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Facebook’s payments feature for the Messenger app has been rolling out slowly across the U.S. and landed in New York City today armed with a couple new features. But how does it stack up against Venmo? I repaid a $5 happy hour debt to fellow Gotham-dwelling Gizmodian Darren Orf to find out.Read more...

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The original Mad Max movies were packed with action scenes and though they weren’t on the scale of Fury Road, they were still awesome to watch because a lot of times you get to see it all happen from the point of view of the character. It immerses yourself in the world and almost makes you feel like you’re a part of the movie.Read more...

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Rumor has it, Apple wants to give you the option to use read receipts on a contact-by-contact basis in iMessage. This is a dreadfully bad idea that will undoubtedly destroy relationships, estrange friends, and piss off teens. Why? Because read receipts are awful, and making them more sophisticated is bullshit.Read more...

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I save absolutely everything I create digitally. I have docs titled “copy of copy of copy of copy,” lest I lose an earlier version. I compulsively screenshot stuff that strikes me as funny or scandalous. You are either like me or you are not. How preserved is your digital life? Read more...

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Gawker Remember When Tom Hardy Had Sex With Men? | Jalopnik The Slowest Police Chase In The World Is Happening Right Now | Kotaku Some Ideas For FIFA 16’s Box Art | Lifehacker How to Install an Under-the-Sink Filter for Better Tasting Tap Water | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

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It shouldn’t come as a surprise as The Shawshank Redemption is one of the all-time great movies but this 8-bit version of the film captures a little bit of that same spirit and is fun to watch too. I guess Andy and Red’s friendship translates into any medium, even if it’s animated in a retro video game style.Read more...

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In the next five years, more than 50 percent of the world’s population will have internet access, and 80 percent of that internet traffic will be devoted to video, says a new study by Cisco. But it’s not just billions more dinky YouTube videos that will suck up all that bandwidth. It’s our shifting TV habits. Read more...

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Glaciology is in the middle of a slow-moving crisis. As the climate warms, glaciers are shrinking and then disappearing. So scientists have come up with a plan to put ice cores from melting glaciers in the most permanent cold storage possible on Earth—in Antarctica. Read more...

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Stephen DeSimone, president of DeSimone Consulting Engineering in New York, is engineering a new kind of skyscraper. He’s working on structures unlike anything else in the world: Supertall buildings with unusually small footprints.Read more...

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Taking the Plunge is a cute little short animation film that shows the hijinks a person could get into when he accidentally drops an engagement ring into the ocean. Meet an adorable sidekick octopus, dodge an evil giant shark, explore the underworld of the ocean and still manage to get the girl at the end.Read more...

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Chevy has announced it will integrate both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto into 14 of its models next year. That’s a lot of cars, and Apple anticipates that CarPlay will be in 40 models worldwide by year’s end. I tried out both systems at an event yesterday, and left curious: Have cars finally become rolling computers?Read more...

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Since self-driving cars don’t have drivers, the cars have to perceive their surroundings themselves. Lidar is a great option—it’s like radar but with lasers instead of radio waves—but it’s big and pricy. However, a new kind of lidar from DARPA could change that.Read more...

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Last month Madame Tussauds asked you , the American public, which tech icon should be the next to be depicted in wax. Competition was stiff among the ten nominees, with everyone from Elon Musk to George Lucas in the running. But the American public has decided, nay, demanded: WE MUST HAVE A WAX WOZ!Read more...

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The problem is simple enough. You’ve got a raw egg, and it’s going to be dropped from a high place. You have to build a contraption so that it doesn’t break when it hits. Easy? Maybe. But how do you make it as light as possible? Or as small as possible?Read more...

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The iPhone’s big software version for 2015 seems surprisingly dull. Security and stability are always good things , but iOS 9 had appeared to be more about maintenance than a makeover. However, a new rumor about a feature called “Proactive” suggests iOS 9 might have a few tricks up its sleeve. Read more...

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I can barely keep track of what’s going on in each scene of this video by AXYZM because everyone is moving in such perfectly orchestrated movements that my eyeballs just start spinning trying to keep track. It’s like seeing human kaleidoscopes shift around or mirrored clones mimicking each other.Read more...

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An extreme heat wave with temperatures reaching 48 degrees Celsius (118 degrees Fahrenheit) has killed at least 1,118 people over the past week in India, where hot air, molten asphalt, dust storms are making life almost unbearable.Read more...

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This week, you photographed your Memorial Day BBQs . And what can we say other than, is it lunchtime yet?Read more...

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CCTV and other security cameras are meant to stop crime, but an ingenious drug ring in a Mexican border town turned the lens back on the police, hiding an elaborate secret system of internet-controlled security cameras as a counter-surveillance program. Read more...

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Before the Apple Watch , there was the Pebble—the smartwatch that raised an incredible $10.3 million on Kickstarter. The smartwatch that managed to outsmart Google’s Android Wear. The Best Smartwatch according to critics everywhere. For the past five days, I’ve been wearing its successor: the Pebble Time. It’s the most fun I’ve had with a smartwatch yet.Read more...

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I was really excited when Google announced Android Auto last year . I spend a lot of time driving, and it sounded way safer and more convenient than sticking my phone to the dash. Eleven months later, I finally got to take it for a spin. The TL;DR version? I want it in my car, like, now. I bet you’d like it too. Read more...

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Part of Wolverine’s charm is his surly disposition, but the real reason we all love the X-men’s grumpiest Canadian is because of his bad-to-the-bone retractable claws. So here’s a tutorial on how to build a set of your own that extend and retract by simply flexing your arm muscles.Read more...

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Teaching a kid how to ride a bike is tough enough without mechanical problems, flat tires, and messy chains. It’s high time someone built a smarter learning bike—and now, one company has. Read more...

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Worried your collection of Lego Minifigures is bored while you’re at your nine-to-five all day? Even tiny plastic people need a way to stay entertained, and for those times when the carnival isn’t in town , these Minifig-scale Lego video game consoles and controllers are the perfect addition to any studded living room.Read more...

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