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While we laud ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft for making it easier to get home from the pub, we sometimes forget about the drivers. With drivers of varying levels of experience often trying to use apps for multiple services in the car, New York City crashes have increased with the rise of the apps. Read more...

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According to a new report, Spotify really hates artist exclusives so much that it’s penalizing acts that put their jams on Apple Music first.Read more...

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Today, Facebook announced that human curators will no longer write short descriptions that accompany trending topics on the site. Instead, the company will rely on an algorithmic process to “pull excerpts directly from stories.” The company also said it will stop using human curators to sort through the news.Read more...

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Jalopnik I Can’t Stop Reading These Horrible Reviews Of The Ten Lowest Rated Cars On Amazon | io9 Your First Look at Lumière and Cogsworth in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Remake (UPDATE) | Kotaku Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV: The Kotaku Review | Lifehacker Your Dog Might Not Want a Hug, Here’s How to Tell |Read more...

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After creating a near-perfect functional replica of Captain America’s iconic shield, YouTube personality the Hacksmith is trying to build his own flying Iron Man suit. To test a couple of compact jet engines the suit will rely on, he strapped them to his waist, hopped on a longboard, and lived every 10-year-old’s wildest fantasy.Read more...

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Twitter has spent an entire year working on a common sense tool that would help users protect themselves from harassment and abuse, according to Bloomberg. So where is it?Read more...

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The biggest name in online retail is looking to get into the car business. When it comes to online shopping there is no greater juggernaut than Amazon.com. Wouldn’t it be great to buy car, just like you buy anything esle? That’s not likely to happen in the near future.Read more...

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Okay, it’s probably hell if you actually tried it. Alex Gorosh visited 13 museums in London, saw more than 140,000 works of art, and walked more than 22 miles in one day in an attempt to see all the art there is to see in London. He didn’t even see more than 1 percent of the art in the city. That’s because London has 92 museums and more than 20 million works of art. Read more...

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If you try hard and believe in yourself, anything can be a knife—but turning rebar into a legit-as-hell kunai is a fresh take. Read more...

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If you look closely at a map, you’re bound to find some really weird shit. Countries you never knew existed pop up, bodies of water reveal themselves, and the borders of countries look totally random. What’s more random about those borders is when they have weird panhandles or salients, basically appendages of land that have been hastily slapped onto the main body of a country. How did these tiny stretches of land get added?Read more...

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Five years ago, Jennifer Storrar and Troy Reddington buried a time capsule together on a remote campsite in South River, Ontario. This summer they went to dig it up, but the jar that had been filled with memories now just contained a mysterious card. Storrar was confused until she opened it up. The note read, “Will you marry me?”Read more...

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Last night, Kanye West kicked off his Saint Pablo tour in Indianapolis with a crazy flying stage. Instead of a boring, normal, stationary stage—you know, the kind most artists jump and gyrate all over—Kanye decided to float above the audience on a suspended platform.Read more...

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Astronaut Scott Kelly returned from a year-long sojourn in space in June. His slightly older twin, Mark Kelly, stayed home as a control—part of NASA’s twin study to monitor the effects of space on the human body. But there’s a physical change that NASA might not be able to measure that easily. Mark is now even older (by about 5 milliseconds) than his space-faring twin, thanks to special relativity.Read more...

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Finding a backpack designed to protect and carry all of your tech isn’t terribly hard these days. What sets the MOS Pack apart is that it can can also help keep all of your gear charged.Read more...

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If you travel with a lot of expensive camera, video, or music gear, there’s a good chance you stuff it all in a Pelican case to ensure it arrives unscathed. The company is known for its nearly indestructible cases, and now that it’s made a cooler, you’ll never have to worry about something happening to your drinks.Read more...

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You can now play Solitaire inside of a Google search. Read more...

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There’s no end to the impressive stuff handy YouTubers will make out of wood, metal, and plastic. Peter Brown, however, favors unorthodox building materials. Read more...

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The propane-powered Pizzacraft Pizzeria Pronto pizza oven is ideal for backyard barbecues and tailgates, and Amazon’s taking a whopping $101 off today.Read more...

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If you book a hotel through an online travel site, do they have an obligation to tell you if the workers at that hotel are on strike? You’d think so. But apparently Expedia doesn’t.Read more...

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Sure, some random objects like a frying pan and a shovel make some sort of sense to use as a ping pong paddle replacement. But an iron? A kitchen knife? A wooden spoon? A rolling pin? Read more...

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According to a new report from Mark Gurman, Apple will kill the iPhone’s physical home button in 2017. Don’t get it twisted, this isn’t the iPhone we’re going to see in a few weeks; it’s the iPhone after that. And killing the home button is a very sad idea.Read more...

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Do you have a deadline looming in the next 20 minutes or so? Do yourself a favor and avoid BlankWindows.com at all costs because despite being a website filled with nothing but empty randomly sized windows, it’s surprisingly addictive if you try to move them off-screen and dig down to the bottom.Read more...

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One might think that caring for a robot baby—one that cries and sleeps like a regular human baby—might discourage teenage girls from getting pregnant. According to new research, however, the robo-babies actually appear to have the opposite effect. Read more...

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Nothing is more important to us than our precious digital photos, so keeping them stored safely in the cloud is crucial. The problem is, both Apple and Google have great photo-storage services, and it’s hard to know which one is actually better. Here’s how Apple Photos and Google Photos stack up against each other.Read more...

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The dodo has been extinct for about 350 years, and it’s entirely our fault—so why not own a memento of man’s destructive tendencies in the form of a three-foot tall bird skeleton.Read more...

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