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Want to know just how badass folks from the boomer generation were? Just watch this nice lady get jammed in the eyeballs with pieces of glass—all in the name of 20/20 vision. Fair warning: you're going to want to keep a finger on the close tab button because ewwwwwwwwwww.Read more...

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Facebook is often criticized over privacy concerns, but the social network just made a historic move in the name of security and anonymity. The social network just created a dedicated Tor link that ensures people who visit the site from the anonymous web browser won't be mistaken for botnets. This is a big deal, mostly because it's Facebook.Read more...

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posted about 10 hours ago on gizmodo
Good news Microsoft Office power users! You'll soon be able to use the new and improved Outlook for Mac. That's good news, because the new Outlook for Mac looks pretty awesome . And since a lot of people use Outlook, this upgrade is going to improve a lot of email experiences.Read more...

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Egg freezing has recently jumped from an expensive and rare medical procedure to a recognized backup plan for women pushing up against the biological cutoff for conception. But what exactly are you signing up for?Read more...

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In the early days of espionage, long before the advent of burner phones, satcoms, and other modern-day spy gadgets, getting word to field agents—especially those working behind the Iron Curtain—proved a dangerous game with global consequences should the agent's cover be blown. But that's where number stations, and their uncrackable radio codes, come in.Read more...

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It was a longshot, a dream, a Google Doc-enabled fantasy. In the end, 82 people used an online spreadsheet to pledge over $122,000 for a ghost town, but alas, it was not enough. Some lucky buyer (I assume it was one person) snatched up all 62 acres of Johnsonville, Connecticut for $1.9 million.Read more...

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Earlier this week, Sony released a new patch for the PlayStation 4, and if you've downloaded it, here's my advice: be very, very careful.Read more...

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Well that's settled. You know how your mom always told you not to scratch that mosquito bite because that just makes it itch more? Your mom was right, and now we have the science to prove it.Read more...

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Has anyone ever put on a bandage and had it perfectly match their skin color? No, not even close. That's why printing bandages with fun or stylish designs makes a lot more sense. Or, if you're feeling macabre, you can toss a few bucks at this Indiegogo campaign that wants to create a line of bandages that make your cut or abrasion look far worse that it really is.Read more...

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posted about 11 hours ago on gizmodo
Election Day is coming up, and if you use Facebook, you'll see an option to tell everyone you voted. This isn't new; Facebook introduced the "I Voted" button in 2008. What is new is that, according to Facebook, this year the company isn't conducting any experiments related to election season. Read more...

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posted about 11 hours ago on gizmodo
Working at a call center sucks . Like, it universally sucks , and everybody knows it. That's what makes the story of the loyal New York City employee who was just suspended for 20 days for allegedly answering incoming calls in a robot voice so frustrating. C'mon guys, let the bored employees have a little bit of fun.Read more...

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A highway overpass is the last place most of us would think to install a farm. But algae, that wonderful little ecological miracle , is different. Since it consumes sunlight and CO2 and spits out oxygen, places with high emissions are actually the perfect growing area . Which is why this overpass in France has its own algae farm. Read more...

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The fakes are coming! The fakes are coming! Today we have 10 more images you may have seen floating around the internet recently. But don't believe your lying eyes. They're all totally fake.Read more...

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You might think that peephole on your front door gives you the upper hand when it comes to ignoring unwanted visitors, but to the person on the other side of the door it's obvious you're watching them. You can make it slightly less obvious, though, with this faux Victorian-era portrait that cleverly camouflages your front door's peephole. Or at least, just as obvious but way more creepy.Read more...

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posted about 12 hours ago on gizmodo
A whole bunch of Queens commuters almost got to star in their very own horror movie yesterday when a rogue contractor accidentally bored through an F-train subway tunnel with a 10-inch drill bit. So, uh, happy Halloween—or something.Read more...

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You hate Halloween. Now you have to go to a party, and you don't have the guts to not dress up. You're screwed, but don't worry, not so screwed that you can't make a good showing.Read more...

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posted about 12 hours ago on gizmodo
Doot-doot! The internet's spookiest meme isn't really spooky at all. Start the video, and a disembodied skull holding a trumpet appears, hovering over a field of black. Without menace, it turns toward you, and the bell of its horn begins to throb. Doot-doot! Skull Trumpet's musical salvo lasts all of two notes, and it's over.Read more...

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posted about 13 hours ago on gizmodo
The two biggest factors when it comes to choosing a printer are price and capacity. The bigger an item you want to print, the more expensive the printer will be. But if you've decided to just tip-toe into the world of 3D printing, and are just testing the waters, the $299 iBox Nano looks like a great choice, as long as your printing plans aren't overly ambitious.Read more...

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Too lazy to whip up a Halloween costume? It's fine; you can just dress up your Facebook cover photo. Too lazy to do that? Just take a look at these clever cover photos, change you profile picture to a pumpkin, and imagine what it'd be like to be more creative. Read more...

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The Amazon Appstore already gives away one free app each day, but today it's decided give away 30 apps, worth a combined total of $115, for free to anyone with an Android phone. Here are the pick of the bunch that you should download first.Read more...

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posted about 13 hours ago on gizmodo
This incredible satellite image is of the dormant volcano of Egmont National Park on New Zealand's North Island. And that clear, sharp boundary on the left is where the park stops and human kind starts.Read more...

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Google has been handed a fine from a Canadian court, after it was found to have embarrassed a lady and invaded her privacy by sticking a photo of her cleavage on Street View.Read more...

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Following continued protests , Hungary's Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, has announced that he's withdrawing plans for his proposed Internet tax —at least for now.Read more...

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft catches a glimpse of bright sunlight reflecting off the hydrocarbon seas of Saturn's large moon Titan. [NASA]Read more...

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posted about 15 hours ago on gizmodo
Google Calendar's been updated so now you don't need to refresh for new appointments to appear. Finally.Read more...

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