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When you’re on the road, your phone can be the perfect companion—as long as you’ve got it set up right. Here we’ll explain everything you need to know about the hardware and the apps you can install to get a sweet and safe in-car system up and running, powered by your phone.Read more...

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The official Japanese site for the smaller-sized New Nintendo 3DS clearly states that production of the handheld is over.Read more...

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Back in April, the family of Pakistan’s scandal-plagued prime minister landed in the crosshairs of an investigation relating to the leaked Panama Papers. This week, the team handling the investigation concluded that documents signed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family were fraudulent due to the fact that they were…Read more...

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The Root Wait, Did Floyd Mayweather Jr. Just Get Out-Mayweathered by Conor McGregor? | The Concourse Twitter Guy Wants You To Think He Was This Close To Bringing Down The Trump Regime | Jezebel Irene McGee Tells the True Story of The Real World: Seattle’s ‘Slap Heard ‘Round the World’ | Fusion Leak Us Jeff Sessions’…Read more...

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In his new, obsessively documented mission to gather (and probably, in some way, monetize) the authenticity of Common People, Facebook’s putty-faced CEO is doing exactly what common people do: showing up to places uninvited, unannounced, and demanding absolute secrecy from strangers.Read more...

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For years, private space company Moon Express has touted its grand ambitions of one day mining the moon for delicious resources that do not include cheese. After years of secrecy, today, the company stepped out of the shadows talk about just how it plans to achieve its lofty goals—apparently, it’s aiming to set up a…Read more...

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Yesterday, Donald Trump Jr., in an attempt to undercut a New York Times story that was minutes away from being published, tweeted out images of an email thread in which he agreed to meet with a “Russian government lawyer” who promised to give him damaging information about Hillary Clinton. The emails were sent in June…Read more...

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By many accounts, LeEco was set to be the next major player in the US tech market. But its bank accounts indicate that this won’t be the case. Everything is going south for the Chinese startup and in the latest blow, Vizio is suing the company for $60 million. Vizio claims that LeEco executives misrepresented its…Read more...

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What’s a strand of DNA but data? We often think of its units, the As, Cs, Ts, and Gs, as letters of the words in an instruction manual. But what if, instead, we think of them as biological computer bits, storing the smallest unit of information? What stops scientists from harnessing the power of those units, using the…Read more...

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Imagine the worst case scenario. Dubious filmmakers use artificially intelligent computers to feed raw audio into a simulated version of Barack Obama. The audio is actually Obama’s voice, and the face really is his face. But the lip movements? Totally fake. The filmmakers publish the video on the internet, and it’s…Read more...

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Praise Cthulhu! NASA’s Juno spacecraft has just delivered the most incredible images of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot—and that’s a really high bar to clear. The spacecraft has spent the last year beaming back some of the most mind-blowing images of the gas giant. But today’s batch marks a historic moment for the orbiter,…Read more...

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We all know we’re supposed to ignore our smartphones while driving. Yet somehow it’s OK to take our eyes off the road to glance at some kind of GPS unit? Navdy is one of the first GPS devices that claims to be safer for drivers by putting the map and other info front and center so your eyes stay on the road—it’s also…Read more...

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Like Jackson Pollock, Piet Mondrian, and other abstract artists before her, Crystal Ma creates colorful masterpieces that are as much about the creative process as they are about the finished product. As you watch Ma pour rainbow after flowing rainbow onto a canvas, it becomes hard to care what the final result even…Read more...

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A professor of cryptology has auctioned off a rare and fully-functional Enigma machine used by the Nazis to encrypt messages during the Second World War. Incredibly, the collector found the machine at a flea market in Bucharest—which suggests Romania may house other machines still waiting to be discovered.Read more...

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Most people have heard that the American penny costs more to manufacture than it’s worth, but Canada really has us beat. In 2007, the country unveiled an enormous, 220-pound gold coin with a face value of 1 million Canadian dollars and a metal value of around 5 million of the same (or about $3.8 million American).…Read more...

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Game of Thrones is an incredibly dense show, filled with hundreds of characters, families, legends, and everything else under the realm’s sun. With all the information fans have had to absorb over the years, it’s easy for some things to fall on the wayside. That includes the show’s plethora of religions.Read more...

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Most birds get all the lift they need to fly with the downward stroke of their wings—meaning there’s no upward force being produced as they raise them back up. Hummingbirds, on the other hand, produce lift with both their upward and downward wing strokes, creating air vortices that the tiny birds use to fly with…Read more...

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The Root Black Teenager ‘Mistaken’ for Larger, Bald Black Man Says that Calif. Police Drew Gun at Her, Punched Her in the Mouth | Jezebel It Was a Marble Table, Not Cocaine | Deadspin Calvin Johnson Says He Retired Because The Lions Weren’t Going Anywhere | Fusion America’s Worst Congressman Has a Disgusting Plan to…Read more...

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The Greenland ice sheet is vast, majestic, pristine....and peppered with bacteria that seem equipped to survive in industrial waste, according to a new study. Which really makes you question the whole the pristine bit, now, doesn’t it?Read more...

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Donald Trump is having a complicated week. His son released a bunch of emails that appear to show collusion with the Russian government. He got sued by a bunch of people he blocked on Twitter. Even the Drudge Report turned on him. How’s the president handling all this? Definitely not by watching a bunch of TV. Read more...

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Golf balls, some buildings, and even a few works of religious art imitate viruses. Not in a bad way, but in their beauty.Read more...

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The Transformers spinoff finds its star, a banner contains the first look of the Wasp in Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Westworld adds a character who is visiting the park at the worst possible time. Spoilers ahead!Read more...

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With the meteoric rise in popularity of Ethereum, cryptocurrencies and blockchains are back in the news again. Graphics card prices have soared with the promise that those who have the computers and know-how to do some serious mining can take home huge sums in a Bitcoin-like gold rush to snatch up as much virtual…Read more...

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As expected, an iceberg half the size of Jamaica has finally cut itself loose from Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf. Dubbed A68, the 2,240 square mile (5,800 square km) chunk of ice one of the biggest ever recorded—but what happens now, both to the iceberg and the ice shelf, is anyone’s guess. Read more...

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What is love, if not braving the tempest of existence by someone’s side? Recently, astronomers at the University of Hawaii found a couple of “planetary mass objects” doing just this—waltzing through the final frontier, locked in each other’s embrace. Oddly enough, the star-crossed lovers don’t actually orbit a star at…Read more...

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