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Sun February 10, 2013
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(Apple Insider)
 
 
 
Surface Pro "sells out" on first day; just like the Zune HD did in 2009
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(Boston.com)
 
 
 
The blizzard of 2013 was not a blizzard
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(Forbes)
 
 
 
Remember "Watson," the computer that beat everyone at Jeopardy? Scientists are using its logic to enable it to make medical diagnoses better than a doctor can. Bonus: the computer is the size of a pizza box
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(Buzzfeed)
 
 
 
Because there's nothing else of importance going on in the world. Here's a brief look into the history of the choker necklace. (There's a PNot safe for work pic, but it's art ...so it should be OK)
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(Buzzfeed)
 
 
 
Super Mario Ghostbusters
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(Telegraph)
 
 
 
Scientists develop glasses to cure color blindness. Still no cure for 3D
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(The New York Times)
 
 
 
It's this guy's fault your phone is so hard to use
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(Mashable)
 
 
 
Awww: Study says more and more little tykes are learning to code. Aw crap: They're doing so to steal your gold points. But relax, it's just a phase... as they mature they'll start going straight for your credit card account
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(Time)
 
 
 
Australian hygiene regulation bans blowing out birthday candles on cakes. Candle makers brace for business to taper off
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(A Server Far Far Away)
 
 
 
Do a traceroute of 216.81.59.173 before you read TFA. Your inner "Star Wars" geek will thank me
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(Discovery)
 
 
 
Artist decodes stray DNA of strangers to produce life-like pictures of them
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Sat February 09, 2013
(Wired)
 
 
 
"You have entered a 100 mile wide 4th Amendment Free Zone. Please submit your electronic devices to the mouth-breathing TSA agent for download of bank account details and boobie pics. Thank you"
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(UPI)
 
 
 
Antarctic ozone hole getting smaller, Leon getting larger
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(Kotaku)
 
 
 
Hasbro orders the Friendship is Magic: Fighting is Magic project to be taken to the glue factory
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(Slate)
 
 
 
"In liberals' dreams, this Is what America's high-speed rail network looks like." Gee only 18 hours from NY to LA eating Amtrak food? Who wouldn't spend 200 billion for that?
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(Denver Post)
 
 
 
1:5 of Facebook's adult users have quit the site, 3:5 taking an "extended break". Remaining adult users can have a seat over there
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(APM Marketplace)
 
 
 
Designer face masks, pricey Swiss air filters, and whole-house bubble domes. Science fiction or just your average day in Northern China?
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(PC Magazine)
 
 
 
NASA to host an impromptu Google Hangout with ISS crew for Google+'s remaining 150 users
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(NPR)
 
 
 
Scientists find a way to improve on the buttered-toast-and-a-cat perpetual motion machine, but find it difficult to fasten the buttered toast to aphids
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(All Things D)
 
 
 
So much for being able to use one social network for everything - LinkedIn blocks "Bang With Professionals" app
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(Buzzfeed)
 
 
 
Here is something for the dirty dirty bibliophiles
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(Dvice)
 
 
 
Dad of the year builds Imperial Star Destroyer cake for his son's birthday party. Bonus video showing Arduino controlled LED hotness
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(TreeHugger)
 
 
 
Remember how in the old days if you wanted to stop an asteroid from colliding with earth you had to assemble a crew of blue-collar misfits to plant a nuclear device in the asteroid's core? Now all you need to do is vandalize it with spray paint
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(Shadowlocked)
 
 
 
Exclusive Dragon's Prophet MMORPG videogame preview. Oh yes, there will be dragons. (Subby thinks Fark should have a 'Dragons' tag.)
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(The Verge)
 
 
 
God has placed a cross on Mars to test our faith
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Fri February 08, 2013
(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
The first song composed and recorded in space actually rocks
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(Kotaku)
 
 
 
Today's "WTF Japan?" moment comes courtesy of an upcoming console game and its very special controller
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(io9)
 
 
 
During its history, the United States were forced to go to war against many different opponents: The British, the Mexicans, the Germans, the Mormons, the KorWAIT WHAT?
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(io9)
 
 
 
Twelve real animals that should be Pokémon
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(PC Magazine)
 
 
 
Forget Java, Flash will screw you over as well
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(Guardian)
 
 
 
Inquiring grammar lovers would like to know, are you an infinitive splitter?
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(Gizmag)
 
 
 
Smooth, elongated digital pen vibrates when you make grammatical errors or exhibit poor penmanship. Yeah, that's right, your bad, naughty penmanship. You like it when I dangle those participles, don't you?
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(Comic Book Critic)
 
 
 
Having run out of young boys, Marvel Comics goes after young girls
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(Geeks Are Sexy)
 
 
 
These watercolor paintings of the Serenity crew will blow you away
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(Huffington Post)
 
 
 
"It's easy to get soft looking skin using inexpensive unusual items" says beauty expert Kitty Litter
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(BBC)
 
 
 
Scottish scientists determine the exact date of the mass dino-extinction: July 26th, 66,035,987 BCE. It was a Tuesday
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(BBC)
 
 
 
Scientists determine that newly discovered 17 million digit prime number has no practical use. Wetness of water still in debate
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(Wired UK)
 
 
 
Propellant-less microwave thruster to the left, physics flame-war to the right
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
An examination of the world of "herpers". No, it has nothing to do with the Politics tab
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(The New York Times)
 
 
 
Sockeye salmon have an internal compass that helps lead them home to spawn. A compass that's delicious when grilled with a light white wine sauce and a dash of fresh herbs
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(The Scientist)
 
 
 
Insects should be part of a healthy balanced die...pthht. Sorry, diet. Had a wing stuck in my teeth
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(Slate)
 
 
 
According to Fox News, solar power just won't work in America. Because it's not sunny here like it is in Germany
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(Gawker)
 
 
 
Did Facebook really break half the Internet last night? Here comes the computer science
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(io9)
 
 
 
This list of the 10 most incompetent space captains in the universe doesn't include Captain Janeway from Voyager, most likely because her incompetency is so obvious that she doesn't need to be listed
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Thu February 07, 2013
(The Atlantic Wire)
 
 
 
If the thought of descending from apes make creationists retch, wait until they hear that scientists now think humans descended from rats
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(Entertainment Weekly)
 
 
 
'Walking Dead' actor to lend 'Mythbusters' a hand
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(Washington Post)
 
 
 
Microsoft: Google doesn't respect your piracy. It's like rain on your Windows installer disc
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
William Shatner calls....Canadian astronaut...in space
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(YouTube)
 
 
 
Behold the glory that is the new extended Aliens: Colonial Marines trailer. Bonus: It makes excellent use of the soundtrack from Moon
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(Proudly Resents)
 
Audio
 
How to host a 24 hour sci-fi movie festival at your house. It's not just for Harvard Grads
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(Phys Org2)
 
 
 
From the No-Shiat Sherlock Research Institute: Drought causes harm to rainforests
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(The Consumerist)
 
 
 
Vine's new age restriction notice relies on the honor system. And we all know that horny teenagers would NEVER lie to a computer
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(Freezenet)
 
 
 
Industry organizations in Canada: Hey guys, great you want to fight spam and all, but what we really want to do is to covertly install spyware on everyone's computers to keep the major record labels happy
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(CNN)
 
 
 
Terrify the girl of your dreams with a zombie teddy bear
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
BMW designs their version of "The Homer" for a 4-year old boy
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(The Verge)
 
 
 
CEO of the Phantom console 2.0 says a new, nearly twice as powerful version will be released every year
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(New Europe)
 
 
 
Microsoft & Symantec took down a cyber crime operation, don't you fark with the big boys
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(The Consumerist)
 
 
 
That little something extra from a cold can of soda that quenches your thirst? It's just the stenotrophomonas maltophilia, pseudomonas luteola, and staphylococcus
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(TG Daily)
 
 
 
And now behold the power of this ski equipped and fully operational Antarctic Research Station
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(The Buzz Kill)
 
 
 
Would you get freaky with someone in a bath tub full of grape juice?
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(Network World)
 
 
 
Tiny Appalachian grade school can't get Wi-Fi and it's not because it's in Appalachia
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(WebMD)
 
 
 
Sunlight now linked to a lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis. Doctors still puzzled why New Yorkers extend their middle finger more fully than anyone in Florida or Arizona
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(New Europe)
 
 
 
Alien overlords may be closer, more numerous than we think
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(Slate)
 
 
 
"We feel that every citizen has a right to communicate, the right to send data without the fear of it being grabbed out of the air and used by criminals, stored by governments, and aggregated by companies that sell it"
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(Slate)
 
 
 
The Great Hacker Photo Hack: how a scrappy computer-nerd collective pranked the tech press
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(Discover)
 
 
 
Foxes use Earth's magnetic field, short skirts, to catch prey
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(The Register)
 
 
 
That comet that's going to wipe us out on December 21 2013 has now been videoed
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Wed February 06, 2013
(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
Your mesmerizing time-suck for the day lets you create your own ethereal Rorschach tests
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(SciFi Now)
 
 
 
Comics guru Mark Millar explains why a Justice League movie is "a good way to lose $200 million"
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(Kotaku)
 
 
 
The next Xbox will require an internet connection to use and will not play second-hand games as new games will ship with a one-time activation code
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(Gizmodo)
 
Video
 
This awesome perpetual motion machine may not be perpetual but it's awesome for sure
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(CNN)
 
 
 
Scientists try to discover the real reason Mary Ingalls went blind, why Nellie Oleson was such a coont
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(Vanderbilt University)
 
 
 
Your Stoner Science Research of the Week: What if moles could smell in stereo, man?
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(Time)
 
 
 
NASA exposes "super tiger" to cosmic rays high over Antarctica. Cool science or superhero origin story?
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(Humans Invent)
 
 
 
Taking old typewriter parts and turning them into sculptures of men
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(Slate)
 
 
 
Pictures that prove the moon landings were a hoax. Andy did you hear about this one? (link fixed)
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(Extreme Tech)
 
 
 
Three words: paper-based electronics
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(io9)
 
 
 
A purpose for the universe? What fresh anthropocentric hell is this now?
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(Slate)
 
 
 
Why not space donkeys? Or space goats? Who among us doesn't want to see a space horse?
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(Forbes)
 
 
 
Researchers give randy moths the ability to drive little robots to hunt down sex partners, spawning a whole new genre of horror/action movies
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(Take Part)
 
 
 
Still no cure for cancer, but here's a cheap way of finding out if you got it or not
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(Pacific Standard Magazine)
 
 
 
Wives who earn more than their husbands are boner killers
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(Ars Technica)
 
 
 
Has someone wrote something about you on the internet you don't like? Plagiarize their writings and then file a bogus DCMA take down notice against the original. Problem solved
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(BBC)
 
 
 
Cockroaches and other insects clean their antenna for the same reason you pick your nose: You're disgusting
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(io9)
 
 
 
Ten insane examples of Superhero PSAs
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Tue February 05, 2013
(Badass Digest)
 
 
 
Yo dawg, we heard you liked Star Wars so we added some more Star Wars to Star Wars
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(Fox News)
 
 
 
Largest Mersenne Prime ever was discovered this week in Missouri. Why it was hiding out in the Midwest subby has no idea
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(Cracked)
 
 
 
Apparently this guy thinks too hard about Etsy
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(io9)
 
 
 
I used to change the world with memes alone, then I took an arrow to the knee
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(Slate)
 
 
 
Ridiculously gorgeous picture of a galaxy being zapped by a black hole's twin death rays. Bonus: it's real science
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(Glasgow Evening Times)
 
 
 
Glasgee scientists confirm 'at erosion oan Mars was caused by liquid water, challenge ye tae a barnie if ye disagree, ye dobber
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(BBC)
 
 
 
Drink up, everybody: after figuring out how to use a 3D printer to create clusters of stem cells, scientists are now one step away from printing out new livers for us
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(Phys Org2)
 
 
 
NOAA offers new red tide alert service. NOW considering similar alerts
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(io9)
 
 
 
If you've ever wanted an anatomy textbook that featured your favorite cyborgs, have we got some good news for you. Your parents also would like you to move out of the basement, but that's a separate issue
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(BBC)
 
 
 
Scientists reconstruct Richard III's face, only to discover he looks remarkably like a decomposed corpse. Just kidding, he bears a disturbing resemblence to those Guy Fawkes masks
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(Science Blogs)
 
 
 
From the Big Bang to you...in 10 run-on sentences
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(Forever a Science)
 
 
 
Old and busted: The two body problem as it pertains to planets. New hotness: The two body problem as it pertains to relationships in academia
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(News.com.au)
 
 
 
Best Mach 1.2 ping pong ball cannon you'll see this week (w/ video)
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(io9)
 
 
 
Not News: People miss Firefly. News: Joss Whedon posts unexplained picture of "Firefly Owner Monthly" magazine on Facebook. Fark: "Getting the most out of your bunk" article included
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(Counsel & Heal)
 
 
 
FDA approves Sun's cancer treatment. So it causes and cures cancer? I think we're getting scammed here
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(Real Clear Science)
 
 
 
Spiders creepiness is due to hydraulic legs...killer venom, B movies, creepy crawliness...but mostly hydraulic legs
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(ABC News)
 
 
 
You know what really grinds my gears? Not having a personal hand dryer at every hand washing station
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(Slate)
 
 
 
The world's smallest street-legal car makes you look like a LEGO astronaut. Bonus: test-driven by Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson
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(Change.org)
 
 
 
Dear Oracle: Please stop bundling crapware with Java. Sincerely, Everybody
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Do you have the intelligence, cunning, and ruthless efficiency to be a member of COBRA?
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(IT World)
 
 
 
Depressing thought: sitting in McDonald's. More depressing thought: sitting in McDonald's because you need their free WiFi to do your homework
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(Sydney Morning Herald)
 
 
 
Australia: Our inovating ISPs were the 1st to bring you crappy monthly download limits. Let me present you with our latest idea, P2P traffic shaping
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(Mining)
 
 
 
Scientists discover bacteria that poops gold
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Mon February 04, 2013
(USA Today)
 
 
 
It gets better. Here comes the science
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(Casper Star-Tribune)
 
 
 
Things for teens to do in a small, middle of nowhere town: Going to keggers, tipping cows, building nuclear fusion reactors in the shed. Wait, what?
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(Engadget)
 
 
 
Apple product placement is getting a bit out of hand in the new Netflix series "House of Cards"
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(Kotaku)
 
 
 
Anti-gun nuts rant against guy visiting the Bungie studios holding up a Halo prop
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(Science News Magazine)
 
 
 
We need to get the message out ... "Kick the kids outside"
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(Wairarapa Times-Age (NZ))
 
 
 
Why yes, we'd be happy to provide you with broadband service just like all of your neighbors have. A technician will be there between 8-5, approximately 480 days from now
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(SeattlePI)
 
 
 
Apparently Kramer was correct about how far your car can go on empty
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(Ecorazzi)
 
 
 
Wolverine listed as threatened species due to climate change, Magneto
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(Humans Invent)
 
 
 
The breathable human skin-like material that could kill off air conditioning
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(Digital Spy)
 
 
 
Madden NFL 25 is given an August release date, now promises to be so realistic that you can actually smell the deer-antler spray
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(This Is Colossal)
 
 
 
Man takes 7 years to create the most intricate maze ever. Difficulty: No corn involved
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