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If you spend any time around young children you’ll know what a soothing and calming influence a tablet can be, but it’s potentially a pretty dangerous one too—there’s plenty of unwholesome content out there on the internet and app store for your little friend to accidentally stumble across. Here are the best ways to make an iPad kid-proof before you hand it over.Read more...

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Bloomberg Businessweek recently toured National Audio Company, a shop in Springfield, Missouri and one of the last and definitely the largest remaining manufacturers of the classic audio cassette tape. It’s almost adorable to see all the old machines whirring to pump out tapes that you thought no longer existed.Read more...

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Labor Day Weekend is one of the busiest times at Yellowstone National Park, and its famous geyser, Old Faithful, reels in 90% of the park’s 3.6 million annual visitors. To keep that geyser reliably spewing steam and water 140 feet into the air every hour or two well into the future, the park is surrounding the thing with pavement made from tires.Read more...

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Working under the assumption that Star Wars fans have an unlimited supply of nostalgia and funds, Pottery Barn has priced its new Millennium Falcon bed at $4,000. So have fun explaining to your kids why they’ll have to choose between a fancy bed or college.Read more...

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Building a hunter-killer robot that is programmed to terminate an entire species is normally the job of the bad guys. But when said species is the crown-of-thorns starfish, which feeds off coral, that robot is actually fulfilling a vital mission. Read more...

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If you’d rather Google the weird thing growing on your hand than go see your friendly neighbourhood healthcare professional, good news: Google is announcing support for a bunch more medical conditions, without having to ever leave search results. Read more...

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Whether you’ll be hitting the stores at midnight, or waiting until the crack of dawn to begin your The Force Awakens toy hunt, try and remember that this will be the first Star Wars collecting adventure for some kids, so try not to trample any little ones as you reach for that last Rylo Ken.Read more...

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We’ve brought you lots of custom-built X-Wing and Millennium Falcon drones , but for those of who don’t know the difference between a servo and a Dremel, these new flying toys from Air Hogs will let you easily fly a couple of classic Star Wars spaceships.Read more...

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We haven’t seen more than a couple teasers, a trailer, and a few TV spots for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but it already seems clear that BB-8 is going to be a fan favorite alongside R2-D2. But if Sphero’s $150 self-balancing BB-8 toy is too rich for your blood, Hasbro’s got you covered.Read more...

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A small group of Chinese Navy ships showed up near Alaska earlier this week during President Obama’s visit to the northern state, mostly as a “we’re here” message. But then, as the Chinese People’s Liberation Army marched in a Beijing parade , someone simultaneously put out this completely nuts video of a naval attack on an American fleet, and on an American base that looks suspiciously like the one on the Japanese island of Okinawa.Read more...

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Sphero’s BB-8 will undoubtedly be one of the most sought-after toys heading into the holidays, but it turns out it’s not the only company who’s figured out how to bring BB-8 to life. This larger version of the droid isn’t remote control, but it can still roll, talk, and interact with kids through simple voice commands.Read more...

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It was a historic moment in meteorology late last week, when three Category 4 storms were simultaneously spotted marching across the Pacific. As if that wasn’t ominous enough, a tropical depression has just added itself to the mix.Read more...

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One of the most unique environments on earth exists in a seldom-visited corner of northern California. Lava Beds National Monument is home to over 700 caves, some of which are full of rare ice formations or play home to solitary biomes like this fern cave. They also allowed a tribe of Indians to make one of the last stands against the American government. Here’s how you can visit. Read more...

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Privacy took a blow last week when the NSA got permission to keep operating a massive dragnet . Here’s some better news: As of today, federal agents should have a harder time using Stingrays to spy on cell phones. Read more...

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It’s a special day, and I’m not just talking about Force Friday Eve: It’s my birthday! I’ve known for years that I share my birthday with a few interesting entities like Charlie Sheen. But there’s one thing I did not know I shared a birthday with until today: 20 years ago, a little company named eBay was born.Read more...

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Bad news, citizens of Earth: those evil physicists at CERN are once again hellbent on vaporizing the Earth and ending the universe as we know it as the Large Hadron Collider ramps up to unprecedented energies. That’s according to Lonnie Robinson, intrepid correspondent/prophet of doom for The Daily Reporter in Coldwater, Michigan, who sees the signs of our imminent destruction everywhere he looks (including The Simpsons). He even pegs the specific day on which we can probably expect global annihilation: September 24, 2015.Read more...

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Sure, sand art is amusing—and maybe even mesmerizing for a few minutes. But the DIY effects wizards at Shanks FX have a new video showing how sand art can be used to mimic dramatic landscapes on film—like an evening sandstorm on Mars.Read more...

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Gawker Kim Davis’ Deputies Agree to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses While She’s Locked Up | io9 The 10 Most Unfilmable Books (That Absolutely Must Be Made Into Films) | Kotaku Here Is A Good Way To Get Quiet In Metal Gear Solid V | Lifehacker Chrome Is Finally Improving Its Memory Management | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

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“Spontaneous unanimity has never been so effortlessly achieved as it was on this year’s judging panel.” Ouch.Read more...

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When 60,000 critically endangered saiga antelope dropped dead in central Kazakhstan in June, it had to have been a major bummer for the veterinarians who had just arrived to study the herd. Those wildlife vets have since become detectives, trying to unravel an Agatha Christie-worthy puzzle. Now they think they have a culprit, but it’s a baffling one. Read more...

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Before Donald Trump signed his name to today’s Republican party pledge, he put his name on buildings. Lots of buildings. Sure, presidential candidates have owned real estate before. But no other candidate has been such an ostentatious developer of a real estate empire, with so many gilded phallic structures built in his likeness. Read more...

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It’s a common misconception that the best blogs in the world are the Gawker Media blogs and PerezHilton.com. But that’s just plain wrong. It’s hard to believe, but there’s actually a better blog out there...............Read more...

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After months—if not years—of bellyaching over slow speeds and shaky stability , Google finally announced an array of improvements to Chrome that could improve the lives of millions. The company says the browser will now offer users “a faster and more efficient web.” Well, Google certainly couldn’t make it slower or less efficient.Read more...

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Megan Kelly, a 24-year-old project manager for a marketing company in Pittsburgh, is not former attorney and current Fox News personality Megyn Kelly. But unfortunately for Megan-with-an-“a”, the furious pro-Trump supporters who keep sending her emails seem to disagree. Read more...

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