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Yummy flash drives you didn’t know you needed

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Take a byte out of your data storage with one of these delicious USB storage devices. These cute thumb drives can turn a dull day at work into an enjoyable one. From chocolate ...

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A man played AR 'Super Mario Bros.' in Central Park and no one thought it was weird

Not to detract from the cool tech creation here, but programmer Abhishek Singh’s augmented reality reimagining of Super Mario Bros. World 1-1 for HoloLens isn’t even the craziest thing about this video. That honor goes instead to the total indifference expressed by every pedestrian in New York’s Central Park. How ...

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Valve's wild VR controller solves a big problem with virtual hands

Valve thinks it’s solved the problem of tracking individual finger movements in virtual reality.  The so-called “Knuckles” controller doesn’t look much different from what’s out there, but it benefits from a number of innovative design tweaks.  SEE ALSO: Is video really the future of VR? The Oculus Touch and HTC ...

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Construction could be revolutionized by a robot that lays 3,000 bricks a day

Construction is difficult to automate because of the complex, individualized and customized work it requires.  But a company called Construction Robotics has developed a one-of-a-kind robot that can lay bricks six times faster than a human.  Read more…More about Innovation, Construction, Brick Wall, Real Time, and Robot Arm Please click ...

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Google Doodle lets you tap into your inner digital composer

Feel like making some music today? Google’s here to help you out with that. Today’s interactive Google Doodle honors filmmaker and artist Oskar Fischinger on his 117th birthday. The influential German was best known for mixing the worlds of abstract motion graphics and animation with music, working in Hollywood on ...

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This brave little firewall is here to protect your devices

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. The new ideal of the “smart home” imagines a Jetsons-esque world in which all of your devices are connected to the internet, communicating with each other and adapting to your preferences to create ...

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Facebook's AMBER Alerts system launches in Australia

Facebook’s AMBER Alerts are now available in Australia as part of a partnership with the country’s state and federal police, and Australians will now be notified of missing children on top of their News Feeds. SEE ALSO: How Facebook Messenger bots are driving social change around the world While the ...

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YouTube's VR 180 and Daydream cameras bring immersive video to traditional creators

Even if you’ve never strapped on a virtual reality headset, if you’re a heavy YouTube user, you’ve probably stumbled upon a 360 video on the site and thought: This looks interesting, but very weird and hard to watch in my browser.  YouTube has been obviously been paying attention to these ...

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This app allows you to try on lipsticks from every brand you've ever had your eye on

Who needs to try on lipstick IRL when you can do it without leaving your room? You might remember Meitu, the selfie-editing app that brought you some of these amazing transformations:  Image: SAMSTRYKER/TWITTER AND MASHABLE COMPOSITESEE ALSO: Live out your Sailor Moon cosplay fantasies with her official phone and selfie-stick ...

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Why Tumblr's new 'safe mode' is a bigger deal than you think

Tumblr just made some big changes to how it approaches NSFW content.  Earlier this week, the platform introduced a new “safe mode” that, when enabled, prevents users from seeing NSFW content unless they choose to view it. SEE ALSO: Couple sitting on a boat created a very NSFW optical illusion ...

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