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As downloaded music fades away, Apple discontinues older iPods
(Reuters) - Apple Inc said Thursday that it will discontinue the iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano, the last two music players in the company's lineup that cannot play songs from Apple Music, its streaming service that competes with Spotify and Pandora Media Inc .

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BBC News - Technology
last updated: Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:51:19 GMT

Ransomware 'here to stay', warns Google study
Cyber-thieves made at least $25m from ransomware in the last two years suggests research by Google

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Geek.com
last updated: Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:50:41 +0000

Pyre is High Fantasy Football

For too long the definition of “Game of the Year” has been unfairly narrow. How boring is it to see every website shower the same stale AAA games with praise at the end […]

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Infrared-Infused Activewear Promotes Recovery

Anyone who stays active—playing sports, doing yoga, going to the gym—understands the need for high-quality workout clothes. As does Spiritus, an Australian startup crowdfunding its specially engineered activewear. The athleisure line is made […]

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The Most Incredible Art Ever Made With MS Paint
Incredible Art Made With MS Paint

Microsoft announcing that they’re going to be discontinuing Paint, the free art program that has come with every copy of Windows since 1985, is a tragedy. The humble graphics program was the first […]

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Protect Your Nintendo Switch With These Awesome Cases

Now that you’ve got your shiny new Nintendo Switch from ThinkGeek, sans fingerprints, smudges, and other imperfections, you probably want to make sure it stays pristine. You’ll first want to make sure you’re […]

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Amazon Is Looking For A Few Good Robots To Stuff Boxes

On August 2nd, Amazon will hold a job fair at two of its U.S. warehouse locations. They’re making a major push to enlist additional staff. When the dust clears, Amazon hopes to hire […]

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MovieBob Reviews: ATOMIC BLONDE

Is Atomic Blonde good? Yes. Not great, but definitely good. Is it basically a female John Wick? That’s the impression the trailers and the new title (it’s based on a graphic novel called […]

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The Perks of Being Twitter Verified: Members-Only Dating Service

Online dating is fraught with complications. Chief among them: authenticity. But without conducting a full background check on all potential hookups (which, let’s face it, really puts a damper on booty calls), how […]

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Oregon Scientists First in US to Edit Human Embryos

Researchers in Oregon made history this week as the first US scientists to genetically modify human embryos. The team, led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov of Oregon Health and Science University, used CRISPR to alert […]

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Mighty No. 9 Finds a New Way to Disappoint Backers
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Mighty No. 9 is back in the news. Given the game’s history, you shouldn’t be shocked that its bad news. One year after the title’s troubled launch, those who backed it on Kickstarter […]

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There’s a Giant Snail that Looks Like a Rabbit, It’s Weird and Adorable

Snails aren’t exactly the cuddliest fellers. They’re slimy, gross, weird, and they have all those… folds and shit. And those eyes… just… blech. How anyone can look at one without cringing (much less […]

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Robotic Turtles With Raspberry Pi Brains Are Sniffing Out Land Mines

Turtle robots aren’t a new phenomenon in the geek world by any means. They’ve been around for almost 80 years now, but engineers are still finding amazing new ways to put them to […]

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Money to Burn: Should You Buy a Gizmondo?

Conspicuous consumption. It’s a way of life, especially if you’re a nerd. While it’s easy enough to be a complete person not defined by your interests or #brand allegiances, that’s boring! These days […]

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Hands-On: Nazis Rule America in Wolfenstein II, Too

How crazy is it that in the Year of Our Lord 2017 the reboots of both Wolfenstein and Doom, the Id Software first-person shooters that basically invented the genre but floundered since, are […]

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Get Your Retro On This September With the Atari and Sega Genesis Flashback Consoles
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September is looking like a great month for retro game enthusiasts. Nintendo is already set to unleash the SNES Classic Edition at the end of the month. Now, AtGames is going to sweeten […]

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Happy Birthday, Penguin!

It’s that magical time of year again! No, not the anniversary of Liberia’s independence; I’m talking about The Penguin’s birthday! To help celebrate, I’ll give you all a brief history on this fan […]

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Nintendo Switch Sells Nearly 5 Million Units in First Four Months
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It seems Nintendo’s gamble to release a console/handheld hybrid is paying off. The Japanese gaming giant recently released its financial earnings report for the last quarter (April-June). Thanks to Switch, profits were up […]

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Simple Geek’s Guide to Digital Radio

You watch HBO’s Silicon Valley right? How much do you love to hate Russ Hanneman? You know, the guy who “put radio on the internet”. Considering that I live in San Francisco, I […]

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Score Your Sports Streaming Goals with FuboTV

I don’t care about sports, at all. Sure I had fun playing tennis in high school, but the last thing I would ever want to do is watch a professional football game of […]

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Ransomware Criminals Screwed Victims Out Of $25 Million In Less Than Two Years

Ransomware is one of the nastiest threats lurking on the Internet these days. There’s no sign that the situation will improve anytime soon, either. Not when ransomware is earning the criminals behind it […]

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Sneaky Gmail phishing attack fools with fake Google Docs app
Google Docs was pulled into a sneaky email phishing attack on Tuesday that was designed to trick users into giving up access to their Gmail accounts.

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last updated: Fri, 14 Jul 2017 10:01:58 -0400

How Microsoft wants to bring broadband to rural Americans

How Microsoft wants to bring broadband to rural AmericansMicrosoft is helping to bring broadband to underserved rural Americans.


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Galaxies collide in stunning picture
A NEW image captured by NASA Hubble space telescope shows ‘doomed duo’ galaxies colliding and then trying to destroy one another.

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CNET News
last updated: Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:50:04 +0000

Canceled visit? That's OK, Airbnb will let you post a review - CNET
Before now, if guests had a bad home rental experience they couldn't leave a review unless they completed their stay. That's changing.

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Where to Find and Buy Nintendo’s Super NES Classic
Everything to know, including release date, price and where to find one

Nintendo’s Super NES Classic, a 1990s era Super Nintendo that’s been hit with a shrink ray and stuffed with scads of superlative games, has been AWOL from U.S. preorder queues since Nintendo unveiled it late last month. It’s due on September 29, and among its many resurfaced delights, includes a never-before-released followup to pioneering polygonal 3D shoot-em-up Star Fox, turning it from a novelty desirable into a crazed collector’s obsession.

Scan the interwebs and you’ll find stock trackers humming the same tune they’ve been for Nintendo’s other elusive console, the Switch, since it launched in March. You can’t preorder the system yet, a Walmart website glitch that let some buyers preorder the console only to suffer the indignity of having those preorders cancelled notwithstanding. The only surefire way to secure an SNES Classic at the moment is to sidle up to scalpers, who’ve turned a $79.99, 21-game stroll down memory lane into a luxury rarity that’s trending in the vicinity of $200.

Read more: Nintendo Just Announced a Super Nintendo Classic Edition

What to do? Here’s a rundown of everything we know about the Super NES Classic so far, updated as new info breaks.

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What is the Super NES Classic?

More than merely a Super NES knockoff, the Super NES Classic is a pint-sized replica of Nintendo’s beloved 16-bit gray-and-purple console that first arrived stateside in November 1991. Instead of top-loading cartridges, it comes with 21 games baked in, a pair of replica controllers and high-definition graphic support.

What’s the Super NES Classic’s release date and price?

You can have it on September 29 for $79.99.

What games does the Super NES Classic include?

You get 21 acclaimed gems, including original U.S. SNES pack-in Super Mario World as well as a Star Fox sequel that Nintendo and British studio Argonaut Games fully developed but never released. (To access Star Fox 2, you have to first beat Star Fox‘s starter level, says Nintendo, quipping “We didn’t want to make it too hard!”)

Here’s the full list:

 

  • Contra III: The Alien Wars
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • EarthBound
  • Final Fantasy III (hence renamed Final Fantasy VI)
  • F-ZERO
  • Kirby Super Star
  • Kirby’s Dream Course
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Mega Man X
  • Secret of Mana
  • Star Fox
  • Star Fox 2
  • Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
  • Super Castlevania IV
  • Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
  • Super Mario World
  • Super Metroid
  • Super Punch-Out!!
  • Yoshi’s Island

 

What else comes with the Super NES Classic?

In addition to the system, the box includes an HDMI cable, a USB charging cable with AC adapter and two Super NES Classic Controllers — essential if you’re up for some local two-player per games like Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Super Mario Kart, Contra III: The Alien Wars and Secret of Mana. The controller cable length has wisely been extended to 5 feet as well. (The NES Classic’s controller was just 3 feet.)

Where can I find one?

Game blogs (as well as roundups like this one) will lag the signal flares whooshing from social hubs like Twitter and Facebook, or forums like Reddit and NeoGAF as sales news breaks. Monitoring the Twitter and Facebook feeds of retail giants like Target and Walmart for unexpected dispatches is a good start. Watch Nintendo of America’s Twitter and Facebook feeds, of course. You can also keep an eye on the unofficial Nintendo Reddit (be sure to scan the “New” view), or monitor NeoGAF’s SNES preorder thread, with the usual caveats about information gleaned from anonymous public hangouts. It’s also worth bookmarking in-stock checkers like NowInStock.

Nintendo has yet to divulge its list of retail partners, but you can sign up for availability notifications from Amazon and Best Buy, and it’s all but certain GameStop, Target, Toys ‘R’ Us and Walmart will carry the system.

How are scalpers selling the Super NES Classic?

Some retailers outside the U.S. have already allowed preorders, which is what you’re seeing as you scan sites like eBay for sold listings. At this point, with no retailers allowing preorders in the U.S., there’s no reason to pay extortionate prices for the system. Better to wait and watch.

What’s the deal with Walmart?

An apparent website goof on July 21 surfaced the retail giant’s Super NES Classic’s preorder page early, resulting in tons of orders the retail giant wound up subsequently canceling. This made no one happy — presumably Walmart least of all.

How many Super NES Classics will Nintendo make?

Nintendo has promised to produce “significantly more” of the SNES Classic than it did the NES Classic, a system that was perpetually sold out and eventually canceled well short of meeting consumer demand. It’s anyone’s guess what the total is going to amount to, but we know Nintendo sold 2.3 million NES Classics during its five-month run, so clearly more than that.

What’s this about a companion Super NES Classic book?

Publisher Prima is putting out a companion book to fete the Super NES Classic titled Playing With Super Power: Nintendo SNES Classics, a compendium that’s due simultaneous with Nintendo’s micro-console on September 29. The beefy 320-page book combines historical info, speedrun tips and factoids, and is analogous to the book Prima published to celebrate the NES Classic last year.

Buy now: Playing With Super Power: Nintendo SNES Classics, Amazon, $26.99

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New screening method uses a single drop of blood to test for 13 types of cancer

A novel new testing method uses a single drop of blood to test for 13 types of cancer. By testing for differences in the microRNA (miRNA) the test is able to accurately detect cancers of the breast, lung, stomach, colorectal tract, esophagus, liver, and pancreas, among others. “MicroRNAs constitute a recently discovered class of non-coding RNAs that play key roles in the regulation of gene expression. Acting at the post-transcriptional level, these fascinating molecules may fine-tune the expression of as much as 30% of all mammalian protein-encoding genes,” according to life sciences and diagnostics lab Exiqon. In lab tests using…

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