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Despite hundreds of keyboard and stylus accessories for your phone or tablet, a pen and paper is still the easiest way to take notes at work. And in their continued effort to bridge your gadgets and notebooks, Evernote and Moleskine are introducing a business-oriented notebook that gives you space for jotting private notes not meant for coworkers' eyes.Read more...

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The Wankel Tyrannosaurus Rex has lived the past 26 years of its 65-million-year existence at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana. This week the colossal creature's carcass is moving to the National Museum of Natural History in D.C., where it will eventually live in a new $35 million dinosaur hall. But how does it make the trip safely? Popular Mechanics explains. Read more...

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The always interesting urban exploration crew at Trackrunners have assembled all of their various trips down beneath the streets of Barcelona into one long super-post, an epic catalog of all things lost and subterranean in that Spanish coastal city. Read more...

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It's allergy season, and if you've got 'em, you're dying right now. Honeywell's new Bluetooth-enabled Air Purifier talks uses your smartphone's internet connection to monitor allergy reports and help you keep those sniffles under control.Read more...

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You're heading to the store to get an Xbox One right now, and need to know which games to get. (Land the plane, first, of course.) Or you're at work or in school, daydreaming about what you want to play next. Or maybe you're suiting up for a battle in the console war, cinching on your armor and trying to remember which games will best help you make the argument for Microsoft's new console. We are here to help.Read more...

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The UK designers at Astronomika have launched a limited edition screenprint series that they describe as their attempt to draw everything humans have sent into space. They call it "a growing compendium of beautifully crafted screenprints celebrating the past, present and future of spaceflight."Read more...

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Peep. Guns. America. There is something strangely satisfying about watching a boatload of seasonal candy getting blasted to smithereens by some heavy weaponry. Jesus is back. With a vengeance. Happy Easter weekend, everyone. Read more...

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When the sun comes up, the flowers come out. Inspired by the design of Arabic windows known as mashrabiya, these 45-foot wide, flower-shaped sunshades "blossom" in minutes to cover the facades of these twin towers designed for two (anonymous!) Middle Eastern media companies. Read more...

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Amazon just announced that its amazing but limited Voice Search function on FireTV is now integrating Hulu Plus, Crackle, and Showtime Anytime into its search results. Hopefully that means other apps like Netflix will join the fold soon!Read more...

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I love Wikipedia, but too often the articles are just not that easy to read. It's not that my English isn't good enough. My English good. There is Simple English Wikipedia, but it doesn't cover as many topics and it's not as thorough.Read more...

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Okay, so it's not quite the right season, but I've fallen in love with this adorable Kangeri "nomadic radiator." Guide the little guy around the room and let him gently warm up your personal space, kind of like the puppy you can't have because your apartment building won't allow pets. Read more...

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More people have committed suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge than on any other structure in the world—someone jumps from the bridge to their death about every two weeks. But those figures could be dramatically reduced if a proposed suicide-prevention barrier is installed later this year, as advocates hope.Read more...

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It can be hard to find good smack without leaving the comfort of your own home. At least it used to be. A new search engine for black markets is making it easier than ever to find anything from high quality heroin to assault rifles. The site even looks just like Google. It's called Grams, and it works remarkably well. Read more...

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Mustang is one of the most remote parts of Nepal: Nestled on the border of Tibet, it was one of the last parts of the country to encounter Westerners. It's been described as a "hidden kingdom" that's been "virtually unchanged since the 15th century," but modern technology—like radio—is coming.Read more...

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Thirty-eight million gallons of treated, ready-to-drink water will be flushed into the Columbia River after a teenager peed in a Portland reservoir.Read more...

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When you're looking for alien life, the best place to look is somewhere like Earth; the only place we know of that life exists. Kepler-186f, the first Earth-sized planet to be found in the habitable zone of a star, is the best bet we've ever found. Read more...

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You might not have had a use for a dedicated calculator after completing your final high school math course, but that doesn't mean others don't. In fact, despite the rise of smartphones, companies like Casio are still churning out standalone calculators. And its latest, the fx-FD10 Pro, which is designed for outdoor-types like surveyors, seems almost indestructible.Read more...

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Even in an age of security leaks and government surveillance, amazingly, Americans still feel pretty good about the role that technology will play in their lives, according to a new study. However, when you ask them about the specific advances—like bioengineering, wearable tech, drones, and robots—Americans are a bit more wary of welcoming the future.Read more...

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The Retina iPad Mini is a fantastic , if somewhat expensive, tablet, but today you can get refurbished models from Apple at great discounts. This is the first time Apple has offered the new Mini through their refurb store, and all Apple refurbs get a hand inspection, new battery, and the same 1 year warranty as their brand new counterparts. Read more...

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I have accepted that center-mounted displays screens in cars, touch or otherwise, are not going anywhere. But why do so many of them look like they've just been tacked on as an afterthought? It looks terrible.Read more...

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There are all kinds of different utopian visions in the world. But which ones are the best? Today we have the definitive (and comprehensive) list of utopias ranked from least amazing to most amazing.Read more...

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It turns out that your seemingly random taps, swipes, and other finger gestures on a touchscreen display might not be so random after all. In fact, the way you interact with a touchscreen is so unique that researchers at Georgia Tech have successfully created software that can lock down your tablet if someone else pokes and prods it.Read more...

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Facebook's newest feature, Nearby Friends, begins rolling out today. The opt-in app addition lets your friends know when you're close by, with the option to show your precise location on a map, if that's the kind of thing you want to share with your friends.Read more...

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Scientists have discovered a new species in which the female is the individual who has the penis and the male has a vagina-like opening. According to Kazunori Yoshizawa—from Hokkaido University in Japan—these cave insects are the only documented beings in the planet with this surprising feature.Read more...

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For whatever reason, Easter has become that special time of year when people everywhere gather round to destroy tiny, marshmallow birds in the most demented ways they know how. And so far, it looks like Red Hot Nickel Ball has this year on lockdown.Read more...

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