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A new report claims that a subcontractor working for Russia’s intelligence service has a botnet capable of manipulating trends on social media platforms on a “massive scale.” The report, published Thursday by the cybersecurity firm Nisos, alleges that the Moscow-based firm 0day Technologies can spread disinformation…Read more...

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Joining The Batman’s Robert Pattinson in Mickey7, the upcoming sci-fi film from auteur Bong Joon Ho, are Naomi Ackie (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker), Toni Collette (Nightmare Alley), and Mark Ruffalo (The Adam Project, She-Hulk). It’s been a while since the director’s multi-Oscar haul for Parasite and we couldn’t…Read more...

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Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of the best bare-chested toys and collectibles on the internet. This week all other toy news is irrelevant as, just like life, Mattel Creations has found a way to bring us more Jeff Goldblum than we deserve. Hold onto your butts as you check it out!Read more...

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Amazon’s head of devices took a swipe at Meta on Thursday, saying the company is working on enhancing a virtual world that will entice people to neglect the real world.Read more...

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Law enforcement agencies are finding new and flawed ways to try to arrest more people all the time. And police have been using posts on sites like Facebook and Instagram to track down and charge protestors suspected of property destruction for years. Now, newly released documents show that Chicago cops can catfish as…Read more...

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For most people, Christmas comes at the end of December. For Hallmark collectors, it comes much earlier than that—on the day Hallmark announces all of its ornaments for the coming year. Hundreds and hundreds of ornaments for every single occasion, aimed at fans of basically anything and everything.Read more...

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It was a picture perfect launch of a ULA rocket Thursday evening at Cape Canaveral in Florida. The payload, a Boeing Starliner spacecraft, is now en route to the International Space Station, despite a bumpy orbital insertion burn. The capsule will attempt to dock at the orbital outpost at 7:10 p.m. EDT today, and you …Read more...

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Chinese telecommunications equipment is no longer wanted in the Great White North. Sorry! Canadian officials on Thursday announced a new ban on Huawei and ZTE 5G telecommunications equipment over alleged national security concerns. With the ban, Canada will join the U.S. U.K., Australia, and New Zealand, collectively…Read more...

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When a movie grosses $2 billion at the box office, especially in the middle of a global pandemic, a sequel should be all but inevitable. However, that’s not quite the case with Spider-Man: No Way Home. Though the film was by far the biggest hit of the past few years and, obviously, the studio would love to make a…Read more...

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OpenSea, the online NFT marketplace, has shut down trading of a certain Bored Ape amidst an ongoing ownership dispute case in Singapore. The NFT now sports a bright red disclaimer announcing that is has been “reported for suspicious activity.”Read more...

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The federal government is banking big on the idea of a climate change “undo” button.Read more...

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Halloween Horror Nights has finally announced the first official haunted house for its fall event on both coasts—just after we got back from a thrilling excursion at the Universal Orlando Resorts. Over on the Disney Parks side of things, we try to break down the complex process of getting a ticket for Guardians of the…Read more...

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Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner capsule is finally on its way to the International Space Station, despite a not-so-seamless start to its journey. The spacecraft experienced a malfunction when two thrusters failed to fire. Read more...

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It’s not hard to imagine that a parent would do anything to help an infant escape a dangerous situation, such as an apartment fire where egress through the front door and stairs isn’t an option. But according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, any rescue plans should not include these BabyRescue bags from…Read more...

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Nvidia’s rumored budget GeForce GTX 1630 desktop GPU will seemingly arrive in the next week or so, and when it does, it will likely be among the cheapest new cards on the market. VideoCardz reports that the GTX 1630 will essentially be a watered-down version of the GTX 1650, an entry-level graphics card released in…Read more...

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States in the northeast U.S. are expected to experience the country’s first major heatwave of 2022 this weekend, with temperatures cresting well over 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius).Read more...

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Since the release of Mad Max: Fury Road, director George Miller kept saying he had one little movie to finish before diving back into that world. Some small little thing he wanted to do. It stars Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton. It’s called Three Thousand Years of Longing. And no, he wouldn’t say what it’s about.Read more...

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There’s a lot of scandals hitting the Tesla CEO Elon Musk all at once, but at least he knows he has a friend in Brazil’s deforester-in-chief Jair Bolsonaro, a right-wing demagogue who similarly to Musk, has a very hard time taking any sort of public criticism, and has tried using the power of his office to make sure…Read more...

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Nearly three years have passed since audiences last took a trip to Hawkins, Indiana, but only six months have passed there. That’s when season four of Stranger Things picks up when it debuts May 27 and you can catch an extended glimpse right now. That’s because Netflix just released the first eight minutes of the…Read more...

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A startling discovery was made by two kayakers. It happened last summer, while the pair were paddling along the Minnesota River. Because the river had receded after a regional drought, they were able to see an object on the banks of the river. They went closer and saw that it looked like human remains.Read more...

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Hurricane season is just on the horizon, and this year rising temperatures are headed toward a “La Niña” effect that could cause bigger and stronger tropical storms in the Atlantic.Read more...

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Parts of Spain could see record-breaking heat this weekend as the country prepares for what could be the earliest summer heatwave on record, officials said this week.Read more...

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If you’re as restless as we are about the long-awaited return of Stranger Things, which debuted its third season nearly three years ago, Reddit has some fun digital treats to tide you over until the season four premiere next week.Read more...

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