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This might be my next phone!
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Although only present in spirit, Gene Roddenberry has the best line in this conversation.
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This looks like a very good tear-down article on Beats headphones. If you aren't already aware of the power of marketing, this is a good introduction. Some of the main takeaway points are:
- $200 headphones made with $17 worth of parts.
- $7 of those parts are the packaging.
- 1/3 the weight of the headphones is comprised by metal weights.
Is there more to Beats than meets the eye?
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I usually buy Sennheiser. Mostly because they tend to sound better than any other brand in the same price class.
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Google has made its photo service independent of Google+ (as it used to be) and I think its a good move. My phone has always been set to upload any photo I take as soon as possible, automatically when wifi is available. Google has expanded their quotas for this service. You now get unlimited storage of images up to 16MP (mega pixels) and videos up to 1080p. 

It's too bad Google+ didn't gain more traction, it's a much better setup than Facebook in my opinion.

The new site will make it easier to share pictures hosted there on other social media platforms.
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Spent lunch today at the teen Tech Camp being held at Cape Breton University and hosted by Kim Desveaux of Atekelab Mobile Technology Lab. I was honored to be a guest speaker along with Darryl MacLeod and have a chance to influence the next generation of bright young minds looking to enter the world of computer programming. I was sponsored by my employer, Techlink Entertainment who provided me with a few bits of swag to hand out to everyone smile emoticon It was also nice to meet Derek Mombourquette of Island Sandbox who kindly donated the pizza.
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Google+ now has polls. Do you like polls?
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If you are a suffering fan of Firefly, you need to see this.
(watch the trailer on this page)
When cult sci-fi TV show Firefly was canceled more than a decade ago, actor Alan Tudyk could have become a tragi-comic figure, increasingly in the...
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Watching this guy create and test a bot for playing agar. Don't know how well his AI is doing but his test harness is cool.
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I created a sound file that is one hour long that is very similar to this except mine overlays oscillating white noise (sounds like ocean waves). It is the only soundtrack I can use to drown out background noise that doesn't engage the part of my brain required to program. This site allows you to play gentle music as well but I have no idea how other programmers function while listening to music :)
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Any music without song / lyrics works for me. Lyrics I can do while programming too, sometimes, but never while reading.

Sometimes I also use http://calm.com
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I've been holding on to the hope that Slashdot would somehow regain its former glory but based on the consistently low quality of both articles and comments, it is irretrievably lost. The further tainting of its reputation by the parent company's actions with Sourceforge is a killing blow. Thank goodness for Arstechnica!
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This site has an interesting infographic on how a beginner may try to choose a programming language to get started with. I like the Lord of the Rings analogy :) They also seem to have a nice selection of resources for each language they cover.
Infographic: Pick the best computer programming language for beginners and first-time learners with this flowchart. Start coding now!
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An extraordinary event will be taking place next week on Sunday, October 19. If you are anywhere around Mars, you are in for a treat. Comet Siding Spring will be passing Mars at a mere 139,500 km. That's half the distance between the Earth and Moon and one tenth the distance of any known comet flyby of our planet (that didn't hit us). NASA held an information packed video session that you can watch here. They are actually concerned for all of their equipment in orbit and on the surface of Mars as the debris from the comet will impact shortly after closest approach.
Original air date: 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) Thursday, Oct. 9 NASA hosted a briefing to outline the space and Earth-based assets that have extraordinary opportunities to image and study a comet from relatively close range to Mars on Sunday, Oct. 19. Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring will miss Mars by only about 87,000 miles (139,500 kilometers). That is less than half the distance between Earth and its moon and less than one-tenth the distance o...
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