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With Amazon Deal, HBO Finally Lets Shows Loose on the Net

2 hours 37 min ago
It's been a long time coming, but HBO has finally inked a deal to let people to watch shows like The Sopranos online without an HBO subscription. Here's why:






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Google’s Revamped Gmail Could Take Encryption Mainstream

6 hours 45 min ago
Encryption is the best way to protect your online communications from the prying eyes of the National Security Agency. So says NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. The rub is that email encryption systems like PGP — short for Pretty Good Privacy — are a real pain for people to use, especially if they’re not steeped in […]






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Make the Most of Twitter’s Profile Redesign

6 hours 45 min ago
Twitter just rolled out its latest profile redesign to the masses. It's pretty simple to update. But just in case you need a little help, here's how switch over to the new photo-centric look.






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Build Your Own Robots and Quadcopters With These Ingenious Bricks

6 hours 45 min ago
If you’re interested in building your own ASIMO, you’ve got to start somewhere. Kinematics’ modular TinkerBots provide a very great jumping-off point, letting you quickly assemble and program your own robots.






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Striking Photos of the Rooms Where VIPs Shape History

6 hours 45 min ago
You often hear about decisions being made in the seat of power. In reality, it's more like seats.






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The Hackers Who Recovered NASA’s Lost Lunar Photos

6 hours 45 min ago
For five years, a group of self-described techno-archaeologists working in an old, abandoned McDonald's have been on a mission: to recover and digitize forgotten photos taken in the ‘60s by a quintet of scuttled lunar satellites.






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Audi’s Slick Off-Road Concept Gets 124 MPG, Charges Wirelessly

6 hours 45 min ago
Off-road vehicles are not something you'd expect to get triple-digit fuel economy, even with a hybrid drivetrain. And yet that's exactly what Audi claims you'd experience in the TT Offroad.






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How Airbnb and Lyft Finally Got Americans to Trust Each Other

6 hours 45 min ago
From Airbnb to Lyft to Tinder, the sharing economy is rewiring the way we interact with each other.






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An Eavesdropping Lamp That Livetweets Private Conversations

6 hours 45 min ago
Conversnitch, a device they built for less than $100 that resembles a lightbulb or lamp and surreptitiously listens in on nearby conversations and posts snippets of transcribed audio to Twitter.






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Facebook Just Proved It’s the Future of Mobile Advertising

6 hours 45 min ago
Facebook's talent for online advertising is on the rise.






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The Cubicle You Call Hell Was Designed to Set You Free

6 hours 45 min ago
When it debuted in 1964, the Action Office was supposed to be revolutionary. It was supposed to set office workers free. Instead, it became the modern office cubicle you call hell.






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These Satellite Gadgets Will Save Your Butt in the Backcountry

7 hours 1 min ago
A regular mobile phone is enough to keep you in touch around most of the populated parts of the world. But if you really want to go into the boonies, you'll appreciate a device that can talk to satellites.






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Awkward Moment Seal Wants to Help You Express Your Profound Shame

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:50
Meet Awkward Moment Seal—your new favorite meme for sharing your shame on the internet.






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Why a Netflix-Killer Will Be AT&T’s Smartest Move Yet

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:01
AT&T is getting into the online television business, a move that could threaten its own cable business, while simultaneously securing AT&T's future.






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NASA’s Developing a Stylish New Spacesuit for Mars

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:45
The Z-2 Spacesuit is a $4.4 million dollar planetary exploration suit designed for walking the surface of Mars.






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Drop Everything: The Final Episode of The IT Crowd Is Now on Hulu

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:45
Attention, internet: Stop everything you're doing and get yourselves to Hulu right now to enjoy the final episode of The IT Crowd, which just dropped on the streaming service today.






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A Map of Every Nuke-Scale Asteroid Strike From the Last Decade

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:56
Though dinosaur-killing impacts are rare, large asteroids routinely hit the Earth. In the visualization above, you can see the location of 26 space rocks that slammed into our planet between 2000 and 2013, each releasing the energy of our most powerful nuclear weapons.






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Beautiful Interactive Map of Barcelona Digs Into Rich Architectural History

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:41
Barcelona is one of Europe's most vibrant cities. Tourists flock here for the superb restaurants, lively nightlife, and a chance to check out the stunningly creative architecture of Antoni Gaudí. But the city's historical and cultural roots run deep, and a new interactive map aims to make it easier for visitors and locals alike to explore the city's landmarks.






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Changing the Size of the Giant ~186 A.D. Eruption of Taupo

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:25
Whether it is volcanologists or the public, giant volcanic eruptions are captivating events. These massive events can have a global impact and the idea of a massive ash plume towering 30 kilometers or more over the landscape is an awe-inspiring notion. So, it shouldn’t be surprising that whenever a large volcanic deposit is examine, people […]






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Henrik Fisker Designed This Motorcycle for the Lego Heir

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:38
We already knew Henrik Fisker can designgorgeous cars. Now he's shown he's as good with two wheels as four.






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