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Now You Can Stream Torrents From The Pirate Bay in Your Browser

Despite a stormy ride, The Pirate Bay is still alive and well . And now it has a wonderful new feature: You can stream its torrents right there in your browser.

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Jamie Condliffe

February 8th

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Now You Can Stream Torrents From The Pirate Bay in Your Browser

Despite a stormy ride, The Pirate Bay is still alive and well . And now it has a wonderful new feature: You can stream its torrents right there in your browser.

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Jamie Condliffe

February 8th

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A Troupe of 540 Dancing Robots Is the Best Way to Celebrate Chinese New Year

There is no better way to celebrate the passing of time than with a gratuitous display of synchronized dancing. Scratch that: Make the dancers robots and add in some drones, too. That should do it.

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Jamie Condliffe

February 8th

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World’s Biggest Wind Farm To Be Built Off the Coast of the UK

The US may make big turbines , but the UK knows how to make lots of them: The world’s biggest wind farm is to be constructed just off the cost of England.

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Jamie Condliffe

February 8th

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The World’s Smallest Optical Switch Uses Just a Single Atom

Turning off a light just became a much smaller task. A team of researchers has developed the world’s smallest optical switch, which uses just a single atom to control the flow of light.

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Jamie Condliffe

February 8th

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Morocco Switches on First Phase of the World’s Largest Solar Plant

Yesterday, Morocco switched on the first section of its new Ouarzazate solar power plant. The new installation already creates 160 megawatts of power and is expected to grow to cover 6,000 acres by 2018—making it the largest in the world.

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Jamie Condliffe

February 5th

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RAW and JPG File Formats Are Very Different Indeed

You probably know that shooting in RAW is, for most photography buffs, better than using JPGs—but you might not know exactly why. This image should help.

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Jamie Condliffe

February 5th

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You’d Never Spot This Skimming Device Found on a Safeway Checkout

Skimmers have been growing ever more advanced in recent years. Do you think you’d be observant enough to notice that this checkout front-plate was about to gobble up your card details?

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Jamie Condliffe

February 5th

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Watch Daft Punk’s Aerodynamic Played Using Just Code

To anyone who ever tells you that programming isn’t creative, show them this. In this video, Sébastien Rannou recreates the whole of Daft Punk’s Aerodynamic using just a hundred or so lines of code. And it sounds pretty damn great.

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Jamie Condliffe

February 5th

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UN Panel Rules That, Yes, Julian Assange Has Been Arbitrarily Detained

A United Nations panel has ruled that Julian Assange has been “arbitrarily detained by the Governments of Sweden and the United Kingdom” and believes he is “entitled to his freedom of movement.”

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Jamie Condliffe

February 5th

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