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Microsoft: Your Surface Is Not OverHeating. But We'll Fix It Anyway
27-Aug-14   By: Pranav Dixit

Microsoft: Your Surface Is Not OverHeating. But We'll Fix It Anyway

Microsoft says that your overheating Surface Pro 3 is actually not overheating at all, never mind that thermometer icon on the boot screen.

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Drink Any Beer Like It's ​Octoberfest With This Stein-Style Can Holder
27-Aug-14   By: Jamie Condliffe

Drink Any Beer Like It's ​Octoberfest With This Stein-Style Can Holder

Octoberfest is just round the corner and now you have the perfect way to practice. Made from plastic resin designed to look like traditional pewter, the Das Can-in-Stein lets you drink any can like it's a stein.

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Twitch, the video game streaming service that Amazon recently bought, is allegedly being attacked by
27-Aug-14   By: Pranav Dixit

Twitch, the video game streaming service that Amazon recently bought, is allegedly being attacked by Lizard Squad, the same group that claimed responsibility for bringing down Sony's PlayStation Network, Microsoft's XBOX Live, Riot Games' League of Legends and Blizzard Entertainment's Battle.net over the last few days.

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Social Media Users Unlikely to Disagree With Consensus, Online and Off
27-Aug-14   By: Jamie Condliffe

Social Media Users Unlikely to Disagree With Consensus, Online and Off

In the utopian vision of the internet, social media provides a platform where we can share opinions, debate and argue; a space for free discussion and constructive discourse. Turns out, the opposite is true.

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This Is the World's First 8 TB Hard Drive
27-Aug-14   By: Pranav Dixit

This Is the World's First 8 TB Hard Drive

Bigger is better. Seagate just shipped the world's first 8 TB hard drives to "select customers", a new milestone for fitting gobs of data on a single 3.5-inch platter.

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Honestly, risk is a function of impact and probability--and that low battery is pretty inevitable th
27-Aug-14   By: Jamie Condliffe

Honestly, risk is a function of impact and probability—and that low battery is pretty inevitable these days. [Truth Facts]

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If you're on Verizon, your calls are about to sound clearer and work with video over the company's n
27-Aug-14   By: Pranav Dixit

If you're on Verizon, your calls are about to sound clearer and work with video over the company's network in the next few weeks. The carrier has finally announced support for Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) services, dubbing the feature Advanced Calling 1.0.

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Why Are Stars Star-Shaped?
27-Aug-14   By: Jamie Condliffe

Our Sun is spherical, so why is it that other stars look... star-shaped in the night sky? Actually, it's all down to the quirks of light and your (imperfect) eyes.

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The bad news: the Start Screen isn't going anywhere in the next version of Windows.
27-Aug-14   By: Pranav Dixit

The bad news: the Start Screen isn't going anywhere in the next version of Windows. The good news: it will be much, much better.

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Clever ads piece together trash to make fun of people who litter
27-Aug-14   By: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

Clever ads piece together trash to make fun of people who litter

Littering is lazy and selfish and just plain dumb. And it seems like the only people who don't think that are the people who litter. That's why LiveGreen Toronto cooked up these clever ads that combine trash to literally spell out what litterbugs are doing. Maybe they'll realize now.

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This Man 3D Printed an Entire Castle
27-Aug-14   By: Pranav Dixit

This Man 3D Printed an Entire Castle

A Minnesota architect has built a 3D printed castle in just under 4 months. Whether he used the world's largest MakerBot or something else to print it is unclear. All we know is that whatever he used was capable of extruding layer upon layer of smooth concrete.

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Full-Screen Ads and Pre-Roll Videos Are Coming to iOS Apps
27-Aug-14   By: Pranav Dixit

Full-Screen Ads and Pre-Roll Videos Are Coming to iOS Apps

Apple has announced two new ad formats capable of taking over the entire screen of your iPhone or iPad. The new formats will be a part of Apple's iAd platform for iOS, which allows developers to build in ads right into their apps. Because if you're going make bigger phones , you might as well have bigger ads, right?

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Modern day samurai slices up fruit in real life with a long sword
27-Aug-14   By: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

Modern day samurai slices up fruit in real life with a long sword

It's an ad, so bear with the never ending attempts to sneak in Toaster Strudels but here's master swordsman and multiple Guinness World Records holder Isao Machii slicing up fruit with a real sword better than any wannabe ninja can on his phone.

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Watch John Malkovich play a vampire in this funny French commercial
26-Aug-14   By: Omar Kardoudi on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

Watch John Malkovich play a vampire in this funny French commercial

John Malkovich is a great actor, no doubt about it. That's why it's not surprising to see him nail the role of a vampire in this cinematic–and quite funny—TV commercial for a French video streaming service.

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Video: Israel's Iron Dome intercepting 15 rockets at once
27-Aug-14   By: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

Video: Israel's Iron Dome intercepting 15 rockets at once

Here's Israel's Iron Dome chasing down 15 rockets in the air at one time and well, it's crazy. Recent footage of the Iron Dome shows the defense system working and it's like a firework show mixed with an air chase sequence that eerily resembles smokey tentacles reaching out to the sky.

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Pilot takes off from car road in the Alps to do some crazy acrobatics
26-Aug-14   By: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

Pilot takes off from car road in the Alps to do some crazy acrobatics

I can help but to feel a mix of awe, envy, and fear as I watch Red Bull Air Force pilot Hannes Arch taking off from a road in the Austrian Alps and then perform some what-the-hell-are-you-noooooo-oh-my-god-you-got-to-be-kidding acrobatics way too close to all those amazing ridges.

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Jet skiing through a canyon looks a lot like podracing in Star Wars
27-Aug-14   By: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

Jet skiing through a canyon looks a lot like podracing in Star Wars

This GoPro video shows Christian Yellott zipping through the incredible narrow canyons of Lake Powell but if I squint a little bit, I can convince myself that I'm watching kid Anakin podracing in Tatooine. Either way, it's pretty awesome.

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The First High School Show That Showed Us It Was Okay to Be Different
27-Aug-14   By: Alissa Walker

The First High School Show That Showed Us It Was Okay to Be Different

Long before her Emmy-winning turn as a bipolar CIA officer on Homeland, Claire Danes played typical teenager Angela Chase. In doing so, she showed an entire generation, including me, that high school was not a perfect place, and that was totally fine. My So-Called Life debuted 20 years ago this week.

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Read In the Tub? The Waterproof Kobo Aura H2O Is For You
26-Aug-14   By: Eric Limer

Read In the Tub? The Waterproof Kobo Aura H2O Is For You

We love a waterproofed Kindle, and we put one through hell , but that's an aftermarket mod, not a feature that comes standard. If you want waterproofed reading on the cheap(er), the new Kobo Aura H2O is for you.

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The mesmerizing traffic of the Panama Canal in a fascinating time lapse
26-Aug-14   By: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

The mesmerizing traffic of the Panama Canal in a fascinating time lapse

I can watch this time-lapse video of the Panama Canal's ship traffic forever. Up, down, up, down—so mesmerizing.

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