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It literally does not matter what I write here, so here are the best Liam Neeson quotes from the trailer."Listen carefully, Kim. "The Porsche drifting under the jet and taking out the landing gear is everything to me." — Chris Ziegler, noted expert on cars, planes, and Fast & Furious Liam Neeson's been hotter... nothing especially science-y going on except that Liam Neeson maybe upset his makeup artist and that's why he looks so beat.

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Windows Threshold

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Windows is still by far the most widely used desktop OS in the world but things are decidedly trending downward. The most recent numbers from NPD showed that while “U.S. consumer retail PC sales grew almost 3% during the 10 week Back-to-School period (week of July 4th through Labor Day week),” Windows device sales actually fell by 3% over the same period. Instead, NDP found that all growth in PC sales came from Macs and Chromebooks. Microsoft’s struggles in the mobile market are even worse — while iOS and Android dominate the smartphone market, Microsoft’s own Windows Phone has been a bust so far and has actually seen both its market share and total shipments decline over the last year.

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NEW YORK (AP) — AOL will provide Microsoft's MSN with more video and additional news stories from popular sites such as The Huffington Post and TechCrunch in an expansion of a deal aimed at selling more digital advertising.

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You've always wanted an artificially intelligent yoga mat, haven't you? Here's SmartMat, a yoga mat with a nice Siri-like yoga teacher whispering "downward dogs" to you.>

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Regardless, shipments of larger-screened tablets will rise over the next several years, says market researcher NPD DisplaySearch.>

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Marissa Garner designs window art featuring superheroes, robots and comic book villains. "I would go to this church," fans tell the artist.>

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While the death knell of the personal computer is wildly over estimated, it is undeniable that desktop PC sales have flagged in recent years. Belkin's new laptop dock offers a speedy Thunderbolt 2 connection in hopes of rekindling some of that desktop magic. Belkin's $300 Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD was designed to accommodate both Mac and PC laptops with not one, but two Thunderbolt 2 ports.

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Apple clearly knows how to take care of its customers, not just make new ones. And we have proof. Our sister site, Laptop Mag, has named the Cupertino, California-based company the best in tech support for 2014.

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It's so nice, SOL Republic and Motorola had to do it twice. The companies behind the original SOL Republic Deck Bluetooth speaker have partnered again to launch the Deck Ultra (available now, priced at $149), promising twice the power and range with even longer battery life. According to SOL Republic CEO and co-founder, Kevin Lee, the new speaker will offer “excessive loudness and insane range.” PR jargon aside, the Deck Ultra offers some pretty compelling features.

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For superheroes to stay alive, they have to change with the times. It’s a dilemma the comics industry has struggled with for decades, here and there resisting and elsewhere confronting head on. It's also one of the best parts about loving comics. When I was a kid, few of the characters I loved looked much like me. The few that did weren’t exactly marquee characters, the icons like Spider-Man and Wonder Woman that fans could rally behind outside their local comic book shops. Today, however, there's a black Spider-Man out there, one that’s not only valid but beloved. ...

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It isn't often you see airliners flying in formation. There's a good reason for that, of course: they're too busy earning money for the airlines that own them to engage in any sort of photogenic tomfoolery.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a recent interview that the company is working on products that haven’t been covered in rumors yet, and a patent recently awarded to the company serves as a great reminder. Called Interactive holographic display device, the patent describes ways to show interactive holograms using an advanced touchscreen display on certain devices, a technology that could someday be included in future iPhone, iPad or Mac products. As noted by Patently Apple, Apple’s invention doesn’t require a special medium such as spinning mirrors, steam or hot air to display 3D holographic images, as other devices do. Instead, Apple uses a complex optical system that would let certain devices project holographic images the user could interact with, supporting multitouch-like gestures.

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GoPro's tiny cameras are about to make watching hockey a bit more interesting: this coming season, NHL games on NBC and Rogers will start cutting to point-of-view footage that's been captured by GoPro cameras, according to Adweek. Adweek suggests that you might see New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist blocking a shot, for instance. For any player that GoPro has footage for (and it's not stated how many that is), the networks will be able to cut to their point-of-view demonstration whenever it wants to in order to better illustrate what's happening in the game.

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A social messaging app that allows users to contact each other even if a mobile phone network is overloaded or switched off has become a hit among tens of thousands of Hong Kong protesters.

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The FCC today unanimously voted to end its sports blackout rules nearly four decades after they were first implemented in 1975. Despite stiff objections from the NFL, the Commission has put an end to the rules that barred cable and satellite providers from airing games blacked out on local broadcast stations because they failed to sell out. But it only ends the government's rules. The NFL still has its own, private blackout rules in place with broadcasters like FOX and CBS, and those may still prevent fans from watching local games when tickets remain at the box office.

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You like free stuff. So do we, which is why we've put together one of our biggest giveaways yet: we're giving away 10 — yes, 10 — HTC One (M8) Harman Kardon Edition phones for Sprint!

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Organize photos and edit them--from cropping to creative HDR, 3D, panoramas, RAW

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Head-up displays are about to become mainstream; TV airwaves are about to make room for mobile data instead; and implanted wireless technology offers freedom from paralysis.>

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When Apple first unveiled the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus earlier this month, people knew right away that they were two of the most beautiful smartphones the world had ever seen. At the same time, however, there were a few curious design decisions that raised some eyebrows. One in particular is the protruding camera lens on both phones, which one critic even referred to as “appalling.” YouTube users PeripateticPandas took the opportunity to release a funny (and frightening) video that shows us one way to fix the iPhone 6’s protruding camera, and now the team is back with a unique solution for “Bendgate.” FROM EARLIER: Video: Don’t go to an Apple store and bend their iPhones like these two kids did Almost immediately

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BOSTON (Reuters) - Hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb's Third Point LLC has taken a "significant" stake in online marketplace EBay Inc and had discussions with its chief executive officer, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The company announced earlier on Tuesday that it agreed to spin off its PayPal unit. Activist investor Carl Icahn had pushed to company to take this step months ago. (Reporting by Svea Herbst-Bayliss; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

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