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For months, 4chan and Reddit users have delved deep into the emails of John Podesta as they were released by Wikileaks and concluded that the emails contained coded language about a secret child-trafficking ring operating out of Comet Ping Pong, a Washington...
From: Gizmodo | By: Bryan Menegus | Monday, December 5, 2016
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It snowed in Montreal today and, well, things got kind of crazy on the road. I don’t know how many car crashes happened in this one wild intersection, but from what I can gather, the icy roads basically turned all the cars, trucks, and buses into giant...
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A sweeping analysis of current research shows that people who eat at least 20 grams of nuts each day are less likely to develop potentially fatal conditions such as cancer and heart disease.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: George Dvorsky | Monday, December 5, 2016
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“Welcome to a new world of Gods and Monsters.” That’s the tagline for The Mummy, the 2017 Tom Cruise movie which just released its first trailer, and the statement is true in more ways than one. If all goes according to plan, The Mummy will be...
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It should be obvious to everyone at this point that humans are having an enormous impact on the planet. But how much, exactly, does our collective footprint weigh? It may sound odd, but a new scientific paper is offering an answer to that very question:...
From: Gizmodo | By: Maddie Stone | Monday, December 5, 2016
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It seems like just yesterday we were all watching that viral video of a hardcore Australian dude punching a kangaroo to save a dog. (Oh, it was.) But now, the backstory has allegedly come to light.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Sophie Kleeman | Monday, December 5, 2016
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If you avoid trips to the beach because you don’t want your car getting filled with sand, or won’t buy a real Christmas tree because you don’t want to spend weeks cleaning up pine needles, this giant car condom will keep the inside of your vehicle...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Do you ever want a gadget to be good, and it’s not good? Like it’s bad? That’s the Dacuda Pocketscan, a $95 handheld scanner that looked like my dream tool. Instead, it proved to be a disappointing hunk of plastic that made me wish I lived 30 years...
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As we work towards crossing the uncanny valley so that computer-generated humans don’t look like horrific plastic mannequins, every last facial feature needs to be recreated perfectly. That even includes teeth, which can now be digitized using nothing...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Westworld finished its first season last night. Most of the time, we learned exactly what we expected to— but that didn’t stop the show from delivering as many punches as it could on the way there.Read more......
From: Io9 | By: Katharine Trendacosta | Monday, December 5, 2016
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The ashes of Cuba’s fallen ruler Fidel Castro were carried to his final resting place this weekend by, fittingly, a Russian UAZ 3151 military vehicle. And perhaps also appropriately, it broke down mid-procession, forcing soldiers to push the vehicle...
From: Jalopnik | By: David Tracy | Monday, December 5, 2016
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After performing an autopsy on a bloated Burmese python, scientists in Florida were shocked to discover the remains of three white-tailed deer.Read more......
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Anker’s home goods brand, Eufy, put its new set of copper string lights back on sale today for their lowest price ever, complete with adjustable brightness and multiple effects. A version of these lights without the remote was on sale for $7 last week,...
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An explosion at a power substation in Philadelphia left 2,700 people without power and set off the station’s fire suppression systems. Then, an impressive quantity of foam spewed out and eventually spilled over into an street below. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: William Turton | Monday, December 5, 2016
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The next time you get rejected, thank your lucky stars you’re not a male widowbird, the poor creature who has to jump really high for a long time just to get a little bit of attention and, if all goes according to plan, some action. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Sophie Kleeman | Monday, December 5, 2016
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If you’re invested in a TV series, it can be tough watching the protagonist making a decision you know to be dumb. If three protagonists all make a dumb decision—the same dumb decision—it can be agonizing. Last night’s episode features three...
From: Gizmodo | By: Rob Bricken on io9, shared by Rob Bricken to Gizmodo | Monday, December 5, 2016
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STANDING ROCK—On Sunday, the Army Corps of Engineers announced that they won’t allow a section of the Dakota Access Pipeline to be drilled under the Missouri River, near tribal lands belonging to the Standing Rock Sioux. In one sense, it’s a triumphant...
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Amazon just officially announced its long rumored grocery store, and it actually looks pretty neat. The concept is that there’s no place to checkout. You just tap your phone on some sort of detector when you walk in and then walk out with your food....
From: Gizmodo | By: William Turton | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Get new behind-the-scenes looks at Transformers: The Last Knight and Jumanji. The Rebels have trust issues in a new clip from Rogue One. Netflix sets a date for Sense8 season two. Plus, tons of new pictures from the Doctor Who Christmas special, and...
From: Io9 | By: James Whitbrook | Monday, December 5, 2016
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For a lot of us, the 0nly reason you even snap a photo in the first place is so you can share it with family and friends. The problem is, most of the time you don’t want to blast all of your friends on Facebook or Twitter with pictures from your kid’s...
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Last week, a suspected thief’s getaway vehicle turned into his jail cell when BMW employees managed to track and remotely lock a stolen car in Seattle, according to police.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Hudson Hongo | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Last year, the internet wondered how a dog might wear pants. We now have the answer, thanks to a dog found in Bellevue, Washington. The pup sported a green baseball sweater and pants on his hind legs.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Eve Peyser | Monday, December 5, 2016
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According to police, a North Carolina man arrested after firing an assault rifle in a Washington, D.C. pizza parlor this weekend claimed he came there to investigate “Pizzagate,” an online conspiracy theory popularized on Reddit and subsequently...
From: Gizmodo | By: Hudson Hongo | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Could you imagine a world where the Joker wasn’t so twisted?Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Eve Peyser on io9, shared by Eve Peyser to Gizmodo | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Despite what it may look like at the start, this is not a trailer for Mission: Impossible 6. Sure, there’s Tom Cruise, on a plane, in the middle of a huge action scene. But once the ancient evil lady starts walking around, it’s obvious this is something...
From: Io9 | By: Germain Lussier | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water ... it totally was.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Hudson Hongo | Monday, December 5, 2016
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In October and November, around 70 people left their laptops at a single airport security checkpoint at the Newark Airport. It’s not only the cheap stuff that’s gets abandoned—a fair amount of Macbooks are getting left behind as well.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Eve Peyser | Monday, December 5, 2016
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On Sunday, the European Commission warned Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube and Microsoft that if the companies do not address their hate speech problems, the EU will enact legislation that will force them to do so.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Eve Peyser | Monday, December 5, 2016
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After trademarking the name for its new electric-car brand and introducing a 400-horsepower concept car to go along with it earlier in 2016, it sounds like Mercedes-Benz has some, well, abundant plans for the brand. If the plans play out, there could...
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The Army Corps of Engineers will not grant the Dakota Access Pipeline the right to drill under the Missouri River, amounting to a huge victory for the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.Read more......
From: Jezebel | By: Lauren Evans | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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On Saturday, with the large grin of Richard Branson to see it off, Virgin Galactic’s second SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity, completed its first free flight over the Mojave Desert.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Sophie Kleeman | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Pretty much every kind of flora and fauna in Australia can kill you. Seriously, take it from someone who was born there: Every crazy story you hear about Australian wildlife probably has some basis in reality. Read more......
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Right after Thanksgiving, the hills were alive with the sound of Gilmore Girls. However, that same day, a new Netflix original series slipped in through the cracks, and it’s one I think every sci-fi fan should support: 3%.Read more......
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We got our first good, long look at Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 last night, and while it was very short on details—and even characters—there were still a number of interesting things to pull out of it. As usual, we’ve done the work so you won’t...
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Marvel’s released the latest teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and it’s got so much Baby Groot, it’s almost too cute to handle.Read more......
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In a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Apple’s Director of Product Integrity Steve Kenner asked regulators not to impose too many restrictions on testing self-driving cars.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Eve Peyser | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Well, this sounds good, fun and safe: after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration inquired about the safety of a semi-autonomous add-on kit made by Comma.ai, the company killed off the project altogether. But it didn’t stay dead long,...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alanis King on Jalopnik, shared by Eve Peyser to Gizmodo | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Bee Movie—Dreamworks’ 2007 animated cult classic that details the romance between a bee (Jerry Seinfeld) and a human woman (Renée Zellweger)—has long served as the inspiration behind the internet’s weirdest memes. Recently it’s paved the way...
From: Io9 | By: Eve Peyser on Gizmodo, shared by Beth Elderkin to io9 | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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After years of being shrouded in mystery, Apple’s car program came to a screeching halt this year with the world never having seen as much as a prototype. But Apple has reportedly shifted from building an actual car to devising software and systems...
From: Jalopnik | By: Patrick George | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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An electronic dance music party came to a tragic end late Friday night when a fire broke out, leaving at least nine dead and another 25 people unaccounted for. The evening was part of Golden Donna’s west coast tour—a DJ from Madison, Wisconsin. The...
From: Jezebel | By: Eve Peyser on Gizmodo, shared by Lauren Evans to Jezebel | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Norm Nelson is interested in what makes the oceans tick. As a biological oceanographer at UC Santa Barbara, his research draws connections between sunlight and phytoplankton, the tiny green microbes that power the marine carbon cycle. There are plenty...
From: Io9 | By: Maddie Stone on Gizmodo, shared by Adam Clark Estes to io9 | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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$20 in Amazon credit when you buy Ray-Bans, a $102 smart thermostat, and the complete Seinfeld box set lead off Saturday’s best deals. Read more......
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Eliot Slevin, his flexible fingers, and his mastery of cardistry can turn a normal deck of cards into a beautifully choreographed dance that seems to tweak gravity (and can probably even cause hypnosis if you stare too long). The movement of the cards...
From: Gizmodo | By: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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The ASMR effect is very pronounced in this video of cardboard and styrofoam getting shredded, because it all just sounds so damn pleasant. Or, well, it’s pleasant if you like having a tingling sensation run around your ears and all the way down your...
From: Gizmodo | By: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo | Friday, December 2, 2016
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On December 9, Netflix is dropping a movie that was supposed to be in theaters over the summer. It’s called Spectral, and while all the signs point to it being really bad, the first trailer is really good.Read more......
From: Io9 | By: Germain Lussier | Friday, December 2, 2016
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One of the features of AT&T’s new DirecTV Now streaming TV service is that using the service won’t count against AT&T wireless users’ data caps. AT&T also also exempts mobile app usage for regular DirecTV customers on its wireless network....
From: Gizmodo | By: Christina Warren | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Watching Turner & Hooch and crying, because I’d completely forgotten the dog dies, I came to a conclusion. Not about the film I’d been streaming on my laptop for the last two hours—but about the service I’d been streaming it from. AT&T’s...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alex Cranz | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Facebook is making good on its promise to build affordable housing near its headquarters in Menlo Park. The social media giant announced plans on Friday to build new housing in the area to offset concerns about the controversial 1.1 million square-foot...
From: Gizmodo | By: Michael Nunez | Friday, December 2, 2016
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In case you thought we’d figured out life in the oceans even a little bit, a new study published in Nature Communications sets the record straight. For the first time, scientists have found experimental evidence of underwater pollination. There are...
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If you’re reading this, you’ve probably already gotten yourself a pair or six of Bluetooth earbuds, but they also make great gifts, and Amazon’s Gold Box is full of discounted options from SoundPEATS.Read more......
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