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The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has been hacked three times over the course of the last three years according to a recently published NextGov report.Read more...

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You know how hard it is to buy anything from your smartphone. You need to look up your card details, tap them out precisely on the tiny screens and pray for the best. PayPal wants to make that process a snap. Read more...

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When someone at Reuters designed this, they probably didn't expect that it would be interpreted as a Venn diagram. But once you see it that way, it's impossible to unsee. Just what are its values? [Reddit]Read more...

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Let's face it, same-day deliveries right to your front door are expensive. Amazon's throwing money at it. So is Google , and smaller players like Instacart and Postmates. The latest player in the game? Uber. Read more...

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Right after Robin Williams' daughter, Zelda Williams, was bullied off Twitter after her father's seat, Twitter promised to do…something to improve its policies. Less than a week later, the social network has taken its first steps in that direction. Read more...

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Speed painting can be purposefully misleading but it's always fun to have your brain pump in that delayed "Ohhhh" reaction once you realize what's going on. You feel like a complete idiot with your mouth open until you see it. And even then, you're not completely sure it's not sorcery.Read more...

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Being locked into one software ecosystem is the cruel fate that awaits anyone who loves technology. On our desktops and smartphones, we build prisons with companies who want our complete fealty to their apps and services.Read more...

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Hot on the heels of Cincinnati Bell comes AT&T, which is launching a gigabit broadband service in Dallas. It's the Google Fiber effect — and we're loving it! Read more...

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Snapchat isn't the most obvious place you would head to for your daily fix of headlines. But that might soon change. Snapchat is about to become a service for disappearing videos, news articles and ads. Read more...

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Makeup artist Laura Jenkinson uses makeup to create adorable cartoon characters from our childhood on her mouth. It's so creative, she uses her lips as a guide to draw the funny faces in. And it's so perfect, the cartoons look like they're just hanging out on her face.Read more...

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Obviously, it's not quite as stylized and sexy as the original Sin City but this 8-bit video game version by CineFix does a great job in mimicking the original by adding the perfect dab of color to accentuate the shadowy world of the graphic novel. The whole thing plays out like a comic strip.Read more...

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Earlier today we got a hands on with the new HTC One M8 For Windows , which we said was launching exclusively on Verizon. Now AT&T is announcing that it will also add the new One M8 to its Windows Phone offerings, although that's pretty much all we know at this point—no price or date announced yet. [AT&T via The Verge]Read more...

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In his long and celebrated life, Saturday Night Live's longtime announcer Don Pardo was sort of the ringmaster of the circus that is American comedy. He introduced Steve Martin and Bill Murray to America back in the 1970s. He introduced Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Al Franken in the 1980s. In the 1990s, it was Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon. The 2000s saw Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers. And that's only a handful of the dozens of comedians Pardo helped make famous.Read more...

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If there is such thing as a perfect motorcycle accident, this might be it: a motorcyclist crashes full speed into a car that's changing lanes. That's bad. The crash launches his body into a spinning mess in the air. That's definitely bad. But yet somehow he manages to flip and land standing up on the car's roof.Read more...

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Haim just can't move out of the shadow of the 80s. They've been compared to Wilson Phillips and lauded for their #dadrock vibes. So why not embrace it? Their new video is gloriously retro as only a sendup of a 1986 daytime talk show can be.Read more...

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Japan and the United States build phones differently. In the U.S. we want better performance, more dazzling displays, and faster processors. Japan just makes the thing look awesome . And not many have done it better than Sharp.Read more...

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Once upon a time, CDs were a shiny new technology with a promise of lasting (nearly) forever. In those halcyon days of the 1990s, museums and symphonies began transferring their archives to CDs—a decision that in retrospect may not have been so wise. The catch is that some CDs are durable and others are not; we just had no way of knowing back then. Read more...

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Back when I was a kid in the 1980s and 90s I assumed that one day governments would be able to spy on anyone from space. Where did I get this idea? From the odd sci-fi movie or three. As well as books like Future War and Weapons by Neil Ardley from 1981. The unnerving part? They weren't wrong.Read more...

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Over the weekend, we caught wind that Twitter was testing some new ways of showing you tweets in your timeline, specifically from folks that you don't actually follow. It turns out this is official policy. Get ready to see a lot of stuff you didn't ask for.Read more...

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Netflix has agreed to pay Time Warner Cable for guaranteed access to broadband—similar to the deal Netflix already has with Comcast , Verizon , and AT&T . Call it a domino effect, but the agreement—reached reluctantly on Netflix's part—will ensure the cable provider delivers on its bandwidth promises for streaming video. [Variety]Read more...

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The idea that our traffic data systems are vulnerable is not a new one . In fact, improving cyber security on our nation's infrastructure is a huge priority right now . But a new study from the University of Michigan on the vulnerabilities of traffic lights is shocking proof that we need to make some major changes, and we need to make them now.Read more...

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The auto industry spans across the globe, but America has a particular passion for pistons. Pop Chart Lab's latest print rounds up some of the best, most beautiful, and downright Americanest vehicles ever produced in this great land, from 1895 right up through 2014. Read more...

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While we've seen plenty of smart locks—and debated their effectiveness —this one's particularly nice for two reasons: It's made by a highly reputable design team, FŪZ Designs, and it's an ultraportable padlock.Read more...

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Each summer, public health officials in California make the rounds to "sentinel chickens" in semi-secret locations all over the state. These ordinary chickens just puttering around in their coops have an important job—without them, we'd be more clueless about where West Nile virus is. Read more...

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