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That blotch on the man's arm there isn't a bruise from where he was restrained by the police last night, it's a digital tattoo. A thin electronic film that sticks on and lets you securely unlock your phone with a tap of your arm, neck or wherever you stick it, using NFC.Read more...

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If you're prone to breaking sunglasses just hours after you've bought them, hold off on ordering a bunch of replacements in bulk until you can try the I-Ultra sunglasses from Italia Independent. They're made of stiff but forgiving rubber—everything except the lenses—so they'll require quite a bit of effort to destroy, not just an accidental fall to the ground.Read more...

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Sam Van Aken discovered that an old New York state orchard—with varieties of stone fruit 200 years old—was about to be abandoned in 2008. He bought it to save those species but also to experiment: Grafting from the existing trees he created the magical Tree of 40 Fruit, which produces over 40 types of fruit.Read more...

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I don't know which Avengers character I would love playing the most in this game. Would it be Iron Man so I get to use his crazy ass suit? Thor, for his long locks and hammer? Captain America's super shield? Ah, who am I kidding, it'd definitely be The Hulk. Read more...

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CineFix has cooked up a list showing off the top 10 movie stunts of all time. They're all fantastic and involve groundbreaking scenes where actors fight and jump off buildings, stuntmen fly, cars flip over and everyone defies death. They're all ridiculous stunts that are epically unreal in scale but manage to make your palms sweaty and heart pound when you watch them.Read more...

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After years of rumors, Amazon's first smartphone is finally, finally here. It's unique, it's can be fun, it's a pretty decent phone. And you can do better.Read more...

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NASA has revealed spectacular, newly reprocessed images of four of the most amazing supernovas ever captured by a human science instrument—the Crab Nebula (top), Tycho, G292.0+1.8, and 3C58—to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Chandra observatory. I decided to go one step further and collect them all.Read more...

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You've probably never heard of The Thing With Two Heads—much less actually seen it. In which case, believe me, you have not lived. Read more...

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Crocodile purses, polar bear rugs, ivory chalices—they're all illegal in the U.S. And no matter where they're confiscated, these pieces ends up in a warehouse outside Denver named the National Wildlife Property Repository, a haunting space filled with the frozen faces of endangered and extinct creatures.Read more...

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PSFK reports on quite possibly the best idea since "Simpson and Son's Revitalizing Tonic." A wine inspired by two of the 20th century's most profile cultural icons. Homer Simpson and Pieter Mondrian. Read more...

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Radiolab's latest episode on the Galapagos is a real doozy: tortoise sex, Judas goats, and blood-sucking maggots. But if you're a journo nerd like me, you might be paying attention to the name of Radiolab's reporter, Tim Howard—not the U.S. Secretary of Defense (sorry, folks) but the same guy behind a much cherished song of mine. Read more...

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In an earnings report released today, Microsoft confirmed what many of us had already accepted into our hearts: The Surface Mini is dead. Read more...

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Batman turns 75 this year, and over that time he's defeated so many baddies, even Alfred probably has trouble keeping track of them all. ZAP! Here's a pulp-inspired chart from Pop Chart Lab that chronicles (nearly) every crim banished from the streets of Gotham. Read more...

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Ever wonder how cruise ships are built? Well, Royal Caribbean just released a new video that sheds a little bit of light onto the process, specifically how the cabins are manufactured. It's surprisingly similar to how your Ford got built.Read more...

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"Imagen if Senfeld on TV today?" is a question often posed by @Seinfeld2000, an alternate universe of Seinfeld characters in contemporary situations told through garbled English and meme-ready Photoshop renderings. Now @Seinfeld2000's creator has invented his own 2014-appropriate language to communicate with fans: Seinfeld Emoji.Read more...

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What's this? A piece of Star Wars-themed decor that doesn't look like a grade eight craft project? There's a chance that folks who've never even seen Star Wars might actually want this Death Star rug in their living room, since its asymmetrical design doesn't scream 'science fiction movie prop'.Read more...

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You can almost hear the pitch meeting echoing through the Hollywood Hills: "It's like Anchorman, meets 2001: A Space Odyssey." And frankly, that sounds like a damn good way to spend an hour and a half. So let's hope the upcoming movie Space Station 76 lives up to the completely unfounded expectations I've created for it.Read more...

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Correctly used, condoms do a damn good job of preventing STDs (and pregnancy!). But nobody's gonna say no to an improvement that ups those odds. Say, a condom coated in antiviral gel that kills up t0 99.9% of HIV, genital herpes, and human papillomavirus. Australia just said yes, and hopefully the U.S. isn't far behind.Read more...

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This isn't a trailer for the next Tom Clancy movie. These are real U.S. Navy SEALs showing how they get into enemy territory from the sea. They get deployed in a mini-sub launched from a nuclear submarine. Then they get out as they approach the shore at night, ready to complete their mission.Read more...

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The movie Sex Tape hinges on its lead couple finding it impossible to remove their raunchy homemade porno from the apparently unfathomable depths of iCloud. Their predicament is appealingly modern, if not all that realistic (as GQ proved). It got me thinking, though: How hard is it to remove a sexually explicit video you've made from the horny corners of the internet? Read more...

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If you have ever sweated through a summer in the city, you can thank those skyscrapers all around. Tall buildings trap heat that create urban heat islands. But what if you could create a building that cools the city instead? A building skin made of a series of tubes with evaporating rainwater can do just that. Read more...

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The Skully AR-1 is the first helmet to include a heads-up display. It could change how we ride motorcycles forever. Below, you can read Indefinitely Wild's exclusive trial run.Read more...

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You may have seen this hilarious image floating around recently with the caption: "Googler leaves to join Bing at Microsoft. Here's the cake his co-workers gave him." Read more...

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I opened the Facebook chat with my Tinder coach expecting to walk away with a hilarious story. It's a coach for Tinder; how could it be anything but? But one hour, $50, and five extensively researched photos later, I had only one thought: Holy shit, that was depressing.Read more...

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If deep down you just know that science was too quick to adopt the notion that the universe doesn't revolve around the earth, with this Ptolemaic watch on your wrist you'll be reassured we're not just some random spec in the galaxy whenever you glance down to check the time.Read more...

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