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How the Cast of Fury Trained for the Most Realistic WWII Film Yet

How the Cast of Fury Trained for the Most Realistic WWII Film Yet

Fury, the WWII film starring Brad Pitt, opens in theater today. The story follows a five-man tank crew as they make the last push into Nazi Germany in April 1945. And to get things right, the filmmakers brought in a military advisor with 22 years of experience.

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October 17th

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How We Got to Now: PBS Celebrates Science Heroes You’ve Never Heard Of

How We Got to Now: PBS Celebrates Science Heroes You've Never Heard Of

In 2014 we live pretty comfortable lives, free of rampant disease and inconvenience that plagued our not-too-distant ancestors. The people who helped us get to this point are not necessarily rich or famous but they're no less important for it. PBS celebrates these folks in its new series, How We Got To Now, hosted by author Steven Johnson.

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October 15th

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Run the Jewels: Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)

Run the Jewels: Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)

Run the Jewels is the combined, unstoppable forces of Killer Mike and El-P. Their follow-up project, Run the Jewels 2, is out October 27. Great, because one day later and I might die of anticipation-related disease.

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October 13th

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GT Sapphire Court Filing Reveals Apple’s $50 Million Penalty for Leaks

GT Sapphire Court Filing Reveals Apple's $50 Million Penalty for Leaks

Apple is ordinarily hush hush about its deals with suppliers. But a court filing with GT Advanced, the company that was supposed to supply the Apple Watch's sapphire screens, reveals that Apple would inflict a $50 million penalty for any leak of clandestine product info. Ouch.

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October 13th

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11 Ludicrous Gifts from Neiman’s Holiday Catalog

11 Ludicrous Gifts from Neiman's Holiday Catalog

You know Christmas is a-comin' because there's a slight nip in the air and the disgustingly over-the-top Neiman Marcus Christmas catalog is out. As usual, it's full of expensive crap most of us do not need (or even want!) like Snowflake cufflinks, mink backpacks, and golden Beats by Dre headphones. Behold! Luxury:

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Leslie Horn

October 10th

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Foo Fighters: Big Me

I forgot how good this song was. I also totally forgot that the entire video is a parody of a Mentos commercial. But it was just the beginning of a whole slew of Foo Fighters parody videos.

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October 9th

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TV on the Radio: Careful You

This morning, I pulled up Spotify and searched TV on the Radio, and surprise! A new song from TV on the Radio. Nice little gift for us to receive this Tuesday.

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Leslie Horn

October 7th

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TV on the Radio: Careful You

This morning, I pulled up Spotify and searched TV on the Radio, and surprise! A new song from TV on the Radio. Nice little gift for us to receive this Tuesday.

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Leslie Horn

October 7th

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The iPhone 6 Plus Is Still Awkward to Balance With a One-Handed Keyboard

The iPhone 6 Plus Is Still Awkward to Balance With a One-Handed Keyboard

Meet One-Handed Keyboard, the first (obviously) one-handed keyboard for the iPhone 6 Plus. It will help you type a little bit easier, but the only thing is, it won't make your big-ass phone any easier to balance in just one smallish hand.

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October 7th

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Tink: Sounds Good

Tink: Sounds Good

If you're not paying attention to Tink yet, now is a perfect time to remedy that. Her latest, "Sounds Good," will leave you baffled that this hotness is coming from someone who's only 19.

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October 3rd

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