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The Quest to Make a Studio-Quality Star Trek Movie on a Kickstarter Budget

Wired Top Stories - 8 hours 55 min ago
It's scheduled to wrap production in the fall, stars well-known actors, and boasts a deep bench of design and production talent. But this one won't be co-starring Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana.






Why Your Phone Freaks Out When You Get Off a Plane

Wired Top Stories - 8 hours 55 min ago
Every time you step off of an airplane, there's a fight going on inside your mobile phone. It's a war for dominance, and it plays out in airports across the world. The casualties are dropped calls, and Paula Doublin is one of the generals.






Mourning the Death of the Great American Roadside Motel

Wired Top Stories - 8 hours 55 min ago
Before all the old mom-and-pop roadside motels disappear, photographer Eric Cousineau has made it his mission to preserve at least some of them on film. For over a decade he's crisscrossed the United States, visiting dozens for a series he calls, appropriately, American Motel.






A Startup Creating a Hyper-Smart Office That Tracks Everything

Wired Top Stories - 8 hours 55 min ago
Using Robin's system an office drone can walk into a meeting room and feel like a queen.






Why It Took So Long for the World’s Fiercest Supercars to Go Hybrid

Wired Top Stories - 8 hours 55 min ago
Bugatti’s next car will be a hybrid. It’s not surprising that the proud manufacturer of the Veyron Super Sport, the king of all excessive automobiles, is taking a route that makes most people think of the dinky eco-mobiles and their self-satisfied owners. It’s surprising that it has taken it this long to do so.






Researchers fully 'delete' HIV from human cells for the first time

EnGadget - 9 hours 56 sec ago
So far, HIV has eluded a cure because it installs its genome into human DNA so insidiously that it's impossible for our immune system to clear it out. While current treatments are effective, a lifetime of toxic drugs are required to prevent its...

Meet your second car: How the small, slender, $6800 Elio seeks a bigger audience

PC News - 9 hours 28 min ago
But how many shopping bags can you fit in this thing? Not many.

Google Docs: 3 incredibly useful tools for edits and revisions

PC News - 9 hours 28 min ago

Google's cloud productivity suite, whatever you want to call it, has been making inroads in the world of work and collaboration. And it's not just because there's no software to install, it auto-saves your work, and it's free. The recent surge in Chromebook sales also means users are looking to get work done with web applications more than ever.

While it still can't stand toe-to-toe with the standard-setting Microsoft Word, the Docs app is no slouch when it comes to writing and editing documents, and its collaboration tools are better in many respects. Here are three features you'll definitely want to use to reap the greatest benefit from Docs.

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Totes amazeballs added to the dictionary, because YOLO

EnGadget - 9 hours 53 min ago
When dictionary makers use internet slang, we always feel the same as if our parents had gotten a Justin Bieber tattoo. Chambers Dictionary is the latest wordy tome to get an update for 2014, which now includes YOLO, Bitcoin and totes amazeballs as...

World's longest pedestrian suspension bridge opens—and you can jump off it

Gizmodo - 10 hours 13 min ago

The longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world has opened in Russia, with a 1,800-foot span. It offers breathtaking views of the Sochi landscape but it isn't really designed for your daily commute—it is part of a skypark and you can bungee jump off it for a 650-foot drop, as shown in this video.

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Print Isn't Dead: How Linux Voice Crowdfunded a New Magazine

SlashDot - 10 hours 34 min ago
M-Saunders (706738) writes The death of print has been predicted for years, and many magazines and publishers have taken a big hit with the rise of eBooks and tablets. But not everyone has given up. Four geeks quit their job at an old Linux magazine to start Linux Voice, an independent GNU/Linux print and digital mag with a different publishing model: giving profits and content back to the community. Six months after a successful crowdfunding campaign, the magazine is going well, so here is the full story.

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New Xiaomi Mi Band is ridiculously cheap

CNET News - 10 hours 36 min ago
The new wearable fitness tracker will have a battery life of 30 days and doubles up as a security key for your Xiaomi smartphone.






WSJ: Apple is Ordering a Huge 80 Million iPhone 6 Handsets for Launch

Gizmodo - 10 hours 37 min ago

It seems Apple has particularly high hopes for this year's iPhone line-up. According to the Wall Street Journal, it's ordering its largest ever order for new iPhones off the production line, numbering somewhere between 70 to 80 million units.

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Xiaomi's $13 fitness band can also unlock your phone

EnGadget - 10 hours 48 min ago
The "one more thing" at the Xiaomi Mi 4 launch was the Mi Band, the Chinese company's first smart wearable, and it's obviously aggressively priced: Just CN¥79 or about $13! Like many of its competitors, the Mi Band tracks your movement (walking or...

Xiaomi's latest phone gets a steel frame, IR blaster and top specs for just $320

EnGadget - 11 hours 9 min ago
Having sold 26.11 million phones in the first half of this year, the beast from the East that is Xiaomi is back again with a new flagship Android phone: the Mi 4. For the first time ever, the company is adding a touch of metal -- SAE 304 stainless...

Xiaomi unveils the iPhone-lookalike Mi 4

CNET News - 11 hours 14 min ago
Powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and loaded with 3GB of RAM, the Android KitKat smartphone will debut in China.






10 movie trailers that were actually better than the movie

Gizmodo - 11 hours 48 min ago

On one hand, having a movie trailer be better than a movie means you don't need to watch the movie. On the other hand, having a movie trailer be better than a movie means when you watch the movie you walk away with all-consuming disappointment. Here are 10 movie trailers that were better than the movie.

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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

SlashDot - 12 hours 27 min ago
An anonymous reader writes The Economist reports, "'UNDER capitalism', ran the old Soviet-era joke, 'man exploits man. Under communism it is just the opposite.' In fact new research suggests that the Soviet system inspired not just sarcasm but cheating too: in East Germany, at least, communism appears to have inculcated moral laxity. Lars Hornuf of the University of Munich and Dan Ariely, Ximena García-Rada and Heather Mann of Duke University ran an experiment last year to test Germans' willingness to lie for personal gain. Some 250 Berliners were randomly selected to take part in a game where they could win up to €6 ($8). ... The authors found that, on average, those who had East German roots cheated twice as much as those who had grown up in West Germany under capitalism. They also looked at how much time people had spent in East Germany before the fall of the Berlin Wall. The longer the participants had been exposed to socialism, the greater the likelihood that they would claim improbable numbers ... when it comes to ethics, a capitalist upbringing appears to trump a socialist one."

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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

SlashDot - 12 hours 27 min ago
An anonymous reader writes The Economist reports, "'UNDER capitalism', ran the old Soviet-era joke, 'man exploits man. Under communism it is just the opposite.' In fact new research suggests that the Soviet system inspired not just sarcasm but cheating too: in East Germany, at least, communism appears to have inculcated moral laxity. Lars Hornuf of the University of Munich and Dan Ariely, Ximena García-Rada and Heather Mann of Duke University ran an experiment last year to test Germans' willingness to lie for personal gain. Some 250 Berliners were randomly selected to take part in a game where they could win up to €6 ($8). ... The authors found that, on average, those who had East German roots cheated twice as much as those who had grown up in West Germany under capitalism. They also looked at how much time people had spent in East Germany before the fall of the Berlin Wall. The longer the participants had been exposed to socialism, the greater the likelihood that they would claim improbable numbers ... when it comes to ethics, a capitalist upbringing appears to trump a socialist one."

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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

SlashDot - 12 hours 27 min ago
An anonymous reader writes The Economist reports, "'UNDER capitalism', ran the old Soviet-era joke, 'man exploits man. Under communism it is just the opposite.' In fact new research suggests that the Soviet system inspired not just sarcasm but cheating too: in East Germany, at least, communism appears to have inculcated moral laxity. Lars Hornuf of the University of Munich and Dan Ariely, Ximena García-Rada and Heather Mann of Duke University ran an experiment last year to test Germans' willingness to lie for personal gain. Some 250 Berliners were randomly selected to take part in a game where they could win up to €6 ($8). ... The authors found that, on average, those who had East German roots cheated twice as much as those who had grown up in West Germany under capitalism. They also looked at how much time people had spent in East Germany before the fall of the Berlin Wall. The longer the participants had been exposed to socialism, the greater the likelihood that they would claim improbable numbers ... when it comes to ethics, a capitalist upbringing appears to trump a socialist one."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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