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I signed up for Spotify three years ago, the day the service launched in the United States. $400 in subscription fees later, I'm still a member, and I've never regretted the money for a second. But for the first time since joining, I'm actually tempted to leave. YouTube Music Key might just win me over.Read more...

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Former Senator Jim Webb announced that he's forming an "exploratory committee" yesterday, the first step on a long road to probably running for president. He did so in a video that looks like it was filmed in my high school TV studio.Read more...

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Hydrogen fuel cells are a cool technology that were perfected to enable humans to go to the moon. Now that they're perfected even more, they're enabling humans to go to work or the liquor store, and, incredibly, this is progress. The Toyota Mirai is an example of this remarkable progress. Funny looking, maybe, but it works.Read more...

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People ask us all the time whether they should buy a new-gen console? Should they get an Xbox One? A PS4? For a year, we've told people to not bother with either. Now, we think you should make the leap, especially if you're a console-only gamer. But which one to get?Read more...

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The Swedes make some amazing flying machines, like the Saab 35 Draken photographed above by Tony Osborne, London Bureau Chief for Aviation Week. It's so striking it doesn't even seem real. It feels more like a space fighter than a plane from Earth. Check out this gallery.Read more...

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Google just announced a new internet subscription service called Google Contributor, essentially a paywall for web publishers to provide ad-free content for a $1-$3 contribution. Read more...

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"Hey, you want to come camping with Bear?" That's a pretty random email to get on a Thursday morning, and it contained no other details. So, I said yes, packed a bag and hopped on a plane to New Mexico. Here's what happened over the next few days. Read more...

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Some gadgets of the past were feats of engineering that managed to squeeze countless moving parts into small packages. This diagram of the classic Nikon F3 shared by Bellamy Hunt of Japan Camera Hunter is a glorious sea of mechanics. Read more...

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This week the Apple Watch made a big step towards reality, with the release of WatchKit for developers of watch apps. Hidden within a fairly mundane document are plenty of glimpses at how Apple envisions smartwatches fitting in with our lives.Read more...

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Nikola Tesla is celebrated as a genius who had an amazing ability to envision the future. He predicted cellphones, television, and even elements of the internet long before any of these things existed. But he also had some weird ideas about the social issues of tomorrow. Which is why he's become an unlikely hero in the so-called Men's Rights community of today.Read more...

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If you've seen Interstellar, then you know that the best characters are the wise-cracking robots. Unassumingly boxy and faceless, they somehow end up stealing the show. Wired has a fascinating behind-the-scenes look on bringing the robots to life—largely without the help of CGI. Minor spoilers ahead. Read more...

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If you're looking to cut the cord from your cable provider, you'll need at least a good streaming box, and an OTA antenna. We've got you covered on both fronts today.Read more...

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Basketball is famously an all-American sport. But thanks to an odd twist of fate and the YMCA, the world's oldest surviving basketball court is actually in France. Tucked away in a neighborhood of Paris, the handsome facility has parquet floors and iron pillars running down the middle of it. It looks dangerous as hell.Read more...

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Globally, about 2.5 billion people don't have access to basic sanitation facilities. One of the biggest initiatives to improve this statistic comes from the Gates Foundation, which sponsors an annual challenge to reinvent the toilet. Now big-time bathroom manufacturer Kohler is making one of the winning ideas a reality for rural India.Read more...

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Dropbox just expanded its wonderful photo gallery app, Carousel, to include iPads and the web. Carousel is a standalone app providing a stylized experience for viewing photos. These new additions add nothing new other than taking advantage of extra screen real estate. Android tabs are said to be coming soon.Read more...

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We have sound! The stream of data from Philae, the Rosetta mission's little lander currently hibernating on comet 67, now includes the very "thump" it made while touching down. The two-second recording is more scientifically interesting than you might think. Read more...

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Google just added a new Suggested Stories feature to its news search results, so you can let the search engine pull up a customized selection of stories to read about based on whatever terrifyingly dense accumulation of personal data Google has on you by now.Read more...

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The porn of the future is titillating. As virtual reality matures, we'll be aroused in three-dimensional immersive alternative realities, interacting with super-lifelike porn stars customized to our taste. People will look back on our passive and lonely 2D smut and pity us. But… when?Read more...

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Comcast is launching a new technician tracker through its MyAccount app, that lets you keep an eye on where the Comcast technician that's supposed to be at your house actually is. Waiting around for the cable guy to show up is a total pain in the butt and a huge waste of time. I never thought I'd say this but thank you Comcast.Read more...

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In order to keep up with the frenetic growth of global shipping traffic—which has quadrupled over the past two decades alone—commercial cargo ships keep getting bigger. And the newest king of the containerships isn't one of Maersk's EEE titans, it's the CSCL Globe.Read more...

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Hanging off a zipline while you soar through the air is a great experience, but it's often just a straight-line run, and can rarely compare to the thrills you get on a roller coaster. So a bunch of enterprising Aussies had the brilliant idea to combine the two, creating the world's longest zip line that has you zig-zagging and looping your way through the treetops.Read more...

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The news that Twitter has made its entire archive searchable may have caused you to cheer loudly or break out in a cold sweat. If it's the latter, don't panic just yet—locating and deleting your old tweets isn't too difficult. Read on to find out how to take advantage of Twitter's newly expanded search capabilities and erase those old embarrassing tweets if you need to.Read more...

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Despite there still being a place for old-school paper notebooks in anyone's life, Moleskine is ensuring its products stay relevant as we become more and more dependent on digital devices. Today it's introducing an Adobe Creative Cloud-branded Moleskine notebook and app that makes it easier to get your sketches, doodles, and brainstorms into Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator.Read more...

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Emirates' very first mammoth Airbus A380 has racked up some crazy stats since first being delivered to the airline back in 2008. And after 3,000 takeoffs, 12.5 million miles, and 1.2 million passengers, it's no wonder the plane's first major checkup took a total of 55-days. Thanks to the magic of timelapse, though, you get to watch the whole thing go down in under two minutes.Read more...

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Last week, YouTube announced its new streaming music service , which is finally rolling out in beta form. It comes complete with out-of-app background listening, cacheable videos, ad-free music, and a 6 month free trial. It turns YouTube into a great little music player. I just tried it out and so far, so good. Read more...

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