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Jan 22, 2022

Pennsylvania Police Find Monkeys That Slipped Away After Car Crash on Way to Lab
Pennsylvania State Police were scouring an area near Danville in the central part of the state on Friday and Saturday in a search for three high-profile subjects. The authorities were clear: The public was not to attempt to look for or get near the subjects on the run. This was not a case of dangerous criminals on the…

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Jan 22, 2022

Steve and Sam are Both Captain America Now, Like They Should've Been
When Sam Wilson was granted the title of Captain America from his longtime friend Steve Rogers during Marvel's "Marvel NOW!" relaunch in 2015, it was only a matter of time before he would both go back to being the Falcon and get boosted to Cap in the MCU. Now that Captain America 4 is on the horizon, Marvel's comics…

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Jan 22, 2022

Assassin's Creed Almost Wound Up Going to Space
Over the years, Ubisoft's explored plenty of time periods and locations for the Assassin's Creed franchise, from ancient Egypt and Greece to the Italian Renaissance and the American and French Revolutions. (Still no Wild West or Japan, though.) The sci-fi conceit of present day characters using a machine to relive the…

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Gizmodo
Jan 22, 2022

Hell Yeah, Knives Out for 2022, Baby
Back in 2019, Rian Johnson released Knives Out, a pretty good murder mystery starring Daniel Craig as the charmingly strange detective Benoit Blanc and a murder's row of suspects, including Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, and the late Christopher Plummer in one of his final roles. Johnson's film went on to become a smash…

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Jan 22, 2022

What You Need to Know About the Cybersecurity Risks In the Ukraine Conflict
In case you haven't heard, Ukraine is in trouble: a spat between Russian and NATO-allied forces involving the country has spurred a territorial dispute with major implications for everybody involved.


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Jan 22, 2022

Children of Blood & Bone's Paramount Shift Happened Because of Star Wars
Recently, news broke that the adaptation of the YA series Children of Blood & Bone from Nigerian-American writer Tomi Adeyemi would be developed at Paramount. What was notable about it was how it was originally in development at Disney and Lucasfilm, and something they openly touted as in development back in 2020…

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Gizmodo
Jan 22, 2022

NASA Has a Zany Plan to Sail to an Asteroid
NASA wants to propel a shoebox-sized spacecraft to an asteroid using a solar sail, the first deep space mission by the agency to use such a mechanism.


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Gizmodo
Jan 21, 2022

A 19-Year-Old Just Became the Youngest Woman to Fly Alone Around the World
Zara Rutherford always dreamed of flying solo around the world, but she never thought it would actually happen. It was "expensive, dangerous, complicated, a logistical nightmare," Rutherford told herself. However, as she was finishing school, she decided to do something crazy: try to make her dream come true. She…

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Jan 21, 2022

Big Mechs, Small Mechs, and Mechanized Moons Are the Toys of the Week
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of the latest and greatest in merchandise from across the internet. This week, Bandai's Gundam Universe figures go beyond the time, Aliens gets an unconventional model kit, and making the perfect Death Star shot might be harder than hitting an exhaust port with an…

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Gizmodo
Jan 21, 2022

Google Pixel Watch Launch Tipped for May
Rumors surrounding Google's forthcoming Pixel smartwatch have been circulating for more than a year, and while we know some details about the product, a specific release date hasn't even been speculated.


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Gizmodo
Jan 21, 2022

The Ahsoka Disney Star Wars Show Adds Mary Elizabeth Winstead
When Ahsoka Tano appeared on The Mandalorian, fans went nuts. When it was announced the Jedi apprentice to Anakin Skywalker was getting her own Disney Star Wars show, they got even more excited. And now that show is gearing up for production and is continuing to add to its awesome cast.

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Jan 21, 2022

Leaked Chats Reveal Evidence of Hate Crimes by U.S. Fascists
For the second time in as many years, American fascist organization Patriot Front is facing a humiliating leak of internal communications, messages revealing a trove of evidence pointing to coordinated criminal activities in multiple states, including New York, Washington, Indiana, Virginia, Massachusetts, and Oregon.

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Gizmodo
Jan 21, 2022

What Was Moon Knight Doing, If Not Getting Money From Dracula?
Every time Marvel Studios makes an announcement about its upcoming Moon Knight show, social media is typically blanketed with one of the most famous panels featuring Khonshu's fist: the hero hunting down Dracula, to get his goddamn money. But, as beloved as it is, it's not actually a real panel from the pages of…

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Gizmodo
Jan 21, 2022

Debris From Russian Anti-Satellite Test Nearly Slammed Into Chinese Satellite
A Chinese satellite almost bit the dust on Tuesday when debris produced by Russia's 2021 anti-satellite test zipped past at an uncomfortably close distance.


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Gizmodo
Jan 21, 2022

10 Spectacularly Silly Depictions of the Moon in Sci-Fi Movies
With master of disaster Roland Emmerich's Moonfall arriving Febuary 4, we've got the moon on the brain. Not the semi-plausible or at least seriously considered depictions seen in movies like Moon, 2001: A Space Odyssey, or Ad Astra, but the full-on goofy treatments that put the "fiction" in "science fiction." In other…

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Jan 21, 2022

Why Pet Hamsters Are the Latest Suspect in Coronavirus Outbreaks
You can add pet hamsters to the long list of animals known to carry the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Officials in Hong Kong say they've confirmed an outbreak involving hamsters and humans that was traced back to a pet shop, though it's not clear whether these hamsters transmitted the virus to people. With much controversy,…

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Gizmodo
Jan 21, 2022

Google Denies Facebook Ad Collusion In Motion to Dismiss States' Antitrust Suit
Google's week of combative antitrust pushback came to a fitting conclusion on Friday with the company filing a motion to dismiss large parts of an antitrust case filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and a coalition of other states. Among other things, the new complaint filed last week accused Google of colluding…

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Gizmodo
Jan 21, 2022

Shell CCS Plant Emits More Greenhouse Gases Than It's Captured
Oil companies love to tell the world about the super cool technologies that have that will allow us to keep burning fossil fuels without cooking the climate. But those technologies are largely bullshit.

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Gizmodo
Jan 21, 2022

Mission: Impossible's Next 2 Movies Have Been Delayed Again
Apparently releasing a movie is turning into its own impossible mission. Paramount has just announced that the next two installments in its popular Tom Cruise-led Mission: Impossible franchise have been delayed once again. Mission: Impossible 7, originally scheduled for release in 2021 and most recently scheduled for…

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Gizmodo
Jan 21, 2022

Whoop's Next-Gen Wristband Is Smaller, Smarter, and Still Unnecessary
Whoop has always been a wearable marketed to the most hardcore of athletes. It's been seen on the wrists of athletes in the NBA and other pro sports leagues, which is fitting, because it's designed to maximize training. Personally, I've always been hung up on one thing: I don't want to wear something on my wrist that…

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Gizmodo
Jan 21, 2022

The Supernatural TV Series Gets a Podcast Because Nature Abhors a Supernatural Vacuum
It's been one year, two months, and two days since the series finale of Supernatural aired on November 19, 2020, leaving fans who had spent the previous 15 years watching Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) fight the forces of evil bereft, lost in a world without new Supernatural content. Praise…

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Gizmodo
Jan 21, 2022

Rabbits Across the U.S. Are Dealing With Their Own Deadly Viral Disease
Wild and domestic rabbits across the country are dealing with a deadly and highly contagious viral illness that can kill up to 80% of victims. Known as rabbit hemorrhagic disease, cases of a relatively new type of the illness have been spotted in over a dozen different states since 2020. Officials are warning bunny…

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Gizmodo
Jan 21, 2022

The Arrowverse Returns to Comics, But With a Few Surprises
Of all the different DC superhero shows airing on the CW, only Arrow, Supergirl, and The Flash have managed to transition (briefly) back into comics, and you'll note that two of those shows are already over. This makes Earth-Prime, a new series from DC that will explore the other TV series in the Arrowverse before…

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Gizmodo
Jan 21, 2022

Peloton Is Spinning Out of Control
After enjoying rapid growth during the pandemic, which boosted sales of its at-home exercise equipment, Peloton is now careening off the rails. Internal documents obtained by CNBC suggest Peloton will soon take drastic measures to control costs and account for declining demand.


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Jan 21, 2022

Star Trek: Picard Season 2 Trailer Teases Old Friends and Older Threats
Jean-Luc's next trip is going to throw him all over Star Trek's realities and timelines, so it's probably for the best that he knows a few folks who can help puzzle that stuff out. Problem is: he knows a few enemies that can do just that, too.


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Gizmodo
Jan 21, 2022

New PenguinCam Takes You on a Chaotic Sardine Hunt
Video from a "PenguinCam" is offering an unprecedented first-person perspective of a Gentoo penguin as it forages for sardines and other fish off the coast of Argentina.


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Gizmodo
Jan 21, 2022

Surreal Coral Rose Garden Discovered Off Tahiti
A "work of art" has been discovered in the South Pacific. But rather a canvas, this one is under the sea. It's a sprawling coral reef that looks like a beautiful, otherworldly rose garden. Bonus: The reef is surprisingly healthy.

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Gizmodo
Jan 21, 2022

Tahiti's Newly Discovered Coral Reef Is an Absolute Masterpiece
A "work of art" has been discovered in the South Pacific. But rather a canvas, this one is under the sea. It's a sprawling coral reef that looks like a beautiful, otherworldly rose garden. Bonus: The reef is surprisingly healthy.

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Gizmodo
Jan 21, 2022

Watch Live: ULA Attempts Launch of Asymmetrical ‘Super Slider' Atlas 5 Rocket
On Friday afternoon, United Launch Alliance will attempt to launch a uniquely fitted Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. You can watch the action live right here.


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Gizmodo
Jan 21, 2022

Critical Role's The Legend of Vox Machina Succeeds A Performance Check in Strong Amazon Debut
Dungeons & Dragons' appeal lies in the fantasy it promises to fulfill: Grand tales of fighting epic beasts, slinging blades and casting magic, and exploring exciting new lands to become a legend. It can also fulfill more mundane fantasies you may not have realized you needed, like discovering a new facet of your…

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Gizmodo
Jan 21, 2022

Twitter Launches Feature for Displaying NFTs as Your Avatar
When you fork over a good chunk of money to buy a non-fungible token, which are digital items also known as NFTs, you're essentially buying bragging rights. That's fine, if you're into that sort of thing, but I imagine that it can be disappointing if you only have a small audience to brag to about your purchases.…

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Gizmodo
Jan 21, 2022

Elon Musk Uses Internet to Ask the People of Tonga If They'd Like Help With Their Internet
SpaceX founder Elon Musk wants to know if Tongan residents would like him to save them from their potentially month-long internet blackout. The small pacific island nation was the site of a horrific volcanic eruption last weekend that caused mass evacuations, widespread electricity loss, and a nationwide internet…

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Gizmodo
Jan 21, 2022

The Batman's Main Theme Is Here, and It's Surprisingly Hopeful
The Batman's trailers have given us plenty of chances to hear those swelling horns and the sinister beat of the film's main theme. But it turns out the full piece for Robert Pattinson's dark knight isn't all ominous gloom—it's surprisingly stirring.


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Gizmodo
Jan 21, 2022

How to Close the Gateway to Hell
OK, who put "Turkmenistan is going to attempt to extinguish the eternal fires of the Gateway of Hell" on their 2022 bingo card? Anyone? No? Right then.


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Gizmodo
Jan 21, 2022

11 of the Weirdest X-Plane Designs
X-planes are a class of experimental aircraft designed to test and demonstrate new innovations in flight—some were created for NASA, others for DARPA or the U.S. military. The first X-plane, X-1, was flown by Chuck Yeager in the 1940s and was the first craft to fly faster than the speed of sound. Over the decades,…

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Gizmodo
Jan 21, 2022

IDW Loses the G.I. Joe and Transformers Comic Licenses
IDW Publishing became the fifth-most popular comic book publisher in America on the strength of adaptations of beloved franchises like Star Trek, Ghostbusters, Orphan Black, and CSI. But now two of its most popular series are being taken away: The company will lose both the Transformers and G.I. Joe licenses at the…

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Gizmodo
Jan 21, 2022

Updates From Batgirl, Squid Game's Future, and More
Hulu wants to turn its Bite Size Halloween series into something not so bite sized. Another live-action remake is in the works at Disney. Matt Reeves discusses the tone of his lengthy, lengthy Batman movie. Plus, the Beauty and the Beast Disney prequel adds to its cast. Spoilers now!


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Gizmodo
Jan 21, 2022

7 Trends in Online Extremism to Look Out for in 2022
It's now been well over a year since a horde of pro-Donald Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol, trying and failing to return the former president to office. Slowly but surely, the nation has settled into a new normal. So too have the perpetrators' ideological allies, ranging from the street-brawling Proud Boys to…

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Gizmodo
Jan 21, 2022

Colossal Iceberg Spilled 168 Billion Tons of Freshwater Near Wildlife-Rich Island
Iceberg A-68a—the sixth largest in recorded history—released a hideous amount of freshwater near an ecologically sensitive island, according to new research chronicling the berg's life.


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Gizmodo
Jan 21, 2022

Intel Plans $20 Billion Factory in Ohio to Accelerate Domestic Chip Manufacturing
Intel will invest $20 billion in a sprawling new processor manufacturing facility outside Columbus, Ohio, according to an announcement from the tech giant early Friday. The plant, billed as the single largest private-sector investment in Ohio's history, is expected to create 3,000 jobs, based on the company's…

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Gizmodo
Jan 21, 2022

Yemen Suffers Internet Outage Nationwide After Saudi Airstrike on Telecom
Internet service in Yemen has been taken completely offline after an airstrike by military forces led by Saudi Arabia on a telecommunications building early Friday, according to the web monitoring group NetBlocks.

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Gizmodo
Jan 20, 2022

An Influencer Pilot Is Under Investigation After Being Accused of Crashing His Plane On Purpose
A pilot and professional YouTuber has run into some trouble after he crashed his plane in the California mountains last month, only to be accused of doing the whole thing on purpose to grab some page views. Now he's being investigated by the feds.

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Gizmodo
Jan 20, 2022

Doctors Used Bacteria-Killing Viruses to Take Down an Incurable Superbug
The enemy of our bacterial enemy can indeed be our friend. In a new case report, doctors say they were able to treat their patient's long-festering, drug-resistant infection with the help of specially grown bacteriophages—viruses that infect bacteria. Large-scale clinical trials will likely be needed for these…

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Gizmodo
Jan 20, 2022

The Book of Boba Fett Is Making Me Feel Real Weird About Attack of the Clones
It turns out the Tuskens are a complicated people. The native Tatooinians typified as evil savages in the early Star Wars films have been revealed to be so much more, thanks to TV series The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett. While it's both fantastic and necessary to see cultural depth given to an indigenous…

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Gizmodo
Jan 20, 2022

TikTok Ousts Marketing Guy Responsible for TikTok Kitchens and Other Weird Stunts
The marketing lead behind some of TikTok's wackiest ideas—from NFTs to ghost kitchens and more—was abruptly ushered out of the company, according to multiple reports. The Information was first to report that marketing chief Nick Tran had abruptly departed from the company yesterday, followed by a confirmation from the…

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Gizmodo
Jan 20, 2022

The Batman Movie Is Waaaaaaaaaaay Too Long
The complaint that blockbuster movies nowadays are too long has been a standard gripe for awhile now, and so common that it's become stale and annoying on its own. I want to acknowledge that I know this, and agree with this sentiment, and yet I am utterly powerless not to say Matt Reeves and Robert Pattinson's…

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Gizmodo
Jan 20, 2022

Samsung Teases Its Next Phone, the Second Coming of the Galaxy Note
We're still waiting for the full details of Samsung's next Unpacked event, which will take place next month. But there's good news for anyone who's been missing the company's Galaxy Note: Samsung just teased its return, though it will be a different device than what you might expect.


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Gizmodo
Jan 20, 2022

Ready for Google Glass, Round Two?
With every tech giant from Apple to Microsoft to Amazon rumored to be developing a pair of augmented reality glasses or mixed reality headset, we've been wondering whether Google was planning to wade back into consumer headsets. After all, the company gave AR a shot a decade ago and still hasn't quite recovered from…

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Gizmodo
Jan 20, 2022

Senate Committee Passes Tech Antitrust Bill That's Making Apple and Google Lose Their Minds
Legislative efforts to rein in Big Tech's alleged anti-competitive, self-preferential business practices took a big step forward on Thursday as a bipartisan group of lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted overwhelmingly (16-6) in favor of advancing new antitrust legislation. Now, the hotly contested…

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Gizmodo
Jan 20, 2022

Godzilla Stomps Onto Apple TV With New Spinoff Series
First Godzilla defeated Kong, and now he's going to Apple TV . The streamer just announced it has ordered a series centered on everyone's favorite King of the Monsters; it will be created by Chris Black and Matt Fraction and be set after the events of the 2014 Garth Edwards film. Here's the logline:

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Gizmodo
Jan 20, 2022

There Are 40,000,000,000,000,000,000 Black Holes in the Observable Universe, Says New Estimate
A team of astrophysicists has calculated the number of stellar-mass black holes in the observable universe to be 40 quintillion, accounting for 1% of the total ordinary matter in the universe.


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Gizmodo
Jan 20, 2022

MAGA Chuds Are Failing to Grow Their Audiences on Sites Like Gettr and Gab
After Donald Trump got canned from virtually every major social media site, conservative pundits and personalities urged the MAGA crowd towards a mass exodus to so-called "alt-tech" venues promising freedom from a supposed plague of left-wing censorship. This hasn't worked out quite as well as planned, according to…

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Gizmodo
Jan 20, 2022

Doctor Who Answers a Decades Old Mystery in... a Blu-Ray Trailer?
When Nicola Bryant left Doctor Who in the mid ‘80s, like a lot of things in Doctor Who circa the mid ‘80s, it was kind of weird. One minute she's the sixth Doctor's companion, the next her head's shaved and a weird ugly green slug man's gone and implanted his brain in her body. Rude! But now, three and a half decades…

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Gizmodo
Jan 20, 2022

Texas Hunkers Down for the Cold
Temperatures are dropping in central and south Texas Thursday through Friday morning as the state sees a cold front that may send temperatures plummeting as low as 18 degrees Fahrenheit (minus-8 degrees Celsius) in the Permian Basin on Thursday. These unusually chilly temperatures come just before the one-year…

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Gizmodo
Jan 20, 2022

It's Time to Nuke the Doomsday Clock
To be alive in 2022 is to know we could shuffle off this mortal coil at any given moment. To paraphrase the prophet Phoebe Bridgers: All the billboards say the end is near.


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Gizmodo
Jan 20, 2022

A Supernatural Martial Arts Movie With Iko Uwais and Lewis Tan? Yes, Please
Action fans know when you hear the names Iko Uwais and Lewis Tan, it's time to pay attention. Uwais is the jaw-dropping star of The Raid series who has become a Hollywood mainstay with supporting roles in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Snake Eyes, and Stuber. Tan, best known for Into the Badlands and Deadpool 2, …

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Gizmodo
Jan 20, 2022

D&D's Lead Rules Designer on How the Game Keeps Evolving Player Races
A few years ago, Dungeons & Dragons' creators promised change was coming to the way the game's massively popular fifth edition approached race. Years on, there has been iteration—but as the latest sourcebook looks to the game's future, there's still plenty of changes to be made.


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Gizmodo
Jan 20, 2022

Hackers Just Stole Location Data on Half a Million ‘Vulnerable' People From Red Cross
A band of cybercriminals recently hacked the Red Cross—one of the world's most well-known charities—in an effort to steal sensitive location and contact information on approximately half a million "highly vulnerable" people.

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Gizmodo
Jan 20, 2022

Playstation Inventor Thinks the Metaverse Sucks
The concept of the metaverse has gained an army of supporters over the past year, ranging from Big Tech companies to fashion brands and even dating apps. However, one major tech heavyweight isn't as convinced: PlayStation inventor Ken Kutaragi.

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Gizmodo
Jan 20, 2022

Webb Space Telescope's Mirrors Are Fully Deployed
The Webb Space Telescope completed its complex mirror deployment this week, and the observatory is getting tantalizingly close to completing its journey to L2, where it will orbit the Sun a million miles away from Earth.


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Gizmodo
Jan 20, 2022

The New Scream Has a Hidden, Heartwarming Tribute to Wes Craven
The latest Scream film, which is currently in theaters, is the first in the series not directed by horror legend Wes Craven, who passed away in 2015. It was a burden the new film's directors, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, had on their minds throughout the entire production.

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Gizmodo
Jan 20, 2022

The Windows Task Manager Is About to Look a Lot Less Ugly
With the release of Windows 11, Microsoft took a big step toward modernizing its desktop OS by redesigning outdated interfaces. But when the update arrived, the reception was mixed. Some things looked great, others were wonky (a centered Taskbar, really?!), and then there were some areas that seemed completely…

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Gizmodo
Jan 20, 2022

L'Oréal and Alphabet's Verily Are Working on Extremely Personal Skincare
L'Oréal is always experimenting with ways to make beauty a more tech-savvy industry, with a personalized makeup dispenser, a home hair dye device, wearable UV sensors, and more. Weird gadgets aside, the company is now partnering with Verily, Google parent Alphabet's biotech subsidiary, with a goal of making beauty and…

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Gizmodo
Jan 20, 2022

Have You Welcomed Little Archie Into Your Heart?
The Riverdale incarnation of Archie Comics is so popular, it can be tough sometimes to remember that the original Archie rarely if ever dealt with serial killers, ritual sacrifice, and whatever the hell this was. This means there's a good chance that you—like me—have been sleeping on the adventures of the even more…

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Gizmodo
Jan 20, 2022

Casio's New Keyboard Can Literally Sing Any Lyrics
Just because you can play an instrument doesn't necessarily mean you have a great singing voice. For vocally-challenged musicians, Casio's latest digital keyboard features a built-in vocal synthesizer. Basically, a musician can play a voice in the same way they'd play notes.

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Gizmodo
Jan 20, 2022

Blood Reveals a Troubling Mystery in This Excerpt From Fantasy Tale The Bruising of Qilwa
The debut novella from Persian American author Naseem Jamnia, The Bruising of Qilwa follows a nonbinary refugee who's just fled a homeland where they faced persecution for being a practitioner of blood magic. Their promising new life faces its first challenge when a strange new disease begins to appear—and blood magic…

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Gizmodo
Jan 20, 2022

Doctors Transplant Two Pig Kidneys at Once Into a Human
This week, a team at the University of Alabama said they were able to transplant two kidneys from a genetically modified pig into a brain-dead patient, a step beyond previous experiments that transplanted only one pig kidney. The Alabama doctors say the kidneys were able to function as expected and weren't immediately…

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Gizmodo
Jan 20, 2022

This Flat Lens Technology Could Eliminate Phone Screen Notches and Rear Camera Bumps
As effortless as Apple's Face ID is at allowing you to securely authenticate your identity, the feature comes with several drawbacks, not the least of which being a hideous notch at the top of your iPhone's screen. Metalenz, a company spun out of Harvard University, believes it has a better approach to facial…

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Gizmodo
Jan 20, 2022

Damaged Undersea Cable Could Keep Tonga Offline for Weeks After Massive Volcanic Eruption
Critical aid is just now making its way to Tonga nearly five days after an earth-shaking volcanic eruption rattled the small Pacific island nation. And while telephones service and other basic communication are starting to slowly come back online, a major disruption to an undersea fiber-optic table could leave…

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Gizmodo
Jan 20, 2022

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Looks Absolutely Incredible, But...
It's easy to watch this glorious, six-minute-long gameplay video of TT Games' much-anticipated game Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga and think, "This is definitely worth the wait." Hell, we said the same thing back in August of 2021, when the second trailer arrived. Unfortunately, things regarding the game have…

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Gizmodo
Jan 20, 2022

We Should Turn Big Box Stores Into Solar Farms
Walmart, Target, Home Depot, and other box stores are home to acres and acres of sweet, flat rooftop space. That veritable sheet metal prairie is ripe for many uses, but there may be none better than as solar farms.

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Jan 20, 2022

Oculus Update Brings Apple's Magic Keyboard to the Metaverse
Apple might not be interested in the "metaverse" just yet, but that won't stop its products from finding their way in.


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Gizmodo
Jan 20, 2022

Facebook Wants to Make It Easy for Your Grandparents to Get Into NFTs: Report
Facebook parent company Meta might be the latest entrant into the wild world of non-fungible tokens. Citing "several people familiar with the matter," a new report in the Financial Times claims that teams across Facebook and Instagram are planning for features that would allow users to display the tokens on their…

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Gizmodo
Jan 20, 2022

A New Wallace & Gromit Movie Is Coming to Netflix
Aardman Animations' relationship with Netflix—from Shaun the Sheep to last year's Robin Robin—has been in overdrive since the announcement of a long-awaited sequel to the studio's poultry-liberation epic Chicken Run. Now the streamer and the worker-owned animation studio are teaming up to return to Aardman's most…

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Gizmodo
Jan 20, 2022

The Batman Will Be Epic, Picard Reunites With Q
Jack Quaid promises The Boys will continue to be even more messed up in season 3. The shadow of Q lingers in a new Star Trek: Picard poster. Plus, what's to come on Legends of Tomorrow and Batwoman. Spoilers, away!


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Gizmodo
Jan 20, 2022

The Best iPad Keyboard Shortcuts You Should Start Using Now
The iPad is a capable laptop replacement in many ways, and iPadOS multitasking features and Apple's Magic Keyboard take that to the next level. iPadOS differs from iOS in several ways, and includes keyboard shortcuts and trackpad gestures that unlock functionality you can't get on an iPhone.

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Gizmodo
Jan 20, 2022

Announcing Gizmodo's Degrees of the Future
In the 1950s, a visionary college student might have pursued a degree in computer science, and helped create our modern digital world. In the 1990s, that same student might have studied biotechnology, and developed genetic engineering techniques that are solving today's health crises.


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Gizmodo
Jan 20, 2022

Crypto.com Finally Acknowledges $34 Million Stolen by Hackers
Trading platform Crypto.com lost about $34 million worth of cryptocurrency in a hack on Monday, according to a new blog post by the company published overnight. The company had previously declined to say much about the hack, which forced users to stop withdrawals for most of the day, and only reassured customers they…

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Gizmodo
Jan 20, 2022

CIA Says Havana Syndrome Isn't Caused by Russia or Other Foreign Adversary: Report
Havana Syndrome, the name for a variety of illnesses reported by U.S. spies and diplomats working overseas, isn't caused by Russia or any other foreign adversary, according to an interim report by the Central Intelligence Agency covered by multiple news agencies late Wednesday. But people who insist Havana Syndrome is…

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Gizmodo
Jan 19, 2022

Pentagon Plans to Spend $52 Million in 2022 on U.S Border Spy Blimps
The Department of Defense will spend tens of millions of dollars this year on a number of "surveillance blimps"—high-tech balloons that will be sent to the U.S. border with Mexico for the purposes of ferreting out drug smugglers.

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Gizmodo
Jan 19, 2022

Did You Catch The Book of Boba Fett's Musical Teaser?
Star Wars shows are generally very secretive about what's coming in the future. However, the latest episode of The Book of Boba Fett gave its audience as clear a clue as one can hear. It happened at the end of the fourth episode, "The Gathering Storm," which means we're going to have to talk spoilers.

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Gizmodo
Jan 19, 2022

Binge-Watching TV Linked to Greater Risk of Serious Blood Clots
Binge-watching your favorite series isn't so good for your circulation, a new review of the research suggests. The study found that people who regularly watched TV four or more hours a day were more likely to develop a blood clotting condition that can lead to serious health problems and even death. What's more, this…

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Gizmodo
Jan 19, 2022

Google Finally Starts Letting Android Users Play Games on PC
Google on Wednesday took the next steps in its plan to bring Android games to PCs, opening sign-ups in select regions to beta test the feature a year after it was first announced.


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Gizmodo
Jan 19, 2022

Despite Warnings of Airport Mayhem, Verizon and AT&T Just Turned On True 5G
AT&T and Verizon activated their C-band 5G spectrum today, a move that marks the long-awaited arrival of true 5G speeds for hundreds of millions of customers.


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Jan 19, 2022

Eternals, Star Trek: Discovery, Chucky, and Other Genre Projects Nab GLAAD Media Award Nominations
The 33rd annual GLAAD Media Award nominations are here, and—as is often the case—sci-fi and fantasy projects are well-represented on the list. Dubbed by the organization as "the most visible annual LGBTQ awards show in the world," the event honors fair representations of LGBTQ issues and people in settings both…

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Jan 19, 2022

Samsung Just Leaked Its Own New Tablet—and It Has a Notch
Android tablets are a dime a dozen, but finding one that's a real iPad rival is like scouring for a diamond in the rough. That's why Samsung's Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, which was unexpectedly leaked on an official Bixby support page, looks so intriguing.


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Jan 19, 2022

IRS Will Require Facial Recognition Scans to Access Your Taxes
Online tax filers will soon be required to submit a selfie to a third-party identity verification company using facial recognition tech in order to file their taxes or make IRS payments online.

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Jan 19, 2022

IRS Will Require Facial Recognition Scans to Access Your Taxes Online
Online tax filers in the United States will soon be required to submit a selfie to a third-party identity verification company using facial recognition tech in order to file their taxes or make IRS payments online.

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Jan 19, 2022

Lord of the Rings' Rings of Power, Explained
After what's felt like ages of waiting, Amazon revealed a little more about its plans for its Lord of the Rings prequel streaming series today, namely, its name: The Rings of Power. Sauron's plans to ensorcell the Elves, Dwarves, and realms of Men with his magical trinkets has been at the heart of Tolkien's universe…

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Jan 19, 2022

Daniel Craig Reflects on 007 in a New Doc You Can Watch for Free
It's hard to believe it's been over 15 years since Daniel Craig was announced as the new James Bond. Much has changed in that time but one thing that stayed constant was Craig's gritty, grounded approach to the world's most famous super spy. Craig's Bond has always been a bit more real. A bit more relatable than the …

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Jan 19, 2022

Elon Musk's Starlink Is Causing More Streaks to Appear in Space Images
Researchers at the Zwicky Transient Facility in California have analyzed the degree to which SpaceX's Starlink satellite constellation is affecting ground-based astronomical observations. The results are mixed.


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Jan 19, 2022

Senators Introduce Bill to Protect Satellites From Getting Hacked
A newly proposed law would enhance cybersecurity for commercial satellites—a move designed to protect them from criminal hacking, which is, apparently, a real threat we need to worry about now.

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Jan 19, 2022

I Have Very Bad News About the Justice League
They've lost fights. They've dissolved the team. They've had individual members die, they've been wiped out of existence, and they've been rebooted and forced to start over from scratch. But the Justice League has never faced a problem exactly like this before, and they're not going to get a second chance to solve it.


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Jan 19, 2022

The Expanse's Frankie Adams on Bobbie Draper's Evolution as a Badass
The Expanse wrapped up last week, but we're still thinking about that series finale—and we weren't going to turn down the chance to chat with one of the episode's biggest heroes, and one of the show's toughest characters overall: fierce former Martian Marine Bobbie Draper, played by Frankie Adams.

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Jan 19, 2022

The Moon's Far Side Is Covered in Sticky Soil and Fresh Craters
The Chinese lunar rover Yutu-2 has been exploring the far side of the Moon for three years, making it the longest lunar surface mission in history. In a paper published today in Science Robotics, the Yutu-2 team reports on the rover's progress and what it has revealed so far about the Moon's far side.

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Jan 19, 2022

Winter Weather Is Set to Mess With Texas
Stop me if you've heard this setup before: Temperatures are expected to plummet in Texas as snow and ice descend on the state.


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Gizmodo
Jan 19, 2022

You're Not the Only One Struggling to Get Free Covid Rapid Tests
The Biden administration's website for ordering covid-19 tests is finally here, a little less than a month after the president promised he'd be offering millions of tests free of charge to citizens across the country. But not everyone is having an easy time with it. Folks living in apartments and multi-family homes,…

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Gizmodo
Jan 19, 2022

Social Media Bans of Scientific Misinformation Aren't Helpful, Researchers Say
Just let the anti-vaxxers, climate deniers, and 5G conspiracy theorists live without the constant threat of content removal and bans, lest they flee to even more radical hubs on niche sites and other obscure parts of the internet, the Royal Society has concluded.

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Gizmodo
Jan 19, 2022

Now You Can Pay Money to Use Instagram
Popular Instagrammers can now start charging you money to view their content, in a move that seemed pre-ordained from the moment that Facebook (now calling itself Meta) acquired the photo-sharing app.

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Gizmodo
Jan 19, 2022

The Batman's Robert Pattinson and Parasite's Bong Joon Ho Will Team Up on a Sci-Fi Film
After a director wins an Oscar, the world is their oyster. More so than maybe any other time in their career, they have the chance to basically work on anything or with anyone. And in the case of Parasite director Bong Joon Ho, he's decided to work with the star of The Batman.

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