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Oyster Poised to Become the Netflix for Books

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When I was growing up there wasn’t a book I wouldn’t read. Books offered an escape from the mundane realities of life that was only limited by my imagination. It’s a passion that has carried through into adulthood where I’ve devoured the Song of Ice and Fire series, finished every Harry Potter book consecutively over the course of a month, ...

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What Does Facebook Buying Oculus Actually Mean?

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There seems to be one constant in our social media driven world: what Facebook wants Facebook gets. It’s a lesson that has been learned since the social media juggernaut stormed onto the scene and changed the way people interact with each other. It’s part of the reason why the recent announcement that Facebook will buy the Kickstarter darling Oculus VR, ...

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Facebook Buying Oculus Rift for Two Billion Dollars

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Virtual reality has become the next big thing since 3D gaming, with the Oculus Rift which has been hyped for a while and Sony’s Project Morpheus which was announced at this year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC). When someone on Reddit posted that Mark Zuckerberg visited the Oculus Rift building people were panicking and were worried that Facebook would acquire the ...

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Transparent Surveillance vs. Encrypted Freedom

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If you use the internet this is important to you. Earlier this month Edward Snowden, from a remote location in Russia, appeared on Technology, Entertainment, and Design, also known as TED. Snowden is known as the “whistleblower” on the National Security Agency or NSA. He worked for the NSA as a contractor as a system administrator which gave him access ...

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Moto 360 Poised as Next Step in Wearable Tech

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It’s no secret that smartwatches are the next technology battleground. With the Galaxy Gear, the Pebble, and the Pebble Steel leading the smartwatch revolution, it was only a matter of time before the next wave would come. The first salvo launched by Google is their brand new Android based operating system designed exclusively for smartwatches, dubbed Android Wear. The first ...

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App Spotlight: Studio

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Web and picture design is a highly specialized skill that requires skill and a fine eye for detail. Designers need to spend countless hours delving into programs such as InDesign and Photoshop in order to fine tune their craft and achieve greatness. For some, design is a completely foreign language that is neigh impossible to decrypt for the layman. That’s ...

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What I’ve learned from Cities XL Platinum

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I was surprised when I bought Cities XL Platinum because in much the same way that I didn’t expect to enjoy strategy games before I played Civilization V, I also didn’t really expect to enjoy building a city in Cities XL. “Building a city so I can watch my city sit around on the map being a city? Doesn’t sound ...

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