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You've had a busy week, so why not just sit back, kick up your feet and take in our best posts of the week? Dive in!

"I'm the Actor Who Provided the Voice for Siri"

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Siri has provided iPhone users around the planet with everything from weather forecasts to restaurant reviews, whilst fending off dumb-ass questions along the way. But if you ever wondered who whispered all those sweet nothings, here's your answer.

The Pentagon's Super-Fast Robot Now Runs on Its Own

Last year, DARPA unveiled Cheetah: a robot that could run faster than Usain Bolt. Now, the same team has managed to create a version that doesn't need a power cord, making the electronic beast free to roam wherever it chooses. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

The iPhone 5S Motion Sensors Are Totally Screwed Up

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Since the iPhone 5S landed in the hands of new owners a few weeks ago, there have been reports that on-board sensors like the gyroscope, compass, and accelerometer haven't been working properly on some devices. We've confirmed the new iPhone's failings on our own. It's not just off. It's embarrassing.

The Hidden History of the MLB Playoff Team Logos

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This afternoon, postseason baseball will commence as the Cardinals take the mound against the Pirates. But in a different time, it would have been the Brown Stockings versus the Alleghenys. Here's how they—and the other six playoff teams—got where they are today, as told by their ever-evolving logos.

The Most Popular Websites in the World, Country-by-Country

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If you've ever wondered what the go-to web page was around the rest of planet, wonder no longer. This map shows the most visited websites around the world, broken down country-by-country.

Feds Seize Silk Road, Everybody's Favorite Illegal Drug Website

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Once upon a time, you could sign on to Silk Road and buy everything from LSD to Moon Rock molly with Bitcoin. That time is now over because the FBI along with a few other federal agencies have seized the domain and shutdown the drug-dealing site. The only question is, what took them so long?

8 Insane Revelations From the Alleged Silk Road Kingpin's Indictment

Just a few hours ago, it came to light that the feds had shut down Silk Road, the internet drug bazaar, and indicted Ross Ulbricht (aka Dread Pirate Roberts), its alleged founder. The complaint is full of money, murder, and madness. Here are the most insane bits:

Kindle Fire HDX Review: Third Time's a Charmer

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The Kindle Fire HDX is a big step forward compared to its forebears. It's got a sleek redesign, blazing fast guts, and a few new tricks. Most of all, though, it's the best small tablet you can buy.

Any Animal That Touches This Lethal Lake Turns to Stone

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There's a deceptively still body of water in Tanzania with a deadly secret—it turns any animal it touches to stone. The rare phenomenon is caused by the chemical makeup of the lake, but the petrified creatures it leaves behind are straight out of a horror film.

The Best and Worst Things 4Chan Gave the World

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Incredible as it may seem, today 4chan turns a full 10 years old—hello tween years! But 4chanis, let's say, advanced for its age. And the precursor to pretty much the entire internet as you know it has given us a whole lot to think about over the years.

How to Lock Down Facebook Privacy Now That Old Posts Are Searchable

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As of yesterday, Facebook Graph Search has officially opened its big, omniscient arms to every last check-in, status update, note, and comment you've ever posted throughout your entire Facebook career. Which, yes, sounds pretty terrifying, but don't worry—we're here to help you cover your tracks.

Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Review: A Pain in the Wrist

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The Galaxy Gear wants desperately to be the vanguard of a new era of wearable computers. But while it promises more than the rest of the pack, if anything it makes absolutely clear that the future's still a long ways off.

A Real Astronaut Uncovers the Gaping Plot Hole inGravity

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Gravity looks pretty damn terrifying. Most philosophers would tell us that for a film to really be chilling to the bone, it must call to mind a real-life existential fear that's buried within our souls. So Gravity is tugging at some deeply held fears we've got, then, right? Well, according to real astronaut Michael Massimino, the movie is a bunch of bull.