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One year later, the Comcast merger apocalypse still isn’t here

One year ago today, Comcast announced a deal: it planned to merge with rival Time Warner Cable in a transaction worth north of $ 45 billion. The two cable giants could become one; federal regulators could approve the merger with a few swift stroke of their pens. “We believe that this transaction is approvable,” Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said simply, as executives prophesied the deal would be done by the end of 2014.

And yet, we’re still waiting. Nearly as quickly as the deal was announced, customer service horror stories about Comcast, always at a hum in discussions about the company, seemed to amplify. Writers, activists, and consumers all shared anecdotes online and with the FCC, testifying to why Comcast deserved the ignominious title…

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Raspberry Pi 2 is way more powerful, still just $35, and available now

The Raspberry Pi Foundation’s low-cost computer was an instant phenomenon upon its release in 2012, and now, just shy of three years later, it’s back with a new one. The foundation is today announcing the Raspberry Pi 2, an equally cheap, equally tiny computer that’s meant for use in electronics projects, assisting experiments, and teaching kids how to code.

There are two key changes on this new model: its processor is now a lot more powerful and it includes twice as much RAM. What doesn’t change is just as important: it still sells for only $ 35.

“It’s a major leap forward in terms of computing power for users,” says Mike Powell, a technology development manager for Pi distributor Element14. Powell believes that the Pi 2 will open up a…

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DayZ has sold 3 million copies even though it’s still in development

Open-world zombie survival game DayZ has sold over three million copies since launch in December 2013, according to developer Bohemia Interactive. It sold one million copies during its first month on sale, and passed the two million mark during its first four months. Those are impressive numbers for any game, let alone one that spawned from a user-generated mod and is still in the alpha stage of development.

But DayZ (and its me-too competitors, The War Z and Rust) is one of the only places for gamers to fend for themselves in a lawless, digital world. Players are tossed into an abandoned wilderness with few supplies and are left to their devices to find a way to survive through unpredictable encounters with other desperate survivors….

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Are traditional brand guidelines still relevant?

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Global creative agency Moving Brands has been building flexible brand identities for 15 years. With offices in London, San Francisco and Zurich, the 80-plus team create award-winning branding and design for clients ranging from Coca Cola to Stella McCartney. Here, CEO Mat Heinl explains why the agency often chooses to give its clients ‘parameters’ instead of traditional brand guidelines…




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The Onewheel isn’t a skateboard, but it’s still fun as hell

On Tuesday night I made the mistake of climbing the fence that surrounds the convention center parking lot where our trailer is stationed. I don’t exactly remember what happened, but I made it to the top, remember it wobbling, and the next thing I knew I was on the ground in a lot of pain. I badly injured my right foot. Normally this wouldn’t be much of an issue besides the pain, but I had a rideables shoot less than 12 hours later.

I limped back to the hotel in excruciating pain, and when I woke up the next morning my foot was red, swollen, and hot. I was still in just as much pain, if not more. I thought I was screwed. How could I possibly get on the Onewheel when I could barely walk?

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DVD rips of ‘Fury,’ ‘Annie,’ ‘Mr. Turner,’ and ‘Still Alice’ hit the web following Sony Pictures hack

Matters just keep getting worse for Sony Pictures, which was victim to a massive hack this past week. Its internal email systems remain offline, and now DVD-quality rips of four of the studio’s newest films have hit piracy websites.

Watermarked copies of Fury, Annie, Mr. Turner, and Still Alice all hit torrent websites around the same time shortly after the attack. There’s no confirmation that the films were indeed obtained from the attack, but it appears likely as DVDs of the films are not available for sale — indeed, all of the films other than Fury have yet to be released in theaters. The copies are believed to be DVD screeners, which are used by studios to distribute new films to awards judges and others for promotional purposes.

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Kitra Cahana’s Still Man Artwork: The photographer and documentarian captures her father’s strength through locked-in syndrome

Kitra Cahana's Still Man Artwork


During the most recent TEDMED conference, photographer and documentarian Kitra Cahana delivered an empowering talk on triumph in the face of adversity….

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FCC might give Netflix what it wants and still allow Comcast to sell fast lanes

report published this afternoon by The New York Times details one of the possible plans the FCC may debut in their attempt to establish new rules around net neutrality and the open internet. It takes a “hybrid” approach, dividing the new regulations between commercial or wholesale internet traffic and retail or residential internet traffic. In a nutshell, this would mean content companies like Netflix will get the price controls they want when it comes to dealing with companies like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T. But those companies will also be allowed to give certain data a fast lane over their networks if it was “justified,” cementing the gutting of net neutrality that occurred when Verizon defeated the FCC in court.

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After 25 years, Nine Inch Nails’ flawed, brutally honest debut is still worth a listen

Nine Inch Nails’ debut album, Pretty Hate Machine, was released 25 years ago this week — October 20th, to be precise. It’s a pretty big milestone for NIN mastermind Trent Reznor — most who followed his career through the ’90s figured he would flame out in the self-destructive fashion detailed in his lyrics long before making it this far. But Reznor kept it together and has made a career out of continuously growing and mutating his act over the last few decades. Pretty Hate Machine now stands an intimate, personal view of an artist figuring out exactly who he’ll be, finding the key components of his sound, and making some entertaining missteps along the way.

For my part, I can’t wax poetic and pretend the milestone initially meant a lot…

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Tove Jansson’s Moomins on the Riviera: The new animated film retells a 60-year-old story of the curious characters that’s still relevant today

Tove Jansson's Moomins on the Riviera


100 years ago Finnish novelist, illustrator and painter Tove Jansson—creator of cult comic strip family the Moomins—was born. Since the first Moomin strip was published in 1945, their stories…

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