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Snapchat lets everyone contribute to a shared World Cup photo album

Snapchat’s first Our Story collaborative photo experiment was strictly an opt-in affair where you had to add a user to see it at all. However, the ephemeral image service is now trying something much more ambitious: it’s giving every user access to…

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Kids with disabilities can teach this robot how to play ‘Angry Birds’

As a way to help children dealing with cognitive and motor-skill disabilities, researchers from Georgia Tech have developed a rehabilitation tool that pairs a robot and an Android tablet. To demonstrate this system in action, the research team used…

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Net Neutrality Must Apply to Mobile Internet Access Too

Net Neutrality Must Apply to Mobile Internet Access Too

Recent debate about network neutrality has largely focused on how to make sure broadband providers don’t manipulate their customers’ Internet connections (or as John Oliver put it, how to prevent "cable company f*ckery"). But in today’s world of smartphones and tablets people are spending less of their time on the Internet typing at a computer and more of it swiping on a smartphone. This is why it’s critically important for net neutrality principles to apply to mobile broadband too.

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If you’re buying an Android Wear watch this weekend, read this first

Android Wear is finally here. Two devices were launched at Google I/O: LG’s G Watch, and Samsung’s Gear Live. Both became available in the Play store this week, and while we’re sure you read our comprehensive review, with much of the spec-sheet…

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10 tricks that famous movie directors use as their trademark

10 tricks that famous movie directors use as their trademark

With some directors, you can immediately tell you’re watching a movie they directed just by looking at a still frame without any context. There’s a visual style they stamp on their films, a certain special effect they like, a narrative preference they utilize, basically, a trademark they have. WatchMojo came up with a list of the 10 most famous movie director trademarks in the video below.

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Watching this video makes you hallucinate without any drugs

Watching this video makes you hallucinate without any drugs

The Illusion Lab created a fun illusion video that can cause some serious hallucinogenic effects just from watching the video. It only lasts for a little while but you’ll definitely feel as if the world around you is alive like you’ve never seen it before.

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How to Get the Best Sleep of Your Life on an Airplane

How to Get the Best Sleep of Your Life on an Airplane

Navigating your way through clueless tourists, grabby TSA guards, and disinterested ticket counter clerks is only half the battle. Once you make it to your seat, you’ve still got an entire flight to endure. Your best airplane strategy is almost always to sleep through the entire ordeal, but how does one sleep effectively while fully clothed, sitting up, in the middle seat? It’s surprisingly easy with a bit of planning.

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