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Sep 19, 2020

There Is Now a TikTok Deal That Has Trump's 'Blessing,' Delaying Ban
Talk about TikTok whiplash, although that's normal thing these days. Hours before a new ban was supposed to be put in place to block new downloads and updates of the popular video-sharing app, President Donald Trump has come out to say there is a deal, and it has his "blessing."


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Gizmodo
Sep 19, 2020

First Ransomware-Related Death Reported in Germany After Attack Paralyzes Hospital
It sounds like something out of a tragic Black Mirror episode: A woman seeking urgent care died this week after an apparently bungled ransomware attack took down a major hospital in Germany, thus forcing paramedics to rush her to another city for treatment, according to several outlets.


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Gizmodo
Sep 19, 2020

TikTok Files Complaint Against Trump Administration to Prevent Impending Ban
Although the clock is ticking, pardon the pun, TikTok is not going down without a fight.

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Gizmodo
Sep 19, 2020

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Win an Emmy for Watchmen, Coming One Step Closer to the Broodiest EGOT Ever
The most prestigious award combination in entertainment, the EGOT—Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony—is an incredible accomplishment for any musician/actor/creator. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are a little closer.

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Gizmodo
Sep 19, 2020

Epic's Latest Filing Says Apple Lied About Fortnite's Popularity Using 'Cherry-Picked' Stats
There's a new development in the high-profile game of chicken between Apple and Epic. The Fortnite developer's latest legal filing claims that Apple "cherry-picked" Google data in its own legal filing earlier this week to support its narrative that Fortnite's declining popularity is the impetus behind all this drama.

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Gizmodo
Sep 19, 2020

The Ms. Marvel Series for Disney Plus Has a Directing Team, Including Pakistani Filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Kamala Khan's TV debut is in the works, and Disney has assembled a marvelous (ahem) directorial team.

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Gizmodo
Sep 19, 2020

Sony Apologizes For PS5 Pre-Order Clusterfuck And Says More Consoles Will Be Available This Year
Earlier this week, PS5 pre-orders started up at various retailers around the world at different times and with little warning. This created a giant mess and now Sony has officially apologized for the clusterfuck.


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Gizmodo
Sep 19, 2020

David Harbour Says Hopper Is Going Through a Major Transformation in Stranger Things Season 4
Think of it less like a return than a resurrection.

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Gizmodo
Sep 19, 2020

Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 2 Is Proof That You Should Skip First-Gen Tech
The original Galaxy Fold was the most important phone of 2019. It showed how flexible display tech could create a totally new type of device with the portability of a phone and the big screen and improved multitasking experience of a tablet. However, like a lot of first-gen products—especially something that…

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Gizmodo
Sep 19, 2020

Saturday's Best Deals: Dyson Hot Cool Air Purifier, Huckberry Onsen Bath Towels, Beats Solo Pro Headphones, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, USDA Certified Organic CBD Oil, IT Brush Bath, and More
A Dyson HP01 Pure Hot Cool desk purifier, sets of Huckberry Onsen Bath Towels, Beats Solo Pro headphones, a 3-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, a Dyson Ball vacuum cleaner, a

Gizmodo
Sep 19, 2020

John James Audubon Was Never Good
The most famous name in American ornithology is that of a slave owner, grave robber, and fraud who invented birds and falsified scientific results. Birders and ornithologists are grappling with John James Audubon's legacy today, but problematic behavior doesn't stop at a single 19th-century naturalist. Some in the…

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Gizmodo
Sep 19, 2020

Lego's New Batman 1989 Batwing Is a Work of Art You Can Actually Hang on Your Wall
Almost a year after it was first revealed, the Lego 1989 Tim Burton Batmobile remains my favorite Lego set of all time. The model is gigantic, packed with fun details, and a beautiful recreation of an iconic vehicle. So I'm glad to see that Lego has given another one of Batman's wonderful toys the brick treatment with…

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Gizmodo
Sep 19, 2020

Three Vibrant Variations of Beats Solo Pro Headphones Are Only $200 Right Now
Beats Solo Pro Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones | $200 | Amazon

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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

Amazon: Hope You Weren't Expecting Your Pre-Ordered PS5 to Ship on Time
With retailers royally jumping the gun on PlayStation 5 pre-orders, count yourself lucky if you managed to snag one before they sold out everywhere. Unless you got yours on Amazon. In which case, you might still be screwed.

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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

In Ironic Twist, Founder of Cyber Fraud Prevention Startup Gets Arrested on Fraud Charges
That headline sounds like the set-up to a joke, I know, but 2020 has proven time and time again that you can't make this shit up anymore.

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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

Fuck
In continuing with this impossibly horrific year, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, champion of gender equality and women's rights, has died due to complications from cancer, NPR reports. She was 87 years old.

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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

Nvidia's New RTX 3080 Can Barely Run Crysis: Remastered at 4K
What happens when you have a copy of Crysis: Remastered and Nvidia's new RTX 3080 graphics card in your possession? You see if the RTX 3080 can run it, naturally. One of my hopes for Crysis: Remastered was that it would be just as punishing on PCs today as it was when originally released in 2007. Now that the game has…

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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

Facebook Does It Again (and Again), More Bans, and FOSTA v. the Amendments
The never-ending battle over content moderation is only intensifying as we get closer to the 2020 elections and beyond. We're trying out new formats to round up and summarize developments in this space—both in the interest of everyone's sanity and to allow more time for the ramifications and context of the outcomes of…

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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

How to Buy Everything Apple Announced This Week: Apple Watch Series 6, SE, iPad Air 4, and More
Apple's September event concluded earlier today, where they announced updates to the iPad Air and standard iPad, alongside the Apple Watch Series 6,

Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

After Months of Drama, Peacock Is Now on Roku
Folks, Peacock is finally on Roku.

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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

Six Charged In Bribery Scheme to Game Amazon's Marketplace
When folks hear the words "Amazon" and "crimes" in the same sentence, it's usually referencing the giant's potentially criminal anticompetitive behavior or its shitty-enough-that-it-should-be-criminal warehouse working conditions, rather than Amazon sellers scamming their way onto the DOJ's watch list.

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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

The Super Mario Bros. Movie Was a Damp, Fungal Love Letter to New York City
One of the interesting things about living in New York City during the coronavirus pandemic has been discovering ways to experience the area vicariously through different forms of media (because it's dangerous to be out and about beyond necessary errands). While the 1993 Super Mario Bros. movie might not be the first…

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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

120,000-Year-Old Human Footprints Mark Possible Migration Route Through Arabian Peninsula
Archaeologists in Saudi Arabia have discovered seven well-preserved footprints belonging to humans. Dated to around 120,000 years ago, these appear to be the oldest evidence of our species in the region.

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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

How to Use Widgets in iOS 14
There are many, many good features in iOS 14, particularly for the organizational nerds among us. But one of the most significant changes arriving on iPhones is widgets, a feature that allows you to sort and embiggen some key applications to make them perform that much better on your home screen.


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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

Look How Hot These People Wearing Masks Are
As we all know, face masks are a critical tool in battling the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have described them as "one of the most powerful weapons we have to slow and stop the spread" of the coronavirus, which causes the disease covid-19. This week, CDC Director Dr.…

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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

Witness Says Assange Was Offered a Pardon to Help Trump, U.S. Lawyers Don't Argue
On Friday, a lawyer representing Julian Assange in his ongoing UK extradition trial testified that she was present when a former Republican congressman visited the WikiLeaks founder in 2017 to dangle a potential pardon from President Trump in exchange for identifying the source of the leaked documents from the DNC…

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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

CDC Nukes Absurd Testing Guidance, Now Says All Exposed People ‘Need a Test'
On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention struck down a previous guidance that recommended against the testing of asymptomatic people for the coronavirus that causes covid-19, even if the person was exposed to the virus. The agency now recommends testing anyone who could have caught the infection from…

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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

The 10 Best Deals of September 18, 2020
Friday's Best Deals | Kinja Deals


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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

The TikToks That Sparked Chaos at Jezebel and You Should Watch Before the App (Maybe) Perishes Forever
TikTok, the absolute time-waster and video app for children/intellectually stunted adults like myself, is set to be restricted in the U.S., according to executive orders signed by President Trump. Beginning Sunday, the app will no longer appear on any app store. Users who have already downloaded TikTok and the app…

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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

Trump's WeChat and TikTok App Store Bans Are a Cybersecurity Nightmare
The Trump administration has barely even bothered to back up its case that its use of emergency powers to strong-arm Beijing-based ByteDance into selling TikTok's U.S. operations to an American company is based on cybersecurity concerns. It's actually setting the stage for a meltdown of its own making.

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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

The Origin of the Screen Name
While many of us use an online moniker that is a version of our real name, there are plenty of sites, services, and video games that require another name: The Screen Name. We tend to use the same one across multiple platforms, and they're uniquely us—provided you're not 14 years old, in which case 69 or 420 will…

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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

Ensure a Secure, Private Internet: The Best VPN Deals of the Day
Featured Deal: Save 68% on 2 Years | NordVPN

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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

A Tribute to Horror Icon Tom Savini's Most Memorable Acting Roles
Tom Savini is one of the greatest special effects make-up artists ever—a master of masks, creatures, prosthetics, fake blood, and screamingly gruesome ways to die. But he actually got his show-biz start as an actor, and over the years he's tapped into those talents and popped up in some very cool places.


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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

This $300 AI-Powered Toothbrush Left Me With That Post-Dentist, Just-Got-Robbed Kind of Feeling
When I purchased my first electric toothbrush about a year and a half ago, a Quip, it felt like an outrageous indulgence. Fifty-five dollars seemed far too steep for something so silly, but I wanted to make a long-term investment in healthy teeth, and I was able to justify the expense—at least at the time—because the…

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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

Hurricane Season Breaks Records, Map
Take a quick glance at the map above and you may think there are only two named storms and a tropical depression in the Atlantic. But look closer, my friends.


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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

How Is It September and HBO Max Still Does Not Do 4K or HDR
Today DC Entertainment announced that its streaming service DC Universe was becoming the comics-only DC Universe Infinite, and while I had the urge to give myself a wedgie just for subscribing to such a truly stupidly named service, the thing that really sent me into a nerd rage was the realization that I would no…

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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

How Is It September and HBO Max Still Does Not Do 4K or HDR?
Today DC Entertainment announced that its streaming service DC Universe was becoming the comics-only DC Universe Infinite, and while I had the urge to give myself a wedgie just for subscribing to such a truly stupidly named service, the thing that really sent me into a nerd rage was the realization that I would no…

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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

Through the Ghosts of Revenge of the Sith, Darth Vader Finds a Semblance of Peace
The third run of Darth Vader at Marvel Comics has done a grand job building on its predecessor's examinations of the titular Dark Lord. It's looked at him both as the fascinating figure of power we've admired across Star Wars' long history, but also as the equally intriguing bridge between Star Wars' original and…

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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

Dentist Who Pulled Tooth While Riding Hoverboard Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison
The hoverboard is the cursed gadget that keeps on giving. Years after the devices became infamous for exploding, they're back in the news. This week, Seth Lookhart, a former dentist in Anchorage, Alaska, was sentenced to 12 years in jail after a video of him removing a patient's tooth while riding a hoverboard drew…

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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

Put Your Ear to the Best Smart Speakers Worth Buying, According to Reviewers
I'm nostalgic for many things old tech. I miss the Game Boy Advance SP's nifty clamshell design. I long for my Motorola Droid's slide-out keyboard, despite the fact I'm probably faster at typing on my touch screen at this point.

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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

Still Looks Bad
Earther began the week by nothing things looked bad in the Atlantic. And because the Atlantic is on a bender, we're ending the week the same way.

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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

Another Casualty of the Apple Vs Epic Fight: Fortnite on the Mac
There's another entry in the tediously log of tit-for-tat between Apple and Epic. In a press release, Epic says that Apple is no longer letting the company sign games or patches for distribution on Mac computers.

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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

Another Casualty of the Apple Vs. Epic Fight: Fortnite on the Mac
There's another entry in the tedious log of tit-for-tat between Apple and Epic. In a press release, Epic says that Apple is no longer letting the company sign games or patches for distribution on Mac computers.

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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

Tesla Scores a Win In Lawsuit Against Martin Tripp
After two years and a ton of Twitter drama, it looks like Tesla's suit against ex-technician, Martin Tripp, has hit a major development. Nevada District courts ruled late Thursday that Tripp—who was fired from the automaker in late 2018 on claims that he'd plundered trade secrets—had also fallen afoul of the state's…

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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

Tesla Wins Its Lawsuit Against Martin Tripp
After two years and a ton of Twitter drama, it looks like Tesla's suit against ex-technician, Martin Tripp, has finally come to a somewhat uneasy end. Nevada District courts ruled late Thursday that Tripp—who was fired from the automaker in late 2018 on claims that he'd plundered trade secrets—had also fallen afoul of…

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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

Poop Knives, Gassed-Up Gators, and More Absurd Science From the 2020 Ig Nobel Prizes
The winners of the 2020 Ig Nobel Prizes have been announced, and the honored experiments include frozen knives made from poop, an alligator forced to inhale helium, and vibrating earthworms. This annual contest highlights achievements that make "people laugh, then think."

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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

CBP Drones Conducted Flyovers Near Homes of Indigenous Pipeline Activists, Flight Records Show
Tom Goldtooth awoke on Feb. 21 expecting a pretty regular day ahead. And by all accounts, his day was normal. He was on the road by 11 a.m. to catch a flight. But unbeknownst to him, around the same time as he left, U.S. Customs and Border Protection was watching his home in Beltrami County, Minnesota, from 20,000…

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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

How to Use Instagram Reels
Let's admit it: Instagram Reels is no TikTok. But should a major tech corporation buy TikTok and promptly ruin it—anything could happen!—then Instagram Reels is a fun alternative with the same basic features, once you figure out how to use it.

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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

The Excellent DC Universe Is Dead, and a Comics-Only Service Is Taking Its Place
Today DC Entertainment announced that as of January 21, 2021 DC Universe will "evolve" into DC Universe Infinite, a comics only service. It's a shame, because DC Universe has lowkey been one of the best streaming services you could drop cash on every month—if you're a giant nerd like myself.

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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

Friday's Best Deals: JBL Go2 Speaker, Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Fitbit Ace 2, Anthropologie Sitewide Sale, Hand Sanitizer, and More
A 3-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, the Fitbit Ace, 20% off everything at Anthropologie, a 2-pack of hand sanitizer bottles, and Mpow's M5 Bluetooth wireless earbuds lead Friday's best deals.

Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

Friday's Best Deals: Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Fitbit Ace 2, 20% off at Anthropologie, Hand Sanitizer, Mpow M5 Wireless Earbuds, and More
A 3-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, the Fitbit Ace, 20% off everything at Anthropologie, a 2-pack of hand sanitizer bottles, and Mpow's M5 Bluetooth wireless earbuds lead Friday's best deals.

Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

Super Mario 3D All-Stars Is Out, So Where Can You Buy It?
Super Mario 3D All-Stars | $60 | Best Buy


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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

Let Your Kids Track Their Steps With a Fitbit Ace 2, Only $50
Fitbit Ace 2 | $50 | Best Buy


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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

New Dune Merch Gives Us Our Best Look Yet at Baron Harkonnen
The Flash might still have room for a Cyborg cameo. Scream 5's cast continues to expand. Fox gets all artificial intelligence in our latest look at neXt. Plus, what's to come as The 100 nears its end and a new look at Carmen Sandiego's third season. To me, my spoilers!


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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

The Downside of Conveniently Signing In With Google, Facebook, Twitter, or Apple
You're finally ready to pull the trigger on that great cabin you saw on Airbnb and it's time to create an account for the service. When you're signing up for something new, it's tempting to just sign in using whatever accounts you already have: Sign in with Apple, Google, or Facebook, (and in other cases Twitter).…

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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

Trump Regime Orders U.S. App Stores to Ban TikTok and WeChat by Sunday
The U.S. Commerce Department said on Friday that social media platforms TikTok and WeChat will be banned from distribution in the U.S. starting Sunday, September 20. But there's one important caveat, according to the Commerce Department press release. TikTok has until November 12 for the so-called "national security…

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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

Some of the Coolest Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Merch Will Soon Be Available to Everyone
Part of the allure of Disney parks' Star Wars Galaxy's Edge has been that you could only get Galaxy's Edge merch at Galaxy's Edge. Soon, that'll no longer be the case. io9 and Gizmodo can exclusively reveal that starting September 28, Disney will put select Galaxy's Edge merchandise, including those amazing Legacy…

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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

Step on a Eufy Smart Scale C1 for $25
Eufy Smart Scale C1 | $25 | Amazon

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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

This Curved AOC Gaming Monitor Packs Massive Value at $145
AOC 24" Curved 1080p Gaming Monitor | $145 | Amazon

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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

Australia's 7-Hour 'Flight to Nowhere' Sells Out Instantly As People Lose Their Damn Minds Hoping to Feel Normal Again in the Midst of a Pandemic That's Infected 30 Million and Killed Almost 1 Million Globally But Will We Ever Feel Normal Again and What Even Qualifies As Normal Anymore
Australia's Qantas Airlines will fly a seven-hour "flight to nowhere" that takes off and lands in Sydney, a bizarre idea hinging on the belief that people who have been cooped up during the pandemic would want to just experience air travel, even if their destination is the same airport where they departed. And,…

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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

Federal Judge Blocks USPS Sabotage, Blasts DeJoy's ‘Politically Motivated Attack' to Affect the Election
A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction regarding controversial changes at the U.S. Postal Service that have been pushed by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a major donor to President Donald Trump, ahead of the November presidential election.


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Gizmodo
Sep 18, 2020

Federal Judge Blocks USPS Sabotage, Blasts DeJoy's ‘Politically Motivated Attack' to Rig Election
A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction regarding controversial changes at the U.S. Postal Service that have been pushed by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a major donor to President Donald Trump, ahead of the November presidential election.


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Gizmodo
Sep 17, 2020

iOS 14 Bug Will Bork Your Default Mail and Browser Settings
With iOS 14 now officially here, it was only a matter of time before we started hearing about the bugs. There are always bugs—some are more inconsequential than others.

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Gizmodo
Sep 17, 2020

RIP Nintendo 3DS
One of Nintendo's most beloved handheld consoles, the 3DS, has been discontinued. Nintendo confirmed in a statement today to Polygon that "manufacturing of the Nintendo 3DS family of systems has ended." The announcement comes a little over a year after Nintendo said the Switch Lite wasn't going to replace the 3DS.

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Gizmodo
Sep 17, 2020

Tonal, the Latest Company Competing to Upgrade Your Home Gym, Raises Another $110 Million
The virtual home fitness start-up Tonal, which folks have already started calling the Peloton of strength training, announced on Thursday that it raised an additional $110 million in its latest round of funding, making it clear that investors are eager to get in on the increasingly crowded digital fitness market. A…

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Gizmodo
Sep 17, 2020

Lovecraft Country's Wunmi Mosaku and Abbey Lee Discuss the Intricacies of Ruby and Christina
Lovecraft Country is an ensemble show about multiple members of the interconnected Freeman, Baptiste, and Braithwaite families, which made it important for certain characters to be expanded upon from their counterparts in the books. In particular, Wunmi Mosaku's Ruby and Abbey Lee's Christina have been given more…

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Gizmodo
Sep 17, 2020

Free Speech Champion Mark Zuckerberg Announces Plan to Censor His Employees
Facebook employees have recently been wondering if perhaps Facebook—which lets politicians lie in ads, festers with extremist movements like QAnon, and by design amplifies authoritarian propaganda, misinformation, and hate speech—is actually the bad guy.


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Gizmodo
Sep 17, 2020

WhatsApp's Encryption Hasn't Kept It Safe From Stalkerware
Among the sprawl of properties in the Facebook family, WhatsApp's perhaps the only one that's preached preserving user privacy and actually followed through. But that hasn't stopped bad actors from finding new ways to spy and snoop without the platform's—or any user's—say-so.

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Gizmodo
Sep 17, 2020

So You Bought an Apple Watch. Now, for the Accessories
Top Product: AirPods Pro | $199 | Amazon

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Gizmodo
Sep 17, 2020

Parents Agree: Don't Give Your Kids an Apple Watch
The easiest way to sell something is to tell people it will help them not die or get hurt. This is definitely true when it comes to the Apple Watch, a product whose—arguably excellent—marketing message is, "wear this and you might survive a heart attack."

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Gizmodo
Sep 17, 2020

Why Isn't Close Encounters Considered Steven Spielberg's Ultimate Masterpiece? Because It Kind of Is
Many people would agree that Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a straight-up masterpiece. That's not some wild stretch. And yet, ask those same people what the best Steven Spielberg movies are and there's a very good chance it barely makes the top five. (Seriously. I ran a poll to check this. It's true.) To make a…

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Gizmodo
Sep 17, 2020

An RTX 3080 Graphics Card Just Sold on Ebay for $70,000
The RTX 3080 is already sold out everywhere, and as soon as something sells out people like to then resell it, which means there are plenty of auctions on Ebay. But who on earth just bought the Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080 for $70,000. What the fuck?! $70,ooo?! Who would buy a graphics card for 9900% more than its MSRP?

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Gizmodo
Sep 17, 2020

Facebook Might Have Just Given Us a Peek at Our Wild AR Future
While a good chunk of Facebook's Connect event was focused on tech you can use right now (or at least in the very near future) like the Oculus Quest 2, during yesterday's livestream presentation Oculus chief scientist Michael Abrash also outlined a powerful vision of what Facebook is doing to create our future—and…

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Gizmodo
Sep 17, 2020

Giraffes Are Basically Fuzzy Lightning Rods, New Research Suggests
Earlier this year, conservationists in South Africa discovered two adult giraffes struck down by lightning, signaling a potentially underrated risk for this majestic species.

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Gizmodo
Sep 17, 2020

Tatiana Maslany Will Play Disney 's She-Hulk
Marvel Studios has found itself a suitable Attorney-at-Law. Who is also sometimes a big green rage monster.


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Gizmodo
Sep 17, 2020

Hell Is in Space and It Belongs to Russia, Roscosmos Chief Says
This week, a team of researchers announced they have discovered traces of phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus—a gas produced almost exclusively on Earth by anaerobic microorganisms, but the presence of which on Venus scientists currently don't understand.


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Gizmodo
Sep 17, 2020

The 10 Best Deals of September 17, 2020
Thursday's Best Deals | Kinja Deals


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Gizmodo
Sep 17, 2020

Save Big on Games and Accessories in Today's Best PS4 Deals
Featured Deal: Final Fantasy VII Remake | $45


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Gizmodo
Sep 17, 2020

The Amazonification of Climate Change Is Here
This has been the year Amazon has gone hard on climate. As part of that effort, the company announced new climate commitments, a fund to invest in sustainable technology, and hockey arena naming rights.

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Gizmodo
Sep 17, 2020

The Sims 4 Star Wars: Journey to Batuu Provided the 'Perfect' Family Vacation
Disney World in Florida has been busy prepping for the holiday season (during an ongoing pandemic). This comes as the California Attractions and Parks Association urges Governor Gavin Newsom to reopen Disneyland (even though the state is facing one of the worst fire seasons in history). Clearly, neither of these parks…

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Gizmodo
Sep 17, 2020

I Cannot Afford This HGTV Streaming Service, But I Want It
God help me, I cannot afford even one more streaming service—and yet.


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Gizmodo
Sep 17, 2020

CDC Says Pregnant Women With Covid-19 More Likely to Give Birth Prematurely
Pregnant women and their babies face unique challenges from covid-19, suggests new research published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study found that pregnant women who develop covid-19-related symptoms while hospitalized often become critically ill, and pregnant women with covid-19 may be more…

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Gizmodo
Sep 17, 2020

The World's Plan to Reduce Plastic Pollution Is Trash
In recent years, world leaders have taken steps to curb plastic pollution in the oceans, But a new study, published in Science on Thursday, says these measures are nowhere near enough to get the problem under control.

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Gizmodo
Sep 17, 2020

Why Scientists Should Use Magic to Study Animal Intelligence
Scientists should use magic tricks to better understand animal intelligence and perception, argue a team of researchers in a new paper. The idea makes sense, particularly when humans and animals can be fooled by the same illusion.

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Gizmodo
Sep 17, 2020

The Batman Returns to Production Following Robert Pattinson's Coronavirus Diagnosis
Hopefully this time around he'll learn there are better masks than a cowl.


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Gizmodo
Sep 17, 2020

Boeing's 'Culture Of Concealment' Led To 737 Max Crashes, Congressional Report Says
The deadly crashes of two Boeing 737 Max airliners can be chalked up to a company keeping everyone in the dark and giving Boeing employees the authority of federal regulators who could then be pressured by their company. That's according to a new report released Wednesday that could lead to big changes in how the…

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Gizmodo
Sep 17, 2020

The Sony Xperia 5 II Is a Sleek and Sneakily Sophisticated Little Phone
Following a couple years of lackluster releases, Sony's Xperia phones have sort of flown under the radar—especially in the U.S. where Sony phones are typically only available unlocked and not sold through carriers. But Sony just announced the Xperia 5 II, which looks like a sleek little phone with some surprisingly…

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Gizmodo
Sep 17, 2020

CD Players Are Back From the Dead and Now Work With Airpods
According to the Recording Industry Association of America, sales of vinyl records surpassed compact discs for the first time since the ‘80s. What's more surprising is that people are still actually buying CDs, and if you're one of the loyal few who refuses to let the medium die, there's now a portable CD player that…

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Gizmodo
Sep 17, 2020

Retailers Screwed Everyone on PlayStation 5 Preorders
Yesterday, we finally got the skinny on the PlayStation 5's launch date, price, and what we thought was the pre-order date. Then retailers everywhere jumped the gun, confusion was rampant, and now you've got a bunch of pissed off gamers asking Sony, what in the actual hell?

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Gizmodo
Sep 17, 2020

The Linksys Velop AC2200, One of the Best Mesh Routers You Can Buy, Is $100 Off
Linksys Velop AC2200 Mesh Wi-Fi System | $300 | Best Buy


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Gizmodo
Sep 17, 2020

DoJ Still Not Sure Why It's Mad at WeChat
In what's the latest update to the Trump Administration's... questionable plans for getting China-based apps off of U.S. soil, Justice Officials are now clarifying that any future crackdown on WeChat won't explicitly target people who only download the chat platform for... chatting. This update comes courtesy of court…

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Gizmodo
Sep 17, 2020

NYCC 2020's New Panel Announcements Feel Like a Chance to Avoid a San Diego Repeat
Like a number of the other annual comic book conventions that've been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, this year's New York Comic Con will be a digital-only event people can attend from the safety of their living rooms. According to con-organizer ReedPop, the NYCC x MCM Comic Con Metaverse going to be properly…

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Sep 17, 2020

How Far-Right Extremists Are Using the Climate Crisis to Go Mainstream
Oregon has been a hot bed of far-right activity for years, but the wildfires have cast the militias in a new light. Misinformation has been rampant as unprecedented fires lit up the state. False rumors of "antifa" igniting fires and coming to loot people's homes have raced across Facebook.


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Sep 17, 2020

Thursday's Best Deals: HP 72-Hour Flash Sale, Apple Watch Series 5, Breville Espresso Maker, Anker 100W Charger, Workout Bench, and More
An HP 72-Hour Flash Sale, the Apple Watch Series 5, a Breville Espresso Maker, Anker's 100W 4-Port Charger, Samsung Galaxy Buds , and a

Gizmodo
Sep 17, 2020

Sport an Apple Watch Series 5 for $100 Less
Apple Watch Series 5 (Rose Gold) | $329 | Amazon

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Gizmodo
Sep 17, 2020

Updates From The Matrix 4, Black Widow, and More
The first set pictures from Uncharted are suited and ready to go. IFC Midnight has tapped Iranian horror movie The Night for a U.S. release. Surprise, there's a Croods sequel, and it's had its theater release pushed forward!? Plus, more teasing for The Outpost's return and WandaVision is still on track to launch this…

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Gizmodo
Sep 17, 2020

U.S. Troops Asked About Using 'Heat Ray' Weapon Against Protesters, According to Whistleblower
Federal troops in Washington, D.C. considered using high-tech weapons, including sound cannons and so-called "heat rays," against protesters outside the White House in June, according to sworn testimony from a whistleblower with the D.C. National Guard. The new evidence was obtained by both NPR and the Washington Post…

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Gizmodo
Sep 17, 2020

The Samsung Galaxy Buds Are Excellent AirPods Alternatives, Especially at a Rare $94
Samsung Galaxy Buds | $94 | Amazon


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Gizmodo
Sep 17, 2020

Star Trek: Lower Decks Took a Serious Turn, and Really Earned It
Seven episodes into Star Trek: Lower Decks, the show has found itself in a comfortable, if at times frustrating, groove. We have a plot for one half of our Lower Deckers, we have a subplot for the other, and in both, there are lots of fun trope poking. It's all very earnest and silly fun. But this week, as the show…

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Gizmodo
Sep 17, 2020

The Apple Watch Series 6 Seems Like a Minor Upgrade with Major Potential
Apple's newest flagship Apple Watch is not dramatically different from last year's flagship Apple Watch. Those looking for a radical redesign will have to wait until...well, who knows? The biggest changes in the $400 Apple Watch Series 6 are a faster processor and a new health sensor, which might not be a big deal for…

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