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Jul/14
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Sky spends £5 billion to become one of Europe’s biggest pay-TV operators

Rumors of an assault on Europe have circled for quite some time, but today BSkyB has finally made a move to expand its pay-TV empire outside of the UK. The company today announced it has agreed to pay 21st Century Fox a total of £4.9 billion ($8.33…

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25
Jul/14
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‘Ulysses’ is coming to life thanks to virtual reality

Look, there’s nothing to be ashamed of if you’ve been plowing through James Joyce’s Ulysses for the past, oh, decade. It’s such a challenging read, that a developer thought it best to create some sort of a virtual reality world based on the piece…

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25
Jul/14
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These beige bars somehow turn into frozen fish sticks

Hmm, frozen fish sticks sure start off looking suspiciously like the protein blocks from Snowpiercer and you know how that turned out (if you watched the movie). But this all fish! Minced cod, to be exact. The frozen blocks of fish supposedly trap the flavor and are presumably more efficient to ship.
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25
Jul/14
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Missile launch looks like hilarious fail until you see what happens next

When I started to watch this video I thought "oh, that’s funny, a failed missile launch." Obviously, it didn’t fail at all. That’s exactly how the nuclear-capable anti-submarine missile RPK-2 Viyuga is launched: Just throw it in the water and it will come alive to deliver its warhead up to 28 miles away.
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24
Jul/14
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Future phones could house a terabyte of storage

You may think that the 3GB of memory in your new smartphone is hot stuff, but that pales in comparison with what Rice University has in store. Its scientists have detailed a form of resistive RAM (RRAM) that can be made using regular equipment at…

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24
Jul/14
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LG sells a record 14.5 million smartphones as profits nearly triple

LG has just reported a record quarter for mobile phone sales, showing that it’s taking advantage of a slump from arch-rival Samsung. LG sold 14.5 million handsets over the last quarter, its highest total ever and 20 percent more than last year –…

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24
Jul/14
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This is the coolest object disintegration video I’ve ever seen

We have featured time-lapse videos of objects being sanded down one millimeter at a time before, but this film by Mexican illustrator and animator Simon Gerbaud is the best I’ve ever seen. I would keep watching that shoe GIF forever if there weren’t so many other awesome examples here:
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24
Jul/14
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Chopping down a super tall tree with a chainsaw looks like a lot of fun

It probably requires a lot of planning and a lot of strategic rope placement and a lot of brass balls but once you’re all the way up there and everything is set, chopping down a tree with a chainsaw looks like crazy amounts of fun. This GoPro footage from the chainsaw’s perspective proves that.
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23
Jul/14
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Relive your NES glory days with a gamepad that feels like the real thing

We’ve ripped apart knock-off gadgets more than a few times, but there are moments where a company’s urge to mimic others will pay dividends. Take 8Bitdo’s recently released NES30, for example: the Bluetooth gamepad recreates as much of the NES…

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23
Jul/14
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Technology and recession are cutting into blue collar jobs

The National Bureau of Economic Research just published a paper that confirms what you might have been thinking for a long time now: recession and technology have been putting people out of work. Since we’ve yet to design a self-aware robot or AI…

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23
Jul/14
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This amazing magical tree produces 40 different types of fruit

Sam Van Aken discovered that an old New York state orchard—with varieties of stone fruit 200 years old—was about to be abandoned in 2008. He bought it to save those species but also to experiment: Grafting from the existing trees he created the magical Tree of 40 Fruit, which produces over 40 types of [...]

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23
Jul/14
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8-bit game version of The Avengers would be so much fun to play

I don’t know which Avengers character I would love playing the most in this game. Would it be Iron Man so I get to use his crazy ass suit? Thor, for his long locks and hammer? Captain America’s super shield? Ah, who am I kidding, it’d definitely be The Hulk.
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22
Jul/14
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Google now lets you comment on Photo Spheres

Google’s Photo Spheres can sometimes be a marvel to behold, but it’s not always easy to let the photographer know about it; if you stumble across a picture in the Views portal, for instance, you may be stuck. Or rather, you were stuck. Google has…

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22
Jul/14
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Twitch for Android now puts the biggest game streams front and center

If you regularly catch up on eSports or “let’s play” sessions while on the move, today’s your lucky day. Twitch has revamped its Android app with a fresh interface that lets you get to the biggest game streams as quickly as possible, with…

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22
Jul/14
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I don’t know where buildings start or end in this crazy Hong Kong photo

National Geographic’s Photo of the Day—captured by Simon Kwan—shows Hong Kong in all its glorious urban madness. When I first saw it I thought it was a collage made with multiple shots and mirrored images. It’s not. It’s just the city photographed from Beacon Hill.
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22
Jul/14
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EPA: Protecting Our Water, Doing Okay-ish on Kim Kardashian Hollywood

Apparently, someone over at the EPA can’t stop playing Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, either .
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21
Jul/14
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You can now listen to headphones through your hoodie

So you just bought a flashy pair of headphones, and you’re worried that your hoodie might prevent you from flaunting your new gear. Are you stuck? Not if you pick up Betabrand’s upcoming Audio Engineer jacket. Its hood is made of the same…

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21
Jul/14
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How would you change Kobo’s Aura HD e-reader?

Canadian e-reader company Kobo had a dream. That dream was to ignore commercial convention and ask its most hardcore of users what they would want from their dream e-reader — a bit like How Would You Change, in that respect. The result was the Aura…

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21
Jul/14
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Watch NASA’s Full TV Broadcast of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing Right Here

Exactly 45 years ago today, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to set foot on the moon. And right now, NASA is replaying the full TV broadcast from that fateful day in real-time. Watch it below—it’s just as exhilarating today as it must have been 45 years ago.
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21
Jul/14
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Someone Finally Built the Ultimate Urban Bike

The road to building a dream bike is fraught with potholes—it’s easy to throw together a bunch of wacky ideas into a build and end up with something very far from perfect. This is not one of those bikes. This is Horse Bicycles’s "Merge," a collaboration with Pensa Design Studios, who set out to build [...]

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