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Watch Venus Williams Play a Game of Tennis in Hyperlapse

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Shots of bridges and ferries are cool and all — but we think the real use case for Instagram’s new Hyperlapse app might just be sports.

At the US Open Wednesday night, I Hyperlapsed a game between Venus Williams and Timea Bacsinszky. With a few taps, a six minute game of tennis became 30 seconds of furious back and forth action. It’s like the ultimate game of Pong, but in real life.

Using Hyperlapse at the US Open got me thinking…

Burning Man Lockdown: What it Was Like on the Inside

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BLACK ROCK CITY, NEVADA — For the first time in the 28-year history of the Burning Man event that creates and populates it for one week every year, the city of Black Rock was isolated from civilization for a whole day Monday — with no attendee allowed in or out, and much of the city’s infrastructure offline

In previous years, thunderstorms and whiteouts have prevented access to the Black Rock playa for a short time before or after the event, but hardly ever during it. Veteran Burners, as…

Take a Glimpse of LG’s Upcoming Smartwatch

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Mere months after the launch of its first Android Wear device, the LG G Watch, LG will release a new smartwatch, this time with a circular face

The new wearable has been announced via an official video teaser, which reveals very little, besides the new device’s round shape (as opposed to LG G Watch, which has a square face)

The teaser does, however, reveal that the device will be officially unveiled at IFA 2014,…

Little League Star Mo’ne Davis Hits Sports Illustrated’s Cover

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Mo’ne Davis, the 13-year-old girl whose steely demeanor and ace pitching skills have captivated the nation and powered her team from Philadelphia deep into the Little League World Series, is now gracing the cover of America’s most iconic sports publication.

Sports Illustrated‘s national cover for the this week (dated August 25) features Davis on the mound hurling a pitch toward home-plate.

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Connie Britton and Geena Rocero Join the Social Good Summit

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Connie Britton, the famous actress from Nashville and Friday Night Lights, and Geena Rocero, a supermodel and transgender activist, are confirmed to speak at the 2014 Social Good Summit. At the event, world leaders, grassroots activists and global citizens will discuss digital solutions to the greatest challenges of our time

Britton was recently appointed a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador, focusing on poverty eradication and women’s empowerment. With just a glance at the star’s Twitter feed, it’s…

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‘Supernatural’ Star Misha Collins Wants You to Beat William Shatner for Charity

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It’s a special year for Supernatural star Misha Collins’ worldwide charity scavenger hunt, GISHWHES. (Short for the modest title, Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen.) It’s their fourth year, they’re looking to add three more world records to their existing five, and this is the first year the event features celebrity-led teams

The latter point is arguably the most thrilling, because no longer are the teams competing against fellow fans — they’re up against the…

10 Weird Things That Happened During Obama’s Trip to L.A.

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The POTUS loves a good scandal — the kind you can watch on primetime TV, that is.

President Barack Obama‘s fundraising tour for Democratic candidates this week included a trip to Los Angeles. The President is a friend to many Hollywood A-listers — so it’s no surprise that the chief executive would make an appearance with some well-known celebrities in his travels.

While the President was ready to inspire his…

Kayakers Lifted Out of Water: ‘We’re on Top of the Whale!’

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Here’s a whale of a tale

Two kayakers in Argentina came in extremely close contact with a few southern right whales before their boat was lifted up by one of the mammals.

The kayakers were paddling through a marine sanctuary near Puerto Madryn as they reached a pod of whales. They were surrounded ever so calmly, then hoisted onto the back of a whale. The duo captured the event on a GoPro camera and uploaded the incredible…

The Original Rickroll Video Is Gone From YouTube

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One of the oldest, classic Internet memes has let us down and deserted us

The original music video for Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up,” the basis for the Rickrolling bait-and-switch meme, has been blocked by YouTube in several countries, including the United States. The video was first uploaded by YouTube user cotter548 on May 15, 2007 and was temporarily taken down due to copyright disputes once before, in 2012.

In remembrance of the original video’s takedown, we present you with…

Kim Jong-Un Has a Limp in Latest Video From North Korea

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un was filmed walking across the stage with what appears to be a limp during a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of his grandfather Kim Il-sung’s death. State-run media released footage of the event on Tuesday, and international news outlets soon picked up on the purported limp.

Footage like this is especially rare coming out of North Korea, where events are choreographed and depicting…