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Be the King of Your Halloween Party's Food Chain With This $44 Inflatable T-Rex Costume

lun, 10/08/2018 - 19:32

Update: Now up to $51, which isn’t a bad price.

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io9 Roundtable: Breaking Down Jodie Whittaker's Stellar Doctor Who Premiere

lun, 10/08/2018 - 19:00

Doctor Who returned last night, and brought with it a whole new look, a whole new cast, and a whole new Doctor in the form of Jodie Whittaker. There were thrills! Chills! Lots of accents! It had so much, we just had to grab a few people to hash it all out.

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Facebook's Portal Is the Jetsons Videophone That We Thought Humanity Skipped

lun, 10/08/2018 - 18:44

Facebook announced its new Portal hardware today, a limited-purpose device that allows users to video chat on Facebook almost exclusively. And there’s something strangely retro about the concept: This is the standalone videophone device that George Jetson had in the 1960s and that AT&T imagined in the 1990s—the device…

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We're Absolutely Screwed Unless We Switch to Electric Vehicles

lun, 10/08/2018 - 18:05

A new report from the United Nations offers a terrifying and stark forecast of the immediate consequences of climate change—far worse than previous thought, as The New York Times put it. One particular noteworthy point offered up is a call for cities to transition to electrification, and fast.

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Elon Musk Donates Over $480,000 to Help Flint Schools Clean Tainted Water

lun, 10/08/2018 - 17:55

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk was lambasted on Twitter at the end of last week for mocking the Securities and Exchange Commission. But in the midst of the kerfuffle, one organization took to Twitter to thank him—Michigan’s Flint School District.

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Facebook Launches a Camera for Your Home—What Could Possibly Go Wrong

lun, 10/08/2018 - 17:33

Hot off the news of a massive user-data breach, today Facebook is entering the smart display wars with Portal, a connected gadget with speakers and a screen, built-in Alexa integration, and even deeper ties into Facebook for people who don’t yet distrust Facebook with every fiber of their being.

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Detained Interpol Chief's Last Message to His Wife Was a Knife Emoji

lun, 10/08/2018 - 17:05

Now-former Interpol head Meng Hongwei was reported missing by his wife, Grace, last week, claiming she hadn’t heard from her husband in 10 days while he was visiting China, according to the French Interior Ministry. On Sunday, Grace told reporters at a press conference in Lyon that the last message she received from…

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Scientists Work to Keep Hubble Telescope Functioning After Another Gyroscope Fails

lun, 10/08/2018 - 16:55

The Hubble Space Telescope entered safe mode over the weekend as scientists figure out what to do after a component failed. But it’s not the end of the famous telescope’s life just yet.

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Carbon Tax. Carbon Tax. Carbon Tax.

lun, 10/08/2018 - 16:10

For the one thousandth time, an authoritative new report tells us with great certainty that—if we do not take drastic, immediate action to slash carbon emissions—humanity faces catastrophic damage from climate change. Here are two words: Carbon tax.

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Microsoft Announces Xbox Game Streaming Service

lun, 10/08/2018 - 15:50

Today, Microsoft announced its plans to enter the world of video game streaming with Project xCloud, an ambitious service with a silly title that promises to allow the streaming of Xbox One games across computers, phones, and tablets.

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Gotham Confirms Another Major Batman Villain for Its Final Season

lun, 10/08/2018 - 15:10

Janelle Monae joins Disney’s Lady and the Tramp remake. Barbara Broccoli now doesn’t see a female Bond in the future of the franchise. Production on the Monster Hunter movie has begun. Plus, more good Star Trek: Discovery news, what’s to come on Doctor Who, and new pictures from The 100's return. Spoilers, away!

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Would a BDSM Sex Robot Violate Asimov's First Law of Robotics?

lun, 10/08/2018 - 15:06

The sex robot community—the people who make the sex robots, and the people who want to have sex with the sex robots—suffered a blow this past week, when the Houston City Council voted to preemptively ban what would’ve been the first sex robot “brothel” in the U.S. But even those council members must know that their…

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Fill the Void With Amazon's One-Day Succulent Sale

lun, 10/08/2018 - 14:05

If you like to fill the void in your life with house plants, but don’t have a ton of space, sunlight, or gardening knowledge, succulents are the low-maintenance green things of your dreams. Today only, a bunch of different options from Costa Farms are on sale on Amazon, starting at just $13 for a couple of handsome…

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Amazon Scared Up Some Great One-Day Deals On Halloween Candy

lun, 10/08/2018 - 13:37

Amazon’s Halloween candy Gold Box is includes great deals on a ton of different candies, which is perfect if you already bought a bag from the store for Halloween, but need a second one to eat yourself.

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World's Longest Nonstop Flight Starts Service From Singapore to New Jersey This Week

lun, 10/08/2018 - 13:30

The longest flight in the world right now is from Perth, Australia to London, clocking in at roughly 17.5 hours. But that’s all going to change this week when Singapore Airlines starts flying from Singapore to Newark, New Jersey. Total flight time? Just under 19 hours.

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The Walking Dead Gets the Fresh Start We've Been Waiting For

lun, 10/08/2018 - 04:30

Were you sort of dreading the season nine premiere of The Walking Dead? I was. The series has had increasing problems since the beginning of the boring, interminable Savior War, and the show’s declining ratings back that up. But I’m surprised—and happy!—to report that the season nine premiere really feels like a new…

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We Have a Decade to Prevent a Total Climate Disaster

lun, 10/08/2018 - 03:00

By 2030, we as a collective 7 billion humans will know our fate, or at the very least, the fate of the most vulnerable among us. A landmark report released on Sunday sets the clock ticking for humanity and its quest to keep global warming to within 1.5 degrees Celsius of pre-industrial levels.

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