Watch Live: SpaceX's Second Try to Launch NASA Astronauts to the Space Station

Bad weather stopped the much-anticipated countdown earlier this week, but SpaceX and NASA will try again today to launch a Crew Dragon to space with astronauts on board. You can catch the action live right here.

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Source: Gizmodo – Watch Live: SpaceX’s Second Try to Launch NASA Astronauts to the Space Station

Facebook Says It'll Do Fuck All About Trump's Post Calling for Military to Shoot Protesters

Facebook will not remove an incendiary post from President Donald Trump essentially calling for authorities to enter Minneapolis and open fire on Americans protesting police brutality there, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Friday. Earlier in the day, Twitter flagged identical posts on both the official White House…

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Source: Gizmodo – Facebook Says It’ll Do Fuck All About Trump’s Post Calling for Military to Shoot Protesters

RIP Echo Look, Another Amazon Device I Never Even Knew Existed Until Today

Less than three years after its debut, Amazon has banished its style-centric Echo Look device to the Goodwill pile. The company stopped selling actual units back in December 2019, but the company said this week it would be officially dropping support for the device in July. According to CNET (and first spotted by

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Source: Gizmodo – RIP Echo Look, Another Amazon Device I Never Even Knew Existed Until Today

Target Is Sponsoring News Stories of Its Own Destruction—And Likely Has No Idea

Like most industries largely run on automation, the tech that underlies digital advertising is far from perfect, which is why—despite the best efforts of industry bigwigs—sometimes the pipes powering the industry don’t go where they’re supposed to. Sometimes, they’re funneling a brand’s name (and that sweet brand…

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Source: Gizmodo – Target Is Sponsoring News Stories of Its Own Destruction—And Likely Has No Idea

Trees are Getting Shorter and Younger

The world’s collective forests have become shorter and younger overall in the past 50 years, according to a study published in the journal Science on Friday. This means that forests have less capacity to remove carbon from the atmosphere and are less hospitable to the many species that rely on them for shelter. Oh,…

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Source: Gizmodo – Trees are Getting Shorter and Younger

Facebook Wants to be the Arbiter of Truth When It Comes to the Identities of Mega-Viral Accounts

For the past year or so, Facebook has mandated that certain page owners and political ad-spenders on the platform verify their identities as a way to curb interference in the coming election. Now, these checks are being extended to certain people’s profiles, too. According to a post made on the company’s blog…

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Source: Gizmodo – Facebook Wants to be the Arbiter of Truth When It Comes to the Identities of Mega-Viral Accounts

Dino-Killing Asteroid Spawned a Huge Magma Chamber That Lasted Millions of Years

When the dinosaur-snuffing asteroid hit Earth some 66 million years ago, it produced a subterranean pool of magma roughly nine times larger than the current caldera at Yellowstone National Park, according to new research.

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Source: Gizmodo – Dino-Killing Asteroid Spawned a Huge Magma Chamber That Lasted Millions of Years

The Best Pair of Workout Earbuds Now Comes in Actual Fun Colors

I don’t know about you, but I’m over workout earbuds that only come in dark, boring colors. The options usually range from black to grey—occasionally navy, if you’re feeling spicy. Apple-owned Beats is now giving those of us who want more color a few more shades to choose from in its Powerbeats Pro lineup, making some…

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Source: Gizmodo – The Best Pair of Workout Earbuds Now Comes in Actual Fun Colors

Google Made a Super Simple AR Tool to Help You Better Visualize Proper Social Distancing

Parts of the U.S. are starting to open up again, but with covid-19 continuing to plague communities throughout the country, it’s still important to maintain proper social distancing where needed when out in public. To help make staying six feet away from others easier to visualize, Google made a simple augmented…

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Source: Gizmodo – Google Made a Super Simple AR Tool to Help You Better Visualize Proper Social Distancing

Scientists Captured New Footage of the Deepest-Living Octopus

Scientists have discovered a potentially new species of the adorable “dumbo” octopus in a very unique place. At more than 4 miles (6,957 meters) under the Indian Ocean, the newly discovered octo was found at the deepest depths of any cephalopod has been observed. The discovery—published in the journal Marine Biology…

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Source: Gizmodo – Scientists Captured New Footage of the Deepest-Living Octopus

HBO Max Botched Its Launch-Day List, Too

HBO Max’s odd and decidedly messy release this week just got a little stranger. Despite promising a number of popular titles that the company said would be available immediately in a press release last week, those titles were nowhere to be found as of Wednesday. And now, it appears the company has yanked the memo from…

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Source: Gizmodo – HBO Max Botched Its Launch-Day List, Too