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If you’re a map nerd or a history buff or someone who likes to travel or just a person who enjoys learning new things, the latest video from Wendover Productions is an absolute delight to watch. It’s a quick tour of all the countries in the world (this is the first part, so exactly half the countries show up) filled…Read more...

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Nonda’s USB-C to USB-A adapter is one of the smallest products of its kind, and at $9, it’s also one of the cheapest. You even get your choice of silver, space grey, and gold finishes to match your MacBook.Read more...

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Meet Salto, a UC Berkeley-designed robot that, like a parkour athlete, can string together consecutive vertical jumps. Its developers hope to use the robot in search-and-rescue missions, where it can dart around quickly across complex landscapes.Read more...

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Napoleon Hill is the most famous conman you’ve probably never heard of. Born into poverty in rural Virginia at the end of the 19th century, Hill went on to write one of the most successful self-help books of the 20th century: Think and Grow Rich. In fact, he helped invent the genre. But it’s the untold story of Hill’s…Read more...

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On Sunday, I arrived in North Dakota and headed to Oceti Sakowin, one of the main camps where Native water protectors are peacefully blocking the planned path of the Dakota Access Pipeline. I did some interviews. The photographer accompanying me took photos. It was icy cold and very dark and once or twice I fell down…Read more...

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We live in an age of fakes. But it seems that all those fake stories and photos that we see swirling around the internet are somehow getting even worse. Did you hear about the guy who brought a gun to a DC pizza shop because of a conspiracy theory he read online? Yes, the internet’s fakes bleed into the “real world”…Read more...

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Peter Vaughan, known to many for his role as Maester Aemon in the first five seasons of Game of Thrones, has passed away at the age of 93.Read more...

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Welcome back to Giz Asks, a series where we ask experts hard questions about science, technology, and humanity’s future. Today, we’re wondering which emotions are the most communicable, for humans and for other animals.Read more...

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Back in 2011, Apple called Samsung a bunch of no-good, phone-stealing copycats (legally speaking,) demanding nearly $1 billion. Fast forward five years and the South Korean electronics giant that’s now best known for producing pocket-sized explosives got what appears to be a lucky break from the highest court in the…Read more...

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Mowing the lawn ranks among the least enjoyable chores for a homeowner. But you can appease the neighbors who won’t stop complaining about your unkempt yard with this Grassffiti machine that grooms different designs into the surface of your lawn.Read more...

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If you have ever wanted to pay $3/minute to talk to game developers on the phone—and who hasn’t?—today is your lucky day, thanks to the launch of Callvention, a wild new website that will no doubt be used by many people.Read more...

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The new trailer for The Circle just dropped, and boy, the kings of Silicon Valley are not going to be pleased.Read more...

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You might not need to use a Dremel all that often, but it’s one of those things everyone should keep in their tool box, if only for sanding wood and carving jack-o-lanterns. Today on Amazon, you can score the the Dremel 2290 3-tool craft kit to an all-time low $59 (from about $75-$80).Read more...

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Aside from the pointlessly short controller cables, the only other complaint we have with Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition is that it only comes with 30 classic games. There are so many classic consoles and retro titles to choose from, which is why the RetroEngine Sigma might be a better alternative since it promises to…Read more...

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You would never buy a hundred million-dollar computer without a repair plan, but that’s exactly what NASA does when it sends costly satellites into space. To ensure that its prized eyes-in-the-sky don’t become the solar system’s most expensive e-waste, the space agency is now building a robot capable of repairing and…Read more...

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President-elect Donald Trump woke up from a Big Mac-induced coma this morning to send off a tweet about Air Force One. Big Donny says the latest versions of the Air Force One being built by Boeing have become too expensive, and that the order should be canceled. Read more...

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When the Mavic Pro arrived in our offices, the reaction was unanimous: holy shit, it’s small. The folding drone is roughly the size and weight of a hefty Italian sandwich. This compact form factor, I’d come to learn, is a blessing and a curse for the Mavic Pro—emphasis on the blessing.Read more...

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Buried in Monday’s support update on iPhone 6S shutdowns was the news that that the problem might be more widespread than we thought.Read more...

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Back in October, it seemed like the smartwatch, specifically Apple’s variant, was as close to dead as a product selling over a million units can be. Market intelligence firm IDC reported that smartwatch sales were down across the board with the Apple Watch seeing a 71.6 percent decline since last year. In a massive…Read more...

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Foxtrot Alpha Russia’s Unreliable Aircraft Carrier Just Lost Another Plane | Lifehacker Most Popular How-To Guides of 2016 | Kotaku Going To Japan? Short On Cash? Stay Here, Maybe. | io9 The Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer Is Appropriately Insane and Over the Top |Read more...

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Labels are Gmail’s secret weapon that let you organize your inbox on your own terms. Once they’re set up, they do most of your message processing automatically and make it easier to skim through your inbox. If you’re not using labels in Gmail yet—or not using them with any kind of method—here are 6 ways you can start…Read more...

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The ocean is chock full of incredibly weird creatures that couldn’t possibly exist anywhere but under the sea. Like the crinoid, more commonly known as the feather star, which uses countless flapping arms to propel itself through the water—but that’s not the weirdest part.Read more...

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Each day, millions of parents try to limit their children’s screen time, but the allure of TVs and tablets seems almost impossible for some kids to resist. Thankfully, there’s now a solution to this daily struggle: You simply become The Pony.Read more...

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This is very probably one of the scariest places you can park your bum: at the very edge of a corner of a very tall building in downtown Toronto. To make it even worse, Oleg Cricket, the guy in the video, decided it would be a perfect time to start spinning around while he’s sitting too. I’ve never been so stressed…Read more...

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At this point, it would almost be bigger news if blood-testing startup turned blood-testing fuck up Theranos managed to do something right. Nevertheless, the company continues to amaze, somehow outdoing every embarrassing error with an even dumber and more painful blunder.Read more...

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