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Despite the fact that Sony has absolutely no plans to release The Interview in any way anytime soon, a new promo just popped up on YouTube . Somewhere out there, a PR intern is about to have a very, very bad day.Read more...

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CNN is reporting that whoever hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment did so by stealing credentials from a systems administrator. They're currently citing unnamed U.S investigators as their source. CNN's sources also claim that the stolen credentials are what led them to conclude that this was not an "inside job" by some employee at Sony who was paid off or disgruntled.Read more...

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Aside from creating cool illustrations and infographics from his clients, Jacob O'Neal runs Animagraffs, site where he reveals the inner workings of objects like handguns, speakers, car or jet engines with great detail. Going through his motion graphics is always interesting.Read more...

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So you've no doubt heard about American cinemas' near unanimous decision to pull The Interview from theaters. Not to be outdone in cowardice, Paramount is also telling some theaters to not play 2004's Team America: World Police in its place in deference to our new cultural overlords in Pyongyang. Read more...

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For years, Sony's smartphones have been competent but uninspired . Maybe product placement in Spectre, the Bond flick whose script was recently leaked , can help? At the very least, these product-placement pitches, sent from Sony's electronics team to its movie studio, show that Sony could be fancying up its flagship smartphone for Hollywood and beyond. Read more...

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For the forgetful art lover in your life comes this simple collection of multi-colored sticky notes that when arranged together bear a striking resemblance to one of Piet Mondrian's Composition pieces. But you won't need millions of dollars to adorn your office with this functional masterpiece.Read more...

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There are all kinds of reasons why you might want to filter tweets based on a location—from breaking news to travel tips—and new Android app Castround makes the process much simpler than it is on the Web. Here's how to use it and several alternative approaches you can try.Read more...

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The global telecom network Signal System 7 helps phone carriers across the world, including AT&T and Verizon, route calls and texts. It's also apparently perforated with security holes that lets hackers and spies listen to your calls and read your texts. It's so bad the ACLU's chief technologist told me that people worried about being snooped should just not use their cell phone to make calls. Privacy: Remember that?Read more...

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There's an impressive art auction at Profiles in History today and tomorrow featuring everything from wax figures to theme park blueprints. Here's some of the coolest (and weirdest) stuff from it, if you're still looking to get me something for Christmas. For instance, the Alice in Wonderland concept painting above by legendary Disney artist Mary Blair would look great on my wall. And it's only expected to set you back about $12,000 to $15,000!Read more...

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What do you want to be when you grow up? A baseball player? A doctor? A blogger (LOL)? How about a badass who carves caves through the Earth to improve the lives of millions in America's greatest city? That sounds pretty heroic. And right now, hundreds of hard hat-wearing workers are tackling that grand task underneath New York.Read more...

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In the wake of Sony Pictures canceling its release of The Interview , some theaters with actual balls opted to show Team America: World Police as a protest. No such luck, as theaters are now reporting they've been told not to show the film by Paramount. It's a staggering act of cowardice. Read more...

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This has to be one of the grossest and coolest things I've seen in a while: A guy cutting a giant rubber band ball in half. At one point it feels like the thing is alive and getting ready to jump on the dude's face and suck his bodily fluids out of his eyes, mouth, and nostrils. Disgusting spaghetti monster.Read more...

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Berlin lies hundreds of miles from the nearest ocean. But, that didn't stop one determined man from discovering a rare local break, then teaching himself to surf it. This is his story. Read more...

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As a kid, I strapped a Nerf gun to my bicycle so I could dive bomb the neighborhood kids while traveling—I imagined—at five times the speed of sound. As an adult, I've carried a foam-firing blaster to no fewer than three jobs. But a funny thing happened earlier this year: I realized my old guns weren't any good anymore.Read more...

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I initially thought this was a photo of a real art installation reflecting on the the objectification of women. It is not. It's a computer generated cutaway of a futuristic sex robot made by French 3D artist Cesar Vonc. After seeing this, I don't think I would be able to get aroused by a sex robot ever become available Read more...

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In order to keep its pilots out of enemy cross-hairs but still be able to deliver devastating strikes against hardened bunkers, the USAF has spent the better part of two decades developing a family of long-range, semi-autonomous cruise missiles called the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile. And the latest JASSM progeny now can hit targets more than twice as far as its predecessors.Read more...

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When the FBI seized the Silk Road 2 and other popular darknet markets, it was a dark day for people who buy illegal shit online. But it turned out to be a great day for Evolution , the largest market that didn't get shut down in the raid. Read more...

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If you want to follow conversation threads relating to this show on social media—whether Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, Tumblr—you know to look for the hashtag: #99pi. In our current digital age, the hashtag identifies movements, events, happenings, brands—topics of all kinds. The "#" didn't always have this meaning, though.Read more...

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Giant robot insects. Sci-fi fodder of legitimate scientific inquiry? Now it's both. Biomechatronics researchers from Bielefeld University in Germany created a walking and functioning robot insect, about three feet long, named Hector. Yes, they named it.Read more...

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As a happy MacBook Air user, I'm ashamed to admit that I have Microsoft's stupid Surface Pro 3 holiday jingle stuck in my head. If the ad blitz (or the positive reviews ) has convinced you to try out Microsoft's hybrid device yourself, here's the best deal we've ever seen on it. - ShepRead more...

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If you were to send me an email right now, a number of things would happen. My wrist would vibrate. My pocket would vibrate, light up, and make a sound. A pop-up would appear in the corner of my laptop screen. A counter next to a small icon of an envelope would increase in my Google Chrome window. I'll twitch and squirm and swear in frustration but I need all these things to happen, I swear. Still, I probably won't answer your email.Read more...

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The robot waiter has arrived! In China. At one restaurant. Yes, the robot waiter has been the promise of the future for decades. But just like humanoid robotics as a whole, it has yet to get past the novelty phase. It's nearly the year 2015 and sadly we're still waiting for robot waiters to go mainstream.Read more...

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We've got computer graphics software that's so powerful it can generate images that make it seem like dinosaurs are back. But they still can't compare to the simple satisfaction you get from making a really complex hypotrochoid or epitrochoid with a marker and some perforated gears. So Nathan Friend was kind enough to build a browser-based Spirograph you're probably going to want to immediately bookmark.Read more...

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When Google rolled out the 5.0 Lollipop update for Android Wear, it brought with it a number of cool features, not least the ability to install any watchface from Google Play (rather than just the ones pre-installed on your device). What's more, you can now manage them from your smartphone more easily. Here's how to change the look of your smart wristwatch.Read more...

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It's already Hanukkah, it's almost Christmas, and it's definitely the general holiday season. That's great if you like spiked eggnog, but not so good if you haven't bought gifts yet. Don't worry. There should be something in one of our many gift guides and Bests collections that your loved ones will like enough not to return for cash. Read more...

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