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Shooting with Nikon's Df is a visceral experience, one that becomes borderline addictive once you get used to its manual controls.

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How do you test the effects of hundreds of passengers toiling away in their seats on a 12-hour flight? For Airbus, you rig up hundreds of feet of tubes and fill them with heated water to mimic the human body.

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Spiegelau's latest brew-specific vessel is precision-engineered for maximum enjoyment when you’re drinking a stout, thanks to a combination of high-end glass, strategic curves, and the inherent deliciousness of beer itself.

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Frequently cast as plant-gobbling, biodiversity-destroying villains, deer may actually play a vital role in making their forests more lush and vibrant.

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The ’80s cartoon might actually be better suited to grown-ups; all that frenetic weirdo awesomeness is totally wasted on kids.

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Look to the east tonight after sunset and you’ll see a bright red speck of light that will rise to the top of the sky by midnight. That spot isn’t a star, but Mars, which is on its way to making its closest approach to our planet since 2007.

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In the Iron Man movies, Tony Stark uses a voice-controlled computer assistant called J.A.R.V.I.S. It manages the lights and security system in his home, helps him pilot his Iron Man suits, and even assists with his research. Some of this is still very much in the realm of science fiction, but not all of it. Inspired by the Iron Man movies, two Princeton students have built a J.A.R.V.I.S. for the real world.

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There's a new reimagined Battlestar Galalctica movie reportedly on the way. Here are the pros and cons of rebooting the tale.

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After Yellowstone’s sizable earthquake on March 30, there was a lot of craziness. People were throwing around theories that animals were running from the park in fear, that the earthquake would trigger an eruption and that helium emissions were rising in the caldera, meaning an eruption was coming. Now, in my fervor to stifle such […]

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There's blatant imitation, and then there's thoughtful strategy. At first blush, Twitter’s new redesign -- which debuted Tuesday morning on The Today Show -- looks a bit like a Facebook rip-off. But if you take a closer look, you'll see it's also a pretty good business move.

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Imogen Heap and her team have developed gloves that allow you to make music through simple gestures.

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This blacked-out behemoth is an RV the same way the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is a “car.”

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In this artist's hands, flotsam is transformed into leopards, hyenas, and other exotic creatures.

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GoldieBlox made waves last year with a Beastie Boys-sampling commercial that went viral. Now they're releasing their latest creation.

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We have the internet, worldwide social networks, wikis anyone can edit, smartphones and tablets that respond to our touch, search engines that talk to us, smartwatches, digital eyewear, and even self-driving cars. But even as the technology driving our world has evolved so enormously over the last 30 years, one thing has largely stayed the same: the computer spreadsheet.

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Sony's new Sony Alpha A7S packs a full-frame sensor and uses the company’s E-mount lenses, making it the second mirrorless camera to venture into 4K video territory.

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It's not always easy figuring out what comics to read each month. So let's keep it simple: If you're only going to pick up a couple of titles, here's a handful worth your time and money.

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Having to enter phone number extensions or deal with multi-layered phone menu systems is a pain whether you're on a landline or a mobile phone. Luckily, there's a way to skip those annoying automated menus and dial your contact directly on your smartphone.

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Trees are a data viz tool that has outlived empires and endured huge upheavals in the arts and sciences.

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Cats and dogs occupy a unique place in the animal kingdom's vast menagerie. They've come out of the wild and into our living rooms, an extraordinary evolutionary and sociological journey that now raises profound questions about what it means to be a person.

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Adobe's Lightroom mobile app supports a new workflow that incorporates the iPad. The app cleverly allows editing of RAW files on the go without choking up your data allowance or bandwidth.

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First, Netflix did it. Then Amazon. Now Microsoft and Yahoo are making their own TV shows too. But let's not be too cynical. In the end, we -- the viewers -- may actually benefit more than anyone else.

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The Battle of the Dashboard is underway, and Microsoft, one of the stalwarts of the connected car set, aims to stay relevant with the introduction of "Windows in the Car".

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The Bay Area's Blue Bottle Coffee and the Internet's Tonx, an online subscription coffee service, are about to blend.

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Facebook is reportedly exploring a partnership with anonymous gossip app Secret. That's actually a brilliant idea, one that would help Facebook reach more teens and loosen up all its users.

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