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How to Watch All the TV You Want Without Paying a Cable Bill

The notion of getting all the video entertainment you want without paying a massive cable bill—a.k.a. cord cutting—has gone from a tech-world fantasy to a viable mainstream option in what seems like a matter of months.

The reason? The recent emergence of new streaming services like Dish Network’s Sling TV, which includes a sampling of the most popular “basic” cable channels, and HBO Now, the only streaming service to include HBO shows, has coincided with Amazon and Netflix coming into their own as producers of serious television. The result is that virtually every class of TV watcher can find most of what they need without paying a cable bill.

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What Goes Into Your Toilet Might Be A Literal Goldmine

A study published in Environmental Science and Technology earlier this year found that the waste from 1 million Americans might contain metal (including gold, silver, titanium, lead, and zinc) worth up to $13 million. With nearly 320 million people living in the United States, that’s a substantial goldmine–if scientists can figure out how sift the valuables from the sludge.

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Get Ready for Big Changes to Facebook

Changes are coming at Facebook. As you might imagine, apps are a huge business for the company. Facebook drove an astounding 3.5 billion app installs last year. At Facebook’s keynote at its annual F8 conference today, CEO Mark Zuckerberg committed to making Facebook a more stable and bug-free platform for developers and gave us a glimpse at a few of the changes in store for the rest of us.

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Living Without Cable: My Experience with Cutting the Cord

It’s been a month since I disconnected my AT&T U-verse TV service. It’s not the first time, but something I’ve done half a dozen times over the last several years. What’s different about this time and why I’m compelled to write about it is the fact that I have no intentions of going back.

I’ve never been a huge television or movie buff although I occasionally get sucked into a good series like Breaking Bad or Dexter (before the writers drove it into the ground, of course). Most TV shows can now be found online through services such as Netflix, but what has kept me coming back to cable each year is live sports.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook plans to donate his fortune to charity

Tim Cook has big plans for his vast wealth: It’s all going to philanthropy, he revealed in a Fortune interview. The Apple CEO — who’s currently worth around $112 million, and holds restricted stock that could be worth up to $665 million — said he’s already been making donations quietly, but he’s also looking forward to taking a deeper approach to the whole endeavor.

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