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Ex- tech banker runs for Governor by almost drowning a child, vowing not to actually fight children

In a moment of carelessness while watching TV last night, I failed to hit the TiVo’s fast forward button quickly enough and ended up watching a campaign ad for a Neel Kashkari, a challenger to California Governor Jerry Brown. Thank God I did. As a tech-friendly candidate, Mr Kashkari has a lot going for him: [...]

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Catch Up On The Sci-Fi Culture You’re Missing With Blade Runner

I have a confession to make: despite writing stuff about tech on the internet for a couple years now, and despite making poorly-worded references to it in hastily-written ledes, I’ve never actually watched Blade Runner, which is (as I am informed by my incredulous friends and colleagues) the seminal sci-fi film. Read more… Continue Reading [...]

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Muse: Showbiz

15 years ago, a tiny British alt rock band, led by concert pianist/conspiracy theorist Matthew Bellamy, released their debut album, Showbiz. Nowadays, Muse plays sell-out stadium shows with ridiculous pyrotechnic displays and gymnasts dangling from blimps, but back then, they were just another semi-goth band of community college dropouts. Read more… Continue Reading from the [...]

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Twitpic Will Live On As An Archive

The saga of Twitpic vs Twitter, probably the most ridiculously petty argument in the entire social media industry, is finally coming to a semi-satisfactory end: Twitpic is definitely shutting down, but its archives will live on in read-only mode, owned by Twitter. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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Space X’s Dragon capsule has successfully splashed down in the Pacific Ocean after a month-long turn

Space X’s Dragon capsule has successfully splashed down in the Pacific Ocean after a month-long turnaround on the International Space Station, having delivered a 3-D printer to outer space. It’s the fourth of 12 resupply missions contracted to SpaceX, and having this one go off without a hitch is a good stepping stone toward manned [...]

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According to MacRumors, CVS and Rite Aid are both nuking unofficial support for Apple Pay, by turnin

According to MacRumors, CVS and Rite Aid are both nuking unofficial support for Apple Pay, by turning off their NFC payments system altogether. According to an internal memo, the sour grapes is because Rite Aid is working on its own mobile wallet solution, which will be available next year and almost certainly not as successful [...]

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How Drones Are Being Used To Track Malaria

America’s got pretty good at using drones to hunt and kill big tangible things, but Hellfire missiles and Reapers aren’t all that good at tracking little insects. But that hasn’t stopped researchers from using (smaller, less deadly) drones to help fight the spread of infectious disease. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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