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Enthusiasts take control of abandoned NASA satellite using MacBook, McDonald's and spare radio parts

A crew of space enthusiasts, including a former NASA employee, used their knowledge of satellite technology along with some spare parts to control an abandoned NASA satellite, reports Betabeat. It's the perfect maker project with Kickstarter money...

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Dog Days of Summer: Stop coding and pay attention to ME

There's nothing more annoying to a dog than being as adorable as Rosie and having your human ignore you while he's coding. "I mean, come ON - it's summer! And there are things to do outside! You're just sitting there staring at that screen and...

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It's 'art' -- tortoises with back-mounted iPads

Only in Aspen, Colorado -- where many of the residents have much more money than common sense -- would you find this work of "art". It's three African Spurred Tortoises -- Big Bertha, Gracie Pink Star, and Whale Wanderer -- with iPads on their...

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Prankster fools passers-by with fake iPhone 6

Jonathan Morrison from TLD took to the streets with an iPhone 6 clone in order to prank people into believing it was the real deal. Unlike UrAvgConsumer who was upfront his iPhone was fake, Morrison really convinces people he has Apple's next...

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YouTube Find: How Find My iPhone saved an injured hiker's life

You often hear how Find My iPhone helps locate a stolen to lost handset, but a recent story from Washington's KIRO 7 TV reveals how the service can save someone's life. In this case, the app was the key factor that helped locate of a lost and...

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The Status of Apple's Ecosystem from 'Facepalm' to 'Getting There'

An amusing look at Apple's ecosystem inspired by Apple's System Status page. Image originally created by The Joy of Tech. ...

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Last week's popular and featured articles on TUAW you don't want to miss

Last week was a busy one with your favorite TUAW writers posting some excellent How-To guides, commentary and other useful articles. Here's a quick roundup of our recent feature worthy posts you may have missed: "Apple Clickbait Generator" is...

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Dog Days of Summer: Send us your photos and make Remy happy

Remington, the cute puppy belonging to TUAW blogger/editor Kelly Hodgkins, is really unhappy with you, as evidences with those sad puppy eyes starting at you from the photo above. Why? Well, nobody sent in a candidate photo for the Dog Days of...

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President Obama signs cell phone unlocking bill into law

The White House today announced that President Obama was signing the "Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act" into law after the bill passed successfully through both the House and Senate. Today, President Obama will sign into...

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"Apple Clickbait Generator" is amazing

The iPhone 5c is a bust. Tim Cook doesn't know what he's doing. Apple can't innovate. The iPhone 6 is delayed. The sky is falling, Apple is doomed... dooooomed! Despite Apple's long and arguably unparalleled track record of releasing innovative and...

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Crowdfunding Roundup: Family robots and camera tomatoes

Each week, TUAW provides readers with an update on new or significant crowdfunded Apple-related projects in the news. While our policy is to not go into detail on items that haven't reached at least 80 percent of their funding goal, this update is...

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YouTube Find: The ridiculous lengths people will go to just to destroy an iPhone

Ever look at a 100-ton train and wonder what would happen if your iPhone happened to be on the rail when the locomotive was passing by? You don't have to consider that scenario any longer now that the folks from TechRax have recreated it for us by...

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Florida man scams Apple retail stores out of $309,768

In a rather offbeat and somewhat bizarre crime story, a Tampa Bay man was arrested earlier this month after managing to scam Apple out of $309,768. According to the Tampa Bay Times, 24-year old Sharron Laverne Parrish Jr. frequented Apple retail...

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Hilton turning your iPhone into a front desk, room key, and more

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. has spent over a half-billion dollars to provide new technology that will ease choosing hotel rooms, checking into hotels, and even unlocking the door to a room -- from your iPhone or iPad. As announced in a Wall...

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iBeacons arrive today in Hudson's Bay, Lord & Taylor stores

Shoppers at Hudson's Bay and Lord & Taylor stores across Canada and the US are getting an early peek at the future of retail marketing starting today as HBC Department Store Group flips the switch on the Swirl in-store beacon marketing...

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Most popular and featured articles on TUAW you don't want to miss

Last week was a busy one with your favorite TUAW writers posting some excellent How-To guides, commentary and other useful articles. Here's a quick roundup of our recent feature worthy posts you may have missed: What would make you run out and...

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