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Meet the hackers who smuggled the Netflix of piracy aboard your iPad

Popcorn Time, A.K.A. the ‘Netflix for torrents’ comes to iOS without requiring a jailbreak. It offers a lot of content and challenges Apple’s walled garden for apps. The controversial app is viewed as a danger by Netflix and studios alike.

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Why 3D food printing is more than just a novelty; it’s the future of food

3D printing has already taken off, but 3D food printing offers a host of revolutionary benefits that are only beginning to be explored and understood.

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Taylor Swift is right: Music can’t survive if you don’t pay for it

Music has never been a steady path to fortune, but ad-supported streaming services like Pandora and Spotify are making it harder and harder for all but superstar musicians to survive.

Music

Interview: Will AI be dangerous or benign? It’s up to us, says Ex Machina director

In the sci-fi thriller Ex Machina, a young coder interacts with the world's first true artificial intelligence. Director Alex Garland talks with Digital Trends about how close humans are to achieving that dream, and whether it's really something we'll want.

Movies & TV

5 things we miss about TV that the Internet totally ruined

We love Netflix, too. But our new TV-watching habits, ushered in by streaming sites, aren’t all for the best. Here are 5 things we miss about the old way of watching.

Movies & TV

Squarepusher doesn’t just make electronica, he makes the software to make it

Electronica pioneer Squarepusher takes creative freedom so seriously, he wrote his own software to author the digital beats on Damogen Furies, his latest album.

Music

Is cell phone radiation actually dangerous? We asked an expert

Could our cell phones and other wireless devices be increasing our risk of developing brain cancer and other conditions? A lot of scientists believe radio-frequency exposure is a growing threat that we should be aware of.

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The next great wearable doesn’t need to do more, it needs to transform

Future wearables need to adapt beyond the wrist, which means a more modular approach that lets you tailor your wearable to your situation.

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To grow up and not out, San Jose needs to get smarter (with more tech)

If you think cities are crowded now, just wait until 2050, when 66 percent of people will live in an urban area. To help deal with the increased demand, cities are already getting smarter.

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Sick of ’90s reboots? Here’s why they’re not as bad as you think

From The X-Files to Coach, Twin Peaks and Full House, ‘90s TV shows are back. And though you might cringe at the lack of originality, revisiting the past can actually be a winning recipe.

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Stripped down and reimagined in brass, Porcupine Tree takes on a whole new life

Gavin Harrison honed his craft as the drummer for prog-rock legends Porcupine Tree, and with Cheating the Polygraph, he’s returning to some classics to play them as never before.

Music

Sick of your job? Pymetrics lets you play games to find your next career

Play a few games for about half an hour on Pymetrics’ website and the company’s algorithms will gauge your innate personal characteristics such as attention or motivation—and tell you what career you’re best suited for.

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Convinced you need a smartwatch? Neither am I, and I’m really trying here

Not convinced you need a smartwatch? Neither am have I, and I been wearing one for months. How will companies convince the world we all do?

Wearables

Silicon Valley’s Martin Starr on playing a satanic programmer, Kid Rock, season 2

Before HBO’s Silicon Valley begins its second season on Sunday night, we talked to Martin Starr – also known as Bertram Gilfoyle – about the show’s flirtation with real-life tech tycoons, last year’s Kid Rock guest appearance, and of course, what’s…

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Driverless cars? Mother Nature may have a few things to say about that

The biggest stumbling block to driverless cars may not be some obscure technical challenge, but rather Mother Nature herself.

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Chatrooms are making a comeback, and Bindle is leading the charge

The chat room is getting revived. Bindle is exiting its beta stage and opening up to everyone to bring back group chats with modern flairs like GIFs, emojis, hashtags, and @mentions.

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Inside one of the first 3D-printed fashion shows in America

On April 16, the world's most popular 3D print fashion designers will showcase their latest items at one of the first 3D print fashion shows in America.

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Imagine Dragons chase the hi-res dragon, hate getting smashed on the radio

For their new album Smoke + Mirrors, Imagine Dragons created a studio from scratch to capture every nuance in high-resolution digital audio. Listening to it on the radio? Forget about it.

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For chillwave maestro Tycho, effects are as much instruments as the ones you play

Sometimes beautiful music is a happy accident. For Tycho, also known as Scott Hansen, preserving the stumbling process that leads him there is as important as the intentional part.

Music

The 2015 VW Golf R’s 4Motion AWD system fights physics, creating a middle-class supercar

: The R is different in many ways from other Golfs. What truly sets it apart, though, is its physics-bending 4Motion all-wheel drive system.

Cars

While smarter watches make life easier, smarter prosthetics make life better

It’s pretty easy to lose perspective when you write about the same thing day and day out. After a while, subject matters become so central to your way of thinking, it’s easy to forget how much the things you write about really matter to people’s lives…

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What the 1950s ‘kitchen of the future’ got right (and what was just plain crazy)

We may not have flying cars and jetpacks, but some more realistic 1950s dreamers came shockingly close to predicting our culinary future. Then again, we’re still waiting for some of it.

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How Money & Violence conquered YouTube with no money and only a little violence

In just a few months, indie drama Money and Violence has become a YouTube phenomenon, with more than 13 million views, and counting. But what's next? To find out, we spoke with the creator of "Money and Violence," Moise Verneau.

Movies & TV

Like Uber for private jets, Victor makes the old way to book look like coach

Until now, booking a private jet has been an archaic nightmare that resisted change due to one simple fact: Anyone with the cash to book one was too busy to care. But Victor CEO Clive Jackson knew there had to be a better way.

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Ain’t no mountain high enough to keep this man from his smart home

In order to prove that he can control his smart home using Z-Wave from anywhere, a climber is going to the summit of Mount Everest. He'll whip out his phone and lock the door in New Jersey from over 29,000 feet.

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To make your smart TV safe from spying, manufacturers need to up their game

Your smart TV is just as much a security and privacy liability as your laptop – more so in some cases. Here’s what needs to be done before they become a major hacking target.

Home Theater

The Crystal Method explain the art of the remix, why MP3s suck, and Satan Gas

Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland have made a living remixing other artists as The Crystal Method, but on their latest album, it’s their work that goes under the knife as other mixers take the board.

Music

The Walking Dead weekly recap: Do or do not, there is no ‘Try’

Rick Grimes comes to blows with a new neighbor and threatens to undo everything his people have worked for. But there might be bigger fish to fry for Alexandria than Rick Grimes.

Movies & TV

Apple vs. Asthma: How ResearchKit is ‘unshackling science’

Research into complex disease is dramatically changing, thanks to apps like Asthma Health based on Apple’s ResearchKit, which aims to turn the smartphone into a potent medical device that can count calories and help contribute to clinical studies.

Health & Fitness

How many Avett brothers does it take to salute Elliott Smith? One, and an indie prodigy

Indie icon Elliott Smith inspired a generation of songwriters before he tragically passed away at 34 in 2003. Now Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield are rekindling his memory with a touching tribute album.

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