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The latest things to dance out of Samsung's hyperactive R&D department are the A5 and A3, a pair of all-metal, super-thin phones aimed at teenagers. However, they're also "optimized for social networking" and feature a "5MP Camera For Unmatched Selfies", which probably mean that they'll be shit. Read more...

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These are great. Gentleman Scholar made these amusing animations called The Trials and Tribulations of Being a Skeleton and it shows how daily life—like sports and gravity and puberty and first days—for a skeleton isn't a lot of fun. Watch them, they're quick and easily digestible and easy to laugh at.Read more...

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Most Healthkit apps are single-mindedly practical, created with the sole aim of making you healthier or tracking your sleep. This app is the opposite. This app wants to creep you out big time. Read more...

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Time lapse anything and it immediately turns epic. Take something as kooky as the annual hot air balloon festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico where 750 hot air balloons get together to lift off and put it in a time lapse video and it looks absolutely incredible. It's like a ballet in the air.Read more...

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Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, the Swedish cofounder of The Pirate Bay, has been found guilty of hacking by a Danish court in the latest of a fairly long line of legal problems for him. Read more...

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Smarter Every Day takes an in-depth look at something super cool: removing tattoos with the help of lasers. The science behind it is fascinating, all the zapping lasers do is basically break down the bigger ink blobs inside your skin and let your body's white blood cells and liver take care of the rest of the removal process.Read more...

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Did Orson Welles really cause the mass mayhem with his 'War of the Worlds' radio broadcast on this very night in 1938? Historians aren't so sure . What is certain, however, is that Welles was definitely reporting a real attack before being forced to spin that truth as fiction—by the very aliens invading earth. Read more...

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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Android cofounder Andy Rubin is leaving Google to launch a hardware startup incubator. Rubin had recently been tapped to head up a top-secret robotics division at Google.Read more...

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If you're not convinced that the ocean isn't just one giant sea monster, here is some evidence for your fantasy theory: this video of surfers surfing at 1000 FPS. Come on, the ocean totally looks like a monster here! More reasonable view: it's a really amazing surfing video captured gloriously in beautiful slow motion.Read more...

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On this very night in 1938, a radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds may or may not have caused mass hysteria for American listeners. But there's another War of the Worlds that scared me much more as a kid. For me, there's the HG Wells version, the Orson Wells version, and the rock opera version by composer Jeff Wayne, released in 1978.Read more...

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It's the greatest holiday of the year. You get to freak people out, and you get unlimited candy for it. So for this week's Shooting Challenge, photograph a fantastic Halloween costume.Read more...

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When the Antares rocket exploded seconds after launch on Tuesday night, NASA was able to account for all its employees very quickly after the failure thanks to a clearly very well-practiced protocol. The launch gave us a peek into the processes that dictate every rocket launch, and one of them was particularly surprising. Read more...

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Gadgets get thinner every year. That's a given. But the iPad Air 2 crosses a threshold where thin makes a difference.Read more...

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It's hard to turn an optimistic movie as full of light and absurd humor as Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou into a dark horror movie that tells the story of a man turned mad-man in the style of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining—but our video magician Iván Róbert did it. Check out his trailer, perfect for Halloween.Read more...

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Is there a person left on the internet who hasn't yet swooned over astronaut Chris Hadfield's jaw-dropping images from space? Here's a chance to land them on your coffee table: The former ISS commander has collected some of his photographs into a book.Read more...

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Midwest retail chain Meijer is refusing to go along with the coalition of retailers that have ditched Apple Pay in favor of their own vastly inferior alternative. At least one company cares about its customers.Read more...

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In the past few decades, everything about our computers have changed. The screens. The guts. The size, weight, and materials. The software itself, of course. But one thing has stayed exactly the same, frozen in time from the early days: The tools we use to tell them what to do. So it's odd that we're so desperate to throw them out the window. Read more...

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Do you want to go to space? Of course you do, and the fun thing is you (probably ) can—if you have a shitload of money. The good news is that space tourism is getting cheaper and easier , so it's entirely likely that you might be able to afford it one day. But you probably don't want to say goodbye to Earth quite yet.Read more...

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Let me state the obvious just to get it out of the way: our nation's cybersecurity sucks and everybody knows it. The president knows it. The Pentagon knows it . And, worst of all, the hackers know it , too. That's why I'm so alarmed by a new Pew Internet survey that says we'll likely get hit with a deadly cyberattack by 2025. Read more...

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A couple weeks back, we reported on the curious disappearance of a Gold Moto 360 on one of Motorola's promotional material. Now, that disappearing act has reached it's natural conclusion: With the blinged-out wearable briefly reappearing on Amazon. Read more...

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Standing desks are not cheap. Or at least, the extremely handy motorized ones aren't. That's why everyone—including this desk-agnostic blogger—freaked out when IKEA announced that it would sell a sit/stand desk powered by electricity for less than $500. Finally, a healthy desk option for the masses. Finally!Read more...

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Variety is reporting that Seth Rogen's got the part as Woz. Read more...

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We all like the idea of saving energy, but actually retrofitting an old house is a loud, messy, and expensive headache. So the Dutch company Energiesprond has come up with a way to make houses carbon neutral with easy, snap-on insulation and solar panels. It doesn't hurt that houses come out looking quite handsome, too. Read more...

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Trolls are shitting all over our internet. You can hardly search for something as innocuous as "dog" on Google without coming across inflammatory attacks on every possible dog-related opinion under the sun. All horrible things have to crawl before they can walk/crush spirits, though. Even trolls.Read more...

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The Spanish government has just approved a horrible law that will force news aggregation services, such as Google News, to pay news sites for each link they include with their content. You read that right: On top of sending sites a ton of traffic, Google (other aggregators like Yahoo News, and maybe even Facebook or Twitter) will be forced to pay for each link they publish.Read more...

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