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Later this month, one of the rarest specimens of hardware history will go up for auction: a working Apple-1. While most will people will never be able to afford to bid on it, this is a great opportunity to look at this beautifully ragtag machine before it disappears into someone’s collection.Read more...

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Imagine yourself enjoying an idyllic day at the beach: You’ve been sitting out in the sun for hours and are starting to get a bit thirsty. Do you feel compelled to reach for a bottle of ice cold water from the cooler, or a sudden urge to shotgun the nearest bottle of Coppertone? If you answered the latter, I have some…Read more...

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An unproven stem cell therapy conducted by a Florida clinic has blinded three patients in an apparent clinical trial gone horribly wrong. The incident showcases the extent to which unscrupulous clinics will take advantage of desperate patients—and how the lack of government oversight contributes to the problem. Read more...

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Here’s a free piece of advice should you ever find yourself waiting for the first train to roll into a station after a heavy snowfall: Stand as far away from the tracks as possible, assuming you don’t want to get blasted with a massive shitstorm of snow. Read more...

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The past year or so has seen a welcome deluge of Wi-Fi router innovation, and Portal seems to be one of the best newcomers in the space, particularly for smaller dwellings in congested, urban environments.Read more...

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Imagine my excitement when I saw the Google blog post about a new Street View adventure that took you inside of a volcano. I’ve always wanted to jump inside of a volcano! Then can you imagine my disappointment when I learned that the new Volcano View only lets you peer into the lava from the safety of the volcano’s…Read more...

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Last week’s 4.50 system update introduced a bunch of new features to the PlayStation 4. Unfortunately for some, that includes crippling wireless network lag. While Sony looks into the issue, there are a couple of temporary workarounds to keep you playing online.Read more...

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After apple pie and baseball, it’s hard to think of anything more American than giant weapons and fast food. So Steve Calvert, from YouTube’s Green Beetle channel, combined the two, using beer, bacon, and french fries to forge a “‘Murica!” knife that promises to at least make the country’s kitchens great again.Read more...

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On Wednesday, the Department of Justice announced charges against two members of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) and two hackers-for-hire for allegedly breaching Yahoo’s servers. Mary McCord, the acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security, said that prosecutors believe the FSB agents carried…Read more...

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A San Francisco startup plated some fairly familiar dishes at a tasting yesterday, like fried chicken with collared greens and duck l’orange. But these meats didn’t come from gutted bird corpses. They were all lab-grown, and our lab-grown meat experts are bummed we were not invited to taste, too. Not that we would…Read more...

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There’s a gravitational anomaly that permeates our entire universe: The way most galaxies and clusters of galaxies behave implies that there’s around six times more matter than we actually observe. Scientists called the missing stuff that should create the unaccounted-for gravity we measure “dark matter.”Read more...

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From 1945 until 1962, the United States conducted 210 atmospheric nuclear tests—the kind with the big mushroom cloud and all that jazz. Above-ground nuke testing was banned in 1963, but there are thousands of films from those tests that have just been rotting in secret vaults around the country. But starting today you…Read more...

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Two hoodies shrugged off the competition in this week’s Co-Op, but only one can reign supreme, so it’s time for a run-off. Check out the competitors below, then vote for your favorite at the bottom of the post.Read more...

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In the debate over Earth and its changing climate, rhetoric frequently suggests that we are destroying the planet. The truth, though, is that this hunk of floating space rock we call home will live on long after humanity. The real losers of climate change will be us. Read more...

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Exactly one year ago today Ryan Collins—one of the hackers involved in the celebrity iCloud nude photo leaks known as “the Fappening”—was charged with violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Today, more alleged intimate photos of actresses are being circulated online, and this time Emma Watson and Amanda…Read more...

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With production of the Tesla Model 3 supposedly coming soon, the automaker’s ability to successfully bring the sedan to production has been the subject of intense speculation. But after a financial analyst published a disaster account last week of how it has taken eight months to repair his Model S, another question…Read more...

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Halifax-based Maritime Launch Services has confirmed its plans to build a $148-million rocket spaceport near Canso, Nova Scotia. Scheduled for completion in 2020, it’ll be Canada’s first and only site where rockets can be launched into orbit.Read more...

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An Uber passenger in Seattle had either the best or worst trip of her life, depending on how she feels about live re-enactments of action movies. That’s because the Nissan Xterra Uber the 40-year-old woman was riding in hit a car, lost control, and drove right through a gas pump, causing a massive fireball.Read more...

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Ever wonder what it looks like when a four-story-tall excavator faces off against several acres of burning trash and scraps? Well, wonder no more, dear reader.Read more...

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The US Department of Justice announced today the indictment of four people for their alleged roles in the 2014 Yahoo cyberattack that compromised an estimated 500 million accounts. Read more...

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The TRAPPIST-1 system has totally entranced Earthlings since NASA announced its discovery last month. For both astronomers and tinfoil hat believers (*raises hand*), TRAPPIST-1 is a sign of hope for finding alien life, since three of its planets are located in the habitable zone which supports liquid water. With…Read more...

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Security researchers just announced the discovery of major vulnerabilities in WhatsApp and Telegram, two popular messaging apps with end-to-end encryption, when used in an internet browser. In related news, you can use WhatsApp and Telegram in an internet browser.Read more...

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The latest version of Google Chrome (which is available now) will finally do something to prevent background tabs from killing your laptop’s battery.Read more...

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