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Apr 23, 2018

The FCC's Bullshit Order Killing Net Neutrality Hasn't Actually Gone Into Effect—Yet
The Federal Communications Commission's revocation of Barack Obama-era net neutrality rules (misleadingly billed as Restoring Internet Freedom Order) starts going into effect today. But net neutrality isn't dead—yet.


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Apr 23, 2018

Walking Dead and Fringe Director Seith Mann Will Bring BLACK to the Big Screen
It's not just major publishers getting in on the superhero movie boom—Kwanza Osajyefo, Tim Smith 3, Jamal Igle, and Khary Randolph's BLACK comics universe just got a shot in the arm with the announcement that The Breaks co-creator Seith Mann will direct what they hope is the first in a franchise of new films.


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Apr 23, 2018

Canada's Defense Department Is Funding a Quantum Radar System
Cutting-edge physics has driven military innovation for over a century, from Marie Curie's x-ray machines of World War I to the quest for the atomic bomb during World War II. But these days, government defense departments are funding even more esoteric pursuits. We learned recently that the US Department of Defense is…

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Gizmodo
Apr 23, 2018

Old Match.com Profiles Reappear Online Because 'Delete' Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means
Dating site Match.com went live in 1995—it's ancient in terms of the world wide web. That's a whole lot of time for users to forget they ever had a profile or what embarrassing content might be on it. Thanks to a glitch, you might get an unexpected reminder because an unconfirmed number of "deleted" profiles are…

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Apr 23, 2018

The 10 Best Deals of April 23, 2018
We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.


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Apr 23, 2018

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Apr 23, 2018

World's First Total Penis and Scrotum Transplant Allows Patient to ‘Feel Whole Again'
A surgical team from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore performed a total penis and scrotum transplant, the first operation of its kind anywhere in the world.

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Apr 23, 2018

Forget the Double Helix—Scientists Discovered a New DNA Structure Inside Human Cells
Guided by the work of Rosalind Franklin, James Watson and Francis Crick discovered the the twisted-ladder structure of DNA in 1953, a finding that gave rise to the modern field of molecular biology. It was by understanding DNA's double-helix form that science was able to begin unravelling the many mysteries of genetic…

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Gizmodo
Apr 23, 2018

How to Create Your Own Cryptocurrency
If you aren't an expert coder but have been a keen armchair observer of Bitcoin, Dogecoin, and every other increasingly niche cryptocurrency, you might be wondering if it's feasible to create your own.


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Gizmodo
Apr 23, 2018

When Are We Going to Get Mad at Google?
People love Google. It's so useful! You can just type a few words into the search engine and then find loads of relevant websites—all for free. It's not exactly free, of course. Google, like Facebook, offers free online services in exchange for the privilege to serve its users targeted ads. So, unless you're using…

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Gizmodo
Apr 23, 2018

Thousands Of You Are Still Riding Around With Deadly Airbags
Ten years after recalls began, thousands of you—or around 62,307 to be exact—are still driving cars with the worst of the Takata airbags, the ones that could explode and kill you or your passenger in what otherwise might be a simple fender bender. This is insane!

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Gizmodo
Apr 23, 2018

Scientists Are Working on a Bath Salts Vaccine to Block the Scary High
Researchers at the University of Arkansas are trying to create a vaccine for a class of drugs most infamously, if wrongly, accused of turning people into face-eating zombies commonly known as bath salts. And their latest results in rats, presented this week at the annual Experimental Biology conference, suggest that…

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Gizmodo
Apr 23, 2018

My Enemies In Nature, Ranked
It's more or less springlike now, pending yet another cruel and absurd outbreak of The Eternal Winter of 2017-18. Here in my absurd forest dwelling, spring means that we are emerging, pallid and blinking, to plant new trees and azaleas, to try with ludicrous and doomed vanity to restore some mowable grass to the gross…

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Gizmodo
Apr 23, 2018

Hackers Steal Data on 14 Million Users From Ride-Hail App Careem
Careem, a ride-hail startup based in Dubai and operating in 14 countries, announced today that hackers stole data belonging to 14 million riders and drivers.


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Gizmodo
Apr 23, 2018

Apple's Purchase of Shazam Gets Put on Hold While EU Investigates Anti-Trust Concerns
While the Department of Justice battles Time Warner and AT&T in court to block one mega merger, another business deal is getting held up by officials overseas. On Monday, the European Commission announced that it is has opened an anti-trust investigation into Apple's buyout of Shazam, potentially postponing the…

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Gizmodo
Apr 23, 2018

'Men Preferred': New Report Reveals Sexist Job Ads From Top Chinese Tech Companies
It's no secret that being a woman in tech comes with its discriminatory disadvantages, but a new report from the Human Rights Watch reveals that in China, recruiting tactics are troublingly sexist. According to the 99-page report published on Monday, Chinese tech companies including Alibaba, Tencent, and Baidu openly…

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Apr 23, 2018

James Cameron Compares His Avatar Sequels to The Godfather, But Admits That Could Be a Huge Mistake
James Cameron has five children, which is what interested him in the developing the plots for the Avatar sequels—but it's also what makes him worry that they may not connect with audiences like the original did. When speaking about his upcoming AMC show James Cameron's History of Science Fiction this weekend, the…

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Gizmodo
Apr 23, 2018

Intense Gravity of Super-Earths Could Trap Aliens on Their Home Planet
Rocky worlds larger than Earth are commonplace in the galaxy, and a few of them may even be habitable. Which poses an interesting question: How difficult would it be for aliens living on these super-Earths to launch rockets into space, given the tremendous gravity? According to new research, it would be difficult to…

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Gizmodo
Apr 23, 2018

DJI Releases Security Findings It Hopes Will Quash 'Chinese Spying' Fears
The world's largest consumer drone maker is pushing back amid swelling concerns that its applications may be insecure, as well as rumors that it may be transmitting sensitive user data to China, where the company was founded more than a decade ago.

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Gizmodo
Apr 23, 2018

Amazon and Netflix Are Suing a Shady Streaming Service for $150,000 Per Copyright Violation
Amazon, Netflix, and several major Hollywood studios are all suing Set TV, a seemingly too-good-to-be-true streaming service that offers 500 channels for $20 per month. The copyright suit seeks $150,000 per work infringed, and it sure looks like they have a case against the cord-cutting company.

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Apr 23, 2018

ThinkGeek's May the Fourth Sale Is Already Live
May the Fourth isn't actually here for another week and a half, but ThinkGeek is cashing in on the impending Star Wars frenzy. They're taking up to 80% off four pages worth of merchandise. Everything from t-shirts and socks to animatronic Porgs. There's even a freakin'

Gizmodo
Apr 23, 2018

Watch: Welcome to TheoryWorld, Where io9 Dives Into All of Westworld's Fan Theories
Westworld has returned with its second season, and with it comes a slew of fan theories and speculation. There's a new maze for us to solve, and we're here to explore every nook and cranny.

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Gizmodo
Apr 23, 2018

How the Marvel Cinematic Universe Left Its TV Side Behind
Next month, the Marvel Cinematic Universe celebrates a grand achievement—just a week after the release of Avengers: Infinity War, it will have been 10 years since Iron Man hit theaters on May 2, 2008. Five years after Marvel effectively created its Cinematic Universe, the company's TV division launched an equally bold…

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Gizmodo
Apr 23, 2018

I Got My Hands on the Original Film-Loaded GoPro, the Action Camera That Started It All
It's been a wild ride for GoPro. It went from a niche camera company for surfers, to a media behemoth that was printing money, and now to a company undergoing large-scale layoffs, and publicly considering selling itself. Oof. Rather than piling on, we decided to flash back to happier times. So, I went on Amazon and…

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Gizmodo
Apr 23, 2018

Comparing the Original 2004 GoPro to the Newest One Is Ridiculous, But We Did It Anyway
It's been a wild ride for GoPro. It went from a niche camera company for surfers, to a media behemoth that was printing money, and now to a company undergoing large-scale layoffs, and publicly considering selling itself. Oof. Rather than piling on, we decided to flash back to happier times. So, I went on Amazon and…

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Apr 23, 2018

Amazon's Rumored Home Robot Basically Sounds Like an Echo With Wheels
In case you thought the Echo in your living room laughing maniacally out of nowhere wasn't creepy enough, just imagine what it would be like if it followed you around. A Bloomberg report suggests that Amazon is working on an actual home robot that will wander around your abode, navigating obstacles and ostensibly…

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Gizmodo
Apr 23, 2018

Confirmed: Uranus Smells Like Farts
I'm sick and tired of Uranus jokes. It's time to get serious about Uranus, because there is some really serious science surrounding Uranus's mysteries. And wow, is Uranus mysterious.


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Apr 23, 2018

Uber Plans to Stop Giving Drivers a Log of Your Exact Pickup and Drop-Off Locations
In a pilot program launching this week, Uber will begin obscuring riders' exact pickup and drop-off locations in the trip history displayed to drivers. Instead, it will display a broader location area.

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Gizmodo
Apr 23, 2018

Stinky Molecules Confirm: Uranus Smells Like Farts
I'm sick and tired of Uranus jokes. It's time to get serious about Uranus, because there is some really serious science surrounding Uranus's mysteries. And wow, is Uranus mysterious.


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Gizmodo
Apr 23, 2018

Worrying New Gmail Scheme Makes It Seem Like You're the One Sending Spam
Getting rid of spam is a never ending game of cat and mouse. Just as soon as email hosts figure out how to thwart spammers' latest tricks, the spammers come up with new ways to fill your inbox with junk you don't want.

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Gizmodo
Apr 23, 2018

Westworld Returns and Nothing Is as It Seems Except for All the Corpses
Thomas Jefferson once said, "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." If you want to plant a sapling of liberty, I suppose the best thing to water it with is with blood, too. It's a good thing Westworld is currently soaked in it.

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Gizmodo
Apr 23, 2018

Monday's Best Deals: Board Games, Brother Printer, Copper Chef Cookware, and More
A huge board game sale, our readers' favorite printer, the final day for the sitewide Casper mattress sale, and much more kick off today's best deals.


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Gizmodo
Apr 23, 2018

South Korea Stops Blaring High-Decibel K-Pop Propaganda at North Korea Border
The southern border of North Korea just got way less cheerful—or obnoxious. That's because the South Korea military has turned off its dozens of giant speakers aimed at the totalitarian state. Until Monday morning, the speakers had been blasting K-pop and uplifting news that is censored in North Korea.

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Gizmodo
Apr 23, 2018

The A.V.
The A.V. Club Westworld is back, heavy on the violent ends | Earther The Machines That Could Darken the Sun to Stop Climate Change | The Takeout Teetotaling pro wrestler Jerry "The King" Lawler now has his own beer; won't try it |

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Gizmodo
Apr 23, 2018

YouTuber Who Trained a Pug to Do 'Nazi Salute' Has Been Fined
Last month, Scottish YouTube comedian Mark Meechan was found guilty of a hate crime after posting a video of his girlfriend's pug Buddha raising its paw to the words "Sieg Heil." Though Meechan argued that the motivation behind the anti-Semitic video was simply to prank his girlfriend, he has been fined £800—or about…

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Apr 23, 2018

This Discounted Brother Printer Has Everything You Need, and Also a Document Feeder
Unless you really need to print in color, Brother makes some of the only printers worth buying, and their small ', 'B0763ZCH7K');" data-amazontag="gizmodoamzn-20" href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0763ZCH7K?tag=gizmodoamzn-20&ascsubtag=406153d8fbd4db4cb9d4563c087d7df079895f7a&rawdata=[t|link[p|1825465318[a|B0763ZCH7K[au|5727177402741770316[b|gizmodo"office-friendly MFCL2710DW is on sale for a consumer-level price today.


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Apr 23, 2018

Yes, It's Already Time for Some Really Wild Star Wars: Episode IX Rumors
Chris Evans sets up where Steve Rogers' head is at going into Avengers: Infinity War. Jamie Lee Curtis talks about "retelling" a classic for the new Halloween. Ron Howard teases a fellow Howard's appearance in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Plus, you'll be waiting a while for Netflix's Witcher show, and... a new Doom movie…

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Gizmodo
Apr 23, 2018

Which Animal Kills the Most Humans?
Animals fatally maul, sting, trample, and chew about a million humans per year. Pretty nice of them, given the numbers on our side—the average of 750 million chickens we kill in the U.S. every month, for instance. In an ideal world, no one would ever get mauled by a bear, or contract rabies from a feral squirrel. But…

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Gizmodo
Apr 23, 2018

Put Vacuuming On Autopilot With This $159 Robot
Vacuuming is simultaneously the worst chore, and the chore most easily and cheaply pawned off to a robot.

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Gizmodo
Apr 23, 2018

7 Chromecast Apps and Games You Aren't Using But Should Be
The Chromecast—that's a dongle for getting movies and shows and maybe a bit of music up on your big screen, right? Well, yes, but there's much more you can do with your Chromecast. All kinds of apps and games can benefit from the extra screen space—not just Plex and Netflix.


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Gizmodo
Apr 23, 2018

Finally Replace Those Old Wiper Blades With This One-Day Michelin Radius Sale
If you've been putting up with streaks and squeaks for too long, today's Michelin Radius sale on Amazon is the only excuse you need to replace your windshield wiper blades.


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Gizmodo
Apr 23, 2018

Tanzania Orders Bloggers to Pay $920 Fee to Register with the Government, Risk Jail for 'Obscene' Content
Tanzania issued a warning over the weekend that all online media creators, including everything from online radio providers to bloggers, have just two weeks to register with the government. Registration and license fees add up to about $920, roughly what the average Tanzanian earns in an entire year.


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Gizmodo
Apr 23, 2018

Amazon's Running the Biggest Board Game Sale We've Ever Seen, Today Only
If your board game cabinet has been gathering dust, it's time to freshen up your collection with today's board game Gold Box sale on Amazon, the largest we've ever seen.


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Gizmodo
Apr 22, 2018

Westworld Returns, Amazon's Food Stamp Problem, and DOJ Porn: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week
This world is not what it seems. Lurking beneath the sloppy mess and noise of our interconnected world lies something deeper, something secret—a maze of everlasting mysteries one can only hope to solve in this lifetime. Either that or it's all just really, really dumb. If only we had a sign...

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Gizmodo
Apr 22, 2018

FTC: Phone Scammers Are Impersonating Chinese Consulate Staff, Have Made Off With Millions
Mankind, in their arrogance, once thought they had conquered their immortal enemy: The scam robocall. Unfortunately, thanks in large part to laziness by cell phone carriers, they've been back with a vengeance in recent years. Internet-powered robocalling systems are making it cheaper and easier than ever to launch…

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Gizmodo
Apr 22, 2018

Ewan McGregor and Christina Aguilera's Zoe Will Be Coming Later This Year Via Amazon
Zoe, a trippy scifi romance starring Ewan McGregor and Christina Aguilera, will be picked up by Amazon for distribution later this year after its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.

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Gizmodo
Apr 22, 2018

Eventbrite's Bonkers 10,000 Word User Agreement Allows It to Film, Own Copyright From Any Event
Eventbrite is one of the largest event hosting platforms on the planet. It's been used to plan millions of events in more than 180 countries. As it turns out, unbeknownst to the thousands of event creators and millions of attendees, the company has maintained the right to show up at any event, film it, and own the…

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Gizmodo
Apr 22, 2018

Eventbrite's Bonkers 10,000 Word User Agreement Allows It to Film, Own Copyright From Any Event [Updated: Not Anymore]
Eventbrite is one of the largest event hosting platforms on the planet. It's been used to plan millions of events in more than 180 countries. As it turns out, unbeknownst to the thousands of event creators and millions of attendees, the company has maintained the right to show up at any event, film it, and own the…

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Gizmodo
Apr 22, 2018

Eventbrite's Bonkers 10,000 Word User Agreement Allows It to Film, Own Copyright From Any Event [Updated]
Eventbrite is one of the largest event hosting platforms on the planet. It's been used to plan millions of events in more than 180 countries. As it turns out, unbeknownst to the thousands of event creators and millions of attendees, the company has maintained the right to show up at any event, film it, and own the…

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Gizmodo
Apr 22, 2018

Report: Facebook Is Fueling Violence in Sri Lanka, and Did Basically Nothing to Stop It
Facebook has been taking a lot of heat for myriad controversies in the US, including its jaw-dropping data privacy screwups and allegations it is maybe wrecking democracy by helping fuel online echo chambers. But as skeptical as many stateside are getting of Mark Zuckerberg and crew, the company's role doing damage in…

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Gizmodo
Apr 22, 2018

This AI-Controlled Roach Breeding Site Is a Nightmare Factory
In the city of Xichang, located in the southwestern Sichuan province, there is a massive, artificial intelligence-powered roach breeding farm that is producing more than six billion cockroaches per year.

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Gizmodo
Apr 22, 2018

Universal FanCon Postponed Due to 'Financial Deficit', Organizers Reportedly Working to Refund Ticketholders
Universal FanCon, which was initially scheduled for next Friday, April 27th, in Baltimore, Maryland, is "postponed indefinitely," according to a statement released by its organizers a day after initial rumors of the convention's postponement hit the internet due to an e-mail sent via one of the convention's planned…

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Gizmodo
Apr 22, 2018

Universal FanCon Postponed Due to 'Financial Deficit', Organizers Reportedly Working to Refund Ticketholders [Updated]
Universal FanCon, which was initially scheduled for next Friday, April 27th, in Baltimore, Maryland, is "postponed indefinitely," according to a statement released by its organizers a day after initial rumors of the convention's postponement hit the internet due to an e-mail sent via one of the convention's planned…

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Gizmodo
Apr 22, 2018

Diet Soda Might Still Contribute to Diabetes, Rat Study Suggests
For as long as artificial sweeteners have existed, people have been warned about their supposed health risks such as cancer and multiple sclerosis. But while these claims are routinely debunked as nothing more than junk science, some research—including a new study presented this week at the annual Experimental Biology…

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Gizmodo
Apr 22, 2018

Only 'Verified' Buyers Can Review James Comey's Book on Amazon, Much to the Dismay of Trump Supporters
Reviewers hoping to share their thoughts on former FBI director James Comey's new book A Higher Loyalty will have to have the conversation somewhere other than Amazon. The massive online retailer is limiting the ability to post reviews to those who purchased the book directly through its platform.

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Gizmodo
Apr 22, 2018

Despite Denials, Turns Out Scott Pruitt Did Meet With the Lobbyist Who Gave Him a Sweetheart Rental Deal
Scott Pruitt, the increasingly scandal-mired, climate change-denying chief of the Environmental Protection Agency, met personally at the agency's headquarters with a lobbyist who later gave him a sweetheart deal on an apartment, despite denials to the contrary.

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Gizmodo
Apr 22, 2018

Syfy Has Cancelled Vincent D'Onofrio's Ghost Wars
Vincent D'Onofrio? Ghosts? Super psychic powers? Meatloaf? Sounds like a recipe for great TV, but it looks like the story of Ghost Wars is going to be ending prematurely.

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Gizmodo
Apr 22, 2018

Tribeca Film Festival 2018: Thandie Newton Returns to the Wild, Wild Westworld
Westworld returns to HBO tonight, and having previewed the premiere, I gotta tell you: Brace yourselves, because this season is destined to be even more of a doozy than the last. (Calm down; that's the extent of my spoiling.)

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Gizmodo
Apr 22, 2018

Sunday's Best Deals: Cole Haan, Sony Headphones, Plants, Greenworks Tools, and More
A plant Gold Box on Amazon, Sony headphones, discounted Cole Haan shoes, and more of today's best deals.


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Gizmodo
Apr 22, 2018

Clean Your Driveway, Porch, and More With This GreenWorks Pressure Washer Discount
You might not have an immediate need for a ', 'B00PSQ4XUE');" data-amazontag="gizmodoamzn-20" href="https://www.amazon.com/GreenWorks-GPW1702-Electric-Pressure-Washer/dp/B00PSQ4XUE?tag=gizmodoamzn-20&ascsubtag=d27df94f516780350a484eb225b21a9ded2ebd89&rawdata=[t|link[p|1825451476[a|B00PSQ4XUE[au|5727177402741770316[b|gizmodo"pressure washer, but if you own a home, it's a useful thing to stash in the back or your garage. For a limited time, Amazon's marked down a popular GreenWorks washer down to $91 today, a match for the best price we've seen this year. Just be sure to get yours before this deal…

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Gizmodo
Apr 22, 2018

Pick Up a Pair of Sony Bluetooth Headphones For Only $88
It's 2018, and your headphones don't need wires anymore. Luckily, Amazon's offering up Sony's popular and well-reviewed XB950B1 Bluetooth over-ears for $88, or about $110 less than usual. This particular set of cans includes an extra bass mode that you can turn on or off, and even a smartphone app that you can use to…

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Gizmodo
Apr 22, 2018

Fill The Void In Your Life With Plants During this One-Day Amazon Sale
After that Washington Post article came out about millennials and their houseplants, I felt incredibly seen. But, I continue to buy them and care for them (to the best of my ability, which is not that great) and if you want to keep adding to your greenhouse,

Gizmodo
Apr 21, 2018

Coinbase Reportedly Shuts Down Wikileaks Store, Assange Calls for Boycott in Response
Wikileaks, the whistle-blowing organization which is now almost solely run by founder and fugitive Julian Assange from a small room in the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he is claiming asylum from the police, claims that one of its official stores has been taken down by cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase.


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Gizmodo
Apr 21, 2018

Original Art From Deadpool's First Appearance Is Up for Auction
In 1991, Deadpool premiered in New Mutants #98, drawn by Rob Liefeld. Now, art from that landmark comic book is up for auction, and it can be yours if you're willing to shell out the cash.

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Gizmodo
Apr 21, 2018

EPA Pulls Public Documents Regarding Its Proposed Transparency Policy
Internal emails that revealed the Environmental Protection Agency has been pursuing a plan to restrict the type of scientific research the agency uses to write environmental policy have been removed from an online portal that made the documents publicly accessible.

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Gizmodo
Apr 21, 2018

Florida Police Allegedly Crash Funeral Home to Unlock Phone With Slain Man's Fingerprints
Largo, Florida police detectives entered a funeral home in Clearwater and attempted to unlock the phone of a man killed by another officer at a traffic stop a month earlier using the deceased man's hands, the Tampa Bay Times reported.


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Gizmodo
Apr 21, 2018

James Wan's Tommyknockers Movie Has a Home at Universal
The Tommyknockers will soon be joining movies like It in the realm of modern Stephen King remakes thanks to James Wan, who's attached to produced, and Universal Pictures, which just won the rights for the project.

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Gizmodo
Apr 21, 2018

'Cyber Terrorist' Teen Who Hacked CIA Director John Brennan Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison
A British teenager who gained notoriety for hacking a number of high profile United States government employees including former CIA director John Brennan and former director of intelligence James Clapper was sentenced Friday to two years in prison.

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Gizmodo
Apr 21, 2018

Report: Trump May Seek Wartime Authority to Boost Coal and Nuclear Plants
Donald Trump's administration is considering invoking sweeping wartime powers to pump up coal and nuclear power plants that are losing out against competitors in the natural gas industry.


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Gizmodo
Apr 21, 2018

Jaywalking in China Can Get You Hit with a Stream of Water
Citizens and visitors to the city of Daye in China's Hubei province have a new incentive to pay attention to traffic signals: if they don't, they can get sprayed with water.


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Gizmodo
Apr 21, 2018

Benedict Cumberbatch Shared His Star Trek Secrets With Stephen Hawking
When Benedict Cumberbatch appeared as the antagonist of Star Trek Into Darkness, the identity of the character he was playing was kept very secret, to the point that JJ Abrams straight-up lied about it. But apparently Cumberbatch spilled the beans to one special person.

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Gizmodo
Apr 21, 2018

Cyberdyne's Attempt to Make a Sexy Lady Assassin Terminator Appears to Have Backfired
Sideshow Collectibles's line of "Premium Format" statues usually offer ridiculously detailed (and very expensive) sculpts of beloved pop culture characters, from Star Wars to comics and a million other things in between. But its latest Terminator statue has a bit of a twist: It's an entirely new character with her own…

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Gizmodo
Apr 21, 2018

Saturday's Best Deals: Casper Sale, Cabeau Travel Pillows, Streaming Sticks, and More
10% off sitewide at Casper, our readers' favorite travel pillows, and discounted DNA testing kits lead off Saturday's best deals from around the web.

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Gizmodo
Apr 21, 2018

Amazon's Running a Big Sale On 23andMe's New and Improved DNA Testing Kits
If you aren't freaked out by privacy concerns of DNA testing kits (basically, they may sell anonymized genetic data, but not personally identifiable data), the tests are getting better, and 23andMe's are on sale today.


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Gizmodo
Apr 21, 2018

It's a Really Great Day to Buy a Streaming Dongle
If you have any TVs in your house without a smart dongle attached, today's the day to fix that, as three refurbished Rokus and a refurbished 4K Fire TV are all on sale for great low prices on Amazon today.


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Gizmodo
Apr 21, 2018

This Rare Sitewide Casper Sale Ever Lets You Save On Mattresses and Accessories
Beyond the standard $50 discounts you hear about in the middle of every podcast, Casper mattresses don't go on sale often, and Casper accessory deals are even rarer. But this weekend only, Casper's 10% sitewide sale holds the promise of serious savings, if you still haven't gotten rid of that old coil spring.


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Gizmodo
Apr 21, 2018

Facebook Already Spent $3.3 Million Lobbying this Year
Facebook spent $3.3 million on lobbying in the United States during the first quarter of 2018, disclosures filed with the government Friday showed. The multi-million dollar effort marks the largest tab the company has ever racked up on lobbying in a single quarter.

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Gizmodo
Apr 20, 2018

Apple's Battery Woes Continue, This Time With MacBook Pros
Apple announced Friday that it discovered "a limited number" of its line of MacBook Pro laptops suffer from a potentially faulty component that can cause the battery to expand. The company is offering to replace the batteries in affected machines for free.

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Gizmodo
Apr 20, 2018

Apple Can't Stop Fucking Up Batteries, Offers Replacements for MacBook Pros
Apple announced Friday that it discovered "a limited number" of its line of MacBook Pro laptops suffer from a potentially faulty component that can cause the battery to expand. The company is offering to replace the batteries in affected machines for free.

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Gizmodo
Apr 20, 2018

Flickr Takes Another Sad Turn, Gets Bought by Something Called SmugMug
In the latest of an endless series of unfortunate events to befall the once beloved photo-sharing service Flickr, the company has been resurrected from the grave of Yahoo and bought for an undisclosed amount by premium photo-hosting platform SmugMug.

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Gizmodo
Apr 20, 2018

Verizon and AT&T Reportedly Under DOJ Investigation for Potential Collusion
People have long accused Verizon and AT&T of abusing their market share to the detriment of the overall wireless market. But the two may have crossed a legal line: The Justice Department has reportedly launched an investigation into alleged collusion by Verizon and AT&T to make switching carriers more difficult than…

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Gizmodo
Apr 20, 2018

CDC: Throw Your Romaine Lettuce in the Trash Right Now
On this most blessed of days, the Centers for Disease and Prevention is telling everyone to stay the hell away from a different sort of green, one that might cause you to have bloody diarrhea and vomiting for days on end: romaine lettuce.

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Gizmodo
Apr 20, 2018

Texas Court Strikes Down Revenge Porn Law for Being 'Overbroad'
A state appeals court in Texas has struck down a 2015 revenge porn law, arguing that it was written too broadly and infringed on free speech protections.


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Gizmodo
Apr 20, 2018

Ultra-Cold Atoms Recreate the Expanding Universe in Tabletop Experiment
Eerie similarities unite vastly different scientific ideas in sometimes utterly surprising ways. One of these similarities may have allowed scientists to recreate the expanding universe—on a countertop.


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Gizmodo
Apr 20, 2018

Tesla Contract Workers Pressured To Accept Debit Card For Pay Instead Of Check: Lawsuit
Tesla contract workers aren't receiving legally required overtime pay or mandated work breaks, according to a new lawsuit filed in California state court. The employees faced "pressure" from a temp agency that hires workers at Tesla's California factory to take a debit card to accept their compensation, rather than a…

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Gizmodo
Apr 20, 2018

Weekend Long Reads: Facebook's New Data Policy
It's Friday, and that means you'll soon get some sleep, wake up refreshed, pour a cup of Joe, and finally read Paul Ford's 38,000-word article about coding from 2015. But wait, Facebook just stepped in and dropped its new data policy. And now that it's a full 1,500 words longer, you're going to want to set aside a…

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Gizmodo
Apr 20, 2018

Twitter Bans Kaspersky Labs Ads Over Alleged Ties to Russian Intelligence
Citing accusations of ties between Kaspersky Labs and Russian intelligence, Twitter has moved to ban the Moscow-based security and antivirus provider from continuing to advertise on its platform.


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Gizmodo
Apr 20, 2018

Twitter Bans Kaspersky Labs Ads Over Firm's Alleged Ties to Russian Intelligence
Citing accusations of ties between Kaspersky Labs and Russian intelligence, Twitter has moved to ban the Moscow-based security and antivirus provider from continuing to advertise on its platform.


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Gizmodo
Apr 20, 2018

Get a Workout While You Work With a Discounted FitDesk
I bought the FitDesk 2.0 on a whim a couple of years ago, and was surprised both by how viable it was to work at, and how compact it gets when folded up. It fits easily into a closet, or opens up for use while working, gaming, or marathoning Netflix, and is particularly nice out on the balcony. Today's price is the…

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Gizmodo
Apr 20, 2018

The 10 Best Deals of April 20, 2018
We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.


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Gizmodo
Apr 20, 2018

Are We Sure Chris Evans Isn't Actually a Government Supersoldier?
Captain America: The Winter Soldier's elevator brawl is one of the best fights in a movie filled with some of the best fights in 10 years of Marvel films, full stop. But while Captain America may have superpowers to lean on, actor Chris Evans just has sheer determination*, that he shows off with aplomb in this…

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Gizmodo
Apr 20, 2018

Simmer Down About Lyft's Carbon Neutrality Announcement
Earth Day is nearly upon us, which means it is time for brands to declare their love for Mother Earth in corporate reports and Medium posts. On Thursday, Lyft did the latter, announcing the company was buying carbon offsets for all rides.


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Gizmodo
Apr 20, 2018

ELAC's Terrific Entry Level Speakers Have Never Been Cheaper
ELAC makes some of the most popular home theater gear out there, and you can pick up a pair of B5 bookshelf speakers, an F6 floorstanding speaker, or a S10EQ subwoofer for the best prices ever on Amazon today. All three piece

Gizmodo
Apr 20, 2018

An FDA Panel Just Recommended an Epilepsy Drug Made from Cannabis
This year, the Food and Drug Administration is joining stoners the world over in celebrating 4/20.

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Gizmodo
Apr 20, 2018

The Solo Tie-In Novel Includes a Thoughtful, Fascinating Look at Han's Midlife Crisis
Daniel José Older's new Star Wars novel, Last Shot, was bundled up with the recent wave of Solo: A Star Wars Story-themed book announcements. But while there are parts of it that deal with the early lives of Han and Lando, it's at its best when it's set decades after the upcoming movie, as the two come to terms with…

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Gizmodo
Apr 20, 2018

SunTrust Bank Says Employee May Have Stolen 1.5 Million Customers' Info and Given It to Criminals
On Friday, SunTrust bank announced it was offering identity protection services at no charge to all of its clients in the form of Experian IDnotify. Perfect timing, as the company also announced—in the very same press release—a possible data breach affecting approximately 1.5 million customers.

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Gizmodo
Apr 20, 2018

Democrats Sue Trump Campaign Aides, Alleging Collusion With Russia, WikiLeaks in 2016
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) filed a lawsuit in federal court on Friday alleging the Trump campaign conspired with WikiLeaks and the Russian government to sow chaos during the 2016 election and advantage Trump in the race for the White House.


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Gizmodo
Apr 20, 2018

Just One Puff of Low-THC Weed Can Help Ease Sadness, Study Finds
It might take just one puff of cannabis to quickly if temporarily dull depression, depending on the strain, suggests a new study published this month in the Journal of Affective Disorders. But smoking weed for too long might also make you sadder over time, the researchers found.

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Gizmodo
Apr 20, 2018

The Best Scifi Movies to Watch When You're Seriously Stoned
Marijuana can make a bad movie good and a good movie great. But it's got to be the right movie, one with ideas you can explore more deeply, or absurdity you can appreciate more naturally. The balance is delicate, just like picking the right kind of weed. As today is 4/20, we've created a list of films to watch when…

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Gizmodo
Apr 20, 2018

Nintendo Labo: The Kotaku Review
The first question you might have about Labo is: what's so special about a box of cardboard and some mini-games? And the first thing to understand about Labo is that what's actually in the box is only part of the appeal.


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