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Rock, paper, scissors. Paper beats rock, rock beats scissors, scissor beats paper. How do those holiest of rules apply to fire and water? Well, let’s blast a water hose at a flame thrower while the flame thrower is firing off at the water hose to find out. Guess who’s the winner? Read more...

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Deadspin Subway Sucks | io9 Marvel’s Been Hiding a Star Wars Easter Egg In Its Movies | Jalopnik Everyone Wants More Tech In Their Cars, Only Gen Y Wants To Pay For It | Jezebel On Giving Money to Child Beggars |Read more...

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Last year, we got the chance to try playing a video game with an avatar of ourselves, thanks to a camera system which creates a complete 3D model of your person. Since most of us don’t have 90 spare cameras and a supercomptuer lying around, it’s a hard-to-repeat experience. That’s why designer Alexx Henry is taking his rig on tour. Read more...

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The long wait for the Apple Watch is almost over, but wait one second—you don’t necessarily have to rush out and spend $349 (or more ) to get some of its most useful features on your wrist. You can add these tweaks and third-party apps to Android Wear to get a more Apple Watch-like experience from your wearable. Read more...

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Researchers at the University of Tokyo have dusted off some E Ink technology originally developed back in the 1970s to create a new kind of easily erasable whiteboard technology that can be written on using magnetic pens instead of dry-erase markers.Read more...

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NASA ups its alien-searching game, LG’s got a stylus-focused smartphone to show off, and tablets get even thinner (can you believe it?). BitStream is the news and rumors you missed in the last 24 hours.Read more...

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It is almost unbelievable that the B-2B is more than 25 years old—they still look like they’re from the future. In this photo, a B-2B is refueled by a KC-10A during a training mission near Whiteman Air Force Base on April 11th. [Staff Sgt. Brian Kelly/U.S. Air Force] Read more...

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This recently published photo of an F-35B going supersonic during twilight testing is stunning. The blue-hour moment, the burning colors of the setting sun, the ragged high altitude clouds—and the afterburner, with about ten shock diamonds. Magical. [Lockheed Martin]Read more...

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Most people like a drink—even the ancient Egyptians, it seems. While sifting through ancient texts, researchers have found a reference to a “drunken headache cure” that was used 1,900 years ago.Read more...

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Following user feedback, Microsoft decided to reinstate the Star Menu in Windows 10 . Now, it seems Solitaire is being brought back to life, too.Read more...

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The Deep South region has become the epicenter of the US HIV epidemic. Despite having only 28% of the total US population, nine states in the Deep South account for nearly 40% of national HIV diagnoses. This region has the highest HIV diagnosis rates and the highest number of people living with HIV of any US region based on data for 2008-2011. And new research has found that the five-year survival rate for people diagnosed with HIV or AIDS is lower in the Deep South than in the rest of the country. Read more...

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Your fingerprint is a more valuable security resource than your password—you can change a password, after all. So it’s worrying to hear that Samsung’s Galaxy S5 contains a vulnerability that could leave your fingerprint wide open for hackers to clone.Read more...

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The Patriot Act’s Section 215—used by the NSA to justify its bulk data collection—expires on June 1st. But don’t worry: Senator Mitch McConnell is working hard to ensure the rule remains in place. Read more...

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On Earth Day—which was yesterday, in case you missed it—there’s a lot be happy about . Enough to encourage Tim Cook on to the dance floor, in fact. Joined by Eddie Cue and Phil Schiller, the Apple CEO danced to Happy—played live by Pharrell, naturally. This is Apple HQ after all. The result is really quite sweet. [Stephen Murphy via Verge]Read more...

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The day just finished, April 22nd, is a globally-recognised day of awareness for recycling and hybrids and all the good stuff. To celebrate, the European Space Agency released this rather wonderful image of our special planet on its special day. Read more...

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Down here on God’s green earth, there are few things more enjoyable than watching two hand-built robots, lovingly crafted from sweat and silicon tears, shredding each other into unrecognisable chunks. And whilst you could watch this spectacle on TV, you could also pay the low, low price of $11.54, and go see it live. Read more...

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Last week, Bloomberg reported that the Justice Department might snuff out the impeding Comcast-TWC merger for violation of antitrust laws. Now, the WSJ has joined the mourning party, with a report saying the FCC will designate the merger for a hearing. That wouldn’t kill it dead, but it would certainly sharpen up the axe.Read more...

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Leanflix is a stripped-back website that rounds up the best movies from your favourite streaming (and pay-to-own) sites, sorts them by almost any criteria you could dream of, and spits out the results. It’s simple, effective, and everything you wish Netflix’s interface actually was. Read more...

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The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile is erupting for the first time in 42 years, spewing huge amounts of ash into the atmosphere and prompting evacuations across a 24-mile wide area. And the results are absolutely stunning. Read more...

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There are plenty of things you might welcome on your roof: squirrels, tasteful weathervanes, Santa. But a radioactive drone probably isn’t one of them. Disturbingly, that’s exactly what was found atop Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Tokyo office Wednesday morning. Read more...

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Guayule is an little-known desert shrub, largely unremarkable except for one thing: It’s full of latex. That’s right, the stuff used to make rubber. Big tire manufacturers like Bridgestone are now betting on guayule as the next big thing. Read more...

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Today, Google announced its very own wireless network . Just $20 a month for unlimited call and texts, plus $10 per gigabyte of data. No contracts or termination fees. Google will even refund your unused megabytes. Sounds awesome. So what’s the catch already? Read more...

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The Matrix Google has plans to offer its own wireless carrier program through Project Fi , which would (in theory) save people money and offer more flexibility. The reason something like Project Fi is greeted with a clamor of interest is that most of us are unhappy with our current options. Let’s commiserate.Read more...

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If you want to get a closer look at the new black dune buggy that Ben Affleck’s stunt guy will be driving in the upcoming Batman vs Superman movie, here’s some up close footage from JoBlo Movie Trailers. You get up close shots of the parts and a glimpse of the weaponry. It’s like a cross between the Tumbler and sleeker Batmobiles of yore.Read more...

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The Seattle Police have hired the programmer who inundated the department with requests for footage from the city’s police body camera program last year, and then later, requested nearly every email Washington State government ever sent. If you can’t beat ‘em, hire ‘em.Read more...

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