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Dear Facebook, Please Stop Trying to Be Twitter

Today, Facebook introduced its brand new, real-time gift to newshounds everywhere. Feast your eyes on FB Newswire, an aggregated feed of only the latest and greatest breaking news stories out there. In other words, Facebook just made its own Twitter—and then gave it a lobotomy. Read More >>

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Descend Into the Weird, Dark World of Unseen YouTube Videos

With 100 hours of video being uploaded to YouTube every minute, no one human being will ever be able to bear witness to even a fraction of YouTube's plentiful bounty. But now, thanks to Petit Tube, we can at least graze the surface of all the weird, wonderful, an often disturbing clips that might otherwise have never been seen by human eyes. Read More >>

safety
Feel What it's Like to Drown With This Terrifying Simulator

Forget coffee. If you want something to give you a buzz, we guarantee that nothing will be quite as effective as the adrenaline rush you'll get from swimming for your life in this online drowning simulator. This is not for the faint of heart. Read More >>

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Google Street View Now Lets You Travel Back in Time

Up until now, anyone hoping to time travel in Google Street View was more or less left at the mercy of the odd, serendipitous glitch. But starting today, Google is rolling out a new Street View feature that lets you travel back in time virtually anywhere. Read More >>

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A Beer Lollipop is the Epitome of Human Innovation

Sweets-maker Lollyphile has given us quite a few less-than-appetising suckables in the past (blue cheese or breast milk lollipop, anyone?), but their newest creation comes at the request of the masses. Your beer flavoured lollipop has arrived. Read More >>

security
The Scam Hunter: What it's Like to Track Internet Bad Guys for a Living

These days, new malware scams are a dime a dozen. Phony email links, misleading URLs, fake call centres; if you haven't already stumbled across one yourself, chances are you know someone who has. But what's stopping all this malicious code from running rampant and turning every last corner of the internet into a kill zone? Read More >>

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Google Sent Out Broken Glass to Try on "For Look Purposes Only"

Is the only thing holding you back from entering the world of Glass the fact that you can't decide which colour best brings out your eyes? Worry no more. Google's fixed the problem by sending potential Explorers all four colours of Glass' Titanium Collection. And because this is just about about how great(?) you'll look in Glass, those test units are entirely, 100 per cent non-functional. Read More >>

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NASA: The Only Thing Stopping a City-Destroying Asteroid is Blind Luck

So you know how we all kind of thought that our odds of getting destroyed by an asteroid were remarkably low? Yeah, that was wrong. According to new research, the odds of a large-scale asteroid impact are actually three to ten times higher than we thought. And the only thing stopping total and utter destruction? Sheer, dumb luck. Read More >>

facebook
It's Time to Ditch Facebook and Start Over

Most of us have had Facebook accounts for the past few years, some have had one closer to a decade. But time and bloat have turned once-beloved font of nostalgia into an onslaught of faux-sentimental sludge from strangers. So as Facebook stands poised to break itself into a bunch of different apps, we say to you: Screw it. It's time to start fresh. Read More >>

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Red Hot Nickel Ball vs. Marshmallow Peeps: Fiery Death Has Never Been So Adorable

For whatever reason, Easter has become that special time of year when people everywhere gather round to destroy tiny, marshmallow birds in the most demented ways they know how. And so far, it looks like Red Hot Nickel Ball has this year on lockdown. Read More >>

security
Bill Gates's New Patent Would Keep Glassholes From Spying on Your Screens

Google's big Glass free-for-all has come and gone, but whether or not anyone actually bought the damn thing, cameras are popping up all over the place, and people are starting to get (perhaps rightfully) paranoid. Fortunately there could be tech in the future to save your screens from prying camera eyes. And Bill Gates has the patent. Read More >>

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Yahoo Might be Persuading Apple to Drop Google as its Default Search Engine

According to Recode, Yahoo is persuading Apple to drop Google and make Yahoo its default iOS search engine. Because that would mean more money for Yahoo and less money for Google. The free market works! Read More >>

science
What Happens to Marshmallow Peeps in a Vacuum

Anyone familiar with American springtime tradition will know about sending Peeps to their noble deaths via microwave. For everyone else, Peeps are marshmallow sweets, and microwaving them is apparently a thing over in the States (god knows why). Apparently microwaving is getting a bit old. How about a total vacuum instead? Read More >>

crime
Canadian Teen is the First Arrested for Stealing Data With Heartbleed

In what's sure to be the first of many to come, a 19-year-old Canadian man was arrested for exploiting the Heartbleed bug to lift taxpayer data from a government website, making this the first official Heartbleed-related arrest. Read More >>

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Jobs's Death "Best Opportunity to Attack iPhone," Wrote Samsung Exec

The longrunning legal battle between Apple and Samsung has certainly had its low points, but an internal email unearthed by CNET sent by a Samsung executive just five days after Steve Jobs's death sheds new light on just how callous the competition got. In this case, the subject was how to leverage the death of Steve Jobs to Samsung's benefit. Read More >>

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A Brief Chat With the Mad Scientist Who Made Viagra Ice Cream

Charlie Francis is no stranger to unusual ice cream concoctions—he's the same guy who brought us a £140 scoop of luminescent jellyfish ice-cream just last year. Before you start licking his latest creation, though, better get yourself a prescription. Because each scoop is infused with a healthy, 25mg dose of Viagra. Read More >>

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