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Aug 23, 2019

Judge Pauses Roll Out of Facebook's 'Clear History' Tool Over Fears of Evidence Destruction
Facebook showed its whole snooping ass last year during the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and Mark Zuckerberg promptly promised to deliver users a tool that would give them some more power over how their data is used. Over a year later, and Facebook is finally beginning to roll out such a feature, but a state judge in…

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Gizmodo
Aug 23, 2019

Dozens Charged Over $6 Million Fraud and Internet Romance Scheme
Eighty people have been charged in a massive international fraud scheme that sought to steal tens of millions of dollars from victims globally, including both businesses and individuals—some of whom prosecutors say were elderly.

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Gizmodo
Aug 23, 2019

Dozens Charged Over Massive $6 Million Internet Romance Scam
Eighty people have been charged in a massive international fraud scheme that sought to steal tens of millions of dollars from victims globally, including both businesses and individuals—some of whom prosecutors say were elderly.

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Gizmodo
Aug 23, 2019

A Superbug Salmonella Sickened Hundreds of People Through Cheese, Beef, and Raw Milk
According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an outbreak of superbug salmonella sickened hundreds of people and hospitalized dozens over the past two years. But what makes the incident especially scary is that the outbreak was transnational, having likely come from cattle in both the…

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Aug 23, 2019

Anker's MacBook Pro Charger Is 35% Smaller Than Apple's, And a Lot Cheaper
Anker 60W GaN USB-C Charger | $31 | Amazon | Promo code KINJA263


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Gizmodo
Aug 23, 2019

Facebook Discloses Cambridge Analytica Email It Fought for Months to Keep Secret
More than a year ago, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg laid out on his personal page a "timeline" related to the Cambridge Analytica "situation." But he omitted a key piece of information, which was finally made public on Friday.


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Gizmodo
Aug 23, 2019

Users Permanently Alter Their Minds Inside a Network in an Excerpt From Jayinee Basu's The City of Folding Faces
Mara is very different now, after digitizing and uploading herself as a "space-time tubeform" into the network of the Roulette. There's even a word for people like her in the universe of Jayinee Basu's 2019 scifi novella The City of Folding Faces—they're called Ruga, a hyperperson who has absorbed so much information…

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Gizmodo
Aug 23, 2019

Cut, Sand, Drill, And More With This $18 WEN Rotary Tool
WEN Rotary Tool Kit with Flex Shaft | $18 | Amazon


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Gizmodo
Aug 23, 2019

We Tested Peanut and Gluten Sensors Designed for People With Tricky Food Allergies
Eating out with food allergies can be a minor annoyance, or if you're unlucky, a potentially fatal booby trap. Although most restaurant and take-out menus will have labels for common allergens, the same can't be said for that banana bread your coworker made, menus while traveling abroad, or unhinged in-laws sneaking…

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Gizmodo
Aug 23, 2019

The Amazon Forest Fires Are a Form of 'Genocide'
When Richard Pearshouse visited indigenous communities in the Brazilian Amazon in April to investigate illegal deforestation, he heard countless horrors of land grabbers directly threatening and intimidating people. One story, however, really stuck with the head of environment and crisis with Amnesty International: a…

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Gizmodo
Aug 23, 2019

This Company Claims to Have Invented an AirPower-like Charging Mat That Actually Works
Announced when Apple added wireless charging to the iPhone, the AirPower charging pad was never to see the light of day. The company was vague about why the product never panned out, simply claiming it did not achieve Apple's high standards. Everyone assumed that if a company that spends billions on R&D couldn't crack…

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Gizmodo
Aug 23, 2019

Murder Suspect Caught After AI Detected Victim's Face When Used to Apply for Online Loan
An online lending company tipped off police to a suspected murder after a man allegedly tried to scan his dead girlfriend's face.

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Gizmodo
Aug 23, 2019

Google Photos Now Lets You Search for Specific Text Inside Your Pics
Google Photos already features handy automatic tagging features that let you find every picture you've ever taken of, say, a dog or flower with one simple search. But now, after some eagle-eyed users spotted a new feature, Google has confirmed that Photos is getting the ability to search for photos based on text…

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Gizmodo
Aug 23, 2019

Friday's Best Deals: REI Labor Day Sale, Ninja Coffee Bar, CBD Gummies, and More
REI's Labor Day Sale, a refurb Ninja Coffee Bar, and Sunday Scaries CBD products lead off Friday's best deals from around the web.

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Gizmodo
Aug 23, 2019

A Bunch of Converse Sneakers Are on Sale For $30
Select Sneakers | $30 | Converse | Promo code FALL30


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Aug 23, 2019

David Koch Escaped the Climate Hell He Helped Create
David Koch is dead.

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Gizmodo
Aug 23, 2019

Why Nest Accounts are Becoming Google Accounts and What You Can Do About It
It's official: If you've got a Nest account, you can now swap everything over to your Google account. But should you do it right away, if at all? And why is Google asking you to combine accounts anyway? Here's everything you need to know if you've got Nest-branded smart home gear set up.

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Gizmodo
Aug 23, 2019

Sphero Just Bought littleBits to Become One of the Largest Makers of Educational Toys
Late last year Sphero revealed that it was going to stop producing toy robots based on popular characters like R2D2, BB-8, and Lightning McQueen. Many wondered if the company's decision to return its focus to the educational market signified the beginning of its end, but today Sphero announced it has acquired…

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Gizmodo
Aug 23, 2019

Marine Archaeologists Reveal Submerged Wooden Structure From the Stone Age
Archaeologists have spotted an 8,000-year-old wooden platform in the waters off southern Great Britain.

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Aug 23, 2019

Legends of Tomorrow Is Losing Some Familiar Faces Next Season, and More Could Follow Them
Robert Englund wants to play Freddy one last time. Jon Favreau wants to make Santa fight aliens with the Chiodo Brothers. Ezra Miller says his Flash movie is absolutely, definitely, 100 percent still-happening at some point. The Matrix's original concept artists will return for the newly-announced fourth entry in the…

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Gizmodo
Aug 23, 2019

How to Perfectly Customize Every Setting on the New Galaxy Note 10
Happy Samsung Galaxy Note 10 release day! Whether you're eagerly awaiting the FedEx person to drop off your new toy or are getting ready to start using your new smartphone, one fact is true: Your device has a ton of settings. Too many settings, I'd argue, and nothing sucks the joy out of a new gadget like having to…

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Gizmodo
Aug 23, 2019

REI's Labor Day Sale Includes Over 13,000 Deals On the Best Outdoor Brands
REI's Labor Day Sale is always one of the company's biggest sales of the year. In fact, you could think of it as REI's Black Friday, since the brand famously opts out of the post-Thanksgiving deal bacchanal. So get over there before all the good stuff is gone.


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Gizmodo
Aug 23, 2019

Civilization VI Is Down to Just $20 for the Nintendo Switch
Civilization VI (Nintendo Switch) | $20 | Best Buy

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Gizmodo
Aug 23, 2019

Members of Facebook's 'Crypto Mafia' Reportedly Getting Cold Feet About Libra Currency
At least two of the 28 entities that have signed on for Facebook's planned Libra currency are now getting nervous about the project, according to a new report from the Financial Times. And Facebook is just as worried about being the only company currently with its "neck out," as regulators push back against the plan…

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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

Apparently, Facebook Had to Crack Down On Major Pro-Trump Advertiser. But That's Not the Weird Bit...
Facebook banned the second-largest supplier of pro-Trump ads on its platform, the Epoch Times, after the group tried to sneak thousands of ads past its review system, according to an NBC report Thursday.


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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

DoorDash Announces It's Replacing That Whole Tip-Skimming Scheme Thing
Apparently taking Amazon's lead, DoorDash announced a revised pay model on Thursday that should fetch its couriers "more money on average," according to DoorDash CEO Tony Xu—that is, compared to the previous tip-skimming operation the company has been getting chewed out over for months.

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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Is the Groundbreaking Fantasy Epic We've Been Waiting For
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance may be perfect nostalgia...because it never acts nostalgic. It's a gripping fantasy that expands Jim Henson's iconic world, challenging viewers of all ages with complex themes, horrifying imagery, and an environmental message we may need now more than ever. Also, it's a…

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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

YouTube Dismantles 'Influence Operation' Targeting Hong Kong Protests, Avoids Discussing Its Reach
YouTube has disabled some 210 channels it says were used in a coordinated "influence operation" spreading disinformation related to the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. However, the company refused to answer any questions on Thursday when asked how users had been successfully targeted.


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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

A Crackdown on the Use of Face Recognition Tech Is Brewing in the EU: Report
European citizens may soon have protections most Americans lack: control over the use of their face recognition data.

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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

Amazon Promises to Stop Taking Delivery Drivers' Tips in DoorDash-Style Scheme
As we collectively await word from DoorDash that it's finally made good on a promise to overhaul its tip-skimming operation, Amazon—which had a similar pay model in place for its Flex workers—has decided maybe that wasn't such a great idea after all.

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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

Amazon Promises to Stop Taking Delivery Drivers' Tips in DoorDash-Style Scheme [Updated]
As we collectively await word from DoorDash that it's finally made good on a promise to overhaul its tip-skimming operation, Amazon—which had a similar pay model in place for its Flex workers—has decided maybe that wasn't such a great idea after all.

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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

I Liked Something Online Today
It's hard to shock the staff of Gizmodo dot com. Collectively, we've spent millions of hours online, covering everything from fishman dildos to catfish fetishists. Today, however, we discovered something truly surprising: Reddit Public Access Network, the platform's new experiment with livestreaming, is honestly…

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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

'Knewz' Is Krupert Kmurdoch's Kgoogle Knews Kalternative
There's some good knewz for people who don't mind really dumb names and do believe that big tech has an anti-conservative bias—New Corp has been building an alternative to Google News, tentatively called Knewz.com.

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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

U.S. Mosquitoes Are Laying 'Time Capsule' Eggs That Can Outlast Colder Winters
Mosquitoes didn't become the most prolific animal killer of humanity by being lazy. A new study this week suggests that a common disease-causing species in the U.S. has learned how to lay dormant eggs that can survive harsher winters in the North.

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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

The 10 Best Deals of August 22, 2019
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
Aug 22, 2019

Democrats Decide the Total Collapse of the Planet Isn't Worth a Debate
The Democratic National Committee voted on Thursday to reject a proposed 2020 debate on climate change, which sure sounds like a great idea just as things get even more terrifying on that front.


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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

Big Telecom, Every U.S. State Vow to End America's Robocall Hell
Twelve major phones companies and the attorneys general of every state in the U.S. announced a plan on Thursday intended not only to stem the flood of illegal robocalls that have forced many Americans to stop answering their phones, but aid law enforcement in hunting down the soulless ghouls responsible.

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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

Security Installation Man Sentenced To Life in Prison for Secretly Recording Girls at Homes He Serviced
A 39-year-old man in Oklahoma who installed home security systems for a local company was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for hiding cameras in homes and secretly recording girls who lived there.


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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

Climate Change Could Be Behind An 'Extraordinary' Ancient Plant Bloom in the UK
Cycads are palm-tree like plants that dominated the Earth's landscape some 280 million years ago when the continents were smashed up into Pangea. Back then, the planet was going through global warming due to increased carbon dioxide levels from natural processes, which allowed plants called cycads to flourish around…

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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

Get Discounted Denim With 30% Off Select Styles From Levi's
Up to 30% Off Select Styles | Levi's

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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

Some Cellphones Reportedly Exceed FCC Radiation Limits—but Don't Flip Out Just Yet
A new Chicago Tribune report on cellphone radiation sure sounds alarming: Popular smartphones were found to emit higher-than-allowed levels of radiation. But while some of the findings are definitely worth investigating further, there's no reason to be freaked out about health risks for now.

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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

Overstock CEO Resigns to Focus on Career as Deep State Intelligence Asset, One Assumes
Online furniture salesman Patrick Byrne stunned investors and anyone who's ever tried to buy a cheap mid-century modern couch by publicly claiming in a cryptic statement about the "deep state" to have repeatedly assisted the "Men in Black" in government investigations.


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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

Unprecedented Close-Up View of Asteroid Shows Rocks That Look Surprisingly Familiar
On October 3, 2018, the Hayabusa2 spacecraft dropped a lander toward the surface of the asteroid Ryugu from 135 feet up. The lander, MASCOT, hit a boulder, bounced backward, and tumbled 55 feet along the asteroid's surface before coming to rest upside down in a hole.


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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

Looking For a Smartwatch or Fitness Tracker? These Are the Best You Can Buy
Smartwatches, fitness trackers, and even jewelry—if it's technology you can wear, we've reviewed it. Whether you're an Apple diehard or you stan for Android, these are the wearables you should bother with.


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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

Stan Lee's Daughter Claims No One From Marvel or Disney Reached Out After His Death
With the arc of Spider-Man's cinematic future becoming the latest topic of conversation, everyone's chiming in with their thoughts and opinions about the beef between Marvel Studios and Sony over the character. That includes J.C. Lee, the daughter of late Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee.

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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

Google's Dessert Theme Meets Bittersweet End as Android Q Officially Becomes Android 10
After more than a decade of sugary monikers, Google is finally ending Android's dessert-themed naming scheme now that Android Q has officially become Android 10. 

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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

Jay Inslee Changed Everything
Jay Inslee, the first presidential climate candidate and noted hottie, is out of the race for the White House. The Democratic Washington governor announced he was ending his campaign on Wednesday night. Despite never really catching fire in the polls, his campaign could very well have altered the course of history for…

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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

The Air Force's New Robot Can Fly Any Plane and Turn It Into an Autonomous Drone
Unmanned aircraft are the future of military aviation, minimizing the risks to human pilots during dangerous missions and hazardous operations. Autonomous planes have already been put into service but the US Air Force is now testing a robot that can pilot the military's existing fleet of aircraft, making any plane…

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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

The Galaxy Note 10 Is Damn Near Perfect
When a phone retails at $1,100, it can't just be good, it has to be superb. It needs to deliver features you don't get on other phones, maintain excellence across all the standard metrics, and be able to handle pretty much any situation, whether it's work, play, or just a bit of movie watching. And while there are a…

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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

10 More Actually-Useful Amazon Items Under $10 Everyone Should Have
Amazon is full of perks that persuade you to buy more stuff: like free shipping for orders over $25, or same-day shipping for Prime orders over $35. In other cases, Amazon punishes you for not purchasing enough, like those

Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

50-Year-Old Time Capsule Improved by Being Completely and Inexplicably Empty
A time capsule sealed in 1969 that was set to reveal its secrets this year has mysteriously—albeit hilariously—wound up containing absolutely nothing, a puzzle that has stumped the township of Derry, New Hampshire.


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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

Steven Universe: The Movie Is a Mindblowingly Heartfelt, Musical Masterpiece
From the moment Steven Universe: The Movie's sumptuously-produced opening credits begin rolling, you can see how Rebecca Sugar really, really wasn't being subtle earlier this year. She explained how the Crewniverse had been secretly preparing for the Crystal Gems' latest adventure with a number of the series' earlier…

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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

Apple: Our Precious Credit Card Must Be Handled Like a Delicate Flower From Heaven
This week, the Apple Card became available to the masses, but early adopters who choose to also obtain the physical card in addition to an iPhone-based one may want to store their delicate sliver of titanium in a vacuum-sealed glass box.

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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

Look At This Gosh-Darn Pretty Gaming PC
If I wanted to, I could put together a gaming PC with many of the same parts as this desktop by boutique system builder CLX, but I could never make it look as good. From the striking patterned pink outer shell to the gleefully glowing innards, CLX knows how to make a gaming rig look amazing.

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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

Thursday's Best Deals: Free Ground Beef, Simplehuman Dish Rack, PUMA, and More
A Butcher Box Ground Beef Welcome Offer, a simplehuman Kitchen Steel Frame Dish Rack, and a 50% off sale at PUMA lead off Thursday's best deals from around the web.

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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

B&H's Blowing Out the Best Rechargeable Batteries, Right Now
Panasonic Eneloop CC55 Quick Charger Kit with 8x AA, 4x AAA | $35 | B&H

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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

Keep These Apps Off Your Kid's Phone
No matter how long you manage to hold them off, at some point, your kids will have their own electronic devices, and they'll use those devices to communicate with others. First with friends and family, but eventually with strangers, too.

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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

Bird Twitter Is My Oasis in Internet Hell
Browsing the internet generally feels exhausting for me. Mostly, it's because everything is bad. The websites I once visited for "fun" are now saturated with reminders of society's collapse, brands making painful jokes, lies, outrage, and actual Nazis. I only visit these websites out of habit and poor impulse control.

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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

All the Apple Rumors You Can Stomach Before September
September is just around the corner, and so is Apple's annual fall event where it announces a stream of new products. Earlier leaks have hinted at a three-camera array for the new iPhones, but it also looks like we'll see some new iPads, and the biggest MacBook Pro in years, according to a Bloomberg report. In any…

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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

Fossil Hunters Found Bones From an Ancient Whale... and Then They Saw the Bite Marks
There was tremendous turmoil at the top of the water's surface. An island of flesh, once living and swimming gracefully through these ancient seas, bobbed silently, at times yanked violently to the side or jolted upward by forces below it.


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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

Updates From Terminator and The Mandalorian, Plus More Spider-Man Murmurs
Add another Stephen King adaptation to the pile. John Carpenter will return for Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends. Peter Capaldi gets ghostly in a new BBC drama. Jon Favreau teases how The Mandalorian will get its freak on. Plus, new looks at Raven in Titans, and James Wan's mysterious horror project already has a…

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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

Extremely Long List: How to Reset Almost Any Popular Gadget
The full reset remains a useful troubleshooting tool for if you're having problems with a gadget. It's also an essential step to take before you sell or recycle a device. And with cloud syncing and media streaming now the norm, getting everything back up and running is easier than it's ever been. Here's how to reset…

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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

You'll Break a Sweat With an Extra 50% Off PUMA's Sale Styles
Extra 50% Off Sale | PUMA | Promo code ONLYU

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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

Bonus Beef! Get Two Free Pounds of Ground Beef In Every Butcher Box Delivery, Forever.
Two Pounds of Ground In Every Box For Life | Butcher Box

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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

Bernie Sanders' $16 Trillion Climate Plan Is Nothing Short of a Revolution
On Thursday, Bernie Sanders released his long-awaited presidential climate plan. And folks, Bernie is gonna Bernie.

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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

This $17 Surge Protector Includes 3 Outlets and 3 USB Ports Built In
Anker 3-Outlet & 3 PowerIQ USB Ports Surge Protector | $17 | Amazon | Clip coupon on page 

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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

Swastika Ride Shut Down at German Amusement Park After Going Viral on Social Media
A new ride at a German amusement park recently raised quite a few eyebrows on social media for its bizarre design. Now the ride, called the Adlerflug or "Eagle's Flight," will reportedly be shut down after so many people pointed out the obvious: The ride looks like two giant swastikas.

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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

Politician Says Cattle Prods Should Be Used on Climate Protesters, Gets Suspended From Twitter
Australian politician Pauline Hanson has been suspended from Twitter after posting a video earlier this week saying that cattle prods should be used on climate protesters. The suspension, first reported by SBS, will be lifted if she deletes the offending tweet, but Senator Hanson says it's an example of how…

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Gizmodo
Aug 22, 2019

Eminem's Publisher Sues Spotify, Says It Pretended It Didn't Know Who Held Rights to 'Lose Yourself'
Rapper Eminem's publisher is suing Spotify, claiming that the music streaming giant is infringing on hundreds of his copyrights as well as "challenging the constitutionality of a recently passed music licensing law," the Hollywood Reporter wrote on Wednesday.


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Gizmodo
Aug 21, 2019

Brazil's President Is Full of Shit
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro—the far-right climate denier who assumed office this year and immediately began gutting Brazil's environmental agencies and regulations—recently suggested humans can slow their destruction of Earth's biosphere by only taking a "poop every other day." Perhaps he's trying to score some…

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Gizmodo
Aug 21, 2019

Jay Inslee Ends Presidential Bid
Washington Governor Jay Inslee, whose campaign was focused on encouraging badly needed actions to confront the climate crisis, ended his presidential bid Wednesday.


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Gizmodo
Aug 21, 2019

The Question of Whether or Not WeWork Is a Tech Company Has Been Answered
Is WeWork, the sprawling chain of coworking spaces expanding across the country and abroad, a tech company? WeWork is sure scrambling to find reasons to claim so, because "tech" is apparently some kind of magic word that it thinks will justify its $47 billion valuation. Its critics have instead characterized WeWork as…

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Gizmodo
Aug 21, 2019

D23 Expo Is Doing Live Streams, But Probably Not the Panels You Most Want to See
D23 Expo 2019 starts on Friday and, with it, fans should expect major news from all sides of the Disney kingdom. We're talking movies, streaming, theme parks, merchandise, pretty much everything...except what's going to happen with Spider-Man.

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Gizmodo
Aug 21, 2019

Hell Yeah, Netflix Rolls Out Feature for Finding New and Upcoming Releases in Its TV App
The tsunami of streaming services that have sprung up like weeds in the last few years means we have more options than ever for on-demand entertainment. But if you're not the kind of user who is content with watching reruns or hastily released garbage, staying on top of what's coming to your preferred streaming…

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Gizmodo
Aug 21, 2019

Your Xbox Is Listening to You, and So Are Microsoft's Contractors
Microsoft Xbox owners will bummed to learn that humans have been listening to some of their voice commands. Motherboard recently spoke to a number of Microsoft contractors who said they'd been hired by the company to review Xbox and Cortana voice commands to improve the technology. This is the same sort of thing…

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Gizmodo
Aug 21, 2019

Samsung Probably Got a Lot of Wedgies In High School
A lot of people are really weird about the color of text message bubbles. For some reason, unbeknownst to me, a message can somehow be more offensive if it is presented on an iPhone within a green bubble instead of a blue bubble.

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Gizmodo
Aug 21, 2019

To Pet Owners, a Dog's Whimpering Sounds Just as Sad as an Infant's Cry
Devoted pet owners are often said to treat their furry friends like children. A new study out Wednesday seems to show that's not too far from the truth. The study found, among other things, that pet owners rated the sounds of a dog whimpering to be sad as cries coming from a human baby.

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Gizmodo
Aug 21, 2019

The 10 Best Deals of August 21, 2019
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
Aug 21, 2019

THX's New Deep Note Trailer Brings Back All the Movie Theater Feels
Do you remember how disappointed you were, years ago, when you got to the theater only to find out the THX showing of the movie you came to see was sold out? THX-approved cinemas are few and far between now, but they're still out there, and will soon be playing a new version of the brand's iconic Deep Note trailer…

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Gizmodo
Aug 21, 2019

Buy Three of Our Readers' Favorite Pillows, Get a Fourth Free
Casper makes our readers' favorite pillows, but they rarely get discounts outside of bundle deals that require you to buy a mattress. Well, you know what? You need to buy pillows a lot more often than you need to buy mattresses.


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Gizmodo
Aug 21, 2019

Dog Racing Died Without A Funeral
SARASOTA, FLORIDA — The sun hadn't yet risen over the Sarasota Kennel Club, and Deb Linn was wrist deep in 100 pounds of bloody meat. She had been been up since 4:30 a.m., when she made the 45-minute commute south from Ellenton, a small town where the rent is more affordable than in the wealthy beach city of Sarasota.…

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Gizmodo
Aug 21, 2019

YouTube Decides It's a Good Time to Get Its Shit Together
Following the fiasco over YouTube's serving ads to kids, the company may be readying to end targeted ads on videos aimed at children—a move that, when taken together with other recent measures, would indicate that at least on some fronts, YouTube is getting its shit together.

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Gizmodo
Aug 21, 2019

4 Wild Gene Roddenberry Sci-Fi TV Projects That Had Nothing to Do With Star Trek
He's first and foremost the Star Trek guy, but the creative mind of Gene Roddenberry—born this week in 1921—also ventured far beyond the voyages of the Enterprise. A quartet of awesomely bizarre TV projects he made in the years between Star Trek and The Next Generation offers fascinating proof of this.


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Gizmodo
Aug 21, 2019

Researchers Are Closer to Understanding the Strange Meat Allergy Caused by Ticks
Scientists at the University of Virginia have seemingly come closer to unraveling the mystery behind a strange red meat allergy caused by certain tick bites. They report finding a way to trigger the allergy in lab mice—an important step for studying the condition. And with the help of animal experiments, they also…

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Gizmodo
Aug 21, 2019

Dirty Air May Increase Your Risk for Depression and Bipolar Disorder
With every breath you take, you're inhaling a lot more than just the oxygen your lungs crave. Particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, ozone—all pollutants known to damage the heart and lungs—probably enter your body, too.

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Gizmodo
Aug 21, 2019

Jay Inslee Wants to Transform How America Farms and Eats
Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee is a man of many climate plans, and he dropped his last one on Wednesday. The plan gets down and dirty (no, not that way, get your mind out of the gutter) by radically rethinking the agriculture system from production to consumption.

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Gizmodo
Aug 21, 2019

Second Teen Arrested for Threats Posted on Meme-Sharing Site iFunny
On Monday, a 19-year-old man from Chicago was arrested after allegedly threatening to "slaughter and murder any doctor, patient, or visitor" in the area of an abortion clinic. The threats were reportedly made on iFunny, and he is the second young man this month to be charged over violent comments on the meme-sharing…

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Gizmodo
Aug 21, 2019

Scientists Reveal Brain Structure of 20-Million-Year-Old Monkey
Paleontologists operating CT scanners have revealed the structure of a 20-million-year-old primate brain, thanks to an extremely well-preserved fossil skull.


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Gizmodo
Aug 21, 2019

Big Blanket Co. Now Makes a Comically Large Weighted Blanket
Big Blanket Co. specializes in—wait for it—big blankets. And now, they're finally coming out with a really big weighted blanket.

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Gizmodo
Aug 21, 2019

Thirty Years Later, This Handheld Version of the Original Carmen Sandiego Is Still Better Than School Work
Thirty years ago if you offered a kid the choice between playing Super Mario Bros. and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?, the plumber would always win. But if asked to choose between studying fractions and playing an educational video game in the school computer lab, who wouldn't go the Carmen route? It was the…

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Gizmodo
Aug 21, 2019

‘They're Putting People at Risk': Sexual Misconduct, Harassment, and Inaction at Zeel, the Top Massage App
When Ilene Antelman arrived at a client's Manhattan duplex in December of 2016, she was in a good mood. She was a veteran massage therapist, and he was a repeat client, a former actor who booked her through Zeel, the largest and most popular on-demand massage app service. In their previous sessions, she said, he had…

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Aug 21, 2019

The First Reactions to It Chapter Two Are All Over the Map
The fall movie season stars on September 6 with the release of highly anticipated horror sequel It Chapter Two. Though that's still over two weeks away, Warner Bros. has begun screening the film for critics. Screenings mean social media reactions, and while lots of people don't put faith in that kind of early buzz,…

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Gizmodo
Aug 21, 2019

Taking Aim at Amazon and Uber, Sanders Campaign Promises Sweeping Pro-Union Legislation
Bernie Sanders hasn't won his seat in the Oval Office just yet, but, ahead of a planned speech before America's largest union federation, the AFL-CIO, the Vermont senator's campaign released a broad plan to bolster the country's badly depleted union membership. Tech companies that have expressed anti-union views or…

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Gizmodo
Aug 21, 2019

Instagram Chief Debunks Copyright Apocalypse Hoax as Spread Reaches Top Levels of Government
If you follow a boomer on Instagram you've probably seen the latest viral hoax going around warning about the incoming copyright apocalypse.


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Gizmodo
Aug 21, 2019

Which Marriott Bonvoy Credit Card Is Right For You?
With three consumer credit card offerings ranging from a basic no-annual-fee card to a $450/year option with every bell and whistle, it can be tough to know which Marriott Bonvoy credit card is right for you.


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Aug 21, 2019

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance's Creators and Writer Dig Deep on Reinventing a Classic
The Dark Crystal is a beloved fantasy film whose legacy has almost become bigger than the movie itself. Released in 1982, the movie didn't fare well in theaters, but it's since gained a strong following and an expanded lore. So, what does Netflix's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance bring to this growing universe,…

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Gizmodo
Aug 21, 2019

New Game From The Developers Of Her Story Is An Unsettling Trip Through Stolen NSA Footage
Telling Lies, the latest work of interactive fiction from Her Story creator Sam Barlow, invites players to curl up in front of their computer and comb through hours of leaked fictional National Security Agency footage. Mostly, that involves watching the game's characters via their webcams and other video sources,…

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Gizmodo
Aug 21, 2019

Google Will Now Let Visually Impaired Users Experience Live Edits in Google Docs
There are a lot of improvements to be made on the web to make it more accessible, and a lot of that is contingent on thorny legal issues, so it's nice to see tech companies take the initiative to inject accessibility improvements directly into their own products. Especially basic but frequently used features like…

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Gizmodo
Aug 21, 2019

These Cordless Yard Tools Are Dirt Cheap, And Ready For Fall
It's 2019, and your lawn tools don't need to run on gas anymore. Worx's eBay storefront is currently blowing out a couple of 20V cordless tool bundles, with an extra 15% off at checkout.


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Gizmodo
Aug 21, 2019

Gmail Is Getting Autocorrect to Fix Your Duckups
Everyone has carefully crafted and proofread an email, only to find a glaring typo or grammatical error after hitting send. To help our fallible human eyes, Google is introducing new spelling and grammar autocorrection to Gmail.

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