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Feb 08, 2023

Disney Sets Its Sights on Toy Story, Frozen, and Zootopia Sequels
During the Walt Disney Company's Q1 call today, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced the return of some major players in the studio's franchise department: future installments of Frozen, Zootopia, and Toy Story are on the way.


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Feb 08, 2023

Does the New DC Movie Universe Really Need to Be Connected?
Since Zack Snyder's Man of Steel debuted back in 2013, Warner Bros.' vision for a DC version of Marvel's densely inter-connected, massively profitable MCU has been… haphazard to say the least. But now James Gunn and Peter Safran have been hired to shepherd an entirely (well, mostly) new DC cinematic universe, and they…

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Feb 08, 2023

John Deere Takes Another Step in the Right Direction With Its First Electric Ride-on Mower
Sometimes, the convenience of a ride-on mower you don't have to push is outweighed by the inconvenience of maintaining what is essentially another vehicle. But John Deere is promising no more oil changes, no more gas cans, and no more spark plugs with its first all-electric zero turn mower.


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Feb 08, 2023

Netflix Begins The Password Sharing Crackdown
For the past year, Netflix has remained incredibly cagey about how its password sharing restrictions will shape out in the coming months. Now, new restrictions on accounts in several worldwide markets might offer a small fraction of a squinting glimpse into how the company plans to stop users from sharing a password…

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Feb 08, 2023

Netflix's Password Sharing Crackdown Has Begun in Several Countries
For the past year, Netflix has remained incredibly cagey about how its password sharing restrictions will shape out in the coming months. Now, new restrictions on accounts in several worldwide markets might offer a small fraction of a squinting glimpse into how the company plans to stop users from sharing a password…

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Feb 08, 2023

Photos Show Aftermath of Toxic Train Derailment in Ohio
Officials are continuing air and water quality tests near a derailed train in northeastern Ohio as evacuated area residents wait for news on when they can return, Cleveland 19 News reports.

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Feb 08, 2023

Luxury Handbag Maker Wins Trademark Lawsuit Against ‘MetaBirkin' NFT Maker
Look to your left, and see an image of a famed, extremely expensive luxury Birkin-brand handbag. On your right, is a non-fungible token, a digital image whose rights of ownership are recorded on a blockchain. On Wednesday, a jury in New York decided that these MetaBirkin NFTs were indeed a big ripoff of the famous…

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Feb 08, 2023

Virgin Orbit Suspects a $100 Part Took Down Its LauncherOne Rocket Last Month
Last month, Virgin Orbit ran into trouble when its LauncherOne rocket crashed, destroying seven payloads on board in an attempt to deploy satellites in low Earth orbit. Now, the company suspects that the cause of the anomaly could have been a pesky filter that only cost around $100.


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Feb 08, 2023

Why Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Was Chosen as the First Film in Phase 5 of the MCU
Thanos may have been big, powerful, and evil, but imagine if there were billions of him. That's just a taste of what makes Kang, played by Jonathan Majors, such a formidable villain for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. First appearing in Loki as one version of himself, and soon to appear in Ant-Man and the…

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Feb 08, 2023

Donald Trump Begged Twitter to Delete a Tweet From Chrissy Teigen Calling Him a 'Pussy Ass Bitch'
House Republicans on Tuesday used their newly won majority to hold a hearing on one of their paramount issues: Hunter Biden's laptop and Twitter's alleged efforts to censor conservative viewpoints at the behest of the federal government. The event was a disaster, filled with raucous lawmakers, real-time…

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Feb 08, 2023

Indie Games Get the Spotlight During Zine Month
It's hard to describe the scope of the indie tabletop roleplaying scene during an average month, but it's never more difficult than in February. For the past three years, February has been home to Zine Month—or ZiMo—during which indie TTRPGs attempt to crowdfund books and games.

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Feb 08, 2023

Florida Man vs Florida Man: Trump Suggests DeSantis Was 'Grooming' and Partying With Underage Girls
Former President Donald Trump appeared to accuse Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Florida) of "grooming" and partying with underage high school girls in a Truth Social post on Tuesday. Trump "reTruthed" the photo from a post by Dong-Chan Lee who is a self-described "paleoconservative" and a supporter of Trump, who had attached a…

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Feb 08, 2023

Everything Introduced Into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Phase 4
With Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe now over, you might be wondering exactly what it accomplished. From January 2021 to November 2022, Marvel Studios released 18 projects, an output almost equal to the entire 11-year MCU before it. But, without an Avengers film to wrap everything up in the end, it's hard…

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Feb 08, 2023

Apple Could Fix a Major HomeKit Bug in Next iOS Beta
Were you one of the many users affected by the iOS 16.2 HomeKit architecture bug that, among other issues, prevented users from adding new devices to their network? The good news is that Apple will likely send a fix for it in the next software update.


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Feb 08, 2023

Hospitals Sell Your Medical Data to Advertisers. A New Lawsuit Wants to Hold One Accountable.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the 886-bed hospital where I was born in Los Angeles, has a privacy problem. If you head to the Cedars website today you'll be greeted by six ad trackers and 17 third-party cookies—according to the Markup's Backlight tool—and, apparently, that's an improvement. A class action lawsuit filed…

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Feb 08, 2023

How The Purge Series Holds a Mirror Up to America
From two of the film experts behind the excellent Shudder documentary Horror Noire—Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman, who wrote the book the doc is based on: Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from the 1890s to Present; and entertainment journalist Mark H. Harris—comes The Black Guy Dies First, a look at Black…

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Feb 08, 2023

Whoa: Astronomers Find New Ring System in the Outer Solar System
Researchers observing a background star pass behind Quaoar, a dwarf planet in the Kuiper belt, found that the distant object has a ring system unlike any previously found in our solar system.

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Feb 08, 2023

Becoming Besties with Rachel and Sarah | YOLO: Silver Destiny
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Feb 08, 2023

Uber Drivers Completed 2.1 Million Trips as Company Reports 'Strongest Quarter Ever'
Uber announced it reached a record revenue last year, overcoming the economic downturn many companies have faced in recent months. The company released its report announcing the results from its fourth quarter and for all of 2022, saying its revenue grew by 49% between 2021 and last year.

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Feb 08, 2023

Secret Russian Satellite Breaks Apart for Second Time, Spawning Debris Cloud
A mysterious Russian satellite that launched to space in 2014 has experienced its second breakup event. The cause of Kosmos-2499's demise is unknown, and we may never find out the truth, given the satellite's veiled and suspicious history.


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Feb 08, 2023

A Man's Prostate Cancer Gave Him An 'Uncontrollable' Irish Accent
A man's prostate cancer came with a bizarre complication: an Irish accent. The case is one of the few documented reports of the condition, and reportedly the first ever associated with this form of cancer. Tragically, the man ultimately died from his illness.


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Feb 08, 2023

Japan's Spirited Away Stage Play Is Coming to America, Basically
If you heard the news that Japan would be getting a live, theatrical stage play version of Hayao Miyazaki's acclaimed, Academy Award-winning film Spirited Away and burned with a longing to see it... well, I have mostly good news. The stageplay is finally coming to America, it just won't be quite as live as if you had…

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Feb 08, 2023

Teenage Engineering Now Has a $1,600 Desk To Hold Its $1,200 Mixer and $2,000 Musical Toys
If you've decided your tastes are too refined to work on a sheet of plywood precariously balanced on a couple stacks of cinderblocks, Teenage Engineering is back with another peculiar product with a barebones design: the minimalist Field Desk you build yourself using a modular aluminum rail system.

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Feb 08, 2023

Google Bungles AI Reveal With Incorrect Webb Telescope Facts
Google announced its much-hyped AI-powered chatbot this week as part of a rapidly intensifying AI arms race between tech heavy-hitters. The tool is the company's response to OpenAI's ChatGPT and Microsoft's swift maneuvering to incorporate that large language tool into its Bing search engine. But there's one big…

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Feb 08, 2023

Who's the Next Killer in the Disney Public Domain Murderverse?
The global release of Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey is happening in a week, and ahead of the premiere, writer/director Rhys Frake-Waterfield told The Hollywood Reporter that "he's planning to create an entire universe filled with bloodied X-rated adaptations of beloved childhood stories."


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Feb 08, 2023

Ghostface Plays a Deadly Game of Chutes & Ladders in New Scream VI Teaser
There's only a little more than a month before the sixth installment of the Scream franchise stalks its way into New York City and theaters, but no movie with a generously-sized budget would miss the chance to promote itself during what sponsors have to generically call "the big game." But rather than discuss the …

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Feb 08, 2023

Elon Musk Unlocks Twitter Account of Senator Who Made a Dead Antelope His Profile Pic
Twitter owner and chief micromanager Elon Musk stepped in to unlock the account of Republican Sen. Steve Daines of Montana, who got sent to blue bird jail after changing his profile picture to a selfie of him and his wife with a dead antelope on a hunting trip.

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Feb 08, 2023

This Plant-Based Salmon Looks, Tastes, Cooks, and Flakes Like the Real Thing
We can chalk up another victory for food scientists this month as Toronto-based New School Foods debuted a plant-based salmon alternative that delivers the experience of eating the fish—including the flavor and texture of a cooked filet—without needing you to consume any actual salmon.

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Feb 08, 2023

Google Shows Off AI Advancements, in Search Results and Beyond
Google plans to begin including AI-generated text answers to search queries in the coming months. The announcement came at the company's (kind of slapdash) live event in Paris on Wednesday, along with numerous other updates to Search, Maps, and more.


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Feb 08, 2023

Users Claim Twitter Isn't Deleting Their DM Data When Asked
Remember last August, when an ex-Twitter executive Peiter "Mudge" Zatko accused the blue bird app of routinely failing to delete users' information from the platform when they deleted their accounts? Well, it seems under the new stewardship of billionaire Elon Musk, Twitter is still failing to delete users'…

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Feb 08, 2023

Keanu Reeves' Constantine 2 Still in the Works Despite DC Shakeup
Will I ever truly understand why I love Constantine (2005) so much? No. But this was a weird time for a lot of comic films, nestled in between awkward, over-CGI'd family films like Hulk and rated-R weirdness like Blade and Blade 2. Something about Constantine, which merged a hardboiled detective story and an eternal…

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Feb 08, 2023

Scientists Discover Molten Layer of Rock Beneath Earth's Crust
Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are a result of the movement of large swaths of Earth's crust, but while the theory of plate tectonics has been widely accepted as a fundamental law of geology, there are still things to be discovered. New research from the University of Texas Austin points to the presence of a…

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Feb 08, 2023

Google Will Blur Explicit Images Even When SafeSearch Is Turned Off
Google's search engine is getting an upgrade—yes with AI, but also with a blur filter. In a bid to shield its user's eyes, Google announced yesterday that it will blur explicit images in search results, even when SafeSearch isn't turned on.


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Feb 08, 2023

If You've Ever Posted Anything Online, ChatGPT Has Probably Seen It
ChatGPT has taken the world by storm. Within two months of its release it reached 100 million active users, making it the fastest-growing consumer application ever launched. Users are attracted to the tool's advanced capabilities - and concerned by its potential to cause disruption in various sectors.


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Feb 08, 2023

Wikipedia Worries Its Volunteer Editors Could Be Liable to Lawsuits Without Section 230
Where does Wikipedia, the world's most-visited repository of information on the internet, stand without guaranteed digital liability protections? It's a question weighing heavy on the people who make up the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organization that administers the site containing 58 million articles in…

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Feb 08, 2023

Zoo Says Ape's Mysterious Pregnancy Occurred Through a Glory Hole
Japanese zookeepers have finally figured out how Momo, their 12-year-old white-handed gibbon, got pregnant even though she lived by herself and had never had a male visitor. The key? A literal hole in the wall.

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Feb 08, 2023

Zoo Says Ape's Mysterious Pregnancy Occurred Through a Hole in the Wall, Literally
Japanese zookeepers have finally how Momo, their 12-year-old white-handed gibbon, got pregnant even though she lived by herself and had never had a male visitor. The key? A literal hole in the wall. 

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Feb 08, 2023

Thanks I Hate It: Twitter Starts Testing Out 4,000 Character Tweets
If you've ever been scrolling through Twitter and thought to yourself, ‘I wish all of these posts were SO MUCH longer," then today is your lucky day. If, however, you are a reasonably well-adjusted internet-user, I unfortunately come bearing bad news. Twitter appears to be officially experimenting with 4,000 character…

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Feb 08, 2023

Top Android Phones From China Are Packed With Spyware, Research Finds
New research suggests that users of top-of-the-line Android devices sold in China are getting their personal data pilfered left, right and center, according to new research. The collection, which is happening without notification or consent, could easily lead to the persistent tracking of users and the easy unmasking…

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Feb 07, 2023

Joe Biden Says Tech Needs Washington's Parental Oversight in State of the Union
President Joe Biden took direct aim at tech companies during his second State of the Union address Tuesday evening. Over the course of an hour, the president railed against Big Tech's data collection practices, its use of targeting ads on young users and anti-competitive business practices. For all of those issues,…

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Feb 07, 2023

Researchers Decrypt Coded Letters Written by Mary, Queen of Scots
A computer scientist, a musician, and a physicist enter the archives of a national library. It sounds like the beginning of a joke, but the punchline is a serious one: Researchers of various backgrounds managed to find and decipher 57 letters written by Mary, Queen of Scots during her imprisonment by her cousin Queen…

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Feb 07, 2023

Jonathan Majors Breaks Down the Essence of Kang in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
With the release of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, audiences are about to really get a glimpse of the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. His name is Kang and he's played by Jonathan Majors. Majors made his Marvel debut last year in Loki as He Who Remains, a version of a supervillain who is going to have such…

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Feb 07, 2023

Sennheiser Boosts the Bass With a New Addition to Its Long Adored 600-Series Headphones
Headphone enthusiasts can be a fickle bunch, but if you manage to pull a group of them away from their amps and Super Audio CD players to ask them to recommend a pair of cans, most would point you towards the Sennheiser 600-series. Over the past 25 years, Sennheiser has been trickling out minor updates to the line,…

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Feb 07, 2023

The Legends of Tomorrow Will Return One Last Time Thanks to The Flash
Praise Beebo, my friends. While a lot of familiar faces are returning for The Flash's ninth season, it won't just be the friends and family members of the Iris West clan. Showrunner Eric Wallace has revealed that the fan-favorite Legends of Tomorrow cast will make an appearance, almost certainly for the final time.


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Feb 07, 2023

The Last of Us Continues to Rise in the Ratings
HBO's The Last of Us might be stepping aside for the Superbowl (catch the next episode this Friday, rather than the usual Sunday), but it's still becoming a force of nature as far as ratings are concerned on its own. After the massive buzz around episode three, episode four boasted the highest numbers to date.

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Feb 07, 2023

Navy Releases Up-Close Pics of Chinese Spy Balloon Retrieval
Last week, an unidentified object appeared 60,000 feet above the ground in Montana. Originating from China, the balloon gave all the appearance of being a spying aircraft.

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Feb 07, 2023

15 of the Best Countries to Get a Digital Nomad Visa
Spain is introducing its own digital nomad visa, adding it to the list of nearly 50 countries that have implemented it in recent years. The country's parliament approved the visa in November last year and will allow non-EU citizens to remain in Spain for up to five years.

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Feb 07, 2023

BP: We're Making Lots of Money on Oil, so Screw the Climate
BP is raking in a huge amount of cash these days on oil, so it wants you to ignore all those lofty promises it made about the climate just a few years ago.

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Feb 07, 2023

Weeks Before Launch, NASA Tells Private Partner to Change Lunar Landing Site to South Pole
NASA is "redirecting" a private partner's first mission to the lunar south polar region, and with very little time to spare. The company, Texas-based Intuitive Machines, is handling the new assignment with grace, saying it's a "significant win" for the Artemis program.  

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Feb 07, 2023

A Washington Woman Could Land in Jail After Refusing Tuberculosis Treatment
A woman's active case of tuberculosis has prompted health officials in Washington state to alert the public. The woman has reportedly turned down treatment for over a year and disobeyed multiple court orders to stay isolated from others. The health department may pursue further legal action against the woman should…

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Feb 07, 2023

Disney Artist Ashley Taylor on Her Fairytale Inspirations
Every year at Epcot kicks off with the International Festival of the Arts, a haven for Disney art collectors that showcases an extensive line-up of work from an array of unique perspectives. The Walt Disney World-exclusive Artful Epcot fest has steadily become one of the best reasons to visit Disney Parks during the …

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Feb 07, 2023

Coinbase Ex-Manager Pleads Guilty to Crypto Insider Trading Charges
It's 2023 and financial crimes and their consequences have officially come to cryptocurrency. Relatively new on the laundry list of blockchain-based offenses that can lead directly to jail: insider trading. A former product manager at the crypto exchange Coinbase pleaded guilty to insider trading charges on Tuesday.…

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Feb 07, 2023

Tyler Posey on Returning to Teen Wolf
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Feb 07, 2023

Microsoft's New ChatGPT-Powered Bing Goes Live Today
In a Tuesday blog post, Microsoft went all in on AI-driven searches. The company launched the new AI-powered Bing and Microsoft Edge browser incorporating an AI copilot and chat feature.

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Feb 07, 2023

Microsoft's New ChatGPT-Powered Bing Preview Goes Live Today
Microsoft reps came out swinging Tuesday in a massive press blitz, though they were acting more like an artificial intelligence-driven Terminator than any live human being. Sure, the product folks at the company's conference held at Microsoft's Redmond, Washington headquarters and on the company blog talked with all…

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Feb 07, 2023

Zoom Cuts 1,300 'Zoomies' After Pandemic Growth Spurt
Silicon Valley layoffs have become commonplace in the last several months as one after another announced they were letting staff go. This time, the latest round of layoffs will affect Zoom employees, as CEO Eric Yuan cited an unpredictable economy and the possibility of a recession.

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Feb 07, 2023

Even at His Best, Rick and Morty's Justin Roiland Apparently Wasn't Much Fun to Work With
After allegations of abuse were revealed earlier this year, Adult Swim and Hulu parted ways with Justin Roiland (Rick and Morty, Solar Opposites, Koala Man). Now, a new investigation by the Hollywood Reporter says that Roiland's offbeat work ethic and flaky attention span made him a lot less important to his projects …

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Feb 07, 2023

7 Endangered U.S. Animals That Don't Get Enough Love
A conservation group released a report this week finding that more than 40% of all animal species in the U.S. are at risk of going extinct. Most in danger were small, not-so-exciting animals—snails, crayfish, mussels—that nevertheless make up key cornerstones of our ecosystems.


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Feb 07, 2023

The Mandalorian Is Moving to Regular TV... for One Night Only
The Mandalorian, the show that helped launch an entire streaming service, is coming off that streaming service for one night only. With the third season of the hit Star Wars show quickly approaching, the very first episode will make its broadcast debut, airing on ABC, Freeform, and FX on February 24.

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Feb 07, 2023

Mario Kart Live But With Hot Wheels!
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Feb 07, 2023

Roku and DoorDash Have Teamed Up for Interactive Food Delivery Ads
There are arguably already too many ways to order food for delivery right to your door. You can call a restaurant. You can open up your laptop and go online. You can click through an app on your smartphone. Heck, you can summon a drone, if you're willing to endanger your local power grid. Now, for better or worse, the …

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Feb 07, 2023

Horror Author Stephen Graham Jones on His Latest Chiller, Don't Fear the Reaper
In 2021, author Stephen Graham Jones (The Only Good Indians) released My Heart Is a Chainsaw, giving horror fans a memorable heroine in high school misfit Jade Daniels. Don't Fear the Reaper, its sequel and the second entry in Jones' Indian Lake Trilogy, is out today—and i09 got a chance to talk to him about it.

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Feb 07, 2023

Minnesota Will Require 100% Carbon-Free Electricity by 2040
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Feb 07, 2023

Funko Releases Disney100 Pop Movie Posters of Cinderella and Dumbo
To celebrate the Disney100 Funko Pop! has been adding to its parade of animation collectibles for the studio's centennial. In this exclusive with io9, we're unveiling two new artistic Disney movie poster releases. Take a look at the just-released Cinderella and Dumbo posters with pop figures of their stars and rodent…

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Feb 07, 2023

Texas Is Banning TikTok From State Government Devices
The Lone Star State is charging ahead with a TikTok ban. On Monday, Governor Greg Abbott unveiled a new statewide model security plan to prohibit the app from government issued devices and networks in order to address potential "vulnerabilities," presented by its use. Predictably, the Republican governor also used the…

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Feb 07, 2023

Russia-Linked Ransomware Gang Claims Responsibility for Royal Mail Attack
Royal Mail in the UK has reopened following a cyber attack last month that has since been identified as Lockbit, a Russia-linked ransomware gang. The gang has demanded a ransom in exchange for data stolen on January 10 and threatened to release it to the public if Royal Mail does not comply, TechCrunch reported.

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Feb 07, 2023

SpaceX Falcon 9 Delivers 5-Ton Communications Satellite to Orbit
A Falcon 9 lit up the Florida skies Monday night in what is now a very familiar scene. The rocket successfully deployed Hispasat's Amazonas Nexus communications satellite into a trajectory that will take it to a geostationary orbit, from where it will expand the Spanish company's coverage across the Americas, the…

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Feb 07, 2023

Rahul Kohli On Warhammer Show
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Feb 07, 2023

Hey Fellow Kids: Meta Is Revamping Horizon Worlds to Attract More Teen Users
Nothing has been more of a spectacle to watch than Meta's bet on the metaverse—more specifically Horizon Worlds, a virtual reality video game platform from the company. It appears Meta isn't ready to give up on Horizon Worlds just yet, as internal documents from the company reveal a revamping strategy of the platform…

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Feb 07, 2023

Americans Can Finally Dodge High Egg Prices With This Vegan Poached Egg Substitute
We're only now starting to feel the effects of an avian flu outbreak last year that decimated flocks and put a strain on egg stocks, resulting in boosted prices. But there's good news if all you care about is the egg experience, and not where the eggs actually come from, as a vegan alternative has finally reached the…

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Feb 07, 2023

Leaked Document Suggests Hardly Anyone Bothered to Pay for Twitter Blue
Twitter-like apps don't seem to be doing too hot as of late. Ever since billionaire Tesla CEO Elon Musk bought the blue bird app back in October, a wave of controversy has caused a massive decline in users. Worse still for Twitter and Musk, few seem willing to pay for features like Twitter Blue. While some users have…

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Feb 07, 2023

Jonathan Majors' Kang Conquers in the Newest Ant-Man: Quantumania Teaser
It's Jonathan Majors' (quantum) realm. and we're all just living in it. The amount of hype that the trailers are giving Kang the Conqueror is truly out of this world and honestly; he deserves it. We've got some early social reactions coming out, and people are very interested in seeing Kang show up again and again …

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Feb 07, 2023

OnePlus 11 is a Great Value for No-Frills Android Lovers
It is officially new smartphone season, and we're starting this year's corral with value. The OnePlus 11 isn't as flashy as the Samsung Galaxy S23 series, nor does it have proprietary hardware like the AI-focused Tensor chip found in Google's Pixel 7 lineup. It's just a good Android smartphone that's competitively…

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Feb 07, 2023

Mario Kart Live is Back, in Hot Wheels Form
When Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit came out in 2020, we were quick to praise the AR toy's gameplay, but were put off by how much it cost for what was on offer. Now, developer Velan studios is back in the bucket seat again, and while it hasn't managed to lower the cost of entry for its AR RC car tech, the new Hot…

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Feb 07, 2023

Hasbro's Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Figures Come in All Shapes and Sizes
A new Marvel movie is just weeks away, and that means it's time for Marvel movie merch. As always, Hasbro is leading the charge with a new Marvel Legends wave dedicated to Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, and io9 has the first look at the toys from the movie.


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Feb 07, 2023

A Neo-Nazi Duo Planned to Attack the Baltimore Electric Grid and ‘Destroy the City,' FBI Says
A neo-Nazi leader and a Maryland woman planned to attack electrical substations, which form the interface between the distribution grid and transmissions systems, around Baltimore in an attempt to permanently "lay this city to waste," according to the FBI.

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Feb 07, 2023

MSI Titan GT77 HX Is a Powerful But Costly Debut For Intel's Most Powerful Mobile Chips
Getting hands-on time with the MSI Titan GT77 HX sounds like a fun time in its own right, but the secret sauce behind this specific model that's set to hit shelves in just a few days is the 13th Gen Intel Core i9 processor humming under the hood. Intel's new 13 Gen HX series chips are billed as powerhouse mobile CPUs,…

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Feb 07, 2023

The 6,167-Piece Rivendell Is the One Lego Lord of the Rings Set to Rule Them All
Take a really close look at the reflection in the gold ring that Lego teased on Twitter yesterday and you'll see that the company actually shared an early sneak peek at today's big reveal: an absolutely stunning 6,167-piece recreation of Rivendell reflecting the elaborate locale we've seen on screen.

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Feb 07, 2023

The Last Images From Doomed Space Probes
To all the space probes we've loved before: sorry! You fell into Saturn, drifted into deep space, suffocated in Martian dust—all for the greater good of science. Today, we're memorializing the space explorers that met dramatic endings far, far from Earth.


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Feb 07, 2023

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania's First Reactions Are Here
The Multiverse Saga is about to kick into high gear. Next week, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania opens in theaters, officially ushering in the beginning of Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It sees our heroes, Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and the Wasp (Evangeline Lilly) head to the quantum realm—where they'll…

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Feb 06, 2023

Out of This World Dining at Walt Disney World's Space 220
Get ready for lift off in this look inside Space 220 in Walt Disney World. io9 was invited by Disney Parks to try out lunch at Epcot's immersive dining experience, which simulates a trip to a space station where you can have lunch, dinner, or drinks with a view of Earth and the stars.

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Feb 06, 2023

Here's What the New Planet of the Apes Movie Is About
Wes Ball's new Planet of the Apes movie, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, has been filming and adding cast members for a few months—and now, we might finally know what all those people will be doing.

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Feb 06, 2023

Getty Images Claims Stable Diffusion's Creator 'Copied' 12 Million Copyrighted Images
For months, Getty Images has mumbled its simmering resentment over its photos being used for AI image generators. Now, the stock image site has finally turned up the heat on one of the companies crafting these AI systems.

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Feb 06, 2023

Binance Announces Temporary Pause on U.S. Bank Transfers
The world's biggest crypto exchange, Binance, is set to halt transfers to and from U.S. bank accounts beginning Wednesday, February 8. The company tweeted out confirmation of the USD bank transaction suspension on Monday, following early reports from multiple news outlets.


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Feb 06, 2023

FTC Admits Defeat in Antitrust Battle With Facebook
The Federal Trade Commission will not appeal the court ruling rejecting its attempt to block the acquisition of VR fitness company Within by Facebook and parent company Meta. The regulator's decision marks a major win for Meta and draws renewed scrutiny on the agency's capacity to successfully bring similar antitrust…

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Feb 06, 2023

30 Games Built to Run Heists, Burglaries, and Bank Jobs
While you see a lot of games out there that can be used to run heists (Bully Pulpit Games' Fiasco comes immediately to mind), this selection is specifically built around heists. Not games that can be used for heists or games that can be twisted to run heists, but games that have their mechanics built to pull off one…

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Feb 06, 2023

13 Invasive Plants You Should Rip to Shreds
Conservation is about saving, about preserving the natural world for future generations and the health of our ecosystems. But sometimes to save local environments, you have to kill some plants. Specifically, invasive plants.


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Feb 06, 2023

A 'Crazy-Looking Cat' Loose in Missouri Was Actually a Wild African Serval
A "crazy-looking cat" spotted by Missouri farmers in recent months turned out to be an African serval. Thankfully, the wild feline survived the harsh winter and was captured without any problems. Though it's unknown how the animal ended up where it did, it's now reportedly safe and sound at a nearby sanctuary.

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Feb 06, 2023

Wikipedia Briefly Banned in Pakistan for 'Blasphemous' Content
Pakistan lifted its Wikipedia ban today after degrading the site on Saturday following the site's refusal to remove what local government officials called blasphemous and anti-Islam content. The Pakistani government said they gave the site 48 hours to remove the "anti-Islam" information which hurts Muslim sentiment.

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Feb 06, 2023

Meet Bard, Google's Answer to ChatGPT
Nothing has made the tech industry cower quite the way ChatGPT has. While some have tried to hop on board asap, others—like Google—are attempting to compete. The tech giant has just announced its answer to the wildly popular chatbot, and it's called Bard.


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Feb 06, 2023

Webb Telescope Spots a Small Asteroid From 62 Million Miles Away
One of the solar system's 1.1-million-plus asteroids was recently spotted by the Webb Space Telescope, from a distance of about 62 million miles. The asteroid is relatively small, making it a showcase of the new space observatory's sharp vision.

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Feb 06, 2023

Twitch Kicks AI-Generated Seinfeld Show Off Air After Not-Jerry Makes Transphobic Remark
After becoming the new hotness for fans of surreal insanity, the never ending AI-generated stream inspired by the 90s sitcom Seinfeld called Nothing, Forever has been temporarily kicked off the air. Just like some other famed comedians, the series main character "Larry Feinberg" was slapped down hard after making an…

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Feb 06, 2023

Saudi Arabia Is Trying to Pivot From Big Oil to Big Tech
The country of Saudi Arabia has scrounged up several billion dollars in investments from major tech companies, which are interested in building cloud computing centers in the region.


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Feb 06, 2023

I Know What You Did Last Summer Gets New Sequel With Original Cast
In 1997 slasher I Know What You Did Last Summer, Jennifer Love Hewitt's character famously screamed, "What are you waiting for, huh?" Well, if she was talking to Hollywood, they were waiting for precedent. And now, now that they have it, the character and franchise are ready for a big-screen comeback.

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Feb 06, 2023

Curiosity Rover Finds Foot-Long Meteorite on Martian Surface
NASA's Curiosity rover found a meteorite as it was trucking across Mars last week.

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Feb 06, 2023

Zuckerberg Confirms Meta Quest 3 VR Headset Will Have Full Color Mixed Reality
Mark Zuckerberg said in a recent earnings call that Meta's next consumer oriented headset, speculated to be the Meta Quest 3, will include full color mixed reality features. This could be a major shift in the VR industry and the company's continuing fascination with shared virtual spaces.

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Feb 06, 2023

10 Laptops That Were Too Strange for This World
Only in the last few years has laptop design evolved beyond its clamshell origins, with the introduction of dual screens, convertibles, and foldable displays, but some of the most fascinating features were found in the laptops that failed along the way. From Compaq and IBM in the ‘90s to Lenovo and Asus in more recent…

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Feb 06, 2023

Elon Musk Says Actually 'Good' Bots Can Stay on Twitter for Free
In a not-so-surprising, sudden reversal, Elon Musk walked back on plans to completely end free access to Twitter's application programming interface (API) over the weekend. The billionaire indicated that limited, cost-free API access would remain for "good" bots on the site, in a Saturday night tweet.


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Feb 06, 2023

The Michael J. Fox Documentary, Still, Is Lovely and Inspiring
Even if you aren't a big movie fan, odds are you know a bit about Michael J. Fox. Fox was one of the biggest stars on the planet in the 1980s; with a hit TV show and the main role in a mega-franchise, the world was his oyster. But a few years later, Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and his life completely…

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Feb 06, 2023

AMC Theatres to Coax Moviegoers Into Undesirable Front-Row Seats With Cheaper Prices
The AMC Theatre conglomerate is taking a new stance on ticket pricing, changing the cost for moviegoers based on standard, prime, and value seating options. The change, called Sightline at AMC, will expand to all of its roughly 1,000 U.S. AMC Theatre locations by the end of this year.

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