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One of my favorite things about watching movies is seeing the film’s vision of the user interfaces on screens and computers. They’re almost always over the top (like they were in the first Avengers ) but I love to imagine that we’ll see all those exploded graphics in our future and pretend that all that information would be intelligible.Read more...

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Deadspin Report: NFL And Pats Participating In “Back-Channel Conversations” | io9 Simon Pegg Worries The Love Of Science Fiction Is Making Us “Childish” | Jalopnik Here Are The Ways Dealerships Fail At Internet Sales | Lifehacker How to Avoid Being “Catfished” While Online Dating |Read more...

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Technology is filled with all kinds of rumors, real and fabricated. It gives us a look at what might be and will be. BitStream gathers the whispers all in one place to divine what the future has in store.Read more...

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The original pitch for Automatic was simple: plug this thing into the port underneath your dashboard and keep track of everything from fuel economy to fault codes. Now it’s out with a new device, developer tools, and an app store that lets you pre-heat your house, log lap times, and even send a Yo.Read more...

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Plex is a free software package for your computer that lets you stream your local movie or music files to other devices free of charge. Read more...

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It’s over a year since Popcorn Time burst on to the scene , allowing you to stream torrents rather than download them. It’s had its ups and downs—but now you can use it in your browser.Read more...

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Brian Bartlett lost his leg at 24. He now has one of the most famous prostheses in the world. Rose Eveleth meets the man who just wanted to ski againRead more...

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Solar power is getting much, much better . Now, a team of scientists has created the world’s most efficient nanostructured black silicon solar cell—which converts an impressive 22.1 percent of incident light into electricity.Read more...

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Generally speaking, wood is often put into one of two categories- hardwood and softwood. But what exactly makes a given piece of wood qualify as either hard or soft and how did those definitions come about?Read more...

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Facebook loves to remind you—over and over—all the stuff your friends do. Don’t worry, I’m sure your work is much more fulfilling than whatever it is they’re doing. [PHD Comics]Read more...

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It might look like some kind of food wrap, but this roll of red rubber is rather more special than that: it’s a new flexible material that creates electricity as it deforms.Read more...

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A collection of tech giants—including companies such as Apple and Google, along with noted cryptologists—have sent President Obama a letter urging him to reject government proposals to include backdoors in encrypted communication systems.Read more...

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Last year, the most exciting thing at Google I/O was a chunk of cardboard —cardboard which could transform any smartphone into an uber-cheap virtual reality headset. But Google isn’t stopping there. This year, the company will “announce some things around Cardboard that aren’t made of cardboard,” says Google’s Clay Bavor. Intriguing. Read more...

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Man at Arms: Reforged just showed off their latest movie weapon badassery and this time they recreated the retractable wrist blades from Predator. The design is especially sick because they made the entire gauntlet that Predators wear on their wrist and it can quickly shoot out with one motion. Read more...

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Today Alissa Walker addressed our reliance on the bottled water industry and mentioned many different ways to quaff your thirst. Other habits that are harmful to ourselves or the environment often don’t come with ready-made alternatives. So how do you break a nasty habit?Read more...

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Earlier today, the President of the United States and the holder of the highest office in the land, Barack Obama, debuted the first, official Twitter account run by the President and the President alone. Because of how the internet works, hundreds of people immediately asked the President to please sit on my face, daddy. And because of how the Presidential Records Act works, every single one of those tweets, from “spank me” to “fist me,” is getting filed away in the official White House archives.Read more...

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Wolf spiders are deaf—they don’t have the right structures for hearing. However, they are very good at sensing other kinds of vibrations, and they use this ability to communicate. One species of wolf spider plays songs on dead leaves to attract mates.Read more...

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I used to ride mountain bikes when I was a kid. They were a fun toy that took me places. But man, I never remember them being this much hard work! Looking for a little more adventure, I’ve been teaching myself to ride them again. This is what I’ve learned so far. Read more...

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This ultralight bike costs as much as a car. Not a surprise given Audi’s at the helm, but the nutso price tag includes some design and tech that’s pretty cool. Read more...

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As you slathered conditioner onto your noggin this morning, you probably weren’t thinking about lab-grown skin coins (if you were, r u ok?). But human skin grown in a lab is a booming business—and how it’s made is a little-known and fascinating story.Read more...

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American cities resemble war zones during times of protest. Now, Washington’s going to try to fix this problem by rolling back a 25-year-old program that supplied local police forces with free surplus military gear. It’s about damn time—but unfortunately, it’s not going to solve America’s police problems.Read more...

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On the heels of reports that drones are mysteriously buzzing around the Eiffel Tower and crashing into the White House lawn, a Japanese security company is developing a new drone detector—a system to sniff out any shady eyes in the sky buzzing around the wrong places. The march toward dystopia continues.Read more...

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Deadspin Game Of Thrones Is Gross, Exploitative, And Totally Out Of Ideas | Gawker Bill O’Reilly Accused of Domestic Violence in Custody Battle | Jalopnik I Was The First Person To (Publicly) Crash A 2016 Chevrolet Camaro | Lifehacker Tie Shoes Smarter with the Ukrainian Lacing Technique | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

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The Apple Watch’s launch was a shaky one. Yeah, Apple sold a ton of them (as Apple is wont to do) but a few hardware and software snafus provided painful flashbacks of Apple’s troubled history with gen one devices . But 9to5Mac reports that at least some missing Watch OS features may be coming soon.Read more...

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