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Yet another Once Upon a Time star will not return for season seven. Some deep-sea villains could play a part in Aquaman. Stephen King and J.J. Abrams’ new horror collaboration has found its star. Plus, a gross new clip from Alien: Covenant, more tiny Defenders teasers, and Shannara Chronicles has a new home. Spoilers…Read more...

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Two hundred tangos in space and counting: today, NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer are performing the 200th American spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS). NASA is streaming the entire four hour endeavor on its channel here.Read more...

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When former DARPA chief Regina Dugan announced on stage last month that Facebook planned to build a brain computer interface to allow users to send their thoughts directly to the social network without a keyboard intermediary, it had all the Silicon Valley swagger of Facebook circa “move fast and break things.” With…Read more...

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The lawsuit between Google’s self-driving car project Waymo and Uber is proceeding to trial, after a judge late Thursday denied Uber’s request to move the case to arbitration and out of the public eye. The judge, William Alsup, also referred the case for a criminal investigation over possible trade secrets theft.Read more...

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What’s the first thing you think about when you think of NASA’s space shuttle program? Sally Ride? Spinning in microgravity? The Challenger explosion? That episode of the Simpsons? You might not think about the US military and intelligence community launching spy satellites, but you should. NASA’s shuttles were…Read more...

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Last night, President Trump spoke with Lester Holt in an interview for NBC News. It’s truly a jaw-dropping conversation for a number of reasons, but there’s one important lie that everyone seems to have missed. Trump said that he didn’t know Michael Flynn in 2015. This simply isn’t true.Read more...

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If you thought that President Trump and Rosie O’Donnell finally agreed on something—as the president’s tweets would have you believe—you’d be dead wrong.Read more...

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Jezebel ‘Y’all Are Demons’: An Investigation Into a Patch and Who Stole It | Deadspin The Real 2017 Name Of The Year Is... | The Root Can We Talk About This Thing Bothering Me About Dear White People? | Fusion Trump to Hang Map of His National Popular Vote Loss in White House |Read more...

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The Samsung Dex is a tiny new smartphone dock that wades carefully toward a world in which smartphones serve as our primary computers. It’s about the size of a hockey puck, and when the Galaxy S8, a monitor, and a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse are connected, the Dex turns the phone into a surprisingly functional…Read more...

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Mike Pelletier’s short film Still Life looks nothing like the classical paintings of bowls of fruit and flowers you’ll find in a stuffy art gallery. Using hyper-realistic computer animation, Pelletier’s film instead features fruits, vegetables, and breads that look like they’re secretly balloons as they deflate and…Read more...

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President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday aimed at strengthening the cybersecurity of the federal government, according to the White House.Read more...

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If you sacrifice style to strap a clunky Apple Watch or Fitbit to your wrist, one of the tradeoffs is supposedly the ability to better monitor your health. But so far, the health benefits of tracking your step count or heart rate are mostly unproven. In fact, some research has suggested the benefits are actually nil.Read more...

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The president’s confusing, concerning, and ultimately crazy week continued on Thursday with a prickly Time cover package. It contained an unnerving interview between the magazine’s White House correspondent and Donald Trump. Based on his answers, the president really, really doesn’t understand modern technology and…Read more...

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Watch a dog sniff its way around town, smelling grass, fire hydrants and butts along the way. You might think “wow, I’ll never be able to do that.” But why not? Have you even tried?Read more...

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Another day, another cryptocurrency clusterfuck. This week, the creator of the tipping bot “dogetipbot”—a service that let Reddit users “tip” each other in Dogecoin—announced that his company is broke, he’s broke, and the bot is broke because he spent all the coins, after he himself ran out of money. Read more...

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Usually, Cortana the personal assistant is just a disembodied voice. One Halo fan decided to take his Cortana to the next level by building a rad hologram appliance that responds to your queries. Read more...

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Today at its annual Build developer conference, Microsoft announced its own set of motion controllers made for its burgeoning Windows Mixed Reality platform. As we’ve mentioned in previous reports, the company is calling its new computing platform “mixed reality” because it combines different elements of augmented…Read more...

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As we’ve documented repeatedly, the forces pushing the repeal of the FCC’s net neutrality rules—including FCC Chair Ajit Pai himself—aren’t being totally honest about what they want. They’ll tell you that they support net neutrality, and a “free and open” internet, just not Title II. What they don’t mention, of…Read more...

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Donald Trump, the seventy-year-old president of the United States of America, really loves his TiVo. This much is clear from a new Time magazine profile on Trump, which focuses on what our nation’s mercurial boss does after hours. Read more...

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It looks like after almost a decade of development, the ultra-advanced Gerald R. Ford supercarrier will be commissioned this year. An important detail about this ship, the first of its class, is that it does not use steam catapults to launch planes as is traditional, but instead uses an electromagnetic system to fling…Read more...

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There are some fantastic bargains to be had if you can live without the shiniest, newest gadgets—but diving into the second-hand market comes with its own set of potential pitfalls and problems. Read more...

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If half your work day is spent thinking up ways to troll and annoy your co-workers, today’s going to be an easy one. Neil Thapen’s Pink Trombone is a browser-based speech synthesizer that lets you manipulate a simulated mouth, throat, tongue, and nasal cavity to create a remarkably realistic—and equally annoying—human…Read more...

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A team of scientists decided the field of larval biology in ants was neglected. So they took pictures of trap-jaw ant babies. And wow...the ant babies were weird.Read more...

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Deadspin Here We Are Again | The Slot Trump Reportedly ‘Taken Aback’ By Bipartisan Backlash Against Comey Firing | Fusion We Might Not Have Sean Spicer to Kick Around Anymore | The Grapevine Steve Harvey to Show Staff: ‘Do Not Approach Me’ |Read more...

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The opening scene of Arrow’s very first episode included an easter egg that had comics fans in fits from the get-go: the mask of the villain Deathstroke, perched upon a makeshift stand, speared by an arrow. Ominous, right? Well, last night’s Arrow finally answered how and why that mask was there, and... well, the…Read more...

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