1. Mad Max before and after shots show what’s real and what’s fake
     Published by The Verge on 2015-05-31 at 09:09:54

Much has been made of the incredible practical stunts used in Mad Max: Fury Road, but the final product that hit movie screens is the result of combing those stunning special effects with some deft visual effects. Now, thanks to Fxguide, we c...

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2. Required Reading: The Android M Developer Preview
     Published by Android Central on 2015-05-31 at 07:24:35

If you're looking to get started with Android M, Google has a wealth of information already available. Here's where we'd start.  We've reached another milestone in the lifecycle of Android — welcome Android M to the fold. It's available now in as a pre...

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3. Bill Nye’s LightSail spacecraft is back in touch with Earth after rebooting itself
     Published by The Verge on 2015-05-31 at 08:40:13

After a tense few days, Bill Nye's sunbeam-powered spacecraft LightSail is back in touch with Earth. About a week after its launch on May 20th, LightSail lost the ability to send data to the crew because of a software glitch. Efforts to reboo...

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4. DARPA to develop best practices for 3D printing
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-05-31 at 01:56:00

Just as steel's physical properties change depending on how it's produced, so too do 3D printed materials. However, unlike steel, we don't yet fully understand how different these newfound techniques affect the resulting printed item. Sometimes a pri...

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5. Black Holes Broadcast Galactic Collisions In Epic Plasma Radio Bursts
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-05-31 at 07:00:00

You’d probably get upset if somebody ran smack into you on the street, or plowed into your car. Whatever sort of fuss you’d raise, however, pales miserably in comparison to the epic cosmic scream of supermassive black holes when their host galaxies co...

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6. London Is Redefining Tech Startups Through Adventurous Capital
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-05-31 at 00:00:11

 London hit an important milestone this month, but you may have missed the news as it emerged with a characteristically British lack of fuss. For the first time, the city’s technology startups attracted in excess of half a billion dollars of VC...

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7. Woman unknowingly tosses a first-gen Apple computer worth $200,000 at a recycling center
     Published by The Next Web on 2015-05-31 at 08:05:05

A recycling center in Silicon Valley is looking for a mystery woman who unknowingly dropped off a rare, first-generation Apple computer that fetched $200,000 at a private auction. The woman was reportedly cleaning her late husband’s garage when she came...

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8. Uber will let drivers track your location, but only if you agree
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-05-31 at 05:02:00

Uber has rewritten its privacy policy to make it easier to grok and added some very important changes. According to the updated guidelines, the ride-sharing app will soon give drivers the power to track your location if you allow it to, so long as it...

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9. The scientist who designed the fake interfaces in “Minority Report” and “Iron Man” is now building real ones
     Published by QZ on 2015-05-31 at 03:00:25

Science fiction often influences the world of technology. The iPad is essentially the tablet computer from Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Back to the Future II in 1989 got a lot right about the technology of 2015. The man who invented the w...

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10. Hard-Core Career Advice For A 13-Year-Old
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-05-31 at 05:00:41

 I’m ashamed because I felt the need to brag to my 13-year-old. But she asked for it. My daughter Mollie had a homework assignment for her guidance class that had her ask me what I do for a living. This put me in a weird position. I do a lot of...

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11. Inhabitat’s Week in Green: Self-driving Audis and free solar panels
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-05-31 at 09:00:00

Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.



California is giving away free solar panels to its poorest residents. Between now and 2016, the state wil...

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12. Conspiracy theorists will truly believe anything, says science
     Published by Daily Dot on 2015-05-31 at 07:00:00

More on the science of the Facebook echo chamber.

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13. Grab one of these Galaxy S5 skins today while they’re only $3.95
     Published by Android Central on 2015-05-31 at 07:15:59

Made from multiple thermoacrylics, this Galaxy S5 skin case is highly elastic and resistant to oils. Say goodbye to annoying fingerprints! The back features a matte finish with a glossy edging that enhances the grip around your device. Available in black,...

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14. China will begin phasing out its ivory industry in an effort to fight poaching
     Published by The Verge on 2015-05-31 at 07:52:16

For the first time ever, China has committed to phasing out its legal ivory industry, The Guardian reports. At an event this past week, workers destroyed 662kg of confiscated ivory in a symbolic gesture of the country's commitment to fighting A...

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15. 10 secrets that will make your life easier as a social media manager
     Published by The Next Web on 2015-05-31 at 08:32:33

This article originally appeared on the Twitter Counter blog. There’s a common misconception that managing social media on a professional level is as easy and breezy as uploading an image on Facebook with a simple caption to go with it. But, you and I ...

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16. Solar Plane’s Pacific Marathon Puts Pilot to the Ultimate Endurance Test
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-05-31 at 08:00:00

Google’s solar powered Internet drone may have just tanked in a desert
 , but other sun-powered fliers are still going strong, including the Solar Impulse plane, which has just taken off on a nearly 5,000 mile journey across the Pacific, from Nanjing, C...

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17. Monster Hunter X announced for Japan in this debut trailer
     Published by Polygon on 2015-05-31 at 07:00:02

Nintendo staged a Japan-only Nintendo Direct overnight (U.S. time) and in it, Capcom announced the latest entry in its Monster Hunter franchise: Monster Hunter X — where the X means "Cross." See it in action in this trailer above.
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18. Inside Android M’s new Do Not Disturb mode
     Published by Android Central on 2015-05-31 at 09:09:59

Things may still change, but the first Android M preview shows signs of bringing sanity to Lollipop's 'interruptions' mess The "interruptions" system in Android Lollipop is among the OS's more controversial features, obscuring basic mute functionality be...

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20. Hackers On Demand
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-05-31 at 08:00:00

In 2013, a pair of private investigators in the Bay Area embarked on a fairly run-of-the-mill case surrounding poached employees. But according to a federal indictment unsealed in February, their tactics sounded less like a California noir and someth...

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