Libra Scammers Are Promising Early Access to Facebook's Digital Currency to Steal Private Information

If you search YouTube for Facebook’s Libra, you’ll find plenty of videos that tell you how to buy the digital currency. The problem is that many of the videos are published by scam artists who are apparently trying to steal your personal information. How do we know they’re scams? Libra hasn’t even been launched yet.

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Source: Gizmodo – Libra Scammers Are Promising Early Access to Facebook’s Digital Currency to Steal Private Information

Two Cops Fired Over Facebook Post Suggesting Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Should Be Assassinated

Two police officers in Gretna, Louisiana have been fired over a Facebook post that suggested Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be killed. One of the officers published the content and another police officer liked it.

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Source: Gizmodo – Two Cops Fired Over Facebook Post Suggesting Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Should Be Assassinated

Microsoft Will Pay Out $26 Million in Settlement Over Hungarian Bribery Scheme

Microsoft will pay out $26 million in a settlement to resolve charges that its staff bribed government officials in Hungary, the Washington Post reported on Monday, with President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith telling staff in an email the matter “involved employee misconduct that was completely unacceptable.”

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Source: Gizmodo – Microsoft Will Pay Out Million in Settlement Over Hungarian Bribery Scheme

North Korean State Media Posts Photos of Kim Jong Un Touring 'Newly Built' Submarine

North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un, whose lineage is well known as the world’s foremost lookers at things, has toured a “newly built” submarine, the country’s state-run media Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) wrote in a release.

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Source: Gizmodo – North Korean State Media Posts Photos of Kim Jong Un Touring ‘Newly Built’ Submarine

Facebook App to Keep Kids From Talking to Strangers Online Fails Its One Job

To absolutely nobody’s surprise, it turns out that letting the company with tons of privacy scandals run a messaging service for children might have been a bad idea. Now there are multiple reports that a pitfall in the design of Facebook’s Messenger Kids app lets children talk to unauthorized users in group chat—aka…

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Source: Gizmodo – Facebook App to Keep Kids From Talking to Strangers Online Fails Its One Job

Apple Shutters Hong Kong Stores Early as Protests Against Chinese Government, Crackdowns Escalate

Amid mounting unrest and a night of violence in Hong Kong, Apple is among the retailers that have chosen to shut stores or close them early citywide, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

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Source: Gizmodo – Apple Shutters Hong Kong Stores Early as Protests Against Chinese Government, Crackdowns Escalate

DoorDash Still Thinks You're an Idiot

In an absolutely depressing bit of déjà vu, DoorDash’s controversial tipping policy—the one that generated a good amount of outrage nearly six months ago—has received renewed attention this week, reminding us that DoorDash and companies like it continue to exploit workers even after ample (but ultimately inadequate)…

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Source: Gizmodo – DoorDash Still Thinks You’re an Idiot

Apple's Fancy Photo Relighting Option Could Soon Be a Feature On Even the Cheapest Smartphones

Even the most expensive smartphones can’t match the image quality of the priciest digital cameras, but with a beefy processor at their disposal, smartphones let you do so much more with the photos you snap. The iPhone’s Portrait Mode is a good example, letting you tweak the lighting of a photo after you snap it, but…

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Source: Gizmodo – Apple’s Fancy Photo Relighting Option Could Soon Be a Feature On Even the Cheapest Smartphones

Joy-Con 'Drift' Has Gotten So Bad, Nintendo Now Facing a Class-Action Lawsuit

Even if you haven’t encountered this problem yourself, you’ve almost certainly heard of a Switch owner who has: Joy-Con drift. This issue causes the Switch’s detachable controllers to detect input—or drift—even when nothing is actually touching the analog stick.

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Source: Gizmodo – Joy-Con ‘Drift’ Has Gotten So Bad, Nintendo Now Facing a Class-Action Lawsuit

Checking Your Phone at Night Won't Necessarily Throw Off Your Internal Clock, Mouse Study Finds

People who only occasionally fall down an internet rabbit hole on their smartphones late at night might be able to rest easier—at least according to the results of a new study in mice. Researchers found that short bursts of light exposure at night won’t necessarily disrupt your internal clock, including sleep habits.

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Source: Gizmodo – Checking Your Phone at Night Won’t Necessarily Throw Off Your Internal Clock, Mouse Study Finds

How Geeky Mechanics Use Motion Capture to Design Perfect-Fitting Bikes

We ride bikes not just because they’re fun, but because they’re efficient. They enable us to use our body power to propel us forward far faster than our pathetic, floppy feet ever could. Efficiency, though, is only as good as the fit.

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Source: Gizmodo – How Geeky Mechanics Use Motion Capture to Design Perfect-Fitting Bikes

Doctors Warn That Inaccurate At-Home Cancer Screenings Are Causing Misguided Panic

Medical tests can be scary and expensive, so providing someone the option to non-invasively and more affordably find out if they are at risk for cancer from the comfort of their home is an enticing offer. But doctors are pointing out that these at-home kits aren’t always accurate, and patients are coming in for major…

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Source: Gizmodo – Doctors Warn That Inaccurate At-Home Cancer Screenings Are Causing Misguided Panic

Equifax Agrees to Pay Data Breach Victims Up to $20,000 for Their Troubles

Nearly two years after the catastrophic Equifax data breach of 2017 was announced, it looks like the company is readying to cough up damages to any of the 147 million people whose personal information was exposed in the breach.

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Source: Gizmodo – Equifax Agrees to Pay Data Breach Victims Up to ,000 for Their Troubles

The Best of the Best Cosplay From San Diego Comic-Con 2019

San Diego Comic-Con 2019 has ended, leaving us with another year before returning to the San Diego Convention Center for that amazing cosplay we love so much. We’ve been sharing videos and pictures of some of the best lewks (or looks) throughout the weekend, and have created a handy compilation of all our cosplay…

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Source: Gizmodo – The Best of the Best Cosplay From San Diego Comic-Con 2019

This RC Ducati Motorcycle Is Packing Some Surprisingly Clever Tech

It’s not often you find some genuine innovation coming from a company whose products are targeted at kids. Toymakers tend to stick to minor feature upgrades or simple cosmetic improvements to make existing products feel new again. When it was announced Toy Fair 2019, I assumed Spin Master’s Ducati Upriser was just…

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Source: Gizmodo – This RC Ducati Motorcycle Is Packing Some Surprisingly Clever Tech

Asus May Have Made the Most Powerful Android Phone Yet

Last year’s ASUS ROG Phone felt like one of the first gaming phones that actually made sense. But for its second attempt, Asus has doubled down on everything: Between its big 6.6-inch screen, a new processor from Qualcomm, and an absolutely massive battery, Asus may have just created the most powerful Android phone on…

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Source: Gizmodo – Asus May Have Made the Most Powerful Android Phone Yet