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Andy Serkis, the actor who played Gollum in the Lord of the Rings series, was on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night. And Colbert, a huge LOTR nerd, had Serkis read President Trump’s tweets on air. It’s honestly just too perfect.Read more...

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You don’t need to sell a kidney to afford noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones; these 4 star-rated Cowin E-7s are just $38 right now, or $32 off with promo code 42YFK63R.Read more...

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Have you seen this photo of Donald Trump’s sons Donald Jr. and Eric? It made me do a double-take recently. But it’s not real. The photo has been altered to make the Trump brothers look like cartoon characters. Or something like that.Read more...

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The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has released video of a test conducted yesterday using a dummy missile that was launched north of Hawaii. The missile was obliterated by another missile shot from Alaska by the THAAD defense system. And it’s a not-so-subtle message to North Korea that the US is ready to shoot down…Read more...

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Because there’s nothing that reminds people of fried chicken more than a slick new smartphone. (And yes, this is real.)Read more...

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There are quite a few permutations of the Lord of the Rings films out there on Blu-ray, but the extended editions are the ones you want, and the extended trilogy pack is down to $26 on Amazon for Prime Day, complete with all three extended films totaling 11 hours, plus 26 hours of special features to boot. No wonder…Read more...

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Less than a year after Trump Hotels settled with the victims of a security breach, the luxury chain reports that guests at 14 Trump properties have had their payment card information stolen.Read more...

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Astronomers at the University of Cambridge have discovered a star that’s barely bigger than Saturn, making it the smallest stellar object known to science. Read more...

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Ants, through their Borg-like powers, are capable of performing complex cooperative feats that make solitary insects look useless. In an extraordinary example of this collective behavior, researchers have shown how fire ants, when confronted by a barrier, swarm together to create towers with their bodies, allowing the…Read more...

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Attempting to figure out what’s going on in Julian Assange’s head is a daily struggle. After moving into the Ecuadorean embassy in London seven years ago to avoid extradition to Sweden on since-dropped sexual assault allegations, the 46-year-old has remained holed up there with Twitter as his main means of…Read more...

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A nationally-representative study on online harassment released by Pew Research today confirms what most of us already know: the internet is absolutely chock full of abusive shitheads.Read more...

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When Contact first opened, 20 years ago today, I thought it was a masterpiece. For a soon-to-be high school senior, Robert Zemeckis’ adaptation of Carl Sagan’s novel was the perfect Hollywood mix of thought-provoking ideas and spectacle. It wasn’t until years later I realized how divided fellow films fans were on the…Read more...

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Humanity is advancing rapidly towards a place where the news sounds an awful lot like science fiction. In fact, yesterday, Chinese scientists reported that they “teleported” a photon over hundreds of miles using a “quantum satellite.” But this isn’t Star Trek. It’s the real world.Read more...

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Over the weekend, a banjo jauntily strummed on the airwaves of Mansfield 103.2, a local radio station in England. As the singer of the tune broke out into a chorus about his love of masturbation, the calls flooded in. It was the eighth time the station’s airwaves had been hijacked by someone who just loves “The…Read more...

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In a remarkable display of bullshit, AT&T announced today that it’s joining tomorrow’s net neutrality protest—a “Day of Action” when a collection of tech companies will throw their weight behind an effort to block Trump’s FCC from rewriting the 2015 rules that protect net neutrality and the future of the open internet.Read more...

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Last summer, Mark Rober built the world’s largest Nerf dart gun, capable of blasting foam at 40 mph. Sure, that made it slightly more dangerous than the toy it was based on, but it doesn’t even come close to Rober’s latest bonkers creation: a giant Super Soaker that fires water at 243 mph.Read more...

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Over the weekend, Spider-Man: Homecoming became Sony’s second-largest opening ever, pulling in an impressive $117 million and being on track to ultimately make $300 million at the domestic box office alone. With that financial win in its pocket, Sony finally has to feel confident again about Spidey’s cinematic future.Read more...

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Contrary to what you might have heard, you don’t have to risk burning down your house to fry a turkey this Thanksgiving. With the right equipment, like this $71 Butterball Oil-Free Fryer. Even better, it doubles as a smoker.Read more...

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Suing people isn’t easy. Suing the President of the United States of America, however, is huge pain in the ass. But that hasn’t stopped a group of Twitter users from filing suit against Donald Trump. These free speech advocates were all blocked by Trump after tweeting things he didn’t like. Now they’re claiming this…Read more...

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Why aren’t the images loading? Why is Orange is the New Black buffering? What is going on? On Wednesday, your web browsing experience may feel a whole lot different. Some of your favorite websites may appear to be broken and a lot of people will be talking about net neutrality. Here’s a rundown of what this “Day of…Read more...

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Amazon would like you to believe its annual “Prime Day” extravaganza is all about the deals, but a true keyboard warrior knows that every day begins and ends with the same goal: total combat readiness.Read more...

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If the eyes are windows to the soul, they’re open windows, potentially letting in all kinds of unwelcome bugs. To ensure that doesn’t happen, our tears are loaded with microbe-killing compounds and immune cells. In fact, our eyes are so inhospitable that it was long thought they were the only part of our bodies which…Read more...

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The successor to one of the most popular mice ever made is within a few cents of its lowest price ever, while supplies last.Read more...

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Have you ever wondered what it would have looked like if President Nixon had a Twitter account during the Watergate scandal? Wonder no longer. Read more...

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The fossilized remains of a tiny bird that lived 62 million years ago suggests that birds burst out of the evolutionary gates once their dinosaur cousins were gone, rapidly diversifying into most of the lineages we see today. Read more...

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