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 2018-04-23 00:35 

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Westworld Returns, Amazon's Food Stamp Problem, and DOJ Porn: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week...

This world is not what it seems. Lurking beneath the sloppy mess and noise of our interconnected world lies something deeper, something secret—a maze of everlasting mysteries one can only hope to solve in this lifetime. Either that or it's all j...

 2018-04-22 23:30 

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FTC: Phone Scammers Are Impersonating Chinese Consulate Staff, Have Made Off With Millions...

Mankind, in their arrogance, once thought they had conquered their immortal enemy: The scam robocall. Unfortunately, thanks in large part to laziness by cell phone carriers, they've been back with a vengeance in recent years. Internet-powered robocall...

 2018-04-22 21:34 

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Eventbrite's Bonkers 10,000 Word User Agreement Allows It to Film, Own Copyright From Any Event...

Eventbrite is one of the largest event hosting platforms on the planet. It's been used to plan millions of events in more than 180 countries. As it turns out, unbeknownst to the thousands of event creators and millions of attendees, the company has ma...

 2018-04-22 20:15 

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Report: Facebook Is Fueling Violence in Sri Lanka, and Did Basically Nothing to Stop It...

Facebook has been taking a lot of heat for myriad controversies in the US, including its jaw-dropping data privacy screwups and allegations it is maybe wrecking democracy by helping fuel online echo chambers. But as skeptical as many stateside are getting...

 2018-04-22 19:10 

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This AI-Controlled Roach Breeding Site Is a Nightmare Factory...

In the city of Xichang, located in the southwestern Sichuan province, there is a massive, artificial intelligence-powered roach breeding farm that is producing more than six billion cockroaches per year....

 2018-04-22 17:00 

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Diet Soda Might Still Contribute to Diabetes, Rat Study Suggests...

For as long as artificial sweeteners have existed, people have been warned about their supposed health risks such as cancer and multiple sclerosis. But while these claims are routinely debunked as nothing more than junk science, some research—includ...

 2018-04-22 16:46 

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Only 'Verified' Buyers Can Review James Comey's Book on Amazon, Much to the Dismay of Trump Supporters...

Reviewers hoping to share their thoughts on former FBI director James Comey's new book A Higher Loyalty will have to have the conversation somewhere other than Amazon. The massive online retailer is limiting the ability to post reviews to those who pu...

 2018-04-22 16:45 

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Despite Denials, Turns Out Scott Pruitt Did Meet With the Lobbyist Who Gave Him a Sweetheart Rental Deal...

Scott Pruitt, the increasingly scandal-mired, climate change-denying chief of the Environmental Protection Agency, met personally at the agency's headquarters with a lobbyist who later gave him a sweetheart deal on an apartment, despite denials to the...

 2018-04-21 23:15 

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Coinbase Reportedly Shuts Down Wikileaks Store, Assange Calls for Boycott in Response...

Wikileaks, the whistle-blowing organization which is now almost solely run by founder and fugitive Julian Assange from a small room in the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he is claiming asylum from the police, claims that one of its official stores has...

 2018-04-21 21:55 

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EPA Pulls Public Documents Regarding Its Proposed Transparency Policy...

Internal emails that revealed the Environmental Protection Agency has been pursuing a plan to restrict the type of scientific research the agency uses to write environmental policy have been removed from an online portal that made the documents publicly a...

 2018-04-21 19:30 

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Florida Police Allegedly Crash Funeral Home to Unlock Phone With Slain Man's Fingerprints...

Largo, Florida police detectives entered a funeral home in Clearwater and attempted to unlock the phone of a man killed by another officer at a traffic stop a month earlier using the deceased man's hands, the Tampa Bay Times reported....

 2018-04-21 18:36 

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'Cyber Terrorist' Teen Who Hacked CIA Director John Brennan Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison...

A British teenager who gained notoriety for hacking a number of high profile United States government employees including former CIA director John Brennan and former director of intelligence James Clapper was sentenced Friday to two years in prison....

 2018-04-21 16:45 

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Report: Trump May Seek Wartime Authority to Boost Coal and Nuclear Plants...

Donald Trump's administration is considering invoking sweeping wartime powers to pump up coal and nuclear power plants that are losing out against competitors in the natural gas industry....

 2018-04-21 15:46 

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Jaywalking in China Can Get You Hit with a Stream of Water...

Citizens and visitors to the city of Daye in China's Hubei province have a new incentive to pay attention to traffic signals: if they don't, they can get sprayed with water....

 2018-04-21 04:02 

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Facebook Already Spent $3.3 Million Lobbying this Year...

Facebook spent $3.3 million on lobbying in the United States during the first quarter of 2018, disclosures filed with the government Friday showed. The multi-million dollar effort marks the largest tab the company has ever racked up on lobbying in a singl...

 2018-04-21 01:36 

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Apple Can't Stop Fucking Up Batteries, Offers Replacements for MacBook Pros...

Apple announced Friday that it discovered "a limited number" of its line of MacBook Pro laptops suffer from a potentially faulty component that can cause the battery to expand. The company is offering to replace the batteries in affected machines ...

 2018-04-20 23:06 

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Flickr Takes Another Sad Turn, Gets Bought by Something Called SmugMug...

In the latest of an endless series of unfortunate events to befall the once beloved photo-sharing service Flickr, the company has been resurrected from the grave of Yahoo and bought for an undisclosed amount by premium photo-hosting platform SmugMug....

 2018-04-20 22:31 

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Verizon and AT&T Reportedly Under DOJ Investigation for Potential Collusion...

People have long accused Verizon and AT&T of abusing their market share to the detriment of the overall wireless market. But the two may have crossed a legal line: The Justice Department has reportedly launched an investigation into alleged collusion by V...

 2018-04-20 22:14 

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CDC: Throw Your Romaine Lettuce in the Trash Right Now...

On this most blessed of days, the Centers for Disease and Prevention is telling everyone to stay the hell away from a different sort of green, one that might cause you to have bloody diarrhea and vomiting for days on end: romaine lettuce....

 2018-04-20 21:45 

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Texas Court Strikes Down Revenge Porn Law for Being 'Overbroad'...

A state appeals court in Texas has struck down a 2015 revenge porn law, arguing that it was written too broadly and infringed on free speech protections....

 2018-04-20 21:25 

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Ultra-Cold Atoms Recreate the Expanding Universe in Tabletop Experiment...

Eerie similarities unite vastly different scientific ideas in sometimes utterly surprising ways. One of these similarities may have allowed scientists to recreate the expanding universe—on a countertop....

 2018-04-20 20:55 

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Weekend Long Reads: Facebook's New Data Policy...

It's Friday, and that means you'll soon get some sleep, wake up refreshed, pour a cup of Joe, and finally read Paul Ford's 38,000-word article about coding from 2015. But wait, Facebook just stepped in and dropped its new data policy. And now ...

 2018-04-20 20:32 

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Twitter Bans Kaspersky Labs Ads Over Alleged Ties to Russian Intelligence...

Citing accusations of ties between Kaspersky Labs and Russian intelligence, Twitter has moved to ban the Moscow-based security and antivirus provider from continuing to advertise on its platform....

 2018-04-20 18:50 

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An FDA Panel Just Recommended an Epilepsy Drug Made from Cannabis...

This year, the Food and Drug Administration is joining stoners the world over in celebrating 4/20....

 2018-04-20 17:50 

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SunTrust Bank Says Employee May Have Stolen 1.5 Million Customers' Info and Given It to Criminals...

On Friday, SunTrust bank announced it was offering identity protection services at no charge to all of its clients in the form of Experian IDnotify. Perfect timing, as the company also announced—in the very same press release—a possible data b...

 2018-04-20 17:40 

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Democrats Sue Trump Campaign Aides, Alleging Collusion With Russia, WikiLeaks in 2016...

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) filed a lawsuit in federal court on Friday alleging the Trump campaign conspired with WikiLeaks and the Russian government to sow chaos during the 2016 election and advantage Trump in the race for the White House....

 2018-04-20 17:20 

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Just One Puff of Low-THC Weed Can Help Ease Sadness, Study Finds...

It might take just one puff of cannabis to quickly if temporarily dull depression, depending on the strain, suggests a new study published this month in the Journal of Affective Disorders. But smoking weed for too long might also make you sadder over time...

 2018-04-20 17:10 

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Elementary Student Arrested for Child Pornography After Snapchatting Nude Photos of Herself...

Two students at an elementary school in Louisiana were arrested on Wednesday for distributing child pornography. According to the Slidell Police Department, the female student sent nude photos of herself to the male student, who then sent the photos of he...

 2018-04-20 17:00 

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Can a Loud Noise Really Bring Down a Data Center?...

This week, a Nasdaq Nordic stock exchange data center in Finland was taken down by its fire suppression system. But these systems don't use water to quench the flames, so how can they knock out a bunch of hard drives?...

 2018-04-20 16:50 

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Great News: Innovation Is Alive and Well in the Vape Industry...

In recent years, vaping has come into its own as a hobbyist community, cigarette-quitting alternative, and industry. There's a vape or vape product for just about every type of smoker or vaper. From people who want to recreate the tight draw and high ...

 2018-04-20 16:40 

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Looks Like OLEDs for iPhones Are Still Really Hard to Make...

After last year's delayed iPhone X release, Apple is trying to snag a few extra screens for its 2018 batch of iPhones. Unfortunately, the company is apparently running into trouble with its OLED display manufacturing partners, according to a Wall Stre...

 2018-04-20 16:30 

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WWII Sub Rumored to Have Taken Top Nazis to South America Found Off Danish Coast...

In the dying days of World War II, a German sub was reportedly sunk near the Danish coast, but the wreck was never found, leading to speculation that high-ranking Nazi officials—even possibly Adolf Hitler himself—used the high-tech vessel to e...

 2018-04-20 16:00 

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The Screen Actors Guild Wants to Protect Its Members From Deepfakes...

The labor union representing Hollywood's actors, singers and other media artists wants to make sure its members aren't digitally manipulated into porn stars without their consent. In the most recent issue of its union magazine, the Screen Actors G...

 2018-04-20 15:50 

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Top GOP Lawmaker Says Internet 'Fast Lanes' Are Just Like Priority TSA Lines, and Who Doesn't Love Those?...

If we're being honest, the best thing about TSA Pre-Check isn't that you spend $85 to keep your shoes on when you go through airport security. It's that, for a brief moment, you get to be a Have, filing past the miserable Have Nots in the gene...

 2018-04-20 15:40 

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What Is HD Vinyl and Is It Legit?...

Last week a nerdier segment of the music world was abuzz with the news that an Austrian company Rebeat had taken a $4.8 million dollar investment to help bring its "HD vinyl" records to market by mid 2019. Huh? HD vinyl? How does one make the last...

 2018-04-20 15:28 

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AT&T CEO Says New $15 Streaming Service Is Great Reason for Court to Approve Its Unstoppable Empire...

The Justice Department's antitrust case opposing the merger of media giants Time Warner and AT&T is in its final stages. And on Thursday, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson took the witness stand to argue that the deal couldn't hurt competition because t...

 2018-04-20 14:50 

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This Video Streaming Breakthrough Could Lead to Smart Glasses You Might Actually Want to Wear...

One of the many inconveniences that doomed wearable products like Google Glass and Snap's Spectacles was the need to charge them every night. Streaming video and data requires a lot of power, and that takes a tremendous toll on a tiny battery. But eng...

 2018-04-20 13:51 

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Hubble Releases Mind-Blowing New Images of the Lagoon Nebula to Honor Its 28th Anniversary...

NASA has released incredible new images of the Lagoon Nebula taken by the Hubble space telescope, in honor of its 28th anniversary and presumably 4/20. Dude... have you ever like... thought about how small we are... and how big the universe is...?...

 2018-04-20 12:00 

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James Comey Scheduled to Speak at Amazon Employee Event on Monday...

Former FBI director James Comey is scheduled to speak at Amazon headquarters in Seattle on Monday. And so far, President Trump hasn't tweeted about it. That will probably change once Fox News gets the memo....

 2018-04-20 04:20 

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Google is Making Another Goddamn Messaging Service Because of Course it is...

Google, apparently unsatisfied with the already incredibly long list of short-lived communications solutions that it has produced, is taking one more shot messaging. According to The Verge, the latest attempt is called Chat....

 2018-04-20 02:24 

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Southwest Reportedly Protested Safety Checks Designed to Prevent Engine Failures...

As the National Transportation Safety Board continues to investigate what caused an engine explosion on a Southwest flight that led to the death of a passenger earlier this week, Reuters reported the airlines fought against new inspections rules proposed ...

 2018-04-19 23:35 

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A Recent Update from Google Could Severely Hamper Anti-Censorship Tools...

A recent change to Google's App Engine will discontinue a practice called domain-fronting, an essential technique used by dozens of internet freedom tools designed to allow users to work around state-level internet censorship....

 2018-04-19 21:55 

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Tech Workers Ask Google, Microsoft, IBM, and Amazon to Not Pursue Pentagon Contracts...

Google employees have spent the past few months pushing back against their company's involvement in Project Maven, a Department of Defense initiative to enhance image processing of drone footage using artificial intelligence. As Gizmodo first reported...

 2018-04-19 21:45 

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New Species of 'Exploding Ant' Discovered in Borneo...

When confronted by an enemy, Southeast Asian "exploding ants" do exactly what their name implies: they explode. Ignored for decades, researchers have completed a detailed survey of these enigmatic ants, discovering over a dozen species that fit in...

 2018-04-19 21:25 

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This Gene-Editing Breakthrough Could Provide Hyper-Specific Cancer Diagnoses...

Ever since researchers first discovered that bacterial immune systems could be hijacked to selectively change DNA in living creatures, CRISPR gene-editing technology has been limited by the boundaries of the cell wall. CRISPR allows scientists to cut and ...

 2018-04-19 21:01 

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FTC Privacy Audits of Companies Like Facebook and Google Are 'Woefully Inadequate'...

When Mark Zuckerberg appeared before Congress last week, several lawmakers grilled him on Facebook's failures to comply with a 2011 consent decree that required the social media company to submit routine privacy audits to the Federal Trade Commission....

 2018-04-19 20:00 

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Man Finds Mystery $500,000 in His Bank Account—and It May Belong to Backpage's Founder...

A Phoenix news station reports a bizarre incident involving a $500,000 check mistakenly deposited into the bank account of a recent law school graduate....

 2018-04-19 19:50 

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Here's How Scientists Bent Diamonds...

A team of physicists has figured out how to bend diamonds, according to a new paper. Okay, we're talking about nano-scale diamond needles here. But it's an impressive feat, because while diamonds are known for their hardness, these rocks will brea...

 2018-04-19 19:30 

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Bill Gates Backs Plan to Surveil the Entire Planet From Space...

EarthNow is a new company looking to provide satellite imagery and live video in virtually real-time. Its unsettling pitch describes a network of satellites that can see any corner of the globe and provide live video with a latency of about a second. And ...

 2018-04-19 19:15 

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Senate Confirms Non-Scientist Jim Bridenstine as NASA Head...

The US Senate voted to confirm Jim Bridenstine as the NASA administrator in a 50-49 vote today. The position has been vacant since January 2017. President Trump first nominated Bridenstine this past September....

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