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Springer, Samsung to partner in mobile media
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Bild tabloid publisher Axel Springer and Korean electronics group Samsung announced a partnership in mobile media including news.

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Netflix drops thousands of films in US
Streaming service pins future on exclusives and originals as it lets deal with movie distributor lapse, meaning the removal of thousands of titles.

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Samsung's Gear S2 will take on Apple's Watch
Almost a year and a half has elapsed since Samsung unveiled its previous smartwatch range. The time has been invested in the Gear S2 and S2 classic, smartwatches mature in design, software and usability.

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Exclusive: U.S. weighs sanctioning Russia as well as China in cyber attacks

A map of China is seen through a magnifying glass on a computer screen showing binary digits in SingaporeBy Arshad Mohammed, Matt Spetalnick and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is considering sanctions against both Russian and Chinese individuals and companies for cyber attacks against U.S. commercial targets, several U.S. officials said on Monday. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said no final decision had been made on imposing sanctions, which could strain relations with Russia further and, if they came soon, cast a pall over a state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping in September. It did not mention Russia.


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Magpie attacks more calculated than you thought
IT’S September 1, which is the time those pesky magpies come out of hiding and attack! But it turns out the wrath of the magpie is not random.

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Shouting about games: When e-sport commentators turn pro
Video games are now watched online by hundreds of millions of people. We speak to one "shoutcaster" about his path from passionate fan to professional e-sport commentator for the online game League of Legends.









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This Deleted Scene Will Change The Way You See Captain Jack Sparrow

This makes the movies so much better!

Remember this guy?

Remember this guy?

That's Captain Jack Sparrow, mate.

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There's a new Pirates of the Caribbean movie in the works, but it's already been years since the last installment.

There's a new Pirates of the Caribbean movie in the works, but it's already been years since the last installment.

Most fans will agree that the last couple movies in the franchise have gone off the rails a bit plot-wise, leaving little room for character development.

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But a Tumblr user posted this deleted scene along with a bit of fan theory, painting Jack Sparrow in a whole new light.

But a Tumblr user posted this deleted scene along with a bit of fan theory, painting Jack Sparrow in a whole new light.

The scene, which is from Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World's End, explains that Jack was employed by the East India Trading Company when the villainous Cutler Beckett told him to transport 100 slaves on board his ship, the Wicked Wench. Jack refused, so Cutler burned his ship and branded him a pirate.

In order to get his ship back, Jack struck a deal with Davy Jones. Thus, the Black Pearl was born.

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Nintendo Is Finally Making a Smaller New Nintendo 3DS
A tinier version of Nintendo's 3D gaming handheld, for smaller hands and pockets.

The New Nintendo 3DS, which shipped as an XL-only mongo clamshell in the U.S. last February, is finally getting the sidekick it deserves: a notably smaller New Nintendo 3DS.

Nintendo announced the pocket-sized version of its popular games handheld at GameStop’s annual managerial conference in Las Vegas Monday afternoon. The tinier system will be available only bundled with Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (downloadable, not a physical cartridge), two Animal Crossing-themed cover plates, an Animal Crossing Amiibo card, a 4GB SDHC memory card and six augmented reality cards on September 25 for $219.99.

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The announcement finally brings the U.S. into alignment with Japan, where both XL and regular-sized versions of the system were available at launch last October. The New Nintendo 3DS adds a second eraser-style thumbstick, improved audio, longer battery life, a faster processor and an eye-tracking sensor that helps stabilize the system’s eponymous 3D effect when moving it around. Nintendo says it’s sold “more than 15 million systems in the Nintendo 3DS family” in the U.S. alone.

For comparison, the XL version weighs 329 grams, while the non-XL version weighs 253 grams, and the XL is 6.3 inches by 3.68 inches by 0.85 inches, versus the non-XL’s 5.6 inches by 3.17 inches by 0.85 inches.

Nintendo originally decided not to sell a smaller version of its New Nintendo 3DS stateside because the original 3DS XL significantly outsold the original 3DS. But the counterargument, put forth by a vocal minority when the New Nintendo 3DS XL arrived, was that it left younger players with smaller hands in a less ergonomically comfortable spot. (To say nothing of portability: the basic version of the handheld is just barely pocketable, while the XL definitely isn’t.)

$219.99 isn’t a bad deal if you’re hip to the younger-audience-targeted Animal Crossing series, and pairing the latest installment with a handheld that fits more comfortably in smaller hands is no accident. The New Nintendo 3DS XL runs $199.99 without a bundle game or other extras, and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer will sell for $39.99 by itself. Subtract the original non-XL 3DS’s price $169.99 from the new one’s $219.99 ($50), then the game’s price from that difference, and you’re effectively paying $10 for the cover plates and Amiibo card.

That said, as with the XL, Nintendo doesn’t include a power adapter with the system, so hopefully you already own one (Nintendo’s assumption for the lion’s share of New Nintendo 3DS sales, I’ve been told), or you’re okay forking out another $13 (you can find used ones for a few bucks less) to buy an accessory that’s essential to the system’s functioning at all, since you can’t use swappable batteries.

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liamalexander: My daily stats: 12 new followers, 9 new unfollowers via http://t.co/hROlspGI
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alanjonesUK: RT @PopSci: Scientists finally have some answers about the mysterious "dark matter" in the human genome: http://t.co/Gm4Fh0B6
alanjonesUK: RT @PopSci: Scientists finally have some answers about the mysterious "dark matter" in the human genome: http://t.co/Gm4Fh0B6

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Wikipedia: A crime ring on the site used articles to extort money
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After weeks of investigation, volunteer editors who work on the English edition of Wikipedia blocked 381 user accounts for creating promotional posts, making changes to others and promising to ‘protect’ those articles in exchange for a fee. 210 additional articles related to businesses, notable people and artists were also removed. The articles were deleted on the basis that they “were generally promotional in nature, and often included biased or skewed information, unattributed material, and potential copyright violations.” What’s interesting is that the edits made by these ‘sockpuppet’ accounts were similar to each other. This led the editors’ community to believe that…

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