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Apr 03, 2020

Amazon Keeps Finding New Ways to Screw Over Its Warehouse Workers Amid Covid-19 Pandemic
Amazon has been scrambling to perform damage control amid alarming reports from employees and demands from lawmakers regarding its lackluster response to the covid-19 pandemic, but on Thursday the e-commerce giant's PR crisis spiraled even further.


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Apr 02, 2020

Elon Musk's BiPAP Machines May Be Better Than Nothing, at Least
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said he'd be sending desperately needed "FDA-approved ventilators" to hard-hit hospitals across the nation dealing with the coronavirus crisis—but they haven't been the high-grade kind needed to keep intensive care patients alive. Instead, those sent off so far appear to be Bilevel…

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Apr 02, 2020

These Flies Have Been Trapped in the Bone Zone for 41 Million Years
A pair of long-legged flies met a Romeo-and-Juliet ending some 41 million years ago, when a falling drop of tree resin ruined their tender moment. On the bright side, their disrupted act of fornication was preserved for all eternity in this pornographic piece of amber.


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Apr 02, 2020

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Apr 02, 2020

Extreme Experiment on Mexican Volcano Challenged the Speed of Light
New measurements from an experiment near the top of an extinct Mexican volcano have placed a stringent new limit on whether light can exceed the universe's well-known top speed.


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Apr 02, 2020

Coronavirus Cases Hit 1 Million Worldwide as Deaths Top 50,000
The world reached two somber milestones this Thursday. There have now been more than 1 million reported cases of covid-19, the pandemic disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Earlier in the day, the reported death toll climbed past 50,000. Both numbers undersell the damage that covid-19 has wrought…

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Apr 02, 2020

Watch These 5 Genre Series You've Always Wanted to Try, Now That You Have All the Time
We've all said it. We've nodded along as our friends and co-workers gush about a series, pulled it up on our phones and panic-glared at the number of episodes, and then politely said "I'll check it out when I've got the time!" knowing full well that we will never have the time. Well, times have changed...and suddenly …

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Gizmodo
Apr 02, 2020

A Brief History of One Month Ago Today
On Monday, March 2, 2020, the day started with tweets from President Donald Trump accusing the Democrats of "fear mongering" about coronavirus. The day ended with Fox News insisting the threat of covid-19 was little more than media hype. In between, there was a whole bunch of fuckery.


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Apr 02, 2020

With Tours Canceled, Venues Closing, And Futures Uncertain, Musicians Flock To Twitch
Popular musician Marc Rebillet's March 17 Twitch stream—the first in his "Quarantine Livestream Tour"—began just like his other shows: Wearing a silken robe, he improvised a series of songs based on topic suggestions from his audience. People asked for songs about the apocalypse and toilet paper. About an hour and a…

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Gizmodo
Apr 02, 2020

Man Tries to Ram Train Into U.S. Navy Hospital Ship, Doesn't Even Come Close
Prosecutors say a train derailment in San Pedro near the Port of Los Angeles on Tuesday was an intentional attempt to either sink the hospital ship USNS Mercy—which the U.S. military deployed to the region as part of relief efforts—or just crash somewhere near it.

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Apr 02, 2020

The Lelo Sona 2 Cruise Is 15% Off
Lelo Sona 2 Cruise | $118 | Lelo


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Apr 02, 2020

This Tiny Skull Cap Is Rocking What We Know About an Ancient Human Species
A partial skull found in South Africa suggests Homo erectus—an ancestral human species—appeared 100,000 years earlier than previously thought. The new research also shows that H. erectus lived alongside two other hominin species, neither of which were human.

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Apr 02, 2020

The Essential Clone Wars Stories Every Star Wars Fan Should Watch
Star Wars: The Clone Wars is back in our lives for one last time, with its seventh season now airing on Disney . Maybe you dismissed it when it first aired because it's "just" a cartoon, maybe you just never got around to watching, but either way, you've missed out on one of the greatest pieces of the galaxy far, far…

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Gizmodo
Apr 02, 2020

The Army Predicted 80,000 to 150,000 Coronavirus Deaths Back in February: Report
Back in early February, the U.S. Army predicted that 80,000 to 150,000 people could die as a result of the covid-19 outbreak, as evidenced by an unclassified briefing published by the Daily Beast this morning. That range now falls below the White House task force's latest projection of 100,000 to 240,000 deaths, but…

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Apr 02, 2020

Apple Finally Lets You Buy Amazon Prime Movies on iPhone and Apple TV
Apple appears to be loosening up its policies around in-app purchases that have come under fire from third-party services and antitrust regulators over what's come to be known as the "Apple tax." An agreement between Apple and Amazon will now allow users to purchase movies and TV shows from their iPhone or Apple…

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Gizmodo
Apr 02, 2020

FCC to Vote on If We'll Get Better Wifi
Devices with Wi-Fi 6 started rolling out at the end of 2019, but now, a new vote proposed by the FCC could open up the 6Ghz band to unlicensed wifi and add a massive speed boost to wireless gadgets.


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Apr 02, 2020

'It Feels Like We're Surrounded by the Virus on All Sides'
Welcome to Sick Days, a series documenting how jobs are changing during the coronavirus pandemic, as told by workers themselves. This week, we hear from a stay-at-home parent, a seamstress in a theater, an IT worker, a music school teacher, and a 911 operator.

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Apr 02, 2020

Taking 911 Calls in the Age of Coronavirus
Welcome to Sick Days, a series documenting how jobs are changing during the coronavirus pandemic, as told by workers themselves. This week, we hear from a stay-at-home parent, a seamstress in a theater, an IT worker, a music school teacher, and a 911 operator.

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Gizmodo
Apr 02, 2020

Forget Kids, I Need This Hand Stamp That Disappears When You've Properly Washed Your Hands
Even after singing all six minutes of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody, I'm still anxious that I haven't washed my hands long enough to ensure they're properly clean. So I like the idea behind this clever hand stamp for kids that forces them to thoroughly scrub for at least 30 seconds before it completely disappears.

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Gizmodo
Apr 02, 2020

I Can't Believe You Fuckers Made Me Solve the Andrew Cuomo Nipple Mystery
It brings me no pleasure to announce that I have solved the mystery of Andrew Cuomo's nipples.

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Apr 02, 2020

Godzilla Is Coming to Magic: The Gathering, and He's Bringing Friends
Spend two mana, tap Godzilla: Player may stand up and yell one "SKREE-ONK" into the air.


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Apr 02, 2020

Scientists Are Testing Nitric Oxide to Treat Coronavirus Patients
Scientists in Massachusetts, Italy, and elsewhere are experimenting with a familiar medical treatment for the new problem of covid-19. They've begun clinical trials meant to find out whether inhaled nitric oxide can save people who are severely sick from the new coronavirus. This treatment might even be used…

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Gizmodo
Apr 02, 2020

Amazon Will Finally Give Workers Masks and Temperature Checks
Following concerning reports on worker safety and demands from lawmakers, Amazon is finally planning to start performing temperature checks and providing face masks for all workers at its European and U.S. warehouses, as well as Whole Foods stores, early next week, Reuters reports.

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Apr 02, 2020

UN Climate Talks Are Delayed. Maybe That's Good
It's official: the United Nations (UN) climate talks are postponed.

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Apr 02, 2020

Adorable Miniature Record Maker Teaches Kids Not to Take Spotify For Granted
Hand a kid raised on streaming music services a vinyl record and they'll wonder why someone made a flat frisbee that can't fly. Yuri Suzuki's lo-fi Easy Record Maker will not only teach kids what a record is, but it will also show them how they're created, and in the process ensure they never take streaming music…

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Apr 02, 2020

Thursday's Best Deals: Free Amazon Music Unlimited, Le Creuset Cast Iron Skillet, Soulcalibur VI, Sonos Speakers, and More
A free three-month subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited, a discount on Soulcalibur VI, a stainless steel kettle, Sonos speakers, and more light the fire for Thursday's best deals of the day across the weird wide web.


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Apr 02, 2020

The Best Wireless Headphones You Can Buy Right Now
Admit it: You need to get some wireless headphones. With Bluetooth improving every year and headphone jacks disappearing from all of our devices, it makes sense to invest in a future without wires if you like listening to music, watching videos, or just making the outside world less loud. Of course, how you use your…

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Gizmodo
Apr 02, 2020

The Magicians Deserved Better Than to End This Way
This was not supposed to be the end and you can tell. Syfy's announcement that they wouldn't renew The Magicians after five seasons seems to have left the showrunners scrambling to complete season-long and series-long arcs in one 45-minute episode. The result is a series trying to make the best of a bad situation,…

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Apr 02, 2020

Shave as Much as You Want With a $9 Billie Subscription
Billie Razor | Billie | $9/Month


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Apr 02, 2020

Train to Busan: Peninsula's First Trailer Is the Kind of Stress You Don't Need Right Now
Yeon Sang-ho's Train to Busan expertly captured the sheer overwhelming sense of devastation that would be created by a zombie outbreak that quickly spread its way through a densely-packed, unsuspecting nation. Given the current state of the world, the first trailer for Train to Busan: Peninsula—a sequel to the…

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Gizmodo
Apr 02, 2020

Google's Art App Now Turns Your Selfies Into Famous Masterpieces
In what promises to be an excellent way to kill a solid 10 minutes, the Google Arts & Culture app has been updated with a new Art Transfer feature that will apply the look of countless famous paintings and artists to your own photos using machine learning techniques.

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Gizmodo
Apr 02, 2020

All the Laptops Packing the New CPUs and GPUs from Intel and Nvidia to Drool Over Right Now
Today, Intel and Nvidia announced a new lineup of chips including the long-awaited 10th-gen Core mobile processors and RTX 2070 Super and 2080 Super mobile GPUs. But when it comes to laptop components like these, they aren't all that useful until someone puts them into systems you can actually buy. Here's a roundup of…

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Gizmodo
Apr 02, 2020

The Coronavirus' Impact on Workers Is Like Climate Change on Warp Speed
The coronavirus has clarified the question of who is an essential worker in the truest sense of the word—the people who provide us with the bedrock on which society rests.

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Gizmodo
Apr 02, 2020

This Browser Tool Makes Creating Gifs Easy for People Who Love Minimal Effort
Usually, if I want to make a gif from a video, I hop onto a site like Gfycat because I'm too lazy and impatient to use Photoshop. But even using something like Gfycat still takes a bit of work before I upload my footage to the website. I have to use some sort of recording software like XSplit or Streamlabs OBS to…

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Gizmodo
Apr 02, 2020

Could a Flash Crossover Be in Stargirl's Future?
Universal is setting up a fishy new monster movie. David F. Sandberg says Shazam 2 is still on track. Michael Caine teases his Tenet role. Plus, Black Widow gets a surprise new composer, a new look at the animated Mortal Kombat movie, and what's to come on Vagrant Queen. To me, my spoilers!


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Gizmodo
Apr 02, 2020

Two Weeks After AMD Announced Super Fast Laptop Processors Intel Announces Its Rivals
AMD may have gotten its 7nm tech down, but according to Intel, AMD's new Ryzen 9 4900H and 4900HS mobile processors are no match for its older 14nm tech. Today, Intel announced the arrival of its high-end 10th-gen mobile CPUs. Intel is still coasting on its 14nm tech with these new processors but the company says that…

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Gizmodo
Apr 02, 2020

The Promise and Peril of Nuclear Power
Temperatures are rising, the Antarctic is melting, and a million animal and plant species face the risk of extinction, all driven by the climate crisis. To save us from the coming climate catastrophe, we need an energy hero, boasting limitless power and no greenhouse gas emissions (or nearly none).

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Gizmodo
Apr 02, 2020

Nvidia Is Finally Promising Ray Tracing Laptops for $1,000, But Still No RTX 2060 Super
When RTX Super graphics cards arrived for desktops, they provided a great ‘middle-option' for people who wanted to get the most frames for their budget. The RTX 2060 Super, in particular, kind of made the RTX 2070 obsolete, not because the hardware itself was outdated, but because the RTX 2060 Super had the same…

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Gizmodo
Apr 02, 2020

Lucy's Brain Was Part Ape, Part Human
The famous 3.2-million-year-old Lucy specimen has captivated scientists since it was discovered in 1974. Lucy was a member of the species Australopithecus afarensis, which walked upright and likely used tools. New scans of the inside of Australopithecus skulls reveal these extinct hominins had surprisingly ape-like…

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Gizmodo
Apr 02, 2020

Humble's Latest Bundle Is Ready to Fight COVID-19
Conquer COVID-19 Bundle | $30 | Humble

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Gizmodo
Apr 02, 2020

Snag a Couple of Aukey 90 Degree Lightning Cables For Just $10
2-Pack Nylon-Braided 90 Degree Lightning Cables | $10 | Amazon | Clip the coupon on the page and use the promo code 96A8NPZH

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Gizmodo
Apr 02, 2020

Georgia's Idiot Governor Says He Didn't Know People Could Spread Covid-19 Without Symptoms
Georgia's Governor Brian Kemp gave a press conference on Wednesday, announcing a new shelter-in-place order that's been long overdue. But Kemp also admitted something that should terrify every person living in and around Georgia: Kemp claims he didn't know until this week that the new coronavirus could be spread by…

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Gizmodo
Apr 02, 2020

The Sonos One, One SL and Beam are Back to Their Cyber Monday Price
Sonos One (2nd Generation) | $150 | Amazon | Also available at B&H
Sonos One SL | $129 | Amazon |

Gizmodo
Apr 02, 2020

The Sonos One, One SL, and Beam are Back to Their Cyber Monday Prices
Sonos One (2nd Generation) | $150 | Amazon | Also available at B&H
Sonos One SL | $129 | Amazon |

Gizmodo
Apr 02, 2020

Find Your Main in Soulcalibur VI for $16
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Gizmodo
Apr 02, 2020

Get Three Months of Amazon Music Unlimited for Free, Today Only
Try Three Months of Amazon Music Unlimited Free | Amazon Gold Box

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Gizmodo
Apr 01, 2020

Private Equity-Backed Medical Staffing Firm Cuts Benefits for Health Care Workers Fighting Covid-19
Private equity-backed medical staffing company Alteon Health, which provides doctors and nurses to work in emergency rooms across the country, is cutting costs by reducing hours and slashing benefits in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Tuesday report by ProPublica.

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Gizmodo
Apr 01, 2020

The Future Is Adorable in Cleopatra in Space, DreamWorksTV's New Sci-Fi Show for Kids
There's a lot we don't know about ancient Egyptians, but a new animated series dares to wonder: What would Cleopatra have been like if she'd been able to time travel? Cleopatra in Space, based on Mike Maihack's graphic novels, imagines the historic figure as a sassy teen who happens to be "the savior of the galaxy."


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Gizmodo
Apr 01, 2020

Juul Is Getting Sued by the FTC
E-cigarette manufacturer Juul was no favorite of regulators before selling a hefty chunk of itself to tobacco giant Altria Group, owing mainly to its uncertain health risks and penchant for marketing to kids. But that 2018 transaction has put Juul in the crosshairs of the Federal Trade Commission, which announced today

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Gizmodo
Apr 01, 2020

U.S. Orders 100,000 Body Bags
Bracing for catastrophe as coronavirus infections in the U.S. continue to soar, the Defense Department has ordered 100,000 "military-style body bags for potential civilian use" in the coming weeks, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.


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Gizmodo
Apr 01, 2020

Escape Into Pop Culture With These Choice Coffee Table Books
One of my many retail addictions is buying pop culture-themed table books. You know the kind: big, heavy, hardcover books filled concept art, behind-the-scenes photos, and extensive interviews with the people involved. They can provide many valuable hours of entertainment as we find ourselves at home for long periods…

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Gizmodo
Apr 01, 2020

Apple May Introduce 1Password-Like Features to Keychain in iOS 14
One of the most crucial steps people can take to protect their data is using unique, complex passwords that are neither easily guessed nor recycled or reused between their accounts. The easiest way to do this is by using a password manager. Apple makes one available to macOS and iOS users for free, but the application…

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Gizmodo
Apr 01, 2020

Russia's Planned Coronavirus App is a State-Run Security Nightmare
Like other countries, COVID-19 rocked both Russia and its neighbors, with recent numbers pointing to a collective 4,375 residents across the post-Soviet states being infected by the virus. And while some of these territories are seemingly less than worried about the pandemic, Russia's spent the bulk of this week…

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Gizmodo
Apr 01, 2020

RoboVacs, Power Banks, and Wireless Charging: The Best Anker and Eufy Deals of the Day
The best Anker and Eufy deals for April 2020 are here.


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Gizmodo
Apr 01, 2020

5 Short Sci-Fi and Fantasy Films to Watch When You Don't Have Time for a Full Netflix Binge
Since we're now all spending our hours indoors, there's been newfound time to inhale entire seasons of a TV series or full movie franchises in one sitting. But in the event that you're just looking for a quick hit of sci-fi or fantasy (or horror!), we've got five shorts worthy of briefly capturing your attention.


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Gizmodo
Apr 01, 2020

Why You Shouldn't Take Money From Your Retirement Account, Even Now
The coronavirus relief package that was signed into law last week included relaxed rules for taking money out of your retirement account. But while the option now exists for those who need the financial lifeline, there are several considerations to keep in mind before you start moving money around.

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Gizmodo
Apr 01, 2020

Our Fascination With Canon Is Killing the Way We Value Stories
As the pop culture we love becomes increasingly dominated by vast franchises of interconnected worlds and stories, so does it become dominated by one, singular question from diehard fans: Is the thing we're about to consume canon to everything else we've consumed before? It's an attitude that's turning our love of…

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Gizmodo
Apr 01, 2020

Is the Covid-19 Lockdown Really Decreasing Air Pollution In India?
When I saw reports that Indian cities had seen major improvements in air pollution amid the covid-19 lockdown, I WhatsApped my family members in New Delhi to ask about their experience. Did it seem like the air was cleaner?

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Gizmodo
Apr 01, 2020

Coronavirus Misinformation Was Spreading Online as Early as January
News on the global coronavirus is breaking so quickly that developments can happen on a minute-to-minute basis. But getting the most updated information about covid-19—and discerning which bits are correct—has been hampered severely by a scourge of misinformation spreading like wildfire, as well as a number of public…

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Gizmodo
Apr 01, 2020

This Self-Winding Charging Cable Is an Even Better Fidget Toy
In a time when frivolous mental distractions are an especially important part of everyday life, a simple idea for an upgraded charging cable that can wind and organize itself could become the most entertaining gadget on your desk.

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Gizmodo
Apr 01, 2020

We Mapped Where New Yorkers Are Snitching About Their Neighbors' Social Distancing
On Sunday, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that he'd given the NYPD permission to issue fines of up to $500 to anyone violating social distancing mandates, the city's latest attempt to slow the spread of covid-19 in an area devastated by the virus. "I want to just let all New Yorkers know that what we're…

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Gizmodo
Apr 01, 2020

FDA Demands Zantac Heartburn Drug and Generics Pulled Over Carcinogen Fears
The Food and Drug Administration is taking a drastic step over a common drug used to treat allergies and acid reflux, following an investigation that confirmed the persistent presence of a likely carcinogen in products containing it. On Wednesday, the agency announced that it's requesting all manufacturers of…

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Gizmodo
Apr 01, 2020

6 Times TV Took Time Loops to a Whole New Level
Everybody loves a good Groundhog Day episode; The X-Files, Fringe, 12 Monkeys, Xena: Warrior Princess, and more have done them. But there are some television shows that took the beloved but familiar trope and did something to set their version apart. As we're all social distancing at home, sometimes feeling like we're…

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Gizmodo
Apr 01, 2020

'One of the Toughest Jobs' on Earth: Studying Melting Ice
Spring is looming in the northern hemisphere. It is habitually a key and busy time for environmental science fieldwork, no more so than for the select community that travel great lengths and endure perilous conditions to study some of the world's highest glaciers in the mountains of Asia.


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Gizmodo
Apr 01, 2020

Humanity's Origin Story Just Got More Complicated
Human evolution was messy, with multiple human species living and interbreeding at the same time, in a convoluted process that eventually led to us. Such is the emerging narrative in anthropology, and it's a theory now bolstered by three fascinating new studies released today.


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Gizmodo
Apr 01, 2020

Criminal Hackers Use Official-Looking Coronavirus Forms to Spread Malware, Steal Passwords
Security experts are tracking a range of new threats incidentally linked to the coronavirus that's killed no fewer than 44,216 people worldwide. Where most see despair, some cyber criminals see opportunity.


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Apr 01, 2020

Criminal Use Official-Looking Coronavirus Forms to Spread Malware, Steal Passwords
Security experts are tracking a range of new threats incidentally linked to the coronavirus that's killed no fewer than 44,216 people worldwide. Where most see despair, some cyber criminals see opportunity.


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Gizmodo
Apr 01, 2020

Criminals Use Official-Looking Coronavirus Forms to Spread Malware, Steal Passwords
Security experts are tracking a range of new threats incidentally linked to the coronavirus that's killed no fewer than 44,216 people worldwide. Where most see despair, some cyber criminals see opportunity.


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Gizmodo
Apr 01, 2020

Riverdale's Sam Witwer on That Infamous Scene: 'I Read the Script and Laughed'
Riverdale's given us so many batshit scenes over the past four seasons that our list of WTF moments couldn't possibly include them all. One of the weirdest from season four featured Jughead's teacher Mr. Chipping (played by Sam Witwer) jumping out of a window, seemingly for no reason. The actor playing him was just as…

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Gizmodo
Apr 01, 2020

Truckload of Toilet Paper Goes Up in Flames
In what appears to be a devastating traffic accident, an 18-wheeler truck loaded with toilet paper caught fire early this morning in the Dallas area. The driver told CBS 11 News that he hit a bump, and the truck rolled over, igniting "thousands of rolls" of toilet paper in his cargo. Firefighters quickly extinguished…

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Gizmodo
Apr 01, 2020

Sources: Despite Huge Sales, Borderlands 3 Developers Are Getting Stiffed On Bonuses
The video game Borderlands 3 was a big sales success when it launched last fall, according to its publisher, 2K, which described it as "a billion-dollar global brand." That's why it was shocking to employees at Gearbox, the developer of the game, when the studio's CEO, Randy Pitchford, told them yesterday that they…

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Apr 01, 2020

'Non-Urgent' Fertility Treatments Were Shut Down in Response to Covid-19—Now Patients Are Protesting
Last week, Beverly Reed, a fertility doctor in Texas, started making a series of difficult phone calls. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) had just released guidelines advising the suspension of "new, non-urgent fertility treatments" in an attempt to limit both the transmission of covid-19 and the…

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Gizmodo
Apr 01, 2020

Amazon Workers: Go on Strike. Now.
The coronavirus crisis may be uncharted waters in many ways, but there's a time-honored tradition for aggrieved workers whose health and safety are treated as an afterthought: go on strike.

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Gizmodo
Apr 01, 2020

Do Homemade Face Masks Help Stop the Spread of the Coronavirus?
You've probably seen the calls for DIY fabric face masks for hospitals and care facilities in recent weeks, and if you have a sewing machine perhaps you've made some yourself. Now there are suggestions that maybe all of us should be wearing masks. If we do, homemade fabric masks could be a responsible choice that…

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Gizmodo
Apr 01, 2020

The Coronavirus Is Forcing the Climate Movement to Reimagine Itself
Earth Day was supposed to be part of a week of mass mobilizations in late April. Protestors were going to rally in the streets. Students were going to gather on their university campuses to demand they divest from fossil fuels. Those too young to vote were planning to knock on doors and educate voters about the…

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Apr 01, 2020

Samsung Wants You to Buy a Galaxy S20 So Bad, It Promises to Buy It Back From You in Two Years
Before the Galaxy S20 even went on sale, I predicted its high price would put a damper on sales, and due to the impact of covid-19, things have only gotten worse. So now to help spur sales, Samsung is instituting a new program that will give new S20 owners a 50 percent buy back guarantee.

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Apr 01, 2020

Shocking Study Reveals Ancient Rainforest Existed Near the South Pole
During the Cretaceous period, a balmy forest grew less than 600 miles from the South Pole, according to new research that uncovered ancient spores and roots.


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Gizmodo
Apr 01, 2020

Use a Capture Card to Stealthily Play Animal Crossing: New Horizons During Work Hours
Author's Note: The following story is a work of fiction. If you're a G/O Media executive reading this, bear in mind there is no reality on which this is based. Tercius has never once played a video game during work hours. [Editor: Can confirm.]

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Gizmodo
Apr 01, 2020

3 Nerdy, But Useful, Things to Do Around Your House While Stuck at Home
Being stuck at home sucks. One of the best things you can do—besides absolutely staying at home—is to make some updates to said home. How do you do that? There are lots of ways. For example, you could clean things; your windows, floors, kitchen, surely those things could use a once over. Of course, that's not very…

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Apr 01, 2020

Researchers Built an App That Aims to Detect Covid-19 by Listening to Your Coughs
One of the major problems right now with tackling the novel coronavirus is that tests aren't widely available for everyone. To help fix that, researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have developed a free, experimental app that uses artificial intelligence to detect whether a person may or may not have covid-19.

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Gizmodo
Apr 01, 2020

Prince of Persia's Groundbreaking Character Animations Started Life in a High School Parking Lot
At a time when most video game characters looked and moved like crude stick figures, Prince of Persia introduced a hero who ran across the screen and leaped between platforms with incredible fluidity and lifelike movements. It was a big part of what made the game so enjoyable, but realizing that animation style was a …

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Gizmodo
Apr 01, 2020

When Banality Was Exciting on the Web
The covid-19 museum closures have made abundantly clear that accession committees and the web's corporate overlords don't have much love for net art. While museums spent the past decade and hundreds of millions of dollars colonizing the earth and sky to make space for hoards of painting and sculpture, the web's…

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Gizmodo
Apr 01, 2020

Charge All the Things, Everywhere: The RAVPower 16750mAh Power Bank Is Down to $18 [Exclusive]
RAVPower 16750mAh Power Bank | $18 | Amazon | Promo code KINJA0331

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Gizmodo
Apr 01, 2020

Wednesday's Best Deals: Vava 8-in-1 USB-C Hub, Ninja Grill, Squatty Potty, and More
A Razer Fight Stick, JACHS NY short-sleeve knits, Nebula Capsule Max exclusive, and a Timbuk2 bag sale lead off Wednesday's best deals from around the web.

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Gizmodo
Apr 01, 2020

Why Do Physicists Keep Finding New States of Matter?
Ah, yes, the three states of matter: Solids, liquids, and gases. What a simple way to understand our physical world.


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Apr 01, 2020

Rick and Morty's New Season 4 Trailer Reveals the Next Episodes Are Going to Be Wild as Hell
Though Rick and Morty's been on a bit of a hiatus as of late, the Samurai & Shogun short film made it obvious that the creative team behind the series has been hard at work getting the remaining episodes of the fourth season just right before rolling into production on the dozens more episodes Adult Swim's already put…

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Apr 01, 2020

How to Improve Your Wifi Speeds When Everyone's Home
Chances are, your home internet is under a lot more strain than normal at the moment: With schools and workplaces temporarily closing all across the globe, you might well be fighting with your family or your housemates for any available bandwidth. If you want to limit buffering and maximize speeds, we've got a few…

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Apr 01, 2020

Anker's Pint-Sized Nebula Capsule Max Projector is $80 Off [Exclusive]
Anker Nebula Capsule Max Projector | $390 | Amazon | Use promo code KINJA2423

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Apr 01, 2020

Pick Up These Truly Wireless Earbuds for Just 27 Bells
Mpow Truly Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds | 27 Bells | Amazon | Use the promo code 7Q9H6Z4U

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Apr 01, 2020

Ninja's 4-in-1 Indoor Grill Includes an Air Fryer, And It's $119 Today
Ninja Foodi AG300 4-in-1 Indoor Grill (Refurbished)| $119 | Woot

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Apr 01, 2020

Protect Three Devices With McAfee Virus and Internet Security for $17
McAfee Total Protection 1-Year License | $17 | Amazon Gold Box

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Apr 01, 2020

Ah, Looks Like It's Already That Time of Year When Marriott Gets Hacked Again
It's been a bad month for hotel chain Marriott International. Last week, it furloughed tens of thousands of workers as travel plummeted in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic, and its stock price has plummeted over 50 percent from the start of the year. On Tuesday, it also disclosed that it was hacked, again, with the…

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Mar 31, 2020

FBI Issues Warning, NY Attorney General Makes Inquiry After Wave of Zoom Hijackings
The FBI has issued a warning about video messaging service Zoom, and New York Attorney General's office has made an inquiry into its cybersecurity practices, after a string of disturbing incidents involving takeovers of teleconferences.


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Mar 31, 2020

The Coronavirus Outbreak Has Put the Comics Industry Between a Rock and a Hard Place
More and more comic book stores across the United States are having to close their doors because of the ongoing covid-19 outbreak—whether that's due to state restrictions or an actual lack of new product. One of the biggest questions looming has been what, if any, steps publishers and distributors like Diamond might…

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Mar 31, 2020

FCC Will Enforce Robocall Crackdown by June 2021
The Federal Communications Commission has announced it's approved new rules that will require carriers by June of next year to implement protocols to protect consumers against scammers and spoof callers attempting to mask their unfamiliar numbers.

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Mar 31, 2020

Friday the 13th Unleashes Terror and Thanos Gets a Love Letter in the Latest Gaming News
Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. It's now been a couple of weeks since social distancing started, making at-home game nights feel more important than ever. We've got some suggestions on things to play at home, as well as some upcoming releases that take …

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Mar 31, 2020

An Anti-Gay Charity Is Running a Coronavirus Tent Hospital in Central Park
A charity group is stepping in to help New York City, facing the worst outbreak of covid-19 in the country, by building an emergency field hospital in the middle of Central Park to handle overflow patients. But the group and its founder's history of anti-gay sentiment is making people question whether it can truly…

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Mar 31, 2020

Get a Jump on Spring Cleaning Without Cleaning Out Your Wallet With These Dyson Deals
The best Dyson deals on vacuums, car vacs, and air purifiers for April 2020 are here.


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Mar 31, 2020

Tales From the Loop's Showrunner on How Sci-Fi Can Bring Us Comfort in Uncertain Times
Amazon's new series Tales From the Loop was a unique creative challenge. Instead of adapting a book like Game of Thrones or His Dark Materials, showrunner Nathaniel Halpern was making a series out of paintings. Specifically, the Tales From the Loop artbook from Simon Stålenhag. Luckily for Halpern, he was "uniquely…

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Mar 31, 2020

Florida's Ancient Calusa Kingdom Was Powered by Ingenious Fish Corrals
Despite having no agriculture, the Calusa managed to dominate southwest Florida for centuries. New research suggests this inventive Native American civilization built "watercourts" to capture and store live fish, resulting in a bountiful surplus of food that facilitated sociopolitical complexity and ambitious…

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