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This guy built a YouTube following by destroying thousands of dollars of iPhones just for fun

You know that panicky feeling you get when you think you've wrecked your smartphone? Most of us try to avoid that. So, there's something perversely irresistible about the TechRax Instagram and YouTube channel by  Taras Maksimuk. He's been deliberately destroying iPhones since 2011 in all kinds of creative and diabolical ways. Show More Summary

Everything you need to know about Facebook's audacious solar-powered internet planes

In 2013, Facebook launched the non-profit organization Internet.org with goal of eventually bringing internet access to the 60% of the world — about 4 billion people — without a connection.  On Thursday, the company announced two major milestones on that mission. Show More Summary

San Francisco housing prices are so insane a Wharton grad is converting shipping containers for people to live in illegally

It’s no secret that San Francisco housing prices have shot through the roof. A home with a mummified corpse in it sold for over a million dollars. And real-estate marketplace Zumper rates San Francisco as officially the most expensive rental market in the country. Show More Summary

A hacker figured out a way to almost completely control GM cars with OnStar

Another day, another security flaw found in a connected car.  On Thursday, a hacker named Samy Kamkar revealed a gadget that he claims enables the takeover of any GM vehicle with the OnStar system. The gadget, which Kamkar cleverly called the OwnStar system, allows a hacker to basically do exactly what the OnStar system does. Show More Summary

This ridiculously tiny robotic device is going to change surgery — and it's thinner than a paperclip

In many ways, tiny surgical tools are better than larger ones.  They make for smaller incisions, which lead to reduced pain and quicker recovery time. They take up less space inside the body, minimizing the chance for user error during surgery. Show More Summary

Sri Lanka will be the first nation to test Google's ambitious new internet project

You know Project Loon? Google’s ambitious plan to provide cheap Internet access to underdeveloped parts of the world via a fleet of high altitude balloons? Well after years of testing and refining the technology, the company is finally ready to deploy it for real — and it’s starting with the small island nation of Sri Lanka. Show More Summary

The 'Yelp for business software' raises $7 million to help corporate shoppers

Writing reviews about restaurants, coffee shops and hairdressers is a popular pastime that has become the foundation for websites like Yelp. A startup called G2 Crowd is hoping the yen to pen reviews about specialized business software could prove equally compelling for writers and readers alike. Show More Summary

Google is combining still images from Street View to animate real life

In the not-so-distant future, a new deep learning algorithm from Google could change the worlds of virtual reality and film.   Today, directors and developers can only create a shot based on how many cameras they have set up at different angles. Show More Summary

Here's the insanely complicated, multi-person process needed to detonate the largest and most powerful nuclear missile system in the US

At the height of the cold war, America's underground was rife with dozens of hidden nuclear missile units.  Some of these systems contained Titan II missiles, which carried the largest, single nuclear warhead of any missile of its kind in history — a record that stands today. Show More Summary

An iPhone feature most people never find is doing something amazing for the visually impaired (AAPL)

You wouldn't expect Luis Perez to be an amateur photographer. Perez, a higher education learning consultant in Florida, has retinitis pigmentosa, a condition that essentially gives him tunnel vision. He only has about seven degrees of total vision, and his condition could progress to the point where he's completely blind. Show More Summary

What Entourage's Adrian Grenier learned from billionaire Michael Dell

Adrian Grenier, the actor and filmmaker best known for his roles in HBO's Entourage and The Devil Wears Prada, thinks that entrepreneurship can change the world. It's something he knows a little bit about: In addition to his career in...Show More Summary

11 diabolical ways to destroy an iPhone

You know that panicky feeling you get when you think you've wrecked your smartphone? Most of us try to avoid that. So, there's something perversely irresistible about the TechRax Instagram and YouTube channel by  Taras Maksimuk. He's been deliberately destroying iPhones since 2011 in all kinds of creative and diabolical ways. Show More Summary

The sharpest photos of Pluto were just released and point to why there is a mysterious heart on its surface

Today, NASA's New Horizons team — which sent the first spacecraft in history to fly over Pluto last week — revealed the latest set of Pluto mind-blowing images that came with some big surprsies and new mysteries. Right now, the teamShow More Summary

Peter Dinklage’s hilarious character in ‘Pixels' was inspired by a video game legend who holds world records in Pac Man and Donkey Kong

Though things aren’t looking good for "Pixels" this weekend, Adam Sandler’s latest comedy has a 19% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, one thing that can’t be ignored is the brilliance of Peter Dinklage in the movie. Known best for his dramatic...Show More Summary

Angelina Jolie to direct Cambodia-set drama for Netflix

On the heels of Brad Pitt’s latest project being bought by Netflix, his wife, Angelina Jolie Pitt, is now teaming with the internet network giant for her next directing effort. On Thursday, Netflix announced that Jolie Pitt will direct...Show More Summary

This robot passed a 'self-awareness' test that only humans could handle until now

Robots can staff eccentric Japanese hotels, make logical decisions by playing Minecraft, and create trippy images through Google. Now the droids may have attained a new milestone by demonstrating a level of self-awareness. An experiment...Show More Summary

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