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This video, from Claire Thomas, shows off the versatility and all around awesomeness of eggs. It's close up shot after slow mo shot after food porn shot of that beautiful yellow jello orb that, when added to anything, makes everything taste a little better. Read more...

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Few people make killing people look as entertainingly graphic and creatively brutal as Quentin Tarantino does in his movies. All of his films, from Reservoir Dogs to Django, are notorious for violent deaths that sometimes number in the hundreds. Watch them all in this supercut by Jaume R. Lloret.Read more...

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Here's a recipe for fun: Go up to the 48th floor of a skyscraper in London. Enjoy a beer at the rooftop bar. Change into your base jumping gear in the restroom. Make a beeline for the balcony and jump into the heart of London. Illegal? Probably. Fun as hell to watch? Absolutely.Read more...

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The most valuable stamp in the world is a red smudge , but the coolest postal payments just might be these itty bitty stickies from 1970s Bhutan. They'd legally get your letter where it needed to go, and play the country's national anthem (yes, really!). Read more...

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The former Microsoft head-honcho and now owner of the Los Angles Clippers sportsball club took to the stage for the first time since dropping $2 billion on the team. There was fanfare! There was Ballmer Yelling™! Personal contact information was revealed! Wait what?Read more...

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The first time I heard Diplo, it was on a mix CD burned for me by a boy I liked in the 11th grade. I remember thinking "what is a Diplo," and searching Kazaa furiously for more songs by this person or people. Now the dude is everywhere. Read more...

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Android Police reports that Google's forthcoming subscription version of YouTube will be called YouTube music key. And even if there are tons of streaming music services out there, this YouTube offering sounds like it could be different in some exciting ways.Read more...

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"PFFFFTTTTTT! WE ALREADY KNEW THAT!" was a common response from some people when last summer's Snowden leaks revealed that the NSA was monitoring American communications. And in some ways, they were right. We already knew a lot thanks to PBS documentaries. So what PBS documentary will we point to when we learn that the eye-in-the-sky surveillance movie Enemy of the State was frighteningly prophetic ? Probably NOVA's "Rise of the Drones" from January of 2013.Read more...

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If you have not yet witnessed the wonder of an octopus changing color instantaneously , then you should go do that right now. We humans are only slowly playing camouflage catch up. A new color-changing sheet that adapts to the light it senses brings us a tiny step closely to octopi. Read more...

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Steve Ballmer, who just bought the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion and is also that guy who screamed "DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS!" at a conference one time, greeted Clippers fans at a fan festival today. He spent a good portion of his speech screaming like a crazy person, obviously.Read more...

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Solar-powered flashlights consistently suffer from one glaring problem: They're ugly as hell . But that's nothing that a multidisciplinary creative collective from Japan can't solve. Read more...

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Charles and Ray Eames were the archetypal design power couple, who each brought their own distinct kind of creative genius to the personal and professional partnership. When they visited NBC's daytime Home show in 1956 to debut their (now-iconic) eponymous lounge, Charles introduced themselves thusly: "Ray is a painter. I am an architect." Host Arlene Francis has a slightly different take: "Almost always when there is a successful man, there is a very interesting and able woman behind him."Read more...

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There are over 1 billion cars in the world, and the vast majority of them use batteries made from lead. As lithium batteries replace these old timers, there are going to be hundreds of millions of lead suckers sitting in landfills. Which is why MIT wanted to find a way to recycle them—by turning them into a new kind of solar cell. It's surprisingly simple. Read more...

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In order to combat the continued sales growth of ultra-cheap Chromebooks, Microsoft and PC manufactures are offering Windows machines at at comparable, $200 prices. We knew this was coming , but now a leak of the upcoming HP Stream 14 gives us our first look at what these laptops will actually be. Read more...

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In its small red brick headquarters, Vanderbilt's Institute for Software Integration Systems (ISIS) is working on a revolution in smartphone technology. It's not better screens, or battery life, or anything for a major carrier. It's a puzzle-piece phone that will (hopefully) change the way the military communicates.Read more...

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It's been 13 years since Aphex Twin released his last album, Drukqs, and fans have been foaming at the mouth for the next installment of the Richard D. James saga. On Monday morning, Aphex Twin taunted those fans in truly nerdy, fairly tantalizing fashion, by pointing them to the deep web.Read more...

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Internet services want users, and much like religions and smartphone ecosystems, it's best to convert them when they're young. But a string of federal regulation, including the last year's overhauled COPPA rules , provide necessary restrictions and protections for youngling web surfers. But Google isn't giving up and is working on a legal and kid-friendly solution.Read more...

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The days of piloted combat aircraft are quickly coming to an end, soon to be heavily augmented if not outright replaced by UCAS, or Unmanned Combat Air Systems. Just yesterday, the Navy's X-47B demonstrator proved that manned and unmanned operations can take place on the same flight deck. Read more...

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It's hard to say if the Macintosh would've been so successful if it hadn't had such a revolutionary interface—namely, the mouse. While Apple didn't invent the mouse, they did commission the now legendary engineer Jim Yurchenco to make it viable. And he looked to Steve Jobs' former employer for inspiration.Read more...

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For the last few years, Sony's RX100 point-and-shoot camera line has been king of the compact mountain. With the latest version, the RX100 III, Sony aims to build on the previous little powerhouses by zeroing in on the features people want — and eliminating those they don't.Read more...

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Typing on screens is, as we know, pretty boring to watch . But Hollywood has lately gotten a lot smarter about depicting this ubiquitous technology on screen. A radically new film convention, what we might call the "beyond screen text message," is emerging right before our eyes. Read more...

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We're no strangers to external USB chargers around here, but this will actually jump start your car as well. Most jump starters are bulky things with handles and knobs everywhere, but this thing is actually pretty svelte, and should tuck away nicely in your trunk. [PowerAll PBJS12000R Rosso Red/Black Portable Power Bank and Car Jump Starter, $80]Read more...

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Back in 2004, public relations specialists outnumbered journalists about 3 to 1 in the United States. Today, as steady jobs in journalism disappear, it's roughly 5 to 1. One reason more Americans are taking home a PR paycheck? It certainly pays a lot better than working in journalism.Read more...

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In a dusty, seemingly empty field 60 miles east of L.A., Dr. Alexis Gray, a forensic anthropologist from the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department, points to a chain-link fence far in the distance, the mountains rising beyond in the hazy heat. "There are 7,000 people between us and that next fence there," she says. For almost a decade, her job has been to confirm the identification of every single one of them.Read more...

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In most parts of the world, cable cars are relegated to ski areas or amusement parks. But in South America, cities use the gondolas to navigate undulating terrain as public transportation. This fall, two more lines will open in Bolivia's La Paz-El Alto network, making it the longest urban cable car system in the world. Read more...

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