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Good morning, and welcome back to the Weekender. Our weekend journey is just now starting, so thank you for choosing us for your travels. As you may recall, this was the 43rd week of the year 2014 on the planet known colloquially as Earth, otherwise known as Terra in other inhabited star systems. It was not a quiet week, as you might imagine. Below you'll find your itinerary, carefully crafted for your pleasure; stories from the week passed and recommendations for the days ahead. Now. Please sit back and relax as we take you on a journey through time and space. ...

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Many people charge their smartphones every night because most handsets can’t yet offer the battery life we expect. And many tablet users also charge their devices at night as well, which is the most convenient time to do it anyway since they might want to simultaneously use it for some quick content consumption before sleep. But using the device while it’s plugged in and charging, whether it’s a smartphone or a tablet, might be a seriously annoying endeavor because charging cables are usually rather short. FROM EARLIER: This tiny smartphone charger might be exactly what we’ve been waiting for For all these reasons, Native Union, the company that came up with the extremely popular Jump Cable 2-in-1 cable and battery solution

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The future is now as Crave writer Amanda Kooser dons a glowing pair of Air Mag replica shoes and wears them everywhere for a week.>

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Andrew Pile has to make sure his service works with everything from phones to smart TVs, even as video-streaming technology constantly changes.>

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How do you defend yourself against scores of tear gas wielding police while manning the barricades at Hong Kong's protest camps? "Yellow Umbrella" has been downloaded more than 40,000 times from Google Play's store since its release on Monday, the game's developers told AFP, although it has yet to receive approval from Apple and is noticeably absent from Google's online store in mainland China. "They (the protesters) like Guan Yu very much because they want to resolve the problem but they don't know how to do it.

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Fitbit still hasn't gotten around to officially announcing its new $250 Surge fitness watch, but the company's retail partners are no longer waiting around. An apparent mixup has led Brookstone to prematurely publish a pre-order page for the "super watch." A friendly tipster clued us in on the mistake. And the page (still live as of this writing) confirms everything we've already told you: Surge is a fitness watch — not a smartwatch — with built-in GPS and a variety of sensors that can record your workouts and overall activity regardless of whether it's linked up to a smartphone.

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Aiden Gillen is by now best known for playing ambitious men, particularly on critically acclaimed HBO series. On Game of Thrones, he plays the conniving Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish, and on The Wire, he played conflicted politician Tommy Carcetti. So Polish digital effects company Platige Image and the European Space Agency probably figured he was uniquely suited for their new short film Ambition. ...

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Deliver digital photo images with color and detail

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Find and remove duplicate files from your PC

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Convert, edit, organize, archive, and burn your songs

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Protect children from pornographic content on the Web

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Download and convert videos from video streaming sites

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Great news, Galaxy S5 owners: You may not have to wait that much longer to get Android 5.0 Lollipop on your favorite phone. SamMobile’s sources indicate that Lollipop will start rolling out to the Galaxy S5 sometime in December, which hopefully means you should get it on your own device before the year is over. LEARN MORE: The future of Android has arrived: Google announces Android 5.0 Lollipop release details Android 5.0 Lollipop, which Google officially unveiled earlier this month, is notable primarily for the inclusion of Material Design, a new design interface that is notable for its flatter icons and its physics-based animations that will give both Android apps and the platform itself a smoother and more consistent user experience.

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Display all the computers which are connected to your system

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By promoting one of his most trusted lieutenants, Google CEO Larry Page can spend more time focusing on the future.>

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Recover Windows local or domain account password

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The robot war might be televised (on the Web at least) and it's a fight to the finish. The RoboGames could become a Web series if a crowdfunding effort meets its goal.>

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There weren’t many smartphones in 2014 that received as much attention as the Galaxy Note 4, but a staggered launch by Samsung might have kept the phablet from breaking any sales records. Korea’s News 1 reports that after a month on the market, Samsung sold 4.5 million Galaxy Note 4 units, 500,000 less than the Note 3 sold in its first month. PREVIOUSLY: Samsung hints that a Lollipop upgrade for the Galaxy Note 4 is coming soon There is one major caveat to this report: the Note 4 was only available in Korea and China for a majority of that time. Now that the phone is beginning to roll out around the world, it has a chance to catch up with, and possibly

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Show the size of each folder on your disk, including its sub folders

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By Deepa Seetharaman and Ross Kerber SAN FRANCISCO/BOSTON (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's once fairy-tale ride on Wall Street has hit its most jarring bump yet. The company that for years enthralled investors with improbable growth and earned one of the technology sector's highest valuations drew widespread ire after a spectacular results letdown on Thursday. Amazon missed expectations across the board - on margins, on its net loss and on revenue. An unaccountably poor 7 to 18 percent revenue growth forecast for the typically strongest holiday quarter was the final straw for some. ...

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