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If you go to Chicago, don't forget to pass by Waffles Café to try this new gem of culinary frankensteining: The Wonut—a cross between a waffle and a donut that, according to some people, "it is indeed pretty good. Not exactly what expected from the taste, but by far some of the best waffling I've ever had."Read more...

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Cheap, reliable, and strong, the rubber band is one of the world's most ubiquitous products. It holds papers together, prevents long hair from falling in a face, acts as a reminder around a wrist, is a playful weapon in a pinch, and provides a way to easily castrating baby male livestock… While rubber itself has been around for centuries, rubber bands were only officially patented less than two centuries ago. Here now is a brief history of the humble, yet incredibly useful, rubber band.Read more...

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There's a new Charlie Hebdo app available for iOS, Android and Windows devices which means you can read the French satirical magazine—in high demand since recent events—wherever you are.Read more...

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North Korea and South Korea are very different places. But seeing their respective capital cities, Seoul and Pyongyang, next to each other at night makes that difference more stark than ever.Read more...

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Last week, NASA and NOAA announced that 2014 was the hottest year in Earth's recorded history . This animation by Bloomberg brings that finding into sharp focus.Read more...

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NASA's Dawn spacecraft is currently heading towards the largest celestial body in the Asteroid Belt , known as Ceres. Due to arrive in March , it's already close enough to image the rocky dwarf planet rotating on its axis.Read more...

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A haze has periodically wafted over South-east Asia for 20 years. But despite rising public health concern, the problem remains as opaque as the smoke itself, Mike Ives reports. Read more...

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New documents leaked by Edward Snowden to The Guardian reveal that the British spy center GCHQ collected email messages from major news outlets around the world, including the BBC, Le Monde, New York Times and the Washington Post.Read more...

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Marriott has told Bloomberg that it's trialling streaming services like Hulu, Netflix and Pandora in the rooms of eight of its hotels—though it's not clear how much it will will cost or when it will roll out more widely.Read more...

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Most resume designs — two pages of 12-point blah — don't exactly scream HIRE ME, especially if you're in the design business. That's why Norwegian designer Vidar Olufsen put all his details in a folder styled like a top-secret document dossier. Everyone wants to know about the hidden stuff. Read more...

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Back before the days of selfie-sticks, or selfies or even the concept of front-facing cameras, humanity had plastic disposable cameras. You'd shoot your 20 photos, take it to the drugstore, rewind the film — yes, film — and walk out with 20 blurry holiday snaps of your own. WhiteAlbum is an app that's trying to bring that experience back, but without having to pay a visit to Walgreens. Read more...

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When one country annexes another, there's some things you expect to happen, like airstrikes or strongly-worded letters to the UN. One consequence you probably wouldn't have predicted is that you'll no longer be able to spend $0.99 on certain apps. Read more...

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The OnePlus One is very nearly the perfect smartphone, apart from how you buy it. Although it's been out in the wild for almost a year, you still can't just buy one — normally, you need an invite. But for a couple hours tomorrow evening, you won't. Read more...

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I like to listen to this at many different times in my life because it makes me feel fly. Next time you're in an airport, try popping "Lifestyle" in your headphones and pop on your sunglasses as you walk to the baggage claim. Everyone around you is going to feel a lot less cool by comparison. [Spotify, iTunes, Amazon]Read more...

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It looks like Google is going to throw a ten-figure sum into Elon Musk's space internet dream. Both The Information and The Wall Street Journal report that the search giant is finalizing a $1 billion investment in SpaceX's recently revealed effort to offer global internet service through small satellites. It's a crazy idea that just might work.Read more...

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Somebody hacked the Lizard Squad's super stupid DDoS-for-hire service last week, and guess what? The Lizard Squad sucks at cybersecurity. Not only did the hackers leave their so-called LizardStresser service vulnerable, the money-hungry kids left all their customers' data in plain text and $11,000 in bitcoin on the table.Read more...

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Have you seen that "behind the scenes at National Geographic" photo where those guys are running from a bear? It's pretty amusing. But it's a fake . Super duper, 100 percent fake. So where did it come from?Read more...

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If you needed a good reason to hold onto your collection of classic tomes instead of replacing them all with a Kindle, here it is. The folks at Peleg Design have created what has to be one of the most adorable bookmarks ever with this tiny reading lamp that casts its soft beam onto whatever page you were last reading. Trying use this on your fancy e-reader.Read more...

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There's tiny revolution afoot in medicine, where micro- and nano-sized robots will someday cruise around inside our bodies, zeroing in on cancerous cells or repairing damaged but otherwise healthy ones. But before those ideas all become reality, those bots need a power source inside our bodies. That power source could be stomach acid. Read more...

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There are so many apps! Some are useful. Most are not. Only a select few, however, manage to summarize a fundamental paucity of creativity with just their name. Twindr is one of those rare and magnificently solipsistic birds. Read more...

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Late last year, Dell announced the most interesting Android tablet in years . It has great guts in a thin body with striking design, topped off with one horrible name. But it's so much more than just a pretty face and a hot body.Read more...

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Lego sets for the new Avengers: Age of Ultron movie have leaked over on the Argos website. If you'd like a further look at the sets, expand the above image. There are a few plot spoilers in the descriptions for 5 of the 6 new sets after the jump so, keep that in mind going forward, you have been warned.Read more...

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The lonely souls who curl up every night with their Fleshlight masturbator now have a new accessory to lust over. It'll warm things right up between the sheets.Read more...

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T-Mobile and its "Uncarrier" strategy are great. Selling people reasonable phone plans without locking them into ridiculous contracts is fantastic and consumer friendly. Unfortunately, good ideas don't always make good business sense. The head of T-Mobile's parent company said as much in a recent interview; T-Mobile literally can't afford to keep this "Uncarrier" bit up. Read more...

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England's version of Big Foot or just the logical result of new laws that forced exotic pet owners to free their animals in the 1970s? One thing's for sure: reported sightings of big cats are on the rise in the UK, while new studies seek to prove their existence. Read more...

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