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12 times Leonard Nimoy's voiceBehind an iconic haircut was a booming voice that truly was prosperous. But Leonard Nimoy was more than just Spock. Nimoy, who died Friday at age 83, was a Star Trek mainstay and a legend in the... science-fiction world. He was also a musician, a poet and a prominent voice actor See also: Leonard Nimoy's final tweet is a beautiful way to remember the iconic actor With a booming voice that resonated in films, cartoons and video games, he was a perfectly logical fit for the roles of sinister villains and wise, old patriarchs. His repertoire ranged from starring in animated features to cameos in bizarre games.
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What color is this dress: GoldThe world has suddenly been divided into two groups: the Blue and Blacks and the Gold and Whites The BBs and the GWs are screaming at each other in loungerooms, in offices, in different lighting... across the globe. The cause of the great debate? The color of a dress. On Thursday, a user going by the name of Swiked posted a photo of a striped dress to Tumblr. "Guys please help me — is this dress white and gold, or blue and black? Me and my friends can’t agree and we are freaking the fuck out." See also: How the Internet handled the Great Llama Escape of 2015 The Tumblr post that started everything. Image: Swiked / Tumblr
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Leonard Nimoy celebratedEditor's note: These photos may be considered NSFW. Leonard Nimoy, who died Friday at the age of 83, was beloved by fans for his distinctive portrayal of Mr. Spock on Star Trek. Those fans may not... have known that Nimoy, through his work as a photographer, also championed women who did not conform to Hollywood's ideal of physical perfection. In 2007, Nimoy published The Full Body Project, a collection of photos featuring nude women of many shapes and sizes. Leonard Nimoy/R. Michelson Galleries Leonard Nimoy/R. Michelson Galleries
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Review: ExoLens Exo 6 cameraThe iPhone 6 has an amazing camera. The ExoLens Exo 6 makes it better. The post Review: ExoLens Exo 6 camera lenses for iPhone 6 appeared first on AppleTell.
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Photographer captures theVadim Trunov has an eye for wildlife that can make even the peskiest of squirrels seem lovable. The Russian photographer uses high-speed lenses to capture wildlife subjects normally too challenging to... photograph out in nature. His latest series captures the secret lives of squirrels as they search for nuts in snowy forest outside of Voronezh. The photos take a closer look at, as Trunov tells Mashable, "amusing, playful and curious little animals" that are often seen but rarely interacted with See also: 11 Baby Animals So Cute You'll Squeeze Your Eyeballs Out Trunov's previous subjects include snails balancing on mushrooms, ants dipping their legs in water and grasshoppers crawling on leaves. See more of his photographs on Trunov's website.
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The Shirk Report - Volume 306

Twisted Sifter - 27 Feb 2015 15:21
The Shirk Report - Volume 306Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 25 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Twitter,... RSS and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to [email protected]   25 IMAGES – Friday! – Instant…
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The average faces of yourMichael Keaton, Christian Bale, Val Kilmer, Adam West — four men with starkly different looks, but all equally entitled to be called Batman. So if actors who look so drastically different are... all Batman, what does Batman actually look like? A new face mash project by PicClick aims to answer that question. See also: 5 Kick-Ass Facts You Didn't Know About Batman Taking the faces of the many actors who've played superheroes like Batman, Superman and Spider-Man, the project finds each superheroes "average face" by mashing them all together. While many of the faces look on par with the canonical descriptions of their respective superhero personas, something horrible has clearly happened to Steve Rogers. Before you look through the images, let's please have a moment of silence for whatever...
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Samsung is ripping off Apple'sWhen Apple’s Greg Joswiak first introduced the EarPods on stage at the iPhone 5 event in 2012, he said they “look unlike any headphone you’ve ever seen before.” Samsung... won’t be able to say the same for its new earphones,…
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10 pathogens take beautifulAfter the ebola outbreak began last year, many people in affected countries were frightened of the virus, an unseen killer. However, when viewed under an electronic microscope, invisible pathogens... take a unique form, which scientists digitally color to assist them with their research. Take a look at these fascinating up-close images of several common pathogens that can cause human illnesses.
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Smokers Get Nicotine Fix From Multiple Places

Tech Times - 27 Feb 2015 23:47
Smokers Get Nicotine Fix FromNicotine users often get their drug from multiple sources, a new study found. Why are e-cigarettes so popular?
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Sony ends maintenance for itsSony's robot dog, Aibo, is the seminal pet robot of the early 21st century. A new version hasn't been released in almost ten years, but that hasn't stopped collectors from clamoring for the Aibo.... Models sold for almost $2000 USD, so the robot dog wasn't really ever accessible by the everyday consumer. Despite its elite following, Sony has officially announced …
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Google's futuristic HQ plansIn their video announcing plans for their new campus, which you can see below, Google made an interesting point: Silicon Valley is pretty boring. For all the innovative, awesome stuff that comes from... one small area of California, the landscape looks exceedingly corporate and boring. After scaling so quickly, some large the companies are looking to expand. Apple has their …
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These 3D-printed snacks grow3D-printed edible shells are embedded with seeds to grow their own fillings of tasty sprouts and mushrooms.
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R2-D2 Deluxe Sixth ScaleOver the years, we have seen the most lovable astromech droid of all, R2-D2, appear in a variety of form factors that range from the simple to the complicated, where among them include the... cute-as-a-button R2-D2 Soy Sauce Dispenser. Well, this time around, it is serious stuff – there is no horsing around, which is why the $149.99 R2-D2 Deluxe Sixth Scale Figure holds a whole lot of our attention, ...
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The invitation for the upcoming Apple Spring Forward event features an aesthetically pleasing image as the background, which happens to make a great wallpaper for your Mac and iOS devices too. If... you’re feeling creative, you can get the original image sized at 2560×812 below and make something of it yourself, otherwise the large 3384×3384 ...
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Spies in the Toy Box?New interactive toys interact with kids by recording and storing conversations. NBC's Mark Barger and NBC News senior tech writer Julianne Pepitone report.
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Ultra-low power radioAt Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, taking place March 2nd-5th, NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ: NXPI) will demonstrate Near Field Magnetic Induction (NFMI) technology in a truly wireless earbud... including wireless audio streaming from ear to ear, using its new NxH2280 NFMI based radio transceiver.
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Iris Lamps

The Gadget Flow - 27 Feb 2015 08:59
Iris LampsThe Iris Lamps are a unique line of adjustable lamps that gives you the ability to change the light and create the atmosphere in the room. The Iris Lamps transforms their form and the atmosphere in a... room by changing their light direction and projections. By adjusting this lamp you can have upward pointing light, a downward pointing light, or a mixture of both. The floor lamp can be adjusted to all directions. The reflective interior casts intricately patterned reflections...
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The third most popular websiteYouTube completely changed the way we consume media, and it really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the Google owned property was the third most visited website in all of 2014. Whether... or not you’re looking for videos of historical political debates or clips of thrill seekers tossing themselves off of buildings, YouTube has every and any type of video one can possibly think of. As the third most popular website in the world with over 1 billion users per month, one would think that that YouTube, which Google acquired in November of 2006, would be a huge moneymaker for the search giant. The reality isn’t quite as rosy. Related: The 10 most expensive acquisitions Google ever made The
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Spinning 'Origami' AntennaNASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive mission team deployed its spacecraft's large antenna on Feb. 24th, 2015. The mission will track and map soil moisture on Earth.
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Leonard Nimoy's incredibleWhen Leonard Nimoy landed his iconic role as Spock on Star Trek in 1966, it came with a lot of opportunities for the actor He posed on red carpets, traveled the world meeting Trekkies, hung out with... William Shatner and rubbed elbows with real-life astronauts See also: Leonard Nimoy dies at 83 Nimoy also wrote a book called I Am Not Spock and another called I Am Spock, while pursuing his interests in music and poetry. He even traveled back to his hometown in 2012 to pick up an honorary doctorate degree from Boston University at the age of 81 Look back on the beloved actor's life by flipping through our gallery, below, which includes photographs from sets, award shows and beyond
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[From GamerTell] Part of the fun of Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires is having fun with the custom officer scenarios.
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AR game Ingress comes to smallIngress players -- they're a dedicated bunch. It takes heart to traipse around town and hack imaginary portals only you can see, conversing with people that (probably) aren't there, and being part of... a collective full of folks you'll probably never lay eyes on. Still, the augmented reality game gone physical is something special, and it just got a lot …
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The Federal Communications Commission voted on Feb. 26 to approve net neutrality rules for the distribution of internet traffic. The long fight is over. Hah! This decision will complete a level of... debate and now move to another …
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Dr Vishal Rao, Consultant, Head and Neck surgery, HCG Cancer Care clarified that there is no single medicine available anywhere in the world, which can be prescribe for all types of cancers.
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