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Here's a new feature of iOS 8 that we weren't expecting: Apple announced tonight that the new software makes it impossible for Apple to turn over the data on an iOS 8-equipped iPhone or iPad to U.S. law enforcement, even in the presence of a search warrant. Chalk one up for privacy.Read more...

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Continuing his fantastic series of macro shots of the eyes of animals, here is Suren Manvelyan's Animal Eyes 3. The close up shots of the fish and reptiles and other animals in this series look positively alien when seen up close. I thought they were artist's rendering of deep space planets from a sci-fi movie.Read more...

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Have you ever thought that everyday activities like, say, summoning your family for dinner, need a little more drama? Bttn, a giant, shouty, Wi-Fi-enabled button, is thinking yes. Read more...

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Here is Alan Holland performing his craft: woodturning. He takes a big chunk of wood, spins it on a lathe and shaves and cuts it down into something much more detailed. It's painstaking work but it looks absolutely rewarding. Getting to the finished product is like discovering something that was hidden underneath.Read more...

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I just spent some time with the New Nintendo 3DS at the Tokyo Game Show, and based on first impressions, the upcoming handheld looks like it could be great.Read more...

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The long-running Blackberry/Porsche hookup has just pumped another device onto the BB10 landfill, with the release of the catchily-named P'9983, which is like a regular BlackBerry, but with a Porsche logo and slightly more angles. Read more...

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Mount Hua is a picturesque mountain that stretches 7000 feet into the sky in China with a plank walk that's absolutely terrifying even with a harness on. So naturally, Mark Laurence decided to remove his harness and take a stresful stroll on the impossibly narrow path. Read more...

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You downloaded iOS 8 . You checked out the hidden features . We gave you some suggestions on cool keyboards to try, but ugh—who wants to use words? Keymoji is here to phase out the pesky letters from all your digital communication. Read more...

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It's been a few years since e-ink Kindles took a big step forward. 2012's Kindle Paperwhite was the last big splash. But now Amazon's got a new, beautiful, premium e-reader for you to read words off of. This is the Kindle Voyage. Read more...

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Last year, Amazon's Kindle tablets really grew up. They got fantastic and stylish new design, and a software update to back it up . This year, Amazon's trotting out a new 8.9 Kindle Fire HDX with faster guts. You won't find a 7-inch version if that's what you're looking for, but Amazon does have some staggeringly cheap new Kindle Fire HDs to take its place for just $100 a pop.Read more...

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Every night is a good night to spend with the intergalactic gang stranded on the Satellite of Love. They're out there in the not-too-distant future, enduring the worst, cheesiest films made on the planet Earth, and yet: They. Just. Keep. Riffing. Their high spirits have spared the world we know from Dr. Forrester's domination, for goodness sake!Read more...

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Since ancient times , iPhone owners have cursed the dreaded Autocorrect. They've lived in fear that the Apple monstrosity will get them fired, alienate them from parents, and generally destroy all forms of meaningful relationship. With iOS 8, however, the autocorrect function has a devilish new counterpart: Apple's QuickType can spit out entire sentences by autocompleting every single word. Over at The Verge, Josh Lowensohn decided to let the new software do just that, and the results speak for themselves. Just try explaining these drunk texts at three in the morning. [The Verge]Read more...

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When Hurricane Edouard came whooshing over North Atlantic this week, one little drone was ready. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Coyote is neither especially big nor especially tough-looking, but it flew where no pilot—and no drone—had ever flown before. This is the future of storm hunting. Read more...

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Dyson is renowned as much for its inventions as the way it makes them—a process The New Yorker once described as "a second industrial revolution." That's why the James Dyson Foundation was created: To foster and promote young inventors. Today, the organization announced the national winner of its annual Dyson Award, and Gizmodo chatted with the inventor to find out more. Read more...

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And you thought the flying toasters were a sight to behold. This animated jam is a treasure trove of more marvelous machines that shouldn't exist. But why are they all wired up like that?Read more...

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The cost of the instruments needed to run a hospital or a lab is often exorbitant—but what if doctors and scientists could simply print their own tools from an open library of designs? That's what a paper published today suggests.Read more...

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Since 2011, Honolulu's been busy building a $5.2 billion solution to help alleviate the mind-blowing traffic congestion that's come to define life on Oahu's South Shore. The Honolulu Rail Transit Project is a 20-mile, 21-station elevated train—and it will be the first completely driverless rail system in the U.S.Read more...

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At some point between the terrible twos and terrifying threes, most of us embarked on a pilgrimage to the great ceramic bowl in the sky. It was a long journey, which left in its wake frustrated parents, soiled sheets, and tiny mounds of ill-timed poop. But over time, with practice and patience, we collectively conquered the art of potty usage. Read more...

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Even something as simple as making toast involves a whole lot of complex science that most of us don't even think about. But when dinner preparation involves a chemistry set full of spices, you'll be hard pressed to not wonder about all the chemical reactions going down in your dinner.Read more...

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We just got our hands on a pre-production beta unit of Canon's latest DSLR, the 7D Mark II . We wasted no time in hitting the streets to grab some shots for your viewing pleasure. Read more...

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Now that iOS 8 is finally here, many an iPhone user has eagerly swiped over to the update screen only to find that the greedy install package just won't fit. But don't worry—you don't have to go on a deleting rampage. All it takes is a few simple workarounds, and you can have your iOS 8 and keep your data, too. Read more...

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When it comes to cup holders, most of us are just looking for a place to secure our drinks while we're driving. It turns out we should be asking more of them—a lot more. Maksim Ghyvoronsky has invented a better alternative, an aftermarket set of cup holders that tilt and roll along with the motion of your vehicle, ensuring that nothing ever spills no matter how awful a driver you are.Read more...

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Following last week's announcement that iPhones would support Wi-Fi Calling , and that T-Mobile would get it right away, all the other carriers have been forced to make their plans for the service known. Lo, Verizon will get the service, albeit, a little reluctantly.Read more...

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What if you could bring your entire TV to a friend's house, all your channels and DVR programs intact? That's more of less what the Slingbox app for Chromecast lets you do. With a Slingbox hooked up to your home theater and the SlingPlayer app for iOS and Android devices you could already take your content on the go, but now you can also beam that content to Google's $35 Chromecast dongle . Read more...

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A 270-degree, wraparound triple-screen theater system has just begun rolling out to very select theaters nationwide—only five, in fact—with hopes of delivering an immersive movie-going experience that succeeds where 3D has so miserably failed. I got a sneak peak at the new technology recently and it's, um, really something alright. I'm just not really sure what that is. Read more...

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