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Elon Musk may have sent Dogecoin’s stock plummeting after he bombed on Saturday Night Live on May 8, but that doesn’t mean the Tesla and SpaceX CEO isn’t doing his part to boost the volatile cryptocurrency. Read more...

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Over the weekend, a cyberattack by the Russia-based ransomware gang DarkSide managed to hamstring America’s largest oil pipeline, Colonial, threatening to choke off significant energy flows to the East Coast. Read more...

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Well, you can’t say Netflix’s animated sci-fi anthology doesn’t give a fuck. It gives several.Read more...

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In the months of rumors leading up to Apple’s official AirTag reveal, I couldn’t help but shake the idea that somebody was going to try to stick one on their Apple TV remote. Of course, somebod(ies) absolutely did.Read more...

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Even though everything is so hunky-dory in the sovereign island of Krakoa that Marvel’s mutants are throwing a high-fashion party that actual real-life celebrities are attending, we all know the X-Men can’t have nice things for long. It sounds like the Hellfire Gala is going to go poorly... for two people in…Read more...

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After facing international backlash over impending updates to its privacy policy, WhatsApp has ever-so-slightly backtracked on the harsh consequences it initially planned for users who don’t accept them—but not entirely.Read more...

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Following the lead of Twitter, Facebook may now also prompt users to double-check whether they have actually read the goddamn article before potentially passing on hoaxes to some of their less discerning friends.Read more...

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Cyberattacks are rarely useful to anybody except cyber-attackers, but a recent ransomware incident has had some unexpected upsides for those in the right-to-repair community, new coverage from Motherboard suggests. Read more...

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In an open letter, forty-four attorneys general have beseeched Mark Zuckerberg to mercifully stop the company’s planned version of Instagram for children. Buzzfeed News discovered in March that Facebook—a company famous for platforming murderous rage and dangerous misinformation without consequence—has been developing…Read more...

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Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead hasn’t even come out yet and a spin-off film is already in the can. It’ll be called Army of Thieves and it’s directed by its star, Matthias Schweighöfer, who plays a safecracker named Dieter in both films. io9 spoke to Schweighöfer about getting to play in Zack Snyder’s zombie-infested…Read more...

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It seems like every month companies announce new wireless earbud options that offer improved battery life, better sound, and noise cancellation upgrades that help block out more of the world around you. In just a few short years, Bluetooth earbuds have gone from being bulky and not completely wireless to completely…Read more...

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On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration announced it would authorize the emergency use of the highly effective Pfizer/BioNTech covid-19 vaccine for children between the ages of 12 to 15. The vaccine is the first to be made available to the age group, though both it and Moderna’s similar mRNA vaccine are being…Read more...

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Archaeologists working at a cave site near Rome have found the mineralized remains of nine Neanderthals, in what’s being hailed as an “extraordinary discovery.” A significant number of these bones show clear signs of gnawing, leading the team to believe the Neanderthals were being preyed upon or scavenged by hyenas.Read more...

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Wacom’s cheapest drawing tablet, the 13-inch Wacom One, will still set you back $400. So instead of upgrading, Akaki Kuumeri built their own by creating a strap-on screen for an older Wacom tablet using $80 worth of purchased and 3D-printed parts.Read more...

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Last month, when MST3K creator Joel Hodgson announced a Kickstarter to fund the cult-favorite show’s 13th season, I guaranteed it would get funded and make its third resurrection. But even I didn’t expect this.Read more...

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The Food and Drug Administration has granted approval for an innovative smart pen cap system to help those with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes better manage their insulin dosage. This is huge news, as the system could help diabetics eliminate the guesswork when it comes to figuring out how much insulin to take, using…Read more...

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson has spent the last few months of his show just asking questions about the coronavirus vaccines—you know, the kind of disingenuous, false pretense questions deliberately designed to undermine public confidence in the safety and efficacy of vaccines rather than get any answers. He also won’t…Read more...

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Zack Snyder’s Justice League is a perfectly passable, unquestionably long comic book movie whose existence can be attributed to a number of factors beyond its director’s firm belief in his vision of what DC’s superheroes should look and act like on the silver screen.Read more...

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Spotify is rolling out a handful of new social features.Read more...

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Who among us hasn’t unknowingly fallen into an open manhole, or accidentally strolled into an active construction site, while distracted by our phones? But a problem caused by technology can only be solved with more technology, right? So a design student has created a wearable robotic third eye that warns distracted…Read more...

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Beloved as Marvel’s animated X-Men cartoon from the 1990s continues to be, we’ve long since looked back on the classic series and recognized how, in the grand scheme of things, traditionally powerful characters like Storm, Rogue, and Jean Grey were done few favors in terms of depicting them at the top of their games.…Read more...

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In recent years, Denmark has seen the fatality rate for out-of-home heart attacks slowly dwindle to record lows. One of the factors behind the decline, per a new Washington Post report, is an app that aims a swarm of volunteers at patients in need. Read more...

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The daughters of Thanos are in a race to retrieve the heart of a planet in a new YA book starring two of Marvel’s fiercest warriors. Gamora and Nebula: Sisters in Arms was written by Mackenzi Lee, who previously wrote the book Loki: Where Mischief Lies—and we’ve got an exclusive excerpt.Read more...

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Doctors in Oregon have described what might be one of the unluckiest encounters between man and tick ever documented. They report treating a 70-year-old man who became sick with three entirely different infections after a single tick bite. Read more...

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In an attempt to stave off a potential gasoline shortage and price spike on the East Coast, the Biden administration has issued an order allowing some truck drivers transporting gasoline to work overtime. The move follows the shutdown of one of the nation’s most crucial pipelines after it was hit by one of the biggest…Read more...

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