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Today Was the NASA Opportunity Rover’s 5,000th Martian Dawn

Saturday, February 17th marks the 5,000th local day (sol) of operations for NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover, which was originally designed to last for just 90 sols after its January 2004 landing date, but has instead continued to set milestones like completing a marathon-length tour of its surroundings and taking huge…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Elon Musk Claims He Can Get Through Customs By Labeling Shipments ‘Not a Flamethrower’

Chipper villain Elon Musk has been having what appears to be a lot of fun selling dubiously safe Boring Company “flamethrowers,” which despite outrage from some politicians are actually just garden-variety torches packaged to look like a weapon from Portal. He’s sold 20,000 of them for $500 a pop, netting a cool $10…Read more… Continue […]

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Does Razer Know It Posted a Racist Meme? [Updated]

There’s being into video gaming and there’s identifying as a hardcore gamer. Both are fine! But the latter group has developed a well-earned reputation for being rife with bigoted jerks, from the whole mess over Gamergate to more recent instances like PewDiePie’s repeated instances of racism. It’s also not a…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Rebuffed Flat Earth Rocketeer Says He Will Actually Launch Himself Into the Sky at 500 MPH This Time

When last we heard of “Mad Mike” Hughes, the 61-year-old limo driver and stuntman who planned on launching a $20,000 steam-fueled rocket with “RESEARCH FLAT EARTH” painted on the side some 1,800 feet into the air at 500 miles per hour, the gosh darn government had intervened to tell him he couldn’t conduct any such…Read […]

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Saudi Arabia Grants Citizenship To Female Robot That Is More Pleasing Than Most Human Women

When the American political scientist Francis Fukuyama, primarily famous for his partly misguided “end of history” theory (the idea that free market capitalism and liberal democracy will dominate the entire world in the not too distant future), took his next step as an intellectual, he wrote Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution. One […]

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Arturia to release MiniBrute 2S synth with sequencer

Arturia will soon release the MiniBrute 2S, an updated version of the the French digital audio software company’s MiniBrute 2 synthesizer.The 2S bears the same design as Arturia’s original Minibrute synthesizer, offering users two oscillators, a Steiner Parker filter, a waveform mixer with a 48-point patch bay, two LFOs, and a Brute Factor feedback circuit.The […]

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The Rapid Rise Of VRChat And The Ugandan Knuckles Tribe Meme

Content creators in the video games and vlogging industries often dream up lofty ambitions for what their creations, characters and merchandise ought to achieve in popular culture. Sadly for them, it’s terribly simple for a virtual legion of dork-barbarians to repurpose that vision and utterly destroy it. VRChat, a massively multiplayer social world that is accessible on both PC and virtual reality devices, is the latest platform to witness this sort of mega-trolling, culminating in the […]

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A new ring allows keyboard players to change notes with just a gesture

Hardly just an accessory, a ring showcased at this year’s CES convention enables MIDI keyboard players to alter the vibrato and the intensity of notes with a movement as slight as a wave of one’s hand.Touted as “the world’s gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies,” the 2018 CES […]

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Moog announces new semi-modular percussive synthesizer

Moog Music has just announced a brand new monophonic, analog drum machine, the DFAM — short for “Drummer From Another Mother.”DFAM is the first addition to Moog’s Mother ecosystem of semi-modular analog synthesizers and is labeled as a vibrant deviation from the traditional drum machine. DFAM presents a more expressive hands-on approach than previously seen in […]

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This new Technics SL-1000R turntable retails for $20,000

As vinyl sales continue to rise, the niche market is continually capitalizing on trends, filling in holes and satisfying the desires of ample audiophiles in the interim. Most recently, the Panasonic Corporation has catered to the high-end market with the release of their new Technics turntable, the SL-1000R.Retailing at $20,000 — at least according to […]

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Game Boy Is Coming Back Thanks to Hyperkin

With the NES and SNES Classic Edition retro consoles still selling out as fast as they go on sale, it’s a safe assumption that Nintendo is going to revive some of its other popular consoles soon. But before the Game Boy Classic Edition has a chance to become more than a rumor, peripherals manufacturer Hyperkin […]

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Panasonic to add two new turntables to its high-end Technics line

Panasonic is poised to introduce two new turntables to its premium Technics line, the SP-10R and the SL-1000R. Touted as Technic’s “most premium turntable ever,” the SP-10R — a revamp of the original SP10, launched in 1969 — made its debut as a prototype at IFA 2017, a large scale tech show hosted in Berlin. The […]

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Ever try DJing with a DDR inspired MIDI controller? Pennywild wants to help

Ever wonder what it would be like to DJ using a Dance Dance Revolution MIDI controller? Pennywild has created a prototype for a controller controlled through dancing. The MIDI dance pad works by users pressing down on sensors connected to the dance pad with their hands and feet, after which the sensors transmit the information […]

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New Technology We’re Actually Excited About for 2018

Yes, 2017's biggest tech story was probably about the ways in which social media forced us to rehash old culture wars and question who was guiding our political discourse. Rather than seeing technology facilitate greater communication, economic opportunity, and leisure, it seemed that it was exacerbating our…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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This app has China living inside an episode of Black Mirror

“Nosedive,” an episode of dystopian Netflix series, Black Mirror, depicted a world where a social ranking system determined everything from the quality of people’s homes to how long it would take to hail a cab. Citizens would incessantly rate one another on a star system after each and every cursory interaction, effectually determining the person’s overall ranking: the perceived […]

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Behringer leaks new ‘conceptual’ series of affordable synth and drum machine recreations

Behringer might soon further solidify its identity as a “budget gear manufacturer” with the audio equipment company’s intended release of a new series of imitation vintage synths. Behringer identifies the WASP DELUXE, ARP 2600, Octave The CAT, SYNTHI VCX3, MS-101-BK, MS-101-GY, MS-101-BU, and K-20 as the synths subject to a Behringer rework in a recent website update.The update […]

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Uh, So the Pentagon Spent $22 Million on a Mysterious UFO Analysis Program

The X-Files are real, y’all. No, seriously, here is some wild news for anyone who, like me, cried at the end of Arrival, or perhaps fears that one day aliens will roll on through planet Earth and absolutely wreck our shit.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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