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World Series Ballparks Are the First Pro Sports Venues to Support Apple Pay
21 Oct 2014 10:27pm GMT For the record, I’m rooting for Kansas City.  ★ 

The Ikealook Hotel
21 Oct 2014 10:05pm GMT Speaking of Kubrick, Ikea has a little fun for Halloween.  ★ 

BFI Releases New Trailer for ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’
21 Oct 2014 9:48pm GMT Well done. I’m curious, though, whether they needed the Kubrick’s estate’s permission to cut this. (Someone should have flagged those botched small caps on the quote attributions.) Also: Why is this film being re-released in cinemas in the UK but not here in the US?  ★ 

Siri, a ‘Sidekick’ for the Autistic
21 Oct 2014 7:52pm GMT Wonderful story by Judith Newman, on her 13-year-old autistic son’s relationship with Siri: It’s not that Gus doesn’t understand Siri’s not human. He does — intellectually. But like many autistic people I know, Gus feels that inanimate objects, while maybe not possessing souls, are worthy of our consideration. I realized this when he was 8, and I got him an iPod for his birthday. He listened to it only at home, with one exception. It always came with us on our...

Some Research on iOS’s Mysterious Storage-Consuming ‘Other’
21 Oct 2014 5:42pm GMT Kevin Hamm: Many people have had problems updating their iOS device to iOS 8 because they don’t have enough space. The weird thing is that many of us have plenty of space, except there’s a mysterious padding of yellow marked “Other” that is, well, unknown. This has been going on for quite a while, and after some prodding from Wave and Gruber, I figured it was time to do some research. So, in pictures, here’s what I found. Update: Fireballed; cached at...

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