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Your computer, phone, and other digital devices hold vast amounts of personal information about you and your family. This sensitive data is worth protecting from prying eyes, including those of the government.Read more...

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These aren't Second Life punks—they're visualizations of what people with locked-in syndrome think, and they could help us communicate with people who can't respond physically or verbally.Read more...

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His doctor drove him over the border. It was quicker that way: if the man donated in Switzerland, his blood would be delayed while paperwork was filled out and authorisations sought.Read more...

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It may not look much, but these are the first images of Comet C/2013 A1, known as Siding Spring , as it passed by Mars on Sunday . The images were captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.Read more...

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We're glad to know that the Mac Mini is back —but has it changed much inside? Fortunately, iFixit has torn the sucker apart to find out what lurks within.Read more...

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I must be a horrible person because I howled so hard when I saw this CGI footage by Dave Fothergill that shows computer generated people falling down over and over again as they get swept around by a swinging metal fence. Don't get me wrong, I'm rooting for these clumsy CGI folk to make it through but I'm laughing at them too.Read more...

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Data Looks Dope's Max Einstein just made this visualization that charts every touchdown pass that Peyton Manning, who is now the record holder for TD passes, has thrown in his career. Yep, all 510 of them (so far). It shows the distance of each pass along with the receiver who caught it from 1998 to October 19, 2014.Read more...

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If you ever wondered what characters from The Simpsons would look like if they got animated in the style of South Park or Archer or Adventure Time or various animes or maybe even made to look like minions, well, here you go. On last night's episode, we got to see what The Simpsons would look like as different cartoons.Read more...

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I always enjoy these stupid simple and zany animation summaries of movies by 1A4STUDIO that take film classics and squeeze all the important scenes in goofy squealing glee. Here's the newest: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. It's like one awesome chase scene.Read more...

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Drew Struzan is a movie poster master. If you have seen a film—any film—considered to be a classic in the last three decades or so, chances are good that he painted the art that made you excited to hit the theater. Star Wars! Indy! The Goonies! E.T.! Muppets! Police Academy! All those and lots, lots more.Read more...

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Swimming inside an iceberg looks amazing because the ice looks like glass and that's crazy, and because it kind of resembles an underwater version of Superman's Fortress of Solitude. Or at least, like a crystal palace. National Geographic shows us how a free diver explores the ice cold waters below.Read more...

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Hollywood lore and biblical history have been buried together for almost a century under the coastal sands of California, but archaeologists recently unearthed a massive 15-foot-tall Sphinx built for Cecil B. DeMille's 1923 black-and-white epic The Ten Commandments. Read more...

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If you're using a controller to play a PC game—I know, I know, shhh, it's okay—chances are the on-screen prompts you see will match up with an Xbox controller. But you don't have to use Microsoft's controller with your PC; you've actually got a lot of options, including the PS4's DualShock 4.Read more...

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Holy shit new Sleater-Kinney music for the first time in a decade. Today, Sleater-Kinney released "Bury Our Friends" and announced a new record, No Cities to Love, to be released in January. Oh and a tour. I'm so excited that I'm actually considering going to see their show at Terminal 5, New York's most loathsome club, just to get my ears exploded again.Read more...

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Isaac Asimov was one of the great sci-fi writers of the 20th century. So naturally, at the dawn of the space age, the military wanted to tap his brain. In 1959 he was approached by ARPA (now known as DARPA) to "think outside of the box" about how ideas are formed. His brief work for the organization has never been published, until today.Read more...

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It's been a long time since I craved a computer program, but now I want Space Engine so much that I'm ready to buy a PC just to be able to immerse myself in it. Developed by Vladimir Romanyuk, Space Engine is a complete sandbox simulation of the Universe with mind-blowing graphics. Check this out:Read more...

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Amazon and publishing house Simon & Schuster have reached a multi-year deal, sources told Business Insider. This means the tides could be turning in favor of Amazon in its battle against publishers. And that means you'll likely see cheaper Simon & Schuster books on Amazon soon, though whether or not that'll be good for the publishing industry is still up for debate. Read more...

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Last month, the notoriously dubious Daily Mail announced it had finally unmasked Jack the Ripper with DNA evidence. Now, in what's not that much of a surprise, it seems this all may have been a mistake. The scientist in the investigation made multiple errors, according to the Independent, the most damning of which is he counted wrong. Read more...

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Everyone seems to be making fun of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar as we all eagerly await for it. After the Wall-E parody, here comes a classic: Spaceballs. A hard one to pull, but the Schwartz is strong in this one.Read more...

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Today, Apple trotted out its quarterly earnings, as public companies will do. Massive revenue! iPhone sales up! Mac sales up! iPad sales… well. Okay, so not everything was a hit. But don't confuse Apple's declining tablet sales with the vanishing of the iPad. Tablets aren't dying; they just live forever.Read more...

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ComicsAlliance has published this helpful future timeline of all superhero movies that will come out till 2020. It's a list of all the confirmed ones—its missing "one or two movies from Marvel" in 2019, apparently—and of course dates may change, but this is pretty much all of it.Read more...

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When Apple first announced OS X Yosemite, Handoff was one of the features I was most excited about. And then this week, when the Yosemite update arrived, I was stoked to use it. Unfortunately, I can't—and not just because of compatibility issues , either.Read more...

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I love Joe Forkan's The Lebowski Cycle, a series of oil paintings that uses frames of The Big Lebowski to reference artwork by classic painters like Caravaggio, Velázquez or David. I would like to have the one above—the last one of the series—made after The Incredulity of Saint Thomas by Caravaggio.Read more...

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At night, the view from the International Space Station is surprisingly colorful. Earth's many types of artificial lights create a bright mosaic, with the different hues revealing different lightbulbs and even different countries.Read more...

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Anyone who's squeezed every last molecule of air out of a Ziploc bag full of leftovers knows that food lasts longer that way. But instead of man-handling a plastic bag, or buying some kind of vacuum contraption to get the air out, consider upgrading your canisters to Prepara's new Evak line which features a manual piston to eradicate O2.Read more...

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