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Clown Pranksters Have Already Killed The Only Good Joke Of 2016

Amidst a year widely recognised as a near-humorless slog, a Wisconsin uncle brought us a fleeting moment of joy this week, attaching a silly-arse skeleton to a quadcopter and buzzing passersby. As a great poet once foretold, however, poor Death hast died.

These Cryptic Wikileaks Tweets Don't Mean Julian Assange Is Dead [Updated]

Earlier today, Wikileaks tweeted out a series of three terse, confusing messages, each containing a 64-character code. Now a lot of people think Julian Assange is dead.

Kids Filming Joy Ride With GoPro Forget That They Left A Very Expensive Camera On Top Of The Car

Video: In 1992, my dad left his shoes on top of his car. He saw them an hour later on the feet of a guy walking down the road. Those shoes fared better than the $US1000 ($1315) camera owned by this kid’s dad.

Watch Crayons Melt Into Wonderful Blobs Of Colour

Video: Anything looks cooler in macro. Setting stuff on fire with a blowtorch is rad, for obvious reasons. And even in death, the humble crayon manages to fill us with child-like joy.

Apple Will Reportedly Kill The Home Button And That Sucks

According to a new report from Mark Gurman, Apple will kill the iPhone’s physical home button in 2017. Don’t get it twisted, this isn’t the iPhone we’re going to see in a few weeks; it’s the iPhone after that. And killing the home button is a very sad idea.

Dell Just Killed One Of Its Best Products

Android tablets are mostly garbage, but the Dell Venue 8 7000 was a feat of engineering that even the most avid Apple fan would be loathe to put down. So it’s a major bummer that the Venue 8 and the rest of the Venue line up have been discontinued, effective immediately.

RIP Adrian Frutiger: You've Seen His Elegant Typefaces Everywhere

There is perhaps no single typographer whose work can be found in such a diverse range of applications. Adrian Frutiger, who died last week at age 87, created typefaces that make you feel at home in every single place you see it, from subway stations to your computer keyboard.

RIP Oliver Sacks: 7 Must-Read Works About Our Beautiful Brains

In the past day you may have seen the internet lighting up with appreciations for the writer and neurologist Oliver Sacks. He died earlier this week at age 82, leaving behind a lifetime of illuminating writing that helped us to understand our own brains as beautiful, imperfect machines. Here are a few of our favourite books and stories.

Another One Of The Most Popular File-Sharing Sites Is Getting Shut Down

After over a decade helping people download movies, music and other files, popular file-sharing service RapidShare will shut down next month, by choice. The site is advising people who use it to secure their data before it gets deleted March 31, 2015.

Inventor Of The Laser Dies

Charles Townes, the physicist whose work would help lay the foundations for the development of the laser died today. He was 99. His career also ranged far beyond an interest in lasers, into astronomy and a fascination with spirituality.

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