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As the next wave of leaks from the next Star Wars are oh-so-slow to trickle in, hopefully this will tide you over: A colossal collection of 140 photographs featuring Industrial Light & Magic's model-building process from 1977 to 1983. It's simply incredible.Read more...

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The iPad Air 2 is probably most impressive for its design. The original was super slim, and somehow Apple managed to make the new iteration even thinner. But as iFixit's teardown of the new tablet reveals, that hot design comes with a smaller battery.Read more...

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Music videos allow artist to convey profound emotions: Joy. Sorrow. Bliss. Anger. It's also capable, in rare instances, of making you nearly pee your pants with laughter. Such is the case with Hot Chip's classic 2010 video for I Feel Better.Read more...

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The FCC's proposed "Open Internet" rule is the single most commented-on rulemaking in the history of the agency, with nearly 4 million submissions to date. The FCC just dumped all of the words from the second commenting period, which ran from July 19th-September 15.Read more...

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If you've seen War of the Worlds, then it only makes sense that if an alien race were to visit our planet, they'd be pretty strict about personal hygiene before making contact with humans. Those tiny bacterial organisms all over our hands pose a real threat to extraterrestrials, so what better way to scrub up than with this alien abduction-themed soap dispenser?Read more...

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Today Google announced an ambitious project called Inbox , a new way to manage your Gmail that looks like an absolute godsend. There is, however, one thing that Google's clever engineering won't fix, and might actually make worse: The humans sending the emails.Read more...

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With another sweltering summer over you might have already forgotten the glory of your AC unit, the 100-year-old modern convenience which truly changed the way we live. But the U.S. might have felt the cool breeze of relief a half-century sooner, if an entire industry built on keeping things frozen hadn't stopped the first air conditioner from being made.Read more...

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Cybercriminals: They're just like us! At least, their choice of cloud storage isn't so far off from your average non-despicable data thief. Instead of using dedicated servers to hoard stolen data, hackers have taken to using popular consumer products like Google Drive and Dropbox. Read more...

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A reader, Chris, wrote us yesterday with a very good question about streaming music services: Read more...

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I'm tired of being lied to. Tired of companies exploiting my childhood dreams of riding a hoverboard just like Back to the Future Part II. When Doc Brown let me down , I was ready to write off the whole idea. But this week, my dream finally came true.Read more...

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It's a Gizmodo tradition. Every year, we ask you to photograph the beautiful colors of fall. So for this week's Shooting Challenge, we want you to share your best fall photos, taken any time this year.Read more...

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Design options for wheelchairs seem stuck on a spectrum from boring to next-level boring. That's what Andrew Slorance wants to change. The UK-based entrepreneur is in the process of getting his Carbon Black chairs FDA approved to bring the distinctly stylish chairs to the U.S.Read more...

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During his 127-hour ordeal under that boulder, backpacker Aaron Ralston resorted to consuming his own urine in order to stay alive before eventually hacking off his own forearm and escaping. This was an extreme survival case, and pretty much the only time you should even consider drinking from your own spigot. Here's why.Read more...

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Twitter is branching out beyond tweets: The company is launching a software development kit today, called Fabric. With Fabric, Twitter intends to take over your phone. Read more...

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We are still waiting patiently for January 1, 2015 so that we can purchase the Lego UCS (Ultimate Collector Series) Slave I (75060). Pictures of the new set are pretty small and the building instructions aren't available yet, but here is a video of Hans Schlömer going over the many features and difficulties in designing the Slave I.Read more...

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For most of us, LEGO sets are little more than a child's toy. But for Nathan Sawaya, they're an interlocking plastic canvas, an artistic medium of immeasurable potential and capable of transforming into any shape imaginable. Art of the Brick: A Life in LEGO showcases some of Sawaya's most ambitious projects—this mammoth T-Rex skeleton, for example—and the inspirations behind them. The following is an excerpt from the book.Read more...

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"What happens when you serve McDonald's food to some experts and pretend it's a new organic meal?" ask Sacha and Cedrique. To answer this question they went to a organic food fair in Houten, Netherlands, armed with disguised McNuggets and Big Macs. You can imagine what happens—or just watch their video:Read more...

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Today, Google revealed a project two years in the making. At first glance it looks just like a redesign of Gmail, and that's sort of half true. It's actually a completely new system called "Inbox" and it wants to reimagine your email.Read more...

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A nifty new payment system is not without its quirks. A few early adopters who used Apple Pay to stock up on Halloween candy ended up getting charged two times per transaction. For now, however, it only seems to be those who used Bank of America debit cards.Read more...

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If you're running low on space on your Android, iOS, or Kindle device, this wireless flash drive acts as a fully-independent server to transfer and stream content back and forth. It even has a built-in battery that lasts for up to four hours, so you don't even need to plug it into anything to operate.Read more...

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The FBI has over 77.7 million Americans in its master database of criminals. And according to the Wall Street Journal, they're adding between 10,000 and 12,000 new names per day. That means that roughly one out of every three American adults has a file with the FBI.Read more...

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Wired just published a meaty feature on Kip Thorne and the science behind Interstellar. Thorne, one of the world's most celebrated theoretical physicists, worked with director Christopher Nolan to ensure that depictions of things like black holes and wormholes would be accurate in the film. And also spectacular.Read more...

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HEY, AT LEAST THIS IS BETTER THAN THAT DUMB PIRATE SHIT, RIGHT?Read more...

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Air travel, once the pinnacle of style in America, has evolved into a fluorescent-lit, crumb-strewn hellscape of stinky carpets, underpaid and overworked employees, and fights between drunk racists and tall people . It's easy to claim your local terminal is the worst, but which of America's many airport terminals is truly the Worst? Read more...

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Five years ago, I was broke, but I needed a great camera anyhow. The Canon S90 was the perfect fit for my needs and my credit card balance. And I wasn't the only one who thought so. The amazing S90 and successors made Canon a mint — at least until Sony's RX100 came along with higher quality images. With the G7 X, Canon is striking back with specs, plus a little bit of the charm that made Canon compacts so easy to love in the first place.Read more...

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