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Samsung's virtual reality headset, Gear VR: what you need to know

Samsung's virtual reality headset, dubbed "Gear VR," is available for purchase as of today. For those not following the last three years of virtual reality's return from obscurity, today is a big day: Gear VR is the first virtual reality headset available to general consumers. Though Sony's …

Barack Obama Becomes The First President To Write Code

It’s official: Obama writes code.<p>He probably won’t be up to debating the merits of Ruby vs. Python any time soon, but the President took the time to crack out a few lines of Javascript as part of the Hour Of Code — an event that encourages students to try just one hour of programming to see if it …

Gas Under $2 a Gallon as Gas Stations Launch Price Wars

Gas station price wars have pushed the cost of a gallon of regular below $2 in one U.S. city, and similar price wars are expected in other metro …

Cost of Living

Liverpool to announce start of Anfield redevelopment

Stadium saga which once threatened to bring Liverpool FC to its knees is now drawing to a close<p><b>Liverpool</b> are finally ready to start construction of the long-awaited redevelopment of Anfield, the club will announce today.<p>After 15 years; four different planning applications by three sets of owners; …

Toyota recalls cars in Japan, China for airbags

This article is published in partnership with Time.com. The original version can be found here.<p>Toyota is recalling 185,000 vehicles in Japan and …

Japan’s Asteroid-Bombing Spacecraft Launches Successfully

What's next for Hayabusa 2<p>While most of the East Coast U.S. was sleeping last night, the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) launched Hayabusa 2, a deep space probe that will land on asteroid 1999 JU3, collect samples, and bring them back to Earth.<p>If you missed the liftoff, here are some highlights from …

No, Facebook Is Not Planning to Sell Your Images

After Facebook publicized its intentions to simplify its privacy policy starting in January, a growing number of users have opposed the changes by …

Social Media

This GIF Of Magnetic Putty 'Eating' A Piece Of Metal Is Mesmerizing

File this one under "Coolest thing we've seen all day": a cube of magnetic putty swallowing a smaller cube of metal whole.<p>We first saw this on r/woahdude, a section of Reddit dedicated to "Trippy & mesmerizing games, video, audio & images that make you go 'woah dude!'" Yes, we know they misspelled …