More ingenious hacks for problems you didn’t know you had

It’s the Fourth of July and while that light show in the sky honors US independence, why not shine a little light on our DIY perseverance? To help celebrate this holiday, we’ve put together a collection of (even more) ingenious hacks that incorporate…

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‘Minecraft’ beta for Windows 10 will pit you against mobile friends

Microsoft and Mojang don’t just have a story-based Minecraft game to show at Minecon 2015 — they’re also revealing a beta version of Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition. This release will ditch the less than ideal Java code of desktop versions in favor of…

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Recommended Reading: The influence of the ‘Super Mario Bros.’ soundtrack

Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you’ll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.

How Video Games Influence…

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Welcome to the age of the micro-singularity

By Amber Case

Last month, over a billion people around the world suddenly knew the name and appearance of the very same woman, and simultaneously began exchanging opinions about her. And while the unveiling of Caitlyn Jenner is not news in the tradi…

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Here’s your first look at Telltale’s ‘Minecraft: Story Mode’ game

The people behind Minecraft just kicked off Minecon 2015 with a bang. At the fan convention’s opening ceremony, Mojang’s Lydia Winters debuted the first trailer for Minecraft: Story Mode, an upcoming title from Telltale Games. Yep, the same developer…

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France evicted from moral high ground over spying revelations

France has joined the US and UK on an ignoble list of countries intercepting international communications, according to a report from L’Observateur. The news follows a Wikileaks article detailing how the NSA recorded highly sensitive calls placed by …

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Holiday music exclusive battle: Apple/Eminem vs. Tidal/Lil Wayne

While many in the US are relaxing for the July 4th holiday, the folks at Apple Music and Tidal are hard at work trying to push their respective subscription music services. Apple has already announced plans for a Dr. Dre radio show on Beats 1 that wi…

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The new Bubble Wrap is losing its pop

Bubble Wrap is one of mankind’s greatest inventions. It protects our online orders from becoming rubble in a delivery van, but more importantly, it doubles as pure, joyous entertainment. Pop, pop, pop. There’s nothing quite like it. That’s why we wer…

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