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This Kevlar iPhone cable is supposed to survive anything … so we blew it up 3:42

Zus recently used its Kevlar-reinforced charging cable to tow a car -- but we wanted to put it to the test and see for ourselves just how strong it is. How much abuse can this cable really take?
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Where did all these after-show talk shows come from? And why do we love them?

Following in the footsteps of AMC and Chris Hardwick's "Talking" series, after-show talk shows for popular primetime dramas are being released in droves; shows like Orphan Black, Game of Thrones, and Mr. Robot have joined the list
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Weekend Workshop: Turn a pile of cardboard into a backyard geodesic dome

Essentially a 21st Century tree house, geodesic domes don't offer much outside of being a fun place to spend a quiet afternoon. Here's how to make your own geodesic dome using cardboard and a laser cutter (or X-Acto knife).
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Meet the hacker keeping ‘Mr. Robot’ so real it’s scary

'Mr. Robot' writer and tech consultant Kor Adna headed a panel in New York City discussing the politics of hacking. Following the panel, Adna spoke with Digital Trends about season two details, how his hacking past helped the show and…

She can write a pop hit for anybody, but on ‘Death Valley,’ LP wrote for LP

“Good songs have a leeway to them. They respond to being done in different versions.” Identity is everything to recording artists. If that gets diluted in any way, musicians feel a clear disconnect has occurred between their intended…
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ESPN is now in the business of binge-able content thanks to O.J. Simpson

ESPN streamed the last three parts of its five-part 'O.J. Made in America' documentary on its WatchESPN streaming service prior to their live TV airings. ESPN spoke with Digital Trends about how that decision helped ESPN make more…

The best just got (a tiny bit) better – Mazda reveals G-Vectoring Control

What Mazda has done with G-Vectoring Control is to use steering input data to make subtle changes that increase front wheel grip, keeping the car more stable and predictable, while at the same time protecting the car from jerky motions.
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Melting mountains: How lidar and 3D printing helped create incredible candles

Cascadia Candle Co makes 3D topographical beeswax candles from lidar scans of real northwestern mountains, but turning datasets into solid wax required a lot of tech.
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Cozmo is like a lovable Pixar character come to life on your desk

Anki has created the robotic companion of your dreams: Cozmo, an AI-powered companion that's capable of conveying realistic emotions. It can play games, too, and entertain itself with dice-sized blocks.

Indiegogo campaign seeks to develop 1,200 rolls of film shot in the 1950s

The Rescued Film Project has come across a collection of 1,200 rolls of undeveloped film shot by an unknown photographer in the 1950s. Now it's looking for funding to develop them.

Before it’s ready for Bond, Aston’s DB11 needs to survive Phoenix’s fury

Digital Trends joins Aston Martin’s chief engineer in Arizona to put a DB11 prototype through a series of hot weather tests and to learn the extent of the brand’s pre-production process.

Can you spend a week speaking only in emojis? I wouldn’t recommend it

I spent a week conducting all my online conversations in the emojis, and while my fiancé hasn’t called off our engagement (yet), I discovered that our 21st century hieroglyphics have some flaws.