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How Netscape Won and Then Lost the World Wide Web

Twenty-five years ago today, a group of tech pioneers founded the company that would eventually create Netscape Navigator. The browser lived a short life, but its legacy looms large.

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Why Is the Same Song in Every Tech Ad?
You're already listening to music by Steven Gutheinz, you just don't…
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'Hand Solo' Builds His Own Prosthesis From Lego

David Aguilar has a knack for astonishing projects.

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Facebook Allowed Partners Access to Private DMs
For years, the likes of Spotify and Netflix had access to private in…
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MIT Wants The Internet to Control a Person

It's an augmented reality game studying group decision making.

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Tribal Map of America Shows Whose Land You're Actually Living On

A history worth examining on Indigenous People's Day.

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On This Day 25 Years Ago, the Web Became Public Domain

Profit or the Wild West? Tim Berners-Lee made a choice we're all still feeling.

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What Is Google Really Up To?

The search giant's crusade against "annoying" ads isn't altruism.

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How Fast Can a Jet Ski Engine Sharpen a Pencil?

Quicker than you could possibly need it to, really.

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Watch This Nerf-Style Minigun Unleash Hell

It'll fire 20 rounds per second with a 2,000-round capacity.

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A CRT Touchscreen From the 90s Shows How Far We've Come

Don't go in with high expectations and you'll see a perfectly serviceable device.

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Firing a .50 Caliber Rifle at 130,000 FPS

A slow motion display of extreme carnage.

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This Tiny Engine Can (Almost) Run on WD-40

Stretching the limits of what WD can do.

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AIM Is Dead

If you were a kid of the 90s, AIM was an indispensable part of growing up online—but times have changed

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How to Print a Holiday Card on a Computer From 1959

You'll have to punch a few cards before you get close to printing.

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Trick Shot Archer Lars Andersen Is Shooting Arrows Around Corners Now

Archery isn't just what you see in movies. It's actually way cooler.

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Watch Glass Become a Mirror In Seconds

Just add a little silver nitrate.

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Facebook's First President Admits Social Media Exploits "a Vulnerability in Human Psychology"

Maybe being on Facebook all the time isn't good, says early leader of Facebook.

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Don't Fall for This Scam Targeting Netflix Users

Users have been receiving fake emails asking for account information.

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