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Apple Facing Record Penalty For Irish Tax Arrangement

The big news this morning is that a mega-rich company that’s done its utmost to pay as little as possible in taxes will have to pay a perfectly manageable fine if it’s found to have done anything naughty. Read More >>

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The Five Films That Helped Define the Career of Gene Wilder

Monday brought the horrible news of the passing of Gene Wilder. The iconic comedic actor left behind an undeniably impressive and timeless body of work that was exceeded only by his own talent. To pay tribute, we put together this video of five films that helped define his unforgettable career. Read More >>

Russian Man Volunteers For First Human Head Transplant
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Russian Man Volunteers For First Human Head Transplant

In news that is so weird, you almost won’t believe it, a Russian man has volunteered to be the guinea pig for the world’s first head transplant, which two doctors want to perform early next year. Valery Spiridonov — a 31-year-old Russian man who operates an educational software company out of his home in the small city of Vladimir, Russia — suffers from Werdnig-Hoffmann disease, which confines him to a wheelchair. The disease is genetic and usually fatal, a disorder “that wastes away muscles and kills motor neurons — nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that help move the body". Read More >>

Lightning Storm Kills Hundreds of Reindeer in One Fell Swoop
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Lightning Storm Kills Hundreds of Reindeer in One Fell Swoop

It’s a scene straight out of Santa’s worst nightmare: A lightning strike killed more than 300 reindeer at a park in southern Norway on Friday. Read More >>

What the Heck Happened to Video Game Box Art?
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What the Heck Happened to Video Game Box Art?

Does it feel like the box art for every video game these days is the protagonist... just kind of standing there with, I dunno, a gun or a sword, probably scowling? You are not alone. Jacob Christensen noticed too. Yup: video game box art these days absolutely sucks. And the reasons why are complicated. Read More >>

Mark Zuckerberg Shows Pope His Model Plane
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Mark Zuckerberg Shows Pope His Model Plane

Mark Zuckerberg is chilling with the Pope, and the 32-year-old internet professional brought the head of the Catholic Church a cute model plane. Read More >>

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If This Robot Spinning a Serbian Man Isn’t Art, I Don’t Know What Is

What is art? According to Plato, art is an imitation of an imitation, a mere illusion twice removed from the reality of the eternal Forms. According to me, art is something I like looking at. Read More >>

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How to Properly Wrap All Your Cables so They Don’t Turn Into a Tangled Mess

Did you know there’s a special way to wrap your cables that not only keeps them neat and tidy, but also makes them perfectly unfurl without tangling when you’re ready to use them? It’s the de facto way to store cables in the video, film, and music industries, and it can also help lengthen the life of all your cords. Read More >>

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Legendary Actor Gene Wilder Dies at 83

Gene Wilder, the legendary comedic actor who starred in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Young Frankenstein and so many others, has passed away at the age of 83. Read More >>

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Facebook’s Trending News Is A Total Mess

Facebook unceremoniously fired at least 15 editors from its trending news team on Friday, as Quartz first reported. The decision to eliminate humans came three months after Gizmodo’s reporting revealed the inner workings of the trending news group, including allegations from former curators that their colleagues suppressed conservative news. Read More >>

14 iPhone Gestures You Might Not Know About
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14 iPhone Gestures You Might Not Know About

It doesn’t take long to learn the swipes and taps you need to get around your iPhone. Its intuitiveness is a major selling point, but there are some lesser-known gestures that aren’t immediately obvious that can be useful too. Here are 14 gestures you can use on your iPhone that you might not know about. Read More >>

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Here’s Our First Look at Deathstroke, the Villain of the Solo Batman Movie

Well it looks as though work on the next Batman movie is starting to gear up, and Ben Affleck (star, co-writer, and director) has given us our first look at the film's villain: The Mercenary Slade Wilson, aka Deathstroke. Read More >>

Alien Hunters Spot Freaky Radio Signal Coming From Nearby Star
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Alien Hunters Spot Freaky Radio Signal Coming From Nearby Star

Astronomers using the RATAN-600 radio Telescope in the Russian Republic of Karachay-Cherkessia have detected an unusual signal emanating from a star located about 94 light-years from Earth. It’s not clear if the signal is being transmitted by aliens, but the researchers say we should keep a close watch on this intriguing new extraterrestrial candidate. Read More >>

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Apple’s Big iPhone Event Is September 7th

Apple just sent out press invites for its next major event. As expected, the event will take place on September 7th. Like last year, the iPhone event will be at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. Read More >>

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A Rare Apple 1 Prototype Just Sold for More Than £620,000

Apple products tend to carry a high price tag, but would you pay $815,000 (£623,482) for one of its products? What if I told you it was an Apple 1 prototype built by Steve Wozniak? Read More >>

The Global Coffee Shortage Is Already a Huge Headache
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The Global Coffee Shortage Is Already a Huge Headache

Hope you’re ready to face the day with nothing but your own unsharpened wits about you. Soon, they will be all you have left. Read More >>