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An anonymous bidder purchased 2,700 bitcoins worth about $1.6 million in an anonymous auction held by US Marshals Service on Monday. The Feds confirmed the sale to CoinDesk, a site that reports on the digital currency, and said that four bids were received in the auction.Read more...

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The smartphone is a perfect example of a streamlining multiple gadgets into a single device that improved functionality, and took up less space. You no longer need to carry a separate digital camera, MP3 player, and cell phone, and with Dyson’s new Pure Hot+Cool Link is a fan, a heater, and an air purifier all at once.Read more...

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Before you go out and flush $30 down the drain on a Yeti Rambler, check out this RTIC alternative for just $12 on Amazon today. It uses the same vacuum-insulated stainless steel construction, and according to this YouTube video at least, actually keeps ice frozen for longer. No-brainer.Read more...

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We’ve all had the occasional shopping cart fender bender while coming around a blind corner at the end of an aisle. But here’s what would happen if you were trying to speed through a grocery store at 72 miles per hour, got distracted by a free sample, and then slammed your cart head-on into a concrete wall.Read more...

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Sure, it may look like the seagull is playing along with the man hiding the food under three cups in an attempt to trick the bird but know this: seagulls are motherfuckers who don’t care about you or silly games. It is not playing along. It is in complete control. The bird is only pretending because it knows that it’s the only way it’ll get food from this guy (for now). Once the guy exposes his food stash, the seagull is going to attack it and then poop all over the dude who thought it was cute to play games with seagulls.Read more...

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The making of a record isn’t exactly a big mystery but there’s still a bit of old magic in seeing music get put to wax in a factory where the metal gets etched and the vinyl gets stamped out. Super Deluxe took its stoned mode camera into one of these vinyl stamping factories and recorded all the good stuff. Sometimes it looks like they’re making Captain America’s shield and other times it looks like they’re just mixing paint dye but they’re all just steps into giving the world better sounding music.Read more...

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If movies about space have taught us anything, it’s that no one can hear you scream. If you get lost in space, nobody’s going to find you. Unless you’re a spacecraft with a direct link to NASA. Then there is hope for you yet.Read more...

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Obviously, in order to answer this super-silly thought exercise, you’d have to make it a little bit more manageable to calculate. That means in this scenario, the Earth is perfectly round, has the same density all throughout, and won’t, like, scorch your bum when you fall through the core. Life Noggin explains the math behind how long it would take, giving consideration to all that gravity nonsense, and comes up with a shockingly small number.Read more...

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Bagpipes and other wind instruments produce beautiful music, but they can also be prime breeding grounds for molds and fungi. Players then regularly breathe in those creatures, and can develop inflamed lungs as a result—or even a fatal lung disease.Read more...

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Hillary Clinton’s email scandal is far from over. On Monday, a Federal District Court judge ordered the State Department to provide a timetable for the release of 14,900 new documents, most of which are believed to be emails sent to and from Hillary Clinton. Read more...

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The director of the Cincinnati Zoo, home of the dead gorilla Harambe, has made a plea to internet funnypeople to give it a rest already:Read more...

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Generally, if scientists want to see how a living thing functions in high resolution, they need to slice it into tiny pieces first. Now, there’s scientists a powerful and bizarre new tool in researchers’ arsenal. Read more...

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Politicians are people, too. And despite the often vitriolic backlash to Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, the latest dump shows how the presidential hopeful is also a caring mother who sometimes needs her daughter’s advice about the internet. Read more...

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Gawker.com is shutting down today, Monday 22nd August, 2016, some 13 years after it began and two days before the end of my forties. It is the end of an era.Read more...

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Military robots are nothing new—whether in reality or pop culture nightmare scenarios. But the Bagdhad Post reports that a new bot could be the first to fire its weapon on Iraqi soil. It’s called alrobot—Arabic for “robot”—and it’s a deadly machine.Read more...

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Yesterday, I found out what happens when water gets into the oil of a manual transmission. It’s bad. Very bad. Read more...

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My mother’s pain has hovered over my entire life. As a child I heard her screams at night, accompanied her to hospitals, watched her careful pill counting with mounting anxiety as the end of the prescription approached. I saw how some people recoiled from her frantic energy in emergency rooms and on the street. Multiple sclerosis is a disease that, among other things, gradually wears away the insular lining of your nerves, leaving you a bundle of frayed misfiring signals. Through years of trial and error she has managed to finally find some relief from her pain with an extremely powerful drug that’s now becoming the focus of national attention.Read more...

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Even a massive cargo ship can sometimes be no match for the massive storms brewing on the world’s oceans. But when you add hundreds of thousands of tons of cargo into the mix, the last place you want to find yourself is on deck when cargo starts spilling overboard.Read more...

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If you’re not following your roommate on Twitter, stop everything you’re doing and start following them right now. It could save your life.Read more...

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Micro apartments and tiny but well designed living spaces are all the rage right now. Most people living in tiny apartments do so because they’re cheap, and don’t have the money to turn their homes into an urban transformer. So they need to find other clever ways to maximize their limited space, like with a two-in-one sofa bed with extra furniture hidden inside.Read more...

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Hillary Clinton is, by a mile, the friendliest presidential candidate in history to women’s media outlets. That’s not surprising, but some of its particulars have been noteworthy. In September 2015, for example, after a lifetime of staunchly refusing to talk about her clothing choices with the press, she gave an interview to Lena Dunham and her newsletter Lenny, where she happily chatted about a Donna Karan dress she wore in 1993.Read more...

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MIT’s self-assembly lab has created cell phones that build themselves, in a manner of speaking. There’s no fancy nano- or bio- technology involved, nothing theoretical or suggestive of a near-future Singularity. It’s devilishly simple, because the whole project boils down to throwing phone parts into a rock tumbler.Read more...

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Building a wall between the US and Mexico is a bad idea, but building a wall between you and your seat mate while flying is complete and utter brilliance. As soon as you find your assigned seat the war over the armrest begins, but this tiny portable pop-up wall ensures both sides get equal use of it. It also prevents your seat mate from invading your territory.Read more...

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