Virtually is Becoming a Trend

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Web New Year’s Eve Parties Abound

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For New Year’s Eve shut-ins, the web provides festive opportunities.
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If Only You Had Your Real Camera

Good article; I agree wholeheartedly. The best camera is the one you have with you. More often then not it's my iPhone 5S. I find that it is more than good enough and can take great photos, and my fancy Micro Four-Thirds camera and lenses sit at home unless I make a concerted effort on using it at a planned event.

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If Only You Had Your Real Camera

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I love photography. I love looking at beautiful works of art, on sites such as 500px or Flickr. On occasion, I also very…
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Top Products in Two Decades of Tech Reviews

Excellent list. I agree with 10 out of the twelve products listed. I was an early adopter of almost all of these products over the years. I believe Facebook and Twitter have been influential, but don't really belong on this list. They weren't game changers like the others were.

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Top Products in Two Decades of Tech Reviews

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Walt Mossberg on the dozen personal-technology products that were the most influential over two decades of reviews.
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Amazon Prime Air

Only Amazon can pull this off.

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Amazon Prime Air

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The goal of this new delivery system is to get packages into customers' hands in 30 minutes or less using unmanned aerial vehicles.
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Fracture - Glass Photos

What a cool Christmas gift

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Fracture | Glass Photos

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Fracture allows you to print your pictures directly on pure glass.
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Faster and safer than typing a password

Love innovative mobile apps like this

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Faster and safer than typing a password. Just Knock. For iPhone + Mac.

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A faster, safer way to sign in. You keep your iPhone with you all the time. Now you can use it as a password. You never have to open the app— just knock on your phone twice, even when it’s in your pocket, and you're in.
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The iOS Controlled Bug

Great, just what everyone needs.

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The iOS Controlled Bug

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TUAW is your source for Apple news, tips, reviews and how-tos.
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5 tips to make your Facebook account safer

Here's the deal: I value my privacy and if you are publishing publicly on Facebook, then I won't ever click "like" on anything you post. Follow the tips listed here and change your privacy settings. You wouldn't just go up to a stranger in the street and start telling them about your life, so why would you want them to see your Facebook profile and timeline?

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5 tips to make your Facebook account safer

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Help better safeguard your Facebook profile with these 5 quick tips.
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And Then Steve Said, ‘Let There Be an iPhone’

Fascinating article about the lead-up to the original iPhone

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And Then Steve Said, ‘Let There Be an iPhone’

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An age of darkness ended with a searing light, which shook the earth, and the great device was rendered unto thee.
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The iPhone 5s's Fingerprint Scanner Was Hacked, but I'm Not Worried

Jeez if somebody goes to that much trouble, they can have my phone.

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The iPhone 5s's Fingerprint Scanner Was Hacked, but I'm Not Worried



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Yes, Apple’s Touch ID can be fooled — by a determined attacker with the time and resources to do it.
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Join Dropbox!

Still one of the best ways to share digital files with friends, family and colleagues.

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Rob Montanez has invited you to join Dropbox!

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Always have your stuff when you need it with Dropbox. Sign up for free!
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iOS: A visual history

Well-done, detailed visual history of the iOS platform

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iOS: A visual history

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In what is widely regarded as his greatest presentation ever, Apple's Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone to the world on January 10th, 2007. In the five-plus years since then, the iPhone, iPad, and...
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Used Just A Bit?

Well-worn iPhone

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E-ZPasses Get Read All Over New York (Not Just At Toll Booths)

Always thought they could track us this way.

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E-ZPasses Get Read All Over New York (Not Just At Toll Booths)

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A New Jersey man did an analysis of the many ways his car could be tracked and stumbled upon something rather interesting: his E-ZPass, which he obtained for the purpose of paying tolls, was being used...
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Gold, Baby


iPhone 5S

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18 Refrigerator Magnets of iPhone Icons

How cool are these for only $4?


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18 Refrigerator Magnets of iPhone Icons

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Refrigerator Magnets..... 18 Fridge Magnets..... iPhone Icons
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Jeff Bezos

Fascinating fellow; amazing company

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Expecting the Unexpected From Jeff Bezos

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At Amazon.com, he has upended industries. Now he promises change at The Washington Post. If his history is a guide, he will have all the laughs.
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