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Clickhole Congratulates You on Your Terms of Service Speed-Reading

How many times have you clicked "Agree" to the thousands upon thousands of words in iTunes terms of service agreements after just a few seconds? Twenty times? Fifty? Man—that is some world class speed-reading. Read more...

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review: The Ultimate Outdoor Computer?

Need to edit photos and videos in the field? How about the forest or up the side of a mountain in Iceland? All while filing stories as you go? We do, and we've been dragging the new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 around to get that job done. Here's how it performs. Read more...

How to Get All of Your Social Media Updates in One Place

You log into Facebook and check your updates, switch to Twitter to do the same, then to Snapchat, then Instagram, then Tumblr, then WhatsApp, then two or three more. Save yourself from social media fatigue and earn back some productivity points by consolidating all your incoming feeds into one place—here are some ideas about how to go about it. Read more...

What Would Happen If the 20 Biggest US Cities Were Wiped Out With Nukes

Wiping out an American city, much less the largest ones, requires either blast yields well beyond the capability of any terrorist organization, or numbers of nuclear weapons that would make the terrorist organization one of the largest nuclear powers on the planet. Show More Summary

Who Needs Sleight of Hand When You Have a Playing Card Slingshot?

Being able to send a playing card whizzing across a room with a quick flick of the wrist is a neat party trick, but Joerg Sprave has always been more interested in slicing open targets than impressing party guests. So he used his mastery of the slingshot to design and build a weapon that uses regular old playing cards as ammunition. Read more...

The Sony Z3 Compact Is Android's Best Kept Secret

Small and powerful smartphones are an endangered species, like the California Condor of the mobile world. If you want a top-tier phone that fits in a normal hand, the iPhone 6 is practically your only stateside option. But you know what? An exotic handset designed for Japan and Europe could have everything you've ever craved. Read more...

Fitbit's New "Charge" Could Track Your Heart and Get Phone Notifications

It's been over half a year, since Fitbit recalled all of its latest Force wristbands, but it finally looks like a replacement is right around the corner. Of course, Fitbit isn't just releasing a new version of the Force. New FCC and patent filings suggest that the new Fitbit is something new and better. Read more...

Your Phone Could Become Part of the World's Largest Telescope

If you could enlist your smartphone to become part of an earth-sized telescope searching for the source of cosmic rays, would you? Researchers at University of California are hoping you'd say yes—they've developed an app that will leverage the power of one million smartphone cameras to answer one of the great questions about our universe. Read more...

Apparent Nexus 6 Leak Could Give Best Look Yet at Google's Giant Phone

We could be seeing Google's new Nexus devices as soon as tomorrow (!), but this last minute image leak gives a convincing look at what's coming. Posted on Twitter by the famous-yet-retired leaker Evan Blass, aka evleaks, this modified Motorola smartphone, sporting Android L, could be the Nexus we've been waiting for. Read more...

Ryobi's New Accessories Turn Your Smartphone Into a Toolbox

It may never be able to slice through a two-by-four or mix cement, but your smartphone can still be a useful tool on a construction site with Ryobi's new Phone Works accessories, which grant your device new capabilities while taking advantage of its large display. Read more...

Skype's New Group Video Messaging App Takes a Late Cue from Snapchat

Skype Qik is a solid video messaging app that'd be a guaranteed hit if Skype could go back in time and release it a few years ago. Read more...

You're Wrong About Voicemail

My mother is untrainable. At least, as far as voicemail is concerned. We'd repeat the same song and dance over and over. Me: Stop leaving me voicemails. Her: I don't understand. This went on for years, until I figured out she was right all along. Read more...

12 Awesome Star Wars Posters From Collector's Items to Concept Art

The franchise needs no introduction now, but a long time ago in this very galaxy, even Star Wars had to entice an audience into the theater. A new book called Star Wars Art: Posters collects some of the most iconic—and stylistically diverse—broadsides from A New Hope through Revenge of the Sith, plus a bit of Clone Wars and limited edition extra action. Read more...

August Smart Lock Review: A Great Lock that Moves With You

Smart locks, along with intelligent lights, are the standard bearers for today's home automation movement with some of the biggest names in security—looking at you Schlage and Qwikset — offering internet-connected locks. But a San Francisco-based upstart may have just beaten these industry titans at their own game. Read more...

Smartwatches Fulfill Their True Destiny With a Game Boy Emulator

Google and Apple can pitch them as productivity tools all they want, but the real reason anyone would strap a smartwatch to their wrist is as a more covert way to kill time and avoid boredom. So it's good to know that when your Twitter and Facebook feeds run dry, you can always boot up a Game Boy emulator on your Android Wear watch to stay distracted. Read more...

How the T-Shirt Was Invented

The t-shirt is arguably the most popular outer garment in the entire world. Coming in a range of styles, colors and sizes there is quite literally a t-shirt for everyone. But where did this iconic garment come from and how did it become so popular? Read more...

A Windows Flaw Let Russian Hackers Spy on NATO, EU and More

Reuters is reporting that Russian hackers were able to spy on computers used by NATO, the European Union and the Ukraine, as well as private companies, thanks to a security flaw in Windows. Read more...

Leaked Ads Hint at What to Expect From Google This Week?

Just days before the rumor mills predict we can expect a new Nexus, a series of three advertisements have leaked which encourage someone or something to "Be together. Not the same." Maybe they're real, and maybe they hint at what we can expect. Read more...

What Cities Smell Like, Visualized

It's easy to notice on a street corner, but hard to track as you navigate an entire city: smell, despite being a crucial stimulus, is much harder to quantify than other sensory cues like sound or light. But that hasn't stopped Kate McLean from trying. Read more...

Are Insects the Future of Food?

Emily Anthes braves locusts, beetles, mealworms and more as she asks whether eating insects is the answer to feeding ever more humans and livestock. Read more...

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