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Is Google creeping onto Evernote's lawn? Probably not, but Google Keep is slowly adding one or two very handy features to encourage you to make it your simple note-taking app of choice. This week Mountain View engineers added the option to share notes with other people , and here's how it works.Read more...

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Do you remember the first computer game you played? What about the first program you downloaded? Unless you've just emerged Brendan-Fraser-in-Encino Man-style from the earth, wholly unaware of computers (in which case, I have several questions for you), your early digital distractions are probably years, if not decades old by now.Read more...

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Each year Lego puts out an exclusive modular building and they are always pretty special. In January of 2015, Detective's Office (10246) hits the shelves. Pricing is set at $159.99 for this 2,262 piece kit that measures over 10" high and is packed full of awesome play and gorgeous design.Read more...

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When you're an adult who drives on a regular basis, you fantasize about fast cars and other high-performance vehicles. But when you're a kid, who doesn't get to drive at all, even mundane vehicles like garbage trucks and buses are exciting. So while the thought of a tiny RC tractor might be hard for you to get excited over, you can bet your kid would love one.Read more...

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When a lot of us think about storage, we still think about that archaic method of encoding data by etching patterns into a disk. That's so 20th century. In the era of flash storage, researchers are now doing amazing things with chemical bonds—things like storing data on a single molecule.Read more...

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Some South African sheep got a nasty little surprise earlier this week when a Google-branded internet balloon came tumbling down from the heavens to say hello. The sheep are in good company, though. Because this happens—a lot. And fortunately for the conspiracy theorists among us, this means all the UFO fodder their chemtrail-addled brains can handle.Read more...

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Today in things Amazon might be working on: first, a travel site , and now, according to the New York Post, an ad-supported streaming video network. This has been previously rumored, but the Post is saying it's a done deal. Read more...

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Thanks to some clever special effects, the gadgets that Q creates for James Bond and other MI6 agents are often well ahead of their time. So much so that it's only now, more than 31 years after Never Say Never Again hit theaters, that we finally have a wristwatch with a built-in laser powerful enough to do some damage.Read more...

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My youngest niece and I could not be more different. For one, I am 42 and Arianna is 17. But we have a few things in common. Read more...

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What's hot, sweaty, and filled with sexual innuendo? I'm talking about disco—what did you think I was talking about?—but I'm also talking about the design that was created to sell this era of suddenly decadent lifestyles.Read more...

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Robots are smart and getting smarter . But will they ever actually manage to become sentient and go all Terminator on us? This video investigates that question. Read more...

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The struggling Aereo, which closed its Boston offices but refused to actually shut down , is now filing for Chapter 11 reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Read more...

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This radar image of Tokyo was acquired by the European Space Agency's Sentinel-1A satellite earlier this year. The data is so accurate that it can monitor ground movements down to a few millimetres—which helps urban planners know where they can and can't build. [ESA]Read more...

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America has the Tesla electric car, Britain has... a poop bus. Bristol Airport now has a bus that will shuttle people to Bath city centre, powered solely by human and food waste. Read more...

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It used to be that scientists all agreed that it was impossible to achieve temperatures below absolute zero, but now they realise that's not entirely true. This video explains how you can reach temperatures below absolute zero.Read more...

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We listen to our own voice when we talk – it helps us monitor what we're saying. But simultaneous interpreters have to translate one language into another in real time, so they learn to ignore themselves. Read more...

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Looking to get away? Maybe you should just add a trip to your Wish List in the hope someone buys it for you. At least, that's what you might be able to do soon, if reports of Amazon branching out into travel are accurate.Read more...

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CGI is wonderful and I love it when excellent animators use it for their films but there's something about the ol' trusty pen and pencil way of hand drawing (even if it's not done with a pen and pencil) that always makes me smile. It's like doing things simpler is sometimes better.Read more...

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Food all goes down the same but there's so much beauty in food and each ingredient that chefs like Niki Nakayam of Los Angeles Japanese Kaiseki restaurant n/naka turn the idea of putting plate of food into an art form. You're no longer eating protein and vegetables, but edible art on a plate.Read more...

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Leather is beautiful and luxurious and natural and one of the great materials of the world. However, it's absolutely gross to make. Here's the process of tanning raw hide into high quality leather. You'll see gray goops, a lot of residue, dumps of bizarre liquids and more. Worth it? I guess.Read more...

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Director, comedian, and EGOT-winning badass Mike Nichols died yesterday . Nichols got his start in comedy, first as an improviser and then as part of a duo with the equally legendary Elaine May. Read more...

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It's the cassette tape that everybody should have in their earthquake go-bag: The single "Life During Wartime" by the Talking Heads.Read more...

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I have some kind of innate deep fear/repulsion against birds and especially flocks. Watching this massive group of little winged velociraptors taking off some kind of poplar tree—there are so many that the tree is deformed by their weight—is my idea of hell.Read more...

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A potash mine in the Perm region, Russia, has collapsed, leaving behind a gigantic sinkhole in the middle of an abandoned town. It's scary but that's not the real bad news: a connected mine just few miles away sits right underneath a town full of people and houses and experts say it may collapse too.Read more...

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