How to Watch Joe Biden's Inauguration on YouTube, Facebook, and More

Joe Biden will become the 46th President of the United States at noon on Wednesday, finally bringing the Trump era to a close. And if you’re looking for an easy way to watch the inauguration streaming live on YouTube, Facebook, and more, we’ve got you covered.

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Here's What Google Didn't Say In Its Promises About Our Privacy

Roughly a month after being hit with a pretty damning antitrust suit led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Google issued its response on Sunday via a public blog post tackling some of the more “misleading” allegations.

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Source: Gizmodo – Here’s What Google Didn’t Say In Its Promises About Our Privacy

Elon Musk's "Not A Flamethrower" Was a Indeed Flamethrower, Say Cops

Back in 2018, Elon Musk’s The Boring Company released a bunch of limited edition flame-throwing devices as a bizarre promotional gimmick for the tunnel-digging startup. Officially dubbed “Not A Flamethrower” on the company’s own website, the devices could not, as CNN pointed out at the time, “spew flames long…

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Source: Gizmodo – Elon Musk’s “Not A Flamethrower” Was a Indeed Flamethrower, Say Cops

Brave Web Browser Will Become the First To Offer Peer-To-Peer Networking Protocol

For anyone hoping a decentralized web is in our immediate future — anyone who has, say, recently observed the measurable ways in which big tech oligarchs play an active role in shaping our democracy, perhaps — there’s good news: On Tuesday, privacy-focused browser Brave released an update that makes it the first to…

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A Chapter of the Oath Keepers Militia Group Is Raising Money Through Amazon Smile

Militia members are tapping at least one revenue stream through Amazon’s charity partnership program, Amazon Smile. As of Tuesday evening, Amazon shoppers can choose to donate 0.5% of their purchase costs to the Indiana chapter of the armed anti-government group Oath Keepers, one member of which was just charged with…

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Asus's Next Gamer Phone May Be Doing Dual Screens in a Delightfully Ridiculous Way

Asus is no stranger when it comes to putting two displays on a single laptop, but for its next gaming phone, Asus is apparently looking to push some boundaries by putting a small secondary display on the back of the upcoming ROG Phone 5.

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Source: Gizmodo – Asus’s Next Gamer Phone May Be Doing Dual Screens in a Delightfully Ridiculous Way

The Biggest Thing Missing From Joe Biden's Climate Plan: Plastic

President-elect Joe Biden has promised to decarbonize the U.S. electricity grid by 2035 and implement a host of other climate policies, which in theory would discourage fossil fuel companies from extracting more oil and gas. But instead, it could just push them to find other uses for their products: Specifically,…

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Source: Gizmodo – The Biggest Thing Missing From Joe Biden’s Climate Plan: Plastic

What Scientists Wish They Knew a Year Ago About the Covid-19 Pandemic

On January 20, 2020, the first known case of covid-19 in the U.S. was reported—a man in his 30s who had traveled back to Washington State from Wuhan, China, where the first cases of the novel viral disease had been discovered in December 2019. Nearly everyone failed to predict the full scale of the devastation that…

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Facebook Promised to Stop Promoting Political Groups, You’ll Never Believe What Happened Next

Surprise! Despite repeated assurances from Facebook and its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, that the company would stop recommending all “political and social issue groups” in order to slow down misinformation and coordinated political violence, it didn’t really do that.

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Source: Gizmodo – Facebook Promised to Stop Promoting Political Groups, You’ll Never Believe What Happened Next

This New Windows 10 Bug Could Brick Your PC

Don’t do it. Most people aren’t going to experiment with navigating to root Windows 10 folders, but just in case anyone might be digging around in the software guts of their PC, it’s best to stay away from inputting this file path into your browser: “.globalrootdevicecondrvkernelconnect”. It will not only…

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Source: Gizmodo – This New Windows 10 Bug Could Brick Your PC

A Fitness Tracker Shouldn't Make You Feel Like Trash

I can’t figure out who, exactly, Amazon’s Halo Band is designed for. The screen-free band works in the background to track your activity and sleep, and it also has microphones to listen in on your conversations and analyze your tone. There is some appeal to a screen-free wearable that can cut down the distractions in…

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Source: Gizmodo – A Fitness Tracker Shouldn’t Make You Feel Like Trash

Florida Whistleblower Rebekah Jones Turns Herself In 'to Protect Her Family' From Local Police

Rebekah Jones, the Florida data scientist turned whistleblower who accused state authorities of manipulating covid-19 data, turned herself in to local police on Sunday night to, as she put it, “protect her family” from ongoing police harassment. Her announcement came just one day after Florida authorities issued an

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South African Coronavirus Variant May Dodge Existing Immunity in Some People

Experts are becoming increasingly worried that at least some variants of the coronavirus will pose an added challenge to limiting the spread of covid-19 through vaccination. Recent data announced over the weekend suggests a variant first found in South Africa can escape detection from antibodies in some people who had…

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Source: Gizmodo – South African Coronavirus Variant May Dodge Existing Immunity in Some People

MyPillow Guy Spectacularly Owns Self Amid Dominion Lawsuit Threat

As Donald Trump’s presidential term transitions into an uncertain legacy, the world has also begun to question the repute of his most ride-or-die follower: Mike Lindell, a.k.a. MyPillow guy, whose products look dangerously close to fading from relevance. Lindell has claimed that MyPillow pillows and mattress toppers…

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