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Can You Spot the Time-Keeping Innovation in This Picture?

Gizmodo - 7 hours 31 min ago

Here’s a hint: It’s not the clock. There’s a time-keeping device in this picture that’s incredibly simple (and quite famous) but wasn’t invented until 1829.


How to Find Facebook’s New ‘On This Day’ Filters

Wired Top Stories - 7 hours 32 min ago

Facebook’s On This Day feature is a nostalgia machine, seemingly created to send you clicking through years-old photos of college parties or pining over your ex. Because of that emotional heft, Facebook has introduced some new filters to the tool, so that you can make sure to block certain memories from your notifications. Here’s how […]

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Pinterest's location pins offer easy access to directions and tips

EnGadget - 7 hours 32 min ago
Pinterest is quite handy for stowing away project ideas, recipes and more for future reference. Today, the internet repository is making those stored pins even more informative. Location info is now automatically added to pinned links, so you'll ha...

Laser razor zapped off Kickstarter, gets new life on Indiegogo

CNET News - 7 hours 40 min ago
A futuristic razor that promises to shave with lasers and raised millions on Kickstarter gets kicked off the site for not having a fully functional prototype. But it's found a new home on Indiegogo.

Witcher 3's Blood and Wine expansion could be coming later than expected

CNET News - 7 hours 42 min ago
The add-on is now due in the first half of 2016 instead of Q1.

Halo 5's stats API will be available to everyone

CNET News - 7 hours 42 min ago
343 is handing over the game's application program interface to allow anyone to take player statistics.

War Robots Don't Have Minds of Their Own 

Gizmodo - 7 hours 46 min ago

War, as structured state-sponsored fighting and dying, has given rise to venerated professions to manage its risks and bound its ethical dilemmas. The nature of those professions, and the meaning of their experiences, changes when the human body is no longer present in the fight, fueling a public debate.


Call of Duty: Black Ops III's 'Realistic' difficulty is one shot and you're dead

CNET News - 7 hours 47 min ago
"It completely changes the way you play the game."

Star Wars Battlefront Beta 'largest in history of EA'

CNET News - 7 hours 47 min ago
Over nine million people played the beta for DICE's shooter.

Until Dawn DLC is possible but don't expect VR version, dev says

CNET News - 7 hours 47 min ago
PlayStation 4 horror game could get DLC, but only if the developer can find the right context for it.

Uber's new app gives drivers more incentives to pick you up

EnGadget - 7 hours 54 min ago
You might care the most about Uber's app for customers, but the drivers' app matters a lot, too -- after all, you won't get a ride if cars aren't waiting for your request. Appropriately, Uber has revamped the driver app to make it far more informa...

Kwikset finally enables cloud control for its Kevo smart lock

PC News - 8 hours 5 min ago
The nifty accessory makes it possible for the Kevo to be controlled and monitored from the cloud.

Antineutrino Detection Is About To Change the Game In Nuclear Verification

SlashDot - 8 hours 8 min ago
Lasrick writes: There may be a new option for the detection of illicit nuclear weapons programs worldwide: Antineutrino detection is an existing technology that, if political and diplomatic hurdles are overcome, could be put in place before the 10-year ban on Iranian enrichment R&D is lifted. Difficult to evade, antineutrino detection technology could allow the international community to reliably monitor a country's nuclear activities in real-time, potentially without setting foot in the country. Similar in cost and technological scale to the space-borne reconnaissance methods governments use for detection today, antineutrino detection could not only help identify undeclared nuclear reactors, but could monitor nuclear facilities and detonations throughout the Middle East and beyond.

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s ‘Sexy Getting Ready Song’ Is Not Sexy

Wired Top Stories - 8 hours 16 min ago

Last night viral video star Rachel Bloom's new show got off to a delightfully weird start.

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Time Capsule Found at 1950s Mental Hospital, Contains Film With Message For the Future

Gizmodo - 8 hours 16 min ago

Construction crews in Indiana were shocked to discover a time capsule from 1958 at a former mental hospital. The most exciting part? It contains a film with a message to the future–a message about electroshock therapy and psychiatric drugs.


12 Delicious Photos Of Your Snacks

Gizmodo - 8 hours 16 min ago

There is no mindless pleasure better than snacking. And there is no better tribute to the crunchy, sweet, and cheesy creations that make it possible than these saliva-inducing photos .


How to customize Android Marshmallow’s Quick Settings tray

PC News - 8 hours 16 min ago

Android’s Quick Settings tray isn’t new in Marshmallow, but tucked away in the bowels of Google’s new mobile OS is a hidden feature that lets you customize what appears there. It’s a useful tool if you don’t want certain items you’ll never use taking up space in the Quick Settings tray, or if you want to rearrange the icons so that the shortcuts you use most often are in an easy-to-reach place. It takes a little trickery to get to this feature, but it’s still easy enough to get to.

First, you need to enable Android Marshmallow’s System UI Tuner. To do so, first swipe down from the top of the screen to open the notification drawer, then swipe down again to open the Quick Settings tray (or, swipe down with two fingers). Next, press and hold the gear icon in the upper right corner for a few seconds until the gear icon starts spinning. Release your finger, and you’ll be presented with a message telling you that System UI Tuner is up and running.

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Facebook testing YouTube-like dedicated video hub

EnGadget - 8 hours 19 min ago
Facebook has been pushing video pretty hard lately and today is sharing its plans on making sure users have even more ways to watch tiny movies of their friends and from pages they follow. The most compelling of these experiments is a dedicated vid...

How GoPro Is Turning Its Athletes Into Storytellers

Gizmodo - 8 hours 31 min ago

Sport photography isn’t shot from the sidelines anymore, it’s made by athletes as they do their thing. But before they can do that, they have to learn to shoot like a pro. We went inside the camp where they’re trained.


LG may be set to launch its own mobile payments platform

PC News - 8 hours 35 min ago

LG might be prepping its own contender to battle Google and Samsung in the mobile payments space.

According to trademark applications and industry leaks, LG is working on a product called G Pay. The seventh letter of the alphabet is a big part of LG’s branding, as its phones have names like the LG G4

The company has applied to trademark the G Pay name in South Korea and the U.S., which indicate there should be some type of global launch for the service.

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