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It's been a long time since I craved a computer program, but now I want Space Engine so much that I'm ready to buy a PC just to be able to immerse myself in it. Developed by Vladimir Romanyuk, Space Engine is a complete sandbox simulation of the Universe with mind-blowing graphics. Check this out:Read more...

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Amazon and publishing house Simon & Schuster have reached a multi-year deal, sources told Business Insider. This means the tides could be turning in favor of Amazon in its battle against publishers. And that means you'll likely see cheaper Simon & Schuster books on Amazon soon, though whether or not that'll be good for the publishing industry is still up for debate. Read more...

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Last month, the notoriously dubious Daily Mail announced it had finally unmasked Jack the Ripper with DNA evidence. Now, in what's not that much of a surprise, it seems this all may have been a mistake. The scientist in the investigation made multiple errors, according to the Independent, the most damning of which is he counted wrong. Read more...

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Everyone seems to be making fun of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar as we all eagerly await for it. After the Wall-E parody, here comes a classic: Spaceballs. A hard one to pull, but the Schwartz is strong in this one.Read more...

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Today, Apple trotted out its quarterly earnings, as public companies will do. Massive revenue! iPhone sales up! Mac sales up! iPad sales… well. Okay, so not everything was a hit. But don't confuse Apple's declining tablet sales with the vanishing of the iPad. Tablets aren't dying; they just live forever.Read more...

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ComicsAlliance has published this helpful future timeline of all superhero movies that will come out till 2020. It's a list of all the confirmed ones—its missing "one or two movies from Marvel" in 2019, apparently—and of course dates may change, but this is pretty much all of it.Read more...

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When Apple first announced OS X Yosemite, Handoff was one of the features I was most excited about. And then this week, when the Yosemite update arrived, I was stoked to use it. Unfortunately, I can't—and not just because of compatibility issues , either.Read more...

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I love Joe Forkan's The Lebowski Cycle, a series of oil paintings that uses frames of The Big Lebowski to reference artwork by classic painters like Caravaggio, Velázquez or David. I would like to have the one above—the last one of the series—made after The Incredulity of Saint Thomas by Caravaggio.Read more...

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At night, the view from the International Space Station is surprisingly colorful. Earth's many types of artificial lights create a bright mosaic, with the different hues revealing different lightbulbs and even different countries.Read more...

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Anyone who's squeezed every last molecule of air out of a Ziploc bag full of leftovers knows that food lasts longer that way. But instead of man-handling a plastic bag, or buying some kind of vacuum contraption to get the air out, consider upgrading your canisters to Prepara's new Evak line which features a manual piston to eradicate O2.Read more...

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"The real tech story is Yik Yak is blowing up,"Josh Miller, a Facebook project manager rumored to be working on an anonymity app for the social network, tweeted and deleted that comment recently, asking many people to wonder what the hell he was talking about. Read more...

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Someone sent me this link to a YouTube black hole of glorious slow-motion videos and I have spent the last hour going through an endless torrent of metal shaving, drilling, chipbreaking and whatever else these machines are doing. It's so satisfying.Read more...

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Every iOS update is a small deception. 117MB, well that's not so bad! Then you look at the fine print, and some a few gigabytes are required make to actually install the damn thing. So what's really going on here?Read more...

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Tinder just announced that the so-far totally free dating app will launch a premium service in early November. "We are adding features users have been begging us for," said CEO Sean Rad. No word on what those features will be yet, however.Read more...

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If you're looking for ideas on how to transform yourself into a disease-ridden horned demon this month, you'll want to head behind-the-scenes at Immortal Masks. The Hollywood-based company designs high-end creature masks for special effects teams in film. Or anyone who wants to seriously scare the shit out of trick-or-treaters.Read more...

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Now that iOS 8.1 has gone live and Apple Pay let loose, we decided to take it out for a spin. And the results were... mixed. Read more...

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Apple's TouchID fingerprint recognition lets you lock your phone James Bond-style, using biometrics. It's cool and adds an extra layer of security, so it makes sense that apps are jumping to integrate it. Here are some of the best apps that take advantage of TouchID to keep your shit on lockdown: Read more...

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Airline and aerobatic pilot Glen Dell and FMX rider Nick de Wit needed two years of planning before attempting this amazing stunt: Nick backflipped his dirtbike over Glen's plane flying under it. Everything worked out perfectly and the resulting images are truly spectacular. Read more...

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As TV technology stormed into American homes during the early 1950s, more and more people started to ask, why don't we use this stuff on the battlefield? They imagined a world where commanders could remotely monitor the activity of troops on the ground — maybe even from halfway around the world.Read more...

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When the Canon 7D came out in 2009, it soon became one of the most popular DSLRs ever. It was fast, rugged, with great video features, all for a whole lot cheaper than the more pro-oriented 5D Mark II. Five years later, the 7D Mark II makes its debut with plenty of powerful specs, yet it's not likely to be the same wide-reaching hit as the original. Read more...

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The new, Apple Pay-inclusive iOS update is finally here, and it's a big one—2.2GB big, specifically. Of course, most of that's just the install package, so if you go about this the right way, you should be able to avoid having to delete anything at all. Here's how to download iOS 8.1 without saying goodbye to any of your precious data. Read more...

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For artists who want to get their work known—and sold—a static frame hanging on the wall of a gallery just doesn't cut it anymore. Whey let a potential admirer—or customer—just walk by your work when there are now autonomous picture frames that can track and follow someone walking by, ensuring your work is always perfectly in their line of site?Read more...

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Samsung's 4K monitor is one of the best deals in tech, and it's an even better deal than usual right now. Unlike most budget-minded 4K panels, this one actually runs at 60Hz over DisplayPort. [Samsung 28" 4K Display, $550]Read more...

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This is a blister beetle photographed with a Macropod—"a low cost, portable, three-dimensional imaging solution" that allows scientists to break the depth of field limitations typical of macro photography by taking multiple exposures and merging them into a single ultra-sharp image using software.Read more...

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From the Native Americans to Vietnam War soldiers, the venerable Tomahawk is finding new favor in this era of asymmetric warfare and, well, with the guys who prepare for battle when they go camping. This is what they're for and how you can actually find a use for one. Read more...

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