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Consciousness uploading to a computer network at the time of death. It is a great idea. It will happen. People will be able to live forever, roam the universe, experience the unimaginable. Or perhaps it will all get ruined by corporations, as this video—which can be the plot for a Black Mirror episode—shows.Read more...

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Pebble's smartwatches are some of the best wearables out there , and they're about to get even better. The newest (beta) version of the Pebble app gives Pebbles all the power of Android Wear notifications. This is great news. Read more...

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Ever since Curiosity landed on Mars, it has been in search of methane . It couldn't find any for years, until a new set of experiments unveiled today that detected big spikes in methane on Mars. Scientists have no idea what caused the spikes, but the most intriguing explanation is "life on Mars." Read more...

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It's Christmas time. And no matter your faith, you'll probably agree, it's the most delicious cookie time of the year. Here are cookies that you baked and photographed . And if you're so brave as to bake yourself, many have the recipe, too!Read more...

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Six months ago, NASA finished building a brand new $349 million vacuum test chamber—but it was no occasion for celebration. The rocket it was supposed to test was canceled years ago. This huge structure in Mississippi is now just a massive symbol of pork. Read more...

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A BuzzFeed intern and NYU senior recently claimed to have hacked Delta's paperless boarding pass system by changing just one digit in a URL. "On Delta, you can change the URL of your boarding pass and get someone else's boarding pass," Dani Grant wrote in a Medium post. "Even if they're on a different airline." This seems crazy.Read more...

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In a warning published by Variety, the Sony hackers threatened to carry out an attack on the premiere of The Interview, as well as other showings of the Seth Rogan comedy. Read more...

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The internet has long promised a certain kind of connection between people, one that is now close to being fulfilled: We can reach anyone, at any time, anywhere! But while the web was born in plain text in IRC chat rooms and messageboards, our online conversations were supposed to multimedia, dynamic, and visual by now.Read more...

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We already knew that the Google was bundling in $20 in Google Play credit with the Chromecast for the holidays, but Best Buy is currently adding in an additional $20 in credit on top of that. This means that you're literally paying $30 to get $40 on Google Play, and a Chromecast thrown in for good measure.Read more...

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Move over, Valencia, you smug sepia-tinted ass clown. Instagram is releasing five new filters today—Slumber, Crema, Ludwig, Perpetua, and Aden—its first round of new vintagey camera effects since 2012. Read more...

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11 trillion. 11,000,000,000,000. However, you wrap your brain around it, that number is hard to fathom. But that's how many gallons of water California's three-year drought has sucked from the Earth, according to NASA.Read more...

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The Sony hack just keeps getting shittier for Sony: Ex-employees are suing the company over for failing to secure its computer system and exposing their information. Read more...

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Most of us don't mind playing with a basketball made from synthetic materials because they're just going to get all scuffed up on the court, and they're cheap. That being said, there are always those who prefer the finer things in life, and for them a game of hoops is only enjoyable when played with a ball made from the finest embossed Italian leathers.Read more...

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If you've got an extra tab to spare in your browser and a love of graphics or web design, check out this fun online clock that converts the current time into its corresponding six-character color hex code. The site's background also happens to reflect the current color value, and over the day it will slowly shift across 16,777,216 shades.Read more...

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I've been keen on smartwatches pretty much since day one . I get a lot of emails, texts, and assorted notifications, most of them garbage but some vitally important. Having a glancable screen on my wrist makes life infinitely easier. But smartwatches have come a long way since they showed up a few years ago. Which watches are best at keeping me from pulling out my phone? I decided to find out. Read more...

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A few months ago, The New York Times sent a photographer to South Korea to photograph the world's largest floating object. It took him hundreds of shots to capture the behemoth. Now, its makers are giving us a closer look at building of the ship.Read more...

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When the solar winds blow strong, it plays havoc with electronics here on Earth. We can protect our sensitive electronic infrastructure—power grids, navigation and communication satellites, and such—but only with sufficient warning. And that's where NASA's new DSCOVR satellite comes in.Read more...

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We've already taken a look at some of the features and capabilities of Google Fit , and Apple's own activity-tracking platform is now up and running too. Find out how you can use Apple's brand new app to monitor your daily exercise, improve your overall health, aggregate data from different sources and store your medical information.Read more...

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Microsoft boss Satya Nadella loves cloud computing , and a new, rumored Microsoft service could be putting all that computing power to better use than every. A project codenamed "Arcadia" (yes, another Halo reference) could soon stream games and apps to Windows devices, phones and tablets and computers alike. Read more...

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Wired reports that the FBI used a bunch of cobbled together, freely available exploits to help expose users hidden behind Tor servers back in 2012.Read more...

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Yesterday, the Uncarrier launched supercharged LTE for the New York City area, boosting speeds up to 50 percent with max download rates up to 100 Mbps. Now, in a fireside chat of sorts with Yahoo's David Pogue, T-Mo CEO John Legere announced a rollover plan for your data, called "Data Stash."Read more...

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Not home in time for SNL? Doesn't mean you can't still watch it live. NBC is going to start streaming its broadcast network shows online, live and in real-time, as long as you have a cable subscription. Read more...

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There was no way Samsung was just going to let Apple waltz along with its own mobile payment system without launching a competitor, and it looks like the Korean powerhouse is gearing up to launch a rival in 2015. Samsung is reportedly trying to make a deal with a mobile payment startup called LoopPay, according to Recode. What could go right!Read more...

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Friendly reminder: if you're ordering gifts from Amazon and you want to get them with free shipping by Christmas, you have to order them by Friday, December 19. Make your list, check it twice, etc. Read more...

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There's nothing more satisfying than watching someone take a snowball right square in the jaw. Unless of course, it's a whole crew of folks getting smacked with snow right in the face, like in this seasonal supercut. 'Tis the season!Read more...

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