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Recommended Reading: 'Lucy's' bad science and space movie inaccuracies
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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. Lucy’s Based on Bad…

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Audio tech upstart DTS takes on Wi-Fi speaker juggernaut Sonos
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Wireless speaker tech market gets feisty Audio tech supplier DTS is taking on Sonos’ wireless speakers with its Play-Fi tech, which it claims employs open and lossless audio technology.…

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Indie ISP gives customers a ‘Netflix Warning’
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The side of Net Neutrality you don’t often hear A pioneering American community ISP is telling customers that Netflix should spend more time improving its technology, more money on its network – and less energy on lobbying in Washington DC.…

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These smart shoes vibrate to point you in the right direction
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One of the best uses for wearable technology is to help you get around without being hunched over your smartphone. Google Glass and smartwatches do this, but you’re still staring at a screen instead of enjoying the scenery. That’s all set to change…

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NVIDIA Launches Tegra K1-Based SHIELD Tablet, Wireless Controller
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MojoKid (1002251) writes NVIDIA just officially announced the SHIELD Tablet (powered by their Tegra K1 SoC) and SHIELD wireless controller. As the SHIELD branding implies, the new SHIELD tablet and wireless controller builds upon the previously-released, Android-based SHIELD portable to bring a gaming-oriented tablet to consumers. The SHIELD Tablet and wireless controller are somewhat of […]

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Explaining Continuity: The tech tying iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite together
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Continuity changes how your iPhones, iPads, and Macs interact with one another. Let’s look at the technology underneath all these features. Apple Apple wants you to buy Apple devices. It insists, mostly successfully, that computers, tablets, and phones are fully separate product categories with separate use cases and that “you should be able to use […]

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The Man Who’ll Stop at Nothing to Bring Free Internet to the World
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The fight to bring the entire planet online has reached new extremes. On one hand, we have Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Internet.org, the non-profit he founded to bring the developing world online through drone and satellite technology. On the other, we have Google, which is spending millions to acquire its own drone and satellite […]

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Fear a terrifying killer robot revolution? GET A GRIP: Boffins invent cyborg hand for humans
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Now you can unscrew that jam jar, fight off androids Photo  A team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a powered glove equipped with two robotic fingers that is designed to augment the puny flesh and bone accouterments that adorn our human hands.…

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Dell Now Accepts Bitcoin For All Online U.S. Purchases
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 Dell now accepts bitcoin in the United States for online purchases of its products. The move is a win for CoinBase, which today on its blog announced that it was the integration partner for the personal computing company. Overstock.com and online technology marketplace TigerDirect also accept the cryptocurrency. The price of bitcoin, long a driver […]

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