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Prosecutors in South Korea’s capital of Seoul said on Friday that they plan to investigate allegations tech giant Apple deliberately slowed down older models of iPhone to push customers towards purchasing pricier newer versions, the Korea Herald reported.Read more...

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If Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency does not implement restrictions on pesticides advocated in a recent National Marine Fisheries Services report, environmental activists and commercial fisheries hoping to preserve Pacific Northwest stocks of “salmon, sturgeon, orca and other endangered species” may file…Read more...

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Amazon’s first Amazon Go, a kind of grocery store without cashiers or a checkout line, will open to the public in Seattle on Monday in the first stage of an experiment that could usher in a new era of shopping.Read more...

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Switching its in-flight magazine Hemisphere to a lighter variety of paper that saved an ounce a copy has saved United Airlines 170,000 gallons of fuel a year, the L.A. Times reported on Saturday, citing an “internal message to employees.” Per the paper, the 11 fewer pounds a flight save approximately 170,000 gallons…Read more...

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According to a story that appeared in the Los Angeles Times, seasoned former auto executive Bob Lutz had some nice words to say about the Tesla’s Model S but some less-than-shining comments about Tesla itself.Read more...

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If you can’t be bothered to schlep to the gym during the winter, you can still keep in shape at home with this cleverly designed PowerBlock dumbbell set. Each dumbbell adjusts from 3 to 24 pounds in 3-pound increments with just the flick of a selector pin, so it’s basically like a complete weight rack that could…Read more...

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai isn’t rattled by former engineer James Damore’s lawsuit against the tech giant for alleged discrimination against white, conservative men, at least according to remarks he made this week to MSNBC and Recode .Read more...

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The new “End of Ze World” video looks just like the original for exactly two seconds. A few moments later, the long-awaited sequel to what many call the world’s first viral video displays a collage of missiles, pumpjacks, a Nazi flag, a hurricane, and protest signs. Your eyes will immediately drop to the one that says…Read more...

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Twitter admitted on Friday evening that its investigation into suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential elections had turned up what it believes were over 50,000 automated accounts linked to the Kremlin—and that it had identified 677,775 other accounts that “followed one of these accounts or retweeted or…Read more...

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The White House, specifically an Omarosa-Free Zone circa December 2017, continues to be plagued by Apprentice star-turned-former White House staffer Omarosa, with her everlasting affinity for appearing in places she does not belong and MAKING A SCENE. The New York Daily News reports that Omarosa, who was allegedly…Read more...

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While most Nintendo Switch carrying cases are designed for people using the console in portable mode, this AmazonBasics case is large enough to carry the dock and cables as well, so you could set it up at your friend’s house, or in a hotel room. It’s been as low as $16 in the past, but $20 is $10 less than usual.Read more...

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YouTubers, Instagram devotees and other vaguely influential social media “influencers” don’t have the greatest reputation as of late. That’s with fairly good reason, because whenever one of their controversies explodes into the real world it’s usually some kind of horrifying thing like Logan Paul’s Aokigahara forest…Read more...

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In the late 1970s, cars were getting smaller. While it took the United States a few years to figure out, the world collectively decided that cars didn’t need to be the size as an oil tanker. Read more...

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You may have been wondering, as my colleague, senior writer Monique Judge recently did, why “Las Vegas shooter” is trending again. It’s because authorities have found a mass of child pornography on his computer, according to authorities.Read more...

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Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt. These three words are the bane of Bitcoiners’ existence. Cryptocurrency enthusiasts use the acronym FUD to describe any negativity that might be swirling around the market that causes prices to drop. And the FUD was strong this week, when the whole cryptocurrency ecosphere got fucked.Read more...

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A coalition of U.S. hospitals has decided to take matters into its own hands in the face of ever-rising drug prices: The group is going to start its own drug company to compete with big pharma.Read more...

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You wouldn’t survive a stint on the hellish early Earth that existed between 2.5 billion and 4 billion years ago. There was almost no breathable free oxygen, for one thing. But scientists may have located an ancient oxygen oasis that existed prior to whatever event first oxygenated our atmosphere.Read more...

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When AncestryDNA sold some 1.5 million of its genetic testing kits over Black Friday weekend, it seemed like clear evidence that after years of being a niche product, consumer DNA testing had finely gone mainstream. The market is expected to keep booming. A new report out from market research firm Kalorama Information…Read more...

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 Jalopnik Having Driven The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe, I No Longer Care For Other Vehicles | Gizmodo I Can’t Fucking Believe How Dumb Facebook’s News Feed Update Is | Kotaku VR Chat Players Stop Trolling To Help Man Who Appears To Have Seizure | The Takeout Vodka cream pasta, a winner in 15 minutes | Lifehacker …Read more...

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Ichiro Suzuki may be out of a Major League Baseball gig, but perhaps he can take solace in a wasp recently named in his honor.Read more...

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Back in 2016, Massdrop’s HD 6XX, which was basically just a blue version of Sennheiser’s legendary HD 650 for way less money, blew a whole in the barrier to entry for audiophile-quality open-ear headphones. The HD 6XX repeatedly sold out before getting all the way down to $199. Well, the HD 58X is here, starting at…Read more...

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Aside from getting vaccinated (which everyone should), an important strategy to evading the flu is regularly washing your hands and avoiding contact with the sneezes, coughs, and snot of sick people. The logic behind this simple advice is that the influenza virus requires reasonably close contact with the fluids of a…Read more...

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Facebook has been teasing a massive overhaul to the News Feed—its core product—after widespread, utterly deserved criticism that it had acted as a megaphone for disinformation on an unprecedented scale. Today, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced how his platform will handle news, and it’s quite possibly the stupidest…Read more...

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What a strange, many-headed beast MoviePass seems to be. In addition to being a tech company, a payment service, a data network, and moviegoers’ sugar daddy, it’s now looking to own a piece of the movies that you go out to see.Read more...

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National parks became the poster child of the 2013 government shut down. Barricades were put up around national treasures and on the National Mall, people clambered over them, Congressional grandstanding took place at the World War II memorial. Republicans were pretty resoundingly blamed for the mess. Read more...

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