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These days, choosing a carrier is more about data than it is calls or messages—so a new report about which one provides the fastest 3G and 4G download speeds makes for pretty interesting reading.Read more...

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There’s been a lot of chatter recently suggesting that physicists may have finally found gravitational waves. It would prove to be an incredibly important discovery —but if you’re still not quite sure why, this explanation is probably the most straightforward one you’ll find.Read more...

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You probably never stood a chance of getting Tesla’s Powerwall home battery first time round. But don’t worry: According to Elon Musk, a second model will be ready to buy later in 2016.Read more...

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Ask most robots to pick up an egg and you end up with... broken eggs. But this pair of automated fingers uses an incredibly delicate thin film and some simple physics to grasp fragile objects with relative ease.Read more...

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A few years ago, Evernote tried to branch out into selling physical objects—desk tidies, messenger bags, wallets and the like—that would keep you organized in real life, too. But its shutting the store down on Wednesday.Read more...

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Hot on the heels of Nikon with its D5, Canon has announced its new flagship DSLR. Say hello to the 1D X MarkII, whose overkill will surely be embraced by professional photographers everywhere.Read more...

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Google’s self-driving cars have racked up about 1.4 million self-driven miles on actual roads in the last six years, but as impressive as that sounds, it’s a pittance compared to what the simulators have been doing behind the scenes. Read more...

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The internet duo Fine Bros managed to briefly steal Donald Trump’s mantle as the most-hated thing on the internet last week, when they revealed supervillain-style their plan to trademark the word ‘React’. Following the bad, uh, response to the plan, they’re cancelling everything.Read more...

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Thanks to all the satellites hanging out watching our planet these days, 24/7 coverage of the weather is basically a given. So it’s not surprising that a year’s worth of weather can be condensed into one eight-minute video, but it’s still a damn beautiful sight. Read more...

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San Francisco is bracing itself to host the 50th Super Bowl, but Denver and Charlotte are going to be seeing a real uptick in mortality rates. It seems that if your team is playing in the Super Bowl, your chances of dying of the flu go up.Read more...

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Both global warming and the popularity of downhill skiing are on the rise, a trend that probably seems a little counterintuitive. Hiding behind the scenes are snowmaking machines, which every year convert millions of gallons of water into money-making snow. Read more...

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The Islamic State or ISIS or ISIL have quickly rose to power in the regions of Iraq and Syria in the past few years. This map by Peter Ridilla tracks the groups’ spread across the region. The Islamic State is shown in red against the rest of the region, what started off in just a few areas a few years ago has now crossed multiple borders, multiplied itself, and grown terrifyingly fast in recent months.Read more...

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Our favorite physicist Andrea Wahl is back with his wild experiments where he blends real life physics with Jackass-style self torture. This time he uses a swinging wrecking ball to prove how conservation of energy can neither be created or destroyed, it transforms into other forms. Basically, as dangerous as being in the line of fire of the swinging wrecking ball, it won’t touch the mad physicist.Read more...

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In 2010 a group of scientists announced that they’d found evidence of multi-cellular life in hyper-salty, oxygen-free pools at the bottom of the ocean. A new study indicates that what they thought were living animals were actually corpses taken over by bacterial “body-snatchers.”Read more...

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Why do stories need to be linear and repeatable? What if instead of finishing a movie, you could keep exploring it? What if your favorite side-character could become central to the plot? Why can’t we harness technology to explore our creativity in a new hybrid of full-interactive, immersive animation? A new startup is determined to do just that. MashUp Machine seeks to bring the creativity and open-ended nature of traditional storytelling to the era of mass media. The idea is deceptively simple. The startup provides their users with a suite of tools to make it easy to create interactive stories, and a bit of machine learning code to help them explore ideas. In return, anyone can contribute to the infinite iterations of a constantly branching, evolving story. MashUp Machine is backed by industry veterans Ben Cole and Christopher Sjöholm. Cole is an Academy Award-winning developer, former North American Head of Software for one of the world’s largest visual effects studios, MPC. Sjöholm complements that with nearly 20 years as Creative Director for major video game franchises like FIFA, Prototype 2, and skate. The way we deal with stories now is “almost Darwinian,” Cole told Gizmodo. Creators make something, then throw it out into the world and hope it finds an audience. But the current way of producing stories doesn’t fit with how we consume stories.Read more...

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This one’s a doozy in that there is a lot going on. The goal is simple, you need to escape a collapsing tunnel with a group of nine people (including yourself). It’s all the other variables that confuse things. Read more...

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For years now, I have very publicly wished for an app that would list all my possible transportation alternatives in the palm of my hand, then guide me to my destination once I’d made the decision of how to get there. Well, I’m here to tell you: Sometimes wishes come true.Read more...

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This wipeout is totally crazy and not unlike jumping out of the 4th floor of a building. The waves were that high (thank you El Nino) and the sea monster that is the ocean looked like it was blowing itself up and whipping surfer Tom Dosland around as he barreled around. The drop must have been so beautiful, like a brief moment of peace before the chaos that is wiping out.Read more...

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Kanye West insists that his next album will be the “album of life.” Is he exaggerating? Probably. But I do know that Kanye used to be the tech blogger of life. Read more...

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An Australian company believes its come up with a way to finally make hoverboards safe—or at least safer. But instead of addressing the issue of faulty batteries and shoddy electronics, it’s instead created a bag that it claims will safely contain your hoverboard’s inevitable meltdown.Read more...

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Google, aka Alphabet, is famous for its “moonshots”—enormous, ambitious technology projects that cost a ton to develop and might not ever work or turn a profit. Today, we’re getting a first look at just how much money the company is flushing on its big ideas.Read more...

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The future of lab-grown meat is coming. Or at least it feels that way, based on burgeoning interest in the biotech community. One by one, companies are staking out different animal tissues to grow in vitro for human consumption. First there was beef. Then there was chicken. Now there’s pork.Read more...

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