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Nura headphones listen to your ears to optimize sound

The human ear is tailored to capture the sounds that surround us. But a little known fact is that our ears also produce sounds of their own. These are called “otoacoustic emissions,” and they happen when the specialized hairs on and inside the cochlea — called hair cells — vibrate …

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Fox is bringing The Exorcist and Lethal Weapon to TV this fall

Fox announced its fall and mid-season TV schedule this morning, revealing new information on a handful of highly anticipated reboots and adaptations premiering in the next year. The network’s two new fall dramas both build on established movie franchises. A series-length contemporary version of The Exorcist starring Geena Davis and …

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The BBC is reportedly planning a 'Britflix' competitor to Netflix

The BBC is pushing forward with plans for a subscription streaming service that’d rival offerings from Netflix and Amazon, and it has an adorable working title: Britflix. According to The Telegraph, the broadcasting corporation and its commercial rival ITV are collaborating on the Brit-centric service after receiving permission from the UK …

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Mark Zuckerberg is meeting with Glenn Beck to talk about Facebook bias

Facebook’s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is meeting with Glenn Beck and other leading conservatives this week to discuss allegations of political bias in the social network’s Trending Topics section. In a Facebook post on Sunday, Beck said Zuckerberg’s office had called him about the meeting, and that he wanted to “look …

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The 50 Millimeter Lens Is The Only One You Need

If he were alive today, legendary photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson would marvel at all the choices a modern shooter must make before arriving at “the decisive moment.” The roadblocks to creativity we place before ourselves are more prevalent than ever. Camera makers update their lenses, sensors, and formats with over­whelming frequency. …

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While You Were Offline: We’re All Just So Tired of Horrible People

Blame the collision of Friday the 13th and Mercury being in retrograde—not to mention the sad news that The Toast was closing—but it’s been a particularly combative week on this most Inter of nets. In comments sections, on social media, even on auction sites, people were spoiling for a virtual fight even more than usual; the …

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