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No other device packs a camera, a stereo, video recording, GPS navigation and guide books into such a small, conveniently carried package. Here's how to get the most of your smartphone in the outdoors.http://indefinitelywild.gizmodo.com/so-you-want-to... Read more...

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Los Angeles's swiftly mutating downtown is usually viewed at street level. Now, thanks to filmmaker Ian Wood, we get a top-down perspective of the city's transformation in this gorgeous video, which he shot with a lightweight remote-controlled quadcopter and camera system. 20 stories up, there's change afoot as well.Read more...

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If you're clinging to your grandfathered Verizon unlimited data plan, here's some bad news. Starting October 1, Verizon will throttle LTE speeds for heavy data users who enter high-volume areas. As GigaOm points out, this means Verizon will privilege users who pay for their data per gigabyte over their customers who use unlimited plans. And this means your data service is going to fall apart in certain areas if you're on an unlimited plan and you're in the top five percent of data users. Read more...

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Last week, Microsoft's Bing joined Google in acquiescing to the E.U. high court's "right to be forgotten" ruling, which allows European citizens to petition for the removal of search results about themselves that are "inadequate…no longer relevant, or excessive." The Court of Justice sees it as a victory for privacy protection; Google sees only censorship. The company that aims to catalog the world's knowledge thinks it has a right to know it all.Read more...

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Those who lived through the tabbed browsing revolution will remember just how convenient it felt to be able to open up three or four tabs in the background without losing focus from the current one. Now that kind of behavior is taken for granted, but if you queue up too many tabs to get around to later it can start to put pressure on your browser.Read more...

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When you're traveling, hotel Wi-Fi might be your only source of connectivity, so when you wind up in a hotel and the internet crawwwwwls, it can be a major bummer. Read more...

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Believe it or not not, the watch that Buzz Aldrin wore as he took those first steps on the moon wasn't some custom contraption engineered by NASA to endure the vacuum of space. It was an Omega Speedmaster Chronograph, and 45 years later the watchmaker has released a commemorative follow-up called the Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11—now made from space-age titanium.Read more...

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The compact and excellently-reviewed Nespresso Pixie with included milk frother is down to its lowest price ever by a solid margin today. Deals on this don't tend to last long, so grab yours fast. [Nespresso Pixie with Milk Frother, $194]Read more...

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Have you ever met a pair of pack-in headphones you liked? Me neither. That is until I got the ones that came with the Fire Phone. They look a lot like Apple's (bad) EarPods, but are better in almost every way you would want. All cheap headphones should be at least this great. Read more...

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As the U.S. military explores the idea of moving our forward operating bases offshore, it is faced with the issue of actually getting troops from ship to land. However, at last month's RIMPAC exercises in Hawaii, the Navy showed off the future of landing craft with a gargantuan aquatic tank prototype—and even that's only half the size of the final design.Read more...

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It began as just another chapter in humanity's ongoing fascination of sending weird shit into space, then things spiraled out of control. Right now a rogue orbital satellite filled with geckos flies more than 200 miles above our heads. But this isn't a slapstick preamble to some clever car insurance commercial, these geckos are in space for only one thing: To. Get. It. On.Read more...

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Chubby Checker, the "Twist"-singing denim enthusiast, has made legal peace with Hewlitt-Packard and Palm following a trademark infringement lawsuit over Chubby Checker, a penis measurement webOS app. Read more...

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When we heard about Waterfi's custom waterproof Paperwhite, we were delighted at the prospect , but reserved final judgement until we could put it through the ringer ourselves. And after some highly scientific experimentation, we can confirm: This thing is a goddamn rock. Read more...

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The perfect cordial to down along with your Sharknado 2 viewing is up to you—the Bloody Mary, the Fin & Tonic, or the Screwed-diver are all great choices. But the perfect glass is without a doubt this detailed tumbler featuring a great white ready to strike.Read more...

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Gawker No Big Deal But We're Not Ready for The Next Nuclear Disaster | Jalopnik FBI Investigating Former Ford Employee For Possible Espionage | Jezebel This Dude's List of Dealbreakers Is 80% Horrific, 100% Hypocritical | Lifehacker This Infographic Lists Cellphone Etiquette for 11 Countries Read more...

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Thursday night's episode of The Colbert Report included a pretty lengthy interview with multi-industry mad scientist Elon Musk. Missed it because you were asleep (old fart) or don't own a TV (commie)? Don't sweat, we've got you covered.Read more...

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Anovos has been outfitting geeks with replica costumes from popular sci-fi franchises for years, but at Comic-Con this year the company has what is easily the ultimate power in the cosplaying universe. Based on the design created for The Empire Strikes Back, this Darth Vader getup is the most accurate, and surprisingly comfortable, costume you'll find anywhere.Read more...

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The Amazon Fire Phone's tricks are pretty sophisticated, even if they're never really put to good use . And its innards are complicated to match, according to a teardown by iFixit. But damned if they aren't pretty to look at. Read more...

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The FCC's proposed plan to create pay-to-play internet fast lanes is offending Americans, and now that includes America's Pastime: Major League Baseball's digital media group lobbed a statement to the FCC last week criticizing the proposal.Read more...

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The biggest building boom in the history of astronomy is upon us. In Chile and Hawaii and in space, astronomers are getting powerful telescopes that dwarf the current state-of-the-art instruments. When the mountain blasting and the mirror polishing are all done, we will have the clearest and most detailed views of outer space ever. Read more...

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Pixelation is great for hiding faces and covering up nakedness, but it's not good for disguising text. It's so bad, in fact, that it might not even protect you at all. Read more...

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The Hanwha Eagles—a South Korean baseball team famed for losing—now have robot fans to cheer them on. Absent supporters can use social media to deliver messages and show their faces on the robots' LEDs. This has to be the saddest, most depressing thing I've ever seen in any sport.Read more...

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Samsung's Gear VR headset thing is the subject of a new leak, with a mobile companion/control app for the gadget now unofficially available.Read more...

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Hmm, frozen fish sticks sure start off looking suspiciously like the protein blocks from Snowpiercer and you know how that turned out (if you watched the movie). But this all fish! Minced cod, to be exact. The frozen blocks of fish supposedly trap the flavor and are presumably more efficient to ship.Read more...

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When I started to watch this video I thought "oh, that's funny, a failed missile launch." Obviously, it didn't fail at all. That's exactly how the nuclear-capable anti-submarine missile RPK-2 Viyuga is launched: Just throw it in the water and it will come alive to deliver its warhead up to 28 miles away.Read more...

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