Covid-19 Sent a Healthy 40-Year-Old Man Into Life-Threatening Catatonia, Doctors Say

A man’s encounter with covid-19 likely led to him experiencing life-threatening catatonia that erased days of his memory, according to doctors in Sweden. Though the man was able to recover without serious brain damage thanks to prompt treatment, the doctors warn that the man’s case may highlight a never-before-seen…

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Source: Gizmodo – Covid-19 Sent a Healthy 40-Year-Old Man Into Life-Threatening Catatonia, Doctors Say

The macOS Big Sur Public Beta Is Available Now and Here's How to Get It

Apple has just announced the availability of the Public Beta for macOS Big Sur. This new version of macOS does away with a lot of the old and familiar design tropes associated with OS X and leans more heavily on touchscreen-style interfaces – a nod to the slow convergence of macOS and iOS.

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Source: Gizmodo – The macOS Big Sur Public Beta Is Available Now and Here’s How to Get It

U.S. Army Esports Team Says It's Unbanning Americans Who Asked About W4r Cr1mes

The U.S. Army says it will restore Americans’ God-given right to shitpost on its esports channel, the premier destination for watching your favorite former sniper shoot up digital Middle Eastern villages. The Verge reports that the Army has decided to unban pesky anti-war Twitch commenters, with caveats ensuring that,…

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Source: Gizmodo – U.S. Army Esports Team Says It’s Unbanning Americans Who Asked About W4r Cr1mes

The Atlantic Hurricane Forecast for This Year Just Got Way Worse

Perhaps you, like me, are done with the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. Well, sucks to be us, because the heart of the season is still ahead, and a new forecast issued Thursday calls for the already hyperactive season to ramp up.

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Source: Gizmodo – The Atlantic Hurricane Forecast for This Year Just Got Way Worse

Don't Make Toy Genitals Interactive

If you’re a caring and attentive parent and/or obsessed with Satanic, ritualized child trafficking, you’ll be familiar with the concept of “grooming,” in which an abuser slowly convinces a child that his or her sexual advances are normal and acceptable, culminating in the unthinkable.

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Source: Gizmodo – Don’t Make Toy Genitals Interactive

Apple's Refreshed 27-Inch iMac Looks to Be a Powerhouse and the End of an Era

I haven’t used an iMac in years, but when I unboxed the 2020 refresh of Apple’s 27-inch all-in-one desktop, I admit it: I smiled. It looks just like it always has (or at least the way it has for more than a decade): simple and streamlined, with the same floating aluminum-and-glass design, seriously giant bezels, and…

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Source: Gizmodo – Apple’s Refreshed 27-Inch iMac Looks to Be a Powerhouse and the End of an Era

Leaked Document Suggests Google Is Still Tinkering With a Foldable Pixel

Foldable smartphones don’t seem to be going away anytime soon. A leaked document obtained by 9to5 Google hints that not only is Google developing Android builds for a Pixel 5a, it’s also futzing around with a foldable Pixel and possibly two other devices.

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Source: Gizmodo – Leaked Document Suggests Google Is Still Tinkering With a Foldable Pixel

Trump Admin Starts Construction on Chinese-Style Great Firewall

After attempting to rewrite the rules of the internet and poach TikTok, the Trump regime has concocted a bonkers plan to build a digital wall around the U.S. internet. This plan has it all: dictatorship, nationalism, paranoia, walls, bans, trade war, and extra-legal blustering that could pressure companies to do what…

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Source: Gizmodo – Trump Admin Starts Construction on Chinese-Style Great Firewall

This Bizarre-Looking Synthesizer Plays Music Using a Vibrating Ruler

If you ever entertained your fellow students at school (while annoying teachers) with an impromptu performance involving twanging a metal ruler hanging off the edge of a desk, then you already have a firm grasp of how Dmitry Morozov’s latest creation works. It’s a synthesizer built around office supplies, and it

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Source: Gizmodo – This Bizarre-Looking Synthesizer Plays Music Using a Vibrating Ruler

Sony Has Practically Perfected Noise Canceling Wireless Headphones

With the release of the WH-1000XM2 headphones three years ago, Sony succeeded in besting the feature Bose’s headphones were best known for: noise-canceling. A year after that, Sony’s WH-1000XM3 update included some welcome improvements when it came to comfort, and while the new WH-1000XM4 continue to refine the…

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Source: Gizmodo – Sony Has Practically Perfected Noise Canceling Wireless Headphones

Honestly I Just Want to Get Off This Ride

Are you a frontline worker dealing with new stresses or irresponsible management? Is working (or not working) from home starting to take a psychological toll? How are you coping with reopening? Submit a story using this Google form or send me an email with the subject line “My Covid Story” and

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Source: Gizmodo – Honestly I Just Want to Get Off This Ride

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live Review: The Beans Got Beats

Samsung is no stranger when it comes to making true wireless earbuds, having released its first pair—the original Gear IconX—back in 2016 (nearly six months before AirPods were even a thing). But with the new $170 Galaxy Buds Live, Samsung decided to remix its latest earbuds to create something refreshingly unique and…

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Source: Gizmodo – Samsung Galaxy Buds Live Review: The Beans Got Beats

Tom Hanks Is Another Step Closer to Joining Disney's Pinocchio Remake

It’s time for Laura Dern to tease her return to the Jurassic World: Dominion set. Wonder Woman 1984 teases Barbara Minerva’s transformation in a teeny new audio clip. Lovecraft Country’s showrunner teases some frightful horror easter eggs. Plus, what’s to come on The 100, and Netflix gets in on the Disney Channel…

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Source: Gizmodo – Tom Hanks Is Another Step Closer to Joining Disney’s Pinocchio Remake

The Pixel 4 and 4XL Have Already Been Discontinued

It was less than a year ago that Google introduced the Pixel 4 and 4XL. In fact, it’s been just a little over 10 months. However, it appears that Google has already decided to discontinue its current flagship phones, with both devices out of stock in the U.S., per the Verge.

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Source: Gizmodo – The Pixel 4 and 4XL Have Already Been Discontinued

World's Biggest Landlord Buys World's Biggest Genealogy Website

The Blackstone Group will buy a majority stake in the genealogy website Ancestry.com in a deal worth $4.7 billion, according to a press release published Wednesday. Blackstone Group, a private equity firm, is the world’s largest landlord and Ancestry is the world’s largest genealogy website, with over 6 billion…

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Source: Gizmodo – World’s Biggest Landlord Buys World’s Biggest Genealogy Website