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FIFA is getting it from all sides right now, and for good reason. Last night the US Justice Department reportedly arrested officials for fraud related to the upcoming World Cups in Qatar and Russia. And even before the arrests, fans were protesting the use of forced labor at World Cup construction sites by hitting FIFA where it hurts: Its sponsors.Read more...

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Need a new watch, a knock around watch, or a Father’s Day Gift? These attractive Seiko timepieces are only $45 and available in multiple colors. Today only. [Seiko Gold Box]Read more...

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Deadspin Anti-Corruption NGO Calls For Sepp Blatter To Resign | io9 Do You Realize Mad Max: Fury Road Is A Miracle? | Jezebel My Favorite Photographer Mary Ellen Mark Has Died | Kotaku The Terminator Genisys Poster Shouldn’t Cause Diplomacy Problems |Read more...

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Just like the Chrome browser, Chrome OS offers several channels for you to choose between: stable, beta and development. Each one offers a different mix of new features and stability, so you can access updates earlier if you’re prepared to put up with a few bugs. Here’s how to switch between the available channels on your Chromebook or Chromebox.Read more...

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Websites are already able to serve up ads customized for whoever happens to be viewing a page. Now an ad agency in Russia is taking that idea one step further with an outdoor billboard that’s able to automatically hide when it spots the police coming.Read more...

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About a billion people live without electricity, and they often turn to kerosene lamps: ultra dangerous, carcinogen-spouting, open flames that could turn homes into tinderboxes. So a new Indiegogo campaign’s out to provide safe, reusable lights that need zero outside energy sources.Read more...

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This centimeter-long lump of silicon could soon be inserted under your skin to measure the chemical make-up of your blood—then send the results straight to your phone.Read more...

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The vagus nerve brings information from all over the body to the brain – but is it being hacked by the bacteria in our gut? Read more...

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A newly discovered bug seems to cause Messages on iOS to crash when a specific string of text is received—and if it happens while the phone is locked, it also seems to reboot the iPhone too.Read more...

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I’m writing this seated on a plane heading to San Francisco. We’ve been in the air for under an hour, and the drink cart is just starting to make its way down the aisle. As the cart rolls nearer I’m forced to decide what drink I’ll be having. Since the cups are miniscule, and the liquid is largely displaced by ice cubes if one’s not quick enough to add “no ice, please” to the order, the decision is critical.Read more...

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A new drug based on a genetically modified herpes virus has been used to successfully treat patients with aggressive cases of skin cancer—and it’s hoped it could be used to treat other forms of cancer, too.Read more...

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The U.S. Air Force has announced that SpaceX is now certified to launch military and spy satellites. That means that the United Launch Alliance, a joint effort between Boeing and Lockheed Martin, no longer holds the monopoly on national security space missions.Read more...

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Airports around the world are slowly being upgraded to accommodate all the electronics we now travel with, but the process is slow. Finding an available outlet while waiting for a flight is often still a challenge, but with Bluelounge’s new Portiko in your carry-on, you’ll at least never end up sitting on the floor to ensure your power cords reach.Read more...

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Really bad things happen. Though everyone should know this, here’s a lovely slow motion video reminder on what happens when you pour water onto an oil fire in an attempt to put it out: the fire gets even crazier because the water vaporizes into steam which expands causing it to spit out the oil which makes the flames even bigger.Read more...

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On this day of mergers and acquisitions , the site Recode—which was started by ex-WSJ tech writers Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher—is being bought by Vox Media, which publishes The Verge, Vox.com, Curbed, and various other sites. The New York Times has more details on the purchase. [TKTK ]Read more...

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Consider the beefsteak, a naturally bred giant among tomatoes. It grows as big as two pounds. Scientist have now identified a set of genes that gives beefsteaks their size, and it could lead the way to supersizing more fruits. Read more...

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It has been a month of supertall news to top them all, with the World Trade Center’s record-breaking 1,776-foot height possibly getting scooped by a surprise spire in Midtown Manhattan. Now a new rendering from Visualhouse posted at New York Yimby gives an idea of how dramatically the New York City skyline will change just 15 years from now.Read more...

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This doesn’t seem like the most efficient way to get a car onto a ship but who am I to judge? It’s not like the planks were going to break or the wheels of the car were going to run off the edges or that anything could possibly slip out of position or anything like that could happen, right?Read more...

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We’re one step closer to biodegradable gadgets. These computer chips are made almost entirely out of wood.Read more...

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“Nothing says 3-day-weekend has ended like HEARING SOMEONE CLIPPING THEIR DAMN NAILS FROM THE NEXT CUBE OVER,” my friend wrote in a status update this morning. I don’t think he knows how lucky he is to have a cubicle.Read more...

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The latest image to claim the title of the world’s largest photograph was clearly a labor of love: It took 70,000 images, shot over 15 days, in temperatures that hovered around -14 degrees. All told, the final panorama is 46 terabytes of icy blue beauty. Read more...

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Vox Media—publisher of The Verge, S.B. Nation, and the eponymous Vox.com—is acquiring the scoop-driven tech website Re/code. According to the Times, the deal consists entirely of stock in Vox Media. Have any thoughts about this new development? Hop in below.Read more...

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Paying taxes is generally an unpleasant time. But the baseline misery of siphoning cash back to bureaucrats sounds downright delightful compared to getting straight up robbed, which is what happened to a lot of people this year. The Internal Revenue Service shut down an online tax filing program today after announcing that thieves breached the system to steal personal information from more than 100,000 people.Read more...

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Teens have settled upon a New Dank Meme, and it’s an alliterative, culturally inaccurate demon-summoning ritual. Over two million people used the hashtag #CharlieCharlieChallenge on Twitter in the past two days.Read more...

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Urban blight is nothing new. The signature image of plummeting real estate is block after block of properties vacated as businesses move out. Now the high price of real estate in American cities is creating a new phenomenon: In otherwise healthy economic areas, the rents are climbing so high they’re driving businesses away—and no other businesses can afford to move in.Read more...

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