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Add The First Six Star Wars Films To Your Digital Library For $69

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 22:08:00 GMT

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Star Wars: The Digital Six Film Collection, $69

Want to get caught up on Star Wars before Rogue One arrives in theaters? Amazon’s marked the digital six-film bundle (sorry, The Force Awakens fans) down to $69 in HD, or about $16 less than usual.

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How Donald Trump Might Have Dodged $3 Million In Taxes On His Own Trump Force One

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 19:09:00 GMT

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After digging into Donald Trump’s financial disclosures and corporate filings, The Wall Street Journal found that the president-elect’s two planes and three helicopters are clouded in strange, convoluted business practices designed to save the real estate mogul millions in taxes.

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Today's Best Deals: Fizzics, Camping Gear, Gift Ideas, and More

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 14:52:00 GMT

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A popular compact USB charger, a 3TB portable hard drive and discounted camping gear lead off Friday’s best deals.

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Behold the Awesome Power of the Death Star in New Rogue One Footage

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 21:00:00 GMT

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Okay so it’s not blowing up a planet yet, but it is very, very pretty.

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This Simulation of a Monkey Speaking Is the Stuff of Nightmares

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 22:20:00 GMT

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X-ray image of a macaque monkey. (Image: Asif Ghazanfar, Princeton Neuroscience Institute)

New research shows that macaques have a vocal tract capable of emitting human-like speech, but they lack the brain circuitry to make words happen. That may be a good thing, because their simulated speech is creepy as hell.

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Where Is the Farthest Place You Can Be That's Away from Everyone Else?

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 22:00:00 GMT

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My life now has a purpose. I’ve discovered what I have to do before I die. From now on, every decision I make will be motivated to do one thing and one thing only: to find my way to Point Nemo, a place in the Pacific Ocean that’s the loneliest place on Earth.

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Why Apple Can't Figure Out How to Make AirPods Work

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 21:54:00 GMT

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Apple’s AirPods have been plagued by delays after they were announced alongside the iPhone 7 earlier this year, and now we might finally know exactly why.

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A New Facebook Glitch Is Reposting People’s Random, Old Updates

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 21:47:00 GMT

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Say hello to your old posts, idiots! Image: AP Photo/Eric Risberg

Facebook users are reporting a bizarre bug that—like the video Year In Review or the persistent On This Day feature—dredges up digital memories. The only problem is that it’s doing so without their knowledge or permission.

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The All-American Expo That Invaded Cold War Russia

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:00:00 GMT

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Over the course of six weeks during the height of the Cold War, almost three million Soviets visited an exhibition that celebrated America. American kitchens, American art, American cars, and most especially American capitalism. The American National Exhibition in Moscow was a full-court press to convince the Soviet people of American superiority.

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Look at the Damn Wings on This Spider-Man: Homecoming Vulture Action Figure

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 20:30:00 GMT

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Spider-Man: Homecoming’s Vulture comes armed with a rather beastly version of his wings from the comics. His action figure version has some to match—and they’re so big, you actually need to buy several other figures just to get them.

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You Can Now Play Piano on the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 20:50:00 GMT

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Since the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar was released, we’ve seen a handful of fun apps that take advantage of the new hardware feature. Now we have the most logical toy app for the Touch Bar: A piano.

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The Best Dremel Set You Can Buy Is $50 Less Than Usual, Today Only

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 16:32:46 GMT

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Dremel 4200 77-Piece Kit, $149

We’ve seen our fair share of Dremel discounts over the past few weeks, and it’s easy to see why: They make great gifts! But if you were holding out for the best of the best, your patience has been rewarded.

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Let's Check in on the Super-Hyped $4.5 Billion Startup That Still Hasn't Released a Product

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 20:17:00 GMT

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Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz (Image: Getty)

Mixed reality startup Magic Leap is one of the most-hyped businesses in tech, but after five years and $1.4 billion in funding from behemoths like Google and Alibaba, the notoriously secretive company still hasn’t released a product. A new report from The Information now peeks behind the curtain and reveals that Magic Leap is in much worse shape than its bluster suggests.

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Instagram-Famous Fisherman 'Mark the Shark' Hooks a Brick of Cocaine

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 20:12:00 GMT

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Florida is America’s id, and when America wants some cocaine, you better believe Florida is going to come through.

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Every Question That Was Asked on Westworld

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 14:52:00 GMT

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Do you know how to make a TV show seem more mysterious than it actually is? It’s really simple actually: just make the characters ask as many questions as they possibly can. There’s no need to actually write dialogue, just keep distracting everyone with questions because if the characters don’t know what the hell is going on, why would we?

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Spectral Is a Scifi Action Film That's Too Obsessed With Its Own Cool Premise

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 18:45:00 GMT

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“The less you know, the better.” It’s a common phrase used in all walks of life, and it applies perfectly to Nic Mathieu’s Spectral. This high-tech scifi film was originally planned as a theatrical release but has since been relegated to Netflix, possibly because it’s a movie based on a great idea that overshadows everything that could’ve made it amazing.

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The Anti-Science Craze Driven by Millennials 

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 19:00:00 GMT

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If you have noticed the selection of organic, GMO-free crackers encroaching on the shelf space of the Pop Tarts and Wheat Thins at your local bodega, you can blame millennials for ruining your midnight-snacking fun.

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

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 18:55:21 GMT

Don’t forget: You can email us tips at tipbox@gizmodo.com, send them directly to any of our writers, or use our anonymous SecureDrop system. You can sign up for the Gizmodo newsletter to get our best stories delivered to your Inbox. And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and check us out on Instagram.

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Add Lenovo's Touchscreen Chromebook To Your Arsenal For $180

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 18:01:56 GMT

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Lenovo Chromebook N22, $180

With 4GB of RAM and an IPS touchscreen, the Lenovo N22 is a little more advanced than your average Chromebook. Today only though, you’ll only have to pay the bargain basement price of $180. And yes, it will run Android apps.

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This Mutated Fish Can Now Withstand Absurd Levels of Toxic Waste

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 18:45:00 GMT

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Atlantic killifish have adapted to highly toxic levels of pollution. (Image: Andrew Whitehead/UC Davis)

Researchers have discovered that Atlantic killifish are now 8,000 times more resilient to high levels of toxic waste than other fish, allowing them to survive extreme levels of pollution that would normally be deadly. It sounds like an evolutionary success story, but examples like this are exceptionally rare in the animal kingdom.

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This Aerial Footage of China Basically Teleports You There

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 18:42:00 GMT

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There are so many great aerial shots of China in this video by Stef Hoffer that I think my mind just teleported there. It’s not just the pretty stuff either; The video is especially great because it shows many different sides of China, from the natural beauty of the country to the smoggy life in the cities and all that’s in between: sand dunes, solar panels, rice terraces, ghost cities, shanty towns, and more.

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The Purge of Government Employees Who Believe in Climate Change Has Begun

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 17:10:00 GMT

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Donald Trump’s transition team has asked the Energy Department for a list of names of all agency employees and contractors who worked on the Obama administration’s climate change policy. A 74-point questionnaire, first reported on by Bloomberg and obtained by Politico, is being circulated by the DOE.

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R.L. Stine Is Tackling Man-Thing for Marvel Comics

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 17:30:00 GMT

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If you’ve been waiting since childhood for the author of Goosebumps to team up with Marvel, then today is a treat for you.

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Scientists Think They Know What Caused That Terrifying Tibetan Avalanche

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 17:43:00 GMT

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The Aru Glacier of western Tibet, as seen after two enormous ice slides on October 4th. Image: NASA Earth Observatory

Over the summer, two enormous avalanches struck the Aru Glacier in Tibet back-to-back. Now, after several months of careful study, scientists think they’ve identified the cause of the first ice slide, which claimed the lives of nine nomadic herders. You’ll be shocked to hear it has to do with climate change.

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Why Is HBO Refusing To Deny That Westworld's Robots Poop?

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 16:40:00 GMT

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HBO’s Westworld, the haunting tale of what can happen when cowboy sex robots go awry, spent its first season unwrapping many of the mysteries that so captivated its audience—save, that is, the question that has tormented fans most of all. And that’s apparently exactly how HBO wants it.

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