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Jan 26, 2022

No One's Sure If Star Trek: Picard Will End After Season 3... Yet
Star Trek: Picard was never envisioned as a long-legged series in the style of the Treks of the ‘90s—hell, when it was first announced there wasn't any particular certainty as to whether or not it would be more than one season long. But, as the series looks to second and third times around aboard La Sirena, its future…

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Gizmodo
Jan 26, 2022

The IRS Needs to Stop Using ID.me's Face Recognition, Privacy Experts Warn
Privacy groups are demanding transparency following news that ID.me—the biometric identity verification system used by the IRS and over 27 states—has failed to be entirely transparent in how its facial recognition technology works.

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Jan 26, 2022

Why This Weekend's Bomb Cyclone Could Be a Huge Snowmaker—or a Complete Dud
The New York City Tri-State area is in for a bomb cyclone this coming weekend. But how much snow the city and surrounding area will see is still up in the air. Big time.

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Gizmodo
Jan 26, 2022

Why This Weekend's Bomb Cyclone Snow Forecast Is So Challenging
The New York City Tri-State area is in for a bomb cyclone this coming weekend. But how much snow the city and surrounding area will see is still up in the air. Big time.

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Jan 26, 2022

Captain Krakoa's Origin Story Is All About How Cyclops Got Played
Ever since mutantkind became ascendant in the Dawn of X—and the establishment of the mutant nation state Krakoa—enemies of the children of the atom have been lying in wait to strike out at mutants all over the place. But one with sinister connections to mutantkind's greatest foe has been revealed, and now poor Scott…

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Jan 26, 2022

The Magical Madrigal Branches of Disney's Encanto Family Tree
Disney's Encanto has become one of the studios most beloved animated features on the strength of its fabulous songs (written by Lin-Manuel Miranda), amazing animation (directed by Byron Howard and Jared Bush), and a heartfelt story about a girl who doesn't feel special among her extraordinary family.

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Jan 26, 2022

Fresh Is Your Worst Dating Nightmare Brought to Gory Life
Fresh is a nearly two-hour movie that doesn't let you in on its secret for almost a quarter of that time. It starts all quirky and nice with a young woman named Noa (Daisy Edgar-Jones) navigating the world of modern dating. She's on all the apps, meets guys who are real assholes, some of them send her unsolicited dick…

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Jan 26, 2022

Discworld's Famous 'Boots Theory' Is Putting a Spotlight on Poverty in the UK
Terry Pratchett's work in Discworld may have flung us into a magical world of animated luggage and daring sorcery, but its insightful, often furious view of class dynamics and social injustice is what made it such a powerfully enduring series. Now it's lending some of that fury to highlight a new campaign against…

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Gizmodo
Jan 26, 2022

LG's Latest Announcement Solidifies Everything Wrong With TVs
It's a well established fact on the internet that when you don't pay for something, you are the product. This is the way companies like Facebook operate: You, a user, don't put down cash every time you log in to see what your friends/family/exes are doing; instead, you hand over your personal data to the company, and…

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Jan 26, 2022

GM Rolls Out $7 Billion Investment Plan to Build Electric Trucks and Batteries
General Motors helped hook Americans on gas-guzzling trucks and SUVs that have been a disaster for the climate. Now, it's getting serious about a pivot to electric vehicles amid increased electrification efforts from other top automakers. On Tuesday the automaker announced it will invest roughly $7 billion to build…

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Jan 26, 2022

Frog's Missing Leg Regrown With Chemical Cocktail, Scientists Claim
Frogs, unlike their salamander cousins, cannot regenerate lost limbs, but a fascinating new experiment suggests it's possible for frogs to partially regrow their missing body parts under the right conditions.


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Jan 26, 2022

Go Update Your iPhone Right Now to Fix This Giant Safari Security Bug
Patch alert: You're going to want to run—not walk—to your iPhone and iPad to update them right now.

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Jan 26, 2022

Watcher Offers an Elegant Exploration of Female Paranoia
A young couple moves from New York to Bucharest for the husband's big promotion—he's half-Romanian, speaks the language, and is immediately pulled into a busy schedule. The wife is left to spend her days alone, feeling out of place, and becoming more and more fixated on the man across the street who's always staring…

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Jan 26, 2022

The Most Hilarious Cameo in This Week's Book of Boba Fett
The latest episode of The Book of Boba Fett has nothing to do with The Simpsons. There's no green carbon rods, donuts, or Time magazine declarations. The image above, however, will make sense if you keep reading. We just felt we wanted to be as spoiler-free as possible.

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Jan 26, 2022

Experimental Robot Surgeon Can Operate Without Human Help
A team of researchers at Johns Hopkins University and elsewhere say their robot was able to pull off a complicated and delicate surgical procedure on a pig without the assistance of humans for the first time. What's more, the robot even appeared to do the job better than human surgeons.

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Jan 26, 2022

Valve's Steam Deck Finally Has a Release Date
The past few years have been testing gamers' patience, with everything from the OLED Nintendo Switch to the PS5 to the Analogue Pocket seeing delays as a result of the pandemic. Valve's Steam Deck also fell victim—the company announced shipping delays back in November—but today the company said that the eagerly…

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Gizmodo
Jan 26, 2022

Melania Trump's Hat NFT Auction Gets Screwed by the Crypto Crash
Congrats to some weirdo who got a great deal! Melania Trump has ended up auctioning her stupid hat, as well as an NFT of it, for 30% less than her initial asking price after she asked for payment in one of the many cryptocurrencies now crashing in price.


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Jan 26, 2022

Last Night's Superman & Lois Had a Very Weird Twist
Since the second season of Superman & Lois premiered two weeks ago, poor Clark (Tyler Hoechlin) has been dealing with painful visions of some creature locked in the nearby Shuster mines. In last night's episode, aptly titled "The Thing in the Mines," the titular thing burst free and beat the crap out of Superman and …

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Gizmodo
Jan 26, 2022

The Mystery of the Belarus Railway Hack Isn't Going Anywhere
Did a hacktivist group hack the Belarusian railway system or not? Confirmation of the alleged breach remains elusive, though the allegations continue to intrigue security experts and commentators.

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Jan 26, 2022

Jordan Peterson and Joe Rogan Talking About Climate Change Will Make Your Brain Dissolve
Please be warned: I am about to type out a deeply cursed sentence. In a new episode of his podcast, Joe Rogan and Jordan Peterson talked at length about climate change in an exchange that makes Rogan's recent anti-vax content seem scientifically sound enough to win a Nobel Prize.


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Gizmodo
Jan 26, 2022

Mortal Kombat Will Return For Round 2: Fight!
Everyone knows a battle in Mortal Kombat can't end in round one. There needs to be at least a round two and now, thanks to New Line Cinema and writer Jeremy Slater, there probably will be.

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Jan 26, 2022

NSO's Pegasus Spyware Used to Target a Senior Human Rights Watch Activist
Spyware developed by Israeli surveillance for hire company NSO Group was reportedly used to spy on yet another member of civil society, this time targeting a senior member at rights group Human Rights Watch. That revelation comes despite NSO's own rules against spying on activists or journalists and comes less than 24…

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Gizmodo
Jan 26, 2022

After Historic Volcanic Blast, Tonga's Relief Efforts Hit Hard by Covid-19
The aid effort to help volcano- and tsunami-stricken Tonga is running into a covid-19 roadblock.

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Jan 26, 2022

The Horrific Guinea Worm Is on the Run—Just 14 Cases Reported Worldwide Last Year
A debilitating parasitic worm could soon be eradicated as one of humanity's longtime foes. On Wednesday, the Carter Center announced that only 14 cases of guinea worm disease were reported worldwide in 2021—the lowest toll yet and a sharp decline from the year before. There are still ongoing challenges impeding…

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Gizmodo
Jan 26, 2022

Dagobah Comes to Life in This Unique Star Wars Art Piece
If a significant portion of your time is spent cruising pop culture websites, you've seen roughly a million different pieces of Star Wars art. You've seen all the real posters, fan posters, artistic interpretations, parodies, and on and on. Star Wars art is everywhere. And yet, with this new piece, artist Daniel…

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Jan 26, 2022

A SpaceX Rocket Is Going to Slam Into the Moon
A Falcon 9 second stage has been tumbling uncontrollably in space since 2015, but experts say its seven-year journey is coming to an end, as the 4-ton rocket part is expected to hit the Moon in a matter of weeks.


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Gizmodo
Jan 26, 2022

Windows 11's First Major Update Arrives Soon: Here's What's Coming
Microsoft today previewed its first major Windows 11 update, which will bring taskbar improvements and long-awaited Android app integration. Also coming to the desktop OS are redesigned Notepad and Media Player apps and new ways to share windows. Windows head Panos Panay briefly teased the changes in a blog post that…

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Jan 26, 2022

The Book of Boba Fett's Best Episode Probably Shouldn't Have Been This
This week's episode of The Book of Boba Fett has an energy quite unlike anything the show has delivered so far. It also has a story quite unlike anything the show has delivered so far. And a cast. And a premise. Because, as strong as it was, it wasn't an episode of The Book of Boba Fett at all—and being as good as it…

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Gizmodo
Jan 26, 2022

This Supreme Court Case Could Destroy Water Protections
The Supreme Court agreed this week to hear a case brought by two Idaho residents who have fought the Environmental Protection Agency for years over a wetland on their property. This isn't just a simple case of some long-suffering landowners, though; it's one that is backed by industry interests. And with the Court in…

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Gizmodo
Jan 26, 2022

You Can Finally Silence Google Assistant by Simply Saying 'Stop'
In an effort to be at your beck and call 24 hours a day, your smart speaker or hub is constantly listening so that it can immediately respond to every inquiry. But for those times when they respond accidentally or ramble on too long with a response, Google Assistant devices can now be quickly silenced by simply saying…

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Gizmodo
Jan 26, 2022

What Video Game Is The Rock Making Into a Movie?
Karen Gillan's Dual has been acquired after its Sundance debut. Sam Raimi has an update on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' reshoots. Lucy Liu is joining the latest Stephen King adaptation. Plus, what's ahead for Naomi and The Flash. Spoilers, away!


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Gizmodo
Jan 26, 2022

The Galaxy Book Feels Like a Big Step Backward for Samsung
For years, Samsung laptops reminded me of a kid who was forced by their parents to play sports. They keep showing up, but the obvious lack of effort made you wonder if they even want to be there. Recently, though, Samsung has started to kick the ball in the right direction. Products like the Galaxy Book Pro 360 and …

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Gizmodo
Jan 26, 2022

I Miss the GameCube WaveBird, the Best Controller Nintendo Ever Made
The video game industry has more or less settled on a standard design for controllers with a pair of matching analog joysticks, a directional pad, four action buttons, and shoulder triggers on top. It's a design that the PlayStation DualShock controller popularized, but one that I genuinely feel Nintendo perfectly…

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Gizmodo
Jan 25, 2022

Google May Have a Cheap Pixel 6 Coming This Spring
Before the pandemic, Google would introduce a new version of its lower-cost A-series smartphone around the same time as its Google I/O developers conference. The company may return to that launch timeline with the Pixel 6a, and it could accompany the long-anticipated Pixel Watch, plus a wallet-friendly HD version of…

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Gizmodo
Jan 25, 2022

Spider-Man: No Way Home's Script Is Now Online
After over a month in theaters, Spider-Man: No Way Home is still number one at the box office. And while it's rumored to be coming home for digital download in late February, today you can bring a piece of it home yourself. The entire script is online.

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Jan 25, 2022

Speak No Evil Will Make You Squirm and Scream
In his virtual introduction for Speak No Evil at the film's 2022 Sundance Film Festival premiere, director Christian Tafdrup (and co-writer, with his brother Mads Tafdrup) explained that he set out to make "the most unpleasant experience for an audience ever." With this grim exploration of social boundaries pushed to…

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Gizmodo
Jan 25, 2022

Apple's New 'Personal Safety Guide' Helps You Deal With AirTag Stalkers
Apple has historically reeled in a wide range of users with the promise of top-notch digital security and a safe, walled-off ecosystem. However, its new(ish) AirTags, which critics warn can be manipulated by creeps and criminals to track users, have drawn Apple directly into the privacy spotlight. Those growing…

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Gizmodo
Jan 25, 2022

Ricoh's New 360-Degree Theta X Is Easier to Use As a Standalone Camera
If you want to capture 3D photos or footage on a budget, Ricoh's Theta line continues to be a relatively affordable alternative to multi-camera rigs. It's a much easier solution now, too: The new Theta X is the company's first 360-degree camera with a touchscreen and other upgrades that make it easier to use as a…

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Gizmodo
Jan 25, 2022

Peter Dinklage Criticized Disney's New Snow White, and the Mouse Answered
As a site that regularly reaches out to movie studios to comment on things, we have to say this is a bit of a shocker. But a welcome one. A potentially controversial problem was pointed out to Disney and the world's biggest film studio has responded. Which, trust us, does not happen all that often.

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Gizmodo
Jan 25, 2022

Samsung Is Revealing Something 'Epic' at Its Next Galaxy Unpacked Event on Feb. 9
Samsung's next Galaxy Unpacked event is official: The company announced that it will be livestreaming something "epic" on Feb. 9 beginning at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT on Samsung's website.


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Jan 25, 2022

Astrophysicists May Have Found a Rare Species of Black Hole in the Andromeda Galaxy
A team of astrophysicists believe that a glob of stars in our next-door galaxy is hiding an intermediate-mass black hole, a type predicted to exist but that has never been observed for certain.


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Gizmodo
Jan 25, 2022

The UK's History Is Disappearing With Its Peatlands
Climate change is coming for the UK's history.

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Gizmodo
Jan 25, 2022

Covid-19 Vaccines Don't Affect Chances of Getting Pregnant Through IVF, Fertility Clinic Study Finds
New research continues to affirm the safety of the covid-19 vaccines for people planning or expecting to have children. The study found no evidence that vaccination affected the outcomes of patients getting in-vitro fertilization (IVF), either in their chances of becoming pregnant or experiencing complications like an…

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Gizmodo
Jan 25, 2022

The Star Trek Lore Behind Picard's New Time Travel Adventure
We've known since we got our first glimpses of it in action that Star Trek: Picard's second season was going to delve into some time travel shenanigans. But our recent, Guinan-laden look at the season gave us a few more specifics... and told us that Picard and his friends are being thrust nearly into our own timeline,…

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Gizmodo
Jan 25, 2022

Don't Fall for This Instagram Hijacking Scam
A new study shows cybercriminals have been hijacking the Instagram accounts of high-profile users, then extorting them for restored access.

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Gizmodo
Jan 25, 2022

The Batman's Take on the Batmobile and Batcave Sounds Rad
For a movie about a millionaire who dresses up like a bat to combat a riddle-loving serial killer, it's still obvious that Matt Reeves's The Batman is supposed the most "realistic" (you know, comparatively) cinematic take on the Dark Knight so far. That begins by setting the movie at the start of Bruce Wayne's…

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Gizmodo
Jan 25, 2022

Oh, Right! A Percy Jackson Streaming Series! We Totally Forgot!
The first Percy Jackson book was released in 2005. The first Percy Jackson movie was released in 2010. And now, 22 months after news broke of a Percy Jackson streaming show, that's officially happening too.

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Jan 25, 2022

New Image Shows Webb Space Telescope Parked in its Final Orbit
A robotic telescope in Italy has caught a faint glimpse of the Webb Space Telescope at its final location some 1 million miles from Earth.

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Gizmodo
Jan 25, 2022

Trump's Truth Social to Roll Out the Censorbots
Donald Trump's vision for a hellhole social media site free of liberal censorship, the yet-to-be-launched Truth Social, will rely on the same auto-moderation tools as its competitors—you know, the liberal censorship bots.

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Jan 25, 2022

Kate Mulgrew Faces Kate Mulgrew in Star Trek Online's Next Adventure
What's better than Kate Mulgrew finally reprising her role as Kathryn Janeway for Star Trek Online? Being so good she gets to do it twice in one go.


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Jan 25, 2022

Teen Hacker Explains How He Gained Remote Access to Teslas Around the World
The 19-year-old German security researcher who somehow managed to gain remote access to dozens of Teslas spread out around the world has spilled the beans on how he did it.

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Gizmodo
Jan 25, 2022

Google's New Plan for Tracking Users Is Still All About Your Browsing History
Google is planning to banish third-party cookies, and last year the company proposed an alternative to user tracking called FLoC ("Federated Learning of Cohorts"). This week, Google said FLoC had officially flown the coop. In its place, the company announced on Tuesday that it would be trying out another cookie…

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Jan 25, 2022

After Yang Offers A Serene Sci-Fi Rumination on Loss
We often think of sci-fi films as bombastic, grand canvases for spaceships, lasers, and robots. But After Yang, the new film by South Korean-born filmmaker Kogonada, uses a handful of those elements to be grand in a whole other way. It's an emotionally fulfilling story of family and loss set in a fascinating world…

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Jan 25, 2022

How Life in the 'Deep Biosphere' Thrives Despite Temperatures That Would Fry Humans
A science expedition in 2016 revealed a subsurface habitat in which microbes were found living at temperatures approaching 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Now, a follow-up study reveals how this remarkable microbial community manages to beat the heat.


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Jan 25, 2022

Nvidia's Blockbuster Takeover of Arm Is Reportedly On the Brink of Collapse
The biggest semiconductor acquisition in history is apparently on the brink of collapse. Nvidia is reportedly preparing to declare defeat in its attempted $40 billion purchase of Arm from SoftBank, according to a Bloomberg report.


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Gizmodo
Jan 25, 2022

Rare and Beautiful Snow Blankets the Mediterranean Coast
It's a winter wonderland in parts of the Mediterranean—a rare sight in a region of the world known for its azure seas and beautiful beaches. A major snowstorm blanketed parts of Greece and Turkey this weekend, causing havoc in an area not accustomed to winter weather.

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Gizmodo
Jan 25, 2022

Gizmodo's Degrees of the Future
In the 1950s, a visionary college student might have pursued a degree in computer science, and helped create our modern digital world. In the 1990s, that same student might have studied biotechnology, and developed genetic engineering techniques that are solving today's health crises. But what and where should a…

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Gizmodo
Jan 25, 2022

Lucasfilm and EA Announce New Star Wars Games, Including More Jedi: Fallen Order
In the last year Lucasfilm has announced its intent to bring Star Wars to a broader range of gaming developers, ahead of a decade-long exclusivity deal with EA Games that ends in 2023. But just because Lucasfilm has altered the deal doesn't mean it's not working with the developer on more Star Wars adventures.


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Gizmodo
Jan 25, 2022

Massive Junkyard Fire Leaves Much of New York Covered In Acrid Smoke
Large parts of Newark, New Jersey, and nearby New York City woke up to a cloud of cough-inducing smoke early Tuesday caused by a massive junkyard fire. The blaze, which reportedly broke out at the Eastern Metal Recycling Terminal in Port Newark around 8:30 p.m. local time on Monday, was still raging nearly 12 hours…

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Gizmodo
Jan 25, 2022

This Elephant-Like Giant Roamed South America for 2 Million Years
Its tusks were thick and relatively straight; its ears broad and leathery. Its nimble trunk could reach over the heads of giant ground sloths and huge armored glyptodonts to pluck leaves high up in trees. Wide, column-like legs supported 6 tons of weight. But don't call it an elephant.


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Gizmodo
Jan 25, 2022

Thor: Love and Thunder's Tessa Thompson Teases Love on the Horizon
It may be January, but Amazon already has very silly plans for a Chris Evans/Dwayne Johnson holiday movie team up. Chukwudi Iwuji gives an intriguing tease for his Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 character. Plus, a few more snippets of The Batman footage, and Ethan Hawke talks Moon Knight. To me, my spoilers!


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Gizmodo
Jan 25, 2022

How to Stream Your Steam Games to Any Device
If you're a gamer who uses Steam, then you also have access to the Remote Play service, which essentially beams gameplay around your home or across the internet to other laptops, phones, tablets, and even big-screen TVs. It's not difficult to set up, and it means that you can keep on gaming even if you move to another…

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Gizmodo
Jan 25, 2022

Neil Young Wants Music Pulled From Spotify Over Joe Rogan's Misinformation: Report
Neil Young wants all his music pulled from streaming service Spotify as quickly as possible, according to an open letter the veteran rock musician posted to his website that's since been deleted. What's the problem? Young doesn't like the misinformation about vaccines being peddled by Joe Rogan, the podcast host who…

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Gizmodo
Jan 24, 2022

Batgirl Cast Adds Ivory Aquino as Barbara's BFF
The cast of Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah's HBO Max film Batgirl keeps growing, today adding a best friend for Barbara Gordon: Ivory Aquino, who'll play bartender Alysia Yeoh—a former roommate of Barbara's who also happens to be one of DC Comics' most notable trans characters. Deadline reported the news.

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Gizmodo
Jan 24, 2022

Playmates' New Star Trek Toys Look a Lot Like the Old Star Trek Toys
Star Trek has had a particularly weird history with action figures. Never the most toyetic of franchises when it came to things that weren't models of spaceships, prop replicas, or imaginary Vulcan headgear, nevertheless companies have tried to turn Trek into an action figure brand—and now one company in particular is…

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Gizmodo
Jan 24, 2022

Hacktivists Claim Ransomware Strike on Belarus Railway Intended to Disrupt Russian Forces
In an apparent bid to stop a Russian arms build-up near the Ukrainian border, a "pro-democracy" hacktivist group claims to have hacked the Belarusian railway system—allegedly one of the conduits for tanks and weaponry into the region. The incident comes as Russian and NATO-allied forces continue to spar over the…

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Gizmodo
Jan 24, 2022

Teslas Will Reportedly Get a Major Battery Boost Next Year
With the production of next-gen batteries growing near, Teslas will soon round another corner in its race to put range anxiety in the rearview mirror. Panasonic will reportedly begin mass-producing new lithium-ion batteries as early as 2023 that could increase EV range by up to 20%, according to a Nikkei report.

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Gizmodo
Jan 24, 2022

Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster Illuminates the Horror Legend
"I had a religious conversion... I saw my messiah," Guillermo del Toro says early in Thomas Hamilton's new documentary Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster. The moment that so moved the Oscar-winning filmmaker? The first time he saw Karloff's iconic monster face the camera in 1931's Frankenstein.

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Jan 24, 2022

AT&T's New Fiber Plans Promise Some of the Fastest Home Internet Speeds Ever
AT&T's fiber-optic internet service just got a serious speed boost.


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Jan 24, 2022

Toxic Air Has Descended on Beijing, Just in Time for the Winter Olympics
Just two years after covid-19 forced the International Olympic Committee to postpone the 2020 Olympics, another health hazard—this one indisputably humanmade—threatens to endanger athletes at the 2022 Beijing Winter Games. Less than two weeks out from the events, recently released data shows dangerously high pollution…

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Jan 24, 2022

Doctor Who's Future Is Being Blown Apart by a Bizarre New Rumor
Whenever Doctor Who is ready to cast a new Doctor, the internet is always aflurry with wild suggestions and outlandish "leaks" that, more often than not, never play out as true. But as Doctor Who fandom looks toward the return of showrunner Russell T Davies—and the 14th Doctor arriving in time for next year's 60th…

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Gizmodo
Jan 24, 2022

The Celebrities We've Lost to NFTs
We've all been there. Someone you admire suddenly adds laser eyes to their avatar. They've been red-pilled into the world of crypto.


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Jan 24, 2022

U.S. May Have Waited Too Long to Promise Not to Torture Julian Assange, Court Finds
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can further escalate his desperate legal battle to avoid extradition to the United States on espionage charges, the New York Times reported, thanks to a UK High Court ruling on Monday that gives him more ammunition to take the fight to the nation's highest court.

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Jan 24, 2022

Independence Day and Stargate Producer Lands New Syfy Series
What happens when a trip into space to save humanity needs saving itself? Dean Devlin is going to let us know. The Syfy Network has just picked up a new show called The Ark from the producer of mega sci-fi hits such as Independence Day, Stargate, and Universal Soldier.

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Gizmodo
Jan 24, 2022

Tonga Eruption Was So Powerful, Scientists Propose New 'Ultra' Classification
In 2015, new land emerged in the South Pacific, linking a pair of pre-existing islands, Hunga Tonga and Hunga Ha'apai. Hotel owner Gianpiero Orbassano visited the newly formed island, as ABC News reported at the time, and he, along with his son, proceeded to stroll the beaches and climb to the tallest point.…

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Jan 24, 2022

Tesla Might Be Getting Into Headphones
Elon Musk might be designing some headphones, if a new Tesla patent trademark application is any indication.


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Jan 24, 2022

The Batman's Latest Clip Comes From an Incredibly Weird Place
If you've already been on YouTube today, you might have been lucky enough to see a giant clip from The Batman. Warner Bros. has, somewhat mysteriously, decided to turn a large, almost three-minute preview of the movie into one of those ads that roll before the video you want to see. Randomly placing it in front of…

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Jan 24, 2022

Saudi Arabia Says Pink Hydrogen Is for Girlbosses
Calling all ladies: Saudi Arabia wants you to work to develop some special forms of energy, just for girls. Saudi Energy Minister Abdulaziz bin Salman made comments last week about the country's supposed clean energy strides that also promote gender equality. That right, gals. We're talking about pink hydrogen.


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Jan 24, 2022

Webb Space Telescope Completes Its Million-Mile Journey Today
The Webb Space Telescope is expected to arrive at the second Lagrange point on Monday afternoon. The telescope has been traveling for nearly a month to reach this spot, where it will make its observations of the cosmos.


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Gizmodo
Jan 24, 2022

Looking Back at the Star Wars Special Editions In the Era of Disney
Twenty-five years ago this week, Star Wars was officially changed forever. On January 31, 1997, 20th Century Fox released the Special Edition of Star Wars: A New Hope, with several additions that would become as controversial as anything in modern pop culture. And while it's easy to remember the releases for the…

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Gizmodo
Jan 24, 2022

We're Not In the Pandemic 'Endgame' Yet, WHO Chief Warns
The head of the World Health Organization is warning against pandemic hubris. On Monday, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus cautioned that Omicron may not be the last important variant of the pandemic to appear and that talk of a pandemic "endgame" is still premature. At the same time, he was optimistic…

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Jan 24, 2022

Kobo Finally Introduces a Sideload Mode for Using Its E-Readers Without Internet or an Account
Although countless companies make devices with E Ink electronic paper screens, most consumers opt for either an Amazon Kindle or a Kobo when choosing an e-reader. But for those who don't source their reading materials from an online store, the Kobo is finally playing catch-up with the Kindle by removing the need for…

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Gizmodo
Jan 24, 2022

Google Illegally Used Dark Patterns to Trick Users Into Handing Over Location Data, State AGs Say
On Monday, attorneys general from Washington D.C., Texas, and at least two other states refocused their sights on Google, claiming the company repeatedly pressures its users to forfeit their location data through dark pattern tactics and other deceptive practices. Altogether, these practices may amount to violations…

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Gizmodo
Jan 24, 2022

Thank God, Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio Is Actually Releasing This Year
Of all the dozens upon dozens of projects that director Guillermo del Toro has signed aboard over the years yet languished in development hell, no film has languished more thoroughly than Pinocchio. It was way, way back in 2008 when he announced his intention to make a movie based on artist Gris Grimly's illustrations…

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Gizmodo
Jan 24, 2022

Acer Just Modernized the Classroom Chromebook With a 3:2 Display
Acer unveiled several Windows 11 SE laptops for K-8 classrooms earlier this month after announcing a fleet of Chromebooks prior to CES, and now the company is giving educators even more choices by launching four additional laptops running on Google's Chrome OS.


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Jan 24, 2022

You Can Play Grand Theft Auto V on the Game Boy Using This Clever Cartridge
Although the old top-down version of Grand Theft Auto was at one time ported to the Game Boy Color, the experience was nowhere near as fun as the notorious 3D versions of the game, so Sebastian Staacks decided to fix that and has come up with a way to actually play Grand Theft Auto V on the original Game Boy through…

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Gizmodo
Jan 24, 2022

Paramount Sets Its Sights on New Dates for Animated Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movies
Could Sony really move ahead with its Madame Web plans this year? Eternals' Lauren Ridloff returns to The Walking Dead in new pictures from the final season. Plus, a new look at what's coming on Legends of Tomorrow and Nancy Drew. Spoilers get!


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Gizmodo
Jan 24, 2022

This Analogue Pocket Rival Is the Best Cheap Handheld You Can Buy
As excellent a retro handheld as the Analogue Pocket is, at $220 it's an expensive piece of hardware—pricier than even the Nintendo Switch Lite. Analogue's use of hardware emulation delivers a flawless retro gaming experience, but don't write off software emulation just yet. For $60, the Miyoo Mini is a brilliant…

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Gizmodo
Jan 24, 2022

The Best Laptop Accessories You Shouldn't Live Without
It might seem counterintuitive, but the need for accessories and peripherals has only grown as laptops become more advanced. Modern notebooks need to be slim and lightweight with super thin display bezels—physical requirements that lead to some inherent limitations. Few ports, poor speakers, awful webcams, and shallow…

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Gizmodo
Jan 24, 2022

China Lifts Strict Covid-19 Lockdown in Xian After Daily Cases Hit Zero
The city of Xian, China lifted its covid-19 lockdown on Monday after a month of imposing some of the toughest public health measures in the world, according to Chinese state media the Global Times. But the lockdown worked. Xian, which has a population of 13 million people, hasn't had a new case of covid-19 since three…

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Gizmodo
Jan 23, 2022

If You Used Apps Like Venmo, Robinhood, and American Express, You Might Be Owed Money
Earlier this month, users turned to Google to find out whether emails informing them of a "Plaid settlement" were legitimate or spam. They are real, and if you got one, there's a chance you could be owed some money from the fintech company's recent $58 million class action settlement.

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Gizmodo
Jan 23, 2022

Apple to Waive In-App Purchase Requirement for Online Group and Event Apps Until June
Online group and event apps for iOS won't have to say goodbye quite yet to Apple's pandemic-related exemptions to its in-app purchase policy.

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Gizmodo
Jan 23, 2022

Peloton Heart Attack Is Hollywood's New Favorite Plot Point
Just when you thought Peloton's week couldn't get any worse, the unthinkable occurred: Another character on a popular TV show got a heart attack while riding one of its bikes. The Peloton heart attack appears to be Hollywood's new favorite plot point, much to the exasperation and detriment of the bike manufacturer.


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Gizmodo
Jan 23, 2022

United Arab Emirates Grounds Recreational Drones in Wake of Deadly Drone Strike
Drone hobbyists are on a government-mandated hiatus in the United Arab Emirates in the wake of last week's deadly attack on a key oil facility outside the nation's capital city of Abu Dhabi, the Associated Press reports.

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Gizmodo
Jan 23, 2022

I Can't Wait for a New Age of Character Motifs
Shortly before the weekend, director Matt Reeves unveiled the full musical theme for The Batman. While it's been heard in thunderous snippets in recent trailers, the full piece itself from the film's composer Michael Giacchino is a blast. For as "dark and broody" as people have been calling Robert Pattinson's upcoming…

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Gizmodo
Jan 23, 2022

Final Fantasy VII's Tifa Lockhart Should Have Her Own Solo Adventure
Though Final Fantasy games often place the focus on lead characters with comically large swords and steely gazes, the other members of their party are nothing to shrug at. This is especially true for Final Fantasy VII and its stellar 2020 remake. Seeing Cloud Strife and the Avalanche crew realized with better graphics…

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Gizmodo
Jan 23, 2022

Jurassic World: Dominion Disrupts the Winter Olympics in New TV Promo
We're still expected to receive the third Jurassic World film this summer, though it may not seem like it since actual footage for the movie has been fairly scarce since it faced a pandemic-induced delay. The most that the general public has seen of it has been its prologue back in November (or June, if you saw F9 in…

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Gizmodo
Jan 22, 2022

Pennsylvania Police Find Monkeys That Slipped Away After Car Crash on Way to Lab
Pennsylvania State Police were scouring an area near Danville in the central part of the state on Friday and Saturday in a search for three high-profile subjects. The authorities were clear: The public was not to attempt to look for or get near the subjects on the run. This was not a case of dangerous criminals on the…

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Gizmodo
Jan 22, 2022

Steve and Sam are Both Captain America Now, Like They Should've Been
When Sam Wilson was granted the title of Captain America from his longtime friend Steve Rogers during Marvel's "Marvel NOW!" relaunch in 2015, it was only a matter of time before he would both go back to being the Falcon and get boosted to Cap in the MCU. Now that Captain America 4 is on the horizon, Marvel's comics…

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Gizmodo
Jan 22, 2022

Assassin's Creed Almost Wound Up Going to Space
Over the years, Ubisoft's explored plenty of time periods and locations for the Assassin's Creed franchise, from ancient Egypt and Greece to the Italian Renaissance and the American and French Revolutions. (Still no Wild West or Japan, though.) The sci-fi conceit of present day characters using a machine to relive the…

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