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Time is running out to save big on the IDrive hard drive and Cloud Backup, the Bobine flexible charging dock and more.

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Russian woman’s risky selfie goes exactly as you’d expect

Grand Theft Auto V remains the only safe way to take a selfie with a gun.

Grand Theft Auto V remains the only safe way to take a selfie with a gun.

A young Russian woman who posed for a selfie with a 9mm handgun accidentally shot herself in the head on Thursday.

Police report that the 21-year-old found the weapon in the building she worked in after a security guard left it behind while he went on vacation.

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The best new apps you might have missed this week

See an Apple Watch hater nearly choke to death mid-rant (NSFW)

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This Apple Watch hater might have some rage stuck in his throat.


When you’re ranting about Apple and its products, don’t forget to breathe.

One incredibly angry man learned that crucial lesson the hard way: His profanity-laden diatribe about the Apple Watch ended when he broke into a coughing fit. You can see the whole NSFW rant and its shocking twist ending below.

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ICYMI: New Apple gear, real and imagined

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We’ve got a host of new stuff to show off this week, from Killian’s look at the new MacBook and iMac lines to Luke’s exploration of all things bacon (emoji). We’ve got Rob’s essential Apple Watch tips, a new credit-card sized cell phone, and Luke’s take on the new non-trivial QuizUp update.

All this, and a ton more, in this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine.

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Meet the robot that will assemble your future iPhones – and everything else

Legos and pre-school toys today, your iPhone tomorrow.

Legos and pre-school toys today, your iPhone tomorrow.

UC Berkley researchers have hit a major milestone in the creation of usable AI. They’ve created a new set of algorithms that will allow robots to learn through trial and error — much like humans learn new tasks.

With this kind of educated automaton, there’s nothing they won’t be able to do. Think of mechanical beings assembling your next iPhone, building skyscrapers, or exploring Mars.

Is this where we see the first inklings of the robot apocalypse?

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Android Wear vs. Apple Watch: Which one deserves a spot on your wrist?

Fight! Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Android

Fight! Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Android

With Apple Watch still sold out and Google reportedly gearing up to deliver Android Wear support for iPhone at Google I/O next week, it’s time for two of the hottest wearable platforms to face off.

Friday-Night-Fights-bug-2Apple Watch is selling 30,000 units every day in the U.S., according to the latest reports, which makes it significantly hotter than any of the Android Wear watches we’ve seen so far. But is it really worth the hype?

Find out what we think in this week’s Friday Night Fight with Cult of Android versus Cult of Mac!

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Apple II and Cinema Display combine to create a retro gaming heaven

Did you know you can connect an Apple II to a Cinema Display?

Did you know you can connect an Apple II to a Cinema Display?

If you grew up in the 80’s one of your earliest video gaming memories was probably playing Oregon Trail on an old Apple II or Macintosh, but you haven’t experienced Oregon Trail until you’ve played it on a 27-inch Apple Cinema Display. In color.

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Save 85% on the fastest way to convert DVDs and videos and play them anywhere [Deals]

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Play any video, on any device. This bundle at Cult of Mac Deals makes it easy to convert videos and rip DVDs for playback on all of your Apple and Android devices. It’s also one of the fastest solutions you’ll find at one of lowest prices out there. Get MacX Video Converter Pro and MacX DVD Ripper Pro, a combined value of $110, for just $15.95 at Cult of Mac Deals.

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No lightsabers were used to carve these impressive Star Wars wax figures

"Do. Or do not. There is no try" at Madam Tussauds wax museum.

“Do. Or do not. There is no try,” at Madam Tussauds wax museum.

Voltaire was the first. Now Vader is a wax figure.

Madame Tussauds has been in the business of meticulously sculpting lifelike models of the famous since 1777. Now, in a gallery far, far away (well, London), the wax museum has produced 11 famous sets featuring 16 Star Wars characters. And a new video shows the tedious, behind-the-scenes creative process, which involves much more than just pouring hot wax into molds.

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