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This clever power strip (can I even call it that?) is shaped like a cube to accomodate all of your oversized all warts. It even has a couple of USB ports for your convenience. The price currently varies by color, but the green is as low as $13. [PowerCube Power Strip with 4 outlets, Dual USB Port, $13]Read more...

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Work on TOTE shipholding's new Marlin-class cargo ships is progressing quickly. Late last month crews were photographed installing the vessel's main engine, a 539 ton behemoth that runs on liquefied natural gas rather than diesel. Read more...

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Amongst Apple's deluge of announcements last week, the company declared that the two iPhone 6 models and other iOS 8 iPhones would support Wi-Fi Calling, a nifty sounding tech that can use your home Wi-Fi to make calls. But the terminology is confusing, and it doesn't help that carriers are dancing around what it means. So what is Wi-Fi calling, exactly?Read more...

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Is there anything more awkward than showing up to a birthday party or a wedding and plunking down the smallest present on the gift table? It turns out that science can help compensate for your limited spending through some simple optical illusions. By wrapping your gift in this clever paper that makes it look like an apartment building, the human eye will see it as being much larger than it really is.Read more...

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Searching for porn on the internet just got easier (not that it was hard before). Read more...

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Apple recently gave iTunes users something they didn't want for free: a new U2 album. Reactions have ranged from "who the hell is U2?" to "who the hell is U2 and why is this on my phone?" The move has also spawned countless jokes, including the photoshop'd image above. Yes, despite looking plausible enough, it's yet another fake.Read more...

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Chromecast just got another wave of apps. Leading the charge this time is the newly Amazon-owned Twitch, along with iHeartRadio, and a handful of Disney streaming apps. More excuses to never leave the couch!Read more...

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IFTTT is a simple yet powerful way to put your digital stuff to work making your life easier, automatically. Now, thanks to a collaboration with Automatic, drivers of some 2011 or newer Ford vehicles can summon IFTTT with the push of a steering-wheel button. Read more...

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Williamsburg has a problem. The neighborhood's become so popular so quickly that some fear that local infrastructure will buckle under the exploding population. Anybody who's ridden the L train lately knows this problem all too well. But that's nothing a few crazy people and a gondola can't solve.Read more...

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With roughly 12,383 miles of coastline, the US has plenty of potential installation sites for offshore wind farms. Floating data collection centers like the one shown above will help energy companies and government agencies alike find the windiest, and most effective locations along America's shores.Read more...

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Making and sharing your own Google Map is getting easier thanks to the newly rebranded and relaunched "My Maps" tool. There's also a new Android app so you can make and manage your maps on the go. Read more...

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Qatar, the 2022 host of the World Cup, is not a large country, with a population just over 2.1 million. So to prepare for the millions who'll descend on the country eight years from now, it's going to great lengths—including building an entire new city from scratch.Read more...

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LittleBits has had a busy year. First, it released an Arduino module that let you program your own littleBits circuits and then the CloudBit that let any circuit become internet-connected. Now, the pioneering startup is launching the final piece of the puzzle: the bitLab.Read more...

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Microsoft's got a new mobile keyboard, but you won't find a Windows key anywhere on it. You will find a "Command" key though, and a little switch that toggles between Windows mode, Android mode, and iOS mode. It's a keyboard that aims to turn any tablet into a Surface. Read more...

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We first wrote about Misfit Wearables' first activity tracker, the Misfit Shine , back in 2012. Not only did it look absolutely gorgeous, but it never needed charging, and it was waterproof. It had some flaws, but for 100 bucks, it wasn't bad. Well Misfit's second wearable, the Flash, is here, and it just undercut its own product by $50Read more...

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Sunshine Superman, a nostalgia-flecked look at the beginnings of modern BASE jumping , is an exuberant look at the life of Carl Boenish, the sport's founding father. Read more...

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Google+ first popped up as Mountain View's answer to Facebook, but as the platform has grown its most useful components have been nothing to do with social networking in the traditional sense. Here are three features that might make it worth your time to dust off your Google+ account and dive back in.Read more...

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Either the folks at Leica are just plain out of ideas, or they simply enjoy playing jokes on the camera community. Their latest stunt is the $19,500 Leica M Edition 60. It's a digital rangefinder with no rear display. Yep, it's impossible to review your digital images. Why? We're not sure, but Leica probably has a good many adjectives to throw your way.Read more...

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Looks like Apple didn't snag all the good mobile payment partners: NFC rival Softcard just announced a partnership with Subway. Read more...

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Minecraft is a sprawling game with a huge, enthusiastic fanbase. But to outsiders like Conan O'Brien, the cubist adventure can look a little juvenile... which is probably why he imagined the Minecraft team celebrating their $2.5 billion deal with Microsoft like this. Read more...

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A toasty pair of knitted mittens will certainly keep your hands warm once Old Man Winter arrives, but what about the rest of you? In addition to a parka and long underwear, nothing helps your body fight freezing temps like a belt of bourbon, or a shot of whiskey. And no matter where you are, you can secretly nip at the hooch with these flask-packing mittens.Read more...

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The public restroom is not a place worth celebrating, generally speaking. It is a place of absolute necessity, awkward small talk, and worst case scenarios come true. Cintas, a company that specializes in—what else?—bathroom supplies, is dead set on changing that perception. Which is why it sponsors a contest to find the best restrooms in America.Read more...

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As mesmerizing as an aquarium full of fish can be, it's hard to not feel bad about imprisoning them in a glass cell. And maybe that's partly what inspired Adam Ben-Dor, the creator of that awesome animated Pixar-like desk lamp , to build the Abovemarine; a glass bowl on omni-directional wheels that lets its sole swimming occupant steer it around.Read more...

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Have you stared into the soul of internet today? No? Well, here's your chance. The folks over at Everything is Terrible have taken 50 VHS production company intros—those little animations that played on tapes back when you still used them—and layered them into a single deeply disturbing video.Read more...

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Smart home thermostats are becoming quite common and, for the Nest at least, downright popular. But most of these systems only monitor from one direction—that is, the user remotely checking the home. The new Ecobee 3 system, however, works both ways; the device is watching its watchers with remote sensors.Read more...

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