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You might remember Movidius as one of the key companies that enable the 3D mapping powers of Google's Project Tango phone . Today, the company is announcing the second generation of its vision processor, which has the potential to enables a slew of everyday camera enhancements for future smartphones.Read more...

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Virgin Mobile USA now has a no-contract wireless plan, sold through Walmart. It's customizable, allows you to activate up to five phone lines for a monthly fee of $7 each, and is available from August 9th.Read more...

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Vizio's new Sound Stand aims to be a simple, cheap ($250) solution for your TV's crappy sound, even simpler and more discreet than a sound bar. But even if it's cheap and convenient, the Sound Stand is less than you bargain for.Read more...

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posted about 16 hours ago on gizmodo
Whether yours is "Call Me Maybe," "Who Let the Dogs Out," "Mickey," or something equally infectious, at one time or another, you've probably had a fragment from a catchy (or obnoxious) tune stuck in your head.Read more...

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posted about 17 hours ago on gizmodo
At high school, your physics teacher probably drummed it into you that mass and weight are completely different things—but actually, they were wrong all along.Read more...

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The UK government has announced that driverless cars will be tested out on its public roads from January of 2015.Read more...

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posted about 18 hours ago on gizmodo
Solar power is one of the most reliable forms of renewable power—but it's still expensive. Now, a team has developed a smart, adaptive material that could slash the its cost in half.Read more...

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posted about 18 hours ago on gizmodo
Nintendo has released a report detailing their results for this financial year's first quarter, and the Wii U seems to be doing better. Nintendo itself, on the other hand? Eh.Read more...

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posted about 18 hours ago on gizmodo
The laziest way to send your nearest and dearest a gift is gone: Facebook has announced that it's killing off its Gifts service entirely as of August 12th.Read more...

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posted about 19 hours ago on gizmodo
Yesterday, Senator Patrick Leahy introduced a revised version of his USA FREEDOM legislation, the USA FREEDOM Act of 2014, which focuses on telephone record collection and FISA Court reform. While this bill is not a comprehensive solution to overbroad and unconstitutional surveillance, it is a strong first step. EFF urges Congress to support passage of the bill without any amendments that will weaken itRead more...

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posted about 20 hours ago on gizmodo
In the ongoing spat between Amazon and Hachette over pricing , Amazon has now called for Hachette to simply cut its e-book prices—a move which, it claims, will lower consumer prices on digital titles and provide writers with a larger paycheck at the same time.Read more...

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posted about 20 hours ago on gizmodo
It wasn't long ago that we got Windows Phone 8.1, which introduced Cortana and all kinds of other features that helped finally make Windows Phone good enough . Now another WP update is on the way, and it comes bearing folders. Read more...

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posted about 23 hours ago on gizmodo
This guy's name is Adam Delorme, although I will just go ahead and call him Darth Delorme. Or His Wizardness Lord Delorme of Snow. He can go by either name. Like the rest of the skiers in the documentary Less, his skiing seems more like an act of magic than actual skiing. At one point I thought it was all CGI.Read more...

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posted about 24 hours ago on gizmodo
This goliath grouper sure isn't happy about sharing the waters with us humans. It grumpily swims over to the man spearfishing, intimidates him with a little head butt and then steals the fish he caught. Even worse, he took the guy's gun for a little joy ride. It's like stealing someone's date right in front of them.Read more...

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When I saw its thumbnail I thought this was an aerial photo of someone descending into one of those bloody Siberian holes at sunset. Then I zoomed in and saw it was a monster appearing throught the ice, created by concept designer Pierre-Etienne Travers. Which is cool because the rest of his artwork is phenomenal.Read more...

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A few weeks ago, Martha Stewart breezily tweeted about "#the possibilities and opportunities" that quadcopters provide, inferring that she indeed possessed one of these new-fangled flying machines. But what is she doing with it? Thanks to an op-ed she penned for Time, now we know.Read more...

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OKCupid announced yesterday it had been messing with us —far more intrusively than Facebook had been . Among other things, the online dating site deliberately told some users they were great matches when they were in fact awful matches and vice versa. The whole scenario recalled for me, of all things, a 1998 romcom about missed connections. Read more...

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We don't run fast enough to walk on water but airplanes and boats can whip us along at speeds so fast that we can ski barefoot and even do fun workout tricks like push ups without sinking. Yeah. After seeing these guys do push ups on the surface of the water, walking on water is so passé.Read more...

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"Money For Nothing" by Dire Straits is a song remembered for many things: a dirty hook to kick things off; background vocals by Sting; a cool, early-VR-style video; and the inevitable Weird Al parody. It was a successful single on Brothers in Arms, a successful album that was one of the first major hits on those shiny, new-fangled compact discs. Read more...

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Even the most zoo-friendly amongst us probably harbor mixed feelings about the undeniable psychological and physical toll that captivity takes on animals. The Danish architects at Bjarke Ingels Group think they've designed a better way. A Zootopia, if you will, where humans are usually hidden from animals by grass shelters and mirrored pods. Read more...

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You board the plane and instinctively duck to clear the overhead container doors. They're all full already, so you cram your carryon under the seat in front of you while the slob next to you reaches across your face to adjust the reading light. No more: one design firm's new cabin concept eliminates all those problems.Read more...

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When we heard that Comcast was bullying Netflix into paying for better connectivity, we foresaw a sad streaming future . When news slipped that Verizon was doing the same thing, that pretty much confirmed it . Now Mashable is reporting that Netflix also has a similar streaming deal in place with AT&T, thus completing the trifecta of terrible. Read more...

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Michael Stevens explains why darkness moves faster than light in this new episode of Vsauce. I usually find these explainers interesting because they delve not only into multiple science disciplines but often they touch philosophical questions too. This one really blew my mind.Read more...

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Scientists have found the secrets of the old ship unearthed in 2010 under the ruins of the Twin Towers. First, the large vessel—buried under 22 feet (6.7 meters) of soil and wreckage—was built around the same time the Declaration of Independence was signed. There's more—but there's also one big mystery left unsolved.Read more...

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If ThinkGeek's Star Trek Borg Cube mini-fridge didn't do it for you, maybe its follow-up effort will get your geeky juices flowing. Drawing inspiration from another cubic pop culture icon, this Rubik's Cube fridge doesn't spin so it can never, ever be solved. However, it does solve the problem of how to keep ice cold beverages under your desk at work.Read more...

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