Muppet Man Will Bring Jim Henson's Life Story to the Big Screen

A long-awaited project for the Jim Henson Company is finally taking a step toward production: Muppet Man, a biopic of puppeteering legend Jim Henson (The Muppets, Fraggle Rock, Sesame Street, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth), has a writer aboard to pen a script about Henson’s remarkable career.

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Source: Gizmodo – Muppet Man Will Bring Jim Henson’s Life Story to the Big Screen

Congrats to OnePlus for Making Its Smartwatch Slightly Less Awful

The OnePlus Watch launch was catastrophic. Never had a flagship smartwatch since Will.i.am’s infamous Puls smartwatch failed in such spectacular fashion. I recently wrote 2,000 words about how it was the worst smartwatch I’ve ever used. Today OnePlus pushed out an over-the-air update that claims to fix some of the…

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Source: Gizmodo – Congrats to OnePlus for Making Its Smartwatch Slightly Less Awful

Postal Service Cops Are Monitoring Social Media, 'Sensitive' Internal Document Says

Add another pushpin to the string wall of America’s shadowy force of postal service cops. Yahoo News reports that the USPS’s security arm, the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), monitored social media for potential threats of domestic violence. According to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) memo…

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Source: Gizmodo – Postal Service Cops Are Monitoring Social Media, ‘Sensitive’ Internal Document Says

Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke Has Written a Very Peculiar Superhero Comic

The Mother of Dragons conquered Westeros; now, she’s coming for the comics industry. Actor Emilia Clarke—who just recently joined the MCU—has written a new superhero comic for Image. It’s titled M.O.M.: Mother of Madness, and it involves significantly more heroin-addicted raccoons than I would have guessed.

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Source: Gizmodo – Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke Has Written a Very Peculiar Superhero Comic

Signal's CEO Just Hacked the Cops' Favorite Phone Cracking Tool and Became a Legend

Cellebrite, which is a favorite of law enforcement agencies across the U.S., sells software designed to unlock phones and extract their data. Police frequently use it to gather evidence from seized devices. In the past, the company has received criticism for its willingness to sell to pretty much any…

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Source: Gizmodo – Signal’s CEO Just Hacked the Cops’ Favorite Phone Cracking Tool and Became a Legend

Apple AirTags Have Created a Whole New World of Accessories

Apple’s little Bluetooth location-tracking AirTags are finally here and ready to be attached to your key rings, luggage handles, or whatever else you tend to lose and would very much like to find again. Sure, you can absolutely buy an AirTag and throw it in a bag without any covering whatsoever, but you’ll probably…

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Source: Gizmodo – Apple AirTags Have Created a Whole New World of Accessories

This Pop Culture Artist Turned His Frames Into Extensions of His Imagination

Subjectivity is one of the best things about art, but there are a few undeniable objective facts about it too. One is that no matter how good or bad a piece of art is, the right frame will only make it better. That’s a truth the artist who goes by JoKa is bringing to his new solo show at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles

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Source: Gizmodo – This Pop Culture Artist Turned His Frames Into Extensions of His Imagination

UK Researchers Will Try to Reinfect People With the Coronavirus, for Science

Researchers in the United Kingdom are asking people who previously contracted covid-19 to volunteer for one last mission: allow themselves to be intentionally exposed to the coronavirus again. The scientists expect that their research will help us better understand the limits of natural immunity, including the risk of…

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Source: Gizmodo – UK Researchers Will Try to Reinfect People With the Coronavirus, for Science

Astronomers Don't Know What Our Black Hole Ate, but They Definitely Saw It Belch

In May 2019, astronomers witnessed a bright flare coming from the center of our galaxy. The event was caused by matter accreting to our local black hole, a 4.6-million-solar-mass monster named Sagittarius A*. The cause of the flaring was unknown, though one researcher now says enigmatic “G-objects” may be responsible.

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Source: Gizmodo – Astronomers Don’t Know What Our Black Hole Ate, but They Definitely Saw It Belch

Spider-Man Films New and Old Will Eventually Appear on Disney Streaming Services

It may come as no surprise but Sony just signed a deal with Disney that’ll allow its upcoming theatrical releases from 2022-2026 to appear on Disney streaming and cable services. That means, at some point, you might be able to watch the full complement of Marvel Cinematic Universe films on Disney+, as well as the…

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Source: Gizmodo – Spider-Man Films New and Old Will Eventually Appear on Disney Streaming Services

Site of Harriet Tubman’s Family Home Uncovered in Maryland

The site of a 19th-century cabin belonging to the family of Harriet Tubman has been uncovered in Maryland. It’s a significant find, as the location of the site, along with the discovery of numerous artifacts, could offer fresh insights into the abolitionist hero’s formative years.

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Source: Gizmodo – Site of Harriet Tubman’s Family Home Uncovered in Maryland

Lego's Giant R2-D2 Is, of Course, the Droid You've Been Looking For

In a few weeks, just in time for unofficial Star Wars holiday May the Fourth, everyone’s favorite R2 unit will join Lego’s line of giant, adult-targeted kits. This 12-inch droid is made up of over 2,300 bricks and has a lot more going on than just looking good.

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Source: Gizmodo – Lego’s Giant R2-D2 Is, of Course, the Droid You’ve Been Looking For

European Commission Proposes Taking Away the Cops' Big Boy Surveillance Machine

The EU is giving the U.S. a run for its money with privacy regulation, and now they’ve upped the ante with a dynamo of a proposal: banishing AI systems that violate “fundamental rights,” with a special place in hell for law enforcement using real-time biometric identification. The end of that sentence is more of a…

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Source: Gizmodo – European Commission Proposes Taking Away the Cops’ Big Boy Surveillance Machine

New Technique Could Turn Plastic Back Into Oil, Which Is … Something

There is way too much plastic in the world—and we’re making more every day, even as we struggle to find a way to get rid of the old stuff. A new study poses an interesting solution: Melting plastic bags and bottles back into the oil it was originally made from.

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Source: Gizmodo – New Technique Could Turn Plastic Back Into Oil, Which Is … Something

Tetris-OS Is an 'OS' That Only Plays Tetris

As a former Tetris fanatic, the idea of an operating system that only runs Tetris, over and over again forever, is fairly compelling. First, my workday would be completely different. Gone are Zoom meetings, mid-morning Slack standups, and endless writing. In fact, a computer that can only play Tetris would remove me…

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Source: Gizmodo – Tetris-OS Is an ‘OS’ That Only Plays Tetris

Mortal Kombat Had a 'Fight Plan' to Make Sure the Action Was Balanced

One of the most impressive things about Mortal Kombat is how each fight means something. When things get cooking in the second half of the film, everything that’s happened before gives each one of the various showdowns some sort of personal stakes—that’s what makes those fights shine even beyond special effects and…

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Source: Gizmodo – Mortal Kombat Had a ‘Fight Plan’ to Make Sure the Action Was Balanced

Physicists Get a Good Look at an 'Exciton' for the First Time

After nearly a century of probing the nature of tiny, ephemeral objects called excitons, researchers finally managed to image the structure, hinting at the true location of an electron. The findings could eventually help physicists create new states of matter or new quantum technologies.

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Source: Gizmodo – Physicists Get a Good Look at an ‘Exciton’ for the First Time