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NASA Voyager Probes Still Going Strong After 40 Years

Forty years ago, the <i>Voyager 1</i> and <i>2</i> missions began their journey from Earth to become the farthest-reaching missions in history. In the course of …

Launching Balance Open

Building a wallet for all the world’s currencies together<p>We are really excited to release Balance Open, a free, open source Mac app for your money. …

How ISIS Came to Be: Four Docs to Watch

After more than three years of fighting, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has announced the end of major military operations against ISIS. In a …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Every Country’s Most Popular Tourist Attraction

There are two types of travelers: those who want to hit up the most popular tourist attractions of their intended destination, and those who would …

Rhode Island

21 of the Most Stunning Unconventional Engagement Rings Under $1,000

Not everyone wants a Mariah Carey–sized 35-carat rock. In fact, for many brides-to-be, a smaller, non-traditional engagement ring is what fits the bill. Getting caught up in the four Cs—color, cut, carat weight, and clarity—can often take away from the entire sentiment, drawing attention to the …

Jewelry

Watching a transparent mantis eat is both disgusting and fascinating

Watch this video of a young glass mantis eating a blue bottle fly. Why? Because while it's totally gross, you won't be able to look away as the food …

Running Zork in DOS on Chrome while offline? Yup, you can do that

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Each week we recommend either a Chrome(s goog) app or extension on our Chrome Show podcast and this week harkens back to well …

100 Best Albums of the '90s

The Nineties as a musical era started late and ended early — kicked in by the scritchy-scratch power chords of "Smells Like Teen Spirit," ushered out …

Music

AppSeed Instantly Turns Your Napkin Doodles Into An App’s Interface [Daily Freebie]

Just as easy-to-use creative apps like iMovie and GarageBand have made it easier to craft music and videos, so AppSeed is poised to make it much easier to build iOS apps. Simply using the app to snap a photo of a rough sketch scribbled onto a notepad or napkin will turn that sketch into working, …

New Angry Birds Star Wars II Trailer Invites Players To 'Join The Pork Side'

Rovio has just introduced another trailer for its upcoming Angry Birds Star Wars II, and this one is pretty amazing. Here’s the complete trailer. …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

Star

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Amusing Angry Birds Star Wars 2 video shows off first gameplay & new ‘telepods’ controller, lands Sept. 19

Rovio hinted at Angry Birds Star Wars 2 late last week, but today we get an official announcement as well as our first look at gameplay footage and the new Hasbro “Telepods” toys, which appear to let users transfer new characters into the game. The Telepod controller will be available where toys …