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Dec 12, 2017

This Robot Just Carried the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics Torch as It Cut Through a Wall
Robots are already coming for our jobs, and now it looks like they’re coming for our treasured cultural ceremonies, too.


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Gizmodo
Dec 12, 2017

FCC Chair Ajit Pai Forges Ahead With Bullshit Plan to Turn the FTC Into His Fall Guy
The Republican-dominated Federal Communications Commission and its chair, industry-adjacent hack Ajit Pai, have been charging towards a vote to repeal Barack Obama-era net neutrality rules on Thursday that seems all but guaranteed to result in a victory for ISPs. Part of the plan involves cutting a deal with ISPs to…

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Dec 12, 2017

Uber's Massive Scraping Program Collected Data About Competitors Around The World
For years, Uber systemically scraped data from competing ride-hailing companies all over the world, harvesting information about their technology, drivers, and executives. Uber gathered information from these firms using automated collection systems that ran constantly, amassing millions of records, and sometimes…

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Dec 12, 2017

SEC Chairman Urges Cryptocurrency Investors to Exercise Caution, Says Most ICOs Are Securities
After months of tension over what, if anything, the Securities and Exchange Commission was planning to do about cryptocurrencies and the billions of dollars people have sunk into initial coin offerings—a form of barely regulated investment vehicle in which investors trade real cash for tokens in crypto-backed…

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Dec 12, 2017

A Monster Wants to Be BFFs or Else in This Suspenseful Horror Short
In Jacob Chase’s horror short Larry, a bored parking-lot attendant discovers an abandoned iPad loaded with a children’s story about a lonely monster. Very, very, desperately lonely. Also in the market for a best friend. And very fond of lurking in empty parking lots at three in the morning.

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Gizmodo
Dec 11, 2017

The Grapevine He Went Viral Because of Bullying, but Keaton Jones’ Mother Just Might Be a Racist Mon
The Grapevine He Went Viral Because of Bullying, but Keaton Jones’ Mother Just Might Be a Racist Money Grabber | Deadspin Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Is Mad Because Outside Magazine Pointed Out He’s A Fly Fishing Novice | The Slot On the Final Day of His Campaign, Roy Moore Is Interviewed by a 12-Year-Old Girl | …

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Dec 11, 2017

For a Limited Time, Watch the 1967 Student Short That Launched George Lucas Into Scifi History
A long-ish time ago (1967) in a galaxy not so far away (the University of Southern California), a student named George Lucas was hard at work on a short film with a long title: Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB. This landmark early work is online for the first time, thanks to scifi channel Dust.

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Dec 11, 2017

The 10 Best Deals of December 11, 2017
Christmas is just two weeks away, which means your gift shopping days are starting to dwindle. We see a lot of great deals every day, but these were our 10 favorites from Monday.


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Gizmodo
Dec 11, 2017

American Astronauts Are Going Back to the Moon
President Donald Trump has signed a directive that authorizes NASA to return American astronauts to the Moon—a mission that would lay the foundation for a possible mission to Mars. The renewed emphasis on space exploration, said Trump, is to ensure America’s primacy in space, to protect its citizens, and to create…

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Gizmodo
Dec 11, 2017

Shadows From Saturn's Rings Affect the Planet's Weather
Saturn’s rings do more than just look pretty. New data from the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft orbiting the planet shows their shadow can actually change the planet’s atmosphere.


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Dec 11, 2017

Here's How Far The Apollo 17 Astronauts Drove On The Moon
It was December 11, 1972, 45n years ago to the day. Astronauts Gene Cernan and Jack Schmitt had just stepped out of the lunar lander. And thus began one of humanity’s greatest road trips.

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Dec 11, 2017

This Could Be Your Last Chance to Buy LEGO's 1969-Piece Saturn V Apollo Kit For the Holidays 
Update 12/11 - It’s back in stock!

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Dec 11, 2017

The Internet Blackout for Net Neutrality Is Coming and You Can Help
It’s that time again. It’s time to break the internet in order to raise awareness about net neutrality. The FCC vote to repeal Title II protections is on Thursday, and web-based protests are kicking off in response. Some of the biggest pioneers of tech jumped in on Monday to give the protests a bump, but the…

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Gizmodo
Dec 11, 2017

7 Great Directors Who Surprised Everyone by Making a Genre Film
In light of the recent news that Quentin Tarantino might make a Star Trek movie—an R-rated Star Trek movie, at that—we picked our jaws up off the floor and starting thinking about other directors who took one notable, unexpected detour into the realms of scifi or fantasy. Here are seven favorites.

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Gizmodo
Dec 11, 2017

Verizon Says Exec's Joke About Installing a 'Verizon Puppet' at FCC to Kill Net Neutrality Was 'Funny'
Like bankers on a balcony, sipping champagne and sneering at a growing crowd of protesters angrily chanting from the gutters below, Verizon has taken to openly giving the finger to the throngs of Americans desperate to defend net neutrality.


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Dec 11, 2017

A $1,200 Graphics Card Might As Well Be Star Wars Themed
Up until last Thursday, the Nvidia Titan XP was the most powerful graphics card you could put in a PC. But being the most powerful isn’t enough for some people to justify laying out $1,200. So Nvidia used the Force. Or licensed the Force. Either way, check out this Jedi Order video card.

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Dec 11, 2017

How This Guy’s Love Of Cars Sent Him To The International Space Station
Drew Feustel is a true Jalop if there ever was one. He grew up in the Detroit area, where he worked as an auto mechanic in college. He’s had an enviable list of cars over the years and nearly went into car design himself, but ended up using his mechanical and science background for something more incredible: becoming…

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Dec 11, 2017

The War on Christmas Travels to the Moon in This 1950s TV Clip About The Future
Back in the early 1950s, a ventriloquist named Paul Winchell had a TV show that featured his dummy named Jerry Mahoney. The program was a hit and is perhaps most notable today for featuring Carol Burnett’s TV debut. But even if you’re not interested in ventriloquism, one episode from December 20th, 1953, will be…

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Gizmodo
Dec 11, 2017

Apple's Donation to Wildfire Relief Is Great, But It's Just a Drop In the Bucket
Hundreds of thousands of people had to evacuate their homes in Southern California over the span of a week due to wildfires sweeping the region. In response to the ongoing devastation, Apple announced on Monday that it is donating $1 million to aid in relief efforts.


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Dec 11, 2017

Decades After Discovery, 3,500-Year-Old Mummy Found in Egyptian Tomb
Egyptian archaeologists working in Luxor have explored two tombs dating back to the 18th Dynasty, uncovering colorful figurines, funeral masks, a stunning mural—and a linen-wrapped mummy.

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Dec 11, 2017

Uber And Lyft To Reimburse Riders Who Were Hit With Surge Pricing In NYC Following Bombing
Following an explosion Monday morning near the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan, New York City’s subway system backed up with congestion just as the morning commute got underway. Prices on Uber and Lyft rides also skyrocketed, and both companies have now said they will offer refunds to some passengers in the…

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Dec 11, 2017

Alarmed By Recent Events, Scientists Speak Out Against DIY Gene Therapy
It seems hard to fathom that scientific progress has advanced to a point where it’s suddenly possible for people to undertake something as complicated as gene therapy outside the safety and confines of a well-funded lab, but it has. In just the past few months we’ve seen not one, but two examples of people pursuing…

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Dec 11, 2017

Imposter Cryptocurrency Wallet App Races Up Apple's Store Charts
A new wave of Bitcoin-mania surged through the internet this weekend—and with it, a new crop of sketchy opportunists. Bitcoin apps were very popular in the Apple app store, and one using the name of a completely unrelated cryptocurrency wallet service now holds the number three position in the finance category.

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Gizmodo
Dec 11, 2017

Imposter Cryptocurrency Wallet App Races Up Apple's Store Charts [Updated]
A new wave of Bitcoin-mania surged through the internet this weekend—and with it, a new crop of sketchy opportunists. Bitcoin apps were very popular in the Apple app store, and one using the name of a completely unrelated cryptocurrency wallet service now holds the number three position in the finance category.

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Gizmodo
Dec 11, 2017

The Truly Wireless Earbuds You Should Buy Instead of AirPods
If you’d told me in 2007 that people would be walking around listening to music with wireless, popcorn-sized earbuds, I would’ve called you crazy. It is now 2017, and these futuristic little gadgets are a reality. But which ones are the best?

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Gizmodo
Dec 11, 2017

Accent Your Home With Color-Changing Light Strips For Under $20
You can’t control it from your smartphone like a Philips Hue Lightstrip, but this 16.4', 300 LED light strand from Aukey can glow in several different colors, is capable of daisy chaining for longer stirps, and is even water resistant if you want to set it up on your patio. Oh, yeah, it’s also just $18 with promo code…

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Gizmodo
Dec 11, 2017

Rick Loses More Than the Battle on The Walking Dead's Midseason Finale
We all knew Rick’s siege against the Saviors couldn’t work. There’s no way our heroes could fight an antagonist so powerful and defeat him with a single attack. Moreover, we knew Negan would never be beaten in a mere mid-season finale. So the question wasn’t if Rick was going to lose, but what he was going to lose.


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Gizmodo
Dec 11, 2017

A Single Bird Caused a $220,000 Boost to the US Economy
Birding is the best. It’s Pokémon Go but more unpredictable and real. There are few educational thrills quite like waking up early in the morning and grabbing your binoculars to travel far away, chasing rumors that a rare bird might be pecking at a tree in a graveyard.


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Gizmodo
Dec 11, 2017

Former Facebook Exec: 'You Don’t Realize It But You Are Being Programed'
This is the year everyone—including founding executives—began publicly questioning the impact of social media on our lives.


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Gizmodo
Dec 11, 2017

Former Facebook Exec: 'You Don’t Realize It But You Are Being Programmed'
This is the year everyone—including founding executives—began publicly questioning the impact of social media on our lives.


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Gizmodo
Dec 11, 2017

The Coolest Scientific Discoveries of 2017
Science may be just a tool to help us understand our Universe. But we can all agree that one of its major perks is that it leads to the discovery of plenty of really cool, mind-boggling stuff.


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Gizmodo
Dec 11, 2017

Google Home Mini Recovers Some Touch Controls After Creepy Spying Bug
Thanks in large part to the low-cost Echo Dot, Amazon grabbed an early lead in the smart speaker space. But this fall Google hit back hard with the Home Mini, which has become the best cheap smart speaker to buy for most people. Unfortunately, shortly after its launch, a bug affecting the top touch controls in some…

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Gizmodo
Dec 11, 2017

Monday's Best Deals: Logitech Gold Box, Travel Accessories, Amazon Devices, and More
The two week countdown to Christmas has officially begun. Pick up gifts or take advantage of the discounts on Logitech computer accessories, our readers’ favorite travel pillow and charger, Amazon devices, and more.


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Gizmodo
Dec 11, 2017

How to Keep Your Home Wi-Fi Safe From Hackers
You probably don’t give it much thought, but your router is one of the most important gadgets in your home—without it there’s no wi-fi for your laptops, your phones, and all the other web-connected devices you’ve got set up.


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Gizmodo
Dec 11, 2017

Deadspin Things Eagles Fans Said Outside The L.A.
Deadspin Things Eagles Fans Said Outside The L.A. Coliseum About Carson Wentz’s Injury | The Slot Two Senators Call for Trump’s Resignation Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations | The Root Top 10 Moments From the Arson Investigation That Became the Greatest Facebook Live Video Ever | Earther Puerto Rico’s Humanitarian…

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Gizmodo
Dec 11, 2017

Climate Change Is Erasing Human History
UTQIAGVIK, ALASKA—On a crumbling heap of thousand-year-old garbage overlooking a leaden sea, Anne Jensen shakes her head disapprovingly. A gust of Arctic air whips her hair around her face as she scrutinizes the beige house perched sixty feet above us, atop an Iñupiat archaeological site that’s fast eroding into the…

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Gizmodo
Dec 11, 2017

Could the Live-Action Teen Titans Show Be Casting Another Famous Member of the Team?
Holly Hunter teases Elastigirl’s crucial role in Incredibles 2. Jon Watts will return for the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel. Marc Guggenheim teases a familiar face for Firestorm’s replacement on Legends of Tomorrow. Plus new looks at the latest Robin Hood reboot, as well as the returns of iZombie and The X-Files.…

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Gizmodo
Dec 11, 2017

How to Ditch Apple Completely
Apple keeps giving us reasons to say goodbye. iOS 11 is buggy as hell, with the most recent error making iPhones almost unusable, and the latest version of macOS briefly exposed Mac owners to a major vulnerability. As for the iPhone X, it may be pretty sleek for an iPhone, but Apple’s still playing catch-up to its …

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Gizmodo
Dec 11, 2017

Save $8 On Our Readers' Favorite USB Travel Charger, Which Is Also a Battery Pack
The most versatile member of Anker’s insanely popular PowerCore battery pack family pulls double duty as a USB wall charger, and you can save $8 on the white model with promo code XMAS1621.

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Gizmodo
Dec 11, 2017

Explosion In Major NYC Bus Terminal, 'Looks Like A Pipe Bomb,' NYPD Says
New York Police now have a male suspect in custody after an explosion in the subways below the Port Authority bus terminal in midtown Manhattan this morning. Police arrested. Ullah Akayed, 27, a Brooklyn resident who came to U.S. seven years ago, the Daily Beast reports. An NYPD spokesperson confirmed with Jalopnik…

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Gizmodo
Dec 11, 2017

Explosion In Major NYC Bus Terminal, 'Looks Like A Pipe Bomb,' NYPD Says (UPDATE: One In Custody, Four Injured)
New York Police have a male suspect in custody after an explosion Monday morning in the subways below the Port Authority bus terminal in midtown Manhattan, leaving four injured. Police arrested Ullah Akayed, 27, a Brooklyn resident who came to the U.S. seven years ago, an NYPD spokesperson told Jalopnik. It appears as…

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Gizmodo
Dec 11, 2017

This Battery Pack Turns the Google Home Into My Favorite Portable Bluetooth Speaker
It seems inevitable that one day your entire home will be wired so that smart assistants can hear your every request, no matter where you are. But if you mostly rely on a smart speaker, its built-in mic can only eavesdrop so far. Companies like Google would certainly love it if you bought a smart speaker for every…

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Gizmodo
Dec 11, 2017

This Battery Pack Turns Your Google Home Into the Best Portable Bluetooth Speaker
It seems inevitable that one day your entire home will be wired so that smart assistants can hear your every request, no matter where you are. But if you mostly rely on a smart speaker, its built-in mic can only eavesdrop so far. Companies like Google would certainly love it if you bought a smart speaker for every…

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Gizmodo
Dec 11, 2017

Silicon Valley’s Worst Apologies of 2017 
Silicon Valley had somewhat of a reckoning this year. The tech overlords finally had to face the music: their products and services aren’t as wholesome and life-changing as they preached them to be. Turns out, a bunch of white men didn’t anticipate issues that might impact their non-white-male users. Like sexual…

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Gizmodo
Dec 11, 2017

Amazon's One Day Logitech Sale Is Full of Useful Accessories
As part of their 12 Days of Deals, Amazon just kicked off a one-day sale on a variety of Logitech PC peripherals to fit just about any budget.


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Gizmodo
Dec 11, 2017

Let's Talk About Tonight's Walking Dead Finale, Shall we?
Well, it was a mid-season finale. The Walking Dead likes to save its major events for premieres and finales. So although we knew the Negan/Rick conflict wasn’t even close to over, and—hmm? What? You just want to talk about that last-minute shocker? Yeah, okay.


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Gizmodo
Dec 11, 2017

DIY Bed Bug Treatment Attempt Accidentally Results in Massive Fire
Bed bugs—the blood-sucking, chitinous nightmares which serve as the clearest proof that if there is a divine creator behind the universe, it hates us—were once nearly eradicated from the U.S. But in recent years they’ve come back worse than ever, beefed up from decades of exposure to insecticides and helped along by…

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Gizmodo
Dec 10, 2017

Australia Hits Worst Greenhouse Gas Emissions on Record
Australia’s finally done it! A new NDEVR Environmental analysis shows Australia has never been emitting more greenhouse gas when unreliable estimates for land use-related emissions are excluded, the Guardian reported on Sunday. Over the past year, Australia released an estimated 138.78 metric tons of carbon dioxide…

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Gizmodo
Dec 10, 2017

The First Look at the Sense8 Finale Special Is As Heartwarming As You'd Expect
Sense8 is a special show, dedicated in a way almost no other modern television series has been to the inter-connectivity shared between people across countless differences. It has always had, at its core, an exceptional warmth. It’s no surprise, then, that the first sneak peek at the upcoming finale special is…

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Gizmodo
Dec 10, 2017

Here's An Exclusive Look at the Psychedelic Apocalypse of New Image Series Prism Stalker
Vep is a refugee in a terrible insect-driven colony, forced into servitude in a horrific alien landscape. In Prism Stalker, she’ll discover more about that awful world. And we’ll see if there’s anything she can do to change it.


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Gizmodo
Dec 10, 2017

Lumoid, Best Buy's Supposed Gear Rental Partner, Shuts Down
Lumoid, a four-year-old San Francisco startup which was reportedly partnering with Best Buy to offer try-before-you-buy rental services on products like cameras, audio gear, and fitness trackers, has gone out of business.


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Gizmodo
Dec 10, 2017

Virtual Reality is Power in the Second Trailer for Ready Player One
At an event today in Austin, Ernest Cline and the crew of the Ready Player One debuted the film’s second trailer.

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Gizmodo
Dec 10, 2017

You Can Now Click 'Cryptocurrency OK' on Craigslist, Because That's Not Sketchy at All
Bitcoin has continued to explode in value, briefly reaching a high of over $17,000 a coin before settling back down to under $16,000 just weeks after it passed into the five-figure range. But the surge is being driven by speculation, not the ease of actually using bitcoins for transactions, as shown earlier this week…

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Gizmodo
Dec 10, 2017

The Dilemma Of Buying A Dictator's Ferrari
This 212 Inter has an extraordinary history. Not only is this car outfitted with tremendous one-off Ghia bodywork and gorgeous paint work, it was built as the 49th of just 73 examples, used as a Paris Motor Show display car, and was owned by infamous Argentinian dictator, Juan Perón. And now it’s for sale.

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Gizmodo
Dec 10, 2017

Add a Year To Your PlayStation Plus Membership For $40
We thought the days of $40 PlayStation Plus sales were behind us, but lo, ', 'B004RMK5QG');' data-amazontag='gizmodoamzn-20' href='https://www.amazon.com/Year-PlayStation-Plus-Membership-Digital/dp/B004RMK5QG?tag=gizmodoamzn-20&ascsubtag=f4a9bcb7521a7efe3d0beb360b98884e61c626c0&rawdata=[t|link[p|1821163815[a|B004RMK5QG[au|5876237249236602398[b|gizmodo'here it is once again. If your membership is due to expire soon, or hell, even if it isn’t, you’ll want to take advantage of this.


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Gizmodo
Dec 10, 2017

Sunday's Best Deals: Amazon Devices, Star Wars Games and Toys, Travelpro Luggage, and More
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Gizmodo
Dec 10, 2017

The First Impressions for Star Wars: The Last Jedi Are Overwhelmingly Good
Last night, the Hollywood premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi marked the first time anyone outside of Disney and Lucasfilm got a chance to see Rian Johnson’s long-awaited eighth mainline Star Wars film. (And John Boyega made it after all!) Now, responses have flooded in on social media from attendees, and they’re…

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Gizmodo
Dec 10, 2017

Amazon Just Launched Its Final Wave of Device Deals, and Some Are Better Than Black Friday
We thought Amazon was just about done with discounts on their own gadgets for the year, but a bunch of new deals launched this morning, some of which are actually better than Black Friday.


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Gizmodo
Dec 10, 2017

Uber Settles Lawsuit Alleging It Obtained Rape Victim in India's Confidential Medical Records
Uber has been accused of a lot of very, very bad things over the course of its existence, including a culture of rampant sexual harassment, spying on competitors and users, and covering up hacks by paying off the hackers. But one of the worst things it’s allegedly done was shadily obtaining the medical records of an…

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Gizmodo
Dec 09, 2017

The First Trailer For Jessica Jones' Second Season Features an Epic Spider-Man Diss
Netflix’s Marvel shows have a well-documented history not, well, not doing a very good job of trying to connect to the larger MCU. In the first trailer for Jessica Jones’ second season though, everyone’s favorite alcoholic detective calls out Spider-Man’s Uncle Ben in the best possible way.

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Gizmodo
Dec 09, 2017

Some Twitch Users Are Getting Angry About So-Called 'Booby Streamers'
For years, Twitch.tv has been the web’s go-to for gaming live streams, crowd-sourced experiments like Pokémon playthroughs and commenter-controlled investment portfolios, and other bits of acceptably time-killing content. Unfortunately, this droll peace is being threatened by the internet equivalent of the dumb…

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Gizmodo
Dec 09, 2017

The Latest The Last Jedi Featurette Showcases the Real-World Locations Behind the Film
It’s less than a week now, and we’ve likely gotten all the information we’re going to get before The Last Jedi hits theaters. But that doesn’t mean the behind-the-scenes work is any less interesting.

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Gizmodo
Dec 09, 2017

Meet The Big-Screen Miles Morales in First Trailer for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Today, Sony has debuted the first trailer for Lord and Miller’s animated Spider-Man film, starring Miles Morales and very possibly some other Spider heroes along the way.

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Gizmodo
Dec 09, 2017

Kaspersky Closes DC Office, Says It Is 'No Longer Viable' to Work With Federal Government
Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky has had a rough season stateside amid claims the company’s software scans for and steals documents of interest to the Kremlin. With the use of its products at U.S. government agencies now banned, the company has elected to shut down its D.C.-area headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.


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Gizmodo
Dec 09, 2017

San Diego Comic-Con Wins Lawsuit Over 'Comic Con' Trademark
In a case that could potentially complicate the lives of comic convention organizers the country over, a federal jury has ruled in San Diego Comic-Con’s favor in a suit brought against Salt Lake Comic Con for violating copyright law with their use of the term “comic con.”

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Gizmodo
Dec 09, 2017

Saturday's Best Deals: Philips Hue Lights, Contigo Travel Mugs, Cooking Essentials, and More
Today’s deals start off with Philips Hue lights, Contigo travel mugs, kitchen essentials, and many more.

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Gizmodo
Dec 09, 2017

These Tintype Photos of Star Wars Toys Will Make You Nostalgic on Multiple Levels
With The Last Jedi rapidly approaching, everyone’s been thinking not only of the future of Star Wars, but also of its past.


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Gizmodo
Dec 09, 2017

Despite Overwhelming Evidence That This Is Foolish, I Refuse to Use a Case
Here’s a conversation I have a lot:


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Gizmodo
Dec 09, 2017

This One-Day Dyson Deal Includes Seven Hose Tools For Every Cleaning Situation
Dyson vacuums dominated the nominations in our Kinja Co-Op for best vacuum, but they can be prohibitively expensive. Today though, refurbs of the ', 'B06Y2BBMP6');' data-amazontag='gizmodoamzn-20' href='https://www.amazon.com/Dyson-Complete-Upright-Certified-Refurbished/dp/B06Y2BBMP6/ref=gbps_img_s-3_1712_c31ccf2a?smid=A1KWJVS57NX03I&pf_rd_p=d3152026-148f-4b24-a686-6518d33b1712&pf_rd_s=slot-3&pf_rd_t=701&pf_rd_i=gb_main&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=6ZD71NRD1X4R7JPFVE0B&kinja_price=262&tag=gizmodoamzn-20&ascsubtag=df981107a7142bedd5cab4ea52850975b7b8cc13&rawdata=[t|link[p|1821149112[a|B06Y2BBMP6[au|5727177402741770316[b|gizmodo'popular Dyson Ball Animal Complete are down to $262 on Amazon, one of the best prices we’ve seen.


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Gizmodo
Dec 09, 2017

Encourage Your Loved Ones to Back Up Their Files With These Discounted Hard Drives
If any of your family members are bad about backing up their files, an external hard drive is one of the best gifts you can give them.


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Gizmodo
Dec 09, 2017

#Flint: State May Reconsider Free Bottled Water Program
Friday marks 1,323 since the people of Flint, Michigan have been without clean water. Although the water is reportedly testing below the federal action threshold, pipe replacement and infrastructure changed in the city have left residents relying on bottled water and filters for clean drinking water. The…

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

The 10 Best Deals Of December 8, 2017
We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.


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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

Scientists Observe Earth's Mysterious Hum on the Ocean Floor
Even in the absence of giant earthquakes, this planet is still emitting a quiet hum. Researchers have measured it at the ocean’s depths.


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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

FCC Commissioner Blasts Her Own Agency for Withholding Evidence of Fraud
FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel on Friday accused her agency of withholding evidence of fraud, further intensifying the ongoing battle over the future of net neutrality.

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

AI Professor Details Real-World Dangers of Algorithm Bias [Corrected]
However quickly artificial intelligence evolves, however steadfastly it becomes embedded in our lives—in health, law enforcement, sex, etc.—it can’t outpace the biases of its creators, humans. Kate Crawford, a Microsoft researcher and co-founder of AI Now, a research institute studying the social impact of artificial…

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

Microsoft Researcher Details Real-World Dangers of Algorithm Bias
However quickly artificial intelligence evolves, however steadfastly it becomes embedded in our lives—in health, law enforcement, sex, etc.—it can’t outpace the biases of its creators, humans. Microsoft Researcher Kate Crawford delivered an incredible keynote speech, titled “The Trouble with Bias,” at Spain’s Neural…

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

Puerto Rico's Humanitarian Crisis Takes on New Urgency With Alarming Death Counts
The U.S. government says 62 people in Puerto Rico have officially died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Not many people are buying that given the island’s lack of electricity, healthcare access, and clean drinking water.


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Dec 08, 2017

Apple Is Reportedly ‘Close to Acquiring Shazam'
Apple’s got more cash on hand than any other company on the planet, and some of that cash may go towards acquiring Shazam.

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Dec 08, 2017

Leaked Video Shows FCC Chair Ajit Pai Roasting Himself With 'Jokes' About Being a Verizon Shill
Conservatives aren’t particularly known for their sense of humor, and Ajit Pai has proven in the past that he’s profoundly terrible at telling a joke. On Thursday, he told one bomb after another at a gathering in Washington, DC. Comedy is timing, and Pai thought it was a great moment to get a laugh out of the fact…

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

I Tried a $1,200 Cocktail
We humans have shockingly malleable tastes. Studies have shown that we are more likely to prefer something if we think it’s expensive (even if it isn’t). It stands to reason, then, that a cocktail costing $1,210 should be roughly 80 times more delicious to me than any I’ve ever purchased for myself. So, when Trader…

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

The Shockwaves On a Rain-Soaked Window Screen Are Wonderfully Unique
Throw a pebble into a still pond, and the shockwaves from the disturbance will ripple out in all directions in nearly perfect concentric circles. But disturb the fine mesh of a window screen that’s soaked with rain or morning dew, and the shockwave will ripple out with a unique, four-pointed star pattern.


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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

New Trump–Wikileaks Email Leak Isn't the Bombshell Everyone Thought It was
In the final months before the 2016 election, Donald Trump and his son, Donald Trump, Jr., both received an email containing a link and “decryption key” for Wikileaks files, CNN reported.

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

Elusive 'Magnetic Monopole' Phenomenon Found Hiding in Older Chemistry Experiments
You might have scoffed at the “fuckin’ magnets, how do they work” line from the Insane Clown Posse song “Miracles,” but if we’re being honest here, magnets are pretty nuts. Take any old bar magnet and cut it in half and it will still have a North and a South pole. Keep cutting, you’ll never end up with a single North…

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

Why Airplanes Dump Red 'Water' On Fires
California is weathering the worst fire season many of us have seen out here and responders are still inundated with heavy work. One question I keep seeing, besides “remember Volcano?”, is “why are the firefighting planes dropping red water?” Well, there is a reason. And that’s not just water.


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Dec 08, 2017

SpaceX Set to Make History Next Week During Supply Mission to the ISS
On December 12, SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, sending an uncrewed Dragon cargo capsule filled with supplies to the International Space Station. No big deal, except that two components, both the first stage rocket and the spacecraft, have already flown on…

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

Six Free PS4 Games Worth Playing
You can have a damn good time on the PS4 without spending a dime thanks to a number of free-to-play games populating the PSN store. Some of these free offerings rival what you’d expect out of a full-fledged $60 game, if not surpass them. Here are our picks for the most worthwhile F2P PS4 games.


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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

ZTE’s Ambitious Dual-Screen Phone Shouldn't Exist
I really wanted to like the ZTE Axon M the first time I tried it. With the trend of smartphone screens getting bigger and longer, surely a phone sporting two screens instead of one would be even better right?

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

San Francisco Winces As Thiel-Funded Queer Social Club Start-Up 'Yass' Preps For Launch 
Once America’s queer capital, San Francisco (and the entire West Coast with it) is being reshaped and remodeled by Silicon Valley’s wealthy residents. Spiking rents and exploding gentrification are financially crippling even those working full-time and pushing out longtime residents of LGBT havens like the Mission and…

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

More Arctic Boat Traffic Could Really Stress Out Narwhals
You know that feeling when you’re under severe stress—your heart begins to race and your mouth gets dry? Well, animals experience their own forms of that, too. And researchers are worried about how narwhals, the so-called unicorns of the sea, will deal with the stress that’ll accompany the loss of sea ice in their…

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

How to Track a Cellphone Without GPS—or Consent
As the Supreme Court mulls over the case of Carpenter v. United States, which may have far-reaching consequences for police who track suspects without a warrant via their cellphones, four engineers at Princeton University have revealed a brand-new method for identifying the location of a cellphone user. The result of…

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

Why Google Is Poised to Hit the Next Critical Milestone in Quantum Computing
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA—Earlier this week, representatives from automotive and airline companies, big banks, software companies, and the military met to learn the basics of quantum mechanics at NASA. And that was only a small part of it.

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

If You Miss Jailbreaking Your iPhone, It Looks Like Google Has a Treat for You
Apple’s iOS is a walled garden that gives the company total control over what can be done with its device. For years, jailbreaking your iPhone was easy and allowed all sorts of custom freedom. It’s been a while since a simple jailbreak has been released. But this week, a Google researcher made an announcement that has…

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

How to Buy a Cheap 4K TV
This is the year. As much as we’ve postured about 4K TVs getting almost cheap enough and 4K content getting almost easy enough to access, this is the year that it’s finally happened. You can buy an excellent 4K TV with HDR support for less than $700, and find stuff to watch on any streaming service. In fact, you have…

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

YouTube Is Working on a Music Subscription Service No One Asked For
YouTube—perhaps the largest repository of free music on the planet—plans to introduce a paid music subscription service in March. What could go wrong?


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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

11 Minor Star Wars Characters Who Got Absurdly Full Lives Beyond the Movies
The Star Wars saga is filled with characters who never get the spotlight, but captured the minds of fans, no matter how minor or inconsequential their appearances were. Here’s 11 blink-and-you’ll-miss-them Star Wars characters that became more prominent than you could ever imagine, thanks to the multitude of tie-in…

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

Why Everyone Is Mad at Patreon Now
Over the past four years Patreon has grown to become the de facto funding model for independent creators online—a platform where supporters pledge small monthly recurring donations that better support an enduring career instead of the need Kickstarter or GoFundMe’s per-project setup fills. But an overhaul of its fee…

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

Very Dumb YouTuber Nearly Died In Very Dumb Head-In-Cement Microwave Stunt
An unabashedly bro-y YouTuber who makes money by posting videos of his dumb bro-y antics nearly killed himself in his latest dumb video.

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

You Survived 2017! Reward Yourself With a Discounted Electric Foot Massager. 
It’s been a long year, and I’d say you’ve earned a foot massage. But if you’re a little weirded out by the thought of a stranger touching your gross feet, a couple of electric massagers from Mynt are cheaper than ever right now.


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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

Devastating Wildfires Continue to Wreak Havoc Across Southern California
With powerful Santa Ana winds gusting as high as 80 miles per hour, firefighters are bracing themselves for another challenging day in Southern California. Over the course of the week, destructive wildfires in the state have forced the evacuation of more than 230,000 people, destroyed hundreds of homes, and torched…

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Gizmodo
Dec 08, 2017

This $3,000 GPU Is the Most Powerful Ever, and to Prove It, Nvidia Painted It Gold
When it comes to satisfying the needs of the PC master race, there’s no such thing as too much. That’s why Nvidia went and created the $3,000 Titan V, which the company is calling the most powerful graphics card ever created. Then, Nvidia went and painted it gold, so you wouldn’t confuse it with any of those other…

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