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Dyson vacuums dominated the nominations in our Kinja Co-Op for best vacuum, but they can be prohibitively expensive. Today though, refurbs of the popular Dyson Small Ball Multi Floor are down to $220 on Amazon, one of the best prices we’ve seen.Read more...

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The World Wildlife Fund said on Friday it will be pursuing charges against a local official who, upon receiving a report of the first sighting of a wild bison in Germany in over 250 years, promptly ordered hunters to shoot the animal dead.Read more...

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Male ducks have some of the weirdest junk in nature—a ludicrously long, corkscrew-shaped member that evolved on account of an ongoing battle of the sexes. New research shows that the social environment in which the male duck finds himself in has a pronounced effect on the length of his penis, a finding that may…Read more...

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On Tuesday, numerous Amazon users noticed something strange: They’d received emails from the retailer notifying them “someone great recently purchased a gift from your baby registry!”Read more...

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Damn! Just when someone has a great, not at all weird and disturbing idea, the man has to come in and crush it.Read more...

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Like most of Trump’s cabinet, Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke is uniquely unqualified for his job. He doesn’t really give a shit about conserving federal lands—his primary mission. And today he demonstrated his own weird internal logic by installing Big Buck Hunter, an arcade game where you’re given plastic shotguns…Read more...

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Have you ever gazed up at the sweeping blue sky and thought, God, it’s boring up there? It seems like Sebastian Thrun—who launched Google’s self-driving car program and is the CEO of the flying car startup Kitty Hawk—sure has. On Tuesday, he shared his vision of a sky clogged with tons and tons of glorious soaring…Read more...

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Even though Google’s big October 4 event is still a couple weeks out, it seems we’ve just gotten a really good look at the four most important devices we expect the company to announce there. The leaks come courtesy of Droid Life, and include info and prices on a new, smaller version of the Google Home smart speaker,…Read more...

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We’ve been (constantly) playing with SnapDice for a few weeks now. The “game” combines metal dice with a wooden tray that contains a powerful magnet, with a focus on materials and design. Because there are so many wood and dice options, pricing is all over the place, but whatever you choose, you can save by preorderingRead more...

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This past weekend, the popular torrenting site The Pirate Bay caught some flack for testing out a new system that used visitors’ CPU power to generate cryptocurrency profits for itself. This tactic has been around for years, but the high profile implementation signals that it’s probably time to start blocking this…Read more...

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On the anniversary of its catastrophic 1985 earthquake, Mexico City has been hit by another powerful seismic event. No reports of casualties have been reported, but videos posted to social media suggest that damage is widespread. Read more...

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Thunderclouds rolled into the Japanese beach town of Uchinada early one December morning in 2015. The scientists expected the storms; they’d staked out the location specifically for studying something normally only seen by satellites. Sometime after 5am, a flash of lightning struck a wind turbine. And along came a…Read more...

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Twitter has struggled to rein in harassment on its platform for years, but in January, the company pledged to finally get serious about the problem. “We didn’t move fast enough last year; now we’re thinking about progress in days and hours not weeks and months,” Ed Ho, Twitter’s general manager of consumer product and…Read more...

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Before Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and other space enthusiasts can ship humans to Mars as easily as an Amazon Prime delivery, we need to figure out they’ll fare on a foreign planet. Luckily, NASA and the University of Hawaii have been all over this, funding several successful iterations of an experiment called Hawaii Space…Read more...

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Two months ago, an iceberg half the size of Jamaica tore itself loose from Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf. As it slowly drifts north, this massive berg is exposing an area that’s been covered in ice for the past 120,000 years. An international agreement has now been put in place to protect this emerging area and keep…Read more...

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iOS 11 is finally available today for your iPhone and iPad, and among the many new features included in the update is Apple’s ARKit framework allowing developers to more easily create augmented reality apps and experiences. Here are some of the best ones you’ll want to try out after updating.Read more...

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Apple teased us with the next version of iOS in June, revealing a bunch of new features at WWDC that wouldn’t be ready until today—unless of course you love the thrill of a potentially buggy public beta, which has been available since the end of June. But if you like to play it safe, or if you simply never bothered…Read more...

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Klingons are one of the most iconic Star Trek alien races. In 51 years they’ve evolved from deceptive villains to honorable allies—and now, with the arrival of Star Trek: Discovery this week, they’re becoming spiritual warriors once again, at odds with our heroes. Here’s everything you need to know about the past,…Read more...

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You may have never wondered what’s in the DNA of a football fan, but the Baltimore Ravens planned to find out. As part of a bizarre game-day promotion on Sunday, the Ravens partnered with consumer genetic testing company Orig3n to give away free DNA test kits to 55,000 fans as they entered the stadium. But the plan…Read more...

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Let’s say you’re some sort of weird dickhead who wants to hurt people by setting off a homemade explosive, but you don’t exactly know what ingredients you’ll need in order to instill a feeling of lifelong terror in the people you don’t kill outright. Amazon—the place where you buy bulk toilet paper and bed risers—has…Read more...

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Fidget spinners and fidget boxes are old news. The infinity cube is the new gadget to keep your hands busy. It’s sort of like a Rubik’s cube that collapses into a flat rectangle and can be folded in an infinite number of combinations. Like its predecessors, it’s small enough to fidget away in one hand and continue…Read more...

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An Amazon server containing roughly a gigabyte’s worth of credentials and configuration files belonging to behemoth media conglomerate Viacom were discovered online and unsecured, according to UpGuard, a California-based “cyber resiliency” firm. A security researcher working for the company discovered the server…Read more...

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Among the many new features and updates iOS 11 will bring to your iPhone and iPad, there’s one that some users might not actually want. Apple is finally neutering older 32-bit apps, which means that some of your favorite games or productivity tools simply won’t load with iOS 11 installed.Read more...

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In a highly unusual hacking case, an entire school district in Montana shut down for three days following a data breach of student and faculty records. Investigators say that parents received “extremely graphic threats via text messages” and that hackers sent the school board a ransom note demanding bitcoin payments…Read more...

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This year, the FBI appears to for the first time have overlooked a reporting obligation established by the US Attorney General’s office, and in doing so, the bureau appears to have greatly lowballed the total number of times it authorized confidential informants to engage in criminal activity last year.Read more...

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