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Microsoft’s CEO Dares Google, Amazon Execs In Ice Bucket Challengeview story

http://techcrunch.com –  The current meme of dumping really cold water on your head to raise awareness for ALS is spreading quickly. Today, Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella allowed the winning team from his company’s internal hackathon to pour a large amount of chilly dihydrogen monoxide onto his expecting pate. Read More (IT news)

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Pour Your Pellets Into The Sculptify David For Some 3D Printingview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Most home 3D printing systems use a few basic tools to build objects. First you have a build plate and an extruder. A motor pulls plastic filament through a heated nozzle and squeezes it out, slowly but surely creating layer after layer until you have a 3D-printed Pokemon knock-off. (IT news)

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Spiral Hopes To Nail Location-Based Communitiesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  A new app called Spiral could change the way we connect with the people and places around us. The idea is pretty straightforward: users see a newsfeed of posts near them, and can add their own updates, and comment on other people’s posts. Users can adjust their geographic filters to see posts from a larger or smaller radius. Read More (IT news)

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Backpack Connects You With Travelers So You Can Purchase Items In Other Countriesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Imagine a certain type of medication you needed wasn’t available in your country and was expensive to ship or acquire. Many people rely on friends or relatives traveling to these countries to bring back items that cannot be purchased in their country, whether it’s medicine or an iPhone. (IT news)

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Cisco To Trim 8% Of Its Global Workforce After Reporting Modest Earnings Beatview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Today Cisco reported its fiscal fourth quarter 2014 results, including revenue of $12.36 billion in revenue, and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.55. Investors had expected $0.53 in profit per share in revenue of $12.14 billion in revenue. Despite besting expectations, Cisco’s quarter was lackluster. (IT news)

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Apple Bans Two Nasty Chemicals From Being Used In iPhone Factoriesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Much as we’d all like to think otherwise, the production of smartphones generally isn’t very eco-friendly. (IT news)

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha wallpapers now available for downloadview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – The wallpapers that ship with the new Galaxy Alpha are now available for download. Samsung has bundled its premium handset with nine unique wallpapers. You can put them are your device, but do know that the resolution of each is just 1280×720. (IT news)

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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for August 13, 2014view story

http://www.talkandroid.com – With hectic schedules, it can be hard to keep track of everything in your news feed. That’s why we created the TalkAndroid Daily Dose. This is where we recap the day’s hottest stories so you can get yourself up to speed in quick fashion. (IT news)

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Humin, The App That Organizes Phone Contacts By How You Know Them, Is Now In The App Storeview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Humin, the app that aims to replace your iPhone contacts app is now in the App Store. Will.i.am, Richard Branson and Angry Birds creator Peter Vesterbacka were all part of the private beta launch a few months back. The app is now ready for everyone with an iPhone today. (IT news)

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Mark Zuckerberg Dumps Ice On Himself For ALS Awareness, Passes The Challenge Onto Bill Gatesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Snark all you want about this wonderfully goofy trend of dumping ice water on your head to raise ALS awareness, but here’s the deal: it’s working. Donations to the ALS Association are up by 1000%. Plus we get to see people like Zuck dump friggin’ ice on their heads. Read More (IT news)

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Debian Maintainer Says That Xfce on Debian Will Not Meet Quality Standards, GNOME Is Neededview story

http://news.softpedia.com – Debian developers have been discussing about the replacement of the default GNOME desktop with Xfce for a few months now, but not everyone agrees with this decision. A Debian maintainer has tried to explain why this move to another desktop environment should not happen. The decision to adopt Xfce instead of GNOME was made back November 2013 and it felt like it was a done deal. (IT news)

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Debian 8.0 "Jessie" Beta 1 Officially Released, Systemd Now Available by Defaultview story

http://news.softpedia.com – The Debian Installer Team announces that Debian Installer Jessie Beta 1 has been released and is now available for download. The Debian installer seems like a big deal, but in fact it's just a way to install Debian without all the Live perks. (IT news)