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Is there anything that Google DeepMind can’t do? It can defeat Go champions, potentially help those fighting blindness, and now it’s helping Google itself to become more environmentally friendly.Read more...

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France isn’t into Microsoft collecting user data without its consent. The CNIL, France’s National Commission on Informatics and Liberty, issued a formal notice telling the company it has three months to cut it out. If Microsoft fails to comply, the CNIL will issue a sanction against the company.Read more...

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Am I going to watch that new Bourne movie? I don’t know, probably not. Are you? You probably don’t need to, because the coolest part of the movie isn’t actually in the movie—it’s this behind the scenes footage showing the filming of a car chase. The B-roll footage shows how the arm of the chase car camera swings around and swivels on a dime, tailing the car perfectly so it can get all the right angles.Read more...

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Oops. Looks like Apple is facing another class action lawsuit. Read more...

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Elon Musk has released his second master plan for his electric car company Tesla, and he has some pretty ambitious goals.Read more...

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Every year around the Fourth of July the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission puts on a graphic demonstration of why you should be really careful when setting off fireworks. The video of the demo arrived a little late this year, but if you’re a fan of horror movies, it was still totally worth the wait.Read more...

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Learning how to efficiently type on a QWERTY keyboard is tough enough for many of us, but one Reddit user decided to make the process even more complicated thanks to a three-button binary keyboard. Read more...

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If it looks like a roof and it’s sloped downward like a roof, it should act like a damn roof and have stuff freaking slide off it, right? Not when it comes to Kokichi Sugihara’s “Impossible Rooftop.” Even if you place a ball on top of this model house’s roof, it won’t roll off. Instead, the ball will break physics, bend gravity, and probably even time travel a little as it dances all around the roof’s edges—until it finally settles on top of the roof’s ridge.Read more...

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The site is offline as well. (Image: Screenshot) If you, like so many, used KickassTorrents (KAT) as one of your primary sources for downloading movies, music, and more, you’re out of luck, as the alleged owner of the site was arrested on Wednesday.Read more...

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Sean MacCormac is just like you and me. He puts his (probably very expensive custom sportswear) pants on one leg at a time, then straps a snowboard to his feet, cinches a parachute to his back, and leaps headlong out of a plane and directly into a thunderstorm above Florida. Read more...

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Check out this a microburst near Phoenix, AZ, sas hot from Phoenix Sky Harbor international airport. According to Bryan Snider, the photographer who captured this terrorstorm sweeping across the rapidly-darkening Arizona sky, there was flash flooding in the area. Oh yeah, and lightning, high winds, and hail. Read more...

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It’s basically every water slider’s worst nightmare. You don’t want to fall off. But you couldn’t fall off, right? The people who design waterslides wouldn’t let that happen. Right? Well, one guy from Dallas learned the hard way that you can’t trust anybody these days. Especially waterslide designers.Read more...

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You ever notice how rectangular Egypt is? Me neither—until I discovered some very unscientific research from Australian statistician David Barry. In a recent blog post, Barry compared the rectangularness of all countries in the world and found that it doesn’t get any better than Egypt.Read more...

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Don’t bother asking where or how you can buy one, because this is clearly a one-off creation for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, which gets underway today. But Mattel and Hot Wheels have gone and created a full-size, drivable version of the X-Wing car that will be available as part of a limited edition set during the show.Read more...

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A spacecraft parked in orbit at a distance of one million miles has captured the mother of all timelapse videos—an entire year on Earth. Enjoy.Read more...

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“Do you want to see Gough Whitlam’s FBI file?” I said, walking into the other room where my wife was reading.Read more...

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This week, Republicans descended on Cleveland, and so did tons of strippers. I am one of them. It’s well known that Republicans make it rain, and girls like me make the quadrennial pilgrimage to the Republican National Convention anticipating a big haul. As the city’s police shored up jail cells and fenced in containment zones, and the local judges put all hands on deck for 10-hour shifts, the strip clubs, too, extended their operating hours and liquor service, to ready themselves for the RNC. This week, I’ll be bringing you news from the poles—Cleveland’s last refuge from actual news—and meeting members of the porn-fearing party who stuff taxpayer dollars into g-strings while the world burns down.Read more...

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It was nice to see the untold past of Ahsoka Tano , or the return of Thrawn to Star Wars canon at Celebration Europe this past weekend, but one new hero in particular stole the show for many: the funky looking ‘Space Monkey’ in the Rogue One sizzle reel . Well, in the true Star Wars tradition, we now know everything there is to know about him.Read more...

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A new visualization of US Census Bureau data reveals—in soothingly colorful bars and interactive key metrics—that married people are the weird ones. And you’d be surprised how many Americans get married at 15.Read more...

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It’s an unfortunate irony that the device we now rely on so heavily is also so incredibly fragile. Your smartphone’s big, beautiful touchscreen is an accident waiting to happen, but Corning continues its magnanimous to improve the survival rate of your hardware, and its latest creation, Gorilla Glass 5, should help your phone survive even nastier tumbles.Read more...

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While Republicans and Democrats see eye to eye on very little, apparently there is one thing they both can agree on: Supernatural is a damn fine TV series. A new study reveals that the absurdly long-running show is in the three most loved TV programs of both parties, which is pretty much blowing my mind.Read more...

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What movie scene scared you the most when you first watched it? Was it something embarrassing? Or is it something you’re still scared of, and if you see anything resembling it in real life, you completely freak out? Read more...

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On Christmas morning in 1989, I opened a big present, bigger than me. It was the Nintendo Entertainment System, complete with PowerPad and Zapper. Nearly three decades later, I unboxed a futuristic block of aluminum: an NES clone called the Analogue Nt. And I felt that childhood glee all over again.Read more...

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The first time I played Pokemon Go, I was terrified. Charmander appeared on my neighbor’s garage door, and as I approached, I could hear sounds coming from inside. Music. People chatting and laughing, socializing. Signs of life. Read more...

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