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The Sisters of First Aid Kit on the MySpace Era and Going Viral

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Welcome to Throwback Tunesday, where Mashable amplifies the echoes of music past. With genre trends and throwbacks, we synthesize music and nostalgia.

Swedish sister-sister duo First Aid Kit have music in their DNA. Johanna and Klara S

iRobot uPoint Turns Military Robot Control Into Tablet Play

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There are literally thousands of iRobot Packbots deployed around the world in everything from military operations to search and rescue and police incident investigation. Controlling these $100,000-plus robots takes a lot of patience and training, but that’s all about to change

iRobot’s new uPoint Multi-Robot Control System (or uPoint MRC) puts all the controls for iRobot’s line of defense and security robots in one Android tablet interface

It’s so easy to use anyone can do it – even this…

Square Lets You Pre-Order Coffee So It’s Hot When You Arrive

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Square really wants to be a part of your daily routine, so what better place to start than coffee?

Square announced a new feature on Wednesday that lets customers pre-order a cup of coffee so that their beverage is ready when they arrive.

The centerpiece of the feature is something Square has dubbed “arrival prediction,” which is essentially a fancy name for a location tracker. The customer’s pre-order is only submitted to the baristas when the app determines they need to start brewing the…


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The Race to Build the Tallest Standing Tower of Humans

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The people of Catalan who wish to secede from Spain are filled with pride, fervor and a great deal of physical strength.

Every other year in October, teams from across Spain assemble in Tarragona, a city nearly 50 miles southwest of Barcelona, and compete to build the tallest and most intricate tower of people, also known as castells. The Human Tower Competition celebrated its 25th anniversary on Sunday.

Teams consist of 75 to 100…

The Race to Build the Tallest Standing Tower of Humans

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The people of Catalan who wish to secede from Spain are filled with pride, fervor and a great deal of physical strength.

Every other year in October, teams from across Spain assemble in Tarragona, a city nearly 50 miles southwest of Barcelona, and compete to build the tallest and most intricate tower of people, also known as castells. The Human Tower Competition celebrated its 25th anniversary on Sunday.

Teams consist of 75 to 100…

Florida Police Officer on Leave After Firing Stun Gun at 62-Year-Old Woman

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A Florida police officer has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal affairs investigation after he fired a stun gun at a 62-year-old woman’s back during an arrest in a Tallahassee neighborhood.

Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo called a news conference early Wednesday morning to announce the investigation after authorities obtained a video capturing the Tuesday afternoon incident that was shot by someone on a nearby porch.

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New ‘Big Hero 6′ Trailer Gives First Good Look at the Whole Team

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There was always more to this movie than the characters we’d seen so far, Hiro and Baymax — that’s why it’s called Big Hero 6, not Big Hero 2.

In this trailer from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ follow-up to Frozen, we finally get a good look at the rest of the team, including Go Go Tomago (Jamie Chung), Wasabi (Damon Wayans Jr.), Honey Lemon (Genesis Rodriguez) and Fred (T.J. Miller)

Ryan Potter voices Hiro…

Social Platform Hootsuite Adds $60M To Its Coffers, Buys Zeetl To Integrate Voice

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Trent Reznor Unleashes 4 Songs From ‘Gone Girl’ Soundtrack

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Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, the duo behind the Oscar-winning score for The Social Network and the Golden Globe-nominated score for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, are back with four songs from the forthcoming Gone Girl soundtrack.

The new music from the Nine Inch Nails singer and the English composer will help set the tone for David Fincher’s mystery thriller starring Ben Affleck.

The film, based on…