Peacocks’ special feather structure creates trippy, hypnotizing ‘dance’

Peacocks’ special feather structure creates trippy, hypnotizing ‘dance’

Peacocks, perhaps nature's most trippy bird, shake their tail feathers when it's time to attract a new mate. Why? Shaking those feathers -- called "train-rattling" -- causes an illusion where the eye-like circles on the feathers become more prominent, seemingly floating outward and hanging in the air. Those circles exist to lure in peahens, but have fascinated more than a few humans, too. Now a new study has taken a closer look at this 'train-rattling' dance and uncovered a few equally fascinating secrets about how it works.

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YouTube makes a big change to Content ID disputes

YouTube makes a big change to Content ID disputes

If you ask virtually any content creator on YouTube, they'll tell you that the system for sorting out Content ID disputes is broken. We're not talking about some small hiccups that cause some issues here and there, but flat-out broken to the point where creators can lose money, or even have their channel taken down with little recourse. Well today YouTube has announced one change that's aimed to help alleviate one of the concerns that has been an issue.

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HP Chromebook 13 has the looks of a MacBook, with a price to match

HP Chromebook 13 has the looks of a MacBook, with a price to match

Chromebooks are Google's answer to the laptop. If you're not familiar, these devices run ChromeOS, which is essentially an operating system built around the popular browser. Today, HP announced their first high-end Chromebook, simply called the Chromebook 13.

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Harman Kardon GO + Play next-gen speaker sports steel handle

Harman Kardon GO + Play next-gen speaker sports steel handle

Harman Kardon has taken the wraps off its next-generation GO + Play, a wireless speaker that supports three devices at once and includes a built-in handle for easily toting it around. The company boasts ‘premium’ materials in its construction, including stainless steel for the handle and fabric for the finish. The speaker will be launching in May for $299 USD with a bunch of other features rounding it out.

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X-Doria Defense Lux Impression cases launch for iPhone 6s

X-Doria Defense Lux Impression cases launch for iPhone 6s

X-Doria has announced that its Defense Lux line has expanded with new Impression cases for the iPhone 6s. The cases are minimalistic in design, but constructed to keep the phone safe in a variety of situations, featuring MIL-STD-810G military grade durability. These cases join the maker’s Gear and Defense Shield cases to offer protection for Apple’s smartphone.

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Google now lets you know which Android apps are ad-supported

Google now lets you know which Android apps are ad-supported

When smartphone apps were first introduced, you were never very sure of what you were getting. This was especially true of apps that claimed to be "free". Usually these apps didn't have any up-front cost, but once you opened them up, you quickly found out that there were in-app purchases that you could spend quite a lot of money on. Eventually, all of the major app stores started warning users that there were in-app purchases, but what about ads?

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DirecTV adds live out-of-market games for NFL Sunday Ticket subscribers

DirecTV adds live out-of-market games for NFL Sunday Ticket subscribers

DirecTV has announced that NFL Sunday Ticket subscribers will soon be able to stream out-of-market regular season football games on Sunday afternoons, removing the need to upgrade to an NFL Sunday Ticket Max subscription. Subscribers will be able to stream the games live on their favorite devices -- tablets, smartphones, and other connected gadgets. The new season of live NFL games starts September 11.

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This LEGO Star Destroyer has a full interior, complete with hangar and ships

This LEGO Star Destroyer has a full interior, complete with hangar and ships

My favorite toys growing up were my LEGO sets. Well, I say "sets" but really very few of my sets stayed the way they were originally intended. They were all eventually parted out to make way for more imaginative creations. While I did make my own custom X-wing and TIE fighter, nothing I constructed was anywhere nearly as amazing as this custom Star Destroyer.

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Anime Steam Sale is super kawaii desu ne

Anime Steam Sale is super kawaii desu ne

Today Valve launches their next Steam Sale, one that'll have all your SUPER KAWAII plans set for the whole weekend. That is, another Anime Weekend sort of event in which all sorts of games and movies and such. You'll find a total of 226 titles in this particular price knock-down - one that appears at the same time as Sony's Golden Week sale. That event is in place to celebrate the series of Japanese holidays about to happen in the video game capital of the universe.

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BlackBerry’s next two Android phones appear in leaked images

BlackBerry’s next two Android phones appear in leaked images

This morning a set of photos of the next couple of BlackBerry handsets have been leaked - both with Android onboard. This bit of information should not come as a complete shock, as it's been all but confirmed that BlackBerry will no longer be making smartphones with their own BlackBerry OS. But the size and shape of these Android-based smartphones are new. They certainly don't look entirely new - they've got designs very closely related to the BlackBerry Priv - but they're newish nonetheless.

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5 Reasons Wolverine 3 will RULE with a capital R (Rating!)

5 Reasons Wolverine 3 will RULE with a capital R (Rating!)

This week it's been revealed that Stephen Merchant will be taking a role with Hugh Jackman in the third Wolverine movie. That'll be called something like "The Wolverine 2", as it were, since the first "The Wolverine" was followed by a prequel featuring the origins of Wolverine - in one timeline, of course. Today we're going to give you a quick run-down of what we're guessing this final epic adventure for the most famous actor to ever take on Old Man Logan.

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WoW’s Lion’s Pride Inn gets faithfully recreated for the Warcraft movie

WoW’s Lion’s Pride Inn gets faithfully recreated for the Warcraft movie

When you hear about a popular video game being turned into a movie, you always wonder about how faithful the studio will be to the source material. After all, just look at any of Uwe Boll's adaptations. We're inching ever closer to Warcraft's big-screen debut, and the latest peek behind the scenes shows that the team is really focusing on the little details.

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