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Nov 18, 2018

Wildfires, Invasive Snakes, and Saying Goodbye to a Legend: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week
It might be the second half of November, but the wildfire season in California is now functionally approaching a 365-days-a-year crisis, with two massive blazes burning down huge swathes of the state. The Woolsey Fire and the Camp Fire are slowly approaching containment, but not before the former destroyed whole…

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Nov 18, 2018

Something's Very Wrong With Michonne on The Walking Dead
Well, here's the good news: After last week's troubling, backpedaling, post-Rick, post-timeskip "premiere," The Walking Dead regained some of its footing tonight to produce a perfectly fine, if not particularly memorable episode. The bad news is that something's wrong with Michonne, and it's kind of a bummer.


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Nov 18, 2018

Tumblr App Has Inexplicably Disappeared From Apple's App Store
Tumblr has mysteriously vanished from Apple's App Store, and it's not clear why.

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Nov 18, 2018

Your Spoiler-Packed Doctor Who Open Thread, Express Delivered to Your Eyeballs
Bah. Who needs teleporting, creepy-looking robot deliverymen when you can just put something on the internet? Much quicker for open threads to talk about Doctor Who, that!


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Gizmodo
Nov 18, 2018

India's BJP Is Reportedly Using Data From a State-Funded Free Phone Program to Hit Up Voters
India's right-wing, arch-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is using government-subsidized cell phones that have been handed out to millions of people as a campaign tool, the New York Times reported on Sunday, with the BJP using a $79 million free-phone program in the state of Chhattisgarh to appeal directly to…

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Gizmodo
Nov 18, 2018

Frostpunk Is About To Become A Proper City-Builder
One of the few criticisms levelled at Frostpunk was that the city-building game only shipped with curated scenarios, not a more traditional (for the genre) sandbox mode. That's about to change, with an "Endless Mode" due for release very soon.


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Nov 18, 2018

Finland's President Denies Having Conversation About 'Raking' With Trump
While visiting California this weekend, President Donald Trump said Finnish President Sauli Niinisto told him that "raking" was part of the country's forest management before insinuating that it's something the United States should be doing to mitigate wildfires. The remark was bizarre, to be sure. But now, Niinisto…

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Nov 18, 2018

Sorry Cortana, Microsoft Is Now Selling Alexa Devices
Microsoft's Cortana assistant is reportedly becoming more of an assistance aide than a standalone service, being moved from Microsoft's AI Research department to its Experiences & Devices Team and working with Amazon to pair it with the latter company's Alexa technology. Now, per Engadget, Microsoft seems to be…

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Nov 18, 2018

How Some Classic Cyberpunk Tropes Have Outlived Their Welcome
The visual language of cyberpunk was invented in the late ‘70s. And a lot of it just doesn't work anymore.

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Nov 18, 2018

We Finally Know How Wombats Produce Their Distinctly Cube-Shaped Poop
A bold team of scientists has delved into the mystery of cube-shaped wombat poop, uncovering the physiological processes involved in this unique digestive trick.

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Gizmodo
Nov 18, 2018

You Can Now Watch Ad-Supported Movies for Free on YouTube
You can now add YouTube to your list of sites to scour for free movie streaming, as the video-sharing giant has now added no-cost, ad-supported films to YouTube Movies.

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Nov 18, 2018

Alex Smith Leaves Game On Stretcher With Gruesome Leg Injury [Update]
On a third-and-nine play in the third quarter, Kareem Jackson and J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans sacked Washington quarterback Alex Smith in the backfield for a big loss. The sack forced Smith to land awkwardly on his leg and cause an injury painful enough that the quarterback had to be taken off on a stretcher after…

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Gizmodo
Nov 18, 2018

Trump Shows His Decorum By Calling a Congressman ‘Adam Schitt'
Just days after using a manufactured scandal targeting CNN correspondent Jim Acosta to call for reporters to show more "decorum" in the White House, the president of the United States essentially has called a sitting congressman a piece of shit on social media.

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Gizmodo
Nov 18, 2018

As Camp Fire Overtook Paradise, Many Were Gridlocked or Never Got Warning, Reports Say
The confirmed death toll in the Camp Fire, the deadliest and most destructive fire in California history, has risen to 76, with nearly 1,300 names still remaining on an ad hoc list of missing individuals. The town of Paradise, which a firestorm overtook in a matter of hours on Nov. 8, is more or less totally destroyed.


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Gizmodo
Nov 18, 2018

Mark Hamill Had Some Wild Ideas for Boba Fett Back in the Day
Mark Hamill's eccentric-dad Twitter brand is only topped by his own eccentric ideas for Star Wars. Before Return of the Jedi, Mark had a pretty interesting one.

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Gizmodo
Nov 18, 2018

Is This Your Bedazzled Pigeon?
The Hot Duck has arrested our attention for weeks now, but there's a new bird captivating the internet this week: the Bedazzled Pigeon. And this bird with flair is already in high demand.


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Nov 18, 2018

Watch the Trailer for This Ambitious, Bizarre Shrek Fan Recreation
Yes, Shrek fan remake. Hear me out, okay?

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Nov 18, 2018

Sunday's Best Deals...Are Just a Whole Bunch of Early Black Friday Deals
Black Friday is starting now. You can already save on a ton of PS4 stuff, Anova sous-vide circulators, an Xbox One S bundle,

Gizmodo
Nov 18, 2018

Microsoft's Latest Surfaces Are On Sale Now For Black Friday
Microsoft is a hardware manufacturer now, and a damn decent one at that. Whether you've been pining for the laptop-replacing Surface Pro 5 or 6, the iPad-like Surface Go, or the the wonderfully old-school Surface Laptop 2, they're all on sale for Black Friday, starting now.


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Gizmodo
Nov 18, 2018

The Gritty City Antifascist Committee
PHILADELPHIA—They certainly picked a place that made the symbolism easy.

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Nov 18, 2018

Don't forget: You can email us tips at tipbox@gizmodo.com, send them directly to any of our writers,
Don't forget: You can email us tips at tipbox@gizmodo.com, send them directly to any of our writers, or use our anonymous SecureDrop system. You can sign up for the Gizmodo newsletter to get our best stories delivered to your Inbox. And don't forget to follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and check us out on …

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Nov 18, 2018

Samsung's Ultra-Fast MicroSD Cards Just Dropped to New Black Friday Price Lows
Samsung's U3-rated microSD cards are some of the fastest and most popular options out there—I have the 128GB model in my own Nintendo Switch—and all four sizes are down to all-time low prices today on Amazon.

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Gizmodo
Nov 18, 2018

These Samsung SSDs Are Cheaper Than Ever For Black Friday
The best all-around SSD for most people is down to $73 for 500GB, $128 for 1TB, or $295 for 2TB, all of which are the best prices ever. It'd

Gizmodo
Nov 18, 2018

Lose Yourself In Sony's PlayStation VR Black Friday Deals
Real reality is pretty awful these days, but you can temporarily escape it with a PlayStation VR headset, and Jet just went live with this year's Black Friday deals. And yes, they're real.


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Gizmodo
Nov 18, 2018

The Big PS4 Black Friday Deal Is Available Now: $199 For the Console Plus Spider-Man
Note: This deal goes live at midnight ET.

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Gizmodo
Nov 17, 2018

NASA Image of Merging Galaxy Clusters Looks Suspiciously Like the USS Enterprise
Humanity's current understanding of physics may suggest faster-than-light travel is impossible, but researchers here on Earth can still observe happening in places much too far away to ever actually visit (and generally only what they looked like in the distant past). One of them is a galactic collision that, at least…

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Gizmodo
Nov 17, 2018

Captain Marvel Is Crash Landing Into Disney's California Adventure Park
We're all eagerly waiting for Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) to make her big screen debut in Captain Marvel, but it looks like folks wanting to meet her before then can head to Anaheim for a little one-on-one with the legendary hero.


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Gizmodo
Nov 17, 2018

Trump Suggests California Wildfires Can Be Avoided by 'Raking'
President Donald Trump traveled to Northern California this weekend to survey the area affected by the Camp Fire, which has become the deadliest and most destructive fire in the state's history. During the visit, the president appeared to double down on some of his previous rhetoric involving what he has described as…

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Gizmodo
Nov 17, 2018

Judge Refuses to Throw Out Lawsuit Against Neo-Nazi Website Daily Stormer
A federal judge refused this week to throw out a lawsuit against neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer alleging it led a "terror campaign" against a Jewish real estate agent, Tanya Gersh, and the Southern Poverty Law Center tells the New York Times it expects the civil case to now proceed to a trial.


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Gizmodo
Nov 17, 2018

Maybe Don't Try to Bend Your iPad Pro Like a Paper Clip
Apple's new iPad Pro may be the last great tablet, but you'd be wise to handle it carefully. Apple's critical darling appears to bend pretty easily under the right amount of pressure, which you might expect but is no less visceral to watch.

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Gizmodo
Nov 17, 2018

In the First Trailer for The Magicians Season 4, a Revolution Is Rising
Do you hear the people sing? Oh wait, that was two seasons ago. Still, much like that time our beloved heroes sang "One Day More" from Les Misérables, The Magicians are getting ready for war over the future of magic.


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Gizmodo
Nov 17, 2018

CIA Says Saudi Crown Prince Ordered Jamal Khashoggi's Killing, But Trump Isn't Convinced
President Donald Trump appears to be once again publicly questioning a determinative assessment by his own intelligence community on a vital national security issue.

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Gizmodo
Nov 17, 2018

The DC/CW Elseworlds Crossover Gets the Mashup Comic Cover It Deserves
It's only appropriate that getting Grant Gustin and Stephen Amell into each others costumes—and oh, like, the arrival of Batwoman herself on TV—is marked with its own comic book cover.

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Gizmodo
Nov 17, 2018

Search Team Finds Missing Argentine Submarine ARA San Juan in Pieces on Floor of Atlantic Ocean
Almost precisely a year later, authorities have found the ARA San Juan, the Argentine submarine that went missing on Nov. 15, 2017, with all 44 people on board reported missing still unaccounted for.


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Gizmodo
Nov 17, 2018

Instagram Is Reportedly Down for Android Users Following Concerns Over Password Security
Dozens of Android users are reporting that the Instagram app isn't working for them as of Saturday morning, with some posting about problems on mobile on Twitter since late Friday.

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Gizmodo
Nov 17, 2018

Instagram Is Reportedly Down for Android Users Following Concerns Over Password Security [Update]
Dozens of Android users reported that the Instagram app wasn't working for them as of Saturday morning, with some posting about problems on mobile on Twitter late Friday. Instagram now says the issue is fixed.

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Gizmodo
Nov 17, 2018

The Doctor Gets a Very Special Delivery in This New Doctor Who Clip
"What do you think, still me?" That's right, it's never too late for the Doctor to get her (or his) fashions! The first extended clip from the next episode of Doctor Who gives a tip of the hat to Matt Smith's Doctor... while also hinting of hidden danger on a planet dedicated to shopping.


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Gizmodo
Nov 17, 2018

Saturday's Best Deals: PlayStation Plus, Anki Toys, Power Tools, Sonos, and More
Early Black Friday deals on PlayStation Plus memberships, Amazon-branded mattresses, and a

Gizmodo
Nov 17, 2018

Check Out John Williams' New Score For Disney's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
It wouldn't be Star Wars without John Williams, and now his iconic music is coming to Disney Parks. Entertainment Weekly revealed that Williams has composed new scores for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, and you can hear a musical preview of what's in store. Plus, a new look at Galaxy's Edge's first rides, along with their…

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Nov 17, 2018

We Visited the World's Largest Digital Camera and Damn
The devil's in the details when you head inside a cleanroom. Everything you plan on bringing inside, from your phone to your camera tripod, needs to be wiped down with lint-free wipes. You need to put on a special bunny suit. If you put the gloves on wrong, you need to throw them away and get a new pair. You…

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Gizmodo
Nov 17, 2018

Amazon Makes Mattresses Now, And They're On Sale For Black Friday With a 100 Night Trial
I suppose it was only a matter of time, but Amazon makes mattresses now. This model is sold under its Rivet furniture brand, and includes the same 100 night trial, three-layer foam construction, and slick marketing photos you've come to expect from all those other online mattress places.


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Gizmodo
Nov 17, 2018

Anki's Best Toys Are Cheaper Than We Were Expecting on Black Friday, Today Only
Anki's highly advanced toys are so much fun, you'll forget everything you learned about sharing, and they're marked down to prices lower than we were expecting on Black Friday in today's Gold Box.


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Gizmodo
Nov 17, 2018

Amazon's Showering Us In Charger and Tech Accessory Deals, Today Only
We see deals on individual Aukey products with some regularity, but today in Amazon's Gold Box, you can save on a whole bunch of their chargers, peripherals, and audio products.

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Gizmodo
Nov 17, 2018

Microsoft Realizes We Don't Actually Want Ads in Our Mail and Gmail Is Just an Exception
If you're a person even remotely annoyed by the pervasive presence of ads in virtually every digital space, it's probably safe to assume you definitely don't want them in your email. Microsoft appears to have only just realized this.

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Gizmodo
Nov 16, 2018

Jennie-O Recalls More Than 91,000 Pounds of Raw Ground Turkey Amid Salmonella Outbreak
Jennie-O Turkey recalled more than 91,000 pounds of raw ground turkey this week amid a nationwide Salmonella turkey outbreak. The move marks the first reported recall of non-pet food meat in the outbreak that's sickened at least 164 people and is linked to one death.

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Nov 16, 2018

Alphabet Halts Project for Glucose-Sensing Smart Contact Lens
Alphabet has halted a project under its biotech division Verily that aimed to create smart contact lenses for people with diabetes. The ambitious, years-long endeavor aimed to measure glucose levels in tears using on-lens sensors.

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Nov 16, 2018

WikiLeaks Helped Hackers Rifle Through Stolen Company Emails, Leaked FBI Docs Show
The revelation that U.S. prosecutors have prepared an indictment against Julian Assange, a fact the government inadvertently made public Thursday evening, has again fanned the flames of speculation over what class of crimes he might be charged with should British authorities finally capture and deposit him on American…

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Gizmodo
Nov 16, 2018

A New Senate Bill Would Hit Robocallers With Up to a $10,000 Fine for Every Call
Democrats and Republicans can agree on at least one thing: The spam robocall situation has gotten entirely out of hand.

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Gizmodo
Nov 16, 2018

This Could Be the Cheap Pixel 3 People Were Hoping for


Back before the Pixel line was a thing, Google's Nexus phones were prized for their solid builds, stock software (with day-one updates), and affordable prices. But after several generations of Pixels with flagship price tags, it's seemed like making affordable phones was something Google left in the past. That may…

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Gizmodo
Nov 16, 2018

Spacecraft Witness Explosion in Earth's Magnetic Field
Magnetic fields around the Earth release strong bursts of energy, accelerating particles and feeding the auroras that glow in the polar skies. On July 11, 2017, four NASA spacecrafts were there to watch one of these explosions happen.


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Gizmodo
Nov 16, 2018

Bizarre Microbes Represent a Major New Branch on the Evolutionary Family Tree
Canadian scientists have identified microscopic creatures that are so unlike anything seen before, they had to create an entirely new branch on the evolutionary tree of life to slot them in.

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Nov 16, 2018

Marvel Entertainment Chairman Named in NYPD Bribery Trial Over a Gun Permit and Movie Tickets
Marvel Entertainment chairman Ike Perlmutter is notorious for his political conservatism and aversion to being photographed. But a new report out of Manhattan Federal Court alleges Perlmutter's assistant worked with a police officer to acquire a gun license renewal in New York City for her boss—presumably using power…

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Gizmodo
Nov 16, 2018

The 10 Best Deals of November 16, 2018
We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.


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Nov 16, 2018

A Planned FDA Study Could Clear the Way for Fewer Dogs Used and Killed in Animal Research
Dogs have been everything we've ever needed them to be, including volunteers for clinical trials of drugs meant for both people and pooches. Sadly, these furry test subjects are sometimes euthanized at the end of these experiments, because it's deemed the only way to get the accurate test results scientists are…

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Gizmodo
Nov 16, 2018

Criterion Announces New Streaming Service Is Getting the Filmstruck Gang Back Together
Filmstruck and its Criterion Channel are set to be shuttered at the end of this month, but it appears a viral online petition along with some high-profile celebrity endorsements from the likes of Christopher Nolan and Guillermo Del Toro may have changed some executives' minds. In an announcement today, Criterion said…

Gizmodo
Nov 16, 2018

Blink and You Won't Miss It With These Security Cameras
Amazon's Black Friday deal on Blink Indoor Home Security Camera Systems has already gone live! Kits start at $67, so if you've ever been curious what your pets do at home while you're gone all day, now you can afford to find out. Other potential uses: Keeping footage of mundane conversations so you can win the next…

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Gizmodo
Nov 16, 2018

Here's Your Once-A-Year PlayStation Plus Black Friday Sale
We thought the days of $40 PlayStation Plus sales were behind us, but lo, here it is once again for Black friday. If your membership is due to expire soon, or hell, even if it isn't, you'll want to take advantage of this. This is as good a price as you're ever likely to see, so if you own a PlayStation, or are…

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Gizmodo
Nov 16, 2018

This Online Emoji Maker Is a Legitimately Fun Way to Kill 5 Minutes
Sometimes words aren't enough, and that's where emojis come in. But even then, there are times you just can't find the perfect little pictograph that encapsulates your exact mood. Even the slightly more expressive kaomoji can fail you when you need them most.

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Nov 16, 2018

Observations from Mariana Trench Show Inner Earth Is Sucking Up Far More Water Than Previously Thought
The Earth around the Mariana Trench, which contains the deepest point on the planet, could be slurping up at least 4.3 times more water than previously estimated, according to new research.

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Gizmodo
Nov 16, 2018

Well, This New Facebook Patent Application Sure Is Creeping Us Out
A recently published Facebook patent application imagines an unnerving way to use your data. The company filed for a patent that explores piecing together information about a user's entire household based on the pictures they upload, presumably for targeted advertising. And yes, Instagram photos were also cited in the…

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Gizmodo
Nov 16, 2018

Pew Survey Shows Why Social Media Should Ban Political Campaign Ads
A new survey from Pew Research has given us some insight into how Americans are feeling about our algorithm-driven society, and the verdict is, we aren't loving it. One question in particular shows that social media companies could help the public feel more comfortable if they would just lose the political campaign…

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Gizmodo
Nov 16, 2018

Game of Thrones' Final Season: A Definitive List of Everyone Who Will Live or Die
Valar Morghulis. We're approaching the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, and we've seen so many deaths over the years. Your Starks, your Lannisters, your zombie babies. And now we're down to a trim, core cast of characters. Except not really. There are still so many people alive on this show who could die in…

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Gizmodo
Nov 16, 2018

You've Come a Long Way, Disembodied Robot Baby
Over the last seven years, Affetto, a "child-type android" created by researchers at the University of Osaka, has become far more lifelike.

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Gizmodo
Nov 16, 2018

Canon EOS R Review: Beautiful Photos, But Mistakes Were Made
The Canon 6D was my first grown-up camera, back in 2013. I loved how Canon's colors looked like the best version of reality, and how sharp its glass was, and the 6D was the most affordable way to get into full-frame photography. As the years went on, though, I came to believe the mirrorless cameras were the way of the…

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Gizmodo
Nov 16, 2018

California's Wildfires Have Spawned a Truly Weird New Conspiracy Theory
This month, California has been gripped by three devastating wildfires: Northern California's Camp Fire, which recently became the deadliest in the state's history, and, in Southern California, the Woolsey and Hill Fires. An emerging, deeply weird conspiracy theory holds that those fires aren't caused by wind…

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Gizmodo
Nov 16, 2018

Cleaning Your Baby's Pacifier by Sucking on It Prevents Allergies, New Research Suggests
It's a scene parents and caregivers are all too familiar with: an infant's pacifier falls to the floor. When this happened with my first born, I rushed to clean the soiled soother by boiling it in water or carefully washing it in the sink. But by the time my second child was born, I was considerably more relaxed, and…

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Gizmodo
Nov 16, 2018

Oscar Isaac Describes 'Excruciating' Time on X-Men Apocalypse, Is All of Us
Actors, they're just like you and I. We all have expectations when we get into something. We all just sign on to multimillion-dollar superhero blockbusters hoping to have a fun time with interesting co-workers. And sometimes, what we wind up with instead is being trapped in a look akin to Ivan Ooze from Power Rangers:…

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Gizmodo
Nov 16, 2018

Huawei's Mate 20 Pro Is a Technical Marvel
If we judged the new Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro like Olympic figure skaters, they'd no doubt earn 10s across the board for technical merit. That's because even though they don't have a built-in stylus, Huawei's new flagship phone duo offers almost every other feature you could want, and I don't just mean the easy shit.


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Gizmodo
Nov 16, 2018

America's Northernmost City Is Having Another Dramatic Climate Change Year
The northernmost city in the U.S. continues to be ground zero for the impacts of climate change. As sunlight fades from the Arctic, sea ice began to form this week around Utqiagvik, an Iñupiat whaling community located on the shores of the Arctic Ocean. And that's...not right.


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Gizmodo
Nov 16, 2018

Hipsters, Rejoice! Several Great Vinyl Turntables Are On Sale Today.
I can't for the life of me figure out why records are making a comeback, but our Co-Op for best album to own on vinyl was one of our most popular polls ever, so I guess I'm duty-bound to report that we've spotted three great deals on turntables today.

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Gizmodo
Nov 16, 2018

North Korea Brags About New 'Ultramodern' Weapons Test
North Korean state media announced today that the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, recently oversaw tests of a "newly developed ultramodern tactical weapon." The new report is extremely light on details, but it's a reminder that very little has actually changed in the U.S.-North Korea relationship since President Donald…

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Gizmodo
Nov 16, 2018

It's Finally Time to Redecorate: Wayfair's Black Friday Sale Is Here
Wayfair's Black Friday sale is here, and it is massive. You can save big on a laundry list of home decor items like wall art, area rugs, sheets & comforters, sofas, mattresses, dining room furniture, and more.


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Gizmodo
Nov 16, 2018

How Do I Recover Old (or Lost) Emails?
I'm the kind of person who hates losing old copies of digital things—photographs, messages, emails, videos, etc. While I doubt I'll ever take a walk down memory lane and reminisce over random emails I sent in 2007, I don't like feeling as if I couldn't do that if I wanted or needed to.

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Gizmodo
Nov 16, 2018

The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Is Just a Delight
I've been using successive iterations of the Kindle Paperwhite for five years now, and yes, the new one is better than the ones that came before. It's slightly smaller, and slightly lighter, and even a little bit brighter too. Plus it's waterproof!


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Nov 16, 2018

Friday's Best Deals: Fire HD 10 Tablets, Sony Headphones, GiR Spatulas, and More
Holiday necessities, a Nespresso machine, and the

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Nov 16, 2018

Diego Luna on the Cassian Andor Star Wars Show, Updates From Morbius, and More
Bad Robot has revealed two more sci-fi projects. Food company General Mills, of all companies, wants to get in on the cinematic universe trend. John Marrs' The One is heading to Netflix. Plus, what to expect from the DC/CW slate soon, and more Twilight Zone casting. Spoilers get!


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Nov 16, 2018

This Super-Smart Roomba Is Cheaper Than It's Supposed to Be On Black Friday
The Roomba 960 is a bit extravagant, but at over $100 off, it might be worth considering if less expensive robotic vacuums haven't checked all of your boxes.


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Gizmodo
Nov 16, 2018

Block Out the World With These Sony Noise Canceling Headphones For Just $113
If you've been meaning to buy yourself some noise canceling headphones, there's no time like the present. These Sony XB950s are all the way down to $113 today, a match for the best price we've ever seen. They would also make a great gift for anyone that spends a lot of time on planes or trains.

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Gizmodo
Nov 16, 2018

Apparent Freudian Slip in Filing Suggests WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Has Been Charged
Following an earlier report that the Justice Department was looking to prosecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the Washington Post has now reported that Assange may have been charged under seal in a revelation that appears to have stemmed from a mistake in a court filing.

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Nov 16, 2018

Mistake in Filing Suggests WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Has Been Charged
Following an earlier report that the Justice Department was looking to prosecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the Washington Post has now reported that Assange may have been charged under seal in a revelation that appears to have stemmed from a mistake in a court filing.

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Gizmodo
Nov 15, 2018

Should You Be Eating a High-Fat, Low-Carb Diet Like Keto? Scientists Weigh In
Diet fads often make the lofty claim that adjusting food habits one way or another will produce the dieter's desired results. More specifically: Eat this, not that, and watch the pounds fall off. But diets are hard to sustain, and it seems like diet debunking is constantly calling into question what and how much we…

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Nov 15, 2018

U.S. Will Sanction 17 Saudis Involved in Khashoggi Killing
The Department of the Treasury announced today that they will sanction the 17 individuals who were involved in the killing of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul this October. The move from the Trump Administration will freeze any assets the individuals have in the U.S. and…

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Gizmodo
Nov 15, 2018

Democratic Senators Press Carriers Over Allegations of Video App Throttling
Following recent research that found U.S. telecom companies were throttling video streaming services like Netflix and YouTube, three Democratic senators are now calling for a response from those major mobile carriers in letters to their respective company heads.


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Nov 15, 2018

Accenture Employees Demand Their Company Break Ties With U.S. Border Patrol
Last year, consulting megafirm Accenture inked a nearly $300 million contract with Customs and Border Protection to help the agency recruit around 7,500 staffers over a period of five years. The tech industry's complicity with CBP and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)—agencies widely criticized as helping…

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Gizmodo
Nov 15, 2018

Marvel's Darth Vader Comic Is Doing Something Extremely Wild With the Dark Side
We barely know what the Force is in Star Wars. Pushing, sensing, lifting rocks, projecting yourself across millions of miles—it just scratches the surface of that mysterious ephemeral energy that binds us all together. But the latest arc of Darth Vader might have opened a bonkers new door. Hell, it might have blown…

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Gizmodo
Nov 15, 2018

Samsung's New Theme Policy Sounds Like Some Bullshit
Android 9 Pie was released more than three months ago, but Samsung phones, including the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9, still aren't running the latest software. As Samsung works on updating its devices to Android 9 in the coming months, today we learned there's one really annoying change in policy that will be waiting…

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Gizmodo
Nov 15, 2018

Turo Guy Who Street Parked 38 Cars Has Chicago Furious With Him
Turo is, in theory, brilliant. If you're not using your car, you can rent it out to other people. Make some money on the side. If you own two cars, that's even better. You can make twice the money, in theory. But a lot of people in Chicago are mad at one man, who rented an astounding 38 cars on Turo, and parked a…

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Gizmodo
Nov 15, 2018

The 10 Best Deals of November 15, 2018
We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.


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Nov 15, 2018

Couple and Homeless Man Charged With Conspiracy Over $400,000 GoFundMe
On Thursday, the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office in New Jersey announced formal charges against the three people involved in a viral GoFundMe campaign that raised $400,000 last year to help a homeless man get on his feet. Authorities said that "the entire campaign was predicated on a lie."


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Gizmodo
Nov 15, 2018

Your Phone's GPS Accuracy May Suck Less Soon Thanks to a New FCC Order
The Federal Communications Commission just made a move to make global location positioning even more global by opening the doors to Europe's system.

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Gizmodo
Nov 15, 2018

Sony Is Skipping E3 2019
Sony is skipping next year's E3, ditching its traditional booth and press conference in a move that will have a significant negative impact on the video game industry's annual trade show.

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Gizmodo
Nov 15, 2018

Marvel's Spider-Man Would Like to Remind You That Peter Parker Is Hot
One of the best aspects of Insomniac's most recent Spider-Man game is the dozens of alternate costumes from Marvel's Spider-Man comics that you can equip in order to gain special abilities and give Peter Parker a new look. You've got your Spider-Punk, and your vintage comics Spidey, but let's be honest here. The most…

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Gizmodo
Nov 15, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg: 'I Didn't Know'
Today, Facebook set up a press conference addressing a bombshell report from The New York Times that alleged, among other things, that the company contracted a Republican opposition research firm called Definers to run interference on the company's image, a job which reportedly included leaning on George Soros…

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Gizmodo
Nov 15, 2018

Firefox Will Now Alert You When You Visit Hacked Sites
It can be hard to know if and when you might have been impacted by a data breach. That is, unless you're a Firefox Quantum user. Today, Mozilla announced it'll alert desktop users when they stumble upon a site that's recently reported a breach.

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Gizmodo
Nov 15, 2018

The FDA Will Restrict, but Not Ban, the Sale of Flavored E-Cigarettes in Stores
The Food and Drug Administration has taken its hardest swing yet against teen vaping—though not as hard as we were expecting. On Thursday, FDA chief Scott Gottlieb unveiled a series of steps aimed at forcing the e-cigarette industry to work harder at keeping its products out of the hands of minors. Chief among them is…

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Gizmodo
Nov 15, 2018

Postal Apocalypse: The Final Bag of Mail
Alas, this fake mailman has reached the end of his post-apocalyptic road. But for this final installment, it's a Giant-Sized Edition of "Postal Apocalypse"—although you guys packed my mailbag so full that I still couldn't answer all of them! (I tried. Seriously, guys, this is really long.) Enjoy, my brilliant,…

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Gizmodo
Nov 15, 2018

Is Juul the Best Pod Vape or What?
Vaping is a popular activity, one that has a real a 21st-century twist to it. The technology behind vaping is relatively new. The consequences of doing it are mysterious and potentially very dangerous. And yet, vaping seems better than what people in the 20th century did to their bodies—namely smoking cigarettes. If…

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Gizmodo
Nov 15, 2018

AI Can Now Fake Fingerprints That Fool Biometric ID Scanners
Artificial Intelligence researchers used a neural network to create fake fingerprints that could be a hacker's dream tool.

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Gizmodo
Nov 15, 2018

Google Axes 'Fanfiction' Tab That Suggested Grinch and Minions Porn
Earlier this year, Google revamped its search engine on mobile devices, adding tabs for "the most common and relevant subtopics" to the top of results. Search for, say, The Grinch, on your phone, and you might see a suggested tab listing upcoming showtimes. Or, until yesterday, one called "fanfiction" that surfaced…

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Gizmodo
Nov 15, 2018

A Couple of Black Friday Gaming Laptop Deals Are Already Live, Starting at $699
Dell's Walmart-exclusive gaming laptop deals aren't going to play your games at the highest possible settings, but they offer a clean look and solid values. Both include a 1TB HDD augmented with a 16GB Intel Optane SSD, 8GB of RAM, and a 15.6" 1080p display. The difference is that the $699 model has a Core i5…

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