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Frag at Starbucks (or anywhere you want) with these potent gaming laptops

Gaming desktops are powerful, but they tie you down to your desk. We've round up some sleek, powerful alternatives that can play your favorite titles at high detail without breaking a sweat.

Swiping right on a celebrity on Tinder? It's probably an advertisement

Expanding your dating pool is the entire premise behind Tinder, so if you're meeting an average Joe that you might not have found in your own social circles, it's conceivable that you could meet a celebrity on the dating app too, right?
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Crops grown on Martian soil have been deemed safe to eat

We'll be able to grow crops in Martian soil. Dutch scientists have managed to grow crops of four vegetables and cereals in soil "similar to that on Mars." The resulting food was deemed safe to eat.

Autonomous vehicles that might sacrifice passengers are only OK for the other guy

Survey respondents asked about autonomous vehicle decisions between harming others or sacrificing passengers revealed a difference based on whose car it was. Participants wanted others' cars to self-sacrifice, but not their own.

5 songs you need to stream this week: Beyoncé, NITE-FUNK, and more

Not sure what new music to listen to? We'll let you know what new tracks and albums dropping this week are worthy of your attention. Up this week: Beyoncé, NITE-FUNK, Miguel, and more.
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Master the art of melting metal with this no-nonsense guide to soldering

Ready to start your own soldering project, but don't know where to start? Let's walk through how to solder safely and effectively, so you can work on your own electrical projects at your own leisure.

Quitters Never Win: Leave mid-game in Overwatch too often and you could be banned for a season

Serious gamers playing Blizzard Entertainment's Overwatch will start seeing penalties for leaving mid-game, once the beta version of Competitive Play mode is released to the public.

The Oliver by Matter is the crockpot of the 21st century

Meet the Oliver, a new slow cooker from San Francisco designers at Matter. But don't worry -- just because this kind of device was invented in the 1950s doesn't mean that it doesn't have all the functionality of 2016.

'Manifold Garden' creator William Chyr wants you to think in three dimensions

We spoke with artist-turned-developer William Chyr on the floor of E3 about his mind-bending puzzle game, 'Manifold Garden,' and how the film Inception inspired him to combine his passions for physics and installation art.
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Weekend Workshop: End backyard buzzing with a mosquito trap made from a tire 3:11

With Zika and other mosquito-borne illnesses causing their fair share of a raucous lately, this DIY mosquito trap using nothing more than an old car tire and a PVC pipe drainage valve is the perfect weekend project.

'Brexit' might impact Samsung, LG, and Acer, and not in a good way

Now that the British public has chosen to exit from the European Union, the decision might negatively impact Samsung's, LG's, and Acer's businesses in the region. This might even force Samsung and LG to leave the U.K.

Windows makes classics like WordPad, Fax and Scan, Character Map and XPS Viewer available for Insiders

Missing classic Windows apps like WordPad, Fax and Scan, XPS Viewer and Character Map? If you were itching for some nostalgia, Windows Insiders can grab them now in the Store, through Project Centennial.