Today Was the NASA Opportunity Rover's 5,000th Martian Dawn

Saturday, February 17th marks the 5,000th local day (sol) of operations for NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover, which was originally designed to last for just 90 sols after its January 2004 landing date, but has instead continued to set milestones like completing a marathon-length tour of its surroundings and taking huge…

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Source: Gizmodo – Today Was the NASA Opportunity Rover’s 5,000th Martian Dawn

Trump Eagerly Jumps on Facebook Ad VP's Tweet Downplaying Russian Troll Operation

Facebook and Donald Trump, two large, terrible sons of our broken society that truly deserve each other, slow-motion collided on Saturday when the president decided to lift wholesale a new line of defense over the ongoing Russian election scandal from the social media giant’s vice president of advertising Rob Goldman.

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Source: Gizmodo – Trump Eagerly Jumps on Facebook Ad VP’s Tweet Downplaying Russian Troll Operation

Hasbro Is Getting Into Crowdfunding With an Insane Star Wars Toy

Today, Hasbro unveiled Haslab, which promises to basically be the toymaker’s answer to Kickstarter, for diehard fans of its toys. The new crowdsourcing program is kicking off with one hell of a project: a 4-foot long, 14lbs intricate recreation of Jabba’s Sail Barge from Return of the Jedi.

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Source: Gizmodo – Hasbro Is Getting Into Crowdfunding With an Insane Star Wars Toy

The Next Power Rangers Series Is Adapting Super Sentai's Own Homage to… Power Rangers?

In the 25 years since Power Rangers first began, it’s only skipped adapting the current Super Sentai series three times. Now, for its 2019 season, Power Rangers is going back and bringing one of them to western audiences: Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters.

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Source: Gizmodo – The Next Power Rangers Series Is Adapting Super Sentai’s Own Homage to… Power Rangers?

Helicopter Crashes Into Field Killing 13 People On The Ground

A freak helicopter crash in Mexico killed 13 people Friday after they sought safety in a field following a 7.2 earthquake. The Associated Press reports a military helicopter surveying the damage from the earthquake crashed into a field of people who set up camp to avoid being inside should the shaking restart. Overall…

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Source: Gizmodo – Helicopter Crashes Into Field Killing 13 People On The Ground

White House Says It Will Get Right On That 130-Plus Staff With Only Partial Security Clearances Thing

After reports hit the news that over 130 of the more-or-less-randomly-promoted angry teens in the White House were working without full security clearances as of November, including top aides with access to highly classified intel like Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s administration says it will overhaul…

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Source: Gizmodo – White House Says It Will Get Right On That 130-Plus Staff With Only Partial Security Clearances Thing

Redditor’s Tesla Model 3 Crash Prompts Safety Changes From Elon Musk

Within days of picking up a Tesla Model 3, a Reddit user was involved in a wreck that promoted the unfortunate user name Model_3_Crash_Dummy. Fortunately, the driver and the passenger weren’t seriously injured, but the Model 3 is toast. But after the owner of the Tesla noticed a few strange things about the crash,…

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Source: Gizmodo – Redditor’s Tesla Model 3 Crash Prompts Safety Changes From Elon Musk

Holy Crap an AR App I Actually Like

Kids today want more from social technology than seeing something new—they want a new way of seeing themselves. Snap and Instagram’s augmented reality lenses transform users into puppies, fairies, monsters, Wonder Woman, storied Jamaican singer-songwriters, and the like. It’s as if there’s a vibrant but invisible…

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Source: Gizmodo – Holy Crap an AR App I Actually Like

A Half-Remembered Retelling Makes This Star Wars Fan Film Special

There isn’t a lot of writing in the Star Wars universe. Stories seem to mostly be passed along via oral culture—one person telling a story to another, with all the foibles and forgetfulness personal retellings entail. This Star Wars fan film captures all the fun, and all the forgetfulness, of a good retelling.

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Source: Gizmodo – A Half-Remembered Retelling Makes This Star Wars Fan Film Special

Crayola's New Pen Writes On Any Surface Using Melted Crayons as Ink

Working in a similar fashion to 3D-printing pens, but without the futile exasperation of actually trying to make 3D objects, Crayola’s new Crayon Melter turns colorful sticks of wax into a thick, goopy, ink that lets kids write on almost any surface imaginable. Can you hear the sound of parents crying in the distance?

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Source: Gizmodo – Crayola’s New Pen Writes On Any Surface Using Melted Crayons as Ink

Amazon's Running the Best Switch Pro Controller Deal We've Ever Seen

The Switch Pro controller isn’t just one of the best ways to control your Nintendo Switch, it might be one of the best gamepads ever made, period. If you have a Switch and still haven’t picked one up, $50 is by far the best deal we’ve ever seen on it, and we don’t expect it to last long.

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Source: Gizmodo – Amazon’s Running the Best Switch Pro Controller Deal We’ve Ever Seen

Here's Why Black Panther Didn't Include a Certain Major Marvel Connection

Black Panther is now in theaters and it’s great. Like, really great. And one of the best things about it is you don’t need to be super familiar with Marvel’s 17 previous movies to enjoy it. It totally works on its own. However, if you are familiar with those movies, maybe you walked out of the theater with a question.

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Source: Gizmodo – Here’s Why Black Panther Didn’t Include a Certain Major Marvel Connection

Trump’s Twitter Response to the Russian Propaganda Charges Contains a Laughably Blatant Lie

Tracking all the president’s lies is a Herculean effort best left to the teams of political reporters at august publications with time and money to burn. But there was one lie Friday so flagrant and easy to disprove there’s no good reason not to point it out.

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Source: Gizmodo – Trump’s Twitter Response to the Russian Propaganda Charges Contains a Laughably Blatant Lie

Protect Your $1,000 Phone with Actual Rocks

So you just bought a $1,000 iPhone X. It’s fast, gorgeous, and everything you could ask for in an absurdly priced consumer device. There’s just one problem. As good as it looks, it’s way too precious for life without some kind of protection. You’re going to need a case, but what kind should you get? Plastic is for…

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Source: Gizmodo – Protect Your ,000 Phone with Actual Rocks

Labor Board Found Google Was Within Its Rights to Fire James Damore

Google did not violate labor law by firing James Damore, the author of a memo that argued women were biologically less capable to work in software engineering than men, according to an attorney for the National Labor Relations Board.

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Source: Gizmodo – Labor Board Found Google Was Within Its Rights to Fire James Damore