CEO of Turkish Crypto Platform Flees Country as Users Say They're Locked Out

Federal police in Turkey are investigating Thodex, a cryptocurrency trading platform that handles hundred of millions of dollars in trades every day, after users complained they’d been locked out of their accounts, according to new reports from Reuters and Turkey’s TRT World news service. CEO Faruk Fatih Ozer…

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Source: Gizmodo – CEO of Turkish Crypto Platform Flees Country as Users Say They’re Locked Out

Tesla's Autopilot System Is 'Easily' Tricked Into Operating Without Anyone at the Wheel

Consumer Reports said Thursday its researchers “easily” tricked a Tesla’s Autopilot system into driving without anyone at the wheel. The publication’s worrying demonstration comes as officials continue to investigate a fatal crash in Texas involving a Tesla that authorities believe had no one in the driver’s seat at…

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Source: Gizmodo – Tesla’s Autopilot System Is ‘Easily’ Tricked Into Operating Without Anyone at the Wheel

UK Court Agrees to Hear Copyright Lawsuit Brought by Self-Proclaimed Bitcoin Inventor

Many people have claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the anonymous creator or creators behind the digital cryptocurrency bitcoin, over the years. Now London’s High Court has agreed to hear out one of the most vocal (and disputed) claimants to the pseudonym in a lawsuit over alleged copyright infringement, according to a

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Source: Gizmodo – UK Court Agrees to Hear Copyright Lawsuit Brought by Self-Proclaimed Bitcoin Inventor

Look, Apple Isn't Going to Put macOS on the iPad

After Apple announced this week that both its new iMac and iPad Pro lineup were getting its stellar M1 processor, a lot of people speculated if that meant the company was getting ready to put macOS on the iPad. And look, maybe that would be a great thing—a touchscreen Mac at long last!—but Apple is definitely not…

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Source: Gizmodo – Look, Apple Isn’t Going to Put macOS on the iPad

The Fantastical First 10 Minutes of Netflix's Shadow and Bone Are Here

The much-anticipated series adaptation of Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone arrives tomorrow—which is really only a few hours away at this point—but superfans can get a sneak peek at the first 10 minutes right now. Netflix just streamed a cast event that was capped with the big reveal.

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Source: Gizmodo – The Fantastical First 10 Minutes of Netflix’s Shadow and Bone Are Here

In Sci-Fi Short Muse, an Android Finds Good Reason to Rebel

Kay (Taj Atwal) may be an android, but her moral compass proves stronger than the increasingly unstable artist (Paul Ready) who claims she’s his muse—even though his eerie paintings hint at something far darker lurking behind his methods. That’s the set-up for Muse, a new sci-fi short by Azhur Saleem.

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Source: Gizmodo – In Sci-Fi Short Muse, an Android Finds Good Reason to Rebel

The Kids Are Not All Right in the Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous Season 3 Trailer

Has anything ever gone right on Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous? Just when the kids think they’ve finally found a way off the island, a storm pulls them back toward the danger. Unable to leave, they’ll discover that Dr. Wu didn’t just make the Indominus Rex. He made something even worse.

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Source: Gizmodo – The Kids Are Not All Right in the Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous Season 3 Trailer

Researchers Take Down Botnet Pretending to Be Millions of People Watching TV

Fraudsters operate off the assumption that it’s way more profitable to think up byzantine ways to cheat people out of money than it is to just, like, work hard and ask for a promotion occasionally. For instance: an Israeli tech company is currently accused of using a very convoluted method to screw advertisers out of…

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Source: Gizmodo – Researchers Take Down Botnet Pretending to Be Millions of People Watching TV

Chernobyl Survivors Didn't Pass on Harmful Mutations to Their Children, Study Finds

Two new papers out Thursday highlight the aftereffects of the Chernobyl nuclear accident that occurred over 30 years ago. One study might help explain why survivors are more likely to develop thyroid cancer, while another found evidence that these survivors don’t seem to have passed on potentially harmful mutations to…

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Source: Gizmodo – Chernobyl Survivors Didn’t Pass on Harmful Mutations to Their Children, Study Finds

Anonymous NatSec Officials: The Cuban Ray Guns Are in Syria Now, Just Trust Us on This

Here we go again with the anonymously sourced claims Russia is trying to fry the innards of U.S. government personnel abroad, using energy guns secretly manufactured using updated Soviet blueprints.

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Source: Gizmodo – Anonymous NatSec Officials: The Cuban Ray Guns Are in Syria Now, Just Trust Us on This

The X-Men Are Losing Their Soul, and Nightcrawler Wants to Find It

Mutantkind has changed. No longer societal outcasts but a global, independent power of their own, the Dawn of X at Marvel Comics has seen the X-Men and other mutants rise as a new kind of society—but one among them is starting to wonder what the spiritual cost of their collective rebirth really is: Nightcrawler.

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Source: Gizmodo – The X-Men Are Losing Their Soul, and Nightcrawler Wants to Find It

Who on Earth Is Buying These Rugged Android Phones?

Caterpillar, the same folks behind forklifts and the other big machines you have to wear hardhats around, makes Android devices for a very particular set of users in the field. Their latest device, the Cat S42 H+, is fascinating, because you can run it under water and wash it in the sink at the same time as your hands.

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Source: Gizmodo – Who on Earth Is Buying These Rugged Android Phones?

Greta to Congress: ‘End Fossil Fuel Subsidies Now’

Between releasing new climate commitments under the Paris Agreement and organizing an international Earth Day summit, it’s clear that President Joe Biden wants to reposition the U.S. as an international climate leader. At a hearing on Thursday, 17-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg offered him some…

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Source: Gizmodo – Greta to Congress: ‘End Fossil Fuel Subsidies Now’

A New Haunted Mansion Movie Is Creeping Forward With Director Justin Simien

The possibility of a new movie based on Disney’s Haunted Mansion continues to rise from the grave. Last summer, Disney hired Katie Dippold to pen a script and now it’s in talks to bring director Justin Simien aboard the Doom Buggy.

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Source: Gizmodo – A New Haunted Mansion Movie Is Creeping Forward With Director Justin Simien

How to Watch the Launch of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 Mission to the ISS

Early Friday morning, NASA will attempt to launch a CrewDragon to the International Space Station. The occasion will mark just the second time that astronauts will fly aboard the newly developed SpaceX capsule. You can watch the action live right here.

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Source: Gizmodo – How to Watch the Launch of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 Mission to the ISS

Hey, Sony, We Don’t Need a New Streaming Service. Make PS Now Better

After days of rumors that Sony is adding a video streaming service to its existing PlayStation Plus, the company confirmed today that it’s testing one such service in Poland. I don’t know about you, but I’m so over new video streaming services. There are just too many of them. PlayStation Now, Sony’s cloud gaming…

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Source: Gizmodo – Hey, Sony, We Don’t Need a New Streaming Service. Make PS Now Better

Jack and Elon Are Promoting Bitcoin on Earth Day for Some Reason (It Makes Them Richer)

Earth Day is prime time for brands and people to promote their pre-existing products to the masses, swaddled up in a green package. So perhaps it’s no surprise that area shaman Jack Dorsey and meme enthusiast Elon Musk are pumping bitcoin, a cryptocurrency both men hold and that their respective companies invest…

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Source: Gizmodo – Jack and Elon Are Promoting Bitcoin on Earth Day for Some Reason (It Makes Them Richer)

Scientists Look in an Ancient Meteorite and Find Evidence of CO2-Laced Water

A team of researchers recently took a close look at an ancient meteorite and determined that it contained carbon dioxide-rich water, a discovery that has implications for the theory that water (and thus, life) first arrived on Earth by way of these rocks.

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Source: Gizmodo – Scientists Look in an Ancient Meteorite and Find Evidence of CO2-Laced Water