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These days, new malware scams are a dime a dozen. Phony email links, misleading URLs, fake call centers; if you haven't already stumbled across one yourself, chances are you know someone who has. But what's stopping all this malicious code from running rampant and turning every last corner of the internet into a kill zone? Read more...

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Earlier this week, we gave you a brief glimpse into the wildly inventive mind of Charlie Francis—the man behind everyone's favorite erection-inducing ice cream . Today, Charlie has been kind enough to stop in to answer all your burning questions about the world of an ice cream-concocting visionary.Read more...

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Rumor has it, Amazon is cooking up a crazy smartphone with all kinds of customization, six cameras, and 3D features. Although there isn't a whole lot that's new here, BGR has just posted a deeper dive into what the actual software might look like, the most notable part of which is a whole host of tilt-activated gesture controls.Read more...

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It's obvious that the great Sherlock Holmes doesn't need any help, but the Augmented Magnifier designed and built by Anirudh Sharma and Pattie Maes from MIT's Fluid Interfaces Group could help him instantly recognize clues and solve cases even quicker.Read more...

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Can robots be artistic? You're darn right they can! With a (significant) nudge from their flesh-and-blood creative counterparts, these machines produce work that's technically precise with room for personality. Plus, they're totally mesmerizing to watch.Read more...

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Our planet fizzes and crackles with a rich cacophony of sounds—but it constantly changes over time. Now, a team of scientists want to record the noises that surround us each and every Earth Day—which just happens to be today—to see exactly how it alters over time.Read more...

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New York City is getting more and more bike-friendly each day. And today is no exception: The city just released its official bike map for 2014. Read more...

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Balloons! They're fun, delightfully whimsical environmental disasters. But in 1986, a mass balloon release in Cleveland went really, really wrong, when 1.5 million helium-filled floaters were let loose into the sky, got caught in a storm, drifted down to earth, and caused a hell of a lot of problems. Read more...

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A study by researchers at Ohio State University shows that households spent 10 percent less at Amazon in states where online sales tax introduced. Because, of course it did.Read more...

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Today the Supreme Court will hear arguments in American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo. It is a case which reportedly has entertainment industry executives wearing out their Xanax prescriptions, as they contemplate the destruction of the entire economic foundation of the television industry. The press keeps repeating statements like that, anyway.Read more...

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Thousands remain trapped between life and death. Three scientists are working to free them. Roger Highfield reports.Read more...

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Two years ago, a little startup called Lytro shook up the world of photography by introducing the world's first light field camera. It hasn't replaced normal cameras, but now Lytro's got a new toy: professional-grade model and software platform. After you see what this camera can do, you'll never look at still pictures the same.Read more...

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This week, the world's nations gather to discuss the influence the US wields over the internet and in particular ICANN—the web's logistical core. But who, exactly, should have the keys to the internet?Read more...

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Does your internet always seem too slow? Chances are, it is: a study by the Wall Street Journal suggests that the majority of ISPs deliver slower speeds than they advertise.Read more...

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Our brains are inherently plastic, and can be easily shaped to change our behavior. In this video Crash Course looks at the history of psychology to explain how possible to mold our grey matter Read more...

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The Hollywood Reporter claims that producers are tapping up Danny Boyle and Leonardo di Caprio to take on the the latest in a string of Steve Jobs flicks.Read more...

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Bad luck, suspicious subletters: Airbnb is in the process of removing over 2,000 New York City listings that aren't "providing a quality, local experience to guests." Read more...

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Starting today, all of Apple's retail stores will accept any of the company's ageing products for recycling—and, if it looks resaleable, you might even get some store credit, too.Read more...

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Never get in a street fight in Poland because you never know what kind of garage made weapons they'll bring out against. Like this makeshift cannon that can bring the boom like no other. The noise alone is intimidating. Eastern Europe seems like such a fun place for crazy people to do crazy stuff in the middle of the day.Read more...

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Taedonggang Beer. Everybody's favorite Dear Leader likes it and, therefore, so do you. Go on out right now and buy a few cases—show us all how much you like it. No, seriously, right now or you're off to the work camps along with everyone you know. Read more...

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This 77-year-old man from the Czech Republic has never been luckier. As he foolishly scurries across a train track, the man mis-times his walk and almost gets killed by a speeding train. The train comes so close to hitting him on the tracks that it actually does. His foot is clipped by the train and you can see one of his shoes fly across the video. Judging by how fast his shoe is catapulted, you can imagine what would have happened to the rest of his body if he was half a step slower.Read more...

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Absurd. Like seriously. Look at this fleet of Blue Angels fighter jet planes fly in a perfect pattern in a practice session. The flight pattern they were practicing, I'm assuming here, is called "Let's get these flying metal beasts as close as possible so that one inch of a mistake will kill us all". I mean the wing of one plane is right on top of a the cockpit of the other. Nuts, these guys.Read more...

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We all know that Quentin Tarantino is a petty whiny dickhead who steals all his plots from other movies, ripping off scene after scene, and recombining them into silver nitrate milkshakes. But I enjoyed Pulp Fiction anyway. If you did too, you'll like these nine factoids—which include the real content of Marsellus Wallace's briefcase.Read more...

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The Panama Canal is not the only water line connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. There's a place in Wyoming—deep in the Teton Wilderness Area of the Bridger-Teton National Forest—in which a creek splits in two. Like the canal, this creek connects the two oceans dividing North America in two parts.Read more...

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And if you like what you see from the newest spooky supernatural flick from Joss Whedon's brilliant brain, you can watch the entire movie on demand on Vimeo for 5 bucks. A great deal for those of you who want more Whedon in your life. The tagline talks about this being a story about a girl who meets a boy but because this is Whedon, you know all kinds of crazy mysterious things and spectacular maybe sci-fi maybe magical definitely cool things will happen too.Read more...

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