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Twitter has blocked 31 transparency-seeking accounts from accessing its developer API. These accounts all archived and made public the deleted tweets of powerful people like politicians. Twitter’s actually been doing this for a while now.Read more...

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You might be one of the unlucky many who’ve been issued a faulty iPhone. A small component in some iPhone 6 Plus phones, sold between September 2014 and January 2015, is causing the iSight camera to fail. If your phone falls in a certain serial number, you’re due for a new one. Check with Apple if you qualify. Read more...

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Until now, the 5.7-inch Nexus smartphone by Huawei has only been a collection of well-founded rumors and hearsay . But new leaked images are finally putting a face to the name, and it’s a little weird-looking.Read more...

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The world is full of gnarly animals, but it wasn’t until the magic of the internet that we could watch them from a safe distance—thanks to high-def videos like this one, in which a snapping turtle clamps down on a dude’s arm. Thank you, YouTube.Read more...

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Gawker Meet the Innocent Bro Who Became the Face of Josh Duggar’s Infidelity Scandal | io9 This Is What The 2015 Hugo Ballot Should Have Been | Jalopnik What Is This Mysterious Underwater “Robot” That A Chinese Fisherman Caught? | Kotaku Boston Police Arrest Two Pokémon Players After Apparent Gun Threat Against World Championships |Read more...

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The clipboard is such a simple but essential tool everywhere from high-end desktops to low-end smartphones, but you don’t necessarily have to settle for the limited functionality that comes your device. Clipper is a useful third-party utility that adds some clever extra features to phones and tablets running Android.Read more...

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It’s probably about time for custom arcade builder Love Hultén to consider taking on the likes of Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony. His custom arcade consoles are just stunning, and there isn’t a gamer out there who wouldn’t drop a small fortune on his new two-player Battlecade.Read more...

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Who cares about ergonomics and proper weight distribution when you can get a backpack from Comic Images featuring your favorite Star Wars characters? If carbonite can keep a human alive and well-preserved, your textbooks, tablets, and laptop should be perfectly safe in this Han Solo pack.Read more...

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With each passing year, human-caused global warming bullies California for more water. Each year, the heat squeezes more moisture from soils and ecosystems.Read more...

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In the interests of not being a jackass, you should probably be nice to your doctors. But if common courtesy isn’t a good enough reason, a recent paper suggests you’ll get worse medical treatment if you’re worse. Read more...

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There’s casual Pirate Bay piracy, and then there’s private torrent trackers: members-only clubs that share the best movie and TV rips among themselves. As you’d expect, they tend to be pretty hardcore about privacy, enough so that some groups are banning members from using Windows 10. Read more...

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There aren’t many large mammals around anymore in, most of the world. That’s mostly because one mammal species — Homo sapiens — has taken a heavy toll on its competition. Now, a team of researchers demonstrates what would have happened to the world’s megafauna if humans had never existed.Read more...

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The round, bright, yellow objects near the center of this Hubble image are part of a massive galaxy cluster. If you look closely, several blue galaxies seem to form a wide circle around the cluster, and they all look strangely similar. That’s because they’re actually reflections of the same galaxy.Read more...

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Welcome to Reading List, Gizmodo’s weekly gathering of the best science and technology stories on the internet. This week, we’ll search for buried infrastructure, tour the electronics factories of Shenzen, delve into the future of science fiction for the Anthropocene Epoch, and look back at Nintendo’s famous virtual reality flop. Read more...

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If you’ve had a cup of coffee recently, the plants it grew on may once have been home to bats and other threatened wildlife. It turns out that when coffee plantations encroach on natural forest habitat, bats are happy to live in the coffee.Read more...

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When it launches in October 2018, the James Webb Space Telescope will become the largest optical telescope in space. With its 6.5 meter wide mirror, it will gather infrared light from up to 13.5 billion light years away, giving astronomers a look at the earliest moments of the universe. But the mirror is too big to launch in one piece.Read more...

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Biologists have terrifying news: some spiders can fly. Of course, technically they’re just gliding, but that’s still a feat for a creature with eight legs and no wings. It’s also a big surprise for biologists.Read more...

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Wiz Khalifa was arrested last night at the Los Angeles airport for refusing to get off of his hoverboard. Yes, a hoverboard, just like Marty McFly. But Khalifa’s decision to ride his hoverboard through the airport wasn’t for entertainment, it was a principled stand and a deep commitment to emerging technologies.Read more...

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At a lonely research station at the end of the world, a group of hardy men and women have spent the last four months in total darkness. The temperature outside hovers around -90ºF (-67.8ºC). But the team received a well-earned bonus recently, when a gorgeous aurora australis rippled across the southern sky.Read more...

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We usually use words like “immensely powerful” and “destructive” to describe Earth’s tectonic forces. But to artist Ken Goldberg of the University of California, Berkeley, even the most violent agents on Earth have an inner beauty.Read more...

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Internal documents released late Friday show that managers at the Environmental Protection Agency were aware of the potential for a catastrophic “blowout” at Gold King Mine, The Associated Press reports. Read more...

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It seems like cruel fate that some folks are naturally thin, while others have to work tirelessly to control their weight. But in the future, we may be able to level the playing field, because scientists have just discovered a ‘metabolic master switch’ that determines whether fat-producing adipocytes store or burn energy. Read more...

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We’re pretty terrible at coming up with good passwords, but if you thought we were better when it comes to Android lock patterns, you’d be wrong. New research shows that the tic-tac-toe style patterns people devise to unlock their phones often follow dismally predictable rules.Read more...

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On Facebook, presidential candidate Deez Nuts (a.k.a. 15-year-old Brady Olson) endorsed Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican John Kasich for their parties’ respective nominations. “This is not for the general election,” he clarified. “I endorse myself for the GE.”Read more...

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Converting a busy street in Times Square into vibrant pedestrian plazas has been one of the most celebrated ideas in New York City’s history—a bold urban move which has been mimicked around the world. Now New York’s mayor and police commissioner want to remove the plazas and restore Times Square back to its original car-congested glory. But why stop there?Read more...

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