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One Lord of the Rings Shadow of Mordor Bundle to Rule Them All

Gizmodo - 8 hours 26 sec ago

During Black Friday week, one simply gets everything Middle-Earth for lowest ever prices.

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What It Feels Like to Fly in NASA's Crazy Zero-Gravity Plane

Gizmodo - 8 hours 26 sec ago

Last week we showed you how NASA simulates space here on Earth, with everything from advanced virtual reality to monstrous thermal vacuum chambers. But all of that still can't prepare you for how an object, or an experiment, will behave in zero gravity. Sometimes you just have to fly.

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Comedy Central bringing 'Key and Peele' and 'South Park' to Chromecast

EnGadget - 8 hours 26 sec ago
Sure, there are plenty of hilarious videos on YouTube, but even the best parkour-fail clip can't compare to a bang-on episode of South Park or Key and Peele. In that case, your Chromecast is about to get a a few more laughs thanks to the Comedy Centr...

Faced With Invasive Snail, a Bird Learns to Use Tools

Wired Top Stories - 8 hours 4 min ago

A South American bird species has taught itself to hammer snails against rocks to get to the tasty shell meat. Shelled snails did not exist in the birds' habitat before the 1980s.

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How Ross Perot Saved the World's First Electronic Computer

Gizmodo - 8 hours 15 min ago

Ross Perot is a collector. He once bought a copy of the Magna Carta in 1984. But more intriguingly, he also bought and resurrected ENIAC, the world's first electronic computer.

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NASA launches $5 million contest to find CubeSats for deep space missions

EnGadget - 8 hours 30 min ago
Attention, scientists, hobbyists and anyone in between who can design a mean CubeSat, or a mini cube-like satellite, for space exploration: registration is now open for NASA's Cube Quest contest, and the agency's giving out cash prizes worth a total ...

Omega and other luxury watch brands target knock-off smartwatch faces

PC News - 8 hours 31 min ago

Luxury watch makers such as Omega and Mondaine are playing a game of watch face whac-a-mole as they try to banish lookalike smartwatch skins from the Internet.

According to TorrentFreak, individuals and websites have received cease and desist letters from several major brands, including IWC, Panerai, Omega, Fossil, Armani, Michael Kors, Tissot, Certina, Swatch, Flik Flak, and Mondaine. Sites have been given 24 hours to respond, or risk being sued for copyright or trademark infringement.

FaceRepo, a site that offers watch faces for Android Wear smartwatches, told TorrentFreak that it's been complying with the requests. “Although some of the replica faces we’ve received take downs for are very cool looking and represent significant artistic talent on the part of the designer, we believe that owners of copyrights or trademarks have the right to defend their brand,” the site's operator said.

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Cameron Accuses Internet Companies Of Giving Terrorists Safe Haven

SlashDot - 8 hours 35 min ago
An anonymous reader writes with this snippet from The Guardian: "Internet companies are allowing their networks to be used to plot "murder and mayhem", David Cameron has said in response to the official inquiry into the intelligence agencies' actions ahead of the killing of Lee Rigby. He demanded that internet companies live up to their social responsibilities to report potential terror threats and said there was no reason for such firms to be willing to cooperate with state agencies over child abuse but not over combatting terrorism. His comments to the House of Commons came after the parliamentary intelligence and security committee concluded that the brutal murder of Rigby could have been prevented if an internet company had passed on an online exchange in which one of the killers expressed "in the most graphic terms" his intention to carry out an Islamist jihadi attack.

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Cameron Accuses Internet Companies Of Giving Terrorists Safe Haven

SlashDot - 8 hours 35 min ago
An anonymous reader writes with this snippet from The Guardian: "Internet companies are allowing their networks to be used to plot "murder and mayhem", David Cameron has said in response to the official inquiry into the intelligence agencies' actions ahead of the killing of Lee Rigby. He demanded that internet companies live up to their social responsibilities to report potential terror threats and said there was no reason for such firms to be willing to cooperate with state agencies over child abuse but not over combatting terrorism. His comments to the House of Commons came after the parliamentary intelligence and security committee concluded that the brutal murder of Rigby could have been prevented if an internet company had passed on an online exchange in which one of the killers expressed "in the most graphic terms" his intention to carry out an Islamist jihadi attack.

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Fassbender replaces Bale as 'Jobs' moves from Sony to Universal

CNET News - 8 hours 44 min ago
Universal has paid $30 million to take on the Steve Jobs biopic written by Aaron Sorkin and helmed by Danny Boyle.






Super Smash Bros. becomes fastest-selling Wii U game in US

CNET News - 8 hours 52 min ago
Nintendo says it sold 490,000 units of the Wii U title in its first three days on store shelves, topping Mario Kart 8's record.

Get an Urge SoundBrick Plus portable speaker with NFC for $36.99

CNET News - 8 hours 52 min ago
Normally $70, this popular speaker comes in your choice of cheerful colors. Plus: a free Imagine Dragons album!






Unwrap the first picture from the 'Doctor Who' Christmas special

CNET News - 8 hours 54 min ago
The festive episode will be titled "Last Christmas". And when season 9 returns, it'll include an episode written by only the fifth female writer in the show's history.






Sony's new plan means fewer TVs and smartphones, more PlayStations

EnGadget - 8 hours 56 min ago
Sony may know how to build great gadgets, but convincing people to part with money in exchange for them has turned out to be nearly impossible. In the outfit's most recent financial results, its faltering mobile division was single-handedly responsib...

9 apps to help make a crazy Thanksgiving more bearable

CNET News - 9 hours 23 sec ago
Expecting Uncle Bob and Grandpa Joe to get into their usual Thanksgiving debate? Crave's Michael Franco has some apps to help you deal with everything from shouting matches to awkward silences.






How to find free Internet for your laptop while traveling

PC News - 9 hours 26 sec ago

Sure, you can do a lot on a smartphone, phablet, or slate, but there are times when only a laptop will do. Unfortunately, situations like this always seem to pop-up while I'm on the road with no obvious Internet access.

But have no fear, weary traveler. This is no time to cave and start paying for Wi-Fi. Instead, put this three-step plan for finding free(ish) Wi-Fi into action before you even think about paying for that Boingo or Gogo day pass.

Wi-Fi hotspots

When you're on the hunt for free Wi-Fi the first thing to do is ask yourself if you've got default access to free hotspots already. If you're a Comcast subscriber, for example, you've got access to millions of free Wi-Fi hotspots across the U.S. Verizon FiOS subscribers also get free Wi-Fi access at thousands of locations, as do AT&T customers.

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The Worst Bugs in Android 5.0 Lollipop and How to Fix Them

Gizmodo - 9 hours 26 sec ago

Android 5.0 Lollipop is now upon us, and while you might be rejoicing at all the new features you can take advantage of, you might also be cursing at the state that the new OS has left your device in. We've rounded up the most common Lollipop issues so far, together with the fixes you can try to get your gadgets working smoothly again.

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60 things European legislators don't want Canada to learn about air passengers

PC News - 9 hours 5 min ago

Here’s one flight delay that European Union citizens might appreciate: The European Parliament has grounded an agreement that would have sent more passenger data winging its way to Canadian law enforcers. And like other flight delays, it could have huge repercussions—in this case for similar data exchange deals with the U.S. and Australia.

Members of the European Parliament voted 383 to 271 to refer the Canadian flight data deal to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) for an opinion on whether it is in line with data protection rules enshrined in EU treaties and the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights.

Canada and the EU are in the process of renegotiating a 2006 deal to exchange so-called passenger name record (PNR) data for the purposes of fighting terrorism and serious crime. This includes information provided by passengers when they book or check in for flights, and data collected by airlines for commercial purposes. It consists of about 60 elements, including itineraries, ticket references, contact details, travel dates, means of payment used, seat numbers and baggage information. 

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Queen Bey and King Push Rule This Week’s Playlist

Wired Top Stories - 9 hours 19 min ago

Sometimes the internet feels like one giant fan-service machine, doesn't it?

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Chrysler's Using Oculus Rift To Put You Inside a Car As It's Built

Gizmodo - 9 hours 25 min ago

It seems a test drive just isn't enough to sell customers on a new car these days. So to help promote the new Chrysler 200, the automaker partnered with Wieden+Kennedy Portland, Stopp, and MPC Creative to produce an Oculus Rift virtual reality experience that gives buyers not only a tour of the car, but the process of how it was designed and built.

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