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Apr/14
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‘Cosmos’ brings Neil deGrasse Tyson’s moustache to Blu-ray and DVD in June

If you’ve missed a few episodes of the Cosmos revival or maybe just want to fill the universe-sized hole in your media rack, the series hits Blu-ray and DVD this summer. Come June 10th (two days after the final episode airs), you’ll be able to watch…

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Apr/14
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Your connected home could one day save your life

Consider this scenario: Randall is an elderly man living alone. He’s doing pretty well — until one day he has a mild stroke. In the weeks that follow, he’s not as active as usual, getting up later and not leaving the house. Motion detectors, a…

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Apr/14
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All the Weird Toys From Your Childhood

I don’t know you. I don’t know where you’re from or what you look like or how old you are. You might be a judge or a cook or a priest or a clown. I don’t know. But what I’m pretty sure about is that at one point or another, you’ve been involved with most [...]

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Apr/14
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An Orchestra of Drones Will Rule Mankind With Sweet Tunes

Okay, yes, these drones look adorable zipping around and playing keyboards and drums like a swarm of musical bees. Don’t let them charm you. It’s all part of their plan. First you start to trust them, then they take over mankind. Stay strong. Stay…wait, are they playing bells? Aww, they’re so cute!
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Apr/14
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Time Warner Cable will sell a $99 Fan TV box that streams cable TV and internet video

Last summer Fanhattan showed off its Fan TV box that promised to put cable TV on the same level as internet streaming services, but with the odd twist that cable TV providers would be the ones to sell it. After a short test period with Cox Cable last…

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Apr/14
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Leaks hint at a sleeker UI and a Google Now-like service on the LG G3

The latest rumors about LG’s G3 handset have mentioned a Quad HD display, but now it’s time to take a look at what you’ll see on that screen. According to leaked screenshots acquired by Digital Trends, the upcoming smartphone will feature a…

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Apr/14
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Esquire editor Ryan D’Agostino will be taking over as Editor-in-Chief at Popular Mechanics in a few

Esquire editor Ryan D’Agostino will be taking over as Editor-in-Chief at Popular Mechanics in a few weeks. Godspeed Ryan, we can’t wait to see what you do with it!
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Apr/14
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This Insane Interactive Album Shows You Every Single Note

Electronic music duo George and Jonathan dropped their new record, III, overnight in the form of an interactive website that shows you a visualization of every single note that’s played on the record. It’s hypnotic.
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Apr/14
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Samsung Gear Fit review: a messy merger of fitness band and smartwatch

Fitness trackers and smartwatches come a dime a dozen, but devices that combine the best of both? Still exceedingly rare. Now, however, Samsung thinks it has the perfect solution in the Gear Fit, a fitness band with a beautiful, curved screen, as…

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Apr/14
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The evolution of mortality in America, presented as beautiful graphs

While everyone (and everything) dies in time, just how and when they die has changed a lot in the past few decades; it’s not necessarily clear how you’re likely to kick the bucket. Thankfully, Bloomberg has used visual data to make sense of death…

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Apr/14
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Can Eating Poppy Seeds Really Cause You to Fail a Drug Test?

When Elaine on Seinfeld failed a drug test after eating a poppy seed muffin back in the 1996 episode "The Shower Head," the idea that you could fail a drug test after eating poppy seeds took off. Turns out, this wasn’tyet another Hollywood writer invention—you really can potentially fail a drug test if you eat [...]

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21
Apr/14
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The 4K Monitor You’ve Been Waiting For, iTunes Credit, Pocket Jamboxes

In the past, you might have needed two monitors to have enough computing real estate, but the coming wave of 4K displays promises to change that. Gamers might want to take note as well. Samsung’s forthcoming 28" 4K display is listed at $700, which is already a steal, but you can grab yours on [...]

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20
Apr/14
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IRL: Kogan’s Agora HD, a $189 smartphone made obsolete by the Moto G

Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we’re using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment.
When I first came across Kogan at last year’s CES, it was…

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20
Apr/14
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Gadget Rewind 2006: Lego Mindstorms NXT

It’s our 10th birthday, and to celebrate we’ll be revisiting some of the key devices of the last decade. So please be kind, rewind.
Lego, the popular toy brick maker, graduated from simple plastic playthings in 1998 when it released its Mindstorms…

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Apr/14
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Advanced Concrete Could Last More Than A Century Without Maintenance

A new water-repellant concrete impregnated with tiny superstrong fibers promises to leave roads and bridges free of major cracks for up to 120 years.
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20
Apr/14
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Think You Know Basic Physics? This Balloon Will Prove You Wrong

When you have a balloon floating in a car and start driving, instead of getting thrown back, it actually flies forward. What? Are balloons immune to inertia? Is physics broken? Nope. As SmarterEveryDay explains, it actually makes perfect sense, as science always does.
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19
Apr/14
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Play: The frantic, fun and infuriating Trials Fusion

Some games are so challenging, frustrating and physically draining that your controller could easily explode against the nearest wall at any second. Trials Fusion is one of those games: A repetitive, soul-destroying platformer that’ll have you…

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Apr/14
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OnePlus One phone and its swappable covers leak out in new pictures

Former Oppo exec Pete Lau announced his plans to make “the perfect smartphone” a few months ago, and now the OnePlus One is almost here. Its launch is scheduled for April 23rd, but Android Authority points out these pictures posted on a forum that…

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Apr/14
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How To Pass a Urine Test (Or At Least Stand a Fighting Chance)

You’ve got enough to worry about for that upcoming job interview without stressing over whether or not you’ll be judged by what you pee into a cup. And sometimes it’s just too late to go all the way straight-and-narrow. Fortunately there are ways of maximizing the chance that your future employment won’t be sidetracked by [...]

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Apr/14
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Why Vinyl Is the Only Worthwhile Way to Own Music

On any given Tuesday in the 90s, I would hustle to the record store after school to gawk at the new releases. Occasionally, I would take a CD home, greedily tear it open, pop it into my boombox, and listen while I pretended to do my homework. This wonderful experience has no value any more. [...]

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