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24 Jan 09:33

Here's What You Need to Know Before You Buy a DNA Testing Kit

by Kristen V. Brown

It’s amazing how much information there is hiding in one tiny globule of spit.

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24 Jan 09:18

Queria tanto um sorvete

by Will Tirando

17 Jan 11:56

Mentirinhas #1234

by Fábio Coala

Momento histórico… ou não.

O post Mentirinhas #1234 apareceu primeiro em Mentirinhas.

15 Jan 09:25

Google Can Now Tell You Which Works of Art You Look Like

by Tom McKay on Sploid, shared by Tom McKay to Gizmodo

If you’ve seen a lot of people suddenly sharing uncannily similar artistic doppelgängers of themselves recently, Google’s facial recognition abilities and massive database of art are to blame. The tech giant recently recently added a new feature to its Arts and Culture app which allows users to snap a photo and…

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11 Jan 09:11

Mobile Connect Is Dell's Answer to Apple Handoff

by Sam Rutherford

The diversity of the Android and Windows ecosystems are one of their biggest advantages over Apple’s alternatives. However, with two different companies in charge of development, sometimes it’s hard to get everyone together to create the kind of tightly integrated platforms Mac and iPhone fans are so proud of.

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04 Jan 14:53

10 Black Mirror Memes That Will Terrify You With Laughter

Black Mirror holds a mirror up to society similarly to the neighborhood horrors of The Twilight Zone, but with an emphasis on technology. It also tends to be much more depressing, regardless of the overall quality of each episode ("San Juniperno" now withstanding). 

Season (series) four of the beloved British anthology series debuted on Netflix at the tail end of 2017, and now that everyone is catching up, the internet's got some hot laughs ready to counteract all that techno doom and gloom. 


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19 Dec 09:51

Here's The Truth About Eating Placenta

by Ryan F. Mandelbaum

I’m not going to tell you what to do with your baby’s placenta after birth. If the doctor lets you have it, and you would like to encapsulate it, sauté it, or even ink it to make placenta prints, that is your decision to make. But you should at least know whether scientists have found any health benefits to consuming…

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22 Nov 09:52

What Kind of Sorcery is This? Expert Archer Shoots ‘Turning Arrows’

by Stephanie Mlot

You can run, but you can’t hide from archer Lars Andersen. In a rare YouTube video, the Danish painter, writer, and Legolas wannabe shows off his ability to shoot arrows that turn in […]

The post What Kind of Sorcery is This? Expert Archer Shoots ‘Turning Arrows’ appeared first on Geek.com.

16 Nov 12:11

Why Black Men Love Dragon Ball Z

by Gita Jackson on Kotaku, shared by Hudson Hongo to Gizmodo

My older brother watched Dragon Ball Z every day growing up, and I still hear young black men talking about it all the time. On the train, I hear black teenage boys sharing their takes on Dragon Ball fighting games. When I meet black men my age, ones who scoff at my love of anime, they still know what I’m talking…

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25 Oct 15:20

The Future of Online Dating Is Unsexy and Brutally Effective

by Dale Markowitz

When I give the dating app LoveFlutter my Twitter handle, it rewards me with a 28-axis breakdown of my personality: I’m an analytic Type A who’s unsettlingly sex-focused and neurotic (99th percentile). On the sidebar where my “Personality Snapshot” is broken down in further detail, a section called “Chat-Up Advice”…

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25 Oct 15:19

Caixas

by Fábio Coala

Tempo é dinheir… Digo, livro embrulhado.

O post Caixas apareceu primeiro em Mentirinhas.

23 Oct 13:09

Mentirinhas #1201

by Fábio Coala

Tem gente que só acorda na terça.

O post Mentirinhas #1201 apareceu primeiro em Mentirinhas.

22 Oct 10:53

Five-minute allergy test passes the FDA's scrutiny

by Mariella Moon
A few years ago, researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) started developing what they eventually dubbed the "world's most rapid" allergy test. Now, that test has received the FDA's approval and will start telling...
18 Oct 15:59

USA and Japan's giant robot battle was a slow, brilliant mess

by Saqib Shah
The oft-delayed giant robot fight has finally taken place. On Tuesday, Team USA's mechs scrapped it out with Japan's Kuratas in an abandoned steel mill for the world to watch. There could only be one victor, and it proved to be the red, white, and bl...
18 Oct 15:57

How to Get the Pixel 2's New Search Bar On Your Current Phone

by Jacob Kleinman on Lifehacker, shared by Harrison Weber to Gizmodo

The Pixel 2 comes packed with new features you won’t find on regular vanilla Android 8.0, and a big part of that is the home screen. Google redesigned its calendar widget to show upcoming events, and as a result it moved the search bar down to the bottom of the screen under the dock where you can access it even faster.

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18 Oct 15:55

Mentirinhas #1198

by Fábio Coala

Porcos!

O post Mentirinhas #1198 apareceu primeiro em Mentirinhas.

25 Sep 16:18

Here’s Our First Good Look At How The Tesla Model 3's Touchscreen Works

by Patrick George on Jalopnik, shared by Hudson Hongo to Gizmodo

Easily one of the most controversial and surprising things about the Tesla Model 3 was its single rectangular 17-inch touchscreen on the dashboard and seeming lack of any physical controls. Surely, we thought, the production car wouldn’t be that simplistic; what about buttons? What about physical controls? But the…

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14 Sep 13:27

Elon Musk Releases an Explosive Mega-Collection of His Greatest Rocket Failures

by Rhett Jones

Elon Musk has been sitting on a trove of spectacular fail videos from the SpaceX archives, and on August 31st he promised to release a blooper reel with “some epic explosion footage.” This morning, he made good on that promise. Now you can watch many millions of dollars go kaboom in just over two minutes.

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23 Aug 12:51

Salaryman Gets His Salary Eaten and Becomes a Meme on Japanese Twitter

by Brittany Vincent

Japanese Twitter user asuka1216na5 came home earlier this month to find that his furry friend had definitely had a lapse in the “man’s best friend” mentality the species is supposed to be famous […]

The post Salaryman Gets His Salary Eaten and Becomes a Meme on Japanese Twitter appeared first on Geek.com.

18 Aug 12:37

We Asked Five Security Experts If Smart Locks Are Ever Safe

by Nick Douglas on Lifehacker, shared by Hudson Hongo to Gizmodo

An automatic firmware update broke LockState’s internet-enabled “smart locks” for around 500 customers earlier this month, including around 200 Airbnb hosts who use the locks to remotely manage rental access. Customers have to replace their locks or ship them back for repairs. (The locks can still be operated with a…

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16 Aug 22:17

This AI Can Produce New Anime Characters That Look Exactly How You Want

by Brittany Vincent

Designing a whole new anime character is hard, even if they’re just in the background. However, artificial intelligence might make the process of generating those characters way easier. Researchers from multiple universities have […]

The post This AI Can Produce New Anime Characters That Look Exactly How You Want appeared first on Geek.com.

27 Jun 10:26

Pokémon Fans in Japan Can Get Pikachu-Themed Registration Forms Now

by Brittany Vincent

If you’re a lifelong Pokémon trainer, why not involve the franchise in another major lifelong commitment: marriage? Choosing the person you’re going to spend the rest of your life with is almost as […]

The post Pokémon Fans in Japan Can Get Pikachu-Themed Registration Forms Now appeared first on Geek.com.

19 May 10:42

Duolingo releases a Japanese language course for iOS

by Andrew Tarantola
The days of teaching yourself Japanese exclusively through Crunchyroll shows are coming to an end. Online language learning company Duolingo announced on Wednesday that it has released a Japanese language course for its iOS app with an Android versio...
14 May 23:09

The best robot vacuums

by The Sweethome
By Liam McCabe This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Rea...
11 May 13:41

Why Does North Korea Play Blade Runner-Style Music Every Morning?

by Adam Clark Estes

North Korea is a weird country. Heck, so is the United States of America. But the USA doesn’t play creepy, Blade Runner-like Theremin music in the nation’s capital each morning just after dawn. North Korea does.

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10 May 14:58

Surprise Your Date By Beating Up Fake Bad Guys At Japanese Theme Park 

by Brian Ashcraft

At Hirakata Park in Osaka, there is an unusual service: You can hire fake bad guys to pretend punch to impress and surprise others.

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10 May 14:50

A Manga Movie Adaptation That Looks Cool

by Brian Ashcraft

Let’s face it. The live-action manga and anime adaptations that the Japanese movie industry has been churning out recently don’t look all that cool. This, however, does.

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04 May 06:35

Who Knew Mario Sports Was So Stressful 

by Brian Ashcraft

You have it easy. You’re just controlling Mario and company as they play sport after sport. They have it hard.

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07 Apr 13:21

Microsoft Translator turns your words into spoken Japanese

by Mariella Moon
You may want to install Microsoft Translator if you're going to Japan and your vocabulary is limited to "Konnichiwa," "Ohayou" and "Notice me senpai." The app can now turn your spoken words into Nihongo to help you get around the country. Translator...
05 Apr 17:53

Autotuned Singing Animals Absolutely Nailed the Duck Tales Theme Song

by Andrew Liszewski on Sploid, shared by Andrew Liszewski to Gizmodo

Animals electronically coerced into singing has been one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements. The internet is now packed full of countless songs performed by countless creatures, but few are as wonderful as these random autotuned animals singing the Duck Tales theme.

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