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Wednesday's Biggest Stories

Every evening, we wrap up the day’s biggest stories in one place for you to easily check out. If you’ve been off the grid all day, jump in here and catch up on current events.

Jake Dyson Is Fixing The Way We Light Up Our Homes And Offices We’ve been thinking about lighting the wrong way for years, apparently.

Meet Phillips’ Shiny New Quantum Dot Monitor Phillips’ New 27-inch Full HD 276E6ADSW and 276E6ADSS monitor boasts something pretty special — Colour IQ Quantum Dot technology.

Amazing Fan Film Uses Camera Drones To Capture An Intense Star Wars Dogfight Camera-mounted drones can be used for all sorts of wonderful videos.

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The Pirate Bay Sails Back To Its Old Domain

Sweden has said “nope” to The Pirate Bay’s ThePirateBay.se and PirateBay.se sites, forfeiting them to the state for assisting in copyright infringement, and forcing the torrenting site back to its old .org address.


Make The Internet Angry, Get Cheaper Snickers

Some people might call this a cynical marketing ploy, or the internet bleeding over into real life where it doesn’t belong. But we call this a chance to get cheap Snickers bars — and all you have to do is make everyone mad. Snickers and 7/11 will give you a chocolate bar for as little as 50 cents depending on how butt-hurt Australian social media is.


Google's Paris Offices Raided Over Tax Fraud Allegations

Google’s offices in Paris have been raided by the police over investigations about tax fraud.


Twitter Blows Up The 140-Character Limit

Twitter just announced that @mentions, pictures and quoted tweets won’t count towards the 140-character limit, meaning Twitter users can now fit more vitriolic garbage and faux-intellectualism into a single tweet. Twitter says the change will roll out in a few months. As social media becomes clogged with gifs and pictures, Twitter needed to give its users a little bit more breathing room. But that doesn’t mean that users won’t have a fit over the change.


Good God, What Was Variety Thinking With This Questionable Yahoo Commentary?

Late on Monday afternoon, Variety co-editor-in-chief Andrew Wallenstein sent a tweet out into the world. This wouldn’t be a particularly noteworthy action, except that it included an image of what appears to be Variety‘s upcoming cover, depicting Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer as a Christ-like figure carrying a Y-shaped cross. What? Indeed.


Tuesday's Biggest Stories

Every evening, we wrap up the day’s biggest stories in one place for you to easily check out. If you’ve been off the grid all day, jump in here and catch up on current events.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080: Australian Review Nvidia’s newest graphics card is — again — its most powerful, its most energy efficient, and its best for next-generation gaming.

Game Of Thrones Season 6 Episode 5 Recap: These Guys Just Out-Murdered George R. R. Martin I know, saying HBO’s Game of Thrones has anything on top of ol’ GRRM is bold — if not outright traitorous — to some people.

Netflix Scores Exclusive Rights To Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar As of September Netflix will become the exclusive US pay TV home of Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar.

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• How To Make Your Willpower Stronger, According To Science • High Rise Is One Of The Most Manic, Dark And Oddly Watchable Films You’ll Ever See • Ultra HD Blu-Ray: No Region Coding, But Is It Worth It?


Facebook Announces Sweeping Changes To Trending Section

Facebook is enacting a number of changes to its trending news module following a two-week internal investigation. The company’s announcement comes in response to a letter of inquiry from the US Senate Commerce Committee, issued one day after Gizmodo reported on the allegations of one former “news curator” for the trending section, who alleged coworkers regularly suppressed topics of interest to conservative readers.


You Can Now Get A Delivery From Harvey Norman In Three Hours

From today, Harvey Norman is offering a three-hour delivery option to major cities across Australia following a partnership with delivery service Shippit, who recently teamed up with Australia Post.

You’ll now be able to schedule (and reschedule) a delivery time between 7am and 10pm on weekdays, and GPS track your small appliances, consumer electronics, and small goods deliveries in real-time.


Hackers Stole $17.7 Million From Japanese ATMs In Less Than Two Hours

A rash of major breaches in recent years proves that your credit card information is hardly safe. But a recent heist in Japan shows that hackers are getting scary good at turning that data into cold hard cash. In this case, coordinated ATM withdrawals with cloned credit cards netted criminals 1.4 billion yen ($17.7 million) in just two hours.


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