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Starting this week, to check Facebook messages on your phone, you'll need to download Messenger , the company's standalone chat app. This is part of a bigger Facebook strategy to create many standalone mobile apps. That might make sense for Facebook, but it sucks for you. Read more...

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Remember that flame burst recorded by an astronaut aboard the ISS ? Well, it wasn't just for the fireworks. In fact, that great ball of fire led to the discovery of a previously unknown type of cool-burning flame that isn't even visible to the naked eye. Read more...

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If humanity hopes to realize its dreams of exploring the stars, we're going to need to find ways to recreate life on Earth aboard a spaceship. Simply stockpiling enough vital supplies isn't going to cut it, which is what led Julian Melchiorri, a student at the Royal College of Art, to create an artificial biological leaf that produces oxygen just like the ones on our home planet do.Read more...

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Stories of how technology is bad for our health are par for the course, but smartphones—and the apps on them—can be used to make significantly positive changes as well. One of the areas where you'll find a cornucopia of brilliant apps is in the field of sleep. Here's a small selection of apps that might help you actually get some.Read more...

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Deadspin Suns Forward P.J. Tucker Arrested, Charged With "Super Extreme DUI" | Jalopnik Mustang-Loving Kid Pulled Over For Speeding Has Worst Day Ever | Jezebel 'You Were a Shirtless Ninja' and Other Comic-Con Missed Connections | Lifehacker The Generic Foods and Ingredients Professional Chefs Choose to Buy Read more...

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The team behind the slick service that lets you stream torrents like they're Netflix movies keeps churning out updates. Popcorn Time recently got Chromecast support . Now it's coming to an Apple TV near you, thanks to AirPlay support.Read more...

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The Bike Design Project is a huge effort to push urban cycling into the future: Five teams across five cities designed what they believe to be the best urban bike for their respective home towns. So what does a bike designed specifically for San Francisco, Seattle, New York, and other major American cities look like? Cool as hell, for starters. Read more...

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Over on imgur a user with the alias 'hababird' has posted a gallery of images showing the step-by-step process she went through to create a gigantic eight-foot wide wooden Spirograph set that uses chunky pieces of chalk to create intricate artwork on streets and sidewalks.Read more...

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Over the next few days, if you go to send a message through Facebook's smartphone app, you'll see the alert shown above. Starting this week, Facebook is fully unbundling its messaging service, as part of its move to become a network of related apps.Read more...

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A team of security researchers has discovered a security flaw in Google's mobile OS which affects handsets running versions up to and including 4.4—leaving a potential 82 percent of Android users at risk.Read more...

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Nvidia's Shield tablet was made for playing games. That's what it's best at. But it's also much more. In fact, it should probably be your next Android tablet no matter how much button-mashing you do.Read more...

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There is a fair chance that if you're reading this post, your fridge—the most-used and largest appliance in your house—is screwing you. The refrigerator is as potent a symbol of American consumerist culture as you're likely to find, which is to say, it only makes sense if you don't really look at it very hard. It is, for many people, a waste of space, a waste of money, a drain on the environment, and an enabler of obesity. Read more...

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The Verge reports that Microsoft's got two new phones set to launch imminently. The first is a so-called "selfie phone," the second is a premium Lumia. The first makes us want to give up all hope, the second has definite potential.Read more...

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The Eurofighter Typhoon and F-35 Lightning II are two of the most advanced warplanes ever designed and come replete with bleeding-edge, motion-tracking, x-ray-vision-enabled helmets. But why should Air Force pilots have all the fun? Read more...

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The Opportunity rover landed on Mars way back in 2004. Now, NASA reports that it's clocked up 25.01 miles of driving on the Red Planet—setting a record for the longest distance a vehicle has driven outside Earth.Read more...

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Are we asking the right questions about smart drugs? Marek Kohn looks at what they can do for us – and what they can't.Read more...

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Windows Phone fans may well be in for a treat. WP Central claims that a Windows-powered version of the wonderful 2014 HTC One is headed for Verizon this August.Read more...

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LG's TVs certainly don't come cheap these days , but its new 105-inch ultrawidescreen, Ultra HD TV perhaps pushes the limits to the extreme: it costs an eye-watering $120,000.Read more...

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Apple has just updated its MacBook Pro with Retina display range. The revamp sees the high-end laptops gain faster chips, more memory and, in the case of the 15-inch model, a price cut, too.Read more...

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Israel currently tries to protect itself from a barrage of rocket attacks using its "Iron Dome" missile shield—but Krebs on Security reveals that hackers have stolen sensitive documents from the three Israeli defense contractors responsible for building it.Read more...

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The Raspberry Pi has proved a massive success with developers and students alike—and now Microsoft has decided to get in on the act with an Atom-powered Windows board. But it fails to compete on one of the most important features: price.Read more...

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37-year-old Spanish physicist and electronic engineer-cum-chef and ice cream master Manuel Linares has invented an ice cream that changes color. The formula is a patent-pending secret but he claims it's "entirely made with natural ingredients." He calls it Xamaleón.Read more...

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This amazing goal is why Swedish soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimović is one of the very best in the world. Watch as he flies through the air, kicking the ball like he's some kind of kung-fu master and changes its direction with a twist of his foot. The goalie is so surprised by his move that he can just watch in disbelief. Read more...

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Ice cream sandwiches may be delicious because they combine two wonderful desserts in one perfect treat. However! They might not even be real food because when you leave them outside, they don't melt. Uhm, that's not good right? Everything melts! Especially ice cream. Apparently not magicwiches, which must be so cold that they cool down the sun.Read more...

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I don't know why this happened (or if the truck somehow stumbled upon some secret Mario Kart item that lets it shoot out fiery smoke rings like a red shell) but it's such a cool effect. The smoke that blows out of the truck's engine forms perfect o rings and then bursts into flames.Read more...

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