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One of the stranger moments of my life occurred this morning, when I competed at virtually milk a cow against a total stranger (hi Garrett!). Using the Nintendo Switch’s new Joy-Con controllers and moving it up and down and alternating pressing shoulder buttons, I fought to fill up cups of milk as quickly as possible.Read more...

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Early this morning, ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet flexed his spacewalking muscles for the first time—and we got to live vicariously through him, thanks to a livestream straight from space. Read more...

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The Nintendo Switch is slightly smaller but significantly heavier than the Wii U gamepad. The Switch’s JoyCons are tinier than a Game Boy Micro. And the whole system can fit in your back pocket... sort of.Read more...

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This neck massager may look like a torture device, but let me tell you. I have a similar one from a different brand and it’s fantastic. The weird arm things help you regular the pressure of the massager and it also heats up. It’s like the best straight jacket you’ve ever worn.Read more...

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Actually trying to live out of a cheap storage locker goes against every single legal document you have to sign in order to rent it out, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible, as YouTuber 007craft demonstrates.Read more...

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I love my Amazon Echo. She is the perfect Bluetooth speaker, kitchen timer, and personal shopper—for better or worse—but also a friend, keeping me company on those brutally cold and lonely nights. So when I learned that MightySkins—a company that makes decals for literally every gadget under the sun, from hoverboards…Read more...

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If your new phone or laptop charges over USB-C, Aukey has a couple of chargers on sale for you today.Read more...

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Hurrying home after a pleasant evening of foraging and scrapbooking, this unlucky fox drowned in the Danube river in South Germany. And that was only the beginning. Read more...

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Mohave rattlesnakes and Merriam kangaroo rats are currently embroiled in an evolutionary arms race, pitting wily predator against fast-acting prey. Dramatic high-speed video shows how quick and creative snakes need to be to launch an attack—and how rodents still manage to evade capture. Read more...

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We now know that the Nintendo Switch officially drops on March 3 for $300, but if having a new Legend of Zelda game available at launch isn’t enough incentive for you to pre-order the shape-shifting console, maybe a game that has you milking the udders of a virtual cow will have you whipping out your credit card.Read more...

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With each passing year, new cars get more complicated and high-tech. The new higher power requirements associated with these advancements—along with ever-stricter emissions regulations—are why 48-volt electrical systems are spreading like wildfire, with experts expecting the tech to make its way into one-fifth of all…Read more...

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Seattle’s Space Needle is an icon of the paleo-future, constructed for the futuristic 1962 World’s Fair. But this relic of the past just collided quite violently with the future. And literally too, as you can see from video released this week.Read more...

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All too often, our flesh cocoons can feel like vessels of anxiety and existential dread. But take heart, because new research confirms what science popularizers like Carl Sagan have said all along: humans truly are made of “star stuff”—and we’ve got maps to prove it.Read more...

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After two reports emerged of Boosted Boards spewing dense smoke from their lithium ion batteries, the company issued a statement urging all riders to stop using the newer second-generation boards. Now, it seems the electric skateboard maker is taking more drastic measures, working with consumer protection agencies in…Read more...

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Snapchat has always seemed intentionally difficult to use. But once any good millennial figures out its quirks, the app can offer a whole world of magic. Now, that magic will be accessible to people of all ages and technological abilities, because the ghost-friendly app just announced it will add a search feature to…Read more...

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Kotaku Everything We Know About Nintendo Switch | io9 Some Familiar Faces Will Return for Deadpool 2 | Lifehacker Use the Fibonacci Sequence to Quickly Convert Between Miles and Kilometers | Jalopnik Watch Top Gear’s Chris Harris Review The Hell Out Of The BMW M2 |Read more...

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It’s dark and a bit grainy, but marine biologists working off the coast of western Australia have finally captured footage of a ruby seadragon in its natural habitat. Up until 2015, scientists didn’t even know this strange creature existed.Read more...

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Here’s a useful driving safety tip from our friends in Russia who all seem to have in-vehicle dash cams: If you find yourself on the road behind a mysterious cloud of smoke, it might be a good idea to slow down and drive around the obstacle, instead of speeding up and finding out what’s behind all that smoke the hard…Read more...

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Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. Welcome aboard the most metal flight of your lives. Let’s do some sky crimes.Read more...

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Designer babies are the kind of hypothetical conundrum that drive scientists crazy. What if, you ask, it becomes so easy to pick and choose which traits we desire in our children that we wind up creating a class of genetically engineered super humans and basically begin living out a real-life performance of the novel …Read more...

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Be the envy of your D&D game night with this giant bag of gaming dice. $12 gets you a multitude of options, from 4-sided up to 20-sided, in seven different colors.Read more...

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You may be so well used to Chrome or Firefox that Microsoft’s new browser Edge may not be on your radar. It probably should be though, because it was built for Windows 10 and includes a bunch of great new tricks that other browsers don’t have. No matter what your experiences with the old Internet Explorer was like,…Read more...

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This morning, the Guardian published a story with an alarming headline: “WhatsApp backdoor allows snooping on encrypted messages.” If true, this would have massive implications for the security and privacy of WhatsApp’s one-billion-plus users. Fortunately, there’s no backdoor in WhatsApp, and according to Alec…Read more...

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Woody Harrelson teases his Han Solo character. An unexpected character is heading back to The Flash. The future of Once Upon a Time—or at the least, one of its main stars—is currently uncertain. Plus, we’ve got even more new pictures from The Defenders, and new footage from Legends of Tomorrow’s return. Behold,…Read more...

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When it comes to cooling things in the lab, scientists have long found an experimental lower limit just above the theoretical coldest temperature. Well, a group of American scientists have now made things (lowers shades) ...even cooler. Read more...

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