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Watch this skydiver almost get hit by meteorite

Watch this skydiver almost get hit by meteorite

As if skydiving wasn’t a perilous enough experience, one man recently had to contend with something far more worrisome (and unlikely) while plummeting through the air: a meteorite. That’s exactly what happened during a recent jump by skydiver Anders Helstrup.…
Google Maps' search nearby feature is back

Google Maps' search nearby feature is back

Google has finally returned the incredibly useful 'search nearby' feature to Google Maps. The feature disappeared with the Google Maps redesign, which the company officially rolled out to all users last month. Amidst all of yesterday's April fool jokes, the…
Google responds to allegations of Gmail snooping

Google responds to allegations of Gmail snooping

Last week TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington took to his personal blog to say he's "nearly certain" that Google accessed his Gmail account to get hold of the identity of an insider who leaked information to him. In a statement to Re/Code, Google…
Quadcopter used to pull kid's loose tooth

Quadcopter used to pull kid's loose tooth

In what may be the strangest use of a quadcopter yet, the brave kid in the clip below volunteers to have his loose tooth removed by the remote-controlled device. Or at least, that’s what appears to have taken place although…
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