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Archive for September, 2016

The Internet Gave Me $240 to Listen to Meghan Trainor’s Entire Discography

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Monday night, while blogging about a group of record labels suing Youtube-to-mp3.org who listed “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor as an example of a frequently pirated song, I pondered whether a song worse than Trainor’s hit single exists. Jokingly, I then suggested the internet give me $200 to listen to her entire discography. Read more…

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Porn Plays on Electronic Billboard During Traffic Jam [NSFW]

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Around 1pm today in Jakarta, commuters were treated to an impromptu porn screening. Sadly, police were able to cut power to the jumbotron billboard after approximately five minutes. Read more…

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Pangolins, Earth’s Most Beautiful and Trafficked Creatures, Finally Get Protection

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The pangolin is the only known mammal with scales. Pangolins are beautiful, precious little creatures, often likened to an artichoke with legs. According to NPR , they’re also the world’s most trafficked mammals. Luckily for these little cuties, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species , or CITES, has officially banned commercial trading of pangolins. Read more…

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The Series That Broke Your Hearts Out of Nowhere

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Earlier this week , we opened hailing frequencies and asked you, our beloved readers, about the books, comics, movies, games, and shows that you never expected would give you a sudden dose of the feels. We’ve compiled your responses, and here are the moments that made you the most verklempt. Read more…

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A Major Hurricane Just Developed Over the Caribbean

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An ugly, dangerous storm is brewing out there. After a bout of rapid intensification last night, Hurricane Matthew has now achieved Category 3 status , packing 120 mph winds. It’s first major Caribbean hurricane since Sandy, and the strongest to develop in this particular region since 2008. Read more…

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Top Selling iMessage Sticker Pack Is Going Away Because Apple Hates Fun

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The developer of a clever sticker pack for iOS has been told by Apple that he has to change how the stickers look and act or else the stickers will be pulled from the App Store. Read more…

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Our Best View Yet of Molecules Moving Inside Living Cells

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A new microscope developed by the Marine Biological Laboratory in Chicago is allowing scientists track the position and orientation of individual molecules in living cells. It has the potential to reveal unknown aspects of molecular behavior, including those that turn cells into agents of disease. Read more…

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The World’s First Clear Glass Slide Looks Like a Dream

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Our perpetually-dropped smartphones have pushed glass manufacturers to create stronger and more durable materials to survive our clumsiness. But if you’re curious just how advanced glass making techniques have gotten, someone has made a 30-foot working glass slide that’s completely transparent. Read more…

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A Video That  Finally Expresses My Feelings Towards Football

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Now, you might be expecting this to be a rant about how irritating sports and sports fans can be. Maybe one about how team loyalties are based solely on regional pride even though many teams’ players aren’t from that city or state. How fans argue constantly with one another about the most irrelevant minutia and whole conversational dick-measuring contests exist to prove whose mental arsenal of said minutia is better stocked. How those same shrieking fools pack themselves into otherwise quiet bars when some of us just want a quiet drink. Read more…

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Oculus App Update Is Murdering Battery Life on Samsung Phones

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The Samsung Gear VR is one of the easiest ways to experience virtual reality, but some users are learning that convenience comes with its costs. Owners of Samsung phones such as the S6, S6 Edge, S7, and S7 Edge are reporting that Oculus app is destroying their phone’s battery life. Read more…

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Almost Everyone Who’s Ever Worked on Star Trek Is Begging You Not to Vote for Trump

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In one of the least surprising turn of events in history, the people who worked on Star Trek— a show which envisions a future Earth without sexism, racism, religion, and even money —find the thought of a Trump presidency abhorrent. More surprisingly, they all want to be clear that a vote for a third party is a vote for Trump. Read more…

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iPhone 7 Camera Battle: Still the Best Smartphone For Photos

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The camera on the iPhone has developed such a reputation for excellence that it’s one of the device’s central selling points. It’s worth upgrading to a new phone just to get the latest and greatest camera. After a week of rigorous shooting, one thing is totally clear: the iPhone 7 has a damn fine phone camera that’s the best you can buy right now. Read more…

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