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If You Read Pi Long Enough, You’ll Find Hamlet

It's Pi Day (if you adhere to the US calendar system at least)! Which, okay, whatever, if you were really hardcore about celebrating you'd figure out what nanosecond corresponds to 3.14159 or whatever and pop the Moet then, but you didn't and you won't so whatever, right? But! that doesn't mean we can't still have some fun with the nerdiest holiday in the land, thanks to YouTube mathemagician Vihart. Read More >>

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Can Microsoft Make Faceputers Happen?

The next frontier of computing seems, fairly inevitably, the space directly in front of our eye holes. Nevermind that Google Glass washed out (for now), or that Oculus Rift is still a niche within a niche. Our wrists are being colonised. Our faces are next. And Microsoft, of all the players, might be the conquistador. Read More >>

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The Lego Movie Oscars Snub is Garbage

This morning, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences—an institution that in March of 1995 declared Forrest Gump to be a superior film to Pulp Fiction, Shawshank Redemption, and Quiz Show (Quiz Show!)—has decided that The Lego Movie is not one of the five best animated movies of last year. This is not a snub. This is a brickin' joke. Read More >>

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Why Apple Could Leave Ports Behind

While rumours of a 12-inch MacBook Air have been merrily percolating these last few months, the most interesting aspect of Apple's upcoming redesign turns out not to be the size after all. It's the apparent abandonment of ports. Read More >>

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Sony Walkman Reborn (Again) as a Pricey Hi-Res Audio Handset

Last autumn, the Sony Walkman sprung from the ashes of the '90s, reborn as a hi-def audio phoenix with lots of lossless codec support and a £169 price tag. Today, the Walkman returns once again – this time costing a lot more. Read More >>

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Parrot’s New In-Dash System Lets Your Car Love Android and Apple Alike

While Apple CarPlay and Android Auto promise to make your car's in-dash system infinitely more bearable in the not so distant future, you're still stuck in the unfortunate position of having to choose between one or the other. Not so Parrot's whimsically named RNB6, which lets you go both ways. Oh, and it has a dash cam built right in. Read More >>

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The Hackers Won. Now What?

Yesterday, the five largest cinema chains in the US decided that they would not, in fact, show The Interview, a movie about a large scruffy man and a dazed handsome man who assassinate North Korea's Kim Jong-un. The retreat prompted Sony Pictures to cancel the movie's premiere altogether. And the ramifications of that choice are going to be felt for a long, long time. Read More >>

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The Sony Hacks are a Terrifying Reminder to Assume No Privacy Online

As more and more details from the Sony Pictures hack seep out into the internet, it's been easy—and to be honest a little fun—to take the voyeur's view. Dumb corporate powerpoints! Passwords in a folder literally called Password! Paul Blart 2 anything! But then you actually look at the full scope of what's out there it makes for sobering reading. Read More >>

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The Horrible No Good Apple Pay War No One Signed Up For

Earlier this week, Giz US published a walkthrough of the stridently awful Apple Pay alternative being cooked up by US retail chains including, but not restricted to, Walmart, CVS, and Best Buy. It is dumb, bad and got hacked yesterday, but as a recent New York Times report indicates, it's also not going anywhere any time soon, although not because anyone necessarily wants it. For the UK, waiting for its payment deals to be put in place, it's a fascinating beta test to watch. Read More >>

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New Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer: You’re Not Worthy

The first trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron showed more than our share of ass-kicking (and getting asses kicked). But this second look at next year's best movie settles a quieter score: who can lift Thor's hammer? Read More >>

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No One’s Buying iPads Because iPads are Forever

Today, Apple trotted out its quarterly earnings, as public companies will do. Massive revenue! iPhone sales up! Mac sales up! iPad sales… well. Okay, so not everything was a hit. But don't confuse Apple's declining tablet sales with the vanishing of the iPad. Tablets aren't dying; they just live forever. Read More >>