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"The real tech story is Yik Yak is blowing up,"Josh Miller, a Facebook project manager rumored to be working on an anonymity app for the social network, tweeted and deleted that comment recently, asking many people to wonder what the hell he was talking about. Read more...

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Someone sent me this link to a YouTube black hole of glorious slow-motion videos and I have spent the last hour going through an endless torrent of metal shaving, drilling, chipbreaking and whatever else these machines are doing. It's so satisfying.Read more...

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Every iOS update is a small deception. 117MB, well that's not so bad! Then you look at the fine print, and some a few gigabytes are required make to actually install the damn thing. So what's really going on here?Read more...

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Tinder just announced that the so-far totally free dating app will launch a premium service in early November. "We are adding features users have been begging us for," said CEO Sean Rad. No word on what those features will be yet, however.Read more...

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If you're looking for ideas on how to transform yourself into a disease-ridden horned demon this month, you'll want to head behind-the-scenes at Immortal Masks. The Hollywood-based company designs high-end creature masks for special effects teams in film. Or anyone who wants to seriously scare the shit out of trick-or-treaters.Read more...

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Now that iOS 8.1 has gone live and Apple Pay let loose, we decided to take it out for a spin. And the results were... mixed. Read more...

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Apple's TouchID fingerprint recognition lets you lock your phone James Bond-style, using biometrics. It's cool and adds an extra layer of security, so it makes sense that apps are jumping to integrate it. Here are some of the best apps that take advantage of TouchID to keep your shit on lockdown: Read more...

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Airline and aerobatic pilot Glen Dell and FMX rider Nick de Wit needed two years of planning before attempting this amazing stunt: Nick backflipped his dirtbike over Glen's plane flying under it. Everything worked out perfectly and the resulting images are truly spectacular. Read more...

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As TV technology stormed into American homes during the early 1950s, more and more people started to ask, why don't we use this stuff on the battlefield? They imagined a world where commanders could remotely monitor the activity of troops on the ground — maybe even from halfway around the world.Read more...

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When the Canon 7D came out in 2009, it soon became one of the most popular DSLRs ever. It was fast, rugged, with great video features, all for a whole lot cheaper than the more pro-oriented 5D Mark II. Five years later, the 7D Mark II makes its debut with plenty of powerful specs, yet it's not likely to be the same wide-reaching hit as the original. Read more...

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The new, Apple Pay-inclusive iOS update is finally here, and it's a big one—2.2GB big, specifically. Of course, most of that's just the install package, so if you go about this the right way, you should be able to avoid having to delete anything at all. Here's how to download iOS 8.1 without saying goodbye to any of your precious data. Read more...

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For artists who want to get their work known—and sold—a static frame hanging on the wall of a gallery just doesn't cut it anymore. Whey let a potential admirer—or customer—just walk by your work when there are now autonomous picture frames that can track and follow someone walking by, ensuring your work is always perfectly in their line of site?Read more...

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Samsung's 4K monitor is one of the best deals in tech, and it's an even better deal than usual right now. Unlike most budget-minded 4K panels, this one actually runs at 60Hz over DisplayPort. [Samsung 28" 4K Display, $550]Read more...

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This is a blister beetle photographed with a Macropod—"a low cost, portable, three-dimensional imaging solution" that allows scientists to break the depth of field limitations typical of macro photography by taking multiple exposures and merging them into a single ultra-sharp image using software.Read more...

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From the Native Americans to Vietnam War soldiers, the venerable Tomahawk is finding new favor in this era of asymmetric warfare and, well, with the guys who prepare for battle when they go camping. This is what they're for and how you can actually find a use for one. Read more...

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It may look the same, but iOS 8.1 is shoving some major new additions into your pocket—the most anticipated of which is, of course, Apple Pay. So backup all your goodies, because you can officially download the new update in iTunes right now.Read more...

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If you haven't outgrown your love of Halloween, but don't have as much time as you'd like to dedicate to designing an awesome costume, Steve Wintercroft has got your back. On his site you'll find a bunch of patterns for easy but detailed Halloween masks, including this stormtrooper getup that surprisingly detailed for being made from an empty cereal box.Read more...

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Embarrassing open mic nights, topical parodies, gaming tutorials—these are the YouTube videos we know. The ones we replay and the ones we send to our friends, coworkers, families, and everyone we know. But YouTube has another layer. One where view counts sit at zero and bizarre bits of film rot away in indifference. It's a dark, morbidly fascinating world—and it's easy to invade.Read more...

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The V-22 Osprey's mechanical and aeronautical shortcomings have been well-documented. That's why, for its third-generation tiltrotor, Bell has taken a good hard look at the ill-fated aircraft (one it helped design) and built the plane-copter hybrid it should have back in 1983. Read more...

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Brand new design , better battery life , seamless device switching ! The newest version of Android brings a lot to the table. But its best feature is a little further under the surface: Smart lock screens that will let you be super secure without ever entering a PIN again.Read more...

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Lowly people without an invite will finally be able to pre-order a totally fantastic OnePlus One phone starting October 27th at 11AM EST for $300. At long last.Read more...

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Skype's latest update includes a new drawing feature, so you can send your friends doodles while you video chat them. The feature is debuting on Windows Phone, and Skype hasn't announced any plans to bring it to iOS and Android. Read more...

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If you installed OS X Yosemite at the end of last week then you've no doubt been busy exploring its various tools and features. Here are 17 new things you can do with the software, from hiding the traces of your Web browsing to recording screen activity on an iPad.Read more...

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Right on the heels of the iPhone 6 launch, Chinese authorities are now reportedly extending the Great Firewall to include iCloud services. That includes the iMessages, Contacts, and Photos of any of its citizens that own an iPhone. In other words, China's government could be tracking their every move.Read more...

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Email is the bane of my existence. Trying to keep all my inboxes up to date and organized often feels like a full-time job. I've tried a couple of email clients now and nothing seems to work just the way I want it, but this leaked view of Gmail's Lollipop makeover, first spotted by Android Police, may be the app I'm looking for.Read more...

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