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Vine's six second slices of life get a big video quality bump — Artists and comedians have been doing some truly amazing things with Vine since it launched as a Twitter product two years ago, but those mesmerizing slices of life that eat up your day in six second increments have never really looked all that great.

Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 edge will debut in the US on April 10 — Yes, you can lay claim to an HTC One M9 of your very own at the stroke of midnight on March 27, but what if your fondness for flagships leads you in another direction?

China's cracking down on naughty content being shared on WeChat — Life for China's porn aficionados is about to get a little tougher -- a recent report points out that the country is cracking down on all the naughty content that's being shared on WeChat. It's not just photos and videos that'll be targeted either.

Samsung's Gear VR makes its retail debut on Friday — Starting on Friday (or March 27, if you prefer) you'll be able to stroll into one of about a hundred Best Buys and walk out with a Gear VR Innovator Edition to combine with your Galaxy Note 4.

You could receive and pay bills in your Gmail by year's end — Google will remind you of some upcoming bills (if you're down the contextual beauty that is Google Now at least), but that's not all the search giant is doing with that knowledge.

Obama names Twitter, Google alum first Chief Digital Officer — President Barack Obama has been awfully busy shoring up his administration's tech credentials: Former Google exec Megan Smith is the White House's current Chief Technology Officer, while former Facebook engineer David Recordon was recently named its first Director of IT.

HTC One M9 camera samples

HTC One M9 review: Another year, another modest step forward — Let's say you're a smartphone maker and one year you cook up a formula for a beloved, game-changing device. The next year, you tweak that formula a bit to create a worthy, if slightly less exciting, follow-up of a phone. What do you do after another year has gone by?

Watch Nissan's glowing Leaf tear down a glowing stretch of highway — Daan Roosegaarde's Smart Highway concept saw a third of a mile of asphalt in the Dutch town of Oss festooned with phosphorescent stripes -- they spend the day soaking up sunlight and convert it into a slightly eerie blue/green glow to guide drivers for eight hours once night falls.

Richard Branson hints at Virgin electric cars to rival Tesla — The Virgin giganto-brand already encompasses a media empire, a few airlines, wireless phone service, some hotels and an honest-to-goodness space program -- why wouldn't it churn out some electric cars for us, too?
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Apr 01, 2015

@riptari I suddenly feel very self-conscious about my 5,000 word review

Apr 01, 2015

HEY @mjburnsy can you make a *real* Motorola Selfie Stick? I will pay you all the things.

Mar 31, 2015

Spent a solid chunk of my life piecing together Gundam models so this look inside Bandai’s Hobby Center is just whoa…

Mar 28, 2015

@HirokoTabuchi: How hot is this 79-year-old grandpa who just walked the runway at China Fashion Week?… cc: @eliza_pb

Mar 27, 2015

RT @johnjcook: cats and dogs, living together! @gawker collaboration with @ProPublica on Hillary aide’s secret intel network…

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