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High intensity marble races could be your next extreme sport

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Marbles are one of the more simple toys out there: they’re small and they roll places. So you could be forgiven for underestimating how exciting marbles can be.

For Dutch YouTuber Jelle Bakker, marbles are his hobby. More specifically, creating fantastic and elaborate race tracks and machines for his many, many marbles.

The results of his efforts are 500-750 feet long tracks, which are really engaging to watch,…

Google supports Australian indie artist with interactive music clip

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The massive Internet giant is throwing its support behind the little guy.

Woman iMessages people she’s met in Dublin bars, gets jaw-dropping replies

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An American woman pulled a Valentine’s Day prank on Sunday by texting 17 random people she’d met in bars in Dublin to see if they’d respond.

Victoria Trocino, who’s from upstate New York but spent several summers in Dublin studying and interning in public relations, decided to contact a bunch of people who had given her their number after previous encounters to see if they remembered her.

Some of the responses, which she shared on her Blog on Fleek site, are pretty unbelievable.

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Spotify acquires two startups that could help it become more social

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Spotify has acquired two companies — Cord Project and Soundwave — that provide some strong clues as to what its next move might be.

Cord Project is a New York-based company whose Cord software is a simple voice-messaging platform for mobile devicesSoundwave, on the other hand, is a Dublin-based startup that has a social networking/music discovery app with 1.5 million downloads under its belt

The details of the deals have not been announced.

Which lettuce is the best lettuce? It’s definitely not iceberg, Australia.

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Things began normally enough on Tuesday in Australia. People ate their Weet-Bix and went for a morning swim before sitting down to the news of the day.

This is when things got weird. Lettuce explain

The great lettuce debate of 2016

On Tuesday morning, Australia’s opposition leader Bill Shorten visited a supermarket in Queanbeyan, Canberra. In the hours following, journalist Alice Workman posted a Vine of Shorten…

Smartphones, iPads okay for early developing children, with guidance, experts now say

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In what ranks as something of stunning reversal, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has changed its stance on the potential harm smartphones and iPads can do to developing children.

Based on research culled from a meeting of educators, pediatricians, neuroscientists, educators, media researchers and social science experts in May, the organization now takes a more permissive stance on the issue of allowing children access to computers at a young age

Rand Paul is going to live stream his entire Tuesday

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Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is going to give voters a glimpse into the hectic life of a presidential candidate on the campaign trail.

The Republican presidential hopeful says he plans to live stream an entire day on the campaign trail in Iowa where he is currently campaigning.

Tomorrow I am excited to bring my message of liberty to the country as the first Pres candidate to live-stream an entire day#randlive

— Dr. Rand…

Refugees are moved from place to place as Hungary and Croatia bicker

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Hungary has begun transferring refugees to its border with Austria. Croatia earlier said it couldn’t accommodate refugees and is taking the refugees to Hungary.

Officially, many borders are closed, but it appeared Saturday that some refugees were moving through an unofficial corridor to Austria, as Hungary and Croatia traded words over the situation.

Hungary accused Croatia of violating international law, saying a train…

Pinterest’s Tim Kendall Talks Monetization And Commerce

Tim Kendall’s new job is to make sure Pinterest’s partners are finding new ways to make money off one of the most engaging platforms on the Internet. He’s been plenty busy since he got started, including launching Buyable Pins. We sat down with him to find out a little bit more about the company’s commerce plans. Read More

Pinterest’s Tim Kendall Talks Monetization And Commerce

Tim Kendall’s new job is to make sure Pinterest’s partners are finding new ways to make money off one of the most engaging platforms on the Internet. He’s been plenty busy since he got started, including launching Buyable Pins. We sat down with him to find out a little bit more about the company’s commerce plans. Read More