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Toys ‘R’ Us hopes AR will bring you back to its stores

Let's say you're Toys 'R' Us: you've just declared bankruptcy, and you're looking for something, anything that might convince customers to visit your stores instead of buying all their toys through Amazon. What would you do? If you ask Toys 'R' Us,…

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Facebook is hiring 1,000 people to fight shady ads

Now that Facebook has given Russia-linked ads to Congress, it's outlining what it'll do to prevent such a suspicious ad campaign from happening in the future. To begin with, it's promising to make ads more transparent — it's writing tools that w…

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Smart tattoos turn your skin into a health tracker

There's a common problem with health-tracking devices like smartwatches: they're not really attached to you, which leaves you relying on a short-lived battery and a wireless connection. Even a self-powered patch has its limits. That's where Harvard…

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Ben Heck’s ‘The Number Games’

Ben and Felix mourn the loss of the logic gate board game, but they've decided that its demise won't stop them from putting their own spin on electronic number games. Felix begins with digitizing an abacus — sure, there are calculators these d…

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Gillmor Gang: The Black Album

Gillmor Gang Artcard The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Denis Pombriant, David Weinberger, Frank Radice, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live 9.30.17. Cluetrain meets Blockchain, Twitter and the death of brevity, Who are the arbiters? G3: Algorithm and Blues — Francine Hardaway, Elisa Camahort Page, Mary Hodder, Kristie Wells, and Tina Chase Gillmor. Social media, Facebook and the Russians, bad algorithms,… Read More

After almost 30 years on air, long-suffering bartender Moe Szyslak has had to endure countless prank calls from Bart Simpson — but how would Bart get his laughs if phones didn't exist? Our clip has the answer, and let's just say Samwell Tarly wouldn't approve.

The Game of Thrones-themed premiere also features the vocal talents of one of fantasy series' stars, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (aka Jaime Lannister), in a role that Simpsons executive producer Matt Selman describes as "a character not unlike Jaime. He has a surprising and sexy connection to one of the main characters." Read more...

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Ever wondered how prank calling would work on ‘Game of Thrones’? ‘The Simpsons’ has the answer

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Everyone is obsessed with Game of Thrones these days — even the The Simpsons. America’s favorite TV family is paying homage to the HBO hit in the Season 29 premiere, “The Serfsons,” and we’ve got an exclusive sneak peek at the episode.

After almost 30 years on air, long-suffering bartender Moe Szyslak has had to endure countless prank calls from Bart Simpson — but how would Bart get his laughs if phones didn’t exist? Our clip has the answer, and let’s just say Samwell Tarly wouldn’t approve.

The Game of Thrones-themed premiere also features the vocal talents of one of fantasy series’ stars, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (aka Jaime Lannister), in a role that Simpsons executive producer Matt Selman describes as “a character not unlike Jaime. He has a surprising and sexy connection to one of the main characters.” Read more…

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Super-thin edible sensors can monitor food temperature

Biomaterials that are rigid in form but able to degrade safely are everywhere. You can find tech like this in medical implants, environmental sensors and wearable, disposable devices. What's harder to do, though, is to make sensors that you can diges…

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Elon Musk’s Mars dream hinges on a giant new rocket

Last night, Elon Musk dumped more futuristic space tech ideas at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) than we've had possibly over the past decade. That includes a new spaceship, Mars and Moon missions, and even using rockets for high-speed…

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Netflix’s celebrates puberty with a uterus crop circle you can see from space

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Netflix’s Big Mouth is about all the horrors of puberty, and what more wonderfully weird way could there be to celebrate that than a “space uterus?” In a new Netflix video, show creators Nick Kroll and Jessi Klein literally walk us through a crop circle in the shape of the female reproductive system.

Ah, anatomy.

The crop circle is located outside of Los Angeles, in Ventura County. It takes up two acres and is extremely detailed; Klein and Kroll enter through the vagina and walk up a fallopian tube to an ovary. The characters in Big Mouth are focused on their own bodily changes, but it’s important to understand biology, at any point in life! Read more…

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Passenger Drone lives up to its name with manned flight

There are quite a few companies working on developing drones for human transportation, but a new one has just jumped into the fray. With an almost fully developed prototype and plans to start producing them commercially next year, the aptly named Pas…