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

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 13:55:31 GMT

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Crack Open A New Book--Any Book--With Amazon's $5 off $15 Sale

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 21:46:36 GMT

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Hot off the heels of its $10-off-$25 physical book sale last weekend, Amazon’s now taking $5 off any $15 book purchase (including multiple, cheaper books) with promo code GIFTBOOK, from now until December 5.

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Watching These Cards Get Shuffled Is Hypnotizing as Hell

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 00:52:00 GMT

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Eliot Slevin, his flexible fingers, and his mastery of cardistry can turn a normal deck of cards into a beautifully choreographed dance that seems to tweak gravity (and can probably even cause hypnosis if you stare too long). The movement of the cards is incredible; they just fly into his palms and flow so seamlessly…

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Seeing Random Things Like Styrofoam and Cardboard Get Shredded Makes Me Feel All Tingly

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 23:35:00 GMT

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The ASMR effect is very pronounced in this video of cardboard and styrofoam getting shredded, because it all just sounds so damn pleasant. Or, well, it’s pleasant if you like having a tingling sensation run around your ears and all the way down your spine. After all, it’s Friday and everybody can use a little bit of…

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The Spectral Trailer Proves Bullets Don't Do Jack Against Killer Ghosts

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 22:15:00 GMT

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On December 9, Netflix is dropping a movie that was supposed to be in theaters over the summer. It’s called Spectral, and while all the signs point to it being really bad, the first trailer is really good.

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If You're Focused on Solving Westworld's 'Mysteries,' You're Missing the Point

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 21:20:00 GMT

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There’s a ton of anticipation heading into Sunday’s 90-minute long Westworld finale. With just a 10-episode first season, the show is already an obsession for the millions of people tuning in every week. Lots of time has been spent by fans trying to piece together “clues” to provide evidence for any number of…

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DirecTV Now Is Just Another Failed Attempt at Streaming Live TV

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 21:23:00 GMT

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Watching Turner & Hooch and crying, because I’d completely forgotten the dog dies, I came to a conclusion. Not about the film I’d been streaming on my laptop for the last two hours—but about the service I’d been streaming it from. AT&T’s DirecTV Now is currently an adequate streaming service, but it is not the best,…

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FCC Says AT&T's DirecTV Now Service Violates Net Neutrality

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 20:57:00 GMT

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One of the features of AT&T’s new DirecTV Now streaming TV service is that using the service won’t count against AT&T wireless users’ data caps. AT&T also also exempts mobile app usage for regular DirecTV customers on its wireless network. Now, the FCC says that feature violates net neutrality rules.

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Give Your Bathroom The Accessories It Deserves With Today's Simplehuman Discounts

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 17:42:00 GMT

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Simplehuman takes mundane household objects like trash cans, shower caddies, toilet brushes, and paper towel holders, and turns them into functional works of art.

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Bryan Fuller Makes It Very Clear That He's No Longer Involved With Star Trek: Discovery 

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 19:30:00 GMT

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Even though it had been said that Bryan Fuller would remain an executive producer for Star Trek: Discovery, Fuller is now clarifying that the only work he will do on season one of the show is what he’s already done.

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What Post-Apocalyptic Worlds Look Like in Movies

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 19:56:00 GMT

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It’s always nice (in a totally twisted way) to remind yourself of how bad things in the world could get by watching movies set in a post-apocalyptic future. They’re always desolate and grim, lonely and uninviting, terribly sad and just plain awful places to live. I mean, seeing the last fictional characters on Earth…

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Facebook Spends $20 Million to Quiet Gentrification Critics Near Its Headquarters

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 20:05:00 GMT

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Facebook is making good on its promise to build affordable housing near its headquarters in Menlo Park. The social media giant announced plans on Friday to build new housing in the area to offset concerns about the controversial 1.1 million square-foot expansion of its headquarters.

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Communists Oppose Naming a French Street for Steve Jobs, Suggest Ada Lovelace Instead

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 19:50:00 GMT

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France has a surprisingly large number of streets named after Americans. There are streets named for Thomas Edison, George Gershwin, and Ben Franklin. But recent plans to name a street after Steve Jobs has encountered some resistance. Specifically, resistance from French Communists.

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Jeremy Clarkson Has No Clue How Electric Cars Work

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:29:00 GMT

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The biggest voice in the car enthusiast world has once more trashed electric cars based on a bunch of misinformation and dipshittery. Jeremy Clarkson, what are you talking about, man?

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Amazon's Custom-Branded Rechargeable Batteries Have Never Been Cheaper

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 19:02:00 GMT

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If your Eneloop AA collection isn’t quite as big as it could be, you can supplement it with an 8-pack of AmazonBasics high capacity AAs for $17 today.

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Advice for Disgraced Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes From Tech Darling Elizabeth Holmes

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 19:19:00 GMT

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Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is having a hard year. After a Wall Street Journal report exposed her company’s innovative blood tests as faulty last October, the once beloved CEO—who proudly dons a black turtleneck like her idol Steve Jobs—has been banned from operating a lab for two years, lost her fortune, and

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The Hellscape of Waiting 5 Hours in Line for Spectacles

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 18:59:00 GMT

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I am such an asshole. That is the only conclusion I could come to after waiting five hours in line for two pairs of Snap Inc.’s new Spectacles—sunglasses with a camera attached that work with Snapchat—in New York City on Thursday.

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Spider-Man Gets Another Upgrade From Tony Stark in Homecoming

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 17:40:00 GMT

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The first trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming will likely be out before the end of the month, but audiences at a Brazilian convention got an early sneak today—and it came with a surprising revelation.

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Why Some Video Games Are In Danger of Disappearing Forever

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 18:28:00 GMT

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Years of neglect are eroding gaming history. Cartridges rot in garages, companies horde demos that they will never release, and obscure titles fade into the ether. Some games may even be lost forever.

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The DC/CW Crossover Was Fun as Hell, and It Redeemed the Flash, Too

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 18:30:00 GMT

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The CW’s four-part DC crossover event is over, as the combined forces of Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow defeated the alien Dominators. But saving the Earth wasn’t their only achievement—they also managed to turn Barry Allen into a hero again, fixing the DC/CW universe’s worst problem, while still…

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Feds Bust Huge 'Avalanche' Hacker Network in Global Sting Operation

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 18:20:00 GMT

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Federal authorities from around the world have finally shut down “Avalanche,” a massive network of 500,000 hijacked machines that hackers used to launch malware and phishing attacks. In fact, at one time, the Avalanche network was responsible for two-thirds of all global phishing attacks.

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Your Periodic Table Is Officially Out of Date

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 18:01:00 GMT

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Scientists with the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) have officially approved the names of four new elements, completing the seventh row of the periodic table.

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Jai Courtney Chased the Director of Suicide Squad Around the Set Naked, and I Wish I Was Surprised

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 17:00:00 GMT

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I’m not surprised this happened. I’m not even surprised that there’s a photo of it. This is actually one of the more charming tales we’ve heard. But I am slightly surprised that there are still Suicide Squad set stories to tell.

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Look at This Giant Fucking Catfish

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 17:15:00 GMT

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Here’s a fish tale for the ages: a North Carolina man says he reeled in a massive 112-pound catfish (just five pounds short of the state record).

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