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Tim Cook proves it’s the photographer, not the camera, that takes awesome pictures Print E-mail
Monday, 08 February 2016
Apple CEO Tim Cook shared a celebratory picture from the Super Bowl on Twitter, but unfortunately, it wasn't the best effort. It resulted in much derision about not only his photographic skills, but also the iPhone's ability to take great photos. The post Tim Cook proves it’s the photographer, not the camera, that takes awesome pictures appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Plantronics BackBeat Sense SE review - CNET Print E-mail
Monday, 08 February 2016
This special-edition version of the Plantronics BackBeat Sense adds water-resistance to one of the best on-ear Bluetooth headphones currently available.

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The Pirate Bay now lets you stream torrents from your browser Print E-mail
Monday, 08 February 2016
The best-known torrent site in the world now streams pirated content too. The Pirate Bay has added support for Torrents Time, a plugin that lets users stream torrents directly inside their browser. There's no need to download the torrent itself, or a BitTorrent client, or even the actual content — then lets the whole process run inside Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Chrome, on either Windows or OS X. The system is currently in beta at the moment, and has all the usual problems of pirated torrents (namely bad image quality and the need to wait for peers to seed the content), but it's still an extremely simple system. Torrents Time can be added to any site Torrents Time itself was only released at...

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The Super Bowl breaks a streaming record Print E-mail
Sunday, 07 February 2016
The Super Bowl isn’t meant to be streamed, but there are a lot of people who want to stream the Super Bowl, anyway. And this year there were more than ever: CBS says the Broncos victory over the Panthers had a “record audience” streaming the game. What does that mean in numbers? CBS won’t say, for now. But here are the numbers NBC recorded when it streamed the game a year ago, and also said it broke records: 800,000 average viewers per minute, 1.3 million concurrent users, and 213 total minutes. Continue reading…

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Watch the X-Men: Apocalypse Super Bowl trailer Print E-mail
Sunday, 07 February 2016
The first X-Men: Apocalypse trailer served to introduce the titular new baddie (played by Oscar Isaac). In contrast, the Super Bowl spot is way more focused on teasing the summer blockbuster's big action moments: a bevy of surface-to-air missiles launching from a field. A city being destroyed by unclear forces. Olivia Munn (as Psylocke) cutting a car in half. And in the tradition of environmental destruction films, the soundtrack is an old Coldplay song (Don't Panic) slowed down and sung by Clarity. X-Men: Apocalypse will hit theaters May 27th. Continue reading…

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The Binding of Isaac’s abused boy gets rejected by Apple Print E-mail
Sunday, 07 February 2016
Despite critical appraise and a good amount of sales, the religiously based child abuse in The Binding of Isaac might be too much for Apple. The developer applied but gotits game rejected by the tech giant. The post The Binding of Isaac’s abused boy gets rejected by Apple appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Titanfall 2 will have a single player campaign and a possible TV show spinoff Print E-mail
Sunday, 07 February 2016
Titanfall 2 will have a single-player campaign, the game's lead writer confirmed for Forbes in an interview. Moreover, developing studio Respawn Entertainment is looking into a companion TV series about Titanfall, to premiere when the game launches. In a podcast interview about a year ago, Titanfall's community manager hinted at a traditional campaign. Jesse Stern has confirmed to Forbes that is a part of the game. Continue reading…

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SweepSense makes your phone or laptop smarter by using its speaker and microphone Print E-mail
Sunday, 07 February 2016
Three researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are behind SweepSense, which aims to make devices smarter by giving them the ability to sense their surroundings using the speakers and microphones they already have. The post SweepSense makes your phone or laptop smarter by using its speaker and microphone appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Larry David turns into Bernie Sanders in SNL's 'Bern Your Enthusiasm' Print E-mail
Sunday, 07 February 2016
It doesn't take much for Larry David to impersonate Democratic presidential nominee Bernie Sanders — after all, both are balding, somewhat grouchy old Jewish men from Brooklyn. And Saturday Night Live didn't miss the opportunity. With David hosting the show last night, we were treated to the first (and last) episode of Bern Your Enthusiasm. The skit ended up feeling a whole lot like an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, even though David is playing Sanders, not himself. Perhaps that's precisely because David's typical schtick seems to match Bernie Sanders' demeanor so well. Like any episode of Curb, it revolves around how a simple misunderstanding can have disastrous consequences. It's not the first...

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What time is the Superb Owl? Print E-mail
Sunday, 07 February 2016
Where does the superb owl live? Surrounded by the bones of its vanquished enemies. What does the superb owl eat? Moths, grasshoppers, and candied yams. (Wikimedia commons) What does the superb owl do all day? Heckle bluejays and menace blackbirds. Where does the superb owl go out at night? New York's hottest club. What makes the superb owl so superb? That is trademarked and I will be sued if I say. (The way to get around this is to talk about The Big Bird.) How many superb owls are required for a superb owl party? At least four. (mmrascally) How many superb owls can the average person expect to see in a lifetime? A minimum of ten. How do you increase your likelihood of seeing...

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