Stephen Colbert’s hilarious commencement speeches show his style evolve over the years

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When Stephen Colbert the Human said goodbye to Stephen Colbert the Character last year, fans were curious what the comedian would be like without the fictional personality that, for a decade on and off The Colbert Report, had been the more outspoken of the two.

We’d already seen hints of the real Colbert at commencement speeches, where the character and the person blurred together. This year, for the first time, Colbert gave a commencement speech totally free of Stephen Colbert the personality. The change in tone is slight, but it’s there. At least I think it is. Now I’m questioning myself. Why must you do this to me, fair reader?

How about you compare them yourself? At the very worst, you’ll watch a comedian at the top of his game…

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YC-Backed Eden Launches To Offer On-Demand Electronics Repair And Installation

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eden There is no doubt that the technology of today, from smartphones to connected devices to WiFi everywhere, is making our world a more convenient and navigable place. But in many ways we’ve grown dependent on this type of lifestyle, which makes a busted device or a malfunction a debilitating experience. YC-backed Eden is launching to solve this. The company offers on-demand tech pros… Read More

Uber Adds New Features To Driver-Side App For Hearing Impaired Drivers

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uber_animated-gif Uber is making changes to its driver-side app to provide better functionality for deaf and hard of hearing driver partners. For years now, Uber’s driver-side app has used audio alerts to notify the driver when a passenger is waiting to be picked up. This put Uber’s deaf and hard of hearing drivers in the position of having to text their intended passenger to let them know that… Read More

Weedebud, a Solar-Powered Weeding Robot

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Nathan Allen first saw the need for a gardening robot when he noticed how the war against weeds was impacting his mother’s love of gardening. His mother found the volume of weeds in her garden a struggle, and as a result, gardening became less enjoyable for her. Nathan decided to tackle this […]

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Google I/O 2015: Keynote, live stream, schedule and more for Day 1

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Follow along with our live blog right here!

Google I/O 2015 is about to overwhelm guests at San Francisco’s Moscone Center with big announcements for the company’s latest projects. We are on the ground to bring that experience to your eyes and ears during the event, spanning May 28th and 29th, but that shouldn’t preclude you from enjoying the two-and-a-half-hour keynote and numerous sessions in real time.

What should you expect to see? An excellent question from a curious mind! The biggie is Android M, the latest version of Android revealed in the I/O schedule with this vague detail:  “[Android M] brings power of Android to all kinds of workplaces.” Hopefully we’ll learn its real name, so we can stop using what sounds like the codename…

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FIFA 16 is finally adding women’s soccer teams

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With the women’s World Cup due to kick off next month, developer EA Sports has announced that the upcoming FIFA 16 will finally introduce female players to the long-running series. The new option will include a dozen different national teams — including Germany, USA, France, Sweden, England, Brazil, Canada, Australia, Spain, China, Italy, and Mexico — and EA notes that women’s teams will only be able to play against each other, so you won’t be able to see how Abby Wambach lines up against Clint Dempsey.

David Rutter, head of the FIFA series, tells The Guardian that the feature has been in the works for some time, but that the developer waited until it could be done properly. “We needed to have tools and technology in place that could…

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Apple Watch charges faster through its secret port

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Every Apple Watch has a secret port hidden beneath its bottom band, and it turns out the port could be pretty useful. While Apple isn’t saying what it’s for — it’s likely hidden away and covered up for a reason — accessory maker Reserve Strap has been able to use the port to provide power to a Watch. And it turns out, the Watch may even charge faster that way than through Apple’s inductive charger.

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The best email app for the iPhone

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If we all have one thing in common, it’s that we hate dealing with email. Whether it’s personal or professional, it’s something we just can’t escape. The best way to deal with email is still at the desktop, but mobile apps are catching up fast. So which ones can help you get the closest to inbox zero nirvana?

More than anything, a good email app should be fast. Refreshing your inbox, loading messages — none of these things should take more than a second or two. It should also give you plenty of different ways to deal with the daily email deluge. That means letting you do things like reply, archive, delete, or schedule messages with swipes or taps, while also giving you easy access to other services like calendars and files.

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The best email app for Android

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If we all have one thing in common, it’s that we hate dealing with email. Whether it’s personal or professional, it’s something we just can’t escape. The best way to deal with email is still at the desktop, but mobile apps are catching up fast. So which ones can help you get the closest to inbox zero nirvana?

More than anything, a good email app should be fast. Refreshing your inbox, loading messages — none of these things should take more than a second or two. It should also give you plenty of different ways to deal with the daily email deluge. That means letting you do things like reply, archive, delete, or schedule messages with swipes or taps, while also giving you easy access to other services like calendars and files.

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Amazon Expands Same-Day Delivery To New Markets, Drops Price To Free For Orders Over $35

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upsamazon Amazon says today it will expand its same-day delivery service covering around 1 million items to two new markets, San Diego and Tampa Bay, while also reducing the price to free for orders over $35. The company already offers same-day delivery in several regions, including New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco (and the Bay area, including Oakland), Seattle, Atlanta, Boston, Baltimore, Dallas-Ft. Read More

Swatch Reafirms Its Building A Smartwatch With Payment Features

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7990955212_24ae263ae4_k Swatch still wants in on the smartwatch game. According to Chief Executive Nick Hayek the watch will be internet-enabled and feature remote-payment functions, although the specifics are still in question. Hayek, speaking recently at a shareholder meeting, said that its upcoming smartwatch will launch in Switzerland and “one big country”. Read More

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