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For lovers of exponential thinking, the best place on Earth - and so by default the solar system - to immerse yourself in such ideas might be Silicon Valley. Those in the know make a beeline for Singularity University based at NASA's Ames Research Center in Mountain View - but a stone's throw from Google HQ. You wouldn't even have to be a good...

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It's rude to talk or take phone calls during a movie. That statement should be obvious, but it's a problem that persists regardless of how much shushing you do. So independent theater chain The Alamo Drafthouse made a new video to silence loud moviegoers by invoking the emotional aesthetic of Friday Night Lights, complete with a score by Explosions in the Sky and a performance from the show's biggest star.

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The social-networking giant's co-founder shared Friday that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting their first child -- a daughter. Their dog, Beast, "has no idea what's coming."

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Development on long-in-development horror game finished ahead of its launch in August.

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Windows 10 is finally here and it's pretty good! We'll take a stroll down memory lane as it pertains to the iterations of Windows, whip up a jug of bug-juice in anticipation of the new Wet Hot American Summer episodes and explore some 80s-inspired synth tunes.

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Bungie bans lots of offending Crucible players for manipulating network traffic.

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Thumb drive issues, beta testing, data caps, browser compatibility, and more.

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Remember when Olivia Newton John and John Travolta made a music video for Christmas 2012? You don't? What do you mean you forgot? I don't care if it's been two and a half years!

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Leading a product team is invigorating. As the CEO of the product, the product manager has one of the best jobs in the company as well as one of the hardest. Make the wrong decisions and you're a failure. But, define the right product for the right customer at the right time and you are a star.Becoming a master product manager takes time,...

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7%.What does that number represent?It represents the percentage of investor money given to women-led startups.*I want to put a spin on this story and start out with song. It's Raining Angels (Angel Investors)The San Francisco fog is rising.According to all sources - what sources?Silicon Valley is the place to go - we better hurry up.'cause for...

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(Reuters) - Online taxi-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc has closed a new round of funding that values the company at close to $51 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Uber raised close to $1 billion in the round, bringing its total funding to more than $5 billion, WSJ reported on Friday, citing one of the people. Uber and Bennett Coleman could not immediately be reached for comment.

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It's been a busy week for Drake, but why not cap it off with yet another song about how real he is. A music video just came out for The Game's "100," which features a very mellowed out Drake rapping through the middle of it and warning other rappers not to show up to his studio "with that fake shit." The song originally dropped last month, but its lyrics are all too fitting for the end of a week focused on Meek Mill's accusation that Drake does exactly what he's warning others not to.

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By Edward Taylor and Julia Love FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - BMW and Apple may rekindle a courtship put on hold after an exploratory visit by executives of the world's top maker of electronic gadgets to the headquarters of the word's biggest seller of premium cars. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook went to BMW's headquarters last year and senior Apple executives toured the carmaker's Leipzig factory to learn how it manufactures the i3 electric car, two sources familiar with the talks told Reuters. The dialogue ended without conclusion because Apple appears to want to explore developing a passenger car on its own, one of the sources said.

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Electronic Arts Inc is back from the "dark side". EA said on Thursday that "extremely strong" preorders for "Star Wars: Battlefront" were behind its decision to raise its full-year revenue forecast to $4.45 billion from $4.40 billion. "(EA) is merely trying to rein in runaway expectations for Star Wars, during a highly competitive holiday window for first-person shooters," Barclays analyst Chris Merwin, who raised his price target on EA by $14 to $82, wrote in a research report.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his pediatrician wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby.

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Why do Android diehards love Android? A lot of it comes down to freedom — they don’t like Apple’s walled garden approach and they love being able to have devices that have more customization options than iPhones do. But freedom isn’t just about how you use software — it’s being free from mobile carrier contracts and the assorted carrier bloatware apps that come with them. And this is why, as Droid Life’s Kellen Barranger explains, Android fans should really hope the new Moto X Pure Edition is a hit. READ OUR FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Moto X Pure Edition and Moto G hands-on: The pure Android phones you’ve been waiting for Instead of selling its device through mobile carriers at a subsidized price, Motorola offering the Moto

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If you're the parent of a teen, chances are that they updated their Facebook page, posted pictures on Instagram or live-tweeted their summer activities. As August nears, summer vacation may be drawing to a close, but there are still plenty of extra hours to Whisper, Periscope, and Snapchat the day away. This makes it a prime opportunity for...

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This morning my wife delivered some challenging news. The family tablet was not charging and we would need to buy a new one immediately. As a family with no TV, we rely on the tablet to entertain our children at various points of the day, particularly in the summertime when there are more hours at home. And while we are blessed to possess a...

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More than 14 million people have already upgraded to Windows 10, but you might not be one of them. You’re probably scared that things will go wrong, that your data might be lost, or that Microsoft will soon have you searching for drivers. Don’t worry — that last one won’t happen. The entire process is much simpler than you think, and below you’ll find everything you need to know before and after the install. DON’T MISS: Windows 10: The first 5 things you need to do immediately after you install it Before you upgrade If you haven’t registered for the upgrade yet, do so from the upgrade tool available in the lower-right corner of your screen — click the Windows icon and perform the

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Goldgenie, a company known for blinging up tech devices, offers a golden HTC One M9 to raise funds for Cecil the Lion's national park in Zimbabwe.

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Pinterest has hired designer Susan Kare, the graphic artist famously behind many of Apple's early fonts and icons, including those on the original Macintosh. At Pinterest, Kare will be serving as a product design lead, where the company says she'll likely end up working on products like buyable pins, guided search, and app pins.

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In 2015, DJs are at the heart of music, crafting pop hits and critical darlings alike, along with the usual nightclub duties. The simple act of controlling recorded sound is more riveting and more popular than it's ever been, and that popularity has come with surprising technological changes. What started with a simple turntable has become a melange of mixers, MIDI controllers, CDJs and software suites that tie it all together.

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By Malathi Nayak NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dish Network Corp said on Friday that Comcast Corp's broadcast television network NBC is not airing ads promoting its Sling TV video streaming service in some markets. While NBC, part of Comcast's NBCUniversal film and TV unit, has banned Sling TV ads, other major networks such as ABC, CBS, Fox are running its commercials, Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch said in a blog post. NBCUniversal's four locally-owned stations in New York, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. ...

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By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The cybersecurity issues that led Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV to recall 1.4 million vehicles this month could pose a problem for cars and trucks from other automakers, the top U.S. auto safety regulator said on Friday. Mark Rosekind, who heads the National Transportation Safety Administration, said his watchdog agency is trying to determine how many car makers received wireless components from the same company that supplied Fiat Chrysler. “The supplier didn’t just supply radios to Chrysler but to a lot of other manufacturers," Rosekind told reporters.

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By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] is jostling with drivers suing for reimbursement of their expenses in advance of an important hearing next week in the fight over whether drivers are independent contractors or employees entitled to benefits. Three drivers sued Uber in a federal court in San Francisco, contending they are employees and entitled to reimbursement for expenses, including gas and vehicle maintenance. If allowed to proceed as a class action, the 2013 lawsuit could cover more than 160,000 California drivers and give plaintiffs leverage to negotiate a settlement.

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