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Samsung Gear Fit Review: A Beautiful Wristable Gone to Waste

Samsung's Gear Fit had every chance to be by far the best activity tracker you could own. It isn't. Not by a long shot. And there's nothing sadder than unrealised potential. Read More >>

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Is Moore's Law Dying?

Moore's Law—the observation that the number of transistors on integrated circuits doubles approximately every two years—had held true for 40 years. But can engineers keep up that rate of progress? Read More >>

movies
Everything Wrong With The Matrix (Just Kidding, The Matrix is Perfect)

Yes, this 12 minute video expertly dissects all of the inconsistencies, logical fallacies, and plot conveniences which plague 1999's The Matrix. But what it fails to take into consideration is that The Matrix is perfect, and no amount of nitpicking will ever change that. Read More >>

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Brimful of Asha Band Opens World's Smallest Disco (But it's Not the Only Small Abode Out There)

Everyone needs a bosom for a pillow, according to the guys from Cornershop. And everyone needs a place to party too -- even if that place is the "world's smallest disco". Read More >>

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A Weird Black Ring Appeared in the Sky and Then Disappeared (Updated)

This is bizarre. A 16-year-old girl saw a giant black ring in the sky above England and captured it on video. After three minutes of floating around like a cloud, the black ring disappeared completely. So far, experts have no idea what it was. Read More >>

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Inside Jim Henson's Creature Shop: The Intersection of Gadgets and Dreams

It's not often that you get a chance to see the place where your childhood memories were literally built. It's kind of like peeling back the curtain on your dreams and finding the architects of them busily at work, pulling the strings, painting the scenery, and creating the characters you will vividly remember decades later. That's what it's like to visit Jim Henson's Creature Shop. Read More >>

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Of Course People are Pirating Game of Thrones When it's This Bloody Expensive to Watch Legally

The lack of affordable legal ways to watch popular fantasy piece Game of Thrones is triggering a boom in piracy, with traditional broadcast networks using it as a tantalising reason for us to pay real money to stay up with the latest episodes. Read More >>

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Watch Cortana, Siri, and Google Now Yell at Each Other and Go Insane

Cortana is the newest member of the virtual assistant family, so we thought we'd get the whole crew together for a chat. Turns out getting a sit-down between Siri, and Google Now is not only funny, but also a great glimpse at how the world will work after the machines finally take over. Read More >>

gaming
Awesome Video Game Will Let You Live Out Your Space Pilot Dreams

Here's 12 minutes of gameplay footage of Star Citizen, a space flight simulator video game that will let you live in a parallel universe. Not only pilot a spaceship, but have a living avatar there. And with Oculus Rift support, it will be a total alternate universe experience. It looks absolutely fantastic. Read More >>

movies
From Enter the Dragon to The Dark Knight, These Posthumous Performances Were Great

This weekend saw the first trailer for A Most Wanted Man released, one of the final movies the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman filmed before passing away. It's set to hit cinemas this summer, months after the staring actor's death. Read More >>

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Windows Phone 8.1 Review: Gloriously Good Enough

Windows 8.1's recent update was a subtle but effective boost. Windows Phone's 8.1 power up follows the same cues. It's not mind-blowing, it's not world-changing, it's nothing to jump around and scream about, but it turns Windows Phone into something it's never quite been before: an OS that's totally good enough. Read More >>

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Alleged iPhone 6 Internal Organs Leaked in Bizarre "Schematics" Illustrations

Do you want to know what the internal proportions of the next iPhone may be like? Will you only consider purchasing it if the battery compartment is aligned in an attractive manner? If so, check this out; images that claim to be "schematics" of the iPhone 6. Will they make for a phone as slick as the concept above? Read More >>

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What Will We Find on MH370 Passengers' Mobile Phones?

Bearing in mind that CNN is the same network that suggested Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 might have flown into a black hole, it was nonetheless interesting to hear the network speculate that the mobiles phones of the flight's passengers might hold an archive of unsent emails, texts, photos, and videos of whatever sequence of events befell the doomed airliner—and that these fragile digital files could still be recovered. Read More >>

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This is How an Amazing Photoshop Job Turns Dozens of Pictures into One Magical Image

Image compositing is a common practice in digital art and advertising. But often the crazy extent of it is completely invisible. Like the image above, which is made of a few dozen separate pictures. This GIF--posted to Reddit--peels back the layers of one meticulously crafted scene. Read More >>

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Photographer Reveals the Secret of the Windows XP Desktop Image

Charles O'Rear is the photographer who took Bliss, the image that became the desktop of every single Windows XP computer in the world. Billions saw it and probably think the photo is so perfect and colourful that it is computer generated—or at least Photoshopped. O'Rear reveals the origin of the photo in this video. Read More >>

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Identifying With Kevin McAllister

Usually when you watch a film, your reaction to it is all tangled up in what's going on in your life at the time. Having had a pretty good day can see you declare The Holiday a filmic masterpiece (it's not far off but come on, Jack Black is in it), while being a bit hungry and without easy access to snacks can mean that Citizen Kane will forever seem like the world's longest and most boring film. Read More >>

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