Category: Weird

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These Solar-Powered Headphones Let You Ditch the Charger

‘Infinite’ is a tricky one, isn’t it? Something’s either ‘infinite’ or it isn’t. So when Urbanista describes its Los Angeles wireless noise-canceling over-ear headphones as…

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The Best Projectors (and 2 Great Screens)

There’s nothing like watching your favorite films in a dark room on a massive screen. For that authentic movie theater experience at home, you’ll need…

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He Charted Marvel’s Massive Story—and Revealed an Epic

A longtime comics reader gets good at dealing with different versions of time. The image in any individual comic panel might capture an infinitesimal slice…

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How to Identify Any Song Using Your Phone

Music is everywhere. You could be in a cab or a café, or sitting on your couch, when a new song finds its way into…

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Volvo’s Classy All-Electric SUV Is Surprisingly Zippy

The people of Sweden do not brag. They even have a word for not-bragging: Jantelagen. So you may not have heard about Volvo’s all-electric compact…

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Another Global Pandemic Is Spreading—Among Pigs

A disease outbreak blossoms in China. Exactly how it emerges, far from the eyes of any surveilling scientist, no one can quite explain. It spreads…

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With Subscriptions, Automakers Mimic Netflix’s Playbook

In 2021, credit card statements are loaded with routine monthly charges: Netflix for video, Spotify for music, XBox Game Pass for gaming, Peloton for fitness—and…

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The Missing Teen Who Fueled ‘Cult Panic’ Over D&D

Tactical Studies Rules, the company cofounded by Gary Gygax to publish the rules for Dungeons & Dragons, held its annual “GenCon” convention in the summer…

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Which Microsoft Surface Laptop or Tablet Is Best?

The Laptop Studio makes the most sense with an Intel i7 chip, which adds Nvidia’s GeForce RTX discrete graphics card. The price does bump to…

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Swapped Blood, Faked Data, and a Lab Gone Bad

The email that Joe Hagood received in August 2017 was vague and brief, but too unsettling to ignore. Hagood worked at Medpace, a Cincinnati company…

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