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GoPro footage survives a year on the ocean floor

Earlier this week a YouTuber by the name of Francis Darracott found a GoPro camera while fishing off the coast of England near Poole – after almost a year in the water (judging by the timestamps on the video), the camera’s waterproof housing had failed, but the recorded video was …

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Snapchat Saves Your Snaps Now Because Hey, Memories Can Be Nice

Snapchat has built a social media kingdom on the back of a fairly straightforward premise: the things you share disappear soon after you share them. Snapchat Memories, rolling out as of nowish, upends that proposition, letting you save snaps within the app for posterity. Apparently even ephemerality is ephemeral. As …

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Major telecoms promise 5G networks if EU cripples net neutrality

A group of 20 major telcos including Deutsche Telekom, Nokia, Vodafone, and BT promise to launch 5G networks in every country in the European Union by 2020 — so long as governments decide to weaken net neutrality rules. The coalition’s plans are outlined in its “5G Manifesto,” a seven-page document that …

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The Verge Review of Animals: Trilobites

When I was a teenager, I spent my summers up on North Hero, one of the Vermont islands in Lake Champlain. The island chain sits on top of the Trenton Group, a formation of rocks that date back to the Ordovician period. Find the right band of sedimentary rock, and …

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The NBA’s New Shot Clock Is One Slick, Smart Ticker

The NBA is teaming up with Swiss watchmaker Tissot to give a 21st-century update to an old and clunky piece of in-game tech: the basketball shot clock. The new clock is a thin, transparent panel boasting a set of features lifted from a smartphone. It has efficient LEDs, it’s controlled …

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Outlander Finale Recap: Time Travel Never Felt So Real

Here we are at the end of the second season of Outlander. This finale is an outstanding end to what has been, overall, an outstanding season. “Dragonfly in Amber” is impeccably written, acted, directed, and produced. I really couldn’t ask for much more. I must admit I’m surprised to be …

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