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Look at any concert photo taken sometime after cellphones started including built-in cameras, and you'll see a sea of glowing screens that end up distracting from what's happening on stage. So the next time you're at a concert, be courteous to your fellow attendees with this alternative iOS camera app that keeps your smartphone's display dim while you're shooting.Read more...

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Many of us rely on Dropbox for file syncing and backup, but you might not be aware of all the different extensions and services that you can plug into it. Here are our five favorite Dropbox add-ons to supercharge your storage.Read more...

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Touchjet first showed off a concept version of its phablet-sized Touchpico projector at CES 2014. Now, the Android-powered Wi-Fi device is nearly ready for production. We got to play with a preproduction model at Gizmodo's office, ahead of the launch of TouchPico's crowdfunding campaign. Read more...

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GoPros have taken us on some pretty ridiculous adventures, from shark dives and back country ski expeditions, to, uh, jumping out of a spacecraft and falling to Earth. But as one video artist just proved, these lil cameras can capture awesome footage from every day situations, too. Like driving. Read more...

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Time is not kind to grilled cheese sandwiches; there's a (very) slim window once they've left the skillet before they turn into a congealed bummer. Which makes home delivery all but impossible. But the SmartBox, a highly engineered container, promises to get these fickle sandos to your door with minimum rubberization. We tried it. It works. What kind of sorcery is this? Read more...

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Amazon has just opened a new 3D Printing Store, which allows customers to customize and then purchase "more than 200 unique print on-demand products."Read more...

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Ever wondered how the Wi-Fi signal varies around your house or workplace? Well, a new project by Luis Hernan combines signal strength sensing with light painting to show you just that.Read more...

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If, say, a human ate another human in an apocalyptic scenario, would it be unhealthy? Or gross? Or just generally awful?Read more...

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Virtually all of your gadgets tote lithium ion batteries—but while they're the best you can hope for at the moment, new engineering means that pure lithium batteries are now a possibility, and they could double the life of your phone.Read more...

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The U.S. Army Audit Agency has announced that it's recruiting IBM's Watson for its first-ever consumer-facing application—and it'll help military members transition back into civilian life.Read more...

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Nope, this isn't how NASA gets ready to roast a chicken. In fact, this image shows its engineers testing the sunshield for the NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. The size of a tennis court, it folds up like an umbrella—so has to be tested extensively to make sure the five layers of thin membrane can unfurl reliably in space. [NASA]Read more...

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A report by Re/Code suggests that Apple is buying—and swallowing whole—the talk-radio app Swell for $30 million.Read more...

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You're well within your rights to obsess over House of Cards, or Orange Is the New Black, or maybe even Lilyhammer if it's been a particularly rough month. But the best Netflix original isn't a TV series. It's a documentary. Specifically, it's The Battered Bastards of Baseball.Read more...

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9to5Mac has obtained some convincing evidence that Amazon's working on its own credit card swipers, aiming its sights at incumbent Square for payments-on-the-go. Because if you're not going to buy from Amazon, at the very least they can handle the money.Read more...

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In the year-plus since Edward Snowden lifted the veil on just how closely our government tracks our online lives, a few things have changed . Tech companies are encrypting more; foreign governments are trusting less; and, according to a new study, we're all searching quite a bit more cautiously.Read more...

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It's hot pretty much everywhere and everyone's in a horrible mood. Which means there is plenty of ruining of cities to be had—so much so, that I've had to double up on this week's selections. From a plan to plunge Russia into darkness, to a steamy, sweaty Tube in London, it's What's Ruining Our Cities: The Dog Days of Summer Edition.Read more...

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This is the Skyhawk, a 10-story tall "Screamin' Swing" ride that flings its passengers round and round at up to 60 mph. It's the tallest of its kind, bringing its 40 passengers as high as 125 feet off the ground at the apex of a swing. It's scary enough on a normal day. Last night, one of its cables snapped.Read more...

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Google and Motorola may have parted ways in January, but it if this latest Android Police rumor holds up, it appears to have been on good terms. The Nexus 6 may be a hefty Moto device, and while details are scant, it does have a delightful nickname: Shamu.Read more...

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It's a Roomba-eat-Roomba world out there and these two plucky floor cleaners are playing for keeps. By which I mean their drunk owners taped knifes and balloons to them and forced them into combat. It's adorably dangerous!Read more...

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According the Russian space agency Roscosmos, control of the Russia's lust lost lizard-sex satellite was regained on Saturday night, of all times. Surely the love-struck lizards were being of no help. Read more...

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Secret societies are as old as time, and they sure as hell aren't going away any time soon. But in an internet age where privacy is harder than ever to come by, secret societies face all kinds of new challenges. And Matt King has seen some of their newest tricks first-hand. Read more...

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going big means going small, like when you are trying to set the world record for the most mini dominoes (2,000) ever toppled in one sequence. The result is as impressive as it is minute. My god those guys must have a lot of patience. Read more...

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No one wants their young kids to fall into an unattended pool. It's (one of) a parent's (many) worst nightmare(s). iSwimband is designed to let you know immediately if the worst should happen. And probably also to keep your kids from making any friends. Read more...

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Imagine walking up to the ATMs at your local bank and being able to do more than just cash checks and make withdrawals. What if you could also play Doom? It's a bizarre alternate universe this pair of Australian hackers is exploring, and it's kind of awesome. Read more...

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There's an epidemic sweeping this nation: grown-ass men, unable to take even the most basic care of themselves. For just the cost of a cup of coffee every day, you can help these adult dudes act like adults. Won't you please call today?Read more...

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