This man will experience someone else’s life through a VR headset

You’ve probably had a moment or two where you wanted to live vicariously through a friend, but artist Mark Farid wants to take that concept to its logical extreme. He’s planning an art installation, Seeing-I, where he’ll experience another man’s life…

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Microsoft’s new keyboard is meant to be used with Smart TVs

This fall marks 20 years that Microsoft has been making keyboards (make that “computer hardware,” as it was quaintly called back in 1994). Ironically, though, as the company approaches this milestone, it’s now making accessories not just for PCs,…

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Why the Future of Bitcoin Depends on the Silk Road Trial

Why the Future of Bitcoin Depends on the Silk Road Trial

Over the weekend, Ross Ulbricht’s lawyer, Joshua Dratel, filed a motion asking the court to dismiss all charges against the Silk Road kingpin. It’s largely what you’d expect from a bullish defense attorney. But here’s the twist: Dratel throws bitcoin under the bus.

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Paris memories motivate Nadal for season-ending push

Paris (AFP) – World number one Rafael Nadal returns to the Paris Masters this week for the first time since 2009, happy to be back in the city that has been the scene of some of his finest tennis moments.

The 27-year-old Spaniard told a packed press conference on Monday that his motivation was as high as ever, but finishing the year in top spot ahead of his main rival Novak Djokovic was not a priority.

“The easier answer is ‘yes’ but the real answer is ‘no’,” he replied when asked if finishing one of his finest seasons as world number one gave him added motivation.

“When I go to play in every tournament, I play with the same motivation and try to play with the same intensity.

“I’m excited to be back in Paris. Paris is a very special city for me, probably the most special city in the world. Talking about the number one and I will have to answer this question all week, it really doesn’t worry me. Seriously.”

The Mallorca-born left-hander missed the early part of the season through injury but came back in spectacular fashion and is chasing a record sixth Masters title of the season at the Bercy arena.

Another incentive facing the 13-time Grand Slam winner is attempting to become the first man since Andre Agassi in 1999 to win both the French Open and Paris Masters in the same year.

“I feel motivated and am very excited to be here. I haven’t had the chance to be here for different facts for the last four years so I’m very happy and excited to be back,” added the man who has racked up a record eight French Open titles in nine years.

“I don’t feel exhausted like I felt other times in the past. The situation is different, I’m relaxed. All the things that happened to me is more than what I ever dreamed eight months ago, so that makes me play very relaxed with less pressure,” he continued.

Nadal’s long-time rival Roger Federer is also in the French capital and needs just one victory to wrap up his spot at the season-ending London Masters after returning to form last week with a run to the Swiss Indoors’ final before a narrow defeat against Argentine world number five Juan Martin Del Potro.

The Swiss winner of a record 16 Grand Slam titles has had an off-key season by his own lofty standards, but when asked if the 32-year-old was sliding towards the end of his career, Nadal leaped to the defence of the player against whom he has played some of the greatest matches ever witnessed.

“From the outside, my feeling is his tennis is there. He had a positive week in Basel and that’s going to give him confidence again.

“I don’t have any doubt that he will be playing better than what he has done this year, no doubt about that.

“His talent allows him to keep being one of the favourites to keep winning the best tournaments of the year.

“Talking about whether he’s able to come back and be number one, I think he will say the same as what I said, I think it’s not his goal because at the end, he has already been there.

“His goal will probably be to finish the year well and be ready to start well in Australia next year. If that happens, he will be one of the candidates to win the first Grand Slam of the season.

“That’s something that really motivates him. But I’m sure he’s not finished, he will work hard in the off-season to be ready for 2014 and I’m sure he will be back playing great tennis again.”

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Cleveland kidnap survivor sits down with Dr. Phil

CLEVELAND (AP) — One of three women who escaped from a ramshackle Cleveland home after more than a decade in captivity is about to share her story.

Michelle Knight will appear on the “Dr. Phil” show Tuesday and Wednesday in a taped interview.

The show says Knight “describes the horrible conditions in the house” and discusses her physical, mental and sexual abuse. That includes “being tied up like a fish” and spending weeks chained and tortured in the basement, according to the show.

Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus escaped May 6 when Berry pushed out a door and yelled for help.

Their kidnapper, Ariel Castro, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison. He hanged himself Sept. 3, just weeks into his sentence.

On “Dr. Phil,” Knight will also discuss how she was able to survive her ordeal. She was 20 years old when she was kidnapped in August 2002.

“Three women were taken, three women were rescued, but only two went home,” said Phil McGraw, referring to Knight’s decision not to reunite with her family.

The Knight interview was announced earlier as three segments but was trimmed.

“Out of respect for Ms. Berry and Ms. DeJesus, she chose to speak about their shared experiences only from her own point of view,” McGraw told The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer ( in comments published Saturday.

“When you listen to her describe the horrible living conditions and how she was treated, you wonder how anyone lasted a day let alone more than a decade. In the 12 years of doing the ‘Dr. Phil’ show, no one has changed me like Michelle Knight and her story of survival.”

Knight, the only victim to appear at Castro’s sentencing, told him, “You took 11 years of my life away, but I’ve got my life back! I spent 11 years in hell. Now your hell is just beginning.”

McGraw said he found Knight “very bright, well-spoken and eager” to have her own voice after suffering years of abuse.

“People have perceived her, probably based on the information in the original missing person report, as being intellectually disabled. I found her to be anything but that.”

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Got a new iPad Air? Don’t forget your free iLife and iWork apps from Apple!

If you picked up a shiny new iPad Air today, be sure to drop by the App Store and download the free iLife and iWork applications from Apple! Recently made free with the purchase of a new iOS device, the collection of Apple applications is a great way to add productivity and creativity to your new iPad. And of course, with iCloud integration you get to share your content with respective applications on your Mac and iPhone.

So, grab them for yourselves using the handy links below, and if you’re a first time downloader of any of them, let me know what you think!


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10 Not-so-scary Superstars

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