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Sep 22, 2021

FDA Authorizes Pfizer Boosters for People 65 and Older and Those at High Risk for Severe Covid-19
After weeks of wondering who will get covid-19 booster shots and when—and receiving confusing advice from a variety of public officials—the Food and Drug Administration has made a decision.

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Sep 22, 2021

Tim Cook Tells Employees That the Company Is Hunting Down Leakers
Apple doesn't like its secrets to leave the premises, so it goes without saying that the company really doesn't like leakers. This week, CEO Tim Cook had a chilling message for leakers: You do not belong here, and we will find you.

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Sep 22, 2021

The Oscars Museum Is a Must-See Destination for Diehard Film Fans
Los Angeles, California may be the center of the movie world, but until now it hasn't had a true center for movies. Sure, you can see famous handprints at the TCL Chinese Theater, stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, or take a celebrity home tour. Visiting movie studios like Warner Bros. or Universal can be fun too.…

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Sep 22, 2021

Jason Momoa Dedicates His Kickass Dune Fight Scene to His Former Khaleesi
Happy hump day. Sometimes you just wanna get through the week by watching a Large Man prepare to beat up a whole room of Other Large Men... for the magic of cinema, of course.


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Sep 22, 2021

Comcast Is Trying to Be Roku Now
Apparently redoubling its efforts to win the streaming wars, cable provider Comcast has announced a new wireless streaming device called the XiOne.

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Sep 22, 2021

7 Mind-Bending Horror Thrillers to Fill You With Good Stress
Though a good cinematic thriller needs to scare you at least a few times, what often ends up separating the ones that really stick with you and those that fade away is how effective they are at creating a sustained atmosphere of good stress for you to live in as you watch their stories unfold. This strangely enjoyable …

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Sep 22, 2021

Stalkerware Company Reportedly Finds New Way to Suck
A "stalkerware" firm that openly markets itself as a way to track and monitor the online activities of a spouse or partner also has a glaring security hole that has exposed a significant portion of that data to the web, according to a new report from Motherboard.

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Sep 22, 2021

The Fellowship of the Rings' Introduction to the Shire Is Perfect
Today, September 22 (by Shire-reckoning or otherwise), marks the twin birthdays of two of the finest halflings in all of fantasy fiction: Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, ringbearers, heroes of Middle-earth, and lovers of food, ale, pipeweed, and books. But while their journeys there and back again are much beloved, one of…

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Sep 22, 2021

How to Prep Your Apple Devices to Sell Them
Apple devices tend to retain their value more so than gadgets from other consumer technology companies, for a variety of reasons: software support (so your older device still gains new features year after year), brand recognition, and so on. If you decide to upgrade to an iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, or iPad Mini…

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Sep 22, 2021

Why a Real Facebook Ad Boycott Is Doomed
Here's a fun thought experiment. Let's say you, like any decent, law-abiding internet user, are feeling enraged by the recent slew of Wall Street Journal reports detailing Facebook's myriad failures. Maybe you're angry over Facebook's inability to reckon with anti-vax content, or you're angry at its slow response to …

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Sep 22, 2021

Megan Fox Is Just One of Many Vampires Ruining a Driver's Life in Netflix's Night Teeth
The first trailer for Netflix and Adam Randall's vampire action movie Night Teeth might lean more into the, well, vampire action than it does any particularly toothsome jibe at the hell that is working for the likes of Uber or Lyft. But it does show that having to drive around demanding passengers is, on the whole, on…

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Sep 22, 2021

Amazon's Former Security Chief Is Now Guarding the Line 3 Oil Pipeline
The man heading up security for the oil transport company Enbridge, which is currently facing down an Indigenuous-led protest movement against the Line 3 pipeline, formerly helped Exxon shield its operations from demonstrations in Nigeria and oversaw global security for Amazon.

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Sep 22, 2021

Early Intervention to Reduce Autism Symptoms Shows Promise in Clinical Trial
A new clinical trial seems to show that a specific form of early intervention can reduce the risk of children developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as they get older. The study found high-risk infants whose parents were given the intervention went on to have lower rates of being clinically diagnosed with ASD by…

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Sep 22, 2021

Facebook Admits Apple's iOS Privacy Updates Are Working
The Kübler-Ross grief cycle—which you probably know better as the "Five Stages of Grief"—isn't the type of thing you'd typically associate with a company like Facebook. Hell, it's not what you'd associate with any company, period. The entire cycle is a deeply personal response to some deeply personal loss, and…

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Sep 22, 2021

Exxon's Secret Assist From the World's Top PR Firm
It seems that Exxon is freaked out by the Biden administration's promises to crack down on carbon pollution. All year, it has been running ads on Facebook encouraging people to oppose climate policy. And, according to a new report, Exxon has worked with one of the world's biggest PR firms in secret on the project.


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Sep 22, 2021

Creepshow Is Back to Make You 'Ewww' With Delight
Shudder's Creepshow series succeeds because it knows exactly what it needs to do: be entertaining but also a little bit scary (and awesomely gross), tell stories framed as comic book entries that blend horror nostalgia with a touch of social commentary and inevitably end with some sort of comeuppance—and do it all in…

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Sep 22, 2021

Video Shows Inspiration4 Crew's First View Through SpaceX Glass Dome
A newly released video from the recently concluded Inspiration4 mission shows the incredible moment when the all-private crew opened the hatch to the Dragon Cupola, revealing a stupendous view of Mother Earth.

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Sep 22, 2021

What If Turned Thor Into Marvel's Most Obnoxious Only Child
Before Thor: Ragnarok singlehandedly turned Odin's eldest son into one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's golden children, the Asgardian thunderer was still more of a supporting character within the franchise's larger picture and felt like the odd alien out among his fellow Avengers. Though Thor's gone on to become…

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Gizmodo
Sep 22, 2021

Are We Really Doing This?
On Wednesday night, the country's Funniest People™ will deign to make jokes about the climate crisis for a full night of hilarity. Seven late-night shows across five networks hosted by James Corden, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah, and Samantha Bee are teaming up to feature…

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Gizmodo
Sep 22, 2021

You Won't Be Able to Download Fortnite From the iOS App Store Anytime Soon
After more than a year of legal sniping between Apple and Epic Games, it seemed things tipped in the favor of the latter when a federal judge earlier this month issued a permanent injunction allowing iOS developers to direct users to third-party payment portals. But today Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney said Apple informed…

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Gizmodo
Sep 22, 2021

Some Dinosaurs May Have Swung Their Tails to Walk
New 3D simulations of dinosaur movement suggest that some of the animals may have swung their tails to and fro to help them move, similar to how we humans swing our arms. Looking at the simulated movements of one Triassic theropod, Coelophysis bauri, an interdisciplinary team of researchers suggest that movements of…

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Gizmodo
Sep 22, 2021

Scientists Found a Way to Print Full-Color Images Using Completely Transparent Ink
In what sounds like a completely backwards way to resolve some of the many issues with printers, researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Chemistry have come up with a way to use transparent inks to print images with a full spectrum of colors.


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Sep 22, 2021

New York's Rockefeller Center Wants to Build a Rooftop Ride That Lets You Recreate the Historic Ironworkers Photo
One of New York City's many tourist magnets is Rockefeller Plaza, which includes a Top of the Rock observation deck for viewing all of Manhattan. Now a real estate investment company wants to upgrade the deck with a new ride that simulates the historic 1932 Lunch Atop a Skyscraper photo—minus the risk of falling.

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Gizmodo
Sep 22, 2021

The Sam Neill-Starring Invasion Looks Like Every Alien Invasion Movie Rolled Into One
Take a dash of Arrival, sprinkle in some Signs, add a touch of Life and a heaping helping of Independence Day, and what do you have? The new Apple TV original series, Invasion. At least, that's what it looks like from the first trailer.

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Sep 22, 2021

The 'Devious Licks' TikTok Trend Is Getting Teens Arrested
Move over, milk crate challenge, there's a newer, stupider way to ruin your life.

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Sep 22, 2021

Disney's Bob Chapek Addresses Scarlett Johansson Lawsuit and How Hollywood Is Changing
The covid-19 pandemic has gone a long way in forcing Hollywood to change the way it looks at movie releases, for good or ill—and how adapting to that change doesn't always work out amicably. As Disney continues to try and settle its ongoing legal battle with Marvel's Black Widow star Scarlett Johansson behind closed…

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Gizmodo
Sep 22, 2021

Microsoft's Foldable Surface Duo 2 Looks to Fix All the Original's Mistakes
Microsoft's Surface Duo, released last year, was a bold move. The dual-screen folding phone was interesting, but that didn't make it good. With the new Surface Duo 2, Microsoft is doubling down with better specs that aim to improve all the issues we had with the original.

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Gizmodo
Sep 22, 2021

Microsoft's New Surface Laptop Studio Is Basically a 3-in-1 Windows 11 Machine
Microsoft's Surface Laptop Studio is not your standard laptop. The company's latest convertible can be used as a regular laptop or placed flat on a table like a tablet for drawing and writing. Then the Surface Laptop Studio's dynamic woven hinge allows the display to pivot forward for binge-watching TV or giving…

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Gizmodo
Sep 22, 2021

Microsoft's Surface Go 3 Is an Affordable Windows 11 iPad Rival
Microsoft's lightest and most portable Surface is officially here.

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Sep 22, 2021

The Surface Pro Just Got Its Slickest Update in Years
It's hard to believe that Microsoft's Surface, the device that practically invented the detachable 2-in-1, has already been around for almost a decade. Today the convertible is getting its biggest refresh since the Surface Pro 3 back in 2015. Meet the Surface Pro 8.

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Gizmodo
Sep 22, 2021

Apple's Dynamic Head Tracking Is Here... If You Have the Expensive AirPods
Back in June, Apple introduced both lossless audio and Dolby Atmos-powered spatial audio to Apple Music. While there were restrictions on which gadgets could handle what, you didn't need AirPods to get the benefit. However, with iOS 15's public release, Apple's also added Dynamic Head Tracking—and for that, you're…

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Gizmodo
Sep 22, 2021

30% of the World's Koalas Have Disappeared Since 2018
Nearly a third of Australia's koala population is gone after bushfires, drought, and heat waves in recent years have decimated the marsupials.


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Gizmodo
Sep 22, 2021

Foundation's Lee Pace: 'I Love Science Fiction'
Prolific American author (and professor) Isaac Asimov started writing Foundation 80 years ago. While countless sci-fi adaptations have come and gone during that time, Foundation will just be getting its first chance in live-action this Friday on AppleTV (not that they haven't tried before!). io9 spoke with David S.…

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Gizmodo
Sep 22, 2021

Facebook Paid the FTC Billions to Personally Protect Zuckerberg, Lawsuit Claims
A hulking lawsuit made public this week accuses Facebook's board of agreeing to overpay the Federal Trade Commission billions of dollars in exchange for not personally suing CEO Mark Zuckerberg over the 2018 Cambridge Analytica data leak scandal.


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Gizmodo
Sep 22, 2021

Amazing Airborne Microchips are the Tiniest Human-Built Objects to Take Flight
Like helicopter seeds falling slowly towards the ground, these newly created "microfliers" catch the wind to achieve unpowered controlled flight.


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Gizmodo
Sep 22, 2021

How to Watch Microsoft's Surface Event—and What to Expect
Windows 11 officially rolls out on Oct. 5, which means it's also time for Microsoft to launch new Surface hardware to go with it.

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Gizmodo
Sep 22, 2021

Astronomers Find Massive Space ‘Cavity' Possibly Left Behind by Explosion
Astronomers measuring the shapes and sizes of two gas clouds in space have discovered a big gap between them, leading them to believe that the clouds are what's left of a series of stellar explosions or a single massive one.

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Gizmodo
Sep 22, 2021

I Miss Mario Paint, When Nintendo Gamified Art Class
At its heart, Mario Paint wasn't really a video game. There was no defined end point players raced towards, no one to stomp on, and definitely no helpless princess in peril. Like educational software, it was designed to help improve real word skills as it was played. Not in the maths, sciences, or other academic…

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Gizmodo
Sep 22, 2021

Summer Wildfires Emitted More Carbon Dioxide Than India Does in a Year
The world set a scary new record last month: Wildfires around the world pumped out more carbon dioxide than ever before.


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Gizmodo
Sep 22, 2021

Live-Action Saint Seiya Movie in the Works With Some Familiar Names Attached
Netflix reveals the voice cast for Arcane, its League of Legends animated series. Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini are turning House of Secrets into a live-action show. Plus, what's next on Star Trek: Lower Decks, and what's to come on Stargirl and Supergirl. Spoilers go!


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Gizmodo
Sep 22, 2021

I Love the Tiny iPad
Apple has worked steadily over the last few years to show all the ways in which the iPad can be a laptop replacement. You can use Bluetooth mice, trackpads, and keyboards with Apple's tablets. You can multitask with relative ease with iPadOS. And while the iPad still has a ways to go before it can replace a laptop for…

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Gizmodo
Sep 22, 2021

Apple's Cheapest iPad Is Its Most Reliably Good One
Apple's cheapest iPad is the iPhone SE of tablets. On the surface, there are no bells or whistles. It has chunky bezels, a physical home button with Touch ID, and a design that calls to mind mid-2010s iPhones. It is, safe to say, boring. And people still love it.


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Gizmodo
Sep 22, 2021

Watch Bill Gates Get Very Uncomfortable When Asked About Jeffrey Epstein
Bill Gates is currently doing a media tour to talk about his $1 billion clean energy partnership with large corporations. But after countless softball interviews on various TV networks, Gates clearly wasn't prepared to be asked about any sensitive topics when he sat down for an interview with PBS on Tuesday night.…

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Gizmodo
Sep 21, 2021

Amazon Is Lobbying the U.S. to Legalize Weed
Amazon is ramping up its pro-weed campaign, announcing on Tuesday that it is actively lobbying for legislative reforms aimed at decriminalization and reaffirming its commitment to not screening job applicants for cannabis.


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Gizmodo
Sep 21, 2021

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Wolfboy and the Everything Factory Looks Like a Whimsical Treat
Created by Toff Mazery and Edward Jesse, and executive produced by Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, also a noted Magic: The Gathering fan), Wolfboy and the Everything Factory is that (seemingly) increasingly rare thing: an animated series based on an original idea. The Apple TV series is about…

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Gizmodo
Sep 21, 2021

Shang-Chi Comes Home November 12 Along With New Star Wars and Marvel Teases
Fans who were unable to head to a theater to see Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings should make an 11th ring around November 12 on their calendars. That's the day the latest Marvel Studios film will make its streaming debut on Disney , and it's only one of a long list of exciting things happening that day.

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Gizmodo
Sep 21, 2021

s-CRY-ed's Peculiar Power Sets and Stunning Fights Must Be Seen in HD
In Sunrise's anime s-CRY-ed, which originally aired on TV Tokyo back in 2001, the future is a chaotic time—the world is still reeling from a mysterious geological phenomenon known as "The Great Uprising" that absolutely devastates a chunk of Japan. Though life continues to find a way in the Kanagawa Prefecture,…

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Gizmodo
Sep 21, 2021

Report: FBI Had Ransomware Decryption Key for Weeks Before Giving It to Victims
The Kaseya ransomware attack, which occurred in July and affected as many as 1,500 companies worldwide, was a big, destructive mess—one of the largest and most unwieldy of its kind in recent memory. But new information shows the FBI could have lightened the blow victims suffered but chose not to.


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Gizmodo
Sep 21, 2021

Hacking Your Room's Lighting to Match the Flickering Lights in Quake Makes the Game Feel Even Moodier
As much fun as Doom was, it felt more like a gory cartoon with most of the scares coming from enemies hidden behind doors and blind corners. Quake, on the other hand, felt endlessly creepy and scary thanks in part to its real-time lighting that helped set the mood. To make any room feel as spooky, Rodrigo Feliciano…

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Gizmodo
Sep 21, 2021

Netflix Cordially Invites You to a WWE-Themed House of Horrors
Did you think that just because the Undertaker retired from the WWE last year—to the extent you think about the Undertaker at all—meant the league's wrestlers wouldn't still feel his steel-like, black leather-clad hand around their throats? Alas for Big E, Xavier Woods, and Kofi Kingston—the trio known together as the…

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Gizmodo
Sep 21, 2021

China's Xi Jinping Says Country Will Stop Financing Coal-Fired Power Abroad
In remarks made at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping said that the country would move away from financing coal projects abroad—a huge move that would take away the largest remaining source of support for new coal-fired power.

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Gizmodo
Sep 21, 2021

Facebook's New Battery-Powered Portal Go Lets You Tote a Smart Display Around Your House
Facebook bet big on connecting people via video with the original Portal smart display, and the company is back with two new Portals: a bigger Portal for large group calls and a battery-powered Portal Go that can tag along as you move about the house.


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Gizmodo
Sep 21, 2021

A Mystery Outbreak of Salmonella Has Sickened People in 25 States
A sweeping outbreak of Salmonella bacteria has sickened people in at least 25 states, health officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported. So far, though, the exact source of the foodborne illness remains a mystery, and officials are asking for people with a suspected stomach flu to…

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Gizmodo
Sep 21, 2021

Joe Biden's Worker Heat Protections Are Right on Time—and Decades Too Late
The U.S. just went through its hottest summer on record. Searing heat killed hundreds and sickened countless more, including some people who were on the job. While summer is officially over, the heat is set to continue this week across the parts of the country this week.

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Gizmodo
Sep 21, 2021

Amazing World of Gumball Is Getting a Movie and a New Show
Gumball may have come to an end on Cartoon Network a few years ago, but the series is back in style—there and on HBO Max, for two new projects out of Warner's European-based revitalization of the Hanna-Barbera name.


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Gizmodo
Sep 21, 2021

Apple Will Soon Let You Store Your Covid-19 Vaccine Card in Your iPhone Wallet
After you install iOS 15 on your iPhone, you'll be able to store verifiable versions of your covid-19 vaccination and test results records in the Health app. Later this year, an iOS 15 update will also allow you to add and present a verifiable covid-19 vaccine card to your iPhone Wallet app and lock screen.

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Gizmodo
Sep 21, 2021

The Tragedy of Macbeth's Teaser Is Haunting as All Hell
This Christmas, get ready to wash your hands repeatedly, see daggers before yourself, and take questionable advice from some witches. Especially if you're Denzel Washington, apparently.


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Gizmodo
Sep 21, 2021

Netflix Is Testing Out a New Free Streaming Plan, but You Can't Have It
Netflix rolled out a new free mobile plan to users in Kenya on Monday, part of a larger effort by the streaming giant to lure in new African subscribers.

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Gizmodo
Sep 21, 2021

Archaeologists See Ancient Teotihuacán With Aerial Mapping Tech
Teotihuacán in its heyday was one of the largest cities in the world, supporting over 100,000 people in an 8-square-mile stretch of what is now Central Mexico. Now, a team of archaeologists have used an aerial scanning technology to see how the landscape was modified on a sweeping scale by the people who lived there.

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Gizmodo
Sep 21, 2021

Report: Netflix Is Eyeing the Complete Works of Roald Dahl
Netflix, which already has an animation deal in place with the Roald Dahl Story Co., is now hoping to level up by taking control of Dahl's complete works. As Bloomberg reports, citing sources who wished to remain unidentified, "a deal could be announced in days" that gives Netflix ownership of the author's full…

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Gizmodo
Sep 21, 2021

Uber Says It's on Track to Maybe Make a Fake Profit
Uber says it's set to break even or make an operating profit for the first time ever ahead of schedule—you know, on paper, so long as you squint your eyes at the books in the Uber-approved way.

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Sep 21, 2021

Marvel's New Black Panther YA Book Sees a Young T'Challa Coming to America
Do you have a child who loved Marvel's Black Panther movie and wants to know more about the character, but maybe isn't ready to dive into the comics? Disney Books has just the thing. Author Ronald L. Smith is about to release Black Panther: Spellbound, a young adult novel that follows a young T'Challa on a trip to…

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Gizmodo
Sep 21, 2021

I Rode Specialized's Fancy New E-Bike, and Now I See the Light
It's clear e-bikes are having a moment. Sales in the U.S. grew by an astounding 145% last year, thanks, in large part, to the pandemic. But as e-bike models expand, it seems that more and more people are getting interested in their possibilities even as life—and work commutes—slowly return to some semblance of normal.

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Gizmodo
Sep 21, 2021

New Details Emerge About Bee Swarm Attack That Left 63 Penguins Dead
A shocking scene took place late last week in South Africa, as swarming honey bees laid waste to dozens of endangered African penguins. We're learning more about what happened that day and why the deaths are a such big blow to conservationists.

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Gizmodo
Sep 21, 2021

Facebook Takes Aim at Ad Blockers, Hits Blind Users and Researchers Instead
It turns out Facebook's apparent attempts to thwart investigations into its platform aren't only harming ad blockers, researchers, and regulators, but users of its platform, too. That's according to a new report in the Markup detailing how a recent tweak to Facebook's News Feed meant to hamper researchers came with…

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Gizmodo
Sep 21, 2021

John Cho's Hair Was Almost as Vital to Cowboy Bebop as Anything Else
Cowboy Bebop's lived-in fusion of sci-fi urban design, Western shantytowns, and interstellar mechanical design is so important to its tone and feel that any live-action adaptation has to nail it to "get" Bebop. But as Netflix's upcoming series apparently learned, of equal importance was ensuring John Cho went through…

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Gizmodo
Sep 21, 2021

Slack Is Trying to Replace Meetings With an Instagram Stories-Style Feature
In a major stroke of innovative brilliance the likes of which Silicon Valley has never seen before, Slack announced this week that it will become the latest in a long line of tech companies to roll out a Stories-style feature.


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Gizmodo
Sep 21, 2021

iPhone 14 Will Finally Ditch the Notch
The iPhone 13 was just announced last week, but that isn't stopping noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from releasing some very interesting predictions for future upgrades coming to the iPhone 14 and beyond.


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Sep 21, 2021

Apple Analyst Predicts Big Changes Coming to the iPhone 14 and Beyond
Even though the iPhone 13 was just announced last week, that isn't stopping noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from releasing some very interesting predictions for future upgrades coming to the iPhone 14 and beyond.

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Gizmodo
Sep 21, 2021

HP's New Work-From-Home Machines Include a Tablet With a Rotating Camera
Remote work isn't going away, so to help getting work done at home a bit easier, HP just announced a slew of new devices, from laptops to tablets to all-in-ones. Let's jump in. 

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Gizmodo
Sep 21, 2021

Star Wars: Visions Gets It
There is no greater question in Star Wars than "What even is Star Wars?" That question—to break down what makes one of the most beloved sci-fi sagas in existence down to a core of ideals, imagery, symbols, and archetypes—has driven iteration upon iteration to add to its vast world since the franchise began. But in…

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Sep 21, 2021

NASA Chose a Really Sweet Spot to Land Its Upcoming Lunar Rover
After much deliberation, NASA has selected an intriguing spot for its upcoming Artemis rover mission: the rugged edge of an impact crater near the Moon's South Pole.


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Sep 21, 2021

Shell's Big Sale of Texas Oil and Gas Holdings Is a Climate Bait-and-Switch
Royal Dutch Shell on Monday said it was selling off all of its oil and gas assets in Texas's Permian Basin for $9.5 billion in cash to ConocoPhillips, one of the biggest recent transactions in the industry.


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Sep 21, 2021

Scott Bakula Thinks Quantum Leap May Have Another Leap in It
Dr. Sam Beckett theorized that one man could time travel within his lifetime, but could the beloved sci-fi series Quantum Leap return within star Scott Bakula's lifetime? The actor offers a firm "maybe."


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Sep 21, 2021

Apple Working on Depression Detection for iPhones: Report
It's been widely reported that Apple is working on developing a number of advanced health tools, ranging from blood glucose monitoring to body-temperature-based fertility. Now, a new report claims that Apple is also working with the University of California, Los Angeles and pharmaceutical company Biogen to see if its…

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Sep 21, 2021

$120,000 Aston Martin DB5 for Kids Packs All of James Bond's Awesome Gadgets
For most kids who are excited to drive one day, an electric Power Wheels vehicle is the ultimate toy, letting them cruise the neighborhood like a tiny adult. Unless that kid is part of the 1%. For them, The Little Car Company has created a painstakingly accurate miniature Aston Martin DB5 upgraded with all of James…

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Sep 21, 2021

Comparing Covid-19 to the 'Spanish Flu' Just Shows How Badly We Screwed This One Up
As of this week, covid-19 is officially the deadliest pandemic ever recorded in the U.S., trumping the 1918-19 pandemic influenza. It's understandable for people to make the comparison between the two horrific diseases, but there are many reasons why they're not so analogous, some of which only highlight the dismal…

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Sep 21, 2021

The Wheel of Time Season 2 Recasts a Major Role
Tom Hardy talks about Eddie and the Symbiote's relationship in Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Ewan McGregor teases what to expect from Obi-Wan Kenobi. Michelle Gomez teases her return to villainy as Doom Patrol's Madame Rouge. Plus, a tiny glimpse at Peacemaker. Spoilers, away!


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Sep 21, 2021

Hallelujah, Amazon's New Kindles Finally Have USB-C
The Kindle is a classic for a reason: Amazon's small, simple, affordable ereader lineup may not have a lot of bells and whistles, but it's been good enough to get the job done. Times have changed, though, and people have come to expect even their cheap devices to have the latest technology. The Kindle's microUSB port?…

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Sep 21, 2021

Fitbit's Most Advanced Fitness Tracker Is Pretty Underwhelming
I should be more excited about Fitbit's Charge 5 fitness tracker. Unlike last year's iterative Charge 4, the latest model adds a snazzy new always-on color touch screen, an electrodermal activity sensor, electrocardiogram sensor, and a new metric called the Daily Readiness Score. On paper, this is a significant…

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Sep 21, 2021

Jeff Bezos Meets With Boris Johnson on Sidelines of UN General Assembly
Political leaders from around the world are meeting this week at the United Nations in New York. And while there are plenty of important things on the official agenda, arguably the most interesting meetings are happening on the sidelines, like UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's meeting on Monday with Amazon founder…

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Sep 21, 2021

Covid-19 Has Killed as Many Americans as the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic
The covid-19 pandemic has killed over 676,000 Americans, surpassing the estimated U.S. deaths from the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic. And despite rising vaccination rates, it looks like covid-19 is going to kill a lot more Americans before this thing is over.

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Gizmodo
Sep 20, 2021

This Foundation First Look Goes Behind the Scenes of the Asimov Adaptation
Apple TV 's long-awaited adaptation of Isaac Asimov's classic sci-fi saga Foundation is nearly upon us, and the streamer wants you to be both excited and prepared. We've gotten a few trailers so far, and now there's a "First Look" that goes behind the scenes of the series. Prominently featured is showrunner, writer,…

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Sep 20, 2021

Catastrophic Volcanic Eruption Prompted Construction of Ancient Maya Pyramid, Research Suggests
Around 1,500 years ago, a powerful volcanic eruption laid waste to what is now El Salvador, sending the Maya civilization into a temporary period of decline. New research suggests a monumental pyramid located near the volcano was built by the Maya shortly afterward, as a response to the natural disaster.

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Sep 20, 2021

Microsoft's New Surfaces Leaked Ahead of Hardware Event
Everything we've been expecting Microsoft to show off at its Surface event on Wednesday looks even more likely to appear. A handful of leaks out today indicate that the Windows-based Surface Pro X and Surface Pro 8 are on the horizon, as is Microsoft's Android flagship, the Surface Duo 2.


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Gizmodo
Sep 20, 2021

The Pokémon Trading Card Game Is Coming to Take Over Your Phone and Computer
While the Pokémon Company's physical card game is regularly updated with new sets, it's been years since there was a significant refresh of the digital companion platform, where collectors could scan their pulls and battle other players without worrying about damaging their treasured pieces of shiny cardboard. Soon,…

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Gizmodo
Sep 20, 2021

Police Arrest 106 People Tied to Mafia-Connected Cybercrime Group
After a year-long investigation, police in Europe say they have arrested 106 people in connection to a large cybercrime ring with close ties to the Italian mafia.


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Gizmodo
Sep 20, 2021

Simu Liu's Alleged Old Reddit Account Is Why You Should Never Post
Marvel's Shang-Chi star Simu Liu has become one of the latest examples of why you should periodically delete old social media posts. Last week, fans began sharing screenshots of Reddit comments the actor allegedly made years before he was well known. To say they were "not great" would be an understatement.


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Gizmodo
Sep 20, 2021

TikTok Creators Are Taking the Gabby Petito Case Into Their Own Hands
While the world watched and waited anxiously for any development in the case of Gabby Petito, the 22-year-old woman who had vanished during a cross-country van trip with her 23-year-old fiancé, Brian Laundrie, TikTok sleuths had already rolled up their shirtsleeves and prepped their metaphorical string theory boards:…

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Gizmodo
Sep 20, 2021

2020 Saw Most Babies Born With Syphilis Since 1994
More than 2,000 infants in the U.S. were born with syphilis in 2020, according to recent data presented by researchers with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The preliminary figures represent the highest annual toll of congenital syphilis reported in over 25 years. At least 139 children died from the…

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Gizmodo
Sep 20, 2021

On Y: The Last Man, a Major Journey for the President's Kids Begins
After dropping its first three episodes in one chunk, this week Y: The Last Man got back on its regularly scheduled course, in a few different ways. First, from now through the end of October, the remainder of the episodes will release once per week. Second, the titular last man Yorick (Ben Schnetzer) and his…

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Gizmodo
Sep 20, 2021

How to Fix iOS 15's Worst Feature
iOS 15 is officially here, and while it brings many cool new features, there's also one we really, really dislike: the new Safari search bar.


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Gizmodo
Sep 20, 2021

Engineers Cook 3D-Printed Chicken With Lasers
If you're tired of cooking chicken that comes out rubbery or still raw, there may be a new solution for you. A team of researchers at Columbia University recently demonstrated that several different types of lasers can be used to cook 3D-printed chicken thoroughly, with no adverse effects on the food's taste.


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Gizmodo
Sep 20, 2021

This Life-Size Tom Holland Spider-Man Bust Can Be Seen, But Not Believed
I hope Tom Holland isn't dead. I assume if he was, the Marvel Cinematic Universe's friendly neighborhood Spider-Man would be in the news. On the other hand, maybe all the police have found are his severed arms and legs, and thus haven't been able to identify the body yet, because I'm pretty sure this life-size bust of…

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Gizmodo
Sep 20, 2021

OnePlus Spills the Details on What Its Merger With Oppo Will Look Like
Say goodbye to OnePlus's flavor of Android as you know it, because it's going away. In an interview with The Verge, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau confirmed that the next OnePlus flagship smartphone, launching next year, will run on Oppo's ColorOS instead of OnePlus'OxygenOS.

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Gizmodo
Sep 20, 2021

Elon Musk Miffed That Joe Biden Hasn't Personally Praised SpaceX's Inspiration4 Mission
SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk would very much like the president to pay a little more attention to him, it seems.

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Gizmodo
Sep 20, 2021

Apple's Big iPad Software Upgrade Is Here: What to Try First
Apple's big iPad software upgrade is out now, and if you have an iPad (fifth-gen or newer), an iPad Pro, an iPad mini (fourth-gen or newer), or an iPad Air (second-gen or newer), then you can now download and install iPadOS 15. There's a lot that's new, and here's what you should check out first.


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Gizmodo
Sep 20, 2021

iPadOS 15 Is Here: The Features You Should Try First
Apple's big iPad software upgrade is out now, and if you have an iPad (fifth-gen or newer), an iPad Pro, an iPad mini (fourth-gen or newer), or an iPad Air (second-gen or newer), then you can now download and install iPadOS 15. There's a lot that's new, and here's what you should check out first.


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Gizmodo
Sep 20, 2021

Foundation's David S. Goyer on the Vital Changes That Needed to Be Made for the Adaptation
The long-awaited adaptation of Isaac Asimov's classic sci-fi epic Foundation is nearly upon us—the 10-episode series begins streaming on Apple TV next week. The author himself worked on the story for over 50 years, with the last volume in the saga being released posthumously in 1993. So to say there's a lot of…

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Gizmodo
Sep 20, 2021

Marvel's Hit Monkey Certainly Looks Like Some Monkey Business
Marvel and Hulu's deal to make TV together almost fizzled out as quickly as it arrived. After Runaways came to an end, much of the ballyhooed deal was quietly canned—saved for MODOK, which actually turned out pretty well. But, it turns out at least one more of the shows survived the fallout... although the chances of…

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