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The Series That Broke Your Hearts Out of Nowhere

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:40:00 GMT

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Earlier this week, we opened hailing frequencies and asked you, our beloved readers, about the books, comics, movies, games, and shows that you never expected would give you a sudden dose of the feels. We’ve compiled your responses, and here are the moments that made you the most verklempt.

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A Major Hurricane Just Developed Over the Caribbean

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:10:00 GMT

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An ugly, dangerous storm is brewing out there. After a bout of rapid intensification last night, Hurricane Matthew has now achieved Category 3 status, packing 120 mph winds. It’s first major Caribbean hurricane since Sandy, and the strongest to develop in this particular region since 2008.

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Top Selling iMessage Sticker Pack Is Going Away Because Apple Hates Fun

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:01:00 GMT

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The developer of a clever sticker pack for iOS has been told by Apple that he has to change how the stickers look and act or else the stickers will be pulled from the App Store.

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This Ingenious Rolling Pin Uses Rings For Consistent, Adjustable Dough Thickness

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:30:58 GMT

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Alright, this is just smart. This rolling pin features a removable ring system that allows you to roll out dough to a specific and consistent thickness, and at $16, it’s never been cheaper.

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Our Best View Yet of Molecules Moving Inside Living Cells

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:25:00 GMT

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A new microscope developed by the Marine Biological Laboratory in Chicago is allowing scientists track the position and orientation of individual molecules in living cells. It has the potential to reveal unknown aspects of molecular behavior, including those that turn cells into agents of disease.

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Almost Everyone Who's Ever Worked on Star Trek Is Begging You Not to Vote for Trump

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:30:00 GMT

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In one of the least surprising turn of events in history, the people who worked on Star Trek—a show which envisions a future Earth without sexism, racism, religion, and even money—find the thought of a Trump presidency abhorrent. More surprisingly, they all want to be clear that a vote for a third party is a vote for Trump.

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Don’t forget: You can email us tips at tipbox@gizmodo.com, send them directly to any of our writers,

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:55:21 GMT

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The World's First Clear Glass Slide Looks Like a Dream

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:55:00 GMT

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Our perpetually-dropped smartphones have pushed glass manufacturers to create stronger and more durable materials to survive our clumsiness. But if you’re curious just how advanced glass making techniques have gotten, someone has made a 30-foot working glass slide that’s completely transparent.

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A Video That  Finally Expresses My Feelings Towards Football

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:50:00 GMT

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Now, you might be expecting this to be a rant about how irritating sports and sports fans can be. Maybe one about how team loyalties are based solely on regional pride even though many teams’ players aren’t from that city or state. How fans argue constantly with one another about the most irrelevant minutia and whole conversational dick-measuring contests exist to prove whose mental arsenal of said minutia is better stocked. How those same shrieking fools pack themselves into otherwise quiet bars when some of us just want a quiet drink.

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Oculus App Update Is Murdering Battery Life on Samsung Phones

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:30:00 GMT

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The Samsung Gear VR is one of the easiest ways to experience virtual reality, but some users are learning that convenience comes with its costs. Owners of Samsung phones such as the S6, S6 Edge, S7, and S7 Edge are reporting that Oculus app is destroying their phone’s battery life.

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iPhone 7 Camera Review: The Best Smartphone for Photos

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:17:00 GMT

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The camera on the iPhone has developed such a reputation for excellence that it’s one of the device’s central selling points. It’s worth upgrading to a new phone just to get the latest and greatest camera. After a week of rigorous shooting, one thing is totally clear: the iPhone 7 has a damn fine phone camera that’s the best you can buy right now.

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X-Ray Images of Bird Feathers Hold the Secret to Dinosaur Colors

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:08:00 GMT

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Textbook illustrations and museum dioramas could soon be even more accurate in their depiction of the rich colors of long-extinct animals like dinosaurs. An international team of scientists used advanced X-ray imaging techniques to map out elements related to pigmentation in modern birds of prey, which they will use to reconstruct the likely color patterns of fossil specimens.

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New Beauty and the Beast Stills Give Us Our First Look at the Live-Action Beast

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:35:00 GMT

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We’ve not actually seen all that much from Disney’s upcoming remake of its animated classic Beauty and the Beast—but new images that have emerged today make up for it by basically being ripped straight out of the original movie. Plus, they give us our first good look at Dan Stevens as the titular beast.

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Your Favorite Front Pocket Wallet Is Saddleback's Leather ID Wallet

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:43:12 GMT

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Three out of your four top front pocket wallet picks were new-fangled minimalist wallets, but all the cool features and unique ideas in the world couldn’t buy them enough votes to overcome Saddleback’s old school leather wallet, which took nearly 50% of the vote all by itself.

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Fun Photo Series Puts the Size of Random Huge Objects in Perspective

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:15:00 GMT

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This wonderful photo series comparing the size of things by Kevin Wisbith is a really fun way to earn some brain wrinkles, because it gives you a better sense of the true size of random buildings, ships, machines, and other objects. You get to see things like the Death Star hover over Florida in space, a B-2 bomber stretch across the width of an entire football field, and the Titanic lay out on top of a freaking aircraft carrier.

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The Massive E. Coli Outbreak In Flour Is Over, So Why Are People Still Getting Sick? 

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:30:00 GMT

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An outbreak of E. coli that caused 10 million pounds of flour to be pulled from shelves is finally over. Yet, cases continue to pop up, and the CDC says it expects to see even more. Here’s why, even when the outbreak is over, the illness still isn’t.

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Westworld Is Very Good, You Just Need to Be a Bit Patient

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:15:00 GMT

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Westworld, HBO’s long-gestating adaptation of the 1973 movie of the same name, finally premieres this Sunday. In a lot of ways, the first episode already lives up to the hype—but you’re also going to have to be okay with being confused.... at least for now.

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Another One of Saturn's Moons May Have a Global Ocean

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:10:00 GMT

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The evidence is mounting that our solar system is rife with oceans. Last week, scientists reported that Pluto could have an insanely deep liquid water swimming pool beneath its surface, and on Monday, NASA revealed new evidence for geyser activity on icy Europa . Now, another frozen moon is poised to join the club of outer space scuba retreats: Dione.

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This Millennium Falcon Charging Cable's Got It Where It Counts, Kid

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:40:00 GMT

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The microUSB cable that came with whatever gadget you need to charge every night probably works just fine, assuming you take care of it. But ThinkGeek still makes a strong argument for replacing it with this electroluminescent cable that makes the Millennium Falcon on the end look like it’s making the jump to hyperspace.

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Massive Earthquake Along the San Andreas Fault Is Disturbingly Imminent

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:50:00 GMT

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A series of quakes under the Salton Sea may be a signal that the San Andreas Fault is on the verge of buckling. For the next few days, the risk of a major earthquake along the fault is as high as 1 in 100. Which, holy crap.

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The iPhone 7's Bluetooth Is Totally Screwed Up for Some Users

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:35:00 GMT

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Yesterday, we asked you, the Gizmodo readers, what problems you’re having with the iPhone 7 so far. We’ve received tons of emails so far, and we’re still taking submissions so email me. The most annoying issue to date appears to be problems with the new phone’s Bluetooth connectivity.

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15 Comic Books That Show What Kind of Man Luke Cage Is

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:00:00 GMT

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Some superheroes’ personalities change over time, especially when many creators work on them over decades of publishing history. But this also creates a multiplicity of possible interpretations for these characters, too. Let’s see what the most telling moments from Luke Cage’s long superhero career actually say about him as a person.

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There's a Reflector Built Right Into this Camera Bag

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:05:00 GMT

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If you’re not careful, photography can become a black hole of never-ending accessories and camera gear that you can never escape. You don’t always need to bring along an entire studio’s worth of gear to get a great shot, and Betabrand is making it even easier to travel light with a new camera bag featuring a reflector built right in.

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The Real Story Behind the 'Sorry I Tased You' Cake [Updated]

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:26:00 GMT

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Yesterday, a story about the origins of a beautiful cake that read “Sorry I Tased You” went viral. It was debunked last night, but the truth remained elusive. Today, we bring you the real story behind the infamous cake.

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