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    We Got Prince's FBI File

    We Got Prince's FBI File


    The world was shocked when Prince died of a prescription drug overdose back in April of 2016 at the age of 57. As I often do after celebrities die, I filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the FBI for any files it might have on the music...

    The world was shocked when Prince died of a prescription drug overdose back in April of 2016 at the age of 57. As I often do after celebrities die, I filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the FBI for any files it might have on the music legend. After months of delays—we were originally told that it…

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    Rudy Giuliani Forgot 9/11('s Effect on Commercial Air Travel)

    Rudy Giuliani Forgot 9/11('s Effect on Commercial Air Travel)


    Yesterday morning, Rudy Giuliani—America’s mayor, Donald Trump’s current cybersecurity advisor, and a race-baiting thug most famous for being circumstantially tied to a great tragedy—had a little dust-up with the TSA while making his way through...

    Yesterday morning, Rudy Giuliani—America’s mayor, Donald Trump’s current cybersecurity advisor, and a race-baiting thug most famous for being circumstantially tied to a great tragedy—had a little dust-up with the TSA while making his way through Newark airport. Apparently, the former mayor who famously saw his city…

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    Google's Coolest Tech Is Getting Harder and Harder to See

    Google's Coolest Tech Is Getting Harder and Harder to See


    Google always uses its annual I/O developer conference as a place to trot out some of its biggest and most exciting product updates. You’d be forgiven for feeling like this year was kind of a dud. There were no new gadgets, no new moonshot projects,...

    Google always uses its annual I/O developer conference as a place to trot out some of its biggest and most exciting product updates. You’d be forgiven for feeling like this year was kind of a dud. There were no new gadgets, no new moonshot projects, and not even cool new swag like Google Cardboard headsets. The…

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    The First AI-Generated Paint Names Include 'Homestar Brown' and 'Stanky Bean'

    The First AI-Generated Paint Names Include 'Homestar Brown' and 'Stanky Bean'


    Humans aren’t nearly as creative as we think. Craft brewers, for example, have run out of fun names and are sending each other cease and desist letters for coming up with the same ideas. So, what if we let computers come up with new names for us?Read...

    Humans aren’t nearly as creative as we think. Craft brewers, for example, have run out of fun names and are sending each other cease and desist letters for coming up with the same ideas. So, what if we let computers come up with new names for us?

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    'Panda' Porpoise Could Be Extinct In Months

    'Panda' Porpoise Could Be Extinct In Months


    Vaquitas are cartoonish-looking porpoises that swim around, bothering literally no one. These little guys, which only weigh about 120 pounds, are found in just one region in the world— the Northern Gulf of California. Their nickname—the “panda”...

    Vaquitas are cartoonish-looking porpoises that swim around, bothering literally no one. These little guys, which only weigh about 120 pounds, are found in just one region in the world— the Northern Gulf of California. Their nickname—the “panda” porpoise—comes from the dark rings around their eyes, similar to that of…

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    Sad, Sick Idiot Anthony Weiner to Plead Guilty to Sexting 15-Year-Old Girl

    Sad, Sick Idiot Anthony Weiner to Plead Guilty to Sexting 15-Year-Old Girl


    Early Friday morning, former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner surrendered himself to FBI agents and will appear before a federal judge later this afternoon. There, he will plead guilty to transferring obscene material to a minor, multiple news...

    Early Friday morning, former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner surrendered himself to FBI agents and will appear before a federal judge later this afternoon. There, he will plead guilty to transferring obscene material to a minor, multiple news outlets report.

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    Uber Threatens to Dump Engineer Accused of Stealing Trade Secrets From Waymo

    Uber Threatens to Dump Engineer Accused of Stealing Trade Secrets From Waymo


    Lots of people get fired from Uber. One employee was reportedly fired last year for helping his female coworkers raise complaints about sexual harassment. Drivers get deactivated from the platform if their ratings slip below a certain number (Uber says...

    Lots of people get fired from Uber. One employee was reportedly fired last year for helping his female coworkers raise complaints about sexual harassment. Drivers get deactivated from the platform if their ratings slip below a certain number (Uber says the minimum rating varies by city, but driver forums say dipping…

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    The Survivors of the Coming Apocalypse Just Wanna Have Fun

    The Survivors of the Coming Apocalypse Just Wanna Have Fun


    “I used to be into guns, but that’s not a realistic plan,” says Michael Robertson, 69, of Utah. “How many men do you need to guard a place 24 hours a day? Twenty?”Read...

    “I used to be into guns, but that’s not a realistic plan,” says Michael Robertson, 69, of Utah. “How many men do you need to guard a place 24 hours a day? Twenty?”

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    More Hints of Luke Skywalker's Journey in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    More Hints of Luke Skywalker's Journey in Star Wars: The Last Jedi


    The next Godzilla film casts a former Game of Thrones star. Pearl Mackie discusses her Doctor Who future. The screenwriter for the Mortal Kombat movie reboot talks about his goals. Plus, teasers for what’s to come on the next season of Legends of...

    The next Godzilla film casts a former Game of Thrones star. Pearl Mackie discusses her Doctor Who future. The screenwriter for the Mortal Kombat movie reboot talks about his goals. Plus, teasers for what’s to come on the next season of Legends of Tomorrow, and more new Wonder Woman images. Go, Spoilers!

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    8 Reasons You Should Care a Lot About the 2020 Census 

    8 Reasons You Should Care a Lot About the 2020 Census 


    Do you care about the 2020 census? You should. We all probably should care more about the 2020 census, because John Thompson, the director of the Census Bureau and the man in charge of running the 2020 census, stepped down last week. It’s hard to...

    Do you care about the 2020 census? You should. We all probably should care more about the 2020 census, because John Thompson, the director of the Census Bureau and the man in charge of running the 2020 census, stepped down last week. It’s hard to overstate what huge news this is, and yet the story isn’t getting a ton…

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    Stuff Your Closet With Under Armour Gear During Amazon's One-Day Sale

    Stuff Your Closet With Under Armour Gear During Amazon's One-Day Sale


    Amazon’s running a new fitness-focused Gold Box to get you ready for going outside, this time with a solid selection of Under Armour apparel for men, women, and kids all marked down to great low prices.Read...

    Amazon’s running a new fitness-focused Gold Box to get you ready for going outside, this time with a solid selection of Under Armour apparel for men, women, and kids all marked down to great low prices.

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    The CIA Runs 'Shark Tank' Competitions Internally For New Tech Ideas

    The CIA Runs 'Shark Tank' Competitions Internally For New Tech Ideas


    The ABC show Shark Tank gives aspiring entrepreneurs a chance to pitch business investors on their ideas. And according to new reports, the CIA has its own version of Shark Tank to get personnel thinking about espionage technology in innovative ways....

    The ABC show Shark Tank gives aspiring entrepreneurs a chance to pitch business investors on their ideas. And according to new reports, the CIA has its own version of Shark Tank to get personnel thinking about espionage technology in innovative ways.

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    Julian Assange Rape Investigation Dropped by Swedish Prosecutors Over Technicality

    Julian Assange Rape Investigation Dropped by Swedish Prosecutors Over Technicality


    Swedish prosecutors just announced that they are dropping the rape investigation against Julian Assange, the cofounder of Wikileaks. But it’s not yet clear if Assange will leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London anytime soon.Read...

    Swedish prosecutors just announced that they are dropping the rape investigation against Julian Assange, the cofounder of Wikileaks. But it’s not yet clear if Assange will leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London anytime soon.

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    The First Reactions for Wonder Woman Are Spectacular

    The First Reactions for Wonder Woman Are Spectacular


    The release of Wonder Woman is just a few short weeks away and DC’s latest film is currently screening for the media. Full reviews are still under embargo—but tonight, Warner Bros. allowed non-spoiler reactions on social media, and they were almost...

    The release of Wonder Woman is just a few short weeks away and DC’s latest film is currently screening for the media. Full reviews are still under embargo—but tonight, Warner Bros. allowed non-spoiler reactions on social media, and they were almost overwhelmingly positive.

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    The Biggest Android News Came Nearly a Week Before I/O

    The Biggest Android News Came Nearly a Week Before I/O


    I/O, Google’s huge developer conference/outdoor coding festival will be wrapping up in Mountain View tomorrow. Thousands of developers have been soaking in the sun and knowledge while Google woos them with free Google Homes, raw vegan salads, and a...

    I/O, Google’s huge developer conference/outdoor coding festival will be wrapping up in Mountain View tomorrow. Thousands of developers have been soaking in the sun and knowledge while Google woos them with free Google Homes, raw vegan salads, and a live performance by LCD Soundsystem. Usually the can’t miss moment of…

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    Here's How Much Bubble Wrap You Need To Wrap A Giant Whale Heart

    Here's How Much Bubble Wrap You Need To Wrap A Giant Whale Heart


    It’s not every day one stumbles upon a 400 pound whale heart, but when you do, you put that shit in a museum. Thankfully, that’s exactly what the folks at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) did when they uncovered a dead blue whale in Newfoundland back...

    It’s not every day one stumbles upon a 400 pound whale heart, but when you do, you put that shit in a museum. Thankfully, that’s exactly what the folks at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) did when they uncovered a dead blue whale in Newfoundland back in 2014. Since then, biologist Jacqueline Miller and her team at ROM…

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    Uber Doesn’t Want You to See This Document About Its Vast Data Surveillance System

    Uber Doesn’t Want You to See This Document About Its Vast Data Surveillance System


    The ever-expanding operations of Uber are defined by two interlocking and zealously guarded sets of information: the things the world-dominating ride-hailing company knows about you, and the things it doesn’t want you to know about it. Both kinds of...

    The ever-expanding operations of Uber are defined by two interlocking and zealously guarded sets of information: the things the world-dominating ride-hailing company knows about you, and the things it doesn’t want you to know about it. Both kinds of secrets have been in play in the Superior Court of California in San…

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    What

    What "Classified Information" Means, and What Happens If You Divulge It 


    The media is ablaze over President Trump sharing classified information with Russian foreign officials—but what is classified information exactly? And what happens if you disclose it? Good news: You’ve been granted clearance to acquire this...

    The media is ablaze over President Trump sharing classified information with Russian foreign officials—but what is classified information exactly? And what happens if you disclose it? Good news: You’ve been granted clearance to acquire this not-quite-top-secret knowledge.

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