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Rite reasons: Why your brain loves pointless rituals

Logic and reason sets our species apart, but we are also born with a mind for nonsensical rituals and they may be even more crucial for our survival (full text available to subscribers)

Mon 19 Jan 15 from Newscientist

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Watch seniors play Grand Theft Auto V for the first time

"Oh man! Destruction Derby!" Seniors have fun stealing and wrecking cars, shooting random people and running from the police as they play Grand Theft Auto V in this Fine Brothers video.

Sat 24 Jan 15 from CNET

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Leatherman announces its Tread sport-utility bracelet

Leatherman multi-tools can certainly come in handy, but they are one more thing that has to be stuffed in a pocket or hung on a belt. That's where the Leatherman Tread comes in. It's a stainless ...

Thu 22 Jan 15 from Gizmag

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Avid's Pro Tools First Is Free But Limited

If you're a budding musician looking to record their own music at home, chances are you turn to either free recording software or cheap ones since you're just starting out. Now you might have ...

8 hours ago from Ubergizmo

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Hands-on with Microsoft's hologram device

Microsoft didn't use skydivers or stunt cyclists to introduce what it hopes will be the next big leap in computing technology. Instead, with its new HoloLens headset, the company is offering ...

Fri 23 Jan 15 from

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Completely open source, high-end laptop gets closer to reality

If you've wanted a laptop where all the software is free and open source (FOSS), you've usually had to settle for mediocre hardware. Even FOSS champion Richard Stallman is making do with a ThinkPad ...

15 hours ago from Engadget

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Office 2016 Release Slated For Later This Year

Many have been waiting on Microsoft to confirm when it is going to release the next version of its productivity suite for desktop PCs. Microsoft has confirmed that the next version will be ...

13 hours ago from Ubergizmo

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DisARMed: Microsoft kills Windows RT, future ARM support doubtful

It looks as though MIcrosoft's experiment with Windows RT is finally coming to an end; the device manufacturer has announced that it will not update the OS to include Windows 10. With Windows ...

Fri 23 Jan 15 from Extremetech

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Adobe Flash Player Receives Critical Security Patch

If you receive a prompt or notice from Adobe asking you to update your Flash player software, you should probably go ahead and do that. Adobe has recently released an updated version of their ...

7 hours ago from Ubergizmo

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The latest Windows 10 Technical Preview update brings Cortana to the desktop

January's Windows 10 Technical Preview update adds Microsoft's virtual assistant and a few new apps.

Fri 23 Jan 15 from CNET

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