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iCloud Tabs have been around for a while—they work on iOS 6 or later and OS X Mountain Lion or later—but they're worth revisiting if you're new to the software or you've been dallying with other browser apps recently. Here's how to make sure the...
From: Gizmodo | By: David Nield | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Gawker Climbers Leaving Everest Shit-Covered Biohazard, Sherpas Warn | io9 The Latest Weird Use Of CGI: Adding Pubic Hair to Fifty Shades of Grey | Jalopnik Airbus' New Composite Helicopter Is A Billion Dollar Bet | Kotaku The Korean Meal That Might...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jane-Claire Quigley | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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For decades, the Turing Test has been used as a yardstick by which to measure the abilities of artificial intelligence. But now a team of Facebook researchers has developed a set of reasoning and natural language questions that it thinks any good AI...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Offshore wind energy is popular in many parts of the world, but it's never gained traction in the U.S.. Now, a company called Deepwater Wind has announced that it's secured full funding to build America's first offshore wind farm, off of the coast of...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Camera makers are trying everything to revive the tanking market of low-end shooters. Their latest gambit? Insanely long zooming cameras that reach across vast swaths of land. But zoom is just another sweet-sounding spec that could leave you with crappier...
From: Gizmodo | By: Michael Hession | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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This weekend, we'll begin daylight savings time. Next week, we'll get another peek at the Apple Watch. Time is on the mind. And so for this week's Shooting Challenge, photograph this largely invisible phenomenon by photographing watches and clocks.Read...
From: Gizmodo | By: Mark Wilson | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Instagram is rolling out an intriguing new feature: carousel-style photo sets that let users upload several photos at once. Unfortunately, you have to be an advertiser to use it.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Kate Knibbs | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Equipped with the most-advanced gyro stabilized camera in the world, the team at Teton Gravity Research flew from Kathmandu to Mount Everest, capturing the first ultra HD footage ever shot above 20,000 feet. I've never seen these mountains look so beautiful....
From: Gizmodo | By: Wes Siler | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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There's a truly monstrous camera at the "Churchill's Scientists" exhibition at London's Science Museum right now. The C4 Rotating Mirror High Speed Camera was developed at the end of World War II to study explosive reactions.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Attila Nagy | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Bubbles are micro-thin orbs of liquid suspended around gas. That's nuts. And yet they're never more than a squirt of dish soap away. These 12 photos from this week's Shooting Challenge are a small reminder that the little things around us are pretty...
From: Gizmodo | By: Mark Wilson | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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They way we buy things is changing. A lot of the focus lately has revolved around the smartphone with services like Apple Pay and Samsung Pay, but a new company Stratos still thinks the credit card has its place...you just shouldn't have to juggle a...
From: Gizmodo | By: Darren Orf | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Phishing scams are often obvious. For example, a hacker bot just emailed some Gizmodo writers with the subject line: "Send your full contact informations for a do na ti on claims." LOL not a chance. But dangerously convincing phishing scams definitely...
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Remember that revolutionary car cup holder from a while ago that let you drive like a maniac with no risk of ever spilling your drink? You can finally pre-order a version that's designed to work with almost every vehicle on earth, as long as it already...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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If you had heard of GPS in 1992, you likely heard about it because of the Gulf War. For the first time, GPS was used to precisely guide missiles to Iraqi targets. With this context in mind, it perhaps makes more sense why two activists would want to...
From: Gizmodo | By: Sarah Zhang | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Yesterday, I stepped into the world of The Hobbit. I stood in Smaug the Dragon's cavernous lair. I cowered as the gigantic beast towered over me. The chance to go face-to-face with one of the most impressive CG creatures ever created, rendered using...
From: Gizmodo | By: Sean Hollister | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Virtual Reality is a really neat idea but it's also problematic. The Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Samsung Galaxy Gear VR all let us see new, virtual worlds but none of them let us touch it. How do you physically feel what's not really there? Maybe with...
From: Gizmodo | By: Sean Buckley | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Yesterday we learned that Kickstarter is trying to hire someone to make sure scammy crap doesn't slip onto the crowdfunding page. Not a moment too soon: One of the grandpappies of all pseudo-science marketing scams recently raised over $210,000 and has...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kate Knibbs | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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McDonald's announced today it will begin only sourcing chickens raised without medically important antibiotics in the U.S. When a juggernaut like McDonald's makes such decisions, the food world listens—and sourcing only antibiotic-free chicken is a...
From: Gizmodo | By: Sarah Zhang | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Surround sound and 4K TVs are great for watching movies at home, but there's still nothing like sitting in front of a gigantic screen in an IMAX theater. I recently got an exclusive first look at the company's next-generation digital laser projectors,...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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A few months before the end of the world, everyone was saying their goodbyes.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Roman Mars - 99% Invisible | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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The 3D printing industry is still very much in its infancy. But that could change if the CIA has its way. The intelligence agency's venture capital firm just invested in Voxel8 , the company behind the first multi-material, 3D electronics printer.Read...
From: Gizmodo | By: Matt Novak | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Three years ago, I gently brushed fiber-tipped swabs against the surfaces of my tiny New York apartment. Microbes live everywhere, and I was gathering samples for genetic analysis — I wanted to identify my microscopic housemates. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Sarah Zhang | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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If you've ever lived in a bar neighborhood, you know the smell. It's the stench of idiots peeing all over the walls, doors, and sidewalks of your street—and until now, there really hasn't been a solution.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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The BMW i8 is like no other car on the road. Kids see it and think the Millennium Falcon just arrived. Adults think they've time traveled. So how is the Millennium Falcon at some good old fashioned snow drifting? That's what we found out on the second...
From: Gizmodo | By: Travis Okulski | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Keys is a MIDI keyboard, built with aspiring piano students in mind. It's a pretty small guy, making it a great traveling companion (who says you can't play a keyboard by the campfire?). But the coolest thing about Keys is it incorporates gestures—so...
From: Gizmodo | By: Darren Orf | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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An amusement park called Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina, is putting the finishing touches on its new mega coaster called the Fury 325. The first hill sends riders plummeting down an 81-degree drop at 95 miles per hour and before the ride is officially...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Highly-rated Bluetooth headphones for $34? We live in a wonderful world.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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You've probably heard: Hillary Clinton used a private, personal email address for all of her official business as Secretary of State. She didn't even have a State Department email address. As a result, her email was far from secure — and that is a...
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Say hello to the Seagate 160 GB external hard drive. It runs on USB 2.0, is nearly a foot long, and weighs a sturdy five pounds. So hurry on down to Walmart to scoop one up for your very own—on sale! Oh, and by the way, it came out in 2004. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Ashley Feinberg | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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If our planet is going to support an extra four billion people by the end of the century, we'll need to find some creative new ways to feed ourselves. One option would be to turn buildings into farms and grow our crops in the air. Another: To install...
From: Gizmodo | By: Maddie Stone | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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HBO Go is finally available for Playstation 4 users, huzzah! Unless you have Comcast. Then you're shit out of luck, because the cable giant isn't supporting it.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mario Aguilar | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Deadspin Little Russian Hockey Kids Brawl During Team Handshake | Gawker My Year Ripping Off the Web with the Daily Mail Online | io9 You Can Play This Music For Your Cat (And Your Cat May Actually Like It) | Lifehacker Carefully Decide Where to Get...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jane-Claire Quigley | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Need an easier way to move files between your phones, tablets, and computers? This 32GB flash drive doubles as a tiny wireless NAS, allowing iOS and Android devices to transfer files back and forth without ever plugging anything in.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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One of the most obvious ways in which Android differs from iOS is the way you can customize your home screens with panels and widgets. We've picked out some of our favorite ones for adding features and functionality to your device—use them as quick...
From: Gizmodo | By: David Nield | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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CSI: Cyber is not a good television show. It is hackneyed and paranoid. But come on. You already knew that. This is the kind of show that uses unironic Hackers-style web 1.0 pixelated graphics to represent the digital world. Here's something else you...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kate Knibbs | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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What is billed as the world's largest dog show, Crufts 2015, is getting under way in England today. And to commemorate the occasion, Samsung tasked its designers and engineers with creating the world's most advanced and fully featured dog house. Does...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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In serious emergencies, blood loss can be a rapid and unstoppable cause of death. Now, a team of researchers has developed an injectable enzyme that can stop wounds from bleeding. Could this be bye bye, Band-Aid?Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Each state determines its own workers' compensation benefits, which means workers in neighboring states can end up with dramatically different compensation for identical injuries.Read more......
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When the microwave was first introduced it seemed like it would be the perfect all-in-one kitchen appliance that made cooking as easy as setting a timer. But rubbery meats, scalding hot beverages, and soggy pizza slices proved otherwise. The Cinder Sensing...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Quantum computing could make complex calculations trivial in the future, but right now it's fraught with problems . Consider one of them solved, though, in the shape of a new quantum error correction technique.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Cockroaches have often been selected for remote control cyborg treatment, but they're typically given instructions by electrically stimulating their antennae. This little, critter, though has the electrics on his back hardwired into his nervous system,...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Hillary Clinton has now spoken out after it's become apparent that she'd used a personal email server during her stint as secretary of state between 2009 and 2013. Despite what her actions may suggest, she wants you to be able to read her email.Read...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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io9 is proud to be presenting weekly episodes of Haphead, the story of a gamer in dystopian future Toronto. In this week's episode, Maxine investigates the death of her father. Things start to get seriously disturbing, especially when she visits a mall...
From: Gizmodo | By: Annalee Newitz | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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A rose is a rose is a rose, except when it's actually a yeast. A company called Gingko BioWorks in Boston is partnering with French fragrance company Robertet to create a genetically-modified yeast that makes the rose oil used in perfumes. Read more......
From: Io9 | By: Sarah Zhang | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Just because your nervous system is an intricate mesh of wires and logic gates doesn't mean you don't feel things. Especially on night watch, when the humans engage in their social rituals. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Annalee Newitz | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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The simplest browser extensions are almost always the greatest browser extensions. And TweetFired is no exception. Its one simple function is to bestow you with the most important advice the internet can offer: Never, ever tweet.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Ashley Feinberg | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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There's a movement under way to remove our genocidal 7th Prez, Andrew Jackson, from his place of honor on the $20 bill. One advocacy group believes a woman deserves the spot on the $20, since the only lady currently in circulation is Sacagawea on the...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kaila Hale-Stern | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Gawker So, Philippe Reines Sent Us an Email | io9 Field Cameras Catch Deer Eating Birds—Wait, Why Do Deer Eat Birds? | Jalopnik Here's How I Crushed A Chrysler PT Cruiser With A Hummer | Kotaku EA Shuts Down SimCity Developer Maxis | Kinja Popular...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jane-Claire Quigley | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Worried if your Chromebook battery's going to last until you get back home? The latest version of the Chrome OS Dev channel breaks things down for you by showing how much juice each of your Web apps is using. Follow these steps to load up the console...
From: Gizmodo | By: David Nield | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Today, hotels offer high-tech amenities that just a generation ago would be astounding — RFID key cards, customizable ambiance at the push of a button, and coming soon, humanoid robot concierges. So what started the high-tech hotel craze? It can all...
From: Gizmodo | By: Matt Novak | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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