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Every time a new platform comes out, the gadget world runs headfirst into a vicious Catch-22: How do you get people to adopt new technology when there isn't any content, and if there isn't anyone using the tech, how do you convince developers to make content for that platform? Recently, we've seen this situation unfold for VR headsets like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Despite both systems' ability to evoke profound jaw-dropping reactions from those who've tried it, VR is still too expensive and thin on content for people to really care.

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If you go out to the movies these days with your friends or family, you can barely watch one without breaking the bank. At home, you can binge as many as you want — on your big TV, in your comfy clothes. Turning your living room into the place to be — whether you're on your own or with company — for a movie- and TV-watching marathon is a smart and fun idea that saves you money and stress. Here's what you need to make that happen.

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An intriguing video appeared on the Chinese social network Weibo today. It shows a man wearing one rubber glove feeding an Apple-branded device into a machine and then touching the Apple logo with his ungloved index finger. When he does, code scampers across a display at his work station. Is this our first peek at the new TouchID sensor on the iPhone? I don't know. Do I want this mystery device that might not even exist? Yep.

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"Real question: does anyone I know clean their underwear in a kettle when travelling?"

Scrolling through social media this morning, these 14 words, in one foul swoop, ruined every relaxing cup of tea I've ever had in a hotel room.

My mind was racing. Who would do this? Why?

And is it really as gross as it sounds? I reached out to some experts on the matter to find out if the simple fact the underwear is literally boiling means this actually a safe thing to do, or nah.

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Video: Can batteries power the world?

Here's a quick explanation of the physical and chemical limitations to electrolytic batteries, and how we might surpass the energy density and specific energy of lithium-ion batteries - like the Panasonic 18650 batteries used in the Tesla Model S, for example.

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All stories about dogs should be Good Stories, which is why the situation in Taloja, India is especially heartbreaking. Recently, photos and videos of blue pooches in the industrial town have cropped up online, raising the obvious question: What the hell happened?

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It is the most common way in the world to connect an external device to your computer, and now Australian research shows the humble USB is actually super vulnerable to information "leakage" - making them far less secure than we thought.

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An iconic Spider-Man adversary could appear in a weird way in Silver and Black. Charlie Cox discusses the comic book influences behind Daredevil's third season. The Hellboy reboot is close to recruiting another member of its supernatural cop squad. Plus, new clips from Killyjoys, and more Inhumans posters. Spoilers now!