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Your kids may be content with a few fun-size Snickers and tiny boxes of Nerds, but if you're looking for quality candy and lots of it, you need a PhD-level strategy. So we talked to a bunch of academics to create this greed-is-good guide to landing more loot.
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Classic British motorcycles from the collection of a Texas lawyer are going up for auction.
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The Searzall is a baffle that fits over the business end of a blowtorch to spread out the heat, turning your BernzOmatic torch into a handheld broiler.
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Touchscreen devices have a serious deficiency of tactility. These magnetic metal controls, created by Florian Born, sit on top of screens and replace virtual knobs and dials with real ones.
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Kaleidescape's Cinema One movie server provides seamless access to your entire Blu-ray collection. Unfortunately, one major limitation means it's more of an expensive indulgence, not a must-have device for videophiles.
Thanks to Avengers: Age of Ultron's teaser trailer and a certain Tuesday morning press conference—sorry, "special event"—you could be forgiven for thinking that this week has proven it's Marvel Studios' world, and we're just living in it. That's not to say other studios haven't been doing their thing too. But really it has pretty much been Marvel's world recently. Just try not to piss off Thanos and you'll be fine. Here are the highlights of the week's superhero movie news.
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When Mike Doyle published the anthology volume Beautiful LEGO last year, he wrote that "this book is a small collection of some of the impressive models that I have come across in my time." From all appearances, he's had a busy year since, because he's already back with a sequel that embraces the darker side of everyone's favorite brick-based artform.
The post These Creepy Lego Creations Are Definitely Not Kid-Friendly appeared first on WIRED.
Given that links appear to be more clickable when shared on Facebook, online publishers have scrambled to become savvy gamers of Facebook’s News Feed, seeking to divine the secret rules that push some stories higher than others. But all this genuflection at the altar of Facebook’s algorithms may be but a prelude to a more fundamental shift in how content is produced, shared, and consumed online. Instead of going to all this trouble to get people to click a link on Facebook that takes them somewhere else, the future of Internet content may be a world in which no video, article, or cat GIF gallery lives outside of Facebook at all.
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