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Tech reporter at @GuardianUS. sam dot thielman at guardian dot co dot uk. trying to be righter. pic by @darth. no idea whose opinions these are.

Luxe transit startup prioritises coffee over disabled access, says complaint

theguardian.com — A luxury bus line in San Francisco has been accused of removing access for people with disabilities in favor of a coffee bar, according to a complaint filed by former city transit employee Chris Pangilinan, who has used a wheelchair for most of his life.

Fast & Furious 7 goes head to head with Mall Cop 2's slow and sedate Segway

theguardian.com — Can a fat man on a Segway take on a bodybuilder in a $3.4m, 770-horsepower Dubai-made supercar, one of only seven in the world? OK, what if it's a really nice Segway?

Matthew McConaughey cries during Star Wars trailer: how did you react?

theguardian.com — No one was more moved by the new Star Wars trailer, it turns out, than Joseph A "Coop" Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), salt-of-the-earth protagonist of Christopher Nolan's lengthy sci-fi opus Interstellar.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: catching up with Luke, Leia and Han Solo

theguardian.com — The new trailer for The Force Awakens gave Star Wars fans something they've been waiting for since Return of the Jedi: clues to what happened to the three main characters after the end of the original trilogy. Many of those clues are suggestive but not explicit, and some are totally baffling if you're a fan.

Star Wars: new trailer unveiled for JJ Abrams' The Force Awakens

theguardian.com — The new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, unveiled on Thursday, makes the upcoming JJ Abrams-directed sequel look like a lengthy love letter to every series fan who hasn't stopped complaining since 1999's The Phantom Menace.

WikiLeaks republishes all documents from Sony hacking scandal

theguardian.com — WikiLeaks has republished the Sony data from last year's hacking scandal, making all the documents and emails "fully searchable" with a Google-style search engine. The move provides much easier access to the stolen information. Searching the name of, for example, former Sony Pictures chief Amy Pascal, whose controversial comments were revealed by the hack, immediately yields nearly 5,700 results.

Etsy IPO sees shares soar despite executives' warning to investors

theguardian.com — Etsy shares soared on their first day of trading as investors rushed to snap up $267m worth of shares in the online marketplace. The sale made founder Chad Dickerson a multi-millionaire - on paper - but its executives are on the record warning investors not to expect the soon-to-be-public company to break even.

Daredevil recap: season one, episode one - Into the Ring

theguardian.com — If you wish that either Martin Scorsese had directed The Avengers or that The Wire was a little sillier, Marvel and Netflix have good news in the form of Daredevil, the new hour-long drama that, on Friday, dropped 13 episodes suitable for bingeing.

Voting machine password hacks as easy as 'ABCDE', details Virginia state report

theguardian.com — Touchscreen voting machines used in numerous elections between 2002 and 2014 used "ABCDE" and "admin" as passwords and could easily have been hacked from the parking lot outside the polling place, according to a state report.

European Commission to announce antitrust charges against Google

theguardian.com — The European Commission is set to slap Google with an antitrust complaint on Wednesday according to multiple reports, potentially changing the way the tech company operates in the EU.
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Apr 18, 2015

Some genius from Papa John's put a menu on every single doorknob in my building, doubtless a cost-saving measure instituted post-Obamacare.

Apr 17, 2015

RT @darth: telling me it isn't 'easy' to kill a wild turkey ok i get it just remember you are holding a pretty fucking big advantage in your hands

Apr 17, 2015

but it is a really amazing video. should I tell the guy or should you?@ConfusedAlotGuy @guardian

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