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Who'd have thought one of the awesomest things we'd see this week would be a zipper. But that's not all! Join us for a tour of the cave beneath Central Park, at look at Windows 8.1, an explanation of the iPhone 5s acceleromter problems and more.

In An Artificial Cave 200' Beneath Central Park with Michael Bloomberg

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At 5pm today, the complete Manhattan section of City Water Tunnel No. 3 became operational, sending drinking water through this colossal piece of subterranean infrastructure—under construction since 1970—for the very first time.

Here's Why the iPhone 5S Accelerometer Is So Screwed Up

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A few weeks ago we confirmed reports that the iPhone 5S motion sensors were embarrassingly off. Some enterprising devs have investigated the problem, and figured out that at its root, it's indeed a hardware design issue that Apple either overlooked or ignored. The good news is that there's a fix coming—but not from Apple.

I Have Seen the Future and It's a One-Handed Magnetic Zipper

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Under Armour is making the bold claim that it's finally "fixed zippers." And while its innovative new Magzip feature probably isn't going to change the entire world, it's still a vast improvement to clothing technology that hasn't evolved in in almost 100 years. It's also voodoo magic.

The 11 Weirdest Fried Foods at the State Fair of Texas

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The State Fair of Texas is one of the biggest, longest-running state fairs of the country. It's steeped in tradition, from its livestock competitions to its architecturally significant Art Deco grounds. But perhaps the most important part of the Texas State Fair? Its role as America's fried food mecca.

Scientists Figured Out a Way to Cheat Newton's Third Law

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Ever since the late 17th century, it's been understood that to every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. That's Newton's Third Law of Motion. But a group of German scientists recently came up with a trick that appears to break that law, one that lets light accelerate all by itself. And it could bring us faster electronics in the process.

Removing My Children From the Internet

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About a week ago I began deleting all photos and videos of my children from the Internet. This is proving to be no easy task. Like many parents, I’ve excitedly shared virtually every step, misstep and milestone that myself and my children have muddled our way through.

Apple's New iPad Rumor Roundup: Everything We Think We Know

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It's official; Apple's hosting an iPad unveiling extravaganza on October 22nd, 364 days after last year's Cupertino tablet party. Here's what to expect from the new iPad and iPad Mini.

Banksy Sold $225,000 Worth of Art at a Central Park Stall for $420

You missed it. On Saturday, Banksy set up a nondescript stall on the edge of Central Park, where he sold stencilled prints for $60 a pop. The monkey with a sign, the guy with the flowers, the rat with the smirk—all the classics were there. Too bad nobody wanted them.

The Hidden Easter Eggs That Link Star Wars and Indiana Jones

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From a young age I was introduced to what are still two of my favourite movie franchises of all time – Star Wars and Indiana Jones. I suppose it was inevitable, really. With parents who named me after a Doctor Who character, I would expect them to continue being awesome as I grew up.

5 Common Life Hack Myths That Aren't True At All

Debunking life hacks are always fun—come on, pointing out silly people doing silly workarounds for silly things to save a silly amount of time never gets old—so Household Hacker whipped up a quick list of five myths that some people do that don't actually help change anything.

Windows 8.1 Review: Little Changes Make a Big Difference

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Hey remember Windows 8? How could you forget? It was the biggest upheaval in desktop computing in recent memory, and even if you're not a user, its big colorful tiles are on your radar. Now, with Windows 8.1, Microsoft is giving its flashy new OS a first facelift. The changes are minor, but they're more than the sum of their parts.