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Elon Musk just sent out this cryptic tweet and teaser image of what may be a modified Model S that's due to be revealed on October 9. And he's hinting at something else. Maybe that upgraded Roadster we've been promised? Let the speculation begin...Read more...

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Yesterday we highlighted a slew of films that were leaving Netflix at midnight this morning. Don't even look at the list, I'd say, it's too painful; they're already long gone. However, Netflix has attempted to heal our wounds with a long list of additions, including the great Team America: World Police.Read more...

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By the end of the decade, NASA will send a robotic spaceship to grab a 40-foot (12-meter) asteroid and bring it close to Earth, placing it in an orbit around the Moon, and then send astronauts in an Orion spaceship to study it. They just published six papers detailing this historic mission, crucial for humanity's future: Read more...

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Outkast's André 3000 (real name: André Benjamin) didn't have to physically change much to play Jimi Hendrix in the film Jimi: All Is By My Side—he didn't even have to wear a wig! But as a Southern-born-and-raised musician, mastering the accent of the Seattle native was a bit more difficult.Read more...

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I feel like you don't even have to watch Star Wars to know what Star Wars is about. Just by living on Earth you'd be able to accumulate enough knowledge about it: Darth Vader is Luke's Dad, Han Solo shot first, the prequels sucked and so on. But if you still don't know, here's TL;DW's quick 3 minute summary.Read more...

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Among the few apocalypses worse than nuclear annihilation, asteroid impact has got to be near the top of the list—at least if Hollywood's depictions are any indication. Luckily, the American public has at least one agency defending it against errant space rocks: the exact same agency that's supposed to be protecting us from thermonuclear war in the first place.Read more...

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PornHub seems to be the porn benchmark of the internet. Here you have a fascinating visualization that shows you the most viewed videos in relation to their category. On the left you can see all the videos ordered by views (3.2 billion in total!) On the right you can see the 15 categories they belong to.Read more...

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Verizon was supposed to start data throttling people who used its grandfathered unlimited data plan today, but guess what? It's not going to do that anymore! Read more...

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When Windows 10 got announced , there was one immediately glaring question: Why Windows 10? Maybe for the extra distance from 8, but a Redditor who claims to be a Microsoft dev has a better—and funnier—answer. The name "Windows 9" could break a whole bunch of lazy code. Read more...

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Chicago's O'Hare Airport is one of the busiest in the world. That scene from Home Alone where they're running through the airport is no joke. O'Hare's hectic energy is overwhelming enough to make you forget your own Macaulay Culkin, for sure. And if the McCallisters had followed signs for Terminal 4, they would've never even boarded the plane. Terminal 4 doesn't exist. Read more...

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Migration is a mainstay of American culture—the perpetual dream of manifest destiny started with wagons and ended with, well, this: 240 million individual roads and streets, mapped onto a single image by the good folks at Fathom Information Design. Read more...

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At the CityLab summit in LA yesterday—right about the time that Tony Hsieh's Downtown Project was supposedly laying off a third of its staff—I was having a conversation with a young, excitable urbanist who was heading to Vegas to see the Zappos CEO's $350 million instant neighborhood in the city's revitalized downtown for himself.Read more...

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Android Police just received these photos from a tipster that appear to show the Nexus 6 in a real human's hands. If it's real, this big-screen device would confirm very persistent rumors that the new Nexus will wear a 5.9-inch screen . It's like an extra-large Moto X!Read more...

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Phone carriers play this competitive game of "me too." So following the AT&T promo that will double data on shared plans, both Sprint and Verizon have announced that they'll do the same. Read more...

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The Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 is just a concept at this point, but if Lambo can pull it off, it'll be one of the most—maybe the single-most—powerful hybrids in the world. Our gearhead friends at Jalopnik have the full rundown below.Read more...

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I have wanted to hop a plane to Billund and take this tour for years, but to date I have yet to make the pilgrimage to Lego Mecca. In 2015, I'm going beg my parents to watch my then 6 month old child and 2 dogs because Lego has published tour dates and details for 2015 and I'm definitely going this time.Read more...

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One of the most common subjects in the history of American photography is the West. It's a landscape fraught with potential cliche, but Lucas Foglia's project Frontcountry cuts through popular conceptions and shows the reality of a rapidly transforming area of our country. Read more...

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Long-tailed stars and mysterious glowing fireballs from the heavens were among the biggest and most fearful mysteries for stargazing humans throughout history. With the development of astronomy science, comets, meteors, meteorites and shooting stars became familiar objects of our universe, and with the advent of photography, depicting them became more precise. But before that, talented artists created amazing drawings and paintings of these mysterious rocks. The holes in their scientific knowledge were often filled with imagination and superstition, leaving a fascinating pictorial legacy for us to look at today.Read more...

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NASA has published these two images of the Aral Sea, which used to be the fourth biggest lake in the world before the Soviet Union plugged into the rivers that fed it to irrigate massive agricultural areas. The photo on the right was taken in 2000. On the left you can see its current state.Read more...

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Facebook just posed a statement apologizing for the consequences of its draconian policy requiring that people use their "real" names on Facebook. The policy was used to unfairly target members of marginal LGBT communities, but we're promised a solution is in the works.Read more...

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Chernobyl's desolation is ruin porn's hallowed ground. But photographer Darmon Richter says the image of an abandoned Soviet city, untouched since its nuclear disaster, is a carefully-constructed facade, a powerful and profitable myth perpetuated by the moneymakers of dark tourism. Read more...

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Though Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano isn't the media sensation it was a month ago , it's still steadily erupting—as shown by this incredible video shot with a DJI Phantom 2 drone and a GoPro Hero 3, which did not survive the trip (though the memory card did!). Read more...

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Windows 10 is here ! Kind of! You can go pick up a very stripped down Technical Preview of the big, bad, Start Menu-having operating system right now . But if you don't want to load up a pretty beta OS, we went through the trouble for you. These are the highlights.Read more...

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Here's a simple visual exercise you can do to get a better feel for the approximate living area inside one of our amazingly complex and now-retired space shuttles.Read more...

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A sharp knife isn't just sharper, it's a safer, more efficient, more precise tool. And, like most people, your knives are probably dull. Here's how to fix that quickly, easily and cheaply.Read more...

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