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As smartwatches get more and more capable, many have wondered how luxury watch makers will compete. Will Rolex eventually introduce a timepiece with smartphone notifications? One company that might have the answer is Britain's Christophe & Co. who's developed a smart bracelet called the Armill that blends luxury and technology into a wearable accessory for the extremely wealthy.Read more...

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Sony just made PlayStation immeasurably better by ditching its own Music Unlimited service for Spotify, bringing the world's most popular (and arguably best ) on-demand streaming service to the word's most popular next-gen gaming console.Read more...

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It's difficult to track the growth of cities across multiple countries in a consistent way—especially considering tools like satellite imagery have only been around for a few decades. But this week, the World Bank Group released the results of an unprecedented, decade-long analysis of one of the world's most interesting boom regions: East Asia. Read more...

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Nickelodeon and its parent company Viacom just announced that it will be following in the well trodden footsteps of HBO , Sling TV , and (perhaps the misguided) CBS by creating a monthly subscription-based video service.Read more...

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It's certainly a thrill when a bag of microwave popcorn starts its cacophony of tiny explosions, but the magic is hidden away inside a paper bag, masking the thrill of popping corn. So designer Jolene Carlier re-imagined the hot air popper with her Popcorn Monsoon that's as entertaining as watching a hamster dash through a plastic maze.Read more...

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Hello, friends. Welcome to BitStream, a new roundup of awesome news fit for the TL;DR format. It's a bum rush of information to your brain. Daily.Read more...

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Right now, I am visiting New York. There are not many vending machines here, like there are in Osaka, where I live. Surely, there must be a good reason for Japan having all those vending machines. Turns out, there are several.Read more...

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It's not quite as detailed as the version many thought Lego had leaked in a video a few months ago, but it turns out the SHIELD Helicarrier is very much a real set and is as awesome as anyone could have hoped for.Read more...

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Over time, things sure do get weird when it comes Facebook friend requests. [Truth Facts]Read more...

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If you think that good code is a plain, expressionless and elegant string of characters that is, at its best, utterly anonymous, think again. New research suggests that programmers have ways of writing code, which can be used as a digital fingerprints.Read more...

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The idea of capturing some energy from you constant writhing and wriggling ins't new—but this small, flexible device certainly is. The postage stamp-sized circuitry, once attached to the skin, could generate electricity to power the gadgets secreted about your person.Read more...

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This new image of galaxy Messier 82, acquired by astronomers from Chalmers University of Technology, is said to be "the sharpest astronomical image ever taken at very long radio wavelengths." In fact it's clear enough to show tiny, bright dots that are thought to be supernova remnants.Read more...

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Upon his return from 6 weeks volunteering with the King's Sierra Leone Partnership at a number of Ebola isolation facilities in Freetown, Tom Boyles considers the endgame of the Ebola epidemic.Read more...

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Filmmaker and visual effects specialist Michael Shanks created this surreal video showing ATP's number one Novak Djokovic playing a crazy tennis match against a computer generated M1 Abrams tank. It's a shame the video it's only 58 seconds long, I would happily watch the entire match.Read more...

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The digital world runs on binary . But while numbers made up of ones and zeroes is easy enough to get your head round, what happens when you need to express a negative number in digital form?Read more...

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Well, that didn't take long. After Microsoft bought the hit email app Acompli (it was even one of our favorite apps of last year ) last month, they turned it around pretty quickly into an official Outlook app for iOS and Android. Outlook joins Office as Microsoft continues its mobile software push beyond Windows Phone.Read more...

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The BBC flew a drone over the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp today to show off what it looks like and it's absolutely haunting. Over a million people died in this concentration camp from 1940 to 1945. It's been 70 years since the Soviets liberated the camp and it's still so tragic to see.Read more...

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Super Bowl Sunday is only a few days away and all anyone really wants to talk about is deflated footballs. We don't care about any of that. We just like to see how things get made. Here's a NY Times video that shows you the inside of a Wilson Football Factory. They get sewed together, flipped inside out, stitched, shaped and pumped.Read more...

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This is the European Space Agency's test spaceplane, which is planned to go on a 100 minute mission without a crew on February 11. It will blast off from Kourou, French Guiana. Read more...

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All those fantastic special effects in Marvel's and other sci-fi movies are child play compared to something real like the Advanced Test Reactor core at the Idaho National Laboratory. The blue glow is caused by something called the Vavilov-Cherenkov radiation:Read more...

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Feeling a bit under the weather? Have some chocolate: the best medical minds of the seventeenth century claim that it'll cure just about anything. Seriously. Read more...

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AdBlock's been around the internet for ages, but it only extends to the edges of your browser window. What if a device existed that could block logos and brand names from the world around you? Read more...

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Someone posted this photo on Reddit with this title: "So I got a glimpse of the future this morning..." And indeed, we are going to see this more and more in a near future. I am a big fan of virtual reality that can really fool your brain. I want to live in other worlds, but the consequences are not going to be pretty.Read more...

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When Ricardo Brown from Spokane, Washington got his most recent bill from Comcast, he had an extra special reason to be dismayed. It wasn't the pricey charges—we're all used to that by now. No, it was that on this particular bill, Comcast appears to have misspelled his name. By replacing it with the word "Asshole."Read more...

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The internet is full of lies, hoaxes, and misinformation. And we, we are only human. Whether it's with some dumb fake news site or a viral photo that won't die or an misread Onion headline, we've all been a proven too gullible at some point. Tell us your most embarrassing story. Read more...

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