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Oh sure, we all pointed and laughed at ATLAS when it was first revealed , stumbling over simple obstacles. But it was because deep down we all knew that like our original iPods, it would quickly evolve into something far more capable. And here we are, just over a year later, and ATLAS is already tackling simple obstacles with ease.Read more...

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You've always wanted a KitchenAid, and today, they're only $210 brand new from Best Buy. You even get to pick from five different colors. [KitchenAid 4.5 Quart Stand Mixer, $210]Read more...

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Since the 1980s, we've been dreaming about the resplendent future of virtual reality; one day, headgear like the Oculus Rift will be used to pour immersive entertainment into our brains. No part of this dream includes corporate sponsors shellacking our vision with brand messages. But now that the technology is on the cusp of the mainstream, advertising "experiences" are at the forefront of VR development.Read more...

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I have mixed feelings about Snowden. After spending more than a year reporting on the whistleblower patriot traitor spy skinny guy from North Carolina, I've gone from lauding his regard for American civil liberties to deeply distrusting his intentions and methods for exposing state secret. But last night, I saw Citizenfour, a new documentary about the leaks by Laura Poitras. It turned the face of a scandal into Ed, a real human being.Read more...

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The pilot of this flight from the German airline TUIfly managed to correct a sudden dive while landing at the Madeira International airport, one of the hardest in the world. Crosswinds were so strong that he could only managed to get the plane completely straight a few seconds before touching the ground. Read more...

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posted about 22 hours ago on gizmodo
For long-time book lovers, reading on an electronic device can be disorienting experience. The most obvious choice for those going down the e-book path is a device like the Kindle, completely and utterly dedicated to emulating the traditional experience of reading. I've been seduced by the promise of an e-reader many-a-time, but I always find myself reaching for that device never not at my side—my smartphone. Read more...

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posted about 22 hours ago on gizmodo
Still don't have an e-reader? I can respect that. Physical books just feel better. Print is sacred. I'm with you—or at least I was, until our reviews editor thrust a Kindle in my hand and made me use it.Read more...

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posted about 23 hours ago on gizmodo
When Apple unleashed iOS 8 on the world, it didn't exactly break down the boundaries of its walled garden—but it did put in one or two windows. Apps can now share with each other more easily, and there's improved integration for third-party tools in Safari thanks to the new extension support. Here are 8 of the best compatible apps currently available, and what they can do for you.Read more...

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posted about 24 hours ago on gizmodo
It was heralded as the device that would change cities and urban landscapes forever. But thanks to a price tag that put it in direct competition with a used car, the Segway ended up a punchline instead of a revolution. Will that ever change? If we get kids addicted to never having to walk again with ride-on toys like the Dareway, the Segway might one day become a hit.Read more...

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You know that ubiquitous photo of workers hanging off the Brooklyn Bridge's wires? The one plastered on every coffee cup, poster, and pint glass sold in NYC? It wasn't always so famous. In fact, it was lost for decades before it made its big comeback. Read more...

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Amazon's Fire TV just got some new apps and games, most notably good-Amazon-Prime-Music-alternative Spotify, and season two of Telltale's fantastic Walking Dead game series. Read more...

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What's better than having a thermal camera capable of finding the freshest cinnamon buns — among other prey? The FLIR ONE accessory gave iPhones Predator-like thermal vision which turned out to be as awesome as it sounds , and now a company called Seek Thermal is promising the same with an iOS and Android-friendly smartphone accessory that makes a few compromises for a cheaper price tag.Read more...

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Living in a mostly wireless world is a fantastic experience: were it not for constant connectivity issues, competing wireless protocols, limited ranges, and terrible battery life. That last issue is of particular concern for tiny reconnaissance drones like this hexcopter from Cyphy that work best when remaining aloft for hours. So its creators decided to skip squeezing a tiny battery onboard, and instead keep it tethered with a long invisible wire.Read more...

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When I think back on watching Star Wars as a kid, I remember it as a pretty tame. After all, those stormtroopers had terrible aim. Turns out that maybe I'm misremembering. That original trilogy was kind of a bloodbath, and this supercut from Digg turns it into a tidy little 3-minute snuff film. Read more...

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How many mobile devices do you carry with you on a daily basis? A couple of smartphones, and maybe a tablet? When you get to work that makes for quite a few displays floating around, and researchers at MIT have come up with software that can let them all function as one giant touchscreen, no matter how they're arranged on a desk.Read more...

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Everybody's favorite modular phone project , Google's Ara, is about to get little bit more interesting. Recently, the company quietly announced that it would be launching a hardware store for developers to sell their own Ara components. It'll be a little bit like the Play Store, except with hot-swappable hardware instead of apps.Read more...

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Urban Land Institute has announced its Open Space Awards, celebrating five exceptional new parks and public spaces across the U.S. But what's even more exciting is what these green spaces replaced: A freeway, a mall, a truck-loading facility, a rail yard, and a cemetery.Read more...

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Pray silence...for the Queen's first tweet. 88-year old Elizabeth II sent a message from the royal @BritishMonarchy account this morning to mark the grand opening of the Science Museum's new Information Age Gallery. Bless.Read more...

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Ping! Zip! Pew! Electrical impulses speed along the neurons of the brain at high speed—and now, scientists from Harvard have genetically engineered those very cells to produce light as they do so, in order to visualize how they work.Read more...

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As an institute full of scientists, you might think CERN was good at keeping records. But it's happened upon a stash or archived images that seem to make no sense whatsoever—and it wants you to help it work out what they show.Read more...

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It's not something most people would stumble across. But Mikhail Svarichevsky has found that sugarcubes glow bright green in UV light when they've been dunked in liquid nitrogen.Read more...

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Microsoft is officially cutting the Nokia branding on its Lumia handsets. From now on, its smartphones will be branded with the Microsoft Lumia name.Read more...

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On the most basic of levels, when your router goes wrong you lose the Internet: no more porn, no more kittens, nor more Facebook. But what, exactly, is going wrong to make your life so empty?Read more...

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One factor that's certainly helped in Samsung's near-domination of the Android market over the last few years is its use of Samsung-manufactured components in its vast range of Android handsets. You can therefore bet that the CEO won't be too happy to hear that LG is now manufacturing top-end silicon of its own. Read more...

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Allegedly, this is the first look at the full Ultron, the evil robot that is set to wreak havoc in Avengers: Age of Ultron, the second installment of the series directed by Joss Whedon. It really looks like one menacing son of a gun. Read more...

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