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  • newMLS season preview: America's World Cup after-party

    MLS season preview: America's World Cup after-party

    Crisis averted: Major League Soccer players and owners finally agreed on a new labor deal Wednesday, just two days before the league's 20th season kicks off with a match between the Chicago Fire and defending champion Los Angeles Galaxy. A work stopp…
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  • newNASA spacecraft becomes first to orbit dwarf planet

    NASA spacecraft becomes first to orbit dwarf planet

    A NASA spacecraft just became the first manmade object to achieve orbit around a dwarf planet, the space agency announced on Friday. The Dawn spacecraft will likely provide new images showing the mysterious reflective spots, which look like lights in…
    - 40 mins ago, 6 Mar 15, 10:18am -
  • newNepal airport still closed after plane skidded off runway

    Nepal airport still closed after plane skidded off runway

    KATHMANDU, Nepal — Nepal's only international airport will remain closed at least another day as workers attempt to remove a Turkish Airlines jet that skidded after landing, blocking the single runway, aviation officials said Friday.Civil Aviation…
    - 46 mins ago, 6 Mar 15, 10:12am -
  • newWoman's dying wish to see Rembrandt exhibit granted by Dutch charity

    Woman's dying wish to see Rembrandt exhibit granted by Dutch charity

    A terminally ill 78-year-old woman's dying wish to see a Rembrandt exhibition was granted by Dutch charity Stichting Ambulance Wens (Last Wish Foundation) this week.The woman, who suffers from ALS, was brought to Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum with three o…
    - 1 hour ago, 6 Mar 15, 9:55am -
  • newApple to replace AT&T on the Dow Jones Industrial Average

    Apple to replace AT&T on the Dow Jones Industrial Average

    Apple has finally hit the big time.The world's most valuable company will replace AT&T on the Dow Jones Industrial Average after the market close on March 18, according to a press release from S&P Dow Jones Indices, which owns the indexSee also: Ma…
    - 2 hours ago, 6 Mar 15, 9:25am -

TechCrunch

  • newMobile App Search Service Quixey Confirms $60 Million In New Funding

    Mobile App Search Service Quixey Confirms $60 Million In New Funding

     Mobile app search company Quixey, which has been focused on solving the challenges with app discovery, and counts among its customer base names like Ask.com and Sprint, confirmed today it has raised $60 million in a strategic Series C1 funding rou…
    - 9 mins ago, 6 Mar 15, 10:49am -
  • newYC-Backed Atomwise Discovers Drugs For Diseases That Don’t Even Exist Yet

    YC-Backed Atomwise Discovers Drugs For Diseases That Don’t Even Exist Yet

     “Here I am just sitting in this house and I’m able to predict a cure to measles,” co-founder of Atomwise Alex Levy tells me over the phone from his apartment in Mountain View, Calif. Atomwise, a health tech startup in the current Y Combinator…
    - 23 mins ago, 6 Mar 15, 10:35am -
  • newCrate & Barrel President Marta Calle Joins Interior Define As Executive Chair

    Crate & Barrel President Marta Calle Joins Interior Define As Executive Chair

     Interior Define, a company that is looking to turn the furniture retail model on its head, has just hired the Crate & Barrel president Marta Calle as Executive Chair. This is a big hire for the furniture company, which sells high-quality furniture…
    - 25 mins ago, 6 Mar 15, 10:33am -
  • newHotelTonight CEO Sam Shank Will Join Us At Disrupt NY

    HotelTonight CEO Sam Shank Will Join Us At Disrupt NY

     For those of you who haven’t used it yet, HotelTonight allows users to book same-day hotel rooms from their smartphones, at discounted rates. Or, if you’re not quite as comfortable with waiting until the last minute, the company launched a seve…
    - 27 mins ago, 6 Mar 15, 10:31am -
  • newTutoring Marketplace Studypool Snags $1.2 Million

    Tutoring Marketplace Studypool Snags $1.2 Million

     Studypool, a 500 Startups-backed startup offering an online marketplace that connects students with tutors on a per question basis, has just closed on $1.2 million in seed funding, after growing its site to include some 22,000 tutors and nearly do…
    - 46 mins ago, 6 Mar 15, 10:12am -

Read Write Web

Boy Genius Report

  • newGalaxy S6 vs. HTC One M9: The complete specs comparison

    Galaxy S6 vs. HTC One M9: The complete specs comparison

    What a week it’s been for smartphone fans around the world. After a slow couple of months to start the year, March roared in like a lion with the introduction of three of the most impressive flagship smartphones we have ever seen. HTC kicked off Mo…
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  • newLAST LIST OF THE WEEK: 7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads for a limited time

    LAST LIST OF THE WEEK: 7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads for a limited time

    What a week it has been for Android phone fans thanks to the introduction of the new HTC One M9, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. Of course, Apple fans had plenty to enjoy this week as well thanks to our lists of paid iPhone and iPad apps that have gon…
    - 33 mins ago, 6 Mar 15, 10:25am -
  • newInside Apple’s top-secret lab for Apple Watch apps

    Inside Apple’s top-secret lab for Apple Watch apps

    Apple is a company known for its extreme secrecy and its development lab for third-party Apple Watch apps is no different. In fact, as a new report from Bloomberg details, Apple goes to comical lengths to keep what goes on inside the lab a secret. FR…
    - 58 mins ago, 6 Mar 15, 10:00am -
  • newGalaxy S6 vs. iPhone 6: Samsung is a clear winner in low-light camera comparison

    Galaxy S6 vs. iPhone 6: Samsung is a clear winner in low-light camera comparison

    They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but two pictures can be worth even more. Samsung finally took the wraps off of its next-generation flagship smartphones earlier this week. The new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are easily two of the mos…
    - 1 hour ago, 6 Mar 15, 9:35am -
  • newApple to replace AT&T in the Dow Jones

    Apple to replace AT&T in the Dow Jones

    In a move that many felt was a long time coming, Joseph Weisenthal of Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is poised to replace AT&T in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. *APPLE TO REPLACE AT&T IN DJIA — Joseph Weisenthal (@TheStalwart) March 6, 2015…
    - 2 hours ago, 6 Mar 15, 9:10am -

All Things Digital

GigaOm

CNET YouTube

Sony's ZX2 is luxurious and pricey
The Sony Walkman ZX2 is a luxury portable player with Android streaming apps, a premium build and excellent sound -- but its incredibly high price may be too much for some.
- 3 hours ago, 6 Mar 15, 8:06am -
Apps to help you plan your social life
It's time to break out of that social rut and jump-start your weekends and free time with new activities, restaurants and day trips. If you're stumped on how to begin exploring your region, CNET's Kara Tsuboi recommends a few online services and apps…
- 5 hours ago, 6 Mar 15, 6:04am -
Tomorrow Daily 140: Google's Atari AI, a futuristic doghouse for £20,000 and more
We check out a robot that could be a precursor to dinosaur robots, an extravagant doghouse full of luxury amenities, and an AI build from Google that learns to play Atari games without knowing the rules.
- 14 hours ago, 5 Mar 15, 8:36pm -
The push to make VR headsets mainstream
Video games are literally going to people's heads. At the Game Developers Conference, virtual reality headsets were all the rage as startups and major tech companies showed off their latest VR offerings.
- 15 hours ago, 5 Mar 15, 8:23pm -
Inside Scoop - Watches and what else to expect from Apple on March 9
CNET's Kara Tsuboi and Shara Tibken talk about what news might emerge from Apple's upcoming media event in San Francisco. Price and release-date details on the Apple Watch are a given, but we could also see new Macs and even updated Apple TV hardware…
- 17 hours ago, 5 Mar 15, 5:52pm -
Crave - Hackaball brings the iPad to the playground, Ep. 194
Read the Crave blog: http://cnet.co/1ERBaaDThis week on Crave we get to play with the Hackaball at the playround, find out what it would be like if Wes Anderson directed an X-Men movie and get a first look at the lava lamp of the future. It's psyche…
- 18 hours ago, 5 Mar 15, 5:20pm -

Gizmodo

PC World

  • newAMD's upcoming Radeon R9 300-series flagship secretly powering VR demos at GDC

    AMD's upcoming Radeon R9 300-series flagship secretly powering VR demos at GDC

    After AMD finally opened up about the upcoming Radeon R9 300-series GPUs in early February, the company just took another step towards revealing its latest graphics cards. During GDC this week, AMD was teasing its flagship Radeon R9 300-series graphi…
    - 11 mins ago, 6 Mar 15, 10:47am -
  • newLegality of Spotify’s lyrics feature called into question

    Legality of Spotify’s lyrics feature called into question

    The real-time lyrics feature that Spotify added to its desktop app this past week hasn’t impressed the U.S. karaoke industry. Joseph C Vangieri, the CEO of DigiTrax, has called it “unfair competition for us American ‘Karaoke’ companies.”Les…
    - 15 mins ago, 6 Mar 15, 10:43am -
  • newHow to automatically switch default printers based on your location

    How to automatically switch default printers based on your location

    Managing printers can be a pain especially if you're shifting a laptop between home and work and dealing with different printers on each network. Fortunately, Windows has a built-in tool just for you that lets you automatically switch between default…
    - 55 mins ago, 6 Mar 15, 10:03am -
  • newPolice arrest man in UK over US Defense Department network intrusion

    Police arrest man in UK over US Defense Department network intrusion

    British law enforcement agencies arrested a 23-year-old man suspected of being involved in a hacking attack last year against a satellite communications system operated by the U.S. Department of Defense.The network intrusion occurred on June 15 and r…
    - 58 mins ago, 6 Mar 15, 10:00am -
  • newGoogle overhauls Gmail app with key iOS 8 features

    Google overhauls Gmail app with key iOS 8 features

    Google recently flipped over the counter on Gmail’s iOS app to version 4.0, an update that includes a number of helpful new features designed to take advantage of iOS 8.The biggest productivity booster is the addition of quick actions on notifica…
    - 2 hours ago, 6 Mar 15, 9:23am -

LifeHacker

Engadget

  • The WIRED Guide for Upgrading Your Apple Gadgets
    With rumors of a new Retina MacBook Air on the horizon, we’ve prepared solid guidelines on when you should pony up for a new Apple gadget, and when you should hold off on upgrading.The post The WIRED Guide for Upgrading Your Apple Gadgets appeared…
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  • NASA Probe Finally Arrives at an Icy Alien World
    Larry Lebofsky has always been fascinated with Ceres, the biggest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Even the license plate on his 2005 Toyota Matrix reads “1CERES.” In the late 1970s, the planetary scientist made some of the…
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  • MIT Inventors Turn Power Cords Into Gadget Interfaces
    Cords can be good for more than just tangling and tripping us up, argues a group of students from MIT.The post MIT Inventors Turn Power Cords Into Gadget Interfaces appeared first on WIRED.
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  • Smokestack Photos Make Pollution Look Strangely Beautiful
    Conor Clarke shoots photos of cooling towers, industrial smokestacks and quenching towers in Germany. The post Smokestack Photos Make Pollution Look Strangely Beautiful appeared first on WIRED.
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  • Review: Acer Chromebook 13
    The Chromebook 13's great looks and long battery life don't make up for poor performance.The post Review: Acer Chromebook 13 appeared first on WIRED.
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BoingBoing

  • newMagic Books - the secret art of book hacking

    Magic Books - the secret art of book hacking

    What is a book? The commonly held notion is pretty simple: it is an objectmade of pieces of paper, glued or bounded together, with stuff written in it. Indisputable. But, maybe, there is more than meets the eye. Read the rest
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  • newGames return to Boing Boing

    Games return to Boing Boing

    Our game site, Offworld, is returning Monday as a place for happy mutants who love to explore new worlds. Read the rest
    - 2 hours ago, 6 Mar 15, 9:07am -
  • newNinja of Die Antwoord talks CHAPPiE: The Boing Boing interview

    Ninja of Die Antwoord talks CHAPPiE: The Boing Boing interview

    Die Antwoord's Ninja speaks with Xeni Jardin about the making of the robot drama CHAPPiE, directed by Neill Blomkamp, and co-starring Yo-Landi Visser, Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, and Dev Patel. Read the rest
    - 2 hours ago, 6 Mar 15, 9:01am -
  • newWilliam Gibson on fashion

    William Gibson on fashion

    William Gibson is the only science fiction writer I know of with his name on a line of exclusive couture repro military clothes from a Japanese company. Read the rest
    - 9 hours ago, 6 Mar 15, 2:23am -
  • newChinese restaurant policy against picky customers

    Chinese restaurant policy against picky customers

    The owner of the San Francisco Chinese restaurant So doesn't tolerate picky eaters. (more…)
    - 11 hours ago, 6 Mar 15, 12:03am -

Tech Republic

Mashable YouTube

Plane skids off runway at NYC airport during snowstorm | Mashable
A Delta plane skidded off the runway at LaGuardia Airport in New York on Thursday in the middle of a snowstorm, crashing through a fence. Port Authority officials and the New York Fire Department were at the scene immediately following the crash, a…
- 20 hours ago, 5 Mar 15, 3:06pm -
Video evidence shown during the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev | Mashable
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- 23 hours ago, 5 Mar 15, 11:56am -
California firefighters rescue dog from six-inch-wide gap | Mashable
Firefighters in West Hollywood California were called to the scene after a dog had fallen into a six-inch-wide gap between two walls.Unable to simply pull the dog out, the firefighters used webbing ropes, soap, a pole and a little ingenuity to brin…
- 1 day ago, 5 Mar 15, 10:39am -
Hundreds forced to evacuate their homes in the South African city of Cape Town | Mashable
Hundreds of people have been forced to evacuate their homes in the South African city of Cape Town, as a wildfire burning for four days continued to threaten homes on Wednesday.Around 500 people have been temporarily displaced by the blaze that rag…
- 2 days ago, 4 Mar 15, 11:23am -
How to completely eliminate a disease from history
In the late 1980s, Guinea worm disease -- a nasty, parasitic infection caused from drinking contaminated water -- affected more than 3 million people in Africa. Now, only 126 cases remain. Dr. Donald Hopkins, vice president of health programs at t…
- 3 days ago, 3 Mar 15, 1:19pm -
The dress is blue and black for f*ck's sake: Here's proof | Mashable
It almost broke the Internet last week and divided the world into two groups: Is this dress blue and black or white and gold?We have the dress. And we used it to solve one of the world's greatest mysteries.We asked Londoners during their morning…
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