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The MP3 Player That Made Every Other MP3 Player Possible

The Diamond Rio PMP 300 could barely even hold a single album, but it was a hugely important device in the history of digital music.
Ernie Smith
4.19.17
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Clippy 2.0

Are Your Selfies Leaking Your Fingerprints? This AI Will Let You Know

Like a paranoid BonziBuddy.
Jordan Pearson
4.3.17
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Copies of Copies: The Surprisingly Complicated Process of Making a CD

It takes a whole lot of steps to get an optical disc ready for your CD Walkman—yet it has a surprising amount in common with pressing a record.
Ernie Smith
3.27.17
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Do hyperloops go vroom

Hyperloop One's Full-Scale Test Track Is Nearly Complete

The company hopes to do the first full-scale hyperloop test in the first half of this year.
Jason Koebler
3.7.17
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This Trippy Image Shows How Supercomputers Helped Build Better Jet Engines

It's not a psychedelic desktop wallpaper from the future; it’s a compressor blade simulation from the past, produced by a Cray supercomputer.
Ernie Smith
2.23.17
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Mars

It Looks Like Someone Was Raking Sand on Mars

New images show eerie ripples on Martian dunes.
Madison Margolin
2.8.17
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celebs

Inside China's Biggest Live-Streaming Superstar Factory

China doesn't need Twitch to make its live-streaming take off.
Jamie Fullerton
2.1.17
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Photos

This Is the Closest You’ll Get to Pluto For Now

NASA has now put together 100 color photos to show what it would be like to land on the dwarf planet.
Madison Margolin
1.24.17
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nasa

These Are The Best Satellite Images of Earth's Weather Taken So Far

The new images from NOAA's GOES-16 satellite show why Earth science is so vital at a time when the Trump Administration has called it into question.
Becky Ferreira
1.23.17
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Photos

Help: Does Anyone Know the Story Behind This Giant Machine? (Updates!)

This photo looks like an amazing piece of computer history. But nobody’s sure where it came from, not even the photo company that controls its rights.
Ernie Smith
1.19.17
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Photos

How to Erase a Neighborhood

Sovetsky, a historic neighborhood in Baku, Azerbaijan, has been demolished as the city restyles itself as a shiny metropolis similar to Dubai.
Derek Mead
1.2.17
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Photos

Motherboard's Year in Photos

The year's best Motherboard photos, from rickshaw robots to prosthetics for former yakuza.
Leif Johnson
1.1.17