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MacOS High Sierra: The New Features Coming to Your Computer

Apple announced the brand new update to macOS (version 10.13), its desktop operating system today. Read More >>

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This Two-Hour Video of Behind-the-Scenes Power Rangers Footage is Incredible

True super fans of the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers (aka Super Sentai) will appreciate this footage we discovered on the show’s fan wiki earlier today. It comes from the former MMPR director and stunt coordinator Jeff Pruitt, who uploaded the footage to his YouTube page. Read More >>

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Custom Smart Home Is Just as Stupid as the Rest of Them

Mark Zuckerberg is known to start each year by setting aggressive personal goals for himself. This year, he announced he was going to build an artificial intelligence (AI) that would help him control things around his smart home, like turning on the lights, starting home appliances, and playing music on various speakers. He named the system “Jarvis” after the digital butler from Iron Man—but after spending a full year of tweaking it, the AI is still being dogged by many of the same problems as the AI that’s out there today. Read More >>

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This Bluetooth N64 Controller is Every 90s Kid’s Dream

There’s really nothing like playing a Nintendo 64 game with one of the classic controllers. The problem is that classic N64 controllers don’t hook up to phones, tablets, or laptops, which makes playing console emulators a real pain. Now, there’s finally some sweet relief for retro gaming fans. Read More >>

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The Hyperloop Lawsuit Shitshow Just Got More Insane

The Hyperloop One boys are at it again. This time, the company is reportedly countersuing its co-founder and chief technology office Brogan BamBrogan for $250 million, claiming that he and three others tried to stage a hostile takeover and conspired to start their own company. Read More >>

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Netflix Claims Customers Freaked Out Over Price Hike

After a decade of explosive expansion, Netflix is experiencing some growing pains. Though Americans are watching more online video than ever, Netflix is facing steeper competition (from rivals like Google, Amazon, Apple, and HBO) in addition to an uncertain future in international markets. Read More >>

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This Tablet-Toting Military Vest Is Actually a Giant Battery

Smartphones and tablets are being used more frequently in the battlefield, and that means that battery power is more important than ever. Soldiers often carry spare battery chargers in the 41 kilo combat packs they carry into war zones, but the batteries are often lost or broken. BAE Systems wants to help lighten the load with its new system that lets soldiers plug electronics directly into their clothing. Read More >>

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Cat S60 Review: FLIR Thermal Imaging Gives This Phone Super Powers

Most smartphones are too fragile for job sites. They break when they’re dropped, or crap out when submerged in water. The Cat S60 is different. It’s designed to take a ton of punishment and continue to operate. It works when it’s completely underwater, can be used normally when the screen is wet, and most importantly for our purposes, it’s the first phone to include a FLIR thermal imaging camera. Yup, Predator vision. Read More >>

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You Can Thank a Mysterious Yeast Mutation for the Invention of Cold Beer

Beer has been around for 500 glorious years, and yet, we still don’t know much about its origin. Sure, we know how it’s made and how to drink more than our doctors recommend, but researchers have always been unclear about where exactly the domesticated hybrid yeast used to make lager came from. Read More >>

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Canon G9 X and G5 X Review: Cameras That Feel So Nice, But Have a Speed Problem

What makes a great small camera? For some, it must have comfortable controls. For others, it must actually fit comfortably in a trouser pocket. So picky! Canon’s two new high-end compacts have two different beautiful exteriors that almost make me forget their few key shortcomings. Read More >>

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Night Shooting With the A7s Mark II: Damn, Technology is Cool

No photographer likes shooting where there isn’t enough light. Dim scenes make us aware of how feeble photography is compared to the sensitivity of our own eyeballs. Technology is amazing, though. Shooting photos at night with Sony’s A7s Mark II made me pause and think about just how far digital photography has taken us. Read More >>

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Watch How Designers Re-engineered an Island to Make a Park in New York City

Parks aren’t always built just so we can enjoy the trees. On Governor’s Island in New York City, a truly unique public space will bring nature back to a former military base–and it’s engineered to withstand the catastrophic storms that climate change will bring. It’s called The Hills, and in this documentary, we talk to one of its principle designers. Read More >>

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Roku 4 Review: Could Be the Best Streaming Box Out There, Despite Flaws

I’ve been a happy Roku 3 owner for the past few years. It does what it’s supposed to do, with no hassle. It’s been exhilarating seeing the Fire TVs and Chromecasts come into this world, but I stuck by the Roku, waiting for a really cool update. Now there is one with the Roku 4, but does it have enough to go for the upgrade? Read More >>

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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Review: I Love It, But Not For Getting Real Work Done

Nobody knows what to make of the Microsoft Surface. It’s neat looking, but kind of awkward. Great at certain things and oddly tantalizing, But who’s it really for? Ack, fuck it. This latest hybrid iteration, the Surface Pro 4, is a refinement of sorts and sometimes subtle tweaks can go a long way toward making something worth buying. Read More >>