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Denny, as the bike is called, has a number of understated, yet incredibly clever ideas.

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Once upon a time, Thrillist was just an email newsletter with a circulation of about 600 New Yorkers. It could tell you where to grab a nice cocktail, sit down for some amazing pasta, or get a good deal on a fashionable pair of pants. But today, Thrillist is more than that. It’s a massive […]

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Neither the car manufacturer nor the driver wins if we get to set a dial for who lives and who dies in unavoidable car crashes.

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To teach children not to lie, extolling the virtues of honesty may be more effective than focusing on the punishing consequences of deception.

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Once the water’s receded, the rebuilding’s begun and the news crews have departed, how do you photograph a massive natural disaster? Alejandro Chaskielberg grappled with these questions for his series Otsuchi Future Memories, which is about the aftermath of the 2011 tsunami in Japan. He ultimately settled on making stunning portraits of families within the […]

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The camaraderie born of vocational misery is a strong one, and Party Down celebrates that bond in the most spectacularly absurd way imaginable.

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Developing a new car is a time-consuming process. Designers and engineers and executives can spend months or years hashing out the look of a car, crafting renderings and models and prototypes to get the styling just right. To speed things along, GM has built a 24-foot screen called the PowerWall. The screen, hidden deep within […]

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Michel Lamoller has found a way to collapse time-lapse photography into one image.

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It has been over 4 years since the last eruption in Iceland. However, there are signs that an eruption might be in the works near remote Barðarbunga. The Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) is reporting two major earthquake swarms that started up on the morning on August 16 and continues to roll into August 17. Right it seems […]

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Dystopian fiction is a warning, and if it makes people pay attention, then good—that's the point. People shouldn't fear technology, but they sure as hell better consider its effects.

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In the latest installment of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, author Nick Harkaway discusses why he thinks authors shouldn't shy away from writing about new technology.

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Assembly of NASA’s first spaceworthy Space Shuttle Orbiter, OV-102 Columbia, commenced in March 1975. The 111-ton reusable winged spaceship first reached low-Earth orbit on STS-1 (12-14 April 1981), the Space Shuttle Program’s first mission. Named for the first American sailing ship to circle the globe and the Apollo 11 Command and Service Module, Columbia completed […]

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We discuss Sony's and Microsoft's announcements at Gamescom, Europe's big gaming trade and consumer show, on this week's Game|Life Podcast.

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You can’t call them “cable companies” anymore. For the first time, the number of broadband subscribers with the major US cable companies exceeded the number of cable subscribers, the Leichtman Research Group reported today. Among other things, these figures suggest the industry is now misnamed. Evidently these are broadband companies that offer cable on the […]

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Anyone who dreams of an after-hours museum visit can do just that, at the Tate Britain. 

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The impressive bits of the new SUV are in the body and under the hood, and they’re all about saving gas.

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Fear not, landlubbers, there are plenty of non-wet ways to spend your Hawaiian vacation.

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SAN FRANCISCO—Clouds can carry millions of pounds of water, but that doesn’t mean rain and snow just happen. Hundreds of thousands of water vapor molecules need to freeze together as ice before they are heavy enough to fall to the ground. But, the water molecules need a bit of dust or other microscopic matter to latch onto in order […]

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There are many, many things that can go wrong as you lay thousands of miles of fiber optic cable along the ocean’s floor. Earthquakes can rip things up, as can fishing hooks. But now we know of a new threat: Shark attacks. According to Network World, Google Product Manager Dan Belcher told folks at a […]

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This week's rumors hint at an iTunes fraud detection system and a new iPad Air.

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Savioke launched in 2013, has funding from Google Ventures, and is focused on making robots fast enough, and affordable enough, for the service industry.

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If you're going to launch a Kickstarter, especially in gaming, be prepared to respond to skeptics---quickly, thoroughly, and with plenty of evidence.

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Maybe it's a new album, but maybe it's an old show. Maybe it's a book we just re-read for the first time since high school, maybe it's a new game we got a chance to playtest. Regardless of what it is, if it's in here, it's because we love it.

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One of the animal kingdom’s more non-exclusive semantic clubs is that of the worms. Are you “any of a number of creeping or burrowing invertebrate animals with long, slender, soft bodies and no limbs,” as the New Oxford American Dictionary defines you? Well come on in—we have a seat just for you. From the ferocious […]

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Taking a cue from iOS, Notification Center in OS X Yosemite now houses a lot more than just a stream of notifications thanks to a handful of Apple-built, and soon, third party-built, widgets.

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