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A familiar tale has emerged from the bowels of Silicon Valley of late. A startup—usually based on some fancy, technology-heavy concept—woos investors and customers, raises a ton of money, and seems poised to take over the world. But then someone does some digging and uncovers a bunch of crooked numbers and shoddy business practices, and it all comes crashing down. Read more...

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Marvel Comics loves throwing its superheroes against each other in flashy crossovers that shake up its fiction. But its latest tentpole event—this year’s Civil War II—is struggling to keep us entertained or interested.Read more...

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If you have any Blue Bell cookie dough ice cream in your freezer, put down the spoon. The ice cream company just issued a recall for possible Listeria contamination—the ice cream company’s second Listeria scare in as many years.Read more...

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In a vat of liquid nitrogen on storage platform 17, the youngest person ever to be put into cryogenic storage has been waiting for the future for one year and eight months.Read more...

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Refreshingly, AT&T , Sprint, and T-Mobile are all inching back towards “unlimited data plans” (restrictions most certainly apply). But Verizon? Verizon insists that its customers don’t need that shit. Read more...

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If you hurry over to Amazon, a third party seller is offering a 16 ounce Contigo Autoseal West Loop travel mug in black for $12, the best price we’ve seen.Read more...

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New research shows that all present-day non-Africans can trace their origins to a single wave of migrants who left Africa 72,000 years ago, and that indigenous Australians and Papuans are descended directly from the first people to inhabit the continent some 50,000 years ago. That makes them world’s longest running civilization. Read more...

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As enormous wildfires in Canada and the United States make headlines on the daily, Siberia has been burning ferociously all summer, and nobody seems to be noticing.Read more...

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In 2006, then-New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg issued an executive order establishing the Office of Special Enforcement, a citywide agency responsible for enforcing “quality of life” regulations—a nebulous, ideologically charged concept that refers to anything from music venues with too many noise complaints to nightclubs that facilitate prostitution to decrepit structures that pose a fire hazard.Read more...

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Bob Iger teases the future of Marvel’s movie-verse. There’s more casting for Alita: Battle Angel and Pacific Rim 2. Get a big new look at Supernatural’s next season. Plus, tons of new pictures from Luke Cage, and more footage of Thrawn in Star Wars: Rebels. Spoilers Get!Read more...

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It’s easy to become desensitized to the never-ending procession of data hacks in news headlines, but once someone starts stealing your identity or taking control of your social media accounts, you’ll probably give it your full attention. If you ever want to find out if one of your accounts has been compromised, there are some simple-to-use tools that can help.Read more...

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Black Flag NASCAR Hall Of Fame Trashed As Charlotte Protests Turn Violent | Kotaku Japan Creates LED Basketball Court For Pro League | Lifehacker Six Expensive Home Repairs You Can Avoid With a Little Maintenance | io9 Simulation Becomes Reality in the First Live-Action Ghost in the Shell Teasers |Read more...

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A report by veteran tech journalist Kara Swisher at Recode says that Yahoo is preparing to confirm a massive data breach that has impacted over 200 million users. The extent of the breach, or whether hackers were able to gain access to users accounts, is unknown.Read more...

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During Wednesday night’s broadcast of the Mr. Robot season finale, viewers got their first peek at the upcoming live-action Ghost in the Shell movie with five new teaser trailers.Read more...

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Last weekend, Oliver Stone’s hump-filled reenactment of the life of NSA leaker Edward Snowden opened in theaters across the country. You might not know it, though, as audiences overwhelmingly opted to watch Tom Hanks plow through some geese instead.Read more...

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The music video for Lorn’s song Anvil doubles as a short animation about the future where the year is 2100 and overpopulation is dealt with a mandatory postmortem social network. That is, a social network where people are forced to plug in and die. Yeah, it’s a wee bit dark.Read more...

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Back in December, Donald Trump suggested fighting terrorism online by “closing the internet in some way ,” openly mocking potential First Amendment concerns. Since then, the alleged computer user seems to have changed his mind, joining Ted Cruz’s bizarre crusade for an American takeover of the internet’s address book in the name of freedom of speech.Read more...

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Video game characters have it easy: they never have to change clothes. Whether they’re saving the world or just catching Pokemon, our heroes—Master Chief, Link, Mario, Samus Aran—are always wearing the same damn thing. But their outfits aren’t always cheap. Master Chief’s get up can cost over a 100 million dollars. Even Link’s elf get up rings up over a thousand bucks. Not everybody can just wear a tie and eat bananas like Donkey Kong.Read more...

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We’re all familiar with holograms, the projected 3D images created by manipulating light. But can you create a hologram with sound? Read more...

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Jalopnik Ford GT Test Drivers Caught Going 101 MPH In A 50 MPH Zone: Police | Lifehacker Two Admissions Essay Tips From Someone Who Got Into Every Ivy League School | io9 Karen Gillan Promises There’s a Reason Her Jumanji Character Is Dressed Like That | Kotaku Players Celebrate As Star Wars Battlefront Cuts An Amusingly Controversial Feature |Read more...

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The Air Force’s latest high-tech bomber is officially called the B-21 Raider , but there were lots of options. The name was chosen from over 4,600 names submitted to the US Air Force earlier this year, and we now have the complete list of entries, including everything from “Americas Revenge” to the “Wobbly Goblin.” Oh, as well as “9/11 Cover-up” and “ISIS.”Read more...

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New York City basically already looks like a living, breathing movie set in real life but this surreal video transforms the city completely by turning the buildings into fake facades that don’t actually house anything. Claire & Max gave the busy streets of New York an eerie sense of calm in the video by stripping away its depth and replacing it with just a front.Read more...

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Are you a cosplayer going to this year’s New York Comic-Con? Then do I have good news for you. io9 and Kotaku are throwing our first ever Cosplay Ball on Saturday night, October 6, presented by Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. There’ll be drinks, dancing, and a lot more, so mark the date in your calendar, and stay tuned for details on how to attend. (One hint: You’re gonna need to cosplay.)Read more...

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Earlier today, The Financial Times reported that Apple was interested in buying supercar maker McLaren . Since then, McLaren has denied those rumors—though the Financial Times stands by its reporting—but that doesn’t mean the idea is without merit.Read more...

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At the bottom of the world atop the forbidding Transantarctic Mountains sit the fossilized remains of microscopic, ocean-dwelling diatoms. For thirty years, scientists have argued over how these tiny algae came to rest thousands of feet above the sea. Now, sophisticated ice sheet models offer one of the best explanations yet—and it doesn’t bode well for our future.Read more...

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