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Wow. I would have to guess Nike has the most successful product in this space to date, and they just fired most of the FuelBand team. Can't say that really bodes well for the idea of fitness trackers as big business.
Nike has fired the majority of the team responsible for its Fuelband according to a report from CNET, which also claims that the company is jettisoning wearable hardware for good. Based on emails from a source, roughly 55 employees were let go from Nike's Nike's Digital Sport hardware team--which covers industrial design and engineering for wearables.
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I'm actually surprised that fitness trackers are something people want and will pay over 50 bucks for. I have a hard time comprehending a device for which a market didn't exist until said device appeared 
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OK, so I'm not one for conspiracy theories, but this very long article about a radar plume in New Mexico at the White Sands missile range last month shortly after a Russian ICBM "test" is absolutely crazy. Like, blow-your-mind stuff.

This guy backs up all his theories with very well-reasoned, even-handed conjecture and excellent evidence, and the conclusions will absolutely blow your mind (I mean, it should, unless you like to pretend you know what the US military is researching, no you don't stop it).



---- SPOILER IF YOU'RE LAZY ----

After Russia tested a new multi-warhead ICBM design earlier last month, 2 weeks later a strange radar "plume" appeared at White Sands missile range in New Mexico, at the site of a high-level, exotic / electronic weapons lab operated by the USAF.

The evidence points to a weapon that seems to use massive cryogenic cooling (so much cool gas was released after the initial 'hot' firing phase that it literally froze the moisture in the air over a huge area up to 8000 feet) to operate, and that this weapon probably is designed to precision target and disable freaking satellites. If you want the evidence, read the article.

Yes, the conclusion drawn is that the US may have test fired an exotic (eg, not a projectile) ground-to-space anti-satellite weapon. And that it worked. Holy. Shit.
click to enlarge  By Steve Douglass Disclaimer: Much of what follows is conjecture based on good old-fashioned reporting and research.   Early in the evening on March 18th - something strange happened in New Mexico. ...
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If it was someone else paying this, I don't know that I'd be reading past the headline. That's some crazy shit! 
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So uh, I was browsing cars on eBay as I sometimes do, and I noticed a 35k mile Beetle for sale. It has this sticker in the back window.

I know the German eagle has long been a national symbol, but I've never seen one that looks like this. There's also an iron cross in the opposite corner of the window.

Any idea what this is, my German followers? Or those with knowledge of German iconography?
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My dream car.
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To me, this fingerprint scanner "hack" basically seems like the equivalent of saying your bank account is vulnerable to compromise if someone makes a photocopy of your debit card. Or that a hardware keystroke logger could compromise your passwords. Or copying the key to your house could grant a thief access to it.

SURPRISE SURPRISE
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This seems like a lot of work just to break into someone's phone. 

It'd be easier to just steal their wallet and move on.
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Doing a motherboard transplant tomorrow - my currently ASUS board has now lost 3 of its 4 USB 3.0 ports, has one defective PCI slot, and also makes a very nice whining noise when all USB ports are occupied.

I'm hoping it's the motherboard that's going AWOL, not the PSU. Otherwise I could be doing this all again in a few months.
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+Evan Anderson I've always used ASUS too. Until I bought the most expensive Zenbook they had, and their only solution to a bum hard drive was to reinstall Windows. And then the USB ports started failing.

I found their "Warranty", while they claim would fix this sort of thing, is worthless. And then I found three of my friends with similar issues.
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Tomorrow!
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Just ordered this phone. Been a Nexus and Samsung user until I recently got an M7. Now I'm getting the M8.
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Google and Samsung are both making the Duo Camera look really pointless. Can you tell which one of these required 2 cameras to blur?

Edit: High-res link, since G+ is lame that way: http://imgur.com/Wmbcte0
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So.. Which is which?
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One of the best car videos I've seen in ages. The genuine joy on Harris' face driving that 12 horsepower Citroen is absolutely infectious.
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+Andrea AUTECH Yes, genuine. Do you know what does it mean?
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Just finished a rough cut of my video review of the One M8. I am totally doing a different prep / shoot / script workflow for the S5 video review - I learned a lot (though in the grand scheme, a teeny tiny bit) going through this fairly blind on my first try. 

My biggest learning experience, or pain point I should say, was scripting. Winging it is great... if you're not the one editing the footage. Scripting into discrete scenes with a solid structure is key for a product review if you're actually putting yourself on video alongside the product. I am now much more impressed by the excellent work put out by so many tech video personalities out there. What you do is stupid hard.
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Don't leave us hanging! What impresses you? 
Ignore me, G+ wouldn't load the rest of the post...
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Are you serious with the length of these captchas, +The Verge? Good grief, I'll never sign in again. Just forget it. 
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Connect your account to G+, then Google just automatically signs you in - works on mobile too
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Food is extraordinarily overseasoned. Some of it is pretty good, but generally it's all just way too in-your-face with the sauces and such, even for Thai food. Decent bar when it's not crowded, but when the techno and fog machine start, count me out.
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OK bar on the weekends, bartenders pour light and are hard to alert. Food is unique to the Sacramento area, and you can get some authentic Eastern European cuisine, but it'll cost you, and the service is unbelievably slow. Live band in laderhausen, enough said.
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Food was decent, service was even slower than Little Prague. Pricing is beyond the quality of food you're getting. Will not return.
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Best bar in Davis, hands down. Live music half of the year 3-4 nights a week, friendly bar staff, and reasonable prices. Whenever I visit NorCal I will always make a trip to Sophia's. Good Thai food, too, not gourmet but it's definitely tasty.
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