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Copenhagen, like many cities around the world, is preparing itself for a new era in dense urban living.

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If there’s one thing Yacht Club Games knows, it’s sprites. Classic gaming consoles could only keep track of a few moving images at a time. Super Mario, the turtle he’s stomping on, the magic mushroom he collects—each of these is a single sprite. On the Nintendo Entertainment System, sprites could be a maximum of 8 […]

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If you plug in a Wi-Fi adapter like the Panda Ultra Wireless N USB Adapter ($11), you can pay just once to get Wi-Fi to all of your web connected gadgets.

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Mobile devices in cars present a problem with a design solution, not a legislative one.

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If nothing else, let J.J. Abrams go down in history for his singular knack for torturing his fans. From the aughts’ Felicity and Alias to Fringe and the Star Trek from which we expected so much more, the Hollywood impresario has for decades kept audiences, all of them millions-strong, leaning forward on their couches, howling […]

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Overstock.com and its swashbuckling CEO, Patrick Byrne, are hoping to create a new kind of corporate stock based on the computer software that drives bitcoin, aiming to overhaul the stock market in much the same way that bitcoin overhauled how we store and exchange money. On Tuesday afternoon, Overstock—one of the world’s largest online retailers, […]

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You should check out the Misery Index, and avoid the places in red.

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On the 556th evening of successfully not being murdered by her chucklehead king of a husband in the Arabian Nights, Scheherazade relates the tale of Sinbad’s tanglings with a beast most cruel. Sailing from city to city with merchants, Sinbad eventually comes to a deserted island, where he spies a huge white dome half buried […]

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One of famed astronomer Carl Sagan’s most famous sayings was, “we are made of star stuff.” He was referring to the fact that the atoms that make up everything in the universe, including we humans, were forged in the bellies of ancient stars. This notion of connectivity is the basis for photographer Ignacio Torres’s series of GIFs titled Stellar.

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The smudges on your phone’s screen look remarkably different when they’re blown up and hung on a gallery wall.

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The FLIR One infrared iPhone case can help pinpoint the position of pipe clogs, identify leaks before they damage wood and walls, find weak spots in your home's insulation, and see if there are raccoons hiding in your shrubs.

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In the eyes of Silicon Valley venture capitalists, nothing is worth more right now than rooms and rides. Airbnb (the rooms) and Uber (the rides) are the two most highly valued private companies in startup land, with Airbnb’s price tag at $10 billion and Uber’s reaching $18.2 billion. Now, all they have to do is […]

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Just in time for back-to-school season, Apple has updated its MacBook Pro line with improved specs, including speedier Intel processors and lowered price tags.

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The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is the most powerful production car a major American automaker has ever produced. The supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 engine delivers a ludicrous 707 horsepower. To put that in perspective, an Oshkosh M1070A1 heavy equipment transporter has 700 horsepower, and it tows 70-ton tanks around battlefields for a living. That’s […]

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To stave off any Lynch-ian withdrawals, we suggest you direct your attention to the avant-garde director’s latest work.

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The tweets have spoken—and according to the social media gods Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was the most talked about thing at this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego. The Zack Snyder-directed flick, however, is not stacking up to be the show people actually intend to watch. That honor, surprisingly, goes to MTV's Teen Wolf, according to new analysis of Twitter chatter during the con.

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People love to dance, but it’s no easy task convincing them to do so in a museum. It’s even tougher if they’re German.

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Suppose you have a cylinder on an ramp and you let it start rolling down. What will be its acceleration? Great question, right? I like this because it brings in many different concepts in introductory physics. Also, I’m not too fond of the way most textbooks solve this problem. Point Mass vs. Rigid Object In […]

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James Cameron's next film is deep. Like, seven miles deep. It's a 90-minute documentary of the Avatar director's quest to take a submersible he designed himself way down into the Mariana Trench, so it's literally the least superficial movie he's ever made. Check out an exclusive clip here.

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There is no doubt the integrity of our communications and the privacy of our online activities have been the biggest casualty of the NSA’s unfettered surveillance of our digital lives. But the ongoing revelations of government eavesdropping has had a profound impact on the economy, the security of the internet and the credibility of the […]

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London-based design firm Priestmangoode has solved the problem of carry-on storage once and for all.

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Iltifat Husain has seen an awful lot of sickness and injury during his time as an emergency room doctor, but lately, he’s worried about something new. He’s worried about the ill effects of mobile healthcare apps. There are hundreds of medically themed apps in Apple’s App Store and Google Play, and by most accounts, they’ve […]

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It’s five o’clock, and your dog is excitedly wagging her tail and nuzzling against you. Your furry friend is hungry and seems to know that this is the hour you usually feed her. But was this performance a simple reaction to a rumbling in Ginger’s tummy or are canines actually able to somehow read the clock? […]

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Scarlett Johansson stars as the ass-kicking, nearly superhuman protagonist in the new sci-fi action flick Lucy. But while the French—namely the film's writer and director Luc Besson—continue to put out films lead by strong heroines, Marvel and DC seem content to sit on a reservoir of amazing female characters like She-Hulk and Black Widow. Unacceptable!

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With the new Save Links feature, Facebook's main iOS app finally gets a built-in bookmarking service.

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