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Sep/14
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Oculus lets you tinker with the code and design of its first VR headset

If you’ve ever wanted to modify a virtual reality headset (or even create one from scratch), Oculus VR just gave you a big head start on your project. The Facebook-owned firm has opened up the code, mechanical elements and design for its first VR…

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Sep/14
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Oculus Rift’s new prototype brings out the best in virtual reality

Presence. It’s the ability of VR headsets to fool your mind and body into thinking that you are actually in a virtual world, and that experience is what Oculus seeks to deliver with its latest prototype. Codenamed Crescent Bay, it’s an evolution of…

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20
Sep/14
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The Only iPhone 6 Unboxing Video You’ll Actually Want to See

What is it with unboxing videos? At best, they’re poorly-focused movies of disembodied hands fumbling with packaging. At worst, they’re a platform for some jerk to brag about his new gadget. Trust me—this is the only iPhone 6 unboxing video that won’t make you retch.
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20
Sep/14
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Ring In the Autumn With Neil Young’s Harvest

Right around this time every year, when the thermometer quits dipping its toes in the sub-60s range and does a cannonball into coldness, the radio station in my head switches format. No more blistering summer tracks. It’s fall now—time for some Neil Young.
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19
Sep/14
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Alibaba IPO makes it worth $231 billion, more than Amazon and eBay combined

We’d heard that the US IPO for Chinese company Alibaba could be among the biggest ever, and it did not disappoint. Closing at a stock price of $93.89, it raised $21.8 billion for the company and is the biggest IPO in US history. According to…

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19
Sep/14
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We’re taking over Los Angeles on October 3rd

Austin, Seattle and Boston welcomed our Engadget Live tour this year with open arms and before we gear up for Engadget Expand, we’re heading to one more city: Los Angeles. Grab your free tickets and join us at the Belasco Theater on October 3rd at…

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19
Sep/14
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How much a European city has changed in 100 years

My favorite thing about these then and now type of videos that show what the world used to look like versus what it looks like now is not seeing what has changed but seeing how much has actually stayed the same. This video shows the 100 year difference at Alkmaar in the Netherlands.
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19
Sep/14
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This Is the Best Movie for Food Porn

Before Ang Li made big blockbuster movies with CGI tigers and swordsmen flying on wires, he made small family dramas, the most mouthwatering of which is Eat Drink Man Woman.
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18
Sep/14
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You got served … on Facebook :(

It’s made you distrustful and toyed with your emotions and now a Staten Island Support Magistrate has deemed Facebook an acceptable vehicle for your legal woes. According to the New York Post,
Gregory Gliedman ruled that Noel Biscocho could use the…

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18
Sep/14
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Not all of Samsung’s curved displays are gigantic

Want a curved display from Samsung but don’t quite have the scratch to bring one of its gigantic models home? Maybe try the 27-inch S27D590C monitor on for size when it releases at some ambiguous point in the future. The firm seems to be targeting…

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18
Sep/14
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This TSA Checkpoint Is Carved Entirely Out Of Wood

Would a trip through airport security be a little better if it looked like this? Roxy Paine, a New York artist, has painstakingly whittled every last detail of a TSA checkpoint, rendering everything from the X-ray monitor to the plastic boxes for our belongings in smooth, sanded maple.
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18
Sep/14
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The epic slow motion shots of Zack Snyder’s movies

When I first saw 300, it felt like I was using my eyes for the very first time. The stunning visuals made it feel epic. And though I may not feel the same about other Zack Snyder movies, I still enjoy watching them because if you use enough slow motion like he does, you can [...]

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17
Sep/14
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It only takes $9,000 to join this social network

True or False: You don’t go on Facebook anymore, because it’s such a drag not being able to talk about your private jet’s new upholstery. After all, a few of your old friends post regularly about student debt and (gasp) mortgage payments, and it’ll…

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17
Sep/14
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Amazon’s new budget tablets include 6- and 7-inch sizes, as well as a kids edition

Here’s the funny thing about Amazon: Because it’s already selling you stuff, it has an easy way of knowing when a product category is starting to take off. Case in point: budget tablets. After reading lots of user reviews complaining about cheap,…

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17
Sep/14
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Guy removes harness to walk on a narrow plank in the sky

Mount Hua is a picturesque mountain that stretches 7000 feet into the sky in China with a plank walk that’s absolutely terrifying even with a harness on. So naturally, Mark Laurence decided to remove his harness and take a stresful stroll on the impossibly narrow path.
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17
Sep/14
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This Keyboard Autocompletes Text to Emoji and Saves Your Favorite Combos

You downloaded iOS 8 . You checked out the hidden features . We gave you some suggestions on cool keyboards to try, but ugh—who wants to use words? Keymoji is here to phase out the pesky letters from all your digital communication.
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16
Sep/14
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iOS 8 review: Some overdue updates, but well worth the wait

Out with the old, in with the new. That was the theme of last year’s iOS update, known as iOS 7, which ushered in a flat new design. Although Apple threw in some new functionality as well, it was clear the company was mainly focused on giving its…

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16
Sep/14
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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus review: bigger and better, but with stiffer competition

To say that Apple’s doing things differently would be an understatement. With the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, the company introduced two new high-end phones at the same time, both with a complete redesign and a much larger…

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16
Sep/14
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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Meta-Review: Bigger and Better (And Bigger)

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus stretch Apple’s formula to much greater sizes than ever before, while bringing a potentially game-changing mobile payments option alongside typical upgrades like processors and cameras. They’ve got a slick new design, and boast the latest version of iOS as well. What do top critics think of all [...]

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16
Sep/14
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Report: Android’s Material Design Will Take a Rolling Pin to Play Store

When Google introduced its Material Design manifesto to the world at I/O , it was made clear that it was only a matter of time before flat design took over the entire Googleverse — starting, it would seem, with the Play Store.
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