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Former Governor of Texas Rick Perry, a man who became 12 percent smarter when he started wearing glasses, is testifying on Capitol Hill today. He’s been nominated by president-elect Trump to be the secretary of energy, and Perry is currently sailing...
From: Gizmodo | By: Matt Novak | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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The original iPhone has died. AT&T, the phone’s only carrier, decided to end its support for 2G cellular networks, thus rendering the original iPhone useless. This means that iPhone can no longer make calls or send text messages. He was just nine...
From: Gizmodo | By: Christina Warren | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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On Thursday, Uber agreed to pay the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) $20 million over claims it misled prospective drivers, recruiting them with ads that inflated typical earnings and mischaracterized the terms of its vehicle financing program.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Hudson Hongo | Friday, January 20, 2017
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Some cooks pride themselves on their mastery of the grill and are happy to spend hours tending to meats. However, if you love barbecue but hate the idea of being stuck next to one all afternoon, Char-Broil’s new SmartChef gas grill connects to a smartphone...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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Inside nearly everything made of concrete, you’ll find reinforced steel rods that compress the material, making buildings, bridges, and other structures even stronger. The rods aren’t designed to break easily, but when they do, the best way to watch...
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The National Park service retweeted some sick Donald Trump burns, noting how, uh, lightly attended his inauguration was compared to Barack Obama’s in 2009. But now, the NPS has been ordered by its Washington support office to “immediately cease use...
From: Gizmodo | By: William Turton | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Man, cats are so dang smart that they can pretty much replace actors in movies these days. I’m watching this wonderful scene reenactment of The Empire Strikes Back and I’m not sure I even miss the real Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker. Okay, I guess...
From: Gizmodo | By: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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With all this talk about human colonies on Mars, why not dream a little bigger? Dr. Stephen Kane and his team of researchers at San Francisco State University are looking about 14 lightyears away from our solar system for some potentially inhabitable...
From: Gizmodo | By: Rae Paoletta | Friday, January 20, 2017
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After weeks of silence and uncertainty, the agency responsible for ensuring the safety of our nuclear arsenal finally has an answer to the question of who exactly is in charge under President Trump. Last night, just hours before Trump was to be sworn...
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When some apocalyptic event in the very near future forces humans scurrying to another planet, we’re probably going to have the same question.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Ryan F. Mandelbaum | Friday, January 20, 2017
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President Trump’s administration apparently hasn’t gotten its hands on the National Park Service Twitter account just yet, because the agency is retweeting some things that would likely hurt our new president’s feelings.Read more......
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Whatever the environmental community was expecting to happen after President Trump’s inauguration Friday, the reality is probably worse.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Sidney Fussell | Friday, January 20, 2017
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In the latest episode of BBC’s Spy in the Wild, a robot ape equipped with a spycam happens upon a wild orangutan that recently found a saw. She uses it with a stunning level of mastery, given the fact that she’s an orangutan. But wait, there’s...
From: Gizmodo | By: Eve Peyser on Sploid, shared by Eve Peyser to Gizmodo | Friday, January 20, 2017
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The DC Film Universe has been in constant motion over the past few weeks, with ideas changing, scripts being written, and whole new movies forming. The latest rumor, however, is simply the craziest thing yet.Read more......
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Next week finally brings the premiere of Riverdale, a show we’ve been dying to see more of ever since the pilot was shown at Comic-Con. But, in case the trailers did not make this abundantly clear, this is not the Archie you might expect us to be....
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From: Gizmodo | By: Kristen V. Brown | Friday, January 20, 2017
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Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States today, and very shortly after taking oath of office, his administration began the fairly new and complicated digital transition process.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Michael Nunez | Friday, January 20, 2017
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Donald Trump was excited about hosting the inauguration at the Lincoln Memorial. So excited, in fact, he bragged that he “didn’t know if it has been done before.” It has, of course—both of his predecessors had an event on the steps of the Lincoln...
From: Gizmodo | By: Ryan F. Mandelbaum | Friday, January 20, 2017
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When your battery fails you, you’ve gotta plug in right away—but sometimes, it’s not that simple, as one toybox refugee discovers in this surreal, surprisingly violent (but still weirdly cute) animated short from Benjy Brooke.Read more......
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They say the best camera is the one you have with you, but the same must go for tools. What’s the point of filling a home workshop full of expensive equipment when it’s all but useless when you walk out the door every morning? SOG’s new multi-tool...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Friday, January 20, 2017
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It’s cold and with what feels like an eternity of wintery weather ahead of us, it’s most definitely glove-wearing season.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Christina Warren | Friday, January 20, 2017
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Rescuers in Italy’s San Grasso mountain region have pulled ten survivors from the snow and rubble following a horrific avalanche that ploughed through a four-star hotel earlier this week, Telegraph reports.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: George Dvorsky | Friday, January 20, 2017
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Donald Trump officially became president today, and in an inaugural address he promised many things, some of which may sound familiar, because they were directly lifted from the D.C. comics villain Bane. Read more......
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At exactly noon today, Donald Trump inherited the @POTUS Twitter account. Unfortunately his header photo is a picture from Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Eve Peyser | Friday, January 20, 2017
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For the third consecutive year, NASA and NOAA have announced record high temperatures. It’s upsetting yet unsurprising, given the dearth of fucks we seem to give about the state of our planet. As Gizmodo previously reported, temperatures were 0.07...
From: Gizmodo | By: Rae Paoletta | Friday, January 20, 2017
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New research on Ötzi the Iceman, an exquisitely preserved 5,300-year-old human found in a European glacier, shows that he ate a form of dry-cured meat known as “speck”—a fatty, bacon-like snack that’s still found on charcuterie boards today....
From: Gizmodo | By: George Dvorsky | Friday, January 20, 2017
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A couple of years ago Matador first crossed our radar with a giant tear-proof emergency blanket that folded smaller than a wallet. Since then the company has introduced countless other collapsible products that make packing for a trip much easier, but...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Friday, January 20, 2017
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M. Night Shyamalan’s new movie, Split, is now in theaters and wow, is that a relief. It means that, for the first time since we saw the film in September, I can finally talk about the film’s incredible ending—and not only that, but discuss it with...
From: Io9 | By: Germain Lussier | Friday, January 20, 2017
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Iceland’s board of tourism is doing something right because the country has become a vacation hotspot in recent years. Apparently, even the flight up north can be a spectacular experience, as you might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the northern...
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If you love the idea of AirPods or Bragis, but can’t stomach their price tags, Axgio’s Dash wireless headphones are down to an all-time low $36 with promo code 4UEOAIDP, while supplies last.Read more......
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Saturn’s tiny moon friend, Daphnis, is finally getting its close-up. In a stunning new image from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, the elusive moon can be seen peeking out from within the Keeler gap of Saturn’s rings. According to NASA, the image was...
From: Gizmodo | By: Rae Paoletta | Friday, January 20, 2017
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Samsung will finally tell us why the Galaxy Note 7 exploded at a press conference on Sunday night (Monday morning, South Korea time). According to The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg, the company’s months-long investigation will lay blame on the...
From: Gizmodo | By: Christina Warren | Friday, January 20, 2017
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Last week, the American Museum of Natural History in New York and famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson held a press event to announce the museum’s new Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Ryan F. Mandelbaum | Friday, January 20, 2017
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Using 100 images taken by the New Horizons spacecraft over the course of six weeks, NASA has produced a colorized video showing what it would be like to approach and land on Pluto. Prepare yourself for a marvelous trip. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: George Dvorsky | Friday, January 20, 2017
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If you find your kitchen counters cluttered with food-specific gadgets and appliances, you finally have a good reason to get rid of them all. The culinary innovators at Nostalgia Electrics have created the only thing you’ll ever need: The Bacon Express,...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Friday, January 20, 2017
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The login screen greets you every single time you boot up your computer, but it’s often neglected when it comes to tweaking and customizing your system. Here’s how to make changes to the login screen on macOS Sierra or Windows 10 so it’s very much...
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Marvel’s Inhumans TV series finds itself a director. Celine Dion is returning for the new Beauty and the Beast. ABC is making a show about time-traveling refugees. Maisie Williams teases an exciting season ahead for Game of Thrones. Plus, a new clip...
From: Io9 | By: James Whitbrook | Friday, January 20, 2017
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Tax forms are finally starting to roll out, but before you go out and pay full price for filing software, be sure to check out Amazon’s TurboTax discounts. Read more......
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Last week, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., emerged from the golden Twitter egg that is Trump Tower and told reporters that the President-elect had asked him to chair a committee on “vaccine safety and scientific integrity.” Somewhere, a measles virus cackled...
From: Gizmodo | By: Dave Levitan | Friday, January 20, 2017
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Today, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. And unless some time traveler shows up before noon, this is really happening. If you want to watch history being made, there are plenty of options—even if you don’t...
From: Gizmodo | By: Matt Novak | Friday, January 20, 2017
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While rising to our nation’s highest office is an unparalleled honor, becoming President also involves many personal sacrifices. This week, Donald Trump may have made his first, reportedly “trad[ing] in” the Android phone widely believed to be...
From: Gizmodo | By: Hudson Hongo | Friday, January 20, 2017
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Directors make so many filmmaking decisions that go unnoticed by casual viewers because we’re not paying close attention—but the use of color isn’t one of them. Color immediately stands out. Films can be hyper colorful and smack you with the entire...
From: Gizmodo | By: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo | Friday, January 20, 2017
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There are many things in this world that need to be invented before this, and possibly more things that need to be fixed, but I think we all need to shift our priorities so we can focus on creating portals that we can jump through and teleport to another...
From: Gizmodo | By: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo | Friday, January 20, 2017
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The Inaugural Parade is an American tradition of high school marching bands, national well-wishers, and some scattered military units. President-elect Donald Trump, on the other hand, reportedly wanted something a bit more Red Square, with tanks and...
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Hundreds of millions of gallons of radioactive water remain sitting around the site of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan. But scientists can’t simply dump the liquid into the ocean, and if it continues sitting around, it could seep...
From: Gizmodo | By: Ryan F. Mandelbaum | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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I find the history of numbers so much more fascinating than the application of numbers. Who cares about learning calculus, when you can geek out on the brief history of numerical systems? Read more......
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One of the cutest moments in the Logan trailer released today (an aside: mentioning “cute” and Logan in the same sentence is very strange to me) is the moment Wolverine flicks through an X-Men comic, noting just how wildly embellished they are. The...
From: Io9 | By: James Whitbrook | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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