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LEGO Batman’s Robin to be voiced by Michael Cera

LEGO Batman’s Robin to be voiced by Michael Cera

The success it saw with The LEGO Movie has spurred Warner Bros. to create an offshoot film called "LEGO Batman" that, predictably, centers around a LEGO version of Batman. When news of the movie first surfaced, it was indicated LEGO Batman would be taking the slot that had originally been reserved for the second LEGO Movie, and that it will be arriving in 2017. Today it was revealed that Michael Cera will be voicing Robin in the movie, joining a cast that largely comes from the LEGO Movie.

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2016 Toyota Tacoma will include a built-in GoPro mount

2016 Toyota Tacoma will include a built-in GoPro mount

GoPro and Toyota have teamed up and as a result the auto maker's mid-size Tacoma pickup truck has a camera mount...one designed to work with GoPro's action cameras. The mounts will come as a standard feature in the 2016 Toyota Tacoma, and mark an industry first. The potential appeal is easy to see: GoPro's cameras are devices one would take on their adventures, and a pickup truck is something one might take off-roading. Pair the two together and the result are some fun, probably muddy video footage.

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Three things to know about the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12

Three things to know about the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12

Lenovo has another ThinkPad, the Yoga 12, and we took it for a spin recently. We have got all the details about it in our recent review, and we encourage you to check it out for yourself. We know, though -- life is busy business and maybe you don't have the time right now. That's where this condensed version comes in. We've picked out the three most notable aspects of the new Yoga laptop and laid them out for your edification.

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HERO4 Session teardown cracks GoPro’s latest camera

HERO4 Session teardown cracks GoPro’s latest camera

GoPro recently introduced its new GoPro HERO4 Session, a cube-shaped camera that greatly resembles Polaroid's Cube camera. The Session deviates a fair bit from the other HERO cameras. Aside from being cube-shaped, it features single-button operation and is only a fraction of the regular HERO4's size. Now the folks at iFixit have gotten their hands on the small camera, and they've given us a look inside by busting it open.

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NOAA: Global data confirms 2014 was hottest year on record

NOAA: Global data confirms 2014 was hottest year on record

This year was scarcely underway when we heard word that 2014 was the hottest year on record - something that was indicated by data showing an acceleration in temperatures and human contribution to this warming. As expected, the data was called into question by some, but now the global figures are in and the conclusion remains: last year was the hottest year on record. The latest report factors in data from scientists across 58 countries.

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Reddit’s new content policy: bullies and more prohibited

Reddit’s new content policy: bullies and more prohibited

Reddit promised that changes were coming, and now those changes are here. In a post today, the site's back-again CEO Steve Huffman detailed some additional content restrictions the company is considering, and though they aren't too restrictive they will spell the end to a variety of subreddits -- some obscure, others well-known. Talking about illegal activities, for example, is still okay but posting illegal things is not. Bullying subreddits, too, are on the chopping block.

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NYC waste company to turn trash bins into WiFi hotspots

NYC waste company to turn trash bins into WiFi hotspots

Depending on where you live, Wi-Fi hotspots are either very fast, impossibly slow, or non-existent. The first has been true for those living in certain parts of New York City, and if one waste management company's plan comes to fruition, many more fast WiFi hotspots will be going live soon. Previously the waste management company Bigbelly fitted a pair of its smart garbage bins with high-speed WiFi in Manhattan, and now it wants to expand that to include more WiFi-equipped bins throughout New York City.

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Researchers find high-protein algae that tastes like bacon

Researchers find high-protein algae that tastes like bacon

Few meats are as tasty as bacon, but you, like many others, may have cut back on it for health and environmental reasons. That makes a recent discovery by Oregon State University researchers all the more exciting: a new so-called "super food" algae that tastes like bacon. OSU detailed the discovery on Tuesday, likening it to discovering a unicorn — a “new strain of succulent red marine algae” that is fast-growing, high in protein and nutrients, and — upon being cooked — blessed with a flavor like bacon.

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Android M will have visual voicemail feature

Android M will have visual voicemail feature

If you've used Google Voice at any point, you're aware of how wonderful voicemail could be. The controls make it a lot easier to handle voicemails than dialing in and using the dial pad to toggle between messages. Odds are you've accidentally deleted a message you wanted to archive at least once. Android M, the yet-unnamed version of Android that currently sits as a developer preview, will be bringing that kind of voicemail control, eliminating the need for third-party apps, it has been revealed.

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Panasonic GX8 micro four thirds camera leaks in gallery

Panasonic GX8 micro four thirds camera leaks in gallery

Word has it that Panasonic will be introducing its new DMC-GX8 micro four thirds camera very soon (by the end of the week, if sources are right), and ahead of that launch has come a purported look at the camera. A gallery showing several shots of the camera leaked this week, and with the latest leak comes a batch of alleged specifications showing an all around high-end and relatively compact camera. We've a gallery of the shots after the jump!

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