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13 GIFs That Will Make You Incredibly Anxious

GIFs are a blast. They can teach you how to knit or learn you some science. They can also make you incredibly anxious. How? Just check these out and you'll see what I mean. Well, after they finish loading. Read More >>

design
Where the Progress Bar Came From

We've all spent hours—maybe even days—of our lives cursing the slow crawl of the dreaded progress bar. But did you ever stop to think about how much worse it might be if the bar wasn't there in the first place. Fortunately, thanks to one grad student's genius idea back in the 80s, we'll never have to find out. Read More >>

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Sony Patent Measures Loading Times to Detect Piracy

A clever bit of automatic deduction could help block users playing pirated versions of Sony games in the future, with the company patenting a system that compares load times to see if it's playing off an official disc or a dodgy cheap burn. Read More >>

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