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This TRON Motorbike Is Totally Functional, And Yes, You Can Buy It

TRON: Legacy was maybe not the best film ever, but ever since it’s 2010 release, it’s spawned an entire genre of TRON-esque design — i.e. dark, glossy objects with light-up highlights. And nothing is more synonymous with TRONIism than the electric motorcycle from the film — which you can now have a chance to own.

The replica was built for the Andrews Collection, one of America’s biggest and best car collections, most of which is currently being sold at auction. That includes the TRON bike, an exact, working replica of the one seen in the film. It’s got a 96 volt direct-drive electric motor, actual suspension, and hydraulic brakes.

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The Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory has been up and running for a little over a year now, and the joint NASA-Japan mission is starting to yield some (totally awesome) results.

The GPM is a mission that brings together the data from 12 weather satellites orbiting the Earth, and combines it into one global picture of rain and snow. It’s the first time humans have ever had a complete picture of where rain is falling, and when. The mission generates a new global map every 30 minutes, with a resolution of about 6 miles by 6 miles — clear enough to see if rain is falling in Manhattan, but not Queens.

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This Sharpener Turns Tiny Stubs Into Longer Pencils

If you stop and think about it, it’s almost impossible to use an entire pencil because after repeated sharpenings you eventually end up with a tiny unusable stub. What a ripoff. There’s a solution to that problem, though. A clever new sharpener with multiple blades that lets you stack a stub onto a brand new pencil and keep using it until it’s completely gone.

Japan-based Nakajima Jukyudo’s Tsunago—aka let’s connect—has three different holes and blades instead of just one. The first is used to sharpen a pencil like normal, but the second bores a hole in the bottom of a short stub while the third creates a plug on the tip of a brand new pencil allowing the two to be connected with a perfectly-sized interlocking joint.

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I have a whole bunch of LP's from the 60's, 70's, and 80's just sitting around waiting to be converted to MP3 before I decide to sell them (maybe). Since I was looking for adequate turntable I came upon this TEAC TN-300 Analog Turntable since it comes with an Audio-Technica AT95E MM phono cartridge which costs about 50 dollars by itself. I figured for the price ($399) just having that cartridge makes it worth having. It's not cheap but the construction makes up for that and the sound from these old LP's makes the memories fonder.

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We were minding our business, doing some spring cleaning, when we happened upon a strange VHS tape. We don't remember making this episode of the show back in 1994, but hey, it's a hilarious look back, isn't it?

We can't believe how skeptical we were of Sony's ability to get into the console market with the original PlayStation, or how silly we thought cell phones were after talking about the IBM Simon Personal Computer. Oh, and that laughable article about how many people were actually using the internet seems so quaint now.

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Whether it's WordPress or cloud hosting, we've rounded up the best deals and options for you.

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Silly Sausage is a side-scrolling platformer with a touch of Snake, only cute and charming and a little more involved.

Your mission, as stretchy hotdog Silly Sausage in -- yes, a land of meat -- is to… well, just go through it. To travel, you stretch your silly sausage body from one point to another collecting gems along the way.

Bumping into walls or your own body doesn't end the game, but the difficulty arrives in the form of obstacles, such as spikes, lasers and blades, that you have to avoid. This sometimes involves stretching into a very silly shape, or timing your movements so that, when you snap to the next wall, you miss a blade by a whisker.

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Apple’s new MacBook is insanely thin, featherweight and doesn’t require a cooling fan, all of which are commendable traits. Yet they don’t come without compromise. To achieve its design goals, Cupertino’s engineers have used Intel Core M processors, which we know are slower than their standard Core equivalents. The only question was how much slower the new MacBook would be.

Now we know. A pair of early results have appeared in the GeekBench database. The single-core figures come in at 1,924 and 2,044, while the multi-core results come in at 4,038 and 4,475. According to the data, these figures were generated by a system with the entry-level 1.1GHz Core M-5Y31 processor.

Related: Get a sneak peak at the new MacBook in early un-boxing video

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The Jagged Desktop

Sharp points and angles are the theme of Mahmoud’s desktop, and while it’s certainly dramatic, we also love the way he’s customized it to fit his style and his workflow. Here’s how he set everything up.

Mahmoud mentions right out of the gate that he customized a lot of what you see here, so if you try to duplicate it you may not have quite the same effect, but if you have questions, you can hit him up at the link below. Here’s what you’ll need if you want to bring the same look to your Windows machine:

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This list is continually updated to reflect recent Netflix availability as TV shows are frequently added and removed. Last update: April 1, 2015.

Netflix has a treasure trove of awesome movies that you can stream right now, but if you’re looking for more than just a two-hour commitment, it’s also got a boatload of great TV shows you can delve into to keep yourself occupied for days, or even weeks on end. If you just finished a good series and you need a new one to fill the void, Netflix is the place to go. Nothing beats a weekend-long marathon with no commercials, so without further ado, we give you our tightly-curated list of the best Netflix Instant TV shows.

Related: Best movies streaming on Hulu, and YouTube.

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Get your Amiibo ready for... three-minute demos of classic games?

Nintendo may have taken the wind out of its latest Nintendo Direct presentation's sails when it announced a lack of new Legend of Zelda news last week, but the company made up for it by doubling down on the wild success of its Amiibo toy line.

The announcement of Amiibo Tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits finally followed through on Nintendo's promise to unlock classic games with the toy line. The Wii U app will launch "this Spring" as a free download, and it will unlock three-minute demos of random games—meaning, your Mario Amiibo might unlock a Super Mario World demo or a Super Mario Bros. 1 demo. Whatever demo your Amiibo unlocks, it will also enable "scene switching" when tapped again in the middle of a demo—at which point the three-minute count will restart.

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Fresh benchmark statistics posted to the Web on Wednesday suggest Apple's upcoming 12-inch MacBook laptop will perform at levels commensurate of older MacBook Air models from 2011.

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According to Primate Labs' Geekbench test suite, Apple's base model 2015 12-inch MacBook, designated MacBook 8,1, achieved a single core score of 1,924 points, while multi core operations came in at 4,038 points.

Apparently submitted online by Mashable journalist Christina Warren, the performance notches just below a recently tested 2011 11-inch MacBook Air sporting an Intel Core i7 CPU clocked at 1.80 GHz.

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Harrison Ford is at home and recovering well after being injured in a plane crash in early March, according to good friend and star Hollywood producer, Frank Marshall.

Speaking with Variety, Marshall said Ford had left the UCLA hospital and was in good spirits.

“Harrison is at home and he’s up and about,” Marshall said. “I talked to him yesterday and he’s doing really well. He’s pretty banged up, but he’s recovering remarkably. He wants to play tennis.”

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SAN FRANCISCO—Dressed in matching yellow scrubs from the nearby Alameda County Jail, Jon Mills looked resigned to his fate. After taking a plea deal on two felony counts of wire fraud, the young former startup CEO appeared in federal court Tuesday afternoon for sentencing.

Mills had moved to California five years ago with a dream to hit it big in Silicon Valley. The company he founded, Motionloft, uses small sensors to perform analytics on in-store foot traffic. Everything worked. The company continues to succeed, and celebrity venture capitalist Mark Cuban remains its sole investor.

But that success wasn't enough. In early 2013, Mills told at least five people that if they gave him relatively small amounts of money, they would own stakes in the company. He claimed that a Cisco acquisition worth hundreds of millions of dollars was supposedly imminent, so Mills and all Motionloft shareholders others would stand to make a tidy profit. In reality, Mills knew the deal didn't exist.

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x201c;Out to Eat with Kidsx201d; Shows You Where and When Kids Eat Free

Web/iOS/Android: Out to Eat with Kids is a new mobile app that helps you find deals on meals for children at restaurants near you.

Once you search your area—either by zip code or city—using the app (or web site), Out to Eat with Kids finds you dining options near you that cater to your kids. You’ll be able to see the restaurant’s location, phone number, the days they offer kid-focused specials, and any restrictions or details on the specials. For more information, check out their site or apps linked below.

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A New York Police Department detective has been transferred from his position on the Joint Terrorism Task Force after a video of his xenophobic tirade against an Uber driver surfaced online.

Det. Patrick Cherry is in hot water following his rant Monday that was filmed by a backseat passenger and uploaded to social media. As of Tuesday, the 3.5-minute-long video was viewed nearly 800,000 times on YouTube alone.

The officer at one point pounds the vehicle with his hand and blurts to the driver, who is of unknown nationality, "I don't know what fucking planet you're on," according to the video.

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One in ten Americans takes an anti-depressant drug like Zoloft or Prozac. But these drugs are designed based on a theory that’s already been roundly disproven: the “chemical imbalance” theory of depression. Why haven’t our drugs kept up with the science of depression? [io9]

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