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Earlier this year, YouTube announced plans to support videos running at 60 frames-per-second —plans that would make a huge difference for footage of video games. Today, the video network has finally started rolling out the new service, and you can already tell that this is going to be wonderful.Read more...

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Ghost towns are known to pop up on Craigslist and eBay every once in awhile, but are often snapped up just as fast by eager developers or industrious preppers. Not so for the 62-acre town of Johnsonville, Connecticut which is currently up for auction after remaining abandoned for more than 20 years. Now, a group of people are trying to buy it. With the help of a Google Doc.Read more...

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Built by the ultra-talented Kosmas Santosa, this Lego Mech, titled Der Silberrȕcken 8, is a complex and an incredible build. Everything in the workshop from the tanks of nameless gasses to that vice on the tool bench is extremely well done. The hanger where the figs are working on the Mech is also stunning, down to the last detail.Read more...

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The Guardian reports that the FBI has proposed a rule change that would greatly broaden its powers to hack into computers. Bad.Read more...

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After months of troubles reported by New York City's bikeshare, it seems that Citi Bike has finally charted a path towards success. Its going to be more expensive, but will offer improved service and more bikes. But here's the change that will make all the difference: Citi Bike will get a new leader—one who used to run the city's transit authority. Read more...

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Five dry martinis and Tiga's Bugatti track on repeat. That's all I need to work and play today. [NSFW for bare breasts and absurd 1980s hipsterfest overload full of old Macintosh computer, phones, arcades, and people in funny clothing.]Read more...

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It is not a good week for FBI undercover sting operations. After yesterday's revelation that the FBI planted a phony, malware-loaded Seattle Times article , we're now getting wind of another FBI scheme in which agents impersonated internet repairmen. As if we needed another reason not to trust the cable guy .Read more...

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Fireball is a ragingly popular, sickly sweet elixir that's taken America by storm . Fireball is also made with propylene glycol, a common ingredient in some antifreezes. That's an unsettling fact, so unsettling that Norway, Sweden, and Finland just recalled the booze. But it's not necessarily as unsettling as it sounds.Read more...

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So—your pilot passed out. The good news is the plane will probably have a sophisticated autopilot that can take care of most of the flying for you. The bad news is you will still probably have to land the damn thing. And since every aircraft cockpit is going to be different, it's not like you'd know exactly where to look to find the things you need.Read more...

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D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus are documentary filmmakers who've recorded 60 years' worth of memorable folks in some of history's most culturally significant moments. Reels upon reels of their footage, tons of which hasn't been seen in decades, is stored in a Cold War-era limestone mine.Read more...

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It just went up for pre-order today and Google's big ol' Nexus 6 has already sold out. Looks like there are plenty of people who aren't intimidated at all by that 6-inch screen. Read more...

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The leaves of fall are one of the most gorgeous gifts from nature. Every year, we ask you to share your best photo of the season. And as usual, you didn't disappoint.Read more...

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In the early 20th century, smokers ruining their lungs could do so with the help of a nifty little gadget called the catalytic lighter. It looked like a small double metal tube. Put one tube in the other and voila, fire. No flint, no sparks. The secret to the catalytic lighter? Platinum. Read more...

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In 1937, Amelia Earhart's plane, the aluminum-clad Electra, disappeared somewhere over the Pacific during the course of her global circumnavigation attempt. Now 77 years later, historians and aviation experts are confident they have found a part of her downed aircraft. Read more...

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We loved the Kindle Fire HDX . It's faux-Android wrapped up in a budget body so beautiful you'll learn to stop worrying and love the forked OS. Now its big brother, the HDX 8.9, is here with the same flavor of lovely in a stretched-out package.Read more...

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China's National Space Agency has released this stunning image of the Earth and the Moon from an extraordinary vantage point. Taken yesterday by their Chang'e 5 spacecraft on, the photo shows the far side of the moon with the Earth on the background.Read more...

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The whole line of Philips' life-changing Wake-Up Lights were on sale a few weeks ago, but if you missed out, the high end model is marked back down to within $10 of the lowest price ever. [Philips HF3520 Wake-Up Light, $120]Read more...

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Happy birthday, Internet! You may be turning 45 today, but we swear you don't look a day over 30. And not to embarrass you, but we thought we'd celebrate by sharing some of your baby photos. Or, more accurately, perhaps some of your sonograms.Read more...

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Despite its high-profile (and controversial) ScarJo alliance, SodaStream is finally giving in. Come 2015, the at-home soda machine brand will finally move its factory from Israeli-occupied territory in the West Bank to Israel's Negev region. A move that the company claims is "purely commercial." Sure. Read more...

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Everybody from hardware startups to DARPA is pumped about Google's modular Ara phone—when it finally gets here. The device and its hot-swappable hardware is supposed to come out at some point next year, but so far, videos of the neat little thing in action are fairly rare. Luckily the geniuses at Phonebloks like to share.Read more...

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Back in 2011, Gizmodo reported on MIT Media Lab's cool new logo : A self-generating algorithm that gave each and every team and employee within the organization their own unique logo. This month, the lab revealed a new identity, doing away with the old version after an extraordinarily short run. And they had a very good reason for it.Read more...

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Just because it's illegal for people to smoke in certain areas, it doesn't necessarily mean they won't, and putting up a 'No Smoking' sign isn't much of a deterrent. So Joseph BelBruno, a chemistry professor from Dartmouth University, has turned his research on second-hand smoke into a new kind of smoke detector that's specifically tuned to detect cigarettes and marijuana, and then rat out the smoker.Read more...

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There's really only two things you need to know about the 2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat: it may be the most American car you can buy right now, and it's absolutely, unrepentantly clamshit insane. The idea of a well-appointed four-door family car with enough power to liquify everyone you love is crazy. And wonderful. But crazy.Read more...

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You can add your wireless provider to the long list of companies and government agencies possibly sneaking a peek at your online movements.Read more...

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Well, that didn't take long. CurrentC, the horrible payment system developed by a consortium of retailers including Walmart, Target, and CVS, has already been hacked. And it's not even being implemented yet! Read more...

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