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The world never looks cooler than when it does during the blue hours of dawn and dusk. Photographer Romain Jacquet Lagreze captured Hong Kong in that brief moment when daylight is just about over but nighttime hasn’t crept on yet. It looks fantastic. The chilly, icy blue makes things glimmer in stillness rather than…Read more...

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So far 2016 has been a wild ride, but there’s one less thing to keep you awake at night, terrified about the future, now that Disney Research has finally found a way to render convincing computer-generated sugar that looks and moves just like the real thing. Phew!Read more...

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Welcome to Day 76 of Palmer Watch. This week, Palmer Luckey was still nowhere to be seen as Oculus VR, the company he founded, reached a significant milestone: the release of the Oculus Touch controllers. Read more...

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Google Calendar isn’t just for remembering your appointments and meetings any more, because it now has a far more productive feature  built into it, one that helps you set goals and work toward them over time. Whether you want to start working out more often or need to finish the David Foster Wallace novel, here’s how…Read more...

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As far as jobs enshrined at the top of our impenetrable bureaucracy go, the head of the Food and Drug Administration is pretty important. The chief of the FDA is responsible for setting the course of an organization that oversees the safety and efficacy of a huge array of products that Americans use everyday, from…Read more...

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Amazon is marking down a bunch of Levi’s styles, today only. A lot of it is outerwear and tops, but there are some great deals on classic styles like the 511 or 501 for men and 711 or 710 for women. With prices like these, a Canadian tuxedo may even start to look appealing.Read more...

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Winter apparel, Anker charging gear, Mission: Impossible lead off Thursday’s best deals from around the web. Read more...

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Anker, purveyor of basically all of your favorite charging gear, is featured in today’s Amazon Gold Box with some great deals on products to give as gifts, or to keep for yourself.Read more...

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I’m not exactly sure what’s going on in this Star Wars fan film by Devin Super Tramp but I’m also pretty sure that it doesn’t really matter because it features real life versions of the speeder bike. Refashioning Jetovators, which are basically water powered motorcycles, into the style of a speeder bike basically…Read more...

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Tuesday evening, multiple Verizon cellphone users began reporting that they were unable to transmit text messages between their phones and numbers associated with other carriers. The reason why was not immediately clear.Read more...

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For many of us, memes (both dank and otherwise) are one of the primary draws of going online, a small glimmer of light in the shadow universe that is the world wide web. This week, however, one Judge Judy plaintiff swore under penalty of TV perjury that she had nothing to do with memes—or, by her own telling,…Read more...

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As it does every December, Google is in the process of posting some data-filled 2016 recaps. One that’s got our interest is YouTube’s official “top ten” of video game trailers for the year, ranked according to views.Read more...

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Amtrak trains traveling the Northeast Corridor, servicing major cities like New York, Boston, and Washington DC, are getting a $2.45 billion federal upgrade. But it won’t get you anywhere any faster.Read more...

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AT&T and Time Warner’s top brass met with a US Senate antitrust panel on Wednesday to argue that the proposed $85 billion merger of the two companies would help competition rather than hurt it. This sounds like a big, steamy pile of bullshit.Read more...

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Wildfire spread with remarkable speed around, and eventually into, the towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee beginning two weeks ago. The source of the blaze appears to be arson. The two individuals charged in connection to the fires that killed 14? Two dumb kids. Read more...

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Draymond Green, whose feet regularly find the sensitive fleshy bits between his opponents’ legs, has taken a pretty self-righteous tack in his response to critics: Green says the people who make the rules for the NBA just don’t get how human bodies work.Read more...

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Kotaku Eight Rare Games That Are Worth A Lot Of Money | Jalopnik World’s Unluckiest Bastard Hits Upon Trifecta Of Reverse Fuckups | Lifehacker How to Download Netflix Movies to Your SD Card and Save Space on Your Phone | io9 Daisy Ridley Thinks The Force Awakens Already Answered the Mystery of Rey’s Parents |Read more...

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“The Tricky” is a pro streetballer in Serbia who either has total control over inanimate objects or the ability to bend gravity, because he can make a basketball spin on pretty much anything that can loosely resemble a finger. That means the corner of books, the tips of pens, the bottom of Coca Cola bottles,…Read more...

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If Donald Trump is trying to make good on his promise to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency, he’s picked the right man to get the job done.Read more...

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President-elect Donald Trump slammed Ford in his campaign but the company has slithered ever closer to him in recent months, and now the company’s CEO Mark Fields has joined in Trump’s fight against the Environmental Protection Agency’s stringent looming fuel economy standards.Read more...

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When the next iPhone arrives next year, it might come in an additional color: Red. At least, that’s the rumor according to Japanese Apple blog Macoakara. Red, people. Are you ready for a red phone?Read more...

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I was on the Jersey Turnpike when I saw it. I was driving my family to New York for Thanksgiving and there, along the shittiest stretch of road in the shittiest state in America, I saw the Williams-Sonoma fulfillment center: a vast hangar that seemed to stretch a mile long, with shipping containers lined up along the…Read more...

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By now the mannequin challenge—the latest teen meme which is in no way challenging and does not involve any mannequins—has been attempted in just about every configuration. It swept our nation’s high schools, wormed its way into late night TV, and even graced the hallowed halls of professional wrestling. As of…Read more...

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Behold the glorious future of neural networks: disembodied faces rotating in the darkness. Research submitted to Cornell University uses deep neural networks to create detailed 3D models of faces using a single 2D picture.Read more...

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The Greenland ice sheet contains enough water to raise global sea levels 24 feet should it all melt. And a massive melt-out is exactly what seems to have happened about a million years ago, according to a groundbreaking analysis of a unique geologic sample from Greenland’s rocky underbelly.Read more...

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