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In this age of digital bloat, you might be surprised to hear that making a game as small as possible is an attractive challenge. But this tiny implementation of chess is just that—and takes up just 487 bytes on your hard drive.Read more...

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Filming for the forthcoming—and much-troubled —Steve Jobs biopic started yesterday. With that came confirmation of the main cast that will feature in the film.Read more...

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Linux users around the world are scrambling to update their operating systems, as a new flaw known as GHOST has been shown to have the potential to cause "a lot of collateral damage on the Internet."Read more...

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If you were one of the millions of people driving over London's perpetually congested A13 highway in late November, you probably wouldn't have noticed it: Below the underpass, an eerily glowing orb surrounded by crowds of people who seemed to be crawling in and out of it.Read more...

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If you look at anything closely, you'll begin to see things you never saw before. That's why it's super fun to look at really common objects up close because it reveals a whole 'nother side, the world is both beautifully detailed and disgusting from up close. Pyanek did that in the series Amazing Worlds Within Our World.Read more...

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This movie poster by Silenzio actually shows 35 different movies coming out in 2015, all represented with just one icon. Can you tell which movie is which? Some are easy because the sequel numbers are listed while others are just a little bit tougher. How many can you recognize?Read more...

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The 2015 Nuremberg Toy Fair in Germany goes into full swing tomorrow, but images have already started rolling in from those in attendance. There are tons of pictures being beamed out via twitter and various websites and I will try to consolidate them into this extremely picture heavy post.Read more...

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This is a concept design for a retro-futuristic steam train that can run on or off the rails. And holy crap is it gorgeous.Read more...

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Tired of using your mouse cursor to scroll and click through the web? No, probably not—but a new web browser may give you the option to unplug the sucker anyhow. It's called Vivaldi, and it springs from the mind of the co-founder and former CEO of Opera. In other words, a man who knows his browsers. Read more...

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Some guys essentially weaponized a drone by strapping Roman Candles onto the flying machine and making it fly around and shoot fireworks at people (themselves). The video made by PIEROGRAM is totally crude but is also a preview of how the world will end. Death by laser shooting drones and human stupidity.Read more...

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The jolly good life of a pirate was not a jolly healthy one, what with the syphilis and scurvy and ship-raiding. Archeologists excavating Blackbeard's flagship off the coast of North Carolina have unveiled their latest findings: a cache of medical instruments that include this rather horrifying urethral syringe. Read more...

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On January 27th, 1880, Thomas Edison was awarded a patent for an incandescent lamp. It was still two years before his first power grid would flicker to life in NYC , and Edison was living on the precipice of a new age. Oh, how things have changed.Read more...

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Though the technology is ludicrously outdated, Nixie tubes have actually remained a popular alternative to LEDs and LCD displays—at least in devices where function follows form. So it's no surprise that MB&F, known for its over-the-top watches and music boxes , has embraced them on its new Nixie Machine clock that people won't be staring at just to read the time.Read more...

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I'm not sure there's anything more frustrating than tech that promises you every feature and widget and benefit you could want, delivers them, but then also just breaks all the time. We all have our love-hate tech relationships. What's yours? Read more...

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Charles Townes, the physicist whose work would help lay the foundations for the development of the laser died today. He was 99. His career also ranged far beyond an interest in lasers, into astronomy and a fascination with spirituality.Read more...

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Most Americans have no idea what Bitcoin is. A survey from Bitcoin organization Coin Center using Google Consumer Surveys showed 65% of respondents call themselves "not familiar at all" with Bitcoin. Read more...

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During Apple's earning call when the company revealed how they had sold a shit-ton of iPhones (74.1 million to be exact), Tim Cook also gave us a little update on another highly anticipated iDevice saying the long-awaited Apple Watch will actually ship sometime in April. Read more...

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It's easy to forget that drones are essentially flying computers. And as autonomous flight features become the new standard , drones are quickly becoming computers that think for themselves—which is exactly why Maldrone is such scary software.Read more...

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LED bulbs are not only more energy-efficient than the incandescents they're slowly making extinct, they also run cool to the touch. Which means if you're bored by their uninspired shape, you can snap on these wonderful 3D-printed hanging skyscrapers that glow like stalactites, turning your living room into an art-deco oasis.Read more...

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The FCC released a blunt warning to hotels today: Stop blocking guests' personal Wi-Fi connections. Read more...

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Today, Dubai International Airport announced that it's reached a milestone. It is now the busiest airport in the world for international travelers, a claim that has long belonged to Heathrow, in London. Here's the thing: It won't be for long. Read more...

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Laying new a transoceanic internet cable is a massive undertaking—laying one across the Arctic especially so. Arctic Fibre has grand plans to venture across the ice and the unmapped ocean floors, threading a trans-Arctic cable to finally connect London and Tokyo directly. Here's how. Read more...

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Michelin and Bridgestone have been racing to take the air out of everyone's tires—but in a good way. Both companies have been developing open-air wheels that will never puncture or deflate, and while they've mostly seen use in research and military vehicles to date, John Deere will finally offer a ride-on mower that uses Michelin's see-through Tweels.Read more...

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What does a world-class city need these days? Museums, skyscrapers, leafy parks, and, perhaps, a custom typeface. Read more...

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Most people don't bother reading the terms and conditions when they download apps. They're boring! The downside of swiping and tapping without actually looking is that we often allow broad access without thinking, like downloading an app that wants to read all your text messages and not even knowing you did it. This video shows how unsettled people get when they realize exactly what they've been saying yes to on their phones. Read more...

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