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Kickstarter Is Hiring a Common Sense Specialist

Kickstarter is hiring an Integrity Specialist to help evaluate products and ensure that they meet the company's not very rigorous rules. But they could probably get by with a mere Common Sense specialist with two eyes and a brain who can tell if a proposed project obviously defies logic and reason .

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Mario Aguilar

March 4th

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HBO’s Cable-Free Streaming Service Might Launch In April for $15 a Month

IBT reports a slew of new (supposed) details about HBO's forthcoming standalone subscription . The name? HBO Now. How much will it cost? $15. Should you be excited? Yes!

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Mario Aguilar

March 4th

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I Heard the Future of Sound Technology While Björk Weirded In My Ear

First launched as a Kickstarter back in 2013, Dysonic's RondoMotion's 3D head-tracking technology is now being used to power trippy acoustic effects in Bjork's MoMA retrospective. It's true 3D listening in your earbuds. That and also Björk.

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Mario Aguilar

March 3rd

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Your Most Crushing Stories About Smashing Your Phones

Nothing feels dumber than smashing your phone out of sheer carelessness and stupidity. No one knows this better than me . A few weeks ago we asked you to share how you destroyed your expensive pocket computer. Here are the very finest stories:

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Mario Aguilar

March 3rd

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This Twitter Bot Shares Devastating Secrets In Exchange For Yours

There is a distressing secret clawing at each of our souls. But a new Twitter bot called @secrets_exe is designed to help you get that burden out into the world—without telling anybody about it. Liberation is just a tweet away.

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Mario Aguilar

March 2nd

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Reasonably-Priced Bluetooth Buds That Don’t Make You Look Like a Doofus

With its new Shadow Wireless headphones, reasonably-priced audio purveyor Sol Republic is tackling a problem no one else has gotten right yet: A compact, portable Bluetooth headphone that sounds good.

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Mario Aguilar

March 2nd

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Listening to a Vintage Synth Next to Its Reboot Is Just So Satisfying

Last year, Korg set out to recreate the Arp Odyssey, a legendary synth that went out of production back in 1981. How does the result sound? Pretty darn good!

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Mario Aguilar

February 27th

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It’s Completely Absurd That the Police Still Use Typewriters

Today, New York Councilman Daniel Dromm will reportedly introduce legislation that will force the NYPD to stop using typewriters. That's right, the NYPD still has typewriters in all 77 precincts.

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Mario Aguilar

February 26th

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Man, I Hope Lytro Can Find a Good Use For Its Amazing Tech

I've never been more impressed by something as useless as Lytro's incredible cameras. Let's hope the company can actually find something useful to do with it before it expires. Right now, the company's laying people off and going into survival mode.

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Mario Aguilar

February 25th

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Google Play Music Is Now an Even Better Spotify Alternative

Google Play Music just upped the capacity of it's free music locker service from 20,000 songs to a whopping 50,000. Man Google's really giving Spotif y a run for the best online music service right now.

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Mario Aguilar

February 25th

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