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Jul/14
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This floating 3D video shows ‘Star Wars’ holograms are closer than we think

Thanks to Princess Leia’s famous Star Wars plea, true holograms rank just behind flying cars as tech we want, nay deserve to have in our lifetimes — and Tupac-style flimflam won’t cut it. Now, an exhibition from artists Chris Helson and Sarah…

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Jul/14
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Korean baseball team recruits robots as stand-ins for fans

In South Korea, the Hanwha Eagles baseball team has gained a bunch of new fans that’ll never abandon them even if they lose every game they play. After all, these new die-hard supporters are robots — stomping, chanting, Mexican waving faceless…

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28
Jul/14
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Nope, this isn’t how NASA gets ready to roast a chicken.

Nope, this isn’t how NASA gets ready to roast a chicken. In fact, this image shows its engineers testing the sunshield for the NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. The size of a tennis court, it folds up like an umbrella—so has to be tested extensively to make sure the five layers of thin membrane [...]

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28
Jul/14
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Report: Apple Is Buying Talk-Radio App Swell For $30 Million

A report by Re/Code suggests that Apple is buying—and swallowing whole—the talk-radio app Swell for $30 million.
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27
Jul/14
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Homer for iPhone lets you peek at the apps your friends use

Ever had the urge to peek at your friends’ phone screens, whether it’s to learn about their favorite apps or simply pry into their digital lives? Well, you can now do that without having to either strike up an awkward conversation or get overly nosy….

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27
Jul/14
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Turn your Android phone into a PC gamepad with this new app

So you want a gamepad to play that new platformer on your Windows PC, but you don’t relish the idea of buying an expensive peripheral that will collect dust after you’re done. Are you stuck using the keyboard? Not if Ideum has its way — it’s…

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27
Jul/14
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This Week’s Top Comedy Video: 1-800-Adopt-A-Dude

There’s an epidemic sweeping this nation: grown-ass men, unable to take even the most basic care of themselves. For just the cost of a cup of coffee every day, you can help these adult dudes act like adults. Won’t you please call today?
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27
Jul/14
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Blitzen Trapper: American Goldwing

Blitzen Trapper’s 2011 album American Goldwing gets its namesake from Honda’s huge, heavy, highway-devouring touring motorcycle. And it’s fitting, because there ain’t many albums that live up to the term "road music" the way this one does.
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26
Jul/14
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David Attenborough’s next 3D nature doc and new VR experiences are coming soon

The 3D hype may have died down from its peak a few years ago, but Sir David Attenborough is continuing to make use of the technology (check after the break for a video explaining some of the infatuation with it) for his critically acclaimed nature…

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26
Jul/14
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​The Tesla Model S doesn’t have onboard navigation in China

Take a Tesla Model S for a spin in the US or Europe, and you’ll have the help of a integrated navigation system to help you find your way. In China, you’ll have to unfold a traditional, paper map. Local drivers are learning that the country’s…

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26
Jul/14
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Video of the Pizza Thrower in action: It actually fires 14-inch pizzas!

Holy crap, it’s real! As this new video shows, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Pizza Thrower—a full scale 12-foot-long version of the classic toy—actually works, throwing pizzas fast and far enough to actually hurt people with dough, cheese, and pepperoni projectiles. They should really call it the Pizza Tank.
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26
Jul/14
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Clever crow knows exactly how to solve different puzzles to get food

I love it when animals can solve puzzles and problems that I can’t even figure out. Here’s a crow going through a bunch of different exercises to show its understanding of size, weight, density, the elements and even the amount of effort it should put in to a puzzle to win its reward.
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25
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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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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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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