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Earlier last week, Nintendo was basking in a dewey post-Pokémon Go glow, its stock doubling in value because of the game’s wild success. But what goes up must come down—thanks, Newton—and after the market closed on Friday, Nintendo revealed in a press release that “the game’s financial impact will be ‘limited’ and that it doesn’t expect to revise its annual forecast higher based on ‘current conditions,’” according to Bloomberg.Read more...

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State Rep. Ron Sandack, a top Republican lawmaker in Illinois, announced his resignation when he issued a statement to the political blog Capitol Fax (in a password-protected post) early Sunday evening. According to the Associated Press and the Daily Herald, Sandack resigned due to “cyber security issues,” raising the question, What is this dude hiding?Read more...

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We’ve established that neither Auschwitz nor the Holocaust Museum are appropriate places to seek out Pokémon. Now we need to attend to another issue provoked by the new and phenomenally popular game Pokémon GO: illegal border crossing.Read more...

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Tomorrow morning, Verizon will announce their plan to buy Yahoo’s core assets for a pitiful $4.8 billion according to “two people with direct knowledge of the situation,” Bloomberg reports. Considering that at the peak of their success, Yahoo was valued at $125 billion, this is yet another benchmark moment in the company’s fall from grace. In 2008, the company rejected Microsoft’s offer to buy them for $44 billion.Read more...

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If the Democratic party needs two things right now: to up their email game—seriously, how are there zero results for “harambe”—and better cybersecurity. Now you, dear reader, have the opportunity to guard the secrets of our potential next president by applying to be Hillary’s new Security Engineer!!Read more...

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We can’t believe it’s been 40 years since NASA’s Viking mission became the first to successfully land a spacecraft on Mars. It took us only slightly less time to get the Curiosity Rover up there so we could get a closer look at our planet.Read more...

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If you’ve been seeing selfies of your friends that look like paintings, don’t worry. Your friends haven’t magically become artists overnight (most likely). Prisma—an app that turns your photos into paintings—has been blowing up over the past couple weeks on Apple devices, and it’s now available for Android.Read more...

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If you were in the Los Angeles area on Saturday and looked up into the sky, you might have thought there was a storm rolling in, or that the bright, glowing red sun was an omen for Armageddon. The brown, smoky sky apparent throughout the county and in surrounding areas was the direct result of a brush fire in the Santa Clarita Valley, which was first reported on Friday.Read more...

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Controversy has long surrounded the presumed accidental death of Belgium’s King Albert I in 1934, with conspiracy theorists crying murder. Now, 80 years later, forensic geneticists have successfully matched DNA from blood found at the scene of his death with that of two of the late king’s distant relatives, hopefully resolving the mystery once and for all.Read more...

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Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz will not have a significant speaking role at the party’s convention or preside over it, CNN reports.Read more...

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“Batman isn’t paid to destroy crime corners. He is actually attracted to the crimes and also The Penguin.”Read more...

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To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the world’s most notable hedgehog, Honda showed a Sonic the Hedgehog-themed Civic at Comic-Con this year. But what people may not realize is the Sonic-Civic was actually just the latest in a long-running series of video game-themed cars to be shown at Comic-Con. And not all of them have been good.Read more...

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The shitstorm that’ll likely be the Rio Olympics is almost here and it was possible that Russia, an entire nation with a huge presence at Olympic games, wouldn’t be able to participate due to allegations of widespread doping before, during, and after the Sochi games in 2014.Read more...

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Spider-Man made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in May’s Captain America Civil War but at Comic-Con, we finally got our first glimpse at his solo movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming—and a look at the movie’s villain, the Vulture (as seen in this keen concept art).Read more...

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The first trailer for Scott Derrickson’s Doctor Strange kept things pretty small. But at Comic-Con, the second trailer has been revealed, and it actually shows some of the magic the film contains—both literal and figurative—as well as the potential impact Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) could have on the Marvel Cinematic Universe.Read more...

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Months ago, we found out that Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o and other high-profile actors would be joining the cast of the Black Panther movie. Now, we know who they’re playing.Read more...

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This movie may be too good to actually exist. Will Arnett’s gloriously self-absorbed Batman. Michael Cera is an amazing loony Boy Wonder. For the Penguin’s sake, Robin literally throws his tights in Batman’s face. Everything about this Lego Batman Movie trailer is, as they say, awesome.Read more...

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Legion just telekinetically moved to the top of our “Must-See” list for this fall. The FX show—about David Haller, an incredibly powerful mutant who doesn’t realize the things he sees, hears and does are real—is completely unlike any other Marvel or superhero show, and it looks intriguing as hell. Watch this first trailer and see for yourself.Read more...

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Look, we rarely need an excuse to post about the honest-to-gods delight that is Gillian Anderson. But American Gods just gave us a damn good reason to do so anyway.Read more...

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Comic-Con just summoned the latest trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, showing New York City under siege by mysterious forced (one might even call them... fantastic). If nothing else, this movie absolutely does not skimp on the Beasts.Read more...

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Are you going to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this coming week? Well, prepare to have your liberties destroyed. The LIE-berals have banned all vape products from the convention floor. First the Democrats took away all our guns, and now they want to take away all our e-cigarettes.Read more...

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We’ve known for a little while that Ms. Marvel would be showing up on Marvel and Disney’s Avengers animated series, but now we have confirmation: not only will she be starring in the main team, the show itself is getting rebranded to Avengers: Secret Wars.Read more...

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As the TV show Scrubs once said, “everything comes down to poo.” This is true in sitcom land, but also in science.Read more...

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Sound is something of an ephemeral phenomenon, existing in the moment that vibrations travel through the air. Those vibrations also exhibit distinct patterns, depending on frequency, which can be visualized by scattering a fine dust over a vibrating plate. This was the inspiration for Resonantia, an album whose catalog features photographs that capture those distinctive patterns for all 12 musical notes.Read more...

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