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In 2013, former Formula One Champion Michael Schumacher fell while skiing and suffered a traumatic brain injury even though he was wearing a helmet. The culprit? Some sources blame his helmet-mounted GoPro. Now, Sweet Protection has designed the first snow helmet capable of protecting you from your action camera. Read more...

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Fifteen years ago, Luciano Faggiano of Lecce, Italy sent his sons out digging for a broken sewer line. They didn’t find the pipe, but they did find “a Messapian tomb, a Roman granary, a Franciscan chapel and even etchings from the Knights Templar,” writes Jim Yardley in a story for the New York Times. Read more...

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I have no doubt that Avengers: Age of Ultron is going to be ridiculously fun and awesomely badass in all the ways that comic book superhero movies should be. But boy, making such a spectacle for a movie leads to some hilarious behind the scenes footage. I mean, check out this 9 minute clip of Avengers 2 and try not to laugh.Read more...

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I can almost feel the excitement that the researchers of the Nautilus Exploration Program must have felt when their robotic explorer met this glorious sperm whale at 598 meters (or 1,962 ft) below the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana. Read more...

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Being able to carbonate water in your own home is awesome. Not being able to inject the same magic bubbles into every other liquid you can get your hands on? That’s a drag. But no longer! The SodaStream Mix is a new machine that can bubblify non-water. Are you quaking with glee yet? I know I am. Read more...

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The sprawling construction sites buried below NYC are carefully regulated places, inaccessible to the public. But one photographer has been exploring these caverns and tunnels for 15 years at the MTA’s request—and his work paints an amazing picture of life underground.Read more...

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Inflatable helmets, glow-in-the-dark spray paint, a laser that makes a temporary bike lane—a heck of a lot of products have hit the market recently pledging to keep cyclists safer. But is it the responsibility of people on bikes to use any gadget necessary to stay safe? Or is this distracting from the bigger argument that we should be designing safer cities for bikers?Read more...

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When the IRS wants to snoop, it calls on a secretive and little-known investigative unit—undercover g-men authorized to pose as lawyers, doctors, journalists, or even priests to gain the trust of targets and gather evidence against them. This building is where the tax collector's spies work.Read more...

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Gosh, wouldn’t it be nice to play a little Bloodborne tonight? Shame my wife will be using the TV. If only I had a way to stream the game from my PlayStation 4 to another device. How about a hacked version of the PS4 Remote Play app that works on Android phones and tablets—and my Nvidia Shield? Yes. Yes. That will do nicely. Read more...

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DolphinSafe.gov. CouldIHaveLupus.gov. GovGab.gov. These were real, registered websites at one time until they were terminated. In some cases—take CyberSafe.gov or Americorpse.gov for example—it’s easy to see why. Read more...

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From a bridge that makes walking an adventure to a cost-effective way to revitalize an aging port, Architizer’s A+ Awards announced yesterday include smart and simple architecture for everyday life. Here are a few public structures that make grand statements about our changing cities or solve a universal problem in a beautiful way. Read more...

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Following up on the Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker Buildable Figures revealed at Toy Fair 2015 earlier this year, Lego is introducing four new figures at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California, this week staring with Obi-Wan Kenobi and the lightsaber-hoarding General Grievous.Read more...

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Having played Grand Theft Auto V on the Xbox 360 and again on the Xbox One, I didn;t grab a copy of the PC version for the story or the multiplayer—I got it for those sweet 3840 x 2160 ultra HD graphics. So far I’m very pleased. Read more...

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Paul Wex's Interrupt is an absolutely beautiful look into people and life in southeast Asia. It's filmed entirely in slow motion with a vintage 35mm OM Zuiko lens on a Canon 5D Mk3 and the footage of random daily life is peaceful and serene and stunning and unreal. Its like the video has stopped time to showcase life.Read more...

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Was Siri programmed to be a Russian homophobe? A Russian-language speaker living in London recorded some rude responses to questions about being gay from Apple’s digital assistant. Read more...

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The new MacBook has all kinds of tricks up its sleeve, from a new keyboard to a force feedback trackpad, and of course a lovely new hi-res screen. But maybe the coolest new feature is deep on the inside, terraced batteries that can put more power in a thinner package. Read more...

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There’s just nothing quite like the sound and feel of typing away on a keyboard with genuine mechanical switches under each key. But while most mechanical keyboards are giant and designed to permanently live on your desk, the TEX Yoda has a much smaller form factor and footprint making it easier to travel with so you’ll never have to settle for typing on a portable keyboard’s Chiclet keys ever again.Read more...

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Gawker Can You Solve the Math Problem That Has Torn Singapore Apart? | Jezebel Watch This Asshole Bunny Literally Steal Crackers From a Helpless Baby | Kotaku MMA Star Says Mortal Kombat Likeness "Cannot Be A Coincidence" | Lifehacker Here's the Most Effective Cardio Workout You Can Do in 15 Minutes |Read more...

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Wow. That's pretty much the only word one could ever possibly use to describe Comicave Studios' new quarter-scale Iron Man Hulkbuster figure. Not only does the highly-detailed four-foot tall suit light up, it also features extensive articulation and animatronic armor that automatically opens to reveal the Iron Man Mark 43 armor protected inside.Read more...

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USB Type-C super ports go mobile, Europe finally files antitrust charges against Google, and ResearchKit arrives to bring health research into the 21st century. BitStream has all the news and rumors you missed in the last 24 hours.Read more...

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It makes perfect sense. The sensors that capture images for a digital camera and the sensors that convert light into electricity for a solar cell rely on the same technology. So why not build a device with a sensor that does both, and create a self-powered video camera? Some Columbia University researchers did just that.Read more...

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When it comes to nations with a long and rich history of space travel and exploration, Britain isn’t normally a country that comes to most people’s minds. However, they were the third country in the world to operate a satellite in orbit. It’s just a shame America ended up accidentally killing it just a few months later…Read more...

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After much speculation and more than three years in the planning, the European Commission has announced that it is opening a formal investigation into claims of unfair practices by Google.Read more...

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The Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge will be the third bridge over the Bosporus connecting Europe and Asia. This foggy early morning view of its two pylons was captured from the USS Jason Dunham guided-missile destroyer when it was leaving the Black Sea on April 14th 2015. Read more...

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Looking up to find the way is so 2014. Instead, a team of researchers suggests, small electrodes on your thighs could be used to direct you as wander the city streets—a technique that they refer to as “human cruise control.”Read more...

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