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As America's least likeable plutocrat rounds out his first 100 days in office, we're taking a look at other centennial achievements from the world of technology. Google and Facebook were named as victims in $100 million scam, Instagram now boasts 700...

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Categories: after math, aftermath, entertainment, facebook, gear, google, internet

With Karen's laser cutting design skills and Felix's soldering, the team has created a prototype of the logic board game using Karen's magnetic clasp design. Now it's time to give the concept a test run with help from The Game Craft proprietor JT...

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Categories: benheck, benheckshow, diy, do it yourself, doityourself, element14, gear, thebenheckshow, video

If you're going to 3D-print rocket parts, you'd want to make them out of metal to handle the stress, right? Not necessarily. MIT has successfully test-fired what it believes is the first completely 3D-printed rocket motor to be made with plastic casi...

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Categories: 3dprinting, engine, gear, mit, motor, plastic, rocket, science, space, tomorrow, transportation, video

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Apple will still repair your first-gen Apple Watch if it breaks due to battery issues even if it's already older than two years. The tech titan has extended its wearable's repair coverage related to battery woes to last two years instead of one, acco...

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Categories: apple, applewatch, battery, gear, smartwatch, warranty, warrantyextension, wearables

Apparently, public pressure works... to a degree. Tesla has reintroduced automatic emergency braking to the Model S and Model X through an update after their continued omission led Consumer Reports to lower its ratings for the electric cars. It's a t...

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Categories: automaticbraking, automaticbrakingsystem, automaticemergencybraking, consumerreports, electriccar, electricvehicle, ev, gear, models, modelx, safety, tesla, transportation

Back in 2015, Amazon launched a program called Underground that gave users free access to paid Android apps and in-app purchases. For those who've never heard of it before, you can think of it as a way to find applications you never knew existed or t...

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Categories: amazon, amazonunderground, android, apps, freeapps, gear, internet

Earth might not have been the best place to set up home during the Archaean era but life nevertheless managed to establish a foothold in the form of single-celled microbes that thrived in its iron-rich and oxygen-free ancient oceans. Although much of this period remains a mystery, micro-organisms residing in the still cool depths of Canada's Boreal Shield lakes could shed light on our early origin story that began more than 2.5 billion years ago... Continue Reading Want to know what the oceans...

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Categories: science, lisa-ann lee

If you're starting a new gaming festival, having Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima aboard is a good way to prove you mean business. That was the case for the inaugural Tribeca Games Festival, which featured Kojima in a keynote conversation tonigh...

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Categories: art, av, deathstranding, entertainment, gaming, geoffkeighley, hideokojima, metalgearsolid, tribeca2017

Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk is sharing yet another vision for the future and this time it's totally underground. The originator of the Hyperloop, purveyor of snazzy solar panels and man with a plan to connect our brains showed off a concept for escaping rush hour traffic via high-speed conveyance through a network of tunnels at TED in Vancouver on Friday. .. Continue Reading Elon Musk shows how his Boring Company plans to tunnel under traffic Category: Automotive Tags: ...

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Categories: automotive, eric mack

Califonia's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will soon review the new set of proposed regulations that could change how testing works in the state. If the proposals are approved, we might see some truly unmanned autonomous vehicles with no steering...

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Categories: apple, autonomouscartests, california, gear, tesla, transportation

Turkey may have just stepped up its efforts to quash online free speech. The country has blocked Wikipedia for supposedly running a "smear campaign" by allowing articles claiming that the Turkish government was coordinating with militant groups. The...

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Categories: censorship, gear, internet, politics, turkey, wikimedia, wikipedia

Many SpaceX rocket landings have gotchas for viewers. Drone ship landings frequently mean shaky satellite video feeds, and nighttime launches just aren't very photogenic. You're about to have a much better look, however. SpaceX is launching a US spy...

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Categories: falcon9, gear, nrol-76, reusablerocket, rocket, space, spacex, video

President Trump and Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt aren't exactly fans of climate science, and they're scaling back the EPA's website to reflect their views. The EPA has started implementing a site revision that will "reflect the...

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Categories: climatechange, donaldtrump, environment, epa, gear, government, green, politics, science, scottpruitt, tomorrow, trump, whitehouse

As a book, David Eggers' The Circle was a flimsy attack against modern technology culture with occasional bits of insight. As a film, though, it's so disjointed, ridiculous and dull that even Tom Hanks can't save it. Sure, it didn't really have much...

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Categories: av, daveeggers, emmawatson, entertainment, jamesponsoldt, thecircle, tomhanks

You Want Better Beer? Good. Here's a Better Barley Genome Adam Rogers, Wired The beer industry certainly isn't hurting for money these days, but a group of scientists are trying to figure out how to make the beverage even better. They're doing so...

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Categories: austinpowers, beer, billnye, entertainment, fakenews, gaming, gear, geneediting, genetics, internet, lornelanning, oddworld, recommendedreading, recreading, science, soulstorm

Elon Musk made a few revelations about some his newer projects this week, including the electric semi-truck Tesla has been working on since 2016. The automaker promised to unveil the big rig this September, but the Tesla-slash-SpaceX chief has given...

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Categories: electricsemitruck, elonmusk, gear, ted2017, tedtalk, tesla, transportation

Drones are one of the latest gadgets that modern geek culture has sort of glommed onto. And what’s not to like? They’re basically the ultimate RC, and we’ve been tinkering for those for… […] The post Get Into the Drone Game With These Entry Level Options appeared first on Geek.com.

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Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Life imitating art imitating...life? Netflix's series about prison is involved in an actual crime, and Elon Musk is going back into the tunnels. We'll explain.

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Categories: entertainment, gadgetry, gadgets, gaming, gear, themorningafter, tomorrow

The next season of Orange is the New Black isn't supposed to premiere until June 9th, but the first episode has already leaked. That's because a hacker or group of hackers going by the name 'TheDarkOverlord stole the content from a third party, and t...

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Categories: crime, entertainment, gear, hackers, hacking, internet, netflix, orangeisthenewblack, piracy, ransom, security, streaming, thedarkoverlord

Online dating and work chat apps have been separate entities for entirely logical, productive and HR-compliant reasons. But a dating app-maker has decided that the line dividing office life and love life should be blurred with the help of a chatbot f...

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Categories: app, bot, chatbots, feeld, services, slack, slackbot, tomorrow

Just four years after it started, Yik Yak is shutting down. In the past couple of years, issues like bullying have taken a toll on the allure of the anonymous internet, while this app had its own issues with threats and harassment. In a blog post, th...

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Categories: acquihire, anonymous, business, gear, messaging, square, yikyak

The city of Portland has come up with an unusual way to replace diesel fuel. It's going to convert waste methane from sewage into renewable natural gas. That's right -- trucks in the future could run on poop.

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Categories: diesel, green, methane, portland, renewableenergy, tomorrow

Back in December, SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk sent a frustrated tweet vowing to alleviate traffic by grabbing a tunnel-boring machine and going to work. While this seemed like the usual What If thought Musk dispatches to the Twitterverse, it s...

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Categories: elonmusk, spacex, theboringcompany, tomorrow, transportation

Perhaps you like the idea of FPV (first-person view) drone racing, but you're a little uncomfortable with the thought of piloting a rapidly-moving quadcopter through the air. If you are, then maybe FPV car racing would be more to your liking. Although hobbyists have been doing it on a DIY basis for years, there's a relatively low-priced new kit that contains everything you need... Continue Reading FPV car racing is getting kinda gnarly Category: Games Tags: Indiegogo ...

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Categories: games, ben coxworth

Nearly 65 years after the last Indian motorcycle raced in flat track racing, the company's return to the sport has given fans the potential to see a revival of the historical rivalry between it and Harley Davidson. But the path to get here hasn't been easy for the sport or Indian's most recent owner, Polaris... Continue Reading Interview: How Indian Motorcycles made it back into flat track racing Category: Motorcycles Tags: Harley Harley Davidson ...

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Categories: motorcycles, aaron heinrich

For decades, various manufacturers have dabbled in flat-proof bicycle tires that have a solid or foam-filled core. The problem is, those tires tend to be heavy, plus there's no way of adjusting their firmness. Italian startup MrWolf is now offering an alternative, in the form of the Banger. Not only is it lighter and more adjustable than a solid tire, but it reportedly also gives mountain bikers a smoother ride than they'd get with regular tires... Continue Reading Bike tire insert takes on...

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Categories: bicycles, ben coxworth

As the first rocket to put people on the moon, NASA's Saturn V occupies a special place in the history of space exploration. And now it can occupy a special place in your Lego collection, too, with the company today launching an Apollo Saturn V replica Lego kit... Continue Reading Lego launches Saturn V Apollo rocket set Category: Children Tags: Apollo Lego Rocket Toys Related Articles: From Earth to...

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Categories: children, nick lavars

Are active-noise cancelling earplugs – specifically, this US$200 pair from QuietOn – better bringers of silence than passive options like traditional foam or silicone plugs? If so, are they worth the expense? New Atlas reviews... Continue Reading Review: Active noise cancelling earplugs help you get your quiet on Category: Wearables Tags: Earplugs Noise Canceling Wearable Wireless Related Articles: Enjoy...

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Categories: wearables, emily ferron

Rassim Khelifa was standing by a pond in the Swiss Alps collecting insect eggs one day, when he noticed something strange. A dragonfly being hotly pursued by another suddenly took a dive and crashed to the ground, seemingly dead on the spot, before springing back to life and making a grand escape once the coast was clear. The observations that followed confirmed a previously unknown phenomenon – the insect had faked its death to give a wannabe lover the slip. .. Continue Reading Female...

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Categories: biology, nick lavars

Our faces are a key way in which we evaluate each other. We can glean trustworthiness, threat, love and humor from a simple glance at another person's visage. Now, it appears that scientists can ascertain another fact about us simply from looking at our faces – how likely we are to be left-handed... Continue Reading Got this kind of face? You're more likely to be left-handed Category: Biology Tags: University of Washington Related Articles: ...

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Categories: biology, michael franco

Once a mighty European powerhouse, Czech Republic's Jawa never stopped producing motorcycles throughout its 88-year history. As times change along with emission rules, Jawa introduces the 350 OHC as a four-stroke tribute to one of its most popular historic two-stroke models, the 350 Type 634... Continue Reading Jawa plots four-stroke future for its iconic 350 Category: Motorcycles Tags: Motorcycle Vintage Related Articles: Moto...

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Categories: motorcycles, spiros tsantilas

Norway's Oslo Airport has received a smart-looking new terminal extension courtesy of local architects Nordic – Office of Architecture. Featuring an attractive curved form, the building is hailed as the "world's greenest terminal" by the firm and certainly boasts an impressive amount of sustainable and energy-efficient design. .. Continue Reading Sustainable design takes flight at Oslo's airport terminal extension Category: Architecture Tags: Airports BREEAM ...

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Categories: architecture, adam williams

It's Fender Custom Shop's 30th birthday this year, and the firm began the celebrations in January with a NAMM showing for Master Builder one-off creations, and followed that with a number of limited run guitars crafted by some of its founding builders last month. Now Master Builder Paul Waller has partnered with a famous tequila house to build a gorgeous Stratocaster from agave that "brings to life the connection between Jose Cuervo and rock & roll.".. Continue Reading Fender builds world's...

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Categories: music, paul ridden

NOA (Network of Architecture), the designers of the hotel with the crazy pool in South Tyrol, Italy, recently completed another unusual hotel nearby. Named Tofana, it's shaped like a mountaintop and has some novel touches like a ski gondola-shaped reception and a layout that's meant to bring to mind ascending to the summit. .. Continue Reading Guests climb tree-lined trail to summit of mountain-themed hotel Category: Architecture Tags: Building and Construction ...

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Categories: architecture, adam williams

We've seen some crazy automaker centennial celebration cars in recent years, including the Vision Next 100 BMW, Mini and Rolls Royce and the Aston Martin CC100 Speedster. Instead of going totally wild or futuristic, Mitsubishi is bridging the past with the present for its own celebration, preparing a modern-day Model A powered by the plug-in hybrid electric drive from the Outlander PHEV. Early 20th century looks and plug-in technology are sure to make an intriguing mix... Continue Reading...

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Categories: automotive, c.c. weiss

This MIT robot, rolling on tank tracks, can already 3D-print a concrete dome structure in 14 hours. But the development team has plans to have it roaming the land on its own, selecting and clearing building sites, designing homes, gathering building materials and completing construction without any human intervention... Continue Reading MIT is working on a fully autonomous robo-builder that designs and prints homes Category: Architecture Tags: 3D Printers 3D...

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Categories: architecture, loz blain

Sequencing the entire genome of an organism is no easy feat, but the benefits can be as important as saving species from the brink of extinction, fighting cancer, getting rid of pests – and now, brewing better booze. After a decade of study, an international team of scientists has finally unraveled the genome of barley, an achievement that could not only lead to tastier beer and whiskey, but a better understanding of other staple food crops... Continue Reading With the barley genome sequenced,...

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Categories: biology, michael irving

Over a series of flight tests in the last 12 months, Lockheed Martin's Fury drone has demonstrated a reliable ability to fly for more than 12 hours at a time. Built for electronic surveillance, recon, intelligence and communication link missions, flight tests of the Group 3 Unmanned Air System have recently been ramped up ahead of low-rate production... Continue Reading Flight tests of Lockheed's Fury drone heat up ahead of production Category: Aircraft Tags: drones ...

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Categories: aircraft, loz blain

While most of the Nintendo buzz lately has been focused on the portable/home console hybrid, the Switch, a surprise announcement today shows the company hasn't completely dropped its other portable gaming line. The New Nintendo 2DS XL sports a larger screen and better processor than the existing 2DS, brings back the clamshell design and adds an extra thumbstick and built-in Amiibo functionality... Continue Reading New 2DS XL shows Nintendo hasn't switched off support for 3DS family Category:...

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Categories: games, michael irving

NISMO is one of the most recognizable names in world motorsport, but Nissan has been slow to capitalize on its pull. It didn't arrive as a genuine sub-brand for road cars until 2013, and the fabled badge has only been applied to the Juke, 370Z and GT-R since then. You can expect that to change, following a big announcement from Nissan this week... Continue Reading Nissan expands Nismo to wider range of cars in more markets Category: Automotive Tags: 370z GT-R ...

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Categories: automotive, scott collie

New research could mean that a pill to provide some of the same health benefits as exercise could eventually move from fantasy to reality. One day we may thank scientists at Augusta University for playing a role in saving all that sweat. A team there has found that suppressing a particular protein can enhance muscle mass and help obese people reduce their risk of a number of health concerns... Continue Reading Musclebound mice study brings "exercise pill" a step closer Category: Health &...

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Categories: health & wellbeing, eric mack

Graphics card manufacturer, Nvidia, has been trying to break out of just being the folks that make your beefy graphics cards for a while. And that’s been met with mixed success. One of […] The post The Nvidia Shield is Finally Awesome And Totally Worth It appeared first on Geek.com.

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Categories: gadgets, news, tech, amazon alexa, google now, nvidia, nvidia shield

You probably think Wifi is awful. It’s spotty, slow and annoying to manage. Well in the words of that one dude from Independence Day, that’s not entirely accurate. See, most Wifi is shit […] The post Why Your Wifi Sucks and How to Fix It appeared first on Geek.com.

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Categories: gadgets, news, tech, plume, wifi

Usually, when you hear about someone’s pants being on fire, your mind jumps to lies. And, in a fun twist of fate, a lawyer’s pants recently caught on fire (cue sardonic chuckle). Unfortunately, […] The post Lawyer’s Pants Catch Fire, Hilarity Ensues appeared first on Geek.com.

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Categories: culture, gadgets, news, e-cigarettes, lawyers, lithium battery, samsung, vape life, vaping

Roku, Google's Chromecast, and Amazon's Fire TV Stick are your best choices, but which is the top choice? The post The Best Streaming Media Device: Roku, Chromecast, or Amazon Fire appeared first on Geek.com.

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Categories: apps and software, culture, gadgets, news, tech, apps, chromecast, comparison, google, media players, netflix, roku, roku stick, streaming, streaming media

Pepper spray and a hairbrush-concealed stiletto dagger don’t always cut it when you’re in danger. But a personal panic button may save your life. Ripple—the “world’s first wearable support network”—is a safety device […] The post Crowdfund Petite Panic Button Ripple appeared first on Geek.com.

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Categories: consumer, gadgets, tech, crowdfund, kickstarter, safety

Often when you pick up a vape, you have to make quite a few up-front decisions. You have to decide on style, what material you’ll commit to using, etc. The QuickDraw line is […] The post QuickDraw 500-DLX a Sure Fire Stand Out in Vape Tech appeared first on Geek.com.

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Categories: gadgets, news, tech, trees, vape life, vape tech, vapes

Magic-Flight’s Launch Box has an air of light-hearted braggadocio to it. Its name alone keenly hints at its purpose, and the packaging is covered in proprietary symbols, suggesting that, upon ordering the vape, […] The post The Magic-Flight Launch Box Is a Capable Vape but Nothing Fancy appeared first on Geek.com.

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Categories: gadgets, news, tech, trees, vape life, vapes

Vaporizes are everywhere these days, be they the e-cig or the *cough* herbal variety *cough cough.* Most of them are poorly built, cheap-looking, and often have a lot of problems. But Cloudious 9 […] The post Hydrology 9 is an Elite Entry to the Vape Tech List appeared first on Geek.com.

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Categories: culture, gadgets, news, trees, vape life, vapes

The Internet of Things, besides being a really stupid term for connected devices, has spread into the kitchen. Over the last few years, I’ve seen loads of connected small appliances, some of which […] The post Create the Smart Kitchen of Your Dreams With These Appliances appeared first on Geek.com.

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Categories: gadgets, geek-cetera, tech, appliances, cooking, kitchen

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