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The ‘Kings of Code Hack Battle‘ is always a highlight at TNW Conference. The projects – developed over 30 hours – are often quirky, inventive, beautiful, or a mixture of all three. The batch this year were equally impressive, stunning the crowd and our expert jury. We had nine API partners for the hackers to utilize this time around: SendGrid, Deezer, Pearson, Mashery, Spotify, Interoute, Verisign, Twitter, PayPal and Push.co. Below, we’ve selected a handful of hacks that really stood out. 1) HipsterCity This website is the ultimate travel guide for trendy travellers. It taps into Instagram and Twitter to…

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Since its release, M.K. Wren’s acclaimed trilogy about life in the 33rd century has drawn much-deserved favorable comparisons to Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series.








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Lawrence and Wishart, a radical press founded in 1936 and formerly associated with the Communist Party of Great Britain, has asserted a copyright over “Marx-Engels Collected Works,” a series of $25-50-ish hardcovers, and demanded that they be removed from the Marxist Internet Archive.








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Redditor Countbubs posted this photo of a wasps’ nest built over a wooden humanoid sculpture, with the wasps’ paper following the contours of the underlying form.








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Cycles Per Instruction by netcat A band called netcat (also the name of a popular networking tool) has released its new album, Cycles Per Instruction, in a number of formats, including a world first: the album can be compiled as a Linux kernel module.








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[Video Link] I like her kit! Wikipedia: “Viola Smith (born November 29, 1912) is an American drummer best known for her work in orchestras, swing bands, and popular music in the 1930s and 1940s.








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A suit brought by four Muslim-American men with no criminal records asserts that the FBI put them on the no-fly list in order to pressure them to inform on their communities.








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Tech Millionare Who Beat Girlfriend 117 Times Ducks Jail Despite Damning Video
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According to the San Francisco Chronicle, “The deal also means that Chahal — with no felony conviction — will be allowed to stay on the board of his $100 million-a-year social advertising technology company, RadiumOne, which has been preparing to go …



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More help needed to expand tech education
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CAMBRIDGE — Ariela Schear is a high school student who loves math and is as tech savvy as they come, texting and e-mailing all the time. But this Rindge & Latin senior didn’t think about taking a course in computer programming — until her mother …



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