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There are lots of reasons to tackle a climbing wall at your local gym: it's great exercise, it can improve your hand-eye coordination, and it helps instill useful mountaineering skills should you ever find yourself trapped on a cliff. But researchers at Aalto University in Finland want to take them one step further through the use of Kinect sensors and projectors that turn climbing walls into interactive games.Read more...

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We have discussed Active Protection Systems many times before, but it is another thing seeing one work operationally. The video below depicts a Merkava IV tank being fired on in Gaza by an RPG, with Trophy intercepting and destroying the explosive projectile before it could plow through the tank's side armor. Read more...

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As we all prepare our brains and twitter feeds for the unstoppable flood of comics and entertainment news that will pour out of San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel announced some news in the quiet before the storm. Now, for 99 cents, readers can gain access to Marvel Unlimited, the publisher's treasure trove of 15,000 issues from current series (well, at least six months old) and classic golden- and silver-age titles.Read more...

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Usually, we are very much against shooting video with your phone in portrait orientation , because for the most part it looks like trash. But Dan Toth did something we never thought of, using three portrait-oriented videos to make a lovely triptych of his neighborhood in Sunnyside, Queens. Read more...

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They're a cheaper and often less stressful way to get around a big city, but compared to a car, bikes kind of suck when it comes to hauling cargo. A trailer certainly helps if you're willing to put in the extra effort needed to haul it, but there's now a better solution. Someone's created a self-propelled bike trailer that makes it feel like your bicycle is pulling nothing at all.Read more...

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Today I found out "Pong" was originally meant only as a training exercise for a new gaming developer at Atari, Allan Alcorn, and wasn't intended to be released as a consumer product.Read more...

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These Bluetooth headphones have fantastic reviews, 15 hours of battery life, playback controls, and a folding band. An absolute steal at $33. [Mpow Bluetooth Headphones, $33 with code MPOWAPTX]Read more...

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With its forthcoming Space Launch System, NASA hopes to send astronauts farther into space than it ever has ever before—to Mars and beyond. And when the first crew does leave to make interplanetary history, they'll do so aboard these rocket engines.Read more...

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Nanomotors are an amazing feat of engineering: tiny gold rods less than a micrometer long, powered by ultrasonic waves to spin at crazy-fast speeds . How fast? Scientists just figured out a way to measure, and it's astonishing: 150,000 RPM, ten times faster than the fastest race car engine.Read more...

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Attention Foursquare users! Starting tomorrow, you'll need to use Swarm to check in to the service. In a few weeks the existing Foursquare app will be getting a complete redesign focused on local search and discovery features. Read more...

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It's not often that you find yourself stuck alone in the wilderness with no hope of being rescued. But if you did, you'd want the Recon 6 Watch strapped to your wrist. The timepiece opens up like a treasure chest to reveal a full survival kit tucked neatly inside. Read more...

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More like wanker's paradise: Rapper and hairstyle pioneer Coolio is releasing his new music through Pornhub in a bold new plan to change online music distribution forever. Read more...

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Refusing to let little things like a lack of widespread internet/food access get in its way, everyone's favorite warmongering-dictatorship-that-could has just launched its very own cooking website. Say hello to North Korea's uncanny online food valley.Read more...

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You've probably heard about Netflix peering issues recently, the pissing contest between Netflix and ISPs arguing over who should pay who for what, with us poor binge-watchers caught in the crossfire. But at the heart of all the arguments is mundane yet spectacular piece of hardware. An unassuming box that holds approximately one (1) Netflix. Read more...

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Anyone who's spent any amount of time playing Tetris knows how vital the straight line pieces are. And that's why it seems almost absurd that Monarch decided to omit them from its new Tetris-shaped Totris tater tots. In a pinch you could probably use a french fry, but it's just not the same.Read more...

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Deadspin The Top 200 Ways Bleacher Report Screwed Me Over | Jalopnik Son Finds His Late Dad's 'Ghost' In A Racing Video Game | Jezebel Things I Learned from #WomenAgainstFeminism | Lifehacker Make and Store Poached Eggs Up to Two Days for Easier Breakfast Read more...

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The Amazon Prime Music catalog has been expanded by hundreds of thousands of songs, including some previous glaring absences. Time to get your Kendrick Lamar and David Guetta on.Read more...

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Touchscreens are fine for solving puzzles and flinging birds, but for action-based mobile games nothing will ever beat a physical controller in hand. The makers of the FC30, a Bluetooth controller that paid homage to the original Nintendo Famicom, are back with a new and improved wireless gamepad that now hearkens back to the NES.Read more...

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Last week, we asked you which dead or long-ignored website you want dusted off and brought back to life. You answered the call—all 433 of you who commented—and the result was a tour of the best sites of the 90s and early 2000s. Here are the seven sites you miss the most. Let's surf the web of nostalgia.Read more...

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Not for the first time, William Shatner found himself embarking upon a brave mission into the unknown. His destination this time? Facebook's trial of the Mentions app, designed to help the famous super-followed keep on top of their social media presence.Read more...

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That blotch on the man's arm there isn't a bruise from where he was restrained by the police last night, it's a digital tattoo. A thin electronic film that sticks on and lets you securely unlock your phone with a tap of your arm, neck or wherever you stick it, using NFC.Read more...

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If you're prone to breaking sunglasses just hours after you've bought them, hold off on ordering a bunch of replacements in bulk until you can try the I-Ultra sunglasses from Italia Independent. They're made of stiff but forgiving rubber—everything except the lenses—so they'll require quite a bit of effort to destroy, not just an accidental fall to the ground.Read more...

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Sam Van Aken discovered that an old New York state orchard—with varieties of stone fruit 200 years old—was about to be abandoned in 2008. He bought it to save those species but also to experiment: Grafting from the existing trees he created the magical Tree of 40 Fruit, which produces over 40 types of fruit.Read more...

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I don't know which Avengers character I would love playing the most in this game. Would it be Iron Man so I get to use his crazy ass suit? Thor, for his long locks and hammer? Captain America's super shield? Ah, who am I kidding, it'd definitely be The Hulk. Read more...

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CineFix has cooked up a list showing off the top 10 movie stunts of all time. They're all fantastic and involve groundbreaking scenes where actors fight and jump off buildings, stuntmen fly, cars flip over and everyone defies death. They're all ridiculous stunts that are epically unreal in scale but manage to make your palms sweaty and heart pound when you watch them.Read more...

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