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MoviePass subscribers aren’t going to the movies, and that’s what MoviePass wants - The Verge

The constant changes to MoviePass have made the service less and less useful, and according to comments from the head of its parent company, that is exactly the point.

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Windows 10 October 2018 Update: the 10 best new features

Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 October 2018 Update is being made available to existing machines today. All you have to do is visit Windows Update to manually trigger this latest update, or wait...

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World Health Organization is recognizing gaming disorder as a mental health condition

The World Health Organization is officially recognizing gaming disorder, or video game addiction, as a mental health condition.

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iPhone Battery Scandal: Apple Had Way Better Options Than Slowing Down Your Phone | WIRED

The company has admitted it's been slowing the performance of older iPhones. But here's why it shouldn't have to.

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5 weird, and very expensive, space artifacts sold at auction

A space history auction on the anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing fetched boatloads of cash. Here are some of the strangest items sold.

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Did William Henry Harrison Really Die of Pneumonia?

People are still torn over the belief that the ninth president died of pneumonia after not wearing a coat to his inauguration.

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This Scottish organist's David Bowie tribute is beautifully moving

A Scottish man has shared footage of an organist playing a tribute to David Bowie.

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The definitive hierarchy of goals on the PGA Tour | Golf Digest

Justin Thomas caused a minor stir this week when, in an interview with the Golf Channel, the 22-year-old stated he'd rather play on a winning Ryder Cup team in 2016 than capture a major championship. What is the ultimate ambition of PGA Tour golfers?

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The 5 Worst Marketing Fails of 2015

From sickeningly sexist ads to a QR code that accidentally directs to a porn site, here are the gnarliest marketing sins of the year.

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Fighting the Holiday Slump: 5 Ways to Stay Focused

From shopping stress to holiday fatigue, there are many reasons why work productivity goes down during the holiday season. These five ideas can help you stay focused-and happy-at the office.

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The Secret Origin of 7 Extremely Important Actions

From high-fives to air quotes, these smooth moves had to start somewhere.

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The 5 Best iPhone Apps of the Week | TIME

It seems like hundreds of new iPhone apps pop up every week, but which ones should you bother trying? We explored the App Store and found some apps actually worth downloading.

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Here’s Why People Trust Human Judgment Over Algorithms - HBR

You’d think after years of using Google Maps we’d trust that it knows what it’s doing. Still, we think, “Maybe taking the backroads would be faster.”

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Why the world seems quieter when it snows

When a fresh batch of snow falls to the ground, the world tends to quiet down. Here's why:

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How I Built a Startup While Traveling to 20 Countries

A self-professed digital nomad details how he feels more productive without a place to call home.

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Delta Flight Delay Causes Plane to Take Off With Just 2 Passengers - ABC News

The passenger, a Brooklyn-based man named Chris O'Leary, started tweeting about his amazement before the plane took off, saying how he got a personalized safety briefing.

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25 Life Hacks For The Modern Gentleman - Business Insider

There are certain things every guy should know. From such kitchen knowledge as how to properly cook a steak or pour a cocktail, to a fashion sense like how to match your dress shoes to your suit and how to get the right haircut, these tips will make every guy's life a little easier.

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Apple announces iTunes Best of 2014: apps, music, movies, TV shows and books | 9to5Mac

Apple has announced its favorite apps, music, movies, TV shows and books of the year, with Elevate - Brain Training declared iPhone App of the Year while number puzzle game Threes! won iPhone Game ...

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The best song about all 50 US states

Because Rick Ross knows Florida a lot better than Arlo Guthrie.

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You Might As Well Get Used To Twitter Messing Around With Your Timeline - ReadWrite

If you didn't like Twitter's recent move to throw random tweets into your timeline, you're going to hate the future. Twitter is still struggling to make the service more accessible to the masses, a point underscored by its third-quarter earnings report—and that means more tinkering with things like the timeline Twitter fans have grown accustomed to.

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This Guy Is Going To Grab Coffee With Every Single One Of His 1,000 Facebook Friends

Australian student Matt Kulesza is looking to get some good, old-fashioned face time with his social media "friends." Over the next three years, Kulesza plans to get coffee with every single one of his more than 1,000 Facebook friends. H...

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Facebook Possibly Planning A Secret New Use For Messenger, Leaked Screenshots Reveal

Many people don't want to trust Facebook with their real names. Now new evidence suggests that Facebook wants people to trust them with their money. Last summer, Facebook starting forcing users to switch to a separate messaging app, Facebook Messe...

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Can You Solve 'The Hardest Logic Puzzle In The World'?

You're reading the first installment in a brand new puzzle series here at io9 – and what better way to kick things off than with the world's most difficult logic puzzle?

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Capturing a Handshake at 33,000ft for Red Bull

How in the world do you capture a photograph like the one above? Or any of the ones below for that matter? How do you deal with temperatures that run in th

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10 hidden Mac features you didn't know existed until now

Our computers are packed to the brim with features we never use, but some of them might be more useful than you think. Business Insider has put together a list of ten Mac features that aren't expli...

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Vanishing point: five ways to become invisible

From HG Wells to JK Rowling, invisibility has long been the stuff of fiction. Not any more. Philip Ball on five ways in which scientists are trying to make things 'disappear'

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Looking for Inspiration? Take a Hike.

New research suggests taking a walk can help your brain be more creative and generate new ideas.

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This great Netflix tool will show you how good (or awful) your ISP is

Netflix isn't done coming up with clever ways to name and shame ISPs that deliver slow streaming services. Wired has spotted a new tool on Netflix's website that will let you know exactly how fast ...

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19 Mind-Blowing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know

You spend, like, half of your life on that thing. Time to figure out what it really does.

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Teardown reveals the risks of counterfeit iPad chargers

A teardown by an engineer investigating the differences between genuine and counterfeit iPad chargers found that despite looking almost identical externally, there were big differences internally, ...

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'Relics of Technology' turns dated gadgets into beautiful things

Photographer Jim Golden's latest project takes yesterday's daily drivers out of thrift stores bargain bins and puts them in the spotlight in

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Did Astronauts Really Eat Astronaut Ice Cream?

Of the many specialty items made for space travel, food was obviously a top priority. NASA commissioned several different companies to come up with freeze-dried snacks that the men could nosh on while in orbit, and the Whirlpool Corporation’s contributi

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    Watch This Vending Machine Make Pizza

    News broke today that Sprinkles Cupcakes will install New York City's first 24-hour cupcake ATM at its Upper East Side location next week. The unit has a 760 cupcake capacity and can dispense up to four sweet treats at a time. That's pretty cool

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      Where Are All the Baby Pigeons?

      To city dwellers, it might seem that pigeons multiply magically: All the birds swooping down at us, or scurrying out of the way when we walk, are fully grown. How come we never see baby pigeons anywhere?

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          11 Gas Station Premiums of Yesteryear

          Gas stations used to have a foolproof plan to win customer loyalty: tchotchkes.

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            The complete guide to listening to music at work!

            If you’re reading this article at work, there’s a decent chance you’re wearing headphones. It has never been easier to tune in to your own customized soundtrack—or more necessary to tune out your open-office coworkers, cubicle mates, and fellow co

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              The ‘REAL HOVERBOARD’ hoax revealed!

              The viral ad campaign for the “real hoverboard” that’s been levitating the hopes of tech nerds across the Internet since Tuesday has been exposed as “Funny or Die” prank.

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                This Guy Is Drunk All the Time Because His Body Produces Its Own Alcohol | VICE United States

                Matthew Hogg suffers from auto-brewery syndrome, which means his body turns yeast into alcohol. His condition has made it impossible for him to live a normal life.

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                  The Real Lives of 21st-Century Cowboys

                  Today's cowboys live in the shadow of myth, but their lifestyle has evolved a great deal over the years. British photographer Peter Byrne became interested in documenting contemporary cowboy culture after visiting a ranch in Texas on a road trip. The phot

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                    Why did my Facebook life leave me so unmoved?

                    Elizabeth Day: Not every picture tells the whole story, as the case of ex-PC Mike Baillon proves

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                      You've Been Using Aluminum Foil Wrong

                      Subscribe to my 2nd channel https://www.youtube.com/user/origami768 instagram - http://instagram.com/crazyrussianhacker Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/C...

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                        Newsana: First Images Of Marvel Superhero Theme Park Unveiled

                        It’s a massive six-story high dome as big as two football fields. It includes 4D rides and games like a state-of-the-art amusement park. And it features 3D animation, virtual reality, and hologram simulations, all within an actual storyline that lets yo

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                          How To Get Out Of Bed When You Hate Your Job

                          How, exactly, do you talk yourself out of bed for yet another terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad day in the office? Try this.

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                            Something every man needs more of, but won't ask for: friends

                            I recently made friends with a guy I met at a party. This seems weird to say, but I was actually excited about it because I don't have a lot of male friends. What's even weirder is that people made...

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                              Motoped DIY Motorized Bike Kit

                              Using simple mountain bike parts, a few extras, and a little elbow grease, you could craft your own motorized ride with the Motoped Kit. You assemble everything using a Honda XR50 or pitbike engine...

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                                  19 Foods That Texans Can't Live Without

                                  Our appetites in Texas are as big as our state. Thankfully we've got a lot of foods that can keep us full and satisfied. These are the foods that we can't live without.

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                                    Why’d Oswald Do It? It May All Come Down to a Party in Mexico City.

                                    The order to assassinate the president came from on high. We know this beyond a doubt now, from multiple sources. There had been plans, before Nov. 22, plans hatched by the Central Intelligence Agency, but they failed. This time, on Nov. 22, 1963, the mur

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                                      On This Day In 'Back To The Future' History ...

                                      n this date in "Back to the Future" history, Nov. 12, 1955, lightning struck the clock tower in Hill Valley, Calif. providing enough power (1.21 gigawatts, in case you forgot) to send Marty McFly and the DeLorean back to the future to 1985.

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                                        'Little Miss Sunshine' Producer: What They Don't Tell You About Crowdfunding (Guest Column)

                                        This story first appeared in the Nov. 15 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. In this town, where the brag frequently exceeds the swag, some transparency is a healthy thing from a producer. Turns out, at least on day 32 of a 60-day campaign, I suck a

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                                          23 Unseen Photos Of Rolling Stones Discovered At US Flea Market

                                          Remember the story of the mysterious photographer Vivian Maier, who's extraordinary images were stumbled upon years after her death? Well, recently (and again the US) another wonderful photography ...

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                                            Chris Hadfield ejected from movie theatre for loudly heckling Gravity

                                            WATERLOO, ON – Responding to numerous patron complaints, the staff of the Empire Theatres Waterloo reportedly removed famed Canadian astronaut Chris H...

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                                              '50 Greatest Breakthroughs,' the Illustrated and Expanded Edition

                                              From horse collars to the atlatl (yes) to beer, the things we might have added to the list.

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                                                  The Great American Menu: Foods Of The States, Ranked And Mapped

                                                  What are the United States' best regional foodstuffs? Its worst? These are the questions that bedevil the mind of man--but no longer! For here, we have ranked them. Rigorously scientific (not), ardently researched (nope), and scrupulously fair (not ev

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                                                      10 Things Disappearing from Elementary Schools

                                                      Modern technology has changed the American classroom in many ways, as have parental attitudes. Here are some elementary school essentials that are either long gone or starting to disappear from the classroom.

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                                                        Meet the Beer Fridge That Opens Only for Canadians

                                                        Next time you backpack Europe, it may be a good idea to take along your closest Canadian friend. You just might end up with all the free beer you’d ever want.

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                                                          Krav Maga Technique of the Month: Defending a Two-Handed Overhead Chair or Stool-Type Attack

                                                          Editor's Note: This is an excerpt from krav maga expert David Kahn's book Krav Maga Weapon Defenses. Welcome back to another installment of the Krav Mag

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                                                            Outfitted & Equipped: Working at a Coffee Shop

                                                            Whether you’re self-employed, a student, a freelancer, or simply have an office job where your boss lets your roam, working in a coffee shop occasionally can be both enjoyable and beneficial. Changing up your environment can spur your creativity....When I head to a coffee shop to get some work done, here are the kinds of things I like to bring along.

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                                                                Diddy Injured in Beverly Hills Car Crash | Music News | Rolling Stone

                                                                Sean Diddy Combs was shaken up in a car crash in front of the Beverly Hills Hotel yesterday, though hip-hop mogul was not taken to the hospital, The A

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                                                                  Rolling Stones to Preview Tour With 20 Warm-Up Gig in Paris | Music News | Rolling Stone

                                                                  In preparation for their 50th-anniversary shows in London and Newark, New Jersey, the Rolling Stones announced a surprise warm-up gig tonight in Paris

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                                                                    Romney, Obama camps war over ‘state of the race’ – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs

                                                                    (CNN) -- Who has the momentum in the race for the White House, President Barack Obama or GOP challenger Mitt Romney? Each campaign says they do, and are seeking to impress upon reporters that point.