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How SoundCloud Changed Music Forever

How SoundCloud Changed Music Forever

Some of the best ideas are also the simplest. And there are few things more simple than SoundCloud, which in its seven year existence has sneakily become one of the best things online. How’d it get there? Slowly, surely, and with a cadre of artists as diverse as the internet itself.

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A Brief History of Every Official World Cup Ball Since 1930

A Brief History of Every Official World Cup Ball Since 1930

Every year, the World Cup is played with a new ball. That makes it unique—after all, few other sports reinvent the wheel every four years. But this element of uncertainty is also exciting, and it means that soccer ball technology has come a long, long way since the 1930s—when World Cup balls were still inflated through tie-up laces.

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Boiling Coca-Cola turns the soda into this gross black goopy tar

Boiling Coca-Cola turns the soda into this gross black goopy tar

The delicious diabetes drink commonly known as soda is a true scientific wonder. We know it’s crap but we love it anyway. CrazyRussianHacker wanted to show just how much crap (and sugar) is in one bottle of Coke so he boiled out all the water in the soda to see what was leftover. The refreshing soda becomes this gross, black, gunky tar-like substance that doesn’t look edible. Cool.

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LG’s Lifeband Touch and Heart Rate Earphones going on sale this month

Announced back at CES 2014, the LG Lifeband Touch fitness band and LG Heart Rate Earphones are due to go on sale this month. The Lifeband Touch, with its curved OLED display and motion-tracking sensors is due to hit shelves on May 18th, as are the heart-rate-tracking Bluetooth-connected Heart Rate Earphones (such an inspired name there).

Both will connect to your Android or iOS device through LG’s own fitness app, as well as MyFitnessPal or Runkeeper.

The Lifeband Touch is a fairly standard approach to the fitness band, offering notifications and music control in addition to motion tracking via a tri-axis accelerometer and altimeter. The Heart Rate Earphones, however, are an interesting approach to what others like Samsung have insisted on building into a bulky wrist-based wearable. Many run with headphones anyway, so why not take advantage of all the blood flowing through those ears to catch your pulse, right?

With a launch next week and broad compatibility, who’s interested in picking up an LG Lifeband Touch or LG Heart Rate Earphones?

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Gawker Working at Amazon Is “a Soul-Crushing Experience” | Jalopnik Watch A Sinkhole Open Before You

Gawker Working at Amazon Is "a Soul-Crushing Experience" | Jalopnik Watch A Sinkhole Open Before Your Eyes | Jezebel College Geniuses Try to Avoid Taking Finals by Hiring Hitman | Kotaku Ask Dr. Nerdlove: I Can’t Get Over An Affair With My Married Boss | Kinja Popular Posts

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Vector 39: Net neutrality and carrier complexity

Vector is Mobile Nations’ cross-platform, cross-site analysis show where we take on the most important stories in tech with the smartest people in the industry, from the big picture to granular details, current events to future implications. On today’s episode Rene Ritchie and Neal Gompa dive deep into the technology and policies that make net neutrality so complicated in North America, common carriers and local loop unbundling, the crippling of DSL, Sprint, the insanity that is 700 MHz and Band 12, Qualcomm’s royalty rate, and more. Subscribe and listen along!

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Deal of the Day: TYLT POWERPLANT Portable Battery Pack Lightning Connector

For today only, purchase the TYLT POWERPLANT Portable Battery Pack Lightning Connector and save 33% off the list price!

The POWERPLANT Portable Back-Up Charger has a built-in battery that can provide nearly two full charges to most smartphones. The built-in FLEX charging arm with Apple Lightning connector means you can leave your USB cables at home, while on the go. Charge one device or two simultaneously!

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