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At least one Facebook app will soon be bathed in the shadowy beauty that is dark mode, that coveted color scheme where the background is black and my eyes aren’t so angry.Read more...

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A pernicious bug has struck some Pixel 3 devices, leaving smartphone photographers missing many of the images they take. Per Android Police, a fix for Google’s latest smartphone is on the way.Read more...

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In 1942, physiologist and Harvard Medical School researcher Walter Cannon published an academic paper with the sort of title you’d expect from a direct-to-video schlock horror flick: “Voodoo Death.”Read more...

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A recovery team working at the site of Brazil’s burnt-out National Museum in Rio de Janeiro have rescued several pieces of the 11,500-year-old Luzia skull—one of the most ancient human fossils ever discovered in the Americas. Read more...

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Terrance Everett has been on the wrong side of the law for most of his adult life. When he was 18, he had to register as a sex offender for having sex with a 15-year-old, because she was under the age of consent. In his 20s, he was, he says, “hanging with the wrong people doing the wrong things,” resulting in charges…Read more...

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Fitbit makes tons of things—from scales and smartwatches to wireless headphones—but mostly, Fitbit makes fitness trackers. It’s sold tens of millions of them, and it keeps releasing new ones even as interest in its trackers declines. Just this month, Fitbit upgraded its most popular fitness tracker line ever, the…Read more...

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In the final year of development on Red Dead Redemption 2, the upcoming Western game, the top directors decided to add black bars to the top and bottom of every non-interactive cutscene in hopes of making those scenes feel more cinematic, like an old-school cowboy film. Everyone agreed it was the right creative move,…Read more...

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Linux founder Linus Torvalds temporarily took time off from the organization in September in order to “get some assistance on how to understand people’s emotions and respond appropriately.” During his helm within the open-source software community, he developed a reputation for his egregious verbal abuse. Now, about a…Read more...

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If you’ve ever worked in IT, you know that most problems require eye-rollingly simple solutions. One, check that the device is plugged in. Two, turn the device off and back on again. Three, wiggle some things around. It appears that such thinking will fix the Hubble Space Telescope, which entered a safe mode two weeks…Read more...

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It’s increasingly difficult to expect privacy when you’re browsing online, so a non-profit in the UK is working to build the power of Tor’s anonymity network right into the heart of your smartphone.Read more...

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A privacy expert tasked with helping a new smart city development protect the data privacy of residents has resigned over concerns that her guidelines would be largely ignored.Read more...

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Corpse-freezing hasn’t exactly gone mainstream, but most people are now familiar with the concept: you lay out a ton of cash, sign some papers, and spend a couple post-death decades in a cutting-edge meat locker, calmly awaiting the conditions for your eventual revival. Over 300 cold, dead Americans—or dead, cold…Read more...

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If teens are the litmus test for what’s cool, Facebook is hurdling into mediocrity. A new survey indicates that slightly more than a third of teenagers use Facebook at least once a month, a number that has only decreased over the last few years.Read more...

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A remarkably intact ancient Greek merchant ship from 2,400 years ago has been found at the bottom of the Black Sea.Read more...

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The Verge is claiming that Apple plans to fix a major flaw found in the newest iPhones. Dubbed “Beautygate,” the current batch of iPhones including the XS, XS Max, and XR, have a tendency to be overly aggressive in beautifying the subjects of portraits.Read more...

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You might already be familiar with the quick fixes you can apply to your pictures after you’ve snapped them, right on your phone—but if you want to take your mobile photo editing to the next level there are tools and apps that can help here too. Here are six advanced tricks to try and how to apply them.Read more...

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Looking to get some trendy mid-century modern look without spending a fortune? Amazon is looking out for you by discounting a ton of their Rivet and Stone and Beam furniture, for a limited time.Read more...

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The more we look, the more we find potentially toxic microplastics—the tiny bits of debris that our plastic products crumble into—everywhere in the environment, the surrounding wildlife, and even our food and beer. So perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that new research released this week suggests that…Read more...

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The U.S. National Archives is doing a special Facebook Live at 11:30am ET/8:30am PT and just sent out a special teaser, with the question, “what’s in the cans?” And now I’ve never wanted to know the answer more to anything in my entire life.Read more...

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The A.V. Club From Lego Movie to Deadpool, “meta” comedy is everywhere | Deadspin Roman Reigns Announces Leukemia Diagnosis On WWE Raw, Relinquishes Universal Championship | Jezebel The Mountain Marries a Molehill | Splinter Is This Even a Dog Whistle? | Very Smart Brothas 8 Observations About a Ridiculous Beer…Read more...

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In 2005, Lee Scott, CEO of Walmart, was troubled. Activists had recently illuminated Walmart’s connections to human rights abuses, and his company’s stock was in worse shape than California’s water supply. Then, a storm arrived. As hurricane Katrina drowned the Gulf Coast coast, it provided Walmart its salvation. Read more...

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Shea Whigam teases his Joker character. Warner Bros. deals a heavy blow to its Six Billion Dollar Man reboot. Syfy has plans for Killer Klowns from Outer Space and Critters. Plus, new looks at Mary Poppins Returns and Legends of Tomorrow’s next episode, and Netflix adds a creepy mermaid show to its roster. Spoilers…Read more...

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Shark Ninja produces an interesting mix of kitchen appliances and vacuum cleaners, and a bunch of their greatest hits are on sale in today’s Amazon Gold Box.Read more...

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If you still have any mattresses with metal springs in them, today’s a great day to fix that. For one day only in Amazon’s Gold Box, Casper’s entry-level Essential mattresses are 20% off, in every size.Read more...

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Dyson is best known as a company that makes high-end vacuum cleaners, but it’s looking to cars for the future. The company announced back in September of 2017 that it was planning to get into the electric car business, and today Dyson gave the world a peek at how it’s going to make that happen with the announcement of…Read more...

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