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How can you compare the interior volume and shape between two or more tents without setting them up side-by-side? Until now, you couldn't, but a new system devised by New Hampshire-based Nemo Equipment aims to change that.Read more...

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The Logitech G710+ was one of your top 5 nominations for Best Gaming Keyboard, and today it's for just $100, which is near the lowest price we've ever seen. We don't expect it to last long. [Logitech G710+ Gaming Keyboard, $100]Read more...

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Earlier in the week, we got a (supposed) glimpse inside one of the many iPhone 6-laden cargo planes that just finished making its way across the Pacific. But since you can't actually see any iPhones in the original photo, we asked you to fill in the blanks . These are your champions.Read more...

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Deep down you know you have a problem with obsessively checking your phone for status updates, messages, emails, and countless other distractions. But do you really know how often you check it? A simple free app called Checky will keep count for you, but first you'll want to make sure you really want to know the harsh truth.Read more...

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Yesterday, Vox somehow managed to write an entire article about the history of Oracle and its founder Larry Ellison without mentioning the CIA even once. Which is pretty astounding, given the fact that Oracle takes its name from a 1977 CIA project codename. And that the CIA was Oracle's first customer.Read more...

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If you're spending millions of dollars to make a movie, it seems like it would only make sense to make sure everything is ready for day one of filming, right?. Apparently Hollywood doesn't work that way, because as the designer of Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters reveals in this fun interview, they only started building the now iconic props two weeks before filming began. Read more...

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Remember that promise Apple made about not turning your data over to police in iOS 8 ? It's not a lie! But as iPhone security experts point out, that does not mean police can't access your data. It's actually not even that hard.Read more...

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The invention of hydrofoils was one of the most revolutionary developments in the history of marine engineering. Hydrofoils are vessels that use wing-like foils below the hull in order to reach greater speeds on the water. The "wings" are submerged so that the hull can be above the water, which allows the boat to go much faster since water is about 1,000 times more dense than air.Read more...

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One of the most 'popular' features on the controversial F-35 is the jet's Distributed Aperture System (DAS). DAS creates an all-seeing sphere and classifies and relays data and video to the pilot's helmet and to the jet's mission computers. This game-changing system has now been adapted for the high seas, and it won't stop there.Read more...

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With NASA's rather surprising decision to split the Commercial Crew Program prize between Boeing's CST-100 and SpaceX's Dragon 2 capsule, America is officially back in the manned space exploration game! Woohoo! And even better, our astronauts will be shuttled to the ISS in style aboard the spacious CST-100 from Boeing. Read more...

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Despite being having been deceased for the past week and half , Joan Rivers is, apparently, still very much suffering from a fever. iPhone 6 fever, specifically. Read more...

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It's iPhone 6 launch day , Christmas for Apple fanboys and girls—and for employees of the Apple Stores where eager customers are currently lined up around the block, it's a strange glimpse into the tech-obsessed human psyche.Read more...

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When 3D printing technologies were first adopted for manufacturing decades ago, they were referred to as rapid prototyping machines because compared to old methods, they were able to churn out parts with remarkable speed. But even today's 3D printing technology has room for improvement, and a new technique that involves printing only simple wireframe models should expedite the earliest stages of prototyping a new product.Read more...

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The bi-annual Photokina show going on in Germany right now is the most important photography tech event in the world. We see some awesome gear, yes, but we also get a get a glimpse for what lies ahead. This year's show is particularly interesting because it falls just as digital imaging reaches the crossroads between the standalone camera and the camera attached to your phone. Here's the coolest stuff we saw.Read more...

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The technology used to map to Mars is advancing at a thrilling rate and uncovering all kinds of curiosities. The latest head-scratching image comes from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE). It reveals a series of mysterious sandy ridges. No one knows exactly how they got there.Read more...

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2001: A Space Odyssey earns the term "epic" more than almost any other movie. The two-hour-and-forty-one-minute cinema classic is an absolute must-watch. But if you don't have that kind of time, Speedrun just very loosely condensed the plot down to a mere 60 seconds. Read more...

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Montreal researchers have invented earmuffs with a chin strap that turns your jawbone into an energy source, in case you were wondering how insane the quest for alternative energy sources has become. Read more...

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Although the nutcracker seems like an outdated piece of technology given you can buy nuts with the shells already removed, a small chunk of the population seems to still prefer doing it themselves. So nutcracker makers keep plying their trade, coming up with better and better designs, like this satisfying hammer that prevents shattered shells from becoming dangerous projectiles.Read more...

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You got a new iPhone! Maybe it's a slightly bigger iPhone 6 or a bigger-still 6 Plus. Either way, what now? Here's what you need to get started with your new iPhone, whether you're a first-timer or an iOS pro.Read more...

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Chances are, you've spent more time thinking about the specs on your smartphone than about the gadgets that you use to put food in your mouth. But the shape and material properties of forks, spoons, and knives turn out to matter—a lot. Changes in the design of cutlery have not only affected how and what we eat, but also what our food tastes like. There's even evidence that the adoption of the table knife transformed the shape of European faces.Read more...

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Earlier this week, we asked you to help us prepare for today's big iPhone release by hunting down those few and far between cases that don't offend our most base sensibilities And you, dear readers, did not disappoint. Read more...

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Despite how edgy and "punk rock" U2 thinks burdening millions of iPhones with its latest album was, there was still enough public outcry for Apple to create a custom tool to get that "music" off a user's device. But did Apple go far enough? Conan thinks it shouldn't have stopped at just getting U2 off your phone.Read more...

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NASA's astronomy picture of the day is nothing especial today. At least for more people. For me it is special because I like to look at the four moons that tantalize Earth scientists with the possibility of life—four moons that we should explore soon, shown here to scale. So beautiful, they never get old.Read more...

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Drones. When used for good, they are changing cinema and photography by capturing stunning images from previously impossible angles. Like this one from a group of mountain climbers atop one of the highest peaks at the Bernese Alps, in Switzerland. This is how they made it:Read more...

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Good as robots are at repeating the same motion over and over, they can't adapt to situations nearly as well as good 'old flesh-and-bones. That's where MIT's new fingertip sensor comes in. Read more...

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