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The ultimate photo shoot: on location in Iceland with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
To see what the new devices can really do, travel photographer Austin Mann went to Iceland on a week-long photography adventure. He’s been shooting in some incredible places, in incredibly difficult conditions; he’s put both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to their ultimate test.

Sep 18, 2014
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The Assassin’s Creed curriculum: can video games teach us history?
So what is the goal of playing a game rooted in history like the Battle of Okinawa, once the events have already been set, the books about them written, and the collective memory intact? As one developer told me, games are actually perfectly suited to model complex systems with a number of moving parts — which sounds a lot like the conditions of history, where chance circumstances and actors collide to create the occasional moment of extreme cultural significance. And today, as the historical game genre has expanded parallel to indie gaming’s success, there are an increasing number of ambitious games experimenting with and rearranging those interlocking, constantly shifting components.

The Assassin’s Creed curriculum: can video games teach us history?
So what is the goal of playing a game rooted in history like the Battle of Okinawa, once the events have already been set, the books about them written, and the collective memory intact? As one developer told me, games are actually perfectly suited to model complex systems with a number of moving parts — which sounds a lot like the conditions of history, where chance circumstances and actors collide to create the occasional moment of extreme cultural significance. And today, as the historical game genre has expanded parallel to indie gaming’s success, there are an increasing number of ambitious games experimenting with and rearranging those interlocking, constantly shifting components.

Sep 18, 2014
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Sep 18, 2014
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The new Kindle Voyage e-reader is shockingly good
It’s hard not to fall immediately in love with Amazon’s new top-of-the-line e-reader. It’s called the Kindle Voyage and it ticks off virtually every single hardware complaint I’ve had about the Kindle Paperwhite. Available for preorder now and shipping in October, it’s selling for $199 and will sit alongside the Paperwhite and a new low-end Kindle — which gives Amazon a full lineup of three touchscreen e-readers (a GSM 3G version will be available for $60 more).

The new Kindle Voyage e-reader is shockingly good
It’s hard not to fall immediately in love with Amazon’s new top-of-the-line e-reader. It’s called the Kindle Voyage and it ticks off virtually every single hardware complaint I’ve had about the Kindle Paperwhite. Available for preorder now and shipping in October, it’s selling for $199 and will sit alongside the Paperwhite and a new low-end Kindle — which gives Amazon a full lineup of three touchscreen e-readers (a GSM 3G version will be available for $60 more).

Sep 17, 2014
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Sep 17, 2014
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Goodbye Macworld
After two decades in print, Macworld announced this week that the print magazine will shut down. Jason Snell was Macworld’s lead editor for more than a decade, and – along with many of his former colleagues – is moving on. Jason has launched a new site, Six Colors, where he will continue covering Apple and the technology industry at large. We asked him to reflect on his experience as one of the industry’s most prolific Apple watchers.

Goodbye Macworld
After two decades in print, Macworld announced this week that the print magazine will shut down. Jason Snell was Macworld’s lead editor for more than a decade, and – along with many of his former colleagues – is moving on. Jason has launched a new site, Six Colors, where he will continue covering Apple and the technology industry at large. We asked him to reflect on his experience as one of the industry’s most prolific Apple watchers.

Sep 17, 2014
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The best iOS 8 features you may not know about
Apple’s new update brings big changes, but also some great small ones

The best iOS 8 features you may not know about
Apple’s new update brings big changes, but also some great small ones

Sep 17, 2014
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I instantly wanted to slip it into a case just to be safe.
Two quick taps,
Zippy as always.
Whoops.
Would be an understatement
Read erotic poetry constructed exclusively from iPhone 6 reviews | The Verge
Sep 17, 2014
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They taste like chicken skin, or maybe roasted chickpeas. Next up are honey-mustard crickets. They’re crispy like bacon, and the seasoning is a nice touch. Finally, I try the cricket flour. It tastes strong and distinctly meaty, and it has a sandy texture.
I ate crickets because they’re the future of food
This Canadian farm wants to put crickets in your kitchen
Sep 17, 2014
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Independence is hard. Independence is lonely. And it takes a unique kind of bravery to create something and put it out in the world in this unfiltered way that is enabled through technology.
A tiny gathering of artists has become the most interesting weekend in tech
How XOXO Festival pushes the web forward
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