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Uber is losing money faster than any technology company ever, and it’s largely because of an essential component to the company’s operations: the drivers.Read more...

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By now, there’s a Guinness World Record for just about any random accomplishment you can think of, including “most functional gadgets on a cos-play suit” which is currently held by Ireland’s Julian Checkley who managed to cram 23 different contraptions into his impressive Batsuit.Read more...

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It was going to happen soon enough: WhatsApp will now start sharing user data with the company that owns it, Facebook.Read more...

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Yesterday, a massive 6.1 magnitude earthquake rocked central Italy. It was followed by nearly 200 aftershocks, devastating whole towns and burying residents under rubble. Over 4,000 rescuers have been dispatched and the death toll has jumped to 247, the BBC reports. Read more...

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Time-lapse footage has the power to turn mundane things into the most fascinating video you’ve ever seen. Aside from making sure you don’t step in it, you’d probably barely notice ice cream melting on the sidewalk. But when the hours long process is sped up so it takes just a few seconds, you’re left with something spectacular—and an insatiable craving for ice cream.Read more...

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Elon Musk, the eccentric, car-loving billionaire whose childhood was famously chronicled in the 2001 Steven Spielberg film A.I., has apparently been waiting out the relationship between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard for at least three years.Read more...

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Is late-August too early to start planning a Halloween party that’s still over two months away? Obviously not. If anything it gives you plenty of time to order magical props and decor like this animated spellbook with a moving quill that appears to magically write spells all on its own.Read more...

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Pro tip to cyclists: sailing through the air horizontally while gripping your handlebars for dear life is the most efficient way downhill. Read more...

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And no, the X-Men aren’t in Avengers: Infinity War, according to Joe Russo. Rupert Wyatt’s next movie is a scifi project. Ronald D. Moore discusses the setting of Outlander’s next season. Blade Runner 2 gets a composer. Plus, a first look at Easter in American Gods, and new footage from Morgan and Arrow. Spoilers Get!Read more...

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You don’t need a million dollar Steinway piano to put on a captivating musical performance. You don’t even need a real piano, as Sami Elu proves, by hacking together recycled instruments, materials you’d find at a hardware store, and a bunch of unused chopsticks.Read more...

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Jalopnik A Philly Tow Truck Company Is Allegedly Setting Traps To Impound Cars | Lifehacker Find Out How Facebook Thinks You Lean Politically With This Setting | TMI The Most Interesting Wrestling Promo In Years Happened Last Night | Kotaku Hollywood’s Ghost In The Shell Cast Photos Apparently Leaked |Read more...

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For decades, tin foil fashionistas have attributed a number of sinister happenings to the atmospheric research program known as HAARP, including hurricanes, earthquakes and even the destruction of the Space Shuttle Columbia. After this week, however, it will be a lot harder to entertain those claims: On Saturday, the supposed weather-altering secret weapon is holding an open house.Read more...

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Five cities, including Cannes and Nice, have now banned women from wearing burkinis, full body bathing suits worn by some Muslim women. The deputy mayor of Nice, Rudy Salles, told the BBC the ban was “a necessity” after the terrorist attacks in Nice earlier this summer.Read more...

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Maybe you were satisfied with the X-Files revival. Maybe, like me, you were not. Either way, it could have been better . Don’t believe me? Consider this: What if it had a dog?Read more...

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Getting banned from Twitter can be incredibly easy or hard as hell. Breitbart blogger Milo Yiannopolous, for instance, only got banned last month after years of encouraging his followers to harass people. He eventually messed with the wrong person when he incited a barrage of racist harassment against Leslie Jones. After Jones said she was quitting Twitter, a lot of websites (including this one! ) wrote about the incident and Yiannopolous was removed from the site. Did it have to do with all the bad press? Who knows!Read more...

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On Wednesday, a tornado described by the National Weather Service as “large and extremely dangerous” tore through central Indiana, overturning cars and leveling a Starbucks store, Weather.com reports. Miraculously, no injuries have been reported.Read more...

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None of us will probably ever make it to the red planet but if you want to get a feel for what Mars would sound like (or hear what it’s like from inside an airlock), saddle up with this video from Cody’s Lab. He drops a camera inside a vacuum chamber and then turns down the pressure to mimic what it’s like on Mars. He actually makes it so that there’s no air inside the chamber at all, which means that sound can’t be created. It’s pretty chilling to hear that sort of silence (even if we hear silence all the time). Read more...

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The idea of re-purposing an (ideally) empty rocket fuel tank and turning it into a space habitat has been around for a long time, because it’s a really appealing idea. America’s first space station, Skylab , was designed from a Saturn V rocket’s upper-stage fuel tank, albeit one that was never filled with fuel. Now NASA has selected a company to develop habitats made from used rocket fuel tanks.Read more...

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If a new report is true, your iPhone 6 and 6 Plus might have an expiration date unrelated to failing batteries or outdated tech. Some users report that over time the touchscreen on these iPhone models becomes unresponsive, and that, eventually, a flickering gray bar will appear on the top of the screen. After that the phone is toast. While the phone may be intermittently operational afterwards, it’s unlikely to make a full recovery. What was once an attractive hunk of Apple engineering will now be a computer you operate exclusively by Siri and your tears.Read more...

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It’s hard to imagine after years of Chris Evans in the role that John Krasinski was at one point incredibly close to becoming Marvel Studio’s Captain America. Krasinski dropped out at pretty much the final hurdle, but according to him, the reason he knew he wouldn’t get it? Chris Hemsworth’s abs.Read more...

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In courtrooms across America, investors are making money through litigation financing. The process allows investors to cover the cost of a lawsuit in exchange for a share of the financial settlement. Read more...

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8Bitdo, the company behind those Bluetooth SNES and NES controllers that let you play classic 8 and 16-bit games without annoying wires, is teasing this gorgeous wooden retro desktop arcade on its Facebook page, and at the Gamescom convention currently underway in Cologne, Germany.Read more...

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Fun fact: Jason Statham has kicked more people than he has punched people in his movies. I’m glad that information occupies a part of my brain, and I’m so glad that I can share that with you so that it’ll take up a wrinkle in your brain now too.Read more...

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