BART, The Train Service, Goes After Brewery Over BART, The Beer

Maybe, like me, you thought that the Bay Area Rapid Transit system was only good for illegally shutting down cell phone services in its stations to quiet protests that never actually existed. Well, it turns out we were all wrong about that. BART is also good for insanely stupid trademark oppositions. Take, for instance, the recent dispute between the transit group and FiftyFifty Brewing Company, in which the former is attempting to keep the...
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Zillow Launches Agent Finder To Help You Find The Best Realtor In Your Area

While Zillow is primarily a site for browsing real estate listings, it’s also a referral service for real estate agents. Today, the company is launching its new Agent Finder , an updated tool for finding the right agent in your neighborhood that’s now available on the company’s website and through its mobile apps. The new tool takes into account ratings from Zillow’s users, as well as data about who the most active agents in a given area ar...
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Twitch Plays Pokémon finally captures all 151 original monsters

More than a year after an ever-changing group of internet strangers  first completed Pokémon Red by pressing random buttons,  Twitch Plays Pokémon has  finally caught every single one of the 151 collectible creatures in the Game Boy game. After 39 days of play, the final Pokémon — genetically modified cat-thing Mewtwo — was captured today. As with previous versions of Twitch Plays Pokémon, the game's main character was directed by viewers w...
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Amy's Kitchen recalls products over tainted spinach worries

Abelena Belasquez, left, grabs frozen burritos on the assembly line at the Amy's Kitchen factory in Santa Rosa, Calif. Image: Jeff Chiu/Associated Press Organic microwave meal-maker Amy's Kitchen is recalling thousands of boxes of its food after one of its spinach suppliers reported possible listeria contamination. According to the recall notice, the spinach may contain listeria monocytogenes, an organism that causes infections that can be ...
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Netflix flips switch on streaming services in Australia and New Zealand, lands on Apple TV

By AppleInsider Staff Monday, March 23, 2015, 08:34 pm PT (11:34 pm ET) Netflix on Monday debuted its streaming media services to markets in Australia and New Zealand, with official subscription access rolling out on a variety of platforms including Apple TV. Cord cutters in Australia and New Zealand can now access on-demand TV shows and movies from Netflix via Apple TV, Smart TVs, Blu-Ray players, game consoles, the Web and more, reports T...
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Netflix Goes Live In Australia And New Zealand, Its First Launches In Asia Pacific

Netflix spoke of aggressive international expansion ambitions  in January, and a major step towards its two-year globalization plan was taken today when its video-on-demand service went live in Australia and New Zealand. Those launches are notable for being Netflix’s first moves into Asia Pacific, and it is planning to follow up with an entry into Japan , which is slated for this coming fall. Customers in Oceania can pay A$8.99 (US$7) per m...
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+SocialGood UK is on Friday, and tickets are going fast

Tickets are nearly sold out for Friday's +SocialGood UK conference in London, which will bring together elected officials, activists, leaders and influencers to explore how technology and new media can work together to spur social change in the UK and beyond. Speakers including Cosmopolitan.co.uk Digital Editor Kate Lucey, Open Source Investigator and founder of the Brown Moses blog Eliot Higgins and United Nations Foundation Chief Communic...
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Our Solar System Is Weird Because Jupiter Is A Destructive Bully

Most planetary systems are made up of a few rocky super-planets orbiting extremely close to their stars, making our system — multiple, distant bodies — an oddball outlier. And according to new research, Jupiter could be to blame. Normally, planetary systems are typified by big giants close to the star — closer than Mercury is to the sun. The absence of any close super-planets in our system has been puzzling scientists, and now a team of res...
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27 songs that are all about that bass

Singers and guitarists get all the love, but music lovers know that a good bassist is an essential foundation for any band. To honor these unsung heroes of rock and funk, we compiled a Music Monday playlist full of songs that showcase the best bassists of all-time laying down slick grooves. Throw on these tunes and get ready to spend some time slappin' d'bass, man. Image: Tumblr, wellwiishthisneverends Have something to add to our playlist?...
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Twitch Says It Was Probably Hacked

(Reuters) — Amazon’s Twitch unit said on Monday there may have been unauthorized access to some of its user account information, according to the live streaming gaming network’s official blog. Twitch said it had expired passwords and stream keys, and disconnected accounts from Twitter and YouTube to protect the users. As a result, the consumers will be prompted to create a new password the next time they try to log into their Twitch account...
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