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Moog is known for its groundbreaking work developing analog synths since the 1960s, and counts many heavy hitters in popular music among its fans, including The Beatles, Alicia Keys, Deftones and Coldplay. The company recently announced it would reissue a limited run of 150 hand-built Model 15 modular synthesizers, recreated to the original specifications from 1974 and available for a cool $10,000 each. But if you can’t afford it, you can get your hands on the next best thing for just $30: the Model 15 iOS app. The company says it’s recreated every aspect of the famed Model 15, from… This story continues at The Next Web

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Apple’s request to sell imported refurbished phones in India has been rejected by the country’s government, reports Bloomberg. That might certainly deal a blow to the company’s hopes for reaching more consumers who are interested in devices at lower price points – but maybe this cloud has a silver lining that’s not immediately apparent. In India, people primarily buy phones without a contract, which means they pay undiscounted prices for handsets, along with customs and other import duties that are tacked on. That means you can expect to pay about Rs. 62,000 ($930) for a 64GB iPhone 6s in India.… This story continues at The Next Web

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I’m not talking about you, of course, I’m talking about them — but more on that later. Today, Adblock announced a new feature that allows users to send a few pennies to the websites they visit most often. Its a feature designed to “revolutionize web monetization” by ridding the Web of ads while still providing financial incentives for sites that provide great content. The feature is part of a collaboration with Flattr, a service that users deposit money on to be automatically distributed to websites that participate in the program. The system relies on Web users (like you) appropriating an amount… This story continues at The Next Web

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Philadelphia-based biotech company Bioquark, Inc. is seeking to awaken 20 dead people. Bioquark has been granted ethical approval from an Institutional Review Board at the National Institutes of Health in both the United States and India to complete a clinical trial at Anupam Hospital in India. Over a six week period, the company, through its ReAnima Project, will attempt to revive clinically dead patients — those only kept alive through use of life support —  by using stem cells, nerve stimulation and other treatments. Dr. Ira Pastor, CEO of Bioquark said: This represents the first trial of its kind and another step towards… This story continues at The Next Web

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Google and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are working together to put self-driving capabilities into Pacifica minivans. From Google: This collaboration with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is the first time we’ve worked directly with an automaker to create our vehicles. FCA will design the minivans so it’s easy for us to install our self-driving systems, including the computers that hold our self-driving software, and the sensors that enable our software to see what’s on the road around the vehicle. The minivan design also gives us an opportunity to test a larger vehicle that could be easier for passengers to enter and exit,… This story continues at The Next Web

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If you’ll be in Rio for the Olympic games this year, keep Google Maps handy: it’s being updated with “enhanced features” for the various venues you’ll be at. After launching real-time transit info for Rio de Janeiro a few weeks back, Google is rolling out detailed indoor and outdoor maps of all 37 Olympic venues (25 indoor, 12 outdoor). It’s also pretty easy to use the indoor mapping feature, if you’ve not had the pleasure. From Google: Just open Google Maps on your computer or mobile phone, search for a place that has indoor maps, zoom into the place, and… This story continues at The Next Web

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In the infancy of the drone era, we’re still only certain about a handful of specific use cases. Choreographed drone dancing probably wasn’t one of them, unless you’re with MicroAd, the company that created this artful waltz of LED-laden drones in front of Mt. Fuji. The production featured over 16,500 LED lights on over 20 drones that then launched into a choreographed performance at the foot of Mt. Fuji. The spectacle offered the perfect juxtaposition of old and new and an innovative way for MicroAd to show of its new Sky Magic Drone. As the drones move through the night sky in conjunction with… This story continues at The Next Web

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Apple and Xintong Tiandi, a Chinese company that makes leather goods, have been fighting in Chinese courts since 2012 over the latter’s use of a brand name Apple feels it owns: ‘iPhone.’ While it seems like a no-brainer to allow Apple sole exclusive rights to a product that it made famous throughout the world, it wasn’t actually the first to trademark the name — technically speaking. Although Apple filed for the trademark in 2002, it wasn’t officially approved until 2013 under ‘Class 9: Electrical and Scientific Apparatus.’ In 2007, Xintong Tiandi applied for the same trademark under ‘Class 18: Leather… This story continues at The Next Web

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DISH is getting into the smartphone repair game with a new on-demand service called — wait for it — Smart Phone Repair. Rather than send your phone in, or take it to a repair shop, DISH will send a technician to you, wherever you are. “Fixing your phone shouldn’t mean losing your phone for days on end,” says John Swieringa, executive vice president of Operations at DISH. “DISH is uniquely positioned with the technical know-how and ability to respond to a customer’s needs in every state across the country.” Currently, the program only covers iPhones, but its naming scheme suggests… This story continues at The Next Web

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Instagram’s carousel ads have been a staple of the platform for a while, but now they’re getting a new feature: video. If you’re not familiar, carousel ads are basically slideshows you can swipe through to view multiple images from a brand in the space of a single ad. Now brands can mix and match photos and video to their liking. In total, brands can have up to five videos of up to 60 seconds long, although we doubt anyone could stand to look at ads for five minutes straight. The feature is rolling out today to a small group of beta testers – including… This story continues at The Next Web

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Are you smarter than a 10-year-old? Probably not the one who just made a cool $10,000 from Facebook for showing you could hack into Instagram and delete comments made by users. Speaking to local publication Iltalehti, Jani (whose last name hasn’t been released) said (in Finnish): “I would have been able to eliminate anyone, even Justin Bieber.” The Finnish kid has just become the youngest ever recipient of cash from Facebook for hacking its products. The previous record was set by a 13-year-old back in 2013, meaning this latest young hacker is the first person to crack a Facebook product that they aren’t technically even able… This story continues at The Next Web

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You know how every smart-ass IT guy or customer service rep tells you to try turning your devices off and on to solve your issues? ResetPlug does just that, except automatically — and for your home Wi-Fi woes. The $59.99 plug (yes, seriously) monitors your WiFi signal, and automatically toggles the power off and on if it notices you’re not getting a strong connection. It’ll even turn your power on and off every five minutes until your internet connection is working again. It’s positioned for combo modem/routers, so keep that in mind before you get too excited. If you’ve got… This story continues at The Next Web

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Uber was, surprisingly, still accepting Google Wallet as a form of payment. On May 9, that won’t be the case. In an email to users, Google is preparing those who rely on Google Wallet to get around town that a transition to Android Pay is necessary for Uber. It joins credit/debit cards and PayPal as payment options for Uber rides. The downside is that there’s no simple transition for those who don’t already have Android Pay set up. Uber notes that Android Pay will present itself as a payment option in-app and no update is needed. To help ease the transition,… This story continues at The Next Web

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Twitter wants to make it easier to make new internet friends. A new ‘Connect’ tab on Android and iOS will link you to people and accounts it thinks you’ll enjoy following. Although Twitter already has a ‘Who to follow’ section with a few suggestions, the idea is that Connect can give people an all-in-one hub for finding new and interesting accounts. To come up with the suggestions, Twitter mixes in data such as who you currently follow, tweets you like, popular accounts in your local area, current trends, and more. When you open up the Connect tab, Twitter will show you why… This story continues at The Next Web

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The difference between where a business is now and where it’s headed can be a huge deciding factor in how its viewed externally, particularly by investors. Take Apple’s most recent financial statement as an example. Last week it reported quarterly revenues of $50.6 billion, of which around $10.5 billion was profit. That’s certainly not bad for three months at any company. However, as the figures marked a 13-percent decline in revenues in a year-on-year comparison – and as the iPhone makes up a huge part of Apple’s revenues and profits, the market was clearly spooked. Apple’s stock price dropped around 8… This story continues at The Next Web

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Big data is a buzzword that often sounds more like a problem than a solution – but in the case of Flint, Michigan’s lead-poisoned water scandal, Google.org is at hand with cash to help the city use data to fix a big government problem. Campaigning journalist Michael Moore is a resident of Flint and summarized the scandal like this: The basics are now known: the Republican governor, Rick Snyder, nullified the free elections in Flint, deposed the mayor and city council, then appointed his own man to run the city. To save money, they decided to unhook the people of Flint from… This story continues at The Next Web

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Ever wanted to send somebody a GIF mid-text conversation, but didn’t feel like browsing the Web or opening an app to find the right one? Giphy’s new keyboard can help – if you’re on iOS anyway. Giphy Keys isn’t the first of its kind – there was a flood of GIF-sharing tools once Apple enabled third-party keyboards – but Giphy’s implementation is one of the better ones around. The most obvious difference compared to most competitors is that you can actually use it as a regular keyboard as well. With something like Riffy’s popular GIF Keyboard app, you have to switch back… This story continues at The Next Web

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Rumors abound that WhatsApp is hard at work on a native desktop client for Mac and Windows operating systems in a bid to further expand its already ridiculously popular messaging service. According to images tweeted by WABetaInfo, the project is looking for translations for specific phrases in the documentation, including what looks like confirmation of multiple clients being developed for the desktop. You can see these screenshots. #WhatsApp #Mac #Windows #NativeClient #iOS #Android #WP #Blackberry #Symbian #Nokia pic.twitter.com/AKja58zf5C — WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) April 29, 2016 Of course, as is always the case with leaked information that the company is unwilling to verify… This story continues at The Next Web

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Millions of people around the world are hooked on Netflix. With a ton of incredible original programming as well as all the shows and movies you love, Netflix leads the pack in premium TV streaming. The service keeps adding great content every week, and now TNW Deals is hooking up one lucky winner with a 10-year premium subscription to Netflix. Netflix provides its subscribers with top-quality entertainment that they’d struggle to find elsewhere. Whether you’re drawn to the Emmy-winning, high-intensity political drama of House of Cards, the lighthearted laughter of the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, or the gritty quirk of Orange… This story continues at The Next Web

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Carrier billing has been around for ages and is by no means the sexiest of the payment technologies – but it’s about to launch for Google Play in India with the country’s third-largest operator Idea and it could be pretty massive. A spokesperson told TNW: “We are in the process of adding direct carrier billing to Google Play in India on Idea Cellular so that people can more easily pay for their favorite content. We will have more news to share soon.” Today, there are more phones in India than there are bank cards – 1 billion mobile subscribers with around 125 million… This story continues at The Next Web

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The fight for privacy online has never been greater. With the advantages of modern technology, however, you can take steps to securely safeguard yourself against malicious attacks and identity theft through a VPN (Virtual Private Network) service. VPN keeps your online activity private and often provides the added benefit of unblocking geographically restricted content on streaming services. For a limited time, a lifetime subscription to the highly-rated Le VPN service is available at a fantastic 88 percent off from TNW Deals. “Le VPN” is French for “the VPN”, and reflects the national origin of the reliable VPN service, which offers… This story continues at The Next Web

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The world’s most popular torrent sites has netted less than 50 cents per day in donations since it started accepting Bitcoin back in November, 2013. As pointed out by TorrentFreak, the total received by KickAssTorrents’ public bitcoin address is just 0.96 of a single bitcoin, which at today’s exchange rate puts its value at around $430. Divide $430 by the 900 or so days the site has been accepting bitcoin and you’ll find it’s less than 50 cents per day in donations. This, perhaps, isn’t all that surprising. While community driven operations such as KAT are incredibly popular when measured by traffic – SimilarWeb’s… This story continues at The Next Web

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“If Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she’d get five percent of the vote. The only thing she’s got going is the women’s card,” Donald Trump said during a press conference last Tuesday at Trump Tower. In a video response, Clinton fought back by saying: “If fighting for women’s health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the woman card, then deal me in!” The Web, as ever, was quick to make something productive of the spat – a Kickstarter campaign started by (pledged Hillary delegate at the Democratic National Convention) Zach Wahls and his illustrator sister… This story continues at The Next Web

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If you’re running out of storage space on your Android device, you might want to check your WhatsApp folder. Chances are you’ll find it full of images you don’t care to keep, like memes, cheerful greeting cards and screenshots. Those pictures can quickly add up and deleting them manually is a bore. Instead, give Magic Cleaner for WhatsApp a go. This free app from Indian startup Siftr, which hosts portfolio websites that automatically update themselves, uses deep learning to accurately identify useless images. It then groups them into categories so you can quickly review and delete them. That does mean it… This story continues at The Next Web

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Photos are the most personal digital artifacts that we possess in life today. What started with the analog camera in 1826, has grown into an unrelenting avalanche of personal memories truly meaningful to every one of us. The number of photos we take, many of which we share, is growing exponentially. Every two minutes we take more pictures than the whole of humanity in the 1800s. By some estimates, Facebook and WhatsApp alone might have seen a trillion photos uploaded last year, and another estimate suggests that more photos would have been taken last year than in the entire history… This story continues at The Next Web

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