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Amazon is running several camera/accessory combo discounts through April 26th, so if you're looking to replace your current gear, you should definitely take notice. Selection ranges from point and shoots to the amazing Sony A7 line.Read more...

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Every April around this time, Milan welcomes creative types from all across the globe for the Salone Internazionale del Mobile—pretty much the wildest week in the design world. Though the past few years have seen efforts to curb the rampant bacchanal of new production for new production's sake, there's still a hell of a lot to take in.Read more...

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Windows Phone 8.1 is here , and with it comes not only with a notification center(!) but a brand new Halo-flavored voice assistant. But how does Cortana shape up against her competitors, who have a year or two of experience on her? Surprisingly well.Read more...

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Windows 8.1's recent update was a subtle but effective boost. Windows Phone's 8.1 power up follows the same cues. It's not mind-blowing, it's not world-changing, it's nothing to jump around and scream about, but it turns Windows Phone into something it's never quite been before: an OS that's totally good enough. Read more...

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We all have a surface somewhere in our home which is covered in clutter: phones, wallets, coins, keys, pens, cables, tickets and all other kinds of crap. But this neat console table gobbles it all up to keep it out of sight.Read more...

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Imagine a place with no noise whatsoever: no sound, no light, no radio—hell, no Wi-Fi. How on Earth would you go about creating it?Read more...

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What's alleged to be Banksy's latest piece of artwork has popped up on the side of a house in Cheltenham, and it depicts security agents spying on a public phone—right round the corner from the UK's intelligence center, GCHQ.Read more...

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This bright blue sperm, in fact a swirling mass of dust and gas, doesn't need an egg to impregnate: it's producing baby stars all by itself.Read more...

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Cancer research is tough stuff—but it's also surprisingly gruesome, too. This Sci Show video explains how the latest insights into curing the disease include cannibalism, zombies and suicidal cells.Read more...

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It's virtually impossible to imagine now, but back when the iPhone was launched in 2007, Google wasn't planning to make Android for touchscreen devices.Read more...

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Over the weekend, it was revealed that President Obama thinks that when the National Security Agency discovers major flaws in Internet security, they should be allowed to exploit it if there's a "a clear national security or law enforcement need."Read more...

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Photographer David Maisel—widely known for his incredible aerial work, including a breath-taking project recently shot in Spain—has opened a new show in New York exploring the otherwise invisible insides of culturally important art objects. Called History's Shadow, it is on display at the Yancey Richardson Gallery until May 10, 2014.Read more...

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While the American West stumbles forward into an already dangerous drought —and it's barely even summer—Berliners are simply not using enough water. This means that the city's water table is now on the rise, and it's beginning to threaten the city's buildings from below. Some basements have already been affected. Read more...

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What an awesome way to end a book: literally in the last paragraph, and this gives away no spoilers, Michael Lewis's excellent Flash Boys drops a weird infrastructural mystery, right when you were ready to turn out the light and go to sleep. But, right there, in the final six sentences, Lewis lights a fire. Read more...

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We've already covered the insane case of a Chinese restaurant menu that served as a successful point of infiltration for hackers to access the private computers of an unnamed oil company, so I won't go into much more detail. However, there was a brief moment in the original New York Times story that deserves a quick shoutout here. Read more...

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A huge pyramid in the middle of nowhere tracking the end of the world on radar, just an abstract geometric shape beneath the sky without a human being in sight: it could be the opening scene of an apocalyptic science fiction film, but it's just the U.S. military going about its business, building vast and other-worldly architectural structures that the civilian world only rarely sees. Read more...

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The Federal Aviation Administration has filed an appeal in the case against "commercial drone" pilot Raphael Pirker, accused of reckless operation of what's basically an R/C aircraft near the University of Virginia campus in 2011. Um, does this look reckless to you?Read more...

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Bearing in mind that CNN is the same network that suggested Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 might have flown into a black hole , it was nonetheless interesting to hear the network speculate that the cell phones of the flight's passengers might hold an archive of unsent emails, texts, photos, and videos of whatever sequence of events befell the doomed airliner—and that these fragile digital files could still be recovered. Read more...

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Robots may be taking our jobs throughout agriculture and industry, but the the duty of defacing architecture is likely to remain in the hands of humans for the immediate future if this semi-autonomous spray-paint drone is any evidence. Read more...

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A new report from Twopcharts has found that 44% of the world's Twitter accounts have yet to send a Tweet. With approximately 974 million Twitter accounts, that's an awful lot of dead air. As the Wall Street Journal points out, however, this could mean that people, scammers, or bots simply signed up for an account and never came back—or that there are hordes of shy people out there waiting for the moment to strike. Do you have a Twitter account you have never used? If not, why not? [Wall Street Journal]Read more...

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La Paz is situated at a whopping 3,650 meters above sea level in Bolivia. El Alto, the country's second biggest metropolis, is located 500 meters above that. Now a new cable car system linking the world's highest cities made its public debut, allowing tens of thousands of commuters to bypass congested roadways for a sleek ride in the sky. Read more...

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For photographers, the coming of warm weather brings the boundless potential of exploring the great outdoors with your camera (without getting frostbite). Here are a few useful items to consider when taking pictures in the elements. Read more...

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This colorful scene isn't a view of a new luxury loft. It's Rabot Towers, an abandoned public housing project in Ghent, Belgium. When the first stage of demolition removed the building's exterior walls, the former blight became an unexpected beauty, captured here by photographer Pieter Lozie. Read more...

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Instagram went down for a while today, bringing everybody's Saturday brunch routine to a screeching halt —how do I drink this latte without showing it to the world?! But these bros somehow found a way to have a weekend breakfast run that went even worse. Read more...

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On this day in 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first human being to enter outer space and orbit our planet. Tonight, science and space fans worldwide celebrate this milestone of human exploration with Yuri's Night. Mika McKinnon tells us more about the man, his voyage, and the ways we honor him today.Read more...

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