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This is what London's Heathrow airport would look like as a futuristic city

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:13

This is what London's Heathrow airport would look like as a futuristic cityLondon's Heathrow Airport is one of the world's busiest airports, serving 72.3 million travelers in 2013 alone, and demand for more flights is only growing. At least if London Mayor Boris Johnson gets his way. In order to keep up with skyrocketing demand projected for Heathrow into 2050s, Johnson years ago began advocating that Heathrow be closed and a new airport be built 40 miles east on a rural island in the Thames Estuary. Still, the London Mayor's Office has gone ahead and commissioned three outlandishly ambitious proposals from leading architectural firms for what to do with the area now occupied by Heathrow if it does end up moving.

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5 awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps that are free for a limited time

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:44

5 awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps that are free for a limited timeDid you miss out on any of the awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps we’ve shared with you over the past few days that have gone on sale for free for a limited time? Don’t worry… we’ve got five more for you today. Supporting developers by paying for good apps is very important, but it’s difficult to resist a good sale every now and then. So get your iPhones and iPads ready, and be sure to download anything that looks appealing as soon as possible because these sales could end soon. These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they

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Wikia Maps lets you annotate the Millennium Falcon

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:33

Wikia Maps lets you annotate the Millennium FalconWiki-hosting service Wikia is launching a brand-new feature that lets users collaboratively annotate maps of just about anything — and that includes nerdy fictional locations like Game of Thrones' Westeros or even the inside of the Millennium Falcon. Though it's still in beta, the new section of the site already includes a number of user-created maps that give you a good idea of what's possible. A detailed cut-away image of the Millennium Falcon, for example, has such nitty gritty details that you can read about the ship's freight loading room or check where all of the exits are. The maps are also embeddable so that they can be shared relatively easily — after a recent open beta the feature is now live to everyone.

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The unbelievable life and death of Michael C. Ruppert

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:30

The unbelievable life and death of Michael C. RuppertBy the second Sunday of April this year, Michael C. Ruppert was broke. The 63-year-old cop-turned-writer and firebrand gained fame by starring in Collapse, a 2009 documentary in which he predicts society’s destruction. Publicity from the film was great — he went on a countrywide promotional tour — but compensation had fizzled out. By April, he was receiving just a couple hundred dollars per month in royalties to supplement his meager Social Security checks.

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Netflix's Europe expansion seen eating into profits

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:19

Cast members Laura Prepon and Taylor Schilling attend the season two premiere of "Orange is the New Black" in New York(Reuters) - Netflix Inc's planned expansion in Europe will set the video streaming company up for growth, but will increase content and marketing expenses in the near term, analysts said. Netflix said it planned to expand into Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg in September, taking its international addressable market to more than 180 million broadband households — double the current U.S. market. Netflix, which now has over 50 million subscribers, already has presence in European countries such as the UK, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. Netflix's international business is likely to post losses or stay in "early-stage margin mode" for the next several years, RBC Capital Markets analysts wrote in a note.

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Apple’s iPhone 6 launch will be even bigger than anyone imagined

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:15

Apple’s iPhone 6 launch will be even bigger than anyone imaginedApple has told suppliers to make between 70 million and 80 million combined 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 units by December 30, The Wall Street Journal has learned from sources familiar with the matter, in anticipation of what will be its biggest iPhone launch ever. Foxconn and Pegatron will start production of the smaller iPhone next month – something recent rumors also claimed – and Foxconn will be the exclusive maker of the 5.5-inch model, which will head to mass-production in September. Both companies are on a “hiring binge,” the Journal says, with Foxconn “hiring workers by the hundreds a day to staff production lines” at their factories in China. FROM EARLIER: New report claims to reveal release date for

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The Bible's a mess, but a designer is fixing it

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:06

The Bible's a mess, but a designer is fixing itAdam Greene, a book designer based in Santa Cruz, California, thinks he can change that with a Kickstarter for a new version of the Bible titled Bibliotheca. Bibliotheca is the realization of Greene’s long-held desire to help others discover the Bible. Bibliotheca consists of four volumes, three for the Old Testament and one for the New. "Growing up with the Bible, there were so many interpretive lenses held up to it for me," Greene tells The Verge.

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Listen to the first 'Ninja Turtles' single from Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, and Ty Dolla $ign

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:05

Listen to the first 'Ninja Turtles' single from Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, and Ty Dolla $ignAs if the Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie wasn't already going to be crazy enough, the film unveiled the first single off of its soundtrack last night — and it easily brings this movie onto a completely new level of insane. Called "Shell Shocked," the song is a thumping rap track featuring Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, Ty Dolla $ign, laying down lyrics that casually relate to the movie like, "All my brothers trying to get some cheddar / We all want to cut like Shredder. ...

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How to install iOS 8 beta 4 right now without a developer account

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:50

How to install iOS 8 beta 4 right now without a developer accountApple pushed out its fourth beta version of iOS 8 on Monday, and the update came right on time. iOS 8 beta 4 is a huge improvement over earlier betas in a number of ways, offering several new features such as a redesigned Control Center, as well as plenty of bug fixes that make it easier for iOS developers to test their apps ahead of iOS 8’s public release this fall. Of course, the fixes are also greatly appreciated by non-developers who pay $99 for the opportunity to get their hands on Apple’s unreleased iOS software before any of their friends. As it turns out, iPhone and iPad owners don’t even need to pay for a developer account to install iOS

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Samsung is already making fun of the iPhone 6 even though it doesn’t exist yet

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:25

Samsung is already making fun of the iPhone 6 even though it doesn’t exist yetSamsung has a new Galaxy S5 ad out that makes fun of the iPhone. But instead of mocking the existing iPhone 5s, which outsold the Galaxy S5 in the latter’s first full month of sales despite being eight months old at the time, the company chose to have its fun at the expense of a product that doesn’t yet exist: The upcoming iPhone 6. FROM EARLIER: Check out this big iPhone 6 rumor round-up video Called “Screen Envy,” the new TV commercial reminds iPhone owners that the big smartphone screen they have been waiting for is already here, and has been here for a couple of years. Samsung is obviously well aware of the rumors saying Apple’s new iPhones will, for the

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How Apple and Google plan to reinvent healthcare

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:11

The unbelievable life and death of Michael C. RuppertMike Dittenber had always wanted to go skydiving. “It would be a transformation, with a lot of big winners, and losers as well.”

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Windows 9 Leak Shows Start Menu's Triumphant Return

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:07

Windows 9 Leak Shows Start Menu's Triumphant ReturnBased on what looks to be an early build of Windows 9, a new set of leaked images show both the revamped Start menu as well as some old-school window functionality for new-school users. Originally posted by Myce, the screens show off a build of Windows Threshold, Microsoft's Windows 8 follow-up that's designed to win over those sticking with Windows 7. The first image shows off the new Start menu we've seen before, fusing a Windows 7-style app list with colorful Live Tiles like Mail, Calendar and Weather, which originally debuted on the touch-friendly Windows 8 Start screen.

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Nvidia's Shield Tablet wants to be the ultimate gaming device

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:01

Nvidia's Shield Tablet wants to be the ultimate gaming deviceNvidia wasn't able to get its graphics chips into either the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4, so it's doing the next best thing by trying to obviate home consoles altogether. Today the company introduces its new $299 Shield Tablet: an 8-inch Android device designed to sate all your gaming needs at once. It's powered by the souped-up Tegra K1 processor that Nvidia debuted to much fanfare in January, and already has a number of major game titles optimized to make use of its extra power. It's also compatible with a new Shield wireless controller and the same game-streaming capability as its predecessor Shield — allowing you to remotely play a game running on your PC at home.

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Verizon 2Q profit rises 93 percent

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 07:54

FILE - This Oct. 17, 2012 file photo, shows a Verizon Wireless store in Little Rock, Ark. Verizon Communications Inc. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon reported Tuesday that its second-quarter earnings nearly doubled after it secured full ownership of Verizon Wireless.

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Give your OnePlus One a bamboo back for $49

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 07:38

Give your OnePlus One a bamboo back for $49

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