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With the arrival of iOS 8 , the iPhone finally—finally!—gets access to custom keyboards, liberating your thumbs from the tyranny of Apple's tepid offering. Here's a guide to some of the best keyboards coming your way today or in the near future.Read more...

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Los Angeles School Police Department announced this week that it would be sending some controversial surplus military equipment back to the federal government. Specifically, the school police will send back three grenade launchers. In related news, LA school police had grenade launchers .Read more...

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posted about 22 hours ago on gizmodo
There's no doubt Steve Jobs left a lasting legacy at Apple. One thing he didn't leave behind: Any plans for a smartwatch. Read more...

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One of iOS 8's most talked about features is HealthKit , a new API that lets developers build various health-related apps for the iTunes store. However, right before today's iOS 8 launch , it appears that HealthKit hit a snag that made Apple to temporarily remove several apps, according to a report from 9to5Mac. Read more...

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posted about 22 hours ago on gizmodo
Somewhere near the top of the list of travel annoyances are those proprietary hotel hangers with detachable hooks designed to stop guests from stealing them. They make it impossible to hang your clothes anywhere but in the designated closet, but you can finally fight back with a simple plastic adapter called the ConvertAHanger that lets you use hotel hangers wherever you want.Read more...

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posted about 22 hours ago on gizmodo
It's no secret: the app stores run by Google and Apple are sagging under the weight of hundreds of thousands of low-quality, derivative apps. Many new releases don't get the attention they deserve if they get spotted at all. But all is not lost—put in the time and effort, and apply the right tricks, and you can quickly bring to the surface the best titles for your devices.Read more...

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posted about 22 hours ago on gizmodo
25% discounts on iTunes credit are very rare, so get one of these while you can. [ $100 iTunes Gift Card, $75]Read more...

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posted about 23 hours ago on gizmodo
There are a lot of really great updates to iOS 8 , which just launched today. We've unearthed some of the less obvious tricks and features that are going to level up your iPhone and iPad in a hurry.Read more...

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posted about 23 hours ago on gizmodo
Apple users, it's here—the final, stable, built-for-the-regular-public version of iOS 8 has arrived. Back up your stuff so you don't lose everything , and then go get that fresh new software!Read more...

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posted about 24 hours ago on gizmodo
Do you find yourself obsessing over the latest tech? Does owning the newest model smartphone or tablet feel like a need more than a desire? Well, as you can see in this comic strip from 1919, your anxiety about having the Latest New Thing is actually nothing new. In fact, you're continuing a long tradition of nerds obsessing over tech obsolescence.Read more...

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3D printers are far from a perfect technology at this point, but one of their most glaring issues is that their printing capacity is limited to the size of the machines. The print head on a 3D printer can only travel so far, which is why moving it onto a wheeled platform that's completely mobile is a brilliant idea, and could be quite a leap for the technology.Read more...

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Our multi-million dollar fleets of Predators and Reaper drones are quickly becoming the exception rather than the rule. As UAV technology continues its breakneck advance, the cost of producing even high-performance ISR drones is plummeting. This new UAV, for example, is so inexpensive and quick to create that it's practically disposable. Read more...

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iOS 8 is almost here for your iPhone and your iPad. A shiny new operating system is fun, but you probably have some questions. Here are the answers you need.Read more...

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Relax, guys. That fireball from a few weeks ago? You know, the "rocks with glowing red and orange streaks" that everyone noticed one night? Experts agree it was just a Russian spy satellite breaking up over the Rockies. Everything's fine, nothing to see here.Read more...

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Facebook is reportedly testing an app codenamed "Moments" so people can share posts with a smaller circle of friends. Read more...

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3D scanning and printing has changed the way medicine is practiced and businesses are run, but some of the less life-altering things it does are no less awesome. Take Tom Burtonwood's Folium, a book of printed "pages" that each contain a different piece of art you can actually feel with your hands. Read more...

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At last, it's done. The biggest spaceship size chart ever created is now complete and fully operational. 4,268 x 5,690 pixels of technological terror that includes everything from the smaller Star War ships to EVE. According to its author, Dirk Loechel, this is the last update. It's epic. Read more...

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If you roll your eyes when someone claims that inhabiting a massive luxury RV counts as "camping," you're not going to like this. As if showers, giant TVs, and microwaves weren't already overkill enough, a bunch of crazy German automakers have created what is possibly the world's first motorhome with a convertible roof, letting you experience Mother Nature in total, windblown comfort.Read more...

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Every month, the bills get paid on time. The emails get answered, and any orders filled. Which, for HeavensGate.com, is positively extraordinary. Because as far as the public is aware, every last member of the suicide cult died 17 years ago from a cocktail of arsenic and apple sauce. A few stayed behind, though. Someone had to keep the homepage going.Read more...

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Details about two new upcoming Kindle readers have leaked online. Read more...

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Remember Horizon, the brilliant little iOS app that let you shoot horizontally-oriented videos no matter what angle you were holding your smartphone? It's finally available on Android, ensuring your Moto X isn't going to pollute YouTube with horrible portrait-oriented videos. Do the world a favor and download it, after all, it's free. [Google Play Store - Horizon via The Next Web]Read more...

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The idea of floating in orbit, protected from the void by mere inches of material, is one we've grown pretty blasé about over the years. But it's a terrifying, marvelous, sublime thing—and a new exhibit of rare NASA photos attempts to remind us of that fact. Read more...

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Consider the SR-71 Blackbird. It was meant to be used as a high altitude, high velocity recon aircraft. It was, and still is, one of the Air Force's greatest accomplishments, technologically speaking.Read more...

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In the run-up to the iPhone 6 announcement, the rumor-mill had basically decided that we were getting a strengthened sapphire screen — something that ultimately proved to be completely false. TIME has an excellent breakdown of why Apple didn't go the sapphire path. Read more...

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Are you a Russian oligarch, struggling endlessly to find gratuitous gifts to buy your other Russian oligarch friends? Well, put down that bedazzled-platinum Apple Watch: nothing beats a solid-gold 9kt PS4 or Xbox One.Read more...

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