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Dec 07, 2019

When Discord's Down, All Hell Breaks Loose
Google's suite of cloud computing services were hit with some technical difficulties most of the day Saturday that caused connectivity problems on at least one of the services dependent on it: Discord, a chat and voice platform geared towards gamers (don't worry, it's back up now).




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Dec 07, 2019

George Miller Says He's Still Making Another Mad Max Movie, Just Wait a Little Longer
The wandering continues. Soon.



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Dec 07, 2019

Disney Is Developing an Aladdin Spinoff Starring Billy Magnussen, Which Seems in Poor Taste
Pop quiz, hotshot: say you've made a big, colorful remake of one of your most beloved animated properties, featuring a massive cast of people of color, many of whom from groups that are typically only cast in Hollywood as, uh, terrorists. Say that movie makes a lot of money, and you decide to make a spinoff for your…



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Dec 07, 2019

In Free Guy's First Trailer, Ryan Reynolds is the Only Dude for the Job
What if you were able to break the boundaries of the role society placed you in? And what if you were, also, literally, a video game character? And what if you were also played by Ryan Reynolds in a new motion picture? Wait. Hang on. This metaphor has fallen apart.



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Dec 07, 2019

Peter Sarsgaard Has Been Cast in The Batman in an Unknown Role
Though fans have a guess… or two.



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Dec 07, 2019

Amazon Drags Its Sorry Ass to NYC Anyway, No Tax Dollars Required
After all the histrionics over Amazon ditching plans to build its HQ2 facility in Long Island City, Amazon's still set on worming its way into the Big Apple because it simply cannot take a hint when it's not wanted.




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Dec 07, 2019

The Quiet Joys of ASMR Porn
I am watching a video of the outward crevice of a human's large intestine. The cavity, exposed in the cold light of day, is isolated from the owner's body; it pulsates to what sounds like wet dog food squishing in the palm of a hand. It is, at turns, grotesque, then abstract, suggestive of the hungry mouth of a…



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Dec 07, 2019

In the Biggest Trailer Yet, Crisis on Infinite Earths Is Looking Grim
"The multiverse needs you!" Yeah, because things are not going well.



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Dec 07, 2019

Saturday's Best Deals: Anker PowerPort Strip, Aged & Ore Drinkware, Razer DeathAdder, and More
A huge toy Gold Box, The Claw multi-tool, magazine subscriptions, and a $50 Instant Pot lead of Saturday's best deals from around the web.



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Dec 07, 2019

Add The World's Smallest Multitool To Your Keychain For $15
The Claw | $15 | Malboro & Kane



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Dec 06, 2019

Away Warns Employees Not to 'Like' or 'Fave' Article Detailing Execs' Psycho Behavior
If we've learned nothing else this year, it's that behind every breezy inspirational lifestyle brand advertising vast sunny horizons lurks a demon tyrant draining the sweat and blood of Millennial urbanites slaving day and night in the miserable dungeons of Slack.




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Dec 06, 2019

The State Of Console Gaming In 2019
2019 is coming to a close, and there's a wave of new consoles on the horizon. Along with the looming future of game streaming, 2020 is looking good for gaming. We've already outlined the state of the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and the Nintendo Switch, so we decided to add a video to the mix. You can watch Stephen…



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Dec 06, 2019

Jury Rules You Can Call Elon Musk a Pedo Guy
It took a federal jury in Los Angeles less than an hour to throw out a $190 million defamation case against Elon Musk. Calling someone a "pedo guy" to an audience of millions of Twitter followers isn't an accusation, the jury decided, because words are tricky little devils that can mean a lot of things and slinging…



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Dec 06, 2019

I Want That on a T-Shirt
Artists on Twitter say that their work is regularly stolen by armies of bots that generate t-shirts from popular designs—and they've got the receipts to prove it.




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Dec 06, 2019

Reducing Air Pollution Saves Lives in Just Weeks, Report Finds
Cleaner air can go a long way in saving lives, according to a new report out Friday. It found that policies and laws aimed at curbing emissions are often linked to reductions in hospitalizations, premature births, and deaths in just a few weeks after their enactment.



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Dec 06, 2019

Samsung Reportedly Has Some Major Camera Upgrades Planned for the Galaxy S11
Almost a year ago, Samsung acquired mobile camera developer Corephotonics, and now, if reports are true, Samsung might finally be ready to add some of the company's fancy new photography tech on the upcoming Galaxy S11.



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Dec 06, 2019

The President Has Toilet Problems
President Donald J. Trump is having some toilet trouble—extremely normal toilet trouble that happens to all of us on a regular basis. Like how we sometimes have to flush 10-15 times before it all goes down, and that is totally due to wacko liberals demanding environmentally friendly toilets.




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Dec 06, 2019

Piglets Born With Monkey Cells Are a World First
Scientists in China created piglets whose organs contained some monkey cells. The piglets all died within a week, illustrating the challenges ahead as researchers work toward the goal of growing human organs inside other animals.




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Dec 06, 2019

A Song Just for You
A phantom visited my voicemail this week— three minutes and fifteen seconds of hold music for a conversation no one initiated. Now I'm sharing it with you.



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Dec 06, 2019

Why Won't Steam Approve These Games Supporting Hong Kong Protestors?
Last year Valve proclaimed that it would allow virtually any game on its Steam service, so long as the game wasn't illegal or "straight up trolling"—but activist-minded developers who have made games about the Hong Kong protests have realized that, perhaps, there are other ways to get barred from the gaming platform.



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Dec 06, 2019

FCC Finds Wireless Carriers Wildly Overstate Coverage, Gives Them More Money Anyway
On Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission, the ghoulish specter of a disemboweled regulatory body, for a fleeting moment appeared before a House oversight committee as shadow of its former self. It produced: a report! The result of a year-long investigation, FCC field agents exposed mobile carriers' sham…



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Dec 06, 2019

Turns Out a Wild Geoengineering Plan to Refreeze Arctic Sea Ice Isn't the Best Idea
As the world spins closer to climate catastrophe, fringe ideas are inching toward the mainstream. Geoengineering is among the topics that were once verboten but are now finding traction. And that includes some pretty out-there ideas, including ones focused on saving polar ice by pumping massive amounts of seawater…



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Dec 06, 2019

Star Wars' Kathleen Kennedy on the Long Road to Ending the Skywalkers' Story
Before Star Wars belonged to Disney, it belonged to Kathleen Kennedy. George Lucas himself picked the legendary producer to run his beloved namesake, Lucasfilm, before Mickey Mouse swooped in and bought it all up. And at that time the plan was always this: A new trilogy of films, which ends later this month in Star…



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Dec 06, 2019

'Hypocrites': Teens Roast UN Climate Talks, Take Over the Streets
It's Friday, so you know what that means: The teens are striking from school and hitting the streets. This time, however, the stakes feel a little bit higher as world leaders gather in Madrid, for an international climate conference where they're supposed to be strengthening the Paris Agreement. And youth from around…



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Dec 06, 2019

Invasive Mice Seen Attacking Adult Albatrosses on Breeding Colony for the First Time
The United Kingdom's Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has recorded the first known instance of invasive mice preying on the adult albatrosses, according to a press release.




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Dec 06, 2019

TikTok to Pay $1.1 Million to Settle Lawsuit Alleging It Collected and Exposed Children's Data
TikTok and its parent company ByteDance have agreed to pay $1.1 million to settle a proposed class action alleging that the app Musical.ly violated children's privacy laws by collecting their data and operating the app "in a reckless and unlawful manner for commercial gain."



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Dec 06, 2019

The Ghostbusters Sequel's Title and First Official Photos Are Delightfully Haunting
We knew that Jason Reitman's upcoming Ghostbusters sequel would continue the story of a world profoundly changed after ghosts descended upon New York City, and an ancient god breached an interdimensional portal with the intention of destroying humanity. But some newly released information about the film makes it seem…



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Dec 06, 2019

Social Media Companies Aren't Even Close to Fixing Their Bot Problem, Report Finds
Researchers with the NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence released a report this week showing that—shocker!—it remains as easy as ever to buy followers and engagement on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.




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Dec 06, 2019

Your Feet Will Thank You When You Buy a Pair of These Adidas Slides
For something everyone loves, sandal slides don't get much respect.




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Dec 06, 2019

Crisis on Infinite Earths for Infinite Dummies
There are three types of people in this weird world of ours: people who are losing their minds with excitement for the Arrowverse's imminent Crisis on Infinite Earths; people who are interested in DC's epic, live-action superhero crossover event but don't know enough about all the comics and continuity to understand…



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Dec 06, 2019

Do You Like to Look Good? Snag a Blazer From Jachs For Only $39
Blazer Closeout Sale | Starting at $39 | Jachs | Promo Code BLAZ



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Dec 06, 2019

Give Your Kids The Gift of Coding For Christmas With These $30 Frozen and Star Wars Kits
Kano Star Wars The Force Coding Kit | $30 | Amazon



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Dec 06, 2019

Bernie Sanders Has a $150 Billion 'Internet For All' Plan
Modern life is increasingly impossible to live without the internet but according to the FCC, more than 31 percent of Americans still lack access to high-speed broadband connections. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders wants to change that, releasing a lengthy $150 billion ‘High-speed Internet For All'…



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Dec 06, 2019

Australia's Terrifying Bushfires Are Turning New Zealand Glaciers Pink
For weeks now, Australia has been dealing with severe bushfires. They've engulfed the country's largest city in smoke, threatening air quality throughout New South Wales and destroying key koala habitat. In New South Wales alone, more than 100 bush and grassfires were burning as of Friday.




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Dec 06, 2019

How Do You Justify a $180 Smart Mug
An average mug costs between $5 and $10, while a nice travel mug goes for around $20, or maybe a little more if you're feeling fancy. So how on earth does a company justify a smart mug that costs a whopping $180?



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Dec 06, 2019

Bullets That Killed President Kennedy to Be Released as 3D Scans
Have you been hankering to see the bullets that killed President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on that fateful day in 1963? Researchers sometimes ask the U.S. National Archives and Record Administration (NARA) if they can see the bullets, but the government doesn't like to give people access given their fragility. That's…



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Dec 06, 2019

Study of So-Called 'Abortion Reversal' Stopped Early After Women Went to ER With Serious Bleeding
New research out Thursday starkly highlights the dangers of so-called "abortion reversals," an unproven practice condemned by most medical experts. Scientists were forced to prematurely end a trial of pregnant women testing out the procedure after three volunteers experienced severe hemorrhaging that sent them to the…



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Dec 06, 2019

A Neural Network Powers This Lego-Built Brick Sorter That Can Recognize Every Piece Ever Made
Lego becomes more and more enjoyable as your collection grows, until the point when your morass of plastic bricks becomes so overwhelming that it's impossible to find the piece you're looking for. At that point, you need to develop a sorting system, or do what Daniel West did, and use a bunch of your Lego to build a…



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Dec 06, 2019

Friday's Best Deals: Rick and Morty, Strategy Board Games, OneBlade, and More
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Dec 06, 2019

Polar Bears Have Invaded A Russian Town—Again
Over the past few days, 56 hungry polar bears have wandered into Ryrkaypiy, a village in far north Russia, forcing locals to cancel their New Year's celebrations.



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Dec 06, 2019

Updates From Disney's Honey I Shrunk the Kids Reboot, and More
Venom 2 adds to its cast. Robert Longstreet talks returning to the grown-up Lonnie for Halloween Kills. We'll finally see some more of Wonder Woman 1984 soon. Get another look at HBO's take on King's Outsider. Plus, new footage from The Rise of Skywalker, and Jon Favreau teases Baby Yoda reveals to come on The…



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Dec 06, 2019

Is My Google One Storage Plan Ripping Me Off?
Is Google ripping everyone off with its Google One cloud-storage service? I confess, this isn't something I've thought about much, but a Lifehacker reader recently sent a letter to our tech-advice column asking this very question. 



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Dec 06, 2019

Get 18 Peanut Butter CLIF Bars For Only $14 Before Your Next Workout
CLIF Bar Energy Bars - Crunchy Peanut Butter, 18 Count | $14 | Amazon



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Dec 06, 2019

Shave Big On Philips' OneBlade, While Supplies Last
Philips Norelco OneBlade Trimmer and Shaver | $19 | Amazon | Clip coupon



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Dec 06, 2019

The Latest Mandalorian Had Maybe a Little Too Much Fan Service for Its Own Good
Oh, so you thought Baby Yoda, jet-pack wearing Mandalorians, beskar, and camtonos made The Mandalorian a geeky, self-referential entry into the Star Wars canon? You haven't seen anything yet.



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Dec 05, 2019

Uber Safety Study Finds More Than 3,000 Reports of Sexual Assaults in U.S. Rides Last Year
In addition to recent news of its bizarre issue with segregating bathrooms, Uber has long struggled with keeping its passengers safe, though we only now know the extent of the problem (in the U.S., at least) courtesy of the company's first study on unsafe incidents involving the ridesharing service.

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Dec 05, 2019

Amazon Customers Buy Nintendo Switch, Get Sent Condoms, Tambourines & Electric Toothbrushes Instead
There are reports coming out of the UK that at least a dozen people who bought a Nintendo Switch as part of Amazon's Black Friday sales did not get sent a Nintendo Switch. Instead, they've received everything from air freshener to photopolymer resin instead.

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Dec 05, 2019

Amazon Customers Buy Nintendo Switch, Get Sent Condoms, Tambourines, Electric Toothbrushes Instead
There are reports coming out of the UK that at least a dozen people who bought a Nintendo Switch as part of Amazon's Black Friday sales did not get sent a Nintendo Switch. Instead, they've received everything from air freshener to photopolymer resin instead.




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Dec 05, 2019

We Have Dramatically Underestimated Our Exposure to Nasty Plastic Chemical BPA, Study Finds
Our BPA problem might be even worse than we think, according to a new study out Thursday. Researchers say they've devised a new test to measure levels of the common industrial chemical in our bodies—levels that might be far higher than tests endorsed by the U.S. government and others suggest they are.

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Dec 05, 2019

You've Gotta Be Shitting Me, Uber
Uber, a company helmed by claybrained dopes, is often in the business of explaining why things aren't what they are. For instance, if you merely ignore all the taxis it puts on the road, Uber is a technology company. And if you squint hard and run your head gently through a woodchipper, its drivers do look a lot more…

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Dec 05, 2019

Members of Cybercrime Group Evil Corp Indicted for $100 Million In Heists and No One Can Touch Them
The governments of the U.S. and the UK on Thursday announced the unsealing of indictments against two Russian members of a major cybercriminal operation called Evil Corp.

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Dec 05, 2019

Patent Hints the Apple Watch May Track Parkinson's Disease Someday
It's no secret Apple's got designs on the Apple Watch being some sort of medical device. It introduced ECG capability on the Series 4, which was also FDA cleared, and then with the Series 5, Apple announced it was launching a series of medical studies for hearing, reproductive health, and mobility and heart health.…

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Dec 05, 2019

Most States Have Cut Environmental Agencies' Budgets at the Worst Possible Time
In the past decade, Congress and the White House cut the federal Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) funding for science and pollution regulation by 16 percent (if you adjust for inflation) and cut 2,699 positions. Those cuts were fueled by the idea that environmental protection should be states' responsibility,…

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Dec 05, 2019

Apple Explains What's Going On With Its Big Location Services Mystery
Well, well, well. After failing to address a KrebsOnSecurity report that a location icon appeared in the status bar of an iPhone 11 even after all individual location and service settings have been disabled—giving the appearance that the device was sharing location data without a user's consent—Apple has finally…

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Dec 05, 2019

New Qualcomm Chip Could Make 5G MR a Very Cool Reality
Following yesterday's look at the Snapdragon 865, Qualcomm is wrapping up its annual three-day tech summit by announcing a few other new Snapdragon chips: one for mixed reality and a couple for laptops.

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Dec 05, 2019

Fly to Italy, Dubai, and More Starting at $429 During This Emirates Sale
Cyber Monday Sale | Emirates

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Dec 05, 2019

Get a Weighted Blanket For Every Family Member This Year For Christmas
White Fox Pattern Kids Weighted Blanket, 5 Pounds | $30 | Amazon

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Dec 05, 2019

Deforestation Is a Death Sentence for Tropical Forest Animals
The wildlife who rely on tropical rainforests may be more screwed than we thought. A new study has found that tropical forest species are six times more sensitive to forest fragmentation than species in temperate ecosystems.

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Dec 05, 2019

New Images Show Asteroid Bennu Spewing Bits of Itself Into Space
Images taken by NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft are helping scientists to understand why small particles are occasionally flying off the surface of Bennu, a nearly spherical asteroid that resembles a spinning top.

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Dec 05, 2019

Razer CEO Berated And Threatened His Staff, Former Employees Say
Min-Liang Tan was "officially pissed off," he wrote in an email to members of Razer's marketing team in February of 2014. The gaming hardware company hadn't made the business website Fast Company's 2014 list of "Most Innovative Companies," and in his email, part of an exchange obtained by Kotaku, Tan asked of his…

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Dec 05, 2019

This Was the Decade That Spoiler Culture Changed Everything
Spoiler alert: We all love spoilers. That doesn't necessarily mean that we all want them, of course—there are as many people who fervently avoid details about upcoming stories as there are people who hunt them down to learn beforehand. But as the 2010s come to a close, the way we talk about spoilers with each other…

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Dec 05, 2019

Enjoy Galt's Gulch, Assholes
It's finally happening: Our self-proclaimed betters are leaving for that big Libertopia in the sky, or under the sea, or in space, or whatever.

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Dec 05, 2019

Even Sex Toy Makers Think Watchmen's Big Blue Dildo Is 'Extreme'
In the third episode of HBO's Watchmen series, Laurie Blake aka Silk Spectre pulls out a gigantic electric blue dildo. It's an obvious sight gag—her ex is a blue man who can control his size, right down to the most intimate level. That said, it does raise some questions. Like, how would the "Electromagnetic Lithium…

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Dec 05, 2019

How to Enable Opera's 'Super Dark' Mode on Android and Dim Glaring White Web Pages
Opera's version 55 for Android is introducing a darker mode and a feature to dim the piercing white of web pages that don't yet support dark mode on their own.

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Dec 05, 2019

Uber Hub Shows Drivers It Truly Cares by Making Them Use Separate Bathrooms
Uber doesn't have the greatest history when it comes to how it treats its drivers. Its latest gaffe? In at least one office, Uber has separated bathrooms for "partners" aka drivers, and employees.

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Dec 05, 2019

This 15% Off Sunday Scaries Offer Will Help Get You Through the Holidays
15% Off Sitewide | Sunday Scaries | Promo code HOLIDAYSCARIES

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Dec 05, 2019

The Inventory Gift Guide For The Cleaning Robot Enthusiast
Cleaning gifts are tricky … there's such a high risk of disappointing, or worse, offending someone. I hope this goes without saying but just in case, let's say it: Please don't give someone a mop as a gift. Buuuuut! You can absolutely give someone a robot mop as a gift. You know why? Because robot mops are cool. As…

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Dec 05, 2019

A Medievalist's Guide to Decoding The Witcher's Monsters
Andrzej Sapkowski's The Witcher is getting a lot of attention these days and come December 20, you can expect even more. Let's explore the medieval folklore that inspired The Witcher saga—the monsters, the heroics, and the trouble with being a freelance monster hunter.

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Dec 05, 2019

What's Worse: These Gucci Snapchat Spectacles or the Video Promoting Them?
Despite multiple generations plagued by lackluster sales, Snap continues to pump out more versions of its try-hard Spectacles. But now, thanks to the release of some limited edition Gucci-themed Spectacles 3, we're faced with an interesting question. What's worse, the new Spectacles themselves, or the short film Snap…

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Dec 05, 2019

Coca-Cola's Glowing Lightsaber Bottles Are the First Flexible OLED Tech I'm Willing to Pay For
I'm one hundred percent in support of a future where screens are flexible and foldable instead of fragile and easily shatterable. I'm just not willing to spend $2,000 on a folding phone or $10,000 on a rollable TV. I will, however, happily drop $2 or $3 on a plastic bottle with a glowing lightsaber on the label.

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Dec 05, 2019

A Weirdly Perfect Cloud Curve Appeared Over the US
A spectacular cirrus arc, which stretched from Nebraska to northern Minnesota and Canada, foreshadowed the recent winter storms in the Midwest and New England.

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Dec 05, 2019

BP Just Got Its Ass Sued For False Advertising
Lawyers with the environmental legal nonprofit ClientEarth filed a groundbreaking complaint against BP for greenwashing in their ads. They're also calling for a ban on all fossil fuel ads, unless they come with "a tobacco-style health warning" about the dangers the industry poses to the planet.

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Dec 05, 2019

Thursday's Best Deals: BABY YODA, Free Bacon For Life, RAVPower Charger, and More
Free Bacon For Life from ButcherBox, a newly discounted Baby Yoda Funko Pop!, and a $10 RAVPower 3-Port 30W Travel Charger lead off Thursday's best deals from around the web.

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Dec 05, 2019

Daisy Ridley Had a Joyous Time Filming The Rise of Skywalker, Despite It Being the End
If The Last Jedi was a dark middle chapter for Star Wars' new trilogy, The Rise of Skywalker will likely be a brighter culmination of the struggle between the Resistance and the First Order. After all, the good guys have to win and save the day, right? But it's not just on screen that Rise felt like a happier time in…

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Dec 05, 2019

Major Quantum Achievement Lets Physicists 'See' Gravitational Waves From Deeper in the Universe
Physicists are reporting the results of a test to squeeze the vacuum of spacetime itself in order to better detect gravitational waves from colliding black holes.

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Dec 05, 2019

Air Pollution May Affect Crime, But the Problem Goes Deeper Than That
Back in September, as youth around the world took to the streets for the Global Climate Strike, high schoolers in Richmond, California were dealing with the trauma of a shooting outside De Anza High School on the same day 17-year-old Petelavanh Owen Syharath was buried after dying from cancer.

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Dec 05, 2019

This Free Disney Mac App Resumes Your Shows As Soon As You Launch It
macOS: A lot of people like Baby Yoda Disney Plus. So why should you have to go through the arduous task of loading your browser, pulling up the service, and clicking around to watch the latest episode of The Mandalorian? Thanks to a fun little hack from DBK Labs, we can shorten this by a few steps on macOS. And if…

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Dec 05, 2019

Meet the Scientists Who Play With Fire
This story was produced in partnership with Atlas Obscura.

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Dec 05, 2019

Could Another of Hulu's Marvel TV Shows Be in Trouble?
Jordan Vogt-Roberts has a tiny update on his long-in-gestation Metal Gear Solid movie. The Wheel of Time continues to flesh out its cast. Thomas Jane could be heading to the world of Stephen King. Plus, new footage from The Witcher, Kevin Conroy on bringing back his Batman Beyond voice for Crisis on Infinite Earths,…

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Dec 05, 2019

These Are the Free Windows and macOS Apps You Should Be Using
When you buy yourself a Windows or macOS machine, you're not just buying the operating system on top of your hardware, you're buying a suite of free apps as well. These pre-installed, built-in tools can often get overlooked or forgotten about, so we're here to remind you how useful some of them really are.

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Dec 05, 2019

The Baby Yoda Funko Pop! Is Already Discounted On Amazon
Baby Yoda Funko Pop! | $9 | Amazon

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Dec 05, 2019

39 Tattoos of Baby Yoda That Prove We're All Obsessed With The Mandalorian
People are absolutely obsessed with Baby Yoda, a breakout character from the new Disney show, The Mandalorian. And it's easy to see why. Baby Yoda is so adorable we just want to squeeze his little face and protect him forever. Fans are so obsessed that they're already getting Baby Yoda tattoos, even before the first…

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Dec 04, 2019

Stop Using Avast and AVG Plugins Right Now
Two browsers have yanked Avast and AVG online security extensions from their web stores after a report revealed that they were unnecessarily sucking up a ton of data about users' browsing history.

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Dec 04, 2019

Hair Dyes and Straighteners Might Be a Breast Cancer Risk, Especially for Black Women, Study Finds
If you're a woman, regularly coloring or straightening your hair might come with a hidden risk, according to new government-led research. The study found a link between using permanent hair dye and straightening products and an increased risk of breast cancer in women, especially for black women.

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Dec 04, 2019

Should You Be Allowed to Copyright a Law? We're Going to Find Out
Copyright law, boring on its face, has posed various unprecedented threats to intellectual freedoms in recent internet history. It threatens to kill our links, kill our news, kill our memes, kill our precious videos of babies dancing to Prince. And yesterday, the Supreme Court considered the momentously stupid…

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Dec 04, 2019

This Meteorite-Munching Microbe Might Explain How Life Emerged on Earth
Meteorites are an unappreciated food source for a specific metal-loving microorganism, according to new research. The finding could reveal an entirely new chemistry that facilitated the emergence of life on Earth—or possibly even how life got here in the first place.

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Dec 04, 2019

Star Wars Movies Should Be So Far Beyond Teasing LGBTQ Representation at This Point
The new era of Star Wars at the box office—amplified by a legion of new books, comics, video games, and TV shows—has brought with it a renewed focus on presenting diverse characters in the galaxy far, far away, be it across the spectrum of gender, race, or sexuality. While there have been strides for the latter, it's…

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Dec 04, 2019

Why Advocates Are Skipping International Climate Talks to Stand With Chilean Activists
International climate talks were supposed to be in Chile this year. Instead, the Chilean government withdrew from hosting the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP25) after anti-neoliberalism protests took over the streets. The talks are happening now in Spain, and mass actions are planned there.

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Dec 04, 2019

You Cannot Conceive of the Hugeness of This Black Hole
Oh my, this recently discovered black hole... well, it's big.

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Dec 04, 2019

The Expanse's Stunning Season 4 Is Filled With New Frontiers and Old Rivalries
The third season of The Expanse ended with a double triumph: the assurance that Amazon would be its new home, and a finale that teased the thrilling and dangerous prospect of interstellar expansion. Season four is finally here, and it's indeed a leap forward for the outstanding sci-fi show on multiple levels.

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Dec 04, 2019

Everything to Know About Qualcomm's Next Flagship Phone Chip: the Snapdragon 865
Yesterday at its annual tech summit, Qualcomm announced the name of its next flagship mobile processor—the Snapdragon 865—and now today, we're finally getting a bit more detail on all the new improvements and features Qualcomm packed into its shiny new chip.

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Dec 04, 2019

Global Carbon Emissions Are Headed For a New High in 2019
Natural gas, which fossil fuel companies market as a clean bridge fuel to renewables, is the fastest growing energy source. Renewable energy is on the rise, too, and the U.S. and Europe are using less coal. But according to new research, the world's carbon emissions will still reach an all time high this year.

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Dec 04, 2019

New Study Links Birth Control Pill to Brain Differences, but Don't Panic
Scientists this week say they've found preliminary evidence that women who use birth control pills have differences in their brain structure compared to women who don't. But it's still too way early to know whether these differences are genuine or could have a meaningful impact on someone's health.

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Dec 04, 2019

Apple Seems to Be Tracking iPhone 11 When Location Services Are Disabled, Report Finds
Apple talks a very, very big privacy game, but a report has found the latest generation of iPhones may not give users as much control over their privacy as Apple would like them to believe.

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Dec 04, 2019

Climate Models Have Been Right For Decades
Scientists have for decades created accurate models to predict the future impacts of global warming, a new study has found.

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Dec 04, 2019

Parker Solar Probe Scientists Reveal Jaw-Dropping First Results From the Sun
Today, scientists are releasing the surprising initial results from the Parker Solar Probe's first two close encounters with the Sun.

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Dec 04, 2019

This Exoplanet-Shredding White Dwarf May Foretell the End of Our Solar System
Scientists have discovered evidence of a star system that might foreshadow the fate of our own.

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Gizmodo
Dec 04, 2019

Craigslist Finally Gets an Official App
Craigslist has long been a staple of the internet since it first launched in 1995—but surprisingly, it hasn't had an official app in the decade or so since the smartphone era began. Well, that's all changed. You can now find the official, free app for iOS.

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Dec 04, 2019

Nuclear Radiation Hot Spots Found at Starting Point of Japan's 2020 Olympic Torch Relay
High levels of radiation have been detected near Japan's J-Village, a sports facility and the starting point of the upcoming Olympic torch relay, according to Greenpeace. The discovery was made by surveyors with Greenpeace Japan, which warns that monitoring and decontamination efforts in Fukushima are inadequate.

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Dec 04, 2019

Toys 'R' Us Is Open for Business Again, But There's a Bizarre Catch [Updated]
Toys "R" Us has re-opened its doors, launching the first of two new stores planned for the holiday season after closing 800 of them last year. You might think, great, it's time to become a Toys "R" Us kid again, but I'd keep thinking like a grownup for a bit longer. Something's different about these new stores.

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