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Watch, Skip, or Binge: Your Definitive Guide to Fall TV

Wired - Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 6:30am

Every fall the major television networks unleash scores of new shows for you to watch while simultaneously bringing back your faves. Throw in all the prestige shows now populating cable channels and suddenly keeping up with everything you want to watch this fall seems impossible without losing sleep and/or hitting the max capacity of your DVR. We'd like to help. Below are our picks for what you should watch (because it'll be necessary to your pop culture survival), what you should skip (because it's all filler, no killer), and what you should save and binge later (because it's good, but could be easily scarfed another time). Welcome to Watch, Skip, or Binge—the easiest way to manage your fall TV diet.

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A Smart Necklace That’s Like a Locket for the 21st Century

Wired - Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 6:30am

One thing quietly unsaid amid all the hubbub over the Apple Watch is that it’s not particularly clear what the device is for. Is it a notification screen? A fancy credit card? A health tracker? It’s all of those things—and that’s a problem, says Jennifer Darmour. “Even though Apple introduced a great platform, it still […]

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Selling Out Was the Best Thing Minecraft’s Creator Could’ve Done

Wired - Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 6:30am

This is the right exit at the right time. We have reached peak Minecraft.

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Utopia’s Producers Know Utopia Is Impossible—That’s the Point

Wired - Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 6:30am

Fox's "social experiment" has a fascinating premise, but the show's grand gimmick has quickly become a portrait of disastrous irony.

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Apple’s Devious U2 Album Giveaway Is Even Worse Than Spam

Wired - Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 6:30am

That gift Apple bestowed on all iTunes users? The U2 album no one asked for? Today the company created a way to delete it, which is the least it could do.

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Zippy New Canon DSLR Captures Ultra-Smooth 1080p Video

Wired - Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 6:30am

Canon's new 7D Mark II improves on its predecessor with a 10fps burst mode and the ability to shoot 1080p video at 60fps.

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What’s Up With That: Why Do All My Friends Like the Same Music?

Wired - Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 6:30am

Music has chemistry, both in maintaining friendships and helping us make new ones. Science can help us understand how it works.

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Here’s How to Purge Your iTunes of That Horrid U2 Album

Wired - Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 6:30am

After pushing out the new U2 album to its 800 million iTunes users last week, Apple has finally released instructions for deleting it from iTunes for good. Here's how to deBono-fy.

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How Medieval-Style Guilds Will Remake the Tech Behind Facebook and Google

Wired - Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 6:30am

When Pearce was named as the head of open source at Facebook, charged with overseeing the vast collection of software the company shares with the rest of the world, he felt that something was missing. “When I took over the Facebook open source portfolio, I was waiting for the invite,” he says. “I was like: ‘Is someone going to invite me to the open source guild?’”

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4 Designs That Turn Your Living Room Into a Playground

Wired - Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 6:30am

A series of objects that chooses cleverness over convenience.

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NSW Police Named as FinFisher Spyware Users

Slashdot - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 5:25am
Bismillah writes Wikileaks' latest release of documents shows that the Australian New South Wales police force has spent millions on licenses for the FinFisher set of law enforcement spy- and malware tools — and still has active licenses. What it uses FinFisher, which has been deployed against dissidents by oppressive regimes, for is yet to be revealed. NSW Police spokesperson John Thompson said it would not be appropriate to comment "given this technology relates to operational capability".

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