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Hundreds of millions of people use Gmail but only a small subset of them dig deeper into the advanced features that are available in their inbox, such as filters. Setting up new rules for incoming can seem like an onerous task that doesn't justify the effort put in, but here are seven filters that are easy to create and which can make a big difference to your email flow.Read more...

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Shuttle launches are audacious displays of smoke, steam, and a gigantic man-made vessel being thrust into space. Documenting in-the-moment details can be tricky—the press site for photographers is three miles from the pad itself. That just wasn't close enough for Dan Winters.Read more...

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Bloomberg Businessweek's new cover is the best Ballmer Photoshop of all time.Read more...

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True art can come from unexpected places. Like the State of California Department of Transportation, whose Project #0712000035 was shaping up to look just like Project #0712000034—until an enterprising young staffer decided to give it a little flair. Read more...

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Deadspin What The Royals' Pennant Win Sounded Like From The Parking Lot | io9 Fox News' Shepard Smith Says Not To Panic About Ebola. He's Right. | Jezebel Judge Forces Lawyer to Bring Her Baby to Court, Calls Her a Bad Parent | Lifehacker The Features That Matter on Your Next Router (and the Ones That Don't) Read more...

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It takes a special kind of masochist to carry around the behemoth that is a large format camera. One such person is Joseph Allen Freeman, a photographer working in the 8 x 10 format. In the short film Through the Ground Glass, by Nick Bolton and Taylor Hawkins, we hear Freeman ruminate about the trials and romanticism of the age-old process. Read more...

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Hot on the heels of HBO announcing a standalone streaming option , CBS just debuted its own subscription streaming service... and it is possibly the worst streaming TV deal out there. Read more...

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It wasn't just the recipes that were faddish. The 1960s were halcyon times for restaurant experiences that hold almost no appeal today, from the dine-o-mat to the drive-in diner. But one curious product of this era had true staying power: the revolving restaurant.Read more...

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This is a view of the Amazon Rainforest captured by the High Altitude and Long Range Research Aircraft—or HALO. The flight, which saw temperatures range from 35 °C to -65 °C, captured data about how clouds above the forest are changing with climate, pollution and deforestation. [Institute of Atmospheric Physics] Read more...

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A match being struck is pretty hum-drum event. But what if you could capture the scene using a technique which can visualize the changing air flows around the process? This amazing video is what.Read more...

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Microsoft has begun rolling out a new update for the Xbox One, plonking several new handy features on the hulking great box in your living room. The new content is aimed at allowing owners easier use of the Snap multitasking function, access to their social circles and making their Xbox account more secure.Read more...

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These gloriously rich maps, dripping in trippy neon color, are more insightful than they may first appear—because their hue actually reveal similarities in the way city streets are oriented.Read more...

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Have you ever eagerly downloaded an e-book only to find that it's a hideously formatted mess that irritates you at every page turn? Of course you have (especially if you favor free or cheap e-books). This video explains why those insults to typesetting occur.Read more...

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This is far funnier than it really ought to be. [Joy of Tech]Read more...

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There's a growing trend of social media being used in the aftermath of natural disasters for information sharing—but Facebook is now working to formalize it. It's launched a service which allows people to register themselves as safe when large-scale disasters occur.Read more...

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Afghanistan veteran Sam Arnold uploaded this spine-chilling video of a US Marine getting a direct headshot from a Taliban sniper—only to be saved by his kevlar helmet. It's incredible to watch, especially the face of relief and disbelief of the impact victim. That was a really close call.Read more...

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I'm a big fan of John Berkey's classic space art so it made me happy to see a reputed concept artist and visual effects supervisor like Steven Messing made these stunning scenes inspired by Berkey's work.Read more...

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It's always fun to see the single invention that the James Dyson Foundation picks as its best design idea of the year—but it's even more fun to see the final list of possibilities, which Dyson released tonight before the November 6 announcement of a winner.Read more...

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Bag Man, a short directed by Jonathan & Josh Baker, is a slow burn. You follow a silent boy who looks like he's running away from home and then looks like he's just playing with a BB gun and then looks like he's a hero who saves a man from being killed by a gang. Read more...

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Well, I know where my nightmare exists in real life: Cape Lookout National Seashore off the coast of North Carolina. Hundreds of sharks were seen right on the beach, swimming in and out of the waves and flapping and attacking around and hunting a school of blue fish. It's a terrifying sight to see.Read more...

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We first heard about will.i.am's foray into the world of smartwatch-esque wearables back in April, but we had… questions. What was that mysterious cuff on his wrist? And could it really do all the things he promised? Today he unveiled the Puls. Welcome to fashionology, people.Read more...

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Fight Club is a work of fiction by Chuck Palahniuk, a famous author who once described his life as "very blue-collar." Fight Club is also a (fantastic) movie, directed by David Fincher, that hit theaters exactly 15 years ago today. Watch it again tonight, but with an extra little piece of knowledge: Fight Club is not a true story, but it is based on real people.Read more...

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Red pill or blue pill. This TL;DW 2.5 minute summary of The Matrix Trilogy hilariously compares those opposing views on how to interpret The Matrix and nails the important parts of The Matrix 2 and 3: the Oracle does things, the KFC guy shows up with TVs and there is a crazy DragonBall Z fight scene.Read more...

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In 2014 we live pretty comfortable lives, free of rampant disease and inconvenience that plagued our not-too-distant ancestors. The people who helped us get to this point are not necessarily rich or famous but they're no less important for it. PBS celebrates these folks in its new series, How We Got To Now, hosted by author Steven Johnson. Read more...

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Yes, we've known for a while that Christian Bale might be the next actor to portray Steve Jobs, but Variety now seems mighty sure: the publication is reporting that our favorite Batman will indeed play our favorite technology pitchman in Sony's new movie. Read more...

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