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Texas’ Decade-Long Megadrought Put on Hold While Texas Floods

Remember a couple of years ago when Texas was in such a deep, seemingly-irreversible drought that experts trumpeted it as the next great megadrought, the likes of which would cause Texas to poof into a pile of dust by the … Continue reading

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Verizon vulnerability made it painfully easy to access customer info

On the off chance you’ve experienced some sketchiness with your Verizon home internet account over the past few weeks, we might just know why now. As first reported by BuzzFeed, a vulnerability in Verizon’s customer service systems meant that attacke… … Continue reading

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Fracking Activity Is Probably Causing Earthquakes in Texas

Fracking can’t catch a break from bad press recently: Some think it’s triggering earthquakes in Texas, a state usually lacking in seismic activity. Read more… via Gizmodo http://ift.tt/1FfJseM

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CHIP is a $9 Raspberry Pi killer

The Raspberry Pi was definitely a game changer when it hit shelves at only $35. But CHIP is hoping to make the Pi look positively pricey by comparison. The Kickstarter campaign has already blown way past its $50,000 goal. In … Continue reading

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Tesla’s Gigafactory Isn’t Big Enough to Make Its Preordered Batteries

As Elon Musk revealed in an earnings call earlier this week, people preordered a shit-ton of Tesla’s new batteries : Over 50,000 Powerwall units were reserved. Now some interesting math, courtesy of Bloomberg: The five million square-foot Gigafactory planned outside … Continue reading

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Tesla’s Gigafactory Isn’t Big Enough to Make Its Preordered Batteries

As Elon Musk revealed in an earnings call earlier this week, people preordered a shit-ton of Tesla’s new batteries : Over 50,000 Powerwall units were reserved. Now some interesting math, courtesy of Bloomberg: The five million square-foot Gigafactory planned outside … Continue reading

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Wheelchair-Bound Woman with No Legs Wins Treadmill on the Price is Right

Life is short and cruel and then you get on the Price is Right. Case in point: Danielle Perez, a woman in a wheelchair who made it on the show Tuesday only to scoop up a brand-new treadmill. According to … Continue reading

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Everything You Need to Know About Tesla’s New Household Batteries

Tesla unveiled a new product line at its design studio in LA tonight. It’s called Tesla Energy and it’s a suite of batteries for homes and for businesses. The existence of the batteries has been one of the worst kept … Continue reading

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IBM Just Cracked One of the Biggest Problems Facing Quantum Computing

Quantum computing could make complex calculations trivial—but it’s currently fraught with problems . Now, though, IBM has solved one of the biggest, allowing it to detect the internal errors that could otherwise render quantum calculation useless. Read more… via Gizmodo … Continue reading

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Comcast officially gives up on Time Warner Cable merger

The rather unpopular, $45 billion merger attempt between Comcast and Time Warner Cable has been officially called off. In a very brief statement, Comcast CEO Brian L. Roberts said that he would have liked to pair the two companies together, … Continue reading

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Tesla’s New Battery Could Solve One of Solar Power’s Biggest Problems

So far, specific details are thin on the new battery designed for home use that Tesla’s announcing next week . But just based on what we do know, it’s a pretty big deal. The quest for a good battery that … Continue reading

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Dozens Of Dinosaur Eggs Unearthed By Chinese Road Workers

A construction crew working in Heyuan, China have stumbled upon a remarkable batch of fossilized dinosaur eggs. Of the 43 discovered, 19 remain completely intact. Read more… via io9 http://ift.tt/1yPd8MX

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Project Fi: Google’s Plan To Fix Your Wireless Service Is Here

Google’s Project FI is the company’s long-rumored wireless carrier service for mobile devices. But far from a traditional plan, Google’s might be the most flexible out there—while also saving you a bundle of money. Read more… via Gizmodo http://ift.tt/1DBv3T5

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Japanese maglev train breaks its own world speed record

The Central Japan Railway company reports that its magnetic levitation bullet train topped 366 miles per hour on Thursday during a test run along a length of test track in the Yamanashi prefecture. This was enough to break its own … Continue reading

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Apple wants you to avoid product launch lines

Apple no longer wants you to wait in long lines during product launches — in fact, it would sometimes prefer that you stay at home. An Angela Ahrendts memo leaked to Business Insider shows that the company is going to … Continue reading

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Georgia wants EV owners to pay for saving the planet

Climate change is still a real, looming threat, so you’d think that getting people using electric cars would be a vital project to safeguard the future. Unfortunately, the state of Georgia is so broke that it’s not only pulling its … Continue reading

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RIP PlayStation Home, 2008-2015

PlayStation Home, one of the most ambitious (and weirdest) things Sony has ever done with video games, closes down today. It will not be missed, but it should at least be remembered. Read more… via Gizmodo http://ift.tt/1FfkCIH

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Did Michael Jackson Prank Call Russell Crowe With Great Jokes for Years?

There are certain things we all know about Michael Jackson. The moonwalk, for one. His large catalogue of very good songs, and then also Weird Al Yankovic’s catalogue of very good Michael Jackson song parodies, for another. We know that … Continue reading

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RadioShack Selling Customer Data In Bankruptcy Auction

RadioShack’s recent bankruptcy filing means that it has to close nearly 2,000 stores and sell off many of its assets. Some of those assets are to be expected, like trademarks and store leases. But other assets might come as a … Continue reading

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Curiosity Has Found Nitrates Important for Life on Mars

Samples obtained by NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars have been analyzed and shown to contain nitrogen compounds, that are a source of nutrients for living things. Read more… via Gizmodo http://ift.tt/1Ip54D9

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The Fukushima Cleanup Wasted Half a Billion Dollars on Bad Technology

The cleanup of Fukushima’s leaking nuclear plant has been long, expensive, and plagued with problems. Now, the AP reports a government audit has found that more than a third of the budget for cleanup was wasted—totaling hundreds of millions of … Continue reading

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Switching to electric cars would help cool down cities

Electric cars can do more for the environment than cut back on air pollution and fossil fuel use — they can make sweltering summers more bearable, too. Researchers have determined that EVs create a cooling effect in urban areas, since … Continue reading

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Hone your drum machine skills with an HTML5 808

For the aspiring DJs and living room producers, there’s now a way to craft your drum machine chops with nothing more than your favorite web browser. An HTML5-driven site lets you choose between iconic instruments like Roland’s TR-808 and TR-909, … Continue reading

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Apple TV revamp coming in June with Siri and App Store

Apple’s criminally ignored set-top box is finally getting a major upgrade. The company is planning to announce a new Apple TV at its Worldwide Developer Conference in June, according to Buzzfeed. And yes, sources say it’ll pack in just about … Continue reading

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“Biodegradeable” Plastic Is Not So Biodegradeable After All

Biodegradeable plastic, now often found in plastic bags and bottles, contains additives that are supposed to get microbes to break down tough plastic faster. But a new study from Michigan State University finds that some of these additives may actually … Continue reading

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