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Last night, Michael Brown's family renewed the call for all police officers to wear body cameras that record their interactions with people. This is smart, but like every other tool we give the police, cameras will only work the way they're intended to if the cops don't abuse them.Read more...

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Are you sick and tired of hitting two keys before each and every hashtag? Have you lost hours at work hunting down the # on your keyboard? Has your pinky been injured from awkward shifting positions? No? Me neither. But isn't this little hashtag keyboard cuuuuuuuute?Read more...

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We don't yet have time travel, but we can travel through time quickly through the power of timelapse photography. Here are your submissions to this week's timelapse Shooting Challenge .Read more...

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It was weird night in Times Square last night. I had just spilled out of a music show trying to catch any semi-convenient subway train back to Brooklyn. Hours earlier, a grand jury had failed to indict Darren Wilson on murder charges against Michael Brown and crowds gathered in protest, all bathed in the white light of this massive fucking Google screen.Read more...

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Saturday night, I had dove breasts and braised pheasant for dinner. That's because that morning, I'd shot them, brought them home, cleaned them on my back porch, then sat and watched as my girlfriend made them for dinner. Read more...

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The bottom of a whisky glass turns out to be far more complex, beautiful, and scientifically fascinating than you might expect. These photographs of dried whisky rings taken by Phoenix-based photographer Ernie Button now inspiring physicists who study complex fluids. Read more...

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Tis the season to buy a smart watch, and whether you're looking for an Android Wear model, or a cross-platform Pebble, we've got you covered.Read more...

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It's Thanksgiving. And that means a lot of us pretend we like turkey for a day. So for this week's Shooting Challenge, let's celebrate that poor bird and photograph it.Read more...

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A few weeks ago, we asked you to name the worst airport in America. It was a seemingly crowded field, but in the end, there was no competition: LaGuardia won out by a landslide . And not just according to you—that's according to experts, the governor, and even Joe Biden.Read more...

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The teaser for the next installment of the Jurassic Park films snuck out on Sunday , but just a few days later our first look at a full trailer for Jurassic World has arrived, showing that we just didn't learn our lesson about bringing dinosaurs back to life the first three times.Read more...

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Here's the driver's dream: A vehicle that sends us where we want to go, plays the music we want to hear, and allows us to communicate (within reason) with the outside world, all with minimal distraction. It's the vision of the connected car, and it's a promise many automakers hope to deliver for 2015.Read more...

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The new film The Imitation Game hits theaters this weekend. But before you see Benedict Cumberbatch's brilliant portrayal of Alan Turing on the big screen, you should definitely check out the book that the film is based on, Alan Turing: The Enigma. Today we have author Andrew Hodges joining us for a live webchat from 12:30-1:30pm Eastern time. Read more...

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The size and thickness of the Antarctic ice sheet acts as a barometer for global health but figuring out exactly how much frozen water is sitting atop the southern pole is difficult. Satellite results are often obscured by layers of snow and ice core boring requires people to brave the extreme cold to collect them. But with this self-guided sonar sub, researchers can collect accurate ice information without ever getting off the boat.Read more...

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12 people and ten days: That's how long the artist collective Numen / For Use says it took to create a cellophane jungle gym inside this gallery in Paris, where visitors can crawl inside their milky, transparent network like spiders on a web. How much tape did they use? Almost 30 miles.Read more...

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How much would someone have to pay you before you willingly swapped your phone for a BlackBerry? The Canadian phonemaker is hoping that number is less than $600, because that is how much they are prepared to give you.Read more...

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There were plenty of engineering-themed toys on view at this weekend's Toy and Game Fair in Chicago, but none of them came close to NASA's contribution in terms of sheer cred. On hand at the fair were NASA reps who demonstrated a mechanism built from the agency's new LittleBits kit. Read more...

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Last week we showed you how NASA simulates space here on Earth, with everything from advanced virtual reality to monstrous thermal vacuum chambers. But all of that still can't prepare you for how an object, or an experiment, will behave in zero gravity. Sometimes you just have to fly.Read more...

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Ross Perot is a collector. He once bought a copy of the Magna Carta in 1984. But more intriguingly, he also bought and resurrected ENIAC, the world's oldest true computer.Read more...

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Android 5.0 Lollipop is now upon us, and while you might be rejoicing at all the new features you can take advantage of, you might also be cursing at the state that the new OS has left your device in. We've rounded up the most common Lollipop issues so far, together with the fixes you can try to get your gadgets working smoothly again.Read more...

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It seems a test drive just isn't enough to sell customers on a new car these days. So to help promote the new Chrysler 200, the automaker partnered with Wieden+Kennedy Portland, Stopp, and MPC Creative to produce an Oculus Rift virtual reality experience that gives buyers not only a tour of the car, but the process of how it was designed and built.Read more...

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Video game worlds are littered with health packs, energy potions, even random piles of food that your character can take advantage of for a quick energy boost. At most offices, though, the only power-up you're going to find is a pot of coffee—and even when it's stale and awful that shot of caffeine can revive you better than even a giant red mushroom.Read more...

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More than 46 million Americans will travel further than 50 miles for this week's turkey-based festivities, and many of us will do it via air. And while very few airports deal well with holidays swarms, some of them excel at misery.Read more...

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It's Thanksgiving week — one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. And like many other years, there's a massive storm on the doorstep of the nation's northeast major hub airports that could send everyone's plans right to hell. But to help you be prepared, here are some of your options to get back on track.Read more...

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If Solitaire and Minesweeper have been stripped from all the computers at work but you're still after a discreet way to kill a few minutes, you owe a debt of gratitude to Jeroen Domburg who successfully hacked a backlit Coolermaster QuickFire Rapid-I mechanical keyboard to play the classic game of Snake—which you might remember from an old Nokia phone.Read more...

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This is perfect sphere of liquid metal, suspended using a strong magnetic field so that it can levitate in space. Oh yeah, and it's aboard the International Space Station.Read more...

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