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If you happened to visit Lenovo.com this afternoon you might've seen a random teen with an amazing haircut, wearing a headset, and posing for a webcam. This is no accident. It looks like the Lizard Squad hacked in and took over the homepage. It's a pretty funny hack, honestly.Read more...

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This new BioLite NanoGrid functions as a hanging work light or lantern, a multi-point area light, a powerful flashlight and a portable power source for your electronics, all in a single $100 product. The ultimate camping gadget? I got my hands on a unit to find out. Read more...

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The '80s were arguably one of the greatest decades in history to be a kid with an allowance burning a hole in your pocket, and a free afternoon to spend at a toy store. And decades later, toy companies have realized that all those kids buying the wonderful toys from the '80s are all grown up now with plenty of disposable income and a penchant for nostalgia. So is it any surprise that so many toy lines from the '80s are being resurrected? You won't hear any complaints here.Read more...

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Did Edward Snowden actually damage national security? There's no way in hell to tell from official documents released to the press—they've been thoroughly redacted to the point of uselessness.Read more...

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Three Al-Jazeera reporters have been arrested in the wake of the drones of Paris mystery . It's likely the reporters were using drones to film the poorly-thought-out segment on the mystery drones, not the original perpetrators. We have so many questions.Read more...

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Since Google acquired the artificial intelligence company DeepMind for $628 million last year, it's put the software to hard work...playing Atari 2600 video games. But no really, learning how to play 49 different Atari games showcases the promises—and the weaknesses—of DeepMind's software. Read more...

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Oh, it is a VR headset. How the hell did you fit that in your pocket? It's collapsible? Okay, we need to talk about this. Read more...

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No one ever needs a live pet fish, three gallons of water, a fish tank, a heater, food, and various fish home accoutrements at a moment's notice. And yet, at 11am on a Tuesday, I texted a stranger and told them I needed all of this, and yes, I needed it today. Three hours and $200 later, my new friend arrived. Read more...

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An Italian neuroscientist who has been advocating for head transplants now wants to make one actually happen. He'll be announcing a project at a surgical conference later this year. Here's a human head transplant will work—supposedly. Read more...

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The United States has been waiting too long for federal law banning revenge porn. The wait will be over soon. In the coming weeks, Congresswoman Jackie Speier will introduce a bill that would make revenge porn a federal crime—finally. Read more...

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Google Play Music just upped the capacity of it's free music locker service from 20,000 songs to a whopping 50,000. Man Google's really giving Spotif y a run for the best online music service right now.Read more...

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Having to wash and dry dishes by hand is a terrible chore, but it would be made even worse with a set of these patterned dish towels that will have you craving maki sushi, even right after eating dinner.Read more...

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As any boxer will tell you, jumping rope is one of the most efficient cardio workouts, one that hasn't changed much since it was invented. Until now. Enter the Smart Rope. Read more...

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New York City obviously doesn't tell citizens where its speed cameras are, but using data on the tickets police issued last year, WNYC tracked down the location of the most absurd traps, including the city's $2.75 million cash machine.Read more...

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As Marvel's most wantonly destructive character, there's only one feature kids are really looking for when they ask their parents for a Hulk toy. It has to smash stuff, and it has to smash stuff repeatedly until they get tired of smashing stuff. It's a simple list of demands, and JAKKS Pacific has met every one of them with its new, and aptly-named, RC Hulk Smash.Read more...

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Florida police are using Stingray tracking devices—powerful surveillance tools cloaked in secrecy , capable of hoovering data from the phones of anyone in a wide search area—to catch thousands of suspects, even in low-level crimes like 911 hangups. Read more...

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Right now, smartphone rumors are at a fever pitch. HTC is a leaky ship and Samsung hearsay arrives on the regular. Motorola opted out of the whole Mobile World Congress rat race that will be happening this weekend and instead shipped its new low-end champion, the Moto E, for all us gadget bloggers to gawk at our leisure. Read more...

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The demoscene is an internet subculture that has managed to stay cool for decades. And as the winning entry in a recent demo competition in Tokyo proves, the demos just keep getting better.Read more...

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For the second night in a row, mysterious drones have appeared above Parisian landmarks. The authorities are baffled—and worried.Read more...

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We know sea levels are rising. We can even project how the rising ocean will change our cities. But seeing how drastically our world will be changed, thousands of years in the future? That's something else.Read more...

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In January, Google decided to make Google Earth Pro free for everyone —that means we can all make use of features that previously cost $400 a year, and one of those features is the ability to record HD video of your tours. From floating along the Grand Canyon to zooming into your local neighborhood, here's how to record your own fly-throughs using the software.Read more...

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There's some great news from Mattel for parents who like to live vicariously through their kids and long ago had to trade their sports car dreams for a practical, spacious minivan. It's been almost a quarter century since Power Wheels offered a Porsche option, but come October kids aged three and older will be able to get behind the wheel of this 911 GT3.Read more...

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Never before in human history has it been so easy to share, like, pin, reblog, images. That's, like, totally awesome for teenage girls showing off their prom dresses but also a pretty huge boon for scientists studying what makes images shareable. And it could be something as simple as color. Read more...

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