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One of the most intriguing things about Apple Watch is its non-orthogonal user interface, where app icons are organized in a circular, zoomable jumble. And it turns out the good old iPhone might be able to learn something about legible UI from its smaller, younger cousin. Read more...

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Before fiber optic cables, before Wi-Fi, before you got bombarded with enough AOL free trial CDs to build your family a (very weak and ineffective) home, the internet was a vastly simpler thing. So tell us, you internet pioneers, what was life like during the wild west days of the early internet?Read more...

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Don't be fooled by its diminutive size, the world's smallest 7x7x7 Rubik's Cube puzzle, designed by Matt Bahner, is still a considerable challenge, even for a master cube solver. In fact it might actually be even more of a challenge than the larger versions because you need to be far more precise with your finger placement, lest you make one wrong spin and have to waste time fixing your mistake. [YouTube via Boing Boing]Read more...

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For years, phishing scammers have been setting up fake tech support hotlines, websites—even fake Netflix logins —to plant malicious malware on unsuspecting machines. And apparently, even our own FBI has been getting on the fun. Because back in 2007, the FBI created a fake Seattle Times web page, all to catch a high school bomb threat suspect. Read more...

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Good news, you lovers of freedom and justice. The FTC is going after AT&T for illegally throttling the mobile internet speed of unlimited data customers. In the words of FTC chairwoman Edith Ramirez: "The issue is simple: Unlimited means unlimited."Read more...

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Don't listen to the naysayers. The zombie apocalypse is real—and imminent. Fortunately, Tiger Log Cabins is on your side with a state-of-the-art, high-tech Zombie Fortification Cabin. Because those goddamn trick-or-treaters zombies never stood a chance.Read more...

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Ready to upgrade to 4K? This 55" Samsung is a screaming deal. [ Samsung 55-Inch 4K UHD Micro Dimming Ultimate 120Hz 3D Smart LED HDTV, $1449]Read more...

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Google Fit just hit the Play Store, and, well, it looks pretty much exactly like Google said it would. It also looks a heck of a lot like Apple's HealthKit and corresponding Health app —not in terms of design but in terms of features. That said, it does look pretty useful!Read more...

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The booming size of today's mainstream social networks and the constant level of noise we have to deal with has inspired a sudden return to a time when the internet was quieter, safer, and more intimate: the Web 1.0 days. Like artisanal hipster nostalgia for a time when men were men, shoes were handmade, and everyone pickled their own vegetables, the internet's vanguard is pushing for a return toward a simpler digital era.Read more...

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The corkscrew, like so many other inventions, was borne out of necessity. For as long as we have sold wine in glass bottles sealed with cork stoppers, consumers have struggled to easily remove those corks. As soon as the earliest glass bottles arrived in late seventeenth-century England, inventors began dreaming up instruments to ease the removal of corks.Read more...

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How's that new iOS 8.1 update working out for you? We've scoured the forums and social media channels of the wider Web to identify some of the key issues that people are having, ready to provide you with some solutions. If your iOS 8.1 experience is less than stellar so far, try the fixes we've laid out below.Read more...

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When it was launched it looked like nothing else. Its pizza slice-like design made it one of the most stable ships for its size and it has since spawned a whole new class of crazy looking vessels. Yet this clandestine spy ship is most notorious in Russia, whose military absolutely detests its existence. Read more...

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Our SeaRAM is far from the only ship-based missile defense turret sailing the high seas. French weapons manufacturer MBDA, in fact, has just begun testing a remotely controlled missile launcher of its own. One that finally moves the turret's operator out of the line of fire. Read more...

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I want to believe in Ello. It's a cheeky little startup from Vermont with idealistic ambitions and a haunting logo and the promise of no ads. What's not to like? Well, a few days ago, Ello revealed its grand plan to stay ad-free, and honestly, it sounded at first like total bullshit. But it's not.Read more...

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Can an RC toy still be considered fun when you can no longer see it? That's the question Swann's new Xtreem Atom Mini Drone brings to mind because with rotors just 1.25-inches long, you have to wonder if eventually these tiny flying toys will be as small as mosquitoes, and as equally difficult to spot.Read more...

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There have been lots of leaked documents and images ahead of Verizon's Droid Turbo announcement, but the most important thing you need to know is that yes, this thing has guts to spare. Including maybe the most important feature a smartphone can have: A battery that's going to keep you going for days.Read more...

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A website called Joker lets you stream torrent files from your browser without downloading the whole thing. This means everybody who downloads Game of Thrones will an even shorter wait period between the show airing and finding out where Daenerys put those dragons. Read more...

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Think back to the last wedding you went to. Or the last birthday party. Even the last nice dinner. Odds are you took multiple photos, dozens even. Maybe you even uploaded one to Instagram. But have you looked at any of them since? Or sent them to anyone? Probably not. And if you did, it wasn't particularly easy.Read more...

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Razer has long been one of the leaders in gaming headsets , and well, gaming everything . Today the company's relentless course lands at a $200 soundbar that's aimed at making your frags boom so powerfully the neighbors will know which Call of Duty you're playing. Read more...

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We've seen beyond the greasy curtain of fast food and discovered how KFC actually makes fried chicken from the raw animal to the final product that gets put into buckets and double downs at their stores. It's basically like how your grandma would do it—except they use an infernal magic machine called "pressure frier."Read more...

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If you're buying an LED lightbulb, you often have to pick between splurging on a fancy one or saving money by buying whatever's cheapest. Cree's original LED bulb is one of the rare LED lightbulbs that works well and costs next-to-nothing, and now the company is offering an even cheaper version. Read more...

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Last week, we asked you to name the worst airport terminal in the United States . You, dear readers, rose to the occasion with incredible aplomb, dishing out horrific tales of protracted layovers, TSA foibles, and security line poopers.Read more...

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As accomplished as modern-day computers are, there are some very basic things even the smartest machines have yet to master: tough judgment calls, advanced image recognition, making goofy faces, conducting psychological surveys. These are an assortment of tasks we humans can still claim as our own. Or at least, that we can outsource to other, less fortunate humans. Like me.Read more...

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How often have you found yourself needing to get home from a late night party but lacking the necessary funds to hail a cab or hop on the subway? Designer Ádám Török might have come up with a solution too this all too common problem with a concept scooter that transforms into a wearable belt, merging questionable fashion sense with one of the cheapest forms of transportation.Read more...

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