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A Summer Reading List for Geeks

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Reviews of three tech-oriented books: ‘You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost),’ by Felicia Day; ‘SuperBetter,’ by Jane McGonigal; and ‘ZerOes,’ by Chuck Wendig.

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Apple Pushes iPads for Business With Different Partners, Similar Aims

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Apple’s new effort to push iPads into businesses through app makers may clash with a similar Apple partnership with IBM.

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Google-Incubated Niantic, Maker of Ingress, Stepping Out on Its Own

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Niantic Labs, a startup incubated by Google Inc. that makes the popular augmented-reality game Ingress, is stepping out on its own.

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Tinder’s Sean Rad Returns as CEO Ahead of IPO

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Dating app Tinder is reinstalling co-founder Sean Rad as CEO just five months after he was replaced following a sexual harassment lawsuit.

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'Alphabet,' From Ancient Greece to Google

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

By betting on “Alphabet” as the name for its new parent company, Google is relying on a word that has only existed in English for about five centuries, writes Ben Zimmer.

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U.S. Stocks Waver

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

U.S. stocks were little changed Thursday, as investors focused on U.S. growth after two days of concerns about China.

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Tesla to Sell $500 Million of Stock

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Tesla plans to sell $500 million in stock to fund its hefty spending on projects like the Model 3 vehicle and its Nevada battery factory.

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Tesla Brings Wide Recharging Network to Manhattan

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Tesla Motors is launching a charging-station effort in Manhattan that could spread to other urban areas to make it easier to own a Model S in the city.

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What ‘Game of Thrones’ Does to Your Heart Rate

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

A San Francisco researcher has tracked the heart rates of people watching ‘Game of Thrones.’

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Global Markets Rally After Two-Day Tumble

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Global markets are rallying after two days of sharp declines following China’s unexpected move to weaken its currency.

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Movie Studio Offers to Pay for Security at 'Compton' Screenings

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Universal Pictures is offering to reimburse theaters for security guards during opening-weekend screenings of “Straight Outta Compton,” a step prompted by recent attacks and the gang-oriented subject matter.

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Golfers Who Should Thrive at Whistling Straits

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Taking advantage of par-fives and bunker play could prove key at this year’s PGA Championship. A look at the top contenders.

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USOC Moves to Nominate Los Angeles for 2024 Games

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

The U.S. Olympic Committee moved a step closer to nominating Los Angeles to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games on Wednesday.

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In San Francisco, 'Emperor Norton' Still Has Fans

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

San Franciscans are pushing to revive the memory of the city’s most celebrated 19th-century eccentric: Norton I, the self-styled “Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico.”

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The Silly Season for NFL Silliness

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

The Jets will always have a claim on ridiculousness, but Deflategate has raised it to an art form, writes Jason Gay.

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Photos of the Day: Aug. 12

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

In photos selected Wednesday by Wall Street Journal editors, a dog beats the heat in Poland, people escape floodwaters in Italy, and more.

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Surge in Commercial Real-Estate Prices Stirs Bubble Worries

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Investors are pushing commercial real-estate prices to record levels in cities around the world, fueling concerns that the global property market is overheating.

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Surge in Commercial Real-Estate Prices Stirs Bubble Worries

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Investors are pushing commercial real-estate prices to record levels in cities around the world, fueling concerns that the global property market is overheating.

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Designer Marc Newson on Fountain Pens and the Sad State of Cars

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

An interview with the Apple collaborator and prolific designer of jets, jackets and smartwatches about why he finds time to daydream and the reason most automobile design leaves him cold.

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Brady, NFL Spar in New York Court Over Evidence in Deflategate Scandal

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

A federal judge on Wednesday urged Tom Brady and the NFL to settle their dispute in the “Deflategate’ case, but neither side is willing to budge—yet.

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China Worries Jolt Stocks for Second Day

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Concerns about China’s economy jolted equity and currency markets for a second straight day, though U.S. stocks recovered most losses in afternoon trading.

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Twitter Lifts 140-Character Limit for Direct Messages Today

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Starting Wednesday, Twitter is enabling users to send messages with unlimited characters directly to each other through its private-chat function.

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Intel Releases First Google-Style Diversity Report

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Intel Corp. on Wednesday said its workplace has become more diverse in the last year, but changing definitions of how it measures diversity make comparison difficult.

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Honeydew it Better: Genuinely Fresh Melon Recipes

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

How to get the most out of melon—because summer’s sweetest payoff deserves more than mere cubing and balling. Four melon-centric recipes ranging from soup to pasta.

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Do Men Really Wear Pajamas to Bed?

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

The polished and allegedly bed-bound top and trousers are in vogue, but does anyone actually sleep in them?

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Making Way for Yoga Rooms

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Three homes on the market that carve out space for yoga and meditation.

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Jimi Hendrix's Electric Lady Studios Turns 45

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios was in danger of closing, until the arrival of Lee Foster. Now it celebrates its 45th anniversary with a concert series kicked off by Patti Smith.

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Cisco Earnings–What to Watch

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Cisco Systems is scheduled to report results for the fiscal fourth quarter ended July 24 after the market closes Wednesday. Here is what you need to know:

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Latest in Luxury: The See-Through Bathtub

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Clear bathtubs open up a room and allow more light in; overcoming the modesty concern

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Global Stocks Fall Further on China Concerns

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Global stocks headed sharply lower for a second straight day following China’s devaluation of the yuan amid a slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy.

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