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Jul 12, 2020

Of Course Disney World's Reopening Video Works As Horror
In celebration of Disney World's reopening after shutting down earlier this year in response to the still ongoing coronavirus pandemic that's killed over 130,000 people in the US alone, the Disney Parks and Jobs dropped a video over the weekend enthusiastically welcoming park guests "home." Here, "home" refers to a…

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Jul 12, 2020

Florida Records 15,000 New Covid-19 Cases in a Day, the Most for Any State During the Pandemic
Florida broke the nation's covid-19 single-day case record on Sunday, reporting 15,299 new infections, the most new cases ever reported by a state during the pandemic. The news underscores the raging state of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S., proving once again that the virus will not simply "sort of just disappear…

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Jul 12, 2020

Google Bans Ads for Snooping Products and Services
Google's banning ads for so-called "stalkerware" apps, invasive programs largely associated with jealous exes or abusive partners to spy on another person without their authorization. Though given that the online search giant already adopted a blanket ban against stalkerware apps in its Play Store, one has to wonder…

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Jul 12, 2020

Netflix's The Old Guard Dug Deep to Bring the Comics to Life
In both Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernández's The Old Guard and director Gina Prince-Bythewood's new film based on the comic book series, a group of seemingly immortal warriors from different time periods all band together to commit their lives to ridding the world of its societal evils. None of the big bads they take on…

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Jul 12, 2020

Ubisoft Says It Won't Address Misconduct Issues During Today's Digital Showcase
Ubisoft's big gaming showcase event today will be full of hype for upcoming Assassin's Creed and Far Cry releases, but it won't mention the stream of allegations, resignations and overall upheaval happening as a result of weeks of reports about sexual misconduct across many parts of the publisher.


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Jul 12, 2020

Splat With the Best of Them With a Digital Copy of Splatoon 2, Only $40
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Jul 12, 2020

Today Only, Save Big on Kindle eBooks That Were Adapted into Shows and Movies
Up to 80% off, top titles adapted for the big screen | Amazon

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Jul 11, 2020

Oh Thank God...
Mark it, folks: July 11, the first time President Donald Trump wore a face mask in public during a raging pandemic. And all it took was more than 134,000 people dying from covid-19 for him to finally—finally—put one on.

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Jul 11, 2020

This Artist Filmed His Life With Snapchat Spectacles for a Year and Created a VR Time Machine
Time travel is one of those things that fascinate people. Although time travel currently isn't possible—thank God, as if humans needed another way to make a mess of things—this creator decided to do the next best thing: film his life with the Snapchat Spectacles 3 for a year and create a virtual reality time machine.

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Jul 11, 2020

That Kamen Rider's Got a Robot Dog
Oh, nothing to see here. Just a masked superhero and his Sony-branded robot doggie.

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Jul 11, 2020

Wells Fargo Directs Employees to Delete TikTok, Citing Security Concerns
America's fourth-largest bank, Wells Fargo, is barring the app TikTok on company devices and instructing any employees who have it currently installed to remove it immediately, citing privacy concerns.


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Jul 11, 2020

The Star Trek Roleplaying Game is Getting a Whole New Rulebook Just for Playing as the Klingons
When it launched a few years ago, Modiphius' Star Trek Adventures roleplaying game gave fans a ruleset for boldly going as their very own crew of Federation officers, managing their own ship, going on away missions, and exploring the galaxy. But its latest expansion isn't about giving Federation characters more things…

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Jul 11, 2020

Why Most LED Headlight Upgrades Don't Really Work: An Expert Explains
Plug-and-play LED replacements for halogen headlight bulbs are a popular car mod. LEDs often look brighter than incandescent lights, but "looks brighter" and "illuminates better" are not the same thing. I got a stern talking-to from an actual lighting expert about LED retrofits, and science says: Putting LEDs where…

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Jul 11, 2020

Harley Quinn's Newest Comic is a Clever Celebration of Her Evolving Identity
Since her inception on Batman: The Animated Series has brought Harley Quinn from TV, to comics, and beyond over the years, there have been many different takes on just who she's really meant to be—not just aesthetically or tonally, but as her own person. The latest issue of her

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Jul 11, 2020

Indigenous Protests Are Blazing a New Trail for How to Beat Big Oil
Joye Braun was among the first to camp in the plains of North Dakota in defiance of the Dakota Access pipeline back in 2016. She was there to stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Indigenous people from around the world eventually arrived to gather in ceremony. Four years later, their prayers have…

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Jul 11, 2020

Umbrella Academy Season 2 is Coming Soon, Why Not Read Some Umbrella Academy Comics While You Wait?
Dark Horse Umbrella Academy Sale | ComiXology

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Jul 11, 2020

Grab the $7 Nintendo Switch Playstand and Truly Play Anywhere
AmazonBasics Playstand for Nintendo Switch | $7 | Amazon

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Jul 10, 2020

Feds Charge Phony Church with Selling Bleach as a 'Miracle' Cure for Covid-19
Why am I not surprised these guys are from Florida?


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Jul 10, 2020

I Have Good News and Bad News About NBC's Streaming Service Peacock
Well, which do you want first?

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Jul 10, 2020

I Have Good News and Bad News About NBC's Streaming Service, Peacock
Well, which do you want first?

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Jul 10, 2020

Google Might Try to Save Its Fitbit Deal From EU Regulators By Promising Not to Use Health Data for Ads
European regulators are examining Google's deal to acquire Fitbit, even seeking perspective from healthcare providers and the company's rival wearable device makers. This appears to be making Google sweat a little bit, according to a Reuters report, because the company may be planning to offer a binding pledge not to…

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Jul 10, 2020

California Could Release Around 8,000 State Prisoners to Curb Covid-19 Spread
Thousands of inmates in California state prisons could be released as early as August in an attempt to curb the spread of covid-19, a potentially deadly disease caused by the novel coronavirus strain SARS-CoV-2.

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Jul 10, 2020

About the Wayfair Child Trafficking Conspiracy...
R/conspiracy never sleeps, every day on the internet is a zombie march through a waking nightmare, and as a result, there is a new Pizzagate. The elements: home furnishing e-commerce platform Wayfair, exorbitantly-priced cabinets, a human trafficking theory, and a string of letters you should never type into Yandex.…

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Jul 10, 2020

Grading Algorithms Are Fucking Over the Futures of International Students
As any high school senior can probably attest, prepping for college sucks. The global pandemic has made it even more of a stressful nightmare. In some cases, these seniors are relying on a faulty algorithm to decide whether they'll be able to take classes this fall.


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Jul 10, 2020

Dude Allegedly Spends $8,000 of Honeymoon Money On a Gaming PC, and We Have Questions
The R/relationship_advice subbreddit is an endless source of entertainment. Take, for instance, this incredible post: A distressed woman's fiancé spent all $8,000 of their honeymoon savings on a gaming PC, and she's looking for advice on what to do. My natural instinct was to shout, "DUMP HIS ASS!" There are many,…

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Jul 10, 2020

Spectrum's Hidden 'Broadcast TV' Fee Will Increase to Almost $200 a Year
Paying for cable TV already includes a bunch of annoyances, like inflexible channel packages, having to sit through commercials, and sometimes being forced to buy or rent your own cable box. But for anyone pays for cable from Spectrum, things are about to get even worse, thanks to an increase in the company's hidden "B…

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Jul 10, 2020

One-Third of All Coronavirus Tests Came Back Positive in Miami-Dade County on Thursday
One-third of coronavirus tests came back positive for the novel virus in Miami-Dade County, Florida on Thursday, with a 14-day average of 24.87 percent, according to CBS News. Even 20 percent would be considered very high.


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Jul 10, 2020

Detroit Police Wrongfully Arrested Another Black Man Falsely Identified by Face Recognition
For more than a year, people opposed to giving police access to face recognition technology have pointed to criminal cases such as that of Willie Lynch. A Florida appellate court ruled last year that Lynch, a Jacksonville man convicted of selling drugs worth $50 to an undercover agent, had no right to view the photos…

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Jul 10, 2020

Uber Is Running Out of Ideas on How to Save Its Own Ass
Even for regular schmucks with no background in economics or labor law, one of the glaring problems with Uber's claim that its drivers are independent contractors rather than employees is that Uber sets the price of rides. Without the ability to set their own rates, or a contract drivers have any power to negotiate…

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Jul 10, 2020

France's Parliament Approves Age-Verification for Pornography Websites
The French Parliament this week approved legislation for requiring age-verification protocols for pornography websites, a system approved and later abandoned by the U.K. following technical setbacks and privacy concerns.

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Jul 10, 2020

How to Use Your GoPro HERO8 as a Webcam
After months in quarantine, we're all used to working and socializing remotely (right?). The ubiquity of camera-touting devices and the abundance of video-chat apps made the transition easy (well, not easy), but there's always room for improvement—and one way to make your video chats look even better is to get a…

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Jul 10, 2020

Instagram Finally Issues a Complete Ban on Conversion Therapy Content
Speaking with the BBC on Friday, Instagram's public policy director for Europe said that the company will be altering its tactics for dealing with any posts related to conversion therapy. While the platform has condemned ads for conversion therapy services for a while and has community guidelines calling out any posts…

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Jul 10, 2020

Astronomers Have a Plan to Detect a Possible Black Hole in Our Solar System
You may have heard about Planet Nine—a hypothetical planet thought to exist in the outer reaches of the solar system. One possibility is that it's not a planet at all but a tiny black hole. New research outlines a potential strategy for detecting this supposed black hole, in a search that could begin as early as next…

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Jul 10, 2020

9 Common Browser Problems and How to Fix Them
We all rely on web browsers to get us through the day, so a problem with your browser of choice can have a serious impact on productivity (or Netflix binges).

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Jul 10, 2020

To Really Cut Carbon Emissions, Stop Building New Roads
The UK has big plans for electric vehicles. It aims to phase out of sales of all fossil fuel-run cars by 2035 in an effort to lower carbon pollution. But there's another source of emissions that could wipe out most of the gains: new roads.


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Jul 10, 2020

Twitter Defends Giving David Duke a Platform: He's 'Not Currently a Member of the KKK'
Why is David Duke, a white supremacist and former Klansmen, allowed to spout hateful anti-semitic, anti-trans, and anti-Black things on Twitter? According to the company, one reason Duke is not banned is that he's not currently a leader of the Ku Klux Klan. Seriously.


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Jul 10, 2020

Star Trek's Jeffreys Combs, Ranked
Star Trek is filled with fantastic guest actors, but there are perhaps few more prolific, as prominent, or as downright varied as Jeffrey Combs.

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Jul 10, 2020

The World Will Lose Madagascar's Lemurs Without Action
The island of Madagascar is home to animals and plants found nowhere else on Earth. Among them? Lemurs, which are unfortunately staring down some very bad news.

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Jul 10, 2020

Reopening U.S. Schools Is a Mess—Whether Kids Can Spread It or Not
A new paper out Friday is the latest by experts arguing that grade schools in the U.S. could be reopened safely in the fall—given evidence that kids are unlikely to spread the coronavirus easily and provided that certain precautions are in place (a big if). There are many questions about whether the U.S. can meet…

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Jul 10, 2020

Rumor Has It That a MacBook Pro and MacBook Air Will Be the First Apple Silicon Computers
Even before Apple officially announced its plans to transition the Mac family over to Apple Silicon at WWDC last month, people predicted that Macs with Apple-made ARM processors were coming this year. Back in March, noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo speculated that the first Apple ARM processors could hit the market in…

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Jul 10, 2020

Google Reportedly Now Facing Antitrust Probes in Every State but One
Amid ongoing investigations by the federal government and almost every other state, California has reportedly launched its own antitrust probe into the world's biggest advertising agency, Google, as it continues to face scrutiny by U.S. and foreign regulators over its dominance in the online advertising industry, and…

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Jul 10, 2020

The Batman Universe Will Expand With an HBO Max Cop Show
Robert Pattinson's Batman hasn't even finished filming yet but his world is already expanding. Director Matt Reeves and Sopranos producer Terrence Winter are teaming up to do a Gotham City set police procedural on HBO Max that takes place in the same universe as the upcoming film.

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Jul 10, 2020

More Toxic Lead Fell From Notre Dame Fire Than Originally Reported
The tragic Notre Dame cathedral fire last year produced more lead fallout than was initially reported by French authorities, potentially putting nearby residents at risk, new research suggests.


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Jul 10, 2020

The Hork-Bajir Chronicles Was One of Animorphs' Most Powerful Books
Much as K.A. Applegate's Animorph series tell a story about a group of kids bonding with one another while adventuring worlds and physically transforming into a variety of animals, the books are also an examination of the devastating impacts that ongoing wars, imperialism, and slavery have on societies.

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Jul 10, 2020

After Images Leak, Google Drops an Official Teaser of Its Next Smart Speaker
Apparently the cat is out of the bag because after images from regulatory filings depicting Google's next smart speaker leaked earlier this week, Google decided to release an official teaser of the Nest team's upcoming device.

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Jul 10, 2020

Facebook Kicks Off Friday by Fucking Up Numerous iOS Apps
A major Facebook fuckup crashed numerous iOS apps that rely on its framework for various purposes throughout Friday morning. Per The Next Web, the affected applications include everything from Spotify and Pinterest to Venmo, Tinder, Apple's App Store, and even competing social media services like Twitter. It appears…

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Jul 10, 2020

This Ultra-Quiet Window Air Conditioner Has the Most Genius Design I've Ever Seen
This air conditioner's design is, frankly, upsetting.


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Jul 10, 2020

Updates From The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Doom Patrol, and More
HBO Max has tapped Max Minghella for a new sci-fi tinged horror series. Quibi wants to try and bring one of Junji Ito's most iconic horror manga to life. Another familiar face returns to Agents of SHIELD. Plus, what's next for Into the Dark. Spoilers now!


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Jul 10, 2020

We Could Breach the 1.5 Degrees Celsius Threshold in the Next 5 Years
Remember that earth-shattering climate report from a couple years ago that said we have to massively cut emissions by 2030 to ensure we don't exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) threshold of global warming above pre-industrial temperatures? Well, there's a chance we'll cross that benchmark a lot sooner…

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Jul 10, 2020

These New Fitness Earbuds Come In a Charging Case That Dries the Sweat Off for You
Klipsch managed to grab our attention last year with a pair of wireless earbuds packed in a stainless steel charging case that looked like an oversized Zippo lighter. The company's follow-up carries over that gimmick, but also improves the design and performance of the earbuds, including a new sport version that can…

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Jul 10, 2020

Former KKK Leader David Duke Endorses Trump on Twitter, Wants Tucker Carlson For VP
David Duke, the former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, endorsed President Donald Trump yesterday on Twitter and even tweeted a suggestion about a new running mate for the U.S. president: Tucker Carlson. Why is David Duke still allowed to be on Twitter while other white supremacists are getting booted in droves?…

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Jul 10, 2020

Leaked Photos Spill the Beans on Samsung's Next Wireless Earbuds
On Thursday, we got a purported first look at Samsung's latest truly wireless earbuds, although deciding to call them anything but bean buds is a huge missed opportunity if you ask me.

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Gizmodo
Jul 09, 2020

This Mandalorian Music Video Featuring Composer Ludwig Göransson Is All Kinds of Awesome
Music has always been the beating heart of Star Wars. Recognizable themes, mostly by John Williams, are what give everything you see on screen life. Now, the same goes for The Mandalorian, where composer Ludwig Göransson created his own unique Star Wars sound to distinguish this particular story.

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Jul 09, 2020

Fauci Calls Pandemic a 'Worst Nightmare' Scenario, So Remind Me Again Why States Are Reopening?
At the Hill's Future of Healthcare Summit last year, the outlet's editor-at-large Steve Clemons asked Dr. Anthony Fauci to describe his nightmare public health scenario. His answer: "[A] respiratory borne illness that spreads rapidly, that's new, mainly, there's no background immunity in the population, and that…

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Jul 09, 2020

Delivery Ghouls Pissed After Portland Limits Restaurant Fee Gouging
Market-dominating delivery services like Grubhub and DoorDash are seeing unprecedented demand amid covid-19 stay-at-home orders. But these apps presented a threat to the livelihoods of local businesses even prior to the pandemic, and now, cities are stepping in to curb the exorbitant delivery fees these apps have …

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Jul 09, 2020

Twitter Says Its Partner Dataminr Wasn't Surveilling Protests for Local Cops, Just 'News Alerting'
AI intelligence analysis startup Dataminr monitored nationwide protests against the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd using rarely granted, privileged access to Twitter's "firehose," the Intercept reported on Thursday. While this seems like a clear violation of Twitter policies against using its tools for…

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Jul 09, 2020

Atlantic Hurricane Season Keeps Setting Records
Tropical Storm Fay formed on Thursday. It's the sixth storm of the season and breaks yet another record in a season also teeming with them. Oh, and it's also going to make for a really garbage weekend from the Mid-Atlantic to the Northeast.


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Jul 09, 2020

CDC Says It Won't Revise School Opening Guidelines to Placate Trump, Just Release 'Additional Information'
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention won't revise its guidelines for schools during the coronavirus pandemic despite the president's depraved threats of retribution if they don't fully return to in-person classes, the agency's director Dr. Robert Redfield said on Thursday. But he did say additional…

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Jul 09, 2020

How to See the NEOWISE Comet, Now Visible to the Naked Eye
Comet NEOWISE has completed its close approach to the Sun and is now returning from whence it came. Visible comets like this don't come around often, so you're going to want to see this celestial wonder with your own eyes before it's too late. Here's how.


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Jul 09, 2020

TikTok: Our Biggest Problem Is Dumb, Horny Teens
It's hard not to feel bad for TikTok. Back in 2018, we were calling the short-form video monolith the only app that was still capable of wringing anything close to "unbridled joy" out of our jaded, miserable lives. Less than two years later, it's facing a potential ban from our sitting president and an exile from its…

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Gizmodo
Jul 09, 2020

Cancel Culture Isn't a Culture, It's a Religion
There is no tenet of good writing simpler or more repeated than "show don't tell." So it's surprising in retrospect that so many people who trade in words (and appear to take doing so seriously), people like J.K. Rowling, Margaret Atwood, and Gloria Steinem, attached their names to a letter published in Harper's on…

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Jul 09, 2020

New Photos Leak of Google's Long Overdue Update to the Original Google Home
The original Google Home speaker was introduced back in 2016, which means it's long overdue for an update. This week, we saw leaked photos that appear to show Google's big revamp for its OG smart speaker.

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Gizmodo
Jul 09, 2020

5 Alien Planets We'd Actually Like to Visit
Sci-fi movies and TV shows love to visit hostile planets filled with violent alien creatures, environmental perils, and an overall vibe of "get me the hell out of here"—not exactly the ideal components for a space vacation. But there are a few extraterrestrial hotspots we wouldn't mind visiting on our next getaway.


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Jul 09, 2020

Indian Army Personnel Reportedly Ordered to Delete Their Facebook, Tinder, and TikTok Accounts
The Indian army has upped the app purge and requested that personnel delete their accounts on virtually all major social platforms, Indian media is reporting. The list of 89 apps include, unsurprisingly, China-affiliated TikTok and all Tencent gaming apps, but also Facebook, Tinder, Instagram, Tinder, Snapchat,…

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Jul 09, 2020

How to Get the iOS 14 Public Beta on Your iPhone Right Now
Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June is where the company previews all the new features coming to the next versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. For most of us, that means there are three months of waiting before we actually get to play around with those new features when the upgrades roll out…

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Jul 09, 2020

iOS 14 Will Completely Change the Way You Use Your iPhone
Every year Apple introduces a new version of iOS, and every year promises to deliver a huge change in the way we use our phones. But I'll be honest: Using my iPhone basically always feels the same and has for years, even with all the little tweaks and new features Apple continues to add. This time, though, is…

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Jul 09, 2020

'Airborne,' 'Asymptomatic,' and Other Misunderstood Coronavirus Terms
Today, the World Health Organization formally announced a change in its stance over very two important issues concerning covid-19. The organization stated that people can spread the virus while asymptomatic and that airborne transmission of the virus is possible under certain circumstances, such as crowded rooms with…

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Gizmodo
Jul 09, 2020

Joe Biden Still Doesn't Have a Plan to Stop Oil and Gas Production
On Wednesday, a task force made up of supporters of Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign (RIP) and presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden sent 110 pages of policy recommendations to the Democratic National Committee for its consideration drafting the national platform. The document includes 14 pages of climate…

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Jul 09, 2020

More Than 90% of Quibi Users Reportedly Bailed After Free Trial
Quibi, the video streaming service that no one asked for, has apparently only covered about 8% of early users into paying subscribers, according to a report from mobile analytics firm Sensor Tower via the Verge. That means of the supposed 910,000 people who downloaded Quibi in the app's early days, only about 72,000…

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Jul 09, 2020

6 Things I Liked About the Dune Miniseries (and 6 I Didn't)
Every time I've told people I've been reading Frank Herbert's Dune series, two things happen: 1) I'll learn what books I can skip, and 2) someone will ask if I've seen the Syfy miniseries. Following my experience of watching the baffling disaster that was David Lynch's vision of Dune, I decided to check out the…

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Jul 09, 2020

The EOS R5 Looks Like the Beastly Full-Frame Mirrorless Cam That Canon Fans Wanted All Along
Canon has taken a somewhat winding route with its full-frame mirrorless camera line, starting with the mid-range EOS R in 2018 before following that up with the entry-level EOS RP in 2019. But now, Canon has finally launched the new EOS R5, which looks like the high-end flagship mirrorless camera Canon fans have been…

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Jul 09, 2020

1,000-Year-Old Cat Skeleton Suggests Nomadic Herders Cared for Ailing Pet
Archaeologists in Kazakhstan have discovered the well-preserved remains of a cat that died over 1,000 years ago along the Silk Road. The feline lived a tough life but was apparently cared for by pastoralists, in an unheard of practice given their nomadic lifestyles.

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Jul 09, 2020

Speed up Your Weekend Vacuuming With $130 off a Dyson V7 Allergy
Dyson V7 Allergy | $200 | Newegg

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Jul 09, 2020

They Will Never Be Held Responsible for the Havoc They Have Created
Are you a frontline worker dealing with new stresses or irresponsible management? Is working (or not working) from home starting to take a psychological toll? How are you coping with reopening? Submit a story using this Google form or send me an email with the subject line "My Covid Story" and provide as…

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Jul 09, 2020

California Condors Return to Sequoia National Park for First Time in 50 Years
For the first time in nearly 50 years, California condors have returned to Sequoia National Park. The National Park Service announced on Wednesday that park staff spotted the critically endangered bird in the park back on May 28. This sighting signals that federal efforts to bring the California condor back from…

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Jul 09, 2020

Lunar Rover Footage Upscaled With AI Is as Close as You'll Get to the Experience of Driving on the Moon
The last time astronauts walked on the moon was in December of 1972, decades before high-definition video cameras were available. They relied on low-res grainy analog film to record their adventures, which makes it hard for viewers to feel connected to what's going on. But using modern AI techniques to upscale classic…

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Jul 09, 2020

How to Multitask in Gmail on Your iPad
Before you start reading this, pull out your iPad, pull up the App Store, and make sure you've updated to the latest version of the Gmail app. If you're using iPadOS 13 or later, you'll now be able to multitask—finally—which means you'll be able to access your many, many emails while having other apps loaded and…

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Jul 09, 2020

Some of the Scientific Minds Behind the UK's Coronavirus Response Have Helped Fund a New Sci-Fi Pandemic Comic
As the novel coronavirus pandemic has continued to spread around the world, scientists have scrambled to try and find effective ways to impart the risks and needs required of the public to mitigate the impact of covid-19. And now some scientists in the UK have decided to turn to comics to help educate people.


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Jul 09, 2020

This Is the Best $250 Phone
Just a few years ago, a $250 phone didn't offer much. If you were lucky, you might get a front-mounted fingerprint reader that took up a bunch of space, stuttering performance, and a single rear camera that probably performed decently during the day, but turned into a potato at night.

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Jul 09, 2020

At Least One Star Trek Alum Isn't Back for Picard...Yet
John Carpenter hypes up Halloween Kills' body count after its delay into 2021. Bryan Cranston talks to the animals in Disney 's first look at The One and Only Ivan. Adult Swim's Uzumaki adaptation finds its frightful star. Plus, what's to come on The 100, an update on the Percy Jackson TV show, and more. To me, my…

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Jul 09, 2020

These Are the Best Games You Can Play on a Chromebook
Android apps are now a fixture on Chrome OS and Chromebooks, but they don't all run as smoothly as you might hope—and that includes games. If you're looking for gaming experiences that work well on a bigger screen, run without a hitch, and even offer keyboard and trackpad support (in some cases), then these are the…

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Jul 09, 2020

Disney World's New 'Welcome Back' Video Looks Like a Bad Coronavirus Satire
Walt Disney World will reopen to the general public this weekend, despite the fact that Florida is currently identifying about 10,000 new cases of coronavirus per day. But if that isn't surreal enough for you, check out Disney's latest video welcoming guests back to the parks. It looks like a bad knock-off of Jurassic…

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Jul 08, 2020

Trump's Plague Rally 'More Than Likely' Boosted Coronavirus Surge, Top Tulsa Health Official Says
That Donald Trump rally inside Tulsa's BOK Center on June 20 has now resulted in precisely what the president and his re-election campaign were repeatedly warned about, according to Tulsa County's top health official: a coronavirus spike in the city.


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Jul 08, 2020

Say Hello to the CW's New Batwoman
Just as suddenly as Ruby Rose exited the CW's Batwoman, the network has announced that it's found a new actor to don the cowl and keep Gotham's streets safe.


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Jul 08, 2020

Law Enforcement Is Buying Its Way Into Our Breaches
Right now, there's a good chance your digital life is multitudes bigger than it was just a few months ago. Over time, the global coronavirus pandemic has turned a lot of us—or at least everyone I know—into the type of person who dates digitally, mourns digitally, and attends everything from church to support groups…

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Jul 08, 2020

Intel Reveals What We Can Expect From Thunderbolt 4 Later This Year
Intel's Thunderbolt connector is pretty much the gold standard when it comes to ports, with Thunderbolt 3 found on a wide variety of high-end computers and peripherals. But Intel is looking to improve and refine its connection standard, and now we have new official details regarding the next version of the spec: …

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Jul 08, 2020

Ryan Gosling's Wolfman Movie Lands Invisible Man Director
If you're going to make a Universal Monsters movie, why not get a director who's already a proven success in the genre? According to Deadline, that's exactly what's about to happen.

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Jul 08, 2020

Twitter Is Working on Some Kind of Mysterious Subscription Feature
Twitter may be finally working on a way for you to monetize your shitty tweets without starting a podcast or putting a Cash.me link in your bio—that, or it's launching a new tier of premium or ad-free accounts. As reported by VentureBeat on Wednesday, the revenue-hungry social network is indeed building some kind of…

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Jul 08, 2020

Rolls-Royce Seeks To Corner Highest Tier Of Insufferable Crypto Dork Market
Rolls-Royce is known for making some incredible limited-run vehicles with wildly unique traits, like preventing you from speeding or (via an outside coachbuilder) permitting elegant dumps to be taken within its leather-slathered interior, but this seems to be the first time a limited run of Rolls-Royces has been…

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Jul 08, 2020

A Lab Accident Likely Led to a Woman's Death From Brain-Destroying Prions 9 Years Later
A lab accident in 2010 likely led to a woman's untimely death nearly a decade later, according to doctors in France. In a recent case study, they describe how a woman in her early 30s developed a universally fatal brain disorder years after she had pierced her skin with equipment used to handle infectious rogue…

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Jul 08, 2020

Climate Change Could Make Arctic Waves Two Stories Higher
Climate change may cause huge waves to swell in the Arctic, which could have a devastating impact on coastal communities.


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Jul 08, 2020

Digimon Adventure Teased Its Big Bad by Establishing a Wild New Canon
For all of the Digimon Adventure reboot's narrative similarities to the original anime that it's based on, the new series has been carefully introducing unique elements to its telling of the story about human children partnering with Digimon to save the digital world.

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Jul 08, 2020

NASA Calls a Time Out as InSight's Heat Probe Hits Another Snag on Mars
After some mild progress, the Mars InSight heat probe, known as "the mole," is no longer descending into the Red Planet. NASA is pressing pause on this part of the mission for now, freeing InSight's robotic arm for other important jobs.


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Jul 08, 2020

The NeverEnding Story's Childlike Empress Is Starring in an '80s Fantasy Tribute Film
The Childlike Empress has grown up and she's taking lead in a new "lo-fi fantasy film," alongside ‘80s faces like Sean Astin, Rhea Perlman, and Christopher Lloyd. Of course, it wouldn't be an old-school fantasy flick without some Jim Henson puppets.

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Jul 08, 2020

America's Great Racial Reckoning Comes To The Auto Industry As Black Ford Employees Call For End Of Cop Car Manufacturing
Some American corporations have been forced to come to Jesus in the past few weeks with acknowledgements of racial insensitivity, failures in workplace diversity, and other contributions to institutional racism — but for the most part this reckoning has largely bypassed the automotive industry. Or so we thought,…

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Jul 08, 2020

America's Great Racial Reckoning Comes To The Auto Industry As Some Ford Employees Call For End Of Cop Car Manufacturing
Some American corporations have been forced to come to Jesus in the past few weeks with acknowledgements of racial insensitivity, failures in workplace diversity, and other contributions to institutional racism — but for the most part this reckoning has largely bypassed the automotive industry. Or so we thought,…

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Jul 08, 2020

Star Wars' Rae Sloane: Everything You Need to Know About the Face of a Fallen Empire
When EA's Star Wars: Squadrons was announced, fans (rightfully) got very excited about glimpses of familiar faces among the cast of starfighter pilots: Wedge Antilles, flying for the New Republic! Rebel's Hera Syndulla, now a general! But there's one more familiar face in there that has fans talking, and it's not a…

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Jul 08, 2020

Independent Civil Rights Audit Finds Facebook Is Making Everything Worse
As noted in Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's post, today is the day the public is supposed to find out the results of its independent civil rights audit, a two-year review of Facebook's "policies and practices led by noted civil liberties and civil rights expert Laura W. Murphy and Megan Cacace, partner in the civil…

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Jul 08, 2020

The First Teaser for Halloween Kills Is Here, But the Movie Won't Be Until 2021
It's a good news/bad news situation if you're a fan of the Halloween franchise.

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Jul 08, 2020

These 5 Oil and Gas Pipelines Are the Next to Face Trouble
The end of fossil fuels is nigh. This week alone, we've seen three major pipelines get smacked TF up. First, a judge ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline to be shut down and emptied of all crude oil in 30 days. Then, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline was canceled due to its endless delays and increasing costs. Just hours…

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