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Tesla allegedly downplayed the safety risks at its Fremont, California, factory by allegedly failing to accurately record injuries, according to a new report from Reveal. Whistleblowers described a work environment in which production was prioritized over health, and safety and injuries were mislabeled. What’s more,…Read more...

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Our readers have bought thousands of entry-level Roomba 650s, but today we’ve spotted a great low price on the upgraded 690, which adds a few welcome features.Read more...

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Sina Weibo, one of China’s most popular social media sites, has reversed a ban on content “related to” homosexuality. Read more...

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Michelle LaRue has a problem: She only has one set of eyes. Read more...

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Ian Balina, a popular cryptocurrency evangelist, was in the midst of a standard livestream on his YouTube channel on Sunday night when a viewer asked, “Ian, did you know that somebody transferred all your tokens from your account?” With $2 million worth of cryptocurrency gone from his wallet, Balina claims he was…Read more...

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According to troubling new allegations, workers in Amazon’s UK warehouses pee in bottles to avoid being penalized for taking bathroom breaks. The claims come from author and investigator Jared Bloodworth, who says he worked undercover as a warehouse worker for six months while writing a new book about low-wage work in…Read more...

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A new report by the Lords Select Committee in the UK claims that Britain is in a strong position to be a world leader in the development of artificial intelligence. But to get there—and to keep AI safe and ethical—tech firms should follow the Committee’s newly proposed “AI Code.”Read more...

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Rodrigo Duterte rode to the presidency of the Philippines through a wave of social media promotion. But the homicidal world leader, who has overseen the murder of over 20,000 people in a brutal crackdown on alleged drug dealers and users, isn’t too happy with Facebook these days. Duterte claims that Facebook’s newest…Read more...

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You’ve got your smart home tech and other gadgets all set up just so, but if you have a family or steady stream of guests passing through, you might also want to make all these devices easily accessible to other people too. Whether you’re running an Airbnb or just have demanding relatives, here are a few tips to bear…Read more...

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I don’t think I’ve ever watched a more self-satisfied, obnoxious episode of television in my life. But what’s even more obnoxious is that the season eight finale of The Walking Dead was still gratifying to me, too, if only because it looks like it finally got the AMC show back on the right track (...maybe).Read more...

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You might think the most dangerous part of a roll of plastic wrap is the metal cutting blade on the package, but another hazard lurks within the roll itself. After turning aluminum foil into an functional blade, Japan’s most talented knife maker has now demonstrated how a roll of regular food wrap can be hardened,…Read more...

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If you don’t mind buying a refurb, you can score a great deal on an HP Omen gaming laptop or desktop, today only in Amazon’s Gold Box.Read more...

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The new Terminator film has found its latest killer robot. Zachary Quinto has hopes for at least one more Star Trek film in the Kelvin timeline. A fallen Legend could make their return in Legends of Tomorrow’s future. Plus, hilariously cryptic teases for Westworld’s return, and what’s to come on The Flash. Spoilers,…Read more...

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In 2018, nearly everything is in place for a descent into a Ready Player One-style dystopia. The way things are going, we should be destitute and beaten down by climate change long before the 2040s. All we’re missing, for now, is the technology. People are already more than happy to spend huge percentages of their…Read more...

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The Grenco G Pen Elite was already one of the best ground material vaporizers for the money at its usual $150, but now, you can get it for just $105 this week during the company’s 4/20 sale. Read more...

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Klymit pads are lightweight and inflate incredibly easy, so they’re ready to be packed into an overnight bag and hiked up a mountain. And right now, Amazon is running a Klymit sale full of really fantastic sleeping pads, sleeping bags, and more. I have the Static V2 pad and for $40, I’m kind of pissed I can’t return…Read more...

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The Zuckening on Capitol Hill may be over—but fear not, internet of indignation, there are still plenty of things to fill us with fleeting rage. For example, your Yahoo and AOL emails can now be scanned for targeted advertising, thousands of apps on Google play are apparently violating children’s privacy, Uber is …Read more...

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Police in Wales managed to arrest and convict a drug dealer by identifying his fingerprint from a photo posted on WhatsApp, a technique that the local law enforcement is calling “groundbreaking,” according to the BBC. Read more...

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Apple will repair Apple Watch Series 2 devices that suffer from defects including swollen batteries or an inability to activate, per an updated version of its service policy obtained by MacRumors.Read more...

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Comedy is hard, and the past was no better. Just look at, say, what 19th-century jerks considered acceptable territory for an April Fools’ Day prank.Read more...

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If you use AOL or Yahoo for email, you should be aware that a recent change in the privacy policy of Oath—the umbrella company that controls both services—now allows your emails to be scanned and the information used for targeted advertising.Read more...

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Someone—Bird founder Travis VanderZanden, formerly of Uber—decided it was a great idea to litter the streets of San Francisco with tiny electric-driven scooters. He raised $300 million dollars to put these tiny EVs on street corners. Speaking to a friend who lives in the Potrero Hill neighborhood, this was seemingly a…Read more...

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a personal security and private flight budget that likely eclipses that of anyone but the highest-profile celebrities and government officials, CNN reported on Saturday.Read more...

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Bitcoin may have piqued in terms of value and public interest in 2017, but the cryptocurrency has been far less popular this tax season. According to a recent report, fewer than 100 people have reported bitcoin holdings so far.Read more...

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