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Do you feel like you’re currently being inundated with too much information? People have been warning about the threat of “information overload” for decades. But a new poll by Pew Research Center shows that most Americans don’t feel overloaded at all. Unless you’re elderly or make very little money. Which, at the end…Read more...

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HBO’s Westworld, the haunting tale of what can happen when cowboy sex robots go awry, spent its first season unwrapping many of the mysteries that so captivated its audience—save, that is, the question that has tormented fans most of all. And that’s apparently exactly how HBO wants it. Read more...

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Good news, everyone: Biologists have discovered a species of marine worm that, when still in its larval stage, is nothing more than an algae-gobbling, disembodied head.Read more...

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When YouTube’s biggest star swore that he was going to delete his channel after gaining 50 million subscribers, fans didn’t know what to believe. Some thought he was really going through with it, and prepared for the worst. Today, Felix Kjellberg comes clean, revealing that it was just a joke all along.Read more...

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President Obama has ordered the country’s intelligence agencies to complete a full report on “cyber attacks and foreign intervention into the 2016 election” before he leaves the White House, Reuters reported this morning.Read more...

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If you’re still carrying around a Galaxy Note 7, you should return it ASAP, because it’s about to become completely useless. Samsung on Friday announced that it will be issuing a software update to US Note 7s that will prevent the phone from charging or working as mobile devices.Read more...

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HBO’s Westworld asks a lot of questions. Deep questions. Meaningful questions that challenge... something. What is the nature of reality? How much do our surroundings change who we truly are? Is humanity just a construct? Does anyone seriously have time to watch this moody, plodding nonsense?Read more...

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Buzz Aldrin, 86, was medically evacuated from a tourist trip to Antarctica after he began suffering from altitude sickness and shortness of breath. No one panic. After a week-long stay in a New Zealand hospital, the second man to walk on the moon is doing just fine. Read more...

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Last night, we got not just one, but two trailers for Spider-Man: Homecoming. As usual, we’ve put deerstalkers on our comically nerdy brains and picked through the trailer for anything we could find. In this case, we put the two side-by-side and managed to discover some very interesting things.Read more...

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Do you know how to make a TV show seem more mysterious than it actually is? It’s really simple actually: just make the characters ask as many questions as they possibly can. There’s no need to actually write dialogue, just keep distracting everyone with questions because if the characters don’t know what the hell is…Read more...

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Kotaku Pewdiepie Hits 50 Million YouTube Subscribers, Says He’ll Delete Channel Today | Lifehacker Have Two Drinks at a Party | io9 The First Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailers Are Here, Guest-Starring Iron Man (UPDATED) | Jalopnik Watch In Disbelief As This Person Drives Down The Highway Without A Tire, Gives No Fucks |Read more...

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And, given the title of the movie, it’s probably safe to assume that things are not going to end peacefully.Read more...

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Stephen Colbert has a message for the “subreddit sub-geniuses” propagating the ridiculous Pizzagate conspiracy theory: “Grow the fuck up.”Read more...

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Paramount may have dropped another big hint about The God Particle being related to the Cloverfield universe. There’s joyful new set pictures from The Defenders. Plus previews for the returns of The Flash and Arrow, and new scenes from the midseason finales of The Walking Dead and The Vampire Diaries. Spoilers now!Read more...

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Firefox was fighting the good fight against Internet Explorer long before Chrome showed up, and since its launch in 2002, Mozilla’s famed browser has been attracting third-party developers in their droves. The add-ons and plug-ins are what make Firefox the powerhouse browser it is, and these are some of the very best…Read more...

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We’re going to assume that Dan Clinch is a teacher who’s either found a great way to get his students excited about chemistry, or is just looking to get fired with a comfortable severance package. Because having them pass around what appears to be an invisible flaming bubble of propane looks both amazing and dangerous…Read more...

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You love space gifs. Your weird engineering buddy loves space gifs. So it was only a matter of time before NASA, the fun-loving government agency with a mission to make sure everybody on this pale blue dot is feeling stoked about the cosmic beyond, officially joined the internet’s one stop shop for clever retorts and…Read more...

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Well, guest-starring Tony Stark more than Iron Man, I guess, but Marvel Studios really doesn’t want people to suddenly forget Spidey’s part of their Cinematic Universe. Hmm. I love Tom Holland’s Peter Parker and his Spidey wisecracks, but this whole thing feels young. Like, really young. Maybe too young?Read more...

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In an effort to be more transparent, Uber publicly revealed what a customer would have to do to get banned from the service, posting a list of bannable offenses on its website.Read more...

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In the latest iOS update, Twitter killed the last feature that made the platform usable—the @-reply. Goodbye “don’t @ me,” hello “literally can’t @ me.” Your replies to someone’s tweets no longer factor into character count, which is good, but removing the @ all together makes your feed look confusing as hell.Read more...

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Federal Communication Commission ban certain radio frequencies on airplanes, meaning traditional voice calls are prohibited, but Thursday, the Department of Transportation proposed the consumer should decide whether it’s OK to make wi-fi calls on planes.Read more...

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Music is about feeling and robots cannot feel. Nevertheless, scientists at the University of Toronto programmed an AI to write a Christmas song, and while Boing Boing deems this “not bad” and “a triumph,” it comes off as hauntingly stoic and vaguely threatening.Read more...

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Jamie Dorgan, the Director of Animal Care, said Thursday the Calgary Zoo is launching an investigation after seven Humboldt penguins drowned in a holding area, calling the deaths “devastating news.”Read more...

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With his passing earlier today, John Glenn is being remembered as not only the first American to orbit the Earth, but also the oldest. Here’s why NASA sent a 77-year-old man into space, and how his historic trip set space science forward. Read more...

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For the first time ever, deaths in America due to heroin overdose outnumber gun homicides. And before you ask, no, the number of gun homicides hasn’t been dropping. Good lord.Read more...

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