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The Weird, Sketchy History Of Internet Cafes

Internet cafes started as coffee shops where you could check email. But over the years, people turned them into dens for sharing pirated music, hotspots for video game addiction, and even temporary housing.

14 Wildly Delicious Ways To Cook A Potato

French fries. Mashed potatoes. Baked potatoes. Hash browns. Potato wedges. Potatoes are basically always delicious whichever way you cook them. Even if you’ve never had a particular potato dish, if it’s potato-based, you know it’s starchy goodness for you. Here are 14 different ways to cook a potato from Food, People, Places. I didn’t even recognise some but I know I want to eat them all.

CSI: Cyber Is Back, And Still Chock Full O'Ludicrous Tech Tricks

The best-worst show about technology came back for its second-season premiere with 100% more Ted Danson and 1000% more dei ex machina driving its plotlines than before. The cast is slightly different, but the relentless corniness is simply amplified.

34 Amazing Photos Of The Super Blood Moon

Sunday night’s sky was a rare treat for those on the other side of the globe. We won’t even see another lunar eclipse until 2018. But in the meantime, we have a lot of fantastic photos taken by Gizmodo readers – as well as the stories behind them – of the blood super moon.

Japan's Friendly Robot Is Getting A Snarky C-3PO Attitude Adjustment For Americans

The Japanese humanoid robot Pepper, which sold out of its first 1,000 units in one minute in Japan this June, will get a personality makeover for the US market: it will go from cute and bubbly to snarky and sarcastic, MIT Technology Review reports.

Why Cats Rule The Internet Instead Of Dogs

LOLcats, Lil Bub, Grumpy Cat, Nyan Cat. Why aren’t dogs as popular as cats in memes and viral videos? The answer, believe it or not, may come from science.

How Filmmakers Use Aspect Ratio Tricks In Movies

Often, it’s the things you don’t notice that make or break a movie, and there’s no more subtle a mind bender than playing tricks with aspect ratios.

The Apple Original Content Rumour Is Back

According to a report on Variety, citing the usual collection of anonymous sources, Apple is considering a move into producing its own TV and movies. This rumour is as new as the rumours about Apple producing a TV, or a touchscreen iMac, or (insert consumer tech product here). But could this year be THE YEAR? This is the internet, so let’s speculate wildly.

How People Toast Their Drinks Around The World

Each culture has its own customs and each country has its own preferences but people all across the world are united in their desire to drink and have fun with their friends. And it’s that — not language or opposable thumbs — is what makes us humans. But of course, if you’re drinking with people from other cultures, you should respect how they do things.

The Cave Holding Evidence Of Humanity's First Culture Is Under Threat

Sibudu, a rock shelter above the uThongathi River in KwaZulu-Natal, is one of South Africa’s most important archaeological sites. Its recent nomination for World Heritage status demonstrates that it is of universal value, with heritage that belongs to all humanity.

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