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The second wave of iPhone sales is getting underway in 20 more countries, with New Zealand leading the pack, with other countries like Russia, Switzerland and Austria to follow when the sun rises. New Zealand's taken a sensible approach to waiting in line, with NZ carrier Spark letting people reserve their spot in line with a life-size cardboard emoji. [9to5Mac]Read more...

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The Piano Guys made this epic video that traces the 50 year history of music in Batman using a piano and a cello. Oh and of course three different Batmobiles. What's awesome is how much each era they go through musically looks like the Batman movie of its time. Read more...

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Tim Urban of Wait But Why traveled to Russia, Japan, Nigeria, Iraq and Greenland and asked dozens of people if they had three wishes what they would wish for. A lot of the wishes are obvious: money, happiness, a house, love and peace come up often. But others just want something simple, like a biscuit.Read more...

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It's easy to take translations for granted when Google can swap between Albanian and Zulu with the click of a button, but even that tech has real world limitations. Marie Wilcox is the last fluent speaker of Wukchumni, one of 130 different endangered Native American languages in the United States that don't have any kind of digital—or analog—legacy.Read more...

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If you downloaded Apple's cellular-killing 8.0.1 update , and haven't reverted back to the original iOS 8 , good news: the update is here. Read more...

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It's Throwback Thursday and you all know what that means! That's right, it's time to sit down, kick your feet up, and put on Raekwon's newest reimagining of classic hip-hop and pop hits. This week, the Wu Tang member and Mafioso rap pioneer takes on Sunshine Anderson's 2001 song, "Heard It All Before."Read more...

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I can watch Oguz Uygur marbling paper forever. This must be the least stressful work in the world. So satisfying and relaxing.Read more...

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Apple is in full damage-control mode in the wake of Bendgate, the mini-maybe-not-quite-scandal ripping through the tech universe after a handful of users complained that their iPhones are prone to bending under duress. As part of its response , Apple has opened up the lab where it conducts durability tests to media outlets like CNBC and The Verge.Read more...

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If you enjoy a good laugh or watch The Walking Dead or ever wondered what zombies are saying through all that clawing and moaning, the Bad Lip Reading guys have got you covered in their latest take on The Walking Dead. It's pretty damn funny.Read more...

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Today in cops getting angry about the new encryption on smartphones features FBI Director James Comey who is "very concerned" about the matter. He's so concerned that the FBI's had conversations with Apple and Google about how they're marketing the devices. And Comey wants America to know that he's upset.Read more...

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Netflix is about to purge some of the greatest movies and TV shows of all time from its roster of available titles. Say it ain't so! Here are the best titles you need to stream while there's still time.Read more...

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It seems like every week there's a new argument to remove the penny from circulation. But did you know that the U.S. once had a half-cent? When the U.S. stopped making them in 1857, they had the buying power of over a dime by today's standards. Which makes the most excellent case to scrap the penny, right now. And nickels too, while we're at it.Read more...

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When you wrap a gift in fancy paper, the last thing you want is ugly pieces of tape stuck all over it. That's why 3M created its Scotch-brand tape that's nearly invisible, and a selling point that Hamburg-based ad agency Kolle Rebbe perfectly drove home with this clever packaging for the product that looks like a completely empty box.Read more...

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Gawker How Big Data Is Failing Us | Jalopnik No, Your Car Won’t Blow Up At 100,000 Miles | Kotaku How To Kill In The Sims 4 | Lifehacker How To Check If Your Mac or Linux Machine Is Vulnerable to Shellshock | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

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Cute kid: Check. Handsome older brother: Check. Charming dog: Check. Long(ish) take of a mysterious corn field: Check. Lost alien that looks evil but it's actually friendly: Check. Merciless military trying to hunt it down: Check. It feels like 1980s Spielberg published this short film using a time machine.Read more...

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Camping is supposed to be about relaxing and enjoying the great outdoors, not spending your time chopping up logs just so you can keep a fire burning. So if you can spare a can of propane, you can now just bring a portable campfire with you—or at least a close facsimile thereof.Read more...

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No one ever lingers on their commute home—at least not on purpose. But photographer Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao has made a career of it by setting up his camera at the busiest, most recognizable places in the city and... waiting. Then, he stitches together dozens of shots into incredibly complex panoramas that capture hours of movement. Read more...

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Most bridges are compromises: Cars want to speed low and straight across the water, but but boats want to pass under them. So we wind up with either tall bridges (expensive) or moveable bridges (clunky and awkward). But now a Dutch engineering firm has come up with a radical solution that doesn't involve the bridge—instead, it lowers the water 26 feet to let ships safely pass. Read more...

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The Federal Aviation Administration just granted its approval for six film and TV production companies to use drones on set. This is just the second time the agency's approved the use of commercial UAVs, it's no surprise Hollywood was first in line.Read more...

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Two weeks ago, we rode big, heavy adventure bikes off-road through some of the remotest portions of British Columbia. It was a challenge, sure, and it was pretty, of course, but it was also one of those rare adventures that meant something special. Here's why.Read more...

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With her maiden flight just a few short weeks away, the newest 787—and the first for Virgin Atlantic—is all set to take to the skies. And to honor this momentous machine, Virgin has just released this stunning time lapse video of its construction.Read more...

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A thread on Reddit rounds up a bunch of speculation swirling about the GoPro Hero 4, including images of the new action camera that look pretty legitimate. GoPro makes some of the most popular cameras in the world, so we'll definitely see something eventually. At the very least these rumors are a good guess.Read more...

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Big Data: The phrase conjures up images of nerdy techno-alchemists finessing valuable information about the universe with complicated and expensive computers. It is that, yes—but it's also a necessary progression in technological evolution, a term for any complex analysis of large databases that would have been impossible using older technology. The potential benefits of its use are enormous, and the uses vary widely as the information collected about us grows exponentially and the ability to process it grows in tandem.Read more...

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Big Hero 6 is Disney's first attempt at creating a film based on Marvel comics. This isn't Spider-Man or The Avengers, mind you. This film is a different take on 1998's relatively obscure Sunfire and Big Hero 6 comic, but despite its sub-superstar status in the comics world, the film looks amazing.Read more...

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In the upcoming Michael Mann thriller Blackhat, everything is about to go to hell in a handbag when global computer systems are compromised by high-level hackers. And the only person that can save the world is a convicted criminal hacker mastermind. Welcome to the action flick of the digital age.Read more...

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