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Oct 18, 2021

Latest Ghostbusters: Afterlife Clip Unleashes the Terror Dogs
Like in the original Ghostbusters movie, the young heroes of Sony's Ghostbusters: Afterlife will encounter a variety of different apparitions who have begun breaching the border between the worlds of the living and the dead in order to wreak havoc. Along with devious marshmallows and lecherous snot goblins, the new…

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Oct 18, 2021

Glitchy Russian Thruster Test Temporarily Knocks ISS Out of Position
Late last week, a routine thruster test of a Soyuz spacecraft continued for longer than expected, causing the ISS to shift by nearly 60 degrees. It's yet another troubling sign that all is not well in the Russian segment of the orbital outpost.


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Oct 18, 2021

Intel CEO Hopes to Make a Chip That's Good Enough to Win Apple Back, Someday
On the eve of Apple's big MacBook event, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger said he hopes the company can win back Apple, noting that he hasn't given up on the idea that one day Macs may once again run on Intel chips. Oh boy.

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Oct 18, 2021

Disney Just Thoroughly Delayed Its Upcoming Release Schedule
Disney is apparently running a bit behind nowadays. The studio just announced that a slew of upcoming releases, mostly Marvel superhero films, have been pushed back a matter of months—but some of these announced movies have simply been taken off the schedule entirely.


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Oct 18, 2021

Facebook Is Looking for 10,000 People Who Don't Hate Facebook
If you're based out of Europe and don't, uh, already hate Facebook, then boy oh boy does the company have the perfect job for you. On Sunday, the company announced that it plans to create 10,000 "high-skilled jobs" across the EU to help build out Facebook's plans for the "metaverse."

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Oct 18, 2021

We're Liveblogging Apple's MacBook Event Right Here
Now that this year's iPhones are out of the way, it's time to focus all our attention on MacBooks. Apple's "Unleashed" event kicks off today at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET and, as always, we'll be liveblogging the whole thing right here.

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Oct 18, 2021

Green Housing Can Be Beautiful—and Cheap
A stretch of land controlled by the Squamish Nation in Vancouver will soon be home to a beautiful, green high-rise. The 11-tower development, called Sen?á?w, will include 6,000 new housing units, most of which will be rentals, including several hundred set aside for tribe members. Last year, 87% of the nation voted in…

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Oct 18, 2021

Pixel 6 Leak Reveals Its Surprisingly Low Price
The Pixel 6's official announcement is just a day away, but a flurry of new leaks may have just revealed all the details we didn't know about Google's upcoming phone—including a surprisingly low starting price.


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Oct 18, 2021

Canon Sued Over All-in-One Printer That Stops Scanning When It Runs Out of Ink
A customer fed up with the tyranny of home printers is suing Canon for disabling multiple functions on an all-in-one printer when it runs out of ink.

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Oct 18, 2021

Amazon Misled Congress, U.S. Lawmakers Say While Teasing Potential Criminal Probe
The House Judiciary Antitrust subcommittee is giving Amazon one last chance to tell the whole truth about its use of third-party sellers' data. Fool me once, shame on me... maybe a bunch of other times, too, but this time, they're serious.

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Oct 18, 2021

Y: The Last Man Just Had Its Very Own Supervillain Origin Story
Takes a little energy out of our recap when you know the series wasn't picked up for season two but, well, here we are. No Yorick? No 355? No President? No problem. The eighth episode of Y: The Last Man, titled "Ready. Aim. Fire" focused solely on the large superstore called PriceMax, providing fascinating new…

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Oct 18, 2021

After Dune, You'll Never Think About Water the Same Way Again
The latest iteration of Dune, set to hit theaters October 22, will serve as a potent reminder of our troubled relationship with water, particularly as we manage the catastrophic effects of climate change and increasingly venture out into space.


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Oct 18, 2021

Updates From Aquaman 2, Indiana Jones 5, and More
The Expanse adds another to Marcos Inaros' inner circle. Get another glimpse of Doctor Who's return. There's a fourth season of Jurrasic Park: Camp Cretaceous on the way. Plus, what's next for Legends of Tomorrow and 4400, and what if you watched the new The Batman trailer, but shorter? Spoilers away!


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Oct 18, 2021

Colin Powell Dies of Complications From Covid-19
Colin Powell, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a key figure in multiple Republican administrations, and the first Black person to serve as secretary of state, has died of complications from covid-19 at the age of 84.


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Oct 18, 2021

When Will Force Shields Be Real?
When the aliens come for our organs, the tides for our coastal cities, the supervillains for their own nihilist world-obliterating amusement, how exactly will we protect ourselves? From decades of sci-fi, the answer is clear: some kind of force shield arrangement. If you're trying to deflect bullets, impress small…

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Oct 18, 2021

How to Watch and What to Expect From Apple's October Event (Macs!)
Yes, friends, there's another Apple event ahead of us. It kicks off Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET, to be exact. And while we saw new iPhones, the Apple Watch Series 7, and two iPads last month, there are still a few things Apple has in store for its next event, which offers the vague tagline: "Unleashed."

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Oct 18, 2021

This $40 Security Camera Is an Affordable Way to Keep an Eye on Your House
When all you need is an extra set of eyes to keep watch over your home, you don't really need to spend hundreds of dollars. I've been testing cheaper solutions like the $40 TP-Link Kasa Spot camera (or KC400), which offers around-the-clock recording with a microSD card and crisp 2K-resolution video. You can place it…

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Oct 18, 2021

Technology is Reinventing the Insurance Industry
When most people think about insurance companies, they don't immediately think of tech. Sudesh Kannan thought the same when he started at Allstate.


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Oct 18, 2021

China Secretly Tested New Hypersonic Missile in August: Report
China secretly tested a new hypersonic missile this past August, according to a new report from the Financial Times. And while the missile reportedly landed quite a distance from its intended target after circling the globe, the test suggests China is much further along in its development of hypersonic missiles than…

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Oct 18, 2021

Netflix's Squid Game, Which Cost $21.4 Million to Make, Will Reportedly Generate $900 Million in Value
A look at Netflix's show data, which is normally held under lock and key and not available to the public, has provided a new information on what the success of South Korean drama Squid Game means to the company. In short, buckets and buckets of money and lots of people sticking around until the end.

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Oct 17, 2021

Russian Film Crew Returns to Earth Safely After 12 Days of Shooting on the ISS
The Russian film crew that traveled to the International Space Station to film scenes for the first movie shot partially in space returned to Earth safely on Sunday. The milestone will potentially give Russian film industry a small win over Hollywood, which also aims to shoot a movie on the ISS featuring Tom Cruise in…

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Oct 17, 2021

Facebook Pushes Back Against Report That Claims Its AI Sucks at Detecting Hate Speech
On Sunday, Facebook vice president of integrity Guy Rosen tooted the social media company's own horn for moderating toxic content, writing in a blog post that the prevalence of hate speech on the platform has fallen by nearly half since July 2020. The post appeared to be in response to a series of damning Wall Street…

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Oct 17, 2021

Halloween Kills It at the Box Office, Not So Much at Peacock
Looks like Michael Myers can't be stopped, in either Haddonfield or in real life. Halloween Kills released on Friday both in theaters and on Peacock, and absolutely dominated at the box office with a $55 million take. Most of it came from North America and its love for Jamie Lee Curtis and John Carpenter, and the $50…

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Oct 17, 2021

Y: The Last Man Canceled at FX as Its First Season Nearly Ends
FX's adaptation of Y: The Last Man, based on Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra's 2005 comic, has been canceled. The announcement was made today by showrunner Eliza Clark, who said that FX on Hulu wouldn't be going forward with a second season.


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Oct 17, 2021

Wonder Woman Finally Gets Her Own Event in Trial of the Amazons
As important as Wonder Woman has appeared to be to DC's brand, it's only recently that she's really been allowed to get the attention that her fellow Trinity members Batman and Superman have. Those two get their own big line wide crossover events every year, but Diana hasn't had one to herself since the early 1990s.…

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Oct 17, 2021

Spider-Man: No Way Home's Trailer is Pretty Good as a 1960s Cartoon
No doubt that you've seen the first trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home a good number of times by now. Tom Holland's potentially final cinematic outing as the wallcrawler has a lot of fans buzzing about what all its universe hopping could lead to, be it remixes of old villains or some new allies and threats coming to…

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Oct 17, 2021

IATSE Reaches a Deal on Film and TV Contract, With Mixed Reception
Earlier this week, we reported that the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) were set to strike—just one of many going on recently, as it turns out— as conversations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) were coming to a standstill. The plan was for the trade union…

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Oct 17, 2021

The Guardians of the Galaxy Game Credits the Hell Out of Its In-Game Costumes
Next week, Square Enix is putting out another Marvel game, this one for the Guardians of the Galaxy. While it looks like a typical third-person action game where you control Star-Lord and command the other Guardians, there is one thing that warrants a special shoutout for how surprising it is.


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Oct 17, 2021

The Batman: Caped Crusader Takes the Dark Knight to His Noir Roots
It's pretty much understood that the great Batman cartoon of all time is the ‘90s animated series, made by Bruce Timm and Paul Dini, which formed the cornerstone of the equally excellent DC Animated Universe. So anytime Bruce Timm gets his hands back on Batman it's worth checking out—and based on this preview, his …

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Oct 17, 2021

Doom Patrol's Coming Back for Another Warped and Wacky Season
Doom Patrol is one of DC's weirdest shows, and also just a lot of fun. Its cast of misfits trying to make a go at being superheroes has plenty of charm to go along with its trippy nature, clearly enough to make the jump to HBO Max. During yesterday's lengthy DC Fandome, a trailer dropped for the remaining episodes of…

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Oct 17, 2021

Saudi Arabia Is Building a Tourism Resort Based on an Oil Rig to Try to Make Destroying the Planet Cool
It seems that the world's largest oil producing countries will stop at nothing to keep drilling, despite the fact that doing so aggravates climate change and its devastating effects. Oil-producing heavyweight Saudi Arabia recently unveiled a new tactic: making oil rigs look cool.

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Oct 17, 2021

You Can Now Pay for Ride Fares in the Moscow Subway With Your Face
Contactless payment systems are quickly becoming an ordinary part of our daily lives. As of this week, you can even pay for subway fares with your face. Before you ask where you can sign up, this new facial recognition payment system has debuted in Russia, sparking concerns that it will be used by authorities as a…

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Oct 16, 2021

Joe Manchin Reportedly Wants to Kill Our Best Tool to Cut Carbon Pollution
Democratic lawmakers may have to scrap the most aggressive emissions-reduction initiative in American history from their massive budget bill. Sens. Joe Manchin III of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona have told President Joe Biden they refuse to support his climate agenda, forcing negotiations for the $3.5…

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Oct 16, 2021

Biden's Clean Energy Initiative May Get Left on the Cutting Room Floor
Democratic lawmakers may have to scrap the most aggressive emissions-reduction initiative in American history from their massive budget bill. Senators Joe Manchin III of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona have told President Joe Biden they refuse to support his climate agenda, forcing negotiations for the…

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Oct 16, 2021

Shazam: Fury of the Gods Looks Like It Might Be Worth the Wait
Given that the first (surprisingly fun) Shazam movie came out in April of 2019, it's pretty understandable we've seen almost nothing from the upcoming sequel, Fury of the Gods. Although the first film's success meant the sequel script was started almost immediately, the movie was only supposed to start production in…

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Oct 16, 2021

The Batman's Explosive New Trailer Looks Behind Bruce Wayne's Furious Mask
A new look at Matt Reeves' The Batman is here, and it's big on the action—plus the fury that comes when you really, really tick off Robert Pattinson's young, raw incarnation of the legendary DC Comics hero.


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Oct 16, 2021

Harley Quinn's Season 3 'Eat, Bang, Kill Tour' Is Coming... Eventually
While there were many new sights to be seen and announcements to be made at this year's DC Fandome, the Harley Quinn's creative team sent their animated headline to the digital expo to let the everyone know that while she appreciates everyone being excited for the show's upcoming third season, animation takes time,…

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Oct 16, 2021

Our First Look at DC's Naomi Is Ripped Right From the Comics
Though Naomi McDuffie's only been kicking around in DC's comics for a few years now, the young heroine's already making the jump over to the small screen in the CW's upcoming Naomi series set to debut this fall. With this year's DC Fandome comes a new clip from Naomi introducing Kaci Walfall as the show's titular…

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Oct 16, 2021

Young Justice: Phantoms Looks Like a Crisis on Animated Youths
With each season of Young Justice, the young heroes of the DC Universe have found themselves embroiled in larger and larger conflicts that span their entire galaxy. The upcoming fourth season, subtitled Phantoms, may go bigger than ever before by putting the crimefighters in the middle of a battle that'll determine…

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Oct 16, 2021

Titans Is Returning for a 4th Season of Superhero Trauma
Titans sure is a strange show. Initially billed as a mature version of the Teen Titans characters most of us have grown up with, the HBO Max (and sometimes TNT) series messily existed for two seasons. Its current third season has been a noticeable step up for many, and now it's coming back for a fourth round. The…

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Oct 16, 2021

Titans is Returning for a Fourth Season of Superhero Trauma
Titans sure is a strange show. Initially billed as a mature version of the Teen Titans characters most of us have grown up with, the HBO Max (and sometimes TNT) series messily existed for two seasons. Its current third season has been a noticeable step up for many, and now it's coming back for a fourth round. The…

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Oct 16, 2021

Batgirl Rises in the First Look at Her HBO Max Movie
Between The Batman, The Flash, and the Aquaman sequel, Warner Bros. has been a little coyer about its Batgirl movie, which makes sense as it's not due until late 2022. But thanks to the DC Fandome event, WB gave us a tiny, tiny glimpse of Barbara's new movie, and we're absolutely down to see this Batgirl kick…

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Oct 16, 2021

Gotham Knights Footage Teases a Batfamily Brawl
The next video game out of Gotham City is missing its former hero, at the worse possible time. So it's probably for the best Bruce Wayne left some very trusty friends behind—because they're going to need each other to go up against a familiar threat from DC's comics.


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Oct 16, 2021

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Looks Both Wet and Wild
Aquaman used to be the butt of so many superhero jokes for so long, but that pretty much changed the minute Game of Thrones' badass Jason Mamoa put on Arthur Curry's scaled, skin-tight armor for Warner Bros. It'll be great to see Mamoa speed-swimming through the seven seas when Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom releases…

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Oct 16, 2021

Gwendoline Christie Looks Hellishly Cool as Lucifer in DC's Sandman
We finally have our first look at Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer as she'll appear on Netflix's The Sandman, and she's looking decidedly more glam—and certainly more menacing—than she did in her breakthrough role as Brienne of Tarth on Game of Thrones. But we love Christie in anything, to tell the truth, and we are…

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Oct 16, 2021

The Flash Movie Teases Our Entry Into the DC Multiverse
Barry Allen, the fastest fan of hot dogs alive, is about to race head-first into the most important question of DC's upcoming movie multiverse: just how many Bat-Dads does one person need?


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Oct 16, 2021

Superman's No Longer Fighting For 'The American Way'
Clark Kent has fought for "Truth, Justice, and the American Way" for the best part of seventy years of his career as a comic book icon, a career that spans even longer than that. But while there have been times he's moved away from it momentarily, and its origins worded it a little differently, now, Superman has a new…

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Oct 16, 2021

Peacemaker's First Trailer is Superhero Patriotism at Its Dumbest
With Peacemaker, director and writer James Gunn hopes you loved John Cena's comically stupid killer from The Suicide Squad enough to follow him through eight episodes of a spinoff for HBO Max. In the show's first trailer from DC Fandome, it looks like Gunn may have another winner on his hands, provided you can groove…

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Oct 16, 2021

Twitch: That Massive Hack Really Wasn't That Bad, Y'all, We Swear
In a Friday update, Twitch downplayed the severity of this month's massive security incident assuring users that "the customer impact is minimal" after a 125GB cache of its internal data was leaked online.

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Oct 16, 2021

The New Suicide Squad Game Shows Us How We'll Kill the Justice League
I mean, if you're going to make a DC video game about what could only be imagined as one hell of a suicide mission, you might as well bring along the Suicide Squad, right?

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Oct 16, 2021

DC's Milestone Heroes Are Teaming Up for a New Animated Movie
After years of being tied up in comics publishing limbo, the heroes of Milestone Comics finally began making their triumphant return to the world in 2021 as a part of DC Comics' new initiative to revitalize the Milestone brand, and bring classic characters like Static, Icon, and Rocket into the 21st century for a new…

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Oct 16, 2021

Dwayne Johnson Has Finally Unveiled Our First Look at Black Adam
It's official: Black Adam is indeed a real movie, it does indeed star Dwayne Johnson, and thanks to today's DC Fandome event, we finally have our first look at actual proof of this cinematic fact beyond concept art!


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Oct 16, 2021

Sounds Like Mike Flangan's Edgar Allen Poe Show Will Be Bloody as Hell
Mike Flanagan, the man behind some scary Netflix shows like Midnight Mass and the upcoming Midnight Club, loves himself some horror. In Mass and his Haunting shows, that horror starts slow before getting violent and ending poignantly. But for his upcoming series The Fall of the House of Usher, his adaptation of Edgar…

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Gizmodo
Oct 16, 2021

Analogue's Pocket Promises to Be a Comprehensive Database of Retro Handheld Games
There are still no specific details on when Analogue's highly-anticipated but now thrice-delayed Pocket will officially start shipping to those who pre-ordered one, but the company has revealed some more details about the console's new operating system, which sounds like it will be as much about exploring and learning…

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Gizmodo
Oct 16, 2021

Discovering My Love of Final Fantasy XIV Kept Me From Getting Covid Burnout
The past 18 months have been, to put it lightly, have not been great. The covid-19 pandemic has and continues to warp our lives in ways big and small. But for me personally, I've been able to find joy and avoid burnout through something I never thought I'd indulge in: the critically acclaimed and much memed MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV.

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Gizmodo
Oct 16, 2021

Tinder Will Help You Find Wedding Dates Because Apparently Taking Strangers to Weddings Is a Thing
Let me preface this by saying that I don't dislike Tinder. I've used it before to chat with singles in my area and even went on a nice date with someone from the app. You know, normal dating app things. Yet, people are apparently going on Tinder with a very different goal in mind: finding a wedding date. And I can't…

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Gizmodo
Oct 15, 2021

Ransomware Hackers Reportedly Targeted 3 Different U.S. Water Facilities This Year Alone
Ransomware gangs targeted at least three different water facilities in the U.S. this year, a new government report claims. The news, if true, represents a frightening escalation in cybercrime—showing that hackers are increasingly willing to put people's lives at risk for the sake of money.

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Gizmodo
Oct 15, 2021

Let Kingo's Finger Guns Point the Way to a Spate of Eternals Goodness
Sometimes it seems like millennia have passed since Marvel Studios first announced that the little-known Eternals would star in their own movie. But that movie is finally less than a month away, right around the proverbial corner—yet there's still hyping to be done. There's a new clip to check out, an extremely…

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Oct 15, 2021

Doctor Who's Trailer Promises a Dramatic End to Jodie Whittaker's Final Run
The end is in sight for Jodie Whittaker's groundbreaking run as the title star of the Doctor Who—but it's not time to bid farewell just yet. We've got quite a fight to get through first!


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Gizmodo
Oct 15, 2021

Here's What the HomePod Needs to Actually Be Good
Apple hasn't given up on its HomePod smart speaker. According to a new Bloomberg report, the company has hired a new software head for the device in a bid to make a speaker that can compete with Google and Amazon's. But the HomePod needs a lot more than new leadership (though that might help) to be a smart speaker…

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Oct 15, 2021

Tesla Is Rolling Out a New Insurance Program With Rates Calculated by Surveilling Drivers
After two years of offering car insurance to drivers across California, Tesla's officially bringing a similar offering to clientele in its new home state of Texas. As Electrek first reported, the big difference between the two is how drivers' premiums are calculated: in California, the prices were largely determined…

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Oct 15, 2021

Massive Rift Detected in Arctic's ‘Last Refuge of Ice'
During spring 2020, a temporary gap the size of Rhode Island appeared in the sea ice to the north of Canada's northernmost island. Troublingly, this rift is located in the so-called "Last Ice Area"—a frozen expanse that's expected to host the last remnants of Arctic sea ice as our world gets continually warmer.


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Oct 15, 2021

After Woman's Tumor Unexpectedly Shrinks, Her Doctors Wonder If CBD Oil Played a Role
Doctors in the UK say they've come across an unusual case of cancer recovery: A woman in her 80s whose lung cancer began to shrink without any conventional treatment, after she started taking daily doses of CBD/THC oil. Though it's far from clear that the oil actually affected her tumor, the doctors argue that…

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Gizmodo
Oct 15, 2021

This Week's Toy News Has Killer Babies, Killer Doggos, and a Killer Ride
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of the latest and greatest merch news around. This week, Elon Musk forms an unlikely partnership with Mattel to get his cybertruck off the ground, Nerf gets into the fort game, and that gorgeous Gargoyles Goliath gets a much-needed friend. Check it out!


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Oct 15, 2021

Netflix Has Fired a Pregnant Organizer of the Trans Employee Walkout
The Dave Chappelle-induced meltdown at Netflix continued apace on Friday after reports emerged that the company had fired a pregnant leader of its transgender employee resource group who had played an instrumental role in organizing an upcoming Oct. 20 work stoppage.


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Oct 15, 2021

If Anyone's Seen This Mildly Radioactive Device, Let the Cops Know. Also, Don't Touch It.
Authorities in Pennsylvania are on the lookout for a missing nuclear gauge, the likes of which disappeared from a local worksite and contains radioactive material. Should you somehow stumble upon it, you're strongly encouraged to notify the police. But also, stay the hell away from it.

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Oct 15, 2021

Ron Watkins, the 8chan Troll and QAnon Evangelist, Says He's Running for Congress
Online creeper and far-right conspiracy theorist Ron Watkins has filed the necessary paperwork and on Thursday announced his intent to run for Congress in the state of Arizona in 2023.

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Oct 15, 2021

Revisit Day of the Dead for a Reminder That Sometimes Zombies Deserve to Win
Today marks the debut of Day of the Dead, a new Syfy TV series that takes inspiration from George A. Romero's 1985 zombie classic of the same name. At this year's San Diego Comic-Con, the show's creators explained that the series—set during the first 24 hours of a zombie apocalypse—will pay homage to the film but will…

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Oct 15, 2021

Big Mouth's New Season Looks Buggy as Hell
Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg's Big Mouth has been exploring the dark, wacky, and incredibly gross pitfalls of puberty for four seasons, and... that's not going to change. The new trailer for the fifth season of Netflix's hit animated series reveals even more monsters are coming to torment the teens—and to…

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Oct 15, 2021

The Disappointing New Windows 11 Emojis Are Yet Another Reason to Stick With Windows 10
There are plenty of reasons why you might not be rushing out to upgrade to Windows 11. Emojis might be low on that list, but the fact that Microsoft isn't delivering on the three-dimensional pop-out emoji it promised us months ago is not a great sign.


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Oct 15, 2021

Instacart's Embattled Gig Workers Are Going On a Nationwide Strike
Protesting what they characterize as low wages and a lack of consistent communication from corporate, gig workers on the grocery delivery app Instacart are poised to begin a nationwide work stoppage on Saturday.

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Oct 15, 2021

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II's Morpheus Could Explain Some Crucial Lore in Matrix Resurrections
Of the many mysteries revolving around The Matrix Resurrections, the situation with Yahya Abdul-Mateen II's new incarnation of Morpheus has been particularly interesting because of what it suggests about the direction the new movie's story may take.


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Oct 15, 2021

The ABCs of Big Oil: How Big Oil Killed Our Political Imagination
On The ABCs of Big Oil, a new podcast miniseries produced in collaboration with Drilled, my co-host Amy Westervelt and I have been exploring the oil and gas industry's infiltration of grade school curricula to promote the false idea that humanity needs fossil-fueled capitalism to survive. This week, we're moving on up…

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Oct 15, 2021

A New Look Inside the Latest Thrawn Book Reintroduces a Very Familiar Chiss
Timothy Zahn's two Thrawn trilogies have done a lot to casually re-integrate elements of his highly influential work in the Expanded Universe back into Star Wars' contemporary canon, especially when it comes to the inner workings of the Chiss Ascendancy. But after books of teasing, the author is putting the spotlight…

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Oct 15, 2021

Tiny Gas Explosions Create the Raised Dots on This Electronic Braille Display
Creating dynamic Braille displays that can quickly change their pattern of dots isn't a new idea, but the existing solutions are often big boxes with complex mechanisms used to raise and lower an array of rounded pins. Researchers from Cornell University are working on an explosive new approach that could produce…

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Oct 15, 2021

New Zealand Lays Off Its Official City Wizard After 23 Years of Loyal Service
Since 1998, UK-born Ian Brackenbury has been paid a solid $16,000 NZD (roughly 11,300 USD) per year to be the official wizard for the city of Christchurch in New Zealand. Now after slightly more than two decades on the city's payroll, authorities are officially cutting ties with Brackenbury in an attempt to modernize…

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Oct 15, 2021

Star Trek: Lower Deck's Mike McMahan Breaks Down Season 2's Themes and That Epic Finale
Another season of Star Trek: Lower Decks has come to an end, but this time, the show has evolved into a whole new level of trials and tribulations for the crew of the Cerritos. To look back on season two and unpack some of those twists from the finale, io9 chatted with showrunner Mike McMahan to uncover what to expect…

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Oct 15, 2021

Fine, the Monarchy Is Good (Just This One Time)
As the world starts looking to Glasgow for the United Nations climate talks happening later this month, the British royals are saying what we're all thinking. Namely, billionaires need to stop obsessing about space tourism, and world leaders need to get off their ass and come to the talks.

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Oct 15, 2021

Recurring Water Vapor Potentially Found on Europa—but Just on One Side
The icy surface of Jupiter's moon Europa appears to be continually feeding its thin atmosphere with water vapor, according to Hubble observations made from 1999 to 2015.


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Oct 15, 2021

Ted Cruz, Greg Abbott, and the Magical Thinking About Bitcoin's Ability to Fix Texas' Grid
This week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he will make Texas the number one state for bitcoin. What's more, he espoused the wonders of crypto mining as a way to prop up the state's flailing electrical grid, a view Cancun-loving Sen. Ted Cruz also shared at a bitcoin mining conference last week. It's a seductive story:…

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Oct 15, 2021

Doctor Who's Jodie Whittaker Has Filmed Her Goodbye, But Not Met the Next Doctor
It's the end of an era for Doctor Who, even if we might not see the ramifications of it for quite a while. Jodie Whittaker, the 13th Doctor, has filmed the end of her time as a Time Lord—but she doesn't expect to know her replacement for a while.


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Oct 15, 2021

Here Are the Right-Wing Goons Who Spread BS Rumors Southwest Airline Delays Were Due to Covid-19 Vaccines
Many Republican politicians and right-wing pundits were thrilled to report that massive disruptions at Southwest Airlines over the past week were due to airline staff, fed up with a forthcoming employer vaccine mandate by Presidnet Joe Biden, staging an impromptu protest by walking off the job.


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Oct 15, 2021

Your Guide to COP26, the World's Most Important Climate Talks
Maybe you've educated yourself a little bit about what COP26 is all about. You know what a COP is (that's "conference of the parties" for those who didn't do your 101 homework), you know why everyone is going to Glasgow, and you know that this conference is our last best chance at keeping global warming below…

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Oct 15, 2021

Experts Say Apple, EU's Photo Scanning Plans Are 'Dangerous Technology'
Over a dozen cybersecurity experts are slamming Apple and the European Union's plans to scan photos on people's phones for known child sexual abuse materials (CSAM), the New York Times reports. In a 46-page study, the experts say the photo scanning tech is not only ineffective, but it's also "dangerous technology."

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Oct 15, 2021

Adding Wireless Charging to the Nintendo Switch Lite Is Surprisingly Easy
One of the upgrades Nintendo didn't add to its new OLED Switch was wireless charging, but as YouTube's Robotanv discovered, at least with the Switch Lite, making the console Qi-compatible was a rather trivial hack with minimal soldering and about $14 worth of added parts.

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Oct 15, 2021

Updates From The Batman, Marvel's Eternals, and More
Zendaya discusses her time on Dune. New Clifford footage reveals the villains on a quest for Big Red Dog Blood. Plus, Michael Sheen teases his return to Good Omens, and Stargirl goes black and white for a new episode. To me, my spoilers!


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Oct 15, 2021

7 Things to Know About NASA's First Mission to the Jupiter Trojan Asteroids
NASA's launch window for the Lucy spacecraft opens during the early hours of Saturday, October 16. Here's what you need to know about this thrilling mission and how you can watch the launch live online.


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Oct 15, 2021

What To Expect From Google's Pixel 6 Event
If you've been holding out on buying a new phone in anticipation of Google's Pixel 6, next week is when we find out every single detail. The sixth-generation Android smartphone has been relentlessly leaked and teased these past few months—we know what it looks like, what Google's custom processor can do, and even what…

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Oct 15, 2021

Apple Removes Popular Quran App in China: Report
Apple has taken down an app that allowed users to read the Muslim holy book, the Quran, in China, according to a new report from the BBC. The app, known as Quran Majeed, is incredibly popular around the world and is currently ranked 51 in Google's U.S. App Store for reference materials.

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Oct 15, 2021

Former Boeing Manager Indicted for Lying to FAA About 737 Max Plane Before Crashes
A federal grand jury in the Northern District of Texas has indicted Boeing's former chief technical pilot for allegedly lying to the Federal Aviation Administration's Aircraft Evaluation Group (FAA AEG) about Boeing's 737 Max airplane, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice. All 737 Max planes…

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Oct 14, 2021

Google Sent More Than 50,000 Warnings to Users Targeted by Government-Backed Hackers This Year
If the internet is a digital Wild West, it's time to lock your doors and close your windows. While the amount of cyber attackers and activity alone is alarming, in this episode, the featured villain is a hacker group backed by the Iranian government.

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Oct 14, 2021

Apple Wanted Her Fired. It Settled On an Absurd Excuse
It wasn't very hard to tell which way the wind was blowing. Ashley Gjøvik had even been warned. Somewhere inside Apple, friends and coworkers assured her, higher-ups were having a conservation about how to force her out of her job. There was even consensus among these allies about the route they would take, that…

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Oct 14, 2021

Amazon's Ring Doorbell Can Violate Your Neighbor's Privacy, a UK Judge Rules
A judge in the U.K. has ruled that a man infringed on his neighbor's privacy by using Amazon's Ring doorbell without prior consent.


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Oct 14, 2021

Missouri Governor Wants to Prosecute Journalist for Warning That State Left Teachers' Data Exposed
 


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Oct 14, 2021

Shudder's Horror Noire Combines 6 Tales of Terror in a Single Movie
The inspiration behind Horror Noire—Shudder's just-in-time-for-Halloween new anthology horror film—has almost the same title: the excellent documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror.

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Oct 14, 2021

Bank Robbers in the Middle East Reportedly 'Cloned' Someone's Voice to Assist with $35 Million Heist
Criminals appear to have stolen some $35 million from a United Arab Emirates bank with the help of AI-enhanced voice simulation, according to a new report from Forbes. The "deepfaked" vocals were used to fool a bank employee into thinking he was handing over the cash on behalf of a legitimate business transaction…

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Oct 14, 2021

Spider-Man's Tom Holland Calls No Way Home the Trilogy's 'Conclusion'
Don't panic. When Marvel Studios' latest Spider-Man movie, No Way Home, hits theaters on December 17, it sounds like it might be our last trip home. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, star Tom Holland sure made it sound like things for his incarnation of Spidey might be wrapping up... in some form or another.

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Gizmodo
Oct 14, 2021

Robot Murder Dog New Thing to Worry About as You Fall Asleep
Dogs have long been a hunting companion for humans, so it makes complete sense that almost as soon as robotic quadrupeds were perfected, we'd be slapping big ol' guns on ‘em. Boston Dynamics might not want anyone using Spot for evil, but there are plenty of other bot makers happy to make robo-dogs ready for war.

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Gizmodo
Oct 14, 2021

Miscommunication Is the Only Thing to Fear in Pokémon Unite
In a world that's full of addictive and wildly popular MOBA games, one of the big things that makes TiMi Studio Group's Pokémon Unite so appealing is how simple it seems... at first.

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Gizmodo
Oct 14, 2021

FDA Advisory Panel Unanimously Backs a Half-Dose Moderna Booster for Covid-19
On Thursday afternoon, experts assembled by the Food and Drug Administration recommended boosters for older and high-risk Americans who originally got the Moderna covid-19 vaccine. The unanimous vote will pave the way for an expected authorization of the booster by the FDA and Centers for Disease Control and…

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