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Apr 06, 2020

Quibi Would Be a Great Service If I Didn't Have to Stream It on My Phone
When Quibi debuted at CES this year, the mobile-first streaming service for so-called "quick bites" touted its signature Turnstyle technology as the future of streaming—a feature made for people in motion who can pull out their pocket computers at virtually any time and stream high-quality video no matter the…

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Apr 06, 2020

Could Trump Cancel the Election Because of Coronavirus?
In the half-decade since he descended from Trump Tower's escalator into every American's brain, almost nothing has been able to dislodge Trump from the center of the public imagination. Technically, the coronavirus hasn't either, as the outcome of this nightmare in large part depends—has already depended—on his…

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Apr 06, 2020

Pat Robertson Didn't Actually Blame America's Coronavirus Crisis on Oral Sex
There's a new quote from Pat Robertson circulating on social media that supposedly shows the far-right pastor blaming the coronavirus pandemic on oral sex. Robertson is quoted as saying, "Some of these young uns are doing all kinds of unnatural things with their sex organs." Admittedly, it sounds like something…

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Apr 06, 2020

Whale Sharks' Long Lifespan Revealed by Atomic Bomb Remnants
Scientists are determining the lifespan of the world's largest fish with the help of nuclear weapons tests from the 1950s and 60s.

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Apr 05, 2020

The Walking Dead, That Was One Goofy-Ass Episode
With the Whisperer War about to reach its bloody zenith and everyone's lives on the line, The Walking Dead apparently isn't afraid to let things get weird first. And the assault rifle-toting ray of sunshine who made her debut last week was only the half of it.


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Apr 05, 2020

The Andrew Cuomo Nipple Mystery, One of the Toughest Jobs on Earth and Humanity's Origin Story: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week
As I write this, I realize that most of you are probably staying at home, like me. First of all, hang in here. This is a long and difficult fight, but I have no doubt we will get through it. Today I must confess that I had lots of help from a bag of little chocolate bars, along with the kind online company of…

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Apr 05, 2020

Fired U.S. Navy Captain Who Fought To Get Sailors Off Carrier Tests Positive for Covid-19: Report
U.S. Navy Captain Brett Crozier, who was fired this week after sending a letter requesting assistance for sailors on the USS Theodore Roosevelt nuclear powered aircraft carrier, has tested positive for covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

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Apr 05, 2020

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Hospitalized Over Covid-19 Concerns
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was hospitalized Sunday after he has continued to exhibit covid-19 symptoms in the 10 days since his diagnosis, according to multiple reports. Johnson's office elaborated that he was admitted to an undisclosed London facility for additional testing based on advice from his doctor,…

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Apr 05, 2020

This Striking Fan-Animated Warhammer 40K Short Was Years in the Making
I am not in any way shape or form an expert on Warhammer 40K. I know, like, two things: space fascists are there, and everything looks extremely cool. But even with that light level of expertise, I can see why people enjoy this fan film.


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Apr 05, 2020

UK Authorities Turn to Social Media Platforms for Help Squashing Dangerous Coronavirus 5G Hoax
Several cellphone towers across the UK went up in flames this week after a bogus conspiracy theory linking the pandemic to the rollout of 5G began to pick up traction online. This string of arsons, as well as widespread reports of related physical and verbal threats directed at broadband engineers, has authorities…

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Apr 05, 2020

Watch This Sweet Short Film About an Unemployed Special Effect
Practical effects used to be the only way of doing things. If you wanted a cool image on screen, you had to build it and figure out how to film it. Now, computers make that work, well, not easier, but different. If you were an old special effect, it would be a rough adjustment.

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Apr 05, 2020

Ant-Man 3 Has Picked Up a Rick and Morty Writer
Marvel usually goes for some humor in their movies, but few are as explicitly comedy focused as the Ant-Man series has been. Which explains why Marvel would turn to one of TV's most effective surreal comedies to find talent.

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Apr 05, 2020

Etsy Encourages Sellers to Produce Cloth Face Masks, So Long as They Don't Make Health Claims
On the day that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised the public to wear cloth face masks to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, Etsy's CEO, Josh Silverman, told his community of sellers that those with the skills and materials to make these masks should consider doing so. But the company…

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Apr 05, 2020

Cathy Yan Fought to Keep Birds of Prey's Most Upsetting Scene
No, not the one with the egg sandwich. Though that was tragic. No egg sandwich should ever have to go through that.

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Apr 05, 2020

Marvel is Offering Access To a Bunch of Comics For Free
If you're looking for something new to read, Marvel is making 12 comics available to download for free right now through the Marvel Unlimited app for iOS and Android.


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Apr 05, 2020

This Video Essay Tries to Explain the Disaster That Is Cats
In the not-so-distant past, Cats was the most fascinating and baffling thing we'd ever seen. Tom Hoopper's wildly unnecessary and just plain wild adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical about cats pining for the sweet embrace of death is a profound, transfixing disaster. It raises a lot of questions. Namely, …

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Apr 05, 2020

Sunday's Best Deals: Disney Steelbooks, Samsung Soundbars, Top eBooks, and More
A sale on Disney steelbooks, 25% Nike shoes, a cheap gaming mouse, animal duvets, and more lead the pack of top Sunday deals.


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Apr 04, 2020

The Coronavirus Outbreak is Making Dairy Farmers Dump Milk, Even as Food Demand Skyrockets
In recent days, social media has been abuzz over photos of large trucks dumping milk, which seems astonishing since the demand for groceries has ballooned in recent weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the pandemic has disrupted the dairy industry, and is precisely the reason why dairy farmers have to make…

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Apr 04, 2020

Zoom Makes Common-Sense Security Measures Default After Wave of Troll Attacks
Beginning Sunday, Zoom will begin requiring passwords and enabling virtual waiting rooms by default in an attempt to tamp down on the flood of troll attacks that's accompanied its ballooning userbase in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic.

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Apr 04, 2020

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker's Lightsabers Are Holding Some Incredible Design Secrets
A lightsaber is a part of a Jedi, a defining tool that reflects their personality, their goals, their needs. It turns out, this is just as true of the prop lightsabers designed by Lucasfilm as it is for their in-universe depictions.

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Apr 04, 2020

China Gives New York 1,000 Ventilators as U.S. Government Continues to Drag Its Feet
At least China is taking New York's ventilator shortage seriously, even if President Donald Trump won't.


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Apr 04, 2020

A Man on Lockdown Is Beset By His Action Figures in This Delightful Horror Short
Some of us are coping with life in the age of social distancing well, bettering ourselves, learning new hobbies, generally making the rest of us feel inadequate. And some of us are going to war with our action figures.

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Apr 04, 2020

This Steven Moffat-Penned Doctor Who Short Story Is a Sweet Introduction to the Doctor
From the perspective of the young Amy Pond, meet the Raggedy Doctor.

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Apr 04, 2020

U.S. Will Pay Hospitals to Treat Uninsured Coronavirus Patients
The Trump administration announced on Friday that it will pay hospitals to treat uninsured coronavirus patients, a persistent problem in America that has been magnified in light of the global pandemic.

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Apr 04, 2020

Shazam Gets Ready for His Lego Debut in This Trailer For Shazam! Magic and Monsters
Shazam, who, after years, I still call Captain Marvel, is an excellent fit for the wacky world of Legos. Now, after some teases, he's ready to make his full debut in the DC Lego universe, bringing his friends and his youthful joy de vivre along with him.

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Apr 04, 2020

Saturday's Best Deals: Buy 2 Get 1 Makeup, Classic Literature, Batman Beyond, and More
A PUR buy 2 get 1 sale, free children's books and classic literature, bamboo toothbrushes, a deal on refurbished security systems, and more top the list for Saturday's best deals.

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Apr 04, 2020

Negan Has an Awkward Conversation in This Clip From The Walking Dead's Season 10 Finale
Look, in the post-apocalyptic survival business, people, well, sometimes they get murdered. It's rough going.

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Apr 04, 2020

Scientists Made A Drone To Capture Whale Snot
Right now, whales are facing myriad threats, from pollution and getting tangled in fishing gear, to warming and acidifying oceans. To understand how those threats are affecting whales, scientists need data. And to get that data, they've come up with a drone that can capture whale snot.

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Apr 03, 2020

Siri Might Be Getting a Huge Improvement
Apple regularly acquires artificial intelligence startups to build up Siri's capabilities, but its latest purchase might make Siri more conversational. According to Bloomberg, Apple just bought Voysis, an AI startup that makes it easier to use a voice assistant to buy stuff in shopping apps.

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Apr 03, 2020

Discovery of Living Microbes Deep Beneath the Seafloor Offers Hope for Life on Mars
Surprising quantities of bacteria have been found living in clay-rich rocks under the Pacific seafloor. The discovery raises the possibility of equally resilient microbes living deep beneath the surface of Mars.


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Apr 03, 2020

Who Is This Stockpile for?
Yesterday, Jared Kushner was summarily roasted by reporters, who pointed out that his flat-out statement that the federal stockpile is "our stockpile" not "states' stockpiles, that they can then use" directly contradicted the definition of the national stockpile on the website of the Department of Health and Human…

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Apr 03, 2020

Wisconsin Governor Finally Admits Coronavirus Pandemic Should Delay Election
Democratic Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has called at the absolute last minute for legislators to delay the state's upcoming election and switch to vote by mail in order to prevent people from heading to the polls during the coronavirus pandemic. But it appears to be too late.

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Apr 03, 2020

FEMA Contractor Tracing Coronavirus Deaths Uses Web Scraping, Social Media Monitoring
On December 31, few Americans had ever heard the word "coronavirus." It was unfathomable that in cities like Pittsburgh, the National Guard would soon be deployed to work food lines that stretch longer than the eye can see. Few had ever experienced the emotional strain of having to physically separate themselves from…

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Apr 03, 2020

Everyone Should Be Wearing a Face Mask
There is no single solution or policy that will get us through this coronavirus pandemic, but there is one thing that every American should be doing if possible, and that's wearing a face mask whenever you're likely to come into contact with others.

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Apr 03, 2020

Zoom Bombings Started Off as Pranks. Now Someone Could End Up Dead
For those unaware, Zoom officially has a porn problem. The multibillion-dollar video messaging mainstay among employees at Johnson & Johnson and the Department of Homeland Security—not to mention a household name among currently house-bound citizens across the country—has been rocked by story after story of pranksters…

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Apr 03, 2020

Vudu Has You Covered for Movie Night With $5 Titles This Weekend
$5 Movies All Weekend | Vudu

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Apr 03, 2020

10 Animated Classics for a Totally Radical '90s Bingewatch
The ‘90s were a simpler time when everything was stonewashed, most people didn't carry cell phones, and animation was absolutely all over the place in terms of tone and style. The shows a lot of us grew up watching have managed to hold up surprisingly well—and given the fact that a lot of people are staying home these…

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Apr 03, 2020

Hurricane Season on Top of a Pandemic Will Be a Nightmare
Trying to evacuate your home before a hurricane hits is hard enough. Now imagine doing it against the backdrop of the ongoing covid-19 pandemic.

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Apr 03, 2020

Interstellar Comet Borisov Just Lost a Chunk
Recent images of the second interstellar comet known to have visited the solar system appear to reveal a fragment or fragments falling off of its core.


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Apr 03, 2020

One of the Xbox Creators Is Suing Atari Over Unpaid Work on Its Long-Awaited Retro Console
While other companies have been regularly churning out hardware that lets aging gamers enjoy retro titles, Atari has turned the production of its own throwback console into a drawn-out soap opera, with the latest episode

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Apr 03, 2020

Disney Decides on New Marvel Movie Dates, Drops Artemis Fowl to Streaming
Because it's still unclear if and when countries across the world will manage to get on top of the covid-19 pandemic, there is no way of knowing when it will once again be safe for the public to return to everyday life and pile into movie theaters. This has led to Disney pushing back the release dates of a number of…

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Apr 03, 2020

The Five Best Seat Cushions (and One Chair) for Home Offices, According to Our Readers
Not to dismiss the very real struggles happening around the world right now, I must say, my butt hurts. In fact, this is the second time I've stressed this fact just this week. I'm sitting at home, working A LOT, and as a result, my butt hurts. So, of course, after turning to our readers for your recommendations of…

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Apr 03, 2020

Which Baby Yoda Toy Is Right for You?
The world was so different last November. People were shaking hands, going to the movies, and there were zero toys of The Mandalorian's Baby Yoda.

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Apr 03, 2020

Revisiting Black Net.Art and Webpage Poetry
The covid-19 museum closures have made abundantly clear that accession committees and the web's corporate overlords don't have much love for net art. While museums spent the past decade and hundreds of millions of dollars colonizing the earth and sky to make space for hoards of painting and sculpture, the web's…

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Apr 03, 2020

Zoom Now Under Investigation by at Least 2 States Over Security Complaints
Multiple state attorneys general are banding together in an investigation of teleconferencing software Zoom, whose exponential growth in the past few weeks amid the social distancing measures imposed during the covid-19 pandemic has been marred by an off-putting number of security issues.

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Apr 03, 2020

How to Tolerate the People You're Quarantined With
It's been several weeks since we've begun "physical distancing," and everyone is figuring out how to maintain their social relationships with people they can't see anymore. But what about the people you are forced to see too much?

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Apr 03, 2020

Tests That Can Tell Who Has Had the Coronavirus Are Here, With Some Limitations
This week, the U.S. government approved the first blood test in the country that will look for the antibodies produced by the body to fight the novel coronavirus. Such a test can reveal whether someone is actively infected by the virus, as well as whether they were previously infected but recovered. While these tests…

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Apr 03, 2020

Disney Will Fix Borked Aspect Ratio on The Simpsons by May
Disney , home of the first 30 seasons of The Simpsons, says its promised fix for the aspect ratio that cropped some visual jokes from the series when it first arrived on the service should be implemented by the end of May.

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Apr 03, 2020

Buy Committee: Should I Buy Hori's Split Pad Pro Controller While It's on Sale?
Buy Committee, our own Quentyn needs your help deciding on whether to plunk down and buy Hori's Split Pad Pro (Daemon X Machina Edition) for the Nintendo Switch.


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Apr 03, 2020

Sailors Cheer Navy Captain Who Was Dismissed for Pleading Assistance for Coronavirus-Infected Ship
A mass of sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, a nuclear aircraft carrier experiencing a covid-19 outbreak, cheered recently dismissed commanding officer Captain Brett Crozier as he disembarked the ship on Thursday night. Crozier's offense: copying too many people on an SOS email.


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Apr 03, 2020

Protect Yourself From Harmful Radiation With 50% Off Gadget Guard Alara Phone Cases [Exclusive]
50% off Alara Technology iPhone Cases | Gadget Guard | Use code GIZMO50

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Apr 03, 2020

I Wish Animal Crossing Treated Islands More Like Real Life
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the island getaway we all need. My island paradise is covered in coconut trees, red tulips, and peacock butterflies. It's perfect… a little too perfect, perhaps. The game presents a glamorous tale of island life when the reality is much more complex.

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Apr 03, 2020

Climate Disasters Make Vulnerable Countries More Susceptible to War
As out planet heats up, one of the most important we can understand is the relationship between climate change and war. Scientists, advocates and policymakers have argued that in Syria, Yemen, Sudan, and Libya, drought exacerbated existing regional conflicts.

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Apr 03, 2020

Turok, Kathy Rain, and Yes, the DOOMicorn Slayer Master Collection, Are Free on Twitch Prime This Month
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Apr 03, 2020

SpaceX Starship Prototype Collapses in Third Failed Test
Space is hard. We now have another reminder of this sad fact, as a prototype of SpaceX's next-gen rocket collapsed in on itself during tests this morning, in what is now the third incident of its kind for the Starship program.


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Apr 03, 2020

Oopsie, Apple Leaked Its Own Product on YouTube
Apple has seemingly foiled its characteristically tight-lipped approach to new product launches by evidently mistakenly confirming one in an unrelated YouTube tutorial on its support channel.

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Apr 03, 2020

Reach Your Climax With a $40 Ella Paradis Vibrator Bundle [Exclusive]
Ella Paradis Vibrator Duo | $40 | Ella Paradis


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Apr 03, 2020

HBO Made a Bunch of Stuff Free to Watch, Here's What You Should Check Out (or Skip)
HBO is getting in on the social distancing relief. The network has announced that dozens of its shows and Warner Bros. movies have been made available to stream without a subscription, starting today. We've picked some things you might want to check out, and some to probably avoid. You're not that desperate.


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Apr 03, 2020

Hacker Figures Out How To Capture Horrible-Quality Video on Audio Cassettes
Compared to the audio quality of digital files and CDs, analog cassette tape was kind of awful. And as YouTube's Kris Slyka discovered, it's an even worse medium for recording and playing back video, but quality issues don't make Slyka's clever hack of an old cassette recorder any less impressive.


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Apr 03, 2020

Friday's Best Deals: Children's Books, Circular Lamp, Memory Foam Pillows, Onsen Towels, and More
A large heating pad, Comixology Marvel sale, Instant Pot, and six months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate lead off Friday's best from around the web.

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Apr 03, 2020

Grab a Pair of Bluetooth Headphones For a Low $20
Bluetooth headphones | $20 | Amazon | Clip coupon

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Apr 03, 2020

This Smart Bottle Made Drinking Water a Little Less Boring With Flavor Pods
Smart water bottles and tracking hydration with apps feel kind of pointless—like expensive Instagram influencer fodder. The bottles I've tried out in the past were way more trouble than they were worth because the last thing I want to do is charge a bottle that sends me notifications to drink more water. Not to…

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Apr 03, 2020

Disney's Obi-Wan TV Show Has Hired a New Writer for Some Significant Changes
Universal has rescheduled A Quiet Place Part II. Superman & Lois has found its General Lane. Francisco Angones teases the cameos to come in Ducktales' third season. Get a first look at Riverdale taking on Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Plus, what's to come when NOS4A2 returns. Spoilers now!


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Apr 03, 2020

This 6-Pack Of Foldable Storage Bins Are Only $17
Foldable Storage Bins | $17 | Woot


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Apr 03, 2020

How to Make Phone Calls From Your Computer
In our new reality, plenty of us are having to get used to working from home, and that often means making and taking calls, depending on your job. If you don't want to have your phone pressed to your ear all day, or you'd rather keep your work on your work machine and your actual life on your phone, you can get those…

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Apr 03, 2020

Use sunlight to charge your devices with RAVPower's Solar Charger, Now $40
RAVPower Solar Charger | $40 | RaVPower | Use code COME50


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Apr 03, 2020

Trump Shocked to Learn 3M Selling Masks Overseas After He Failed to Invoke Defense Production Act
President Donald Trump lashed out Thursday night on Twitter against 3M, the Minnesota-based maker of vital N95 masks used in hospitals around the world during the coronavirus pandemic that has sickened over 1 million people and killed almost 54,000. Trump was apparently upset to learn that 3M has been exporting many…

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Apr 03, 2020

Clone Wars Teaches Ahsoka the True Gulf Between the Jedi and the People They're Meant to Protect
One of the overarching complaints that the Star Wars prequels always put into question was how the average citizen of the galaxy could so quickly believe that the Jedi could turn on the Republic. This week's Clone Wars episode shows us just how easy it was for people to do so, and how Ahsoka might be coming around to…

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Apr 03, 2020

Amazon Keeps Finding New Ways to Screw Over Its Warehouse Workers Amid Covid-19 Pandemic
Amazon has been scrambling to perform damage control amid alarming reports from employees and demands from lawmakers regarding its lackluster response to the covid-19 pandemic, but on Thursday the e-commerce giant's PR crisis spiraled even further.


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Apr 03, 2020

Leaked Memo Shows Amazon Elite Outlining Smear Campaign Against Fired Employee: Report
Amazon has been scrambling to perform damage control amid alarming reports from employees and demands from lawmakers regarding its lackluster response to the covid-19 pandemic, but on Thursday the e-commerce giant's PR crisis spiraled even further.


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Apr 02, 2020

Elon Musk's BiPAP Machines May Be Better Than Nothing, at Least
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said he'd be sending desperately needed "FDA-approved ventilators" to hard-hit hospitals across the nation dealing with the coronavirus crisis—but they haven't been the high-grade kind needed to keep intensive care patients alive. Instead, those sent off so far appear to be Bilevel…

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Apr 02, 2020

10 Cult Horror Movies You Can Watch Right Now on Amazon Prime
There are few things more comforting than watching (or re-watching!) a movie so weird, funny, and/or gross that it makes you forget about the outside world. With that in mind, here are 10 of our favorite horror cult classics streaming on Amazon Prime. Share your own recommendations in the comments!


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Gizmodo
Apr 02, 2020

These Flies Have Been Trapped in the Bone Zone for 41 Million Years
A pair of long-legged flies met a Romeo-and-Juliet ending some 41 million years ago, when a falling drop of tree resin ruined their tender moment. On the bright side, their disrupted act of fornication was preserved for all eternity in this pornographic piece of amber.


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Apr 02, 2020

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Apr 02, 2020

Extreme Experiment on Mexican Volcano Challenged the Speed of Light
New measurements from an experiment near the top of an extinct Mexican volcano have placed a stringent new limit on whether light can exceed the universe's well-known top speed.


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Apr 02, 2020

Coronavirus Cases Hit 1 Million Worldwide as Deaths Top 50,000
The world reached two somber milestones this Thursday. There have now been more than 1 million reported cases of covid-19, the pandemic disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Earlier in the day, the reported death toll climbed past 50,000. Both numbers undersell the damage that covid-19 has wrought…

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Apr 02, 2020

Watch These 5 Genre Series You've Always Wanted to Try, Now That You Have All the Time
We've all said it. We've nodded along as our friends and co-workers gush about a series, pulled it up on our phones and panic-glared at the number of episodes, and then politely said "I'll check it out when I've got the time!" knowing full well that we will never have the time. Well, times have changed...and suddenly …

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Apr 02, 2020

A Brief History of One Month Ago Today
On Monday, March 2, 2020, the day started with tweets from President Donald Trump accusing the Democrats of "fear mongering" about coronavirus. The day ended with Fox News insisting the threat of covid-19 was little more than media hype. In between, there was a whole bunch of fuckery.


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Apr 02, 2020

With Tours Canceled, Venues Closing, And Futures Uncertain, Musicians Flock To Twitch
Popular musician Marc Rebillet's March 17 Twitch stream—the first in his "Quarantine Livestream Tour"—began just like his other shows: Wearing a silken robe, he improvised a series of songs based on topic suggestions from his audience. People asked for songs about the apocalypse and toilet paper. About an hour and a…

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Apr 02, 2020

Man Tries to Ram Train Into U.S. Navy Hospital Ship, Doesn't Even Come Close
Prosecutors say a train derailment in San Pedro near the Port of Los Angeles on Tuesday was an intentional attempt to either sink the hospital ship USNS Mercy—which the U.S. military deployed to the region as part of relief efforts—or just crash somewhere near it.

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Apr 02, 2020

The Lelo Sona 2 Cruise Is 15% Off
Lelo Sona 2 Cruise | $118 | Lelo


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Apr 02, 2020

The Essential Clone Wars Stories Every Star Wars Fan Should Watch
Star Wars: The Clone Wars is back in our lives for one last time, with its seventh season now airing on Disney . Maybe you dismissed it when it first aired because it's "just" a cartoon, maybe you just never got around to watching, but either way, you've missed out on one of the greatest pieces of the galaxy far, far…

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Apr 02, 2020

This Tiny Skull Cap Is Rocking What We Know About an Ancient Human Species
A partial skull found in South Africa suggests Homo erectus—an ancestral human species—appeared 100,000 years earlier than previously thought. The new research also shows that H. erectus lived alongside two other hominin species, neither of which were human.

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Apr 02, 2020

The Army Predicted 80,000 to 150,000 Coronavirus Deaths Back in February: Report
Back in early February, the U.S. Army predicted that 80,000 to 150,000 people could die as a result of the covid-19 outbreak, as evidenced by an unclassified briefing published by the Daily Beast this morning. That range now falls below the White House task force's latest projection of 100,000 to 240,000 deaths, but…

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Apr 02, 2020

Apple Finally Lets You Buy Amazon Prime Movies on iPhone and Apple TV
Apple appears to be loosening up its policies around in-app purchases that have come under fire from third-party services and antitrust regulators over what's come to be known as the "Apple tax." An agreement between Apple and Amazon will now allow users to purchase movies and TV shows from their iPhone or Apple…

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Apr 02, 2020

FCC to Vote on If We'll Get Better Wifi
Devices with Wi-Fi 6 started rolling out at the end of 2019, but now, a new vote proposed by the FCC could open up the 6Ghz band to unlicensed wifi and add a massive speed boost to wireless gadgets.


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Apr 02, 2020

'It Feels Like We're Surrounded by the Virus on All Sides'
Welcome to Sick Days, a series documenting how jobs are changing during the coronavirus pandemic, as told by workers themselves. This week, we hear from a stay-at-home parent, a seamstress in a theater, an IT worker, a music school teacher, and a 911 operator.

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Apr 02, 2020

Taking 911 Calls in the Age of Coronavirus
Welcome to Sick Days, a series documenting how jobs are changing during the coronavirus pandemic, as told by workers themselves. This week, we hear from a stay-at-home parent, a seamstress in a theater, an IT worker, a music school teacher, and a 911 operator.

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Apr 02, 2020

Forget Kids, I Need This Hand Stamp That Disappears When You've Properly Washed Your Hands
Even after singing all six minutes of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody, I'm still anxious that I haven't washed my hands long enough to ensure they're properly clean. So I like the idea behind this clever hand stamp for kids that forces them to thoroughly scrub for at least 30 seconds before it completely disappears.

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Apr 02, 2020

I Can't Believe You Fuckers Made Me Solve the Andrew Cuomo Nipple Mystery
It brings me no pleasure to announce that I have solved the mystery of Andrew Cuomo's nipples.

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Apr 02, 2020

Godzilla Is Coming to Magic: The Gathering, and He's Bringing Friends
Spend two mana, tap Godzilla: Player may stand up and yell one "SKREE-ONK" into the air.


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Gizmodo
Apr 02, 2020

Scientists Are Testing Nitric Oxide to Treat Coronavirus Patients
Scientists in Massachusetts, Italy, and elsewhere are experimenting with a familiar medical treatment for the new problem of covid-19. They've begun clinical trials meant to find out whether inhaled nitric oxide can save people who are severely sick from the new coronavirus. This treatment might even be used…

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Gizmodo
Apr 02, 2020

Amazon Will Finally Give Workers Masks and Temperature Checks
Following concerning reports on worker safety and demands from lawmakers, Amazon is finally planning to start performing temperature checks and providing face masks for all workers at its European and U.S. warehouses, as well as Whole Foods stores, early next week, Reuters reports.

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Gizmodo
Apr 02, 2020

UN Climate Talks Are Delayed. Maybe That's Good
It's official: the United Nations (UN) climate talks are postponed.

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Gizmodo
Apr 02, 2020

Adorable Miniature Record Maker Teaches Kids Not to Take Spotify For Granted
Hand a kid raised on streaming music services a vinyl record and they'll wonder why someone made a flat frisbee that can't fly. Yuri Suzuki's lo-fi Easy Record Maker will not only teach kids what a record is, but it will also show them how they're created, and in the process ensure they never take streaming music…

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Gizmodo
Apr 02, 2020

Thursday's Best Deals: Free Amazon Music Unlimited, Le Creuset Cast Iron Skillet, Soulcalibur VI, Sonos Speakers, and More
A free three-month subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited, a discount on Soulcalibur VI, a stainless steel kettle, Sonos speakers, and more light the fire for Thursday's best deals of the day across the weird wide web.


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Gizmodo
Apr 02, 2020

The Best Wireless Headphones You Can Buy Right Now
Admit it: You need to get some wireless headphones. With Bluetooth improving every year and headphone jacks disappearing from all of our devices, it makes sense to invest in a future without wires if you like listening to music, watching videos, or just making the outside world less loud. Of course, how you use your…

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Gizmodo
Apr 02, 2020

The Magicians Deserved Better Than to End This Way
This was not supposed to be the end and you can tell. Syfy's announcement that they wouldn't renew The Magicians after five seasons seems to have left the showrunners scrambling to complete season-long and series-long arcs in one 45-minute episode. The result is a series trying to make the best of a bad situation,…

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Gizmodo
Apr 02, 2020

Shave as Much as You Want With a $9 Billie Subscription
Billie Razor | Billie | $9/Month


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Gizmodo
Apr 02, 2020

Train to Busan: Peninsula's First Trailer Is the Kind of Stress You Don't Need Right Now
Yeon Sang-ho's Train to Busan expertly captured the sheer overwhelming sense of devastation that would be created by a zombie outbreak that quickly spread its way through a densely-packed, unsuspecting nation. Given the current state of the world, the first trailer for Train to Busan: Peninsula—a sequel to the…

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