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The Flash Set Pictures Tease a Huge Fight and Yet Another New Speedster

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 14:00:00 GMT

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Chandler Riggs talks about his future on The Walking Dead. A character from the Star Wars prequels appears in new footage from Rogue One. Vin Diesel has hopes for a Rocket and Groot team-up movie. Plus, Alan Tudyk talks Frozen 2, a new clip from tonight’s Agents of SHIELD, and your first tiny glimpse of Game of

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Don’t forget: You can email us tips at tipbox@gizmodo.com, send them directly to any of our writers,

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 13:55:49 GMT

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Amazon's Blowing Out a Grab Bag of Popular Computing Gear, Today Only

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 13:48:44 GMT

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Whether you’re building a new PC, upgrading your home network, or just finally want to give mechanical keyboards a try, Amazon’s PC component Gold Box has you covered with nearly two dozen deals.

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How to Use Gmail's Labels To Keep Your Inbox Neat and Tidy

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 13:39:00 GMT

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Labels are Gmail’s secret weapon that let you organize your inbox on your own terms. Once they’re set up, they do most of your message processing automatically and make it easier to skim through your inbox. If you’re not using labels in Gmail yet—or not using them with any kind of method—here are 6 ways you can start…

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Watching This Multi-Armed Feather Star Swimming Freaks Me Out

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 13:35:00 GMT

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The ocean is chock full of incredibly weird creatures that couldn’t possibly exist anywhere but under the sea. Like the crinoid, more commonly known as the feather star, which uses countless flapping arms to propel itself through the water—but that’s not the weirdest part.

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If You Want Him to Put Down the iPad, You Must Become the Pony

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 05:26:00 GMT

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Each day, millions of parents try to limit their children’s screen time, but the allure of TVs and tablets seems almost impossible for some kids to resist. Thankfully, there’s now a solution to this daily struggle: You simply become The Pony.

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Find Someone Who Looks at You Like Mark Zuckerberg Looks at Vin Diesel

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 04:13:00 GMT

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On Sunday, Mark Zuckerberg interviewed Vin Diesel on Facebook Live before they took the stage together at the Breakthrough Awards—Silicon Valley’s own sort of Nobel prize-Oscars hybrid, which gave $25 million to scientists this year.

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Watching This Dude Sit and Spin on the Edge of a Building Is So Nerve Wracking

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 03:55:00 GMT

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This is very probably one of the scariest places you can park your bum: at the very edge of a corner of a very tall building in downtown Toronto. To make it even worse, Oleg Cricket, the guy in the video, decided it would be a perfect time to start spinning around while he’s sitting too. I’ve never been so stressed…

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Theranos Can't Even Send a Goddamn Email Right

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 03:30:00 GMT

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At this point, it would almost be bigger news if blood-testing startup turned blood-testing fuck up Theranos managed to do something right. Nevertheless, the company continues to amaze, somehow outdoing every embarrassing error with an even dumber and more painful blunder.

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The Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer Is Appropriately Insane and Over the Top

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 03:11:00 GMT

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Say what you want about the Transformers movies, and we all have, but there’s no denying they deliver spectacle on a level unto themselves. That trend looks like it’ll continue with the fifth film, Transformers: The Last Knight.

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In 2019 We Might Finally Get Our Space Coins

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 02:14:00 GMT

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On Monday, the House of Representatives passed a bill that requires the Secretary of the Treasury to issue a special commemorate coin for the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Apollo moon landing. The bill, titled H.R. 2726 demands the Treasury create a variety of convex coins “to more closely resemble the visor of the…

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Scientists Shoot Lasers at Bird in Goggles to Unravel the Mysteries of Flight

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 02:00:00 GMT

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Even when unlocking the very secrets of the universe, one must always put safety first. That’s why researchers at Stanford University 3D-printed a pair of tiny safety goggles before teaching a parrot to fly through lasers.

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Twitter and Facebook Randomly Crack Down on Terrorist Videos After EU Warning

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 01:17:00 GMT

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Monday, Twitter announced it would come together with Facebook, Microsoft and YouTube to stop terrorist content online by creating a shared database of “‘hashes’ — unique digital ‘fingerprints’ — for violent terrorist imagery or terrorist recruitment videos or images that we have removed from our services.” This…

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Russia's Unreliable Aircraft Carrier Just Lost Another Plane

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 22:36:00 GMT

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Russia’s aircraft carrier off the coast of Syria is continuing a fine tradition of being more of a floating joke than an actual warship. Yet another Russian Navy Su-33 fighter jet crashed in the Mediterranean Sea attempting to land on the gross as hell Admiral Kuznetsov on Saturday.

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Apple's Excuse For Random iPhone Shutdowns Sounds Weird But OK

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 00:34:00 GMT

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After Apple announced it would offer customers replacement batteries for the iPhone 6S batch that randomly shuts off, the company now knows why the problem occurred: air. Specifically, ambient air a crucial battery component was exposed to for too long.

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Good News, Ghost Spiders Can Fly

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 23:16:00 GMT

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2016 was a difficult year and 2017 doesn’t stand to get any better, so here’s the bad news—the ghost spiders have flown over to a remote island, evolving into new species scientists were previously unaware of. In order to fly, spiders use a technique called ballooning, turning their silk into a sort of kite that takes…

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Welcome to Nordstrom, Can I Interest You in This Fancy Rock?

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 23:05:00 GMT

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The American home is replete with all manner of overpriced baubles and trinkets. But is your idlic suburban ranch house truly complete with an $85 rock in a bespoke leather pouch? Nordstrom thinks not.

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Literal Bohemian Rhapsody Lyrics Used Literally in a Goofy Short

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 22:50:00 GMT

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There’s not much more I can add to this because it’s just the lyrics of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody sillily played out in a short film. And since Bohemian Rhapsody is like the second or third most well known song in the US of A after, like, Happy Birthday and whatever nursery rhyme your mother sang to you, you’ll…

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Scientists Just Used CRISPR to Treat a Horrible Genetic Disorder in Mice

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 22:45:00 GMT

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Hemophilia is a devastating genetic condition—without the ability to form blood clots, those who have it risk bleeding to death from even the slightest cut.

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Westworld Won't Be Back Until 2018

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 22:15:00 GMT

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It’s a good thing the season one finale of Westworld left so many things for viewers to discuss. They’re going to be waiting a long time for it to return.

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Absurd 'Co-Living Space' WeLive Is Jacking Up Its Prices

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 22:31:00 GMT

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The price of communal living at New York’s WeLive, the lavish space operated by co-working giant WeWork, is about to go up.

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A Note to Readers

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 21:00:00 GMT

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Hello, readers. You may have noticed that recently I haven’t been writing about comics for io9. That’s because I’m going to be writing comics for Marvel. But don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere.

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The Best Value In Chef's Knives Is Just $28 Today

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 22:11:00 GMT

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Victorinox’s Fibrox 8” chef’s knife is one of your favorite chef’s knives period, and by far the best value in the industry. It’s also the knife I’ve used almost every day for almost five years. Amazon has it for $28 right now, which is an absolute steal for the quality you’re getting. Needless to say, it would also…

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I Lost Track of How Many Car Crashes Happened in This One Snowy Intersection

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 19:27:00 GMT

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It snowed in Montreal today and, well, things got kind of crazy on the road. I don’t know how many car crashes happened in this one wild intersection, but from what I can gather, the icy roads basically turned all the cars, trucks, and buses into giant sleds that all somehow crashed into each other.

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