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Google Maps turned your streets into Pac-Man today

Your streets can be an iconic arcade game right now. Google Maps has a Pac-Man option just in time for April Fool’s Day. With the click of a button, your streets will be dotted with yellow pellets and the four famous ghosts. New York City, with its p…

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Mar/15
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Court rules that UberPOP cars can still pick you up in Paris

Uber’s Paris headquarters were recently raided by 25 policement, but a court has now ruled that its disputed UberPOP service is actually honky-dory — for now. The company’s low-cost ridesharing option uses non-professional drivers that French author…

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Mar/15
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Helicopter Sparks Draw a Beautiful Galaxy on the Night Sky

It is always a pleasure to see the Kopps-Etchells Effect in such perfect form. The sparks from this U.S. Marines helicopter form a starry ring around the edge of the blades—a the result of static electricity created by friction between the dust and the metal blades moving through the air.
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Mar/15
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Amazon’s New Dash Buttons: Just Push to Buy

Just when you thought American capitalism had reached its peak , Amazon is announcing the Dash Button. The idea is simple: You push a branded button, and Amazon ships that brand’s products to your home. The Dash Button is free for Prime Members. Just don’t let the kids near it.
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Mar/15
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Apple’s Tim Cook calls state discrimination laws ‘dangerous’

A number of tech executives have decried state laws that promote discrimination against the LGBT community by allowing companies to refuse service on religious grounds, but Apple CEO Tim Cook is taking his opposition to the next level. The executive …

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Mar/15
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Apple now lets you trade in some of its rivals’ smartphones

Yes, the rumors of Apple expanding its trade-in program were true — the company’s stores are now willing to take your competing smartphone in return for credit toward a new iPhone. If you live in France, Italy, the UK or the US, you can trade in cer…

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Mar/15
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Cut Through the Noise on Twitter with TweetDeck’s Engagement Filter

With 500 million tweets sent into the ether every day, it can be difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff on Twitter. This is one of the areas where power-user-tool-of-choice TweetDeck can lend a hand. It includes an engagement filter to let you focus in on high-profile tweets and cut out the less [...]

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Mar/15
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A Simple Design Tweak May Keep Drunk People From Falling On Train Tracks

The number of deaths linked to drunk passengers who wander off the platform and onto the tracks has steadily increased over the years. But a new study of these falls shows that many of them occur in the same way—and that there might be a few simple ways to prevent some of them.
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Mar/15
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Inhabitat’s Week in Green: e-paper shoes, superhighways and solar ovens

Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week’s most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us — it’s the Week in Green.
Fans of green cars are eagerly awaiting the release of the Tesla Model X, but you won’t have to wait to s…

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Mar/15
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HTC’s One E9+ is its latest phablet with a stunning screen

Just like that, HTC has quietly — well, maybe unintentionally — unveiled its latest phablet on its China website. With some minor differences, the One E9+ is pretty much what we saw on the certification database earlier this month. The biggest sell…

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Mar/15
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Inmate Walks Free After Emailing Release Instructions to Prison Staff

An inmate who was in prison for multiple charges of fraud is apparently up to his old tricks. Posing as a senior court clerk, Neil Moore, 28, used an illicit mobile phone to email fake bail instructions to prison staff, who released him. Well, that’s embarrassing.
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Mar/15
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Citizen Scientists Are Helping NASA Map the Aurora Like Never Before

The aurora borealis that took place on St. Patrick’s day was spectacular , but aside from being the strongest geomagnetic storm in a decade, there’s another reason it was special. It was the first time that thousands of citizen scientists tweeted about the aurora to help NASA construct a detailed global map of the [...]

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Mar/15
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HTC One M9, law-abiding cars and other stories you might’ve missed!

Saturday is finally here and it’s a great time to catch up this week’s top stories. We review the HTC One M9, learn about Ford’s new car that will force you to obey the speed limit and get all the details on the best cheap WiFi router that you can bu…

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Mar/15
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NASA is working with Russia on a new space station

Russia is teaming up with the USA to build ISS 2.0 once the current one’s funding runs out in 2024 — at least according to Russia Today and state news agency TASS. The country’s space agency, Roscosmos threatened in February to use the Russian ISS m…

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Mar/15
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To Feed the World, We May Need to Hack Photosynthesis

One of the biggest challenges of the 21st century will be figuring out how to feed our rising global population. Now, some scientists are making the radical claim that growing more food won’t be enough—we literally need to hack photosynthesis.
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Mar/15
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This 3D-Printed Predicta Will Transport You to the 1950’s

Once upon a time, long before Twitter or Xbox live, you could turn on a TV that looked a lot like this and watch spacemen valiantly defeat their enemies with rayguns and plutonium-powered rockets. We can’t travel back to that simpler age, but we can re-create the experience using 3D printing.
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Mar/15
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Google loses bid to block Safari privacy lawsuit in the UK

Back in February 2012, the Wall Street Journal revealed how Google was able to quietly bypass privacy settings in Safari and track the sites people were browsing. The company eventually paid a $22.5 million penalty to the FTC, and now a group of Brit…

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Mar/15
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Windows Phone’s third party Periscope app lets you watch live streams

Live streaming apps like Twitter’s Periscope and Meerkat are all the rage right now, but so far they’ve only been accessible to iPhone users. Enter Telescope, a third-party Periscope app for Windows Phone, which opens up the service’s live streams to…

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Mar/15
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io9 Hilarious TV Ads From The Dawn Of The Home Computer Era | Jalopnik Mercedes Is Building A Mid-Si

io9 Hilarious TV Ads From The Dawn Of The Home Computer Era | Jalopnik Mercedes Is Building A Mid-Sized Luxury Pickup, World Has Gone Mad | Jezebel Victoria’s Big Fuckin’ Secret: Your Returned Underwear Gets Shredded | Kotaku It’s Friday, Why Not Play Some Super Mario 64 in Your Browser? |
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Mar/15
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The fascinating underworld living in flood channels beneath Las Vegas

Around 400 people live inside the flood channels underneath Las Vegas and it’s such a fascinating underworld that is so different from the neon-lit indulgence and styrofoam extravagance that Sin City is known for. Matthew O’Brien has been visiting the community for 12 years and takes a tour of it in this video.
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