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From: Gizmodo | By: Jane-Claire Quigley | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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What’s the top hit for a Google search of “Greek bailout”? Depressingly, it’s not a thorough economic analysis of how to get Greece out of debt. It’s a goofy Indiegogo campaign to crowdfund €1.6 billion . And the campaign is fast approaching...
From: Gizmodo | By: Matt Novak | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Smartphone camera lens attachments have been around for years, but I’ve always held off because I didn’t want to use a specific case on my phone, or pay for a new set of lenses every time I bought a new device. This solution from Mpow though seems...
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Squads of Chinese hackers aren’t the only threat to internet infrastructure in the US, it would seem: the FBI is reportedly investigating “at least 11” physical attacks on high-capacity internet cables in the Bay Area dating back a year. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Chris Mills | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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A new system from MIT’s CSAIL, or Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, does something incredible to fix buggy software: It borrows healthy code from other applications–and then fixes the bug without ever accessing the original...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan | Monday, June 29, 2015
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We asked for your nightmare tales of startup employment. Did you ever deliver—sending narratives of woe, scams, drugs, psychotic managers, drinking at your desk and more hookers than a venture capitalist could handle. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Kaila Hale-Stern | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Shadows are the darkest sides of ourselves aired for the world to see. They’re also a really fun way to make puppets! Here are your entries from this week’s Shadow Shooting Challenge.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mark Wilson | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Chrome: Flix Plus , Lifehacker’s original Chrome extension for Netflix, has been fully updated to customize Netflix’s new layout . You can hide spoilers, show Rotten Tomato ratings, and lots more. Here’s what’s new.http://lifehacker.com/netflix-is-get......
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3DlightFX has a new series of Star Wars-themed 3D Deco Lights enroute including this tiny glowing version of the Death Star that appears to be smashing its way through your wall thanks to an included decal surrounding its mount.Read more......
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Is the hoverboard just over the horizon? Not quite. But you’d be forgiven for thinking otherwise!Read more......
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Over 200 people have been killed racing the Isle of Man TT. Who are they and why do they do that? A new film from the world’s top aerial cinematographers seeks to answer that question. Read more......
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Do you like your face? Then you’re going to love MasterCard’s new ID Check security system. The experimental feature uses your camera’s front-facing camera and facial recognition technology so that you can pay with your face. MasterCard thinks...
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Who doesn’t love having an ultra-thin smartphone you can slip into your pocket? But during hot summer days with little room to breathe, that collection of plastic, metal, and silicon can get a pretty heated—especially when charging. That’s why...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Oh. My. Holy. Bananas. This shark attack video from Hillary Rae shows an 11 and a half foot shark biting and gnawing and trying to rip open an underwater cage with such fury and abandon and ferocity that it looks like the killer beast might actually...
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Duplicate files can cause all kinds of problems on your computer, taking up precious storage room, confusing your photo or media manager apps, and generally getting in the way of searches and other operations when you’d rather they didn’t. You don’t...
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From: Gizmodo | By: Gizmodo Staff | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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The second episode of the moody, surprisingly accurate hacker drama that’s your new crack aired last night on USA to much fanfare. So how does it stack up to the pilot that already nabbed a second season ?Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Bryan Lufkin | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Anker’s ubiquitous Astro series of USB battery packs are some of the most popular items we’ve ever posted, but today we have the first ever deal on their brand new PowerCore charger.Read more......
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Ever since the iPhone 4, Apple’s followed a kind of tick-tock process of updating its money-making iPhone. Tick: Recreate hardware and looks from the ground up. Tock: Tweak, tweak, tweak. After last year’s iPhone 6, 2015 is a tock year. And while...
From: Gizmodo | By: Darren Orf | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Have you ever found yourself staring at Facebook, blinking in disbelief because you can’t quite fathom why something is so popular? Well you might just be victim of a network quirk that makes it appear as though something is common—when in fact it’s...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Most Americans have never heard of it, but according to new federal data, sepsis is the most expensive cause of hospitalization in the US.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Hallie Prescott and Theodore Iwashyna | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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The joys of a simple Twitter slanging match. Sprint’s CEO Marcelo Claure has taken T-Mobile CEO John Legere’s criticism of his new “All-In” wireless plan badly. It’s like being in a playground with very wealthy people.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Prince is starting to remove his back catalog from music streaming services, with tracks disappearing from Spotify and Rdio so far. They’re still available on Google Play, Deezer and Tidal—though it’s not clear how long that will last.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Chatbots are notoriously difficult to make work well . But now Google’s developed a new conversational AI that uses neural networks to learn from movie dialogue—and it can just about hold down conversations about ethics and VPN problems.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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New color images acquired by NASA’s New Horizon’s spacecraft show us Pluto as we’ve never seen it before—and on its surface appear to be a series of giant spots that scientists can not yet explain.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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EFF has noted and protested when authorities deliberately cut off Internet access in times of unrest. As a restraint on the freedom of expression of those affected, communication blackouts during protests are unconscionable. But recent research by Anita...
From: Gizmodo | By: Sarah Myers West - EFF | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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With one hand Apple giveth, and with the other, it rips a long-standing feature away with no warning. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Chris Mills | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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If you’ve spent any time looking at the average satellite image of Mars, you’d be forgiven for concluding that our nearest planetary neighbour is actually just one gigantic sandy wasteland. But as this close-up image of the Aureum Chaos proves, Martians...
From: Gizmodo | By: Chris Mills | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Stay calm, citizens: Apple Maps’ sensor-laden minivans, which have been on the road for months in some regions, are expanding to 15 new states. The full list of locations is available in some detail on Apple’s blog. I’m not saying you should start...
From: Gizmodo | By: Chris Mills | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Last night, time on Earth had a leap second . The planet’s computer systems survived unscathed, thanks to months of careful preparation by engineers. But here’s a concise explanation of why, left to their own devices, a bunch of very expensive computers...
From: Gizmodo | By: Chris Mills | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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One of the two government officials charged with some shady dealings during the investigation of Silk Road pleaded guilty today. Carl Force used to work for the DEA and during the course of his investigation was doing things that might even make the...
From: Gizmodo | By: Matt Novak | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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This summer, the German city of Karlsruhe is staging a series of installations around town that are themed around a surprising topic: Construction work. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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In celebration of World Asteroid Day this week, scientists came out of the woodwork to explain to all the different ways we can prevent an asteroid from causing an Armageddon-level apocalypse.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Maddie Stone | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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After 33 years without a peep, the highest volcano in the Galapagos began belching hot magma in May. The eruption was pretty badass on its own, but a new NASA photo, digitally altered to look as if rivers of black lava are streaming down a red mountainside,...
From: Gizmodo | By: Maddie Stone | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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This was not a good week on social media for writer E.L. James of Fifty Shades of Grey and would-be Presidential candidate Gov. Bobby Jindal. Both took to Twitter to answer fans’ questions. But they are controversial figures online, and the majority...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kaila Hale-Stern | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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The drought hitting the West is not just striking the continental US. That same weather pattern that’s sucking the life out of California is also making life hot, dry, and dangerous for the top third of North America: Alaska and Canada have seen little...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Well this is certainly the icing on the cake for the best week of the Obama presidency. For the first time in 40 years, visitors to the White House will be allowed to document their visit with the camera of their choice, and for the first time ever,...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Gardens may be an unruly mess on Earth, but in space, we’ll need our vegetable patches to run like well-oiled machines . That’s why researchers at Purdue University are working out the scientifically perfect cocktail of LED light to grow bumper crops...
From: Gizmodo | By: Maddie Stone | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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As much as I love the ritual of my daily manual pour-over, even a coffee geek like me sometimes wishes for an easier method. There are a few great automatic coffee machines out there, but the Breville Grind Control features a built-in burr grinder—an...
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With each passing year, engineers are getting closer to recreating the 3D interface technology that pop culture has rendered so clearly for decades. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Fireworks are the best part of July 4th (the worst part, btw, is that we lost the fantastic British accents). So for this week’s Shooting Challenge, photograph fireworks.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mark Wilson | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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The first working model of the now-iconic birth control pill dispenser is in the Smithsonian’s history collection. It’s built out of clear plastic, paper, and double-sided tape, held together by a snap from a child’s toy, with slices of wooden...
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It’s scary. It’s uncomfortable. It spills your tomato juice . It’s turbulence—but how dangerous is it, actually?Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Bryan Lufkin | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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The screens, they are a’ changing. Facebook has tweaked its logo for the first time since 2005, and if I hadn’t pointed it out you, you probably wouldn’t have even noticed.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mario Aguilar | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Los Angeles’s Griffith Park is home to miles of hiking trails, the Hollywood Sign, and at least one mountain lion . Now, suddenly, the park has a teahouse, secretly installed by a group of anonymous artists on a hillside overlooking the city.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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If you went looking for Apple Music yesterday on your Windows machine, you probably got a bit confused. Where was the download? Why couldn’t you find it in your iTunes? The answer is that you needed iTunes 12.2, which wasn’t available right away....
From: Gizmodo | By: Sean Hollister | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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We’re living in an age of extremely ambitious urban technology. Floating pools that filter dirty river water. Artificial eco-habitats. And even green parks that sit under cities, nourished by actual sunlight literally piped down from above. Read more......
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Watch your step, Philae! 67P, the comet we landed a space probe on last fall , is apparently riddled with sinkholes. And as the massive ball of ice and dust hurls itself toward the sun, its surface is continuing to evolve.Read more......
From: Io9 | By: Maddie Stone on Gizmodo, shared by Ria Misra to io9 | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Mobile apps have less space to lay out menus and buttons and as a result it’s not always obvious how to do certain tasks within an app. Case in point: Bringing back tabs you’ve recently closed on the mobile version of Safari. Here’s how to do it...
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From: Gizmodo | By: Mario Aguilar | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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