American Astronauts Are Going Back to the Moon

President Donald Trump has signed a directive that authorizes NASA to return American astronauts to the Moon—a mission that would lay the foundation for a possible mission to Mars. The renewed emphasis on space exploration, said Trump, is to ensure America’s primacy in space, to protect its citizens, and to create…

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The Internet Blackout for Net Neutrality Is Coming and You Can Help

It’s that time again. It’s time to break the internet in order to raise awareness about net neutrality. The FCC vote to repeal Title II protections is on Thursday, and web-based protests are kicking off in response. Some of the biggest pioneers of tech jumped in on Monday to give the protests a bump, but the…

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Source: Gizmodo – The Internet Blackout for Net Neutrality Is Coming and You Can Help

Verizon Says Exec's Joke About Installing a 'Verizon Puppet' at FCC to Kill Net Neutrality Was 'Funny'

Like bankers on a balcony, sipping champagne and sneering at a growing crowd of protesters angrily chanting from the gutters below, Verizon has taken to openly giving the finger to the throngs of Americans online desperate to defend net neutrality.

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Source: Gizmodo – Verizon Says Exec’s Joke About Installing a ‘Verizon Puppet’ at FCC to Kill Net Neutrality Was ‘Funny’

7 Great Directors Who Surprised Everyone by Making a Genre Film

In light of the recent news that Quentin Tarantino might make a Star Trek movie—an R-rated Star Trek movie, at that—we picked our jaws up off the floor and starting thinking about other directors who took one notable, unexpected detour into the realms of scifi or fantasy. Here are seven favorites.

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A $1,200 Graphics Card Might As Well Be Star Wars Themed

Up until last Thursday, the Nvidia Titan XP was the most powerful graphics card you could put in a PC. But being the most powerful isn’t enough for some people to justify laying out $1,200. So Nvidia used the Force. Or licensed the Force. Either way, check out this Jedi Order video card.

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The War on Christmas Travels to the Moon in This 1950s TV Clip About The Future

Back in the early 1950s, a ventriloquist named Paul Winchell had a TV show that featured his dummy named Jerry Mahoney. The program was a hit and is perhaps most notable today for featuring Carol Burnett’s TV debut. But even if you’re not interested in ventriloquism, one episode from December 20th, 1953, will be…

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Apple's Donation to Wildfire Relief Is Great, But It's Just a Drop In the Bucket

Hundreds of thousands of people had to evacuate their homes in Southern California over the span of a week due to wildfires sweeping the region. In response to the ongoing devastation, Apple announced on Monday that it is donating $1 million to aid in relief efforts.

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Source: Gizmodo – Apple’s Donation to Wildfire Relief Is Great, But It’s Just a Drop In the Bucket

Uber And Lyft To Reimburse Riders Who Were Hit With Surge Pricing In NYC Following Bombing

Following an explosion Monday morning near the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan, New York City’s subway system backed up with congestion just as the morning commute got underway. Prices on Uber and Lyft rides also skyrocketed, and both companies have now said they will offer refunds to some passengers in the…

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Alarmed By Recent Events, Scientists Speak Out Against DIY Gene Therapy

It seems hard to fathom that scientific progress has advanced to a point where it’s suddenly possible for people to undertake something as complicated as gene therapy outside the safety and confines of a well-funded lab, but it has. In just the past few months we’ve seen not one, but two examples of people pursuing…

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Source: Gizmodo – Alarmed By Recent Events, Scientists Speak Out Against DIY Gene Therapy

Imposter Cryptocurrency Wallet App Races Up Apple's Store Charts

A new wave of Bitcoin-mania surged through the internet this weekend—and with it, a new crop of sketchy opportunists. Bitcoin apps were very popular in the Apple app store, and one using the name of a completely unrelated cryptocurrency wallet service now holds the number three position in the finance category.

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Source: Gizmodo – Imposter Cryptocurrency Wallet App Races Up Apple’s Store Charts

The Truly Wireless Earbuds You Should Buy Instead of AirPods

If you’d told me in 2007 that people would be walking around listening to music with wireless, popcorn-sized earbuds, I would’ve called you crazy. It is now 2017, and these futuristic little gadgets are a reality. But which ones are the best?

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Accent Your Home With Color-Changing Light Strips For Under $20

You can’t control it from your smartphone like a Philips Hue Lightstrip, but this 16.4′, 300 LED light strand from Aukey can glow in several different colors, is capable of daisy chaining for longer stirps, and is even water resistant if you want to set it up on your patio. Oh, yeah, it’s also just $18 with promo code…

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Rick Loses More Than the Battle on The Walking Dead's Midseason Finale

We all knew Rick’s siege against the Saviors couldn’t work. There’s no way our heroes could fight an antagonist so powerful and defeat him with a single attack. Moreover, we knew Negan would never be beaten in a mere mid-season finale. So the question wasn’t if Rick was going to lose, but what he was going to lose.

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Source: Gizmodo – Rick Loses More Than the Battle on The Walking Dead’s Midseason Finale

A Single Bird Caused a $220,000 Boost to the US Economy

Birding is the best. It’s Pokémon Go but more unpredictable and real. There are few educational thrills quite like waking up early in the morning and grabbing your binoculars to travel far away, chasing rumors that a rare bird might be pecking at a tree in a graveyard.

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Source: Gizmodo – A Single Bird Caused a 0,000 Boost to the US Economy

Google Home Mini Recovers Some Touch Controls After Creepy Spying Bug

Thanks in large part to the low-cost Echo Dot, Amazon grabbed an early lead in the smart speaker space. But this fall Google hit back hard with the Home Mini, which has become the best cheap smart speaker to buy for most people. Unfortunately, shortly after its launch, a bug affecting the top touch controls in some…

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Source: Gizmodo – Google Home Mini Recovers Some Touch Controls After Creepy Spying Bug