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Video: I'm not into Halloween, but I appreciate the people who really, really love it. You know the types, the ones that plan out elaborate costumes decades in advance, the folks who decorate their houses so well that it rivals the haunted houses of theme parks, the people who buy the best candy, the people who host the best parties, etc. Those people make everyone feel better on a day where we don't have to be ourselves.

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Japanese artist Ei Wada specialises in turning old consumer electronics into new musical instruments. He's rigged up old CRT TVs to simultaneously function like bongos, transformed AM/FM radios to squeal like a theremin, and converted a busted office fan into a wailing guitar. That and more, it all seems to bring him endless joy.

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"Quantum Dot". I know it sounds like a TV show where a guy jumps backwards through time, taking over the bodies of other people and helping them with the grammar and punctuation, but it's a real technology. Honest. In fact, Samsung was one of the first off the mark to integrate quantum dots into its displays, which now includes computer monitors with the announcement of the curved, 24-inch CFG70.

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"I'm sorry, John, but you're going to have to run again." Burger Fiction has put together a collection of what they claim is every Tom Cruise running scene ever and it's almost 20 minutes of vigorous exercise that's making me check in on my own New Year's resolution. Damn, Tom, you're making the rest of us look bad.

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I have to take issue with the title of this video, VHS tapes were not "bad". They were great. They were incredible little movie-playing contraptions that snapped, rolled and clunked and they smelled weird. But yes, it is worth putting their image quality to the test, so let this video walk you through it in the hi-def era.

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Richard Branson and Elon Musk aren't the only personalities in the commercialised spaceflight game. There a plenty of smaller operations having a crack, from hobbyist operations such as John Carmack's Armadillo Aerospace, to more serious efforts. In this video from Freethink — which will be an ongoing series — we get a chance to meet one of these dedicated outfits, with the focus here being Jeff Greason and XCOR Aerospace.

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Video: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is the follow up to Jack Reacher, a surprisingly nuanced and interesting action movie that wasn't just explosions and punching and Tom Cruise jumping down stairs. If you've seen any of the Never Go Back trailers, you'll know there's a certain scene in a diner that adds to the intrigue of Reacher's character. Here's a little bit more context on how that plays out.