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“I don’t want to die.”That’s what Destin from Smarter Every Day says as his oxygen level drops dangerously low and yet he’s completely unable to put his oxygen mask back on to save himself because his brain isn’t functioning properly. Read more...

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WikiLeaks firmly believes in radical transparency, the idea that the world would be better if there were no secrets. That level of transparency can be used for good, like the time the site published a video called “Collateral Murder ” showing innocent journalists shot to oblivion by US troops in 2010. But not always.Read more...

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Half-Life 2 has my favorite moment in any game. It’s this:Read more...

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Amazon’s virtual shelves are awash in $20 Bluetooth earbuds, but if you’re willing to pay a bit more for superior sound quality, Jaybird’s Wirecutter-recommended X2 sport earbuds have never been cheaper. In fact, today’s deal is actually $1 less than a highly publicized pre-Prime Day deal, albeit on a different color.Read more...

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Residents of Bluffdale, Utah received quite a shock yesterday when an enormous blob of pale green foam sprung forth, seemingly out of nowhere, from a roadside irrigation gate.Read more...

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If you’re struggling to build your Pokémon posse because your Pokeballs are curving all over the place, Jon Cleaver has created a simple but brilliant iPhone case that serves as a guide for your finger to keep launches dead-straight, and vastly improve your monster capturing skills in Pokémon Go.Read more...

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The 2016 Summer Olympics are scheduled to kick off in Rio de Janeiro in two weeks. The Games will undoubtedly draw many people, both in person and via broadcasts. But while the events themselves are the attraction, a new photo series from the Associated Press shows the devastating reality of what’s happening just beyond the Olympic Village in Rio’s violent, gang-dominated slums.Read more...

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A crew of astronauts and researchers has arrived in NASA’s underwater laboratory, Aquarius. They’ll be using the underwater conditions to simulate a crewed trip to Mars. Read more...

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When Doom was released in 1993 it was an undeniable boon to the game modding community, and among the many fan projects built on its bones was Sonic Robo Blast 2. Its slippery physics recalled the most celebrated Sonic titles and Doomguy’s inhumanly fast movement meshed perfectly with a a franchise all about speed. Development first began in 1998, and hasn’t really stopped since. Unlike many of Doom’s dusty one-off level mods, SRB’s most recent patch came in May of this year. After almost two decades, the game isn’t just surviving—it’s thriving.Read more...

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Everyone is trying to make cars that can drive themselves, but Honda and Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank want to go a lot further: they want cute emotional robot cars that talk to you about your feelings. There’s no way that could go horribly wrong, am I right?Read more...

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Do you remember the worst, most over-the-top dystopian fiction you ever wrote? You know what I’m talking about. That terrible short story you hammered out in middle school, inspired by books like 1984 and Brave New World? Well, ignore the people who tell you that we live in the world of Orwell or Huxley. We live in your middle school rip-off of those authors.Read more...

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Comic-Con is upon us, and it’s not just shiny new trailers and even shinier new toys we get to gawp at, but the amazing efforts of the thousands of cosplayers that descend on the con floor. Here’s some of our favorite cosplay from the first day of the show!Read more...

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All Pokémon are not created equal: some are definitely better than others. If you’re serious about creating a formidable team, or if you want the satisfaction of having some of the best monsters available in Pokémon Go, you’ve come to the right place.Read more...

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Earlier this year a video appeared online purportedly showing how you could turn a lemon into a simple battery , and then use it to start a fire by igniting a piece of steel wool. It was similar to a simple science experiment we all tried in grade school, but going one step further to make fire? That’s where the science falls apart.Read more...

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For the past year, Microsoft has been annoyingly aggressive about getting people on board with Windows 10. If you’ve some how come this far without upgrading,. the time has come to cast your die. The software is getting a big price hike starting July 30th, from $0 to $120. Read more...

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Refrigerated pasteurized milk typically lasts about two to three weeks before turning into a wretched hive of scum and villainy. A new process developed by researchers at Purdue University extends the shelf life of milk up to 63 days—and without the benefit of added chemicals.Read more...

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Never assume that Leonardo Da Vinci’s doodles are meaningless. That, at least, is the takeaway of a new study out of the University of Cambridge, which shows that a page of Leonardo’s scribbled notes from 1493—previously dismissed as “irrelevant” by art historians—is actually the first written demonstration of the laws of friction.Read more...

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Last year’s Stagefright vulnerability , which could let someone control your Android phone with just a text, was a terrifying security hole that affected 95 percent of all Android devices. It seems Apple caught a similar bug.Read more...

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Watchmakers are always striving to add more features to their timepieces, but it’s the most simple and obvious feature—accurately keeping the time—that’s the holy grail of horology. And now you can 3D-print a tourbillon, a complex device that improves a watch’s accuracy, and marvel at its mechanics.Read more...

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“What’s the best smartphone?” It’s a question I hear at least once or twice a month.Read more...

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Alicia Vikander talks about the tonal approach of the Tomb Raider movie. Teen Wolf is coming to an end. Kevin Smith’s Buckaroo Banzai adaptation might have a new home. Plus, loads of new Joker footage from Suicide Squad, and new looks at The Exorcist, Kong: Skull Island, and more. Spoilers Now!Read more...

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Pokémon Go can get you killed, and the Japanese government wants players to protect themselves from the worst-case scenario. When the game launched in Japan on Friday, the government’s National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity (NISC) issued public safety tips to keep people from dying or getting into other trouble while playing the popular smartphone game.Read more...

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Apple never officially confirmed that it’s building a self-driving car, but even so it seems that the launch of this “secret” project has been delayed by two years.Read more...

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These soft patches of grass in Siberia look like a cool trampoline, but are actually concealing dangerous bubbles of methane. It’s probably a good thing the guy didn’t shoot the bubble at the end.Read more...

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Asking Apple to help break an iPhone is so three months ago. Police have a new, and higher-tech idea: 3D print the fingers of a dead man and use those fingerprints to unlock the phone instead.Read more...

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