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Time to warm over that 10-year-old dancing Nebraska newscaster clip with some spicy new mashups, pretend pumpkins taste like cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar, and join in collective dread of the coming days when it becomes so cold that social obligations are a legitimate health hazard.Read more...

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Sony has a long history of dumping tons of money into spectacularly over-the-top commercials for its Bravia line of TVs. This time around it packed an abandoned casino in Romania full of glitter-filled balloons that were then popped to create a shimmering explosion of color.Read more...

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Turns out, dropping a giant concrete block onto a car ends exactly like how you would imagine it would: the car gets completely obliterated and smashed to smithereens. Crash Zone pulled off this incredibly silly stunt and filmed it in slow motion so you can see the damage in lovely, exacting detail. The concrete block basically pierces through the metal frame and sends shattered glass flying everywhere.Read more...

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By using a message board with three icons, scientists have shown that horses can use symbolic language to convey their preferences. They now join an elite group of animals that exhibit communications once thought exclusive to humans. Others in the group include primates , dolphins , and pigeons .Read more...

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Tilt-shift lenses can make whole cities look like desktop miniatures through some amazing optical trickery. Unfortunately, we don’t have any of them up in space, but it hasn’t stopped some cosmic creatives from trying to mimic the effect on photos taken by NASA, ESO, and other space research groups. Read more...

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Most toy drones come with a couple of spare propellers to get you flying again after a crash. But with Flybrix, even after a catastrophic collision with the ground, you can rebuild and get airborne again within minutes since the drone is mostly made from Lego.Read more...

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More than 30 people have died this year after being left in hot cars. That’s a very serious problem, to use a bit of understatement. There’s been a kind-of sort-of solution from the Toyota Prius before, but Tesla may have finally found a way to stop it.Read more...

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The conservative website DCLeaks, which just leaked former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s hilarious and embarrassing emails, claims it’s gotten ahold of an image of Michelle Obama’s passport. But, there’s one small problem: it looks super fake.Read more...

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A familiar tale has emerged from the bowels of Silicon Valley of late. A startup—usually based on some fancy, technology-heavy concept—woos investors and customers, raises a ton of money, and seems poised to take over the world. But then someone does some digging and uncovers a bunch of crooked numbers and shoddy business practices, and it all comes crashing down. Read more...

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Marvel Comics loves throwing its superheroes against each other in flashy crossovers that shake up its fiction. But its latest tentpole event—this year’s Civil War II—is struggling to keep us entertained or interested.Read more...

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If you have any Blue Bell cookie dough ice cream in your freezer, put down the spoon. The ice cream company just issued a recall for possible Listeria contamination—the ice cream company’s second Listeria scare in as many years.Read more...

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In a vat of liquid nitrogen on storage platform 17, the youngest person ever to be put into cryogenic storage has been waiting for the future for one year and eight months.Read more...

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Refreshingly, AT&T , Sprint, and T-Mobile are all inching back towards “unlimited data plans” (restrictions most certainly apply). But Verizon? Verizon insists that its customers don’t need that shit. Read more...

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If you hurry over to Amazon, a third party seller is offering a 16 ounce Contigo Autoseal West Loop travel mug in black for $12, the best price we’ve seen.Read more...

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New research shows that all present-day non-Africans can trace their origins to a single wave of migrants who left Africa 72,000 years ago, and that indigenous Australians and Papuans are descended directly from the first people to inhabit the continent some 50,000 years ago. That makes them world’s longest running civilization. Read more...

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As enormous wildfires in Canada and the United States make headlines on the daily, Siberia has been burning ferociously all summer, and nobody seems to be noticing.Read more...

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In 2006, then-New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg issued an executive order establishing the Office of Special Enforcement, a citywide agency responsible for enforcing “quality of life” regulations—a nebulous, ideologically charged concept that refers to anything from music venues with too many noise complaints to nightclubs that facilitate prostitution to decrepit structures that pose a fire hazard.Read more...

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Bob Iger teases the future of Marvel’s movie-verse. There’s more casting for Alita: Battle Angel and Pacific Rim 2. Get a big new look at Supernatural’s next season. Plus, tons of new pictures from Luke Cage, and more footage of Thrawn in Star Wars: Rebels. Spoilers Get!Read more...

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It’s easy to become desensitized to the never-ending procession of data hacks in news headlines, but once someone starts stealing your identity or taking control of your social media accounts, you’ll probably give it your full attention. If you ever want to find out if one of your accounts has been compromised, there are some simple-to-use tools that can help.Read more...

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Black Flag NASCAR Hall Of Fame Trashed As Charlotte Protests Turn Violent | Kotaku Japan Creates LED Basketball Court For Pro League | Lifehacker Six Expensive Home Repairs You Can Avoid With a Little Maintenance | io9 Simulation Becomes Reality in the First Live-Action Ghost in the Shell Teasers |Read more...

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A report by veteran tech journalist Kara Swisher at Recode says that Yahoo is preparing to confirm a massive data breach that has impacted over 200 million users. The extent of the breach, or whether hackers were able to gain access to users accounts, is unknown.Read more...

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During Wednesday night’s broadcast of the Mr. Robot season finale, viewers got their first peek at the upcoming live-action Ghost in the Shell movie with five new teaser trailers.Read more...

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Last weekend, Oliver Stone’s hump-filled reenactment of the life of NSA leaker Edward Snowden opened in theaters across the country. You might not know it, though, as audiences overwhelmingly opted to watch Tom Hanks plow through some geese instead.Read more...

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The music video for Lorn’s song Anvil doubles as a short animation about the future where the year is 2100 and overpopulation is dealt with a mandatory postmortem social network. That is, a social network where people are forced to plug in and die. Yeah, it’s a wee bit dark.Read more...

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Back in December, Donald Trump suggested fighting terrorism online by “closing the internet in some way ,” openly mocking potential First Amendment concerns. Since then, the alleged computer user seems to have changed his mind, joining Ted Cruz’s bizarre crusade for an American takeover of the internet’s address book in the name of freedom of speech.Read more...

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