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What Will Stop Uber From Being Just Another Failure in the Sky?

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 20:20

Flying cars have been a Sci-Fi prediction since rubber first hit the road with the street automobile, but the fantasy of flying cars has always been just that—a fantasy. For some reason, Uber thinks it can transform this pie-in-the-sky concept into actual vehicles cruising through the air.

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AT&T Launches Fake 5G Network in Desperate Attempt to Seem Innovative

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 18:16

Have you heard? AT&T is going to “pave the way for the next generation of faster speeds” with something called 5G Evolution. No, it’s not actually a new 5G network, the much hyped successor to 4G that’s supposed to change the way we connect to the internet. It’s just a re-branded 4G offering, and AT&T’s sad attempt at…

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Air Pollution in Subway Systems May Be Much Worse Than We Realized

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 17:30

As anyone who has ridden the subway knows, the air down there is unpleasant. New research done in Canada shows that air pollution levels in Toronto’s subway system are ten times greater than those above ground. It’s a troubling realization for subway-goers, but there are ways to keep these underground systems clean.

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Leaked Documents Reveal the NSA Spying on Scientists to Find 'Nefarious' Genetic Research

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 17:12

A new document made public this week via Edward Snowden’s leak of NSA documents reveals a fascinating aim of signals intelligence program: The agency, it turns out, monitored international scientific developments in hopes of detecting “nefarious” genetic engineering projects more than a decade ago.

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What the Fuck Is Going On With Star Trek: Discovery?

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 17:00

Star Trek: Discovery is delayed yet again. A beloved Next Generation actor was reportedly offered an insulting amount of money to appear on the show. It lost a showrunner with a well-deserved fan base of his own. And CBS has made poor marketing decision after poor marketing decision. So, how screwed is this show?…

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Never Forget When Mark Zuckerberg Tried to Bury the Fake News Scandal

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 16:30

The New York Times Magazine has an interesting story out today about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, fake news, and Facebook’s role as the world’s most prominent information distributor. It’s all part of Facebook’s ongoing public relations freak out surrounding the prevalence of fake news and hoaxes spread on the…

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Gal Gadot Filmed Her Wonder Woman Reshoots Five Months Pregnant Because She's Wonder Woman

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 16:00

When you see Gal Gadot kicking ass (again) as Wonder Woman later this summer, you should try to remember there’s a pretty good chance that you’re seeing the actress doing her crazy stunts five months pregnant.

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This Obscene $3,000 Stroller Will Teach Your Kid To Drive Before They Can Walk

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 15:24

If there are two things every stroller lacks, it’s a $3,000 price tag and the ability to make a child look like an unfortunate castoff from Downton Abbey. Luckily for all of us, however, a company called D.Throne has created an obscenely over-the-top electric car for kids that you can justify as an essential baby…

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Why You Should Read the American Gods Novel Before Watching the TV Show

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 15:20

Months ago, I waffled over whether to re-read American Gods before the TV show started airing. Did I want to experience the show as its own unique thing or should I go back to the book and reacquaint myself with the plot? The decision to go back to Neil Gaiman’s modern fantasy epic won out and I feel like I made the…

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This Hacker Is My New Hero

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 14:45

The hacker’s name is Janit0r. You’ve probably never heard of him, but perhaps you’ve heard of his work. Janit0r is reportedly the one behind a particularly gnarly but undeniably fascinating form of malware called BrickerBot. BrickerBot, as the name implies, will brick internet of things (IoT) devices that fail a…

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Make Cold Brew And Then Take It With You With This Discounted Coolgear BRU

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 14:34

We sell a lot of cold brew coffee makers (the Takeya being the most popular) but the coolgear BRU is something pretty different. With its 21oz double wall tumbler fitted beneath the carafe, you can take your coffee with your immediately after it’s done brewing. And it’s on sale today for only $31.

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Fitbit Explodes on Woman's Wrist, Because Catastrophic Failure Is Always an Option

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 14:10

Are you reading this on a smartphone, tablet, or laptop? Yes? Cool. That glowing misery rectangle has the capacity to explode the same way Milwaukee woman Dina Mitchell’s Fitbit Flex 2 did last week. Any lithium-based rechargeable battery can. It’s just extremely unlikely.

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The Most Spectacular New Comics You Should Stay Inside and Read This Summer

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 14:00

There’s nothing like reading a good comic or 16 on a warm summer’s day. I mean, why do all that stuff like going outside when there are so many good new comics series coming out? Beat the heat over the summer with a few of our recommendations for all the new series you should check out in the next few months.

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How Did Unroll.me Get Users to Allow It to Sell Their Inbox Data?

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 13:30

For years now, people have been letting Unroll.me read the contents of their email inboxes, to help them unsubscribe from email spam. The service was endorsed by our sister site Lifehacker in 2011 for its effectiveness in finding and cleaning out unwanted subscriptions (and Gizmodo wrote about its iOS app release last…

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Why It's Time For America To Leave Afghanistan Behind

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 13:29

In Afghanistan, springtime means one thing: the start of another brutal fighting season. And if 2017 is anything like 2016 was, this fighting season could be the one that breaks the fledgling Afghan National Army for good.

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The FDA Just Cracked Down on 14 Companies Selling Fake Cancer Treatments

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 13:22

Asparagus might be good for you, but there is no firm evidence to suggest it can prevent cancer. And yet, the website for wellness company BioStar Organix listed it among multiple products that do just that. “Asparagus should be taken by everyone for heart, cancer prevention,” the website read. It can also treat…

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Titans Is the Next Live-Action DC TV Show, But It Won't Be on TV

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 12:43

It’s official: There’s another DC TV show on the way to add to your watch ist alongside Arrow, Supergirl, Flash, and like a dozen more at this point, and this time it’s a live-action Teen Titans show, which has long been in development limbo. But there’s a twist—it’s not going to be on TV, and neither is the next…

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Behold the James Webb Telescope in all Its Unfurled Glory

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 12:30

Like a dandelion reaching up to the sky on a warm spring day, the James Webb Telescope peers upwards in this stunning new photo released today by NASA. Still under construction, the powerful space-bound telescope will soon be shipped across the country for the next phase of its development.

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How Three Kids With No Experience Beat Square And Translated Final Fantasy V Into English

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 11:30

One day in the late 1990s, Myria walked into the Irvine High School computer room and spotted a boy playing Final Fantasy V. There were two unusual things about this. The first was that Final Fantasy V had not actually come out in the United States. To play the 1992 Japanese game in English, you’d have to download a…

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