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Next time you go to download an app in the Mac or iOS App Store, you'll notice that apps not requiring an upfront payment no longer say 'Free.' Instead, they sat 'Get.' Here's why.Read more...

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Sony clearly isn't one to be complacent: its compact mirrorless camera, the A7 , launched a year ago, then got a video upgrade just six months later. Now, it's successor—the A7 II—has been announced.Read more...

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The visual effects team that made Gravity look so God damn great is planning to "tell the story of the universe," using Magic Leap's augmented reality technology to create an immersive live show next year.Read more...

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To work out what dizzying speeds they can offer you, ISPs have to use some simple math to predict how much the demand for delicious internet will vary at peak times. Only, they don't always get it right.Read more...

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We have seen lots of impressive images and time-lapse video of the snow wall that buried entire cities in upstate New York but this is the first drone video filmed behind it, taken in West Seneca by Jim Grimaldi. A new lake effect, powered by arctic winds from the north pole and Siberia, is now hitting the area again.Read more...

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This Earth video created by James Tyrwhitt-Drake using footage from the Elektro-L weather satellite —a Russian satellite that takes one 121 megapixel image of Earth every 30 minutes—is the highest resolution video of our home planet ever created. Watch it in all its 4K glory here.Read more...

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The thing about software is that it's...soft. Malleable! You can add neato things to it that make products better. Camera makers usually update a device's firmware with bug fixes and supposed "performance increases." Not so with the upcoming December update to Fujfilm's X-T1 mirrorless camera . It's replete with fancy new abilities. Read more...

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When you combine three nice things like grandmas and weed and doing something for the first time, well, you get something wonderful. Watch as three grandmas smoke weed for the first time and hang out with them as they get high. They laugh, they get the munchies, they don't always make sense and they want to smoke more.Read more...

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Something that seems ripped from the future is being developed right now inside a lab in Brooklyn. It's the VetiGel which is also known as the borderline magical band-aid of the future. It's a gel that when applied on a wound, almost immediately stops the bleeding. Here's the lab where they make the future.Read more...

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Guardians of the Galaxy was one of the best movies of the year and probably one of the funnest movies I've seen in a long while but it also had its fair share of logic gaps that were glossed over. HISHE hilarious fixed the movie by changing some scenes in the movie so it all makes sense. Spoiler alert: the bad guys win.Read more...

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Vaping and e-cigarettes are everywhere these days. More and more people are carrying around those cylindrical metal flutes and blowing out giant cloud puffs that it all seems so common. But because the industry is so new, no one really knows what's going to happen. The New Yorker made this short doc to find out.Read more...

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It's freezing. Literally everywhere. So let's watch something where it's the opposite. On the hottest day of the year in New York City, Sydney Lumet's 12 Angry Men are just walking into the deliberation room to pass verdict on a murder trial. All but one of the 12 believe the defendant is guilty.Read more...

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Although there are large swaths of America which may only know his name as a track on a Daft Punk album, Giorgio Moroder is so very much more. The name and first song from his new album 74 is the New 24 hints at that a bit, with a nod to his age (yep, 74) and boundless career.Read more...

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The saga of Apple's disappearing sapphire screens seems to have finally offered some concrete answers. According to a recent article by the Wall Street Journal, the screens' supplier, GT Advanced Technologies, wasn't just mismanaged—the product they were putting out was pretty much unusable. Read more...

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Back in March, we learned Ikea had purchased an Illinois wind farm big enough to power all its US stores. Well, that was small potatoes. Today the company announced its largest investment in renewables ever: The acquisition of a much larger wind farm in Texas. Read more...

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Behold the F-22 Raptor (top two) and F-35 Lightning II (bottom two) flying together for the first time in history. Arguably the two most technologically advanced military jets in the world, the Lt. Col. Matt Renbarger—commander of the 58th Fighter Squadron—says they mix together like peanut butter and jelly:Read more...

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Any household with small roaming humans inevitably has to block its electrical sockets from tiny probing fingers. But most of the childproof measures out there—plastic plugs, sliding faceplates—can still be impregnated by determined hands. This outlet won't supply any electricity to its sockets until a plug is inserted—and it can tell the difference between a plug and, say, a wet fork.Read more...

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In an interview this afternoon at the Defense One Summit, DARPA director Arati Prabhakar explained the history and future of the agency. And Prabhakar wants it known that Google and other commercial enterprises are not their enemy. In fact, they're more important that ever to DARPA's national security goals, as private R&D spending has slowly surpassed public spending over the past 60 years.Read more...

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Peruse the digital wares of the OSX or iOS stores, and you might notice a peculiar change: All of the apps previously labeled as "free" now say "get." It's a pretty small change that has no real impact on us users. "Get" apps are still free, and the apps themselves haven't changed either. "Get" is just a more accurate description of your digital transaction.Read more...

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Impressive video of professional ice climbers Klemen Premrl and Aljaz Anderle climbing icebergs in Greenland's Disko Bay. Or, better said, trying to climb: They were very fragile and one started to collapse as they were going up.Read more...

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Tommy Williamson from BrickNerd has shared this funny stop-motion video of the epic battle between Batman and Superman. The background sets are incredibly good and the animation is so clever that it looks like CGI but it isn't. This thing had to take a bunch of time to produce so, go enjoy it and share accordingly.Read more...

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Die-hard fans of Raiders of the Lost Ark will finally be able to recreate what is certainly the most unsettling scene in the movie, and one of the creepiest uses of practical effects ever to hit the silver screen. But instead of multiple layers of melting gelatin, this Major Toht candle is of course made of wax—so it doesn't melt quite so quickly.Read more...

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Here we go again. Just a few days after a former FBI agent argued that the new iOS 8 encryption would cause somebody to die , a Department of Justice boss upped the ante. At a meeting on October 1, Deputy Attorney General James Cole told a room full off Apple executives that iPhone encryption would cause a child to die. A child!Read more...

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Stop waiting. If you can afford it, it's time to get a new-gen console, and the Xbox One is a worthwhile one to get.Read more...

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Geckos are, objectively, way better at climbing stuff than people. Our big sweaty meathooks are no match for the wall-scaling optimized toe pads of a small lizard. That's why a team at Stanford University is busy making gloves that simulate the sticky grip of the gecko. Read more...

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