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Earlier this month, there was an LA-area car chase involving a Mercedes, a bunch of traffic, and some crazy low-speed maneuvering. But I don’t want to talk about the car chase itself; I want to talk about what it revealed. That chase was a sobering look at the chromatic state of the car fleet of America.Read more...

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Time for your daily dose of space porn! Photographer Zack Grether posted photos on his blog of what he said was the landing of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.Read more...

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Never has a combination of gears and cranks looked so sweet.Read more...

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Spotify, Apple Music , Google Play Music, blah blah blah... change the record, can’t you? Stand out from the crowd by using one of these lesser-known jukebox apps to listen to your tunes on your smartphone. In the end you might find you prefer using them to the more well-known alternatives.Read more...

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Siri making a meal of your boyfriend’s name? Or is it just not getting the right amount of twang in when trying to say the name of the local cab firm? If you think Siri’s pronunciation skills leave something to be desired then you can retrain the app yourself in just a few minutes—here’s how to go about it.Read more...

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It may not be even remotely close to what The Doctor uses on Doctor Who, but a team at the University of Bristol in England has created a sonic screwdriver that utilizes the powers of acoustic levitation to move objects.Read more...

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If seeing that a vehicle has a zero-star safety rating isn’t enough to frighten a person out of his or her mind, seeing said vehicle in a wreck probably is. Five cars designed for India—which has minimal safety requirements for vehicles—just received that number in crash testing, and videos from the test show why.Read more...

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Images: NASA Our red planetary neighbor will soon be even closer and brighter as Mars is set to be in opposition, which will put it at its closest distance from the Earth since 2005.Read more...

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Oil companies have known about the effects of carbon dioxide emissions from cars far longer than many originally thought, according to recently released documents.Read more...

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Tesla’s Summon feature has been rather contentious lately , but that didn’t stop one dad from using it to prank his son by locking him the car and making him think he was in a runaway death machine. Welcome to the future of dad pranks.Read more...

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It’s Saturday morning. Probably. You’re disoriented, the inside of your mouth has been replaced by ass-flavored shellac, and somehow it’s 87 degrees at 10 a.m. The full weight of last night will soon come rushing back to you, and you need enough hair of the dog to qualify as taxidermy in order to steel yourself against the impending nausea.Read more...

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Public infrastructure is known for being utilitarian, uninspiring, and downright ugly. But not always. At first glance, this giant water storage system under Houston looks more like the pillared nave of an ancient cathedral. Now the lost space that’s larger than a football field is open for visits.Read more...

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Jalopnik Mustang Owners Rejoice As A Camaro Wrecks Leaving A Cars And Coffee | Lifehacker This Map Shows How Much You Need to Support a Small Family in Each State | io9 Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, Mark Ruffalo, and More Will Star In Thor: Ragnarok | Kotaku One Of The Twists In Fallout 4's Far Harbor DLC Is Too Damn Good |Read more...

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The catastrophic collapse of Washington State’s Tacoma Narrows Bridge in 1940 launched intensive research into the aerodynamics of bridge design. Now a team of South Korean scientists have identified a geometric structure that can better withstand the complicated aerodynamic forces at play—and they found their inspiration in the shape of a daffodil stem. Read more...

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If you’ve been considering the idea of purchasing real estate, this map of “Million Dollar Listings” in the US’s priciest cities will make you want to roll up into the fetal position and bawl your eyes out.Read more...

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The word Airbus probably brings to mind an image of a hefty airplane that flies you around the world. But this time around, Airbus has made a decidedly different kind of vehicle: a 3D printed motorcycle that looks like something straight out of Alien.Read more...

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Whether you’ve just unwrapped a brand new PS4 or you’ve had one since launch day in November 2013 , you probably haven’t explored everything Sony’s powerhouse console has to offer—no doubt you’ve been too busy gaming. Join us on a tour of 10 of our favorite PS4 tips, from upgrading its internals to streaming games to your laptop.Read more...

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If you’re working on a rocket destined for Mars, Google’s new Science Journal app might be a bit limited. But if you’re an aspiring scientist, the free app will turn an Android smartphone or tablet into laboratory full of experiments by grabbing data from the device’s various sound, light, and motion sensors.Read more...

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When it released the Rift DK1 in 2012, the Oculus team was seen as the little startup darling that could finally make virtual reality an actual reality—and it was going to do it with a community-based effort. When it was snatched up by Facebook, founder Palmer Luckey made it clear “a million times” that Oculus wasn’t going to build a VR walled garden. It’s becoming increasingly clear that Oculus’s openness has its limits.Read more...

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Tons and tons of rumors about the cast of the next Thor movie have been floating around for ages, but now Marvel has finally confirmed its cast list. While there’s a few expected faces on there, there’s one really big surprise: Holy Christ, Jeff Goldblum is in this movie.Read more...

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Project Ara, Google’s dream for a truly modular smartphone, has been a long parade of exciting visions of the future punctuated by disappointing delays . But Google just made a big promise that developers will be be getting their hands on a device this fall with a consumer version due in 2017. Finally!Read more...

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Anyone who has ever opened Photoshop has been met with the question of using RBG or CMYK at some point. These might seem like arbitrary options at first, but each represents a different approach to creating—and displaying—color. The distinction is explained in a new video from Express CardsRead more...

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We’ve reached a cynical new perspective on the mobile payment app Venmo: It opens up new forms of passive aggression. It emboldens your craven, confrontation-fearing friends to invoice you for goods, this argument goes, goods that you might once have assumed had been given out of generosity.Read more...

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During World War I, ships were painted in zebra stripes to deceive the enemy. The effectiveness of this “dazzle” camouflage was never quite clear, but a new study suggests that these zigzag patterns can be quite deceptive when they move. Read more...

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As anticipation builds ahead of Preacher’s premiere Sunday night on AMC, one of the guys responsible for getting the Garth Ennis comic adaptation on the air just couldn’t contain his glee. Below, witness Seth Rogen’s ultimate DIY fanboy trailer parody—in which he plays every Preacher character (with some mannequin co-stars).Read more...

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