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Why Do Penguins Sneeze?

The answer, via the New England Aquarium : "Penguins can drink salt water, but the salt is removed from their bloodstream by a salt gland behind the eyes. Then they sneeze out the salt!" Read more...

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Star Wars Speeder Bike drone puts mini trooper in the air

Joining the growing number of drones crafted to be miniature flying replicas of movie staples is a new mini Star Wars speeder bike being piloted by a Scout Trooper. Any Return of the Jedi fan will recognize the replica, while hobbyist will note that at its core the drone is a quadcopter. We've got some footage of it in action, … Continue reading

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Sprint will cover whatever it costs you to switch carriers

Sprint still really, really wants you to switch to its phone network. To that end, it just launched an offer that reimburses whatever it costs you to hop aboard, whether it's a contract termination fee or device installment payments -- there's no cap...

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Android 5.1 Is Coming and These Are Its Best New Features

For all you Lollipop-ers out there, Android just began pushing out its first major update to its Material Design-dressed OS, and unlike some updates that are usually just for "stability and performance," Android 5.1 actually comes with some stuff you're definitely going to want to know about.

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Moshi iVisor Glass review — clearly superior

Your iPhone 6 might need some protection, and Moshi is there for you when you need it.

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Watch this biped robot endure kicks and a barrage of dodgeballs

For a biped robot to be able to do its job, it needs to be stable -- it can't topple at the gentlest touch or gust of wind. That's why Oregon State University's Dynamic Robotics Laboratory designed its prototype robot called ATRIAS to be extra stable...

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A Tearful Moment from the New Steve Jobs Documentary That Debuts Today

Today at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, TX, audiences are watching the debut of a new CNN documentary called Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine .

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NYPD computers used to edit Wikipedia entries on police brutality

It's not unheard of for companies, politicians, and other famous people to be caught making edits to their own Wikipedia pages in order to appear in a better light or hide information. But now it looks like the New York Police Department has tried its hand at the Wikipedia censorship game, as edits to entries about several instances of police … Continue reading

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BlackBerry’s first tablet in years is a secure Galaxy Tab S

BlackBerry's first experience with tablets was more than a little traumatic, but it hasn't completely given up on the idea. The company's SecuSmart wing has teamed up with IBM to launch the SecuTablet, an extra-secure version of Samsung's Galaxy Tab ...

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The Best Headphones Come With a $50 Amazon Credit Today

Pick up the X version of your favorite headphones , with detachable cable, marked down to $155 , and with a $50 Amazon gift card thrown in.

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