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On today's show we'll discuss Chicago's planned "smart corners" project, gasp at a Comic Sans typewriter, wonder why speedometers list illegal speeds and usher in the future of porn with Oculus Rift.>

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At this point, Carrie Brownstein is probably best known as a comedian, she being half of the wildly successful Portlandia duo. But prior to Portlandia, Brownstein rocked out hard in the band Sleater-Kinney, a trio of women who released seven incredible albums during the ’90s and 2000s before amicably splitting up to work on other projects. If you're following any music blogs, you've probably already seen the news: Sleater-Kinney are now back together, they have a new album coming out, and they just released its first single. The best news? That it's as good as ever.

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Apple on Monday released iOS 8.1, the first major update for iOS 8 that brought some new features to users (such as Apple Pay for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus) and also fixed several other issues. However, Apple has apparently failed to fix an important iOS 8 issue it has never acknowledged since launching its newest OS version on September 17th — and it’s particularly important because it may have prevented many users from upgrading from iOS 7. FROM EARLIER: iOS 8.1 has been released – here’s how to download it right now! Users looking to update their compatible device from iOS 7.x or iOS 8.0.x to iOS 8.1 are reporting several storage requirements. The actual download seems to

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Facebook is like fast food. You crave it, you can get it on the go, and you feel crummy afterward. Behavioral studies show us that Facebook can negatively affect your mood -- the longer you are on it, the worse you may feel. We log in to make a social connection, and yet research is finding that our passive news feed browsing leads to increased...

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Describing herself as a social activist, public speaker and contributor to Vanity Fair, Lewinsky decides now is the time to enter the fray of immediacy.>

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For many Internet users, Google is synonymous with online search and is seen as the go-to place to get your questions answered. However, Google is still looking for new things to add to its search capabilities, as former CEO and current chairman Eric Schmidt outlined in a speech last week in Berlin where he talked about “innovation, technology, and the future of the Internet.” FROM EARLIER: Your first look at Google’s gorgeous new Gmail app for Android 5.0 According to Schmidt, Google is “nowhere near close” to solving Internet search, as the company still can’t answer complex queries. “Try a query like ‘show me flights under €300 for places where it’s hot in December and I can snorkel,’” Schmidt said. “That’s kind of

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Get your calendars out! The next six years will be full of superhero cinema, and this infographic helps you plan for every action-packed minute.>

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp will provide cloud-computing and research applications to medical researchers working on the Ebola virus, the software company's chief executive said on Monday. "One of the things tomorrow morning we're going to do is make available Azure computer power to the research community," CEO Satya Nadella said at a presentation in San Francisco. Azure is the name of Microsoft's cloud-computing platform, essentially a group of data centers that allow users to access large amounts of data remotely over the internet. ...

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Here's what's happening right now on net neutrality:The FCC is still deciding whether to completely cave and ruin the internet as we know itAmericans are pretty mad at the FCC about itCongress is twiddling its thumbs

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The White House has halted research examining how diseases like influenza, MRSA, and SARS can be more easily transmitted among animals, citing safety concerns. The US will not fund any new research and is encouraging those with existing research to pause their experiments.

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The Nexus 6 is a really, really big device. And now Droid Life points us to a new video from Carphone Warehouse that gives us a close side-by-side comparison between the Nexus 6 and the Galaxy Note 4 and as you can see in the picture above, the Nexus 6 is huge even when pitted against Samsung’s famously big flagship phablet. RELATED: The wait is finally over: Google’s incredible Nexus 6 is now official Among other things, the video compares the Note 4 and Nexus 6’s two enormous displays, their battery sizes, the devices’ different software features, and the devices’ two cameras. When it comes down to it, the two devices are very similar in a lot of ways and it seems that

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The world's largest social network claims DLA Piper and other firms knew Ceglia was lying about his ownership stake in Facebook, but went forward with the case anyway.>

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European Union and Chinese government strike a deal to end an investigation into whether Chinese telecom equipment makers, including Huawei and ZTE, received illegal subsidies.>

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It's far from an organized protest movement, but Gamergate — which ostensibly opposes unethical journalism and "social justice warriors" in video games — has managed to launch an undeniably political internet culture war. Its most outspoken celebrity supporters are associated with conservative politics, from Firefly and Full Metal Jacket star Adam Baldwin to Christina Hoff Sommers, a resident scholar at the right-leaning American Enterprise Institute. WikiLeaks' involvement in Gamergate dates back to mid-September, when founder Julian Assange participated in a Q&A session on Reddit to promote his latest book.

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Emoji are changing the way we society communicate. What better way to celebrate Halloween than by dressing up as your favorite one?>

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This year, Apple and Samsung will compete for the first time ever for phablet buyers’ attention. Apple launched its first 5.5-inch phablet on September 19th, while Samsung followed almost a month later with its fourth-generation big-screen Galaxy Note model. YouTube channel MacMixing (via 9to5Mac) took a closer look at both the iPhone 6 Plus and the Galaxy Note 4 by highlighting their main features in an extended video. FROM EARLIER: iPhone 6 Plus vs. Galaxy Note 4: The ultimate camera shootout Each phone has advantages and disadvantages that buyers should be aware of before purchasing a large smartphone, but the iPhone 6 Plus vs. Galaxy Note 4 battle is expected to be fierce this Christmas shopping season. So far, Apple has enjoyed record sales according

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This year, Apple and Samsung will compete for the first time ever for phablet buyers’ attention. Apple launched its first 5.5-inch phablet on September 19th, while Samsung followed almost a month later with its fourth-generation big-screen Galaxy Note model. YouTube channel MacMixing (via 9to5Mac) took a closer look at both the iPhone 6 Plus and the Galaxy Note 4 by highlighting their main features in an extended video. FROM EARLIER: iPhone 6 Plus vs. Galaxy Note 4: The ultimate camera shootout Each phone has advantages and disadvantages that buyers should be aware of before purchasing a large smartphone, but the iPhone 6 Plus vs. Galaxy Note 4 battle is expected to be fierce this Christmas shopping season. So far, Apple has enjoyed record sales according

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NEW YORK (AP) — Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch just to have access to a few favorite shows might be expected to start cancelling cable service in droves. Get Netflix, throw in HBO, add a network here and there — why would anyone sign up now for cable?

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There really has never been a better time to be a music fan — particularly if you’re a music fan who loves exploring vast catalogs of music that you won’t find on any top 40 radio stations. Pandora and Spotify have proven to be the two most popular music streaming services so far but there are plenty of competitors that are lining up to take the crown, led by Apple and its newly acquired Spotify rival Beats Music. All this added competition can only mean one thing: Streaming price wars are coming. RELATED: Netflix is reeling from its $1 price hike – and that’s incredible news for American consumers Spotify on Monday announced that it will soon launch a new program called

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BOSTON (Reuters) - The $108 billion Fidelity Contrafund continues to have a big appetite for Facebook Inc's stock, adding to its position in the social media company during the third quarter and praising its mobile ad revenue growth and "visionary management." The fund, which is the largest mutual fund owner of Facebook, disclosed adding to its position in its third-quarter commentary letter to investors on Monday. ...

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If the zombie apocalypse ever arrives, you'll be happy you dropped a ton of cash for a log cabin designed to fortify you against attacks by the undead.>

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