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Pi Day Of The Century Is Here: 3.141592653
Dr. Geek, Ph.D.   |  

Pi Day 2015 epic

Do you like pi? I’m not talking about fruit or custard in a round pastry shell like those made with apples, cherries, or lemon meringue.

I am talking about a mathematical constant that shows up almost everywhere in our understanding of the universe, symbolized by the Greek letter “π”. This is pronounced “pi.” It is the ratio of the diameter of a circle to its circumference, or more plainly, the ratio of how tall a circle is to the distance traveled when it rolled exactly once around.

Every year, Pi Day is observed on 3/14, since 3.14 are the first three digits of pi. But twice today, 3/14/2015, we’ll get to see the clock hit the first 10 digits of pi — 3.141592653 — an occurrence that won’t happen again for another 100 years.

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The Drill Down 360: Insane Mode
Mr. BabyMan   |  

InsaneMode

This week, Apple sets record profits, cable nixes FCC broadband guidelines, is YouTube screwing indie musicians?, 3D printing that saves lives… and much much more.

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The Drill Down 351: #WeCanLandOnACometButWeCant
Mr. BabyMan   |  

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This week, darknets go dark, Obama backs Net Neutrality, Internet satellites, To Spotify or not to Spotify, A new game from Blizzard, and much much more.

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The Drill Down 349: Our Marvelous Future
Mr. BabyMan   |  

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This week, some retailers ban Apple Pay in favor of an upcoming service that’s already been hacked, YouTube to offer ad-free subscriptions?, AT&T misled millions and the feds are taking them to court, Fitbit joins the smartwatch race, Marvel plans out its next five years of superhero movies, and much more.

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Working Hoverboard Can Be Yours For Just $10,000! (Video)
The Movie God   |  

Hendo Hoverboard

Back in March the internet exploded after a video of what appeared to be a real working hoverboard—the wheel-less, floating skateboard made famous by Back to the Future II—surfaced online. The video, as it turned out, was a Funny or Die hoax.

But people just love their Back to the Future technology dreams (I cannot WAIT for one of those fancy pizza rehydrators personally), so it was only a matter of time before the hoverboard showed up again. This time, however, it appears that the hoverboard, which is called the Hendo Hoverboard, actually works…and you can reserve yours for only $10,000.

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