‘The Wolf Among Us’ season one review: a terrifying fairy tale

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The Walking Dead video game was a remarkable series, one that turned a zombie apocalypse into a never-ending stream of gut-punching moral dilemmas. It was also proof that developer Telltale games hadn’t been wasting its time. The studio spent nearly a decade perfecting a formula that turned video games into a series of episodes, just like TV, each of which you could play in a single sitting once a month. But it wasn’t until The Walking Dead that Telltale finally had a hit. “The Walking Dead…

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New trailers: ‘Predestination,’ ‘Dear White People,’ ‘Honeymoon,’ ‘Nightcrawler,’ and ‘Out of Print’

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Hope you aren’t already overwhelmed from Comic-Con. The huge convention isn’t even halfway through, and we’ve already gotten looks at some of the most exciting movies and TV shows coming up over the next year. And while Comic-Con may be the epicenter of entertainment this week, there have been a good number of movie trailers coming out around it too. Below is five of our favorite new trailers and three that you’ll want to watch if you missed them earlier.

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Elon Musk’s Answer To Stephen Colbert’s Vision Of Ambient Wireless Charging: “We’ll Do It”

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Screen Shot 2014-07-25 at 9.42.23 AM Last night Tesla’s Elon Musk appeared on The Colbert Report, and he discussed some of SpaceX‘s recent successes, the upcoming update for Tesla vehicles that let you name your car, as well as his general path towards supervillainy. Aside from the usual comedic hijinks, the segment also touched on some of Musk’s concepts for the future, and also on what Colbert himself wants to… Read More

The Pirate Bay Launches A Mobile Website For Torrenting From Your Smartphone

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tpb-mob-oldnew Everyone’s favorite torrent site has just rolled out a mobile version: The Pirate Bay has now launched a new, mobile-optimized website it’s calling The Mobile Bay. Designed to work better on smartphones and tablets, like those running the iOS or Android operating system, the new site has an updated layout that’s easier to read and navigate. News of the site’s debut… Read More

Geek Reading July 24, 2014

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I have talked about human filters and my plan for digital curation. These items are the fruits of those ideas, the items I deemed worthy from my daily reading. These items are a combination of tech business news, development news and programming tools and techniques. You will note that some of the formatting has changed, and that is due to the change in my process.
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9 Things I Like About Go

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Yesterday I found one of my first Go apps. In a moment of retrospection, I realized how happy I am working with the Go language. I thought I’d take a moment to document why.

Here, in no particular order, are the top 9 reasons I like working with Go:
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Google Voice now lets you call people using Hangouts

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Google Voice is now providing the option to make calls with Hangouts. Alex Wiesen divulged the update through the company’s social networking platform, noting that the new functionality does not require a G+ account and works “even if you aren’t using Hangouts in Gmail.” The feature can be accessed by selecting Hangouts from a drop-down menu labeled “Phone to call with.” The website will then launch a separate Hangouts window, allowing conversation to take place as normal.

Hangouts is seen as Google”s solution to its fractured messaging systems, and even offers the ability to place phone calls. But while the new platform has been heralded as “the future of Google Voice,” little has been done to merge the two services. Nonetheless, the…

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Google is collecting medical data to paint a picture of perfect human health

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Google has started to collect medical data from volunteers as part of an ambitious project designed to build a database of records that show what a healthy human being should be. The project, developed by Google’s experimental Google X wing and called Baseline Study, sees the company first harvesting anonymous genetic and molecular information from 175 people. According to The Wall Street Journal, Baseline Study will soon draw information from thousands more in a bid to create a picture of a person in perfect health.

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Everyone can now play the ‘Destiny’ beta on PlayStation or Xbox

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Anyone with a compatible console can now download and play the beta version of Destinythe next video game from Halo creators Bungie. The early trial version of the game lets players create a character to blast both computer-controlled aliens and other players in a multiplayer arena, and can be downloaded on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, in addition to PS3 and Xbox 360. To play, you’ll need a PlayStation Plus account or an Xbox Live Gold subscription.

The beta began on July 17th on PS4 and PS3, but Xbox One and 360 owners had to wait a week before their version of the trial started on July 23rd. Developer Bungie had previously only given access to players who had pre-ordered the game, in addition to a select few who had been sent codes,…

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Major League Baseball takes a swing at the FCC’s fast lane internet proposal

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Do you know who’s not a fan of the Federal Communication Commission’s proposal to let internet service providers offer different speeds to online services? Major League Baseball. In a letter to the FCC last week, the league’s digital group argued that the most recent open internet proposal could do more harm than good to consumers and upstart businesses, and likened the move to “rolling the dice.”

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Baidu Shoots Up Google Play Download Rankings With Apps That Boost Android Performance

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DU Speed Booster app Baidu Chinese search engine giant Baidu had a good month on the Google Play Store in June, shooting up seven ranks to crack the top 10 publishers by downloads, according to App Annie’s latest global app index. Baidu’s growth wasn’t on the back of its search capabilities. App Annie’s data shows that two apps, DU Battery Saver and DU Speed Booster, accounted for most of the jump. Read More

What’s the deal with ‘Seinfeld’ coming to Netflix?

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Jerry Seinfeld has confirmed that he is in talks to bring his iconic comedy series Seinfeld to Netflix. Speaking in an AMA question and answer session on Reddit, the comedian replied “conversations are presently taking place” when asked if the hit show, created by Seinfeld himself and Curb Your Enthusiasm star Larry David, would be brought to the streaming service. The show originally aired between 1989 and 1998, but maintains its grasp on pop culture: one man recently developed a virtual version of Jerry’s on-screen apartment that fans could navigate using the Oculus Rift headset.

In addition to confirming that his show could soon be on its way to Netflix, Seinfeld used the Reddit AMA to reminisce on his comedy career, describing the…

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Christopher Nolan talks up the science of ‘Interstellar’ in surprise Comic-Con appearance

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Details on the plot of Christopher Nolan’s upcoming Interstellar are still scarce, but the film may be his most ambitious to date. In a surprise appearance at Comic-Con, the director of The Dark Knight trilogy and Inception says that his latest film is his grandest in scope. One of the film’s executive producers is the theoretical physicist Kip Thorne, who gave Nolan extensive guidance on how wormholes could work — a hint at how the film’s characters will accomplish their interstellar travel. But the film’s emotional core lies deeper, the director said. “It’s about what it is to be human, and what our place is in the universe,” Nolan told a rapt crowd in Hall H. “The further that you travel out into the universe, the more you realize…

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