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Look, we all know that Master combo locks, which go for $4 a pop, are not paragons of security. But damn, this looks easy. In a new video, hacker Samy Kamkar demonstrates a dead simple trick that he claims can break into most Master combo locks in just a few tries. Read more...

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Want to try out a Sonicare toothbrush without breaking the bank on one of your favorite high end models ? You can grab a 2 Series or 3 Series kit for as little as $30 today on Amazon. Click here to see the full list of eligible models, and note that an additional $10 will be taken off in your cart. [Extra $10 off Sonicare 2 Series and 3 Series Toothbrushes]Read more...

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Dr. Oz is in hot water over his promotion of garbage weight loss cures and anti-GMO fearmongering. His defense? The doctor claims his widely popular TV program “isn’t a medical show .” Which, if you ignore the fact that he often wears scrubs and has the word doctor right there in his show’s title, might have some truth to it.Read more...

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In response to rioting and violent protests in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray, the National Guard was deployed for riot control in Maryland for the first time since the 1960s race riots. Some 500 troops patrol the city, clad in body armor, with automatic rifles strapped across their chests. Read more...

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You’ve heard that Microsoft is trying to build the holodeck, yes? With a visor called Hololens you wear on your head? It turns out Hololens is a full Windows 10 computer, and using it looks totally awesome.Read more...

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Holy crap. Once this drone decides to go, it just guns it like a warp speed rocket ship into the air. It’s so fast that I can’t believe it’s real. But Quadmovr has been showing iterations of its super fast drone for months now and everything else in the video seems to be moving at a normal speed so my God, this is awesome.Read more...

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Los Angeles is no stranger to failed infrastructural schemes and vanished landscapes. But did you know that a nine-mile bike highway once traveled part of the way from LA to the nearby city of Pasadena? It’s one of 19 map-annotated essays about the city featured in the new book LAtitudes: An Angeleno’s Atlas.Read more...

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One of the most exciting additions to Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 10 operating system is the IE browser killer, Project Spartan. We’ve been excited for months and months, but Spartan was never even meant to be the new browser’s final name, but today Microsoft revealed the official moniker of its next-gen window to the internet—Microsoft Edge.Read more...

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Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called for body cameras for all police in a speech about law enforcement reform at Columbia University earlier this morning. Read more...

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How do you keep a table full of hungry kids distracted while dinner still has a few minutes to go in the oven? Easy, you ask Danish designer Benjamin Nordsmark to build you one of his wonderfully complex Labyrinth tables featuring six tiny figures trapped inside that can be steered through the maze using magnetic paddles underneath it.Read more...

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When you buy a bottle of water at Starbucks, five cents goes towards “improving the lives of people who lack vital resources,” according to the in-house brand named Ethos Water. That may be true, but there’s a catch: The water’s bottled in a part of California where people’s wells are running dry.Read more...

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Microsoft’s developer conference, Build, started early this morning in San Francisco. You know it’s for developers because they’re showing off API code on stage — and you can tune in right now, via livestream. Find out what’s next for Windows!Read more...

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Jerome Robinson only got to live in the home of his dreams for five years before he was told to leave.Read more...

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Completely deleting something from the internet is like corralling drunk, feral geese after setting them loose: Damn near impossible. But there are ways to conceal the web content you don’t want anyone to lay eyes on. You can hide all sorts of webpages with what’s essentially a “Keep Out” sign for search engines: a special file called robots.txt. Read more...

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To ensure a locomotive pulling a heavy load has enough grip when a winter’s blast covers the tracks in ice and snow, engineers at GE’s transportation division have spent the last five years perfecting what can be described as a supersonic hair dryer that blasts tracks clean just inches in front of a train’s front wheels.Read more...

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Flying’s great—you can be whisked across time zones in a matter of hours—but it’s not so great for your wallet, or the atmosphere. But NASA’s new wing design that adjusts its flaps mid-flight could be the fix.Read more...

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If real life imitates art, we’re doomed. This teaser video for the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 video game paints a very plausible vision of the future, so much so that watching it totally feels like channel surfing while fast forwarding through time. We’re going to build awesome stuff, which is great, and then ruin ourselves with said awesome stuff, which is not so great.Read more...

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The largest libraries do more than just store books and newspapers on their shelves. When a library collection contains millions of documents, it needs complex and highly sophisticated logistical systems in order to serve its readers’ requests. It needs library robots.Read more...

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Here’s a Chrome extension you should go install right now: The new Password Alert extension helps secure your Google account by letting you know when you’ve unwittingly given your credentials away to a website that’s not Google. GO INSTALL IT.Read more...

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Got rid of a carefully crafted Spotify playlist that you later wish you hadn’t? Fear not, because Spotify keeps a list of the playlists you’ve deleted, and you can bring them back in seconds—here’s how to do it.Read more...

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LG’s got a brand new phone going up against top Android smartphone contenders from HTC and Samsung—and we got our hands on one. We’ve already said how the G4 seems like a well-crafted upgrade to the G series , but if you’ve got a few more Qs, we’re here for you.Read more...

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Gawker “Just Call Them Niggers,” Exasperated CNN Guest Tells Erin Burnett | io9 The Reason Batman Has The Greatest Villains Is Their Lack Of Superpowers | Jalopnik Why The 2015 Subaru Outback Is The Lamest Car You’ll Ever Love | Kotaku After TV Anime Shamed Online, Bad Parts Get Fixed |Read more...

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Pumping gas never looked so good. Here’s an awesome photo from Lockheed Martin showing four F-35s sipping fuel from a KC-130j tanker plane. It captures the entire view, from below and to the side to up front and up close. Seeing fighter jets refuel in the air will probably never get old to me, especially when it looks like this.Read more...

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Games and interactive movies are fun, but modern virtual reality systems like the Oculus Rift also have the ability to let people travel and experience the world without ever leaving their couch. And the DORA telepresence robot, which can perfectly match the movements of someone wearing a headset, will help make that VR experience even more immersive.Read more...

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Ouya hits some financial trouble, Tesla teases its upcoming announcement, and Google is trying to kill the space bar. Bitstream is the tech news and rumors you might have missed in the last 24 hours.Read more...

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