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  1. Tempting Fate: MIT’s Robot Cheetah Can Now Run Without Cables, Leashes, Fatigue, or Mercy

    You can run, but you can't hide. Nope, you're just doomed.

    Robots do amazing things for us. They take boring repetitive jobs, move heavy objects, and even snark at each other on cellphone commercials. They also do horrifying things like laser our limbs off before we can even feel it and chase us down like we're antelope on the African plains, and MIT has now enabled their Cheetah-inspired, four-legged robot to run and leap all on its own. When the Terminator comes for you, it'll need your clothes and your boots, but not your motorcycle.

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  2. Fashion Week Got You a Selfie Sombrero and a Shrek Sweater, You’re Welcome

    Ach!

    Story time! Every December my mom puts up blank Christmas lists so we can all fill them out with what we want that year, and every year my brother used to put "the ability to see my forehead" on his list as a joke. One time I got him a baseball cap with a small handheld mirror attached to the brim so he could do just that. Basically what I'm trying to get at is that I'm obviously a fashion pioneer.

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  3. Infographic of “New” iPhone 6 Features Welcomes Apple to 2012

    They're all gonna laugh at you!

    You know what the best thing about smartphones is? That's right: poking fun at people who own a different brand of smartphone! (Note: That is actually the worst thing about smartphones.)

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  4. 101 Things We Wish Apple Gave Us Instead of That U2 Album and How to Get Rid of It

    They still haven't found what we're looking for.

    Who knew Apple would be the ones to really damage their "virus-free" claims? Somehow, through some magic called "the cloud" and "business deals involving lots of money," an unwanted U2 album has worked its way onto your phone! Don't worry, there's a way to get rid of it, and we have some suggestions for what Apple could give us instead.

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  5. Planned Parenthood Now Offers Birth Control and Counseling Online

    Everything's coming up ovaries.

    From lack of affordable health care providers in rural communities to the stigma surrounding sexuality, there are plenty of reasons why a woman might be unable or unwilling to physically see a doctor and discuss contraception and protection. It should be as cheap and easy as possible for women to take care of their bodies--and thanks to Planned Parenthood's incredible new online service and app, soon it might be.

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  6. Samsung’s “It Doesn’t Take a Genius” Ads Mocking Apple’s Announcements Sure Didn’t Take Long

    I only wish these weren't so accurate.

    In the world of computers, Apple may still be able to play the scrappy underdog card, but in the mobile arena, they're the ones attracting the attack ads from those who would challenge their dominance. Samsung wasted no time throwing together this "It Doesn't Take a Genius" ad series mocking all the fairly mockable moments from Apple's iPhone 6/Apple Watch announcement stream on Tuesday. (Full series of ads after the jump.)

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  7. DARPA and the U.S. Military Want to Give Us Mutant Healing Abilities

    I'm in if they can also make me look like Hugh Jackman.

    DARPA, government purveyors of fine bonkers future technology, is working on a new initiative to create tech implants that can adjust your body's functions and accelerate healing. Your ability to survive the process of receiving your very own adamantium skeleton isn't far away now. All you have to do is create adamantium and devise a system to implant it in your body! That's the easy part, right?

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  8. GPEN Survey Uncovers 85% of Mobile Apps Don’t Adequately Disclose How They Use Your Data

    While you were freaking out about the specifics in the ones that do provide privacy information...

    In case you had somehow managed to still feel secure with your digital personal data in light of recent security breaches, the Global Privacy Enforcement Network has released a report stating that 85% of apps don't disclose how they use your data and 1 in 3 ask for an excessive access to personal information. So, you know, sleep tight; don't let the crippling anxiety of absolutely no control over your personal privacy in the modern world bite.

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  9. Today the Internet Bands Together to Institute Fake “Slow Lanes” and Fight for Net Neutrality

    Damn the man. Save the Internet.

    When you head to your favorite websites today, you may notice some annoying popup graphics. Before you roll your eyes and click the little X, take a moment to note that these are not ads—they're pleas to help save the Internet from the death of net neutrality, and you can help.

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  10. 5 Million Gmail Passwords Hacked and Leaked, Here’s How to Check Yours

    Or you could use this as a reminder to change it for general safety.

    5 million Gmail usernames and passwords were leaked on a Russian forum. Check to see if you need to change your password immediately instead of at your regularly scheduled password change date, which is a thing you have, right?

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