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updated at 6:25pm on 5/5/2015

Top Meme

Mark Walton, Ars Technica — Regardless of how you feel about the utility of the Apple Watch, the one thing most people can agree on, including Ars, is that it's expensive. That's especially true of the Apple Watch's replacement wristbands, which start at £39 ($49) for a rubber sport band, rise to £129 ($149) for a leather strap, and...

apple, watch, iphone

Secondary Memes

Mobile devices are now the main source of Google search traffic (GOOG)

Alexei Oreskovic, Tech — Google now gets more search queries in the U.S. from people using mobile devices such as smartphones than it does from people browsing the Web on PCs. The company announced the change at a digital advertising conference on Tuesday, according to media reports. Google executive Jerry Dischler said that the...

google, mobile, search

Intel adds more Xeon chips for business analytics, continues with Cloudera deal

ZDNet | Between the Lines RSS — Suffice to say, these chips are meant for massive big data sets run by large corporations and organizations relying on in-memory computing and big data to influence and shift their own global business practices.

intel, servers, data

Tertiary Memes

Die Ersten Fünf Minuten Aus Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

Mike Fahey, Kotaku — No one will be seated during the thrilling hot dog scene in the first five minutes of Wolfenstein: The Old...

wolfenstein, blood, old

Apple Pay picks up support from 24 more banks and credit unions

Joseph Keller, iMore - The #1 iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch blog — Support for Apple Pay continues to grow as several more banks add support for the payment service. Apple Pay...

credit, union, bank

Alas poor Nexus, I knew you well

Paul St John Mackintosh, TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics — The news that Google has officially discontinued the Nexus 7 line of tablets will be greeted with...

nexus, android, update

EU court rules that Skype's name is too similar to Sky network to claim a trademark

John Callaham, iMore - The #1 iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch blog — A European Union court has ruled that the name of Microsoft's Skype VoIP service cannot claim a trademark in...

sky, skype, court

Star Wars characters coming with release of Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits

Stephany Nunneley, VG247 — Star Wars characters are coming to Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits. Disney says it will contain...

wars, star, watch

CBS Sports and USA NOW Channels Now Available on Apple TV

Joe Rossignol, MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page — The Apple TV has gained two new channels today in CBS Sports and USA NOW, bringing on-demand sports, drama...

apple, new, streaming

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