CERN introduces Large Hadron Collider's robotic inspectors

CERN introduces Large Hadron Collider's robotic inspectors Since the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) needs to be in tip-top shape to discover new particles, it has two inspectors making sure everything's in working order. The two of them are called TIM, short not for Timothy, but for Train Inspection Monorail. T… Source: Engadget Link: CERN introduces […]

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How Does Kenny G Tweet?

How Does Kenny G Tweet? On the day after Black Friday—known to those in the industry as the slowest blogging day of the year—Kenny G did a legendary tweet. It depicts the famous saxophonist gazing directly into your soul, resting on his bicycle with confident masculinity, his arms crossed. “My hands are for one thing,” […]

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Mobile shopping reaches an all-time high on Black Friday

Mobile shopping reaches an all-time high on Black Friday Did you get some of your holiday gift shopping done on your phone, instead of your PC? You're far from alone. Adobe has determined that mobile shopping (both phone and tablet) was responsible for $1.2 billion in US online sales on Black Friday — the… Source: […]

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Ravenous Bacteria Eats Poop and Produces Power

Ravenous Bacteria Eats Poop and Produces Power Researchers at Ghent University have hit on a method of harvesting energy from raw sewage that treats the wastewater without using external electricity. It’s all thanks to starving bacteria. Although this method is still in its lab testing stage, industry leaders are already interested in utilizing it. Read […]

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190,000 Ducks Slaughtered Thanks to Bird Flu

190,000 Ducks Slaughtered Thanks to Bird Flu On Saturday, the Netherlands annihilated 190,000 ducks in response to an avian flu outbreak, an epidemic that’s broken out throughout much of Northern Europe. Since mid-November, the particularly pathogenic H5N8 strain of the virus has found its way to Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Germany, and now the Netherlands as… […]

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Anne Rice is Working on Vampire Chronicles TV Show

Anne Rice is Working on Vampire Chronicles TV Show True Queen of the Damned Anne Rice has announced she’s acquired the rights to produce her Vampire Chronicles novel series for the small screen, and she wants to make it a Game of Thrones-style epic…with more Lestat. Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: Anne Rice is Working on Vampire Chronicles TV […]

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'Cards Against Humanity' hole is a crowdfunding metaphor

'Cards Against Humanity' hole is a crowdfunding metaphor The Cards Against Humanity crew is no stranger to backing projects that are alternately very helpful and utterly pointless, and its latest is squarely in the latter camp. It's crowdfunding the Holiday Hole, which is… a hole in the ground. That's… Source: Engadget Link: 'Cards Against Humanity' […]

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Comic Turns 'Another Fucking Stan Lee Cameo' Into a Living Horror

Comic Turns 'Another Fucking Stan Lee Cameo' Into a Living Horror If there’s any one constant in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (other than the, literally, dozens of constants within the several-year narrative), it’s that we’re guaranteed to get a Stan Lee cameo. However, as one webcomic-turned-comic book points out, those cameos have a dark side. […]

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TFW You're F*cking P*ssed Online But Afraid to Curse

TFW You're F*cking P*ssed Online But Afraid to Curse One summer when I was 14, my friends and I walked to the distant corner of Long Island and screamed in an attempt to get rid of our pent up frustrations, you know, Garden State-style. Now thanks to social media, I get to do that every day […]

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'Star Wars' smartphone caters to your fandom

'Star Wars' smartphone caters to your fandom How much do you like Star Wars? Enough that you'd buy a phone that revolves around it? If so, we have good news… at least, if you're living in Japan. Sharp is marking the imminent arrival of Rogue One with a SoftBank-exclusive Star Wars smartphone… Source: Engadget Link: […]

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Google Offering 4-Month Free Trial of Play Music Streaming Service

Google Offering 4-Month Free Trial of Play Music Streaming Service Google is offering four free months of Play Music as part of its Cyber Week deals. The four-month trial includes a YouTube Red subscription for ad-free YouTube streaming and can be cancelled at any time. The Play music streaming service usually costs $9.99 per month, […]

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George Lucas Helped Create Official Fansites

George Lucas Helped Create Official Fansites StarWars.com is celebrating its 20th anniversary on Saturday, and an oral history on the origins of the official Star Wars news and fan site basically shows how George Lucas was one of the first purveyors of official movie fan communities. Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: George Lucas Helped Create […]

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The best deals for Cyber Monday

The best deals for Cyber Monday Did you miss out on Black Friday bargains, or decide that packed stores and overwhelmed websites were too much? Not to worry. We're collecting some of the best gadget bargains you'll find on and around Cyber Monday, the online-centric shopping event… Source: Engadget Link: The best deals for Cyber […]

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Turn Your MacBook Pro Into Kitt From Knight Rider, Compute Like David Hasselhoff 

Turn Your MacBook Pro Into Kitt From Knight Rider, Compute Like David Hasselhoff  Ever since Apple dropped its latest MacBook Pro with a cool but mostly unnecessary Touch Bar, programmers have been jumping at the chance to make cool but mostly unnecessary apps to run on it. This new one does not break from that […]

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This Next Generation/First Contact Cover is Metal as Hell

This Next Generation/First Contact Cover is Metal as Hell Star Trek: The Next Generation has the most memorable theme song in the entire Star Trek canon. That may very well be the hottest of takes, but I stand by it. I also stand by this metal cover, because it made my Saturday epic. Read more… […]

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ImageGate: Ransomware Spreading Via JPG Files on Social Networks

ImageGate: Ransomware Spreading Via JPG Files on Social Networks Who doesn’t love a good scary problem that has a “-gate” suffix? An Israeli security firm has dubbed a particularly nasty outbreak of ransomware “ImageGate” and that will help us all remember that if you receive a random image on your favorite social network, you probably […]

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Six unexpected sources of renewable energy

Six unexpected sources of renewable energy By Cat DiStasio When it comes to discussions about renewable energy, solar and wind power often take center stage. To a lesser degree, other forms like geothermal energy and hydropower also get some attention. But many people may not be aware that t… Source: Engadget Link: Six unexpected sources […]

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World's Kindest Repo Man Pays Off Elderly Couple's Buick Right Before Thanksgiving

World's Kindest Repo Man Pays Off Elderly Couple's Buick Right Before Thanksgiving Stanford and Patty Kipping had a hard choice to make: keep making the $95 monthly payments on their 1998 Buick, or pay for the increased costs of their prescription medicines. They couldn’t do both. So the couple, 82 and 70, were ready to […]

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Extended Rogue One Trailer Continues Trend of Spoiling Everything

Extended Rogue One Trailer Continues Trend of Spoiling Everything If by some force of The Force you’ve avoided spoilers for what Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is about, well you might want to avoid this latest peek. The extended version of the teaser released on Friday basically lays out the entire plot. It’s definitely […]

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Saturday's Best Deals: Black Friday Leftovers, Refurb iPhones, Ticket to Ride, and More

Saturday's Best Deals: Black Friday Leftovers, Refurb iPhones, Ticket to Ride, and More The best remaining deals from Black Friday, Ticket To Ride, and refurbished iPhones lead off Saturday’s best deals. Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: Saturday's Best Deals: Black Friday Leftovers, Refurb iPhones, Ticket to Ride, and More

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