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The Fifty Flat Home Screen

It’s summer time! Why not put a little color in your home screen. This design comes with bright, vividly colored home screens, separated into four different sections. To get this look on your device, here’s what you’ll need: Do you have an awesome, tweaked-into-oblivion home or lock screen of your own that you’d like to share? Post it in the comments below, or on your own Kinja blog with the tag “home screen showcase” (no quotes). Be sure t...
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DailyDirt: Gold Doesn't Grow On Trees...

The gold rush seems to be over -- for now. The price of gold hit a 5-year low recently, and the prices of other precious metals are also falling. (However, there are more industrial uses for metals like platinum and silver -- while gold is largely either worn as jewelry or just sits in vaults.) Perhaps gold hoarders see an opportunity here to double down on collecting more, but it's probably a better idea to diversify.After you've finished ...
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Amazon Has Figured Out How to Make the Cloud Pay

AWS grew 81% and has 21.4% margins, so I guess that’s turning into an ok business — modest proposal (@modestproposal1) July 23, 2015 Amazon had a good quarter, squeezing an unexpected $92 million profit out of $23.18 billion in revenue. But the picture for its cloud division Amazon Web Services was even better: a $391 million profit based on $1.82 billion in revenue. That’s a 407 percent increase in profit from the year before, and an 81 pe...
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The Rise Of Silicon Savannah And Africa’s Tech Movement

Tech will be on President Obama’s agenda as he hosts the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kenya, taking along internet pioneer Steve Case and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky. Nascent as it may be, Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) does have a promising tech sector — a growing patchwork of entrepreneurs, startups, and innovation centers coalescing country to country. Kenya is now a recognized IT hub. Facebook recently expanded on the continent. And Silicon ...
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Pandora Raises Full-Year Forecast on Higher Ad Sales

Online music streaming company Pandora Media raised its full-year forecast and reported better-than-expected second-quarter revenue as it signed up more subscribers and increased its advertising revenue. Shares of the company, which uses streaming software that can cater to a listener’s preferences, rose 9.5 pct to $15.20 in extended trading. Pandora said active users rose about 4 percent year-over-year to 79.4 million in the second quarter...
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IBM Buys Database-as-a-Service Startup Compose

IBM's Derek Schoettle said Big Blue bought Database-as-a-Service provider Compose to reach the next generation of developers trying to build cloud-native applications. How To Use Data To Outsmart Your Competitors (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) IBM purchased San Mateo, CA-based Compose on Thursday. Compose is a privately held company that provides MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, and other database as a service (DBaaS...
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Star Wars Trivia, Day 23: The clone strikes back

It’s quite the year to be a Star Wars fan! In celebration of Star Wars: the Force Awakens owning this month at San Diego Comic-Con, Geek.com is going to bring you a Star Wars trivia question for the entire month of July. No, not your easily Google-able Star Wars trivia either. We’ve assembled 31 questions from the new Disney canon and the old Legends continuity that can take down an AT-AT without a cable (grenades, duh). Check out each day’...
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The cast of 'Wet Hot American Summer' reveals the best make-out spots at camp

Image: Gilbert Carrasquillo Wet Hot American Summer boasts some of the finest examples of awkward kissing ever seen onscreen — so watching is the perfect reminder that you've risen above the hickeys and clumsily choreographed tongues of your youth. At least, we hope you have. The cult classic film is getting the prequel treatment with a Netflix show premiering July 31, which will give us background on our favorite characters from the First ...
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ASUS Eee pC 900 Netbook

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PSA: Do Not Pay for Spotify and Rdio Subscriptions Through iTunes

Spotify and Rdio are great streaming services, and unless you’ve become a diehard fan of the clunky Apple Music , you’re probably still using them. However, if you pay for your subscription for Spotify and Rdio through iTunes, you’re paying $3 too much. http://lifehacker.com/how-to-make-se... Apple charges 30 percent for all payments made through iTunes. That means subscribing to the Premium plans in Spotify and Rdio are $12.99/month instea...
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Sony Drone Venture Targets IoT

By entering the drone business in a joint venture with Aerosense, Sony aims to expand its involvement with cloud services and the Internet of Things. Drones: 10 Novel Uses For Your City (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Sony Mobile and ZMP, a Japanese robotics company, are planning to work together to develop drones for businesses. Next month, the two companies said, they'll form a joint venture called Aerosense that will lease u...
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Our Favorite Android, iOS, and Windows Phone Apps of the Week

Next week is going to be an absolute onslaught of tech—Oneplus Two, Moto X, and finally Windows 10. Before we’re consumed in all that gadget-y goodness, let’s take a look during the dying days of this week at some of the great software recently making all our smartphones even better. Android Pause Paste was one of my favorite magazines in high school because I loved getting the packaged CDs that came with it featuring songs from artists in ...
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Apple Launches Back To School Deal, Offering Free Beats Headphones With Mac Purchase

Apple launched its 2015 Back to School deal today, offering those who purchase a new Mac, under education pricing, a free pair of Beats Solo 2 on-ear headphones. Users will also be able to upgrade to a pair of wireless Beats Solo 2 headphones for $100. The education deal is open to qualifying students, parents of students, faculty and staff that purchase a Mac between now and September 18. Eligible Macs include including the iMac, MacBook, ...
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Livestream your GoPro adventures with Meerkat

In its ongoing war with Periscope for the hearts and screens of mobile users, Meerkat announced a new feature on Thursday. Users can now livestream their adventures from select GoPro cameras . Right now, only GoPro Hero3's offer the feature. Users will also need an iPhone with a wireless connection to the camera in order for everything to work. Meerkat is reportedly working to add support for both the Hero4 camera series and the Android pla...
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Awesome Doctor Strange figures in the Book of the Vishanti

Magic! Mystery! Adventure! Lamentation that Vincent Price is dead so instead we have Smaug for our MCU Sorcerer Supreme! Doctor Strange is coming to the big screen next year, but Hasbro got the ball rolling early at San Diego Comic-Con with an exclusive Book of the Vishanti Marvel Legends action figure set. A coworker helpfully lent me his for this video, and in thanks I took possession of it and turned him into a frog and left him in Centr...
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