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Boeing has successfully tested the QF-16 against live fire for the first time. The QF-16 is a a modified version of the F-16 Fighting Falcon designed to be controlled remotely by a human pilot so companies can test new weapons systems against it. It's pretty awesome to see it dodging the bullet in the skies.Read more...

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The FCC adopted a law to keep TV commercials back in 2011 , but it's decided that it's not enough: from June 2015, there are set to be further volume reductions on loud ads.Read more...

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One of the coolest things about Hong Kong—one of the great cities of the world that feels a lot like living in the future, for better or worse—is the bustling city's relationship with the picturesque nature that surrounds it. You get a glimpse of that in this video by Billy Boyd Cape.Read more...

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What kind of drones do ISIS militants use? Nothing fancy actually: in fact, they use an off-the-shelf consumer drone like a DJI Phantom . Read more...

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We all know what havoc plastic wreaks on our environment. When it's not running off into our lakes and choking fish, it's fusing with sand, wood and natural debris and forming permanent litter that will far outlast us. Wouldn't it be great it we could make biodegradable plastic out of agriculture waste? Turns out we can. Read more...

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There's a commonly held view that kids using SMS abbreviation is going to be the ruin of the English language. But what if all that typing is actually just great practice?Read more...

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Search on Facebook sucks so hard it would be funny if it wasn't frustrating. Now it looks like Facebook is finally doing something about it, so allow me a minute bounce around my living room in joy. Read more...

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Google Authorship—the thing that told you who wrote each article you saw when you searched—is being killed off. The reason? People just don't use it.Read more...

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If you've ever despaired with a piece of ropey LG software, you're not alone. But it's not just pure chance that's rendered it so bad—it's practically corporate policy.Read more...

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If you haven't tried out Autodesk's fabulous Pixlr, a full-fledged photo editor in the browser, you absolutely must. It's the go-to app for most of us here at Gizmodo. Now, it's available as a free desktop program for Mac and Windows. Read more...

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You can start streaming 4K content from Amazon Instant Video as soon as October — but only if you have a Samsung UltraHD aka 4K television set. Read more...

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Though we know funny movie maestro Edgar Wright uses a ginormous arsenal of visual tools and tricks when he's directing a movie, one of his trademarks is his use of close up shots. They're quick, they're snappy and they're so fun to see on the screen. James R. Lloret stitched all of them together in this fun supercut.Read more...

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What's more gross than a fungus gnat larva? Thousands of fungus gnat larva swarming together to look like a giant blob snake. From afar, it just looks like a rotten log or snake trying to slide by on the sidewalk but when you get up close, the horror, the horror.Read more...

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It's a cruel job being destroyer of childhoods but CinemaSins loves to ham it up when they poke fun at universally loved movies from our past. This time, their target is Toy Story, a movie that's not just awesome but also responsible for so much more awesome in the Pixar movies that followed it.*Read more...

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I just came from Vienna and I have to admit that I loved it. Part of it was the great company and the other part was the architecture, food, and wine—the Viennese are such hedonists! This time-lapse video of the imperial city in the style of House of Cards* gives a perfect idea about how cool it is.Read more...

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This looks like a scene from a sci-fi game or movie, but it's actually a photo from one of the latest tests of the X-47B unmanned combat aircraft on board the USS Theodore Roosevelt. The US Navy is getting really close to the future, people: Combat drones launched automatically from motherships.Read more...

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Stunning photo of a lightning striking an Boeing 777 that seems to be in the middle of a perfect rainbow, taken by German photographer Birk Möbius. The image was captured yesterday from an aerodrome in Taucha, Germany. Check out the zoomed image to see the plane being hit by the lightning.Read more...

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Coral Jade is a street performer that's pretty much mastered the art of hula hooping. She can twirl them on every part of her body, use them to create mind bending warps and dance with 30 to make it look like she's being teleported in a JJ Abrams-era Star Trek Transporter.Read more...

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In 1982, irrepressibly goofy comedian Steve Martin starred in Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, a film noir with a whole cast of cinematic heavy hitters. Humphrey Bogart! Cary Grant! Bette Davis! Veronica Lake! All these stars helped popularize the dark genre, but this black-and-white was a affectionately silly spoof, with a twist; each of those big-name cameos was edited in from clips of their old performances. Read more...

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In a study that even Sum 41 could get behind, scientists at the University of Illinois in Chicago are tripping senior citizens over, and over, and over again—all to save lives. Read more...

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Remember when Tenacious D came back and dropped Rize of the Fenix back in 2012? Maybe you're like me and you forgot. Well we're both terrible because god damn is its first song good. Read more...

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The largest companies consume a shockingly huge amount of the world's natural resources. Ikea, for instance, uses 17.8 million cubic yards of wood a year. When it comes to cotton, there's VF Corp., a relatively unknown corporation that owns some of the best-known clothing brands in the world. Read more...

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The Atlantic reports that Google's skunkworks Google X team has spent the last two years working on a secret program. More than a loosely sketched concept like the teaser Amazon pushed out earlier this year, Google appears to be serious about delivery in the air—getting products from the warehouse to their destination in about two minutes.Read more...

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Where is the internet? This map might explain it better than any statistics could ever hope to: The red hot spots show where the most devices that can access the internet are located.Read more...

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Starbucks is rolling out pumpkin spice lattes, starting with an early access option that starts today. This means it's the time of year for everyone's favorite overpriced seasonal beverage. This doesn't mean we'll be adding extra pumpkin to our diet, because Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes™, despite the name, contain no pumpkin. Read more...

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