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With its premium nylon construction and 6,000+ bend lifespan, Anker’s PowerLine+ run laps around Apple’s own Lightning cables, at a lower price point. For a limited time, you can get the 10' model (in all four colors) for just $13 with promo code ANKER823. I have a similar 10' Anker cable running behind my couch, and…Read more...

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A third Gremlins might finally be on the way. Han and Lando get acquainted in the latest Solo: A Star Wars Story TV spot. Gotham teases some major shakeups coming in its season finale. The long-rumored Borderlands movie could have found a director. Plus, new footage from The Flash, and the Maleficent sequel finds a…Read more...

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Pack your travel stuff into a new Timbuk2 bag. Today only, Amazon is marking down six different styles of Timbuk2 bags: The Classic Messenger, the small and medium Closer Case, The Blink Pack, The Transit Briefcase, and The Ramble Pack. All of them are under $120, with most in the $75 range, which means you can…Read more...

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You might not have an immediate need for a pressure washer, but if you own a home, it’s a useful thing to stash in the back or your garage. Today only, Amazon’s spraying out deals on a couple different models from GreenWorks, plus a bunch of accessories.Read more...

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National Transportation Safety Board investigators have possibly found a major clue as to why a Boeing 737 engine exploded, sucking 43-year-old passenger Jennifer Riordan partially out of a window shredded by shrapnel, resulting in her death.Read more...

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As our descent into national madness continues, some have been sounding warning bells about a possible “fake news apocalypse”—the idea that technology is making it easier than ever to generate disinformation and propaganda and quickly disseminate it to legions of people online, with little checks on the process.…Read more...

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Two big stories dropped about CIA director, Secretary of State designate, and virulent homophobe Mike Pompeo on Tuesday. Taken together, they highlight a key fact of the Trump presidency: the old man is winging it.Read more...

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The IRS’s direct payment system crashed hard on Tuesday, which just so happens to be the filing deadline for returns from 2017. As a result, numerous taxpayers who waited until the last minute complained that they would be forced to turn to high-fee alternative methods or brave Mad Max-style conditions at the Post…Read more...

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Tammie Jo Shults, reportedly one of the pilots responsible for landing the Southwest Airlines flight 1380 that experienced an engine explosion earlier today, was also one of the first women pilots in the Navy and one of the first women to fly the F/A 18 fighter jet.Read more...

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On Wednesday, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler along with California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, the California Labor Federation, and the Economic Policy Institute will announce legislation that could have a crucial impact on fixing systemic sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Read more...

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A Chicago-based startup, Cameo, is offering customers personalized video messages from a suite of 1,400 athletes, reality stars, and YouTube talent. For a fee, customers can choose a familiar face from Cameo’s roster to deliver birthday wishes or congratulations to their friends and family. An iOS app is launching…Read more...

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A Canadian naturopath is feeling the heat after she published a blog post about treating a young child’s behavioral problems with a homeopathic remedy made from the saliva of a rabid dog. But it’s really only the latest episode to highlight the absurdity of the popular alternative “medicine.”Read more...

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Cambridge Analytica, the disgraced data firm that guided the Trump campaign’s digital strategy and sparked Facebook’s latest troubles, reportedly wanted to branch out into shadier business: digital currencies. According to a former Cambridge employee, the planned token was aimed at giving people more control over…Read more...

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A website run by the US Justice Department and used to gather information about missing and abducted children is redirecting visitors to porn web pages with names such as “schoolgirl porn” and “ungrateful huge boobs Indian wife being a slut,” Gizmodo has discovered.Read more...

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Ketamine, a drug that’s been retooled as a “breakthrough” in depression treatment, is one step closer to becoming mainstream medicine, thanks to the results of a Phase II clinical trial published this week in the American Journal of Psychiatry. But some experts are wary of creating a new drug-abuse crisis by…Read more...

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Republicans may be lukewarm on climate policy, but they’re all about that wind energy, according to a report on the state of wind power in the U.S. released Tuesday by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).Read more...

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Science textbooks will tell you that the human body has just a couple hundred types of cells. But efforts to catalog all the cells in the human body suggest that number is a multiple many, many times larger.Read more...

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Tesla will operate its assembly plant in California “24/7" as part of an effort to ramp up production of the Model 3 sedan to 6,000 units per week by June, CEO Elon Musk told the company Tuesday, in an email obtained by Jalopnik.Read more...

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Audiences don’t go see a movie like Rampage for things like “logic.” They go to see big monsters destroy things, and Rampage certainly delivers on that promise. However, speaking about logic, or lack thereof, in a movie like Rampage can often times be just as fun as the mindless spectacle. So let’s have some fun.Read more...

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You aren’t getting the most out of your computer monitor until you put it on a fully articulating and rotating arm. This one from North Bayou can hold monitors up to 27", and even includes cable routing and a USB hub on the base that can be easier to reach than the USB ports on the back of your display. At $20, it’s…Read more...

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With its rushing rivers, sprawling canyons, and lush forests, Yellowstone National Park is an absolute treasure, but buried deep beneath its picturesque surface lies a hell that’s just waiting to be unleashed. Using computer models, researchers have simulated the conditions beneath North America’s largest…Read more...

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Finally, scientists have delivered exactly what you’ve been asking for: an edible polymer gel made with caffeine. Finally. Read more...

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FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, a passionate advocate for protecting net neutrality, announced plans on Tuesday to step down from the agency.Read more...

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Americans are scrambling to get their taxes filed with Uncle Sam on Tuesday, and as they cross the final hurdle on the Internal Revenue Services website, they’re getting a disturbing message: Direct Pay is currently unavailable. The Acting Commissioner for the IRS says you still have to pay, though.Read more...

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Remember the little calculator you had in school that powered itself via a tiny solar panel? Logitech makes an entire wireless keyboard based on the same concept, and it’s on sale for $38 today, within a few bucks of an all-time low. Assuming you don’t live in a cave, you’ll never have to charge it.Read more...

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