HP Spectre x360 15 Review: A Slick Laptop That's Nearly Ruined by One Stupid Mistake

The HP Spectre x360 15-inch laptop is a lovely machine. It’s attractively designed, powerful enough for most big tasks, and features a new 15.6-inch OLED display that will make your eyes weep with joy. Too bad HP put a terrible trackpad on the thing.

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Source: Gizmodo – HP Spectre x360 15 Review: A Slick Laptop That’s Nearly Ruined by One Stupid Mistake

Boaty McBoatface Just Helped Solve a Deep-Sea Mystery

The internet was a purer place in 2016, and there’s no more perfect distillation of that truth than the spontaneous, crowdsourced effort to name a £200 million state-of-the-art research vessel Boaty McBoatface. The British government eventually decided to go with the more stately RRS Sir David Attenborough, but it…

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Source: Gizmodo – Boaty McBoatface Just Helped Solve a Deep-Sea Mystery

Microsoft Is Considering a Dedicated Office Key for Keyboards—Here's What It Should Do

Microsoft introduced the Windows key on the Microsoft Natural Keyboard back in 1994, and while sometimes it can be a bit annoying (like when you accidentally hit it while playing games), the Windows key has proven itself useful enough to find its way onto a huge number of third-party keyboards.

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Source: Gizmodo – Microsoft Is Considering a Dedicated Office Key for Keyboards—Here’s What It Should Do

Lawyer Gets 14 Years in Prison for Extorting Millions From Porn Pirates

So ends one of the strangest piracy cases of the past few years, with lawyer turned lawbreaker Paul Hansmeier catching a whopping 168-month sentence for his role in a bizarre extortion scheme targeting internet users who downloaded porn.

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Source: Gizmodo – Lawyer Gets 14 Years in Prison for Extorting Millions From Porn Pirates

Boeing Says It's Open to Changing the Name of the 737 Max to Something That's Not Associated With Plane Crashes

After three months of being grounded following two fatal crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia, the 737 Max may be up for a rebranding.

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Source: Gizmodo – Boeing Says It’s Open to Changing the Name of the 737 Max to Something That’s Not Associated With Plane Crashes

iOS 13 Will Remind You to Cancel Those Bloodsucking Subscriptions

Competition is great for the consumer, but it also means you end up having to keep tabs on umpteen different subscriptions for services like streaming music, movies, and even games. In an effort to ensure none of them get forgotten along the way, it appears as if iOS 13 will include some handy reminders about who…

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Source: Gizmodo – iOS 13 Will Remind You to Cancel Those Bloodsucking Subscriptions

An Appreciation of the Postal Mailbox—and How Its Latest Design Diminishes the Magic of Mail

Depending on where you live, you may have noticed a new type of mailbox appearing on your local streets. At first glance, they look like the same signature blue boxes with rounded tops that the United States Postal Service has been using for decades. But if you try to mail a letter in one of them, you’ll find that the…

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Source: Gizmodo – An Appreciation of the Postal Mailbox—and How Its Latest Design Diminishes the Magic of Mail

Five Massive Screw-ups That Wouldn't Have Happened If We All Just Used the Metric System

Almost every country in the world uses metric measurements. Every country except for the United States that is. It’s usually not a big problem. But there have been some close calls throughout history when people used metric instead of imperial, or vice versa with disastrous results.

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Source: Gizmodo – Five Massive Screw-ups That Wouldn’t Have Happened If We All Just Used the Metric System

Iran Says It Will Begin Enriching Uranium Beyond Nuclear Deal Limits

Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization said on Monday that it has increased production of low-enriched uranium—of the type suitable for use in nuclear power generators, but not nuclear warheads—to levels that will exceed limits imposed in the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and other world powers by June 27, the New York…

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Source: Gizmodo – Iran Says It Will Begin Enriching Uranium Beyond Nuclear Deal Limits

Another Familiar Face Says They Could Be Back for the Next Ghostbusters

Rumors swirl about potential Shang-Chi casting. Ray Fisher doesn’t think he’s done as the DC movieverse’s Cyborg just yet. Get a look at what’s to come on The Handmaid’s Tale. Plus, new details on Pennyworth, and wild rumors about a new Justice League movie. Spoilers, assemble!

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Source: Gizmodo – Another Familiar Face Says They Could Be Back for the Next Ghostbusters

Facebook Announces Libra, Digital Currency On the Blockchain That Doesn't Actually Need to Be On the Blockchain

Facebook and 27 other partner companies formally announced this morning they plan to launch a digital currency called Libra in the first half of 2020. And if they pull it off, Libra could become the standard digital currency around the world.

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Source: Gizmodo – Facebook Announces Libra, Digital Currency On the Blockchain That Doesn’t Actually Need to Be On the Blockchain

Neo-Nazi Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison For Sharing Video of Mosque Massacre and Calling it 'Awesome'

Philip Arps was sentenced in a New Zealand court today for sharing video of the Christchurch massacre, a terrorist attack on two mosques that killed 51 people on March 15. Arps, who has compared himself favorably to Adolf Hitler’s deputy Rudolf Hess, pleaded guilty to two counts of sharing the video and received a…

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Source: Gizmodo – Neo-Nazi Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison For Sharing Video of Mosque Massacre and Calling it ‘Awesome’

NASA's OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Takes Stunning Photo of Asteroid Bennu From Just 0.4 Miles Away

NASA’s asteroid-sampling OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, which is currently in position around the tiny, near-Earth asteroid 101955 Bennu, has transmitted its closest shot of the asteroid’s surface yet.

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Source: Gizmodo – NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Takes Stunning Photo of Asteroid Bennu From Just 0.4 Miles Away

Report: Hospitals and Patients Are Being Plagued by Robocalls

We’re already living in a national robocall nightmare, but at least most of the time, for most of us, dealing with phone spam is not a matter of life and death. As a Tuesday report in the Washington Post highlights, that’s not always the case.

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Source: Gizmodo – Report: Hospitals and Patients Are Being Plagued by Robocalls