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Photograph by Ishmael MarleyThrough the mentorship of Muhammad Yunus and Enzo Cursio from the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, Michael Henderson, Scott Akers and Moyo Oyelola started Doing Development, a nonprofit that uses technology to combat Africa's issues of infrastructure and health. From November 7th to 9th in Austin and at 100...

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R.L. Stine, the "Stephen King of children's literature," composes an impromptu horror story online to the delight of his fans. And it was all about a sandwich.>

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Next month, Hiroki Totoki will take over the division that has yet to make a major mark in smartphones. Sony announces earnings Friday, when it's expected to further slash smartphone shipments.>

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Peter Singer is the world’s most prominent and controversial moral philosopher. He talked with Lars Mensel and Max Tholl about techno-skepticism, trash TV, and why our becoming less human might ultimately save humanity.The European: Mr. Singer, do we have a healthy relationship with technology?Singer: A question that broad really doesn’t...

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At least one member of the Merchant Customer Exchange — a coalition of retailers that are blocking Apple Pay and other mobile payment systems in order to promote their own option — seems to have broken from the group. Michigan Live reports that regional grocery chain Meijer has decided to keep accepting mobile payments besides MCX's app "CurrentC," letting customers tap their NFC-enabled phones to pay for things like groceries and gas. "We don't plan to remove or disable these systems," said spokesperson Frank Guglielmi.

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Apple’s latest version of iOS is a huge improvement over other recent builds. It’s a particularly substantial improvement over iOS 8.0.1, which bricked about 30,000 iPhones in late September. As solid as iOS 8.1 is, however, the software still has some bugs that can be a big headache for iPhone and iPad users around the world. That’s the bad news. The good news is that there are already things you can do to address all of iOS 8.1’s most troublesome bugs. FROM EARLIER: Hidden iOS 8 trick stops people from digging through your library when you show them a photo Gizmodo has put together a nice list of the most annoying bugs plaguing people with iPhones, iPads and iPod touch handhelds

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MADRID (AP) — Spain's parliament has approved new intellectual property laws that allow news publishers to charge aggregators each time they display news content in search results.

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Interviewing Anita Sarkeesian, who has received numerous death threats for her feminist critique of video games, the conservative television host character "Stephen Colbert" became a feminist. Of course, it's been time for Gamergate's members to reconsider their movement's true intent for months. Gamergate began in August as an organized attack on a single woman in the video game community, and expanded to be a life threatening attack on many women in the global community.

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Apple's Tim Cook on Thursday became the most prominent chief executive to acknowledge his homosexuality, putting fresh focus on gay representation in the boardroom. Cook's announcement, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, is a watershed since he is the first CEO of a major US corporation to make such a declaration. "I think the result is that it will make gay culture more mainstream," said Roger Kay of Endpoint Technologies Associates, a consultant and analyst who follows the tech sector.

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Android fans looking to score some free apps should check out Amazon’s Appstore today, because it’s currently offering users free access to some 40 apps and games that are worth a combined $115. This huge sale ends Saturday though, so you’d better hurry if you want to download them all. FROM EARLIER: 9 awesome paid iPhone apps that are all free downloads right now (save $26!) The offer is valid in multiple markets, with Android Police already confirming it’s up in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. France and Australia. The Android games part of the promotion (available at the source link) includes titles like Plants vs. Zombies, Fruit Ninja and World of Goo, but also Plex, Boxer Pro, and other premium apps — a

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PlayStation 4 users who have updated to firmware version 2.00 report that putting the system into "Rest Mode" prevents the console from reawakening.>

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We’re just days away from seeing the first Android 5.0 devices start to ship. Google’s premium Nexus 9 tablet is set to launch this coming Monday, November 3rd, and Google’s first phablet will follow soon after, though an exact release date for the Nexus 6 is still unknown. What we do know, however, is that the new Lollipop software that powers both new Nexus devices features a stunning user interface overhaul and some great new features that Android users will love. And what better way is there to show off those great new features than with a bunch of animated GIFs? FROM EARLIER: Lollipop has an amazing hidden feature you’ll want to immediately use We have gone over all of the best

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The 3G-enabled smartwatch will be available from a wide range of carriers and let you place and receive calls while on-the-go.>

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Gone are the days when playing video games were viewed as a juvenile distraction. There are tangible learning benefits to games. Further, those with the skills to build games can are highly coveted and can earn significant income with minimal experience. These five apps can tutor middle and high school students about everything from coding to design to implementation that goes into creating games.

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Pininfarina is best known as Ferrari's frequent collaborator, but the Italian design firm sketches a lot of other things, too — take the Pininfarina Fuoriserie, for instance, a bicycle that's just a little fancier than your average fixie. Much of the steel frame is concealed with a walnut wood coating, for instance; the handlebars and seat are covered with a woven leather pattern. It's beautiful, particularly with the combination of wood and bare metal on the frame that gives the Fuoriserie a bit of a retro-future feel.

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The author gets quizzed on lines uttered by his own creations on "Late Night with Seth Meyers." Let the giggling commence.>

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By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An attack by hackers on a White House computer network earlier this month was considered so sensitive that only a small group of senior Congressional leaders were initially notified about it, U.S. officials said on Thursday. The officials said the Democratic and Republican leaders of the Senate and the House of Representatives and the heads of the Senate and House Intelligence Committees, collectively known as the "Gang of Eight", were told last week of the cyber attack, which had occurred several days earlier. ...

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A European Union cyber-security agency was in Athens to conduct the largest exercise ever held on the continent to prevent attacks on Europe's public utilities and communications networks.

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Marc Evan of Maniac Pumpkin Carvers gives us a unique look at what it takes to carve an elaborate, beautiful pumpkin in this video captured entirely using a GoPro.>

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The recently unveiled Nexus 6 happens to be Google’s biggest and most expensive Nexus smartphone yet, but Google told CNET that it believes more people will buy the device regardless of its comparatively hefty price tag, and support from carriers will help. Unlike before, five U.S. mobile operators will have the smartphone in stores this year, including the four major players, and that’s also a first for a Nexus smartphone. FROM EARLIER: This might be why you can’t find a Nexus 6 in the Google Play Store right now Apparently, Google wants to make the Nexus 6 available to more people, especially to those smartphone buyers who are likely to buy a new device with a new two-year contract. For them, the $199

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There's a more or less familiar pattern with releases from writer-directors Joel and Ethan Coen: we get a critically acclaimed drama, and then the screwball comedy — often critically acclaimed, too. (See: Fargo and The Big Lebowski; No Country For Old Men and Burn After Reading.) Looks like we're now getting the followup to last year's mostly melancholy Inside Llewyn Davis: Universal says the Coens' Hail, Caesar! is coming February 5th, 2016.

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By now, you're likely quite familiar with the concept of reading an ebook, whether on a tablet or dedicated e-reader: you load it up with as many books as you can, tap or flip your way through the pages, and maybe highlight a few favorite passages or look up some word definitions along the way. Google believes that's a fine formula for reading a novel, but sorely lacking when reading nonfiction books — think cookbooks, textbooks, or any other book that you don't typically read straight through from cover to cover. ...

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There's a revamped version of minimalist to-do app Any.Do out today, and using it might cost you. Today, the company announced Any.Do 2.0, a version of the cross-platform service focused on turning your lists into collaborative projects. It's meant to unify your work and personal lists, while making it easier for other people to see and modify them — the creators want you to be using it to organize your entire life (or, as CEO Omer Perchik puts it, your "portfolio of experiences and aspirations"), not just check off items. ...

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