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Nickelback watched CNN for 15 minutes and wrote a political anthem about it

theverge.com — "I don't know if North America is on the edge of a revolution, but I wanted it to feel that way in the song, since it feels that way in so many other parts of the world. You turn on CNN and it's like, 'Wow!'
Nov 20, 2014

Wow. Bad teen angst poetry: Nickelback watched CNN for 15 minutes and wrote a political anthem about it theverge.com/e/7020366 via @verge

Nov 20, 2014

NO NO NO NO RT @reckless: Rock is dead Nickelback watched CNN for 15 minutes and wrote a political anthem about it theverge.com/e/7020366

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'Pitch Perfect 2' trailer reminds world 'Pitch Perfect' is brilliant and should be seen by everyone

theverge.com — Pitch Perfect 2's first trailer is available on YouTube, finally. Now, let me explain that there are two types of people in this world: People who love Pitch Perfect, the a cappella comedy starring Anna Kendrick and roughly two dozen other hilarious and vocally-talented women and men.
Nov 20, 2014

Pitch Perfect is a perfect movie and Pitch Perfect 2 is going to be amazing and here is the trailer OMG theverge.com/2014/11/20/725…

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Today on The Vergecast: Uber, Apple Watch, and Nokia

theverge.com — Thursday Vergeday. Is that a thing? No? Let's make it a thing. The Vergecast will be live today at 4:30PM ET / 1:30PM PT with Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Chris Plante, and Sam Sheffer aka Mr. #hypecheck.
Nov 20, 2014

RT @plante: Talking Pitch Perfect 2! RT The Vergecast is coming at 4:30 ET with me, @reckless, @plante, @samsheffer. theverge.com/e/7019738

Nov 20, 2014

Talking Pitch Perfect 2! RT The Vergecast is coming at 4:30 ET with me, @reckless, @plante, @samsheffer. theverge.com/e/7019738

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Why Mozilla is scared of Google

theverge.com — In tech, little things can have big consequences - in this case, a tiny search bar. Last night, Firefox made a surprising announcement: after 10 years with Google as its default search engine, it would be handing the tiny search bar over to Yahoo. On the face of it, it's a strange move.

The Big Future: What is the future of sex?

theverge.com — Sex is central to human life and has been from the very start, but the act and its aftermath aren't exactly perfect. Despite the technological advancements that have taken place over the course of the last century, people who don't want STIs or children still have to jump through a number of hoops to get to the good stuff.
Nov 20, 2014

RT @reckless: My favorite Big Future episode yet. The Big Future: What is the future of sex? theverge.com/e/7014294

Nov 20, 2014

My favorite Big Future episode yet. The Big Future: What is the future of sex? theverge.com/e/7014294

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Why goats are the future of gaming

theverge.com — I'm a Microwave with legs, a force of true chaos. I have catapulted myself across the map and into a town full of evil sheep warriors who are running around on fire. (They weren't on fire before I got there, but in my defense, they attacked first.)

Robots spent six years acting like humans in three Tennessee homes

theverge.com — For six years, a group ofrobotslived in three houses on a street in Campbell Creek, Tennessee. No humans resided there with them. The house was solely occupied by robots, fake sweat machines, and a bunch of electronic appliances, which turned on every day - right on schedule.
Nov 20, 2014

This is a real headline, in 2014. Robots spent six years acting like humans in three Tennessee homes theverge.com/e/7018798

Nov 20, 2014

RT @verge: Robots spent six years acting like humans in three Tennessee homes theverge.com/e/7018798

Dropbox's Carousel photo software comes to iPads and the web

theverge.com — In April, Dropbox launched Carousel, a standalone app for storing and managing photos and videos on your phone. Designed as a single place to view your life's memories, until now Carousel has only been available for the smallest screen in your life. Today it's coming to two more: the tablet and the web.
Nov 20, 2014

Dropbox's Carousel now available on web and iPad. But it's still just a glorified camera roll theverge.com/e/7015450

Batman and the Joker unite to fight the Hero (Costume) Registration Act in NYC

theverge.com — New York City Councilmember Andy King wants to require costumed performers in Times Square (and other public places) to register with the city - $175 for a two-year license plus $75 for fingerprinting fees - in order to accept tips or donations.
Nov 20, 2014

Such a good headline "Batman and the Joker unite to fight the Hero (Costume) Registration Act in NYC" theverge.com/e/7019716 via @verge

Firefox drops Google as default search engine, signs five-year deal with Yahoo

theverge.com — Today, Yahoo and Mozilla announced a five-year partnership that would make Yahoo the default search engine for Mozilla's Firefox browser on mobile and desktop. The agreement also sets the stage for future product integrations, but so far the companies are keeping quiet on what those might be.
Nov 19, 2014

Firefox drops Google as default search engine, signs five-year deal with Yahoo bit.ly/1x1DW5r

Nov 19, 2014

Firefox drops Google as default search engine, signs five-year deal with Yahoo theverge.com/e/7014554 via @verge

Nov 19, 2014

@firefox will drop @google search, go w @Yahoo "Firefox users search the web more than 100 billion" x a year: @Verge theverge.com/2014/11/19/725…

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Watch the first trailer for Telltale's 'Game of Thrones' video game

theverge.com — Telltale's Game of Thrones video game is almost here, and the Walking Dead developer has just released the very first trailer showing the title in action. The game sports a similar visual style as past Telltale games like The Wolf Among Us , but with a painterly style that seems to fit in well with the fantasy setting.

Uber hires outside auditor to review privacy practices

theverge.com — Uber has hired a security expert to audit its current privacy policies amid growing concerns around how its customers' personal data is being used. Uber announced that it would have Harriet Pearson, IBM's former privacy chief, conduct the review and make recommendations for improvement.
Nov 20, 2014

k “@verge: Uber has hired an outside auditor to review its privacy practices theverge.com/e/7018912

Nov 20, 2014

RT @verge: Uber has hired an outside auditor to review its privacy practices theverge.com/e/7018912

The beautiful art behind the Paris of 'Assassin's Creed: Unity'

theverge.com — Building a virtual city starts with a paintbrush Whatever you think of Assassin's Creed: Unity as a game, there's one undeniable fact: its rendition of French Revolution-era Paris is gorgeous. The team at Ubisoft Montreal built a city that feels both big and dense, filled with packed cobblestone streets and impressively detailed buildings.

Watch Paul McCartney perform in virtual reality with a new Android app

theverge.com — 360-degree video company Jaunt is trying to turn virtual reality into a truly viable movie platform, for anyone with an Android phone and a cheap mobile headset like Google Cardboard. Today, the company released a taste of what that might look like: an immersive version of Sir Paul McCartney performing at San Francisco's Candlestick Park in August.
Nov 20, 2014

RT @Bellanieve: 4AFTER TODAY~ .@JamesRosenFNC Paul McCartney recorded concert 4 virtual reality,& U can watch> theverge.com/e/7017658 http:…

Nov 20, 2014

RT @sokane1: I’ve been on stages and in a billion photo pits - but I just tried this and it’s really cool theverge.com/e/7017658 pic.twitter.com/f7mvucIQJE

Superheroes don't exist to solve problems, they exist to punch bad guys

theverge.com — Stripped to the essence of his character, Wolverine is basically a pair of fists with retractable claws and an indestructible human attached. When Hulk smashes, what does he smash with? The archetypal superhero is a hands-on vigilante clad in form-fitting lycra.

HBO Go is now available on the Xbox One

theverge.com — HBO Go is now available on the Xbox One in the US, finally allowing you to easily switch from playing The Master Chief Collection to watching Girls.

Google Contributor will let you pay a monthly fee to see select websites without ads

theverge.com — Chances are good that most of your favorite websites are almost entirely supported by advertising. In exchange for free content, the thinking goes, you have to view some ads - but Google is trying to shake up that model a bit with a new system it's calling Contributor.
Nov 20, 2014

RT @verge: Google Contributor will let you pay a monthly fee to see select websites without ads theverge.com/e/7019820

How iPads are making airports less terrible

theverge.com — A restaurant company will soon have more customer-facing iPads than Apple itself OTG Management, a company that runs airport restaurants, has been redesigning airport facilities around the country using Apple devices and custom software to make travel less hellish.
Nov 20, 2014

This still won't help Newark RT How iPads are making airports less terrible theverge.com/e/7018972 via @verge

Uber allegedly tracked journalist with internal tool called 'God View'

theverge.com — Uber is investigating its top New York executive after he was alleged to have tracked a journalist's location without her permission using an internal company tool called "God View." Buzzfeed News reporter Johana Bhuiyan used the private car service earlier this month to travel to a meeting with Josh Mohrer, general manager of Uber New York.
Nov 19, 2014

RT @WajahatAli: .@Uber allegedly tracked journalist @JMBooyah with internal tool called 'God View.' Very disturbing. theverge.com/e/7009488 via @verge.

Nov 19, 2014

.@Uber allegedly tracked journalist @JMBooyah with internal tool called 'God View.' Very disturbing. theverge.com/e/7009488 via @verge.

Nov 19, 2014

This hole keeps getting deeper. || Uber allegedly tracked journalist with internal tool called 'God View' | The Verge theverge.com/2014/11/19/724…

Nov 19, 2014

Uber allegedly tracked journalist with internal tool called 'God View' theverge.com/e/7009488 via @verge

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