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A Pirate-Friendly Map of the Pieces of Ocean That No Country Owns

Cool map alert: Donut Holes in International Waters is an interactive map that shows which countries have sovereignty over the high seas. It shows how we've diced up the waters with international law—and what all the left-over bits and pieces look like. Read More >>

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Report: Amazon's Whacky 3D Phone Will Also Have Gesture Controls

Rumour has it, Amazon is cooking up a crazy smartphone with all kinds of customisation, six cameras, and 3D features. Although there isn't a whole lot that's new here, BGR has just posted a deeper dive into what the actual software might look like, the most notable part of which is a whole host of tilt-activated gesture controls. Read More >>

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Netflix is Going to Raise Prices for New Users

Bad news: Netflix will be hiking its prices for new subscribers. Per a first quarter letter to shareholders, CEO Reed Hastings says: Read More >>

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Reminder: Say No to Text Message Breakups (Of all Kinds)

Quitting your job, as with breaking up, should never be done over text message. Outgoing University of Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith could certainly use a reminder: Haith just delivered his two weeks notice in a text message, reports Fox 4 KC. Read More >>

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This New Hubble Pic Takes Us Halfway to the Edge of the Universe

This is a new picture taken by the Hubble Telescope that shows us the universe in more detail than we've ever seen it. It's a 14-hour exposure that shows objects at various stages and distances in cosmic history—showing tiny objects that would appear a billion times fainter if looked upon with our weak human eyes. Read More >>

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Watch Five Cat Excavators Play the World's Biggest Game of Jenga

Twenty-seven wooden blocks weighing 272 kilos each? That's no regular game of Jenga—that's a job for a team of five giant, yet agile, Cat excavators and telehandlers to take on. Just some machines having fun. Read More >>

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Roku 3 is Getting an Update That Adds Universal Search Support

Today a software update is being rolled out to Roku 3 players that adds support for its universal search feature to the iOS and Android apps. Want to watch something featuring Daniel Craig? This feature allows users to hunt for any actor, TV show, or movie and find it on all of the streaming services that carry it, right from the mobile app. Read More >>

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Amazon Fire TV Hands On: The Fastest Smart TV You've Ever Met

Amazon pitched its Fire TV as a streaming device to end all streaming devices. The company touted its simple and effective search, and its open ecosystem boasting enough apps to burn your eyes out. We spent some time messing with the Fire TV and found that for the most part, it makes good on those promises. Read More >>

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Fire TV: Everything You Need to Know About Amazon's Streaming Box

Amazon has kicked off its arrival to the streaming party with the announcement of a new device called Fire TV to satisfy all your TV watching needs today at a popcorn-scented New York event. Here's everything you need to know about it: Read More >>

music
A Flaming Lips Album That Syncs With Dark Side of the Moon and Wizard of Oz

Iin 2009 the Flaming Lips covered Dark Side of the Moon. Now they've made that project even Flaming Lips-ier, by releasing an immersive companion album you're supposed to play along with the original Pink Floyd recording. Oh, and it syncs up with the Wizard of Oz, apparently. Read More >>

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Amazon's Streaming Device: Everything We Think We Know

Amazon is hosting a TV-centric event in New York on Wednesday, where it will most likely reveal a streaming device. So what's that little thing going to look like? Here are the mostly likely answers to the biggest questions. Read More >>

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Apple's Worldwide Retail Takeover in One GIF

Apple opened its first brick-and-mortar store back in 2001, and they've spread to pretty much everywhere since, as you can see in this animated map from Business Insider. Is there anywhere you can go where there isn't an Apple Store nearby? Read More >>

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Why Facebook Ditched a Nice Redesign

Last year Facebook debuted a nice redesign that featured big, beautiful pictures, seen above. But Facebook never rolled it out. Why? Because most people have crappy old computers. Read More >>

user manual
The Single Worst Type of Selfie

You have a good side and a bad side, but everyone's bad side is a photo taken from the crotch looking up. There's a specific type of selfie that's taken like the photographer was holding the phone in his or her lap. They're not okay and no one looks good from that angle. If you're going to take a selfie, don't make it this one. Read More >>

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Report: Amazon's Planning a Free Streaming Service for Original Shows

Amazon has its sights set on an ad-supported streaming media service for its Prime subscribers, according to the Wall Street Journal. Read More >>

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This GoPro Video of Strangers High Fiving Will Put You in a Good Mood

If you're feeling down for whatever reason, you should watch this video of strangers high fiving, caught on a GoPro rig. It's going to make you smile, and what's more, the first-person perspective rig is downright awesome. Read More >>

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