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Data visualization artist Neil Halloran has a knack for turning incomprehensibly large and complex data sets into content that’s both coherent and engrossing. In his latest project, the filmmaker uses his skills to convey the unthinkable: the total number of deaths caused by an all-out nuclear war.Read more...

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Six people from Santa Clara, California have been arrested and charged with selling arcade cabinets full of “counterfeit games”, which they are alleged to have been profiting off to live like rock stars.Read more...

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President Trump doubled down on his inflammatory rhetoric about North Korea yesterday, saying that his now-infamous “fire and fury” line wasn’t tough enough. Well, as you might expect, the president has carried that reckless attitude into yet another day with his tweets this morning.Read more...

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North Koreans, they’re just like us! By which I mean they love smartphone games about war. And according to North Korean state media, the people of that isolated country have three new war-themed smartphone games to choose from.Read more...

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Despite sounding pretty screwed during its second-ever investor call on Thursday, Snapchat had a teeny nugget of good news to share. “Our dancing hot dog is likely the world’s very first augmented reality superstar,” said billionaire Snap CEO Evan Spiegel on a webcast with investors. The dancing dog has been seen more…Read more...

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Google was reportedly scheduled to hold a company-wide town hall meeting Thursday evening to address the controversy surrounding the anti-diversity manifesto that went viral within the company. That meeting has now been canceled, Recode reports, because employees feared further online harassment after their names and…Read more...

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Hot on the heels of reports that Uber-founder Travis Kalanick has been trying to sabotage the search for his replacement as CEO of the company, board member Benchmark Capital is suing him and Uber for fraud, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty. According to the suit, the investment firm wants Kalanick…Read more...

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According to a recently filed lawsuit, a married couple faced persistent, cruel, and grotesque abuse at an Amazon shipping facility, and human resources did nothing to help.Read more...

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Following promises of “fire and fury” from President Donald Trump if it continues its belligerence, North Korea released a statement on Wednesday threatening to launch an “enveloping strike” at the island of Guam, a U.S. territory in the Pacific. Here’s why Pyongyang thinks Guam is a worthy target.Read more...

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Researchers from MIT have developed a wireless, artificially intelligent sensor that can detect the various stages of sleep, including rapid eye movement—the sleep stage associated with dreaming. The non-invasive system could change the way clinicians diagnose sleep disorders and other health complications.Read more...

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It would be really nice if something you could just go to CVS and buy off a shelf unequivocally had some massive health benefit. But the world does not work that way, and neither does science. There are an array of caveats, and layers of complexity, attached to nearly every health study you see sensationalized and…Read more...

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Russia is a boogeyman once again, and the threat of nuclear war looms in the background of our daily lives, but it wouldn’t be a real reboot of the Cold War unless the US was having problems with Cuba. On Wednesday, officials confirmed that two Cuban diplomats were expelled from the US embassy following an “incident”…Read more...

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There’s a never-ending list of things you can do on a laptop, but at their core, they are pretty simple devices. More often than not, it’s feature bloat and things you never even wanted to use that cause a system to go haywire. Instead of gussying up systems with magical touchbars and ridiculous expandable screens,…Read more...

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Last month, NASA’s Curiosity rover captured some of the most remarkable images of Martian clouds we’ve ever seen. Now rare, these Earth-like cirrus clouds are a glimpse into the Red Planet’s distant past.Read more...

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As Russia transitions into an internet dystopia, it appears that Snapchat has been dragged right in. Today, Snapchat’s parent company Snap was registered as an “information distribution organizer.” And by July 1st, 2018, an amended law will require “information distribution organizers” to store months of user data,…Read more...

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Motion control rigs capable of repeatedly recreating smooth, controlled camera movements usually cost tens of thousands of dollars, and they require trained operators to set up and use. But Edelkrone’s new SurfaceONE costs just $690 and apparently can be configured in just a few minutes using a smartphone app as a…Read more...

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If you’ve entertained any stray thoughts about buying PlayStation VR, today’s the day you want to do it.Read more...

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Conservators with Antarctic Heritage Trust have uncovered a perfectly preserved fruitcake that dates back to Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated Terra Nova expedition, which began in 1910.Read more...

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Fallout 4's Pip-Boy smartphone accessory was probably the most sought-after video game tie-in item of all time, but if you missed out a couple years ago, here’s another chance to spend your caps.Read more...

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If you, like me, are an overly sweaty nerd with no musical ability who has always dreamed of being a less sweaty nerd with some musical ability, now’s your chance: a team of astronomers and musicians have created a program that allows you make songs with the sounds of planets orbiting the ultracool dwarf star…Read more...

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Movado makes nice watches. On the scale of Walmart special to “oh god what happened to my bank account,” its watches are priced firmly in the middle. They’re fashionable and can last for decades, but they also don’t cost the same as half a year’s rent. Movado is also known for design. It’s most famous watch—the Museum…Read more...

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Humans are the ultimate predator. If you’re armed with the right tools there’s virtually nothing else that can beat you in a standoff (except maybe antibiotic resistant bacteria, but let’s forget about that). If you want to befriend the animal, though, it’s a whole different story.Read more...

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High school is that boring stepping stone in life between grade school (when you have recess twice a day) and college (where you can skip class without getting in trouble). But wouldn’t getting your diploma be far more enjoyable if the minimalist covers on your textbooks were turned into trippy animations you could…Read more...

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Sea snakes are a striking sight on the sun-dappled Pacific and Indian Ocean coral reefs they call home. They swim with deliberate, yet graceful winding movements above the reef, and they are often conspicuously-colored, with many species sporting patterns flush with yellows, oranges, and blues, broken up by stripes,…Read more...

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For the past couple weeks, government agencies have been warning citizens about potential traffic issues and the need for protective eyewear during the upcoming solar eclipse. But what if you want to be able to enjoy this rare phenomenon without being bothered by a Sasquatch? Or what if you’d like to hang with Bigfoot…Read more...

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