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Found! Atari's E.T. games dug up from New Mexico landfill

ALAMOGORDO, N.M.--The challenge was clear: Even if thousands, or perhaps millions, of Atari E.T. games were buried in the old landfill here, that meant Joe Lewandowski would have to dig the right 400-square-foot hole in a 300-acre dump to find them. There would be no second chance.<p>But this was the …

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5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

Amazon Wants To Use Drones To Deliver Packages In Just 30 Minutes

When it comes to impact on our everyday lives, there are few people on this planet that can compete with Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. After launching Amazon …

A snapshot of one minute on the internet, today and in 2012

Industry reports from investment banks are turgid things, rarely fit for human consumption. A recent report about big data from boutique bank GP Bullhound, however, contains this gem.<p>This is not entirely accurate: The number of photos uploaded to Facebook every minute now exceeds 243,000 (pdf, …

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Xamarin and Microsoft join forces to take Visual Studio to iOS and Android

.NET becoming more cross-platform, as it was always meant to be.<p>Xamarin has been bringing .NET to iOS and Android developers for a number of years, …

Yahoo Adopted One Of Microsoft's Worst Ideas, Just As Microsoft Killed It Off

Looks like Yahoo and Microsoft are pulling a switcheroo.<p>Microsoft told employees on Tuesday that it's ending its so-called "stack-ranking" system. Under Microsoft's infamous system, workers were ranked on a curve, and those at the low end would be fired or dealt with in some way. The goal in …

Yes, Only 6 Users Signed Up On Healthcare.gov Launch Day, But Don’t Panic

New documents reveal that a mere six people managed to sign up for health insurance through the government’s beleaguered e-commerce website, Healthcare.gov on its opening day.<p>Naturally, the press is milking every last ounce of this click-bait statistic, but in reality, it probably doesn’t matter. …

An army of robot baristas could mean the end of Starbucks as we know it

Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its customers’ orders. There’s never a line for its perfectly turned-out drinks.<p>It doesn’t require health …

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iPhone 6 will offer a 4.8-inch screen, predicts analyst

iPhone buyers yearning for a much bigger screen will get their wish next year, at least if a forecast from Jefferies analyst Peter Misek comes true.<p>After meeting last week with Apple suppliers in Asia, Misek issued a note to investors on Monday in which he said that the iPhone 6 would offer a …

Unusual Pictures: "Calcified" Birds, Bats Found at African Lake

Dead bats and birds preserved by a salty lake in Tanzania have been brought back to life in a photographic series.

Editorial: how to get the most out of your battery in iOS 7 - appPicker

So, you downloaded the iOS 7 download, did you? It has a ton of great features that we’ve never seen before, but if you have them all turned on, or …

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