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The next time you’re staring down a tough cleaning job—be it removing paint, rust, or lasagna off of a baking dish—don’t waste your time with harsh chemicals, sand paper, or scrubbers. Get yourself a 1,000-watt laser and blast away that filth and grime in just seconds.Read more...

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By scanning the brains of dogs, researchers from Hungary have learned that our canine companions don’t just care about what we say, it’s also very important about how how we say it. Which means they can tell when you’re feeding them a load of crap. Read more...

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The EU’s Executive Commission just ordered Apple €13 billion ($14.5 billion) plus interest for back taxes it owes Ireland. So what does that bill really mean? For the most valuable company on Earth, not much.Read more...

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Kaby Lake, Intel’s latest processor family, wasn’t supposed to exist. Earlier this year Intel announced the end of its well-known tick-tock release schedule, whereby it trots out a new processor every September. The tick is the shrinking and improvements of the current microarchitecture, while the tock is a whole new architecture. Instead last year’s “tock,” Skylake, was going to hang around a while, with no new “tick” in sight.Read more...

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Anker’s original SoundBuds still hold the title of your favorite affordable Bluetooth headphones , but if you can’t get them to sit correctly in your ears, the new SoundBuds NB10s were designed just for you.Read more...

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In news that is so weird, you almost won’t believe it, a Russian man has volunteered to be the victim for the world’s first head transplant, which two doctors want to perform early next year. Valery Spiridonov—a 31-year-old Russian man who operates an educational software company out of his home in the small city of Vladimir, Russia—suffers from Werdnig-Hoffmann disease, which confines him to a wheelchair. The disease is genetic and usually fatal, a disorder “that wastes away muscles and kills motor neurons—nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that help move the body.”Read more...

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Spend enough time scrolling through social media and you’ll find one: A photo that’s too strange to just be “creepy,” too puzzling to just be “mysterious,” too sinister to just be “weird.” That, my friends, is an image that’s been cursed.Read more...

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People in prison are so damn resourceful that they can turn a pen, a Walkman, a couple of paper clips, a few rubber bands, and a set of batteries into a fully functional tattoo gun. The motor, battery pack, and switch come from a Walkman that’s torn apart, the ink obviously comes from the pen, the needle is made from the paper clip, and the rubber bands hold it all together. Read more...

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Call me a coward, but getting bashed in the face by a scary Russian dude with a massive shield is not my idea of a good sporting time.Read more...

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Conceptually I hate proposal videos; they feel emotionally cheap, but moreover, I’m one of those heartless single people who is neither endeared nor disdainful of happy couples.Read more...

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It’s called the Schlieren effect and it means that you can see stuff that’s invisible to the human eye, like changes in air density. So when you turn on a hair dryer, you can see the blast of air it shoots out. When you open a can of Coke, you can see what’s escaping into the air. When you rub your hands, you can see the heat surrounding them. Read more...

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The New Yorker’s social media editor Saira Khan went ballistic in a lengthy Twitter rant about her experience as a Facebook curator. Her tirade comes just three days after Facebook fired all human curators from its trending news operation. Read more...

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Black Flag Meet The World’s Luckiest Dog | Lifehacker All the Best Movies Coming to and Leaving Netflix in September 2016 | io9 Legendary Actor Gene Wilder Dies at 83 | Kotaku No, Steam Isn’t Offering ‘Special Exemptions’ For No Man’s Sky Refunds |Read more...

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In November of 1975, Australia faced one of the most uncertain periods in its political history. The Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam, was unexpectedly dismissed (which is to say fired) by a man named John Kerr, the Governor-General of Australia. Rumors have swirled for years about whether the CIA or British intelligence services had anything to do with it. And while a new document obtained by Gizmodo doesn’t answer that question, it does add a bit of color to the mystery.Read more...

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Mark Zuckerberg continues to making news on his Italy trip, the latest being an update on the AI he’s building to help around the house. The Facebook founder revealed he’ll be ready to demo the assistant he’s been working on throughout 2016 next month. He also revealed that, “much to [her] chagrin,” his wife Priscilla cannot use the technology quite yet.Read more...

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I totally expected a supercut of touching in movies to be a bit on the creepy side but this compilation actually handles it with a surprising amount of grace. It includes some meaningful touchy scenes like Finn holding a light saber for the first time in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, fingers grazing the ring in Lord of The Rings, Ava in Ex Machina feeling her own prototype mounted on a wall, Wall-E and EVE embracing and so on.Read more...

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Last week, we asked you to imagine what President Obama was actually looking at while wearing a virtual reality headset. Read more...

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The world’s most famous human ancestor, an extinct hominid named Lucy, died after falling from a tall tree, according to scientists. It’s a revelation that points to tree-dwelling behavior in recent evolutionary history, but some scientists aren’t convinced. Read more...

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We’re coming up on the 7th anniversary of the star-studded, horror comedy Zombieland. That also means we’re coming up on the 7th anniversary of talk about a sequel. However, now that the original film’s writers have a new monster hit movie under their belt, they’re back at it.Read more...

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Wasting beer is usually indefensible—unless you plan on blowing up whole kegs with dynamite. Read more...

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In its heyday, You’re The Man Now Dog (YTMND) rode the cresting wave of early mainstream online communities, alongside its brethren like 4chan, Something Awful, and Newgrounds. The site allowed anyone to pair a gif (animated or not) with looping sound, to be voted on and shared by other users. At its peak, YTMND had four million monthly users.Read more...

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Facebook unceremoniously fired at least 15 editors from its trending news team on Friday, as Quartz first reported. The decision to eliminate humans came three months after Gizmodo’s reporting revealed the inner workings of the trending news group, including allegations from former curators that their colleagues suppressed conservative news.Read more...

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Mark Zuckerberg likes to give. He gave us Facebook. He gave us the hoodie as a work uniform. He gave us his mop dog .Read more...

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This mirror being smashed into a million pieces by a hammer at a 120,000 frames-per-second is a true sight to see. The Slow Mo Guys are back at it, showing us some more insanely delayed close ups of shattered glass.Read more...

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Apple just sent out press invites for its next major event. As expected, the event will take place on September 7. Like last year, the iPhone event will be at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.Read more...

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