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An analysis by Tufts University researchers has failed to find a link between butter consumption and cardiovascular disease. And hallelujah to that—the ongoing hysteria against butter can now finally come to an end.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: George Dvorsky | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Apple is under fire after it allegedly blocked Spotify’s new iPhone app from being released in the App Store. According to a Recode report, Spotify’s general counsel sent a letter to Apple’s legal team claiming that Apple is “causing grave harm...
From: Gizmodo | By: Michael Nunez | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Apple has been raking it in with this whole “iPhone” thing, so they’ve got some spare change to drop on a shiny new campus. The spaceship is finally looking like it’s almost ready to blast off.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: William Turton | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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You don’t need a yard, or even any gardening skills to grow your own food at home; you just need a Miracle-Gro Aerogarden. This fully-integrated, soil-free indoor garden can grow herbs, vegetables, and salad greens up to five times faster than regular...
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Florida man Thomas Ross believes that he divined the future of human communication 15 years before Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone. Ross scribbled together a patent application for a device back in 1992 and now claims that Apple stole his design. Now,...
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First, computers beat humans in the game of Go . Now computers are beating humans at something that might be a tad more practical: flight combat.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Angela Chen | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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You’re looking at the first-ever sonogram of a pregnant tiger shark. The baby sharks inside the mother shark’s belly have been highlighted in the footage below so you can see them more easily. But even without the added outline and color, you can...
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Steve Grasse wanted to make the best spirits in the world—so he followed the water. It led him to Tamworth, New Hampshire, a colonial-era township at the foothills of the White Mountains. The town drinks from the Ossippee aquifer, an underground labyrinth...
From: Gizmodo | By: Maddie Stone | Friday, July 1, 2016
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Before you slap a piece of bright yellow American cheese on your burger this holiday weekend, consider the plight of a poor truck driver in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, whose truck full of cheese was stolen on Friday. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Sophie Kleeman | Friday, July 1, 2016
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An American woman was arrested this week for flooding Stephen Hawking’s email with death threats, then stalking him at an astronomy festival in the Canary Islands.Read more......
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Summer isn’t kind to your wiper blades, so if you’ve been struggling to see the road through streaks on your windshield, Amazon’s offering up a pair of Bosch Insight Blades for just $22 right now. Just pick the two you need, add them to your cart,...
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If good ol’ truck-driving, CB-radio-in-his-skull superhero Ulysses Solomon Archer (star of the 1980s U.S. 1 title) does not appear in this book in some form, I will be crushed.Read more......
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Facebook Messenger has roughly 900 million users, which is enough bodies to fill three Americas. So, chances are good that you’ve used the app at some point, even if it means checking that weird hidden folder every once in a while to see what kind...
From: Gizmodo | By: Sophie Kleeman | Friday, July 1, 2016
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The film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower has been shooting for a while now, but most of that was happening in South Africa. This week, the film moved to New York City, and the increase of prying eyes caught a glimpse of Matthew McConaughey...
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Blackberry’s most loyal customer has always been the US government. But it looks like things are changing, for the Senate at least. According to a memo, the Senate is ending its years-long relationship with Blackberry.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Darren Orf | Friday, July 1, 2016
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Two seal pups died in separate incidents recently after humans—no doubt well-meaning individuals!—attempted to help them, thinking they were abandoned or distressed. Say it with me now, slowly and loudly: Stop trying to rescue wild animals by yourself.Read...
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Of all the things your smartphone can do, playing music is one of the least demanding. Listening to a song puts very little strain on the CPU, doesn’t require GPS, and often doesn’t require wi-fi (so long as the music files are stored on your phone)....
From: Gizmodo | By: Bryan Menegus | Friday, July 1, 2016
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Like any person scared shitless about the prospect of keeping a fragile new human alive, as soon as I found out I was pregnant I started googling the important questions. Among them: “What is the best baby monitor?”Read more......
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The Power Rangers may remain on TV until the end of time, but there’s one thing that always changes: their uniforms. Some are stylish, some are understated, some are bonkers—and it’s high time that they were ranked. All of them.Read more......
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What sorcery is at work here? Careful, this trick—er, illusion has a second, surprising twist in it.Read more......
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When I was five, I was repeatedly falling off my bike and making my Barbies do weird things to each other. Oliver, however, puts my five-year-old self to shame, because he’s over here making cool YouTube videos about tornadoes. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Sophie Kleeman | Friday, July 1, 2016
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Movies need drama. This is a fact. No matter what the genre, if we’re always sure of the outcome, nothing matters. In The Legend of Tarzan, there’s not a moment where anything is in doubt. No one is superior to Tarzan. He’s the unstoppable, unbeatable...
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The showerhead that came preinstalled in your home or apartment is probably terrible, but if you don’t have the cash to upgrade it to a Delta In2ition , the Delta 75152 is a fantastic option at under $20.Read more......
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In 2008, Polaroid announced it would no longer produce instant film . Then, the Impossible Project took the opportunity to buy up what little was left of this division of the company and has spent the last eight years reformulating and reviving the once-popular...
From: Gizmodo | By: Victor Jeffreys II | Friday, July 1, 2016
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Though it’s been replaced by the UE Boom 2, the original UE Boom was at one point the best Bluetooth speaker you could buy, and it remains a fantastic option today.Read more......
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As NASA’s Juno mission continues to hurl itself toward Jupiter, the terrifying reality of flying close to the biggest and baddest planet in our solar system is starting to set in. Yesterday, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory dropped recordings the spacecraft...
From: Gizmodo | By: Maddie Stone | Friday, July 1, 2016
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A 69-year-old retired airline pilot spent 1,000 hours over three months putting together this contraption that can serve runny soft-boiled eggs, make toast, offer tea, and hand over the newspaper. Sign us up. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Angela Chen | Friday, July 1, 2016
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The guy next to me huffed loudly—an explosive grunt of displeasure that had me halfway between amusement and horror. We were in a meeting room at the Hilton in Newark, NJ, seated in front of a giant TV with a giant sound system, and we’d just seen...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alex Cranz | Friday, July 1, 2016
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The strange and terrible thing about that ALS ice-bucket challenge is that it ended years ago, and yet we are still feeling its effects. Facebook was inspired by its viral success to create a feature that lets all of us fundraise for charity without...
From: Gizmodo | By: Angela Chen | Friday, July 1, 2016
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What in the sorcerous hells is this? Kokichi Sugihara’s ‘Rectangles and Circles’ illusion is a mind-bending visual trip that turns squares into circles and circles into squares right in front of your face. Different shapes are placed at a mirror...
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Even though it took place three seasons ago, the Red Wedding in Game of Thrones is still probably one of the most shocking things to ever happen on the series. And though George RR Martin is wildly imaginative in creating the world of Westeros, the inspiration...
From: Io9 | By: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Cheryl Eddy to io9 | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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The investigation into a death that occurred while a Tesla Model S driver was using Autopilot has filled the internet with dystopian-sounding headlines. Self-driving car driver died for the first time after crash in Florida. Self-driving Tesla was involved...
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NASA has teamed up with Apple on a short film, “Visions of Harmony,” celebrating the imminent arrival of its Juno probe at Jupiter this Monday, July 4. It’s available for free on iTunes and Apple Music, and features music by former Nine Inch Nails...
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Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller probably didn’t realize the avalanche of discussion he set off when he first mentioned a black-and-white version of his award-winning film. We’ve chronicled the mystery behind this version of the film in...
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According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple is in talks to acquire Tidal, also known as Jay-Z’s music streaming service that lets you listen to Kanye’s music a little bit earlier. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Casey Chan | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Just one month before he became the first person to die behind the wheel of a self-driving car , Joshua Brown recorded a video of his Tesla Model S’ autopilot saving him from a crash. At least, that’s how he described it.Read more......
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Android tablets are mostly garbage, but the Dell Venue 8 7000 was a feat of engineering that even the most avid Apple fan would be loathe to put down. So it’s a major bummer that the Venue 8 and the rest of the Venue line up have been discontinued,...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alex Cranz | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that they will investigate what role Tesla’s autopilot feature had in a fatal crash in 2015. The agency said the crash “calls for an examination of the design and performance of any...
From: Gizmodo | By: William Turton | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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In early June, Vanity Fair ran a lengthy excerpt of Chaos Monkeys, a purported tell-all from Antonio Garcia Martinez, a former Facebook employee who was fired after two years at the company. The book was finally released on June 28th, and there’s a...
From: Gizmodo | By: Sophie Kleeman | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Your lawn is a money pit that requires ungodly amounts of water and labor to keep it green and trim. We’ve known for sometime that iRobot, the Roomba company, has been on a mission to put your landscaper out of a job with a robot. Thanks to a trademark...
From: Gizmodo | By: Gautham Thomas | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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No, it’s not aliens writing messages in the sand. But there is something weird happening on Mars’ surface—and it’s something that hasn’t been seen anywhere else in the universe.Read more......
From: Io9 | By: Ria Misra on Gizmodo, shared by Adam Clark Estes to io9 | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Toward the end of the last ice age, Earth’s climate was a turbulent beast, warming up and chilling out again every 1,500 years. Research published today in Science links these abrupt temperature swings to changes ocean circulation, filling an important...
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Baby products have always been part of a predatory industry that feasts on the paranoia of new parents. But it’s gotten worse in the last few years with the wave of baby-tracking tech. Now Nest—which makes a camera which is one of the top-rated baby...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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From now until 3PM PT (6PM ET), eBay is taking $15 off any $75 order (with a few exclusions) when you check out with Paypal and use code CRUISEN2SUMMER at checkout. That includes gift cards (other than eBay gift cards), so there’s really no reason...
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Nearly thirty years after an international treaty banned the use of chlorofluorocarbons, the Antarctic ozone hole is finally starting to heal. By mid to late century, it should be fully recovered.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Maddie Stone | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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The galaxy we’re zooming in on in the video above is LEDA 36252. It’s a tadpole galaxy 82 million lightyears away that has been steadily turning out new stars at an incredible rate for billions of years.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Ria Misra | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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As counterfeiters get better and better at faking expensive Swiss watches, the watchmakers themselves now have a new tool to help distinguish their genuine creations from fakes: nanoscopic watermarks that are invisible to the naked human eye, and impossible...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Beginning this year, Saudi Arabia will provide electronic identification bracelets for all pilgrims traveling to Mecca. The bracelets, which are designed to promote safety, will include personal details and medical information. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Sophie Kleeman | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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