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Mario Kart 8 fails to stem growing Nintendo losses

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Nintendo made an operating loss of ¥9.47 billion ($92.7 million) in its first quarter of 2014, with the launch of Mario Kart 8 sparking a bump in Wii U hardware sales that wasn't big enough to improve the company's financial performance. Wii U sales were 510,000...(more) 



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One giant LEAF for mankind? Artist creates living man-made foliage that could help humans colonise space

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A graduate for the Royal College of Art, London, created the leaves from chloroplasts found in plant cells, that are suspended in a web of silk protein. 



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Nintendo posts quarterly net loss on Wii U costs

a shared story    1 hour 24 minutes ago
Japanese videogame giant Nintendo on Wednesday posted a $97 million quarterly net loss, with higher costs tied to sales of its Wii U console digging into its bottom line while sales weakened. On Wednesday, Kyoto-based Nintendo said its net loss for the three months through June...(more) 



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The New Senate USA FREEDOM Act: A Step Towards Surveillance Reform?

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Yesterday, Senator Patrick Leahy introduced a revised version of his USA FREEDOM legislation, the USA FREEDOM Act of 2014, which focuses on telephone record collection and FISA Court reform. While this bill is not a comprehensive solution to overbroad and unconstitutional surveillance, it is a...(more) 



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Instagram reveals new Bolt photo app

a shared story    3 hours 24 minutes ago
The picture-based social media site has revealed a new Snapchat-style app that lets users send temporary messages. 



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Microsoft set to unveil 5 megapixel front facing cameraphone

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Microsoft's hardware chief Stephen Elop gave employees a sneak peek at a 'selfie' phone featuring a 5 megapixel forward-facing camera at an internal meeting this week. 



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Trafficking bust reveals worries over missing kids

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WASHINGTON (AP) — When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled minors as young as 11 from hotel rooms, truck stops and homes. 



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Hollywood joins forces with Kodak to keep movie film alive

a shared story    5 hours 24 minutes ago
After lobbying by directors including Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, and JJ Abrams, movie studios are negotiating a deal with Kodak that would secure the company's ability to keep producing motion picture film. The Wall Street Journal reports that the agreement is likely to see studios commit...(more) 



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Gorgeous short seems like 3D animation but it's made with styrofoam

a shared story    6 hours 24 minutes ago
Mikey Please and his team spent one year making this astonishing six minute long stop motion film using just styrofoam. It's so perfect I thought it was 3D. I can't even imagine the amount of work they needed to make a piece of foam wave...(more) 



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Here is the memo Comcast sent to employees after the 'rep from hell' call went viral

a shared story    7 hours 24 minutes ago
It's now been two weeks since AOL executive and former Comcast subscriber Ryan Block published a recording of his insane dialogue with an overly persistent customer service representative, and we finally have the memo that the company sent out immediately afterward. "Recently, an unfavorable phone call...(more) 



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Awesome Kickstarter hit revolutionizes water balloon fights

a shared story    8 hours 24 minutes ago
A new, interesting product is taking Kickstarter by storm – Tinnuss Enterprises’ Bunch O Balloons, which has already raised well over $600,000 with 23 days left in the campaign, or more than 60 times its initial funding goal. The purpose of Bunch of Balloons is quite...(more) 



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New Drug Could Treat Low Testosterone with Fewer Side Effects

a shared story    8 hours 24 minutes ago
Men with low testosterone could one day be treated with a drug called enclomiphene citrate, which is similar to the drug clomid that is used in women undergoing IVF . 



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