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How To Contact Aliens

Scientist concocts a truly horrifying plan for contacting extraterrestrial life

By about 3 hours ago.

Scientist concocts a truly horrifying plan for contacting extraterrestrial life

If aliens are really out there, do we really want to wave a flag at them letting them know we’re here, especially when we haven’t yet created a global planetary defense system? More importantly, do we want to contact them in a way that will make them instantly hate us and want to vaporize us as quickly as possible? That’s what Seth Shostak, the director of the Center for SETI Research at the SETI Institute, is proposing in The New York Times with a zany plan to beam the entire Internet into space. More →

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Comedy Central Trevor Noah Tweets

Comedy Central sticks by Trevor Noah amid controversy about his old tweets

By about 4 hours ago.

Comedy Central sticks by Trevor Noah amid controversy about his old tweets

Amazing but true: People on Twitter sometimes say tasteless things that they wish they could take back. Such is the case with Trevor Noah, who on Monday was named to be Jon Stewart’s replacement as host of The Daily Show. However, it didn’t take long for Internet sleuths to comb through his Twitter archives looking for things to get offended by and they unearthed some sexist tweets dating from 2012 and earlier. More →

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Twitter Periscope Bugs Location

Twitter needs to fix this potentially dangerous Periscope flaw

By about 5 hours ago.

Twitter needs to fix this potentially dangerous Periscope flaw

Twitter’s awesome new Periscope app has quickly become one of the most buzzed about new apps on the market. However, Fast Company’s Rose Pastore has found a potentially dangerous flaw that Twitter should really fix as soon as possible. More →

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Why Kickstarter Works Obsidian

Forget all the scams and failures – Kickstarter is a legitimately revolutionary platform

By about 6 hours ago.

Forget all the scams and failures – Kickstarter is a legitimately revolutionary platform

Let’s get this out of the way: You have to be very careful when you pledge to Kickstarter. There are lots of projects out there that are either scams or are started by well intentioned entrepreneurs who simply don’t have the talent or experience to fulfill their promises. And of course, there are a lot of truly horrible Kickstarter ideas (I’ve written about them for laughs in the past) that mercifully never get funded. More →

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Google Maps Pac-Man Trick

Brilliant new Google Maps trick turns your entire neighborhood into a game of Pac-Man

By about 6 hours ago.

Brilliant new Google Maps trick turns your entire neighborhood into a game of Pac-Man

April Fools Day is coming Wednesday but Google has already gotten a head start on its planned pranks by adding an awesome new feature to Google Maps that will let you turn your entire neighborhood into a giant game of Pac-Man. More →

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Galaxy S6 Vs. HTC One M9 Video

Galaxy S6 vs. HTC One M9: Check out this ‘ultimate comparison’ video

By about 7 hours ago.

Galaxy S6 vs. HTC One M9: Check out this ‘ultimate comparison’ video

We’ve already rendered our verdicts on both the Galaxy S6 and the HTC One M9 but you should still definitely check out a terrific video put out by 9to5Google’s Dom Esposito that aims to be the “ultimate comparison” video for the world’s two newest flagship Android devices. More →

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Netflix Global Content Plan

How Netflix plans to fix one of the biggest problems with its business

By about 9 hours ago.

How Netflix plans to fix one of the biggest problems with its business

We all love Netflix but Netflix here in the United States is different from Netflix in Australia and Netflix in Sweden. The reason for this is that Netflix has different deals to distribute content in different countries, which means movies and shows that might be available in the U.S. aren’t necessarily available in other countries. However, Overclock3d.net has flagged some recent comments made by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings that suggest Netflix has a plan to fix this issue for good. More →

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Valspar Color For The Colorblind Video

Watch: Colorblind people react to seeing colors for the first time

By on March 30, 2015 at 9:30 PM.

Watch: Colorblind people react to seeing colors for the first time

Being colorblind can make the world a duller place since it means you see some of the world’s most gorgeous colors as shades of gray. To fix this, Valspar Paint has been teaming up with glasses manufacturer EnChroma to create special glasses to help colorblind people see exactly what they’ve been missing. More →

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Barilla Pronto Pasta Video

Barilla unveils new pasta that spectacularly lazy people will love

By on March 30, 2015 at 8:45 PM.

Barilla unveils new pasta that spectacularly lazy people will love

There are times when we’re really in awe of how lazy people have become in regards to cooking. For example, boiling and straining pasta isn’t exactly an arduous task. In fact, it’s likely one of the very easiest things that you can do when you’re cooking at home. Nonetheless, Barilla this year has unveiled a special new kind of pasta for people who just don’t want to go to the trouble of pouring their pasta into a strainer. More →

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OnePlus Two Specs Leak

New details leak for the sequel to 2014’s surprise hit Android phone

By on March 30, 2015 at 6:50 PM.

New details leak for the sequel to 2014’s surprise hit Android phone

Last year, upstart manufacturer OnePlus took the Android world by storm by hyping its debut OnePlus One smartphone that featured both strong specifications and a surprisingly low price. Thanks to some new leaks obtained by GizmoChina, we may now have some information about what OnePlus has in store for its followup to 2014’s surprise hit smartphone. More →

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T-Mobile Network Coverage Map

T-Mobile lets you know the exact spots where its network is still weak

By on March 30, 2015 at 3:51 PM.

T-Mobile lets you know the exact spots where its network is still weak

T-Mobile’s network has made some big improvements over the past couple of years but there are still a lot of places where its coverage is subpar. That said, the “Un-carrier” seems confident enough that it will keep improving that it’s letting users access a new coverage map that offers detailed information about where its network is strong and where it’s still weak. More →

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Google Gmail App Update

Google’s latest Gmail app update delivers a killer feature we’ve wanted for years

By on March 30, 2015 at 3:09 PM.

Google’s latest Gmail app update delivers a killer feature we’ve wanted for years

Your Gmail app is no longer just a Gmail app — it’s also a Yahoo and Outlook app too. Google on Monday revealed that its newest update to its Gmail app will let you view accounts from rival email services such as Yahoo and Outlook so you’ll be able to manage them all in one place without having to switch to different inboxes. More →

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Replaceable Battery

Samsung has a perfectly good reason for not giving the Galaxy S6 a replaceable battery

By on March 30, 2015 at 1:46 PM.

Samsung has a perfectly good reason for not giving the Galaxy S6 a replaceable battery

There’s been a good deal of hand wringing from gadget fans lately about how Samsung sold out functionality in the name of form when it decided to not give the Galaxy S6 an easily replaceable battery. Charles Arthur, however, thinks Samsung is smart enough to know what it’s doing and he makes a persuasive case that there’s no way the company would have ditched the replaceable battery for the S6 if it thought such a move would significantly hurt its sales. More →

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