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Uber changed its privacy policy yesterday , but even that may not cover its back this time. Because its top New York executive, Josh Mohrer, has been using an internal tool called God View to track a journalist without her permission.Read more...

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So, you've installed an app on your phone that gives you a full ten second warning before an earthquake hits. But what are you going to use those vital moments for? Conan thinks he knows.Read more...

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Toronto—North America's fourth-largest city—is asking courts to shut down Uber in the region.Read more...

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Google's new version of Android, Lollipop, is wonderful. And now, one of our very few niggles —that its smart unlocking features didn't also react to location—is fixed.Read more...

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It's not only Buffalo engulfed in a terrifying snow wall. Yesterday was the coldest November morning since 1976: More than 85% of the surface of the contiguous United States reached or fell below freezing. This is much more anomalous than last year's polar vertex: Ten degrees celsius below normal temperatures!Read more...

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Forest fires are a persistent problem for the U.S, and our best line of defence is still all too often just men on the ground with backhoes. But combining a remotely-piloted quadcopter with Kaman's unmanned K-Max helicopter could make for a fearsome alternative to smokejumpers.Read more...

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The world's tallest roller coaster won't even be made until 2017 and this is just a demo video of what the roller coaster is going to feel like but I'm already scared. Skyscraper at Skyplex in Orlando will be the tallest roller coaster in the world at over 500 feet tall and you ride the thing all. the. way. down.Read more...

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Thanks to the increasing price of real estate in almost every growing city, apartments are growing smaller by the year. But thankfully, architects are getting more crafty with every reduction in size. Previously, I'd have written off an 8 square meter apartment as impossibly tiny for anything but my pet hamster — but after seeing this design, I'm not so sure. Read more...

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I love Thanksgiving. Family and food and football and more food and Fall and friends and and even more food. And though all of that makes me smile, nothing captures the essence of holiday better than this tiny hamster: it ate so much tiny Thanksgiving food that you can see the guilt and worry on its face.Read more...

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Tech companies are continuing with the long, hard struggle to rid the planet of credit cards. Today's slightly awkward solution comes courtesy of PayPal and Pebble, who will now let you ditch your wallet, provided you own a Pebble smartwatch, have a PayPal account, and shop at stores that take PayPal. Read more...

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Everybody watches porn but everybody has different tastes. And there is just so much porn to watch. But how can we figure which type of porn is most popular? This chart from Data Looks Dope's Max Einstein reveals the top 500 video tags in porn. You'll see everything from hardcore to Argentina.Read more...

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Google's tweaking its search results again. This time, it's adding a little tag to mobile-optimized results when you search from your smartphone, so that hopefully you won't get stuck on a GeoCities page by accident. Google's also said that it might change page ranking based on whether a site is mobile-optimized or not. [Google]Read more...

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Freedom has died, quite literally. Read more...

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Chelsea Peretti's new stand-up special on Netflix is amazing. Seriously, why are you reading this and not watching it right now? I honestly don't care if you've seen it before. Stop reading and go watch it. Again.Read more...

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In case you haven't already switched to a new method of getting around town , this might help to cement your decision. Uber has published an update to its privacy policy and it includes a loophole so wide you can drive an entitled black SUV through it.Read more...

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While you were worrying about Philae's landing, the spacecraft Rosetta has been patiently circling the comet, doing its own science. And it's just dropped some intriguing results into the big debate over how Earth got its water. Read more...

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I recently paid a visit to my sweet friend Helen Jane and was excited to find this book at her house.Read more...

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Netflix is coming to Australia and New Zealand this March. And the company announced its expansion with a rather strange tweet.Read more...

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Pusha T is coming out of the gate with a little Apple Watch hate. Here, right in the first few bars of the new Kanye West-produced "Lunch Money," he delivers a punchline at the expense of the Apple Watch: Read more...

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Last night, I experienced a moment of pure wonder. It felt like it was meant for me. Sick in bed, still coughing and sneezing at 3AM, I absentmindedly checked my smartphone. To my astonishment, a tiny blue spark appeared on my screen. Read more...

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Last year, neuroscientists unveiled a remarkable new technique called CLARITY that makes whole mouse brains invisible . And now, they're proving it's not just a cool trick. A striking new video shows the complex circuits that light up when mice experience fear or cocaine addiction.Read more...

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A wall of snow has swallowed Buffalo, New York, this morning. NOAA meteorologists say it's a heavy snow lake effect. Check out the videos, plus the aerial photos (like the above posted by WBEN NewsRadio's Facebook) and satellite images. Good luck everyone.Read more...

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U2 was going to perform in Jimmy Fallon for the entire week. But, as Fallon explains in this video, Bono broke an arm this weekend and they had to cancel. Amazingly enough, he and the Roots filled in and performed Desire—one of U2 best songs, from the 1988 Rattle and Hum—as well as the old U2 itself. Impressive.Read more...

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Back in 1910 the highest paid singer in the world was blazing trails into the future. Italian opera singer Enrico Caruso reportedly pulled in a quarter of his $200,000 income (about $4.8 million adjusted for inflation) from singing to an audience of nobody. Which is to say, he was singing for recordings that would be listened to later.Read more...

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If you walk into a Walmart, Best Buy, or any major TV retailer, all of the TVs are showing identical videos, but their colors will be noticeably (to obnoxiously) different on every TV on the wall—even in Best Buy's high-end Magnolia showrooms. Why is that? Read more...

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