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Here Are The Kickstarters That Are Out-Fundraising Presidential Candidates

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Here Are The Kickstarters That Are Out-Fundraising Presidential Candidates
Though people in the startup world whine a lot about politics and an entrenched class of Washington bureaucrats who hate disruption, the reality is that the two worlds are actually pretty similar.

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Hurricane Patricia Thunders Ashore, Bringing Insane Amounts Of Rain

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Hurricane Patricia, which was the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Pacific, made landfall on Mexico’s central coast Friday evening as a category 5 storm with winds at up to 200 miles per hour.

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Apple sued over iOS 9’s WiFi Assist feature

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A Florida-based couple has filed a class action lawsuit against Apple, claiming that the iPhone-maker didn’t clearly explain how the WiFi Assist feature in iOS 9 affects cellular data consumption. The couple has accused the company of violating California’s Unfair Competition Law and False Advertising Law, as well as of negligent misrepresentation, and is demanding $5 million in damages.

The feature in question allows your iOS device to quickly switch over to cellular data if the Wi-Fi it’s currently connected to isn’t strong enough. The feature is turned on by default.

The couple has alleged that the feature has resulted in higher-than-usual usage of their cellular data plans (although they didn’t specify the exact amount), and now want Apple to compensate for the same.

It’s worth mentioning that the Cupertino-based company had later updated its website explaining the feature, but the lawsuit alleges that wasn’t enough as the damage was already done.

“Defendant’s above corrective action, however, still downplays the possible data overcharges a user could incur,” the suit reads. “Reasonable and average consumers use their iPhones for streaming of music, videos, and running various applications — all of which can use significant data. Defendant’s corrective statement does not disclose any basis for its conclusion that an average consumer would not see much increase in cellular usage.”

If you aren’t already aware, you can turn the feature off by heading to Settings -> Cellular on your device. However, keep in mind that older iOS devices like the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2 are out of luck as they do not have this…

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M 4.5 – 3km WSW of Sakura, Japan

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DYFI? – III

Time
2015-10-24 04:13:56 UTC
2015-10-24 13:13:56 +09:00 at epicenter
Location
35.701°N 140.198°E
Depth
57.55 km (35.76 mi)

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Gadget Lab Podcast: Mobile OS Wars

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Gadget Lab Podcast: Mobile OS Wars

This week, David and Michael both tested the new Nexus phones from Google.

The post Gadget Lab Podcast: Mobile OS Wars appeared first on WIRED.

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Why It’s Impossible To Go Back In Time And Kill Baby Hitler

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When it comes to time travel, everyone kills Hitler on their first trip.

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield Talks Mars, ‘The Martian’ And Space Travel B.O. In Reddit AMA

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Everybody’s favorite singing Canadian astronaut, Col. Chris Hadfield, has two space shuttle missions under his belt and commanded the International Space Station (where he recorded an entire album), but it wasn’t until his third Reddit AMA that he answered a question more than a few of us have wondered about for some time.

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