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Nov 26, 2022

Rian Johnson on Knives Out's Future Inspirations and Keeping the Franchise Fresh
When the original Knives Out released in 2019, it received such a strong, mostly positive reaction that it wasn't a surprise when a follow up was eventually announced. Glass Onion, which recently began its one-week theatrical run before it goes to Netflix on December 23, is the first of two Knives Out sequels that…

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Gizmodo
Nov 26, 2022

Despite Wakanda Forever's Success, Namor's Still Off Limits for a Solo Film
Before Black Panther: Wakanda Forever released in theaters and became a juggernaut in the way most Marvel movies do, there was plenty of anticipation to see how the film would handle Namor the Sub-Mariner. Now that the film has come out, the character's received a new surge of attention thanks to his portrayal by …

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Gizmodo
Nov 26, 2022

Despite Wakanda Forver's Success, Namor's Still Off Limits for a Solo Film
Before Black Panther: Wakanda Forever released in theaters and became a juggernaut in the way most Marvel movies do, there was plenty of anticipation to see how the film would handle Namor the Sub-Mariner. Now that the film has come out, the character's received a new surge of attention thanks to his portrayal by …

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Gizmodo
Nov 26, 2022

Tony Gilroy on Andor's Post-Credits Scene and Season Two Time Jumps
It doesn't feel like that long ago that the idea of Diego Luna's Rogue One character Cassian Andor getting a solo series felt strange. But over the past two months and change, Andor has proven itself to be a pretty great show. Not just "great for Star Wars," but legitimately great in a way that could easily make you…

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Gizmodo
Nov 26, 2022

Netflix's Ad-Supported Tier is Messing with Its Anime Catalog
Similar to what HBO Max did back in 2021, Netflix launched an ad-supported plan at the start of November. At a cheaper price, it's the streamer's way of bringing in more users to balance out its loss of subscribers from earlier in the year. That alone would be notable, given Netflix's prior comments about bringing ads…

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Gizmodo
Nov 25, 2022

Elon Says He'll Make His Own Phone If Apple and Google Deplatform Twitter
Twitter's new ruler Elon Musk makes so many pronouncements on the platform, it's hard to keep track. This week alone, Musk polled Twitter users over whether he should provide "general amnesty" to suspended accounts and got into a public fight over whether the disgraced founder of FTX, Sam Bankman-Fried, owns a part of…

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Gizmodo
Nov 25, 2022

This Weeks Toys Rip, Tear, Swindle, and... Comfort?
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of the coolest toys around on the internet. This week: Star Trek's 1/6 figure line goes to Deep Space Nine, the hottest anime of the season gets a hot new figure, and sit back and relax Pokémon style. Check it out!


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Gizmodo
Nov 25, 2022

Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Movie: The Retro Review
So much has happened to the Star Wars franchise in the last 14 years that it can be difficult to remember that the new canon actually began with Dave Filoni's Clone Wars cartoon. It was retroactively added into Disney's new Star Wars stories by virtue of being a pretty good show helmed by the guy who would eventually…

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Gizmodo
Nov 25, 2022

Nina West on the Importance of Kindness and Embracing Being a Fantastical Fan
Being a multi-hyphenate performer is something Nina West knows well. Winning Miss Congeniality on Ru Paul's Drag Race season 11, partnering with Dolly Parton on a kindness campaign, making music for kids, acting opposite Daniel Radcliffe in Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, becoming the LGBTQ face of Disney's Pride…

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Gizmodo
Nov 25, 2022

NASA Successfully Maneuvers Orion Into Its Target Orbit Around the Moon
The uncrewed Orion capsule has reached its ultimate destination, a distant retrograde orbit around the Moon. The spacecraft successfully executed a short trajectory correction burn earlier today.

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Gizmodo
Nov 25, 2022

Watch as NASA Attempts to Maneuver Orion Into Its Target Orbit Around the Moon
Today's the day that the uncrewed Orion capsule reaches its ultimate destination, a distant retrograde orbit around the Moon. For that to happen, however, the spacecraft must successfully execute a trajectory correction burn, which you can watch live right here.


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Gizmodo
Nov 25, 2022

Transformers: Earthspark Twists the Franchise In a Great Way
The new Transformers animated series, Earthspark, is doing a lot of things that might make dyed-in-the-wool fans wary at first. It's a family show, in that its primary focus is on its robotic heroes as they sit hand-in-hand with two young kids and their parents. It's also not about Autobot/Decepticon conflict, in so…

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Gizmodo
Nov 25, 2022

Brilliant Self-Stacking Lego Domino Machine Is Perpetually Mesmerizing
Although it's a game that can trace its origins back over 700 years, most people know Dominoes as a fun chain reaction toy that's actually only fun when it comes to knocking them down, not the stressful process of stacking them up. With that in mind, Grant Davis built a self-stacking and self-toppling domino machine…

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Gizmodo
Nov 25, 2022

DROP's Gorgeous Lord of the Rings Keyboard Broke My Elvish-Loving Brain
When I first received my DROP x Lord of the Rings keyboard, it was one of those packages that you come home to after a trip: a delightful surprise, and one I had been looking forward to since I had first agreed to write a review of the new Lord of the Rings special edition. I debated between the Elvish and the Dwarvish

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Gizmodo
Nov 25, 2022

Spacesuit Malfunction Forces Cancelation of ISS Spacewalk
Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin were unable to perform a scheduled maintenance task outside the ISS today due to a malfunctioning coolant system on a Russian-built Orlan spacesuit.


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Gizmodo
Nov 25, 2022

'This is the Best Film I've Seen in My Life'
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Nov 25, 2022

Hubble Telescope Observes Surreal Galactic Collision
The James Webb Space Telescope has been getting all the attention these days, but Hubble, in space since 1990, continues to make stunning astronomical observations.


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Gizmodo
Nov 25, 2022

8BitDo Turned the Classic NES Gamepad Into a Wireless Charger
The original Nintendo Entertainment System's bundled controller is burned into the memories of millions of gamers for its unergonomic boxy corners that dug into your hands and made long gaming sessions a real test of endurance. It's remembered fondly, but only missed for nostalgic reasons, so 8BitDO turned it into a…

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Gizmodo
Nov 25, 2022

Chris Hemsworth Discusses What It Would Take For Him to Return as Thor
Chad Stahleski talks about the influences on John Wick 4. Get a new look at HBO's The Last of Us. Plus, a look at what's coming in Doom Patrol's fourth season, and new pictures from the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. Spoilers, now!


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Gizmodo
Nov 25, 2022

Shipping Emissions Are Black Friday's Dirty Secret
It may be tempting to load up on online shopping deals this Black Friday—but before you order a whole new wardrobe or electronics setup, take a moment to think about the trip all those packages may take. International shipping to bring all that stuff to your door is responsible for almost 3% of global greenhouse gas…

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Gizmodo
Nov 25, 2022

The Onyx Boox Leaf 2 E-Reader is Like Having a Kindle and a Kobo All in One Device
When it comes to choosing an e-reader, for most users it comes down to which device has easy access to the books they actually want to read, and the answer is usually either the Amazon Kindle or the Rakuten Kobo. There's now a third option, the Boox Leaf 2 from Onyx, that lets users buy books from the competition's…

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Gizmodo
Nov 25, 2022

7 Obscure Government Podcasts You Never Knew Existed
As a serial podcast listener, I can confirm what you all already know: Everyone has a podcast now. As we learned this year, that "everyone" includes the CIA, which hopes its show, The Langley Files, will make you forget some of the very bad things it's done. (The title makes it sound a lot more interesting than it…

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Gizmodo
Nov 25, 2022

At-Home Ketamine Treatments Could Be a Game-Changer—or a Big Problem
Around 2.8 million Americans suffer from treatment-resistant depression, and though research has shown that IV ketamine can significantly improve their quality of life, these ketamine treatments are expensive, and access to them is limited. Early in the covid-19 pandemic, the Drug Enforcement Agency loosened…

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Gizmodo
Nov 25, 2022

What Silicon Valley Gets Wrong About the Future of Transportation
This article originally appeared in Protean Magazine, a leftist print magazine of critique, fiction, poetry, and art.

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Gizmodo
Nov 24, 2022

Read a Story of Queer Love and Hope for the Future in the Apocalypse
Now for something a bit different to distract you this Thanksgiving. io9 has run short fiction before, from our collaborations with Lightspeed Magazine to excerpts from novels big and small. But here's "Post-Nihilism," an original tale of love and hope in a near-future world ravaged by climate disaster, from Gizmodo's…

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Gizmodo
Nov 24, 2022

More Spider-Man: No Way Home Funko Pops Are Swinging Your Way
It's weird. While Funko Pops are ubiquitous—they're about the closest thing to real-life Tribbles, in my opinion—the company doesn't always make them easy to track down. While a few more Spider-Man: No Way Home Pops will be widely released next year, there's a huge assortment of figures exclusively going to a variety…

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Gizmodo
Nov 24, 2022

Chucky Season 2 Gave Us the Child's Play Christmas We've Always Wanted
It was festive, it was gory, it was campy, and it left the door open in the likely event Chucky gets a season three. The Christmas-themed "Chucky Actually" wrapped up a satisfying season two for Don Mancini's horror comedy, but if the show does return, it'll be without several of the show's core characters so far.


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Gizmodo
Nov 24, 2022

The 25 Greatest Moments From Andor's Incredible First Season
The first season of Andor is over, putting an end to one of, if not the best, stories in the Star Wars franchise. While we have a very long while to see where Cassian's story will take us in season 2, let's take a look back at some of the best moments from its stellar debut.


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Gizmodo
Nov 24, 2022

'Gap' in App Store Rules Endangers Reproductive Data, Top Law Enforcement Chiefs Say
Attorneys general in nine states and the District of Columbia are urging Apple this week to introduce new App Store requirements designed to safeguard sensitive health data linked to reproductive care.


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Gizmodo
Nov 24, 2022

NASA Will Let You Send Messages to an iPad On Board Orion
NASA's Artemis 1 mission features a host of demonstration technologies, including Callisto—a collaboration between Lockheed Martin, Amazon, and Cisco. The Callisto team is making it possible for anyone to communicate with the system, in which messages will be shown on an iPad screen "for the world to see."

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Gizmodo
Nov 24, 2022

In Historical Fantasy, When Does History End and Fantasy Begin?
In its published format, The Hanged God trilogy is unapologetically epic fantasy, featuring Vikings, gods, giants, fire demons, and magical runes, but the story did not begin that way. At the beginning, I believed that I was setting out on an epic quest to write historical fiction, with an emphasis on the historical.

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Gizmodo
Nov 24, 2022

Omega Recreated the Iconic James Bond Opening on This $7,600 Watch Using Only Mechanical Parts
James Bond has been saving the world on the big screen since 1962, and to help mark the 60th anniversary of the 007 films, Omega, Bond's preferred timekeeper since 1995, is releasing a pair of Seamaster Diver 300M watches with a subtle tribute to Bond's Hollywood appearances on the back.

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Gizmodo
Nov 24, 2022

The Pop Culture We're Thankful for Getting Us Through 2022
Thanksgiving is here. A day to sit back, reflect, and think about all the good things in your life. Family, friends, your health—those are all worthy. But what about shows, movies, and comics?

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Gizmodo
Nov 24, 2022

NASA's Orion Sends Back Haunting New Views of the Moon's Tortured Surface
The Moon is a cold, dead, and desolate place, as these new images, captured by NASA's Orion, attest.


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Gizmodo
Nov 24, 2022

11 Thanksgiving Lessons Bob's Burgers Taught Us
"Uh-oh, somebody's getting excited about Thanksgiving!" As Bob's Burgers fans well know, Thanksgiving is Bob's favorite holiday. Given the care and creativity that goes into the long-running Fox series' Thanksgiving-themed episodes, it's safe to say the show's writers are fond of it too—if only for all the, ah, meaty…

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Gizmodo
Nov 24, 2022

You Can Run Mac OS on the Nintendo Wii and Turn it Into the Ultimate Gaming and Productivity Machine
With over 100 million units sold since its debut in 2006, there's no denying the popularity of the Wii, but two Nintendo consoles later, people are still finding clever ways to expand the capabilities of the console. This hack focuses more on productivity than gaming, however, by turning the Wii into a Mac.

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Gizmodo
Nov 24, 2022

How to Set Up Your Smart Home for the Holidays
I don't know about you, but I'm both ready for holiday cheer this year and am feeling a little too worn out by *gestures broadly at everything* to spend much time setting it up myself. Much of what I've figured out to relieve the strain involves gadgets I already have around the house, but during my search, I…

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Gizmodo
Nov 24, 2022

Is it Strange That Idiocracy Kinda Became a Documentary?
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Gizmodo
Nov 24, 2022

Former Paralympic Athlete Selected as World's First Disabled Astronaut
The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected a new class of astronauts that includes the first "parastronaut," in what is the agency's attempt to make spaceflight more accessible.

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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

I Tried to Sleep in a Casket and All I Got Was This Story
A couple of weeks ago G/O Media had a casket delivered to the office. We received a crimson red burial fixture from Titan Casket because my colleague, Kevin Hurler, has made Taylor Swift a facet of his personality that can be mined for news, and this casket (in a different colorway) was featured in her Anti-Hero music…

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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

I Tried to Sleep in a Casket and All I Got Was This Stupid Blog
A couple of weeks ago G/O Media had a casket delivered to the office. We received a crimson red burial fixture from Titan Casket because my colleague, Kevin Hurler, has made Taylor Swift a facet of his personality that can be mined for blogs, and this casket (in a different colorway) was featured in her Anti-Hero…

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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

Here's How Tech Is Shaping the 2022 FIFA World Cup
The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is the first of many things: the first World Cup held in the Winter, the first held in Gulf Arab state, and the first to use a whole suit of new tracking technologies vying to modernize soccer's traditionalist culture. Like most incremental changes in sports, not all fans are onboard.

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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

Here's How Tech's Shaping the 2022 FIFA World Cup
The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is the first of many things: the first World Cup held in the Winter, the first held in Gulf Arab state, and the first to use a whole suit of new tracking technologies vying to modernize soccer's traditionalist culture. Like most incremental changes in sports, not all fans are onboard.

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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

Nanny Weaves a Powerful Folk-Horror Tale
Senegalese immigrant Aisha (Us' Anna Diop) arrives in New York City willing to work hard to achieve her dreams—chief among them making enough money to reunite with her beloved son, who she had to leave behind. But as we see in Nikyatu Jusu's gorgeous yet chilling Nanny, unexpected malevolence awaits in both…

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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

Lyft Says It Will Start Recycling E-Bike and Scooter Batteries
Lyft plans to start recycling its e-bike and scooter batters through a newly announced partnership with Redwood Materials, as first reported by The Verge. Lyft owns 12 different municipal bike share programs—like New York City's Citi Bike and San Francisco's Bay Wheels—in addition to its scooter program in four…

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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

Amazon Reportedly Plans to Burn $1 Billion on Over a Dozen Theatrical Movies Every Year
Amazon must be feeling its cash burning a hole in its voluminous pockets even as the tech downturn has pummeled $1 trillion from its stock value. And even though the company is potentially kicking thousands of employees to the curb over the next few months, the tech and e-commerce giant wants to see its name up in…

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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

Armand Is the Reason to Re-Watch Interview With the Vampire's First Season
When Daniel Molloy (Eric Bogosian) gets whisked off to a Dubai apartment in the middle of the pandemic, we already know something's up. It's only the first episode of Interview With the Vampire, but if you are a Vampire Chronicles fan, there's something strange about this characterization.


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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

Rian Johnson Wouldn't Mind If His Return to Star Wars Was For a TV Show
Rian Johnson has a lot on his plate right now, from the launch of Knives Out sequel Glass Onion to his Peacock mystery series Poker Face. So much so, it's the reason we've not heard a peep out of his plans for a previously announced trilogy of Star Wars movies other than that he'd really like to keep doing them. But…

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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

U.S. Navy Forced to Pay Software Company for Piracy
The U.S. Navy was found guilty of piracy and is ordered to pay a software company $154,400 for a lawsuit filed back in 2016. The company, Bitmanagement Software GmbH, filed a complaint against the Navy, accusing the military branch of copyright infringement.

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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

Bolsonaro Denies Brazil Election Results on the Basis of a Software 'Malfunction'
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro—noted mass murderer, according to his own country's Senate—filed a complaint on Tuesday contesting the results of the run-off election he lost more than three weeks ago. In it, Bolsonaro's lawyer Marcelo de Bessa claims that a "software bug" on 59% of the voting machines used across…

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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

Authorities in Western U.S. Agree to Rip-Up Grass Lawns for Water Conservation
A group of agencies that provide water to millions of customers in the western U.S. has agreed to rip-up grass lawns in public spaces across multiple states as part of an effort to reduce water usage as the Colorado River continues to suffer from a major drought.


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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

Mercedes-Benz Wants You to Pay to Drive Faster
If you gotta go fast, Mercedes-Benz says you gotta cough up some more dough. The German car manufacturer has unveiled a new feature called "Acceleration Increase," which will increase your car's ability to accelerate (get it?) but it'll cost you $1,200 annually.


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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

Even the Andor Post-Credits Scene Was Perfectly Andor
As the final credits rolled on what has been some of the best Star Wars of all time, you almost didn't want to see Andor do anything that might be considered derivative of modern blockbuster entertainment. No big cameos, no huge surprises, just good old-fashioned storytelling. But then something popped up at the end…

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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

Google's Accidentally Refunding Some Customers for Stadia Pro
Google started issuing refunds for games and in-game purchases earlier this month, and it's been messy—look at some of the comments in this 9to5Google article. Over on Reddit, some folks have noticed receiving refunds from Google for Stadia Pro, even after the company said it wouldn't issue them.


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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

Violent Night's David Harbour Talks Making Santa His Own
Imagine Die Hard except John McClane is Santa Claus and Nakatomi Plaza is a New England mansion. You've just described Violent Night, a hugely entertaining R-rated holiday action film that hits theaters on December 2. In it, Stranger Things star David Harbour plays Jolly Ol' Saint Nick, who is feeling pretty dejected…

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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

Catnabbit! TSA Agents Found a Stowaway Cat Hiding in Luggage
A cat's attempt to score a free airplane ride was foiled at the last minute by TSA agents earlier this month. The fur-raising tale was publicized Tuesday on social media by the agency, complete with X-ray scans and photos of the cat stowing away in a piece of luggage belonging to its owner's roommate. Thankfully, the…

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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

Doctor Who Celebrates Its 59th Anniversary With Hype for Its 60th
Fifty-nine years ago today, families across the UK sat down to tune into "An Unearthly Child," the beginning of an adventure across space and time decades in the making for Doctor Who. We've come a long way since then, and gained double the Davids Tennant since we last celebrated, and the BBC really wants you to…

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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

Twitch is, Vaguely, Working to Fix its Child Predator and Groomer Problem
Twitch has been hounded for months after a September report showed just how many sexual predators were stalking the streaming platform's halls, targeting children that were not supposed to be there in the first place. Now the company says it's developed systems to combat child sexual abuse material, though it's not…

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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

New York Becomes First State to Temporarily Ban Some Crypto Mining
In a historic regulatory step, New York has become the first U.S. state to bar certain types of cryptocurrency mining. Governor Kathy Hochul signed a bill on Tuesday that triggers an immediate moratorium on energy-intensive "proof-of-work" crypto mining powered by fossil fuels. For two years, no new permits for such…

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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

Andor's First Season Finale Made Star Wars Better
Andor's season one finale, "Rix Road," capped off a journey taken by many, not just one, in a perfect hour of television. Diego Luna solidified Cassian as one of the most important characters in the canon—retroactively at that—and the Lucasfilm series, led by Tony Gilroy, proved it's simply operating on a level that's…

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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

Hackers Could Cause Next Deepwater Horizon-Level Disaster
The network of offshore oil and gas facilities in the U.S. is at serious and increasing risk of a potentially devastating cyberattack, a government watchdog says. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report last week finding that if a cyberattack successfully hits the nation's offshore…

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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

‘A Brave New World of Software Piracy:' Lawsuit Takes Aim at Scrapping Methods Underpinning Modern Artificial Intelligence
Anyone following the tech industry knows lawsuits at this point are a dime a dozen, however, a new entry filed this month against Microsoft owned Github challenges the fundamental foundational principles underpinning some of the most important artificial intelligence advancements in the past three decades.

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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

NASA Unexpectedly Lost Contact With Orion Last Night
NASA experienced a data connection glitch between the Orion spacecraft and ground control for nearly an hour early this morning, in a surprising disruption to the craft's otherwise fair-weather journey around the Moon.


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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

First of Its Kind Gene Therapy Treatment Approved for Hemophilia
A novel medication for hemophilia B has just been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The treatment is a form of gene therapy, intended to replace a dysfunctional gene that leaves people unable to control their bleeding. It's expected to cost $3.5 million per patient.

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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

The White House Is Ready to Shell Out $13 Billion to Modernize U.S. Power Grid
The White House and the Department of Energy (DOE) are soliciting applications from utility companies, state governments, and tribal nations to create a stronger energy grid. The DOE has announced that it is ready to use $13 billion in funding for the much-needed energy upgrade.


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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

You Cannot Resist the Lure of the New Lego Spacebaby Minifigure
Don't bother putting Lego's new minifigure collection on your holiday wish list because it's not slated to hit stores until January 1, but Lego does make up for that unfortunate timing with an excellent roundup of weird and wonderful new figures, including an irresistible Spacebaby.

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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

See the Coolest Images So Far From Orion's Historic Mission to the Moon
We're into the eighth day of the 25-day Artemis 1 mission to the Moon, and the incoming imagery has been as spectacular and intriguing as expected.


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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

Another Artemis 1 Satellite Is Experiencing Problems
The inaugural launch of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) sent the Orion capsule on a historic mission to the Moon and back, but the rocket's secondary payloads have been faltering.

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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special Is Holly Jolly Good Fun
Over the past few years, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become so popular, the characters have almost become family. Fans know and love them so much, any chance to spend even one or two more minutes with them outside of their own films feels like a gift. And that's why The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special is…

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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

Judge Recommends Prison Camp for Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes
District Judge Edward Davila has proposed sentencing Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes to a federal prison camp in Texas, according to court filings. "The Court finds that family visitation enhances rehabilitation," Davila wrote in the filing, according to Bloomberg, which summarized the terms of Holmes' sentencing.  

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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

It Turns Out the Walking Dead Was Me All Along
When io9 co-founders Annalee Newitz and Charlie Jane Anders hired me as a Senior Editor back in 2012, I never expected to still be at the site a decade later. I certainly never expected to recap The Walking Dead the entire time, and now that the show is over, I have no idea how to feel about it. But I'm pretty sure…

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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

Remains of a Spider Monkey Traded by Ancient Maya Elites Found in Mexico
Archaeologists working on the Plaza of Columns Complex site at Teotihuacán have made a surprising discovery in the ancient Maya capital: the remains of a 1,700-year-old spider monkey, which the archaeologists suspect was once a state gift between elites.

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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

HP Announces Layoffs as PC Demand Drops
A tidal wave of layoffs continues to plague tech companies worldwide, and HP Inc. is the next titan to fall on its sword. In reporting its Q4 and fiscal year results yesterday, the company also announced that it was reducing its workforce by up to 6,000 people by the end of their 2025 fiscal year.


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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

This Simple USB Dongle Could Help the Average Person Type 600% Faster
It sounds like an ad you'd find in the back pages of Popular Science for a miracle gadget that couldn't possibly deliver on its promises, but the CharaChorder X dongle can legitimately and dramatically improve a user's typing speed—assuming they're willing to put the work in to learn how to use it.

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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

When It Comes To Climate, DeSantis Is Trump In Moderate's Clothing
Two years goes by fast when it comes to politics. While the country is, in many ways, still recovering from the 2020 election, former President Donald Trump made his official 2024 announcement last week, and speculation on who the GOP presidential candidate will be has kicked off in earnest. Looking ahead to 2024,…

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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

Workers Battle Police at China's Main iPhone Plant Amid Protests
Workers who staff Apple's main China iPhone production factory have reportedly had enough of alleged broken promises and unpaid work. Dramatic videos capture the scene as thousands of workers stormed the iPhone factory campus overnight, breaking through barricades and security checkpoints. Reports say protesters were…

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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

Workers Fight Security in Protests Outside Apple's Main China iPhone Plant
Workers who staff Apple's main China iPhone production factory have reportedly had enough of alleged broken promises and unpaid work. Dramatic videos capture the scene as thousands of workers stormed the iPhone factory campus overnight, breaking through barricades and security checkpoints. Reports say protesters were…

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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

Star Trek: Picard Season 3 Will Have a Lot of Riker
Chris McQuarrie talks about naming the next Mission: Impossible. A Cosmology of Monsters is being turned into a show. James Gunn drops the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special's soundtrack. Plus, what's coming on Doom Patrol season 4. Spoilers now!


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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

Why Does Shuri See ____ in the Ancestral Plane?
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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

All the Worst Twitter Policy Offenders Elon Musk Is Giving Free Rein To
Last month, Gizmodo considered who could be the worst people to get their Twitter accounts back under new CEO Elon Musk's rule. Well, we guessed right with a few of those accounts already back on while other, completely unexpected accounts have also had their profiles reinstated.

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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

Elon Musk Tweets Defense of Cop Who Killed Unarmed Black Man in Ferguson, Missouri
Elon Musk tweeted a defense of the police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown—an unarmed Black man in Ferguson, Missouri back in 2014—early Wednesday before deleting the incendiary post. Musk said the police officer was "exonerated" and that the narrative around the shooting was a "fiction."


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Gizmodo
Nov 23, 2022

This Is Your Brain With a Migraine
New research seems to offer the closest look yet at how migraines might affect the brain. Scientists at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles collected detailed MRI scans from patients suffering from migraines. Compared to those without migraine, they found that these patients had a higher number of…

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Gizmodo
Nov 22, 2022

Civil Rights Groups Renew Calls for Advertisers to Drop Twitter After Elon Reinstates Trump
Earlier this month, dozens of civil rights groups advised top brands and marketing agencies to pause advertising on Twitter unless CEO Elon Musk offered serious assurances that he'd protect vulnerable users from a flood of harassment and hate speech. Now, those same groups are renewing their call for companies to cut…

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Gizmodo
Nov 22, 2022

So You Want to Start Reading (or Writing) Fanfic
Buckle up babes, we're all in tonight. In a ridiculous moment of hubris a few weeks ago, I posted on Twitter that I was debating between writing fanfic and doing work while on a plane home from a work trip. My editor saw it, and now, wouldn't you know it, I'm doing a whole slideshow to introduce you to fanfiction,…

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Gizmodo
Nov 22, 2022

Fill Your Black Friday List With Fandom Finds From Stranger Things, Marvel, DC, and More
With Thanksgiving nearly upon us, we're off to the races with holiday shopping. It's a good time to be a pop culture fan, because not only are we are feasting on dinner, we're faced with a bounty of options to help flash our favorite fandoms.

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Gizmodo
Nov 22, 2022

Watch Power Rangers' Touching Tribute to Jason David Frank
Power Rangers fans across the world are still in shock from the sudden passing of Mighty Morphin' star Jason David Frank this past weekend at the age of 49, with tributes rolling in from across the worlds of Power Rangers and Super Sentai to honor the actor—including a touching new video from Hasbro.


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Gizmodo
Nov 22, 2022

The Walking Dead Finale Originally Had a Different Ending
Did you hear? The Walking Dead, one of our generation's defining television shows, ended this past weekend. Besides wrapping up as many core stories as it could, the big reveal was something our own Rob Bricken described as "all that anyone still watching the show wanted to see." However, the ending you saw was not…

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Gizmodo
Nov 22, 2022

Philippine Navy Says China Forcibly Seized Suspected Rocket Debris
According to Philippines military officials, China's coast guard forcibly blocked a Philippine naval boat on Sunday as it was towing suspected rocket debris from the South China Sea to the Philippine-occupied Thitu island, the Associated Press reported.


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Gizmodo
Nov 22, 2022

Florida Manatees Are Starving En Masse. Conservation Groups Want Them Back on Endangered List
Environmental groups launched a petition on Monday to once again list manatees as endangered, as hundreds of the beloved sea cows die from starvation.

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Gizmodo
Nov 22, 2022

The Amazing Art and Toys We Loved at Designer Con 2022
Imagine a place where monsters live with robots. Where the pinkest, prettiest thing you've ever seen is right next to the darkest and most gruesome. A place where art, pop culture, and collectibles collide like asteroids into a planet. That place is the annual Designer Con, and it's the coolest place you've ever been.

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Gizmodo
Nov 22, 2022

Webb Telescope Reveals Noxious Atmosphere of a Planet 700 Light-Years Away
Astrophysicists on Earth are no strangers to WASP-39b, an exoplanet orbiting a star about 700 light-years from Earth, though they've never actually seen it directly. Now, the Webb Space Telescope has offered fresh insight into this distant world: Its observations have revealed the recipe list for the planet's toxic…

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Gizmodo
Nov 22, 2022

Meta AI Bot Contributed to Fake Research and Nonsense Before Being Pulled Offline
Meta paused its Artificial Intelligence (AI) bot last week, only two days after it went live to the public. The bot, called Galactica, was trained "on 106 billion tokens of open-access scientific text and data. This includes papers, textbooks, scientific websites, encyclopedias, reference material, knowledge bases,…

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Gizmodo
Nov 22, 2022

UK Regulators Want Apple to Open its App Store Doors to Cloud Gaming
Apple's walled garden is a nice place to be if you want a no-fuss experience with technology. But the bushy greens and red roses don't necessarily indicate you're getting the most out of the device in your hand. The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), a governmental entity, has launched an investigation into…

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Gizmodo
Nov 22, 2022

WikiLeaks' Website Is Falling Apart
For a period of time in the 2000s and 2010s, WikiLeaks was a name synonymous with whistleblowing. The non-profit organization's website was the place on the internet for information that someone, somewhere didn't want you to see. But now, much of that information appears to have vanished. WikiLeaks' website is full of…

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Gizmodo
Nov 22, 2022

Strange World Is a Wonderfully Weird and Fantastic Family Adventure
From the team behind Raya and the Last Dragon comes Strange World: Walt Disney Animation Studios' latest feature, an eccentrically excellent pulp sci-fi adventure. It's a wonderfully weird gem that I hope springboards into serialized tales about the Clade family that anchors the film.

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Gizmodo
Nov 22, 2022

Ticketmaster Will Now Have to Explain Itself to Lawmakers Following Taylor Swift Ticket Disaster
The fallout continues from last week's Ticketmaster fiasco as Taylor Swift fans scrambled to buy tickets to the popstar's upcoming The Eras Tour. The surge promptly crashed Ticketmaster's website. In the aftermath, an echoing battlecry from fans, musicians, and politicians emerged against Ticketmaster for their…

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Gizmodo
Nov 22, 2022

SpaceX Preparing for First Launch of Its New Cargo Capsule
NASA is gearing up to launch a cargo mission to the International Space Station, delivering supplies and a new batch of experiments aboard a brand new SpaceX Dragon capsule.

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Gizmodo
Nov 22, 2022

Does Beyond Meat's Plant Have a Mold Problem?
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Gizmodo
Nov 22, 2022

Hideaki Anno's Ultraman Fan Film Is Now Officially Streaming
Shin Ultraman is the realization of a dream generations in the making for Neon Genesis Evangelion's Hideaki Anno—working with Shinji Higuchi to craft his own spin on the legendary franchise that inspired legions of his own work. And now, it's getting even easier to see just how long Anno has been influenced by Ultraman…

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Gizmodo
Nov 22, 2022

NASA Downplays Launch Pad Damage Caused by SLS Rocket
A scorched platform, fried cameras, broken pipes, and a busted elevator are among the casualties of last week's launch of NASA's SLS rocket. Mobile Launcher 1 and Launch Complex 39B at Kennedy Space Center will require repairs, but NASA says they'll be ready for the next Artemis mission.

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