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Snapchat’s Cameo test slips your face into GIFs

Sponsored Links Jeff Higgins, Twitter GIFs are great for conveying your reactions, but they’re not usually very personal — and recording yourself probably won’t be that exciting. Snap might have found a way to bridge those two worlds. The company has confirmed to TechCrunch that it’s testing a Cameo feature which inserts your face into…

Eight Degrees North

Eight Degrees North

Eight degrees doesn’t sound like much. It’s only 1/45 of the way around a circle. On a globe, it’s about nine percent of the angular distance between the Equator and the North Pole. Today, I live eight degrees farther north than where I grew up. As one would expect, the climate is a bit different.…

The best USB phone charger

By Nick Guy This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full guide to USB phone charger. The best USB phone chargers can power your phone as rapidly as it and your cable will allow. After…

After Math: Hey there, big spender

Sponsored Links Don Arnold via Getty Images With Elon Musk narrowly avoiding $150 million in damages in his “pedo guy” defamation case, let’s take a look at some of this past week’s big ticket headlines. Riot Games pays $10 million to settle gender discrimination lawsuit Looking for a quick and easy way to avoid paying…

Hackers targeted BMW, Hyundai in hunt for trade secrets

Sponsored Links CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images Two of the world’s larger car makers were the victims of a sophisticated (but still not very successful) hacking campaign. Bayerricscher Rundfunk has learned that intruders from the hacking group OceanLotus slipped into the networks of BMW and Hyundai in an attempt to find trade secrets. BMW, at…

The Secret of the Crocodile “Death Roll”

The Secret of the Crocodile “Death Roll”

Science is full of arcane terminology. Why use an easy-to-understand or evocative word when an opaque and overwrought phrase will do? But there are exceptions. Like “death roll.” If you grew up watching David Attenborough specials, you’ve probably heard the term over slow-motion footage of crocodiles tearing wildebeest apart. It means exactly what you think.…