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How do you combine the ease and connectivity of a smartphone with the quality and control of a camera? It’s basically one of the greatest conundrums of our time. Does DxO have the answer? It wants to transform your iPhone 6 into a full-fledged camera thingy with this quirky attachment.Read more...

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It’s been quite the four-year journey for Nest Labs, launching two big smart home gadgets and eventually drawing the eye of Google in January of 2014—and it all started with the Nest Learning Thermostat. Today, Nest Labs, now under the Alphabet umbrella , is announcing the 3rd generation of the thermostat that started it all.Read more...

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As a species, humans are pretty awful for the rest of the things living on this planet. But as it turns out, you can take one less creature off the extinction list: Allonautilus scrobiculatus isn’t all gone, just quite hard to find. Read more...

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Viewers of Silicon Valley will appreciate the earth-shattering importance of compression algorithms. To most everyone else, it’s a geeky bit of math that’s of no particular interest. But when Google promises an algorithm that can cut the bandwidth needed to stream a video in half, things get a little more interesting. Read more...

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According to a report on Variety, citing the usual collection of anonymous sources, Apple is considering a move into producing its own TV and movies. This rumor is as new as the rumors about Apple producing a TV , or a touchscreen iMac , or (insert consumer tech product here). But could this year be THE YEAR? This is the internet, so let’s speculate wildly. Read more...

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Norway has a noise pollution problem - one so bad the WHO claims it is responsible for 150 cardiovascular-related deaths per year. A new group of researchers is looking to predict and map noise pollution before it even exists.Read more...

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Back to the Future is the best movie series ever. That’s obvious. And this 1.21 minute summary of the trilogy by Burger Fiction is the best movie summary ever done in 1.21 minutes too. Just watch it. It’ll make you want to pop on the movie and see Marty and Doc galavant in different points in history all over again.Read more...

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There sure has been a lot of discussion about flags lately. Flags that are appropriate to fly . Flags that need to be changed due to geopolitical shifts . Flags that represent pride . But most flags are actually horrible, from a design perspective. Specifically: Most city flags are essentially barf on fabric.Read more...

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Deadspin Cops: Man Shot Outside WWE Performance Center Had Knife, Obsession With Female Wrestler | Gawker Texts Show Teen Pushing Her Boyfriend To Suicide: “When Are You Gonna Do It?” | io9 Metal Gear Solid Is One Of The Most Fascinating Science Fiction Stories in Any Medium | Lifehacker Moleskine Unveils New Notebooks Designed for Productivity and Organization | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

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In the past day you may have seen the internet lighting up with appreciations for the writer and neurologist Oliver Sacks. He died yesterday at age 82 , leaving behind a lifetime of illuminating writing that helped us to understand our own brains as beautiful, imperfect machines. Here are a few of our favorite books and stories.Read more...

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Taking the train is my favorite form of transportation because unlike a car, I don’t have to drive or get stuck in traffic and unlike an airplane, I don’t have to go through security and be crammed in impossibly tiny spaces. But I only like it when I’m inside the train. This kid, who’s completely nuts and probably has questionable taste in music but definitely has a lot of fun stories to tell, figured out a way to ride on the roof of a train. It’s crazy.Read more...

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Earlier today, I reported that Ashley Madison’s source code reveals a concerted effort to create an army of thousands of female bots called “engagers” to coax men into paying more for the site’s services. Now we have a chart from the company’s leaked emails that shows how much money they made from the bots.Read more...

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Now that many laptops and smartphones can be charged with the same USB Type-C cable, it makes sense to have those fancy new ports everywhere. And with Nomad’s new Roadtrip, any vehicle with a 12-volt car socket can be modernized with a USB Type-C power source of its own.Read more...

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Over the past month, this video of traffic at a busy intersection has gone viral. People are sharing it as a demonstration of self-driving cars on the road. And while there’s some truth to the general idea that cars will be able to caravan and avoid each other much better in the future, that’s not what this video actually shows. The video is an art film that’s been heavily edited in post-production.Read more...

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The same company that made Jeopardy!-conquering Watson will use similar tech to help fight air pollution in Beijing. In the future, that artificial intelligence could lead to cleaner air for the long haul, everywhere.Read more...

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Word from the ongoing GameStop Expo today is that Nintendo will finally release the smaller version of its New 3DS hardware in North America, responding to consumer demand and apparently making good on a hint the company gave us at E3 in June. Read more...

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In a wearable preamble to the gadget onslaught that will flood Berlin this week, Samsung’s just outed its latest attempt to win over your wrist-puter heart. It’s the Gear S2, an update to last year’s Galaxy Gear S, which was just too weird to love .Read more...

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We always hear that dolphins are smart but how smart are they actually? Lori Marino explains for Ted-Ed in this cute animation and it’s almost stunning how intelligent they are. Their encephalization quotient (brain size to body size) is second only to us dumb humans and goes into detail how they can pass down knowledge to their kids, understand language, empathize with other creatures and so forth.Read more...

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It’s been a long time coming, but the prophets appear to agree: Apple is finally ready to reinvent TV. But! Instead of a releasing a long-rumored Apple television set, which would be a longshot, the Cupertino company will likely showcase a radically improved version of its stodgy set-top box. It’ll be great for gamers , and yes, it will finally—finally!—have apps and Siri.Read more...

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What’s to be said for a guy whose first Kickstarter investment is a color-changing toilet nightlight? That he has an aim problem? An interest in a mid-stream dance party? Yes, I helped fund the Illumibowl, and I’m not sorry. Read more...

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The past was awful. It was a time of choleric ignoramuses flopping around in their own shit and killing each other for entertainment. I feel bad for everyone who lived before today.Read more...

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You kids and your #nofilter tags. Everything’s filtered! The engineer who built your camera made dozens of decisions about color, lighting, and contrast processing. So for this week’s Shooting Challenge, let’s celebrate the filter. Nay, let’s full-out ROAST the filter. Read more...

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Lining up a USB cable with the tiny charging port on your phone is hard enough during the day. At night it might as well be a MENSA test that you’ll always fail. But what if the business end of your USB cable glowed like a beacon in the night when touched? Now you see why it’s time to upgrade.Read more...

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We’ve generally considered Amazon Prime to be the best deal in technology . But, alas: It’s about to get slightly more annoying to use, and I am irrationally upset about it. Read more...

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President Obama’s headed to Alaska today, but it’s not the typical politicized meet-and-greet. From talking to residents who are forced to flee their homes due to rising sea levels, to learning the political repercussions of melting polar ice, he’s got one of the most science-focused itineraries ever embarked upon by an American president.Read more...

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