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Thursday's Must-Read Stories

Every evening, we wrap up the day’s must-read 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.

How Much You Need To Exercise To Make Up For Sitting All Day There’s been a lot of finger-wagging of late about the health risks associated with sitting at a desk all day.

Something Is Erasing The Craters On Ceres Ceres, the tiny asteroid belt world we’ve come to know and love through NASA’s Dawn mission, seems to delight in mysteries.

The Case Against Netflix’s Binge-Watching Model I love binge-watching TV as much as the next obsessive.

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The Case Against Netflix's Binge-Watching Model

I love binge-watching TV as much as the next obsessive. I wasted many weekends of my youth stretching the tape on bootleg Simpsons tapes. I devoured Battlestar Galactica on DVD over a few days in bed with the flu, and downloaded a few hundred episodes of Scrubs after a particularly bad break-up. As Aya Cash, star of the excellent televisions show You’re The Worst tweeted, “I’ve been binge-watching shows since it was just called depression.”


Fitmodo: How Safe Is Your Fitness Tracker Data?

Welcome to Fitmodo, your regular weekly round up of the news you need to know to keep your earthly form in top shape — from fitness advice to breakthroughs in medical research.

This week:


This Calculator Will Tell You How Much Time And Money You Spend Commuting

I catch a $7 return train to the office everyday. That’s $88,935 spent on getting to work in my lifetime, “enough to buy a 41m2 house in Bali!” Ford’s Commuter Calculator gleefully told me. There is no joy in knowing this information.


Google's Family Library Lets You Share Your Apps, Games And Movies For Free

You can now share your Google Play apps, games, movies, TV shows, or books with up to six family members for no additional cost, thanks to the new Family Library service.


Tesla Australia Turned Its Melbourne Service Centre Into A Drive-In Theatre

Buying your way into the exclusive Tesla owner’s club in Australia gets you a ticket to some pretty cool events — albeit at a pretty significant six-figure price tag. After a social drive day from Sydney to the historic Hydro Majestic in the Blue Mountains and a Victorian meet at a petrol station without petrol, a third Aussie event was a movie screening at the company’s Melbourne showroom — a drive-in movie.


The New Features That Help Make The Next Mercedes Benz E-Class So Revolutionary

Just when you thought cars couldn’t get much smarter, Mercedes-Benz has brought us the all new E-Class.


App Deals: Radio Apps Don't Have To Be Complicated

Today’s best deals include GPS Time Tracker for Android and RadioApp for iOS. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


This Aussie Robot Can 3D Print A House Using Bricks

Video: An Australian company from WA has built a prototype bricklaying machine that can build a house four times faster than a human brickie, just as precisely and with all the necessary cutting and placement all done from a robot that lives on the back of a truck.


The Search For MH370 Debris Continues

A team of researchers in Italy has used the location of confirmed debris from MH370 off the coast of Australia to determine where the airliner might have crashed, and where further debris could be found.


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