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The Best Action Camera: Q2 2014 Edition

You can’t just do something dangerous and insane these days without filming it for posterity. And while action cameras let us relieve these life-highlights over and over, they aren’t all created equal. We decided to see for ourselves which one could handle your extreme adventures best.


Earth 2.0: What We Know About The First Earth-Sized Planet In A Habitable Zone

When you’re looking for alien life, the best place to look is somewhere like Earth; the only place we know of that life exists. Kepler-186f, the first Earth-sized planet to be found in the habitable zone of a star, is the best bet we’ve ever found.


Full X-Men: Days Of Future Past Trailer Finally Lets Mutants Loose

Enough teases. Enough hints. We’ve been waiting months for some real, honest-to-Blob mutant action from X-Men: Days of Future Past. Finally, in the last trailer before the movie finally comes out, we get more than we ever could have hoped for. Snikt!


Everything Wrong With The Matrix (Just Kidding, The Matrix Is Perfect)

Yes, this 12-minute video expertly dissects all of the inconsistencies, logical fallacies and plot conveniences that plague 1999′s The Matrix. But what it fails to take into consideration is that The Matrix is perfect, and no amount of nitpicking will ever change that.


Gear Fit Teardown: A Tiny Little Marvel

Whatever you can say about the Gear Fit, or wearables in general, it’s an attractive little piece of hardware. As this teardown from iFixit shows, that beauty’s not just skin deep.


Twitter's Facebook-Lite Look Kicks In Today With New Profile Powers

That major redesign Twitter was teasing earlier this year? It’s here. And it has a few features we hadn’t heard about thrown in for good measure. Welcome to Facewitter, or Twitbook. It’s actually pretty nice!


The Bizarre 'Cuban Twitter' Built To Help Undermine Castro

In one of the oddest reports of spy games we’ve heard in years — and that’s saying something — the AP has uncovered a United States plot to create a “Cuban Twitter” that would lure in users with soccer scores and music news before evolving its message into anti-Castro rhetoric. If any part of that made you say what, don’t worry, that’s a perfectly natural response.


Facebook Could Give You The Oculus Rift You Always Wanted

The news today that Facebook will buy Oculus — the makers of the best virtual reality experience in existence — caused paroxysms of upsetment and surprise. That’s fair! But once the smoke clears, this could turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to the most promising technology we have.


Train Derails At Chicago Airport, Makes It Halfway Up The Stairs

Yesterday evening, a Blue Line train at Chicago’s O’Hare airport jumped the rails. And kept going.


Project Morpheus: Sony's Oculus Rift Competitor Looks Incredible

It was only a matter of time. The Oculus Rift has caught so much attention — deservedly so — that of course one of the big dogs was going to start honing in on its virtual reality territory. Today, that’s Sony. And its Project Morphues VR headset sounds fantastic.


Here's 4 Minutes Of Captain America Kicking Arse In The Winter Soldier

A trailer’s one thing , but to get a feel for just how badass Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be, might we recommend this four minute scene? Why yes, yes we might!


How LIVR Fooled The World (And Why The World Probably Deserved It)

One of the hottest new apps set to debut this week at SXSW, that annual intermingling of tenuous ideas and easy money, was LIVR, a social network exclusively for drunk people. Media and investors alike lined up to laud it. The only problem? As we first reported yesterday, LIVR was an elaborate hoax. Now it’s time to meet who was behind it.