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  1. Gaming

    This Chess Variant Gets Rid of Turns, Plays in Real Time, and Is Bananas

    If you've been watching the FIDE World Chess Championship match between Vishy Anand and Magnus Carlsen, you know that chess isn't necessarily fast-paced. Programmer Sven Robbestad decided to change that by creating a version that eliminates turns, and lets players make moves as fast as they can. It's frenzied, hectic, and a lot of fun.

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  2. Tech

    New iPad Air, OS X Mavericks Released and More Announcements from Today’s Apple Media Event

    Today, Apple announced new iPads, new MacBook Pro models, and that OS X Mavericks will be available starting today as a free upgrade. We've got all of those highlights and more from their special media event.

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  3. Tech

    Watch Live Stream of Today’s Apple iPad Announcement [Updating]

    We were left wanting for a live stream during Apple's big iPhone 5S/5C announcement last month, but it seems today we'll actually get one for the iPad announcement. Apple TV owners should already have a channel for the event, and we expect Apple will host it on their site and other devices as well.

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  4. Science

    No, Kids Who Use iPads Won’t Have Smaller Vocabularies

    A study was done that used MRI scans of the brains of 27 adults to determine that humans learn new words better by hearing them than they do by learning them visually. One of the authors of the study then told the Daily Mail that it means children who use iPads will learn fewer words than previous generations. Nope. It does not.

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  5. Tech

    Someone is Suing Apple Because the Internet Has Porn On It, Yes Really [Video]

    Despite Apple's strict draconian anti-porn policies, the Safari browser on the iPhone and iPad remains one of the best porn apps available for Apple's mobile devices. That's because it connects to the Internet, and there's porn on the Internet. So. Much. Porn. Tennessee lawyer Chris Sevier is suing Apple because he accessed porn on his Apple device. He's even submitted a bizarre YouTube video to support his case.

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  6. Tech

    U.S. Patent Office Tells Apple Adding “Mini” to Something Doesn’t Justify New Trademark

    Trademarks are important so that companies can keep people from stepping all over their brand, and few companies have their products as uniformly branded as Apple. They have the iPhone, iPad, iMac, iEtc. It made sense that they tried to get a trademark on the iPad mini, but they were denied one by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office which said the addition of "mini" was merely descriptive."

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  7. Tech

    Radio Buttons Found in Jailbroken iPad Files May Signal New Incoming Functionality

    Apple products like iPhones and iPads getting jailbroken is nothing new, but sometimes this freedom also leads to interesting discoveries within the digital bowels of these gadgets. Such is the case with a series of buttons within the iPad Music app found on jailbroken iOS 6.1 iPads by 9to5Mac. If these buttons are indicative of the future and not some leftover vestige of a former direction, it looks like some kind of radio functionality will be coming to the iPad.

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  8. Weird

    Woman Buys iPad From Stranger at Gas Station, Surprised to Find Mirror Instead

    As a preface, let's just go ahead and say that if you buy anything from a random stranger at a gas station, you're pretty much asking for it. Strangers working the counter are okay, but if they pull up next to you and offer to sell you any kind of gadget, chances are they're not on the up and up. A Texas woman didn't necessarily think the same, and dropped $200 on what she thought was an iPad. Turns out, the "iPad" she bought was just a mirror with an Apple sticker on it.

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  9. Tech

    Apple Commercial Features Piano App, All Piano Apps Profit Accordingly

    Apple tends to feature various apps that their products can run in their commercials. Since this is pretty much the only function these devices provide, it's a common occurrence. Developers love it when the company does this, because the general public really isn't that discerning. Thanks to a recent iPad commercial featuring a piano being used in GarageBand, piano apps across the board seem to be doing exceedingly well.

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  10. Tech

    London Council to Install 14,000 Streetlights Capable of Being Controlled by iPad

    Cutting energy costs by fiddling with streetlights is something that's seen debate in the United Kingdom. Turning them off entirely isn't exactly a great option, of course, but there's little that can be done with the infrastructure as it currently exists beyond flipping them off and on. Westminster City Council is looking to change all that. Over the next four years, they'll be switching their 14,000 streetlights to smart alternatives capable of being controlled by an iPad, saving the council hundreds of thousands a year.

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  11. Tech

    Apple Required to Reissue Samsung Statement After Original Deemed Noncompliant by U.K. Court

    As we've previously reported, part of the ruling against Apple in the United Kingdom required the company to issue a statement on their website saying that the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and by extension Samsung, didn't infringe on the iPad's design. When they finally got around to posting the statement, however, it was tucked away in a linked page and included some extra bits that the U.K. court didn't request. Thanks to their attempts to circumvent the ruling, Apple's been ordered that they have to reissue their statement in order to comply with the original ruling.

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  12. Tech

    Watch the Apple iPad Mini Event Live

    It's finally time, folks. October 23rd means Apple's "special event" is actually upon us. If current speculation is correct, the company is all set to announce a smaller version of their widely-adopted iPad. Whether it will actually be called the "iPad Mini" is up for debate, but it's almost certainly on the docket to be revealed. Who knows? Maybe they'll actually unveil something surprising. The show starts at 1 P.M. EST and 10 A.M. in California.

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  13. Weird

    Teacher Accidentally Syncs Revealing Photo to School iPad, Students Suspended for Seeing It

    As everyone probably guessed, adding technology to the classrooms has its advantages and disadvantages. Sure, it allows for students and teachers to interact with subjects and lessons in entirely new ways, but technology can also prove just how inept we truly are when it comes to gadgets. At Highland Middle School in Anderson, Indiana, four boys have been suspended after viewing a "partially-clad" photo of their teacher on a school-issued iPad. Their teacher had apparently not realized that her phone had synced with the device.

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  14. Tech

    Apple Will Actually Have to Run Ads in the U.K. Saying Samsung Didn’t Infringe on Their iPad Patents

    Back in July, a United Kingdom court ruled the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 didn't infringe on the iPad design patents as claimed by Apple. By filing the lawsuit and dragging Samsung's name through the mud, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Samsung in general were associated with patent infringement and illegal activity in the minds of the people. The United Kingdom court asserted that Apple would have to run what's basically a giant retraction by taking out advertisements saying Samsung didn't infringe on their patents in order to rectify the situation. Apple's just lost their appeal, so it looks like they actually will have to run the ads.

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  15. Weird

    The Dirtiest iPads of Them All: McDonald’s Offering Free iPad Use to Dining Customers

    Not content with the fast food business, a McDonald's in Hampton Roads, Virginia is giving customers the option of free iPad use should they decide to leisurely dine inside the establishment, rather than the hit-and-run dining to which we're all accustomed when it comes to McDonald's. One can only imagine how dirty those screens must get from all the burger juice and fry grease.

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