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Massive Twitter Bot Army Exposed by Its Obsession With Star Wars

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:10:00 GMT

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Bot accounts are the bane of Twitter. The automated accounts that are often characterized by the default egg icon can wreak all sorts of havoc and totally turn the tide on topics that are trending. In a new paper, researchers discovered a bot army of 350,000 accounts that all had one thing in common: a love of Star…

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Women's March Protesters Salute Rebel Hero Princess Leia

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:00:00 GMT

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The Women’s March on Washington has a true queen in their camp. Crowds are channeling General Leia Organa and actress Carrie Fisher with signs, costumes, wall art, and other amazing tributes. The Rebellion is here.

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We're Not Going to Be Ignored, Don: Liveblogging the Women's March

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 15:15:00 GMT

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WASHINGTON, DC—It’s a great day for resisting the reign of the newly inaugurated autocratic, sexist, racist, ableist, xenophobe-in-chief and the powers that got him elected in the first place. Women and men are protesting all over the world, and we’ll bring you the news as we learn it, right here. Don’t touch that…

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Saturday's Best Deals: Finger Lights, Sugru, Massage Balls, and More

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 15:42:00 GMT

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Finger lights, Sugru projects, and TriggerPoint foam massage balls lead off Saturday’s best deals.

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ABC Orders SciFi Pilot That Rips Off a South Park Episode

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 15:15:00 GMT

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Tis the season for new TV shows, and ABC’s latest pilot pick-up is about refugees from the future as an allegory for the struggles in modern immigration. In other words, South Park did it.

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Monitor Your Home From Anywhere With Yi's Security Camera, Just $30 Today

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 14:28:00 GMT

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Yi, manufacturer of your favorite affordable action cam, also makes a home IP security camera, and Prime members can pick it up for just $30 today, albeit with a backorder. If you want it faster, or aren’t a Prime member, it’s also available for $35.

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The Terminator Will Be Back Thanks to James Cameron and Tim Miller

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:55:00 GMT

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It seemed like Terminator Genisys had killed the Terminator franchise once and for all, but a new hero is coming back: James Cameron. Cameron, who wrote and directed the first two films, regains the rights in 2019 and is reportedly working with Deadpool director Tim Miller on a brand new film.

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National Park Service Banned From Tweeting After Anti-Trump Retweets [Updated]

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:04:00 GMT

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The National Park service retweeted some sick Donald Trump burns, noting how, uh, lightly attended his inauguration was compared to Barack Obama’s in 2009. But now, the NPS has been ordered by its Washington support office to “immediately cease use of government Twitter accounts until further notice,” according to an…

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Cats Acting Out Scenes from Star Wars and Other Movies Is Really Fantastic

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:03:00 GMT

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Man, cats are so dang smart that they can pretty much replace actors in movies these days. I’m watching this wonderful scene reenactment of The Empire Strikes Back and I’m not sure I even miss the real Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker. Okay, I guess Darth Vader is still way more badass than any cat but the cat actor…

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Your Guide to Trump's Very White, Very Rich, Very Frightening Cabinet

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:00:00 GMT

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WASHINGTON, DC—For the past several weeks, whenever President Donald Trump’s (haha fuck) transition team would announce a new member of his cabinet, the nation would partake in a communal panic—about the nominee’s lack of qualifications, about their past scandals and conflicts of interest, about what the stakes are if…

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Thank the Great Bird of the Galaxy, the Star Trek Fan Film Lawsuit Has Settled

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:00:00 GMT

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The long and winding tale of CBS and Paramount versus Axanar has finally come to an end. Much later, I think, than anyone wanted.

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At the Last Minute, Trump Asks Nuclear Safety Administrator to Stick Around After All

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:40:00 GMT

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After weeks of silence and uncertainty, the agency responsible for ensuring the safety of our nuclear arsenal finally has an answer to the question of who exactly is in charge under President Trump. Last night, just hours before Trump was to be sworn in, his transition team finally asked Under Secretary for Nuclear…

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Scientists Are Searching For Life On This Nearby Exoplanet

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:35:00 GMT

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With all this talk about human colonies on Mars, why not dream a little bigger? Dr. Stephen Kane and his team of researchers at San Francisco State University are looking about 14 lightyears away from our solar system for some potentially inhabitable real estate.

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The White House's New Approach to Climate Change: Who Gives a Shit? 

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:15:00 GMT

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Whatever the environmental community was expecting to happen after President Trump’s inauguration Friday, the reality is probably worse.

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Can You Brew Beer On the Moon?

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:50:00 GMT

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When some apocalyptic event in the very near future forces humans scurrying to another planet, we’re probably going to have the same question.

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National Park Service Owns Trump on Twitter One Last Time [Updated]

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:36:00 GMT

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President Trump’s administration apparently hasn’t gotten its hands on the National Park Service Twitter account just yet, because the agency is retweeting some things that would likely hurt our new president’s feelings.

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WB May Be Making Its Most Insane DC Movie Decision Yet

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:45:00 GMT

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The DC Film Universe has been in constant motion over the past few weeks, with ideas changing, scripts being written, and whole new movies forming. The latest rumor, however, is simply the craziest thing yet.

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Comparing the Classic Archie Characters to Their Twisted Riverdale Counterparts

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:15:00 GMT

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Next week finally brings the premiere of Riverdale, a show we’ve been dying to see more of ever since the pilot was shown at Comic-Con. But, in case the trailers did not make this abundantly clear, this is not the Archie you might expect us to be. Here’s a rundown of the major players as they are in the comics and how…

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Give Your Eyes a Break With This $9 Bias Light

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:32:14 GMT

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If you still haven’t tried out a home theater bias light, there’s never been a better time to pick one up. Kohree’s LED bias light strip plugs directly into your TV’s USB port for power, and sticks to the back of the set via built-in adhesive. Once you turn your TV on, the LEDs cast a soft glow on the wall behind…

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Wild Ape Learns to Use Saw and Quickly Becomes Competitive Dick

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:29:00 GMT

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In the latest episode of BBC’s Spy in the Wild, a robot ape equipped with a spycam happens upon a wild orangutan that recently found a saw. She uses it with a stunning level of mastery, given the fact that she’s an orangutan. But wait, there’s more.

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Trump's White House Is Already Tearing Up Obama's Websites

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:02:00 GMT

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Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States today, and very shortly after taking oath of office, his administration began the fairly new and complicated digital transition process.

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The Fascinating Secret Origin of 'Abracadabra'

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:50:00 GMT

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Abracadabra!

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How to Make the iPhone's Touch ID Work With Gloves

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:27:00 GMT

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It’s cold and with what feels like an eternity of wintery weather ahead of us, it’s most definitely glove-wearing season.

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It's a Do-or-Die Fight to Recharge in Animated Short Power Hungry

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:55:51 GMT

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When your battery fails you, you’ve gotta plug in right away—but sometimes, it’s not that simple, as one toybox refugee discovers in this surreal, surprisingly violent (but still weirdly cute) animated short from Benjy Brooke.

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