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You HAVE to check this out: Awesome new Google Maps feature lets you live in the past

Google Maps Street View 4D

Google Maps’ Street View has always been known for its gorgeous and immersive 3D panoramic images, but now it looks like the feature is about to go 4D. A new Google Maps feature announced on Wednesday will give you the option to look at some locations’ entire histories in Street View so you can see how they’ve changed and evolved over the past few years. You can access this “way-back machine” for Google Maps by clicking on a new clock icon that appears on the lower left-hand side for some Street View images.

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Video: Meet Kelso’s Quest, one of the hottest-looking iOS games we’ve seen this year

Kelso's Quest iOS Android Game

Kelso’s Quest is the latest creation from Avocoder, the mobile app developer behind Toasty Boy, a Flappy Bird parody that managed to crack the top 100 free games chart on the App Store last month. Unlike Toasty Boy, Kelso’s Quest is a completely original title, mixing in elements of the puzzle and adventure genres as the eponymous Kelso journeys through treacherous environments in search of his kidnapped son. At the end of each set of levels, Kelso will face off against a boss, learning more about the motivations behind the kidnapping as he takes down a variety of evil beasts. Kelso’s Quest is expected to launch on the App Store this week and Google Play in the future. The full trailer follows below.

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Did you miss last week’s blood moon? Check out this awesome time-lapse photo

Blood Moon Photo GIF

Last week’s rare blood moon eclipse was amazing, but it also took place in the middle of the night so most people in the U.S. probably missed it. But there is no need to fret, of course — that’s why Al Gore invented the Internet.

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This time, Rolando McClain walking away from NFL for good

Rolando McClain has been through a lot for a 24-year-old. But the NFL apparently will not be a part of what he does in the future.

McClain told ESPN’s Seth Wickersham, who has remained in close contact with McClain since writing a feature on his off-field troubles last year, that he is done playing football.

McClain was the former No. 8 overall pick in the draft of the Oakland Raiders. He struggled on the field with the team and got in trouble multiple times with the law, which we outlined in detail last week when it appeared McClain was making a comeback with the Baltimore Ravens.

Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome has known McClain well since he was at Alabama and has tried to offer guidance and opportunities after burning out in Oakland. But McClain, who was out of the NFL in 2013 (on the Ravens’ reserve/retired list), told Wickersham he was trying his best to overcome his demons and apparently doesn’t feel that playing football will help him along that path.

McClain might be a former draft bust and a sad story to this point, but if staying away from the NFL can help him achieve the personal growth he desires, then the more power to him.

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Eric Edholm is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at edholm@yahoo-inc.com or follow him on Twitter!

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Watch this incredible video of Elon Musk’s reusable rocket in action

Elon Musk SpaceX Reusable Rocket Video

One of the problems with space travel is how wasteful it is — the rockets that help propel space shuttles into the atmosphere fall off once they reach a certain height and are often completely unsalvageable after they crash back down to Earth. However, Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s company SpaceX has just posted a new video showing off its Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) rocket in action and it looks like the team at SpaceX have done some mind-blowing engineering work. As you can see, the video shows the F9R taking off and then hovering 250 meters in the air before slowly descending and then gently landing right back on the launch pad it took off from. Musk and SpaceX are working on perfecting reusable rockets as one way to make space travel more economically feasible for more people. The full video of the F9R follows below.

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This monster smartphone should fix all your Android battery life woes

5300mAh Smartphone Battery Philips W6618

The Philips W6618 is a monster smartphone that packs an impressive 5300mAh battery. The device was released earlier this week in China where it retails for 1,699 Yuan, or around $ 273, PhoneArena reports. The battery is non-removable and it offers a standby time of 66 days and talk time of 33 hours. Because the battery is so big, the phone is also slightly thicker than competitors, having a 11.6mm profile.

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This machine creates careless synthetic whispers

What do you get when you combine a few respirator bags, some silicone air valves and a motion detector? A contraption that produces a synthetic version of our most sensual form of communication, the whisper. By fudging the aforementioned items…
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This is how Samsung thinks normal people use smartwatches

Samsung’s track record on smartwatch marketing has been, shall we say, mixed. Its nostalgic sci-fi TV spot for the Galaxy Gear was a hit, but its awkward (and slightly creepy) romantic skier ad? Not so much. Give credit to the company for learning…
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This free Android app could save your phone from the Heartbleed bug

How To Test For Heartbleed On My Android Phone

The NSA has apparently known about Heartbleed for years, but the general public was only made aware of the devastating bug a few days ago. Many of us are at a loss for what to do, but smartphone security firm Lookout is living up to its name with a free app that will allow you to check and see if your Android device is vulnerable. Lookout’s Heartbleed Detector app determines which of OpenSSL is running and then tells users whether or not their phones could have been affected by Heartbleed.

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Tubecore Duo speaker blows through Kickstarter, ships this summer

Kickstarter is full of success stories, if you know where to look, and honored in its hallowed halls is the Tubecore Duo, a sleek speaker for audiophiles that has recently … Continue reading