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11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week
10/25/2014
 As we return from Disrupt London, we give you the stories you won’t want to miss from the past week (10/18-10/24). 1. Josh Constine wrote a long form piece called “Inside The Spotify – Echo Nest Skunkworks” about the future of Spotify and what it will take for them to win the music streaming race. 2. Columnist Jon Evans explored the concept of Developaralysis:… Read More




The Force Is Strong With This Dad
10/25/2014
When a seven-year-old girl wants to be Han Solo for Halloween, what's her father to do? Dress as Princess Leia, of course.




Mind Maze: How Your Memory Deceives You
10/25/2014
Sci-fi loves to mess with memory, but memory misleads in real life, too.




40 Hidden Messages in Famous Brand Logos
10/25/2014
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A killer logo design is clever but subtle. From FedEx's famous purple and orange logo to NBC's colorful peacock, successful branding often features clever hidden within their minimalist designs

And while the price to design a trademark symbol varies between companies (Nike famously paid only $35.00 for its iconic "swoosh"), design that cleverly conveys the brand's identity is at the core of every great logo.

See also: 7 Killer Tips for Logo Design

Oomph analyzed 40 logos with hidden messages that reveal key details about brand histories, products and motives.

Image: Oomph

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Woman executed
10/25/2014
An Iranian woman convicted of murder -- in a killing that human rights groups called self-defense against a rapist -- was hanged Saturday, state news agency IRNA reported.




3 students still in critical condition
10/25/2014
A freshman who opened fire at a school near Seattle injured two of his cousins in the shooting, killed a girl and injured other students before killing himself.




School worker tried to stop Washington shooting
10/25/2014

Student Jaylen Fryberg is seen during a homecoming celebration at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash., on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in this still frame made from video. Fryberg has been identified as the gunman who walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria on Friday and opened fire without shouting or arguing, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said. (AP Photo/Jim McGauhey)

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A high school cafeteria worker tried to stop a gunman who opened fire on a crowded lunchroom north of Seattle, killing one girl and badly wounding four others, authorities said Saturday.






Jack Bruce, Bassist for Supergroup Cream, Dead at 71
10/25/2014
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Jack Bruce, the bassist for legendary rock supergroup Cream, has died. He was 71

Bruce's family announced his death via Facebook and the musician's official website.

"It is with great sadness that we, Jack's family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad and all-round legend," the statement said. "The world of music will be a poorer place without him, but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts."

See also: 45 Essential Classic Rock Anthems Read more...

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Dwarf Galaxies Dim Hopes of Dark Matter
10/25/2014
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CVS and Rite Aid reportedly disabling NFC in stores to shut down Apple Pay and Google Wallet (Eric Slivka/MacRumors)
10/25/2014

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MacRumors:
CVS and Rite Aid reportedly disabling NFC in stores to shut down Apple Pay and Google Wallet  —  CVS Stores Reportedly Disabling NFC to Shut Down Apple Pay and Google Wallet  —  Earlier this week, pharmacy chain Rite Aid shut down unofficial support for the Apple Pay …





Administration Will Review Auto Safety Regulator - New York Times
10/25/2014

Administration Will Review Auto Safety Regulator

New York Times
Concerned about safety lapses by the country's top auto regulator, the Obama administration is undertaking a comprehensive review of the agency to determine if “we have the dial set correctly” on safety, a senior administration official with knowledge of the ...
US car safety regulators face review over safety lapses Reuters
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Regulators vow more action on Takata air bags W*USA 9
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Google’s New Skybox For Good Program Gives Real-Time Satellite Imagery To Non-Profits
10/25/2014
 On the heels of acquiring satellite startup Skybox in August, Google and Skybox have announced the Skybox for Good program, which will provide real-time satellite imagery to organizations and programs that save lives, protect the environment, promote education, and positively impact humanity, according to the official blog post. The program launches today in beta with a small group of partners. Read More




How to use Apple’s Continuity, iCloud Drive and AirDrop to share files with yourself
10/25/2014
When you think of online sharing, you think about sharing your files with other people. Apple's iOS and OS X updates will show you how easy it is to to share…




Obama commends New Yorkers for calm reaction to Ebola threat
10/25/2014

U.S. President Obama leans over to hug Dallas nurse Pham in the Oval Office in Washington

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - The first person quarantined under strict new rules in the New York City area for people with a high risk of Ebola tested negative, New Jersey officials said on Saturday, as President Barack Obama said the response to domestic cases of the deadly disease needs to be based on "facts, not fear." Under the new policy, anyone arriving at the two international airports serving New York City after having contact with Ebola patients in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea must submit to a mandatory 21-day quarantine. The requirement exceeds current federal ...






Isolated woman tests negative for Ebola
10/25/2014
A woman quarantined at a New Jersey hospital after arrival from West Africa has tested negative for Ebola in a preliminary test, authorities said Saturday.




Investigating the science in Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'
10/25/2014
Even the most well respected filmmakers have been known to bend the truth a bit when it comes to depicting science on the silver screen, throwing accuracy to the wind in favor of trivialities like "plot" and "drama." We kid, of course. But how does...




Little-endian vs. big-endian
10/25/2014
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Learn Vim
10/25/2014
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Boo! ...zy caramel apples
10/25/2014
Caramel apples are a perk of fall, and while most of us have fond childhood memories associated with this autumnal treat, one of our editors, Danielle DeSiato-Hallman, helped them grow up. Her recipe for Red-Wine Caramel Apples is a great treat for adults on Halloween.




Opinion: Mexicans don't trust government
10/25/2014
Where are the lost boys of Mexico? That's what many people, in that country and around the world, want to know. The answer could say much about the new narrative that has been pushed about the country.




Living With an Ocelot. In a Manhattan Apartment.
10/25/2014
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Photographer Al Fenn Visited the Manhattan apartment home of Si and Meg Merrill. Fenn was on assignment for LIFE magazine to do a photo essay on living with an ocelot. More correctly a tree ocelot, also known as a margay, a smaller, lighter, tree-dwelling cousin of the true ocelot.

The Merrills had bought "Montezuma" - or Monte - a little over a year before as a kitten. Exotic pets, like leopards, chimpanzees, other monkey species and kangaroos, were very popular in the 1960s.

Monte's diet consisted of beef or turkey heart with the addition of a little watercress. Margays eat grass and other vegetation in the wild. They also hunt and eat small mammals and birds Read more...

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Wearables Coming Soon: LG G Watch R, Sony SmartWatch R
10/25/2014
LG 's new LG G Watch R smartwatch will soon be rolled out around the globe, while Sony's new SmartWatch 3 is available for preorder for $250 from Verizon Wireless.




Sex-loving, meat-eating reptiles have shorter lives: based on a worldwide study, involving 1,014 species including 672 lizards and 336 snakes, it was found that a higher frequency of laying or giving birth and early sexual maturation are associated with shortened longevity
10/25/2014
Sex-loving, meat-eating reptiles have shorter lives: based on a worldwide study, involving 1,014 species including 672 lizards and 336 snakes, it was found that a higher frequency of laying or giving birth and early sexual maturation are associated with shortened longevity

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U.K. Startup Swytch Is Building An App To Open Up The ‘Burner’ Phone Number Market
10/25/2014
 U.K. startup Swytch — founded in April this year — is bootstrapping a cloud based mobile network and dialer app that will let you use multiple phone numbers on a single SIM, so doing away with the hassle of juggling multiple physical SIM cards. Read More




CVS Stores Reportedly Disabling NFC to Shut Down Apple Pay and Google Wallet
10/25/2014
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Earlier this week, pharmacy chain Rite Aid shut down unofficial support for the Apple Pay and Google Wallet mobile payments systems, resulting in an outcry from users who have been testing out Apple's new system since its launch on Monday. Rite Aid was not an official Apple Pay partner, but the payments system generally works with existing near field communications (NFC) payment terminals anyway, and many users had had success using Apple Pay at Rite Aid stores early in the week.

It now appears that fellow major pharmacy chain CVS is following suit and as of today is shutting down the NFC functionality of its payment terminals entirely, a move presumably intended to thwart Apple Pay. Google Wallet services are obviously also being affected by the move.

Multiple reports on Twitter and the MacRumors forums have indicated that CVS has sent an email to its stores indicating that NFC support is to be turned off. It is still relatively early in the day in the U.S., but we are now starting to see reports of NFC indeed being turned off at CVS stores.

The reason behind Rite Aid's and CVS's moves to disable unofficial Apple Pay support in their stores is presumably related to their participation in Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), a retailer group developing its own mobile payments system known as CurrentC. A claimed internal Rite Aid message shared with SlashGear supports this notion, instructing cashiers to explain to customers that Apple Pay is not supported but that MCX's solution will be available next year.

Rite Aid internal memo regarding Apple Pay
Rite Aid's and CVS's moves are also in stark contrast to competitor Walgreens, which has fully embraced Apple Pay and is one of Apple's launch partners for the service. With over 8,000 stores around the United States, Walgreens has been one of the most popular locations for those testing out Apple Pay over the first week of availability.


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Amid security challenges, Ukraine preps for parliamentary election
10/25/2014
Ukraine preps for parliamentary election even as it faces the challenges of war and hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people inside its borders. Mana Rabiee reports.




Palestinians clash with Israeli forces after boy's death in the West Bank
10/25/2014
Tension rises as stone-throwing Palestinians clash with Israeli forces in the West Bank a day after a Palestinian boy was shot dead during protest. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).










Drones Are Now Helping Fight Malaria in Malaysia
10/25/2014
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In a remote area of Southeast Asia, drones are fighting a battle — not against terrorists or insurgents, but against infectious disease.

Researchers on the island of Borneo are using flying robots to map out areas affected by a type of malaria parasite (Plasmodium knowlesi), which most commonly infects macaque monkeys. In recent years, public health officials in the Malaysian state of Sabah have seen a rise in the number of cases of humans infected with this deadly parasite, which is spread, via mosquitos, from macaques to people.

By mapping the communities where these cases occur, researchers hope to figure out why the parasite is spreading from monkeys to people with greater frequency, said Chris Drakeley, a professor of infection and immunity at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the United Kingdom, and one of the researchers involved in the project Read more...

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33 Last-Minute Couples Costumes You Can Pull Off in a Pinch
10/25/2014
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October is not a good month for procrastinators.

Although it seemed like just yesterday you and your significant other, best friend or favorite sibling were chilling at the beach, Halloween is just around the corner and you still haven't figured out the perfect couples costume. It's time to put your heads together to come up with a clever solution — and fast.

See also: 30 Witchin' Pun Costumes That Will Make You Cackle

Luckily, even when it's getting down to the wire, you can still prove to be the most dynamic duo at this year's Halloween bash. Read more...

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NASA scientists have identified an unexpected high-altitude methane ice cloud on Saturn's moon Titan that is similar to exotic clouds found far above Earth's poles.
10/25/2014
NASA scientists have identified an unexpected high-altitude methane ice cloud on Saturn's moon Titan that is similar to exotic clouds found far above Earth's poles.

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Most of the concerns about climate change have focused on the amount of greenhouse gases that have been released into the atmosphere but a new study published in Science found that circulation of the ocean plays an equally important role in regulating the earth's climate.
10/25/2014
Most of the concerns about climate change have focused on the amount of greenhouse gases that have been released into the atmosphere but a new study published in Science found that circulation of the ocean plays an equally important role in regulating the earth's climate.

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Gunfire on streets of Lebanon as army clashes with Islamist militants
10/25/2014
Gunfire erupts in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli during ongoing clashes between the army and Islamist militants. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).










Why Pandora’s new analytics tool is a winner for both the music company and musicians
10/25/2014

Pandora founder Tim Westergren tells VentureBeat why the company's new artist analytics platform is one of the most "centrally important" additions to Pandora since the music service launched nearly a decade ago.












Which iPad Should I Buy? - PC Magazine
10/25/2014

Which iPad Should I Buy?

PC Magazine
If you've narrowed your tablet search down to the iPad lineup, we'll help you decide which Apple tablet will fit your needs best. 0shares. Name, Apple iPad Air 2 · Apple iPad Air · Apple iPad mini 3 · Apple iPad mini With Retina Display · Apple iPad mini (Wi-Fi).
Got a new iPad and want to switch carriers? Turns out it's not so easy CNET
New Apple tablets impress, but aren't must-haves The Seattle Times
Apple's latest iPads hit new high and new low Fox News
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Analysis of the State of Clojure and ClojureScript Survey 2014
10/25/2014
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100-year old notebook found encased in Antarctic ice is part of Robert Scott's ... - Tech Times
10/25/2014

100-year old notebook found encased in Antarctic ice is part of Robert Scott's ...

Tech Times

A photography notebook owned by George Murray Levick, a member of British explorer Robert Scott's 1910-1913 Terra Nova Expedition in the Antarctic, was found by conservationist specialists from the Antarctic Heritage Trust. (Photo : Antarctic Heritage ...
Researchers find 100-Year-Old Notebook from Antarctic Expedition Uncover California
Journal of Failed Antarctic Expedition Found After 100 Years Chinatopix
100-Year-Old Notebook From The Ross Sea Party Recovered In Antarctica io9
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Who'd have thought the Power Mac G5 made a good bench?
10/25/2014
Like it or loathe it, you have to admit that the design of the Power Mac G5 was a very clever way of getting around the system's legendary thermal issues. It was no surprise that the ol' cheesegrater was kept around for the Mac Pro, at least until...




Bitcoin 2.0: Sidechains And Ethereum And Zerocash, Oh My!
10/25/2014
 Strange, interesting, and wildly ambitious things are afoot in the world of Bitcoin and blockchains. I give you Zerocash, a completely anonymous currency; Ethereum, an blockchain platform designed to decentralize much of the Internet; and Sidechains, a proposal to accelerate the evolution of Bitcoin itself. Any one of these could conceivably become a very big deal. All three? Prick up your ears. Read More




More crowdfunding campaigns for routers promising anonymity follow Anonabox, but choose wisely (Andy Greenberg/Wired)
10/25/2014

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Wired:
More crowdfunding campaigns for routers promising anonymity follow Anonabox, but choose wisely  —  Now Everyone Wants to Sell You a Magical Anonymity Router.  Choose Wisely  —  Maintaining your privacy online, like investing in stocks or looking good naked, has become one of those nagging desires …





Living Rock - Massive Monuments Carved In Situ
10/25/2014

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Most buildings and sculptures are made out of stone which is quarried and then taken somewhere else to be carved or used in construction. Not so these places, where the

sculpting
took place on site to give us some of the most remarkable sites in the world.
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Extreme Parking Stunt
10/25/2014
The all-new, agile 2015 Audi Q3 attempts an extreme parking stunt in a crowded parking garage.



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The Dog Whisperer
10/25/2014

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Most recently, the value of military dogs in war has become widely recognized (once again), due in part to the events of May 2011, when the media exploded with reports that a dog team had been assigned to the mission that took down Osama bin Laden.

In the early 20th century, Lt. Col. Edwin Hautenville Richardson was Britain's foremost authority on dog training. Not only would he prove to be an unabashed promoter of progressive attitudes toward dogs, but nearly 100 years later, Richardson's compassionate treatment of his dogs are the models for

dog handling
today.The Presurfer




Obama: Science, not fear, key to Ebola response
10/25/2014

President Barack Obama meets with Ebola survivor Nina Pham in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Pham, the first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus. The 26-year-old Pham arrived last week at the NIH Clinical Center. She had been flown there from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. must be guided by science — not fear — as it responds to Ebola.






Amazon Deal of the Day: 47% Off Estes 4609 Syncro X Nano R/C Quadcopter – $31.90
10/25/2014
For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, Amazon has the Estes 4609 Syncro X Nano R/C Quadcopter for just $31.90. That’s 47% off the quadcopter’s regular list price of $59.99. Introducing the Estes Syncro! The smallest Quadcopter in the World that’s ready for action right out of the box. It’s so small, it fits […]




Computers in Spaceflight: The NASA Experience
10/25/2014
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Why Google wants to replace Gmail - Computerworld
10/25/2014

Why Google wants to replace Gmail

Computerworld
Gmail represents a dying class of products that, like Google Reader, puts control in the hands of users, not signal-harvesting algorithms. Mike Elgan. By Mike Elgan. Follow. googleplus. Computerworld | Oct 25, 2014 4:03 AM PT ...
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Rebel Galaxy [Game Trailer]
10/25/2014
Now that is the kind of game I like! Rebel Galaxy is a space adventure game featuring epic battles, alliances, trading and more! There’s no specific date mentioned apart from the fact that it will be released in 2015 for PC (Steam) and PS4. [Rebel Galaxy | Via TA]




Beat Down Boogie’s Super Fun NYCC Cosplay Music Video
10/25/2014
My friends over at Beat Down Boogie just released their video from NYCC, and as usual, it’s totally fantastic! Check it out! [Beat Down Boogie]




CHUG, CHUG, CHUG: ‘Game of Thrones’ Winedrinking Supercut [VIDEO]
10/25/2014
A Lannister may always pay his debts…but he probably also pees on himself a lot, too. Jus’ sayin’. [via The AV Club]




Dreamfall: Chapters Episode One review: A long-awaited journey
10/25/2014

It's been fifteen years since The Longest Journey came out, making it a pretty apt name for a series. A cult classic, The Longest Journey is regarded as one of the best point-and-click adventure games and best game stories of all time.In 2007 fans finally got a long-awaited sequel, known as Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, which wrapped up a few story threads from the original game while opening up even more questions.

And now, seven years and one successful Kickstarter campaign later, we finally get Dreamfall: Chapters, an episodic sequel that takes place immediately after the events of the 2007 game.

Was it worth the wait? Let’s dig in.

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