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Geekolinks: 7/17

Today in Geekolinks: On Xena and a lack of female villains, 25 great sitcoms you can watch on YouTube right now, and Adam WarRock's "Gipsy Danger" song.

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Steam Summer Sale: Day 7 Deals

On the seventh day, people bought Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

Oops! Someone over at Valve posted the Daily Deals for the seventh day of the Steam Summer Sale a little early. We're totally cool with that, and it looks like today is going to potentially be a big one. Never fear, however, as we've highlighted the best ones below now that the sale is live.

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Geekolinks: 7/16

Today in Geekolinks: Jobs gets an Instagram trailer, NBC's Heroes to return in comic book form, and Matt Harvey asks New Yorkers what they think about Matt Harvey.

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Geekolinks: 7/15

Today in Geekolinks: Johnny Dep must be stopped, even Jay-Z has problems on this Tumblr, and the history of CTRL + ALT + DEL.

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Steam Summer Sale: Day 5 Deals

It's the fifth days, and we've got lots to talk about.

In case you missed it, the Steam Summer Sale is still going strong, and it's just now entered the fifth day. What new odds and ends does the store have for us today? Well, it's a pretty diverse lot, and chances are good that you'll be spending a little bit of money today.

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Geekolinks: 7/12

Today in Geekolinks: An evolutionary study of movie robots, hacker conference asks feds to stay away, and why you should back Grace From Outer Space.

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Steam Summer Sale: Day 2 Deals

Day two brings a bunch of cheap awesome games.

It's the second day of the Steam Summer Sale! There are more than a few Daily Deals that are worth your time and money, but the second day also includes hints at what will be featured for the rest of the sale.

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Watch Evo 2013 Live Right Here

Like video games? Like watching people with lots of skill do things? If that's the case, you'll like Evo!

The Evolution Championship Series is the biggest and baddest fighting video game tournament out there. You've probably heard it mentioned on social media, often as just "Evo," with lots of anticipation attached. There's good reason for this: It's kind of amazing. Even if video games really aren't your thing, or maybe just not fighting games, watching Evo is a definitive lesson in what kind of skill it actually takes. Evo runs from July 12th to July 14th, so sit back, relax, and watch it live below.

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Geekolinks: 7/11

Today in Geekolinks: 11 amazing hotel amenities totally worth the trip, the 50 essential movie musicals, and if you're going to SDCC, don't be these dudes.

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The Steam Summer Sale is Here! Tips to Not Make Your Wallet Hate You

How to spend your money wisely and get a bunch of video games.

It's really happening, people. This is not a drill: The Steam Summer Sale is now live. For those that are Steam sale veterans, it's a known fact that it's easy to get carried away with the deep discounts. Suddenly, your cash reserve is hurting, and there's no going back. Well, here's a few tips and tricks that are a mixture of common sense and understanding past Steam sale behavior that'll serve you well during your bargain hunting.

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Geekolinks: 7/10

Today in Geekolinks: 15 Nikola Tesla quotes for his birthday, skinny-dipping woman distract homeowner while her husband burglarizes, and Amy Poehler casts Game of Thrones if it were Parks & Rec

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Geekolinks: 7/9

Today in Geekolinks: 10 inexplicably overlong movies, Captain America: The Winter Soldier gets a teaser poster, and trending tags now a thing on Tumblr.

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Here’s the First Gameplay Video for Grand Theft Auto V, Feel Free to Commence Drooling [Video]

Seriously though, you can do a whole lot of stuff in this game.

Look, Rockstar makes some very lovely video games, but prior to the announcement of Grand Theft Auto V, I was pretty much done with the franchise. What more could they do after the last one, right? That's what I thought. Then the first gameplay video for Grand Theft Auto V dropped this morning, and now all I want to do is play it. Right now.

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Geekolinks: 7/8

Today in Geekolinks: Mos Def submits himself to Gitmo-style force-feeding, 5 famous books that were originally self-published, and man uses $30k comic to make statue.

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Happy Fourth of July! Here’s Bill Pullman’s Speech From Independence Day [Video]

Welcome ta Earf. We've got fireworks!

For the fine folks from the United States, it's that time of the year where we set off a bunch of fireworks, drink way too much, grill meat, and watch Independence Day. That's not exactly the plan for everybody, but it's a pretty good guideline. Sure, Independence Day is all about fighting aliens on a global scale, but Bill Pullman's speech as the President of the United States just before the final assault in that movie is as good a speech as any to celebrate with on the Fourth of July.

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Geekolinks: 7/4

Today in Geekolinks: The 25 best albums of the first half of 2013, Sharknado has a trailer, and cronuts for sex.

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Geekolinks: 7/3

Today in Geekolinks: Southwest introduces free TV on all flights, 10 books that sum up the contradictions of American life, and Chinese IT worker accidentally broadcasts porn to entire town.

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Goodnight, Sweet Google Reader, and Flights of Angels Sing Thee to Thy Rest

With apologies to Shakespeare.

The digital world is full of the discarded husks of formerly useful services. The reasons for their closure are many: Too niche, too broad, too expensive...the list goes on and on. For Google, it always comes back to data. The more data they can glean, the better ads they can serve. Google Reader apparently did not serve this purpose, or did not serve it well enough, and as of tomorrow it will be gone. In preparation of this event, I have written a eulogy to be read at Google Reader's virtual funeral.

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Geekolinks: 6/28

Today in Geekolinks: Man on run from cops after boning a bicycle, John Oliver tears apart Scalia, and why bidets aren't common in the United States.

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Geekolinks: 6/27

Today in Geekolinks: 10 magical facts about unicorns, what your jacket says about you, and 13 independent sci-fi/fantasy movies you need to watch.

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