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Feb 23, 2018

Twitter and Facebook Backlash Could Make NRA Discounts a Thing of the Past
The owner of car rental brands like Enterprise, National, and Alamo, has announced that it will no longer provide discounts to members of the National Rifle Association. And activists on Twitter and Facebook are putting pressure on other companies to distance themselves from the gun rights organization.


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Gizmodo
Feb 23, 2018

Groom Every Hair On Your Head With a Pair of Fantastic Remington Deals, Today Only
If you're enough of a daredevil to give yourself a haircut, Remington's Shortcut Pro makes the process as simple as possible.


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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

Suspected Crypto Ponzi Scheme Bitconnect Hit With Yet Another Lawsuit
Bitconnect is being sued yet again, according to a document filed today with the US District Court of Northern California. This lawsuit, to the best of our knowledge, is the sixth brought against the company since its abrupt closure in mid-January.


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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

Legal Medical Weed Hasn't Led to More Teen Stoners
For as mainstream as marijuana is becoming, there are still some who are worried about the unforeseen consequences this new social acceptance has or could bring about—from cancer treatment scams to more car crashes. But a new review published this week in Addiction suggests that at least one of these worries hasn't…

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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

Why Scientists Taught Monkeys to Associate Brand Logos With Genitals
Humans assign value to brands. Brands represent wealth, strength, and yes, sex. We are our brands. And for some rhesus macaques in a lab, one brand, Adidas, represents monkey genitalia.


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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

23 State Attorneys General Sue the FCC to Preserve Net Neutrality
The FCC's rollback of Obama-era net neutrality rules was formally challenged in court on Thursday by a coalition of 23 state attorneys general who assert the rollback was passed in violation of federal law.


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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

E-Cig Vapor Tested Positive for Lead and Arsenic in New Study
A new study, published Thursday in Environmental Health Perspectives, adds more evidence to the idea that e-cigarettes aren't an entirely risk-free endeavour. It suggests that the very act of vaping might be exposing people to unsafe levels of toxins like lead and arsenic.

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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

#StopNRAmazon Trends on Twitter After Celebrities Ask Amazon to Drop NRA TV
A week after the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 dead, debate around gun control has showed no signs of slowing. And today, a Twitter hashtag calling for Amazon to drop the National Rifle Association's TV service from its platform began trending in New York and LA.

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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

The 10 Best Deals of February 22, 2018
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
Feb 22, 2018

Pop Chart Lab's Marvel Origins Poster Is Here to Rescue Your Boring Walls
Pop Chart Lab teamed up with Marvel to illustrate the origin stories of 36 different heroes on a single poster, and you can save 20% by preordering with promo code EXSALESIOR. That 20% applies whether you buy the poster by itself, or if you add on a frame or panel mount, so this could make a great gift for that friend…

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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

Just Look at This Freakin' CGI Fur
When you look at fur, the light has taken an extended journey before hitting your eye, bouncing around lots of fur fibers and their microscopic structures. You can imagine that it's quite difficult for filmmakers to render these structures in CGI.

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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

SpaceX Payload Fairing Survives Despite Missing Recovery Net by 'a Few Hundred Meters'
Early today, a Falcon 9 rocket delivered the PAZ radio communications satellite, along with a pair of SpaceX-owned internet satellites, to low-Earth orbit. It was an otherwise routine launch and deployment, save for the attempt to recover the rocket's payload fairing—a feat that's never been tried before.

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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

Stock Price Tumble Teaches Snapchat What Happens When You Disappoint Kylie Jenner
Snapchat has long positioned itself as the place for advertisers to reach millennials while its closest competitor, Facebook, is stuck with the olds. But on Thursday, Snap executives got a lesson in the terrifying, fickle nature of its young influencers, to the tune of a $1.3 billion loss.

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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

Watching That Girl From The Ring Crawl Out of a TV in AR Just Ruined My Day
Augmented reality promises to deliver us a future in which we can simply look through our screens to magically transform the world around us. It also has the potential to really fuck your day up.


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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

Joss Whedon Quits the Batgirl Movie: 'I Really Didn't Have a Story'
Just a few months after his DC debut with Justice League, Joss Whedon is leaving its cinematic universe. Whedon has confirmed he's no longer writing or directing Batgirl, saying he "failed" to come up with a good story.


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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

Martian Sand Is Swallowing the Phoenix Lander and Nothing Beside Remains
The Phoenix Lander detected water on Mars during its three-month mission in 2008, and now it is being swallowed by the planet's dust. The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped the above two images, one in 2008 and the other in December of 2017.

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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

Bug Made It Possible to Take Over Tinder Accounts with Just a Phone Number
Vulnerabilities in Tinder and in Facebook's Account Kit tool could have allowed a hacker to take over a user's Tinder account—gaining access to their private messages—using only the victim's phone number.

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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

This Rube Goldberg Basketball Machine Has Enough Tricks to Be a Harlem Globetrotter
It seems not even basketball court jester is a job that's safe from from the rise of the machines. Students from Georgia Tech built a giant Rube Goldberg contraption that's capable of reproducing many of the Harlem Globetrotter's most crowd-pleasing tricks; from spinning a ball on a finger, to simply sinking baskets.

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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

Unprecedented Video Shows How DNA Is Organized in Real Time
Your body is truly amazing. Every cell inside of it is capable of organizing massive messes of DNA into chromosomes as a cell prepares to divide. That DNA, when unraveled, can span more that two meters in length, but your body's cells whip it into tidy bundles.


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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

There's No Such Thing as a Truly ‘Wild' Horse Anymore
An analysis of DNA spanning 5,500 years shows we've been wrong about the origin of domesticated horses, and the common notion that wild horses still exist is completely wrong.

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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

Scientists Who Doubt Neanderthal Art Must Reckon With New Evidence From These Sweet Cave Paintings
Back in 2012, archaeologists concluded that a series of cave paintings in Spain were created by Neanderthals, not early humans as was previously assumed. Critics complained about the dating method used, and more contentiously, claimed that only modern humans had the capacity for symbolic thought. Now, using an updated…

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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

Unwanted Simulated 'Hugs' and 'Back Rubs' May Now Qualify as Harassment by FreeBSD
Last week, open-source software developer FreeBSD Project updated its code of conduct to address nonconsensual "simulated physical contact" as a form of harassment. That means that sending someone descriptions of physical contact like a "hug" or a "backrub" without their consent, or after they have asked you to stop,…

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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

Model Brains-on-a-Chip Reveal the Physics of Brain Folding
Brains fold in on themselves as they grow. That's just what they do. How and why they do it is a different story, and studying it requires some pretty interesting science. Science like growing simple mini-brains on a chip under a microscope.


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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

Brother's New and Improved All-In-One Laser Printer Is Cheaper Than Ever
The trusty Brother HL2380DW laser printer has long been a hit with our readers, but it was recently replaced by the HL2395DW, and the new model is back on sale.


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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

Save Millions of Dollars on Ink With a Printer That Taps Out Images Using a Pencil
Years after it was revealed that HP's printer ink was more expensive than actual human blood, printing photos at home on an inkjet is still a ripoff. You're better off having them printed professionally at a photo center, or, by recycling a bunch of old electronics into a home-made printer that uses a tapping pencil…

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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

Uzi Nissan Spent 8 Years Fighting The Car Company With His Name. He Nearly Lost Everything To Win
Nissan the car company never really cared who Uzi Nissan was. Then it decided he had something it wanted very much—the website www.nissan.com, which he created for his small retail computer business in 1994—and it sued him for $10 million. When the two Nissans went to war, Uzi Nissan prevailed in the end, but lost…

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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

The LAN Cafe Is Making A Comeback
At a modern LAN cafe in downtown Manhattan, a teenager with floppy brown hair zones out to a Kingdom Come: Deliverance Twitch stream. He's lounging with a Mountain Dew and an empty cup of coffee. Behind him, 30 PCs glow with light from rounds of League of Legends and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Waypoint Cafe, which…

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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

Man Sues Feds After Finding Spy Camera on His Property and Refusing to Give It Back
A Texas rancher has found himself playing a game of federal hot potato to keep a spying device he found on his property out of the hands of border patrol officials.

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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

FDA Oversees Kratom Purge After Salmonella Outbreak
It's no secret that the Food Drug Administration isn't a fan of kratom, a popular herb purported to help people with digestive problems, chronic pain, and most prominently, opioid withdrawal. So I can only assume the FDA got a small bit of pleasure when it announced it would oversee the destruction of a "large volume"…

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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

Protect Your Phone Without the Bulk With This One-Day Amazon Sale
We don't all treat our smartphones with the care they deserve, but RhinoShield's CrashGuard bumpers can protect your device from most falls without adding a ton of bulk, and they're just $17 each in today's Gold Box.


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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

Thursday's Best Deals: Networking and Storage Sale, Robotic Vacuum, Reader-Favorite Pillow
Pick up deals on networking and storage gear from Amazon's one day sale, a robotic vacuum for pet owners,

Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

White Supremacist Jared Taylor Sues Twitter for Banning His Accounts
Jared Taylor, the weepy-eyed founder of white supremacist site American Renaissance, is suing Twitter, according to a document filed to the Superior Court of San Francisco.

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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

The A.V.
The A.V. Club Ryan Coogler, Michael B. Jordan, and Ta-Nehisi Coates are teaming up for a new movie | Earther Let Teens Do a Town Hall on Climate Change Next | The Takeout Shrimp paste is so funktastic it'll make George Clinton jealous |

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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

Snapchat User Known as 'Lol Atyou' Charged With Sexual Assault in Revenge Porn Extortion Plot
A 27-year-old man in London, Ontario, allegedly sexually exploited women online under the username "Adaskio" on Tinder and "El Hefe" and "Lol Atyou" on Snapchat.


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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

Former Comcast Employees Describe Sexual Harassment Allowed to Run Amok at Call Centers for Years
From the first interview Rylinda Rhodes had for a dispatch position at a Comcast center in Washington, D.C., something seemed off to her. The manager "in so many words made it clear it wasn't the most professional environment," she said, recalling that they had just fired some managers. But Rhodes took it as a…

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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

Disney Fails in Move to Block Redbox's Crafty Workaround For Selling Download Codes
Disney has been especially aggressive with its competition in the last year. It's refused to sell its movies to Redbox, the kiosk DVD rental service, so Redbox found a way to double its revenue stream by buying copies of the discs and selling the included download codes. Disney responded with a lawsuit, but a federal…

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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

Tesla Owners Can Get A New Model 3 Sooner Than Everyone Else
There's been plenty of chatter about delays to the production schedule for Tesla's Model 3, but the automaker's also reportedly facing a backlog with the more expensive Model S and Model X. For current Tesla owners, that means if you placed an order today, you could get a Model 3 sooner, reports Electrek—so long as…

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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

The People of Wauconda, Illinois, Would Like You to Stop Asking If They Have Black Panther's Vibranium
The afrofuturistic wonderland from Black Panther is not a real, physical place, but Wauconda, a small village just about an hour outside of Chicago, Illinois, is. And like the fictional Wakandans, the actual Waucondans would really like it if you stopped bothering them about vibranium.


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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

The Difference Between Power and Endurance Athletes Is in Their Blood
The shelves of drug-testing laboratories in dozens of countries are stocked with biological samples from the best athletes in the world, who deliver blood and urine for investigators to test for banned performance-enhancing substances. They're are a veritable gold mine for scientists looking to figure out what,…

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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

Suck Up To $95 In Savings On Anker's New RoboVac For Pet Owners
Life's too short for vacuuming, so outsource the chore to the robots with Anker's newest robot vacuum, the RoboVac 11c Pet Edition. Already makers of one of our readers' favorite and best-selling robot vacuum, Anker added even more suction power and barrier strips, which tell the vacuum to avoid certain areas, like…

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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

New and Improved AirPods Could Be On Their Way
Bloomberg's Mark Gurman is reporting that Apple has plans for some AirPods updates. If you've held off on purchasing the little Apple earrings because of connectivity or water resistance concerns, it's time to get excited.

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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

More Rumors About What Could Be the Next Star Wars Show
Get a brief teaser of Zachary Levi's Shazam appearance. Our first look at Terry Gilliam's long-awaited The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is finally here. Some familiar faces will be showing up in Legends of Tomorrow's season finale. Plus, more footage from Ash vs. Evil Dead's return, and new iZombie pictures. Spoilers…

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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

Watch SpaceX's Second Attempt to Launch Experimental Internet Satellites Live Right Here [Updating]
SpaceX is set to launch a pair of experimental internet mini-satellites after yesterday's launch was cancelled due to high winds. You can watch today's launch of the Falcon 9 live right here starting at 9:00 a.m. Eastern (6:00 a.m. Pacific).


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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

There's Something For Everyone In Amazon's Storage and Networking Gold Box
It's been awhile since Amazon ran a storage and networking Gold Box, but today's sale appears to be worth the wait.


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Gizmodo
Feb 22, 2018

Fourth Man Confirmed to Have Died in Hunt For the Rocky Mountains' Possibly Fictional Fenn Treasure
The myth of a treasure hoard hidden somewhere in the Rocky Mountains has lured a fourth person to their death, the BBC reported.


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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

Uh Oh, Snap
Social-media monarch Kylie Jenner—a longtime Snapchat power user and arguably one of the most important trendsetters on there—suggested on Wednesday she may be done with the app, which is bad news for a company that has already seen numerous users get mad online (but more importantly maybe reduce their engagement)…

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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

This Star Wars Documentary on Sound in The Last Jedi Is Delightful
Sounds are the unheralded heroes of movies. They flutter into your eardrums without you even realizing it, and become as crucial a part of the experience as anything else. And nowhere is that truer than in Star Wars, where the sound department has to create sounds for things we've never seen before.

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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

Coming Soon: The World's First Walking Dead Roller Coaster
Fans who want to do more than just watch walkers on TV will soon be able to do just that. Thorpe Park, an amusement park in the UK, just announced it'll soon open the world's first Walking Dead roller coaster.

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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

Photographer Catches Trump's Notes on How to Appear Sympathetic to Mass Shooting Survivors
As President Donald Trump met with survivors and others impacted by the spate of mass school shootings across the US at the White House on Wednesday, he held a cue card with notes on how to appear empathetic while proposing solutions like tightening the federal background check system, raising the age of firearms…

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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

Google Fired and Disciplined Employees for Speaking Out About Diversity
Last August, James Damore circulated a memo internally at Google in which he argued women were biologically less inclined to succeed in engineering roles at the company and that Google's diversity efforts were misguided. In doing so, he set of heated debate among his co-workers—debate that, according to current and…

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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

Google Fired and Disciplined Employees for Speaking Out About Diversity [Updated]
Last August, James Damore circulated a memo internally at Google in which he argued women were biologically less inclined to succeed in engineering roles at the company and that Google's diversity efforts were misguided. In doing so, he set off heated debate among his co-workers—debate that, according to current and…

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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

I Don't Want to Hear About Your Iceland Trip Unless You Come Back With Footage Like This
How many arduous slideshows of your friends' trips to Iceland have you had to sit through? Too many, right? After watching this stunning collection of timelapses that Martin Heck captured while briefly touring the country, I'm officially drawing the line and raising the bar when it comes to Icelandic vacation videos…

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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

Social Media Is Corrupting the Youth Slightly Less Than We Feared
Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram might not be destroying the minds of The Youth™ as much as we thought, according to a recent review published in Educational Psychology. In some cases, social media could even be helping them do better at school.

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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

Snapchat's Redesign Isn't Going Anywhere
This month, more than a million keyboard-wielding, moderately frustrated change.org users petitioned Snapchat to roll back its big redesign—the one Snap delicately introduced over the course of a few months and said would be "disruptive." Miraculously, this petition has achieved something, albeit on the smallest of…

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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

The 10 Best Deals of February 21, 2018
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
Feb 21, 2018

Preorder and Save On An Educational, But Seriously Fun Board Game
Particle physics might not sound like the most engaging theme for a board game, but our deal researcher Corey had a ton of fun playing the upcoming Subatomic with his daughters, all while teaching them a useful science lesson.

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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

The Internet's Favorite Black Panther Fans Talk About Finally Going to Wakanda
If you've been following all the buzz leading up to Black Panther's release, then you've probably seen the viral video of a group of friends hugging and enthusing over the movie's poster. Their energy served as a stand-in for the excitement of folks all over the world; now's your chance to find out who they are.

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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

WhatsApp Co-Founder Injects Signal With $50 Million to Make Encrypted Messaging 'Ubiquitous'
The creators of Signal, the encrypted messaging app widely used throughout security community—as well as by journalists, activists, and others seeking to stymie government surveillance—announced on Wednesday a major shift to the organization's makeup.


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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

Are Ikea's $7 Rechargeable Batteries Actually Pricey Eneloop Pro AAs in Disguise?
If you cheap out on alkaline batteries, there's a noticeable difference in performance. But that might not be the case with rechargeable nickel-metal hydride batteries made in Japan. As Matthew Eargle discovered, the cheap LADDA rechargeables that Ikea sells might actually be rolling off the same production line as…

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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

Raj Nair, Ford's North America President, Is Out Over Alleged 'Inappropriate Behavior' (UPDATED)
Ford's North America president, Raj Nair, will depart the company effective immediately.


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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

Alcohol Plays a Much Bigger Role in Causing Dementia Than We Thought
It's hardly a surprise that too much alcohol is bad for the body, including the brain. But a new study published Tuesday in The Lancet suggests that even doctors are underestimating its impact on our risk of developing dementia.

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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

There's a Solid Chance the Autonomous Cars of the Future Will Force Ads on You
Spend enough time googling "tacos" or "pasta" and eventually you'll be served ads for Latin or Italian restaurants. Spend enough time driving to Latin or Italian restaurants and eventually, your car might soon serve ads and offer recommendations.


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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg Will Fund Scientists With 'New Ideas' to Fight Alzheimer's Disease
In 2016, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, launched the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative with the modest goal of curing all diseases before the end of the century.


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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

Net Neutrality Gets Its Official Execution Date—But the Fights to Keep It Alive Are Going Strong
If all goes as the FCC's Republican commissioners planned, December 14th will be known as the day that net neutrality died. But thanks to the mercifully slow gears of the federal bureaucracy, big changes don't happen immediately. On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net neutrality protections…

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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

YouTube Promoted a Conspiracy Theory Following a Mass Shooting, Again
Earlier today, a video appearing in YouTube's trending videos feed, meant to surface the most popular content to the platform's estimated 1 billion users, featured content suggested a survivor of the Parkland shooting was a "crisis actor." The term is used in conspiracy circles to describe someone paid to pretend…

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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

Whose World Is This? Black Panther Production Designer Hannah Beachler Walks Us Through Wakanda
If you're reading this, chances are you've already visited Wakanda—maybe two or three times during Black Panther's record-breaking opening weekend. Otherwise, I know you wouldn't want to spoil your upcoming trip by reading the incredible conversation The Glow Up had with the film's production designer, Hannah…

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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

It's Summer in February
I live in Washington, D.C., where it's currently summer in February. All three regional airports have broken temperature records today, with DCA's 80 degrees Fahrenheit being the earliest 80-degree day for the calendar year in recorded history.

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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

How Does a Euthanasia Drug Keep Ending Up in Dog Food?
Owners of very good boys and girls might be perturbed by the latest recall to make the news: 27 brands of dog food pulled from warehouses for possibly containing pentobarbital, a sedative used to euthanize both pets and people alike. As Gizmodo has already reported, the recall concerns wet and canned dog foods…

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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

Surprise! Yet Another Baby Monitor Can Be Hacked by a Child
You probably think your baby is special. Every hacker in the world is just itching to catch a glimpse of that tubby little poop monster. But let's be real—probably nobody is spying on your baby.


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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

Why Does Donald Trump Jr. Sound Like Such a Terrible Asshole? A Voice Coach Explains
Donald Trump Jr. is a terrible asshole and a person with the voice and demeanor of a terrible asshole. There are no doubt other men in the United States who inherit vast wealth from their families, spend their time liking social media posts accusing the teenage survivors of a school shooting of being paid actors, and…

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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

The Solo: A Star Wars Story Trailer Re-Cut to the Beastie Boys Has No Right to Be This Great
Earlier this month, we got our long-awaited first trailer for the Han Solo Star Wars spinoff film, and it was actually pretty fine. Not the disaster some fans might have expected given the movie's tumultuous production, just not the greatest trailer in the world. But it turns out there's one way to make it pretty dang…

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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

New Report on Emerging AI Risks Paints a Grim Future
A new report authored by over two-dozen experts on the implications of emerging technologies is sounding the alarm bells on the ways artificial intelligence could enable new forms of cybercrime, physical attacks, and political disruption over the next five to ten years.

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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

To Keep Making Phones, Apple and Samsung Must Grapple With the World's Dirtiest Industry
Apple may finally be fed up with some of the unethical supply chains that leave the company open to possible shortages. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple "is in talks to buy long-term supplies of cobalt directly from miners for the first time." If this report is true, Apple would begin working directly…

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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

Amateur Astronomer Spots Supernova Right as It Begins
Amateur astronomer Victor Buso was testing his camera-telescope setup in Argentina back in September 2016, pointing his Newtonian telescope at a spiral galaxy called NGC613. He collected light from the galaxy for the next hour and a half, taking short exposures to keep out the Santa Fe city lights. When he looked at…

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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

Woot's Slashing Prices On LG's Stunning OLED TVs, If You Don't Mind Refurbs
We've seen a handful of deals on LG's OLED TVs for around $1500 (55") and $2200 ($65"), but if you don't mind buying a refurb, Woot has the best prices we've ever seen today, by no small margin.

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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

Black Panther's Killmonger Is Everyone Who Loves Wakanda Even Though It Didn't Love Us
Black Panther's Erik Killmonger is not a charismatic show stealer like Thor's Loki, or a profoundly deranged monster like Jessica Jones' Kilgrave, but he is easily one of Marvel's most compelling, heartbreaking, and relatable villains to date. Killmonger definitely isn't "good," but he isn't entirely "bad," either.

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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

The Search for the Olympian Gene
In 2014, the former Soviet nation of Uzbekistan announced a plan that it hoped would give it a leg up in future Olympic games: It would DNA test Uzbek children to determine their athletic potential.


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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

I Tried Uber's New 'Pool Express' Service And Honestly, Just Take a Bus
Uber announced Wednesday that it's rolling out a new product: Uber Pool Express, a carpooling service targeted at commuters. Uber won't like this comparison, but honestly, just think of it as a bus stop.

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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

Upgrade Your Monitor to 4K and IPS For a Great Low Price
Dell's P2715Q 4K monitor has always been one of the most affordable 27" 4K IPS display on the market, but today, it's all the way down to $400, within $20 of the best price we've seen.


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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

Hackers Steal Millions by Ditching Malware to Sidestep Security
Employing sophisticated scams involving social engineering, email phishing, and the harvesting of employee passwords, attackers have pilfered millions of dollars from some of the world largest corporations—all while bypassing traditional hacking safeguards by simply avoiding the use malware.


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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

New Results Challenge Basic Ideas of Supermassive Black Holes
Galaxies have supermassive black holes at their centers—our Milky Way, for example, has its own 4-million-solar-mass one, Sagittarius A*. Some astronomers have previously thought that there's a simple relationship between the galaxy's size, the black hole's mass, and how much light the black hole spits out while it…

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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

How to Protect Your Privacy on Your Smart Home Devices
Smart speakers are cool, convenient and fun to use, but when it comes to privacy, they leave a lot to be desired. If you own an Amazon Echo, a Google Home, or a HomePod, there are a bunch of settings and features to tweak if you're worried about protecting your personal data.


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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

Wednesday's Best Deals: Discounted Nintendo Switch, DEWALT Tools, MacBooks, and More
Finally get yourself a Nintendo Switch, dig through a DEWALT tools Gold Box, find a refurbished MacBook, and more.



Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

Here's Your First, Very Serious Look at Netflix's Lost in Space Reboot
Outside casting, we've barely heard a thing about Netflix's reboot of the cult scifi classic Lost in Space. Now, we finally have a cryptic teaser as our first look... and it seems like this show is going to be a lot more serious than you might have expected out of a new Lost in Space.


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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

Glitch on Bitcoin Exchange Drops Prices to Zero Dollars, User Tries to Make Off With Trillions
A cryptocurrency exchange in Japan reportedly experienced a temporary glitch last week that suddenly offered investors their pick of coins for the low, low price of zero dollars. Several customers took advantage of the opportunity, but one really ran with it.

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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

This Artist's Photorealistic Portraits Are Made From Hand-Stitched Threads Instead of Paint
From afar, the photorealistic portraits that Cayce Zavaglia creates look like they were painted with fine, hatched brushstrokes. But when you get closer you can see that each one is actually made up of thousands of threads, painstakingly embroidered by hand using a needle and endless patience.

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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

Your DNA Cannot Tell You How to Diet—Yet
If you've ever tried to go on a diet, you know that advice about how to lose weight is often confusing, conflicting, and can change by the hour. Should you cut high-fat foods from your diet? Or carbs? Maybe it would be better if you just replaced the joy of eating with Soylent drinks and called it a day?


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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

Nightwing's Director Could Help Bring Dungeons & Dragons Back to the Big Screen
David F. Sandberg teases Shazam's supersuit. Netflix's Sabrina show has found its Zelda. Alex Garland drops some hints for his upcoming tech-focused scifi show. Plus, Legends of Tomorrow teases another trip to the old west, Rose McIver on the villains of iZombie's new season, and more. Behold, spoilers!

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Feb 21, 2018

Watch SpaceX Launch Its Experimental Internet Satellites Live Right Here [Update: Launch Postponed Until Tomorrow]
After a four-day delay, SpaceX is now set to launch a pair of experimental mini-satellites as part of its planned 4,000-satellite strong Starlink constellation. You can watch the launch live right here starting at 9:14 a.m. EDT (6:14 a.m. PDT).

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Feb 21, 2018

Watch SpaceX Launch Its Experimental Internet Satellites Live Right Here [Updating]
After a four-day delay, SpaceX is now set to launch a pair of experimental mini-satellites as part of its planned 4,000-satellite strong Starlink constellation. You can watch the launch live right here starting at 9:14 a.m. EDT (6:14 a.m. PDT).

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Feb 21, 2018

Conservative Twitter Users Lose Thousands of Followers, Mass Purge of Bots Suspected
Twitter suspended thousands of accounts overnight and conservatives on the platform aren't happy about it. Twitter has yet to make a public statement about the issue, but right-wing users believe that they're being targeted in a mass purge of suspected Russian bot accounts.


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Gizmodo
Feb 21, 2018

Conservative Twitter Users Lose Thousands of Followers, Mass Purge of Bots Suspected [Updated]
Twitter suspended thousands of accounts overnight and conservatives on the platform aren't happy about it. Twitter has yet to make a public statement about the issue, but right-wing users believe that they're being targeted in a mass purge of suspected Russian bot accounts.


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Feb 21, 2018

ThinkGeek Has Over 150 Funko POP! Figures on Sale Up to 70% Off
I currently own five Funko POP! Figures, all Star Wars, most sitting on my desk at work. They're adorable, and highly accurate, and ThinkGeek has them on sale right now for up to 70% off. POP! Figures are the perfect desk accessories for showing off your allegiance to pop culture, whether it's action movies or video…

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Feb 21, 2018

Vremi's $14 Olive Oil Bottle Measures Before You Pour
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Feb 21, 2018

Man Arrested For Instagram Post of AR-15 Captioned 'Thinking About Finally Going Back to School'
Police in Texarkana, Texas arrested 24-year-old Ricky Jared Rankin for allegedly posting a photo of an AR-15—that model of semi-automatic rifle that keeps on being used in mass slaughters across the country—to Instagram accompanied by the caption, "I'm thinking about finally going back to school," KTBS reported.


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Feb 20, 2018

Judge Rules AT&T and Time Warner Can't See Internal White House Messages About Their Merger
AT&T, whose quest to merge with Time Warner into some kind of lurching telecommunications/content mega-hybrid has run afoul of the Department of Justice, won't get to see any internal White House communications that preceded the DOJ's legal intervention.


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Feb 20, 2018

Florida State House Declares Porn Is a Health Risk, Assault Weapons Totally Fine Though
Legislators in Florida—where a gunman authorities later identified as Nikolas Cruz opened fire on the grounds of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, Florida, killing at least 17 last week—have apparently decided that the threat they need to focus on right now is pornography.


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Gizmodo
Feb 20, 2018

Florida State House Declares Porn Is Health Risk, Assault Weapons Totally Fine Though
Legislators in Florida—where a gunman authorities later identified as Nikolas Cruz opened fire on the grounds of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, Florida, killing at least 17 last week—have apparently decided that the threat they need to focus on right now is pornography.


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Feb 20, 2018

I Hope This Kid Appreciates How Awesome His Custom-Made Star Wars AT-ST High Chair Is
What's the age cutoff for using a high chair without looking super awkward? I'm hoping it falls somewhere just north of 40 so that I can retrace Matthew Regonini's steps and build a larger version of this wonderful AT-ST high chair for use in my office.

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Feb 20, 2018

These Freaky Fish Can Turn Their Eyes Into Flashlights
At slightly less than two inches long, triplefin fish don't seem like much of a threat. But as new research shows, these aquatic carnivores have a rare organ that turns their eyes into veritable flashlights—an ability they can switch on when needed.

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