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Wal-Mart says it will pull out of D.C. plans should city mandate ‘living wage’

Wal-Mart says it will pull out of D.C. plans should city mandate ‘living wage’ | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The ultimatum came a day ahead of a decisive D.C. Council vote on bill that would force $12.50 hourly wage.
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Cool-guy high school teacher leads 'Uptown Funk' dance party

Cool-guy high school teacher leads 'Uptown Funk' dance party | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
A teacher and students at A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School in Dallas, Texas dance to Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk."
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Twitter finally delivers group messaging and video

Twitter finally delivers group messaging and video | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
At its heart, Twitter seems to be suffering from some sort of existential crisis, struggling to work out if it's a social network, a messaging service or
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The best of the blizzard in Instagram photos and Vines #MashaBlizzard

The best of the blizzard in Instagram photos and Vines #MashaBlizzard | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
We asked readers to share their blizzard experience using the hashtag #MashaBlizzard. Here, we've compiled the craziest and most eerily beautiful photos.
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Cindra Ladd, Wife Of Prominent Hollywood Producer, Says Bill Cosby Assaulted Her In 1969

Cindra Ladd, Wife Of Prominent Hollywood Producer, Says Bill Cosby Assaulted Her In 1969 | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Why speak out about Bill Cosby now? The simple answer is that it's the right thing to do. The truth deserves to be known. As I write this, more than 20 women have come forward, many with stories that are remarkably similar to mine....
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MINI and Toyota working on a new car?

MINI and Toyota working on a new car? | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
This new MINI, rumored to be called the Minor, will be priced around $15,000 and should be the most premium vehicle in that price range
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Verizon won't follow T-Mobile and AT&T with rollover data

Verizon won't follow T-Mobile and AT&T with rollover data | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Verizon leads, it doesn't follow, says the company's CFO. So you can just forget about Verizon following the lead of its rivals with great deals that benefit its customers.
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Google Reportedly On The Verge Of Launching 'Nova,' A Cellular Phone Service To Compete With Big Four Carriers

Google Reportedly On The Verge Of Launching 'Nova,' A Cellular Phone Service To Compete With Big Four Carriers | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Reports indicate that Google has taken definitive steps towards launching their own cellular phone service, making a long-whispered rumor sound like more t... by Jacob Long in Google, News
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2016 Chevrolet Volt Coupe by X-Tomi Design | Car x Motor

2016 Chevrolet Volt Coupe by X-Tomi Design | Car x Motor | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
And now, the Hungarian photoshop master X-Tomi Design kick out the new Volt with two door as coupe model.
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Acer's latest Chromebooks are built to survive the classroom

Acer's latest Chromebooks are built to survive the classroom | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Chromebooks are a big deal for schools because they're cheap and relatively easy to lock down. However, not just any Chromebook will do -- ideally, you w
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Apple Patents Eye-Tracking And Visual Control Tech For Mac, iOS And Beyond

Apple Patents Eye-Tracking And Visual Control Tech For Mac, iOS And Beyond | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Apple has been granted a patent (via AppleInsider) that describes a method for tracking eye movement and using it to control UI elements on computing devices...
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Here we go again. Inventing the eye itself should be next.

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Marriott plans to bring Netflix to your hotel room TV

Marriott plans to bring Netflix to your hotel room TV | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The next time you're on a trip, you may have something to watch on the hotel room TV besides the usual so-so channels and on-demand movies. Marriott has
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Cree's affordable smart bulb works with Zigbee and Wink home hubs

Cree's affordable smart bulb works with Zigbee and Wink home hubs | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Sure, being able to control your lights using an app is cool and all, but smart bulbs are typically (frustratingly!) expensive. If you don't mind getting
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Is Apple making an 'iPad Pro' with a stylus?

Is Apple making an 'iPad Pro' with a stylus? | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Steve Jobs' famous proclamation that "if you see a stylus, they blew it" may not be as unshakable a mantra as the former Apple CEO imagined. Apple is likely to introduce a stylus alongside a larger...
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Batteries Made With Bulletproof Kevlar Fibers May Never Explode

Batteries Made With Bulletproof Kevlar Fibers May Never Explode | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
One of the most common reasons that batteries explode and catch fire--like on Boeing's 787 Dreamliner--is because over time small conductive pathways grow inside the battery's inner structure that eventually cause it to short out with disastrous results. But Nicholas Kotov, a professor at the University of Michigan, and Siu On Tung, a PhD student, may have come up with a solution to the problem using bulletproof kevlar nanofibers.
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Luna's Smart Mattress Cover Can Control Your Whole House

Luna's Smart Mattress Cover Can Control Your Whole House | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The smart cover monitors your sleep, controls your bed's temperature and can hook into a range of connected devices including Nest.
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The DEA has been spying on millions of US drivers for years

The United States Justice Department is tracking millions of vehicles nationwide as part of a secret intelligence-gathering program, The Wall Street Journal reports. The surveillance program is...
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Texas Police Arrest Cop Watchers, One for Being Armed, Even Though No Laws Were Broken - PINAC

Texas Police Arrest Cop Watchers, One for Being Armed, Even Though No Laws Were Broken - PINAC | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
In what is becoming a heated battle in Texas, Arlington police arrested two men Saturday for standing across a four-lane highway recording officers making a traffic stop, including one man who was openly carrying a handgun on his waist, refusing to abide by their orders to put it back into his car. However, under Texas law, Kenny ...
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City wifi: Fast, cheap, and no you can't have it.

City wifi: Fast, cheap, and no you can't have it. | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Because enjoying cute cat videos while sitting in your local park is socialism.
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Madden: Deflategate's prime suspect should be Brady

Madden: Deflategate's prime suspect should be Brady | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
If the footballs were altered in the AFC Championship Game -- or any game -- Hall of Fame coach John Madden suggests the primary suspect behind whatever happened should be the quarterback, in this case New England's Tom Brady.
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Here's what to expect from the Windows 10 event tomorrow

It’s only been a few months since Microsoft officially unveiled some of the features we can expect in Windows 10 to the world, but the software giant is now ready to talk specifics. On Wednesday,...
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11 of 12 Patriots footballs were under-inflated, report says

11 of 12 Patriots footballs were under-inflated, report says | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Deflategate is real: NFL officials say that 11 out of 12 balls used in the match between New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts were under-inflated.
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Mike Ditka: Risk of playing football 'worse than the reward'

Mike Ditka: Risk of playing football 'worse than the reward' | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The 1985 Bears embodied hard-nosed football, but 30 years later their equally tough-minded coach is rethinking his game plan.
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Amazon Echo review: listen up

"Alexa, what’s the weather today?"
"ALEXA! What’s the weather today?"
"ALEXA WHAT IS THE WEATHER TODAY GODDAMMIT"
"Right now, in New York it’s 25 degrees with clear skies and sun. Today’s forecast...
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The richest 1% will soon own half the world's wealth, report says

The richest 1% will soon own half the world's wealth, report says | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The wealthiest 1% of the world will soon own more than the rest of the planet's population, according to a new report from the charity Oxfam.
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