Author Behind Bogus Hunter Biden Report Isn't Real Either

As if this Hunter Biden smear campaign couldn’t be more
clearly manufactured, Martin Aspen, the author behind a viral phony “intelligence”
document about the Vice President’s son that made it to Trump’s
inner circle, is not the Swiss security analyst he claims to be. Namely because
Martin Aspen doesn’t exist. Even his…

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Source: Gizmodo – Author Behind Bogus Hunter Biden Report Isn’t Real Either

Two Ohio Republicans Plead Guilty in Alleged $60 Million Bribery Scandal for Coal and Nuclear Bailout

Two of the five Republicans arrested on corruption charges involving former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder pleaded guilty on Thursday to racketeering. They’re the first to be convicted in the alleged $60 million federal corruption scandal, which federal prosecutors are already calling one of the largest…

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Source: Gizmodo – Two Ohio Republicans Plead Guilty in Alleged Million Bribery Scandal for Coal and Nuclear Bailout

Disney Made a Skinless Robot That Can Realistically Stare Directly Into Your Soul

One of the obvious giveaways that you’re interacting with a robot is their blank dead-eyed stare. The eyes don’t connect with yours the way they would if they were, you know, human. A research team at Disney is trying to fix that using subtle head motions and eye movements that make the robot seem more lifelike

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Source: Gizmodo – Disney Made a Skinless Robot That Can Realistically Stare Directly Into Your Soul

Hey Tucker Carlson, We Have Some Guesses About What Happened to Your Hunter Biden Docs

Fox News host Tucker Carlson devoted a segment of his show on Wednesday night to damning documents supposedly proving corruption by Democratic nominee Joe Biden—except they had mysteriously vanished in transit.

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Source: Gizmodo – Hey Tucker Carlson, We Have Some Guesses About What Happened to Your Hunter Biden Docs

Keep Your Home-Built PC Alive With the Best Power Supplies

When you’re building a PC, you probably get really excited about the CPU, graphics card, and maybe the case—but the power supply is the least sexy part of any build. It is, however, one of the most important—so it requires just as much deliberation as your other components.

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Source: Gizmodo – Keep Your Home-Built PC Alive With the Best Power Supplies

Spell Is a Gorgeous B Horror Movie With Messy Ideas About Class and Power

Paramount Pictures’ Spellfrom director Mark Tonderai—is a film that sets out to exist in a number of emotional spaces while terrifying you with a story about how simultaneously horrific and freeing homecomings can be. While the film doesn’t quite accomplish all of its goals, it does manage—perhaps accidentally—to be…

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Source: Gizmodo – Spell Is a Gorgeous B Horror Movie With Messy Ideas About Class and Power

A Black Biologist Pioneered Animal Intelligence Research, but His Work Was Buried

Black biologist Charles Henry Turner was doing groundbreaking research into animal cognition at the turn of the 20th century, yet his ideas never gained traction on account of racism and his seemingly radical viewpoint. Many concepts proposed by Turner are now accepted science, and a group of researchers to say it’s…

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Source: Gizmodo – A Black Biologist Pioneered Animal Intelligence Research, but His Work Was Buried

The FCC Is Making a Boneheaded 5G Play to Improve Rural Broadband

On Tuesday, the FCC announced it will set aside up to $9 billion over the next 10 years to fund 5G wireless broadband expansion across rural America. This is in addition to the $20.4 billion already earmarked for wired broadband expansion in rural America over the same time period, but there’s so set date for an…

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Source: Gizmodo – The FCC Is Making a Boneheaded 5G Play to Improve Rural Broadband

Everything You Need to Know About the New Google TV

There’s a new Chromecast in town, only it’s not so much a Chromecast as a little Android TV dongle with Chromecast built in… but that’s not right either, because it’s running Google TV rather than Android TV… I know, I know. If you’re wondering exactly what this new software platform is, and how it relates to the…

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Source: Gizmodo – Everything You Need to Know About the New Google TV

Feds Warn of 'Imminent' Cyberattacks on U.S. Hospitals

As if the rampant underfunding and overcrowding weren’t enough for hospitals to deal with during the current pandemic, apparently they need to grapple with ransomware, too. In an advisory memo released last night, federal officials warned of an “increased and imminent cybercrime threat” to hospitals and healthcare…

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Source: Gizmodo – Feds Warn of ‘Imminent’ Cyberattacks on U.S. Hospitals

The Border Wall Is a ‘Death Blow’ to Wildlife. This Election Will Decide How Much Worse It Gets.

The upcoming presidential election will decide more than just the next American leader; it could also determine the fate of numerous endangered wildlife species that depend on unimpeded access to both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border to survive.

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Source: Gizmodo – The Border Wall Is a ‘Death Blow’ to Wildlife. This Election Will Decide How Much Worse It Gets.

This Is the Best Gaming Laptop You Should Buy

We’ve reviewed a ton of laptops and played around with even more. While we have an entire guide dedicated to laptops, we know some people just want to game and so no matter your budget, we’ve curated some of the best gaming laptops currently on the market too. Many of them are great for other tasks besides gaming,…

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Source: Gizmodo – This Is the Best Gaming Laptop You Should Buy

This Tactile Pregnancy Test Offers Much-Needed Privacy to People With Visual Impairments

Pregnancy tests these days can get surprisingly high tech—and may even be rigged to play Doom. It’s also an unfortunate reality that these high-tech tests aren’t always accessible for the visually impaired. Because most rely on digital screens, blind or partially sighted people often have to ask someone else to read…

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Source: Gizmodo – This Tactile Pregnancy Test Offers Much-Needed Privacy to People With Visual Impairments

Celebrate Grand Admiral Thrawn's 30th Birthday Next Year With New Books, Fancy Books, and Old Books (on T-Shirts!)

In 1991, the Star Wars universe changed forever. After a few years of quiet, the Expanded Universe exploded in scope and reach, kicking off with a series of novels from Timothy Zahn that brought us the story of what happened after Return of the Jedi. With it came the rise of Grand Admiral Thrawn and 30 years later,…

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Source: Gizmodo – Celebrate Grand Admiral Thrawn’s 30th Birthday Next Year With New Books, Fancy Books, and Old Books (on T-Shirts!)

Satellite Internet Will Not Solve the Digital Divide

Internet service providers will be vying for some of the FCC’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund today, including Elon Musks’s SpaceX. Its Starlink satellite network allegedly has speeds of up to 100 Mbps now, so the company seems to be in a better position to convince the FCC it’s worth a piece of that $16 billion in…

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Source: Gizmodo – Satellite Internet Will Not Solve the Digital Divide

Researchers Finally Figured Out How Octopuses Taste With Their Arms

Octopuses, with their eight suction-cup-covered arms, can taste objects simply by touching them. A team of researchers has finally figured out how these cephalopods are capable of pulling off this remarkable trick.

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Source: Gizmodo – Researchers Finally Figured Out How Octopuses Taste With Their Arms