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Google launched its new messaging app, Allo, today. It features artificially intelligent software that reads your conversations and serves up a short list of personalized features. And you know what? I don’t like this idea.Read more...

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Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes spoke to investors today at the Goldman Sachs’ Communacopia—which I maintain may be the circle of hell I end up condemned to—about how well the DCEU has done for them. His conclusion is: We made a few slight errors.Read more...

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Back in April, Mark Zuckerberg announced to the world that he is, in fact, God, and said he wanted to “[help] to cure all diseases by the end of this century.” Today, accompanied by Priscilla Chan, his wife and co-pilot on the God plane, Mark announced a $3 billion plan to cure disease.Read more...

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Launched in the late 1970s, the two Voyager space probes were equipped with a golden record containing sounds and images of life on Earth. Intended for alien consumption, this record has never been made available to the public in its intended form. An exciting new Kickstarter is now seeking to overcome this egregious oversight. Read more...

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After the first real image from Jumanji was released yesterday, we were understandably a bit confused by the various outfits on display. And, in the case of Karen Gillan’s half an outfit, a little bit nervous. Today, Gillan herself gives a clue as to why her character’s clothes are so small.Read more...

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It’s been ten years since the dystopian comedy Idiocracy came out. And to celebrate, there will be screenings at Alamo Drafthouse theaters all around the country. Director Mike Judge and actress Maya Rudolph will even be hosting a special screening and Q&A in Los Angeles on October 4th. But if you can’t make it, don’t sweat it. The event will be livestreamed on Facebook.Read more...

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J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, even within the realm of professional chefs, is an absolute madman. Even his midnight snacks are more involved than most people’s date-night dinners. Behold his latest creation: Ribby McRibface. Read more...

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For over forty years, archaeologists have longed to peek inside a badly damaged ancient scroll found on the western shore of the Dead Sea. Now an international team of scientists has managed to do so by virtually unrolling the scroll, revealing the text hidden deep within: the first few verses from the book of Leviticus. Read more...

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They haven’t quite combined into a Megazord quite yet, but this is our first fleeting glimpse at the prehistoric animal mechs the new teens with attitude will be stomping around in the new Power Rangers movie.Read more...

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When an outbreak of food poisoning hits, we trace our culinary steps backwards in an attempt to untangle the cause, hopefully before it can hit again. But a new sensor could radically change all that.Read more...

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Fantastic Fest is my favorite film festival in the world. Sure, other fests are bigger, or have more famous work, but if you love unique movies and having a good time, this intimate, awesome Austin-based film festival is not to be missed. It starts Thursday and io9 will be there all week, reporting back on the most exciting films playing the festival.Read more...

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Earlier this morning, the Financial Times reported that Apple was in talks to buy McLaren, citing three different unnamed sources. But we just spoke with officials at McLaren, and they claim none of it is true. At all.Read more...

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For some, winter means warm sweaters, skiing, and tropical travels. For others it means dry air, cracked skin, and uncomfortable sinuses. But instead of digging out the humidifier as the temperatures drop, you can instead build yourself this perfectly safe living room tornado machine that works using water mist.Read more...

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PlayStation Plus gets $10 more expensive tomorrow, so today could very well be your last chance ever to get it for under $50. Ebay has it for $48, or you could get it from Amazon for $2 more. Either way, buy it!Read more...

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I have a bag problem. It’s rivaled only by my shoes and my jacket problems. I collect the things. I throw away too much money every year on the quest for the perfect bag for travel, or every day, or evening, or conventions. I have four different bags just for lugging my camera equipment around. But I only have one backpack in regular use (the other is from high school and covered in X-Files quotes). It’s specifically a backpack for cameras, and unless I need to haul a multitude of lenses around it never leaves my closet.Read more...

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Malaria is a horrifying disease. It explodes your cells and wears their skins as camouflage so it can more effectively burst more cells. The disease kills over a million people every year—but as Kurzgesagt explains, our best bet to eradicate malaria is by building a new mosquito.Read more...

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Good news, Earthlings: the Paris climate agreement had passed a critical milestone toward adoption. At a UN General Assembly meeting in New York this morning, 31 nations officially signed onto the accord, making it very likely that the deal will enter legal force this year.Read more...

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Researchers in Poland have uncovered a time capsule, dating from 1934. But this isn’t some ordinary time capsule with the run of the mill items you might expect. Sure, it has newspapers, coins, and books—common items for any time capsule. But these items were buried by Nazis. The books inside? Two copies of Hitler’s Mein Kampf, in perfect condition.Read more...

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To maximize profit, tractor trailers need to stay on the road for as long as possible. So to show off the performance and reliability of its vehicles, truck-maker Scania had 14 of its vehicles, manned by 90 drivers working around the clock, circle an empty airport for 24 hours straight to create a gigantic real-time clock when viewed from the air.Read more...

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Researchers from Europe have developed a solar simulator that replicates the heat and light of the sun’s radiation—and then some. The system, with a luminous flux equivalent to over 20,000 suns, is being used to test various materials in extreme conditions.Read more...

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According to 126 Tesla customers, the Model S sedan P85D performance version can eat dirt, because its “insane mode” isn’t as insane as the company claims.Read more...

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Apple, the computer company, is in talks to buy McLaren, the supercar company, according to a report from the Financial Times. Apple has been attempting to develop its own car for a while now, and this would appear to be a huge change in direction.Read more...

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Nearly one-third of drugs in development ultimately fail during clinical trials because the side effects are just too severe. Researchers at Cornell University have developed a promising new AI tool that better predicts which drug candidates are likely to be too toxic—and it’s based on the Oakland A’s winning strategy, immortalized in the blockbuster book and movie Moneyball.Read more...

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Agents of SHIELD has never been a show that’s hesitated to shake up its status quo, and Agent Coulson and his team had yet another when season four premiered last night—and it’s not for the better. But the real change comes from the addition of the first (reasonably) major Marvel superhero, Ghost Rider, to the series. He’s brought new life to the show—not bad for an undead spirit of vengeance.Read more...

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Male widow spiders often end up as a tasty meal for their partners after sex, but new research shows that some males are employing a rather unsettling strategy to prevent this from happening, and it’s a little bit twisted.Read more...

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