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Amazon's Anker Gold Box Is Overflowing With Charging Gear, Including USB-C Batteries
Amazon and Anker are at it again with a huge one-day Gold Box deal full of must-have charging gear.Read more...
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Leia Finds a Pint-Sized Battle Partner in the Latest Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures Short
The latest Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures short takes us to the forest moon of Endor, where Princess Leia gets separated from the rest of the Rebel Alliance and encounters a small but feisty native: Wicket the Ewok. Read more...
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Amazon Will Force Its Flex Delivery Drivers to Snap Selfies for Face-Recognition Authentication
Amazon’s internal delivery service, Amazon Flex, will require its drivers to take photos of themselves to be validated with facial recognition.Read more...
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Medical Files of 145,000 Vulnerable Rehab Patients Carelessly Leaked Online
The leaks are never-ending; but naturally, some are more sensitive than others.Read more...
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NYC Swears Its Face-Scanning Tech Is Fake and Only Meant to Scare People Out of Doing Crimes
It’s a tale of two cities.Read more...
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Striking Photos Capture the Unnatural Transformation of the Amazon Rainforest
There was this moment last year when I was sitting in the quietest place in the U.S. and a plane flew overhead, breaking the cocoon of natural sound. It was the sonic emulation of the world we’re creating, writ large. Humanity has crept into every nook and cranny of the planet, and now we’re being forced to confront…Read more...
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Scribd's Copyright Robocops Are Automatically Taking Down the Mueller Report
Scribd has become a popular place for people to upload PDF documents to share with the world. But the hosting site’s algorithms aren’t handling the release of the Mueller Report very well, according to a new report from Quartz. Scribd’s robots are flagging the document as a copyrighted work, despite the fact that, as…Read more...
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Porn Regulators Powerless Against Horny British Teens
On Wednesday, the UK government announced that starting July 15, porn providers online would be required to roll out age verification systems on their websites, only allowing those 18 and older to access their content. But one should not underestimate the will of the horny—porn, uh, finds a way, and adult content…Read more...
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FBI Refuses to Say Which 'Experts' Inform Its Director's Bad Take on Encryption
Before he was approved to lead the FBI, Christopher Wray met privately with Senator Ron Wyden, easily the sharpest privacy hawk in Congress. The topic of their conversation, one of many Wray would hold with lawmakers during his confirmation process, was encryption. The FBI has long held controversial views on the…Read more...
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Is It Illegal to Refuse to Vaccinate Your Kid In New York? This Court Says Yes
Amidst a major measles outbreak in New York and other areas across the country, five unnamed mothers sued New York City to bar the municipality from requiring people to have measles-mumps-rubella vaccination. But a Brooklyn judge has upheld the mandate.Read more...
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Foxconn's Wisconsin Facility is a Ghost Town Where Workers Are Just 'Moving Dirt Around'
The people of Wisconsin are at their wit’s end, trying to figure out what to do about a Foxconn facility that has so far failed to create thousands of jobs. And the Democratic governor, Tony Evers, signaled this week that the deal signed by his predecessor, which provided $4 billion worth of subsidies and…Read more...
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A 'Concreteberg' as Long as a Football Field Has Clogged London's Sewers
Let’s play a game called Good Idea Bad Idea. Good idea: flushing only biodegradable materials down the toilet. Bad idea: pouring a metric ton of concrete down a drain and into a Victorian-era sewer system.Read more...
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Even a Little Bit of Exercise Can Keep Your Brain From Shrinking, Study Suggests
Staying fit could help keep your brain from shrinking and aging in your older years, suggests a new study out Friday. It found that middle-aged and elderly Americans who regularly even got an hour of light exercise during their weekly routine had larger brains on average than those who didn’t.Read more...
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Email Aliases Are One of the Most Underused, Sanity-Improving Hacks
We’re all fighting a battle against the daily deluge of incoming emails, and one of the ways you can turn the tide—and get your inbox a little more organized—is by creating an email alias. This feature is available on email services from Google, Apple, and Microsoft, and is also useful for protecting your identity and…Read more...
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Elon Musk's D.C. to Baltimore Tunnel Sounds Worse than Pointless
What if I proposed digging two 35-mile tunnels that would begin and end right next to two train stations that currently have service between one another? And this tunnel would be right underneath an existing highway? But this tunnel would be used to skim cars along tracks at speeds no one has achieved yet? And it…Read more...
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The Man Behind Game of Thrones’ Languages Taught Us to Say ‘Release the Snyder Cut’ in High Valyrian
We all know that one of Game of Thrones’ favorite phrases is “fuck off,” but we haven’t heard it uttered in High Valyrian, the elegant and beautiful language of Old Valyria. Until now. We invited Game of Thrones language inventor David J. Peterson to translate and explain some popular nerd culture phrases for us. Read more...
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Alienware's Area-51m Is a Gaming Monster That Tackles Some of the Biggest Problems With Overkill Laptops
Like top-of-the-line Alienware portables before it, the Area-51m “laptop” is gigantic, expensive, and won’t fool anyone into thinking it’s anything but a device for Rockstar-swilling gamers. But at the same time, it’s a departure from previous laptops in ways that a least try to address some of those problems. And…Read more...
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This Is the Cheapest Roomba We've Ever Seen
The Roomba 614 is the most entry level Roomba, but still, we’ve never seen an authentic iRobot vacuum for $150. Hell, we’ve never seen one for under $200.Read more...
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Friday's Best Deals: Kate Spade, HyperX, Smart Scale, and More
A J.Crew Factory sale, Nanoleaf smart light panels, and a discounted AeroGarden lead off Friday’s best deals from around the web.Read more...
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Anker's Newest Smart Scale Went On a Price Diet
If you’re watching your weight in the lead-up to beach season, a smart scale can keep you honest by tracking your progress over time, and syncing to your other fitness and diet apps via Apple HomeKit and Google Fit.Read more...
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The Worst Thing About Instagram Might Be Going Away
The only good social network is evidently toying with the idea of purging the worst thing about social media—and I, for one, couldn’t be more on board.Read more...
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Look All Around Your House With This $24 Pan-and-Tilt Security Camera
Want to keep an eye on your house while you’re away on vacation, or just want to check in and say hi to your dog while you’re at work? This 1080p IP security camera from ANNKE can pan, tilt, and record straight to a microSD card if you don’t want to pay for the optional cloud storage plan. Either way though, you can…Read more...
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Rare Recordings of Elusive River Dolphins Show They Are Surprisingly Chatty
Discovered to be a unique species just five years ago, the Araguaian river dolphin of Brazil is a fascinating, yet poorly understood, aquatic creature. As new research shows, these dolphins produce a surprising array of sounds—an important clue in our understanding of how and why dolphins evolved the capacity for…Read more...
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Lyft's Messy IPO Gets More Complicated Thanks to Two Investor Class-Action Lawsuits
Lyft’s initial public offering headache just got worse.Read more...
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Guess Who's Moving Into the Chewable Bar Space in a More Disruptive Way
Today, the CEO of Silicon Valley-spawned startup told TechCrunch that his company was “moving into the chewable bar space in a more disruptive way.” That is, they’re making snack bars now.Read more...
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Hubble Telescope Turns 29, Shares Incredible Photo of Southern Crab Nebula to Celebrate
Hubble scientists like to honor the telescope’s birthday with an annual release of 4/20-worthy space porn, and this year’s pic is as stunning as ever. The image, in full below, offers an updated view of the Southern Crab Nebula.Read more...
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'We Are Treated Like Animals,' Say Amazon Flex Drivers
Both white collar and blue collar workers for Amazon have complained of a variety of inhuman working conditions, even they have it better than the absolute lowest rung on the Amazon employment chart: “Flex” drivers, who lack job security, benefits, and decent pay—and who say they are desperate for change.Read more...
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New Update Gives the Galaxy S10 a Real Night Mode
Almost every high-end phone has some kind of night mode nowadays: Google has Night Sight, LG has Night View, and Samsung has Bright Night. Unfortunately, Samsung’s version has some weird restrictions that only enables Bright Night in very low light conditions, instead of letting you turn it on whenever you want. It’s…Read more...
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Facebook Picked a Great Day to Reveal That It Exposed 'Millions' of Instagram Passwords
On Thursday, at just about the same time as the most highly anticipated government document of the decade was released in Washington D.C., Facebook updated a month-old blog post to note that actually a security incident impacted “millions” of Instagram users and not “tens of thousands” as they said at first.Read more...
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Apple Won't Sell You a Keyboard/Trackpad Combo, But This Accessory Lets You Build Your Own
Do you need to connect your Magic Keyboard and your Magic Trackpad together into one seamless slab? No. Did Jony Ive design them with the exact same profile so that you could, even if Apple would never actually sell you an affordable accessory that would do it? Almost certainly.Read more...
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