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You can finally watch Microsoft’s ‘E.T.’ documentary on Xbox

What a long, strange trip it’s been. Microsoft’s effort to document the excavation of all those fabled E.T. The Extraterrestrial game cartridges from a New Mexico landfill — and Atari’s downfall — is finally watchable on Xbox Video. As Variety…

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Nov/14
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You can use Twitter activity to track unemployment

Governments aren’t usually quick to react to changes in demographics. They frequently have to take surveys that are not only slow, but don’t always paint a complete picture of what’s going on. Researchers at the Autonomous University of Madrid have…

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Nov/14
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This short animation about exploring space is as good as Interstellar

There might not be anything more awesome than going to space. It’s an incredible achievement and the idea of exploring the unknown is fascinating. But as this short animation called Solus by Zac Dixon for Identity Visuals shows, it can get quite lonely. Watch it, it’s nearly as good as any feature.
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Nov/14
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12 things that look surprisingly awesome when cut in half

I don’t know about you, but I love to see things cut in half. Sometimes they are boring, but most of the times they are incredible, like the mechanical calculator shown above. It’s hard to believe this metal mess works. Here’s more stuff that looks awesome stuff when cut in half.
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Nov/14
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​Amazon rumored to be preparing travel site that offers hotel bookings

Are you ready to spend even more money at Amazon? According to Skift, Amazon is preparing its own travel service, focused on independent hotels and resorts near major US cities, including New York, Los Angeles and Seattle. The travel news site…

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21
Nov/14
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Engadget Daily: ‘The Imitation Game,’ Ricoh’s upgraded 360-degree camera, and more!

Alan Turing has long been regarded as the father of modern computing. Why? We’re glad you asked. Today, we dive into the history of the Turing machine, go hands-on with Ricoh’s new Theta camera, and take a look at Corning’s new Gorilla Glass 4. Read…

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Nov/14
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Watch a chef beautifully put food on a plate like it’s an art form

Food all goes down the same but there’s so much beauty in food and each ingredient that chefs like Niki Nakayam of Los Angeles Japanese Kaiseki restaurant n/naka turn the idea of putting plate of food into an art form. You’re no longer eating protein and vegetables, but edible art on a plate.
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Nov/14
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The process of turning raw cow hide into leather is really gross

Leather is beautiful and luxurious and natural and one of the great materials of the world. However, it’s absolutely gross to make. Here’s the process of tanning raw hide into high quality leather. You’ll see gray goops, a lot of residue, dumps of bizarre liquids and more. Worth it? I guess.
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Nov/14
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Hydrogel injections could increase survival chances for wounded soldiers

If a team of researchers from MIT and Texas A&M University have their way, wounded soldiers will have soon have a better chance of survival. The project is a biodegradable gelatin that once injected, helps with blood coagulation, cutting down on…

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Nov/14
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Senator Al Franken questions Uber about its privacy policy, ‘God View’

Uber’s PR nightmare of a week is getting even worse, as Senator Al Franken has joined those questioning the service about its ethics and commitment to user privacy. In a letter (PDF), Franken laid out ten specific questions for CEO Travis Kalanick to…

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Nov/14
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How Guardians of the Galaxy should have ended

Guardians of the Galaxy was one of the best movies of the year and probably one of the funnest movies I’ve seen in a long while but it also had its fair share of logic gaps that were glossed over. HISHE hilarious fixed the movie by changing some scenes in the movie so it all [...]

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Nov/14
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Short film: What you need to know about vaping and e-cigarettes

Vaping and e-cigarettes are everywhere these days. More and more people are carrying around those cylindrical metal flutes and blowing out giant cloud puffs that it all seems so common. But because the industry is so new, no one really knows what’s going to happen. The New Yorker made this short doc to find out.
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Nov/14
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Tech companies want you to have free web encryption

Ideally, you’d encrypt everything you do on the web to keep it away from spies and thieves. However, getting a security certificate to enable that encryption on your own site can be both costly and difficult — many people don’t even bother. That’s…

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Nov/14
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IBM’s new email app learns your habits to help get things done

Email can be overwhelming, especially at work; it can take a while to get back to an important conversation or project. IBM clearly knows how bad that deluge can be, though, since its new Verse email client is built to eliminate as much clutter as…

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Nov/14
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Congress Has Killed NSA Reform

Freedom has died, quite literally.
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Nov/14
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Stop Reading This and Go Watch Chelsea Peretti’s New Stand-Up Special

Chelsea Peretti’s new stand-up special on Netflix is amazing. Seriously, why are you reading this and not watching it right now? I honestly don’t care if you’ve seen it before. Stop reading and go watch it. Again.
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Nov/14
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What’s on your HDTV: ‘GTA V’, ‘State of Affairs’, ‘Lilyhammer’, F1

We meet again. Last year GTA V debuted on on the Xbox 360 and PS3, and now a refreshed version is ready to ship on new-gen consoles (PC ships next year). The PS4 and Xbox One have 1080p, 30fps presentations with a slew of upgrades, you can check out…

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Nov/14
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What if your game console only allowed one move per day?

Video games are usually high action affairs, requiring a flurry of activity in order to progress to the next stage, and ultimately complete the title. A New York-based designer is out to rethink how those games are played with a trio of diminutive…

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Nov/14
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The Oxford Dictionaries 2014 Word of the Year is ‘Vape’

The Oxford Dictionaries 2014 word of the year has arrived. And that word is… vape. As in "I vape so hard I grew a robot lung, bro."
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Nov/14
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TLC: Creep

Apropos of nothing, here’s a TLC classic. If this song were a person, this year it would be able to have its first legal drink.
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