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2018-11-18 10:07    2018-11-19 10:07

Alien's Ripley Is My Favorite Action Hero Ever

Not heroine. Hero, period. While it’s rad that Ellen Ripley happens to be a woman, that doesn’t at all impact her level of badassery—though it does inform her character in ways that make her much more interesting than virtually any other cinematic hero. She’s complicated, she feels real,

Time to Flex Those Savings Muscles: Bowflex's Popular Dumbbells Are Back Under $200

The price of these popular Bowflex adjustable dumbbells has been yo-yoing for weeks, but generally speaking, any time they’ve dipped below $200, they’ve sold out fairly quickly. So if you missed out on the last few opportunities, Amazon’s spotting you another chance today.Read more...

Instagram Won't Stop Showing Me the Mother's Day Photos I Don't Want to See

After four and a half years of not speaking to my mom I’ve learned to stay away from social media on Mother’s Day.Read more...

'World’s Hottest Pepper' Will Have You Breathing Fire, But It Won’t Kill You

Not all hot peppers are created equal, and few are as unequal as the Dragon’s Breath chili—a new breed that may soon find itself atop the “world’s hottest” throne. Forged by Wales horticulturalist Mike Smith, the red-orange,

Inside The Russian Bomber That’s Been Flying America’s Coastline

The Russian Tu-95/-142 Bear has been showing up in a lot of places it maybe shouldn’t be over the past month, as the Russian Air Force and Navy continues to probe the air defenses of several nations.

Federal Agents Are Now Using ‘Stingrays’ to Track and Capture Undocumented Immigrants

Controversial cellphone tracking technology is being deployed as a tool in President Donald Trump’s expanding effort to arrest and deport illegal US residents.Read more...

The Venom Movie Has Chosen Its Star/Symbiote Host: Tom Hardy

Variety is reporting that Tom Hardy, who played Bane in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, will next play another iconic comic book villain, Venom. The frequent Spider-Man villain is getting his own film next year, which will be directed by Ruben Fleischer, who made Zombieland.Read more...

A 'Superbug' Fungus Is Spreading Across the US

Over the past nine months, the number of US cases of an emerging, multi-drug resistant fungus has ballooned from 7 to more than 122. What’s more, the fungus, Candida auris, seems to be spreading, according to a field report the Centers for Disease Control released Thursday.Read more...

All the Dangerous Things You Shouldn't Be Doing With Your Fidget Spinners

Like lawn darts, nano-magnets, and slap bracelets, fidget spinners are only one stupid stunt away from becoming yet another forgotten fad. And as usual, instead of enjoying them responsibly,

Automate An Outlet With TP-Link's Alexa-Compatible Smart Plug, Now Just $21

Like the idea of a Belkin WeMo Switch, but not willing to spend $40-$50 to try one out? This TP-Link alternative has a nearly identical feature set for half the price.Read more...

This Cyclops Goat Is Good

Eight days ago, a one-eyed goat was born in the Indian village of Assam. Since then, this brave little fluff has become an international sensation for obvious reasons: clearly, it’s training to be in the X-Men.Read more...

This Is How Miserable IBM Voice Recognition Probably Was in the '80s

In the age of Siri, we take for granted how far speech recognition technology has come. But a quick glance back at 1986, when IBM introduced its voice recognition software, shows that we’ve travelled light years since the earliest version of this game-changing software.

Flat Earthers Won't Believe This News on Antarctica’s Climate

The Arctic is the fastest-warming place on our overheated planet, but so far, its polar opposite has managed to stay pretty cool. Why is Antarctica warming so slowly compared with the Arctic? The answer is complicated, but a new study suggests we’re overlooking a basic reality of geometry.Read more.

I'm Afraid to Ask This Internet to Name This New Moon

Good news! Three space telescopes, including Hubble, have combined their celestial powers to spot a moon orbiting a dwarf planet in the Kuiper Belt —the region beyond Neptune where Pluto and countless other icy bodies live. According to NASA,

Rudy Giuliani Forgot 9/11('s Effect on Commercial Air Travel)

Yesterday morning, Rudy Giuliani—America’s mayor, Donald Trump’s current cybersecurity advisor, and a race-baiting thug most famous for being circumstantially tied to a great tragedy—had a little dust-up with the TSA while making his way through Newark airport. Apparently,

Today's Best Deals: Under Armour Apparel, Kamado Grill, SoundBuds, and More

Anker’s newest SoundBuds, a Big Green Egg alternative, and a huge Under Armour apparel sale lead off Friday’s best deals from around the web. Read more...

8 Reasons You Should Care a Lot About the 2020 Census 

Do you care about the 2020 census? You should. We all probably should care more about the 2020 census, because John Thompson, the director of the Census Bureau and the man in charge of running the 2020 census, stepped down last week. It’s hard to overstate what huge news this is,

Duck Me, Ducktales Has Added Lin-Manuel Miranda as Gizmoduck

Man, the cast for the new DuckTales cartoon was already pretty insane. And now it just got even better.Read more...

We Got Prince's FBI File

The world was shocked when Prince died of a prescription drug overdose back in April of 2016 at the age of 57. As I often do after celebrities die, I filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the FBI for any files it might have on the music legend.

Google's Coolest Tech Is Getting Harder and Harder to See

Google always uses its annual I/O developer conference as a place to trot out some of its biggest and most exciting product updates. You’d be forgiven for feeling like this year was kind of a dud. There were no new gadgets, no new moonshot projects,

The First AI-Generated Paint Names Include 'Homestar Brown' and 'Stanky Bean'

Humans aren’t nearly as creative as we think. Craft brewers, for example, have run out of fun names and are sending each other cease and desist letters for coming up with the same ideas. So, what if we let computers come up with new names for us?Read more...

'Panda' Porpoise Could Be Extinct In Months

Vaquitas are cartoonish-looking porpoises that swim around, bothering literally no one. These little guys, which only weigh about 120 pounds, are found in just one region in the world— the Northern Gulf of California. Their nickname—the “panda” porpoise—comes from the dark rings around their eyes,

Sad, Sick Idiot Anthony Weiner to Plead Guilty to Sexting 15-Year-Old Girl

Early Friday morning, former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner surrendered himself to FBI agents and will appear before a federal judge later this afternoon. There, he will plead guilty to transferring obscene material to a minor, multiple news outlets report. Read more...

Uber Threatens to Dump Engineer Accused of Stealing Trade Secrets From Waymo

Lots of people get fired from Uber. One employee was reportedly fired last year for helping his female coworkers raise complaints about sexual harassment. Drivers get deactivated from the platform if their ratings slip below a certain number (Uber says the minimum rating varies by city,

Save $10 On Anker's Newest Wireless SoundBuds

Anker’s original SoundBuds are your favorite affordable wireless earbuds, but the new SoundBuds Tag just got their biggest discount ever. $26 is $10 less than usual, and beats the previous deal we saw by $2. Read more...

The Survivors of the Coming Apocalypse Just Wanna Have Fun

“I used to be into guns, but that’s not a realistic plan,” says Michael Robertson, 69, of Utah. “How many men do you need to guard a place 24 hours a day? Twenty?”Read more...

More Hints of Luke Skywalker's Journey in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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The First Reactions for Wonder Woman Are Spectacular

The release of Wonder Woman is just a few short weeks away and DC’s latest film is currently screening for the media. Full reviews are still under embargo—but tonight, Warner Bros. allowed non-spoiler reactions on social media, and they were almost overwhelmingly positive.Read more...

Stuff Your Closet With Under Armour Gear During Amazon's One-Day Sale

Amazon’s running a new fitness-focused Gold Box to get you ready for going outside, this time with a solid selection of Under Armour apparel for men, women, and kids all marked down to great low prices.Read more...

The CIA Runs 'Shark Tank' Competitions Internally For New Tech Ideas

The ABC show Shark Tank gives aspiring entrepreneurs a chance to pitch business investors on their ideas. And according to new reports, the CIA has its own version of Shark Tank to get personnel thinking about espionage technology in innovative ways. Read more...

Julian Assange Rape Investigation Dropped by Swedish Prosecutors Over Technicality

Swedish prosecutors just announced that they are dropping the rape investigation against Julian Assange, the cofounder of Wikileaks. But it’s not yet clear if Assange will leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London anytime soon.Read more...

Cuisinart's Soft Serve Machine Actually Makes Soft Serve

The typical home use soft serve ice cream maker produces the functional equivalent of slightly melted regular ice cream, but Cuisinart’s is the real deal.Read more...

The Biggest Android News Came Nearly a Week Before I/O

I/O, Google’s huge developer conference/outdoor coding festival will be wrapping up in Mountain View tomorrow. Thousands of developers have been soaking in the sun and knowledge while Google woos them with free Google Homes, raw vegan salads, and a live performance by LCD Soundsystem.

Here's How Much Bubble Wrap You Need To Wrap A Giant Whale Heart

It’s not every day one stumbles upon a 400-pound-whale heart, but when you do, you put that shit in a museum. Thankfully, that’s exactly what the folks at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) did when they uncovered a dead blue whale in Newfoundland back in 2014. Since then,

Will Your Summer Be Uncomfortably Hot?

It’s hot. It’s been hot. It’s going to be hot.Read more...

What "Classified Information" Means, and What Happens If You Divulge It 

The media is ablaze over President Trump sharing classified information with Russian foreign officials—but what is classified information exactly? And what happens if you disclose it? Good news: You’ve been granted clearance to acquire this not-quite-top-secret knowledge.Read more...

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