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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2024

The Best Headphones in 2024
A good pair of headphones is nothing less than a necessity in this age. Whether you're attending meetings on the go or jamming to music on the subway, you need headphones that sound good, look good, last long, and ideally silence the loud outside world around you.

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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2024

Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 3 Finally Ties It All Together
Stop me if you've heard this before: the Bad Batch find themselves up against, and running away from, some kind of giant creature. "Why," grunts Wrecker, the team's beefy strongman as he huffs along, "why is there always a huge monster?" It's a fun gag, because really, with The Bad Batch, there almost always is a huge…

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Gizmodo
Feb 20, 2024

Rogue One's Gareth Edwards to Direct Upcoming Jurassic World Film
The Creator and Rogue One: A Star Wars Storyfilmmaker Gareth Edwards has entered the dino arena. The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed Edwards as the next helmer in the Jurassic World franchise. Steven Spielberg is set to produce through Amblin Entertainment, along with Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley on board…

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Gizmodo
Feb 20, 2024

Scammers Sent Fake iPhones 'For Repair' to Get $3 Million in Authentic Phones From Apple
Two men in Maryland who sent thousands of counterfeit iPhones to Apple for repairs to get authentic replacement iPhones in return were found guilty by a federal jury on Tuesday, according to an announcement from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia. The men now face up to 20 years in prison.

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Gizmodo
Feb 20, 2024

Disney Movie Club Is Ending Right When Physical Media Is Resurging
Despite what Best Buy will tell you, physical media, including Blu-rays, is back in style—spurred along by the panic that comes when streamers remove content and a movie or TV show becomes suddenly very inaccessible. While most Disney content is readily available, there are a few difficult-to-snag titles, something…

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Gizmodo
Feb 20, 2024

Signal's New Usernames Will Let You Keep Your Phone Number Private
For those who care about digital privacy, few apps are more beloved than Signal. For years, the end-to-end encrypted messenger has offered some of the best privacy protections on the web. Strong encryption, zero subscription fees, and virtually no data collection? What's not to like?

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Gizmodo
Feb 20, 2024

Elon Musk Says Neuralink's First Patient Can Move a Computer Mouse With Their Thoughts
The first human implanted with a Neuralink brain chip can control a computer mouse with their thoughts, Elon Musk claimed in an X Spaces event Monday. The anonymous patient has recovered fully, according to Musk, after having a Neuralink chip implanted into their brain just a few weeks ago.

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Gizmodo
Feb 20, 2024

Hasbro's New Marvel Legends Figures Take a Wild Trip to the Savage Land
Hasbro dropped a new look at a plethora of incoming arrivals for its Marvel Legends line, and it is certainly a random plethora, covering everything from Spider-Man, the X-Men, Captain America, and more—including a sideways step into the most feral build-a-figure yet.

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Gizmodo
Feb 20, 2024

A Delta Flight Will Give Passengers a Wild View of the Solar Eclipse
Delta Airlines is offering a special flightpath that will put its passengers right in the heart of the upcoming total solar eclipse in April, scheduled to coincide with the peak of the rare event.

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Gizmodo
Feb 20, 2024

Meet 'Groq,' the AI Chip That Leaves Elon Musk's Grok in the Dust
Groq, an AI chip company, wants everyone to forget about Elon Musk's snarky chatbot with nearly the same name, Grok. Lightning-fast demos from Groq went viral this weekend, making current versions of ChatGPT, Gemini and even Grok look sluggish. Groq claims to provide "the world's fastest large language models," and…

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Gizmodo
Feb 20, 2024

Nesting Doll Stars Proposed as Solution to General Relativity
If you asked an astrophysicist what is yet to be discovered in the universe, there's a good chance they'd paraphrase Donald Rumsfeld: It's full of known unknowns.

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Gizmodo
Feb 20, 2024

Elizabeth Warren Reveals ‘Dream Blunt Rotation' as Crypto Fanatic Launches Bid Against Her
One of the most pressing questions in American politics has finally been answered: Who would Elizabeth Warren most want to smoke copious amounts of weed with?

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Gizmodo
Feb 20, 2024

What Drew Noomi Rapace to Constellation?
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Gizmodo
Feb 20, 2024

Helldivers 2 Is Giving Starship Troopers the Renaissance It Deserves
This story originally appeared on Kotaku.

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Gizmodo
Feb 20, 2024

New Weight Loss Drugs Show Promise in Reducing Opioid Cravings
Medications used to treat diabetes and obesity may also show promise in reducing opioid cravings, recently released research suggests. The small study found that people with opioid use disorder who took the GLP-1 drug liraglutide reported noticeably fewer cravings afterward. The findings are the latest to indicate…

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Gizmodo
Feb 20, 2024

Hackers Got PSP Games Running on a PlayStation Portal, Making It Almost Useful
Sony's $200 PlayStation Portal is one step closer to being an actually fun device. Out of the box, the Portal can only stream games from a PS5, and users are barred from remotely accessing the company's sizable cloud gaming library service. But now, thanks to two Google engineers, you may soon be able to hack the…

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Gizmodo
Feb 20, 2024

This Concept Art for an Animated Batman Beyond Movie Pitch Is Extremely Schway
There's already plenty of Batman coming in James Gunn's new DC universe, between Brave and the Bold and the sequel to The Batman. But hey, it's Batman, and when has DC been known to not simply keep doing even more Batman? Which is why this incredible concept art for a Beyond movie, by the way of Spider-Verse, has us…

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Gizmodo
Feb 20, 2024

Everything You Should Know About the PlayStation 5 'Pro'
Are you disappointed that Nintendo may not release the Switch 2 in 2024? Well, Sony may have something to bandage your bleeding heart. The PlayStation 5 Pro, rumored as "Project Viola," may be looking for space in consumer's carts sometime later this year. Just as past upgraded PlayStation models of past console…

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Gizmodo
Feb 20, 2024

Kid Rock and Jason Aldean Are Not Canceling Tour Dates to Support Trump
Have you seen on social media that Kid Rock and Jason Aldean are canceling their New York tour dates? The story, which is going viral on X, insists the musicians are doing it to support Donald Trump after a New York judge ordered the former president to pay $355 million last week. But it's completely fake.

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Gizmodo
Feb 20, 2024

Cate Blanchett Stuns in First Look at Inevitably Bad Borderlands Movie
If it feels like you've been hearing about the Borderlands movie for an awfully long time, well—our first glimpse of Cate Blanchett as red-headed bounty hunter Lilith came in June 2021. Now we have a much better look at her character beyond that enigmatic silhouette, and she looks great. The movie itself, well... TBD.

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Gizmodo
Feb 20, 2024

Fastest-Growing Black Hole Is Eating a Sun Per Day
Our Sun is about 330,000 times the mass of Earth, yet it is dwarfed by the black holes that lurk at the centers of galaxies. A team of astronomers recently found the fastest-growing of this group: a 17-billion solar mass black hole in the distant universe, which is growing at the rate of one solar mass per day.

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Gizmodo
Feb 20, 2024

Odysseus Lander Snaps Gorgeous Photos of Earth Ahead of Moon Landing
Intuitive Machines' Odysseus is gearing up for its attempt at a potentially historic landing on the Moon's surface later this week. Things are looking good so far for the lunar lander, which beamed back breathtaking views of Earth from space.

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Gizmodo
Feb 20, 2024

Mondo's Amazing Animated Rogue Figure Is Also an X-Men: Evolution Surprise
Mondo's line of 12" figures based on the aesthetic of the legendary ‘90s X-Men cartoon is getting a heavy hitter in everyone's favourite southern belle/loving daughter to two lesbian terrorists, the rambunctious Rogue! But while for the most part this is a loving celebration of that ‘90s take on the character, Mondo…

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Gizmodo
Feb 20, 2024

If You Own a Wyze Cam, Strangers Might Have Watched You on Friday
Home surveillance company Wyze announced a glitch caused some 13,000 customers to see each other's camera footage on Friday, according to a report in The Verge. The company originally disclosed the breach last week, but said it had only identified 14 affected customers. As it turns out, the tally adds up to a few more…

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Gizmodo
Feb 20, 2024

Reddit Signs $60 Million Deal to Scrape Your Online Community for AI Parts: Report
Reddit reportedly signed a $60 million deal with a "large AI company" to allow its online communities to be scraped for AI training data, according to Bloomberg on Friday. The unnamed AI company will sift through millions of posts on Reddit, and train a large language model on Reddit's threads.

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Gizmodo
Feb 20, 2024

Sonic 3 Confirms a Major Character Casting
Wes Ball details the setting for Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes. New set pictures reveal Disney's live-action take on Lilo & Stitch. Plus, another Marvel Netflix star wants to make a return for Daredevil: Born Again. Spoilers, away!

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Gizmodo
Feb 20, 2024

The New Civil War Trailer Sets Lincoln's Legacy on Fire
We've already gotten one scary look at Civil War, and the new trailer for Alex Garland's near-future action thriller is just as chilling—it's light on fresh plot details, but heavy on disturbing atmosphere. America has splintered into factions at war with each other, with civilians, cities, and even beloved national…

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Gizmodo
Feb 20, 2024

Son of Former YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki Found Dead in Dorm
Marco Troper, the 19-year-old son of former YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, was found dead last week in his dorm room at the University of Berkeley.

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Gizmodo
Feb 20, 2024

Apple Officially Warns Users Stop to Putting Wet iPhones in Rice
Saving a wet iPhone by putting it in a bowl or bag of uncooked rice has been a popular go-to rescue method for years, with the logic being that the rice absorbs the excess water from the phone. However, the God of iPhones has recently warned poor mortals against resorting to rice in these situations, saying it could…

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Gizmodo
Feb 20, 2024

Apple Officially Warns Users to Stop Putting Wet iPhones in Rice
Saving a wet iPhone by putting it in a bowl or bag of uncooked rice has been a popular go-to rescue method for years, with the logic being that the rice absorbs the excess water from the phone. However, the God of iPhones has recently warned poor mortals against resorting to rice in these situations, saying it could…

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Gizmodo
Feb 20, 2024

Fujifilm X100VI Hands-on: One Hell of a Snappy Digital Camera for the TikTok Generation
Sometimes, or-hell-most of the time, you need something simple to remind you of life's simple pleasures. The newly-announced X100VI camera from Fujifilm can capture some of those golden moments with some impressive depth of color. Still, the $1,600 digital camera and the return of the still-popular X100 lineup itself…

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Gizmodo
Feb 19, 2024

Deadpool and Godzilla Headline Latest RSVLTS Fashion Collection
Spring break is on the horizon and with the upcoming releases of Deadpool and Wolverine as well as Godzilla x Kong, online fandom clothier RSVLTS has you covered. Its latestDeadpool andGodzilla-inspired collections have dropped online and are quickly selling out. With their signature short sleeve button-ups and polo…

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Gizmodo
Feb 19, 2024

10 Ghost Movies to Stream for Frights Tonight
There are plenty of ghostly comedies out there—including a new Ghostbusters movie arriving next month—but for this list, and in honor of The Others' recent arrival on Shudder, we're singling out ghost movies that are actually scary. Not all ghosts are friendly, after all!

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Gizmodo
Feb 19, 2024

Everything You Need to Remember Before The Bad Batch Season 3
The end is beginning for Star Wars: The Bad Batch this week, as the third and final season of the show begins streaming on Disney . But it's been a while since we caught up with the Batchers, so if you need a quick clone check-in before it all kicks off, we've got you covered.

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Gizmodo
Feb 19, 2024

Stop Closing Your iPhone's Background Apps
Apple users seem unanimously convinced that closing background apps is a good habit, but it's more likely a waste of time. For too long, I've watched friends and family orchestrate a frenzy of up-swipes from their iPhone's multitasking screen to cleanse themselves of countless open background apps.

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Gizmodo
Feb 19, 2024

Stellan Skarsgård Went Through Hell Playing Baron Harkonnen
Playing a role where your body is artificially enlarged, you're constantly attached to tubes, and you spend large portions in a mystery liquid is obviously not easy. But that's exactly what Stellan Skarsgård had to do not once, but twice, to play the evil Baron Harkonnen in Denis Villeneuve's Dune films. And while the…

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Gizmodo
Feb 19, 2024

How to Use Microsoft Office on the Web for Free
As someone with a tech-related job, I'm regularly bombarded with questions about the best smartphones, why emails might have suddenly stopped showing up, and how to back up photos and videos. There's another common question I hear a lot as well: How do I use Microsoft Office for free?

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Gizmodo
Feb 19, 2024

Gizmodo Monday Puzzle: Survivor Contestants Faced This Challenge and They Did Not Do Well
Survivor has produced a whopping 45 seasons, with more in development. If you remember the buzz around season 1 but can't believe it's been 45 years, it hasn't. They've cranked out two seasons per year for most of its run to feed their insatiable fanbase. Each season, the mega-successful reality show maroons an…

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Gizmodo
Feb 18, 2024

OG Ghostbusters Aren't Just Fan Service in Frozen Empire, Says Director
Once Star Wars: The Force Awakens brought back Luke, Han, and Leia to massive box office success, legacy sequels really started working overtime to keep the original (and available) franchise stars around when possible. Ghostbusters: Afterlife brought back the still-living Ghostbusters from the original two movies,…

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Gizmodo
Feb 18, 2024

CW Boss Claims Superman & Lois Died For James Gunn's Man of Steel
The CW's Arrowverse was once the talk of the superhero town, and arguably DC's more successful live-action venture in the 2010s. But in recent years, the network's superhero outings have all been shuttered, with Superman & Lois standing as the last Arrowverse hurrah for one more season.

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Gizmodo
Feb 18, 2024

Spider-Verse and Blue Eye Samurai Clean Up at Annie Awards
It's the awards season time of year, and last night was the 2024 Annie Awards. And one of the big winners at the animation-focused ceremony was Sony's Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

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Gizmodo
Feb 18, 2024

Christopher Nolan is Ready to Bring His Moviemaking Skills to Horror
Throughout his decades-long career, Christopher Nolan has bounced between varoius genres like thrillers, space operas, and superhero crime dramas. He operates best in those spaces, and even Oppenheimer doesn't feel that far removed from his bread and butter. But as it turns out, he's a bit of a horror sicko and would…

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Gizmodo
Feb 17, 2024

Luc Besson Will Take a Stab at Directing Dracula
There've been a lot of versions of Dracula running around in pop culture. Within the past decade, he's been on a boat, ran a hotel, and been incredibly depressed after his wife was murdered, and we eat it up (almost) every time. Folks love themselves some Drac, and you can count Luc Besson among them, because he's be…

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Gizmodo
Feb 17, 2024

Donald Trump Launches Website Selling $400 Sneakers But Claims It's 'Not Political'
Donald Trump made an appearance at Sneaker Con in Philadelphia on Saturday to announce a new website that sells Trump-branded sneakers for as much as $400. But if you take a close look at the fine print, this isn't part of Trump's effort to become president again. It's purely a way for Trump to make money as a…

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Gizmodo
Feb 17, 2024

John Wick Heads to Vegas For an Interactive Attraction
If you've ever wanted to become fully immersed in the world of John Wick, Lionsgate has got you covered. Later this year, the action franchise is getting an "immersive and interactive" tourist attraction in Las Vegas.

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Gizmodo
Feb 17, 2024

Sony's Spider-Man Shows Spin Up Some Interesting Developments
Sony's non-Spider-Man efforts to build its own Marvel universe have been all over the place, but one of the more intriguing additions were individual TV shows for Spider-Man Noir and relative newcomer Silk. While they're both still a ways off, the two shows may be on opposite ends of the development spectrum: Noir's…

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Gizmodo
Feb 17, 2024

Gore Verbinski Returns to Movies with Good Luck, Have Fun, Don't Die
Once upon a time, Gore Verbinski was releasing movies at a reliable cadence, from Mouse Hunt and The Ring to the Pirates of the Carribean trilogy. Things took a turn in the 2010s with a pair of box office bombs: 2013's The Lone Ranger and 2016's A Cure for Wellness. He's been in director purgatory since then, but a…

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Gizmodo
Feb 17, 2024

OpenAI Sora's Breaks Our Brains, Vision Pro Loses Its Luster, and More Big Tech News
The world seemingly, at the same time, held its breath with the reveal of OpenAI's video generator, Sora, It's as if everyone watching these marvelous fake videos realized that maybe technology had gone too far. Apple Vision Pro was supposed to be that reality-changing tech but instead, tech bros wanted to return the…

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Gizmodo
Feb 17, 2024

NASA Works to Remotely Fix Perseverance Rover on Mars
In our top science stories this week, SpaceX must deorbit 100 Starlink satellites due to a flaw; a person in Oregon caught the bubonic plague from their pet cat; and the Perseverance rover's SHERLOC instrument is on the fritz. Oh, and a grotesque AI interpretation of rat genitalia somehow made it past peer review.

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Gizmodo
Feb 17, 2024

Are You Kinda Healthy and Over 30? Apply to Join NASA's Simulated Mars Mission
NASA is looking for volunteers willing to be trapped inside a simulated Martian environment that's roughly the size of a two-bedroom apartment for a full year.

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Gizmodo
Feb 17, 2024

Gizmodo Reviews: Bose Ultra Open Earbuds, Razer Blade 16, and More
This week, the team got their hands on an Apple Vision Pro, but its high price could be a real barrier to entry for those looking for a high-end AR/VR headset. We also reviewed the powerful Razer Blade 16 gaming laptop and Bose's fancy new Ultra Open earbuds, which look like high-tech earrings.

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Gizmodo
Feb 17, 2024

It's Madame Web's World, And We're Just Living In It
This week's news brought with it a bevy of superhero goodness—the first trailers for Deadpool & Wolverine and X-Men ‘97, the formal introduction of our cinematic Fantastic Four—and a whole heap of superhero messiness as Madame Web dropped like a stone on Valentines. Here's all that, and more, in case you missed the…

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Gizmodo
Feb 16, 2024

I Finally Watched The Last Airbender, and It Wasn't Worth It
Adaptations can be tricky, particularly when the source material is animated. More often than not, they're reviled upon reveal, because they often feel like they're going through the motions or twisting the original thing into something it's not. It can be a dismal prospect to see something you grew up with lose its…

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Gizmodo
Feb 16, 2024

I Finally Watched The Last Airbender, and It...Wasn't Worth It
Adaptations can be tricky, particularly when the source material is animated. More often than not, they're reviled upon reveal, because they often feel like they're going through the motions or twisting the original thing into something it's not. It can be a dismal prospect to see something you grew up with lose its…

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Gizmodo
Feb 16, 2024

Defeat Clintin the Mini-Boss in Steam's New ‘Epstein' Island Game
A new video game popped up online on Friday, swiftly capturing quite a few people's attention. The game's name? "Epstein." Notably, it's set on an island. If you progress far enough into the gameplay, you end up fighting Mini-Bosses, including characters dubbed "Clintin," "Havking," and "Minwell."

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Gizmodo
Feb 16, 2024

Take a Look at John Williams' Original Music Manuscript for the Star Wars Theme
For the last 50 years, when you think of music and movies, one name stands above the rest: John Williams. Williams is one of the most celebrated and successful composers of all time thanks to his music forJaws, Superman, Jurassic Park, Home Alone, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, and on and on.

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Gizmodo
Feb 16, 2024

Want Gemini and ChatGPT to Write Political Campaigns? Just Gaslight Them
These days, we hear a lot about all the safeguards Gemini and ChatGPT have in place. But all you need to do is gaslight them and they'll spit out anything you need for your political campaign.

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Gizmodo
Feb 16, 2024

Justice for Lisa Frankenstein
The lifespan of a movie these days can be very unpredictable. Take for instance Sydney Sweeney's surprise hit Anyone But You (not Madame Web) and Pixar's Elemental—two films which ended up getting legs after a few weeks of release. Here's hoping that's the case with Lisa Frankenstein, that it chops off some legs and…

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Gizmodo
Feb 16, 2024

Amazon Joins SpaceX in Fight to Declare U.S. Labor Board 'Unconstitutional'
Amazon has broken federal labor laws repeatedly and has been accused countless times of being a terrible employer. As such, it should surprise literally no one that the e-commerce giant has joined a chorus of other craven corporations to claim that the National Labor Relations Board is "unconstitutional."

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Gizmodo
Feb 16, 2024

Nintendo Switch 2: Everything You Need to Know
Nintendo Switch sequel speculation has hit a fever pitch despite just how little information there is about the long-expected update to Nintendo's most popular console ever created. However, in recent months, the ocean of disconnected rumors has started to coagulate into something that could be considered more than a…

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Gizmodo
Feb 16, 2024

Uber and Lyft Drivers Get Tips On Less Than 3 out of 10 Rides
Uber and Lyft drivers in the U.S. are receiving tips for rides just 28% of the time, according to a study by gig worker tech company Gridwise. And that might help explain part of the reason why thousands of gig workers staged a strike on Valentine's Day over low pay.

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Gizmodo
Feb 16, 2024

A New Version of Dengue Is Plaguing Florida: 'Unprecedented' Outbreaks
Florida has been playing host to an emerging version of the dengue virus, new research shows. The study found that the state has experienced an "unprecedented" number of cases caused by dengue virus serotype 3 over the past two years, including locally acquired cases. Outbreaks have remained relatively small and…

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Gizmodo
Feb 16, 2024

Prepping the Sandworm Scenes in Dune: Part Two
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Gizmodo
Feb 16, 2024

Election Deepfakes Are Coming Even If Big Tech Pledges to Stop Them
Major tech companies announced a new pact at the Munich Security Conference on Friday pledging to fight AI-generated fakes that are intended to deceive the public and influence elections. The press conference, which was livestreamed online, featured leaders from Big Tech firms who've been under immense pressure in…

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Gizmodo
Feb 16, 2024

Hot Toys' Latest Spider-Man 2 Figure Is Literally Superior
Spider-Man is known for changing suit designs with reliable frequency, and there's no better showcase for his evolving wardrobe than his array of video games. Now you can own a Hot Toys figure showcasing one of the most fan-beloved: the Superior Suit from Marvel's Spider-Man 2.

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Gizmodo
Feb 16, 2024

Android 15 Promises More Privacy as Developers Get Access to Preview
Android 15 preview is out today for developers, and with it comes the latest version of Google's Privacy Sandbox, which killed third-party cookies just last month.

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Gizmodo
Feb 16, 2024

NASA's Fire-in-Space Experiment Ends in Flames
After eight years of experimenting with flames in space, NASA lit a fire inside a cargo spacecraft for the last time and sent its Saffire experiment toward a burning reentry into Earth's atmosphere.

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Gizmodo
Feb 16, 2024

Florida Tops the List of Deadliest Places to Ride a Bike
If you're getting on a bicycle anytime soon in the great state of Florida, you may want to say goodbye to your family first. Cycling is dangerous no matter where you hit the road, but according to a new analysis of federal highway data, Florida takes 7 of the 10 top spots for biking deaths, as reported by the Guardian.

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Gizmodo
Feb 16, 2024

X-Men '97's Take on Morph Is Already Making Bigots Mad
X-Men ‘97's love-letter continuation of the original X-Men animated series is not just a chance to revisit the world left behind by this particular take on Marvel mutantdom, but incorporate more ideas and interpretations of the metaphor mutantkind has provided across decades of comics. This is, of course, already…

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Gizmodo
Feb 16, 2024

Stone Age Megastructure Found at the Bottom of the Baltic Sea
Divers working off the coast of Rostock, Germany, have found the broken-up remains of a wall on the bottom of the Baltic Sea. Researchers believe the Stone Age construction is over 10,000 years old, potentially making it the oldest human megastructure in Europe, and was likely used to herd prey during hunts.

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Gizmodo
Feb 16, 2024

OpenAI's Effort to Trademark ‘GPT' Crushed by Feds
Ever since OpenAI debuted its ChatGPT chatbot in November 2022, effectively piquing the world's interest in the technology and setting off an AI arms race, the company has been trying to prevent other businesses from using the acronym "GPT." This month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office said the answer was "no"…

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Gizmodo
Feb 16, 2024

One of Dune's Biggest, Non-Spoiler Questions Is Answered in Sandworm Poop
You can't talk about the world of Dune without talking about sandworms. The massive, monolithic creatures are at the heart of not just Frank Herbert's original novel, but both halves of Denis Villeneuve's epic film adaptation. And if you're talking about sandworms, you're probably going to talk about thumpers.

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Gizmodo
Feb 16, 2024

Universal Basic Income Has Been Tried Over and Over Again. It Works Every Time.
As AI becomes a bigger and bigger part of our lives, the threat of job automation becomes an increasing possibility for many people. Lately, there's been a lot of talk about universal basic income, the experimental form of welfare distribution that gives unconditional cash payments to people so that they can meet…

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Gizmodo
Feb 16, 2024

New Google Feature Will Wait on Hold for You
Google's testing a new feature called "Talk to a Live Representative" that will contact businesses for you, navigate their phone trees, wait on hold, and then call you when a real human being is ready to chat. It could solve one of the more frustrating parts of dealing with corporations, and it brings us one step…

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Gizmodo
Feb 16, 2024

OpenAI's Sora Is Coming for Your Video Games
OpenAI's premier video generator Sora shocked the world on Thursday with worryingly realistic videos, but the model seems even better at creating video game worlds. Sora has an uncanny ability to recreate Minecraft and "simulate digital worlds," according to a technical paper from OpenAI published late last night,…

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Gizmodo
Feb 16, 2024

Updates From Joker: Folie a Deux and More
Amazon has found itself the home of Flying Lotus' new sci-fi thriller Ash. Gerard Butler is back to be menaced by comets in Greenland 2. Plus, what's to come as True Detective: Night Country nears its end. Spoilers, away!

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Gizmodo
Feb 16, 2024

The Best Big Phones You Can Buy Right Now
I don't like big phones. They are cumbersome to carry, they don't fit into most of my size of pockets or purses, and I'm constantly dropping them. I wasn't made for larger phones. But I can't deny that they have their advantages. The bigger the phone you go, the longer the battery you'll have so you can watch TV and…

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Gizmodo
Feb 16, 2024

How to Screen Record on Android and iPhone
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you need your parents to perform a complicated (well, complicated for them) task on their phone, but they can't quite follow written instructions? Well, let's hope your folks are better visual learners. It's easy to screen record on both iOS and Android and now your…

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Gizmodo
Feb 16, 2024

Air Canada Ordered to Pay Passenger Damages After Chatbot Lied About Bereavement Discounts
A Canadian tribunal has ruled that Air Canada must pay damages to one of its passengers for misleading advice given by its customer service chatbot, which resulted in the passenger paying nearly double for their plane tickets.

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Gizmodo
Feb 16, 2024

This Famous 'Fossil' Is Just a Painted Rock
Sorry to all fans of Tridentinosaurus antiquus, thought to be a remarkably preserved 280-million-year-old lizard. A new paper published in Paleontology posits that the early reptile fossil is in fact a forgery.

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Gizmodo
Feb 15, 2024

Peek Behind the Curtain of Godzilla Minus One's VFX
You don't have to know much about filmmaking to be impressed by the visual effects of Godzilla Minus One. The movie stars a giant monster, so even if you don't know practical from digital, you can marvel at the fact Godzilla looks so good and is done so well, you believe he's real.

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Gizmodo
Feb 15, 2024

Recreate Snow White's Life, Death, and Resurrection With This Lego Set
Bring home the magic of Walt Disney's first animated feature Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in Lego form. The new collectible set will be available on March 4 online, and in select Lego stores and retailers.

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Gizmodo
Feb 15, 2024

No, Elizabeth Warren Didn't Just Endorse Bitcoin Despite Viral Story
Have you seen a story on social media recently claiming that Sen. Elizabeth Warren has endorsed bitcoin? That would be quite a change, given Warren's intense skepticism of crypto and her advocacy of more regulation for the industry. But the claim that Warren has made an about-face—even flying a flag a the U.S. Capitol…

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Feb 15, 2024

University of Michigan Says It's Not Selling Student Data to AI Companies
On Thursday morning, news broke that someone was going around selling student data from the University of Michigan to tech workers that build AI chatbot tech. An employee at Google DeepMind, the company's AI research hub, said they'd gotten an offer for recordings of lectures, student discussions, and office hours, as…

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Feb 15, 2024

The Best Clips From OpenAI's New Video Generator, So Far
One of the more unsettling things about AI is how blisteringly fast the technology develops. A few months ago, it seemed like useful AI-generated video tools were still out of reach. Well, now that's over. OpenAI just released a new text-to-video generator called Sora. In a word, it's stunning.

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Feb 15, 2024

Dune: Part Two Reactions Hail a New Sci-Fi Classic
Denis Villeneuve's Dune: Part Two dives deeper into the world of Frank Herbert's seminal sci-fi novel series. Though the film's not in theaters until March 1, it has screened for critics and film commentators—and the social embargo is now up, revealing some very positive first reactions.

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Feb 15, 2024

After Months of Being Stuck in Orbit, Space Drugs Are Finally Coming Home
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a reentry license to Varda Space's manufacturing capsule, allowing the first batch of space drugs to return back to Earth.

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Feb 15, 2024

OpenAI's Sora Is a Giant 'F*ck You' to Reality
Everybody knows that online disinformation is a huge problem—one that has arguably torn communities apart, manipulated elections, and caused certain segments of the global population to lose their minds. Of course, nobody seems particularly concerned about actually fixing this problem. In fact, the institutions most…

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Feb 15, 2024

Why Sugar-Free Candy Upsets Your Stomach
If a pack of sugar-free gum has ever given you a nasty stomach ache, you might have your gut bacteria to blame. New research in mice found a link between the gut microbiome and a food intolerance to sorbitol, a commonly used sugar substitute. The findings could even point to an effective treatment for the condition,…

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Feb 15, 2024

Here's Everything Microsoft Announced About Xbox Today
This storyoriginally appeared on Kotaku.

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Feb 15, 2024

Donald Trump's Truth Social Clears Final Hurdle to Become Publicly Traded Company
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) gave the green light on Thursday for a merger between Donald Trump's social media company and the special purpose acquisition company that will allow it to become a publicly traded company, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal.

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Feb 15, 2024

Breaking Down the X-traordinary Details in X-Men '97's Trailer
This morning brought our first good look at X-Men ‘97 in action, and while there's a lot you can say about Marvel's return to nostalgia for the legendary ‘90s cartoon, one thing you can't deny is that the trailer itself is jam-packed with tons and tons of references to years of X-Men stories—in the comics or…

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Feb 15, 2024

'Rat Dck' Among Gibberish AI Images Published in Science Journal
This week, the scientific journal Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology published research featuring bogus imagery made with Midjourney, one of the most popular AI image generators.

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Feb 15, 2024

The Cast of Dune: Part Two Is Bene Gesserving at Its London Premiere
No one reads io9 or Gizmodo for any type of educated insight into the world of high fashion. We're nerds, which is why you come here to learn about the latest and greatest in the world of science fiction. But once in a while, those worlds collide in such a fun way that we just have to expand our boundaries and go full…

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Feb 15, 2024

OpenAI's Video Generator Sora Is Breathtaking, Yet Terrifying
OpenAI introduced Sora, its premier text-to-video generator, on Thursday with beautiful, shockingly realistic videos showcasing the AI model's capabilities. Sora is now available to a small number of researchers and creatives who will test the model before a broader public release, which could spell disaster for the…

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Feb 15, 2024

What You Should Look For When Buying a Desktop
The struggle is real. Computer buying is a hassle for the uninitiated, and even those who can count off the names of the different Intel chip generations on their fingers and toes might still fall for a lousy deal now and then. I'm here to tell you not to beat yourself up and do the best research possible. We should…

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Feb 15, 2024

What You Should Look for When Buying a PC or Desktop
The struggle is real. Computer buying is a hassle for the uninitiated, and even those who can count off the names of the different Intel chip generations on their fingers and toes might still fall for a lousy deal now and then. I'm here to tell you not to beat yourself up and do the best research possible. We should…

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Feb 15, 2024

We Finally Know How Much of That Asteroid OSIRIS-REx Grabbed in Space
After opening up that stubborn sample canister, NASA was finally able to weigh the full amount of asteroid bits snagged by its spacecraft more than three years ago. As it turns out, there is plenty of space rock that made its way to Earth.

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Feb 15, 2024

University of Michigan Is Selling Student Data to AI Companies
Wanna buy some student data for your AI? The University of Michigan can help. It seems representatives for the school or its partners are cold-emailing tech workers at Google and other companies, offering data on University of Michigan students to train large language models. The data includes recordings of lectures,…

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Feb 15, 2024

Hugos Apologize for 'Damage' Caused by 2023 Awards Controversy
You'd think the biggest headlines surrounding an annual celebration of sci-fi and fantasy writing would be applauding the winners—but that's not always the case with the Hugos. Its latest controversy involves works being deemed "not eligible" for consideration at the 2023 event, which was presented by Chengdu Worldcon…

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