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It's Time for Mandatory Voting—And We Have the Technology to Do It

The voting system in the US is deplorable. Not only is our methodology outdated, we have the lowest turnout rate of any developed nation. The solution to almost every election-related challenge is to make voting mandatory. And with a little tech reform, we could do it in time for the 2016 presidential election. Read more...

Shooting Challenge: Lights Out

It's Earth Hour this weekend. And no matter how you feel about its message, I think we can all agree that seeing cities blanketed in darkness is chilling. So for this week's Shooting Challenge, photograph the darkness of Earth Hour. Read more...

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io9 Wow, Game Of Thrones Season 5 Is Even Darker Than We Expected | Jalopnik The Real Reason Why Automakers Want The Police To Use Their Cars | Jezebel Every Male Actor on Earth Is Featured in the New Entourage Trailer | Kotaku Tips For Playing Bloodborne | Read more...

10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Google Play Music Master

Between iTunes and Spotify, Google's own Play Music can get forgotten about, but it has lots going for it. Whether you're a non-paying user listening to your own tracks or paying monthly for access to Google's entire library (and YouTube Music Key ) there's plenty to explore. Here are 10 tips to help you get more out of the app, whether you're a paying user or not. Read more...

This USB Power Bank Can Even Jump Start Your Car

By now, most of you probably have a USB battery pack or two to keep your phones charged, and that's great! But I'm willing to bet most of them won't start your car if its battery dies. Read more...

Head to the Robogames Next Weekend to Greet Your New Overlords

Do you like to watch expertly designed robots smash and grind each other to bits? What about watching them compete to solve mazes, or win a game of soccer? If you're a normal person and said yes to all these questions, then you need to be at Robogames — and it's coming up next weekend. Read more...

Ford Introduces Cars That Can Recognize and Obey Speed Limit Signs

Before autonomous smart cars hit the roads, we're going to be seeing regular cars upgraded with the smarter technologies that will eventually make self-driving vehicles possible. In the UK Ford is introducing what it calls Intelligent...Show More Summary

A Folding Smartphone, and Everything Else You Missed Yesterday

Origami smartphones? Paying bills via Gmail? The first full Cyanogen smartphone? Yesterday was full of news and rumors you might have missed, that's why we put them all here in BitStream. Read more...

Why Anti-Vaxxers Just 'Know' They're Right

Anti-vaccination beliefs can cause real, substantive harm, as shown by the recent outbreak of measles in the US. These developments are as shocking and distressing as their consequences are predictable. But if the consequences are so predictable, why do the beliefs persist? Read more...

This Jet Engine Will Take a Car to 1,000MPH

This week, engineers working on the Bloodhound Supersonic Car installed its EJ200 jet engine into the chassis for the first time. Good news: it fits. Bad news: they now have to install kilometers of cabling into the small gaps that are left. [Bloodhound Project] Read more...

New Super-Fast 3D Printer Builds Inch-Deep Objects in 6 Minutes

Last week, Carbon3D announced a 3D printing system that's 25 times faster than traditional 3D printers. Now, a company called Gizmo 3D has revealed that it's developing a system that can also achieve incredible speeds. Read more...

The Mathematically Best (and Worst) Ways For You to Shuffle Cards

When you shuffle a deck of cards, you want the process to truly mix them up so there's no way of knowing the order in which they lie. But, mathematically speaking, what's the best way to do that? Read more...

A New Bill Could Help Companies Share Cybersecurity Threat Information

The House of Representatives Intelligence Committee yesterday introduced a new bill that would allow businesses to share knowledge of digital security threats with the government without fears of legal of action. Read more...

Mars's Marathon Valley Sure Is Pretty

When NASA's Opportunity rover paused to take in its surroundings earlier this month, it had quite a views. This is what it saw from the edge of the Endeavour Crater, a part of the planet that's been dubbed Marathon Valley. Read more...

It Only Took NASA 11 Years To Run A Marathon On Mars

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Mars Exploration Rover, better known as Opportunity, has been beaming back images and data from our planetary neighbour since 2004. As as of today, it has travelled 26.219, making it the first little interplanetary explorer to complete a marathon. Read more...

These Sidewalk Games Only Appear When It Rains

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

NeverWet is a water-repellent spray that can basically keep anything dry. It's cool, if not the most practical thing in the world. But apply it to a sidewalk, let it rain, and magical things start to happen. Read more...

Taylor Swift Put All Her Music On Jay-Z's Pet Streaming Service

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Taylor Swift, part-time pop star and full-time crusader for the rights of impoverished pop artists, made headlines last year when she yanked her music off Spotify. Well, streaming Swift is back — on a service you've probably never heard of. Read more...

See How Fast Your State's Broadband Is With This Interactive Map

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

When we last checked in on the State Of The Internet in these United States, things weren't looking so pretty: the average speed was a painful 4.8Mbps, well below the global average. Well, according to this neat graph, things are looking up. Read more...

Facebook and Google Are Locking In African Customers With Freebie Deals

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Facebook and Google have grand plans to bring the internet to developing nations, paying Lisa Rinna-sized lip service to altruistic visions of global connectivity. But let's always remember that these US tech giants are also gunning for new customers and the lucrative data that comes with them. Read more...

The Secret Color-Coded Language of Graffiti Abatement

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

More than anything else in our cities, graffiti and its removal creates a dynamic, ongoing visual conversation that plays out across pretty much every urban surface. Over at Medium's Re:Form, Ian Besler investigates the process with Los Angeles's graffiti abatement program, which removed one square mile of graffiti from LA's streets in 2014. Read more...

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