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Dec 11, 2017

Let's Talk About Tonight's Walking Dead Finale, Shall we?
Well, it was a mid-season finale. The Walking Dead likes to save its major events for premieres and finales. So although we knew the Negan/Rick conflict wasn’t even close to over, and—hmm? What? You just want to talk about that last-minute shocker? Yeah, okay.


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Dec 11, 2017

DIY Bed Bug Treatment Attempt Accidentally Results in Massive Fire
Bed bugs—the blood-sucking, chitinous nightmares which serve as the clearest proof that if there is a divine creator behind the universe, it hates us—were once nearly eradicated from the U.S. But in recent years they’ve come back worse than ever, beefed up from decades of exposure to insecticides and helped along by…

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Gizmodo
Dec 10, 2017

Australia Hits Worst Greenhouse Gas Emissions on Record
Australia’s finally done it! A new NDEVR Environmental analysis shows Australia has never been emitting more greenhouse gas when unreliable estimates for land use-related emissions are excluded, the Guardian reported on Sunday. Over the past year, Australia released an estimated 138.78 metric tons of carbon dioxide…

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Dec 10, 2017

The First Look at the Sense8 Finale Special Is As Heartwarming As You'd Expect
Sense8 is a special show, dedicated in a way almost no other modern television series has been to the inter-connectivity shared between people across countless differences. It has always had, at its core, an exceptional warmth. It’s no surprise, then, that the first sneak peek at the upcoming finale special is…

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Dec 10, 2017

Here's An Exclusive Look at the Psychedelic Apocalypse of New Image Series Prism Stalker
Vep is a refugee in a terrible insect-driven colony, forced into servitude in a horrific alien landscape. In Prism Stalker, she’ll discover more about that awful world. And we’ll see if there’s anything she can do to change it.


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Dec 10, 2017

Lumoid, Best Buy's Supposed Gear Rental Partner, Shuts Down
Lumoid, a four-year-old San Francisco startup which was reportedly partnering with Best Buy to offer try-before-you-buy rental services on products like cameras, audio gear, and fitness trackers, has gone out of business.


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Dec 10, 2017

Virtual Reality is Power in the Second Trailer for Ready Player One
At an event today in Austin, Ernest Cline and the crew of the Ready Player One debuted the film’s second trailer.

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Gizmodo
Dec 10, 2017

You Can Now Click 'Cryptocurrency OK' on Craigslist, Because That's Not Sketchy at All
Bitcoin has continued to explode in value, briefly reaching a high of over $17,000 a coin before settling back down to under $16,000 just weeks after it passed into the five-figure range. But the surge is being driven by speculation, not the ease of actually using bitcoins for transactions, as shown earlier this week…

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Gizmodo
Dec 10, 2017

The Dilemma Of Buying A Dictator's Ferrari
This 212 Inter has an extraordinary history. Not only is this car outfitted with tremendous one-off Ghia bodywork and gorgeous paint work, it was built as the 49th of just 73 examples, used as a Paris Motor Show display car, and was owned by infamous Argentinian dictator, Juan Perón. And now it’s for sale.

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Dec 10, 2017

Add a Year To Your PlayStation Plus Membership For $40
We thought the days of $40 PlayStation Plus sales were behind us, but lo, ', 'B004RMK5QG');' data-amazontag='gizmodoamzn-20' href='https://www.amazon.com/Year-PlayStation-Plus-Membership-Digital/dp/B004RMK5QG?tag=gizmodoamzn-20&ascsubtag=f4a9bcb7521a7efe3d0beb360b98884e61c626c0&rawdata=[t|link[p|1821163815[a|B004RMK5QG[au|5876237249236602398[b|gizmodo'here it is once again. If your membership is due to expire soon, or hell, even if it isn’t, you’ll want to take advantage of this.


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Dec 10, 2017

Sunday's Best Deals: Amazon Devices, Star Wars Games and Toys, Travelpro Luggage, and More
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Gizmodo
Dec 10, 2017

The First Impressions for Star Wars: The Last Jedi Are Overwhelmingly Good
Last night, the Hollywood premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi marked the first time anyone outside of Disney and Lucasfilm got a chance to see Rian Johnson’s long-awaited eighth mainline Star Wars film. (And John Boyega made it after all!) Now, responses have flooded in on social media from attendees, and they’re…

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Gizmodo
Dec 10, 2017

Amazon Just Launched Its Final Wave of Device Deals, and Some Are Better Than Black Friday
We thought Amazon was just about done with discounts on their own gadgets for the year, but a bunch of new deals launched this morning, some of which are actually better than Black Friday.


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Gizmodo
Dec 10, 2017

Uber Settles Lawsuit Alleging It Obtained Rape Victim in India's Confidential Medical Records
Uber has been accused of a lot of very, very bad things over the course of its existence, including a culture of rampant sexual harassment, spying on competitors and users, and covering up hacks by paying off the hackers. But one of the worst things it’s allegedly done was shadily obtaining the medical records of an…

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Gizmodo
Dec 09, 2017

The First Trailer For Jessica Jones' Second Season Features an Epic Spider-Man Diss
Netflix’s Marvel shows have a well-documented history not, well, not doing a very good job of trying to connect to the larger MCU. In the first trailer for Jessica Jones’ second season though, everyone’s favorite alcoholic detective calls out Spider-Man’s Uncle Ben in the best possible way.

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Gizmodo
Dec 09, 2017

Some Twitch Users Are Getting Angry About So-Called 'Booby Streamers'
For years, Twitch.tv has been the web’s go-to for gaming live streams, crowd-sourced experiments like Pokémon playthroughs and commenter-controlled investment portfolios, and other bits of acceptably time-killing content. Unfortunately, this droll peace is being threatened by the internet equivalent of the dumb…

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Gizmodo
Dec 09, 2017

The Latest The Last Jedi Featurette Showcases the Real-World Locations Behind the Film
It’s less than a week now, and we’ve likely gotten all the information we’re going to get before The Last Jedi hits theaters. But that doesn’t mean the behind-the-scenes work is any less interesting.

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Gizmodo
Dec 09, 2017

Meet The Big-Screen Miles Morales in First Trailer for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Today, Sony has debuted the first trailer for Lord and Miller’s animated Spider-Man film, starring Miles Morales and very possibly some other Spider heroes along the way.

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Gizmodo
Dec 09, 2017

Kaspersky Closes DC Office, Says It Is 'No Longer Viable' to Work With Federal Government
Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky has had a rough season stateside amid claims the company’s software scans for and steals documents of interest to the Kremlin. With the use of its products at U.S. government agencies now banned, the company has elected to shut down its D.C.-area headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.


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Gizmodo
Dec 09, 2017

San Diego Comic-Con Wins Lawsuit Over 'Comic Con' Trademark
In a case that could potentially complicate the lives of comic convention organizers the country over, a federal jury has ruled in San Diego Comic-Con’s favor in a suit brought against Salt Lake Comic Con for violating copyright law with their use of the term “comic con.”

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Gizmodo
Dec 09, 2017

Saturday's Best Deals: Philips Hue Lights, Contigo Travel Mugs, Cooking Essentials, and More
Today’s deals start off with Philips Hue lights, Contigo travel mugs, kitchen essentials, and many more.

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Gizmodo
Dec 09, 2017

These Tintype Photos of Star Wars Toys Will Make You Nostalgic on Multiple Levels
With The Last Jedi rapidly approaching, everyone’s been thinking not only of the future of Star Wars, but also of its past.


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Dec 09, 2017

Despite Overwhelming Evidence That This Is Foolish, I Refuse to Use a Case
Here’s a conversation I have a lot:


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Dec 09, 2017

This One-Day Dyson Deal Includes Seven Hose Tools For Every Cleaning Situation
Dyson vacuums dominated the nominations in our Kinja Co-Op for best vacuum, but they can be prohibitively expensive. Today though, refurbs of the ', 'B06Y2BBMP6');' data-amazontag='gizmodoamzn-20' href='https://www.amazon.com/Dyson-Complete-Upright-Certified-Refurbished/dp/B06Y2BBMP6/ref=gbps_img_s-3_1712_c31ccf2a?smid=A1KWJVS57NX03I&pf_rd_p=d3152026-148f-4b24-a686-6518d33b1712&pf_rd_s=slot-3&pf_rd_t=701&pf_rd_i=gb_main&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=6ZD71NRD1X4R7JPFVE0B&kinja_price=262&tag=gizmodoamzn-20&ascsubtag=df981107a7142bedd5cab4ea52850975b7b8cc13&rawdata=[t|link[p|1821149112[a|B06Y2BBMP6[au|5727177402741770316[b|gizmodo'popular Dyson Ball Animal Complete are down to $262 on Amazon, one of the best prices we’ve seen.


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Gizmodo
Dec 09, 2017

Encourage Your Loved Ones to Back Up Their Files With These Discounted Hard Drives
If any of your family members are bad about backing up their files, an external hard drive is one of the best gifts you can give them.


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Gizmodo
Dec 09, 2017

#Flint: State May Reconsider Free Bottled Water Program
Friday marks 1,323 since the people of Flint, Michigan have been without clean water. Although the water is reportedly testing below the federal action threshold, pipe replacement and infrastructure changed in the city have left residents relying on bottled water and filters for clean drinking water. The…

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

The 10 Best Deals Of December 8, 2017
We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.


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Dec 08, 2017

Scientists Observe Earth's Mysterious Hum on the Ocean Floor
Even in the absence of giant earthquakes, this planet is still emitting a quiet hum. Researchers have measured it at the ocean’s depths.


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Dec 08, 2017

FCC Commissioner Blasts Her Own Agency for Withholding Evidence of Fraud
FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel on Friday accused her agency of withholding evidence of fraud, further intensifying the ongoing battle over the future of net neutrality.

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

AI Professor Details Real-World Dangers of Algorithm Bias [Corrected]
However quickly artificial intelligence evolves, however steadfastly it becomes embedded in our lives—in health, law enforcement, sex, etc.—it can’t outpace the biases of its creators, humans. Kate Crawford, a Microsoft researcher and co-founder of AI Now, a research institute studying the social impact of artificial…

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

Microsoft Researcher Details Real-World Dangers of Algorithm Bias
However quickly artificial intelligence evolves, however steadfastly it becomes embedded in our lives—in health, law enforcement, sex, etc.—it can’t outpace the biases of its creators, humans. Microsoft Researcher Kate Crawford delivered an incredible keynote speech, titled “The Trouble with Bias,” at Spain’s Neural…

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

Puerto Rico's Humanitarian Crisis Takes on New Urgency With Alarming Death Counts
The U.S. government says 62 people in Puerto Rico have officially died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Not many people are buying that given the island’s lack of electricity, healthcare access, and clean drinking water.


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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

Apple Is Reportedly ‘Close to Acquiring Shazam'
Apple’s got more cash on hand than any other company on the planet, and some of that cash may go towards acquiring Shazam.

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Dec 08, 2017

Leaked Video Shows FCC Chair Ajit Pai Roasting Himself With 'Jokes' About Being a Verizon Shill
Conservatives aren’t particularly known for their sense of humor, and Ajit Pai has proven in the past that he’s profoundly terrible at telling a joke. On Thursday, he told one bomb after another at a gathering in Washington, DC. Comedy is timing, and Pai thought it was a great moment to get a laugh out of the fact…

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

I Tried a $1,200 Cocktail
We humans have shockingly malleable tastes. Studies have shown that we are more likely to prefer something if we think it’s expensive (even if it isn’t). It stands to reason, then, that a cocktail costing $1,210 should be roughly 80 times more delicious to me than any I’ve ever purchased for myself. So, when Trader…

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

The Shockwaves On a Rain-Soaked Window Screen Are Wonderfully Unique
Throw a pebble into a still pond, and the shockwaves from the disturbance will ripple out in all directions in nearly perfect concentric circles. But disturb the fine mesh of a window screen that’s soaked with rain or morning dew, and the shockwave will ripple out with a unique, four-pointed star pattern.


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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

New Trump–Wikileaks Email Leak Isn't the Bombshell Everyone Thought It was
In the final months before the 2016 election, Donald Trump and his son, Donald Trump, Jr., both received an email containing a link and “decryption key” for Wikileaks files, CNN reported.

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

Elusive 'Magnetic Monopole' Phenomenon Found Hiding in Older Chemistry Experiments
You might have scoffed at the “fuckin’ magnets, how do they work” line from the Insane Clown Posse song “Miracles,” but if we’re being honest here, magnets are pretty nuts. Take any old bar magnet and cut it in half and it will still have a North and a South pole. Keep cutting, you’ll never end up with a single North…

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

Why Airplanes Dump Red 'Water' On Fires
California is weathering the worst fire season many of us have seen out here and responders are still inundated with heavy work. One question I keep seeing, besides “remember Volcano?”, is “why are the firefighting planes dropping red water?” Well, there is a reason. And that’s not just water.


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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

SpaceX Set to Make History Next Week During Supply Mission to the ISS
On December 12, SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, sending an uncrewed Dragon cargo capsule filled with supplies to the International Space Station. No big deal, except that two components, both the first stage rocket and the spacecraft, have already flown on…

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

Six Free PS4 Games Worth Playing
You can have a damn good time on the PS4 without spending a dime thanks to a number of free-to-play games populating the PSN store. Some of these free offerings rival what you’d expect out of a full-fledged $60 game, if not surpass them. Here are our picks for the most worthwhile F2P PS4 games.


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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

ZTE’s Ambitious Dual-Screen Phone Shouldn't Exist
I really wanted to like the ZTE Axon M the first time I tried it. With the trend of smartphone screens getting bigger and longer, surely a phone sporting two screens instead of one would be even better right?

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

San Francisco Winces As Thiel-Funded Queer Social Club Start-Up 'Yass' Preps For Launch 
Once America’s queer capital, San Francisco (and the entire West Coast with it) is being reshaped and remodeled by Silicon Valley’s wealthy residents. Spiking rents and exploding gentrification are financially crippling even those working full-time and pushing out longtime residents of LGBT havens like the Mission and…

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

More Arctic Boat Traffic Could Really Stress Out Narwhals
You know that feeling when you’re under severe stress—your heart begins to race and your mouth gets dry? Well, animals experience their own forms of that, too. And researchers are worried about how narwhals, the so-called unicorns of the sea, will deal with the stress that’ll accompany the loss of sea ice in their…

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

How to Track a Cellphone Without GPS—or Consent
As the Supreme Court mulls over the case of Carpenter v. United States, which may have far-reaching consequences for police who track suspects without a warrant via their cellphones, four engineers at Princeton University have revealed a brand-new method for identifying the location of a cellphone user. The result of…

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

Why Google Is Poised to Hit the Next Critical Milestone in Quantum Computing
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA—Earlier this week, representatives from automotive and airline companies, big banks, software companies, and the military met to learn the basics of quantum mechanics at NASA. And that was only a small part of it.

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

If You Miss Jailbreaking Your iPhone, It Looks Like Google Has a Treat for You
Apple’s iOS is a walled garden that gives the company total control over what can be done with its device. For years, jailbreaking your iPhone was easy and allowed all sorts of custom freedom. It’s been a while since a simple jailbreak has been released. But this week, a Google researcher made an announcement that has…

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

How to Buy a Cheap 4K TV
This is the year. As much as we’ve postured about 4K TVs getting almost cheap enough and 4K content getting almost easy enough to access, this is the year that it’s finally happened. You can buy an excellent 4K TV with HDR support for less than $700, and find stuff to watch on any streaming service. In fact, you have…

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

YouTube Is Working on a Music Subscription Service No One Asked For
YouTube—perhaps the largest repository of free music on the planet—plans to introduce a paid music subscription service in March. What could go wrong?


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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

11 Minor Star Wars Characters Who Got Absurdly Full Lives Beyond the Movies
The Star Wars saga is filled with characters who never get the spotlight, but captured the minds of fans, no matter how minor or inconsequential their appearances were. Here’s 11 blink-and-you’ll-miss-them Star Wars characters that became more prominent than you could ever imagine, thanks to the multitude of tie-in…

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

Why Everyone Is Mad at Patreon Now
Over the past four years Patreon has grown to become the de facto funding model for independent creators online—a platform where supporters pledge small monthly recurring donations that better support an enduring career instead of the need Kickstarter or GoFundMe’s per-project setup fills. But an overhaul of its fee…

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

Very Dumb YouTuber Nearly Died In Very Dumb Head-In-Cement Microwave Stunt
An unabashedly bro-y YouTuber who makes money by posting videos of his dumb bro-y antics nearly killed himself in his latest dumb video.

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

You Survived 2017! Reward Yourself With a Discounted Electric Foot Massager. 
It’s been a long year, and I’d say you’ve earned a foot massage. But if you’re a little weirded out by the thought of a stranger touching your gross feet, a couple of electric massagers from Mynt are cheaper than ever right now.


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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

Devastating Wildfires Continue to Wreak Havoc Across Southern California
With powerful Santa Ana winds gusting as high as 80 miles per hour, firefighters are bracing themselves for another challenging day in Southern California. Over the course of the week, destructive wildfires in the state have forced the evacuation of more than 230,000 people, destroyed hundreds of homes, and torched…

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

This $3,000 GPU Is the Most Powerful Ever, and to Prove It, Nvidia Painted It Gold
When it comes to satisfying the needs of the PC master race, there’s no such thing as too much. That’s why Nvidia went and created the $3,000 Titan V, which the company is calling the most powerful graphics card ever created. Then, Nvidia went and painted it gold, so you wouldn’t confuse it with any of those other…

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

This $65 Harmony Remote Includes the $85 Harmony Hub
$65 for a Logitech Harmony remote is a great deal on its face, but the real reason to buy this model is the included Harmony Hub.


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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

Hackable Talking Toucan Reminds Us That Smart Toys Are Bad
Researchers in the UK recently made a children’s toy repeatedly squawk “twat” to point out its security flaws. To which I say, perhaps consider getting your child a dumb toy this holiday season.


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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

Customizing a Working Lego Mechanical Keyboard Is Incredibly Easy
There are some typing enthusiasts out there who are very, very picky about their keyboards. They’ll go to great lengths to customize every last feature and function so it feels perfect under their fingers. Or, in the case of Lego master builder Jason Allemann, they’ll instead use the world’s most famous plastic bricks…

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

Friday's Best Deals: Winter Gear, Philips Hue Starter Kit, Pelican Coolers, and More
Winter gear, Philips Hue Starter Kit, Pelican coolers, and more are all part of today’s best deals.

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

Here's the First Sub-$10 Electric Arc Lighter We've Ever Seen
It’s 2017, and your lighter doesn’t need fuel anymore, it just needs to recharge over USB. This Tacklife lighter is the cheapest we’ve ever seen of its kind at $10 (with code JQ2UFWXI).

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

Anker's Absurdly Bright LC130 Flashlight Has Never Been Cheaper
Anker, producer of a lot of your favorite charging gear, has its own line of flashlights too, and the high-end LC130 is marked down to $40 today with promo code XMASFLA2.

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

Updates From Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Aquaman, Gotham, and More
Rey mounts a surprising defense in new Last Jedi footage. Get a first look at an angry Aquaman in his solo movie. The new Halloween casts another member of the Strode family. Plus, even more absurd rumors about who could replace Ben Affleck as Batman, and what’s to come on Gotham, Arrow, and more. Spoilers now!


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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

Do Not Buy a Fitbit for Someone You Love
You are going to find yourself idling on a fine website like Gizmodo or wandering through some store like Target or Best Buy, and you are going to remember you need to buy a gift for a loved one. You are going to remember, one time while you were at Outback housing a Blooming Onion that they said they were feeling…

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

Gear Up For Winter Activities With Amazon's One-Day Sale on Everything For the Cold
Winter probably has the most extreme activities you can do, from skiing and snowboarding, to braving a blizzard to drink at your favorite bar (definitely not speaking from experience). Make whatever you’re doing in the cold a little easier with Amazon’s massive sale on winter apparel and gear. From outerwear and snow…

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

Get Started With Philips Hue For $60 Off
There were a ton of Philips Hue lighting deals over Black Friday, but if you didn’t pull the trigger then, the complete starter kit is back down to $140, which is $60 less than usual, and within $5 of an all-time low. This kit now includes four color changing bulbs rather than the three it used to come with, and you…

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

Google Taught an AI to Make Sense of the Human Genome
If you’ve ever watched a prime time crime drama like CSI, you probably recall a scene in which a forensic analyst used a computer to troll through thousands of snippets of DNA, looking for a match between a crime scene and a suspect. Real life doesn’t happen quite like it does on television, but the gist is the same.…

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Dec 08, 2017

Tesla, Uber Investor Posts Twitter Poll Asking If Millions Of North Korean Deaths Would Be Acceptable
Jason Calacanis, founder of Engadget and investor in dozens of companies, including Tesla and Uber, would like to know if it’s morally acceptable for millions of people to die in a preemptive strike against North Korea. It’s just something that came up over dinner.


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Gizmodo
Dec 07, 2017

Deadspin Barstool Sports Editor-In-Chief Calls 16-Year-Old Cheerleader Hot, Sarcastically Apologizes
Deadspin Barstool Sports Editor-In-Chief Calls 16-Year-Old Cheerleader Hot, Sarcastically Apologizes, Deletes Everything | Very Smart Brothas The 20 Blackest Moments From Sharon Reed’s Clapback Heard Round the World | The Slot Surprise: The Shitty Men of Media Were Not Great to Hillary | Earther About Those Infamous…

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Gizmodo
Dec 07, 2017

Forcing Teen to Masturbate for Police Photos Is 'Obvious' Rights Violation, Court Rules
In the latest episode in a twisting and grotesque teen sexting case, an appeals court has reversed a lower court’s ruling related to the case a 17-year-old boy who was asked to strip, then masturbate in front of police officers in Virginia. A district court previously ruled that the estate of the lead detective, who…

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Gizmodo
Dec 07, 2017

The 10 Best Deals of December 7, 2017
We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.


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Dec 07, 2017

Ransomware Shut Down a Whole North Carolina County
Hackers were able to lock down several servers of a county government in North Carolina with ransomware this week, locking local officials out of computer systems that manage inmate populations, child support, and other social services. But despite the outages, the county isn’t planning to pay the $23,000 ransom…

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Gizmodo
Dec 07, 2017

Editor of Top Science Journal Speaks Out Against GOP Tax Plan
If it weren’t really happening, the Republican tax plan would be the plot of some sort of 19th century Boss Tweed parody where everyone is shaped like a flatfish and wearing a monocle. Except, nope, US Congress really does want to, uh, tax tuition waivers on poor grad students.

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Gizmodo
Dec 07, 2017

By the Time You Read This, Bitcoin Will Have a Wildly Different Price
We’re hitting a sort of news singularity with Bitcoin at this point. The rush to report price changes can’t keep pace with the reality. In 24 short hours, its trading price has gone from around $12,000 to $16,000. Now the biggest question is: How long is it going to be before these investors are putting us all at…

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Gizmodo
Dec 07, 2017

Why You Should Get a VPN for Your Xbox One or PS4
After putting up with what my roommates and I like to joke is the “first Roku ever made” for the past few years, I recently decided to do all my video watching through my PlayStation 4 instead. The experience has been a million times better (no more lag, random crashes, or app designs that haven’t been updated in…

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Gizmodo
Dec 07, 2017

Brain Stimulation Trains Monkeys to Perform Tasks
Recall The Matrix. Neo asks Trinity if she can fly a helicopter. She can’t. This has happened to most of us. But then, she makes a phone call to Tank, who uploads the knowledge of helicopter flight directly into her brain.


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Gizmodo
Dec 07, 2017

The Worst-Dressed Villains in Doctor Who History
Doctor Who is almost as defined by its legacy of incredible villains as it is by its ever-changing hero. But not all Who villains are made equally—especially when it comes to their outfits. Here are some of the worst fashion criminals in Doctor Who history... who also just happen to be actual criminals, too.


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Gizmodo
Dec 07, 2017

Trump Officials Say Warrantless Surveillance Program Will Continue Whether Congress Approves It This Year or Not
Having come to the realization there may be little hope for renewing the warrantless surveillance program known as Section 702 by the end of the month, Trump administration attorneys now contend there’s a legal basis for continuing the program through next April.


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Dec 07, 2017

I Tried Deepak Chopra's $350 'Meditation Glasses' and They Are Unbearable 
“Go back to the time of your ancestors, and be still,” meditation guru Deepak Chopra said as lights flashed onto my eyelids. “Journey back to the beach or a grassy knoll or the cool forest or the dessert oasis or the waterfall or mountain top or river bank or the campfire where your ancestors sat millennia ago as the…

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Dec 07, 2017

The Secret to Sorting 25,000 Jumbled Dice Involves Some Surprisingly Simple Physics
Physics has a bit of a problem. Stuff that you don’t really think about, like single items moving on frictionless surfaces or two bodies traveling in the void of space, are really easy to explain. Stuff you experience every day, like water dropping or M&Ms spilling on the floor, are incredibly complex.

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Gizmodo
Dec 07, 2017

The Best Smartphone for Everyone
You did it. You waited out all the announcements back in the spring during Mobile World Congress and the deluge of new handsets that debuted this fall. But now, after upstarts such as Essential have had a chance to shine and giants like Apple and Samsung are done plying their latest wares, there’s a big question worth…

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Dec 07, 2017

Illinois Scraps Child Abuse Prediction Software for Not 'Predicting Much'
Chicago is ending an algorithmic child abuse prevention program after the data mining software failed to flag at-risk kids who died while swamping caseworkers with alerts that thousands of other children were at imminent risk of death.

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Gizmodo
Dec 07, 2017

A Modified CRISPR Could Treat Common Diseases Without Editing DNA
The unassumingly named CRISPR/Cas9 is a technology that stands to remake the world as we know it. By allowing scientists to more easily than ever cut and paste all those As, Cs, Ts, and Gs that encode all the world’s living things, for one thing, it could one day cure many devastating diseases.


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Gizmodo
Dec 07, 2017

Here Are the 5 Biggest Things Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 Is Bringing to Next Year's Android Phones
A couple days ago at Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Summit in Hawaii, the company finally unveiled its next flagship smartphone processor: the Snapdragon 845. But until recently, all we had was a name to talk about. Now that details are trickling out about Qualcomm’s new silicon chip—the one that’s going to power all of 2018's…

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Gizmodo
Dec 07, 2017

AlphaZero Annihilates World’s Best Chess Bot After Just Four Hours of Practicing
A few months after demonstrating its dominance over the game of Go, DeepMind’s AlphaZero AI has trounced the world’s top-ranked chess engine—and it did so without any prior knowledge of the game and after just four hours of self-training.

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Dec 07, 2017

Hero On The Side Of The Road Saves Wild Rabbit From Raging Wildfire
My heart is still in the process of growing three times its normal size after seeing this video of a man scooping up a wild rabbit from the side of the road to save it from the 90,000-acre Thomas wildfire.


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Dec 07, 2017

Warning: This Is Why You Don't Pop Zits With a Woodworking Blade
There are two very important lessons to take away from a recent article in The Journal of Emergency Medicine: 1) Don’t pop zits using a woodworking blade, and 2) Don’t wait seven months to seek medical help if your lower lip starts to resemble a puddle of moldy raspberries.


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Dec 07, 2017

Trump's Decision to Shrink Utah's Monuments Really Pissed Off Paleontologists
Native American tribes, outdoors associations, and everyone else who does not want to see America’s national monuments shrunk found an unlikely ally this week: folks who study dinosaurs.


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Gizmodo
Dec 07, 2017

Why Do I Need Two Instagram Apps?
It’s painfully obvious that Instagram wants to watch Snapchat flame out into a pillar of dust. It has copied a number of its features, fine-tuning them and deploying them even better than Snapchat. And it looks like Instagram is back on its bullshit with a new standalone messaging app.


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Dec 07, 2017

Thursday's Best Deals: Board Game and PC Gaming Gold Boxes, Dyson Vacuums, and More
Game on with board game and PC gaming equipment Gold Boxes, plus save some money on Dyson vacuums and a whole lot more.


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Dec 07, 2017

Jezebel DJ Who Groped Taylor Swift Paid His $1 Settlement to Her in the Rudest Way Possible | The Ro
Jezebel DJ Who Groped Taylor Swift Paid His $1 Settlement to Her in the Rudest Way Possible | The Root A Racist Flyer Might Cost Doug Jones the Election Because the Entire Democratic Party Is Trash | Deadspin Nikki Haley: It’s An “Open Question” Whether U.S. Athletes Will Attend 2018 Olympics | Splinter Al Franken’s…

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Dec 07, 2017

Oracle Exec Unloads on Google, Accuses Search Giant of Supporting Sex Trafficking
As public and political sentiment shifts against the titans of Silicon Valley, the tech world’s tactics in Washington are getting dirty. Google has been facing increased scrutiny lately, and Oracle has been doing its best to fuel the fire. In a new report about its latest attack, Oracle’s political fixer in…

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Gizmodo
Dec 07, 2017

Tile Is the Worst Tech Stocking Stuffer
I lose things. Lots and lots of things—my keys (in the couch), my jackets (inside taxis). Once I left my MacBook behind in a Subway restaurant during the Occupy Wall Street protests. I was lucky; the next morning I found it sitting there untouched underneath a chair as the staff served breakfast. I’ll admit it: When…

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Gizmodo
Dec 07, 2017

Shazam Adds Another Member of the Captain Marvel Family
Rian Johnson confirms a very special Star Wars: The Last Jedi cameo. The Little Mermaid’s live-action adaptation is close to finding its director. Sophie Turner has seemingly confirmed we’ll be waiting a while for Game of Thrones’ conclusion. Plus, new pictures from the Doctor Who Christmas special. Behold, Spoilers!

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Gizmodo
Dec 07, 2017

Build, Upgrade, or Augment Your Gaming PC With Today's Amazon Gold Box
Amazon’s back at it again with another PC gaming-focused Gold Box deal, this time with great deals on monitors, motherboards, routers, and tons of full-on gaming laptops and PCs, including an all-time low price on this maxed out 17" Razer Blade Pro.


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Gizmodo
Dec 07, 2017

Today's a Really Great Day to Buy Dyson Stuff
For a limited time, Dyson’s eBay outlet is taking an extra 20% off any $25 order (maximum $50 discount) with promo code PHOLIDAY20, including vacuums, fans, and even hair dryers. They sell a lot of new stuff on eBay, but the best deals are on the refurbs. Either way, they’re sold directly by Dyson; this isn’t a…

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Gizmodo
Dec 07, 2017

Fill Up Your Board Game Cabinet For the Holidays With This One-Day Amazon Sale
If your board game collection is gathering dust, it’s time to freshen up your options with Amazon’s one-day Gold Box deal.


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Dec 07, 2017

Airlines Decide All Your Checked Smart Luggage Must Become Real Dumb, Battery-Free Luggage
Leading U.S. airlines have all agreed that all your expensive smart luggage is dumb luggage now, CNN reported on Wednesday. Carriers including American, Delta, and Alaska are requiring customers remove lithium-based batteries from the bags and carry them personally before stowing them in their aircraft, citing the…

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Dec 07, 2017

Valve: Your Bitcoin Isn't Any Good on Steam Anymore
Valve’s Steam, the digital distribution platform which enjoys near-monopolistic control of the entire PC gaming industry, has stopped accepting bitcoins as a form of payment due to the currency’s volatility and increasingly unacceptable processing fees.


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Gizmodo
Dec 07, 2017

Relatable Uber Hacker Was Just Trying to Pay His Bills
Uber revealed last month that it paid a hacker $100,000 to keep quiet about the fact that he stole personal data on 57 million users. Now, details about the hacker’s identity are starting to come out—he is a 20-year-old from Florida who lives with his mother and wanted to help pay the bills, Reuters reports.

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Gizmodo
Dec 07, 2017

Zombie Reboot Day of the Dead: Bloodline Looks Sorta Braindead
The horror world lost its zombie godfather earlier this year when George A. Romero left this mortal coil. But his influence continues to be felt every time the undead roam in search of tasty brains—which they’ll certainly do in Day of the Dead: Bloodline, a “reimagining” of Romero’s classic 1985 film, which just…

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