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Add Permanent USB Charging Ports To Your Home For 20% Off

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:28:42 GMT

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These days, you probably charge as many things over USB as you do over standard AC outlets, so it only makes sense to add some semi-permanent USB ports to your home.

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Today's Best Deals: Work Boots, Hand Tools, Batman Games, and More

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:04:00 GMT

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Wera tools, work boots, and Batman: Return to Arkham lead off Friday’s best deals from around the web.

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We Were Wrong About How the Asteroid Apocalypse Will Go Down

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:15:00 GMT

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Here’s a cheery thought to send you into the weekend: New research suggests that the greatest danger posed by an incoming asteroid is not from the cataclysmic impact of it striking the Earth—but from the enormous shockwave it produces when it enters the atmosphere.

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Uber Is Doomed

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:27:00 GMT

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If there is one quote that sums up the ethos of Uber, it might be this cut from the company’s firebrand CEO Travis Kalanick: “Stand by your principles and be comfortable with confrontation. So few people are, so when the people with the red tape come, it becomes a negotiation.” But after a month marked by one disaster…

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Cloudbleed Is a Problem But It Gets Worse

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:55:00 GMT

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Huge security disasters like Cloudbleed are never fun. However, as more information about the newly reported vulnerability becomes available, we can understand how dangerous bugs stand to screw up the internet. Luckily, in the case of Cloudbleed, it’s not as bad as it could have been. But it’s not good, either.

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Blanket Your Home In Wi-Fi With Discounted Eero Mesh Routers

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:24:00 GMT

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Eero is the first networking company to truly bring mesh networking to the masses, and their routers are back on sale for the first time since the holidays.

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FCC Picks Worst Day Possible to Block Rules Protecting Personal Info

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:25:00 GMT

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Until today, March 2 marked the date that internet service providers would be required to adopt “reasonable” measures to protect sensitive customer info like browsing histories, location data and Social Security numbers. Thanks to the Federal Communications Commission’s new leadership, however, that deadline will now…

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A Brief History of Uber and Google's Very Complicated Relationship

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:23:00 GMT

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Last night, Waymo, the self-driving car division of Alphabet—parent company to Google—filed a blockbuster lawsuit against Uber. The suit alleges that a former Google engineer stole trade secrets and proprietary designs of Waymo’s self-driving car system, which he subsequently used when starting his own company that…

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This Duckling Debate Shows How Science Really Gets Done

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:20:00 GMT

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There’s a formula to how you experience science: First, splashy press releases come out about a study, like ducklings being capable of abstract thought. News outlets write about said study (including some of the best science writers). Many of those writers will vet those studies with several scientists to ensure they…

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Please Don't 'Glue' Your Vagina Shut During Your Period 

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:08:00 GMT

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An obviously male doctor in Kansas thinks that as an alternative to pesky and unseemly tampons, women should basically start gluing their vaginas shut. In case the word “glue” next to the word “vagina” didn’t already make this apparent, this is a very, very bad idea. And before you ask, no, he is not joking.

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Kentucky Police Remove Punisher Logo From Cop Cars After People Rightfully Point Out He's a Murderer

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:25:00 GMT

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An Eastern Kentucky police department has removed some decals from their police cars that showed The Punisher’s skull logo emblazoned with the “Blue Lives Matter” slogan, after a series of complaints about how inappropriate it was for police officers to pay tribute to a cold-blooded killer.

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This Week's Big New Exoplanet Discovery Is Becoming Science Nerd Fanfic

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:45:00 GMT

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On Wednesday, Earthlings were shocked—and certainly relieved—to finally get a push notification about planetary discovery, not political corruption. News broke that an international team of scientists had spied seven Earth-sized planets orbiting the nearby star TRAPPIST-1. Three of those planets are located in the…

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Go See Any Movie You Want With $3 Off at Fandango

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:37:00 GMT

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Heading out to the movies this weekend? Use promo code AWARDSAPPLEPAY on Fandango, and you’ll save $3 on any ticket. This code seems to work with any payment method on any OS; no Apple Pay required.

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An Alarmingly Early Spring is Sweeping Across the Southern United States

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:45:00 GMT

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Spring is well ahead of schedule across much of the southern United States, in some cases by at least two to three weeks. An early spring may sound nice, but it comes with serious consequences—both to human health and the environment.

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As Clone Conspiracy Ends, the Fates of Two Major Spider-Man Villains Are Revealed

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:30:00 GMT

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This week’s issue of Amazing Spider-Man started to wrap up the long, clone-tacular events of Spidey’s latest event series, The Clone Conspiracy—which has already given us the return of Ben Reilly as the Scarlet Spider. But now we’ve got confirmation of at least one major thorn in Peter Parker’s side perishing... and…

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Bitcoin Refuses to Just Die Already

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:22:00 GMT

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Bitcoin, somehow, continues to persist despite mounting evidence that it’s not the best use of your money. The digital “cryptocurrency” hit a record high on Thursday, trading above $1,200 according to several exchanges.

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How to Make Trump Less of a Dick, With Science

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:20:00 GMT

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Imagine attending a work dinner and having your boss single you out and order your meal for you. Then imagine that meal was meatloaf. Chris Christie may not have cared about it so much, but to many people, that would be considered an obnoxious move at best. Unfortunately, that kind of behavior and worse is par for the…

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Chickenshit Scott Pruitt Is Never Going to Stand Up to the Fossil Fuel Industry

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:44:00 GMT

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The existential threat posed by climate change can often obscure the more immediate vulnerabilities that regulatory bodies like the Environmental Protection Agency guard against. As Scott Faber of the nonprofit research organization Environmental Working Group put it, “The EPA is the only guarantee that when you turn…

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Samurai Jack Wanted to Show a Dog's Butthole, but Adult Swim Said 'Nope'

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:45:00 GMT

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The fifth and final season of Samurai Jack is going to be darker, tougher, and violent as hell. But there’s one thing it won’t have: dog buttholes.

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Everything You Need to Know About Cloudbleed, the Latest Internet Security Disaster

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:45:00 GMT

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Have you heard? A tiny bug in Cloudflare’s code has led an unknown quantity of data—including passwords, personal information, messages, cookies, and more—to leak all over the internet. If you haven’t heard of the so-called Cloudbleed vulnerability, keep reading. This is a scary big deal.

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Scientists Are Creating a Genetic Chainsaw to Hack Superbug DNA to Bits

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:25:00 GMT

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When folks talk about the gene-editing tool CRISPR, they’re usually talking about CRISPR-Cas9, a combination of DNA and enzymes that together act like scissors to cut and paste genes. CRISPR-Cas9 has already been hailed a potential game changer in the fight against cancer, crop pathogens, and environmental problems.…

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Get Out Is a Refreshing, Creepy, Stress-Filled Thriller Unafraid to Comment on Race

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:00:00 GMT

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When I first watched the trailer for comedian Jordan Peele’s Get Out, I knew that I had to see it, and I wasn’t wrong. It was as if Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner was on some type of horrific steroid.

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The Chemical That Killed Kim Jong-un's Half-Brother Is Horrifying

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:23:00 GMT

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Kim Jong-nam, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s half brother, was assassinated last week by a nerve agent called VX, according to the Malaysian police as reported by the Washington Post. What the heck is VX, and why is it so awful?

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Your Favorite Rechargeable Batteries Are Back Down To Their Lowest Price

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:17:59 GMT

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Want to see firsthand why people love Eneloop rechargeable batteries so much? This 8-pack of AAs is back on sale for $16 on Amazon today, the best price we’ve ever seen. Even if you already have some, this is a great chance to add to your collection.

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