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“..Has the iPad already passed its peak?..”

“..The numbers are clear: Apple is selling fewer iPads..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Has the iPad already passed its peak? | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..The Birth of Bad Taste..”

“..Why Italian Mannerists like Rosso Fiorentino were painting’s first avant-garde..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The Birth of Bad Taste | The Nation.

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“..Sweeter Than the Sweet..”

“..For the Staple Singers and Stax Records – - political engagement flowed from an artistic renaissance..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Sweeter Than the Sweet | The Nation.

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“..New critical book on the Clinton family claims that Israel tapped White House phones – blackmailed president..”

“..The Israelis present at Wye River had a new tactic for their negotiations – – they’d overheard Clinton and Monica – and had it on tape. Not wanting to directly threaten the powerful American president – a crucial Israeli ally … Continue reading

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“..The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones: Are custom, 3D printed earbuds the solution? – Features – Gadgets and Tech – The Independent

“..Earphones don’t fit properly – offer mediocre audio quality – - and can even be painful..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones: Are custom, 3D printed earbuds the solution? – Features – Gadgets … Continue reading

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“..Conservative Economist Inadvertently Makes the Case for More Government Spending..(That’s not what his book intended to say – but it’s the unmistakable conclusion)..”

“..Gene Steuerle is not a standard right-winger who believes that a dollar in the pocket of a middle class or poor person – - is a dollar that could be in the pockets of the rich..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> … Continue reading

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“..Whole Foods’ Yogurt Is A Sugary Mess..”

“..A new test reveals Whole Foods’ yogurt has more than five times the sugar listed on their label..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Whole Foods’ Yogurt Is A Sugary Mess | Alternet.

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“..Can You Guess Which American City Is Ranked Unhappiest?..”

“..New York took the crown as the most miserable metropolitan area – with a population over one million – - followed by Pittsburgh – Louisville – Milwaukee and Detroit..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Can You Guess Which American City Is … Continue reading

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“..Fifty Shades of Grey trailer review: through a glass – daftly..”

“..The first full trailer for the S&M romance is out – - and rather than filth – - it offers a lot of shots of Jamie Dornan gazing out of an office. Is this just confessions of a window clinger?..” … Continue reading

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“..Joe review – these woods are lovely – dark – and deep..”

“..Nicolas Cage cuts a brooding figure in this powerful slice of Southern Gothic realism..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Joe review – these woods are lovely, dark and deep | Film | The Guardian.

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“..The playlist – Americana: Bon Iver – DD Dumbo – and Sturgill Simpson..”

“..New influences from African desert music to Delta blues – provide forward momentum in the genre – - topped by the majestic storytelling of Sturgill Simpson..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The playlist – Americana: Bon Iver, DD Dumbo and Sturgill … Continue reading

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“..How common are plane crashes?..”

“..With three major plane crashes in a week – - it seems air disasters are happening very frequently at present – – but statistically – how common are such crashes?..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> How common are plane crashes? | … Continue reading

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“..Nokia Lumia 930 review: the best Windows Phone yet..”

“..Microsoft’s latest smartphone is catching up to the iPhone and Android – - with a great camera – design – and wireless charging..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Nokia Lumia 930 review: the best Windows Phone yet | Technology | The … Continue reading

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“..How to watch TV like a world leader..”

“..Does the Queen watch Game of Thrones? No. But Cameron bases policy on crime dramas – - and Biden likes Honey Boo Boo..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> How to watch TV like a world leader | Tv-and-radio | The Guardian.

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“..Dotcom kicks off Internet Party party..” (video..)

“..A man in a light blue suit walks past the line and asks if we are ready for the party of the century..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Dotcom kicks off Internet Party party | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..Check Out the 2,000-Pound Monster WIRED’s Unleashing on Comic-Con..”

“..a nearly 14-foot tall – 2,000 pound creature – - to amaze the crowd this week in San Diego. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the building of this mind-blowing creation..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Check Out the 2,000-Pound Monster WIRED’s … Continue reading

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“..LittleBits – a Favorite Tool of Hardware Hackers – Is Now Cloud-Enabled..”

“..Today Little Bits has announced a bit leap forward – - that will make hardware hackers drool..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> LittleBits, a Favorite Tool of Hardware Hackers, Is Now Cloud-Enabled | Design | WIRED.

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“..Watch the definitive Gary Oldman death supercut..”

“..Gary Oldman has died on screen 17 times..” (cont..) go to source/story>>>> Watch the definitive Gary Oldman death supercut – Salon.com.

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“..Crap logo ideas..”

“..An amusing but telling collection..” (cont..) go to source/story>>>p>Crap logo ideas – Boing Boing.

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“..How Harry Potter shaped a generation..”

“..Seven years after the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – - Caroline Siede looks back on the book series that defined a generation..” (cont..) go to source/story>> How Harry Potter shaped a generation – Boing Boing.

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“..12 Insightful Books That Capture What It’s Like To Be An Introvert..”

“..introverts are people who tend to: Prefer quiet situations – Prefer a small group of close friends – Consider decisions carefully and think before speaking – Work slowly and deliberately; concentrate easily – Dislike small talk but enjoy deep discussions … Continue reading

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“..Sky Tower In Denmark Might Be The Scariest Theme Park Ride Ever..”

“..The Sky Tower at Tivoli Friheden in Denmark is a free fall ride with no brakes because – - there’s no vehicle. It’s just you – - plunging from the top of a 130-foot tower into a net 100 feet … Continue reading

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“..16 Board Games That Defined Your Childhood – Ranked From Worst To Best..”

“..Board games were a common childhood experience – - shared by most kids..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 16 Board Games That Defined Your Childhood, Ranked From Worst To Best.

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“..William Shatner writes damning review of Facebook’s new celebrity app..”

“..The Star Trek actor is unimpressed with Facebook’s dedicated app for celebrity users – - writing a five-chapter critical review on Tumblr..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> William Shatner writes damning review of Facebook’s new celebrity app | Technology | The … Continue reading

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“..A global guide to the first world war – interactive documentary..”

“..Ten historians from 10 countries give a brief history of the first world war through a global lens. Using original news reports – interactive maps – and rarely-seen footage – - including extraordinary scenes of troops crossing Mesopotamia on camels … Continue reading

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“..Hercules review – cheerfully ridiculous..”

“..Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson plays the classical hero in glistening semi-nudity..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Hercules review – cheerfully ridiculous | Film | The Guardian.

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“..Clinton review – this musical should be impeached..”

“..Want to know a good rhyme for fellatio? Or saxophone? Or Arkansas? So do the writers of this puerile musical comedy..” (cont..) (ed:..it gets one star..i think they got that for turning up on time..) go to source/story>>> Clinton review … Continue reading

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“..Before Boyhood: five of Richard Linklater’s greatest films..”

“..from Dazed and Confused – to School of Rock..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Before Boyhood: five of Richard Linklater’s greatest films | Film | The Guardian.

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tv-reviewer rips into seven sharp..and cameron slater..

“..From the start host Mike Hosking was in typical Hosking mood – including some barbs at female drivers which… well – - would have been out of date and inappropriate in a 1970s sitcom. But worse was to come. Much … Continue reading

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“..8 Things Entrepreneurial People Do Differently..”

“..Entrepreneurship is a mindset – an attitude – - and a lifestyle adopted by people who aren’t satisfied with the status quo..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 8 Things Entrepreneurial People Do Differently.

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“..First the internet ruined sex – now it’s ruining the weather..”

“..As I continue to plummet inescapably towards middle age – - I have found myself searching for the thing. The thing that all men develop at a certain age..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> First the internet ruined sex, now it’s … Continue reading

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“..Top 10 animal villains..”

“..the most chillingly evil animals in children’s books..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Top 10 animal villains | Childrens-books-site | The Guardian.

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“..Parody songs: five of the best..”

“..nominations for the best and worst parody songs ever released..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Parody songs: five of the best | Music | The Guardian.

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“..Business Adventures by John Brookes: A Bible for billionaires..”

“..Warren Buffett and Bill Gates are big fans of an out of print 1960s business book. Seth Stevenson thinks he knows why..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Business Adventures by John Brookes: A Bible for billionaires – Features – Books – … Continue reading

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“..What Is the Ayahuasca Experience?..”

“..Gain insight into the ayahuasca experience through scientific findings – – and through firsthand accounts from the likes of Allen Ginsberg..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> What Is the Ayahuasca Experience? – Mind and Body – Utne Reader.

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“..Check Out These Vintage Photos of New York City’s 1970s Punk Playground..”

“..Two new photobooks..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Check Out These Vintage Photos of New York City’s 1970s Punk Playground | Mother Jones.

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“..In 20 Years Most New Cars Won’t Have Steering Wheels or Pedals..”

“..By 2030 most new cars will be made without rearview mirrors – horns – or emergency brakes. By 2035 they won’t have steering wheels or acceleration and brake pedals. They won’t need any of these things because they will be … Continue reading

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“..5 Ways to Make the Most of Kindle Unlimited’s 600,000 Books..”

“..Here are a few practical pointers to help you navigate Unlimited’s seemingly – um – unlimited choices..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 5 Ways to Make the Most of Kindle Unlimited’s 600,000 Books | Underwire | WIRED.

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“..Meet the godfather of electronic dance music: Giorgio Moroder’s spectacular return to the spotlight..”

“..Moroder on starting his DJ career at age 74 – - working with Daft Punk – - and the evolution of club culture..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Meet the godfather of electronic dance music: Giorgio Moroder’s spectacular return to the … Continue reading

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“..7 worst right-wing moments of the week”..Ann Coulter is heartless – and awful..”

“..The conservative writer mocks a tearful undocumented immigrant – - while Glenn Beck earns ire for not being terrible..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 7 worst right-wing moments of the week — Ann Coulter is heartless and awful – Salon.com.

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