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Snapchat takes on TikTok with lip sync 'Lens Challenge'

The copied has become the copier.  Snapchat, whose features Facebook and others have spent years duplicating, is changing things up a bit by borrowing a new from a competitor. The app introduced a new "Lens Challenge" feature that lets users
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Ex-Google researcher who quit over Dragonfly publicly takes execs to task

The chorus is growing.  Jack Poulson, a former Google research scientist, has publicly called out executives at his previous place of employment after resigning in protest over the company's plans to build a censored Chinese search engine. The
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Which fat bear are you? Take this Fat Bear Week quiz to find out

Welcome to Fat Bear Week at Mashable! Each fall, Katmai National Park holds a competition as Alaska’s brown bears finish fattening up for their long winter hibernation. This year, Mashable is getting in on the salmon-munching action. Check
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South Korea's body painting festival takes fantasy to a new level

The annual Daegu International Bodypainting Festival brings makeup artists and models together from around the world. The theme of this year's festival, which took place the weekend of August 25, was "Love." Read more...More about Art, South Korea,
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Elon Musks opens up about the toll Tesla takes on him

This week, on Technically Speaking: Elon Musk gives an in-depth interview with the New York Times about the pressures of running Tesla; Russian hackers have reinserted themselves in the American political process; and Apple removes 25,000 illegal
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Big Tech takes a major stand against Alex Jones

This week, on Technically Speaking: Facebook and YouTube take a stand against InfoWars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones; Android has unveiled its new Pie operating system; and Facebook insists it's not coming for your financial data. Read
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Fail Fast and Take the Heat Out of Failure

I recently met with a client responsible for organizational development in the financial services sector who was seeking ideas, information, and input from ImagineNation towards cultivating a “fail fast” organizational culture. It caused
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WTF: Girl takes a hit off a vape and blows it out of her ears

Everyone knows that person who starts doing vape tricks, even if nobody asked. But can they vape out of their ears? A video originally posted to Reddit of a girl taking a hit of her vape, holding her nose, and blowing smoke out of her ears has the
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Here's what it takes to make a gourmet Kit Kat from scratch

Have you ever wondered what it takes to make a Kit Kat from scratch? It takes a lot. Pastry chef Claire Saffitz from Bon Appétit attempted to make a gourmet version of the chocolate snack without a recipe for its series Gourmet Makes. Instead
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It takes absolute precision to construct Earth's largest telescope, which will peak into far-off alien worlds

The Giant Magellan Telescope, currently being constructed in Chile, is expected to be operational by 2026. Currently, the project is in a critical stage — casting seven huge mirrors that will hopefully allow the telescope to capture far-off