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Instead of stuffing a 30-foot long USB charging cable into your couch—the one place your smartphone needs power most—this simple power station stays hidden between cushions so you’ll never have to go hunting for it.Read more...

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Birds have a bad habit of flying directly into big machines, like planes or wind turbines. This phenomenon, dubbed “ birdstrike,” usually ends, well... badly for our feathered friends. But the key to saving these doomed birds could be another bird. Read more...

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Even though I’m not a car buff, oldtimer car shows and exhibitions attract me. One reason is hood ornaments—a distinctive aspect of each automobile that beautifully combines art, design and typography.Read more...

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Better suction, battery power, and HEPA filters are all great features to look for in a vacuum. But who cares about any of those now that Eureka has created an upright vacuum that can automatically clean hairs and threads tangled around its spinning brush roll? Never having to reach in there with scissors is a fantastic innovation.Read more...

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Comcast will abandon its $45 billion bid to acquire Time Warner Cable, according to a Bloomberg report. Unnamed sources say we might hear the news as soon as Friday. CNBC agrees. NYT agrees. This is very good news, if true!Read more...

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The days of standalone car GPS units have been numbered ever since Google Maps started turn-by-turn directions, but Garmin is still keeping them relevant by packing in smarts. The latest nuviCam LMTHD not only features a dashcam, but it can use that same lens to prevent you from crashing. Read more...

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Holding off on a Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge until you can use it as a VR headset? The new Gear VR—smaller, with a fan for ventilation—goes on sale May 8th for $200. You can preorder it here tomorrow. Read more...

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With its turquoise waters surrounded by dark red rock, Arizona’s Havasupai Falls and its surrounding area have to be the prettiest in the nation. Watch as our friends from Los Angeles Swimmin’ make the arduous hike in, then jump off some cliffs. Read more...

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On April 23rd, 2005, YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim uploaded a masterpiece of mundanity to YouTube, his newly launched video portal. Behold.Read more...

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If you’re the owner of a Sony camera with an electronic viewfinder, Sony just released a nifty little app that’ll let you take a photo without touching your camera — just wave your hand over the EVF instead. Read more...

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Acer just released a kraken. Forty different gadgets—laptops, desktops, tablets, wearables, fitness trackers, mini PCs, monitors—for the upcoming back to school season. But the most intriguing was Acer’s mysterious new gaming tablet. The Predator.Read more...

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I’m not exactly sure I know what a teleportation tunnel actually is but I’d imagine it would look a lot like this. This being swimming with a million silverside fish in the ocean. It’s beautiful, like traveling through organic warp speed or being a part of a swarm from a sci-fi movie that’s about to swallow you or something.Read more...

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The monsters in George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones are magically badass. But could dragons, direwolves and lizard-lions be scientifically plausible, on some level? Today we’re going to try to answer that question — with the help of some biology experts. Read more...

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Evidence has been piling up that neonicotinoids, a class of ubiquitous pesticides, play a role the recent decline of bees. A new study adds worrying and unexpected evidence: Bees actually prefer food contaminated with neonicotinoids—probably because it’s getting them high. Read more...

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Just when did gaming laptops get so thin and powerful? A year ago, thin meant weak—but today there are tons of sleek notebooks that can play the latest PC games at maximum levels of detail. I decided to discover which ones are actually worth your money. Read more...

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Calbuco , a stratovolcano in southern Chile, began erupting yesterday at 7pm local time. First spewing massive ash clouds then, at 10pm, erupting explosively as its fragile structure collapsed inwards. Here’s all the stunning imagery and video; we’ll keep it updated as this develops. You can see it from space!Read more...

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It’s like Christmas morning for pedestrian advocates! This week’s New York Times Magazine is all about walking, from the very act of perambulation to all the ways that the city—any city really—is best appreciated on foot. And the cover is a street-scale work of art.Read more...

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It’s an unprecedented feat: tweaking the genomes of human embryos. In a groundbreaking move, Chinese researchers have officially done it, but the announcement comes amid a whole bunch of ethical fracas .Read more...

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New way to find news? To call your friends? To buy vinyl? Make a video? Every smartphone platform has some big name software additions from Facebook, Rudy Huyn, and Hipstamatic. Let’s check ‘em out. Read more...

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Submarines are a lot like Batman, they are covered in rubber and are great fighters, but they are gadget toting stealth detectives at their core. Of the Navy’s sub force, there is no boat more capable at sleuthing under the high seas than the heavily modified Seawolf Class submarine, the USS Jimmy Carter SSN-23. Read more...

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The Army’s M4 assault rifle usually has a singular, deadly purpose: sending 5.56mm chunks of copper at things you don’t like very much. But according to Defense One, the Army is working on an attachment for the M4 that would pretty much turn it into a ray gun.Read more...

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A crane towering over a construction site might look rock solid to the naked eye, but new video processing software developed by researchers at MIT is able to accentuate and reveal its subtle motions as it sways back and forth in the wind. And it promises to have a devastating effect on enrollment at crane operator schools across the country.Read more...

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The Apple Watch reviews are beginning to pour in . All those ratings, specs, and comparisons are way too much noise to pay attention to. A more serene, peaceful way of absorbing the essence of Apple Watch is by listening to every adjective the illustrious Jony Ive has used to describe the device. Read more...

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Earlier this week, Gizmodo wrote about Philips' new $5 LED bulbs , and their 2-for-1 promotion just went live at Home Depot. They won't ship until May, but $2.50/bulb is still the best deal we've ever seen on LED lighting by far. [2-Pack Philips Soft White 60W Equivalent LED Bulbs, $5]Read more...

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