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There are all kinds of reasons you might want to minimize the power draw of your laptop or desktop. To save battery, of course, but also to keep your electricity bills lower and reduce your impact on the planet. Here are all the ways you can knock down the amount of power your computer is drawing.Read more...

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In a surprise move, RT (formerly known as Russia Today) has been banned from posting articles, photos, and videos to Facebook. The ban was instituted yesterday after RT allegedly ran a pirated stream of Obama’s last press conference. The ban is scheduled to be lifted at 2:35pm ET on Saturday, the day after Trump’s…Read more...

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In December, Rick Perry enthusiastically accepted the nomination to be Donald Trump’s secretary of energy—unfortunately for both Perry and the American people, he had no idea what the fuck he was signing up for. According to a New York Times report, Perry originally believed the job was being “a global ambassador for…Read more...

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You can lead a drug company to public shame, but you can’t make it feel remorse.Read more...

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In September, Big Dairy settled a lawsuit for over $50 million, which claimed it conspired to kill off 500,000 cows in an effort to gouge milk prices. Now, milk lovers in 15 states can potentially reap the rewards of this lawsuit by visiting the website, boughtmilk.com.Read more...

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If you’re from a place where it snows a lot (I’m not), and where people don’t annoyingly complain about how cold it is all the time (not me), and are totally prepared for the winter months (also, not me), you’re probably not as surprised as I am about this seemingly never-ending stretch of badass snow plowers…Read more...

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Argentina has so many wonderfully different backdrops and views that it’s a pretty perfect place to travel through. Guillaume Juin walked on the roads of the beautiful country and captured gorgeous imagery in this video. You can really see how diverse the landscape is. In the northern parts of Argentina it’s a total…Read more...

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Jalopnik What It Really Takes To Trade Your Day Job For Race Cars And Parties | Two Cents What Employees Value More Than Salary, According to Glassdoor | io9 This Is as Close as Disney’s Going to Get to Confirming the Pixar Connection Theory | Kotaku The Woes of An Overwatch Player…Read more...

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DALLAS — After being basically in hiding for 117 days, Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey spent his first full day back in the spotlight getting grilled by a feisty lawyer who tried to “make fun” of the fact Luckey had no college degrees. Read more...

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On Wednesday, American Airlines announced that it will soon offer a cheap-as-hell “basic economy” package for its flights. The catch—because there’s always a catch when it comes to flying—is that these passengers won’t be able to use the overhead bins while flying.Read more...

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Here comes the Sun, in all its terrifying glory.Read more...

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Napoleon Dynamite takes a sip from a tall jar of milk, then sets it down next to two other jars. He points. “The defect in that one is bleach.” “That’s correct,” says a judge from FFA, the agricultural education organization. He sips another. “This tastes like the cow got into an onion patch.”Read more...

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You know those weird things you thought as a kid that make absolutely no sense now? Like the thoughts that were weirder and more personal than thinking Santa Claus was real or that there were monsters under your bed. Those ones. Hearing them now is obviously silly, but seeing those wonderfully wonky ideas come alive…Read more...

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SpaceX just released some stunning launch photos of Falcon 9's return to flight on January 14.Read more...

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A United States senator on the Armed Services Committee is calling on the Trump transition team not to let the National Nuclear Security Administration, which manages the safety of the nation’s nuclear arsenal, go leaderless after this Friday.Read more...

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The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Galileo satellites have been having a bad time for the past 17 years. Now, the 10 billion euro project has suffered what might be its strangest setback yet: Nine clocks across the 18 Galileo satellites in orbit have suddenly stopped working. For a fleet that was supposed to create an…Read more...

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Mozilla has a new logo, the latest step in the plan the company announced last year to rebrand itself in an effort to stay relevant despite plunging usage of its key product: the internet browser Firefox. Somewhere out there is a designer who still uses Adobe Pagemaker and is very proud of their work on this logo.Read more...

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New data presented today by the NOAA and NASA shows that global temperatures hit a record high for the third straight year in 2016. But while the El Niño weather system was cited as a contributing factor, the researchers say an overarching global warming trend is indisputable.Read more...

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Donald Trump never takes a day off from Twitter. Today, the president-elect published a tweet with an awkward photo of himself purportedly scribbling out his inaugural address with a Sharpie.Read more...

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Wi-Fi smart plugs have been around for awhile, but only now are they getting small enough to only cover up a single outlet. The new TP-Link Smart Plug Mini is the same TP-Link Smart Plug you know and love, but you know, miniaturized.Read more...

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On Wednesday, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt underwent his confirmation hearing to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. It was a complete mess, occasionally punctuated by the distractingly bright posters and the shouts of protestors just outside the hearing room. Read more...

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As machines go, the human body is an extraordinarily efficient one. The way we move—our arm swing, cadence, step length—is all calibrated to minimize energy consumption, allowing the body to get the maximum mileage out of calories it consumes. But in the burgeoning field of soft robotics, scientists have struggled to…Read more...

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The past few months have been a whirlwind for members of the media as we ask ourselves difficult questions about an uncertain future. How badly did we get played by Russia? (Very.) What will Trump’s America look like? (Bad.) Will the Constitutional rights we enjoy survive the next four years? (...) Atlanta anchor Ben…Read more...

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In the future, we’re all going to be Spiderman. At least, those of us who can afford super-sticky light-controlled wall-climbing spider boots. Read more...

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Earlier this month, the US National Park Service proposed a ban on vaping in the National Parks. The rule would have expanded the ban on smoking in designated areas to include electronic cigarettes. Today, folks at the NPS had a change of heart. But the agency won’t tell us why.Read more...

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