Facebook: We Were Going to Do the Right Thing Anyway, Believe You Me

Over the past decade and a half, we’ve watched Facebook mature from its halcyon era of “moving fast and breaking things” into one where it can’t seem to stop apologizing for doing exactly that. It does’t matter if it’s being implicated in multiple(!) human rights abuses, election interference, conspiracy peddling, or,…

Read more…



Source: Gizmodo – Facebook: We Were Going to Do the Right Thing Anyway, Believe You Me

Investigation of Botched Starliner Test Exposes Boeing’s Weakness as a NASA Partner

An independent NASA-Boeing review team has completed its investigation into serious issues that arose during a test of Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft late last year. Boeing has now been given no less than 80 recommendations to put into practice, in what is an alarming display of the problems at the aerospace company.

Read more…



Source: Gizmodo – Investigation of Botched Starliner Test Exposes Boeing’s Weakness as a NASA Partner

Alphabet's Internet-Beaming Loon Balloons Now Providing Service in Kenya

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, has deployed a fleet of internet-delivering, high-altitude balloons in Kenya, an initiative that the company’s CEO said will be “the first of many” future commercial deployments in other parts of the world.

Read more…



Source: Gizmodo – Alphabet’s Internet-Beaming Loon Balloons Now Providing Service in Kenya

Do Your Homework Before Buying a UV Disinfecting Gadget

It’s likely that in the past few weeks or months, you’ve come across an ad for a UV disinfecting gadget. It makes sense! There’s a novel coronavirus going around wreaking havoc! Your phones are filthy, your bags are filthy, your masks are full of your own face sweat and spit. Maybe, you ought to buy one of those UV…

Read more…



Source: Gizmodo – Do Your Homework Before Buying a UV Disinfecting Gadget

The Movement for Black Lives and Environmentalists Are Finding Common Ground

The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) and the environmental movement have not always walked side by side. However, that tide is slowly shifting. This much-needed unity has never been more clear than in the M4BL’s release of the BREATHE Act, a suite of policy proposals, on Tuesday.

Read more…



Source: Gizmodo – The Movement for Black Lives and Environmentalists Are Finding Common Ground

Major Movie Theater Chains Sue New Jersey For 'Unconstitutional' Pandemic Closures

Movie theater giants AMC, Cinemark, and Regal filed a lawsuit yesterday against the state of New Jersey for forcing them to keep their businesses closed during the covid-19 pandemic, yet allowing churches and other places of assembly to remain open. Spotted by The Hollywood Reporter, the theater chains have called the…

Read more…



Source: Gizmodo – Major Movie Theater Chains Sue New Jersey For ‘Unconstitutional’ Pandemic Closures

TikTok Users Discover the Secret to Getting Rich: Dogecoin

The bro influencers of TikTok, released into the wild with sick iPhone hacks and dropshipping tips but a few years ago, have matured from pups to the Wolves of Social Media. Now they’re harnessing that power with a pump-and-dump scheme involving Dogecoin, the joke currency made of memes, and also Elon Musk’s favorite…

Read more…



Source: Gizmodo – TikTok Users Discover the Secret to Getting Rich: Dogecoin

A Paralyzing Childhood Disease Is Set to Surge This Summer, but Coronavirus Precautions Could Stop It

Outbreaks of an infectious, polio-like disease have popped up every other summer in the U.S. since 2012. This year, the viral illness would have been expected to surge yet again—but the widespread measures taken to slow the spread of the coronavirus may also prevent large spikes of the paralyzing condition it can…

Read more…



Source: Gizmodo – A Paralyzing Childhood Disease Is Set to Surge This Summer, but Coronavirus Precautions Could Stop It

Keystone XL Is Blocked for Now, but the SCOTUS Ruling Helps 70 Other Pipelines

Climate justice activists have had an ecstatic start to the week. In a 24-hour period, three major planned fossil fuel pipelines were delayed or possibly cancelled altogether: Developers cancelled the Atlantic Coast Pipeline on Sunday, a court ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline be cancelled on Monday, and just hours…

Read more…



Source: Gizmodo – Keystone XL Is Blocked for Now, but the SCOTUS Ruling Helps 70 Other Pipelines

Our First Look at Samsung's Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Appears to Confirm Almost Every Design Rumor

Just last week, renders allegedly showing the unreleased Galaxy Note 20 appeared on Samsung’s official Russian website. But now, it appears the Galaxy Note 20 has been photographed in the wild for the first time, confirming details we’ve gleaned from previous reports.

Read more…



Source: Gizmodo – Our First Look at Samsung’s Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Appears to Confirm Almost Every Design Rumor

Warrior Nun Is the Patron Saint of Boring Chosen Ones

Netflix’s adaptation of Ben Dunn’s Warrior Nun Areala is a series that wants you to have faith. Not necessarily faith in the biblical divinity or hellish demons that drive the uneven plot forward over 10 episodes, but faith in the narrative trope of an unsuspecting Chosen One™ being called upon to save the humanity…

Read more…



Source: Gizmodo – Warrior Nun Is the Patron Saint of Boring Chosen Ones

13 Things You Can Buy to Beat the Summer Heat

The weird, rambunctious, and fragile human species was designed to operate safely within a very specific and narrow range of temperatures, and yet we’re constantly battling a massive fireball that just casually hangs out in the middle of our sky. And I’m no scientist, but apparently, it’s also supposed to help us…

Read more…



Source: Gizmodo – 13 Things You Can Buy to Beat the Summer Heat

Russian Space Advisor and Defense Journalist Arrested For Treason

Longtime Russian defense journalist and more recent government advisor on space issues, Ivan Safronov has been arrested in Moscow and charged with treason, according to a new report from the Moscow Times. Safronov faces 20 years in prison and the trial will reportedly be conducted behind closed doors.

Read more…



Source: Gizmodo – Russian Space Advisor and Defense Journalist Arrested For Treason

The Oil Industry Threatens Alaskan Polar Bears in Their Dens

Pregnant polar bears enter dens when they give birth for up to eight months. The process makes bear moms super vulnerable—they fast, surviving off the fat on their bodies, and can lose up to 43% of their body weight. And in that environment, the moms must care for their newborn cubs.

Read more…



Source: Gizmodo – The Oil Industry Threatens Alaskan Polar Bears in Their Dens

Disney World Is Still Reopening This Weekend as Florida's Covid-19 Cases Skyrocket

Florida is nearing a breaking point. The novel coronavirus pandemic has surged across the state, passing 200,000 cases over the July 4 weekend. However, that hasn’t stopped Florida leaders from defending Disney’s decision to reopen Disney World Resorts, calling it a “safe environment” for park guests—even though…

Read more…



Source: Gizmodo – Disney World Is Still Reopening This Weekend as Florida’s Covid-19 Cases Skyrocket

Earth May Take Decades to Cool After We Cut Emissions

Imagine an alternate reality where world leaders finally listened to the science and implemented measures to reduce greenhouse gases right now. Well, a new paper shows that at least a decade would pass before the world begins to cool down as a result. Depending on the level of emissions reduction, we may have to wait…

Read more…



Source: Gizmodo – Earth May Take Decades to Cool After We Cut Emissions

Oh Dip, Magic Leap's Got a New CEO

Magic Leap has had it rough during the pandemic. In March, word got out that the struggling augmented reality company was looking for a buyer. A month later, it reportedly laid off roughly half its workforce. Another month passed and it somehow pulled an additional $350 million in funding out of nowhere. About a week…

Read more…



Source: Gizmodo – Oh Dip, Magic Leap’s Got a New CEO

Even More Rumors About Justice League Dark's Heroes Getting Standalone Movies

Cate Shortland discusses how Black Widow will carry on Nat’s legacy through Yelena. Kumail Nanjiani talks about what he wanted to bring to The Eternals Kingo. Another familiar face is confirmed for Lucifer’s final season. Plus, what’s to come on Snowpiercer’s finale. To me, my spoilers!

Read more…



Source: Gizmodo – Even More Rumors About Justice League Dark’s Heroes Getting Standalone Movies