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I have an SNES Classic Edition, and it rulesI%20have%20an%20SNES%20Classic%20Edition%2C%20and%20it%26nbsp%3Brulesdevin

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:51:58 +0000

(image)  Just in time for a weekend during which I had already planned to do nothing productive, a small package from Nintendo containing what will likely be its hottest item since the NES Classic Edition… which is to say, of course, the SNES Classic Edition. Read More(image)

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CRISPR breakthrough could drop miscarriage ratesCRISPR%20breakthrough%20could%20drop%20miscarriage%26nbsp%3BratesBaby girl (2-5 months) lying on bedsarahbuhr

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:14:46 +0000

(image)  Gene-editing technology CRISPR has revealed a clue in how human embryos begin to develop, possibly reducing the risk of miscarriage in those crucial first few weeks of pregnancy. CRISPR Cas9 can modify or snip out genetic defects thought to contribute to miscarriage, but until now it wasn’t clear why some embryos continued to form into a fetus and others did not. Read More(image)

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iPhone 8 and 8 Plus cameras get top marks from testing outfit DxOMarkiPhone%208%20and%208%20Plus%20cameras%20get%20top%20marks%20from%20testing%20outfit%26nbsp%3BDxOMarkiphone8_007devin

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:06:09 +0000

(image)  If our review didn’t convince you that the cameras in the latest iPhones are something special, perhaps DxOMark’s lab-heavy evaluation process will do the trick. The camera testing site unequivocally states that the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have the best smartphone cameras it’s ever tested — though they aren’t without their flaws. Read More(image)

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Facebook drops no-vote stock plan, Zuck will sell shares to fund philanthropyFacebook%20drops%20no-vote%20stock%20plan%2C%20Zuck%20will%20sell%20shares%20to%20fund%26nbsp%3Bphilanthropyzuckerbergjoshsc

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:43:07 +0000

(image)  Mark Zuckerberg has gotten so rich that he can fund his philanthropic foundation and retain voting control without Facebook having to issue a proposed non-voting class of stock that faced shareholder resistance. Today Facebook announced that it’s withdrawn its plan to issue Class C no-vote stock and has resolved the shareholder lawsuit seeking to block the corporate governance overhaul. Read More(image)

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How tbh hit #1 by turning anonymity positiveHow%20tbh%20hit%20%231%20by%20turning%20anonymity%26nbsp%3BpositiveTBH appjoshsc

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:25:50 +0000

(image)  The innovation of tbh, teen-speak for To Be Honest, was getting rid of the typing. Whether asking or answering questions, open text fields invite abuse when combined with anonymity. Even an innocuous question like “What do you think of me?” can lead to mean-spirited comments if responders don’t have their names, and therefore any accountability, attached. Read More(image)

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Google launches crowdsourced TV show and movie reviews, but only in IndiaGoogle%20launches%20crowdsourced%20TV%20show%20and%20movie%20reviews%2C%20but%20only%20in%26nbsp%3BIndiagoogle search app iossarahintampa

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:51:34 +0000

(image)  Google has added a new feature that allows web users to contribute their own movie and television reviews right within Google search results – a step towards the possible implementation of Google’s own Rotten Tomatoes or IMDB-like reviews service. But before you get too excited about this, be aware that the feature is currently only available in India. The addition was first spotted… Read More(image)

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Automated telemedicine is coming, for everyoneAutomated%20telemedicine%20is%20coming%2C%20for%26nbsp%3Beveryonebrain wavesdavidalanriggs

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:00:56 +0000

(image)  The irony of strict regulation is that while it drives up the quality of care, it also drives up costs, making it unreachable for those without health insurance. The fact that few for-profit screening services exist outside of health insurance ecosystems suggests the cost of FDA approval makes it prohibitively expensive to develop low-cost solutions. This leaves no options for the poor. Read More(image)

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TC’s Original Content podcast watches the Emmys and goes to DisruptTechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2014anthha

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:58:02 +0000

(image)  This week, we’re mixing up the format on TechCrunch’s Original Content podcast. Your hosts Darrell Etherington and Anthony Ha were both at the Disrupt SF conference this week, which meant that they were able to record the news recap in person. We discussed Hulu’s big victories at the Emmy Awards, other Emmy wins for Netflix and Hulu and CBS’ new Star Trek series,… Read More(image)

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iTunes finally offers 48-hour rentals in the USiTunes%20finally%20offers%2048-hour%20rentals%20in%20the%26nbsp%3BUS4k_screen_and_appletvmdickey

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:24:06 +0000

(image)  Praise the Apple gods. If you rent a movie on iTunes in the U.S., you now have 48 hours to watch it. And you can watch the movie as much as you want during that 48-hour window. As always, you have 30 days to start watching the movie. iTunes has previously offered 48-hour rentals elsewhere throughout the world, but the rules were different in the U.S. Up until now, you had to power through… Read More(image)

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How to run a token saleHow%20to%20run%20a%20token%26nbsp%3Bsalebitcoin-securities-icojohn

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:00:07 +0000

(image)  Seed funding is drying up. Accelerators are scrambling for revenue. Things are changing drastically in the startup ecosystem. So how do you raise money when your product needs more than some Django code and an AWS instance? You run an ICO, right? Read More(image)

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Logitech’s MX Ergo made me a trackball convertLogitech%26%238217%3Bs%20MX%20Ergo%20made%20me%20a%20trackball%26nbsp%3Bconvert147A4192etherin

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:54:14 +0000

(image)  Some geeks of my vintage have a nostalgic fondness for trackballs, but I never managed to form such an association. Instead, I’ve been pretty much a dedicated mouse user since the mouse first became an option. But Logitech’s MX Ergo wireless trackball has changed all that – and I’m not sure I’ll ever go back. The new trackball has some highlight features including… Read More(image)

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Despite all odds, Hyperloop One just raised another $85 millionDespite%20all%20odds%2C%20Hyperloop%20One%20just%20raised%20another%20%2485%26nbsp%3Bmillionhyperloop one fav podconnieloizos

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:30:34 +0000

(image)  Hyperloop One, a three-year-old, L.A.-based company working to create near-supersonic trains that can whisk both passengers and cargo in giant pneumatic tubes at speeds of many hundreds of miles per hour, has raised $85 million in fresh funding, as first reported in Recode. Read More(image)

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Netflix adds HDR support on iOS for iPhone 8, iPhone X and 2017 iPad ProNetflix%20adds%20HDR%20support%20on%20iOS%20for%20iPhone%208%2C%20iPhone%20X%20and%202017%20iPad%26nbsp%3BPro147A4191etherin

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:26:41 +0000

(image)  Netflix has updated its iOS application with HDR support for newer devices, including the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, as well as the forthcoming iPhone X. It also works on the iPad Pro 12.9 and 10.5 from 2017, if you happen to have one of those devices. Netflix HDR streaming requires a premium subscription plan, as well as more recent hardware. Some of the newest Android phones have already offered… Read More(image)

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Reelgood’s app for cord cutters helps you find something new to watchReelgood%26%238217%3Bs%20app%20for%20cord%20cutters%20helps%20you%20find%20something%20new%20to%26nbsp%3BwatchIMG_3965sarahintampa

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:03:26 +0000

(image)  Reelgood, a service aimed at helping cord cutters find new shows and movies to watch from across streaming services, is now available on mobile devices. The company this week launched on iOS – its first mobile application – which allows you to search and browse content from over 250 streaming services, including those that are available to stream for free with ads. After abandoning… Read More(image)

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iPhone 8 and Apple Watch Series 3 hit stores todayiPhone%208%20and%20Apple%20Watch%20Series%203%20hit%20stores%26nbsp%3Btodayiphone8_011bheater

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:56:15 +0000

(image)  A week and a half after being unveiled on stage at the new Steve Jobs Theater, the iPhone 8/8 Plus and Apple Watch Series 3 have hit just hit store shelves. As ever, eager fans were queued up at stores across the globe to be among the first to get their hands on the new products, though a number of outlets are reporting that the crowd size is significantly sparser than past launches. According… Read More(image)

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Music and MuzakMusic%20and%20Muzakround speaker grilljohn

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:42:06 +0000

(image)  We are facing a firehose. Data spews at us from all angles, inundating us with ideas, culture, and creativity. We produce terabytes of information a year, changing the world as we know it. We are the most culturally aware generations in existence. Or are we? An interesting recent post on Marginal Revolution post gives lie to the idea that the world is moving faster than ever. In fact, they… Read More(image)

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Preschoolers get their own Pokémon game with launch of Pokémon PlayhousePreschoolers%20get%20their%20own%20Pok%C3%A9mon%20game%20with%20launch%20of%20Pok%C3%A9mon%26nbsp%3BPlayhouseHub-Pokemon Playhousesarahintampa

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:15:25 +0000

(image)  A new app called Pokémon Playhouse from the Pokémon Company, released this week, is bringing Pikachu and friends to preschoolers. Unlike the augmented reality game Pokémon Go, a collaboration between Niantic and Nintendo by way of the Pokémon Company, this latest game is not focused on capturing Pokémon, battling and raids. Instead, it’s filled with activities appropriate for… Read More(image)

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Ford is now designing cars in mixed reality using Microsoft HoloLensFord%20is%20now%20designing%20cars%20in%20mixed%20reality%20using%20Microsoft%26nbsp%3BHoloLensHoloLens 2etherin

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:59:20 +0000

(image)  Ford is making cars using Microsoft’s HoloLens mixed reality headset, as part of a new test project the automaker is rolling out globally. The mixed reality design trial allows for rapid prototyping in a virtual environment, instead of having to create new physical models to see what new materials and angles will look like on a final design. Old clay models aren’t going the way of… Read More(image)

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The PocketBeagle is the tiniest and most whimsically-named single-board computer on the marketThe%20PocketBeagle%20is%20the%20tiniest%20and%20most%20whimsically-named%20single-board%20computer%20on%20the%26nbsp%3BmarketScreen Shot 2017-09-22 at 10.47.32 AMjohn

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:53:12 +0000

(image)  Do you need a Linux machine about as big as a few quarters? Man, have I got something for you. It’s called the BeagleBoard PocketBeagle and it’s the smallest Linux computer you can buy for $25. I’m a huge fan of single-board computers for one simple reason: in my childhood, the technology that enables these things simply didn’t exist. Further, a little kit like this… Read More(image)

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Target expands its next-day delivery service, now reaches 70+ million customersTarget%20expands%20its%20next-day%20delivery%20service%2C%20now%20reaches%2070%2B%20million%26nbsp%3BcustomersTargetsarahintampa

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:21:28 +0000

(image)  Target’s next-day delivery service focused on everyday essentials, which has been in testing over the summer, is now expanding to eight major metros, making it available to over 70 million people, or about one-fifth of the U.S. population. The service allows online shoppers to fill a box with typical household items like laundry detergent and pet food for a flat fee – similar to… Read More(image)

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