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Gizmodo
Jun 13, 2024

The Samsung Galaxy Watch FE Is for Anyone Who Wants Just the Basics
Samsung's Galaxy Watch 6 is already a stellar smartwatch, so I'm confused about its launch of the Galaxy Watch FE. The "fan edition" of the Galaxy smartwatch features only some of the bells and whistles of the flagship wrist wearable. It is cheaper, but not by much. It seems redundant alongside deals sprouting up for…

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Gizmodo
Jun 12, 2024

Here's an Idea: Let's Never Ever Remake Possession
Yes, io9 used a very similar headline back in 2017 regarding a remake of The Crow—and Hollywood clearly did not listen; that long-in-the-works project is arriving in theaters this August. How The Crow do-over fares is yet to be seen (maybe Bill Skarsgård's Joker look will work magic?), but we must insist, yet again,…

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Gizmodo
Jun 12, 2024

Marvel's Long-Awaited Blade Movie Has Lost Its Director (Again)
Hopefully nobody was holding their breath for Marvel's Blade—already long-delayed, after being first announced at San Diego Comic-Con in 2019—to make its most recently designated release date of November 7, 2025. The Mahershala Ali vampire vehicle, which has so far weathered the pandemic, the Hollywood strikes, and a…

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Gizmodo
Jun 12, 2024

30 Years Ago Today, Deep Space Nine Made Star Trek's Deadliest Threat Clear
There is a lot to love about Deep Space Nine before it quote unquote "Gets Good." The show's first two seasons are, in a lot of ways, about the things many praise DS9's back half for dealing with: the cost of compromising Star Trek's utopian future on the furthest fringes of its final frontier. But even then, few…

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Gizmodo
Jun 12, 2024

Sony Pictures Buys Beloved Theater Chain Alamo Drafthouse
Alamo Drafthouse is a destination for moviegoers, but as the theater chain has struggled to stay afloat in this era of streaming, it needed someone to come in and save the day. The would-be savior is Sony Pictures, which has acquired Alamo Drafthouse for an undisclosed amount, first reported by Variety on Wednesday.…

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Gizmodo
Jun 12, 2024

A Real Photo Took 3rd Place in an AI Image Contest and I Can't Tell If That's a Win or an L for Humanity
In a novel twist of fate, a not-AI photograph masquerading as an AI-produced image won third place in a fine art photography contest in its all-new "AI" category. We're far more used to hearing about the reverse, where AI bamboozles poor art judges into offering awards for generated images. It's more than just a…

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Gizmodo
Jun 12, 2024

House of the Dragon's Matthew Needham on Playing the Show's Master of Manipulation
If you watched season one of House of the Dragon, you have an idea of what Lord Larys Strong (Matthew Needham) is capable of. For instance, he arranged to have his own father and brother murdered to curry favor with Queen Alicent (Olivia Cooke), and showed not one lick of remorse. In season two, Lord Larys has an…

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Gizmodo
Jun 12, 2024

Hot Toys' New Wolverine & Deadpool Figure Gives Us Our Best Look Yet at Wolverine's Suit
We've seen Logan's look in Deadpool & Wolverine in the movie's trailers and marketing—and courtesy of that boundary-pushing popcorn bucket. But a new Hot Toys figure gives us our best view yet of Wolverine clad in his full suit, including the cowl.

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Gizmodo
Jun 12, 2024

Inside Out 2 Is Pixar Doing What Pixar Does Best
Over the past three decades, Pixar made a name for itself making animated films that perfectly thread the needle. On the one side? Vibrant, kid-friendly entertainment. The other? Complex, powerful, relatable adult themes. Wall-E is a movie about a robot, but it's also about love, loneliness, and the end of the world. T…

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Gizmodo
Jun 12, 2024

Understanding 'Stiff Person Syndrome': The Rare Condition Affecting Celine Dion
In heart-rending interviews this week, singer Celine Dion shared insights into her life with the rare health condition, Stiff-Person Syndrome, or SPS. But what exactly is SPS, and how do sufferers such as Dion best cope with it?

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Gizmodo
Jun 12, 2024

Likes on X Are Officially None of My Business
Elon Musk's social media platform X officially made like private on Wednesday, after The Verge reported it was rolling out the feature on Tuesday. Hidden likes, which were previously available to Premium users, is now the default for everyone on X.

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Gizmodo
Jun 12, 2024

The Acolyte Just Blew Star Wars Wide Open, From a Certain Point of View
Star Wars is filled with half-truths. Even as its fans crave the reliability of a rigorously defined canon, the saga has always played in the realm of mythologizing itself, and twisting what we've been told in new lights. After all, this is the story where Obi-Wan once defended himself to Luke as not a liar, but a…

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Gizmodo
Jun 12, 2024

Trump Turns Bitcoin Into Test of Patriotism
Donald Trump is embracing cryptocurrency ahead of the 2024 Presidential Election. The former President issued a rallying cry to Bitcoin miners this week to consolidate support from the crypto industry. Last month, his campaign began accepting crypto donations, calling the decentralized currency a reflection of Trump's…

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Gizmodo
Jun 12, 2024

Game of Thrones Prequel Ten Thousand Ships Is Back in Action
Back in April, Oscar-winning screenwriter Brian Helgeland revealed details about his pitch for a Game of Thrones prequel that HBO ultimately passed on. Now, according to Thrones author George R.R. Martin, a Pulitzer-winning playwright has joined the prospective new HBO series.

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Gizmodo
Jun 12, 2024

Waymo Issues Second Recall for Robotaxis After Telephone Pole Crash
Waymo issued a voluntary recall of the driverless car company's mapping software on Wednesday after an unoccupied vehicle hit a telephone pole while trying to pick up a passenger last month. The company tells Gizmodo it's issuing an update to 672 vehicles and has filed a notice with the National Highway Traffic Safety…

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Gizmodo
Jun 12, 2024

Waymo Issues Software Recall for Driverless Cars After Telephone Pole Crash
Waymo issued a voluntary recall of the driverless car company's mapping software on Wednesday after an unoccupied vehicle hit a telephone pole while trying to pick up a passenger last month. The company tells Gizmodo it's issuing an update to 672 vehicles and has filed a notice with the National Highway Traffic Safety…

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Gizmodo
Jun 12, 2024

The Godzilla x Kong Art Book Is as Gorgeous as the Movie
Any movie that features giant creatures is bound to have an incredible selection of concept art—and now you can get a bound version of that art and more for the latest film in Legendary's MonsterVerse.

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Gizmodo
Jun 12, 2024

A New Health Nightmare Emerges for 9/11 First Responders
New research appears to highlight another tragic aftereffect of the 9/11 terror attacks. Scientists have found evidence that responders exposed to dust and debris from the collapse of the World Trade Center are more likely to develop early onset dementia. The findings also suggest that protective personal equipment…

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Gizmodo
Jun 12, 2024

Boeing's Starliner Now Has 5 Leaks While Parked Outside the ISS
Following an iffy docking at the International Space Station last week, Boeing managed to deliver a pair of NASA astronauts to the orbital lab. The stressful Starliner saga continues as the crew capsule developed more leaks in its service module. NASA is currently evaluating its ability to return the duo back to…

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Gizmodo
Jun 12, 2024

Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 (2024) Review
There's a tightrope every gaming laptop needs to walk, and it is truly so difficult to balance everything before tipping over one edge or the other. You want something that most people can afford, with all the bells and whistles, and you want it to feel good and look good. But price and performance are an inverse…

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Gizmodo
Jun 12, 2024

Adventure Time Is Coming Back With a Movie and New Spinoffs
Adventure Time has managed to live on in myriad ways beyond the original show, from Distant Lands to Fionna and Cake—but now the series is preparing to make another big come back to the land of Ooo, with not just two new kids shows, but a brand new movie from a host of major animation talent.

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Gizmodo
Jun 12, 2024

At Least 64 Boys, Including Twins, Sacrificed in Ancient Maya Underground Chamber
An underground chamber near Chichén Itzá's Sacred Cenote was found to contain the bones of 64 male children, new research reveals. Genetic tests revealed that at least one-quarter of the children were closely related to at least one other in the chamber and had similar diets as one another, indicating that members of…

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Gizmodo
Jun 12, 2024

Elon Musk Asked a SpaceX Employee to Have His Babies: Report
Elon Musk reportedly had a sexual relationship with a former SpaceX intern, then personally moved her onto his executive team, according to The Wall Street Journal Wednesday. The report says Musk had sex with another of his direct reports in 2014, and a third woman left the company in 2013 after Musk asked her to have…

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Gizmodo
Jun 12, 2024

Everything Apple Tried to Kill at WWDC 2024
This year's WWDC was loaded with announcements. We learned more about Apple's new AI, Apple Intelligence, and big updates to MacOS, iOS, WatchOS, Apple TV , and Vision Pro. If there's one thing on my mind throughout the keynote announcements, it was, "But X app already does that." By the end of the event, I had lost…

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Gizmodo
Jun 12, 2024

Matt Bomer Says He Lost Out On Playing Superman After Being Outed
There have been as many failed attempts to get Superman onto the silver screen as there are Superman movies that actually made it—but Superman: Flyby is perhaps one of the most infamous, just for the sheer capacity of what-could-have-beens with the amount of people up for the titular heroic role. Matt Bomer was the…

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Gizmodo
Jun 12, 2024

AMC Wants to Bring Another Anne Rice Adventure to Television
Frank Grillo's new werewolf horror gets a release date. Get a creepy look at Nic Cage's new turn in the latest footage from Longlegs. Max still wants to bring The Conjuring to streaming. Plus, what's coming on Orphan Black: Echoes. Spoilers now!

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Gizmodo
Jun 12, 2024

An AI Bot Could Be the First Artificial Member of Parliament
AI isn't just running lots of your favorite software applications these days. In some parts of the world, it's actually running for office.

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Gizmodo
Jun 12, 2024

This Entrepreneur Wants You to Elect His AI Bot to British Parliament
AI isn't just running lots of your favorite software applications these days. In some parts of the world, it's actually running for office.

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Gizmodo
Jun 12, 2024

How the Recycling Symbol Became Meaningless
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Gizmodo
Jun 12, 2024

Joey Chestnut Pushed Out of July 4 Hot Dog Competition Over Vegan Dog Sponsorship
Joey Chestnut won't be participating in this year's Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, which is held annually on Coney Island on July 4. The reason? Chestnut recently got a new sponsor, plant-based food brand Impossible Foods, and Nathan's won't allow Chestnut to promote a competing brand during what's supposed…

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Gizmodo
Jun 12, 2024

AI Detectors Get It Wrong. Writers Are Being Fired Anyway
Kimberly Gasuras doesn't use AI. "I don't need it," she said. "I've been a news reporter for 24 years. How do you think I did all that work?" That logic wasn't enough to save her job.

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Gizmodo
Jun 11, 2024

A Major Power Rangers Reboot Now Has to Be Rebooted, Again
The stars of Power Rangers may find it easy to morph, but Hollywood is finding it difficult to morph them into a new franchise. Filmmaker Jonathan Entwistle has been attached to the franchise since 2019, first as a film director then as overseer of a larger, expanded universe. That expanded universe was looking like…

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Gizmodo
Jun 11, 2024

I'm Beginning to Miss Doctor Who's Domestic Moments
The latest season of Doctor Who is barreling toward its end, and barreling toward things is something the 15th Doctor and Ruby have been doing an awful lot of in their debut set of adventures together. More often than not, we're joining them right as they're jumping out of the TARDIS and into their next romp across…

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Gizmodo
Jun 11, 2024

Pete Docter Explains Why We're Not Getting a Live-Action Ratatouille (or Any Pixar Movie) Remake
Despite the unrelenting pace at which its parent company, Disney, has been transforming animated hits into live-action remakes (coming soon: Mufasa: The Lion King, Moana, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Lilo & Stitch, Bambi, and more), Pixar has yet to take the plunge. And if Pete Docter has his way, live-action…

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Gizmodo
Jun 11, 2024

Likes on X Will Reportedly Be None of My Business as Soon as Today
Elon Musk's social media platform X is reportedly rolling out private likes as soon as today, The Verge reported on Tuesday. The feature, which already allows Premium users to hide their likes, will reportedly become the default for everyone on X.

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Gizmodo
Jun 11, 2024

Disturbing 'Light Paintings' Show All That Crap We're Breathing In
The ugly truth is that, if you could see the quality of the air you breathe in many places, you wouldn't go outside. But it's important to highlight the insidious presence of air pollution. Recently, a team of scientists and artists teamed up to do exactly that.

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Gizmodo
Jun 11, 2024

The New Dragon Age Game Looks a Lot More Like Mass Effect, and Maybe That's Okay
Nailing down an identity for Dragon Age has always been difficult. BioWare's dark-fantasy RPG series has evolved from being its more traditional RPG offering—compared to how it changed wider genre with the impact of Mass Effect back in 2007—from game to game, taking on different tones, aesthetics, ideas of narrative…

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Gizmodo
Jun 11, 2024

Recent Solar Outbursts Trigger Dramatic Auroras on Mars
A recent outburst from the Sun sent a strong blast of charged particles and radiation towards Mars, allowing scientists to get a rare glimpse at how these events unfold on planets other than Earth.

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Gizmodo
Jun 11, 2024

War of the Rohirrim's Heroine Will Take After Miyazaki as Much as Tolkien
Lord of the Rings is never far from the pop-culture front row, especially with Prime Video's The Rings of Power ramping up to its second season, Andy Serkis' Gollum movie in the works, Peter Jackson's Oscar-winning trilogy making a return to theaters, and the release of an especially intimidating new Lego set. But…

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Gizmodo
Jun 11, 2024

America's Notorious 'Cancer Alley' Is Even More Toxic Than We Thought
Since the 1980s, the 85-mile stretch of the Mississippi River that connects New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has been known as "Cancer Alley." The name stems from the fact that the area's residents have a 95% greater chance of developing cancer than the average American. A big reason for this is the…

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Gizmodo
Jun 11, 2024

The Sausage Party Gang Is Back With a Very R-Rated Trailer
Seth Rogen's foul-mouthed, R-rated animated food universe is back, and this time, it's bigger, longer, and possibly uncut. It's called Sausage Party: Foodtopia, an eight-part animated series coming to Prime Video on July 11, and the first trailer is here.

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Gizmodo
Jun 11, 2024

The Boys Will End After Season 5
The Boys is back later this week and now we know when it'll end. Eric Kripke, showrunner of the popular Prime Video show, announced on social media that the next season of the show, its fifth, will be its last.

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Gizmodo
Jun 11, 2024

Paul Giamatti Is Beaming Aboard Star Trek: Starfleet Academy
Star Trek fans just said goodbye to Discovery after five seasons, but the future is looking bright for the iconic sci-fi franchise: Oscar nominee Paul Giamatti has joined upcoming Paramount series Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, which was officially greenlit last year and is expected to begin filming this summer.

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Gizmodo
Jun 11, 2024

The Acolyte's Mystery Character Is Getting the Star Wars Action Figure They Deserve
Any actor joining the Star Wars galaxy will tell you what they're most looking forward to. It's seeing their action figures for the first time. Well, io9 has your exclusive look at the cast of The Acolyte doing just that. Plus, one of the actors has a figure that has yet to be revealed. So let's reveal that too.

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Gizmodo
Jun 11, 2024

Emerging Psychedelic Mushroom Alternative More Toxic Than Fentanyl, New Research Suggests
An emerging alternative to psychedelic mushrooms is more dangerous than advertised, public health researchers are warning.

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Gizmodo
Jun 11, 2024

Excited About the Brand New Siri? Here's How Long You'll Have to Wait
If you were hoping that all those "Apple Intelligence" features showcased during WWDC 2024 would make their way to your iPhone sooner rather than later, I've got some bad news for you. The best you can expect to see the new and improved Siri is 2025. Plus, you'll need the latest, most expensive iPhone to test…

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Gizmodo
Jun 11, 2024

The Wait for an AI-Powered Siri Is Going to Be Longer Than Expected
If you were hoping that all those "Apple Intelligence" features showcased during WWDC 2024 would make their way to your iPhone sooner rather than later, I've got some bad news for you. The best you can expect to see the new and improved Siri is 2025. Plus, you'll need the latest, most expensive iPhone to test…

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Gizmodo
Jun 11, 2024

Arcane Season 2's New Trailer Teases a Battle to the Bloody End
All good things must come to an end—for us and the denizens of Piltover and Zaun alike, it seems. Netflix has just dropped the first full look at the return of Arcane, Fortiche's sumptuous League of Legends prequel... and confirmed that season 2 will be its last.

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Gizmodo
Jun 11, 2024

Spotify Reportedly Adding Pricey HiFi Audio Tier Later This Year
Spotify could be getting more expensive, but it'll actually be for a good reason.

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Gizmodo
Jun 11, 2024

Japan Launches Investigation Into UFOs After Being Dubbed a 'Hotspot' for Sightings
Japan has formed a task force to investigate UFOs after the country was dubbed a "hotspot" for strange aerial sightings by a Pentagon report published last year.

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Gizmodo
Jun 11, 2024

Discoveries Shed Light on How Pompeii Survivors Resumed Life After the Volcanic Eruption
On August 24 in 79, Mount Vesuvius erupted, shooting over three cubic miles of debris up to 20 miles (32.1 kilometers) in the air. As the ash and rock fell to Earth, it buried the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. According to most modern accounts, the story pretty much ends there: Both cities were wiped out,…

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Gizmodo
Jun 11, 2024

Zack Snyder's Rebel Moon Director's Cuts Are Coming This Summer
If the quantity of Rebel Moon we already have wasn't somehow enough, as he is wont to do, Zack Snyder has found room for more. Today, the director confirmed that both extended editions of his Netflix sci-fi duology will release on the same day this summer, all the better to numb your lower half with through the medium…

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Gizmodo
Jun 11, 2024

I Love JBL's New Portable, Waterproof Speakers
I am the person in my friend group responsible for all of our tech needs, and I take my job very seriously. I've got a spare power bank, an instant camera, and, most importantly, a Bluetooth speaker with me at all times, no matter the occasion. So you can understand why JBL's latest portable speakers can easily fit…

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Gizmodo
Jun 11, 2024

Could a Spaceballs Sequel Finally Be Happening?
Saw XI's co-writer wants the film to have something to say. Peacemaker season 2 adds more to its cast, and confirms the return of a familiar comics face. Plus, The Boys' Jack Quaid teases the new season's Herogasm-topping gross out moments. To me, my spoilers!

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Gizmodo
Jun 11, 2024

Roaring Kitty Loses Millions After GameStop Stock Price Fall
It was just shy of a month ago when Keith Gill, better known as Roaring Kitty, began posting on his Twitter account giving some amateur investors hope that GameStop's stock would skyrocket in value like it did in 2021. On Friday, Gill had his triumphant return to YouTube with a live stream that in the end, lasted only…

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Gizmodo
Jun 11, 2024

YouTuber Who Hugged Elon Musk in Stunt Video Elected to European Parliament
Fidias Panayiotou, a YouTuber from Cyprus known for weird stunts, has been elected to the European Parliament, according to the Cyprus Mail on Monday. The 24-year-old secured third place in his election with 19.4% of the vote, as reported by the BBC, which means he'll become one of the six Members of the European…

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Gizmodo
Jun 10, 2024

Everything Announced at WWDC 2024: Apple Intelligence and a Smarter Siri
At WWDC 2024, Apple unleashed a blitzkrieg of software updates to put AI, or "Apple Intelligence," front and center in your iPhones, iPads, and Macs.

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Gizmodo
Jun 10, 2024

Two Lord of the Rings Movies Made the Box Office Top 10 This Weekend
The Lord of the Rings can still make that precious, precious money. This past weekend, Fathom Events began a three-day marathon of Peter Jackson's original trilogy, with screenings of the extended editions of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring on Saturday and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers on…

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Gizmodo
Jun 10, 2024

Elon Musk Just Cancelled iPhones
Apple and OpenAI's partnership is only a few hours old, and Elon Musk is already going to war over it. The owner of Tesla, X, SpaceX, and xAI said he would ban Apple devices at his companies if Apple integrated ChatGPT at the operating system level, which the companies are very much planning to do. Musk, a founder of…

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Gizmodo
Jun 10, 2024

You Can Now Nod Your Head to Accept Calls on AirPods Pro
At the WWDC 2024, held in Apple Park, Cupertino, Apple demoed one of the most impressive updates that AirPods Pro has received in a while: Siri Interactions.

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Gizmodo
Jun 10, 2024

Tesla Must Face False Advertising Claims Around 'Full Self-Driving' in California: Report
A complaint that Tesla has misled consumers with the name of its Full Self-Driving (FSD) and Autopilot features, brought by the California Department of Motor Vehicles, will be allowed to go forward, according to a report from Bloomberg Monday.

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Gizmodo
Jun 10, 2024

Astronomers Spot Cataclysmic Collision of Giant Asteroids in Nearby Star System
Nearly 20 years ago, astronomers observed a massive cloud of fine dust particles around a young star located just 63 light-years away from Earth. In recent observations from the Webb Space Telescope, however, the dust cloud had mysteriously vanished. Now, a new paper suggests the dust cloud may have been caused by a…

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Gizmodo
Jun 10, 2024

Math Notes Was Easily the Most Exciting WWDC Announcement
As unbelievable as it sounds, the iPad has never had its own Calculator app like the iPhone. That just changed with the iPad OS 18. When the new OS rolls out in the fall, users can finally do some quick math on the iPad and more.

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Gizmodo
Jun 10, 2024

Apple Just Made It Easier to Get Away With Sneaky Stuff
For years, Apple has tried to make privacy a core part of its brand. The keyword here is "tried," since multiple investigations (including one from Gizmodo) have shown that the company doesn't always live up to its lofty privacy promises. As part of its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple rolled out several…

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Gizmodo
Jun 10, 2024

Doctor Who Does Pride, and Prejudice
The Doctor's romantic history has long been a fraught topic for the show to dive into—but in its modern incarnation, the Doctor's identity as a sexual character, and how that interplays with their gender fluidity, has slowly but surely broken down barriers to allow interpretations of the Time Lord that broach all…

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Gizmodo
Jun 10, 2024

Interstellar Space Clouds Triggered the Ice Ages, Research Suggests
The Pleistocene Epoch—with its glaciers, woolly mammoths, and Neanderthals—still looms large in Earth's rearview mirror, having ended a mere 12,000 years ago. Now, a team of researchers posit that those hundreds of thousands of years of our planet's history may have been chilly due to a cloud in space that briefly…

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Gizmodo
Jun 10, 2024

Apple Bursts Onto the AI Stage with Apple Intelligence, ChatGPT, and Multimodal Siri
Apple revealed its partnership with OpenAI during the Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, integrating ChatGPT as a core technology in new iPhones, iPads and Macs coming later this year. Apple also officially unveiled Apple Intelligence, the company's homegrown AI products weaved throughout its operating…

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Gizmodo
Jun 10, 2024

Star Wars Outlaws' New Gameplay Trailers Really Open Up the Galaxy
The ability to freely walk around the Star Wars universe is closer than ever. Star Wars Outlaws, the new game from Ubisoft, is the world's first open-world Star Wars game, and brand new gameplay footage was just released at the company's event, UbiForward.

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Gizmodo
Jun 10, 2024

No, Taylor Swift Is Not in Deadpool & Wolverine
Taylor Swift, Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, and Shawn Levy walked into a Kansas City Chiefs game last year and the internet exploded. Surely, this was confirmation thatthe pop megastar would be appearing in the trio's upcoming Marvel movie Deadpool & Wolverine. Surely, it was happening.

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Gizmodo
Jun 10, 2024

The Spell Worked: Practical Magic 2 With Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman May Happen
Is that... the sound of midnight margaritas? After much speculation and some nearly forgotten rumors of a prequel series, it now seems ever more likely that 1998's Practical Magic, long a Halloween staple, will get a sequel. Hey, if Hocus Pocus can get two sequels, why not this other 1990s witchy favorite?

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Gizmodo
Jun 10, 2024

Glen Powell's Viral Cannibal Story Sounds Like an Urban Legend From the 2000s
Glen Powell recently shared a shocking story about his sister's friend who went on a date with a cannibal. The only problem with his story? It sounds like an urban legend that dates back to at least 2001.

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Gizmodo
Jun 10, 2024

Apple Just Dropped Our First Look at Severance Season 2, and More
Over two years have passed since fans were treated to one of the most exciting and maddening cliffhangers ever on the Apple TV show, Severance. In that time, everyone has been dying to know what's next for the innies and outies of Lumon Industries. Well, the bad news is, we still don't know. The good news is the…

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Gizmodo
Jun 10, 2024

Destiny's Future Is Being Shaped by Its Past
This past weekend, I sat down to bring an end to a story I have been following for the best part of the last 10 years of my life: Bungie's Destiny saga, told across two games, myriad expansions, seasons of living-game content, and many crushing highs and lows, came to what has long been shaped as its first proper end.

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Gizmodo
Jun 10, 2024

This Week's Interview With the Vampire Revealed Some Uncomfortable Truths
Molloy (Eric Bogosian) and Louis (Jacob Anderson) revisited their very first Interview With the Vampire meeting in "Don't Be Afraid, Just Start the Tape," directed by Craig Zisk and written by Hannah Moscovitch and Jonathan Ceniceroz. And what memories they are.

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Gizmodo
Jun 10, 2024

Satellite Images Reveal Tesla's Big Unsold Car Problem
When it comes to Tesla, it seems like the only thing people want to talk about lately is the Cybertruck and its flaws. And while we can all have a laugh at that monstrosity on four wheels, the electric vehicle company has a problem with its growing parking lots of unsold Teslas in Austin, Texas. Telsa has struggled to…

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Gizmodo
Jun 10, 2024

One of Netflix's Best Animated Series Is Finally Getting a Physical Release
Just as all eyes turn to Netflix and Fortiche to see what's next for season 2 of the studio's stunning League of Legends prequel, Arcane, there's good news for fans of incredible animation and physical media: the first season is heading home, and in ways we've never seen it on Netflix.

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Gizmodo
Jun 10, 2024

We Wanted an Xbox Handheld, and All We Got Were More Expensive Consoles
For Xbox, hardware is an afterthought. If you were like us and spent nearly two hours watching the Xbox Showcase, you came away disappointed by whats on offer for 2024. We are getting the same Xbox console hardware first released in 2020, though now with more storage. We could have had a handheld. We could have had…

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Gizmodo
Jun 10, 2024

The Terror of Toxic Shock Once Ruled Headlines—So Why Did It Fizzle Out?
During the early 1980s, the word tampon became briefly synonymous with terror. Doctors began to document cases of a then little-known condition linked to the feminine care product, called toxic shock syndrome. Thousands of such cases and around a hundred deaths were reported before the crisis was ultimately contained.…

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Gizmodo
Jun 10, 2024

WWDC 2024: How to Stream
Apple's annual Worldwide Developer's Conference, or WWDC, is all set to be held from June 10 through June 14 at Apple Park in Cupertino, California. If you're not in person, youcan catch up on the Cupertino company's OS news online. Apple also posts an archive of the keynote on its website for folks who aren't…

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Gizmodo
Jun 10, 2024

How to Use ChatGPT to Give Yourself More Free Time
If there's something we could all use to improve our lives, it's more time in the day to enjoy ourselves, see friends and family, and relax. One of the promises the wave of generative AI bots makes is that they will improve our day-to-day existence. So, does that extend to getting us all more free time?

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Gizmodo
Jun 10, 2024

Longlegs Will Subvert All Your Serial-Killer Movie Expectations
A young female FBI agent with unusually fine-tuned intuition comes aboard an active serial-killer case her superiors have been unable to crack, and proves to be the missing piece that helps move the investigation forward. It could be The Silence of the Lambs—or, if you flipped everything inside out and added an…

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Jun 10, 2024

The Mythical Promise of Tin Foil Hats
Open your kitchen drawer and take out some tin foil. Twirl it into a cone - maybe even double-wrap it - and put it on your noggin. Do you feel safer yet? The tin foil hat is perhaps the most iconic headgear for conspiracy theorists. Wearing one signals to others that you're unhinged, have a deep distrust of the…

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Jun 10, 2024

Updates From Marvel's Thunderbolts, and More
Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai returns with a new name. Orphan Black: Echoes offers a new taste of what's to come. Plus, what to expect from the next episode of My Adventures With Superman. To me, my spoilers!

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Jun 10, 2024

Gizmodo Monday Puzzle: Our Most Controversial Problem Revamped
Almost exactly a year ago, I posed a card puzzle here that sparked a frenzy in the comments section. The solution to that puzzle was so counterintuitive that several readers rejected it outright. In honor of the approaching anniversary, it's time to stir up more controversy with two more surprising card puzzles.

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Jun 09, 2024

Star Wars Outlaws Will Be All About That Criminal Life
Massive Entertainment's Star Wars Outlaws puts players in the boots of Kay Vess, a young crook trying to make a name for herself in the galaxy's criminal underworld in the gap between Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Doing that means pulling off some small jobs to psych youself up for the Big Job, and…

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Jun 09, 2024

Indiana Jones & the Great Circle Whips Up a Frosty New Trailer
Earlier this year, we got our first real look at Indiana Jones & the Great Circle. The game, coming from Wolfenstein developer MachineGames, puts players in Indy's hat between Raiders and Last Crusade, and has the adventurer hunting for mysterious sites around the globe that form a perfect circle.

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Jun 09, 2024

Ian McKellen Thinks the Gollum Movie Could Be His Final Job
It's only been about a month since Warner Bros. revealed it was working on a new Lord of the Rings movie. With Andy Serkis in the director's chair and mocap suit, the studio's fully set to get the Hunt for Gollum prequel film in theaters by 2026, and that's naturally got people talking about if any actors from the…

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Jun 09, 2024

X-Men '97's Soundtrack is Mutating to Vinyl
The first season of X-Men ‘97 may be over, but Disney's still got some goodies from the show it's selling to anyone still hit with mutant fever. Composers John Andrew Grush and Taylor Newton Stewart—aka the Newton Brothers—are getting their score for the season in vinyl from merch company Mutant.

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Jun 08, 2024

Borderlands' First Clip Is a Bunch of Bloodless Bull(et)crap
Gearbox's Borderlands games are known for quite a few things, but the biggest among those is arguably its sense of humor. It was Borderlands 2 where the franchise's sense of comedy really took shape, and the series has since been littered with humor largely in the vein of crass or internet humor. No surprise then that…

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Jun 08, 2024

The Original Lion King Is Roaring Back to Theaters
Later this year, Disney is taking viewers back to the world of Pride Rock with Mufasa, a prequel to its 2019 live-action remake of The Lion King. If you find yourself wanting to watch the original animated version again, good news: that one's getting a re-release.

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Jun 08, 2024

Edge of Tomorrow Is Tom Cruise Dying to Reinvent Himself
If there's one thing Tom Cruise knows how to do, it's be a movie star. Over the years, he's achieved a mythic stature as the last of a dying breed, from a time when leading actors mattered more than the characters they'd inhabit or the costumes they'd wear. However true that is or not, there's no denying that some…

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Jun 08, 2024

Legend of Vox Machina Rolls for Season 3 in October
Hoo-boy, it's been a while since we've heard anything about the Legend of Vox Machina, hasn't it? If you've been itching for some more Dungeons & Dragons fun courtesy of Critical Role's animated adaptation, you're in luck: the show is coming back starting October 3.

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Jun 08, 2024

The Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Trailers at Summer Game Fest 2024
E3 may be dead, but its spirit lives on in the Summer Game Awards. Geoff Keighley's annual showcase was light on big blockbusters, by his own admission, but it was made up for with a variety of double-A and indie titles that caught everyone's attention. Here's the best of what we saw that fell in our wheelhouse in…

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Jun 08, 2024

Paleontologists Are Fuming Over AI Depictions of Prehistoric Animals
A rat with at least four testicles, one larger than its head, published in a scientific journal earlier this year. A pterosaur with a third foot sprouting from its wing. A museum posting a psychedelic Godzilla-meets-gecko on social media, while a more life-like illustration of the ancient reptile appears on its website

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Jun 08, 2024

YouTube Is Cracking Down on Gun Content, and 3D-Printed Gun Makers Aren't Happy
YouTube announced this week it will place new restrictions on the types of gun-related videos that can appear on the video-sharing platform, including a ban on videos that directly promote the sale of firearms and new 18 restrictions on videos about 3D printing guns. And, as you can imagine, people who create…

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Jun 08, 2024

What to Expect From Apple's WWDC 2024
It's almost the end of the developer conference season, and Apple is the last one up to bat. Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference, or WWDC, is expected to be ripe with announcements for iOS, macOS, iPad OS, and the rest of the software that keeps the walled garden fresh—even the Vision Pro.

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Jun 07, 2024

Michael Emerson Didn't Know How Successful Fallout Would Become
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Jun 07, 2024

Alan Wake 2 DLC Takes You Back to Night Springs
Alan Wake 2 was one of the best games of last year, and now players have a reason to start up the game again. And this time, it has very little to do with Alan Wake himself.

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Jun 07, 2024

Find Gifts for All the Geeky Dads in Our Fandom Father's Day Guide
It's time to celebrate Father's Day and for those geeky dads, io9 has a guide for must-have gifts to show them they're special.

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Jun 07, 2024

Tales of the TMNT's New Trailer Asks Its Heroes to Do a Solo Act
Before we get a sequel to our favorite animated movie of last year—Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem—the brothers are heading to two dimensions, and TV, for a new animated series. And it seems like we're going to be getting them flying solo for a little while along the way, thanks to a nefarious new threat.

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