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Good news for one of my favorite apps. 
Pocket, the service that lets users save the content of Web pages so they can read it later, has raised $7 million in a round led by New Enterprise Associates. Pocket, which says it has 17 million ...
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I'm really moved by this. Although I think STNG was the best, The Original Series was the first I ever watched as a kid and it will always have a special place in my heart. RIP Leonard Nimoy. The human adventure has only just begun!
Leonard Nimoy, who was best-known for his role as Mr. Spock in the "Star Trek" franchise, died at his home on Friday in Los Angeles, his wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed to the New York Times. He was 83. According to his wife, Nimoy's de...
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The robot revolution has begun.
Robotification is the process of replacing human tasks with robots. What will this do to society?
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How completely has Hollywood surrendered to North Korea? The protest showing of "Team America" at theaters has also been cancelled. Yes, a 2004 puppet movie (puppet movie!) has now been pulled so as to not offend the cyber-terrorists. I wish I could think of a good way to show Sony and the film industry just how deeply disappointed I am. Any ideas? #sonyhack  
A Texas theater had planned to make the screening an epic show of patriotism, complete with toy gun and American flags.
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Time to listen again to Teddy Roosevelt. 
Speaking at the Senate on Friday evening, Sen. Elizabeth Warren said the mega-bank should be broken "into pieces."
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Should you be afraid of internet neutrality? Only if you trust the cable companies.
With a renewed push to reclassify ISPs as common carriers under Title II of the Telecommunications Act, the cable industry has ramped up its public relations blitz to convince you that Title II rec...
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Even Neville Chamberlain got a signed piece of paper. 
If an agreement to limit Iran’s nuclear capability is reached by the deadline in the next seven days, one thing may be missing: an actual written accord, signed by the Iranians.
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I'm eating some nice warm oatmeal as I write this. I think I'd like it anyway, but it's nice to know it's good for me. Oatmeal, it's the right thing to do. 
Why you may want to add oatmeal to your 2015 diet.
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Excellent opinion piece, well worth a read. Here's the takeaway quote: The right to live freely, to read anything, to express oneself, trumps the right not to be offended. #sonyhack  
History teaches that if you give in to intimidation once, you will not reduce it in the future; you will get more of it.
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Dear Sony, appeasement never works. Shame. #sonyhack  
NEW YORK (AP) — Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling…
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I agree. Going to Mars would be a very expensive stunt. Going to the Moon could be part of an excremental plan designed to move humanity permanently out into space. It's time for sustainable colonies, not photo ops.
Deep space exploration gets all the headlines, but going back to the moon makes more sense.
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Congratulations to NASA on successful test flight of Orion spacecraft! #NASA #Orion
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA's Orion deep-space capsule hit a historic peak during its first robotic test flight on Friday, and then splashed down into the Pa...
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The Robotification of Society is Coming | WIRED
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Robotification is the process of replacing human tasks with robots. What will this do to society?

Citigroup Will Be Broken Up | BillMoyers.com
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Speaking at the Senate on Friday evening, Sen. Elizabeth Warren said the mega-bank should be broken "into pieces."

China blocks Instagram, 'tear gas' searches amid Hong Kong protests
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Chinese websites including Baidu and Sina Weibo are blocking searches for "tear gas"

3 great things you never knew you could do with a free Internet phone nu...
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There are 3 great things you could do with a free Internet phone number. Find out what they are....

What Scandinavia Can Teach U.S. Teens About Coming of Age
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Civic-confirmation rites could help unify a fraying nation and instill crucial knowledge of American traditions and institutions.

A Major U.S. Intelligence Failure On Ukraine
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U.S. Spies Said No Russian Invasion of Ukraine—Putin Disagreed -- Eli Lake and Christopher Dickey, Daily Beast A day after U.S. intelligence

Isolationism, 'retreat,' and reason
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And the ongoing refusal to recognize that pretending the US doesn't have limits to its power doesn't make it so.

The internet is fucked
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Here’s a simple truth: the internet has radically changed the world. Over the course of the past 20 years, the idea of networking all the wo

Smartphones Make You Tired and Unproductive, Study Says
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Heavy use of iPhones and other devices makes workers much less effect, according to new research.

Asimov nailed 2014 predictions in 1964
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Sci-fi author Isaac Asimov made predictions about the year 2014 back in 1964 and his accuracy is eerie.

Old-school chemistry set mimics one made in 1936
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The BenchMark Legacy Chemicals kit on Kickstarter lets kids unleash the awesome power of chemistry without watering down the experience. Rea

Google Play Music makes its debut in Apple's App Store
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The application allows people to listen to the millions of songs in its library, as well as upload up to 20,000 of the user's own songs to t

Google wins book-scanning case: judge finds "fair use," cites many benefits
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Summary: The long-running copyright fight between Google and the Authors Guild is over: Judge Denny Chin issued a resounding ruling in favor

We're About to Lose Net Neutrality — And the Internet as We Know It | Wi...
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The implications of such a decision would be profound. Web and mobile companies will live or die not on the merits of their technology and d

Facebook Has A New Artificial Intelligence Unit And Is Working On Speech...
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Facebook Has A New Artificial Intelligence Unit And Is Working On Speech Recognition (FB) Facebook has a new Artificial Intelligence unit an

'CSI' Star George Eads to Return to Series After Argument With Writer - ...
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The actor who plays Nick Stokes took a time-out in August after arguing with a writer

Robbie Amell Talks 'Tomorrow People' Twists
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The concept of a super-powered team of misfits banding together to protect themselves is nothing new in pop culture -- just refer back to "H