Canon Might Finally Fix All the Problems In Its Cheapest Full Frame Camera

Canon is finally launching a new full frame camera. The $2000 Canon 6D Mark II is the first ever refresh to Canon’s cheapest full frame camera, the Canon 6D (now Canon 6D Mark I), and it might actually fix all the Mark I’s problems.

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Source: Gizmodo – Canon Might Finally Fix All the Problems In Its Cheapest Full Frame Camera

The TSA Messed With the Wrong 20-Pound Lobster and Its Owner Is Pissed

“They are dumb,” Christopher Stracuzza tells the New York Times. “They are like the dumbest people in the world.” They, in this case, are the TSA agents who manhandled his gigantic lobster and went viral with a photo on the agency’s Twitter account.

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Source: Gizmodo – The TSA Messed With the Wrong 20-Pound Lobster and Its Owner Is Pissed

The Oldest Known Porno Movie Prominently Features A Car

Long before everyone had machines on their desks, laps, and in their pockets capable of providing them with pornography from a global pornography-distribution network, people had to distribute hardcore pornography on celluloid film, like animals. The earliest example seems to be a 1915 movie that revolves around a car.

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Source: Gizmodo – The Oldest Known Porno Movie Prominently Features A Car

US Lifts Airline Laptop Ban In Exchange For 'Intensive Security Measures'

The Trump administration has kept airlines and nations on edge as it weighed a decision to expand an in-flight ban on electronics larger than a smartphone. On Wednesday, the administration announced that it will not expand the ban, and it will lift be lifted in countries that were already affected. But the terms of…

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Source: Gizmodo – US Lifts Airline Laptop Ban In Exchange For ‘Intensive Security Measures’

EVE Online Developer Gets Sent A Bag Of 'Dicks' In The Mail

When people got mad, they used to sent a letter. In the internet era, if somebody’s going to use non-electronic mail—which, as I understand it, is powered by snails and horses—it has to be elaborate. Case in point: an EVE Online player who tried to mail one of CCP’s designers a bag full of candy shaped like dicks and…

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Source: Gizmodo – EVE Online Developer Gets Sent A Bag Of ‘Dicks’ In The Mail

Researchers Think They Can Use Twitter to Spot Riots Before Police

Researchers in the UK used machine learning algorithms to analyze 1.6 million tweets in London during the infamous 2011 riots, which resulted in widespread looting, property destruction and over 3,000 arrests. According to the researchers, analyzing Twitter data to map out where violence occurred in London boroughs…

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Source: Gizmodo – Researchers Think They Can Use Twitter to Spot Riots Before Police

Kentucky Wildlife Officials Assure Citizens That Alleged Lake Shark Threat Isn’t Real

It’s hard work being online these days. What with all of the “fake news” and “viral posts” corrupting the World Wide Web. So how are you supposed to know what’s real and what’s bullcrap, or rather, bull shark crap?

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Source: Gizmodo – Kentucky Wildlife Officials Assure Citizens That Alleged Lake Shark Threat Isn’t Real

The Most Important Thing in the Universe to Star-Lord Was Almost a Darth Vader Figure

There are few items that have had a larger effect on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy franchise than the Sony Walkman. While its presence in the studio’s films is played up largely for laughs and character work, the Walkman and the music held on its cassettes have profoundly shaped the look and feel of the movies.

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Source: Gizmodo – The Most Important Thing in the Universe to Star-Lord Was Almost a Darth Vader Figure

The Era of Chaos-Inducing Ransomware Is Here and It's Scary as Hell

The ‘90s cyberpunk thriller Hackers is used too often to illustrate the fearful future of cyber security, but it’s popular for a reason. The film’s seemingly fictional scenarios keep coming true. Take this week’s global ransomware attack, for instance. It’s a plot twist that would make Matthew Lillard leer at the…

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Source: Gizmodo – The Era of Chaos-Inducing Ransomware Is Here and It’s Scary as Hell

Eerily Accurate Facial Reconstructions Are Allowing the Dead to Speak

Researchers at Liverpool John Moore’s University have reconstructed the face of a man who lived in Dublin some 500 years ago. Incredibly accurate reconstructions like this are providing archaeologists with new way of studying the past—while also allowing them to visualize some of the most forgotten figures in history.

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Source: Gizmodo – Eerily Accurate Facial Reconstructions Are Allowing the Dead to Speak

Is Zillow's Claim Against the Blog McMansion Hell Legit, or an Embarrassment?

Real estate aggregator Zillow—where you may have searched for an apartment or snooped for how much an acquaintance paid for their house—has gotten some bad press after sending a toughly worded cease-and-desist letter to the creator of the viral blog McMansion Hell.

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Source: Gizmodo – Is Zillow’s Claim Against the Blog McMansion Hell Legit, or an Embarrassment?

It Turns Out Selling Ugly $50,000 Smartphones Is Actually a Bad Business Model

Despite selling $50,000 Android cellphones to rich and famous stars like Quincy Jones and Seal, the England-based company Vertu appears to be struggling with paying its bills and employees. What a shocking development.

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Source: Gizmodo – It Turns Out Selling Ugly ,000 Smartphones Is Actually a Bad Business Model

Incredible New Observation Shows Supermassive Black Holes Orbiting Each Other

You think our galaxy is special? Ha. Our boring pinwheel of gas and dark matter might be a nice hangout for humans. But 750 or so million light years away, there’s an elliptical galaxy, Galaxy 0402+379, whose two supermassive black holes are orbiting each other from a distance of only 24 or so light years. Their…

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Source: Gizmodo – Incredible New Observation Shows Supermassive Black Holes Orbiting Each Other

Leaked Manual Reveals How CIA Can Track Windows Users by Gauging Wi-Fi Signal 

On Wednesday, WikiLeaks released the latest issue in its ongoing Vault 7 series—a trove of secret or otherwise classified US Central Intelligence Agency files from 2013 to 2016 describing previously undisclosed malware and viruses.

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Source: Gizmodo – Leaked Manual Reveals How CIA Can Track Windows Users by Gauging Wi-Fi Signal 

Leaked Facebook Rules Reveal Why It Won't Protect Black Children From Hate Speech

On Wednesday, ProPublica published dozens of startling training documents reportedly used by Facebook to train moderators on hate speech. As the trove of slides and quizzes reveals, Facebook uses a warped, one-sided reasoning to balance policing hate speech against users’ freedom of expression on the platform. This is…

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Source: Gizmodo – Leaked Facebook Rules Reveal Why It Won’t Protect Black Children From Hate Speech

6 Things the US Government Is Doing That Supervillains Have Also Done

Supervillains have seized power many times over the past several decades. Sometimes they simply want domination, or they employ military might to eliminate those they hate or fear. Sometimes, it’s even worse. Our current government may not be hunting the X-Men (at least not yet) but it shouldn’t surprise you to learn…

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Source: Gizmodo – 6 Things the US Government Is Doing That Supervillains Have Also Done

New Evidence of an Ancient Neolithic Skull Cult Proves Humans Have Always Been Metal

It’s hard to say how long The Metal has been around. This is because The Metal does not care for the laws of linear time. What we do know is that for thousands of years, humanity has both feared and revered The Metal, as evidenced once again by the recent discovery of an ancient skull cult.

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Source: Gizmodo – New Evidence of an Ancient Neolithic Skull Cult Proves Humans Have Always Been Metal