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8 creative ways to show your love for stars and stripes



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You know who looks good in stars and stripes? Everyone.

If dad’s old American flag muscle tee isn’t looking too hot anymore or you can’t seem to get the red, white, and blue face paint just right, these products may be able to help. 

Display your pride for ‘Murica with this drink-holding fanny pack, or spice up an outfit with these fun pants. Most of these items are Prime-eligible, so you’ll have them in two days or less.  

America the beautiful, indeed.     Read more…

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Roku sales blocked in Mexico following piracy ruling



 Streaming media player maker Roku has lost a legal battle in Mexico which has resulted in a ban on sales of its devices in the country. Cablevision, the cable TV operator owned by Mexican media giant Televisa, had taken Roku to court alleging that Roku’s gadgets are being hacked to allow users to watch pirated channels. Last week, a judge issued a court order to stop the importation of… Read More

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Here's the tweetstorm tale of why Google pulled YouTube as a default app for the iPhone



When the iPhone launched 10 years ago, it came with YouTube as a default app on iOS 1.

The pairing of the Google-owned video platform and Apple wasn’t as odd then as it might seem today — the first commercial version of Android didn’t debut until 2008. 

But that doesn’t mean that the Apple/ Google collaboration was a happy marriage. The YouTube app was created by Apple with little input from the YouTube team, which limited the video viewing experience, much to the chagrin of iOS users resorting to their mobile browser to watch video content on the platform.  

That changed in 2012 with the introduction of iOS 6, which launched without the Apple-built YouTube app for the first time, after Google didn’t renew its license. This allowed Google to bring its own fully realized version of YouTube to the App Store, but also meant that YouTube was no longer a default app on the phone. Read more…

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How to create your very own Spider-Man costume under $40



Find out how to make your very own Spider-Man: Homecoming costume using regular clothes and a lot of black marker.

In each episode of ‘DIY Costume Squad’ one of our expert hosts shows you how to make your own DIY costume based on popular movie/TV/video game characters. Watch as they transform everyday materials and store-bought items into fantastic costumes! 

Visit CineFix for more episodes and movie-related content. Read more…

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MIT CSAIL research offers a fully automated way to peer inside neural nets



 MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab has devised a way to look inside neural networks and shed some light on how they’re actually making decisions. The new process is a fully automated version of the system the research team behind it presented two years ago, which employed human reviewers to achieve the same ends. Coming up with a method that can provide… Read More

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KFC launched a chicken sandwich to the stratosphere, and they have a (very goofy) video to prove it



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Lenovo is making a camera specifically for YouTube's VR180 format



Virtual reality (VR) is undeniably cool, but think about just how much of the experience is wasted. Total immersion requires a complete sphere of video (“360″), but humans can only see roughly half of that experience at any given moment.

That’s why YouTube announced VR180 a bit ago, the idea being if you cut the VR “world” in half, you can boost the quality of the experience significantly, and most of what you’re getting rid of the user isn’t seeing anyway.

Now all the format needs is actual support, and that’s underway. Lenovo announced it would be the first Google partner to debut a VR180 camera. The new Lenovo camera can fit in your pocket and is meant to be as user-friendly as a point-and-shoot. Read more…

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Nintendo is talking about making anime and we're here for it



Nintendo may be making more anime in the future, which sounds like a great plan to us.

During a shareholder Q&A Thursday, Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto expressed interest in making anime for some of Nintendo’s most popular series, specifically naming Pikmin, Star Fox, and Yoshi, according to translations from Alex Aniel.

Someone asked a question about releasing the early-2000s anime series Kirby: Right Back At Ya! on Blu-ray, which prompted Miyamoto’s response.

Q7: Regarding product video, are there any plans to bring back past content like Kirby anime on BD, or old games on DD for console/mobile?

— Alex Aniel (@cvxfreak) June 29, 2017 Read more…

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Aura delivers guided meditation for any attention span



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Do you have the attention span of a goldfish? A new meditation app, Aura, claims it can still help you out.

Aura entered a saturated meditation market with a mission and an edge. By combining cutting-edge artificial intelligence with time-tested relaxation techniques from therapists and meditation teachers, the app aims to deliver meditation for anyone. The meditations range from three to 10 minutes, so you can get your peace on faster than you can finish a Tootsie Pop.

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