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FCC Chair Ajit Pai Announces Bullshit Plan to Destroy Net Neutrality

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:31:00 GMT

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The agonizing wait is finally over. Today, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced his plan to dismantle net neutrality. During a speech in Washington, DC at the conservative nonprofit Freedomworks, Pai outlined his plan to roll back the 2015 Open Internet Order. The order established the principles of the open internet in…

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All the Science Fiction and Fantasy TV to Watch (or Avoid) This Summer

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:00:00 GMT

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When summer comes, it brings with it lazy days in the sun and kids free of school. It also brings a slew of TV shows, perfect for watching when it’s too hot to leave the air conditioning (which is most of the time). Here’s the io9 guide to everything our beloved nerdy genres are putting up this year.

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Isn't It Relevant That the Star of The Handmaid's Tale Belongs to a Secretive, Allegedly Oppressive Religion? 

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:00:00 GMT

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The Handmaid’s Tale is one of the finest dystopian novels ever written, and it is, inescapably and fundamentally, about women’s oppression under an ultra-conservative regime. The much-anticipated Hulu series based on the book doesn’t shy away from the original subject matter; it couldn’t, really, and remain the

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DARPA Wants to Hack Your Brain to Make You Learn Faster

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:35:00 GMT

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If the brain is just a bunch of wires and circuits, it stands to reason that those components can simply be re-wired in order to create a better, smarter us. At least, that’s the theory behind a new project from the military’s secretive DARPA research branch announced on Wednesday, which aims to enhance human…

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The Would-Be Auto Worker Caught Up In A Detroit Prison Snitch Scandal

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:23:00 GMT

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The night 18-year-old Bernard Howard was hauled into Detroit police headquarters he was unequivocal: he knew nothing. Police had heard a man nicknamed Snoop—something Howard’s friend on the east side called him—might’ve been involved in a triple homicide, but Howard was clear: he didn’t know a thing. So he was…

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What Kind of Dog Is This?

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:25:00 GMT

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Have you seen this dog? If you’ve been on Reddit lately, where this video by Japanese good boy enthusiast Hirofumi Kawano has been making the rounds, there’s a good chance you have.

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These Are the Three Best Coolers

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:45:00 GMT

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Well this is awkward. The overwhelming favorite in this week’s cooler Co-Op was RTIC’s hard cooler, which is no longer in production due to to a lawsuit by YETI. You can still find them here and there, and it’s possible RTIC will make tweaks and rerelease it in some form. But in the meantime, let’s have a vote on your

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Glass, the Sequel Both to Split and Unbreakable, Will Be Out January 2019

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:35:00 GMT

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Well, spoilers be damned, now it’s out there. M. Night Shyamalan just announced via Twitter that his next movie is called Glass. It’s a sequel to Split and Unbreakable simultaneously and it’ll be in theaters January 18, 2019.

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Chris Sacca, Shark Tank's Singing Cowboy, Retires From Tech Investing 

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:15:00 GMT

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Chris Sacca, the amateur Hank Williams Jr. impersonator best known for his early investments in Twitter and Uber, published 1,700 words on Wednesday to say what he could have said in just one tweet: he’s retiring.

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Controversial Study Makes a Staggering Claim About When the First Humans Settled North America

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:00:00 GMT

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In a study that’s already attracting considerable controversy, a research team says it has found evidence of human habitation along the southern coast of California dating back an astounding 130,000 years. That’s ten times older than most estimates, and a complete upending of what we thought we knew about how and when…

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Scientists Are Already Planning the Next Mission to Pluto

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:48:00 GMT

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The Pluto-shaped void in our hearts has yet to be filled by Planet 9, copious amounts of Ben & Jerry’s, or anything. Ever since the summer of 2015, when NASA’s New Horizons performed a six-month-long reconnaissance flyby study of Pluto and its moons, fans of the dwarf planet have wondered if or when we’d ever go back.…

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Live Out Your Wolverine Fantasies With a Retractable Set of Popsicle Stick Claws

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:11:00 GMT

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There are two great reasons to follow this tutorial which teaches you how to turn 15 wooden popsicle sticks into your own set of wearable Wolverine claws: 1) You get to run around pretending to be Wolverine, popping balloons and being awesome. 2) You have a great reason to eat 15 popsicles.

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The Rihanna/Lupita Heist Movie Is the Internet's Only Good Movie Idea

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:20:00 GMT

Aimlessly browsing the internet is sort of like taking a pediegg to your callouses without soaking them first. Stuff definitely happens, but it sure as hell ain’t pleasant. Every once in a while, however, something extraordinary rises above the web’s feculent froth. A good idea is churned out by the internet machine…

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Nebula Wasn't Originally Meant to Survive the First Guardians of the Galaxy

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:30:00 GMT

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Of all of Marvel’s vaguely defined villains, Nebula was always more of an opportunist than a straight-up believer, which is why her changing sides in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 works. But, according to Karen Gillan, Nebula wasn’t even supposed to be alive to switch sides.

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This Old FBI File Is a Great Reminder of Just How Screwed Trump's Lying Cronies Are

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:50:00 GMT

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Martin Friedman, the head of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, died last May at the age of 90. At the time, I requested Friedman’s FBI file through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, and that 93-page file was delivered to me yesterday. While there’s nothing scandalous in it, reading the file made me…

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Amazon Has a New Echo That Tells You If Your Outfit Sucks

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:37:00 GMT

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Amazon has a new Echo and this time, it has a camera built-in to tell you how ugly, or hot, your outfit looks. Dubbed the Echo Look, this forthcoming $200 device has a depth-sensing camera that can take full-length photos and videos using just your voice.

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A Devastating Holocaust Documentary Proves VR Filmmaking Isn't Just a Gimmick

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:55:00 GMT

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It’s really easy to mess up a film project about the Holocaust. The wrong tone, the wrong direction, and it can all go horribly awry. Add cutting-edge technology operated by unskilled hands to a topic as devastating as survivor testimony, and you could have a disaster. Fortunately, the VR film The Last Goodbye, which…

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Baby Humpback Whales Whisper to Their Moms Because the Ocean Is Terrifying

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:45:00 GMT

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The ocean is dark and full of terrors—including hungry orcas, and horny men looking to bang your mom, if you’re a baby humpback whale. And so, you keep your voice to a whisper to avoid these predatory eavesdroppers.

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Twitter's Free Fall Is Slightly Less Brutal Than It Was Before

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:21:00 GMT

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Twitter announced its Q1 2017 earnings on Wednesday, and good news, everyone: The company isn’t performing as poorly as it was last quarter!

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Add USB Charging Ports To Your Wall Outlets For $15 Each

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:57:00 GMT

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Update: Now up to $20, but you can opt for this model instead for $13. You’ll just need to supply your own wall plate.

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Flash Flood of Fruit Juice Terrorizes Russian Town

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:30:00 GMT

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Disasters aren’t funny. But sometimes they’re kinda silly.

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It's Already Time to Start Speculating About Game of Thrones' Final Season

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:00:00 GMT

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Will Smith could join the long-in-development clone movie Gemini Man. A major Riverdale character will look very different in season two. The Lion King remake might have found its Timon and Pumba. Plus, bad news for Powerless. Behold, Spoilers!

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Life Finds a Way as Jeff Goldblum Returns for Jurassic World 2

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 02:53:49 GMT

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Did you watch the first Jurassic World and think, “This needs more Jeff Goldblum?” Well, you’re in luck for the sequel. Life found a way.

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