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Poor TiVo. The pioneer of live TV recording was just minding its own business, muddling along in a world it doesn’t recognize when news broke that Amazon is looking to start a fight. That’s all it takes to send investors fleeing. But why does reportedly Amazon want in on this antiquated market?Read more...

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The U.S. government is demanding for Facebook to “wiretap” its Messenger app so agents can hear a suspect’s spoken conversation, as a part of an investigation into the MS-13 gang, according a report from Reuters.Read more...

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“Our sex lives are about to get very interesting!” Maxine Lynn, an intellectual property attorney in the sex-tech space, tells me. The reason for her enthusiasm? A patent—or, rather, the absence of a patent, one that many say has inhibited innovation in the sex toy industry for two decades.Read more...

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The Spotify logo is tilted. It took me entirely too long to know this for sure.Read more...

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Up to this point, Nintendo Switch console bundle savings haven’t really been a thing. Right now though, Walmart’s taking preorders for the new Nintendo bundle of the Switch, plus Mario Tennis Aces and 1-2 Switch, for $359. You’re basically getting one of the two games for free at that price.Read more...

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OnePlus is well known among smartphone and tech enthusiasts, but more than four years after releasing its first handset and partnering with supermodels and trendy fashion brands like Colette to help push its products, OnePlus still isn’t exactly a household name in the U.S.Read more...

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Just when you think this wildfire season can’t get worse, something new comes along to remind you this year is truly one of rare horrors.Read more...

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Nearly all of Mars has been under the assault of a planet-wide dust storm since June. The nerve-wracking question: Is the Opportunity rover okay?Read more...

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The mere fact that we live in a universe boggles my mind every once in a while. But thankfully, our cosmic home is a place that follows rules; the laws of physics seem to agree everywhere, and galaxies are uniformly distributed throughout. Except for in this 300-million-light-year-long region, which seems to be…Read more...

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When I was a kid, my favorite movie in the world was 1985's Captain EO. Yes, the 17-minute Michael Jackson sci-fi fantasy played at the Disney theme parks, but it also made an appearance on TV. My parents recorded it on VHS for me, and I honestly wore out the tape rewatching it so many times. And if you loved the…Read more...

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Tesla shares fell by more than 8 percent on Friday morning as worries about an SEC investigation increased and CEO Elon Musk gave the New York Times an interview in which he discussed his mounting problems at the company. Despite everything, Musk says he’s just going to keep tweeting.Read more...

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posted about 13 hours ago on gizmodo
A small but very real percentage of people often smell odors that aren’t actually there. About one in 15 Americans over the age of 40 regularly experience so-called phantom odors. But we have no idea why, according to a new study published Thursday in JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery.Read more...

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A mysterious outbreak that seemingly sickened hundreds of Chipotle customers in Ohio might finally have a known culprit. On Thursday, health officials reported that traces of a common foodborne bug called Clostridium perfringens had been found in some of the victims’ stool samples. It’s likely the outbreak was spread…Read more...

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Humans have been producing and consuming cheese for a very long time, as the recent discovery of 3,200-year-old cheese in an ancient Egyptian tomb attests. Delicious though this cheese may have been, it was also a potential source of disease.Read more...

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On the morning of September 21, 2017, Carlos Lago and Justina Díaz Bisbal emerged from their household into a post-apocalyptic world. Their once-lush five-acre fruit farm in southern Puerto Rico was entirely stripped of its foliage. Tree limbs were broken or twisted; pieces of metal from nearby homes, trash, and even…Read more...

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posted about 14 hours ago on gizmodo
People often ask me, “What’s the point of a smart speaker?” Because as nice as it is to check the weather or set timers using your voice, those tasks can be performed just as easily on a smartphone. Read more...

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All wings, report in! The next animated series set in the galaxy far, far away is just two months away: Lucasfilm and Disney have confirmed that Star Wars Resistance is taking flight October 7. And we’ve finally got our first look at the anime-inspired visuals of the next animated chapter in the Star Wars saga.Read more...

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Great news for anyone doing crimes with bitcoin.Read more...

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They aren’t Sony’s best noise canceling Bluetooth headphones—that honor goes to the $300 WH1000XM2s—but these wireless over-ears are still a fantastic deal for $98, or $50-$100 less than usual, and the same price we saw on Prime Day. The WH-CH700Ns run for up to 30 hours in wireless noise canceling mode, or you can…Read more...

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We’ve seen lots of machine learning systems create strange new phrases and dreamlike images after being trained on large amounts of data. But a new website lets you do the generating, and the results are just as bizarre as you’d expect:Read more...

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Happy Friday! Your choice of premium underwear, affordable foam mattresses, and ultra-cheap melamine sponges lead off today’s best deals from around the web. Read more...

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posted about 16 hours ago on gizmodo
Joe Russo teases a darker Captain America and Black Widow in Avengers 4. Fox 21 and McG are teaming up for a Vampyr TV series. Star Trek: Discovery’s head makeup artist teases those big Klingon changes. Plus, tons of new American Horror Story promos, and Stephen Amell discusses Arrow’s most important new character.…Read more...

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posted about 16 hours ago on gizmodo
The Universe’s earliest epochs appear to be written into the small dwarf galaxies orbiting our own galactic home, the Milky Way.Read more...

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posted about 17 hours ago on gizmodo
The MSI PS42’s look is so bad, it might derail you. This laptop looks like it was made five years ago and probably by Acer or Toshiba. When I pulled it out of the box, I immediately made quite a few unpleasant noises about its appearance. Then I used it for a week, and while I still find the MSI PS42 to be one of the…Read more...

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Donald Trump only understands the world through the lens of popular culture. And a new story from The Daily Beast illustrates that perfectly. Read more...

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