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Telephones! For talking! They’re terrible, antiquated technology I hope we abandon someday to psychic brain implants. But phone assistance is still mandatory, especially in IT and tech support, and we know some of you have had to field ‘em. Give us your pain, your outrage, your unbridled hilarity.Read more...

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A semi-rural New Jersey community about 45 miles outside of New York City seems like an unlikely home for the most important breakthroughs in telecommunications of the 20th century. But that’s exactly what happened at Bell Labs’ Holmdel facility in the 1960s. Read more...

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A remote archipelago in the South China Sea has come under an extraordinary amount of scrutiny lately. Here, China is building up small reefs and atolls into whole artificial islands—all in hotly disputed territory. In the clearest sign yet of its military intentions, one of those islands now has an airstrip. Read more...

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More than any other room in your house, the kitchen has changed radically in the past 100 years. And according to Ikea, it’s going to change even more over the next decade. Read more...

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Long exposure photos of cars at night look like comets shooting down the highway. And for this week’s Shooting Challenge , you captured them in all of their stellar glory. Read more...

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It’s a really good question: Why can’t airline seats be as comfortable, durable and adjustable as the ones in cars? In a partnership with All Nippon Airways, Toyota has come up with a new seat design it claims can make a “wide range of body sizes” comfortable. In economy, no less. Read more...

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What does the back of your phone look like? Is it covered by a case? Either way, I’m willing to bet it looks the same every day. What if you could personalize it with the push of a button, wirelessly beaming your favorite photos to an e-ink screen that lives in a special iPhone 6 case? Say hello to the PopSlate. Read more...

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When you get on a plane, the last thing you want to think about is what you’ll have to do to survive an emergency crash landing in the water. But knowing exactly how to safely evacuate a plane could one day save your life, so researches created a terrifying Oculus Rift emergency landing simulation that looks far more effective than a safety pamphlet ever could be.Read more...

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Twitter is well aware that it’s a breeding ground for online harassment and has done a terrible job stopping it, and today, the company announced three tactics to better combat tweeting trolls. Read more...

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You know what a pain those plastic engine covers are? How they get in the way and hide your own car’s engine from you? Well, consider that black piece of molded plastic a metaphor for something much worse: the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Automakers are trying to use the DMCA to say you can’t work on or modify your own car. Read more...

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My most essential piece of software as a photographer is Adobe Lightroom. It’s one of those things you salivate for when you hear an update is coming. Such an update is upon us with Lightroom CC, but the new features still leave me thirsty. Read more...

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When I asked for your worst (but really best) stories about trolls , I didn’t expect so many stories from trolls. But here we have it: 23 hand-picked stories from your amusing trolling and being-trolled experiences. Suffice it to say that I’ve decided to unplug from the Internet now.Read more...

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The supposedly innovative, affordable Sondors e-bike slayed its crowdfunding goal earlier this month, raising over $5 million to become the second-most successful Indiegogo campaign of all time. Now its creator is getting sued for fraud by the company that ran his crowdfunding gambit. Read more...

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The internet is a beautiful medium where people can exchange brain-tickling images in a wondrous marketplace of ideas. Just kidding. It’s mostly garbage. Here’s some garbage we found on the internet recently. Read more...

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The world’s third largest cave has “rooms” that stand 330 feet high and span 600 feet across. It’s so spectacular that it’s playing home to several upcoming blockbusters, including this summer’s Pan, and others the force compels us not to disclose. We hiked through the Vietnamese jungle to explore it. Read more...

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A group of engineering freshmen at Rice University have come up with a clever way to make needles and injections less painful without the use of drugs. And it uses the same approach as those instant ice packs designed to reduce swelling and reduce the pain from a sports injury.Read more...

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American aerospace engineers test rocket engines in large outdoor test stands far away from densely populated areas, and let the engines roar. In Russia, they built a soundproof and gas-tight indoor test chamber right in the middle of town.Read more...

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Deadspin “You Stick It Right Up My Fucking Ass!” Reds Skipper Rips Reporter | Jalopnik There’s Imperial Star Destroyers All Over Craigslist Now | Jezebel Very Dumb Teens Are Wounding Their Lips to Look Like Kylie Jenner | Kotaku Kim Jong-un Photo Allegedly Photoshopped, South Korean News Reports | Read more...

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Mapping apps have given us unprecedented access to the world around us, but even with all this technology at our disposal, remembering the name of that bar you went to last week can still be a struggle. Well, struggle no longer: We’ve pulled together a selection of the best apps and sites for keeping your favorite spots bookmarked and accessible. Read more...

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Beyoncé recently wore a gold link Apple Watch at Coachella— but it’s not one of the Apple Watch bracelets available to buy, at least not yet. Elderly Draco Malfoy impersonator Karl Lagerfeld also had his wrist photographed clad in this mysterious gold link Apple Watch. Read more...

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You might not think you need a remote control tissue box designed to look like a Japanese subway train. But think back to the last time you were sick, and just getting out of bed felt more challenging than running a marathon. Now you see why $34 for an RC train that can deliver tissues right to where you’ve crashed is definitely money well spent. [Japan Trend Shop]Read more...

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There’s no shortage of fancy lamps on crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, but the Lunaluxx looks like it truly brings something unique and innovative to the table, or your desk, or your bedside table. It uses a small floating disk that glows brilliantly when hit with an invisible blue LED from underneath.Read more...

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Samsung quietly launches two new tablets, Chrome gets a big upgrade, and AMD lets slip Windows 10’s release date. BitStream has the news and rumors you missed in the last 24 hours.Read more...

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All my life, I’ve been flying kites for fun. Little did I know that there was a sport of fighting kites that I could have playing instead! This fascinating short documentary by Victory Journal explores the kite fighters of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and shows how kids and adults participate in the sport. It looks fun and dangerous and silly and serious, as all good sports should be.Read more...

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Large in physical size, not in storage capacity. Computer enthusiast Christopher Parish modified a vintage “DEC RL02” drive—as big as a decent PC case—from the 70s so it can connect to modern PCs via USB. Technically this might be the largest and the heaviest USB storage device in the world. Read more...

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