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The internet is filled with plenty of photo fakery. And we here at Factually are here to help you distinguish the true from the too-good-to-be. Today we have six more images you may have seen floating around recently. None of them is precisely what it claims to be.Read more...

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John Malkovich is a great actor, no doubt about it. That's why it's not surprising to see him nail the role of a vampire in this cinematic–and quite funny—TV commercial for a French video streaming service. Read more...

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Sick of seeing all the ice bucket challenge videos on Facebook? Too bad, my friend, you're stuck with them until the end of time. That is, until Facebook creates the one option it needs most: A real mute button. Read more...

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Although it sounds entirely like something dreamed up in a smoke-filled dorm room, whether the entire universe is hologram is a very serious question—a question that gets at the heart of a fundamental problem in physics. A new experiment starting up at Fermilab just might hold the answer. Read more...

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Coin already blew their launch, pushing back the release of the all-in-one credit card eight-plus months right before pre-orders were supposed to ship. Now, customers will only be able to use their $100 Coin card for a few months before it's made obsolete.Read more...

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Yesterday, the Los Angeles Times reported that its sprawling hometown's school system, the second largest in the US, would be withdrawing from last year's ambitious promise to supply all 640,000 students with an iPad. Good. The Los Angeles United School District just dodged a $1 billion, tablet-shaped bullet.Read more...

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A garden skyscraper. A sidewalk library. A floating pool. A DIY bike park. These are some of the finalists in the Place By Design competition announced today by SXSW Eco, a new sustainability conference by the organizers of SXSW. Which one makes the greatest impact on a city?Read more...

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Last week, as asked you to photograph a cloud hallucination —you know, when you look at a cloud and see something else. A few of you were brave enough to put your sanity on the line and share the shapes you'd spotted. Read more...

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DNA sequencing is crucial for identifying and tracking nasty viruses like E. coli and the flu. But current tabletop-size DNA sequencing machines aren't readily portable. Researchers at the University of Otago in New Zealand have a solution in a brick-sized DNA sequencer that connects wirelessly to a smartphone or laptop. Read more...

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If there are any two things that define the tech-minded modern millennial, they are his operating system and his porn preferences. Fortunately for our inquiring minds, our data-crunching friends over at Pornhub have to access to both. Read more...

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We usually have a gift card deal or two to report on every day, but eBay has a nice roundup going on with deals from 8 popular stores and services. Some of the best include $100 at StubHub for $85, a year of PlayStation+ for $40, a $50 Jiffy Lube card for $40, and 30% off Skype credit. [Gift Card Sale]Read more...

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The Javits Center is a 840,000 square foot behemoth convention center located on the west side of Manhattan. It's host to some of the largest events that occur in New York City, opening its doors to two million visitors every year. And as of this spring, it's home to the largest green roof in North Eastern United States—though you'd never know it from the ground. Read more...

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Instagram just launched Hyperlapse, a super quick and easy way to make timelapse videos with your phone. It's an exemplar of simplicity, allowing even the shakiest of individuals access to smoothed out video in a flash. Read more...

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Yesterday, we shared the amusing case of the cross-country trip that was diverted when two passengers got in a battle over a reclining seat. But the real villain here isn't our travel-addled selves. It's that we still let airplane seats recline at all.Read more...

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iPhone rumor season is just days away from becoming iPhone reality season , and a new leak from a usually reliable source appears to confirm some basic details. Read more...

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As more and more cities battle urban sprawl by building taller and more densely-packed buildings, threats from fire, terrorism, or similar calamities become more pronounced, especially for people living and working on the upper floors where the designated exits are their only options. But this lifesaving device aims to gently lower its wearer to safety from 25 stories up.Read more...

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Crowdfunding isn't the same as preordering. It's a gamble at best. And with the Keryos Meteor coming out as one of the biggest crowdfunding fails in recent memory , we got to thinking: What other crowdfunding disasters have managed to slip under the radar? Read more...

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Wired is reporting that later today Instagram will announce an all-new standalone app called Hyperlapse, which allows the creation of stabilized moving timelapse videos . It's a feature previously only available to those with more advanced photographic gear and know-how.Read more...

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Despite being small enough to fit in your pocket, a tape measure is one of those tools that is almost impossible to use by yourself. Laser measuring devices are far easier to wrangle if you don't have an assistant—even with just one hand—but it's taken decades for a company like Bosch to finally create a version that's as compact as roll of metal tape.Read more...

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Paris has a lot of history embedded in its sprawling urban grid, which has seen thousands of years of structural change. But even though space is at a premium, there are still spots that have evaded development and slowly drifted into obscurity. When photographer Pierre Folk was new to the city, he happened upon Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture (or "Little Belt Railway"), a 20 mile stretch of disused tracks along the Parisian perimeter; then he lugged around 20 pounds of gear for the past four years taking pics of the overgrown, graffitied scene for his series "By the Silent Line."Read more...

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Apple TV is adding the Showtime Anytime app to its offerings today. Slowly, but surely, you're getting more options on the Apple streaming platform. Read more...

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DJ Matthew Dear teamed up with General Electric acoustics engineer Andrew Gorton to sample the tones created by the churn of "thousands" of different GE machines, from turbines to medical equipment. The sounds were then chopped up and reassembled into "Drop Science," a frantic, meticulous music experiment.Read more...

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Because everything is bigger in Texas, an Austin brewery has made a 99 pack of beers for 99 bucks. Ninety-nine beers, in one case. God bless America. Read more...

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The newest version of Android (Lemon Meringue Pie ?) is on its way, bringing with it a whole new look for Google at large. For now it's just a beta, but designers are already playing with Google's new guidelines. So far, so good.Read more...

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What would happen if an automaker read the comments of Jalopnik and gave you exactly what you wanted? Potentially a costly disaster, a lesson we should have learned from a 23-year-old episode of "The Simpsons."Read more...

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