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Weekly tech news roundup for Friday, December 19

This week: subscribe to a "movie a day" service at AMC, Apple Pay is growing quickly, Microsoft's Xim photo-sharing app just got bigger, and Australians are making a bionic bra. Have some fun looking at top tech toys from years past, find out where burned fat really goes, find out what Darwin got really wrong, and enjoy what just might be the geekiest (and best) holiday light show ever.
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: Justin Timberlake

Some of the most talented singers, songwriters, guitarists over the years put out some amazing music, but when the day is said and done, they just don’t have “it”. In today’s pop world, it seems the less talent, but better look you have, the more likely you are to get pushed to the top. While it may be hard to admit for some, today’s featured artist is the exact opposite of that trend. He’s not only immensely popular, but also potentially one of the most talented guys in show business.
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12 Days of Pinterest Holiday Fun

We have the "12 Days of Christmas" stuck in our heads, and so we bring you this year's next best thing to our lovely recorded voices singing you a song ... the 12 Days of Pinterest Holiday Fun.
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Weekly tech news roundup for December 12

This week: virtual reality headsets hit the market, some for $200 and some for $25 or less (and made of cardboard), your shaky camera footage is as good as a fingerprint, and find out out what's streaming in 4K on Amazon Prime. Also, check out some artificial skin that can actually feel, find out which state is rolling out a driver's license mobile app, and more.
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: Beck

Imagine an artist that makes every album so drastically different, you can put every album release into an entirely different musical category. Today’s featured artist has a very assorted catalog, and the album I’ll highlight fits perfectly in the sea of diversity.
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Guardians of the Galaxy debuts on Video on Demand

The roster of new movies is not large this week, but it contains one of the year’s best - Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Also, watch for the conclusion of several television staples, including “Sons of Anarchy,” “The Newsroom” and “White Collar.”
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Tech news roundup for Friday, December 5

This week: get Girl Scout cookies online (really!), Google's "captchas" are mostly going away, and don't do what Sony Pictures did. Also this week, check out some innovative wireless Christmas lights, find out which video "broke" YouTube's view counter, rent an ugly sweater, and more.
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: Florence and the Machine

Once in a great while you hear a new artist—and instantly you know they’re going to be a success. Sometimes you can’t put a finger on why; maybe they have a great voice, unparalleled songwriting or maybe a sound totally unique to the era. I’ve seen many up-and-coming bands never quite reach the top, but that certainly isn’t the case for today’s featured artist as I’m not sure you’ll find a better vocalist out there.
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Make Mine Mint – Inventive Items with the Holiday’s Favorite Flavor

When Starbucks comes out with red cups and it's officially "okay" again to order a Peppermint Mocha, it's hard not to get just a wee bit excited. But who should limit the minty goodness to just coffee? From sugar scrubs to cocoa to holiday ornaments, here are our favorite ways to keep the peppermint love going all season long.
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: Elton John

I’m not sure there are many folks out there who haven’t already heard this album, or at least a few tracks off it. The title track still sees radio play today, as well as ‘Bennie and the Jets’. I’m not sure I detect much of a theme from my few listens recently, other than it listens like a movie. It’s like a nostalgic reflection of the times and told in the signature theatrical Elton John style. This is priced out .99 cents higher than my normal albums, but even at $5.99—it’s worth the price of admission.
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